2011 Summer Camp Guide

Summer is just a few months away, search and sessions at local day and overnight camps are open for registration now.  Planning ahead will ensure that you and your children get the programs and dates of your choice. For even more camps in the greater Los Angeles area, viagra 40mg try the summer camp guide at gocitykids.parentsconnect.com.

Day Camps

Adventures in Nature Summer Day Camp
Adventures in Nature is the Natural History Museum and Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits summer camp where children have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics — Earth’s features, this creatures, and cultures from around the globe.

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dates: 7/1 – 8/12
Ages:  K-6th Grade
Schedule: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with extended care available
Cost: $240-$275 depending on whether the session has a field trip, with member discounts
First day to register: 3/1/11

Aloha Beach and Surf Camp
Aloha Beach Camp is an aquatic-themed summer camp in Los Angeles for kids, teens, and tweens. The camp is comprised of three age-appropriate programs under the Aloha Beach Camp name. Keiki Camp is exclusively for younger children ages 4 through 7. Kahuna Camp is for campers 8 to 11. High Action Camp is for older kids 12-14 years old.  Pick-ups and drop-offs are at pre-determined meeting points around Los Angeles.

Dates: 6/20 – 8/26
Ages: 4 – 14
Schedule:  9:30 am – 3:30 pm plus transportation time
Cost: Approximately $98/day depending on when you register and for how many days.  Get an early bird discount before 3/1/11.
First day to register: Now.  First open house is 3/13/11.

Art Center for Kids Summer Workshops
Center for Kids offers students conceptually based art and design classes that promote innovation, critical thinking, and visual literacy.

Art Center College of Design
950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
Ages:  Grades 4 – 8
Dates and Schedule: Sunday classes 6/26 – 8/14, 1 pm – 4 pm
Weekly Summer Workshops: 6/27 – 8/12, 9 am – 12 pm
Cost:  $260 per week; scholarships are available.
First day to register: 5/23/11

Audubon Center at Debs Park
The Audubon Center’s camp is called the Arroyo Adventure.  Weekly programs focus on the plants and animals of Debs Park and the Arroyo Seco. This program provides campers with structured, hands-on activities focused on nature studies and the cultural history of the area.

Debs Park
4700 North Griffin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 900313
Dates: 7/5-7/29
Ages: 6 – 11
Schedule: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $200 per week
First day to register: 4/4/11

Autry Museum of the American West Summer Camp
Campers will get a unique perspective on the past through interacting with artifacts, enjoying stories of real people and discovering their connection to history.  Camps will feature crafts, discussions, games and activities along with tours of the museum galleries.

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90027-1462
Dates: 7/5 – 7/29
Ages: 5-12
Schedule:  Ages 5 – 7: 9 am – 12 pm. Ages 8 – 12: 1 pm – 4 pm, with pre- and post-camp care available.
Cost: $145 for half-day weekly sessions, with member, sibling, multiple week, and early registration discounts available.
First day to register: Now
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California Science Center
Hands-On Science Camp offers exciting activities covering physics, chemistry, biology, space and earth science in more than 25 courses.

700 Exposition Park Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Dates: 6/20 – 8/19
Ages: Pre-K – 8th Grade
Schedule: Varies with age, from two hours to six hours a day.
Cost: $155-$355 per week; member and early registration discounts available.
First day to register: Now
213-744-7400 x3

DayJams: Rock Music Camp
DayJams’s professional musician instructors teach everyone from beginners to advanced players how to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals or horns. Campers will play in a band, write an original song, perform in a rock concert and record a CD.

American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Dates: July 11-15 and July 18-22
Ages: 8 – 15
Schedule: 9 am – 5 pm.  Drop off 8 am – 9 am; pick up 5 pm – 5:30 pm.
Cost: $645 per week, with discounts for multiple weeks.  Scholarships are available.
First day to register: Now

Ecole du Soleil
Live an international summer in L.A. Choose from three different age-based programs focusing on language and fun activities including field trips. Previous exposure to the French language is not required; a fun and valuable experience is offered to all children.

Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA)

4155 Russell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Dates: 6/20 – 7/29
Ages: Pre-K – 5th Grade
Schedule: 9am – 3:30 pm, with complimentary extended care
Cost: Register by the week or single days; cost varies by program.
First day to register:  4/1/11
Lyesse Tsamen 323-665-4526

Enterprise Farms Riding Camp
Week long riding camps feature safety oriented instruction on how to work around horses, basic horsemanship skills, grooming, bathing, tacking and exercising. Camps close with a horse show and awards ceremony where campers demonstrate their newly developed skills for family and friends.

