With the hustle and bustle of the school year finally over, summertime allows children the opportunity to explore other interests, learn something new, or even get ahead for the next school year. At camp, kids learn to make new friends and be independent outside of home and school environments. Fortunately for local residents, North San Diego County has plenty of summer camp options for children and teens of all ages, with prime locations from inland areas to the coast. Whether it’s art, technology, sports, academics, music, or animals, you are sure to find the perfect summer camp fit for your child right here in North County. The ZCode 2018 Summer Camp Guide gives you an inside look at summer camps and programs available this upcoming season. Read along and discover new opportunities for fun and adventure!

by LINDA FRABL | photos by Soul of Photography

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COAST Volleyball Club Summer Camps Offer Something for Everyone


If your son or daughter is interested in volleyball or would like to improve their skills this summer, then check out COAST Volleyball Club summer camps. With its 24,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility based in the conveniently-located Sorrento Valley, COAST Volleyball Club is the perfect place for your child to excel. Whether your volleyball player wants a skill-specific camp, a competition camp, or a sand-training camp, COAST Volleyball Club offers all of this and more.

“We provide fun, high-quality instruction all under one roof in a clean and safe environment. We have camps that are great for beginners, as well as experienced players looking to gain that competitive edge heading into college,” stated Ozhan Bahrambeygui, Owner and Executive Director.


“We have camps that are great for beginners, as well as experienced players looking to gain that competitive edge.”

COAST Volleyball Club is ranked as one of the top five volleyball clubs in the nation, and its summer camps reflect its high standing. COAST camps have the best coach-to-player ratio in the industry. In addition, experienced instructors, such as current professional beach volleyball player Majo Orellana, are there to provide technically sound volleyball training. Ozhan added, “Our alumni frequently graduate college and then return home to invest their time in helping the younger players over the summer.”


Over 450 of COAST Volleyball Club’s athletes have received college scholarships, 40 teams have received Junior Olympic medals, two teams have won Junior Olympic national championships, five players have won NCAA Division I National Championships, and 15 players are now playing professionally abroad. COAST players have also gone on to become NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year, Gatorade National Player of the Year, and FIVB Beach Player of the Year.

COAST Volleyball Club summer camps cater to kindergartners all the way up to high school players, with most sessions running for three to four days while others meet weekly throughout the summer. The most popular options are the combination camps (featuring one part indoor volleyball, one part sand volleyball), skill-specific camps, and the tryout camps (specifically geared to prepare players for their school team tryouts). Ozhan emphasized, “Our summer camp season is the best time to discover this sport, and we have something for everybody.”



Name of Business: COAST Volleyball Club
Program Head: Ozhan Bahrambeygui, Owner and Executive Director
Years in Position: 10
Year of Establishment: 1990
Address: 11526 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite N, San Diego, CA 92121
Website: www.COASTVBC.com
Email Contact: admin@coastvbc.com
Phone: 858-793-7743
Description of Business: A nationally ranked volleyball club for kids aimed at building skills and nurturing character.

Academy of Our Lady of Peace

academyofourlady_logoThe Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) is excited to offer fun and educational summer enrichment camps for young girls. Join OLP for a week of learning and fun on its stunning campus!
Girls entering third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade in the fall can experience the magic of an all girls’ school environment. OLP’s wide variety of STEAM-focused camps are taught by experienced faculty and alumnae. Camps will take place from July 9 to 20, with each camp running one week long. These full-day camps will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp descriptions and registration will be available starting March 1 on the website, www.AOLP.org. The camp fee is $300, however, there will be an early bird special running from March 1 through 5 for $275. OLP looks forward to having your daughters join them! For more information go to www.AOLP.org/Academics/Summer-School.


Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito


The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) is offering camps throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. Camp season begins June 18 and runs through August 23, with unique scheduling options for each program. BGCSD’s variety of camps are for campers ages 5 to 15. From Junior Adventure Camps and Teen Adventure Camps to half-day camp options, BGCSD has something for everyone!

Adventure Camps range in activities for specific age groups, and include anything from dance, art, and cooking to sports, games, field trips throughout San Diego, and more! Swimming field trips are also offered weekly and are free to all campers attending that day. BGCSD’s camps are designed to focus on teamwork, building self-esteem, and having FUN!
For teens ages 14 to 15 looking to build on their professional skills, the Leaders In Training Program (LIT) is a perfect option that gives teens hands-on experience as they work with staff and younger campers. LIT hours can be used towards community service requirements for graduation and college applications.

The BGCSD Summer Adventure Camps offer affordable, flexible, and fun camp options. Financial assistance and military discounts are offered to families that qualify. Registration opens March 1. Visit www.bgcSummerCamps.org for programs, dates, camp fees, registration, and to view the Summer Camp Guide.


