Camp Elmwood

Community Subscriber
Operated By: 
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Kinder, School-Aged, Preteens, Teens
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CAMP SCHEDULE: August 1-5, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, for a family BBQ at 5:15 p.m. and program at 6:00 p.m.  ACTIVITIES: Art, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, lawn games, music, drama, dance, science, cooking, swim-hike, talent show, community service and opportunities for leadership.

COST: $80 for the first camper and $75 for additional family members. Scholarship are available via the registration form. After Care from 2:00-5:30 p.m. is also available for $30 per camper. Each camper will bring his or her own lunch, a reusable water bottle and a food contribution for our Friday BBQ.

For information on Teen Leadership Camp: July 25-29, 2016, Counselor Training for Teens Ages 14- 18 please visit our website.

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June 1996

Here is a local 1 week day camp in Berkeley in August that my kids have gone to for the past two summers. It is a very fun experience. It would have been great if it was for a longer time but the man who runs it, takes off a week of vacation from his other job in order to provide this camp for the kids.


My kids attended Camp Elmwood this summer and I recommend it highly. They really do mean it when they say "Each camper will have the opportunity to be a leader and to learn from others." The kids plan and prepare a BBQ on the last day for parents and community members, and then put on a show after dinner to display what they've done for the week. My 13-year-old son was a counselor, for which he was paid $50 for the week! He organized and taught hocky classes and helped to put on a demo game at the parents' BBQ, guiding the little kids through their paces. But the remarkable feat was my 11-year-old, a known troublemaker in some circles, who taught some younger kids at camp a few magic tricks and then put on a show with them for the parents. This is the kind of thing that really gets a mom excited about a summer camp! This camp is just one week in the summer, put together almost entirely by a Berkeley lawyer, Fred Harvey, in collaboration with his church, St. John's Presbyterian (though the camp is non-religious in nature.)