Summer Camps and Programs
Time for Camp 2014
Summer’s almost here! Time to plan a summer of fun for your kids. Find the perfect summer camp for your artist, athlete or animal lover in our listing of traditional and specialty day and resident camps.
Indicates camps certified to care for children with special needs. Indicates camps that have a “booth” in our Virtual Camp Fair. “Visit” the fair starting April 15, and find videos, photos, FAQs and additional information for this camp.
QUICKLINKS: Traditional Day Camp Experience | Specialty/Misc. | Science & Discovery | Technology & Filmmaking | Language | Painting, Drawing Ceramics | Animal Encounters | Drama/Theater | Dance/Music | Watersports | Sports | Academic Focus | Play Based | Overnight/Resident Camps | Schools Offering Summer Programs
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TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE
La Mesa - 619-460-3663
Pre K-8th grade; June 16-August 22
Camp Gulls’ action-packed program features a variety of activities: Lego engineering, cooking, volleyball, Math Madness, Jedi Martial Arts, golf, gardening, swimming, flag football, Super Science, hip hop, pedal boats, Improv, Photoshop, music production, bowling and more!
City of La Mesa
La Mesa - 619-667-1300
Ages 5-14; June 16-August 13
Create a summer to remember for your kids! We offer weekly camps in art, cooking, engineering, fencing, golf, gymnastics, jump rope, sports, mad science, tennis, theatre, woodworking and yoga. Let the FUN begin!
Forest Home Neighborhood Day Camp at Community Covenant Church
El Cajon - 619-447-2675
K-4th grade; July 21-25
Neighborhood day camp integrates faith with fun. As children participate in high adventure recreation, skits, small groups and games, they will be learning about trust, teamwork, friendship, faith and more.
Girl Scout Camps
Balboa Park, Escondido, Julian
Ages 5-17; June 16-August 15
100+ day and resident camps. Options include: horses, tech, art, sports, high adventure. Campers explore nature, connect with new friends and old, and feel empowered by taking action in the camp community. No camping experience is needed at most camps. Non-Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend. Accredited by the ACA.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Day Camp
College Area - 619-269-1470
Ages 4-14; June 16-August 29
The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s American Camp Association accredited summer day camps facilitate personal growth and safety, foster personal character development and respect for others, and help children develop skills in activity-specific areas. In addition to Kroc Adventures Camp, our unparalleled activities include Spiritual Discovery, Sport, and Specialty camps.
YMCA Day Camp
Countywide - 858-292-9622
Preschool and older; April-August
It is a time to discover! The Y offers day camps, overnight camps, swim lessons and sports leagues all summer long. Kids learn, grow and thrive. Our staff is committed to working with children and teens to help them develop the skills and relationships they will need to be confident, healthy and connected as they grow.
Camp Erin San Diego
Julian - 760-737-2050
Ages 6-17; June 6-8
Overnight camp only
This annual weekend summer camp is open to children and teens ages 6 to 17 who are grieving from the death of someone close to them. This year’s camp will be held June 6-8 in Julian. This free camp experience combines traditional, high-energy camp activities with grief support and education.
Farm Camp at Suzie’s Farms
San Diego - 619-662-1780
Ages 5-12; June 16-August 15
Campers become part of the Suzie’s Farm-ily as they tend gardens, care for farm animals and experience a deeper connection to their food. Campers will walk away from camp with a better understanding of how food is grown, increased confidence in themselves as growers, leaders and creators, and many new friends as they build community together.
Model Railroad Engineer Camp
Balboa Park - 619-696-0199
1st-8th grade; April 1-5; June 16-August 15
This Spring & Summer your children can enjoy an entire week of constructing a Model Railroad Diorama! Campers will create the scenery, buildings and their own freight cars. They will also learn weathering, electrics, trackwork, wiring, and get to go behind the scenes of our museum exhibits!
La Mesa - 619-749-7534
Ages 6-13; April & June 24-August 2
A hands-on woodworking program using age-appropriate hand and power tools to construct unique projects that are painted, personalized and taken home to treasure!
SCIENCE & DISCOVERY
Air & Space Museum Aerosummer Camps
Balboa Park - 619-234-8291
1st-12 grade; July 15-August 16
The San Diego Air & Space Museum offers a variety of half-day, week-long summer programs. These classes teach air and space history and science through hands-on activities such as designing and building model airplanes, launching model rockets, and flying simulators.
