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Recreation Division
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Berkeley Day Camp

Registration for Berkeley Day Camp Summer 2021 is now open! For more information, and to register, visit our online recreation portal.


Registration for Berkeley Day Camp began on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Below you will find detailed information to help you plan for a fabulous summer. Due to COVID-19 we have had to make a few significant changes to our camp operations this summer while will continue to follow the guidance of public health officials. As always you can count on Berkeley Day Camp continuing to provide the fun and memorable traditions that they always have. Berkeley Day Camp will offer 3-week long camp sessions and camp sites that rotate between three Berkeley parks (Codornices, Shorebird and Glendale La Loma).  

 One notable change to our Recreation Division programs this year is that bus transportation will not be provided for our Echo Lake Youth Camp or Counselor-In-Training (CIT) programs, 50 & Better Camp, or Berkeley Day Camp Programs. 

Registration for Summer programs is just a few clicks away using our Online Registration system. Since space is limited and we have experienced high demand for these programs in the past, we recommend reviewing the registration schedule below carefully and setting up a user account in our online registration system.  Here are some instructions to create an account, and on how to use our online registration system.  

Recreation Division Summer 2021 Program Registration Schedule


Berkeley Resident Priority Registration

Non-resident registration

Time (PST)

How to register

Berkeley Day Camp




Online Registration

 Berkeley Day Camp: Ages 5-13

 For Summer 2021, the Berkeley Day Camp Program will be offered in three different City of Berkeley Parks. Sessions will be three-weeks in length, and we will offer three (3) sessions of this program. Additional information, including program schedules, activities, and group site weekly rotation schedules will be released at a later date. You can register for Berkeley Day Camp online!   


Berkeley Day Camp Park Locations - 2021

Session #1

Session #2

Session #3

Glendale La Loma Park

Jun 7-25



Jun 28-Jul 16 (M-F)


Jul 19-Aug 6


Codornices Park

Shorebird Park

Berkeley Day Camp Fees - 2021

50% deposit due upon registration.

Final balance due May 3, 2021.

3-Week Session Fee: Core Program, 9am-3:30pm (res/non)

3-Week Session Fee: Extended Care Program, 8am-6:00pm (res/non)

$720 / $864

$1,080 / $1,300


 Summer 2021 Changes to the Berkeley Day Camp Program:

  This season we are not providing bus stop transportation to or from Berkeley Day Camp program sites for campers or Counselors In Training (CIT’s).  

    • Each week Berkeley Day Camp pods will rotate to one of the three parks listed above, and parents will be responsible for dropping off their camper at the park location their group is scheduled to attend that day.
    • We are not providing any field trips requiring bus transportation this summer.   
  • Extended Care Programs will take place at the park the group is scheduled at for the day, rather than at the Willard Clubhouse. 

 BDC: Tabatha paints  DC: SF bridge with kids  BDC: Canoe push

Camp Registration Forms          Camper Information 

COMING SOON - Other 2021 registration information

  COMING SOON - Day Camp Parent Info Packet!

Scholarship Application

Job Announcements 
-Now Accepting Summer 2021 Applications!


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 What is Berkeley Day Camp all about? 

For a complete program description, including session dates, a typical daily schedule, and other important information, check out our Parent Packet once available.  

Berkeley Day Camp is a fun, engaging, and exciting experience for children ages 5-13. Generations of Berkeley children have attended our programs, and many former campers are now part of our awesome team of staff - providing a safe environment for children to spend their summer days at play, making friends, and exploring some of the greatest resources and outdoor spaces the City of Berkeley has to offer - the Berkeley Marina and Tilden Regional Park.     

Our program is one of the best traditional outdoor Day Camp programs in the East Bay - and our campers will truly spend time out of doors!  We believe strongly in the power of spending time in nature. At the beginning of each week, campers are grouped based on age and placed in a trail group led by a team of Day Camp Staff. During a typical session at Day Camp, campers will spend one week at Shorebird Park and the Berkeley Marina, where they will explore shoreline habitats, canoe, play at the acclaimed Adventure Playground, and go on special adventures. A second week will be enjoyed at Codornices Park, near the Berkeley Rose Garden, and a third week will be spent at Glendale La Loma Park. In addition to these great locations, our Day Camp program may travel to special location days throughout Berkeley.  Extended Care programs are available!    

DC: Angel Island  DC:tabatha tie dye

How Do I Enroll? 

Online registration is available here: Online Registration

What Sets the Berkeley Day Camp Program Apart?   

Our traditional outdoor program is one of the best values in the Bay! Berkeley Day Camp provides an incredible opportunity for kids to enjoy osome of Berkeley's most incredible parks, and spend their day outdoors. .   

Extended Care options  will be available this summer. Extended Care is an affordable alternative for parents who might be unavailable to pick up or drop off during our regular program hours. During extended care, campers will enjoy supervised games, arts and crafts, and snacks during this time.  

Most importantly, our seasoned Day Camp staff are the heart of our program. This group of Recreation professionals led by Joseph Griffin, Assistant Recreation Coordinator with the City of Berkeley, are not only great with kids - providing a fun, entertaining, and educational environments for campers to grow and learn - they look great in their traditional hot-pink Day Camp t-shirts (and Tie-Dye) too!  Since many of our staff grew up attending Berkeley Day Camp, they understand how important and how fun those summer days can be, and will be there to guide campers every step of the way.  From our youngest campers, age 5 (must have completed Kindergarten to attend) to our teenagers (new this year, 13 yr. old campers can attend our Day Camp program), our staff are committed to providing a memorable experience for all ages.

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Scholarships are available for Berkeley residents. Scholarships may be used for one Berkeley Day Camp session per summer per child.  Applications are available by clicking on the link above or may be picked up at the  Recreation Administration Office located at:

James Kenney Community Center
1720 8th St.,
Berkeley, CA 94705     

Scholarship Application 

Refund Policy   

  • All requests for refunds must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager, via email Recreation@cityofberkeley.info or mail to Recreation Division, 1720 8th St, Berkeley, CA 94710.  
  • The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for a refund.  
  • The request must state the reason for the refund request, the date, time, and location of the program.  
  • The Rec­reation and Youth Services Manager will render a decision to either: 1) refund the fee; 2) pro-rate the fee; 3) apply the fees to another session or program; or 4) deny the request. 
  • For cancellations, refund requests must be received no less than 30 days before scheduled camp arrival date.  No refunds will be provided if cancellation is made less than 30 days before camp arrival date.  
  • A 25% administration fee not to exceed $150 will apply to cancellations.   

Camps Unit
1720 8th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-5144

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