Carlsbad Art Farm


Carlsbad Art Farm is a small visual arts school tucked away on a beautiful stream-side woodland property in coastal North County. Art Farm’s camps for grades 2–8 are designed to inspire a deep connection to animals and the natural world through traditional studio art education. Winner of the “Most Awesome Camp for Kids in SoCal” award for the past three years, Art Farm’s unique blend of outstanding art instruction in the woods with a menagerie of farm animals has enchanted local students and families for the past 14 years.

While this is an arts camp, kids don’t sit down all day. Instruction takes place at a variety of outdoors locations, inside the Imaginarium Print Studio, in the barn, and down by the creek. They keep it moving! Campers are assigned to one of three base camps based on grade level. Students learn how to sketch live animals, draw in charcoal, develop paintings, work a monotype printing press, and design paper boats for the popular Friday Boat Pageant and Creek Race.

Three hours daily are dedicated art classes. The balance of time is spent with staff exploring the local habitat, hanging out with the animals, enjoying lunch, and making new friends. Each week ends with the All Camp Art Show, to which family and friends are invited.

Camp sessions begin June 18 and are held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp is extended to 4 p.m. Fridays only for the student art show. For more information visit www.CarlsbadArtFarm.com or call 760-688-6147.


Keystone South Summer Camp

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Choose your own adventure at Keystone South (KS), North County’s newest and most dynamic camp program around! KS is designed with an individualized experience in mind, as campers select from over 30 diverse and ever-changing activities, building their own unique schedule each camp day. From every sport imaginable, including archery, volleyball, soccer, hockey, disc golf, and home run derby, to incredible art experiences such as weaving, “Slime Time,” recycled engineering, lanyards, and countless more adventures, not a single camp day is ever the same at KS!

Keystone South believes summer camp is for every child and celebrates summer daily with the exclusive use of a gigantic pool, water playground, and two huge water slides. The specialized programming incorporates a 40-foot climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and The Acroflyer, all combining with weekly themed events for an incredibly memorable experience.
The traditional and close-knit camp community is developed by KS’s highly trained local staff, each mentors and role models in a specific field or activity. The low camper-to-counselor ratios in both Junior Camp and Day Camp programs focus on forming personal connections with every camper, making sure a summer at KS is a summer your child will treasure for a lifetime!
Programs for campers start as early as age 4, to those entering ninth grade in the fall. Whatever the age, the reviews are in and KS campers are having real fun at a real camp! Professional transportation is now included in all camp tuition, with five convenient pick-up points. For more information visit
www.CampKeystoneSouth.com or call 858-207-6161. The Keystone family can’t wait to work with your wonderful campers!


Pacific Ridge School


Keep your child inspired this summer! Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School is offering a variety of enriching programs and sports clinics that will give your child an opportunity to explore their interests and pursue their passions. Programs for children in elementary through high school will run from from June 18 through August 3.

In the Firebird Program, for students entering fifth through eighth grade, campers can dive into morning elective sessions filled with hands-on, project-based learning. Sessions include a variety of exciting science, technology, and art experiences such as robotics, digital photography, computer programming, engineering, and animation. The morning fun can be extended to include an afternoon program filled with PE-style games and team sports or STEM activities.

camp_pacificridgeschool_001Academic Workshops build confidence and inspire creativity in middle and high school students. Offerings include essay writing, an algebra refresher course, a skills-based workshop, and a class in product design.

Sports Clinics help athletes of all ages improve fundamentals and develop new skills, all while building fitness and friendships. Led by experienced Pacific Ridge coaches, clinics include basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball.

Summer is a terrific time for kids to relax and have fun, but also a great time for them to keep learning. Pacific Ridge’s Summer Program offers a great combination of discovery and fun. Classes fill fast – sign up today! Call 760-448-9820 or visit PacificRidge.org/SummerPrograms for more information.


Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA


Every child’s ideal summer is as unique as their imaginations and personal interests, which is why Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA offers more than 130 different camps for a wide range of campers ages 5 to 16 years old. “We are confident that we offer at least one camp for every interest in the categories of traditional, aquatic, sport, specialty, educational, and teen camp,” said Chasen Eddow, Camp Director. The nonprofit is dedicated to making an impact by helping every child reach their fullest potential through mind, body, and spirit. In addition, their camp program is accredited by American Camp Association, a symbol of their adherence to standards of high quality. Their hand-picked staff of more than 200 personnel receive extensive training – all are CPR and first aid certified – and bring energy, creativity, and accountability to each program. For more information and to register visit www.YMCA.org/Ecke.


Sugar Sweet Farm

Located in a picturesque setting in Encinitas, Sugar Sweet Farm is an ideal landscape for fun and learning. The Sugar Sweet Farm mission is to connect children to animals and nature. The farm has served thousands of children through barnyard tours, parties, and camps. In addition to horseback riding, each day on the farm brings new topics for ever-changing exploration and fun. Campers will grow, learn, and play through creative, hands-on projects, hikes with llamas, horseback rides, crafts, games, gardening, hanging out with and caring for the animals, gathering eggs, swimming, and much more. “I wanted to thank you and your staff for Emily’s amazing week at farm camp,” shared a 2017 Farm Camp mom. “It was the perfect time for an animal lover like Emily!”

