Summer Camps in Los Angeles 2017 Guide

 

Welcome to the annual Guide to Summer Camps in Los Angeles. MomsLA wants you to have all the information at your fingertips, so you’ll find a list of over 200 Summer Camps to choose from! Sports Camps, Day Camps, Sleepaway Camps, Acting Camps, Crafty Camps – you name it, it’s on this list.

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Academic Achievers: Kinder Prep & Early El Camp

Type: Academic

Description:

Give your child a head start this summer at Academic Achievers’ award-winning KinderPrep & Early Elementary Camp.

This whole child approach to learning is both academically and developmentally appropriate, preparing your child for the academic rigor of school along with age appropriate social and emotional skills.  We’ll focus on literacy, math, science, story-telling, foreign language, and more! Your child will be supported in a caring community, while practicing transitions, following directions, listening, public speaking, and other crucial life skills integral to a successful school experience.

With a student to Masters teacher ratio of 4:1, and an individual assessment, your child’s experience will be completely customized and a whole lot of fun!

The Los Angeles Times as well as CBS Local has featured KinderPrep Camp as the place to be!

The camp is held in Academic Achievers indoor/outdoor play space in the Santa Monica Colorado Center, from 9:00-12:00, M-F, Session 1: June 19-23; Session 2: August 14-18; Session 3: August 21-25.

Camp includes daily healthy snacks, mini-assessment, tee-shirt, and digital portfolio.

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Aerial Warehouse Summer Camp

Type: Aerial Arts, Day Camp

Description:

Aerial and Action Arts (aerials, silks, hoop, trapeze, dance, parkour basics, tumbling and trampoline) is a fitness phenomenon whose popularity is exploding across the nation. It combines athleticism with self-expression, effort with art, personal commitment with a sense of community. We are offering 10 weekly sessions in summer for kids ages 6-14. No experience necessary, all levels welcome! 2016 dates June 6-Aug 27.

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Alexa Café: All-Girls Tech Learning Experience

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Tech

Description:

Immerse in this chic concept where girls ages 10-15 discover coding, design, filmmaking, leadership, entrepreneurship, and more. This program is about more than technology. It’s about making the world a better place and innovating solutions to help others in our local communities and beyond our borders. Alexa Café isn’t just an all-girls summer tech camp. It’s a movement.

iD Tech also offers iD Tech Camps (for ages 7-17, multiple LA locations), iD Programming Academy (for teens, held at UCLA), iD Game Design & Development Academy (for teens), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9, held at Caltech).

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Amplify Sleep Away Camp For Girls

Type: Music, Photography, Sleep Away

Description:

Amplify Sleep Away Rock Camp is a one-week overnight program offered to girls ages 11-17 years old and is held at Ojai Valley Boarding High School in Ojai, CA. Here girls of all skill levels have the opportunity to learn guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keys or other instruments. Girls will also form a band, write an original song, and perform at the Final Showcase for friends, families, and fans! Girls are mentored by our amazing all-female staff. Throughout the week, workshops are held on a variety of interesting, helpful, and awesome topics!  Some workshops include: Songwriting, Rock ‘n’ Roll Herstory, Screen Printing & Band Art, Image & Identity, Performance Anxiety & Body Confidence, Media Literacy,DJ-ing, Self-Defense, Zine-Making, Beat Boxing, DIY recording, Alternate Instruments, DIY Band Posters, Button Art, High and low ropes courses and Punk Rock Yoga.  Girls can also sign up for our new photography and film program and choose to be behind the scenes taking pictures and making movies as well. We are very lucky to get to host Amplify at such an exquisite facility. Set in the mountains of Ojai, CA, the school boasts one of the best views in Santa Barbara County.  The girls will have private, air conditioned residence halls, A private pool, a movie theatre for evening films, and state of the art dining. Dormitories are supervised by dorm “parents”. They typically share a dorm room with one other girl.

Discount: Use discount code MomsLA2016 for 10% OFF (which saves $99)!

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Broadway Kids LA

Type: Music, Theater

Description:

Broadway Kids LA, a Children’s Summer Musical Theatre Workshop for ages 6-13, 9:00am-3:00pm, June 20-July22, 2016, held at the Jewish American University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA.  Email: broadwaykidsla@gmail.com

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Camp Mirman

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Camp Mirman is a comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Athletics and Math) day camp open to all Preschool-8th Grade students. For five weeks, Camp Mirman will inspire its campers to delve deep into their artistic selves, discover the world of coding, tinker with Rube Goldberg apparatus, sharpen their woodworking skills, flex their muscles with athletics, and stretch their imaginations in our half-day theatre program.

