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In North County San Diego, summertime is what you make of it, and local camps provide infinite opportunities for local children and teens. It’s the perfect chance to discover a new passion, or dive deeper into activities you already love. And of course, whether you’re taking the stage, passing the ball, getting ahead in academics, or sitting around the campfire, the most important part of camp is the friends and memories you make along the way. Learn more about upcoming summer adventures in the ZCode 2019 Summer Camp Guide.


Unique in San Diego

The YMCA Is Ready for the Best Summer Ever!

by KELLEY GUSICH | photos by Soul of Photography and provided by Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

magdalena2The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA (Ecke YMCA) is gearing up for another fantastic summer! With over 140 different camp offerings for campers ages 5 to 17, the Ecke YMCA is pleased to be presenting 20 new camps this summer, along with a new lunch program starring Ki’s Restaurant delivering lunches for campers each day. Camps are offered in nine categories: traditional, animal, aquatic, specialty, educational, sports, itty-bitty, Trisha’s, and Teen. Camp officially runs from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – though before and aftercare is available.

The Ecke YMCA prides itself on a focus of safety, fun, and building relationships. First and foremost, parents and guardians want to make sure their children will be well taken care of physically, mentally, and emotionally when they embark on their camp adventure. They can rest assured knowing that the camp management team has a combined 75 years of camp experience, and camp leaders receive 30 hours of training, with unit leaders receiving 60, ensuring the safest environment for all participants and staff. All camps are accredited by the American Camp Association.


“Thank you so much for Noah’s last camp experience – he loves it, and you and your staff are all such a blessing to our family!” – Lori

Unique in its ability to do so, the Ecke YMCA takes full advantage of the fun San Diego has to offer. They visit San Diego staples such as SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and Legoland, as well as local beaches up and down the coast. They also have a one-of-a-kind aquatic park at their Carlsbad Lagoon site, where campers can do everything from kayaking, paddleboarding, jumping on the water trampoline, sliding down water slides, and launching off the blob. This unique setting is home to one of the YMCA’s most popular camps, CAMP H2O.

“We just signed Chuck up for a Dave & Busters camp for summer, and we would like to have an inclusion aide for him during camp. He did so well last year and had a positive experience that he wants to go again with his friend, Chris.” – Marlene


To build relationships locally, Camp Director Chasen Eddow explained, “We partner with many local organizations who share a similar mission to the YMCA of San Diego. These include Coastal Roots Farm, Junior Achievement of San Diego County, local parks and beaches, as well as multiple schools in the area.” He continued, “Partnering with surrounding organizations creates unification among our community, building a strong foundation.” Camps such as VolunTeen and Leaders in Training provide volunteer services to the community.

“Thank you so very much again! This is such a tremendous opportunity for Jonah and I am beyond grateful at your willingness to support it!” – Rachel




Name of Business:
Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

Executive Director: Lauren Hall
Address: 200 Saxony Rd.,
Encinitas, CA 92024

Website: www.YMCA.org/Ecke
Phone: 760-942-9622
Description of Business: Camps at the YMCA introduce children to several amazing camps where they can have fun, build confidence, and make new friends in a safe and nurturing environment.

California All-Stars

caallstar_logoWith 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! Join the CAS San Marcos family for the new season! Tryouts for new teams will be held May 13, 14, and 15. To learn more about camps, classes, and clinics at CAS, visit www.CaliforniaAllStars.com/SanMarcos or call 760-471-2243.

Del Mar Pines School

delmarpines_logoDel Mar Pines School, in the heart of Carmel Valley, will kick off their 29th 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 17 through July 3, and/or Session II, running from July 8 through July 25. 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 interest 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 children with a stimulating and creative summer, while also accommodating their schedules. Del Mar Pines School celebrated 40 years of academic excellence and is looking forward to enhancing the learning experience of all 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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

bgc-sandieguito_logoThe Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSDTO) is offering camps throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. Camp season begins June 17 and runs through Aug. 22, with unique scheduling options for each program. BGCSDTO’s variety of camps are for campers ages 5 to 15. From Junior Adventure Camps and Teen Adventure Camps to half-day camp options, BGCSDTO 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. BGCSDTO’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 BGCSDTO 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.

