Summer Day Camp

  • Proud actors and play-creators take a bow

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  • Nothing but smiles as campers ride around on the Jolly Trolly Train!

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  • Campers learn about the magic of Fairyland farm animals

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  • A place for new friends

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Make plays, make friends, make magic!

Children’s Fairyland is proud to once again offer its unique summer day camp! We serve children age 5 (must be entering kindergarten) through 10 and run an engaging, full-day program from 8:30 -5:30pm, with an early pickup option available from 2:45-3pm. So what makes our camp special?

  • Dual emphasis on imagination and social-emotional development
  • Highly experienced, fun, and compassionate staff members
  • Children use creativity and teamwork to make up and perform amazing original plays
  • Opportunities to go behind the scenes with Fairyland’s puppet theater, gardens, and animals
  • Weekly themes inspire exciting activities, games, crafts, and building projects
  • Lots of park exploration time for the campers to do everything they love at Fairyland

2018 Camp Sessions - SOLD OUT

Camp workaround 2018

To make sure each camper gets plenty of personal attention, space is limited to 36 children per week, divided into three groups of 12. 

If you're interested in a week of camp that is currently sold out, you can put your child on a waiting list by emailing our Summer Camp Director. Please give your child’s name, your email address, your phone number and the session you'd like.


2018 Camp Themes

Session 1: June 11-15

A Pirate's Life for Me: Cast away with your crew and parrot to uncover buried treasure.  Arr!  Swab the decks or walk the plank!


Session 2: June 18-22

Join the Circus: This is your chance to learn juggling, clown around, and be a wild beast!  It’s all happening under the big top!


Session 3: June 25-29

Mystery Week: Something suspicious is afoot… Be a spy, detective, or secret agent and solve who-dunnits around the park!


Session 4: July 9-13

Enchanted Forest: This “classic Fairyland” week welcomes fairies, wizards, royalty, and mythical creatures of all sorts.  It’s magic in the making!


Session 5: July 16-20

Space Race: Travel to the moon, to the sun (ouch!), and to the outer reaches of the universe!  Be prepared for alien encounters…


Session 6: July 23-27

Time Travel: Build a time machine and travel to prehistoric times, the wild west, or a future filled with robots and flying cars!


Session 7: July 30 - August 3

Superheroes to the Rescue: Calling local caped crusaders to perfect your powers, battle evil villains, and save the world!


Session 8: August 6-10

Great Adventure: Swing through the jungle, swim to the bottom of the ocean in search of ancient amulets, and run from exploding volcanoes -- Danger ahead!

Camp FAQs

The Basics

What is your age range?

Children must be age 5 (entering kindergarten) through age 10.


How much does camp cost?

Camp is $360 per week for non-members and $340 per week for members. This cost includes two vegetarian snacks per day, a camp T-shirt, and a Magic Key. We do offer limited financial aid based on need. If you think your family qualifies for financial aid, please email the Education Director or call 510-452-2259.


What are your camp hours? Is there before and after care?

Fairyland Summer Camp will no longer offer before or after care. Drop off for camp will begin at 8:30am and the camp day is now extended until 5:30pm, Monday-Thursday. Parents and guardians have the option to pick up campers between 2:45pm- 3:00pm or between 5:15pm-5:30pm.
On Fridays campers will perform plays for family and friends at 4:30pm and camp closes at 5pm.


Do I have to pay full price for camp if I choose the early pick up option?

All campers pay for the full day of camp from 8:30-5:30pm, early pick up is optional. The application will allow you to select the time you expect to pick up your campers. The changes were made based on the feedback we received from surveys where many parents and caretakers expressed a need for more flexible pick up options. Some days, parents or caretakers might need an earlier pick up and other days parents or caretakers might require the later pick up time. The idea is to select a preferred time for pick up, however either pick up option will remain available to parents and caretakers throughout the week.


Who are your director and teachers?

Our director is Fairyland’s year-round education director, Teresa DeBerry. Our camp teachers are chosen for their significant experience with children, enthusiasm for play and pretend, and vibrant, compassionate personalities.  All camp staff has been background checked.

Camp is excited to announce that we will also be adding two new art teachers to our amazing staff. Art teachers will lead campers in themed creative design activities from 3-5:30pmMonday- Thursday.


The Big Picture

What is the camp’s philosophy?

Camp should be a place where kids can have the time of their lives while growing socially, emotionally, intellectually, and creatively. 


What do you do all day at camp?

Our whirlwind of activity can be divided into three categories:

  • Park Exploration – Hit the rides, slides, Jack and Jill Hill, use a magic key, climb the rigging on the pirate ship, and dig in the sand at Play Island.
  • Activities – These workshops involve the horticulture, animal, and puppetry specialists, as well as arts and crafts and unforgettable thematic experiences.
  • Pretend – We make up plays using our original Play Creation Vision, which incorporates pretending, group brainstorming, and practicing for the Friday show.


How about the plays?

Our hilarious plays are created by the children. We start with the theme and use our imaginations and teamwork to come up with one-of-a-kind performances. Plays take place every Friday at 4:30, and family and friends are encouraged to come!


How about children with special needs?

We have found that children with special needs, including learning differences, autism, or physical disabilities, tend to be very successful at camp when we have information beforehand.


How do you incorporate social and emotional learning into camp?

All camp staff are trained in conflict resolution and are committed to helping children resolve their differences with words. We consciously work to create a caring community of adults and children who treat each other with respect and are ready to make new friends. Taking turns, cooperation, sharing, and being a good sport are continuously reinforced, and we take time at the end of each week for the children to share their appreciations of each other.



How do I register my child?

Our 2018 summer camp sessions are sold out

If you're interested in a week of camp that is currently sold out, you can put your child on a waiting list by emailing our Summer Camp Director. Please give your child’s name, your email address, your phone number and the session you'd like.


What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, and cashier’s checks.


How will I know if my child is registered?

We will email you a confirmation within 5 days. Please tell us if you want this sent by mail or fax instead of email.


Can I request that my child be in a group with a friend or sibling?

Fairyland camp will only accept requests to group friends and siblings based on special circumstances.  Camp serves 36 campers per week, led by 14 wonderful teachers. Campers meet in groups of 12 which are selected by age. Campers who are close in age will more than likely be grouped together. If for some reason this does not occur, no need to worry, your camper will never be isolated from their familiar peer group. Many of our activities involve all the groups together. Fairyland camp provides a safe and supportive environment for all children to build confidence and make friends.

Thank you for your interest in Children’s Fairyland Summer Day Camp! Please do not hesitate to email the Education Director, Teresa, for any reason, or call 510-452-2259.