Summer camps aren’t just for the younger members of the family. There are several summer camps for teens that offera range of programs that teens will enjoy. Whether they prefer to spend summer inside or outdoors (or both), we think you’ll find a camp that will make everyone happy.
In the summer of 2021, the VBS Youth Department launched an 8-week summer camp for teens, combining Bachutz hikes all over Los Angeles, Chesed work at various organizations, weekly beach and ice skating trips, plus Friday Adventure Days with activities like Ropes Course, Surfing, Trapeze, Kayaking, Paintball and Goat Yoga!
YEAR 2 will be double the size and double the fun! 2-week sessions over 8 weeks. *Recieve 40 hours of Community Service
Summer Discovery and Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) provide transformative summer programs in partnership with top universities for middle and high school students from around the world! Take interesting classes, get a jump start on your career, all while enjoying daily extracurricular activities and excursions in some of the most exciting cities in the US and UK!
Lights… Camera… Act One! Welcome to a dynamic and interactive theatre experience where campers, ages 6-15, will spend each and every day acting, singing, dancing, and more! Join us in the Theater Department of the Glendale Community College as we rock out in our unique and exciting classrooms: from the stage to the movie-making lab, the make-up chair to the dance studio, and the music hall to the improv spotlight. Campers will create and star in their own theatrical adventures, and will showcase their amazing talents for the whole family to enjoy at our free end-of-camp Big Show. From the shy wallflower to the class clown: All levels of experience welcomed! Hurry… it’s almost time for Places!
Camp Hours 9am – 2pm, Before and After Care Hours: 8am-9am and 2pm-5pm.
All GIRLS Empowerment Summer Camp is hosted by SHIELD Women’s Self Defense System®. The Camp’s main goal is for the girls have the most fun & empowering time, while becoming proficient in self-defense skills, boost confidence, and become physically & mentally stronger.
SHIELD has been teaching self-defense exclusively for women and girls in the past 19 years. Open for girls ages 6 to 17 years old. Camp meets on Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Early drop off from 8:30am. Late pick up until 5:30pm.
Self Defense Training
Character Development Workshops
Water Sports (kayaking & paddle boarding)
Fun Outdoor Sports & Games.
While we have a blast in various fun activities, we focus on a specific topic that will be incorporated in the games, class discussions, workshops, and mat chat.
Shield Women’s Self Defense System® has been taught for Santa Monica Police, LA Co Dept of Public Health, Fox Studios, NBC, UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Kaiser Permanente, Delloitte, BuzzFeed, Lionsgate, and various companies, government entities, schools, and private groups.
Our campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things, and gain lifelong friends and positive role models in a safe and supportive environment. Our very low staff-to-camper ratio of 1:6 ensures a level of instruction, engagement, and mentoring that makes the experience unforgettable.
Campers choose a specialty (we call ‘em TRACKS) to focus on during each session of Amplify. Some campers sign up for a different track for each session they’re enrolled in, and some stay with the same track for the whole season. There’s no wrong way to AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE.
No matter where you land, you’ll have about a million opportunities to dabble in lots of artistic areas and work alongside campers from other tracks. We love TEAMWORK and co-creation.
RAZ Summer Camps with Art for Kids are simulated tours to explore new cultures and how life on earth (our home) expresses the richness of unity through diversity. Campers visit 1 of the 7 continents each week to expand their worlds. Wednesdays are field trips.
Each day children experience cultural arts guided by degreed professional teachers with stories, fashion, music, and dance plus painting, drawing, sculpting, and building with wood and metal. They also learn fun facts about geography, history, and social studies, and taste new ethnic foods.
RAZ Art Day Camps are some of the best in-person kids activities and events near Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles. Kids aged 5-16 get creative all day 9:30 am – 3 pm. In a full day, campers create up to 4 projects. In a full week, kids make a gallery of up to 12 art projects!
Opportunity for Teens, to gain skills and techniques for making art projects. Do fun things in a positive environment helping others. Counselor in Training (CIT).
Week 1(Jun 13-17) Artsy science magic
Week 2 (Jun 20-24) the Middle East and Africa
Week 3 (Jun 27- Jul 1) Europe
Week 4 (Jul 4-8) North America
Week 5 (Jul 11-15) South America
Week 6 (Jul 18-22) Asia
Week 7 (Jul 25-29) Australia
Week 8 (Aug 1-5) Antarctica
Week 9 (Aug 8-12) Animation
Week 10 (Aug 15-19) Puppetry
Atwater Photo Camp is a super fun and exciting 5 day photo adventure that inspires kids to explore their world in a deeper way. It helps them recognize, develop and celebrate their own unique voice. We build skills with camera, light and storytelling, through clever games and activities, designed to challenge the way we see.
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.
Camp Wildfolk is a child-centered day camp with 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. 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.
