Palos Verdes Fun Local Summer Camps 2018!

Palos Verdes Fun Local Summer Camps 2018!

There is a great selection of local summer camps for Palos Verdes homes owners.  As Summer is quickly approaching, 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 to choose from.

Elite Dance Studio  is offering children an opportunity to spend the week sampling various types of dance including: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Music Theater, Song and Dance, Tumbling and More.  This camp is perfect for kids 5 to 10 years of age at any of the week sessions.  Children 11 – 15 will be able to enjoy the camps on weeks 2 & 4.  Camps will be offered in one week sessions starting June 18 through July 27, 2018.  Prices vary, and they suggest that you sign up as soon as possible since enrollment closes on June 4, 2018.  For more information go to

PV Surf Camp is a local youth surf camp which has been in operation for 17 years and is 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 on June 11th, with weekly sessions up until August 17, 2018.  The cost per session is $275 for the first week, and $225 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.  Children 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 8 weeks Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon; cost is $375 per week.  (Palos Verdes residents get a $40 deduction with proof of residency).  For more information, go to or call (310) 378-3527.  Palos Verdes Stables is located at 4057 Via Opata, Palos Verdes Estates.   Other local stables that offer other camp or riding opportunities are: Seahorse Riding Club at 26411 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, for kids 5-14 years of age and offers classes Monday through Friday with rates starting at $300/week – go to or call (310) 541-9487 for registration information; and Peter Weber Equestrian Center located at 26401 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, or call (310) 541-9487.  Classes run from June 12 through August 31st, 2018, and start at $275/week.  This summer a special session called “Horse Camp” will be offered which will deal with horse ownership –  feeding, tack, injuries, horseshoeing and hoof care.

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 $270, and half day camps are $150.  For more information on Peninsula Sports Camps or to register, go to or call (310) 213-5433.  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 California University Campus College in Rancho Palos Verdes.  This camp has been operating for 24 years and will offer a traditional summer day camp program with instructions in swimming, archery, all court, diamond and field sports, horsemanship, Sierra sleep away, adventure trek, arts & crafts, educational fun and other activities.  For more information on dates and times for this camp, go to or call (310) 541-3664.  Tuition amount varies per activity.  Campers can be from 4 to 17 years of age. Camp open house is Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center will be offering Camp Curtain Call again this summer for kids ages 5 to 11.  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 2018 Master Class Series is designed for intermediate to advanced performers with Hollywood and 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 Seahorse Riding Club.

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