Recreation & Community Services Department
Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Ave
Albany, CA 94706
Children Grades entering K–5
June 24 –August 23, 2019
Mon–Fri 9 am–5 pm
Ocean View Park
900 Buchanan St.
Weekly fee: $250 for Albany residents; $260 non-residents
Extended Care: 8–9 am, 5–6 pm: $25/week for each, or $45 for both
Camp closed on July 4 & 5 (reduced fee that week: $150 Albany Residents/$160 Non-Residents)
Min 10: Max 40. Camps fill-up fast, call today!
Join us for ALL NEW camp experiences designed to promote children's innovative thinking through STEAM curriculum (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics) and lots of time for good old fashioned playing outside as they explore all that Albany parks have to offer. Join us for a full summer of fun!
Children will be grouped by age into the following teams of about 10: K/1, 2/3, 4/5.
Some weeks include a field trip to local educational destinations such as the Chabot Space and Science Center, Tilden Park, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California. Camp themes are driven by children’s contributions to the curriculum! Each week offers a new way to engage with topics so repeating themes is encouraged.
See descriptions below:
Weekly Camp Descriptions:
|Week 1:||June 24-28||Art Experiments and Adventures|
| Week 2:
July 1 - 3 (no camp on July 4&5;
| Week 3:
||July 8 - 12||Science Sleuths|
| Week 4:
||July 15-19||Technology Vs. Nature|
| Week 5:
||July 22-26||Engineering Challenges
| Week 6:
||July 29 - August 2||Art Experiments and Adventures|
| Week 7:
||August 5 - 9||Science Sleuths|
| Week 8:
||August 12-16||Technology Vs. Nature|
| Week 9:
||August 19 - 23||Engineering Challenges|
Art Experiments and Adventures
Campers will explore various art media with an emphasis on process over product. This week will include adventures to visit local public art installations, culminating in a group project to be displayed by the City of Albany.
Kids will join the Parks and Recreation Department as we prepare for our festive Fourth of July celebration. Each team of kids will create a contribution for the big day, and enjoy kid-planned celebrations throughout the week.
Children have lots of questions about how the world works! In this camp each group of kids will generate questions they have about scientific phenomena (Why is the sky blue? Where do shooting stars come from?) and work together to find answers using local resources like the library.
Technology vs. Nature
Using Deign Thinking as a strategy, campers will use their knowledge of technology to imagine solutions to problems impacting our natural environment. Is there a way to eliminate trash from our parks? Can we create a public service video to teach people to compost? Kids can help save the planet!
Tinkering is the natural occupation of kids big and small. During this week of camp we’ll explore loose parts and real tools to design kid chosen projects. Can they make the world’s tallest popsicle stick structure? What happens if you use corks to build a castle? Let’s find out!