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Best summer camps in the Santa Clarita Valley (Updated for 2024)

March 22nd, 2023 | 10 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

With summer not far off, families will begin the transition from the school year schedule to new vacation routines. 

Summer can be a busy time for parents as they juggle work demands with their kids having months of unscheduled free time. Summer camp provides families with a safe, fun, and educational place for their children.

Summer is a great time for kids to get involved in their favorite activities, such as dance or art. It is also the season to spend more time outdoors doing tennis, horseback riding, or swimming. 

Paseo Club offers several youth programs for kids of all ages throughout the year, including summer camps. But we are not the only great resource in the Santa Clarita Valley. 

In this article, you will receive a comprehensive directory of all the summer camp choices available in the Santa Clarita Valley. By the time you have read it, you will know the best summer options are for your child.

Summer camps in the Santa Clarita Valley

Whether your child is an athlete, artist, performer, or budding equestrian, there is a wide selection of summer camps to choose. Some of these camps are half-day, others are full-day, and some have the option for both. You’ll find camps for children from pre-school age through the teen years.

Academy Swim Club

Academy Swim Club invites your kiddos into the pool for swimming, playing, and fun. Each week has a fun theme and kids receive two 30-minute swim lessons each day. Pizza parties on Fridays!

Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 10 - August 2
Time: 8 am-3 pm
Price: $329 per week with discounts for siblings and early enrollment

Cal Elite Gymnastics Camp

Cal Elite Gymnastics Camp is a gymnastics center in Santa Clarita.  There are half-day and all-day camp options. Instructors provide kids with an energetic day of: 

  • Games
  • Tumbling
  • Gymnastics 
  • Obstacle courses

Ages: 3.5-11
Dates: June 10 - August 9
Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:00-4:00 pm
Price: $43 half day or $86 full day

Camp Clarita

Camp Clarita is a camp organized by the city of Santa Clarita. There are summer camps available for preschoolers through school-age children. Dates vary depending on age. Camp is held at five locations throughout the SCV. The camp is a day camp, and kids engage in:

  • Swimming
  • Making crafts
  • Going on field trips

Ages: 3-12
Dates: June 10 - August 2
Time: Times and days vary according to the age of your child — shorter days and part-time for the younger children and full-week and full-time camp for older children.
Price: $50-$195 per week, depending on the camp

Career Exploration Camps at College of the Canyons

Career Exploration Camps at College of the Canyons is a program designed for junior high students to explore different career options on the college campus. Cyber security, animation, babysitters club, e-sports, and more.

  • In-person
  • Hands-on
  • Learn about competitive job options

Ages: Children entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Dates: June 10-14 and June 24-28
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Price: $199 with scholarships available

Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas offers a series of camps for your tech-savvy kid. They learn under the tutelage of Code Senseis on several topics. 

For 5-7 year-olds there are:

  • JR Inventors Workshop
  • Block Builders Adventurer Camp (with Roblox® and Minecraft®)

Older children 8-15 can join:

  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Coding Arcade Tycoon
  • Roblox® World Creators
  • Future Minds AI Academy
  • Adventures in Game Design
  • Moviemaking with Minecraft
  • Minecraft® Mastery: Redstone Realm

Dates: June 17th - July 19th
Hours: 8:30-11:30 am or 12-3 pm
Price: $299 per week with early bird specials

The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center

The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center is just the place for your child when they need a break from the heat. The Camp Chillin staff teaches children how to skate and other traditional camp activities. Go for the day or the week!

Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 10 - July 12
Hours: 8:30 am-4 pm
Price: $80 per day and $375 per week

Ekata the Art of Living

Ekata the Art of Living is a martial arts and meditation center. They offer a fun-filled summer camp experience. Weekly themes include skateboarding, capoeira, parkour and tumbling, and more.

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 10 - August 2
Time: 8 am-3 pm
Price: $249 per week, and early bird discounts apply

Escape Theatre

Escape Theatre provides an incredible opportunity to any child that is interested in performing. They do full-scale shows throughout the year and two camps during the summer. This year they have a ​​”Newsies” theme and a “Matilda” theme.