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Camp Wildcraft

Type: Art & Nature

Description:

At Camp Wildcraft we grow creative, curious, confident & caring kids who feel at home in nature. Set in a tree-filled 12 acre conservation center at Headwaters Corners in Calabasas, we empower kids to discover the hidden natural world—and their hidden strengths. In our immersive weekly program campers build friendships and built forts, find animal tracks, and follow their interests, identify plants and turn leaves into paper and oak galls into ink, sculpt with clay harvested from the local hills, find 12 million year old fossils in Topanga and create a museum of found objects, play with wild freedom and feel joy and wonder daily…

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Camp Wildfolk

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

Description:

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.

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Camp Zimmer

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Each week highlights themes of social responsibility in a unique way (which parents dig), and each camp day features arts of all kinds, creative and scientific exploration and of course, plenty of play time (which kids love!).  With experienced educators and inventive curriculum, summer camp at the Zimmer engages kids in body, mind and heart.

This summer, themes include: Lights, Camera… Create!, Mythical Creatures, iMAGiCnation, Curious California, and more!

Each camp week is Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm with options for aftercare at the Museum.  For ages 3 – 8 years.

Camp Zimmer is offered at the Zimmer Children’s Museum from June 19 – Sept 1, and at Sinai Akiba Academy from June 26 – Aug 11.

At the  Museum, campers enjoy two levels of interactive museum play time and special guests presentations that include puppet shows, a magician, reptiles, and more!

At Sinai Akiba, campers enjoy outdoor play, bounce house, kiddie pool water play, weekly snack socials, guest presenters and more!

 

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Children’s Art Institute

Type: Arts & Crafts, Day Camp, Theater

Description:

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

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Clay Kid’s Summer Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts

Description:

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

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

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Coast Sports Summer of Fun and Rookie Camp

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

Description:

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.

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Designer Camp

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

Description:

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

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Diavolo’s Fox Flyers Adventure Camp

Type: Dance

Description:

Drop your kids off, or stay and play for a movement experience the whole family can enjoy. Learn to Dance, Fly, and Catch on DIAVOLO’S unique sets and structures! Launch into imagination and creation! Learn to trust and work together to accomplish the Impossible! Be Daring, Get Super, and Have Fun!  Recommended for Ages 8-14 years – all levels of experience are welcome! Two locations:  616 Moulton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 & 66 Waverly Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105.

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Drama Q Youth Entertainment Summer Camp

Type: Hosting, Performing Arts

Description:

A prestigious 3 week youth entertainment summer camp held in West LA for kids and teens ages 6-16. This weekly summer camp will consist of a course curriculum that was carefully designed for passionate young individuals who aspire to be successful actors, reporters, hosts, comedians and digital influencers.

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

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

Description:

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.(fitnessbythesea.com)

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.

 

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Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp

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

Description:

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.

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Galileo Camps

Type: Day Camp, Maker

Description:

CAMP GALILEO: SAVE $40 WITH CODE 2016MOMSLA

Camp Galileo inspires a spirit of bold exploration in pre-K through 5th graders. Grouped by grade, campers explore engaging art, science and outdoor activities while learning lasting innovation skills like how to embrace challenges and create without fear. Wrapped in four fresh themes for 2016, every week is an imagination-sparking adventure.

12+ locations in LA and Orange County. Extended care from 8am – 6pm. Optional healthy lunch program. To sign up or learn more, visit www.galileo-camps.com or call 1-800-854-3684.

Locations:

Brentwood
Kenter Canyon Elementary
645 N Kenter Ave
Brentwood 90049
June 20th – August 5th

Pasadena
Lycee International School of Los Angeles: Pasadena Campus
30 Marion Avenue
Pasadena 91106
June 20th – August 5th

Woodland Hills
Louisville High School
22300 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills 91364
June 13 – July 29

Burbank
Lycee International School of Los Angeles: Burbank Campus
1105 West Riverside Drive
Burbank 91506
June 20th – August 5th

Los Feliz
Lycee International School of Los Angeles: Los Feliz Campus
4155 Russell Avenue 90027
June 20th – August 5th

Manhattan Beach
American Martyrs School
1701 Laurel Ave
Manhattan Beach 90266
June 20th – August 5th

