The Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center is an exciting place in the ever-growing Mission Bay neighborhood. The facility caters to the UCSF community and surrounding areas such as Potrero Hill and SOMA. They have drop-in recreation activities for the whole family, such as Drop-in Family Badminton, Family Free Play, Pajama Party Madness ($20–$30 per child), Leave Your Parents At Home nights, and Drop-in Dodge ball. They also have two great pools offering family swim, parent/toddler time, and parent/child swim classes. Extensive information on their fitness and recreation programs is available on their website.
Bakar’s youth and family programs include Kindergym, tae kwon do (taekwondo), squash, Kids’ Hip Hop, soccer, squash, and youth sports leagues. The aquatics program offers classes such as parent/child, toddler, children, teen, adult, family, kids water polo, and recreation swim. They also host a kids swim pre-team. Private and semi-private lessons are also available.
UCSF Camps mission is to foster self-esteem and friendships by providing youth with fun, active, and engaging activities and trips. Staff are dedicated to building a community environment with camp families where youth feel safe while having the opportunity to just be kids. Youth gain an understanding and appreciation for nature, by participating in local trips with environmental and educational opportunities. They encourage an active lifestyle with organized team games and fun activities like swimming and rock climbing. The amazing staff is educated in youth development and share a passion for working with youth.
2013–2014 Winter Break Camp Sessions:
Dates: December 23, December 26–December 27, December 30, January 2–January 3
Ages: grades 1–6
Cost: $62–$85 per day
Extended care: 7:30am–9am and 4pm–6pm (included)
2013 Summer Specialty Camps:
Mornings are dedicated to developing and applying specific skills within small, focused groups; afternoons consist of swimming, group games, arts and crafts, and mini field trips. Youth must be able to swim 25 yards and tread water for one minute to participate.
- Camp Kicks: June 3–June 7; grades 1–3
- Sea Lions Camp: June 10–June 21, June 24–July 5, July 8–July 19, July 22–August 2, August 5–August 9, August 12–August 16; grades 1–2
- Bobcats Camp: June 10–June 21, June 24–July 5, July 8–July 19, July 22–August 2, August 5–August 9; grades 3–4
- Explorers Camp: June 10–June 21, June 24–July 5, July 8–July 19, July 22–August 2; grades 5–7
- Counselor in Training (CIT): June 24–July 5; grades 8–10
- Kayaking Camp: August 12–August 16, grades 4–7
- Rock Climbing Camp: August 12–August 16; grades 3–7
- Swimming Camp: August 5–August 9; grades 3–7
- Sailing and Science Camp: August 5–August 9; grade 3–7
Days/Times: Mondays to Fridays, 9am–4pm
Cost: $305–$779 per session
Extended care: 7:30am–9am (included in cost), 4pm–6pm (included in cost)
2013 Spring Break Camp Sessions: March 25–March 29, April 1–April 5, and April 15–April 19
2013 School Breaks: February 11 (Lunar New Year), February 18 (Presidents Day)
Ages: entering grades K–6
Cost: $62–$85 per day
Extended care: 7:30am–9:30am (included in cost), 4pm–6pm (included in cost)
Celebrate your child's birthday at Bakar! The options for children of all ages are Kindergym, swimming, rock climbing, and sports parties. Party packages cost $316–$550. For more information, contact (415) 514-4539. Email email@example.com for more information.