Kids Summer Events Calender
Belasco Theatre Company
Hermosa Beach Community Theater
The Belasco Theatre Company youth musical theatre has been training children from all over the South Bay for 10 years. Ages 5-18 participate in a variety of classes, workshops and programs to teach musical theatre performance. Summer camp for ages 6-11, featuring songs and dances from the Broadway musical “Annie.” Students will receive training in dance, vocals and acting, culminating in a performance on the last day. July 21-August 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon – Fri in Hermosa Beach. $500 Register by May 31 at Belasco.org and receive a 10 percent discount. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 310-379-4208.
As part of their 10-year anniversary celebration, they will also be performing the full show of “All Shook Up,” July 24 – 27 at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. Students ages 12 & should email for info on the upcoming auditions for this production. Rehearsals will run June 23 – July 23.
Beach Cities Indoor Volleyball Camps
Begins July 14 , Various locations
Weeklong camps for ages 7 to 18 offered throughout the Greater Los Angeles. Established in 2000, the mission statement of the Beach Cities Volleyball Club is to “teach life skills and volleyball skills to young people.” BCVC teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. Grouped by age and experience, players progress from station to station working on a specific skill and participate in spirited competition to practice newly acquired skills. Locations in Playa Vista, El Segundo, Manhattan, Torrance and Palos Verdes. 310-546-9150. beachcitiesvbc.com
Hermosa Beach Day Camp
Begins July 1, Valley Park
Children ages 6 to 13 participate in sports, drama, cooperative games, crafts, beach activities and off-site excursions encouraging social, physical and creative development. 9 weeks of camp from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with an option of an extended “After Camp” until 6 p.m. The weeks culminates with a potluck lunch and an afternoon of skits and performances. Counselor to camper ratio is 1 to 10. Weekly through Aug. 30.
Hermosa Valley Park, 2521 Valley
Manhattan REC Summer Camp
Begins June 23. Marine Avenue Park
REC Summer Camp is for children ages 5-1/2 to 12, incorporating education and fun. The safe, and wholesome environment allows young people to grow as individuals while interacting as a group. Children are encouraged to participate in all scheduled activities. However, if they choose not to, alternate activities are available. Every Thursday there will be an optional field trip. All programs are supervised by trained CPR certified recreation leaders.
CityMB.info. 1625 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Teen Center Camp
Begins June 23. Manhattan Heights Park
The 2014 Teen Center Summer Camp is a drop-in, non-custodial program open to resident and nonresident 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The Teen Center has a variety of activities including foosball, ping-pong, pool, Xbox Kinect, movies, basketball and volleyball. In addition to the daily activities, the Teen Center has trips each week to local theme parks, beach camps, Catalina Island, Big Bear Lake and baseball games.
citymb.info/tc-summer. 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach
Art Adventure Summer Camp
Begins June 30. Manhattan Creative Arts Center
The Art Adventure Summer Camp program is a mixed arts and recreational program for children ages 5-1/2 to 12, designed to enhance enthusiasm and appreciation for the arts. Each week will be a different topic and include a field trip.
citymb.info. 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach
August 17, Begg Pool
Be ready to swim, run and go over, under, through and between various obstacles. Mud, tires, hay, water, walls, and much more will be provided to challenge your physical ability. This event promotes fun and a healthy way for kids to have a feeling of accomplishment and encourage self-esteem. Every athlete will receive a participant medal. The first 25 children registered will receive a free T-Shirt. Plaques will be given for 1st – 3rd place per age group for boys and girls and for the family division as well. Activity # 21380.
citymb.info, 310-802-5448, Begg Pool, 1402 N Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Tennis Camps
Begins June 23, Mira Costa High School, Live Oak Park
Manhattan Beach provides some of the highest quality tennis facilities in the region. Camps include: PV Tennis Champ Camp, ages 7-11; Tarango Tennis Kids Summer Camp, ages 5-7; Tennis with Lila Summer Camp, ages 4-9; West Coast Tennis Academy, ages 8-17, and Youth Tennis Camp, ages 8-14.
