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Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences – Summer Programs

Type: Academic, Acting, Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Coding, Cooking, Creative Writing, Dance, Day Camp, Enrichment, Film, Kindergarten Readiness, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Sports, Surfing, Tech, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice


Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a leader in innovative academic, arts, and enrichment curricula for students in Kindergarten through 12th grades. Summer at Crossroads offers you the opportunity to experience a full variety of courses as unique as the school’s regular year programs. Students are challenged to develop skills, to enjoy learning, and to grow in areas of special interest while experiencing their “Summer at Crossroads.”

Summer programs at Crossroads are open to the public and provide progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.  No formal admissions process is required.  Need based tuition reduction is available.

Two locations:

Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404


Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp

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


Rock out this summer with the Funky Divas & Dudes in this Performing Arts Camp!  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 (West Hollywood), Summer @ Village School (Pacific Palisades), Iverbe Dance Camp (Culver City & Pacific Palisades) and City of Santa Monica (registration for these camps are done separately through each individual camps websites).

Discount: $20 off Early Bird Discount for MomsLA readers (enroll by May 20, FD&D Camp in Santa Monica only).  Use discount code: FUNKY18


Glendale Centre Theatre Summer Acting Camp

Type: Acting, Dance, Improv, Stage Combat, Theater, Voice


Does your child like performing on stage? Meeting new friends? Having fun and using his/her imagination? Check out Glendale Centre Theatre’s Summer Acting Camp!

Students ages 6-14 spend the day involved in classes that stimulate their creativity in a fun and safe environment. Our experienced and dedicated teachers lead classes in acting, dancing, singing, improvisation, and stage combat. And for those kids who can’t get enough, we have extended care from 2pm-5pm where campers experience even more activities and hands on crafts.

Each session culminates in a performance with all the campers on our very own GCT stage. We also offer 3 complimentary tickets to every camper for one of our family friendly GCT shows!

Every session is packed with new dress-up days and themes. We are now offering NEW discounted pricing for families who attend our first session of the summer. Sign up today by calling 818-244-8481!




Gray Studios Make a Movie Camp

Type: Acting


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 go behind and in front of the scenes to help make and star in a real movie!

Gray Studios offers one of the most all-encompassing youth camps for actors and film makers everywhere! 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 acting, directing, producing, shooting 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. Winning films will be submitted to local film festivals-red carpet screening included. Acting, Improv, voice and more!!!!!


SOCAPA School of Creative & Performing Arts

Type: Acting, Arts Education, Dance, Day Camp, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Sleep Away, Theater


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!