Page updated May 27, 2018
Sunday Soccer & Baseball @ Canyon Trail Park
Head Coach: Joel Gildersleeve
Spring session - concluded
Fall session to be determined
City of El Cerrito Sports Camp 2018 for 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 2018 @ Cerrito Vista Park
11 one-week sessions
Week # and Session dates
July 2-6 No camp Wednesday July 4th - weekly fee prorated
|5||***July 19-13 Change of venue!|
|6||*** July 16-21 Change of venue Mon - Thu ***!|
|8||July 30 - Aug 3|
|9||August 6 - 10|
|10||August 13 - 17|
August 20 - 24
*** Sessions 5-6 will be held at Castro Park (Norvell and Gladys)
due to necessary field maintenance at Cerrito Vista Park.
Swimming will not be held during these two weeks.
On Friday, July 21st, maintenance work will begin at Castro.
On Friday, therefore, Sports Camp will shift back to Cerrito
Vista Park, remaining there for the duration of the summer.
Although proper maintenance of our fields is absolutely necessary,
we sincerely apologize for any incovenience this may cause.
*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, Cerrito Vista Park.
Sign ins and sign outs for our Sports Camps are accomplished at our
Registration Table at Cerrito Vista Park.
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, banana tag (whatever that is!), 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: two large canopies with tables and chairs which provide a
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.
Also: Campers will also enjoy daily water balloon fun, some kite flying, and
other odd things, such as an occasional treasure hunt.
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.
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 games.
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
2017 Sports Camp
AM Sports Camp
$175 / $215
$47 / $57
PM Sports Camp
$195 / $240
$52 / $62
All Day Sports Camp
(any combination of options)
$275 / $340
$72 / $88
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