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Educational Enrichment & Out-of-School Time Programs

The Rec Sports Department has developed three unique youth program offerings for the children of essential UC Berkeley faculty and staff members*. These engaging programs meet and adhere to City of Berkeley guidelines for camps and recreational programs, California Department of Public Health guidelines for day camps, guidelines of the American Camp Association, National Afterschool Association, USA Gymnastics, and USA Skateboarding. For specific program information and registration details, please see below. Registration links can be found for each program by clicking on the name of each program offering below.

Our Rec Sports Youth Programs staff are seasoned employees with several years of experience planning and facilitating youth programs for school-aged youth.

If you have any questions, please contact Rec Sports Youth Programs at: youth@berkeley.edu.

*Pursuant to APM – 715-0(b), “family member” is defined as an appointee’s child, parent, spouse, or domestic partner (same sex or opposite sex).

Strawberry Canyon Youth Program

Program is led by experienced and training youth programs staff. Full day of educational enrichment and recreational program offerings at Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area. Youth participants must bring their own water and snack daily. Only open to UC Berkeley essential employees as well as dependents of students.

AM Component (8:30 a.m .– 2 p.m.): Educational Enrichment Program with tutors and dedicated teaching professionals.

PM Component (2 – 5:30 p.m.): Recreational Out-of-School time program with various sports, and arts activities.

ComponentDaysTimesPriceRegistration
AM ComponentMon–Fri8:30 a.m .– 2 p.m.$600/sessionRegister
PM ComponentMon–Fri2 – 5:30 p.m.$500/sessionRegister
Full-Day
(AM and PM)
Mon–Fri8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.$985/sessionRegister

Sessions

SessionStart DateEnd Date
2Monday, September 14Friday, October 2
3Monday, October 5Friday, October 23
4Monday, October 26Friday, November 13

Location

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area: 5 Centennial Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Program Information

  • Open to ages 5 – 11 (youth must be enrolled in Kindergarten or a higher grade).
  • WiFi connectivity for students to plug-in and learn remotely with the support of dedicated program staff and educational professionals.
  • Recreational Activities include: Archery (age 8 and up), Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Table Tennis, Field Sports & Games, and much more**.
  • All recreational activity supplies and equipment are provided.
  • Youth Participants must bring their own lunch and snack daily.

 

Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics Play & Learn Program

Program is led by experienced and trained gymnastic professionals. Outdoor gymnastic activities and indoor skill building and development. Youth participants must bring their own water and snack daily. Fridays are open programming with individualized instruction and play. These programs are only available to UC Berkeley essential employees as well as dependents of students.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (2 – 5:30 p.m.)

Wednesday (1 – 5:30 p.m.): Two-Day Recreational Gymnastics out-of-school time programming

Friday (2 – 5:30 p.m.): Drop-in Recreational Gymnastics program

DaysTimesPriceRegistration
Mondays & Wednesdays

Mon: 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Wed: 1 – 5:30 p.m.

$300/sessionRegister
Tuesdays & Thursdays2 – 5:30 p.m.$300/sessionRegister
Friday Drop-ins2 – 5:30 p.m.$50/sessionRegister

Sessions

SessionStart DateEnd Date
AMonday, September 21Friday, October 9
BMonday, October 12Friday, October 30

Location

Golden Bears Recreation Center: 25 Sports Lane, Berkeley, CA 94704

Program Information

  • Open to ages 5 – 12 (youth must be enrolled in Kindergarten or a higher grade).
  • All recreational activity supplies and equipment are provided.
  • Youth Participants must bring their own snack and water bottle daily.
  • This program provides instruction on essential movements and body shapes in gymnastics. Through safe and fun progressions, gymnasts will develop the strength and flexibility unique to gymnastics.
  • The Golden Bear Gymnastics program follows the guidelines set forth by the United States of America Gymnastics Association (USAG). USAG is a national governing body that is dedicated to the development of gymnastics.
  • Boys are encouraged to attend.

 

Golden Bears Youth Skate L8 Skate Program

Program is led by experienced and trained skate professionals. skateboard skill building and development. Youth participants must bring their own water and snack daily. Only open to UC Berkeley essential employees as well as dependents of students.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (2 – 5:30 p.m.)

Wednesday (1 – 5:30 p.m.): Two-Day Recreational Skate out-of-school time programming

Friday (2 – 5:30 p.m.): Drop-in Recreational Skate program

DaysTimesPriceRegistration
Mondays & Wednesdays

Mon: 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Wed: 1 – 5:30 p.m.

$300/sessionRegister
Tuesdays & Thursdays2 – 5:30 p.m.$300/sessionRegister
Friday Drop-ins2 – 5:30 p.m.$50/sessionRegister

Sessions

SessionStart DateEnd Date
AMonday, September 21Friday, October 9
BMonday, October 12Friday, October 30

Location

Golden Bears Recreation Center – Skate Park: 25 Sports Lane, Berkeley, CA 94704

Program Information

  • Open to ages 8 – 12.
  • All recreational activity supplies and equipment are provided.
  • Youth Participants must bring their own snack daily.
  • Our expert instructors have experience teaching youth skateboarding and are screened for their ability to work with both new and experienced skaters.
  • Beginners 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 at the beginning of camp 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.

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