Kindergarten-age students participate in this program designed especially just for them at Turtle Rock. KinderCampers have their own classrooms and materials, playground, field trips, theme days and activity program. Play is important to camp and children will be given many opportunities to develop curiosity and creativity through monitored play experiences.
Familiar faces and secure surroundings help promote socialization skills and build confidence in our KinderCampers. We also focus on academic review to keep up those newly acquired and hard-earned Pre-Kindergarten skills!
KinderCamp is held in five two-week sessions, and students may enroll for any number of sessions. Our core camp day session is from 9AM – 4PM, and an extended day option is available from 7AM – 6PM for those needing additional hours.
KinderCampers have their own special academic schedule designed to prepare them for entering kindergarten in the fall. Mornings are filled with academic readiness activities in language arts and math. Lessons are designed to include plenty of hands-on learning opportunities as the children explore math and language arts concepts. KinderCamp teachers give special care in introducing a classroom routine including listening skills, following directions, individual responsibility and more. Familiar faces and secure surroundings are high priorities in our efforts to promote socialization skills and to build self-esteem.
- Separate staff, space and program for soon-to-be-kindergartners
- Diverse learning opportunities including hands-on activities, art and technology-based instruction
- Language arts skills including letter and sound recognition, vocabulary and oral communication
- Math activities: teaching number recognition, shapes, patterns, addition, and subtraction
- Concepts and skills taught at a level appropriate for each camper
- Campers are mixed into balanced groups
Flexible Daily Schedule
7:00 – 8:15 am : Extended Morning Care
8:15 – 9:30 am : Outdoor Play & Snack
9:30 am – 12:30 pm : Academic Learning
12:30 – 1:15 pm : Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 pm : Rest Time
2:30 – 5:00 pm : Afternoon Activities
5:00 – 6:00 pm : Dismissal
We offer an option for your child to nap after lunch. Afternoons involve crafts, games, stories, music, and other special activities.
Lunch can be brought from home or purchased from the camp for the session.
KinderCamper is for children entering Kindergarten this fall.
9/2/2012 thru 9/1/2013 birthdates.
Session Themes & Rates
18 - 29
Our first session is bound to be fun as we explore the beauty of Hawaiian culture. KinderCampers will experience a grand Luau with Polynesian dancers and Fire Knife dances. The Dana Point Ocean Institute will teach us about sea animal adaptations for survival. We will interact with live sea stars, urchins, hermit crabs and other creatures that call California’s tide pools home. Sigler’s Splash Pad will be our field trip for this session. Come prepared to have fun with water days and nature walks.
2 - 13
Under the Sea
This session, campers will go on an under the sea adventure as we visit the Aquarium of the Pacific where we can come face to face with various sharks and experience the deep blue sea! We will paint with Color Me Mine and enjoy a presentation by Bubble Mania; campers will experience seeing the biggest bubbles ever made!
16 - 27
Arr, A Pirate’s Life For Me
Let’s explore some reptiles, from lizards to snakes and crocodiles. We will have a presentation and hands-on animal care from Jurassic Reptile Zoo. Campers will also make dry-ice capades with Mad-Science and a field trip to Medieval Times, which is sure to be great fun!
Jul 30 -
The Great Outdoors
Let’s explore the great outdoors, beginning with a Wild Safari Animal Show. Campers will be introduced to various mammals, an exotic bird, and a monkey! The fun doesn’t stop there, we will have a Puppy Party and cuddle up with puppies! We will finish this fun session by enjoying a trip to the Movies!
13 - 21
Into the Wild
To celebrate an awesome summer, we will enjoy a trip to Pump It Up; where children can let loose and go wild during our “Glow Jump” in the dark! Campers will have a blast as Nerf Wars comes and sets up our play yard for a good old fashion battle. To end our summer fun, we will have a Carnival with a Magic show, face painter, and a balloon artist. We will also have an Ice Cream Social as we recall all the fun we shared together!
KinderCamp is for children born between 9/2/2012 thru 9/1/2013. Children in this age range will typically begin Kindergarten this fall.
Please notify the office at (949) 854-7611 by 8 AM if your child will be absent. Unfortunately, camp activities are booked in advance based on the registrations received, so we are unable to provide credits or refunds for days missed due to sickness or for any other reason.
Your child should dress in cool/comfortable summer clothes with closed-toed shoes. Please put sunscreen on your child before arriving in the morning. Complete a Sunscreen Application Authorization Form, available in the office or online, and send a labeled bottle of sunscreen to school for us to re-apply sunscreen later in the day. On field trip days, your child will be required to wear their special KinderCamp t-shirt.
On water activity (indicated on the calendar with a water drop icon) please send your child to school with a towel, water shoes, wearing his or her bathing suit, and with sunscreen already applied. Teachers will apply more sunscreen during the day. Include a change of clothes and shoes. All items must be clearly marked with your child’s name.
Typically, a special field trip is included once during each KinderCamp session. These trips are included in the cost of camp. Campers will be transported on a traditional school bus, and we encourage parent chaperones.
You may enroll for as little as one session, or any number of sessions you choose, depending upon availability. Select the schedule that’s right for your family.
A freshly prepared hot lunch is normally available for purchase when campers are on-site. Field trips occasionally include lunch, or we may ask you to send a sack lunch, or have your child bring cash to purchase lunch. Specific options and instructions are described under each excursion on our registration portal and parents will be reminded via email. If bringing a lunch from home, it must be brought each day in a disposable Ziploc or paper bag (not a lunch box) with your child’s name and the date clearly marked. Snacks are provided by Camp.
Our online registration portal offers easy payment by credit card. You may also choose to pay by check to the office. Check payments must be received within 5 days. There are no refunds or changes allowed, regardless of reason. Activities and excursions are subject to change.
Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis via our online registration portal only. Online registration begins at 10 AM on Monday, March 5. Spaces are limited, and camp does sell out every year. Early registration is encouraged to avoid any disappointment. Enrollment is accepted only when you complete the online checkout process fully, and acknowledge and agree to our terms and conditions.
We do not offer sibling or any other discounts for our summer programs.
Each of our sessions include attendance every day from the hours of 9 AM to 4 PM. An extended day option is available, for an additional fee, from 7 AM – 6 PM for those needing additional hours.
Yes, each day is designed with hands-on activities that foster learning through math, science, art, and literacy.
Offsite field trips are included in each session and all teaching staff will be participating in order to keep low ratios. Should you decide not to have your child join the group on offsite field trips, you will need to make alternate arrangements for your child’s care, as there will be no care available on-site.
All KinderCamp teaching staff work as a team. Campers will not be assigned a permanent classroom or teacher during the summer. Instead, campers will have a rotating group schedule and will interact with all KinderCamp staff on a daily basis. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Mayra, our KinderCamp Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 854-7611.