Day Camps

Summer Camp for Kids at Fairytale Town in Sacramento

Fairytale Town Summer FunCamps

Fairytale Town offers 15 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! We encourage you to find a camp designed for your child’s age. Unfortunately we are unable to make exceptions regarding age groups. 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.

FunCamp Fees: $130, with Member discounts available.

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2014 FunCamp Schedule

FunCamps Available for Children Ages 4 – 6

Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers:  June 16 – 20 & August 11 – 15, AUGUST SESSION SOLD OUT
9AM – 12PM, Ages: 4 – 6
Waitlist for August camp available at education@fairytaletown.org

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’s animals and animal feed. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed.
Instructor: Jim Hernandez

Rock School: June 23 – 27 & July 28 – August 1, BOTH SESSIONS SOLD OUT
9AM – 12PM, Ages: 4 – 6
Waitlist available at education@fairytaletown.org

Channel your inner rock star in this rockin’ FunCamp! This camp features hands-on experience with several instruments, including guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. Campers will also learn lots of rock ‘n’ roll history and participate in rock-related art activities. At the end of the week, parents and loved ones are invited to a Rock Show put on by the campers. Rock School is perfect for beginning musicians, but no previous experience is necessary. Please note: This FunCamp gets loud!
Instructor: Jessie Abbey

Earthworks Garden FunCamp: July 7 – 11, SOLD OUT
9AM – 12PM, Ages: 4 – 6
Waitlist available at education@fairytaletown.org

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.
Instructor: Kayla Willett

Puppet Palooza: July 14 – 18
9AM – 12PM, Ages: 4 – 6

Every play set 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 play sets at Fairytale Town. Campers are then encouraged and inspired to retell the classic tales through a variety of techniques using puppets that they create. Each day brings a new story and a variety of puppets are made, including paper bag, sock and marionettes.
Instructor: Kayla Willett

Little Artists: July 21 – 25 & August 4 – 8
9AM – 12PM, Ages: 4 – 6

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 environment. Topics explored include primary and secondary colors, drawing, sand art and patterns.
Instructor: Elizabeth Vang

FunCamps Available for Children Ages 6 – 12

Adventure Play: June 16  – 20 & July 28 – August 1
1PM – 4PM, Ages: 6 – 12

Adventure Play FunCamp teaches children about the natural world through science-based experiments and discovery play. Concepts explored include basic survival skills, weather identification, plants and animals. Campers will take nature walks, make bird feeders, construct cardboard forts, use a solar oven and more!
Instructor: Wendy Her

Curtains Up!: June 23 – 27, SOLD OUT
1PM – 4PM, Ages: 6 – 12
Waitlist available at education@fairytaletown.org

Fairytale Town presents a theatre arts FunCamp that emphasizes creative playmaking onstage and off. Curtains Up! 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.
Instructor: Amelia Bethel

Zap! Boom! Pow! Comic Book Basics: July 7 – 11
1PM – 4PM, Ages: 6 – 12

The perfect FunCamp for budding artists who want to draw, draw and draw some more! A special emphasis is placed on dynamic anatomy, character development and sequential storytelling techniques with the primary focus on classic Silver Age and modern Manga art styles. Campers will have the option to create their own comic book or a freestanding art piece to display in a “comic book convention” setting at the end of the week.
Instructor: John Lee

Farmer Brown’s Farmers: July 14 – 18
1PM – 4PM, Ages: 6 – 12

Farmer Brown gives an in-depth and detailed look into what it takes to 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, animal facts and participate in related hands-on activities. Activities include learning to harness and halter animals and techniques on how to safely handle them. Campers will also assist in the daily grooming, cleaning and afternoon feedings of all our animals. Please note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town’s animals and animal feed. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed.
Instructor: Jim Hernandez

Mad Food Science: July 21 – 25
1PM – 4PM, Ages: 6 – 12

Food and science are combined in this newly imagined FunCamp! Campers will learn nutritional theory and explore the science properties of food through a series of fun hands-on experiments, including magical floating eggs, color changing milk, ice cream making and more! Please note: Campers will not be using a stove or cooking with an open flame at any time.
Instructor: Wendy Her

Young Picassos: August 4 – 8
1PM – 4PM, Ages: 6 – 12

This art FunCamp has it all! Campers will get to experience an exciting variety of adventures in mixed media, including painting with water colors, printmaking and clay. Plus, an added exploration into three-dimensional and found object art. This camp is specifically designed for the young artist who wants to try it all!
Instructor: Andy Graham

Write Now: August 11 – 15
1PM – 4PM, Ages: 6 – 12

Fairytale Town proudly presents this popular creative writing FunCamp! Aspiring amateur authors who wish to strengthen their storytelling skills will find a happy haven of literary labor packed with plenty of artful advice, energetic exercises, art activities and freestyle fun. Fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry, and even art illustrations. It’s all here, Write Now!
Instructor: Karin Stevens

For More Information About FunCamps, Please Contact:

education@fairytaletown.org
916.808.8884