Spring Break Camps in the East Bay (2021) - 510 Families

Spring Break Camps in the East Bay (2021)

Spring Break is a wonderful time to try something new. Thanks to The Crucible and Head Over Heels Athletic 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 that schools are closed this April. Here is a list of programs that offer one-week sessions during the spring recesses. We love these camp providers for enriching our children’s days during spring school holidays. FYI, Oakland, Berkeley, and WCCUSD Spring Break is April 5-9. Alameda and Albany Spring Break is April 12-16.

East Bay Spring Break camps

Head Over Heels Gymnastics Camp (Emeryville)

Following CDC guidelines, campers will receive gymnastics instruction from highly-skilled coaches through a range of events; uneven bars, parallel bars, balance beam, floor, vault, etc. Afternoons include letting loose in the open gym. Preschool Full and Half-day options + School-age camp available.

The Crucible Spring Camp (Oakland)

In The Crucible’s Youth Camps, students get hands-on learning STEM concepts through the industrial arts, experimenting with different media and techniques, and connecting with creative mentors and new friends. All youth classes have been modified with new health and safety policies in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Cooking Round the World (Oakland)

Full-day cooking camp for the entire week with Cooking Round the World themes of Breakfasts Around the World and "Chopped Junior". Fees include apron, lunch, afternoon desserts, and recipes emailed home. Ages 6 to 14.

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp (Oakland)

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp is the purr-fect fit for children who are 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 5.

Monkey Business Spring Camp (Berkeley)

Recreational time with other kids in a safe, creative space. Ages 4.5-10, with youth leaders 11+. Locally operated for 20 years, certified green business.

Sewing Room Fashion & Sewing Camp (Alameda)

Students, ages 8 to 16 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.

Twirl (Alameda)

Twirl camp offer time to do a little of everything in a covid-safe way: art studio, pretend play, walking to the park, projects, and tons of fun. Ages 4 to 8.

Online Spring Break camps

While not my first pick for straight-up childcare needs, the following virtual spring camps caught my eye:

Oakland Zoo Virtual ZooCamp Adventures
Camp Edmo Inventors & Creators Camp
TechKnowHow Minecraft and Coding Camp
Junior Center of Art and Science Young Writers Camp
iD Tech Virtual Camp

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: The Crucible and and Head Over Heels Athletic Arts.

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

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