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.
New this year: The Summer Fun & Camp Fair, which took place on March 12th! We partnered with SoCal Moms and City Moms app to bring you all the best Summer Fun and Summer Camps in Los Angeles – in person! We hope you came out and had a ball that day, but if you missed it – stay tuned for next year!
Search for Camps by Category, or Scroll Down for an Alphabetical Listing.
- Academic (12)
- Acting (3)
- Animals (1)
- Art & Nature (2)
- Arts & Crafts (8)
- Arts Education (1)
- Beach (2)
- Coding (1)
- Cooking (2)
- Creative (4)
- Dance (4)
- Day Camp (38)
- Design (2)
- Equestrian (1)
- Fashion (1)
- Gymnastics (1)
- Improv (2)
- Language (2)
- Maker (4)
- Martial Arts (1)
- Music (3)
- Nature (1)
- Performing Arts (1)
- Photography (2)
- Robotics (2)
- Sleep Away (9)
- Sports (7)
- STEAM (1)
- STEM (6)
- Surfing (3)
- Tech (7)
- Theater (5)
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.Connect:
Amplify Sleep Away Music and Creative Arts Camp is a 1-5 week overnight program offered to girls ages 10-17 years old.It 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 & Button Making, DJ-ing, Beatmaking, Music Video Making, Beat Boxing, DIY recording, Alternate Instruments, High and low ropes courses and Punk Rock Yoga.
Girls can also sign up for our photography, film, and journalism programs and choose to be behind the scenes taking pictures, writing 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 and classrooms, 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 MomsLA2017 for 5% OFF (which saves $60)!Connect:
AQUA SURF School provides safe, fun and educational surf camps for kids and teens ages 5 to 17. Our students develop lifelong skills, lasting memories and treasured friendships.
Our instructors tailor the experience based on the needs of each individual, while maintaining a group/family-style atmosphere. We accommodate complete beginners to kids and teens learning at a pro-level.
We encourage everyone to have fun, let loose and be themselves. It’s especially important for young people to learn surfing and water safety skills in a protected environment. With this combination, our camps are an experience they will cherish forever.
2017 Spring Break Dates:
April 3 – April 7
April 10 – April 14
2017 Summer Break Dates:
June 12 – June 16
June 19 – June 23
June 26 – June 30
July 3 – July 7
July 10 – July 14
July 17 – July 21
July 24 – July 28
July 31 – August 4
August 7 – August 11
August 14 – August 18
August 21 – August 25
August 28 – September 1
September 4 – September 8
Type: Day Camp
At Cali Camp, each camper will experience a variety of over 50 mini-adventure with activities and exciting special events to express their individual interests and curiosity. Whether visiting for the whole summer or just a week, every camper will reconnect with the environment’s wonder and reclaim the magic it offers.
Our philosophy supports an optimistic and educational FUN time for all campers, no matter who they are, what they like or whether they are outgoing or shy. We believe that children learn when they are experiencing things in a fun, carefree environment.
We believe in generating a summer that each camper can share with friends for months after they leave Cali. To us, success is happiness resonating not just during but also after a Cali kids camp experience.
Camp rates include transportation from stops throughout the San Fernando Valley and LA city.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
Camp Funtime provides children ages 3-13 a traditional summer day camp experience. Our well-rounded summer program gives our campers the opportunity to learn new skills while experiencing personal growth all in a fun and safe environment. Located in Encino at the Westmark School, our campers will enjoy our beautiful gated facility. Happy and active kids have been our business since 1958.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
A Traditional Day Camp with a Service Learning Twist.
Camp Helping Hands (CHH) began as a summer camp project and has become Southern California’s premier service-learning summer camp for children ages 6 -14. The goal behind CHH is to get young children involved in their community by way of service-learning. Through service projects and field trips, Camp Helping Hands leaves participants with a positive and lasting impression by having them work together to help make a difference in their community where it is needed most.Connect:
Our summer camps offer something for everyone, including Science, Swimming, Paintball, Horseback Riding, and many other fun activities! Our staff is committed to providing every camper with the SAFEST and most amazing summer camp experience! Our Camp programs are all-inclusive providing breakfast, lunch, snacks, and regularly scheduled field trips at no additional cost.
