Day Camp

8 Count Summer Dance Camp

Type: Dance, Day Camp

Description:

8 Count Dance Academy offers Dance Camps for ages 3 to 18 from June through August.  Please visit our website 8CountLA.com for more info.

If you don’t find a camp date that works for you, we have a “create a camp” option.  Contact info@8CountLA.com for more info.

Dance Camps Include:  Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Broadway, Acro (Acrobatics), Fun Mock Auditions, Crafts (for younger dancers), & Improv!  Camps conclude with a dancer showcase on the final day.

We can’t wait to dance with you!

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All Girls Empowerment Summer Camp

Type: Camps for Girls, Dance, Day Camp, Martial Arts, Sports, Teen

Description:

Parents like you LOVE our Empowerment Summer Camp for Girls! Open for girls ages 6 to 17. We offer 2 locations: Culver City and Redondo Beach!

“EM·POW·ER·MENT”
the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

Our Camp Offers Amazing Programs:
• Women’s Self Defense Training
• Water sports lessons (kayaking, sailing, stand up paddle boarding)
• Healthy Relationship / Safe Dating Workshops (Teens)
• Character Development Workshop
• Self Confidence Workshop
• Bully Prevention Workshop
• Dance Classes
•Meditation Classes
• Nutrition Classes
• Core Strengthening Workout
• Assertiveness Training
• Outdoor Sports
• And More Fun activities!

Mom’s Testimonial:
“The topics discussed and skills they learned are crucial for their upcoming years in middle school and beyond.  You and your staff have a very important job and you all do it with grace, humility, and intelligence. I will be recommending you to all our friends. Keep up the good work!”

~ Belinda

The Camp is a high energy, fun, safe, and empowering!

The Camp meets from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Extended hours: 7:30am and 6:00pm. Camp locations: Culver City and Redondo Beach: 6295 Bristol Parkway, Culver City and 1900 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach.

Hosted by SHIELD Women’s Self Defense System®. SHIELD has been featured across the world on BBC World News, E! Entertainment, Hallmark, BuzzFeed, France24, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, Telemundo, Univision, and more.

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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.

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Atwater Photo Camp

Type: Day Camp, Photography

Description:

APC is a fun an exciting photography learning experience that expands technical abilities and liberates creative vision. The 5 day adventure begins with a basic overview of camera functions and ends with an exhibition showcasing the kids’ work from the week. Through a series games, scavenger hunts and expeditions, we focus on light and composition as a means to express ourselves. We learn through instruction and practice how to make images, rather than take them. Overall, the experience inspires kids to explore their world in a deeper way, it challenges their perspective, and it helps them discover and develop their own unique voice.

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Broadway Camps for Kids

Type: Acting, Arts Education, Creative, Dance, Day Camp, Improv, Music, Performing Arts, Theater, Voice

Description:

These one and two week-long camps are all about the stage! Your child will enjoy learning musical theatre skills with the ability to showcase them at the end of camp in a mini musical performance for family and friends.

Week 1: June 22nd-26th 12:30pm-4:30pm
Ages 3-7 years
$160/child

Week 2: July 20th-24th 12:30pm-4:30pm
Ages 3-7 years
$160/child

Week 3 & 4: August 3rd-14th 8:30am-3:00pm
*This is a two week camp, not including weekends
**Installment payments and sibling discount available
Ages 5-12 years
$390/child

We also have a Long Beach Location:
8125 E. Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 546-3119

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Cali Camp

Type: Day Camp

Description:

At Cali Camp, each camper will experience a variety of over 50 mini-adventure with activities and exciting special events to express their individual interests and curiosity. Whether visiting for the whole summer or just a week, every camper will reconnect with the environment’s wonder and reclaim the magic it offers.

Our philosophy supports an optimistic and educational FUN time for all campers, no matter who they are, what they like or whether they are outgoing or shy.  We believe that children learn when they are experiencing things in a fun, carefree environment.

We believe in generating a summer that each camper can share with friends for months after they leave Cali. To us, success is happiness resonating not just during but also after a Cali kids camp experience.

Camp rates include transportation from stops throughout the San Fernando Valley and LA city.

Summer Camp Dates June 15 – August 14th; Open House Dates – March 22, April 26, May 17 & May 31

 

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CAMP AWESOME®

Type: Beach, Day Camp

Description:

Camp Awesome® is a drop off only beach summer program for children ages 4-13. Camp curriculum consists of play, leisure, sports, arts and crafts, water activities, exercise, and positive reinforcement. Camp will also consist of beach parties, and field trips. Parents will be able to follow their children at any time online through our social media.

