If you haven’t made plans for the summer yet, here is a brochure the Oakland school district has put together of its offerings, plus camps and courses run by the city or local organizations.
Teachers: I’ve been hearing about the academic `summer slide’ for years. Do you notice it more in students that didn’t do much learning over the summer than those who do? Does your school help find them good programs that they can afford?
What kinds of summer programs does Oakland — or the East Bay — need more of?
A free summer camp: The Oakland Schools Police department is doing its summer program again this year, at no charge to participants. Unlike other camps, this one goes all summer long – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, from June 22 to August 26.
This year, they’re adding a computer lab and a neighborhood library. You can learn more about the park improvements here.
They’re also looking for volunteers to read to the kids.
Families can register by calling (510) 874-7772 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.