San Diego Natural History Museum
Balboa Park - 619-255-0210
Pre K-8th Grade; July 14-August 15
Summer camp at theNAT is where it’s at. Join the San Diego Natural History Museum for a summer of science, fun and friendship. Discover dinosaurs, set sail with pirates and explore nature’s wonders. Offering a half-day schedule for Pre K and K, a full-day schedule for grades 1-5 and a full-day camp for grades 6-8.
Science Camps at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Balboa Park - 619-238-1233
Pre K-8th grade; June 16-August 22
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center offers weekly, half-day science summer camps with topics ranging from Magic for Muggles to Gross & Gooey Science. Fleet science camps are fun, educational and hands-on.
Smart Mind Robotics
Poway, Chula Vista - 619-500-6498
2nd-7th grade; March 24-April 11
Robotics Camps together with Lazer Journey and Jump&Rock. Work your kid’s body and mind in this exciting combination of ultimate laser tag or state-of-the-art inflatable arena. Also available in Poway together with Pump It Up. Pick a week or two for an even better price.
Summer Learning Adventure Camp at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
La Jolla - 858-534-7336
Ages 4-15; June 23-August 22
Dive into Summer Learning Adventure Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Experience live animal encounters, hands-on activities and beach excursions. Camps feature incredible ocean creatures, eye-opening dissections, the remarkable world of sharks, adventures in oceanography and the chance to learn how to surf and snorkel.
TECHNOLOGY & FILMMAKING
iD Tech Camps
UC San Diego - 888-709-8324
Ages 7-17; June-August
Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college and future careers! Create apps, video games, programs in C++/Java, movies and more at week-long, day and overnight programs held at UCSD, UCLA, Stanford, Princeton and others. See Overnight/Resident Camps for details about 2-week, teen-only Academies.
ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Summer Camps
Countywide - 858-869-9430
Ages 8-18; June 16-August 15
Kids 8-18 years old explore computer programming by creating animations, video games, apps and websites with the help of UC San Diego undergraduates. Locations across San Diego County. No experience necessary. Fun and hands-on experience to inspire kids to pursue this gratifying and lucrative art form.
Youth Media & Tech Camp
North Park - 619-230-1938
1st-7th grade; March 31-April 18, June-August
Our media camps provide campers with the opportunity to explore the art of media & technology, create animation videos and collaborate with youth interested in filmmaking. Highlights include: stop-motion animation, movie making, family presentation & camp DVD!
Around the World/Le Tour du Monde
La Jolla - 858-456-2807
Ages 3 & up; June 23- July 25
The SDFAS camp, “Around the World,” promotes language skills during the summer. Children do fun activities while getting an immersion experience in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese or English.
San Diego - 619-366-3098
June 23-August 1
Full immersion designed to optimize foreign language acquisition. Camps conducted by qualified native Spanish teachers through the use of fun, engaging music, games, arts and crafts, literature, outdoor activities and field trips.
Fun Chinese Summer Camp
San Diego - 858-678-8801
Ages 3 & up; June 9-August 31
Practice Oral Chinese, cultivate the appreciation of the Chinese culture, and have tons of fun through games, singing and other activities! Come and join the All About Mandarin Chinese Summer Camp!
PAINTING, DRAWING, CERAMICS
Little Artists Summer Morning Classes
UTC/Clairemont - 858-268-2255
Poway - 858-486-1555
Rancho Bernardo - 858-451-2055
San Carlos - 619-462-1955
Tierrasanta - 858-740-6055
Ages 4-18; June-August
Little Artists morning classes start mid-June, offering the same great program with convenient morning classes for all ages! We will have drawing, painting and ceramics available in the morning hours as well as our usual afternoon hours.
Little Fish Comic Book Studio
Ocean Beach - 619-356-1103
Ages 8-18; June-August
Little Fish Comic Book Studio offers exciting summer comic art classes for teens and pre-teens where cooperation, creativity and each student’s unique vision will help them to create an individual comic project and see it to completion! No advanced experience is needed and all materials are provided.
Monart School of the Arts
Solana Beach - 858-259-7154
Ages 4-12; June 16-August 22
Monart Art Camps are fun, creative and educational. Your child will learn to draw in a comfortable and non-competitive environment. We’ll explore a variety of art mediums and techniques while learning about new and exciting subjects through drawing. Each camp will create amazing art projects based upon a different theme.
