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Our Upcoming Events
Come Out & Play the OPR Way
For decades, the Day Camps offered by the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) have been providing a safe environment for our children to learn, explore and just plain have fun. Activities include crafts, games, sports, science labs and field trips. If you’re looking for something interesting to do over the Spring Break or Summer Break, check out OPR’s awesome range of programs! Sign your kids up for a weeks full of memory-making adventures and unforgettable good times!
OPR Day Camps take advantage of their beautiful natural settings to teach youth the wonders of and respect for the great outdoors while also learning to be better stewards of their own neighborhoods and parks. Camp activities encourage youngsters to make new friends, build their problem-solving skills, participate in a variety of sports, and develop self confidence and self reliance. OPR Day Camps also serve as affordable childcare; most have programs for preschool ages and older. We are also developing day camps specifically for teens. Contact your local recreation center for details.
2016 - 2017
Overnight Summer Camps
In addition to our many day camps, there are several Overnight Camping opportunities available for your participation, including; the Inclusive Recreation Camps at Chabot Regional Park, Feather River Overnight Camp and the Tallship Sailing Overnight Camp!
FAM CAMP: Halfmoon Bay State Beach, July 15-17, 2016
In partnership with California State Parks, the FamCamp program aims to connect families to nature and the greater outdoors through recreation and camping programs. Through our recreation centers we bring Oakland families together that have little to no camping experience. Join us - no experience necessary! Trained OPR staff accompany you on the overnight trip to provide an introduction to basic front-country camping. All meals and camping equipment (including tents and sleeping bags) are provided, in addition to a whole weekend of family fun and various activities. For more information please contact Megan Seccombe at (510)-535-5608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAKLAND FEATHER RIVER CAMP: A FAMILY TRADITION, Aug 15-20, 2016
Since 1924, Oakland Feather River Camp has provided a unique family vacation destination. Located near Quincy, CA and nestled along the beautiful Spanish Creek, its rustic wooden cabins or wood-framed tent cabins with beds are available with or without electricity. Three fresh, well-balanced meals are served daily, and organized youth activities are offered. Everyone is invited to evening campfires, games, dances, star gazing, treasure hunts, outdoor movies and karaoke.
For more information please contact Studio One Art Center at (510) 597-5027
YOUTH CAMPING: Fremont Coyote Hills, July 20-22, 2016
In partnership with the Community Outreach Outdoor Program (COOP), offered by the East Bay Regional Park District, OPR recreation center youth go on guided hikes to explore nature and learn about the environment. Youth spend three days and two nights at the Coyote Hills campsite in Fremont. The overnight trip focuses on a Native American theme, specifically the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and their connection to the local land. All meals and camping equipment are provided and the cost is free to youth participants that are enrolled in an OPR summer camp. For more information please call Megan Seccombe at (510)-535-5608 or email@example.com.
Tallship Sailing Overnight Camp: August 15 - 19, 2016
Ahoy! Find out what it’s like to sail on the bay on an 82-foot Tallship Schooner. Campers will spend Monday through Wednesday at Lake Merritt sailing their own boats to prepare for their overnight sail. Thursday they board the tallship for a full day and OVERNIGHT returning to Lake Merritt Friday afternoon. Cost is $250 ($300 for non-resident). Prerequisite: Basic sailing & pre-camp swim evaluation. Call the Lake Merritt Boating Center at (510) 238-2196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Eco-Action Week: AUG 8-12, 2016
Stipend Received Upon Completion of Service: $100
Teen Eco Action Week is a summer outreach program serving inner-city youth from Oakland. The program increases participant’s understanding of environmental issues, importance of civic engagement and environmental stewardship, introduces them to environmental and social service careers as well as includes healthy outdoor recreation activities. Teen between the ages of 13 and 17 will complete restoration projects, participate in a wide variety of recreational activities, explore career options and meet other youth from their communities with similar interests.
For more information about the program and how to register contact Stephanie Benavidez at (510) 867-0669 or Rotary Nature Center at (510) 238-3739.