Culver City
Turning Point School
8780 National Blvd.
Culver City 90232
June 20th – July 29th

Palos Verdes
Rolling Hills Preparatory School
1 Rolling Hills Prep Way
San Pedro 90732
June 20th – August 5th

Playa Del Rey
Saint Bernard High School
9100 Falmouth Avenue
Playa Del Rey 90293
June 20th – August 5th

Redondo Beach
Madison Elementary School
2200 MacKay Ln
Redondo Beach 90732
June 27th – August 12th

Laguna Niguel
McDowell School
29028 Aloma Avenue
Laguna Niguel 92677
June 13 – August 5th

Laguna Beach
St. Catherine of Siena Parish School
30516 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach 92651
June 27th – August 5th

Rancho Santa Margarita
St. John’s Episcopal School
30382 Via Con Dios
Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
June 27th – August 5th

Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo Christian School
24701 San Doval Lane
Mission Viejo 92691
June 20th – August 5th

Discount: Savings of $40 with discount code 2016MOMSLA.

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Got Game Camp

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Sports, Theater

Description:

Got Game Camp is the premier Los Angeles summer day camp designed for kids of all skills, interests, and experience levels, ages 4-14!

Got Game Camp is an all encompassing camp with two program offerings. You have the choice of joining our all day camp with daily activities ranging from all sports and games to robotics, arts and crafts, science, dance, technology, and much more! In addition, we offer the Got Game Academy, which is a fun, hands-on way to further your child’s academic skills during the summer months. Academy runs Monday thru Thursday from 9:30-12:30 with options of adding our day camp in the afternoons and/or Field Trip Fridays!

A fresh camp experience starts each week, with extended care plus sibling and multi-week discounts available. We have something for everyone, and kids can’t get enough!

Questions and to register: email admin@gotgamecamp.com or call 310-975-8524.

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Gray Studios Summer Camp

Type: Acting

Description:

Meet Ariel Winter from Modern Family or Kenton Duty from Shake it UP and make a real short film with IMDB credit in this acting camp for those who want to transition their theater training into real acting! 

Gray Studios offers one of the most all-encompassing youth camps for actors anywhere! Come join us for a full week of intense & FUN work & learn the secrets that make our students competitive in this industry. Or if you’re just interested in the arts and want a new experience come see what we’re all about. This is a week not to be missed! Make a short film that you star in, health and fitness with a celeb trainer-learn from celebs! Acting, Improv, voice and more!!!!!

Discount: Receive 10% off with discount code MomsLA2016.

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

Type: Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Day Camp

Description:

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.

Dates:
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”

 

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iD Tech Camps

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Sleep Away, Tech

Description:

Develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Curriculum is delivered in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor. Optional Accredited Continuing Education Units available.

iD Tech also offers iD Programming Academy (for teens, held at UCLA), iD Game Design & Development Academy (for teens), Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program, held at Marymount High), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9, held at Caltech).

Discount: Save up to $75 on iD Tech Summer Programs with code CampsMomsLA2016. The savings for iD Tech Mini is $30.

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Invent & Imagine Camp at the Sunshine Shack

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp

Description:

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.

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KidsArt Camps

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

Description:

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).

Arcadia
Chino Hills
Glendora
Montrose
Northridge
Pasadena
Rancho Cucamonga
Sherman Oaks
Tarzana
Valencia

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Kidspace Spring Camp: Messy Mayhem

Type: Art & Nature, Day Camp

Description:

Get messy at Kidspace! In this fun and wacky camp, children will delve deep into the messiest of science experiments, nature investigations, art projects, and cooking creations. After creating their own bubble solution and forming human bubbles, painting themselves into living masterpieces, slipping around in homemade slime, cooking up ooey, gooey snacks, and exploring more messy mayhem, campers will comes home excited and more curious about the world around them! Morning, afternoon, and full day sessions available. Register online at kidspacemuseum.org.

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Learn to Surf LA

Type: Beach, Sports, Surfing

Description:

Our Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica/Venice Surf Camps are a great way for kids aged 5 to 17 years old to spend the day playing and relaxing while learning how to handle themselves competently in the surf. We are professional, CPR & First Aid certified instructors who pride ourselves on teaching effective techniques that will have your child going down the line by the end of the week! Safety is our top priority: we maintain a student to instructor ratio of 4:1 and provide top quality foam surfboards, bodyboards and full length wetsuits. We offer flexible scheduling – you can book your child by the week, individual days, or half day sessions. Reserve your spot now to give your child an unforgettable summer break!

