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There’s a sport for every camper and that’s why Cali Camp has so many. From hard court sports like basketball, to field games like soccer and kickball and softball.  We've got racquet sports  - tennis and pickleball, caroms and ping-pong.  Don't forget old world archery and target sports.

Whether it’s an activity a camper already loves, or an opportunity to try and thrive at something new, sports for every age and experience level are part of each session. A cool-off in the pool is a daily stop for everyone.  Swim lessons included for non-swimmers!

Cali Camp also hosts a series of goofy and fun games, from the camp's favorite creation “Ga-ga” to foosball, capture the flag, run the bases backwards and more.

 
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Action and Adventure


Action & Adventure
Ropes Course, Aerial Arts, Rock Climbing & More

Action and Adventure


Action & Adventure
Ropes Course, Aerial Arts, Rock Climbing & More

rocks & Ropes

Campers ages 7 and up can expand their limits on an awesome ropes course and get roped, helmeted and harnessed to hit this outdoor fun. Anchored by automatic hydraulic belay ropes, and wearing safety helmets and a waist harness, they can hit the 35-foot tower for a unique kids camp challenge.

New adventures include figuring out climbing routes, mastering incline logs and flying along zip lines. They’ll enjoy scoping out new routes, getting sticky fingers and cheering each other on.

 

Gymnastics

Two in-ground trampolines, a balance beam at a camper-appropriate height and plenty of tumbling – they’re all part of Cali’s cool gymnastics program.

Our Gymnastics program is open to all campers at summer camp, comes with a gymnastics specialist and will include a big “Gymnastics Meet” during the camp’s annual “Olympic Week.” See you – cheering on your friends or competing – there.

 

Aerial Arts

Is your dream to fly? Cali Camp brings circus trapeze lessons to a sky-surrounded outdoor pavilion that’s nestled in a kid-size canyon. Here, the joyous arts of trapeze, silks and lyra as well as poi, juggling, acrobatics and hula hoop are taught by FOCUSfish instructors in a special day camp and summer camp experience. The expert team frequently partners with Los Angeles-area schools.

 

Go-Karts

NEW Electric go-karts have been added to the Cali Camp fleet.  Cali karts also get a NEW off-road track, and some awesome kart specialists and mechanics. Go-karts are cooler than ever!

 

Log Rolling

Campers rock and roll their way to success on top of this log rolling adventure. Built with the option to add trainers for beginners or free style to spin as fast as you can, there are tons of games and competitions Cali kids love to do on top of the log. Campers channel their inner lumberjack in this 100-year old log rolling tradition.

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Sports


Cali Sports
Pool, Target Sports, Ga-Ga, Tennis, & More

Sports


Cali Sports
Pool, Target Sports, Ga-Ga, Tennis, & More

Pool

Every day, each Cali Camper gets time in our expansive-sized, outdoor pool to cool off in, goof off in and have a little splash time.

Certified lifeguards supervise, so everyone can just relax and have fun. They join program directors to organize and direct water games, contests and organized play.  On each child's first day we ability check.  Swimming lessons for non-swimmers for half the period and free-time if you pass the swim check.

Don’t forget to pack a suit and towel every day. The pool is a daily dive-in.

 

Target Sports

It is time to release your inner archer, improve your accuracy and pat yourself on the back.   At Cali Camp, specialists teach this ancient but wondrous craft. That’s just the start of our target sports activities.  

There’s a fun and safe way for every age child to try them out! Bocce ball, beanbags and horse shoes to name a few.

 

Ga-Ga

At Cali, there’s plenty of goofy games to play when we chill in the shade. Ga-Ga gets its roots from dodgeball and was invented in Israel. It was introduced to the US and Australia in the early 60's through international camping connections and Cali Campers have been playing it since! Its a great game with variations for all ages and you don't need to be a pro to be a champ!

 

Tennis

Cali kids enjoy learning such a popular worldwide sport. At tennis not only do they learn coordination, balance and stamina, but also work on fitness, teamwork and good sportsmanship. We often play as a whole group, whether its through drills and practice or group wide games such as King of the Court. One of the original age-old Cali Camp activities… this ones not to be missed. 

 

Backyard Games and Sports

At BYGS (pronounced bigs) we channel our inner sports star by challenging our group mates to tons of sports and games. Full-Court Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Beach Volleyball, and Quidditch just to name a few. Play, have fun, score, improve skills, make friends, share laughs with the team, grow your confidence – be. It’s the Cali Sports way.

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Creative Arts


Creative Arts
Theater, Music, Dance, & Martial Arts

Creative Arts


Creative Arts
Theater, Music, Dance, & Martial Arts

Arts & Crafts

Cali Camp’s summer light, soft breeze, and oaks provide an inspiring environment for kids to create in. Arts & Crafts is practiced with supportive counselors and taught by specialists. At Cali Camp, success is in the doing, the inner expression and each kid’s connection to the outer world. Arts & Crafts is designed to support Cali Campers in finding themselves and growing in confidence and supply plenty of fun and shared moments, as well as openings for campers to discover life-changing opportunities.

