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!

Watch this video to follow the action from the boys' point of view!


July 31-August 4, 2017 (tentatively)

Pacific Boychoir Academy’s Choral Day Camp provides a safe, nurturing environment for boys to build relationships, learn to collaborate, and develop their musical, vocal, and performance skills. Boys who are interested in auditioning for PBA in the fall or just trying out music may find the Day Camp a good opportunity to get started. You do not need to be a member of the choir to benefit from our world-class music instruction this summer!

Our Methods 

Guided by PBA’s highly qualified staff, boys build their musical toolbox through participation in hands-on Orff ensemble, Kodaly games and activities, music theory coaching, and vocal development classes.

More Than Music

In addition to daily music instruction, the camp includes exciting off-site adventures. Boys will have the opportunity to go swimming, bowling, hiking, visit a battle ship, nature conservatory, and enjoy an optional overnight camping trip.



Dates and Times: Tentatievely July 31-August 4, 9am-4pm
with extended care 8-9am and 4-5pm

Fees: 2016 tuition was $435 with extended day care available at an additional $10/hr. This covers all expenses except lunches (bring your own bag lunch).

Location: Pacific Boychoir Academy at 215 Ridgeway Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

To register, or for more info call 510-652-4722 or email Stella Brown at



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.

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!