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 2017 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.


A Bright Summer Is Ahead at Maranatha Christian Schools Summer Camps

Academics, Athletics, Performing Arts, and Fun for Grades Preschool-12

by JENNIFER FRAKES AND KATHY WALL | photos by Spark Photography

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It may seem hard to believe, but summer is rapidly approaching. Local parents and children looking for summer enrichment at reasonable prices in a safe and nurturing environment can find a wide variety of academic, athletic, and fun-filled options at Maranatha Christian Schools (MCS). In the heart of the 4S Ranch and Del Sur Communities is a thriving summer camp with opportunities for all ages. “MCS offers over 20 enrichment classes, musical theatre camps, and sports camps,” said Julie Elliott, Summer Programs Director. “We also offer a Summer Games Program, which is a one-week multi-sports camp for ages 5 to 12. MCS partners with K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates to welcome special needs students to the camp.”

“The most important quality of our program,” Ms. Elliott emphasized, “is our desire to see students achieve their highest potential through arts, academics, and athletics with the gifts and talents God has given them.”

“Children learn and play in a safe Christian environment. Classes are divided by grade level to ensure appropriate levels of challenge and participation.”

MCS has an exciting new Theatre Arts Camp for junior high and high school students. The two-week camp will culminate in students performing a Broadway Showcase production, Disney’s High School Musical.

MCS’ Summer Camp program is designed to allow students to mix and match academics with fun classes for a well-balanced camp experience. Academic enrichment options range from preschool to high school, including subject-specific English, math, science, and computer courses, as well as classes that feature STEM activities. Fun classes include arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, science, and other extracurricular activities to explore.

General summer camp sessions are broken into two three-week sessions, allowing for part-time or full-time attendance. Students can attend a single class or multiple classes that are divided into morning and afternoon schedules. JH and HS Theatre Camp will be offered July 17 through 28, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Ms. Elliott, MCS has a reputation for friendliness, safety, and cleanliness. “Our program is professionally managed by individuals who are passionate about building self-esteem in children. Our Christ-centered culture encourages a high level of dignity and respect, based on a solid foundation of ethics and morality,” stated Ms. Elliott. Safety is a top priority, with each child signed in and out of the camp programs by a parent or guardian. All staff must pass a Live Scan® screen and background check, and are trained in CPR and first aid. A majority of the summer staff consists of credentialed teachers and varsity coaches who are employed by MCS during the school year.

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MCS is excited about welcoming the community to another summer of enrichment and exploration, “Summer session helps increase grades, confidence and motivation all year long,” added Ms. Elliott. “We provide a highly engaging learning environment that inspires students to work harder, reach higher, and achieve more success throughout the school year – and we have a lot of fun along the way!”

For more information, please visit www.maranathachristianschools.org.

PRESCHOOL JUNE 5-30       |       K-8TH & JH JUNE 19-JULY  28       |       HS JULY  17-28

At-A-Glance

Name of Business: Maranatha Christian Schools
Name of Superintendent: Jess Hetherington
Year of Establishment: 1991
Address: 9050 Maranatha Dr., San Diego, CA 92127
Website: www.MaranathaChristianSchools.org
Email: MCS@MaranathaChristianSchools.org
Phone: 858-759-9737
Description of Business: Maranatha Christian Schools is a Christ-centered learning community where students experience God’s love, are equipped to fulfill God’s unique call and purpose, and excel in their God-given potential through academics, arts, and athletics.


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 www.danceology.biz or call 858-613-1155.


San Diego Force FC

sdforcefc_logoSan Diego Force Futbol Club (SD Force FC) Camps offer the exciting opportunity to experience specialized, intensive soccer training focusing on the technical, tactical, and physical demands of the game. The camps are geared toward players ages 4 to 16 who have a passion for the game and wish to enhance their technical individual skills and improve their ability to freely express themselves with the ball.

Training is led by the SD Force FC technical directors of coaching – Jose Ocampo (Director); Adrian Ocampo (Assistant Director – Girls); and Paul Currie (Assistant Director – Boys) – and the rest of the coaching staff. The technical coaching staff has a combined 70-plus years of coaching experience varying from youth competitive soccer all the way to the semi-professional soccer levels. In youth soccer, the technical directors, along with their coaching staff, bring several years of experience and success in high-level soccer leagues such as Elite Clubs National League (ECNL); Academy; and several Cal South State Championships. The brand of soccer all of the coaches teach is a “Tiki Taka” style of play (quick, short-distance passing) coupled with promoting individual creativity with the ball at the player’s feet. This same method is applied to all youth teams during the camps.

These camps provide players a fun environment to learn, discover new techniques that improve confidence, champion the acquired skills, and work as a team. These skills will give each player the opportunity for success at any level of soccer and give them the added benefit of building lifelong friendships.

Camps will begin in April 2017! Learn more at www.SDForceFC.com.


Challenge Island 

challengeisland_logoChallenge Island camps are the perfect destination for your child during summer and other school breaks. Built around pop culture themes kids love, Challenge Island camps feel like action-packed vacations in their own right! The wide array of trademark camp themes include Super Hero Camp, Emoji Camp, Mindcraft Camp, Icky Me Minion Camp, and many more that keep kids engaged.

challengeisland_mainGive your kids a summer camp experience that packs in hours of fun, encourages collaboration with new friends, and offers plenty of brain-busting challenge activities. Each day’s activities are grounded in core STEM/STEAM curriculum concepts and problem-solving, creative-thinking, and team-building challenges.

“Challenge Island has a magic formula. My 10-year-old son has attended many other camps and has never been as excited about any of them as he was about his Challenge Island camp,” said parent Marcus S.

Contact the Challenge Island team with any questions at CISanDiego@challenge-island.com or 858-633-7648 and discover more at www.challenge-island.com/sandiegocn.

 


YMCA Overnight Camps

ymca_logoSince 1921, the YMCA of San Diego’s overnight camps have been providing positive, life-changing experiences in the outdoors. They combine the fun children want with the growth experiences they need. YMCA Camp Marston has been a San Diego favorite for thousands of children and families. Camp Marston offers adventure, fun, friendships, and great staff – all on a spectacular 236-acre site – with activities including archery, swimming, climbing, crafts, sports, and more. YMCA Raintree Ranch is a wonderful small camp dedicated to western horseback riding. Thirty-eight horses, two instructional arenas, and miles of trails all provide an excellent learning environment. YMCA Camp Surf is a spectacular, ocean-front camp just south of San Diego. This 45-acre facility offers one- and two-week sessions filled with surfing, bodyboarding, and traditional camp activities. These camps add laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories to a host of activities. Learn more at www.ymca.org/camp.

