Summer camps promote exploration and self-expression within a hands-on learning environment. At camp, children have a unique opportunity to find independence, community, and friendship. 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 chance to get moving with a sports camp, summer camps in North County cater to them all. The ZCode 2016 Summer Camp Guide gives the inside scoop on the camp options available this upcoming season. We invite you to read along and discover the adventure awaiting you.

Bootcamp for the Brain

Therapeutic Literacy Center’s Summer Programs Offer Students the Perfect Combination of Cognitive Therapy and Outdoor Exercise

by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

camp_tlc1“When a child is of average to above average intelligence, yet learning is difficult or homework is a battlefield, then there may be an unidentified weakness in one or more of the underlying learning skills,” stated Maria Bagby, Executive Director of the Therapeutic Literacy Center (TLC), an organization renowned for its intensive therapeutic approach to fixing learning problems. “That can change. We do that every day.”

During the summer, Maria and her team offer unique programs to help prepare students for success in school the next year. “In some ways, our summers are no different than our school year except we add small groups that master their math facts, handwriting, and other things missed in schools,” explained Maria.

camp_tlc3Through fun “bootcamps for their brains,” as described by Maria, students can choose to participate in camp at two different levels: one being an intensive therapy to overcome learning challenges and disabilities with a focus on underlying learning skills; and two, a session designed for students strong in their underlying skills but seeking improvement in becoming automatic in math facts, handwriting, and typing. “Everything we do is individualized in structure, and groups are managed by age and activity,” noted Maria. “Some time is spent one-on-one in specialized brain training activities, and other time is spent in small groups.”

“Everything we do is individualized in structure, and groups are managed by age and activity.”

camp_tlc2This year, their summer programs are geared specifically toward making math facts more automatic so that students can be successful in the Common Core curriculum during the school year. “And there is a huge need for the development of handwriting skills for writing fluency that allows children to have more time and energy to think about their content rather than how to form a letter or correct their pencil grip,” added Maria, who described all of TLC’s clinicians as being trained in the underlying skills needed for efficient learning, including working memory, processing speed, and auditory and visual processing related to reading, writing, and math skills. “Success in Common Core demands that these fundamental skills are automatic and the summer provides us opportunity to do that work they don’t have time for during the school year.”

Students can enroll in up to eight weeks of a half or full-day program. “If a full-day is chosen, we have lunch and join a Jr. Lifeguards in Solana Beach, or possibly a camp experience at the Ecke YMCA,” said Maria. “The summers afford children more time to both challenge their brains for better learning skills, and to run around with exercise to strengthen their bodies – both are needed for the overall health of a child.”


Owner & Executive Director: Maria Bagby
Clinical Director: Chelsea Leatherman
Year of Establishment: Relocated to Solana Beach in 2013
Address: 990 Highland Dr. Suite 106-D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: 858-481-2200
Description of Business: Specialized training in the underlying learning skills needed for efficient learning in school and in life can erase ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, and other reading, writing, and math challenges.

Royal Academy of Performing Arts

camp_rapalogoThe Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) has the largest dance studio facility in San Diego at over 15,000 square feet, featuring five large dance studios, three singing and music recording studios, an acting studio, and a pilates studio. With all of these features, it’s no wonder they host a large variety of summer camp programs to choose from – ballet to acting to singing, and more. In addition to their popular year-round classes, RAPA hosts themed summer camps and intensives where dancers ages 3 to 18 can grow and explore the performing arts. The Triple Talent Camp is also offerered, combining acting, singing, and dance for those looking to pursue a career in the industry.

camp_rapa2Themed summer camps can range from four to five days depending on the dancer’s age group, with affordable half-day options available for as low as $150 for the entire camp. Depending on which theme they choose – some options include Disney, Princess, Grease, Hairspray, etc. – dancers can dress up, have tea parties, make crafts and costumes, and even have the opportunity to sing and act. For students looking to really challenge themselves this summer, intensives, such as the Bolshoi Ballet Intensive, Boot Camps, and Pure Technique Camps, provide the opportunity for students to excel along with speciality workshops and masterclasses with celebrity choreographers and teachers.

