Physical activity—alongside a healthy diet—is essential for everyone’s wellbeing, and if your kids love to play on the court or in a gym all year round, then a sports camp is the perfect place to spend the summer in motion. Whether your young athletes prefer tennis, soccer, basketball, or gymnastics, check out our Los Angeles and South Bay summer camp picks for kids with a penchant for sports.
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Be sure to check in with all the camps listed for info on their schedule for summer 2023. Many camps are still TBD, we will update as more info becomes available.
West L.A. and South Bay Sports Camps
Fitness By the Sea
What’s best for exercise than playing on a sunny beach? Fitness by the Sea is a beach summer camp for kids four to 14 that offers over 200 activities including team sports, like volleyball and soccer, water sports, like surfing and paddling, and individual sports, like yoga and gymnastics. There are art activities, games, and themed days for sports lovers who also enjoy getting creative.
Address: Four locations, available here.
Nike Junior Golf Camps
Kids and teens can sign up for Nike Junior Golf Camp on the UCLA campus for full and half-day sessions. instructional classes followed by course play give kids the opportunity to develop swing skills as well as game play, making it one of the best summer camps for young golfers.
Address: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Broadway Gymnastic Summer Camp
One of the oldest and well-renowned gymnastics summer camps in Los Angeles, Broadway provides Kinder Camp for kids ages three to five, Youth Camp for ages five to 12, and even a special education option with pre-registration.
Address: 5433 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066.
Iverbe Day and Sports Camp
Iverbe Sports Camps are focused on giving all kids the chance to engage in sports regardless of ability. Depending on which location you choose, your kids can select between many activities, including gymnastics, baseball, dance, soccer, football, and more. The camps are open to kids ages four to 13.
Culver City: The Willows Community School, 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA 90232.
Palisades: Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.
Westchester: St. Anastasia Catholic School, 8631 South Stanmoor Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Mid-City Sports Camps
Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps
Hosted at the University of Southern California, Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp offers both day camp and overnight options for young players, including up to six hours of tennis play each day. The camp is open to kids of all skill levels from ages seven to 18.
Address: David Marks Tennis Stadium, 1075 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA.
Got Game Sports
One of the most popular summer camps, Got Game Sports focuses on physical activity through traditional sports, accompanied by art and science projects for a well-rounded experience. Campers also enjoy a weekly field trip. Kids ages four to 12 can enroll in one of three age specific groups. Teens 13 and up and take part in the counselor-in-training program.
Address: Various locations in Mid-City and Hollywood, more details here.
San Fernando Valley Sports Camps
Dream Elite Gymnastics Summer Camp
With both full-day and half-day options, the Dream Elite Camp is an exceptional gymnastics camp that offers classes to kids of all skill levels, taught by professional gymnasts in classes according to age and skill level. Camps and classes are offered to kids ages three and up.
Address: 21150 Califa Street, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91367.
The specialized sports training camp offers just about any sport you can think of—from baseball to track and field and ice skating, making Rally Camps a must-consider summer camp for athletic kids. The camp is open to kids ages five to 14.
Calabasas Camp: AC Steele Middle School, 22450 Mullholland Hwy, Calabasas.
Sherman Oaks Camp: Armstrong Middle School, 5041 Sunnyslope Avenue, Sherman Oaks.
LA Clippers Youth Basketball
This high-energy basketball camp is inclusive and meant for kids of all skill levels. In the mornings, campers learn the basics, while in the afternoons, they play—and you can watch them, too!
Address: You can take a detailed look at the locations near you here.
LA Galaxy Youth Camps
LA Galaxy Youth provides soccer camps for enthusiasts ages six to 16 to nurture their talents. The Youth Development Camps provide beginner and intermediate lessons, while Elite Camps have advanced instruction.
Address: Locations depend on the specific youth camp and availability; more info here.
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