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About Youth Programs

Since 1960, Cal Youth Programs and Camps have been proud to uphold the Cal tradition of excellence.

About our programs

Year-Round Youth Programs 

Keep learning, exploring and growing throughout the school-year with our Year-Round Programs, an array of innovative experiences for kids of all ages, including classes, clinics, and camps. Our skateboarding, martial arts, and gymnastics sessions provide both recreational and advanced-level opportunities, while Cal Adventures keeps kids in motion with adventures on the water. 

Explore Year-Round Programs

Cal Youth Camps 

Many youth and families meet us first through our summer camps, an award-winning line-up of sessions that promise adventure, healthy play, learning, lasting memories, new friendships and more.  Whether the goal is to examine the world through the outdoors, up your swimming game or learn new leadership qualities, explore our website and find your top camp choices!

Explore Cal Youth Camps (2021 Summer camp sessions are nearly full. Waitlists are available. Registration for 2022 will open in January 2021)

Doing Our Part

In 2020, Cal Youth Camps and Programs adapted its traditional programming to follow best practices and health protocols related to COVID-19, relying on guidance from The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), City of Berkeley Public Health, and UC Berkeley. The youth model we created has been successfully on campus for nearly a year. As we enter a new phase of COVID-19, we will keep you up-to-date!  Subscribe to Youth Programs email list to learn the latest about activities and programs.

Meet Our Staff

Our staff are the reason we see familiar faces return to our programs year-after-year. Some have been with our program for decades – or even attended Cal Youth camps in their childhood! That remarkable consistency allows youth to learn from mentors and build positive relationships within their programs.

With education and training as our foundation, our camps and activities are led by experts in their field, talented professionals and high-caliber coaches who teach and inspire. 

Meet our Cal Youth Programs & Camp Staff.


Find locations for Cal Youth Programs, which take place across the UC Berkeley campus and in the Berkeley area.

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