Abundant Summers

Dates: Jun 10, 2019 – Aug 23, 2019
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Deadline: One week before the week planning to attend

Our camp is it’s own tiny world; a community that we create together every day. Each camp day runs from 9am-3:30pm with the option to add before care (8:30-9am) and after care (3:30-5:30pm). Shared snacks and mealtime shape the outline of our day, and between gathering times, children choose to participate in a structured activity like kickball, fishing or mask-making or choose to use the unstructured time to build, climb, read or make art.

Ages: 3 – 7
Grades: Preschool – 2nd
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  • Day camp
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Cost

Single full day $85 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Weekly full day $425 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Early drop-off $5 starts at 8:30 am
Late pick-up $15 until 5:30 pm

Academic Talent Development Program, UC Berkeley

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Jul 26, 2019
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Deadline: 5/29 for Secondary (7-11 grade); 6/6 for Elementary (K-6 grade)

UC Berkeley’s ATDP offers challenging summer courses for highly motivated young scholars in grades K-11. Since 1982, students have come to our sites to take exciting classes designed for academic advancement and enrichment. Examples of past courses include, Backyard Botany, Lab Chemistry, Geometry, and First-Year Japanese. Secondary Division is held for six weeks at the UC Berkeley campus and Elementary Division is held for three weeks at Washington School in Point Richmond.

Ages: 5 – 17
Grades: Kindergarten – 11th
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  • Day camp
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Cost

Session $650–1100

Sibling discounts + financial aid available.
Extended Care available for our Elementary Division

Camp Doodles

Dates: Jun 10, 2019 – Aug 9, 2019
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Deadline: Early bird discount until March 31

Camp Doodles is an incubator for kids to grow their creative intelligence through Making and art in a project-based, hands-on environment. New themes this year include Da Vinci’s Footsteps, PVC Madness and Opposites Attract.
Our Berkeley camp is held at Berkeley Arts Magnet (6/24-8/9) and we also offer camps in Orinda (6/10-8/9), San Francisco Hayes Valley (6/17-8/9), and Mill Valley (6/17-8/2).
Accredited by the American Camp Association.

Ages: 3 – 15
Grades: Preschool – 10th
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  • Day camp
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Cost

Weekly full day $389 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Early drop-off starts at 8:00 am
Late pick-up until 6:00 pm

Early bird and multi-week discounts available.
$50/week for Spark program (1st – 5th graders) and $60/week for Primo program (PreK-K)

City of Berkeley: Day Camp

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Aug 16, 2019
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Berkeley Day Camp is one of the best traditional outdoor day camp programs in the East Bay! We believe strongly in the power of spending quality time in nature. Berkeley Day Camp staff are committed to ensuring each camper’s summer experience is safe, fun, and filled with memories and friendships that are guaranteed to last a lifetime. A counselor-in-training program is also available for teens ages 14-15 years old. Register at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/recreation

Ages: 5 – 13
Grades: Kindergarten – 7th
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  • Day camp
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Cost

Session $174–209 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Early drop-off $44–53 starts at 7:30 am
Late pick-up $69–83 until 6:00 pm

AM & PM Extended Care will be at Willard Clubhouse 2720 Hillegass

City of Berkeley: Summer Fun Camps

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Aug 9, 2019
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Join us for some summer FUN at one of our community center Summer Fun Camps located at Frances Albrier and James Kenney Community Centers! Participants will enjoy days filled with sports, arts and crafts, group games, weekly swim days, and local and major field trips to locations such as amusement and water parks. Extended AM/PM care is available! Register today at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/recreation. Scholarships available for qualified Berkeley residents. Apply early.

Ages: 5 – 12
Grades: Kindergarten – 6th
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  • Day camp
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Session $101–121 9:00 am–3:00 pm 8 week session
Early drop-off $10–12 starts at 8:00 am
Late pick-up $30–36 until 6:00 pm

Scholarships available for core program for Berkeley residents.

City of Berkeley: Summer Playground Program

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Aug 2, 2019
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Start your summer off right! Enjoy a variety of fun activities such as games, arts and crafts, sports, and making new friends, all while being supervised by enthusiastic City of Berkeley staff. Choose from one (or all) locations throughout the city – Malcolm X Elementary (11am-5pm), Longfellow Middle School (11am-5pm), and Grove Park (10am-4pm). Low weekly fees. Low-income Berkeley residents have priority registration through June 1. After June 1, register at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/recreation.

