Day Camps

Black Oak Wilderness School
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Outdoor Leadership, Wilderness Survival, and Traditional Skills
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Classes for teens, adults, and families wanting to explore new ways to engage in nature and outdoor adventures.

Black Oak Wilderness School has expert instructors teaching survival skills, leadership, natural sciences, blacksmithing, bow making, archery, animal tracking, bird language, backpacking, bike shop and more!

heck out our Fox Walkers Teen Rites of Passage program for students grades 9-12. Fox Walkers meet once per month to go camping and learn what it means to become independent and confident adults who care for the environment.

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Address: Aptos Campus, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos
95003
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Cabrillo Extension Summer Youth Camps

The Cabrillo Extension office will be closed to the public until further notice, and our staff are working remotely at this time. We are available during normal business hours of 9am – 5pm via phone or email.

 

 

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(831) 479-6100
Camp Gateway
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Our traditional Camp Gateway has been postponed until summer 2021 due to the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency’s shelter in place order. We look forward to serving the larger summer camp community in 2021. Until then, Camp Gateway wishes everyone a healthy and safe summer!

This summer we’ll be offering TWO programs for Gateway families, with a variety of fun and engaging options, including academic support and enrichment classes!

Virtual Camp: Weekday mornings from June 22 – July 17

Join our incredible faculty — including Alli, Brandt, David, Emily, Lynn, Melanie, and Michael — for week-long programs ranging from Silly Song Sing-Alongs (Grades 1/2) to Comics, Cartoons, and Characters (Grades 3/4) to New Wave Board Games (Grades 5/6) to Improv 101 (Grades 7/8). We’re offering 19 different classes so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Virtual camp will be FREE for families already enrolled in the 2020-21 school year. Yes, that’s right, it will be free! For families that aren’t yet enrolled, the flat-rate weekly price will be $50/week per child. Choose up to 3 classes a day for this low, low price!  We know that many families are trying to figure out what to do this summer and we’re excited to offer this support to our families.

Virtual Camp will run weekdays from 9:00am-12:00noon. Check out the full schedule and course descriptions here.

Ultimate Recess Camp 

One week sessions:
June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13
1:30-4:30pm. Cost is $150 per week
Exclusively for Gateway families.

Ultimate Recess Summer Camp will run outside on our nine-acre campus, with spaces for toys and games, art, active play, and hanging out. We are following the county’s newest shelter-in-place order that allows summer camps to operate with specific health guidelines.

Click here to register for camp.

Overview of our Ultimate Recess Camp Policies

      • Before entering camp each day, campers and staff will go through a health check, including taking temperatures.
      • All staff and campers over 12 years old will be required to wear face coverings.
      • All campers will be assigned a stable Cohort Group with a dedicated counselor and Homebase.
      • Each Cohort Group will have dedicated materials, equipment, and have exclusive access to its own restroom facility for the week.
      • Cohort Groups will not exceed 12 campers and will remain a minimum of 100′ apart whenever possible.

Click here for more details about Camp Gateway’s Ultimate Recess Camp Policies.

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Camp SeaLab
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Join Summer Camp to Learn About Marine Life

Summer 2021

Camp SEA Lab is pleased to announce that we are planning to run in-person programming for Summer 2021. We are working within state and local recommendations for best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic to create a safe camp experience.

We will share details and announce registration via our mailing list and social media outlets, as well as publish our information here on the website as we finalize plans.

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(831) 521-2893
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Camp Seascape
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Camp Seascape

Day Camp For Kids!

Encourage your children to explore new areas of interest this summer while meeting new friends and creating memories that will last a lifetime! We emphasize fitness, safety, nutrition, and most of all FUN!Camp Seascape is located at Seascape Sports Club in Aptos, California adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and runs Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, June 8 – August 14, 2020. Extended hours are available. Transportation to and from Camp may be provided, for an additional fee. Please call (831) 688-1993  for more information.

