There’s Still Time! Summer Camps in Culver City – Juanita Devis

Summer vacation it’s just around the corner and you haven’t had the chance to enroll your kid in camp. Don’t despair – Culver City has all sorts of different types of camps available, filled with fun activities. You can choose from fencing, cooking, playing sports or even preparing for next school year. We have listed the camps in Culver City that still have available spots. But get busy ! School’s out next week !

Editor’s Note – Prices and/or schedules may have changed since this was published in 2012, please check with camps as to their current listings.

For the adventurer –

4500 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
 (310) 390-3604
For more info, contact Katie Laase at (213) 639-7525 or [email protected].

The YMCA has a series of different camps for all tastes. There’s three day camps at two different locations, Discovery & Adventure Camp at the Palms Elementary School and the Explorer & Voyager Camp at El Rincon Elementary School, both of this Camps are for kids grades Kinder to 5th and run from 9 AM to 4 PM (there’s extended care for $20 a week). The cost is $140 per week for facility members and $155 per week for program members. There’s also a $50 registration fee. The Good Times camp is also at El Rincon Elementary, this one is for 6th to 9th graders and goes for $155 per week or $185 depending on the membership.

As far as Resident Camps there’s the Adventure Camp design for the bigger kids, grades 9 to 12. It starts on August 7th and ends August 19th. The kids will tent camp at five different campsites, visiting Seattle, Portland and San Luis Obispo, among others. The campers will be expected to cook their own meals and will experience new adventures outside California. This camp costs $800 for facility members and $850 for program members.

Camp Whittle is designed for the younger crowd, 3rd to 8th grades. A fun week camping filled with activities like swimming, canoeing and riding the banana boat at the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. The camp starts on June 30th and ends July 7th .The price for this one is $460 to $560 for the week.

10117 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 842-8542
Fax: 855-STAR-FAX (855-782-7329)
[email protected]

STAR offer a variety of day camps and there’s still room in most of them. Each camp takes place in a different locations, they’re divided by themes and you can customize the experience and mix and match. The kids, Kinder to 6th grade will be divided by age on groups of 12 to 1 ratio. There’s the Eco camp, the Rock Star (3 Weeks), Boys will be boys, Everything girly, Glee Stars, sports, science, arts and languages, among many others. Each camp has different times and prices, to find out more give them a call or check their website.

Veterans Park
4117 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 253.6650.

The City offers two different day camps run by city staff and various specialty camps run by independent contractors.

Just 4 kids
Children 5 to 10 years of age who want to take part in a variety of activities including arts & crafts, sports, nature activities, organized games and field trips. Sign up at the Recreation Office located at Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Avenue. The fees are $135 per week for residents and $166 per week for Non-residents. The camp runs from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM with a morning extended care option for $26. The camp starts June 25 through August 31, 2012.

Teen Camp
The Camp is offered to youth ages 11 to 14 years of age. Camp activities include arts & crafts, sports, nature activities, organized games and field trips. Sign up at the Recreation Office located at Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Avenue. But the actual Camp Location is at 4153 Overland Avenue in the Teen Center. The Fees are $114 per week for residents and $146 per week for non-resident with a morning extended care option for $26 The camp hours are form  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM And goes from June 25 through August 31, 2012.

Monteverde Camp (one week)
El Marino Building – El Marino Park
5301 Berryman Avenue,
Culver City, CA 90232
This camp is designed for children 5 to 10 years 11months old. It’s only one week long from June 25th to June 29th. The cost is $180 for the week if you are a resident or $11 more if you are not. It’s run by the City Recreation Staff and it will have a variety of enrichment classes, running from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

1st Class Kids Camp
SK Park Building – Syd Kronenthal Park
3459 McManus Avenue,
Culver City, CA 90232
For the younger adventurers (3 1/2 years to 6 years 11months) who would like to stay a couple of days home, can choose to go to the 1st class Camp on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, starting June 25th until July 6th from 9 am to 1 pm. It’s run by City Recreation Staff and it cost $215. If you would rather go the whole week from Monday to Friday, the cost is $290.

