Enjoy the great outdoors and exciting activities with Berkeley's camp programs.
The City of Berkeley offers fun and enriching camp experiences for children of all ages. Camps are generally available during spring, summer, and winter school breaks. Learn more below and in our activity guide.
Make the most of summer by signing up for a Berkeley summer camp. Register in our online registration portal.
We have amazing, unique, specialized camps and classes throughout Summer and some all year-round! See brief descriptions in our Specialty Programs Guide, but you can find out more details about each program in our online registration portal.
The City of Berkeley offers overnight camps for families, youth, adults, and seniors at two locations in the Sierra Nevada: Echo Lake near South Lake Tahoe, or Tuolumne Camp near Yosemite.
Berkeley Day Camp
Ages 5-13. Berkeley Day Camp is full of action-packed adventure, messy fun, new friends, and no sleeping bag required! Each week is themed and includes a special event along with hiking, shoreline exploration, tie-dye, arts and crafts, field games, and play at the acclaimed Adventure Playground.
Frances Albrier Arts Camp
Ages 5-12. Our creative counselors will teach participants the basics of beginning art techniques, acting, and dance. Campers will spend their days creating and playing games. Weekly trips to West Campus Pool.
Live Oak Adventurers Camp
Ages 5-12. Join in on a variety of activities from nature exploration, engage in the world of arts with painting, digital photography, and sculpting. Don’t forget all the outdoor fun with sports and games, swimming, field trips and much more.
James Kenney Discovery Camp
Ages 5-12. Enter into a world of imagination and exploration as we learn about science, nature, and animals. Take field trips, create art, attend community events, play active sports, and games. Weekly trips to West Campus Pool.
Therapeutic Recreation Explorers Camp
Ages 5-12. The Therapeutic Recreation Program provides inclusive services to youth with special needs as a part of the James Kenney Discovery Camp. An intake is required, prior to registration. To schedule an intake, please call 510-981-6656.
Nature Exploration Camp
Ages 7-12. Engage in hands-on activities while learning about natural habitats and surrounding plants and animals. Camp sessions will rotate between Codornices Park and Aquatic Park. Includes mini-trips to other unique habitats in nearby parks.
Sports Central Summer Camp
Ages 8-12. Intro to a variety of sports through spirited play. Youth will experience up to 4 different sports per week, gain self-confidence, learn through skill-based games and scrimmages, technique development, and go on fun mini-trips.
Aquatic Day Camp
Ages 7-14. Introduce youth to competitive swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, and diving. Camp is designed for swimmers with intermediate and advanced swimming skills.
Ages 5-12. Participants will have a fun and safe experience participating in a variety of sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming, and mini-field trips while making new friends. This summer our Strawberry Creek site will partner with the West Campus Pool in the Every Kid 2 Swim Program.
Intro to Performing and Circus Arts Camp*
Ages 5-12. Join us for an introductory experience in all things performing and circus arts. Participants will learn skills like stage direction, scene acting, scarf juggling and stilt walking.
Intro to Dance Camp*
Ages 5-12. Join us for an introduction into a world of dance. This high energy camp will get you moving all week long. Learn basic choreography and put together a dance by the end of the week.
*For a full day combine these two camps with Lunch Care.
Ages 8-14. Berkeley’s premier skateboard camp is open to all levels of skaters. Learn the basics and learn new tricks to show off from experienced skateboarders.
Incoming grade 6 to current grade 8. Teens will enjoy a daily schedule filled with art, sports and games, enrichment classes (such as music, dancing and cooking), educational and recreational field trips. Engage with local community through various service projects. Program open to Berkeley residents or students who attend Berkeley schools. Locations at MLK Jr. Youth Services/YAP and James Kenney Community Center.