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Children's Summer Programs 1999

Posted February 10, 1999



An annual program offered through the Psychology Department and the Institute of Human Development with a focus on enrichment through group projects, structured and free-play outdoor activities, creative arts, drama, dance/movement classes and small group discussions.

Dates/Times: July 5-Aug. 6, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. ; Ages: 6-12 years (must have completed first grade by end of spring); Price: No charge to eligible families. Because this is a research-based program, all participating families must meet screening/application criteria.
Special Requirements: About half the participants will have specific attentional difficulties (ADHD); the other half will have no history of difficulties in this area.
Phone: 643-0373


Offering international youth an opportunity to improve English skills and enhance cross-cultural awareness.

Dates/Times: July 6-23; English classes mornings; cultural, recreational and water sports afternoons. Ages: 14-16 years; Price: $2,050. Includes tuition, housing with three meals/day, activities, water sports instruction and a camping trip to Yosemite.
Phone: 642-9833
Web site:
Special Requirements: Beginning to intermediate proficiency in English. Participants should like sports, outdoor activities and meeting students from other cultures.


Intellectually challenging summer classes for motivated students in grades K-11.

Elementary Division: For three weeks in July, students in grades K-6 attend classes at a school near Berkeley campus to explore academic subjects not offered at their regular schools. Secondary Division: 7th to 11th graders come to campus for a six-week summer session for academic acceleration and enrichment.
Dates/Times: Elementary (K-6): July 12-30; Secondary (grades 7-11): June 21-July 30; Price/Financial Assistance: Elementary, $340; Secondary, $340/5 units, $500/10 units. Excludes application and materials fees. Some financial aid available.
Registration: Applications must be submitted by: Elementary, Friday, March 29; Secondary, Friday, March 2 (late applications accepted as space permits). Earlier application is advised.
Phone: 642-8308; Email:


Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement is an academic enrichment program focusing on math and science. Call 642-2041 for Summer 1999 dates and updated information and eligibility requirements.


A program of the East Bay Outreach Project (EBOP) at the Haas School of Business offering free, year-long entrepreneurial training and mentoring program for high schoolers, teaching the basics of starting and running a business.

YEB is especially looking for economically disadvantaged and minority youth with good ideas for potential businesses.

Dates/Times: Phase I, July 24-Aug. 6, two-week summer session, including classroom instruction, guest speakers and field trips. Phase II, Sept.-May. During the school year participants are paired with MBA graduate student mentors who work with them to complete business plans. After additional workshops, participants can present their plans to the EBOP Venture Capital Board. Successful plans receive startup funding.
Ages: 9th-12th graders from Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, and Richmond are eligible. Price: No cost. Lunches, curriculum, bus passes as needed; field trips and guest speakers are provided during Phase I.
Registration: Open enrollment January-May. Final deadline June 1.
Phone: 643-0923, Fax: 643-1418.


Botanical Garden Summer Day Camp

A summer day camp of weekly sessions to study nature.

Dates/Times: For children ages 5-7, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, and July 19-23. For those ages 8-11, July 26-30 and Aug. 2-6.
Price: $135/week. 10 percent discount for two or more children from the same family during the summer.
Registration: Beginning Feb. 15, placement is in the order received. Phone: 643-1924

Beastly Botanical Safari Camp

See Lawrence Hall of Science listing.

CAL Youth Sports and Botanical Garden Camp

Held in collaboration with Golden Bear Recreation. See the listing under Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports - CAL Youth Sports Program.
Dates: July 6-9 and Aug. 9-13.


LHS Science, Math and Technology Day Camps

Half-day morning and afternoon day camps to explore everything from computers to chemistry to crime solving. Lunch-time and late-afternoon programs available for 3-6 graders enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps.

Dates/Times: June 21-Aug. 27. Ages: 4-15 Price: Fees vary by program. Discounts available for LHS members.

Registration: Begins March 27 (March 13 for LHS members). Phone: 642-5134

LHS Residential Summer Science Camps and High School Research Camps

Four week-long residential camps offer coastline ecology explorations in the Santa Cruz Mountains (ages 8-10), backpacking in Tahoe National Forest (ages 11-15), wildlife biology research in the Sierras (grades 9-12), and marine biology research at the UC Bodega Marine Lab (grades 9-12). All programs combine outdoor science with recreational activities.

