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Camp Wildfolk

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Maker


Camp Wildfolk is a wildly-fun and unique Day Camp, centrally located in West Hollywood, blending the spirit of traditional camp with a progressive, camper-centered approach.

Campers are given the autonomy to influence their experience by choosing class electives. Wildfolk is a hands-on, project-based adventure, where kids teambuild, explore, create, and innovate.

Camp Wildfolk, voted the Best Summer Camp for Kids in Los Angeles, is offering 10 weeks of summer camp fun in 2018, in the West Hollywood and Hollywood area.

Wildfolk also offers a two-week Winter Camp and two-week Spring Camp in LA.

  • Ages 4-12
  • Teen Program 8th-12 grade (Guides-in-Training)
  • Held at Larchmont Charter School (Fairfax) in West Hollywood
  • June 18th – August 24th 2018  (Aug 6th- 24th  at a different campus in Hollywood)
  • Hours: 9am- 3pm
  • Extended Day Hours: 7:45am- 5:45pm
  • Spring Mini-Camp (March 26- April 6)

At Camp Wildfolk…

We play. We get messy. We let loose. We take risks. We practice and develop a Growth Mindset. We nurture our innate Creativity. We celebrate curiosity. We collaborate and team-build. We develop a “can do” attitude. It’s hands-on, experiential learning and it’s WILDLY Fun!

Come get wild with us!

New Family Discount- Save $25 with Discount Code:  MomsLA2018 .

Not only are we one of the most affordable camps in LA, we offer great early bird discounts, too!




Children’s Art Institute

Type: Arts & Crafts, Day Camp, Theater


The Children’s Art Institute (CAI) is an arts program for young people ages 5-10. 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 11-17 called Counselor-in-Training.

Registration for camp will start on February 7, 2018 at 10am!

Westland Campus
Westland School, 16200 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Session 1 (Westland Campus) June 25 – July 13 (3 weeks) NO camp on July 4
Session 2 (Westland Campus) July 16 – August 3 (3 weeks)
Theatre Camp at Westland July 16 – August 3, 2018

CCS Campus
Children’s Community School. 14702 Sylvan St., Van Nuys, CA 91411
Session 1 (CCS Campus) June 18 – July 6 (3 weeks) NO camp on July 4
Session 2 (CCS Campus) July 9 – July 20 (2 weeks)
Session 3 (CCS Campus) July 23 – August 3 (2 weeks)


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


Designer Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Design, Fashion, Photography


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 9 – 13 / 9am – 3pm

Fashion & Styling Camp: July 16 – 20 / 9am – 3pm

Interior Design Camp: July 23 – 27 / 9am – 3pm

Photography Camp: July 30 – August 3 / 9am – 3pm


Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp: Santa Monica & Pacific Palisades Locations

Type: Arts & Crafts, Beach, Dance, Day Camp, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Sports, Surfing


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.(

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.

Two locations: Santa Monica State Beach, Tower 11 Santa Monica, CA 90403 and Will Rogers State Beach, Towers 14 and 5, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272



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


Havaya Arts

Type: Arts & Crafts, Jewish, Sleep Away


Havaya Arts is a Jewish overnight arts camp, specializing in theater, art, dance, and music. Whether campers go deeply into a chosen art form or try something for the first time, they’ll grow as intentional artists and amazing human beings.


Play 2 Progress Summer Enrichment Camps

Type: Arts & Crafts, Creative, Day Camp, Enrichment, Kindergarten Readiness, Sensory Movement, STEM, Team Building


Play 2 Progress builds skills for the journey through childhood. Our camps are designed to allow your children to keep learning and exploring after school ends, while having a blast. We get messy in every camp – whether we’re creating works of art, doing science experiments, building obstacle courses, or just swinging, climbing, and building in our state-of-the-art sensory gym.

Play is fun, but it’s also powerful; Play 2 Progress camps harness that power to help your kids advance academically, improve fine and gross motor skills, and be good teammates. The only problem is – kids don’t want to leave!

June 18-22 Sensory Movement Camp
June 25-29 Launch into Kindergarten Camp
July 9-13 Team Building Camp
July 16-20 Launch into Kindergarten Camp
July 23-27 Sensory Movement Camp
July 30-August 3 Creative Minds: Art and Fine Motor Camp
August 6-10 Mad Science Camp