Summer Camps and Programs

Regardless of what summer activities your kids are into (performing arts, sports, outdoor adventures, academics, etc.), San Diego Family Magazine is your CAMP HEADQUARTERS where you're sure to find the perfect summer programs for your kids. 
 
 
Media Arts Camps Offer Fun Learning Opportunities

Media Arts Camps Offer Fun Learning Opportunities

My 6-year-old wants to be a screenwriter when he grows up. He speaks so enthusiastically about his favorite shows that I feel compelled to assure people we really do limit screen time and take him o . . .

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Your Summer Camp Guide: 30+ camps to plan an epic summer 2020

Your Summer Camp Guide: 30+ camps to plan an epic summer 2020

It's time to Fire Up for Camp season! Browse through your San Diego Summer Camps Guide to find awesome summer camps where kids will learn new skills and make lifelong memories. Do you have an artist . . .

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Find a Spring Break Camp for Your Child: March – April 2020

Find a Spring Break Camp for Your Child: March – April 2020

Looking for Spring Break camps in San Diego County? We've got you covered! These companies are offering programs for kids that will surely put a spring in your step (and theirs)! Contact each camp p . . .

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Is Your Preschooler Ready for Day Camp?

Is Your Preschooler Ready for Day Camp?

There’s so much to love about summer camp: fun traditions, new friendships, the great outdoors, art, athletics and much more. Even the littlest campers can expect a positive experience. According . . .

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8 Free Camps for Kids Facing Adversity

8 Free Camps for Kids Facing Adversity

Millions of kids nationwide face adversities such as a parent having cancer, death of a loved one, their own cancer diagnosis or family substance abuse. Many organizations offer a reprieve for local . . .

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Make a Splash at Summer Camp!

Make a Splash at Summer Camp!

With San Diego’s oceanic surroundings and ideal climate, it’s no surprise that local summer camps often include aquatics-based recreation. If getting wet is your child’s favorite part of summe . . .

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Summer Camp for Every Kid

Summer Camp for Every Kid

Does your child have a special need? Are they facing a challenging medical condition? Just not sure they’d fit in socially at summer camp? The enormous benefits of summer camp apply to everyone, s . . .

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Fun Ideas for Summer Camp Care Packages

Fun Ideas for Summer Camp Care Packages

Here are some fun ideas for summer camp care packages! Camp care packages do not need to be big. It is better to keep the summer camp care item simple—a card, a little love note, or a small box o . . .

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Is Your Child Ready for Sleep Away Camp?

Is Your Child Ready for Sleep Away Camp?

Is Your Child Ready for Sleep Away Camp? Can He Handle an Overnight Camp?When is the right time to send your child to overnight camp? Here are four signs your child may be ready: Your child expre . . .

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10 Tips to Find the Right Day Camp

10 Tips to Find the Right Day Camp

Summer day camp is a place where children can learn new skills, acquire new interests and make new friends. But there is no one-size-fits-all camp. To find the right day camp for your child, conside . . .

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Junior Lifeguard Programs

Junior Lifeguard Programs

Have Fun this Summer with San Diego Junior Lifeguards Every summer thousands of kids in Junior Lifeguard uniforms gather at San Diego beaches for a fun-filled, formative experience. Whether swimming . . .

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Teens Wanted: Counselors in Training

Teens Wanted: Counselors in Training

Summer is the perfect time for teens to gain valuable leadership and work experience by being a counselor in training (CIT) or junior camp counselor. There are many volunteer opportunities as a CI . . .

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The Woes and

The Woes and "Woo-Hoos!" of Tent Camping

We recently went camping with three families that “camp” in their RVs about a dozen times a year. Even though we hadn’t camped for four years and we don’t own an RV, we were not intimidated. . . .

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How Not to Worry When Your Kid Goes to Camp

How Not to Worry When Your Kid Goes to Camp

If your kids are going to camp this spring or summer, you may be wrestling with worries and what-ifs. What if the other kids are cliquish or mean? Will the camp director call me if she’s miserable . . .

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12 Ways to Make Summer Learning Fun

12 Ways to Make Summer Learning Fun

Help your child retain reading, writing and math skills this summer without making it feel like work.  Incorporate learning into daily errands and interactive activities found in your own backy . . .

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