Summer Camp

El Rancho School Summer Day Camp


2017 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. Campers entering 1st and 2nd grades in the fall will have two hours of language arts and mathematics instruction daily (6/27-8/12). 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 highinterest 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 12th – 23rd (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 on Th. 6/15 and go skating at Foothill Skate the next week on Th. 6/22.


Celebrate the USA Camp: June 26th – July 7th (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 cruising on the Capitol Hornblower down the Sacramento River and then off to go exploring through the Urban Adventuring app. The fun begins @ 12:45 PM on Th. 7/6.
Open ½ day 8 AM – noon on 7/3 & 7/5. School closed 7/4.


Science Camp: July 10th – July 21st (2 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Science Camp
Students will explore the world of biology, electricity, space, animals, simple machines, and more during this two week applied science camp. They will participate in hands-on activities and experiments, and work with microscopes. *FIELD TRIPS: During this camp the “Eagles” will go to the World of Wonders the first week on Th. 7/13, and the next week go to the Powerhouse Science Center on Th. 7/20.


Art Camp: July 24th – Aug. 4th (2 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Art Camp
Week #1 is Fine Art: Learn how to draw animals, people, and more during this exciting camp. Art campers will be discussing and comparing artists, using a wide variety of media and playing art games. *FIELD TRIP: “Eagles” will go to the Crocker Art Museum on T. 7/25. Week #2 is Creative Crafts: Campers will “make and take” healthy snacks, science projects, and craft projects. *FIELD TRIP: The “Eagles” will paint and fire ceramic items at Alpha Fired Arts this week on 8/1.


Music Camp: August 7th -11th (1 wk. camp)
El Rancho Summer Music Camp
Do you feel the rhythm of the music? Explore rhythms using streamers, rhythm sticks, drums, and tambourine. Join us as we learn new dance steps, and make instruments. Students will perform in a classroom percussion band. We will learn a lot of new songs, ACTIVITY: All musicians/campers will walk to Atria Senior Center to sing those songs to the senior citizens on 8/10.


Splash Camp: August 14th -18th (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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