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Spring Camps
are happening!

Camp Dates:
Presidents Day / Break Days -
February 12, 16, 19

Week 1: March 25-29
Week 2: April 1-5
 

Summer is back and better than ever! - Scholarships are available!

  • Kroc Family Memberships - Registration begins Monday, February 26
  • 2023 Camp Kroc Participants - Registration begins on Monday, March 4
  • General Public - Registration begins on Monday, March 11

Camp Kroc is bringing the fun back to summer.  We provide working parents with a safe & caring camp experience where their kids will meet new friends, discover new hobbies and talents, and will come home each day happy and engaged.

If a camp is SOLD OUT, email [email protected] with your child's name, birthday, and which camp you would like to be added to a wait list.

* You must remain a member through August 2024 to receive a discount. If you cancel membership during the summer camp period, you will be charged the difference. 

SUMMER 2024 CAMP KROC SCHEDULE

SUMMER 2024 CAMP KROC REGISTRATION FORM

Kroc Adventures
WEEKS 1 –10 | ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A MORNING SNACK, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON SNACK


Pee Wee Camp
A great first camp for your little one! Pee Wee Camp focuses on sharpening motor skills and improving group interactions. This is the third year the Kroc Center will ALSO have Pee Wee Specialty Camps. For more information about these camps, see below. 

AGES 4 - 5 • WEEKS: 1 – 10
Daily activities may include: swimming, traditional sports, arts & crafts, rock climbing, and ice skating. Pee Wee campers must be potty trained.
Note: Pee Wee campers have the opportunity to swim twice each week. Only flotation devices approved by the U.S. Coast Guard are permitted. The Kroc Center can also provide life jackets. Parents may not attend camp with Pee Wees.

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Kroc Adventures
AGES 6 - 7 • AGES 7 - 8 • AGES 8 - 9 • AGES 9 - 10 • AGES 11 - 14
WEEKS: 1 – 10

Perfect for any camper! Kroc Adventures is our traditional day camp that is divided by age-appropriate groups. Kroc Adventures explores the unique Kroc Center campus and offers a variety of age-appropriate activities.

Daily activities may include: swimming, traditional sports, ice skating, STEM projects, climbing tower and arts & crafts. Please indicate the age Kroc Adventures camp in which your child will enroll (for instance, a seven-year-old can be in KA 6-7 or KA 7-8).

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Swim Camp
AGES 6 – 14 • WEEKS 1 – 9
Campers will spend time in the water and learn fundamental skills.
SWIM: Campers will get to spend summer vacation in the water by participating in a 40-minute daily lesson from certified instructors, as well as additional recreation swim time. Build skills in general water safety, kicking, floating, and more. Proper technique and fun are the cornerstones of the Kroc Center Swim Camp programs. All skill levels welcome. 

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Pee Wee Specialty Camps
FOR AGES 4–5  | ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A MORNING SNACK, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON SNACK

Our classic Pee Wee Camp taken to the next level! Campers will spend the mornings focusing on a fun and educational topic sure to entertain little inquisitive minds.

Pee Wee Superheroes
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 1 (JUNE 10-14)
Transform into your favorite superhero for a week of SUPER fun!

Pee Wee Dragons, Fairies and Knights
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 2 (JUNE 17-21)
A week of imagination of fierce dragons, magical fairies, and brave knights.

Pee Wee Bugs and Butterflies
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 3 (JUNE 24-28)
A week of insect exploration and fun!


Pee Wee Dino Adventures
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 4 (JULY 1-3: PRORATED)
Jump into the Jurassic period for a week of prehistoric fun!

Pee Wee Wish Upon a Star
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 5 (JULY 8-12)
This whimsical Disney fairytale camp blends storytelling and art for a magical experience

Pee Wee Animal Adventures
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 6 (JULY 15-19)
A roaring week full of fun with animal friends & activities


Pee Wee Super Scientists
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 7 (JULY 22-26)
Let’s explore the world through creative and fun hands-on science experiments!

Pee Wee Dance it Out
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 8 (JULY 29 - AUGUST 2) 
Dance into summer & make new friends!

Pee Wee Under the Sea
AGES 4-5 • WEEK 9 (AUGUST 5-9)
Explore the oceans and their amazing animal life through creative crafts & experiments

STEAM Camps
FOR AGES 6–14  | ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A MORNING SNACK, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON SNACK

Camp Kroc’s STEAM camps for kids are fun, interactive, and affordable!  The Kroc Center is your place for fun science camps each summer. Our experienced teachers guide kids ages 6 to 14 through hands-on experiments and activities that teach the scientific method and encourage their curiosity. Kids at our camp develop social skills spending time with new people and asking questions about the new concepts they explore. 