Kids Time
Blanco Park Building – Blanco Park 
5801 Sawtelle Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90230
Kids time starts on Monday, July 2 and finishes on Thursday August 2nd. It’s also an enrichment program design for kids 3 1/2 years to 5 years 11months. It’s only half a day from 9 AM to 12 PM and it costs $300. Hurry because there’s not many spots available left for this camp.

5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 398-5783
[email protected]

Temple Akiba has a camp that provides a strong Jewish foundation including Kabbalat Shabbats and Israeli dancing, but you don’t have to be Jewish to participate. The day camp it’s for kinder to 10th graders filled with fun activities, from swimming, sports and art. There’s a minimum of 3 weeks registration but they don’t have to be consecutive. The prices for this camp depend on how many weeks you go and also if you are a member. There’s a teen program and a CIT (Counselor in Training) program also. The temple also offers a residents camping experience for children ages 7 to 15 years old, where the campers will go hiking, swimming, and a variety of creative activities in Santa Barbara.
To find out more information and prices go to

For the sporty

3639 Eastham Drive
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 204-0085/ (310) 428-7402
[email protected]

The Pre National Camp Summer National Preparation
This clinic is designed to prepare kids for the nationals, to bring them up to peak levels to compete. Fence, get competitive, and be ready. they’ be using foil, epee and saber. The cost is $350.00 per week.
June 11-14 Youth ages 7- 12 9 AM to 3 PM daily
June 18-22 Cadet & Junior 9 AM to 3 PM daily
June 18-22 Veterans 7 PM to 9 PM daily

Summer Fun En Guard!
This camp is designed for those who would like to try out fencing. The camp includes all the equipment that the fencers will need for the week. The fencers will learn how to parry, thrust and compete with other beginning fencers. There will be beach days training also! Campers interested in continuing will be offered a 50% discount for BHFC Classes in August.

Beginning Fencing Camp! Ages 7 to 12
Session I July 16-20
Session II July 23-27 10AM to 3 PM daily
Cost is $350.00 per session or $ 650.00 for both sessions

Pre Season Jump start Clinic
This program is a one week intensive clinic. Fencers must be at an intermediate level or higher. The coaches will provide fencer’s an excellent opportunity to advance their skill levels and learn new techniques to enhance their game. There will be beach training days also!
Fencing Clinic August 6 -10
9AM – 4:00 PM daily. Epee – Foil – Saber

8450 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 204-1980

The Gymnastics Camp
The kids will be placed in groups based on their ability. Aside from gymnastics, the kids will be taken to the pool on Wednesdays. It’s run week by week starting June 18th through September 7th, from 9 AM to 3 PM. After care is available for $12.50 an hour and lunch for $7

The Rhytmic Gymnastics costs $60 per day and the times and day vary depending on the coach you choose. After care is available until 6 PM

The Cheer Camp
They will teach your kid the fundamentals of cheerleading, increasing flexibility, coordination, team cooperation and self-esteem. Open from 9 AM to 3 PM to kids ages 5 to 18 years old. It costs $300 for the week starting on July 16th to July 20th.

The Special education Camp has a combination of gymnastics, fun activities and field trips to delight and motivate your child all summer long. It runs from 8 AM to 11 AM, Monday through Friday, from July 9th to August 17th. You can pay $100 per day or $500 for the whole week.

8640 Hayden Place
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 287-9886

Jym-Tastics™ Camp (ages 3-5)

JAG’s Jungle Jym-Tastics camp mixes a day of gymnastics with other age appropriate activities great for the pre-school and kindergarten child. Camp days include story time and craft periods between gymnastics classes, giving our younger students the energy to go the full day.

TeRRiFiCC™ Camp (ages 5-8)
JAG’s school age camp spends more time in the gym than our younger campers. The day will include physical theme activities as well as a daily craft project. Students also experience camp-only events such as bouncer day (imagine our 24,000 square foot facility with inflatables throughout). As with our other camps, JAG camp is available any time your school is out of session.

