Summer Splash Day Camp

Kids at summer camp

Jump into the summer and make a splash with us at Summer Splash Day Camp.

Santa Ana Parks & Recreation staff hosts this summer youth program for ages 6-12 years at El Salvador Center, Jerome Center, and Salgado Center. This program strives to foster personal growth for youth by providing safe, enjoyable, and engaging outdoor activities. Participants can look forward to games, group activities, swim lessons, recreational swim time, lunch provided by the Santa Ana Unified School District, and exciting weekly off-site excursions!

Look forward to 10 fun-filled weeks, each with a different theme. The weekly fee is inclusive of all activities, lunch, and an excursion. Campers will be on-site Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Thursdays will be off-site excursion days. One shirt per participant is included at initial registration for the duration of the summer. Additional shirts may be purchased on-site while supplies last. We kindly ask that all happy campers bring a water bottle and snack each day, and be prepared to wear the camp shirts on Thursdays for the planned excursions.

2024 Summer Splash Day Camp pricing:

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  • Residents weekly fee: $115
    • Resident sibling rate (per additional family participant): $73
  • Non-residents weekly fee: $135
    • Non-resident sibling rate (per additional family participant): $93

Weekly themes  and excursions for 2024 Summer Splash Camp from June 3 - August 9:

  • Week 1 (June 3 - June 7): Swimming Into Summer
    • Thursday excursion: Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Week 2 (June 10 - June 14): Wild West
    • Thursday excursion: Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Week 3 (June 17 - June 21): Moovin’ & Groovin’
    • Thursday excursion: Urban Air Adventure Park
  • Week 4 (June 24 - June 28): Dinosaur Adventures
    • Thursday excursion: Wild Rivers
  • Week 5 (July 1 - July 3): Summer Safari
    • No camp on Thursday, July 4th & Friday, July 5th
    • Wednesday excursion: Santa Ana Zoo
  • Week 6 (July 8 - July 12): Knights, Princesses, & Dragons
    • Thursday excursion: Medieval Times
  • Week 7 (July 15 - July 19): Ooey-Gooey Science
    • Thursday excursion: California Science Center
  • Week 8 (July 22 - July 26): Olympic Games
    • Thursday excursion: Newport Harbor Whale Watching
  • Week 9 (July 29 - August 2): Mermaids and Pirates
    • Thursday excursion: Bolsa Chica State Beach
  • Week 10 (August 5 - August 9): Spirit Week
    • Thursday excursion: Knott’s Soak City

All excursions with transportation are included in the weekly camp fee for each participant. No guardians will be permitted on the excursions with the camp groups.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)?

  • What is the "splash" part of camp?
    • Swimming lessons are provided Monday - Wednesday as a part of the camp for all participants. American Red Cross Learn to Swim classes will be provided by City Aquatics staff to all campers based on age and ability.
    • Open recreation swim will be provided on Mondays and Wednesdays.
    • Participants are required Monday - Wednesday to bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Rash guards and goggles are optional. No floatation devices or swim masks with nose coverage are permitted in the pools.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    • Cancellations are permitted one week prior to the first day of each camp. Refunds will be issued, minus a $17 administrative fee as long as staff are notified with at least one-week notice.
  • How can I meet the staff and ask questions about the program?
    • A mandatory parent orientation will be held from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on:
      • Tuesday 5/7 at the Jerome Center
      • Wednesday 5/8 at the Salgado Center
      • Thursday 5/9 at the El Salvador Center
    • Parents are encouraged to go to the site where they are registered for camp but can attend any location for the orientation. Please contact your center location for more information regarding requirements and materials.
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