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Little Rookies & AllStar Baseball & Softball Summer Camps

littlerookies_logoLittle Rookies and AllStar Baseball and Softball camps offer boys and girls ages 4 to 12 the ultimate training environment. Baseball and softball programs are divided into age and skill divisions for the best individual experience. The Little Rookies division serves ages 4 to 6, and AllStar Baseball and Softball serves ages 7 to 12. Full-day, half-day, and extended options are available to fit any family schedule at locations throughout San Diego.

“My goal is for each player to first have an enjoyable experience, learn all the great fundamentals of the game the right way, and round themselves out to become the complete player by playing in a live game each day,” said Coach Kurtis Swanberg, owner of Little Rookies.

Young players learn the fundamentals with state-of-the-art equipment – hitting and throwing nets, baseball and softball pitching machines, portable pitching mounds, a 60 by 15-foot batting cage, and more. Every afternoon is a chance to put those fundamentals into practice with daily live games.

The team spirit and camaraderie solidify the experience. “The players and families look forward to summer camp every year, and it’s a big reunion of players, friends, families, and coaches,” said Coach Kurtis. “It’s amazing to see the kids’ growth each summer as they move up in divisions.” As Brad Ausmus, Manager of the Detroit Tigers, put it, “Coach Kurtis teaches each student valuable fundamental work that connects them to the game and creates super confidence in all as they learn under him. They graduate from the clinics at a much higher level of ball.”

Learn more at www.LittleRookiesTBallSchool.com and www.AllStarBaseballSoftball.com.

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Bronco Ball Youth Camps

broncoball_logoIf your child or teen is looking to improve their athletic skills this summer, look no further than Bronco Ball Youth Summer Camps. Bronco Ball offers high-quality instruction from experienced professional, college, and high school coaches who are hand-selected for their ability to teach and coach. For boys and girls ages 5 to 13, Bronco Ball camps will teach your student the fundamentals of the game while incorporating the team concept.

Each camp session runs for four days, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and each day includes group warm-ups, various skill clinics, game time, and team practices. What makes the program stand out, however, is their philosophy on the importance of skill enhancement. Coach Nick Gehler explained, “We are committed to helping campers improve their individual basketball skills in all areas of the game. Our camp philosophy is to treat each student as an individual.” At the end of the camp, each player will receive a skills assessment so they know what areas they should work on. Former player Steve Jones attested to the abilities of Bronco Ball coaches, “Coach Gehler is a player’s coach whose passion for the game brings out the best in his players. He is a great leader and mentor on and off the court.” Camp sessions run from June 12-15, 19-22, and 26-29, and the cost is $255. Campers will receive a camp ball, camp t-shirt, player report card, and camper’s manual.

For more information visit www.rbbroncoball.com.

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Country Montessori School

countrymontessori_logoThis summer, parents who want to give their children the opportunity to broaden their horizons need look no further than a local school. Country Montessori School, situated on a three-acre campus with extensive playground areas, will offer seven individually themed camp weeks with half-day and full-day options for ages 2.5 to 10 years.

“The teachers and staff were phenomenal. Each week my son came home with the cutest arts and crafts and paperwork about the camp topic. It says something that my son wanted me to pick him up as late as possible because he was having so much fun at camp. It is enjoyable to see your child learn in such a fun way and make new friends!” said Tracy Matula. Her son Dante added, “I liked that each week we learned about new topics. I am sure going to miss everyone, but I can’t wait for next summer.”

Camp topics range from Engineering to Sports Camp for the Elementary school-aged children and from Dr. Seuss to Sea Animals for the Early Childhood children. “All camps are led by CMS staff, and there is before- and after-camp childcare available” said Sheila Walker, Director of Admissions and Enrollment. Discover more at www.countrymontessori.org.

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4S Dance Academy

4sdanceacademy_logoYour child’s imagination and enthusiasm for dance will soar this summer with 4S Dance Academy’s Summer Dance Camps! 4SDA has designed several different programs to inspire dancers ages three and up. Younger dancers will enjoy learning ballet and tap as they dance and act out a variety of fairytales and storybook ballets. They will also create props and headpieces that will further bring the characters to life. Older dancers will be able to take their technique and training to the next level with 4SDA’s Summer Intensive Camps. Curriculum will include daily ballet class, as well as pointe/pre-pointe, variations, jazz, contemporary, and so much more!

Both the dance camps and intensive camps will culminate with parent in-class observation and a pizza party! Summer is the perfect time to further your dancer’s growth and they will benefit from the small class sizes and professional instruction that 4S Dance Academy offers. Learn more at www.4sdanceacademy.com or call 858-385-1999.4sdanceacademy_main


Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts

inspireddancemov_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. IM and their team of highly qualified and experienced instructors strive to share their passion for dance with students of all ages and experience levels. “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.

inspireddancemov_1Inspired Movement offers specialized week-long summer camp experiences for ages five to eight, and nine and up. Each age group can choose from programs that focus on musical theater, hip hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, and more. Intensives are also offered for more advanced dancers. During intensives, dancers have the opportunity to learn from professional master teachers. Intensive programs, as well as all programs for students nine and up, are full days, while those ages five to eight participate in half days. Summer camps mainly consist of dance instruction, but students will also enjoy arts and crafts, games, and other
fun activities.

While IM primarily prides themselves on their excellent dance programs and supportive atmosphere, they acknowledge that safety is a priority. “Inspired Movement is a safe and healthy environment,” said Jenna. Dancers must be checked in and signed out at the front desk each day, and are supervised at all times to ensure a fun and safe experience. For more information on IM’s instructors, programs, and camps offered visit www.inspiredmovementdance.com.

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All-Star Academy

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With close to 60 programs, All-Star Academy provides elementary students with a well-rounded summer camp experience that implements educational, athletic, and imaginative activities for campers. During regular camp sessions, campers can explore sports like tennis, ice skating, swim, dance, and more. In addition, many engaging STEAM classes are offered – including Game Design and Lego Robotic Engineering – that foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. To keep the environment fresh and vibrant, classes change weekly and different themes are carried out throughout summer. To accommodate parents’ busy work schedules, All-Star is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Full-day and extended day camps are optional, with programs offered at different times throughout the day.

