Many of us have the same visual impression when we think of summer camp. It's almost a common stereotype: Horseback riding, archery, drama, dance, arts and crafts, sports and games, swimming lessons, skits and stunts, s'mores around the camp fire, singing songs, and sleeping in tents and cabins are the general impression most of us have when we think of camp. All of these fun activities generally comprise what many of us view as the "traditional" or "classic" camp experience.
L.A. has its fair share of traditional camp programs. Tumbleweed Day Camp, Cali Camp, Camp Kinneret are three day camps that come immediately to mind, while Canyon Creek Summer Camp and Camp Osito Rancho for Girls are two Los Angeles sleepaway camp programs with traditional slants.
Some of the Specialty Summer Camps are the Most Unique and Outstanding Summer Programs in Los Angeles.
How to Know if a Specialty Camp Might be Right For You
If your child has a particular interest in some specific activity, or enjoying participating in certain games or other endeavors more than others, a specialty summer camp program could be for you.
The other day we sponsored a Camp Fair at UCLA where some 60 unique specialty summer camps programs were on display. We saw a fencing camps, cooking camps, robotics camps, beach and surf camps, technology camps, science camps and so many others almost too numerous to name.
Seeing so many impressive kinds of unique camps at the Camp Fair inspired us to help you get started on your journey to seek out some of L.A.'s most unique camp programs. We complied a few different options for you below, categorized by their program focus. If any of these program interest your child, you can visit their websites for more information.
The following is only a sample of the many types of amazing and unique summer camps available in Los Angeles this summer. But this list of camps, 16 in all, should be enough to get you started!
Los Angeles Beach Camps
Los Angeles Language Camps
Los Angeles Computer Camps
Acting Summer Camps
There's a WHOLE LOT MORE Amazing and Unique Summer Camps in L.A.!
Remember, there so many more unique programs available for your child to enjoy this summer. If they enjoy skateboarding, for instance, you can Google "Skateboarding summer camps in L.A." (or some similar phrase) and see what comes up. Our guess is you'll discover a host of exciting skateboarding summer camps your child would absolutely love. Skateboarding camp is a unique concept but there will be many available options, we're confident of that!
And there's just one more thing we wanted to pass along...
When you choose a camp with activities your child enjoys the most, you're practically ensuring they'll love their camp experience. You don't have to deal with any unknown factors, or hope against hope they'll enjoy camp because you'll already know ahead of time they're going to spend their summer immersed in a activities they're interested in the most. This only improves their camp experience and makes them love camp that much more.
Can you daughter make her on iPhone at summer camp? She might be able to now, if you check out this unique summer camp program called Girls Who Code!
Girls Who Code Campus offers two-week courses for girls ages 10 through 18. Each course dives deep on challenging material, like iPhone App Development, Wearable Tech & Fashion Design, or Website Design & Development. Courses focus on hands-on activities and explore computer science concepts in a fun, creative environment that facilitates sisterhood and confidence-building. Campus is hosted at Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and Loyola Marymount University.
Want to Learn More about Girls Who Code? Come to the L.A. Camp Fair!
Several representatives from the Girls Who Code summer program will be on hand to meet you at L.A. Camp Fair 2018 Sunday, March 11 at UCLA. The L.A. Camp Fair is totally free and greater L.A.'s biggest and best camp expo, so grab your free tickets today for the Camp Fair and meet the staff from Girls Who Code (and about 75 other L.A. area camps).
Attending L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is the easiest and most convenient way to find the best camp for your child so they have an absolute blast this summer!
The nice thing about looking for summer programs for kids in L.A. is there's never a shortage of worthwhile programs. No matter what kind of camp you want for your kids, you'll be able to find it with such a wide selection of programs.
The thing is, though, families often limit themselves in their camp search because they may be unaware of the sheer incredible scope of available programs.
Sure, everyone knows what a day camp is, and there's many good ones in L.A.
The same can be said of sleepaway camps, too.
But don't let your camp search stop there!
Did you know you can also find camps that specialize in certain programs, activities or events, which can really increase the potential for your child to have an outstanding summer experience by choosing a program subject that interests them the most.
Let's say your son or daughter is really interested in learning Spanish this summer. There's a camp just for them!
Or how about computers and technology? There's even camps where your child can code a mobile app!
How To Find all These Amazing Program Options
Just the thought of sending your child to camp this summer is exciting. But your real challenge is finding the idea one. L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is your solution.
By attending the Camp Fair (similar to an expo), you' ll meet camp directors and staff from up to 100 different camps and learn about their programs. All the camps will be in one place so you can take your time going booth-to-booth grabbing free brochures and meeting camp staff.
Admission is free and you even have your choice of Camp Fairs to attend either on Sunday, March 11 at UCLA; Saturday, April 14 in Thousand Oaks; or Sunday, April 22 in Calabasas.
Attending the L.A. Camp Fair is like a "one-stop-shop" for finding the best summer camp for you. Hope to see you there!
Now here's a camp that's really cool! At Sandbox Summer Camps Computers and Mathematics program, kids can develop new interests, build new skills and explore new possibilities!!!
Visit the Sandbox 4 Kids website to check out their schedule for a fun-filled summer, where the kids get to design video games and mobile apps, mod play Minecraft, and built program Robots. Sandbox offers a choice of popular programs in 3 major areas of computer science: - Robotics &Electronics - Video Game Design & Programming - Multimedia & Productivity.
And be sure to visit their booth at the upcoming L.A. Calabasas Camp Fair!
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com