San Diego Spring & Summer Break Camps

Vacation Programs

SAY San Diego’s Extended Day Program may offer spring and summer youth camps for elementary school children during winter, spring, and summer breaks. Our programs offer a balance of educational and recreational activities, with a daily schedule including both adult and child-directed activities in the areas of creative arts, computers, physical fitness, STEAM camp initiatives, and science and nature. Occasional field trips are planned as well, with nutritional morning and afternoon snacks provided.

Click here to see what San Diego Magazine says about Say San Diego's Summer Camps STEAM and MOVE.

Summer Camp Move

Summer: June 20th – August 4th from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Marvin Elementary
5720 Brunswick St, San Diego, CA 92120

Staying active physically and mentally when young promotes healthy habits, especially during the summer months. Students no longer have the regular routine of school, meaning it’s up to parents to ensure they’re outside and moving around. Your child will enjoy numerous fitness activities focusing on nutrition, exercise, and healthy food choices, not to mention memorable field trips.

Services Included:

  • An active schedule focused on health and fitness
  • Education on the benefits of clean nutrition
  • Stimulating field trips

Camp STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math and/or Music)

Summer: June 20th – August 11th from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Location: Birney Elementary
4345 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

STEAM camp is a holistic approach to disguised learning in a safe and fun environment by exposing students to a variety of STEAM summer camp activities and fostering innovation, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. It combines the minds of scientists, technologists, engineers, artists, and mathematicians.

STEAM youth camp activities are planned by staff and a calendar/newsletter will be provided to parents which will also include am/pm snacks. We will also provide parents with a daily schedule of what will be happening each day.

Services Included:

  • The schedule includes am/pm snacks (parents provide lunch)
  • Morning fitness/running club
  • Outdoor enrichment and organized games, raffles, STEAM rotations, and challenges
  • Wheel’s day once a week (students can bring skates, and scooters with parent permission – helmets mandatory)
  • Weekly theme-based activities
  • *Bring a toy from home day once a week*

2023 - 2024 Fall Registration

Coming soon (March) for 2022-2023 currently enrolled families. Open registration for NEW families in April 2023. More info to come.

Our fall registration will include school-age, infant, and preschool.

For additional information on SAY San Diego's Before & After School Programs, click here.

Additional Details for Camp Move & STEAM Camp

Age Group: TK-5th grade
Cost: $320/week
AM and PM snacks are provided. Students must bring their own lunch.

2023 Light Our Way Campaign

SAY San Diego Light our Way
Banners on a pole showcasing two graduates, Elsa Cespedes in red and Nicolas Hernandez in blue, with "City Heights High School Graduates, Class of 2022" written below their names as part of the Light Our Way Campaign.

Light Our Way 2023

The Light Our Way Campaign began as a countywide tribute to members of the graduating high school class of 2020.

The purpose of the Light Our Way Scholarship campaign is to honor and celebrate graduating high school seniors in the City Heights area in recognition of their exemplary leadership and inspiring service in their families, schools, and community.

This year we are excited to channel the spirit of the campaign by celebrating and honoring our local graduates in City Heights and inviting them to apply to the Light Our Way scholarship awards and the Light Our Way banners.

We appreciate your support in any way you're able! Support multiple students by being a Silver or Gold Sponsor!!! Alternatively, a $200 donation will sponsor 1 scholarship for 1 graduating senior, and a $115 donation will sponsor 1 banner for 1 graduating senior!

WHAT: Light Our Way 2023 scholarship fund recognizes teen ambassadors of academic achievement, athletic excellence and civic leadership. The Light our Way Street Banners spotlight City Heights high school seniors showcase on colorful street banners.

WHEN: Applications for scholarship awards are due March 13th and nominations for street banners are due March 31st. The scholarship award will be presented at the 2023 Light Our Way Ceremony Event. Date and time to be confirmed.

SAY San Diego’s Annual Holiday Hopes Gift Drive 2021

For several decades, SAY San Diego has provided holiday cheer and support to children and families. This year, striving to come through the COVID-19 crisis, we need to be especially responsive and help families more than ever. Many families are facing tough challenges, with record-high cost of living and expenses to meet every-day needs. The holiday season can add extra stress and heightened expectations for parents and leave children with feelings of disappointment. This year’s Holiday Hopes Gift Drive is designed to help alleviate some of that stress and allow families to experience the joy of the holidays.


Help us achieve our goal of raising $25,000 to provide 250+ families year with $100 in gift cards that they can immediately use for groceries, a festive meal, household essentials, books, toys and clothing. All gifts will be matched and doubled in impact by a grant provided by Alliance Healthcare Foundation!  Funds collected with go 100% to purchasing gift cards for deserving San Diego families.


Visit this page to donate now.