Families are invited to the Junior Stars Camp open house to meet teachers, staff, and vendors on April 1 at 10 a.m. Online registration will open March 15.allstaracademy2

STEAM and Leadership Camp: Grades 6-9
All-Star’s STEAM and leadership summer camps feature half-day and full-day programs such as FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, Speech and Debate, Business Planning, Creative Art, Digital Photography, Academic Writing, Competitive Math, Java Programming, Introduction to Chemistry and Physics, etc. Classes are taught by highly qualified school teachers and industry experts. These programs will be hosted at a school in 4S Ranch; transportation will be provided for pick-up and drop-off from Westview High School and Canyon Crest Academy.
The open house is scheduled at 10 a.m. on April 29. Online registration opens April 15.

To learn more about All-Star Academy’s value and programming visit
www.all-staracademy.com or call 858-217-5990 or 858-356-7751.

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Mathnasium

Prevent The Summer Slide with Mathnasium

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 is here to stop the decline! Students can close gaps from the previous year, deepen problem solving skills, build up their mastery of math facts and number sense, get a refresher for an upcoming course, or get
a head start on skills they will learn in the new year!

The summer program allows for drop-in sessions for students in grades 1 to 12. Our initial assessment helps the talented Mathnasium team develop an individualized learning plan for each student, and later, a progress report to document growth and achievement by the end of summer. The Mathnasium Method® has demonstrated great success in helping kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Call now!

4S Ranch
10543 4S Commons Dr. Suite 175
San Diego, CA 92127
858-312-8888

Poway
13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-513-7887

PQ
9873 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
858-578-2862

South Escondido
1835 S Centre City Pkwy. Suite G
Escondido, CA 92025
442-999-5250

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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: door-to-door transportation, traditional camp activities (think MUD!), 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.”
Their 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 as a licensed, organized San Diego camp.

Stuart and his wife Kelly both have graduate degrees in psychology and bring years of long-term 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.

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Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Camps

pacswim-chiara-ra_logoPacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Camps are all about having fun while making friends, learning sportsmanship, and building skills. Spring swim and tennis camps run April 10 to 14; summer swim and tennis camps run June 12 to Aug. 11; and summer swim team runs June 12 to Aug. 12.

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Parents can choose full-day camps or half-day camps. Weeklong sessions feature tennis or swim and tennis combined. “For 20 years our camps have provided a safe place in the summer for kids to make new friends while learning to swim and play tennis,” revealed Owner Di Molenaar. Kids are divided by age and ability. In the pool and on the court, children can work on technique, play games, and win prizes. Early drop-off and aftercare are available.

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The Pacific Swim coaches are CPR, Lifeguard, and USA Swim Coach Certified. The kids have a good time while learning and improving their strokes and new skills. Swimmers attend three times per week, and there are three fun novice swim meets where everyone wins ribbons. Days and times are flexible as multiple classes are offered in the morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday and Saturday morning.

Chira Tennis Academy
Chira Tennis Academy (CTA) is a high-performance tennis academy with training programs for all levels and ages from beginners to top sectional and national players. Through hard work, discipline, and dedication, CTA programs offer accelerating improvement under all aspects of the game: physical, technical, tactical, and mental, with highly qualified coaches at national and international levels.

Learn more at www.RanchoArbolitos.com, www.PacificSwim.com, and www.ChiraTennisAcademy.com.

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Huntington Learning Center 

huntington_logoThis summer offers the perfect opportunity for students to get back on track with academics at Huntington Learning Center. Since 1977, Huntington has helped students in kindergarten through 12th grade to improve their grades, test scores, and confidence through proven programs. Their team of highly qualified teachers provides thorough academic evaluations and individualized instruction tailored to each student’s specific needs.

Students can receive tutoring in reading, writing, vocabulary, math, and more. For more advanced students, help is offered in subjects such as algebra, geometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, etc. In need of some extra preparation for that important test? Huntington Learning Center has every student covered with test prep programs that include, but are not limited to, the SAT, ACT, AP, and GED. For a full list of their academic tutoring and test prep programs, visit the center’s website.

To learn more, visit www.huntingtonhelps.com/center/carmelmountain or call 858-433-6280. Call before June 30th and save $100 when you enroll this summer!

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Drawn2Art San Diego

drawn2art_logoJoin Drawn2Art this summer for a variety of camps that are designed to spark a desire for future investigation and learning for young artists ages four to 17. Camps are offered for half or full days each week, with alternating camp themes that include:

• Cartoon Clay Sculpture: Students are taught basic sculpting techniques to create and paint some of their favorite cartoon characters, such as SpongeBob and the Smurfs.

• Anime & Cartooning: Learn the basic fundamentals of traditional and Japanese-style cartooning. Create original anime characters and even a self-portrait!

• Storybook: This camp offers fun, creative, and educational projects in different media each day for four to six-year-olds, including clay sculpture, paper sculpture, print relief, and more.

• Figure Drawing: Learn to draw three-dimensional heads and figures using simple step-by-step techniques, including a self-portrait.

• Printmaking: Extend drawing and painting skills to create multiple images, as well as images novel to the printmaking process.

For more information or to register contact 858-538-5278 or D2ASanDiego@gmail.com.

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Del Mar Junior Lifeguards

delmarjuniorlifeguards_logosIf your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the ocean, 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 nine 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. Daily activities include games, surf and boogie board time, lifesaving/emergency skills training, and respect of the ocean environment. “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 www.delmarjg.com or call 760-944-1657 to sign up.

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Studio West Music Production 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 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 music production for 10 years. Our programs span from middle school to industry professionals and include industry certifications and a year-long degree 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. Week-long camps run Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo location, from June 19 to Aug. 4. Get a $50 discount for signing up by April 15 at www.studiowest.com.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

bgc_75logoThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) is committed to helping kids of all backgrounds and interests develop into well-rounded, successful young adults. “Our clubs are an age-appropriate place of physical and emotional safety and stability for our club members, where they have structure and clearly defined boundaries,” said Joe Sorenson, Regional Manager. “Our youth can build strong, positive connections with adult role models and their peers. The staff makes the club feel like a home where members can be free to be themselves and enjoy being kids.”

BGCGSD focuses on programs that promote academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles. The Clubs offer an Ultimate Summer Camp for all ages. A Summer Adventure Club for middle-schoolers is available at select sites, including 4S Ranch and Poway. A typical camp week includes arts and crafts, computer lab time, physical fitness activities, game room time, and field trips.

Learn more about the programs at www.sdyouth.org.

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Cathedral Catholic High School

cathedralcatholic_logoCathedral Catholic High School (CCHS), centrally located in Carmel Valley, offers a wide variety of summer enrichment and athletic programs for grades 3 through 12. Your student will be challenged in a safe environment that is intellectual, physical, creative and, most importantly, fun!

The enrichment programs and athletic camps start June 19 through August 7, 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 for students in grades 3 through 12 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 just a few.

The academic acceleration courses are six weeks long and will run June 19 through July 7 and July 10 through 27, 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 website for more information and registration at www.CathedralCatholic.org or call 858-523-4000.

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Therapeutic Literacy Center

tlc_logoEnd the homework battle. Is your child average to above average intelligence but not reaching their potential? Is your child taking too much time doing homework that should take only a few minutes? This can be changed. There are solutions. This summer is the time to make that happen before repeating the same pattern next school year.

tlc1“When 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.”
TLC does much more than literacy. They have become renowned for the results they get with fixing the challenges related to ADHD, auditory processing deficits, executive function, as well as reading and writing skills. These problems don’t fix themselves.

How does it work? TLC plans everything they do to meet each individual need through one-on-one therapeutic programming and through small group offerings when appropriate.
Why not take advantage of the summer months to change the patterns of last year? Students can raise themselves to grade level reading, master their math facts, and improve their handwriting and writing skills. These skills are necessary, not only for success in the increasingly complexity of the Common Core curriculum, but also for life!

Use this summer to change your child’s future. Visit www.therapeuticliteracycenter.com or call 858-481-2200 to see how TLC can help.

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Del Mar Pines School

delmarpinesschool_logoDel Mar Pines School, located in the heart of Carmel Valley, will kick off their 27th 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 19 through July 6, and/or Session II, running from July 10 to July 27. 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. They even provide reading and writing workshops – 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 39 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.

Visit www.delmarpines.com for course descriptions, schedules, and registration forms. Registration is open as of March 1. Sign up early as classes fill up quickly. Call 848-481-5615 for more information and to confirm space availability.”

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Southern California Ballet

socalballet_logoFor 30 years, award-winning dance academy and company Southern California Ballet has been educating young dancers in the Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and Rancho Peñasquitos areas in the art of ballet and other dance styles. This summer SCB will offer the Discover Dance Camp series for the youngest dancers and intensive training for advanced ballerinas. “We want to introduce new dancers to our curriculum in a fun and educational manner,” said Executive Director Kate Hirsh. Camps and intensives will focus activities on a weekly theme, starting with the romantic ballet Giselle in week one. The following weeks will focus on the classical story of The Sleeping Beauty and the virtuosic ballet Swan Lake. Each week will culminate with an in-studio presentation for the parents to enjoy.

socalballetThe Discover Dance Camp for ages four to eight runs from June 12 to 30 and takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with an option to bring a bagged lunch and eat with friends until 1 p.m. The young dancers will also enjoy prop-making and scenery-painting crafts, contemporary dance styles, freedom of movement, and dancing in groups.

Southern California Ballet’s newly appointed Artistic Director Martha Leebolt has programmed an exceptional training plan from July 10 to 28 for dancers age nine to pre-college. The international award-winning ballerina will teach and inspire the dancers to higher heights with daily classes in ballet, repertoire, conditioning, and stretching complimented by other master teachers of jazz, contemporary, and character. Clinics will teach techniques for better turns and jumps; applying stage make-up; preparing and maintaining pointe shoes; and making a ballet bun in your hair.

Learn more at www.southerncaliforniaballet.org or call 858-674-1006. Discover Dance Campers who sign up with a friend save $50 each week by using code zfriend.


San Diego Fencing Center

sdfencingcenter_logoTake part in a summer camp at San Diego Fencing Center and you will be introduced to the exciting Olympic sport of fencing. Fencing is one of just four sports to be featured in every modern Olympics, and now your child can learn this amazing skill that exercises the body and mind! Fencing helps develop sdfencingcenter_maincoordination, quick creative thinking, and the use of strategy.
Each camp day is run by a highly qualified and experienced coaching staff that is dedicated to teaching fencing through fun drills, games, and challenges. Each session concludes with an in-house tournament. No special equipment is needed for the camp – fencing gear is provided!
The camps are open to children ages 7 to 12 and cost $100 for a week-long session. Summer camp sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. through June and July. Participants should wear athletic attire. San Diego Fencing Center also offers year-round programs. Learn more or register now by visiting www.sandiegofencing.com or calling 760-746-7007.

 

 


Prep Summer

prepsummer_logoPrep Summer offers students entering preschool, 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. Prep Summer’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. Visit prepsummer.org to find everything you need: registration forms, dates, and course offerings. It’s going to be a great time at Prep Summer 2017!

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Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito

b&gc_logoFor ages 5 through 15, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is offering camps throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, and Solana Beach. Camp season will begin June 19 and run through Aug. 24, with unique scheduling options offered for each program.

For adventurers ages 5 to 13, Adventure Day Camps offer one-day, five-day, and even 15-day camp programs, focusing on sports, games, computers, and arts and crafts. Jr. Adventure Camps exposes kids ages 5 to 7 to a variety of sports and activities, all of which have been broken down into age-appropriate fundamental skills. For ages 8 to 12, one-week specialty camps let campers explore a new activity for the first time or focus on an area they already have an interest in, while making friends in a summer camp setting. Specialty camps include Art, Chess, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Girl Power, S.T.E.A.M., Musical Theater, Legoland-themed camps, and more.

In addition, BGC San Dieguito offers sports camps designed to focus on basic fundamentals, teamwork, physical activity, and self-esteem. The dedicated camp and coaching staff evaluate campers’ strengths and weaknesses to ensure proper training throughout each camp session. One-week sports camps options include Bulldogs Basketball, Cheer, Dodgeball & GaGa, Fitness & Fun, Flag Football, Golf, and much more. Camp & Swim, for ages 6 to 11, offers five two-week sessions and three different swimmer skill levels.

Week-long camps are also offered for teens ages 10 to 14. Teens can have fun and experience programs such as Digital Photography, Teen Fitness & Fun, Teen Girl Power, Intro to Drawing, Multi Sports, Surf Camp, and more. For those looking to build their professional skills, the Leaders in Training Program (LIT) is offered for ages 14 to 15. LIT gives teens hands-on experience as they work with staff and younger campers. LIT hours can be used as community service. The program fee is $110 per five days; applications available online.

