Specialty Camps





 Science Camps

Crazy Chem Works  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 1) 

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! Campers learn to swirl, pour and mix like a scientist! Chill down and heat up the atomic label as you change liquid to solid and back again. Learn how to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes with solids, liquids, and gases. Hop on board the chemistry express this summer for a high-speed science experience! 

NASA Space Camp  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 5) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 2)

Join our Academy of Future Space Explorers and take to the Moon, Mars, Stars…and Beyond! We’ll study stunning Space Phenomena while we unlock the mysteries of meteors. Learn about Living in Space by working on a model space station just like a real astronaut! And how could we study space without learning the secrets of Space Travel and Rocket Science? This program is literally out of this world! 

Secret Agent Lab  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 9)

James Bond? Sherlock Holmes? Austin Powers? Do you think you have what it takes to discover “Who done it?” If so, this camp is for you. Use the Secret Code Breaker to communicate in code like your favorite spy. Connect the dots to help solve a crime in a hands-on investigation. Learn how to decode messages and check out spy equipment and even create your own edible message! You’ll be an expert crime stopper by the time the week is through!

Adventures in Science ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 8)

Learn about your surrounding environment and how science will help us protect our planet. Discover how to send secret messages to your friends using special codes. Explore how Newton’s laws are at work in your favorite sport. You will even become a young astronaut for a day while exploring the mysteries of the solar system. From the depths of the earth to the heights of the solar system this will be one adventurous week of science!

Eureka! Inventor's Camp  Grades 3-7 (Week 8)

This is a camp designed to inspire the inventor and scientist within! Each day campers will be given challenges, which must be overcome by using basic materials, tips from world famous inventors, newly acquired science knowledge, and, most importantly, your mind! Thomas Edison said, “Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,” and we say this camp is sure to be 100% fun! 


Brought to you by Mad Science LA - for more information visit http://losangeles.madscience.org/ 


Chess: Welcome to the Game of Kings and Queens  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 8) ▷  Grades 3-7 (Week 9)

The old saying goes, “Chess is the game of Kings (and Queens)” and in this camp we’ll find out why. Campers will learn to live by the qualities of a noble king or queen: Perseverance, Nobility, Kindness, Benevolence, responsibility, problem solving, confidence, sportsmanship, planning, patience, social skills, critical thinking, imagination, and more. We’ll start at the beginning and discover all the different characters (pieces) of chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. Then it’s onto how they move on the board and the rest of the dynamic rules of this ancient game of kings. Chess isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life!


Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO Grades K-2 (Week 3)

Power up your engineering skills with tens of thousands of LEGO®!  Apply real-world concepts in engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. 

Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO Grades 3-7 (Week 1)

The Force Awakens in this engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

Mine, Craft, Build with LEGO Grades K-2 (Week 6)

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in engineering and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO."

Engineering Challenge with LEGO  ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 9)

Are you ready for the Engineering Challenge? Learn to build mechanical devices such as a scissor lift, air compressor, or drawbridge in this advanced course for our strongest builders. Then work in teams to accomplish a large-scale mission such as a minifigure rescue or a Rube Goldberg.


Brought to you by Play Well - for more information visit www.play-well.org

Sports Camps


Sports Mania! ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 1, Week 8) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 4)

Sports, sports and more sports! Sports Mania is the best opportunity for any camper to have a great time while building skills that are relevant to all sports!  Play games, build flexibility and grow as an athlete while you move through all of your usual sports like soccer, basketball, football and some new ones like Nine Square, GaGa and more!

Basketball ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 7) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 9)

Join us as we learn the fundamentals, while also mastering skills such as dribbling, balance, footwork, passing, shooting, and overall endurance! Play games, makes teams and have an overall blast while you strengthen your skills and grow as an athlete.

Ninja Warrior ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 6) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 5)

Do you like to jump, climb, run and tackle every obstacle that tries to block your path? If you answered yes then you must be a Ninja Warrior!  Learn to control your body, build strength and master balance.  Building on a base of movement fundamentals we learn to jump higher, run faster and maneuver more easily through any challenge that we enters our path!

Soccer ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 2) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 3)

Seeking future World Cup players!  Soccer is not just a fun game, but one of the most popular in the world!  Spend time running drills, playing games and learning skills while having a blast!  We will all get a chance to focus on skill development while challenging ourselves and hopefull discover the next big soccer star!

