Academic Enrichment Camps

Code for Fun


Code for Fun gives an opportunity to your child’s interest while having fun through discover that computer science is an awesome opportunity to create and influence others. And just look at the educational and yet so-much-fun camps we are offering! Using a combination of mechanical, electrical and software engineering, learn how to design, assemble and program your first Arduino projects. Discover how to use controllers to operate lights, motors and more. Learn about Engineering process, Arduino Board  (hardware) and IDE (software), electronic circuits, rapid prototyping using Arduino Microcontroller, embedded systems, coding, problem solving strategies. This program provides a fun introduction to programming using Python. It is designed for motivated children with little experience with programming. Children must be computer literate (master typing and use of the mouse and trackpad). During the camp, students will learn the basic concepts of Python and create games designed to stretch their brain and strengthen their understanding. Before completing the camp, they will have programmed a game using Python.
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 7-10 & 11-16
Location: Teen Center (map)
Extended Care Options: Central Park Teen Center from 8:00-9:00AM and/or 3:00-6:30PM
More information: Joe at (510) 790-5546

Little Medical School


Little Medical School, designed and developed by board certified physicians, engages students with medical based hands-on demonstrations, crafts, songs and games. The interactive activities and games will grasp every student's curiosity as they explore the human body. Come join us for camp as we explore the world of science and medicine. $25 material fee due on the first day of camp.  (Check payable to Little Medical School or CASH)..
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-12:00PM
Ages: 5-12
Location: Warm Springs Community Center
Extended Care Options: none
More information: Joe at (510) 790-5546


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Junior Rangers
This Junior Ranger Camp is being offered as a prelude to our ever popular Junior Ranger summer camp program! Instructed by our very own Central Park Rangers, students will participate in a variety of hands on activities that encourage environmental appreciation and safety during any outdoor experience. This camp highlights themes from three popular Junior Ranger Summer Camps: 1) Where the Wild Things Are, 2) Raiders of the Lost Artifact, 3) Book of Badges. Some of the course curriculum is based on the California State Education Standards, with an emphasis on natural science, local history, ecology, bio-diversity, and general outdoor concepts.  A must for young, inquiring minds! Bring a lunch.
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 7-11
Location: Nature Learning Center (Central Park)
Extended Care Options: Central Park Teen Center from 8:00-9:00AM and/or 3:00-6:30PM
More information: Joe at (510) 790-5546

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Mad Science


Spy Academy
Look out 007-the Mad Science Spy Academy is here! From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like a UV Fingerprint Finder! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics and reveal who is behind those crazy capers! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on view of the science that spies use! Camp fee includes labcoat, water and non-carbonated beverages.  Bring a snack and bag lunch.
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 6-11
Location: Teen Center (map)
Extended Care Options: Central Park Teen Center from 8:00-9:00AM and/or 3:00-6:30PM
More information: Sheri at (510) 791-4318

Spring into Science **ONE DAY SPECIAL**
This action-packed camp is filled with non-stop activities. We'll experiment with 'FUN'damental forces to figure out what makes our favorite toys move! Kids have fun manipulating air pressure as they levitate objects that appear to defy gravity!!  Junior Mad Scientists will take home educational games and toys that reinforce the science concepts they learned in camp!
Date/Time: April 14 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 6-11
Location: Teen Center (map)
Extended Care Options: none
More information: Sheri at (510) 791-4318

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Communication Academy


Essay Writing & Public Speaking Combo
Take part in two valuable courses for a discounted price. SAVE up to $60 when you enroll in Combo Classes which combine two fun, back-to-back courses from Communication Academy. Parents maintain peace-of-mind by dropping children off only once for an extended period of time so students can learn two important skills in one sitting.  Don't delay on this fantastic opportunity.  Spaces are limited. Material: $30
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 8-11
Location: Central Park Visitors Service Center (CPVSC)
Extended Care Options: None
More information: Alvaro at (510) 494-4344

Essay Writing: Student Publication
Students will learn to write a polished manuscript for final publication. This course emphasizes skills necessary to finalize and perfect a piece of writing. Students will work on a single piece of publication-quality material. Material fee: $15.
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-11:30AM
Ages: 8-11
Location: Central Park Visitors Service Center (CPVSC)
Extended Care Options: None
More information: Alvaro at (510) 494-4344

Public Speaking: Student Leadership
Student Leadership encourages students to develop intensive research skills, diplomatic speaking and writing skills, and student advocacy skills. Students learn how to dialogue with elected officials, draft advocacy letters, and write and make presentations for social media. Taught at age-appropriate level. Material: $15.
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 12:30PM-3:00PM
Ages: 8-11
Location: Central Park Visitors Service Center (CPVSC)
Extended Care Options: None
More information: Alvaro at (510) 494-4344


Lehka Publishers


Create-a-Book & Appreciating Writing
In the morning:The art of bookmaking will be the focus of this week. They will also be introduced to simple binding techniques. Participants will learn how to make shape books, pop ups books, accordion books, and Flag books. In the afternoon: In our foundation course students will learn proper grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure as they write original stories. Art will be used to enhance the joy of storytelling.
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM, 9:00am-12:00PM or 1:00PM-4:00PM
Ages: 5-8
Location: Shinn Historical Park
Extended Care Options: None
More information: Katie at (510) 494-4349

Combo Creative & Writing Conventions
In the morning students will be working on creative writing techniques. In the afternoon, Participants will learn how to refine and develop their academic writing skills. Younger children will learn the art of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar through interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced through paragraph structure. Older students will learn to write the narrative structure. They will write three to five paragraph essays. They will also learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays.
Date/Time: April 17-21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM, 9:00AM-12:00PM or 1:00PM-4:00PM
Ages: 9-13
Location: Shinn Historical Park
Extended Care Options: None
More information: Katie at (510) 494-4349

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