Camp Awesome® believes in campers being innovative and creative! Camp Awesome® provides multiple activities which allows campers the freedom to choose the activities they would like to participate in, creating an awesome experience for all.

Mission Statement:
Camp Awesome® is devoted to helping youth achieve positive self-esteem, enriched social skills, and a high level of personal growth through a safe, fun, and awesome summer beach experience.

Two locations:
6677 Pacific Ave, Playa del Rey, CA 90293

George Freeth Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Camp Summertime

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Established in 1965 as one of the best traditional day camps in Southern California. Now located on 120 private acres in the Malibu / Agoura Hills area at Calamigos Ranch.  Calamigos Ranch was home for one of the earliest camps in California dating back to the 1940’s. This strong tradition continues with Camp Summertime. Camp Summertime is dedicated to providing a safe, loving, and enriching environment. We promote each child’s social, emotional, creative and physical development through individual and team activities. Campers build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-respect within this supportive environment.

Bus transportation is available each day from most areas. Pick up locations may include Malibu, Pacific Palisades, the San Fernando Valley,  Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and the Conejo Valley. Flexible scheduling allows campers to enroll from 2 to 5 days per week. Summer 2020 dates run from June 15 – August 14.

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Camp Super Duper

Type: Before and/or After Care, Day Camp

Description:

A 21st century day camp for 21st century kids.  A kaleidoscope of activities, a whole-child, heart-centered philosophy, the BEST staff of fun, quirky, cool, mature, experienced ADULTS,  and more fun than you may be able to handle.  We do everything from Art, Sports & Cooking to DJing, Podcasting, playing in Virtual Reality, Parkour, Go-Karts, Laser Tag & Mini-Golf.  Weekly Water Days, Field Trips, Spirit Days, Theme Days and more….

Come Discover, Create, Connect, Laugh, Play, Grow, and be the YOUiest YOU you can be! Ages 4-17.  Organic Lunch, Extended Care, Sibling Discount and Early Registration Discounts available.  4 locations to choose from!  Come find your Tribe and let yourself shine!

2020 Locations:
KOREATOWN – at Pilgrim School (540 South Commonwealth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

SANTA MONICA – at St Monica School (1039 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403)

PASADENA / LA CANADA – at Crestview Preparatory School  (140 Foothill Blvd # A, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011)

TARZANA – at International School of Los Angeles  (5933 Lindley Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356)

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Camp Tech Revolution at UCLA

Type: Academic, Acting, Arts Education, Before and/or After Care, Coding, Creative, Day Camp, Design, Fashion, Film, Improv, Maker, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Robotics, Sports, STEM, Tech, Teen, Visual Arts

Description:

Welcome to Award-Winning Camp Tech Revolution at UCLA… The World’s #1 Tech Camp for ages 6-14.  Success starts here!

Our 35+ summer STEM camps offer the latest in technology, giving campers the opportunity to take their creativity to new heights, turn their ideas into reality, and gain the tools to achieve and exceed their goals. Our campers can learn how to Design Websites, Build and Code Robots, Work with Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Converse & Vans Sneakers, Produce Digital Music, Join a Digital Rock Band, Mod in Minecraft, Design Games in Roblox, Compete in National Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite Tournaments, Code in Java and Python, Become YouTube Casters, Use Green Screens, Build Games and Apps, Train in Esports, Learn Digital Citizenship, and so much more!

We offer early arrival and extended day, catered lunches, and sports options at recess – there are plenty of opportunities for exercise, fresh air, socialization and fun.  Campers may also elect to relax during this time and/or participate in fun team-building games.

Register for anywhere from 1 week to 10 weeks. Regular camp hours – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm.  Early drop off at 8am (optional) and Extended day until 6pm (optional).

Tuition ranges from $689/week to $789/week.  This does not include our multi-week promotional discount, additional sibling discount, or our new family referral program (receive $50 to $100 off per new family referred).  See our website for details.

Camp Tech Revolution is Powered by Lavner Camps.

Most weeks sell out… space is limited!

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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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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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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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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 8 – August 21, 2020

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/

Daily Tech Adventure Options for those that need just a few days here and there: https://digitaldragon.co/camps/summer-camps/daily-drop-in-camp/

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Ecole du Soleil

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Ecole du Soleil, the International School of Los Angeles’ annual summer camp option, boasts five weeks of French, fun, and field trips.