Museum of Contemporary Art Camp
La Jolla - 858-454-3541
Ages 6-12; July-August
They’ll rave about painting, sculpting and drawing their way through summer at our seaside La Jolla location. Half-day and full-day camps available. Prices start at $85.
Summer Camp at The New Children’s Museum
Downtown - 619-233-8792
Ages 4-17; June 16-August 29
There’s no better way to spend your summer than thinking, playing and creating in a day camp at The New Children’s Museum! Whether you’re cooking up a tasty treat or learning how to dance, sculpt or paint, you’re sure to have a fun and engaging experience with us.
Animal Adventure Camp
Mission Valley, Oceanside - 619-279-5939
Ages 5-13; March-August
Animal-loving kids will enjoy spending time with lovable furry friends at the San Diego Humane Society’s week-long Animal Adventure Camps.
Kids will interact with dogs, exercise bunnies and guinea pigs, socialize kittens, visit with reptiles, pet feathered friends, enjoy animal-related
games and crafts, get behind-the-scenes tours and much more! Children will be introduced to the proper care and understanding of animals around us, which helps develop respect for all living beings.
Circle T Ranch
Lakeside - 619-312-0544
Ages 6-12; June-August
The number one horse day camp. Serving San Diego from this location for 10 years.
Foxlair West Summer Horse Camp
Poway - 619-708-3885
Ages 5-14; June 23-August 8
Our summer horse camps provide a fun-filled day 9 am–2 pm for horse-loving children ages 5-14. With a strong emphasis on safety, daily activities include riding, feeding, grooming, tacking-up, basic horsemanship and horse-related arts/crafts projects.
Helen Woodward Animal Center Critter Camp
Rancho Santa Fe - 858-756-4117
Pre K-8th grade; March 31-August 22
Do your kids love animals? Check out our new weekly themes and join us for SUMMER CRITTER CAMP at Helen Woodward Animal Center! Campers will have HANDS-ON interactions with a variety of animals from horses, dogs and bunnies, to birds, bugs and snakes! Register before May 1st to receive the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
Mega Arte Riding Camp
San Elijo Hills - 760-822-4778
Ages 4-18; June-August
Learn how to ride horses one-on-one with our certified instructors. Daily activities include riding, feeding, grooming, tacking-up, farm animal care & horse-related art projects. Also interact with tame farm animals, including our llama, bunnies, ducks & chicks. Limited to only 8 campers to accommodate each child’s individual needs.
Nature Day Camps at Living Coast Discovery Center
Chula Vista - 619-409-5908
Ages 4-18; June 9-July 18
Kids and teens ages 4-18 will enjoy hands-on nature fun and discovery with up-close animal encounters, nature hikes, scientific and career exploration, arts/crafts, games and outdoor fun on San Diego Bay and the National Wildlife Refuge. Meet endangered sea turtles, sharks, rays, reptiles, invertebrates, hawks, owls and more. Perfect for animal lovers!
Safari Park Summer Camps
Escondido - 619-718-3000
Ages 2-17; June 23-August 15
There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers interacting with rhinos and giraffes, meeting meerkats, getting up close to cheetahs, feeding okapis and discovering African wonders the way the Safari Park’s will! There are day camps and overnight camps for a full week of in-depth activities.
San Diego Zoo Summer Camps
Balboa Park - 619-718-3000
K-12th grade; June 9-August 29
It’s not too early to start planning for summer. Explore the wonderful world of animals at the San Diego Zoo through five-day adventures that include animal encounters, behind-the-scenes visits, bus rides, games and edible food crafts!
San Diego - 800-25-SHAMU
K-12th grade; June-August
SeaWorld Camps bring campers incredibly close to their favorite amazing animals. Plus, they have a blast exploring SeaWorld’s thrilling rides, spectacular shows and awesome attractions. Day camps for K-9th grade. Resident camps for 5th-12th grade. Ask about Career Camp for 10th-12th grade students!
Sweetwater Horse Camp
Bonita - 619-252-5544
Ages 5-14; March 24-April 18, June 9-August 29 & September 22-October
Spring, summer and fall day camps teach kids to ride and create memories that last a lifetime! Horse camp for ages 7-14: Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm. Campers ride (3 hours/day) and handle horses daily. Pony Time Camp for ages 5 & 6: Tues-Fri, 10 am-2 pm.
