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.

Mobile Technology Summer Camps & Workshops

HOTE Offers Innovative Workshops and Summer Technology Camps for Elementary and Middle-School Students: Empowering and Inspiring Technology Built by Youth

by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos provided by Hands-On Technology Education


Does your child have an enthusiasm for technology? If your answer is “yes,” then Mobile Technology programs, put on by Hands-On Technology Education (HOTE), could be just what you’re looking for. “Our model is the first of its kind to design a cohesive Mobile Technology program with an emphasis on Computer Science and Electrical Engineering theory and practical applications,” said Dr. Korey Sewell, owner of Hands-On Technology. “Our mission is to provide educational objectives, opportunities, and activities that are tailored specifically for elementary and middle-school age students.”

HOTE has expanded the reach of their signature summer camps by now featuring Second Saturday Workshops across San Diego County in North Park, UTC, and Oceanside, and an exclusive workshop, Arduino Electronics for Kids, in Scripps Ranch on June 10. Summer camps are targeted for students in grades three through six and are primarily offered in two-week sessions between June 26 and Aug. 4, at three different San Diego locations: Carmel Valley, Serra Mesa, and La Jolla. “Our Summer Camps add more in-depth Computer Science objectives, along with Electrical Engineering inspired projects (e.g. circuit design), and dedicated time to increase typing proficiency,” explained Dr. Lauren Nicole Keyes, Hands-On Technology Camp Director. “Our program empowers and inspires technology built by youth who are gaining access and gaining confidence to compete in a high-tech world before entering high school.”

“Our model is the first of its kind to design a cohesive mobile technology program with an emphasis on Computer Science and Electrical Engineering theory and practical applications.”

The camp offers two types of sessions: Introduction to Mobile Technology (100-level) and Intermediate Coding & Circuits (200-level). The comprehensive curriculum supports and challenges each camper based on their levels of knowledge and experience while still letting them have fun. “It’s summer, and the camps are just as much about enjoying that, making new friends, and being exposed to technology with excitement,” added Dr. Sewell. In the Introduction and Intermediate Mobile Technology sessions, children create cool projects involving tablets, Android apps, coding with Arduino, electrical circuits, and video games. Fundamental engagement is essential – and present every day with outdoor activities, Mobile Tech Olympics, Career Days with local Engineers and Programmers, Field Trips to San Diego’s Fab Lab, San Diego’s MakerPlace, and more. Special Camp Events and Themed Days add to the variety.

Each camp session concludes with a student showcase, giving campers the opportunity to showcase all that they’ve learned to their family or friends in attendance. “Campers are always so proud of their accomplishments – and rightfully so. What they do and achieve in these camps is a pretty big deal,” said Dr. Keyes.

Since its inception, Hands-On Technology has received community praise. In 2015, the company received local recognition from CBS News for its community outreach efforts. Last year, the company received national attention as California Assemblyman Brian Maienschein recognized the company’s positive impact on the San Diego community. In 2016, HOTE also received National Recognition in ‘Careers with Code’ for their efforts and successes promoting youth access in computer science and electrical engineering from Google.


The praise is well-deserved. In addition to being camp director, Dr. Keyes is also the Founder of Be The Change International, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing domestic and international human rights issues. Hands-On Technology and Be The Change connect to make the San Diego Kids For Technology Project (SDMT4K) – a collaborative initiative to assist with various support services, including camp scholarships that promote STEM access to underserved populations in San Diego. “Hands-On Technology is committed to access and empowering youth with theory and hands-on applications of STEM,” said Dr. Sewell. “We’re committed to remaining San Diego County’s premier technology education source for rising elementary and middle school age students.”


camp_mobile_tech_logoName of Organization: Hands-On Technology Education (Mobile Tech Camp)
Owner: Korey Sewell, Ph.D.
Years in Position: 4
Year of Establishment: 4
Address: P.O. Box 261372, San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 949-529-0438
Description of Business: HOTE is the premier technology education source for rising third through sixth graders in San Diego County. The team is committed to access and empowering youth with theory and hands-on applications of STEM.

