Summer Camps for Age 5 and Under - 510 Families

Summer Camps for Age 5 and Under

If your child is four or five, there are fewer camp options. This roundup of summer camps for younger campers on break from preschool or about to enter kindergarten is a sampling of the diverse offerings in the East Bay. Learn more about these camps for two- to five-year-olds and other East Bay camps in our Summer Camp Guide.

Thanks to our sponsors of camps for the youngest ones

  • Shu Ren Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp – the Pre-K Ni Hao program​ is for ages 2-4. Children learn Mandarin through immersion-based, hands-on activities. No prior experience is needed. Berkeley.
  • Ecole Bilinque (EB) – Ages 3+ can enjoy this French immersion camp. No prior experience is necessary. Berkeley.
  • Berkeley Forest School – Ages 3+ have full days of outdoor adventure at East Bay parks.
  • GrowFit Sports Camp – Ages 4+ play daily sports and games. Berkeley, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and more Bay Area locations.
  • 24-7 UK Soccer Academy Camps – U6 (under-age 6) soccer camp builds skills in a high-energy environment at 5 East Bay locations.
  • Monkey Business Camp – Ages 5.25+ enjoy 100% unplugged camp in 3-week sessions. Some shorter sessions, too. Berkeley.
  • Future Star Baseball Summer Camp – Baseball lovers ages 5 to 13 develop ball-handling skills together. Oakland and Piedmont.

Some really cool summer camp programs care for young toddlers through not-yet-kindergartners. Parents can pick from a range of offerings from creative to sporty to social justice.

Summer camps for two- to five-year-olds:

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Camp Galileo

At Camp Galileo, every week is a unique adventure full of engaging STEAM projects, collaborative design challenges and classic camp fun like silly skits and face painting for K-10th graders. Extended care 8am–6pm.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $540 per week. Multi-week discounts apply.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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Monkey Business Camp

100% unplugged and outdoors. Kids enjoy nature exploration, arts & crafts, food projects, games, songs and special surprises in Tilden Park! 3-week sessions with same kids and staff, with some 3 day to 2-week options. Campers ages 5.25-10. Youth Leaders 11+.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $648+ per week with financial aid available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Aventura Summer Camp at Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI)

Join Aventura Summer Camp at EBI where campers get interest-based, engaging, innovative and age-appropriate enriching activities in Spanish, STEM, athletics, and global arts, led by outstanding faculty and industry partners. Each camp week is full of fun.

Camp Hours: 8:45 am to 3 pm with extended care options for PK-4th grade campers
    Earliest Drop off: 07:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $515 per week
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Camp Season: Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Prospect Sierra School Summer Program

Prospect Sierra welcomes your children to a memorable, dynamic and engaging Summer Program! With each class led by our PS year round teachers, campers will be exposed to multiple subjects in the most creative ways!

Camp Hours: 8 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Ranges from $375 to $475 per week; early bird pricing TBA
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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24-7 UK Soccer Academy Camps

First-timers and seasoned soccer players alike will love this camp. Run by professional coaches, camps emphasize fun and skill development while building leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship. Choose from recreational, competitive technical training, or goalkeeper training. Adaptive learning soccer also available.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Half day options available until 11:30
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $449 per week of full-day camp | $305 per week of half-day camp | $279-$385 per week for Technical Training Camps
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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Summer Discovery Camps at BADM

Set at the picturesque Bay Area Discovery Museum, educators are dedicated to sparking curiosity. Your child will be the creator of their own magical stories, with endless possibilities for fun and discovery. Camp is a treasure trove of imaginative play and epic adventures.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm | 3 year olds have 2-week sessions of half days from 9 am to 1 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $600 per week; $125 for extended care | For 3YO, $900 per 2-week session of half days
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Brains & Motion Education Summer Camps

Let your students dive into an amazing summer adventure at Brains & Motion Summer Camps in the Bay Area. Explore a range of STEM, Arts & Sports camps for grades K-8. Learning is fun and possibilities are boundless.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Starting at $432 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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Shu Ren Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp

Campers learn Mandarin through the lens of inquiry with hands-on activities that explore scientific discoveries, visual and culinary art from around the world. Camp is designed for all levels of Mandarin language learners, even beginners. In Berkeley & San Jose.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $500-$550 per week based on 2-week sessions
Grades: ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Camp Season: Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Spend summer days learning about nature and having fun at the unique day camps at Lindsay Wildlife Experience! Engage in a blend of indoor and outdoor adventures, encompassing nature hikes, music, games, crafts, and live animal encounters throughout camp.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm or 9 am to 12:30 pm for half day
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $675 per week for non-members ($600 for LWE members) | Half day is $350 per week ($300 for LWE members)
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Redwood Day Summer Camp (RDS)

RDS offers a personalized continued learning experience to all campers with a wide range of traditional day camps and small group specialty camps like inventors, animals, STEM, sports, and arts. Campers do not have to be Redwood Day students to attend.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (after camp care available)
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: Varies based on program from $550-$625 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Le Camp d'Été at Ecole Bilinque (EB)

Le Camp d'Été is a French immersion camp serving children ages 3-11. No prior French is necessary. They offer a variety of fun activities including art, cooking, music, sports, field trips and Friday FunDay.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $505 per week. Earlybird savings 3/15
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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St. Paul's Summer Camp

St. Paul's Summer Camp staff has a love and understanding of children, excellent communication skills, buckets of enthusiasm, and serious creativity! Families choose from a variety of classic on-campus activities or engage in day trips by bicycle or using private transportation. CIT roles grade 7+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:09 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:06 pm
Price: $625 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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UC Berkeley Youth Recreation (Cal Youth Camps)

UC Berkeley Youth Recreation offers a wide variety of award-winning summer camps, sports and outdoor activities, including swimming, sailing, windsurfing, skateboarding, gymnastics, martial arts, rock climbing for ages 4-17. Drop-ins, 1- and 2-week sessions, extended care. Youth leadership opportunities age 13+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm with extended care and half-days in some programs
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Varies; 1-week camps from $582; 2-week camps from $813; daily drop-in if space permits. Financial aid available.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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GrowFit Sports Camp

Experience this fun-filled camp for kids aged 4-12 with 9 daily sports and games, from basketball to bubble soccer in a socially safe environment where traditional and innovative games bring joy. Sign up for your child's opportunity to shine and grow! Youth leadership program begins at age 13.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $440/ week or $98/day
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Call of the Wild Camps

Outdoor nature camps where K-5th graders connect with nature, hike, explore, read, write, create nature-inspired art, make friends, and play in Berkeley and Oakland forests. Theme weeks: Enchanted Forest Reading, Enchanted Forest Art, Enchanted Vegan Nature, and Enchanted Forest Writing.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $607.35 for five days. Discounts: early bird, sibling, refer a friend, scholarships
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Kids' Club Summer Camp at Claremont Club & Spa

Adventure day campers will return home happy and fulfilled from a day full of creativity, excitement, and discovery. A day in camp will consist of arts & crafts, swimming in the Claremont pools, field games, and recreational activities. Youth leadership 11+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $750 per week for non-members | $650 for members | Discounts apply for multi-week enrollments
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season: Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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The Village Kids' Club Camps

Kids LOVE these mash-up camps - making your own squishies, playing music together, doing science, cooking, and dancing. With a low teacher to student ratio, engaging themes, small camp size, and lots of physical activity, try something new.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $595 per week. Sibling discount of 10%
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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CAMP 510

CAMP 510 is a multi-media art day camp for grades K-8. Fabulous teaching artists strive to cultivate confident & creative young makers. Youth leadership program available for ages 12+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $480 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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MOCHA Summer Art Camp

MOCHA Art Camps are innovative hands-on arts activities for children and youth, ages 5-12. Campers are immersed in thematic artistic mediums within a structured environment while being free to test the limits of their imagination.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $450 per week or $360 for 4-Day Camps
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Future Star Baseball Summer Camp

Future Star Baseball summer camps invite players of all ability level to expert instruction and play lots of fun games. Campers will come home happy and exhausted as they improve baseball skills. Ages 5 to 13.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $420 per week, multi week discounts available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season: Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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3DMAKERCAMP