Broadway’s Best at Mini Theatre Troupe
Solana Beach, Del Sur, 4S, Poway
Ages 6-13; June-August
Take a fun acting class, musical theatre dance class and vocal training class in the morning from fun, specialized professionals. We then create our showcase in the afternoon. We will perform songs from your favorite Broadway and Disney musicals: Frozen, Wizard of Oz, Teen Beach and more!
CYT Summer Camp
Countywide - 619-588-0206
Ages 3-18; June 23-August 22
CYT Musical Theater Summer Camp is one of the most affordable quality musical theatre camps in California. All campers perform in the musical theater showcase for family and friends at the end of the week, featuring a variety of songs, dances and drama.
Summer Theatre Camp at NorthCoast Rep
Solana Beach - 858-481-1055
Ages 5-19; July 7-August 15
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep provides children and teens with a safe place to grow and explore. Our camps are designed to foster creativity, instill confidence and build self-esteem. Camps are divided by age and level. For a complete listing of our Summer Offerings please go to our website.
San Diego Junior Theatre
Balboa Park, La Jolla - 619-239-1311
Ages 3-18; June 9-August 29
Share the magic of theatre arts at Junior Theatre! Spend the summer learning acting, music and dance at San Diego’s premier children’s theatre program.
Young Performers at La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla - 858-550-1070
Ages 7-18; June 23-August 1
Young Performers at La Jolla Playhouse (YP@LJP) offers fun, interactive theatre programs with Teaching Artists who inspire young actors to reach for the stars and build theatre skills.
California Ballet School
Kearny Mesa - 858-560-5676
Ages 6-10; June 23-August 15
California Ballet School offers a complete Summer Dance Camp designed to complement a student’s year-round training and explore new techniques. Beginning dance camps available for ages 6-10 as well as intermediate & advanced workshops for older, more experienced dancers.
California Music Studios
Countywide - 800-227-6222
All ages; Summer lessons
We provide instruction in all instruments and styles of music, in your home or in a teacher’s studio. Our highly trained, friendly staff specializes in personally matching each student and teacher for the best experience, and is available to assist you seven days a week.
City Ballet’s Dance Camps
Pacific Beach - 858-274-6058
Ages 4-18; July 1-27
City Ballet offers two 2-week sessions of fun-filled activities that include ballet technique, dance related crafts and mini-performances. Camps are open to beginners through pre-professional students and offer seven different levels of instruction.
San Diego - 858-613-1155
Ages 3-6; June/July
Danceology’s dance camps for girls ages 3-6 years provide variety for your summer schedule. Dancers will learn ballet, jazz, tap and musical theater. On each camp’s Thursday, Danceology invites families and friends to watch an in-studio showcase. Dancers must wear a leotard, tights, and bring ballet, tap and jazz shoes.
Del Mar Ballet
Sorrento Valley - 858-320-0033
Ages 5-18; June 23-August 15
Advance/Pre-Professional Dance Intensive welcomes International Guest Artists teaching ballet, pointe, variations, modern, jazz, and choreography. Junior Summer Camp (ages 9-12) focuses on Ballet and Beginning Pointe with speciality classes in Creative Choreography, Jazz and Ballet History. Kids Camp (ages 5-8) includes Ballet, Creative Moment, Create your own Fairytale Ballet and Jazz.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Camps
Balboa Park - 619-233-3060
Ages 4-10; June 30-August 22
Camps consists of daily ballet class where students are introduced to the technical aspects of ballet as well as the concepts of musicality and performance. Other camp activities include arts & crafts, jazz classes, performance rehearsals and field trips to cultural institutions in Balboa Park.
Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Scripps Ranch, Torrey Hills - 858-586-7834
Ages 4-19; June-August
Join us for an exciting summer with weekly dance & musical theatre themes for ages 4-16: Pop Stars Rock, Best of Broadway, Angelina and Your Ballerina and more! Or ages 7-19 may choose from a Summer Ballet Program designed to foster a love for ballet while enhancing technique! Each program culminates in a costume performance in our Black Box Theatre or outdoor performance space!
Sing, Move, and Play Music Academy
Rancho Bernardo - 858-449-3606
Ages 4-11; April, July, August
Our camps take your child on a musical adventure everyday. We sing, learn about musical cultures, do crafts, play musical instruments and create our own music on the keyboard. Our camp sessions are fun, exciting and keep even the most fidgety child occupied. Final day presentations for parents each session.