Mathnasium of Mira Mesa/ Scripps Ranch


Avoid the Summer Slide. “Studies have found that on average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level skills over the summer months,” said Archi Kapoor, Center Director. Mathnasium summer programs are designed to give your child an opportunity to review and master math concepts and skills, and get a jump start into the new school year.
The Mathnasium Method has been transforming the way students succeed in math for over a decade. “Whether your child is starting out, behind, or already ahead in math, Mathnasium will help them leap ahead,” said Archi. “We build math knowledge upon what students already know – this helps kids learn and starts boosting confidence right away.” The center combines mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written techniques according to each student’s individual needs, with a focus on mastering fundamental skills. Summer session topics include:
• Curing Finger-Counting
• Mastering Multiplication
• Making Sense of Fractions
• De-Mystifying Percentages
• Preparing for Middle School
• Preparing for High School
• Review of Algebra, Geometry, Calculus
• Cracking the SAT/ACT
Summer program classes can be purchased in 18 or 12-session packages, and sessions can be used any time between June 15 and Sept. 4. No appointments or scheduling are required. The center will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30 to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Save $50 by registering before May 15, and learn more by visiting


Outpost Summer Camps

outpost_logoNow more than ever, children need to be away from their devices for extended periods of time, and there is nothing better than a summer day-camp experience to make this a reality. Outpost Summer Camps was founded in 2001 and serves over 1,500 children every summer, completely outdoors and screen-free.

The Outpost experience has three pillars that parents have loved for over 15 summers: door-to-door transportation, traditional camp activities (think MUD!), and exceptional, well-trained staff that ensure a quality experience for each child.

Outpost is open to children ages 3 to 14, and according to Owner/Director Stuart Jones, “Each of our camps has exciting, age-appropriate activities for the different age groups, but all share in the philosophy of creative, spontaneous fun facilitated by the counselors and campers.”
Their three-week sessions are what make Outpost so unique. Stuart explained, “By staying longer at camp, children of all temperaments have enough time to learn names, get completely comfortable with routines, and make and keep new friends.”

Another way the camps stand out is with their commitment to safety. Outpost Summer Camps has been continuously accredited by the American Camp Association since inception and operates as a licensed, organized San Diego camp.

Stuart and his wife Kelly both have graduate degrees in psychology and bring years of long-term child development experience to Outpost. Additionally, the duo hires, trains, and retains their director team from their best counselors, who have invested 8 to 10 years at the camps and are specialized in their programs. For more information about Outpost Summer Camps visit or call 858-842-4900.


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 or 858-633-7648 and discover more at


Danceology Performing Arts Campus

danceology_logoIntroduce your young camper to the art of dance with an exciting camp at Danceology Performing Arts Campus. Danceology offers a variety of camps and classes throughout the summer session to provide flexibility for every family and fun for every budding dancer. Catering to young girls of all experience levels, programs range from five different tiny tot camps to intermediate workshops for dancers with at least one year of dance experience. And for those who haven’t danced before, Danceology Owner Nicole Lucia shared, “It’s never too late to start!” She continued, “We introduce young campers to the art of dance in a child-friendly environment, using proven methods of age-appropriate techniques to instill a love for the beauty of movement. We assess each dancer’s individual level and commitment and recommend classes specially designed for your child’s need.”

danceology_mainThemed tiny tot camps for dancers aged three to five years old run Mondays through Thursdays, and include three different classes each day along with breaks for crafts and snacks. On the last day, dancers perform in a special in-studio showcase for families and friends. Tiny Tot and Beginner Program Director Julia Pearson said, “Every week, our dance camps offer new routines and themed music with special props to enrich the dance experience. Your camper can go all five weeks and learn new routines each time!”

The high-quality instruction, professional facility, and engaging programs bring summer campers back year after year. Proud Danceology parent Sabrina Roux shared, “We treasure every summer spent at Danceology. My daughter would not be as poised and well-rounded of a dancer today without having started in one of Danceology’s dance camps.” To learn more about Danceology’s summer camps visit or call 858-613-1155.

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 for more details and registration.


Southern California Ballet

socalballet_logoFor 30 years, award-winning dance academy and company Southern California Ballet has been educating young dancers in the Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and Rancho Peñasquitos areas in the art of ballet and other dance styles. This summer SCB will offer the Discover Dance Camp series for the youngest dancers and intensive training for advanced ballerinas. “We want to introduce new dancers to our curriculum in a fun and educational manner,” said Executive Director Kate Hirsh. Camps and intensives will focus activities on a weekly theme, starting with the romantic ballet Giselle in week one. The following weeks will focus on the classical story of The Sleeping Beauty and the virtuosic ballet Swan Lake. Each week will culminate with an in-studio presentation for the parents to enjoy.

socalballetThe Discover Dance Camp for ages four to eight runs from June 12 to 30 and takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with an option to bring a bagged lunch and eat with friends until 1 p.m. The young dancers will also enjoy prop-making and scenery-painting crafts, contemporary dance styles, freedom of movement, and dancing in groups.

