Guide to Summer Camps in Ventura County + Beyond | 2024

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Kids wearing sunglasses hanging in the grass

We LOVE Summer Camps and the benefits they offer to children!  We are thrilled to bring you our 2024 Guide to Summer Camps in Ventura County + Beyond,  presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and Ohana Surf Camp.

Summer is on the horizon, and summer camps and programs are ready to welcome your child! Fresh air, fun activities and a change of scenery is waiting for you child this summer! We are thrilled to provide families the 2024 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Ventura County + Beyond! Below you will find details on FEATURED summer camps with a variety of activities and programs.

We know that planning activities during the summer months can be frustrating and stressful.  We hope that this guide to summer camps provides the insight that you need to create the best summer yet!  CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK AS WE ADD MORE SUMMER CAMPS!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley

AGES: TK – 8th Grade
DAY CAMP – June 17, 2024 – August 9, 2024

It’s Summer – Do What You Love!

Campers between Kindergarten and 8th grade will enjoy a wide range of summer activities designed to keep them engaged and excited! Themed weeks will includes science, art, sports, games, water play, technology, and more! This summer sign up for one of our camps and spend your days making new friends, learning new skills, and participating in your favorite activities! We know that our kids’ interests are just as diverse as their personalities and we work hard, every year, to make sure we’re providing camp experiences that everyone can enjoy. Our kids have the opportunity to spend the summer making the best memories in a positive environment while developing healthy habits and strong character!

We offer very flexible enrollment, with the ability to enroll for full weeks, half days, or one day at a time. Every week has a different theme with different activities at each camp location. Pick your favorites and easily plan your other summer adventures!

Ohana Surf Camp

Ohana Surf Camp
Kids surfing in Ventura County

AGES: 5-14
DAY CAMP – June 17, 2024 – August 16, 2024

Ride the waves with us!

If your child loves the ocean as much as we do, then we invite you to be part of our 2024 Summer Surf Camp. No matter what your child’s surfing skill level and experience may be, they will surely have fun at Ohana Surf Camp. We are proud to offer only the most enjoyable beach and surfing experiences in Ventura. Our CPR-certified surf instructors share expertise in water safety and our passion for surfing and the ocean. Our camper-to-instructor ratio is 1:5. Sign up today!

With over 7 years in business, we are the only surf camp in Ventura that holds a contract with the City of Ventura Parks and Recreation department. This designation is an assurance to families that Ohana Surf Camp and its instructors operate to a higher standard.

Glitter Barn

Glitter Barn Ventura
Glitter Barn Art Studio

AGES: 5-11 and 10-13
DAY CAMP
June 24-28
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

Join us for a summer of creative magic at Glitter Barn! Campers enjoy different creative themes each week that encourage kids to tinker, design, and bring their imaginative ideas to life using all kinds of exciting materials and tools. Expect laughter, a bit of mess, and a whole lot of fun for your creative kids!

Register for one week or all summer long! Multi-camp discount available. Campers can join us for half-day (9am-12pm) or full-day (9am-2pm) camp experiences. Full-day campers will also enjoy outdoor playtime and games near our studio.

Maker Camp themes for 2024 include Toy Shop Camp, Swiftie Summer Camp, Enchanted Forest Camp, Build a Tiny House Camp, Spa and Stuffies Camp, Imagination Station Camp and Amazing Architecture Camp!

We’ll also be offering a fun camp experience for tweens/teens (ages 10-13)!

At Glitter Barn, we really love kids and our mission is to create a welcoming space in our charming studio for kids to be themselves, to be creative, to make new friends, and to have fun! That’s what summer is all about. Come join us for some maker magic!

Registration for all summer Maker Camps opens March 1st!

At Glitter Barn, we believe in getting kids excited about creativity by making it fun and kid-directed. Our expert instructors are not just educators; they are passionate creators who inspire and guide campers through all kinds of artistic mediums. Makers will create with us in an environment that is inclusive, encouraging, and most of all FUN!

