Summer Camp for Kids
May 31, 2020

Our updated guide, Summer Camp for Kids in the greater Sacramento area includes an exciting assortment of summer programs, things to do with kids, and kids activities guaranteed to delight and stimulate children of all ages and interests.

Summer Camp for Kids in the Sacramento area features camps of all types — from day camps, kids activities, to week-long overnight programs — all of which will thrill and entertain your children.

Spanish Summer Camp for Kids

Many Sacramento Summer Camps are now accepting registration. So book a spot for your child’s summer camp experience as soon as possible. Whatever kids activities they want during the summer, you’ll get a lot of options through our guide to Summer Camp for Kids.

Please call the summer camp provider for information on how they are adhering to Sacramento county health guidelines.

Quarry Park Adventures
Quarry Park Adventures

Quarry Park Adventures

5373 Pacific St., Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone Number: (916) 824-1680 

Want to get your kiddos outside for the summer?! Quarry Park Adventures is excited to offer a fresh take on summer camp! Arts and crafts, rock climbing, and aerial challenge courses are just a few adventure activities they will experience at Quarry Camp here in the heart of Rocklin, CA. Summer camp spaces are available by the week and each camper will receive a Quarry Camp t-shirt with sign-up.

Let your kids adventure and explore like never before! With rock climbing, rappelling, free-fall jumps, and an aerial challenge course, they are able to offer a unique summer camp experience starting at $180 per week. Age groups range from 5-7 years old, 8-11 years old, and 12-15 years old. These groups ensure that campers are engaged in activities and adventures geared towards their age and skill levels. Starting July 13, 2020, Monday through Friday, 8AM-12PM, limited spaces available!

Aerospace Museum
Aerospace Museum of California

Aerospace Museum of California

3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan Park, CA 95652
Phone Number: (916) 643-3192

Come explore one of aviation’s greatest showcases at the Aerospace Museum located at McClellan Business Park in Sacramento, approximately 20 minutes from Downtown. Celebrate aviation’s past, present, and future while engaging in hands-on experiences for the whole family. From a movie motion ride to state-of-the-art flight simulators, climb aboard and let your dreams take flight!

The Aerospace Museum of California is hosting half-day, socially distanced summer day camps this year for rising 1st to rising 6th graders, beginning on June 22nd! They’re offering 2 different Aerospace Museum Summer Camps: Galactic Explorers Space Camp and Aviation Aces Flight Camp. They have designed the camps to meet state and county COVID-19 health guidelines to keep everyone safe while still giving kids an amazing, hands-on STEAM experience.

Code Ninjas – Elk Grove

8641 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove CA 95624
Phone Number: (916) 883-2633

Code Ninjas – Folsom

1012 East Bidwell St., Ste C600, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: (916) 270-6826

Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by a team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It’s an unforgettably fun learning experience!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today at Code Ninjas!

Academy Learning Center Summer Camp
Academy Learning Center

Academy Learning Center

4211 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone Number: (916) 426-2656

Academy Learning Center is a complete K-12 learning center offering Tutoring, STEM classes, and HomeLearners, Junior Academy, and College-Bound programs. ALC facilitates collaboration between home, school, and the Academy, to complement the good work already being done, and demonstrate to their clients – parents and students – how they can assist.

Book early to secure your spots! Online camps/classes in LEGO Robotics, Game Coding, Rocketry, Summer Academics, Math Games, Science Camps, Intensive Tutoring. Prevent summer learning loss AND give them an alternative to Fortnite and Roblox overload.

Dream Enrichment Classes
Dream Enrichment Classes

Dream Enrichment Classes

1820 Tribute Rd., Suite F, Sacramento, CA 95628
Phone Number: (916) 419-7644

Dream Enrichment is a local small business bringing the most exciting themes, passionate teachers, and engaging camp curriculum to the Sacramento community. They specialize in STEAM camps that line up perfectly with your child’s passions, to keep them creating, inventing, and discovering – all summer long!

