Amplify Sleep Away Camp is an empowering, award-winning music + creative arts summer camp in Ojai, California, serving girls from the neighborhood and around the world since 2012. Every girl deserves the chance to be their most authentic selves, and Amplify helps them do that with lifelong friends and positive role models in a safe, supportive environment. And if day camp is more your speed as opposed to overnight/sleep away camp, we’ve got your back!
Join us this summer for a spectacular journey to explore all seven continents and uncover stories of Heroes & Villains from around the world!
By encouraging story-building capabilities, campers learn how to channel their own inner heroes and villains into healthy forms of expression and learn many life lessons.
Turn imagination into reality with daily art projects – painting, building, sculpting, designing, dancing, performing, and amazing field trips!
Guided by professional teachers, children create up to 3 projects in a day. In a full week, kids make a gallery of up to 10 art projects!
Prepare an extra space in your house for your child’s art gallery
By the end of each week, children make unforgettable memories and new friends from around the world.
Special FREE Event:A family paint event where some proceeds will go to help Israel 🙂 Sunday, November 5th, 2023 – more info and registration at the link.
RAZ Summer Camps 10% early bird discount ends on March 31st. Register soon! Promo code: summer10
Week 1 – Middle East, June 12-16
Week 2 – Africa, June 19-23
Week 3 – Europe, June 26-30
Week 4 – North America, July 5-7
Week 5 – South America, July 10-14
Week 6 – Asia, July 17-21
Week 7 – Australia, July 24 -28
Week 8 – Antarctica, July 31 – Aug 4
Week 9 – Art & Astrology, Aug 7-11
Address: 1046 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles,
Mountain Science Adventure Summer Program for Ages 8-17
Our one-week and two-week programs give campers the unique opportunity to explore science and space in our specialized labs and engage in mountain adventure activities. Campers will broaden their horizons and learn valuable communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills in an encouraging and supportive environment.
One Week Sessions
Campers will learn, grow, and have fun participating in AstroCamp’s most popular core science labs and outdoor adventure activities as well as choose their own adventure from our unique staff-created electives.
Two Week Sessions
Our two-week program is filled with summer camp activities uniquely tailored around your camper and their interests. Prior to arrival, each camper chooses from more than 40 science, mountain adventure, and traditional camp activities to design their own schedule. With the guidance and encouragement of our team, they will explore the outer limits of their comfort zones through our summer science camp hands-on activities, learn new skills, tap into their hidden talents, and gain leadership experience.
Campers joining Geek Week will have the opportunity to dive deeper into some of the most popular creative-based activities at AstroCamp. Join our epic week-long journey of specialized hands-on activities, passionate instructors, and one-of-a-kind electives.
Address: 26800 Saunders Meadow Rd., Idyllwild,
Camp del Corazon Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit corporation, providing a free of charge, medically supervised, residential summer camp for children ages 7-17 who are living with heart disease as well as additional programs for young adults (P.A.C.E.) and families (Virtual Family Camp). All proceeds are spent on the camp and its programming.
We provide an environment that offers support and self-esteem building and socialization that these children/young adults do not otherwise have access to. Impact of camp studies prove that camp helps to strengthen the confidence and self-esteem of children and your support will give these very special children life-altering experiences that cannot be put into words. As a testament to the impact the camp has on these young souls, most return year after year to relive experiences they can get nowhere else.
Camp del Corazon provides camp magic to kids with heart disease. Share our camp with your friends and family, and together we can make a difference in these children’s lives.
We offer 3 sessions that are 5 days in length for ages 7-17, taking place August 15-19, August 19-23 and August 23-27, 2024 on Catalina Island. Activities include snorkeling, high ropes, rock wall, arts & crafts, swimming, kayaking, performing arts, BB guns and archery. Applications open in January! Check out more at campdelcorazon.org/camp. FREE of Charge.
P.A.C.E. – Progressive Adult Cardiac Experience:
The PACE program has several events throughout the year for ages 18-25. The main program is our Retreat over Memorial Day Weekend in Glendale, CA. Our Camping trip is held in October, and other social events, including Book Club, can be found on our website: campdelcorazon.org/pace. Optional Registration Fee.
Virtual Family Camp:
Since 2020, we have hosted more than 50 families on Zoom for Virtual Family Camp! Reunite with camp friends, connect with other guardians affected by Heart Disease, and have fun bringing our camp traditions to your computer screen! 2024 Dates TBD. See more at campdelcorazon.org/virtualprograms. FREE of Charge.
Address: 11615 Hesby st. , North Hollywood,
Traditional day camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 15 on 120 private acres in the Malibu / Agoura Hills area.
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.
Address: 327 S. Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu,
At Camp Wildcraft we grow creative, curious, confident camp; caring kids who feel at home in nature. We are small by design, a warm place where kids unplug from technology and happily connect to our camp community. At our two sites in Calabasas and Malibu, our adventurous art and nature camp empowers kids to discover the hidden natural world—and their hidden strengths.
During weekly sessions, campers create big art projects, explore and hike, sculpt with wood and clay, sew a pouch to carry handmade nature journals, build forts from branches, go on scavenger hunts, play games with new friends, and much more! Campers choose from a changing menu of creative and fun activities including theatre, baking, games in our sports field, and more. Every day at camp is an opportunity to find joy and wonder in the wild places around us.
Ages 4-14 (PreK – 8th grade)
After care: 3pm to 4pm at the Calabasas location.
