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Summer Camp Package

Our summer programs offer a package option that will give additional discounts for those families looking to spend an extended amount of time with us during the summer. You may add additional weeks of summer camp for those weeks outside of the 5-Week package. See camp calendar under Summer Camp section.  

Looking for more flexibility? Scroll to see the weekly summer camp and enrichment program options. 

Students are placed into the grade level they are going into in the Fall.

International Students that are not English proficient at their current grade level should not enroll in the package programs.  Please see our International Programs or Summer Camp program. 

5-Week Camp Package

Grades K-5
June 22 - July 24, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hills Campus

North Tustin Campus

Historic Anaheim Campus

San Juan Capistrano Campus

Includes morning summer school (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) + afternoon summer camp (Monday - Thursday, 12:00 - 4:00 PM) + full day Friday field trips. Also, includes complimentary extended care from 7:00 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

9-Week Full Summer Package


Grades K-5
June 8 - August 7, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hills Campus

Historic Anaheim Campus

North Tustin Campus

Includes Week 1 & 2 (June 8-19) Full Day Camp + 5-Week School & Afternoon Camp Package (June 22 - July 24) + Week 8 & 9 (July 27-August 7). Also, includes complimentary extended care from 7:00 - 8:30 AM & 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Summer School Programs

For three and a half hours each day, Fairmont teachers focus on the skills most important to lifelong academic success: reading, writing, and mathematics. Part of each day is devoted to group work and learning stations. Teachers meet with small groups to differentiate and individualize the learning experience. When students are not working with the teacher in their small group, they rotate among a variety of learning stations that reinforce the daily lessons, promote independence, and encourage problem-solving. Students will be assessed on the first few days of the program to determine summer placement.

Students are placed into the grade level they are going into in the Fall.

Please note: K-8th Grade Summer School program will be Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-12:00pm starting June 22 - July 23.  

International Students that are not English proficient at their current grade level should not enroll in this program.

Elementary Summer School


Grades K-5
June 22 - July 23 (5 weeks) 
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus
Historic Anaheim Campus
North Tustin Campus

Summer School Highlights

  • Reading & Phonics: vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking through the Treasures reading series
  • Writing Workshop: creative thinking, composition, spelling, penmanship, grammar, and syntax
  • Math: problem solving, basic concepts, and skill reinforcement 

Students will be assessed during the first few days of the program to determine areas of focus for the summer.

Weekly Summer Camp Programs

Come for a week, or the entire summer! Campers enjoy academic and enrichment activities each fun-packed themed week. Each week of camp is unique to keep your child engaged throughout the summer. Fairmont offers morning, afternoon, and full-day camp options.

Campers are placed into camp groups based on Fall grade level.

*If your child is going into 6th grade in Fall 2020, they will need to enroll in our Elementary Summer Camp.

Elementary Summer Camp (K-6)


Grades K-6

Weekly from June 8 - August 7

San Juan Capistrano: June 22 - August 7

Full Day 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Morning 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Afternoon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Full Day: $375/week
Morning Camp Only + Friday Field Trip: $295/week
Afternoon Camp Only + Friday Field Trip: $295/week
Anaheim Hills Campus
Historic Anaheim Campus
North Tustin Campus


Enrichment Programs

We partner with Fairmont teachers and local educational service providers to offer specialized workshops. Fairmont’s fun line up of classes are taught with a creative, hands-on approach and individualized instruction on subjects that pique students curiosity and interests. Workshops will vary by campus and date.


Writing Workshop- Anaheim Hills


Grades 3-5

June 15 - June 25 (2 weeks)

Monday - Thursday, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hills Campus

Writers and non-writers unite! Have you ever thought about a cool story and couldn't figure out how to put it together on paper? Have you ever experienced something and couldn't quite describe it well? Students will engage in a 2-week process to conceptualize, plan, draft, publish, and illustrate completed works of literary art! We will be diving into different stories, learning about the writing styles of different authors, and scavenging the treasure troves of word choice to expand our schema of words. Critical thinking, problem solving, perspective shifts, and research skills are just a few of the concepts that we will be learning more about and intertwining throughout these two weeks!