We are now offering a Full Sleepaway Camp experience in the Big Bear Mountains!! The Sleepaway Camp your child has been asking for, now comes as part of the safe and trusted summer camp experience you know and love at Camp Kids Klub. Call for more information!
La Salle High School: 3880 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Kids Klub South Pasadena: 1515 Garfield Ave, South Pasadena CA 91030Connect:
Camp Lango is a terrific way for kids ages 4 – 10 to acquire a new language, or improve their second language skills while having a summer time blast!
Indoor and outdoor games, cooking, music and dance, theater, and lots of cultural arts and crafts will make camp unforgettable.
We offer Spanish, French, Italian, German or Mandarin in small groups, native speaking counselors, and tons of fun in a full immersion setting.
Enroll today for one week or for all four weeks. At Camp Lango each week is a different destination!
June 19 -30
Church of the Nazareth?3700 E Sierra Madre Blvd?Pasadena, CA 91107
July 5 – 28
Lutheran Church?1700 Foothill Blvd?La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Type: Day Camp
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.Connect:
Type: Sleep Away
We’re Camp Ocean Pines on the central coast of California and we love awkward kids. We also love hyper kids and shy kids. We love creative kids and athletic kids – kids who ask too many questions and kids who are nervous about being away from home. We love the messy kids, the movie quoting kids, the kids who would rather be wearing a cape, and of course the kids who always want to be outside.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
Established in 1965 as one of the best traditional day camps in Southern California. Now located on 120 private acres in the Malibu / Agoura Hills area at Calamigos Ranch. Calamigos Ranch was home for one of the earliest camps in California dating back to the 1940’s. This strong tradition continues with Camp Summertime. Camp Summertime is dedicated to providing a safe, loving, and enriching environment. We promote each child’s social, emotional, creative and physical development through individual and team activities. Campers build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-respect within this supportive environment.
Bus transportation is available each day from most areas including the San Fernando Valley, Malibu and the Conejo Valley. Flexible scheduling allows campers to enroll from 2 to 5 days per week. Summer 2017 dates run from June 19 – August 18.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
Our growth-centered philosophy is rooted in the fundamental concept that every moment in a child’s life is a teachable moment; every moment is an opportunity for learning, growth, discovery, joy, wonder and self-esteem to blossom. And that’s what we do. We spend our days seeking out opportunities to nourish those things in every child and to help every child blossom into the happiest, most confident version of themselves.Connect:
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.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
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!
Type: Sleep Away
Canyon Creek Summer Camp provides a safe, non-competitive environment where boys and girls build confidence and independence, learn teamwork and develop problem-solving skills. A premier California overnight summer camp.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
Taught by professional cheerleaders, including founder and former Laker Girl Michelle Boehle, you’ll learn jumps, cheers, dance, & intro to stunting. Campers will perform a cheer/dance routine on the last day, learn how to make pom poms, create banners, work on teamwork…
…and maybe even take home the SPIRIT STICK!
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)
Session 1 – June 19 – July 7
Session 2 – July 10 – July 21
Session 3 – July 24 – August 4
LA’s premier week-long summer tech camps for budding programmers, future video game designers, app developers, robotics engineers, 3D modelers & animators, and just plain technology fans!
Our curriculum is incredibly fun AND educational, focusing on strengthening STEM. It is even supported by educational specialists out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and MIT Media Lab. We take great pride in hearing from others that we are the most educational tech camp out there. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that we don’t allow fun at our camps. Our project-based learning model allows students to have a blast as they create their own unique projects using code, robotics, or digital art!
