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Fairytale Town Summer FunCamps

Fairytale Town offers 16 exciting and educational camps during the summer! Each weeklong camp is designed for a specific age group and features a unique theme, including visual and theater arts, literature, puppetry, animals, gardening and more!

Morning sessions (9 AM – 12 PM) are offered for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 9. We encourage you to find a camp designed for your child’s age. Unfortunately we are unable to make exceptions regarding age groups.

New this Year: Afternoon Adventures from 12 to 4 PM feature a supervised lunch and recess time followed by more curriculum-based, open-ended activities, dramatic play, story time and more for ages 4-9. An Afternoon Adventure session can be added onto Morning Session to create a full day of fun or booked separately for an afternoon of play and activities. For a full list of FunCamp opportunities, visit fairytaletown.org.

Please note: Children must be preregistered for FunCamps in order to attend; registrations are not available the first day of camp. All Fairytale Town FunCamp registrations are taken online only.

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FunCamp Fees & Registration

Morning Session Only: $140 per child
Afternoon Session Only: $190 per child
Full Day: $330 per child
Member discounts are available
General registration opens April 1. Member registration opens March 15; for access to early member registration, please contact us.

2016 FunCamp Schedule

FunCamps Available for Children Ages 4 – 6

Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers: June 20-24
9 AM – 12 PM
Farmer Brown introduces you to the daily regimens that keep our friendly flock of farm animals fit and healthy. Campers will have plenty of hands-on contact with our fuzzy, furry barnyard buddies, learn historical information and participate in related hands-on activities. Please note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town animals and animal feed. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed.

Storybook Stage: June 27-July 1
9 AM – 12 PM
Every story needs someone to tell it! Campers will help bring some of our beloved tales to life and create new stories of their own, complete with props and sets. Our storytellers will experience the magic of theater, develop performance skills and practice stage basics through hands-on games, activities and crafts.

Artsy Adventurers: July 11 – 15
9 AM – 12 PM
This camp introduces art and basic art concepts to beginning, budding artists. Campers participate in a wonderful week of art projects featuring drawing, cutting, pasting and painting in a relaxed and colorful environment. Topics explored include primary and secondary colors, drawing, sand art and patterns.

Earthworks Garden: July 18 – 22
9 AM – 12 PM
Fairytale Town offers plenty of green thumb fun in this gardening camp. This FunCamp covers the basic essentials of home gardening with an accent on environmentally “green” themes. Campers will also receive an up close perspective on Fairytale Town’s own unique gardens and plants.

Music Makers: July 25 -29
9 AM – 12 PM
Kazoos, maracas and cereal box guitars! Campers will explore music and get to meet some professional musicians for a summer sing-along to remember. Basic music principles and a bit of music history will be covered along with music related arts and crafts. At the end of the week parents and loved ones are invited to a concert put on by the campers. No previous musical experience required.

Storybook Science: August 1-5
9 AM – 12 PM
Discover the science behind our favorite stories! Gravity had a lot to do with Humpty Dumpty’s great fall. Was Merlin the Magician really magical? Or maybe he was a scientist? One of the Three Little Pigs knew that a brick house would withstand all that huffing and puffing. Campers will dive into stories and conduct their own hands-on experiments to test the science behind their favorite stories.

Puppet Power: August 8-12
9 AM – 12 PM
Every playset at Fairytale Town tells a story, and every story can be told with puppets! This FunCamp teaches students the original nursery rhymes and fairytales that inspired the playsets at Fairytale Town. Campers are then encouraged and inspired to retell the classic tales through a variety of techniques using puppets they create. Each day brings a new story! Campers will make a variety of puppets, including paper bag, sock, stick and finger puppets.

Superhero Summer: August 15-19
9 AM – 12 PM
Girls and boys will learn what it takes to be a real superhero, have the chance to design their own secret identities and even create their own masks, capes, logos and super costume essentials. Campers will also learn about real life superheroes from history and fictional superheroes from popular literature and comic books.

