Kids play and learn together all summer. Photo courtesy of Ecole Claire Fontaine
Kids play and learn together all summer. Photo courtesy of Ecole Claire Fontaine

Popular Preschool Summer Camps in LA for Your First Time Camper

Finding an engaging and enriching summer camp that's right for your kid always takes a bit of work. Finding one that's a good fit for your first-time, preschool-age camper can be downright nerve-racking. You want their initial camp experience to be fun, safe, and memorable, but not over-stimulating or overwhelming.

So we searched the city for kid-tested, parent-approved picks for your LA preschooler—ones that will make them eager for camp time to arrive each year. Because the awesome thing is, most of these preschool summer camps grow with your child, accepting kids in elementary school and beyond (which also means your older campers can go to the same camp). For your older campers, check out our Summer Camp Guide, or these free and affordable summer camps and activities for kids of all ages.

Editor's note: Summer camp information for the 2021 season is changing daily. All of the camps listed plan to offer in-person camps this summer, but please click the links to the individual camps below to see specific details about their programs this year. Some photos in this post were taken before the pandemic.

Places featured in this article:


Tumbleweed Day Camp
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YADA - Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts

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Got Game Virtual Camp
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Stratford School - Los Angeles
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Stratford School - Altadena
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Stratford School - Mission Viejo
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Stratford School - West Los Angeles
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Moompetam: Celebrating Coastal Native Americans
Aquarium of the Pacific - 9:00 AM Pick
Autumn Moon Festival at the Bowers Museum
Bowers Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
47th Annual Festival of the Kite
Redondo Pier - 12:00 PM Pick
Americana in the Park Concert Series
Gandara Park - 3:00 PM Pick
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Disney California Adventure Park - 6:00 PM Pick
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