La Petite Ecole du Soleil (preschool and Pre-K) introduces campers to the French language using day-to-day concepts. Through mornings focused on language acquisition and afternoons filled with engaging sessions, the program highlights social-emotional learning and helps students develop social skills.

La Grande Ecole du Soleil (Kindergarten – 5th grade) features action-packed days complemented by French lessons. Activities range from percussion and art to everyone’s favorite: bouncy houses and water games! French classes are designed to teach fundamentals, allowing students to absorb language skills and cultural knowledge.

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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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GRAMMY Museum Summer Session

Type: Day Camp, Music, Teen

Description:

The GRAMMY Museum’s Summer Session is a five-day non-residential program for students who are currently enrolled in High School in Southern California (grades 9-12). Summer Session provides Young songwriters the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in songwriting. The skills focused on are also beneficial in workforce development across many careers in, and out of music.

It is completely FREE to attend, but Students must apply to be part of the Summer Session camp. Application & audition video are due by April 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.

There are two sessions available:
Session One: June 16 – June 20, 2020
Session Two: June 23 – June 27, 2020

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Groundlings Teen Improv Camp

Type: Day Camp, Improv

Description:

Teens learn the fundamentals of improv in this fun and engaging workshop series which culminates in an improv performance on The Groundlings student stage.

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iD Tech Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

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

Description:

With over 20 years of experience and 450,000 alumni, iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education. Our programs, for ages 7-19, are held at 150 prestigious campuses in the USA, Europe, and Asia, including NYU, Stanford, Caltech, UCLA, Cambridge, and National University of Singapore.

Led by tech rockstar instructors, students build in-demand skills for futures in coding, game development, robotics, creative arts, and more. We guarantee small class sizes ensure personalized learning for all skill levels.  In addition to our flagship iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17, iD Tech also offers all-girls camps, teen-only Academies, an advanced capstone program, and year-round Online Private Lessons. Learn more at iDTech.com.

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Iverbe Day and Sports Camp

Type: Dance, Day Camp, Sports

Description:

Iverbe Day and Sports Camp is dedicated to creating a fun, positive summer experience in a safe environment at the Willows Community School, Palisades High School and at St. Anastasia School in Westchester.

We are committed to providing your child with a uniquely personal camp experience. Our counselors understand the importance of developing relationships with their campers and will help them build meaningful relationships with each other.

Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment where campers are free to explore their capabilities and focus on having fun.

Camp Locations in Pacific Palisades, Culver City and Westchester.

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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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Kidspace Children’s Museum Camp

Type: Art & Nature, Day Camp, Space Camp

Description:

Join Kidspace Children’s Museum for Kidspace Camp! Adventure, explore, and investigate to learn, create memories, and make new friends. 3, 2, 1… Launch into spring! Come join us in taking a closer look at what space shuttles need to launch and what astronauts go through in order to go into space. We’ll learn about how astronauts prepare themselves for space travel, what type of training is needed, and take a closer look at how shuttles are built using activities developed in collaboration with NASA’s  Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

 

 

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Klub Kamp at The Klub Gymnastics

Type: Before and/or After Care, Day Camp, Gymnastics, Recreational Gymnastics

Description:

For kids age 3 and above, Klub Kampers will have a blast with days packed full of gymnastics, exciting games and so much more! Our recreation Kamp will not only be FUN for your child, but will assist in developing athletic skills, confidence and discipline.

In addition to gymnastics, Kamp at The Klub Gymnastics also includes educational activities, arts & krafts, special guests and activities on select days. Did we mention Klub Kamp runs YEAR ROUND!

On Select Days: After Care 2:30 to 5:30, Late Pick Up 2:30 to 3:00

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Modeling Camp

Type: Day Camp, Fashion, Teen

Description:

Modeling Camp invites all girls to come explore the world of fashion and modeling this summer! Featured on Good Morning America and NBC News, this unique camp offers girls ages 11-17 a one of a kind experience! Have your own professional photo shoot, participate in a live fashion show, learn the ins and outs of the industry from leading professionals! Come discover the model YOU! Visit us at www.modelingcamp.com!

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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. Brand new this year, some locations have shorter hours from 8:30am-3:00pm. 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 Gamer and Vlogger, 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, Playa Vista, Beverly Hills, Encino, Berkeley, Irvine, Manhattan Beach, Fullerton, Marin, Mission Viejo, Arcadia, Torrance, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks and Burbank.

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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 to 12 will participate in fun-filled experiments, exciting field trips to top science and technology companies, and interactive sessions with women thriving in the STEM field. They will learn about biomedical engineering, environmental science, robotics, entrepreneurship, and more!

