Day camps to keep your kids physically active this summer

Summer in Los Angeles is great. As one of the top summer tourist destinations, there’s rarely a reason to leave. If you’re sticking around this summer (or visiting!) and want your kid to have fun, learn something new, and stay physically active, check out these unique and awesome summer camps!

Any of these activities will make a memorable “What I did this summer” experience. Who knows, your kid may inspire YOU to try something new. P.S. some of these camps have daily rates, so it’s a great opportunity to try it out, especially if you are on vacation in L.A.!

Taekwondo at Tae Ryong Brentwood

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Tae Ryong Taekwondo School – Brentwood is one of the largest, family-centered Martial Arts facilities in Southern California. Taekwondo camp at Tae Ryong Brentwood this summer is “Competition Themed”.  Along with self-defense techniques, Taekwondo students have daily training in: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. These tenants make up an individual with unshakeable character and confidence when confronted with adversity. Great for novices and seasoned students alike, this is an open and friendly community where friendships will flourish and children will learn respect.

Camps run weekly, July 10th through August 18th

Location: Brentwood, Los Angeles
Address: 11600 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 826-KICK (5425)
Contact: Master Nick Quan

Rock Climbing Camp at Sender One

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Sender One is a premier rock climbing gym with two locations in California. Their newly-open Los Angeles location, near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is one of the tallest rock climbing gyms in Northern America.

This adventurous summer camp offers a variety of activities in addition to rock climbing, including:

  • Rope Climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Knot Tying
  • King Swing
  • Youth Yoga
  • Obstacle Course
  • Slacklining
  • Ziplining
  • and more!

Open to kids between 6 – 14 years old, there are half-day or full day offerings. Camps rates are available daily or weekly (4-days/week, or 5-days/week).

Locations: near LAX or Orange County
Address (Los Angeles): 11220 Hindry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Address (Santa Ana): 1441 S. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Trapeze and Aerial Arts Adventure Program at Trapeze School New York (Los Angeles)

photo credit: Trapeze School New York Los Angeles

Trapeze School New York in Los Angeles is located on the Santa Monica Pier, a popular tourist destination with plenty to do in the vicinity. Children can learn to soar on the trapeze, train in aerial arts, or both! After a week of fun practice, students showcase their skills on the last day.

Camps are available on a weekly basis.

Location: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: (310) 394-5800
Website: (click “Youth Programs”)

Circus Arts, Dance, Stunts, and more at Le Studio

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Le Studio an amazing school for the performing arts. Their summer camp focuses on circus arts, acrobatics, dance, stunt team, physical comedy, theatre, and humanitarian service. Located in the South Bay in a brand-new 10,000 square foot building, this large training facility has certified rigging to ensure your child’s safety at all times.

Open to children between the ages of 5 – 17, there are four types of camps available:

  1. Artists Camp (ages 5-14), for any child that wants to learn circus world skills
  2. Le PeTiT CiRqUe Camp, available to current members or by audition
  3. Private Sessions, for one-on-one instruction
  4. Pre-Professional Intensive Camp, for gifted youths

Contact the studio for more information on each program.

Available June 26th – August 25th on a weekly basis

Location: South Bay
 8717 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA
Phone: 310-855-4353