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Davis Summer Camps Are Back!

By Sam Swank | February 23, 2022


Categories: Community Featured
City of Davis Skate Campers, 2019

Davis Summer Camp sign-up season has arrived! For those with school-aged children, it can all get a bit stressful: spending time searching for which camps have started registering, when they’re open, what they entail, how much they cost—all before you’ve even ditched your winter coat. 

But fret not! Here at The Dirt, we are gathering a list of summer camps, registration dates, brief descriptions, and links for you. And we’ll keep updating it as we learn more. Hopefully, this list will save you some time and allow you to enjoy—rather than dread—the anticipation of summer camp season.

Tips!

  • Ensure your child meets the age/grade requirements for a given summer camp.
  • Double check the dates and verify all information independently.  
  • Keep refund policies in mind! Some camps will give you a partial or full refund if you provide enough notice.

[Updated as of 4/2/22]


Inspire Martial Arts Day Camps – Registration OPEN

No martial arts experience is necessary for this camp. Aims to help children ages 5–11 build their resilience, discipline, and confidence.

Karate Camp sessions in early June have already filled up, but there are still slots available in sessions running from late June through July and August. Plus, there’s a $50 Early Bird Discount if you register for camps two months in advance or earlier!

  • Price: $299 per week ($249 for additional siblings)
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 7:45 – 9:00 am / Pick-up: 2:45 – 3:00 pm

Register for Inspire Martial Arts Day Camps here


Poprocks Dance Studio – Registration OPEN

Poprocks Dance Studio’s dance summer camps are now open! Register for two weeks to get a 10% discount. Register for three or more weeks of camp and receive a 15% discount. The instructor for each camp is fully vaccinated and the studio will follow all district and county Covid guidelines.

Poprocks Musical Theater Camp

Children 6+ can learn dances to their favorite musicals, learn about the origin of musicals, act out scenes, and enjoy “Movie Mornings.” At the end, participants will get to put their new skills to use in a free performance for parents!

  • Price: $300 – $425 per week
  • Full day: $425 per week, Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 4 pm
  • Half day: $300 per week, Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: noon

Sign up for Musical Theater Camp here

Poprocks Dance Camp

Crafts, songs & dance, obstacle courses—at this dance camp, kids ages 6–12 can enjoy artistic and athletic activities with a theme. And don’t forget about Movie Mornings!

  • Price: $300 – $425 per week
  • Half day: $300 per week, Monday – Friday/ Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: noon
  • Full day: $425 per week, Monday – Friday / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 4 pm

Sign up for POPROCKS Dance Camp here

Poprocks Ballerina Petite Dance Camp

Do you have a little one interested in starting ballet? Then look no further! Using music and props, participants will learn the fundamentals of ballet while engaging their adventurous imaginations.

  • Price: $250 per week
  • Mon – Fri / 9:30 am – noon

Sign up for Ballerina Petite Dance Camp here

Poprocks Competition Team Dance Camp

This afternoon camp engages children ages 8+ in various dance styles, from jazz and ballet to hip hop, contemporary, and more. Guest choreographers will demonstrate the fundamentals of each form, and at the end dancers will choreograph their own routine in groups. For those interested in joining the competition season, this camp is for you!

  • Price: $300 per week
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off:1 pm / Pick-up: 4 pm

Sign up for Competition Dance Camp here


UC Davis Men’s Basketball Youth Camp — Registration OPEN

The UC Davis Men’s Basketball Youth Camp focuses on providing young athletes with skill training to improve the offensive aspect of their personal game. Their instruction emphasizes basketball fundamentals including shooting skills, ball handling, passing, footwork, shot selection, rebounding, and having the right mental approach. Campers will learn how to overcome common shooting errors while having fun in live competitions designed to help them successfully apply the techniques they learn during drills. In addition, campers will leave with a good understanding of offensive fundamentals and a variety of drills they can perform at home that are designed to enhance personal basketball potential. The camp utilizes the skills of UC Davis student-athletes and coaches to help each and every camper succeed!