Code Ninjas – Encinitas

codeninjas_logoCode Ninjas offers a variety of week-long summer camps for children ages 7 to 14. Students can build their own video games in Game Builders’ Club, master the basics of game development in Beginning JavaScript, dream up and design their own world in Minecraft Create, program a drone and conquer the skies in Code Drones, explore game concepts in Roblox Create, build a unique app in App Builders’ Club, or learn the playtesting and debugging process in Hack Attack!

codeninjasencinitasYour child will have a blast building video games while learning coding, math, logic, and problem solving skills through Code Ninjas’ engaging curriculum. Summer camp registration is now open. Half- or full-day options are available. For more information call 760-880-1669 or visit www.Facebook.com/CodeNinjasEncinitas and www.CodeNinjas.com/camps/ca-encinitas.

Robot City West

robotcity_logoLaunch your child’s fascination for robotics and coding in the coolest camp in the galaxy! In this powerhouse educational camp, students ages 6 to 12 will boost STEAM skills while engineering and programming alien robotic friends.

Each morning, campers advance through Robot City’s vertical coding curriculum featuring over 10 distinct lessons as they launch the electrifying Mini Sphero and Ozobot robots on exciting space missions in the field.

In the second part of the day, students boost engineering skills as they hand-build robots. Your child will walk away knowing fundamentals of electricity and robotics, as well as more complex concepts such as mechanisms and sensors. Camp culminates with Robot City’s signature Space Invaders Battle and live student showcase. A bonus take-home robot and study packet offer summer extension ideas to enjoy long after camp has ended.


Don’t wait to register your child for Robot City’s popular half- and full-day camps to lay a foundation for lifelong excitement for technology and robotics. Tuition is $260 until April 19 with code ZCODE19 (regularly $275). Visit www.RobotCityWest.com for dates and locations including 4S Ranch, Carmel Valley, Del Sur, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and more.

The Grauer School

grauer_logoLearn By Discovery® at The Grauer School this summer! Grauer’s summer school program is designed to provide learning, enrichment, and, of course, fun throughout the summer. Let your creativity take flight in one of their week-long enrichment camps: dance in the new performing arts center, build and program robots and drones, polish your math skills, or surf and explore on the North County coast. Whatever your passion, Grauer specializes in helping students explore their unique academic and creative interests while making friends on their green, college preparatory campus.

grauer2In addition to week-long enrichment programs for middle school and high school students, Grauer offers accredited academic programs for students in grades 8-12 who want to get caught up or get further along the college path. Programs are available to students throughout San Diego County. To learn more about The Grauer School’s summer program, visit their website at www.GrauerSchool.com/summer.

RSF Attack Soccer

rsfsoccer_logoRancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer offers camps for both recreational and competitive players during the summer. The recreational camps are designed for players who want to have fun while working on their technical ability and improving their skills. The camps maintain a small coach-to-camper ratio so that coaches can interact personally with each camper to better provide them with skill development. All campers receive a customized ball and t-shirt.

Attack Player Development Camps have been developed for ambitious players who are committed in their development to the dynamic ball-possession style of the modern game. Campers should come ready to work with like-minded, high-level players and a desire to improve their game.

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


Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts

inspiredmvmnt_logoWhether 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.


inspiredmvmnt2Inspired 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, play 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 on 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.

Mathnasium of La Costa and North Carlsbad/Oceanside

mathnasium_logoWith school out of session, summer can be tons of fun – but it can also lead to a loss of academic skills called the “summer slide.” Luckily, Mathnasium of La Costa and Mathnasium of North Carlsbad are here to help stop the slide! Owner Karen Lossing explained, “Students can close gaps from the previous year, deepen problem solving, build up their automaticity in facts and number sense, get a refresher for an upcoming course, or get a sneak peek of skills they will learn in the new year.”


The summer programs allow for 16 or 24 sessions on a drop-in basis for grades 2 through 12. An initial assessment helps the dedicated Mathnasium team develop an individualized learning plan for each student, and a before-and-after comparison report documents growth and achievement by the end of summer. Karen is proud to say the Mathnasium Method has demonstrated great success in helping kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. “Mathnasium’s programs have 98% of the parents polled stating their students improved,” she shared.

Karen is a former third grade, fifth grade, and special education teacher who has written math curriculum for elementary campuses, as well as serving as an administrator. She knows how important the summer months can be to pave the way for long-term academic success. “Sometimes the classroom is overwhelming and their questions can’t be answered before the bell,” said Karen. “Summer is the perfect time to make sense of things without the pressure of school being in session.”

Discover more at www.mathnasium.com/lacosta and www.mathnasium.com/northcarlsbad.

Mathnasium of La Costa
3451 Via Montebello, Ste. 190
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Mathnasium of North Carlsbad/Oceanside
2624 El Camino Real, Ste. 2624A
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Pacific Ridge School

pacridgesummer_logoKeep 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 mid-June through early August.

