The East Bay Regional Park District offers many fun outdoor day camps for children.
Camp Arroyo is a state of the art environmental education center and youth camp for schoolchildren during the school year and children with life-threatening illnesses or who are "at-risk" during the summer. Visit Camp Arroyo page for details.
Park’n It Day Camp is a traditional summer day camp program that takes place Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm in various East Bay Regional Parks. Camps feature hands-on experiences under the care of our highly-trained staff of recreation leaders, lifeguards, and naturalists. (Ages 5-12) More information, and register your 5 to 12 year old.
Please note changes to time & activities due to COVID restrictions.
Please see the registration page for more information.
Tilden Nature Area
Camp of the Wild
(Ages 9 - 12)
Get in touch with your wild side! Practice and learn ancient and useful survival skills. We’ll build shelters, make cordage and containers, cook over an open fire, and discover edible and useful plants. Make things! Explore! Have fun!
Tilden Little Farm Camp
*Limit one week of registration per child*
(Ages 8 – 11)
Experience the old-time country farm lifestyle during a week of farm camp fun! We'll learn about caring for farm animals, harvesting, cooking, getting dirty, and having fun! Register early for this popular camp.
(Ages 8 - 12)
A fun, challenging program with a variety of beach and water activities.
Crown Beach, Contra Loma, Lake Anza, Temescal, Cull Canyon, Shadow Cliffs.
More information: Junior Lifeguards website
NOTE: NO on-site registration! Register online or phone!
The Outdoor Recreation Department offers a 2-year partnership to qualifying Alameda and Contra Costa County schools and non-profits, where 50 elementary-school aged children can enjoy a free week of Day Camp in the Regional Parks. More information about these free opportunities.
The Regional Parks Foundation provides financial aid ("Camperships") to qualifying families of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
NOTE: that eligible programs and co-pay amounts are tentative and subject to change without notice.
Financial aid NOT available for online registrations.