1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach and Live Oak Park, 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach. citymb.info,-
Xtreme Baseball Academy Summer Camp
Begins June 23, Marine Sports Complex
Los Angeles Xtreme Baseball Academy (LAXBA) is the premier teaching and training destination for youth baseball players ages 7 through 13 years old. LAXBA offers advanced baseball camps specifically targeted to each player’s age, skill level and experience. Our camps are run by the top youth baseball instructors in Southern California. We run one of the best travel team programs in the country, coached by the same instructors as the camps.
citymb.info. 310-802-5448. 1751 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach
What’s Up For Kids
What’s Up For Kids has connected parents with resources for over 17 years through its magazine, websites and kids expos! Got Summer Camp will help you find the perfect summer camp for your child. Browse through hundreds of local day camps, sleep away camps, special needs camps and more. 310-544-1042 whatsupforkids.com.
Elite Training Center
July 21, Redondo Beach
Martial Arts Summer Camp at Elite Training Center in Redondo Beach. July 21 – 25, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each day is a different theme including Water Day, Ninja Day, Super Hero Day and Field Day. Martial Arts techniques are taught throughout the day. The campers will learn a number of Martial Arts techniques including Self Defense, Boxing and Jiu Jitsu. $299 before July 1, $349 after July 1.
elitetrainingcenter.net. 310-543-1600, 1627 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach.
Free puppet shows, crafts
South Bay Galleria, Level 3 Food Court
First Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Free fun and entertainment for kids ages 2-10. Learn about sea creatures, watch a puppet show or make a fun craft to take home.
Fab Fashion Camp
FAB, Creative Design Studio gives your Fashionista the opportunity to create a one-of-kind design everyday. Learn to sew, gain textile and fabric knowledge and model their designs during a FAB Fashion Show. Fashion Camps ages 5 -16 years of age from Monday -Friday. Half day camp from 8:30 a.m- 12 p.m or 1:30 – 5 p.m. for $199.00. Enjoy extra savings with our two camp/ full day rate for $280. Register before May 31 for a FAB discount.
Year Round Open Enrollment. Since 1985, Halstrom Academy has helped more than 16,000 students in grades 6-12 achieve educational success through its one-to-one teaching model. Halstrom offers students an alternative to the traditional classroom structure by providing high-quality, full-time and part-time one-to-one education with flexible scheduling and enrollment options, and by focusing on content mastery with a technology-supported curriculum. From aspiring professional athletes, artists and young working professionals, to unique learners such as students with social distraction issues or ADHD, students from all walks of life find Halstrom a place where they can reach their full potential. Notable alumni include Olympic skater Sasha Cohen, television actress Blake Lively, Olympic diver Haley Ishimatsu, and professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler.
310-409-2982, 1888 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 2100, Manhattan Beach, halstromacademy.org
Adventure Summer Camp
Journey of Faith School
Designed for the younger camper (entering kindergarten – 7 years), this 8 week summer camp is filled with Bible learning fun, music, art, science, sports, bouncers, water days, and visiting entertainment. June 30 – August 22. This camp was created to keep a kid busy. Sign up for a one-week session or all eight. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with extended daycare available.
journeyoffaith.com. 1243 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach. 310-374-0583
Manhattan Village Kids Club
The Manhattan Village Kids Club program invites children to participate in monthly and signature events all year long. Members receive a free backpack, membership pin, and newsletter. Monthly events for kids 0 to 6 years old on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 11a.m., Music in the Morning features Wondertree Kids and Birdies Playhouse. Children explore songs, rhythm, games and instruments through music. Every 4th Thursday, from 10 – 12 p.m., SuperKids Gym & Dance and Amenzone Fitness host Super Fit Kids. Children learn the importance of fitness, making healthy choices, and achieving overall wellness
For parents and babies, Manhattan Village hosts Stroller Strides the first Thursday of every month from 9 -10 a.m. starting in front of Macy’s Men. Stroller Strides is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms (or dads) with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength toning, songs and activities. Certified fitness instructors offer a variety of fun class formats both indoor and outdoors. Participate in a free class at Manhattan Village from 9 – 10 a.m. the first Thursday of the month from 9 – 10 a.m.
Special needs Children’s services
Pediatric Therapy Network
For nearly two decades, Pediatric Therapy Network’s highly trained therapists and early intervention teachers have been providing quality services to children with developmental concerns including those with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, learning disabilities, orthopedic and neurological challenges. Pediatric Therapy Network supports 2,500 children a year through Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Skills and Community Integration, Camp Escapades, Mental Health and Early Head Start programs. These programs are available at Pediatric Therapy Network’s center in Torrance, as well as at homes, schools, and other community sites.
