Recreation Division
Recreation Division

Berkeley Day Camp

Online Registration is now available for Berkeley Day Camp 

Welcome to Berkeley Day Camp! Berkeley Day Camp is full of action-packedadventure and messy fun. Campers enjoy excitingand days in both Tilden Park and the Marina. Each week campers enjoy arts andcrafts, interactive games, canoeing, and hiking, as well as swimming at Lake Anza or Crown Beach in Alameda. Every week features a group cook-out and brand new special theme days.

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.

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Camp Registration Forms          Camper Information           Activity Guide 
Day Camp 2014
Counselor-in-Training 2014

  Day Camp Weekly Calendar 2014
Parent Packet 2014
Day Camp Brochure 2014
  Online Registration
Activity Guide
Registration Information
Scholarship Application        


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.



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.


Refund Policy 

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.    



Camps Unit
1947 Center Street, 1st floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-5144


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