Environmental Health, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Resources are slim, and it’s up to us to evaluate how we source energy in efficient ways that are kind to our planet! We’ll spend the week GOING GREEN, diving into resources and how we transform them into energy that impacts our daily lives. We’ll investigate different forms of energy and the importance of conservation, design, and innovation to turn our world on and color it GREEN!

What our girls say: “I think it’s very important that we take care of our Earth. It’s so cool to see kids my age in the news fighting to make a difference. I want to learn how we can stop climate change and save our planet.”

Aerospace, AI and Automation
Explore Earth’s systems (sun, moon and solar system) and several means of technology that allow us to learn more about our universe. Everything from space suits and communications to spacecraft and rockets will surely propel your girl’s knowledge to infinity and beyond to expand her universe of possibilities!

What our girls say: “I watched the movie “Hidden Figures” and was shocked that so much goes into exploring outer space. Astronauts learn SO many new things living on a space station. Seeing what they discover makes me want to be an explorer too!”

Science of Play and Entertainment
From toys to amusement parks, we’ll use our imagination to uncover how art design plays a part in creating experiences that entertain us. From story development to design, we’ll learn how prototypes are brought to life. Exploring art, theatre design, animatronics, stop-motion, augmented and mixed realities we’ll delve into our creative side for sensory-loaded experiences.

What our girls say: “My dream job is to be an Imagineer or an animator. I’m more into the creative side of engineering and was inspired when we went to Santa Monica Studios and met people who use their imagination at work every day!”

Technology, Robotics and Code Design
We will explore how technology automation is used to solve common problems and how computer and software programming, encryption and big data play a role in the products we love. Girls will dig deep into the relationship between tech and data, robotics and automation, and the latest innovations in augmented reality. Girls will work in groups to come up with innovations of their own. This week is all about uncovering the data behind the products and mobile apps we love!

What our girls say: “I’m obsessed with watching videos on my phone and tablet, but I want to know how I can make them myself and maybe design an app one day.”

Invention and Tech: Entrepreneurship for Good
Invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship! We will explore challenges the world is facing and come up with creative solutions using technology and other creative resources. Girls will learn the skills to find problems that impact their world and come up with inventions that make it better, and then jump into the process of turning her ideas into real products and services that people can use! We’ll dive into the invention process of brainstorming, engineering design models, and pitching a solution to a problem…learning what it takes to bring an invention to market. Girls will become “Founders” of their own companies and end the week presenting their pitch to our Project Scientist community!

What our girls say: “I’m always making things to help my mom around the house. I made a picker-upper for trash at the beach, and I have a TON of other ideas for inventions that I haven’t even started on yet.”

Biomedical Engineering and Dissection
Learn how engineering delivers patient care through the many technological advances of medical devices. We’ll close the gap between engineering and life sciences to marvel at how we use their principles to replace anatomical structures and functions. Explore how these machines, devices and other technologies are used, and make creations to solve health problems. Girls will dive headfirst into dissecting organs to explore how these innovations improve their functions.

What our girls say: “Dissection week is my most FAVORITE part of camp EVER. I don’t get to use my own hands and do this stuff in school. Everyone is shocked when I tell them I dissected a REAL sheep heart over the summer!”

Locations: University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, Caltech, University of California Irvine

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Saken Sports Camp

Type: Day Camp, Sports

Description:

Starting in 1994, Saken Sports Camp (SSC) has become Los Angeles’ premier sports camp provider offering athletic camps, clinics, and a wide variety of traditional camp activities. SSC is proud to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Sports Camps and clinics are held year-round for campers age 4-14. We offer a Summer, Winter, and Spring Camp at our Campsite centrally located to Encino, Bel Air, Sherman Oaks, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, and Tarzana. We also offer an ongoing
Camper/Counselor-In-Training program for boys and girls in grades 8th-12th.

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Sandy Days Kids Camp

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Sandy Days Kids Camp is a beach camp located in Pacific Palisades for kids ages 4.5 to 14.  Swimming, Boogie Boarding, Paddling, Flag Football, Capture the Flag, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Team and Individual Sports, Creative Performances and Sand Activities are encouraged by our mature and experienced staff.  We maintain a 6:1 camper to counselor ratio.  Our flexible schedule allows you to arrange days at the beach that will fit in with your summer plans.

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Second City Summer Improv Camp

Type: Day Camp, Improv

Description:

The Second City Summer Camps Return with Two Locations!