Southern California Ballet’s newly appointed Artistic Director Martha Leebolt has programmed an exceptional training plan from July 10 to 28 for dancers age nine to pre-college. The international award-winning ballerina will teach and inspire the dancers to higher heights with daily classes in ballet, repertoire, conditioning, and stretching complimented by other master teachers of jazz, contemporary, and character. Clinics will teach techniques for better turns and jumps; applying stage make-up; preparing and maintaining pointe shoes; and making a ballet bun in your hair.

Learn more at or call 858-674-1006. Discover Dance Campers who sign up with a friend save $50 each week by using code zfriend.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

bgc_75logoThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) is committed to helping kids of all backgrounds and interests develop into well-rounded, successful young adults. “Our clubs are an age-appropriate place of physical and emotional safety and stability for our club members, where they have structure and clearly defined boundaries,” said Joe Sorenson, Regional Manager. “Our youth can build strong, positive connections with adult role models and their peers. The staff makes the club feel like a home where members can be free to be themselves and enjoy being kids.”

BGCGSD focuses on programs that promote academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles. The Clubs offer an Ultimate Summer Camp for all ages. A Summer Adventure Club for middle-schoolers is available at select sites, including 4S Ranch and Poway. A typical camp week includes arts and crafts, computer lab time, physical fitness activities, game room time, and field trips.

Learn more about the programs at


City of Poway Camps

citypoway_logocitypowayIn addition to the traditional, well-loved Lake Poway Day Camp, the City of Poway offers an amazing variety of high-quality, affordable, and unique specialty camps that include something for everyone this summer! Specialty camps are generally held over the span of one week, and the programs offered include: skateboarding, dodgeball, woodshop, creative and performing arts, technology, cooking, sports such as basketball, ice skating, tennis, and archery, science, and so much more. Specialty camps are presented through independent contract instructors, full of passion and eager to share their expertise and talents.

One parent said, “My kids loved both camps. They had so much fun, and it was affordable for the weekly rate! I would highly recommend to my friends and family!” The City of Poway has a 95% participant return rate. With over 100 summer camps, will you join in on the fun?
Early summer camp registration begins April 11 at 7:30 a.m. Register early as these camps fill up quickly. For more information or to register, visit or Poway City Hall.

Academy of Our Lady of Peace

academyofourlady_logoThe Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) is excited to offer fun and educational summer enrichment camps for middle and high school students. Enroll your student for a week of learning and fun on their stunning campus! Girls entering fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade in the fall can experience the magic of an all-girls’ school environment. Camps are taught by the experienced OLP faculty and alumnae.

Middle school students can choose from a wide variety of offerings including Artists and Foodies Unite, Digital Storytelling: Girls!Camera!Action!, Engineering 4 Fun, Funky Fit Kids!, Introduction to French Language and Cooking, Musical Theatre Fun, Theater Camp, You Are a Fancy French Artist: Art Camp, Swing’n Jazz Camp, and STEM Innovation Camp, featuring the zSpace Virtual Reality Experience (they’re the only high school in San Diego to have this technology!). High school students can choose from camps including AP Computer Science A, Being Original: Creative Writing Camp, Digital Storytelling: Girls!Camera!Action!, Swing’n Jazz Camp, and Theater Camp Intensive.

Camps will take place from June 13 through July 22, with each camp running for just one week. Half-day camps will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All-day camps will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All camps meet Monday through Friday. Half-day camps are $150.00 and full-day camps are $300. The deadline to enroll is April 30th.

Read full camp descriptions and enroll online at


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.”

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San Diego Force FC

sdforcefc_logoSan Diego Force Futbol Club (SD Force FC) Camps offer the exciting opportunity to experience specialized, intensive soccer training focusing on the technical, tactical, and physical demands of the game. The camps are geared toward players ages 4 to 16 who have a passion for the game and wish to enhance their technical individual skills and improve their ability to freely express themselves with the ball.

