Thanksgiving Camps in Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda

Thanksgiving Camps & No-School Day Camps in November

Thanks to our sponsor of this East Bay November Day Camp Guide: Head Over Heels Athletic Arts.

Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving can take a busy parent by surprise. Whether your child’s school is closed all week or just a couple days, we figured you might be looking for a little support for kiddos otherwise bouncing off the walls.

Oakland Unified and Berkeley Unified schools are closed the entire week of Thanksgiving (Nov 23 to 27) in addition to Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day. Read on for camp suggestions that might fit the bill.

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Head Over Heels Thanksgiving Camp | Photo: HOH

East Bay Day Camps for November:

Head Over Heels, Emeryville

Following CDC guidelines, the highly skilled and compassionate staff at Head Over Heels will introduce campers ages 3 – 12 to the fundamentals of gymnastics and art-based activities. Campers will spend the day learning basic gymnastic skills, stretches, and body positions all while strengthening their gross motor skills and coordination. In addition to structured learning, we support camper’s need for child-directed play offering them ample time to explore and play in the gym at their own pace. In the afternoon, campers will also have the opportunity to participate in daily project time or artistic exploration time. Teaching is what we love to do. All levels of experience and ability are welcomed at HOH Camp.
Camp Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $425 / week or $99/day
November Camp Dates: Nov. 2, 11 and Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 23 – 27 (with no camp on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day)
Details and registration >

Head Over Heels preschool gym
Head Over Heels preschool gymnastics | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Camp Bladium, Alameda

At Camp Bladium, children can engage in active play in a gigantic indoor/outdoor space when school is out: Basketball, Dodgeball, Kickball, Crafts, and more. Thanksgiving Camp is Nov. 23-25. Three-day camp is $255 for ages 5-14 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. More info >

Cooking Round the World, Oakland

Hands-on culinary fun with mouth-watering side dishes and desserts. Called “Everything but the turkey,” Thanksgiving Camp is Nov. 23-25. Three-day camp is $162 for ages 6-14 from 9 am to noon. More info >

East Bay SPCA, Oakland

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp is the purr-fect fit for 1st through 5th graders 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. Animal camp is both educational and fun! Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm Nov. 23-25 for ages 5 to 10. $295 for the whole session More info >

Monkey Business Camp, Berkeley

Recreational camp with roots in the Bay Area for 21 years. Arts, games, and other unplugged fun. Runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Nov. 23-25 for ages 6 to 10, with youth leaders ages 11+. $390 for the whole session with reduced prices available for ages 14+ More info >

Yama Kids Yoga, Berkeley

Campers at Yama Kids Yoga will learn yoga poses, meditating, crafts, and do collaborative art projects with a bit of extra running around for good measure. Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm Nov. 23-25 for ages 5 to 10. $270 for the whole session More info >


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  1. Gymnastics Camps
    Ultimate Sports Connection

    Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)

    Monday & Tuesday, November 23 & 24

    HALF DAY Option: 9 am-12 pm ($40)

    FULL DAY Option: 9 am-3 pm ($65)

    Boys and Girls ages 4-12 welcome; no experience necessary

    Get ready for a truly unforgettable day full of jumping, laughing, rolling, dancing, and maybe even flipping! Our Active day camps are led by our USAG safety certified and first aid/CPR certified experienced coaches. Each day includes quality gymnastics instruction using all our apparatus and stations to help gain agility, spatial awareness, strength, all while making new friends and having a blast!

    Register Here:

    Nov. 23 to 25, 8am to 3pm PT
    Locations throughout the Bay Area – use code 510F75 to save $75
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    Each day brings an engaging mix of STEM, Sports and Arts activities. Campers will get plenty of exercise, explore their creative side, develop critical thinking skills and learn new tech skills, while meeting new friends and building their self-confidence.

    We take every precaution to ensure the health & safety of our campers and staff. In accordance with county guidelines, campers and staff will be required to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

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