Community Programs

Our community is a busy, fun and educational environment before, during, and after the school day. EBI students and non-EBI students, from around the Bay area, have the opportunity to participate in an array of extracurricular programs at EBI that enrich their lives and support them in exploring their own personal interests. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the EBI Community Programs Office at (link sends e-mail)

Enrichment Classes 

EBI offers a variety of enrichment classes in Spanish and English during the school year that provide students with the oportunity to engage in structured choice activities that encourage them to explore their own creativity and interests. These enrichment classes vary from session to session and expose children to different experiences that help them to discover new talents and skills.

Due to the current pandemic, Enrichment Classes are offered for EBI Students ONLY.

To ensure that all Enrichment Classes offered at EBI are aligned with EBI's Pandemic Response Plan, we have prioritized Enrichment Instructors and Vendors that have a previous relationship with EBI, and share our commitment to the health and safety of our community.

Please note that we are continuing to explore for the fall and winter, additional enrichment opportunities with providers that meet our school expectations and COVID-19 requirements. Stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly at (link sends e-mail)

Enrichment Session Dates

Fall Session: October 12 - December 16 (No classes on Oct. 1-22, Nov. 11, 24-26

Winter Session: January 10 - March 14 (No classes on Jan 17, Feb 18-25, Mar 7)

Spring Session: March 28  - May 27 (No classes on - April 11 - 15)

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School Year Camps

EBI's school year camps are filled with fun and exciting activities in Spanish!

Our school year camps are carefullay designed with the interests and developmental needs of our PK-3rd grade campers. The theme of each camp is different, but they all include an array of activities such as storytelling, arts, crafts, culinary arts, sports, and plenty of outdoor play.

Our school year camps are held during the EBI school breaks in October, February and April.

  • All school year camps are located at our Alcatraz Campus, 410 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94609

School Year Camps Dates and Themes

Fall Camp (October 18-22) "Day of the Dead"

Winter Camp (February 22-25) "Celebration of Afro-Latin American Cultures" (4-day camp)

Spring Camp (April 11-15) Camping out!

School Year Camps Registration Dates

Fall CampOctober 18-22Online registration closes on October 13
Winter CampFebruary 22-25 (4-day camp)Online registration closes on February 15
Sping CampApril 11-15Online registration closes on April 6

Late registration: Registrations made after the Monday before the start of a Camp session (5 business days), there will be an additional and non-negotiable 10% late fee.

School Year Camps Schedule

Pre-Kinder - 3rd Camp Day8:30 a.m. -  3 p.m.
PM Care3 - 6 p.m.

Click here (link is external) to see our School Year Camps Daily Routine.

Important Information:

Pre-Kinder Camper

  • All campers must be fully potty trained
  • EBI provides morning and afternoon healthy snacks for PK students
  • Lunch it is not provided by EBI. Campersmust bring their lunch in a labeled lunch box
  • Sheets and blankets for PK nap time are not provided


Kinder-3rd Grade Campers

  • Lunch and snack are not provided by EBI
  • Campers must bring their own snack and lunch in a labeled lunch box.

School Year Camp Packages
Pre-Kinder - 3rd Grade                           
Five-Day Camp8:30 am-3 pm$450
Four-Day Camp8:30 am-3 pm$360
PM Care (Five-Day Camp)3-6 pm$100
PM Care (Four-Day Camp)3-6 pm$80
  • EBI Students enrolled in our unlimited 5-day or 3-day Aventura After-School Program may apply these days during camp at no cost
  • Sign-ups made during camp are based on availability and will have an additional 10% late fee

If you have any questions, please feel fre to contact us directly at (link sends e-mail)


Free Spanish Storytime

Virtually join us for a morning of stories, songs and fun! Our FREE Spanish Storytime is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. It is open to Spanish and non-Spanish speakers.

Upcoming Free Spanish Storytime Events:
September 11
October 9
(None in November)
December 11
January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14

During the school year, we offer our free Spanish Storytime on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00-10:30 a.m. Please email (link sends e-mail) for log-in information.

Meet Our Director

Erica Castro
Directora de programas comunitarios

Erica nació en Oakland y creció en El Salvador, donde obtuvo una licenciatura en Trabajo Social y una certificación en Educación para la Paz. Desarrolló un amplio conocimiento y experiencia en educación integral mientras trabajaba en programas comunitarios para el desarrollo juvenil durante 16 años en El Salvador. Comenzó en EBI en el verano de 2016 después de su regreso a California con su esposo Gustavo. En su tiempo libre, le encanta cocinar, acampar y pasar tiempo con su familia. Su pasión es contribuir al desarrollo de todo el estudiante a partir de los programas comunitarios

Erica Castro

Community Programs Director