Summer camps promote exploration and self-expression within a hands-on learning environment. At camp, children have a unique opportunity to find independence, community, and friendship. With prime locations near the ocean, parks, and campgrounds, North County San Diego boasts a wide variety of summer camps for children and teens of all ages and interests for the artist, athlete, comedian, or animal lover in the family. Whether a child or teen is looking for a traditional camp experience, a weekend science and discovery camp, a creative experience with an art camp, or a chance to get moving with a sports camp, summer camps in North County cater to them all. The ZCode 2016 Summer Camp Guide gives the inside scoop on the camp options available this upcoming season. We invite you to read along and discover the adventure awaiting you.

Dancing Into Summer

Discover the World of Dance with Southern California Ballet’s Recreational Camp and Summer Intensive

by LAINEY KRAL | photos by Frances Marie Reilly and Mark Zetler


Young dancers of all backgrounds can discover a passion for dance this summer at Southern California Ballet. In addition to regular weekly classes, the award-winning company is excited to offer two different categories of camps – Weekly Recreational Camp and Summer Intensive. “The summer camps are meant to introduce new dancers to our curriculum in an enjoyable and educational manner. Dancers get to sample what we do and meet our amazing artistic faculty!” said Executive Director Kate Hirsh.

camp_socalballet1The Weekly Recreational Camp on mornings in June is specially geared for children aged four to six and aged seven to nine. Younger children are introduced to dance through storytelling and creative techniques, with dance steps set to beloved songs like “Puff the Magic Dragon” and “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.” Kate explained, “The curriculum is challenging, educational, and amusing, and encompasses slow dances, fast movement, stretching, creative thought, props, and musicality.” Ages seven to nine can explore ballet and a variety of dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop – anything you might see on So You Think You Can Dance. “Emphasis is placed on proper warm-up, safe stretching techniques, mastering specific moves, finding the dancer’s inner style, and having fun!” added Kate.

“Southern California Ballet has totally exceeded my expectations.”

camp_socalballet3For dancers who already have some experience in dance, the four-week summer intensive is a great way to delve deeper into the world of dance. Intermediate to advanced dancers have the opportunity to explore the Cecchetti ballet curriculum, commercial-style jazz, modern, contemporary, Stanislavsky method acting, Classical Chinese dance, dance history, and pointe classes. Dancers can sign up for one-week sessions or all four weeks from July 5 through Aug. 1.
“As a mom, I love that when I pick up my kids from the studio they are always happy,” shared Andrea in a Yelp review. “As a kid, I grew up learning from Patsy Swayze. Needless to say, I had high expectations when looking for a place for my kids to learn. Southern California Ballet has totally exceeded my expectations.”

Southern California Ballet is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary of creative excellence. Under the continuing leadership of renowned Artistic Director Sylvia Palmer, one of only six Cecchetti USA examiners in the nation, the company continues to combine dedicated teachers, comprehensive curriculum, and a fun family atmosphere to provide the ultimate dance experience.


Name of Business: Southern California Ballet
Name of Owner: Sylvia Palmer, Artistic Director
Years in Position: 30
Year of Establishment: 1985
Address: 12285 World Trade Dr., Suite K
Phone: 858-674-1006

North County Soccer Park

ncsp_logoWhile North County Soccer Park (NCSP) lets children get in on the action with soccer and baseball classes year-round, they provide even more in-depth morning lessons during their summer camp sessions. From June to August, NCSP – the longest running arena soccer facility in Southern California – invites local children of any skill level to learn about soccer and baseball while having fun and making friends on the field. “Our soccer and baseball camps are for any boy or girl, regardless of skill, who are 4-12 years old,” said NCSP’s David Brennan.

ncsp_mainEach camp session runs for one week per month, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. During a typical day, all campers participate in a combined group warm-up, before breaking up into their age and skill-appropriate groups for the rest of the morning. With a small coach-to-camper ratio, coaches are able to interact personally and get to know each camper, thus better providing them with lessons of sportsmanship, skill development, and safety. In addition to the well-qualified coaching staff, NCSP offers versatile facilities that include both turf and grass fields. With fun always being the focus, David said, “We know it’s been a great camp day when the kids are smiling, laughing, and talking to mom or dad about what they learned that day.”

Soccer camps run different weeks from baseball camps, with the exception of August. This summer, NCSP’s soccer camps run June 13-17, July 11-15, and Aug. 8-12. Baseball camps will run June 20-24, July 18-22, and Aug. 8-12. The cost of $130 per camper includes their camp shirt given to them the first day, a concession drink every day, and award certificate on the final day of camp. To learn more about NCSP visit or call 858-748-4260.

Danceology Performing Arts Campus

danceology_logoIntroduce your young camper to the art of dance with an exciting camp at Danceology Performing Arts Campus. Danceology offers a variety of camps and classes throughout the summer session to provide flexibility for every family and fun for every budding dancer. Catering to young girls of all experience levels, programs range from five different tiny tot camps to intermediate workshops for dancers with at least one year of dance experience. And for those who haven’t danced before, Danceology Owner Nicole Lucia shared, “It’s never too late to start!” She continued, “We introduce young campers to the art of dance in a child-friendly environment, using proven methods of age-appropriate techniques to instill a love for the beauty of movement. We assess each dancer’s individual level and commitment and recommend classes specially designed for your child’s need.”

danceology_mainThemed tiny tot camps for dancers aged three to five years old run Mondays through Thursdays, and include three different classes each day along with breaks for crafts and snacks. On the last day, dancers perform in a special in-studio showcase for families and friends. Tiny Tot and Beginner Program Director Julia Pearson said, “Every week, our dance camps offer new routines and themed music with special props to enrich the dance experience. Your camper can go all five weeks and learn new routines each time!”

