​SESSION 1: June 11 - June 15

  • Animal Farm Trip
  • UCSC Arboretum
  • Tide Pools  
  • Natural History Museum 
  • Loch Lomond Picnic and Boat Ride
  • Visit Koi fisk in Pogonip

Science and Art: Flower Panels, Make ecocolumns, sock animals, animal lab books

Session 2: June 18 to June 22

Park Hopper Week

We will visit a new park and explore them every day!

  • Fall Creek
  • Quail Hollow
  • Wilder Ranch
  • La Selva Beach
  • BBQ at Junction Park

Science and Arts Activities: Nature Notebooks, Bubble Painting, Leaf Chromatography, Scavenger Hunts.

Session 3: June 25 to june 29

​Ocean Week

We will visit a different beach every day!

  • Seabright Beach
  • Natural Bridges Beach
  • Blacks Beach
  • Hidden Beach (and Playground)
  • Frederick St park BBQ

Some Science and Arts and Crafts Activities: ​Ocean Slime, Salt Water Density Experiment, Exploding Watermelons, Bottle Rockets.

Session 4: July 9 to July 13

We will visit a new park and explore the forest every day!

  • Henry Cowell Redwoods
  • Mystery Spot
  • Big Basin 
  • Nisene Marks​
  • Junction Park BBQ

Science and Art: Nature Notebooks, Still Life Painting, Leaf Chromatography, Leaf and Bark Rubbings.

​Session 5: July 16 to JULY 20

Space and Explorer Week

  •  NASA Trip
  •  Visit the Hartnell Planetarium
  •  Visit Lick Observatory
  • Make a Working Robot
  • BBQ at Frederick Street Park

Science and Art: Bottle Rockets, Solar System Models, Pluto Planet Controversy, Astronaut Helmets, How Big is the Universe?

Session 6: JULY 23 TO JULY 27
Forensics Week 

  • Who done it?
  • Fiber analysis visit police station or sheriff's office
  • Chromatography
  • Fingerprinting
  • (Simulated) Blood Typing
  • (Simulated) Drug Analysis

Science and Art:  Operation Game, Anatomy and Physiology, How we breath, make lung models, learn about heart rate and blood pressure, DNA bracelets.

We are excited to offer a selection of week-long summer camps based at SCLC!


Incorporating Science, Art and an Adventure EVERYDAY!

All camps are one week long



$300 per week; includes field trip and supply fees.

Extended care available to include hours of 8:30am-5:30pm for an additional charge of $20 more per day.

Santa Cruz  Learning Center

​​Daily Schedule

8:30am Drop-off (for extended day kids)

9:45-10 Drop-off

                Morning games and icebreakers

10am     Lesson & Theme activities 

​                 Art and Science

12           Afternoon Field trip

                 Camp BBQs on Fridays!

3:30       Pick up

Extended hours activities 

5:30 Pick up (for extended day kids)

2560 Soquel Avenue Suite 200Santa Cruz CA 95062  |   831-331-5611  |  malika@santacruzlearningcenter.com

Summer Camps 2018