Summer Camps

Arts & Crafts

Camp Wildfolk

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Maker


Camp Wildfolk is a fun, modern twist on traditional Day Camp, with a growth-centered and project-based approach. We offer an experiential, explorative experience, where campers are given the autonomy to create their summer adventure by choosing between class options within each “Sphere of Fun” rotation, while still having the safety and accountability of a traditional camper group with Tribe Guides.

All Campers go on a Beach Field trip the 1st Wednesday of each 2-week Session and our oldest campers (Ages 8+ & GITs)  go on an Adventure Field Trip (to places like Knott’s & Hurricane Harbor) the 2nd Wednesday of each Session.

Four Spheres of Fun: 1. Movement & Teambuilding, 2. Creativity & Expression, 3. Innovation & Exploration, and 4. Group Projects

At Camp Wildfolk, we’re about process over product. We love open-ended activities and provocations, where camper’s ideas and expression takes the lead. Our camp day is hands-on, messy, camper-centered, guided from the side, and encourages camper voice and choice, as much as possible. Campers at Wildfolk have the opportunity to explore, forge deep peer connections, take healthy risks, bond with compassionate adults, develop autonomy, and be authentically themselves.

Ages 4-12/// Guides-in-Training Ages 13-17/// Four 2-week sessions from June 19- Aug 11///  Two Mini-Camp Bonus Weeks Aug 14- 25 Extended Day from 7:45am-5:45pm /// Spring Mini-Camp April 3-14

Discount: Save $50 with Discount Code:  MomsLA2017 . We offer several additional discounts as well, including for early bird, siblings and multi-session.


Children’s Art Institute

Type: Arts & Crafts, Day Camp, Theater


The Children’s Art Institute (CAI) is an arts program for young people. CAI provides a dynamic, nurturing environment that inspires children to discover their unique, creative talents through a variety of hands-on workshops. Our summer program offers three sessions of camp. The program is designed to allow participants to choose their own schedule of workshops based on their interests and desires. We also offer a program specifically for ages 12-17 called Counselor-in-Training.

Registration for camp will start on February 6, 2017 at 10am!

Dates for Westland Campus:
Session 1: June 26 – July 14
Session 2: July 17 – August 4
Session 3: August 7 – 11 (Travel Camp)

CCS Campus
Session 1 – June 19 – July 7
Session 2 – July 10 – July 21
Session 3 – July 24 – August 4


Clay Kid’s Summer Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts


Your child will journey through various pottery-making techniques from pinching pots to working on a real potter’s wheel! Each one-week session is held from 9am-2pm and will include a 15-min snack (provided by Clay) and a 30-min lunch (provided by parents). Each day, our experienced instructors will help children express their creativity and develop pertinent pottery skills.  Children will make a variety of projects including piggy banks, ocarinas, and special gifts for Mom & Dad! In between making pieces, they will also have time to play together in the secured Long Beach Art Park and have an engaging summer break! 

Discount: Special Early-Bird pricing this year! Pay a low price of $195 if registered before April 15th, $220 by May 15th, and $245 by June 13th.

Studio Location:
Clay on First, 406 E 1st St. Unit B, Long Beach, CA 90802

East Village Art Park, 150 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


Coast Sports Summer of Fun and Rookie Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Sports


Each day is unique at our Summer of Fun and Rookie Camp, with a mix of soccer, basketball, flag football, hockey, arts & crafts, “don’t do this at home,” human car wash, mess 4 success, water play, human bowling and more.

We empower kids by providing a nurturing, supportive setting in which they have choice. They can enhance their skills in an area in which they’re already passionate or bounce from soccer to arts & crafts to hockey. We ask, “if we were kids (which we basically still are), what would we want to do?” and go from there.


Designer Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Design, Photography


Designer Camp is a hands-on, creative summer day camp for students ages 11 – 17 who are passionate about design. Located in the West Hollywood Design District, Designer Camp allows students to be immersed in the design industry focusing on creative areas such as Interior Design, Photography, Fashion Styling, Trend Forecasting, Fashion Design, Blogging, Entertainment Set Design, Merchandising, and much more! Designer Camp is a true creative community that welcomes the youth of Los Angeles into the design world.

Designer Camp 101: July 11 – 15 / 9am – 3pm

Fashion/Styling Camp: July 18 – 22 / 9am – 3pm

Interior Design/Visual Arts Camp: July 25 – 29/ 9am – 3pm


Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp: Santa Monica & Pacific Palisades Locations

Type: Arts & Crafts, Beach, Dance, Day Camp, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Sports, Surfing


Fitness by the Sea Kid’s Camp (‘FBS’) is more than just a beach camp. With four beachside locations in Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, an experienced and spirited staff (average age 28), and low camper to staff ratios (6:1), FBS offers a full range of dynamic and creative activities in an encouraging and nurturing environment for children ages 4-14.

Founded in 2000, we are the oldest and largest beach day camp in Southern California and have been called the ‘safest beach camp’ by the Chief of the Los Angeles County Lifeguards.

We offer over 80 different activities all rotating on a daily basis to create a fun outdoor adventure each and every day. We are truly 4 camps in 1 with tons of activities in Team Sports, Individual Sports, Water Activities, and Creative Activities.

