East Bay Summer Camps for 4 plus - 510 Families

East Bay Summer Camps for 4 plus

Sarah's Science Camp

Each day at Sarah's Science Camp, kids make and take home a fun science project while exploring complex science topics ranging from physics to chemistry and beyond. Camp also includes hiking, music, art, games, and swimming. For children 5 and up. CIT program begins at age 11.

Camp Hours: 9am - 3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $470 - $530/week; $120/day; Sibling, multi-week and early registration discounts available.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

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What people say:

"My son goes enthusiastically without knowing anyone and comes home talking about the funny counselors that he adores and the new friends that he's made. It's his 'happy place' - the place he would love to be all year long." ~ Sarah's Science Parent

Galileo Innovation Camps for Kids

Galileo mixes day camp fun with hands-on projects in science and engineering to the visual and culinary arts. Kids grow from Camp Galileo (pre-K-5th) through Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th), emerging as confident creators ready to turn their ideas into reality.

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $439 per week; discounts for multiple-weeks, signing up early or with friends.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

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What people say:

"Galileo had my son running more, creating more, thinking more, engaging more than anywhere he's ever been. We'll be back again next year, with my daughter too!" ~ Andrea L, Alameda

Camp EDMO

At Camp EDMO, Pre-K–8th-grade campers' curiosity is fueled by immersing them in maker-infused art, science, technology, and the natural world. Kids build confidence through new experiences and build their compassion through kindness.

Camp Hours: 9am–3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $409-$549/week depending on location. Discounts for multiple week enrollment, siblings, early birds, First-Time Families, and referrals.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

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What people say:

"I loved seeing my child grow socially, emotionally and academically during his weeks at camp." ~ Susan I., Second Grade Parent

Camp d'Eté (Ecole Bilingue)

Le Camp d'Ete is an extension of Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. Children from preschool to 5th grade will learn or expand French skills in a nurturing and fun atmosphere on the West Berkeley campus. Previous exposure to French language is not required.

Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 am
Price: $500 (early bird rate available)
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Galileo Idea Lab: Camp @ HQ

Galileo Idea Lab is a half-day, low-cost camp where campers get to see what we’re dreaming up for 2019. Campers will activate their imaginations, explore exciting new ideas, and be able to shape the future of Galileo camps. Space is very limited & different ages each week!

Camp Hours: 9am - 12pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 12:00 pm
Price: $150 per week
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

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What people say:

"Camp Galileo has taught them to explore and experiment, trust in others they've only just met, and think of failure as simply a step a long the way. It's a community we're thrilled to be part of." ~ Jeff K., Oakland

Trackers Earth

Mobile adventures start in Berkeley then transport to the best parks and green spaces. Themes include archery, survival, live action role-playing, fishing, homesteading, and more for children entering grades Pre-K through 10th. Youngest campers learn the beginnings of these new skills.

Camp Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $495
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

What people say:

“Trackers was the best camp experience EVER! We heard more stories on Monday evening than we heard for the entire school year! She was happy, engaged and tired at the end of the day.”

Oakland Zoo Summer ZooCamp

Oakland Zoo invites kids to hang out with us for an exciting week of nature discovery, animal adventures, and fun! Activities include zoo tours, interactive stories, puppet play, games, craft projects, science activities and of course, animals up close.

Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $369
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

What people say:

"ZooCamp is not only fun and educational for my child, it's well organized and I feel safe sending my child there."

Roughing It Day Camp

Discover the Outdoors! Campers 4 -16 enjoy the wonders of this lakefront location (Lafayette Reservoir): canoeing, fishing, hiking, nature and more. Swimming and horseback riding lessons included. Free transportation/home pick-up: Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, East Bay Neighborhoods. Free extended care.

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:30 pm
Price: Prices vary, See Dates & Rates 2018. Discounts available.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

What people say:

"Roughing It was a wonderful experience with a variety of amazing activities that helped my daughter grow as a person." ~ Stephanie K., Camper Parent

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) Spanish Summer Camp

EBI, the Bay Area’s first Spanish-English dual-immersion independent school, offers a summer of Spanish language and culture. EBI Summer Camps are open to EBI, and non-EBI students. Campers will explore enriching and dynamic themes in Spanish!

Camp Hours: 8:30am-4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $555
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Camp Doodles

Doodles campers, age 3-12, grow their creative intelligence (CIQ) through making and art. Engage in weekly themes about basic engineering, renewable fuels, propulsion and others. There is something to inspire every child through building, woodworking, 3D art, sculpting, cooking, sports & games.

Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 am
Price: $399/week; early brid and multiweek discounts
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

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What people say:

"Our daughter's favorite camp this summer. Lots of creative projects. She really enjoyed having a choice of activities."

Bay Language Academy

Bay Language Academy builds on 7 years of educating multilingual children through exploration of languages and the cultures they convey. Activities include artistic workshops and cooking demonstrations for elementary students and intensive language sessions for middle and high school students.

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm for Elementary; 2pm to 5pm Middle and High School
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $395/week; $89/day
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

What people say:

"I am very impressed with what she has learned so far and how much she is enjoying the camp, definitely want to keep that going!"

