Mark Day School
39 Trellis Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903


We are excited to offer the following courses for in-person, all-gender summer camp at the Mark Day campus in San Rafael.


Learning about famous artists can be lots of fun and a great opportunity to explore different techniques and mediums. Follow us along as we explore the different masterpieces and create our own artistic interpretations.

Instructors: Karen Klier & Mary Sikkel
Entering grades: 1-4
Dates & times: June 21-25, June 28-July 2 / 9:00am-3:00pm
Fee: $550


An immersive, five-day building experience that springs out of Mark Day School’s long standing collaboration with the world-renowned Tinkering School in San Francisco, this program seeks to empower students by introducing them to real tools and challenging them with these four goals:

1. Make mistakes and learn from them
2. Build something bigger than themselves 
3. Collaborate and make new friends
4. Try harder than usual

Each week-long session of Summer Tinkering at Mark Day is a student-centered experience during which students ages 7-11 imagine, design and build incredible large scale creations out of wood under the watchful guidance of caring and experienced Mark Day faculty and staff. Each week begins with a surprise theme that provides the structure and story for the week. Past themes have included Harry Potter, where students designed and built the Hogwarts Express steam train, and Pirates where students spent the week building a GIANT pirate ship and an island to hide their treasure on! 

Legal Disclaimer: Tinkering School provides professional development training for Mark Day staff, and includes the camp in its website and marketing materials, but the Mark Day camp is operated entirely by Mark Day School, who assumes all legal responsibility. No legal oversight is provided by Tinkering School or the Institute for Applied Tinkering.

Instructors: Tatian Greenleaf, David St. Martin, & Jayson Howe
Ages: 7-11
Dates & times: June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16 / 9:00am-3:00pm
Fee: $675 ($100 deposit)

Slime, cloud dough, ice cream, and many other activities are on the menu as we explore the wild and wacky world of kitchen science. Ms. Reilly will lead students through each experiment while Ms. Geisse brings the science context, helping us understand the why behind the wow!

Instructors: Hannah Reilly & Eva Geisse
Entering grades: 1-4
Dates & times: June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16 / 9:00am-3:00pm
Fee: $550

Students will be sewing, molding, and putting treats together depending on the day's themes! If you love arts and crafts and a zany instructor please join!

Instructors: Beckie Mejia & Marielle Lyons
Entering grades: 5-8
Dates & times: July 5-9, July 12-16 / 9:00am-3:00pm
Fee: $550