Writing Workshop - North Tustin
Grades 3-4
TBA (2 weeks)
Monday – Thursday, 1:00PM – 4:00 PM
North Tustin
  • Defining features of specific genres of writing such as creative/narrative, persuasive, and response-to-literature
  • The individual stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing
  • Essential questions for authors who write with purpose and intent
  • Writing mechanics, particularly in terms of idea, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, and voice
Academic Chess Camp
Grades K-6

North Tustin: June 8 - 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Anaheim Hills: June 15 - 18
, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim Hills: July 27 - 30, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Historic Anaheim: June 22 - 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday - Thursday

Anaheim Hills Campus
Historic Anaheim Campus
North Tustin Campus

We teach life strategies through chess! This engaging and exciting chess camp is an opportunity for your child to learn a game that is played all over the world while improving their critical thinking skills, focus, and sportsmanship. Students will get interesting, story-based chess lessons each day, along with dynamic outside and inside activities with our giant chess pieces that reinforce the lessons! The camp includes daily chess strategy & tactics lessons for all levels, a chess tournament with trophies and prizes, our Academic Chess workbook, and much more!

Math Masters - Anaheim Hills


Grades 3-5
July 13 - July 23 (2 weeks)
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus
Help strengthen your math fact foundation in this newly restructured Math Workshop. This summer, we will build mental math confidence and skills to become more fluent with multiplication and division facts, and master the key concepts that are crucial for long-term math success. Prepare for multiplication battleship and beyond!
Middle School Algebra I Review Course


Grades 7-8
June 15 - July 23 (6 weeks)
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus

This course is designed for students who took Algebra I
during the school year and need to remediate and students
who have not taken Algebra I before as a preview of Algebra.
The class may not be used for advancement purposes. This
class will cover the scope and sequence of Algebra I and will
not be equivalent to a full school year of curriculum.

Science & Engineering

Robot Island & Movie Makers Science Camp w/ Destination Science
Grades K-6
Anaheim Hills: July 27 - July 31 
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Anaheim Hills

Make motorized Bots to conquer challenges & uncover the science behind making animated movies. Welcome to Robot Island where curious minds transform the island into a science fun park for Robotic adventures! Build motorized Bots and use the engineering design process to create traffic lights, mini robots, and fun gravity-powered mazes! Crete the next box office smash-based on science! We'll explore animated movie making and take home our own movie making kit!

Play space Engineering & Spy-Tech Science Camp w/ Destination Science
Grades K-6

August 3 - 7

Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus


Construct a solar powered playground & use Science Detective skills to solve a mystery. Warning: Engineers at Play! Design & build your own eco-friendly, solar powered & motorized playspace, complete with a water slide, swings, a merry-go-round and a vibrating sled ride. Help our team solve the mystery using fingerprints, chemistry & DNA testing. Build and take home spy tech tools like a lie detector, a DIY electronic spy hat, walkie talkies, and more.



STEAM Inventors & Anti-Gravity Racers Science Camp w/ Destination Science



Grades K-6
 August 10 - 14
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus


Invent using a S.T.E.A.M. machine & explore physics with your own Anti-Gravity Racer. Join the STEAM Dream Team! Harness the power of STEAM with science, technology, engineering, art and math to combine it all to master your own amazing Oonie Maker Machine. Spark curiosity with the force of air-power, stretchy polymer technology, structural engineering crazy catapults, artistic color theory and math gaming. Uncover invisible radio waves and vacuum power with your wall climbing RC Anti-Gravity Racer!

Architecture Academy by Parker Anderson


Grades K-6
Anaheim Hills: June 22 - 25
Historic Anaheim: June 15 - 18
Monday - Thursday, Anaheim Hills: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Historic Anaheim: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus
Historic Anaheim Campus

Part math, part science, and part art, this architecture class has it all! Using assorted architectural & bridge building model sets along with a variety of other materials, this class teachers basic drafting, scale, symmetry, and proportion. Students will build models of iconic landmakrs around the world and learn about famous architects from past to present.