STEM-focused 3DMAKERCAMP allows kids 5-14 to design and create with 3D printers and laser cutters, build LEGO robots, and enjoy sports. Professional instructors lead a perfect blend of learning, adventure, and fun. Enroll now for a memorable summer.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $600 per week for 1- and 2-week sessions
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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Bliss Belly Kitchen: Yoga of Cooking, Sweets, and Knife Skills Camp

Eco-conscious and soul conscious cooking classes utilizing farm fresh ingredients, yoga, and mindfulness. They use healthy locally sourced organic ingredients to teach children to make simple, delicious, and nutritious meals. Campers learn knife skills and culinary fundamentals.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $475 per week + $200 materials fee
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Camp Doodles

Camp Doodles is a project-based, hands-on STEAM camp. The philosophy emphasizes fun in maker and art labs to encourage creativity, coupled with plenty of outdoor time. Spark Program for 1st - 5th graders + Primo Program for PreK - Kindergarten. Youth leadership 6th grade+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:45 pm | half day from 9 am to 1 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $489 per week or $449 for half-day week.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Legarza Kids

Join Legarza Camp for an unbeatable summer of fun and fundamentals. With a diverse offering of sports and STEAM programs, there is something for every kid. Enjoy theme days, level up with the best coaches, and make new forever friends.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm | half-days from 9 am to noon or 12:45 to 3:30 pm (extended care until 5pm)
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $425 per week | $225-$235 per week of half-days
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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One Generation Camp

Through world music and dance campers explore world cultures, build community and develop kindness all in the great outdoors! Offering West African Dance and Hand Drumming, Cuban Dance, Body Percussion, Brazilian Capoeira, and hiking for ages 5-10. Jr CIT program starts at age 13. (Neurodivergent Week: July 22)

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $550 per week, $1,100 per 2-week session. Earlybird and sibling discounts available.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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ANTS Sports Explorers Camp

The ultimate multi-sport camp in the Bay Area for kids ages 5-11. Beginner and more experienced players welcome to explore tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, dodgeball, floor hockey, capture the flag in a non-competitive, progressive, and FUN environment.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm or half days 9 am to noon or 1 pm to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $475 per week or $275 per week of half-days | $105 per day drop-in | $65 per day drop-in half day
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Su Yun's Chinese Learning Center + STEM Camps

Fun and engaging hands-on K-5 summer camps that blend STEM topics, Mandarin language, and outdoor activities. Themes include LEGO, engineering, and makerspace. No prior language experience required.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $450 per week. Early bird, multi-session, and sibling/friend discounts available.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Nike Multi-Sport Camp at Sofive

This non-sports-specific camp includes days packed with physical activities and an emphasis on play. Campers, age 5-12, build skills through exciting drills and games while gaining enjoyment in physical activity and sports, making new friends, and having some serious fun!

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 am
Price: $425 (full day) per week; $525 (full day, includes pre & post care)
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Steve & Kate's Camp

Campers choose from a variety of activities including sewing, coding, maker crafts, sports & more! Buy any number of days to use at any time. Unused days are automatically refunded at summer’s end. Est. 1980. Lunch, snacks & all hours (8am–6pm) included.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: From $120 for a day pass / $3,600 for an entire summer pass.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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San Francisco Girls Chorus Summer Chorus Camp

SFGC’s Summer Chorus Camps provide a safe, supportive environment for children to learn about singing and music with musicianship time, choral rehearsals, arts and crafts, guest artists, and a showcase performance. No singing experience needed.

