Park’n It Day Camp and Leaders-in-Training Program

COVID-19 Update
After much thought and consideration, we are scaling back and/or altering our Outdoor Recreation programs this summer season. This includes the Park’n It Day Camp, Leaders in Training program, & our contract RIN programs such as Pole Hiking and Lama Excursions. Our hope is that we can resume in-person programming later on in the year. Those that are currently registered in the Park’n It program will receive a full refund.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding health orders have been in flux these past few months, we must be adaptable and rethink our protocols. The overall health, safety, and well-being of our staff and participants will guide any decisions we make concerning our programming. Look for our staff who will be out roving in your local regional parks in order to connect with park users, answering any questions you might have about updates and current safety guidelines.

We hope that you will continue to safely and responsibly utilize your regional parks for both mental & physical benefit. If you have any specific questions, you can contact our staff directly at (510) 544-2553 or 

Park’n It Day Camp | The Leaders-in-Training (LIT)

Park’n It Day Camp

Park’n It Day Camp is a traditional Summer day camp program that takes place Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm in various East Bay Regional Parks. Camps feature hands-on experiences under the care of our highly-trained staff of recreation leaders, lifeguards, and naturalists. 

Your child will learn about our park ecology, play games, make art projects, go fishing, hiking, and swimming, and enjoy field trips to other parks.

Ages: 5 to 12 years old 

Financial Aid is available. Print out and mail in the downloadable PDF form below, or call 1-(888)-327-2757, option 2 to have one sent to you. Complete the form and send it in. If you are awarded a scholarship, our Reservations staff will call you to complete registration. You must complete registration with Reservations and pay the $20 co-pay in order to qualify.

Registration: Check back for updates.

Park’n It Day Camp is part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative. We believe when kids engage in active outdoor recreation in parks, they grow into healthy and eco-literate adults who care about parks and the environment. For more info visit

If you have any questions about Park’n It Day Camp please contact the Recreation Coordinator, at If you have questions about Financial Aid please call 1.888.EBPARKS and press ‘option 2.’

Financial aid NOT available for online registrations.

The Leaders-in-Training (LIT)

The Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program is a youth development program where teens gain work experience through our Park’n It Day Camp program.

Are you looking for work experience or a career in Parks + Recreation? Do you like working with kids and being outdoors? Under staff guidance, you will work with other teens in supervising campers, leading games, and learning about careers in the parks. LITs get a hoodie, t-shirt, 37.5 community service hours, and a gift card with the successful completion of a week-long session. We encourage youth to apply for multiple sessions.

Ages: 13-17 years old

Financial Aid is available. Print out and mail in the Park'n It - Financial Aid Form [PDF] or call 1-(888)-327-2757, option 2 to have one sent to you.

Application: To become an LIT, first complete an application, interview, and be accepted into the program. At that point you may register and pay the fee.


• Leaders-in-Training (LIT) - Cover Letter [PDF]
• Leaders-in-Training (LIT) - Application [PDF]
• Leaders-in-Training (LIT) - Health Form [PDF]
• Leaders-in-Training (LIT) - Health Form (en español) [PDF]
Leaders-in-Training (LIT) - 2020 General Flyer [PDF]
Leaders-in-Training (LIT) - 2020 Recreation Leader Flyer [PDF]

You can contact the Recreation Coordinator, at to have an application packet emailed to you, or just print out the application and mail it in.

Financial aid NOT available for online registrations.