Summer Camp

Fairytale Town Summer FunCamps 2019

Fairytale Town offers 27 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.

For more information, please contact the Education Department at (916) 808-8884 or education@fairytaletown.org.

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 2019 FunCamps.

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

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2019 FunCamp Schedule

Morning Sessions for Ages 4 – 6

Camp Kaleidoscope: June 10-14
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. Waitlist Only.

Little Ranchers: June 10-14
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. Waitlist Only.

Nature Detectives: June 17-21
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. Waitlist Only.

Camp STEAM: June 17-21
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.

Scales & Fairytales: June 24-28
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. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed. Waitlist Only.

Storybook Stage: June 24-28
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.

Super Senses: July 8-12
9 AM – 12 PM
Explore each of the five senses (hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling) in this FunCamp. Campers will have fun exploring 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.

Music Makers: July 8-12
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.

Little Ranchers: July 15-19
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. Waitlist Only.

Innovation Station: July 15-19
9 AM – 12 PM
Creative thinking skills abound in this FunCamp designed to let kids’ imaginations run wild. Campers will take part in a collaborative week of building with different recycled materials. 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. Waitlist Only.

Dino Detectives: July 22-26
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. Waitlist Only.

Paint, Draw, Create: July 22-26
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! Waitlist Only.

Science Explorers: July 29-Aug. 2
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. Waitlist Only.

Express Your Mess: July 29-Aug. 2
9 AM – 12 PM
Dive your hands into ooey-gooey slime, oobleck and so much more! Campers will enjoy a range of hands-on activities with the goal of making a creative mess. Express Your Mess will teach campers about tactical and visual senses. Each day’s experiments will be connected to children’s literature in this messy hands-on week of sensory make-and-take fun. Waitlist Only.

Art in Nature: August 5-9
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. Waitlist Only.

Little Chefs: August 5-9
9 AM – 12 PM
Little Chefs will dive into the world of cooking! In this fun-filled week, campers will learn the fundamentals of cooking and good kitchen practices. They will have fun making pasta from scratch and trying different recipes each day. Join us on Friday for a feast made by the chefs. Please Note: Campers will be working with a variety of foods. Please ensure to list any food allergies during registration.  Waitlist only.

Storybook Science: August 12-16
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. Waitlist Only.

Dance Around the World: August 12-16
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

Map Quest: June 10-14
9 AM – 12 PM
At the heart of every child is an adventurer! Campers will discover the adventure that awaits them as they blaze trails 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.

Dance Camp: June 17-21
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 and hip-hop to jazz and interpretive. Campers will choreograph, costume, produce, and perform dances and meet professional and youth dancers in our community.

Food, Fun and Fairytales: June 24-28
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 be sure to list any food allergies during registration.

Jr. Animal Keepers: July 8-12
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. Waitlist Only.

Drama-Rama: July 15-19
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/prop construction. Campers will write, design, produce and perform short plays and skits in this fast-paced, fun-filled week. 

Farm-to-Fork Fun: July 22-26
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. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed. Campers will also be working with a variety of foods. Please ensure to list any food allergies during registration.

Clay Creation: July 29-Aug. 2
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. Waitlist Only.

Jr. Beekeepers: August 5-9
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.

Comic Connections: Aug 12-16
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. Waitlist Only.

Afternoon Adventures for Ages 4 – 9

June 10 – August 16 (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 10 – August 16 (no camp the week of July 4th)
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