Summer Chamber Music Camp
San Diego - 619-239-0100
Ages 12-23; June 16-21
An intensive music experience for serious string, wind and brass players ages 12-23. For six days, students are engaged in a dynamic combination of classes, performances and social opportunities. Camp includes master classes led by Mainly Mozart’s Artist-Faculty, daily coachings from Mainly Mozart’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Hausmann Quartet and more!
Sorrento Valley - 858-550-8100
Villa Musica is offering full-day camps for young musicians. Each camp is one week-long and will be held at our Sorrento Valley facility. Camp begins at 9am and ends at 3:30pm. Early drop off and late pick up may be arranged (8:30-5:30pm) at an extra charge.
Aqua Pros Swim School
Clairemont or Your Home - 619-209-2990
Infants-Adults; Summer lessons
We are dedicated to provide a professional year-round learn-to-swim program for all ages. We strive for each individual to reach their full aquatic potential. We teach how to become competent in the water regardless of ability. We emphasize proper swimming techniques. Safety in the water is our #1 priority.
Bubbles Swim School
Spring Valley - 619-660-0128
Ages 2 mos.-Adult; Summer lessons
Family-owned and operated since 1976, Bubbles starts lessons as young as two months old. We emphasize comfort and safety, instead of just playing. Swimming provides freedom of movement in the water, helping children to develop motor skills and improves decision making. Our highly advanced program produces results.
Floaties Swim School Summer League
Poway - 877-277-7946
Ages 5-10; June-August
Camp is for swimmers who are comfortable enough in the water to swim full laps on their own and have an awareness of the four strokes. Younger and older swimmers are welcome as long as they meet the above criteria.
Flow Camp at Belmont Park
Mission Beach - 858-228-9317
Ages 6-13; June 16-August 15
Back for its eighth year with a new name. Flow Camp is better than ever! Offering week-long sessions, your child will have the opportunity to master their flowboarding skills in addition to enjoying all Belmont Park has to offer including amusement park rides, laser tag, rock climbing, mini golf and, of course, beach fun at our doorstep!
Noonan Family Swim School
Multiple locations - 858-451-0794
Ages 3 & up; Summer lessons
Noonan Family Swim School, Inc. is offering its 2-week summer swim lesson programs. Get a jump start on swimming by participating in swim class Monday through Thursday. We offer summer sessions at all of our locations - San Diego, Del Mar, 4S Ranch, Carlsbad and Murrieta.
Swim & Tennis Camp at Rancho Arbolitos & Pacific Swim
Poway - 858-486-3670
Ages 5-13; June 16-August 16
Fun, learning, games, prizes, smoothies, mini-melt ice cream party. Two hours tennis and two hours swim instruction & fun each day. Monday-Friday, 9 am-2 pm. Attend daily or weekly. Before/after care available. Call for registration form or more info.
Camp Flips Elite Gymnastics Academy
El Cajon - 619-441-5900
Ages 4-14; June 23-August 22
Camp Flips is a high-energy experience designed to excite, motivate and stimulate kids. Each of the gymnastics events introduces a different world of challenges for a child’s mind and body. Camp Flips is open to children ages 4 and older and is fully supervised by our trained and accredited staff.
Future Champions Golf
Mission Valley - 619-339-2377
Ages 6-18; June-September
Specializing in the development of junior golfers, our programs are the best at getting kids fired up about golf and developing a passion for the game. Under the guidance of award-winning instructor, Chris Smeal, PGA. Held at Stadium Golf Center.
Karate For Kids
Chula Vista - 619-427-5105
La Mesa - 619-265-2021
Otay Mesa - 619-428-2222
Point Loma - 619-224-9600
Ages 3-Adult; June-August
If you are looking for a camp that will help kids focus, develop confidence, learn self defense and more. Sign-up today for our camps and/or summer lessons.
Minnie’s Little Yogis
San Diego - 619-942-1095
Kid’s yoga is a natural and healthy way to exercise, relax, focus and strengthen the mind/body/spirit connection. We introduce children and teens to yoga poses that can help them learn techniques for self-health, focus, balance, confidence, relaxation and inner fulfillment.
Poway Gymnastics Summer Camps
Poway - 858-748-1716
Ages 5 & up; July 7-August 8
Weekly camps run from 9 am to 3 pm. Campers learn basic gymnastics with proper technique on all four events, do arts & crafts, play games, bounce on trampolines, enjoy our inflatable and perform all the gymnastics they learned for their parents on Friday. All children receive a medal and a certificate.
