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Summer Camps 2022

Please note that some summer camp information is pending 2022 information

Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)

Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)
70 University Hall #1160, Berkeley CA 94720-1160
Phone (510) 642-8308
Fax (510) 642-0510
atdp.berkeley.edu

Elementary Division
ATDP’s Elementary Division offers exciting three-week academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, writing, computers, and more for students completing grades K-6.

Dates: July 11 - July 29
Location: Choose in-person at Washington Elementary School in Point Richmond OR online
Times: Morning (8:30 am - noon) or afternoon (1 - 4:30 pm.) For an extra fee, ATDP students can also attend an on-site half-day sports camp sponsored by Rec Sports.
Level: Grades K-6
Tuition and Material Fees: $710 - 760*

Application deadlines
Early applications due: Wed., Mar. 2*
Standard applications due: Wed., Mar. 30*
Extended applications accepted on a rolling basis through June 2**

Secondary Division
ATDP’s SD offers 6-week enrichment and accelerated academic courses in writing, fine arts, languages, math, computer science, social science, and natural science for students completing grades 7-11. Courses are equivalent to a half year or full year of high school curricula. Many courses are approved to meet UC & CSU A-G college entrance requirements. Tailor-made programs are also offered for international groups.

Dates: June 21 - July 29
Level: Grades 7 - 11
Location: Choose in-person on the UC Berkeley campus OR online
Times: Morning (8:30 am - noon) or afternoon (1 - 4:30 pm)
Weekly schedule: 2 or 3 days a week (varied)
Tuition and Materials Fee: $710 - $1,190*

Application deadlines
Early applications due: Wed., Feb. 16*
Standard applications due : Wed., Mar. 16*
Extended applications accepted on a rolling basis through May 27**

*ATDP offers limited need-based financial aid to qualified candidates.
** No financial aid is available for extended applications.

CAL Youth Camps: 2022

Registration opens Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. for Summer Camps 2022 (June 6-Aug. 19). 

We offer an entire summer’s worth of choices, from day camps to specialized sport and activity camps, led by experienced instructors. Pick camps and times that work for your family, whether it’s half-day camps or two-week sessions. Our extended care options, payment plans, easy re-enrollment and financial assistance program help families stress less and enjoy summer more.

Multi-Activity Day Camps

With our comprehensive recreational day camps, campers get to sample an array of activities appropriate for their age and interests, with lots of time for fun, silliness and time with friends.

NameAges   About
Explorer Camp 4.5-6 Combines developmental sports, outdoor learning, exploratory science, arts and crafts, exploratory martial arts, and exploratory gymnastics.
Afternoon Adventures 8-11 Includes activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the Bay, designing and flying your own kite, building and testing your own cardboard sailboat, and much more all packed into a half-day of adventure.
Blue Camp 7-12 Combines developmental sports, outdoor learning, science, and the arts to create a fun, well-rounded, diverse camp experience.
Discovery Camp 10-12 Paddle, observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Science Adventures 12-14 Gives campers the opportunity to observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.

Specialized Sports and Activity Camps

From screen time to hangtime, campers can try a new experience or advance from beginner to expert in our specialized camps.

NameAges  About
Esports Camp – NEW! 12-14 Gain new skills and learn about teamwork, leadership, and strategy in a high-tech, supportive, and inclusive environment centered around Esports: competitive, organized video gaming.
Media Production Camp – NEW! 12-14 Explore the leading edge of digital media and video production, using professional equipment such as cameras and camcorders, computer editing software, audio recording software, lights, and more. 
Cal Skateboard Camps 8-16 A nationally recognized program giving campers an opportunity to learn in a one-of-a-kind environment, with a variety of ramps and street obstacles.
Gymnastics Camp 4-14 Develop new gymnastics skills, play games, make new friends, and create lasting memories.
Martial Arts Camp 6-16 Quality instruction in martial arts, promoting fitness of mind and body.

Cal Adventures Outdoor Camps

For campers who describe their summers with action verbs…Play. Climb. Sail. Explore. These camps are all about new adventures, getting outside, moving, and exploring the Bay Area’s natural wonders.

