2022 Summer Camp Guide — Berkeleyside

2022 Summer Camp Guide

Our 2022 Summer Camp Guide is back to help your family find the best and safest local camp for your children. Scroll through or use the filters below to find the camp best suited for your family! We invited summer camps across the East Bay to submit detailed, paid-for listings for the guide.

Want to see your camp listed? Contact Colleen Leary.




Camp Chrysalis

Dates: Jun 13, 2022 – Jul 29, 2022
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Camp Chrysalis, now in its fortieth year, offers children, ages 9-17, rich experiences that combine recreation, learning, and personal growth. We camp in three spectacular environments as a family of learners together: Big Sur redwoods, Mendocino coast (tide pools) and Sierra Nevada mountains. Our purpose is to explore and learn as well as to play and enjoy. We develop natural science and camping skills and nurture an ethic of respect and responsibility towards these places. In our small groups, we build long-lasting friendships through kindness and respect. Please join us!

Ages: 9 – 17
Grades: 4th – 12th
Format: Overnight
Locations: Berkeley
Categories: Outdoors


Session $1400-1800

We do offer financial assistance, sibling and multi-session discounts.

Urban Adventure Camps

Dates: May 31, 2022 – Aug 26, 2022
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Urban Adventure Camps is a unique experience that allows your children to discover more about their interests while exploring and navigating their city. Groups take a different field trip every day of the week to visit the Bay Area’s top museums, science centers, parks, galleries, and various other attractions and city centers. Public transportation is used to travel between locations, thereby developing the campers’ knowledge and confidence when traveling within a city.

Ages: 3 – 14
Grades: 2nd – 9th
Format: Day camp
Locations: BerkeleyOakland
Categories: Art, design, and makingCookingOutdoorsSports


Weekly full day $485-685 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Early drop-off $60 starts at 7:00 am
Late pick-up $70 starts at 5:30 pm

Mr D’s Music Club Summer Camps

Dates: Jun 6, 2022 – Aug 5, 2022
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Mr. D’s Music Club Summer camps have consistently won Best of the Best awards and 5-star reviews for being a different kind of camp. Kids come to sing, dance, act, and create art with professional teaching artists, using fun, and always cool, pop songs from across the decades. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and kids always want to return. Weekly camps are themed, and there’s a show each Friday. These are in-person camps abiding by current Covid precations. So come and find out why Mr. D’s is Oaklands “best-kept secret.” For kids of all abilities ages 8-13. Singing, Dancing, Acting, Art, Fun & Friends is our Motto!
Ages: 8 – 13
Grades: 3rd – 7th
Format: Day camp
Locations: Oakland
Categories: Art, design, and makingDanceMusic and performing arts


Late pick-up $150 starts at 5:30 pm
Weekly full day $450 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Summer Fun on the Hill

Dates: Jun 27, 2022 – Jul 29, 2022
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Explore your creativity, learn new things, and make new friends at Berkwood Hedge School’s Summer Camp! Located in the beautiful Berkeley Hills with lots of space for play and exploration, our summer camp offers a joyful and innovative environment. Our summer camp will cultivate community, foster creativity, and ignite intellectual curiosity!

Ages: 4 – 11
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th
Format: Day camp
Locations: Berkeley
Categories: AcademicsArt, design, and makingDanceMusic and performing artsOutdoorsSportsSTEM


Weekly full day $550 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Theater Camp: June 27 – July 1, 5 days ($550)
Performing Arts Camp: July 5 – 8, 4 days ($450)
Visual Arts Camp: July 11 – 15, 5 days ($550)
Science, Engineering, and Coding Camp: July 18 – 22, 5 days ($550)
Building, Making, and Tinkering Camp: July 25 – 29, 5 days ($550)
Early bird special $50 off/session

Aztec Tennis Camp

Dates: Jun 4, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022
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Under the direction of USPTA Teaching Pro Carlton Jones, Aztec Tennis Camps has 10 sessions of summer tennis fun for beginners, intermediates and advanced as well! Aztec Tennis Camps have been a staple in the community! We offer Full-Day and Weekly camps 9am-3pm, Half-Day 9am-12 noon, or Half-Day 1pm-3pm, for the flexible Berkeley parent you may purchase a daily camp (by the day or half day). We cover all the fundamentals of tennis: forehand, backhand, volleys, serve, plus fast and fun games and drills! Kids meet new friends and learn new skills! For private lessons and junior team, visit us online!

Ages: 5 – 18
Grades: Preschool – 11th
Format: Day camp
Locations: BerkeleyEl Cerrito
Categories: Sports


Session $40-800

Visit our registration page for pricing details.

Go Girls! Oakland

Dates: Jun 6, 2022 – Jul 22, 2022
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Go Girls! is not just a summer camp. It’s a movement. We are educating, inspiring, and activating girls and gender expansive youth to take center stage.

Go Girls! is an empowering program – winter, spring, summer day camps and after-school clubs – just for elementary and middle school-aged girls & gender expansive youth. Rising 1st-5th graders learn social and emotional skills through self-care, theater, expressive arts, music and/or dance to love themselves and each other, and to make bold and brave choices in their lives and communities. Rising 6th-8th grade Go Girls! work together to produce, direct, edit, and star in their own media production. Go Girls! Change Makers gives tween girls and gender expansive youth the skills and tools to make and critique media in the new digital media era that is driven by their voice and creativity.