• Sycamore School, Malibu 3504 Las Flores Canyon Rd, Malibu
• MUSE Global School, Calabasas 1666 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd, Calabasas
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.
Programs offered for Pre-Kinder through 6th grade, as well as a Guides-in-Training (GIT) leadership program for tweens & teens. The schedule is balanced with outdoor time and classroom (with a/c)
12020 Burbank Blvd. Valley Village, CA 91607 and
1265 N. Fairfax Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90046
Camp Woodcraft, one of California’s original summer camps, will host its 101st summer of fun at Mountain Center near idyllic Idyllwild! Join kids from throughout LA to reconnect and disconnect and make forever friends while exploring the forest’s natural beauty.
Led by skilled, certified, year-round youth workers, Camp Woodcraft staff give kids an unforgettable experience and parents peace of mind. A wide range of specialty activities including archery tag, rock wall climbing, and naturalist-led exploration complement classic camp traditions and give campers a chance to grow, connect and play.
Join us in celebrating a century of Camp Woodcraft magic!
Address: 32706 Morris Ranch Rd, Mountain Center,
Discovery & Adventure for All
At Catalina Sea Camp, campers have access to unique activities that cannot be found at other summer camps. Campers participate in activities that are the perfect combination of marine science, ocean adventure, and summer camp fun.
Kids ages 8-17 who are interested in marine biology and an ocean adventure summer camp experience have a blast at Catalina Sea Camp! Our fun-filled one-week and three-week sessions are a one-of-a-kind ocean adventure! Kids enjoy the experience of a lifetime learning marine biology, developing new skills and having fun with newfound friends.
EverWild’s Summer Camp provides children with meaningful experiences in nature alongside qualified mentors. Each week presents a different theme. Our talented mentors will lead children in earth-based skills, games, and adventures. EverWild offers a variety of camps including camps that drop-off and pick up from our predetermined locations in nature, camps that use a van for transportation from your local park to the mountains and beaches, and overnight camps.
Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp (FBS) is Los Angeles’ premiere and oldest beach camp (celebrating our 24th year) for children ages 4-14. 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 23 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 4-14
• Water Activities: surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, paddling, etc.
• 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.
Address: 1541 Palisades Dr , Los Angeles,
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 or West LA.
A co-ed, traditional sleepaway camp for ages 7 to 16, uniquely located on a 900-acre ranch in the Sierras north of Lake Tahoe and a 1.5 hours drive northwest of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Family-owned and operated since 1956, our limited enrollment and our tech-free policy allow for a more personal camp experience and family-like feel that bring all of the camp together. At MMR, campers experience more than the fun and activities that are a given of the camp experience, but also personal growth in self-confidence and character, fostering new friendships and memorable experiences that last a lifetime. Our entire program is centered around the principles of servant leadership and our guiding values that weave throughout the camp experience: inclusivity, empathy, stewardship, integrity, authenticity, and mindfulness.
Ocean Explorers Liveaboard Camp offers coed campers ages 11-17 the opportunity to explore the islands of Channel Islands National Park, both above and below water. Our ecology-based program is fluid and follows the weather, allowing the group to kayak through sea caves, snorkel through kelp forests, surf, and hike across the islands. 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.
55 years of Memories and Friendships! Located in the foothills of Sequoia National Park, River Way Ranch Camp offers children, ages 7-16, a summer of friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Campers may choose from 75 activities including waterskiing, horseback riding, ropes course, mini-bikes, go-karts, waverunners, gymnastics, overnights and more. With an emphasis on the first time campers, River Way provides exciting experiences, focusing on increasing self-confidence. Campers, ages 7-9, remain with their counselors throughout the day participating in a wide variety of activities, while 10-16-year-olds are guided to customize their schedule according to their interests.
*Get 10% OFF camp with the code IDES10 at checkout before 3/15. Beware the Ides of March!*
Youth Drama Camp Session 1: Workshop
10 sessions beginning June 12
Monday-Friday 9am-2pm (No class 6/19, Share on Saturday 6/24)
Expert teaching artists engage youth in exploring a Shakespeare play. In this workshop session, the focus is on the process as campers work on a play and attend classes in Stage Combat, Character, Improv, Elizabethan Dance and more. The last day of camp includes a Share celebrating all they have learned!
Youth Drama Camp Session 2: Production
15 sessions beginning June 26
Monday-Friday 9am-2pm (No class 7/4, Performance on Saturday 7/15)
In this Production class, expert teaching artists and caring group leaders lead classes in Fencing, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Voice/Speech, Acting, Elizabethan Song and Dance, and more! It all leads up to a dazzling performance of a Shakespeare play. Youth collaborate, create, and build confidence in a nurturing environment.
Teen Shakespeare Intensive
12 sessions beginning July 17
Monday-Thursday 2pm-6pm (Performance on 8/3 at 4:30pm)
Teens work with professional actors and directors on classical theatre techniques in Theatricum’s renowned Teen Summer Shakespeare Intensive. Classes include Acting Shakespeare, Scansion & Rhetoric, Stage Fencing & Combat, Improv, Elizabethan Dance & Song, and more. These techniques are applied towards a university-style showcase presentation of scenes and monologues that will be shared on the final day.
Young People’s Camp
9 sessions beginning July 17
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-12pm (Share on 8/4)
Experienced teaching artists and caring group leaders engage little ones in Shakespeare text, Theatre Games, Stage Combat, Music, Puppetry, Elizabethan Dance, and more! Children learn to play as a team while developing their individual creativity. The last day of camp includes a Share celebrating all they have learned!
Address: 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga,