2016 Summer Camp Guide

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It’s hard to believe but the kids will be getting out of school soon and looking for something fun to do for the summer. Yes, it’s time to start thinking about summer camps!

To help you through this process, we have several of the best camps in the Conejo Valley listed here, with all the information you need to learn about their awesome offerings. Check it all out below!

You can navigate a variety of fabulous local camps by simply clicking below:

Camps are listed by city.

Calabasas 

CAMP WILDCRAFT

DesignAt Camp Wildcraft, we grow creative, curious, confident and caring kids who feel at home in nature. Set in a tree-filled, 12-acre conservation center at Headwaters Corner at Calabasas, we empower kids to discover the hidden natural world—and their hidden strengths. In our immersive weekly program, campers build friendships and forts, find animal tracks, identify plants, turn leaves into paper, sculpt with clay harvested from the local hills, find 12-million- year-old fossils in Topanga, create a museum of found objects and feel joy and wonder daily.

Serving families in Calabasas, Conejo Valley, the West San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas, there are seven weekly sessions June 13th to July 29th for children ages 6-12. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended hours. Camp Wildcraft is a collaboration with Mountains Restoration Trust and is located at 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas.

To experience Camp Wildcraft, join us for our final open house Saturday, May 14th, 11 a. m to 2 p.m. To RSVP,  and to get details about camp, including special discounts, visit our website at www.campwildcraft.com. Like us on Facebook to join on Wildcraft community and get updates on camp events, and local nature and art resources for families. Call 818.992.5177 or email [email protected].

CAMP CALABASAS

Summer Camp 2016 ImageHeld at DeAnza Park in Calabasas. All camps run from June 9-August 23

Summer Camp: ages 4-6
This program is designed for children entering pre-k or kindergarten in Fall 2016. Camp days are filled thematic arts and crafts, sports, water play, cooking and science. Each of the ten weeks have special themes and campers have an option to go swimming or play in our splash pad at the park. We also offer an option for weekly field trips.

Summer Camp: ages 5-11

This camp is divided into age groups of 5-7 and 8-11 year olds. There are weekly age specific
field trips, swimming, sports, crafts, bounce houses, daily hot lunch option and much more!

Teen Camp 

This is a great camp to keep your “tween” busy. Our youngest Teen Camp participants must be
entering 5th grade in Fall 2016. We send campers on daily supervised adventures to a variety of
exciting locations. A full trip calendar and information is located on our website.

Contact Camp Calabasas at (818) 878-0162 or visit our website www.campcalabasas.org for more information.

IMG_7369AGOURA HILLS/CALABASAS COMMUNITY CENTER CAMPS

The AHCCC is a 30,000 sq. ft. sports complex and health club with a variety of air-conditioned banquet rooms. We partner with the best camp directors in the area and we will be offering a multitude of different camps for boys and girls this summer ranging from STEM to Sports! We have something for everyone: Basketball, Art, Theater, Dance, Chemistry, Music, Cooking, All-Sports, LEGO & Robotics camps, and a variety of crazy-fun movie-making camps. Enroll today!  So many camps to choose from! Click here to see our complete listing of summer camps!

Agoura Hills

CAMP KINNERET

Established in 1954, we are a caring community where children have fun, make friends, learn, grow, and are inspired to be the best people they can be! Located in Agoura, we offer campers aged 4 – 14 a summer of sports, arts, and outdoor activities in an environment that’s uniquely suited to encourage their development. Our campers experience all the fun and friendship of camp plus the support of a community that’s committed to generating life-long skills.

We are committed to helping each child grow into his or her best self by combining excellent staff, quality training, small camp groups, and a philosophy that puts campers first. We strive to foster relationships and provide children with opportunities to learn, grow, and discover themselves. This creates a warm, welcoming environment in which campers can be themselves without fear of judgment and in which each child belongs. We call it a child-centered program; the campers call it the best summer ever! Go to www.campkinneret.com for more information.

CAMP AGOURA HILLS 

Camp Agoura Hills

Camp Agoura Hills provides creative expression and recreational games under the supervision of our active Recreational Leaders!

