For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Phil Harper-Cotton, Parks, Recreation, Waterfront, (510) 981-5146

Summer Fun Camps and Echo Lake Youth Camp

Berkeley, California (Monday, June 05, 2006) - Are you a parent looking for a fun, supervised environment to support your child’s activities this summer?  The City of Berkeley’s Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department still has spots available for Summer Fun Camp and Echo Lake Youth Camp.

Summer Fun Camps for Kids & Teens
Fun Camps are offered to kids and teens and include a variety of activities, depending on the Center. A literacy program operates along with organized sports and games, field trips, arts and crafts, swimming & tennis lessons. The Program extends June 19-August 11, Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM.  Fee is $85 per week and includes lunch and snack. Extended morning and afternoon sessions are available at an additional cost.  Call 981-546 for details and locations.

Echo Lake Youth Camp

Echo Lake Youth Camp, near South Lake Tahoe, operates between July 10-August 25 in one week sessions. Fishing, hiking, swimming, dance, drama, crafts, campfires and canoeing are included.  Sessions are still open but filling up fast. Cost is $425 per session. Call (510) 981-5150.

Funship and Campership discounts are available to resident low-income youth for select programs. Please call 981-5150 or visit our website at for more information.