Hey there East Bay parents, due to shelter in place restrictions, I assume all of these programs have been cancelled. If you are in doubt, please do follow up directly with these wonderful camps.
Thanks to Monkey Business, Berkeley Playhouse, Sarah’s Science, Trackers Bay, Claremont Kids Club, Camp Bladium, The Crucible, and Kids Gym Berkeley 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 booking travel plans or arranging childcare for the days that schools are closed for Spring Break. Here is a list of programs that offer one-week sessions during the spring recesses. FYI, Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda Spring Break is March 30-April 3. Albany Spring Break is April 6-10.
East Bay Spring Break camps
Dive into the world of theatre arts with Berkeley Playhouse’s grades K-2 and 3-6 spring break camps. Each week-long session will include curriculum and a final performance based on The Jungle Book (Grades K-2) and Disney's Newsies (Grades 3-6).
Camp Bladium features unique adventure kids are sure to love with laser tag, inflatables, dodgeball, games, and so much more. Camp Bladium aims to challenge children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative, and leadership. Ages 5-14.
Big motor skills and big fun at this epic multi-sensory play space for all abilities. With a 1 to 6 ratio, expect fun, structured, healthy, educational learning activities throughout the day. For campers age 3 to 11.
Creative fun with art, recycled inventions, dancing wings, cooking (organic, Kosher pizza!), LEGO, and bubbles. Playground games include basketball, dodgeball, and climbing on a massive play structure. Ages 4.5-10, with youth leaders 11+. Locally operated for 20 years, certified green business.
Trackers camps offer real skills woven into outdoor adventures. Learn fun wilderness and folk crafts; or take part in a role-playing story, developing new skills; or stealth on a mission and practice woodcarving. One-day camps with options for grades PreK-10, and affordable after care.
Open to all youth soccer players, ages 4 to 19. Skills, drills, and fun games to improve ball-handling.
Mid-year camps are for ages 6 to 10. Camp projects go far beyond painting pottery and include working with wet clay, glass fusing, mosaics, mask-making, map-making as well as other 2D/3D art media
Full- or half-day cooking camp for the entire week with Cooking Round the World global theme. Fees include apron, lunch, afternoon desserts, and recipes emailed home.
Campers will rotate through programs throughout the day such as: art projects, sports, cooperative games, music, dance, cultural studies, group projects, environment awareness, with off-site trips to Bay Area attractions. For ages 5 to 12.
Kids currently in Kindergarten to 5th grade can take a break from school and embark on their most memorable Spring Break ever with design-thinking and collaboration as Deep Ocean Explorers
Offers gymnastics and circus activities, arts and crafts, and games for potty-trained children ages 5 to 12. Shorter program available for preschool age kids.
MOCHA fills in with day camps, exposing your children to various art media to engage children’s minds while exploring projects that stimulate problem solving skills, encourage innovative approaches and deliver complete works of art at the end of the day/week. Ages 5-12.
Ages 8 to 16, this popular camp, students work on a project of their choice, picking from the pattern selection and fabric collection available in stock. There are lots of fun sewing options, including tote bags, hats, dresses, shorts, and skirts.
Kid-directed camp experience for children age 4 to 12. Spring camp blends some favorites from summer camp with activities that only appear in the spring. Kids are in charge of their own activity choices.
Spring Break camp follows a curriculum to build a variety of ninja skills from balancing and traversing to the warp wall. Camps feature professional instruction on obstacles, games, team building and fun for ages 6 to 13.
Campers create their own cartoon characters and storylines with instructor Cara Goldstein. This morning workshop covers inking, coloring, lettering, and how to make detailed backgrounds. Ages 7 to 13, all skill levels welcome.
Join the educators and animals at Oakland Zoo to tour zoo exhibits, make treats for the animals, play games, sing songs, meet some animals up close, and make new friends.
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: Monkey Business, Berkeley Playhouse, Sarah’s Science, Trackers Bay, Claremont Kids Club, Camp Bladium, The Crucible, and Kids Gym Berkeley.
[Photos provided by the sponsoring camps and used with permission]