Summer Camp

El Rancho School Summer Day Camp


2018 Summer Camp

Your child will enjoy a fun-filled summer while experiencing the excitement and joy of having SUMMER CAMP FUN! Sign up for swim lessons, select camps, a part-time schedule, or for the whole summer! We also offer academic tutoring.



Bridge-to-Kindergarten 1st & 2nd Grades “Robins” 3rd – 8th Grades “Eagles”
This balanced program is specifically designed for children entering El Rancho School’s kindergarten in the fall. The children will spend their morning having the same pre-k instruction and playtime, and enjoy camp activities in the afternoon 1-3 PM. Snacks and lunch will continue to be free of charge. Preschool rates apply. Campers entering 1st and 2nd grades in the fall will have two hours of language arts and mathematics instruction daily (6/25-8/10). This will be followed by activities tied to the themes of the camps. The first and last camps do not have an academic component. A blend of light academics and high-interest recreation program has been designed for campers entering 3rd – 8th grades. This includes hands-on activities related to the themes, fun field trips and weekly trips to the movie theater. *Parent permission is required to attend all off-campus activities.


Sports Camp: June 11th – 22nd (2 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Sports Camp
Let’s play volleyball, basketball, soccer and track and field! These two weeks are dedicated to teaching fundamental skills and enjoying the sports. Each child will have the opportunity to participate in skill-developing clinics and scrimmages with age-appropriate teams. On some afternoons, students may choose active or relaxed activities (movies about sports heroes, unstructured play, etc.). *FIELD TRIPS: The “Eagles” will go bowling at Country Club lanes (6/14) and go skating at Foothill Skate (6/21).


Celebrate the USA Camp: June 25th – July 6th (2 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer USA Camp
The campers will learn about national heroes, leaders, monuments, symbols, our 50 states, and paint patriotic shirts. Sign up to ride on the El Rancho float in Carmichael Elk’s Lodge Annual 4th of July parade that travels down Fair Oaks Blvd. ACTIVITY: All campers will walk to Atria Senior Center to sing patriotic songs on 6/29. *FIELD TRIPS: The “Eagles” will learn about the history of Sacramento while visiting Sutter’s Fort. Open ½ day 8 AM – noon on 7/3 & 7/5. School closed 7/4.


Cooking Camp: July 9th – 13th (1 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Cooking Camp
Whip up a batch of delectable reactions as you explore the chemistry of cooking and baking. Learn how ingredients interact, balance formulas, and discover the culinary composition of your favorite foods and sweets. Our chefs will also learn recipe techniques and terminology as they prepare yummy treats, snacks, and dinner menu items in one of our on-campus kitchens. A lesson on kitchen safety will be included. *FIELD TRIP: The “Eagles” will have a cooking demo at a local restaurant.


Space Camp: July 16th – 27th (2 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Science Camp
Welcome to Space Camp. This camp will be a blast! Learn about planets, space travel, robotics, Earth’s sun & moon, and force & motion. We will view the stars and constellations at our Tent City Sleepover, for 2nd -8th graders. The students will help make a super galactic meal and frosted/decorated star cookies for dessert. *FIELD TRIP: The “Eagles” will go to McClellan’s Aerospace Museum.


Theater Camp: July 30th – August 10th (2 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Music Camp
Discover your “show biz” talent! Acting, writing, prop designing, stage direction, costume design, and scene painting are all part of this exciting two-week camp. All of the classes will be presenting skits or plays on the morning of August 10th. Mark your calendar, and bring your camera!


Splash Camp: August 13th -17th (1 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Splash Camp
Back by popular demand! Enjoy the last week of your summer vacation with a SPLASH! The children will enjoy relay races in the pool, student-made boat races, water balloon games, making and playing with bubbles, and some surprise activities. We will open our pool for “free swim” an hour each afternoon during this camp!

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