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Explorer Camp

At Explorer Camp, we encourage campers to try new things, make new friends, and explore different and exciting activities each and every day. 

About Explorer Camp

“Explorers” participate in an array of recreational camp activities that include sports, group games, arts and crafts, theater and dance, outdoor exploration, and exploratory science.

Campers explore different activities with a group of 14 other campers. Each group is led by trained and experienced Group Leaders. To encourage learning, a camper’s activity schedule stays the same for the entire session. Care is taken to include a balance of high-intensity activities (e.g. soccer or rugby) and low-intensity activities (e.g. arts and nature or chess) throughout the day. Whether your camper is a first-timer or an experienced Explorer camper, our exciting and active program is sure to create lasting memories for your camper for years to come!

Each camp session features an exciting theme. Past themes have included: Outer Space, Under the Sea, Superheroes, Storybook, and Jungle Time. In addition to a wide array of structured activities, campers are provided with ample opportunities to build positive relationships with friends through free play and group games that emphasize positive play and pro-social behaviors.

Daily Camp Schedule:   9:00AM – 4:00PM  (Early Drop-Off available at 7:30AM)

Afternoon Extended Care Schedule:  4:00PM – 6:00PM

** Swim activities are planned to be available for Summer 2022 but is subject to change due to public health guidance* 

Age & Eligibility:

5 – 6 (Children must be 4 years old and 6 months by March 1, 2022). All participants must be fully toilet trained, and able to use the restroom independently.

Location:

Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area, UC Berkeley

Camp Sessions

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
Two Week Sessions          
Explorer Camp Session I 5 – 6 Year Olds $725 6/6/2022 6/17/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Camp Session II 5 – 6 Year Olds $655 6/21/2022 7/1/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Camp Session III 5 – 6 Year Olds $655 7/5/2022 7/15/2022 Waitlist
Explorer  Camp Session IV 5 – 6 Year Olds $725 7/18/2022 7/29/2022 Waitlist
Explorer  Camp Session V 5 – 6 Year Olds $725 8/1/2022 8/12/2022 Register
One Week Sessions          
Explorer Week 1 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 6/6/2022 6/10/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Week 2 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 6/13/2022 6/17/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Week 3 5 – 6 Year Olds $390 6/21/2022 6/24/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Week 4 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 6/27/2022 7/1/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Intersession A (Week 5) 5 – 6 Year Olds $390 7/5/2022 7/8/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Week 6 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 7/11/2022 7/15/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Week 7 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 7/18/2022 7/22/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Week 8 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 7/25/2022 7/29/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Week 9 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 8/1/2022 8/5/2022 Waitlist
Explorer Intersession B (Week 10) 5 – 6 Year Olds $490 8/8/2022 8/12/2022 Waitlist

 

Afternoon Extended Care Options

Extend your child(ren)’s camp day, and rest easy knowing that you have some extra time to get through traffic, finish a few errands, or pick up dinner before you pick up your child(ren). 

Afternoon Extended Care Schedule:  4:00PM – 6:00PM Daily

 

Extended Care options can be found below:

  Price Sessions Available Registration Link
2 Week Extended Care $115 Sessions I – IV Register
1 Week Extended Care $70 Weeks 1 -4 & Weeks 6 – 9 Register
1 Week Intersession Extended Care $60 Intersession A (Week 5) & Intersession B (Week 6) Register

 

Contact

Cal Youth Camps Enrollment Center

Email: camps@berkeley.edu 

Phone: 510-643-2267

Thank you to our sponsors