Locations: Redondo, Chatsworth, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Encino
ALL SUMMER LONG!Connect:
Robotics, coding and programming are fast becoming part of the standard curriculum in education today. Give your child an edge with the #1 Technology Camps in LA. Our camps are educational and fun. We have weekly camps on: Minecraft Programming, S.T.E.M Learning, Robotics, 3D Print, App & Game Design, Stop Motion Movies, Python, Java, Coding w/Drones and more. Camps have half and full day options. Each camp incorporates a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Computer time is balanced with sports, arts, crafts and science. Special activities & themes are planned for each day of the week. Sign Up Today!
Woodland Hills: Computerwisekids Tech Center. 22136 Clarendon Street. Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Northridge: Beckford Charter Elementary School. 19130 Tulsa St, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
West Hollywood: The Center for Early Education. 563 North Alfred Street, West Hollywood, CA 90048Connect:
Concordia University offers an entrepreneurship/business Day Camp for kids (grades 5-8) and an overnight program for high school-Teen Entrepreneur Academy, both at their Irvine campus. Your kids will enjoy an interactive one-week business program of learning the principles of entrepreneurship and starting and running their own real-work business; July 24-28; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The high school component is a residential summer academy, July 23-29, open to teenagers interested in learning real-world business principles from successful entrepreneurs. This fun, activity-packed experience allows participants to work in small groups and write actual business plans – with the best one winning a $1,500 prize! Email: Stephen.Christensen@cui.edu.
A hands-on, creative summer day camp for teens passionate about design. Designer Camp is a curated boutique style camp that allows teens (ages 11 – 17) to be immersed in the design industry exploring the exciting worlds of Art, Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Photography, Visual Arts, Styling, Trend Forecasting, Entertainment Set Design, Merchandising, and much more!
Designer Camp partners with top experts in the design industry, giving students a rare opportunity to engage and learn through hands on workshops, design talks from keynote speakers, and behind-the-scenes experiences.
Designer Camp 101: July 10 – 14 / 9am – 3pm
Fashion & Styling Camp: July 17 – 21 / 9am – 3pm
Interior Design Camp: July 24 – 28 / 9am – 3pm
Photography Camp: July 31 – August 4 / 9am – 3pmConnect:
DESTINATION SCIENCE – The fun science day camp for curious kids 5 to 11!
Since 2000 DS kids have been experiencing “Aha!” moments of understanding, creativity and curiosity while engineering, building and experimenting with astonishing gadgets, and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Enroll now in all 4 camps for best savings!
For additional info & to register: 888.909.2822 www.destinationscience.org
Robotic Mystery Camp! Build a Robot & see in 3D with Virtual Reality.
Crazy Contraption & Demolition Camp! Build, demolish, build again & take home your own space fort.
Coaster Science & Mad Chemistry Camp! Construct your own ride & mix up molecules.
Journey Into Space & Movie Making Camp! Build a Mars Rover & be a Star director.
Over 20 Great LA Locations:
Westside: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood
South Bay: El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach
San Fernando Valley: Encino, Northridge, Studio City, Woodland Hills
Foothills: Altadena, Arcadia, Claremont, Glendale, La Canada, Pasadena, Pomona, San Marino
Children from all over the world come together to meet on our two garden campuses, close enough to walk to the beach and jump in the waves, filling their lungs with restorative sea air while experiencing nature.
In this children’s art and adventure camp emerging interests are gratified through the discovery of architecture, games, gardening, oceanography, painting, science, sewing, splashing in the water, sports, and playing with new friends, sharing cultures and languages. Native English, French and Spanish teachers have a ratio of one to 5 students; organic, European meals are cooked daily. Bienvenue!Connect:
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.
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.Connect:
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.
Kenter Canyon Elementary
645 N Kenter Ave
June 20th – August 5th
Lycee International School of Los Angeles: Pasadena Campus
30 Marion Avenue
June 20th – August 5th
Louisville High School
22300 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills 91364
June 13 – July 29
Lycee International School of Los Angeles: Burbank Campus
1105 West Riverside Drive
June 20th – August 5th
Lycee International School of Los Angeles: Los Feliz Campus
4155 Russell Avenue 90027
June 20th – August 5th
American Martyrs School
1701 Laurel Ave
Manhattan Beach 90266
June 20th – August 5th
Turning Point School
8780 National Blvd.
Culver City 90232
June 20th – July 29th
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
Madison Elementary School
2200 MacKay Ln
Redondo Beach 90732
June 27th – August 12th
29028 Aloma Avenue
Laguna Niguel 92677
June 13 – August 5th
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 Christian School
24701 San Doval Lane
Mission Viejo 92691
June 20th – August 5th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-975-8524.Connect:
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!!!!!