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.


pacridgesummer2Academic Workshops build confidence and inspire creativity in middle and high school students. Offerings include essay writing, an algebra refresher course, workshops in life and academic skills, 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, and 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.

GC Dance Company

gcdance_logoStudents thrive year-round in GC Dance Company’s (GCDC) creative, supportive programs, and summer camps are a unique opportunity for dancers of all backgrounds to leap further into the world of dance. “We offer a great mix of recreational and technique intensives so dancers of all ages and levels can continue to grow over summer break,” explained Gabriella Carter, GCDC Owner and Director.

Each week has a different theme sure to tap into young imaginations. Ages three to six can explore the world of dance as a pop star in Pop Stars Camp; enjoy classic songs and dance in Disney Camp; or release their inner royal at Prince & Princess Camp, a fun, enriching song and dance week focusing on a ballet character and story every day.

photo by Soul of Photography

photo by Soul of Photography

Ages seven and up are invited to Hip-Hop Camp, which introduces one of today’s most popular dance forms – campers learn popping, locking, break dance, footwork, and more. The one-week Musical Theatre Camp is also open to ages seven and up. Prepare for Broadway with one week of dance, voice, and acting coaching, and end with the big showcase on Friday.

Students and parents value the culture of excellent instruction and love of dance. “All of the teachers at GCDC have the same mentality: to motivate each student to work hard, do their best, and have fun,” said a GCDC parent.

Camps run weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m. All camps conclude with special Friday performances to showcase campers’ artistic achievements for friends and family. Registration is open! Discover more at www.GCDanceCompany.com or call 858-704-4343 (Solana Beach) or 858-925-7599 (Carmel Valley).

RSF Youth Lacrosse

rsflacrosse_logoRancho Santa Fe Summer Lacrosse Day Camp is a great opportunity for youth players to work on their skills in a fun environment. Participants in the camp will receive lacrosse instruction and training designed to continue developing the fundamental aspects of the game. This camp is open to all levels of players and equipment is available for beginners as needed. Mixed in with the lacrosse training will be contests, games, and prizes. Come participate in the fastest game on two feet! For more information go to www.LegendsLax.com/rsf.


The Fine Tune Academy

finetune_logoJoin the Fine Tune Academy’s musical summer camp from July 22 to 26 for a week of creative exploration. All campers receive instruction on guitar, piano, drums, and singing from Fine Tune instructors.

Play in a band. Pick a song or write a song, rock out with your fellow campers and have fun!

Write songs. Songwriting workshops let campers create original songs. Craft innovative structures and arrangements. Create something awesome.


Record in a studio. Learn about tracking, mixing, and production. Your camp band can record their song in a real studio.

Play a show. Live performance is where it’s at! Hollywood Day includes a show at a legendary Hollywood venue. Students will also have an opportunity to play live at a local venue.

Go on tour. Tour the Fender Factory in Corona, plus visit the Carlsbad Museum of Making Music.

Find out more at www.TheFineTuneAcademy.com.

Variety Campz and Rad Campz


Variety Campz
Weekly Variety Campz are packed with non-stop summer fun for children entering kindergarten or first grade in Fall 2019. Students enjoy a wide array of academic, artistic, and outdoor enrichment activities every week, including on-site water slides and water play on Splash Day. Each week includes an “on-site field trip” that accentuates the weekly theme.

Weekly rate of $310, discounted to $295 when pre-paid by May 31. Variety Campz run for four consecutive weeks, beginning July 8. The theme for Weeks 1 and 2 is The Ocean is Alive!, and for Weeks 3 and 4 it’s Earth’s Creatures Come Alive!


Rad Campz
Summer discovery awaits students entering second or third grade in the fall. Students enjoy two field trips each week that take campers off campus (one for learning and one for fun).

Each week includes on-site, theme-related experiments and activities that will keep campers enthralled. There will be plenty of time in the Art, STEM, and Computer Labs, and every Friday campers indulge in water adventures, either at a local beach or on Encinitas Country Day School’s 27-foot-high “Hurricane” water slide.

Weekly rate is $345, discounted to $325 when pre-paid by May 31. Rad Campz run for four (4) consecutive weeks, starting July 8: Week 1 Super STEAM Adventures (July 8 to July 12); Week 2 Wet N’ Wild (July 15 to July 19); Week 3 Fantastic Fantasy & Fictional Characters (July 22 to July 26); and Week 4 Clever Carnivores (July 29 to Aug. 2).

