Summer Adventure

Full-Day Camp
June 12 – August 14, 2024

Registration Opens Monday, March 4!


Carlsbad Kids Care delivers convenient, affordable, quality care all summer long with Summer Adventure! Students entering grades K – 5 enjoy weekly themes that allow them to explore in a creative way, all day! Every Summer Adventure is infused with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), age-appropriate activities, crafts, group games, 90-minute lessons, outdoor recreation, and more!

100% of proceeds benefit the Carlsbad Unified School District for programs in music, science, and educational innovation!.

Weekly Adventures

June 12 - June 21

Let’s Get Chemical

Channel your inner Bill Nye the Science Guy as we dive into the world of chemistry. Is it a solid, liquid, or gas? Learn about the phases of matter with Ooblek and generate an edible DNA replica. Concoct vibrant slime and discover the magic of magnets as we create marvels that come to life. Create bubbling art, lava lamps, and unbreakable bubbles. Use Alka-Seltzer to make exploding artwork. Start your summer off with a bang!

June 24 - July 3

Born to Be Wild

Unearth how to survive in the wild! Learn survival skills like filtering water, identifying and foraging for plants, designing an emergency shelter, basic first aid, and fire safety. Engage with real animals with a visit from some furry friends. Create your own compass and practice orienteering. Solve riddles and look for treasure as we design our own geocache. Top off this camp theme with Survivor Day, where you can out-wit and out-play your campmates to the finish line.

July 8 - July 19

World of Arts

Travel around the world as we learn about art from other cultures. Build maracas from Mexico, thumb pianos from Africa, and Chinese hand drums. Learn traditional dances from around the globe like hula from Hawaii and Bollywood from India. Design Mexican mirror art and Moroccan mosaics. Prepare traditional dishes to sample flavors from other cities. Create fun skits, sing songs, and dance with campmates to explore the cultures we’ve learned about.

July 22 - August 2

Whiz Kids

What do you want to be when you grow up? Learn all about different careers and meet with local professionals at our career café. Develop a product and put it up for sale at our very own camp store. Play games to count cash the quickest, discover the benefits of saving, and learn the value of everyday items.

August 5 - August 14


Get wet and wild as we slip ‘n slide our way into the last few weeks of summer! Soak up the sunshine in your swimsuit with water gun games, sponge tag, water balloon toss, and water relay races. Launch bottle rockets, learn about animals of the Pacific, create water filters, and cool down with camp-made popsicles. Beat the heat with this aqua adventure!



7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday – Friday
June 12 – August 14


Jefferson Elementary School
3743 Jefferson Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Weekly Adventure: $255
Early Bird: $230*
*When registered by May 23, 2024

Families who are not enrolled in Kids Care are required to pay an annual registration fee of $75. 

Summer Brochure

Benefits to Enrollment


Early Bird Rate

Enroll early & save! Early-bird pricing is $230 a week – when enrolled before May 23rd!


Safe Environment

Safety guidelines include group size limitations, check-in procedures, and cleaning protocols.


Educational Fun

Sharpen understanding of nature, reasoning, reading, and more. Develop interpersonal relationships through teamwork and communication.


Age-Appropriate Activity

Students experience theme-centric activities in groups based on the grade they will be entering in the fall.



Enrichment Camp Discount

Attend an enrichment camp the same week you attend Summer Adventure and save $75 off the weekly rate!


Offsite Field Trips

Take an adventure offsite by signing up for one of the weeks with a field trip. Excursions include the movies, museums, and more.


What Parents Say

Mason loved the adventure this summer. He was always smiling and happy when picked up at the end of the day.

My girls came home happy every day they attended!

The kids were excited to come and we felt they were having fun and learning at the same time.

Summer Program Information

Cancellations and Refunds
If any summer program is canceled by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, a full refund will be available or a change of schedule may be made with no processing fee. The Carlsbad Educational Foundation respects the fact that life is unpredictable and that it may become necessary for you to withdraw from a summer program. In consideration to life’s uncertainties, we offer the following refund policies:

Summer Adventure

Receive a 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the upcoming Summer Adventure. No credit or refund if canceled within two weeks of your scheduled start date. The $75 registration fee for Carlsbad Kids Care Summer Adventure is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations in writing must be submitted via email to Carlsbad Kids Care:

Summer Enrichment

Receive a 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks before any half-day enrichment camp. Full-day enrichment camps must be canceled within four weeks of the start date for a 75% refund. No credit or refund if canceling within two weeks of a camp start date. You may transfer a purchased enrichment camp to another enrichment camp of the same price for no additional charge. Cancellations must be submitted via email to

Summer Academy

Once a class has begun, students may withdraw by completing a Withdrawal Request Form, available online here. You may also request a withdrawal form by emailing Final approval for dropping a class will be given by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation.

All enrollment cancellations and refund requests must be submitted through the Cancellation/Drop Request Form found online here.

Refunds are issued based on the schedule listed below:
Prior to May 3: Full refund minus a $25 processing fee
Between May 4 – May 17: 50% refund minus a $25 processing fee
May 18 and after: No refund
Any change of schedule may incur an additional $25 processing fee.

Financial Aid

Carlsbad Educational Foundation awards financial assistance for Enrichment Camps and Summer Academy. A percentage of tuition assistance is discounted based on financial need and availability. Guardians must apply by the deadline assigned for each program. Applying for financial aid does not guarantee any financial aid will be awarded.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Enrichment Camps:

Round 1: March 7 – April 30, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Round 1 applicants will be notified by May 13

Round 2: May 1 – May 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Round 2 applicants will be notified by June 10

Applications received after May 31 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Summer Academy:

Deadline: May 3, 2024, at 5 p.m.

Application for Financial Aid (Click Here)


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