Summer Day Camps in Sacramento for kids

It’s hard to believe that the summer is upon us and before we know it the kids will be at home complaining that they are “bored” and have the “Summertime blues”. So before they spend hours in front of the TV, check out one of the many local summer camps in the area.

Fun camps like those at Fairytale Town will keep the kids engaged with arts and crafts, drama, gardening, music and more. Week long camps run June 13th-August 19th for ages 4-12. Discounts are available to Fairytale Town members.

For the kids who are more into the X-Games and love to skateboard, check out Epic Indoor Skate park. Weekly summer camps will teach kids at all levels and they will even have a chance to design their own skateboard!

For the drama queens in our life- they can attend a fast-paced intensive art experience. Act, Dance and Sing! For 1st-4th graders and 4th-8th graders. Acting Camp and Musical Performance for High Schoolers. Three sessions to choose from between June 27th-August 5th; visit for more information.

For the eco-minded child, you can choose a camp like the one that is offered at Effie Yeaw Nature Center. August 2nd-13th, your child can enjoy games, crafts, nature walks and live animal presentations.

Or you can choose a camp at Star Eco Station where they will help care for giant tortoises, meet parrot friends, touch a rainbow boa and more! The camp at Star Eco runs from June 13th-Aug. 12th.

Or to keep those kids active, check out a “fun and Fitness” camp at the Bounce spot. Geared for children in K-8th grades, their days will be filled with activities and field trips (Explorit Science Center, Rock Climbing, Bowling, Ice Skating and more). June 10th-Aug 23rd.

The Sacramento Zoo also offers a fun and interactive camp for kids in preschool-9th grade. Kids will have a great time learning about animals and making new friends.

And if you have a little cowboy or cowgirl you can head up the hill to Time Stock Farm for their summer Horse Camps. Children will learn how to ride and care for horses. Class sizes are limited to 10 students each, so contact them early to reserve a spot.

So whatever you choose for your child, there are many options to keep them busy and engaged this summer.

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Have a great summer!


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