Summer Programs

Summer 2022 Program Registration

To register, download, print, complete, and turn-in the Registration Form (pdf). Read the Summer Campz Policies

VARIETY CAMPZ – Summer 2022

Crystal Ojeda
Director

Kindergarten & 1st Grades

Summer fun for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in fall 2022. Students enjoy a wide array of academic, artistic, and outdoor enrichment activities every week, including on-site water slides and water play on Splash Day. Each week of Variety Campz includes an “on-site field trip” that accentuates the weekly theme.

The Ocean Is Alive!

Week 1: July 5 through July 8
Week 2: July 11 through July 15

The Ocean is the Earth’s largest biome, filled with fathomless opportunities to explore its beauty, power, and creatures. Each day of weeks 1 & 2, campers will be immersed in sea-related activities and projects during their trips to the Variety Campz Theme $amp Art Room, Learning Center, and Outdoor Adventure Zone where they will be inspired by stories, and engaged in play and creative expression.

Dinosaurs & Reptiles Come Alive!

Week 3: July 18 through July 22
Week 4: July 25 through July 29

Dinosaurs and reptiles become the springboard for art, learning and play-based adventures during weeks 3 & 4 of Variety Campz. Every day, campers will dig deep into the fossil record in search of clues about how dinosaurs looked and lived. In addition, they will scale mountains of fun-facts about modern reptiles, and even meet some in person, learning about the unique role they play in nature as well as their body parts from tongue to tail.

Hawaii Comes Alive!

Week 5: August 1 through August 5

Variety Campers will travel to a tropical paradise in their art, learning, and play-based adventures during our 5th and final week of camp. Campers will be literally and figuratively swimming with luaus and leis, tropical foods, colorful plants, and beautiful land and sea-based creatures during this fun-filled week.

Variety Campz – Weekly Rate: $335

  • $320 when pre-paid by April 30th
  • 5-Week Bundle rate of $1,500

To register, download, print, complete, and turn-in the Registration Form (pdf).

Summer Campz Policies


Rad Campz – Summer 2022

Jenn Budd
Director

2nd & 3rd Grades

Summer discovery awaits students entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall. Students enjoy two field trips each week that take campers off campus (one for learning and one just for fun). The weekly schedule also includes a special, on-site presentation that will keep campers busy and engaged with awesome, theme-related experiments and activities. There will be plenty of time in the Art, S.T.E.M., and Computer Labs, and every Friday campers indulge in water adventures, either at a local beach or on our 27” high giant “Hurricane” water slide.

Super S.T.E.A.M. Adventures

Week 1: July 5 to July 8

During “Super STEAM” Week, campers will explore engineering, simple circuitry, and a variety of science crafts in our Computer Lab, and STEM Lab / Makers Space.

World of the Buccaneers

Week 2: July 11 to July 15

“Wet ‘n Wild” Week will be filled with water sports adventures and marine biology exploration. We’ll also splash around with water safety skills and delve into the ocean ecosystem from puny planktons and tiny sea stars to humongous blue whales. Likely field trips include the beach, Alga Norte Swim Center, Stephen Birch Aquarium, and SeaWorld.

Fantastic Fantasy & Fictional Characters

Week 3: July 18 to July 22

During “Fantastic & Fictional Character” Week, campers will enjoy the swashbuckling, wizardry and heroics of some of the most beloved literary characters that have been immortalized in print and on screen. Field trips contemplated include Glow Zone, Butterfly Sanctuary, and the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Clever Carnivores

Week 4: July 25 to July 29

“Clever Carnivores” Week will get campers up close and personal with ferocious felines, boisterous bears, cagey canines, dinosaurs, and other fearsome meat-eaters that sport night vision, sharp teeth, powerful jaws, amazing leaping abilities, and stealthy stalking behaviors. Possible field trips to the Safari Park and the Wave Water Park.

Wonders of Air & Space

Week 4: July 25 to July 29

The sky is the limit during our “Wonders of Air & Space” week. Campers will explore numerous aspects of flight by researching creatures and man-made creations that fly, and building a variety of crafts that float, glide, and soar. Probable field trips include the Air & Space Museum as well as a local beach, water park, or pool.

Rad Campz – Weekly Rate: $355

  • $335 when pre-paid by April 30th
  • 5-Week Bundle rate of $1,625

To register, download, print, complete, and turn-in the Registration Form (pdf).

Summer Campz Policies


Odyssey Campz – Summer 2022

Co-Directors
Matthew Decking & Carla Herriges

4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades

Week-long Odyssey Campz summer adventures are designed to enrich the natural curiosity of students entering 4th through 7th grade in the fall.

Odyssey campers will enjoy themed weeks that utilize both on-site and off-site resources to blend non-stop,
action-packed, hands-on learning experiences with loads of fun.

Eyes on Our Oceans, Part I

Week 1: July 5 to July 8

Do you have a child who LOVES the ocean? During this wet ’n wild week, campers will focus on the diversity and importance of Earth’s oceans. Hands-on science experiments and exploration will inspire students to study the ocean from a variety of perspectives: Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Marine Chemistry, and Physical Oceanography. Excursions will include trips to local beaches and an array of water-themed venues. On-campus fun will include time on our 27’ “Hurricane” water slide, and a surprise water play competition!

World of the Buccaneers

Week 2: July 11 to July 15

Campers travel back to the days when crafty pirates. This year’s “Time Traveler Week” takes campers back to the days when crafty pirates wreaked havoc on Old World ships in New World waters. Campers will enjoy a fun-filled week of art, adventure, discovery, engineering, competition, food, and fun! Swashbuckling Pirates, and a host of adventurers and innovators from the European Age of Exploration, will inspire Campers as they prepare for and participate in our Brains and Brawn Accuracy & Agility Tournament at week’s end.

May the Force Be With You

Week 3: July 18 to July 22

Campers will go “techno crazy” this week as they focus on the history of technology and the science behind Star Wars. They will engage in hands-on research and creative building projects. Students also learn to innovate and collaborate, as they customize our famous RC battle bots, which get put to the test in an epic tournament at the end of the week that pits the Empire against the Rebellion!

Head in the Clouds

Week 4: July 25 to July 29

Campers will explore what’s in and beyond the clouds as they learn about the history of flight and the forces that make it possible. They’ll enjoy literal and virtual hands-on opportnities to fly gliders, and Remote Control propeller-driven planes and helicopters. They’ll even design, build and launch rockets that can fly as high as 500’ in the air! On-campus activities and competitions, and hopefully one or two off-campus excursions to flight-related venues, will round-out a week that will take your high flier out of this world.

Eyes on Our Oceans, Part II

Week 5: August 1 to August 5

A reprise of Week 1, along with a few surprises.

Odyssey Campz – Weekly Rate: $395

  • $375 when pre-paid by April 30th
  • 5-Week Bundle rate of $1,800

To register, download, print, complete, and turn-in the Registration Form (pdf).

Summer Campz Policies


If you would like to enroll, please print the forms (print double sided if possible) and either mail or bring it to the following address. Include a check addressed to ECDS (Encinitas Country Day School). Register now and take advantage of early enrollment pricing!

Encinitas Country Day School
3616 Manchester Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.

— ECDS Office