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Fun Summer Camp for Kids

Safari Kid’s Summer Camp provides academics, sports, new friends, and new skills in our fun, nurturing environment. Every year, our research team works with teachers and curriculum developers to design the best activities for our Summer Camp program. What will we do in 2021? Get your passport ready for a trip around the world, adventures into the past with cowboys, a look at legendary monsters, how to create music with snap circuits, exploring dreams through virtual reality, and more!

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For a list of all the safety protocols that are being followed, please visit our Home Page and click on the “Safari Kid COVID-19 Updates”

Summer camps with Safari Kid

Kindergarten – Second Grade

Kindergarten through second grade campers will celebrate summer through a series of themes.
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Monster Mash

Let’s not wait ‘til Halloween to enjoy some monster mayhem! Many cultures have their own set of ancient legends that include mysterious beasts who are not said to visit only one day a year. Consider creatures such as the Chupacabra of  Puerto Rico or Nessie the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland–unique creatures such as these are a part of a current collection of creepy stories that continue to thrill throughout the year. We will discover where these stories originated, why they continue to be popular, and which monsters are a part of our own culture. Then we will use our creative juices to construct new legends surrounding a unique monster of our own creation. Happy haunting!

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Rainforest Fest

We know that rainforests are laden with tall trees and thrive in a mostly warm and rainy climate. But what else lurks among the trees of these forests? Join us as we peel away the layers of the rainforest and take a deep dive into this exciting uncivilized world. Create a rain stick and listen to the soothing sounds of the rainy jungle as you learn why scientists call the rainforest the lungs of our planet. This is a jungle cruise you will not want to miss!

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Howdy Partners!

Giddy up cowboys ‘n cowgirls and join us for a hootin’-hollerin’ good time! We’re aiming to take an “old town road” headed west ‘cross the Mississippi! Whether you are testing your luck and panning for gold or kicking up your heels for a  Hokey Pokey, you’re sure to enjoy yourself and learn a lot about the wacky wild west era of the 1840s and 50s!

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Be the Change

As global citizens looking to create a kinder world for ourselves, the first way to begin the process is with ourselves. Join us as we boost our awareness for self-love, then increase our positive influence on others, and continue slowly spreading goodwill until a wildfire of kindness ignites for all to benefit! As the wise Mahatma Gandhi once urged, we must be the change we wish to see in the world.

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World Leaders

Around the world, you will find different kinds of governments—democracies, monarchies, autocracies, theocracies, and dictatorships, just to name a few. Some democracies are led by a president, and others a prime minister. Some monarchies are led by a queen or king, but pass their laws with a parliament. Find out more about the different types of governing bodies and the current leaders who are making their political mark in the world today. Remember that informed awareness of successful leadership can lead to emboldened leadership dreams of your own!

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Island Castaway

How would you feel if you washed up on an island? Would you be excited to live on the beach? What if the island had no people on it and lacked creature comforts such as running water or electricity? Would you enjoy the challenge of surviving in this way, or would you find it too scary? Learn the stories of actual island castaways and then test your own survival skills.

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Rocky Railway

All aboard! Grab your ticket and learn about the main mode of transport in the 1800s—the train! Studying maps of the transcontinental railway at this time in history will reveal the way the country’s states were able to keep connected. We will recreate this time in history in fun ways such as getting into character and learning the lingo used by train staff, such as “jingle the brass!” What does that mean? Come find out!

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International Rhyme-Time

Do you like celebrating holidays in May? You don’t know of any, what’s that you say? Let’s learn about holidays not celebrated here. Let’s learn about people who don’t live near. Then we’ll write our own stories, that rhyme like this. And include holidays in them, for cultural bliss. Holiday stories to make you wish you were there. Understand people’s differences and become more aware. For people are people, no matter where you go. And acceptance is key, it’s the fun way to grow!

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Our Furry Friends

Dogs are often referred to as “a man’s best friend,” but how much do you actually know about them? Did you know they can only sweat from their paws? What are their most powerful senses? How do some dogs help humans beyond just being a loyal companion? Enter the world of these cute canines and find out the answers to all these questions and more!

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Aloha Alaska!

