The Junior Center is a small community non-profit organization offering hands-on, interactive experiences to little learners of all ages.   
Our mission is to cultivate curiosity and creative exploration through the arts and sciences. 

Create and Explore with us from the comfort of your own home.
We’re offering several ways to connect online – whether its to try something new for family night or provide a creative outlet for your young one.
Check out our Out-Of-School Classes, JCAS Playdates, Virtual Birthdays, and more!

Click “Virtual JCAS” above to learn more.


CREATIVE EXPLORER CAMPS:
VIRTUAL CAMP with JCAS

A creative and experiential summer day-camp experience that supports a community of artists and innovators who want to investigate their worlds.  At Creative Explorer Camp, your child explores the possibilities through the arts and sciences. 
A variety of projects are designed around a weekly theme for each week of camp and are scaled to be developmentally appropriate and meet the needs of individual learners.  Each theme combines art, science, and play with friends.

Our projects are led by professional teaching artists and science educators who inspire a warm, open and creative environment where campers feel encouraged to take risks, explore and try their hand at a myriad of techniques.  




CENTER CLOSURE
As a community space for Oakland and East Bay families, the Junior Center cares deeply about the health and well-being of our families and visitors.

We have made the careful decision to close our center throughout the duration of the shelter-in-place orders.  We continue to engage with families through our online programs – visit our Virtual JCAS page to learn more.

We hope you all take good care.
In community,
The Junior Center Team