Kids camps South Bay 2023

Beach volleyball, like surfing, is a signature South Bay sport. Among the qualified camp instructors are Beach Cities Volleyball’s (left) Dede Carranza, a 2019 All CIF Southern Section player for Vistamar High School, and (right) Ariana Carranza, who recorded 173 kills in her freshman year at Occidental College.

Aqua Surf 

Experience an epic summer surfing adventure at Aqua Surf Camp, where safety, skill-building, and stoke unite. With a 3:1 camper to instructor ratio, our camps in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach welcomes surfers ages 5-17 at all levels. Our seasoned staff will empower your camper with ocean knowledge, confidence, and lasting friendships.

(310) 902-7737

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Adventure Camp at AdventurePlex 

Adventure Camp has been repeatedly voted “Best Camp” in Easy Reader’s “Best of the Beach” awards for helping kids, ages 4 to 12 do what they love — have fun. What they don’t realize is that the rock climbing, arts and crafts, play structure fun and Sports Court games are developing healthy habits, building self-esteem and teaching social skills — that’s the AdventurePlex way.


1701 Marine Avenue

Manhattan Beach

(310) 546-7708


Beach Cities Volleyball

Indoor volleyball players of all levels will see their skills improve by attending Beach Cities Volleyball (BCVC) Summer Camps and Performance Clinics, all while having fun. Ages 8 to 18.  Ten weekly sessions: June 12 through August 18. BCVC includes hundreds of players, several dozen teams, competitions, clinics, and an entry-level program. In its 23rd year, many BCVC alumni continue playing volleyball in college and many return to coach for the club. 

Tryouts and openings: Coach Christian (310) 382-0899

Entry level: Coach Phil, or (310) 889-6496

Office email:

(310) 546-9150



Camp Surf has been the official City of Manhattan Beach surf school since 1997. It provides safe, fun and educational instruction in surfing and the ocean environment for boys and girls ages 7 and up. The low student to instructor ratio of 4:1 guarantees personal attention and, most importantly, safety. All campers are provided with surfboards and wetsuits. Camps are held at Rosecrans Avenue, in Manhattan Beach, the best location in Los Angeles to learn to surf. All instructors are CPR and First-Aid Certified, and are experienced watermen and water women.

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Champ Camp Kids

Champ Camp has programs to fit every 4- to 12-year-old’s interests, from sand games, and arts and crafts, to water play and sand castle building. Camps are held on the Beach in Manhattan Beach, at the 26th Street lifeguard tower; in Redondo Beach at Avenue E; and in El Segundo, at Grand Avenue Beach

(310) 283-4509


Coast Music Summer Programs 

While pleased to return to in-person summer music camps, we are continuing to maintain a safe indoor environment. All of our group singing and performances will be held outdoors. This year, we start off with our long running and most popular Jazz Intensive class. Then we continue through the summer with various band camps, music skills camps, musical theater camp and a very special music production program. Ages 7 through adults.

2417 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 

Manhattan Beach

(310) 372-4753



FRAM is one of the nation’s oldest soccer programs. Established in 1964, FRAM helped bring “The Beautiful Game” to the South Bay. FRAM offers various competitive levels to develop youth players. FRAM boys compete in the SoCal League, National Premier League and the EA League.  FRAM Girls compete in the Girls Academy League, the Development Player League and the SoCal League. FRAM offers clinics, seasonal programs, the FRAM Development Academy, and competitive year round team venues. 

For information contact FRAM Soccer Club at, or visit


Freedom Surf Camp 

Freedom Surf Camp offers a wide range of ocean activities at Bruce Beach, Manhattan Beach.  We prepare groms to participate in local contests sponsored by the South Bay Boardriders Local Club. We also offer private adult and private women’s surf sessions. We emphasize developing the ability of kids and adults to connect with the ocean. Freedom offers all day, morning and afternoon sessions, June 12 through August 31.

  • Ages 5-7: Water safety, Surfing(101), boogie & beach games. 
  • Ages 8-12: Surfing, boogie boarding , water safety, and environmental education.  
  • Ages 13-16: Depending on skill level, all water and beach activities are offered. 