Animal Adventures 
AGES 6-10 • WEEK 1 (JUNE 10-14)
A roaring week full of fun with animal friends & activities

Edible Science 
AGES 6-12 • WEEK 2 (JUNE 17-21)
Science is more fun when you can eat the results

LEGO® Robotics
AGES 9-14 • WEEK 3 (JUNE 24-28)
Exploring the world of coding & robotics through LEGO® Spike Prime & EV3 Mindstorms

Science Rocks! 
AGES 6-10 • WEEK 4 (JULY 1-3: PRORATED)
Bring on the volcanoes, geodes, crystals and more in this fun new geology focused camp!

First Responders Academy
AGES 6 – 10  •  WEEK 5 (JULY 8-12)
Campers will become Jr. Police officers and Emergency Responders for the week while learning from local Police, EMTs and Firefighters!

 

Zoology - NEW!
AGES 9-14 • WEEK 6 (JULY 15-19)
Immerse your child in the fascinating world of animals as they get up close and personal with a variety of cool creatures. Our expert instructors will guide campers through an exploration of animal adaptations, habitats, biomes, and the art of animal care and husbandry. This hands-on experience is designed not just to educate but to ignite a passion for the animal kingdom. From furry mammals to slithering reptiles, your camper will discover the wonders of the natural world in a safe and educational environment.

LEGO® Robotics Jr. 
AGES 6-9 • WEEK 7 (JULY 22-26)  
Exploring the world of coding & robotics through LEGO® Spike Essentials
 

EXTREME STEAM - NEW!
AGES 6-11 • WEEK 8 (JULY 29 - AUGUST 2)
Inspiring the next generation of scientists, the Kroc Center wants to build on children’s innate desire for answers by exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts. Campers will discover how things work, build their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learn math and science in a positive environment. STEAM challenges will be completed each day in a fun, hands-on way! This class is primarily focused on engineering small machines that MOVE!

Crazy Chemistry - NEW!
AGES 6-10 • WEEK 9 (AUGUST 5-9)
Prepare for an explosive and mesmerizing adventure at Camp Kroc with our newest offering, Crazy Chemistry! This dynamic camp is designed to captivate young minds with a series of fun, messy, and jaw-dropping experiments all centered around the thrilling world of chemical reactions. From colorful eruptions to mysterious transformations, campers will dive into a hands-on experience that blends learning with excitement. Our expert instructors will guide participants through a series of wow-factor experiments, sparking curiosity and a love for science.

 

Sports Camps
FOR AGES 6–14  | ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A MORNING SNACK, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON SNACK

Campers enrolled in Sports Camps will spend up to three hours per day focusing on skills, practice and play of the particular sport. The remainder of the day will be spent exploring other activities at the Kroc Center, which may include: field games, arts & crafts, swimming, and rock climbing. Many Sports Camps have Friday games or performances for family and friends. Game and performance times will be noted on the weekly schedule and will take approximately 30 minutes. 

 

Basketball
AGES 9 – 14 • WEEK 2 (JUNE 17-21)
Campers will develop skills and teamwork lessons through drills, practice, and scrimmages led by experienced coaching staff

Pickleball - NEW!
AGES 9-14 • WEEK 3 (JUNE 24-28)
Imagine a camp where your child not only learns the ins and outs of the fastest-growing sport in America but also hones their skills, makes new friends, and stays active all summer long. Our expert instructors will guide campers through the fundamentals of pickleball, from mastering the paddle to strategizing the perfect shot. With a focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and, of course, lots of pickleball action, this camp promises to be a smash hit. Give your child the opportunity to discover the joy of pickleball, build confidence on the court, and create lasting memories at Camp Kroc's Pickleball camp – where the love for the game meets the thrill of summer adventure!

Lacrosse
AGES 9 – 14 • WEEK 4 (JULY 1-3: PRORATED)
Throughout the camp, participants can expect a comprehensive learning experience that covers essential aspects of the sport. From mastering fundamental skills like cradling, passing, and shooting to honing strategic plays and defensive techniques, the camp provides a well-rounded curriculum.

