Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

Summer Day Camp Operator Permit

All day camps (for-profit, non-profit, and public agency) must have a permit in order to operate in the East Bay Regional Park District. The Summer Day Camp Operator Permit is offered for programs starting and ending between June 1 and August 31.

Camps or other educational/childcare programs operating outside of those months (September 1 – May 31) require an Outdoor Program Permit or Special Event Permit.

Occasional field trips typically don’t require a permit. Please email with any questions.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before proceeding.


$100.00 non-refundable permit fee + cost of reservable sites.

Important Dates

  • You must be logged into a Google account to complete and submit the forms below. Forms will be saved in your Google drive for up to 30 days.
  • Applications must be submitted using the forms provided, please do not email applications, requests or documents.

Step 1: Purchase your non-refundable Summer Day Camp Operator Permit. (Permits are no longer available for purchase at this time)

Step 2: Review and sign your Summer Day Camp Waiver. Note: The waiver must be signed by the same person applying for the permit.

Please complete Steps 1 & 2 before proceeding.

Step 3: Download and complete the PDF application:  2024 Summer Day Camp Application (PDF). All supplemental documents such as maps and schedules must be included within the corresponding document. Application submissions are closed for now.

Step 4: Application submissions are now closed.

Step 5: You will receive a tentative contract with your booking details. Review for accuracy and if changes need to be made, please submit one Change Form per reservation, found below.

Step 6: Submit Certificate of Insurance and Endorsement for your organization. Due by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Step 7: Pay your balance, due by Friday, March 1, 2024. You may pay your balance by logging into your account or calling our reservations department at 1-888-327-2757 option 2.

Once you've completed the above steps, your applications will be routed to the Park Supervisor(s) for review and approval.

If you would like to cancel or change a reservation, please submit one Change Form per reservation. No changes are permitted under 30 days prior to the start date of your program.