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Blue Camp participants who are Bears (ages 9-10)  and Grizzlies (ages 11-12) can look forward to camp days full of new adventures, time with friends, and digging deeper into their interests.  Bears and Grizzlies participate in three morning and three afternoon activities. Campers can try out a new sport, spend time doing arts and crafts, or explore the natural wonders of the Berkeley Hills above the Clark Kerr campus at UC Berkeley.

Bears and Grizzlies who enroll in two-week sessions will have the opportunity to customize their camp day by selecting the elective activities they want to participate in. For those in one-week sessions, campers will be given an activity schedule made up of a selection of Blue Camp’s most widely enjoyed classes.

Please note: Not all classes are available to one-week campers, in particular Archery and Swimming are only available to campers enrolled in two-week sessions.

The table below shows the Elective Activities that campers in two-week sessions can choose from. This year, we are offering the ability for two-week campers to customize their entire schedule. CampDoc will offer several dropdown menus that will show you your class options for each hour, and participants will use these options to build their schedules.

*NOTE: When registering your camper, you may only select each activity once. Any campers who are signed up for the same activity at multiple hours will have their schedules manually changed based on availability to ensure that they are participating in six different activities.

Available Track Activity Choices



Sand Volleyball









Table Tennis




Track & Field



Magic the Gathering



F.U.N. (Variety Class)


*Campers participating in swim lessons will be escorted and monitored by gender-specific group leaders to change before and after their swim. No other users will be in the locker rooms at the same time as the campers.

Switch Day

On the second day of each two week session, Bears and Grizzlies enrolled in two-week sessions are given the opportunity to make changes to their schedules. They may request to switch up to two of their classes for different activities in the same hour. Staff will do their best to accommodate all requests, but no switch can be guaranteed due to maximum class sizes.

In addition, some classes are not eligible for switch day. Swimming cannot be switched into or out of, and popular classes such as Archery usually will not have spots open. The safest way to ensure youth get the classes they want is to select them at enrollment. 

One week campers will not participate in switch day, so please make sure to select the desired classes initially.

Classes with Friends

We cannot guarantee that a camper is placed in the same class as their friends, so we recommend that families coordinate with one another to enroll in the same classes at the same hours in order to ensure they are placed together.

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