Paddock Riding Club
3919 Rigali Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Dates: 6/20 – 8/26
Ages: 6 and up
Schedule: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $495 per week; discounts for three or more weeks.
First day to register: Now
(323) 665-8977

Golden State Gymnastics
Children with years of gymnastics experience or novices will be able to learn new gymnastics skills, work towards potential and achieve their personal best at this nonprofit gymnasium.  Daily activities will include gymnastics, arts and crafts, games, outdoor water play.

1828 N. Keystone St., Burbank, CA 91504
Dates: 6/6 – 8/12
Ages: 3 and up
Schedule: 9 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 4 pm, or 9 am – 5 pm; aftercare available.
Cost: Full-day $260 per week; Half-day $155 per week.  M, W, F and T, Th also available.  Sibling, multiple week, and early registration discounts are also available.
First day to register: Now

Huntington Explorers
The classes celebrate the wonders of the Huntington through garden explorations, hands-on activities, gallery investigations and educational fun.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Dates: July and August
Ages: 5 – 12
Schedule: 9:30 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, or 9:30 – 3:30; extended care available.
Cost: $170 for half day, $320 for full day. Member discounts available.
First day to register: March, 2011

Kidspace Children’s Museum
The Camp experience brings science and art alive for children as they play under the guidance of our Education Specialists and Expert Guest Facilitators who ignite creativity and inspire critical thinking, problem solving and team building with an emphasis on safety and fun.

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103
Dates and Ages: 7/25 – 8/6 ages 7-10; 8/8 – 8/12 ages 7-10; 8/15 – 8/19 ages 6-10
Schedule: 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 5 pm or 9am – 5pm
Cost: $250 – $400
First day to register: Now

LACMA Summer Art Camp
Kids explore the museum and their creativity in painting, drawing and mixed-media projects. Taught by artists, each week is a new adventure in fun gallery activities and creative studio art projects.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dates: 7/11 – 8/26
Ages: 6 – 13 (note that some weeks are only for certain ages)
Schedule: 10 am – 3pm
Cost: $275 per week; member discounts available.
First day to register: Register now; by mail only

LA-Sports Kidz
The goal of this camp is to expose children to age-appropriate traditional and non-traditional sports and leisure activities that nurture the mind and body. Some of these include Golf, Tennis, Music, Baseball, Soccer, Arts & Crafts, Bicycle Safety Day, Gymnastics and Basketball. In addition, special events like Snow in July, Olympic Sports Day, and Science Day.

Wilshire Park Elementary School
4063 Ingraham St., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Dates: 6/21 – 8/27
Ages: 4 – 12
Schedule: 9 am – 4 pm; extended care available.
Cost: $45/day. Sibling discounts and scholarships are available.
First day to register: Now

Rolling Robots Robotics Camp
In a series of five laboratory classes, campers learn the fundamental of robotics.  Days include robotic design challenges such as working on gear ratios for robot battles, or designing remotes to search for lost treasure.

Rolling Robots
757 Americana Way
Glendale, CA  91210
Dates: 6/22 – 8/27
Ages: 7 and up
Schedule: 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: $299
First day to register: 3/1/11

Silverlake Beach Camp
Silverlake Beach Camp features trips each day to beaches, museums, parks, gardens, swimming pools, hikes, etc.

Drop off and pick up at Mt. Hollywood Church in Los Feliz.
Mailing Address:  920 Silverlake Blvd. #18, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Dates: 6/27 – 9/2
Ages: Pre-K – 5th grade
Schedule: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $300 per week
First day to register: March 1st

Silverlake Recreation Center Day Camp
Children will participate in a variety of activities daily including sports, arts and crafts, and cooking.  Children seven and up will swim once a week, and there’s an optional field trip every Friday.

Detailed information will be available mid-March.
Mandatory parents informational meeting occurs in mid-May.
1850 W. Silver Lake Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Summer @ Chandler
This year, camp will run for 6 weeks off site at La Salle High School located in North East Pasadena. Summer @ Chandler offers a relaxing, trusting, and fun atmosphere where all children are encouraged to pursue their own interests and develop friendships.

Dates: 6/13 – 7/22
Ages: 5-12
Schedule: 8am – 3pm. Extended care available until 6pm.
Cost: Per week, 5 days: $250; 3 days: $180; 2 days: $140 if registered before 6/1/11.
First day to register: Now
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Summer Acting Camp
Summer Acting Camp provides a wide range of specialized courses which students take every day, including acting, singing, tap dance, movement, improvisation, stage combat and on-camera technique.  Each session ends with a performance.