Thingamakids! Summer Camp

Thingamajigs' team of artists create an engaging arts and music camp designed to expand the young, creative mind. Through interactive workshops that incorporate music, movement, visual art, and science, Thingamakids! campers gain a unique and well-rounded experience in creativity, collaboration, and experimentation.

Camp Hours: 9 am - 2 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $450 /week (standard) / Early Bird Discounts (till Feb 15!) / Multiple-week discounts / Sibling-enrollment discounts / Limited Scholarships
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st

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Hands-On! STEAM Camps

Hands-On! STEAM Camps offer opportunities for tinkering, creating, experimenting, collaborating, constructing, and crafting! Kids will discover that science is real and art is everywhere! And most importantly, science is fun!! Ages 4 to 11.

Camp Hours: 9am-1:30pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 01:30 pm
Price: $275/week or $60/day
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Steve & Kate's Camp

Make movies, play sports, sew, play with robots, learn to code, bake bread, and make music. Campers choose what they want to do from moment to moment. Lunch, snacks, and all materials are provided. A drop-in camp.

Camp Hours: 7:30am-6pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 am
Price: 1-4 days = $110/day; 5+ days = $100/day; 20+ days = $90/day; Summer Memberships also available.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

EFBA French Immersion

Education Française Bay Area (EFBA) offers week-long immersion in French, organized by weekly themes for kids aged 4-11 yo to make them explore French-speaking cultures through sports, games, music, art, and more!

Camp Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: From $350 per week - Discounts for current students, smart packages and Early Birds!
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

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What people say:

"EFBA Camp is a wonderful way to get kids to interact with a cultural topic, enhance their French vocabulary all while immersed in the language."

Jumpin' Gymsters! Summer Camps

Jumpin' Gymsters offers 3 camps at Lake Temescal: Sports and Science; Sports and Legos; Sports and Arts. Sports include soccer, baseball, gymnastics, hiking and obstacle courses.

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:00 am
Price: $365
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd

Camp Gan Israel

"Gan Izzy" offers an exciting array of activities, swimming and trips in a joyful Jewish atmosphere for ages 4 to 11. CIT program for ages 12-14.

Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $320/week or $870/3-weeks
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Piedmont Recreation Department Camps

A vast array of full- and half-day camps. You name it: sports, crafts, ballet, bugs, circus, knitting, carpentry, science, tumbling, swimming, cooking, and it is different each week! Beginning at age 3.

Camp Hours: Timing and prices vary.
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: Timing and prices vary.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Cal Golden Bears Gymnastics Camp

Gymnastics, dance, trampoline activities, arts and crafts, and strength training for ages 4 to 14. Morning extended care included in rate.

Camp Hours: 8:30am to 3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: varies
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Albany Berkeley Soccer Club Camp (ABSC)

ABSC soccer camps are open to all players aged 4 to 19. Under-5 players join half-day morning session. Full day camp spends one afternoon per week swimming.

Camp Hours: 8:30am to 4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $305/week with discounts available
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Monkey Ninja Camp @ Athletic Playground

This morning drop-in camp focuses on Parkour and acrobatics. Get ready to jump, vault roll, flip, land and go through creative obstacle courses. Ages 5-13. Mini camp starts at age 3.

Camp Hours: 9am to noon or 12:30 to 3:30pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $89 per 3-hour session; discounts for multiple days & members
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Bay Island Gymnastics Summer Camps

Gymnastics and parkour camps offered throughout the entire summer for every age, interest, and level. Half day camps for boys and girls ages 4-5.

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $376 per week; $345 Earlybird registration before 5/31/2018
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th

East Bay Dance Center Summer Camp

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Tumbling, African Dance, Drama, Art, and lots of fun with flexible scheduling. Multi-week/ sibling discounts. Before/after care available. Creating more confident kids for 28 years.

Camp Hours: 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $62/day, $250/week (5 days)
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Lawrence Hall of Science

Explore, investigate, discover, and invent with summer camps at the Lawrence Hall of Science! With camps covering topics ranging from marine biology to robotics, you will find the perfect camp for your children aged 4 years old through 12th grade.

Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 am
Price: Half-day camps: $270 Full-day camps: $605 with discounts on all camps available for Hall members
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Shawl Anderson Summer Dance Lab

Offering half- and full-day programs in a range of movement styles with younger ages offered for a SINGLE WEEK only. Magical Story Ballet is ages 4-6.

Camp Hours: Hours and prices vary
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 01:00 pm
Price: Hours and prices vary
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th

YMCA Summer Camp (Downtown Oakland)

Positive developmental experiences that encourage children to forge bonds while building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age.

Camp Hours: 9am-4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: varies based on age and activities
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Camp Twirl

Slime, sticks, and tinkering is just the beginning. 8 special themes make camp different each week. Mini camp for Tiny Twirlers age 3 to 6 is 9am to noon.

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $325/week or $75/day with discounts available
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Summer Science at The Academy School (Berkeley)

Integrated, hands-on, experiential themes based on real-world science applications. Camps covers biology, chemistry, coding, engineering, and mathematics through fun, interactive labs. Camps offers a separate topic for morning and afternoon lab.

Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Lastest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $550
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

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