“At RAPA, we have created a summer camp program to suit everyone’s needs, schedules, and affordability,” said Owner and Director Francine Garton. “Our students have so much fun, are inspired each and every day, make new friends, and grow in so many ways whether it is in technical ability, confidence, or just stepping out of their comfort zone.” RAPA’s programs are led by experienced teachers that nurture campers and go above and beyond to ensure each camp is structured around the children’s needs. Whether your child is a beginner looking to learn the basics, or more advanced with a desire to master technical skills, RAPA’s summer programs offer choices for everyone. Learn more at or call 858-259-7272.


San Diego Botanic Garden

camp_sdbotaniclogocamp_sdbotanicFor children ages 8 to 10 who enjoy interacting with nature, the San Diego Botanic Garden’s (SDBG) Summer Youth Enrichment Camps may be just the ticket. SDBG will host five weeks of fun and educational activities, focusing on different methods of experiencing nature in a safe, exciting, and age-appropriate way. Each week will feature a new camp, led by trained staff members who are experts in their field.

Snap Shot – Nature Photography will take place the week of June 27, and Playful Survival Camp will follow on the week of July 5. For those interested in finding inspiration for their art in nature, Color in the Garden – Art Camp will run the week of July 11, while Plants, Worms and other Bugs – Gardening Week will begin July 18. The final program, Garden Fun Week, starts up July 25 and will feature a little bit of everything. You can sign up for one week, or all five!

Space is limited to 20 campers per week, so go to or call 760-436-3036 ext. 201 to reserve your space today!

Frozen Ropes

frozen_ropes_logoAs 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 2016 – last year’s program hosted over 250 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 2016 camps run every week of summer beginning June 10.

“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 about the 4S Ranch location at or by calling 858-485-9399, and learn about the Del Mar location at or 858-643-9390. Mention this article and receive 10% off any Frozen Ropes summer camps.


Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

camp_ymcalogoEvery child’s ideal summer is as unique as their imaginations and personal interests, which is why Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA offers more than 180 different camps throughout 11 weeks of summer. They offer diverse programming for a wide range of campers ages 4 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 Stephanie Linderman, Camp Supervisor. Their camps are inclusive to all campers and even include one-on-one aids for campers with special needs. “We also run two weeks of camp for children with autism called CAMP I CAN,” added Stephanie.

The nonprofit is ultimately dedicated to making an impact in every camper’s summer. Their mission statement runs in conjunction with their year-round programs in that they are dedicated to helping every child reach their fullest potential through mind, body, and spirit. Their programming is developed with relationship building activities, problem solving skills, exposure to new interests and hobbies, and confidence building. “Camp is an opportunity for kids to get out of the classroom, explore, and learn about the world under the sun!” said Stephanie.

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA’s summer camps continue to be accredited by the American Camp Association, a symbol of their adherence to standards of high quality. In addition, their hand-picked staff of more than 200 personnel receives extensive training – all are CPR and first aid certified – and brings energy, creativity, and accountability to each program. This contributes to a memorable camp experience. “Come play at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA! We can’t wait to meet you this summer!” For more information and to register visit


Del Mar Pines School

del_mar_pines_logoDel Mar Pines School, in the heart of Carmel Valley, will kick off their 26th 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 20 through July 7, and/or Session II, running from July 11 to July 28. 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, ceramics, sports, baking, 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 child with a stimulating and creative summer, while also accommodating their own schedules. Del Mar Pines School is celebrating 38 years of academic excellence and recently opened a new building which will further enhance the learning experience of Del Mar Pines students and its summer day campers.

To learn more about Del Mar Pines School visit for course descriptions, schedules, and registration forms. The school recommends signing up early, so call 858-481-5615 to confirm space availability.


Del Mar Junior Lifeguard Program

del_mar_juniorlifegurads_logosIf your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the water, consider Del Mar Junior Lifeguard’s camp programs for a summer of improved self-esteem, physical fitness, and fun. With one, two, and four-week sessions offered for youth ages 9 through 17 – and a Little Turtles program for those ages seven and eight – Del Mar Junior Lifeguard provides a fun, safe environment for children and teens to learn new skills and knowledge pertaining to the beach and ocean environment. Each day’s activities include del_mar_juniorlifeguradsgames, warm-up swims, surf and oceanography lessons, and mock rescues. “Some activities are for fun and some can help save a life,” shared Director Turtle Rudolph. “We are here to learn and have fun, make new friends, push ourselves physically and mentally, and expand our horizons.”

