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 2016 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.

Sports and
Academic Camps

It’s a Summer of Fun and Enrichment with
Cathedral Catholic High School Camps

by LYDIA COBB | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Imagine a camp roster that offers a combination of intellectual, physical, creative, and fun experiences. Cathedral Catholic High School Camps are open to all students, no matter which school a child attends. Summer camps run from June 20 through August 5. There are week-long morning and afternoon camps as well as online advancement courses.


“Our sports camps for middle and junior high school ages are popular,” explained Kevin Calkins, Principal at CCHS. “We also offer acceleration courses for high school students who want to get ahead.”

“Cathedral Catholic High School has outstanding faculty that truly care about the well-being and advancement of students.”

camp_cchs_1For students who excel in their sport or want an introduction to a new one, variety is the theme here. CCHS sports camps include football, soccer, basketball, tennis, and lacrosse, to name a few. The sports camps are held in the school’s advanced facilities, from the ball fields to the basketball court and Olympic-size swimming pool. Each camp covers the fundamental strategies for success so participants improve their skills and develop their love of the sport. Mr. Calkins mentioned, “The CCHS Dons Varsity coaching staff have more than 100 years of combined coaching experience and bring a wealth of knowledge about their respective sports.” Morning and afternoon sessions are available in week-long sports camps.

Enrichment courses for those in grades 3-12 are structured to hone academic and critical thinking skills. Campers develop more self-confidence and motivation in these morning or afternoon week-long camps.

Academic Acceleration Programs are tailored to high school students. On-campus courses feature math, English, science and Introduction to STEAM, Introduction to Web Design, Introduction to Programming, and language courses. Online courses include world history, U.S. history, economics, government, and physical education.

“Cathedral Catholic High School has outstanding faculty that truly care about the well-being and advancement of students,” added Mr. Calkins. “We want all students to experience learning the Dons way.” It’s a summer of personal investment in the future of our children.



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

Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos

camp_bgc_sm_logoThe Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos is dedicated to providing local youth with a safe environment, positive role models, and engaging enrichment activities. Over 3,000 children ages 6 to 18 participate in the Club year-round. After school lets out, the fun continues with Summer Day Camp 2016: Blast from the Past. Whether they’re learning about Ancient Greece, pirates, or dinosaurs, campers are guaranteed an exciting and education journey through time. They’ll explore science, technology, art, and more through fun projects and awesome field trips.

Camp season begins June 27 and ends Aug. 26, and camp hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Parents can sign their children up for one week at a time at $60 per week, or $20 per day. Learn more and register at


Studio West Recording Arts 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, Ike Turner, 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 Recording Arts for 10 years. Programs span teenagers to industry professionals and include industry certifications and a year-long degree program in Recording Arts for those interested in a professional career in the audio industry. After-school programs are also offered throughout the school year. Week-long camps run Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our location in Rancho Bernardo, from June 20 to Aug. 5. Get a 10% discount for signing up by April 15 at


Therapeutic Literacy Center 

tlc_logoWhile summer vacation offers ample time for students to run, play, and exercise their bodies, it also offers the perfect opportunity to exercise their minds. During the busy school year, students may not get the one-on-one time with a teacher or tutor nor the therapy to develop their underlying weaknesses in learning skills. This is where the Therapeutic Literacy Center (TLC) comes in.

While the center, located in Solana Beach, offers specialized training to students year-round, they utilize the extra time that summer affords by offering specialized camp programs to prepare children for success when school starts in the fall. Their summer programming includes an intensive therapy to overcome challenges and learning disabilities by focusing on underlying learning skills, as well as a learning “bootcamp” for children that are strong in their underlying skills but need work in the areas of math, handwriting, or keyboarding. All of TLC’s programs can help a student be successful in the Common Core curriculum.

TLC’s summer programs include both group learning experiences and individualized one-on-one sessions, provided by specially trained clinicians. If a full-day program is chosen, the day may even include outings to a surf camp in Solana Beach or an activity at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. “A cognitive bootcamp mixed with hours of outdoor exercise is the perfect summer combination for children wanting to enter their next grade level with confidence in their success,” said Maria Bagby, TLC Executive Director.

