Recreation Division
Recreation Division

Berkeley Day Camp

Online Registration is now available! 

Welcome to Berkeley Day Camp full action-packed adventure and messy fun. Campers enjoy exciting days in both Tilden Park and the Berkeley Marina. Each week campers enjoy arts and crafts, interactive games, canoeing, and hiking, as well as swimming at Lake Anza in Berkeley 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 information 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 2015 

  Counselor-in-Training 2015


 Day Camp Weekly Calendar 2015 
Parent packet

  Online Registration
Activity Guide


Scholarship Application
Job Announcements  



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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. Day Campers visit  both Tilden Park and the Berkeley Marina to enjoy activities including: canoing in the bay, hiking, swimming and arts and crafts like tie dye and candle making. Campers will love playing the field and sports games, learning  basic cooking principals and partisipate in a different special event each week.

 A typical week will be comprised 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 fun safe environment. Extended Care Hours are 7:30-9:00 AM & 3:30-6:00 PM, at Willard Park Clubhouse, 2720 Hillegass Ave


Transportation Provided 

Supervised transportation to and from bus stop locations and program sites for campers and C.I.Ts. is provided. Parents must be at the bus stop at 9:00 am to sighn-in children and 3:15-3:30 to pick up children. 



Scholarships are available  to low-income Berkeley residents.  Scholarships may be used for only one camp session per summer for each child attending. Applications are available by clicking on the link above or may be picked up at the  Recreation office located at 1947 Center Street, 1st Floor, 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.     


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


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