All Del Mar Junior Lifeguard instructors have at least three years of experience as ocean lifeguards, as well as current CPR and First Aid certificates, in addition to holding specialty certificates. Turtle commented, “All of our instructors are extremely proud of what they do. Each strives to pass their excitement for the ocean and their sense of discipline and integrity along to their students.” Visit or call 760-944-1657 to sign up.

Little Rookies and Allstar Baseball and Softball Academy

At Little Rookies and Allstar Baseball and Softball Academy, campers will learn fundamental skills such as base running, catching, fielding, hitting, throwing, and will even get to enjoy a live game every day after lunch. This year’s camps will include special guest appearances from former Padre and Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Randy Jones, who will autograph a baseball for every player that attends. Coach Kurtis Swanberg said, “It is a great day on the field as the kids buddy up with their friends and meet new teammates. The philosophy of the camp is to always provide a fun-filled time and to let kids learn the game while being happy. It is our 25th great year!”

Camp dates include June 20 through June 24 at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley, June 27 to July 1 at Aviara Park in Carlsbad, July 18 to July 22 at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma, and Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. Half-day camps run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for $165 for five days or $33 a day, and full-day camps run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $210 for five days or $42 a day. To learn more or to watch their exciting camp videos visit for ages 4 to 6 and for ages 7 to 12, or call 858-344-7678.


Danceology Performing Arts Campus

danceology_logoIntroduce your young camper to the art of dance with an exciting camp at Danceology Performing Arts Campus. Danceology offers a variety of camps and classes throughout the summer session to provide flexibility for every family and fun for every budding dancer. Catering to young girls of all experience levels, programs range from five different tiny tot camps to intermediate workshops for dancers with at least one year of dance experience. And for those who haven’t danced before, Danceology Owner Nicole Lucia shared, “It’s never too late to start!” She continued, “We introduce young campers to the art of dance in a child-friendly environment, using proven methods of age-appropriate techniques to instill a love for the beauty of movement. We assess each dancer’s individual level and commitment and recommend classes specially designed for your child’s need.”

danceology_mainThemed tiny tot camps for dancers aged three to five years old run Mondays through Thursdays, and include three different classes each day along with breaks for crafts and snacks. On the last day, dancers perform in a special in-studio showcase for families and friends. Tiny Tot and Beginner Program Director Julia Pearson said, “Every week, our dance camps offer new routines and themed music with special props to enrich the dance experience. Your camper can go all five weeks and learn new routines each time!”

The high-quality instruction, professional facility, and engaging programs bring summer campers back year after year. Proud Danceology parent Sabrina Roux shared, “We treasure every summer spent at Danceology. My daughter would not be as poised and well-rounded of a dancer today without having started in one of Danceology’s dance camps.” To learn more about Danceology’s summer camps visit or call 858-613-1155.

WAVE Volleyball Club

camp_wavevblogoWhether checking out the game for the first time or heading to college on a volleyball scholarship, WAVE Volleyball Club’s summer camp programs offer something for everyone. Featuring high-quality instruction from experienced coaches in a fun, supportive environment, WAVE offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced programs for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.


With flexible options for all budgets, choose from skill-specific, age-specific, or mental strategy training camps in indoor or beach volleyball, or build your own combination camp and participate in both. Players can expect a maximum amount of repetitions of each skill and high energy from the WAVE coaching staff, along with feedback and detailed instruction that encourages skill development. Executive Indoor Director Brennan Dean shared, “Our camps focus on having fun and improving players’ skill sets while have a great summer experience both on and off the court.” Executive Beach Director Matt Olson continued, “With the great variety of camps offered and the detailed instruction you will receive at any of the various levels we have, our camps are incomparable. Our coaching staff is one of the best in the country!”

camp_wavevb3WAVE’s brand new south gym expansion includes four additional indoor courts which feature Taraflex flooring to offer athletes superior shock absorption and increased comfort during game play. Also offering three new on-site sand courts with outdoor lighting, the new facility addition allows WAVE to accommodate more teams and athletes in all age ranges, and complements their existing north gym and Del Mar North beach locations which are only steps away. All registration is completed online at


