Day camp kids playing lawn hockey

Day Camps

The East Bay Regional Park District offers many fun outdoor day camps for children. 

Camp Arroyo | Park'n It Day Camp | Camps at TildenJunior Lifeguards & Swim Lessons | Financial Aid

Camp Arroyo

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

Park’n It Day Camp (Ages 5-12) 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. For more information, visit the Park'n It Day Camp page.

Day Campers gardening

Camps at Tilden Nature Area

Day Camps MLK Park

Tilden Little Farm Camp
*Limit one week of registration per child*
(Ages 8 – 11)

10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Jul 29-Aug 2, 2024
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9, 2024

Experience what it’s like to be a farmer during a week of farm camp fun! We'll learn about caring for farm animals, craft, cook, get dirty, and have fun! Register early for this popular camp. 8-11 yrs.


  • Fee: $270 (non-res. $290)
  • Limit one week of registration per child

Registration opens Feb 6, 2024.  Register.

Junior Farmer Camp (Ages 12-15)

10am-4pm, Tue-Fri, Jul 16-19, 2024
(Overnight from Thu to Fri)

Come for an exciting week of making new friends and having fun on the farm! This camp will have an overnight component where kids will get to experience 24 hours of life on the farm. We’ll roast marshmallows, sing songs around the fire, then rise early and head to the farm for our morning chores! We’ll then reward ourselves with a hearty farmer’s breakfast back at camp. 12-15 yrs.


  • Fee: $300 (non-res. $320)

Registration opens Feb 6, 2024.  Register.

Open Water Junior Lifeguards, Swim Lessons & Other Aquatic Programs

Visit the Lifeguard Services webpage for details of Summer Aquatic Programs and Swim Lessons.

Financial Assistance / Becas

Free Week of Day Camp for Local Schools & Non-Profits

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.

Financial Aid “Camperships”

The Regional Parks Foundation provides financial aid ("Camperships") to qualifying youth for select summer programs. Families must reside in Alameda or Contra Costa County, for more information view the Financial Aid webpage