Day Camp Staff and Kids

Park'n It Day Camp and Leaders-in-Training Program

Park’n It Day Camp

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Park’n It Day Camp 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. 

Your child will learn about our park ecology, play games, make art projects, go fishing, hike, and swim, and enjoy field trips to other parks.

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Dates and Locations:

  • Temescal: June 12-16
  • Temescal: June 19-23
  • Don Castro: June 26-30
  • Castle Rock: July 10-14
  • Miller Knox: July 17-21
  • Ardenwood: July 24-28
  • Coyote Hills: July 31-Aug 4

Ages: 5 to 12 years old 

Financial Aid is available. Print out and mail in the downloadable PDF form or call 1-(888)-327-2757, option 2 to have one sent to you. Complete the form and send it in. If you are awarded a scholarship, our Reservations staff will call you to complete registration. You must complete registration with Reservations and pay the $20 co-pay in order to qualify.

Registration: 

  • Registration opens on February 14, 2023
  • Fee: $200 (non-res. $220)
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Day Campers gardening

 

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Park’n It Day Camp is part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative. We believe when kids engage in active outdoor recreation in parks, they grow into healthy and eco-literate adults who care about parks and the environment. For more info visit EBParks.org/HPHP.

If you have any questions about Park’n It Day Camp please contact the Recreation Coordinator, Stewart Reid at sreid@ebparks.org. If you have questions about Financial Aid please call 1.888.EBPARKS and press ‘option 2.’

Financial aid NOT available for online registrations

The Leaders-in-Training (LIT)

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Thank you for your interest in our Leader-In-Training (LIT) program. In this program, you will spend a whole week out in your Regional Parks working with other teens to help lead our Day Camp for kids. During this action-packed week, you will work with a team of friends and gain valuable job skills while having fun in the great outdoors! Other benefits include 35 community hours, making friends, gaining job training, and helping lead games, meals, and arts & crafts for kids.

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LIT Staff Group with campers

L.I.T. duties include:

•Participating in team-building and training
•Assisting recreation leaders in arts + crafts
•Helping prep, serve, and clean up after meals
•Leading field games
•Helping supervise swimming
•Helping manage campers
•Helping to set up and clean up camp
•Being a great role model for the campers!

L.I.T. benefits include:

•Fun!
•Making friends in a team setting
•Learning real job skills
•Community service hours
•Position yourself for future camp employment
•Enjoy the great outdoors in our regional parks

At the end of the week, you will receive an evaluation, constructive skills for resume writing and job seeking, and community service hours. But maybe the most important thing you’ll take home with you will be your new friends and your camp memories.

    We’re looking forward to a terrific summer with you!

    Sincerely,
    Outdoors Recreation Team

    Instructions

    • Click on Apply for L.I.T Program above and fill out the application.
    • Complete the Health Form & Waiver

    Applications close on April 20, 2023.

    Interviews will be held in late April. We will notify you by mid-May if you have been accepted into the program, and after this, you will need to register.

    This course is $50 for one week. There are a limited number of $30 scholarships available. View Financial Aid information.

    Questions:

    Contact Stewart Reid, Recreation Coordinator, at 510-544-2558 or sreid@ebparks.org

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