Gold Level, Ages 4–7 / Half-day Camp

Campers will not be expected to bring an entire lunch, but snacks and drinks are encouraged. Gold Level Description: The Gold Camp will focus on introductory skills for boys and girls. These include passing drills and races, lay-up lines, and competitions, as well as basketball centered games and other activities. Parents are welcome to stay for the entire three-hour session if they choose. Campers will start each morning at 9 am and begin cool down at 11:50.

  • Price: $140 per week ($15 off second and subsequent registration)
  • June 13 – 16 / 9 am – noon

Blue Level, Ages 8–14 / Full-day Camp

The Blue Camp will focus on more advanced basketball skills related to this age group. Pivoting, shooting technique and defense are among the numerous skills incorporated throughout this camp. The camp consists of station work, demonstrations, and of course camp competitions and games to harness these skills. In addition, this camp positions kids to work in a team setting and provides an opportunity for social interaction and character building.

  • Price: $266 per week ($15 off second and subsequent registrations)
  • June 13 – 16 / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 4 pm

Register for UCD Men’s Basketball Youth Camps Here


Velocity Island – Registration OPEN

Does your kid love the water? Then Velocity Island has the camps for you! Registration for both of their summer camps is currently open, and a 5% sibling discount is available.

Velocity Island Day Camp

At the Summer Adventures Camp, children aged 7–16 can participate in watersports such as swimming and paddle boarding. They’ll also get to play land sports such as soccer. 

  • Price: $379** per week
    **Use code “campsaver” to save $20 through March 16!
  • Mon – Fri / 8:30 am – noon

Sign up for the Summer Adventures Camp here

You can also book by phone at 530-723-6885.

Velocity Island Overnight Camp

Velocity Island also has a weeklong, overnight Boat Wakeboard/Surf Camp for children ages 10+. Alongside water and land sports, participants get to do arts & crafts, have s’mores over campfires, and go to a River Cats game.

  • Price: $1,599 per week
  • June 20 – June 24 / July 11 – July 15 / July 25 – July 29 (Girls Boat Camp)

Sign up for the Boat Wakeboard/Surf Camp here


Rocknasium Summer Camps – Registration OPEN

Every summer, Rocknasium hosts a Summer Camp for kids ages 6–14. Their summer camp program gives kids a chance to have an awesome week of climbing and related fun in an exciting setting with cool challenges and a group of other fun kids!

1:5 Staff to Climber ratio / All equipment is included.
Top-rope belaying for age campers 10 and older. NOTE: Certain high element and team building activities that have operated in previous years may not be able to operate this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions (zip-lining, rappelling, flying squirrel, etc).

  • Half day (AM or PM): $130 / Full day (AM and PM): $260*
  • AM Session: 9 am – noon / PM Session: 1 – 4 pm
  • 10 weeks of camp (June 13 – August 19). Camps session run morning and afternoon, Mon – Wed and Fri, with NO CAMP on Thursdays (EXCEPT THE JULY 4th WEEK).

*For Campers signed up for both AM and PM sessions, Rocknasium provides staff supervision through the lunch hour. Please send your climber with a packed lunch.

Register for Rocknasium Summer Camp here


Paintball Camp — Registration OPEN

A real-life video game! Get the kids off the couch and on to our fun playing fields! Paintball Camp features structured target shooting, action-packed paintball games, and an interactive way to exercise, socialize, and have fun. Campers will play with low- impact equipment that uses paintballs that are smaller and beginner friendly. Ages 8–14, Groups separated by age.

  • Price: $195 per week (New paintball masks are $20)
  • All camps are 9 am – noon
  • June 13 – June 17 / June 27 – July 1 / July 11 – July 15 / July 25 – July 29

Register for Paintball Camp here


Mirror Image Dance Company — Registration OPEN

Learn and develop new skills and technique—all while forming unique relationships with a talented group of dancers, mentors, and instructors at one of their many camps! Ages 4–9 welcome. Performance for parents on the last day of camp at 3:30 pm.

Please complete the following MIDC registration form to sign up for your free trial dance class at the studio!

