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 Feel-Good Summer

City of Vista Day Camp Programs Offer Something for Campers of All Ages

by RANDI CANTRELL | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography

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cityvista10 cityvista9 cityvista8For your child, summer means fun and freedom from the classroom. For you, summer may mean stressing about where you’ll send your kids during the day while you’re at work. Stress no more, because the City of Vista Day Camps have you covered with fully inclusive summer programs. Offering a wide variety of activities, extended programming, guest speakers, special events, field trips, a camp shirt, lunch and snacks for one low price, the City of Vista Day Camps are a great value for you and great fun for your child.

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Committed to a simple, but comprehensive philosophy that focuses on the camper’s well being, the City of Vista Day Camp program is built on the mission to provide campers a place where they can be safe, build positive relationships, and have fun. The program offers several different camps for students ranging in ages from 4.5 years to 15 years old. Explorers Camp keeps campers busy with everything from arts and crafts to sports and games. Sports Camp focuses on one sport each week, allowing campers to concentrate on basic skills and game fundamentals, as well as teamwork and good sportsmanship. These two camps will get to go on one field trip per week. Adventure Camp, a traveling camp, allows students in grades 5 through 8 to visit various locations throughout San Diego and Orange County with exciting field trips to places like Knott’s Berry Farm, John Wayne Airport, and Santa Ana Zoo. Counselor-in-Training Camp, for students in grades 9 through 11, provides campers the opportunity to gain valuable career skills and experience in working with youth through assisting the Day Camp Team. All programs run 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., which means your child has something exciting to do during the day while you’re at work.

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City of Vista Day Camp staff love what they do and it shows in the time they spend with the campers. The program has an impressive 80% return rate from summer to summer, which means kids love the program, too. As parent Lesley G. said, “My child always looks forward to camp. As soon as summer is over, she starts asking about next summer!” Another parent, Eva S., shared, “My son had so much fun, he didn’t want to go home when I came to pick him up.” As an all-inclusive program with no hidden fees and plenty of activities, the City of Vista Day Camp Programs offer one feel-good summer for everyone. For more information on each of the different camp types, or to register for this summer visit www.vistarecreation.com or call 760-643-5272. Registration opens April 17 at 9 a.m.

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Tempest Freerunning Academy North County

tempest_logoTempest Freerunning Academies are premiere training facilities, solely dedicated to the growth and spread of freerunning and parkour. Developed by the founders of Team Tempest, our facility offers a real-world environment where you can learn everything from the basics of parkour to the advanced maneuvers and tricks of freerunning. Through hard work and creativity, TFA guarantees they’ll challenge you to push further than you ever have before and experience Tempest’s signature ideal: TRÜ FREEDOM THRÜ MOVEMENT!

They offer summer camps, curriculum based classes, private lessons, birthday parties, private events, and more. If you are from the San Diego area you are eligible for your first class FREE! Tempest Freerunning Academy North County is located at 2620 Progress St. Vista, CA 92081. They have approximately 10,000 sq.ft. of training space, two Olympic style trampolines, one MAX Air Super Quad Trampoline, two massive foam pits with multiple entry points, and a custom 42 x 42 ft. gymnastics spring floor. In addition, they have a jumping spider, quad steps, and three different warped walls for all the Ninja Warrior fans out there. Plus they have plenty of seating for those eager to witness one of the world’s most rapidly growing sports. Mention 92081 Magazine before May 1 for $100 OFF early bird registration for summer training! For more info visit www.tempestacademy.com or call 760-305-8926.

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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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Carlsbad Educational Foundation Summer Programs

carlsbadedu_logocarlsbadeduCarlsbad Educational Foundation offers more than 40 fun and educational summer camps for grades K-8. Camps run June 20 to Aug. 5, in congruence with Summer Kids’ Care. Check out High School Summer Academy for advancement credit, our camps at LEGOLAND®, and Young Americans for an exciting adventure of singing, dancing, and improv! Visit www.carlsbaded.org/k-8-summer-camps for more information on how to register. Registration now open.


LA Galaxy SD Soccer

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

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

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

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Mathnasium of La Costa and North Carlsbad/Oceanside

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 of La Costa and Mathnasium of North Carlsbad are here to help stop the slide! Owner Karen Lossing explained, “Students can close gaps from the previous year, deepen problem-solving, build up their automaticity in facts and number sense, get a refresher for an upcoming course, or get a sneak peek of skills they will learn in the new year.”

The summer programs allow for 16 or 24 sessions on a drop-in basis for grades 2 through 12. An initial assessment helps the dedicated Mathnasium team develop an individualized learning plan for each student, and a before-and-after comparison report documents growth and achievement by the end of summer. Karen is proud to say the Mathnasium Method has demonstrated great success in helping kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. “Mathnasium’s programs have 98% of the parents polled stating their students improved,” she shared.

Karen is a former third grade, fifth grade, and special education teacher who has written math curriculum for elementary campuses, as well as serving as an administrator. She knows how important the summer months can be to pave the way for long-term academic success. “Sometimes the classroom is overwhelming and their questions can’t be answered before the bell,” said Karen. “Summer is the perfect time to make sense of things without the pressure of school being in session.”

Discover more at www.mathnasium.com/lacosta and www.mathnasium.com/northcarlsbad.

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451 Via Montebello, Suite 190
Carlsbad, CA 92009
858-335-5686


Mathnasium of North Carlsbad/Oceanside

2624 El Camino Real, Suite 2624A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-729-1890

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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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Nike Junior Golf Camps

ussports_nikelogoNow in our 24th year, Nike Junior Golf Camps provides players with the tools to improve and enjoy this great game for a lifetime. With day camp locations at golf courses across San Diego, there is an opportunity for every junior golfer to get better and have fun doing it. For those looking for a comprehensive, all-inclusive camp experience, our programs at University of San Diego offer players the chance to stay on a beautiful college campus and play some of the finest courses in the area while receiving instruction from the USD coaching staff and other college coaches.

Enroll in our camp today and see why over 190,000 golfers have attended Nike Junior Golf Camps! Visit USSportsCamps.com/golf/nike for more details and registration.

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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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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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Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs

armynavyacademy_logoThe Army and Navy Academy (ANA) offers co-ed motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage and promote personal growth and skill development. With the mission to inspire young men and women to learn, lead, and grow, ANA summer programs give campers ages 8 through 17 the opportunity to build positive self-esteem and respect for others through hands-on experiences and interactive classes.

Camp Pacific is a traditional summer recreation camp that allows teens the chance to focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and self-improvement. The program offers creative weekly activity clinics, stimulating skill classes, and activities such as beach volleyball, drama, photography, surfing and swimming, ultimate Frisbee, and more, all from ANA’s beachfront location. Camp Challenge, which was developed in 2009, is the only Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) credit-producing summer leadership course west of the Mississippi River. Taught by ANA’s own JROTC department, which has been designated as an Honor Unit with Distinction for the past 27 years, Camp Challenge offers participants the advantage of learning from highly qualified and experienced leaders who seek to bring out the best in their students.

Camp Pacific Classic takes place July 2 through 15 and July 16 through 28 for $2,395, and for a cost of $2,595, the camp will include an English as Second Language program option. Camp Challenge’s two-week Leadership Development Program will run from July 2 to July 15 and July 16 to July 29 for $2,995. The four-week JROTC credit program, Leadership Education and Training, will start July 2 and run until July 29 at a cost of $4,995. To learn more about how Army and Navy Academy summer programs can help your child or teen develop leadership skills and experience personal growth this summer visit www.armyandnavyacademy.org/summer-programs.

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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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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.


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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Pacific Ridge School Summer Programs

pacificridge_logoYou’ve heard of the Firebird Spirit, but have you felt it? From sports and science to arts and technology, our summer programs offer students in grades 3 through 12 the opportunity to explore their interests and pursue their passions.

The Firebird Program offers summer electives designed to inspire the innovator in your child. Students in grades 3 through 7 can choose from a variety of science, technology, and art experiences including robotics, digital photography, computer programming, music exploration, engineering, animation, and astronomy. Our afternoon sessions offer opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and play!

pacificridge2Our Sports Camps are open to players of all skill levels! This year’s athletic programs include volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer. Whether you are just learning about the game or are a seasoned veteran, the summer is a great time to work on your skills. During these sessions, students improve upon fundamentals while having fun and learning team-building concepts. Players are grouped according to age and skill level for optimal learning and improvement.

Middle and high school students can brush up on academic skills or content with week-long workshops designed to build confidence and inspire creativity. The 2017 Summer Program will offer morning and afternoon options, starting on June 26 and running through Aug. 4. Ignite your summer by exploring Pacific Ridge School Summer Programs. Learn more at www.pacificridge.org or by calling 760-448-9820.

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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.


Sylvan Learning Center

sylvan_logoWith summer on the horizon, are you looking for fun activities to keep your child busy and engaged? With a variety of summer programs available, Sylvan’s camps pick up where the classroom leaves off.

New this summer are the Sylvan EDGE camps, which possess a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focus. Whether your child is interested in learning about robotics, coding, or engineering, Sylvan’s EDGE camps are designed to be fun and interactive. Kids just love them!

Sylvan’s academic summer camps blend the latest teaching methods, engaging activities and games, and a fun rewards system to inspire your child in learning. From math camps to reading and writing camps, your child will step into the classroom in fall ready and excited about the new school year.

What to expect from Sylvan camps:
• Full-day, half-day, and hourly options
• Fun, collaborative activities, and option to sign up with friends
• Convenience and flexibility for busy schedules

To register visit www.sylvanlearning.com/encinitasCA or call 760-942-5454.

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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 7, 8, and 9. 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