Berkeley Forest School


 

Registration is now open for Berkeley Forest School’s Summer Camp! This year, we’ll hold camps at Strawberry Creek Orchard (ages 2.5 - 4.75) and at the Fern Picnic Site at Tilden Regional Park (ages 4.75+) and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ll play and work together on building and bushcraft skills, plant identification, foraging, natural crafting, animal tracking, and more! All camps are staffed by a team of early childhood educators experienced in cooperative learning outdoors. Berkeley Forest School is child-led and teacher-supported.

We have two programs based on children's ages:

Orchard Camp - Strawberry Creek Orchard

For kids who are 2.5 years up until 4.75 years old as of the first day of camp.
Tuesday-Thursday
9:00-12:30, $245 per week

Fern Camp - Tilden Regional Park

For kids who are 4.75 years of age or older, as of the first day of camp.
Monday-Friday
9:00-1:30, $345 per week


We're excited to return to the outdoors this summer for hiking, running, climbing, exploring, and blackberry picking, perhaps even finding a banana slug or six! Here's some information about our 2018 sessions:


berkeley forest school 2018 summer camp

Week of

June 25

July 2
No camp on July 4

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30

August 6

August 13

Enrollment deadline

June 11

June 25
 

July 2

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30

August 6

• Fern Camp is at the Fern picnic site at Tilden Park in Berkeley. Orchard camp is at Strawberry Creek Park.

• Orchard Camp is $245/week. Fern Camp is $345/week.

• If for some reason your child is unable to attend camp during a particular week for which you have signed up, please advise us as soon as possible if you would like to change to another week. Only if there is space in another camp week and before the payment due dates will we be able to accommodate any requests. Otherwise, camp payments are not refundable.

• There are three possible discounts given for camp:
      - 5% discount for signing up for 4-7 weeks of camp.
      - 10% discount for signing up for all eight weeks of camp.
      - 10% sibling discount.

Click here for Summer 2018 Camp enrollment application

Applications are due in the office the due dates listed above. Please keep in mind that camp is first-come, first-served and may fill to capacity. Information, instructions, and an enrollment checklist are on the application form, but here is some additional information:

Only complete applications (one per child) will be considered. It may take some time to receive paperwork from physicians. If this applies to you, please consider that in the time it may take you to complete your enrollment packet. If there is more than one parent or guardian, all must sign the application form. Please send all materials, including check or money order for payment, as one complete package by mail to:

ATTN: Summer Camp
Berkeley Forest School
1250 Addison St., Suite 101
Berkeley, CA 94702

We will send a confirmation email with further details such as what to bring upon receipt of the completed application form and payment.

Please contact us using the form below if you have any additional questions and we will respond soon. We're looking forward to hearing from you.

To enroll for summer camp, please use the enrollment form.



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