Summer Camp( Entering K-5th Grade)

The “Rec” Summer Camp: The “Rec” Summer Camp exemplifies the best traditional day camp experience for your *K-5th grader(s) while also helping your student avoid the “summer slide.” Did you know that on average, students lose two months of reading skills and over two and a half months of math skills over the summer months? Our camp will support your child’s retention of academic facts and provide them opportunities to develop friendships and great summer memories. Each week there will be exciting activities including art, dance, music, field trips and fun in the sun games all dedicated to a weekly theme. Our highly trained staff bring a wealth of experience and mentorship to all students.

Entering Grades PK-5 Summer Camp Registration Form

Entering Grades 6-8 Summer Camp Registration Form

Summer Camp Parent Handbook

 Deadline to sign up will be the Wednesday before the start of each camp. 

Deadline to sign up for the Underwater Adventurers Camp (week of 6/17) will be on 6/12. Enrollment is on a first come first, served basis. Limits apply so don’t delay and register today! 

Summer Camp

Playwell Engineering with LEGO

Minecraft Engineering Using LEGO

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities. 

Minecraft Master Engineering Using LEGO

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based course, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO


School Break Camps

The City of Emeryville’s Break Camps are specifically designed for the creative and active needs of children 5 (or are going into Kindergarten) through 12 years old. All campers participate in fun activities based around holiday themes. Campers will rotate through programs throughout the day such as: art projects, sports, cooperative games, music, dance, cultural studies, group projects, environment awareness, off-site trips to Bay Area attractions, and much more! Our highly trained staff brings in a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to ensure a positive, fun, and safe experience. Campers must bring a bagged lunch each day.

School Break Camps

Middle School Summer Camp

The “Rec” Middle School Summer Camp: The “Rec” middle school summer camp is the perfect place to send your *middle schooler this summer. Get them out of the house and off those devices! We offer exciting, age appropriate and relevant experiences within a supportive small group environment. Campers will engage in disguised learning activities, creative arts and go on specialized field trips that are designed just for them. They will also get a head start on preparing for the school year both academically and social-emotionally. It will be an unforgettable summer for your pre-teen this year! Deadline to sign up will be the Wednesday before the start of each camp. Deadline to sign up for Creators Camp (week of 6/17) will be on 6/12. Enrollment is on a first come first served basis and does not include entering 9th grade students. See our Leaders in Training Program below for services for 9th-12th grade students. Limits apply so don’t delay and register today!

Middle School Summer Camp



Create up to 5 stop-motion animated flix! Each day you’ll use a new style of stop-motion, combining the favorites of past years with some exciting new styles, making this camp new each year for everyone to enjoy! It’s the ultimate arts and crafts camp where you create, direct, and film your movies in age-appropriate groups. *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. Registration deadline is July 12th. 


Turn the video game into an exciting Minecraft stop-motion movie! Working in age-appropriate groups, bring Steve, the creepers, and more to life, as you write, storyboard, shoot and add voice-overs to your favorite characters. *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. Registration deadline is July 12th. 


 Registration discount and lunch supervision provided to those who register for a full day of IncrediFlix camps! *Discount included in price of camp. Bring your own sack lunch. Registration deadline is July 12th.