2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705, United States

Camp Elmwood

2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705, United States

About

Camp Elmwood is a community service secular program of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, emphasizing creativity, values, and concern for the environment and others, since 1993.

Under the Redwoods at St. John’s you will find a place of peace and acceptance, where we value the abilities and interests of each camper and all are welcome. A week-filled adventure to learn new skills, make lasting friendships, and experience a unique camp in an urban setting Full Scholarships are available via the registration form.

BETTER TOGETHER” Theme in 2021 … 

Under the Redwoods at St. John’s you will find a place of peace and acceptance, where we value the abilities and interests of each camper and all are welcome. Camp Elmwood is a community service program of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, emphasizing creativity, values, and concern for the environment and others, since 1993. Camp Elmwood is an excellent adventure to end your summer! If you have been to camp, or you go all the time, campers will learn new skills, make lasting friendships, and experience a unique camp in an urban setting. 

CAMP SCHEDULE
Monday through Friday,
July 26 through 29, from 9am to 2pm;
and, July 30 (Friday) 9am to 7pm

ACTIVITIES
Art, basketball, volleyball, four-square, ping pong, lawn games, music, drama, dance, science, cooking, swim-hike, talent show, community service and opportunities for leadership.
We will provide the morning snacks.
Each camper should bring his or her own lunch and a filled, reusable water bottle everyday.

SPECIAL DAYS
W E D N E S D A Y : Hike/Swim field trip to favorite swimming hole. Please have Campers arrive at camp wearing their swimsuit under their clothes. 
F R I D A Y : Camp Elmwood will continue until 7pm for the all-camp barbeque (free to all campers and their families) which starts at 5pm, and for an extraordinary Talent Show program starting at 6pm. The TLC will develop the menu and a list will go home with your camper on Wednesday requesting a food item to be used for the barbecue

COST
$80 for the first camper and $75 for additional family members. Full Scholarships are available via the registration form.
Aftercare is available Monday-Friday, from 2 to 5:30pm is also available for $30 per camper for the week.

LOCATION
Mostly under the Redwoods, but often on the patio (and in the Fireside Room, Sproul, Hunter Hall and the Choir Room for various activities) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, 94705

REGISTER ONLINE OR IN PERSON
Camp Elmwood Application (Ages 6 to 13)
St. John’s office is open Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm and is located at 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.stjohnsberkeley.org/ce
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REGISTER ONLINE OR IN PERSON for TLC camp
Camp Elmwood Teen Leadership Camp Application
St. John’s office is open Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm and is located at 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705
 
We are complying with all CDC guidelines. We will require all campers and counselors to wear masks. There will be hand-washing and hand sanitizer stations on campus to help keep everyone safe. The field trips and the BBQ is conditional on the current COVID-19 guidelines at the time of our camp events.

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PLUS AN AWESOME TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR AGES 14-18

Monday- Friday, July 19 to 30, 2021

WEEK ONE
During July 19-July 23, the TLC is a week of teen counselors getting to know eachother and learning leadership skills. Many of the activities and discussions are on child development, classroom management, public speaking, and group dynamics – all useful traits that may be used at Camp Elmwood to make real-life decisions.

During TLC week, the group will develop the Camp Elmwood curriculum (games, learning opportunities and activities) around our camp theme, “Better Together,” and will also have a beach field trip, and possibly one overnighter. Successful completion of Camp Elmwood’s TLC is required to participate as a teen counselor at Camp Elmwood.

WEEK TWO
The second week, July 26-July 30, is when the TLC shines! Using the training from Week One, it is the teen’s time to mentor and lead the Camp Elmwood youth (ages 6 to 13). Returning counselors are a bonus (and we get many of them!) because they know how to make the camp more entertaining and embrace it with camaraderie.

TLC SCHEDULE
• July 19-July 23: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:45am to 2:30pm;
Wednesday, 8am to 2:30pm – this is Beach day

• July 26-July 30:
Monday through Thursday, 8:45am to 2:30pm;
Friday, 8:45am to 7:30pm (there will be a wrap-up meeting at 7pm)
PLUS > Each teen will also participate in one Camp Elmwood after-care session (2:30 to 5:30pm) in the second week of Camp.

Each teen will bring his or her own lunch, a refillable water bottle and a food contribution for our Friday BBQs. We will provide morning snacks.

SPECIAL DAYS
The TLC will be surfing in Pacifica on Wednesday, July 21, from 8am to 3pm. We will rent wetsuits and surf boards. On Friday afternoon, teens will be preparing barbecue lunch items, cooking in the kitchen and on the grill. With TLC consensus, there may be one special overnighter – Date and location TBD.

COST
Camp Elmwood is free for TLC!
In fact, teens accepted to be counselors at Camp Elmwood will receive an honorarium of $50 in appreciation of their service, AND an official certificate for 60 Community Service hours.

REGISTER ONLINE OR IN PERSON
Camp Elmwood Teen Leadership Camp Application
https://www.stjohnsberkeley.org/ce

Year Established 1993
Camp Capacity 40
Cost Per Week $80
Financial Aid Offered Yes

Location

2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705, United States