Berkeley & Oakland Summer Camps

Camps for All Ages and Interests

CAMP TZOFIM 2018: Fun, fresh, and totally awesome.
June 18–August 10, 2018 | Grades K–8 | 8:45 AM-4:15 PM*

At Camp Tzofim, children can express themselves in a supportive environment that balances flexibility with structure. We get messy, silly, and serious about having fun. We sing, we dance, and we explore our environment. And we always focus on building friendships and expanding interests. Camp Tzofim celebrates community-based Jewish values, and welcomes campers of all backgrounds. *Extended care is available.

JCC Classic Camp in Oakland is a Jewish day camp that emphasizes self-discovery and experiential learning. We provide kids with the opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun in a nurturing camp environment. Transportation from Berkeley to Oakland is available.

JCC Specialty Camps in Berkeley provide kids with the opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun in a nurturing camp environment that offers them a chance to focus on their favorite activities all day. Children of all ages can try out a new interest or dig deeper into the activities they already love. Led by experts in their fields, each camp offers a small-group setting and individual attention. This year, we’re giving you even more opportunity to customize your camper’s experience. Choose from adventures in cooking, engineering, Spanish, fashion, and more as you design a summer that your camper will never forget!    


For more information, please contact Director of Recreation Danny Stein at 510.848.0237, ext. 113 or dannys@jcceastbay.org

Financial Aid 

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Safety, Supervision, and Authorized Pick-ups

At JCC Camp Tzofim, your child’s safety is always our number one concern. That’s why we have taken the time to continue improving our safety, supervision, and authorized pick up procedures. 

We believe that summer camp is about having a counselor our campers can trust, and depend on to keep the fun happening. To ensure that our campers have an opportunity to bond with their counselors and to uphold the highest quality of safety in our supervision, our counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:6 for entering kindergarteners; 1:7 for entering grades 1-2 and 1:8 for entering grades 3–8.

Berkeley Bus and Berkeley Drop-off and Pick-up: The bus leaves every morning from the JCC Berkeley Branch (1414 Walnut) at 8:45 AM. If you are not signed up for morning care please show up outside the JCC's main entrance in-between 8:40-8:45 AM. The bus will return to Berkeley each afternoon between 4:15-4:30 PM.