Berkeley & Oakland Summer Camps
Camps for All Ages and Interests
At camp, children can express themselves in a supportive environment that balances flexibility with structure. We get messy, silly, and are serious about having fun. We sing, we dance, and we explore our environment. And we always focus on building friendships and expanding interests. Camp celebrates community-based Jewish values, and welcomes campers of all backgrounds. *Extended care is available.
SUMMER CAMP 2020 REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
CAMP HOURS: 9 AM–3:30 PM*
*Extended care is available from 8:15–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee. Please inquire for more information.
JCC Camp 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 Camp Berkeley provides 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.
JCC Vacation Camp is in! Campers can spend their school break enjoying their favorite activities like music, art, science, field trips, and, of course, Gaga! Fill their vacation with new friendships, new interests, and plenty of adventure with the JCC East Bay's long-running break camp.
Early Bird pricing available until MAR 3.
Safety, Supervision, and Authorized Pick-ups
At JCC Camp, 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 between 8:40-8:45 AM. The bus will return to Berkeley each afternoon between 4:15-4:30 PM.
Refund Policy (2020)
Camp @ JCC East Bay fees are determined each year and are subject to change yearly. Sessions must be paid in full by May 22, 2020 or you MUST be enrolled in an automatic pre-approved payment plan by May 22, 2020, including any specialty fees and AM/PM Care fees. No refunds will be given for any session after this time. If there is a missed payment or declined payment, your camper cannot attend camp until this payment is made. There will be no refunds given should your camper not be allowed to attend camp due to a missed or declined payment.
No refunds for partial sessions will be given. You must sign up for the session dates as determined by Camp @ JCC East Bay. You cannot mix sessions, i.e. coming 2 days of one week and 3 days of a second.
If you should need to add or change choices of a session, notice must be given to the Camp Manager by the Thursday of the week prior to the start of the session. No changes will be accepted after a session has begun.. No refund will be honored if notice is not received by the deadline stated. Sessions have limited space available and changes or additions will only be made based on availability.
If a camper is going to be absent for any reason, you are expected to notify the camp office. You are responsible for fees regardless of a camper’s attendance.
If a camper is dismissed from Camp @ JCC East Bay due to a behavioral violation, no refund will be given.