For more information call (310) 770-4410 or visit  


Summer means surf camp for kids growing up at the beach. The South Bay is fortunate in having camps with highly qualified instructors. Photo by Vince Ray/Hermosa Surf Camp

Hermosa Surf Camp 

Learn ocean safety, basic surfing techniques, and tricks like the switchfoot, coffin and nose ride. Learn about ocean conditions, sea life and the beach environment. Coaches are in the water to help paddle out and catch waves. There is an L.A County Lifeguard, and California Credentialed Teacher supervising. Classes have a 1:4 teacher-to-student ratio for safety, and plenty of one-on-one attention. Soft surfboard included. Also included in the price is a T-shirt, rash guard (lycra surfing shirt) and three photos of the student surfing. For boys and girls ages 7 to17.

For registration call The City of Hermosa Beach (310) 318-0280 

Info: Vince Ray (310) 291-4378


KHYF sailing

King Harbor Youth Foundation (KHYF) offers classes at all levels, from beginning sailors to national level competitors, ages 7 through18. Our summer program is the best way to start a lifelong passion of sailing. Summer sailing camp starts June 12 and runs through August 11. Sessions are split between morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and afternoon (1 – 4 p.m.). Learn about  safety near and on the water, teamwork, and seamanship skills. Having fun is a priority for this class, so sailing games and other skill-related activities are incorporated into the course, along with a fun day at the end of each session. KHYF also has a community outreach that reaches hundreds of kids each year.

For contact information email

(424) 287-7245


LA Kings-Camp Chillin

LA Kings Ice PV is running Summer 2023 Camp Chillin for ages 6 to 12 at the Promenade on the Peninsula. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with on- or off-ice activities. Camp dates are June 26 to August 11. No skating experience necessary. Full day or half day camp available, depending on the week. Camp spots are limited. 

550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills

For questions call (424) 903-0300

To register visit


LA Kings-Legends Camp

LA Kings Ice PV Legends Hockey Summer Camp is for PV Youth In-house Hockey players. However, we welcome all hockey players with experience who are ages 5 to 12 years old.  Camp dates are June 26 to June 30, and August 7 to August 11 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. On and off ice activities are available and hockey experience with full equipment is required. Keep your skills sharp this summer! 

(424) 903-0300 


Manhattan Country Club camps

Choose between a variety of weekly camps (tennis, swimming, multi-sport, little explorers). Offered at both Bay Club El Segundo and our Manhattan Country Club. Little explorer camps for kids as young as 2, to multi-sport and activity camps for kids up to 17, we’re bound to have something your kids will enjoy. Contact Taylor Falbisaner for member and non-member rates.


Music Rhapsody summer camp

Music Rhapsody offers music lessons, singing, musical theater, music games and more. Students present their own musical at the end of camp complete with acting, singing, instrument playing, and dancing. From beginners to advanced, camp offers something for all ages and levels of experience. 9 a.m. 

(310) 376-8646

1603 Aviation Blvd. Suite 1 

Redondo Beach

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Mini Mustang cheer camp

This summer’s Mini Mustang Summer cheer camp takes place on July 17 through 20 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children ages 4-13 are invited to this high energy cheerleading camp. Learn cheers, sideline dances, game day traditions and participate in leadership and crafts with the CIF Champions and  National Ranking Mira Costa Cheerleaders. Daily snack included. T-shirt for all campers, and a special performance on the last day of camp. 

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Palos Verdes Tennis Club

Join PVTC’s top-rated summer tennis camp. Whether you have never picked up a racket, or you are a high performer, PVTC’s Tennis Camp in Palos Verdes Estates will develop your love for the game and take your skills to the next level. Full-day and half-day options are available. Our Pickleball camp includes everything from detailed instruction to supervised peer play. Each day campers are taught the fundamentals of serving and receiving the ball, volleying, dinking, positioning, and scoring. Each camper should bring a small snack for a snack break.

Registration link:

(310) 373-6326


Peninsula Montessori 

Would your child benefit from hands-on math lessons using Montessori materials to strengthen their weak areas? Is reading comprehension or language mechanics an area that could use improvement? Peninsula Montessori School blends a valuable academic enrichment program with an exciting summer camp adventure. Each week is designed around a specific theme for children ages 2-12 to discover and explore. It is a perfect blend of challenging lessons, thoughtfully prepared, with hands-on projects to engage all their senses while promoting creativity, movement, cooperation, and collaboration. Select from only one to all eight weeks depending on availability. 

Call (310) 544-3099 for more information.


PlanetBravo multi media camps

PlanetBravo’s award-winning summer camp has always been about giving kids a fun, confidence-boosting experience where they can explore and develop new multimedia skills with their friends. Whether it’s learning to code, making movies, modding Minecraft, or building robots, our kids are using their summers to do incredible things with technology.