  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Singing

Age: Children entering 2nd-7th grade
Dates: July 9-11 and July 23, 24
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Price: $80 for the two-day camp and $120 for the three-day camp

Gilchrest Farm Camps

Gilchrest Farm Camp hosts camps for preschoolers and school-aged children.  

Twelve to sixteen-year-olds participate in a Counselor in Training Program, emphasizing leadership skills and advanced riding. Kids learn how to: 

  • Garden
  • Make traditional crafts
  • Milk goats and gather eggs
  • Groom, tack up, and safely ride horses

The extended day program runs from 2 pm-6 pm daily, costs $25/day or $100/week, and includes activities like board games, art projects, crafts, and extra time to play with the animals.

Mini Camp
Ages: 2-5 
Dates: May 28-31 and June 3-7 
Time: 8 am-12 pm for preschoolers 
Price: $150 for a two-day option, $225 for three days, $275 for four days, and $345 for five days

Summer Farm Camp
Ages: 5-11 (12-16 year olds can be counselors in training and do advanced riding)
Dates: June 10 - August 9
Time: 8 am-2 pm 
Price: $410 per week 

Hugo’s Gym

Hugo’s Gym has both half-day and full-day options for summer camp. Hugo’s is outfitted with a diverse and exciting spectrum of gear and activities. Kids of all ages enjoy their camps.

  • Crafts
  • Foam pit
  • Free play
  • Trampolines
  • Rock climbing wall

Ages: 5 and up
Dates: June 10th - August 9th
Time: 9 am-12 pm or 9 am-3 pm
Price: $50 per half day and $80 for a full day, 10% discount when you enroll for a full week

Include Everyone Project 

Include Everyone Project is an organization that strives to provide classes and support for residents with disabilities. This year they are offering summer camp at The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center with the theme of Dino Adventure on the High Seas. Scholarships are available.

Ages: 5-Adult
Dates: June 17-21st and June 24-28th
Time: 1:30-4 pm
Price: $100 per week

Kidz Love Soccer

Kidz Love Soccer offers camp at Valencia Glen Park for 4 ½-10-year-old children who want to learn soccer. Their camps emphasize becoming “a better SELF — Sportsmanship, Esteem, Learning and Fun.”

Ages: 4 ½-10
Dates: June 10 - July 19
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Price: TBD

Mustang Baseball Camp

Mustang Baseball Camp has three co-ed baseball camps for children. Campers receive a T-shirt and lunch. Camp is held at Lou Herwaldt Stadium. 

Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 17-20, June 24-27, and July 15-18
Time: 8 am-2 pm
Price: $345

My Gym

My Gym in Valencia offers two one-week sessions during the mornings. Kids can play, learn gymnastics skills, and have fun with friends. The age range is wide, so this is a great choice for siblings. An additional hour of camp is available for only $10.

  • Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Arts and Crafts

Ages: 2.5 years (potty trained) - 10 years
Dates: June 24-28 and July 22-26
Time: 9 am-12 pm, add an extra hour for $10
Price: 1-3 days is $45 per day, and 4+ days are $32

Paseo Club Tennis Camp

Paseo Club Tennis Camp is a fun-filled camp with tennis, swimming, and crafts. This camp is available for one week or several and is taught by USPTA Certified

Tennis Coaches. There are also lots of drills, games, and awards. Lunch is included. Choose the schedule and days of camp that you want for your child, whether it is every day, five days a week, or something in between. Extended care is available in the mornings and afternoons. 

 

  • Learn stroke technique
  • Receive technical analysis
  • Play both singles and doubles tennis

Ages: 5-18
Dates: June 10 - August 9
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Price: $495 per 5 days of camp, with volume discounts for multiple days

Paseo Club Pickleball Camp

Paseo Club Pickleball Camp provides the opportunity for your child to learn the fast-growing sport in America. Kids have a great time learning the sport, playing, and swimming. 