The Second City Training Center is How fun does a Comedy Camp sound? Spend part of your summer at The Second City in our improv and comedy writing camps. Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. Our teachers will work with these young improvisers to help enhance their ability to communicate with others and develop confidence in their own creativity while working as part of an ensemble. Our summer comedy camps attract students from all over the world to learn improv, make friends, and perform on our stage! No previous experience is needed. Camps end with a show where the students show off what they’ve learned!

Early drop off available. You can drop your student off as early as 8:30am free of charge.

$25 off the second child in the same camp.

SUMMER COMEDY CAMPS (Ages 4-18)
SUBJECTS
Depending on which camp your child takes, they will learn between 2-6 of the bellow subjects:

  • Improv: Explore the fundamentals of improv. Develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, while having loads of fun and laughs.
    •Musical Improv: Learn to spontaneously put words to music.
    •Sketch Comedy: Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of any Second City show. Study classic Second City scenes, use improv to develop scenes, and create original sketches.
    •Stand-Up:  Students develop their personal style as a stand-up comedian or storyteller as we focus on developing material, stage presence, and delivery.
  • Clowning & Physical Comedy: Clowning is 50% physicality, 50% silliness, and 100% fun. Students will learn about slapstick comedy and how to theatrically control their gestures.

1-WEEK MINI CAMPS IN HOLLYWOOD (AGES 4-6)
Mon-Fri • 9am-12:45pm • Students learn: Improv & Musical Improv
Camp 1: June 15-19 • $225
Camp 2: June 29-July 2 • $180
Camp 3: Aug 3-7 • $225

1-WEEK CAMPS IN HOLLYWOOD & PASADENA (AGES 7-18)
Mon-Fri • 9am-3:30pm • Students learn: Improv, Sketch Writing, Musical Improv
Students are grouped by ages 7-9. 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
Students rotate daily through three subjects:
Camp 1: June 8-12 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 2: June 15-19 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 3: June 22-26 • Hollywood only• $395
Camp 4: June 29-July 2 • Hollywood only • $316
Camp 5: July 6-10 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 6: July 13-17 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 7: July 20-24 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 8: July 27-31 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 9: Aug 3-7 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 10: Aug 10-14 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 11: Aug 17-21 • Hollywood only • $395

2-WEEK CAMP IN HOLLYWOOD (AGES 12-18)
Mon-Fri • 9am-4pm • July 6-17 • $800
Mon-Fri • 9am-4pm • July 20-31 • $800
Students learn: Improv, Sketch Writing, Musical Improv, Stand-Up, Clowning, and Physical Comedy

LOCATIONS
Hollywood: 6560 Hollywood Blvd. LA CA 90028
Pasadena: TBD

TESTIMONIALS

“I can’t tell you how excited she was each morning to head to the camp. You really made this a great experience.”-Irene Z.

“She learned a lot, made new friends, and had so much fun every single day. Thank you!!”-Bethany R.

“Going into camp, Connor was really reluctant. He usually hates camp, so I was pleasantly surprised when I picked him up the first day to hear him say he loved it. We will be back.”- Court P.

“You guys are doing a great job with your kids at Second City. Learning to think on your feet and just rolling with it have been the two biggest things my kids are getting out of it.” -Asha F.

”Second City has been such an amazing thing in my life…it’s a great environment and everyone has so much fun.”  – Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina, Mad Men)

About The Second City

The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through fearless comedy, the company’s ten resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, plus four Touring Companies and a booming Theatricals division, entertain one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center, which includes the Harold Ramis Film School, is the largest school of improvisation on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Second City Works, the B2B side of The Second City, focuses on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insights, and Second City Entertainment’s foray into television and media continues to produce new content and programming. Founded in 1959, The Second City continues to grow rapidly in size and influence by upholding five core values: performance; ensemble; diversity and inclusion; resiliency; and authenticity.

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Sender One Rock Climbing Camp

Type: Day Camp, Rock Climbing Camp

Description:

Looking for something fun and exciting for your kids to do during the next school break? Look no further than Sender One’s Rock Climbing Camp! Rock climbing has been shown to help build confidence, improve focus, and increase coordination and strength in children. Through active instruction and supervised games, climbers ages 6 to 13 years old, will learn how to problem solve, work in groups and gain confidence in their ability to reach new heights! Sign up for morning camp, afternoon camp, or both for a full day of fun.

