Summer Camps and Programs
Time For Camp
Summer camps give kids the opportunity to do activities they love or try something new. Find the perfect camp in San Diego with our guide. We’ve got it all—watersports, science, art, animals, cooking, sewing and outdoor fun!
Indicates camps certified to care for children with special needs. Indicates camps that have a “booth” in San Diego Family's Virtual Camp Fair. “Visit” the fair through June 15 to find videos, photos, FAQs and additional information.
QUICKLINKS: Traditional Day Camp Experience | Speciality | 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
TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE
Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito
Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach - 858-720-2180
Ages 5-15; June 13-August 25
Four convenient locations, flexible and affordable options. Adventure day camps, Jr. adv. camps, camp and swim, specialty camps, sports camps, teen camps & leadership in training program.
Point Loma, La Mesa - 619-223-3663
Pre K-8th grade; June 13-August 19
Weekly activities, along with field trips that include swimming, science, arts, crafts, robotics, water sports and more.
Girl Scout Camps
Balboa Park, Escondido, Julian
Ages 5-17; June-August
Girls grows into leaders while experiencing the best parts of being a kid: playing (and learning) in groups where everyone belongs, trying tons of new things, and exploring the natural world, always in a safe, fun setting.
Kroc Center Summer Day Camp
College Area - 619-269-1470
Ages 4-14; June 20-August 26
Provides children of all ability levels the opportunity to play and grow in a positive and safe atmosphere. Motivated by God’s love, this program strives to develop the whole child (within their environment) to help them grow physically, mentally and socially.
The Children's Woodshop Bus
San Diego - 858-272-5631
Ages 5-11; June - August
A practical and productive hands-on hand-tools half-day woodworking camp. Add some good wood, good work benches, good ideas and you have a memorable summertime adventure in the ChildrensWoodshopBus. We are looking for girls and boys ages 7-11 who want to build 5-10 assorted boats, planes, cars and useful desk top projects. No experience needed. This is a practical and productive half day camp for small groups of kids (5-6) who have an "I Can Build It Myself" attitude. Check out Project Photos on the website. Special camps can be arranged for K-1st grades.
Model Railroad Engineer Camp
Balboa Park - 619-696-0199 x1608
K-8th grade; June-August
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 will go behind the scenes of our museum exhibits.
Woodshop Wizards Woodworking
East County, North County - 619-749-7534
Ages 6 & up; June 27-August 5
A hands-on woodworking program using hammers, drills, levels, squares and more. Safety and proper use of each tool is stressed. Students construct several projects, allowing them to have hands-on experience using real tools and to creatively paint and personalize their projects to take home.
SCIENCE & DISCOVERY
San Diego - 888-709-8324
Ages 6-17; June 27 – July 1 and August 1 – August 5
Students can learn to code, design video games, model 3D characters, engineer robots, create websites, discover photography, print 3D models, and much more. Campers are taught in groups of just 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. While most programs are weeklong (overnight stays optional at many locations), teens can enroll in two-week, pre-college academies for the most immersive, in-depth instruction. Come see why ID Tech is the number one camp for technology!
San Diego Natural History Museum
Balboa Park - 877-946-7797
K-8th grade; June 20-August 26
Summer camps will inspire and encourage children to have fun while learning about nature and science. Half-day camps for kindergarten, and full-day camps for grades 1-8. Plus, Exhibit Explorers for students in grades 6-8.
Science Camps at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Balboa Park - 619-238-1233
Pre-K-8th grade; March 28-April 1, June 13-August 19
Spring camp offers a variety of science activities and themes, like forensics and sci-fi. Camps include explorations in the museum’s exhibit galleries and loads of hands-on activities. Sign up for individual days or the whole week. Summer camps offer weekly full-day and half-day science camps, including space exploration, chemistry in the kitchen, computer programming, Maker projects and more.
Summer Learning Adventure Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
La Jolla - 858-534-7336
Ages 4-15; June 27-August 26
From the classroom to the seashore, these accredited Summer Learning Adventure Camps merge scientific exploration with hands-on fun and learning.