Winning films will be submitted to Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance.Connect:
Whether you’re passionate about coding and engineering or video game design and development, go from “enthusiast” to “expert” this summer at an iD Tech Academy. At these intensive two-week programs for teens ages 13–18, you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Build real-world skills in an inspiring, prestigious university setting
• Learn from world-class faculty and network with peers
• Gain priceless Industry insights with studio tours and guest speakers (varies by location)
• Join a community of iD Tech alumni who are landing dream jobs at Facebook, Google, EA, and Ubisoft, launching startups, founding nonprofits, and much more.
This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of more than 275,000 alumni. At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more! These weeklong, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide and in the Los Angeles area, including UCLA, Caltech, and LMU. Tech-savvy instructors teach curriculum in small groups of just 8 students per instructor and campers enjoy long-term benefits that extend into future careers.Connect:
IDA KIDS CLUB of DANCE offers multiple exciting styles of dance to Ages 6-12. The IDA KIDS learn choreography, build confidence, make friends and create a magical MUSIC VIDEO at the end of their week! Not only do they have the time of their lives, but they also receive professional training from experienced Hollywood choreographers! Your road to dancing stardom awaits for you at IDA! Check out these videos:
Jr Posse Youth Equestrian provides youth and teens, ages 7-16 years with an experiential Summer Day Camp opportunity. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, campers learn Ranch Management, Horsemanship, Riding Skills, and Fitness, and are encouraged to live Healthy active lifestyles, Children are engaged daily in hands-on learning activities at a REAL RANCH Camp!
Led by a team of dedicated and experience Equestrian Staff members and assisted by Jr Counselors, children will be supported and encouraged in a fun and engaging, outdoor environment.
Petting Zoo on Site!
Camp CJP also:
Promotes New Friendships and Teamwork,
Improves Self Confidence,
Inspires Respect for the Environment and Others
Type: Day Camp
Kallpachay Spanish Immersion Camp has been about adventure from day one. Spanish with us comes directly from our name which is actually from the Incan language and means to persevere and inspire. The effort and expertise that goes into fulfilling our promise of quality language education is why kids stay with us. Our recipe for success continues to be about combining creative activity with Spanish. Add into the mix a healthy handful of experienced and dedicated teachers that know just how to zest it up with their unique, flavorful spirit. Multiple locations around Los Angeles.Connect:
Taught by software industry veterans, our courses provide an introduction to computer programming using real world examples and technologies that are designed to grow with your child. We believe that a basic understanding of computer science provides a set of fundamental skills that is vital: being able to think critically about problems is the first step to finding solutions. Two locations: 5041 Sunnyslope Ave, Sherman Oaks, 91423 and 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena 91103.Connect:
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.Connect:
The LA Clippers Youth Basketball Summer Camps offer an exciting way for kids 6-14 years of age to take their game to the next level. The camps, which are open to children of all different skill levels feature an All-Star group of coaches including former Clippers Players Lamond Murray and Cherokee Parks. Participants will receive top level instruction on shooting mechanics, footwork, ball-handling, defense, passing and mental approach to the sport. Camps will take place Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm and will be held throughout LA, Orange County, the I.E. and San Diego. Register today before the camps sell out.
