SummerCamp_logo2018ColorWith the hustle and bustle of the school year finally over, summertime allows children the opportunity to explore other interests, learn something new, or even get ahead for the next school year. At camp, kids learn to make new friends and be independent outside of home and school environments. Fortunately for local residents, North San Diego County has plenty of summer camp options for children and teens of all ages, with prime locations from inland areas to the coast. Whether it’s art, technology, sports, academics, music, or animals, you are sure to find the perfect summer camp fit for your child right here in North County. The ZCode 2018 Summer Camp Guide gives you an inside look at summer camps and programs available this upcoming season. Read along and discover new opportunities for fun and adventure!

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The Dons Offer Enriching Academic, Athletic, and Creative Summer Programs

cathedralcatholic2Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS), centrally located in Carmel Valley, offers a wide variety of summer enrichment and athletic programs for kindergarten through 12th grade. Your student will be challenged in a supportive environment that is intellectual, physical, creative, and, most importantly, fun! Athletic and enrichment programs run from June 18 through August 10, with morning and afternoon sessions available. Extended care is offered to families before and after camp. For high school students looking to take advantage of the extra study time this summer, first-rate academic programs are also offered.

For those seeking athletic opportunities during the summer break, the experienced Dons varsity coaching staff will run numerous week-long programs designed for athletes of all skill levels. “We provide a safe learning environment for students that want to excel in their sport or try a new one,” shared Michael Wallace, Summer Camps Director. “Our sports camps are held on our state-of-the-art facilities, which include a baseball field, basketball court, soccer field, football field, and Olympic-size swimming pool.” CCHS’s sports camps for elementary through junior high school are no doubt among their most popular summer programs. They offer football, soccer, basketball, tennis, and swimming camps, just to name a few.

The school also offers enrichment programs that are structured to hone academic and critical thinking skills, develop self-confidence, and foster motivation. These programs offer a space for students to be their most creative and adventurous selves. The week-long sessions include a wide range of programs, including but not limited to theater, engineering, photography, underwater robotics, baking, Photoshop, and Harry Potter camps.


For students looking to get ahead this summer, CCHS offers six weeks of academic acceleration courses, running June 18 through July 6 and July 9 through August 2. The courses take place from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “This is ideal for high school students that want to get ahead. They enjoy taking advantage of our online and on-campus advancement courses,” said Summer School Director Jesse Gonzalez. CCHS offers online courses in World History, U.S. History, Economics, Government, and P.E. On-campus courses include various math, science (including Introduction to STEAM), and language courses. Like all of their summer programs, these courses are open to all local high school students.

“We provide a safe learning environment for students that want to excel in their sport or try a new one.”

The CCHS faculty truly cares about the well-being and advancement of students of all ages. They aim for all students to have the opportunity to experience learning the Dons way. To learn more about Cathedral Catholic High School or to register your student for a summer program, visit or call 858-523-4000.


School: Cathedral Catholic High School
President: Mr. Stevan Laaperi
Principal: Mr. Kevin Calkins
Year of Establishment: Established at University of San Diego High School in 1957; moved to new location as CCHS in 2005
Address: 5555 Del Mar Heights Rd., San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-523-4000
School Description: Cathedral Catholic High School is an innovative leader in Catholic, college preparatory education. Their rigorous, innovative education program is offered in a nurturing community that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and traditions of the Catholic Church. CCHS is a community built on faith, knowledge, character, and responsibly since 1957.

Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Camps

pacswim_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 9 to 13; summer swim and tennis camps run June 18 to Aug. 17; and summer swim team runs June 11 to Aug. 17.

Swim & Tennis Camp
Parents can choose full-day camps or half-day camps. Week-long sessions feature tennis only 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 mornings.

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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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.”

The 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 under permit from the County of San Diego as an Organized 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.


Prevent The Summer Slide with Mathnasium

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 is here to stop the decline! Students can close gaps from the previous year, deepen problem solving skills, build up their mastery of math facts and number sense, get a refresher for an upcoming course, or get a head start on skills they will learn in the new year.


The summer program allows for drop-in sessions for students in grades 1 to 12. Mathnasium’s initial assessment helps its talented team develop an individualized learning plan for each student, and later, a progress report to document growth and achievement by the end of summer. The Mathnasium Method has demonstrated great success in helping kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Call now!