Camp Seascape will not be in session in 2020.

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Campus Kids Connection Camp
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Campus Kids Connection Camp

camp-campus-kids-connection-summerCampus Kids Connection, Inc. is excited to offer summer camp again this year. We offer a full day licensed program that will be held at Main Street Elementary, 3400 Main St, Soquel.

Summer camp is open to children who have completed kindergarten through completion of fifth grade. We will have three sessions throughout the summer. This year, our summer camp will include all on-site activities including sports, arts & crafts, science, games, outdoor activities, and opportunities for your child to have fun and make friends.  Our camp includes 2 snacks daily (please bring lunch from home).

Children will be grouped in stable cohorts of children and staff for each session. More information and registration links are available on our website at  www.campuskidsconnection.com.

The link for our information is:  http://www.campuskidsconnection.com/camps.html
Four Points Youth Camp
Address: 9515 soquel drive suite 213
95003
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Four Points Youth Camp
Four Points Youth Camp is a brand new day camp in Aptos serving ages 5-15.
Four Points Youth Camp is a new summer day camp with activities designed to broaden every camper’s horizon. Serving campers in grades K-8, our activities include sports, arts and crafts, technology, and traditional camp games. We also offer a counselor-in-training program for teens 13-15 years old. These activities are designed to cater to each age group. With new unique themes each week, every camp session is a fresh experience.

Check out our activities: https://www.fourpointsyouthcamp.com/activities

Read about our Camp Director, Kasey Lindemann: https://santacruzparent.com/kasey-lindemann-leader-four-points-summer-camp/

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831-400-7740
Frontier Ranch Day Camp, a Ministry of Mission Springs
Address: Frontier Ranch a Ministry of Mission Springs
1050 Lockhart Gulch Rd
Scotts Valley, CA
95066
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Frontier Ranch Day Camp for youth entering grades 3-8. You will not be bored during your week at Frontier Ranch.
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You will not be bored during your week at Frontier Ranch. You get to fly down our 300+ foot zip line, ride our 50cc off-road motorcycles, learn to make amazing new crafts, and enjoy many more activities during your week at camp! Our skits and games will give you some great memories and make you laugh so hard your side will ache. Become friends with your counselor who will guide you through your memorable week. Frontier Ranch, a life-changing week of getting to know an amazing God, making new friends, and having a blast, is the place to be this summer.

Our day camps are open to families who are residents of Santa Cruz County and have one working parent. We will be taking extra steps to ensure the health and well-being of all of the campers. The Santa Cruz County Health Department has reviewed our operating procedures and have given us instruction on the necessary cleaning and social distancing guidelines.

Register today, a summer experience is just days away!    Frontier Ranch is a Ministry of Mission Springs

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(831) 335-9133
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Little Garden Patch Farm
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Little Garden Patch Farm

At Little Garden Patch Farm children aged 5-8 make memories to last a lifetime as they learn through hands-on play and discovery, arts & crafts, active play and imagination plus gardening activities and encounters with our many farm animal friends.    Whether outdoors in our beautiful gardens and play area, or indoors in our whimsical playroom or our farm kitchen, children experience a community of joy and friendship that supports them as they learn and grow.   Exciting weekly themes, a cozy home atmosphere, cooking experiences, a nurturing staff, and special guests round out an exciting, joyful experience families will never forget.

LittleGardenPatchFarm.com
4635 Fairway Drive
Soquel CA  95073
(831) 476-0964

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Mount Madonna, Mountain of Fun Summer Camps
Address: 491 Summit Road
Mount Madonna,CA
95076
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Unplugged, Outdoors and Active: Redwood Horse Camp, Forest Play, Performing Arts, Nature Crafts
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Mountain of Fun Summer Camps

Mountain of Fun Summer Camps – Unplugged, Outdoors and Active!

NEW DATES: Summer Camps will be held the weeks of August 3 and 10; with a full-day Redwood Horse Camp starting July 27.

