Bonsall, CA

A Southern California tradition since 1964. Features ranch activities, daily western riding lessons, animal & horse science classes, animal care time, vaulting lessons. Ideal for beginning/intermediate riders. CCCA & CHA accredited. WAIC member camp.

Tamwood International Camps in Canada and USA provide your child with the chance to learn English (ESL), develop character, learn life skills, make new friends, train with professional instructors, discover new interests and learn about the world.

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Camp SEA Lab
Seaside, CA

Catch the summer camp wave: week-long day, overnight camps, and tall-ship teen programs, for ages 8 to 17. Each week has a specialized focus on Science, Education and Adventures that emphasize activities such as tidepooling, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing and ocean stewardship.

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Intensive workshops in the visual and performing arts for students of all ages and abilities including families.

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Carlsbad, CA

ANA Summer Programs offers several camps whether you are interested in a traditional recreation experience, would like to take some enriching classes, or are looking to enhance your leadership skills.

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YMCA Camp Jones Gulch
La Honda, CA

YMCA Camp Jones Gulch's traditional resident camp provides an opportunity for youth, ages 8-17, to experience the wonders of camp, nature and friendships in a beautiful Redwood forest. We also offer High Adventure Camp trips for teens.

Glennville, CA

Looking for a summer camp that gets kids immersed in nature, living simply, and tech free? JRC offers a community of positive individuals enjoying the simpler things in life, ranch living, and the satisfaction of learning and growing.

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Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and more, CA
Other

This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of more than 275,000 alumni. At iD Tech summer camps, students ages 6-18 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more!

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Adventure Science Camp - Teaches 21st century skills.

Currently we have openings in a number of our sessions for the Summer of 2019. Please check our website for updated availability. Walton's Grizzly Lodge is a traditional, residential summer camp located one hour north of Lake Tahoe. Grizzly Lodge has been in continuous operation since 1926 and is currently under the leadership of fourth generation owners and directors.

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Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Inland Empire, CA

Week long summer programs for students with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD, autism, and other learning differences. Specializing in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire.

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Palo Alto, Irvine, Atlanta, Seattle, and more, CA
Other

Our intensive two-week, overnight pre-college program for teens ages 13–18 will immerse you in the creative world of video game production. All graduates leave the Academy with a gaming portfolio and the tools to excel in the rapidly expanding field of game development.

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Tysons Corner, VA
Other

Modeling Camp invites you to explore the world of modeling and fashion! If you want to 'discover the model' in you - this is the place to get started! Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, we offer modeling camps in NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington DC. From fashion shows, to photo shoots, making TV commercials and meeting top agencies...this camp is for ALL fashionistas!

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Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Haven, Atlanta, Cambridge, NYC, and more, CA
Other

Take your coding skills to the next level and experience the thrill of startup culture – all within a prestigious university setting. After two weeks of elite instruction, Industry Insights, and peer networking, you’ll leave with a polished portfolio and the skills needed to succeed in school, college, and the ever-evolving field of computer science.

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Multiple Cities, AZ

Advantage Basketball Camps are nationally recognized as one of the Top ball handling camps in the world. Advantage was named by sports illustrated as one of the top two camps in the country

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Agoura Hills, CA
Other

Art Camp (offered over WINTER BREAK, SPRING BREAK and SUMMER BREAK) for children 5-15. Inspirational teachers and fun camp counselors! 2,3 or 5 day options. Extended hours. Art Camp campuses in Valley Village & Agoura Hills.

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Clover , CA

Motorsport Specialty camp. Learn to drive paved and dirt track go-karts and dirt buggies on our 400 acre site.

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Global Leadership Adventures
San Diego, CA

Global Leadership Adventures is like Peace Corps for Teens. We offer life-changing volunteer abroad programs throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Soquel, CA

Kennolyn has been offering the very best in camp experiences since 1946. Our privately owned 300 acre site in Santa Cruz County is bordered by a 10,000 acre state park.

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Valley Trails offers a traditional summer camp with age-appropriate programming. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow and create long-lasting memories





General Notes About Camps in the State of California

The State of California has the largest population in the US and is third largest by area. Given the sheer size of the state and number of people, there are several regions which reflect a clustering of summer camps. The two largest metropolitan areas in the state - Los Angeles and San Francisco - contain a significant number of day camps which are embedded directly within their municipal boundaries as well as within outlying communities. The predominantly remote and rugged nature of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and it's respective forests lends itself well as an ideal setting for residential sleepaway camps and other summer programs. The Sierra's are relatively close to the state's major population center's vs. the Cascade Range which extends further north to the Oregon border. The vast expanse of the Central Valley and foothills may lend itself well to ranch or farm camps. Likewise, the enormous coastline provides an excellent location for specialized camp activities such as a surf camp, sailing, kayaking, marine biology / sea camp, etc. At the other extreme, California also contains a large expanse of desert terrain such as the Mojave desert and Death Valley in Southern California which are not as hospitable or forgiving as other regions and thus reflect a very minimal frequency of camps.

While much of the state experiences a temperate climate -- providing generally favorable conditions for camps to operate in the summer -- the climate in California varies tremendously from extremely hot desert temperatures in Death Valley to the much colder mountainous peaks of Yosemite National Park.

Summer programs which focus on or encounter wildlife will have a wide array of animals and plant life to observe: bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, ancient redwoods, douglas fir, wild mountain flowers, Joshua trees, cacti and other desert species to name a few.