Summer Camp

Fairytale Town Summer FunCamps 2018

Fairytale Town offers 24 exciting and educational weeklong summer camps for children! Morning sessions from 9 AM to 12 PM are offered for children ages 4 – 6 and ages 7 – 9. Each camp is designed for a specific age group and features a unique theme, including visual art, animals, gardening, puppetry, literature, theatre arts 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.

An Afternoon Adventures session from 12 to 4 PM can be added to a morning session to create a full-day camp experience. Afternoon Adventures are offered for ages 4 – 9 and feature a supervised lunch and recess time followed by more curriculum-based, open-ended activities, dramatic play, story time and more.

An Early Drop-Off option has been added this year for parents or guardians needing to drop off their child before the 9 AM camp start time.

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. Please review the Waitlist Information and Cancellation Policy.

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FunCamp Fees & REgistration

Morning Session Only: $145 per child per weeklong session
Morning Session & Afternoon Adventures: $340 per child per weeklong session
Early Drop-Off: $45 per child per weeklong session
Member discounts are available. See a chart of member prices for 2018 FunCamps.

General registration opens March 1. Member registration opens February 15; for access to early member registration, email us at mail@fairytaletown.org.

2018 FunCamp Schedule

Morning Sessions for Ages 4 – 6

Storybook Stage: June 18-22
9 AM – 12 PM
Every story needs someone to tell it! Campers will help bring 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.

Nature Detectives: June 18-22
9 AM – 12 PM
Explore a new world and go on a real adventure! In this camp, kids will transform into Nature Detectives and enjoy a week of nature crafts, magical fairy gardens, messy mud pies, wildlife tracking, and more. At the end of the week children will be sworn in as official Nature Detectives. Please Note: This FunCamp will take supervised adventures outside the Fairytale Town gates in William Land Park.

Science Explorers: June 25-29
9 AM – 12 PM
Climb on the Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle and get lost in the solar system, dive down to the ocean floor, explore inside the human body, travel back to the land of the dinosaurs, and go inside the earth. Campers will explore a new science subject each day through the beloved children’s books series The Magic School Bus.

Little Ranchers: June 25-29
9 AM – 12 PM
Get a taste of Ranch life and help with 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.

Camp Kaleidoscope: July 9-13
9 AM – 12 PM
This camp introduces art and basic color 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, color mixing, and patterns.

Storybook Science: July 9-13
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.

Gardens Galore: July 16-20
9 AM – 12 PM
Fairytale Town offers plenty of green thumb fun in this gardening camp. This FunCamp covers the essentials of home gardening with an accent on environmentally “green” practices. Campers will also receive an up-close perspective on Fairytale Town’s own unique gardens and plants.

Camp STEAM: July 16-20
9 AM – 12 PM
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math—also known as STEAM! Campers will tackle a new subject each day with hands-on activities and meet women and men working in STEAM careers from our region.

Music Makers: July 23-27
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-a-long 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.

Super Senses: July 23-27
9 AM – 12 PM
Explore each of the five senses (Hearing, Seeing, Touching, Tasting, and Smelling) in this fun-filled FunCamp. Campers will explore a new sense each day! Play hands-on sensory games like sound effect bingo, what’s in the box?, blindfolded taste-tests, and guess that sniff.

Art in Nature: July 30-August 3
9 AM – 12 PM
Join us for a week full of art projects inspired by Mother Nature! Campers will explore nature in an artsy week of fun to create masterpieces with flora and fauna. Artists will be drawing, cutting, pasting and painting while using the outdoors as tools and inspiration. Parents and guardians are invited to the “Outdoor Art” reception on Friday where campers will showcase their nature art pieces.

Little Ranchers: July 30-August 3
9 AM – 12 PM
Get a taste of Ranch life and help with 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.

Scales & Fairytales: August 6-10
9 AM – 12 PM
FunCampers will combine up-close reptile interactions with children’s books about the animals they get to meet. Kids get access to Fairytale Town’s educational fleet of reptiles—including Simon the Blue Tongue Skink, Milton the Monitor Lizard, Blackbeard and Maleficent the bearded dragons, and more—and learn all about what makes these reptiles unique through stories, crafts, and games. Please note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town animals.

Sensory Science: August 6-10
9 AM – 12 PM
Sensory Slime, Snow, Rice, Playdough, Mud, Water and more! Campers will squish, squeeze, and create fun sensory materials to explore and take home. Experiments will be connected to children’s literature each day in this messy, hands-on week of sensory make-and-take fun.