Young Doctors with Coach Joel
Grades K-5
Anaheim Hills: July 27 - 30
North Tustin: August 3 - August 6
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus
North Tustin Campus

What’s up Doc? Making your very own brain, that’s what! This class teaches students about the circulatory, skeletal, respiratory and integumentary systems. We’ll review basic first aid and teach your child to take blood pressure readings. We will also make fake wounds that YOUNG DOCTORS love to treat!

TechKidz: Coding Wizards


Grades 1-6
June 15 - June 18, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 27 - 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday - Thursday
Anaheim Hills Campus

Create your own animations, programs, and games with MIT's scratch software! Computer programming helps with brain development, math skills, and logic, not to mention, it's tons of fun! (Because this class uses an online scratch website, it requires either access to the site's WiFi or computer lab.

Remote Control Mania with LEGOS by Bricks 4 Kidz
Grades K-3

Historic Anaheim: June 8 - 11

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Historic Anaheim Campus 

Making it move is the name of the game at this exciting camp! Campers will love to see their creations in motion using LEGO® wireless remote controls. Each day, campers will use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more. As they enjoy the fun of building, campers will understand the basic working principles of many ingenious devices that are part of our everyday lives. Campers will also learn how to magnify, diminish and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and in different directions. This camp is loads of fun and learning for budding builders. Please bring a snack and drink. All campers receive a Camp T-Shirt, Lanyard, Certificate of Achievement, and a Customized LEGO® Minifigure!

Galaxy Far Away with LEGOS by Bricks 4 Kidz


Grades K-3
 August 3 - 6
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus

Inspired by NASA and Star Wars®, our Galaxy Far Away Camp is packed full of MOTORIZED models that will make your imagination blast off! Each day, campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes Bricks 4 Kidz designed models, LEGO® Star Wars® themed sets , group games, challenges and more. This camp provides the spark for imagination and creativity to take off on an adventure that’s out of this world! Please bring a snack and drink. All campers receive a Camp T-Shirt, Lanyard, Certificate of Achievement, and a Customized LEGO® Minifigure!

Brick City Engineers with LEGOS by Bricks 4 Kidz


Grades K-3

North Tustin: June 27 - 30 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Monday - Thursday


North Tustin Campus

Let’s build a CITY! There are many different types of engineering jobs, and building is one of the most fun! What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas, plans and building skills to make it all come together? Campers will put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they build city themed models using LEGO® Bricks. The sky’s the limit when campers are challenged to use their own ideas and skills to build a skyscraper taller than their heads! They’ll have a blast using custom-built cars to move the people of the city all around town – brick by brick! What an accomplishment to be able to proudly exclaim “We built this BRICK City!” Please bring a snack and drink. All campers receive a Camp T-Shirt, Lanyard, Certificate of Achievement, and a Customized LEGO® Minifigure!


Swimming Lessons with Coach Lemke


Grades K-6

Session 1: June 15 - June 25
Session 2: June 29 - July 9
Session 3: July 13 - July 23
Session 4: July 27 - August 6

Monday - Thursday, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Historic Anaheim Campus

Swimmers will focus on learning four swim strokes as well as practicing water safety in small groups designed to help all children become more confident in the water. Coach Lemke has been teaching Fairmont students for the past 10 years and is a Certified Instructor and Lifeguard with the American Red Cross. Space is limited! No class held on the July 4th holiday.

Soccer Skills with Coach Joel
Grades K-5
Anaheim Hills: June 8 - 11
Historic Anaheim: June 15 - 18
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Historic Anaheim Campus & Anaheim Hills Campus


Join Coach Joel and learn the fundamentals of soccer! Your child will get great exercise while playing fun inter-squad games and drills! Each participant will receive their own ball appropriate for their size. Emphasis will be on team play and responsibility. No child is ever left out!

Skateboarding Camp by Skate Kids


Grades K-6

Anaheim Hills: June 8 - June 11
Anaheim Hills: July 13 - 16
Anaheim Hills:: August 3 - 6

Historic Anaheim: June 15 - 18

Historic Anaheim:: July 6 - 9

Historic Anaheim:: July 27 - 30


Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus
Historic Anaheim Campus

SKATE KIDS offers structured courses of hands-on skateboarding for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. this is a 4 day Skateboard camp. 9am-12pm (please bring snacks if your child wants) World-renowned skateboarding professional Kurtis Colamonico & Staff will lead classes with custom design equipment. Student will learn to fully disassemble their skateboard and and reassemble it after learning all of the parts and how they work. Students will learn skills of balance and control on a skateboard, improved arm and leg coordination/reflexes, fine motor skills, and tricks. Children will make friends, have fun, and learn in a safe environment.