Because spaces fill up quickly, early registration is encouraged. To learn more about TLC and how they can help eliminate learning challenges in reading, writing, and math visit or call 858-481-2200.


YMCA Overnight Camps

racho_family_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


Frozen Ropes

frozen_ropes_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 2016 – 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 2016 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.


Little Rookies and Allstar Baseball and Softball Academy

At Little Rookies and Allstar Baseball and Softball Academy, campers will learn fundamental skills such as base running, catching, fielding, hitting, throwing, and will even get to enjoy a live game every day after lunch. This year’s camps will include special guest appearances from former Padre and Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Randy Jones, who will autograph a baseball for every player that attends. Coach Kurtis Swanberg said, “It is a great day on the field as the kids buddy up with their friends and meet new teammates. The philosophy of the camp is to always provide a fun-filled time and to let kids learn the game while being happy. It is our 25th great year!”

Camp dates include June 20 through June 24 at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley, June 27 to July 1 at Aviara Park in Carlsbad, July 18 to July 22 at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma, and Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. Half-day camps run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for $165 for five days or $33 a day, and full-day camps run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $210 for five days or $42 a day. To learn more or to watch their exciting camp videos visit for ages 4 to 6 and for ages 7 to 12, or call 858-344-7678.


Fox Mountain Adventures

camp_foxmtnlogoJoin Fox Mountain Adventures for an incredible sleepaway summer camp, right here in San Diego! With nighttime laser tag, midnight madness, movie making with friends screened pool-side under the stars, and over 50 amazing activities and electives, Fox is reinventing how kids and teens spend their summer. Be warned – parents describe time and again how their campers truly don’t stop telling stories from camp all year long.

Conveniently located at the base of the Palomar Mountains, Fox is perfect for local campers. It’s far enough away to build independence, but close enough to home for ease of mind. Optional round-trip transportation is also available from Rancho Peñasquitos and the San Diego airport.

Fox Mountain Adventures offers Overnight Adventure Camp for ages 10 to 15, High School Improv Camp for grades 9 to 12, and Summer Camp for Adults, ages 21 and up. Each youth program features over 50 electives, including archery, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, ga-ga, slime games, arts and crafts, and much more! For Fox Mountain Adventures, camp goes beyond the activities – through the immersive experiences, the camp is proud to develop campers into better leaders, more creative thinkers, and confident, caring individuals.

Plus, campers love the air-conditioned cabins, comfortable beds, delicious camp menu, and amazing counselors who ensure everyone is safe, included, and having a blast. Fox Mountain Adventures is accredited by the American Camp Association.

As a thank you for considering Fox Mountain, the camp would also love to offer you a free gift when you call at 855-FOX-CAMP. Reserve your bunk and register today at


LA Galaxy SD Soccer

camp_lagalaxylogoHeadquartered in Carlsbad, LA Galaxy San Diego is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that also happens to be the largest soccer club in Northern San Diego County. Whether a student is four years old or 18 years old, a recreational player, collegiate bound athlete, or somewhere inbetween, LA Galaxy’s excellent year-round and summer programs offer a seamless player pathway and comprehensive soccer curriculum for players of every age, every level, and every aspiration.

They believe first and foremost in individual player development, and their camps are designed to allow players to work on their technical ability in a fun and safe atmosphere. Players will be taught the mechanics of individual skills, opposition (attack/defend), and then have the opportunity to work these skills into small-sided game situations.

The club’s professional staff works hard to ensure the best possible soccer experience for their players, their families, and the local community. To learn more about their upcoming summer camps and clinics visit


City of Vista Summer Camps

camp_cityvista_logoThe City of Vista Recreation Department’s summer day camps return again this year with a variety of all-inclusive options for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as an additional Counselor-in-Training session for those in 9th through 11th grade. Program options include: Adventure Camp, Explorers Camp, and Sports Camp, with each camp including theme-related activities, games, and field trips. Recreation Coordinator Kim Crawford shared, “Vista Recreation’s camp program is committed to a simple yet comprehensive philosophy focusing on each camper’s well-being. We want the participants to be safe, build positive relationships, and, most importantly, to have fun!”