Visit ECDScampz.org for more details.

Odyssey Campz


Odyssey Campz has discovered a winning formula that will take day campers to a new level of fun and engagement this summer! The formula is simple: Excited Campers + Choosing Their Own Adventures = Summertime Fun!

Each week of Odyssey Campz includes both aquatic and land-based adventures. This means that students going into 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grade in the fall will be able to choose whether they go to the beach, go paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, tide-pooling, or even visit places like SeaWorld, the Birch Aquarium, or the Dana Point Ocean Institute, as well as visit Vertical Hold Rock Climbing Gym, or Get Air, zip lining, orienteering, wildlife tracking, skateboarding, or even a trip to a favorite theme park!

While Odyssey campers are adventuring in and around San Diego County, they’ll also be learning leadership, team-building, and confidence-boosting skills that they will take with them for the rest of their lives. Campers will be honing outdoor and survival skills, and keeping their bodies and brains engaged all summer long.

There is not another camp out there that is willing or able to go above and beyond to give campers the summer of their dreams, so make this summer an Odyssey Campz summer!

Learn more at ECDScampz.org.

Gyminny Kids

gyminny_logoNorth County Gymnastics and The Gyminny Kids was formed out of their enthusiasm for working with children and their desire to encourage students of all ages to lead a healthier and happier existence through physical activity. Gyminny Kids offers a full range of boys and girls gymnastics camps and classes. Their free, no-obligation evaluation helps them determine the class that will be the best fit for your child’s age and ability. Gyminny Kids’ highly trained staff of instructors take pride in running classes that are fun and exciting while also giving children tools such as self-discipline. From nine months to adults, North County Gymnastics and The Gyminny Kids truly believe in fun and fitness for all ages.


Gyminny Kids camps are a great way for your children to spend a day. Whether they attend morning camps, afternoon camps, or all day, your children will have fun trying gymnastics, spending time in the Bungee Bouncer system, crafting with their friends, and enjoying a snack provided by the gym. If your camper is spending all day with Gyminny Kids, you’ll need to pack them a lunch for lunchtime. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee.

Start with gymnastics, go anywhere! For more information call 1-800-GYMINNY or visit www.GyminnyKids.com.

Studio West

studiowest_logoNow in its sixth year, summer camps at Studio West offer middle and high school-age students the opportunity to spend a week producing an original recording in the same studio that’s played host to artists such as Blink-182, Lil Wayne, and Arctic Monkeys, just to name a few.

Musicians and non-musicians alike will find their role in the production process and gain experience with songwriting, arrangement, and performance, as well as audio engineering. Having access to three world-class recording rooms, and individual work stations equipped with industry-leading software – Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools – students will be guided through every step of making a professional recording. By collaborating, students will have a unique opportunity to meet like-minded peers who love music as much as they do, and take home a recording at the end of the week.


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 17 through Aug. 9 from 12 to 6 p.m. each day. Register now at www.StudioWest.com.

Sew Inspired Kids

sewinspired_logoThe hum of nine 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 and fashion and interior designer Laura Prince. Sew Inspired offers Sewing Birthday parties, a year-round after school program, and 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.

sewinspired1Their iconic three-day Summer Sew Camps start in June and run through August. The sew camps are designed for two age groups: Lil’ Gals who are 7½ to 9 years old, and the Tweeners age group, 10 to 13 years old. Each year they design an amazing collection of trendy and practical projects. Small class size.

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 at 760-908-7853 and SewInspiredEncinitas@gmail.com.

Prodigy Dance Company

prodigydance_logoJoin in the fun this summer! Weekly dance camps are aimed at dancers of all skill levels and ages. Whether you’re looking for a half day (or full day) for your little one or an intensive for your skilled dancer, Prodigy brings exciting themes to the Summer of 2019! “Our camps incorporate fun and appropriate music and movement for each age level,” said Owner Melissa Sanchez. 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 Dance Until You Drop! and Music Video Madness for various ages, as well as Pretty Princess Camp for ages three to five. During the month of August, dancers can participate in the Kids Dance Party or So You Think You Can Dance, as well as Hip Hop Don’t Stop! for ages six to eight and 9 to 11. “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.”

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.

