Unique Summer Camps You Should Know About!

Looking for a unique summer camp? We’ve got you covered! From rockstar camp to rock climbing camp to STEM camp aboard a real battleship—there’s something awesome out there for every kid. Here’s some cool camps you should know about…

 


 

Grow Your Own Food at Mini Gardeners Camp

SHERMAN LIBRARY & GARDENS – CORONA DEL MAR
thesherman.org/events/summer-camp

Learn about the tasty plants in the gardens, plant your own delicious mini-garden and learn the basics of plant care. The camp includes a variety of fun and creative planting projects to take home, including a mini-veg planter and recycled paper pots project. Mini gardeners will go behind the scenes, meet Sherman Horticulturists, and learn in the garden before the public arrives.

 

 

Go on a STEM Adventure Aboard a Historic Battleship

BATTLESHIP IOWA MUSEUM – SAN PEDRO
www.pacificbattleship.com/event/stem-adventure-camp

History, science, and engineering come together as students (grades 1-8) explore the concepts behind the design and operation of this historic battleship, which earned the nicknames “The Big Stick” and “The Battleship of Presidents” during her years of service. Each week-long session is tailored to a specific grade level. Students will go on in-depth tours of the ships, talk to crew members, and engage in a variety of exciting STEM activities.

 

 

Learn Pet Responsibility at spcaLA’s Friends for Life Camp

spcaLA FRIENDS FOR LIFE CAMP – LONG BEACH
spcala.com/camp

Make a friends for life! Kids (ages 9-14) learn basic care and responsibility for pets, respect for animals, and the beginnings of dog training. Younger kids (9-11) participate in animal-related games, activities, and crafts. They also learn the basics of animal handling and dog training. Older campers (12-14) also see dog training demos and learn obedience and agility training with shelter dogs.

 

 

Rock Out at School of Rock

SCHOOL OF ROCK – SANTA ANA
locations.schoolofrock.com/santaana/music-camps

Do you have a young rockstar at home who wants to learn how to play in a band or write songs? School of Rock Santa Ana offers a wide variety of music camps and workshops for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or vocals. Check out Rock 101 Camp (ages 7-12), Rookies Camp (ages 5-7), Songwriting Camp (ages 7-18), Music of the Millennium Camp (ages 8-18), and Recording Camp (ages 12-18). Most camps end with a live show performed by the campers!

DISCOUNT: Use code KIDSGUIDE2021 to get 5% off! Also, take advantage of their free lesson offer!

 

 

Reach New Heights at Rock Climbing Camp

SENDER ONE – LOS ANGELES & SANTA ANA
www.senderoneclimbing.com/climbing-camps

Climbing has been shown to build confidence, improve focus, and increase coordination and strength in children. Sender One’s Rock Climbing Camp offers kids (ages 7-14) a fun and health-conscious activity during summer break. Campers participate in rope climbing, bouldering, games, zip line, king swing, slackline, and Sender City.

 

 

Become a “Sewist” at Sewing Camp

What’s a sewist? Combine “sew” and “artist” and you’ve got someone who creates sewn works of art! These sewing camps teach children to make their own clothing items, fun crafts, and much more using hand sewing techniques and/or the sewing machine.

SEWING LAB – LOS ALAMITOS (ages 8-18)
www.sewinglablosalamitos.com

SEWING WITH JANE – LONG BEACH (ages 6 and up)
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FASHION CAMP – TUSTIN (ages 7-17)
tustin.createdesignsew.com

 

 

Use Real Tools at Urban Workshop

URBAN WORKSHOP – COSTA MESA
urbanworkshop.net/summercamp

This is no regular summer camp. Kids (ages 10-16) learn to use a wide selection of hand and power tools with a variety of materials. Depending on your child’s level, activities include basic electronics and soldering, bicycle mechanics, laser etching, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, programming, spot welding, woodworking, metal power tools, leather working, and so much more.

 

 

 

Sing Your Heart Out at Opera Camp

LA OPERA – VIRTUAL
www.laopera.org/community/get-on-stage/opera-camp

Have a kid or teen (ages 9-17) that wants to venture into the world of opera? LA Opera is offering virtual Opera Camp to help young singers find their voice. Everyone is welcome, no matter how much experience you have (or don’t have). This enriching two-week virtual program where campers work with teaching artists on music, dramatic expression, and utilizing technology to deliver artistic experiences virtually.

 

 

Become a Field Scientist at Bolsa Chica Wetlands

BOLSA CHICA CONSERVANCY – BOLSA CHICA
bolsachica.org/programs/learn/summer-program

Travel beyond the classroom to explore local, native wilderness! Join the Bolsa Chica Conservancy on a scientific adventure as young scientists (grades K-7) find themselves immersed in outdoor activities, experiments, crafts, and more. Go on guided hikes through the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and learn about habitats, wetlands, and ecosystems through hands-on field activities.

 

 

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