Redwood Horse Camp, Forest Play, Performing Arts, Nature Crafts, …and much more!

Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
Transportation available

Each program encourages and promotes creativity, cooperation and community building; and helps to foster kids’ self-discovery, empathy and compassion in action. Campers will develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills.

All programs are taught by experienced Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers. Transportation is available from Soquel, Corralitos, Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Time and location details will appear once you have begun the registration process and selected the week(s) you would like to attend. Transportation will be provided in vans driven by MMS teachers and staff.

A Little Taste of Mount Madonna School: K – 1st grade

Weeks of August 3 and 10
For children entering kindergarten-first grade. This camp will be taught by MMS teacher Prema Gammons. $375/week, More details…

A Taste of Mount Madonna School: 2nd – 5th grade

Weeks of August 3 and 10
For children entering grades 2nd-5th. The camp will be taught by MMS teachers Hema Walker and Isa Stead. $375/week, More details…

Afternoon Horseback Riding Lessons: 1st – 5th grade

Weeks of August 3 and 10
Half day option only; add $100 to Taste tuition
Children entering 1st-5th grades are invited to enjoy afternoons of learning about horses at Mount Madonna Stables. More details…

Redwood Horse Camp (full day): 1st – 5th grade

Week of July 27
Open to children entering grades 1st-5th. $500/week, More details…

Questions? Contact our Summer Program coordinators.

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(408) 847-2717
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Nature Explorers Camps
Address: 1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
95062
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Nature Explorers Camps

Nature Explorers Camps for youth entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are offered June 21 through August 6 and scholarships are available! Kids experience hands-on learning, create fun crafts, and make new friends in nature.

Explore nature with the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History! Featuring family-friendly events, free admission for youth under the age of 18, and weeklong day camps, the Museum offers many ways to explore, both through interactive exhibits and experiences outside in nature.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/camp/
1305 E. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-6115
info@santacruzmuseum.org
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Santa Cruz County Parks Camps
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Santa Cruz County Parks Camps

Art & Science Camps

Art Studio 95003 – Designed to introduce various media to participants, build drawing and painting skills, and instill a life-long love for creating art. Students will have a chance to express themselves using a variety of techniques in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking and collage.

Science Exploration – Are you looking for a fun time this summer? Have you ever wanted to launch a rocket? Are you curious about how our muscles work, or the difference between acids and bases? Would you like to hike in a creek? You could do all this and more at this NEW science camp, which has a fun, hands-on science focus. We’ll also enjoy active games everyday.

La Selva Beach Summer Camp – Register your 6-12 year old child for a fun-filled summer of games, arts; crafts, sports, cooking, field trips, and SUMMER ADVENTURE TRIPS! Participants will be divided into groups for age-appropriate activities. The staff to child ratio is 1:14 or less on site and 1:8 for field trips.

Day Camps at Quail Hollow Ranch

Baseball Camps at Polo Grounds County Park

Zombie Camp – You will learn how to protect yourself and your fellow villagers from zombies with essential stealth and survival skills. Learn how to find shelter, shoot an arrow, forage for edibles, locate drinking water, pack a bug-out bag, develop emergency plans, and a variety of other skills (like orienteering and first aid) you’ll need to be prepared to survive a zombie invasion!

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WOLF Camps
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Summer Nature day camp

WOLF’s Summer Nature Day Camp offers science and nature themed outdoor experiences all Summer long.

Resident camp

Resident camp is a 5 day- overnight summer camp filled with hiking, nature and fun.

Winter Nature Day Camp

Get outdoors and experience nature with WOLF School at Winter Nature Day Camp.

Family Camp

Let WOLF take of dinners, provide guided hikes, organize campfire programs, and nature activities so your family can enjoy time together. Family Camp provides a way to truly relax in nature.

https://www.wolfschool.org/seasonal-camps

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