Sugar Sweet Farms offers one-day camps for ages 6 to 12. For more information go to www.SugarSweetFarm.com.


RSF Attack Soccer


RSF Attack Soccer offers camps for both recreational and competitive players during the summer in Rancho Santa Fe. The recreational camps are designed for players who want to have fun while working on their technical ability and improving their skills. The camps run for five days in the mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and are offered in June and August. On a typical day, the campers will participate in a group warm-up and then break into their age and skill-appropriate groups for the rest of the morning. The camps maintain a small coach-to-camper ratio so that RSF Attack coaches are able to interact personally with each camper, better providing them with skill development. All campers receive a customized ball and t-shirt.

Attack Player Development Camps have been designed for ambitious players who are committed in their development to the dynamic ball-possession style of the modern game. The themes throughout the week include improving ball mastery, possession with purpose to attack, creativity in the final third, goal scoring, defensive intensity, and maintaining a composed but aggressive mindset. The player will leave the camp with enhanced fundamental technique and improved game intelligence, and will be inspired to play with greater confidence. Campers should come ready to work with like-minded, high-level players and a desire to improve their game. These camps run for four days, typically in the morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

All Attack camps are conducted by Director of Coaching Malcolm Tovey and the Attack professional staff of coaches. To learn more about Attack Soccer Camps, visit www.RSFsoccer.com or contact the office at 760-479-1500.


Studio West Music Production Camps


Musical teens can hone their skills and have a blast in San Diego’s largest professional recording studio, which has hosted the likes of blink-182 and the Arctic Monkeys. Musicians and non-musicians of all skill levels are welcome – there are plenty of roles for everyone, from singer to musician to producer to engineer.

Attendees get hands-on time in a world-class recording facility, experiencing exactly what goes into making great-sounding music. Students will learn songwriting techniques and vocals, and how to produce and arrange a song, all while using top recording industry software. Starting with a basic melody, students will build their skills all week and take home an original composition they’ve arranged, produced, and recorded.

Studio West has been teaching music production for 10 years. Programs span from middle school to industry professionals – from summer camps, numerous industry certifications, all the way up to a year-long diploma program in audio engineering for those interested in a professional career. After-school programs and one-on-one tutoring are also offered throughout the school year. Summer Music Production Camps will run weekly from June 25 through Aug. 10 from 12 to 6 p.m. each day. Register now at www.StudioWest.com!


Cathedral Catholic High School


Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS), centrally located in Carmel Valley, offers a wide variety of summer programs for kindergarten through 12th grade. Students will be challenged in a supportive environment that is intellectual, physical, creative, and most importantly, fun! Athletic and enrichment programs run from June 18 to August 10, with morning and afternoon sessions available. Extended care is offered before and after camp. First-rate academic programs are also offered for high school students.

The experienced Dons Varsity Coaching Staff will run numerous week-long programs designed for athletes of all skill levels. “We provide a safe learning environment for students that want to excel in their sport or try a new one,” shared Michael Wallace, Summer Camps Director. They offer football, soccer, basketball, tennis, and swimming camps, just to name a few. CCHS also offers enrichment programs structured to hone academic and critical thinking skills, develop self-confidence, and foster motivation. The week-long sessions include a wide range of programs, including but not limited to theater, engineering, photography, underwater robotics, baking, Photoshop, and Harry Potter camps.

For students looking to get ahead this summer, CCHS offers six weeks of academic acceleration courses, running June 18 to July 6 and July 9 to August 2. The courses take place from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “This is ideal for high school students that want to get ahead. They enjoy taking advantage of our online and on-campus advancement courses,” said Jesse Gonzalez, Summer School Director. CCHS offers online courses in World History, U.S. History, Economics, Government, and P.E. On-campus courses include math, science (including Introduction to STEAM), and language courses.

Learn more at www.CathedralCatholic.org/SummerPrograms or call 858-523-4000.


California All-Stars Cheer


With more than 1,000 athletes throughout six locations, five in California and one in Arizona, California All-Stars (CAS) Cheer offers the most competitive cheerleading program in the state of California. Its North County location in San Marcos welcomes boys and girls of all ages and skill levels to be part of a nationally recognized team and 12-time World Champions, among other awards.

CAS offers tumbling camps in the summer, which focus on tumbling techniques for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels. The camps can last two or three days and are three hours per day. With its highly trained and energetic staff, CAS provides a sense of work ethic and life lessons in each of its classes. “People come to California All-Stars for top quality coaching and family atmosphere,” said Tannaz Kirichkow, Owner of CAS. “Life lessons, core values, and athletic excellence come hand-in-hand. We love to see our kids succeed on and off the floor!”

