2018 Summer Camp for Kids
April 4, 2018

2018 Summer Camp for Kids

Our updated guide 2018 Summer Camp for Kids includes an exciting assortment of summer programs guaranteed to delight and stimulate kids of all ages and interests. Our listing features camps of all types — from day camps to week-long overnight programs — all of which will thrill and entertain your children.

Many 2018 Summer Camp for Kids are now accepting registration, and many offer early bird discounts, so book a spot for your child’s summer camp experience as soon as possible. Whatever your child’s summer camp dreams may be, help them come true with our guide to 2018 Summer Camp for Kids:

Summer Camps for kids
ID Tech Camps

ID Tech Camps

They are the world’s #1 summer tech camp for kids and teens ages 6 – 18! At iD Tech, they offer day & overnight summer camps for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, and more. iD Tech has specific programs for girls, teens, tweens, and young learners.

Courses are led by tech-savvy, adult-only staff in a fun, energetic and experiential environment. In addition to providing entertaining and age-appropriate activities, their STEM summer camps are loaded with original, real-world curriculum and professional software. With personalized, hands-on instruction for all skill levels and small class sizes that average eight students per instructor, they anticipate students to become the world’s next creators of innovative technology. Visit ID Tech Camps website.

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Paddle & Play Kids Camp

Paddle & Play Kids Camp

Camp Pollock | 1501 Northgate Boulevard | Sacramento | (916) 731-8798

Flow Stand-up Paddle of Sacramento offers Paddle & Play Kids Camp, an amazing week-long day camp full of games, individual challenges, team building and stand up paddle instruction. Kids will have a blast while they keep active! Camp activities foster the development of motor skills, agility and build personal confidence.

Every day will be full of different activities and campers float out of each one full of smiles. The camp offers two summer camps for kids sessions for 2018, July 23-27 and July 30-Aug 3, and camp takes place 9 am to 1 pm each day. To learn more or to book your child’s amazing camp experience, visit the program website.

Summer Camps for kids
Camp Woolman Overnight Camp

Camp Woolman Overnight Camp

Sierra Friends Center | 13075 Woolman Lane | Nevada City | (866) 383-2382

Camp Woolman takes places in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills near the wild and scenic Yuba River and Tahoe National Forest. Campers age 9-14 love Camp Woolman because every day is an adventure! They offer four one-week camp sessions (camps run weekly from June 24 through August 4), and kids can participate in multiple sessions, if desired.

Campers will enjoy a variety of activities such as backpacking, visiting beautiful places, learning about nature, and have a blast! Kids come back year after year and enjoy the programs under the guidance of fun, friendly counselors.

Campers spend their days playing games, singing, making art, being silly, learning about peace, nature, the garden, and so much more! Campers also enjoy delicious and healthy vegetarian food from their wonderful kitchen! To learn more, or to register for Camp Woolman, visit the camp website.

Time Traveler Camp

California Museum | 1020 O Street | Sacramento | (916) 654-1729

California Museum offers campers an amazing experience exploring 10,000 years of history and culture at Time Traveler Camp! This week-long day camp is ideal for young adventurers ages 6-11. The camp offers engaging learning experiences as participants travel back in time to California’s significant eras.

The program is a combination of exhibit tours, excursions to nearby sites and hands-on activities. Daily itineraries begin on Monday in modern California and end on Friday in the state’s prehistoric past over 10,000 years ago.

The camp is offered in two sessions, June 25-29 and July 16-20, 2018. The camp schedule is 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. To learn more or to book your child’s camp experience, visit the camp website.

Summer Camps for kids
American Dance Training Overnight Camp

American Dance Training Overnight Camp

Sugar Bowl | 629 Sugar Bowl Road | Norden | (530) 273-3183

American Dance Training Overnight Camp is one-of-a-kind dance camp offers a fun overnight camp experience for girls age 8+. The camp is fun for dancers of all levels, from beginners to experienced performers. The environment provides girls with a unique opportunity to be empowered and inspired to be their best.

Instruction has a focus on jazz, funk and hip-hop. The fully accredited camp also provides participants with a full range of traditional summer camp activities in a beautiful mountain destination resort setting. The camp offers four one-week summer camps for kids sessions starting on June 21. For complete information or to book your daughter’s camp experience, visit the camp website.

Summer Camps for kids
Kids Summer Art Studio Camp

Kids Summer Art Studio Camp

Verge Center for the Arts |  625 S Street | Sacramento | (916) 448-2985

Verge Center for the Arts offers several summer camp for kids in 2018. The week-long summer day camps for kids are categorized by age (ages 6-9, and age 10-14) and by medium. Camps areas of focus include ceramics, fiber arts, comic books, painting and mosaics.

Camps are held daily between 10 am and 3pm; snacks are provided. For learn more about Verge Center for the Arts, visit their website. For information on kids camp session for children age 6-9, view this camp studio page schedule. For information on kids camp sessions for children age 10-14, view this camp studio page schedule.