NameAges  About
Afternoon Adventures 8-10 Includes activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the Bay, designing and flying your own kite, building and testing your own cardboard sailboat, and much more all packed into a half-day of adventure.
Discovery Camp 10-12 Paddle, observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Mid-Summer Adventures 8-12 An all-day camp July 5-8; features an introductory mix of aquatic and land-based activities similar to our Discovery and Afternoon Adventures camps.
Paddle Adventures 9-12 Split the day exploring the water and land! Play, craft and learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding and sit-on-top kayaking on the South Sailing Basin.
Rock Climbing Camp 8-17 Gain confidence in an exhilarating activity: rock climbing. Learn belay skills, knot-tying, top-rope climbing, and equipment care.
Sailing Camps 10-17 Learn and review the essentials of sailing on the beautiful San Francisco Bay, Campers are assigned to groups based on their skill level.
Science Adventures 12-14 Gives campers the opportunity to observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Sea Kayaking Camp 10-17 Learn the basics of sea kayaking, including: paddling technique, equipment, safety procedures, and rescue skills.
Windsurfing Camp 10-17 Provides campers with an introduction to the sport of windsurfing.
New for 2022:

Esports Camp for Teens
Designed for tech savvy teens who enjoy competitive gaming and have an interest in meshing their interests and skills. 
Ages 12-14
Fee; $850
Dates:  Dates:  Jun. 6 - Aug. 12  (1 week camps)    

Media Production Camp for Teens

Campers will learn to use professional equipment such as cameras and camcorders, computer editing software, audio recording software, lights, and more.
The program will lead youth through the many aspects of video production and digital journalism.

Ages 12-14
Fee; $850
Dates:  Dates:  Jun. 6 - Aug. 12  (1 week camps)    

https://recsports.berkeley.edu/youth-programs/

https://recsports.berkeley.edu/youth-programs/youth-registration/

Cal Youth Camps Enrollment Center

Recreational Sports Facility

2301 Bancroft Way, #4420

Berkeley, CA 94720-4420

College of Environmental Design Camps (embARC, DISC*, Summer [IN]STITUTE)

Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 643-1188 
Fax:  (510) 643-4752

embARC Summer Design Academy(link is external)
Email: embarc@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)
Web: https://bit.ly/UCBerkeley_embARC2022

embARC is an immersive summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds in a virtual space to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Materials Exploration Workshop.  

embARC is an immersive summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Materials Exploration Workshop.

Why Should I Attend?

  • Explore architecture, urban design and city planning as possible college majors and careers
  • Hone and develop skills through college-level coursework
  • Immerse yourself in design studio culture and the college campus experience
  • Work in a team environment with peers who have similar interests
  • Build a design portfolio to use when applying to college
  • Tackle real public policy issues and make a real impact on your world
  • Earn a certificate of completion and 1 unit of credit on an official UC Berkeley transcript

Ages: Students entering their junior or senior year of high school

Program Format: In-person

Dates: July 5 - July 29, 2022

To Apply
To be considered for the program, you must submit the following by May 1st, 2022:

Completed embARC online application with essay
$50 application fee
High school transcripts that include all grades from 9th grade through the fall semester preceding your application
Letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor, teacher, principal or community leader

We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning in mid-February, and welcome early submissions. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Summer Tuition and Fees:
Domestic: $4,500
International: $7,163

Scholarships are available for domestic students.

“Thank you all for creating such a dynamic summer program. The [embARC] staff was nothing short of fantastic. Each day they arrived fully vested with awesome energy. Each week they continued to mentor and find ways to listen, help and motivate our student...Fabulous program! We hope you continue to expand, help, motivate, and enrich the summers for future students." - Parent of embARC student


Disc* (Design and Innovation for Sustainable Cities)
Email:summerdiscovery@berkeley.edu
Web: https://bit.ly/UCBerkeley_DISC2022

Disc* is an immersive five-week summer program for undergraduates that explores an interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approach to design and analysis in the urban environment. Disc* participants engage in the discourses of urban innovation, and develop creative solutions to tackle the urgent challenges global cities face today. Disc* is open to eligible students from any college or university. No prior experience in design is necessary.

Ages: Current college students (must be 18 or older)

Dates: July 5 - August 5, 2022

Format: In-person

To Apply

To beconsidered for the program, you must submit the following by May 15, 2022:

Completed Disc* online application with essay
$80 application fee
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Current college transcripts

We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning in mid-February. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received; early submissions are encouraged. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Summer Tuition and Fees:
Domestic: $4,500
International Students: $7,063


Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design
Email: summer-institutes@berkeley.edu
Web: https://bit.ly/UCBerkeley_SummerInstitute2022

The Summer [IN]STITUTE is a six week program that gives students the opportunity to test their enthusiasm for the material and culture of environmental design. The Institute consists of [IN]ARCH, [IN]LAND and [IN]CITY, three introductory programs in architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable city planning for post-baccalaureate students or senior-level undergraduates, as well as [IN]ARCH ADV, an advanced studio for post-baccalaureate students who have a degree in architecture or are senior-level architecture majors.