|The Map||Garden Grove||6/12-6/16||12552 Western Ave, 92841|
|Westwood Rec Center||Los Angeles||6/12-6/16||1350 S Sepulveda Blvd, 90025|
|Agoura Community Center||Calabasas||6/19-6/23||27040 Malibu Hills Rd, 91301|
|MMTSC||Irvine||6/19-6/23||14522 Myford Rd, 92606|
|Champions Sports Facility||Carson||6/26-6/30||1533 E Del Amo Blvd, 90746|
|CSUN||Northridge||7/10-7/14||18111 Nordhoff St, 91325|
|Pacific Palisades Rec Center||Pacific Palisades||7/17-7/21||851 Alma Real Dr, 90272|
|Westwood Rec Center||Los Angeles||7/24-7/28||1350 S Sepulveda Blvd, 90025|
|Drayson Center||Loma Linda||7/31-8/4||25040 Stewart St, 92354|
|Crescenta Valley High School||La Crescenta||7/31-8/4||2900 Community Ave, 91214|
|Corky Smith Gymnasium||San Marcos||7/31-8/4||274 Pico Ave, 92069|
Learn to Surf LA is the longest running surf school in Santa Monica. We have been providing surf lessons since 2002 and summer youth surf camp since 2004. We hold the first permit ever issued in Santa Monica for surf camps.
We have been honing our services for well over a decade and our program shows it. It is safe, fun and effective. Our maximum student to instructor ratio of 5:1 maximizes instruction without compromising safety while at the same time providing unmatched value. Our camp prides itself in providing the best surf instruction in Los Angeles County, and we have been praised by lifeguards and past parents for being more than just a day camp: we actually teach our kids how to surf. By the end of a week with us, they will not only have had the time of their lives, they’ll be able to handle themselves competently in the water.
• Spring Break Surf Camp: March 27th to April 14th
• Summer Surf Camp: June 12th to September 1st
• Santa Monica/Venice Beach
• Manhattan Beach/El Porto
Our camp is:
• Full days are 9:30-3:30
• Half days are 9:30-12:30 and 12:30 to 3:30.
• 8am Early dropoff
• 5pm Late pickup
• Flexible scheduling
• Ages 5-17
Get a $50 off any full week booked online using promo code MOMSLAConnect:
Type: Day Camp
Join us for 35 hours of recreation, Bible curriculum, worship experiences, high energy music and large groups facilitated by highly trained staff in partnership with you and your volunteers. Recreation includes 3 inflatables with water play, a climbing wall, Euro-bungee and more.
Ages: Children 4 – 12 years old
Cost: $225/child, includes a t-shirt (scholarships available)Connect:
Type: Sleep Away
Pali Adventures is an overnight summer camp located in the Southern California mountains. Summer camp takes place in Running Springs, near Big Bear, and we offer staffed charter bus transportation to camp from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. International and out-of-state campers can be picked up by our staff directly from LAX and ONT local airports.
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.Connect:
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.
2017 Camp dates
July 31-August 4
*The 3-day July 5-7 camp is prorated to $210
* 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 campsConnect:
Type: Arts & Crafts
Our Sewing Camps strive to empower students with new skills, fashion knowledge, and provide them with a creative experience. No experience is necessary. Return students will create different projects and continue learning new techniques and constructions to further advance his/her sewing skills. Cost is included all materials.
Spring – 4/10/17 – 4/14/17 (M-F) from 9:30am to 12pm
Summer 1 – 6/19/17 – 6/23/17 (M-F) from 9:30am to 12pm
Summer 2 – 7/17/17 – 7/21/17 (M-F) from 9:30am to 12pm
Price: $295/per Session
Rugby is officially one of the fastest growing team sports in the USA, 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 while having tons of fun!
This day camp is for ages 8 – 15 and includes team building, fun games, video sessions and a beach day. Our Food For Champions program also involves lectures on eating well for sport and life, while serving delicious food to back it up!
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!Connect:
Type: Day Camp
With over 30 years of educational programs, STAR Education’s SUMMER CAMPS are the premier camp choice for the Los Angeles area. With over 30 camps to choose from in 18 locations STAR has something for everyone. You can choose to have your child stay at one location throughout the entire summer and enjoy different camps, or tailor a unique summer experience by having them attend various camps at nearby locations. At STAR, the choice is yours!Connect:
Kids come into this world brimming with curiosity, wonder and creative potential. Unfortunately, we often squash that potential by telling kids what to do, and what to learn.
