At Fun With Kids in LA, we know that choosing a summer camp is not easy, because there are just so many of them, and you don't even know where to start. That is why we came up with this awesome list of Summer Camps in different categories that are all amazing to explore.
From Surfing, Acting, Music, Dance, Art, Gymnastic, Filed Trips, Animal Experience, to Language, Educational, Tech, Money Management, Anti-Bullying Camp, Sleepaway Camps, Fashion, and Photography, you will be sure to find a camp that your kids will really enjoy this summer.
Summer Camp, Surf Camps, Surf Lessons
Aqua Surf School builds fun, safe and educational surfing programs for children and teens ages 5-17, that result in the development of lifelong skills, lasting memories and treasured friendships. The instructors tailor the experience based on the needs of each individual camper, while maintaining a group/family-style atmosphere. They have a 3 to 1 ratio of students to teachers to ensure the highest quality safety practices and personalized attention for each camper.
Locations: Santa Monica, Redondo Beach
Tel: (310) 902-7737
Day Camp, Acting, Comedy
Spend part of the summer at The Second City in the 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. The teachers will work with the 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. No previous experience is needed. Camps end with a show where the students show off what they’ve learned! There are also two day favor camps for ages 13-18 in Hollywood on topics not covered in regular camps.
Locations: Hollywood, Pasadena
Discount: Take 15% off second child in the same session.
Tel: (323) 464-8542
Day Camp, Acting, Comedy, French
Full immersion French Camps are a great way to keep your kids active and up to speed in the language. Specialized Instructors provide campers with continuous mix of games, arts & crafts, cooking, show, movies, treasure hunts, and 2 hours of French class daily designed to build vocabulary and conversational ability. Children and teens, ages 6 -16 years old, all levels are welcomed.
Locations: Century City, Culver City
Discount: 10% sibling discount
Overnight, Art, Dance, Music, Theater Art, Jewish
At Havaya Arts, campers learn from working artists. The arts faculty are expert at teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly youth-centered experience. Campers choose from one of the four core disciplines during each of the two-week sessions. Electives allow young artists to continue working in their core discipline or to explore another field. With access to various studios and outdoor spaces, all the tools and inspiration possible are right at your kids fingertips. Whether they go deeply into a chosen art form or they try something for the first time, they’ll grow as an intentional artist and amazing human being.
Location: 1200 East Colton Ave. Redlands, CA 92373
Tel: (833) 428-2787
Day Camp, Martial Arts, Anti Bullying Camp
Upstander Kids Anti-Bullying Camp is an immersive program with empowering daily exercises that include formal training with Alonzo Martial Arts. Being resistant to bullying takes more than knowing how to defend one’s self, however. If you want your kids to learn to stand up for themselves, to stand up for others, to stand up for their dreams, or to stand up for what they believe in, they have to learn to set boundaries while they’re young: If a lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect, then setting boundaries is evolutionary.
Camp size is limited to 20-25 kids, so that they can receive more personalized attention, and so that what they learn, sticks! They’re taught to value their boundaries and to respect those of their neighbors against a backdrop of other daily group activities like indoor/outdoor sports & games, dance, yoga, mindful meditation, and a few other surprises!
Location: 2425 Colorado Ave #120, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel: (310) 895-5100
Discount: Use Promo Code #RISEUP and get 15% off on the weekly rate. Offer expires on May 25th
Ages: 6-12 years
Day Camp, Money Management, Financial Education
The Money Munchkids Financial Education Kids Course / Camp was created to fill the current financial education void that exists in our schools today. The Money Munchkids financial education kids course is offered in two formats, an after-school enrichment course and specialty camp, and takes children in grades K-3rd on an interactive educational adventure to understanding financial literacy and money management. Through dynamic, hands-on lessons, children will learn new vocabulary and financial education concepts such as Units of Currency, About Banks & Interest, Deposits/Withdrawals, Needs vs. Wants, Saving & Charity, and much more.
