We are so happy to share our first camp giveaway of 2016. Wouldn’t it be nice to win a week at the fantastic, outdoor, learn-while playing Sarah’s Science Summer Camp and have one less thing to think about? Sarah’s Science is offering one lucky reader a full week of hands-on, outdoor science camp fun for […]
We’ve put together this guide to East Bay summer camps, concentrated in Oakland and Berkeley. Don’t freak out yet, there’s still lots of time to register for most of them. In fact, many of our favorites weren’t quite ready with their 2016 offerings, so we’ll be updating this guide all spring. You can use Activity Hero […]
BandWorks School of Rock is a year-round program that offers group music classes to grade school-aged kids in a handful of Bay Area locations, including a grungy rehearsal space in Jack London Square. I could not be happier that we discovered BandWorks as it’s become a cornerstone of our extra-curricular activities and the shows are […]
I’m happy to present our second Sleepaway Camp Guide for Bay Area families as a companion to our East Bay Day Camp Guide. Be sure to tell us in the comments your favorites that we missed. We organized this year’s guide by geography to help you find the camps you’re looking for: Marin and North | […]
Thanks to Blue Angels Ski & Snowboard Program for sponsoring 510Families today! We’re so excited to share their story about this cool way to turn children into snow sport lovers. I wish I was a kid who could learn from the Blue Angels Ski School. Now in its 24th season, the Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program […]
Call it childcare or call it camp: sometimes we need to give kids a fun place to go during school vacation days. Here are some options, along with pricing for a la carte days for those in need of Berkeley & Oakland winter break camps. [Still looking for Thanksgiving camps? We got those, too] Cooking Round […]
I have been known to splurge on a last minute winter camp when I realized how many hours of unplanned awake time we’d all be spending together. Don’t judge.
photo: Sarah’s Science Camp School starts on different days for so many of us, and it appears the summer camps generally are winding up this week. For those who need camp after August 17, there are still many great options to choose from. Here’s a list of the latest-running day camp options we’ve found, including […]
Today’s guest reporter is Victoria, an 11-year old drummer who lives in Oakland and Pinole. Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is a fun place! It’s an all-girls space where we can go to learn to play instruments, create a band, make new friends, experience fun workshops, and perform at a showcase at the end of […]
Our guest reporter today is Chloe D. who will be in third grade in Orinda this fall when school starts again. She is almost eight. This is me on bare back day riding only on a saddle pad, no saddle and no stirrups. Do you think your kids would like working on a farm? Then […]
Thanks to Sarah’s Science for being a continued sponsor of 510Families.com My son has already logged one week at Sarah’s Science camp this summer and it was so nice to pull into the parking lot at the Tilden Park location and see some of the same familiar faces that have been greeting him for the […]
Thanks to the San Francisco Zoo for sponsoring this post today and taking us on this insider’s tour of really cool things to do at the Zoo with kids. I had a hard time narrowing down the must-do stops and exhibits for your trip to the San Francisco Zoo. My list doesn’t even include the […]
Thanks to Steve and Kate’s Camp for sponsoring our website today. To fall in love with Steve and Kate’s Camp, you need only watch the video. Another way, of course, is to stop by one of the campuses — in the near East Bay that’s The Berkeley School on University and Park Day School in Temescal […]
While many preschools go through the summer, some do not, which may leave working parents in a bit of a bind, especially when they discover that so many day camps start at age 6.
Thank you to Galileo Summer Quest for sponsoring today’s post. First, let’s talk about that discount: Save $30 when you register for Galileo innovation camps: Camp Galileo, Galileo Summer Quest, or Summer Camps @ The Tech with code 2015510FAMILIES. Register here > What is Galileo Summer Quest? Summer after summer, the staff at Camp Galileo […]