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Adventure Marine Camp – Channel Islands National Park – Live Aboard

Type: Adventure Camp, Animal Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Backpacking, Beach, Camps for Boys, Camps for Girls, Cooking, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Sleep Away, Sleep Away Camp (or Overnight Camp), Sports, Surfing, Travel, Water Sports

Description:

Join our team of naturalists and ecologists for a five days adventure at Channel Islands National Park. Explore the national park from a whole new perspective. Snorkeling expansive kelp reefs, swimming amongst sea lions, kayaking and swimming through some of the world’s largest sea caves, surfing sand dunes, fishing, studying topography, and ecology of the islands and three gourmet meals a day. Visiting Santa Cruz, San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara, and Anacapa Islands!

Experiential learning at its finest!

Taking place on a custom-built expedition vessel, this micro version of a semester at sea is the perfect ratio of adventure to learning, resulting in a respect and adoration for the marine environment that lasts a lifetime. Campers return with knowledge about island ecology, marine biology, geography, astronomy, resource conservation, and seamanship, all gained from their time aboard.

Ages 11-17

Connect:

Address: 117 B Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Phone Number: (510) 219-9276

Email: [email protected]

Website: Adventure Marine Camp - Channel Islands National Park - Live Aboard

Dates: June 23rd-28th | July 7th-12th | July 28th-Aug 2nd

Price: $2150-$2495

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none

AstroCamp

Type: Academic, Adventure Camp, Arts & Crafts, Coding, Outdoors, Robotics, Rock Climbing, Science, Sleep Away Camp (or Overnight Camp), STEM, Teen

Description:

AstroCamp is a mountain adventure, physical science, and traditional camp program. 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.

Our fun-filled one-and two-week programs give campers the unique opportunity to explore science and space in our state-of-the-art facilities and engage in mountain adventure activities–all while making newfound friendships and having the time of their lives with campers from around the globe.

Connect:

Address: 26800 Saunders Meadow Rd., Idyllwild, CA 92549

Phone Number: (909) 625-6194

Email: [email protected]

Website: AstroCamp

Dates: June 15, 2024 - August 10, 2024

Hours: 9am - 5pm

Price: $2400

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th, High School Grades 9th-12th

Before/After Care: none

Camp Half-Blood Los Angeles

Type: Adventure Camp, Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Immersive Role Playing and Mythology, Outdoors

Description:

Camp Half-Blood is a mythology-based adventure camp program for rising 2nd-9th graders inspired by Rick Riordan’s renowned series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Each week of the program follows its own unique story arc as campers explore different mythologies from around the world. Demigods spend each day learning teamwork, building confidence, and showing off their creativity through hero training activities including sword fighting, solving puzzles, scavenging, mythological trivia, forging arms and armor, and competing in Olympic games. At Camp Half-Blood, kids become the hero of their own story!

Two Locations in Los Angeles for 2024!

Los Angeles West
Cheviot Hills Park
– 2459 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
July 8, 2024 – August 9, 2024

Los Angeles East
Brand Park – 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201
June 24, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Connect:

Phone Number: (929) 397-9393

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camp Half-Blood Los Angeles

Dates: July 8, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Hours: Camp: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Office: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price: $595

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none

Camp Lakota Sleepaway Camp

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Camps for Girls, Equestrian, Nature, Outdoors, Sleep Away, Sleep Away Camp (or Overnight Camp), Teen, Traditional

Description:

The magic and fun of Camp Lakota awaits you! Nestled in Frazier Park, this Girl Scout camp is a hidden gem of classic camp activities. Lakota offers exciting opportunities for the first-time camper as well as the seasoned camper. From the thrill of horseback riding, swimming in the sparkling pool, zip lining, taking aim at archery, traveling across the low ropes, and enjoying new friendships around the flickering campfire, Lakota truly has something for everyone. With emphasis placed on teamwork and building community, campers develop strong bonds and leadership skills and make lifelong friends. Campers go home with a stronger feeling of independence and self-esteem and an incredible sense of accomplishment and belonging. Exciting adventures, new friends, and memories to last a lifetime are here at Camp Lakota.

