The Best Summer Camps in San Diego

summer campsSummer camps are a great way to keep kids involved in learning, playing, and growing while school is out. At camp, kids can spend time with other kids while gaining skills in a favorite sport or hobby.

So what are some of the best camps in San Diego? We reached out to a few of our favorite parenting and lifestyle bloggers in town to get the skinny on San Diego’s best summer camps.

For kids ages 6-16 who’ve been bitten by the theater bug, Mary Burt-Godwin of The Mama Mary Show recommends Broadway Bound in Carlsbad. Broadway Bound is a 2 week summer workshop offering classes in singing, dancing, and acting. This camp costs $250 for the full two weeks and runs from July 8 – July 19. Word on the street is that this year they’re doing a Frozen theme!

Laurie Marr, the writer of Sea Glass Hearts, suggests the YMCA‘s summer camps. YMCA offers day camps in addition to overnight camps in locations in Julian and by the beach. At the YMCA San Diego, kids can do activities from surfing to horseback riding to Ancient Egyptian History and more, plus there are locations all over the county. The cost of the camps varies, starting at $135 a week for day camps, and up to $715 a week for the overnight camps.

If your kids want to get out on the green this summer, Bri Geeski, who blogs here, is a huge fan of Future Champions Junior Golf Camp. Kids as young as 6 can spend either half or full days working on their swing and making new friends. Campers are divided into smaller, more focused groups based on age and skill level. The half-day rate is $199 for 3 days and the full-day rate is $299.

Angela Quisumbing, AKA Mira Mesa Mom, gave Dance and Company in Mira Mesa rave reviews! Dance and Company’s summer camp is open to dancers ages 4-12, plus they have fun themes like “Disney Dreams” and “Rock of Ages”. For a week, the camp tuition is $185.

Finally, Kimberly Rotter compiled an excellent list of summer camps in San Diego on her blog. Kimberly clued us in to awesome opportunities for campers like the educational programs at Sea World.  Sea World has day camps available for kids as young as 3 and up to 9th grade. Camp tuition is $255.

Kimberly also tipped us off to a great camp for young rockers! Rock Music Band Camp gives kids the chance to play in a rock band. Kids can learn a new instrument or sharpen their skills on an instrument they already play, learn how to write songs, make a band website, and perform with their band. The cost per week is $600, which does cover the costs of renting an instrument, amplifiers, and other equipment.

Did we leave anything out? If you know of a great camp that we missed, please let us know in the comments below!


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