Chatsworth Hills Academy’s Summer Adventures Program is a truly unique and special experience. Where else can campers explore their natural surroundings and the local history of the region without having to step outside their 16-acre camp grounds? Campers at CHA’s Summer Adventures Program learn about and feel the inclusive strength of being a part of the Tribes program. This program teaches campers how to respect each other, include everyone, and work effectively together. Certified teachers and qualified instructors, assisted by outstanding young people, guide the campers through the program. The activities are structured around a weekly engaging theme that provides campers with a well-balanced program. There are lots of rich and varied activities, including swimming, hiking, archery, archaeology, athletics, music and movement, drama, arts and crafts, science, nature, recreational games, and technology. This year, to improve convenience to our families, we are offering the program on a week-to-week basis. Families may freely select the weeks they want to attend.
Chatsworth Hills Academy provides a traditional Summer Day Camp feeling that harkens back to the good old days when campers got their knees dirty outside.
Our enthusiastic camp staff will get to know your children and guide their participation in the activities so that they get the very most out of their summer camp experience intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Friendship and teamwork are intrinsic to our program, and fun is what it is all about. Chatsworth Hills Academy’s program will create lasting summer memories and lifelong friendships for your child.
Our youngest campers (ages 2 through 4) will enjoy days filled with age-appropriate activities designed to allow them to experiment and explore. Led by CHA Early Childhood teachers in our self-contained preschool classrooms and playground, the preschool campers engage in swimming, water play, arts & crafts, music, cooking, hikes, story time, gardening, animal care, and more. The nurturing staff meet each camper’s needs with kindness, patience, and respect, and encourage the development of these traits in the campers, too. Opening and Closing Circle times create a sense of community for campers and foster friendships. Please note that preschool campers must be toilet trained.
Campers entering grades K-8 will make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime! Guided by experienced CHA camp counselors, campers in multi-age groups (grades K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th) participate in a rich slate of activities that engage mind and body, including swimming, hiking, archery, athletics, archaeology, music, drama, arts & crafts, rec games, nature, science, iMovie making and computers. Our activities are designed to promote self-confidence, positive social attitude, and teamwork. Weekly theme and special activity days round out the camp experience.
The Leadership Academy is designed for CHA students and graduates entering grades 6-9 who are looking for an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills while having fun at camp! Leadership Academy participants will learn the basics of being a camp counselor while working with our preschool campers or K-5 campers as leaders of camp games, sing-alongs, and activities. Leadership Academy students will play the role of camper buddies as they help our younger campers adjust to the camp routines, feel comfortable, make friends, and most of all, have fun! Candidates are required to complete a special application and participate in an interview with the Camp Director prior to acceptance into the Leadership Academy program. Commitment to 3 full consecutive weeks is required. Space is limited.
A Day At CHA's Summer Adventures
8:00 a.m. Extended Day Care Begins
8:30 a.m. Carpool Begins
9:00 a.m. Camp Begins, Opening Circle
9:30 a.m. Morning Activities Begin
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities Begin
2:30 p.m. Closing Circle
3:00 p.m. Camp Ends, Extended Day Care Begins
5:00 p.m. Extended Day Care Ends
Themes and Events
Special themes are planned throughout the eight-week camp season to enrich the campers’ experiences and create special fun-filled memories. Themes include art, drama & creative arts, sports & recreational games, science, and STEM.
Wednesday Spirit Days
Wednesdays are special dress-up days at camp. Campers and staff are encouraged to dress for the appropriate theme: Western , Hawaiian, Decades, Red/White/Blue, Super Hero, Sports, Disney, and Color Team Days.
Two Travel Days-July 7 & August 4
Our campers in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to travel on two special days this summer: one day to Disneyland, and another to Knott’s Berry Farm. For younger campers and those who choose not to travel, our regular camp will still take place on campus. Register during camp.
Movie Under the Stars – July 28
What’s camp without enjoying an evening under the stars? July 28 will be a “Parents’ Night Out” when campers entering Kindergarten and older will enjoy dinner, games, and a movie in our outdoor amphitheater while parents take advantage of the babysitting! An additional $50 fee applies.
What To Wear And Bring
Campers should wear informal, comfortable clothing suitable for summer weather and camp activities.
Each camper will be assigned an area for his/her belongings, and items such as sunscreen or hoodies may be left at camp. Wet swimsuits and towels MUST be taken home at the end of each camp day. Please label all items brought to camp with your child’s name.
Campers are required to bring the following items:
- sweatshirt or sweater
- smock or large shirt for arts & crafts activities
- reusable water bottle
- blanket (preschool campers only)
- water shoes (preschool campers only)
- change of clothes (preschool campers only)
Lunch and Snack
Campers may pack a bagged lunch if they wish, or they may purchase a well balanced, nutritious lunch. The menu is varied and includes a beverage. A printed menu of the daily lunch choices will be sent home to each registered camper with all pre-camp information.
A snack is provided in the preschool program. K-8 campers may bring a snack if desired.
A Camper Information Form is required for each camper prior to his or her participation in camp. For campers who are not current CHA students, a brief health record will be required as well.
A non-refundable reservation deposit of 50% is due with the registration contract by June 1 and is applied toward Camp tuition. The remaining balance must be paid in full no later than the Friday before camp attendance.
Camp is offered in eight one-week sessions, June 19 through August 11, 2017. There is no camp on Tuesday, July 4. Campers may sign up for two, three, four, or five days per week.
Extended Day Care:
Free from 8:00-9:00 a.m.; $10 per hour from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Travel Days (grades 3-8):
Disneyland (July 7); Knott’s Berry Farm(Aug. 4): Cost TBA
Campers entering grades 6-9 must commit to attending 3 full consecutive weeks. Cost is $300 for a 3-week session.
See the Registration Form for full details.