Studio West Recording Arts Camps

studiowest_logoMusical 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, Ike Turner, 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 other skills such as how to create electronic music, how to record instruments and vocals, and how to produce and arrange a song, all while using top recording industry software. Starting with a basic melody, by the end of the week attendees will take home an original composition they’ve arranged, produced, and recorded.
Studio West has been teaching Recording Arts for 10 years. Programs span teenagers to industry professionals and include industry certifications and a year-long degree program in Recording Arts for those interested in a professional career in the audio industry. After-school programs are also offered throughout the school year. Week-long camps run Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our location in Rancho Bernardo, from June 20 to Aug. 5. Get a 10% discount for signing up by April 15 at


Fox Mountain Adventures

camp_foxmtnlogoJoin Fox Mountain Adventures for an incredible sleepaway summer camp, right here in San Diego! With nighttime laser tag, midnight madness, movie making with friends screened pool-side under the stars, and over 50 amazing activities and electives, Fox is reinventing how kids and teens spend their summer. Be warned – parents describe time and again how their campers truly don’t stop telling stories from camp all year long.

Conveniently located at the base of the Palomar Mountains, Fox is perfect for local campers. It’s far enough away to build independence, but close enough to home for ease of mind. Optional round-trip transportation is also available from Rancho Peñasquitos and the San Diego airport.

Fox Mountain Adventures offers Overnight Adventure Camp for ages 10 to 15, High School Improv Camp for grades 9 to 12, and Summer Camp for Adults, ages 21 and up. Each youth program features over 50 electives, including archery, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, ga-ga, slime games, arts and crafts, and much more! For Fox Mountain Adventures, camp goes beyond the activities – through the immersive experiences, the camp is proud to develop campers into better leaders, more creative thinkers, and confident, caring individuals.

Plus, campers love the air-conditioned cabins, comfortable beds, delicious camp menu, and amazing counselors who ensure everyone is safe, included, and having a blast. Fox Mountain Adventures is accredited by the American Camp Association.

As a thank you for considering Fox Mountain, the camp would also love to offer you a free gift when you call at 855-FOX-CAMP. Reserve your bunk and register today at


Cathedral Catholic High School

cchs_logo2Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS), centrally located in Carmel Valley, offers a wide variety of summer enrichment and athletic programs for students currently in grades 3 through 11. Your student will be challenged in a safe environment that is intellectual, physical, creative, and, most importantly, fun!

The enrichment programs and athletic camps are offered June 20 through Aug. 5, with morning and afternoon sessions available. They are structured to hone academic and critical thinking skills, develop self-confidence, and foster motivation. The week-long sessions include a wide variety of programs, including a salute to Disney Drama Camp, Pre-Engineering, Digital Photography, soccer, tennis, football, baseball, and boys’ lacrosse, to name a few.

The academic acceleration courses are six weeks long and will run from June 20 through July 29 and July 11 through July 29, with the exception of the three-week Government and Economics program. Classes last from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CCHS offers online courses in World History, U.S. History, Economics, Government, and P.E. CCHS on-campus courses include various Math, Science (including Introduction to STEAM), and language courses. Unique courses include Computer Science and Engineering, Introduction to Web Design, and Introduction to Programming.

Please visit the school’s website for more information and registration at or call 858-523-4000.


LA Galaxy SD Soccer

camp_lagalaxylogoHeadquartered in Carlsbad, LA Galaxy San Diego is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that also happens to be the largest soccer club in Northern San Diego County. Whether a student is four years old or 18 years old, a recreational player, collegiate bound athlete, or somewhere inbetween, LA Galaxy’s excellent year-round and summer programs offer a seamless player pathway and comprehensive soccer curriculum for players of every age, every level, and every aspiration.

They believe first and foremost in individual player development, and their camps are designed to allow players to work on their technical ability in a fun and safe atmosphere. Players will be taught the mechanics of individual skills, opposition (attack/defend), and then have the opportunity to work these skills into small-sided game situations.

The club’s professional staff works hard to ensure the best possible soccer experience for their players, their families, and the local community. To learn more about their upcoming summer camps and clinics visit


San Diego Art Loft

camp_sdartloftlogocamp_sdartloftStep out of the classroom and into the art studio with the San Diego Art Loft’s summer camp programs. They offer a real art studio experience with a concentration on building observational drawing and painting skills. Their program will show your child or teen that learning is visual, hands-on, and fun.