The high-quality instruction, professional facility, and engaging programs bring summer campers back year after year. Proud Danceology parent Sabrina Roux shared, “We treasure every summer spent at Danceology. My daughter would not be as poised and well-rounded of a dancer today without having started in one of Danceology’s dance camps.” To learn more about Danceology’s summer camps visit or call 858-613-1155.

Mathnasium Summer Programs

mathnasium_logoWith school out of session, summer can be tons of fun – but it can also lead to a loss of academic skills called the “summer slide.” Luckily, Mathnasium is here to stop the decline! Students can close gaps from the previous year, deepen problem solving skills, build up their mastery of math facts and number sense, get a refresher for an upcoming course, or get a head start on skills they will learn in the new year.

The summer program offers drop-in sessions for students in grades 1 to 12. The initial assessment helps the talented Mathnasium team develop an individualized learning plan for each student, and later, a progress report to document growth and achievement by the end of summer. The Mathnasium Method has demonstrated great success in helping kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Call now!

4S Ranch
10543 4S Commons Dr., Suite 17
San Diego, CA 92127

13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Rancho Peñasquitos
9873 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

South Escondido
1835 S Centre City Pkwy., Ste G
Escondido, CA 92025


Therapeutic Literacy Center 

tlc_logoWhile summer vacation offers ample time for students to run, play, and exercise their bodies, it also offers the perfect opportunity to exercise their minds. During the busy school year, students may not get the one-on-one time with a teacher or tutor nor the therapy to develop their underlying weaknesses in learning skills. This is where the Therapeutic Literacy Center (TLC) comes in.
While the center, located in Solana Beach, offers specialized training to students year-round, they utilize the extra time that summer affords by offering specialized camp programs to prepare children for success when school starts in the fall. Their summer programming includes an intensive therapy to overcome challenges and learning disabilities by focusing on underlying learning skills, as well as a learning “bootcamp” for children that are strong in their underlying skills but need work in the areas of math, handwriting, or keyboarding. All of TLC’s programs can help a student be successful in the Common Core curriculum.

TLC’s summer programs include both group learning experiences and individualized one-on-one sessions, provided by specially trained clinicians. If a full-day program is chosen, the day may even include outings to a surf camp in Solana Beach or an activity at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. “A cognitive bootcamp mixed with hours of outdoor exercise is the perfect summer combination for children wanting to enter their next grade level with confidence in their success,” said Maria Bagby, TLC Executive Director.

Because spaces fill up quickly, early registration is encouraged. To learn more about TLC and how they can help eliminate learning challenges in reading, writing, and math visit or call 858-481-2200.


All-Star Academy

all_star-a_lgoWith close to 60 programs, All-Star Academy provides children with a well-rounded summer camp experience that implements educational, athletic, and imaginative activities for campers. Focusing on elementary students during the school year, they expand their summer programs to middle school students. During regular camp sessions, the Academy allows campers to explore sports like tennis, ice skating, swim, dance, and more. In addition, they offer engaging STEAM classes – including but not limited to Game Design and Lego Robotic Engineering – that foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. To keep the environment fresh and vibrant, classes change weekly and different themes are carried out throughout summer. For fifth to eighth graders interested in challenging themselves, All-Star Academy offers their unique Youth Academic and Leadership Camp, which features programs such as Speech and Debate, SAT Vocabulary, Competition Math, and more.

“At All-Star, our mission is to provide balance to students’ lives as well as their parents’ during the summer through a diverse group of hands-on, enjoyable, engaging programs,” said Nina Hong, Executive Director. “We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of high-quality programs all in one summer camp.” To accommodate parents’ busy work schedules, All-Star is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. full-day and extended day camps are optional, with programs offered at different times throughout the day. All-Star also offers an excellent value for parents, providing various programs at pricing that
fits families’ needs.

Kindergarten through fifth grade camps are held on-site at All-Star Academy, while sixth through eighth grade camps are hosted at a local middle school. All classes and activities are designed age appropriately, with students’ skills and interests in mind. Every activity and lesson at All-Star is brought to life by qualified professional instructors and teachers who have earned master’s degrees, bachelor degrees, and California teaching credentials. To learn more about All-Star Academy’s value and programming visit or call 858-217-5990 or 858-356-7751.


Studio West Recording Arts Camps

studiowest_logoMusical teens can hone their skills and have a blast in San Diego’s largest professional recording studio, which has hosted the likes of Blink-182, Ike Turner, and the Arctic Monkeys. Musicians and non-musicians of all skill levels are welcome – there are plenty of roles for everyone, from singer to musician to producer to engineer.

Attendees get hands-on time in a world-class recording facility, experiencing exactly what goes into making great-sounding music. Students will learn songwriting techniques and other skills such as how to create electronic music, how to record instruments and vocals, and how to produce and arrange a song, all while using top recording industry software. Starting with a basic melody, by the end of the week attendees will take home an original composition they’ve arranged, produced, and recorded.
Studio West has been teaching Recording Arts for 10 years. Programs span teenagers to industry professionals and include industry certifications and a year-long degree program in Recording Arts for those interested in a professional career in the audio industry. After-school programs are also offered throughout the school year. Week-long camps run Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our location in Rancho Bernardo, from June 20 to Aug. 5. Get a 10% discount for signing up by April 15 at


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

boys_girls_club_logoThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) is committed to helping kids of all backgrounds and interests develop into well-rounded, successful young adults. “Our clubs are an age-appropriate place of physical and emotional safety and stability for our club members, where they have structure and clearly defined boundaries,” said Brandon Horrocks, Vice President of Operations. “Our youth can build strong, positive connections with adult role models and their peers. The staff makes the club feel like a home where members can be free to be themselves and enjoy being kids.”