BGC San Dieguito’s camps also offer a variety of field trip options throughout the summer. Your camper can enjoy bowling, the New Children’s Museum, Wave Waterpark, mini golf, the zoo, Padres games, Legoland, and more! Swimming field trips are free to all campers.

Overall, the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito offers affordable, flexible, and fun camp options. They also provide financial assistance and military discounts to families that qualify. Visit www.bgcsandieguito.org for programs, dates, camp fees, registration information, and view our Summer Program Guide.

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Del Norte Hoops Camp

delnortehoops_logoDel Norte Hoops Camp is one of the largest attended camps in North County and has a ratio of no more than 10 players to one experienced coach. The team is excited to host multiple camps for both Biddy Ball and Youth Camps. The Biddy Ball Camps are designed to introduce the camp’s youngest athletes in first through fourth grade to the basics of basketball along with showing them how to have fun while working on their game. Del Norte Hoops’ Youth Camps are designed for players in grades five through eight who are looking to improve their basketball skills and overall knowledge of the game. The week will be filled with different activities that are designed to teach the campers how to play basketball the correct way. In addition, classroom topics such as anti-bullying are very popular. Del Norte Hoops Camps are held on the campus of Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch. For more information email delnortehoops@gmail.com or visit www.delnortehoops.com.

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Mini Theatre Troupe

minitheatretroupe_logoMini Theatre Troupe believes kids learn more when they’re having fun! Your kids will come skipping and running to camp. Campers play acting games to get to know each other and to get comfortable in the camp environment. Kids are free to watch until they feel ready to participate and are always treated with kindness and respect. This camp is so much fun, it is easy to forget that it is super educational, too!

Musical theater professionals teach week-long classes that focus on singing, acting, and dancing, all while having a great time with theater games, improvisation, and lots more. Each week creates a unique show which showcases the songs and scenes campers worked on during the week. The final showcase is performed in the same venue campers rehearse in.
There are five different sessions for kids ages 6 to 12 in 4S Ranch and Poway locations, and a one-week intensive for middle school and high school kids at the Rancho Peñasquitos location. Learn more at www.MiniTheatreTroupe.com or call 858-822-9647.

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RSF Attack Soccer

rsfsoccer_logoRSF Attack Soccer offers camps for both Recreational and Competitive players during the summer in Rancho Santa Fe. The recreational camps are designed for players who want to have fun while working on their technical ability and improving their skills. The camps run for five days in the mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and are offered in June and August. On a typical day, the campers will participate in a group warm-up and then break into their age and skill-appropriate groups for the rest of the morning. The camps maintain a small coach-to-camper ratio so that RSF Attack coaches are able to interact personally with each camper so as 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. The themes throughout the week include improving ball mastery, possession with purpose to attack, creativity in the final third, goal scoring, defensive intensity, and maintaining a composed but aggressive mindset. The player will leave the camp with enhanced fundamental technique and improved game intelligence, and will be inspired to play with greater confidence. Campers should come ready to work with like-minded, high-level players and a desire to improve their game. These camps run for four days, typically in the morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

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Reisert Tennis Camp

reiserttennis_logoThe mission of Reisert Tennis programs is to provide children with an opportunity to learn a lifelong sport in a safe and positive environment that promotes self-confidence and fitness. Tennis director Martin Reisert has run successful tennis programs at the Park Avenue Tennis Club in New York and the Rancho Bernardo Inn since 1996. He is also a California Teacher of the Year, U.S.P.T.A. certified tennis professional, intercollegiate MVP and scholarship tennis player. Together with his all-star instructors made up of fellow U.S.P.T.A. professionals and former collegiate standouts, they have created one of the most popular tennis programs in North County. Their student to staff ratio is a maximum of 6:1, ages five and up. Children are grouped by age/current skill level and three different types of tennis balls are implemented to maximize learning. Each day of tennis camp features a stroke of the day, drills, games, and match play to support the learning of that particular skill. Daily snack, weekly prizes, camp dry fit t-shirts, and a pizza party on Fridays is also provided. Year-round tennis programs are also offered. For more information visit www.ReisertTennis.com.

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Frozen Ropes

frozenropes_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 2017 – 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 2017 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 www.sdfrozenropes.com or by calling 858-485-9399, and learn about the Del Mar location at www.dmfrozenropes.com or 858-643-9390. Mention this article and receive 10% off any Frozen Ropes Summer Camps.

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Scripps Performing Arts Academy

scrippsperfartsaca_logoWith plenty of free time and no distractions, summer offers children the perfect opportunity to explore the arts with Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA). Founded by Executive Director Angela Amoroso more than 25 years ago, SPAA offers a variety of summer programs in addition to their year-round training that allow their campers to immerse themselves in dance and musical theatre while scrippsperfartsaca_mainshining as individuals. Throughout their time in the program, dance and musical theatre campers will improve their technical dance and theatre skills, choreography, singing, and acting. They’ll also make arts and crafts, help design sets, and participate in a costumed performance with fellow campers.

SPAA offers musical theatre dance camps for ages 5 through 12, Create-Your-Own Music Video camps for ages 8 to 14, Pirates and Princess camps for 3 ½ to 8, ballet camps for all ages, and intermediate and pre-professional intensives for advanced dancers who audition. Most of the camps run for one week. “We often have campers join us for one camp and then sign up for two or three more weeks because they have such a wonderful time,” said Angela. To learn more about SPAA’s summer camp programs, carefully-selected faculty members, and small class sizes please visit www.scrippsperformingartsacademy.com or call 858-586-7834 or 858-509-2624.


RobotCity Workshop West

robotcity_logoThis summer, the mBot Programming Camp at RobotCity Workshop will allow students ages
7 to 11 to build, program, and rebuild their own mBot robot!

Programming has become a modern-day language to express ideas, inspiring originality while developing logical thinking. Unlike courses with heavy screen time, RobotCity students will spend much time building, rebuilding, and testing the renowned Makeblock mBot robot in the field. This allows your child to bring together STEM concepts in a way only they can dream and design.

The mBlock programming software, modeled after Scratch 2.0, is made up of colorful and modularized drag-and-drop graphical blocks. Elementary children can feel accomplished as they make the mBot come alive without writing difficult codes and language.

Campers will assemble a 38-part robot, learn how the mBot’s Arduino uses various controllers and sensors, design programs using an app/software, and complete exciting field challenges such as line following, soccer, and sumo battles.

Tuition is $240 until April 15 with code ZCODE17 (regularly $265). If accessible, campers should bring a device such as an iPad or laptop. Learn more at www.robotcityworkshopwest.com.

