The East Bay Regional Park District offers many fun outdoor day camps for children.
Camp Arroyo | Park'n It Day Camp | Camps at Tilden | Junior Lifeguards | Swim Lessons | Financial Aid
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.
Camps at Tilden Nature Area
Tilden Little Farm Camp
*Limit one week of registration per child*
(Ages 8 – 11)
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Jul 31-Aug 4
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Aug 7-11
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
- COVID-19 precautions will be practiced
Open Water Junior Lifeguards
(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 by phone.
Swimming Lesson Brochures
- Junior Lifeguards (to register online; no on-site registration available)
- Junior Lifeguards (for program information)
- Swim Lessons (to register)
- Swim Lessons (for program information)
- Recreation Programs
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.
Regional Park Foundation: Camperships
The Regional Parks Foundation provides financial aid ("Camperships") to qualifying families of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
NOTE: Eligible programs and co-pay amounts are tentative and subject to change without notice.o
Campership Financial Aid Form - English (PDF)
Instrucciones de Aplicación para la Solicitud de Ayuda Financiera (PDF)
Financial aid NOT available for online registrations.