Summer Camp Guide 2019


Now what are you going to do with the kids for 3 months?! No need to panic – we are here to save the day! We have all the details for the best summer camps in town for kids of all ages. Which one will give your kids the #BestSummerEver? View our list of local summer camps below! Happy summer!


Carnegie Arts Center

Do you have a gaggle of little artists? Sign them up for one of the Summer Art Camps at the Carnegie Arts Center! The Carnegie has classes all summer long for several age groups. Your kids will get to work on their own artworks and learn techniques that they can apply to all their creative endeavors.

Camps and classes include:

Art Camps

  • Art Explorers 1 (7-10yrs)
    • June 10-June 14
  • Art Explorers 2 (6-9yrs)
    • July 15-July 19
  • Art Explorers 3 (7-10yrs)
    • July 22-July 26
  • Masterpieces (8-12yrs)
    • July 8-July 12
  • Comics Camp (8-12yrs)
    • July 29-August 2
  • Illustration Arts (9 and up)
    • June 17-June 21
  • Print-Mania (9 and up)
    • June 24-June28

Writing Camps

  • Creative Reading (6-9yrs)
    • June 29-August 2
  • Creative Writing (8-12yrs)
    • July 15-July 19
  • Exploring Poetry (9 and up)
    • July 22-July 26

Click here for registration details and more info.


Brenda Athletics

Looking for ways to keep your family active during summer? Sign up for one of the many day camps offered at Brenda Athletic clubs! From swim lessons to fun nights, this gym is full of kid-friendly activities. AND these camps are open to non-gym members!

Their summer schedule includes:

  • Summer Camp
    • Registration begins on May 27th
    • Includes four days of swimming, games, crafts, activities, snacks, and more
  • Tennis Camps
    • Camp sessions are held in May, June, and July
    • There are sessions for:
      • 3yr-6yrs
      • Ages 7 and up
  • Swim Lessons
    • Water Babies
      • 4-24 months old
    • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
    • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
    • Level 3: Stroke Development
    • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
    • Level 5: Stroke Refinement
  • Kids Fun Nights
    • Offered every second Friday of the month at Turlock and Modesto Sport

Click here for more information on swim lessons.

Click here for more information on tennis camps.


Prodigal Sons & Daughters

Don’t want to give up on your child’s extra curriculars for the summer? Don’t worry! Prodigal Sons & Daughters is continuing their after-school schedule in the summer! Whether your kiddo loves to be creative or just wants to be social, Prodigal Sons & Daughters has plenty of options for you.

Their summer schedule includes:

  • Art Group
    • Tuesdays from 3:00pm-4:15pm
  • After School Group
    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:15pm
  • Cooking Class
    • Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm

Click here for more information on each program.

Call (209) 634-3538 to sign up.


Salvation Army

Ready for a party in the USA? The Salvation Army’s Day Camp will take kids on a fun, and educational, tour across the states! They’ll learn what makes each state unique and participate in activities based on what they’re learning.

Activities include:

  • Art projects
  • Pool days
  • Scooter races

Day Camp is from June 10th- August 2nd, Monday- Friday, from 8am- 6pm at the Salvation Army on 893 Lander Ave. Register by picking up a packet from the front desk, filling it out, and returning it.

Call (209) 667-6091 EXT. 150 for questions and info.


Rembrandt and Rose

Do you have a little Picasso on your hands? Sign them up for Rembrandt and Rose’s Summer Art Camp! Back by popular demand, this day camp teaches your kids the basics of painting and allows them to be creative.

Session 1 runs from June 18-20 and Session 2 runs from June 24-26. You can sign up for one, two, or all three days of each session. There will be light snacks and juice for the kids, so make sure you send them with a packed lunch.

This camp is super popular, so sign up ASAP before it sells out!

Click here to reserve your spot.


Westside Ministries

Liddles (3rd-6th grade): June 3rd-7th 

Biggs (7th-12th grade): June 2nd-7th

Looking for an outdoorsy camp experience? Sign your kids up for CAMP 3:56, hosted by Westside Ministries! This is open to children grades 3-6, Jr High, and High School kids. This camp is geared toward city kids who have little experience in the great outdoors. They will get to spend a week in beautiful Pinecrest, California with their experienced staff.

Your kids will get to participate in several activities including:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Wilderness Training
  • Hiking
  • Ropes Course
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • And more!

Click here to register.


Huntington Learning Center

Amp up your child’s confidence in the classroom with Huntington Learning Center! They have plenty of summer programs available for all students K-12.

These include:

  • SAT/ACT prep
  • Prep for the coming school year
  • Single subject tutoring
  • Improving grades
  • And more!

Contact Huntington Learning Center to schedule a parent conference and an academic evaluation to see what will work best for your child. Huntington has flexible hours, so you can fit tutoring around your summer trips without missing a session.  Click here for more information on tutoring.


First United Methodist Church

Looking for an evening activity for the kids? Sign them up for Mars and Beyond Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church! They’ll explore where God’s power can take them while participating in several fun and engaging activities. Dinner is provided. This camp runs from June 2-June 6 from 5:30-7:30pm.

For more information, contact Dawn Mallory at [email protected] or (209) 668-3000. Click here to register.


Gymnastics Unlimited

Sign up your little monkeys for some summer practice sessions at Gymnastics Unlimited! They have classes Monday-Saturday all throughout the day, so you can fit in some exercise whenever is best for your family.

Their list of classes includes:

  • Parent/Tot (Walking-3 yrs)
  • KinderGym (3-5yrs)
  • Pre-Progressive Girls (5-7yrs)
  • Progressive Girls (8+yrs)
  • Boys Classes (5+yrs)
  • Tumbling

You can view the full schedule of weekly classes here. 

Click here to sign up.


Little Lights Preschool

Does your tiny tot have a desire for adventure? Sign them up for Summer Camp Fun at Little Lights Preschool! This day camp is three weeks long and features several themed activities your preschooler will love.

Each week of the camp has its own theme and activities:

  • Week 1: Pirates
  • Week 2: Go on a Safari
  • Week 3: Ocean/Beach

Summer Camp Fun runs from June 10-June 28, from 8am-12:30pm. 

For questions and more information, call Carol Matzkind at (209) 499-8280.

Click here to register.


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