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10 Best Sleep Away Camps for Kids in Los Angeles 


As we say here at MomsLA: it’s never too early to start researching summer camps. Popular summer camps and sleep-away camps near Los Angeles tend to reach capacity far before the last day of school. To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up the 10 best sleep away camps for kids in Los Angeles.


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Catalina Island Camps

(Mailing address) 707 W Woodbury Road Unit F, Altadena, CA 91001
Phone: (626) 296-4040

Located on Catalina Island, this camp is a traditional coed sleepaway camp for campers entering 2nd grade through 10th grade. Campers attend camp for 1 week, 2 week or 4 week long sessions. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, tubing, high ropes course, archery & riflery, gardening & composting, outdoor cooking, and much more.

Pali Adventures

30778 CA-18, Running Springs, CA 92382

Pali is a fun one-of-a-kind summer camp experience, where campers design their own unique adventure. 21 morning specialty camps offer the chance to learn something new and amazing  from Hollywood Stunts to Flying Trapeze, Pali Adventures promises that your child will have the best summer camp experience ever.

Amplify Sleep Away Camp For Girls

Ojai Valley School Upper Campus
10820 Reeves Road, Ojai, CA 93023

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. At Camp Amplify, 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 their family and friends.

SOCAPA School of Creative and Performing Arts


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!

ID Tech Camp

Multiple Locations throughout the LA area, including UCLA Campus

Kids will have the opportunity to 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. 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).

Idyllwild Arts

52500 Temecula Rd., Idyllwild, CA 92549

At Idyllwild Arts, summer is serious fun! Since 1950, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has offered intensive workshops in dance, film, music, songwriting, theatre, visual arts and writing to students of all ages and abilities, including Family Week. Located in the beautiful mountains of Southern California. Art Workshops are available for Kids and Teens (ages 5-18), Adults, and Families.

Mountain Meadow Ranch Summer Camp

704-950 Wingfield Road, Susanville, CA 96130

Give your kids the experience of a lifetime this summer on a spacious, 900 acre working ranch in the Sierras of Northern California.  Mountain Meadow is a unique, classic traditional, co-ed summer camp offering many activities campers can choose from daily.  Enrollment is limited to 120 campers to ensure a more personalized camp experience for each child and a family-like environment.  Friendships flourish and life-skills are acquired as campers take on challenges and new experiences with the encouragement of our college-age staff.  Two and four week sessions are offered, and kids ages 7 to 16 are welcome to enroll.

New York Film Academy

3300 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505

The 2016 summer marks the 19th season the New York Film Academy will bring it’s high school summer film and acting camps to teens ages 13-17 years old. In the high school workshops, each student writes, directs, shoots, and edits, or acts in his or her own short films. Students reside at the Oakwood Corporate Housing complex. Oakwood offers two pools, tennis courts, basketball, and volleyball among its amenities. The entire property is gated and there is a 24-hour guard at the entrance to the property. A day camp for tweens (ages 10-13) is also offered.

Endless Summer Surf Camp

Old Hwy 101, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 498-7862

The Endless Summer Surf Camp has a beautiful campsite overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the San Onofre State Park campground, which is just south of the city of San Clemente. All 5-day surf camp packages start Monday morning at 8am and finish Friday at 4pm. The overnight camp includes accommodations, all meals, drinks and snacks, 24 hour supervision, and all your surfing equipment as well as surf instruction.

AstroCam – The Space and Summer Adventures

26800 Saunders Meadow Road, Idyllwild , CA 92549

AstroCamp is a mountain adventure, physical science, and traditional camp program located in Idyllwild, California. Boys and girls ages 8-17 make memories and have fun while participating in a variety of activities like space exploration, rock climbing, mountain biking, rocketry, astronomy, craftsmanship, and summer camp fun.

Sierra Sleep-Away Camp

Bass Lake, CA
Phone: (310) 541-3664

At the 47th annual Sierra sleep-away camp located at Bass Lake, campers ages 7-17 will have the experience of a lifetime while enjoying a true camping experience with tent living while still utilizing some modern day conveniences. Fun and adventure are woven into each day along with the opportunity to develop new skills or improve old ones.

Griffith Park Boys Camp

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 664-0571

Griffith Park Boys Camp is a picturesque 10 acre facility resting in the historic Griffith Park hills and has more than 87 years of history helping give boys, through the transformative experiences of nature, a foundation for future greatness. While Griffith Park Boys’ Camp, affectionately called Boys Camp, primarily focuses on giving young men ages 7-14 a great summer experience including a 30 ft. rock climbing wall, high ropes challenge course, archery range, miles of hiking trails and so much more.

Crazzy’s WaseWagan Camp

42121 Seven Oaks Road, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
Phone: (805) 498-5572

Nestled in the beautiful majestic mountains near Big Bear, Camp Wasewagan is surrounded by towering pine and cedar trees which is perfect for the ideal outdoorsy camp experience. At WaseWagan camp Kids 5-16 will have an unforgettable experience participating in activities such as hiking, kayaking, rifelry, swim meats, campfires and so much more.

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(clockwise from the top) Catalina Island Camp, Amplify Sleep Away Camp, iD Tech, Pali Adventures, Mountain Meadows

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