A Return to Normal!

With COVID19 rates still low, and mandates placed on childcare programs lifted, we look forward to a return to our normal summer camp program (except for field trips…we hope to return to those next summer).  In place of field trips, we have guest entertainers and other immersive experiences.  See below for more information.

Since 1984 Sunshine Day Camp has been providing amazing camp experiences for children in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Scroll below for why Sunshine Day Camp may be the perfect place for your child this summer.

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!

Weekly & Daily Themes: Each week we will be hosting a different theme.  During that week there will be a unique day that ties into the overall theme.  This allows campers to explore a wide variety of activities and games.

Guest Entertainers:  While we are not doing field trips this summer, each day/week will be filled with excitement.  This includes many guest entertainers and immersive experiences:  Megan Makes Bubbles (Week 1), Out of Africa-Drum Show (Week 2), Color Me Mine (Week 3), The Amazing Dave the Magician (Week5), The Reptile Show (Week 6), Build Your Own Stuffed Animal (Week 8).

In addition, this summer we will enjoy dress up days and visits from local vendors.

For those enrolled in our camp, a weekly information sheet will be provided, including daily agendas.  Here are the weekly themes we will be hosting this year:

“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 (including COVID compliance). This, coupled with our child-focused philosophy, provides your family with an exceptional 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. Further, the ratios at all times are typically around 12 children to 1 adult (compared to 20 to 1 at some competing summer camps). During water activities, our ratios are 6 to 1. We feel that quality supervision 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.

Weekly Themes

Hello Sunshine (June 13-17): This week will be jam packed with fun and excitement as we welcome all our campers to summer camp.  We will kick off the week with a welcome party and enjoy some amazing, themed days like Friendship Day and Fiesta Day.  Friday dress up day: Pajama Day.

Sports Extravaganza (June 20-24): You don’t have to love sports to love Sports Extravaganza week!  While the week is sports-themed there will be plenty of activities for all interests.  Some of the themes include Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Monster Jam, and X Games.   Friday dress up day: Favorite Jersey

Big City Living (June 27-July 1): This week we will be exploring some amazing cities like San Francisco, New York, New Orleans, Nashville and Paris!  We will learn about the culture through crafts and games, and sample some of their favorite treats.  Friday dress up day: Country Dress Up (Nashville Theme Day)

Shark Week (July 5-8): Closed Monday July 4, 2022.  The Shark Week theme may be popular on the Discovery Channel, but we planned to add our own flare to it!  Theme days like Shark Tank (doing our own inventing) and Beach Party Day are just a couple of days we have in store for campers.  Friday dress up: Hawaiian

World of Color (July 11-15): Campers this week will compete in a variety of games, activities, and contests which are all color themed.  It will be fun; it may get messy ;).  Friday dress up: Wear your favorite color

Roll Out the Red Carpet (July 18-22):  Our campers will be the stars this week!  Campers will dabble in some movie making/and or acting, music video creating, attend awards ceremonies, and enjoy games and crafts with a Hollywood flare to them.  In addition, we plan to explore virtually some of the theme parks that make Hollywood so magical (Universal Studios and Disneyland/California Adventure).  Friday dress up: Disney

Time Travel (July 25-29): Let’s go back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth, pirates occupied the seas, and a Knight was not a chess piece.  Additionally, campers will explore some of the things that made the 50’s through the 90’s popular.

Ready, Set, GO!  (August 1-5):  This week is all about adventure!  Campers will enjoy theme days such as Outer Space, Super Hero Day, and Mission Impossible.  What would an adventure be without games?!?!  One of the days is dedicated to “gaming”, including video games, board games, and other popular games.  At the end of the week, we will host our End of Summer Party!

Locations & Pricing

In 2022, we will be offering summer camp at these locations*:

  1. Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary: 26933 N. Silverbell Ln., Canyon Country
  2. Valencia Valley Elementary: 23601 Carrizo Drive, Valencia
  3. Pico Canyon Elementary: 25255 Pico Canyon Rd., Stevenson Ranch
  4. *Stevenson Ranch Elementary: 25820 N. Carroll Ln., Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
  5. *Mitchell Elementary: 16821 W. Goodvale Rd., Canyon Country, CA 91387

*Tentatively set to open at our Stevenson Ranch location and Mitchell location based on enrollment demand.

We are open Monday-Friday, from 7am-6pm.  Sunshine Day Camp will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.


Early Bird Pricing/Regular Pricing

5 Days (M-F): $221*/$241

3 Days (M, W, F): $194*/$214

2 Days (T, Th): $173*/$193

*Early Bird Pricing-Save $20 per child, per week, when you sign up by the Early Bird Deadline, Friday, May 20, 2022.


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