Note: Week 1, June 17-21 and Week 2, June 24-28, Week 3, July 8-12 are fully enrolled, waiting lists for 1, 2 and 3 are CLOSED.
Weeks 4, July 15-19, and 5, July 22-26, are fully enrolled, however, we are accepting names to the waiting list. Please call 510-528-2133 for info.
Footfire Fans! Purchase 3 Camp Weeks and get the 4th for 30% off Regular Price!
Make it a Footfire Summer! Purchase 6 Camp Weeks and get the 7th Free!
Footfire Soccer Counselor in Training program is filled (5/25).
NEW TERM BEGINS April 15 - May 18! [schedule]
We will be closed for the summer: May 18-Sept 6
Mark your calendars: Grand Re-Opening Saturday September 7!
Come and see our new Studio Lounge Space!
Playing Life Academy, home of Brincadeira Viva Academy and Footfire Soccer, located in West Berkeley, has sparked creativity, and fostered confidence through physical and musical arts programs for children, teens and adults for over 20 years.
Where families come to play! We are taking our commitment to the community to a new level this fall with new activities across the age groups. Story Time and Playdate give children time to play and learn (and parents time to breathe easier).
Playing energizes, motivates and inspires. Playing engages you completely so that learning takes place without struggle. When you play you are plugged in to the healthy and productive best you – the playful you. You solve problems. You exceed expectations. You are confident. You can tell, and so can everyone else, because it's written all over your face in a big smile.
The physical and musical arts are a direct path to your natural physical, mental and spiritual gifts.
Playing is not always easy. There are challenges to be faced at every phase of the learning process. Everyone brings strengths and areas for improvement. No worries. This is just the type of challenge our teachers love. It's what our training space was designed for. We'll build on your innate talents. Then we'll get the creative juices flowing and tailor the program to transform those weaknesses into strengths. Your uniqueness thrills us. It makes all of our lives better.
Our Playing Life students are surprising. After Playing Life the world is their classroom, their playground. Going beyond connecting the dots, our students design the plan. According to their e-mails from Brazil, Europe and other spots around the globe, they are creators and contributors. We couldn't have imagined all the riveting details, but we saw it in them from the beginning and are proud to have contributed along the way. They shatter norms. The way it should be.
We invite you to share our unique Playing Life perspective: see yourself as we do – at your best!