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Adventure Time Afterschool & Summer Camp (Oakland, CA)
Editor note: there is a camp in Walnut Creek with a similar name: Adventure Day Camp
Re: Extended care Kindergarten at Chabot
I always considered AT to be a pretty good bargain, especially after what we paid for pre-school... We're just about to graduate from Chabot this year, and over the years I've only heard of 3 options for those that didn't/couldn't use AT- Studio One, Tzofim, or hire a college student/au pair/nanny.
Eventually all kids who need pre or post care ended up at AT. Reasons being ease, convenience, quality of care, reliability. As soon as you start looking for off-campus care, things get more complicated and there may be costs you haven't calculated yet (transportation). Sorry for not really answering your question, but maybe you need to think it through more. And other advice- SIGN up for AT on the official sign up day! You can always cancel or reduce your hours later, but if you don't sign up in the spring, you may not get a space in the fall! Mom of 2
Hello, Has anyone ever tried Adventure Time Summer Day camp or know someone who has? I have a nine year old daughter that I would like to send for a couple of weeks. I have their 2009 brochure and what's being offered sounds interesting, but sometimes that can be deceiving. The camp location is at Kaiser Elementary and the Explorers Group is located at Roberts Park, both in Oakland. Susan Sung is the Director. (Please do not confuse this camp with Adventure Camp that's located in Walnut Creek.) Any feedback provided is appreciated. Thank you. Cheryl
My son loves the laid-back, unstructured nature of the camp, and being able to play outdoors all day long. He appreciates not having to do specific activities and learn things all the time. He loves going swimming too. The thing I think I like the best about AT in general (it's also our school's afterschool program) is the lack of staff turnover. Several of my favorite staff members have been there all 3 years, and show no sign of leaving. Karen
I think one of the problems is they have to stop and take roll several times a day - the one thing that makes it very parent friendly is that they don't have an official start or finish time - you can take your kid there from 8 to 2 one day and 11 to 6 the next. As a result, they do have to keep track of everyone. Parents appreciate/expect it, kids hate it. It was hard on my son when he was younger and had more issues with attention, keeping quiet, etc. To help the role taking go as quickly as possible, they do try all kinds of tricks and incentives, but my son got in trouble often.
But, as a parent, I like all the staff, and adore the ones I've gotten to know over the years. I think they make a great effort to provide interesting activities and variety to the day. I also like their flexibility and their hourly rates. Mom of Two
I'm starting to plan for my daughter's summer and was interested
in feedback on the Adventure Time summer program. She's
finishing Kindergarten and goes to a school with afterschool AT
that we don't use, and she's always asking when she'll get to do
AT. The price and 3-4 day per week options are appealing. But
how does it compare to the snazzier camps like Galileo and Monkey
Business in terms of keeping kids constructively occupied? I've
read the reviews and know the latter two are great but they're
also pricey, especially if we don't really need all 5 days.
summertime, and the livin' ain't easy
Editor note: see Summer camp for daughter just finishing kindergarten for additional suggestions.
Re: Thanksgiving week camp for 7 year old
Adventure Time - http://www.adventure-time.com/index.html Contact them to see which campus they will hold their Thanksgiving break camp at. Loves AT
Check out Adventuretime. They are located at most of the public schools in Oakland, San Leandro and I think Berkeley. They are my standby for weeks when school isn't in session. The business office is located in Berkeley. I know they have openings. They have several locations throughout the eastbay. My son has been in the program for 2 years, he started off at 4 years old. Child has to be 4 years and 9 months up to 6th grade. I am sorry that I don't have the business number on me but you can call the operator and they can give you the number. Good Luck. Cindy
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