Kindergarten through sixth grade age students need not be bored this summer, as Oakdale’s Super Summer Camp is once again in session. Hosted each year by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District, the eight-week camp program kicked off its return the week of June 4.
Week two – Take Me Out to the Ballgame – is currently in session. Week three, titled Livin’ on a Spare, begins Monday, June 18 and includes a trip to McHenry Bowl in Modesto.
“Parents can sign up at any time for as many weeks as they want,” stated Armida Colon, Director of State and Federal Programs for the district. “We have the capacity and ability to accommodate as many students as they like.”
Colon also shared the summer camp is staffed by an experienced team from the After School Recreation Program hosted throughout the traditional school year. In past summers, the camp has been hosted at Magnolia Elementary School, yet due to some renovation projects as well as road construction, this year the program is being offered at Fair Oaks Elementary.
Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with extended hours offered from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a nominal additional fee. Weekly camp fees are $110 for the first child in a family and $95 per week for each additional child. Payment is due to the district office by the week prior to camp starting.
Camp fee includes snacks, activities, a weekly field trip as well as trips to the plunge and a camp T-shirt. Each week is built around a theme based on the designated field trip.
“We try to expand and explore new areas each year,” Colon said in relation to enrichment activities, noting that the staff try and stay current with what is piquing student interest.
As for the field trips, through trial and error the experience has been the parents are most pleased with local field trips, versus long day trips to the Bay area. Colon noted a few Bay area trips continue to be part of the Summer Camp itinerary, offering a breadth of variety.
The following are the remaining week themes and field trips scheduled: Week four – Where the Wild Things Are, field trip to Oakland Zoo; Week five – Lights, Camera, Action!, field trip to Galaxy Theater; Week six – Cell-ebrate Science, field trip to Lawrence Hall of Science; Week seven – Sunny Rays Ahead, field trip to Laser Quest and Week eight – Super Summer Send-Off, field trip to Funworks.
For additional information on Oakdale’s Super Summer Camp call 209-848-4884 or visit www.ojusd.org.