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The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA) is a state of the art facility that is a part of the City of Oakland's Parks and Recreation Department. DACA was created to give teens an opportunity to learn and grow, while having a good time with instructors and fellow members.

Our Mission

The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy's mission is to help teens, aged 12 thru 16, grow and build self confidence through the learning of at least one of four components in our program: Digital Audio Production, Digital Video Production, Culinary Arts, or Urban Agriculture. Our goal is to help our youth excel and create a better life and community for themselves and others.

Our Programs

We offer a host of programs including: afterschool classes, summer day camps, summer classes, and even some adult classes. Please go to the "Programs" page for detailed information about our programs.


For more information, to pick up an activity registration form, or to schedule a tour of the center,
please call us at (510) 615-5807 or email us at info@dacaoakland.com.

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The City of Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) Department is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program and disability accommodation to the OPR Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Erin Burton at (510) 597-5064 or eburton@oaklandnet.com. VRS callers please dial (510) 615-5883.

("Not for one's self, but for all")

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