Connect:

Address: 11220 Dorothy Ln, Frazier Park, CA 93225

Phone Number: (213) 213-0123

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camp Lakota Sleepaway Camp

Dates: June 17, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Hours: Monday - Friday

Price: Traditional $1015 per week, Equestrian $1285, Slice of camp $615

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none

Camp ViBeS

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Beach, Day Camp, Jewish, Nature, Outdoors, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Surfing, Teen, Travel, Water Sports

Description:

Camp ViBeS is a unique summer program, the only Jewish Teen Day Camp in LA ON WHEELS, offering opportunities for teens to actively improve our community, all while having fun and socializing. This critically acclaimed program brings teens from all over LA County Teens get the benefit of giving back to those less fortunate, exploring the natural surroundings of our own backyard and experiencing tons of adventures like parasailing, kayaking, trapeze and more, all over the great city of Los Angeles!

We’ve added an additional location (pickup/dropoff) in Silverlake at SIJCC!

Camp ViBeS participants receive 10 hours of Community Service per week!

Connect:

Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436

Phone Number: (818) 530-4025

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camp ViBeS

Dates: June 17-August 9

Hours: 9am-3pm

Age Ranges: Middle School Grades 6th - 8th, High School Grades 9th-12th

Before/After Care: none

Camp Wildfolk

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Day Camp, Maker, Performing Arts, Preschool, Sports, STEAM

Description:

Camp Wildfolk is a child-centered day camp with two locations in Valley Village and West Hollywood. Wildfolk is project-based and truly unique- offering a balanced blend of structure and choice, with activities campers go wild for.
The spirit infused throughout camp feels “old school,” yet grounded in a mindful and intentional way of supporting and guiding children. Camp Wildfolk’s caring, silly, and wildly fun Guides are often cited as the #1 reason campers return year after year.
They offer a variety of programs to tailor many age groups- all within each camp. Their main camp hosts 1st-7th graders with exciting electives and teambuilding opportunities. Their specialized Young Folks program for rising Pre-K, TK, and Kinders sells-out early every year. The Guides-in-Training (GIT) program offers leadership opportunities for tweens and teens (7th-10th grade). And a few Adventure Camps provide big thrills for kids looking to go on awesome field trips! All of this from two convenient locations (dates vary by campus)

Connect:

Address: 1265 N. Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Phone Number: (818) 299-4151

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camp Wildfolk

Dates: June 10, 2024- August 16, 2024

Hours: 9:00am- 3:00pm

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: Before Care/ After Care

Catalina Sea Camp

Type: Adventure Camp, Beach, Cooking, Nature, Outdoors, Rock Climbing, Sleep Away Camp (or Overnight Camp), Surfing, Teen, Water Sports

Description:

Celebrating over 40 years of Excellence in Ocean Adventure! Summer camp on Catalina Island is a great way to spend your summer! Catalina Sea Camp offers 60+ ocean adventure and traditional summer camp activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing, to name a few. Catalina Sea Camp is an ideal combination of land and sea for a fantastic summer camp experience. At this ACA Accredited, challenge-by-choice summer camp, every camper is supported to try new activities. Catalina Sea Camp is the premier residential summer camp that focuses on marine biology and ocean adventure for children ages 8-17. Sign up for one of five sessions ranging from 1-week to 3-weeks and experience the summer of a lifetime! Located on a private beach at Toyon Bay and Fox Landing on Catalina Island. Two and a half miles by water from the city of Avalon, Catalina Sea Camp is the perfect place to unplug and connect with friends, ocean, and ADVENTURE!

Connect:

Address: 1 Toyon Bay Rd, Avalon, CA 90704

Phone Number: (909) 625-6194

Email: [email protected]

Website: Catalina Sea Camp

Dates: June 8, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Hours: 9am - 5pm PST

Price: $2950

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th, High School Grades 9th-12th

Before/After Care: none

EverWild LA

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Beach, Camps for Boys, Camps for Girls, Creative, Day Camp, Mindfulness, Nature, Outdoors, Preschool, Sleep Away Camp (or Overnight Camp)

Description:

Play, create and explore nature with EverWild LA’s weekly Summer Camps! Mentors create meaningful relationships between campers and the natural world through nature connection activities in Santa Clarita Valley, Topanga/Palisades, Venice, and Pasadena’s areas.

Camp Activities include water play, tree climbing, hiking and core routines such as:
Gratitude – beginning each day in a positive way.
Wilderness Games – bringing together the whole group for big fun!
Wandering – curiosity is our guide.
Questioning and Tracking – the who, what, where, when, why, and how? Questions often lead to more questions.
Sit Spot – deepening our knowledge of Earth’s natural rhythms
Naturalist skills – learn new skills like friction fire, plant and animal identification, cordage, knots, shelter building, foraging edible plants, navigation, fishing, outdoor cooking, and more.
Storytelling – share our unique experiences in group circles, journaling, and art.