Training is led by the SD Force FC technical directors of coaching – Jose Ocampo (Director); Adrian Ocampo (Assistant Director – Girls); and Paul Currie (Assistant Director – Boys) – and the rest of the coaching staff. The technical coaching staff has a combined 70-plus years of coaching experience varying from youth competitive soccer all the way to the semi-professional soccer levels. In youth soccer, the technical directors, along with their coaching staff, bring several years of experience and success in high-level soccer leagues such as Elite Clubs National League (ECNL); Academy; and several Cal South State Championships. The brand of soccer all of the coaches teach is a “Tiki Taka” style of play (quick, short-distance passing) coupled with promoting individual creativity with the ball at the player’s feet. This same method is applied to all youth teams during the camps.

These camps provide players a fun environment to learn, discover new techniques that improve confidence, champion the acquired skills, and work as a team. These skills will give each player the opportunity for success at any level of soccer and give them the added benefit of building lifelong friendships.

Camps will begin in April 2017! Learn more at


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


Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Camps

pacswim-chiara-ra_logoPacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Camps are all about having fun while making friends, learning sportsmanship, and building skills. Spring swim and tennis camps run April 10 to 14; summer swim and tennis camps run June 12 to Aug. 11; and summer swim team runs June 12 to Aug. 12.

pacswim1Swim & Tennis Camp
Parents can choose full-day camps or half-day camps. Weeklong sessions feature tennis or swim and tennis combined. “For 20 years our camps have provided a safe place in the summer for kids to make new friends while learning to swim and play tennis,” revealed Owner Di Molenaar. Kids are divided by age and ability. In the pool and on the court, children can work on technique, play games, and win prizes. Early drop-off and aftercare are available.

Pacific Swim Summer Swim Team
The Pacific Swim coaches are CPR, Lifeguard, and USA Swim Coach Certified. The kids have a good time while learning and improving their strokes and new skills. Swimmers attend three times per week, and there are three fun novice swim meets where everyone wins ribbons. Days and times are flexible as multiple classes are offered in the morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday and Saturday morning.

Chira Tennis Academy
Chira Tennis Academy (CTA) is a high-performance tennis academy with training programs for all levels and ages from beginners to top sectional and national players. Through hard work, discipline, and dedication, CTA programs offer accelerating improvement under all aspects of the game: physical, technical, tactical, and mental, with highly qualified coaches at national and international levels.

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Mini Theatre Troupe

minitheatretroupe_logoMini Theatre Troupe believes kids learn more when they’re having fun! Your kids will come skipping and running to camp. Campers play acting games to get to know each other and to get comfortable in the camp environment. Kids are free to watch until they feel ready to participate and are always treated with kindness and respect. This camp is so much fun, it is easy to forget that it is super educational, too!

Musical theater professionals teach week-long classes that focus on singing, acting, and dancing, all while having a great time with theater games, improvisation, and lots more. Each week creates a unique show which showcases the songs and scenes campers worked on during the week. The final showcase is performed in the same venue campers rehearse in.
There are five different sessions for kids ages 6 to 12 in 4S Ranch and Poway locations, and a one-week intensive for middle school and high school kids at the Rancho Peñasquitos location. Learn more at or call 858-822-9647.


Del Mar Junior Lifeguards

delmarjuniorlifeguards_logosIf your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the ocean, consider Del Mar Junior Lifeguard’s camp programs for a summer of improved self-esteem, physical fitness, and fun. With one-, two-, and four-week sessions offered for youth ages nine through 17 – and a Little Turtles program for those ages seven and eight – Del Mar Junior Lifeguard provides a fun, safe environment for children and teens to learn new skills and knowledge pertaining to the beach and ocean environment. Daily activities include games, surf and boogie board time, lifesaving/emergency skills training, and respect of the ocean environment. “Some activities are for fun and some can help save a life,” shared Director Turtle Rudolph. “We are here to learn and have fun, make new friends, push ourselves physically and mentally, and expand our horizons.”

All Del Mar Junior Lifeguard instructors have at least three years of experience as ocean lifeguards, as well as current CPR and First Aid certificates, in addition to holding specialty certificates. Turtle commented, “All of our instructors are extremely proud of what they do. Each strives to pass their excitement for the ocean and their sense of discipline and integrity along to their students.” Visit or call 760-944-1657 to sign up.


