What is KinderCamp?

KinderCamp is a four-week summer program for incoming kindergartners who have not had the opportunity to go to preschool. This program gives them the opportunity to experience a classroom environment, to be exposed to basic math and reading skills and to advance their social and emotional development. The goals of this program are school readiness, and connecting families to community resources that will increase their health.


Check out our KinderCamp projects by clicking on the name listed below:

Art Project             Dental Screenings              Kids Farmers Market         

Day with a Police Officer          Library/Garden Field Trip     


Why KinderCamp?

Numerous studies have demonstrated that preschool significantly helps children prepare for kindergarten and the school years beyond. Yet, in Yolo County, at least 41% of preschool age children do not experience preschool before starting kindergarten.  Another reason why children aren't successful in school is due to health issues, including sickness, malnutrition or trauma, all which can stem from physical or emotional abuse or neglect in their home or community.

Speaking of home, did you know that 872 Yolo County students in public school are homeless? Most homeless children live in shelters, cars or move in and out of homes of friends or relatives.

The entire KinderCamp community collaboration is important because we connect families to programs that break down barriers to living a healthy life. In order for a child to be ready to learn they need to be free of physical illness, live in a safe environment and eat healthy meals. They need to be socially, emotionally, physically and academically prepared.

How to enroll in KinderCamp!

Your child must be registered for kindergarten in either Woodland Joint Unified School District or Esparto Unified School District and must have had little or no preschool experience or have been referred by their previous preschool for having developmental delays.




For more information please contact Cathy Lee at or call Woodland United Way at (530) 662-3633