We Uncover What Makes North County San Diego a Summer Camper’s Dream

Summer camps merge exploration and self-expression within a hands-on learning environment. They also promote independence, a sense of belonging, and friendship, which boosts self-esteem and development. And with a good amount of summer camps set in the beautiful outdoors, camps not only cultivate new skills but also provide us with the opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature and breathe in the fresh air. With prime locations near the ocean, parks, and campgrounds, North County San Diego boasts a wide variety of summer camps for children and teens of all ages and interests for the artist, athlete, comedian, or animal lover in the family. Whether a child or teen is looking for a traditional camp experience, a weekend science and discovery camp, a creative experience with an art camp or a sports camp, summer camps in North County cater to them all. Our summer camp guide provides an inside scoop on the camp options available this upcoming season. We invite you to read along and discover the adventure awaiting you.


 

by TORI MORRISON | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Creating Lifetime Changes This Summer 

Therapeutic Literacy Center Works to Address and Correct Learning Challenges 

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Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) is pleased to help students reach their potential and thrive this summer. With 6 to 10-week individualized summer sessions, TLC offers students the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming school year and improve on lifelong skills necessary to achieve both in and out of the classroom. As TLC Owner Maria Bagby expressed, “Summer is a great opportunity for children to adjust the ways in which they learn so that they enter the school year as more competent and confident students.”

At the Therapeutic Literacy Center, highly trained clinicians and educational therapists identify the causes of students’ weaknesses and address them immediately so that lifetime accommodations become unnecessary. Maria advised, “When a child is working harder than they should, it’s time to look at why and what can be done differently and more efficiently. There is always a reason a child struggles with homework or performs poorly in school. Learning problems happen when a child’s underlying processes are not working as efficiently as they could. This can be changed.”

“Summer is a great opportunity for children to adjust the ways in which they learn so that they enter the school year as more competent and confident students.” – Maria Bagby

Summer sessions at TLC are available for students between the ages of 5 and 18. Children are individually assessed and receive customized cognitive training in a one-on-one setting. This allows the staff to cater to each student’s specific learning challenge. Students have access to the latest technological advances including sound therapies, deficit-specific auditory processing stimulation and training, audio-vocal training, attention and focus training, Interactive Metronome, and other research-based auditory, memory and processing programs. Additionally, to build students’ self-esteem and create a more collaborative learning environment, TLC will also include social hours between tutoring sessions. “Social hour is a time for students with learning disabilities to engage with one another, discuss what they are learning, and find common ground at the center. It’s very beneficial for the students to connect with others going through the same experience,” shared Maria.
Visit www.therapeuticliteracycenter.com for more details about individualized summer sessions.

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Name of Business: Therapeutic Literacy Center, LLC
Name of Owner: Maria Bagby, Reading Specialist and Educational Therapist
Clinical Director: Chelsea Leatherman
Year of Establishment: Relocated to North County in 2013
Address: 990 Highland Dr. Suite 106-D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Website: www.therapeuticliteracycenter.com
Email: info@therapeuticliteracycenter.com
Phone: 858-481-2200
Description of Business: TLC provides training in the underlying processing skills for students with reading, spelling, and math challenges including dyslexia and ADHD. TLC also serves as a deficit-specific treatment center for Auditory Processing Disorders.


TRC Gymnastics

TRC01TRC Gymnastics opened in 1992 as a mom-and-pop gymnastics studio in Solana Beach in a 1,500 square foot space with less than 10 clients. Committed to quality service, integrity, and maintaining a top-notch facility, the studio now boasts almost 10,000 square feet in the same complex and serves over 500 clients a week. And TRC Gymnastics still keeps the mom-and-pop attitude, as Owner Darryl Davis explained, “We simply never lost the attitude of closeness to our roots or our clientele.” TRC Gymnastics offers preschool and recreational gymnastics for boys, girls, and adults, as well as tumbling and cheer classes in a positive environment filled with high energy, impressive equipment, and specialized instructors. According to Darryl, all instructors are former gymnasts and participate in the extended educational opportunities that are offered by the United Stated Gymnastics Federation. The original TRC Gymnastics is located at 722 Genevieve St. Suite L, Solana Beach, CA 92075. To learn more about the facility’s summer camp options be sure to visit www.trcgymnastics.com. TRC also offers gymnastics classes and teams at TRC South, which is just 5 minutes south of Carmel Valley in Sorrento Mesa.