Basketball Academy with Coach Joel
Grades K-5

Anaheim Hills: June 22 - 25
Historic Anaheim: June 29 - July 1

Monday - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hills: $150
Historic Anaheim: $100

Anaheim Hills Campus
Historic Anaheim Campus

Join Coach Joel and improve your child’s dribbling, passing and shooting! Coach Joel has been teaching basketball at Fairmont for over 20 years. This class will encourage and sharpen your child’s offensive skills and defensive technique. Each child will receive a basketball to keep, so they can practice at home. Fun drills and 3 on 3 games will be played. Sign up today and start the fun!

Visual & Performing Arts

3D Sculpture & Clay Workshop w/ Mrs. Vogel
Grades 1-5
June 8 - 18 (2 weeks)
Monday -  Thursday, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus

A two-week 3D sculpture/clay class that would include air dry, polymer and ceramic clays. Students will create a variety of projects including containers, animal figures, mobiles and jewelry. Students will take home several projects that would be glazed or painted.

Junior Detectives with Coach Joel
Grades K-5
Anaheim Hills: July 20 - 23, 1:00pm - 4:00PM
Historic Anaheim: July 6 - 9, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Anaheim Hills Campus

Historic Anaheim Campus

If your child loves solving mysteries, then this is the class for them! Students will learn how to do fingerprinting, write secret messages, and make their very own shoe print. Your student will learn how to crack the case, as we play 30 second mysteries. Join us as we scavenge the campus looking for clues! 

Junior Magician Camp by Strategic Kids


Grades 2-6
Anaheim Hills: June 8 - 11, Historic Anaheim: July 27 - 30, North Tustin: June 15 - 18
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Anaheim Hills Campus

Historic Anaheim Campus

North Tustin Campus



Junior Magician day camp teaches the amazing performance art of magic through interactive lessons & activities! Participants will learn magic tricks, routines, and will craft some of their own magic gear to take home! Our magic curriculum includes classic magic tricks, history of magic plus performance art & presentation lessons. Junior magicians also learn tricks using optical illusions, magnets, camouflage, and more to teach science behind the magic tricks! The activities are designed for beginners to advanced, all are welcomed! Each child will receive a magic gift and certification of participation on the last day.





Sewing Camp by Fashion Camp
Grades 3-6
August 3 - 6
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim Hills Campus

Campers will learn sewing terminology, ironing, cutting patterns, machine sewing basics (back stitching pivoting, seam allowances and various other techniques with each project), plus they’ll learn to thread the sewing machine. Using their new skills, campers will complete two projects during the week - bow back top (or t-shirt style for boys) and a beach bag!

*There is $40 materials fee, which can be paid on the first day of camp.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I enroll?

You may enroll in our summer programs by clicking the Enroll button in the top right corner or click here. Once you complete the full application, you will be sent a confirmation email confirming enrollment and payment.  Fairmont requires full payment at the time of enrollment.

What grade should I enroll my child in?

At Fairmont Summer Programs, your child's summer "camp grade" will be the same grade that they are entering in the Fall.  When applying, however, you will choose their current grade, and then you will be shown all programs for your student's "camp grade".

*Please note that in order to attend any elementary programs, a student must be 5 years old by September 1.  If a student turns 5 after September 1, they will need to apply for our Junior Kindergarten program.

Are the summer programs open to non-school year students?

Yes! Fairmont Summer Programs are open to the community. You do not need to be a school year Fairmont student to attend any of our summer programs. If you are interested in joining Fairmont during the school year, the summer is a great opportunity to meet Fairmont teachers, get familiar with the campus, and prepare for the upcoming school year academics. 

What is your refund policy?

Fairmont Summer Programs refund policy has been updated and is effective February 2020.