Join in the fun and visit our website to reserve your child’s spot today! www.everwildla.com/summer-camp

Connect:

Phone Number: (424) 210-7077

Email: [email protected]

Website: EverWild LA

Dates: June-August

Hours: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Price: 500-590/week

Age Ranges: Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none

Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp

Type: Adventure Camp, Arts & Crafts, Beach, Dance, Day Camp, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Nature, Outdoors, Preschool Camp, Soccer, Sports, Surfing, Theater, Volleyball, Water Sports

Description:

Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp (FBS) is Los Angeles’ premiere and oldest beach camp (celebrating our 25th year) for children ages 4.5-14. With beachside locations in Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, an experienced and spirited staff (average age 23), and low camper to staff ratios (6:1), FBS offers a full range of over 200 dynamic and creative activities in an encouraging and nurturing environment.

SIGN UP BY THE WEEK- Register your child for any weeks you wish, with no minimum weeks. Add as many weeks as you want whenever you want! With free and unlimited schedule changes you can¹t go wrong!

100% SAFETY RECORD– For the past 24 years, Fitness by the Sea has been recognized as the “safest beach camp” in the Los Angeles area. All of our camps cater to first-time campers and kids new to the ocean. No Prior ocean experience is required. Non-swimmers are welcome!

BUS TRANSPORTATION- Bus stops serving communities in Westwood, Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills, West Hollywood, Mar Vista, Culver City, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, and El Segundo areas.

OVER 200 ACTIVITIES- “Something for Everyone” – Ages 4.5-14
• Water Activities: surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, paddling, etc.
• Team Sports: soccer, baseball, flag football, dodge ball, etc.
• Creative Activities: dance, arts & crafts, yoga, puppet shows, magic, etc.
• Individual Sports: gymnastics, martial arts, cheerleading, fencing, etc.

Kids feel safe to be themselves and are encouraged to take safe risks, push their own limits, and discover their unique abilities.

Connect:

Address: 1541 Palisades Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Phone Number: (310) 739-1442

Email: [email protected]

Website: Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp

Dates: June 10th, 2024 - August 24th, 2024

Hours: Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm, Extended Care available 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: After Care

HAWKs LA (Hiking Adventures With Kids)

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Day Camp, Nature, Outdoors

Description:

Our fully-outdoor camps encourage children’s sense of wonder about the natural world, familiarize them with local flora and fauna, teach them the fundamentals of hiking, trail safety, and LNT (Leave No Trace), and instill in them a deep sense of connection to the outdoors.

The diverse biomes across Los Angeles are our outdoor classrooms where teachers guide participants on foot to experience wonder and connection.
Our experienced educators are trained naturalists who know how to connect students to the natural world in a fun and safe way! Activities vary by day, environment and group interest, but include hiking, herping, bird watching, journaling, nature crafts (dream catchers, mandalas, seed bombs, insect hotels), nature-focused games, foraging, and more!

HAWKs LA outdoor classrooms are the greenspaces in Los Angeles. Prior to each camp, the counselors will provide a line-up of the day or week’s locations in:

Northeast LA, West LA, Santa Monica, Conejo Valley

Connect:

Phone Number: (323) 213-9763

Email: [email protected]

Website: HAWKs LA (Hiking Adventures With Kids)

Dates: July 17-August 30

Price: $625/week

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none

Jay Nolan Camp

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Backpacking, Nature, Outdoors, Rock Climbing, Sleep Away Camp (or Overnight Camp), Special Needs, Traditional

Description:

Welcome to Jay Nolan Camp – where inclusivity takes center stage! Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Lions Camp at Teresita Pines in Wrightwood, CA, Jay Nolan Camp is a unique and enriching experience for children of all abilities.

Our Philosophy:
At Jay Nolan Camp, we believe in fostering an environment that celebrates diversity and empowers every child to embrace their individuality. Our inclusive camp is designed for kids with and without disabilities where every child is valued, accepted, and given the opportunity to thrive. Our focus on inclusivity and neurodiversity is designed to create a setting where young minds can learn, play, and grow together.