  • Petite: $300 per week / Elite: $400 per week
    • Early drop-off available at 8:30am for an additional $50.
    • Sibling discount: $25 off the camp total for siblings.
    • Dance Buddy: Receive $25 off when a buddy signs up for camp! (Note: In order to receive this discount BUDDIES must NEVER have registered for classes at Mirror Image Dance Company)
  • Petite (Ages 4–9):
    • Mon – Fri / Drop off: 9 am / Pick-up: 4 pm
    • 5 Camp Weeks: June 20 – 24 / June 27 – July 1 / July 11 – July 15 / July 18 – July 22 / August 15 – August 19
  • Elite (Ages 10–18):
    • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 4 pm
    • 4 Camp Weeks of Elite Intensive: June 13 – 17 / July 25 – July 29 / August 8 – August 12
    • 1 Hip Hop Intensive Week: August 1 – August 5

Call/Text 530-400-5144 or email info@mirrorimagedancecompany.com for more information.

Register for Mirror Image Dance Camp (one form per dancer)


Davis Cards & Games Summer Kids Camps — Registration OPEN

Davis Cards & Games (DCG) is excited to offer ½ day week-long summer game camps. They provide an enjoyable, safe, and challenging experience for kids ages 9+.

  • Price: Varies by camp / $220 – $240 per week. Includes snack each day.
  • All camps start at 9:00am / Drop-off available starting at 8:30am / Pick-up: 12:30 pm. See weeks below.

D&D Role Playing Camp

For both beginner and experienced players of Dungeons & Dragons. Kids will learn the basics of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game that blends storytelling, adventure, and turn-based combat into an unforgettable fantasy experience. They will create and develop their characters through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, and more!

  • Price: $220 per week
  • D&D ages 9–11: June 20 – 24
  • D&D ages 12–15: June 13 – 17


Magic the Gathering: For Beginners

This camp is for kids who want to learn Magic the Gathering or learn the different formats, including standard and draft. Each participant will receive a standard deck, draft deck, card sleeves, and a deck box. This is for kids ages 11–15 years old.

  • Price: $240 per week
  • MTG ages 11–15: July 18 – 22


Pokemon: For Beginners

This camp is for kids who want to learn to play Pokemon. Standard format will be taught. Each participant will receive a standard deck, card sleeves, and a deck box. This is for kids ages 9–15.

  • Price: $240 per week
  • Pokemon ages 9–15: July 25 – 29


Questions email info@daviscardsandgames.com. $50 Deposit to reserve a spot for your child. Full payment due 30 days prior to camp start date.


Rock Band University Summer Rock Band Camp — Enrolling Now


Join a rock band this summer! Meet and play with fellow musicians in our week long music camp. Create a setlist with your band, learn to play songs that you like together, practice in a fully equipped rehearsal studio, and finish off the week with your own concert in downtown Davis! Ages 10–18.

SKILL LEVEL:
Musicians that participate in Summer Rock Band Camp range from Beginner to Advanced players and will be matched accordingly (also based on week availability). Beginners must know how to play basic chords or basic beats and have some experience in keeping time. Absolute Beginner musicians are advised to take private music lessons before enrolling in Summer Camp.

On the application, please check all of your available dates for the best matching of musicians. Camp dates and payment information will be emailed to you upon acceptance.

  • Price: $200 per week
  • Mon – Fri / Rehearsals: 11 am – 3 pm / Concert: 5:30 pm
    • Week 1: June 27 – July 1
    • Week 2: July 11 – July 15
    • Week 3: July 18 – July 22
    • Week 4: July 25 – July 29
    • Week 5: August 1 – August 5
    • Week 6: August 8 – August 12

If you have any questions, email info@rockbanduniversity.com or call/text 530-746-1957.

Apply for Rock Band Camp here.


Kitchen Natural

The Kitchen Natural Cooking Camps — Registration OPEN

Does your child want to be a cook? Then look no further! In The Kitchen’s Outdoor Natural Cooking Camps, Sandra Clark Jergensen will teach participants the skills to become cooks. For kids ages 6–12.