Fairmont Summer Programs Refund Policy:

Refunds will be issued prior to May 30th for any cancellations after deducting cancellation fees (details below). After June 1st, no refunds will be granted. Please contact Fairmont Summer Programs to inquire about a refund: summer@fairmontschools.com.

Cancellation fees apply as follows:

For cancellations made before April 13th will receive 100% refund of program fee paid.

For cancellations made between April 13 and May 29 will receive 50% refund of program fee paid.

No refunds will be granted for cancellations after May 30.

For international students that are not able to obtain a visa, we will provide 100% refund with written proof that the visa was denied for this summer.

I work full-time. Do you provide any before and after program care? What is the cost?

Complimentary extended care is available for children enrolled in summer camp at no additional cost from 7:00 AM-9:00 AM and/or 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Also available mornings from 7:00 AM-8:30 AM for children enrolled in summer school at no additional charge.

For working parents, Fairmont's extended day program is a convenient option. Before and after regular camp hours, the Fairmont staff will provide your child with games, sports, and crafts aimed to zap boredom and help your child maximize summer fun. (After 6:00 PM, there is a $1 per minute late pick-up charge.)

Are there additional registration or activity fees?

There are no additional costs to our programs. Fees include all activities, instruction, and afternoon snacks.

Camp fees do not include lunch which can be purchased for $7 per day at the lunch table at your campus. 

Do you offer a sibling discount?

Fairmont offers an earlybird 10% discount through the month of March for all summer school and summer camp registrations instead of a sibling discount. Discounts don't apply to enrichment workshops.

What are your campus hours?

The Anaheim Hills, Historic Anaheim, and North Tustin Campuses are open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

We offer complimentary extended care from 7:00 AM- 9:00 AM and for 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM for full time students at no additional charge.  For those participating in our summer school program, complimentary care is from 7:00 AM- 8:30 AM before the program begins.  Summer school only students need to be picked up by 12:15 PM.

For students located at our Prep Academy, student are able to be on campus from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  The computer lab is available during those times for study and any classwork needed to be done.  

Is Fairmont closed on July 4th?

Yes! All campuses will be closed Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.

Does Fairmont provide snacks during the day?

For the preschool program, morning and afternoon snack is provided. For elementary - junior high program, only afternoon snack is provided. 

We recommend students in summer school and morning camp bring a morning snack to have at their break/recess.

Does Fairmont provide lunches?

A lunch and a drink are required each day for all full day campers. Fairmont is now offering a new, revitalized lunch program that offers fresh, healthy options that your child will enjoy. Using the most quality ingredients, these hot lunches are available for purchase and can be ordered daily or in advance at a cost of *$7.00 per day. Credit card and check payment only.

All lunch orders must be requested by 9:00 AM at your campus. There will be no refunds due to absences, and current balances with Fairmont Nutrition Management are not transferable.

On Fridays, campers should bring their own sack lunch when lunch is not provided.

*Prices subject to change at any time without notice



Corona Virus FAQ

The health and safety of our campers and staff at Fairmont Summer Programs is the highest priority. With over 67 years of service we have a long history of planning for and managing the safety of our campers. Currently, we are actively monitoring the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for up-to-date best practices. As camp professionals we are taking all measures to ensure the health and safety of our campers and staff. Things we can do:


 · WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY (under water for more than 20 seconds is always the best and most effective preventative measure). 

 · DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. Pathogens enter our body through our eyes, mouth, and nose.

  · LIMIT TRAVEL. Until we know more we would suggest you restrict travel outside of the United States.

  · IF YOU ARE SICK STAY HOME. For the common cold doctors typically advise 5-7 days of avoidance. We highly recommend that you follow doctors orders in order to prevent any spread.

· SUSPECTED CASES are currently being referred to the department of public health for testing.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is only advising testing for patients with cold symptoms who have traveled to China or have a known exposure to a COVID-19 patient.

 For more information please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

How do you screen your staff? Do you do background checks?

We take the safety of our campers very seriously, therefore we make sure that all of our counselors interacting with your child have all the skills needed to provide a fun and safe environment for all campers. 