Wildfolk Valley: 12020 Burbank Blvd. Valley Village, CA 91607
Wildfolk WeHo: 1265 N. Fairfax Ave. West Hollywood, Ca 90046
Designer Camp is Southern Californian’s most comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives (ages 11 – 17). Offering unique IN-PERSON & DIGITAL camps in Los Angeles & Orange County. Designer Camp partners with nationally-recognized designers and brands.
Designer Camp 101: July 11 – 15, 2022
Interior Design Camp: July 18 – 22, 2022
Fashion & Styling Camp: July 25 – 29, 2022
Photography Camp x Leica Akademie: August 1 – 5, 2022
Designer Camp 101: July 18 – 22, 2022
Interior Design Camp: July 25 – 29, 2022
Designer Camp’s mission is to give students a community that helps them cultivate their unique creativity and discover the many career opportunities for their future.
Each day students will receive hands-on instruction from design industry professionals, visit showrooms, retail stores, design houses and businesses that are shaping the design industry. Our design industry professionals and staff are dedicated to mentoring our students on their creative paths, supporting them throughout camp and beyond. Throughout each week of camp, students will work on creating their own personal design portfolio that they can continue to update even after camp.
Los Angeles: Pacific Design Center 750 N San Vicente Blvd,West Hollywood Design District, CA 90069
Orange County: Lido Marina Village 3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Our Summer Sports Camp combines fitness & sports, offering a fun way for kids to stay healthy, active, and social over the summer through experimenting with different aspects of fitness – yoga, strength training, sports conditioning, and different sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and even boxing. For all ages and readiness levels, our goal is for kids to have fun, challenge themselves, and gain confidence through fun activities that will help them fall in love with fitness and a healthy lifestyle!
Camps run from 9AM – 2PM Monday through Friday, for ages 5 – 14. Late pickup available for additional fees.
Lively five-day TEEN IMPROV CAMPS, or one-day TEEN DROP-INS, get teens on their feet working on characters, improvisation, and acting through a variety of fun games and improv exercises. On the last day of a TEEN IMPROV CAMP, parents and friends are invited to join the class online and observe the final 30 minutes in an “open class” format.
The 2022 Summer Program will offer day camp and residential options to kids & teens age 5-18. The tradition of gathering an impassioned community of artists during the summer months has served generations of musicians, painters, writers and performers in a variety of disciplines including dance, theatre, music, film, and visual arts. Join us in discovering the magic of an Idyllwild Arts summer, and explore your creativity in an inspiring setting with an enthusiastic community of students, faculty and staff.
KidzToPros offers the best STEM, Arts and Sports Summer Camps in LA! Campers ages 4-14 can choose from a variety of camp options like LEGO Robotics, Minecraft Coding, Play It All Sports and more! Whether your student is a performer, creator, builder or athlete, KidzToPros has an option to help them grow. Combine their current interests with valuable skills this summer in a fun, safe environment with KidzToPros! Save $50 on your registration using code ML-50 until June 1st!
Discount Code: Save $50 on your registration using code ML-50 until June 1st!
Multiple locations in the South Bay, San Fernando Valley & San Gabriel Valley
Boston Court Pasadena is a nationally known incubator and producer of new plays, and we are thrilled to apply our literary and dramaturgical expertise to inspiring and educating the next generation of playwrights! The Introduction to Playwriting program is a four-week summer intensive for rising high school juniors and seniors taught by working theater professionals. Over the course of four weeks students will learn the basics of playwriting and dramatic narrative, be empowered to tell their story through theater, form an ensemble with their peers, and ultimately write a 10-minute play that will be performed on our stage by professional actors! The program is limited to 10 students, so we encourage students to register as soon as possible!
Pura Vida Peace Camp offers youth a bilingual summer day camp experience in Tamarindo, Costa Rica that explores an array of subjects from eco-sustainability and global peace practices to adventure and cultural activities like surfing, sports, arts, cooking and more! From 9am-3pm daily youth are engaged in fun learning experiences at camp while their parents enjoy free time to explore, work, or simply nap by the pool. Now isn’t that cool?
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.
Teach Me Wall Street Summer programs focus on money, trading and investing.
Wall Street 101 is our foundational program that teaches students how Wall Street and the stock market works, who the players are, and how Wall Street affects their lives. Trading & Investing is a very hands-on program where students learn how to read stock charts, select the best companies and industries to invest in, and simulate trading in real-time.
The Cryptocurrencies program focus Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and all things digital currency.
Theatricum’s drama camps seek to empower students with confidence; provide them opportunities to practice collaboration, creative and critical thinking in a positive, nurturing environment; and to introduce them to Shakespeare, theatre, and poetry, with the goal of inspiring a lifelong relationship with language, history, and art.
For ages 4-18.
DATES: Young People (Age 4-7) July 25 – August 5th; Youth (Age 8-13) Session 1: June 20 – July 1 and Session 2: July 5 – July 22; Teen (age 14-18) July 18 – August 4
From Poetry and SciFi/Fantasy, to Novel Writing and Nonfiction, young writers (ages 13-19) are invited to join Write the World this June -August for week-long writing camps via Zoom. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet peers from around the world, learn from a published facilitator, and create pieces they are proud of – all without leaving their home! Whether teens choose to improve their skills in a genre they already enjoy or explore something completely new, writers of all levels can let their creativity soar this summer.