  • Price: $350 per week / $295 sibling rate (A few need-based scholarships are available. Please email hello@thekitchennatural.com to inquire)
  • All camps are Mon – Fri / 9 am – noon. Two themes: Around the World (June 13 –17 / June 20 – 24 / July 11 – 15) and Summer Fruits (July 18 – 22, August 1 – 5, August 8 – 12).

Register for the Kitchen Natural Cooking Camp


Yolo Basin Foundation — Registration OPEN


Does your little one want to explore the nearby wetlands, learn how wetland animals build their homes, or learn firsthand about water resources? Then the Yolo Basin Foundation’s summer camps are for you! There are two camps available; one for participants entering 1st through 2nd grades, and one for 3rd through 5th grades.

  • Price: $275 per session
  • Mon – Fri / 9 am – noon

Weave, Burrow, and Build, For campers entering 1st–2nd grades in the fall

  • Session 1: June 13 – 17
  • Session 2: July 25 – 29

Living with Water

For campers entering 3rd–5th grade in the fall. Runs June 20 – 24.

Register for a Yolo Basin Foundation summer camp


Davis Fencing Academy — Registration OPEN

Davis Fencing Academy is excited to announce a variety of summer camps and workshops. They have beginning and competitive fencing camps, introductory and experienced pentathlon camps and even some exciting introductions to topics from high school mathematics. 

  • PentaFUNcamp: A fun introduction to Pentathlon / June 13 – June 17 / 9 am – 3 pm
  • Regular Pentathlon Camp: June 20 – 24 (times TBD)
  • Beginner Fencing Camp: June 27 – July 1 / August 15 – 19 / 9 – 11 am
  • Competitive Fencing Camp: June 20 – 24 / August 1 – 5 / 9 am – noon
  • Mathematics of the Triangle: July 18 – 22 / 1 – 3 pm
  • Mathematics of the Circle: July 25 – 29 / 1 – 3 pm
  • Mathematics of Change: August 1 – 5 / 1 – 3 pm

Register for Davis Fencing Academy Here


Explorit Summer Camps — Registration OPEN

From the far reaches of space to the geology beneath your feet, jump into an exciting science topic with Explorit. Make crafts, do hands-on experiments, and enjoy demonstrations lead by staff educators. There are three themes for camp in 2022:

Explorit Need for Seeds: Plants, Pollinators, & People

Dig into Explorit’s New Pollinator Garden and get your hands dirty while learning how seeds grow into plants, some of their unique uses, and the relationship between plants and their pollinator partners.

  • Price: $175 Members / $200 Non-members (Limited fee assistance is available for summer camps and is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call or email Explorit to apply for fee assistance: 530-756-0191 / explorit@explorit.org)
  • Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: noon
  • Grades K–2: June 20 – 24
  • Grades 3–6: June 27 – July 1

Explorit Fur, Feathers, & Scales, oh my! Amazing Animal Adaptations

Observe live animals and study hands-on specimens to learn the fun and interesting ways animals have adapted to survive and thrive in their habitats.

  • Price: $175 Members / $200 Non-Members (Limited fee assistance is available for summer camps and is provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Please call or email Explorit to apply for fee assistance: 530-756-0191 / explorit@explorit.org)
  • Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: noon
  • Grades K–2: July 11 – 15 / August 8 – 12
  • Grades 3–6: July 25 – 29

Explorit Out of this World! Space Exploration

What would it be like to travel to Mars? How are the moons of Jupiter different from ours? Where could life be found outside of Earth? Campers examine these questions and others through hands-on activities and experiments.

  • Price: $175 Members / $200 Non-members (Limited fee assistance is available for summer camps and is provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Please call or email Explorit to apply for fee assistance: 530-756-0191 / explorit@explorit.org)
  • Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: noon
  • Grades K–2: July 18 – 22
  • Grades 3–6: Aug 1 – 5

Register for Explorit Camps Here


Davis Youth Robotics – Registration OPEN

DYR RoboCamps consist of one-week programs where students design, build, and code a robot in small groups and compete in a mini competition at the end of the week.

Campers going into grades 4th through 8th will have the opportunity to work together to build and program a robot for the upcoming VEX IQ challenge. Trained counselors will be available to guide campers giving the best robotics experience possible.

