Community News

Crocker Carnival, Saturday, May 18, 11:00 AM, Ex-Crocker Students Needed to Run Booths
     The Crocker Carnival is Saturday, May 18th, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. and they are looking for Crocker alums to volunteer. Remember the fishing booth? The Jumpy House? They need great ex-Crocker kids to run the booths. If you are interested, please sign up here. Slots are open from 12:00–3:00 PM. Please submit your name and have a great time at a community event.

Summer Enrichment Courses Available at Head-Royce School
     This summer, The Head-Royce Upper School is offering a wide array of summer opportunities, including preparatory, for-credit, and enrichment courses. Amongst our offerings are classes in Biology, Latin American History, Introduction to Computer Science, Filmmaking, and Transition to Ninth-Grade English. All for-credit summer courses have been developed by current and former Head-Royce Department Chairs to be equivalents of the academic year courses, modified for the summer format, carrying equivalent UC Certification status. Enrichment courses are intended as supplements to traditional course structuring, and are also designed by Head-Royce faculty. For more information, please visit We hope to see you this summer!
     Head-Royce Summer Program:

Movie Making Summer Camp for Girls, July 22-26 in Oakland
     Girls interested in movies and moviemaking? Here is a Summer camp opportunity for girls 13-18:

Summer Music Camp in Berkeley, June 24-28
     Dear Parents and Guardians,
     I wanted to let you know about an amazing Summer music camp that runs June 24-28 in Berkeley. This day camp for 7-15 year olds is sponsored by the San Francisco Early Music Society (, and will be held at School of the Madeleine, Berkeley. We offer instruction in recorder, harpsichord, viola da gamba, cello, violin, and viola; chamber ensembles, musicianship, and Renaissance and Baroque dance. We have some of the finest musicians in the country on our faculty – this is an amazing experience for children interested in music!
     We work all week on a theater production that brings the work of the classes together: music, dance, and drama! We have plenty of outdoor time, as well as a crafts class.  
     Camp begins with a faculty concert and orientation on Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 PM, and commences with classes on Monday, June 24th. Classes go from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with the final concert and theater production on Friday, June 28th at 6:00 PM, followed by a potluck feast. After-camp care is available.
     You can download the brochure at, where online registration is also possible.
     Please feel free to email myself or the director, Tish Berlin, directly if you have any questions. The cost for the week is $440. We have some financial assistance available, please inquire. Beginners are welcome, though strongly encouraged to have lessons on their chosen instrument a couple of months before the workshop starts. Please call for teacher suggestions.
     Carla Moore, parent of two Brewer alumni and Camp Violin Teacher
     Tish Berlin, Director
     Music Discovery Workshop
     (510) 882-1169,