2018 – Outdoor/Adventure

Bay Camp and Fishing Camp

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Perched on stilts above a salt marsh, the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is your introduction to the ecology of the San Francisco Bay Estuary.  We offer many weeks of summer day camp, to allow kids of every age to explore and experience the shoreline.  Our camps fall into two categories, Bay Camp and Fishing Camp.

Get up close and personal with the bayshore’s birds, plants, bugs, and other crawly critters.  Ask your family to drop you off mornings at the shoreline for five days of salt marsh madness.  Meet birds and bugs, search for life in the mud, play games, go on a scientific voyage of discovery, and learn why the Shoreline is such an important place.

Calling all anglers!  Our shoreline is home to many unique fish; come out and join us as we catch (and release) some of them.  Over five days learn about the basics of fishing (knot-tying, casting, landing a catch, etc.).  We will also learn about the diversity of life off our coast through crafts, hands-on exploration, and much more.  Be prepared to get a little muddy.  All fishing equipment provided.

For a complete list of dates and fees, visit:

Camp Concord Youth Camp

Exclusive Youth Week July 9th–14th provided by the Friends of Camp Concord in South Lake Tahoe!

Your child will enjoy all the fun- fi​lled traditions of ​camp
— Canoeing, Crawdad Fishing, Archery, Hiking, Volleyball, Swimming, Lake Tahoe Beach Fun, Dances, Skits, and Camp​fi​res—combined with a one-day escape to a ropes course where we will ​zip ​l​ine, ​t​ree ​c​limb, and challenge ourselves all while making lifelong friends!

Ages: 9–13


Camp Unalayee

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Camp Unalayee has been taking kids on outdoor adventures since 1949.  Located in Northern California’s Trinity Alps Wilderness – the perfect location to provide a co-ed wilderness backpacking summer camp to youth ages 10-17.  While at camp possible activities include archery, crafts, swimming, boating, arts, rock-climbing, music, and much more.  Each base-camp session also includes multi-day backpacking trips.

As a non-profit, Unalayee takes great pride in welcoming children from all walks of life.  Unalayee provides assistance to many of its campers, allowing kids from all income levels to have a wilderness summer camp experience.  Unalayee’s programs create a supportive community where friendship and cooperation flourish.  Working together, campers learn new skills, build self-confidence and develop self-sufficiency, all while having a ton of fun and learning to respect the natural world.

2018 Sessions:
1st Session:   June 30th – July 14th
2nd Session:   July 18th – August 1st
3rd Session:   August 5th – August 19th
10-Day Introductory Program:   August 5th – August 14th

10 – Days:  $1600
15 – Days:  $2100
Transportation from Bay Area Included.
Camperships are available for low and mid-income families.


Deer Crossing Camp

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Since 1983, Deer Crossing Camp has provided an outdoor adventure for active 8–17 year olds in Eldorado National Forest near Lake Tahoe.  Deer Crossing stands out from other summer camps due to our emphasis on skill building and wilderness safety, our focus on developing resilient youth, and our no-road, off-the-grid location (where campers hike in and all gear is boated in).  Beginner to advanced classes in canoeing, windsurfing, rock-climbing, sailing, kayaking, and technical tree-climbing.  Other activities include archery, backpacking, orienteering, guitar, and improv comedy.

This is a true wilderness facility, with a two-story lodge and platform tents.  Access is by boat or trail (hiking); there is no road to camp.  We use generators to provide limited electricity and satellite phones for emergency communications.  Our neighbors are bald eagles, marmots, chipmunks, trout, and deer.  Our High Sierra mountain location at 6400 ft elevation boasts great winds for sailing and windsurfing, real granite climbing walls from beginner to advanced, and beautiful sunsets.

Camp runs 6/17/18–8/11/18 in two-week sessions; limited one-week slots available for new, younger campers.  Outstanding outdoor leadership programs for teens ages 14-17.


Oakland Feather River Camp

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NEW THIS YEAR:  25%-off New Family Discount (see below)!

Join us for Family Camp at Oakland Feather River Camp (OFRC) – a family tradition for ALL AGES since 1924!  Located in the High Sierra in beautiful Plumas National Forest near Quincy, CA – a roughly 4 hour scenic drive from Oakland, OFRC has all the components of a family vacation with no hassle or planning!

Enjoy traditional camp activities such as archery, hikes, life-guarded swimming hole and campfires.  Each week has special theme including:
*Science, Space and Sky
*International Folk Dance
*Music & Performance
*Storytelling and
*Bike Week.

There is no nightly minimum, so feel free to stay 3 nights or 8!  Nightly rates are based on age and include 3 hearty meals a day, accommodations, and nearly all activities.  Specialty activities such as horseback riding, inner tube rental and massages for adults cost a little bit more.

And for finding us here at the virtual fair, families who have never attended OFRC Family Camp can get 25%-OFF THEIR TOTAL FEES!  

Just use the Discount Code: “AAUW-NEW-CMPR-18” when registering.

For more information, give us a call at 510-336-2267 or check out our website at:


Roughing It Day Camp

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Roughing It is a Traditional All Outdoors Summer Day Camp for children aged Pre-K -16 at the Lafayette Reservoir.

Since 1972, Roughing It Day Camp has been creating summer memories and we are celebrating our 46th year this summer.  Campers at our 4 and 8 – Week Day Camp are grouped by grade and gender in small groups with an experienced adult counselor leading the group.  They enjoy outdoor activities including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and other adventures!

