First 5 LA


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


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


Glendale Centre Theatre Summer Acting Camp

Type: Acting, Dance, Improv, Stage Combat, Theater, Voice


Does your child like performing on stage? Meeting new friends? Having fun and using his/her imagination? Check out Glendale Centre Theatre’s Summer Acting Camp!

Students ages 6-14 spend the day involved in classes that stimulate their creativity in a fun and safe environment. Our experienced and dedicated teachers lead classes in acting, dancing, singing, improvisation, and stage combat. And for those kids who can’t get enough, we have extended care from 2pm-5pm where campers experience even more activities and hands on crafts.

Each session culminates in a performance with all the campers on our very own GCT stage. We also offer 3 complimentary tickets to every camper for one of our family friendly GCT shows!

Every session is packed with new dress-up days and themes. We are now offering NEW discounted pricing for families who attend our first session of the summer. Sign up today by calling 818-244-8481!




Got Game Camp

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Sports, Theater


Got Game Camp is the premier Los Angeles summer day camp designed for kids of all skills, interests, and experience levels, ages 4-14!

Got Game Camp is an all encompassing camp with two program offerings. You have the choice of joining our all day camp with daily activities ranging from all sports and games to robotics, arts and crafts, science, dance, technology, and much more! In addition, we offer the Got Game Academy, which is a fun, hands-on way to further your child’s academic skills during the summer months. Academy runs Monday thru Thursday from 9:30-12:30 with options of adding our day camp in the afternoons and/or Field Trip Fridays!

A fresh camp experience starts each week, with extended care plus sibling and multi-week discounts available. We have something for everyone, and kids can’t get enough!

Questions and to register: email or call 310-975-8524.


Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

Type: Dance, Fashion, Film, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice


At Idyllwild Arts, summer is serious fun! Since 1950, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has offered intensive workshops in dance, film, music, songwriting, theatre, visual arts and writing to students of all ages and abilities, including Family Week. Located in the beautiful mountains of Southern California. Art Workshops are available for Kids and Teens (ages 5-18), Adults, and Families. Register now at


SOCAPA School of Creative & Performing Arts

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


Come join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA – The School of Creative & Performing Arts! SOCAPA offers 1-3 week Summer Program intensives in Filmmaking, Acting, Music, Dance, Photography and Screenwriting. Campers of all experience levels are challenged to advance their craft through hands-on learning with teachers who are leaders in their fields. With these Intensives comes the best of summer – a time for friendship and fun with activities every night and weekend. Los Angeles campers can enjoy trips to Venice Beach and the Walk of Fame, along with visits from guest artists, karaoke nights, and much more! Follow the link below for a tour of our LA campus, visit our site, or call our NY office for more information!


Studio LOL Improv Comedy Camp

Type: Improv, Theater


This popular improv comedy program 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 comedy 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 ages 8+ perform in a comedy show for parents on Friday.  Separate camp weeks are available for ages 5-18.