Ages: 5 – 12
Grades: Kindergarten – 6th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $5–10 11:00 am–5:00 pm

Visit website for more information.

Downtown Berkeley YMCA

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Aug 9, 2019
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We are committed to building character, and supporting your child’s social emotional development through fun and engaging summer activities. Camp spends 2-3 days each week on site rotating through enrichment activities and swimming, and off site or “field trip” days visiting local attractions such as amusement parks, water parks, fun centers, science centers and museums.

We offer week sessions for 8 weeks of summer starting June 17 and ending August 9.

Ages: 5 – 14
Grades: Kindergarten – 8th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $295–330 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Late pick-up $25 until 6:00 pm

Financial Assistance available!

Extended care is offered from 4:00pm to 6pm for an addiotnal cost of $25 per week. Registrations must be made in advance, we don’t allow same week sign ups.

We offer a range of enrichment activites: Group Games, STEM, Cooking Projects, Fieldtrips and much more

East Bay Media Center – Teen Media Camp

Dates: Jul 8, 2019 – Jul 26, 2019
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Deadline: 05/01/2019

Teens learn hands on training in the basics of movie making, camera techniques, editing, storyboard creation, directing, special effects, green screen techniques, cell phone video creation, and lighting .

Ages: 12 – 17
Grades: 8th – 12th
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  • Day camp
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Session $875 10:00 am–2:00 pm 3 week session

Early Registration discount

Explorers Camp at Chabot Space & Science Center

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Jul 26, 2019
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Have an out of this world summer at Explorers Camp at Chabot Space & Science Center! Campers will explore alongside Chabot Science Educators inside our science labs and museum spaces, and outdoors in Redwood Regional Park. Our summer camps are designed to be active, highly engaging, and are tailored to students entering 1st-6th grades. Join us for week-long, thematic camps and become an innovative, creative, and confident problem-solver through immersive, hands-on science experiences!

Ages: 6 – 12
Grades: 1st – 6th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $495 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Early drop-off $25 starts at 8:00 am
Late pick-up $75 until 6:00 pm

Chabot members receive a $50 discount per child, per week.

Galileo Summer Camp

Dates: Jun 24, 2019 – Aug 9, 2019
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Deadline: Register up to the day Friday before online, or day of at camp.

SUMMER CAMPS KIDS LOVE
Galileo Innovation Camps for Pre-K – 8th Graders

At Galileo, we mix day camp fun with hands-on projects in fields from science, tech, engineering and arts. Supported by incredible staff, kids grow into confident creators ready to turn their ideas into reality. Check out new majors and themes for 2019!

Camps in Berkeley, Oakland & Alameda. Optional extended care and healthy lunch. Learn more: http://www.galileo-camps.com or 800-854-3684.

Ages: 4 – 14
Grades: Preschool – 8th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $449.99–529.99 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Early drop-off $39.99 starts at 8:00 am
Late pick-up $89.99 until 6:00 pm

Save $25/week when you enroll by 2/28/19
Refer a new to Galileo friend and save an additional $25. Multi-session discounts and financial assistance also available.

Extended care can also be purchased by the day.

Hanwen Mandarin Immersion Summer Camps

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Aug 23, 2019
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Deadline: Register up until May 15, 2019

Keep your children speaking Chinese over the summer with fun cooking, arts & crafts, sewing & jewelry making activities.
Our summer camps help kids practice hearing and speaking Chinese through the summer. Campers will learn vocabulary related to each week’s theme. Our teachers & camp counselors speak in Chinese and will encourage children to express themselves in Chinese.
EXTENDED CARE kids go swimming in the afternoon.
During the school year, Hanwen School offers after-school program for “heritage” and “Chinese-as-Second Language” learners. We provide children in Berkeley, Albany and surrounding cities the opportunity to learn Chinese on weekdays.

Ages: 5 – 12
Grades: Kindergarten – 6th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $450 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Early drop-off starts at 8:00 am
Late pick-up until 6:00 pm

Additional material costs cover materials used in cooking , jewelry/sewing, and art camps.

Extended care – $75 per week.
Campers in extended care will go swimming in afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Hello Stitch

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Aug 16, 2019
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Deadline: Open until filled.

