2017 – Specialty Programs

Cooking Round the World

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Cooking Round the World marries cooking with cultural education.  We educate boys and girls about countries around the world using cooking as the conduit in order to celebrate diversity and embrace difference.

Each camp day we cook 7 recipes, read a folktale, see a slide show, teach language and play a game show.  In the afternoon we play our version of the TV show “Chopped.”  The program is completely hands-on; everyone peels or chops or dices or minces.

We believe in cooking with whole foods and having the children do the prep work themselves. The outcome is an appreciation of food and cultural difference.

Locations in Oakland, Lafayette, Alameda, Albany, Pleasant Hill.

To note: We are a completely nut free program.  There are no nuts in any recipe.

To register go to:

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Oakland Parks & Recreation

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Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development (OPRYD) provides transformational experiences, and multi-cultural awareness.  We create empowering park and recreational opportunities, and equitably increase the quality of life for all Oaklanders.

Dancing, Painting, Crafting, Laughing– All of these and more to experience at OPRYD! Summer is right around the corner and school will soon be out.  Get the 411 on what’s available for kids at our 38 recreation program sites!

Choose from woodworking, clay and art projects, digital and audio production and more. Get details about our affordable program offerings by contacting your local recreation center or visit us online at:


Cultural Programs highlights include:
* Studio One Art Center
* Oakland Fine Arts Summer School (OFASS)
* Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts (MCCA)
* Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA)
* East Oakland Sports Center Introductory School of Dance

IMAGINE. INSPIRE. INVEST. Experience Oakland with Us!

Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330
Oakland, CA 94612


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Oakland Zoo ZooCamp

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Oakland Zoo invites kids from all around the Bay Area to come hang out with us for an exciting week of outdoor nature discovery, animal adventures, and fun!   Summer Camp activities include interactive stories, puppet play, games, craft projects, science activities and of course, animals!

Oakland Zoo takes great pride in creating age-appropriate programs for campers in Pre-K-Middle School. We also offer a high school volunteer program throughout the summer.  For prices, please visit our website.

Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, June-August.
Before and after care are available for an additional cost.

ZooCamp offers partial scholarships; applications are available for download on our website.


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Shu Ren International School

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Welcome to Shu Ren International School!

4 sessions of themed mandarin immersion summer camps available (themes will be announced on the website) 2017.

Pre-K Mandarin Immersion Camp: Ages 2-5

School-Age Language and Cultural Exchange Camp: Ages 5-13 (may be divided into smaller groups depending on the number of students registered).  There may be opportunities to interact with students from China as part of a mutual cultural exchange.

June 26 – August 18.

Session 1:   June 26 – July 7 (No camp on July 4)

Session 2:   July 10 – July 21

Session 3:   July 2Ju4 – August 4

Session 4:   Aug 7 – Aug 18

Camp runs from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, with morning care and aftercare available from 7:30am to 6:00 pm for an additional charge.  Pre-K students may register for a single week rather than a two-week session.

Pre-K Camp:  Shu Ren’s Pre-Primary campus, at 1333 University Avenue in Berkeley.
School Age Camp: Shu Ren’s Elementary and Middle School campus, at 2125 Jefferson Avenue in Berkeley.

PreK:  $400 per week and $800 per two week session (8:30am – 3pm), Week of July 3rd – July 7th: $320
K-G8:  Session 1, $900/session (8:30am – 3pm); Session 2 to 4, $1,000/session (8:30am – 3pm)
Both Programs:   Extended Care Fee: $75 per week

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Summer @ Saklan provides culture, language and summer fun for ages 3-11.  Mornings on The Saklan School campus are filled with enrichment in Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish and Italian.  Afternoons are packed with summer fun, including art, music, games, swimming and weekly field trips.

Mini Campers, Ages 3-5
Full Day $950
Half Day $650
Campers must be out of diapers and toilet trained.
Explorers, ages 6-11Full Day $1150Half Day $750 Swim sign ups are available after registration during the month of May.
– Three-week sessions*
– Full or half days: Mornings 8:30 – 12:30, Afternoons 12:30 – 4:30– Extended care available 7:30 – 5:30Dates: June 12 – August 11Online Registration – saklan.orgEarly Bird RegistrationSign up by April 1, 2017Save $50 of total fees for each camper Contact: Amanda Neff, asmith@saklan.orgPhone: (925) 376-7900* Please contact us for partial session requests

To learn more, please visit our website at:


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