4S Ranch
10543 4S Commons Dr., Suite 175
San Diego, CA 92127

13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

9873 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
9460 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite J
San Diego, CA 92126

All-Star Academy

allstaracademy_logoallstaracademySummer living is easy when you’re at All-Star! With over 50 programs to choose from, All-Star Academy (ASA) provides students with a well-rounded summer camp experience that implements educational, athletic, and creative activities for campers. (ASA) offers week-long courses with a variety of activities including sports, enrichment classes, and extended-day academics. ASA’s Elementary School Camp includes sports programs, STEAM courses, art classes, and more. The Middle School Camp includes sports programs, leadership enrichment courses, robotics, AP prep courses, and more. All programs and courses are tailored to meet every student’s needs. ASA’s mission is to provide children with a safe, encouraging, and enriching environment and to foster intellectual growth and learning in all aspects of student education. The ASA team looks forward to your child joining its community! To learn more visit

Poway Trail Company

camp_powaytrailcompany_logoPoway Trail Company is proud to offer another year of adventure-packed camps for school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. These camps are among the most unique in the area. They provide children with a variety of skills and activities with a goal of making them well-rounded in the art of horsemanship. Some of the activities taught and practiced include mucking stalls, grooming, learning anatomy, practicing training techniques (both from the ground and in the saddle), and the occasional crafts and cooking – making horse and human treats. As far as riding is concerned, campers practice many techniques and patterns in the arena together, play games to enhance skills, and even go on trail rides.

Children leave Poway Trail Company camps empowered, confident, and accomplished. The skills they
learn here can be applied to countless other areas of their lives as they pursue their dreams, with horses or not. Learn more at or call 442-888-0464.

Prodigy Dance Company

prodigydance_logoProdigy Dance Company’s (PDC) Summer Dance Camps, offered for students ages 3 to 18, are a great option for students interested in a wide variety of dance styles and techniques. “Our camps incorporate fun and appropriate music and movement for each age level,” said Owner Melissa Sanchez. “It is important to create a positive and nurturing environment, so each dancer leaves the camp with a smile on their face and wanting more.” The company also provides summer intensives – which utilize professional teachers and choreographers – for dancers of all ages and skill level.


Each dance camp runs for four days throughout July and August, and most camps offer both half-day and full-day options depending on age group. July features camps such as a So You Think You Can Dance and Dance on Broadway for various ages, as well as Pretty Princess Camp for ages three to five. During the month of August, dancers can participate in the Frozen Dance Party or Moana-themed camp, as well as Just Dance! for ages six to eight and 9 to 11. Snacks, water, and fun memories are guaranteed for each camper. “Our dance camps are fun and interactive, incorporating not only dance but also crafts related to dance,” said Melissa. “We give special attention to each dancer to ensure the best learning experience possible.”

PDC’s nurturing environment and challenging programs help their students grow not only as dancers but also as individuals. Their staff members, who always go the extra mile for students, give special attention to each dancer to ensure the best learning experience possible. If you’re interested in joining the Prodigy family and turning your child’s dreams into reality visit or call 858-484-8032.

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.

Code Ninjas

codeninjas_logoExcite your child’s inner tech ninja and future success this summer with Code Ninjas’ Camps. The Code Ninjas’ summer program offers an immersive environment for children to explore technology and develop new skills in math, logic, and problem-solving.

Pick the right fit for your child from a choice of creative programs. Beginning JavaScript teaches the basics of JavaScript in one week through gaming. Code Drones enables kids to program and fly their own drones and robots. Game Builder’s Club train campers how to build their own video game from the ground up. Minecraft Create coaches campers to design their own customizations in Minecraft, instilling endless fun and creativity.

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Learn more about Code Ninjas’ Coding Camps 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. Half-day camps are regularly $295 and full-day camps are $495; early birds can get 20 percent off if you sign up by April or 10 percent off by May.