For over ten years, Dream Enrichment Classes has worked hard to provide high-quality, and engaging enrichment kids activities in our community. While “STEAM” is a relativity new buzz-word, you can easily see why it’s gained so much popularity over the last few years. An emphasis on STEAM-related activities means that they want our children to have access to inquiry-based education; the type of learning that can help these children imagine themselves working in fields like Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Verge Summer Camps
Verge Center for the Arts

Verge Center for the Arts

625 S St., Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone Number: (916) 448-2985

Verge Center for the Arts is the leading cultural institution in the Sacramento region for contemporary art and ideas. They have a mission to extend the dialogue about contemporary art to the central valley. Verge supports this mission by providing vital resources to local career and emerging artists as well as offering arts education opportunities for youth and adults.

Verge Summer Camp offers several classes for kids in 2020. The week-long summer day camps for kids are categorized by age (ages 6-9, and age 10-14) and by a medium. Sacramento Summer Camps of focus include ceramics, fiber arts, comic books, painting, 2D Multimedia, pottery, mosaics, and more!

Sacramento History Museum - Summer Camp for Kids
Sacramento History Museum

Sacramento History Museum

101 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: (916) 808-7059

The Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to Sacramento’s rich and diverse history. Their galleries and exhibits explore the history and stories of the area’s first inhabitants, the pioneers who settled here during the Gold Rush, life on the farm, and more. The Museum also features interactive exhibits that bring to life the people and events of Sacramento and its unique place in the history of California and the nation.

For the summer, registration is now open for History Camp 2020! Old Sacramento History Camp is a day camp for children age 6 – 13 that provides a safe, fun, and educational experience. Campers take part in field trips to historic sites and museums in the Sacramento area, arts and crafts, games, and outdoor activities. Spots fill up quickly!

Play-Well TEKnologies Summer Camp
Play-Well TEKnologies

Play-Well TEKnologies

1000 La Sierra Dr., Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone Number: (916) 390-6530

Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from specially trained instructors. They dive into massive collections of LEGO® parts. And while they build elaborate objects, structures, and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.

Play-Well TEK‘s Pre-Engineering Sacramento Summer Camps are primarily focused on BUILDING techniques. It will develop and enhance students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. Your kids will be exposed to concepts and vocabulary of Engineering, Architecture, and Physics. And lastly, it can provide an opportunity to have a great time with a terrific and versatile building system.

Visit their listing here.

Courtyard School - things to do with kids
Courtyard Private School

Courtyard Private School

205 24th St., Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: (916) 442-5395

Courtyard School offers an impressive academic Sacramento Summer Camps for kids. Their experienced, caring, and professional staff provides your children with the opportunity to have fun and continue learning throughout the summer. They offer engaging indoor and outdoor kids activities organized around weekly themes and onsite events tailored appropriately for each age group.

Courtyard’s educational summer camp program provides each child with their own Summer Bridge academic review workbook, which they work in daily during its educational summer program. This excellent combination of fun and education helps kids retain their classroom skills and prepares them to enter their new grades in the fall feeling confident and ready to embark on the new school year.

Courtyard Private School will also be offering distance learning beginning June 22nd and ending on August 21st.  Camp will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and includes a morning meeting, academic review, project-based learning activities, weekly themes, virtual field trips, and other interactive events.  Pricing information and the summer camp application can be found on our website.

Merryhill Summer Camp for Kids
Merryhill Schools Summer Camp

Merryhill School Camp

9036 Calvine Rd., Sacramento, CA 95829
Phone Number: (855) 722-8938

Join the Merryhill School Camp Crew! Each week, children ages 5-12 jump into action, participating in exciting sports programs, exploring nature, becoming involved in performing and creative arts, playing a part in group activities, and attending special events. Their special activity blocks and specialty camps are sprinkled throughout each week, giving campers fun and variety in their day. Campers expand their horizons, embark on new adventures, and most importantly, have fun.