Dino Detectives: August 13-17
9 AM – 12 PM
If you love everything about dinosaurs, then this is the camp for you! Discover how paleontologists learn about these ancient reptiles by investigating real fossils and replicas. Campers will excavate fossils, make their own fossil cast and dig in to what it takes to recover ancient dinosaur fossils! Meet real living Fairytale Town animals and explore the unique characteristics that help them survive and link them to the dinosaurs of the past. 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.

Dance Around the World: August 13-17
9 AM – 12 PM
Learn different dances from around the world! Campers will twirl, twist, and tap through different countries and will get to meet different multi-cultural dancer groups and watch them perform. No dance experience is required to enjoy this global adventure. On the last day of camp, parents are invited to join in the fun during a dance showcase.

 

 

Morning Sessions for Ages 7 – 9

Farm-to-Fork Fun: June 18-22
9 AM – 12 PM
Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork capital! From poultry to produce, campers will discover where their food comes from in this fun week of following food from farm-to-fork. Campers will plant, tend, harvest, and cook food straight from the Fairytale Town garden and learn about eating healthy and local through a variety of cooking techniques. Please note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town animals and animal feed. Campers will also be working with a variety of foods. Please ensure to list any food allergies during registration.

Dance Camp: June 25-29
9 AM – 12 PM
Fairytale Town presents a Dance FunCamp that emphasizes creative movement onstage and off. Dance Camp includes many different styles of dance, from ballet to hip-hop and jazz to interpretive. Campers will choreograph, costume, produce, and perform dances and meet professional and youth dancers in our community.

Junior Animal Keepers: July 9-13
9 AM – 12 PM
Calling all animal lovers! This FunCamp will focus on the different animal members of Fairytale Town’s family and how the Animal staff keeps them healthy. This week is packed with fun special visits with our animal ambassadors, helping with their care and feeding, keeper talks, and animal enrichment opportunities. 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.

Fun with Fabrics: July 16-20
9 AM – 12 PM
The possibilities are endless with fabric! FunCampers will create crafts, build forts, and even dance with a variety of fabrics and learn about the processing and history of fabrics. Make and take-home projects will use organza, canvas, cotton, and even wool from our very own Fairytale Town sheep.

Junior Beekeepers: July 23-27
9 AM – 12 PM
Did you know that Fairytale Town has beehives and sells honey? In Junior Beekeepers campers will be introduced to the bees that call Fairytale Town home. Children will get to safely view the bees and learn about their lifecycles, how to care for hives, harvesting honey, and the important role they play in our ecosystem. Please Note: Campers will visit the hives at a safe distance; some children may be allergic to bees.

Food, Fun, and Fairytales: July 30-August 3
9 AM – 12 PM
Fairytales have common themes of magical creatures, heroes, villains…and food! Campers will become Magical Chefs as they taste their way through different stories. Learn about “Curds and Whey,” discover why Goldilocks ate so much porridge, recreate the gingerbread house from Hansel & Gretel and more in this tasty week of Food, Fun and Fairytales. Please Note: Campers will be working with a variety of foods. Please ensure to list any food allergies during registration.

Clay Creation: August 6-10
9 AM – 12 PM
Campers will become potters, sculptors, and animators in this week of exploring different kinds of clay. Working with sculpture, clay animation, and wheel-thrown pottery will encourage kids to expand their imaginations and express their creativity. Parents are invited to visit the pop-up gallery on the last day of camp to view all the clay creations.

Comic Connections: August 13-17
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 to 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.

 

 

Afternoon Adventures for Ages 4 – 9

June 18 – August 17 (no camp the week of July 4th)
12 – 4 PM
Ages 4-9
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. Also note that Afternoon Adventures will have children ages 4-9 years old together. Camper must be enrolled in a Morning Session to enroll in Afternoon Adventures.

 

Early Drop-Off

June 18 – August 17
8 – 9 AM
Ages 4-9
Need to drop-off your child before 9 AM to get to work on time? An early drop off time is available this year! Add the Early Drop-Off option to your FunCamp order, and you can drop off your children anytime between 8 and 9 AM. During the Early Drop-Off hour, children will enjoy free playtime and open-ended activities until the morning session begins.

 

 

For More Information About FunCamps, Please Contact:

education@fairytaletown.org
(916) 808-8884