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Cal Skateboard Camps

Cal Skateboard Camps are nationally recognized skateboard programs, led by top professionals that are pioneers in skateboard instruction & design.

Cal Skateboarding Camp

Since 2000, youth from across the Bay Area have experienced this one-of-a-kind camp. Skateboarding Campers get the opportunity to learn in a one of kind environment, filled with a variety of ramps and street obstacles from 3 ft. to 13 feet tall.  Cal Skateboarding is a nationally recognized program, led by top professionals under the guidance and leadership of our very own Skateboarding Coordinator Sean O’Loughlin.

In this one-week camp, beginner Skateboarders will learn skateboard mechanics and basic riding skills such as balance, carving, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters learn grinds, ollies, and airs, and have the chance to learn to drop in on bigger ramps, and learn flip tricks. Skaters will be assessed on the first day of the session and the lessons will be adapted to their ability. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, which includes ways to fall that minimize injury. Girls are encouraged to attend.

NOTE ABOUT EQUIPMENT FOR THIS CAMP – Participants must bring their own skateboard, helmet, and knee & elbow pads. Equipment must fit properly and be of good quality for the camper to skate in our programs. Due to our rigorous safety standards and instructional content, skaters will not be allowed to skate with the low-cost boards and pads typically found at toy stores or other large general merchandise retailers. Many skaters come with skateboards that are unsafe and prevent them from learning how to turn. Please contact us if you have questions about your equipment at skate@berkeley.edu.

Cal Skateboarding Leadership Team

The Cal Skateboarding Leadership Team is for advanced and independent skateboarders who have completed at least one session in our programs, and who have the maturity and self-discipline to take on a leadership role at camp. Advanced skaters learn grinds, ollies, and airs, and have the chance to learn to drop in on bigger ramps, and learn flip tricks. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, which includes ways to fall that minimize injury. 

Age & Eligibility

  • Cal Skateboarding Camp: Campers must be ages 8 – 16 (by the start of the individual one-week camp session) in order to register for this camp. Participants must bring their own skateboard, helmet, and knee & elbow pads.
  • Cal Skateboarding Leadership Team: Campers must be ages 12-17 (by the start of the individual one-week camp session) in order to register for this camp.

Location

Golden Bear Recreation Center

Camp Sessions

Cal Skateboarding Camp

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

Afternoon L8 Sk8 Schedule:  4:00PM – 6:00PM

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
One Week Sessions          
Skate Camp Week 1 Age 8 – 16 $525 6/6/2022 6/10/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 2 Age 8 – 16 $525 6/13/2022 6/17/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 3 (4-day) Age 8 – 16 $425 6/21/2022 6/24/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 4 Age 8 – 16 $525 6/27/2022 7/1/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 5 (4-day) Age 8 – 16 $425 7/5/2022 7/8/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 6 Age 8 – 16 $525 7/11/2022 7/15/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 7 Age 8 – 16 $525 7/18/2022 7/22/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 8 Age 8 – 16 $525 7/25/2022 7/29/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 9 Age 8 – 16 $525 8/1/2022 8/5/2022 Waitlist
Skate Camp Week 10 Age 8 – 16 $525 8/8/2022 8/12/2022 Register

2022 Skateboard Leadership Team Sessions

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
One Week Sessions          
Skate Leadership Camp Week 1 Ages 12 – 17 $265 6/6/2022 6/10/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 2 Ages 12 – 17 $265 6/13/2022 6/17/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 3 (4-day) Ages 12 – 17 $215 6/21/2022 6/24/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 4 Ages 12 – 17 $265 6/27/2022 7/1/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 5 (4-day) Ages 12 – 17 $215 7/5/2022 7/8/2022 Register*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 6 Ages 12 – 17 $265 7/11/2022 7/15/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 7 Ages 12 – 17 $265 7/18/2022 7/22/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 8 Ages 12 – 17 $265 7/25/2022 7/29/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 9 Ages 12 – 17 $265 8/1/2022 8/5/2022 Waitlist*
Skate Leadership Camp Week 10 Ages 12 – 17 $265 8/8/2022 8/12/2022 Waitlist*

*If interested please click “register” to join the waitlist for this program. Those who are approved to register will be promoted from the waitlist accordingly.

L8 Sk8 & Skateboarding Private Lessons

L8 SK8 is Skate Camp’s drop-in open skate program, and serves as an extended care option for Skateboard Camp participants. Participants get extra skateboard practice time during extended care hours with an instructor present. Private skateboard lessons are also available for skaters who want to tune their skills, and learn in a one-on-one environment with our highly qualified teaching staff. Lessons are for 50 minutes. Pre-enrollment is required for all lessons. 

Afternoon L8 Sk8 Schedule:  4:00PM – 6:00PM

Private Lessons are available year-round. Please email skate@berkeley.edu to enroll and schedule.

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
One Week Sessions          
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 6/6/2022 6/10/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 6/13/2022 6/17/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (4-day) Age 8 – 16 $60 6/21/2022 6/24/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 6/27/2022 7/1/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (4-day) Age 8 – 16 $60 7/5/2022 7/8/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 7/11/2022 7/15/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 7/18/2022 7/22/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 7/25/2022 7/29/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 8/1/2022 8/5/2022 Register
L8 Sk8 (Late Skate) (one-week) Age 8 – 16 $75 8/8/2022 8/12/2022 Register
Skate Extended Care Drop-In
Age 8 – 16 $20     Register

Contact

Leesa Berahovich, Operations Coordinator (GBRC/SCRA)

Golden Bears Recreation Center – 25 Sports Lane  |  Berkeley, CA 94720

Email: youth@berkeley.edu  |  Phone Number: 510-643-8023

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