Rancho Santa Fe Community Center offers summer activities for kids


By Erin Leahey

Executive director of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center

Summer is here and the Community Center has a full lineup each week!

This week the RSF Community Center offered three new camps: Multi Sports Camp, Jewelry Design and Robotics Camp. Next week offers Surfing, Kids Korps and Robotics and Mechanical Builders Camp. Surfing is taught by Kahuna Bob Surfing School and has been an active part of the Community Center for many years. Kids Korps is a great opportunity to get kids involved in volunteer work supporting local organizations. Kids will spend time reading with Headstart preschoolers, training service dogs for Paws’itive Teams, painting murals for the Breast Cancer Walks, cleaning local beaches and lagoons, sorting food for the Food Bank and visiting the elderly at local senior centers. This will be a very rewarding camp that your child will remember for a lifetime. Unfortunately, Robotics camp is full for this session.

The following week, July 25 to 29, offers Hoops Camp and Ocean Experience Camp. Hoops Camp is taught by Mike Rausa, who also runs our Junior Dunkers league. This is a great opportunity to build your child’s confidence and skills in basketball, all while having a blast building new friendships. The camp goes from 9 a.m.-noon for ages 5-7 and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 8-12. Campers have really enjoyed Mike Rausa’s Multi Sport Camp this week and Hoops Camp is sure to be a success as well!

Finally, Ocean Experience Camp will give children the opportunity to join Robb Daly, longtime RSFCC contractor, for an entire week exploring the La Jolla cove with exciting kayaking excursions, snorkel sessions, tide pool trips, squid dissections, boogie boarding, sand games and more! This is a great opportunity to keep your kids engaged in learning with exciting activities focused on Marine Biology, all while being physically active and enjoying the outdoors.

For more information on all our summer camps or to sign up now, please visit our website at or call the Community Center at 858-756-2461.

Camp Rancho: Full Week or Single Day!

We are also offering our staff-led Camp Rancho every week over the summer and its even better this year. You can sign up for each full week or on a single-day basis! This week has been “Safari Week” and next week will be “Splish Splash.” Campers will take a trip to the The Wave water park, the Birch Aquarium and also spend a day paddle boarding in Carlsbad. Other adventures will include a trip to the beach and the park. Camp Rancho is a fun-filled day camp for children, ages 5 to 11 years old and offers the best in summer activities. The children will engage in a wide variety of activities that are different everyday, with themes that change every week. Each week also includes beach days and field trips around San Diego!

For more information on all our summer camps or to sign up now, please visit our website at

or call the Community Center at 858-756-2461.

Moms and Tots

Moms, gather your tots and get involved with the play dates happening right here in your community! The community center offers families an opportunity to get connected by arranging play dates around the community and within the homes of other moms and tots. This is a great time to join in on the neighborly fun happening this summer. Get involved in the pool parties and park adventures, among other events! For more information please visit our website at or call the Community Center at 858-756-2461.