Fun Summer Camp for Kids
Safari Kid Summer Camp has a reputation for offering the perfect blend of fun and learning. Whether it be through group collaboration projects, challenging games and activities, sports, dance, drama, or technology, our campers will surely enjoy this exciting time making new memories! Each year our research team works with teachers and curriculum developers to design engaging themes and activities, and 2024 is no different!
Little campers (TK – 6th grade) will conquer trials on their journey to become Jedi knights, they will excavate fossils, experiment with fizzy concoctions, build with skill and imagination, get dirty & artsy, and enjoy dressing up to save the day! With Safari Kid Summer Camp, you don’t have to choose just one path to fun! And that’s just a small taste of the excitement—check out all of our riveting themes and activities planned for 2024 below!
Third Grade & Up
Older students work with more complex themes and dive into them with increased depth. These immersive experiences are tailored to foster learning, innovation, and fun at a higher level.
Themes may vary per location.
Week 1: Data Knights
Week 2: AI Explorers
Week 3: Oozy Potions & Gloop
Week 4: Olympic Fever!
Week 5: Junior Architects
Week 6: ChatBot Pioneers
Week 7: Animation Adventures
Week 8: Roblox Designer
Week 9: Safety Superheroes
Week 10: Time Travelers
Theme Activities (once per week)
It’s summertime, so it’s time for some fun and games with friends! Get ready to enjoy team-building games, party games, games that make you think, and games that make you run! Whether it be indoor games that focus on mental acuity and flexibility or team-building outdoor games focusing on agility, strength, and balance, working together as a team will be the common thread. You won’t have to use the words, “I’m bored” when you are at Safari Kid’s summer camp, because as you can see, we ‘Got Game’!
Balloons float with enough time to give even the least experienced player a chance to hit the ball and learn how to work as a team in the process!
Play a version of charades that is based on emotions. Young kids are learning to become aware of and name emotions at this time, so this will give them plenty of practice while playing a game that is full of laughter and joy!
Campers will enjoy performing arts practice throughout the week with the goal of a Friday performance! Each week campers will rotate learning short plays, dance routines, songs, and even stand-up comedy routines.
2 ∞ & Beyond!
Summer is time for fun, but to avoid the “summer slide” in academics, Safari Kid has devised clever ways to make learning fun! How better to keep sharp than through group games that help practice basic math skills.
A wide variety of games and activities that are centered around music will provide both physical and social opportunities for harmonious summer fun!
Group Art Stories
Campers will enjoy this social and creative time working as a group to come up with a visual piece of storytelling. Their artwork must help them to tell a made-up story on a given theme.
Children will follow simple baking recipes to create yummy treats as they effortlessly learn about measurements and fractions firsthand.
Campers will try simple sauces, salsas, juices, and more to decide which tastes the best or make guesses on the main ingredient.
Create a Card
Practice writing and grammar skills as you are guided to create a card for someone special. Don’t forget to decorate your card for that personal touch of creativity and warmth.
Get out into nature to find Mother Earth’s natural art supplies to create beautiful organic pieces of art. We’ll use a variety of natural materials and dabble in pattern-making and creative composing of our masterpieces. You’ll end up with artwork that will look naturally gorgeous in your garden or will help bring the beauty of the outdoors in!
Outer Space Storytime
Blast off to the outer reaches of the universe by actively listening to an engaging space-themed stories. Reading comprehension skills will be practiced with campers in a way that feels like natural chit-chat about the narrative. It will be an out-of-this-world summer escape from reality!
Summer can get hot, so no better time to cool off with outdoor water-themed fun! Whether it be a hair salon, car wash or soup kitchen, it is advised that all campers come prepared with a big imagination and are ready to brave the waves!
Playing a game in the dark can be fun, and on a hot day, it just makes sense! So, turn off the hot lights, pull out a strong flashlight, and get ready to limbo!
We’ll use inflated balloons in place of tennis balls for a slower, softer, easier, version of tennis that is sure to get our campers moving and laughing.
Engage in simple but exciting hands-on science experiments.
Get outside and into nature as you learn about planting, composting, farming, and more through fun hands-on ecologically friendly projects and activities.
Time to get the creative juices flowing! An intended outcome (ex: robot dog) is announced, then campers figure out how to create this using recycled materials and art supplies.
Lost & Found
Campers will love this fun game which is rooted in teamwork and strategy. They will be divided into two groups and take turns being the hiders and the hunters.
Important training on how to carry yourself with confidence, using body language and words to show assertiveness. Learn skills which will help you to avoid being a victim of bullying. Also learn how to safely be an “upstander” rather than a bystander when you see someone else being bullied.
Native Moves Grooves
Learn about various cultures as you replicate simple movements of traditional dances of various cultures such as “the Hakka” native New Zealanders (Maori) traditional war dance, Bhangra dance of India, Hawaiian Hukilau, Chinese Folk Dance, Latin Fusion, etc.
A little friendly competition among campers! Fun in the dark bowling on a hot summer day is every camper’s idea of a good time.
Discover how good it feels to give back to others as you create something special to be shared with those people in need or who need cheering up (homeless, children’s hospital, elderly at nursing homes, etc.).
Community Circle (& Wacky Wednesday Share)
- Wednesdays are “Wacky Wednesdays Wear” a spirit dress up day. Campers will share their spirit with the group during this time, explaining their wacky wear.
- Campers will have a “show & tell” – bring something from home they wish to talk about.
- Camp Leaders will choose from a list of thought-provoking questions for campers to answer in a circle share time in which practicing good manners is perfected.
- Board Games
- Arts & Crafts
- Talent Show