Oakland Parks Recreation and Youth Development Town Camp


Town Camp is Back and Better -

Announcing exciting camp themes for 2019 including a sleep-away camp.

June 10 -14  International 

Take a trip around the world in one week of Town Camp! Eat, play, and say hello like children from all over the world. Activities include making a totem pole, celebrating Japanese Children’s Day, cooking breakfast sushi and eating with chopsticks, and writing your name in Egyptian hieroglyphs.

June 17 - 21  Urban Nature  

Oakland has some of the most incredible nature right in the middle of the city! Our adventures will explore the animal and plant biology and ecologies that mother nature offers all around us. Go on a Fibonacci hunt to find the mathematical sequences that nature uses. Print pictures with the sun. Help plant a garden in your park or bring the gardens indoors. Eat Snails! On Friday campers explore Lake Merritt and the country's oldest Wildlife Refuge. 

June 24 - 28  Bay Area Explorers     

Explore Oakland's Backyard with OPRYD! Come face to face with elephants at the Oakland Zoo, watch flicks at the historic Grand Lake Theater or take a trip to Fenton's for ice cream as we explore our city!

July 1 - 5 Sports and Safety

Campers learn about sportsmanship and sports safety while playing a variety of sports, including Basketball, T-Ball, Soccer, Track & Field, and many fun games like, Steal the Bacon, Dragon's Jewells, Capture the Flag and more. Special guests for join us from the Oakland Fire Department and Oakland Police Department. No camp on July 4th. The week concludes with exclusive access to the Oakland Coliseum for a behind the scene tour and fun on the field with the Oakland Athletics.

July 8 - 12  Health & Wellness 

Ready! Set! Go! This fun-filled week will keep campers moving, as they explore new ways to stay fit, healthy and try nutritional foods; from yoga, soccer, dance, and group games, to a cooking class. The week ends in celebration at the second annual Camp Olympics at Arroyo Viejo Park where campers represent their recreation center by competing in silly games.

July 15 - 19  Community Reinvestment 

The importance of volunteerism, stewardship and financial literacy is emphasized as campers spend the week making a positive impact on their  community. Make a piggy bank, create a care packet for the homeless, and complete a neighborhood service project. Campers are rewarded for their stewardship with a special swim day at Cull Canyon Lake at the end of the week.

July 22 - 26  Arts-N-Expression 

A jam-packed week of art, drama and dance workshops designed for creative exploration. Campers spend the week turning their stories into working scripts, writing dialogue, developing characters, and choreographing simple movements as well as learn basic set design. Family and Friends are invited to a special event on Friday produced and performed by campers.

July 29 - Aug 2 Science 

Put on your lab coat and safety goggles for this amazing week of science fun! Explore Nanotechnology, Electric Circuitry, and Chemistry with the support of Lawrence Berkeley Labs! Delve into harnessing the sun’s power, make an egg bounce, and study astronomy at Chabot Space & Science.

Looking for a fun, safe place for your kids to enjoy spring break? OPRYD is offering Spring Break Camp at many locations around the city. Click here for more information

Aug 4 - 10  Feather River Sleep-Away Camp

Have fun, make friends, & build confidence while exploring  Plumas National Forest! Campers experience a wide variety of activities - nature hikes, swimming, arts & crafts, campfires, music, camp talent show, star gazing, fishing and horseback trail ride. Campers stay in rustic wooden cabins or wooden platform canvas style tents nestled among the trees or overlooking the Spanish Creek. All tents and cabins are furnished with beds and sleep up to four. 

Parent orientation required

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Additional Information

Minimum Age 5

Maximum Age 11

Cost Per Week $180


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