Thanks to Abundant Beginnings, Camp Bladium, Claremont Kids Club, The Crucible, Monkey Business, Oakland Zoo, Sarah’s Science, and Trackers Bay 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 Spring Break is March 25-29. Alameda and Berkeley Spring Break is April 1-5. Albany Spring Break is April 8-12.
East Bay Spring Break camps to consider:
Abundant Beginnings Spring Camp (Lake Temescal, Oakland)
At Abundant Summers Spring Break, camp is primarily a break. It is a a time or children to play, destress and be the creators of their world. The camp community will investigate the ways we can build a community full of Freedom Fighters! Ages 2 to 12.
Dates and hours: March 25-29 and April 1-5, 9 am to 3:30 pm with extended care available by prior arrangement
Price: $65/day for ages 5 to 13 or $80/day for ages 2 to 4
Albany Berkeley Soccer (ABSC) (Berkeley)
Open to all youth soccer players. Skills, drills, and fun games to improve ball-handling.
Dates and hours: April 1-5, April 8-12, 8:30am to 4pm (or half days)
Price: $355/week for full-day or $305/week for half-day (earlybird discount available)
Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory (Berkeley)
Grades K-2 will perform Mary Poppins Comes Back. Grades 3-6 will explore School of Rock. Both week-long camps will end in final showings for family & friends.
Dates and hours: April 1-5 9 am to 3 pm with extended care available 8 am to 6 pm.
Camp Bladium (Alameda)
Camp Bladium features a different fun theme each week, creating a unique adventure kids are sure to love with laser tag, inflatables, dodgeball, climbing, games, and so much more. Camp Bladium aims to challenge children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative, and leadership. Ages 5-14.
Dates and hours: April 1-5, 9 am to 4 pm, extended care available
Price: $79/day or $395/week
Claremont Kids Club (Berkeley)
Spend spring break with the Claremont Kids' Club. Games, hiking, swimming, cooking, arts & crafts, music and more. Ages 3+ fully potty trained.
Dates and hours: FOUR WEEKS: March 25-29, April 1-5, April 8-12, April 15-19, 9 am to 3 pm
Price: $450/week, $125/day with discounts for members
Spring Break Camps are offered in age groups 8 to 11 and 12 to 18. Younger campers can try woodcarving, Extreme Gizmos, and Clay Critters.
Dates and hours: March 25-29, 9 am to noon or 1 pm to 4 pm; aftercare available until 6 pm.
Location: Located 1 block from the West Oakland BART station.
Price: Varies depending materials. 10% discount for Crucible members.
Camp Galileo HQ (Oakland)
Led by Galileo’s curriculum development team, campers will experience a specially curated mix of art and engineering projects that will inspire creativity and put their innovation skills to the test. Ages vary by week.
Dates and hours and ages: April 1-5, 9 am to noon for 6-7 year-olds; April 15-19, 9 am to 2 pm for 8-10 year-olds.
Price: Ages 6-7 $100; Ages 8-10 $150
STEAM camp for mini makers to explore art and science with a credentialed teacher. Campers make and learn with science experiments, potion-making, slime, engineering, art projects, and robotics. Ages 5 to 11.
Dates and hours: April 1-5; 9 am-1:30 pm
Price: $70/day or $325/week.
Head Over Heels Gymnastics Camp (Emeryville)
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.
Dates and hours: FIVE WEEKS: March 25-29, April 1-5, April 8-12, April 15-19, April 22-26; 9 am-4:30 pm with extended care available FOR FREE 8 am to 5:30 pm.
Price: $105/day or $425/week.
Kids Gym Berkeley (Berkeley)
Big motor skills and big fun at this epic play space. For campers age 3 to 11.
Dates and hours: March 25-29, April 1-5 from 9 am to 2 pm with extended care to 5 pm by prior arrangement
Price: $75 for full day or $45 for mini-camp from 9 am to noon
MOCHA art camp (Oakland NEW LOCATION)
Weekly or daily art topics provide a variety of enriching and creative projects that are carefully crafted for each age group and led by professional teaching artists. For campers age 6 to 12.
Dates and hours: March 25-29, April 1-5 from 9 am to 3:30 pm with extended care from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Price: $70/day $300/week
Monkey Business Spring Break Camp (Berkeley at Berkwood Hedge)
Art, cooking (organic, Kosher options), basketball, field games, end of week bounce house, and singing, all at the Berkwood Hedge School. Ages 4.5-10, with youth leaders 11+. 20th year in Bay Area.
Dates and hours: April 1-5 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with extended care from 8 am to 6 pm
Price: $97/day or $460/week (many discounts available)
Sarah’s Science Spring Camp (Oakland and Berkeley)
Come explore one of California's unique and exquisite treasures: the redwood forest. Each day, your child will make and take home two hands-on science projects while learning about the fascinating vegetation and animal life. Wednesday includes a field trip by bus to Redwood Regional Park. For campers age 4 to 11.
Dates and hours: March 25-29, April 1-5 from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Price: $120/day or $100/day for 3+ days
Sewing Room Alameda (Alameda)
During sewing camp, students have the opportunity to spend a longer time sewing, while acquiring a deeper skill level. For campers age 8 to 16.
Dates and hours: April 1-5 from 9:30 am to 3 pm
Price: $125/day or $525/week
Trackers (Drop off in S. Berkeley)
Spring break camp offers day programs and activities for age 4 through 8th grade. Camp themes include ninjas, outdoor skills, fishing, and story-based adventure.
Dates and hours: April 1-5 from 8 am to 4 pm with optional after-care until 6 pm
Price: $95/day for most programs
Zoo Spring Camp (Oakland Zoo)
Visit zoo exhibits, care for animals, play games, and make new friends for kids in K through 5th grade. Days are sold separately.
Dates and hours:March 25-29, April 1-5 from 9 am – 4 pm with optional aftercare
Price: $90/day with discount for Oakland Zoo members
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 Abundant Beginnings, Camp Bladium, Claremont Kids Club, The Crucible, Monkey Business, Oakland Zoo, Sarah’s Science, and Trackers Bay for sponsoring our Guide to Spring Camps for East Bay kids' school breaks.
[Photos provided by the sponsoring camps and used with permission]