Day Camp - Hidden Cove

Hidden Cove is our day camp program for children ages 5 to 7 years and completed All-Day Kindergarten or 1st Grade as of Summer 2019.  Camp is located at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.  Explore and enjoy the exciting adventures of the outdoors with hiking, archery, camp skills, cooking, nature crafts and an out of town field trip on Friday.

hidden cove beach scene

How Do We Register For Hidden Cove?

  • Mail or Drop Off completed Day Camp form with payment to: Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
  • E-mail completed form with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA to arpd@alamedaca.gov
  • Fax completed form with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA to 510-523-4071
  • Register Online - Click here to register online for Hidden Cove

Please Note:
Please provide details regarding your child's medical needs and /or any physical, emotional or developmental disabilities they may have.  Safety is of the utmost importance for all ARPD participants.  Providing ARPD with this information is necessary so that we may determine if and how we can safely support your child.  Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis with a Program Supervisor.

All parents/guardians need to check their camper in and out of Hidden Cove with the Camp Leader daily.  The check in area is located adjacent to the parking lot at the Otis Drive/Westline Drive entrance to Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park.  DO NOT BE LATE AS WE HAVE A BUSY DAY SCHEDULED FOR OUR CAMPERS.

Please do not be late picking up your child from Hidden Cove at the end of the camp day.  There is a $1 per minute late fee per child for every minute you are late picking up your child - payable that day.

Campers will be divided into appropriate grade groups.  At the time of registration, you may request to be grouped with ONE other camper per session.  Include your friend's name and be sure that he/she is registered for the same camp session.

WE CANNOT GUARANTEE GROUPING REQUESTS IN ALL CASES DUE TO GROUP SIZE/GRADE LEVEL.

All requests made after the initial registration will be charged a $15 service fee IF we are able to accommodate.  A big part of the camp experience is to make new friends.

Parents/Guardians are invited to attend our CAMP VARIETY SHOW on Thursday afternoon.  Please note that Hidden Cove will end one hour later due to our Show on Thursday.  More information to follow regarding our special presentation.

CLOTHING:
Your camper should dress warmly each day (long pants, short sleeve shirt, sturdy closed-toe shoes, jacket, socks and sunscreen).  PLEASE LABEL ALL CLOTHING.
Hidden Cove:  NO SANDALS -
The rocks along the beach can cause scrapes and bruises if child falls.  Campers need a jacket.
 
SUNSCREEN:
Please apply sunscreen on child before he/she attends camp.  For safety purposes, we encourage you to send sunscreen with your child.  Staff will periodically remind children to apply their sunscreen.
 
LUNCH:
Prepare a lunch daily with a beverage.  Put in a heavy bag or day pack and identify it with camper's name.
 
MATERIALS:
Do not send along any camp equipment such as:  axes, knives, etc.  No electronics or games at Day Camp.  Day packs, compasses and water bottles are okay.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER:
Camp will meet rain or shine.  In case of rain, provide rain gear.
 
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:
If is strongly recommended that each camper have a physical examination.  A tetanus or booster shot is also recommended.  Consult your family physician.  It is best to have your camper shower immediately upon arriving home, particularly because of the poison oak.  Be sure camper gets sufficient rest each night to be ready for camp.
 
FIELD TRIPS:
There will be an out-of-town excursion on Friday.  Information about the activity will be detailed in a letter issued to the campers on the first day of camp.
HIDDEN COVE SESSION 1
June 17-21, 2019 - Class #7460
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: (Note Later End Time)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (June 20)
Due to Camp Variety Show
(more information to follow regarding our special presentation)
Cost Per Person:
$196 Alameda Residents / $215 Non-Residents
HIDDEN COVE SESSION 2
June 24-28, 2019 - Class #7464
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: (Note Later End Time)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (June 27)
Due to Camp Variety Show
(more information to follow regarding our special presentation)
Cost Per Person:
$196 Alameda Residents / $215 Non-Residents
HIDDEN COVE SESSION 3
July 1-5, 2019 - Class #7464
NO CAMP JULY 4TH
Monday, Tuesday & Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (Note Later End Time)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (July 3rd)
Due to Camp Variety Show
(more information to follow regarding our special presentation)

Cost Per Person:
$159 Alameda Residents / $175 Non-Residents

Before and After Extended Care is available for Hidden Cove Campers for an additional fee (see below) through our supervised summer care program, WORLD OF WONDER (WOW-X) PROGRAM at Godfrey and Washington Parks.  Pre-registration is required.  Campers registered in the WOW-X EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM will be transported to and from camp daily.

  • Drop off your child as early as 7:15 a.m. at your WOW sites.
  • In order for us to transport your child to camp on time, please drop off your child no later than 8:15 a.m. at the WOW site.
  • At the end of camp, your child will be transported back to their WOW site.
  • All children must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. from their WOW site.

WOW-X Cost Per Child:

  • Hidden Cove Sessions 1 & 2:  $85 Alameda Resident / $95 Non-Resident
  • Hidden Cove Session 3:  $68 Alameda Resident / $78 Non-Resident
  • NO PROGRAMS ON JULY 4TH

Click here for WOW-X Extended Care Program

A $15 administrative fee per camper per session will be charged for cancellations and any transaction changes (session transfer, bus pick up, camper grouping, etc.)  In the event a session is cancelled by ARPD, full refunds will be issued.  If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible so we can contact those on the waiting list.