  • Tiny Tots: Ages 2.9-Kindergarten, June 13- August 12. M/W/F 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m: Your child will practice social skills, academic skills, and a daily routine in a fun, safe environment. Location- Classroom B. $25 per day, $41 for 2 days/week, $56 for 3 days/week
  • Rec Club: Ages Kindergarten – 5th Grade, May 31- August 19. M-F 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4 p.m.The definition of classic summer camp: Arts & crafts, outdoor activities, fun games for all. Location – Classroom C. $25/half day, $41/two half days, $56/three half days, $71/four half days, $86/five half days 
  • Rec Club on the GO!: Ages Kindergarten – 5th Grade, May 31- August 19. Tue/Thur 12:30-4 p.m: Rec Club on the Go takes a bus to fun and different places! Drop-off/ Pick up Location – Classroom C. Afternoon Program – Discount Pricing Per Week! $25/day, $45/two days 
  • Full Day Trip To Medieval Times: Ages Kindergarten – 5th Grade • July 20. Trip includes: 2 hour medieval jousting tournament with six competing knights, real weapons, beautiful horses, and meal. Campers must wear their camp T-shirt when attending a trip.  A camp T-shirt can be purchased from a Camp Agoura Hills staff member for $10.  Look for dates and other information in the Summer Brochure.  Drop-off/Pick up Location: Classroom C. $50 for the day. 
  • Specialty Camps (9am-12pm and 1-4pm): Ages 3 – 5th Grade: We offer a variety of specialty camps during the morning and afternoons, ages vary between 3-5th grade. We are offering the following camps: Nerf Sports, Soccer, Video game design, Art, Spanish, Immersion, Chess, Fashion Design, Food network, Minecraft LEGO, Action movie workshop, Survivor: Engineers Cove and Software Engineering. Camp location: 29900 Lady Face Court, Agoura Hills 91301

For more inforation, go to www.agourahillsrec.org or call (818)597-7361

LINDERO KIDS SUMMER SPORTS CAMP

LCC camp ad 2016 w open house (1)Description: Kids, ages 4-6, will do a variety of indoor and outdoor activities at summer sports camp. The general camp, ages 7-12, will choose a primary sport, either golf or tennis which will be the morning focuses. In the afternoon, the general campers can choose from golf, tennis, soccer, swimming and a variety of other activities. Lunch is included for all ages.

Camp Specialty: Sports
Recommended Ages: 4-12
Camp Location: 5719 Lake Lindero Drive, Agoura Hills
Websitewww.linderocc.com
Email:[email protected]
Phone: 818-889-1158 ext. 107

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE GREATER CONEJO VALLEY

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 4.59.12 PMWe offer a variety of camps for ages 5-14!

  • Traditional Day Camp: Fun-filled themes, weekly field trips, arts & crafts and sports
  • Travel Camp: A field trip every day, including the beach, theme parks, swimming, go-carting
  • Musical Theater Camp: Sing, act and dance in Disney’s Annie
  • Camp-Out Adventures: Canoeing, hiking, campfires, s’mores (Big Bear area & Mammoth
  • Sports Camp: Archery, basketball, fitness & soccer
  • STEM Summer School: Keep learning–science, technology, engineering & math activities
  • C.I.T. (Counselor-in-training) Program: Call all teen leaders!

To learn more and sign up, please visit our website at www.bgcconejo.org or call (818) 735-9518. Click here to download the flyer: 2016 Summer Camp

Thousand Oaks

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SUMMER DAY CAMPS, CONEJO RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT, Thousand Oaks

The Conejo Recreation & Park District is offering five different summer day camp options for kids ages 4-12 this summer. Starting as low as $110 per week, activities include range weekly themes, hiking, arts & crafts, archery, swimming, games, songs, sports, overnight camping and more. 

There’s a reason it’s called “Home of the Happy Camper.” For more information, go to www.crpd.org/parkfac/conejo/summer_day_camps/default.asp

 

KINGSMEN SHAKESPEARE SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS

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Attention aspiring actors, our Summer Theatre camps begin June 13! We offer one full day and three half day specialty theatre camps for ages 8-16. Camps include Beginning Shakespeare, a beginning acting course and its application to Shakespeare. Advanced Shakespeare offers stage combat and acting techniques. Musical Theatre explores the study of acting, voice and dance as it applies to musical theatre. Each session culminates in a production for family and friends.  