Students in the Summer Institute explore the methods and theories of the fields, experience the culture of design and planning studios, connect to top faculty and practitioners, and build a portfolio for graduate school application.

Ages: Participants must hold a Bachelors Degree

Dates: July 5 - August 12, 2022

To Apply
To be considered for the program, you must submit the following by May 15, 2022

Completed Summer [IN]STITUTE online application with essay
$80 application fee
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Copy of most recent undergraduate transcript

We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning in mid-February. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received; early submissions are encouraged. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Summer Tuition and Fees
Domestic: $4,500
International: $7,063

iD Tech Summer STEM Campus 

Phone: (888) 709-8324
Email: info@iDTech.com
Register Online: https://www.idtech.com/locations/california-summer-camps/uc-berkeley(link is external)

At iD Tech, kids and teens learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Held at UC Berkeley.

This summer, your child can explore a prestigious campus, make friends as they master new tech skills, and join a community of 500,000 iD alumni who are changing the world with tech. Choose from iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17) and Alexa Café (weeklong, designed for girls, 10-15).

Level: Ages 7-17
Dates: June 13 - August 12, day & overnight options, M-F, and weekend stays available

Registration Deadline: NA, but courses are already selling out

Lawrence Hall of Science Camps 

Summer Camps at The Lawrence

Fun and captivating science experiences are available for children entering Kindergarten through ninth grade. Spark your child’s curiosity with topics like animal habitats, space exploration, coding, and more! Our expert educators provide an engaging and inclusive experience for all participants. Campers will benefit from hands-on science learning as well as interacting with others.

Teen Research Programs at The Lawrence

These one-week explorations allow students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 to dive deep on science topics like marine biology, forest management, biotechnology, data analysis, and more. Our programs are developed in collaboration with educators and scientists at UC Berkeley, including Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter. Teens will benefit from the science content as well as from connecting with others. Meeting graduate students and faculty who are doing real-time research at the university level, and hearing their personal narratives, provides an inspiring, empowering experience and creates pathways for the next generation.

BOOST@BerkeleyHass (Formerly the YEAH Program) **Awaiting Updates**

Phone: (510) 643-4622
Email: Lucas Abbott at labbott@haas.berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)
www.haas.berkeley.edu/(link is external)boost
Visit Boost@BerkeleyHaas on Facebook(link is external)

Boost@BerkeleyHaas(link sends e-mail)
The Boost Program is a free four-year program in which high school students are mentored by UC Berkeley (HAAS) MBA and Undergraduate students through a fun and challenging business curriculum with a focus on entrepreneurship, college readiness and professional development. Preference is given to youth who come from low-income famililes, attend public schools, or would be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college. 

Level: Current 8th graders
Dates: July 16 – July 27,  Mon. through Fri., 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at UC Berkeley, then two Saturday mornings per month during the school year. (Visit website for more information and the online application.) 
Registration deadline: April 7

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth 

Email:BBAY@Berkeley.edu
www.haas.berkeley.edu/businessacademy

The Institute for Business and Social Impact at the BerkeleyHaas School of Business is offering an in-person middle and high school summer academy opportunity for students rising 7th -12th grades. Students will learn from professors who are at the top of their field and from  PhD candidates, staff as well as guest speakers from corporate America. Subjects taught include teamwork, entrepreneurship, strategy, accounting, marketing, presentation skills, and more.   Each session culminates in a business plan project that students create in teams.

For more information, please visit the web site www.haas.berkelehy.edu/businessacademy. Students are required to fill out an application, write an essay, provide teachers recommendation and two years of unofficial transcript.

Middle School Session: June 13 - June 25, 2022; 9 am - 3:00 pm
Level: Rising 7th-9th graders
Program Fee: see website
Application deadline: April  2022

High School Session: 

Session 1: July 11 - July 23, 

Session 2:  July 23 - Aug. 6; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Level: Rising 10th-12th graders
Residential Program Fee: see website
Application deadline: March, 2022

Berkeley Pre-College Scholars: Summer Commuter Program 

Berkeley Summer Sessions & Study Abroad

1995 University Ave., Ste. 130, Berkeley CA 94704

Virtual Advising: See our virtual advising options

Email: precollege@berkeley.edu

(link sends e-mail)

Website: Precollege.berkeley.edu (link is external)

The Berkeley Pre-College Scholars: Summer Program offers international and domestic high school students the opportunity to join a community of scholars and pursue your academic goals at the world’s No. 1 public institution. Our Summer 2022 courses will allow you to earn Berkeley college credit and learn with Berkeley students and visitors from around the world. Choose from lower-division courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, ESL, STEM, and much more! Virtual, residential, commuter, and new non-credit tracks are available. Visit precollege.berkeley.edu for more information.

