We Uncover What Makes North County San Diego a Summer Camper’s Dream
Summer camps merge exploration and self-expression within a hands-on learning environment. They also promote independence, a sense of belonging, and friendship, which boosts self-esteem and development. And with a good amount of summer camps set in the beautiful outdoors, camps not only cultivate new skills but also provide us with the opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature and breathe in the fresh air. With prime locations near the ocean, parks, and campgrounds, North County San Diego boasts a wide variety of summer camps for children and teens of all ages and interests for the artist, athlete, comedian, or animal lover in the family. Whether a child or teen is looking for a traditional camp experience, a weekend science and discovery camp, a creative experience with an art camp, or a sports camp, summer camps in North County cater to them all. Our summer camp guide provides an inside scoop on the camp options available this upcoming season. We invite you to read along and discover the adventure awaiting you.
Creating Lifetime Changes This Summer
Therapeutic Literacy Center Works to Address and Correct Learning Challenges
Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) is pleased to help students reach their potential and thrive this summer. With 6 to 10-week individualized summer sessions, TLC offers students the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming school year and improve on lifelong skills necessary to achieve both in and out of the classroom. As TLC Owner Maria Bagby expressed, “Summer is a great opportunity for children to adjust the ways in which they learn so that they enter the school year as more competent and confident students.”
At the Therapeutic Literacy Center, highly trained clinicians and educational therapists identify the causes of students’ weaknesses and address them immediately so that lifetime accommodations become unnecessary. Maria advised, “When a child is working harder than they should, it’s time to look at why and what can be done differently and more efficiently. There is always a reason a child struggles with homework or performs poorly in school. Learning problems happen when a child’s underlying processes are not working as efficiently as they could. This can be changed.”
“Summer is a great opportunity for children to adjust the ways in which they learn so that they enter the school year as more competent and confident students.” – Maria Bagby
Summer sessions at TLC are available for students between the ages of 5 and 18. Children are individually assessed and receive customized cognitive training in a one-on-one setting. This allows the staff to cater to each student’s specific learning challenge. Students have access to the latest technological advances including sound therapies, deficit-specific auditory processing stimulation and training, audio-vocal training, attention and focus training, Interactive Metronome, and other research-based auditory, memory and processing programs. Additionally, to build students’ self-esteem and create a more collaborative learning environment, TLC will also include social hours between tutoring sessions. “Social hour is a time for students with learning disabilities to engage with one another, discuss what they are learning, and find common ground at the center. It’s very beneficial for the students to connect with others going through the same experience,” shared Maria.
Visit www.therapeuticliteracycenter.com for more details about individualized summer sessions.
Name of Business: Therapeutic Literacy Center, LLC
Name of Owner: Maria Bagby, Reading Specialist and Educational Therapist
Clinical Director: Chelsea Leatherman
Year of Establishment: Relocated to North County in 2013
Address: 990 Highland Dr. Suite 106-D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Description of Business: TLC provides training in the underlying processing skills for students with reading, spelling, and math challenges including dyslexia and ADHD. TLC also serves as a deficit-specific treatment center for Auditory Processing Disorders.
Get into a new routine this summer with a fun-filled dance camp at Danceology Performing Arts Campus! Danceology offers a broad variety of camps and classes throughout the eight-week summer session for young boys and girls of all experience levels. “The camps are engaging atmospheres designed to build the foundation and love of dance while cultivating a personal relationship with the family and the student,” explained Danceology Owner Nicole Lucia. “We assess each dancer’s individual level and commitment and recommend classes specially designed for your child’s need.” Programs include five different tiny tot camps, intermediate workshops, and a beginning cheer/hip hop camp for ages 7 to 10. There are also boys-only hip hop and tap classes, as well as an adaptive dance class for young girls with special needs – the only local dance studio to offer such a program.
Two important parts of the Danceology experience are the welcoming environment and high quality of instruction. Instructors are CPR-certified and always on-hand to guide young dancers. The emphasis on nurturing and confidence-building has proven to have incredible results. Over the years, Danceology students have accepted college scholarships and developed professional careers in the industry. “Since we’ve been open for over a decade, we’ve become experts in the field of dance,” said Nicole. “We’ve found our niche in creating that love and passion for performance and dance at a young age.”
Sabrina Roux, a proud Danceology parent, enthusiastically attested to the program’s success. “We treasure every summer spent at Danceology,” she shared. “My daughter would not be as poised and well-rounded of a dancer today without having started in one of Danceology’s dance camps.”
Find out more at www.danceology.biz.
Get ready to tumble into summer! North County Gymnastics & The Gyminny Kids (NCG/GK) has the perfect camp for children of all ages and abilities. Children can choose from half-day recreational camps, skill clinic camps, high school, tumbling, and acrobatics-focused camps. Program Director Karen Mcguire explained, “NCG/GK was formed out of our enthusiasm for working with children and our desire to encourage students of all ages to lead a healthier and happier existence through physical activity.”