Prep Summer at Horizon Prep

 

prep-summer-logo-2015-01Prep Summer at Horizon Prep offers students entering grades pre-K (ages 3-6), elementary (1st-5th), middle school (6th-8th), and high school (9th-11th) outstanding opportunities for review, enrichment, advancement, and fun, both inside and outside the classroom.

Horizon Prep students, as well as community guests and friends, are invited to attend summer courses where they can explore interests, develop important skills, enrich athletic ability, and become even more prepared for the challenges of the next academic level. Students will find the summer program offerings diverse, enriching, and fun! Horizon Prep’s goal is to ensure that each student is challenged to develop their abilities so they can excel in the classroom and beyond.

Horizon Prep is a Christ-centered, classical school with a reputation for academic excellence and a campus filled to the brim with joyful learners. The school brings that same commitment and excitement to Prep Summer. The school’s enthusiastic teachers and faculty are ready to provide a spiritual, educational, challenging, and fun-filled summer experience.

Visit www.prepsummer.org to find everything you need: registration forms, dates, and course catalogues. It’s going to be a great summer at Horizon Prep Summer 2015! Sessions are offered June – August 2015.

Enrichment courses | For-credit course (high school geometry) | Summer athletic camps | And more!


Frozen Ropes

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As the all-star staff is proud to say, “There is never an off-season at Frozen Ropes!” The baseball and softball training program provides year-round opportunities for young athletes to learn and grow. With locations in 4S Ranch and Del Mar, Frozen Ropes is the largest baseball and softball development program in San Diego and offers private lessons, classes, cage rentals, clinics, camps, and travel ball teams. Frozen Ropes looks forward to the start of Summer League 2015 – last year’s program hosted over 200 young players! Participants in all programs range from 3 to 18 years old, and camps are offered for ages 6 to 12. Parents can sign their children up for morning, afternoon, or full-day sessions, and 2015 camps run every week of summer beginning June 12.

“Player development is our priority at Frozen Ropes,” explained General Manager Curt Holcombe. Staff members include coaches who have won National Championships and played in the Minor Leagues as well as Ron Witmeyer, who played with the Oakland A’s and coached at Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Learn more at www.sdfrozenropes.com, or call the 4S Ranch location at 858-485-9399 and the Del Mar location at 858-643-9390.


SUMMER CAMP DIRECTORY

4S Ranch Sports Park
www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/parks/centers/4s.html

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Academy by the Sea
www.abts.com

Academy of Dance Arts
www.academyofdanceartssandiego.com

Academy of our Lady of Peace
www.aolp.org

Academy of World Dance n’ Arts
www.worldancenarts.com

Ace Tutoring
www.acetutoring.com

ACT – San Diego
www.actsandiego.com

Adrenaline Lacrosse
www.adrln.com/lacrosse/camps

All-Star Academy
www.all-staracademy.com

All Star Dance
www.allstardance.net

Art 4 Children Summer Camp
www.art4children.com

Art Venture LLC
www.artventurellc.com

B
Bishop’s School Summer Camps
www.bishops.com

Bounce California
www.bouncecalifornia.com

Boys & Girls Club of America
www.bgca.org

Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
www.sdyouth.org

Bronco Ball – RB
www.rbbroncoball.com

Buck Up Rides
www.buckuprides.com

Bushikan Karate Dojo
www.bushikan.com

C
California Ballet School
www.californiaballetschool.com

California Youth Conservatory Theatre
www.cyctheatre.com

Camp Fire USA
www.campfiresdi.org

Camp Jaycee
www.lfjcc.org/camp

Camp Run a Muk
www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Run-A-Muk/104123639677819