CAS has something for every budding cheerleader out there! Tryouts for new teams will be held May 10 to 14. To learn more about camps, classes, and clinics at CAS, visit www.CaliforniaAllStars.com/SanMarcos or call 760-471-2243.


San Diego Mentors

Leadership Training Through Sports, Fitness, and Recreation


San Diego Mentors summer camps build the confidence of youth participants to help them become stronger and more self-sufficient leaders. Focusing on leadership training for boys and girls ages 7 to 15, these day- and week-long camps take place at a variety of parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County, including Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, La Jolla, UTC, and Mission Valley. “Our Youth Leadership Camps allow each participant the opportunity to become a more effective leader of themselves and others while having fun and working with the support and structure provided by our experienced and well-trained mentors,” stated James Giantis, Founder of San Diego Mentors. The summer camps are a new platform of the services they have been providing in the San Diego community for 20 years. Camps can be customized to include activities such as karate, swimming, sports skill training and games, puzzles, and other challenges.


San Diego Mentors’ summer camps incorporate several different methods of teaching youth critical thinking, problem solving, solution development, and decision-making skills through one-on-one, small and large group activities and discussion. The mentors and coaches leading the camps are avid fans of sports, fitness, and recreation. They are educated, experienced, and strongly believe in the importance of leading healthy lifestyles and maintaining a balance of work, play, and fun. In addition, each has at least 10 years of experience mentoring youth with a variety of skills, strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. Camps are held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the summer camps offered by San Diego Mentors, please visit www.SanDiegoMentors.com.


Prodigy Dance Company


Prodigy Dance Company’s (PDC) Summer Dance Camps, offered for students ages 3 to 18, are a great option for students interested in a wide variety of dance styles and techniques. “Our camps incorporate fun and appropriate music and movement for each age level,” said Owner Melissa Sanchez. “It is important to create a positive and nurturing environment, so each dancer leaves the camp with a smile on their face and wanting more.” The company also provides summer intensives – which utilize professional teachers and choreographers – for dancers of all ages and skill level.


Each dance camp runs for four days throughout July and August, and most camps offer both half-day and full-day options depending on age group. July features camps such as a So You Think You Can Dance and Dance on Broadway for various ages, as well as Pretty Princess Camp for ages three to five. During the month of August, dancers can participate in the Frozen Dance Party or Moana-themed camp, as well as Just Dance! for ages six to eight and 9 to 11. Snacks, water, and fun memories are guaranteed for each camper. “Our dance camps are fun and interactive, incorporating not only dance but also crafts related to dance,” said Melissa. “We give special attention to each dancer to ensure the best learning experience possible.”

PDC’s nurturing environment and challenging programs help their students grow not only as dancers but also as individuals. Their staff members, who always go the extra mile for students, give special attention to each dancer to ensure the best learning experience possible. If you’re interested in joining the Prodigy family and turning your child’s dreams into reality visit www.ProdigyDance.com or call 858-484-8032.

Del Mar Pines School


Del Mar Pines School, in the heart of Carmel Valley, will kick off their 28th Season of Summer Discoveries. The school’s day camp programs offer a wide selection of classes to choose from that create an enriching and fun experience for children. Parents can choose from Session I, running from June 18 through July 5, and/or Session II, running from July 9 to July 26. Space is limited and classes fill up fast.

Del Mar Pines School courses provide a blend of academics and creativity. The highly regarded reading and writing workshops are always very popular. Other enriching classes include, but are not limited to, subjects such as math, science, arts and crafts, sports, theater, computer science coding, and more. There’s truly something that caters to every child’s interests and unique needs.

Summer day camps at Del Mar Pines School are open to all children from kindergarten through sixth grade. The school offers morning and afternoon programs Monday through Thursday, offering flexibility to children and their parents who can register for either or both. The school’s camp setup is designed to help parents provide their child with a stimulating and creative summer, while also accommodating their own schedules. Del Mar Pines School is celebrating 40 years of academic excellence and looking forward to enhancing the learning experience of all student summer day campers.

To learn more about Del Mar Pines School visit www.DelMarPines.com for course descriptions, schedules, and registration forms. The school recommends signing up early, so call 858-481-5615 to confirm space availability. Registration is open as of March 1.


Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts


Whether your child is already an experienced dancer or just starting out, you don’t need to look any further than Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts (IM) for a summer dance experience that will leave lasting memories and inspiration. “We want everyone to experience the joy of dance, and IM provides that type of environment for not only the dancer, but the whole family!” said Jenna Saylor, IM Owner and Director.

Inspired Movement offers specialized week-long summer camp experiences for ages 3 to 5, 5 to 8, and 8 to 12. Each age group can choose from programs that focus on musical theater, hip hop, ballet, jazz, acro, lyrical, and more. They offer half-day and full-day camps for all age groups, and while camps mainly focus on dance instruction, dance campers will also get to enjoy arts and crafts, games, and take part in end of the week performances for their families. Camps are centered on fun!

