Academic Enrichment Camps - August 2014

We have a wide variety of Academic camps for children of all ages and interests throughout the summer.   Most of our camps have before and after care options.

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Young Apprentice (Ages 7-12)
The Young Apprentice Programs use a hands-on integrated approach that builds on what children are learning in school. It incorporates practical knowledge, role-playing, guest speakers, and a weekly field trip. Offered at multiple locations throughout Fremont. For more information, call Rena at 510-494-4344.

By The Book - Summer Bookshelf Camps (Ages 7-11)
Summer is the time to explore children's authors and practice reading in our By The Book - Summer Bookshelf Camps. While the focus is on fun, there will be a connection with elementary school curriculum through the use of vocabulary words and language arts. By The Book camps will be held at the Central Park Visitors Center and Warm Springs Community Center. For more information, call Alvaro a at 510-494-4344. 

  Two weeks to choose from: 
  • The books of JR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings & Hobbit Series (July 14-18)
  • The books of JK Rowling - Harry Potter Series (Aug 11-14)
Politics 101 Camp (Ages 8-14)
NEW  Politics 101 participants will focus on all aspects of government - the process of elections, campaigning, and learning about how the federal, state, and local government works.  Learn through a hands-on model, where participants will be broken up into the different branches of government. (i.e they will run for president, or the congress, and then run for speaker etc). This will help the participants better understand government through a fun lens. Although this course does have some educational information, it will be taught in a fun way that makes it easy for the participants to understand. Instructor Harris Mojadedi.  Held at the Shinn Park and Centerville Community Center in Central Fremont. For information call 510-494-4322.
Junior Rangers (Ages 6-10)
Junior Rangers Camps are created and instructed by the very popular Ranger Sandy. Activities are educational and are designed to encourage environmental appreciation and safety during outdoor experiences. For more information, call 510-790-4451.

Five camp themes to choose from:
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Nature Natives, Nifty Science
  • Rangers of the Lost Artifact
LEGO & Robotics (Ages 5-7, 8-12, 10-14, 12-16)
Create, Build, Play and Learn! We have two fantastic organizations that are back to offer more summer Tech and LEGO camps for kids and young teens.

Call Sheri at 510-791-4318 for more information. Tech and LEGO camps are held at locations throughout Fremont. Extended care options available.

TechKnowHow Kids Camps:  (Fremont Teen Center - Central Park)

Play-Well Teknologies Camps!  (Irvington Community Center)
Mad Science (Ages , 4-6, 5-12)
As one of the world's leading science enrichment providers, Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Mad Science camps are held at various locations throughout Fremont. For more information, call Sheri at 510-791-4318.
Lekha Publishers (Ages 7-13)
Back again this summer! Lekha Publishers are offering three writing camps with your child's work published in an anthology. Held at various locations throughout Fremont.      Combination Camps - Morning and afternoon camps to make a full day camp
For more information, call Katie at 510-494-4349.
Communication Academy Camps (Ages 5-6, 5-8, 9-11, 11-14) Good communication is crucial for success in school and in one's personal life.

Full Day Camps:
Half Day Camps:
For program details, call 408-777-8876. For registration questions, email Alvaro.
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Chess (Ages 5-13)
U.S. Chess Mates teaches chess while emphasizing sportsmanship. All levels of play are welcome in Chess Camp (Ages 5-13). This is a half day camp (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) offered in Central Park or at the Warm Springs Community Center.   For more information, call Sheri at 510-791-4318.

Reading Development programs for Children and Adults
For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service through the Recreation Services Division since 1980.

The Institute of Reading Development offers age appropriate classes for the following age groups:
  • 4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
  • Entering 1st Graders
  • Entering 2nd Graders
  • Entering 3rd Graders
  • Entering 4th or 5th Graders
  • Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
  • Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
  • Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call 800-964-8888
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.Fri. and 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat.
Classes are held at Centerville Community Center and Irvington Community Center.