BGCGSD focuses on programs that promote academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles. The Clubs offer an Ultimate Summer Camp for all ages. A Summer Adventure Club for middle-schoolers is available at select sites, including 4S Ranch and Poway. A typical camp week includes arts and crafts, computer lab time, physical fitness activities, game room time, and field trips.
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City of Poway Summer Camps

camp_citypowaylogoIn addition to the traditional, well-loved Lake Poway Day Camp, the City of Poway offers an amazing variety of high-quality, affordable, and unique specialty camps that include something for everyone this summer! Specialty camps are generally held over the span of one week, and the programs offered include: skateboarding, dodgeball, woodshop, science, technology, cooking, sports such as basketball, tennis, swim, and archery, creative arts, and so much more. Specialty camps are presented through independent contract instructors, full of passion and eager to share their expertise and talents.

One parent said, “My son had so much fun and learned an enormous amount of new stuff. He was excited to go every morning and was sad when it was over.” The City of Poway has a 95% participant return rate. With over 100 summer camps, will you join in on the fun?

Early summer camp registration begins April 12 at 7:30 a.m. Register early as these camps fill up quickly. For more information or to register, visit or Poway City Hall.


Outpost Summer Camps

outpost_logoInspired by 14 summers of camp experience as a camper, counselor, and director, Stuart Jones decided to start his own venture, Outpost Summer Camps, after moving to San Diego in 2001. As the current owners and directors of the camp, Stuart and his wife Kelly strive to provide children with a traditional camp experience that they deserve, complete with outdoor adventures and lasting friendships. A summer at Outpost is free from distraction, as the programs are 100 percent outdoors and device-free – the directors call it “outside and unplugged.” The camps are open to children ages
3 to 14, and according to Stuart, “Each camp has exciting, age-appropriate activities for the different age groups, but all share in the philosophy of creative, spontaneous fun facilitated by the counselors and campers.”

Their three-week sessions are what make Outpost so unique. Stuart explained, “By staying longer at camp, children of all temperaments have enough time to learn names, get completely comfortable with routines, and make and keep new friends.” Another way the camps stand out is with their commitment to safety. Outpost Camps have been continuously accredited by the American Camp Association and have also received Markel Insurance’s coveted Safety First designation for many consecutive seasons with a perfect safety record.

Stuart and his wife both have graduate degrees in psychology and bring years of long-term child development experience to Outpost. Additionally, the duo hires, trains, and retains their director team from their best counselors, who have invested eight to 10 years at the camps and are specialized in their programs. For more information about Outpost Summer Camps visit or call 858-842-4900.


Del Mar Junior Lifeguard Program

del_mar_juniorlifegurads_logosIf your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the water, consider Del Mar Junior Lifeguard’s camp programs for a summer of improved self-esteem, physical fitness, and fun. With one, two, and four-week sessions offered for youth ages 9 through 17 – and a Little Turtles program for those ages seven and eight – Del Mar Junior Lifeguard provides a fun, safe environment for children and teens to learn new skills and knowledge pertaining to the beach and ocean environment. Each day’s activities include del_mar_juniorlifeguradsgames, warm-up swims, surf and oceanography lessons, and mock rescues. “Some activities are for fun and some can help save a life,” shared Director Turtle Rudolph. “We are here to learn and have fun, make new friends, push ourselves physically and mentally, and expand our horizons.”

All Del Mar Junior Lifeguard instructors have at least three years of experience as ocean lifeguards, as well as current CPR and First Aid certificates, in addition to holding specialty certificates. Turtle commented, “All of our instructors are extremely proud of what they do. Each strives to pass their excitement for the ocean and their sense of discipline and integrity along to their students.” Visit or call 760-944-1657 to sign up.

Frozen Ropes

frozen_ropes_logoAs the all-star staff is proud to say, “There is never an off-season at Frozen Ropes!” The baseball and softball training program provides year-round opportunities for young athletes to learn and grow. With locations in 4S Ranch and Del Mar, Frozen Ropes is the largest baseball and softball development program in San Diego and offers private lessons, classes, cage rentals, clinics, camps, and travel ball teams. Frozen Ropes looks forward to the start of Summer League 2016 – last year’s program hosted over 250 young players! Participants in all programs range from 3 to 18 years old, and camps are offered for ages 6 to 12. Parents can sign their children up for morning, afternoon, or full-day sessions, and 2016 camps run every week of summer beginning June 10.

“Player development is our priority at Frozen Ropes,” explained General Manager Curt Holcombe. Staff members include coaches who have won National Championships and played in the Minor Leagues, as well as Ron Witmeyer, who played with the Oakland A’s and coached at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Learn more about the 4S Ranch location at or by calling 858-485-9399, and learn about the Del Mar location at or 858-643-9390. Mention this article and receive 10% off any Frozen Ropes summer camps.


Cathedral Catholic High School

cchs_logo2Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS), centrally located in Carmel Valley, offers a wide variety of summer enrichment and athletic programs for students currently in grades 3 through 11. Your student will be challenged in a safe environment that is intellectual, physical, creative, and, most importantly, fun!