TECHNOLOGY & FILM MAKING
Solana Beach/ Del Mar - 310-450-4984
Ages 6-16; June 13 August 12
Campers Create, Code, Design, Build, Make, Animate, Imagine, and Dream Up Apps, Games, Websites, Robots, Minecraft Worlds Built by code, Engineering and Math Problems, and animate scenes from their imaginations. 3 Outside Breaks everyday, on and off-tech activities, new friends, awesome fun, and even more awesome projects to take home.
Digital Media Academy
UC San Diego - 866-656-3342
Ages 6-17; June 27-August 12
Digital Media Academy tech camps jump-start young imaginations and help kids and teens pursue their creative dreams while teaching them important STEM concepts. From game design to app development, animation to photography, filmmaking to music production, and everything in between, students have the opportunity to tackle today’s coolest tech topics. Project-based one-week camps and two-week academies provide students with the confidence to pursue a future in technology.
Invent Now Camp
Multiple locations in San Diego - 800-968-4332
Grades 1- 6
Camp Invention is an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. In the CrickoBot™ module, children will build their own DIY solar powered cricket. Participants will explore physics as they build a cricket sized trampoline, seasaw and tireswing. Children will explore demolitions, electronic sound, squid science, coding and make their own slime at the slime buffet and much more!
Media Art Center
El Cajon- 619-230-1938
Ages 6-13; June 13- August 26
This camp provides many possibilities of creative media making. Work with live-action video, stop-motion animation, interactive media and design, sound recording, digital photography, and more. Use software such as iStopMotion, GarageBand, and iMovie. Every week-long camp ends with a screening and exhibition for family and friends!
Minecraft Computer Programming Camp
Balboa Park - 619-238-1233
4th-7th grade; March 28-April 1, June 20-August 12
Learn how to Mod Minecraft by making custom blocks and items, creating and controlling Mobs or making your own mini games. Test out your creation in the Minecraft Simulator and even run it in on Minecraft at home.
Mobile Technology Camp
Mira Mesa - 949-529-0438
Ages 8-13; June 27-August 5
Summer fun is reinvented through the lens of mobile technology in this fun, innovative camp. Through coding, circuits and Android app design, campers are inspired to become the builders of tomorrow’s technology instead of just consumers.
TechKnowHow Technology and Robotics Summer Camps
Countywide - 877-432-0970
Ages 5-14; June 13-August 19
Week-long summer camps offer a variety of fun and enriching hands-on projects. Summer camps include building projects with LEGO® gears and motors, WeDo® and NXT® Robotics, Game Design and Programming. Classes feature high-interest, age-appropriate projects which teach technology and science skills based on a S.T.E.M. curriculum.
Youth Coding Camps by ThoughtSTEM
Countywide - 858-869-9430
Ages 8-14; All summer
ThoughtSTEM's Youth Coding camps inspire kids to create with code. Enroll your student in one of our popular Minecraft Modding camps, where beginner and advanced students create Minecraft mini-games, Redstone mazes, and customize entire Minecraft worlds, all using the power of code. In addition to our popular Minecraft camps, new camp offerings this summer include Video Game Design, Arduino programming, and even a camp to inspire girls to pursue computer science. Camps are located throughout San Diego with multiple start dates.
Around the World/Tour du Monde
La Jolla - 858-456-2807
Ages 3-13; June 20-July 29
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.
Bilingual Kids Spanish and Mandarin Summer Camps
Balboa Park - 619-366-3098
Ages 4-12; June 20-August 12
Full immersion summer camp designed to optimize foreign language acquisition through music, games, cultural activities, arts and crafts, literature, outdoor activities and field trips.
Super Spanish Immersion Camps
San Marcos - 760-510-9639
Ages 18 months-7 years; July 6-August 26
Each week students enjoy music, performances, water fun, soccer, yoga, arts and crafts all in a Spanish immersion environment. This is the best way for children to gain competence and confidence in speaking Spanish.
PAINTING, DRAWING, CERAMICS
Carlsbad Art Farm
Carlsbad - 760-688-6147
2nd-8th grade; June 13-August 12
Award-winning outdoor fine arts and animal camp on a private 10-acre woodland wonderland in north coastal San Diego County. “It’s like a national park and zoo combined.”
