2008 UC summer programs for children
19 February 2008
Compiled by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Dependent Care
Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)
Office Location: 3639 Tolman, MC1670, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
(David Schmitz Photography)
Elementary Division (ED)
Outstanding K-6 students attend a three-week summer session of enrichment classes at Washington Elementary School in Point Richmond.
Dates: July 7-July 25 (3 weeks)
Times: Morning (8:30 a.m.-noon) or afternoon (1-4:30 p.m). For an extra fee, ATDP students can also attend an on-site half-day sports camp sponsored by Cal Youth and Outdoor Programs.
Level: Grades K-6
Fees: Processing: $30 (non-refundable); tuition and materials: $460-$480; sibling discount: $25 per student (from tuition only)
. Postmark deadline for returning ED students: Wednesday, March 12
. Postmark deadline for new ED applicants: Wednesday, March 26
Secondary Division (SD)
Academically talented students in grades 7 to 11 attend a six-week session of challenging summer classes on the UC Berkeley campus. Students who successfully complete courses receive a recommendation for credit at their school.
Dates: June 16-July 25 (6 weeks)
Level: Grades 7-11
Times: Morning (8:30 a.m.-noon) or afternoon (1-4:30 p.m.)
Weekly Schedule: 5-unit classes (2 days per week); 10-unit classes (3 days per week)
Fees: Processing fee: $30 (non-refundable); tuition: 5 units, $420; 10 units, $620; AP Biology, $800; lab/materials, $40-$170
. Postmark deadline for returning SD students: Wednesday, Feb. 13
. Postmark deadline for new SD applicants: Wednesday, Feb. 27
Cal Adventures Youth Programs
Mail: University of California, Berkeley
Strawberry Canyon Center MC4430
Berkeley, CA 94720-4430
Phone: 643-2267 ext. 2
(Eric Craypo photo)
Cal Adventures Summer Camps
ATDP Sports, Afternoon Adventures, Discovery, rock climbing, sailing, sea kayaking, and windsurfing camps
Specialized Summer and Year-Round Programs
• Golden Bear gymnastics classes (ages 18 months to 18 years)
• Art Camps
Ceramics, black-and-white photography, introduction to video production
• Martial Arts Camp
• Athletic Camps
Phone: 642-3277 or (800) GO-BEARS
• Strawberry Canyon Summer Programs
Recreational Sports Camps: Explorer, Blue Cubs, Blue Bears, Blue Grizzlies, Skateboard, Social-Skills Track, CILT (completed grades 8-11)
• Science and Sports (S2) Camps
Full-day programs with half day (mornings) at Lawrence Hall of Science (entering grades 1-6 only)
• Swimming Classes
Ages: 6 months to 17+ years
Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Camps
Day camps offer imaginative, hands-on activities across a wide range of themes: animals big and small; concoctions and potions; building and designing; and solving and sleuthing. LHS also offers residential, research, and backpacking camps. These take place at outdoor sites in Northern California including the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Sierra Nevada.
Half- and Full-Day Camps
Level: Pre-K through entering 12th grade
Enrollment: 12-20 campers, depending on the camp
Dates: Ongoing, June 16-Aug. 22
Fees: Varies from $169-$390; discounts for LHS members
Level: Age 8-18
Enrollment: 20-40 campers, depending on the camp
Dates: 5 or 6 days, June 14-Aug. 9
Fees: Varies from $645-$940 per camp; discounts for LHS members
Pre-Collegiate Program - Berkeley Summer Sessions for High-School Students
Office Location: 1995 University Ave., Ste. 110
Enrollment: Begins Feb. 19. Courses fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join a community of close to 200 high-school students who will take classes at UC Berkeley this summer! Earn college credit at one of the world's leading universities, and take advantage of opportunities to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area.
Students who have completed the 10th grade, show an overall B average on their transcript, and submit a favorable letter from a teacher or counselor are eligible for the Pre-Collegiate Program. Students can take lower-division courses (those numbered 1-99) in Session C (June 23-Aug. 15) and/or Session D (July 7-Aug. 15). In addition, the Pre-Collegiate Program students have a special orientation and campus events scheduled just for them.
In order to participate, go to the Summer Sessions website, summer.berkeley.edu/mainsite/pre-collegiate, and review the requirements, including fees and housing options.
Residential Summer Programs for High-School Students at Other UC Campuses
The California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
Residential academic program for high- school students in mathematics and science at the following UC campuses:
UC Irvine: June 29-July 26
UC Santa Cruz: June 29-July 26
UC Davis: July 6-Aug. 2
UC San Diego: July 6-Aug. 2
Fees: $2,310 for California residents (financial aid available)
Application Deadline: March 15
For information and applications:
UC Davis Young Scholars Program
Summer residential research program for high school sophomores and juniors to work in laboratories with research faculty and groups for six weeks.
Dates: June 22-Aug. 2
Fees: $4,500 (financial assistance available)
Application Deadline: March 31
UC Santa Barbara Summer Sessions: Pre-College Programs
Three six-week residential programs for high-school students: Early Start and Research Mentorship Program.
Dates: June 22-Aug. 1
For information and application:
Spring Break & Summer Camps at University Village - Half-Day and Full-Day
Office Location: 1125 Jackson St., Albany, CA 94706
(Eric Craypo photo)
Weeklong, half-day co-ed and mini-camps in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, circus skills, art, skateboarding, soccer, and Taiko drumming. Two-weeklong, full-day camps in skateboarding, "Poppin" (funk-based robotic dance), Lego-Playwell Technologies, outdoor adventures, and more. Special Spring Break Kid's Corner Camp, and Soccer Camp with Andy Bonchonsky (former UC Women's Soccer Head Coach) - April 7-11.
Check website for details.
Level: 5-15 years
Dates: June 16-Aug. 22, 1- or 2-week camps
Extended Care: Available for camp participants ages 7-11
Summer 2008 Young Writers' Camp
Bay Area Writing Project
Dates: June 23-July 11, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Students entering grades 4-8 in the fall
Camp locations: Albany Middle School, Albany; Mills College, Oakland; Parkmead Elementary, Walnut Creek; James Lick Middle School, San Francisco
UC Botanical Garden
(David Schmitz Photography)
Green Stuff Day Camp 2008
Discover the world of plants through garden explorations, science experiments, growing and harvesting food crops, and making crafts from plants. Meet garden animals and learn about amazing plant diversity at the UC Botanical Garden. More information at botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.
Cost: $195/$185 members
Camp sessions ages 5-7
June 16-20, 23-27
July 21-25, July 28- Aug. 1
Camp sessions ages 8-10 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.):
July 7-11, 14-18
Saturday Business Academy prepares 9th- and 10th-grade students for academic and economic success through fun and
challenging entrepreneurship, economics, and finance projects. Preference is given to youth who come from low-income families, attend public schools, and/or would be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college.
Dates: Summer Sessions take place July 14-25, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at UC Berkeley, and every other Saturday morning during the school year. (Visit website for more information and the online application.)
Level: Current 8th/9th graders apply
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2008