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.
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com