updated 2/11         
SUMMER   2020

  City of El Cerrito Sports Camp ...
Ages 4-12

           Norm Friedman, Director    Joel Gildersleeve, Assistant Director


               "We would like to express sincere thanks to all of our recent Summer Camp
               parents, guardians, and participants.  It has been a great pleasure for us to offer
              a summer program that has been so well received over the years. 

               This summer we will be offering the same activities and returning most of the staff. 
              We hope to add one or two quality senior counselors to make things even better.
              Best wishes, good health to all, and hope to see you again in the summer!

                                                          ~ Norm and Joel ~

A note concerning our governing philosophy and the many options for boys & girls:

  Our priorities are "Safety, Fun, and Learning".  We want everyone to have a good time.   
            If it's a safe activity and fun for the kids we are happy to provide it .  For this reason,
            activities offered are constantly changing to meet the needs of our participants.

           The only restriction that would ever apply would be in the case of a safety issue. 
           For example, we will not allow a 5 year old to play baseball with 10-12 year olds.
          Sometimes we will have two separate groups for age appropriate baseball.

           Whenever feasable, children are given maximum flexibilty in their choice of activities.


                  Summer 2020  @ Cerrito Vista Park
                   11 one-week sessions

 Session dates

#1    June 8 - 12
#2    June 15 - 19
#3    June 22 -  26
#4    June 29 - July 2*** No Camp Friday, July 3rd   (Weekly fee at 80%) 
#5    July  6 -  10  #5 and #6 will be held at Castro Park
#6    July  13 - 17 There will be no swimming during these weeks.
#7    July  20 - 24
#8    July  27 - 31
#9    August    3 - 7
#10  August  10 - 14
#11  August  17 - 21



*City of El Cerrito Summer Camps Extended Care is at the
   Prospect-Sierra School
, Room #1.


***  Registration online http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation

       and click "online registration" to sign up!        


      City of El Cerrito Sports Camp

A full range of
options are available for participants.

    Each of our camps are available in the Morning (9:00-1:00),
   Afternoon (1:00 - 6:00), and All Day (9:00 - 6:00). 
   Options galore to fill out your child's sports and games schedule!

    Of course, as always, children may flow from one camp
    to another. Sports & Games, Soccer Camp, and Baseball Camp
    are all conducted at the same location in the park.

Sign ins and sign outs for our Sports Camps are accomplished at our
  Registration Table at Cerrito Vista.

  After attendance has been taken, your child will be placed
  in the camp of his/her enrollment preference.

   City staff will provide transportation if your child is in "early drop off",
  and they will similarly transport children to and from other City of El Cerrito camps.


   Sports & Games Camp      

    AM, PM, or All Day

  (Optional recreational swimming on Tuesday & Thursday from

  1:30-3:00 pm is included in fees.)

  Activities: Soccer, basketball, baseball, capture the flag, kickball,

  dodge ball, Frisbee*, jump rope, hula hoops, whiffle ball, obstacle

  courses, water balloon tossing on hot days, kite flying (yes, it's true),

  banana tag (whatever that is!), bocce ball, an occasional treasure hunt, etc.

  Home Base: Children will also enjoy visiting the modern play

  structure in the park which is situated a few yards from our home

  base: three large white canopies with tables and chairs providing

  a well shaded games area.

  At the tables: Quieter activities include foosball*, air hockey, cartooning, chess,
  connect four*, hot hoops basketball* and a variety of other board and table games.


  Soccer Camp      

  In appropriate age groups.  AM, PM, or All Day

  Our main instructors are experienced, local soccer players.

  Participants will receive instruction to improve their individual

  soccer skills while also learning the basics of good teamwork.

  Games will be played each day.


  Baseball Camp      


  In appropriate age groups. AM, PM, or All Day


  Soft, synthetic leather safety baseballs will be used.
  Games will usually be played with coaches pitching and catching. 
  For our younger participants, we will also have some Tee-ball

  All daily sign-ins for our Sports Camps are done at the same Registration
  Table at Cerrito Vista Park. Your child will be placed in the camp of
  his/her enrollment preference after attendance has been taken.

  Resident and non-resident fees

2020 Sports Camp
Weekly Session
Daily drop-in
AM Sports Camp
$190 / $235
$48 / $60
PM Sports Camp
$215 / $265
$58 / $72
All Day Sports Camp
(any combination of options)
$295 / $365
$75 / $93


                   Online Registration:

          online http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation and click "online registration" to sign up!



Questions?  Please call the Community Center:  559-7000
                      or Director Norm Friedman 559-8208