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Summer Camp and Activities Guide 2011
Posted on April 28, 2011
This is a partial list of camps, classes and other activities largely geared to young people in Zip Code 92127 and the surrounding area. Times, dates and information provided to 92127 Magazine for this compilation is subject to change.
4S Dance Academy
Dates: July 11-15, July 18-22, July 11-22
Cost: Range of $230-$475
Location: 10804 Willow Ct. , San Diego, CA 92127
Description: During the month of July, a variety of action-packed camps are offered that may work around vacation plans. Summer is a great time at the academy to dance with friends in a fun atmosphere while staying in tip-top shape to start the next level. The Summer Session traditionally sells out so please register ASAP if you will be dancing with us so that our teachers will be properly staffed.
4S Ranch Library
Dates: June 1-July 27
Location: 1-433 Reserve Drive San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: June Zhou
Description: The summer reading program is geared for people of all ages (birth to adult). Reading Goals for each age group have been established and prizes will be awarded as children/adults meet their goal(s). There will also be several different special family reading programs throughout the summer that include animals, magic, puppets, dancing and an end of the Summer Program Party.
4S Ranch Sports Park
Dates: Programs run throughout the summer
Location: 16118D 4S Ranch Parkway San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Maryjane Ortiz
Description: One of the county’s premier sports facilities, 4S Ranch Sports Park is nestled within a 25-acre community park near Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Peñasquitos. This sports complex features five baseball/softball fields, five soccer/multipurpose fields, two tennis courts, two basketball courts, and a roller-hockey rink. This complex is committed to serving the needs of recreational youth sports organizations. In doing so, it has adopted national youth sports standards for all organizations that are participating in programs at the park. For field or court reservations and fee information, call recreation office west of the tennis courts. For any other requests, including picnic or gazebo reservations, please call 858-565-3600, Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dates: June 13-17, August 1-5
Cost: $99 register before May 25, $110 register after May 25 (for Jun. camp)
$99 register before July 15, $110 register after July 15 (for Aug. camp)
*Take $5 off per sibling child
Location: TBD (either Monterey Ridge Fields or 4S Ranch Community Park Fields
Contact Person: Ruben Martinez
Description: Recreational skills camp to help players improve their skills and develop new technique. Camp will include a shirt and soccer sac pack.
Dates: All programs operate on a 2 week basis beginning June 20 ending August 11.
- Camp #1 Mon – Wed (June 20, 22, 27, 29) Tues – Thursday (June 21, 23, 28, 30)
- Camp #2 Mon – Wed (July 4(none),6, 11, 13) Tues – Thursday (July 5, 7, 12, 14)
- Camp #3 Mon – Wed (July 18, 20, 25, 27) Tues – Thursday (July 19, 21, 26, 28)
- Camp #4 Mon – Wed (Aug 1, 3, 8, 10) Tues – Thursday (Aug 2, 4, 9, 11)
Times: 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $27/day, $23/day for additional children
Location: 10806 #3 Willow Ct. San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Susan Wilson
Description: Want a fun, high activity, keep ‘em fit kind of day? Along with many and varied kinds of trampolines, kids will love the unique equipment, Spaceball (trampoline and basketball), rope swing and zip line. Geared for girls and boys ages 5-14.
Boys & Girls Club of 4S Ranch Summer Day Camp 2011
Dates: June 10-August 23
Cost: $90/week for (Camp Velocity = Kindergarten – 5th Grade) *Includes 1 field trip & 1 pool day/week
$100/week for (Adventure Club = 6th-8th Grade) *Includes 3 field trips & 2 pool days/week
Location: 4S Ranch Branch, 16118 4S Ranch Parkway, San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Jack T. Nguyen, Site Supervisor
Description: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Great San Diego provides a safe and positive place for kids. The camp program will take youths on a wonderful adventure with a new theme and varying activities every week. *Registration starts May 2.
Color Me Mine
Dates: June 20-23, June 27-30, July 5-8
Location: Color Me Mine, 10550 Craftsman Way #183 San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Andi Tanner
Description: Three Summer Camps available:
- BEACH CAMP (Jun 20-23): Children will create many beach themed items and will be taught ceramic painting techniques.
- GARDEN CAMP (Jun. 27-30): Children will create many garden themed projects and will learn ceramic painting techniques.
- KITCHEN CAMP (Jul. 5-8): Children will create many cool kitchen themed items and will learn ceramic painting techniques
CYT Theater for Kids Day Camps
Dates: June-August (Varies)
Location: See website for locations
Contact Person: Linda Wolf, Summer Camp Coordinator
Description: Ages 6-14. With themes such as Toon Town, Pirates and Princesses and Glee, these one week day camps are designed for campers to enjoy making new friends, building performance skills, learning self-confidence, teamwork and theater abilities to showcase at the end of the week.
