40 Years of Quality Summer Camp Programs!

2024 will mark our 40th year running summer camp programs here in the Santa Clarita Valley!  Like every summer, our calendar is jam-packed with fun activities to keep your child engaged and entertained.  Scroll down for information including

  • What’s new
  • The Sunshine Day Camp Difference
  • Camp Calendar (including theme days & optional field trips)
  • Available locations
  • 2024 Summer Pricing & Enrollment Information

What's New?

Whether they’ve been with us for many years or just one, your child will have a great time at Sunshine Day Camp!

Daily Themes: Each day will have a daily theme but the theme is just the beginning!  Within the theme, we jam-pack the day with a variety of activities all campers will enjoy.  In addition, we have weekly dress up days (dressing up is completely optional) that add to the excitement.

5 Optional Field Trips (Entering Grades 1-6 Only): We’re excited to offer diverse summer camp options to suit every family. Our standard program includes fun on-campus theme days for a classic camp experience. For those looking for extra adventure, our optional services feature five field trips, all available for an additional fee.  This year’s field trip will include: MB2 (private rental for Sunshine children & staff only), Regal Cinemas (private theater for Sunshine children and staff only), Santa Clarita Bowling (private rental of entire bowling center for Sunshine children and staff only), Aquarium of the Pacific, and the Ultimate BMX Freestyle Team Show at our Valencia Valley location.  Field trips are available to children entering grades 1-6 only.  Stay back care is offered to all children (TK-6th) who prefer to stay on campus and not attend the field trip.

Special Guest Entertainers:  For the weeks we are not going on a field trip we will be hosting a special guest entertainer.  Guest entertainers offer a fun and immersive camp experience!  This year’s guest entertainers include the Break Dance Show, Megan Makes Bubbles, the Reptile Show, and Color Me Mine.

Hot Lunches & Kona Ice: This summer we will offer a hot lunch option each day, with a special hot lunch from select vendors (including In-n-Out and Chipotle) each week.  Additionally, the Kona Ice truck will visit the facility each week, allowing children a cold treat on those hot summer days.

For more information, see our 2024 Summer Camp Calendar below.  For those enrolled in our camp, a detailed weekly information sheet will be provided, including added daily, hot lunch options, field trip times, and more.

“Sunshine Day Camp is a very trusting child care provider. My son has been with Sunshine for about 4 years and loves going. He never tells me he doesn’t want to go, and there are times I pick him up and he wants to stay longer. I am very comfortable leaving my son in the counselor’s hands. Sunshine Day Camp does stuff like ice cream socials and BBQs where the parents can come and join. I would not move my son out of Sunshine Day Camp for anything. Best place for a child!”


Summer Camp

The Sunshine Day Camp Difference

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Quality Programs

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 and safe camp experience.

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Awesome Activities

Campers enjoy a variety of theme days and activities carefully crafted and planned to interest all personality types. In addition, we have special guest entertainers, rallies, and field trips. Children are organized in small groups by grade/age to allow for common interests, ability, and more individual attention.

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Sensational Staff

Not only do we take special pride in our programs, we also take special care in the people we hire! Sunshine Day Camp counselors are sensitive, caring, and enthusiastic leaders. Many of them work in our programs throughout the year, meaning they are seasoned Sunshine Day Camp employees.  Each employee undergoes a rigorous background check and training process on such topics as positive reinforcement, appropriate discipline techniques, and effective child supervision.

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Low Child-to-Staff Ratio

At Sunshine Day Camp, children are under constant adult supervision on campus and on field trips.  Ratios are typically around 12 children to 1 adult (compared to 20 to 1 ratio at competing summer camps that are not licensed childcare programs). During water activities, our ratios are 6 to 1. We feel that quality supervision, along with a lower child to staff ratio equals a safer environment and better experience for your child.

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Strong Character

Built into every aspect of Sunshine Day Camp’s DNA is character. It resonates in the staff we hire, it’s evident in the way we act around children, and clear in our policies and practices. We are all about the child and family!

Kid-friendly Facilities

It may surprise you to know that many summer camps don’t have access to indoor facilities during the day. At each Sunshine Day Camp locations, we have safe, decorated, and climate-controlled facilities throughout the day—a necessity given Santa Clarita’s hot weather.

2024 Camp Calendar

Locations, Pricing, and Enrollment

In 2024, we will be offering summer camp at 6 of our facilities:

  1. Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary: 26933 N. Silverbell Ln., Canyon Country
  2. Oak Hills Elementary: 26730 Old Rock Rd., Valencia
  3. Pico Canyon Elementary: 25255 Pico Canyon Rd., Stevenson Ranch
  4. Pinetree Community School: 29156 N. Lotusgarden Dr., Canyon Country, CA 91351
  5. Stevenson Ranch Elementary: 25820 N. Carroll Ln., Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
  6. Valencia Valley Elementary: 23601 Carrizo Drive, Valencia

Our Summer Camp Programs are open Monday-Friday, from 7am-6pm.  Sunshine Day Camp will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.


2023 Early Bird Pricing/Regular Pricing

5 Days (M-F): $250*/$275

3 Days (M, W, F): $220*/$245

2 Days (T, Th): $196*/$221

*Early Bird Pricing-Save $25 per child, per week, when you sign up by the Early Bird Deadline, Friday, May 3, 2024.


Start the Enrollment Process Now

To begin the enrollment process, please start by completing our inquiry form here.  Once you have completed the form, the facility director will reach out to you with enrollment forms.

To expedite the process, you can also call or email the facility director for enrollment information.  You can see our contact information here.

Still have a few questions?

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