East Bay Summer Camp Guide (2022) - 510 Families

East Bay Summer Camp Guide (2022)

Presenting 510families’ guide to summer camps in and around Oakland & Berkeley. We’ll be adding more wonderful day camps, theater camps, sports camps, STEM camps all season long as new info becomes available, so keep checking back as you make your plans. Scroll around, browse, or filter with search tools, make sure to check all the camps’ websites for current information and any restrictions. See also Northern California Overnight Camp Guide. Please note that all camps with logos are paid sponsors.

Find the Best Summer Camps for East Bay Kids

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Monkey Business Camp

Classic day camp, 100% unplugged and outdoors. Join the 24th summer full of nature exploration, arts & crafts, field games, songs, hikes, board games, and more! Three-week session offerings, for building connections between staff and campers and the land in Tilden Park. Campers ages 5-10. Youth Leaders 11+.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $1,908-$2,388 sliding scale per 3-week session ($15.90-$19.90/hour)
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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Black Oak Wilderness Camps at Wildcat Canyon Community School

Black Oak Wilderness Camp is a nonprofit aiming to increase access to nature education for students from historically excluded or marginalized communities. Campers have 90 acres to roam, play, explore, craft, and have fun. Themes include archery and bow making, blacksmithing, wilderness survival, bike shop, and farming.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $550 per week with discounts available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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Nature of STE(A)M & WoodWorks from East Bay School for Boys (EBSB)

Nature of STE(A)M: Rising 4-5th grade boys. Campers engage with climate science, technology, engineering, arts, & math in the great outdoors through engaging ‘maker’ education.

WoodWorks: Rising 6-9th grade boys. Camp combines industrial arts shop class and executive functioning development. Campers plan, design, & build projects together from wood, metal, and other materials.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $550-$720 per week
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11

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Abundant Summers

Get hyped for an unplugged summer of building community in nature. At Abundant Summers, they sparkle for justice through dancing, climbing trees, learning chants, creating art, hiking, and getting silly in the forest together.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $400-800 per week
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2022): Week of May 30, Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8, Week of Aug. 15, Week of Aug. 22, Week of Aug. 29

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Call of the Wild Camp

Inspire's Call of the Wild outdoor education camps - adventures in forests of the East Bay! Kids enjoy enrichment in biology and language arts as they hike, read, write, explore nature, journal, create and play games, make friends, and more!

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $607.35 per week ($485.88 for 4 days, week of 7/4). Early Bird Discount: $50 off per session. Sibling Discount: $50 off per session.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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Head Over Heels Athletic Arts Camp

Summer is the perfect time to let your kids run wild in a large and safe environment. Campers will learn body awareness through structured gymnastics activities, explore through art and nature walks, and have fun all through summer vacation! Register today as spaces fill up fast.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $499 per week for full-day, $350 per week for half-day (only for preschoolers)
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of May 30, Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8, Week of Aug. 15, Week of Aug. 22

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Wild Ones Art Camp

Wild Ones Art Camp offers kids, ages 6 to 10, an outdoor environment where they can connect with art and nature in the East Bay. Easy day hikes, epic wildflowers and fun art projects from up cycled materials. Don't miss out.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:15 pm
Price: $425 weekly or $95 per day
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 8, Week of Aug. 15, Week of Aug. 22

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Rainbow Tree Summer Camp

Entirely outdoor, play-based program, focused on social-emotional development, for preschoolers aged 3-5. At Rainbow Tree Forest School children are empowered to lead the day, generating their own unique skills, knowledge, and identity through long-term, uninterrupted play in the outdoors.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $400 per week
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1

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SUP Camp with Mike's Paddle

Mike's Paddle SUP camps are nonstop fun regardless of prior experience. All programs feature both water and land activities, nature lessons, games, safety, and, stand-up paddling! Camp promotes team-building, provides an environment to foster new friendships, and encourages an active lifestyle.

Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 am
Price: $549
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

Berkeley Forest School

Camp Hours: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $900 per 2-week session. Some discounts available for early registration and multiple weeks.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25

Codornices Nature Exploration Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $210 per week (Berkeley resident) | $252 per week (non-resident)
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25

Doodleton Ranch

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $250 per week. Save 10% on second child.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 27, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of Aug. 1

Lindsay Wildlife Planet Protectors Summer Camp

Camp Hours: Half-day camp 9 am to 12:30 pm (check hours!)
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 12:30 pm
Price: $325 members/$390 non-members.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 27, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1

Neptune Nature Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm or half-days from 9 am to 12:30 or 1 pm (Ages 2.5-3.5 M, W, F half days only)
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $800 per 2-week session of full days, other rates for other configurations
Grades: ages 2+, ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

Outdoor Nature Camp

Camp Hours: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 02:30 pm
Price: $388 per week
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of July 11, Week of Aug. 22

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***Please note that all camps with logos are paid sponsors***

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We work super hard to make sure that prices and hours are accurate but they do change throughout the season; please check with the vendor for current rates and availability, and tell ’em 510families sent ya!

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