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Sacramento 4-H Overnight Camp

Sacramento 4-H Overnight Camp

17183 Lake Vera Purdon Rd | Nevada City | (916) 875-6530

Sacramento 4-H offers an amazing week-long overnight program aimed at kids age 9+. Camp takes place between June 24-29 and is held at Camp Gold Hollow in Nevada City. The camp offers kids opportunities for growth, fun, and development. Kids will experience unique, hands-on learning opportunities that teach real life skills.

Camp includes daily activities such as skits, sports, crafts and more. The program promotes positivity and learning while allowing campers to meet new youth and make life-long friendships.  The food at camp is prepared by experienced cooks and there is a nurse on-site at all times. Interested families are encouraged to watch the camp’s slideshow, or you can learn more or book your child’s 4-H Summer Camp experience by visiting the camp website.

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Kovar’s Summer Martial Arts Camp

Summer Martial Arts Camp

7520 Fair Oaks Blvd  | Carmichael | (916) 481-4830

9168 Franklin Boulevard | Elk Grove | (916) 684-3283

9320 Elk Grove Boulevard | Elk Grove | (916) 714-3390

8526 Madison Avenue | Fair Oaks | (916) 965-1561

6889 Douglas Boulevard | Granite Bay | (916) 791-7650

2063 Arena Blvd #100 | Sacramento | (916) 419-9878

Kovar’s Academy of Martial Arts offer multiple summer camp for kids programs, giving children the chance to trek a new adventure this summer. The camps allow kids to have a great time and develop useful life skills.

Each day features kid-approved fun with a focus on learning practical self-defense and developing safe habits. Kids love the week-long immersion program with a world of fun themes such as Superheros, Ninja, Star Warriors, Waterworld, Nerf, Minecraft and more! Life skills training includes themes such as Courage, Integrity, Respect, Practical Safety, and Bully Prevention.

Kovar’s week-long camps run weekly in June, July and August with camp locations in Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Granite Bay, Natomas, Elk Grove-Laguna, and Elk Grove-Waterman. For more information or to register, visit the Kovar’s website.

Elk Grove Summer Camp for kids
School of Rock

School of Rock

9045 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA  95624

School of Rock comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. They use Rock ‘n Roll to teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keys, culminating in an awesome live show on the final day! Their camps cater to rockers aged 6 – 18 of all skill levels – from beginners who are brand new to their instrument through to more advanced rockers with some experience under their studded belts.

Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes:

  • Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance
  • Studio/band rehearsal time
  • Individual and group instruction from our highly skilled staff
  • Music theory and Rock & Roll music appreciation
  • Interacting with other young musicians
  • A LIVE rock show performance
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Monster Mayhem Summer Camp

Monster Mayhem Summer Camp

405 Natoma Station Drive | Folsom | (916) 985-2222

Monster Mayhem Summer Camp at Brighton School offers children age 5-14 with amazing opportunities and fun experiences that build self-esteem. With many summer camp for kids options, their week-long day camps sessions are filled with creative, appropriate, organized and safe activities that keep campers happy all day long and give parents peace of mind. Sessions run weekly starting June 4 through August 3.

Each session is themed so campers can enjoy new experiences each week. Themes include Cookie Monster, Monster Truck, Aliens, Big Foot, etc. Tuition includes both snacks and lunch. During camp, children experience two outings per week, swimming at the Folsom Aquatic Center, plus a second trip is based on the session theme. To learn more or to reserve your camper’s experience, visit the camp program website.

Star Wars Art Camp

Blue Line Arts | 405 Vernon Street, #100 | Roseville | (916) 783-4117

Blue Line Arts will bring The Force to your child this summer at their fun-filled Star Wars-themed art camp! Children age 6-10 will partake in the creation of clay Ewoks, a Death Star, and other projects inspired by the epic Star Wars movies.

Camp sessions start June 18 through June 22. Sessions are held daily Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. To learn more about this amazing camp, visit the program website.

2018 Summer Camp for Kids

All of the camps listed in our 2018 Summer Camp for Kids provide your child with thrilling and entertaining experiences. Looking for a summer day camp or a week-long overnight program? We’ve got you covered! Many camps offer early bird discounts, so make sure to reserve your child’s summer camp experience soon!

Looking for more Summer Camp ideas? Check out our Choosing the Best Summer Camp posting to learn about additional camp programs in Sacramento and beyond! Not ready to send your child to summer camp? No problem! Check out our list of other places to go near Sacramento.


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Michele is a freelance writer based in Sacramento county. She lives in Elk Grove with her husband, two children and four cats. Michele is proud of her role as a working mother and maintains a full-time career. Writing is one of Michele’s passions and she aims to share her unique perspective on parenting through the written word.

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