Spring Break Camps in the East Bay - 510 Families

Spring Break Camps in the East Bay

Spring Break is a wonderful time to try something new. Thanks to Monkey Business Camp, The Busy Bee Activity Center, GrowFit Sports Camp, Axé Oakland, PERSPECTIVES Photo School, and El Cerrito Martial Arts for sponsoring our Guide to Spring Camps for East Bay kids’ school breaks.

It’s that time of year: Spring Break! Families with school-aged children are either fantasizing about travel plans or arranging childcare for the days schools are closed this April. We love these camp providers for enriching our children’s days during the spring school recess. FYI, Oakland (OUSD), Berkeley (BUSD), Albany, and WCCUSD Spring Break is April 1-5. OUSD is also closed on March 29 for Cesar Chavez Holiday. Alameda Spring Break is April 8-12.

East Bay Spring Break camps

Axé Oakland Capoeira Camp (Oakland)

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For children ages 4-11, daily activities include Capoeira, mindfulness, music, language learning, arts & crafts, gardening, and games.

El Cerrito Martial Arts Fun Camp (El Cerrito)

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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.

GrowFit Sports Camp (Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other))

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Experience this fun-filled camp for kids aged 4-12. Enjoy nine 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!

Monkey Business Camp (Berkeley)

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Spend the week with unplugged fun with dynamic and caring staff at a camp with roots in the Bay for 25 years. Structured times of games, food project, art, and community building with circle games and singing, and open choice times for playing board games, yarn arts, basketball, four square, tag. Campers ages 5.75 to 10 (some exceptions for ages 5.25+); youth leader program for ages 11+

Photography (FUN)damentals Spring Break Class for Teens (Emeryville, Oakland)

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While students are on a mid-semester break from school, keep them active, and creative and have FUN while learning all about the art of photography! Class touches on the basics of photography, learning how the camera works and diving into some activities to inspire their creativity with the camera.

The Busy Bee Activity Center's School Break Day Camps (Alameda)

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No School. No Problem. The Busy Bee Activity Center’s Day Camps provide your busy bee with a variety of creative learning activities while you are busy at work including thematic arts & crafts, story-time and educational videos, open gym play, Zumba, yoga, and snacks. The program is run by credentialed and certified educators. Kids PreK-5th grade welcome!

Adventures 4 Kidz SUP Camp (Alameda)

Stand-up paddle board camp for kids ages 6 to 14 years old is for paddlers of all skill levels with paddling adventures both big and small depending on your child's comfort level. Games and dry land activities, too. All gear provided.

Alameda Young Naturalist Club Spring Camp (Alameda)

Ages 6 to 12 can cook over the fire, roast marshmallows, and make wood-fired pizza. They will also spend time out on the land, exploring the coastline, playing games, running an obstacle course, and caring for small animal friends.

Albany-Berkeley Soccer Club Spring Break Camp (ABSC) (Berkeley)

ABSC welcomes children ages 4 to 19 to play recreational soccer at camp.

ANTS Sports (Oakland)

ANTS Sports leads fun & safe sports camps for ages 5-11.

Aran's Spring Break Art Camp (Castro Valley)

Art camps give children and teens, ages 5+ the space to explore their creativity and make new friends. Various art projects such as raw clay, canvas painting with acrylic paint, pottery painting, and glass fusing. All materials are included.

Berkeley Chess School Break Camp (Berkeley)

Spring camp will be fun, engaging and challenging! You can meet new friends who share a love of chess while improving your game and learning new strategies.

Brushstrokes Spring Art Camp (Berkeley)

Youth programs are for ages 6 to 9. Campers will create art projects in a variety of media, including pottery painting and hand-building with clay.

Call of the Wild Spring Nature Camps (Oakland)

Inspire's Call of the Wild spring nature camps are adventures in the forests of the East Bay! Kids ages 5-10 (grades K-5) enjoy outdoor enrichment in biology and language arts. Kids hike and climb, read and write, explore nature, journal, and tell wilderness stories. They also celebrate diversity and welcome kids with disabilities. Rain or shine.

Camp Chrysalis Overnight Camp (East Bay (Other))

6-day sleepaway camp at Pinnacles National Park includes daily hiking through canyons covered with wildflowers and up towards peaks to look for falcons and condors. Also crafts, woodworking, and swimming.

Camp Sofive powered by Nike Kids (Alameda)

Camp Sofive powered by Nike Kids Camps, campers have the opportunity to choose among many games and activities. Ages 5-12.

Circus Camp at Kinetic Arts Center (Oakland)

Instruction in aerial arts, physical theatre, and circus skills like juggling. For campers ages 6 to 13.

Claremont Club & Spa Kids Club Spring Break (Berkeley)

Kids Club activities include themed activities, games, and daily swimming.

Cole Arts Spring Camp (Oakland)

Ages 5 to 12. Multi-arts performing and storytelling camps, including hip hop creative dance, drumming, puppetry, arts & crafts. A relaxed, joyful and safe space for kids to have a ton of fun.

Corner House Studio Art Camp (Oakland)

Ages 5 to 10. Art Camp with painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. Montclair Park in the afternoon.

Creative Community Alameda (Alameda)

A supportive space for school-aged children to explore their creative expression, connect deeply with others, and have meaningful experiences with the natural world run by 2 former elementary teachers. Emphasis on social-emotional development.

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp (Oakland, East Bay (Other))

School break animal camps are a fit for kids passionate about pets, want to make a difference for shelter animals, or just need a little experience before adding a furry friend to the family. Grades 1 to 8. In Oakland or Dublin.

Epworth Spring Break Camp (Berkeley)

Celebrate springtime with nature, habitats, plants, and birds for grades K to 5.

Everything Ranch Camp @ Sienna Ranch (Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda)

Pre-K to Grade 6. Campers will enjoy archery, hiking and exploring in the hills, visiting ranch animals, and working in the woodshop.

Lemon Blossom Spring Art Camp (Walnut Creek / Concord)

Creative expression arts and crafts camp for ages 3-7 at Palos Verdes Mall

MOCHA Spring Break Art Camps (Oakland)

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

One Big Love Art Camp (Oakland)

OBL invites kids ages 6-11 to think and feel like an artist. These small, safe and fun studio art workshops are designed to explore and support the creative expressions of our young artists through drawing, painting and sculpting.

Pac West Spring Break (Newark / Union City)

Structured gymnastics lessons, arts & crafts, science and friends for ages 5 to 12.

Piedmont Rec Spring Camps (Piedmont)

For ages 5-12, Piedmont Rec offers five days of compelling spring camps for kids.

Spring Break ZooCamp (Oakland)

Kids, grades K to 5, will play learning games, have free play, enjoy animal encounters, see behind the scenes, and do whole-camp activities like song sessions and group games.

Steve & Kate's Camp (Oakland)

Ages 4 to 12. Campers will design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. Lunch, snacks included.

The Village Kids' Club (Alameda)

Small mash-up camps that kids love - Spring break is squishy making, squishy science and music camp - in a beautiful custom built space with lots of physical activity and engaging activities.

Wild Ones Art Camp (Oakland)

Spend the week at Roberts Park exploring nature and making art with new friends.

Yama Kids Yoga Spring Camp (Berkeley)

At camp, the kids will learn yoga poses, meditation, and mindfulness plus crafts, collaborative art and a bit of running around. Ages 5 to 10.

If none of these choices fits your spring camp needs, check out our Summer Camp Guide to find even more places that might have a week of spring camp when you need it!

Thanks again to our sponsors who make this guide to spring break camps possible.

[Photos provided by the sponsoring camps and used with permission]


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