Sessions are offered throughout the year on holidays as well as during the summer. “Children are grouped by age and camp preference as well as with any friends they have requested to be with,” said Karen. “Each camp session starts with a warm-up and review of safety rules. Then groups take turns with our famous Bungee Bouncer system, trampolines, and other equipment as well as enjoying craft and snack time provided by the gym.”
At NCG/GK everything is possible with an award-winning facility and highly trained staff. The 17,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility is recognized as a Gold Medal Children’s Facility by the Character Counts Program. With a combined total of over 300 years of experience, the star-studded staff of 27 includes Miss Yufei, the 2005 Chinese All-Around Champion, Mr. Dave, a California Coaches Association High School Coach of the Year, and Mr. Daniel, a nationally ranked judge at regional gymnastics competitions. All staff members are CPR/First Aid Certified and many also hold safety certifications through USA Gymnastics.
Prep Summer at Horizon Prep offers students entering grades pre-K (ages 3-6), elementary (1st-5th), middle school (6th-8th), and high school (9th-11th) outstanding opportunities for review, enrichment, advancement, and fun, both inside and outside the classroom.
Horizon Prep students, as well as community guests and friends, are invited to attend summer courses where they can explore interests, develop important skills, enrich athletic ability, and become even more prepared for the challenges of the next academic level. Students will find the summer program offerings diverse, enriching, and fun! Horizon Prep’s goal is to ensure that each student is challenged to develop their abilities so they can excel in the classroom and beyond.
Horizon Prep is a Christ-centered, classical school with a reputation for academic excellence and a campus filled to the brim with joyful learners. The school brings that same commitment and excitement to Prep Summer. The school’s enthusiastic teachers and faculty are ready to provide a spiritual, educational, challenging, and fun-filled summer experience.
Visit www.prepsummer.org to find everything you need: registration forms, dates, and course catalogues. It’s going to be a great summer at Horizon Prep Summer 2015! Sessions are offered June – August 2015.
Enrichment courses | For-credit course (high school geometry) | Summer athletic camps | And more!
As the all-star staff is proud to say, “There is never an off-season at Frozen Ropes!” The baseball and softball training program provides year-round opportunities for young athletes to learn and grow. With locations in 4S Ranch and Del Mar, Frozen Ropes is the largest baseball and softball development program in San Diego and offers private lessons, classes, cage rentals, clinics, camps, and travel ball teams. Frozen Ropes looks forward to the start of Summer League 2015 – last year’s program hosted over 200 young players! Participants in all programs range from 3 to 18 years old, and camps are offered for ages 6 to 12. Parents can sign their children up for morning, afternoon, or full-day sessions, and 2015 camps run every week of summer beginning June 12.
“Player development is our priority at Frozen Ropes,” explained General Manager Curt Holcombe. Staff members include coaches who have won National Championships and played in the Minor Leagues as well as Ron Witmeyer, who played with the Oakland A’s and coached at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Learn more at www.sdfrozenropes.com, or call the 4S Ranch location at 858-485-9399 and the Del Mar location at 858-643-9390.
At Inspired Movement Dance and Performing Arts dancers are encouraged to develop their dance skills, abilities, and their enjoyment of dancing. This is especially evident in the special camps offered. “Our camps are geared towards fun, learning, and growing each dancer’s love for the art of dance. Each camp holds a performance at the end of the week, and the families are always in awe of what their kids learn,” said Jenna Saylor, Owner of Inspired Movement.
Saylor first created the “Lil Peeps” hip-hop camp for five to eight-year-olds, and from there the camp program has grown tremendously. Camps are now offered to this age group in ballet (“Prima Princesses”) and musical theatre (“Lil Stars”). These camps run from Monday through Friday and are three hours long. They are focused on fun, with each day consisting of dancing, arts and crafts, and games. “This year, we are also offering a full Musical Theatre camp run by San Diego Voice Academy for dancers who are nine years old and up,” explained Saylor. Intensives are also offered for more advanced dancers in jazz, contemporary, ballet, and dance for camera. These intensives and workshops are designed to motivate and challenge each dancer.
For more information about Inspired Movement camps visit www.inspiredmovementdance.com.
When local public schools are closing up at the end of the semester, Maranatha Christian Schools (MCS) is gearing up for another fun-filled summer. With over 30 enrichment classes and sports camps, the MCS summer programs have something to offer every student from preschool through eighth grade, and the schedules are flexible to accommodate any family’s needs.
Academic enrichment options range from general kindergarten and first grade preparation courses to subject-specific English and math courses, as well as courses in music, rocketry, arts and crafts, cooking, and other extracurricular fields to explore. MCS sports camps are led by varsity coaches who teach basic and advanced skills in cheer, flag football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and more. Coaches emphasize fundamental skills, sportsmanship, and character development on the field. And Theatre Camp is always a hit, letting students explore all the elements of production, from acting and dancing to stage combat and set design. All summer staff members have passed Live Scan screening and background checks, and most are credentialed teachers and coaches at MCS during the school year. Staff members are also trained in CPR and First Aid.
Over the years, the passionate teachers and comprehensive program have made a lasting impression on students and parents alike. “We’ve had several families who were so impressed with the friendly, caring staff and well-coordinated activities, they decided to enroll their children in our school,” said Julie Elliott, Director of the Summer Camp program.