Ventura Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program

Ventura Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program
Ventura Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program

AGES: 8*-18; *Exceptions allotted case-by-case
DAY CAMP
June 17 – 21
June 24 – 28
July 1 – 5 (No Camp 7/4)
July 8 – 12
July 15 – 19
July 22 – 26
July 29 – August 2
August 5 – 9
August 12 – 16

Find freedom on the water whether you’ve spent your life by the sea or have only seen a photo of it!

Ventura Yacht Club is one of the coast’s most active boating clubs, proud of its long history, family members, community involvement, and significant accomplishments. VYC maintains its forty-years of youth boating by hosting Junior-only events and having its own adult membership host youth sailors on their larger sailing vessels.

Juniors enjoy a variety of sailing experiences including spring and summer camp sessions, monthly weekend events, and race teams. Our program’s mission is to promote seamanship while building skills in all levels of sailing and water safety while encouraging the Corinthian Spirit. We are confident that your child will have fun while developing a life-long love of the sport of sailing.

VYC operates a fleet of Optimists, Lasers, and FJ’s. All instructors are US Sailing Members, hold CA Boater Cards, and are CPR- and Safesport-certified.

Water sports have been around for millennia, but sailing is what connects people around the globe. Whether you’re looking to get your start, want to join racing competitions, or just looking for a “sunset sail” lifestyle, Ventura Yacht Club’s youth sailing program is the place!

1755 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001

Jr Safari at America's Teaching Zoo

AGES: Grades 1st to 6th
DAY CAMP

Jr. Safari is a weeklong, full day camp running form 8:30am to 4:00pm. It allows your child the unique opportunity to come up close and personal with the zoo’s animal collection while participating in developmentally appropriate, science based learning experiences. All projects are designed not only to entertain, but also to educate the campers about the natural world of animals.

Camp is designed for campers entering grades 1st to 6th in Fall 2024. Campers are grouped grades 1st-3rd & 4th-6th. 

Designated weeks are designed exclusively for campers entering 7th and 8th in Fall 2024.

Mountain Meadow Ranch Summer Camp

Mountain Meadow Summer Camp

AGES: 7-16
OVERNIGHT CAMP

A co-ed, traditional sleep away camp for kids age 7 to 16, uniquely located on a 900-acre ranch in the Sierras north of Lake Tahoe and a 1.5 hour drive northwest of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Family-owned and operated since 1956, our limited enrollment and our tech-free policy allow for a more personal camp experience and family-like feel that bring all of the camp together. Campers choose from our various activities 2-4x daily, with weekends and evening activities devoted to camp-wide activities.

At MMR, campers experience more than the fun and activities that are a given of the camp experience, but also personal growth in self-confidence and character, fostering new friendships and memorable experiences that last a lifetime. Our entire program is centered around the principles of servant leadership and our guiding values that we weave throughout the camp experience: inclusivity, empathy, stewardship, integrity, authenticity, and mindfulness.

530-310-9281

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

Getting hands-on with the latest tech. Finding like-minded friends and expert mentors. Exploring a university campus and igniting a love for future learning. There’s so much to look forward to at iD Tech! Guarantee an unforgettable experience for your child. Coding, game dev, robotics, and more.

Held at UCLA.

Bluegrass Theatrics

AGES: 5-12
DAY CAMP
Dates coming soon…

Bluegrass Theatrics is a Theater Camp owned and taught by teens. We are located in Simi Valley, CA. Our goal is to teach kids how to sing, dance, and act while also having a bunch of fun. We will put on a musical in two weeks. We also play theater related games and provide crafts themed on our show. Keep in mind this camp takes place outside!

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Children running on the beach in the sun, playing in waves.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello,
    I’m trying to plan for summer 2024 and looking for a camp for my kids who will be 3 and 5 years old.
    Rather than clicking on each link you have, can you recommend a few for me to look into?

    • Hello! Yes, would love to recommend some camps! At the top of the list is definitely Ohana Surf Camp, which your 5 year old will be able to attend next year. We also highly recommend Beyond the Toolboox, Camp Turtle Rock at CLU, Camp Wildcraft and Pacific Camps. Also, the camps offered through your local YMCA or Parks and Rec are great!

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