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

San Diego Force FC

camp_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); 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 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 where they can 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 2018! Learn more at

San Diego Mentors

Leadership Training Through Sports, Fitness, and Recreation


San Diego Mentors summer camps build the confidence of youth participants to help them become stronger and more self-sufficient leaders. Focusing on leadership training for boys and girls ages 7 to 15, these day- and week-long camps take place at a variety of parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County, including Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, La Jolla, UTC, and Mission Valley. “Our Youth Leadership Camps allow each participant the opportunity to become a more effective leader of themselves and others while having fun and working with the support and structure provided by our experienced and well-trained mentors,” stated James Giantis, Founder of San Diego Mentors. The summer camps are a new platform of the services they have been providing in the San Diego community for 20 years. Camps can be customized to include activities such as karate, swimming, sports skill training and games, puzzles, and other challenges.


San Diego Mentors’ summer camps incorporate several different methods of teaching youth critical thinking, problem solving, solution development, and decision-making skills through one-on-one, small and large group activities and discussion. The mentors and coaches leading the camps are avid fans of sports, fitness, and recreation. They are educated, experienced, and strongly believe in the importance of leading healthy lifestyles and maintaining a balance of work, play, and fun. In addition, each has at least 10 years of experience mentoring youth with a variety of skills, strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. Camps are held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the summer camps offered by San Diego Mentors, please visit


The Academy of Our Lady of Peace

academyladypeace_logoThe Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) is excited to offer fun and educational summer enrichment camps for young girls. Join OLP for a week of learning and fun on its stunning campus!

Girls entering third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade in the fall can experience the magic of an all girls’ school environment. OLP’s wide variety of STEAM-focused camps are taught by experienced faculty and alumnae. Camps will take place from July 9 to 20, with each camp running one week long. These full-day camps will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp descriptions and registration will be available starting March 1 on the website, The camp fee is $300, however, there will be an early bird special running from March 1 through 5 for $275. OLP looks forward to having your daughters join them! For more information go to


City of Poway

camp_cityofpoway_logoIn 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, science, cooking, STEM, fencing, cheerleading, archery, and much more. Specialty camps are presented through independent contract instructors, full of passion and eager to share their expertise and talents.

camp_cityfofpowayOne parent said, “We love City of Poway camps! My kids always have fun – they learn new skills, make friends, and ask to go back every year! It also doesn’t hurt that the camps are so reasonably priced.” With over 100 summer camps, will you join in on the fun?

Early summer camp registration begins April 17 at 7:30 a.m. Register early as the camps fill up quickly. You can find the 2018 summer camp preview in the Spring Community Services Guide – out now! For more information or to register, visit or Poway City Hall.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

bgc-sd_logoThe 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

Southern California Ballet

SoCalBallet_logoThis summer, Southern California Ballet, the premier dance training institute serving Poway and North County San Diego, will be offering five weeks of summer camp for children ages four and older. According to Toby Batley, Co-Artistic Director for Southern California Ballet, the dance camps promote health and well-being and provide a great way to build kids’ confidence and express their creativity. “Week-long dance camps always give young dancers the chance to springboard their training and make great advances,” Batley said.

socalballetA Discover Dance camp will be offered to children ages four to nine. For dancers 10 years and older, a more concentrated training program called Summer Intensives will be available. “We teach young children the joy of movement through classical ballet and other forms of dance,” Batley shared. “Our older intensives give students the chance and time to focus and perfect what they have been working on throughout the year.”

This year, Batley is excited to announce that the intensive camps will be centered around the classical ballet Cinderella. He assured that the camps will include other genres of dance as well. “It is a balance of athleticism and artistry,” said Batley. “The camps are fun!”

Southern California Ballet is unique in its high level of training provided by expert teachers who have experience from all around the world. Both Batley and his counterpart, Co-Artistic Director Martha Leebolt, are award-winning principal dancers from the United Kingdom. Director of Cecchetti and Founding Director Sylvia Palmer is an examiner and Fellow of Cecchetti USA, and Suzan Stone, another team member, is an Associate with Cecchetti USA.

For more information visit

Country Montessori School

countrymontessori_logoSummer Camps at Country Montessori School (CMS) allow for great flexibility with your summer schedule. You can choose from one week to seven weeks and everything in between including half days and full days. The themed weeks offer your child great opportunities to learn something new while having fun on CMS’s three-acre campus.

