Summer Adventure

Full-Day Child Care

– June 14 – August 20

– Weekdays | 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Full-Day Summer Adventure!

Carlsbad Kids Care delivers convenient, affordable, quality care all summer long with Summer Adventure! Students entering grades TK – 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 Themes

Watch the videos to learn more about our themed adventures!

Hours & Pricing


7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday – Friday
June 15 – August 20


Explorers (Grades TK–3)

Jefferson Elementary
3743 Jefferson St., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Poinsettia Elementary
2445 Mica Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009

Trailblazers (Grades 3–5)

Jefferson Elementary
3743 Jefferson St., Carlsbad, CA 92008


Weekly Adventure: $225
Early Bird: $199*
*When registered by May 31, 2021

Students not previously enrolled in Kids Care must pay a non-refundable registration fee ($75 per child) at registration.

Benefits to Enrollment


Early Bird Rate

Only $199/week when registered by May 31!


Safe Environment

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


Educational Fun

Sharpen understanding of mathematics, 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 + Combo Discount

Summer Adventure is just $125/week when your student is enrolled in an enrichment camp the same week.


Two Convenient Locations

Grades TK-3 may attend Jefferson or Poinsettia Elementary. Students in grades 3-5 are located at Jefferson Elementary.

Two Carlsbad Locations

Jefferson Elementary
Grades TK–5

Poinsettia Elementary
Grades TK–3


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.

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Summer Program Information


Cancellations & Refunds:

If any summer program is canceled by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, including a CEF cancellation due to COVID-19, 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 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the upcoming Summer Adventure. No credit or refund if canceling 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: [email protected].

Enrichment Camps:

Receive 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to 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 [email protected].


Summer Academy:

Once a class has begun, students may withdraw by completing a Withdrawal Request Form found in the Summer Academy Handbook, available online at You may also request a withdrawal form by emailing [email protected]. 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 at

Refunds are issued based on the schedule listed below:
Prior to May 8 : Full refund minus a $25 processing fee
Between May 8 - May 22: 50% refund minus a $25 processing fee
After May 22: No refund
Any change of schedule may incur an additional $25 processing fee.



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