OAKLAND SUMMER CAMP · DATES: 6/14–8/20 · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: Park Day School (use entrance on 43rd St), 360 42nd St, Oakland, CA · oakland@steveandkate.com · 510.254.3720

We are currently at capacity for our Oakland location, and have closed registration. You can sign up for our Oakland Waitlist, here.

Steve & Kate's

Oakland Summer Day Camp

Kids Take Charge

At Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust and less self-doubt. 

Our adaptability works to our advantage. Right now we can’t quite operate as usual, but we’ve made the most of mandates and modifications so that kids can make moves (or movies, or magic monster mittens) that matter to them.

Fair And Flexible Fees

Buy any number of days (or weeks, due to pandemic procedures) without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If plans un-plan or cancellations crop-up, we’ll always issue refunds for any unused Passes after the Camp session wraps for the season. It’s how our enrollment rolls with the punches.

New Format, Same Flex

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. Booking by week instead of by day, and moving through Camp in smaller pod-like “Squads” will feel different than past years. But, these adjustments are temporary (and for everyone’s safety) and won’t compromise our commitment to featuring fan favorite programming and issuing fair, automatic refunds.

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

After registration, but before attending, campers select and sign up for an interest-based, pod-like group, called Squads. At Camp, they’ll gather with their fellow enthusiasts in indoor or outdoor spaces, to immerse themselves in activities or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes (or, in Sampler Squads, a little bit of everything!). Each Squad will have related go-to supplies and equipment, as well as general goodies for games and artistic freestyling. 

Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor rec, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky or wet inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring RC cars, Lego blocks, and more. All activities are available to every camper, no matter their age.

We’re still dreaming and drafting up Squad types and crafting activities to fit pandemic protocols, but our current working list looks a little like this: 

Interest-Based Squads

Campers sign up for these "mini-camps" within the camp before attending.

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Stitching Society

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, hand sewing and embroidery

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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, fort building, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace

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Athletic Association

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses

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Sampler Squad

Tastes and tries of sewing machine projects, animation, coding/digital games, board games, Rexlace, game tables, and arcade favorites

Rotating Activities

These activities cruise through Squads for more chances to choose.

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Food or Clay Activity

Campers can get their hands messy making something to eat or sculpting something to take home

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Dynamic Marble Runs

Marble sports are the in-thing this year and campers can create their own raceways that twist, turn and send marbles flying down the track

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Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them

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Sewing machine and Basic Supplies

For Squads that don't specialize in sewing, this kit makes the rounds for campers who want to get crafty

Animation

Animation Stations

Campers create their own stop-motion movies and shorts with our custom Animation Stations. Kids will run the entire show from designing the sets & story, to editing the final project

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Dominoes and LEGO

Building with blocks never goes out of style and doing it with your friends adds a whole other dimension

Classes, Specials, Water and Outdoor Play

Campers may choose to venture beyond their Squad and participate in socially distanced classes, performances and good ol' outdoor play. These will differ depending on location.

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Special Daily Events

Performances such as a magician, a dance troupe or a stunt bicycle rider

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Active Outdoor Classes

Possibilities include martial arts, yoga, and hip-hop dances

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Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide

Our classic slip-and-slide with an inflated track and a splash pool at the end

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Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and other large active recreational equipment are all possible this summer

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Online Workshops

Campers will be able to log-in to a variety of Online sessions throughout the day

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Gaga

This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit

Staff

Kid-thusiasts

Our sites are staffed with kids’ number one fans, hailing from all kinds of backgrounds but with the common denominator being they’re all about our campers. Curious, compassionate and creative, both our year-round and seasonal teams are eager and equipped to give kids just the right amount of structure and guidance.

All staff members are at least 18 years old, are background checked, and are trained in CPR and First-Aid. Counselors will wear masks at all times and are trained on all COVID-19 best practices.

Food

Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. While more options will be added later, we know that we can provide caesar salad and sunbutter and jelly sandwiches daily, on top of campers' favorite item: pizza. Hot from ovens and in sealed boxes, we can get this item safely into kids' hands without worry. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement.

