The youth of Davis rejoice the coming of summer. Teens often enjoy a substantial increase in the number of available parking spaces downtown. But inevitably, boredom strikes, parents start pulling out their own hair, chaos ensues.... But this can be avoided by enrolling in summer programs. Most are fee-based.

Major Program Providers


The Davis Joint Unified School District offers K-12 summer school not only for remedial courses, but also for additional enrichment ("fun" courses) or to get ahead (especially in math, health and social sciences). Teenagers that meet age and education requirements may also enroll in summer sessions at UCD or Sacramento City College.

  • Peregrine School offers a Kindergarten Kickstarter camp for children entering kindergarten, as well as many camps for kids entering grades 1-6

High-Achieving Programs

General Day Programs

* Rock Band University has summer semesters run through the city

Overnight Excursions

Dance and Performance Programs

Dance Camps & Visual and Performing Arts Camps

  • Dance Daze Davis offers dance camps for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. Dance Daze® Summer Camps are half-day camps, held at El Macero Country Club, with morning and afternoon extended care available.

  • The Muse Company - Performing Arts Camp

    Students will work with professional directors, choreographers, vocal directors and theater professionals to mount a full scale theater production in two weeks! Productions include full sound, lighting, extensive sets, costumes and publicity.

    The camp will conclude in a popular mainstage musical production.

    For More Information visit , or email [email protected]

  • The Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop offers week long dance camps for children, in addition to the young artist camps with experiences in multiple art forms for children. They also offer intensives for the more serious pre-teen and teen dancer in specific technical styles. Visit the web site for more information.
  • Dance Camp at UC Davis-Youth Programs
  • Peregrine School offers a dance camp for children entering grades 4-6 with extended hours available.
  • SynRG- offeres week long dance camps, 2 hours a day 5 days a week. Offering classes in Latin dance, Capoeira, Irish, and a World Dance Series. Spanish Immersion dance offered for pre-kindergarteners. Classes for 5-7 year olds and 8-13 year olds.

Arts and Crafts

  • Craft Center holds week-long kids programs, as well as teen programs that meet for a few hours each week for several weeks
  • Dance Daze Davis offers dance camps for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. Dance Daze® Summer Camps include dance-related art and craft activities for all program participants. Camps are half-days, held at El Macero Country Club, with morning and afternoon extended care available.
  • Davis Art Center provides a range of summer classes and events
  • Dee's Wonderland offers variety of Chinese arts and crafts in our Chinese Immersion preschool and summer camps for incoming 1st to 5th grade students.
  • Peregrine School offers a variety of art and STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math)  hybrid camps for children ages 2-12 with extended hours available.
  • Davis Waldorf School holds week-long kids programs for children ages 3-10.
  • Craft Camps at UC Davis-Youth Programs



Foreign Language and Humanities

  • Dee's Wonderland offers summer Chinese classes for incoming 1st-5th graders and year-round Chinese Immersion preschool for children ages 3-6.
  • Peregrine School offers introductory foreign language camps in Chinese and Spanish for children ages 5-9 and camps in history and literature for children ages 5-14
  • SynRG- Spanish Immersion dance offered for pre-k. 


Also see Youth Sports






  • Peregrine School offers a Ride All Day (RAD) bike camp for children ages 8-13


  • Every summer, Rocknasium hosts a Summer Camp for kids ages 6 to 14. Their summer camp program gives kids a chance to have an awesome week of climbing and climbing related fun in an exciting setting with cool challenges and a group of other fun kids! This summer their theme is Jungle! - your kids can zipline through adventures, explore Amazon heights of climbing and travel safaris while rappelling! Your kids will learn self-confidence, coordination and camaraderie through the thrill and challenge of rock climbing.



  • All-inclusive Paintball Summer Camp held at Davis Paintball. Get kids off the couch and out to their fun playing fields! Paintball Camp features detailed safety instructions and use of equipment, structured target shooting, action-packed paintball games, and a fun and interactive way to exercise, socialize, and have fun!


Other Summer Deals

  • The Davis Public Library has a summer reading program every summer. Usually there are two programs: one for Kindergarten through sixth graders, the other for 7th through 12th graders.
  • Yolobus offers a "Summer Sizzler" bus pass for youth under age 18, valid from June 1st through August 31, for only $30. Without the pass, youth pay $.50 per ride, and ride for free on Spare the Air days

Programs for young children

Many summer programs are for school-age children. Please share your ideas about summer activities for younger children.

  • Swim Lessons at UC Davis-Youth Programs and City of Davis
  • Camps at Explorit for children 4 and older
  • Camps for 4- and 5-year-olds through UC Davis-Youth Programs
  • Dance Daze Davis offers a program called Dance Daze® Mini-Camp, which is a 3-day camp for children between the ages of 3 and 6 years. Children explore movement and learn fun choreography, while also making dance-related crafts and participating in engaging activities with their peers.
  • Goal Getters indoor soccer
  • Rising Suns Children's Program at the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center welcomes children of all ages and their parents. Sunday mornings 8:45 - 10:15.
  • Summer Programs at the Davis Art Center for children 4 and older
  • Art programs at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento (ongoing programs include Baby Loves Art, Artful Tot, Wee Wednesdays, and Family Fridays)
  • Art camps at ArtBeast in Sacramento for children 4-7
  • Story time and play time at the library
  • Munchkin Mondays at Sky High Sports: jump on trampolines for 2 hours, $5 for kids 6 and younger


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