Camp Hours: Section 1 (ages 4-6) is 10 am to 3 pm and Section 2 (ages 7-11) is 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $775 per week for Section 1; $825 per week for Section 2
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season: Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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Corner House Studio Art Camp

Corner House Studio Art Camp is a fun way to boost creative confidence through the visual arts! Working in diverse mediums like paint, collage, and sculpture, young artists will unleash their imaginations while building lifelong creative skills.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $650 for full day, 10% sibling discount, 10% off early bird registration before April 1
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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The Great Leap Academy Summer Camp

An extraordinary summer adventure with station choices from STEAM, cooking, art, mindfulness w/ sound bath, sewing, sensory play, fitness, LEGO, Roblox, and Minecraft! Children gather together for team building, music, and movement.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 5 pm or half-day from 1 pm to 5 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Full Day $685/week | Drop In $180/day | Half Day $450/week | | 40% Early Bird Discount before 5/15 | 10% Sibling Rate
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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El Cerrito Martial Arts Camp

El Cerrito Martial Arts Camp is the place for fun and being your best, for kids ages 4 - 12. Camp features Daily Jiu Jitsu Classes (no experience needed), kid approved themes, child safety, daily outdoor activities, arts & crafts, dodge ball, LEGO, games, and reading time.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $400 per week. $100 for day rate
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season: Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Jumpin' Gymsters Jumpin' to Summer

Jumpin' to Summer! Campers take control of their day independently choosing their next move whether they are climbing rock walls, playing soccer, reading a book on a blanket or playing chess with a friend. Paid youth leadership begins at age 13.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: Ages 4 to 8 pay $425 per week or $795 per 2wk session | Ages 9 to 11 pay $325/week or $575 per 2-wk session.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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Trackers Earth Camps

Trackers Earth's award-winning camps teach wilderness survival, martial arts, archery, boating, and woodworking. Each program is an action-packed adventure with secret agents, dinosaurs, elves, or wizards. Kids get outdoors, find friends and learn new skills with expert guides. CIT program for 10th grade+

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $625 per week Day Camp Studio (onsite) / $725 per week Day Camp Adventure (mobile) / $1245 per week Overnight Adventure. $50 Early discount
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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Contra Costa Summer Ballet Program

Comprehensive ballet training for beginning-advanced dancers. Ages 4-7 join Ballet Classics Camp with Esther Cardona which introduces ballet foundations through classic fairy-tale ballets. Ages 7-18 audition for the intensive which includes ballet, pointe, character, contemporary, conditioning, anatomy, and rep.

Camp Hours: Ballet Classics is Tu/Thu 2:30 to 4:30 pm. For other camps, times vary between 9 am to 5 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $225 - $1300 per session
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season: Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

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Oakland Public Conservatory Music Camp for Girls & Gender-Expansive Youth

At OPC's Music Camp, girls+ explore a variety of activities including guitar, flute, saxophone, drum set, West African drumming, Zimbabwean marimbas, piano, visual art, and DJing. All instruments are provided, so students can jump in and start creating music.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:45 pm
Price: $375 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24

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Berkeley Forest School

Full days of outdoor adventure, silly songs, eco-science projects, nature crafts, and forest play! Programs are entirely outdoors in the beautiful spaces of the East Bay.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm with aftercare until 5:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $475 per week. Sibling and multi-week discounts available
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Creativity Camp by Art with Susan

At Creativity Camp, the child is the artist! Children create what they want, explore materials that interest them, and work at their own pace. Campers also enjoy outside time, games, and sensory materials.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $550-$600 per week depending on location
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Axé Oakland Capoeira Camp

Axé Oakland Camp balances arts, action, and adventure with daily capoeira, language learning, music, art, mindfulness, and gardening. Axé keeps it fun, safe, and welcoming so children make new friends and love coming back every day.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $450 per week | $270 for 3-days per week | $90 per day subject to availability
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season: Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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Camp @ JCC East Bay & JCC Kids' Club Camp

Camp @ JCC East Bay offers a relaxed Jewish day camp experience with cultural celebrations, unique specialists, and field trips (K-4).

JCC Kids' Club Camp offers a balance of high energy and creativity with fun specialists and wild weekly themes (K-6).

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm in 2 to 3.5 week sessions
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: Approx. $400-$525 per week. Early bird, multi-session, and sibling discounts available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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Cole Arts Camp

Cole Arts Camp offers fun, relaxed and joyful activities in drama, storytelling, comedy and improv, puppetry, hip hop and creative dance, drumming, music, and crafts. Each session ends with a variety show for family and friends.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $500 per week. $100 per day. $450 per week for siblings
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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FAD PAD Summer Camps

The FAD PAD is a wonderful, creative, safe, magical outdoor space for fun, art, drama, cooking, storytelling, cooperative games, fabric crafts, Fairylore and Starwitz (Harry Potter). 4-8 students, K-5th. Hammock, swings, tree to climb, and gardens to explore!

