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2022 Summer Camp Guide

Summer at Crossroads School

Phone Number: (310) 582-4506
Open enrollment period: March 14 until programs are sold out.

Our talented teachers and staff have developed a variety of innovative and fun summer programming. Programs are open to the public for students entering grades 1-12. Students can enroll in one- or four-week specialty programs and electives or five-week academic credit classes. There’s something for everyone! Need-based tuition reduction/financial assistance available. Details are on our website.

The Playground Summer Program with Disney’s Kylie Cantrall

Phone: (310) 286-6770
Open enrollment period: Now thru August 1st

The Playground Summer Program is a two-day acting workshop to introduce children and teens to on-camera film and TV acting with Playground founder Gary Spatz and Disney star Kylie Cantrall. Tuesday & Thursday three hours each day. Six sessions to choose from: July 5 & 7, 12 & 14, 19 & 21, 26 & 28, Aug 2 & 4, 9 & 11.

Tumbleweed Camp

Phone number: (310) 472-7474
Open enrollment period: Enrollment for the next summer opens August 1st.

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, making friends, arts and crafts,
nature exploration, ropes courses, and so much more. A summer at Tumbleweed is a summer where your child will laugh, let loose, and make new friends—a summer they will never forget.

Harvard-Westlake Summer

Phone Number: (818) 487- 6527
Open enrollment period: February 1 – July 29

Get a taste of Harvard-Westlake in 2022. 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, SAT Preparation and Study Skills. Our programs range from grades 3 – 12. Visit for descriptions of the different programs and our summer schedule.

Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp

Phone number: (310) 393-6149
Open enrollment period:  Summer Camp enrollment ends June 24, 2022

Cool off this summer at Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp where you can meet new friends and learn all about the animals who call the ocean home! Both virtual and in-person sessions are offered for grades Pre-K through 8. Campers enjoy discovery and exploration through a variety of science experiments, activities, games, and crafts.

Sunshine Volleyball Club Beach Camp

Phone number: (314) 443-9098

Sunshine Volleyball Beach Camp returns for another fun summer of volleyball on the beach! Sunshine’s Beach Camp is suited for all ages 7-18 and all skill levels from Beginner to Elite. Please join us this year for another memorable summer at the beach!

Camp Cayton

Phone number: (424) 416-8320
Open enrollment period: on-going

Located in downtown Santa Monica inside the Cayton Children’s Museum, Camp Cayton offers an incredible full-day summer camp experience for children ages four to eight years old. With a commitment to play, this camp is the perfect balance between artmaking and discovery-based learning through play. The innovative curriculum encourages campers to take risks, express themselves creatively, and work as a team to accomplish goals.

Santa Monica Family YMCA

Phone number: (310) 393-2721
Open enrollment period: Registration is open!

Spring Camp- April 4th- April 15th, Summer Day Camp- June 9th – August 12th. Our Day Camps have inspired kids with countless opportunities to laugh, lead and make lasting friendships. Since your family’s safety is our top priority, we have implemented safety protocols that follow state and local guidelines. At the Santa Monica Family YMCA day camps, children gain a sense of Belonging, Achieve more and build strong Relationships.

School of Rock

Phone number: 310.469.7625
Open enrollment period: on-going

School of Rock West LA Summer Camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level to learn how to play in a real band this summer. Our goal is that each kid walks away with not just newfound musical abilities, but fantastic memories and friends as well! Ages 7-18. No experience required!

Saken Sand and Sea

Phone number: (310) 273-2459
Open enrollment period: Rolling admission! Apply before March 31st for 10% off using EarlyBird10. Enrollment is upon us now and throughout the summer!

Saken Sports Camp has been serving the LA Community for almost 30 years, offering a variety of sports programs and clinics across several convenient locations. From beach volleyball and surfing to basketball and football, there are a multitude of activities for campers of all ages to enjoy along with a game room and art tent for our artsy campers. 

Destination Science Camp

Phone number: (888) 909-2822
Open enrollment period: Enroll now for best savings!