At Steve & Kate’s, we believe that when you trust kids, they develop the confidence to trust themselves, and learn to use their own judgment. So we built a summer camp that puts kids in charge. Because unlike traditional schools, summer gives us the freedom to reinvent learning in a way that allows kids to make their own choices – and, of course, a few mistakes along the way.
Driven by this belief, we’ve built our summer camp to put kids in the driver’s seat of a world of possibilities. So whether your child is a natural-born storyteller with a love for animation, or a budding chef, or a hacker-in-training, or a dance machine, they can dive into their passions in a world free from adult judgments and expectations.
After 37 years, we are still obsessed with reinventing every summer. Because if we’ve learned one thing, it’s that when you think like a child, anything is possible.
–Steve & Kate
415-389-KIDS. Register at www.steveandkate.com.
Los Angeles – Hancock Park – Third Street Elementary School (June 13 – Aug 11)
Los Angeles – Westside – Walgrove Avenue Elementary School (June 13 – Aug 11)
Los Angeles – Westwood/Beverly Hills – Sinai Akiba Academy (June 19 – Aug 18)
Manhattan Beach – Pennekamp Elementary School (June 19 – Aug 18)
Valley Village – The Country School (June 19 – Aug 25)Connect:
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.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
Chandler School, a K-8 co-ed independent school since 1950, offers Summer@Chandler to the greater Pasadena community. Our program offers children ages 5-14 an incredible variety of activities. We’re proud of the strong community that we create each summer. It’s our top priority that every child feels nurtured, engaged and safe here. Summer@Chandler offers flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Camp offers half-day, full-day, weekly and extended care enrollment options.Connect:
Summer at LACM consists of 2 programs.
SUMMER XPERIENCE is a 3 Week Program with focuses in Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Production, Composing for Visual Media and Music Entrepreneurship. The Xperience is offered to all skill levels and includes master classes, private lessons, recitals and large ensembles taught by LACM faculty and top music industry members.
GORDON GOODWIN’S BIG PHAT BAND CAMP – This week long program is a hands on, immersive experience with the Grammy winning Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band members. Including combos, improv and a final performance, you can’t find this experience anywhere else! Having amassed 21 Grammy nominations, four statues and three Emmy wins, Gordon Goodwin is the most decorated big band leader in the 21st century.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
Stratford offers an innovative, customizable summer camp experiences — from academics to engineering; science to music; sports to art; and so much more! A variety of summer programs are available for preschool through 7th grade, including Camp Socrates, Destination Science, and Performing Arts.
Two locations in Los Angeles: 1200 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 + 2046 Allen Ave, Altadena, CA 91001Connect:
Swift Nature Camp is an Overnight Children’s Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 located in Wisconsin. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child’s appreciation for nature, science and the environmentConnect:
We offer premiere training in dance instruction for kids ages 3 and up. Ballet, jazz and hip hop classes are available at The Floor Dance Academy throughout the week on an ongoing basis. We have a Spring Break Camp running April 10-14 for ages 4 and up, and two Summer Camps; July 10-14 for ages 5 and up and a mini camp for ages 3-5 running August 22-24! These camps will have ballet, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, and acro classes as well as special guests, swag bags, snacks and a performance for the parents at the end of each camp. www.thefloordanceacademy.com or 424-293-0861 for more details.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
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.Connect:
Type: Day Camp
When you think of camp, you might imagine big green fields. You might smell fresh air and the faintest perfume of sunscreen. You would hear children laughing and camp songs filling the air. You might think of the touch of friendship bracelets or a horse’s mane. When you close your eyes and imagine the perfect summer camp, you see an ageless tradition of childhood summers. You don’t need to imagine such a place – Tumbleweed is that place. Our days at Tumbleweed are filled with making new friends, exploring nature, trying new things, doing what makes us happy… Experiencing summer at its finest! At Tumbleweed, we focus more on growth and learning than just on doing activities. Having excellent counselors, programs, and resources is a give-in. The experience at Tumbleweed goes far beyond the tangible things we offer. We teach social intelligence, self-control, gratitude, grit, curiosity, optimism, and zest. Campers leave with life-long friends and memories.
