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Blue Camp

At Blue Camp, healthy play, socialization, and lifelong learning are part of our program’s core values.

 

About Blue Camp

Blue Camp is a comprehensive recreational day-camp for youth ages 7 – 12. Blue Camp is structured around the idea that all children need opportunities to play and engage in regular physical activity to support their mental health and well-being. Blue Camp combines developmental sports, outdoor learning, science, and the arts to provide a well rounded, and diverse recreational camp experience. 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.

 

2021 Official Blue Camp Parent & Camper Handbook

 

NOTE ABOUT ONE WEEK CAMPS:  For Summer 2021, all one week campers are placed into a Variety Track. One week campers do not have activity priority due to space constraints and limited instructor availability. Questions may be forwarded to calbluecamp@berkeley.edu.

 

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

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

2021 Camp Dates

Blue Camp offers One and Two week registration options for your convenience. Two-Week Session Dates are listed below. More information about One-Week sessions can be found under “Camp Information and Registration”.

Blue Camp is currently sold outHowever, you can “Register” below to join a waitlist.

Cubs Registration Bears Registration Grizzlies Registration
First Day of Camp Mon, June 7, 2021
Session I  Mon, June 7 – Fri. June 18 Register Register Register
Session II  Mon, June 21 – Fri July 2 Register Register Register
Mid-Summer Intersession Tues, July 6 – Fri, July 9 Register Register Register
Session III  Mon, July 12 – Fri, July 23 Register Register Register
Session IV Mon, July 26 – Fri, August 6 Register Register Register
End of Summer Intersession  Mon, Aug 9 – Fri, Aug 13 Register Register Register
Last Day of Camp  Fri, Aug 13, 2021

 

2021 Camp Information & Registration

Blue Camp is split into three distinct age groupings to ensure safety, and age appropriateness for all activities. Information about the dynamics and structure of each group can be found below.

Cubs

Cubs One & Two-Week Camp Sessions Available

Blue Camp Cubs participate in an array of recreational camp activities that include sports, group games, arts, outdoor exploration, and science/engineering. Youth explore different activities with a group of 14 – 20 other campers. Each group is led by trained and experienced Group Leaders. All Blue Camp Cubs participating in Two Week camp sessions participate in daily Swimming Lessons and Aquatic Activities. Specific activity examples are listed below:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Exploratory Science
  • Basketball
  • Frisbee
  • F.U.N. (Fabulous Unbelievable Nonsense)
  • Nature & Environment
  • Soccer
  • Swim Lessons**
  • Volleyball

**Due to COVID-19 guidelines, swim activities will not be included in the daily schedule for either Blue Camp or Explorer Camp this summer. Please note, this does not affect standalone swim lessons at Strawberry Canyon Rec Area. 

Campers must be aged 7-8 (by June 1, 2021) or entering 2nd or 3rd grade in order to register for this camp group.

 

2021 Camp Sessions

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

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

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
Two Week Sessions
Cubs Session I 7 – 8 Year Olds $640 6/7/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Cubs Session II 7 – 8 Year Olds $640 6/21/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Cubs Session III 7 – 8 Year Olds $640 7/12/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Cubs Session IV 7 – 8 Year Olds $640 7/26/2021 8/6/2021 Register
One Week Sessions
Cubs Week 1 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 6/7/2021 6/11/2021 Register
Cubs Week 2 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 6/14/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Cubs Week 3 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 6/21/2021 6/25/2021 Register
Cubs Week 4 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 6/28/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Cubs Intersession A (Week 5) 7 – 8 Year Olds $300 7/6/2021 7/9/2021 Register
Cubs Week 6 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Register
Cubs Week 7 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 7/19/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Cubs Week 8 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 7/26/2021 7/30/2021 Register
Cubs Week 9 7 – 8 Year Olds $420 8/2/2021 8/6/2021 Register
Cubs Intersession B (Week 10) 7 – 8 Year Olds $320 8/9/2021 8/13/2021 Register

Bears  & Grizzlies

Bears & Grizzlies Two-Week Camp Sessions

Two-Week Sessions offer campers the most variety and ability to customize their own camp experience. Some activities like Archery and Magic-The Gathering are only available on the two-week track. Campers participate in 3 activities in the morning and 3 activities in the afternoon. All campers are on that same schedule for the duration of their session. Campers who are registered for more than one session in a single summer, can update their preferences online up to two weeks before the session begins (as space allows).

**Due to COVID-19 guidelines, swim activities will not be included in the daily schedule for either Blue Camp or Explorer Camp this summer. Please note, this does not affect standalone swim lessons at Strawberry Canyon Rec Area. 

