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Fall Classes, Camps and Programs

The safety of your kids is our number one priority and all necessary precautions will be in place to keep your kids happy and healthy this fall. More camps and classes will be added soon. Click here to register for fall camps and classes.

Creepy Creatures @ Carrillo Ranch
Oct 31 from 10 a.m. – noon

Join John Taibe from Radical Reptiles & Friends for a hair-raising introduction to various monsters including creepy arachnids, crawly reptiles, spooky insects and more! Children will uncover the beasts of the animal kingdom at this eerie experience.

Ecological Adventures Class
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park 
Wednesday or Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m. 
Nov. 4 - Dec. 2 or Nov. 5 - Dec. 3 
Ages 7 - 15 yrs 
This new fall weekly class is designed to support families by getting kids active and outdoors after spending a long day in the virtual classroom. Supervised activities include hikes, nature walks, environmental projects, exploration and live animals in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Leo Carrillo Ranch! Meets once per week for four weeks.

Virtual Preschool
Age 3: Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 3 & 4: Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., or Monday/Wednesday 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Age 4: Monday/Wednesday 9 - 10:30 a.m., 11 - 12:30 p.m.
Keep your preschooler learning this fall with our Virtual Preschool. Taught by our preschool staff, this virtual adventure will explore exciting curriculum, develop new skills and connect with classmates. Classes for ages 3 and 4 will meet twice a week and activities are planned so parents and guardians can partner with their child or they can be done independently.

Advanced Sewing Class
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Nov. 3 - Dec. 15
Ages 10 - 16 yrs 
This 75-minute class is designed for students who already know how to sew, both by hand and with a sewing machine. Students must have previously taken a class with Audrey Oberman at Leo Carrillo. Students can review the basics by completing a series of smaller projects. More advanced or returning students may choose more complex projects.

Fall L.I.T.E. Leadership in Training & Education Program
Pine Avenue Community Center
Weekdays, 2- 6 p.m.
Oct. 26 through Dec. 18, 2020 
Grades 6 - 9

The L.I.T.E program has returned! We have created a safe reopening plan that ensures the health and safety for all staff and teens while at the Pine Avenue Community Center. All participants and staff are required to wear face coverings and maintain a 6 foot social distance between others not in same household. All participants and staff will receive daily symptoms screening and temperature checks. All commonly touched areas will be disinfected throughout the program each day.

L.I.T.E. is a 7-week program for Carlsbad young teens who wish to develop skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and community service. Each month will focus on a different theme like the environment, history, health and goals. LITE is closed during school holidays. For more information, view the LITE brochure. Registration is open, register early as the program sells out quickly!

Winter Break camps

Ecological Adventures & Friends Camp
Dec. 21 - 23 & 28 - 30, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Join John Taibe in this science experience, focusing on nature and investigating the wonderful world around Leo Carrillo Historical Park. Students will be on the move while they discover the great outdoors during nature walks, environmental projects, and lots of exploration in the park. Mr. John will also bring various live animals including reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects and more!  As the children explore nature and the animal kingdom, they will have a hands-on experience enhanced by art/games/projects.

Advanced Holiday Craft Camp
Dec. 21 - 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kids in this two-day camp will hand make holiday gifts, then wrap and tag them, ready for giving. Prior sewing experience is required; students must have taken a class with Audrey Oberman at Leo Carrillo. Campers bring water and a lunch. All materials, tools and sewing machines provided; campers may bring their own machines.