Specialty Camp - Summer

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Specialty Camp is for children 7 to11 years of age who want to take part in a variety of “specialty activities.” Campers get five camps in one.

Young Inventor’s Science Camp

June 12 - 23

Imagine a day camp that is designed to offer campers a choice of many different science themes and explore the world of great inventor's. Projects based around, Robotics, Engineering and Space. Campers will look at the mechanics behind how everyday materials work. They will then create their own invention. Field trips include California Science Center, Kids Space Museum and Mad Science.

Artkoodle Art Camp

June 26 - July 7

Join us for a summer of creative fun in our exciting themed art camp! Campers will explore many art

mediums and styles in our full-day camp this summer.  Campers will complete 2 projects per week and will also have outdoor activities, teamwork/skill-building activities and more! Field trips include Zimmerman Children's Museum, Bob Baker Marionette Theater and reDiscover Center.

Planet Earth Adventure Camp

July 10 - 21

This camp is designed for campers to enjoy outdoor adventures. Campers will create scavenger hunts, learn their communities by walking field trips, read adventure books and more. Field trips include use on the rail system to downtown Santa Monica and Culver CityBus to Los Angeles Zoo and Pacific Park.

Act It out Improv Camp

July 24 – August 11

Campers will create skits, develop performance skills and come out of the summer with improved self-esteem, better speaking skills and ready for the world of acting.  Field trips include Santa Monica Playhouse, Grammy Museum and Hurricane Harbor.

Cooking Camp

August 14 – 25

Campers will do daily cooking projects. Education about healthy food options and healthy lifestyles. Campers will create their own cookbook. Field trips include Tanaka Farm, Local Markets and Farmers Market.

Where to Register
Sign up at the Recreation Office located at Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Avenue.

Camp Location
5401 Rhoda Way at Lindberg Park in the Stone House

Camp Fees:

  • Residents $135 per week
  • Non-Residents $166 per week
  • Second Child Residents $120 per week
  • Second Child Non-Residents $151 per week
  • Morning Care $26
  • Specialty Weeks (Additional $20 per week)

The City Council sets the fees annually. Fees may be adjusted every July 1st and any increases shall be applied to all program activities regardless of when enrolled.

Camp Hours:
Morning Care: Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 9:00AM
Day Camp: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Camp Dates:
June 12 through August 25, 2017

Registration packets will be available at the registration office in April. Resident registration begins the last Saturday in April, non-resident registration begins the first Saturday in May.

Registration Form & Camp Documents:

NOTE: Completing the Summer Camp Enrollment Form does NOT enroll your child in the camp. Enroll Online for Summer Camp. For additional information please call the Registration Office at 310.253.6650.  

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Can I register for camp online?

  • Why do I lose my deposit of $20 and my child’s spot if I do not make my payment in full by the Tuesday prior to the week of camp?

  • How long after camp ends are lost & found items kept?

  • Do you prorate?

  • What are the age requirements?

  • What are the registration hours?

  • What is the latest day that I can pay for camp?

  • What is the earliest time I can drop off my child for camp without paying morning care cost?

  • How much should I give my child for fields trips?


Just for Kids Day Camp

Updated on 12/22/2015 3:32 PM

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