Summer Camps 2018
Begins June 11
Beach fun, and surfing for kids and teens. Aqua Summer Camps instill ocean safety and surfing skills while creating lifelong skills, incredible lasting memories, and treasured friendships. Instructors tailor the experience based on the needs of each individual, while maintaining a group/family-style atmosphere. Aqua Surf accommodates complete beginners to kids and teens learning to surf at a pro-level with a 3 to 1 ratio (students to teacher) to ensure the highest quality of safety practices and personalized attention for each student. Students can attend by the day or by the week. Summer camps run Monday – Friday, for the entire summer break. Half days run from 9 a.m. – noon. or noon – 3 p.m. and full days are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Beach Cities Volleyball
Begins July 9
Established in 2000, the mission statement of Beach Cities Volleyball is to “Teach life skills and volleyball skills to young people.” BCVC works very hard to help create successful, well balanced adults through wonderful volleyball experiences. BCVC teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced players from different communities, ethnicities, and income levels. Priorities are to have fun and build volleyball skills. Players are placed in groups of similar age and experience, and then progress from station to station, followed by spirited competition allowing the players to practice the skills they just developed.
Begins June 11
Make your summer awesome! Starting at age 4, BeachSports Summer Camps are designed with parents and campers in mind. BeachSports collaborated with lifeguards and local teachers to create a program that is inclusive, fun, educational and, most importantly, safe for all campers. Camp activities include surfing, boogie boarding, beach volleyball, ocean safety exercises, Jr. Lifeguard skills, skateboarding, age-appropriate games and more! Flexible day pass system and extended hours make parents’ lives easy and allow campers to experience all the fun activities BeachSports has to offer.
Begins June 4
Camp Surf is “Los Angeles’ Premier Surf School”, according the LA Business Journal. It offers surf instruction in Manhattan Beach for all ages and abilities, with both private and group lessons. Lessons include summer surf camps, after school programs, birthday parties and corporate events. Instruction is available year round with a 1:4 instructor to surfer ratio. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided. Camp Surf also offers youth and adult volleyball classes and clinics through their CampVolley programs.
Begins June 25
The fun science day camp for curious kids! Top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Topics include: Science Makers & Inventors; Amusement Park Science; Transforming Robots; Rovers Rocketing to Space plus special Minecraft 101: Mod Design for campers entering 5th, 6th, 7th grade only. Enroll now save $20/wk. Enroll for 3 weeks and save an additional $10/week.
South Coast Botanic Garden – 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes
Richmond St School – 615 Richmond Street, El Segundo
United Methodist Church – 540 Main Street, El Segundo
Trinity Lutheran Church – 1340 11th Street, Manhattan Beach
Valor Christian Academy – 525 Earle Lane, Redondo Beach
Freedom Surf Camp
June 18 – August 31
Freedom Surf Camp offers a wide range of activities at camps in Manhattan Beach, Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu. Morning and afternoon sessions. Ages 5-7: Water safety, boogie boarding, sand sculpting, sand crabs, dodgeball, and other games. Surfing 101 for kids who want it. Ages 8-12: Surfing, boogie boardin, water safety, and environmental education. Ages 13-14: Depending on skill level, all water and beach activity are offered. Groms: competitive level surfing.
Montessori Preschool of Manhattan Beach
July 2 – July 27
July 30 – August 24
Explore Camp Hawaii at Montessori Preschool of Manhattan Beach. Tennis lessons by Hotshots, soccer by Kickin It Youth Soccer, Polynesian dance performance by Tausala Polynesia, Hawaiian singer performance, ukulele lessons for ages 3 – 8, SEA Lab’s Traveling Tide Poo, Mobile Zoo of Southern California, Hawaiian style cooking, crafts and fun facts.
Bell Campus: Ages 18 months – 6 years old; 2617 Bell Ave., (310) 545-8104
Peck Campus: Ages 2 – 8 years old; 315 S. Peck Ave., (310) 379-9462
Our Lady of Guadalupe School
Entering its 9th season in summer programming, OLG offers 6 weeks of fun and learning. The program is divided into a 2 week Summer Adventures Camp and 4 weeks of Summer School/Camp, providing opportunities to students entering grades K-8 and their families. Offerings include academics, enrichment, performing and visual arts, and summer camp!
Summer at OLG will be filled with learning, fun, friends, and great memories.
340 Massey St., Hermosa Beach
Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory
This summer, the acclaimed PV Performing Arts Conservatory will offer a series of exciting theatre camps for all ages and experience levels. Camp Curtain Call, which introduces musical theatre to children ages 5-11, has three fun-filled sessions of Disney favorites: “The Lion King Jr.” (June 18-29); “Aladdin Jr.” (July 9-20) and “Mulan Jr.” (July 23-Aug. 3). Summer Master Class sessions and Dance Intensives provide professional training for students ages 10-18 who want to advance to the next level to become true triple threats.
(310) 544-0403 ext. 303
27525 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates
PCH Skateboard Camps
Begins June 11
Learn to skateboard or take your skating to the next level! Summer camps in Manhattan and Redondo Beach provide beginner to advanced skateboarding instruction for boys and girls age 5 and up. Safety is the number one priority. All campers are required to wear a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads and closed toe shoes. The first-aid and CPR certified coaches are very talented skateboarders with a lot of knowledge to share with their campers. Don’t have pads or a skateboard? No worries! The camp offers boards and pads to loan! Campers also have access to BeachSports programs as well with a flexible day pass system.
Performing Arts Workshops
Begins June 18
Winner of BEST Summer Camp “LA Parent Magazine!” It’s the ultimate arts experience for kids ages 5-14. PAW teachers are nurturing, skilled instructors who have or are working towards their Bachelors or Masters degrees in their respective disciplines. Their teaching experience and knowledge combined with the PAW philosophy provides students with a level of training comparable to private studios and conservatories. “Our kids don’t need to be experts – just have a curiosity and love for performing,” says Cheryl Appleman, PAW President. “In each session campers participate in a creative performance which is free and attended by family and friends.” Award-winning camps include Musical Theater, Guitar, Laugh Out Loud, Rock The Mic, Filmmaking, Magic, Photography, Stage F/X Makeup and Debate Camp. Camps located in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, West LA, and Palos Verdes.
Rolling Hills Country Day School
June 25 – August 17
Join Rolling Hills Country Day School for summer fun with academic and camp programs for grades K-8! A traditional 6-week summer school academic program and weekly Experium Science camps are offered. Camps are filled with fun activities that include swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, dance, sports, imagination & creation, and weekly themes and shows. Art camp, swim camp, private swim lessons, and extended day care are available until 6 p.m. Request a brochure online or call for information.
(310) 377-4848, ext. 7051
South Bay Art Department
At the South Bay Art Department aims to nurture individuality and confidence through personal, creative expression. Some art classes include for Kids & Teens: Introduction to Fine Art (ages 5-11), Comics and Manga, Fashion Illustration, Intro to Cartooning, Fundamentals of Painting, Fundamentals of Drawing. For adults: Contemporary Painting, Figure Drawing sessions. In addition to classes, day camps, week camps, private lessons, kids and adults birthday parties, custom events, and space rentals are offered.
1075 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach
by Judy Rae