Afternoon Adventures: June 20-August 19 (no camp the week of July 4th)
12 – 4 PM
NEW!
This summer, keep the fun going all day long by enrolling in Afternoon Adventures! After the morning session, students will enjoy a supervised lunch and recess time followed by more hands-on activities, dramatic play, story time and more! The open-ended activities ignite imagination and creative thinking. Curriculum based activities and themes vary each week, so campers can enroll in multiple weeks. Please note: Campers need to bring their own lunches or pre-purchase meal deals from the Dish & Spoon Café. Afternoon Adventures will have children ages 4-9 years old together.

 

FunCamps Available for Children Ages 7 – 9

Drama-Rama: June 20 – 24
9 AM – 12 PM

Fairytale Town presents a theatre arts FunCamp that emphasizes creative playmaking onstage and off. Drama-Rama includes all aspects of theatre, from acting and script-writing to costume design and set and prop construction. Campers will write, design, produce and perform short plays and skits in this fast-paced, fun-filled week.

Culture Craft Club: June 27 – July 1
9 AM – 12 PM

Take a world tour of some of our favorite multicultural crafts! Campers will discover the Indonesian art of batik, the Arabic knot tying craft macramé, Peruvian friendship bracelets and more. Campers will dive into some of the world’s oldest arts and crafts and learn the stories behind them. Hands-on, messy, artistic, educational and fun. This camp has it all!

Comic Connections: July 11 – 15
9 AM – 12 PM

The perfect FunCamp for budding artists who want to draw, draw and draw some more! Campers will learn how to create characters, write dialogue and develop a basic storyline. Exciting hand-on activities and fun drawing games will build upon the children’s prior knowledge and skills and show them how fun art can be! Campers will have the option to create their own comic book or a freestanding art piece to display in a “Comic Book Convention” at the end of the week.

Buggin’ Out: July 18 – 22
9 AM – 12 PM
In Buggin’ Out, campers will be introduced to the lesser known arthropods that call Fairytale Town home. Children will get up close and personal with plenty of creepy crawlers including tarantulas, bees, cockroaches, termites, lady bugs, earthworms and more! Campers will take daily surveys of the park to find and observe bugs in their natural environment and learn basic concepts including life cycles, entomology, pollination and decomposition. Please Note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town’s arthropods; some children may be allergic to tarantula hair, bees and/or other bugs.

Map Quest: July 25 -29
9 AM – 12 PM

At the heart of every child is an adventurer. Campers will discover the adventure that awaits them as they trail blaze through Fairytale Town and William Land Park on the hunt for treasure and fun. Campers will not only learn to orient a map, use a compass and follow a trail, but they will become cartographers and make their own maps, hide treasure and challenge others to find it. Please Note: This FunCamp will take supervised adventures outside the Fairytale Town gates in William Land Park.

Paint, Draw, Create: August 1-5
9 AM – 12 PM
This art FunCamp has it all! Campers will explore an assortment of media, including painting, printmaking and clay with an added investigation into 3-D art and art history. This camp is specifically designed for the young artist who wants to try it all!

Imagination Engineers: August 8-12
9 AM – 12 PM
Creative thinking skills abound in this FunCamp designed to let kid’s imaginations run wild. Campers will take part in a collaborative week of building with different recycled materials. An igloo made of milk jugs? A tower made of cardboard tubes? Pool-noodle playhouse? Who knows what the campers will come up with, but it will certainly be fun! Discover the magic that happens when you mix imagination, cardboard, recycled materials and duct tape.

Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers: August 15-19
9 AM – 12 PM
Farmer Brown introduces you to the daily regimens that keep our friendly flock of farm animals fit and healthy. Campers will have plenty of hands-on contact with our fuzzy, furry barnyard buddies, learn historical information and participate in related hands-on activities. Please note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town animals and animal feed. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed.

Afternoon Adventures: June 20-August 19 (no camp the week of July 4th)
12 – 4 PM
NEW! This summer, keep the fun going all day long by enrolling in Afternoon Adventures! After the morning session, students will enjoy a supervised lunch and recess time followed by more hands-on activities, dramatic play, story time and more! The open-ended activities ignite imagination and creative thinking. Curriculum based activities and themes vary each week, so campers can enroll in multiple weeks.  Please note: Campers need to bring their own lunches or pre-purchase meal deals from the Dish & Spoon Café. Afternoon Adventures will have children ages 4-9 years old together.

For More Information About FunCamps, Please Contact:

education@fairytaletown.org
916.808.8884