Summer Camps 2021

The El Cerrito Recreation Department is excited to announce a fun and safe summer for our community. Like our 2020-21 school-year programs, Summer 2021 will continue to follow guidelines set forth by the County and State Health Departments, and prioritize the best practices for youth programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. As circumstances and guidelines around the pandemic change, plans may need to be adjusted or updated. Updates will be posted here, as well as in our e-newsletter, so be sure to subscribe!

summer button1 (guide) Opens in new windowsummer button2 (handbook) Opens in new windowsummer button3 (FAQ)


2021 Summer Schedule: 3 Three-Week Sessions

  • Session 1: Mon, June 14 - Thurs, July 1
  • Session 2: Tues, July 6 - Thurs, July 22 (No camp Mon, July 5)
  • Session 3: Mon, July 26 -Thurs, August 12

Helpful Links

the highlights:

  • A variety of traditional and specialty style camps offered each session, with both full day and half day options
  • Experienced staff and instructors who prioritize health and safety in addition to “F.U.N.” - Friends, Unity, and New Experiences
  • A mostly outdoor, “pod” or “cohort” model that keeps youth in stable groups for longer periods of time and minimizes potential for virus spread by spreading these groups out and preventing intermixing
  • Weekly virtual options
  • Increased scholarship opportunities
  • Deposit option followed by two later auto-charges that allows you to spread out your camp payments
  • Any remaining credits from cancelled 2020 camps or other cancelled programs can be used toward 2021 camps

Scholarship