Specialty Camps

The JCC East Bay Summer Specialty Camp program will offer week-long, half day, specialized programs at our Berkeley branch. These camps provide a wonderful opportunity by allowing your child to spend a week or more focused on their specialty in an enthusiastic yet intimate group environment. 

Register for JCC Specialty Camps Online!

This summer we’ll be offering the following camp programs: Art Journeys, Chess, Roleplaying Adventure, Cooking Classes, Technology Classes, and more! There is a half-day option (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) or full day (9am-4pm, including lunch coverage).

Full day option is available. Lunch will be supervised (12-1pm) by JCC staff for those campers who attend both a morning and afternoon Specialty Camp. 

We are excited to host Go Girls! Camp again this summer at the JCC East Bay Berkeley branch because they offer strong programs for our community and have similar passion in working with children.

For more information on Specialty Camps, please contact Danny Stein at 510-848-0237 x113 or dannys@jcceastbay.org  

Extended Care

Extended-care is available from 8:00-9:00am and from 4:00-6:00pm for an additional fee.

8am-9am Morning Care
Members: $35 per week, $14 drop in per day
Non-Members: $50 per week, $20 drop in per day

4pm-6pm Aftercare
Members: $60 per week, $30 drop in per day
Non-Members: $70 per week, $45 drop in per day

 

2016 Berkeley Branch Specialty Camps

 

AM CLASS (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

PM CLASS (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Date/Time

Camp Name

Camp Name

June 13-17

Things Fall Down

Magic The Gathering with Anna Stofle

June 13-17

 

KickSmart 4 Kids with Coach Jon Lawrence!

June 13-17

Art Journeys with Karen Jackson

 

June 20-24

Roleplaying Adventure with Jake Gelender

Roleplaying Adventure with Jake Gelender

June 20-24

Jar Bazaar

Junior Chefs Camp with Chef Kelvin

June 27-July 1

Jedi Engineering using LEGO® - (Ages 5-6

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO®

June 27-July 1

Junior Chefs Camp with Chef Kelvin

Roleplaying Adventure with Jake Gelender

June 27-July 1

Art Journeys with Karen Jackson

 

July 11-15

Chess

 

July 11-15

Art Journeys with Karen Jackson

Baking 101 with Anna Stofle

July 18-22

Cooking Round the World

 

July 18-22

 

 AnimatED-Space Voyage 

July 25-29

Cooking Round the World

Messy Art with Anna Stofle

July 25-29

Roleplaying Adventure with Jake Gelender

 

July 25-29

 

Roleplaying Adventure with Jake Gelender

Full day option is available. Lunch will be supervised (12-1pm) by JCC staff for those campers who attend both a morning and afternoon Specialty Camps. 

 

Go Girls and Specialty Camp Descriptions

Go Girls! Camp Summer 2016  

Go Girls! Camp started in 2008. But, Go Girls! have been around waaaaaaay before that! Since the beginning, girls have been bold & brave, saying yes to hard things, and changing the world. This summer, we take you on an artistic journey celebrating all of us Go Girls! of the past, present…and future.

Go Girls! is not just a summer camp. It’s a movement. Our mission is to ignite a compassion revolution by putting girls center stage. An internationally recognized social innovation produced by Glitter & Razz, Go Girls! Camp re-imagines the way we educate, nurture, and empower girls. In Go Girls! Camp, your 6-11 year old will collaborate with other girls in her age group to make and perform their very own play that we believe will change the world.

 

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Specialty Camp 2016

 
6/13 - 6/17: 9:00 AM

Things Fall Down: Building with Blocks and Marbles

Henri Ducharme

ages 6-12 $295 Member/$310 General

We have a gazillion building blocks to make stuff: 30 foot long bridges, 8 foot tall people, castles, doll houses -- if you can imagine it, we can build it.

We use 3200 classic wooden building blocks, the kind that Frank Lloyd Wright played with, that helped make him so smart; and Cuboro, an ingenious Swiss-made marble run system that fascinates children and gets them thinking logically and spatially. It is a part of the curricula of some school districts in Europe -- it’s that good.

Teacher Henri Ducharme has taught chess, math, and engineering to children for fifteen years, and has developed a following of advanced students who wish to challenge themselves. henriducharme.com

Art Journeys

Karen Jackson

ages 6-12 $235 Member/$250 General

Join us for an awesome art journey while learning about artists & traditions from around the world. We'll draw, paint, make 3D constructions as well as folk crafts. Learn how to use different art materials like clay, wire, cardboard, oil/chalk pastels, paints & more.  

