Not Your Ordinary Summer Camps
Updated for 2017
There are numerous summer camp programs offered throughout the valley, both government sponsored and private. If you live in the City of Santa Clarita,
you're already receiving the Seasons brochure with information on Camp Clarita and all the fun available through City programs.
Our goal here is not to provide an exhaustive list, but to provide some ideas you may not have considered.
Click on the links for more information. Please note some camps will, of course, require membership, such as the Scouts and the YMCA.
Adventure Summer Camps in Santa Clarita
For children entering kindergarten through tenth. Campers are given the chance to get in touch with nature, learn new sports and games, challenge
themselves on climbing walls and ropes courses, swimming, zip lines and much more.
Overnight Summer Camps in Santa Clarita
and Boy Scouts
Let's not forget the Scouts! Who doesn't remember going on a camping trip as a kid with their Scout troop?
Eighteen different topics including: DJ Camp, Extreme Action, Fashion, Flying Trapeze, Hollywood Stunt, Leadership, Motorsports, Rock Star, Secret Agent,
Watersports, and more! Located 90 minutes from Santa Clarita. Geared to ages 8-16.
Camp site activities vary, but include outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, archery, swimming, hiking and an overnighter at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Sports & Specialty Camps in Santa Clarita
CAPSA at CalArts
This is a tuition-free three week intensive
arts program for high school students entering grades 10-12 or graduating in June. The program offers outstanding workshops in eight disciplines: Animation,
Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Photography, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Camp Gan Israel
Held at a local school, this Jewish Day Camp is designed for children ages 2 (Kiddie Kamp) to 13. Kids take part in sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities.
Care Learning Academy
Different from other camps in that this camp focuses on building character, volunteering at local organizations; participating in enrichment activities such
as art, science, music, dance, and Chinese; learning academic skills; and enjoying day trips to some of Southern California's most fun and educational
attractions, The Getty, Science Center, Zoo, and the Aquarium.
COC Sports Camps
Basketball, soccer, baseball and volleyball camps are all offered in June and July for boys and girls. Age requirements vary.
COC Summer Institute
The COC Summer Institute at College of the Canyons provides students opportunities to consider a career path and provides an alternative to traditional day care summer camp. To be eligible to attend students must be entering grades 7th - 9th in the Fall of 2017. All classes are $225 each and the preferred method of payment is Visa/Mastercard.
COC Summer School
High school juniors and seniors who would like to earn college credit during the summer will have their enrollment fees waived!
Canyon Theatre Guild
Kids Learn Theatre in a 280 Seat Working Theatre. This summer, the Canyon Theatre Guild will once again offer an array of Summer Youth Workshops for youth ages 7 to 17.
The desire to create can be a powerful thing for a child. For a child interested in learning theatre and the art of acting, it's important that
they have a quality, hands-on educational experience. There's something about learning theatre on a real stage… under the lights.
There's something about being given high expectations and having an experienced and supportive team behind you. There's something about becoming
a part of the story of a vibrant, working theatre with a wonderful and robust history and future. The Canyon Theatre Guild (CTG) is one of those
special places and their summer program for youth of all ages provides that experience for a child.
The Master's University Sports Camps
Volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer and long-distance running camps for various ages and skill levels. As a Christian Institution they both uphold and express our biblical values
and principles during camp.
Moor Park College Jr. Safari Program
Designed for campers ages 6-13, half- and full-day programs are available. Whether it is Zookeeping 101, Animal Detectives or Animals in the City, kids
enjoy programs developed by the professional zoo education staff with age-appropriate activities. Campers get to go behind the scenes of the zoo!
North Park Church
Ages 4-12. Choose One: Basketball, Volleyball, Cheer, Soccer, and Team 4/5 (agility training for 4 and 5 year olds). Take-Home Bible Studies featuring:
Christian Coaches Quality Sports Instruction, Positive Role Models, Daily Bible Times, Skits, and Fun.
The Painted Turtle
The Painted Turtle seeks to reach beyond illness... to inspire children with life-threatening diseases to become their greater selves. It is our mission to provide a year-round,
life-changing environment for these children and their families - one that allows children to participate in an authentic camp experience
by supporting their medical needs and offers their families care, education and respite.
Designed for children in Pre-K to K, the kids learn and practice safety procedures in a small town built to their scale. Activities include driving
miniature cars during "Town Time", songs, games and crafts. The camp runs in July.
Wildlife Learning Center
16027 Yarnell St, Sylmar
Santa Clarita's Family Friendly Zoo, just ten minutes from SCV! 55 species of rescued wildlife (monkeys, wild cats, foxes, birds, reptiles & more).
Open 7 days a week, low-cost admission includes free Trainer Talks every hour on the hour starting at 12:00 pm. Birthday Parties, Zoo Camps,
Individual Animal Experiences, Zoofari Tours, Behind-the-scenes school & scout tours.
Wildwood Equestrian Center
Riding lessons, arts & crafts, games, trail rides and a horse show at the end of the week for family and friends to attend.
Specialty camps offer everything from sports that concentrate on skills and techniques to Glee camp focusing on creativity and confidence and everything
in between. These phenomenal camps combine the traditional fun of YMCA camps with the more specialized skills and learning by specialized YMCA staff.
Traditional Summer Day Camps in Santa Clarita
Weekly themes including arts & crafts, games, sports, science, cooking, service learning projects and character development. Theme based on age.
Los Angeles County Summer Programs in Santa Clarita
Castaic Lake Junior Lifeguard Program
Offered in June and July, kids 9-17 learn water safety, physical fitness, as well as what it takes to be a lifeguard.
They'll learn CPR and first aid.
Kids 15-17 may earn a Lifeguard Certificate that may lead to future employment.
Follow the link above for more information and application.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Explorer Program
This program is not to be confused with a place to park your child for a summer camp. But rather, this is an intensive learning program for youth ages
15 to 21 who are interested in learning about a career in the fire service. There are entrance requirements and the twelve day training program is held
on six consecutive weekends. Graduates qualify for 24-hour ride a-longs.
There are two locations within Santa Clarita: Stevenson Ranch and Canyon Country.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Explorer Program
Similar in design to the LA County Fire Department Explorer Program, this is designed for kids age 15-21 who are of good moral character without any serious
arrest records and have a "C" average in high school. Deputy Explorers must meet the same basic physical requirements as a Deputy Sheriff.
Initial 18-week training is held on Saturdays at the College of the Canyons in Valencia.
Updated May 30, 2017