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Kid's Summer Programs 2000

Posted February 23, 2000

These listings were compiled by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Dependent Care in order to assist faculty and staff families in their Spring break and Summer planning.



Youth English Adventure offers international youth an opportunity to improve English skills and enhance cross-cultural awareness.

Dates/Times: July 10-28, July 31-Aug. 7; English classes mornings; cultural, recreational and water sports afternoons. Ages: 14-16 years; Price: $2,150. Includes tuition, housing with three meals/day, activities, water sports instruction and a camping trip to Yosemite.
Phone: 642-9833
Web site:
Special Requirements: Beginning to intermediate proficiency in English. Participants should like sports, outdoor activities and meeting students from other cultures.


Intellectually challenging summer classes for motivated students in grades K-11.

Elementary Division: For three weeks in July, students in grades K-6 attend classes at a school in Point Richmond to explore academic subjects not offered at their regular schools. For children ages 5-7, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 17-21. For those ages 8-11, July 24-28, July 31-Aug.4, Aug. 7-11.

Secondary Division: 7th to 11th graders come to campus for a six-week summer session for academic acceleration and enrichment.

Dates/Times: Elementary (K-6): July 10-26; Secondary (grades 7-12): June 19-July 28;
Price/Financial Assistance: Elementary, $340; Secondary, $340/5 units, $500/10 units. Excludes application and materials fees. Some financial aid available.
Registration: Applications must be submitted by: Elementary, Monday, March 27; Secondary, Friday, Feb. 28 (late applications accepted as space permits). Earlier application is advised.
Phone: 642-8308; Email:


Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement is an academic enrichment program focusing on math and science. Call 642-2041 for Summer 2000 dates and updated information and eligibility requirements.


A program of the East Bay Outreach Project at the Haas School of Business offering a free, two-year entrepreneurial training and mentoring program for high schoolers, teaching the basics of starting and running a business. YEAH is also an academic program that focuses on study skills and college planning.

Dates/Times: Phase I, July 24-Aug. 6, two-week summer session, including classroom instruction, guest speakers and field trips. Phase II, Sept.-May. During the school year participants are paired with MBA graduate student mentors who work with them to complete business plans. After additional workshops, participants can present their plans to the Venture Capital Board. Successful plans receive startup funding.

Ages: 9th and 10th graders from Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, and Richmond are eligible. Price: No cost. Bus passes are provided.

Registration: Open enrollment January-April 1. Final deadline May 1.

Phone: 643-0923, Fax: 643-1418.


Botanical Garden Summer Day Camp

A summer day camp of weekly sessions to study nature.

Dates/Times: For children ages 5-7, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, and July 19-23. For those ages 8-11, July 26-30 and Aug. 2-6.

Price: $135/week. 10 percent discount for two or more children from the same family during the summer.

Registration: Beginning Feb. 15, placement is in the order received. Phone: 643-1924

Beastly Botanical Safari Camp

See Lawrence Hall of Science listing.

CAL Youth Sports and Botanical Garden Camp

Held in collaboration with Golden Bear Recreation. See the listing under Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports - CAL Youth Sports Program.
Dates: July 6-9 and Aug. 9-13


LHS Science, Math and Technology Day Camps

Half-day morning and afternoon day camps to explore everything from computers to chemistry to crime solving. Lunch-time and late-afternoon programs available for 3rd graders and up enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps.

Dates/Times: June 21-Aug. 27. Ages: 4-15
Price: Fees vary by program. Discounts available for LHS members.
Registration: Begins Feb. 26 (Feb. 12 for LHS members).
Phone: 642-5134

LHS Residential Summer Science Camps and High School Research Camps

Four week-long residential camps offer coastline ecology explorations in the Santa Cruz Mountains (ages 8-10), backpacking in Tahoe National Forest Grouse Ridge (ages 10-14), wildlife biology research in the Sierras (grades 9-12), and marine biology research at the UC Bodega Marine Lab (grades 9-12). All programs combine outdoor science with recreational activities.