Camp Simcha
www.campsimcha.org/calendar

Camp Stevens
www.campstevens.org/summer

Carlsbad Art Farm
www.carlsbadartfarm.com

Carlsbad Educational Foundation
www.cefacademy.org
www.carlsbaded.org

Carlsbad Lagoon
www.carlsbadlagoon.com

Carmel Valley Art Studio
www.cvartstudio.com

Church’s Martial Arts
www.churchsmartialarts.com

City of Poway
www.poway.org/218/Day-Camp-Program

City of San Marcos
www.san-marcos.net

City of Vista – Recreation Day Camps
www.vistarecreation.com

Club Dive San Diego
www.divesandiego.com

Coast Volleyball
www.coastvbc.com

Congregation Beth Am
www.betham.com

Country Montessori
www.countrymontessori.org

CP3 West Coast Youth Camp
www.cp3camps.com

CYT (Christian Youth Theatre)
www.cyt.org

D
Dance to Evolve – Dance & Tumbling Class
www.dancetoevolve.com/san-diego/summer-dance-camps

Danceology
www.danceology.biz

Del Mar Ballet
www.delmarballet.com

Del Mar Golf Center
www.delmargolfcenter.com

Del Mar Jr. Lifeguards
www.delmarjg.com

Del Mar Pines School
www.delmarpines.com

Drawn2Art San Diego
www.kidsartclasses.com

E
EDU Learning Center
www.edulearningcenter.com

Encinitas Country Day School
www.encinitascountrydayschools.org

Encinitas Junior Lifeguards
www.encinitasjg.com

Endless Summer Surf Camp
www.endlesssummersurfcamp.com

F
Fox Mountain Adventures
www.foxmountainadventures.com

Frozen Ropes
www.sdfrozenropes.com

G
Genuine Volleyball
www.genuinevolleyball.com

Get Air Sports
www.getairsports.com

Girl Scout Camp
www.sdgirlscouts.org

Gyminny Kids & North County Gymnastics
www.gyminnykids.com

H
Helen Woodward
www.animalcenter.org

High Bluff Academy
www.highbluffacademy.com

Horizon Prep
www.horizonprep.org

I
iD Tech Summer Camps – Cal State San Marcos
www.idtech.com

Innovations Academy Charter School
www.innovationsacademy.org

Inspired Movement Dance& Peforming arts
www.inspiredmovementdance.com

J
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
www.jfssd.org

JH Ranch
www.jhranch.com

K
Kid Ventures-4S Ranch
www.indoorplaysandiego.com

L
La Jolla Country Day School
www.ljcds.org

La Jolla Surf Camp
www.lajollasurfcamp.com

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
www.lfjcc.org

Leading Note Studios
www.leadingnotestudios.com

Leucadia Surf School
www.leucadiasurfschool.com

Little Artists
www.mylittleartists.com

M
Mad Science of San Diego
www.sandiego.madscience.org

Maranatha Christian
www.maranathachristianschools.org

Master Sports
www.mastersports.com

Mathnasium – 4S Ranch
www.mathnasium.com/4sranch

Mathnasium – Carmel Valley
www.mathnasium.com/carmelvalley

Mathnasium – Carlsbad
www.mathnasium.com/carlsbad

Mathnasium – La Costa
www.mathnasium.com/lacosta

Mathnasium – Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
www.mathnasium.com/miramesa

Mathnasium – Poway
www.Mathnasium.com/poway

Mathnasium – PQ
www.mathnasium.com/ranchopq

Mathnasium – San Marcos
www.mathnasium.com/sanmarcos

McArt Studio
www.mcartstudio.com

Mega Arte Riding Academy
www.ridingacademy.biz

Menehune Surf
www.MenehuneSurf.com

Mission Bay Sportcenter Summer Camp
www.missionbaysportcenter.com

Monart School of the Arts
www.northsandiegomonart.com

Morgan Run Club Resort
www.clubcorp.com

Morgan Run Resort
www.clubcorp.com/MorganRunClub

Museum of Making Music
www.museumofmakingmusic.org

N
North County Soccer Park
www.ncspsoccer.com

O
Outpost Summer Camps
www.outpostsummercamps.com

P
Pacific Lacrosse
www.paclax.org

Pacific Swim+Rancho Arbolitos
www.ranchoarbolitosclub.com

Palomar Outdoor Adventures Camp
www.pccc.org

Pari Land
www.pariland.com

Poway Youth Soccer League
www.powayyouthsoccer.com

Prodigy Dance Company
www.prodigydance.com

R
Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club – (Tennis Camp)
www.rbstc.com/tennis