The camp programs run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and include two snacks and a lunch each day. The program includes at least one field trip per week during the course of the camp, for no extra fees. Register early, as the camps fill up quickly. For more information check online at, contact Kim Crawford at, or call 760-643-5275.


Tri-City Christian School

camp_tricitylogoThe end of the school year may be right around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to find a summer camp program that is a perfect match for your student. Tri-City Christian School (TCCS) has been leading the way in providing excellent instruction in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for summer campers since 1971. “Tri-City Christian’s programs serve to impact the hearts and minds of its students to be difference-makers in our culture. Our teachers and coaches inspire our students to become passionate, Christ-centered, life-long learners. They know and understand children and their quest to have an endless summer,” explained Clark Gilbert, TCCS Superintendent.

With a variety of camp options, TCCS designs their programs with students’ interests and needs in mind. TCCS Day Camp, one of the most popular options, is a nine-week long program for students ages 6 to 12. Every week the students enjoy thematic activity-rich experiences, excursions to some of California’s most popular attractions, programs on technology and digital media, arts and crafts, and of course, the weekly trip to the beach. TCCS’s Sports Camp includes football, volleyball, basketball, and their popular strength and speed training for boys and girls ages 6 to 18. Other options include Drama and Theater Camp, computer science and coding programs, Movie Making, STEM Lab, Lego Building, and Academic Enrichment camps for boys and girls ages 8 to 18. “Our day camps provide working parents a safe and fun place for their children to thrive,” Gilbert said. To learn more visit or call 760-630-8227.


CodeRev Kids 

camp_coderevlogoWith the growing popularity of STEAM programs in schools, many parents are turning to technology camps to keep their students entertained and engaged during summer months. CodeREV Kids is one of Southern California’s fastest growing tech camps, and according to Founder Evan Boorman, offers the only standards-aligned summer tech program that focuses on math and science. Evan explained, “I started CodeREV to answer the question so many students have: ‘Why? Why should I learn math, science, or engineering?’ In our project-based classes and curriculum, students automatically answer these questions for themselves, since they need to learn these topic areas to create the fun and amazing projects they build and code in camp.”

CodeREV offers a variety of classes for kids ages 6 to 14 to appeal to all technology-based interests. Its MathCraft program uses the popular video game Minecraft to teach math, and its Adventures in Programming class covers 3D game design. Its most popular option, Minecraft Level Design & Engineering, applies STEAM concepts to building amazing contraptions inside Minecraft. With a total of ten different classes to choose from, there is something for everyone at CodeREV.

Evan has been teaching STEAM for 14 years, has created education software, and has started education technology companies. Evan’s partner, Chief Education Innovation Officer John Stuppy, Ph.D., holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology from Stanford, a Ph.D. in Education Reform from UCLA, and has been teaching and creating curriculum for coding aligned with math for three decades. Evan and John Stuppy believe that their combined 50 years of experience, coupled with the most innovative teaching approaches in technology, are critical to bringing coding into mainstream education, and to get students excited about using math and science. To learn more visit


ZCode 2016 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

After School Learning Tree
The After School Learning Tree provides a variety of full-day camps to satisfy any child’s interests. With programs focusing on sports, art, academics, and more, the Learning Tree provides the perfect balance of fun and learning.
11525 Sorrento Valley Road
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

Best in Class Education Center
Best in Class provides supplemental education through comprehensive curricula to promote foundation-level enrichment and critical thinking. Their programs strive to create the best experience to build better teachers and successful students.
12234 Poway Rd., Suite 204
Poway, CA 92064

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 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
Blast from the past! This summer BGCSM campers explore science, technology, art, and more through fun projects and awesome field trips. Special Track for grades 6-9.
1 Positive Pl.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-471-2490 ext. 306

Boys & Girls Club of Vista
Boys & Girls Club of Vista offers safe and fun year-round programs for boys and girls ages 5-18 including sports, music, technology, field trips, day camps, art, drama, and leadership clubs at five sites in Vista and Oceanside.
410 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA 92083

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.