Choose the schedule and days of camp that you want for your child, whether it is every day, five days a week, or something in between. Extended care is available in the mornings and afternoons. 

  • Learn drills
  • Play games
  • Cool off in the pool

Ages: 5-18
Dates: June 10 - August 9
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Price: $495 per 5 days of camp, with volume discounts for multiple days

Picasso’s Playmates

Picasso’s Playmates has art-centered day camps for children interested in developing their creative skills. There are four camps to choose from, each offering a different theme.

  • Nature/Adventure Camp at Placerita Nature Center
  • Percy Jackson Camp
  • Harry Potter l Camp
  • Harry Potter ll Camp

Ages: 7-17
Dates/Times:
Nature/Adventure Camp: June 17-21 and June 24-28, 10 am - 1 pm
Percy Jackson Camp: July 8-12, 12-3 pm
Harry Potter l Camp: July 22-26, 12-3 pm
Harry Potter ll Camp: July 29-August 2, 12-3 pm
Price: $265 per week

Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club Summer Program

Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club Summer Program is an all-day camp Monday through Friday. Camp is available at three locations — Sierra Vista, Newhall, and Castaic Clubhouses. Parents pay only for the days they select.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided
  • Kids participate in games, art, and free play
  • The cost is free if your child attends after 11 am

Ages: 7-17
Dates: Summer break
Time: 7 am-7 pm
Price: $10 per day and a $60 annual registration fee and there is no cost for Newhall School District students attending the Old Orchard School Site program

Santa Clarita Equestrian Center

Santa Clarita Equestrian Center hosts a half-day camp for kids. Snacks are included. Camps are one-week-long sessions. You can bring your child one early or one hour late for an extra $15 per hour.

  • Crafts
  • Trail rides
  • Formal riding lessons
  • Grooming and feeding horses 

Ages: 6+
Dates: June 10 - August 2
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Price: $280

Santa Clarita Sports Center

Santa Clarita Sports Center in Valencia has professional and positive coaches that teach your child how to enjoy sports and develop their skill set. Free early drop off at 8 am. Affordable aftercare from 3:30 -5 pm. Snacks provided!

Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 10 - August 12
Time: 9 am-3:30 pm
Price: $375 per week, pre-registration with a valid membership is $300

School of Rock

School of Rock is a music camp for kids that want to learn how to sing and play instruments. Kids can choose from many different themed camps. Kids do not need experience. There is a performance for parents on Fridays. 

  • DJ/Production 
  • 21st Century Rock
  • Rock 101 and many more!

Ages: 7-18
Dates: June 3 - August 16
Times: 9 am-3 pm
Price: $449 per week

Shin’s Family Martial Arts Center

Shin’s Family Martial Arts Center has been a resource for learning martial arts for 23 years. They have a full-day program with extended hours. Kids learn martial arts and play on trampolines, tumble tracks, and zip lines. They teach their students life values such as:

  • Focus
  • Patience
  • Discipline
  • Diligence

Ages: 7 and up
Dates: June 10 - August 2
Times: 9 am-4 pm, extended care available from 8-9 am and 4-5 pm
Price: TBD

Star Dance Center

Star Dance Center offers many dance-inspired camps for children as young as three years old. The camps run just in the morning so your child’s afternoons are free to relax, play with friends, or attend a fun activity or class. No dance experience is needed to attend camp. They also offer summer classes. 

  • Music
  • Crafts 
  • Games
  • Dancing

Age: 3-10, depending on the camp
Dates: June 10 - August 1
Times: 9:30 am-12 pm
Price: $189 for four-day camps

Statham Academy Basketball Camp

Statham Academy Basketball Camp give kids of all ages the opportunity to learn, play, and perfect their basketball skills. Camps are one week long and are available throughout the summer. 