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Sew Inspired Summer Sew Camps

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

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

The Summer Sew Camps start in June and are designed for Lil’ Fashionistas who are 7 to 9 years old, and Tweeners who are 10 to 12 years old, and a new Fashion Fun Camp for young teens. Morning and afternoon camps available. Boys are welcome, too.

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


San Diego Sol Basketball Camps

sdsol_logoSan Diego Sol camps are designed to develop and improve basketball skills for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. The focus of each camp includes not only a lot of basketball games but also the breakdown of basic offensive, defensive, and team skills needed to develop a solid basketball game.

San Diego Sol takes prides in providing an excellent coaching staff, using coaches from local high schools and colleges. These coaches bring a wealth of basketball experience. With a promise to deliver the best teaching of basketball fundamentals, your child is guaranteed to have a great time and become a better basketball player. All campers will receive a custom basketball.

Camps offered are June 19-21, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 2, and Aug. 14-18. Full-day options from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and half-day options from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. are available. Camps are held at the SportCenter at Alliant International University in Scripps Ranch. To learn more call 619-933-7740 or visit www.sandiegosol.com.

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Kids Theatre Network

kidstheatre_logoYoung performers ages 5 to 12 will get their chance to shine on stage this summer with Kids Theatre Network! They will be inspired, educated, and encouraged to learn about musical theater in a positive, motivating, and nurturing atmosphere. KTN will boost your child’s skills in singing, dancing, and acting as they explore their talents!

Session One will be the exciting Lion King Kids. Campers will use their imagination and travel through the African savanna with Simba or Rafiki, from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again! Session Two will be the thrilling Willy Wonka Kids. Campers will travel on a scrumdidilyumptious adventure with Charlie Bucket visiting a mysterious chocolate factory!

Talented campers will meet in two-week sessions, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session One – Lion King Kids will meet June 19 to 23 and June 26 to 30, and Session Two – Willy Wonka Kids will meet July 3 to 7 and July 10 to 14. On the last day of each camp, the campers will take the stage to delight their audience of family and friends! Their performances will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Camp fees are $425 per student, $400 per sibling, and include a camp shirt and production script. Camps will be held in Scripps Poway. Register at www.KidsTheatre.org. Learn more by emailing Lynne@KidsTheatre.org or calling 858-362-1632.

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summercampdirectory_logoZCode 2017 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
858-385-1999
www.4sdanceacademy.com

Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Let the Academy of Our Lady of Peace educate your future female leader and innovator! They will enjoy a fun summer learning experience with a wide variety of camps available, ranging from STEM to the arts and beyond!
4860 Oregon St.
San Diego, CA 92116
619-297-2266
loseguera@aolp.org
www.aolp.org

After School Learning Tree
The After School Learning Tree provides an updated, exciting variety of full-day camps with many new activities to satisfy any child’s interests. Programs focus on popular high-tech games, sports, kiln-fired clay art, academics, field trips, cooking, and more!
11525 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
858-603-2211
yucailearningtree@yahoo.com
www.yucailearningtree.com

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
858-217-5990
www.all-staracademy.com

Army & Navy Academy – Camp Pacific and Camp Challenge
The Army and Navy Academy’s Camp Pacific and Camp Challenge provide a fun and challenging environment that focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, and self-improvement. Through hands-on experiences and classes, and a wide variety of activities and trips, campers learn leadership skills and build friendships.
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-7564
www.armyandnavyacademy.org/summer-programs/

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
858-281-8382
www.quentz.org

Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos
This summer, BGCSM campers explore science, technology, art, and more through fun projects and awesome field trips. Specialized program for grades 6-8. Scholarships available for eligible families.
1 Positive Place
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-471-2490 x306
www.boysgirlsclubsm.org

Boys & Girls Club of Vista
The Boys & Girls Club of Vista offers safe, fun, and impactful year-round programs for all boys and girls ages 5 to 18 including sports, technology, art, music, and fieldtrips at five sites serving Vista and Oceanside.
410 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
760-724-6606
www.bgcvista.org

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.
858-866-0591
www.sdyouth.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito offers affordable and flexible Adventure Day Camps, Adventure Specialty Camps, teen camps, and more for ages 5-15 throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Eden Gardens.
858-720-2180 x315
www.bgcsandieguito.org/clubs

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.
San Diego, CA 92128
gehlernick@gmail.com
www.rbbroncoball.com

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, Ste. L
Carlsbad, CA 92010
760-929-1555
Sarah@CarlsbadEd.org
www.carlsbaded.org

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
858-523-4000
www.cathedralcatholic.org

Challenge Island
Challenge Island is an international S.T.E.A.M and 21st century skill-building program that provides an array of after-school classes, in-school field trips, camps, and birthday parties for young learners ages 4-14.
San Diego, CA
858-633-7648
CISanDiego@challenge-island.com
www.challenge-island.com/sandiegocn

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
858-668-4570
www.poway.org/classes

City of Vista – Recreation Day Camps
The City of Vista’s summer day camps offer fun, exciting, weekly themed activities, including field trips, for kids K-8 grade. Lunch and before & after care are included for one low price.
1200 Vale Terrance Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
760-643-5275
www.vistarecreation.com

Country Montessori
Country Montessori School’s Cricket Camp and Kookaburra Camp offer a wide range of adventures for 2.5-year-olds through incoming fifth graders. Weeklong sessions vary in theme, and each camp includes art, music, and movement for an inspiring experience.
12642 Monte Vista Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-673-1756
www.countrymontessori.org

Danceology
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
858-613-1155
www.danceology.biz

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
info@delmarjg.com
www.delmarjg.com

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
858-481-5615
www.delmarpines.com

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
951-757-2061
delnortehoops@gmail.com
www.delnortehoops.com

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 to 17!
13173-10 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
858-538-5278
D2ASanDiego@gmail.com
www.drawn2artclasses.com

Encinitas Ballet Academy
Encinitas Ballet Academy presents exceptional dance instruction for all ages, developing coordination, technique, focus, dedication, rhythm, musicality, and stretching. Every class is designed to meet the needs of each individual child.
701 Garden View Ct.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-632-4947
welcome@encinitasballet.com

Encinitas Parks and Recreation Dept.
With Junior Lifeguards, Seaside Day Camp, and hundreds of others, Encinitas Parks and Recreation has got you covered this summer! Their local programs will have your campers saying “I’m a Parks and Rec kid.”
505 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-633-2740
www.encinitasparksandrec.com

