Classic camp fun with dynamic, skilled, and compassionate staff!

DSC_0037 (1)We offer day camps and youth leadership for kids, ages 3-16 in Berkeley and Oakland, California, offering a variety of fun, with a lot of time outdoors. Our programs range from summers in Tilden Park, to tween and teen field trip camps, to Pre-K camp, to holiday vacation camps.

Our mission is to provide spaces for children to experience the joy of the outdoors, to learn about and celebrate being in a diverse community, to discover their unique talents and passions, and to relax and have fun in a supportive, kind environment. We are part of the movement to honor the earth and all beings and to cultivate qualities of restoration, justice and care.

Join us at one of our upcoming programs!


“My child loves the warm and friendly staff and the creative activities. I love that they are well organized, with an easy drop off and pick up procedure, and they offer a great mix of enriching activities and fun playtime”

“Thanks again. I can see why your camp is so beloved by many parents I met this summer, including those with kids even from many years ago.”


Monkey Business CampNEXT UP:

February 20-23
Camper spaces as of Wed, Feb 14:
  • Strawberry Banana Group (ages 4.5-6): Full for the weekly spaces; Full for Tuesday and Wednesday, open Thursday and Friday (few spaces).
  • Mango Coconut Group (ages 7-10): Full for weekly spaces; Open for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (one space each day), open Friday (3 spaces).

Youth Leader spaces: Junior Counselor positions only for former youth leaders.

April 2-6
Register by March 1st for early bird special:
$50 off/week!

  • Strawberry Banana Group (ages 4.5-6): Monday,  Tuesday, and Wednesday FULL, 3 full-week spaces for girls, 1 space  Thursday for a girl, 1 space Friday for a boy and 3 spaces Friday for  girls
  • Mango Coconut Group (ages 7-10): at least 2 spaces each day and 8 spaces for full week


June 11-August 24
Register by March 1st for $50 off/week, plus if sign up for 3 weeks or more (can be shared with siblings), get additional $20 off/week. Weeks can be transferred later for $25 fee, which is better deal than waiting to register until later.  Extended Care rates also on special until March 1st! For some August weeks and for youth leadership, the specials are different or do not apply-see pages for more details.