Summer Adventure

Full-Day Camp

June 12 – August 14, 2024

Weekly Adventures

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 creatively, 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! Enroll in one or both weeks of each theme.

Summer programs benefit year-round learning for students. All proceeds fund enriching educational experiences in Carlsbad Unified School District.

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 (Closed July 4-5)


Jefferson Elementary School
3743 Jefferson St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Weekly Adventure: $255
Early Bird: $230 when registered by May 23, 2024
Weeks 1, 4, & 10 are prorated for a 3-day week.

Sample Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Check-in and Free Play
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Outdoor Roundup, Snack, and Pep Rally
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Activity Block
11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Lunch, Games and Team Challenge
12:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.: Activity Block
2:10 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Closing Pep Rally and Announcements
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Snack and Outdoor Games
5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Cleanup and Check-out

Additional Information

  • Pack a lunch, additional snacks, and a water bottle (two snacks per day are provided at camp).
  • Apply sunscreen prior to camp (pack sunscreen for camper to reapply) and wear closed toe shoes.
  • Medication and a Medical Authorization Form (found online) must be given to the Camp Coordinator.
  • Weekly camp information is emailed the Friday prior to the first day of each week of camp.
  • Campers are placed in groups of similar grade. We are unable to accommodate specific grouping requests.

Combo Camp Discount

Save $75 and maximize the fun at Summer Adventure by attending an enrichment camp the same week!

When booking, select the enrichment camp you want to attend and add the Combo Summer Adventure Camp during checkout. You’ll save $75! The Summer Adventure weekly price becomes $180.00 ($155.00 Early Bird, if registered by May 23).

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.



Combo 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 if cancelled at two weeks prior to weekly camp start date. If cancelling within two weeks, there is no credit or refund. Weeks are non-transferable to another week. 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

Summer Academy:

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

Application for Financial Aid (Click Here)


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