Huntington Learning Center 

huntington_logoThis summer offers the perfect opportunity for students to get back on track with academics at Huntington Learning Center. Since 1977, Huntington has helped students in kindergarten through 12th grade to improve their grades, test scores, and confidence through proven programs. Their team of highly qualified teachers provides thorough academic evaluations and individualized instruction tailored to each student’s specific needs.

Students can receive tutoring in reading, writing, vocabulary, math, and more. For more advanced students, help is offered in subjects such as algebra, geometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, etc. In need of some extra preparation for that important test? Huntington Learning Center has every student covered with test prep programs that include, but are not limited to, the SAT, ACT, AP, and GED. For a full list of their academic tutoring and test prep programs, visit the center’s website.

To learn more, visit or call 858-433-6280. Call before June 30th and save $100 when you enroll this summer!



techknowhow_logotechknowhowBuild a robot, design a game, or learn a programming language this summer with TechKnowHow. TechKnowHow offers a variety of fun and enriching week-long classes for students ages 5-14, including Creative Building with LEGO Gears and Motors, Robotics, Computer Game Design with Pokémon and Star Wars themes, and Programming Camps using Python. All camps feature teacher-led instruction followed by hands-on learning experiences that let students use technology in creative ways. Campers gain technical skills along with confidence as they explore, create, and problem-solve with tech – all in a nurturing and fun atmosphere. TechKnowHow is now in its third year of offering programs in San Diego, after serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 23 years.

“My son would come home each day beyond excited to share what he learned or made,” shared the parent of a 2016 camper. “I was so impressed with the level of building for their age. He loved it!”

Enrollment is now open in Encinitas, Point Loma, Mira Mesa, Pacific Beach, Tierrasanta, La Jolla, and Scripps Ranch. Half and all-day camps are available, and extended care hours are available at some locations. Camp tuition prices are $195/week for half-day and $355/week for full-day. Sign up by May 1 and receive early-bird pricing!

For more information visit or call 650-638-0500 or 877-432-0970.

Bronco Ball Youth Camps

broncoball_logoIf your child or teen is looking to improve their athletic skills this summer, look no further than Bronco Ball Youth Summer Camps. Bronco Ball offers high-quality instruction from experienced professional, college, and high school coaches who are hand-selected for their ability to teach and coach. For boys and girls ages 5 to 13, Bronco Ball camps will teach your student the fundamentals of the game while incorporating the team concept.

Each camp session runs for four days, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and each day includes group warm-ups, various skill clinics, game time, and team practices. What makes the program stand out, however, is their philosophy on the importance of skill enhancement. Coach Nick Gehler explained, “We are committed to helping campers improve their individual basketball skills in all areas of the game. Our camp philosophy is to treat each student as an individual.” At the end of the camp, each player will receive a skills assessment so they know what areas they should work on. Former player Steve Jones attested to the abilities of Bronco Ball coaches, “Coach Gehler is a player’s coach whose passion for the game brings out the best in his players. He is a great leader and mentor on and off the court.” Camp sessions run from June 12-15, 19-22, and 26-29, and the cost is $255. Campers will receive a camp ball, camp t-shirt, player report card, and camper’s manual.

For more information visit


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


JING Kids Summer Camps

jingkids_logoAt 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. JING teaches Mandarin Chinese because it is the most common language on earth, and because it is an East Asian root language. JING accepts students of all levels, from those with no Chinese experience to fluent speakers.

jingkids_mainJING kids study Wushu (kung fu) because healthy bodies promote healthy minds, and there is no other exercise as healthy and complete as Wushu.

As parents, we want our children to avoid the summer slide – JING kids move forward in math, English, and engineering! To balance our structured classroom time, JING students take daily nature walks to relax, play, and even learn outdoors.

Register your child, grades TK-6, to have fun and be challenged this summer at JING! Learn more at

Yak Academy

yakacademy_logoYak Academy San Diego, located in Scripps Ranch offers Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and immersion classes for kids ages one to eight, with free trials offered. Using play-based immersion techniques, they create a fun environment where children naturally absorb language through song, movement, and activities. Their dynamic, native-speaking instructors inspire children to embrace language. It is truly foreign language learning made fun! Programs include Half-day Immersion Preschool (Spanish/Mandarin), Parents & Toes (for 12 months and up), weekly enrichment classes for preschool and lower elementary kids, and camps, of course! Camps are a great way to reinforce language for seasoned students but also a great way to get your feet wet if it’s your child’s first time. Yak Academy’s classes are geared toward families with little to no Chinese and/or Spanish speaking homes. Their programs offer a great way for children to learn second or even third languages. For more information visit or contact them at 858-679-7760 or


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 or call 858-523-4000.


