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Summer Camps Planning to Open In-Person This Summer

Are you looking for a live, in-person Summer camp experience for your kids this Summer? While some Camps have moved to online or virtual programming, some Summer Camps in Los Angeles are planning to open, adhering to the guidelines presented by the CDC and American Camps Association, like with physical distancing or other modifications, and by working closely with their local County Health Departments.

Some locations outside of the City of Los Angeles may have different rules, so they may be able to open earlier than in LA. Some camps are saying they are opening in June, while others are hoping to open by July.

As always, please check with the Camps you are interested in to be sure they are opening and find out all the details. We are giving you the best information we have at this time, but as you know, things can change.

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Featured Summer Camps Planning to Open this Summer in Los Angeles

8 Count Summer Dance Camp

Type: Dance, Day Camp, Open 2020, Virtual Camps & Classes

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 [email protected] 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, Open 2020, South Bay Camp, 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 Torrance!

“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 Torrance.

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, Open 2020, South Bay Camp, Sports, Surfing, Teen

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.

We’ve got locations in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach!

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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Biocitizen: Our Place Summer School in Los Angeles

Type: Day Camp, Open 2020

Description:

Wonder | Connection | Stewardship

Biocitizen’s Our Place Summer School brings students into direct contact with LA’s myriad of wild and urban habitats and ecosystems.  Our classes are active, immersive and reflective: We hike, climb, swim, share, and always take time to simply sit and observe the world around us.

Biocitizen LA gets your child “off the screen and into the green!

Biocitizen LA “summer camp” classes begin June 10th and end August 30th – Space is limited, so enroll now!

For detailed class info and online registration: https://biocitizenla.org/classes/

Sessions run Monday – Friday,  8:30AM-4PM

We meet at the Echo Park Lake, and head out to explore!

Ages  K-8

Full Session price $400.00

Transportation provided

Please inquire with Biocitizen LA Director, Jesse Carmichael, about classes and scholarship information: email j[email protected] or call 310 279 2934

Biocitizen LA is a 501c3 non-profit environmental education and enrichment organization. We teach Earth Stewardship, Resilience, and Mindful Movement via Field Environmental Philosophy (FEP) to K-8 students. FEP combines the study of ecology & ethics, with conservation & service.

To learn more about us, check out biocitizenla.org.

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BioNerds

Type: Academic, Animal Camp, Art & Nature, Day Camp, Nature, Open 2020, Orange County Camp, Science, STEM, Virtual Camps & Classes

Description:

Bionerds offers fun, hands-on biology workshops for kids K-8th grades in many cities throughout Orange County. We have after-school, in-class, homeschool, camps, party, field trips, and Girl Scouts programs. Our curriculum covers vast biology topics from insects, plants, human, genetics, microorganisms, forensic, and more. Your child will have up-close experiences with live/preserved organisms, perform dissections and biology experiments/activities using lab tools. We have been offering our programs to many school districts, cities, home associations, and homeschool facilities throughout Orange County.

Our teachers have college degrees in Biology or related sciences/experiences, some even have graduate degrees. We are honored to be chosen the Best Science/Tech Camp for multiple years by the Parenting OC Magazine families from 2016-2019. We are also chosen as one of the Coolest After-Class programs in the Country by the Red Tricycle website. We are featured in many family websites as one of the great programs for kids in Orange County.

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Brella Summer Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts, Day Camp, Flexible Scheduling, Open 2020, Preschool Camp, STEM, Virtual Camps & Classes

Description:

Brella offers flexible camp and child care options for kids 3 months-12 years old so you can customize to your family’s needs. It’s always a fun day at Brella- children explore a variety of experiences including art, science, engineering, storytelling, music, and movement. Our teachers are highly credentialed educators. Cleanliness and health have always been a priority at Brella.

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Camp CodeREV Kids

Type: Academic, Day Camp, Maker, Open 2020, Orange County Camp, Robotics, STEM, Tech, Virtual Camps & Classes

Description:

LA’s premier week-long summer tech camps for budding programmers, future video game designers, VR lovers, app developers, robotics engineers, 3D modelers & animators, and just plain technology fans!

Our curriculum is incredibly fun AND educational, focusing on strengthening STEAM. It is even supported by educational specialists out of the Harvard and Stanford Graduate Schools 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 and build confidence as they create their own unique projects using code, robotics, digital art, and more!

