Berkeley Forest School


Registration is now open for Berkeley Forest School’s Summer Camp! This year, we’ll be at the Fern Picnic Site at Tilden Regional Park, 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:


For kids who are five years old and up as of the date of the start of camp.
Maximum of 15 kids/week.

Tot Camp

For kids who are three years up until five years old as of the first date of camp.
Maximum of 12 kids/week.

We're excited to return to Tilden this summer for hiking, running, climbing, exploring, and blackberry picking, perhaps even finding a banana slug or six! Here's some information about our 2017 sessions:

berkeley forest school 2017 summer camp

Week of

June 26

July 3
We are not in session on Tuesday, 7/4

July 10

July 17

July 24

July 31

August 7

August 14

Enrollment deadline

June 14

June 28

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

August 9

• Camp is at the Fern picnic site at Tilden Park in Berkeley.

• Camp is $325/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 four or more weeks of camp.
      - 10% discount for signing up for all eight weeks of camp.
      - 10% sibling discount.

For additional information or to begin the registration process, please contact us using the form below. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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