Tween/Teen Gym Camp (ages 9+)
Is your child “too cool” for camp? JAG’s Tween/Teen camp is for them. Filled with age-appropriate gymnastics instruction, the students spend the full day in the gym. Our older age group focuses on skills and drills to create better gymnasts, while giving extra responsibility to our students in helping create their own work-out. Our older students who love working with children also have the opportunity of joining our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. CIT’s learn basic spotting and teaching technique while working with a JAG trained coach on a group of younger students. CIT’s are given the most responsibility of our campers and in return can reap the greatest benefits.
Camp Pricing for half day (9am-1pm): $79, for a full day (9 AM -3PM): $99. Add a pizza lunch for only $8/day. And the weekly Pricing is for a full week (Half Day): $375 and full week (Full Day): $475

(310) 855-­‐2686

Boys & girls ages 6 through 15 will see definite results with pro/college instruction. This will be a fun and yet challenging baseball/softball combine, which will enhance young players’ on-field abilities. The camp starts on June 25th through August 31st. It meets from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM at BILL BOTTS FIELD (Culver City Park). The enrollment fee is $190 per week or $710 for 4 weeks pre-paid. It also offers half an hour morning and after care for no additional cost. ($10 of each registration at Action Baseball will benefit the Culver City Little League Field Maintenance Fund.)
Download the Flyer
Coach Prieto at (310) 842-4200 ext 6120 or (310) 842-4370
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

This camp will take place at the Culver City High School where boys & girls in grades 3rd to 8th will cover the basics skills in throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, bunting, base running, and instructional games. The low Coach/Player ratio ensures that each player will receive personal attention while having fun improving their baseball skills. It starts on June 25 through July 23rd (no camp Day of 4th of July) from 9 AM to 2 PM. The cost for this camp is $135 per 5-day week or $110 on 4th of July Week.


The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 779-1952

Iverbe Baseball Camp is devoted to creating a fun, positive week of learning. Their goal is to provide a safe, supportive, rewarding environment where players are positively encouraged to develop their baseball skills. Runs from August 20 to 24, 10 AM to 3 PM (Extended Care Available from 9–10 AM and 3–4 PM for $5/hr.) and it costs $300 for the session.

The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 779-1952

Iverbe Football Camp is devoted to creating a fun, positive week of learning. Their goal is to provide a safe, supportive, rewarding environment where players are positively encouraged to develop their football skills. Runs from August 27 – August 31, 2012 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (Extended Care Available from 9–10 a.m. and 3–4 p.m. for $5/hr.) and it costs $300 for the session.

The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232

The Iverbe Soccer Camp Program is designed to stimulate a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their individual progress. Their camp program emphasizes fundamentals, cooperation, and sportsmanship. Runs August 13–17, 10 AM to 3 PM and it costs $300 for the session.

Culver City Parks and Recreation Office
4117 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

In this soccer camps your child will be coached the fundamentals of the game of soccer while also being challenged to learn new soccer skills and techniques. The dates are July 9 to 13; July 30 to Aug 3; and Aug 6 to 10 from 9 AM to 2 PM. The camp takes place at Blanco Park, 5801 Sawtelle Blvd., CA 90232 and it costs $169 per week.

(310) 840-4791

In this soccer camp your child will develop individual skills through training exercises and small games. There’s two option for tho camp, half a day or full day. Half a day is for kids ages 5 to 14 starts at 9 AM and finishes at 12 Noon. The full day camp it’s for kids ages 7 to 14 and goes all the way to 3 PM. In the afternoons the kids will learn more tactical practices in a game situation. The camp will take place at the West Los Angeles College Soccer Field at 9000 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 from July 16th to 27th. Enrollment is $129 for half a day and $199 for the full day. From July 30th to August 3rd it will move to the Lindberg Park at 5101 Rhoda Way, Culver City, CA 90230. This one costs $119 for half a day and $189 for a full day.

