Spring Break Camps: 14 Kinds of Vacation Fun for LA Kids

Camps & Activities for Los Angeles Children on Spring Vacation
Photo courtesy of Prime Time Sports Camp

Spring Break around Los Angeles is a moving feast; some districts have one week, and some have two. Some take vacation in March, and some in April. Add to the mix the complications of Easter, Passover, and parent work schedules, and Spring Break camp can be a tough knot to untie. Whether your family needs two weeks full time or a day here and there, we've chosen a few of our favorites that run the gamut. From the Valley to the sea, surfing to soccer, we think you'll find something worthy of a few days away from school among the camps below.

And if you're so on the ball that spring is already covered and you've moved on to summer, check out some of our favorite art, cooking, horse, and classic outdoorsy camps in our Summer and Vacation Camp Guide!

This post is currently getting its 2019 update.

Photo courtesy of Arts and Learning Conservatory

Arts and Learning Conservatory
151 Kalmus Drive, Suite G3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.728.7100
Two sessions: March 26-29 and April 2-5, 2018
8:45-1:30p.m.
Ages 6-13
Campers act out favorite musical themes and learn about storytelling, movement, and theatrical narrative. The interactive experience ends with a theatrical presentation at on the last day of camp.

Blue Starz
14330 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
310.880.4553
March 26-30, 2018 (five-day camp)
9:30am-12:30pm or 9:30am-2:30pm
Ages 3-8 
This spring break, kiddos can perform at a camp revolving around movie themes, as they learn ballet, tap, hip-hop/jazz, acting, singing/musical theater, and crafts.

Broadway Gymnastic School
5433 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310.302.0035
March 26-April 7, 2018
9am-12:30pm and 9am-3pm (before and after care available)
Ages 3.5-12
Broadway Gymnastics has been around a while, and its camps get great parent reviews on both fun factor and value for money. New students are invited to attend one free class before camp to help things feel familiar on the first day of camp. Also, be sure to ask about the Bring a Friend Day; one day of spring break camp is often designated as a day to bring a friend for free!

Camp Santa Monica
John Adams Middle School
2425 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.458.8540
March 26-April 6, 2018
8:30am-5pm (extended care available 7am-6pm)
Ages 8-14
Camp Santa Monica offers an affordable option for parents who work long hours (with financial aid available as well). Kids sign up for one of four themes: either science, arts, fitness, or water activities (water adventure camp is held at Lincoln Middle School). Discounts are available for Santa Monica residents.

Photo courtesy of Dream Elite Gymnastics Academy

Dream Elite Gymnastics Camp
21150 Califa Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
March 26-30, April 2, 2018
9am-12pm or 9am-3pm (extended care 3pm-5pm)
Ages 5 and up
Kids get a chance to practice gymnastics, do arts and crafts, and stretch out at in this half or full day program. It's not all hard work -- fun and games are on the schedule.

Got Game Sports
Hancock Park Elementary
408 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
March 26-30, 2018
9am-3:30pm (extended care available)
Most days Got Game campers are at Hancock Elementary, playing a variety of sports (they get to select their favorites) out on the field. Thursday, however, is field trip day (destination TBA). Families can either book three days of camp (without the field trip) or four.

Gray Studios Make-A-Movie Camps
March 19-23, March 26-30, and April 2-6, 2018
Camp schedule is Mon. 10am-3pm, Tues-Wed 10am-4pm, and Thurs-Fri 10am-6pm
Ages 5-16
818.582.3943
5250 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
or
621 Beach Blvd., Courtyard Marriott Buena Park
Buena Park, CA 90620
Have a budding Scorsese at home? Send him or her to this camp to craft a short film from concept to final cut. Each student gets a copy of the finished film and will receive a credit on IMDB. Kids will work with real industry pros, and will even get a chance to get in front of the camera (a sprinkling of improv instruction is part of the fun).

Kids on Stage
1227 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
March 26-30, April 2-6 and April 9-13, 2018
9am-2pm
Ages 4-14
Little dramatists can spend a week or more over spring break creating a work of performance art in the company of Kids on Stage. Campers are divided by age and produce a show each week. One camp session is five days, and discounts are available for multiple sessions.


Making friends at Kidpace camp

Kidspace
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
626.449.9144
March 19-23 and March 26-30, 2018
9am-3pm (aftercare available 3pm-6pm)
Ages 5-9
Pasadena's popular children's museum knows how to entertain kids for a day (or a half-day, if that's your preference). Most of the time is spent outdoors, in springtime nature exploration. Camp is booked by the week, in full day sessions.

