STEM, Robotics, Art, Sports, and More!
Registration Opens Monday, March 4th
For Students Entering Grades K-8
Carlsbad Educational Foundation offers more than 60 weeklong, half-day enrichment camps for students interested in art, robotics, gaming, dance, and more. Campers can learn a new skill, ignite a passion, and challenge their mind all summer long.
All proceeds help fund enriching experiences in Music, STEAM, and innovation for every Carlsbad public school student!
Benefits to Enroll
Early Bird Discount
Receive 10% off all enrichment camps when registered by May 26th!
Save $75/week on Summer Adventure when also attending an enrichment camp during the same week.
Students enrolled in a morning and afternoon camp in the same week will have a supervised lunch from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (packed lunch required).
Age Appropriate Camps
Grades listed in camp descriptions refer to student’s grade in Fall 2024.
What Parents Say
Mrs. Bridget and Mrs. Maya were phenomenal teachers. She is so proud of everything she did. I couldn’t be happier with the experience.
The camps were great. The kids made so many creative things during the week.
Great communication with thorough instructions and safety expectations.
Financial Aid Available
Financial aid is available to families experiencing financial hardship. Please complete the application below, attach the required documents, and send to EnrichmentPrograms@CarlsbadEd.org. Financial aid is not guaranteed. Aid received will cover a portion of the enrollment fees but often does not cover the entire cost.
Financial aid applications received before May 5. All round 1 applicants will be notified by May 19 with any financial aid awarded.
Financial aid applications received May 6 – June 2 . All round 2 applicants will be notified by June 9 with any financial aid awarded.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Work with the camp teacher to prep materials, play games with the campers, and help bring their projects to life. Students who have completed at least 1 year of high school are welcome to volunteer in the classrooms in our summer camps. Use the button below to find our camp volunteer slots and select the camp that fits your schedule and interests.
Summer Enrichment Camp: All camps are three hours/day Monday – Friday. They run from 9 am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm. Volunteers are asked to commit to the entire week of camp (15 hours). You are welcome to volunteer in more than 1 camp per summer.
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:
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: KidsCare@CarlsbadEd.org.
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 EnrichmentPrograms@CarlsbadEd.org.
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 SummerAcademy@CarlsbadEd.org. 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.
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
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.
Deadline: May 3, 2024, at 5 p.m.