Variety Track 1
Football
Volleyball
Magic the Gathering
Table Tennis
Lacrosse
FUN
Variety Track 2
Archery
Basketball
Track and Field
Soccer
Swimming**
Lacrosse
Field Sports Track
Softball/Kickball
Lacrosse
Football
Frisbee
Soccer
Dodgeball
Court Sports
Table Tennis
Dodgeball
Archery
Swimming**
Basketball
Frisbee
Sports Only
Lacrosse
Archery
Soccer
Softball/Kickball
Dodgeball
Table Tennis
Girls Group
Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball
Art
Badminton
Hip Hop
Outdoor Education
Outdoor Science
Track and Field
Art
Archery
Table Tennis
Hiking & Nature
Fine Arts Track
Soccer
Drama
Swimming**
Hip Hop
Archery
Art
Sports & Art
Dodgeball
Art
Basketball
Badminton
Frisbee
Cards
Games & Science
Cards
Magic the Gathering
Crafts
Chess
Outdoor Science
Archery

 

Bears & Grizzlies One-Week Camp Sessions

One-Week Camps offer campers a range of activities that are pre-determined by our program directors based on space and availability (for 2021, this is a Variety Track, one week campers do not have activity priority). Campers are all grouped together in a special one-week activity program. They are not placed in activities with two-week campers. You do not need to select preferences for one-week campers, as their activities are pre-selected based on the most popular activities at camp. Not all classes are offered on the one-week camp. If you would like more flexibility for your camper’s schedule, we suggest signing up for our Drop-In camp for the whole week or the two-week session.

One-Week – Blue Camp activities have included:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Card Games & Tricks
  • Dodgeball
  • Football (touch)
  • Frisbee,
  • F.U.N. (Fabulous Unbelievable Nonsense)
  • Lacrosse
  • Nature & Environment
  • Rugby (Touch)
  • Soccer
  • Swim Lessons**
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball

Note: activities are offered based on instructor availability and number of campers enrolled.

**Due to COVID-19 guidelines, swim activities will not be included in the daily schedule for either Blue Camp or Explorer Camp this summer. Please note, this does not affect standalone swim lessons at Strawberry Canyon Rec Area. 

Campers must be aged 9-10 (by June 1, 2021) or entering 4th or 5th grade in order to register for the BEARS camp group.

Campers must be aged 11-12 (by June 1, 2021) or entering 6th or 7th grade in order to register for the GRIZZLIES camp group.

 

2021 Camp Sessions

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

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

 

Blue Camp Bears

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
Two Week Sessions
Bears Session I 9 – 10 Year Olds $580 6/7/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Bears Session II 9 – 10 Year Olds $580 6/21/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Bears Session III 9 – 10 Year Olds $580 7/12/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Bears Session IV 9 – 10 Year Olds $580 7/26/2021 8/6/2021 Register
One Week Sessions
Bears Week 1 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 6/7/2021 6/11/2021 Register
Bears Week 2 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 6/14/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Bear  Week 3 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 6/21/2021 6/25/2021 Register
Bears Week 4 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 6/28/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Bears Intersession A (Week 5) 9 – 10 Year Olds $270 7/6/2021 7/9/2021 Register
Bears Week 6 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Register
Bears Week 7 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 7/19/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Bears Week 8 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 7/26/2021 7/30/2021 Register
Bears Week 9 9 – 10 Year Olds $410 8/2/2021 8/6/2021 Register
Bears Intersession B (Week 10) 9 – 10 Year Olds $290 8/9/2021 8/13/2021 Register

 

 

Blue Camp Grizzlies

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
Two Week Sessions
Grizzlies Session I 11 – 12 Year Olds $580 6/7/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Grizzlies Session II 11 – 12 Year Olds $580 6/21/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Grizzlies Session III 11 – 12 Year Olds $580 7/12/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Grizzlies Session IV 11 – 12 Year Olds $580 7/26/2021 8/6/2021 Register
One Week Sessions
Grizzlies Week 1 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 6/7/2021 6/11/2021 Register
Grizzlies Week 2 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 6/14/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Grizzlies Week 3 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 6/21/2021 6/25/2021 Register
Grizzlies Week 4 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 6/28/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Bears Intersession A (Week 5) 11 – 12 Year Olds $270 7/6/2021 7/9/2021 Register
Grizzlies Week 6 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Register
Grizzlies Week 7 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 7/19/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Grizzlies Week 8 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 7/26/2021 7/30/2021 Register
Grizzlies Week 9 11 – 12 Year Olds $410 8/2/2021 8/6/2021 Register
Grizzlies Intersession B (Week 10) 11 – 12 Year Olds $290 8/9/2021 8/13/2021 Register

 

Extended Day 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 Day 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

For more information about registering or general information please contact:

Jeffrey Lambert, Customer Service Asst. Manager

Recreational Sports Facility (First Floor) – 2301 Bancroft Way  |  Berkeley, CA 94720

Email: camps@berkeley.edu  |  Phone Number: 510-643-2267

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