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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.
OPR Spring Day Camps! April 6-10
Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be closed for spring recess April 6-10. Find a OPR camp for your child below!
|Ira Jinkins Recreation|
9175 Edes Avenue
|$105 per week||Activity # 21608.402|
Limited Partial Scholarships available to qualifying families
|8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
2701 22nd Avenue
$65 per week or $25 per day
register by March 23
|8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Carmen Flores Rec at Josie de la Cruz Park |
1637 Fruitvale Ave (510)535-5631
|$70 per week|
1010 E. 15th St
|$60 per week|| Activity# 21408.401|
3711 Suter St
|$60 per week or $20 per day|
| Willie Keyes Recreation|
3131 Union St
|$40 per week|
|Dance Academy at East Oakland Sports Center|
9161 Edes Avenue
|$200 per week $15 for 7:30am Drop of per day|| Activity# 96214.491|
Last day of camp will be a performance for family & friends to enjoy
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, Inclusive Recreation Camps at Chabot Regional Park, and Tallship and Camping and Kayaking Boating Camps.
Overnight Summer Camps
OPR FEATHER RIVER OVERNIGHT CAMP: AUGUST 10-15
Enjoy art and activities in the beautiful backdrop of Feather River located in Quincy California. Nature walks, star gazing and water activities will inspire creative juices. Master Artists will guide youth through a variety of creative and expressive activities.
Oakland Resident Fee: $250
For more information please contact Alethia Walker at (510) 597-5027.
THE GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT: JUNE 27-28
Turn off televisions, iPods, video games, computers and cell phones to connect with nature, family and friends at The Great American Backyard Campout at Joaquin Miller Park. The Campout, a national event sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, encourages families, youth and individuals to campout overnight in their backyards or local parks and discover the fun of being in the great outdoors!
Camp begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 27 and concludes 10:00 am on Sunday, June 28.
Registration Deadline is June 20
- -Adults: $15
- -Children 4+: $10
- -Children 3 & under: Free
For more information please contact Donte Watson at (510) 615-5959 or email email@example.com
Tallship Sailing Overnight Camp: July 27 - 31
Ahoy! Find out what it's like to sail 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.
Camp cost: $250 ($300 for non-resident) Prices may increase effective July 1, 2015.
Prerequisite: Basic sailing & pre-camp swim evaluation.
Call the Lake Merritt Boating Center at (510) 238-2196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org !
Garden Center Day Camp
666 Bellevue Drive, Oakland 94610
SUMMER FUN CLUB is a traditional day camp for boys and girls ages 4 - 12 offering a wide variety of activities including crafts, sports, nature walks, swimming, boating, and field trips. Located in the beautiful Garden Center at Lakeside Park, campers are encouraged to explore the wonders of this Oakland treasure. Campers develop friendships, as they learn independence and responsibility. SFC allows campers to fill their summer with exciting activities led by caring adults in the heart of Oakland! For more information please contact Michelle Doppelt, Recreation Supervisor, at (510) 482-7831.
COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING(CIT)/EXPLORERS is designed for youth 13-17 years old. The success of this CIT program has evolved into the city-wide Explorer program,. Youth are trained for leadership positions through unique teaching opportunities such as camping, boating, and governmental business practices. Participants will develop resumes, apply for jobs, and learn business tactics and fundraising skills through exposure to special events, sales and grants. Skills learned are directly applied to OPR's programs. This program is ongoing and youth can apply to participate at any time. Please contact any recreation center for an application. For more information please contact Michelle Doppelt, Recreation Supervisor, at (510) 482-7831.
Teen Eco-Action Week: August 3 - 7
Discover how YOU benefit from taking action to protect our environment.
- Meet other teens ages 13-17
- Earn community service credit required to graduate
- Participate in restoration projects
- Fun-filled outdoor recreational activities and career exploration
- 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 participants 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 years old 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 to register, please call Stephanie Benavidez at (510) 867-0669 or Rotary Nature Center at (510) 238-3739.