  • June 10-12 Kick Off Camp
  • June 17-19 Scoring Camp
  • July 24-26 Playmaking Camp
  • July 8-10 Shooting Camp
  • July 15-17 In My Bag Camp
  • July 29-31 End of Summer Camp

Age: 5-17
Dates: June 10-July 31
Times: 9 am-12 pm
Price: $160

Sunshine Day Camp

Sunshine Day Camp is offered at six locations throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. This camp has been taught for 40 years and boasts a 1:12 instructor-to-child ratio. They are offering hot lunches this summer. Camp is available in one-week sessions throughout the year.

  • Fields trips 
  • Guest entertainers
  • Weekly themed camps

Ages: Transitional kindergarten-sixth grade
Dates: June 10 - August 9
Time: 7 am-6 pm
Price: $221-$275 per week, depending on how many days the child attends. Early bird discounts available. 

Trinity Classical Academy Camp

Trinity Classical Academy Camp is for Trinity students and the general public. Camps run all day long at the school campus with field trips on Thursdays. There are three camp themes to choose from. 

  • Band Camp
  • Sports Camp
  • Foundations Camp

Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 10 - August 9
Time: 7:30 am-5 pm
Price: $125-$235 per week, depending on the number of days the child attends. Early bird pricing is applicable.

YMCA Summer Camp

The YMCA of Santa Clarita offers several summer camps — Meadows Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School. The camps run for eight weeks in total, but you can select as many or as few weeks as you like. Kids enjoy a variety of activities.

  • Field trips
  • Group games
  • STEM activities
  • Arts and theater
  • Swimming lessons

Ages: 4y 9m-12y 11m
Dates: June 10 - August 2
Time: 7 am-6 pm
Price: $199 per week

The Valencia Camp Gan Israel

The Valencia Camp Gan Israel is a Jewish day camp. The instructors aim to provide your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation. They offer a wide range of fun camp activities and field trips. Sign up for one week or four!

  • Crafts
  • Sports
  • Drama
  • Games

Ages: 5-11
Dates: July 1 - 26
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Price: $250 for three days and $290 for five. Volume and early bird discounts available.

Valley Trails Camp

Valley Trails Camp is an outdoor camp offering a place where children can unplug. Camp is 6.5 hours long with the option of extended hours for free. Camps are open throughout the summer. There is free transportation and free lunch available. This camp offers: 

  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Fort building

Ages: Kindergarten - 8th grade, Counselors In Leadership Training program available for 9th & 10th graders
Dates: June 10 - August 2
Time: 9 am-3:30 pm
Price: $530, CILT $225-325 with a two week minimum

VIBE Performing Arts Camp

VIBE Performing Arts Camp has camps for children as young as seven. There are themed camps sure to excite your child.

  • Aladdin the Musical 
  • Garage Band Camp
  • Acting for Film and TV
  • Willy Wonka the Musical
  • Dance Camp (ballet and tap or hip hop)

Ages: 7 and up, depending on the camp
Dates: June 11 - August 2
Time: Times vary
Price: $150-400, depending on the camp

Enjoying summer camp in the Santa Clarita Valley

Santa Clarita Valley is a wonderful place to raise children. It is beautiful, the people are friendly, and there are dozens of great activities for your child to jump into.

Planning for the summer can be tough. Most parents do not have the luxury of not working. Which means that summer camp is not only a special enrichment experience for your child, but also a necessity.

In this article, all the summer camps in the Santa Clarita Valley are compiled. There are options for children as young as three and up to eighteen. Camps are filling up, so it is best to register soon —maybe you’ll even get an early bird discount! Some camps also still have openings for spring break camps too.

The Paseo Club is a home away from home for many Santa Clarita residents, young and old. We offer summer camps, classes, and childcare for our youngest members. 

Adults and kids twelve and older can enjoy over 60 fitness classes per week. There are also tennis and pickleball courts and a junior Olympic pool to cool off in.
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If you think this community-focused club is the place for you and your family, then schedule a tour today. We can’t wait to see you and your family!

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Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!