 

6/13 - 6/17: 1:00 PM

KickSmart 4 Kids

Coach Jon Lawrence

ages 7-13 $230 Member/$245 General

KickSmart 4 Kids is a super fun and empowering kickboxing program that includes meditation and mindfulness practices. KickSmart is a kid-friendly, non-competitive martial arts program that consists of exhilarating kickboxing-based workout sessions followed guided meditation/breathing exercises. The program emphasizes that exercise is not only good for your body, but for the mind as well! KickSmart promotes non-violence, and makes very clear to its students that the skills learned are absolutely not to be used on anyone else at any time. This program is perfect for kids who have lots of energy, occasionally suffer from stress or anxiety, simply love being active, or are interested in martial arts. KickSmart aims to get those jumpies out in a fun, healthy and confidence-boosting manner!

 Magic The Gathering

Anna Stofle

ages 7-12 $135 Member/$150 General

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a fast paced card game that has enchantments, spells, and characters with amazing abilities? Then Magic the Gathering is for you! Whether you are a new player or a well seasoned player, this class is for you. We will explore the world of magic while learning new tricks and skills to enhance the playing experience. At the the end of the camp session, you will even bring home your own magic the gathering deck!

 

6/20 - 6/24: 9:00 AM

Roleplaying Adventure

Jake Gelender

ages 7-12 $155 Member/$170 General

Roleplaying Adventure offers kids the chance to enter an exciting magical world full of wizards, knights and elves, all through classic paper-and-dice roleplaying games. You will get to build your own character and get a customized character sheet you can take home. Then you and your friends will go on an adventure together solving puzzles, fighting monsters and completing quests. It's all up to you and the other players what happens because you control your character's' choices.

Roleplaying Adventure is also a fun way to develop reading and math skills, and encourages teamwork, creative problem-solving, imaginative thinking, and good listening skills.

 Jar Bazaar

Heather La Mastro

ages 5-11 $205 Member/$220 General

Each day students will create beautiful new pieces of art from post-consumer glass containers such as jars and bottles. Embark on a creative adventure as we make piggy banks, vases, succulent terrariums, snow globes, lava lamps and so much more.

 

6/20 - 6/24: 1:00 PM

Roleplaying Adventure

Jake Gelender

ages 7-12 $155 Member/$170 General

Roleplaying Adventure offers kids the chance to enter an exciting magical world full of wizards, knights and elves, all through classic paper-and-dice roleplaying games. You will get to build your own character and get a customized character sheet you can take home. Then you and your friends will go on an adventure together solving puzzles, fighting monsters and completing quests. It's all up to you and the other players what happens because you control your character's' choices.

Roleplaying Adventure is also a fun way to develop reading and math skills, and encourages teamwork, creative problem-solving, imaginative thinking, and good listening skills.

 Junior Chefs Camp

Chef Kelvin Briggs

ages 5-13 $205 Member/$220 General

Taught by JCC Berkeley Afterschool Chef Kelvin Briggs Junior Chefs teaches children to prepare fun, healthy and seasonal dishes from different cultures, with beneficial nutrients. In this cooking class children work together to prepare dishes from all over the world, read recipes all while learning the importance of teamwork, but most important forging fun new memories in the kitchen.

 

6/27 - 7/1: 9:00 AM

Jedi Engineering using LEGO®

Play-Well TEKnologies

ages 5-6 $170 Member/$185 General

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! 

Junior Chefs Camp

Chef Kelvin Briggs

ages 5-13 $205 Member/$220 General

Taught by JCC Berkeley Afterschool Chef Kelvin Briggs Junior Chefs teaches children to prepare fun, healthy and seasonal dishes from different cultures, with beneficial nutrients. In this cooking class children work together to prepare dishes from all over the world, read recipes all while learning the importance of teamwork, but most important forging fun new memories in the kitchen.

Art Journeys

Karen Jackson

ages 6-12 $235 Member/$250 General

Join us for an awesome art journey while learning about artists & traditions from around the world. We'll draw, paint, make 3D constructions as well as folk crafts. Learn how to use different art materials like clay, wire, cardboard, oil/chalk pastels, paints & more.

 

6/27 - 7/1: 1:00 PM

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO®

Play-Well TEKnologies

ages 7-12 $170 Member/$185 General

The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

Roleplaying Adventure

Jake Gelender

ages 7-12 $155 Member/$170 General

Roleplaying Adventure offers kids the chance to enter an exciting magical world full of wizards, knights and elves, all through classic paper-and-dice roleplaying games. You will get to build your own character and get a customized character sheet you can take home. Then you and your friends will go on an adventure together solving puzzles, fighting monsters and completing quests. It's all up to you and the other players what happens because you control your character's' choices.