The 2022 RoboCamps will take place in Room M1 on the Davis Senior High Campus (click here to access the map) and will run from 9 am – 3 pm with lunch provided in between. All camps will have a 24 camper capacity limit. Note that June 20 – 24 will be held online. One week of camp/camper max.

  • Price: $275 per week

Register for a DYR Camp here

Sign up for the DYR Mailing List for more information.


Peregrine School – Registration OPEN

Peregrine school will have several camps available throughout the summer for children in K–6 grade.

Peregrine Farm Days Camps

Explore culture and cooking by spending time in the Peregrine School’s outdoor garden through their Farm Days Camps! Learn how to nurture a garden and cook with fresh produce, as well as about the history of agriculture in California, the nation’s breadbasket.

  • Price: $560** through April 3, then $600. There’s also a $15 materials fee.
    **Early bird discount
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 2 pm / Some sessions are one week while others are two. Extended day care is available.
  • Full day care: 8 am – 5:30 pm for additional $200 / PM day care: 2 – 5:30 pm for additional $160.

Register for the Peregrine Farm Day Camps here

Peregrine SOAR Camps

SOAR stands for Science, Outdoor, Arts, and Responsibility. At this camp, kindergartners through second graders will be led through a theme, such as European art, food, and culture or the science behind insects.

  • Price: $560** through April 3, then $600. There’s also a $15 materials fee.
    **Early bird discount
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 2 pm. Some sessions are one week while others are two. Extended day care is available.
  • Full day care: 8 am – 5:30 pm for an additional $200.
  • PM day care: 2 – 5:30 pm for an additional $160.

Register for the Peregrine SOAR Camps here

Peregrine Explorer Camps

Kids ages 8+ can learn classic camping skills, from reading a compass to building a fire. Includes walks, bike rides, and other adventurous activities.

  • Price: $590** through April 3, then $640. There’s also a $15 materials fee.
    **Early bird discount
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up 2 pm. Some sessions are one week while others are two. Extended day care is available.
  • Full day care: 8 am – 5:30 pm for an additional $200.
  • PM day care: 2 – 5:30 pm for an additional $160.

Register for the Peregrine Explorer Camps here

Peregrine Primaria Camps

For children ages 4–6 who want to develop their pre-literacy, mathematics, and social abilities through science, exploration, and the arts. Split into Primaria West and Primaria South camps.

  • Price: $700 – $875
  • All-day care: $875 per two-week session. Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 7:30 am / Pick-up: 5:30 pm. ONLY AVAILABLE AT PRIMARIA SOUTH.
  • Normal hours: $700 per two-week session. Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 2 pm

Register for the Peregrine Primaria Camps here

Peregrine Escuelita Summer Sessions

A play and exploration-based learning program for children ages 2½–4.

  • Price: $1,495 – $1,800
  • All-day care: $1,800 per four-week session. Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 7:30 am / Pick-up: 5:30 pm
  • Normal hours: $1,495 per four-week session. Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 2 pm

Register for the Peregrine Escuelita Summer Sessions here

Peregrine PANDAS Summer Camp

No prior Mandarin experience is required for this Chinese immersion program! Children ages 3–5 can explore Chinese culture while learning the Mandarin language.

  • Price: $700 – $875
  • All-day care: $875 per two-week session. Mon – Fri / Drop-off : 7:30 am / Pick-up: 5:30 pm
  • Normal hours: $700 per two-week session. Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 2 pm

Register for the Peregrine PANDAS Summer Camp here

Peregrine Little Mandarin Institute

Similar to the PANDAS summer camp, but for kindergartners through second graders.

  • Price: $275** until April 3, then $300 per week 
    **Early bird discount
  • Weekly / Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 2 pm

Register for the Peregrine Little Mandarin Institute here


Sacramento Zoo Camp — Registration OPEN for members and community

K–6 Zoo camp is meant to be a fun experience in an exciting atmosphere to reach kids and inspire them to care about wildlife, wild spaces and to act to protect them.

