Camps

The Sacramento Adventure Playground is excited to present a Spring Camp and ten Summer Camp programs in 2023!

Adventure Summer Camps for Ages 6 – 15*

UPDATING FOR 2023 IN THE WORKS

We view that the keys to youth learning are keeping it simple and making it fun. There is a lot of science, engineering, and art (STEAM) behind our enrichment activities, but we have an emphasis to keep it at an understandable kid level. One that they can relate to by using common and/or simple materials. We do not want them to build a “pretty robot” that amounts to plugging in factory ordered parts, but rather use a couple of factory parts surrounded by recognizable materials, such as cardboard and hot glue. Our second module is called ‘Physical Play’, as physical exercise should be fun for kids.  Our goal is to have the kids exercising without realizing what they are doing is ‘exercise’. Many of these physical games we play have an element of thought and teamwork woven into it.  These types of elements are often found in corporate job training/enhancement conferences to encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our third element is PLAY! This is what we do, what we are advocates for. Research clearly shows play enhances social and academic abilities – besides just being fun to do.

Extended care is available, including free programming and lunches. See below for details including detailed listing of the daily activities for each camp.

NEW FOR 2023

  • 3 More Summer Camps, Now with a continuous offering all summer! Starting one week earlier (June 12-16), no mid-summer closure (a Camp now for July10-14) and end one week later (Aug. 18).
  • By popular demand a 3rd Fort Camp has been added! The 3 Fort Camps will have a similar build, but now surrounding enrichments and physical play will have different elements, allowing any repeat campers to learn something new.
  • Many new enrichments and physical play activities for returning camps.

Adventure Spring Camp

Dinomania Spring Camp
Monday – Friday
April 3-7, 2023
11 AM – 2 PM
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Adventure Summer Camps

Fire and Survival Camp
Monday – Friday
June 12-16, 2023 
9 AM – 12 PM
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Fort Building I
Monday – Friday
June 19- 23, 2023
9AM – 12 PM
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Critter Camp
Monday – Friday
June 26-30, 20232
9 AM – 12 PM
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Mystery & Investigative
Monay – Friday
July 10-14
9 AM – 12 PM
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Fort Building II
Monday – Friday
July 14- 28, 2023
9 AM – 12 PM
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Robotics Camp
Monday – Friday
August 7 – August 11 
9 AM – 12 PM
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Science of H. Potter
Monday – Friday
Aug. 14-18, 2023
9 AM – 12 PM
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DAILY CAMP ROUTINE

All camps are themed around the adventure play concept.  Activities will be divided between an ENRICHMENT, GROUP PHYSICAL PLAY, ART, and FREE PLAY.

Typical Daily Schedule (subject to change/variances). Note that group breakings can split the free play into two separate time slots on occasion.

Enrichment I40 Minutes
Enrichment II35 Minutes
Group Physical Play30 Minutes
Art20 Minutes
Free Play45 Minutes

FEES & REGISTRATION

Five Day Camp$165
Four Day Camp$135

OR
Mail or In Person at the Playground (no added fees).  Cash or Check Only (payable to Fairytale Town).  Mailing address (differs from our physical address: Attn:  Sacramento Adventure Playground, Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA. 95822.)

TIPS
* No online fees when paying in person or mail-in (up to a $10 savings per camp).
* Any Before/After Care can be purchased close to the camp when you are sure what your schedule is. In most cases it can be paid day of.
* Do not buy the Active Refund guarantee. This is NOT part of our programming. It is not a good buy.
* Look at the below All Day Camp Care Matrix to understand what is being offered.

Space is limited.

Registration form: 
Adventure Camp Enrollment Form: Word
Adventure Camp Enrollment Form: PDF

 

PROGRAM ADD-ONS AND INFORMATION

Optional Before/After Care

Registration for Before/After Care can be added later, including the day of need.
Before/After Care Registration/Payment Sheet (pdf)
Before/After Care Registration/Payment Sheet (Excel)

 

Confused reading the below? Use the above Payment Sheet or check out our easy to read All Day Care Camp Matrix.

  • Camp drop-off is 10 minutes prior to starting time (20 minutes on Day 1). Pick up is by 10 minutes after camp ending or use the After Care program.
  • Tuesday – Friday, 2:15 PM – 6:30 PM FREE care is available through the standard free public play program at the Sacramento Adventure Playground (this includes the Spring Camp)
  • Tuesday – Friday Summer Camps Bridge to Free Programming Time. 12 PM – 2:15 PM. 
    $10 per camper, per day. 2:15 PM – 6:30 PM is free.
  • Summer Camps Mondays 12 PM – 5:30 PM. ($20)
  • Spring Camp Mondays After Care is from 2 PM-5:30 PM. ($15)
  • Early Drop-Off for 9 AM – 12 PM Camps. $5 per day, per camper.  Opens at 7:45 AM.
  • Early Drop-Off for 11 AM – 2 PM Camps. $10 per day, per camper.  Opens at 7:45 AM.

 

La Familia may offer a free mid-day Mon-Thurs Summer Lunch Program/Camp. We will post as this information becomes available.  This is a SEPARATE agency, but on the same campus.  La Familia Counseling Center, Phone: (916) 452-3601

Age Appropriateness
Ages 6-15 (most campers are ages 6-12). Camps are designed for a wide age range with the enrichments allowing a great deal of freedom for campers to enjoy success at their own age level. A younger’s child science project could lean more towards an art project whereas an older camper will have the ability to create a more sophisticated build. Campers will be divided into age groups. Campers will at times be working independently and need sufficient maturity and skill level to accomplish an activity and to abide by all Playground rules.

Groups
Campers will be divided into age groups and remain with that groups for Camp entirety.

Food and Drink
Each camp will have the ever-popular snow cones.  Campers are to bring their own water bottle (refills available).  For any stay overs, additional brought snacks and/or lunches are encouraged (free lunches may be available from La Familia – see above). Any after camp provided snacks are based upon donations received.

Certificates and Take Homes
Campers will make their own theme-based camp certificates. Most days campers will have made items to share with parents on pick-up,

Testimonies
“He’s grown so much” in just a week. Camp parent remarking on the success the adventure program has had on her son. Parent

“I love this! Thank you so much for teaching us how to make stuff!” Camper

My kids went to the Adventure Playground Camp yesterday for the first time and wow, they want to move in!  Parent

Coming to free play days & the themed summer camps are some of my child’s favorite things to do – none of the other summer camps he’s been at have really engaged him or excited him as much as those at Sacramento Adventure Playground.  He comes home tired and exited to tell us what he did. Parent

I was soooo happy when I found out I could go.  We thought the camp was full but then we got the call and I was jumping up and down!  We were really excited for this camp because we love making things and building, and putting things together. Camper

CANCELATION POLICY
Please do not enroll until you are committed.  We’ve had too many kids denied camp from parents “reserving spots just in case”.  If you must, the refund policy is:

31+ Days Out        =             $25 Service Charge per camp, per camper Jan. 1 – May 15. $40 post May 15.  First camp refund only.
15-29 Days Out    =             $65 Service Charge per camp, per camper.  First camp refund only.
0-14 Days Out       =             No refunds

PLUS/OR

Transfer Requests post May 15        =              $10 per camp, per camper (if available).  Minimum two weeks out.
2nd or More Camp Refund               =              Additional $10 above posted amount, per camp, per camper for 2nd or more refund.

There are no refunds for any Before/After Care for attending campers. With an approved Camp Refund, any Before/After Care monies will be lumped in with camp fee.

Questions:  Please contact the Playground (916) 222-3831 or scaudle@fairytaletown.org