CodeRev Kids

coderev_logoWith the growing popularity of STEAM programs in schools, many parents are turning to technology camps to keep their students entertained and engaged during summer months. CodeREV Kids is one of Southern California’s fastest growing tech camps, and according to Founder Evan Boorman, offers the only standards-aligned summer tech program that focuses on math and science. Evan explained, “I started CodeREV to answer the question so many students have: ‘Why? Why should I learn math, science, or engineering?’ In our project-based classes and curriculum, students automatically answer these questions for themselves, since they need to learn these topic areas to create the fun and amazing projects they build and code in camp.”


CodeREV offers a variety of classes for kids ages 6 to 14 to appeal to all technology-based interests. Its MathCraft program uses the popular video game Minecraft to teach math, and its Adventures in Programming class covers 3D game design. Its most popular option, Minecraft Level Design & Engineering, applies STEAM concepts to building amazing contraptions inside Minecraft. With a total of 10 different classes to choose from, there is something for everyone at CodeREV.

coderev2Evan has been teaching STEAM for 17 years, has created education software, and has started education technology companies. Evan’s partner, Chief Education Innovation Officer John Stuppy, Ph.D., holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology from Stanford, a Ph.D. in Education Reform from UCLA, and has been teaching and creating curriculum for coding aligned with math for three decades. Evan and John believe that their combined 50 years of experience, coupled with the most innovative teaching approaches in technology, are critical to bringing coding into mainstream education, and to get students excited about using math and science. To learn more visit www.CodeREVKids.com/Tech-Camps.

Music Pillars

musicpillars_logoMusic Pillars gives students the tools and experience to inspire a lifetime of musicianship. The Music Pillars mission is to “put play back into music” – encouraging students to connect to the music they’re learning and become well-rounded musicians. This comprehensive, foundations-focused studio offers four week-long creative camps at its 4S Ranch/Del Sur location this summer. All camps include an end-of-week performance that parents and family are invited to attend.


Rocking Robins: For all those young rockers ages five to eight! Come learn how to play the guitar, drums, piano, and sing.

Rock Band: For those older rockers ages nine and up. Whether you’re experienced or just a noob, this is the camp for you!

Broadway Review: For ages 8 to 14. Come sing, dance, and act your way through all the popular Broadway songs!

International Music Performance: Audition required, singers and musicians wanted, ages eight and up. Come sing, dance, play, and perform with international campers from other countries in this two-week camp.

Find out more at www.MusicPillars.com.

ArtHaus 5

arthaus_logoAt ArtHaus 5, they believe that art has the power to inspire, excite, and connect. The studio strives to enhance the community by offering a diverse variety of courses covering a wide range of mediums – from clay to cooking to digital art! During classes, instructors foster each individual child’s creative growth, giving them guidance while allowing enough freedom for them to explore their own artistic side. ArtHaus 5 instructors, all of whom are skilled working artists themselves, take pride in fostering their students in a studio setting that is not only fun, but also valuable to their development as creative thinkers and problem solvers.

Ada (4 years old)

Ada (4 years old)

The Ladybug by Aashi (6 years old)

The Ladybug by Aashi (6 years old)

This summer, the studio invites children of all ages to come and unleash their creativity through themed weekly summer camps, including: Junior Cooks (learn how to cook things like pizza, cookies, and simple breads) for ages 8-14; Under the Board Walk (all about the sea – use of clay, watercolor, acrylic, and craft) for ages 6-12; Comic Book Illustration (create a comic book and one show piece) for ages 10-14; Digital Art (learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator) for ages 12-16; and Mosaic Week (different variations of mosaic art) for ages 6-12.

Whether your child enjoys the culinary arts, comic book illustration, crafting beautiful mosaics, or anything in between, ArtHaus 5 is eager to provide them the artistic learning environment they crave. Classes are also offered for beginning to advanced adult artists. For more information about summer camp options, please visit www.ArtHaus5.com or call 858-333-5172.

Outpost Summer Camps

outpost_logoNow more than ever, children need to be away from their devices for extended periods of time, and there is nothing better than a summer day camp experience to make this a reality. Outpost Summer Camps was founded in 2001 and serves over 1,500 children every summer, completely outdoors and screen-free.

The Outpost experience has three pillars that parents have loved for over 15 summers: “old-fashioned” camp activities (think MUD!), door-to-door transportation for most families, and exceptional, well-trained staff that ensure a quality experience for each child. Outpost is open to children ages 3 to 14, and according to Owner/Director Stuart Jones, “Each of our camps has exciting, age-appropriate activities for the different age groups, but all share in the philosophy of creative, spontaneous fun facilitated by the counselors and campers.” The three-week sessions are what make Outpost so unique. Stuart explained, “By staying longer at camp, children of all temperaments have enough time to learn names, get completely comfortable with routines, and make and keep new friends.”