  • Price: $400 per week
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 4 pm
  • Aftercare until 5 pm available for an additional fee. View the PDF for schedule.

Registration for Members opens March 10 & for the community March 24. Visit the website for registration tips. Find more information here.

Register for the Sacramento Zoo Camp here


Davis Arts Center — Registration OPEN

This community favorite is back with all-day summer arts camps! Join us for a week of art adventures, friendship and fun. Learn new art skills and techniques while having a blast! Individual and group projects are led by DAC teaching artists. COVID precautions will be announced prior to registration. Ages 6-12.

  • Price: $550 per week. Scholarships available.
  • Monday – Friday / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 3 pm
    • Week 1: June 20 – 24
    • Week 2: June 27 – July 1
    • Week 3: July 11 – 15
    • Week 4: July 18 – 22
    • Week 5: July 25 – 29
    • Week 6: August 1 – 5
    • Week 7: August 8 – 12

Register for Davis Art Center’s Summer Camps here!


Acme Theatre – Registration OPEN

Acme Theatre Company is a youth-run, non-profit theatre company. Read about their mission & save the dates for Acme Theatre Company’s two-Week Summer Camp, open to ages 8 – 13 at Davis Community Church, 412 C St, Davis.

  • Price: $175
  • June 20 – July 1 / Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 1:30 pm / Pick-up: 3:30pm
  • Extended Class & Show at 7 pm on Friday, July 1

​Registration opens March 17


City of Davis Summer Camps – Registration OPEN

The city’s been buzzing like a hive ever since the recreation department released its Summer RecGuide for 2022. Look out for favorites like:

  • Rainbow Summer Camp
  • Summer Quest
  • Summer Sampler
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • Horse Riding Camps – Both beginner and advanced beginner levels available.
  • Chess Camp – An online camp with a U.S. Chess Federation Master.
  • Play-Well LEGO® Engineering Camps
  • Rec & Lap Swimming

Field trips, cooking classes, chess demonstrations—there’s a camp for every kid! Head over to that 30-page guide and the City of Davis website for more camps, dates, costs, and more!

IMPORTANT!!! Update or create an account BEFORE 3/1/2022 so you can register. Visit the City of Davis website for more details. 

  • June 13 – July 17 camp registration OPEN.
  • July 18 – August 31 camp registration opens at 8 am on Wednesday, March 30.

UC Davis Aggie Youth Camps — Registration OPEN for faculty, students, and staff / opens to community April 4

Youth Programs camps are back for the Summer of 2022! Registration for UC Davis student, faculty, and staff will open on March 28th at 12pm PT. Registration for the general community will open on April 4th at 12pm PT.

Offers camps in music, crafts, sports, exploration, dance, and many partnership camps.
A Camps (Kinder)
B Camps (Grades 1–2)
C Camps (Grades 3–5)
D Camps (Grades 6–8)
Teens

  • Price: Varies by camp, but generally from $250 – $510 per week.
    **Note that prices for camps have increased this year. The primary reason for the price increase is the rising cost of labor.
  • June 21 – August 19 / Drop-off:: 8:30 am / Pick-up: 3 pm. Fortunately, UCD is able to bring back early drop-off and extended day programs. Check out this PDF for a full calendar of camps.

For more information about registering or general information please email youthprograms@campusrec.ucdavis.edu.

Registration via RecPortal


DARTS Day Camp — Registration Opens April 6

Swim and Sport Camps offered by Davis Aquadarts and Summerdarts. Enjoy, sports, games, swimming, and more at our DART Camp at Community Pool. This camp is for children ages 6–12. Each day includes a swim team practice coached by DART staff, a sport offering (options vary by week), art and craft activities, and free swim at Community Pool. There will be six one-week sessions.

Note that Day Camps differ from Summerdarts: Offered by the Davis Aquadarts, Summerdarts is an eight-week summer swim team for children ages 5+. Hour-long practices are offered Mon – Fri with no mandatory attendance requirements. Practices are geared for swimmers of all ability levels, from novice to experienced. Optional swim meets will be held on weekends and some evenings throughout the summer. They also offer DART Fit, which offers fitness/dryland exercise and swimming in a 1.25 hour daily practice for children ages 9–15. Registration for Summerdarts opens in April.