SAY Stands Against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

It is especially important now as the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has radically changed the lives of individuals. There are victims of abuse that have the added crisis of being quarantined at home with an abuser and/or social distancing from the community at a time they really need guidance and help.
SAY strives for a future community that puts an end to domestic violence. Join us in spreading awareness of those individuals in the “shadows” of the pandemic. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE), direct them to the San Diego Family Justice Center, or SAY’s domestic violence resource page.…/domestic-violence-resources/

Light Our Way 2021

Join SAY San Diego in supporting the Light Our Way campaign and its’ mission of celebrating hope, joy, and resilience of all San Diegans who are striving to make it through these uncertain times. In 2020 our partners at Advocates for Change Today, designed a three-day campaign as a way to honor graduates who were embarking on a new chapter while in the midst of a global pandemic. The campaign asks community members to engage in activities that would encourage, inspire celebrate those who need it the most. This year, the campaign is expanding its vision beyond graduates to include all San Diegans. As we are all experiencing new changes and challenges, whether that be reentering the workforce, developing social anxiety or graduating. There are still many unknowns but, together we can navigate this new normal and come out on the other side stronger!

Help show your support by wearing green, using the hashtag Light Our Way, and sharing inspiring messages of resiliency and hope!

SAY San Diego’s Annual Holiday Hopes Gift Drive 2020

For several decades, SAY San Diego has provided holiday cheer and support to children and families. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we need to be especially responsive and help families more than ever. Many families are facing tough challenges, with many parents out of work or having their wages cut. The holiday season can add extra stress and heightened expectations for parents and leave children with feelings of disappointment. This year’s Holiday Hopes Gift Drive is designed to help alleviate some of that stress and allow families to experience the joy of the holidays.  

 Help us achieve our goal of raising $20,000 to provide 200+ families with $100 in gift cards that they can immediately use for groceries, a festive meal, household essentials, books, toys and clothing. Thanks to our generous donors, SAY San Diego will match any gift of $50 or more! All funds collected go 100% to purchasing gift cards for deserving San Diego families.  


CLICK HERE to donate now.  

SAY San Diego’s Dads Corps Program


The Dads Corps program is FREE and open to all fathers including Civilian Dads, Active Duty Dads, Veteran Dads, and Dads-To-Be!  Dad Corps provides fathers opportunities to thrive as “Parents, Partners, and Providers.”

Dads Corps understands the unique challenges of parenting.  We support dads by sharing new insights and approaches to parenting allowing YOU to develop new skills and tools to support your family unit regardless of your situation.  Dads Corps follows a nationally recognized parenting curriculum and utilizes a discussion-based format so that you can learn by connecting to other dads through each session.  Our program will cover topics including, “Communication, Discipline, Relationships, Health, and More.”  Participants will also be able to access:

  • Alumni network
  • Employment Services
  • Legal Resources
  • Supportive Services
  • In-person and virtual learning format*
  • Private Instruction (if requested)
  • Resource Referrals
  • Scholarships for career advancement, training, and/or general support assistance
  • Family-friendly activities and excursions
  • And More

Dads Corps has been named as a Federal Grantee from the Office of Family Assistance for the Fatherhood FIRE Project.  Our program welcomes all dads to participate in future classes.  So whether expecting your first child, looking for new ways of handling your child’s behavior, or seeking to create a stronger relationship with your child(ren), Dads Corps is a place where we welcome you to hang your hat!  Join our brotherhood network today!!!

Questions or want to learn more about the program?


Jessica Chiesman,, 858.289.7101 (Eng)


Jesus Torres,, 858.289.7110 (Esp.)

To learn more about this program please visit:

Dads Corps has a proud history serving well over 1,000 fathers and families since 2008.  GET CONNECTED TODAY!

Dad Corps Family

“Because of Dads Corps I am/have… “

“Confidence to be a better father and a support group to help me and let me know I am not alone as a father”

“Changing my old habits to more effective and better view/perspective on becoming a father”

*During COVID-19 conditions, Dads Corps will ONLY offer virtual format

All qualified applicants and program participants will receive consideration for employment/ program services without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We stand for equity, opportunity, inclusion and well-being, every day, at SAY San Diego.

At SAY San Diego, we value diversity in our workforce and all of our relationships as a vital, creative and moral strength and key to our success.

We intentionally engage and embrace diverse experiences, perspectives and talents.

We promote equity, opportunity and well-being by acting to rebalance power and privilege within our organization, relationships, communities and the larger society.

We advocate for anti-racism and against discrimination in all forms, by acting to prevent and remove racial, ethnic and other forms of inequitable treatment and disparities in the systems, practices and policies related to our work, including systems such as education, healthcare, juvenile/criminal justice and child welfare, among others. We understand that systemic change is complex and requires many allies learning and working together to create durable positive change.

We honor the power and rights of all peoples to come together in a safe inclusive environment.

We recruit, hire, train, support and promote a diverse and inclusive board and workforce, in all ways that people identify themselves, including race, ethnicity, origin language, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and age. Going forward, SAY will incorporate any and all protected characteristics.

We also recognize that work on diversity and inclusion and racial equity evolves over time and will be continuously improved. We are open to learning and developing this work together.

In gratitude for all that you and we do every day,

Nancy Gannon Hornberger, CEO

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