Tel: (818) 305-5514
Ages: 5-9 years old / K-3rd grade
Type: Sleepaway Camp
Established in 1922, Catalina Island Camps is a coed sleepaway camp who hosts campers entering 1st-10th grades from all over the world. The programs at Catalina Island Camp are built around the mission of helping campers develop life-long skills through fun and unique outdoor experiences in a community that cultivates respect for self, others and the environment. During 1, 2 and 4 week sessions, campers have the opportunity to participate in a number of land and sea activities. These activities include Skin Diving, Climbing Wall & High Ropes Course elements, Archery, Overnights, Photography & GoPro Videography, Outdoor Cooking, and much more!
Location: 707 W Woodbury Rd., Unit F, Altadena CA 91001
Tel: (626) 296-4040
Grades: 1st through 10th
Day Camp, Academic, Sports, Theater
Got Game is a premier Los Angeles camp destination for kids ages 4-14. Got Game provides a camp experience unlike any other by allowing each camper to personally customize their day based on their particular interests! Activities range from sports and games to robotics, arts and crafts, science, dance, technology, and more! Got Game Academy is a fun, hands-on way to further your child’s academic skills during the summer months.
Location: 408 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Contact: (310) 356-8363
Day Camp, Sports, Field Trips, Arts & Crafts, Activities, Jewish
MJ Sports Camp is one of the largest Jewish day camps in Los Angeles. Since 2006 they have expanded their programming to include Junior Division and Senior Girls Division. Each summer they find new and exciting ways to engage children and keep their minds and bodies stimulated. The camp offers aftercare program for Junior Division. Kosher food is available for purchase.
Location: 1046 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Tel: 310-497-4923 Email: MJSportsCamp@gmail.com
Day Camp, Gymnastic
Each year, Dan the Man’s Superkids hosts an amazing Summer Camp for kids 3-10 years old! The camp provides a fun and amazing opportunity for children to be active and social. Dan the Man's Superkids Camp is filled with a variety of engaging activities for children to rotate throughout the day. Activities include gymnastics, arts & crafts, obstacle courses, fun games, and gym play! Healthy snacks are provided daily. During the camp day, children are separated into appropriate age groups for the activities, and get together for snack and lunch time.
Location: 2347 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Tel: (310) 268-8300
Discounts: Sibling discounts are available
Day Camp, Hip-Hop Dance
In this program, offered by world renowned choreographer and educator, Sonic, who's worked with today's leading artists in Hip-Hop and Pop culture such as: Jay-z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kevin Hart and Timbaland, your kids will not only learn how to dance today’s trendiest dance styles, but all about Hip-Hop culture and what it means to be a real Hip-Hop dancer!
No need to have previous dance experience. Your kids will learn how to create their own cool clothes and style with the Swag and Styling workshop - Hip-Hop DIY, learn about Hip-Hop Culture and History, how to choreograph and create their own dance, perform in front of a camera and for your family and friends, in addition to fun games, competitions, and much more! Camp is 3 weeks long. June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29. Individual weeks & daily rates are offered as well.
Location: The Studio at the SIJCC 1110 Bates Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Ages: 6-12 (will accept older but not younger)
Day Camp, Animals
Children in PreK/TK (age 4) through fourth grade will have an amazing time making new animal and human friends. Each camp is led by specially trained, experienced adult staff.
Locations: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: (323) 644-4200
Ages: TK-4th Grade
Day Camp, Design, Fashion, Photography, Art
Designer Camp is the only comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives. The program is in partnership with nationally-recognized design brands located in the heart of LA and Orange County's design destinations. They give campers the rare opportunity to engage and learn through hands-on workshops, informative talks from working designers, and behind-the-scenes tours of studios and galleries. The boutique camp allows students to explore the exciting worlds of Art, Beauty, Branding, Fashion, Interior Design, Merchandising, Photography, Set Design, Styling, Trend Forecasting, and much more!
Location: 8687 Melrose Ave, Suite B256, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Day Camp, Academic, Robotics, STEM, Tech
This award winning tech camp is the perfect fit for kids who enjoy tech, coding, Minecraft, and digital art, and parents who want their kids to do something educational and fun. The curriculum at CodeRev Kids 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.
Locations: Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Encino,
To find more Summer Camps, please visit our Summer Camp Directory.