You want the best for your child, and so do we. Give them the best camp experience available and register today for a summer at Tumbleweed Day Camp.
Perfect for campers entering PK through 8th grade. Summer dates from June 19 through August 18th. After camp swim and horseback riding lessons offered. Tumbleweed Day Camp is proudly accredited by the American Camp Association.
Open House Dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9Connect:
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.Connect:
Alphabetical Listing of Summer Camps
ABC’s of Dance
ACE (Academy of Creative Education)
Active Minds Active Bodies at Heschel
Adat Ari El ECC Summer Camp
Alliance Francaise of Los Angeles
Aloha Beach Camp
Anderson Adventure Camp H2O
A Noise Within
Aquarium of the Pacific Summer Day Camps
AquaSurf School Camp
Arden Kaywen Vocal Studio
Arroyo Seco Racquet Club
Art Center for Kids and Teens
Art Works Studio & Classroom
Avant- Garde Fencers Club
Aviation Summer Camp
A Yummy Future
Bar 717 Ranch
Beth Shir Shalom ECC Summer Camp
Bizzy Girl Entrepreneur Camp
BJE Teen Service Corps Summer Camps
Brentwood Art Center
Brentwood Sunshine Preschool
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bring on the Music
Burbank Temple Emanu El Summer Camp
C5 Youth Programs
California Science Center
Camp 2345 at United Children’s Learning Academy
Camp Crescent Moon
Camp Gan Elohim
Camp Gan Israel
Camp Gan Israel Beach Cities
Camp Gan Israel Brentwood
Camp Gan Israel Valencia
Camp Gan Shalom of the San Gabriel/Pomona Valley Federation
Camp Helping Hands
Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp
Camp Keshet of Temple Beth Am
Camp Kids Klub
Camp Max Straus
Camp Ocean Pines
Camp Super Duper
Camp TIOH (Temple Israel of Hollywood)
Camp Tuvia Preschool
Campbell Hall Summer
Catalina Island Camp
Catalina Sea Camp
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Chatsworth Hills Academy
Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom
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
Clay on First
Coast Sports Camp
Compton Jr. Posse
Creation Station – Studio City
Creative Photo Workshops
Crescendo Young Musicians Guild
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
CS at SC
Culinary Kids Academy
Cynthia Bain Acting Camps
Dan the Man’s Superkids
D’angon Academy for Language Acquisition
Delphi Summer Camp
deToledo Summer Camps
Diavolo Summer Camp
Dodgers Youth Baseball Camp
Dojo To Go
Ecole Claire Fontaine
Ecole du Soleil
Emek Teichman Family Nursery Summer Camp
Emunah Hebrew Academy Preschool Summer Camp
Equestrian Center Horse Camp
Euro Soccer USA
Family Go Global
Fashion Camp Los Angeles
Fitness By The Sea
Flight School Gymnastics
Freedom Surf Camp
Funky Divas & Dudes
Gabriella SummerDance Camp
Gan Alonim Day Camp
Gan Ilan ECE Summer Camp
Garden School Foundation City Seedlings Camp
Girls Rock SB
Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles Summer Camps
Glee Summer Camp
Glendale Centre Theatre Camp
Global Leadership Adventures
Gold Arrow Camp
Golden Key Art
Golf Academy LA
Got Game Camp
Green Stem Schoolhouse
Gray Studios LA
Griffith Park Boys Camp
Heal the Bay Aquarium Summer Camp
Hebrew Discovery Center Summer Camp
Hollywoodland for Girls
Hollywood Launch Academy
Huntington Library Explorers Day Camp
ID Tech Camps
Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
IKAR Preschool Summer Camp
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
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
John Thomas Dye School
Julian Krinsky Camps
Kadima’s Camp Kodiak