Students will create art in an encouraging environment, and will have the opportunity to experiment with many different styles and materials. Owner and instructor Elissa Lieberman states, “Drawing and painting skills are attainable to anybody who wants to see with an artist’s eye. Our lessons can offer students the lenses with which to see the world in new ways. This is important in support of self-esteem, scholastic achievement, and dedication to work ethic.” Programs are open to youth ages 10 and up, and even offer a college prep art program that can be integrated into the camp for high school students looking to boost college applications. For more information visit or call

Horizon Prep Summer 

horizonprep_logoHorizon Prep Summer offers students entering pre-school, elementary school, middle school, and high school outstanding opportunities for 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, improve athletic ability, and become even more prepared for the challenges of the next academic level. Students will find the summer program offerings diverse, engaging, and interactive! 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. HP’s enthusiastic teachers and faculty are ready to provide a spiritual, educational, challenging, and fun-filled summer experience.

Enrichment courses • For-credit courses
Summer athletic camps • And more!
Sessions offered June-August 2016

Visit to find everything you need: registration forms, dates, and course catalogs. It’s going to be a great time at Prep Summer 2016!


ZCode 2016 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

All-Star Academy
With a variety of programs, All-Star Academy provides a fun and affordable opportunity for children to explore athletics, creative projects, and participate in hands-on lessons to improve critical thinking.
10760 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Best in Class Education Center
Best in Class provides supplemental education through comprehensive curricula to promote foundation-level enrichment and critical thinking. Their programs strive to create the best experience to build better teachers and successful students.
12234 Poway Rd., Suite 204
Poway, CA 92064

Bilingual Quentz/坤慈
Quentz Bilingual offers English-Chinese programs focused on education, connection, and fun. Ages three and up explore abacus math, Mandarin, Chinese calligraphy, music and drama, origami, art, hands-on science, and field trips.
9840 La Tortola Ct.
San Diego, CA 92129

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
Blast from the past! This summer BGCSM campers explore science, technology, art, and more through fun projects and awesome field trips. Special Track for grades 6-9.
1 Positive Pl.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-471-2490 ext. 306

Boys & Girls Club of Vista
Boys & Girls Club of Vista offers safe and fun year-round programs for boys and girls ages 5-18 including sports, music, technology, field trips, day camps, art, drama, and leadership clubs at five sites in Vista and Oceanside.
410 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA 92083

Bronco Ball Youth Camps
With a focus on individual skill enhancement, Bronco Ball Youth Camps offers high-quality instruction from experienced professional, college, and high school coaches who can help your child or teen improve in all areas of basketball this summer.

Carlsbad Educational Foundation
The Foundation offers over 50 fun and educational summer camps for K-8. Camp registration begins March 4. Camps run June 20 to Aug. 5, in congruence with Summer Kids’ Care.
5631 Palmer Way, Suite L
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 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 in K-8 grade. Lunch and before and after care are included for one low price.
1200 Vale Terrance Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

Country Montessori
Country Montessori School’s Cricket Camp and Kookaburra Camp offer a wide range of adventures for children age 2.5 through fourth grade. Weeklong sessions vary in theme, and each camp includes art, music, and movement for an inspiring experience.
12642 Monte Vista Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

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., Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92127

Del Mar Ballet
Del Mar Ballet provides summer workshops for dancers of all ages and experience levels. Their instructors offer quality training in classical and contemporary ballet, musical theater, and jazz dance.
11211 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite T
San Diego, CA 92121

Del Mar Junior Lifeguards
Del Mar Junior Lifeguard’s one-, two-, and four-week summer camp sessions provide a fun, safe environment for children and teens to learn new skills and knowledge pertaining to the beach and ocean environment.
P.O. Box 494
Cardiff, CA 92007

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 to math to reading and writing, there’s something that caters to every child.
3975 Torrington St.
San Diego, CA 92130