Intensives are also offered for more advanced dancers ages 8 and up. Inspired Movement prides themselves in bringing in the best dance instruction from outside San Diego and is becoming very well-known for offering amazing monthly master classes and summer guest teachers. During intensives, dancers have the opportunity to learn from professional master teachers working well within the dance industry. Intensive programs vary from ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, on-camera filming, and more. “Summer is a time where we see exponential growth in our dancers,” says Jenna.

For more information on IM’s instructors, programs, and camps offered visit www.InspiredMovementDance.com.


Sew Inspired Summer Sew Camps


The hum of 10 sewing machines…all manned by kids? What an incredible sight!

It all happens at Sew Inspired, a modern-day sewing circle for kids launched in 2009 by entrepreneur, fashion and interior designer Laura Prince. Sew Inspired offers a year-round after school program, as well as Saturday Sew Camps for kids that have never sewn before or students who are very busy during the school week and want to squeeze in sewing time.

The Summer Sew Camps start in June and run through August, designed for Lil’ Fashionistas who are 7 1/2 to 9 years old, and Tweeners who are 10 to 12 ½ years old. This year they are also offering a new “I Can Sew” camp for 6 to 7-year-olds.

Campers learn foundational sewing skills and a creative method of constructional thinking. Sew Inspired’s Sew Camps will be one of your child’s favorite summertime memories! Learn more at www.SewInspired.biz or reach out to them at 760-908-7853 and sewinspiredencinitas@gmail.com.


Rancho Santa Fe Community Center


Whether you’re looking for a variety of fun, daily outings or a wide range of in-house enrichment classes, the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s dynamic summer camps cover it all! The center has been providing wonderful summer experiences for children ages 5 to 10 since 1972. The low 5:1 child to counselor ratio allows the qualified, CPR-certified counselors to focus on quality and safety. Your child will love the exciting line-up of daily excursions planned, including: Mountain Boarding, Sky High, Nickle City, paddle boarding, theme parks, local beaches, and more. The on-site enrichment classes include: basketball, cheerleading, cooking, sewing, tennis, and dance. Camps fill up fast and space is limited. Be sure to register early online at www.rsfcc.org or call 858-756-2461.


Pacific Arts Dance Center


Pacific Arts Dance Center (PADC) is a new dance studio in the San Diego area, merging Del Mar Ballet and Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA). Together, they create a dance enterprise like no other! Enjoy the gorgeous new facility and big sunny studios, and they even have an inside/outside balcony performing venue. PADC is an artistic hub for excellent training and creating. They have professional teachers and staff that provide premiere dance education and coaching for all ages. Whether your dancer is on track for a professional ballet career or loves performing at competitions and conventions, PADC’s award-winning teams and recognized dance programs stand out. PADC values the holistic teaching approach, providing a loving, happy atmosphere alongside great teaching. The studio offers a variety of dance classes from ballet, jazz, and tap to acro, lyrical, and hip-hop. There are even adult drop-in dance classes six days a week, morning and evening. Classes and performing opportunities for everyone!


PADC is located in the heart of Carmel Valley, 92130.
Learn more at www.PacificArtsDance.com.



ZCode’s 2018 Summer Camp Directory

4S Dance Academy
4S Dance Academy’s summer dance camps provide a nurturing and supportive environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Learn ballet, pointe/pre-pointe, variations, jazz, and so much more.
17631-A West Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Let the Academy of Our Lady of Peace educate your future female leader and innovator! They will enjoy a fun summer learning experience with a wide variety of camps available, ranging from STEM to the arts and beyond!
4860 Oregon St.
San Diego, CA 92116

After School Learning Tree
After School Learning Tree offers a fun summer camp program and award-winning tutoring. Grades K-7 can enjoy core classes, arts and crafts, museum trips, brain-busting activities, and more!
11525 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121

All-Star Academy
With over 50 programs to choose from, All-Star Academy provides a well-rounded summer camp experience that implements educational, athletic, and creative activities for campers. Programs and courses are tailored to meet each student’s needs.
10760 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Army and Navy Academy – Camp Pacific & Camp Challenge
The Army and Navy Academy’s Camp Pacific and Camp Challenge provide a fun and challenging environment that focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, and self-improvement. Through hands-on experiences and classes, and a wide variety of activities and trips, campers learn leadership skills and build friendships.
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

ArtHaus 5
We first imagine, then we create, and finally we inspire others with our work!
10711 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92128

Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Through positive connections with peers and role models, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego promote academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles for young campers of all backgrounds and interests.

Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos
This summer, BGCSM campers explore science, technology, art, and more through fun projects and awesome field trips. Specialized program for grades 6-8. Scholarships available for eligible families.
1 Positive Pl.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-471-2490 x311

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito offer affordable and flexible Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps, Sports Camps, and more for ages 5-15 throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas.
858-720-2180 x315

California All-Stars Cheer
Conveniently located in San Marcos, California All-Stars has cheer teams and classes for all levels, ages 5-19, with the best competitive cheer program in the state.
340 Rancheros Dr. #170
San Marcos, CA 92069

Carlsbad Art Farm
Carlsbad Art Farm’s award-winning outdoor summer day camps on 10 acres of creekside woodland habitat encourage a deep connection to animals and the natural world through traditional studio art education. An exceptional summertime experience for grades 2-8.
5855 Sunny Creek Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Cathedral Catholic High School
Fulfilling its mission to foster an innovative community of lifelong learners, Cathedral Catholic High School educates and inspires throughout the summer. Programs range from summer school to college preparatory camp for rising seniors.
5555 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130

City of Carlsbad
Run, swim, dance, play! The City of Carlsbad’s summer camps include art, aquatics, science and exploration, sports and fitness, and traditional day camps for kids 3-16.
City of Carlsbad

City of Poway
The City of Poway offers over 100 high-quality, affordable camps this summer from skateboarding and science to cooking and creative arts to the traditional favorite, Lake Poway Day Camp. Children of all ages will have a blast exploring their unique passions.
13325 Civic Center Dr.
Poway, CA 92064

City of Vista – Recreation Day Camps
The city of Vista’s summer day camps offer fun, exciting, weekly themed activities, including field trips, for kids K-8 grade. Lunch and before and after care are included for one low price.
1200 Vale Terrance Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

Coast Volleyball Club
Ranked one of the top five volleyball clubs in the nation, COAST Volleyball Club’s summer camps include skill-specific training, competitive, tryout, and sand-training camps for kindergarteners through high schoolers in local state-of-the-art facility.
11526 Sorrento Valley Rd. #N
San Diego, CA 92121

Coastal Gymnastics
From novices to advanced athletes, Coastal Gymnastics Academy camps let young athletes thrive in a safe, individualized environment. Half-day Preschool Camp for ages 3-5 runs July 23 to 27. Half-day or full-day Academy Camp for ages 5 and up runs June 25 to 29 and July 30 to Aug. 3.
1281 Liberty Way
Vista, CA 92081

Code Ninjas San Diego
Code Ninjas’ fun, immersive environment gives kids the tools and techniques to unleash their coding creativity. From games to drones, there’s something for every young aspiring programmer.
16773 Bernardo Center Dr.
Ste. G-E
San Diego, CA 92128

Country Montessori
Country Montessori School’s Cricket Camp and Kookaburra Camp offer a wide range of adventures for 2½-year-olds through incoming fifth graders. Weeklong sessions vary in theme, and each camp includes art, music, and movement for an inspiring experience.
12642 Monte Vista Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Dance & Company Performing Arts Studio
Dancers of all ages can step into Dance & Company’s exciting variety of classes. The engaging, encouraging programs range from ballet and jazz to contemporary and hip hop.
12120 Alta Carmel Ct.
San Diego, CA 92128

Danceology’s variety of camps and classes throughout the summer session provide flexibility for every family and fun for every budding dancer.
10750 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 102
San Diego, CA 92127

Del Mar Pines School
Del Mar Pines School’s Summer of Discoveries offers children a fun and enriching experience that bends academics with creativity. From sports and math to reading and writing, there’s something that caters to every child.
3975 Torrington St.
San Diego, CA 92130

Del Norte Hoops Basketball Camps
With no more than 10 players per coach, Del Norte Hoops Camps give grades 1-8 the dedicated coaching and game experience young athletes need to improve their basketball skills the right way.
12582 Calle Tamega #104
San Diego, CA 92128

EDU Learning Center
Your child can choose from a variety of exciting classes from woodshop and Lego design to drawing and athletics. Summer at EDU Learning Center is an unforgettable adventure where campers explore their interests, discover their passions, make friends, build self-confidence, and have fun!
16130 West Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

Glitter and Glue Studio
Get inspired this summer at Glitter & Glue Studio! Rancho Peñasquitos-based art, sewing, and cooking camps and classes spark creativity and build confidence for all ages.
14339 Barrymore St.
San Diego, CA 92129

Gyminny Kids, Inc.
Spring and summer camps at Gyminny Kids are packed full of exciting, mind-blowing activities! Come beat the heat in the 17,000-square-foot air conditioned facility. Foam pit, Tumble Trak, bungees, zip-line, ninja courses, and gymnastics await!
17022 Camino San Bernardo
San Diego, CA 92127
1-800-GYMINNY | 858-451-0204