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, Suite 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

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 in K-8 grade. Lunch and before and after care are included for one low price.
1200 Vale Terrance Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

Code Rev Kids, Inc.
Code Rev Kids brings weeklong tech camps to budding programmers and technology fans ages 6-14. Let your future video game designer, app developer, or robotics engineer enjoy a unique and memorable summer full of educational fun!
1010 Solana Dr.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Country Montessori
Country Montessori School’s Cricket Camp and Kookaburra Camp offer a wide range of adventures for children age 2.5 through fourth grade. 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., Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92127

Del Mar Ballet
Del Mar Ballet provides summer workshops for dancers of all ages and experience levels. Their instructors offer quality training in classical and contemporary ballet, musical theater, and jazz dance.
11211 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite T
San Diego, CA 92121

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

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 4-17!
13173-10 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Encinitas Parks and Recreation Dept.
Junior Lifeguards, Seaside Day Camp, and hundreds of others, Encinitas Parks and Rec has got you covered this summer!
505 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Floaties Swim School
Floaties Swim School is a safe, fun environment where all ages build both confidence and skill in the water. From Infant Aquatics to Core Swim Classes to Special Needs Classes to the Tritons Swim Team, there’s a perfect way for anyone to make a splash.
13180 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Fox Mountain Adventures
Fox Mountain Adventures offers over 50 amazing electives from archery to rock climbing to swimming and movie making during their Overnight Adventure Camp, High School Improv Camp, and Summer Camp for Adults. Ages 10 and up can dive into the adventure at the base of the Palomar Mountains.
24102 Highway 76
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

Frozen Ropes
Kids ages 3-18 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

Horizon Prep
Horizon 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 summer programs provide outstanding opportunities for review, enrichment, advancement, and fun.
P.O. Box 9070
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts
Inspired Movement offers something for dancers of all ages and skill level. Camps and intensives are focused on instilling a love and foundation for dance in every student.
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., #101
San Diego, CA 92121

Intrepid Theatre Company
In a fun and creative environment, campers (ages 6-15) develop theater skills, confidence, and social skills through collaboration and performances at the Encinitas Community Center. Teaching artists lead week-long classes focused on acting, singing, and dance, with one specialty class. Each week features a different play and culminates in a showcase performance for friends and family.
P.O. Box 235852
Encinitas, CA 92023

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 4-12.

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
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.,
Suite 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 1-12 catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math.
10543 4S Commons Dr.,
Suite 175
San Diego, CA 92127

Mathnasium – La Costa
Mathnasium of La Costa helps students close knowledge gaps and deepen problem-solving skills with summer program options for grades 2-12.
3451 Via Montebello, Suite 190
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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., Suite J
San Diego, CA 92126

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 1-12.
13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Mathnasium – Rancho Penasquitos
The Mathnasium Method helps students in grades 1-12 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

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

Milan Junior Camps
Milan Junior Camps offer an expertly crafted soccer curriculum for boys and girls ages 6-17. A.C. Milan certified coaches teach campers technical and tactical soccer skills and facilitate small-sided games. Camps run Monday through Friday, July 18-22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
16118 4S Ranch Pkwy.
San Diego, CA 92127

Mobile Technology Camp
Summer fun is reinvented through the lens of Mobile Technology in this fun, innovative camp for ages 8-13. Through Coding, Circuits, and Android App Design, Mobile Tech Camp inspires campers to become the builders of tomorrow’s technology instead of just consumers.
9230 Gold Coast Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126

North Coast Calvary Chapel
North Coast Calvary Chapel offers KidsGames, a week-long, half-day sport and creative arts camp for kids from 4 years old to 6th grade.
1330 Poinsettia Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

North County Soccer Park
This summer, North County Soccer Park will host soccer and baseball camps for children ages 4-12. They offer week-long camps that focus on teaching sportsmanship, safety, and skill development.
14530 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

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 Swim + Rancho Arbolitos
Serve up some fun this summer with Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos swim and tennis camps for ages 5-14. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches.
14343 Silverset St.
Poway, CA 92064

