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Cal Youth Camps

Customize a summer of adventure, fun and new experiences with Cal Youth Camps! We’ve been making summers fun for campers and easy for families for more than 60 years. 

Registration is now open for Summer Camps 2022 (June 6-Aug. 19). 

We offer an entire summer’s worth of choices, from day camps to specialized sport and activity camps, led by experienced instructors. Pick camps and times that work for your family, whether it’s half-day camps or two-week sessions. Our extended care options, payment plans, easy re-enrollment and financial assistance program help families stress less and enjoy summer more.

To learn more and enroll in any camp, select the camp from the list below.

Going, Going… Not Quite Gone!

Consider these camps as you customize a summer of fun and learning.

Name Ages    About

Afternoon Adventures

8-10

Includes activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the Bay, designing and flying your own kite, building and testing your own cardboard sailboat, and much more all packed into a half-day of adventure.

Esports Camp – NEW!

12-14

Gain new skills and learn about teamwork, leadership, and strategy in a high-tech, supportive, and inclusive environment centered around Esports: competitive, organized video gaming.

Media Production Camp – NEW!

12-14

Explore the leading edge of digital media and video production, using professional equipment such as cameras and camcorders, computer editing software, audio recording software, lights, and more. 

Intermediate Sailing 

10-17 For campers with previous sailing experience or who have completed Novice/Level 1 classes. Intermediate sailors will join us in the more powerful afternoon winds aboard our 17.5-foot fleet of Ventures to build on skills learned in Level 1, as well as capsizing, tacking, jibing, and high wind sailing.

Teen Leadership Programs

13-18

Experiential opportunities to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Multi-Activity Day Camps

Girls beading camp

With our comprehensive recreational day camps, campers get to sample an array of activities appropriate for their age and interests, with lots of time for fun, silliness and time with friends.

Name Ages    About
Explorer Camp 4.5-6 Combines developmental sports, outdoor learning, exploratory science, arts and crafts, exploratory martial arts, and exploratory gymnastics.
Afternoon Adventures 8-11 Includes activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the Bay, designing and flying your own kite, building and testing your own cardboard sailboat, and much more all packed into a half-day of adventure.
Blue Camp 7-12 Combines developmental sports, outdoor learning, science, and the arts to create a fun, well-rounded, diverse camp experience.
Paddle Adventures 9-12 Split the day exploring the water and land! Play, craft and learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding and sit-on-top kayaking on the South Sailing Basin.
Discovery Camp 10-12 Paddle, observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Science Adventures 12-14 Gives campers the opportunity to observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.

Specialized Sports and Activity Camps

Specialized Sports and Activity Camps

From screen time to hangtime, campers can try a new experience or advance from beginner to expert in our specialized camps.

Name Ages   About
Esports Camp – NEW! 12-14 Gain new skills and learn about teamwork, leadership, and strategy in a high-tech, supportive, and inclusive environment centered around Esports: competitive, organized video gaming.
Media Production Camp – NEW! 12-14 Explore the leading edge of digital media and video production, using professional equipment such as cameras and camcorders, computer editing software, audio recording software, lights, and more. 
Cal Skateboard Camps 8-16 A nationally recognized program giving campers an opportunity to learn in a one-of-a-kind environment, with a variety of ramps and street obstacles.
Gymnastics Camp 4-14 Develop new gymnastics skills, play games, make new friends, and create lasting memories.
Martial Arts Camp 6-16 Quality instruction in martial arts, promoting fitness of mind and body.

Cal Adventures Outdoor Camps

Cal Adventures Outdoor Camps

For campers who describe their summers with action verbs…Play. Climb. Sail. Explore. These camps are all about new adventures, getting outside, moving, and exploring the Bay Area’s natural wonders.

Name Ages   About
Afternoon Adventures 8-10 Includes activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the Bay, designing and flying your own kite, building and testing your own cardboard sailboat, and much more all packed into a half-day of adventure.
Discovery Camp 10-12 Paddle, observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Mid-Summer Adventures 8-12 An all-day camp July 5-8; features an introductory mix of aquatic and land-based activities similar to our Discovery and Afternoon Adventures camps.
Paddle Adventures 9-12 Split the day exploring the water and land! Play, craft and learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding and sit-on-top kayaking on the South Sailing Basin.
Rock Climbing Camp 8-17 Gain confidence in an exhilarating activity: rock climbing. Learn belay skills, knot-tying, top-rope climbing, and equipment care.
Sailing Camps 10-17 Learn and review the essentials of sailing on the beautiful San Francisco Bay, Campers are assigned to groups based on their skill level.
Science Adventures 12-14 Gives campers the opportunity to observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Sea Kayaking Camp 10-17 Learn the basics of sea kayaking, including: paddling technique, equipment, safety procedures, and rescue skills.
Windsurfing Camp 10-17 Provides campers with an introduction to the sport of windsurfing.

Teen Leadership Programs

Through our Teen Leadership Programs, middle school and high school students (ages 13-18) find experiential opportunities to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Camp Planning

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Questions?

Contact our Cal Youth Camps Enrollment Center at camps@berkeley.edu

 

Please note: UC Berkeley and Cal Youth Programs and Camps are subject to the restrictions and/or guidance of public health authorities and the University’s policies and practices regarding COVID-19. Our first priority will be the health of the communities we serve. Although the camps are planned at this time, COVID health guidelines could affect our summer programs, up to and including, cancellation. Withdrawal policies.

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