If Your Work Schedule or Traffic Headaches Are Getting in the Way of Sending Your Child to Camp, We've Got You Covered! Here's a List of 7 Amazing Day Camps in the Los Angeles Area that Provide Transportation to and From Camp on a Daily Basis. You'll Never Need to Drive Your Child to Camp Yourself!
Whether you're considering a boutique-style summer camp for your child or a large program with hundreds of kids, one of the challenges you might be facing is how to get your kids to camp. Worry no more! Sit back, relax and let any of these popular L.A. area day camps do the driving for you!
Based at Zuma Beach, Malibu, Aloha Beach Camp is L.A.'s only licensed, permitted, and Accredited beach and surf summer camp with free transportation, too. As an Accredited Camp, Aloha Beach Camp adheres to over 300 government-recognized and industry-approved best-practice standards relating not only to transportation safety, but to overall quality with specific emphasis on the health, safety, and well-being of the entire camp community including the kids and counselors.
Regarding transportation, Aloha has over 25 convenient pick-up and drop-off locations across Los Angeles and the Valley including West Los Angeles, Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Chatsworth, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Brentwood, Encino, Bel Air, Studio City, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Malibu, West Hills and many others convenient meeting point locations for your child to meet the bus. Moreover, all their buses have seat belts which are required to be worn by all passengers at all times.
Additionally, Aloha Beach Camp counselors ride the buses with the campers to help make the bus ride safe and fun. PRICE: FREE TRANSPORTATION
Located in Topanga Canyon, Cali Camp is a traditional day camp with dozens of pickup and drop off points in Los Angeles. You don't have to pay for Cali Camp's bus service because transportation is included in the price you pay for camp. While some parents admit the bus ride to and from Cali Camp can be somewhat hard on sensitive stomachs (Topanga Canyon is a long and windy road), Cali Camp is also known to be a such fun program with a great reputation that hopefully your child will be able to overlook any potential issues the bus ride might cause. PRICE: TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED IN CAMP TUITION
Camp Keystone is a popular Agoura Hills Summer Camp. Known for their awesome water slide, Keystone offers optional bus transportation for campers in Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, the Conejo Valley, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Newbury Park and surrounding areas. A complete list of their pick up and drop off boundaries is included on their website, but even if you live outside their transportation service area, they will try their best to accommodate your transportation requests anyway. We suggest checking with the camp prior to signing up because some of their normal bus stops may not be available certain weeks during the summer. Price: Check website and/or call camp office for clarification on transportation pricing information.
You might be familiar with Sierra Canyon School, but did you know they have a popular Chatsworth-based day camp with transportation options, too? Bus service areas include Encino, Sherman Oaks, West Hills, Studio City, Calabasas and West Hills. PRICE: $12 per day per camper for 1-way service; $16 per day per camper for round-trip bus service.
This is a relatively newer camp compared to others on this list. Accordingly, we encourage you to do your own due diligence about this camp (and all camps you're considering, frankly). However, we are including Summer of Surf on this list because it's the only surf camp that provides transportation for Pasadena, South Pasadena, and La Canada kids. Campers have an enjoyable experience on a luxury chartered bus to and from camp watching movies, enjoying snacks and playing games. PRICE: Fees Vary, check website.
Tocaloma is a traditional day camp located at Berkeley Hall School. The camp was founded in 1945 and has been creating exciting summer camp memories for kids ever since. You might not hear a lot about Tocaloma in social media circles or other public discussions, but trust us, this is a tremendously popular Los Angeles day camp program that sells out year after year. Transportation is provided in newer, air conditioned school buses in the areas of Studio City, Beverly Hills, Hancock Park, Westwood and Santa Monica. Camp staff is on the buses, too, keeping the kids occupied, engaged, and excited for their camp adventures ahead. PRICE: Check website for transportation prices.
Established in 1964, Tumblweed Day Camp is located at 1024 Hanley Ave. in Los Angeles, CA, 90049. But, you don't really need to know the camp's exact address, because Tumbleweed provides free door-to-door transportation within a limited area for all enrolled campers. But even if you live outside Tumbleweed's door-to-door service area, you can still take advantage of their convenient transportation program because they also have many additional pick-up and drop-off points in the form of centralized meeting areas across a more widespread area, so it shouldn't be hard to find a bus stop near you. PRICE: Transportation included with Camp Tuition; No additional charge for transportation.