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 or by calling 858-485-9399, and learn about the Del Mar location at or 858-643-9390. Mention this article and receive 10% off any Frozen Ropes Summer Camps.


Country Montessori School

countrymontessori_logoThis summer, parents who want to give their children the opportunity to broaden their horizons need look no further than a local school. Country Montessori School, situated on a three-acre campus with extensive playground areas, will offer seven individually themed camp weeks with half-day and full-day options for ages 2.5 to 10 years.

“The teachers and staff were phenomenal. Each week my son came home with the cutest arts and crafts and paperwork about the camp topic. It says something that my son wanted me to pick him up as late as possible because he was having so much fun at camp. It is enjoyable to see your child learn in such a fun way and make new friends!” said Tracy Matula. Her son Dante added, “I liked that each week we learned about new topics. I am sure going to miss everyone, but I can’t wait for next summer.”

Camp topics range from Engineering to Sports Camp for the Elementary school-aged children and from Dr. Seuss to Sea Animals for the Early Childhood children. “All camps are led by CMS staff, and there is before- and after-camp childcare available” said Sheila Walker, Director of Admissions and Enrollment. Discover more at


Robolink Robotics Camp

robolink_logoEven with school out, your kids are going to be incredibly successful this summer. Why is that? At Robolink Robotics Camp, they’re going to learn how to build actual robots, pilot drones, and develop their programming skills. They will be lead by brilliant UC San Diego engineering majors who want to help raise the next generation of innovators.

With Robolink, campers will learn the magic of programming. They will use code to make motors move, navigate through mazes, orchestrate robot battles, and move propellers to make flight happen. Your young genius will learn to work with nuts and bolts, screws and drivers, circuit boards, electrical wires, and more. They will collaborate with other brilliant students to solve challenges and obstacle courses, learn teamwork and problem solving. At the end of it all, they’ll finish with a capstone project where they build their own robot or compete in a sweet tournament.

Robolink wants your kids to be successful. They have been a leading STEM center (science, technology, engineering, and math) in San Diego for five years. Their high-tech learning center is in the heart of Sorrento Valley and 4S Ranch, fully equipped with WiFi, robots, drones, circuit boards, and all kinds of gadgets and gizmos that will no-doubt engage and enthrall campers of all ages and skills.
So, come spend a week with Robolink — or stay longer! Either way, it’s going to be awesome. To learn more call 858-876-5123 or visit


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 or call 858-481-2200 to see how TLC can help.


All-Star Academy

allstaracademy_logoJunior Stars Camp: Grades K-5
With close to 60 programs, All-Star Academy provides elementary students with a well-rounded summer camp experience that implements educational, athletic, and imaginative activities for campers. During regular camp sessions, campers can explore sports like tennis, ice skating, swim, dance, and more. In addition, many engaging STEAM classes are offered – including Game Design and Lego Robotic Engineering – that foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. To keep the environment fresh and vibrant, classes change weekly and different themes are carried out throughout summer. To accommodate parents’ busy work schedules, All-Star is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Full-day and extended day camps are optional, with programs offered at different times throughout the day.
Families are invited to the Junior Stars Camp open house to meet teachers, staff, and vendors on April 1 at 10 a.m. Online registration will open March 15.allstaracademy2

STEAM and Leadership Camp: Grades 6-9
All-Star’s STEAM and leadership summer camps feature half-day and full-day programs such as FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, Speech and Debate, Business Planning, Creative Art, Digital Photography, Academic Writing, Competitive Math, Java Programming, Introduction to Chemistry and Physics, etc. Classes are taught by highly qualified school teachers and industry experts. These programs will be hosted at a school in 4S Ranch; transportation will be provided for pick-up and drop-off from Westview High School and Canyon Crest Academy.
The open house is scheduled at 10 a.m. on April 29. Online registration opens April 15.

To learn more about All-Star Academy’s value and programming visit or call 858-217-5990 or 858-356-7751.