Learn to sew at Hello Stitch! We provide a supportive, fun, and stress-free atmosphere for exploring adventures in sewing. Available to kids ages 8 to 14, for beginners and beyond. We are offering 6 Sessions this summer. Visit our website to view project details and specific class dates. We have small class sizes and include all supplies/materials.

Ages: 8 – 14
Grades: 4th – 9th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $450 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Early bird registration $25 off through March.

Liv & Chiu – Cartooning Camp and Creativity & Imagination Camp

Dates: Jun 24, 2019 – Aug 9, 2019
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We offer Cartooning Camp which is inspired by the late Disney Animator Al Baruch (creator of Captain Hook) where students create their own characters and story lines and Creativity & Imagination Camp where campers exercise their imaginations and create art inspired by the techniques, materials, writings, and ideas of famous illustrators, painters, and cartoonists. All skill levels are welcome.

Ages: 7 – 13
Grades: 2nd – 8th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly half day AM $275 9:30 am–11:30 am
Weekly half day PM $275 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Early drop-off starts at 9:00 am

Students must be picked up within 30 min. after class ends.

Oakland ZooCamp

Dates: Jun 10, 2019 – Aug 16, 2019
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What’s better than Summer? Summer camp at the zoo! Oakland ZooCamp takes great pride in creating age-appropriate programs for campers in pre-k through high school. Expect an exciting week of outdoor nature discovery, animal adventurers, zoo tours, special behind the scenes and animal close ups! There are also regular camp activities, such as games, songs and skits. ZooCamp runs June-August, 9:00am-4:00pm. Before care and after care options are available. Registration begins mid-March.

Ages: 4 – 18
Grades: Preschool – 12th
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  • Day camp
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Visit website for rates. Full day is 9a-4p. Early drop off: 8am. Late pick-up: 5:30p

Square School Camps for Creatives

Dates: Jun 17, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019
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Square School camps are co-led by a master teacher and professional designers. Each week has a different theme like Indie Game Design, Creative Coding, Architectural Modeling and Minecraft, and Industrial Fashion Design. All skill levels welcome, ages 7-10, and 10-13.

Ages: 7 – 13
Grades: 2nd – 8th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $500 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Early drop-off $14 starts at 8:00 am
Late pick-up $14 until 6:00 pm

Discounts for early enrollment and adjusted rates for families that demonstrate a financial need.

Extended care is $14/hour and paid separately during the week of camp.

Sticky Art Lab

Dates: Jun 24, 2019 – Aug 23, 2019
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Sticky Art Lab has an exciting array of art-based maker camps throughout the summer, with different themes and lead artists each week. With our focus on reuse, each day offers a balance of structured teaching and free-build for creative exploration! Themes include Clay, Book Making, Nature Arts, Painting, Musical Instruments, Sewing, Art Meets Tech, Wood Shop, and Printmaking. Camp weeks run from June 24 – Aug 23, 2019.

Ages: 6 – 12
Grades: 1st – 5th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $450 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Late pick-up $15–65 until 5:30 pm

$450 first camper / $425 sibling camper
Early Bird: $425 first camper / $400 sibling camper (Sale runs through 3/17/19)
$95 daily rate when space is available / $85 sibling, no discounts on aftercare.
*Sibling discount after purchase of one full rate camper – no sibling discounts on aftercare
Refund Policy: We can offer camp credit, not full refunds.

Wonderful Idea Co. Camp

Dates: Jul 8, 2019 – Aug 9, 2019
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Deadline: March 31, 2019

The Wonderful Idea Co. Camp gives participants the chance to experiment with art, science and technology. At each week-long program, we’ll experiment with projects that blend art, science, computational thinking and technology in strange and delightful ways. The program will include introduction to STEAM topics, the maker movement and combining coding with physical construction.

At each week-long session, campers ages 8-11 will tinker with projects that blend art, science, computational thinking and technology in strange and delightful ways. Each day will be full of surprises. We may find ourselves building a programmable marble machine, creating micro:bit powered name tags, crafting with cardboard boxes or designing elements for a kinetic sculpture parade that travels over land, air and water.

Ages: 8 – 10
Grades: 3rd – 6th
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  • Day camp
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Weekly full day $575 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Early drop-off $40 starts at 8:30 am
Late pick-up $100 until 4:30 pm

Financial aid is available and you can apply upon registration. Wonderful Idea Co & Tinkering School are committed to increasing access to summer camps through full and partial scholarships.