Fairytale Town offers more than 15 exciting and educational summer camps for children ages 4 through 12. Each weeklong FunCamp is designed for a specific age group and features a unique theme, including visual and theater arts, literature, puppetry, animals, gardening and more. Children can explore new areas of interest or dive deeper into their favorite topic.
FunCamps are $130 per camp. For more information or to register visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.
Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers
Farmer Brown introduces campers ages 4 to 6 to the daily regimens that keep Fairytale Town’s friendly flock of farm animals fit and healthy. Campers will get to know these barnyard buddies while learning historical information and participating in related hands-on activities. Please note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town’s animals and animal feed. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed. Instructor: Jim Hernandez.
Camp time and dates are 9 a.m. to noon June 16-20 and Aug. 11-15.
Channel your inner rock star in this rockin’ FunCamp! This camp features hands-on experience with several instruments, including guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. Campers ages 4 to 6 will also explore rock ‘n’ roll history and participate in rock-related art activities. At the end of the week, parents and loved ones are invited to a rock show put on by the campers. Rock School is perfect for beginning musicians, but no previous experience is necessary. Please note: This FunCamp gets loud! Instructor: Jessie Abbey.
Camp time and dates are 9 a.m. to noon June 23-27 and July 28 through Aug. 1.
Earthworks Garden FunCamp
Fairytale Town offers plenty of green-thumb fun in this gardening camp. This FunCamp covers the basic essentials of home gardening with a focus on environmentally “green” practices. Campers ages 4 to 6 will also receive an up-close perspective on Fairytale Town’s own unique gardens and plants. Instructor: Kayla Willett.
Camp time and dates are 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11.
Every story can be told with puppets! This FunCamp teaches students ages 4 to 6 the original nursery rhymes and fairytales that inspired the play sets at Fairytale Town. Campers are then encouraged and inspired to retell the classic tales using puppets they create. Each day brings a new story! Campers will make a variety of puppets, including paper bag, sock and marionettes. Instructor: Kayla Willett.
Camp time and dates are 9 a.m. to noon July 14-18.
This camp introduces the world of art and basic art concepts to budding artists ages 4 to 6. Campers participate in a wonderful week of art projects featuring wall-to-wall drawing, cutting, pasting and painting in a relaxed environment. Topics include primary and secondary colors, drawing, sand art and patterns. Instructor: Elizabeth Vang.
Camp time and dates are 9 a.m. to noon July 21-25 and Aug. 4-8.
Adventure Play FunCamp teaches children ages 6 to 12 about the natural world through science-based experiments and discovery play. Concepts include basic survival skills, weather identification, plants and animals. Campers will take nature walks, make bird feeders, construct cardboard forts, use a solar oven and more. A different adventure awaits campers each day. Instructor: Wendy Her.
Camp time and dates are 1 to 4 p.m. June 16-20 and July 28 through Aug. 1.
Fairytale Town presents a theater arts camp that emphasizes creative playmaking onstage and offstage. Curtains Up! covers all aspects of theater, from acting and scriptwriting to costume design and set and prop construction. Campers ages 6 to 12 will write, design, produce and perform their own short play in one fast-paced, fun-filled week. Instructor: Amelia Bethel.
Camp time and dates are 1 to 4 p.m. June 23-27.
Zap! Boom! Pow! Comic Book Basics
The perfect FunCamp for budding artists ages 6 to 11 who want to draw, draw and draw some more. A special emphasis is placed on dynamic anatomy, character development and sequential storytelling techniques. The primary focus is on classic silver age and modern manga art styles. Campers will have the option to create their own comic book or a freestanding art piece to display in a “comic book convention” setting. Instructor: John Lee.
Camp time and dates are 1 to 4 p.m. July 7-11.
Farmer Brown’s Farmers
Farmer Brown gives a more in-depth and detailed look at what it takes to keep our friendly flock of farm animals fit and healthy. Campers ages 6 to 12 will have plenty of hands-on contact with our fuzzy, furry barnyard buddies while learning historical information and participating in related hands-on activities, including learning how to harness, halter and safely handle animals. Campers will also assist in the daily grooming, cleaning and afternoon feedings of all our animals. Please note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town’s animals and animal feed. Some children may be allergic to the natural oils found in animal fur/hair and feed. Instructor: Jim Hernandez.
Camp time and dates are 1 to 4 p.m. July 14-18.
Mad Food Science
Food and science are combined in this newly imagined FunCamp! Campers ages 6 to 12 will learn nutritional concepts and explore the scientific properties of food through a series of fun hands-on experiments, including magical floating eggs, color changing milk, ice cream making and more. Please note: Campers will not be using a stove or cooking with an open flame. Instructor: Wendy Her.
Camp time and dates are 1 to 4 p.m. July 21-25.
This FunCamp covers the exciting variety found in the world of art! Campers ages 6 to 12 will try their hand at different art media, including watercolors, prints, clay and mixed media. Campers will also explore making 3-D and found object works of art. This camp is specifically designed for the young artist who wants to try it all. Instructor: Andy Graham.
Camp time and dates are 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4-8.
In this creative writing FunCamp, aspiring authors, ages 6 to 12, who wish to strengthen their storytelling skills will find a happy haven of literary labor packed with plenty of artful advice, energetic exercises and freestyle fun. The camp will cover fiction, non-fiction, prose and poetry, plus art illustrations. Instructor: Karin Stevens.
Camp time and dates are 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11-15.