Consider two states of the US that are vastly different from the rest of America— Hawaii, and Alaska. One of these states was bought from Russia and boasts the tallest mountain in North America. The other state invented the sport of surfing and houses the largest dormant volcano in the world. Can you guess which is which? Learn more about both of these fascinating US states, decide which one you would want to visit more, and plan a mock one-week vacation for you and your family!

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Let it Snow!

The Disney hit movie, Frozen, took the world by “a storm” with its two beloved royal sisters of Arendelle, Elsa and Anna. The scenery of Arendelle, although animated, was breathtaking, but is it a real place? Come cool off and find out for yourself! Join us on a Norwegian journey that uncovers the inspiration for the beautiful setting of this world-wide blockbuster movie phenomenon!

Summer camps with Safari Kid

Kindergarten – Second Grade

Kindergarten through second grade campers will celebrate summer through a series of themes.

Monster Mash

Let’s not wait ‘til Halloween to enjoy some monster mayhem! Many cultures have their own set of ancient legends that include mysterious beasts who are not said to visit only one day a year. Consider creatures such as the Chupacabra of  Puerto Rico or Nessie the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland–unique creatures such as these are a part of a current collection of creepy stories that continue to thrill throughout the year. We will discover where these stories originated, why they continue to be popular, and which monsters are a part of our own culture. Then we will use our creative juices to construct new legends surrounding a unique monster of our own creation. Happy haunting!

Rainforest Fest

We know that rainforests are laden with tall trees and thrive in a mostly warm and rainy climate. But what else lurks among the trees of these forests? Join us as we peel away the layers of the rainforest and take a deep dive into this exciting uncivilized world. Create a rain stick and listen to the soothing sounds of the rainy jungle as you learn why scientists call the rainforest the lungs of our planet. This is a jungle cruise you will not want to miss!

Howdy Partners!

Giddy up cowboys ‘n cowgirls and join us for a hootin’-hollerin’ good time! We’re aiming to take an “old town road” headed west ‘cross the Mississippi! Whether you are testing your luck and panning for gold or kicking up your heels for a  Hokey Pokey, you’re sure to enjoy yourself and learn a lot about the wacky wild west era of the 1840s and 50s!

Be the Change

As global citizens looking to create a kinder world for ourselves, the first way to begin the process is with ourselves. Join us as we boost our awareness for self-love, then increase our positive influence on others, and continue slowly spreading goodwill until a wildfire of kindness ignites for all to benefit! As the wise Mahatma Gandhi once urged, we must be the change we wish to see in the world.

World Leaders

Around the world, you will find different kinds of governments—democracies, monarchies, autocracies, theocracies, and dictatorships, just to name a few. Some democracies are led by a president, and others a prime minister. Some monarchies are led by a queen or king, but pass their laws with a parliament. Find out more about the different types of governing bodies and the current leaders who are making their political mark in the world today. Remember that informed awareness of successful leadership can lead to emboldened leadership dreams of your own!

Island Castaway

How would you feel if you washed up on an island? Would you be excited to live on the beach? What if the island had no people on it and lacked creature comforts such as running water or electricity? Would you enjoy the challenge of surviving in this way, or would you find it too scary? Learn the stories of actual island castaways and then test your own survival skills.

Rocky Railway

All aboard! Grab your ticket and learn about the main mode of transport in the 1800s—the train! Studying maps of the transcontinental railway at this time in history will reveal the way the country’s states were able to keep connected. We will recreate this time in history in fun ways such as getting into character and learning the lingo used by train staff, such as “jingle the brass!” What does that mean? Come find out!

International Rhyme-Time

Do you like celebrating holidays in May? You don’t know of any, what’s that you say? Let’s learn about holidays not celebrated here. Let’s learn about people who don’t live near. Then we’ll write our own stories, that rhyme like this. And include holidays in them, for cultural bliss. Holiday stories to make you wish you were there. Understand people’s differences and become more aware. For people are people, no matter where you go. And acceptance is key, it’s the fun way to grow!

Our Furry Friends

Dogs are often referred to as “a man’s best friend,” but how much do you actually know about them? Did you know they can only sweat from their paws? What are their most powerful senses? How do some dogs help humans beyond just being a loyal companion? Enter the world of these cute canines and find out the answers to all these questions and more!

Aloha Alaska!

