Summer Camp



                                    Kids Care Summer Camp 


              Registration will begin in April. Please check back in February for updated information regarding camp.


    Dates and Location: to be determined      Students: currently enrolled K -5 students

    Summer Camp Lunch Menu at end of page.

    Summer camp is full and only accepting registration for our wait list for all grade levels.  If you are interested having your child placed on the wait list, please contact Gail Ralls at  

    Registration is not complete until all forms and camp deposit or payment have been received.  Please do not send forms or payment to school with your child. We are not responsible for any lost or missing payments.   

    Why a Summer Camp Program...

    • All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
    • Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains (Cooper, 1996).
    • Did you know that In fact, children gain weight three times faster during the summer months, gaining as much weight during the summer as they do during the entire school year, even though the summertime is three times shorter?  

    Unfortunately, some youth face anything but idyllic summer months. When the school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities, as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. NBC's Brian Williams discusses how summer learning loss puts students at a disadvantage academically and widens the achievement gamp in the following video.  Summer Learning Loss


    Our full day camp program is available only for Old Adobe Union School District students.  We do not offer half-day or drop-in programs.

    Our summer camp program is designed for students entering grades 1st through 6th (currently enrolled kindergarten-5th grade). Unfortunately we do not offer summer camp programming for current TK students (entering kindergarten).


    Summer Camp Registration and emergency forms must be completed in full, signed and accompanied by the summer contract and a deposit of $50 per child ($20 reduced, $10 free).  Deposits will be applied to the total fees due for the month of June. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    In the event that camp fills prior to registration, you may place your child on our waiting list. You will be contacted if/when a space becomes available.

         Registration dates/locations:
              Summer Scholars students only -
                   Monday, April 16 4:00-6:00 p.m. -     Miwok Valley, room 6A
                   Thursday, April 19 4:00-6:00 p.m. -   Loma Vista, library

              Regular camp students -
                   Monday, April 23 4:00-6:00 p.m. -     Miwok Valley, room 6A
                  Wednesday, April 25 4:00-6:00 p.m. - Loma Vista, library


    Summer camp weekly fees


    Reduced lunch

    Free lunch


    Full day program  (8:00-5:00) WEEKLY FEE


    Extended hours before and/or after camp

    6:30 - 8:00 a.m.    and/or     5:00-6:00 p.m.


         Sibiling discount 10%
         Deposit - $50 per child due at registration ($20 for income eligible). Non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Payment due dates -  June payments due May 15;   July payments due May 31 -  Failure to make a camp payment by the deadlines may result in the forfeiture of your child's camp space.   No child will be accepted into camp unless payment has been made.

    Hours of Operation

    Summer Scholars Camp is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
    All children must be picked-up and signed out by 5:00 P.M. If you will be late, please call the Kids Care Site Manager at 707-765-4372 with your estimated time of arrival. Late pick-up fees will be charged. Notifying the Site Manager does not waive late fees.  

    Extended Hours (subject to staff availability)

     Our extended camp program is open from 6:30-8:00 A.M. and again from 5:00-6:00 P.M. Late pick-up fees will apply after 5:00 P.M. if your child is not registered for the extended afternoon hour.

    Summer Camp Themes:

      Dates Weekly Theme - subject to change
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    Typical Day at Camp

    The following is a sample schedule:

       6:30-8:00 Extended morning program (board games, Legos, art, reading/storytelling, etc.) - Not available as of March 23, 2018.

       8:00-9:00 Sign-in, Opening Activities (songs, skits and contests/challenges)

       9:00-4:30 Camp Activities ( attendance, field trips/special events, group games/ projects, arts & crafts, etc.)

        4:30-5:00 Camp wrap-up 

       5:00-6:00 Extended afternoon program (board games, playground, reading/storytelling, etc.)

    Meals & Snacks - Seamless Summer- Free Summer Lunch Program*

    We are pleased to offer the National School Lunch Free Seamless Summer Lunch and Snack program as part of our summer camp. The summer lunch and snack program is free and open to all children age 0 - 18 years of age in the community. Children do not have to be enrolled in the Summer Camp or the Summer Scholars academic program to receive this free meal. Lunch is served daily from 12:00-12:30 and snack is served from 3:00-3:30 

    Breakfast is not provided; however you may send breakfast with your child to eat during the extended morning program, 6:30-8:00 A.M.

    OAUSD Kids Care Summer Camp participates in the National Summer Food Service Program*. This program provides a free lunch and afternoon snack on a first-come, first-served basis, to children age 18 and under. Children do not have to be registered in summer camp or in summer school to receive the free meal; however, all foods must be eaten on-site. The weekly lunch and snack menu will be posted at camp and on the OAUSD Kids Care Summer Camp website.

    Campers may also bring their own lunch and snack to camp each day. Please do not send any food that needs to be refrigerated, warmed or reheated in a microwave. Lunches cannot be refrigerated; therefore, we ask that you send lunches that do not contain mayonnaise or other food items that will spoil if not kept cold.  Please pack a healthy, low sugar and balanced meal, no soda please! Do not send food or drinks in glass containers. Be sure to label any reusable containers with your child’s name.  

    Camp is a nut free zone. Please do not send your child to camp with any nuts/peanut products.

    *Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Old Adobe Union School District, to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the National Summer Food Service Program, visit

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

    For further information on Kids Care Summer Camp, please contact Gail Ralls, Director of Child Development, at or 707-765-4376.