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Play-Well Summer Programs

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department will be offering STEM Summer Camps using LEGO Materials in Alameda this summer, including sessions focused on Minecraft and Harry Potter Engineering. Sessions for students ages 5-12 will take place June 24-June 28 and July 22 to July 26. For more information, please visit Alameda Recreation and Parks website or 2226 Santa Clara Avenue.

Alameda Soccer Club

Fall 2019 Alameda Soccer Club Recreation League registration will open on June 1 for players U6-U16. No tryouts needed, everyone welcome. For more information and to register click here


Ancient Arts Summer Camp

AUSD science teacher Katherine Jolda is offering “Ancient Arts Summer Camp” sessions. The Craft Camp (for students ages 5-8) will include making plant paper and earth paints, wool felting, and squid dissection. The Fiber Camp (ages 8-11) will include the creation of natural dyes, rock drop spinning, spider weaving, and leaf printing. Sessions are July 8-12 or August 5-9. For more information, visit the Ancient Arts Summer Camp website.


Yu Ying  “Star” Afterschool  Program

The Yu Ying Learning Center is currently taking registrations for after school care for students in grades TK-5 for 2019-20. The center’s STAR program offers science, theater, art, and recreation in its daily sessions. For more information, call 510-863-1651, email, or visit Yu Ying website.


All Star Academics Summer Camp and After school Program

All Star Academics is an after-school program and summer camp centrally located in downtown Alameda, near the Alameda Theater. Founded ten years ago by a group of Alameda parents, All Star Academics aims to help other working parents by offering after-school care and homework assistance for TK - 8th grade students in small classes of similar ages. One-on-one tutoring is also available, and transportation can be arranged through All Stars. The schedule and calendar of All Star Academics follow and compliment those of the AUSD, for parents' convenience.

The large facilities include an indoor gym, a game room, and a computer lab. Walks to nearby parks and the Alameda Public Library are a frequent activity for the younger grades, weather permitting. The goal at All Star Academics is to instill a foundation of sound work and study habits from an early age that will benefit the student for the duration of their scholastic career, while still providing time to make happy childhood memories of arts and crafts, games, and fun with peers. For more information, visit All Star Academics website, call 510.769.8172, or email


WCDC Openings

The Woodstock Child Development Center is currently enrolling for its toddler and preschooler programs, as well as its after school programs for TK-5th graders, and summer sessions. Activities include social-emotional development, school readiness, homework assistance, STEAM, and physical fitness. For more information, please call (510) 748-4001.


Boys and Girls Club Summer Programs

The Alameda Boys and Girls Club is running two programs this summer for is members. The “Drop In Program” is available Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m for members ages 6 to 18.  There will also be Teen Nights for members ages 13 to 18, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The “Sunrise Club” is a camp that runs 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, for members ages 6 to 12 and offers themes, activities, and field trips.  For more information, please go to the club’s website, call (510) 522-4900, or email program director James Adkins at


Wolverines Football and Cheer Programs 

Registration is now open for the Alameda Football Association’s Wolverines football and cheer programs. All youth ages 5-15 are eligible. Visit their website or call 415-627-7920 for more information. 


Papalotes Spanish Summer Camp

Give your kids the opportunity to learn the Spanish language and culture in a fun and nurturing environment! Activities include traditional games, art projects, stories, music and cooking. Camps are for kids grades k-3.

June 10-14, 17-21, & 24-28
Monday - Friday, 9am - 12:30pm
Siblings discount available
Native language instructor

For more details, please visit the website or email

Vacation Bible School

Registration for the Bay Area Chinese Bible Church’s “Giddy Up Junction” vacation Bible school is now open.  The camp will run from July 22 to August 2, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and is open to students entering grades 1 to 8 this coming fall.  Activities include Bible lessons, recreation, puppet shows, arts and crafts. For more information, please go to their website or call 510-385-0574.


Alameda Special Education Family Support Group Resource Fair

The Alameda Special Education Family Support Group (ASPEDPSG) will host a Resource Fair on Saturday, April 27th from 10 am to 2 pm. The fair will take place at Ruby Bridges Elementary School and will provide opportunities to build community and learn about local programs to support students. Organizations sending representatives include Alameda Recreation & Parks Department, Canine Companions for Independence, Community Resources for Independent Living, Decoding Dyslexia of California, North Region SELPA, Ala Costa Center, Environmental Traveling Companions, Oakland Ice Center Operated by Sharks Ice, First 5 Alameda County, Alameda Little League, Alameda Soccer Club, AUSD’s Special Education Department, and many others! This year, there will be a Community Roundtable with the Director of North Region SELPA, Katy Babcock, and a workshop on Community Safety for Children and Youth with Disabilities presented by Suzee Meno, Senior Public Safety Dispatcher with the Alameda Police Department.  This is a family friendly event, and no registration is required to attend.