Consider two states of the US that are vastly different from the rest of America— Hawaii, and Alaska. One of these states was bought from Russia and boasts the tallest mountain in North America. The other state invented the sport of surfing and houses the largest dormant volcano in the world. Can you guess which is which? Learn more about both of these fascinating US states, decide which one you would want to visit more, and plan a mock one-week vacation for you and your family!

Let it Snow!

The Disney hit movie, Frozen, took the world by “a storm” with its two beloved royal sisters of Arendelle, Elsa, and Anna. The scenery of Arendelle, although animated, was breathtaking, but is it a real place? Come cool off and find out for yourself! Join us on a Norwegian journey that uncovers the inspiration for the beautiful setting of this world-wide blockbuster movie phenomenon!

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Summer camps with Safari Kid

Third Grade & Up

Older students work with more complex themes and dive into them with increased depth.
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Marketing Madness

Are you a victim of slick advertising campaigns that are designed to capture your attention and hard-earned money? Through awareness of techniques used to get consumers to start spending, you will learn how to become less of a target. Then, for even more of an impact, you will flip the script and try marketing a product or service of your own. With your team, you will write, direct, and video an advertisement and employ the advertising techniques you have learned to resist.

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Musical Snap Circuits

It is said that where words end, music begins. Are you an avid listener of music? If so, it’s your lucky day! Enjoy diving into the history of music and learn the roots of various musical genres. Have fun creating a musical collage with your team that shows your appreciation and understanding of music history. Sounds like fun, right? But that’s not all! You will get the chance to further your love for music by building circuits to eventually tune into your favorite FM radio station!

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Art in Motion

The human body in motion is a work of art in and of itself. This is what artists who use wire to create their art have known for years. Learn the steps of how to study the body’s movements. Once you have a general understanding of the process behind the art of wire sculptures, and who the masters of this art form are, you will create your own metallic masterpiece. This introduction to a new art form is sure to ignite an artistic fire within you!

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Mysterious Escape

The same intrigue that has been pulling readers into mystery books over centuries is now luring adventure-seekers into escape rooms throughout the world. Uncover clues to the intersecting features of mystery-writing and escape room building that are used to keep readers and participants engaged. Then, with your team, use this information to create a unique escape room of your own!

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Just Blog It!

If we have learned anything in the last year, we know that our health is of utmost importance. We are aware that exercising, eating a colorful variety fruits and veggies, and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day are healthy habits that we should be following, but do we? What other healthy habits should we be following? Learn about the daily practices that will keep your body at its best. Then begin by adding a healthy habit to your daily routine. Through the creation of a blog, you can reflect upon how this addition to your routine feels. Is it a change you will stick with? Just blog it.

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Passport to the World

Traveling the world is a lofty dream which many people have. If you were awarded $10,000 to make this dream a reality, where would you choose to go? Imagine you had to choose one city from each of the seven continents and had a total of 80 days to tour. Consider which cities, modes of transport, and attractions you would choose. What length of time would you stay at each destination? You will pitch your world vacation to the rest of your class in a multi-media presentation which will be just as exciting to create as it will be to watch!

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Race to the Presidency

Do you know what the constitutional qualifications for presidency are? Believe it or not there are three of them! Learn about these, and how our system of democracy works concerning elections, by throwing your hat in the ring! We will throw mock primaries, caucuses, choose candidates, debate, and finally hold an election to find out who would be president of our class.
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Inventor's Paradise

“Invention…does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos.” This quote by Mary Shelly sums up the inspiration for many inventions—they are a solution to a problem. Some problems seem too large to fix; consider homelessness, climate change, or discrimination. But if we work together and tackle one aspect of a problem, we can inspire others to join us and together invent a myriad of solutions that just might defy the odds. A chat with our City Council officials will help us focus on an area of need. Then after voting on the ideas that seem most likely to be successful, we will share the winning idea(s) in a follow-up meeting Who knows where this will lead, or what leaders will emerge!

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Virtual Realities

Dreams are the original virtual reality. For centuries, people have been trying to unlock their secrets. Discover the science and psychology behind dreams and use this information to help uncover the mystery of your own subconscious mind. Then layout your own fascinating dreamscape using Virtual Reality technology. Sweet dreams!