We offer the ease of on-line enrollment along with extremely flexible scheduling options. Register your child for any days you wish, with no minimum days or weeks. Change your dates for no additional charge.

OFFERING TRANSPORTATION – Bus stops serving the communities in Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills, Westwood, and Hancock Park areas. Please go to our website for more details.(

Discount: 10% off to MomsLA readers + first-time customers – if you book by May 1st. Must call 310-459-2425 to purchase and may not be combined with other offers.



Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp

Type: Acting, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Day Camp, Theater


Rock out this summer in with the Funky Divas & Dudes!  For Girls & Boys ages 4-10 years old, we offer one week sessions that run from 9am- 3pm. Campers will engage in unique specialized activities that encourage self-confidence, social skills, physical health and using their imagination.

Dress up in popstar clothes and make rockin’ Music Videos!  Other activities include: Dance Classes, Fairytale Theatre, TV Commercials, Acting, Games, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Theme Days, Beach Play (Santa Monica camp) and More!   We guarantee your child will have a blast at Funky Divas & Dudes Camp!

FD&D will also be at more locations in your neighborhood:  The Summer Institute @ CEE, Summer @ Village School, Iverbe Dance Camp, City of Santa Monica, City of Malibu, South Bay YMCA (registration for these camps are done separately through each individual camps websites).

Discount: $25 off (1-time per summer discount).  Use discount code: MomsLA2016.


Green Stem Schoolhouse: Holistic-Living Summer Retreat for Tots!

Type: Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Day Camp


Farm to table schoolhouse .  Yoga practice.  Atelier workshop.

Go back to the roots at Green Stem Schoolhouse. Children ages four and up learn about holistic living as they get their hands dirty in the garden, bellies filled with nutritious food, and their hearts open with art and new friendships.

In the morning, we tap into mind/body/health awareness through weekly Fitness/Chakra themes.  In the afternoon, we create, play, and study in a fully equipped Reggio-inspired art studio and interactive garden.   Everyday, we’ll have a nutrition activity, like juicing and making healthy snacks.  Meals focus on holistic nutrition and are simple, local, and fresh.

A sample menu:
Breakfast: organic eggs, chia seed pudding, avocado toast
Morning snack: kale chips, fruit
Lunch: falafel + dip, salad
Afternoon snack: garden grown veggies + dip, frozen bananas

You can enroll for any number of weeks. Tuition for one week is $450, and $225 for each additional week, or the entire seven weeks for $1,250.

Red Week June 13th-17th
Root Chakra: “Exploring Strength”
Orange Week June 20th-24th
Sacral Chakra: “Exploring Creativity”
Yellow Week June 27th-July 1
Solar Plexus Chakra: “Exploring Energy”
Green Week July 5th-8th
Heart Chakra: “I love”
Blue Week July 11th-15th
Throat Chakra: “I communicate”
Indigo Week July 18th-22nd
Third Eye: “I see”
Violet Week July 25th-29th
The Crown: “I am divine”



Invent & Imagine Camp at the Sunshine Shack

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp


Invent & Imagine camp explores the maker philosophy that connects us to all things creative and imaginative. This includes tinkering, art, inventing, movement and storytelling. Children will explore materials, investigate their interests and build relationships. Our camp is designed for children ages 3-5 years old. Camp runs for 3 weeks; Monday through Friday, July 5th to July 22nd, 9am-2pm with aftercare available until 4pm. We also have a Toddler Program designed for parents and toddlers. This class gives young children an opportunity to experience a school-like setting as they gain the confidence to gradually separate from parents in an emotionally supportive and nurturing environment. Class runs for 3 weeks; Monday-Friday, July 5th to July 22nd, 8:30-10:30am.


KidsArt Camps

Type: Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Creative, Day Camp


June through August, KidsArt expands its program to include a variety of camps. These camps are designed to broaden perception, abilities and affinity for many different media, as well as spark a desire for future investigation and learning as a young artist. We have offered a quality, fine art drawing and painting program to students ages 4 and up for almost 30 years! Camps offered to ages 4 through teens and vary week-to-week. Below are just a few of the camps offered.

Discount: REGISTER BY APRIL 30th AND RECEIVE $25.00 off each camp using promo code MomsLA2016.

Cartoon Clay Sculpture: Students are taught basic sculpting techniques to create and paint some of their favorite cartoon characters. Students will create a pinch pot, a bas relief landscape, and a three-dimensional building.

Anime: Learn to create original Animé characters, including your very own Animé style self-portrait! The basic fundamentals of both traditional American and Japanese style cartooning are taught alongside proportion and anatomy.

Figure Drawing: Learn to draw 3-dimensional heads and figures using simple step-by-step techniques. Media such as graphite, charcoal, pastels, and conte crayons will be used to create self-portraits, and figure drawings.

A Palette of Art: Learn a different media each day including Figure Drawing & Portraiture, Cartooning, Clay Sculpture, Japanese Animé & more!

10 locations in the Los Angeles area. Click below to download a camp schedule at the studio nearest to you. Schedule a Free Introductory Class today (new students only).

Chino Hills
Rancho Cucamonga
Sherman Oaks

See the website for the dates and address of the studio nearest you.