The mornings are filled with activities including arts and crafts, movement, and music. In the afternoon, the children enjoy water play in the shady, grassy area outside. Montessori materials go away for the summer and the children indulge in themes such as fairy tales, engineering, and sea animals. Cricket camp is for three-year-olds to incoming kindergartners and Kookaburra is for first graders to incoming fifth graders. “CMS was extremely organized throughout the entire process, and the program was very positive and child-centered,” one parent shared.


All camps are led by CMS staff and there is before and after childcare from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit

Scripps Performing Arts Academy

scrippsperformingartsac_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 theater while shining as individuals. Throughout their time in the program, campers will improve their technical dance and theater skills, choreography, singing, and acting. They’ll also make arts and crafts, help design sets, and participate in a costumed performance with fellow campers.

scrippsperformingartsacSPAA offers Musical Theater dance camps for ages 7 to 16, Create-Your-Own Music Video camps for ages 9 to 16, Minion Mania Camps for ages 3½ to 9, ballet camps for all ages and young men’s intensives and intermediate and pre-professional intensives for serious dance students by 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.

Robot City

robotcity_logoIf your child loves to build robots, Robot City is the place to be this summer! Students learn hands-on with multiple robots, including some to keep for further experimentation at home. Robot City’s exciting curriculum is focused on bolstering students’ foundation for future success in growing STEM fields.

robotcity1robotcity2Aspiring roboticists will learn fundamentals of robotics and related technology such as circuitry, sensors, gears, the science of electricity, physics concepts, and tactile skills such as connecting wires. Unlike courses with heavy screen time, Robot City’s programming and coding camps allow students to build and program real robots in the field. This allows infinite possibilities for your child to bring together STEM concepts in a way only they can dream and design.

There are six robot building and robot coding camp options for grades K-2 and 2-6. Students can build dozens of different robots (some to keep!) including MagnetBot, RoboSpider, Gyrobot and Ozobot, as well as advanced robotic drones and the Arduino-based mBot and Edison. Tuition is $255 until April 22 with code ZCODE18 (regularly $270). Visit for camp dates and locations including 4S Ranch, Carmel Valley, Del Sur, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Poway, and more.

Lynch Dance Institute

lynchdance_logoFind your summer groove with Lynch Dance Institute (LDI)! LDI has something for every dancer, from creative dance camps to summer intensives. Dance campers will be able to share the joy of dance with both old and new friends, explore conceptual creativity, experience the thrill of being able to create their own work, embrace their powerful sense of self, strengthen their passion for dance, and find their artistic voice. For the more serious dancers who are still too young to leave for the summer, but want excellent training while remaining local, LDI has the answer. LDI offers a four-week, four-hour-per-day summer dance intensive and the flexibility of attending on a weekly basis. Come see what the dance community is talking about and sign up with LDI. Their talented, professional, and qualified teachers provide a joyful and respectful environment where all students will feel challenged yet accomplished. The fresh approach to dance education is what sets LDI apart from the rest! To learn more visit or call 858-282-9911.


Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts


inspiredmvmnt_logoWhether your child is already an experienced dancer or just starting out, you don’t need to look any further than Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts (IM) for a summer dance experience that will leave lasting memories and inspiration. “We want everyone to experience the joy of dance, and IM provides that type of environment for not only the dancer, but the whole family!” said Jenna Saylor, IM Owner and Director.

Inspired Movement offers specialized week-long summer camp experiences for ages 3 to 5, 5 to 8, and 8 to 12. Each age group can choose from programs that focus on musical theater, hip hop, ballet, jazz, acro, lyrical, and more. They offer half-day and full-day camps for all age groups, and while camps mainly focus on dance instruction, dance campers will also get to enjoy arts and crafts, games, and take part in end of the week performances for their families. Camps are centered on fun!


Intensives are also offered for more advanced dancers ages 8 and up. Inspired Movement prides themselves in bringing in the best dance instruction from outside San Diego and is becoming very well-known for offering amazing monthly master classes and summer guest teachers. During intensives, dancers have the opportunity to learn from professional master teachers working well within the dance industry. Intensive programs vary from ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, on-camera filming, and more. “Summer is a time where we see exponential growth in our dancers,” says Jenna.