Rancho Bernardo Youth Basketball League – RBYBL
www.rbybl.com

Rancho El Camino Riding School
www.ranchoelcamino.com

Rancho Family YMCA
www.rancho.ymca.org

Rancho Valencia Resort
www.ranchovalencia.com

RB Community Summer Tennis Camps
kirsi.tenniscoach@yahoo.com

Royal Dance Academy
www.royaldanceacademy.com

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San Diego & Seaside Volleyball
www.sdvbc.org

San Diego Air and Space Museum
www.sandiegoairandspace.org/education/summer_camps.php

San Diego Botanic Garden
www.sdbgarden.org

San Diego Children’s Discovery
Museum Summer Discovery Camps
www.sdcdm.org

San Diego Circus Center
www.sandiegocircuscenter.org

San Diego Humane Society
www.sdhumane.org

San Diego Ice Arena
www.sdice.com

San Diego Junior Theatre
www.juniortheatre.com

San Diego Park and Recreation
www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/centers

San Diego Rowing Club
www.sandiegorowing.org

San Diego Saddle Club
www.sandiegosaddleclub.cm

San Diego Soccer Club
www.sandiegosoccerclub.org

San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park Summer Camp
www.SanDiegoZoo.org

San Marcos AYSO Soccer
www.sanmarcosayso.org

Santa Fe Montessori
www.santafemontessori.org

Scripps Performing Arts
www.scrippsperformingarts.com

SDFD Junior Guards Program – City of San Diego
www.sandiego.gov/lifeguards/junior

SDSC
www.sandiegosoccerclub.org

Seacamp San Diego
www.seacamp.com

SEP So Cal Youth Camp
www.sepsocal.org

Silver Spur Riding School
www.silverspurridingschool.com

Sing, Move, and Play Music Academy
www.singmoveandplay.com

Soccer Kids/TeeBall Kids – San Diego
www.sd.soccerkids.com

Southwestern College Crown Cove
Aquatic Center Adventure Camp
www.swccd.edu/crowncove

Spirit Kids Sports
www.SpiritKidsSports.com

STAR Repertory Theatre
www.starrepertorytheatre.com

Summer Kidz Kamp
www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/centers/recctr/carmelsabre.shtml

SuperCamp
www.supercamp.com

Surfin Fire
www.surfinfire.com

Swiftkick Martial Arts
www.swiftkickma.com

T
The Academy by the Sea Camp Pacific
www.abts.com

The Foundation Music and Art Center
www.foundationmac.com

The Inspired Mind Learning Center
www.myinspiredmind.com

The Kicking System
www.kickingsystem.com

Theraputic Literacy Center
www.theraputicliteracycenter.com

The Safari Kid School
www.safarikidusa.com

The Wave Waterpark
www.thewavewaterpark.com

Torrey Pines Pop Warner
www.torreypinespw.com

TRC Gymnastics Inc.
www.trcgymnastics.com

Tutoring Club
www.TutoringClub.com

U
UCSD Camps
www.digitalmediaacademy.org

UK Equestrian
www.theukequestrian.com

United States Youth Volleyball League – Whole sports
www.USYVL.com

University of California at San Diego Summer Soccer Camps
www.UCSanDiegoSoccerCamps.com

US Sports Camps
www.ussportscamps.com

USA Tae Kwon Do
www.baiktkd.com

USD Sports Camps
www.usdcamps.com

V
Velocity Sports Performance
www.velocitysp.com/sandiego

Victory Gymnastics Academy
www.vgasd.com

Villa Musica
www.villamusica.org

Vista Music
www.vistamusiclessons.com

W
Water Sports Camp at Mission Bay
Aquatic Center
www.watersportscamp.com

Wave Volleyball
www.wavevb.com

We Are Coaches, Inc.
www.wearecoaches.com

Wellspring Camps
www.wellspringcamps.com

Westwood Club
www.rbwestwoodclub.com

Wild Wonders
www.wildwonders.org

Y
YY Art Center
www.yyartcenter.org