2017 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE
2017 Camp Begins Monday, June 19
2017 ENROLLMENT FORMS, BROCHURE, AND CALENDARS FOUND BELOW
Are you looking for more than just “child care” for your child this summer? Do you want to give your child an action packed summer experience they will remember forever? Well, look no further…Sunshine has it all! For more than 32 years Sunshine has been providing quality summer camp programs to the families and children of Santa Clarita! Sunshine boasts an all-inclusive program of summer day camps for all ages and interests. We offer different “types” of camps at many convenient locations throughout Santa Clarita. See below for a general description of each of our camps.
The Sunshine Day Camp Difference
Why Choose Sunshine Day Camp’s Summer Camp? There are many summer camp options available to you this summer! So why choose Sunshine Day Camp? Here are just a few reasons why:
Our Program-Did you know that many summer camps run by their own set of rules? As a licensed childcare, Sunshine Day Camp operates under the strict requirements of the State of California. This, coupled with our child-focused philosophy, provides your family with an exceptional camp experience!
2 Types of Camp, 7 Convenient Locations-Sunshine is excited to offer summer camp at seven convenient locations in Santa Clarita. Here is a look at each of the camps we offer:
- Adventure Camp (Entering Grades K-6)-Ready for a good ol’ fashioned summer camp? Adventure Camp is an affordable, yet action packed summer experience for your child. This camp is designed for elementary age child. The program features special guest entertainers, exciting themed on campus days, and optional weekly field trips to places like Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm. That’s right, you have the option of attending the field trip, or staying on-campus with an exciting theme day. The stay back option allows for parents that prefer to have their child stay at the facility instead of attending field trips. What’s more, it provides a less expensive alternative. This summer we will have 6 Adventure Camp locations: Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary (Canyon Country), Mitchell Elementary (Canyon Country), Oak Hills Elementary (Valencia/Westridge), Pico Canyon Elementary (Stevenson Ranch), Stevenson Ranch Elementary (Stevenson Ranch), and Valencia Valley Elementary (Valencia). You can find the addresses and phone for each of these locations by clicking here.
- Travel Camp (Entering Grades 4-9)-Travel Camp is designed for older campers who are ready for summer camp “kicked up a notch.” This camp does exactly what the name implies, TRAVEL! Campers enjoy three included field trips per week to places like Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Angels Baseball Game, Magic Mountain, Sky High, and much more! In addition, Travel Camp takes weekly trips to the beach. This year we will again hold Travel Camp at Legacy Academy: 27680 Dickason Dr., Valencia, CA. 91355. Phone number for Travel Camp until June 19, 2017 is (661) 254-2687. Phone number after camp begins (June 19, 2017) is (661) 257-7377.
Our Activities-Throughout the summer campers enjoy a variety of on-campus theme days and activities. These days are carefully crafted and planned to suit the interest of all personality types. In addition to the theme days, we are excited to have special guest entertainers and rallies! In addition to our theme days, each camp offers field trips.
Children are organized by grade/age to allow for common interests and ability. This also provides smaller group size allowing for more individual attention.
Our Staff-Not only do we take special pride in the programs we offer, but we also take special care in the people we hire! Sunshine counselors are sensitive, caring, and enthusiastic leaders! At Sunshine your child will not just be a number! We strive to reach out to provide a unique experience for each of our campers. This mission has helped set apart Sunshine from our competitors over the last 30 years.
Staff Training & Background-Each of our staff, year-round or summer only, goes through a very rigorous background check and training process. Each is screened through the Department of Justice, Child Abuse Index, and FBI to ensure they are completely record free. What’s more, they are required to attend 8 hours of core training, new employee orientation, summer camp orientation, and video training (including positive reinforcement, positive & appropriate discipline techniques, and effective child supervision). This knowledge is tested through different comprehensive tests. All of which prepares the employee to understand and live the… Sunshine Way!
Staff to Child Ratio-We recently discovered a competitor charging a lower tuition cost as compared to Sunshine. While looking into the program more we discovered one of the ways they are able to charge less: their child to staff ratio. According to their website, campers are not with constant adult supervision while on field trips. Instead, the children “check-in” with the staff throughout the trip. In addition, the competitors child to staff ratios when on campus are 20 children to 1 staff. That WILL NOT happen at Sunshine! Children are always under constant adult supervision on campus and on field trips. Further, the ratios at all times are typically around 12 children to 1 adult. During water activities, our ratios are 6 to 1. We feel that more quality supervision equals a safer environment and better experience for your child!
Before enrolling in another summer camp, we encourage you to find out their staff to child ratio, on campus and while on field trips.
Character-Built into every aspect of Sunshine Day Camp’s DNA is character. It resonates in the staff we hire, it is evident in the way we act around children, and clear in our policies and practices. We are all about the child and family!
Facilities-Did you know that many summer camps do not have access to indoor facilities the entire day? At Sunshine, we have safe, decorated, kid-friendly, and climate controlled facilities throughout the day—a necessity given Santa Clarita’s hot weather!
What’s New for 2017?
Every year we reinvent our calendar of themed days to provide your child with a new and exciting experience. Whether they have been with us for many years, or just one, your child will be entertained. We are so excited for this year’s camp!
At Each Adventure Camp location, we will continue to offer the option to attend the field trip, or stay on campus. This provides care options for different needs. The base pricing for Adventure Camp includes on campus care only. To add a field trip, simply select the optional field trip when enrolling, and pay the field trip fee. The stay back option provides an action packed summer without the major costs of field trips. Stay back care is NOT available with our Travel Camp program.