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Summer Camp

Summer Camp @ JCC East Bay Oakland Branch
5811 Racine Street, Oakland

Camp cell phone: 510.717.8625

JUN 3-14

$645 MEMBER | $795 GENERAL
For families needing to start camp sooner we will be offering a two-week pre-camp session for kids that are out of school and ready to start having fun ASAP.

Seedlings (Kinders)
Sprouts (1st & 2nd)
Willows (3rd & 4th)
Oaks (5th & 6th)
Redwoods (7th & 8th)

Seedlings: Kindergarten
$645 MEMBER | $795 GENERAL

We’ve designed a camp for the little ones that encourages imagination and fosters new friendships. In a safe environment with low camper-to-counselor ratios, children develop new skills as they explore fun and stimulating themes. Each week includes two swim lessons.    

Dates & Themes

JUN 17–28: Dinosaurs & Planet Earth
JUL 1–12*: Superheroes & Supervillains (NO CAMP JULY 4)
JUL 15–26: Magic, Potions, & Muggles
JUL 29–AUG 2: Outer Space & Star Wars

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Sprouts: Grades 1 & 2
$645 MEMBER | $795 GENERAL

Curious 1–2 graders get a more focused camp experience with three distinct tracks to choose from. Customize your camper’s experience with activities that will interest them most or even change every session! Each week includes two swim lessons and supervised free swim.

Dates & Themes





JUN 17–28

Drawing & Design

Below the Surface: Dinosaur, Fossils & Exploration

Teamwork & Tactics

JUL 1–12*

Mosaics & Murals

Galactic Discoveries

JCC Warrior Games

JUL 15–26

Acting & Improv

Ecosystems & Planet Earth

Soccer & Quidditch

JUL 29–AUG 2

Movement in Space

Chemistry Creations

Pod & Relay Races


Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Willows: Grades 3 & 4
$675 MEMBER | $825 GENERAL

Willow campers spread their wings as they take on new challenges and explore the dynamic culture in our own backyard. Each week features a field trip to engage with the wild and wonderful East Bay plus two supervised free swim periods.

Dates & Themes

JUN 17–28: Creations & Curiosities
JUL 1–12*: Gems of the East Bay (NO CAMP JULY 4)
JUL 15–26: Wilderness Explorers
JUL 29–AUG 2: Foodies Unite

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Oaks: Grades 5 & 6
$820 MEMBER | $970 GENERAL

Oak campers flex their independence and help plan their own adventures as they pursue maturing interests. Led by experienced guides, campers will dive into wilderness exploration, safely enjoying the great outdoors, as well as enjoying urban adventures across the Bay!

Dates & Themes

JUN 17–28: Aquatic Adventures
JUL 1–12*: Marvelous Marin (NO CAMP JULY 4)
JUL 15–26: Gems of the East Bay
JUL 29–AUG 2: Little Urbanites: Exploring San Francisco

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Redwoods: Grades 7 & 8
$880 MEMBER | $1,030 GENERAL

Our Redwoods assume positive youth leadership roles and help build our community by promoting tikkun olam (repairing the world). They build character and grit, understand and promote empathy, and challenge themselves and each other to be impactful citizens.

Dates & Themes

JUN 17–28: People: Social Justice & Beyond
JUL 1–12*: Planet: Protection & Preservation (NO CAMP JULY 4)
JUL 14–26: Place: Culture & Community
JUL 29–AUG 2: Purpose: Our Impact in the World

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.



Grades 9 & 10

Our program is designed to give grades 9 & 10 graders opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills, all while building friendships and having a blast. Each session begins with staff training and evolves with CITs playing a role in thematic programming, being near-peer mentors for younger campers, and helping to develop our Friday programs.

Session 1: JUN 17–JUL 12* (NO CAMP JULY 4)
Session 2: JUL 15–AUG 2


Safety, Supervision, and Authorized Pick-ups

For all camp programs at JCC, 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.

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.

For any camp queries, please contact Brianna Sommer, Director of Camp Programs, at