Camp Hours: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $500 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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One Village Sports Recreational Camp

Bay Area's most fun FUNdamental Recreational Soccer, Multi-Sport, Basketball, & Indoor Soccer Games & Skills Camps! Designed for maximum fun while learning fundamental skills in a positive & supportive environment that focuses on sportsmanship and improving to your own next level.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm or half-day 9 am to noon
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: Full Day $385-$389 per week. Half-Day $275-$279 per week. Earlybird savings ends 3/20/24.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Pokemon Camp: Physical & Cultural Adventures by Hanabi Judo

“Catch ‘Em All!” Pokemon camp is an active Pokemon-filled adventure that includes judo, Japanese language and culture, and lots of physical activity. Campers go home sweaty and singing! Perfect for children from 5 to 15.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $439 per week
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season: Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

SADC offers week-long youth summer camps for all experience levels. Camp introduces dance forms and intensive skill work in a warm and safe environment. Join SADC to strengthen your technique, explore your creative voice, or try something new. Scholarships available.​

Camp Hours: 9 am to 1 pm or 9 am to 3 pm depending on the camp
    Earliest Drop off: 08:55 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:15 pm
Price: $430 per week for half-day camp | $645 per week for full day. Apply online for need-based scholarships
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season: Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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TechKnowHow LEGO & Coding Camps

TechKnowHow offers weekly LEGO, Minecraft, robotics and coding camps for ages 5-13. New projects each year teach STEM skills and creative thinking. Voted top Tech and LEGO camp by parents, in its 30th year of serving Bay Area families!

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: Oakland $535 per week, Fremont $569 per week. Discounts available by location.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season: Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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ATDP, Academic Talent Development Program at UC Berkeley

Challenging courses for motivated scholars. Explore academic passions through in-person or remote learning. Elementary Division (3 weeks, grades K-6) is held at Michelle Obama School in Richmond & Secondary Division (6 weeks, grades 7-11) at the UC Berkeley campus. Apply early!

Camp Hours: 8:30am - noon (morning sessions) and 1:00pm - 4:30pm (afternoon sessions)
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: Each course ranges $710-1080 for 3-6 weeks in total. Sibling discounts and Financial Aid is available. Check our website for deadlines.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season: Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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Camp Gan Israel Berkeley

Gan Izzy is a fun Jewish camp with activities including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, gymnastics and field trips. Lunch included. Space is limited.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $500 per week. $1400 for 3 weeks or $2700 for 6 weeks. Discounts and financial assistance available.
Grades: ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp

Let’s get outside! Join KIDS for the BAY for a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the outdoors. Campers investigate unique ecosystems, make discoveries at creek, bay and ocean habitats, and become an inspired Environmentalist! CIT opportunities, grade 6+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $525 per week. $510 with Early Bird Discount OR Sibling Discount
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season: Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Monkey Business Campers making Fruit Kebabs in Tilden Park | Photo: Monkey Business Camp

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3 thoughts on “Summer Camps for Age 5 and Under”

  1. Hi – this says that Cal Rec has camps for 4 year olds but when I go to their website there aren’t any… same with Brick Tech Lego camps. Am I missing something?

    1. Liz, Brick Tech says they do not take 3 year olds but routinely accept 4 year olds with the aptitude to try the camps. Every city has a different policy on how that gets done but they have not turned any 4 year olds away in the past. Thank you and have a nice weekend.

  2. Liz, Aww man, I see the same as you for Cal Youth Camps and BrickTech. In both cases, those camps self-selected that they allow 4+ so it may be worth a phone call. In the meantime, I’ll remove them from that age category so nobody else gets their hopes dashed.

    This page allows you to look at all at once and the minimum age sure looks like 5. https://recwell.berkeley.edu/youth-recreation/summer-camps/ I believe the minimum age for Explorer, Gymnastics, and University Village have been 4 in the past. That stinks.

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