The enrichment programs and athletic camps are offered June 20 through Aug. 5, with morning and afternoon sessions available. They are structured to hone academic and critical thinking skills, develop self-confidence, and foster motivation. The week-long sessions include a wide variety of programs, including a salute to Disney Drama Camp, Pre-Engineering, Digital Photography, soccer, tennis, football, baseball, and boys’ lacrosse, to name a few.

The academic acceleration courses are six weeks long and will run from June 20 through July 29 and July 11 through July 29, with the exception of the three-week Government and Economics program. Classes last from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CCHS offers online courses in World History, U.S. History, Economics, Government, and P.E. CCHS on-campus courses include various Math, Science (including Introduction to STEAM), and language courses. Unique courses include Computer Science and Engineering, Introduction to Web Design, and Introduction to Programming.

Please visit the school’s website for more information and registration at or call 858-523-4000.


Kumon Math and Reading Center

kumon_logoWith convenient locations in 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo, Kumon Math and Reading Center is ready to help local students unlock their potential so they can achieve more on their own. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide.

“Our program is completely individualized based on each students abilities,” shared Diana Shyu, Director of the Rancho Bernardo center. “We cover a wide range of material that’s suitable for a three-year-old or a high schooler.” The Kumon Math Program can take students all the way from counting to calculus; the Kumon Reading Program runs from basic phonics to advanced reading comprehension. Visit and to learn more, or follow


Country Montessori School

cmontessori_logoThis summer, parents who want to give their children the opportunity to broaden their horizons need look no further than local Country Montessori School (CMS). The three-acre campus, located in a convenient, peaceful area of Poway, will be open for seven weeks of week-long sessions, with half-day and full-day options available. Cricket Camp is open to children ages 2.5 through Kindergarten, and Kookaburra Camp is open to children in first through fourth grade. Each session will have a different theme, from exploring Ancient Greece to Dr. Seuss to Fun with Aeronautics. “All camps include art, music, and movement related to each theme,” said Adela Corrales, Head of School.

CMS is Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredited and a full member of the American Montessori society. “All camps are led by CMS staff,” explained Sheila Walker, Director of Admissions and Enrollment. “It’s a great way to introduce your child to the school if you are considering enrolling in the future.”

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Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Camps

pacificswim_logoThe philosophy at Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Camps is all about having fun while making friends, learning sportsmanship, and building skills. Spring Swim & Tennis Camp will run from April 11 to 15; Summer Swim & Tennis Camps will run from June 13 to Aug. 12; and Summer Swim Team will run from June 13 to Aug. 13.

Swim & Tennis Camp
Parents can choose full-day camps or half-day camps. Weeklong sessions feature tennis or swim and tennis combined. “For 20 years our camps have provided a safe place in the summer for kids to make new friends while learning to swim and play tennis,” revealed Owner Di Molenaar.
Kids are divided by age and ability, from beginning to advanced in swim and tennis. In the pool and on the court, children can work on technique, play games, and win prizes. Early drop off and aftercare is available.


Pacific Swim Summer Swim Team
The Pacific Swim coaches are CPR, Lifeguard, and USA Swim Coach Certified. “We have taught and coached thousands of kids from Poway and San Diego over the past 28 years,” added Di. The kids have a good time while learning and improving their strokes and new skills. Swimmers attend three times per week and there are three fun novice swim meets where everyone wins ribbons. In the beginner novice class the swimmers must be able to swim across the pool in freestyle and backstroke. Their lessons last 30 minutes. The advanced novice swimmers know their strokes and swim three times weekly for one hour. Days and times are flexible as multiple classes are offered in the morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday and Saturday morning.

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Bilingual Quentz

camp_bilingualquentzlogoConveniently located in Rancho Peñasquitos, less than 1.5 miles from I-15 and 56 exits and less than a five-minute walk from Ridgewood Park, Quentz Bilingual offers Chinese-English summer camps for kids ages five to 12. Quentz Blingual started in September 2015 and was founded by Dr. Cindy Zhang. Born in Beijing but educated in the U.S. with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, Dr. Zhang believes that “learning should be inspired and not be forced.”

Quentz Bilingual offers small-sized classes and a lot of individual attention. The full-day summer camp offers field trips and different classes. Chinese Calligraphy, Abacus Math, Origami, Music and Drama, and Hands-On Science are just a few highlights. Besides summer camps, Quentz Bilingual offers after-school programs year-round and a full-time preschool with 50:50 Chinese:English instruction. All programs emphasize the importance of Fun Learning and Learning by Doing. Use the code “summer128” to get $10 off your first camp. Find more details on, or contact Quentz Bilingual at or 858-281-8382.


PUSD Summer Youth Enrichment Camps

pusd_logoPoway Unified School District’s (PUSD) Summer Youth Enrichment Camps offer a variety of fun and enriching activities for students this summer. Children can nurture their minds by focusing on study skills, coding and keyboarding, storytelling, or even foreign languages. If they’re looking to get creative, then camps in culinary, visual, and performing arts are also offered, with classes ranging from photography to sewing to cooking. Sports and fitness camps are also available for those interested in getting active this summer.

Each camp runs for one week and is open to students post kindergarten through eighth grade. All activities are age-appropriate, with campers being grouped by level: post kindergarten to second grade, grades three to five, and middle school. Camps are offered from June 13 through July 1, with new classes starting each Monday. For more information visit or call 858-668-4024. Early bird discounts will be available when registration begins on March 16.


The Inspired Mind Learning Center

inspiredminds_logoEstablished in 2013, The Inspired Mind Learning Center inspires children in grades K-12 to achieve greater academic success with the help of math tutoring, STEM classes, and test prep courses. When the center introduced their first camp program during winter 2014, it was so wildly successful that they expanded their programs to the summer, providing students with a more in-depth experience.