For more information on IM’s instructors, programs, and camps offered visit

California All-Stars Cheer

caallstar_logocaallstar2With more than 1,000 athletes throughout six locations, five in California and one in Arizona, California All-Stars (CAS) Cheer offers the most competitive cheerleading program in the state of California. Its North County location in San Marcos welcomes boys and girls of all ages and skill levels to be part of a nationally recognized team and 12-time World Champions, among other awards.

CAS offers tumbling camps in the summer, which focus on tumbling techniques for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels. The camps can last two or three days and are three hours per day. With its highly trained and energetic staff, CAS provides a sense of work ethic and life lessons in each of its classes. “People come to California All-Stars for top quality coaching and family atmosphere,” said Tannaz Kirichkow, Owner of CAS. “Life lessons, core values, and athletic excellence come hand-in-hand. We love to see our kids succeed on and off the floor!”


CAS has something for every budding cheerleader out there! Tryouts for new teams will be held May 10 to 14. To learn more about camps, classes, and clinics at CAS, visit or call 760-471-2243.

COAST Volleyball Club

coastvb_logoFor young volleyball fans looking to improve their skills this summer, consider COAST Volleyball Club summer camps! With its 24,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility based in the conveniently-located Sorrento Valley, COAST Volleyball Club is the perfect place for your child to excel. Whether your volleyball player is interested in a skill-specific camp, a competitive-themed camp, or a sand-training camp, COAST Volleyball Club offers all of this and more. “All of our camps are under one roof, and we provide fun, high-quality instruction,” said Owner and Executive Director Ozhan Bahrambeygui. “We have camps that are great for beginners, as well as experienced players looking to gain that competitive edge.”


COAST Volleyball Club is ranked as one of the top five volleyball clubs in the nation, and its summer camps reflect its high standing. COAST camp’s coach-to-player ratio are the best in the industry and experienced instructors, such as current professional beach volleyball player Majo Orellana, offer expert technique training.

Summer camps last for three to four days and cater to kindergarteners all the way up to college-bound high school players. The most popular options are the combination camps (one part indoor volleyball, one part sand volleyball), skill-specific camps, and the tryout camps (specifically geared to prepare players for their school team tryouts). Ozhan emphasized, “Our summer camp season is the ideal time to discover this sport, and we have something for everybody.”

Learn more about COAST Volleyball Club’s summer camp options at

Studio West Music Production Camps


Musical 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 vocals, and how to produce and arrange a song, all while using top recording industry software. Starting with a basic melody, students will build their skills all week and take home an original composition they’ve arranged, produced, and recorded.

Studio West has been teaching music production for 10 years. Programs span from middle school to industry professionals – from summer camps, numerous industry certifications, all the way up to a year-long diploma 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. Summer Music Production Camps will run weekly from June 25 through Aug. 10 from 12 to 6 p.m. each day. Register now 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 girls and boys of all experience levels, programs range from camps for ages 3 to 5 to beginning and intermediate camps for ages 6 to 14 in jazz, acrobatics, and hip hop. 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.”

Themed tiny tot camps for dancers ages 3 to 5 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. Tiffany Monday shared,“My daughter has a blast at Danceology Summer Camps! The teachers are very friendly, trustworthy, and organized, and they make it fun to learn new dance skills.” Lenore Reese agreed, adding, “My daughter has made her best friends at Danceology!” To learn more about Danceology’s summer camps visit or call 858-613-1155.


ZCode’s 2018 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
After School Learning Tree offers a fun summer camp program and award-winning tutoring. Grades K-7 can enjoy core classes, arts and crafts, museum trips, brain-busting activities, and more!
11525 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121

All-Star Academy
With over 50 programs to choose from, All-Star Academy provides a well-rounded summer camp experience that implements educational, athletic, and creative activities for campers. Programs and courses are tailored to meet each student’s needs.
10760 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Army and Navy Academy – Camp Pacific & 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

ArtHaus 5
We first imagine, then we create, and finally we inspire others with our work!
10711 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92128

Boys & Girls Club 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 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 Pl.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-471-2490 x311

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito offer affordable and flexible Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps, Sports Camps, and more for ages 5-15 throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas.
858-720-2180 x315