Their exceptional program and dedicated staff create an environment that forges lifelong friendships among our campers to create a summer experience that is unforgettable. We further enhance our camp program with a unique selection of indoor and outdoor activities and field trips that take advantage of resources in the local area. Call today to learn more!

Virtual Summer Camp Class


We may be spending a lot of time inside, but there are still plenty of opportunities to learn new skills with IntelliBricks! We are very excited to introduce our New Live Virtual Classes! Once you register for our classes, as usual, using the Care Connect system, you will be provided with a link to enter the virtual classroom where a live instructor will be teaching the class and answering questions.

What a neat way to get our children ready for the future, which is becoming more and more technology-dependent! We’re keeping the small class sizes to ensure they have ample time with each student. A Laptop or desktop computer with reliable internet is all that’s required to attend the classes, unfortunately, tablets and smartphones are not an option for these courses.

Spanish Summer Camp for Kids
Spanish Summer Camp for Kids

More Summer Camps for Kids in the Sacramento Area

More Summer Camps for Kids

Sunshine Swim and Fitness Center

9360 Elk Grove Florin Rd Ste 4, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone Number: (916) 685-7462

Looking for kids activities this summer? Sunshine Swim and Fitness Center offers an All-Day Sunshine Summer Camp just for you!

Your kids are going to have a great time with all of the activities they have in store. Each week is jam-packed with engaging kids activities. Some of the activities could include arts and crafts, painting, hiking, trips to the park, indoor high-energy games, team building activities, and tie-dying.

Family Taekwondo Plus

Citrus Heights Kids Camp
7831 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone Number: (916) 725-3200

Citrus Heights Kids Camp offers safe, structured, family-oriented after-school and camp programs that help young people thrive – physically, mentally and morally. Children and young adults learn valuable life-skills that will help them thrive – socially, academically and athletically.

Parents and Kids in Citrus Heights love this fun and safe Sacramento Summer Camps. Your child is going to have a blast making new friends, experiencing a variety of fun indoor and outdoor adventures, learning/educational kids activities

Precision Dance Center

911 Washington Blvd, Suite #201
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone Number: (916) 532-7699

2020 Summer Dance Camp for ages 3 & up! There will be three unique camp experiences. Princess Dance Camp, Trolls Dance Camp and Descendants Dance Camp. Sign up now through June 30 and take advantage of their half off sale – only $100 per dancer, per camp. (Regular price $200 per dancer, per camp)

Please call, email or visit the studio to sign up for your favorite dance camp today. Class sizes will be limited in order to assure social distancing.

Fancy Feet

3202 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA ‎95757
Phone Number: (916) 451-4900

Fancy Feet Dance Academy offers a competitive dance company for dancers 6-18 years of age. The company competes at multiple regional competitions every year, as well as participate in several local special performances. They have an award winning team that focuses on team work and developing a positive environment for their dancers.

The dancers on the Velocity Dance Company are highly dedicated and motivated dancers. Most of their dancers in company take numerous other classes as well including lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tumbling, pointe, and musical theater. Starting June 15th, they offer Summer Dance Camps including Royal Princess, Descendants, Slime and Glow, American Girl, Frozen and more!

World of Wonders Science Museum

2 North Sacramento St., Lodi, CA 95240
Phone Number: (209) 368-0969

Learn about energy, electricity, magnetism, optics, and more at the World of Wonders (WOW) Science Museum in historic downtown Lodi, California, where hands-on exhibits stimulate discovery for all ages. The WOW is an engaging, educational, and inspirational science destination where both children and adults can learn about the world around them!

The time has come once again to start thinking about your summer plans. What better way to keep your kids engaged than to send them to a World of Wonders Science Summer Camp! This summer, they offer 4 Camps and 1 Junior Camp that are designed to activate those inquiring minds.