“Our camps are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating,” said David Robins, the center’s founder. “We expect students to learn the material presented to them and be able to apply it to the projects they create. Our camps are both fun and educational.” Inspired Mind Learning Center’s summer camps utilize project-based learning that helps develop skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and creativity, and collaboration. Programs such as coding and robotics are offered for older students, while younger students can enjoy camps like Dino-Roar! or Art Smart. This summer, the center is also bringing back their popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Weird Science camps.

Camps rotate by age groups, with one week focused on kindergartners through fifth grade, and the next week switching to grades six through nine. For each age group, parents can choose between half-day (one subject) or full-day (two subjects) programs. “Every activity is designed to ignite children’s natural curiosity and provides the opportunity to develop critical skills they will use their entire life,” said David. With a dedicated staff and high quality programming, The Inspired Mind Learning Center can provide campers with a summer experience that allows them to bring home fun hand-made projects and a new love for learning. Learn more at or call 858-231-8477.


YMCA Overnight Camps

racho_family_ymca_logoSince 1921, the YMCA of San Diego’s overnight camps have been providing positive, life-changing experiences in the outdoors. They combine the fun children want with the growth experiences they need. YMCA Camp Marston has been a San Diego favorite for thousands of children and families. Camp Marston offers adventure, fun, friendships, and great staff – all on a spectacular 236-acre site – with activities including archery, swimming, climbing, crafts, sports, and more. YMCA Raintree Ranch is a wonderful small camp dedicated to western horseback riding. Thirty-eight horses, two instructional arenas, and miles of trails all provide an excellent learning environment. YMCA Camp Surf is a spectacular, ocean-front camp just south of San Diego. This 45-acre facility offers one- and two-week sessions filled with surfing, bodyboarding, and traditional camp activities. These camps add laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories to a host of activities. Learn more at


Rockin’ Jump

rockinjump_logoRockin’ Jump, The Ultimate Trampoline Park, is located at 8190 Miralani Dr. Attractions include a large free-jump trampoline arena, two trampoline dodgeball arenas, X-Beam Jousting, Basket Ball Dunk lanes, a Air Bag Stunt Jump arena, a toddler-only jump area, a Vertical Ops rock climbing wall, and an 18-hole outdoor mini-golf course. They have an on-site café and provide a great venue for parties and camps of any type, including corporate parties and team-building events.

Rockin’ Jump hours are Monday through Thursday 3 to 8 p.m., Friday 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They cater to the younger jumpers with Rockin’ Tots, where parents can bond with their young ones on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. They will open early for large private parties and camps.

Follow Rockin’ Jumps on Facebook for specials and announcements. They can be reached at 858-693-JUMP (5867) or


Bronco Ball Youth Camps


If your child or teen is looking to improve their athletic skills this summer, look no further than Bronco Ball Youth Summer Camps. Bronco Ball offers high-quality instruction from experienced professional, college, and high school coaches who are hand-selected for their ability to teach and coach. For boys and girls ages 6 to 14, Bronco Ball camps will teach your student the fundamentals of the game while incorporating the team concept.

Each camp session runs for four days, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and each day includes group warm-ups, various skill clinics, game time, and team practices. What makes the program stand out, however, is their philosophy on the importance of skill enhancement. Coach Nick Gehler explained, “We are committed to helping campers improve their individual basketball skills in all areas of the game. Our camp philosophy is to treat each student as an individual.” At the end of the camp, each player will receive a skills assessment so they know what areas they should work on. Former player Tyler Fricke attested to the abilities of Bronco Ball coaches, “Coach Gehler is a player’s coach whose passion for the game brings out the best in his players. He is a great leader and mentor on and off the court.” Camp sessions run from June 13-16, 20-23, and 27-30, and the cost is $215. For more information visit or call 760-960-1397.


Rancho Family YMCA

racho_family_ymca_logoThis summer the Rancho Family YMCA offers kids and teens the chance to explore, create, and imagine through a variety of camps and programs. Summer camps are separated by grade level to allow campers to develop friendships and learn with their peers. Camp Director Sarah Trujillo said, “Y camp is F.A.B. We believe that children thrive in environments where they can create FRIENDSHIPS, gain a sense of ACHIEVEMENT, and feel a sense of BELONGING. It is our priority to ensure that whether your child is with us for one week or ten that they leave Y camp with new friends, new experiences, and a place to call their own.” This summer, the Rancho Family YMCA is hosting 24 brand new camps and many favorites including Equestrian & More, Kids in the Kitchen, and multiple LEGO-themed camps. The Rancho Family YMCA believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience Y camp, and through generous donations from the community are able to provide financial assistance and reasonable additional support to campers with special needs. By choosing the Y you are joining a day camp program that is American Camp Association accredited, meeting the highest standards in the nation’s day camping industry. To learn more visit or call 858-484-8788.


LA Galaxy SD Soccer

camp_lagalaxylogoHeadquartered in Carlsbad, LA Galaxy San Diego is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that also happens to be the largest soccer club in Northern San Diego County. Whether a student is four years old or 18 years old, a recreational player, collegiate bound athlete, or somewhere inbetween, LA Galaxy’s excellent year-round and summer programs offer a seamless player pathway and comprehensive soccer curriculum for players of every age, every level, and every aspiration.

They believe first and foremost in individual player development, and their camps are designed to allow players to work on their technical ability in a fun and safe atmosphere. Players will be taught the mechanics of individual skills, opposition (attack/defend), and then have the opportunity to work these skills into small-sided game situations.