Activities:
-Archery
-Rock Climbing Wall
-Swimming
-Outdoor Theater
-Wilderness Safety
-Hiking/Nature Walks
-Costume/Theme Meals
-Campfire Sing-Alongs
-Camp Dance
-Talent Show
-Arts and Crafts
-Scavenger Hunts
-Plant and Animal Identification
-Ecology and Geology

2024 Session: July 28–August 2, 2024
We offer a sleepaway camp experience for children ages 8 to 15. Our camp is scheduled for 6 days (5 nights). Kids with and without disabilities are welcome and encouraged to join the camp.

Pricing: Please visit our website

Connect:

Address: 22801 Big Pines Hwy, Valyermo, CA 93563

Phone Number: (818) 361-6400

Email: [email protected]

Website: Jay Nolan Camp

Dates: July 28, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none

La Casita Day Camp

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Camps for Girls, Day Camp, Nature, Outdoors, Traditional

Description:

La Casita, a beautiful and historic camp cherished by generations of Girl Scouts, is hidden peacefully in the hillsides above Claremont. Adjacent to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, it is home to fascinating native plants and animals. There is no better place for campers to step away from the urban hustle and bustle and learn about the natural world and how humans can protect it. In addition to each week’s themed activities and Girl Scout badgework, campers of all ages will enjoy traditional camp fun, including arts & crafts, songs, games, campcraft skills, hikes, service projects, flag ceremonies, water play, archery, and more—and, of course, friendships that will last long beyond our summer days together!

Connect:

Address: 150 E. Pomello Dr., Claremont, CA 91711

Phone Number: (213) 213-0123

Email: [email protected]

Website: La Casita Day Camp

Dates: June 10, 2024 - Augsut 16, 2024

Hours: Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: Campers $285; Program Aid $100; CIT’s $350

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: Before Care/ After Care

Rustic Pathways

Type: Adventure Camp, Animal Camp, Art & Nature, Backpacking, Beach, Camps for Boys, Camps for Girls, Cooking, Dance, Global Ethics, Language, Nature, Outdoors, Rock Climbing Camp, Sleep Away, Soccer, Sports, Surfing, Teen, Travel

Description:

Since 1983, Rustic Pathways has been empowering teens to create positive energy, great friendships, and meaningful impact through inspired student travel programs. Join travel adventures designed for animal lovers, environmental activists, and explorers of all kinds between the ages of 12 and 22. Rustic Pathways students are a community of globally-minded, self-aware young people able to identify their passions, grow in confidence, and create positive impact at a local and global level.

Connect:

Address: 6082 Pinecone Dr., Mentor, Ohio , CA 44060

Phone Number: (440) 975-9691

Email: [email protected]

Website: Rustic Pathways

Dates: 1 week, 2 week, 3 week sessions available June-August

Hours: 1 week, 2 week or 3 weeks teen travel programs

Price: $2,395 - $8,995

Age Ranges: Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none

Steve & Kate’s Camp

Type: Adventure Camp, Arts & Crafts, Coding, Cooking, Creative, Day Camp, Design, Film, Maker, Music, Outdoors, Sports, STEAM, STEM, Tech, Tinkering

Description:

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, coding, sports & rec, makers crafts, baking, & more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long.

This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, and use them at any time. No weekly reservations required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, they’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end.

Ages: 4–12 | Lunch, snacks, and all hours (8am–6pm) included.

Our LA Locations:
Manhattan Beach
– 455 24th St, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Valley Village– 5243 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607
Pasadena– 74 South San Gabriel Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Mar Vista– 11561 Gateway Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Torrance– 4625 Garnet St, Torrance, CA 90503

Connect:

Phone Number: (415) 389-5437

Email: [email protected]

Website: Steve & Kate's Camp

Dates: Check out our website to see dates for your preferred location!

Hours: 8 am - 6 pm

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: Before Care/ After Care

Summer Exploration Camp

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Creative, Day Camp, Nature, Outdoors, STEAM, Traditional

Description:

Exploration Day Camp
For children entering grades 1-7
This summer, we are offering weekly themed, five-day sessions. Choose from as many or as few weeks as you need. Each week will focus on different weekly themed activities, arts and crafts, science, and outdoor play. Children have the opportunity to spend time playing and exploring with friends outdoors and participate in creative and stimulating indoor activities and clubs. Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) students are welcome to join the Caltech site mid-day.
Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
Dates: June 10 – July 26
Location:
Caltech – 240 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena

Connect:

Address: 240 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Phone Number: (818) 354-3418

Email: [email protected]

Website: Summer Exploration Camp

Dates: June 10, 2024 - July 26, 2024

Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Age Ranges: Elementary Grades 1st - 5th, Middle School Grades 6th - 8th

Before/After Care: none