OnStage Theatre Arts

4623 T St., Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone Number: (916) 808-6060

Have a child with an active imagination and a need to shine? OnStage Theatre Arts Summer Camps provide a place for imagination, confidence building and teamwork while improving reading and verbal skills. Students create characters from a box full of costumes, then collaborate to create a story which becomes the play that they will rehearse for the rest of the week. Young actors learn to support each other in the story and work as an ensemble as they also create set and prop pieces.

Playing theatre games, practicing lines, exploring the basics of theatre arts prepares them for the performance and develops an appreciation of the many facets of theatre. It is wonderful to see the children confidently perform their creation for family and friends on the final day of classes. Sacramento Summer Camps are offered for 4 weeks each summer in partnership with the City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation department and located at the Coloma Community Center.

Code Ninjas Elk Grove

8641 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone Number: (916) 883-2633

Code Ninjas will teach your child computer coding. Whether your kids one day pursue a career in coding, Code Ninjas teaches them confidence, logic, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

You’ll love the convenience and the results of our core program! Prepare to be amazed as your child gains ninja coding skills and confidence along their journey from white to black belt. Our Code Senseis® are there to help every step of the way.

Fun and rewarding Code Ninjas Elk Grove Summer Camps are availble for kids ages 7-14.

Also, check out Rocklin Summer Camps offered at Code Ninjas Rocklin!

Single Mom Strong

7525 Auburn Blvd., Suite 5, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone Number: (916) 735-5350

EmpowerME Summer Camp is a special program offered at a DRAMATICALLY REDUCED RATE in support of our community. They accept up to up to 28 school-aged students per session, five days per week (Monday through Friday). Enrollment options include:
– 5 days/ week (Monday through Friday) – 9 hour maximum 7:30am- 5:45pm
$109/ week non-volunteer – $89/ week volunteer

– 5 days/ week (Monday through Friday) – 11 hour maximum 7:00am- 6:30pm COMING SOON

Pre-school aged siblings will be enrolled at the same rate as school-aged Sacramento Summer Camps attendees during the months of June and July. Individual attendees will be enrolled at regular full-time care rates. Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register.

Single Mom Strong is a nonprofit organization that exists for the empowerment of single mothers and their children, through enrichment, encouragement and educational programs.

Almondale Academy

8616 Greenback Ln., Orangevale, CA 95662
Phone Number: (916) 988-8611

Almondale is an innovative Community School situated on 5 acres of serene countryside in Orangevale, CA. Our mission & philosophy is to provide a dynamic environment where educators engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection. We draw on the best practices of leading research to help expand knowledge, develop the essential skills to navigate an ever-changing world, and contribute in a meaningful way to one’s community.

Almondale 2020 Summer Camp is filled with adventure, water, baking, fort building and much more! Spaces limited! See below for the full camps & hours. Their Sacramento Summer Camps allow for drop ins, weekly signs up or even the whole 8 weeks of summer. They also are one of the only places that has before and after care for theirstudents. Extended Care is 7 am to 6 pm every week day (except July 3rd). Children can stay to have their lunches and play or come early as part of the package.

Child Development Centers

4540 Duckhorn Dr., Suite 202, Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone Number: (916) 830-3300

At Child Development Centers and Continuing Development Incorporated, it is their mission to enrich children’s lives through quality, accredited child development programs, and a commitment to developmentally appropriate practice. Their programs put children at the center of an interconnected circle of families, teacher and the community.

They believe childhood and camp are about experiencing new things for the first time. Each Child Development Center Summer Camp provides a unique adventure where campers discover new things, explore their surroundings and marvel in the wonder of childhood. Campers also get to spread their wings, gain independence and become a leader.