Manhattan Beach Middle School

1501 N. Redondo Avenue

Manhattan Beach

(310) 443-7607


Especially camps Rolling Robots 2023 State Champions Daniel Hong, Ezra Socol, Austin Chen, Newton Zheng and Thomas Ma. Rolling Robots offers robotics and coding for kids 5 to 15. Photo by Bing Jiang

Rolling Robots robotics camp

Rolling Robots, voted Best Children’s Program and Service in 2021, offers leading robotics and coding education for kids aged 5 to 15. With four learning centers, we have trained world-class robotics champion teams since 2008, including two 2022 VEX Robotics World Champions and the 2023 State/National Champions. Join our summer camps for fun half-day/full-day sessions on LEGO, VEX BattleBots, FLL, Scratch, Python, C++, Minecraft, Roblox, and Competition bootcamps. Camps start June 12 at 14 sites, including Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, West LA, Santa Monica, Glendale, Pasadena, Irvine, and more. Begin your tech genius journey this summer!

(424) 206-9466


School of Dance and Music

This summer you will be able to choose from many exciting 1-week Summer Camps, as well as from our weekly Summer Dance Classes and Music Lessons!

1151 Aviation Boulevard

Hermosa Beach

(310) 318-6260

400 Pacific Coast Highway

Hermosa Beach

(310) 406-1700


Sinjin Smith Beach Volleyball Camp

Our nonprofit beach volleyball program is designed to instruct your children in volleyball principles and teamwork. To provide your child the most enjoyable and interesting experience possible, we collaborate with knowledgeable coaches and professionals. You can opt to register for Sand and Sea or Beach Volleyball, where your youngster can practice surfing and play a ton of entertaining activities. Ages 5-15

Hermosa Beach Pier

(310) 940-7166


South Bay Art Department camp

SBAD’s Summer Art Camp provides a variety of exciting art projects that will give your child an opportunity to work with different materials, techniques, and styles. And don’t worry about packing a lunch. We’ll provide daily pizza and snacks to keep your child fueled and ready for their next artistic adventure. Instructors will guide your child through each project, encouraging creativity and self-expression every step of the way. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2316 Artesia Blvd. Ste C

Redondo Beach

(310) 619-7204


South Bay Eco Kids

South Bay Eco Kids is a program of TeachingGreen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people love and protect our natural world. At Eco Kids Camp, we get children back into nature where they can thrive. No computers, no smart phones, no man-made playground equipment. Just trees and ponds, insects and wildlife, waiting to be discovered and explored.

Wilderness Park, 1102 Camino Real

Redondo Beach

(310) 372-7484


Sylvan Learning Summer Classes & Camps

Keep your child’s mental muscles strong and fit, and just as importantly, they’ll really have fun. Our camps blend the latest teaching methods, engaging activities and games, and a fun rewards system to inspire your child in learning. From math camps to reading, from writing to test prep, your child will step into the classroom more confident and excited about the next school year.

Sylvan Learning of Manhattan Beach & El Segundo

The Works at Plaza El Segundo (424) 434-7995


Perfect Day Surf Camp –  Ages 4- 15

Whether a novice catching and riding waves, or an advanced seeking to learn to turn, cutback, tricks, and more, our campers will enhance their surfing abilities. Offering private and semi-private surf lessons year round to surfers of all ages and ability levels.

700 Ocean Dr., Manhattan Beach

100 Topaz St., Redondo Beach

389 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach

(310) 985-1458


Valley Park Day Camp – Ages 6 to 13

Valley Park Day Camp is an all day, week long program for children ages 6 to 13, from 8 a.m. to  4 p.m. at Hermosa Beach’s Valley Park, 2515 Valley Drive. Day campers participate in a variety of activities such as sports, drama, cooperative games, crafts, beach activities, and off-site excursions to encourage social, physical and creative development. An enthusiastic staff of experienced camp counselors supervises all activities. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:10.

Valley Park

2521 Valley Drive 

Hermosa Beach

(310) 318-0280


Waterfront Education on the Redondo Pier

After years of adapting through various teaching conditions at their previous SEA Lab location, April 2 found Waterfront Education moving to new space above the Redondo Beach Pier. “While we’re excited to continue offering adventures throughout our harbor, our new venue provides an exciting opportunity to explore and build impactful experiences with our students,” said Executive Director, Julie Coll. This local non profit offers classes, camps, excursions and custom group expeditions for all ages. Want to try something new this summer? Explore King Harbor at night with their popular Full Moon Fun kayak offerings. 

For more information go to 

(310) 684-3577 


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