July 16, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

2024 Summer Camp Guide

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences – Summer Programs
Enrollment period: Online enrollment is ongoing and available until courses are sold out or canceled.

What are your kids doing this summer?

Summer at Crossroads is open to the public, providing an immersive experience for students to continue to explore their academic studies, explore other enrichment opportunities and have fun!

At Crossroads, we value community and create an environment that supports strong bonds between current crossroads students and students from our greater community well as strong student and teacher connections. We provide a welcoming and inclusive environment that approaches summer with curiosity and creativity. 

Our aquatics program is highly regarded as one of the best places in town to learn to swim. All students entering grades 1-5 learn to swim. Our aquatics team provides a wonderful safe space for our youngest students in the pool.

Summer at Crossroads offers limited financial assistance to students from other schools.  Application information is available on our website. Summer at Crossroads runs Monday June 17 – Friday August 2, 2024.

Performing Arts Workshops
Enrollment Period: Enroll now through August 5th

Named BEST Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine, Performing Arts Workshops’ for ages 5-14 includes: Musical Theater, Stand-Up Comedy, Stage FX Makeup, Guitar, Filmmaking, Poetry, Photography, Top Pop Choir and Debate!  PAW offers the ultimate “Arts” experience from rehearsal to performance.  With seven In-Person locations, we are local to families in: West LA, Studio City, El Segundo, Redondo, RPV, Northridge and Pasadena!

Sunshine Volleyball Summer Beach Camp
Enrollment period: Registration Open Now

Sunshine is the #1 ranked girls’ volleyball club in Southern California. Our beach volleyball camp, located at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, is an extension of our successful indoor program.  Our dedicated, experienced and fun coaches work with girls — and only girls — to teach volleyball fundamentals to beginning players and advanced techniques to those with beach experience.

New to beach volleyball? Here’s why you will love Sunshine’s camp:

Groups are kept small.
We want every player to get individualized attention, so our expert coaches work with groups of just 8-10 players.

Harvard-Westlake Summer
Enrollment period: Open now!

Get a taste of Harvard-Westlake in 2024. Whatever your interest is, chances are Harvard-Westlake Summer has something to offer you. Award winning faculty instruct courses in Film, Visual and Performing Arts, Academic Enrichment, Wolverine Sports Camps, and Study Skills. Our programs range from grades 3 – 12. Visit www.hw.com/summer for descriptions of the different programs and our summer schedule.

A Tech Genius Program – Rolling Robots Robotics & STEM Summer Camps
Enrollment period: June 3rd – August, 2024

Rolling Robots is excited to offer fun and hands-on Robotics & STEM Summer Camps – to students ages 5 to 15. Our camps are half-day/full-day sessions on topics such as LEGO, VEX BattleBots, Python & C++ Coding, Minecraft & MOD, Roblox, and VEX Robotics Competition Bootcamps. Camps start at over 20 locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County. Join us to start your child on the path to tech genius!

Believe Fitness Studio – Kids Aerial Summer Camp 2024
Enrollment period: Registration Open Now

A full day of Aerial fun on Silks, Hoop, Hammock, Rope ,Trapeze, Arco and Games! At Believe we will help your kids develop Coordination, Strength, Discipline, and most importantly Confidence! This year we have added even more activities to our roster. Campers will enjoy crafts, performance skill activities, and more. Our kids programming is designed to introduce Circus Arts in a safe and enriching environment. Creativity, friendship, and a healthy, fun approach to being active.

St. Matthew’s Parish School Summer Enrichment
Enrollment Period: Now through June 21, 2024 

Our popular Summer Enrichment Program is open to the public and one of the few ways to experience St. Matthew’s magic for children who aren’t enrolled in the School. Offered in 2 two-week sessions, the program bridges the “summer gap” and provides children with a classic summer camp experience in a park-like setting and memories they will cherish for a lifetime. Tailored programs encompass interactive experiences in Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, Dramatic & Visual Arts, STEAM, swimming, and a world-renowned Theatre Zone.

Camp CodeREV Kids
Enrollment period: Camp Runs June 10 – Aug 16, weekly. We are enrolling from now through June.

Camp Code REV Kids – Santa Monica provides the ultimate Coding, STEAM, Game Design, Robotics, Engineering, and Digital Design camp experience for kids in its live, awesome in-person camps in Santa Monica led by expert instructors with extensive teaching experience. With lots of hands-on learning and outdoor activities, our innovation camps nourish curiosity through both body and mind. CodeREV learning is backed by: Premier Curriculum created by Top Ed Tech Specialists & Engineers, CodeREV’s unique honed STEAM courses which boast a diverse set of unique courses to meet different age groups and interests, exciting camp activities, and thousands of campers educated over the past decade.

New Roads School Summer Programs
Enrollment period: June 17-July 28

Camps and Classes for Elementary, Middle and Upper School Students 

What would your child like to explore this summer? How about diving into the fascinating realms of nature, heroes, California and more in our exciting weekly themed Elementary School Camps? Or unleashing creativity in Podcasting and Animation, mastering athletic skills in Basketball, Volleyball and our Wellness Intensive class, or gearing up for the next school year with College Essay Writing, Geometry and Honors Pre-Calculus?

At Summer at New Roads, we invite all students entering grades 1-12 to explore, learn and have fun! Take a look at our class descriptions and help your child map out their summertime learning adventures!