Soccer Shots Play and Craft Camp
Countywide - 619-609-6921
Ages 2-10; March 31-August 29
Soccer Shots camps include fun and age-appropriate soccer skill instruction and character development lessons wrapped in fun! Our goal is to positively impact every child we serve.
Southwestern Yacht Club
Point Loma - 619-222-0438
Ages 7-17; June 23-August 8
Learn everything from the fundamentals of sailing to advanced racing tactics. We also offer an angling class.
Sword and Bow Camp
El Cajon - 619-462-2027
Ages 8-18; July 7-August 15
LionHeart Academy is offering beginning fencing and archery camps all summer at our new facility in El Cajon. Come learn these exciting sports in a format designed to explore them in a safe and dynamic way. We emphasize self-discipline and respect for others in all we do. All equipment is provided.
Horse Riding Camp at EE Show Stables
Del Mar - 858-877-8709
Ages 6 & up; June 23-27, July 7-11
Five fun-filled days your child will never forget! For kids who have never ridden or who have but want to do more. Your child will learn how to walk, trot and canter a pony. Children who do two sessions will learn beginner jumping. Great kid-friendly instructors. Safe, happy, healthy environment.
Balboa City School Summer Academic Program
San Diego - 619-298-2990
K-12th grades; June 23-August 1
Students in grades K-6 study language arts and math daily, then rotate weekly through Soccer Stars; Lego Robotics; Spanish; Art/Music; Chess Camp; and Mandarin. After-school camp activities are available from 12pm-5pm. Middle/high school students may take enrichment and “for credit” classes, in English; math; science; history and SAT Prep.
Banyan Tree Learning Center
Point Loma, Mira Mesa, Del Mar
Ages 5-18; June-August
When tutoring is not working, the problem may be underdeveloped processing skills. Your child can overcome frustration and solve learning problems such as memory, attention, executive functioning, reasoning skills, auditory processing and processing speed. This can improve reading, spelling, writing and math problems with intensive 1:1 intervention this summer.
College Center Montessori
La Mesa - 619-589-9196
Ages 0-12; June 23-August 15
College Center Montessori School offers an exciting variety of opportunities for activities that include arts and crafts, literature, science experiments, field trips and much more! Come join us for a summer of fun-filled learning and adventure! Session I: June 23 – July 18 and Session II: July 21 – August 15.
Scripps Ranch, Carlsbad - 858-549-6290
Halstrom Academy offers 1:1 instruction and flexible scheduling options for student actors, athletes, unique learners and those who value personalized instruction. Halstrom offers these Summer School programs: Accelerated (4-5 wks), Traditional (6-8 wks) and Extended (10 wks). Student is actively engaged in the learning process; teaching is personalized to the strengths and weaknesses of the student.
La Jolla Learning Works
La Jolla - 858-456-4569
K-12th grade; June-August
Our 1-on-1 educational therapy and enrichment programs improve fundamental academic skills and cognitive functioning. Curriculum is research-based and individualized to ensure success and appropriate challenge. Program support areas include: reading foundations/dyslexia remediation, reading and listening comprehension, written expression, math reasoning and calculation, and executive function/study skills.
Mission Bay Montessori Academy
University City - 858-457-5895
Ages 3-6th grade; June 23-August 15
Dreaming about summer? We are! Students have many things to choose from at MBMA, academic, fun, creative, challenging! Whether your child attends for 2 weeks or 2 months, 9 am-3 pm or you need extended care, we have it. Bring a friend!
Montessori American School Summer Camp
Chula Vista - 619-422-1220
Now offering a summer camp program that will provide your child with hands-on experience, learning activities, arts & crafts, cooking, games and lots of fun. Kids will love our themed camp, make new friends and have a blast! All this within the traditional Montessori environment.
Renaissance Village Academy
Scripps Ranch - 858-564-9622
K-12th grade; June 24-August 1
K-3rd grade: 6 one-week programs, sign up for AM, PM or whole day. Math, thinking skills, traditional folklore, games. Limit 10 students. Grades 4-12: 2 three-week programs, sign up for specific classes (writing, math, vocab, logic) or the whole day. Limit 15 students. Monday-Thursday. Priority/discount given to full-day students.
