It's time to Fire Up for Camp season! Browse through your San Diego 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 San Diego summer.
MBMA Summer Camp
University City - 858-457-5895
Kindergarten-6th grade; June 29-August 21
Mission Bay Montessori blends academics with fun camp activities. Register at www.mbmacademy.com.
Summer Critter Camp at Helen Woodward
Rancho Santa Fe - 858-756-4117
Kindergarten-6th grade; June 8-August 28
Children will experience hands-on animal interactions and summer camp activities, including animal-themed games, crafts, songs and more! This summer's theme is Surrounded by Superheroes! Each camper who is signed up for a full week of camp will also receive a free Critter Camp T-shirt! Virtual Critter Camp also available. Visit website to learn more.
CREATIVE ARTS & ENRICHMENT
Encore Creative Arts & Enrichment Camp
Kearny Mesa - 858-652-3262
In-person camp offering 20 different full-day and afternoon programs (ages 8-13) at our 40,000 sq. ft. campus. One and two-week programs include: Walking with Dinosaurs, Space Camp, Hip Hop Dance, Musical Theater, Culinary, Mad Scientist, Chess, Martial Arts, DJ, Film, Anime, Magic, Photography, Arts & Crafts, Guitar, and many athletic programs. Drop-in week-to-week or all 11 weeks. Camps start at $165/week.
Wikki Stix Online Summer Camp
Fun, FREE activities emailed directly to you every Wednesday for five weeks, beginning June 17. Activities use simple, inexpensive household items. Every Wikki Wednesday offers activities appropriate for ages 4-12. Sign up to receive your free weekly Online Summer Camp Activity program. Don’t have Wikki Stix at home? Use promo code CAMP40 to receive 40% off all items on our website (expires July 8, 2020) or visit us on Amazon.
City Ballet’s Dance Camps
Pacific Beach - 858-274-6058
Ages 4+; June 22-July 24
In-person Dance Camps include classes in ballet technique and special workshops on stage make-up and dance-related crafts and activities. Limited class size.
Maraya Performing Arts Summer Youth Theatre Program
Online - 619-934-2999
Grades 6-8 and 9-12; July 6-17 and August 3-14
Maraya Performing Arts is thrilled to offer an exciting virtual summer theatre program for young artists. These dynamic courses are led by respected working professional artists whose goal is to demystify the theatre-making process and introduce skills that are essential to building the actor’s toolbox. Each student will experience the joy of performing while sharpening the necessary skills to grow as an artist. Come join us for an unforgettable summer of fun and theatre!
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Camps
Balboa Park - 619-233-3060
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, celebrating 75 years in 2020, is offering 2-hour ballet summer camp sessions via Zoom. Visit the website for dates and details.
CYT Family Camp
Multiple Locations - 619-588-0206
Ages 5-10; July 1-
Welcome to CYT Family Camp, Disney Vol. 1! This 5-day adventure will have families of all sizes, singing, dancing, learning new skills, having fun, and developing character at their own pace. Experience theater arts training using some of CYT's favorite Disney themes like Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Frozen, The Lion King and more. The CYT Family Camp Handbook will provide a guide for the week, complete with video lessons in singing, dancing, and specialty workshops, printable activities, game instructions, and all the info you will need for a memorable week. One camp fee covers everyone in your household, plus bonus “activities with friends” for others to join in the fun!
North Coast Rep Virtual Summer Theatre Camp
Solana Beach - 858-481-1055
Ages 4-19; June-July
San Diego Junior Theatre Virtual Summer Camp
Balboa Park - 619-239-1311
Multiple ages; June 15-August 28
Virtual Summer Camps are now enrolling at San Diego Junior Theatre! Don’t let quarantine prevent you from introducing your child to the magic of theatre. Singing, acting, dancing, and other specialty workshops are all offered via Zoom. Each camp offers innovative ways for young people to participate, create, and collaborate from a computer or tablet. There’s something for every age and level of ability.
Scripps Performing Arts Musical Theatre Summer Camp
Scripps Ranch - 858-586-7834
Carmel Valley - 858-509-2624
Ages 3.5-16; June 15-August 21
Summer camp at Scripps Performing Arts Academy provides a fun and creative getaway for every student! All camps are just $250 for the week and include all costumes and art materials. Call today for our Early Bird Monthly Special!