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Disney and Beyond

After studying Walt’s road to Disney fame, you will be prepared to design your own theme park. Will your theme be able to capture the hearts of people around the world for decades just as Walt Disney’s did? How can you make this happen? Perhaps with a unique rollercoaster that is sure to thrill! Start by designing a model of this and then keep going! Let your imagination spark a light within you like a Tinkerbell of tomorrow!

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Design School Express

Ever wonder how the world of fashion came to be? Why is it that clothing in one part of the world was so different from other parts of the world long ago, but is slowly starting to become more and more alike? The history of clothing is as fascinating as the history of people themselves, and one cannot be told without the other. Take a deep dive into this world of fashion and have a go at creating your own unique look!

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DIY Directors

Are you an expert at drawing dinosaurs? Can you frost a cupcake to perfection? Do your friends ask you to do their hair for them because you rock at it? What are you an expert at? It is time to share your knowledge with the world! This is as easy as recording a video and safely uploading it for all to enjoy. But before you do, consider what makes some DIY videos easier to watch than others. Learning to master techniques in performance and direction will boost your overall presentation skills and equip you with increased confidence in all areas of public life. So are you ready? …Lights, camera, action!

Summer camps with Safari Kid

Third Grade & Up

Older students work with more complex themes and dive into them with more depth.

Marketing Madness

Are you a victim of slick advertising campaigns that are designed to capture your attention and hard-earned money? Through awareness of techniques used to get consumers to start spending, you will learn how to become less of a target. Then, for even more of an impact, you will flip the script and try marketing a product or service of your own. With your team, you will write, direct, and video an advertisement and employ the advertising techniques you have learned to resist.

Musical Snap Circuits

It is said that where words end, music begins. Are you an avid listener of music? If so, it’s your lucky day! Enjoy diving into the history of music and learn the roots of various musical genres. Have fun creating a musical collage with your team that shows your appreciation and understanding of music history. Sounds like fun, right? But that’s not all! You will get the chance to further your love for music by building circuits to eventually tune into your favorite FM radio station!

Art in Motion

The human body in motion is a work of art in and of itself. This is what artists who use wire to create their art have known for years. Learn the steps of how to study the body’s movements. Once you have a general understanding of the process behind the art of wire sculptures, and who the masters of this art form are, you will create your own metallic masterpiece. This introduction to a new art form is sure to ignite an artistic fire within you!

Mysterious Escape

The same intrigue that has been pulling readers into mystery books over centuries is now luring adventure-seekers into escape rooms throughout the world. Uncover clues to the intersecting features of mystery-writing and escape room building that is used to keep readers and participants engaged. Then, with your team, use this information to create a unique escape room of your own!

Just Blog It!

If we have learned anything in the last year, we know that our health is of utmost importance. We are aware that exercising, eating a colorful variety fruits and veggies, and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day are healthy habits that we should be following, but do we? What other healthy habits should we be following? Learn about the daily practices that will keep your body at its best. Then begin by adding a healthy habit to your daily routine. Through the creation of a blog, you can reflect upon how this addition to your routine feels. Is it a change you will stick with? Just blog it.

Passport to the World

Traveling the world is a lofty dream which many people have. If you were awarded $10,000 to make this dream a reality, where would you choose to go? Imagine you had to choose one city from each of the seven continents and had a total of 80 days to tour. Consider which cities, modes of transport, and attractions you would choose. What length of time would you stay at each destination? You will pitch your world vacation to the rest of your class in a multi-media presentation which will be just as exciting to create as it will be to watch!

Race to the Presidency

Do you know what the constitutional qualifications for presidency are? Believe it or not there are three of them! Learn about these, and how our system of democracy works concerning elections, by throwing your hat in the ring! We will throw mock primaries, caucuses, choose candidates, debate, and finally hold an election to find out who would be president of our class.

Inventor's Paradise

“Invention…does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos.” This quote by Mary Shelly sums up the inspiration for many inventions—they are a solution to a problem. Some problems seem too large to fix; consider homelessness, climate change, or discrimination. But if we work together and tackle one aspect of a problem, we can inspire others to join us and together invent a myriad of solutions that just might defy the odds. A chat with our City Council officials will help us focus on an area of need. Then after voting on the ideas that seem most likely to be successful, we will share the winning idea(s) in a follow-up meeting Who knows where this will lead, or what leaders will emerge!