Little Artists Summer Morning Classes
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
Morning classes start mid-June, offering the same great program with convenient morning classes for all ages. Drawing, painting and ceramics available in the morning as well as in the afternoon.
Little Fish Comic Book Camps
Ocean Beach - 619-356-1103
Ages 7-adult; All summer
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.
Pachis Summer Art Camp
Point Loma - 619-320-8057
Ages 5-12; July 5-August 19
From painting, drawing, sewing, sculpture and more, children will be introduced to new ways to make and experience art. Outdoor time is incorporated to enjoy the park and beautiful surroundings of Liberty Station. Full day camps run throughout the summer.
The Hot Spot Pottery & Candle Making
Liberty Station - 619-223-1339
Ages 6-16; June-August
Learn painting techniques like etching, masking and stenciling on pottery, and/or learn how to build a candle with your choice of fragrance.
The New Children’s Museum Summer Camps
Downtown - 619-233-8791
Ages 4-12; June 13-August 26
When school is out, The New Children’s Museum is in! The Museum offers camps that are project-based and taught by professional artists and educators. Our camps encourage children to work individually and in small groups and offer activities where campers think, play, and create.
Animal Adventure Camp - Humane Society
San Diego, Oceanside & Escondido - 619-279-5939
Ages 5-13; June 27 - August 5
Games, crafts and hands-on animal interactions & activities help children develop respect and a positive attitude toward all living beings.
Circle T Ranch
Lakeside - 619-312-0544
Ages 6-12; June-August
The Ranch experience teaches respect for animals and safety on the Ranch. Care, feeding, tacking, grooming and riding skills are all taught on a daily basis in a shady, secure environment. They also offer daily lessons, horse riding and private cabin with sheltered picnic area for birthdays.
Safari Park Summer Camps
Escondido - 619-718-3000
Ages 2-18; June 20-August 5
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers unique summer camps for youth ages 2-17. Each day campers will have opportunities to meet animals up close. Younger children enjoy fun hands-on activities that open the world of animals to them. Older campers feed rhinos and giraffe and create treats for other animals such as elephants and bonobos. Most day camps have extended-day options. For more information, parents and grandparents can call or visit the website and click on “special experiences.”
San Diego Zoo Summer Camps
Balboa Park - 619-718-3000
K-12th grade; June 29-August 28
Explore the wonderful world of animals through five-day adventures. All camp programs include animal encounters, behind-the-scenes visits, bus rides, games and “snafts”—edible food crafts! The famous Dr. Zoolittle, along with other entertainers, will do midday shows that are sure to be a hit with campers of every age. Choose one or more weeks of fun. For more information, parents and grandparents can call or visit the website and click on “special experiences.”
Summer Critter Camp at Helen Woodward Animal Center
Rancho Santa Fe - 858-756-4117
Preschool- 8th grade; June 13-August 19
Summer Critter Camp is San Diego’s best animal camp for kids Preschool through 8th grade. Children will experience a full week of amazing animal interactions and summer camp activities including animal themed games, crafts, songs, and more. Each camper that is signed up for a full week of camp will also receive a free Critter Camp T-shirt! Not able to commit to a full week? We offer two weeks (week 4 and week 10) of daily sign-ups.
Sweetwater Horse Camp
Bonita - 619-252-5544
Ages 5-12; Spring and Summer
Teaching San Diego’s kids to ride since 1985. Day camp 9am-4pm, Mon.- Fri., for ages 5-12 who want to ride and learn all about horses. Pony Time Camp 10am-2pm, Tues.- Fri., for ages 5-6. Spring Dates: Mar 28–Apr 1, Apr 4–9, Apr 11–15. Summer Dates: June 6–Aug 20. Fall: Sept 19–23.
Wildlife Camps at Living Coast Discovery Center
Chula Vista - 619-409-5900
Ages 4-18; June 6-July 22
Perfect for animal lovers. Kids and teens enjoy hands-on nature fun and discovery with up-close animal encounters, nature hikes, scientific and career exploration, arts and crafts, games and outdoor fun. Plus: New exhibit, Passport to the Pacific, with new animals from around the world’s largest ocean.