The 2022 application period will open on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 for the Residential and Non-credit Tracks.

The 2022 application period will open on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 for the Commuter & Virtual Tracks. 

For more information on eligibility, activities, costs, and more, visit our Pre-College webpage https://precollege.berkeley.edu/

Summer Camps at University Village

1123 Jackson St., Albany, CA 94706
Phone: (510) 524-4926
Fax: (510) 527-9934
Email: uvrec@berkeley.edu
Website: villagerecreation.berkeley.edu

Bay'r Explorers | Basketball | Baseball | Berkeley Chess School | Circus | Lego Engineering | Pacific Soccer Training | Skateboard | SummerBears | Stop-Motion Animation!

 & More! 

Plus Mini Camps for ages 3-7

Space is limited and early registration is highly recommended!

Ages: Generally 3-15 years
Dates: Summer 2022
Fees: Varies

Full Details & Registration At:
villagerecreation.berkeley.edu/summer-camps

UC Botanical Garden Green Stuff Day Camp 

200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045  
Phone: (510) 643-2755
Email: greenstuffcamp@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)
Website: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/green-stuff(link is external)

Have your child spend a magical week at the UC Botanical Garden’s award-winning nature camp. Green Stuff camp is a fun hands-on science day camp for children entering Grades 1 to 4, with a special mixed ages “Sibling Week,” and “Alumni Week” for returning campers entering Grades 5 and 6. Examples of activities campers enjoy include:

  • Go on a five senses tour of the Garden
  • Learn about amazing plant adaptations and habitat diversity
  • Collect seeds in our Crops of the World garden
  • Become a young botanist and see plant parts up close under microscopes
  • Keep a nature journal
  • Experiment with growing your own seedlings
  • Hunt for garden animals including birds, newts, lizards and compost critters
  • Discover how Native Americans of California used plants
  • Make art and crafts from plant material to take home
  • Investigate in a different part of the Garden everyday!

Green Stuff is a wonderfully small camp, limited to 10 children per week with 2 counselors, where each child gets very personal attention. The two counselors are a team of one lead staff with a degree and experience in childhood education paired with a well-trained UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate student in Plant Sciences, both of whom have experience and a love for sharing with young children the wonders of the natural world.


Ages: Sessions are grouped by Fall Grade Level
Times: Grades 1-2 hours 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; Grades 3-4, and 5-6 hours 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fee/week: $475-$450 or $375-$400 for Garden Members at the Family level
Dates: Week long sessions, June 6 - Aug. 1, check for Grade Levels

Bay Area Writing Project - Youth Summer Programming 

Bay Area Writing Project - contact Tara Kaiser
Email: bawp@berkeley.edu

Young Writers Camps and Courses
Ages: Students entering grades 3-8 in the fall
Fees Vary: $$650 - $750 (Scholarships are available - application is required and available on the website.)
- $50.00 discount is given to families who register more than one child.
- 20% discount given to current UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff or Student (staff or student id required.)

Virtual Course: The Art of Storytelling
June 6 - 17, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 3rd - 8th
$650.00
It doesn’t matter how old you are, you have stories to share. In this course we help you bring your story to life. Good stories make us care. Good stories build our relationships. Storytelling breaks down barriers to foster compassion and respect for difference. Whether it’s a tale that you recount factually or a tale that gets taller with each passing moment, this is the place to hone the craft of storytelling. Come tell your story.

In-Person Camp: The Art of Journaling
Park Day School Campus in Oakland, CA
June 20 - July 1, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 3rd - 8th
$700.00
Makers, come join this space to dabble and explore as you are prompted to write using words, imagery and color. For this hands-on course each writer will receive a small package of supplies that we will use for creating and writing. Discover how rich writing can actually be.

Cancellations made after June 1, 2022 will not be eligible for a refund of the supply costs.