Danceology Performing Arts Campus
Dates: Day Camps and Summer Lessons
Cost: See website or call for details
Location: 10750 Thornmint Rd. Ste. 102, San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Niki Lucia
Description: Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, voice, acting, cheer, dance and music lessons. Professional instructors will teach children how to express themselves through creative expression, learned technique, musicality and choreography.
Floaties Swim School
Dates: Jun. 13-Aug. 12
Location: 13180 Poway Road, San Diego, CA 92064
Description: Summer league consists of daily one-hour lessons and four swim meets, allowing pre-competitive swimmers to improve techniques and stroke skills.
Dates: June 13-August 19
Cost: Varies based on weekly or drop-in basis as well as Member vs. Non-Member
Location: Frog’s Fitness, Carmel Mountain Ranch 12171 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Contact Person: Katie Engstrom
Description: Youth camps promote overall fitness by providing fun, you-centered activities, emphasizing a different sport/activity each week. There are guest appearances by personal trainers, athletes, dancers, cheerleaders, and coaches to share how fitness influences their lives or to give further instruction on a specific sport.
Location: 10710 Thornmint Road, San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Joe Mcatee
Description: Frozen Ropes’ curriculum and teaching philosophy is based on over 20 years of experience in player development including the most current research in biomechanics, sports psychology, visual skills, and strength and conditioning. From our Born to Play classes starting at 3 years old to the Frozen Ropes Amateur Coaches Alliance, Frozen Ropes offers a program to fit every skill level.
Helen Woodward Animal Center – Critter Camp
Dates: June 6-August 19
Cost: $245/week K-8th grade; $180/week Pre-K
Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Contact Person: Kaely Keller
Phone: 858-756-4117, ext. 318
Description: “I get to touch the animals!” That’s how kids ages 4 through 13 describe their experience at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s “Critter Camp.” Age-appropriate lessons teach children to be more humane to animals and each other. Class size is limited giving Critter Camp the best camper to teacher ratio in San Diego. Includes arts, crafts and games.
North County Gymnastics & Gyminny Kids
Dates: June 13-September 4; Mon- Fri AM/PM Full day 9:30-12:30/1-4; early drop off and late pick up available
Cost: Daily Range $36-$92 *Special member discount
Location: 17022 Camino San Bernardo, San Diego CA 92127
Contact Person: Any staff member
Phone: 1-800-GYMINNY (or 858-451-0204)
Description: All summer long come enjoy gymnastics, games, crafts and fun in our air conditioned facility. Kids enjoy bungees, the foam pit, trampolines and much more.
Del Mar Jr. Lifeguards
Dates: June 20-August 26
Times: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Range of $275-$700
Location: 29th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014
JW Tumbles Rancho Bernardo Summer Program
Dates: June 20-August 12 (daily and weekly programs)
Cost: Daily range $35-$45; Weekly range $120-$200
Location: 11501 Rancho Bernardo Rd, Ste. 150, San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Sarah Taylor
Description: During the summer, JW Tumbles holds weeklong mini and full day camps for 3-9 year olds with themes like Circus, Magic, Sports, Superheroes, Science, Drama, Animal Adventures and more. Campers can expect games, crafts and tumbling as well as special guest appearances each week.
Maranatha Christian School
Dates: June 27-August 5
Location: 9050 Maranatha Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Bryce Forrester
Description: The MCS Summer Program offers a variety of academic classes for catching up and getting ahead, as well as a wide variety of classes that are just for fun. Kids will start the day with morning devotions and worship. Activities include playing indoor/outdoor games and sports, like Splat-ball, Capture the Flag, Wall-ball, Ping-Pong, and more.
Oaks North Golf Jr. Golf Camps
Dates: 2011 Clinics begin every Monday from June 20-August 19 (except for July 4).
Cost: Basic – $120; Advanced – $299
Location: Oaks North Golf Course, 12602 Oaks North Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
Description: Participants receive five daily, 90-minute or 2 hour golf lessons (depending on camp selected) and learn all the fundamentals that make great golfers.
Outpost Summer Camps
Dates: June 20-August 19
Cost: Range of $220-$1,165
Location: Canyonside Community Park, 12350 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92129
Contact Person: Sandi Hanafin, Office Director
Description: Outpost offers families and their children traditional day camp programs, located outdoors in convenient and safe locations. Campers spend their days in small groups with carefully selected and personally trained staff focused entirely on the success of each child, encouraging them to explore and play, swim and enjoy the outdoors. Outpost is intentionally designed as a unique community for both our campers and staff. Sessions are two and three weeks long — providing the opportunity for everyone to build lasting relationships that encourage healthy development, positive risk-taking and a sense of belonging and security.
