The Junior Center is a small community non-profit organization offering hands-on, interactive experiences to learners of all ages. Our mission is to cultivate curiosity and creative exploration through the arts and sciences.
We provide programs to children and families through our after school program and camps, our school and community partnerships, and through free and low-cost events at our site.
IN-PERSON AND ONLINE SUMMER CAMP AT JCAS
Our classes and camps are led by professional teaching artists and science educators who inspire a warm, open and creative environment where students feel encouraged to take risks, explore and try their hand at a myriad of techniques.
Camp season at the Junior Center of Art & Science begins the first week of June.
This summer we’ll be offering both in-person and online opportunities to create and explore with us.
Please visit our “Summer Camp” page to learn more about outdoor, in-person camps. Please visit our “Virtual JCAS” page to learn more about our online offerings for Spring and Summer.
EACH ONE, TEACH ONE
Each One, Teach One is inspired by and a celebration of the vision and families that make up the Junior Center community. Created by Bay Area artist AGANA, this work represents that love and light held within our building.
We’re incredibly excited to partner with Jesse Byrd from Jesse B Creative to offer a young writer’s camp for children ages 8-10 year olds.
During this one-week experience students will learn the elements of story design including – character development world development, and the arch of a story. Working with professionals in the field, students will create and design their very own children’s book about Lake Merritt to be published and made available to the public!
Limited spots available – sign up today!
Want a chance to meet the artist and hear one of his books? Join us on Feb 25 and Mar 25 for an Artist meet and greet with Jesse Byrd. Sign up here.
This project was made possible by a generous grant from the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Grant Program.
CENTER CLOSURE We have made the careful decision to close our center for public hours until further notice. We continue to engage with families through our online programs and limited in-person offerings – please browse our site to learn more.
We hope you all take good care. In community, The Junior Center Team
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] and someone from our team will contact you soon!