California Youth Conservatory
Little Italy - 619-944-7574
Ages 7-18; June 20-July 1
California Youth Conservatory’s award-winning staff of actors and coaches teach the kids to act, sing and dance in this effective and exciting camp. Campers will take off-campus field trips to Legoland and Disney’s California Adventure.
Children’s Creative Performing Arts Academy
North Park - 619-584-2454
Students are currently enrolled from South America, China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. Population is approximately 250 students and includes preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, middle school (junior high) and high school.
CYT Musical Theater Summer Camp
Countywide - 619-588-0206
Ages 3-18; June-August
This summer, CYT San Diego will offer two new exciting camps this year! The first one is “CYT 4 Me!” that will provide a unique learning environment which allows children ages 3 to 5 to learn academic concepts and developmental skills through creative and performing arts. The second new camp is Tech Camp offered for ages 12 – 18 to learn the technical aspects of theater that make each show possible -- lighting and sound. In addition to day camps, CYT San Diego will also be offering an overnight camp for ages 13-18 years
North Coast Rep Summer Camp
Solana Beach - 858-481-1055
Ages 4-22; June 20-August 5
Come Play With Us! Summer of 2016 The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep provides quality theatrical training for children and teens. Our camp works on a weekly cycle. Each week is packed with a full line-up of creative activities taught by theatre professionals; from improvisation and acting to musical theatre and playwriting with a showcase each Friday for parents and friends! Parents may purchase one, two or combine with the Willy Wonka for all four weeks. New this year is our 1/2 day Pinkalicious Camp in June! Our Teen Performance Camps and Tween Intensives are designed to challenge our teen actors to stretch their skills and become more confident in their abilities. Our team of professionals will guide them towards making strong choices that will help them stand out!
Royal Academy of Performing Arts
San Diego - 858-259-7272
Ages 3-18; All summer
Camps cater to all levels from recreational to pre-professional. A variety of styles are offered, such as dance, acting, singing, acro, strengthening, intensive training and much more. In one week, each child improves overall technique, self-esteem, performance and skill. For more information, email email@example.com.
San Diego Junior Theatre
Balboa Park - 619-239-1311
Ages 3-18; April, June 6-August 26
In addition to traditional camp, they offer acting and musical theater camps for those interested in theater performance. Every session of camp is unique.
Young Performers at La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla - 858-550-1070
Ages 7-18; June-August
Young Performers at La Jolla Playhouse (YP@LJP) offers fun, interactive theater programs with teaching artists who inspire young actors to reach for the stars and build theater skills.
California Ballet School
Kearny Mesa - 858-560-5676
Ages 6-22; June 27-July 29
Offers a complete summer dance program, designed to compliment students’ training received during the regular school year. Summer programs are divided into four levels, from beginning to professional. Housing is available for the advanced and professional summer intensive.
City Ballet’s Dance Camps
Pacific Beach - 858-274-6058
Ages 4-18; June-July
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.
International Music Sessions
La Jolla - 631-405-0166
Ages 6-18; June 27-July 1
Here’s a chance for your musical child to study with some of today’s most exciting world-class artists. Meet students from all over the world and share in a unique cultural dialogue through music. Enrollment is limited, apply today.
Music Theater Camp
Mission Valley - 619-297-4366
2nd-8th grade; August 1-5, 8-12
Travel to the 1950s for one or two weeks of music, art, dance and fun preparing the show “At the Bandstand.” All campers will participate in the performances. 9am-3pm. $175/week, $195/week with extended care (8-9am, 3-5pm).
North County Gymnastics & the Gyminny Kids
4S Ranch - 858-451-0204
Ages 3-15; June 10-September 3
Whether here for morning camps, afternoon camps or all day, children will have fun trying gymnastics, spending time in the Bungee Bouncer system, crafting with friends and snack time. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Camps
Balboa Park - 619-233-3060
Ages 4-10; July 5-August 22
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet camp begins with a daily ballet class in which students are introduced to the technical aspects of ballet as well as the concepts of musicality and performance. Supplemental activities like arts & crafts, jazz classes, performance rehearsals, and field trips to other cultural institutions in Balboa Park make every day of camp an adventure. Each week of camp culminates in an in-studio performance where family and friends are invited to see what students have learned at camp and celebrate the accomplishments of the dancers. At San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, all camps are capped at 15 students and taught by professional instructors with the assistance of an advanced-level student aide. This keeps the student-to-teacher ratio low and allows for individual attention and instruction. The experience, needs, and abilities of each child are honored in our program and it is important to our faculty, staff, and organization that all participants have a rewarding and positive camp experience.
Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Scripps Ranch, Torrey Hills - 858-586-7834
Ages 4-19; June-August
Weekly dance and musical theater themes: Pop Stars Rock, Best of Broadway, Angelina and Your Ballerina and more. Or 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.
Tower Talent Studio West
Mssion Valley - 858-824-0700
Ages 8 & up; July 8 - July 12
Over the course of one week, students will gain expertise in the film-making process. Each participate will act as a different member of a film crew - so whether you want to act, direct, edit or work behind the camera, this is the hands-on camp you have been waiting for! See p. 25
Vernetta’s Dance Studio
North Park - 619-260-1707
Ages 2 & up; All summer
Tap, ballet and tumbling classes. Fun classes, family oriented, moms and dads can have coffee and cookies while they watch. Performing opportunities at fairs and festivals. First lesson free.
Aqua Pros Swim School
Clairemont or Your Home - 619-209-2990
Infants-adults; Summer lessons
Dedicated to providing a professional year-round learn-to-swim program, Aqua Pros strives for each individual to reach their full aquatic potential. They teach how to become competent in the water and emphasize proper swimming techniques. Safety in the water is their #1 priority.
Bubbles Swim School
Spring Valley - 619-660-0128
Ages 2 months-adult; Summer lessons
Bubbles emphasizes comfort and safety, instead of just playing. Swimming provides freedom of movement in the water, helping children to develop motor skills and improve decision making. Their highly advanced program produces results.
Floaties Swim School
Poway & Eastlake - 877-277-7946
Ages 3 months & up; Year round
Specializes in teaching infants and children how to swim in a safe, nurturing enviornment. They begin teaching infants as early as 3 months old and continue to teach until the adult level. Indoors and open year round. Small class sizes (3:1 ratio) with highly qualified and passionate teachers.
Noonan Family Swim School
Multiple locations - 858-451-0794
Ages 3 & up; Summer lessons
Offering 2-week summer swim lesson programs. Get a jump start on swimming by participating in swim class Monday through Thursday. Summer sessions offered at San Diego, Del Mar, 4S Ranch, Carlsbad and Murrieta.
Watersports Camp at Mission Bay Aquatic Center
Mission Bay - 858-539-2003
Ages 6-17; June 13-August 26
Offers exciting full and half day camps in wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, paddling, marine science and more. Provides high-quality camps in a safe, fun and educational environment. Operated by Associated Students of SDSU, UCSD Recreation and sponsored by the YMCA.
Archery, Fencing & Medieval at LionHeart
East County - 619-462-2027
Ages 8 & up; weekly starting July 11
Archery from 9am-noon is a great way to start the day. In the afternoon, choose medieval sword and relive history as a warrior or choose the modern version of sport fencing and learn to move the modern sword lightning fast.
Mission Beach - 858-488-1549
Ages 6-12; June 20-August 19
Belmont Park's camp offers week-long sessions. Adventure Camp elements provide the quintessential California experience. Your child will enjoy all Belmont Park has to offer including amusement park rides, laser tag, rock climbing, flowboarding, bike riding, mini golf and, of course, beach fun at our doorstep!
Camp Flips Elite Gymnastics Academy
El Cajon - 619-441-5900
Ages 4-14; June 27-September 26
This high-energy experience is designed to excite, motivate and stimulate kids. Each gymnastics event introduces a different world of challenges for a child’s mind and body. Fully supervised by trained and accredited staff.
San Carlos - 619-297-4366
Preschool-5th grade; July 25-29
Campers learn skills, sportsmanship, respect, encouragement, confidence and discipline. Preschoolers will experience a new sport daily. K-5th will choose one sport: flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball or cheerleading. 9am-1pm, $75/week includes snacks, t-shirt, water bottle, towel and bag. Sponsor: Kids First Ministry, First United Methodist Church-San Diego.
