2005 UC summer programs for children
09 February 2005
Compiled by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Dependent Care
Hall of Science
(Joanne Connelly photo)
A wide variety of hands-on science-exploration camps on themes including animals, dinosaurs, math, wizards, science theater, exploring the Bay, lights and lasers, electric gadgetry, geometry and digital art, and more. In addition, Science & Sports Camps (S2) are full-day camps offered by LHS in collaboration with Cal Youth and Outdoor Programs. Register for the S2 Camps at www.oski.org/html/scra_scisports2.htm. LHS also offers residential, backpacking, and research camps at outdoor sites in northern California, including Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and Bodega Bay. Overnight camps are offered for ages 8-18.
Level: Ages 4-5 through entering 9th grade
Enrollment: 8-16 campers, depending on the camp
Dates: 1 or 2 weeks, June 20-Aug. 26
Fees: Varies from $165-329 per camp; discounts for LHS members
UC Botanical Garden
Green Stuff Day Camp
Explore, taste, learn, discover, experiment, and enjoy the world of plants.
Level: Ages 5-7
Dates: June 13-17, June 20-24, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22
Times: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fees: $175 (except July 5-8: $130)
Level: Ages 8-11
Dates: July 25-29, Aug. 1-5, Aug. 8-12
Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fees: $175 (with a $25 cancellation fee)
Dates: 6 weeks July 11-Aug. 19 (enrollment on a weekly basis)
Level: Children entering second to sixth grade next fall
Fees and registration: $200/week. Early registration (March 14-April 1) reserved for campers from last year and children and relatives of LBNL and UC employees. $220/week - after April 1, open registration to public
CalYouth and Outdoor Programs
Phone: 643-CAMP (2267) or 642-4000
Registration: Online, mail, fax, or in person until filled
(Joanne Connelly photo)
Afternoon Adventures, Custom Programs, Discovery Camp, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Windsurfing
Level: Ages 8-16
Science and Sports (S2)
Full-day programs with half day (mornings) at Lawrence Hall of Science (grades 1-6 only)
Specialized Summer and Year-Round Programs
Aquatics (ages 6 mos -17+yrs), Golden Bear Gymnastics (ages 18 mos.-18 yrs.), Skateboard, ATDP, Martial Arts, Ceramics, Black & White Photography, CILT, Social Skills Track, ATDP Sports, Intro to Video Production, Knitting, Write & Illustrate Your Own Book
Level: Ages 5-16
Strawberry Canyon Programs
Explorer, Blue Cubs, Blue Bears, Blue Grizzlies, Gold Adventures, Skateboard, Social Skills Track, CILT (grades 7-9)
Level: Ages 5-16
Week-long, half-day co-ed sports camps in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball (a soccer camp will also be offered over Spring Break, March 28-April 21, ages 6-14). Two-week-long, full-day camps in skateboarding, music and dance, outdoor adventures, sports, and more. Extended Care: Available for all sports-camp participants ages 7-12
Level: 7-15 years
Dates: June 20-Aug. 26, 1- or 2-week camps
Fees: $85-175 for one-week camps, $300 for two-week camps
Office Location: 1125 Jackson St., Albany, CA 94706
YEAH (Young Entrepreneurs at Haas School of Business)
Saturday Business Academy prepares 9th-and 10th-grade students for academic and economic success through fun and challenging entrepreneurship, economics, and finance projects. Preference 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 Session July 11-22 and
Saturday mornings during the school year. Level: Current 8th graders apply
Registration Deadline: Feb. 25
Academic Talent Development Program
Office Location: 3639 Tolman Hall, MC 1670, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
(Jane Scherr photo)
Outstanding K-6 students attend a three-week summer session of enrichment at Castro Elementary School in El Cerrito.
Dates:July 11-29 (3 weeks)
Times: Morning (8:30 a.m.-noon) or afternoon (1-4:30 p.m). For an extra fee, ATDP students may 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: $405-$425; sibling discount: $25 per student (from tuition only)
Application Deadlines: Postmark deadline for returning ED students: Tuesday, March 15; Postmark deadline for new ED applicants: Thursday, March 31
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 20-July 29 (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, $375; tuition,10 units, $550; AP biology, $750; lab/materials, $35-$170
Application Deadlines: Postmark deadline for returning SD students: Monday, Feb. 14; Postmark deadline for new SD applicants: Monday, Feb. 28
Bay Area Writing Project
Dates: June 27th-July 15th
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Students entering grades 4-8 in the fall, held in Albany, Oakland, San Ramon, Fremont
A unique opportunity for students entering grades 4-8 to develop their writing skills. Through the camp, students discover the conditions and habits needed to do their best writing and grow in their confidence and skill.
Cal Athletic Sports Camps
Baseball, Basketball (boys), Basketball (girls), Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby (boys), Soccer (boys), Soccer (girls), Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball (girls).
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 San Diego July 10-Aug. 6
UC Davis July 10-Aug. 6
UC Irvine July 10-Aug. 6
UC Santa Cruz June 26-July 23
Fees: $1,600 for California residents (financial aid available)
Application deadline: March 15
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 6 weeks. Dates: June 19-July 30
Fees: $4,500 (financial aid available)
Application deadline: March 31
Santa Barbara Summer Sessions: Pre-College Programs
Three six-week residential programs for high-school students: Early Start and 1+1 Academic & Enrichment Programs and Research Mentorship Program.
Dates: June 19-July 30