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 or reach out to them at 760-908-7853 and

San Diego Sol Basketball Camps

sdsol_logoSan Diego Sol camps are designed to develop and improve basketball skills for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. The focus of each camp includes not only a lot of basketball games but also the breakdown of basic offensive, defensive, and team skills needed to develop a solid basketball game.

San Diego Sol takes prides in providing an excellent coaching staff, using coaches from local high schools and colleges. These coaches bring a wealth of basketball experience. With a promise to deliver the best teaching of basketball fundamentals, your child is guaranteed to have a great time and become a better basketball player. All campers will receive a custom basketball.

Camps offered are June 19-21, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 2, and Aug. 14-18. Full-day options from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and half-day options from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. are available. Camps are held at the SportCenter at Alliant International University in Scripps Ranch. To learn more call 619-933-7740 or visit


Kids Theatre Network

kidstheatre_logoYoung performers ages 5 to 12 will get their chance to shine on stage this summer with Kids Theatre Network! They will be inspired, educated, and encouraged to learn about musical theater in a positive, motivating, and nurturing atmosphere. KTN will boost your child’s skills in singing, dancing, and acting as they explore their talents!

Session One will be the exciting Lion King Kids. Campers will use their imagination and travel through the African savanna with Simba or Rafiki, from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again! Session Two will be the thrilling Willy Wonka Kids. Campers will travel on a scrumdidilyumptious adventure with Charlie Bucket visiting a mysterious chocolate factory!

Talented campers will meet in two-week sessions, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session One – Lion King Kids will meet June 19 to 23 and June 26 to 30, and Session Two – Willy Wonka Kids will meet July 3 to 7 and July 10 to 14. On the last day of each camp, the campers will take the stage to delight their audience of family and friends! Their performances will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Camp fees are $425 per student, $400 per sibling, and include a camp shirt and production script. Camps will be held in Scripps Poway. Register at Learn more by emailing or calling 858-362-1632.


Poway Youth Soccer Camps

powayyouthsoccer_logopowayyouthsoccerKick off summer vacation with Poway Youth Soccer League’s (PYSL) fun-filled soccer camps. The Summer Camp program provides a week of intensive soccer training for players of all levels – the week begins with an evaluation so campers can be grouped according to age and experience. Summer Camp sessions are $150 and are available June 12-16, July 10-14, July 17-21, and July 31-Aug. 4. The Advanced Camp for ages 13 through 17 is designed for older players looking for a more challenging camp experience. Weeklong sessions are $195 and run July 19-23 or July 31-Aug 4. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The director of coaching is Jean Willrich, a San Diego Sockers Hall of Famer who played on the U.S. Olympic team in 1984. He has coached youth soccer since 1989. The director of player development is Christine Drummond, who has played on a variety of varsity, intramural, women’s, and men’s leagues. As a coach, she has lead numerous teams to tournament championships. Shawni Flint is directing Advanced Camp, and brings a wealth of experience to the sports training field. A San Diego native, she attended San Diego State University as a full scholarship athlete on the Division I Women’s soccer team as the starting center mid/sweeper. Learn more at




Scripps Performing Arts Academy

scrippsperfartsaca_logoWith plenty of free time and no distractions, summer offers children the perfect opportunity to explore the arts with Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA). Founded by Executive Director Angela Amoroso more than 25 years ago, SPAA offers a variety of summer programs in addition to their year-round training that allow their campers to immerse themselves in dance and musical theatre while scrippsperfartsaca_mainshining as individuals. Throughout their time in the program, dance and musical theatre campers will improve their technical dance and theatre skills, choreography, singing, and acting. They’ll also make arts and crafts, help design sets, and participate in a costumed performance with fellow campers.

SPAA offers musical theatre dance camps for ages 5 through 12, Create-Your-Own Music Video camps for ages 8 to 14, Pirates and Princess camps for 3 ½ to 8, ballet camps for all ages, and intermediate and pre-professional intensives for advanced dancers who audition. Most of the camps run for one week. “We often have campers join us for one camp and then sign up for two or three more weeks because they have such a wonderful time,” said Angela. To learn more about SPAA’s summer camp programs, carefully-selected faculty members, and small class sizes please visit or call 858-586-7834 or 858-509-2624.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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).

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
4645 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. 208
San Diego, CA 92130

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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