California All-Stars Cheer
Conveniently located in San Marcos, California All-Stars has cheer teams and classes for all levels, ages 5-19, with the best competitive cheer program in the state.
340 Rancheros Dr. #170
San Marcos, CA 92069

Carlsbad Art Farm
Carlsbad Art Farm’s award-winning outdoor summer day camps on 10 acres of creekside woodland habitat encourage a deep connection to animals and the natural world through traditional studio art education. An exceptional summertime experience for grades 2-8.
5855 Sunny Creek Rd.
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

City of Carlsbad
Run, swim, dance, play! The City of Carlsbad’s summer camps include art, aquatics, science and exploration, sports and fitness, and traditional day camps for kids 3-16.
City of Carlsbad

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 and after care are included for one low price.
1200 Vale Terrance Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

Coast Volleyball Club
Ranked one of the top five volleyball clubs in the nation, COAST Volleyball Club’s summer camps include skill-specific training, competitive, tryout, and sand-training camps for kindergarteners through high schoolers in local state-of-the-art facility.
11526 Sorrento Valley Rd. #N
San Diego, CA 92121

Coastal Gymnastics
From novices to advanced athletes, Coastal Gymnastics Academy camps let young athletes thrive in a safe, individualized environment. Half-day Preschool Camp for ages 3-5 runs July 23 to 27. Half-day or full-day Academy Camp for ages 5 and up runs June 25 to 29 and July 30 to Aug. 3.
1281 Liberty Way
Vista, CA 92081

Code Ninjas San Diego
Code Ninjas’ fun, immersive environment gives kids the tools and techniques to unleash their coding creativity. From games to drones, there’s something for every young aspiring programmer.
16773 Bernardo Center Dr.
Ste. G-E
San Diego, CA 92128

Country Montessori
Country Montessori School’s Cricket Camp and Kookaburra Camp offer a wide range of adventures for 2½-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

Dance & Company Performing Arts Studio
Dancers of all ages can step into Dance & Company’s exciting variety of classes. The engaging, encouraging programs range from ballet and jazz to contemporary and hip hop.
12120 Alta Carmel Ct.
San Diego, CA 92128

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 Pines School
Del Mar Pines School’s Summer of Discoveries offers children a fun and enriching experience that bends academics with creativity. From sports and 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

EDU Learning Center
Your child can choose from a variety of exciting classes from woodshop and Lego design to drawing and athletics. Summer at EDU Learning Center is an unforgettable adventure where campers explore their interests, discover their passions, make friends, build self-confidence, and have fun!
16130 West Bernardo Dr.
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.
14339 Barrymore St.
San Diego, CA 92129

Gyminny Kids, Inc.
Spring and summer camps at Gyminny Kids are packed full of exciting, mind-blowing activities! Come beat the heat in the 17,000-square-foot air conditioned facility. Foam pit, Tumble Trak, bungees, zip-line, ninja courses, and gymnastics await!
17022 Camino San Bernardo
San Diego, CA 92127
1-800-GYMINNY | 858-451-0204

Horsemanship Academy
Horse camp at pristine barn in Rancho Santa Fe for all levels, ages 6-16. English and Western riding, horse painting, beach day with horses, and horse show with ribbons.
16255 Via de La Valle
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts
Inspired Movement Dance and Performing Arts aims to instill inspiration, artistry, and excellence through fun and challenging dance camps and intensives for children of all ages and skill levels.
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92121
Moving this summer to
16089 San Dieguito Rd.
Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92067

Keystone South Summer Camp at Solana Santa Fe Elementary
Keystone South offers programs for campers ages 4-14! Campers choose their own adventure daily from over 30 diverse activities. With individualized experiences and an incredible community, KS is THE choice!
6570 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Rancho Bernardo
Kumon of Rancho Bernardo has served local families for over 25 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

Leading Note Studios Music Camps
Leading Note Studios offers weekly camps for ages 4-18 all summer and during every school break, including rock band camp, audio engineering, vocal camps, summer musical, intro to music, and more.

