Are you looking for a summer camp or learning opportunity for your child?

The Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center has announced a series of summer camps and classes for Oakland youth.

Available programs

Here are a few of the programs being offered:

Town Camp

For ages 5-13

Town Camp is an 8-week summer program that helps participants learn leadership skills and develop self-confidence in a safe and inclusive environment.


  • Academic, enrichment and recreational programs
  • Swimming
  • Field trips
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Cooking projects

Making Beats with Reason

For ages 13-18

Participants will learn how to make and produce songs in Reason (integrated music production software) using synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines.

This hands-on class will teach:

  • Fundamentals of creating your own music
  • Basic piano chords
  • Studio etiquette

Kidz Bop Camp

For ages 8-13

Students will learn the music recording process as they sing a kid-friendly version of a pop music hit. They’ll also have an opportunity to learn the basics of video making by producing a music video of the recorded song.

Filmmaking for Social Media

For ages 13-18

Participants will learn:

  • Skills for expressing themselves through short video clips that can be published to social media
  • How to safely explore social media
  • Fundamentals of digital video production, from pre-production through production and post-production
  • How to use state-of-the-art cameras, as well as editing software such as Apple Final Cut Pro and iMovie

For dates, costs, and more details, download the registration packet (PDF).