The club’s professional staff works hard to ensure the best possible soccer experience for their players, their families, and the local community. To learn more about their upcoming summer camps and clinics visit


Fox Mountain Adventures

camp_foxmtnlogoJoin Fox Mountain Adventures for an incredible sleepaway summer camp, right here in San Diego! With nighttime laser tag, midnight madness, movie making with friends screened pool-side under the stars, and over 50 amazing activities and electives, Fox is reinventing how kids and teens spend their summer. Be warned – parents describe time and again how their campers truly don’t stop telling stories from camp all year long.

Conveniently located at the base of the Palomar Mountains, Fox is perfect for local campers. It’s far enough away to build independence, but close enough to home for ease of mind. Optional round-trip transportation is also available from Rancho Peñasquitos and the San Diego airport.

Fox Mountain Adventures offers Overnight Adventure Camp for ages 10 to 15, High School Improv Camp for grades 9 to 12, and Summer Camp for Adults, ages 21 and up. Each youth program features over 50 electives, including archery, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, ga-ga, slime games, arts and crafts, and much more! For Fox Mountain Adventures, camp goes beyond the activities – through the immersive experiences, the camp is proud to develop campers into better leaders, more creative thinkers, and confident, caring individuals.

Plus, campers love the air-conditioned cabins, comfortable beds, delicious camp menu, and amazing counselors who ensure everyone is safe, included, and having a blast. Fox Mountain Adventures is accredited by the American Camp Association.

As a thank you for considering Fox Mountain, the camp would also love to offer you a free gift when you call at 855-FOX-CAMP. Reserve your bunk and register today at


ZCode 2016 Summer Camp Directory 

4S Dance Academy
4S Dance Academy’s summer dance camps provide a nurturing and supportive environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Learn ballet, pointe/pre-pointe, variations, jazz, and so much more.
17631-A West Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

All-Star Academy
With a variety of programs, All-Star Academy provides a fun and affordable opportunity for children to explore athletics, creative projects, and participate in hands-on lessons to improve critical thinking.
10760 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Best in Class Education Center
Best in Class provides supplemental education through comprehensive curricula to promote foundation-level enrichment and critical thinking. Their programs strive to create the best experience to build better teachers and successful students.
12234 Poway Rd., Suite 204
Poway, CA 92064

Bilingual Quentz/坤慈
Quentz Bilingual offers English-Chinese programs focused on education, connection, and fun. Ages three and up explore abacus math, Mandarin, Chinese calligraphy, music and drama, origami, art, hands-on science, and field trips.
9840 La Tortola Ct.
San Diego, CA 92129

Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Through positive connections with peers and role models, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego promote academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles for young campers of all backgrounds and interests.

Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos
Blast from the past! This summer BGCSM campers explore science, technology, art, and more through fun projects and awesome field trips. Special Track for grades 6-9.
1 Positive Pl.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-471-2490 ext. 306

Boys & Girls Club of Vista
Boys & Girls Club of Vista offers safe and fun year-round programs for boys and girls ages 5-18 including sports, music, technology, field trips, day camps, art, drama, and leadership clubs at five sites in Vista and Oceanside.
410 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA 92083

Bronco Ball Youth Camps
With a focus on individual skill enhancement, Bronco Ball Youth Camps offers high-quality instruction from experienced professional, college, and high school coaches who can help your child or teen improve in all areas of basketball this summer.

Carlsbad Educational Foundation
The Foundation offers over 50 fun and educational summer camps for K-8. Camp registration begins March 4. Camps run June 20 to Aug. 5, in congruence with Summer Kids’ Care.
5631 Palmer Way, Suite L
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Cathedral Catholic High School
Fulfilling its mission to foster an innovative community of lifelong learners, Cathedral Catholic High School educates and inspires throughout the summer. Programs range from summer school to college preparatory camp for rising seniors.
5555 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130

City of Poway
The City of Poway offers over 100 high-quality, affordable camps this summer from skateboarding and science to cooking and creative arts to the traditional favorite, Lake Poway Day Camp. Children of all ages will have a blast exploring their unique passions.
13325 Civic Center Dr.
Poway, CA 92064

City of Vista – Recreation Day Camps
The City of Vista’s summer day camps offer fun, exciting, weekly themed activities, including field trips, for kids in K-8 grade. Lunch and before and after care are included for one low price.
1200 Vale Terrance Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

Country Montessori
Country Montessori School’s Cricket Camp and Kookaburra Camp offer a wide range of adventures for children age 2.5 through fourth grade. Weeklong sessions vary in theme, and each camp includes art, music, and movement for an inspiring experience.
12642 Monte Vista Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Danceology’s variety of camps and classes throughout the summer session provide flexibility for every family and fun for every budding dancer.
10750 Thornmint Rd., Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92127

Del Mar Ballet
Del Mar Ballet provides summer workshops for dancers of all ages and experience levels. Their instructors offer quality training in classical and contemporary ballet, musical theater, and jazz dance.
11211 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite T
San Diego, CA 92121

Del Mar Junior Lifeguards
Del Mar Junior Lifeguard’s one-, two-, and four-week summer camp sessions provide a fun, safe environment for children and teens to learn new skills and knowledge pertaining to the beach and ocean environment.
P.O. Box 494
Cardiff, CA 92007

Del Mar Pines School
Del Mar Pines School’s Summer of Discoveries offers children a fun and enriching experience that blends academics with creativity. From sports to math to reading and writing, there’s something that caters to every child.
3975 Torrington St.
San Diego, CA 92130

