Plan Your Summer of Fun!

Options for all students, from TK through 12th grade!

Full-Day Child Care

Kids Care Summer Adventure is a high-quality, licensed student care available weekdays from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Grades TK – 5

Enrichment Camps

Weeklong enrichment camps for students interested in music, art, robotics, performance, technology, and more.

Grades K – 8

High School Courses

Complete a yearlong class and earn credits toward graduation in just six weeks! Enroll in a math, science, or Spanish course!

Grades 7 – 12

Intern or Volunteer

Have a fun and professional experience as a support for the Carlsbad Educational Foundation or a volunteer at summer camps.

Grades 9 – 12


Our Summer Programs

Every student, from kindergarten through graduation, can learn something new every week of summer!

Make any enrichment camp a full-day adventure for students of elementary age through our Kids Care Summer Adventure! Or enroll in Summer Academy to earn high school credit for students entering grades 7 through 12. Students outside of the Carlsbad Unified School District are welcome to join!

Our programs extend beyond your student’s learning in the summer – you’re also contributing to their yearlong education!

All proceeds from the Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s summer programs help fund enriching experiences in Music, STEAM, and innovation for every Carlsbad public school student!

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Policies & Financial Aid


Cancellations & Refunds:

If any summer program is canceled by 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. 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 on our website page. 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 on our website page.

Refunds are issued based on the schedule listed below:

Please note: Dates are for Summer 2022
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.

Tuition Assistance:

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: April 30, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Application for Financial Aid (Click Here)



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