Camps Unit, 1947 Center Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-5140, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-5160
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Winter Hours (December - February) Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
See Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule
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Welcome to Berkeley Day Camp! On this site you will find general information about Berkeley Day Camp and the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. Scholarship and the refund policy are also included on these pages as well as links to forms and brochures. We look forward to another fun-filled season.
Berkeley Day Camp | AGES 5-12
Berkeley Day Camp provides a fun and exciting experience for children ages 5-12 (must have completed Kindergarten). Staff provides a safe environment that helps a child develop social skills and appreciation for our local parks. Camp provides recreational activities including arts and crafts, exploration, field games, and cookouts. Participants also enjoy special events such as Summer Halloween and Science of Fun.
Staff and children are bused to and from camp each week. A typical week will comprise of two days in Tilden Park and two days at the Berkeley Marina. Tilden Park is located in the Berkeley Hills, a wonderful lush forest with well-marked trails, lakes, ponds and streams. Berkeley Marina includes pier, dock and shoreline habitats to explore, plus canoeing and the acclaimed Adventure Playground. Swim Day occurs every Friday and campers visit several beach locations, such as Lake Anza in Tilden Park or Crown Beach in Alameda.
Extended Care is optional for an additional fee and provides supervised games, arts and crafts, and a snack in a safe environment. Extended Care Hours are 7:30-9:00 AM & 3:30-6:00 PM, at Willard Park Clubhouse, 2720 Hillegass Ave.
|AM Extended Care
|PM Extended Care
Summer 2013 Session Dates
|Session 1: Jun 17–21
||Session 4: Jul 8–12
||Session 7: Jul 29–Aug 2
|Session 2: Jun 24–28
||Session 5: Jul 15–19
||Session 8: Aug 5–9
|Session 3: Jul 1–5*
||Session 6: Jul 22–26
||Session 9: Aug 12–16
*No camp on Jul 4.
Berkeley City Council provides scholarships to low-income Berkeley residents at half the cost. Only one session per summer is allowed for each child attending. Applications are available by clicking on the link above or may be picked up at the main Parks, Recreation and Waterfront office located at 1947 Center Street, 1st Floor, in Berkeley. Scholarship Application
All requests for refunds must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager, Recreation Division, 1947 Center Street, First Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704. The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for a refund. The request must state the reason for the refund, and the date, time and location of the program. The Recreation and Youth Services Manager will render a decision to either: 1) refund the fee; 2) pro-rate the fee; 3) apply the fees to another session or program; or 4) deny the request.
No refunds will be provided if cancellation is made less than 30 days before camp arrival date. A refund will be provided if the entire reservation is cancelled not less than 30 calendar days prior to arrival date, less a 25% administration fee not to exceed $150.
*(pdf) This is a pdf format, if you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download from City's download site. If you are unable to access this information online, please participate by contacting us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 981-5150, or TDD (510) 981-6903.