Roleplaying Adventure is also a fun way to develop reading and math skills, and encourages teamwork, creative problem-solving, imaginative thinking, and good listening skills.

 

7/11 - 7/15: 9:00 AM

Chess 

Henri Ducharme

ages 6-12 $295 Member/$310 General

Chess develops the whole child. Research has shown that when children study chess, they get better grades, better math, reading, and reasoning, better problem-solving and longer attention spans. And it’s fun! For new players, I teach very differently than usual, with a series of graded challenges that teach one strategies one by one and that make chess come alive for the child. For experienced players, special clinics on middle-game tactics, modern openings, and the psychology of play,

From teacher Henri Ducharme: I’ve taught after-school math, chess, and engineering in Berkeley for fifteen years. My annual Chess Tournament at Malcolm X Elementary attracts 75 students who prefer to play four rounds of chess rather than play on the playground. henriducharme.com

Art Journeys

Karen Jackson

ages 6-12 $235 Member/$250 General

Join us for an awesome art journey while learning about artists & traditions from around the world. We'll draw, paint, make 3D constructions as well as folk crafts. Learn how to use different art materials like clay, wire, cardboard, oil/chalk pastels, paints & more.

 

7/11 - 7/15: 1:00 PM

Baking 101

Anna Stofle

ages 6-12 $165 Member/$180 General

In this class we will dive into the wonderful world of baking! From chocolate chip cookies to exotic desserts from around the world, we will learn to make them all in a healthy and fun way! At the end of the class students will bring home their own recipe book!

 

7/18 - 7/22: 9:00 AM

Cooking Round the World

ages 6-13 $295 Member/$310 General

Cooking Round the World cooking classes gives boys & girls ages 6 - 13 the opportunity to learn about countries round the world by cooking…. and eating. We immerse a child into a new country and culture each class session. Children cook 2 special recipes from the country of the day, learn some language from the country of the day, and hear a folktale. Fun, educational and delicious!

 

7/18 - 7/22: 1:00 PM

AnimatED-Space Voyage

Tiny Techs Club

ages 7-11 | $170 Member/$185 General

Get your "Hour of Code" right here! Learn how to create simple animated storylines using SCRATCH!

Exclusive curriculum by Tiny Techs Club lets your child experiment with Digital Art and Technology

simultaneously! Students are provided with their own computer to create different space adventures in

Animation using a wide gallery of space themed tasks and sprites! This camp is a great way to

introduce simple programming and animation! Parents may purchase the curriculum at the end of

camp.

7/25 - 7/29: 9:00 AM

Cooking Round the World

ages 6-13 $295 Member/$310 General

Cooking Round the World cooking classes gives boys & girls ages 6 - 13 the opportunity to learn about countries round the world by cooking…. and eating. We immerse a child into a new country and culture each class session. Children cook 2 special recipes from the country of the day, learn some language from the country of the day, and hear a folktale. Fun, educational and delicious! 

Roleplaying Adventure

Jake Gelender

ages 7-12 $155 Member/$170 General

Roleplaying Adventure offers kids the chance to enter an exciting magical world full of wizards, knights and elves, all through classic paper-and-dice roleplaying games. You will get to build your own character and get a customized character sheet you can take home. Then you and your friends will go on an adventure together solving puzzles, fighting monsters and completing quests. It's all up to you and the other players what happens because you control your character's' choices.

Roleplaying Adventure is also a fun way to develop reading and math skills, and encourages teamwork, creative problem-solving, imaginative thinking, and good listening skills.

 

7/25 - 7/29: 1:00 PM

Messy Art with Anna Stofle

ages 6-12 $145 Member/$160 General

Are you ready to get messy with art? This art class is designed to let young artist work with messy materials in order to create beautiful pieces of art! In this class we will do projects like tye dye, painting, clay creatures, and many projects with glitter! Sign up for this fun art class and prepare to get messy!

 

Roleplaying Adventure

Jake Gelender

ages 7-12 $155 Member/$170 General

Roleplaying Adventure offers kids the chance to enter an exciting magical world full of wizards, knights and elves, all through classic paper-and-dice roleplaying games. You will get to build your own character and get a customized character sheet you can take home. Then you and your friends will go on an adventure together solving puzzles, fighting monsters and completing quests. It's all up to you and the other players what happens because you control your character's' choices.

Roleplaying Adventure is also a fun way to develop reading and math skills, and encourages teamwork, creative problem-solving, imaginative thinking, and good listening skills.

 

For more information on Specialty Camps, please contact Danny Stein at 510-848-0237 x113 or dannys@jcceastbay.org