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+ (CIT leadership program)
Locations: Berkeley (Tilden Park) & Oakland (Roberts Park)
Dates: Weekly sessions from June 1 - August 21
Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Extended Care available from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Register: Visit or call (510) 581-3739

Articles by Sarah:
   • Catapulting to the Head of the Class
   • Kids and Climate Without Tears
   • Leaping into Learning
   • The Full Measure of a Child
   • What if Questions Are the Answer
   • Where Have All The Children Gone?

Additional Information

Gender Coed

Minimum Age 4

Maximum Age 14

Camp Dates June 1 – 5: Go Planet! The Power of Sun, Water and Wind (Oakland Only) * Construct an energy efficient Electric Car * Use the sun's energy to create a Solar Cell Vibrating Robot * Watch the wind blow your Pinwheel-Powered Acrobat June 8 – 12: The Science of Snooping (Oakland Only) * Secure your treasures with an Electric Burglar Proof Box * Sneak a peek behind you with your Rearview Spy Scope * Keep your secrets safe with a Secret Message Launcher June 15 – 19: The End of the Rainbow * Wire your own Fiber-Optic Flower * See the light with your Rainbow Spectroscope * Create a crazy cool color Kaleidoscope June 22 – 26: Wizard's Workshop * Cast a spell with a Wizard's Light-Up Wand * Create a Mysterious Bubbling Cauldron * Defy gravity with a Hovering Wizard * On Friday, dress up as a witch or wizard June 29 – July 2: Furry Forest Friends (No Camp Friday July 3; Reduced Rate) * Surprise your friends with an Air-Powered Pop-Up Gopher * Explore the forest floor with a Wind-Up Skunk * Search for animals with a Woodland Forest Tracking Kit July 6 – 10: Circuit Science * Make a Motorized Bumper Car * Wire your own See-The-Circuit Electric Lightup Box * Upgrade your garage with an Electromagnetic Car Lift July 13 – 17: Rockin' Robots * Create your own Remote-Controlled Pet Robot * Break the world record with a Rope Jumping Robot * Build a Moving Mechanical Robot * On Friday, dress up as a robot and show off your dance moves July 20 – 24: Launch It! Catapults and Tops * Make a Medieval Castle and Catapult * Launch your own Shoot-Off Shoestring Top * Fabricate a Fling-It-Far Catapult July 27 – 31: Diggin' Dinos * Electrify a Motorized Rolling Dinosaur * Explore the dinosaur world through your Light-Up Dino Tube * Gobble up lunch with a Chomping T-Rex Puppet * On Friday, dress up as a dinosaur August 3 – 7: Planes, Trains, and Cranes * Fly a Solar Spinning Plane * Light up the rails with an Electric Freight Train * Pick up a payload with a Magnetic Crane August 10 – 14: Gadgets a Go-Go * Take a lap around the track with your Motorized Go-Kart * Light-up your own Monster Museum * Design a portable Clothespin Catapult August 17 – 21: Sarah's Favorites * Put together a Propeller-Head Robot * Use fiber optic tubes to create a Bright Eyes Creature * Make a Mysterious Magnetic Flying Saucer

Year Established 1987

Camp Capacity 100

Camp Length Weekly Sessions

Cost Per Week $480-$540/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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Additional Locations

Roberts Park
10570 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, California 94611
United States

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  • Multiple Locations
  • Outdoors
  • Ages 4+
  • CIT Leadership Program 11+
  • Experienced Counselors
  • Science Projects
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Music
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Active Games
  • Extended Care Available
  • Sessions Start June 1
  • Sessions End August 21

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