Frozen Ropes
Kids ages 3 to 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
858-485-9399
www.sdfrozenropes.com

Glitter and Glue Studio
Get inspired this summer at Glitter & Glue Studio! Rancho Peñasquitos-based art, sewing, and cooking camps and classes spark creativity and build confidence for all ages.
619-847-8309
glitterandgluestudio@gmail.com
www.GlitterandGlueStudio.com

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.
10195 Rancho Carmel Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
858-433-6280
www.huntingtonhelps.com/center/carmelmountain

Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts
Inspired movement offers something for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Camps are focused on action-packed fun while intensives provide challenging and inspiring experiences, leaving dancers with lifelong memories!
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., #101
San Diego, CA 92121
858-523-8774
www.inspiredmovementdance.com

Jing Kids
At JING Kids Summer Camps, students learn Chinese language, culture, and martial arts; move forward with American academics and engineering; and take time to play in nature.
9865 Businesspark Ave., Ste. D
San Diego, CA 92131
858-578-8267
info@JINGinstitute.com
www.AfterSchoolSanDiego.com

Kids Theatre Network
Develop talent, creativity, and individuality at Kids Theatre Network! Two show-stopping summer camps! The Lion King Experience: Kids Edition and Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids for ages 5 to 12.
13125 Danielson St. #101
Poway, CA 92064
858-362-1632
www.KidsTheatre.org

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
858-592-9515
www.kumon.com/rancho-bernardo

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
760-434-5600
www.lagalaxysd.com/camps

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 through 12.
858-344-7678
www.littlerookiestballschool.com

Mad Science of San Diego
Mad Science is so much fun, children will forget they’re learning! Campers team up with fellow engineers to build a bridge, dig for dinosaurs, launch model rockets, and explore the science behind their favorite sports.
5555 Magnatron Blvd., Ste. G
San Diego, CA 92111
858-505-4880
info@madsciencesd.com
www.SanDiego.MadScience.org

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
760-942-9622
www.ymca.org/ecke

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
858-759-9737
www.maranathachristianschools.org

Master Sports
Choose from over 70 of San Diego’s most popular week-long camps. 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., Ste. 484
San Diego, CA 92127
858-945-4889
www.mastersports.com

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 to 12 catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math.
10543 4S Commons Dr., Ste. 175
San Diego, CA 92127
858-312-8888
www.mathnasium.com/4sranch

Mathnasium – Carmel Valley
Mathnasium of Carmel Valley offers comprehensive, convenient programs to address and prevent summer learning loss. Using the innovative Mathnasium Method™, specially trained math instructors customize learning programs for the individual child.
3435 Del Mar Heights Rd. #100
San Diego, CA 92130
858-755-6284
www.mathnasium.com/carmelvalley

Mathnasium – La Costa
Mathnasium of La Costa helps students close knowledge gaps and deepen problem-solving skills with summer program options for grades 2 through 12.
3451 Via Montebello, Ste. 190
Carlsbad, CA 92009
858-335-5686
www.mathnasium.com/lacosta

Mathnasium – La Jolla
When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Mathnasium of La Jolla helps students in grades 1 through 12 go crazy for math by helping them understand it better.
915 Pearl Street, Ste. D/E
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-291-8186
www.mathnasium.com/lajolla

Mathnasium – Mira Mesa / Scripps Ranch
Students in grades K through 12 can use this summer to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math with Mathnasium of Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch. Individual learning plans and flexible schedules allow any student to get a jump start and avoid the summer slide.
9460 Mira Mesa Blvd., Ste. J
San Diego, CA 92126
858-800-4284
www.mathnasium.com/miramesa

Mathnasium – North Carlsbad/Oceanside
Mathnasium North Carlsbad/Oceanside helps kids understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them with summer programs for students in grades 1 to 12.
2624 El Camino Real, #2624A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-729-1890
www.mathnasium.com/northcarlsbad

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 to 12.
13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-513-7887
www.Mathnasium.com/Poway

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
442-999-5250
www.mathnasium.com/southescondido

Mathnasium – Rancho Peñasquitos
The Mathnasium Method helps students in grades 1 through 12 retain and build problem solving skills even when school is out of session. Catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math with drop-in sessions and individualized learning plans this summer.
9873 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
858-578-2862
www.mathnasium.com/ranchopq

Mini Theatre Troupe
Musical theater professionals teach week-long classes for ages 6-12, focusing on singing, acting, and dancing, all while having a great time with theater games, improvisation, and lots more. Finish each week with a showcase performance.
858-822-9647
www.minitheatretroupe.com

Mint Studio Creative Camps
Mint studio offers over 60 different camps and classes ranging from crafting to computer coding including art, music, and sensory classes for 18 months to teens. Camps follow our local school calendars and are offered throughout the year with half-day and full-day options. See calendar for full schedule of classes to stimulate, inspire, and create.
5965 Village Way, Ste. E105
San Diego, CA 92130
858-348-1778
www.themint.studio

Mobile Technology Summer Camp & Workshops
Summer fun is reinvented with Mobile Technology’s tech-inspired summer camps and workshops! Two-week camp sessions and one-day workshops available; Beginner and Intermediate Levels; Coding, App Design, Electronics, Games, Outdoor Fun, and Special Events (ages 8-13).
949-529-0438
www.hands-on-mobile.com

Mystix Field Hockey Camps
Mystix Field Hockey Summer Camps offer high quality coaching and programs for players of all skill levels. With a 8-to-1 player to coach ratio, individual instruction is guaranteed. Camps run 5-8 p.m. on July 14, 15, and 16. Fee of $195 also includes t-shirt and gift bag.
P.O. Box 1643
Poway, CA 92074
powaymystix@gmail.com
www.powaymystix.com

Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps provides junior golfers with the tools to improve their game. With multiple locations across San Diego, visit our website to find a camp near you!
800-NIKE CAMPS
golf@ussportscamps.com
www.ussportscamps.com/golf/nike

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
858-842-4900
www.outpostsummercamps.com

Pacific Ridge School
Pacific Ridge School’s summer programs offer students in grades 3 through 12 the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects from sports and science to arts and technology.
6269 El Fuerte St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-448-9820
www.pacificridge.org

Pacific Swim + Rancho Arbolitos
Serve up some fun this summer with Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos swim and tennis camps for ages 5 to 14. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches.
14343 Silverset St.
Poway, CA 92064
858-486-3670
www.ranchoarbolitos.com

