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AQUA SURF School

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Sports, Surfing

Description:

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.

2018 Spring Break Dates: 
March 26 – March 30
April 2 – April 6

2018 Summer Break Dates: 
June 11 – June 15
June 18 – June 22
June 25 – June 29
July 2 – July 6
July 9 – July 13
July 16 – July 20
July 23 – July 27
July 30 – August 3
August 6 – August 10
August 13 – August 17
August 20 – August 24
August 27 – August 31

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ATAM Tech and Summer Fun Camp

Type: Academic, Adventure Camp, Arts Education, Camps for Girls, Christian, Coding, Creative, Day Camp, Film, Maker, Music, STEM, Tech, Visual Arts, Voice

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Fun! Technology teacher created ATAM. There is extreme Education in technology skills blended with outdoor summer games, field trips and play with new friends. Perfect for girls and boys who love any thing technology, art , engineering or building. Start as early as 5 years old and stay into your teens! Come for a day, a week or all summer!

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Cate Summer Programs

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Outdoors, Sleep Away, Sports

Description:

Wake up to a delicious breakfast in the dining hall, spend a day filled with excitement and challenge, and relax after dinner with new friends from around the world.

No matter what summer program you sign up to attend, you’ll get to experience a taste of Cate – the rigor of East Coast prep schools with the adventurous spirit of the West Coast. Where else will you sleep in dorms overlooking the Pacific, walk to class or the sports field with the Los Padres National Forest as a constant backdrop, or build a genuine connection with yet another teacher or coach?

 

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CIEE- Council On International Education Exchange

Type: Academic, Acting, Arts Education, Cooking, Dance, Design, Film, Language, Sports, STEM, Study Abroad, Teen, Travel

Description:

Put on your traveling shoes and come meet CIEE  to learn how you can study abroad during the summer.  Three types of programs are offered in over 40 destinations: Language & Culture programs in seven different languages, Service & Leadership programs in areas like children’s rights or education, and Global Discovery programs in marine science and global entrepreneurship, to name a few.  All of our programs have unique curriculum with proven outcomes in language proficiency gains, growth in 21stCentury Skills, and many programs offer 4 college credits.

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City Seedlings Summer Camp

Type: Academic, Art & Nature, Cooking, Day Camp, Gardening

Description:

During two, week-long sessions, City Seedling campers will play, explore, learn, and help tend Garden School Foundation’s 1.5-acre organic garden at 24th Street Elementary School in Historic West Adams. Campers will learn how to propagate and care for plants, make compost, and harvest crops. They will dive into the science behind growing food, the life cycles of worms, plant adaptation, and much more. During cooking classes, campers will use their newfound gardening skills to harvest ingredients and prepare their own lunches in our on-site kitchen. Younger campers will gain the basic kitchen skills and confidence to chop, grate, peel, and dress their own fresh foods, while older campers will take on more complex recipes and experiment with pickling, preserving, and fermenting.

By offering a content-rich, hands-on experience in an outdoor living laboratory, we inspire kids to reconnect to nature and deepen their interest in life sciences. Campers will join the growing ranks of GSF junior chef/gardeners – the next generation of healthy food advocates and environmental warriors!

Ages: 5-12 (limited to 35 children per week)

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CodeREV Kids

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

Description:

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, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Encino

ALL SUMMER LONG!

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Destination Science

Type: Academic, Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Maker, Robotics, Science, STEM

Description:

DESTINATION SCIENCE – The fun science day camp for curious kids 5 to 11!

The fun science day camp where curious kids can build their own robot, mix up some magic molecules, take home a magnetic roller coaster, launch into space and become science makers & innovators this summer! 3 science stations, 15 science activities plus games, silly songs and all the fun of traditional camp!

At Destination Science, we use science to prepare children for life! We make it fun and easy for kids to be excited, curious & confident about science! This early enthusiasm is a huge boost for our children that will help them both in and out of school. They appreciate and value the wonder of the world around them and take better care of it now, and as adults. Developing curiosity makes kids lifelong learners about everything.

For additional info & to register: 888.909.2822 www.destinationscience.org

2019 Camp Themes:
Physics Coaster & Science Magic Camp!
Build a Magnetic Coaster & learn the science behind the magic show!
Robot Challengers & Reaction Racers Camp!
Construct your own Volcanic Robot Crawler & Motocross Racer
Rocket Space Science Camp!
Build & launch air/land rockets and discover an Alien Animal Planet
Extreme Innovators & Science Makers Camp!
Invent & make technic toys & train your own robot puppy!

