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Gillispie's Summer Explorers Program

We invite all students to join us for a summer program filled with exploration and discovery at our Learning Village in La Jolla!  

To keep your child fully engaged in purposeful learning and warm-weather fun, Gillispie School offers an 8-week Parent Toddler Exploration Program (PTEP), an exciting Early Childhood Camp for students ages 3-4 and a diverse array of Elementary Camp Classes for children in Grades K-6.

Offerings include grade-level readiness, LEGO construction, robotics, arts & crafts, music, swimming, theater, engineering, sports, and more.

We can’t wait for your child to explore with us this summer!

For more information, contact our Summer Explorers Director at [email protected]

2020 Summer Explorers Camp Brochure and Registration

More Information

2020 Calendar 

Week 1: June 22 – 26

Week 2: June 29 – July 3

Week 3: July 6 – 10

Week 4: July 13 – 17

Week 5: July 20 – 24

Week 6: July 27 – 31

Week 7: August 3 – 7

Week 8: August 10 – 14


The campus opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. Extended care is provided at no additional charge for elementary students from 8:30-9 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. Morning classes run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., and afternoon classes run from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

2020 Fee and Refund Policy

Classes will run only if there is adequate enrollment. If the minimum class size is not met, a full refund will be given. A refund of 100% of the tuition for any class may be obtained for requests made prior to May 15, 2020, and a refund of 75% of the tuition for any class may be obtained for requests made 4 weeks prior to the class start date. After that time, no refunds will be issued.

COVID-19/Refund Policy: The School will operate in accordance with the county, state, and federal recommendations in regard to COVID-19 gathering policies. Should there be a need to postpone or cancel any week(s) of summer programming, all families registered will be entitled to a full refund of the programming fee for the week(s) canceled. We will do our best to communicate any changes in programming dates as promptly as possible. Please click here for the School’s official COVID-19 resources page. Thank you for your understanding

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