Drawn2Art San Diego
Join Drawn2Art this summer for a variety of camps that are designed to spark a desire for future investigation and learning as a young artist. Camps are offered half or full day each week for kids ages 4-17!
13173-10 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Encinitas Parks and Recreation Dept.
Junior Lifeguards, Seaside Day Camp, and hundreds of others, Encinitas Parks and Rec has got you covered this summer!
505 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Floaties Swim School
Floaties Swim School is a safe, fun environment where all ages build both confidence and skill in the water. From Infant Aquatics to Core Swim Classes to Special Needs Classes to the Tritons Swim Team, there’s a perfect way for anyone to make a splash.
13180 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Fox Mountain Adventures
Fox Mountain Adventures offers over 50 amazing electives from archery to rock climbing to swimming and movie making during their Overnight Adventure Camp, High School Improv Camp, and Summer Camp for Adults. Ages 10 and up can dive into the adventure at the base of the Palomar Mountains.
24102 Highway 76
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

Frozen Ropes
Kids ages 3-18 have a blast learning softball and baseball skills with the top professionals at Frozen Ropes. With year-round opportunities including private lessons, classes, cage rentals, clinics, camps, and travel ball teams, there’s never an off-season at Frozen Ropes.
10710 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127

Horizon Prep
Horizon Prep Summer invites students from pre-K through high school to explore a vast variety of summer courses. Both inside and outside the classroom, the summer programs provide outstanding opportunities for review, enrichment, advancement, and fun.
P.O. Box 9070
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts
Inspired Movement offers something for dancers of all ages and skill level. Camps and intensives are focused on instilling a love and foundation for dance in every student.
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., #101
San Diego, CA 92121

Intrepid Theatre Company
In a fun and creative environment, campers (ages 6-15) develop theater skills, confidence, and social skills through collaboration and performances at the Encinitas Community Center. Teaching artists lead week-long classes focused on acting, singing, and dance, with one specialty class. Each week features a different play and culminates in a showcase performance for friends and family.
P.O. Box 235852
Encinitas, CA 92023

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Rancho Bernardo
Kumon of Rancho Bernardo has served local families for over 20 years. Free diagnostic testing, individualized learning plans, and comprehensive math and reading programs allow students to develop their foundations and achieve their goals.
16395 Bernardo Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128

LA Galaxy SD Soccer
The largest soccer club in North County, LA Galaxy San Diego’s summer programs offer a seamless player pathway and comprehensive soccer curriculum for players of every age, every level, and every aspiration. They focus on providing a fun, safe environment.
5315 Avenida Encinas, #200
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Little Rookies T-Ball School
Little Rookies and Allstar Baseball and Softball brings half- and full-day summer camp programs to sports lovers ages 4-12.

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA offers various camp programs at their state-of-the-art facility that serves as a community wellness center for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
200 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Maranatha Christian Schools
Maranatha Christian Schools offers something for everyone with exciting summer camps in academics, athletics, and the arts. Students of all ages can mix and match academic and recreational classes for a well-rounded summer experience.
9050 Maranatha Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127

Master Sports
From traditional sports like basketball to adventure sports like laser tag and extreme dodgeball, Master Sports offers something for the sports lover in everyone.
10531 4S Commons Dr.,
Suite 484
San Diego, CA 92127

Mathnasium – 4S Ranch
Build up mastery of math facts and number sense with Mathnasium’s summer program. Individualized learning plans and progress reports help students in grades 1-12 catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math.
10543 4S Commons Dr.,
Suite 175
San Diego, CA 92127

Mathnasium – La Costa
Mathnasium of La Costa helps students close knowledge gaps and deepen problem-solving skills with summer program options for grades 2-12.
3451 Via Montebello, Suite 190
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Mathnasium – Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
Students in grades K-12 can use this summer to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math with Mathnasium of Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch. Individual learning plans and flexible schedules allow any student to get a jump start and avoid the summer slide.
9460 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite J
San Diego, CA 92126

Mathnasium – Poway
Prevent the summer slide or get a head start on the next grade with Mathnasium’s summer programs, which provide individualized learning plans and drop-in sessions for grades 1-12.
13557 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Mathnasium – Rancho Penasquitos
The Mathnasium Method helps students in grades 1-12 retain and build problem solving skills even when school is out of session. Catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math with drop-in sessions and individualized learning plans this summer.
9873 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Mathnasium – S. Escondido
Stop in Mathnasium of South Escondido and get a head start on building math skills and number sense. Drop-in sessions and individualized learning plans make summer programs flexible for any family’s schedule.
1835 S Centre City Pkwy., Ste G
Escondido, CA 92025

Mobile Technology Camp
Summer fun is reinvented through the lens of Mobile Technology in this fun, innovative camp for ages 8-13. Through Coding, Circuits, and Android App Design, Mobile Tech Camp inspires campers to become the builders of tomorrow’s technology instead of just consumers.
9230 Gold Coast Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126

North County Soccer Park
This summer, North County Soccer Park will host soccer and baseball camps for children ages 4-12. They offer week-long camps that focus on teaching sportsmanship, safety, and skill development.
14530 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Outpost Summer Camps
The team at Outpost Summer Camps is dedicated to providing campers with a traditional camp experience. Campers can create lasting memories and friendships during a three-week session.
13446 Poway Rd. #240
Poway, CA 92064

Pacific Swim + Rancho Arbolitos
Serve up some fun this summer with Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos swim and tennis camps for ages 5-14. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches.
14343 Silverset St.
Poway, CA 92064

