Sarah's Science Summer Day Camp


At Sarah's Science and This Land is your Land Summer Day Camp, your child will discover just how fun learning can be! Sarah’s Science blends traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, hikes, and active games with a unique hands-on science and nature curriculum. Each week of camp is centered around an exciting theme and campers make and take home a fun science project every day. Each project is accompanied by a science note to continue the learning at home. Enrollment is open now! For more information or to register, please visit or call (510) 581-3739. 

Ages: 4+ (campers), 11+ (leadership program)
Locations: Berkeley (Tilden Park) & Oakland (Roberts Park)
Dates: Weekly sessions from June 3 - August 23
Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Extended Care available from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Register: Visit or call (510) 581-3739

Additional Information

Gender Coed

Minimum Age 4

Maximum Age 17

Camp Dates June 3 - 7: Terrific Transformers (Oakland Only) * Invent an amphibious land and water vehicle * Disguise a mini-catapult in a wrist watch * Build a transforming truck robot June 10 - 14: Arcade Science (Oakland Only) * Create an electronic pinball machine and get the new high score * Hit a home run with a batter's up baseball blaster * Compete against your friends with a homemade magnetic pac man game June 17 - 21: Eco Week * Design an aerodynamic electric vehicle * Harness the power of the sun with a solar powered merry-go-round * Become an eco superhero with a save-the-earth board game June 24 - 28: Motion Commotion * Score a goal with a two-player power puffer air soccer game * Trick your friends with a disappearing coin drop box inertia bank * Master your ricochet shot with an adjustable drop and launch game July 1 - 3: Itsy Bitsy World of Nature (No Camp Thursday-Friday July 4-5; Reduced Rate) * Identify mysterious microbes with a light-up microorganism viewer * Design an insect hotel to study your pet ladybug up close * Illuminate the night sky with a light-up firefly July 8 - 12: Kaboom! Pop, Burst & Bubble * Blast off a mentos geyser * Concoct a chemical reaction to make a volcano erupt * Blow blobs of bubbles with a bubble blobber blower July 15 - 19: Up, Up and Away * Soar to new heights with a paper roto-copter launcher * Use a pressurized parachute launcher for a soft landing * Perform aerial acrobatics with a homemade loop plane July 22 - 26: Flinging Things! * Launch projectiles with a rubber band powered craft stick catapult * Fabricate a finger thinger flinger and watch its twirling descent * Construct a golf tee torsion launcher and hit the target July 29 - August 2: All Charged Up! * Make a motorized buzzing bumble bee and learn the waggle dance * Test your dragonfly's conductivity compatibility with a light-up landing pad * Wire up a solar powered musical mustache man August 5 - 9: Enchanted Forest * Make a magical motorized fluttering fairy * Race your propeller powered unicorn over the rainbow * Fabricate a fire-breathing dragon * On Freaky Friday, dress up as a fairy, gnome, or your favorite mystical creature August 12 - 16: Me and My Robot * Wire up a color changing LED robot and create a light show * Discover lost treasure with a magnetic pick-up robot * Bust a move with a mechanical rock 'n' roll dance bot August 19 - 23: Sarah's Favorite Projects * Construct a solar powered wave machine with adjustable speeds * Build a special charging pad to activate your robot and make it glow * Astound your friends with a magical magnetic mouse

Year Established 1987

Camp Capacity 100

Camp Length Weekly Sessions

Cost Per Week $470-$515/wk, multi-week & sibling discounts available

Financial Aid Offered Yes


Tilden Park
2501 Grizzly Peak Blvd
Berkeley, California 94708
United States

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Roberts Park
10570 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, California 94611
United States

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  • Multiple Locations
  • Outdoors
  • Ages 4+
  • Leadership Program 11+
  • Experienced Counselors
  • Science Projects
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Music
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Active Games
  • Extended Care Available
  • Sessions Start June 3
  • Sessions End August 23

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