Virtual Course: Room to Explore
June 20 - July 1, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 3rd - 8th
$650.00
Adults are not the only ones who have to think about their Race, Identity and Sexuality. Making sense in this world can be complicated. How do you sort it all out? Writing can definitely help. You choose the topic and together we will discuss and support writing in a space that is safe. This is a course for those who feel curious, upset, open, confused, passionate, alarmed, action-oriented, resistant……the list goes on. This is a course to explore your voice, explore who you are, and who you want to be.

We will break writers into grade based groups to ensure content is appropriate for each age group.

In-Person Camp: Berkeley Writing Academy
University of California, Berkeley Campus (2121 Berkeley Way)
July 11 - 22, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 3rd - 8th
$700.00
In this course we will blend the arts of informing, arguing and persuading.

Our focus will be demonstrating different methods of expressing your views on a subject. It will help you share your ideas and opinions in a constructive way, something you’ll rely on in your academic and personal life.

Knowing how to make the best use of these three forms of nonfiction writing can help in many ways, such as writing school essays, writing letters advocating for a cause you are passionate about, writing a blog, or even writing that sci-fi fiction piece.

Virtual Course: Fan Fiction
July 11 - 22, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 3rd - 8th
$650.00
You know what’s annoying? When you love a story but it’s missing something great or it ended too soon. Did you think The Mandalorian was awesome but the ending was a bit of a let-down? Write your own ending! Or maybe you think Harry Potter’s world of wizards needed more wizards of color. Or maybe a supporting character should have been the main character. The author Toni Morrison once said, “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” Well what if the story has been told but you know how to tell it better?

Remote Course: Science Fiction and Fantasy
July 25 - August 5, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 3rd - 8th
$650.00
Do you have a crazy imagination? Do you dream of riding on the back of a great winged beast or flying a spaceship through a blackhole? Do you envision a world where witches control your fate or we live in a kingdom full of robots casting spells atop floating mountains? Or maybe you are a little more doomsday and have stories of post-apocalyptic life. The possibilities are limitless! In this course we will write things only you can imagine. As Willy Wonka said, “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

The 2022 courses for high school are still being finalized. Please visit https://bawpwritingcamp.org/ for information on all our programs.

Teen Writing Workshops
Ages: Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall
Fee: Varies (Scholarships are available - application is required and available on the website.)
- $50 discount is given to families who register more than one child.
- 20% discount given to current UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff or Student (staff or student id required).

Future Fiction Now!
June 21 - July 1, 2022
Instructor: TR Amsler
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
9th - 12th Grades
Virtual
$650.00
OK, science fiction is really cool. You’ve got space ships, computers embedded in your brain, life on meteorites, and maybe even aliens. Climate fiction, with its flooded cities and fallen governments, can be cool in an apocalyptic, ‘let’s try to avoid that’ kind of way. Sci-fi and cli-fi often are the escape hatch a reader and writer was looking for. But what if these genres also reflect our hopes and fears? What if they actually help us better understand race, migration, climate change and politics? From Afro-futurism to zombies, we’ll have a chance to write about what matters to us, and what matters to our future.

Anecdotal Writing
June 13 - 17, 2022
Instructor: Eric Gustafson
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
11th - 12th Grades
Virtual
$325.00
Good storytelling is a way to make your writing more engaging. In the course, you will first hone this craft by writing a profile article. We will begin by workshopping questions that elicit vivid storytelling and thoughtful reflection from your subject. Beginning with an anecdotal lead, the article you write will be focused on developing your subject as a character. With the second writing piece, the tables will be turned. You will become the subject of the article. Conveying who you are as a person is what college admission officers are looking for in an essay. This course will help you succeed in doing that. (Current UC/Common App prompts will be used.)

What is Lost (and Gained) in Translation?: A New Look at Poetry
Dates Pending
Instructors: Eva Oliver & Shelley Goulder
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8th - 10th Grades
Location Pending
$350.00
“Translation is entirely mysterious. Increasingly I have felt that the art of writing is itself translating, or more like translating than it is like anything else.” — Ursula K. Le Guine. In this writing course, students will engage with poetry translation. First, they will translate poems from their original language into English. Next, they will translate each poet’s style by writing their own poems in response, using poetry as a way to translate their own feelings and experiences. And, finally, they will reflect on the experience of interpretation by exploring what is lost and gained in translation.

