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Explorer Camp

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

 

About Explorer Camp

Explorer Camp is a highly structured, comprehensive recreational day-camp for youth ages 4 1/2 – 6 (Children must be 4 years old and 6 months by March 1, 2021). All participants must be fully toilet trained, and able to use the restroom independently. Whether your child is a first-timer or an experienced Explorer camper, our exciting and active program is sure to create lasting memories for your child for years to come!

Explorer Camp is structured around the idea that kids need opportunities to explore the world around them, try new things, and develop positive relationships with other peers of the same age. Explorer Camp combines developmental sports, outdoor learning, exploratory science, fine arts, exploratory martial arts, and exploratory gymnastics into a unique program where children can experience a sampling of different unique camp activities. Most activities take place outdoors at Strawberry Canyon Rec Area.

Each camp session features an exciting theme. Past themes have included: Country Western, Wild African Safari, Outer Space, Under the Sea, and Storybook. 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.

**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. 

 

2021 Official Explorer Camp Parent & Camper Handbook

 

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

Explorer 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”.

Explorer Camp is currently SOLD OUTHowever, you can “Register” below to join a waitlist.

Explorer Camp Registration
First Day of Camp Mon, June 7, 2021
Session I  Mon, June 7 – Fri. June 18 Register
Session II  Mon, June 21 – Fri July 2 Register
Mid-Summer Intersession Tues, July 6 – Fri, July 9 Register
Session III  Mon, July 12 – Fri, July 23 Register
Session IV Mon, July 26 – Fri, August 6 Register
End of Summer Intersession  Mon, Aug 9 – Fri, Aug 13 Register
Last Day of Camp  Fri, Aug 16, 2021

 

2021 Camp Information & Registration

Information about the dynamics and structure of the Explorer Camp program can be found below.

Explorer Camp One & Two-Week Sessions Available

“Explorers” participate in an array of recreational camp activities that include sports, group games, arts, outdoor exploration, and  exploratory science. Each session, special guest instructors will offer exploratory gymnastics, exploratory martial arts, and other unique program experiences for campers. Youth 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 & Nature or Chess) throughout the day.

**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. 

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

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

 

2021 Camp Sessions

  Ages Price Start Date End Date Registration Link
Two Week Sessions
Explorer Camp Session I 4 – 6 Year Olds $660 6/7/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Explorer Camp Session II 4 – 6 Year Olds $660 6/21/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Explorer Camp Session III 4 – 6 Year Olds $660 7/12/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Explorer  Camp Session IV 4 – 6 Year Olds $660 7/26/2021 8/6/2021 Register
One Week Sessions
Explorer Week 1 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 6/7/2021 6/11/2021 Register
Explorer Week 2 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 6/14/2021 6/18/2021 Register
Explorer Week 3 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 6/21/2021 6/25/2021 Register
Explorer Week 4 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 6/28/2021 7/2/2021 Register
Explorer Intersession A (Week 5) 4 – 6 Year Olds $310 7/6/2021 7/9/2021 Register
Explorer Week 6 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Register
Explorer Week 7 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 7/19/2021 7/23/2021 Register
Explorer Week 8 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 7/26/2021 7/30/2021 Register
Explorer Week 9 4 – 6 Year Olds $450 8/2/2021 8/6/2021 Register
Explorer Intersession B (Week 10) 4 – 6 Year Olds $330 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 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

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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