UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Summer Camps 2017

January 25, 2017

UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) Summer CampsMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program, which offers summer camps for kids ages 5 to 17 in Point Richmond and on the UC Berkeley campus. Learn more at atdp.berkeley.edu.

Over the past 37 years, thousands of students have spent their summers learning through UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP), pursuing areas of interest such as architecture, computer programming, law, calculus, seashore science, and endless other disciplines. Our students, ranging in ages from 5-17, come to ATDP ready to learn and willing to be challenged.

ATDP courses are taught by outstanding public school, private school, and university instructors, who are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. Students with budding interests in specific areas receive a unique opportunity to interact and learn from teachers and peers with similar interests as their own. By the end of the summer session, students think and understand their subject matters more deeply.

ATDP is divided into Secondary and Elementary Division, depending on students’ grade levels. In the Secondary Division, located on the UC Berkeley campus, students in The Writing Process ventured around campus and wrote detailed, evocative descriptions of the surrounding trees using figurative language. In Cognitive Neuroscience, students used college-level reading materials to introduce key topic areas of neuroscience including cells and systems, sensation and perception, attention, learning and memory, emotion, and development. In Elements of Web Design students explored the building blocks of the Internet. For their final projects, students combined computer code with graphic design and created their own unique website.

In the Elementary Division, located in the Washington School at Point Richmond, students as young as 5-years-old participated in Seashore Science, where they learned about tides, tide pools, and the plants and animals of California’s rocky seashores. Third graders had the option of studying the body from inside out in Human Anatomy, as they dissected bones, muscles, hearts, eyes, and brains. In the Baker Street Irregulars, a popular class for 6th graders, students mastered logic and problem-solving strategies that could be applied to a wide variety of questions (just like in Sherlock Holmes)!

Make summer count, and apply to take a course with us this summer. Interested applicants and their families should check the ATDP website for application requirements.

UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) Summer Camps UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) Summer Camps

Summer 2017 Dates:

Elementary Division (completing grades K–6)
Dates: July 10–28, 2017 (3 weeks)
Applications due:

  • March 15, 2017 (returning students)
  • March 29, 2017 (new students)

Secondary Division (completing grades 7–11)
Dates: June 19–July 28, 2017 (6 weeks)
Applications due:

  • Feb. 15, 2017 (returning students)
  • March 1, 2017 (new students)

Applications are considered on a space-available basis after these deadlines. Visit atdp.berkeley.edu for more information.