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City of El Cerrito Summer Programs
Hi! This will be my 6 year old son's first year in a camp and I am kind of nervous about the whole thing! He really loves sports so we were looking at him attending the EC Sports camp. I haven't read any reviews. Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with it? We were also looking at the Albany YMCA which I have heard good things about. Thank you!! Leslie
Re: Gymnastics camp for 6 year old novice
I have the perfect camp for your child: Gymnastics camp at El Cerrito Community Center, on Moeser. They have week-long morning camps (9-12:30) for this age group, and no prior experience is required. I believe they offer this most weeks of the summer, but you'll have to check. My daughter did it last year and will go again this year, and she had a blast. Check out the website for the City of El Cerrito's rec program and search around until you find the info, or go directly to the Community Center and register. http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation/ Christine
We are thinking about sending our 5 and 7 year old boys to El Cerrito Camp. I checked the archives but don't see many recent posts about this camp. Can anyone share their positive or negative experiences? We sent our older son to a different camp last year but he didn't love it. We are looking for a half day camp two afternoons a week so if anyone has other recommendations [we're already familiar with Steve and Kate's], I would appreciate the advice. Summer is a comin'
Re: Camp for 1st grader that lasts more than 2 weeks
For the last few years, we've been sending our daughter to the Junior Explorers Camp that is run by the City of El Cerrito Recreation Department. It is available for ten weeks, and each week they do different activities and a short local field trip. They also swim at the El Cerrito Community Center in the afternoons on M,W,F. My daughter never gets bored, and in fact, she has made some nice friends there. They have all day coverage too, which is great for parents that still have to work all day. Happy Camper's Mom
I'm wondering if any parents have recent experience with either the YMCA camp or the El Cerrito Adventurer camp? I would love my active girl to be at a camp that included swimming as part of their day. Do the instructors seem kind, calm and well connected to the kids? Also considering these for her younger sister who will be entering Kindergarten next year - too young? curious camp mom
We are considering the City of El Cerrito Summer Camp (Castro site) for our active seven-year-old boy. Also, perhaps Windmill Gymnastics for a few weeks. Unfortunately, he won't have a little pal with him at either program because many of his friends are not doing a summer program so I'm worried that it will be a difficult adjustment. Has your child split the summer between more than one camp and been able to navigate each program successfully? What do you think of Castro Camp vs. Windmill? Are there other summer day camp programs in or near El Cerrito that you've had good experiences with? Any input would be helpful. Thanks
Does anyone have experience/opinions about the Harding Summer Camp program in El Cerrito? It sounds like fun from the description. My soon to be 7 year old son is extremely shy and takes a long time to warm up to new situations, especially adults. He does best with smaller less chaotic groups. He likes art, cooking, sciencey things, being active, but not particularly sports. Any opinions about Harding, or other camps more appropriate for a quieter guy would be appreciated. We live in East Richmond, so convenience is an important factor, ie: north Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, etc.Thanks, June
In response to Summer Camp recommendations: My children have been attending the summer camps run by the City of El Cerrito for many years. They offer seperate camps for different ages beginning with "Kindercamp" all the way to "Surf & Turf" for teenagers. The sign-ups are in the Spring on a first-come-first-serve basis. El Cerrito residents have priority registration. Camp sign-ups are done on a week-by-week basis, but are offered all summer. The campers go swimming every day at the El Cerrito Community Center pool. Swim lessons are offered at an additional charge. Lynn
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