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Find activities, programs for all ages & register online

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, December 17, 2019) - Registration just opened for classes, activities and events in our Winter & Spring 2020 Activity Guide, which lists affordable, fun and engaging recreation programs throughout the City.

Some things we only have in winter and spring. Use our day camps for kids during winter break. Teens can take a supervised spring break trip to the snow to play, tube, ski or snowboard. They can also go supervised to a Cal men's or women's basketball game.

There is something for all ages and a variety of interests. Learn to swim at one of the City's two Aquatics Centers. Work out at one of our fitness classes. Learn to skateboard. Hone your chess skills. Or try your hand at Pickleball.

Most of the programs and activities take place at the City's sports fields, tennis courts, Community Centers, Aquatics Facilities and at our Skate Park. Use our PDF activity guide or our registration portal for recreation to guide you through our offerings.   

You can register now for Winter & Spring 2020 programs. Summer program registration starts at 9:00 a.m. on January 15, 2020. The City offers 50% and 100% fee-waivers (scholarships) for many programs.  See our Scholarship Application for more information.

For children 0-5 year olds, the City offers a variety of infant, tot and pre-K programs, including our free Together Wee Play drop-in program, our popular Super Soccer Stars classes, our Baby & Me Social Play Groups, and our Tots Around Town program!

There is no shortage of programs for elementary aged children here in Berkeley.  From afterschool programs to tennis lessons to youth sports leagues, we have everything you need to keep your child active.  Want to keep your children busy during Spring Break? You've come to the right place. Your child can improve their basketball skills, use the Force at Jedi Engineering spring break camp using LEGO®, learn leather or metalsmithing, train for the Kid's Triathlon, or get a taste of Berkeley Day Camp Spring Break style!

Our Teen programs offer a fun and safe environment for social and recreational activities like cooking, dancing, sports, leadership classes, and even trips to Cal basketball games and up to the snow!

In order to support adult needs for physical activity and wellness, we provide a variety of adult classes and activities, including fitness classes like Gentle and Hatha Yoga, Martial Arts like Kendo and Aikido, and a variety of swim programs and tennis lessons.  This winter, we are excited to introduce new Aquatics courses, including Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and Lifeguard Instructor Trainer Update courses.

Registration for 2020 Summer Camps begins January 15th, 2020. Your children will thank you for signing them up for BmuZ Music Camps, ALOHA Mind Math Camps, World Cup Soccer, Berkeley Day Camp, or Echo Lake Youth Camp programs. Check out our Activity Guide for a preview of many of our Summer 2020 programs.

For more information or to register check out our website: Recreation Division Webpage or visit our Recreation Office at 2701 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley or call 510-981-5150.


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