Camps & Retreats

PBA offers two week-long summer camps and three weekend retreats for various age and experience levels. All provide a safe, nurturing environment for boys to build relationships, learn personal responsibility, develop their musical skills, and enjoy the outdoors. This is a great way to keep students mentally, physically, and artistically engaged during school breaks, getting them excited about the arts and going back to school. Led by choir alumni counselors and PBA’s world-class staff, choristers enjoy as much fun and learning, in one week, as they would experience in two months of regular rehearsals!

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July 31-August 4, 2017 

Pacific Boychoir Academy’s Day Camp provides a fun, safe, educational environment for boys ages 5-10 years to play, build relationships, learn to collaborate, and develop their musical, and social skills. Guided by PBA’s highly qualified staff and alumni counselors, boys learn with hands-on Orff instruments, Kodaly games and activities, music theory, and vocal coaching. The camp also includes team-building games and exciting off-site adventures, including swimming, hiking, bowling, and more!


Pacific Boychoir Academy, 215 Ridgeway Avenue in Oakland, but our daily adventures take us all around the Bay Area on very own charter bus.


Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 2017. 9am-4pm, with extended care available from 8am-5pm.
• AM Activities: Orff ensemble, Kodaly instruction, music theory coaching, and vocal development classes.
• PM Activities: bowling, USS Potomac, Crab Cove, outdoor daytime camping experience, and swimming.


$460 due in advance with the registration form. PRINT THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE or REGISTER ONLINE HERE. Extended day care can be invoiced after camp at an additional $10 per hour. Lunch not included – please provide your own bag lunch. Contact us to arrange a payment plan or invoicing if necessary. Please submit check or cash to Pacific Boychoir Academy, 215 Ridgeway Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 or pay online via PayPal "Friends and Family" (no fee) option to


Camp Director Stella Brown, 925-588-8375,
or Pacific Boychoir Academy main office at 510-652-4722,


August 5-12, 2017

This is an integral part of the PBA program where boys learn, in one week, as much as they learn in two months of regular rehearsals. PBA camp is held at The Bishop's Ranch, an Episcopal retreat center in Healdsburg, CA in Sonoma. Register Now

In an intensive, yet fun balance of musical achievement and recreation. The musical aspects of the camp include

  • individual and group music theory lessons
  • sight-singing and introduction to the repertoire of the coming season
  • sectional and full choir rehearsal with a culminating family performance

Fun outdoors and traditional camp activities include

  • swimming
  • hiking
  • basketball
  • football
  • capture the flag
  • arts and crafts
  • campfires
  • skit night
  • movie night

Counselors for the camp have all been in a boychoirs themselves. They are alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy, the American Boychoir School, or the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and are veterans of the camp and choral experience, making for tremendous experience, comfort, and fun for all!