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PeaPods Summer Camp

Type: Maker

Description:

Our youngest summer maker campers get to play with the sand & mud pits, the dry river creeks, rolling mounds, climbing walls and more as they are challenged to bring their creativity alive by making real world inventions. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) is always integrated into the projects, making learning fun!

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PlanetBravo Summer Camp

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Tech

Description:

Techno-tainment Summer Camp runs one-week sessions Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm for students entering grades 2-9. Students sign-up for one week-long course at a time from the list of available options. Students who sign up for multiple weeks may take all different courses, or repeat some of their favorites, since all our classes have a wealth of possible projects to complete. Each day is balanced with a healthy mix of indoor and outdoor activities, including afternoon sports, snack break, and the ever popular computer games of Network Game Time. There are always multiple activity options during these times to ensure all students find something they enjoy. At the end of each week, we hold a closing award ceremony and open house where students can show off their work and are recognized for their accomplishments.

Multiple locations around California: Santa Monica, Pasadena, Playa Vista, Beverly Hills, Encino, Berkeley, Irvine, Manhattan Beach, Fullerton, Ross, and Santa Clarita.

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Project Scientist Academy

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Just for Girls, Tech

Description:

Project Scientist is an all GIRLS Summer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Academy at Caltech in Pasadena.  Girls ages 4 to 12 participate in hands on science activities, meet female STEM professionals, and go on Expeditions to STEM companies and universities, furthering their knowledge, passion, and interest in science.  Check out www.projectscientist.org to see if your daughter would enjoy “geeking out” on science with like minded girls, credentialed teachers, and amazing STEM professionals!

Use discount code MomsLA to receive 10% off the total bill for Summer Academy. (May not be combined with other offers or discounts.)

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RecTennis Summer Camp

Type: Sports

Description:

Serving Up Summertime Fun!
Summer’s too fun and too important a time to waste doing nothing. Instead of letting your kids just hang around, eat junk food and play video games, enroll them in our Summer Camp program! RecTennis can help you:
Give your kids the chance to stay healthy and physically fit
Provide your kids with an opportunity to make new friends
Help your kids build skills that they’ll use in the coming school year and beyond
We currently offer two options:
1.5 Hours (9am—10:30am)
4 Hours (8 am—12 pm)

Camp Location(s):
Memorial Park, 320 N. Orange Pl., Azusa CA 91702

Northside Park, 600 blk & 11th St., Azusa CA 91702

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Renaissance Kids Enrichment Center

Type: Academic

Description:

For students ages 5-13. Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm. Session 1: June 20 – July 8. Session 2: July 11 – July 29. 5% discount for siblings and registration forms received by March 31, 2015.

Discount: $50 off, not good with any other discount or offer. Use MomsLA2016 discount code.

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Rev Robots: CodeREV

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Maker, Robotics, Tech

Description:

One of our most popular camps, Rev Robots allows students to build their favorite robots using Lego Mindstorms and Arduinos. Not only do they build their robots, but students also learn to program them using the Mindsotrm coding framework and the underpinnings of C++ with the Arduino framework. Students explore engineering ability and creativity in this hands-on building camp.

Students engage in multiple types of instruction and interaction that include on and off-screen time and even fun and exciting outdoor games.

Dates: Santa Monica – Jul 11 – 15; Aug 1-5;

Encino: Jun 27 – Jul 1; Jul 25 – 29;

Irvine: Jul 11 – 15;

Beverly Hills: Jul 11 – 15;

Summer Camps open at these locations Summer 2016!
Santa Monica Tech Studio
1639 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90048

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem School
4548 Haskell Ave
Encino, CA 91436

Emanuel Temple
8844 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

LePort School Irvine Spectrum
1 Technology Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

The Sycamore School
3504 Las Flores Canyon
Malibu, CA 90265

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Riko Method School of Piano

Type: Day Camp, Music

Description:

The Riko Method School of Piano will be hosting its second annual Charm & Music Summer Camp from July 18-July 29, weekdays from 9:00AM-2:30PM. Week one will be for students ages 5-9 years old and week two will be for students ages 10-12 years old. Nutritious, tasty, homemade lunches and snacks are included.

