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Camps Financial Assistance

The Camps Financial Assistance program was created to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to experience the benefits of camp. Since its inception in 2004, the program has provided financial assistance for over 500 deserving East Bay families.

About Camps Financial Assistance Program

Summer Camps provide great opportunities to learn new skills, meet friends, and have fun! Summer Camp Financial Assistance is awarded to campers with financial need as determined by a set criteria, on a first-come, first-served basis until the fund is used up for the current summer camp season. Awards are provided per family, per season and not guaranteed to every applicant. Applications are required for each child (multi-child families may submit one set of financial data with all applications).

Those who qualify to receive a Summer Camp Financial Assistance award can attend one of our summer camps. Cal Youth Camps will be reviewing applications on April 2nd and May 14th. Families will be directly notified via the email provided. Notification will be emailed within the week of each review date. Summer camp awards do not apply to swim lessons or extended care programs


How To Apply

In order to be considered for Financial Assistance, please follow the following steps:

  1. Your family must complete the Financial Assistance Application. You will be asked to share some information about your family, your relationship to UC Berkeley, some information about your financial situation, and to share your own story about why you are asking for assistance.
  2. Your Financial Assistance application will be reviewed by a Cal Youth Camps committee (April 2nd or May 14th).
  3. You will be notified via email (email provided on application) of the status of the Financial Assistance Application. Notification will be emailed within the week of each review date.
  4. If your family qualifies, your child will be invited to attend one of the camps you have selected in your application. (Availability of camps are subject to change based on enrollment at the time each application is reviewed).

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Contact Us

If you have any questions please contact us via email:

Jeffrey Lambert, Customer Service Asst. Manager

Recreational Sports Facility (First Floor)

2301 Bancroft Way  |  Berkeley, CA 94720


Phone Number: 510-643-2267

Leesa Berahovich, Operations Coordinator

Golden Bears Recreation Center

25 Sports Lane  |  Berkeley, CA 94720


Phone Number: 510-643-8023


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