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

Encinitas Parks and Recreation Dept.
Junior Lifeguards, Seaside Day Camp, and hundreds of others, Encinitas Parks and Rec has got you covered this summer!
505 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Floaties Swim School
Floaties Swim School is a safe, fun environment where all ages build both confidence and skill in the water. From Infant Aquatics to Core Swim Classes to Special Needs Classes to the Tritons Swim Team, there’s a perfect way for anyone to make a splash.
13180 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Fox Mountain Adventures
Fox Mountain Adventures offers over 50 amazing electives from archery to rock climbing to swimming and movie making during their Overnight Adventure Camp, High School Improv Camp, and Summer Camp for Adults. Ages 10 and up can dive into the adventure at the base of the Palomar Mountains.
24102 Highway 76
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

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

Horizon Prep
Horizon Prep Summer invites students from pre-K through high school to explore a vast variety of summer courses. Both inside and outside the classroom, the summer programs provide outstanding opportunities for review, enrichment, advancement, and fun.
P.O. Box 9070
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts
Inspired Movement offers something for dancers of all ages and skill level. Camps and intensives are focused on instilling a love and foundation for dance in every student.
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., #101
San Diego, CA 92121

Intrepid Theatre Company
In a fun and creative environment, campers (ages 6-15) develop theater skills, confidence, and social skills through collaboration and performances at the Encinitas Community Center. Teaching artists lead week-long classes focused on acting, singing, and dance, with one specialty class. Each week features a different play and culminates in a showcase performance for friends and family.
P.O. Box 235852
Encinitas, CA 92023

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Rancho Bernardo
Kumon of Rancho Bernardo has served local families for over 20 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

LA Galaxy SD Soccer
The largest soccer club in North County, LA Galaxy San Diego’s summer programs offer a seamless player pathway and comprehensive soccer curriculum for players of every age, every level, and every aspiration. They focus on providing a fun, safe environment.
5315 Avenida Encinas, #200
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Little Rookies T-Ball School
Little Rookies and Allstar Baseball and Softball brings half- and full-day summer camp programs to sports lovers ages 4-12.

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

Master Sports
From traditional sports like basketball to adventure sports like laser tag and extreme dodgeball, Master Sports offers something for the sports lover in everyone.
10531 4S Commons Dr.,
Suite 484
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.,
Suite 175
San Diego, CA 92127

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, Suite 190
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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., Suite J
San Diego, CA 92126

Mathnasium – Poway
Prevent the summer slide or get a head start on the next grade with Mathnasium’s summer programs, which provide individualized learning plans and drop-in sessions for grades 1-12.
13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Mathnasium – Rancho Penasquitos
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.
9873 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Mathnasium – S. Escondido
Stop in Mathnasium of South Escondido and get a head start on building math skills and number sense. Drop-in sessions and individualized learning plans make summer programs flexible for any family’s schedule.
1835 S Centre City Pkwy., Ste G
Escondido, CA 92025

Mobile Technology Camp
Summer fun is reinvented through the lens of Mobile Technology in this fun, innovative camp for ages 8-13. Through Coding, Circuits, and Android App Design, Mobile Tech Camp inspires campers to become the builders of tomorrow’s technology instead of just consumers.
9230 Gold Coast Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126

North County Soccer Park
This summer, North County Soccer Park will host soccer and baseball camps for children ages 4-12. They offer week-long camps that focus on teaching sportsmanship, safety, and skill development.
14530 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

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 Swim + Rancho Arbolitos
Serve up some fun this summer with Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos swim and tennis camps for ages 5-14. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches.
14343 Silverset St.
Poway, CA 92064

Poway Unified School District
PUSD’s one-week long Summer Youth Enrichment Camps allow students to participate in a variety of activities from foreign languages to coding to photography to arts or other hobbies. Open to all students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
13626 Twin Peaks Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Poway Youth Soccer Camps
Poway Youth Soccer League’s Summer Camp and Advanced Camp programs give young athletes the chance to improve skills, build friendships, and have fun. Kids of all skill levels will learn from the program’s talented coaches.
P.O. Box 515
Poway, CA 92074

Prodigy Dance
Prodigy Dance Company offers a variety of different summer dance camps and intensives for dancers age 3-18. Their programs offer a nurturing environment that help students grow not only as dancers but also as individuals.
13350 Camino Del Sur, #3B
San Diego, CA 92129

Rancho Family YMCA
The Rancho Family YMCA offers a wide variety of camp programs that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility for the youth of North County San Diego.
9410 Fairgrove Ln.
San Diego, CA 92129

