Summer Camp

  •                         Kids Care Summer Camp 2019

                                   "The Force is With Us"

    Dates and Location:      June 10 - July 19, 2019
    Hours of Operation

    Camp Sonoma Mountain - 8:30 am- 4:30 pm   Enrollment update 4/3/19: Limited spaces still available in all grades.
    All children must be picked-up and signed out by 4:30 P.M. If you will be late, please call the Kids Care Site Manager at 707-765-4386 with your estimated time of arrival. Late pick-up fees will be charged. Notifying the Site Manager does not waive late fees.

    Camp La Tercera -  8:30 am - 4:30 pm  Enrollment update 4/3/19: TK, Kinder and 1st grade are full.   Spaces still available for students currently enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.
    All children must be picked-up and signed out by 4:30 P.M. If you will be late, please call the Kids Care Site Manager at 707-765-4354 with your estimated time of arrival. Late pick-up fees will be charged. Notifying the Site Manager does not waive late fees.       
        Extended Hours - Our extended camp program is open from 6:30-8:30 A.M. and again from 4:30-5:30 P.M. Late pick-up fees will apply after 5:30 P.M. 

    Registration:  Please call or email Gail Ralls at 707-765-4376 or  to set up an appointment to register your child.

    Enrollment - accepting students currently in TK - 5th grade
    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. 

    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 camp fees and 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.


     Summer camp weekly fees

     1 child

     2 children

    3 children

    Extended Day (per child 6:30-8:30 a.m. and/or 4:30-5:30 p.m.






      Income Eligible

          Reduced lunch





      Income Eligible

          Free lunch





    Week 4 (July 1-3): Regular $120; Reduced $60; Free $36    sibling (each) Regular $96; Reduced $51; Free $28

    Payment due dates - May 15 and June 10 -  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.

    Summer Camp Themes:



    Weekly Theme - subject to change

    Week 1:

     June 10-15

     Forces & Motion - What Goes Up, Must Come Down! - Learn what football players, scientists and ballet dancers have in common using the science behind sports.

    Week 2:

     June 17 - 22

     Falling & Flying - Learn about air resistance by designing, building, and testing parachutes and air-powered rockets.

    Week 3:

    June 24- 29 

     Do You Want to Be An Astronaut?  Join us a variety of exciting physical and hands-on activities to encourage students to "Train Like an Astronaut". Discover how astronauts live and work in space. How does a space suit work?

    Week 4:

     July 1-3 (closed July 4 &5)

     To Infinity & Beyond - Want to know about space – the final frontier?! Enjoy learning about our incredible universe? Are aliens real? 

    Week 5:

     July 8-12

     To Infinity & Beyond  continues

    Week 6:

     July 15-19

     The Eagle Has Landed - Join us as we celebrate the legacy of our first small steps on the Moon and look forward to the next giant leap.   (50th anniversary of the Apollo missions including the first Moon landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969.)

    Typical Day at Camp

    The following is a sample schedule:

       6:30-8:30 Extended morning program (board games, Legos, art, reading/storytelling, etc.)
       8:30-9:00 Sign-in, Opening Activities (songs, skits and contests/challenges)
       9:00-4:00 Camp Activities (attendance, field trips/special events, group games/ projects, arts & crafts)
       4:00-4:30 Camp wrap-up 
       4:30-5:30 Extended afternoon program (board games, playground, reading/storytelling, etc.)

    Meals & Snacks - Seamless Summer- Free Summer Lunch Program* - La Tercera camp only - 1600 Albin Way

    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 to receive this 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. Lunch is served daily from 11:45-12:15 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.

    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.

    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 gap in the following video.  Summer Learning Loss