Our longer sessions allow campers to practice their skills, build lasting friendships and improve self confidence.

We offer free transportation serving San Francisco, Lamorinda, Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek and the Tri-Valley area.  Free extended care is available too!


Sailing Camp

Alameda Community Sailing Center

Our mission is to provide opportunities to participate in sailing and other environmentally friendly activities on San Francisco Bay through access and education.

Discover Sailing Camp:
Learn to skipper a Sail Qube dinghy in this camp!  Beginning sailors develop confidence, self-reliance, water awareness & competence.   We combine STEM activities with maneuvers, sail trim, reading wind, teamwork, communication & problem solving skills.  Ages 7-12.
Sessions start:  6/11, 6/25 (Girls Only), 7/9, 7/23 & 8/6

Teen Sailing Camp:
Teens develop basic sailing skills on Club Flying Junior dinghies, gain confidence on and off the water, enjoy team-building drills, & engage in STEM lessons.  No prior sailing experience necessary- we give you all the tools! Ages 13-17.
Sessions start:  6/11, 7/9 & 8/6

STEM Sailing Camp:
This course provides an introduction to sailing and explores the science, technology, engineering, and math behind it!  On-water drills and games are combined with engaging shore-side lessons and activities.  Ages 11-17.
Sessions start:  6/25 & 7/23

All camps are two weeks and qualify you to use our boats on ACSC Open Sail Days!

Please email info@SailAlameda.org for more information.


Summer Day Camps

6/18/18- 8/17/18

Kinder Buddies: Ages 3-5 (M/W/F only)
Elementary:  Entering K*- Entering 6
Middle School:  Entering 7th-9th
Location:  ECCL 4727 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608

Experience the best traditional summer day camps in the East Bay!  We offer camps for ages 3-14 years old.  Each camp is specially designed for each age group.  Campers will rotate through programs throughout the day such as: art projects, sports, cooperative games, music, dance, cultural studies, group projects, hikes, environmental awareness, off-site trips to Bay Area attractions, and much more!  Our highly trained staff brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to ensure a positive, fun, and safe experience.

Elementary & Middle School
M–F (Camp Day) 9:00am-4:00pm $93R/$98NR
M–F (Extended Care) 7:30am-6:00pm $133R/$138NR

Kinder Buddies
M,W,F 9-11:30am $46R/$51NR

To Register:
Online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/emeryvillerecreation/
Call: 510-596-4395
Walk In: ECCL 4727 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608


Town Camp

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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.

Hiking, Biking, Camping, 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 boating, swimming, day and overnight camps, sports, golf, theater & the arts, cooking, digital arts and more. Get details about our affordable program offerings by contacting your local recreation center or visit us online at: www.oaklandnet.com/parks

Outdoor & Adventure activities include:

*Science Week – Town Camp
*Nature Week – Town Camp
*Health & Wellness Week – Town Camp

IMAGINE. INSPIRE. INVEST. Experience Oakland with Us!


Trackers Earth

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 Mobile adventures start at HQ then transport to the best parks and green spaces.  Themes include archery, survival, live action role-playing, fishing, homesteading, and more for children entering grades Pre-K through 10th.  Youngest campers learn the beginnings of these new skills.

This year’s drop-off locations include South Berkeley, Berkeley Marina, Oakland, and Walnut Creek, with convenient after camp until 6 PM available for pre-registration.

Standard day camps are $495 per week.  See you soon!


Tree Frog Treks

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Campers at Tree Frog Treks Summer Camp are the most excellent explorers!

Each camper builds a special connection to nature with the help of his or her expert naturalists as they discover the world through science together.  Campers spend every day outdoors, rain or shine, seeking out natural spaces and the living things that make them their home.

During each camp session, campers will meet rescued reptiles, do wild experiments and build leadership and critical thinking skills through adventuring in nature with peers and instructors.

Come meet Blondie the Burmese Python, Ivan the African Spur Thigh Tortoise, Squiggles the Asian Water Dragon and Stickum the White’s Tree Frog.  We play games and tell stories to bring many unseen aspects of our urban habitat to life for our campers and their families.  We Wander and Wonder Together!

7/16- 7/20 and 7/23-7/27
Half Day Camp (9am – 1pm): Pre-K & K, $425 per week
Full Day Camp (9am – 4:30pm): 1st – 5th grade, $550 per week


Urban Adventure Camps

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Come Explore With Us!

Enrollment is currently open at Urban Adventure Camps, a unique week long day camp for children ages 8-15.

Camp begins each morning when campers meet their group and start their day’s adventure.  Groups take daily field trips to visit the Bay Area’s best activities, museums, parks, galleries, and urban attractions.  Public transportation is used to travel between locations, thereby developing the campers’ independence, awareness and confidence when traveling within a city.

Sessions focus on one of the following subject themes: physical science, natural science, art, history, active, culinary or art active. Camp builds teamwork, friendship and knowledge while having a fun and unforgettable adventure.

Weekly sessions run from June thru August 8AM to 4PM for camper 8-15 years old.  Programs leave from Rockridge, Fruitvale, Castro Valley, North Berkeley, and Lafayette BART stations.

Check us out at the link below or feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions.


We hope to see you this summer!