Roblox Game Design and VR, Minecraft Level Design, MathCraft (Math + Minecraft), Adventures in Programming, 3D Game Design with VR, Modding in Minecraft, REV Robots, REV Engineers, Coding Drones, 3D Modeling & Animation, App Creators.

Locations: Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Encino

2020: ALL SUMMER LONG!

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Camp Kids Klub

Type: Academic, After Care, Arts & Crafts, Beach, Before Care, Coding, Cooking, Creative, Creative Writing, Dance, Day Camp, Equestrian, Music, Nature, Open 2020, Robotics, Science, Sports, STEM, Teen, Theater, Virtual Camps & Classes

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Why Camp Kids Klub?

Have you ever thought, “Why Camp Kids Klub?” From our favorite songs, to hilarious games, special surprises and yummy treats, our camp has tons of unique traditions that campers look forward to each summer. We guarantee that we’ll keep the energy high and the fun flowing throughout the camp day!

We believe that camp is an essential experience in a child’s life. Camp is about the feeling that anything is possible. Children should spend their time at camp on adventures and having dynamic experiences- learning, playing, making lifelong friends, and being surrounded by people that inspire them.

As our camp song says, “In 1995, Kids Klub arrived!”, and we have been perfecting summer camp ever since! Here are some of our favorite things!

Above all, Camp Kids Klub is all about friendships, new and old! Whether you have been coming to camp for five years or it is your first day, you can count on making friends right away. To that end, we do team building first thing every Monday morning so that campers get to know one another and their counselors. Moreover, throughout the week we continue to play wacky games during group time to solidify these bonds. We believe that camp friendships are some of the strongest friendships you can have. We love seeing those friendships grow year after year!

Each week at Camp Kids Klub is organized around an exciting Theme. Hence, during “International Week” we learn about different countries and cultures through cooking, dance, art, and sports, and every child gets their very own passport! For “Island Adventure Week” we’ll act like pirates and have a Luau party! Another favorite at Camp Kids Klub is “Olympic Week”, our annual all-camp competition between the Yellow, Blue, and Green Team, who will win this year!? No matter the theme, we plan events that everyone will enjoy!

Finally, this is your opportunity to be a cowboy, alien, wizard, or superhero! We will have a costume contest with prizes for everyone who dresses up. Staff look forward to dress-up days as much as the campers! Don’t be surprised if your counselor suddenly turns into a purple-haired Rock Star!

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Camp Wasewagan on the River

Type: Adventure Camp, Art & Nature, Open 2020, Sleep Away, Teen

Description:

Over night summer camp located in beautiful Angelus Oaks, just south of Big Bear. We offer 1- and 2- week options for boys & girls, age 5-16. With a traditional setting and activities, such as archery, paintball, high ropes & swimming, kids will also get to pick their own exciting field trip to attend. Come and create unforgettable memories and lasting friendships with us this summer!

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Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom Cooking School

Type: Cooking, Open 2020, Virtual Camps & Classes

Description:

From Cookies to Full Meals, Our 4 Camps cover a vast range of recipes. Each day will be fun-filled with kitchen activity as we introduce your children to our kitchen with safety procedures. Your children will return home with new skills and want to help in preparation of family meals.

Baking/Pastry Camp – $200       Mon-Thurs-June 15-18, 2020     2:30pm-4:00pm
Culinary Academy 1 – $200        Mon-Thurs-June 22-25, 2020     2:30pm-4:00pm
Culinary Academy 1 – $425        Mon-Thurs-June 29-July 2         10:00am-12:00pm
Baking/Pastry Camp – $425        Mon-Thurs-June 29-July 2         2:00pm-4:00pm
Culinary Academy 2 – $425        Mon-Thurs- July 6-9, 2020         10:00am-12:00pm
Culinary Academy 3 – $425        Mon-Thurs-July 6-9, 2020          2:00pm-4:00pm
Culinary Academy 1 – $425        Mon-Thurs-July 13-16, 2020       10:00am-12:00pm
Baking/Pastry Camp – $425        Mon-Thurs-July 13-16, 2020       2:00pm-4:00pm
Culinary Academy 2 – $425        Mon-Thurs-July 20-23, 2020       10:00am-12:00pm
Culinary Academy 3 – $425        Mon-Thurs-July 20-23, 2020       2:00pm-4:00pm
Baking/Pastry Camp – $425        Mon-Thurs-July 27-30, 2020       10am-12:00pm
Culinary Academy 1 – $425        Mon-Thurs-July 27-30, 2020       2:00pm-4:00pm
Baking/Pastry Camp – $425        Mon-Thurs-August 10-13, 2020  10am-12:00pm
Culinary Academy 1 – $425        Mon-Thurs-August 10-13, 2020  2:00pm-4:00pm
Culinary Academy 3 – $425        Mon-Thurs-August 3-6, 2020      10:00am-12:00pm
Culinary Academy 2 – $425        Mon-Thurs-August 3-6, 2020      2:00pm-4:00pm

