Malibu, CA

Sponsored by Billabong, Aloha Beach Camp is L.A.'s most comprehensive aquatic sports camp with surfing, boogie boarding, jet skiing, wakeboarding, ocean safety lessons and more for kids and teens 5 - 15. Flexible day by day enrollment, too!

New York City, NY
Other

MODELING CAMP invites all new models to come 'discover the model you' this summer! Explore the world of modeling and fashion at this empowering camp. Each day, campers learn about the business from leading industry professionals, top models and top agencies!

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Laytonville, CA

CAMP WINNARAINBOW is a Circus and Performing Arts overnight camp in Mendocino County, CA. Drama, trapeze, juggling, unicycle, stilts, gymnastics, dance, music, magic, martial arts and art. Lake with 350 ft waterslide. Boys and girls 7-14.

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Inspire your artistic and creative spirit in the pines of scenic Idyllwild, CA. Day and residential summer workshops for teens ages 12-18, July 3-24, 2021. Offerings include dance, film, music (classical, jazz, songwriting), theatre, and visual arts.

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San Francisco, CA

Curio: A live piano learning camp for kids with experienced instructors at affordable prices with the best in class experience. Use the code "CAMPCHANNEL20" to get an extra 20% off. Book your free trial class now -> https://bit.ly/PixicalClass1. You can participate in our giveaway by going to https://bit.ly/PixicalFreeGiveaway4

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Catalina Island Camps is located 26 miles from mainland Southern California on Catalina Island. Situated on the ocean our campers have the unique opportunity to live and play in a pristine marine environment.

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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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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.

No two campers are alike, and no two camp programs are exactly alike. Campers' experiences are built first and foremost on their interaction with the camp staff. Camp Kinneret's programs and reputation are built on this foundation.

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Camp Woolman at Sierra Friends Center
Nevada City, CA

Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills Camp Woolman is a place where every day is an adventure! Campers come here to backpack, make new friends, visit beautiful places, learn about nature, play games, do arts and crafts, explore in our garden, be their true selves, and live in small and caring community. We have many scholarships available!

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Cazadero Music Camp
Cazadero, CA

Cazadero Music Camp is a co-ed, residential summer camp, ages 10-18. Established in 1957, Cazadero is located in a spectacular redwood grove just north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, California.

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Explore, learn and thrive at KidzToPros STEM, Sports & Arts Summer Camps for kids ages 4 to 18! From coding and robotics to digital arts, film studio, tennis and more, KidzToPros will help ignite your child’s creativity and passions.

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Balsam, NC
Other

SOAR offers high adventure summer camps designed specifically for youth and young adults between the ages of 8 and 25 diagnosed with ADHD and LD. Each of our summer camp programs promotes friendships, increase self-confidence, and develop life skills.

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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.

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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The ultimate experience in music education. We offer courses for all levels, ages, and styles in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals. Professional faculty and world-class guest artists teach and perform.

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Soquel, CA

Kennolyn has been offering the very best in camp experiences since 1946. Our privately owned 440 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

Aviation Summer Camp
Long Beach, CA

The rich history of aviation has inspired generations. Whether you are interested in flying as a career, a hobby, or just want to know more. During each of our camps participants build bolsa planes, paper planes, fly r/c planes while learning about the principles of flight.

uCamps
Dardanelle, CA

The uCamps mission is to bring happiness to campers, ages 7-19, by providing fun, educational, outdoor adventure, and performing arts enrichment programs.





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.