Another way the camps stand out is with their commitment to safety. Outpost Summer Camps has been continuously accredited by the American Camp Association since inception and operates under permit from the County of San Diego as an Organized Camp. Stuart and his wife Kelly, a clinical psychologist, bring years of child development experience to Outpost. Additionally, the duo hires, trains, and retains their director team from their best counselors, who have invested 8 to 10 years at the camps and are specialized in their programs. For more information about Outpost Summer Camps visit www.OutpostSummerCamps.com or call 858-842-4900.

Sanderling Waldorf School

sanderling_logoThis summer let your child bask in the beauty of simply being a child! Sanderling Waldorf School focuses on the preservation of childhood. Through a loving, nurturing environment, Sanderling Waldorf School supports children by allowing them the opportunity to grow and develop through their imaginative explorations of the world.


The school’s nursery and kindergarten summer camps offer rhythmic days with harmonious balance between teacher-led activities and free, creative expression. In first- through sixth-grade Circus & Games Camp, children will practice tumbling, partner acrobatics, stilt walking, and juggling. Each of these disciplines offers ample opportunity for children to develop courage, strength, balance, patience, and perseverance.

sanderling2Nursery/Kindergarten Camps (Ages 4-6 Years), Carlsbad:
July 8 – 12: Summer by the Sea
July 15 – 19: Fun with Fairies
July 22 – 26: Magic of Rainbows
July 29 – Aug. 2: Earth Art

Circus & Games Camp (Grades 1-6), Vista:
June 24 – 28

Camps are $300 per child per week. Learn more at www.SanderlingWaldorf.org/summer-programs.

Runway Coaching by Etirsa

runwayetirsa_logoRunway Coaching by Etirsa is offering workshops for the preteen and teen between the ages of 12 to 19 who:
• Can use some guidance to overcome their shyness
• Are in that “awkward transition stage”
• Can benefit from a coach to help them gain the confidence they need

runwayetirsa1Utilizing tools from her successful 30 year modeling and acting career, Etirsa has helped many high school students and aspiring models build treasured confidence. Parents say seeing their child navigate the world with an uplifted sense of self-esteem is absolutely priceless. Campers will also receive valuable lessons from an etiquette expert, and a professional photographer will give tips and tricks on how to look great in pictures – headshot included!

“Etirsa has mentored my daughter Samantha, helping her to realize her full potential and achieve her personal best,” shared Amy Davis from Rancho Santa Fe.

Summer camps will be held in Poway, CA. For information on spring Prom Perfect and summer camps contact Etirsa@RunwayCoaching.com or 323-371-1976, or visit www.RunwayCoaching.com.


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, point/pre-pointe, variations, jazz, and so much more.
17631 West Bernardo Dr., Ste. A
San Diego, CA 92127

ArtHaus 5
Come experience art lessons like never before! Explore creativity while learning specialized techniques and appreciation for art for ages 4 to adult. Contact ArtHaus 5 today for your complimentary assessment class.
10710 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92127

Best in Class Education Center
Best in Class Education Center partners with families to help each child reach their fullest potential and instill in them a confidence and excitement towards learning.
12234 Poway Rd., Ste. 204
Poway, CA 92064
4S Ranch location
10710 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92127

Boys & Girls Clubs 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 Clubs of San Dieguito
The Boys & Girls Clubs 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.

California All-Stars
Conveniently located in San Marcos, California All-Stars has cheer teams and classes for all levels, ages 3-19, with the best competitive cheer program in the state.
340 Rancheros Dr., #170
San Marcos, CA 92069

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

Code Ninjas – Encinitas
Prepare to be amazed as your child gains ninja coding skills and confidence. Kids learn to code through an engaging game-based curriculum and activities that teach teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving – all while having a blast!
290 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 290-B
Encinitas, CA 92024

Code Ninjas – Poway
Code Ninjas Camps offer an immersive environment for children to explore technology, develop new skills, and have a great time with friends. It’s an unforgettably fun learning experience!
12642 Poway Rd., Ste. 14
Poway, CA 92064

Code Ninjas – Rancho Bernardo
Code Ninjas Rancho Bernardo empowers kids to code, innovate, and create in the niche of coding through a fun and easy game-based proprietary curriculum. Code Ninjas strives towards preparing young ninjas to become better thinkers and innovators for the workforce of the future. This year from Robotics to Roblox, there’s something exciting for every young aspiring coder.
16773 Bernardo Center Dr., Ste. E
San Diego, CA 92128