 

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Destination Science

Type: Academic, After Care, Arts & Crafts, Before Care, Creative, Day Camp, Maker, Open 2020, Orange County Camp, Science, South Bay Camp, STEM, Virtual Camps & Classes

Description:

Destination Science is excited to offer 4 all new online STEM topics each week starting July 6, 2020 through August & beyond to help engage your kids. Join your Destination Science teacher LIVE online Monday- Friday for 2 full hours of hands-on STEM fun.  Each camper will receive:

KIT: Science supply kit designed for your topic of choice with accompanying Google slide deck walking kids through each day of learning.

TEACHER: Connect LIVE with your Destination Science teacher with our Zoom link.

LEARNING: Kids explore STEM science through games, challenges, building, and fun.

SCHEDULE: LIVE for 2 hours per day starting at either 9:30am or 1:30pm or both (PT & CT). Each theme offered each week: 7/6,  7/13,  7/20,  7/27,  8/3,  8/10 (more to be added)

VIDEOS: The fun continues with pre-recorded step by step video guides designed to assist your child with an additional 30 minutes/day of project building at their pace.

CONNECTIONS: Kids keep the same staff and campmates all week to build true connections with old and new friends.

Registration Starts: June 1, 2020

Fees: $200/wk, Enroll by 6/30/20 & Save $50! (vouchers accepted)

ROBOT ISLAND CAMP

Offered Both AM & PM – Join other BOT Builders & create your own Rolling Robot with DS Live Online! Welcome to Robot Island where curious minds transform the island into a science fun park for Robotic adventures! Build motorized Bots and use the engineering design process to create your own fun.

PLAYSPACE ENGINEERING CAMP

Offered Both AM & PM – Missing your playground?! Build one with DS Live online! Warning: Engineers at Play! Design & build your own eco-friendly solar play-space, complete with a pendulum swing set, a moving merry-go-round and a vibrating sled ride.  By the end of camp, you will have created your own play circuit to show off fun physics facts.

STEAM INVENTORS CAMP

Offered Both AM & PM – Time on your hands? Let’s invent your own Ooniverse with DS Live online! Join the STEAM Dream Team! Harness the power of STEAM with science, technology, engineering, art and math–combine it all to master your own amazing Oonie Maker Machine. Spark curiosity with the force of air-power, stretchy polymer technology, structural engineering, and get creative with color theories.

GALACTIC SPACE TRAINING CAMP

Part 1 (Offered AM Only): Shelter in Outerspace – Build your own Millennium Starship with DS Live online! It is time to build your own Millennium Starship ready to complete galactic challenges and earn a light-powered science saber. Compare Jedi mind tricks to real physics forces we use every day, like magnetism, infrared light, and sound waves!

Continue the space adventure all day by adding PM Camp…

Part 2 (Offered PM Only): Staycation on Mars – Build your own Mars Rover with DS Live online! BIY-Build it Yourself! You’ve been assigned by the Jedi Academy to construct your own motorized Rover Droid. Customize your rover to adapt to different planets. Will it use solar energy or electrical energy to search for  martian life? Challenge Accepted!

