It's time to Fire Up for Camp season! Browse through your San Diego Spring/Summer Camps and Programs Guide to find awesome experiences where kids will learn new skills and make lifelong memories. Do you have an artist, scientist or future veterinarian in the family? Now's the time to plan an epic camp adventure.
Spring Camps 2021
The Hot Spot
Del Sur location only
March 29-April 30
Summer Camps 2021
iD Tech Virtual Tech Camps
Ages 7-18; March 22-August 23
This spring break or summer, kids and teens can join over 50,000 students who are building in-demand skills, collaborating with friends online and gaining confidence—all from the comfort of home. In-demand curriculum with the hottest courses in coding, game dev, robotics, design, math and more. Save $60 by using code: SDFAMILY60.
LePort Summer Camps
Del Mar - 858-207-6474
dates coming soon
Ignite your elementary child’s interests this summer with day, academic and specialty camps at Leport. New topics and activities each week. Flexible one-week camp sessions, opportunities for students to make new friends and collaborate.
Mission Bay Montessori Summer Camp
University City - 858-457-5895
Age 2-6th grade; June 21-August 20
This summer, our MBMA students will pack their virtual passports as we travel around the world discovering the richness of culture, food, sports, geography and history. Join in on our spirit of exploration as we visit a new continent weekly. Students will enjoy studying geography, reading about history, learning about art, listening to music, and exploring the world with inquisitive eyes. Our academic adventures will also include research projects, robotics, 3-D Printing, LEGO building, engineering, design, math practice, Reading Club, gardening, outdoor games/sports and more. Your child will gain global awareness and academic knowledge in a joyful, productive learning experience. Come join us as we stamp our passports and celebrate our diverse world!
The Rhoades School
Encinitas - 760-436-1102
Kindergarten-Grade 5; June 21-August 14
Each week, campers participate in exciting sports programs, learn about nature, explore performing and creative arts, play a part in group activities and attend special events. Our summer campers have the opportunity to expand their horizons, embark on new adventures, and have fun. Our exceptional program and dedicated staff create an environment that forges lifelong friendships among our campers. Camp activities include sports and games, arts and crafts, science and cooking, songs and skits and virtual field trips.
Birch Aquarium In-Person and Virtual Summer Camp
La Jolla - 858-534-7336
Kindergarten-Grade 5; June 21-August 27
This summer Birch Aquarium is offering both in-person and virtual summer camps for children entering grades K-5. Explore underwater worlds and meet amazing ocean creatures in these week-long camps where campers will play games, create fun crafts, engage in science activities, and of course, get up close with our aquarium animals, live or virtually. Registration begins April 12. Visit website for details.
Critter Camp at Helen Woodward
Rancho Santa Fe - 858-756-4117
Ages 4-12; June 7-August 27
Summer Critter Camp is San Diego’s best animal camp for kids Preschool–6th grade! Children will experience amazing animal interactions and camp activities including animal-themed games, crafts, songs and more! There are two themes that alternate each week for twice the fun! Daily sign-ups, discounts, lunch options, and extended care available.
Del Mar - 619-770-8765
Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Scripps Ranch - 858-586-7834
Carmel Valley - 858-509-2624
Ages 4-19; June-August
We offer Musical Theatre and Dance Camps for young people of all ages and abilities! Campers learn age-appropriate choreography while creating a workshop performance inspired by a variety of popular themes. Summer camp provides a fun, creative, 5-day long getaway for each student. Camp concludes with a performance in our black box theaters. Beginners through intermediate students sing, act and dance with coordinated crafts and a complimentary t-shirt. Each week culminates with a video presentation creating summer memories to last a lifetime. Camps meet Mon.-Fri. and are $250 per week. Call today for Early Bird monthly specials!
North Coast Rep Theatre Camps
Solana Beach - 858-481-1055
Ages 4-19; June 21-July 30
PAINTING, DRAWING, CERAMICS
Little Fish Comic Art Camps
College Area/ La Mesa - 619-356-1103
Ages 7-17; June 16-August 27
Little Fish’s camps are fun, engaging experiences designed specifically for teens and kids! We offer in-studio and virtual classes all summer long. By the end of camp, your child will have completed a comic story and learned the tools and principles of comic creation!
Hot Spot Creative Kids Camp
Liberty Station - 619-223-1339
6+; June 13-August 16
Kids get creative and have tons of fun at The Hot Spot! Monday: Mosaics, Tuesday: Pottery Painting, Wed: Candle Making/Canvas Painting, Thursday: Succulent Gardens, Friday: Surprise Craft & Slime Camp. Camp is outside in our beautiful backyard. Kids will make crafts, play games, and even get a quick tour of the Navy Barracks to see artist galleries, the public market and more! We provide a snack and bottle of water but encourage you to pack a lunch as well. See Covid & Camp tabs on our website for protocol. Masks required. Space is limited. Reserve online at www.thehotspotstudio.com.
The San Diego Museum of Art Virtual Summer Youth Programs
Grades 1-12; July 19-August 13
The San Diego Museum of Art’s Virtual Summer Youth Programs give students the opportunity to learn from artist-educators while enjoying the Museum virtually. Designed for elementary, middle, and high school students, Virtual Summer Camps and Teen Studios include live art instruction, hands-on studio activities, and online tours of the museum!
Model Railroad Summer Camp - 619-696-0199 x404
Balboa Park and Online
Virtual: TK-Grade 4, In-person: Kindergarten-Grade 8; June-August
Our ever-popular Model Train Railroad Camp introduces beginner modelers to the basics of creating a mock model railroad. Older campers will create a working model railroad. Campers paint, plaster, lay track and construct a mini-town, complete with buildings, trees, trains and people! All SDMRM camps are immersive, hands-on, and led by enthusiastic education professionals. In-person camps are limited to 12 campers. Please thoroughly review the COVID-19 safety protocol on the in-person camp registration form.
Poway - 858-748-1716
Ages 5+; Dates coming soon
Poway Gymnastics offers organized, fun and informative camps open to all ability levels from beginner to competitive.
TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE
Encore Creative Arts Camp
Kearny Mesa - 858-652-3264
Ages 6-13; June 14- August 27
Camp Encore's gated campus includes indoor and outdoor facilities and many hands-on experiences. Kids enjoy programs such as Mad Scientist, Animation, Musical Theater, Athletics, Space Camp, Cooking, Filmmaking, Walking w/Dinosaurs, Arts & Crafts, Photography and more.
Girl Scout Summer Camps
Multiple Locations - 619-298-8391
Ages 5-17; Dates coming soon
Girl Scouts San Diego is reimagining in-person summer camp to offer programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Camp registration for summer 2021 will open this spring, so be on the lookout for our digital camp brochure. We look forward to seeing you this summer.
Updated April 2021