In keeping with the Riko Method, Charm & Music will be more than just a music camp. In addition to learning the basics of keyboard study, note reading and rhythm playing, students will also have the opportunity to engage in activities focused on developing stage presence, social etiquette and even table manners. Each weeklong session will culminate with a fun performance and showcase.

10% off when you sign up before the June 24 registration deadline.

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Robotics and STEM Summer Camp at Rolling Robots

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Robotics, Tech

Description:

Rolling Robots’ Robotics and STEM Summer Camps are super fun .  Students age from 5 to 14 can experience hands on learning of robot building and coding.  They will also experience some of the most cutting-edge technology – such as 3D Printing and learn advanced programming tools for App Development and Game Design. Camp topics include : 3D Printing, Minecraft MOD, LEGO Mindstorms, Scratch Animation, Mechanical Robot Building, Arduino Programming and App Development and 3D Game Design. Morning, Afternoon and Full-Day weekly sessions are available. Go to RollingRobots.com/summercamp for camp descriptions and schedules at Camp location near you : West LA, Glendale, Palos Verdes.

West LA | 10955 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 | 1 (310) 474-0198 camp starts June 13

Glendale | 1800 South Brand Blvd. #101, Glendale, CA 91204 | 1 (818) 241-2308   camp starts June 6

Palos Verdes | 700 Silver Spur Rd. #101, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 | 1 (424) 206-9466  camp starts June 13

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Second City Summer Improv Camp

Type: Improv

Description:

Our summer camps attract students from all over the world to learn improv, make friends & perform on our stage! Camp ends with a free show where the students show off what they’ve learned!

Ages 8-18 • grouped by ages 8-10, 11-13, 14-18 • Mon-Fri • 9am-3:30pm • No Experience Needed

Each day, the students rotate through three subjects:

  • Improv: An Intro to the rules of Improv; saying yes, working together, listening, and having fun.
  • Sketch Comedy: An intro to the basics of writing sketch comedy scenes.
  • Musical Improv: Learn to spontaneously put words to music.

Questions? Call 323.464.8542 and we’d be happy to help you.

2016 Camp dates
Camp #1: June 6-10
Camp #2: June 13-17
Camp #3: June 20-24
Camp #4: June 27-July 1
Camp #5: July 5-8*
Camp #6: July 11-15
Camp #7: July 18-22
Camp #8: July 25-29
Camp #9: Aug 1-5
Camp #10: Aug 8-12
Camp #11: Aug 15-19

*July 5-8 meets only Tues-Fri and is prorated to $280

TUITION: 1-week camps • $350, 2-week camps • $700
* There is a 15% discount on a second child in the same camp.
** Any referrals stating your name upon signing up will get you a $25 discount on your next enrollment.

EARLY DROP OFF AVAILABLE!
You can drop your student off as early as 8:30 free of charge.

AFTER CARE 3:30 – 5pm: $75 for 1-week camps, $150 for 2-week camps

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SoCal Rugby Camps – West LA

Type: Day Camp, Sports

Description:

Rugby is officially the fastest growing sport in the US, and you don’t need to know how to play rugby to enjoy our camp. Campers will not only develop coordination, agility and fitness at our camp, but will learn the meaning of team work, respect and sportsmanship.

This day camp for ages 8 – 18 includes indoor and outdoor games, team building and plenty of exercise. Our Food For Champions program also involves lectures on eating well for sport and life, while serving delicious food to back it up!

 

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SOCAPA School of Creative & Performing Arts

Type: Acting, Performing Arts

Description:

Come join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA – The School of Creative & Performing Arts! SOCAPA offers 1-3 week Summer Program intensives in Filmmaking, Acting, Music, Dance, Photography and Screenwriting. Campers of all experience levels are challenged to advance their craft through hands-on learning with teachers who are leaders in their fields. With these Intensives comes the best of summer – a time for friendship and fun with activities every night and weekend. Los Angeles campers can enjoy trips to Venice Beach and the Walk of Fame, along with visits from guest artists, karaoke nights, and much more! Follow the link below for a tour of our LA campus, visit our site, or call our NY office for more information!

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Steve & Kate’s Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp

Description:

Our camp conforms to kids, not the other way around. Instead of a rigid structure, we give our campers choice. Instead of teaching kids the typical way, we give them tools and gentle guidance to help them become autodidacts, people who teach themselves. The difference is subtle–and it’s profound. There are a gazillion ways for kids to design a day at camp. One camper might dive into breadmaking and animation while another flies down a water slide and scores a goal in our inflatable soccer stadium. It’s up to them.