Horsemanship Academy
Horse camp at pristine barn in Rancho Santa Fe for all levels, ages 6-16. English and Western riding, horse painting, beach day with horses, and horse show with ribbons.
16255 Via de La Valle
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts
Inspired Movement Dance and Performing Arts aims to instill inspiration, artistry, and excellence through fun and challenging dance camps and intensives for children of all ages and skill levels.
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92121
Moving this summer to
16089 San Dieguito Rd.
Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92067

Keystone South Summer Camp at Solana Santa Fe Elementary
Keystone South offers programs for campers ages 4-14! Campers choose their own adventure daily from over 30 diverse activities. With individualized experiences and an incredible community, KS is THE choice!
6570 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Rancho Bernardo
Kumon of Rancho Bernardo has served local families for over 25 years. Free diagnostic testing, individualized learning plans, and comprehensive math and reading programs allow students to develop their foundations and achieve their goals.
16395 Bernardo Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128

Leading Note Studios Music Camps
Leading Note Studios offers weekly camps for ages 4-18 all summer and during every school break, including rock band camp, audio engineering, vocal camps, summer musical, intro to music, and more.

Lynch Dance Institute
Lynch Dance Institute is a training facility where parents and children alike can feel equally energized about their experience. LDI’s extensive professional careers make the difference!
12840 Danielson Ct., Ste. A
Poway, CA 92064
Moving April 1, 2018 to
12227 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA offers various camp programs at their state-of-the-art facility that serves as a community wellness center for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
200 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Maranatha Christian Schools
Maranatha Christian Schools offers something for everyone with exciting summer camps in academics, athletics, and the arts. Students of all ages can mix and match academic and recreational classes for a well-rounded summer experience.
9050 Maranatha Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

Mathnasium – 4S Ranch
Build up mastery of math facts and number sense with Mathnasium’s summer program. Individualized learning plans and progress reports help students in grades 1-12 catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math.
10543 4S Commons Dr., Ste. 175
San Diego, CA 92127

Mathnasium – Carmel Valley
Mathnasium of Carmel Valley offers convenient programs to address summer learning loss or the “summer slide.” Trained math instructors design a customized learning plan for each child. They then work with them to retain what they learned in math class during the year and be prepared for a strong start in the fall.
3435 Del Mar Heights Rd. #100
San Diego, CA 92130

Mathnasium – Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
Students in grades K-12 can use this summer to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math with Mathnasium of Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch. Individual learning plans and flexible schedules allow any student to get a jump start and avoid the summer slide.
9460 Mira Mesa Blvd., Ste. J
San Diego, CA 92126

Mathnasium – Poway
Prevent the “summer slide” and get a head start on the next grade with Mathnasium’s summer programs, which provide learning plans customized to each student’s individual needs and unlimited* drop-in sessions for grades 1-12.
13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Mathnasium – Rancho Peñasquitos
The Mathnasium Method helps students in grades 1 through 12 retain and build problem solving skills even when school is out of session. Catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math with drop-in sessions and individualized learning plans this summer.
9873 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Mini Theatre Troupe
Musical theater professionals teach week-long classes for ages 6-12, focusing on singing, acting, and dancing, all while having a great time with theater games, improvisation, and lots more. Finish each week with a showcase performance.

Music Pillars
Music Pillars exists to inspire and grow people through music. The studio helps people learn how to play for fun, play for others, and play deeply!
10710 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92127

Outpost Summer Camps
The team at Outpost Summer Camps is dedicated to providing campers with a traditional camp experience. Campers can create lasting memories and friendships during a three-week session. 13446 Poway Rd. #240
Poway, CA 92064

Pacific Arts Dance Center
Pacific Arts Dance Center is a new studio in the San Diego area, merging Del Mar Ballet and Royal Academy of Performing Arts. Together, it’s a dance enterprise like no other!
5550 Carmel Mountain Rd.
Ste. 210
San Diego, CA 92130

Pacific Ridge School
Pacific Ridge School’s summer programs offer students in grades 3-12 the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects from sports and science to arts and technology.
6269 El Fuerte St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Pacific Swim & Rancho Arbolitos
Serve up some fun this summer with Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos swim and tennis camps for ages 4-13. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches.
14343 Silverset St.
Poway, CA 92064

Poway Trail Company
Poway Trail Company camps are fun-filled, adventure-packed day camps focused on educating youth about the joys of horsemanship. Kids will experience ranch life, make lasting memories, and meet new friends!
14875 Mina De Oro Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Prodigy Dance Company
Prodigy Dance Company’s summer camps include a wide variety of dance styles and techniques for children ages 3-18, helping students grow both as dancers and as individuals.
13350 Camino Del Sur #3B
San Diego, CA 92129

Proteus Athlete
Combining the very best in sport science with the art of coaching, Proteus Athlete prepares highly adaptable athletes ages 7 and up for competitive success both on and off the playing field.
10710 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Ray Smith Tennis Camps
Ray Smith’s Tennis Camps teach fundamentals, scoring, and strategy for ages 6-16. Join the fun, focused environment for beginning through advanced intermediate players, June 18 through Aug. 10.
17394 West Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

