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Everyone loves a good summer camp. When you were a kid, long days stretched out during the heat of the summer and possibilities seemed infinite. And then there was summer camp, with its art classes and outdoor activities, its friendships and its field trips. Even though the days were full, you always felt recharged before you went back to school. Now, your kids are going to summer camp. Or you’re helping run summer camp here in Los Angeles. With so many kids in one place, how will you transport them all? Bus rental for summer camps can be easy and seamless.
A charter bus allows you to focus on the experience of the kids. You don’t have to worry about parking. You don’t have to worry about splitting gas money. Renting a bus for summer camp lets you keep all the kids together, where you can play icebreakers, do activities, or chat quietly with one of the other adults. When it’s time to return to your summer camp, everyone meets at one location and you can headcount as people get on the bus through one door. It’s a great way to ensure you don’t leave anyone behind.
The city of LA Department of Recreation & Parks runs this sleep away girls summer camp located right in the heart of the city. Girls between the ages of 6 and 14 are welcome as participants. Those between 15 and 17 are encouraged to participate in the Camper Leadership Development program. Some of this summer’s weekly themes include superheroes & villains; little wizards; camp enchanted; and cruisin’ the world. Most weeks there are also themed field trips.
This summer program boasts 12 weeks of camp and has available scholarships. They offer private or semi-private swim lessons, and a plethora of options for camp attendees, such as art classes for kids. There are two-week half day speciality camps around specific topics such as skateboarding, leadership skills, construction, and science & engineering. Whatever configuration of camp days you need, they probably have it. Each week there are also special events with trips to fun locations like Knott’s Berry Farm or Medieval Times.
This summer camp was established in 1954 in West LA and its family atmosphere still speaks to its roots. Nestled on over 100 acres of land, the camp has a small student ratio of 5:1 so that each child gets sufficient attention and care. There’s daily swimming, and every Friday, campers create their own schedule. Daily, campers participate in rotating five activities and lunch. For those who are old enough, there’s also an optional one night sleepover. Students ages 15-17 can earn service hours as CITs.
The USC summer program is perfect for the high school student who wants to earn credits over the summer while also experiencing a taste of campus living. There are 4-week credit programs and 2-week non-credit programs. The courses are all taught by USC faculty and professionals through a mix of lectures, workshops, guest speakers, and field trips. The program is available to both commuters and residential participants. Classes run the gamut, from performing arts to journalism to global studies.
Catalina Island Camps are co-ed sleep away camps for kids and teens between the ages of 1st through 10th grade. For older students (10th-12th), they have both CILT and CIT programs. The camp offers kids an opportunity to unplug from their screens and spend time outside with birds, mammals, and marine life. They offer a range of water activities, from skin diving to sailing to paddle boarding. If water isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other options, including activities in nature and arts and crafts.
This summer camp is located in Ojai, California and open to girls in 5th-12th grade. The camp focuses on creativity and has several options, including a rock band track. For the student interested in journalism or writing, there’s a journalism and podcasting track. There are six sessions of camp between June and August. In addition to selecting a track, there are typical activities like hiking or photography.
This camp opened in 2001 with the goal of having a multi-sport overnight camp. If your child s interested in basketball, check out the NBA camp where you can workout with the pros and receive one-on-one training. If you’re looking for a traditional camp, they also offer that. Although there are activity periods in the morning, you get free choice time in the afternoons.
Pali Camp focuses on the whole child: personal, social, emotional. This sleep away camp has meals made from scratch, including breads and cakes in the bakery baked on site. If you’re looking for excitement, Pali Camp has it: there are trapezes, aerial arts, fashion design, and more. Evening activities bring even more excitement with a rock star showcase and midnight delight. Camp runs for 9 weeks and caters to 8-16 year olds.
Located in the foothills of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, this summer camp opened in 1967. It’s a sleep away camp for kids ages 7-16 and boasts a huge range of activities. You can horseback ride and wakeboard, or participate in performing arts and a ropes course. Each day you have four activities, plus there are several speciality programs. There are several options for attendance— some sessions are two weeks long, while others are one week long.