Dates/Times: June 14-Aug. 14. Ages: 8-15.
Price/Financial Assistance: Fees vary by program. Discounts available for LHS members.
Registration: Available now.
Phone: 642-5134

Summer Fun at LHS

A hands-on science center with interactive exhibits open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily planetarium shows, live animals to touch and observe in the biology lab, a free computer lab, and special family events each week.

Dates/Times: Summer schedule of daily programs, discovery lab, computer lab, planetarium shows; June 21-August 27. All ages.
Price: Admission $2-6; children under 3 free.
Phone: 642-5132

Beastly Botanical Safari Camp

LHS and the Botanical Garden have created two one-week sessions for grades 3-4. Campers explore plants and animals from all over the world and across time.

Dates/Times: June 21-25 and Aug. 16-20. Ages: Grades 3-4
Price: $250 per session. Discounts available for LHS members and Friends of the Botanical Garden.
Registration: Begins March 27 (March 13 for LHS members). Phone: 642-5134


Sports and focus summer camps. Phone 524-4926 for information.


A mix of recreational and science-oriented activities. Weeks 1 through 5 are full and no new enrollments are being accepted. Enrollment is still available for Week 6, "Science Exploration: Waterworld."

Dates/Times: Week 6: Aug. 31-Sept. 4
Registration: Week 6 currently underway
Phone: (510) 486-6566; Email:


Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA)

Arts and crafts, first aid, sports and more.

Dates/Times: Spring Break and Summer Youth Programs. Half-day sessions (9 a.m.-noon), full-day sessions (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and extended care are available.
Ages: 4-15 years
Price: Fees vary.
Registration: Until filled. Phone: 643-CAMP

Spring Break Camp

Dates/Times: April 5-9; Ages: 4-7 and 8-11

Explorer Camp

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 21-Aug. 13. One-week sessions June 14-18 and Aug. 16-27. Ages: 4-7 years

Blue Camp

Dates/Times: Three- and four-week sessions between June 21 and Aug. 13. One-week sessions June 14-18 and Aug. 16-27. Ages: 8-11 years

Gold Camp

Dates/Times: One three-week session, June 21-July 9. One-week session June 14-18. One-week camp Aug. 16-20. Ages: 12-15


Dates/Times: Four two-week sessions June 14-July 9 and July 19-Aug. 13. Ages: 8-11 and 12-15

Swimming Lessons (group and private)

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 1-July 9 and July 19-Aug. 12. Ages: 6 months-16 years

CAL Adventures

Trips and classes for children in camping, rafting, rockclimbing, sailing, sea kayaking and windsurfing, as well as adventure day trips.

Dates/Times: Spring Break and Summer Youth Programs. Full-day, half-day and overnight opportunities. Extended care is available. Ages: 8-17 years, depending on activity.
Price: Fees vary. Registration: Until filled. Phone: 642-4000
Web site:

CAL Adventures Spring Break Camp

Activities may include basketball, soccer, drama, table tennis, water polo, and arts and crafts at the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area.

Dates/Times: April 6-10
Ages: 4-11

CAL Youth Sports Programs

Phone 642-9821 for information and specific camp brochures.

Coaches camps, baseball (ages 7-12 years; advanced, ages 13-17), basketball camps for boys and girls, crew, field hockey, football (ages 14-18), gymnastics (coed, ages 4-14), gymnastics camp for boys (ages 7-18), ice skating/ice hockey (ages 6-15), rugby camp for boys (ages 13-18), soccer camps for boys and girls, softball (ages 9-17), tennis,volleyball camp for girls (ages 10-18).

Specialty sport camps (archery, cheerleading, dance/ choreography, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, lacrosse, roller hockey, sand volleyball, softball, tennis and theater arts. Ages: 6-15.

Adventure Camp

The Lawrence Hall of Science and CAL Youth Sports Program team up to offer full-day, two-week programs. Campers spend half the day as science explorers and half as athletes. Extended care available at extra cost.

Dates/Times: June 22-Aug. 28. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with extended care option. Ages: 5-11

CAL Youth Sports and Botanical Garden Camp

Dates/Times: Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended care option.
Ages: 6-12
Price: $230

Sports, Museums, and More...Camp

Dates/Times: June 15-19 and Aug. 3-7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended care option from 4-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12


This is not a UC program but may be of interest to UC parents.

Representatives of 85 local children's summer programs will provide information to interested families.

Date/Time: March 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
Price: Free. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women.
Phone: 287-9855


February 10 - 16, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 22)
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