Lynch Dance Institute
Lynch Dance Institute is a training facility where parents and children alike can feel equally energized about their experience. LDI’s extensive professional careers make the difference!
12840 Danielson Ct., Ste. A
Poway, CA 92064
Moving April 1, 2018 to
12227 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

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

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 1-12 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 convenient programs to address summer learning loss or the “summer slide.” Trained math instructors design a customized learning plan for each child. They then work with them to retain what they learned in math class during the year and be prepared for a strong start in the fall.
3435 Del Mar Heights Rd. #100
San Diego, CA 92130

Mathnasium – Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
Students in grades K-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 – Poway
Prevent the “summer slide” and get a head start on the next grade with Mathnasium’s summer programs, which provide learning plans customized to each student’s individual needs and unlimited* drop-in sessions for grades 1-12.
13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

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.

Music Pillars
Music Pillars exists to inspire and grow people through music. The studio helps people learn how to play for fun, play for others, and play deeply!
10710 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92127

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 Arts Dance Center
Pacific Arts Dance Center is a new studio in the San Diego area, merging Del Mar Ballet and Royal Academy of Performing Arts. Together, it’s a dance enterprise like no other!
5550 Carmel Mountain Rd.
Ste. 210
San Diego, CA 92130

Pacific Ridge School
Pacific Ridge School’s summer programs offer students in grades 3-12 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 4-13. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches.
14343 Silverset St.
Poway, CA 92064

Poway Trail Company
Poway Trail Company camps are fun-filled, adventure-packed day camps focused on educating youth about the joys of horsemanship. Kids will experience ranch life, make lasting memories, and meet new friends!
14875 Mina De Oro Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Prodigy Dance Company
Prodigy Dance Company’s summer camps include a wide variety of dance styles and techniques for children ages 3-18, helping students grow both as dancers and as individuals.
13350 Camino Del Sur #3B
San Diego, CA 92129

Proteus Athlete
Combining the very best in sport science with the art of coaching, Proteus Athlete prepares highly adaptable athletes ages 7 and up for competitive success both on and off the playing field.
10710 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Ray Smith Tennis Camps
Ray Smith’s Tennis Camps teach fundamentals, scoring, and strategy for ages 6-16. Join the fun, focused environment for beginning through advanced intermediate players, June 18 through Aug. 10.
17394 West Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

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 1-12 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 and exciting summer.
5677 Oberlin Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92121

If your child aged 5-11 loves to build or program robots such as RoboSpider, Ozobot, Magnetbot and an exciting drone, Robot City is the place to be this summer! Students learn hands-on in both building and coding camps. Robot City’s exciting curriculum is focused on bolstering students’ foundation for future success in growing STEM fields.
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 is also a great tool to teach fair play and self-discipline. Join one of the 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 Mentors
San Diego Mentors summer camps build the confidence of youth participants ages 7-15 to help them become stronger and more self-sufficient leaders through sports, fitness, and recreational activities.
12011 World Trade Dr. #2
San Diego, CA 92128

Scripps Performing Arts Academy
SPAA is a high-quality, professional dance and musical theater 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
Second location
3880 Valley Centre Dr., Ste. 201
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/L
San Diego, CA 92128

Star Repertory
STAR Rep’s 2018 Summer Study/Performance program offers a two-week theater intensive from July 9 to July 20, Mondays through Fridays, with a review and performance of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr. on July 21 and 22. 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

Step By Step Dance
Step By Step Dance offers quality dance education for ages 2 and up. This year’s summer opportunities include Fairytale Ballet July 12 to Aug. 2, Connect Dance Camp Aug. 6 to 10, and a dance clinic July 10 to Aug. 2.
16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr. at RB Swim & Tennis Club
San Diego, CA 92128

Studio West
Get hands-on time in a world-class recording facility, and experiencing 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

Sugar Sweet Farm
Campers ride horses, love on llamas, craft, harvest, garden, milk, gather eggs, swim, and much more. Offering one-day camps for ages 6-12.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Summer Funner Theater
A nonprofit, interdenominational Christian kids’ one-week theater camp. Kids ages 5-18 rotate through acting, song, dance, crafts, quiet time, and learning a play they perform Friday night.
P.O. Box 1472
Poway, CA 92064

The Fine Tune Academy
From July 16 to 21, 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 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