To learn more please call 858-759-9737 or visit www.maranathachristianschools.org.
This summer, let your child build confidence, improve fitness, and learn how to save lives. The Del Mar Junior Lifeguards (ages 9-17) and Little Turtles (ages 7-8) programs offer an opportunity for children to learn about the ocean and practice First Aid and lifesaving techniques. Activities during the one, two, and four-week sessions include beach games, warm-up swims, surf lessons, oceanography lessons, and mock rescues. “We are here to learn and have fun, make new friends, push ourselves physically and mentally, have new experiences, and expand our horizons,” shared Director Turtle Rudolph.
The comprehensive training programs are led by a team of enthusiastic instructors, each of whom is First Aid/CPR certified and has at least three years of certified lifeguarding experience in addition to specialty qualifications. “Each strives to pass along their excitement about the ocean and their sense of discipline and integrity to their students,” said Turtle. By prioritizing leadership, respect for others, and responsibility for self and others, she and the rest of the team create a positive and enriching environment for all campers.
To learn more call 760-944-1657 or visit www.delmarjg.com.
4S Ranch Sports Park
Academy by the Sea
Academy of Dance Arts
Academy of our Lady of Peace
Academy of World Dance n’ Arts
ACT – San Diego
All Star Dance
Art 4 Children Summer Camp
Art Venture LLC
Bishop’s School Summer Camps
Boys & Girls Club of America
Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Bronco Ball – RB
Buck Up Rides
Bushikan Karate Dojo
California Ballet School
California Youth Conservatory Theatre
Camp Fire USA
Camp Run a Muk
Carlsbad Art Farm
Carmel Valley Art Studio
Church’s Martial Arts
City of Carlsbad
City of Poway
City of San Marcos
City of Vista – Recreation Day Camps
Club Dive San Diego
Congregation Beth Am
CP3 West Coast Youth Camp
CYT (Christian Youth Theatre)
Dance to Evolve – Dance & Tumbling Class
Del Mar Ballet
Del Mar Golf Center
Del Mar Jr. Lifeguards
Del Mar Pines School
Drawn2Art San Diego
EDU Learning Center
Encinitas Country Day School
Encinitas Junior Lifeguards
Endless Summer Surf Camp
Fox Mountain Adventures
Get Air Sports
High Bluff Academy
iD Tech Summer Camps – Cal State San Marcos
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Kid Ventures-4S Ranch
La Jolla Country Day School
La Jolla Surf Camp
Lancer Dancer Junior Dance Camp
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Leading Note Studios
Leucadia Surf School
Mad Science of San Diego
Mathnasium – 4S Ranch
Mathnasium – Carlsbad
Mathnasium – Carmel Valley
Mathnasium – La Costa
Mathnasium – Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
Mathnasium – Poway
Mathnasium – PQ
Mathnasium – San Marcos
Mega Arte Riding Academy
Mission Bay Sportcenter Summer Camp
Monart School of the Arts
Morgan Run Club Resort
Morgan Run Resort
Museum of Making Music
North County Soccer Park
Outpost Summer Camps
Pacific Swim+Rancho Arbolitos
Palomar Outdoor Adventures Camp
Poway Youth Soccer League
Prodigy Dance Company
Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club – (Tennis Camp)
Rancho Bernardo Youth Basketball League – RBYBL
Rancho El Camino Riding School
Rancho Family YMCA
Rancho Valencia Resort
RB Community Summer Tennis Camps
Royal Dance Academy
San Diego & Seaside Volleyball
San Diego Air and Space Museum
San Diego Botanic Garden
San Diego Children’s Discovery
Museum Summer Discovery Camps
San Diego Circus Center
San Diego Humane Society
San Diego Ice Arena
San Diego Junior Theatre
San Diego Park and Recreation
San Diego Rowing Club
San Diego Saddle Club
San Diego Soccer Club
San Diego Sol
San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park Summer Camp
San Marcos AYSO Soccer
Santa Fe Montessori
Scripps Performing Arts
SDFD Junior Guards Program – City of San Diego
Seacamp San Diego
SEP So Cal Youth Camp
Seven 4 Studio
Silver Spur Riding School
Sing, Move, and Play Music Academy
Soccer Kids/TeeBall Kids – San Diego
Southwestern College Crown Cove
Aquatic Center Adventure Camp
Spirit Kids Sports
STAR Repertory Theatre
Sundevil Basketball Camps
Swiftkick Martial Arts
The Academy by the Sea Camp Pacific
The Foundation Music and Art Center
The Inspired Mind Learning Center
The Kicking System
Theraputic Literacy Center
The Safari Kid School
The Wave Waterpark
Torrey Pines Pop Warner
TRC Gymnastics Inc.
United States Youth Volleyball League – Whole sports
University of California at San Diego Summer Soccer Camps
US Arts Center
US Sports Camps
USA Tae Kwon Do
USD Sports Camps
Velocity Sports Performance
Victory Gymnastics Academy
Water Sports Camp at Mission Bay
We Are Coaches, Inc.
YY Art Center