Dance ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 7, Week 9) ▷  Grades 3-7 (Week 3, Week 5)

Dance your heart out with us while we learn basic movement, creativity, choreography and performance skills. Stretch, play fun dance games and learn routines that incorporate new moves, the basic skills of musicality and creativity.  Have a blast dancing to upbeat music with a focus on hip hop and jazz that will include skills such as turns, jumps, kicks and more! Don’t forget the amazing final performance for the whole community at the end of the week!


Aqua Explorers ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 7, Week 9) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 1, Week 6, Week 8)

The Aqua Explorers swim club is a summer program offered by the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy. With safety being the priority, our mission is to provide your children with a super fun and enriching swim camp experience. The Aqua Explorers will traverse the world of water while learning important skills along the way. We will explore a wide range of aquatic activities such as water games, swim lessons and water safety education. Swimming is a gift for life and our goal is to stimulate children's love for water.

Brought to you by Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy - for more information visit www.lennykswim.com



Performing Arts Camps


Rock Band ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 3) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 2)

Join the Band! All campers will have a chance to learn the basics of music and experience the opportunity to play various instruments including Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, and Ukulele. Campers will come together to form a band and put on a rocking performance at the end of the week that we are sure will lead to some rock stars of the future!

Theatre: Seussical the Musical ▷ Grades K-2 (Weeks 5-6) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Weeks 5-6)

In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big immigration, Jojo. The colorful characters transport of from the “Jungle of Nool”to indivisible word of the Whos. Performers will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss’ wacky and uniquely incredible fables!

Theatre: Super Camp! ▷ Grades K-2 (Weeks 7-8) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Weeks 7-8)

Super hero training is in session at JCAMP! Campers will build skills in theatrical combat and learn the importance of physical safety while creating original super heroes and wicked villains. Join the cast of this workshop and perform heart-pounding choreographed scenes to save the campers of JCAMP!

Live Action Flix ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 6)

Do you want to have a blast making a movie? You don't have to be an actor to star in these movies that you make from "Action" to "That's a wrap." We'll guide you through the Hollywood process as you brainstorm, location scout, bring in props and costumes, act and direct in a collaborative movie that will be fun for the entire audience. *All flix downloadable within a month after camp ends.

Animation Flix ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 7)

In this fast paced camp, students will create up to 5 stop-motion animated flix! Each day you'll use a new style of stop-motion, combining the favorites of past years with some completely new styles, making this camp new each year for everyone to enjoy! It's the ultimate arts and crafts camp where campers create, direct, and film their movies in age-appropriate groups. *All flix downloadable within a month after camp ends.


Visual Arts Camps


Puppet Making ▷  Grades K-2 (Week 2, Week 8)

Learn to make puppets in a variety of ways! From hand puppets, to marionettes, to large two hand professional style puppets. In this camp we will use wood, fabric, glue, scissors, paint, cardboard, foam, wire, and much more to create unique characters. Campers will also learn and practice some exciting puppeteering techniques. Have fun and create puppets you will play with and treasure forever.

Mixed Media Art  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 1, Week 3, Week 4, Week 6) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 9)

Campers will experience the disciplines of Mixed Media art which includes drawing, painting and collage! This program will expand the imagination, as well as enhance campers awareness in the environment. We’ll explore color, design and textures during the course. Each individual will have freedom to express themselves in the realm of their own creativity. The experience will include musical motivation, and encouragement of personal storytelling through art.

Jewelry and Fashion Design ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 5) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 7)

Calling all with a creative eye for fashion and jewelry! Are you ready to kickstart your portfolio for your future design company? Then this specialty is for you! Through engaging hands on activities, these trendsetter campers will learn the basics of jewelry and fashion design. Campers will learn about proportion, color, and texture all while creating original pieces!


Cooking Camps


Cooking ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 9) ▷ Grades 3-7 (Week 4)

Whether you are an amateur or master chef, campers with a taste of cuisine will thrive in our cooking specialty. Campers will learn about the essentials of cooking while incorporating the five senses. On a culinary journey around the world, our junior chefs will learn the importance of ingredients in addition to becoming adventurous and healthy eaters (and chefs)!