Destination Science, The Fun Science Day Camp for Curious Kids!
Enrollment period: Now through August 5, 2024

Each day your camper will  enjoy 3 interactive science stations, as well as games, challenges  and all the friendship & fun of camp!   The mission is to develop confidence and enthusiasm about science, as campers gain knowledge about how the world around them works, while also encouraging character development & practicing 21st century life skills, like collaboration, creativity & problem solving. Enroll Today!

Sophie Dance West – Dance Camps
Enrollment period: Open now!

Every week is a new, fun theme, usually related to a new or popular kids movie or TV show! Campers will work towards an end of week performance by learning dances, memorizing lines, and creating fun art projects throughout each day! Campers will also play games and ice breakers to get to know one another, and each day watch 30 minutes of the movie related to their camp theme!

Santa Monica Family YMCA
Registration is open: Summer Day Camp- June 17th – August 16th

Calling all campers! Are you an artist or athlete? Camp is calling. Are you a dreamer, explorer, or adventurer? Camp is calling. Are you looking to make new friends and reconnect with friends from last summer? Answer the call by signing up for Summer Day Camp at the Y! Set in the ultra-spirited YMCA style, each week will bring a unique theme and camp experience. Campers will enjoy off-site field trips, on-site enrichment visitors, and swim lessons.

Mariner Sports Camps
Enrollment Period: Registration is open.

Saint Monica Preparatory welcomes all athletes entering grades 3-8 to our campus this summer for Basketball, Cheer, Soccer and Volleyball camps in our state-of-the-art facilities. All camps are led by SMPREP head coaches and will focus on the fundamentals of the sport to take players to the next level of their game. Visit our website for more details on our weekly camp lineup running from June 24 through August 9.

Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp
310-393-4169 x200
Enrollment period: Registration is open

Get a jump start on planning your summer festivities and register for Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp! Our camp is designed for students entering grades K-8 in Fall 2024 (or aged 5-14), with each week geared toward specific age ranges and highlighting a different ocean environment. Through interactive lessons, hands-on activities and experiments, and direct interaction with local marine species, your child will develop their scientist skills while having fun with friends!

Camp Integem: #1 AI+AR STEM & Art Camp
Enrollment period: Enrollment opens now. Summer camp starts in June.

Camp Integem, the #1 AI+AR STEM & Art camp for kids and teens aged 5-18, transforms their dreams into hands-on creations: delve into AI, Robotics, Holographic AR, coding, arts, 2D/3D animation, game design, space/nature exploration, and more. As a NVIDIA AI training partner and accredited by ACS WASC, Integem has served K-12 students from over 20 countries since 2018, with thousands of local students participating in on-site programs. Use code MMG24 at camp.integem.com to save.

Empowerment Summer Camp for Girls Hosted by SHIELD Women’s Self Defense System®
(310) 854-9239
Enrollment is now open until sold out

You & your daughter will love our Empowerment Summer Camp for GIRLS! Open for girls ages 7-17. Two beautiful water-front locations in Playa del Rey & Marina del Rey. SHIELD Women’s Self Defense System® has been teaching self-defense exclusively for women and girls in the past 20 years. This Camp will teach the girls on how to have confidence and stand up against bullies! They will know how to get away from a hair pull, grab from behind, chokehold, wrist grabs, and more! It’s awesome!

Summer Art Camp
Enrollment period: February 2024 – August 15, 2024

Brentwood Art Center campers, ages 5-12, explore their imaginative ideas while building new creative skills in a fun and supportive environment. Every day is unique and camp projects vary in subject, exploring different media such as drawing, painting, collage, and watercolor. Summer Art Camp meets from 10am – 3pm, M-F, MWF, or TTH, at BAC’s new Santa Monica campus, with supervised lunches (students bring their own) at a local park.

The Groundlings School
323-934-4747 ×2
Enrollment Period: Registration is open.

The Groundlings School: The preeminent improv training ground where legends like Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCartney, Maya Rudolph (and so many more) all got their start. Our interactive classes get teens up on their feet and having fun working on improvisation, characters, and acting through a variety of hilarious, high-energy games and improv exercises. Enroll today!

Prime Time Sports Camp
Register Now: Spring Camp,  March 25 – April 5 and Summer Camp, June 12 – August 9th

We’ve got two exciting ways to PRIME TIME this year for your 4-14 year old.
Our CLASSIC Prime Time Sports Camp is perfect for the camper who can’t play enough, while Prime Time PLUS is the multi-camp for the camper who enjoys it all.
Both options are offered at all four of our locations: Santa Monica, West LA Culver City and Silver Lake.

School of Rock West LA and Venice Summer Music Camps
West LA (310) 442-7625 Venice (310) 469-7625
westla.schoolofrock.com  venice.schoolofrock.com
Enrollment period: now through August 18

Do you want to learn how to play in a band or learn to write songs? School of Rock West LA and Venice offer a wide variety of music camps that cover topics such as these. Our local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals.

Camp Galileo
Enrollment period: December – July

Camp Galileo Enrollment Now Open: Innovation, friendship and fun for K–8th graders

At Camp Galileo, every week is a one-of-a-kind adventure full of engaging STEAM projects, collaborative design challenges and classic camp fun, from silly skits to face painting to pie throwing. Brentwood / Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice / Mar Vista, Westchester / Playa Vista and Westwood Locations. Optional extended care 8am-6pm.