Go Girls! Leadership Team is for rising 7th-9th graders, participants develop their boldest and bravest self as they learn advocacy and allyship for others in their family and community. Along with leadership and ally-identity development, participants will experience self-care, expressive arts, drama, music/dance and creative media production for the current realities for tween-agers.

Go Girls! is centrally located to Oakland & Berkeley neighborhoods. We are excited to host programming on the campus of East Bay Church in the Temescal District.

Ages: 6 – 14
Grades: Kindergarten – 8th
Format: Day camp
Locations: Oakland
Categories: Art, design, and makingDanceMusic and performing arts


Session $859 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Late pick-up $75-150 until 5:30 pm
Early drop-off $0 starts at 8:30 am

After-care available.

Late pickup cost
$75/week, $150/session

Aventura – Summer Camp at EBI

Dates: Jun 27, 2022 – Aug 12, 2022
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Join us at Aventura Summer Camp at EBI where campers can participate in engaging, innovative and age-appropriate enriching activities in Spanish, STEM, Athletics, and Global Arts in a COVID safe environment, led by our outstanding faculty and renowned industry partners. Each of our summer camp weeks are full of FUN!

Our EBI Summer Camps are open to both EBI and non-EBI students from PK-4th grades with no prior Spanish language required. Our Aventura summer program has been designed to accommodate your family’s schedule, offering weekly camps, as well as extended care options for PK-4th grade campers. This summer 2022, EBI is very glad to offer 7 weeks of camp (June 27-August 12).

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI), California’s only Spanish-English dual-immersion, IB World independent school, welcomes you for a summer of Spanish language, cultural immersion and
exciting adventures. EBI’s staff represents many Spanish-speaking countries including: Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain and Cuba. Each one brings a passion for inspiring young minds and a passion for creating global, wonderful memories with your campers that will last for a lifetime!

Ages: 3 – 10
Grades: Preschool – 4th
Format: Day camp
Locations: EmeryvilleOakland
Categories: Language and culture


Weekly full day $430 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Early drop-off $55 starts at 8:00 am
Late pick-up $105 until 6:00 pm


Dates: Jun 6, 2022 – Aug 12, 2022
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Be Creative Summer Sessions begin with breakfast (morning session) or lunch (afternoon session) then yoga and meditation.

This is followed with a different creative elective each day, including pottery, slime science, instructed canvas painting, baking, cooking, video/audio/podcasting and more.

The creative elective is followed by snack time, and finally the dance elective gets everyone moving! Dance electives include: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Afro Hatian, Ballet, Creative Movement, and more.

For those attending both morning and afternoon sessions, noon to 1pm is free play.

The Tik Tok session allows children to explore and mimic, and create or manipulate trending content. Please note: nothing will be posted to social media by Creations. We will use trending Tik Tok dances for instructional purposes only.

Ages: 5 – 11
Grades: Kindergarten – 6th
Format: Day camp
Locations: Berkeley
Categories: Art, design, and makingCookingDanceMusic and performing artsSTEM


Weekly half day AM $350 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly half day PM $350 1:00 pm – 5:00 am
Weekly full day $700 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Session $250 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please Note: No early drop off or late pick-up.Doors open at 8am sharp. Fee for late pickup is $20 per every 10 minutes late.

Note: Tik Tok Session can be added to the afternoon session for extended hours. Participation in morning or afternoon session is not required.
Tik Tok Session used for afternoon session extended hours: $200

Cooking Round the World Summer Camps

Dates: May 31, 2022 – Aug 19, 2022
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A delicious way to learn and have fun! Each week has a different cooking theme: from Harry Potter cooking to Fairytale Cooking to Marvel Comics cooking to A Plate of Pixar…. children come away from a camp week with new culinary skills, a broadened palette, and a joy from exploring their favorite pop-culture heroes. Yum!

Ages: 6 – 14
Grades: 1st – 7th
Format: Day camp
Locations: AlamedaAlbany/KensingtonDanville/San RamonFremontHaywardLafayette/Moraga/OrindaLivermoreOaklandWalnut Creek/Concord
Categories: Cooking


Weekly full day $520 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Price includes lunch, afternoon dessert, apron, recipe book emailed end of week

FireCracker Math

Dates: Jun 13, 2022 – Aug 8, 2022
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FireCracker Math Camps are for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 – 16. Our in-person camps combine half-day math instruction followed by optional fun activities in the afternoon. OR connect your child with our week-long Summer MATH Boost Program, customized to balance online and offline learning. Different times and days are offered.

Ages: 6 – 16
Grades: 1st – 11th
Format: Day camp
Locations: AlamedaBerkeleyLafayette/Moraga/OrindaOaklandPiedmont
Categories: AcademicsSTEM


Weekly full day $500 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Early drop-off $50 starts at 8:30 am
Late pick-up $125 until 5:30 pm

Half-day (math only) one week: $325. Full-day (fun activities in the afternoon) $500: one week. Summer MATH Boost Program prices start at $100. Multi-week Discount: 5% off, Sibling Discount $25 one week. Financial aid is available. Payment Plans. Drop-ins are available. Use SUMMER22 to get 5% off Summer Camps before 6/30/22.

East Bay Media Center

Dates: Jul 11, 2022 – Jul 29, 2022
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Ages: 13 – 18
Grades: 8th – 12th
Format: Day camp
Locations: Berkeley
Categories: Art, design, and makingMusic and performing arts


Session $900 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Partial Scholarships and payment terms available.

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