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Fit First Bootcamp

Type: Day Camp, Open 2020, Orange County Camp, Outdoors, Sports, Virtual Camps & Classes

Description:

Come join us at Fit First, OC’s first youth-focused fitness program, for one of our action packed week-long summer bootcamps! Our camps are hosted around Orange County’s scenic local parks so our athletes can get outdoors for some fresh air and have some fun in the sun, while also staying safe with distance & ventilation. We offer general fitness camps as well as sports focused camps, and they are packed with games, sports, and all sorts of fun to get our athletes excited about starting their fitness journey!  Our camps are available for all ages ( 4 – 16 ) and readiness levels, and run from 9AM – 12PM (AM Camp) or 12:30PM – 3:30PM (PM Camp), with option to attend both. Come join us for a memorable summer of fun and fitness, build confidence & teamwork skills, and make some new friends!

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Futures Academy Virtual Summer Camps

Type: Academic, Arts Education, Creative Writing, Open 2020, Orange County Camp, Photography, Science, STEM, Tech, Teen, Virtual Camps & Classes

Description:

With virtual summer camps at Futures Academy, learn skills that support academic growth in all subjects while having fun, connecting with others, and discovering a possible career path. Futures Academy offers a variety of virtual summer camps for 5th grade, middle school and high school students this summer including: Middle School Writing Camp, Middle School Math Camp, Digital Photography Camp, Game Design Camp, Forensic Science Camp, Creative Writing Camp, College Compass & Art Camp.

Enroll in 1-week, 2-week, 3-week  or all summer camps. Camp sessions include two sessions per day Monday – Thursday.  The first session is engaging instructional content and the next session is fun group practice and activities.

Futures Academy is a fully accredited school that pulls all camp curriculum from UC approved course curriculum.  The content is the best of the best to teach skills for our campers.

Locations all over Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County

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Klub Kamp at The Klub Gymnastics

Type: Day Camp, Gymnastics, Open 2020, Recreational Gymnastics

Description:

For kids age 5 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!

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South Bay Artist Collective Youth Program

Type: Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Creative, Day Camp, Design, Open 2020, Photography, South Bay Camp, Visual Arts

Description:

The SBAC Youth Program holds a multi-media art summer camp where students are given access to a range of mediums, including photography, paint pouring, spray painting, painting skateboards, digital illustration, working with resin, melting wax, and many other mediums – out of which they get to experiment and create their own projects under the guidance of our instructors. Instruction is individual to each student and their project. We also introduce the creative principles of Instinct, Intention, Inspiration, Imagination, and Intuition to the students – integral parts of the artistic process that help the youth to build creative problem solving skills.

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STAR Camps [Solar System Camp]

Type: Acting, After Care, Animal Camp, Art & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Before Care, Camps for Girls, Coding, Cooking, Creative, Creative Writing, Dance, Day Camp, Design, Fashion, Film, Gymnastics, Maker, Martial Arts, Music, Musical Theater, Open 2020, Performing Arts, Robotics, Science, Sports, STEM, Tech, Teen, Theater, Virtual Camps & Classes, Visual Arts

Description:

SOLAR SYSTEM CAMP

Looking for a digital experience for this summer? Look no further! STAR’s Solar System Camps are low ratio digital camps enhanced with a suite of online tools including Google Classroom and Zoom to maximize interactivity.

Although digital in design, space for these camps are limited since teachers work directly with campers from 9 am to 3 pm. Furthermore, to insure a fun camp the entire family can enjoy, materials for these online versions of our summer camps will be provided.

Finally, we’ve discounted all of our Solar System Camps by $100 from the price of their in-person counterparts. These digital camps comprise: Dance: Camera, Action!, Engineering: Design Your LA, Medieval Minecraft, Culinary Arts: A Taste of LA, Coding with Kano, Bricklab: Rise of The Brick Builders and more! Visit www.starcamps.org for details!

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Steve & Kate’s Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Day Camp, Film, Music, Open 2020, Sports, Tech

Description:

At Steve & Kate’s, we believe that when you trust kids, they develop the confidence to trust themselves. So we created a summer camp that puts kids in charge. Summer gives us the freedom to reinvent learning in a way that allows kids to make their own choices and, of course, a few mistakes along the way.

Our summer camp empowers your kids to make their own choices, setting them up for a fulfilling and creative future. Activities include sewing, crafting, media lab, sports, karaoke, and so much more! Ages 4-12. Open 8:30am-5:30pm. Lunch and snacks included.

