Academic Enrichment Camps

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.

Participant Emergency Form for all City of Fremont camps

Participant Emergency Form


Junior Fire Rescuers Camp (Ages 11-14)
Junior Fire Rescuers Camp Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a Firefighter? The Junior Fire Rescuers Camp offers the chance to see if you have what it takes. Activities will focus on firefighting basics: leadership, teamwork, search and rescue, ropes and knots, hose drills, and basic first aid. All instruction will be given by real Fremont Firefighters at the Fire Department's state of the art Tactical Training Center. This camp was VERY popular last year, so sign up early.  For more information, call Debra at 510-791-4351.

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)
Mighty Dinos Camp  (Ages 5-9)
NEW We will travel through time every day scouting out the various prehistoric eras in Mighty Dinos Camp. Most of the focus will be on the Mesozoic / Jurassic period because that is exciting and fun when it comes games and activities! We will make the classic craft in a shoebox - the dino-rama! By week's end, your child will have made a timeline chart, a diorama, kept a notebook of facts, hunted for a cache of dino eggs and more!  Camp is held at the Nature Learning Center in Central Park. For more information, call (510) 790-5546.

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
  • Book of Badges
  • Nature Natives, Nifty Science
  • Eco Rangers
  • 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) NEW CAMPS with Sciencesational  (Warm Springs 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.
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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.

Wall Street Wolf Cubs - Money Smart Kids
NEW It's jungle out there... learn how to avoid dangers like debt traps and how to earn, safeguard and grow your money. Along with the focus on making money, Wolf Cubs Camp will include lessons on learning how to balance work and play, problem solving and good decision making, kindness and philanthropy, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for yourself and the people around you. Money skills along with a healthy dose of fun games and activities including the fundamentals of Yoga!  Wolf Cub Camps are held at the Teen Center in Central Park and at Irvington Community Center. For information call 510-790-5546.

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.