Pacific Swim & Rancho Arbolitos Swim & Tennis Club
Dates: June 13-August 19 (weekly or daily)
Cost: Weekly range of $110-$195; daily range of $35-$60
Location: 14343 Silverset St., Poway, CA 92064
Contact Person: Di Molenaar
Description: Tennis coaches from Rancho Arbolitos and swim coaches from Pacific Swim will direct the camps. Campers will be divided into groups by age and then ability. The tennis camp will cover basic stroke production, rules, sportsmanship, strategy, fitness and games. In camp, campers will receive instruction according to their ability. In swim, campers will cover stroke technique on the four competitive swim strokes, learn drills, and learn how to perform swim turns correctly. Campers will also play water games and swim relays for fun.
PQ Rec Soccer
Dates: July 18-21; 9 a.m.-12 Noon
Location: Black Mountain Middle School
Contact: Haydn Mitchell
Description: PQ Rec. offers this soccer camp to players 5 years and older and interested in improving their skill level, while having fun. Campers will be taught the skills necessary to play the game, in a fun-filled environment. They will be taught the proper techniques of dribbling, passing, shooting, and receiving soccer ball by experienced competitive coaches. Groups will be kept small so that players will get the adequate individual attention they deserve.
Rancho Family YMCA
Dates: June 13-September 2
Cost: Affordable costs are varied according to camp selection
Location: Camp Home Base is off Scripps Poway Parkway
Contact Person: Jessica Shiner, Camp & Family Director
Phone: 858-484-8788 x 300
Description: Y-Camps at the Rancho Family YMCA are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited. Multiple bus stop locations spread across the service area and an Extended Camp option are available. Please visit out camp webcenter for full details.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Dates: Varies (see website)
Cost: Varies (see website)
Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido, CA 92027-96141
Contact Person: Information and Reservation Sales Dept.
Description: Kids ages 2-17 will explore the world of animals in depth during weeklong adventures. Kids can come for the day or spend the night.
Location: Sea World San Diego
Description: Uncover the mysteries of ocean animals, make friends, play games and sleep next to sharks, fishes or whales at the SeaWorld Camps (Resident Camp, Day Camp, Group Camp and Sleepovers for kids of all ages).
SDSC/Samba Soccer Academy
Dates: June 13-16, June 20-23, June 27-30, July 11-14. August 1-4.
Cost: $125/player; $1000/team 8 a side; $1400/team 11 a side.
Location: Rancho Bernardo Community Park/Canyonside rec center.
Contact Person: Raffi Ruotolo
Description: Team and individual soccer camps, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Campers will receive camp t-shirts and giveaways. Instruction by former professional players and directors of San Diego Soccer Club, including Brian Quinn, Raffi Ruotolo, Peter Stogsdill and Seamus McFadden.
Teen Writers’ Camp
Dates: June 20-July 1; 8:30-11:30 Daily
Cost: 1 student: $210; 2 siblings: $360; 3 siblings: $540
Location: Oak Valley Middle School, 16055 Winecreek Rd., San Diego, CA 92127
Description: Sponsored by the San Marcos Writing Project in partnership with Poway Unified School District invites students entering grades 6-10 to participate in a workshop led by Writing Project teachers to foster the enjoyment of writing. Registration fees include a notebook, writing materials, T-shirt and all supplies necessary for the workshop. Participants spend two weeks developing stories, writing about high-interest topics, exploring poetry, and learning from amazing writers. Students will present their work at an “Open Mic Celebration”.
Time 2 Shine
Dates: Ongoing throughout the summer.
Location: 16625 Dove Canyon Rd. #105, San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Jennifer Miller
Description: A variety of programs involving music, meditation, and dance will invigorate and inspire participants.
United Studios of Self Defense
Dates: Ongoing throughout the summer.
Location: 4S Commons/Ralphs Plaza, 10449 Reserve Drive, Ste. 141, San Diego, CA 92127
Description: Students will focus on confidence, self-control, self defense and awareness.
Dates: Summer Training Schedule TBD; check website for updates
Location: 10806 Willow Court, San Diego, CA 92127
Contact Person: Erin Dimry
Description: Coaches will push athletes to their limits, but not beyond them. They will use positive reinforcement to ensure that your child feels good about his or her accomplishments. And at the completion of the first program, improvement in a youth’s athletic performance and a boost in self-confidence is evident.
West Coast Martial Arts Academy
Dates: Ongoing throughout the summer.
Location: 10890-B Thornmint Rd. San Diego, CA 92127
Phone: 858-451-KICK (5425)
Description: West Coast Martial Arts Academy offers group classes for kids (starting at age 4), juniors, and adults. Each class is built around dynamic energy and an accelerated training style that is fun, exciting, empowering and educational.
Dates: 9 one-week sessions; June 13-August 12
Cost: $125 for WWC Members; $145 for non-members
Location: Westwood Club, 17394 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA, 92127
Contact Person: Nora Kessler
Description: The Westwood Club summer day camp program is for 6-12 year olds, with swimming in the on-site pool, games, crafts and a variety of activities each day based on the theme of the week. Each week includes a field trip and a 6:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.