Arts & Crafts

CalArts Summer Art Intensive for High School Students

Type: Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Creative, Design, Film, Maker, Performing Arts, Photography, Sleep Away, Teen, Visual Arts

Description:

Students 14-17 years old participate in a series of workshops and critiques led by CalArts faculty and alumni, attend artist talks and screenings, explore methods and spend time in the studio developing skills and making art.

Residential students will live in Chouinard Hall, CalArts’ BFA dorms, and both residential and commuter students will be able to participate in daily activities such as film screenings, games in the recreation hall or open swim in the CalArts pool. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Disneyland for an additional fee. All levels welcome to apply.

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Camp Hess Kramer & Gindling Hilltop Camp/Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps

Type: Arts & Crafts, Beach, Dance, Jewish, Maker, Music, Sleep Away, Sports, Teen

Description:

Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp! For almost 70 years, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps have been providing a dynamic and fun environment where campers and staff become part of a community. We strive to build a place where everyone is equal and included, supported and cared for, connected and challenged. At Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps children develop a better understanding of their Jewish background while giving them a summer they will never forget.

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Camp Wildfolk

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

Description:

Camp Wildfolk is a wildly-fun and unique Day Camp, centrally located at 2 locations (West Hollywood & Valley Village), blending “old-school” camp spirit 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.

Campers Pre-K through 7th grade

Teen Program 8th-10th grade (Guides-in-Training)

Held at Larchmont Charter School (Fairfax) in West Hollywood

Held at Adat Ari El in Valley Village (Summer 2020 is the mini-launch– look-out for more camp weeks at Adat in the future!)

June 15– August 14, 2020

Hours: 9am- 3pm

Extended Day Hours: 7:45am- 5:45pm

Winter Break Camp 2020

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!

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Camp X at Milken Community Schools

Type: Arts & Crafts, Coding, Creative, Design, Fashion, Maker, Rock Climbing Camp, STEM, Tech

Description:

Camp X is the premier summer program for young designers, programmers, and entrepreneurs ages 9-14 who want to explore, discover, and create! Campers come to Camp X from all over Los Angeles to have a blast, make new friends, and learn new *mind-blowing* skills! Every week at Camp X is different; our campers learn how to design their way through complex challenges and explore Los Angeles through a different lens each week!

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Designer Camp

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

Description:

A hands-on, creative summer day camp for students passionate about design in Los Angeles and Orange County. Designer Camp is a curated boutique style camp that allows campers (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, 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.

Los Angeles 2020 Camps
Address: Pacific Design Center, WeWork 750 N. San Vicente Blvd Suite 800, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Designer Camp 101: July 6 – 10 / 9am – 3pm
Interior Design Camp: July 13  – 17 / 9am – 3pm
Fashion & Styling Camp: July 20 – 24 / 9am – 3pm
Photography Camp: July 27 – July 31 / 9am – 3pm

Orange County 2020 Camp
TBA –  inquiries email hello@designercamp.com

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

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

Description:

Fitness by the Sea Kid’s Camp (FBS) is Los Angeles premiere and oldest beach camp for children ages 4-14. With beachside locations in Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, an experienced and spirited staff (average age 27), and low camper to staff ratios (6:1), FBS offers a full range of dynamic and creative activities in an encouraging and nurturing environment.

100% SAFETY RECORD– For the past 21 years, The Chief of LA County Lifeguards has called Fitness by the Sea “The Safest Beach Camp Ever Seen.” 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 Venice, Culver City, Mar Vista, Brentwood, Cheviot Hills, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Hancock Park, Sherman Oaks, and Woodland Hills areas. Please go to the website to find the closest bus stop for your family.

SIGN UP BY THE DAY– Register your child for any days you wish, with no minimum days or weeks. With free and unlimited schedule changes you can¹t go wrong!

OVER 200 ACTIVITIES–  Something for Everyone – Ages 4 ­-14
• Water Activities: ­surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, skim boarding, etc. *No prior swim experience necessary.
• Team Sports: ­soccer, basketball, 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.

