Favorite Outdoor Summer Camps in Los Angeles for Summer 2022

Where else are kids going to learn archery, besides summer camp?  Photo courtesy of Tom Sawyer Camp
Where else are kids going to learn archery, besides summer camp? Photo courtesy of Tom Sawyer Camp

Los Angeles parents are blessed with the widest range of summer camps choices imaginable (just check our camp guide and directory!). Kids who are driven to spend their summers focusing on musical theater, art, surfing, science, horseback riding, or even making movies have all the day camp options in the world, right in our backyard. But sometimes, summer needs to just be about being a kid and having fun. Kids need to let loose and play, play, play. At these traditional outdoor summer camps from Santa Monica to Altadena, that's exactly what they can do.

For more summer camps in Los Angeles, including picks for preschool summer camps in LA and the best free and cheap day camps in town, be sure to bookmark our Los Angeles Summer Camp Guide and our Camp Directory, where you can search for camps by type, age, and town.

Craft Poppy
Poppy at the Brentwood Country Mart - 3:00 PM Pick
Free Weekly Storytime at Casa Romantica
Casa Romanitca Cultural Center and Gardens - 10:30 AM
Knott’s Peanuts Celebration
Knott's Berry Farm - various times
Lunar New Year at Disneyland
Disney California Adventure Park - various times
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