Bilingual Kids Spanish and Mandarin Summer Camps
Balboa Park (San Diego Chess Club) - 619-366-3098
Ages 5-12; June 22-August 17 (Aug.21 for Virtual Camp)
Now enrolling for in-person and Virtual Summer Camp! We have personalized the interactive Virtual Classes and Summer Camps to optimize success in foreign language acquisition, all while having fun. Going from the classroom to the cloud is our way of showing continuous commitment and dedication to your child's success.
PAINTING, DRAWING, CERAMICS
Clairemont/UTC - 858-268-2255
Poway - 858-486-1555
Rancho Bernardo - 858-451-2055
San Carlos - 619-462-1955
Chula Vista - 619-455-3755
Ages 4-18; Ongoing
Offering great programs with convenient classes for all ages. Drawing, painting and cartooning available.
Little Fish Comic Art Camps
College Area/ SDSU/ La Mesa - 619-356-1103
Ages 7+; June-August
Little Fish’s camps are specialized, highly-engaging experiences constructed with teens and pre-teens in mind. Each themed summer camp runs a full week, Mon.- Fri., 9 am-3 pm. By the end of camp, your child(ren) will come away with a greater understanding of the comic arts and its creation. Half-day Online Summer Camp sessions also available on a limited basis.
Hot Spot Creative Camp
Del Sur/4S Ranch and Liberty Station - 858-312-1019
6+; June 15-August 10
APEX Parkour Camp
Kearny Mesa - 858-260-3887
Ages 5+; June 10-August 28
Parkour is a great way for youth to focus their energy into fun and functional movements. Camps include activities like vaulting, front and back flipping, swinging, free-running, obstacle courses, perseverance training, self-discipline, character development, cooperative games and more!
SCHOOLS OFFERING SUMMER PROGRAMS
Virtual Summer Explorers at Gillispie
La Jolla - 858-459-3773
Age 3-Grade 6; June 22 - August 14
SCIENCE, DISCOVERY & STEM
Virtual Summer Camp with Birch Aquarium
La Jolla - 858-543-7336
Ages 4-14; June 22-August 21
Explore the ocean world this summer through Birch Aquarium’s NEW virtual camps. All camps are live and taught by two of our expert instructors. Kindergarten-Grade 5 graduates will create crafts, participate in experiments, learn about oceanography, and virtually interact with ocean animals. The 1.5 hour long camps are available for a full week or single days. Register now at aquarium.ucsd.edu.
Engineering For Kids
Children have a natural curiosity that lends itself to science, technology, math, and engineering. Camps at Engineering For Kids inspire children, ages 5-12, to build on their innate desire for answers by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way.
Fleet Science Center Summer Camps
Balboa Park - 619-238-1233
Ages 3-13; In person: July 6-August 14 Virtual: June 15-August 14
The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! Our science-themed summer camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun. We have something for all ages, Grades 1-8, with both in-person and virtual camp options.
iD Tech Summer Camps
Multiple Locations - 1-888-709-8324
Ages 7-19; various dates
Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way to sharpen your STEM skills and bond with new friends, all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you’ll unlock your brilliance and create an exciting project. Start learning today, from anywhere in the world.
Virtual Model Railroading Summer Camp
Online - 619-696-0199 ext. 1608
Grades K-8; June 16-July 30
Poway - 858-748-1716
Ages 5+; June 22-August 14.
Poway Gymnastics offers organized, fun and informative camps in an air-conditioned gym. Camps are open to all ability levels from beginner to competitive.
TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE
Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Summer Adventure Camps
North Coastal San Diego - 858-720-2180
Ages 5-15; June 15-August 20 (*Griset Clubhouse June 22 – August 13)
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will be offering a limited and modified Summer Day Camp at four locations (see website for details). A limited number of spots are available at each site and spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested families must register for camp online through the Campsite registration system by Thursday before the start of camp. As of right now, there will be no field trips, cooking projects, swimming or activities that bring members into close contact with one another. If this changes, you will be notified in advance. Summer Sports and Specialty Camps may be added as restrictions are lifted.
Girl Scout Camps
Multiple Locations - 619-298-8391
Grades K-12; July 6-August 14
Girl Scouts San Diego is reimagining in-person summer camp to offer programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration for NEW summer programs is open now.
Rock Academy Camp
San Diego - 619-764-5200
Ages 5-14; June 1 - August 7
Summer adventure awaits at Rock Academy Camps. We have it all: sports, science, cooking, art and adventure options. Your child will deepen friendships and create new ones, having a blast as they continue learning and growing outside of the school year.
Updated June 2020