CAMP LOCATIONS: Santa Monica State Beach, Tower 9, Santa Monica, CA 90403 and Will Rogers State Beach, Towers 14, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

2020 CAMP DATES: June 15th – September 4th, Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm, Extended Care available 8:30am- 9am, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

OPEN HOUSE DATES: March 29, April 26, and May 24 from 12pm-2pm

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.

Please visit our website at www.fitnessbythesea.com or call 310-459-2425 for any questions.

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Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp

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

Description:

Get funky at our Rockstar Dance Camp! For Girls & Boys ages 4-10 years old, we offer one week sessions that run from 9am- 3pm. Funky Divas & Dudes allows kids to express themselves through music and movement building self-esteem, social skills, teamwork, concentration, coordination, and balance, all the while having a fun, positive experience! Campers will learn Hip-Hop Dance Routines, make a rockin’ Music Video and have surprise activities and games throughout the day. Music video will be shared with families to enjoy and there will be a performance in costumes on the last day for friends and family to watch their dancers shine!

FD&D will also be at more locations in your neighborhood:  The City of Santa Monica, The Summer Institute (West Hollywood), Summer @ Village School (Pacific Palisades), Iverbe Dance Camp (Culver City & Pacific Palisades) and City of Manhattan Beach.

Host a private camp in your backyard with your child’s friends! Our private camps are very popular and give kids the benefit of individual attention in a smaller size camp.

Discount: $20 off for MomsLA readers (only valid at FD&D Camps that register funkydivasanddudes.com).  Use discount code: FUNKYMOMSLA

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Golden Key Art – Summer Art Fun

Type: Academic, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Creative, Day Camp, Visual Arts

Description:

Welcome to Summer Art Fun! Our family-owned camp offers a creative and fun environment personalized for your child’s needs. Kids explore the creative side and learn about the exciting world of artists, and build a portfolio of projects. Museum trips, field trips, drawing and painting lessons, chess, pool, and more! We also provide a refresher on the academic skills (math and English) for a successful school year. Each week is an amazing art journey! See the full schedule: https://goldenkeyart.com/summercamp/schedule/

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Kallpachay Spanish Adventure Camps

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

Description:

Spread your wings and glide into the richness and joy of language learning with us. Our Signature 100% Immersion Adventure Day Camp is for children ages 4-14 with prior exposure*, and for our true beginners we offer a morning of Spanish that transitions to English in the afternoon. All of our campers advance their Spanish language skills while exploring the many interesting topics we introduce at camp!

Kallpachay Camp’s perfect blend of creative summer projects, spirit days, games, experimentation, and cultural celebrations swoops spirits upward in our atmosphere of positivity and encouragement surrounding Spanish language development and personal growth. This summer’s adventures include Guatemala’s Magnificence, Animal Growth in Bolivia, and The Music of Venezuela!

*To qualify for the Intermediate+ Signature program, your camper has consistently been exposed to native speakers, or attended a school program with a minimum of 8 hours per week of Spanish for one year or more.

Locations: West LA, Tarzana, Noho, Pasadena, and more.
Hours: M – F, 9am – 3pm, extended day 8am – 6pm, mornings only to 12pm.
Rates vary by program type.
Register on our website and visit to learn more about our discounts, scholarships, tours, and CIT program.
Inquire to find out how we can tailor a summer schedule for your group!

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Kennolyn Camps

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Backpacking, Beach, Cooking, Dance, Equestrian, Fashion, Martial Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Rock Climbing Camp, Sleep Away, Sports, Surfing, Teen, Trapeze, Travel, Water Sports

Description:

Since 1946, Kennolyn Camps has provided a haven for boys and girls ages 6-16 to be their best selves, unplug from technology, and make lifelong friends. Join us at one of our two overnight camp locations: in the Santa Cruz Mountains at our hidden village in the redwood forest just a short drive to the beach. Or on Huntington Lake just south of Yosemite at our cozy lodge nestled in the Sierras. This summer we’re celebrating 75 years of changed lives!