Basketball JR
AGES 6 – 9 • WEEK 5 (JULY 8-12)
Campers will develop skills and teamwork lessons through drills, practice, and scrimmages led by experienced coaching staff

Volleyball
AGES 9 – 14 • WEEK 6 (JULY 15-19)
Come elevate your game by learning new skills with our experienced coaches

Ice Hockey
AGES 7-9 & 10-14 • WEEK 7 (JULY 22-26)
Campers will learn skills, teamwork, and focus on spiritual development taught by professional hockey coaches from Hockey Ministries International! *Must have experience and equipment

Intro to Ice Skating $280
AGES 6 – 8  & 9 – 14  •   WEEK 8 (JULY 29 - AUGUST 2)
Campers will learn basic ice skating techniques & skills while having a blast

Basketball
AGES 9 – 14 • WEEK 9 (AUGUST 5-9)
Campers will develop skills and teamwork lessons through drills, practice, and scrimmages led by experienced coaching staff

 

Arts Camps
FOR AGES 6–14  | ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A MORNING SNACK AND LUNCH

Campers can stretch their imaginations, unleash their inner artist, and explore their creativity in our Creative & Performing Arts Program. Learn something completely new like drama, culinary arts or jewelry making, or whatever your child loves to do! 


 

Paint Splats
AGES 6-10 • WEEK 2 (JUNE 17-21)
Experiment with various paints and mediums to create fun & messy art projects

Kroc Runway - NEW! 
AGES 7-11 • WEEK 3 (JUNE 24-28)
Camp Kroc Summer 2024 is thrilled to introduce an exciting and innovative addition to its array of camp offerings: Kroc Runway, a captivating fashion camp! From sketching to sewing, campers will receive guidance from our creative team, fostering both artistic expression and technical skills. With runway shows, design challenges, and a focus on inclusivity, Kroc Runway is where young fashion enthusiasts can strut their stuff and showcase their creativity in a supportive and vibrant camp environment.

Tik Tok Dance - NEW!
AGES 9 – 14 • WEEK 4 (JULY 1-3: Prorated)
This camp is perfect for young movers and shakers who are passionate about the latest dance crazes. From viral challenges to catchy choreography, campers will groove to the beats and enhance their dance skills in a fun and energetic atmosphere. It's important to note that all dance videos created during the camp will be kept private, ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. Camp Kroc's TikTok Dance camp is the ultimate opportunity for young dance enthusiasts to stay on trend, express themselves through movement, and have a blast while doing it.

Mixed Media Mania - NEW!
AGES 8-14 • WEEK 5 (JULY 8-12)
This dynamic camp is crafted to provide campers with a multifaceted artistic experience, dedicating each day to a different medium, including painting, pastels, clay, jewelry making, and sketching/drawing. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their creative instincts and hone their skills in various artistic disciplines, guided by experienced and passionate instructors. Mixed Media Mania aims to foster a love for creativity and experimentation, encouraging campers to discover their unique artistic voice.

LEGO-Mation 
AGES 6 – 10 • WEEK 6 (JULY 15-19)
Create your very own Lego Movie through stop animation!

Drama Camp  *Two Week Camp!
“The Aristocats”
AGES 7 – 14 • WEEK 7 & 8 (JULY 22 – AUGUST 2)
Dive into the enchanting world of theater at the drama camp, where participants will embark on a captivating journey bringing Disney's "The Aristocats" to life. This unique experience offers budding actors the chance to explore their creativity and stage presence through the whimsical tale of Duchess and her aristocratic feline friends. From rehearsing lively musical numbers to delving into character development and stagecraft, the camp provides a holistic theatrical education. Under the guidance of seasoned drama instructors, participants not only refine their acting skills but also build confidence, teamwork, and a genuine love for the performing arts. 

Spa & Wellness 
AGES 10 – 14 • WEEK 9 (AUGUST 5-9)
Escape to spa and wellness camp to pamper yourself and learn about self-care

Creative Camps
FOR AGES 6–14  | ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A MORNING SNACK AND LUNCH 

 

Wizarding World 
AGES 8 – 12 • WEEK 2 (JUNE 17-21)
Escape into the magical world of Harry Potter with themed crafts, games, experiments, and even Quidditch!

Kroc Sous Chefs 
AGES 6 – 9 • WEEK 3 (JUNE 24-28)
Campers will discover their inner chef with cooking and plating techniques along with kitchen safety

Pokémon
AGES 7-11 • WEEK 4 (JULY 1-3 PRORATED)
Come learn to play this popular card game, as well as many other fun tabletop and board games

 

Camp Halfblood - NEW! 
AGES 8-12 • WEEK 5 (JULY 8-12)
Embark on an epic journey into the mythical world of Percy Jackson at Camp Kroc's extraordinary "Camp Half Blood" experience! Inspired by the beloved novels, this camp offers young demigods a chance to immerse themselves in the thrilling adventures of Percy and his friends. Expert counselors, well-versed in the lore of the Percy Jackson series, will guide participants through quests, challenges, and activities that bring the books to life. Enroll your young hero in this unique and unforgettable camp, where they will forge friendships, unlock their inner demigod, and embark on a summer filled with mythic wonders and unforgettable quests!