La Canada Playhouse
La Canada High School
4463 Oak Grove Dr.
La Canada, CA 91011
Dates: 6/20 – 7/8; 7/11 – 7/29
Ages: 5 and up
Schedule: 8 am – 5 pm with free extended care from 7:30 am and until 5:30 pm.
Cost: $600 per session
First day to register: Register now; early bird discount until 3/15.

Summer Sports Camp 2010
Participants can play tennis and/or soccer. With a staff of seasoned, high-energy pros, your child will get superior training and have lots of fun!  There’s also an option to cool off in the swimming pool. Every Friday is “Healthy Lunch” day, where we provide a nutritious lunch for the kids.

3401 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, 90027
Dates:  6/20 – 8/19
Ages: 6 to 14
Schedule: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $160 per week for half days; $260 per week for full days
First day to register: 3/15/11
For tennis: call 323.663.6060 or visit
For soccer: call 310.926.7668 or visit

Summer with Shakespeare
Spend the summer with Shakespeare at A Noise Within, Glendale’s own classical theatre company. In this fun three-week camp, kids will learn Shakespeare, acting games, improvisation, safe stage combat, voice and speech, movement, and more! Camp culminates in a presentation for family and friends.

A Noise Within Theatre Company
234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204
Dates: Call to confirm
Ages: 10-18; children are split into groups of similarly aged kids.
Schedule: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $750
First day to register: Now

Summerkids Camp and Summer Challenge are both conducted at The Angelus Mountain Center, a privately-owned, secure, 56-acre campground of beautiful meadows, wild and wooded areas, a stream, lodge, cabins, pool, amphitheater, sports fields and lots of room and resources.

3697 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena, CA 91001
Dates: 6/20 – 8/26; the weeks before and after camp are available as add-ons.
Ages: SK-PreK: 3 & 4 year-olds; Summerkids Camp: K-6th grade; Summer Challenge Camp: 7th – 9th grade (6/5 – 8/25)
Schedule: 9 am – 3 pm with extended care available.  Sessions vary in the number of days or weeks.
Cost:  Varies depending upon the number of days per week and number of weeks registered.
First day to register: Returning families have priority until 3/1, when enrollment opens to new families.

Swordplay Studios
Swordplay’s Summer Camp program offers week long opportunities for kids to improve their fencing skills.  This year the camp is offering sessions of Star Wars themed Jedi Training Camp, Fencing Camp, and Shakespeare Camp.

64 East Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank CA 91502
Dates: 6/13 – 8/26
Ages: 4-16
Schedule: 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $390; includes lunch
First day to register: Now

Theatre 360 Summer Camp
Each two-week session will focus on a different series of shows, styles, historical periods, composers, and choreographers. Campers will learn songs, scenes, monologues, and dances from a variety of theatrical sources. More intensive acting, dance and voice programs are also available, as is a special program for children ages 3-5.

75 N. Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Dates: 6/20 – 8/26
Ages: 3 – 19
Schedule: Five two-week, M-F sessions for ages 6-19; five two-week M, W & F sessions for ages 3-5, and two advanced two-week M-F sessions for ages 13-19.
Cost: $200 per week for 3 – 5 year-olds; $450 per week for ages 6-19; $500 per week for advanced sessions.
First day to register: Now

Tom Sawyer Camp
Tom Sawyer Camp provides horseback riding, swimming instruction, pressure-free sports, group games, and a rugged outdoor program that acquaints the campers with the local wilderness areas. Transportation is provided for campers from their homes to camp except for those children living outside the normal pick-up areas or in inaccessible areas.

Hahamongna Watershed Park
707 West Woodbury Rd, #F
Altadena, CA 91001
Dates: 6/20 – 8/19 with one additional week add-on available.
Ages: Pre-Camp ages 3 – 5; Day Camp 1st – 5th grades; Outpost Camp 6th – 9th grades
Schedule: Choose 2, 3 or 5 days a week.  Hours vary by Camp.
Cost: Price varies by number of days and weeks registered.
First day to register: Register now

Wizard of Art
Week-long summer art workshops at the Los Feliz art school feature drawing, painting, cartooning and sculpting in clay. All ages are welcome, and single-hour classes are also available through the summer.

1947 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles CA  90027
Dates: Mid-June through August
Ages: 4 and up
Schedule:  Weekly sessions M-F, 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $230 per week
First day to register: Now

Zoo Camp
Children will have the time of their lives going ape over the Zoos hundreds of amazing animals. ZooCamp is for children independent of their parents and provides a safe and fun social setting where youngsters can focus on making both human and animal friends.

