Summer Camps that Allow Daily Drop-in - 510 Families

Summer Camps that Allow Daily Drop-in

Summer camps that offer daily drop-in service are a special kind of lifeline to parents with full-time work obligations and flexible schedules alike. This roundup of summer camps that let you pay per day is a sampling of the diverse offerings available in the East Bay. Find more summer camps in our Annual Camp Guide.

East Bay camps that allow daily drop-ins (2023)

The following camps have let 510Families.com know that they allow kids to come certain days rather than registering for a whole session. Find all the details on their websites.

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Aventura Summer Camp at Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI)

Join Aventura Summer Camp at EBI where campers get interest-based, engaging, innovative and age-appropriate enriching activities in Spanish, STEM, athletics, and global arts, led by outstanding faculty and industry partners. Each camp week is full of fun.

Camp Hours: 8:45 am to 3 pm with extended care options for PK-4th grade campers
    Earliest Drop off: 07:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $515 per week
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Brains & Motion Education Summer Camps

Let your students dive into an amazing summer adventure at Brains & Motion Summer Camps in the Bay Area. Explore a range of STEM, Arts & Sports camps for grades K-8. Learning is fun and possibilities are boundless.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Starting at $432 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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FireCracker Math Summer Camp

Math camp for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 to 16. Instructions employ math games, projects, and magic tricks, sparking kids’ interest in math and boosting their skills and confidence. Morning classes are followed by fun activities in the afternoon.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm | Half day: 9 am - 12:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $525 per week, $120 per day. $325 per week of half-day, $75 drop-in. Discounts for multiple weeks or siblings.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 5% with code 510FamiliesSum24. Expires 6/30/24

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GrowFit Sports Camp

Experience this fun-filled camp for kids aged 4-12 with 9 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! Youth leadership program begins at age 13.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $440/ week or $98/day
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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ANTS Sports Explorers Camp

The ultimate multi-sport camp in the Bay Area for kids ages 5-11. Beginner and more experienced players welcome to explore tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, dodgeball, floor hockey, capture the flag in a non-competitive, progressive, and FUN environment.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm or half days 9 am to noon or 1 pm to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $475 per week or $275 per week of half-days
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Dancing Paintbrush Studio

An award-winning art camp, Dancing Paintbrush demonstrates a variety of techniques and hosts special guests to nurture artistic development; provides lessons to spark the creative process; and encourages individual exploration of personal interests, working together, and sharing ideas. CITs are 14+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 am
Price: $650/week. Early bird before 4/1/24, Discount for siblings, referrals, CIT's
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19, Week of Aug. 26

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Steve & Kate's Camp

Campers choose from a variety of activities including sewing, coding, maker crafts, sports & more! Buy any number of days to use at any time. Unused days are automatically refunded at summer’s end. Est. 1980. Lunch, snacks & all hours (8am–6pm) included.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: From $120 for a day pass / $3,600 for an entire summer pass.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Wild Ones Art Camp

Wild Ones Art Camp is excited to provide kids (ages 5-10) an outdoor experience where they can connect with art and nature in local East Bay parks. Campers will explore the Redwoods, build forts, go on hikes, and create fun art projects as they learn about insects, birds, & plants.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:15 pm
Price: $585 per week | $125 per day
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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The Great Leap Academy Summer Camp

An extraordinary summer adventure with station choices from STEAM, cooking, art, mindfulness w/ sound bath, sewing, sensory play, fitness, LEGO, Roblox, and Minecraft! Children gather together for team building, music, and movement.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 5 pm or half-day from 1 pm to 5 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Full Day $685/week | Drop In $180/day | Half Day $450/week | | 40% Early Bird Discount before 4/15 | 10% Sibling Rate
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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El Cerrito Martial Arts Camp

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.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $400 per week. $100 for day rate
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2023): Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Sees the Day Summer Program -- A Classroom without Walls

Sees the Day is committed to helping children develop respect and appreciation for each other and the natural world. Activities include guest educators, storytelling, improv, music, imaginative play, cooperative games, beading, fairy house/fort building, gratitude circles, and classic summertime fun!

Camp Hours: 8:45 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $550 per week. $110 per day. Fee assistance is available upon request
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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Sticky Art Lab

An exciting array of art-based maker camps with different themes and lead artists each week including clay, fantasy play, mixed media sculptures, painting, printmaking, sewing, and woodworking. Camp offers a balance of structured teaching and free-build exploration with a focus on reuse. Youth leaders age 14+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $510 per week. $485 per week for siblings. $105 per day drop-in when space available.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Berkeley Chess School Summer Camp

BCS chess camps are fun, flexible, and a fantastic way for players to meet new friends who share a love of chess and improve their games. Enjoy chess (multiple levels offered), arts and crafts, and sports in the spacious playground!

Camp Hours: 9 am to 5 pm | Half days 9 am - 1 pm or 1 - 5 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $620 per week. $130 daily drop-in. $320 per week of half days. $70 per half-day.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Metro Skate Camp

Metro Skate Camp fosters an atmosphere of fun and learning with the friendliest crew of lifelong skateboarders in a 46-acre setting: 4ft free flowing indoor bowl, concrete skatepark, 36 by 5.5 half pipe, walking trails, animals, game room, and an archery range. Ages 8-16.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $600 per week / $120 per day
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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One Village Sports Recreational Camp

Bay Area's most fun FUNdamental Recreational Soccer, Multi-Sport, Basketball, & Indoor Soccer Games & Skills Camps! Designed for maximum fun while learning fundamental skills in a positive & supportive environment that focuses on sportsmanship and improving to your own next level.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm or half-day 9 am to noon
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: Full Day $385-$389 per week. Half-Day $275-$279 per week. Earlybird savings ends 3/20/24.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Camp Everything

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm or half days 9 am to 12:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $360 per week for residents | $390 non-residents for full-day camp. $210/week (r) | $240/week (nr) for half-day camp
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

Parkour & Acrobatics @ Athletic Playground

Camp Hours: Varies; sessions tend to be 9 am to noon and 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:50 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:15 pm
Price: Varies
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

Twirl Summer Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $525 per week or $125 per day
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

Wild Earth Kids

Camp Hours: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off:
    Latest Pick-up:
Price: $495 per week or $99 per day
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2023): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1

Yama Kids Yoga Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $475 per week or $125 per day
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2023): Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Find more camps in the East Bay Summer Camp Guide >

Firecracker Math Camp kids and teacher making balloon shapes together
Ms. Moore always makes math fun! Kids learn geometry by making geometric shapes with balloons. | Photo: FireCracker Math
Steve and Kate's Summer Camp
Baking bread and making a mess at Steve & Kate’s

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