Our counselors go through a lengthy and thorough interview and background check process conducted by our Human Resources and Summer Department as well as extensive training to prepare them for a fantastic summer.  All counselors are LiveScan fingerprinted and are background checked through the DOJ and FBI. 

If you are a school year Fairmont parent, you will notice many of our Student Services members that transition to counselors in the summer.  All school year staff, as well as returning counselors from previous summers are required to go through the application and training process each summer to keep their summer counseling skills fresh and new. 


What if my child has a severe allergy?

Please be sure to indicate any allergies your child has on the Health History Form as well as stating the severity. If your child requires an EpiPen, please check the EpiPen in at the front office for the duration of the student's time at Fairmont. EpiPens will be stored in the front office while the student is on campus and then transferred to your student’s assigned counselor for any off-site trips. Please label your child’s EpiPen with his or her name in its original packaging.

What if my child needs special medication at camp?

Prior to your first day at Fairmont, we will be asking you to complete a detailed Health & Emergency Form for your child. If your child requires any medication to be taken while they are at camp, we will ask you to give a full detailed description. All medication (prescription or otherwise) will need to be checked in at the front office. Students are not permitted to have medication on them. While on-site, all medication will be stored and distributed by the front desk nurse. While we are off-site for swim day or a field trip, all medication will be carried and distributed by your child's assigned counselor. Prescription medication should be in it's original packaging, including the doctor’s recommended dosage or instruction and be accompanied by an authorization for prescription medication form and a physician’s authorization form.


What if I am nervous to send my child on a field trip? What are your policies?

We completely understand the anxiety that comes with sending your child off with camp to go to a public site for a field trip.  We can assure you that safety is our #1 priority in the summer, therefore there are many policies, procedures, and training in place to make sure that all of our on-site and off-site activities are as safe as possible. Fairmont Summer Programs is also an accredited camp through the American Camping Association which requires us to adhere to over 250 standards that include procedures and policies for going off-site in public areas. 

We encourage you to contact our Summer Department at 714-234-2757 if you have any questions or concerns about a specific field trip, as we will be able to provide you with the full process for that field trip. 

Here are some of the top safety considerations we use when going off-site:

  1. Our camper to counselor ratio is 10:1 for 1st-6th grade on trips. For Kinder, this is 8:1. We have additional staff onsite (Camp Directors, Summer Team, etc) to help with meeting these ratios as needed. 
  2. On trips, we combine two groups, so the ratios are 20:2 or 16:2. This means that a group will stay in line together or go to the bathroom together, but one counselor will go on the ride/into the bathroom and one counselor will stay with the students who do not wish to participate. When the group is reunited, they move to the next activity together.
  3. ACA has extensive standards relating to "Campers in Public". Fairmont complies or exceeds with all of these standards which are available to parents as requested. These are national standards that are deemed industry-approved by youth development professionals. 
  4. Different safety considerations apply at the different field trips. For all trips, Kinder students are grouped with highly qualified returning staff members and we use a "lead rope"--meaning Kinder students hold on to a special rope and become a little caterpillar winding their way through the field trip destination. This allows the group to stay together as a whole and not allow for adults to cut through their group and separate/distract/disorient our campers. 
  5. The buddy system really works! Students are grouped and help to account for one another. For Kinder students, this hand-holding is not only adorable, it makes sure that no one is alone. 
  6. Prior to each field trip, the counselors will establish field trip rules and expectations with their campers as well as appropriate on-site assistance in the event of an emergency. 
Are parents allowed to chaperone field trips?

Fairmont Summer Programs policy is that only Fairmont personnel are allowed to supervise campers on our off-site field trips. There are two main reasons that parents are not invited to accompany our field trips:

1. Fairmont staff go through a rigorous background check and training process which allows us to feel confident with how they interact with our students. We don't have a system like this for Parent Volunteers so we cannot guarantee appropriate interactions and don't know the background of the parents. To make sure everything is as safe as possible for our students, we make sure that only Fairmont staff are directly interacting with our students.

2. On occasion, parents appear at our field trip locations. It's very confusing for the student to know who is responsible for them-- their parent or their counselor? When we are out in public, we cannot have this kind of confusion and need the student to follow the instructions of the Fairmont Staff who is ultimately responsible for them. Sometimes the parents need attention and we cannot have that kind of distraction either since we need our staff to be focused on their students. To avoid the potential chaos, we simply ask that parents are not a part of the Fairmont experience on field trips.