Returning this year, Puppet Camp. This is a first of its kind, hands on, creative, fun and exciting camp where campers make their very own marionette and “train it” in a series of Shakespeare scenes and monologues. Campers keep their special, one of a kind marionette! Our professional staff is made up of teachers, actors and members of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company, the professional theatre company of California Lutheran University. Our friendly instructors introduce campers and guide them through our Shakespeare inspired theatre classes. Prices are $285 for half day and $400 for full day camps; each session is 2 weeks. All camps take place on the beautiful campus of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Space is limited.  http://www.kingsmenshakespeare.org/camp/ or call 805-493-3452.

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THE ARTERIE

Our Art Camps sell out every year! Offered when schools are on break, our camps are for students aged 6-13. Camps run weekly from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (June/July/August) and allow students to create 6-8 incredible works of art and always includes painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking and design. Contact us today at 805.379.1426 to secure your child’s spot! www.theARTerie.org.

YOUNG ART LESSONS

Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 11.40.47 AMYoung Art Lessons, the children’s art store and studio, is pleased to announce the opening of it’s
newest location at The Oaks Mall, conveniently located next to Starbucks, offering “drop in” art lessons seven days a week.

Parents are able to drop their child off for a variety of class time lengths ranging from 15 minutes to multiple hours while they shop, dine or catch a movie.

Young Art’s concept of “Drop Your Child off for an Art Lesson while you Shop,” has been received with enthusiasm, and the company looks forward to providing an education venue for patrons of the Oaks.

During the Summer Camp, students will be introduced to a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil pastel, tempura, acrylic, water pastel, colored pencil and clay.Each class will cover the styles of well known artists as students experience impressionism, cartooning, abstract painting, portrait sketching, still life, 3-D, digital animation, and drawing animals as well as classic landscapes. We will practice team building and cooperation while also encouraging individuality and uniqueness within each student. Our trained instructors will
be there to help your child develop as an artist every step of the way. Sign your child up today! Click here to download printable coupon: 600x600adPICS

Newbury Park

SUMMER ART CAMP @ ART TREK

Fun, Friends & Art!  June 13th-July 22nd, 2016. Our 6-week Summer Art Camp will get your creative brain working! You pick and choose the dates.  Join us at the Art Trek studio for morning, afternoon or a full day of camp.  We have an array of great projects including felt crafts, mosaic tiling, zentangle, painting on wood and much more! Check out our website: arttrek.org.  Feel Free to
Art Trek 2visit our studio. You are always welcome!

Cost Per Day:

  • Morning: 9:00-12:00 $30
  • Afternoon: 12:30-3:30 $30
  • Full Day: 9:00-3:30 $55

Staying all day?! Pack a lunch for 12:30 break.
Camp Speciality: Arts
Recommended Ages: 7-15
Camp Location: 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd. Newbury Park, CA 91320
For camp calendar and registration visit arttrek.org/summer-camp/ or call (805) 499-1700.

SPORTS ACADEMY

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 7.46.11 AMSports Academy is a world-class multi-disciplinary sports training and development campus in Thousand Oaks. The 96,000 sq. ft. facility will host competitions, run leagues, camps, clinics, and deliver specialized programs to meet the individual needs of each athlete.

Sports Academy’s large offering of youth sports programs, including daily activities, weekend events and sports camps were developed by top level professional, college, high school, middle school and elementary school coaches and trainers. Instruction is held in our state-of-the-art facility and are supervised by top-level staff, adding experience, top-level skills training and positive mentoring. Skill-specific training progressions focusing on play, experiential learning, fun movement activities and high repetitions for skill development is the focus for daily training and every camp. Daily classes and camps running year around are available for children ages 2-5 in our Active Kids program. As Active Kids mentors we adhere to creating learning opportunities to include physical, language, and social skills in a fun, challenging, but positive environment. If needed, staff members are available and dedicated to assisting parents in choosing the right progression and developmental classes for their developing athlete.

Building a foundation of confidence in young children to recognize their unique strengths, embrace their individual challenges, and own every opportunity. PLAY AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROVIDE THE BASIS OF DISCOVERY. For more information or to schedule a tour, go to www.sportsacademy.us or call (844) 518-7246.

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One Response

  1. Lonnie
    Lonnie April 27, 2016 at 6:23 am |

    As owners of Swift Nature Camp, I enjoy looking at the camp offered and feel as if I would like to go to a few. Parents need to seriously invest time when selecting a summer camp. I t is important that it is the right fit. Not all camps are the same. This is especially true for overnight camps. Be sure to speak with the director and have a good list of questions you can find these on the American Camp Association website.

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