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 31-Aug 4, 2023
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Aug 7-11, 2023

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

Please check back next spring for 2024 Day Camp Information.

Open Water Junior Lifeguards

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


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.