Summer Adventure

Full-Day Camp

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration is Now Open!


Full-Day Summer Adventure!

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 14 - June 23

Adventure Zone

Journey through fantasy land as we explore some of our favorite characters and stories. Invent your own superhero identities and special powers. Draw and caption your own comic book. Construct a theme park adventure, design and build gadgets, and challenge campmates in games. Let your imagination run wild! 

Spirit Days

Wednesdays: Wear your Adventure T-Shirt!
Friday, June 16: “Superhero Day” — Join the adventure and dress like your favorite superhero!
Friday, June 23: “Costume Day” — Halloween in the summer! Be spooky, silly, or magical, and dress in your favorite costume.

June 26 - July 7

Buggin’ Out in the Wild

Explore the natural world as we dig down to see what’s below the earth and what’s above. Reroute a bubbling volcano and create a fossil of an ancient bug. Make caterpillars that wiggle, bugs that glow, and see like a fly with giant bug eyes. Discover your wild side through a variety of science experiments and decipher secret codes with disappearing ink. 

Spirit Days

Wednesdays: Wear your Adventure T-Shirt!
Friday, June 30: “Animal Print Day” — Show your wild side with your animal print or camouflage outfit.
Friday, July 7 “Team Spirit” — Show support to your favorite team or sport.

July 10 - July 21

Busy Builders

Bring your creativity and engineering skills to join forces as we build towers and construct bridges. Design and fashion your own jewelry and keychains. Earn camp cash throughout the week to spend at our Adventure Market full of camp-made goodies and special surprises.

Spirit Days

Wednesdays: Wear your Adventure T-Shirt!
Friday, July 14: “Pajama Day” — Roll out of bed and come dressed in your comfy pajamas!
Friday, July 21: “Twin Day” — Find a camp friend and dress alike for the day.

July 24 - August 4

Quest Chasers

Come along for the quest of the summer! Work with your friends to solve riddles and complete daily missions. Follow the map to discover hidden treasure, and race to find it all in a scavenger hunt. Search for clues to solve the mystery. Challenge one another in an obstacle course.

Spirit Days

Wednesdays: Wear your Adventure T-Shirt!
Friday, July 28: “Crazy Hair Day” — Messy hair, don’t care – it’s crazy hair day! 
Friday, August 4: “Wacky Sock Day” — Show off your wacky or mismatched socks. 

August 7 - August 18

Splash Mania

Cool down with a wet and wild end to summer!  Zip down the slip ‘n slide, play sponge tag, and challenge your friends in a water relay race. Tackle the STEM challenge and design a mini water slide. Learn about the water cycle and what kind of creatures live between the layers of the ocean. 

Spirit Days

Wednesdays: Wear your Adventure T-Shirt!
Friday, August 11: “Favorite Hat Day” — Have a baseball cap, spunky headband, or beloved visor? Wear it with pride – and function – on a sunny summer day.
Friday, August 18: “Hawaiian Day” — Say, ‘Ahola,’ in your favorite floral shirt or dress. Add a sarong or straw hat to have a relaxing island vibe all day.

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7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday – Friday
June 14 – August 18


Aviara Oaks Middle School
6880 Ambrosia Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Weekly Adventure: $255
Early Bird: $230*
*When registered by May 26, 2023

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

Benefits to Enrollment


Early Bird Rate

Enroll early & save!

Early-bird pricing is $230 a week – when enrolled before May 26th!


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.

Register Today!

Early-Bird Rate is $230/week when registered by May 26, 2023!

Summer Program Information


Cancellations & 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 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:

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


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 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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