ACE Summer Camp: Academy for Preschoolers

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ACE Summer Camps Overview

Thank you for choosing ACE Academy Summer Camps! We strive to create supplemental educational programs that center on children’s well-being, providing support not only with academic topics, but also social-emotional learning and physical wellness. We are excited to get to know your family and your child this summer!

Grade Levels

ACE Summer Camps serve grade levels K-6, with age-appropriate supports and accommodations for each age range.

Location, Dates, and Hours

ACE Academy is located at 6625 Thornton Ave, Newark, CA

Camps run weekly beginning Monday, June 6, through Friday, August 5

We offer two options of weekday schedules to fit your family’s needs. Choose between early days (9 am to 3 pm), and full days (9 am to 5 pm).  


Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Select your preferred schedule option, then call, email, or use the registration form at the bottom of this page to secure your child’s space at ACE summer camp.

No matter which camp you select, all camps have changing topics by the week. Mix and match for a summer of fun! 


*For more details on exact pricing for each weekly camp, please review our Camp Catalog (PDF).

Enrollment Option Early Day Schedule
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Full Day Schedule
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Single Day Pass
Weekly Enrollment
Monthly Enrollment
(June, July)
Over $200 in savings compared to Weekly Enrollment option
Over $200 in savings compared to Weekly Enrollment option

Learn more about our camps!

For more information about each camp’s weekly theme, including pricing, schedules, and full descriptions, please review our Camp Catalog (PDF). If you would like to compare dates and availability between camps, please review our At-A-Glance Schedule (PDF).

Nature Explorers Camps

Weekly Themes
Nature Adventures: June 13-17
A Walk On the Wild Side: June 27-July 1
Travel Adventures: July 11-15
Camping Under the Stars: July 25-29

Nature is all around us, from the tiniest insects in our backyards to the massive planets in our solar system and beyond. Come with us for an unforgettable exploration of the natural world! In addition to a variety of STEAM projects, all Nature Explorers Camps also include 90 minutes of outdoor exploration each day, including a 20-30 minute hike. While exploring our local hiking trails, children will enjoy the wonders of nature while learning the essentials for safe, smart, and fun hiking adventures.

LEGO® Mania Camps

Weekly Themes
Big Adventures: June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15
Rides for Fun: June 13-17, July 18-22
World Travel: June 27-July 1, July 25-29
Fun & Games: July 5-8, Aug. 1-5

Explore the endless world of LEGO®! From sculpting with LEGO®, to constructing impressive buildings, to engineering kinetic creations, there’s something for everyone. Each week children solve a problem helping story characters come up with solutions.

Kids Can Cook! Camps

Weekly Themes
Vegetarian Feast
: June 6-10, July 11-15
Let's Cook Dinner: June 13-17, July 18-22
Italian Pasta & Dessert: June 20-24, July 25-29
Cakes: Baking and Decorating: June 27-July 1, Aug. 1-5
A Lunch From India: July 5-8

Love baking, cooking or just experimenting in the kitchen? Join us for a week of skill-building, fresh recipes, and exciting food. Campers will use science, math, art, and personal expression to craft delicious foods and learn all about cooking! Each day a new recipe will be explored. All camps start with teaching basic skills and cooking terminology used in our recipes, focusing especially on skills associated with our weekly theme.

Ceramics Camps

Weekly Themes
The Great Outdoors: June 6-10
"Seas" the Day: June 20-24
Summer Blast!: July 5-8
Summer Sports: July 18-22
Summer Memories: Aug. 1-5

Interested in growing your ceramics skills-- or maybe starting a new, tactile hobby? Join us for a week of artistic expression, skill-building, and exciting projects. Campers will learn all about ceramics, including vocabulary, technique, and more. Each week, campers create new sculpture and ceramics based on the theme, with beautiful artwork to take home at the end of their artistic journeys.

Why choose ACE Academy Summer Camps?

ACE Summer Camps Approach

At ACE Academy, our aim is to provide children with a creative space where they are free to grow, learn, explore, and create. The teacher’s role is to design available activities that utilize cognitive and sensory pathways to make the learning experience more effective, integrating academic concepts (math, language, science, problem solving) across different investigative opportunities. The student’s role is to explore wherever their interest guides them.

Our model is based on the latest educational research. Students learn best when they are part of the learning; that is, when they get to explore, discuss, provide opinions, or are appropriately challenged. We also know the effectiveness of student-centered learning, in which the learner uses their own inquiry and investigation to guide education, rather than committing to prescribed activities.

Our Staff

At ACE Academy, we pride ourselves at hiring people with high emotional quotient (EQ). Research indicates people with high EQ have better ability to motivate, have empathy, and work better under stress.  Each staff member goes through an interview process that allows us evaluate how they work with children. Once they are selected, all staff members undergo a background check.

Health & Safety

The safety and welfare of our children is of the utmost importance. There is always a staff member present on premises with CPR and First Aid certification. All children are signed in and signed out in presence of a staff member, and only authorized parents/adults are permitted to pick up a child. If, during your child’s enrollment, you need to make changes to their emergency contact or authorized pick-up card, please call us directly.

Little Scholar facilities, including ACE Academy, remain open with safety practices in line with CDC and Alameda County guidelines. At our site, you will see the following practices in use:

  • Frequent hand-washing and use of hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Daily health screening procedures, including temperature screenings and home health updates
  • Safe staff-to-student ratio
  • Small student cohorts

Contact Information

ACE Academy, a Little Scholar program

6625 Thornton Ave, Newark, California 94560



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