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Dates: 7/4 – end of August
Ages: 4 – 12
Schedule: 9 am – 3 pm with extended care available
Cost: $300 per week; member discount available
First day to register:  4/18/11

Overnight Camps

Campers train like NASA astronauts, explore space with state-of-the-art telescopes, simulate rock climbing on Mars, and more.  Facilities include zip lines, a ropes course, and an indoor pool.  Astrocamp’s campus is comprised of rustic lodge-style buildings set in mountainous Idlyllwild.

26800 Saunders Meadow Rd. Idyllwild, CA 92549


Ages: 8 – 14
Dates: 6/11 – 6/17; 6/18 – 6/24; 6/25 – 7/1


Ages: 10-17
Dates: 7/3 – 7/15; 7/17 – 7/29
Cost: One week, $950; two weeks, $1,850
First day to register: Now

Camp JCA Shalom
For nearly 60 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons,” providing thousands of campers and counselors with the adventures, friendships, and memories that last a lifetime.

Shalom Institute
34342 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265
Dates: 6/21 – 8/14; schedule varies by age
Ages: 2nd – 11th grades
Cost: Varies by age and session length
First day to register:  Now

Camp Ramah
Camp Ramah is an accredited, coed, residential, overnight, sleep-away summer camp affiliated with the Conservative Movement and National Ramah Commission. Camp Ramah seeks to develop kids’ leadership skills, forge lasting friendships and create a strong Jewish consciousness.

Ojai, CA
Dates: 6/22 – 8/17
Ages: 3rd – 10th grades
Schedule: Choose two or four week programs, depending on age.
Cost: Varies by number of weeks.
First day to register: Now
888-CAMP-RAMAH or 310-476-8571

Catalina Sea Camp and Junior Sea Camp
From SCUBA to Sailing, Marine Science to Seafood Cookery, Catalina Sea Camp offers courses for all levels and interests. Whether you’re a complete beginner or already an expert, the challenging programs will advance skill-level and knowledge.

Toyon Bay, Avalon, Catalina Island
Dates: Junior Sea Camp 6/11 – 6/17; 6/18 – 6/24; 6/25 – 7/1; Sea Camp 7/3 – 7/22 and 7/24 – 8/12
Ages: 8 – 13 and 12 – 17
Schedule: Junior Sea Camps are one-week sessions; Sea Camps are three-week sessions.
Cost:  Junior Sea Camp is $1,333; Sea Camp is $3,700/three weeks
First day to register: Now

Griffith Park Boys Camp
Griffith Park Boys Camp is a picturesque 10 acre facility resting in the historic Griffith Park hills. The gentle sloping grounds hosts 16 bungalow styled cabins that sleep 10 persons and are complemented by being air conditioning and heated. Griffith Park Boys’ Camp has a 30 ft. rock climbing wall, high ropes challenge course, archery range and miles of hiking trails.

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Dates: July and August
Ages: 7-14
Schedule: Weekly session M-F
First open house: 3/6/11, 11 am – 1 pm

Hollywoodland Girl’s Camp
Camp Hollywoodland is located in Griffith Park, nestled between the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Park Observatory. The camp is designed to provide girls with camping and recreational programs in a mountain atmosphere. Weekly themes and field trips are provided.

3200 Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Dates: July and August.
Ages: 6 – 14
Schedule: Weekly sessions M-F
First open house: 3/6/11, 1 pm – 3 pm.

YMCA Camp Surf
Camp Surf has a strong focus on ocean activities, but campers also participate in many other activities like rock climbing, archery, games, campfires, skits and dances.

560 Silver Strand Blvd., Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Dates: Weekly sessions 6/19 – 8/19
Ages: 3rd Grade – 11th Grade
Cost: Three-tiered voluntary pricing structure
First day to register: Now

YMCA Camp Marston
Kids play and explore over 200 acres of trails and forests, including a lake, swimming pool, climbing tower, archery range, and more.  Girls and boys do arts and crafts, sports, dance, drama, hiking and more.

4761 Pine Hills Road, Julian CA 92036
Dates: Weekly sessions 6/19 – 8/19; see schedule for closed weeks.
Ages: 2nd Grade – 11th Grade
Cost: Three-tiered voluntary pricing structure
First day to register: Register now

YMCA Raintree Ranch
YMCA Raintree Ranch is a small specialty camp focused on riding, caring for horses and camp fun.  Campers learn to ride, and get to know horses care and feeding for an unforgettable experience.

2315 Frisius Road, Julian, CA 92036
Dates: Weekly session 6/19 – 8/19; see schedule for closed weeks and girls-only weeks.
Ages: 4th Grade – 12th Grade
Cost: Three-tiered voluntary pricing structure
First day to register: Now

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