Peninsula Basketball Camp
Begins July 21, Palos Verdes High School
Weekly camp for boys and girls ages 5-14. Full day (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.) or half day (9 a.m.- noon), Monday – Friday. $240 Full Day; $125 1⁄2 Day. Contact Tom Maier.
310-377-0690, 600 Cloyden Rd. PVE., peninsulasportscamps.com
August 4 to 8, Hess Park, Rancho Palos Verdes
Boys and girls, ages 5-12. 9 a.m.– noon at Hesse Park. $125. Contact Tom Maier.
Performing Arts Workshops
Begins June 16, Manhattan, Redondo, El Segundo
Performing Arts Workshops, voted the BEST camp in LA Parent Magazine, offers a wide array of award-winning camps for kids, including: Musical Theater Camp, Guitar, Filmmaking, Stage F/X Makeup, Magic, Puppeteers and Photography! PAW provides the ultimate “Arts” experience from rehearsal to performance. This year, kids can perform in: Little Mermaid, Witches of OZ, Lion King, Snow Queen, or The Professor & the Flower Girl. PerformingArtsWorkshops.com. 310-827-8827.
Country Day Camp
Begins June 23, Rolling Hills Estates
Rolling Hills Country Day School offers one of the largest summer programs in the South Bay. Country Day Camp offers a variety of recreational and academic programs throughout the summer. Enjoy swimming, sports, art, crafts, cooking, dance, carnivals, and shows. All summer programs are open to the public.
rhcds.com. 310-377-4848 ext. 7051
Rolling Hills Country Day School
Begins June 23, Rolling Hills Estates
Join RHCDS this summer for Academic & Enrichment programs. 6-week morning program of academic summer school for grades K-8. 3-week academic enrichment programs include: Lego animation, video game creation, study skills, and literature and composition workshops. All summer programs are open to the public.
rhcds.com. 310-377-4848 ext. 7051,
Savoir Faire Language Institute
Begins June 23, Redondo Beach
Weekly camps offer instruction to ages 3 and up with a maximum number of 8 kids per camp in French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or German. Campers can be found passing a “hot potato” in Spanish, rushing to the corners in a Japanese version of “4 corners,” engaging in a scavenger hunt in French or jumping a hopscotch grid in Chinese. Hours run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. full day; 9 a.m. to noon for half day.
117 W. Torrance Blvd,, Redondo Beach. 310-378-1086. sfli-ca.com
Seaside Learning Center
Seaside Learning Center offers a Summer Reading Camp July 7 – August 14. Weekly, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Kinders and first graders) and 1 – 4 p.m. ( 2nd and 3rd graders). The camp focuses on fun, educational games, designed to improve reading skills. Each day is filled with arts & crafts, phonics & sight words, games, snack time, and lots of great stories. Camp will be taught by Miss Carly, who is earning her Master’s Degree in Literacy & Language Arts Education at LMU.
Featherstone Beach Volleyball camp
Instructional youth beach volleyball for boys and girls, grades three through nine. Learn the fundamentals of passing, setting hitting, serving and defense. $350 for four weeks.
All summer, American Martyrs School
Learn to skateboard or take your skills to the next level with our PCH Skate Camps! We provide beginner to intermediate level skate and safety instruction focusing on basic ollies and kick turns to flip tricks, grinds, vert skating and much more. We have a variety of ramps, rails and fun boxes, which we position differently each day to offer a variety of trick options. Camp activities include team games, SKATE and obstacle courses. Private skate instruction is also available at our Manhattan Beach and Rolling Hills Estates locations.
Begins June 16, AdventurePlex
Kids between ages 4 and 12 are invited to spend their days at AdventurePlex, the reigning Best of the Beach titleholder for Best Indoor Play. The facility, which is a part of the Beach Cities Health District program, is a five-level play structure with sports courts, rock walls and a high ropes course. Summer AdventureCamp, a 10-week summer program, offers kids varied recreational activities with art on Mondays, beach day on Tuesdays, ropes course on Wednesdays, field trip on Thursdays and performances, ranging from group skits to talent shows, on Fridays. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $200/week
1701 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach. For more information, call 310-546-7708.
Pool Party Celebration
Friday, July 4, Begg Pool
Families and children are invited to celebrate the nation’s independence with the community at Begg Pool for a swim and picnic lunch. Kids can join water games and indulge in water balloon tossing. Families are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grass area.10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1402 North Peck Ave. For more info, contact the Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec Department at (310) 802-5448.