Rockin’ Jump
Rockin’ Jump is a safe, fun way to get your heart pumping. From trampoline dodgeball to foam pits to vast open jump areas, jumpers of all ages can tumble, soar, and share the laughter.
8190 Miralani Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126

Royal Academy of Performing Arts
From beginner classes to intensives, RAPA hosts many fun and exciting camps each summer for dancers and artists ages 3-18. RAPA camps offer a variety of the arts such as dance, acting, singing, strengthening, and much more.
11494 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite A
San Diego, CA 92121

San Diego Art Loft
Learn how to create amazing art this summer with San Diego Art Loft’s classes and workshops in painting and drawing.
3421 Tripp Ct., Studio 2
San Diego, CA 92121

San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden’s Summer Youth Enrichment Camps provide five weeks of fun, educational activities for children interested in interacting with nature. One-week camps are offered for photography, gardening, playful survival skills, and more.
230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-436-3036 ext. 201

San Diego Rowing Club
The San Diego Rowing Club is dedicated to promoting youth rowing in San Diego. Their summer programs take place on beautiful Mission Bay and offer an opportunity for children ages 10-18 to learn how to row during a two-week session.
1220 El Carmel Pl.
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego & Seaside Volleyball Club
San Diego and Seaside Volleyball Clubs provide a wide range of camps for girls and boys ages 8-18 throughout the summer at their expansive 4S Ranch facility. Join the fun!
10806 Willow Ct., Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92127

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., Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92131
858-586-7834 or
4645 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92130

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., Suite K
San Diego, CA 92128

STAR Repertory Theatre
STAR Rep’s 2016 Summer Study/Performance program will offer a two-week “Winnie the Pooh the Musical” theater intensive program from June 20 to July 1, with a review and performance on July 2. Students will enjoy a flexible schedule, and will learn to sing, act, and dance from professionals in the industry.
329 East Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025

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

Surfin Fire
Catch a wave and feel a rush like you’ve never experienced with Surfin Fire surf camps this summer. Providing a positive learning environment, highly qualified and experienced staff, and fun and thrilling lessons, Surfin Fire will teach your student the ins and outs of this adventurous sport.
6714 Lemon Leaf Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92011

TechKnowHow Robotics & Tech Summer Camps
TechKnowHow’s week-long summer camps offer a variety of fun and enriching hands-on projects which teach students how to use technology creatively.

The Inspired Mind Learning Center
The Inspired Mind Learning Center inspires children in grades K-12 to achieve greater academic success with the help of math tutoring, STEM classes, and test prep courses.
16766 Bernardo Center Dr., #103
San Diego, CA 92128

Therapeutic Literacy Center
Similar to their year-round programs, Therapeutic Literacy Center’s summer camps provide specialized training in underlying learning skills. Their programs can erase reading, writing, and math learning challenges.
990 Highland Dr., Suite 106-D
Solana Beach, CA 92075

TRC Gymnastics
Since 1992, TRC Gymnastics has provided outstanding gymnastics and tumbling instruction. In addition to their year-round programs, they offer a variety of summer programs for children of all ages and skill level.
722 Genevieve St., Suite L
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Tri-City Christian School
The summer programs at Tri-City Christian School emphasize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop students who are able to excel in their next level of education and beyond.
302 North Emerald Dr.
Vista, CA 92083
760-630-8227 ext. 215

WAVE Volleyball Club
Get sandy at the beach and improve beach volleyball skills, learn a new indoor technique or position, and improve your mental game with WAVE Volleyball Club’s summer camps for players of all levels from kindergarten through 12th grade.
15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
877-417-WAVE ext. 1

YAK Academy – San Diego
Ages 1-8 years old to learn Mandarin and Spanish through play-based immersion class at Yak Academy. The world-class native speaking instructors and engaging curriculum give young learners the chance to explore the world through language, culture, and community. Half-day Preschool, Summer Camps, and Enrichment Class are available.
9939 Hibert St., Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92131

YMCA Overnight Camps
Experience laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories in the outdoors with one of YMCA of San Diego’s popular overnight camps at Camp Marston, Raintree Ranch, or Camp Surf.
560 Silver Strand Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
619-423-5850 ext. 10213