Royal Stage Christian Performing Arts

Royal Stage Christian Performing Arts
1220 Melody Lane #100, Roseville, CA 95678
Phone Number: (916) 572-3022

Royal Stage offer safe, encouraging classes and camps for both males and females, but every dollar of “profit” earned goes to one single cause – building up girls and women to understand that they are true royalty. We accomplish this by working with abuse survivors from all walks of life. From young girls just forming their self-image, to teens/adults who have been mistreated by a Christian church, organization or any individual in the past, we extend free and deeply discounted opportunities to help with healing.

Royal Stage Summer Classes, social nights and showcase performances are open to everyone, regardless of their religious affiliation. It is a non-denominational Christian arts ministry, committed to raising up godly artists, while also striving to reach the unbelieving community both locally and abroad.

Aerospace Museum

3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan Park, CA 95652
Phone Number: (916) 643-3192

Join week long summer programs at Aerospace Museum of California focused on aviation and aerospace education for elementary through high school students. Their Aerospace Museum of California educators develop camp activities that your children will love, while introducing them to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

They’ll have several themed Aerospace Summer Camps designed for 1st through 12th graders! Every day will feature fun activities to teach your future pilot or astronaut about about the amazing science behind space exploration, rockets, and aircraft! Campers will conduct experiments, invent, engineer and build their own creations, and explore the amazing technology we have in our museum. Older students will learn about career opportunities and pathways in the aerospace industry.

Mad Science of Sacramento Valley

1808 Tribute Rd., Suite E, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: (916) 779-0390

Mad Science’s mission is to give children the experience of science in a fun, engaging way, so that they will get excited about science and more likely consider pursuing STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). 

Mad Science Summer and Vacation Camps offer kids full-day and half-day camp experiences that are sure to entertain and delight! They will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. There’s something for everyone! T-Shirt included for campers at the MS Kids’ Lab location only.

Premier Fencing Academy

6442 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone Number: (916) 514-1150

Kids will learn an elegant, prestigious and modern combative sport based on tradition. It’s a challenge both physically and tactically between two opponents. It reflects the success qualities which are important to contemporary young people who seek a challenge to both body and mind through an effective blend of patience and determination, discipline, and competitiveness. 

Beginners Summer Camp includes fencing basics, games, footwork, drills, and bouting. Enrollment is limited to 14 participants. Sessions filled on first come first served basis. Upon completion of the camp, students are eligible to enroll in the Bronze program.

Space 4 Art Jam

9109 Laguna Main St., Suite #110, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone Number: (916) 209-0283

Space 4 Art Jam studio offers children and adults a dynamic learning experience in art. Drawing in graphite, colored pencils, prismacolor pencils, charcoal and pastels. Painting in acrylics, watercolor, and oils Sculpture in clay, printmaking and mixed-media, ceramic and more. 

Elk Grove Space 4 Art is ready to have some Art making fun! Get our hands messy by creating a variety of original 2D & 3D art works, and playing Art related games. Projects vary each week to ensure that campers who attend more than one camp will not be repeating projects. We offer a range of fine art mediums from painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and printmaking. Each camper will have the opportunity to produce numerous works of Art which they will be able to present in an Art show at the end of their final day of camp.

Prestige Preschool Academy – Elk Grove

8160 Sheldon Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone Number: (916) 684-4222

Prestige Preschool Academy has been in the community for many years. We have a great reputation and that is the result of the amazing care our dedicated and compassionate teachers provide every day. All of our teachers receive ongoing training in early education because we ensure our children are learning with the most up-to-date methods.

Prestige offers 13 weeks of Summer Adventures Camp! In addition to their fun themes, children will enjoy special shows and guests from magicians to petting zoos to fun with bubbles. Plus, our school-aged children go on field trips and tours.

Sacramento Summer Camps

All of the camps listed in our Summer Camp for Kids provide your child with thrilling and entertaining experiences. Looking for Sacramento Summer Camps 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!

Find more Summer Camp for Kids in our Summer Camp Category.

You can also read more of the Summer Category blog post.

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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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