The fun science day camp for curious kids 5 to 11! For over 20 years, Destination Science has proudly focused on STEM learning through science-based activities. Our camp is a great place to experience fun, hands-on science during the summer to encourage year-round learning!

Rolling Robots STEM & Robotics Summer Camp

Phone number: 1-888-ROBOT-08
Open enrollment period: June 6 – August 12.

Onboarding your tech genius at the Rolling Robots STEM & Robotics Camps! Our fun, hands-on camps focus on robotics, coding, and game creation for kids ages 5 to 15. We offer LEGO, VEX, FLL, Scratch, Python, Minecraft, Roblox, and boot camps preparing kids for competition teams! Camp locations: Glendale, Palos Verdes, West LA and more.

St. Monica Catholic High School: Marine Biology Summer Laboratory Camp; Summer Strength Camp

Phone number: (310) 394-3701
Open enrollment period: Open enrollment period: currently enrolling

Calling all budding marine biologists entering grades 6 to 9: Come join us for a week of hands-on, laboratory marine science! For middle school athletes, join our five-week session of strength, speed and agility training presented by St. Monica Athletics in partnership with Athletic Gaines.

Performing Arts Workshops

Phone number: (310) 827-8827
Open enrollment period: Now accepting enrollment until sold out. Space is limited.

Named BEST Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine, Performing Arts Workshops’ programs for ages 5-15 includes: Musical Theater, Stand-Up Comedy, Spoken Word, Guitar, Magic, Theatrical Make-Up, Photography and Debate! PAW offers the ultimate “Arts” experience from rehearsal to performance with both in-person and online camp options to choose from. We have seven in-Person locations to choose from including West LA, Studio City, El Segundo, Redondo, RPV, Northridge and Pasadena!

CodeRev Kids

Phone number: (310) 450-4984
Open enrollment period: Open now. Camp runs June 13 – Aug 12.

CodeREV STEAM Camps inspire innovation through project based experiential adventures in learning and fun. CodeREV Kids build amazing projects that teach them next level industry skills in technology creation and inspire creativity, friendship, and awesome camp memories. Join us by signing up before April 15th, and get $50 off by entering the code “funclasses”.

Funky Divas and Dudes

Phone number: (310) 838-8387
Open enrollment period: Now until July 2.

Get funky this summer with our Rockstar Beach Camp, located at Shutters on the Beach and Casa Del Mar! Funky Divas & Dudes allows kids to express themselves through music and movement, while building self-esteem. Our beach camp is designed to keep kids active, healthy and happy. Learn dance routines to your favorite pop tunes, go on silly scavenger hunts, build sandcastles, play in the ocean, make art projects and dress up for theme days! Campers will receive a music video to keep. If you want to ROCK OUT at the BEACH this is the camp for you! For $20 OFF use code: FunkyMirror2022.

New Roads School – Summer Programs

Open enrollment period: Now until programs are sold out.

New Roads is offering a vibrant Summer Program across Elementary, Middle, and Upper School from June 20 – July 29. Priority Registration and EARLY BIRD PRICING is now open for local families (and readers of this publication) until the end of April. Our range of Summer Program offerings provide themed weekly camps along with specific classes to support the development of core skills, to extend student learning, and to accelerate academic placement. We will offer the same outstanding, neuroscience-informed pedagogy that are hallmarks of New Roads’ engaging human-centered approach to education.

Electric Theater Camp: A Space for Creative Freedoms

Phone number: (310) 821-1414
Open enrollment period: Enrolling now until filled

Our theater camp invites campers to discover their inner artist and voice of self-expression. In each 2-week session, campers will perform, write, move and express, together, what the past two years have meant to them. With professionals as their guide, our program is rooted in the Jewish values of Creativity, Community and Compassion and is open to people of all faiths and walks of life. Located at Electric Lodge and Open Temple House, campers will enjoy the facilities’ dance studio, theatre, classroom, atelier and outdoor spaces.