Kennedy Grove Picnic

Day Camps

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

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 Camps MLK Park

Camps at Tilden Nature Area

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) 
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Jul 11-15
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Jul 18-22

Get in touch with your wild side! Practice and learn ancient and useful 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! 9-12 yrs.  


  • Registration opens March 8
  • Fee: $270 (non-res. $290)

Tilden Little Farm Camp
*Limit one week of registration per child*
(Ages 8 – 11)
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5
10am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Aug 8-12

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.


  • Registration opens March 8
  • Fee: $270 (non-res. $290)

Limit one week of registration per child.

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 phone!

Swimming Lesson Brochures [PDF]

The parks offer our youth many opportunities for individual fun and learning, as well as, age-appropriate programs and activities. These include naturalist-led programs, swimming, boating and horseback riding lessons. Special events for kids include an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration, summer and fall festivals, music concerts and more. 
Browse and register for classes and activities online, or call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757

Kids Activity Calendar
Reservations for classes, programs, facilities and events!

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: that eligible programs and co-pay amounts are tentative and subject to change without notice.

Campership 2022 - Financial Aid FormEnglish (pdf) | Spanish (pdf)

Financial aid NOT available for online registrations.