If a parent or family member does arrive at the same location as our field trip and wishes to join the trip, we will ask that parent or family member to please check out the camper to be released in their care for the remainder of the day. They will not be able to join their camp group, as it may be a safety concern for the other campers of that group.

My child burns easily. What is your sunscreen policy?

We ask that all parents of summer campers apply sunscreen to their child in the morning before the start of camp. If you have authorized us to apply sunscreen in our Health and Emergency Form, we will apply it at lunch time for the rest of the day. This is especially important on swimming and field trip days as we will be outdoors for a majority of the day. If your child is allergic to a specific sunscreen, please indicate on the Health and Emergency Form and notify a counselor on the first day. 

Campers are welcome to bring their own sunscreen.  Please be sure to label it clearly and notify a counselor that your child will be using their own personal sunscreen. 

I am concerned about the swimming portion of camp. What is your swim policy?

Students enrolled in our camp program will have group swimming on Wednesdays. All swimming facilities are staffed with certified lifeguards as well as all counselors have been trained to be active lookouts. Each facility will have swimming areas that are suited for all types of ability levels.  

All campers are assessed for their swimming ability by the facility certified lifeguards.  The swim test will determine whether they are able to go in the deeper water or off the slide or diving boards (if available at swim facility). If they pass the swim test, they will receive a wristband that allows them to the more advanced areas.  If they do not pass the swim test or choose to not take the test, they will stay in the shallow "non-swimmer" area.  All areas are are staffed with lifeguards and Fairmont counselor lookouts. 

Please note that swim days are not instructed lessons but free play swim.  If you are interested in swim lessons, please take a look at our swim lessons at the Historic Anaheim Campus from 4-5 PM, Monday-Thursday.  See full details of the swim lesson program here

If you have any questions about our swim program, please contact our Summer Department at 714-234-2757.


When and where do you go swimming?

Each camper will go swimming once a week from 1:00-2:45pm.  Facilities and day of the week for swimming varies by campus.

Historic Anaheim has a pool located on-site. Due to the on-site pool, Historic Anaheim campers will have group swim on Wednesdays and either Tuesday or Thursday (depending on age) with certified lifeguards. 

 We will update this site with additional information about swimming facilities and dates as it becomes available.

All campers will go to the pool, but swimming is optional. 

What do I need to bring for swimming?

A dry towel, sunscreen, and swimsuit are to be brought to camp every swim day. Students will change on campus before heading to their swim facility.

We encourage non-swimmers to bring a Coast Guard Approved LifeJacket or Puddle-Jumper. Please make sure it has your child's name on it.


What if my child does not want to swim?

Swimming is optional, however all campers will be going to the swim facility regardless if they are swimming or not.  

We will not have any programs running on the campus during swim days for the non-swimming students to stay on campus.  We will have counselors out of the water with provided games and activities in a shaded area for those that choose to not swim that day. 


I can only attend part of the 5-week summer school (June 22 - July 23). Will you pro-rate it?

Due to the limited space of Fairmont's summer school program, we are not able to pro-rate summer school for partial attendance. The summer school curriculum is developed to help build the student's confidence in the upcoming school year's academics.  We highly encourage the students to attend the full 5-week session in order to maximize their learning. 

Families unable to attend the entire 5-week session can enroll for the complete session to guarantee their spot, or can be added to a wait list in which we will notify you within two weeks prior to the start of a program if space allows for a student that is only partially attending. 

As we understand that families will be taking vacation during the summer season, we encourage you to contact the student's teacher to see if there is any minor work they can be doing while they are away from the summer school class. 


Who are the summer school teachers?

In order to provide an excellent academic program, we do our best to align our Fairmont teachers with the grade level they will be teaching in the Fall. However, due to a limited number of available Fairmont teachers, some of our teachers will not be at their school year grade level. As we have many teachers that teach summer school year after year, they have a multitude of experience and support to provide an exceptional summer school program in which your child will feel confident about the upcoming school year.