Our Upcoming Events
For decades, the Day Camps offered by the City of Oakland’s Office of 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, check out OPR’s awesome range of programs listed in this catalog. Sign your kids up for a week 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.
OPR Summer Day Camps
It’s never too early to start thinking about summer vacation! OPR has hundreds of safe, supervised, play activities that keep your children active and engaged. Look through the programs listings with your kids to find something that fits their needs and interests. You might want to sign up for a few classes for yourself!
OPR Summer Day Camps are offered at over 24 recreation centers and program sites. Each program is community-based to give youngsters an opportunity to connect with and contribute to their own neighborhoods.
Gone are the days when summer day camp meant simply tying knots or making potholders. OPR summer day camp programs are as unique as the campers themselves. We still provide arts and crafts, but in addition, we offer kids exceptional opportunities to experience the attractions and resources in their communities, as well as visiting the many jewels that the Bay Area has to offer on weekly field trips.
OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMPS
In addition to our many day camps, we offer several Overnight Camps including the Children’s Arts Camp, Youth Jazz Camp, Feather River Travel Camp, Inclusive Recreation Camps at Chabot Regional Park, and Tallship and Explore the Bay Boating Camps.
Tallship Sailing Overnight Camp
Monday, August 6 - Wednesday, August 10
Campers will spend Monday through Wednesday at Lake Merritt sailing their own boats and preparing for their overnight sail. Thursday they board the Tallship Seaward for a full day and OVERNIGHT aboard the ship returning to Lake Merritt Friday afternoon to perfect their sea stories.
Contact the Lake Merritt Boating Center at 510-238-2196 for more information.
Teen Mentors Camp & Elementary Inclusion Overnight Camps
Tuesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 9 at Del Valle Regional Park
Both camps are FREE w/ transportation, equipment and food is supplied through collaboration with East Bay Regional Parks.
The teen Mentor portion is a Leadership in training opportunity.
The Elementary Camp coincides with the second day/night of the Teen component.
Camping location: 7000 Del Valle Road Livermore, CA 94550
Contact Scott Means at 510-615-5980, for information on how to register.