From Traditional Camps to Beach Camps to Surf Camps and More, Amazing Summer Camp Programs Abound for Thousand Oaks Kids
Here at L.A. Summer Camps.com, we're always on the lookout for exciting summer programs to share with you. We don't want your kids to miss any available opportunities for summer camp fun, so we complied this list below as a starting point you can use to discover 10 of the best summer camps for Thousand Oaks kids. A word of caution, though -- this list is just a starting point.
There are literally dozens upon dozens more of worthwhile programs for T.O. kids to experience this summer, which is why we encourage you to attend the L.A. Camp Fair at AC Stelle Middle School in Calabasas -- just a short drive down the 101 from Thousand Oaks -- in March 2023.
The Camp Fair is a free, outdoor event where your family can meet camp representatives in person, ask questions, pick-up free camp brochures and other promotional items, participate in sample camp activities and get a feel for many of the great programs available for Thousand Oaks kids and teens this summer.
Aloha Beach Camp is an aquatic beach and surf summer sports camp for kids and teens ages 4 to 15. Camp takes place at Zuma Beach, Castaic Lake and other aquatic venues on a rotating basis. All the activities are instructional from the ground up, so every child is welcome no matter their comfort level or experience with the beach or ocean environments. Limited space still available for summer 2023. Early Bird discount expires June 1. Sign up day-by-day whenever you want; no long-term camp session commitments. Free transportation to and from camp included for Thousand Oaks kids. 100% money back guarantee if your kids don't love camp.
With camps located throughout the Conejo Valley including Newbury Park, Agoura and Thousand Oaks, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley adheres to all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines while making camper safety their top priority. A variety of activities are offered for kids ranging from 1st through 8th grade such as water play, technology programming, science, arts & crafts, games, sports and more. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley's slogan is "Summer Camp for All." With such a wide range of activities and camper age group eligibility, we can certainly see why!
Based at Big Rock in Topanga Canyon, Cali Camp is a traditional day camp the way you probably remember camp as a kid. Horseback riding, archery, nature study, swimming, sports and games, arts & crafts, go-carts, so much more. Transportation available for Thousand Oaks campers. Cali Camp on its website claims to be the "best camp in Los Angeles." We'll let you be the judge of that. Meanwhile, we won't hesitate to say we feel it's one of the best day camps for T.O. kids.
Camp Keystone was closed last summer due to COVID but responded with family camp activities and related programming to keep the fun alive. Camp Keystone fully intends to reopen and resume its typical fun and exciting summer camp program for kids this year. Though it's technically based in Agoura, hundreds of kids from Thousand Oaks attend the camp each year. From a giant water slide activity to flexible scheduling to an awesome campsite and more, your son or daughter won't be able to get enough of all the fun offered at this popular day camp program.
Even though it's located in Agoura, Camp Kinneret has been serving T.O. kids for years (if not generations!) with traditional day camp programming to make even the most experienced camp directors shake their heads in awe. Sports, games, arts and crafts, and many more outdoor activities are available. We've heard some families claim this program might be more suitable for younger kids, but we think their age-appropriate programming style makes it suitable for campers up to 13. (Once kids reach age 14 they can become CITs or counselors in training). This is a well-rounded camp your child will love. Transportation is available, too.
A summer camp fixture in Thousand Oaks for years, Lindero Sports Camps was an unfortunate casualty of of the coronavirus pandemic last summer having to suspend operations until 2021. They are raring to go this summer with all kinds of sports camps, programs and activities for kids and teens including golf and tennis, among others. Hot lunch and after care programs available, too.
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Thousand Oaks kids have been enjoying Malibu Makos surf camp for years and years. It's been one of the most popular summer camp experiences for T.O. campers forever! The camp is located at the northernmost end of Zuma Beach where the waves are long, soft and rolling and the sea bottom is soft -- a perfect place for kids to learn to surf. Campers even get to use wetsuits, just like pro surfers do!
Boys and girls ages 5 to 13 are eligible to attend this sports camp program at Oaks Christian School. A wide variety of sports camps are available from football to cheer to lacrosse to water polo and many more. There is even an aquatics camp available for campers who love the water; Oaks Christian has a very impressive swimming pool right on site for campers to enjoy. Oaks Sports Camps offers top-notch facilities with experienced coaches and instructors enabling your child to develop their athletic prowess in any sports that appeal to them.
At TGA Premier Sports Camps, kids focus on skill development, teamwork, sports fundamentals, leadership and fair play. Campers make lots of new friends in the process. In addition to in-person camps, TGA introduced "Sessions at Home" camps last year so kids could attend sports camp virtually from their own location. There appears to be many sports camp programs serving Thousand Oaks kids and teens, but TGA is as good as they come.
From field trips to swimming and zip lines and more, Young Set Club is widely considered one of the top summer camps for kids in Thousand Oaks. The camp has a new name, Catalyst Camps, but all the fun you know and remember about Young Set Club is the same. Enjoy it this summer!
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L.A. families searching for the best summer camp fit for their kids can't afford to miss L.A. Camp Fair! It's greater L.A.'s biggest, best and FREE summer camp expo with 100's of camps on display. And with two convenient dates and locations at UCLA and Calabasas in March, you're sure to find a convenient Camp Fair event nearby. Grab your free tickets to the L.A. Camp Fair today!