Winter Camp 2014
8 days - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Week 1: Dec. 22, 23, 24 & 26 Week 2: Dec. 29, 30, 31 & Jan. 2

We are also holding Girls on the Go Field Trip Camp for two days only: Monday 12/29 and Tuesday 12/30. Click for more info.

Want a Winter Break camp that will be an island of calm in the holiday season? 
We got it here. 

Voted GOLD in Parent’s Press Best of the East Bay 2014 Winter Camp category, we’ll be cooking, sewing, painting, and most importantly, playing together.  There is nothing like having time with old and new friends - creating, swinging, digging in the sand, jumping rope, and playing tag.  With caring and enthusiastic adults and youth leaders to lead the way, it’ll be just what we all need.


Register for 8 days
(sibling discount)

Register for 1-7 days

Register a CIT
[Counselor-in-Training (see details below)]

Looking to register via snail mail?

Policies, FAQs and Financial Aid

Age Groups & Activities
Strawberry Campers
4 ½ -5 year olds
Banana Campers
5-6 year olds
Mango Campers
7 year olds
Coconut Campers
8-10 year olds

We expect the Strawberry and Banana Groups (ages 4 ½ -6) to spend much of the day together; also, the Mango and Coconut Groups (ages 7-10).  They will have time in smaller groups for playshops.  All campers share morning time outside, lunch and post-lunch play time and afternoon extended care. On days with smaller enrollment (like Christmas Eve), all campers are together.  If you need to make any special requests regarding age grouping for your child, please contact our office.

Planned Activities for Strawberries and Bananas

Planned Activities for Mangos and Coconuts

Registration Options & Fee Schedule
Daily Section Register for 8 Days of Camp
(can be split between siblings)
Register by December 1, 2014 Register after December 1, 2014
(if available)
Campers Campers CITs (minimum of 2 day commitment)* Campers CITs*
$560 (save $40) for 8 days $75 per day $50 per day $80 per day
$55 per day
(AM + Basic)
$592 (save $48) $80 $52 $85 $57
(Basic + PM)
$704 (save $56) $95 $65 $100 $70
$736 (save $64) $100 $67 $105 $72


Sibling Discount

Parents registering more than one child can choose the discounted 8 day option and split it between their registrations (ie. each child may register for 4 days or one child for 3 days and one child for 5 days).

Financial Aid & Flexible Payment Plans

Arrange your own schedule for tuition payments. Our only request is that your tuition be paid in full by March 2015. Download the Payment Plan application here.

Or apply for Financial Assistance. Download the Financial Aid application.

Youth Leaders

All Counselors-in-Training (CITs) and Junior Counselors (JCs) must have completed Monkey Business Camp Training in 2013 or 2014 or, if new or a 2014 Pre-K youth leader, attend the School Break Camp 2014-2015 Youth Leader training on Wed, Dec 17th, from 5:30-8:00 (dinner will be served) in a TBA location in or near Downtown Berkeley. This training will qualify new CITs to volunteer for the winter, Feb and Spring Break Camps. JCs should contact us directly and we will process registration via email or phone.

Minimum enrollment is 2 days of camp. Single day registration is not an option for Youth Leaders.



Berkwood Hedge School: 1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
The beautiful space includes: a large community room with a kitchen; indoor classrooms and art spaces; outdoor play area with climbing structure, swings, and sand play. We bring our variety of toys and sports equipment-hoolahoops, lunastix, soccer, basketballs, baseballs, medic balls, etc. from our vans for extra fun! The indoors will have board games, manipulatives and arts and crafts materials within easy reach of the kids.


Click here to see bios and photos. The staffing list for Winter Camp will be updated as enrollment develops.
Confirmed as of October 2014: Natalie Rosenbaum, Kevin Becketti, Sarah Herman, Nekhi Foster, Cheyenne Barry, Brad Olson

Confirmed for Girls on the Go Winter Camp: Quetzal Francois and Phoebe Isaacson (more info about this camp)

FAQs & Policies

Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions (and our answers!)
Click here to see our cancellation policies, enrollment discretionary notes, etc.