MyGym Northridge
9420 Reseda Boulevard, Suite 12
Northridge, CA 91324
818.998.7496
9am-noon
Ages 3-9
Games, relay races, gymnastics, and arts and crafts are all on the schedule. All children must be fully potty trained, and kids are divided into two age groups: 3 to 5 1/2, and 5 1/2 to 9.

Prime Time Sports Camp
March 26-30, 2018
9am-3:30pm (extended care available)
Ages 4-14
310.288.4132
at
Emerson Middle School (West LA)
1650 Shelby Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
or
Ivanhoe Elementary School (Silver Lake)
2828 Herkimer St., Los Angeles, CA 90039
or
Taft Charter High School (Woodland Hills)
5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Prime Time is a great day camp for sports fanatics, offering a spring break camp that covers a variety of different sports run by a team of coaches, educators, and sports pros. Focus is on building self-esteem and confidence while training kids in more than 10 team sports. Art options are also available.

Photo courtesy of Studio LOL

Studio LOL
12434 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91604
818.660.3460
March 26-30, 2018
9am-2pm
Ages 8-12
Spring break ought to be a laugh, right? The week-long camp at Studio LOL offers kids a chance to focus on building confidence, communication, and performance skills through improv, sketch comedy, and working to find the "funny" in their daily lives. The camp culminates in a performance for parents on Friday.

Zoo Camp
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323)644.4200
March 26-30, 2018
9am-3pm (extended care 8am-9am and 3pm-5pm)
Ages 4-4th Grade
Who doesn't love the zoo? Kids get to make new animal friends, explore the zoo with specially-trained adult staff, and do animal-themed arts and crafts. Camp can be booked by the day. 

Originally published March 6, 2013

 

location: 
Broadway Gymnastic School
5433 Beethoven St.
90066 Los Angeles , CA
Phone: 310.302.0035
33° 58' 36.0624" N, 118° 25' 19.5888" W
California
Prime Time Sports Camp/Emerson Middle School
1650 Shelby Ave.
90024 Los Angeles , CA
Phone: 310.288.4132
34° 3' 14.508" N, 118° 26' 8.484" W
California
Camp Santa Monica/John Adams Middle School
2425 16th St.
90403 Santa Monica , CA
Phone: 310.458.8540
34° 0' 47.8656" N, 118° 28' 10.416" W
California
Studio LOL
12434 Moorpark St.
91604 Studio City , CA 34° 9' 0.6012" N, 118° 24' 15.6636" W
California
Prime Time Sports Camp/Taft Charter High School
5461 Winnetka Ave.
91364 Woodland Hills , CA 34° 10' 10.7652" N, 118° 34' 16.7088" W
California
Kids on Stage/ St. Augustine's Pierson Hall Stage
1227 4th St.
90401 Santa Monica , CA 34° 1' 8.0364" N, 118° 29' 50.6364" W
California
Blue Starz
14330 Ventura Blvd.
91423 Sherman Oaks , CA 34° 8' 49.9416" N, 118° 25' 30.3564" W
California
Kidspace
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
91103 Pasadena , CA 34° 9' 19.8144" N, 118° 9' 50.6304" W
California
Got Game Sports/Hancock Park Elementary
408 S. Fairfax Ave.
90036 Los Angeles , CA 34° 4' 10.2072" N, 118° 21' 36.7776" W
California
Prime Time Sports/Ivanhoe Elementary School (Silver Lake)
2828 Herkimer St.
90039 Los Angeles , CA 34° 6' 31.0788" N, 118° 16' 0.6132" W
California
Venice del Play Beach Camp
2400 Barnard Way
90401 Santa Monica , CA 33° 59' 57.5376" N, 118° 29' 3.4512" W
California
Dream Elite Gymnastics
21150 Califa Street
91367 Woodland Hills , CA 34° 10' 35.9004" N, 118° 35' 32.7876" W
California
MyGym Northridge
9420 Reseda Blvd Suite 12
91324 Northridge , CA 34° 14' 30.3504" N, 118° 32' 7.6164" W
California
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive
90027 Los Angeles , CA 34° 8' 56.544" N, 118° 17' 2.5764" W
California
Gray Studios
5250 Vineland Ave.
91601 North Hollywood , CA 34° 9' 58.5792" N, 118° 22' 12.1764" W
California
Gray Studios
7621 Beach Blvd.
90620 Buena Park , CA 33° 51' 9.3672" N, 117° 59' 56.9976" W
California