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Not Your Ordinary Summer Camps
Updated for 2019

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.

Featured Summer Camps in Santa Clarita

iD Tech held at CalArts
iD Tech is the leader in summer STEM education, with 400,000 alumni since 1999, and 150 prestigious campus locations. Students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games and Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, and more! Weeklong, day and overnight programs. 5-10 students per instructor (max 10).

All Inclusive Summer Camps in Santa Clarita

Superhero Inclusive Performing Arts Summer Camp
A hilariously fun inclusive program designed to allow your superheo to gain confidence, express themselves while being in a supportive environment...but mostly--TO LAUGH. Camp is centered around dance and musical therapy, to help kids of any age or ability find their super powers and the hero within. Ages 5+
27570 Whites Canyon Rd, Canyon Country (North Oaks Church of Christ)

Adventure Summer Camps in Santa Clarita

Valley Trails
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

Girl Scouts 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?

Pali Adventures
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.

COC Sports Camps
Basketball, soccer, and swimming camps will be offered in June and July for boys and girls. Age requirements vary. Visit for more information and to register.

COC Summer Institute
The COC Summer Institute at College of the Canyons provides students the opportunity to consider a career path and provides an alternative to traditional day care summer camp. To be eligible students must be entering grades 6th-8th in the Fall of 2019. Each week-long camp is $275 and they are M-F 9am-3pm. July 8th-July 19th. Please visit for full details.

COC Summer School
Incoming high school juniors and seniors can earn college credit while having their enrollment fees waived! Please visit for full details.

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
Baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball training at state-of-the-art facilities with coaches and student athletes. For boys and girls ages 5-18, offered June-July.

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 Community 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.

Oak Canyon 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.

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.

Safety Town
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.

Starting 6
Designed for kids 8 and up who are in the beginner and intermediate stages of volleyball to give them a headstart in the fundamentals of the game. Camps will get a surprise visit from a gold medalist!!! The camp runs in July.

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 Dept of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles offer two locations within the SCV area: Castaic Regional Sports Complex and Val Verde Regional Park. The focus is Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (ESTEAM). The camps are six weeks. Contact the two locations for further details.

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 20 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.

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 July 5, 2019
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