Kids’ Creative Arts
Freedom of Expression? The Creative Arts at Summer Camp

There’s free to play and there’s free to express.

Cali Camp’s summer light, soft breeze, and oaks provide an inspiring environment for kids to create in. Cali Camp means Arts & Crafts, Drama, Dance, Martial Arts, Yoga for Kids and Music.

Each art 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.

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Express Yourself at Camp


Flourish in the arts and through the arts. Like all Cali Camp programs, Arts & Crafts is designed to support Cali Campers in finding themselves and growing in confidence.

These activities supply plenty of fun and shared moments, as well as openings for campers to discover life-changing opportunities.

In addition to our traditional Arts & Crafts techniques, kids camp activities include (offered specific weeks):

  1. ceramics
  2. leatherwork
  3. macrame
  4. candle making
  5. woodworking

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Get Theatrical at Kids Camp


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:

  1.      reveals each camper’s hidden talent
  2.      provides a totally supportive atmosphere
  3.      makes sure every camper feels comfortable
  4.      develops acting, mime and improvisational skills of each camper
  5.      shares tips that calm stage fright

Performances are frequently held at lunch under the big oak tree.

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Step It Up, Summer Camp Style


We launched a dance program for Cali Campers in 2012 so all ages will find their groove. Steps, styles and routines are shared here, with campers choreographing their own moves and performing them on stage at lunch.

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Rhythm & Song


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 drum, play percussion instruments, stomp, make your own instruments, music videos and put a new spin on camp song performances.


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The Changing Power of Won Moo Hapkido


  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 year-round 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.

Cali Camp Calendar 2015 - coming soon

Check out what’s up at Cali Camp this year.


Dance in Your Day

Pop a move, learn new routines, perform with your friends on the lunch-area stage.


Ride for Miles

See the Santa Monica Mountains from horseback.


ACA Accreditation

The American Camp Association enriches the lives of children and adults through the kids camp experience.


WAIC Membership

The Western Association of Independent Camps promotes excellence in independent kids camps by advancing professional standards.