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 mid-August, there are still many great options to choose from.
Here's a list of the latest-running day camp options we've found, including two that will cover you, for a few hours at least, into September!
Brushstrokes Studio (Berkeley) runs through August 25.
Set in a beautiful light-filled ceramics studio, this art camp offers kids a chance to explore materials such as pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, and mosaics. For kids 4-11.
Hours: 9 am – 3pm
Head Over Heels (Emeryville) runs through September 1.
Day camp program for kids 4+ offers gymnastics and circus arts, plus playground games and arts + crafts. Offered to preschool and school-aged kids.
Hours: 9am to 4:30pm with before care and after care available
Price: Full-day camp: $425/week; day rate $95/day
Monkey Business (Berkeley) runs through August 25.
Monkey Business Camp offers art, cooking, storytelling, nature exploration, treasure hunts, carnival games, singing, and organic food! Expect an exciting week outdoors in Tilden Park with 1 day of swimming. 17th year in Bay Area and winner of 2013-2016 Best of Camp awards. See also Pre-K program for 3-4 year olds at indoor location near Tilden and Boys on the Go Field Trip Camp, for 9-13 year olds.
Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm with extended care from 8am to 6pm
Sarah’s Science Camp (Tilden Park, Berkeley and Roberts Park, Oakland) runs through August 25.
Each day at camp, kids make and take home a fun science project while exploring complex science topics ranging from physics to chemistry and beyond. Camp also includes hiking, music, art, games, and swimming. For children 5 and over. CIT program begins at age 11.
Hours: 9am – 3pm, plus before care and after care
Price: $425-$470/week or $105/day FLASH SALE: Save $70 if you register before Aug. 11
Steve & Kate's Camp (in Oakland at Park Day School) runs through August 25.
This unique camp for ages 4 to 12 lets you use what you need. Kids plan their own day attending whichever activities interest them from film and animation to bread making, dance, coding and or sports. Berkeley location closes on 8/11.
Hours: 7:30am to 6pm; LUNCH PROVIDED
Price: $100/day; 5-day packs $90/day
St. Paul’s Episcopal School Day Camp (Oakland) runs through August 25.
St. Paul’s Camp offers week-long & two-week camps including academic success; art camp; basketball; “Fun In The Sun” field trips; math and science; readers and writers; theater arts; and transitioning kindergarten. Programs offered for rising K through 9th grade.
Hours: 9am – 3pm for the core program; extended care available 7:30 – 6pm.
Trackers Earth (Berkeley) runs through August 25.
Mobile adventures start at HQ then transport to the best parks and green spaces. Themes include archery, survival, live action role-playing, fishing, homesteading, and more for children entering grades Pre-K through 10th. Youngest campers learn the beginnings of these new skills. Very limited availability.
Hours: 8am to 4pm, After care available to 6pm
Price: $475 for standard day camps; $550 for premium camps.
Westside Studio (Berkeley) also known as YAWS offers Drawing Expansion drop-in camp until August 30.
Westside camp creates a unique setting for a multi-aged group of young artists to spend warm summer days exploring new ways to paint, draw, make prints, sew, sculpt, and collaborate.
Hours: 9 to 3 with extended care until 5pm.
Price: $410/week includes all supplies, snacks and trip fees. $110 per week for aftercare until 5 pm or $13 per hour for drop-in.
You can use Activity Hero EasyEnroll to search for and register for late-running camps near Oakland/Berkeley that have openings.
Know any more camps that are running long into the end of August? Drop us a comment!