Over 25 Great Southern CA Locations:
Westside:        Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Los Angeles, Santa Monica
South Bay:      El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach
The Valley: Burbank, Camarillo, Encino, Northridge, Studio City, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills
Foothills:     Altadena, Arcadia, Claremont, Glendale, La Canada, Pasadena, Pomona, San Marino
Orange County:     Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Tustin

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Digital Dragon

Type: Academic, Coding, Day Camp, Film, STEM, Tech

Description:

Amazing week-long and daily summer technology camp for kids aged 7-14 interested in designing 3D video games, advancing their programming skills, engineering robots, coding drones, producing and shooting YouTube videos, short films and music videos, taking their Minecraft expertise to the next level, and having fun at the same time! Our camp culture is central to who we are: we have team building activities and outdoor time at a nearby park for lunch and field games. Our teachers are trained professionals in the field and teach our after school and in school enrichment classes year round…technology isn’t only their passion, it’s their life!

Dates: June 10th – August 23rd, 2019

Founded in 2013, Digital Dragon has been serving the Santa Monica community and Los Angeles area not only for summer camp, but for spring, winter, and school holiday camps all year round, in addition to after school classes in our studio and regionally at school campuses. For more information on our weekly schedule: https://digitaldragon.co/camps/summer-camps/ and NEW Daily Tech Adventure camp options this summer: https://digitaldragon.co/camps/summer-camps/daily-drop-in-camp/

Location:
Santa Monica: Digital Dragon Studio, 1453 14th St. Suite C, Santa Monica, 90404

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Drawn2Art

Type: Academic, Arts Education, Day Camp, Teen

Description:

Drawn2Art has expanded its program to include a variety of camps for students who are interested in the arts. 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. Students ages 4 & up are welcome! Half day and full day options available.

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Dunn Summer Academy

Type: Academic, Sleep Away, STEM

Description:

4 Week residential camp in Santa Barbara County at Dunn School focused on academic improvement and STEM. STEM Academy will focus on robotics, rocketry, genetics and space with special guest speakers and field trips. Morning classes and afternoon enrichments, evening activities and weekend trips.

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Genesis Lab Camp

Type: Academic, Day Camp

Description:

Genesis Lab Camp is a fully immersive adventure into math and science enveloped in rich historical contexts. Your child will engage with a host of innovative tools spanning 3D printing, virtual reality, and everything in between. Campers will be challenged in an active learning, design-centered environment created by professional educators and college-level professors. We offer 5 day sessions for middle schoolers and 3 day sessions for 7-10 year olds.
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Groza Summer Program

Type: Academic, Day Camp

Description:

Groza Summer Program is a set of distinct services that are designed to respond to the unique learning and fun opportunities that summertime offers. Whether your child wants to use the summertime to enhance and develop their extracurricular interests, to catch up on subjects or material that was a thorn in their side during the school year, or to get a head start on the academic year to come, Groza has a program that will fit your child and family’s needs. Life Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Program, Bridge Academics, Credit Recovery Summer School, Test Prep, Required Reading Program and more.

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iD Tech Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Robotics, Sleep Away, STEM, Tech

Description:

This summer, your child can explore a prestigious campus, make friends as they master new tech skills, and join a community of over 400,000 alumni! At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 learn to code, develop video games, design Fortnite-inspired levels, produce videos, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, build laptops, and more!

Weeklong day and overnight programs are held at 150+ prestigious campuses worldwide including UCLA, Stanford, NYU, and University of Cambridge. Guaranteed small classes ensure personalized learning and proper pacing for students of all experience levels. Programs instill in-demand skills that embolden students to shape the future.

 

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Kallpachay Spanish Adventure Camps

Type: Academic, Arts & Crafts, Day Camp, Language

Description:

Join the Kallpachay flock this summer and learn Spanish with a camp twist! New this year is Kids’ Choice. Campers will craft their day by selecting from a variety of engaging activities that explore the world of art, science, sports, and more!

Kallpachay Spanish Adventure Camp is an ideal synthesis of play, language learning, and cultural awareness. Campers will virtually travel to a different Spanish-speaking country or region every two weeks and will gain creative skills as they strengthen their mind while practicing their Spanish with our camp counselors.

Play your way to Spanish with Kallpachay!

Camp Locations:
International School of Los Angeles (Pasadena Campus) – 30 Marion Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106
International School of Los Angeles (Tarzana Campus) – 5933 Lindley Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356
Adat Ari El Labowe Family Day School – 12020 Burbank Blvd, Valley Village,CA 91607
New Horizon School Westside – 1819 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

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Ojai Valley School Summer Camp

Type: Academic, Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Coding, Creative, Day Camp, ESL, Fine Arts, Junior Camp, Leadership, Sleep Away, STEM, Tech

Description:

Located in Southern California, Ojai Valley School offers speciality summer camps in Robotics and Flight, Equestrian, English Language, Fine Arts & Leadership. Campers spend mornings immersed in these fields, then come together for afternoon activities. These include Archery, Arts & Crafts, Woodshop, Equestrian, Swimming, Photography, Ping Pong, Cooking, Dance & more! Resident campers conclude their day with evening activities & social time in the dorms.