CodeREV Kids
CodeREV Kids brings weeklong tech camps to budding programmers and technology fans ages 6-14. Let your future video game designer, app developer, or robotics engineer enjoy a unique and memorable summer full of educational fun!
The Winston School of San Diego
215 9th St.
Del Mar, CA 92014

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 blends 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

Drawn2Art San Diego
Join Drawn2Art this summer for a variety of camps that are designed to spark a desire for future investigation and learning as a young artist. Camps are offered half or full day each week for kids ages 4-17!
13173-10 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

EDU Learning Center
EDU Learning Center’s weekly themes provide a framework for exciting and fun academic activities, academic group projects, athletics, and field trips. The summer program provides individual attention for students and weeks of opportunities to explore, create, and grow!
16130 West Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

Encinitas Country Day School
Encinitas Country Day School offers a variety of camps for K-7th graders. Campers will enjoy a wide array of academic, artistic, and outdoor enrichment activities every week. Keep your kids active this summer, and let ECDS take them to a new level of fun and engagement!
3616 Manchester Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Second location
2155 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Fleet Science Center
Turn your budding scientist into a happy camper! Fleet Summer Camps are full of exciting experiments, intriguing investigations, and amazing science-themed fun! For Pre-K through 8th grade.
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-1233 ext. 806

Frozen Ropes
Kids ages 3-18 have a blast learning softball and baseball skills with the top professionals at Frozen Ropes. With year-round opportunities including private lessons, classes, cage rentals, clinics, camps, and travel ball teams, there’s never an
off-season at Frozen Ropes.
10710 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
Second location
11436 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121

GC Dance Company
GC Dance Company’s unique, engaging dance camps introduce children of all ages to ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, musical theater, and more, blending recreation and technique for a summer of activity fun.
161 S. Hwy 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Second location
5550 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. 210
San Diego, CA 92130

Glitter & 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

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.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Huntington Learning Center
Since 1977, Huntington has helped students in grades K-12 improve their grades, test scores, and confidence. They provide thorough evaluations, top-notch tutoring programs, and individualized instruction from highly qualified teachers. They create individualized summer programs.
10195 Rancho Carmel Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128

inGenius at Canyon Crest Academy & Dingeman Elementary
inGenius inspires and empowers the next generation of leaders in STEAM with the highest quality education and learning environment to promote innovation, leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking skills through curricular activities.
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
Second location
11840 Scripps Creek Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131

Inspired Movement Dance
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.
16089 San Dieguito Rd., Ste. H104
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

JEI Learning Center
JEI Learning Center is focused on providing “a better life through better education.” By enrolling at JEI, your child will gain a critical academic advantage that will last a lifetime.
9995 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. B-3
San Diego, CA 92129

JING Kids Chinese Summer Camps
JING Kids Summer Camps revolve around fun Chinese language, culture, and kung fu (wushu) lessons at each child’s level, as well as academics to get ahead for the fall.
9865 Businesspark Ave., Ste. D
San Diego, CA 92131

Kumon Math and Reading Center – Rancho Bernardo
Kumon of Rancho Bernardo has served local families for over 26 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
Rock Band Camp, Audio Engineering & Recording, Vocal Camps, Summer Musical, Intro to Music, and more. Weekly camps all summer long (and every school break) available for ages 4-18. Extended care hours available.
2146 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 105
Encinitas, CA 92024

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
Camps at the YMCA introduce children to several amazing camps where they can have fun, build confidence, and make new friends in a safe and nurturing environment.
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 – La Costa
Mathnasium of La Costa helps students close knowledge gaps and deepen problem-solving skills with summer program options for grades 2-12.
3451 Via Montebello #190
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Mathnasium – Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
Students in grades K-12 can use this summer to get ahead in math with Mathnasium of Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch. SAT/ACT summer boot camps offer a great way for high school students to get ready for tests in the fall. Flexible scheduling and one-on-one instruction 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 daily drop-in sessions for
grades 1-12.
13265 Poway Rd., Ste. 160
Poway, CA 92064

Mathnasium – Rancho Peñasquitos
The Mathnasium Method helps students in grades 1-12 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.
9975 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. G5
San Diego, CA 92129

Ms. Debbora’s School of Dance
Come dance at Ms. Debbora’s School of Dance! “Fairytale Princess” and “Magical Fairies and Unicorns” camps are perfect for young dancers. Dance to fun music, create sparkly crafts, and meet new friends. Costumes encouraged!
14005-B Midland Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