Reisert Tennis Program
Directed by a California Teacher of the Year, this program provides children ages 5 and up with an opportunity to learn a lifelong sport in a safe, positive environment that promotes self-confidence and fitness.
16055 Winecreek Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Robolink Robotics Camp
Students in grades 1-12 can engage with real-life robots and drones at this leading STEM center! With camps helmed by brilliant UC San Diego engineering majors, campers will build, code, and program their way to a successful and exciting summer.
5677 Oberlin Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92121

If your child aged 5-11 loves to build or program robots such as RoboSpider, Ozobot, Magnetbot and an exciting drone, Robot City is the place to be this summer! Students learn hands-on in both building and coding camps. Robot City’s exciting curriculum is focused on bolstering students’ foundation for future success in growing STEM fields.
San Diego, CA

RSF Community Center
Whether you’re looking for exciting daily outings or on-site enrichment, the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s dynamic summer camps have something for every child.
5970 La Sendita
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

RSF Soccer
RSF Attack Soccer Camps are offered for players of all ages and levels and are designed to help improve a player’s skills and technical ability. Attack camps focus on providing a fun, safe environment and are conducted by the Attack professional coaching staff.
616 Stevens Ave., Ste. M
Solana Beach, CA 92075

San Diego Fencing Center
Fencing stimulates speed, balance, mental focus, and coordination, but is also a great tool to teach fair play and self-discipline. Join one of the beginners summer camps for ages 7-12.
1770 S. Escondido Blvd., Ste. C
Escondido, CA 92025

San Diego Force FC – Soccer Camps
San Diego Force FC fosters talent and determination on and off the field, emphasizing safety, fun, fair play, and development. Programs available for boys and girls age 4-14.
10531 4S Commons Dr. #130
San Diego, CA 92127

San Diego Mentors
San Diego Mentors summer camps build the confidence of youth participants ages 7-15 to help them become stronger and more self-sufficient leaders through sports, fitness, and recreational activities.
12011 World Trade Dr. #2
San Diego, CA 92128

Scripps Performing Arts Academy
SPAA is a high-quality, professional dance and musical theater training facility. Their instructors provide a creative, non-competitive environment that instills confidence and teamwork while inspiring personal excellence in every student.
9920 Scripps Lake Dr., Ste. 105
San Diego, CA 92131
Second location
3880 Valley Centre Dr., Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92130

Sew Inspired
Students can learn and grow in both sewing and design skills alongside their peers at this interactive sew and design studio. The Sew Inspired team creates an atmosphere of creativity, fun, and inspiration for kids of all skill levels.
531 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 103
Encinitas, CA 92024

Southern CA Ballet
Southern California Ballet’s Weekly Recreational Camp and Summer Intensive allow students ages four and up to dive into the world of dance. Children of all experience levels thrive with the fun, challenging curriculum.
12285 World Trade Dr. Ste. K/L
San Diego, CA 92128

Star Repertory
STAR Rep’s 2018 Summer Study/Performance program offers a two-week theater intensive from July 9 to July 20, Mondays through Fridays, with a review and performance of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr. on July 21 and 22. Students will learn to sing, act, and dance from professionals in the industry.
329 East Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-751-3035 | 619-708-0498

Step By Step Dance
Step By Step Dance offers quality dance education for ages 2 and up. This year’s summer opportunities include Fairytale Ballet July 12 to Aug. 2, Connect Dance Camp Aug. 6 to 10, and a dance clinic July 10 to Aug. 2.
16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr. at RB Swim & Tennis Club
San Diego, CA 92128

Studio West
Get hands-on time in a world-class recording facility, and experiencing exactly what goes into making great-sounding music at Studio West’s week-long summer camp programs for high school and middle school students.
11021 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA 92127

Sugar Sweet Farm
Campers ride horses, love on llamas, craft, harvest, garden, milk, gather eggs, swim, and much more. Offering one-day camps for ages 6-12.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Summer Funner Theater
A nonprofit, interdenominational Christian kids’ one-week theater camp. Kids ages 5-18 rotate through acting, song, dance, crafts, quiet time, and learning a play they perform Friday night.
P.O. Box 1472
Poway, CA 92064

The Fine Tune Academy
From July 16 to 21, Fine Tune Academy will offer daily workshops for voice, guitar, piano, and drums. Campers of all ages can go on field trips, record music, and even participate in live performances. Join in for a week of education and inspiration.
2240 Encinitas Blvd. Ste. D #120
Encinitas, CA 92024

The Grauer School
Grauer Summer School is designed to provide year-long learning, enrichment, remediation, and fun! Grauer teachers specialize in helping students explore academic and creative interests in a relationship-driven college preparatory environment. Grauer (for credit) UC/WASC accredited summer courses are open to non-Grauer students.
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024