We don’t expect you to know when or what time you can get your troops to camp. That’s why our policy is as flexible as you need it to be. You can buy a whole summer membership or you can purchase as many day passes as you want and use them whenever. Didn’t use them? No sweat. We’ll give you a full refund for unused passes. And best of all, you don’t even have to tell us when you’re coming. Ta-da. Camp just got easier.

Grades Pre-K through 7th. 40+ locations. Founded in 1980.

415-389-KIDS. Register at www.steveandkate.com.

Beverly Hills – Good Shepherd Catholic School (June 20 – Aug 19)

Los Angeles – Hancock Park – Third Street Elementary School (June 14 – Aug 12)

Los Angeles – Silver Lake – Clifford Math and Technology Magnet (June 14 – Aug 12)

Los Angeles – Westside – Beethoven Elementary School (June 14 – Aug 12)

Manhattan Beach – Grand View Elementary (June 20 – Aug 12)

Pasadena – Sequoyah School (June 20 – Aug 26)

Redondo Beach – Beryl Heights Elementary (June 20 – Aug 26)

Valley Village – The Country School (June 13 – Aug 19)

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Studio LOL Improv Comedy Camp

Type: Improv, Theater

Description:

This popular improv comedy program has been named the “Best Kids Improv Classes in LA” by Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly.  Studio LOL campers study one week of improv comedy in an upbeat atmosphere, where the just-for-fun energy of camp creates a perfect space for beginners to jump right in.  A typical day at Studio LOL might include: acting out a silly news broadcast, creating an infomercial with crazy props, or creating a scene about potato farmers.  Campers ages 8+ perform in a comedy show for parents on Friday.  Separate camp weeks are available for ages 5-18.

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Summer at Viewpoint

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Music, Sports

Description:

Welcome to Viewpoint summer programs! Our beautiful campus rests in a canyon in the Santa Monica mountains giving our location a real “campy” feel while still maintaining easy access to the greater Los Angeles area. Our state-of-the-art classrooms and outdoor facilities blend beautifully with the surrounding ridges and trees. From academic programs to sports camps, and from day camps to fine art workshops there is something for everyone at Viewpoint summer camps.

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SummerDance Camp

Type: Dance

Description:

SummerDance Camp offers students ages 6-11 years old with multi-level classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Art and Life Skills daily. Our award winning program hires only professional dancers who have undergone teacher training and are finger printed and background checked. Check out our website for more information.

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Supreme Sports Camp

Type: Sports

Description:

Supreme Sports Camp is located at The Curtis School.  With state of the art facilities, including 2 football/soccer fields, baseball diamond, swimming pool and air conditioned gymnasium, the activities we can provide are unlimited.   We offer two types of Sports Camps: Junior Camp and Specialty Camp. Our Junior Camp is designed for boys & girls in K-1st grade.  They participate in a variety of sports and cooperative games which include; flag-football, basketball, soccer, t-ball, hockey, obstacle ball, jungle hunt and much more.  Swimming activities and swim instruction take place daily.  Our Specialty Camp is available to boys & girls in grades 2-6.  Our specialty training camps are geared towards all sport specific skills, fundamentals and team strategies throughout each week.  Supreme Sports coaches are full time teaching/coaching professionals throughout the LA area.  We keep our enrollment to a maximum of 36 per week for the Junior Camp and 45 participants for the Sports Specialty Camp.

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Tocaloma Summer Day Camp

Type: Day Camp

Description:

When Tocaloma was founded in 1945, there was one goal: to offer the finest day camp possible. In reaching for that goal, a more nurturing and challenging experience has evolved. One that allows for individual differences in ability and enjoyment and still remains true to values of fair play, adventure, and mutual respect and friendship.  From yoga to basketball to drama and crafts, Tocaloma offers a traditional camp experience in an inclusive and supportive environment. 2016 Dates are:  June 20 to August 19.

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Tumbleweed Day Camp

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Tumbleweed is a traditional day camp for children in PK-8th grade. Located on 100 acres of nature in the Santa Monica Mountains, Tumbleweed builds happy kids by developing character and community through activities like horseback riding, daily swimming, climbing centers, art, theater, creative play, nature studies, and so much more! Our program is designed to support campers of all ages as they learn new skills and create new friendships. 10-Day minimum.