We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned. We’ll announce specific line-ups closer to the start of season, but rest assured, tummies will be full.

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically—COVID may impact flexibility, but it won’t impact what is fair. Local directors will reach out to registered families in April to reserve their specific weeks of attendance. Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Day Pass

Registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do unexpectedly miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at summer's end. Fair is fair.

$105 per day

Summer Pass

For anyone attending more than 30 days, consider our Summer Pass, with one fee that covers the entire summer. If you end up coming to camp less, worry not. We’ll add up what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically at summer's end.

$3,150 per child

Steve & Kate’s also offers limited need-based financial aid to qualifying families. For more information please see our Financial Aid page.

Please be sure to read our Things to Know Before Coming to Camp page for important information including COVID safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions.

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

June 14th–Aug. 20th
*Closed July 5th
Mon.–Fri. 8:00 am–6:00 pm

Location

Park Day School (use entrance on 43rd St),
360 42nd St,
Oakland, CA 94609

Ages

In California, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12.

Meet Us

S&K General Events

Join us at an upcoming event to learn a bit about Steve & Kate's and meet some of our team! Sign up for an Information Session, where we'll give a quick presentation about our program, and then have time for an open Q&A. Or grab the kiddos for an interactive game or workshop at an upcoming Family Night! You'll get to meet some of our team, connect with other families, and experience a little bit of Steve & Kate fun!

These events are not specific to a given camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule. See ya there! 

Contact Us

Online...for now

We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we're encouraging families to email, call, or schedule a virtual hangout with their director.

Local Director

Roxy

Roxy, is our Oakland director. This is her 6th year directing camp with us, but she's been working with Steve & Kate's Camp for a decade now. Roxy loves basketball and when not at camp you can generally find her shooting hoops at any open court in Oakland, or hanging out at Lake Merritt.

This summer Roxy is most excited to hang out with campers–new and old!

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Roxy, your Oakland Director:

Call or text: 510-254-3720 | oakland@steveandkate.com

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Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in Oakland

My 6-year old went to Steve & Kate's in Oakland this summer and I don't know who loved it more, me or her! She loved seeing many familiar faces from school and other camps she's been to (unplanned), the food (!), the activities (like making her own video with friends, learning to knit, baking bread) and the freedom to roam and make decisions for herself.

Jessica G.

(S&K parent)

I really like that you've carved out something truly unique - a completely low-stress experience for parents. No pre-planning, no need to make lunch, no need to decide which days to attend, automatic refunds. It took some stress out of planning our summer.

Dan C.

(S&K parent)

Even though there are so many kids, she was able to put a personal touch to it by remembering every kid’s name, being open to suggestions as well as remembering to remind my 4 year old daughter to go to the bathroom! My daughter had so much fun making a dress for her bear, making bread, dancing, playing with the weekly specials and the list goes on and on.

Elaine C.

(S&K parent)

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Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

 

  • This summer there will be no onsite parking. All families must enter campus from 43rd St where we will host drive-thru style drop-off/pick-up. Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
  • During the bulk of the day, our campus will be closed. If you arrive outside of our normal drop-off and pick-up hours (8am - 9am; 5pm - 6pm), please be sure to text or call us a little before you arrive, so we can come meet you at the gate.
  • For pick-ups, please text us your child's full name 10 minutes before arriving at camp so we can get your camper(s) ready. Then have your photo ID ready to show your director when you pull up to camp.
  • If you need to speak to a Director, we highly encourage calling or emailing us so we can limit our in-person interactions to urgent matters.
  • Squads will be “stable,” made up of 10-18 campers (depending on local regulations), and won’t mix with other groups on campus. Squads will be assigned consistent staff members, too. Squads will remain as stable as possible for the duration of camp. Squad equipment and materials will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. 
  • You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.
  • Check back in the spring for your virtual camp orientation. Once we get closer to summer, we'll email you a link to our Online Camp Orientation. This will provide information relevant to all of our camp locations, including videos about how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and a few more things.