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
858-361-7158
vnorris02@gmail.com
www.powayyouthsoccer.com

Prep Summer
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 programs provide outstanding opportunities for review, enrichment, advancement, and fun.
6233 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858-756-5599
www.prepsummer.org

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
858-484-8788
www.rancho.ymca.org

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

Robolink Robotics Camp
Students in grades 1 through 12 can engage with real-life robots and drones at this leading STEM center! With camps helmed by brilliant UC San Diego engineering majors, campers will build, code, and program their way to a successful, exciting summer.
5677 Oberlin Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92121
858-876-5123
info@robolink.com
www.robolink.com/camp

RobotCity Workshop West
Students ages 7-11 can build, program, and rebuild their own robot from a device! Programming is the modern-day language to express ideas, inspiring children’s originality and developing logical thinking. This camp allows infinite possibilities to implement STEM concepts in a way only your child can dream and design.
San Diego, CA
858-229-9992
hi@robotcityworkshopwest.com
www.robotcityworkshopwest.com

RSF Community Center
Whether you’re looking for exciting daily outings or on-site enrichment, the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s dynamic summer camps have something for every child.
5970 La Sendita
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858-756-2461
www.rsfcc.org

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
760-479-1500
www.rsfsoccer.com

San Diego Fencing Center
Fencing stimulates speed, balance, mental focus, and coordination. But it is also a great tool to teach fair play and self-discipline. Join one of our beginners summer camps for ages 7-12.
1770 S Escondido Blvd. Ste. C
Escondido, CA 92025
760-746-7007
www.sandiegofencing.com

San Diego Force FC – Soccer Camps
San Diego Force FC fosters talent and determination on and off the field, emphasizing safety, fun, fair play, and development. Programs available for boys and girls age 4-14.
10531 4S Commons Dr. #130
San Diego, CA 92127
760-458-3846
jose@Sdforcefc.com
www.sdforcefc.com

San Diego SOL
Ages 6-14 are guaranteed to have a great time and become better basketball players with San Diego Sol basketball camps. Full-day and half-day options are available.
10455 Pomerado Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131
619-933-7740
www.sandiegosol.com

Scripps Performing Arts Academy
SPAA is a high-quality, professional dance and musical theatre training facility. Their instructors provide a creative, non-competitive environment that instills confidence and teamwork while inspiring personal excellence in every student.
9920 Scripps Lake Dr., Ste. 105
San Diego, CA 92131
858-586-7834
www.scrippsperformingarts.com
4645 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. 208
San Diego, CA 92130
858-509-2624

Sew Inspired
Students can learn and grow in both sewing and design skills alongside their peers at this interactive sew and design studio. The Sew Inspired team creates an atmosphere of creativity, fun, and inspiration for kids of all skill levels.
531 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 103
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-908-7853
www.sewinspired.biz

Southern CA Ballet
Southern California Ballet’s Weekly Recreational Camp and Summer Intensive allow students ages four and up to dive into the world of dance. Children of all experience levels thrive with the fun, challenging curriculum.
12285 World Trade Dr., Ste. K
San Diego, CA 92128
858-674-1006
www.socalballet.org

STAR Repertory Theatre
STAR Rep’s 2017 Summer Study/Performance program offers a three-week theatre intensive from July 31 to Aug. 18, Mondays-Fridays, with a review and performance of The Lion King, Jr. on Aug. 19 and 20. 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
www.STARrepertorytheatre.com

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 high school and middle school students.
11021 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA 92127
858-592-9497
www.studiowest.com

Sundevil Competitive Basketball
Sundevil Competitive Basketball provides a fun and supportive basketball summer camp within PQ that caters to boys and girls, grades 4-8, of all skill levels. Campers will learn the skills and fundamentals necessary to improve their game.
mail.scbasketball@gmail.com
www.sundevilbasketball.org

Sylvan Learning Center
Summer camps at Sylvan Learning pick up where the classroom leaves off. Students explore STEM with fun, interactive Sylvan EDGE camps, and discover inspiration when they achieve with Sylvan’s academic summer programs.
130 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-942-5454
tutor@sylvanlearningSD.com
www.sylvanlearning.com/encinitasCA

TechKnowHow Tech, Coding and Robotics 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.
553 Pilgrim Dr., Ste. D
Foster City, CA 94404
877-432-0970
campinfo-san-diego@techknowhow.com
www.TechKnowHow.com

Tempest Free Running Academy North County
Experience TRÜ FREEDOM THRÜ MOVEMENT at Tempest Freerunning Academy North County, California’s first and only training facility dedicate solely to freerunning and parkour. For everyone from beginners to the most advanced freerunners, Tempest Academy’s classes offer an amazing facility to experience the world’s most rapidly growing sport.
2620 Progress St., Ste. A
Vista, CA 92081
760-305-8926
www.tempestacademy.com

The Bishop’s School Summer Session 2017
Bishop’s offers affordable, all-day summer programs for athletics, enrichment, preparation, and review. We invite students entering grades 4 through 12 to join us on campus in La Jolla for learning and fun this summer!
7607 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-875-0787
www.bishops.com/summersession

The Fine Tune Academy
From July 17-22, 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
760-908-4911
www.thefinetuneacademy.com

The Foundation Music & Art Center
The Foundation Music & Art Center presents Boutique Music Camps in the Carmel Valley area! Multi-instrument, Kid’s/Teen Rock Band, Piano, Singing, and Songwriting camps will be offered June through August for young, aspiring musicians.
3233 Carmel Mt. Rd., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92121
858-461-9088
foundationmac@gmail.com
www.FoundationMAC.com

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
760-944-6777
www.grauerschool.com

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., Ste. 106-D
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-481-2200
www.therapeuticliteracycenter.com

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., Ste. L
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-481-4966
www.trcgymnastics.com

Tri-City Christian School
At Tri-City Christian School, your child has the opportunity to be engaged in diverse and exciting classes like drama, art, cooking, and STEAM. A variety of sports camps are offered are also, as well as an eight-week program for and adventurous day camp!
302 North Emerald Dr.
Vista, CA 92083
760-630-8227 x215
www.tccs.org

WAVE Volleyball Club
Get sandy at the beach and improve your volleyball skills, learn a new indoor technique or position, and improve your mental game with WAVE Volleyball Club’s summer camps! WAVE offers options for players of all levels, for grades K-12.
15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
877-417-WAVE
www.wavevb.com

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
858-679-7760
sandiego@yakacademy.com
www.yakacademy.com

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 x10213
www.ymca.org/camp