Mario Madness 
AGES 8-12 • WEEK 6 (JULY 15-19)
Explore the world of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach & more with themed crafts, games, & activities

Food Truck Showdown - NEW! 
AGES 10-14 • WEEK 7 (JULY 22-26)
In this flavorful adventure, young chefs will step into the exciting world of food trucks, becoming the masterminds behind their very own mobile eateries. From dreaming up imaginative food truck themes to designing scrumptious menus, campers will unleash their inner culinary artists. Each day will bring a new culinary challenge, from crafting delectable dishes to experimenting with unique flavors. No need to worry about competition – it's all about the joy of cooking, tasting, and sharing delightful treats with fellow campers. The week culminates in a Food Truck Fiesta, where everyone gets to savor the mouthwatering creations.

In a Galaxy Far, Far, Away $295 
AGES 6 – 11 • WEEK 8 (JULY 29 - AUGUST 2)
Explore the galaxy and beyond to become a true Jedi Master in this Star Wars themed space camp!

 

 

Safety is our top priority 

Health & wellness is more important to our camp families than ever before. The Kroc Center is committed to providing a fun, active, engaging, and safe camp experience for your child. This year, you will see a few changes to how camp operates, in order to ensure the safety of campers and staff

 

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Regular Camp Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Drop Off: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Monday - Friday
Pick Up: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
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Hello from the Youth Development Director

Molly Dillon /
Youth Development Director

My name is Molly and I am the Day Camp Manager here at the San Diego Kroc Center. First, thank you so much for choosing Camp Kroc and for trusting us to take care of your children. I am so excited to see some familiar faces as well as meet some new friends this summer! As the daughter of two elementary school teachers, I grew up immersed in the world of youth development. I have spent over 16 years working in child & youth development programs including day camp, overnight camp, licensed childcare, enrichment programs, family camping, and outdoor science school. I graduated from Michigan State University (GO SPARTANS!) and am extremely passionate about spending time with family, outdoor recreation, STEM learning, reading, and performing arts!

I couldn’t be more excited to work with your campers here at the Kroc Center this summer! I am also very proud to announce that we have added 20 fun and exciting new camps for your children to enjoy. We can’t wait to see your children at camp!

 

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What is ACA Accreditation?
ACA is an acronym for the American Camp Association. The ACA has developed a rigorous and in-depth set of standards affecting camp operations, staffing, programming, and safety procedures. Camps that meet these criteria are awarded an ACA Accreditation. We are proud to be an ACA Accredited Day Camp, providing a safe and enriching experience for our campers.



Praesidium, Inc
The Salvation Army Kroc Center has been awarded Praesidium Accreditation by Praesidium, Inc., the leader in abuse risk management. Praesidium Accreditation is a prestigious honor that publicly demonstrates the organization has worked to achieve the highest industry standards in abuse prevention. To attain accreditation, The Salvation Army Kroc Center underwent a rigorous risk assessment to review and scrutinize eight primary operational areas within their business including: policies, screening and selection, training, monitoring and supervision, consumer participation, feedback systems,

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Best Camp ever!!!
 

We sent our daughter to Wizarding World camp this summer, and even though it was cut short due to covid, it was the BEST three days of camp ever! We have gone to the YMCA, city recreation centers, private school camps, and girl scouts, and this was by far her favorite experience! After Harry Potter camp, we signed her up for three more weeks of camp with you. She was sad she couldn’t come every week. We will definitely purchase camps sooner next year so she doesn’t miss out!

  This was our first summer sending our kids to Camp Kroc, and we LOVED it!

"Your counselors are so friendly and welcoming and were very positive mentors for our kids. We can’t thank you enough for amazing and safe experience you provided. We will be back this fall!"

"We sent our daughter to Wizarding World camp this summer, and even though it was cut short due to covid, it was the BEST three days of camp ever! We have gone to the YMCA, city recreation centers, private school camps, and girl scouts, and this was by far her favorite experience! After Harry Potter camp, we signed her up for three more weeks of camp with you. She was sad she couldn’t come every week. We will definitely purchase camps sooner next year so she doesn’t miss out!

Camp Kroc Rocks!

My daughter is very shy and hesitant to try new things. Every day when we picked her up from camp, she did not want to leave. She made so many friends, loved her counselors, and tried so many activities for the first time. She tried ice skating and rock climbing for the first time at your camp and wants to come back to the Kroc Center to keep skating and climbing. Thank you for helping her come out of her shell

 "We love you guys and all you do to keep our kids safe, happy and healthy!"


 

Thank you for everything you do at the Kroc Center! We come for day camps, swim lessons, sports, and both kids grew up at your preschool. Thank you for helping us raise our children!”


 

My son LOVES swimming and ice skating at the Kroc camps! He always looks forward to camp in the summer.”

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