InkSwarm
June 21 - July 1, 2022
Instructor Aryn Faur
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9th - 12th Grades
In Person at UC Berkeley
$700.00
Inkswarm is a hive for creative writers of all stripes! Do you find it impossible to choose between poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction or art? Don't choose! Join us! During the first week, students will play with many writing exercises to explore dialogue, setting, point of view, poetics, and other craft elements, along with lots of opportunities to develop writing friendships that can continue outside of camp.  During the second week, they will workshop and revise a single piece they are most committed to. By the end of camp, each participant will have a scrapbook filled with their own work as well excerpts from the campers. We end with a camp celebration and reading. Bring a laptop, and your favorite writing utensils! We'll try to get outside on the beautiful UC campus as much as possible.

Backpack Journalism
June 21 - 24, 2022
Instructor: Brian Barr
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9th - 12th Grades
Virtual
$325.00
Journalism is changing. No longer confined to a newsroom, journalists report from cafes, street corners, and sports venues and all over the world. Hone your skills in this class so that you are ready to report on the go.
In this course we will explore the fundamentals of writing a strong article for the public eye. This includes developing reporting skills by learning to write breaking and hard news stories,  personality profiles, and opinion pieces, such as columns, editorials and reviews.

Sports Journalism
June 21 - 24, 2022
Instructor: Brian Barr
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9th - 12th Grades
Virtual
$325.00
Every young sports fan at one point seems to have the ideal job in mind: sports journalist. But a lot more goes into being a sports writer than watching your favorite teams for free.
In this course we will explore the fundamentals of being a sports journalist. This includes writing compelling game stories on a tight deadline, identifying and developing interesting and in-depth athletic profiles, and establishing a unique voice for sports opinion columns.

Anecdotal Writing
July 11 - 15, 2022
Instructor: Eric Gustafson
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
11th - 12th Grades
In Person at UC Berkeley
$350.00
Good storytelling is a way to make your writing more engaging. In the course, you will first hone this craft by writing a profile article. We will begin by workshopping questions that elicit vivid storytelling and thoughtful reflection from your subject. Beginning with an anecdotal lead, the article you write will be focused on developing your subject as a character. With the second writing piece, the tables will be turned. You will become the subject of the article. Conveying who you are as a person is what college admission officers are looking for in an essay. This course will help you succeed in doing that. (Current UC/Common App prompts will be used.)

Writing Scary Stories
July 11 - 29, 2022
Instructor: Emily Wilkinson
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9th - 12th Grades
Virtual
$700.00
Join us as we explore the pages of strange and dark stories, listen to disturbing tales of delight, and watch a few flustering flicks as we craft our own horrific narratives, comics, and poetry. In this three-week course, students will read, discuss and compose their own suspenseful stories and/or screenplays of the strange, the horrific, and the supernatural. No prior experience in writing horror will be necessary, as we will explore the structures and oddities of the horror and sci-fi genres.

Playing With Language: Finding Your Voice and Sharing It
July 18 - 22, 2022
Instructor: Sarah Trott
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9th - 12th Grades
Virtual
$325.00
In this workshop, students will experiment with language and storytelling to create new work and find new ways to express themselves. They will look at different platforms to share their voices, including personal zines, broadsides and digital formats. Participants will engage in daily creative writing exercises, including flash fiction and poetry, learn to make a one page zine and a broadside featuring one of their own pieces of writing.

Making Effective Arguments
July 25 - 29, 2022
Instructor: Avi Black
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
9th - 12th Grades
In Person at UC Berkeley
$350.00
Being able to make an effective argument in writing is the single greatest predictor of college success. While there are ways in which all good arguments are constructed, there are also specific ways in which those arguments are reasoned depending on the subject (history, science, English, math) being addressed. In this class, you’ll learn how to make ‘CLEVR’ arguments based on a ‘CL’aim, good ‘EV’idence, and especially the ‘R’easoning that ties the evidence to the claim.

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AAUW Oakland-Piedmont's Online Virtual Camps Fair

Launching March 11th

AAUW Oakland-Piedmont has been hosting live and virtual summer camps fairs for 35 years. Listings are geared to provide parents with many different choices for their children's summer activities with a variety of themes and pricing levels. While you're on the website, check out the many wonderful projects that AAUW Oakland-Piedmont does in the community. Inquiries are welcome.

Residential Summer Programs for High-School Students at Other UC Campuses

COSMOS

https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main

SUMMER 2022July 10th - August 6th, 2022

ONLINE APPLICATIONS will be available January 12th, 2022
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATION MATERIAL IS FEBRUARY 11 2022

COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.

Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, the curriculum of each program builds on the unique teaching and research expertise of its faculty and host campus. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants, so selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence.