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Best Summer Camps

Catalina Island Camps

Catalina Island Camps

Since 1922, Catalina Island Camps hosts campers entering 2nd-10th grades from all over the world. Our programs are built around our mission of helping campers develop life-long skills through fun & unique outdoor experiences in a community that cultivates respect for self, others & the environment. During 1, 2 and 4 week sessions, campers have the opportunity to participate in a number of land and sea activities. These activities include Skin Diving, Climbing Wall & High Ropes Course elements, Archery, Overnights, Photography & GoPro Videography, Outdoor Cooking, Arts & Crafts, and much more!

Tom & Maria Horner
Executive Directors
Rasheed Anthony
Summer Camp Director
Call (626) 296-4040
Email info@catalinaislandcamps.com
Website www.catalinaislandcamps.com

Bar 717 Ranch Camp

Bar 717 Ranch Camp (AKA Camp Trinity)

Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch is the oldest accredited co-educational summer camp in California. Since 1930, the Gates family has welcomed boys and girls ages 8 to 16 to live, work, and play on 450 acres of pristine wilderness as part our large ranch family. Today, the pioneer traditions of cooperation, resourcefulness, and respect for the land are the foundation for wholesome summers filled with fun and friendship, rewarding new experiences, and a deep connection with nature.

www.bar717.com
camptrinity@bar717.com
530-628-5992

Camp Tawonga

Camp Tawonga

Camp Tawonga is a premier residential Jewish summer camp located on the Tuolumne River, right next to Yosemite National Park. For over 90 years, Tawonga has served as a leader in Jewish camping, fostering in children and families a deep connection to nature, community and Judaism within a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment. At Tawonga, children and teens build self esteem, make lifelong friends and experience the best summers of their lives!

Tawonga is American Camp Association accredited with a staff to camper ratio of 1:1.5. Families from all over California and beyond have found their home away from home at Tawonga – join us and discover the Jewish community where you and your family below. Explore our classic summer sessions for all ages, quest adventures and service learning trips for teens, and weekends for the entire family.

www.tawonga.org
Casey Cohen,
Communications Director
casey@tawonga.org,
(415)543 2267

School of Creative and Performing Arts

School of Creative and Performing Arts

SOCAPA offers programs in filmmaking, acting, dance, photography, music and screenwriting for teens ages 13-18. Our programs are the perfect mix of professional arts education with exciting summer camp experiences! Families can choose from one, two, or three week programs at advanced or novice levels. Our teachers are professionals in their field, but return to teach at SOCAPA every summer because of the incredible community and dedication to the arts found among our students and staff. Nowhere else will you find this level of creative intensity combined with this much fun!

www.socapa.org
800-718-2787
or 646-828-3558
Our Los Angeles campus is located at Occidental College

We have a rolling application deadline but request forms and payment by April 1st, when possible. We will continue to accept students up to two weeks prior to the start of camp if programs are not filled up – though we often do have to close programs in LA.

SeaWorld Camp

SeaWorld Camp

Make Friendships that go Deeper. Get face-to-face with amazing animals. Learn from real animal experts about conservation, rescue and rehabilitation. SeaWorld Camps connect you with the natural world and inspire a lifelong appreciation for earth’s wildlife and wild places. In addition to bringing campers close to our incredible animals, SeaWorld San Diego’s unique learning environment fosters exploration, inquiry, and self-discovery. Make lifetime memories at SeaWorld Camp.

Multi Night Resident Camp:
SeaWorld resident camp gives campers behind-the-scenes, hands-on
experiences with amazing animals. But it’s not just about animals. It’s also about having fun,
exploring the great outdoors, and having a blast with new friends and all the awesome rides and
attractions of SeaWorld San Diego.

Five-night Camp sessions begin every Sunday throughout the summer, June 19
to August 19. Camps run Sunday, 11 a.m. to Friday, 10 a.m.

All Resident Camps include:
• Lodging at the SeaWorld Camp Dorms
• All meals
• Field trips (Paddle boarding on the bay)
• Two SeaWorld Camp t-shirts and a water bottle
• Transportation to and from the San Diego airport or downtown train station on arrival and departure dates

One-Night Sleepovers:
At SeaWorld, you can spend the night with sea turtles, sharks, penguins,
and more. Come join the fun and sleep in one of our many animal exhibits!
Also, enjoy a full day of SeaWorld shows, rides, and animal attractions the
day after your sleepover. During the summer season, enjoy SeaWorld’s
nighttime entertainment too.
Contact SeaWorld Education
SeaWorldSanDiego.com/Education
(800) 257-4268
Facebook.com/
SeaWorldBuschGardensEducation

Young Actors Camp

Young Actors Camp

YAC is a residential summer camp that is the most unique of it kind.
We take passionate young actors who dream of pursuing the Los Angeles film industry and
lead them on a path to success. Through on-camera work under real film production crews and the most immersive class time, our young actors develop highly competitive resumes. We have programs for parents too!

Young Actors Camp on the University of LaVerne Campus
www.youngactorscamp.com
909-982-8059‪‪909-982-8059‬‬

 
Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek Summer Camp was established in January of 2001.

The goal is to run a California Summer Camp in a positive, nurturing environment while filling the void for a quality, co-educational, multi-sport residential camp for campers age 7 to 15 . Canyon Creek Summer Camp is a place where all campers feel safe, cared for, and part of a community. We are proud to be celebrating our 15th summer of creating lasting memories, enduring friendships, and positive self-images all in an ideal summer camp setting that our campers repeatedly tell us they consider their “home away from home”! Visit us to become part of the history of California summer camp in the making!

www.canyoncreeksummercamp.com/
contact-california-summer-camp/

Riverway Ranch Camp

Riverway Ranch Camp

Memories and friendships await at River Way Ranch Camp, a family owned and operated, residential summer camp for ages 7-16 located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in Central California. Accredited by the American Camp Association, River Way’s highly-trained and enthusiastic counselors are recruited from all over the world to build long-lasting and positive connections with campers while providing excellent instruction in our 75+ activities. Specializing in working with first-time campers, your child will establish independence, develop social skills, and grow their confidence while having fun. With horseback riding, water-skiing, wake boarding, laser tag and much more, there is never a dull moment!

For more information please contact
Ashley@RiverWayRanchCamp.com
www.RiverWayRanchCamp.com
(800)-821-2801

Camp Hess Kramer

Camp Hess Kramer

With over 60 years of experience Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp have created generations of memorable summers in Malibu. Camp Hess Kramer is known for the relationships formed in cabins, in units, and in it’s larger scale programming. At Hilltop we pride ourselves on our close knit community; Gindling Hilltop Camp has a sense of intimacy that you cannot find anywhere else. At both camps, campers are offered a wealth of programming options- sports, dance, swimming, arts and crafts, ropes course, social, spiritual, and educational activities, all designed to create a transformative experience.

For more info visit us on our website at www.wbtcamps.org or call us in the office at 213-835-2196.