 

Theater

Hidden talent? Excited about performing in front of friends? Want to be in a play but too shy? At Cali, it’s not “the play is the thing” it’s “play IS the thing.”

At Cali, our dramatics specialist:

— Reveals each camper’s hidden talent;
— Provides a totally supportive atmosphere;
— Makes sure every camper feels comfortable;
—  Helps to develop acting, mime and improvisational skills
— Shares tips that calm stage fright.

 

Music

Rhythm is one of the first experiences we all have. Long before we learn to talk, we hear it in our walk. At Cali Camp we break lose with rhythms. Join us to bang the drums, play percussion, stomp, and make your own instruments.

We also feel that camp songs are a way of life. And the best part is... you can have the worst voice in the wold and sound amazing, because you are joining in with everyone else! Singing together promotes confidence, friendship and lifelong memories.

 

Dance

We launched a dance program for Cali Campers in 2012 so all ages can find their groove. Steps, styles and routines are shared here, with campers choreographing their own moves and performing them on stage at lunch. Whether competing in an intense game of freezedance or shakin' it off and learning a new routine, there is something fun for everyone at Dance.

 

Martial Arts

The true art form of Won Moo Hapkido is realized when we begin to win the battles we engage within ourselves and can take these lessons outside the dojang. This is the transformative power of the martial art we are honored to share at Cali Camp.

On a physical level, Won Moo Hapkido’s primary focus is self-defense. Yet, it teaches more than that. It challenges and perfects one’s character through rigorous physical and mental discipline.

To begin your Won Moo Hapkido journey, sign up here.

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Natural Excursions


Natural Excursions
Outdoor Skills, Horses, & Bamboo Forest

Natural Excursions


Natural Excursions
Outdoor Skills, Horses, & Bamboo Forest

Nature SKILLS

There are Cali Camp sports and then there are forays into the natural environment. A time for kids who are used to the stimuli of the city to slow down and experience the pace of the earth. At Nature Skills campers learn about organic gardening, compost, and native plants. We also teach some primitive skills honed and shared with us by our ancestors. Firemaking and tending, stone tools and cordage making to name a few.

 
 

Horses

Campers ages 8 and up will experience a guided trail ride in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountain preserve surrounding Cali Camp.  

If you want a more in-depth Equestrian experience then Cali's Wrangler Camp is a perfect for a first-time rider as it is for a more experienced equestrian. This is available for ages 6 and up. 

With our experienced trainers, horses that are bffs, two rings, English and Western and miles of mountain trails – outdoor, natural rides are what Cali is all about. This is a summer camp favorite!

 

Bamboo Forest

Sometimes the simplest summer camp activities are the most satisfying. Cali Kids have long flocked to the canyon’s bamboo forest in the heat of the day.

There they escape in its wild overgrown stalks, play hide-and-seek or experience the material’s adaptability and their own creativity making tables and chairs from it. Cali kids crave this time of unstructured play to do what they want and be spontaneous in a safe environment.

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Specialty Camps


Specialty Summer Camps
Equestrian "Wrangler" Camp,
Aerial Arts Camp, & Adventure Camp

Specialty Camps


Specialty Summer Camps
Equestrian "Wrangler" Camp,
Aerial Arts Camp, & Adventure Camp

AERIAL ARTS CAMP

Is your dream to fly? Cali Camp brings circus trapeze lessons to a sky-surrounded outdoor pavilion that’s nestled in a kid-size canyon. Here, the joyous arts of trapeze, silks and lyra as well as poi, juggling, acrobatics and hula hoop are taught by FOCUSfish. The expert team frequently partners with Los Angeles-area schools.

Campers spend their morning learning, practicing and playing aerial arts and then participate in 2 Classic Camp activities plus daily swimming!

Specialty camps run in one week sessions.
For boys or girls from ages 6 and up.

 

EQUESTRIAN "WRANGLER" CAMP

Take two rings that cater to different level riders, horses that will be your bff for life, miles of trails in the beauty of the mountains, accommodations for shade around the barn and you have a sublime equestrian session we call Equestrian "Wrangler" Camp.  Ages 6 & up!

Lessons are in English, Western, bareback and, to make sure every rider has the best possible experience, we send home a pre-summer survey to each camper prior to camp to help determine skill levels before they put a foot in a stirrup.   BTW riders must wear boots with heels and long pants.  We provide helmets, but riders may bring their own if they wish.

This is a kids camp favorite, so places in this specialty camp sell fast. Specialty camps run in one week sessions. Sign up for 1 or all 9 weekly sessions. For boys or girls from 6-14.

 

Adventure Camp

Come meet your inner Thrill Seeker! Looking for a physical and mental challenge? Spend your mornings hiking in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountain Preserve, experience Ancient Indian Caves, become an expert animal tracker, climb to new heights on our Challenge Course and fly down our awesome Zip Line. Think you can handle our 25 ft Leap Of Faith? Afternoons will consist of two of our Classic Camp activities, and of course swimming! This camp also offers weekly beach trips full of boogie boarding and adventurous games such as Spikeball, Capture the Flag and Ultimate Frisbee.

This awesome specialty camp is for boys and girls ages 9 and up.  Specialty camps run in one week sessions. This program is available weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9.