Camp Capitola, for kids ages 6-11, is held at
Jade Street Park and uses the outdoor environment and the Capitola Community Center to provide kids with an awesome summer experience! Activities include sports, arts and crafts projects, water games, drama productions, beach days, theme weeks, specialty camps, clubs, carnivals, and more! There is a regular daily schedule with several different types of activities going on (indoor, outdoor, arts and crafts, active & quiet games, age-specific activities, etc.), and kids can choose which activities to participate in. We offer half-day (mornings or afternoons) or all-day care, with extended care hours (for children enrolled in Camp only).
PLEASE NOTE: Our Camp is designed to run in 2-week or 3-week sessions; we cannot offer daily or weekly Camp nor pro-rating for days your child will not attend. There is no Camp on Thursday, July 4. The 2013 session dates are as follows:
Session 1: June 17 - June 28 (2 weeks)
Session 2: July 1 - July 19 (3 weeks)
Session 3: July 22 - August 2 (2 weeks)
Session 4: August 5 - August 16 (2 weeks)
Camp is affordable! We know that arranging care for kids in the summer can be stressful and expensive, so we strive to keep our prices affordable. All-day Camp is only $3.17/hour for residents for 2 weeks, and slightly higher for non-residents. And you do not have to sign up for all the sessions in advance; you can pay as you go, through the summer. Please note, however, that enrollment fees do not include field trip expenses. Your child does not have to participate in field trips, but if he or she does, there may be additional fees that you will be notified of in advance, in the weekly bulletins.
Who is a resident?: A “resident” is anyone residing within the boundaries of the City of Capitola. The resident boundaries have changed since last year.
|Full Day||9:00 am - 4:30 pm||R: $238 / NR: $262|
|Half Day||9:00 am - 12:30 pm||R: $135 / NR: $152|
|Half Day||1:00-4:30 pm||R: $135 / NR: $152|
|Full Day||9:00 am - 4:30 pm||R: $353 / NR: $389|
|Half Day||9:00 am - 12:30 pm||R: $184 / NR: $201|
|Half Day||1:00-4:30 pm||R: $184 / NR: $201|
(Note: Extended Care is offered only for children enrolled in Camp Capitola)
Weekly: $35 per week
Transport for kids enrolled in Camp & Jr. Guards: If your child is enrolled in both Camp and Junior Guards, and you are unable to transport him or her between the programs, you can enroll him or her in Transport and we will do it for you. At lunch time, staff walk the children between the programs, at Capitola Beach and Jade Street Park, to provide them the opportunity to participate in both programs. If your child is in Guards in the afternoon, pick him or her up at Capitola Beach. If he or she is in Camp in the afternoon, pick him/her up at Jade Street Park. We are not able to transport children to other beaches on competition days; you will have to arrange transportation on those days.
$54 for 1st Session of Guards / $42 for 2nd Session of Guards
*** Camp Capitola registration packets will be available Thurs March 21 ***
TO REGISTER: Registration begins March 25.
Camp is for kids ages 6-11; your child must be 6 years old before the program starts, or entering 1st grade in September. We cannot accept online registration, but you can print and fill out the registration packet and either mail it in to our office (Capitola Recreation, 4400 Jade Street, Capitola, CA., 95010) or bring it in to our office with your payment. Make sure you also print out the Parent Information Packet, and if your child is doing both Camp and Junior Guards and you want us to transport him or her, the Transport Information/Forms (see the Junior Guards page for the forms for that program).
For legal reasons, we must have original forms; please do not fax in forms. Faxed-in forms will be returned to you and your child will not be registered until we receive original forms.
NOTE: Please read our refund policy, and be sure your child wants to attend Camp before signing them up, especially for several sessions. We highly recommend waiting and paying just prior to the start of each session; we will guarantee your child a spot in the program.
*** REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP ***Please realize that the recreation department has to arrange staffing, supplies and equipment needs for the entire summer at the beginning of the summer; refunds can have a significant impact on the program and staff. Please be sure your child wants to attend before signing him or her up. If your child is unsure, please wait to register until later in the summer. Please review the 2013 refund policies outlined below before registering:
CAMP CAPITOLA JUNIOR LEADER PROGRAM
The Camp Capitola Junior Leader Volunteer program is offered for a limited number of teens ages 14-17 who are interested in training to be a Camp Leader when they are older. Under the direction of the Coordinators, Junior Leaders support senior staff with activities and supervision of campers. In addition, Junior Leaders will participate in workshops focused on such topics as: leading Camp activities, working with children, resumé writing, applying and interviewing for jobs, college planning, and leadership. This position is volunteer based; there is no salary or stipend. Junior Leaders 15 years of age and older will receive school credit and certificate of completion through the Regional Occupational Program of the County of Santa Cruz Office of Education, and a letter of recommendation from the staff at the completion of the program.
Junior Leader work-training positions are offered Monday through Friday with a morning shift (8:30 am-12:30 pm) and afternoon shift (12:30-4:30 pm) with at least a two session (4-5 weeks) commitment. Further details about scheduling will be discussed during the interviewing process. All hired Junior Leaders must attend a one-day training the weekend before the program starts. All interested teens should read the position description, print and fill out an application, and submit it to the recreation department office. Interviews will begin in May.
Camp Capitola Junior Leader Position Description
Camp Capitola Junior Leader Application