Palos Verdes Offers Local Summer Camp Fun!

Palos Verdes Offers Local Summer Camp Fun!

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Palos Verdes offers a nice selection of local summer camp fun for their residents.  The school year is coming to an end and summer is  approaching and it is time to start looking for activities for your children.  Below are a few of the activities and camps located here on the Peninsula for Palos Verdes homes owners to choose from.

PV Surf Camp is a youth surf camp for ages 6 to 15.  The camp offers various programs depending on age and skill level.  The programs vary for the participant who has never surfed and requires one to one support in the water at all times, to the intermediate surfer who wants to improve their skills. (The ratio is never more than 4 to 1 instructor).  The camp starts in June with weekly sessions up until August 28, 2015.  The cost per session is $250 for the first week, and $200 for any additional weeks.  The sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  For more information go to, or call (310) 908-8164.

Palos Verdes Stables Pony Camp has activities for children ages 4 and up.  Kids from 4 to 7 are able to enjoy the Pee Wee Pony Camp which is a great way to introduce your children to safe riding skills and how to care for a horse.  The day starts off with grooming and saddling and then each small group will have a riding lesson in the area.  In addition to playing different horse themed games, the campers untack and groom their horses while learning and practicing good horsemanship.  Summer camp sessions run for 10 weeks Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon; cost is $295 per week.  (Palos Verdes residents get a $20 deduction with proof of residency). For more information, go to or call (310) 634-3103 or 378-3527.  Palos Verdes Stables is located at 4057 Via Opata, Palos Verdes Estates.   Other local stables that offer different camp or riding opportunities are:  Wagon Wheel Ranch Trail Rides, or (310) 567-3582;  Portuguese Bend Riding Club located at 40 Narcissa Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, or calliebell,com, or (310)377-3507;  Seahorse Riding Club at 26411 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates, or (310) 541-9487, and Peter Weber Equestrian Center located at 26401 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, or (310) 541-9487.

Peninsula Sports Camps have been offering children full and half day camps in Palos Verdes since 1972.  These camps are held at Palos Verdes High School which overlooks the ocean on the west side of the Peninsula.  The great thing about these camps is the variety.  Children can enjoy their favorite sport – baseball, basketball, tennis and soccer, and then enjoy a swim in the pool to cool off.  Children can purchase lunch at the snack shop.   At the end of their camp session, children will receive awards for their sports.  The cost per child for full day camp is $240, and half day camps are $125. For more information on Peninsula Sports Camps or to register, go to or call (310) 377-0690.  Remember the camps do fill up fast so it is important to register soon.

Peninsula Bay Cities Day Camp and Swim School is located at Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes.  This camp has been operating for 18 years and will offer a traditional summer day camp program with instructions in swimming, archery, all court, diamond and field sports, arts & crafts, educational fun and other activities.  For more information on this camp, go to or call (310) 541-3664. Tuition amount changes per activity.  Campers can be from 4 to 14 years of age.

If you have a child who is interested in the arts, the Palos Verdes Art Center is once again offering their Art-rageous Camp with many art workshops both half and full day for children to enjoy.  They have drawing, ceramics, movie making, digital arts and many other activities for children starting at age 5.  For more information on the classes offered, go or call (310) 541-2749.

Norris Performing Arts Education will be offering Camp Curtain Call again this summer for kids ages 3 to 18.  Children will enjoy singing, dancing and acting classes for two weeks at beginning and intermediate levels, with a performance for friends & family at the end of the session.   The Summer 2015 Master Class Series is designed for intermediate to advanced performers with Hollywood & Broadway professionals teaching the classes.  For more information on dates and times go to

To view my previous article on Local Palos Verdes Summer Fun click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Stables.

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