On-campus facilites include dorms, swimming pool, soccer field, basketball & tennis courts, fine & performing arts centers, and equestrian stables. OVS Summer Camp is an extension of the diverse curriculum offered during the academic year at Ojai Valley School. Our flexible schedule allows resident campers (ages 8-15) and day campers (ages 3-15) to enroll for 2, 4, or 6-week sessions.

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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. Our most popular courses are YouTube Workshop, Roblox 3D Game Design, and Minecraft Modding. 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 an open house where students can show off their work and are recognized for their accomplishments.

Multiple locations around California: Santa Monica, Pasadena, LAX/Westchester, Beverly Hills, Encino, Berkeley, Irvine, Manhattan Beach, Fullerton, Marin, and Burbank.

 

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Play-Well TEKnologies LEGO-Inspired Engineering Camps

Type: Academic, Day Camp, STEM

Description:

Dream it, Build it, Wreck it, Repeat!

Join us for LEGO-inspired STEM summer camp! Choose from themes like Robotics, Minecraft, Star Wars, Ninjago, Super Hero and more. We also offer Girl-Powered camps that inspire the next generation of Women in STEM. Build with over 20,000 LEGO pieces in each camp. Kids learn engineering concepts through play. Build epic projects like rovers, catapults, ships, creepers, pull back cars, x-wings and more.

Grades K – 8.

Play-Well offers camps, classes and birthdays in 28 states across the nation. We have various locations in the LA area and throughout Southern California.

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Project Scientist Academy

Type: Academic, Day Camp, STEM

Description:

Project Scientist has a fun-filled program for your daughter this summer. Over the course of six weeks, girls ages 4-12 will participate in fun-filled experiments, exciting field trips to top science and technology companies, and interactive seminars with women thriving in the STEM field. They will learn about the science of crime, transportation, DNA, and more!

All Aboard! Transportation: Past, Present and Future – No matter the destination, we’ll tinker with different transit vehicles to get you there by air, space, road, water, and more! We’ll learn how transportation systems work together to keep us moving and tinker with tried and true vehicles to create new platforms for efficient mobility.

Coding & Gaming – Computer programming code runs the world. We’ll learn basic and advanced techniques for creating code for computers, video games and more using interactive platforms such as Roblox.

Genetics, DNA, and Dissection – What does a brain really look like? How does the circulatory system work? What determines eye color? We’ll spend the week dissecting and analyzing what makes each of us unique. We will study Gregor Mendel and his peas, Punnett squares/pedigrees and DNA all week long. Campers should feel comfortable with age appropriate dissections to attend this camp.

How It’s Made – Let’s get our hands dirty as we uncover how things are made! We’ll take apart and breakdown well-known and beloved items and gain appreciation for the processes and people who make them.

Robotics & AI – Join us as we dive into the world of AI through robotics. We’ll use various platforms to build models, use sensors and motors and configure behaviors to design our own robots. As our robots come to life, we’ll test our models with challenges fostering creativity and innovation.

Science of Crime – Real Life and Online – Become a forensics expert by solving both in person and online crimes through analyzing evidence. Digital crime is on the rise and we’ll learn how to protect ourselves and others through cybersecurity.

Camp Location(s):
USC, Los Angeles
Caltech, Pasadena
Loyola Marymount University, West LA / South Bay
Concordia University, Irvine

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The John Thomas Dye School Summer Program

Type: Academic, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Cooking, Creative, Creative Writing, Day Camp, Film, Improv, Maker, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Sports, STEM

Description:

The John Thomas Dye School Summer Program is a comprehensive blend of academic and enrichment courses and traditional camp activities. Full day program for grades first through sixth. Half day or full day options for rising kindergarten students.

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Two Bit Circus Foundation – Young Inventors STEAM Camp

Type: Academic, Coding, Creative, Day Camp, Design, Maker, STEAM, STEM, Tech

Description:

Two Bit Circus Foundation is proud to present the Young Inventors’ STEAM Summer Camp, where kids can imagine one of a kind toys, prototype wacky inventions and create their own unique games! Based at our Arts District headquarters, campers will have the opportunity to explore our brand new Micro-Amusement Park and get a behind the scenes look at how the masterminds at Two Bit Circus create their STEAM-powered attractions.

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