Sender One LAX – 11220 Hindry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Sender One SNA – 1441 S. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705

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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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Sinjin Smith’s Beach Volleyball Camps

Type: Beach, Day Camp, Outdoors, Sports, Surfing, Volleyball, Water Sports

Description:

Beach volleyball in the morning lead by the infamous Sinjin Smith; sand and sea activities in the afternoon with our active and fun camp leaders!

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SOCAPA School of Creative & Performing Arts

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

Description:

SOCAPA offers one to six-week summer intensives in Filmmaking, Acting, Music, Dance, Photography and Screenwriting in LA, NYC and VT.  Our students travel from around the world to participate in our programs. Campers of all experience levels are challenged to advance their skills through hands-on learning with teachers who are leaders in their fields.  The intensity of creative expression and artistic development on our campuses is testimony to the hard work of the students and staff.  We hope you’ll join us to explore your creativity in a supportive environment among friends!

Camp Location(s):
Occidental College: 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90041
Pace University: 182 Broadway, New York, NY 10038
Champlain College: 320 Maple Street, Burlington, VT 05401

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Studio LOL Improv Camp

Type: Day Camp, Improv, Theater

Description:

This popular improv program in Studio City has been named the “Best Kids Improv Classes in LA” by Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly.  Studio LOL campers study one week of improv in an upbeat atmosphere, where the just-for-fun energy of camp creates a perfect space for beginners to jump right in.  A typical day at Studio LOL might include: acting out a silly news broadcast, creating an infomercial with crazy props, or creating a scene about potato farmers.  Campers perform in a comedy show for parents on Friday.  Separate camp weeks are available for ages 5-18.

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Summer at Stratford

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Explore! Excel! Engage! Fun and Educational Themes with Schedule Flexibility.

Stratford School infuses its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and academic curriculum into an innovative and enriching summer camp experience for Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School.

For the Preschool/PreK age group (2.5 – 4 years old) – Choose full-day or morning half-day with two, three, or five-days per week. Weekly themes come to life as Young Campers learn, explore, and engage in imaginative activities that promote STEAM learning. Each session is designed around inquiry-based projects that develop foundational skills in phonics, math, motor skills, music, social skills, and more!

Session 1 (five weeks): June 10 – July 12
Session 2 (four weeks): July 15 – August 9

Kindergarten Prep (age 4 – 5) Choose full-day or morning half-day, five-days per week. Jr. Campers will develop the skills necessary for success in Kindergarten like phonics, fluency, math, printing, and social skills. Afternoons will feature fun, hands-on, STEAM-based activities that incorporate art, science, and music.

Session 1 (five weeks): June 10 – July 12
Session 2 (four weeks): July 15 – August 9

For the Elementary age group (first through fifth grade, 6-11 years old) – Our themed “Summer STEAM” program is full-day, two-week sessions. We take our enriched academic preparation and themed project-based learning to a whole new level! Students will collaborate to tackle real-world problems by utilizing cross-curricular academic principles (Math, Science, and Language Arts) and new concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Pre-Session: Available at select campuses, June 10 – June 14
Session 1: Kid Biz — Entrepreneurship 101, June 17 – June 28
Session 2: Game On! Intro to Game Design, July 1 – July 12
Session 3: 21st Century Storytelling — How to Make Your Voice Heard!, July 15 – July 26
Session 4: Eco-Engineers — Build a Sustainable Planet, July 29 – August 9

Explore Summer@Stratford — StratfordSchools.com/summer-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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The Little Gym Summer Quest Camps

Type: Day Camp, Gymnastics

Description:

Day camp at The Little Gym of Torrance is for 3-8 year olds and gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity including gymnastics, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym. Half day and full day camp options are available.

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Tinkering Camp

Type: Day Camp

Description:

Come build amazing things with us! Tinkering Camp teaches children the skills they need to work confidently in wood, plastic, and metal to build robust structures as wild as their imaginations. With a 4:1 camper to facilitator ratio, our fully stocked workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for personal growth through skills development and creative construction.

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Young Actors Space Summer Programs

Type: Acting, Day Camp

Description:

Three Summer Camps at Young Actors Space. Established in 1979, Young Actors Space is the Original and Premiere school in Los Angeles for young performers.

On-Camera Conservatory (Ages 10-17)
Daily 10am – 2pm*
June 22nd – 28th
$650 ($200 deposit)
*Performers will shoot their scene on either Saturday or Sunday with a staggered call

Production Conservatory (Ages 10-17)
Daily 10am – 4pm**
July 13th – 26th
$1,300 ($200 deposit)
**Does not meet on July 18th or 19th

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