Kenmont Kenwood Camps
Kids Can Code
Kids Klub Camp
Kids LA Camp
Kids LA Live Arts
Kids Muse at Fowler
Kids On Stage
Kol Tivkah Camp for Preschoolers
La Cañada Presbyterian Church
LACMA Art Camp
Lango Foothills Camp
Laura Jean Music Academy
Leaps n Boundz
Learn to Surf LA
Leo Baeck Temple ECC Summer Camp: Camp Kayitz
Limitless Horizons Ixil
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
Los Angeles Tennis Center
Los Angeles Zoo Camp
Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody Camps
Lyon’s Gymnastics Academy
Magicopolis Summer Magic Camp
Malibu Canyon Camp
Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue ECC Summer Camp
Mammoth Mountain Kids Summer Camp
Michelle Danner Acting School
Milken Full STEAM
Mountain & Sea Adventure Camps
Musical Theater Los Angeles
Natural History Museum Los Angeles County
Neighborhood Rock School Summer Camp
Nike Junior Golf Camp
Oasis Trilingual School
Ola Spanish Immersion
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Pali Adventures Camp
Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center Summer Camp
Pepperdine Water Polo Camp
Perfect Day Surf Camp
Planet Bravo Summer Camp
Play by Play
Play to Your Health
Play Well TEKnologies Summer Camps
Polytechnic Summer Camp
Pride Learning Center
Prime Time Sports Camp
Riko Method School of Piano
River Way Ranch Camps
Robertson Art Space
Rock Nation School Summer Camp
Rose Bowl Tennis Camp
Saken Sports Camp
San Pascual Stables
Sandy Days Kids Camp
Santa Catalina School
Santa Monica College Basketball Camp
School of Rock Summer Camp
Second City Hollywood Summer Boot Camp
Sender One Climbing Camp
Sherman Oaks Dance Academy
Shomrei Torah ECC Camp
Sierra Canyon Camp
Singers Performance Camp
Skatelab Summer Camp
Skirball Cultural Center
Skylake Yosemite Camp
SoCal Rugby Camp
SOCAPA (School of Creative & Performing Arts)
Spartan All Stars
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 Academy
Summer Arts Conservatory at LACSHA
Summer at Brentwood
Summer at Crossroads
Summer at Viewpoint
Summer Fun at Temple Ahavat Shalom ECEC
Summer of Surf Beach Camp
Summer Institute for the Gifted UCLA
Summer of Surf Beach Camp
Summer Science Camp
Summer Xperience at LACM
Sunshine Shack Preschool
Super Soccer Stars
Susan Sims Bodenstein Preschool at Mishkon Tephilo Summer Camp
Swift Nature Camp
SwordPlay LA Fencing and Fitness Summer Camps
Tall Ships Adventure Camp
Teen Entrepreneur Academy
Temple Akiba ECC Summer Camp
Temple Aliyah Camp Yofi
Temple Beth Hillel ECE Summer Camp
Temple Etz Chaim Camp Conejo Creek
Temple Etz Chaim Summer Smash Preschool Summer Camp
Temple Isaiah Preschool Summer Camp
Temple Ramat Zion Preschool Summer Camp
The Cutting Room
The Help Group
The Klub Gym
The Learning Castle
The Levy Family ECC of Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel Summer Camp
The Unincorporated Life
The Webb Schools
Tom Sawyer Camp
Tregnan Golf Academy
Tumbleweed Day Camp
UCLA Bruins Athletic Camps
UCLA Young Scholars
University Synagogue Early Childhood Learning Center Summer Camp
USA Chess Camp
US Performing Arts Camps
US Tennis Association Pacific Northwest
Valley School Summer Camp
Valley Trails Tarzana
Vibes365 Summer Camp
Voors Theater Arts
Vox Box Arts
Walton’s Grizzly Lodge
Waverly Summer Art Camp
Wilshire Blvd Temple Camps
Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp
Windells Ski & Snow Camp
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
Youth Empowerment Camp
This is the Annual Guide to Summer Camps in Los Angeles by MomsLA.com. Some listings are paid ads; the rest are free.