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

Mystix Field Hockey
Mystix Field Hockey Camps have a 10 to 1 player/coach ratio that allows the athlete to improve their stick work and game theory with correct fundamentals.
P.O. Box 1643
Poway, CA 92064

North County Gymnastics and the GYMINNY KIDS
Spring and summer camps at Gyminny Kids are packed full of exciting, high flying 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! Ages 3-14, space is limited, reserve your spot today!
17022 Camino San Bernardo
San Diego, CA 92127

Outpost Summer Camps
Outpost Summer Camps is dedicated to providing campers with an outside and unplugged day camp experience for 3-14-year-olds. Campers can create lasting memories and friendships during a three-week session.
13446 Poway Rd. #240
Poway, CA 92064

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 4-12. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches.
14343 Silverset St.
Poway, CA 92064

Prodigy Dance
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

Rancho Santa Fe 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

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 17 through Aug. 1
17394 West Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128

Robot City West
In Robot City’s Space Invaders Camp, students ages 6-12 will boost STEAM skills while engineering and programming alien robotic friends on exciting space missions in the field. Camp culminates with the signature Space Invaders Battle and live student showcase. A bonus take-home robot and study packet are included.

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

RSF Youth Lacrosse
Rancho Santa Fe Lacrosse Day camp is an excellent place to learn the fastest growing sport in the US for beginners and experienced players!
1267 Caminito Septimo
Cardiff, CA 92007

Runway Coaching by Etirsa
Runway Coaching by Etirsa is dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to carry themselves with all-star confidence. She works with preteens, teens, and adults.
Poway, CA

Sanderling Waldorf School
Let your child bask in the beauty of being a child at the Sanderling Waldorf School! Camps offered for ages 4 years to Grade 6.
Carlsbad location:
3796 Valley St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Vista location:
2585 Business Park Dr.
Vista, CA 92081

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 6-11.
1770 S. Escondido Blvd., Ste. C
Escondido, CA 92025

San Diego Sol
San Diego Sol Basketball Club offers year-round camps, clinics, and teams (grades K-2, grades 3-8, and high school). The program also hosts leagues and tournaments for players of all levels and abilities.
10455 Pomerado Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131

Santa Fe Christian Schools
Exciting courses are available through SFC’s Extended Studies summer program! Course offerings include a variety of enrichment, academic, sports, and fitness courses for students of all ages.
838 Academy Dr.
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Scripps Performing Arts Academy
SPAA is a professional dance and musical theater training facility. Their instructors provide a creative, nurturing, 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

Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club
SRSRC is designed with specialty week-long camps or daily sign-ups, a large returning rate of highly trained camp counselors, and a counselor-in-training program. Both sites are American Camp Association accredited.
Aviary Location
9875 Aviary Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
Trails Children’s Center
10216 Scripps Trail
San Diego, CA 92131

Sew Inspired
Sew Inspired is a one-of-a kind boutique sewing studio for kids! Campers will learn and grow in both sewing and design skills alongside their same-age peers. Real sewing machines. Small class size, trendy projects, cool fabrics, and lots of fun.
531 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 103
Encinitas, CA 92024

SpiritKids Sports
SpiritKids Camps offer gymnastics instruction, games, crafts, and most of all fun! Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Extended care available 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Two convenient locations in the Scripps/Miramar area.
11285 Pepperview Terrace
San Diego, CA 92131

STAR Repertory Theatre
STAR Rep’s 2019 Summer Study/Performance program offers a three-week theater intensive from July 8 to July 26, Mondays through Fridays, with four performance shows of Disney’s Frozen, Jr. on July 27 and 28. 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

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

The Coder School North San Diego
Coding for all skills and ages. Exciting topics like App Development and Web Design leveraging cutting-edge tools such as Arduino Microcontroller, MINDSTORM®, and RaspberryPi. Always carefully staffed under 6:1 ratio!
9879 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

The Fine Tune Academy
From July 22 to 26, 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

Yak Academy
Kids ages 1-8 can learn Mandarin and Spanish through play-based immersion classes led by world-class native-speaking instructors. Their half-day preschool, enrichment class, and summer camps let young learners explore the world through language, culture, and community.
9939 Hibert St., Ste. 101
San Diego, CA 92131

YMCA Overnight Camps – Marston | Surf | Raintree
Three distinct overnight camps providing positive, life-changing experiences in the outdoors! Camp Marston for mountain adventures, Camp Surf for oceanfront fun, and Raintree Ranch focusing on horseback riding and care!
P.O. Box 2440
Julian, CA 92036