Champion Gymnastics and Cheer
Santee – 619-449-7717
Ages 4 & up; June 27-August 12
Summer camps (9am-3pm) are half day gymnastics and half day fun-loving activities to keep kids engaged. Camps are run by experienced instructors on safe, high-quality equipment.
Fencing Camps & Warrior Camps
Sorrento Valley - 858-622-9696
Ages 7-15; June 13-August 19
Whether your child dreams of being a Medieval Knight, or an Olympic athlete, we have the perfect summer camp experience. Campers begin the morning with Olympic foil, epee and sabre fencing. Every afternoon provides a different surprising sword adventure. Sign up today!
Carmel Mountain - 858-674-4480
Ages 5-11; June 20-August 19
Camp includes a variety of sports, games, crafts and good times with friends. Kids participate in activities such as swimming, tennis lessons, dance, yoga and lawn games. With each activity, kids will be grouped according to age and ability level.
First United Methodist Church of San Diego
San Carlos, Mission Valley – 619- 297-4366
Preschool – 5th Grade; July 25 – 29
Campers learn skills, sportsmanship, respect, encouragement, confidence and discipline. Preschoolers will experience a new sport daily. Campers K - 5th grade will choose one sport: flag football, soccer, basketball, and baseball or cheerleading. It will be 9am-1pm; $75/week includes snacks, t-shirt, water bottle, towel and bag.
NCTA Summer Tennis/STEM Camps
Vista - 760-583-6882
Ages 5-18; June 13-August 5
Summer tennis camps are designed to combine sports with academics to develop well-rounded student athletes. They offer rich team-building experiences with the combination of tennis, STEM projects, yoga, and other fun activities taught by certified professionals. Full day (9am-3pm) and half day (9am-noon) available.
PGA- Junior Golf Camp
Ages 3-16; June - August
Join SCPGA, in partnership with TGA, for a summer of fun! The golf camps we support and the golf camps we offer provide an unforgettable experience for your child. We keep them active all day through combining expert instruction, exciting activities and course play. With a low camper to instructor ratio, we provide ample individual attention and proper instruction for your child.
Poway - 858-748-1716
Ages 5 & up; April 11-15
Spring camp is a week-long camp from 9am-3pm. Kids have a blast learning gymnastics, playing games, going through inflatable jungle maze and doing arts & crafts.
San Diego Dance
Chula Vista - 619-701-3833
Summer Latin Music & Dance Camp 2016 Salsa, Cha-cha, Samba, Merengue! Ages 5-8 Monday to Friday 9am-12pm 3 week summer camp for only $350 June 13th-July 1st July 11th-July29th August 1st- August19th Reserve your spot now, space is limited!
San Diego Ice Arena
Mira Mesa - 858-530-1825
Ages 5-12; June 13 – August 4
Soccer Shots Summer Camps
Countywide - 619-741-1005
Ages 3-10; June-August
Soccer Shots offers age-appropriate, fun and engaging soccer camps including soccer skill building, character development and fun.
Poway - 858-748- 9011
Ages Teens; June 20- August 5
Come learn the basics of rock climbing! Participants are taught top-roping bouldering and climbing exercises to build confidence and skill. By the end of each weekly session, campers will experience the challenge and excitement of lead climbing. Our program combines physical effort and intense mental focus to push campers to new heights! Camp offered in partnership with the City of Poway.
Top Gun Basketball Camp
San Diego - 855-218-7355
Ages 6-14; June 27 - August 11
Focus is on the development of both individual basketball fundamentals and team concepts in a fun and positive learning environment. Playing the game the right way will be emphasized with teamwork and leadership skills from guest speakers.
USA Jump Starts
County-Wide - 619-851-6880
Ages 5 - 17; June- August
USA Jump Stars promoted jump rope as a means to creating a healthy body and mind, while developing personal values, team spirit and sportsmanship, through competition and live performances. See p. 47
64 Flavors at MBMA
University City - 858-457-5895
Ages 5-11; June 27-August 19
“Flavors” to choose from: academics, art, music, sports, science & technology, cooking, musical theater, woodshop, chess and Spanish cultures. M-F 7am-6pm.
