Summer Day Camp
Every day has a fairytale beginning, and ending
Our one-week programs for children of ages 5 (kindergarten) through 10 combine theatre, stories, arts and crafts, and play in our 10-acre storybook theme park. Join us for any combination of weeks, or just one. At the end of each week is a performance—friends and family are invited to watch the children on stage at the end of an exciting week.
2013 Camp Sessions
|June 17-21||Superheroes to the Rescue - Sold out|
|June 24-28||Tropical Paradise - Sold out|
|July 15-19||A Pirate’s Life for Me|
|July 22-26||Around the World in Five Days|
|July 29-Aug 2
|August 5-9||Join the Circus - Sold out|
To make sure each camper gets plenty of personal attention, space is limited to 36 children per week, divided into three groups of 12. Sessions fill up quickly—be sure to register early.
Or, download the Summer Day Camp application and fax or mail it back to us.
Cost for each weekly session is $300 per camper. For Fairyland Members the cost is $275 per week.
Before-camp (8 to 9 a.m.) and after-camp (5 to 6 p.m.) care is also available. Cost is $30 for before care and $30 for after care for the entire week.
During the weekly programs, we provide:
- Two healthy snacks per day
- One camp T-shirt per week
- One Magic Key per child, per week
- A fun, safe atmosphere for your child
- Professional performing artists as teachers
- Time with Fairyland’s animals, puppets, gardening, and arts and crafts
Children’s Fairyland Summer Day Camp gives kids an opportunity to learn and grow through the performing arts. Each session is organized around a different theme, and the children end the week with a play presented for family and friends.
The day begins at 9 a.m. (with optional before-camp care at 8 a.m.). After sign-in and group warm-up, we begin the morning with reading and performance games.
We break for a snack at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and have an hour for playtime and lunch. (Your child may bring lunch from home, or you may order a lunch from our café.)
Afternoon sessions include acting, dancing, or singing, and we end each day with a rehearsal of our chosen play. Camp ends at 5 p.m. with an optional after-camp extension until 6 p.m.
We also schedule special activities during each week of camp:
- A day to learn about Children’s Fairyland
- “Up close and personal” time with our animals
- Planting in our beautiful gardens
- A backstage tour with our puppeteers
- Arts and crafts
Every Friday is “show day,” when family and friends are invited to watch the play our campers have prepared for you. We guarantee you’ll be impressed.
How do I register my child?
Choose from four convenient ways:
2. Download the PDF flier, fill it out, and fax it to (510) 452-2261
3. Pick up a Summer Day Camp flier at the park
4. Call us at (510) 452-2259 and we will fax or mail a flier to you
How will I know whether my child is accepted into Summer Day Camp?
We will email your confirmation letter and packet to a valid email address. This saves paper and postage and is environmentally friendly.
What if I don’t have email?
No problem. We will fax or mail a confirmation letter and packet to you.
I lost my confirmation packet. How do I get a new one?
Email the education specialist or call (510) 452-2259 and let us know.
I never received a confirmation packet—what should I do?
Email the education specialist or call (510) 452-2259 and verify that your request has been received.
What is the age range for Fairyland summer camp?
Fairyland Summer Day Camp is for children age 5 (kindergarten) through 10. We ask that our campers have had an experience of being separated from their parents. Please keep in mind that our camp is an all-day event, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What is before- and after-care, and how much does it cost?
Before- and after-camp care provides convenient, adult-supervised extensions of the camp experience. Before-care starts at 8 a.m.; after-care ends at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 for before-care and $30 for after-care for the entire week. Late-pick-up fee is $1 per minute.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, cash, and cashier checks. We regret that Fairyland does not accept personal checks.
Is food included?
We provide morning and afternoon snacks each day. Lunches are not included, although we do offer campers the opportunity to purchase a lunch—just $5—at our Johnny Appleseed Café. Campers may also bring lunch from home.
Why do I need to walk my camper into Fairyland?
For safety reasons, we ask that a parent or guardian walk his or her camper into the check-in point. We require an adult’s signature when the child is dropped off and picked up.
What should I do if we’re late?
Just enter the park through the shoe entrance. Please tell the cashier, and we’ll let you know where to take your camper.
What if I need to pick up my camper early?
Please inform the camp director that morning about your early pick-up time.
Do I receive a discount if I am a Fairyland Member?
Yes, the cost of camp is $275 per week if you are an active member.