Looking for a way for your child to stay active, make new friends, learn a new skill or just have a blast? Get them off their screens and signed up for summer camp. This year’s lineup includes sports, art, aquatics, specialty and science camps and other great programs.
At a Glance
Summer camps run through Aug. 23
Choose from a variety of camps for kids ages 3 to 16
The camps are included in the city’s Community Services Guide, which is available in all community centers and city buildings and online
Camp Themes Camp themes include art, aquatics, science and exploration, sports and fitness, or day camps that run all summer long. A small sample of some of the camps offered this year include:
Film Making, where future moguls learn how to create a storyboard, write a screenplay and produce a film.
Junior Zoo Keeper, where future animal stewards learn about all types of mammals, reptiles, birds and bugs; build habitats, prepare diets and meet live animal friends.
Stem with LEGO, applies real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture to create engineer-designed projects such as trains, helicopters and treehouses.
Comicamp, where campers can be the super hero of their very own comic book by creating story lines and incorporating art to present their original story to the world.
Top Chef, where novice chefs will learn how to make several delicious and fun dishes. This camp features delectable competitions with plenty of challenges Menus are prepared and the restaurant is open at the end of the week for family and friends.
Sewing, where budding designers can learn how sew, finish and iron seams, attach closures, cut patterns and make simple garments.
American Girl, where campers can learn to make doll jewelry and accessories, make treats to enjoy at tea parties and pajama parties, and learn about their doll’s heritage.
Wonders of Science, where kids will tap into their imaginations and learn about science, nature and real-world concepts with hands-on experiments.
“Our Summer Community Services Guide is filled with more than 60 pages of activities for your child to enjoy summer, including hundreds of swim lessons for children of all ages and ability,” said City of Carlsbad Senior Management Analyst Bonnie Elliott. “We also offer science camps, creative arts camps, even a class on how to survive in the wilderness, so there’s truly a camp for every interest.” Elliott encourages parents to sign up early, since many camps sell out.