Register for 2+ workshops and get 20% off automatically! Space is limited, so act fast!
Summer Camps for Teens
8 Count Dance Academy 10662 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
8 Count Dance Academy offers Dance Camps for teens from June through August. Dance Camps Include: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Broadway, Acro (Acrobatics), Fun Mock Auditions, & Improv! Camps conclude with a dancer showcase on the final day.
Act One Theatre Camp 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203
A dynamic and hands-on theatre camp for children and teens where students will use their creativity and performance skills as they spend each and every day acting, singing, dancing, and more at the historic Alex Theatre!
All Girls Empowerment Summer Camp Two locations – Culver City and Torrance
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! 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!
Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp/Wilshire Blvd Temple Camps Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp! For almost 70 years, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps have been providing a dynamic and fun environment where campers and staff become part of a community. We strive to build a place where everyone is equal and included, supported and cared for, connected and challenged. At Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps children develop a better understanding of their Jewish background while giving them a summer they will never forget.
Camp Tech Revolution at UCLA UCLA Student Union Building ~ 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
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!
Camp Wasewagan on the River 42121 Seven Oaks Road, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
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!
GRAMMY Museum Summer Session 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles 90015
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.
Groundlings Teen Improv Camp 7307 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Groundlings, the famous improv theatre and school, offers special classes for teens. Participants learn the fundamentals of improv through this workshop series. They are offered in two age groups: ages 11-14 and ages 15-18. The camp culminates with an improv performance on The Groundlings student stage.
iD Tech several locations in southern California
iD Tech camps are held at several southern California locations including at UCLA,Loyola Marymount University, and California Institute of Technology. Participants “discover coding, game development, robotics, and design.” Average class size is 8 students per instructor. Campers can attend for just one week or return for multiple weeks. In addition, the Alexa Café Experience is designed for girls ages 10-15 and “blends tech, entrepreneurship, and social activism.”
Kennolyn Camps Multiple locations – Santa Cruz and Huntington Lake, CA
Since 1946, Kennolyn Camps has provided a haven for boys and girls ages 6-16 to be their best selves, unplug from technology, and make lifelong friends. Join us at one of our two overnight camp locations: in the Santa Cruz Mountains at our hidden village in the redwood forest just a short drive to the beach. Or on Huntington Lake just south of Yosemite at our cozy lodge nestled in the Sierras. This summer we’re celebrating 75 years of changed lives!
Modeling Camp 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 92608
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!
On the Edge Dance Studio Summer Camps 5563 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
At On The Edge Dance Studio we offer a variety of full-day summers camps for ages 4 -18 through June and July. During our week-long and 3-day camps, dancers will explore their individual talents, build creative confidence, and cultivate community through dance and movement, technical practice, student-generated choreography and art activities (for our youngest dancers). Camp classes will include but not limited to Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Breakdancing, Acro4Dance, X-treme Stretch, Musical Theater and other specialty classes. Dancers will perform in a FREE showcase for parents and friends on the last day of camp.
Rock-N-Water Christian Camps 6580 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651
Our week long youth camps get teens moving outside with full day adventures including Whitewater Rafting, outdoor Rock Climbing, and explorative Canyoneering hikes through beautiful river canyons. Biblical teachings are integrated throughout the week in a loving and non-forceful manner.
SOCAPA – School of Creative and Performing Arts Occidental College: 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90041
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.
STAR Camps 14 Locations around Los Angeles
This year, we have over 40 wonderful options such as STAR EcoStation, Art Studio: Art for the Digital Age, Chess: Strategy of the Future, Coding: Kano Computer Science, Dance: Pose, Camera, Action!, Magic: Junior Magician’s Academy & Magic Castle, Sports: STAR Summer Games 2020, and Virtual Reality: Future Frontiers (to name a few)! Moreover, we are at 14 locations this summer and have multiple discounts available.
Summer at Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) 300 South Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
Summer at LACM is a 3 Week Program with focuses in Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Production, Composing for Visual Media and Music Entrepreneurship. The Xperience is offered to all skill levels and includes master classes, private lessons, recitals and large ensembles taught by LACM faculty and top music industry members. For kids ages 12 and up.
UCLA Recreation Summer Camps UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Athletics hosts hands-on summer camps for kids focusing on detailed fundamental instruction, lectures on proper offensive and defensive techniques, as well as individual and team competition. Camps are offered in a large variety of sports including basketball, golf, gymnastics, diving, tennis, volleyball, and more.
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech West Camps Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
At 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy-West, scientific inquiry meets fun! Campers entering grades 3-10 spend 12 days exploring robotics, video game design, environmental science, digital media, and a host of other fun activities in a warm, supportive environment with campers who share similar interests. Throughout their experience, campers explore what Judaism means to them—and how this complements their interests in science and technology.
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