Summer is a time off from school but it’s also an opportunity to explore other options outside the classroom. These different programs will offer the chance for your child for extra enrichment and entertainment.
If you’re looking to expand your daughter’s musical horizons, Rock Camp for Girls offers a day program for girls aged 8-17. For one week, July 25-30, at a cost of $400, participants form a band, write a song and then perform. No experience is required and instruments are provided. The camp takes place at Immaculate Conception School at 830 Green Ave. Learn more and apply at rockcampforgirlsla.org.
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music also will be offering a summer program. The details have not yet been decided, but check their web site at silverlakeconservatory.com for information in the coming weeks.
Silverlake Camps (silverlakecamps.com) gathers children together to explore the city of Los Angeles. Campers will visit parks, beaches, museums and more. The camp caters to kindergarteners through fifth graders, and costs $280 a week. The first session takes place from June 21st to July 2nd, and the second session runs from July 12th to September 3rd.
If your son or daughter is a baseball fan then aim to get them into the Dodgers Youth Baseball Camp at Dodger Stadium. Session 1 runs from July 5th to 8th, and Session 2 is July 25th to 29th (excluding the 28th). Participants, aged 7 to 12, receive their own uniform and coaching from the staff as well as visits from players. However, enrollment is limited to just 100 students per session. Campers are randomly selected from a drawing. The deadline to enter the selection pool is April 4th.
The Echo Park Recreation Center offers a day camp with activities like arts and crafts, sports and games and field trips. Registration begins in May for the camp, and parents must attend a conference before signing up their children. Spots in the camp are on a first come, first served basis. For kids aged 6 to 12, the camp runs from 9 to 4 each day at a cost of $75 a week. For an additional $25, extended hours of supervision are available to meet a working parent’s needs, with hours running from 7 in the morning or until 6 in the evening. Further details are yet to come on the summer session. A spring camp is offered April 18th to 22nd with registration occurring in March.
Ecole du Soleil is the perfect summer setting for helping your little ones pick up some French. Hosted by the Lycée International de Los Angeles, in Los Feliz, the six week program is open for kids from pre-K through 5th grade. Participants focus on language exercises in the morning and activities in the afternoon, like sports, games and cooking. Field trips take campers out to beaches and museums. Learn more at ecoledusoleil.com.