Dates/Times: June 19-Aug. 19. Ages: 8-18.
Price/Financial Assistance: Fees vary by program. Discounts available for LHS members.
Registration: Available now.
Phone: 642-5134

Summer Fun at LHS

A hands-on science center with interactive exhibits open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily planetarium shows, live animals to touch and observe in the biology lab, a free computer lab, and special family events each week.

Dates/Times: Summer schedule of daily programs, discovery lab, computer lab, planetarium shows; June 19-August 25. All ages.
Admission $2-6; children under 3 free.
Phone: 642-5132

Beastly Botanical Safari Camp

LHS and the Botanical Garden have created two one-week sessions for grades 3-4. Campers explore plants and animals from all over the world and across time.

Dates/Times: June 26-30 and Aug. 14-18.
Ages: Grades 3-4
Price: $269 per session. Discounts available for LHS members and Friends of the Botanical Garden.
Registration: Begins Feb. 26 (Feb. 12 for LHS members). Phone: 642-5134


Sports and focus summer camps. Phone 524-4926 for information.


Science activities in the morning and recreation in the afternoon.

Dates: 24 July-Sept. 1. Price: Registration for LBNL and UC-affiliated employees: March 1-31 at $180 per week. From 1 April-May 15, registration is open to the public at $195. After May 15 the fee is $210.

Phone: 486.6566; E-mail:;
Web address:



Expert instruction in sports, arts and crafts, first aid and more.

Dates/Times: Spring Break and Summer Youth Programs. Half-day sessions (9 a.m.-noon) and full-day sessions (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and extended care are available.

Price: Fees vary for all Strawberry Canyon programs.
Registration: Until filled.
Phone: 643-CAMP; Web site:

Spring Break Camp

Dates/Times: April 17-21
Ages: 4-7 and 8-11 years

Explorer Camp

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 19-Sept. 1.
Ages: 4-6 years

Blue Camp

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 19-Sept. 1.
Ages: 7-11 years

Gold Camp

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 19-Sept. 1.
Ages: 12-14 years

Skateboard Camp

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 19-Aug. 25.
Ages: 9-16

Science and Sports Camp (with Lawrence Hall of Science)

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 19-Aug. 25.
Ages: 5-11 years

Pre-Employment Programs for Teens Counselor-In-Training (CIT) / Leadership Camp

Dates/Times: Two-week sessions June 19-Sept. 1.
Ages: 9th-12th grade


Opportunities for youth to get active outdoors. Includes "girl's only" classes.

CAL Adventures Spring Break Camp

Dates/Times: April 17-21.
Ages: 9-13 years

CAL Adventures Summer Programs

Dates/Times: June 19-Sept. 1
Ages: 8-17 years, depending on activity. Price/Financial Assistance: Fees vary.
Registration: Until filled
Phone: 642-4000;
Web site:

Skills Classes: Sailing (ages 10-17), rock climbing (ages 8 -11 and 12-15), sea kayaking (ages 10-14 and 13-17), and windsurfing (ages 10-17 and 12-17).

Day Camps: Day Camp (ages 10-13, Discovery Camp (ages 10-13), and Adventure Camp (ages 9-13).

Adventure Trips: Sea kayak touring (ages 12-17), backpacking (ages 12-14 and 15-17), and whitewater rafting (ages 14-17).


Administered by Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' coaches.

Dates, times, and fees to be determined. Call 643-3827 for information.

Offerings will include baseball, basketball for boys, basketball for girls, football (ages 14-17), advanced gymnastics for boys, gymnastics for girls (ages 7-18), rugby, soccer camps for boys and for girls, softball, volleyball, crew, lacrosse, track and field and field hockey.


Bear Cubs (Ages 18 months- 6 years), Hot Tots (ages 6-7), beginning Level I & II (ages 7 and older), Intermediate & Advanced (by invitation only), summer camps (ages 4-18).





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