The Country School, 5243 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Valley Village
Phone: 323-244-2556
Email: [email protected]

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Summer Camps at Manhattan Country Club (Bay Club)

Type: After Care, Before Care, Day Camp, Open 2020, Outdoors, Sports, Water Sports

Description:

We will offer 4 exciting camps this season!
Monday-Friday, 9-2 pm.
Little Explorers is our Pre-K camp, ages 2-4 years old. This camp includes weekly themed activities, tennis lessons, yoga classes and water play everyday. Campers do not need to be potty-trained.
Kids Camp is our do it all camp, ages 5-12. This camp includes weekly themed activities, swim time, including a swim lesson twice a week, and tennis lessons everyday with on Tennis Professional, Kerry Giardino.
Hot Shots is our Athletic camp, ages 6-12. This camp is geared toward the fundamentals and techniques of tennis and swimming. Our Tennis Professional, Nick Cote will be returning back this summer!
CIT or Counselor in Training program offers our young adults opportunity to gain great experience, ages 13-15. They assist campers ages 3-12 and participate in CIT workshops and exclusive events.

Extended care and lunch option available for all camps.

We look forward to seeing you there! The Manhattan Country Club, 1330 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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Tinkering Camp

Type: Day Camp, Open 2020, Virtual Camps & Classes

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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Tumbleweed Day Camp

Type: Day Camp, Open 2020

Description:

Tumbleweed Day Camp has been providing children with a place to unplug, explore and play for over 60 years on 100 acres of beautiful, unspoiled nature in the Santa Monica Mountains . Tumbleweed offers over 100 activities including archery, swimming, horseback riding and ropes courses. Tumbleweed campers have fun, learn from highly trained counselors and grow into the best versions of themselves. A summer at Tumbleweed is a summer where your child will laugh, let loose, and make new friends. A summer they will never forget. Transportation included.

Register today at www.tumbleweedcamp.com or call 310-472-7474. We invite you to join us for our Open Houses.

 

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Alphabetical List of Camps who’ve told us they’re planning to open this Summer

AMDA High School Summer Conservatory

AstroCamp Summer

Avant Garde Fencers Club

Beach Sports Summer Camp

Biocitizen Summer Camp

Body Boarding Adventures

Camp Haverim

Camp James in Newport

Camp Kaleidoscope

Camp Keiki and Camp Ohana

Camp Keshet

Camp Keystone

Camp Kids Klub

Camp Momonga

Camp VBS

Camp Wekeela (ME)

Cheer Mania

Child Education Center’s Summer Exploration

Child Success Center

Create Dance Company Collective

Create in the Lab

Destination Science

Empowered Wellness (Santa Barbara)

Endless Summer Surf Camp

Environmental Nature Center

Fairmont Summer Camps

Fit First Family

Freedom Surf Camp

Futures Academy

Hollywood Launch Summer Intensive

International City Theater

JP’s Surf Camp

Kids Can Code

Kids Klub Preschool

LA County Summer Sailing Camp

LA Kings Hockey Camp

LA Tennis Centers Summer Camps

Learn to Surf LA

Long Beach Marine Instritute

Lula Washington Dance Theater Summer Camp

Mixon Music

Monarch Camp

Ocean Institute

Ojai Valley School Summer Camp

Pali Adventures Camp

PCH Skate Camp

Perfect Day Surf Camp

Piano Play Music Systems

Ruby Karen Project

School of Dance and Music

SHIELD Women’s Self Defense System

South Bay Sailing

STEVE + KATES

Summer of Fun Camp at the Activity Center SM

Surf Happens

Valley Trails Summer Camp

Valley Trails Tarzana

We Rock The Spectrum – Studio City

Summer Camps with both Live and Virtual Camps

8 Count Dance Academy

Aqua Surf School

Areteem Summer Camps

ATAM – academy of technology art and music

Bar 717 Ranch Camp

Blue Starz Dance and Theatre School

Brain Builders STEM Education Camp

Camp Wasawagen

CodeRev

Crossroads School Summer Camp

Dance 1 Redondo

Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Gan Alonim Day Camp

Girls Rock Santa Barbara

JA SoCal

Karate OC

Kennolyn Camps

PLANET BRAVO

Saken Sports Camp

STAR

Star Camps

Summer Xperience LACM

The Learning Castle Summer School

Tinkering Camp

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