Summer University at La Jolla Country Day
La Jolla - 858-453-3440
Ages 3- 12th grade; June-August
La Jolla Country Day School offers a variety of summer camps, sports camps, art camps and academic classes as well as an award-winning technology camp for middle school-aged known as Summer STE(+a)M.
The Grauer School
Encinitas - 760-274-2118
Try something new or get ahead this summer. The Grauer School offers one- and two-week enrichment camps: poetry, multi-media digital production, art, theater, music, and guitar building; middle school bootcamps: geography, spelling, writing, and math; and for-credit academic courses: math, science, foreign language, and history. Come experience what “expeditionary learning” and “relationship-driven education” is all about at The Grauer School.
Lakeside - 619-456-2474
Our multi-activity camps are perfect for boys and girls. Activities include playtime and games on our giant play structure, group games, parachute, arts & crafts, family movie and snack. Let your kids run, jump, climb, be creative and meet new friends at our fantastic morning camps.
Poway - 858-848-1AIR (1247)
Ages 3-5; Wednesdays 11 am
Kids Movement Camps coming soon to Get Air Poway! One-hour class focuses on whole brain learning, develop movement and coordination skills, and strengthen bond between parent and child. Session one starts April 2 and continues every Wednesday at 11 am in our open jump area.
Kid Ventures Summer Camp
Countywide - 858-207-6088
Ages 2-10; June-September
Kid Ventures creative and active Summer Camp themes engage all the senses with opportunities to develop gross motor skills, improve social interaction and explore creative play—but don’t tell the kids—they just think it’s fun! Small groups, highly qualified staff with child development backgrounds.
Santee - 619-334-6107
Ages 3 & up
Urban Jungle is a one of a kind city metropolis indoor fun park offering a safe family-friendly environment for kids. Participants can enjoy a dozen high-energy, action-oriented activities all inside its 8,000 sq foot facility.
CYT Theater Arts Summer Camp
Girl Scout Resident Camp
(see Traditional Day Camp Experience)
iD Tech Academies for Teens
Nationwide - 888-709-8324
Ages 13-18; June-August
Learn how programming, app development, game design and development, 3D modeling, filmmaking or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. Two-week, pre-college, overnight programs for teens. iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy. Held at prestigious universities, including UCLA, Princeton, Stanford and others. Day camp also available.
Safari Park Summer Camps
(see Animal Encounters)
(see Animal Encounters)
YMCA Overnight Camps
Julian, Imperial Beach - 760-765-0642
Ages 7-17; June 15-August 15
Choose your adventure - Three fantastic YMCA Overnight Camps in San Diego County – Camp Marston in the mountains for summer adventures, Raintree Ranch exclusively for horseback riding near Julian, and Camp Surf on the Pacific Ocean. No matter what your child enjoys the YMCA has something for everyone.
SCHOOLS OFFERING SUMMER PROGRAMS
Central Montessori School
Encinitas - 760-479-9889
Ages 1.5-6; July-August
Various activities are planned for the children throughout the summer: cooking, water activities for toddlers, indoor & outdoor physical education, in-school presentations, BBQ, bouncy castle & ice cream party at school. Daily activities: sensorial activities, outdoor play, arts & crafts, stories & games. Please contact the camp office if you have questions, suggestions or concerns.
City Tree Christian School
Downtown - 619-232-3794
Extended School Services (ESS)
La Mesa & Spring Valley - 619-644-3800
1st-8th grade; June 16-August 8
Affordable, quality summer childcare including weekly field trips and/or assemblies. We offer a well-rounded enrichment program provided by qualified and caring staff members.
Chula Vista - 619-425-3300
Ages 2-5; July 1-31
Learn Spanish the Montessori Way. Classes conducted by credentialed Montessori teachers. Children will immerse in the Montessori method and learn Spanish in a fun atmosphere. Arts, crafts and extracurricular activities.
Scripps Montessori Summer Camp
Scripps Ranch - 858-566-3632
Ages 18 mos.-12 years; June 16-July 31
We offer many exciting activities including swimming, art, music, dance, cooking, Radical Reptiles, sports, field trips and more! Summer is fun at Scripps Montessori!
Tri-City Christian School
Vista - 760-630-8227
K-12th grade; June 9-August 8
We offer wonderful Enrichment classes (chess, art, science, creative writing, and more) as well as Athletic camps (tennis, basketball, football, and more).
Updated: April 2014
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