Poway Unified School District
PUSD’s one-week long Summer Youth Enrichment Camps allow students to participate in a variety of activities from foreign languages to coding to photography to arts or other hobbies. Open to all students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
13626 Twin Peaks Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Poway Youth Soccer Camps
Poway Youth Soccer League’s Summer Camp and Advanced Camp programs give young athletes the chance to improve skills, build friendships, and have fun. Kids of all skill levels will learn from the program’s talented coaches.
P.O. Box 515
Poway, CA 92074

Prodigy Dance
Prodigy Dance Company offers a variety of different summer dance camps and intensives for dancers age 3-18. Their programs offer a nurturing environment that help students grow not only as dancers but also as individuals.
13350 Camino Del Sur, #3B
San Diego, CA 92129

Rancho Family YMCA
The Rancho Family YMCA offers a wide variety of camp programs that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility for the youth of North County San Diego.
9410 Fairgrove Ln.
San Diego, CA 92129

Rockin’ Jump
Rockin’ Jump is a safe, fun way to get your heart pumping. From trampoline dodgeball to foam pits to vast open jump areas, jumpers of all ages can tumble, soar, and share the laughter.
8190 Miralani Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126

Royal Academy of Performing Arts
From beginner classes to intensives, RAPA hosts many fun and exciting camps each summer for dancers and artists ages 3-18. RAPA camps offer a variety of the arts such as dance, acting, singing, strengthening, and much more.
11494 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite A
San Diego, CA 92121

San Diego Art Loft
Learn how to create amazing art this summer with San Diego Art Loft’s classes and workshops in painting and drawing.
3421 Tripp Ct., Studio 2
San Diego, CA 92121

San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden’s Summer Youth Enrichment Camps provide five weeks of fun, educational activities for children interested in interacting with nature. One-week camps are offered for photography, gardening, playful survival skills, and more.
230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-436-3036 ext. 201

San Diego Rowing Club
The San Diego Rowing Club is dedicated to promoting youth rowing in San Diego. Their summer programs take place on beautiful Mission Bay and offer an opportunity for children ages 10-18 to learn how to row during a two-week session.
1220 El Carmel Pl.
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego & Seaside Volleyball Club
San Diego and Seaside Volleyball Clubs provide a wide range of camps for girls and boys ages 8-18 throughout the summer at their expansive 4S Ranch facility. Join the fun!
10806 Willow Ct., Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92127

Scripps Performing Arts Academy
SPAA is a high-quality, professional dance and musical theater training facility. Their instructors provide a creative, non-competitive environment that instills confidence and teamwork while inspiring personal excellence in every student.
9920 Scripps Lake Dr., Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92131
858-586-7834 or
4645 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92130

Southern CA Ballet
Southern California Ballet’s Weekly Recreational Camp and Summer Intensive allow students ages four and up to dive into the world of dance. Children of all experience levels thrive with the fun, challenging curriculum.
12285 World Trade Dr., Suite K
San Diego, CA 92128

STAR Repertory Theatre
STAR Rep’s 2016 Summer Study/Performance program will offer a two-week “Winnie the Pooh the Musical” theater intensive program from June 20 to July 1, with a review and performance on July 2. Students will enjoy a flexible schedule, and will learn to sing, act, and dance from professionals in the industry.
329 East Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025

Studio West
Get hands-on time in a world-class recording facility, and experience exactly what goes into making great-sounding music at Studio West’s week-long summer camp programs for musical teens.
11021 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA 92127

Surfin Fire
Catch a wave and feel a rush like you’ve never experienced with Surfin Fire surf camps this summer. Providing a positive learning environment, highly qualified and experienced staff, and fun and thrilling lessons, Surfin Fire will teach your student the ins and outs of this adventurous sport.
6714 Lemon Leaf Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92011

TechKnowHow Robotics & Tech Summer Camps
TechKnowHow’s week-long summer camps offer a variety of fun and enriching hands-on projects which teach students how to use technology creatively.

The Inspired Mind Learning Center
The Inspired Mind Learning Center inspires children in grades K-12 to achieve greater academic success with the help of math tutoring, STEM classes, and test prep courses.
16766 Bernardo Center Dr., #103
San Diego, CA 92128

Therapeutic Literacy Center
Similar to their year-round programs, Therapeutic Literacy Center’s summer camps provide specialized training in underlying learning skills. Their programs can erase reading, writing, and math learning challenges.
990 Highland Dr., Suite 106-D
Solana Beach, CA 92075

TRC Gymnastics
Since 1992, TRC Gymnastics has provided outstanding gymnastics and tumbling instruction. In addition to their year-round programs, they offer a variety of summer programs for children of all ages and skill level.
722 Genevieve St., Suite L
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Tri-City Christian School
The summer programs at Tri-City Christian School emphasize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop students who are able to excel in their next level of education and beyond.
302 North Emerald Dr.
Vista, CA 92083
760-630-8227 ext. 215

WAVE Volleyball Club
Get sandy at the beach and improve beach volleyball skills, learn a new indoor technique or position, and improve your mental game with WAVE Volleyball Club’s summer camps for players of all levels from kindergarten through 12th grade.
15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
877-417-WAVE ext. 1

YAK Academy – San Diego
Ages 1-8 years old to learn Mandarin and Spanish through play-based immersion class at Yak Academy. The world-class native speaking instructors and engaging curriculum give young learners the chance to explore the world through language, culture, and community. Half-day Preschool, Summer Camps, and Enrichment Class are available.
9939 Hibert St., Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92131

YMCA Overnight Camps
Experience laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories in the outdoors with one of YMCA of San Diego’s popular overnight camps at Camp Marston, Raintree Ranch, or Camp Surf.
560 Silver Strand Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
619-423-5850 ext. 10213