Registration link coming soon.


Davis Tennis Academy Summer Camps

DTA Summer Camp is a great way for players of all ages and levels to enjoy their summer and improve their tennis game. Summer Camp students will work hard, make new friends, and have lots of fun.

The Summer Camps will be offered at the Davis High School Tennis Complex. This will be the 26th consecutive year that Director of Tennis, Dale Hersch, has held his Summer Camps at the Complex. Check their website or Facebook page for more information.

  • $190 per week **plus a $40 non-refundable deposit on each session.
  • Session 4 is $160 (4 days)
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: noon

Register for Davis Tennis Academy Summer Camps here!


Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop

Summer dance camps for school age children 6–12. Campers must sign up for the entire week and follow our safety protocols which currently include the wearing of masks, temperature checks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing. Campers will spend the day with activities in dance, visual arts, storytelling, and more. While there will be a focus on organized activities for the group, children are also free to bring a book if they would prefer an alternative to some activities.

Masks will come off during lunch time and at snack time while listening to stories read aloud by Pamela (being thoughtful about not talking while masks are off!)

Campers must be registered by the Thursday of the preceding week in order to participate. Please note that camp enrollment is limited to 12 campers per week and that camp may be canceled if we do not have a minimum of 4 campers enrolled. For more information, or to register, please email us at Office@trokanski.com or call us at 530-756-3949.

  • Price: $225 for five days, $234 if paid for via PayPal. Includes art supplies. (Each camper will have an individual bin of supplies for use during the week.)
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 8:30 am / Pick-up: 3:30 pm
  • The summer camp that runs July 5 – July 8 is a half-day camp for children ages 5–8 and costs $140.

To register, please email Office@trokanski.com or call 530-756-3949.


Davis Community Track and Field Summer Camps

Summer track camp is a great place to make friends, become a better runner or jumper or thrower, and—most importantly—have fun!

DCTF Summer Program consists of four one-week sessions of track and field. This program is open to athletes entering K–9 grade. All experience levels are welcome!

Athletes will learn how to train hard and intelligently under the guidance of our experienced staff. Athletes will also have opportunities to explore numerous track and field events: sprints, distance, jumps, throws, and pole vault.

  • $100 per session, which includes USATF membership.
  • Location: Davis High School Stadium
  • Mon – Fri / Drop-off: 9 am / Pick-up: 11 am
    • Session 1: June 20 – 24
    • Session 2: June 27 – July 1
    • Session 3: July 4 – 8 (We will have practice on July 4)
    • Session 4: July 11 – 15

Register for Davis Community Track and Field Summer Camps here!


Davis Waldorf School

DWS summer session will kick off June 20 and will extend through August 12 for eight weeks of fun in the sun.

Early Childhood Camp: Kinder Camp

The program is open to current students ages 3–6.

  • Price: $225 a week ($180 for the week of July 4th)
  • Extended care: 1 – 4 pm / $100 a week ($80 for the week of July 4th)
  • June 20 – August 12 / Drop-off: 8 am / Pick-up: 1 pm (or 4 pm with an Extended Care option)

*Camp will be closed for the July 4th holiday

Registrations forms and more info will be shared in the coming weeks via their newsletter.

Grades Sumer Camp: Summergarden

They are currently evaluating the logistics of relaunching their summer camp program for grade students.

Visit https://www.daviswaldorf.org/ and contact them directly for more information.


Stonegate Sailing

Stay tuned!

Stonegate Sailing is a summer camp for kids 8–6 years old.


Do you have a suggestion we’ve missed? Please email Sam at intern@thedirt.online or Ashley at ashley@thedirt.online with any tips or corrections.

Photo from the 2022 City of Davis Rec Guide

Contributed to The Dirt by Sam Swank. She is a senior at UC Davis, double-majoring in Spanish and linguistics.

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UC Davis Brings Back In-Person Picnic Day After 3 Years

The iconic Picnic Day event at UC Davis is finally…

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