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Young Actors Camp

Type: Acting

Description:

Young Actors Camp (YAC) is a residential summer camp that  is the most unique of it kind. We take passionate young actors who dream of pursuing the Los Angeles film industry and lead them on a path to success. Through on-camera work under real film production crews and the most immersive class time, our young actors develop highly competitive resumes. We have programs for parents too!

Young Actors Camp on the University of LaVerne Campus.

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Zaniac Summer STEM Camps

Type: Academic, STEM, Tech

Description:

Zaniac Summer STEM Camps are the perfect combination of learning and fun!

Keep your students learning over the summer break. Our summer camps feature all of our engaging programs that nurture your K–8 child’s love of math and technology in a fun, technology friendly campus. Choose between half-day (morning or afternoon) and full-day camps. Your kids are on vacation but their minds don’t have to be.

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Alphabetical Listing of Summer Camps

A Noise Within
ABC’s of Dance
Academic Achievers
ACE
Aerial Warehouse
Alliance Francaise of Los Angeles
Aloha Beach Camp
Anderson Adventure Camp H2O
Aquarium of the Pacific Summer Day Camps
AquaSurf School Camp
Arden Kaywen Vocal Studio
Areteem Institute
Arroyo Seco Racquet Club
Art Camp
Art Works Studio & Classroom 
Astro Camp
Autism Academy
Aviation Summer Camp
A Yummy Future
Bar 717 Ranch
Baseball Central
Billy Beez
Bizzy Girl Entrepreneur Camp
Boulderdash
Boy Scouts of America Summer Camps
Brentwood Art Center
Brentwood School
Brentwood Sunshine Preschool
Bricks 4 Kidz
Broadway Kids
Buckley School
C5 Youth Programs
Cali Camp
California Science Center
Camp Agawak
Camp Akiba
Camp Bravo
Camp Calabasas
Camp Crescent Moon
Camp del Corazon
Camp DNI
Camp Flix
Camp Funtime
Camp Gan Israel
Camp Helping Hands
Camp James in Newport
Camp Keystone
Camp Kinneret 
Camp Lakers
Camp Med-o-Lark
Camp Mirman
Camp Ocean Pines
Camp Roadrunner
Camp Shi’ini
Camp Summertime
Camp Wekeela
Camp Wildcraft
Camp Wildfolk
Camp Wise
Camp Woodsey
Campbell Hall Summer
Canyon Creek
Catalina Island Camp
Catalina Sea Camp
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Chatsworth Hills Academy
Cheer Mania
Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom
Cheryl Fudge
Child Educational Center’s Summer Exploration Camps
Child Success Center
Children’s Art Institute
Children’s Corner Preschool
Chinese Language Academy
Cirque Camp – Pasadena Playhouse
City Ballet of Los Angeles
Claire Fontaine
Clay on First
Coast Sports Camp
CodeREV
Colburn School
ComputerWise Kids
Compton Jr. Posse
Connected Camps
Contra Tiempo
Creation Station – Studio City
Crescendo Young Musicians Guild
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
CS at SC
Culinary Kids Academy
Cynthia Bain Acting Camps
D’angon Academy for Language Acquisition
Delphi Summer Camp
Designer Camp
Destination Science
Diavolo Summer Camp
Digital Dragon
Discovery Camps
Dodgers Youth Baseball Camp
Dojo To Go
Drama Q
Ecole du Soleil
Education Unlimited
Elements Gathering
Encore Entertainers
Esperanza Azteca
Equestrian Center Horse Camp
Euro Soccer USA
Exploratory
Farm Camp
Fashion Camp Los Angeles
Fashion Ko-Lab
FBA 360 Fashion Camp
Fitness By The Sea
Flight School Gymnastics
Fowler Museum
Freedom Surf Camp
Full-Circle Pottery
Funky Divas & Dudes
Gabriella SummerDance Camp
Galileo Camps
Garden School Foundation City Seedlings Camp
Girl Group
Girls Rock SB
Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles Summer Camps
Glee Summer Camp
Global Leadership Adventures
Global Study Tours
Go Skate
Golden Key Art
Golf Academy LA
Got Game Camp
Gold Arrow Camp
GRAMMY Camp
Green Stem Schoolhouse
Gray Studios LA
Griffith Park Boys Camp
Highland Hall
Hollywood Soccer Academy
Hollywoodland for Girls
Hoop Farm
Huntington Library Explorers Day Camp
i2Camp
ID Tech Camps
Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
Indian Acres & Forest Acres
Institute for Educational Advancement
International Culinary Center Teen Cooking Camp
Integrated Learning Solutions
Iverbe Sports Camp
Jameson Ranch Camp
Japanese Foundation Los Angeles
Julian Krinsky Camps
Jumpin GymKids
Kallpachay
Kenmont Kenwood Camps
KidsArt Classes
Kids Can Code
Kids Muse at Fowler
Kids On Stage
Kidspace
Kitchen Kid
La Cañada Presbyterian Church
LACMA Art Camp
Laura Jean Music Academy
Leap Foundation
Leaps n Boundz
Learn to Surf LA
Limitless Horizons Ixil
LMU
Los Angeles City Department of Recreation & Parks
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden Summer Nature Camp
Los Angeles County Junior Golf Program
Los Angeles Kings Hockey Camp
Los Angeles School of Gymnastics
Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy Center
Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody Camps
Lyon’s Gymnastics Academy
Mad Science
Magicopolis Summer Magic Camp
Malibu Canyon Camp
Mammoth Mountain Kids Summer Camp
Michelle Danner Acting School
Milken Full STEAM
Mission Renaissance Summer Art Camp
Modeling Camp
Mountain Camp
Mountain & Sea Adventure Camps
Musical Theater Los Angeles
MusiCamp LA
Natural History Museum Los Angeles County
Neighborhood Rock School Summer Camp
Oasis Trilingual School
Ola Spanish Immersion
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Page Museum
Paint Lab
Pali Adventures Camp
PeaPods Schoolhouse
Perfect Day Surf Camp
Plantation Camp
Planet Bravo Summer Camp
Play by Play
Play Well TEKnologies Summer Camps
Polytechnic Summer Camp
Powers Women’s Network
Prime Time Sports Camp
Professor Egghead
Project Scientist
Rayuela School
Real Girl
reDiscover Center

