Page updated May 23rd
Sunday Soccer & Baseball information follows the Summer Sports Camp section.
Please scroll down!
A 'thank you' comment regarding the 2015 Summer Sports Camp:
Norm and Joel would like to express sincere thanks to all of our Summer Camp
parents, guardians, and participants. It was a truly enjoyable summer for most everyone
concerned. We received some great feedback throughout the eleven weeks.
This year we are offering the same activities, returning much of the same staff,
and keeping the same fees. Best wishes to all, and hope to see you again!
"El Cerrito Sports Camp 2016"
A City of El Cerrito Summer Day Camp for Ages 4-12
Norm Friedman, Director Joel Gildersleeve, Assistant Director
A note concerning our governing philosophy and the many options for boys & girls:
Our priorities are "Safety, Fun, and Learning". We want everyone to have a good time.
If it's a safe activity and fun for the kids we are happy to provide it . For this reason,
activities offered are constantly changing to meet the needs of our participants.
The only restriction that would ever apply would be in the case of a safety issue.
For example, we will not allow a 5 year old to play baseball with a group of 10-12 year olds.
However, instead of simply excluding someone from a preferred activity, we will endeavor
to make an age appropriate group for the activity in question.
Morning Sports & Games campers are always welcome to join the A.M. Soccer Camp,
and Afternoon Sports & Games campers are always welcome to join the P.M. Baseball Camp.
Soccer Camp & Baseball Camp participants may similarly join the Sports & Games Camp at any time.
Whenever feasible, children are given maximum flexibility during their time at Sports Camp!
Summer 2015 11 one-week sessions
@ Cerrito Vista Park
Week # and Session dates
|1||June 13 - 17|
|2||June 20 - 24|
|3||June 27 - July 1|
|4||July 5 - 8 (no camp July 4; weekly fees prorated)|
|5||July 11 - 15|
|6||July 18 - 22|
July 25 - 29
|8||August 1 - 5|
|9||August 8 - 12|
|10||August 15 - 19|
August 22 - 26 This camp (only) will be held at Castro Park, the same as last year. Swimming is not on the menu for week # 11.
*** Registration online http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation
and click "online registration" to sign up!
All Day Sports Camp
9:00 am - 6:00 pm All weeks
Participants may choose from the
following options (please see details below).
A.M or P.M. Sports & Games Camp All weeks
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 fees.)
Activities: Soccer, basketball, baseball, Capture the flag, kickball,
dodge ball, Frisbee, jump rope, hula hoops, whiffle ball, obstacle
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 Soccer Camp All weeks
In appropriate age groups, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 All weeks
In appropriate age groups, 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Soft, synthetic leather safety baseballs will be used.
Games will be played with coaches pitching and catching.
For our younger participants, we will also have some
On Tuesday and Thursday participants will have the option
of going to the swimming pool (included in fee) from 1:30-3:00 pm.
All daily 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.
Resident and non-resident fees
2015 Sports Camp
Morning Sports Camp
$165 / $206
$47 / $57
Morning Soccer Camp
$165 / $206
$47 / $57
Afternoon Sports Camp
$185 / $231
$52 / $62
Afternoon Baseball Camp
$185 / $231
$52 / $62
All Day Sports Camp
$265 / $329
$72 / $88
online http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation and click "online registration" to sign up!
Sunday Soccer & Baseball 2016 @ Canyon Trail Park
Directions to the park: The address is 6757 Gatto Ave. We play on the lower field, which is just off Cutting Blvd.
It is on the left as you come up the hill, or on the right if coming down from the Arlington. If you haven't been there,
please do a map search because these are streets with few right angles. It's a beautiful little park surrounded by greenery.
Spring session: May 29 - June 12 ... last three days
Program overview: 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.
Soccer: 12:00 - 1:15 pm Age groups*: 4-5 ~ 6-7 ~ 8-10
Baseball: 1:30 - 3:00 pm Age groups*: 4-5 ~ 6-8
* = approximations
Spring session: still 3 weeks to go (extended until 6/12)
Soccer OR Baseball = $55
Both Soccer & Baseball (same child) = $95
Sibling discount = 15% off any set of fees as given above
Rain outs will always be made up...
but this is May, so forget about it!
You may register in advance by downloading
a registration form and mailing a check payable to:
Norm Friedman, 420 Village Dr. El Cerrito, CA 94530
Or: PayPal using Mastercard, Visa or Discover
"Registration Form" for the Sunday Program... please go back
one page and click on the Registration tab.
Or: 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
Directions: The 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 you 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