CMS Cricket and Kookaburra Camps
Poway - 858-673-1756
Ages 2-10; June 20-August 5
Themes include Dr. Seuss, ancient Greece and fun with aeronautics. Each camp incorporates art, music and movement. Half-day and full-day camps with play time in a three-acre peaceful campus. Camps are led by CMS staff.
Compass Education Summer Session
Sorrento Valley - 858-720-1849
K-12th grade; July 5-August 12
Small group classes in math, English, critical reading and problem solving. Classes run Mon.-Thurs. with individual sessions available on Fridays. Weekly enrollment available.
Ages 3-6; June 23 - August 11
This Montessori-inspired summer program is designed for children ages 3-6. Our summer program highlights the outdoors, the arts, and the ecosystems of our beautiful North County. Children will explore “topics of wonder” through hands-on activities that emphasize the diversity of life. Cooking and gardening are also included.
Montessori American School Summer Camp
Chula Vista - 619-422-1220
Ages 2-6; July
Summer camp program that provides children with hands-on experiences, learning activities, arts & crafts, cooking, games and lots of fun. Kids will love their themed camp, make new friends and have a blast. All within the traditional Montessori environment.
Renaissance Village Academy
Scripps Ranch - 858-564-9622
TK-12th grade; June-July
TK-3rd grade: six 1-week programs, sign up for am, pm, or whole day. Math, science, thinking skills, folklore, games, art, Russian. Grades 4-12: two 3-week programs, sign up for specific classes (writing, editing, math, vocabulary, logic, art, Russian) or the whole day. Priority/discount given to full-day students.
Lakeside - 619-456-2474
Kids enjoy adventure play, group games, arts and crafts and more in small groups at our awesome kids indoor play facility with a dedicated camp leader.
Kid Ventures Summer Camp
Countywide - 858-207-6088
Ages 2-8; June 6-August 26
Kid Ventures Summer Camps helps parents have some free time, while your child is busy having the time of their life! Sign your child up for a day, a week, or longer—depending on YOUR needs. Our creative 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!
Mesa Rim Adventure ROCKS! Camps
San Diego - 858-201-4411
Ages 4-14; Spring and Summer
We believe in igniting, supporting, and inspiring lifelong climbers of all ages and abilities through a fun and interactive rock climbing experience! 4-Day Climbing Camps start the week of June 20th.
CYT Musical Theater Camp
Girl Scout Resident Camp
(see Traditional Day Camp Experience)
Safari Park Summer Camps
(see Animal Encounters)
YMCA Overnight Camps
Julian, Imperial Beach - 760-765-0642
Ages 7-17; June 12-August 12
Three fantastic properties in San Diego County, one in the mountains for summer adventures, one exclusively for horseback riding near Julian CA and one on the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the camp experience year round at YMCA Camp Marston, YMCA Raintree Ranch, and YMCA Camp Surf. It's overnight camp experience you can count on to give your kids the fun they want and the growing experiences they need.
SCHOOLS OFFERING SUMMER PROGRAMS
Escondido - 619-298-2990
1st-8th grade; June 27-August 5
Balboa School is offering summer classes at our new location in Escondido.We are offering both a half-day and full-day option. Prices start at only $250 per week! A lot can be accomplished in just six weeks, so make the most of summer 2016!
City Tree Christian School
Downtown - 619-232-3794
Discovery Isle Child Development Centers
Carlsbad, Oceanside & San Marcos - 877-959-3741
Our day camps feature a unique selection of indoor and outdoor activities and field trips that take advantage of resources in the local area. We also offer optional specialty programs during regular camp hours that cater to any interest.
Mt. Helix Academy
La Mesa - 619-243-1400
K - 8th grade
Elementary - Mornings filled with engaging academic enrichment activities led by enthusiastic, caring teachers. Afternoons provide high-interest activities, crafts, games, sports and swimming at Mission Bay. Junior High -Fluency
fluency in Language Arts, Math and Study Skills.
Montessori Child Development Center
poway - 858-748-1727
Ages 18 months - 6 years; June 6 - July 29
The activities in this camp includes, learning about ocean life, arts and crafts, storytelling & drama cooking,gardening,swimming lessons, science and includes a sleep overnight at school.
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.
Updated: June 2016
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