Renaissance Kids
Riko Method School of Piano
River Way Ranch Camps
Roam Travel Adventures
Rock Nation School Summer Camp
Rolling Robots
Rose Bowl Tennis Camp
Rustic Pathways
San Pascual Stables
Sandy Days Kids Camp
Santa Catalina School
Santa Monica College Basketball Camp
Santa Monica Pier Summer Programs
Second City Hollywood Summer Boot Camp
Sessions Songwriting
Sewciety Studio
Sierra Adventure Camps
Singers Performance Camp
Skatelab Summer Camp
Skirball Cultural Center
Skylake Yosemite Camp
SoCal Rugby Camp
Spartan All Stars
Star Camps
Stem Center USA
Steve & Kate’s Camp
Sterling Studio Actors (On The Set Acting Camp)
String Project Los Angeles
Studio LOL Comedy Camps
Summer Acting Camp
Summer Arts Conservatory at LACSHA
Summer at Brentwood
Summer at Crossroads
Summer at Viewpoint
Summer of Surf Beach Camp
Summer Institute for the Gifted UCLA
Summerkids Camp
Summer Program at Harvard Westlake
Summer ZooCamp at the Los Angeles Zoo
Sunshine Shack Preschool
Super Soccer Stars
Supreme Sports
Surf Happens
SwordPlay LA Fencing and Fitness Summer Camps
Tall Ships Adventure Camp
Teen Entrepreneur Academy
Theater 360
The Help Group
The Klub Gym
The Learning Castle
The J. Paul Getty Center and Villa Summer Camps/Programs
The Unincorporated Life
The Webb Schools
Tocaloma
Tom Sawyer Camp
Tregnan Golf Academy
Tall Ships Youth Camp
Tumbleweed Day Camp
UCLA Bruins Athletic Camps
UCLA Young Scholars
UCode
Urban Kitchen
USA Chess Camp
US Performing Arts Camps
US Tennis Association Pacific Northwest
Valley Actors
Valley Trails Tarzana
Vibes365 Summer Camp
Voors Theater Arts
Vox Box Arts
Walden School
Walton’s Grizzly Lodge
Waukeela Camp
Waverly Summer Art Camp
Wilderness Adventures
Windells Ski & Snow Camp
Windsor Mountain
Woodward West
WorldSpeak School
YMCA Camp High Sierra
YMCA Camp Round Meadow
YMCA Camp Whittle
Young Actors Camp
Young Chef’s Academy Camp Can-I-Cook
Young Writer’s Camp – Cal State LA
Zaniac Camp
Zimmer Children’s Museum Camp Zimmer

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