Virtual Realities

Dreams are the original virtual reality. For centuries, people have been trying to unlock their secrets. Discover the science and psychology behind dreams and use this information to help uncover the mystery of your own subconscious mind. Then layout your own fascinating dreamscape using Virtual Reality technology. Sweet dreams!

Disney and Beyond

After studying Walt’s road to Disney fame, you will be prepared to design your own theme park. Will your theme be able to capture the hearts of people around the world for decades just as Walt Disney’s did? How can you make this happen? Perhaps with a unique rollercoaster that is sure to thrill! Start by designing a model of this and then keep going! Let your imagination spark a light within you like a Tinkerbell of tomorrow!

Design School Express

Ever wonder how the world of fashion came to be? Why is it that clothing in one part of the world was so different from other parts of the world long ago, but is slowly starting to become more and more alike? The history of clothing is as fascinating as the history of people themselves, and one cannot be told without the other. Take a deep dive into this world of fashion and have a go at creating your own unique look!

DIY Directors

Are you an expert at drawing dinosaurs? Can you frost a cupcake to perfection? Do your friends ask you to do their hair for them because you rock at it? What are you an expert at? It is time to share your knowledge with the world! This is as easy as recording a video and safely uploading it for all to enjoy. But before you do, consider what makes some DIY videos easier to watch than others. Learning to master techniques in performance and direction will boost your overall presentation skills and equip you with increased confidence in all areas of public life. So are you ready? …Lights, camera, action!

Summer camps with Safari Kid

Theme Activities (once per week)

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Field Trips / Virtual Tours

Children will go on an outdoor field trip that will be matched to that week’s theme.  Some centers may replace this with virtual tours, contests, carnivals, and other fun activities due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.  All these activities are planned for Fridays.

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Geography

Every week, children will learn the aspects of a country, including culture, currency, food, clothing, history, location, and language. Students will be given activities like crosswords and word searches based on the week’s country. They will be taught common words of that country’s language.
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3D Art

Children will use 3D pens to create unique pieces of 3D art.
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Fun Facts

The fun facts activity is an interactive activity for kids where they will be exposed to lots of fun facts about the week’s theme. Students will also get a chance to share facts they know and to expand their knowledge about the weekly subject.
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Current Affairs

Once a week, children will learn the latest news items about the week’s activity such as new inventions, trends, or research.
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Group Discussion

In the group discussion, children will be divided into teams and will debate about a topic connected or related-to the weekly activity. Students will learn how to present a strong argument and how to evaluate whether an argument is strong or weak.

Other Activities

  • Theater
  • Public Speaking
  • Spelling Bee
  • Math
  • English
  • Science
  • Board Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Talent Show
  • Young Chef
  • Theater
  • Public Speaking
  • Spelling Bee
  • Math
  • English
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science
  • Bollywood Dance
  • Board Games
  • Talent Show
Summer camps with Safari Kid

Theme Activities (once per week)

Field Trips

Every Friday, children will go on a field trip that will be matched to that week’s theme.

Geography

Every week, children will learn the aspects of a country, including culture, currency, food, clothing, history, location, and language. Students will be given activities like crosswords and word searches based on the week’s country. They will be taught common words of that country’s language.

3D Art

Children will use 3D pens to create unique pieces of 3D art.

Fun Facts

The fun facts activity is an interactive activity for kids where they will be exposed to lots of fun facts about the week’s theme. Students will also get a chance to share facts they know and to expand their knowledge about the weekly subject.

Current Affairs

Once a week, children will learn the latest news items about the week’s activity such as new inventions, trends, or research.

Group Discussion

In the group discussion, children will be divided into teams and will debate about a topic connected or related-to the weekly activity. Students will learn how to present a strong argument and how to evaluate whether an argument is strong or weak.

Other Activities

  • Young Chef
  • Theater
  • Public Speaking
  • Spelling Bee
  • Math
  • English
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science
  • Bollywood Dance
  • Board Games
  • Talent Show
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Safari Kid is an International Chain of Preschools and After School Programs, founded by Ms. Shy Mudakavi in the heart of Silicon Valley in Newark, California. Over fifteen years, 35,000 children going through the program have shown consistent excellence in elementary and middle schools.

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