Camps

NOTE: Due to successful Summer Staff hiring we are expanding our rosters. Additional camps are now open, and as we go through the Waitlists additional camps may open up. You can check status online or by directly contacting us.

The Sacramento Adventure Playground is excited to present seven summer camp programs in 2022!

Adventure Summer Camps for Ages 6 – 15*

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 2022

  • Spring Break Camp Added!
  • More Summer Camps, More Space!
  • For Summer Camps, all camps will have two enrichment and an art period has been added.
  • Improved camper storage cubbies.

Adventure Spring Camp

Critter Camp
Monday – Friday
April 11 – 15, 2022
11 AM – 2 PM
Learn More!

Adventure Summer Camp

Whacky Science & Engineering
Monday – Friday
June 20 – 24, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM
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Fort Building I
Monday – Friday
June 27 – July 1
9AM – 12 PM
Sold Out – Wait List Only

Investigative
Tuesday – Friday
July 5 – July 8 (4 Days)
9 AM – 12 PM
Learn More!

Dinomania
Monday – Friday
July 18 – July 22
9 AM – 12 PM
Learn More!

Fort Building II
Monday – Friday
July 25 – July 29
9 AM – 12 PM
Learn More!

Fire, Ice, & Survival
Monday – Friday
August 1 – August 5 
9 AM – 12 PM
Learn More!

All ‘Bout ‘Bots
Monday – Friday
August 8 – August 12 
9 AM – 12 PM
Learn More!

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).
* 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 Time 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 at later time. Registration for day of for before/after care is usually available but cannot be guaranteed (guaranteed if registered one camp day prior). The following is available.

 

Confused reading the below? Check out our easy to read All Day Care Camp Matrix.

  • 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 may also 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. Same groups for Camp entirety.

Food and Drink
Each 3hr 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). Any camp provided snacks are based upon donations received.

Testimonies
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 2020

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 2020

CANCELATION POLICY
0-14 Days Out    –    No Refunds                                 15-30 Days          –        $50 (charge, per camper)
31+ Days Out     –    $15 (charge, per camper)

BEFORE/AFTER CARE:  No refunds 0-3 Days Out from Camp.  4+ Days out a full refund can be obtained with a Camp Refund as outlined above. If no corresponding Camp Refund there is a $10 administrative charge (per family/request).

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