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Cal Youth Camps
Berkeley, California

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Enrollment: 510-643-2267
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720

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Rec Sports Facility
Camps Enrollment Center
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California  94720


TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: Monday - Friday from 9AM-430PM. AM and PM Extended Care Options available for all camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We at Cal Youth Camps are proud to uphold the UC Berkeley tradition of excellence. We offer a wide variety of camps and sport activities for kids of all ages and have been doing so since 1960.

We believe our staff are second to none. We design our programs to provide kids with a Spring and Summer season full of adventure, friendship, confidence building, and fun. Go Bears!!

1. EXPOSURE to a variety of activities and sports in a less competitive environment.

2. ACTIVE full and half-day programs that include morning and evening extended care.

3. ENTHUSIASTIC, caring and well trained staff that return year after year.

4. NEW FRIENDS and memories that will last well beyond the last day of summer camp.

5. EMPHASIS on character development, creativity, team work and social interaction.


Blue Camp, located on the U C Berkeley Campus, has one-of-a-kind social skills camps for children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and children with similar social skills deficits. There is an application for the program to ensure the best fit between the camper’s needs and program structure. These programs are not designed for children who need one-to-one assistance or have significant non-compliant or aggressive behavior.

Our goal is to provide a supportive environment for children to learn social skills through participation in sports and recreational activities. Specific focus is places on making and maintaining friendships and the culture of winning and losing in sports and games.

Apply to our Social skills camp: Our Camp Website Link:

Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Frisbee, Fun N Games, Magic Cards, Tennis, Leadership Development Programs For Teens, Motor Fitness, Rugby, Softball, & More!


We have three main locations:

Golden Bear Rec Center
25 Sports Lane
Berkeley, CA 94720

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area
Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

UC Berkeley Marina
124 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720

CAMP FACILITIES: We offer American Red Cross swimming lessons at our pool facilities, bountiful fields, indoor spaces for learning, out door basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and softball fields.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Cal Youth Camps are in the business of teaching Life Skills to young, developing campers. We are proud to uphold the Cal tradition of excellence.

We offer a wide variety of camps and sport activities for kids of all ages and have been doing so since 1960. We believe our staff are second to none. We design our programs to provide kids with a Summer and Fall season full of adventure, friendship, confidence building, and fun.

Go Bears!!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Cal Youth Camps have a Junior High and High School Leadership-to-Work Program that provides kids with an opportunity to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.

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CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp is a great experience for kids. It’s a place to learn new skills, meet friends, and have fun! We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to attend our camps. But we also know that the cost of camp can be a burden for some families. For that reason, we’ve created a scholarship program.

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Cal Youth Camps offer 2-week and 1-week camps each summer from June 13-August 19th. Please search our website by age or activity to find the camp perfect for your camper: For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link:

2016 Session Dates
Session 1: June 13-24
Session 2: June 27-July 8 (no camp July 3)
Session 3: July 11-22
Session 4: July 25-August 5
Session 5 August 8-19

Thank you for your interest in working at one of our camps! Our hiring process is competitive and we receive hundreds of applications each summer, so apply now! Please review the job descriptions and the steps for applying. Interviews begin in March and continue throughout the summer, though most of our hiring is complete by early June.

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