Palomar Christian Camp
Palomar Christian Camps combine the traditional summer camp adventure with an opportunity for young campers to grow in their faith. Have a blast at Adventure Camp, Base Camp, or Horse Camp this summer!
34764 Doane Valley Rd.
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Poway Unified School District
PUSD’s one-week long Summer Youth Enrichment Camps allow students to participate in a variety of activities from foreign languages to coding to photography to arts or other hobbies. Open to all students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
13626 Twin Peaks Rd.
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

Prodigy Dance
Prodigy Dance Company offers a variety of different summer dance camps and intensives for dancers age 3-18. Their programs offer a nurturing environment that help students grow not only as dancers but also as individuals.
13350 Camino Del Sur, #3B
San Diego, CA 92129

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

Rockin’ Jump
Rockin’ Jump is a safe, fun way to get your heart pumping. From trampoline dodgeball to foam pits to vast open jump areas, jumpers of all ages can tumble, soar, and share the laughter.
8190 Miralani Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126

Royal Academy of Performing Arts
From beginner classes to intensives, RAPA hosts many fun and exciting camps each summer for dancers and artists ages 3-18. RAPA camps offer a variety of the arts such as dance, acting, singing, strengthening, and much more.
11494 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite A
San Diego, CA 92121

San Diego Art Loft
Learn how to create amazing art this summer with San Diego Art Loft’s classes and workshops in painting and drawing.
3421 Tripp Ct., Studio 2
San Diego, CA 92121

San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden’s Summer Youth Enrichment Camps provide five weeks of fun, educational activities for children interested in interacting with nature. One-week camps are offered for photography, gardening, playful survival skills, and more.
230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-436-3036 ext. 201

San Diego Rowing Club
The San Diego Rowing Club is dedicated to promoting youth rowing in San Diego. Their summer programs take place on beautiful Mission Bay and offer an opportunity for children ages 10-18 to learn how to row during a two-week session.
1220 El Carmel Pl.
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego & Seaside Volleyball Club
San Diego and Seaside Volleyball Clubs provide a wide range of camps for girls and boys ages 8-18 throughout the summer at their expansive 4S Ranch facility. Join the fun!
10806 Willow Ct., Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92127

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., Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92131
858-586-7834 or
4645 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92130

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., Suite K
San Diego, CA 92128

STAR Repertory Theatre
STAR Rep’s 2016 Summer Study/Performance program will offer a two-week “Winnie the Pooh the Musical” theater intensive program from June 20 to July 1, with a review and performance on July 2. Students will enjoy a flexible schedule, and 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 musical teens.
11021 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA 92127

Surfin Fire
Catch a wave and feel a rush like you’ve never experienced with Surfin Fire surf camps this summer. Providing a positive learning environment, highly qualified and experienced staff, and fun and thrilling lessons, Surfin Fire will teach your student the ins and outs of this adventurous sport.
6714 Lemon Leaf Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92011

TechKnowHow Robotics & Tech 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.

The Fine Tune Academy
From July 22-26, 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 a life performance. Join in for a week of education and inspiration.
2240 Encinitas Blvd., Ste D #120
Encinitas, CA 92024

The Inspired Mind Learning Center
The Inspired Mind Learning Center inspires children in grades K-12 to achieve greater academic success with the help of math tutoring, STEM classes, and test prep courses.
16766 Bernardo Center Dr., #103
San Diego, CA 92128

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., Suite 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., Suite L
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Tri-City Christian School
The summer programs at Tri-City Christian School emphasize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop students who are able to excel in their next level of education and beyond.
302 North Emerald Dr.
Vista, CA 92083
760-630-8227 ext. 215

WAVE Volleyball Club
Get sandy at the beach and improve beach volleyball skills, learn a new indoor technique or position, and improve your mental game with WAVE Volleyball Club’s summer camps for players of all levels from kindergarten through 12th grade.
15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
877-417-WAVE ext. 1

YAK Academy – San Diego
Ages 1-8 years old to learn Mandarin and Spanish through play-based immersion class at Yak Academy. The world-class native speaking instructors and engaging curriculum give young learners the chance to explore the world through language, culture, and community. Half-day Preschool, Summer Camps, and Enrichment Class are available.
9939 Hibert St., Suite 105
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 ext. 10213