MOCHA is constantly updating their policies to reflect the most current COVID-19 guidelines. 2021 Summer camp will be offered as a hybrid camp taught online and in-person. The following is required for campers attending in person: daily temperature check, masks, hand washing, social distancing. 

As part of MOCHA’s practice, the Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Studio Habits of Mind framework is used as a method by our professional teaching artists in the curriculum development,  classroom, as well as reporting and evaluations to guide them throughout all visual arts programming.

Each week of Summer Art Camps, we immerse our campers in thematic artistic mediums where they can work within a structured environment while being free to test the limits of their imagination while they investigate and examine. Each week is designed to put the camper in an environment where play, creativity and expression, innovation, and exploration is validated through the process of making art.

Join us for innovative, hands-on, COVID conscious arts activities for children and youth, ages 5.5-12 (entering grades 1-7 in fall 2021). MOCHA campers work on a variety of engaging projects based on weekly topics.

Days & Times

June 1 – August 21, 2021

Pre-care: 8:00 – 8:30am
Drop-off: 8:30 – 9:00am
Camp: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Pick-up: 3:30 – 3:45pm
Aftercare: 3:30 – 5:30pm


Camp: $375 per week (unless noted otherwise)
10% sibling discount on second child


Pre-care: $5 per day
After-care: $20 per day 

Limited scholarships are available

Safety & Hygiene policy 

Theme Descriptions

Week 1: June 1-4                                                            
Theme: All About Paper                                                        
Teaching Artist: Lena Lee                   

Week 2: June 7-11                                                                   
Theme: Afrofuturism                             
Teaching Artist: Kaya Fortune                                             

Week 3: June 14-18                                                                 
Theme: She Created… Showcasing Female Architects
Teaching Artist: Tammy Artis 

Week 4: June 21-25                                                               
Theme: In Motion – Art & Movement                        
Teaching Artist: Mary Lawrence                                   

Week 5: June 28-July 2                                                          
Theme: The Art of Poetry
Teaching Artists: Nia Shakur & London Padgett

Week 6: July 5-9                                                                
Theme: Elements of Art                         
Teaching Artist: Laura Garcia                                                                           
Week 7: July 12-16                                                             
Theme: Textiles & Sewing                         
Teaching Artist: Emily Ramirez
Week 8:
July 19-23                                  
Theme: Mix Media                        
Teaching Artist
: Ryan Martinez                      

Week 9: July 26-30
Theme: The Science of Color                         
Teaching Artist: Roxanne Padgett
London Padgett

Week 10: August 2-6
Theme: Fashion    
Teaching Artist:
Kaya Fortune   

Week 11: August 9-13
Theme: Kids can code!                                                                                
Teaching Artist: Mary Lawrence             

Week 12: August 16-20                                                       
Theme 1: Plants                                                                  
Teaching Artist: Tammy Artis                                   

Summer Camp Schedule: A typical day @ MOCHA Camp

Please note: Art Camp fees must be paid in full at time of registration. In the event of cancellation, $100/child/week (for summer) and $25/child/day (for all other camps) will be retained as a non-refundable deposit. Only credits will be allowed for the remaining balances. No credits will be issued after May 1st for summer camps or 10 days prior for all other camps. Camp sessions are not transferable to other customers. MOCHA reserves the right to convert a camp into a virtual interactive in the event an act of God occurs and only credits will be issued for another event/camp/activity. Cash refunds are not allowed.


Parking in our area is mostly metered street parking and paid garages. The Ace garage (Oakland City Center Parking) is located right next to the entrance of MOCHA, and is free for the first 15 mins.

What to bring to camp?
Parents should send lunch every day. MOCHA will NOT provide snack for campers. If your child has food allergies, please let us know on your emergency form. Please also bring a reusable water bottle.

What not to bring?
Food that contains nuts
Electronic games or cell phones (for campers only)
Toys or other personal items that will cause disappointment if lost
Gum or Candy

What to wear?
Please dress your children in clothing that you don’t mind getting covered with paint, glue, etc. Smocks or aprons are provided. Weather can also change frequently, so send a warm jacket or sweatshirt. If rain is predicted, send rain gear. For Wednesday/Thursday field trips you may also want to send a hat and apply sunscreen prior to dropping your child off at camp.

Is ID required for pickup?
Each day, we require that an adult show ID for sign in/out of each camper at the main reception desk. MOCHA staff are always available to meet with you in person to discuss your child and make sure we are providing the best possible experience for them.

May I join my camper for lunch?
Yes! Most days we have lunch at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 12pm. Please give a heads up to the receptionist at the front desk or email