For the artists

9070 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-4264, x14
[email protected]

The Actors’ Gang offers two one-week summer camps for Teens and Pre-teens at The Ivy Substation in Culver City. The one-week camps are perfect for both the beginning actor and the most advanced actor and are designed for students who are interested in exploring all aspects of creating theatre. Each camp is divided into a morning and afternoon session, which are taught by Actors’ Gang teaching artists and professional actors. Each camp culminates in an open workshop for family and friends to observe the work the students created throughout the week. Camp is $350 for each session and is divided by Teen One-Week Intensive (ages 13-17): June 25th – 29th, 2012 (9 AM – 3 PM) and Pre-Teen One-Week Intensive (ages 8-12): July 30th – August 3rd, 2012 (9 AM – 3 PM).

Veterans Memorial Building Auditorium-Rec 
4117 Overland Avenue,
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 253-6650

Musical Theatre
Children ages 6-17 (Session I) or ages 7-17 (Session II) will have a blast rehearsing and performing three fabulous Broadway-style musicals this summer during a two 4-week summer sessions!  Daily activities include acting, dance, and singing instruction, arts and crafts, outdoor play, swimming and surprise guest artists. Camp hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM weekdays and extended hours available from 8-9 AM and 5-6 PM. Tuition fee per session:  $975 Culver City Residents, $986 for non-residents and extended care fee per week:  $50 per week. Materials fee per session:  $275, nonrefundable.

Session I:  Ages 6-10: Disney’s Aristocats     
                 Ages 11-17:  FAME, Jr.
Monday, July 2 through Friday July 27
                 with performances on July 26, 27 and 28

Session II:  Ages 7-17:  Disney’s Mulan, Jr.
Wednesday, August 1 through Friday, August 24
                  with performances on August 24, 25 and 26

Dance Camp

From 9 AM to 5 PM, this week-long dance camp develops your child’s body awareness and dance skills. Classes include ballet/jazz combo, tap and hip hop.  Students (7 to 17 years old) will also learn muscle structure. Tuition fee for one-week dance camp:  $260 Culver City Residents, $271 for non-residents. Materials fee:  $30, nonrefundable.

The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232
(267) 688.7023
[email protected]

This youth dance program is open to ages 5-18 and offers dancers the opportunity to perform in various arenas and sporting events! The focus of this program is to create a positive learning experience while developing choreography and team building skills. Runs from 9 AM – 1 PM, July 2 – July 27 (Four 1 week sessions) The cost of the session varies depending on the dates, for the first week it’s $200 and the rest are $250 per week. The afternoon option is $100.

8688 West Washington Boulevard 
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 202-1894

They offer one day camps to do amazing art projects, like drawing, mixed media, sculpting and collages, among other fun activities, for ages K -13.  Hours are 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday and the cost is $110 per day or $455 per week. $50 non refundable registration fee is required to save your spot. Space is limited, so sign up early.

For the Chefs

877 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 295-4208

Each week your child will experience a different theme in the kitchen, Mexican, Italian and even Vegetarian. They will teach the kids to cook from scratch and the classes are between 10 to 12 children to 4 instructors. They provide all the ingredients and you can take the recipes home so you can try them too. It’s only half a day from 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM. Each week is divided by age group from 6 to 10 years old and 11 and up. The cost is $415 and they give 10% sibling discount.

For the Academics

9000 Overland Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230
(323) 445-8285 or (323) 898-7626

Each morning the day begins with academics in Math and English to keep student’s mind fresh for the upcoming school year. In the afternoon it’s all fun and games; the students will go on local field trips daily and once a week they’ll go on a major field trip. Camp starts on June 25th and it ends August 24th and runs from 7 AM to 6 PM without extended care fees. The kids 5 to 14 years old will be divided by age groups. The registration fee is $85 per child and the weekly fee is $165 plus $25 for the field trips. You can also add art, culinary, summer olympics or dance to the experience for an extra fee.

10608 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(866) 501-8733

This camp is design for pre-teen and teen (4th to 7th and 8th to 10th grade group) to learn academic, organizational and strategic skills to succeed in middle and high school. Each camp is $325 and $250 for siblings. There’s a maximum of 10 students per class and there’s a new camp each week, so you can mix and match depending on your kid’s needs. There’s book club, tools for middle and high school and back to school boot camp. All camps are from 9 AM to 1 PM.

The Actors' Gang

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