Plus, we have special “in-between-session” programs at no additional fee for campers staying multiple sessions.

Two Locations:
8400 Glen Haven Road, Soquel, CA 95073
60900 La Salle Lane, Lakeshore, CA 93634

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Outdoor Journeys – Camp Nawakwa

Type: Acting, Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Backpacking, Creative, Performing Arts, Sleep Away, Teen, Theater, Visual Arts

Description:

Outdoor Journeys is a non-profit youth development organization which operates a residential camp program, Camp Nawakwa, near Angelus Oaks, California. It is our mission to inspire individuals, through education and engagement, to connect with the natural world.

Camp Nawakwa offers Summer Camp sessions during the summer season and Family Camps throughout the year.  Activities included in each camp session include: Archery, Rock Climbing, Tomahawks, Slingshot Paintball, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Canoeing, Fishing, Outdoor Living Skills, Nature, Teambuilding, Hiking, Drama, and Evening Programs.

Summer Camps (Ages 8-17)
Traditional Camps – June 15 – July 17
Arts Camps – June 22 – July 17
Teen Academy – June 21 – July 17
Survivor Camps – June 15 – July 24

Family Camps (All ages)
Winter Family Camp – February 15-17
Fourth of July Family Camp – July 1-5
Labor Day Family Camp – September 4-7
Fall Family Camp – November 6-8

Camp Nawakwa is open to everyone! We embrace the uniqueness of all young people and their families. We ensure that every child has a place, no matter his or her background or age.

For more information, please visit www.outdoorjourneys.org

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River Way Ranch Camp

Type: Acting, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Dance, Equestrian, Fashion, Film, Gymnastics, Improv, Martial Arts, Music, Musical Theater, Performing Arts, Sleep Away, Sports, Visual Arts, Water Sports

Description:

Memories and friendships await at River Way Ranch Camp! Nestled in the scenic foothills of Sequoia National Park, River Way offers children, ages 7-16, an unparalleled environment to learn, thrive and grow. Extraordinary, highly trained staff encourage and guide campers to try a wide array of activities.

Through 75+ activities, campers will improve their confidence and enjoy activities such as waterskiing, horseback riding, ziplines, ropes course, theater, culinary arts, mini-bikes, go-karts, waverunners, gymnastics, film production academy, camping overnights and much more. With an emphasis on first time campers, River Way provides exciting experiences, proving to strengthen core values while increasing independence and social skills.

Campers, ages 7-9, remain with their counselors throughout the day participating in a variety of activities, while 10-16 year-olds customize their schedules.

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Sequoyah Summerhouse

Type: Arts & Crafts, Before and/or After Care, Cooking, Day Camp, Outdoors, Sports

Description:

Summerhouse is a flexible, drop-in summer fun day camp.

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Summer at The Center

Type: Academic, Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Before and/or After Care, Coding, Cooking, Creative, Creative Writing, Dance, Day Camp, Fashion, Language, Maker, Music, Musical Theater, Performing Arts, Robotics, Science, Sports, STEM, Tech, Visual Arts

Description:

Calling all first through sixth graders: design your own adventure this summer. Mix and match to create your summer of fun! Summer at The Center features engaging class offerings, state-of-the-art classrooms, outstanding athletic facilities, nurturing staff, and expert teachers. Sign up for summer excitement and learning at CEE’s expanded campus in West Hollywood.

One- and three-week sessions are offered in:
Science–chemistry, marine biology, Science Explosion, dinosaurs, animals
Sports–soccer, basketball, football, and more
Technology–Video Game Creator, Minecraft, coding, computer animation
Engineering–Lego robotics, architectural model building, Invention Workshop
Arts–fashion design, studio art, anime, puppetry, photography, play production, dance
Academics–Math Skills & Thrills, writing, debate
Hobbies–cooking, magic, knitting, Spanish, karate, ukulele.

Dream, design, and dig in this summer at The Center!

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