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  Sunday Soccer info follows
  Summer Sports Camp details.



         City of El Cerrito - Summer 2014
@ Cerrito Vista Park  (except week #11)

             Norm Friedman, Director   

            Joel Gildersleeve, Assistant Director


              El Cerrito Sports Camp

           Ages 4-12  ~  Weeks 1-11

Summer Camp Dates

   Week 1   June 9-13
   Week 2   June 16-20
   Week 3   June 23-27

   Week 4   June 30 - July 3 *
  *no camp Friday, 7/4
    weekly fees prorated at 80%

   Week 5   July 7-11
   Week 6   July 14-18
   Week 7   July 21-25

   Week 8   July 28 - Aug 1

   Week 9    Aug 4-8
   Week 10  Aug 11-15

   Week 11  Aug 18-22**
Sports Camp is the only City of El Cerrito
       day camp open this final week, Aug 18-22.

      This 11th session will be held at Castro Park
       instead of at Cerrito Vista.  The program will be

       the same, except that there will be no swimming.

  Sports & Games Variety Program

  Something for everyone!

  All Day: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  Morning: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Afternoon: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  (Optional recreational swimming on Tuesday & Thursday from

  1:30-3:00 pm is included in all relevant fees.)

  Activities: Soccer, basketball, baseball, Capture the flag, kickball,

  dodge ball, Frisbee, jump rope, hula hoops, whiffle ball, obstacle

  courses, etc.

  Home Base: Children will also enjoy visiting the modern play

  structure in the park which is situated a few yards from our home

  base: two large canopies with tables and chairs which provide a

  shaded games area.

  At the tables: Quieter activities include foosball*, cartooning, chess,
  connect four*, “hot hoops basketball*” and a variety of board and table games.

  Campers will enjoy some “wet sponge or water balloon tossing”

  on hot days. An occasional ‘treasure hunt’ adds a little spice.

  Morning Sports & Games Campers
  are welcome
to join the Soccer Camp!

  Morning Soccer Camp

  Ages 6-12, Weeks 1-11, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Approximate age groups: 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12

  Our main instructors are experienced, local soccer players.

  Participants will receive instruction to improve their individual

  soccer skills while also learning the basics of good teamwork.

  Games will be played each day.


  Afternoon Baseball Camp

  Ages 6-8, Weeks 9 & 10, 1:00 - 6:00 pm


  One “intermediate” skill group. Soft, synthetic leather safety

  baseballs will be used. Participants will receive instruction in

  batting, base running, fielding, and throwing. Games will be

  played with coaches pitching and catching as well as Tee-ball

  style. On Tuesday and Thursday participants will have the option

  of going to the swimming pool (included in fee) from 1:30-3:00 pm.

  Sports Camp Options   

   When enrolling in any combination of Morning and Afternoon
  Sports Camps, simply enroll in the "All Day Sports Camp". 
  You will be receiving a discount of at least 25% when attending
  from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm! 

  All sign-ins for our Sports Camps are done at the same Registration
  Table at Cerrito Vista Park. Your child will be placed in the camp of
  his/her enrollment preference after attendance has been taken.

  All Resident and non-resident fees are the same as 2013!

2014 Sports Camp Fees
Weekly Session
Daily drop-in
Morning Sports Camp
$150 / $185
$45 / $55
Morning Soccer Camp
$150 / $185
$45 / $55
Afternoon Sports Camp
$175 / $215
$50 / $60
Afternoon Baseball Camp
$175 / $215
$50 / $60
All Day Sports Camp
$250 / $310
$72 / $88





Sunday Soccer & Baseball   @ Canyon Trail Park


  Our priorities are safety, fun, and learning.  We emphasize participation in a
  relaxed, non-stress atmosphere designed to introduce team sports to beginners,
  and provide a fun experience for both the novice and intermediate level player.

  If your son or daughter is not yet ready for organized competition, or if you simply
  wish to enroll your child in an alternative, non-competitive
team sports program,
  this may be a good fit.

  Over 7,000 boys and girls have come through our programs since we began
  in 1991.  More than half began their experience with us at the age of 4 or 5.

  Needless to say, quite a few of our participants eventually moved on to compete
  on school and league teams.

             Fall session:   10 weeks beginning on September 30th

                                    Rainouts, if any, will be made up.


                  Soccer: 12:00 - 1:15 pm           Age groups*:  4-5, 6-7, and 8-10

            Baseball:  1:30 - 3:00 pm         Age groups*:  4-5 and 6-8

                                                           * = approximations      


          Fees :  One activity (Soccer or Baseball) = $220.00 
activities = $330
                       Sibling discount = 15% off any total
                       Three or more children?  Please call for a special discount quote.

  Registration:  You may register in advance by downloading a form and
                         mailing a check payable to:
                         Norm Friedman, 420 Village Dr.  El Cerrito, CA 94530

                         PayPal using Mastercard, Visa or Discover

                        On site registration is always possible.  During the session,
                        enrollments will be ongoing, so you may join us at any time for
                        an appropriately prorated fee which will be updated weekly.

                          *Note to parents: For child care reimbursement purposes
                                                              our Tax I.D. # is 94 - 33 66 846 

   DirectionsThe park sits just below Gatto St. off of Cutting Blvd. Our play area is located
   on the lower field adjacent to the tennis courts.
  If taking the freeway from either the north
   or the south, the park will be less than 5 minutes from the exit.

   When you approach, look for the bright yellow-green school crossing sign on Cutting Blvd.
   The park will on your left as y
ou approach from below; on your right if coming down from the Arlington.

   It is advisable to do a map search before coming for the first time if you are unfamiliar with the area
   because the route includes a few turns that are not right angles!

   It's a beautiful little park. Just a bit tricky to find the first time out.


   What to bring:  For Baseball:  Participants should have their own glove,
                             but we will have some extras just in case.  Own bat is optional.

                           For Soccer:  Soccer shoes are recommended, but sneakers will do. 

                           All participants should bring a water bottle.  Please, no sandals!

  What we provide:  All necessary equipment and a staff hand-picked to provide
                                an environment which fosters good sportsmanship and a fun

                                experience for all, regardless of an individual's skill level.

                                Fuji apples, Granny Smith's, and Navel oranges will be made

                                available during a brief snack break during both the Soccer
                                and Baseball portions of the program.

  Age Groups:        Our age groups are flexible.  We try to find the right group for each
                               child in the program.  Chronological age is not the sole criteria.
                               We make our groups and observe.  In this regard, parent feedback
                               is welcome.  It is a common occurence to re-assign a child to a
                               younger or older age group.


                                                    Feel free to call if you have a question.


                                                Thank you!  - Director, Norm Friedman: 559-8208