31st Annual Fishing Derby
Sunday, May 18, Polliwog Park Pond
Families are invited to spend the morning at the Polliwog Park Pond. Kids may even catch their first fish as part of the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation event. Kids 5 and under, 6 to 7, 8 to 9 and 10 to 12 can compete for prizes in three categories: most fish caught, longest fish caught and most interesting fish caught. All fishing will be catch and release, and only side-casting will be allowed. Participation is free of charge. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd. For more information, contact David Ibarra, City of Manhattan Beach REC Program Supervisor, at 310-802-5419.
Bike and Skateboard Safety Expo
Saturday, June 7, Manhattan Heights Park
For the 14th year, Manhattan Beach’s Parks and Recreation and Police Departments are presenting a bike and skateboard safety expo at the Manhattan Heights Park from noon to 3 p.m. The free, family-friendly event will feature stunt shows by BMX Team Soil and the Skatedogs. A temporary skate park will grace the grounds for young skateboarders, as well as a police department bike safety clinic. Mini contests will give out prizes; food and giveaways will be provided.
1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd. For more info, contact the Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec Department at (310) 802-5448.
South Bay Art Department
Begins June 23, Hermosa Beach
The South Bay Art Department provides hands-on learning for adults and children in a fun environment. Their summer camps include a Contemporary Art Camp for ages 6 and up running every week from June 23 to August 29. They also have a Fashion as Art camp the weeks of June 23, July 13 and Aug. 4, and a Plein Air Drawing and Painting camp the weeks of July 13 and Aug. 4. Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All materials and pizza lunch is included.
mbartdepartment.com. (310) 379-58791075 Aviation Blvd Hermosa Beach
South Bay Tennis Center
Begins June 10, Torrance
SBTC offers weekly tennis instruction sessions for kids in kindergarten to high school. Adventure camp activities for younger kids, at $75 per day or $350 per week, include tennis, soccer, basketball, crafts, waterslide, laser tag, face painting and more. The Drop-In Tennis Camp is designed to improve stroke production and provide both a competitive and fun experience, and its advanced Tournament Training/Elite Program for ages 12 and up will run Monday through Friday from 9 to noon. 310-415-1969. southbaytenniscenter.com
JAWS Sports Camp
Begins June 9 , Torrance
JAWS Sports Camp, which runs Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August 29, features activities in racquet sports, swimming, basketball, games, arts, crafts and weekly field trips for kids ages 5 to 13. $235 per week for club members, $260 for non-members. SouthEndclub.com/jaws. 310-530-0630.
PCH SK8 Camps
Begins June 23 , Manhattan Beach, Rolling Hills Estates
Kids from ages 5 to 14 can learn how to ollie, grind and kick flip at the American Martyrs School’s campus in Manhattan Beach and Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. Other camp activities include team games, obstacle courses and Funbox instruction. Weekly sessions run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half-day and three-day camps are also available. Fees range from $160 to $220. 310-372-2202. beachsports.org/skateboard-camp
Begins June 7, Redondo, Palos Verdes, El Segundo, Manhattan
Kids ages 5 to 11 can experiment with fun science activities at Destination Science’s summer camp at Valor Christian School in Redondo Beach, the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, The United Methodist Church and Scooter’s Jungle in El Segundo and Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach. Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekly themes include Ultimate Survival Zone, Crazy Coaster Science and Sea-fari Park, Wacky Mega-Bot Tech and Astronaut Adventure Camp. Weekly price is $329 with discounts available for multiple enrollments.
Begins June 23, Redondo Beach
Kids ages 5 – 6 and 7 – 11 will learn how to build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles all while exploring the fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They will also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. $16- at the Morris Scout House in Perry Park at 166 Slauson Lane, To enroll, visit Redondo.org/classes or email Michael@play-well.org.
Camp Busy Bee
Begins June 16 , Redondo Beach
Camp Busy Bee, a Redondo Parks & Rec camp designed for kids ages 5 and 6, includes activities, games, songs and dance. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 16 through Aug. 15 at $110 per week, at the Anderson Park Boy Scout House in Redondo Beach. 310-318-0610 ext. 3460
Begins June 23, Redondo Beach
Club Summer, a Redondo Parks & Rec camp for kids ages 7 to 12, includes crafts and games centered around a different weekly theme along with a field trip. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 23 at $135 per week, including a T-shirt. Anderson Girl Scout House in Redondo Beach. 310-318-0610 ext. 3460
Begins June 30, Manhattan Beach
The program for ages 5 1/2 to 13 is a mixed arts recreational program designed to enhance participants’ enthusiasm and appreciation for the arts. Each week will be a different topic and include a field trip. Art Adventure Camp focuses on mixed discipline art and covers many different mediums. No two weeks will ever be alike. $235 to $401.50. 310-802-5444 or email@example.com.
Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Begins June 23
Ballet, Jazz, and Tap workshops for all ages.
310-375-1398, Peninsula Center Studio, 700 Silver Spur Road Suites 106 & 107 Lunada Bay Studio, 2325 Palos Verdes Dr. West Suites 103, 105, & 106.
South Bay School of Cooking
Begins July 14, Redondo Beach
Learn hands-on cooking for kids ages 8 through 13 from Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Each cooking camp will focus on different themes, incorporating a variety of seasonal ingredients without compromising what kids like to eat. $350 including recipes and handouts, ingredients lunch and an apron to take home.
Begins June 23, Redondo Beach
Campers ages 8 to 12 participate in this weeklong Parks & Rec camp. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach. Each week features a different theme with hands-on activities, games and crafts plus a Wednesday field trip and Friday potluck. Cost is $165 per week. 310-318-0610 ext. 3460
Begins June 23
Designed to develop ball skills and techniques, the Brit-West Soccer Camp is open to ages 3 to 14 in Manhattan and Redondo Beach. The weekly sessions are held for 9 a.m. to noon.
School of Rock
Begins June 23 , Redondo Beach
For over a decade, School of Rock has been teaching guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals to kids, aged 7 and up, and taking them onstage to perform. Summer camps will combine private and group instruction, band rehearsals, educational classes, games and more, into five music and fun filled days from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended hours available. $450.
1806 Artesia Blvd. Redondo Beach. southbayla.schoolofrock.com
Experium Science Academy
Begins June 23 Torrance, Rolling Hills
Experium’s summer program includes weeklong classes in mornings and afternoons, in addition to eight-week courses in late afternoon and evening. Topics include chemistry, light, sound, entomology, environment, animals and the brain, for kids in grades K-2. The program combines a hands-on science camp with any of the half-day programs offered at Rolling Hills Country Day School. Experium’s bus service will shuttle children to and from each campus.
7 Wonders Camp
Begins June 16, Rolling Hills
Rolling Hills Montessori hosts ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ summer camp featuring wonderful adventures for children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 7, in addition to the well-regarded Montessori curriculum. Two summer sessions are available for either half or full day campers. Rolling Hills Montessori is currently accepting fall enrollment and offers three programs. 310-377-6771. rhumc.org
Valley Park Day Camp
Begins June 23, Hermosa Valley Park
Children ages 6 to 13 participate in sports, drama, cooperative games, crafts, beach activities and off-site excursions encouraging social, physical and creative development. Nine weeks, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 1 with an option of an extended “After Camp” until 6 p.m. The week culminates with a potluck lunch and an afternoon of skits and performances. Counselor to camper ratio is 1 to 10. HermosaBch.org. 310-318-0280
MBX Camp VIP
Begins June 30, Manhattan Beach
Offered by MBX Foundation: Beyond the Classroom. Kids grades K – 8 enjoy a wide variety of classes, including chess, cooking, iPad workshops, Lego, music, scrapbooking, cartooning, volleyball, writing and middle school prep. Four one-week sessions: 9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. daily through July 25.
Contact Nancy Rosenberg at 310-376-6115 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pacific Elementary School, 1214 Pacific Ave.
Redondo Sports Camp
Begins July 7, Redondo Beach
This weeklong Redondo Parks & Rec camp for youth ages 6 to 13 meets 8 a.m. to 2 p.m through Aug. 22. Campers will focus on skills that teach basketball (weeks 1-5) and flag football (weeks 6 & 7). Play is non-competitive in a fun environment emphasizing skills and good sportsmanship.
310-318-0610 ext. 3460
Coast2Coast Soccer Camp x
Begins July 7, Redondo Beach
Coast2Coast Irish weeklong soccer camps feature highly qualified, fun and enthusiastic coaches teaching key techniques and skills for success in soccer. Daily fruit breaks and nutrition tips. Ages 4-14. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring lunch, sunscreen, cleats and water. $149 per week includes jersey and soccer ball.
c2csoccer.com. 310-318-0610 ext. 3460.