Parents’ Guide: Summer Fun for Kids

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Monarchs is a full-service children’s gym center that inspires dynamic kids to grow their minds and bodies. Offering curriculum-based physical instruction classes for ages 15 months to adult, programs are designed to cultivate an active lifestyle through Kinder Gym, girls’ and boys’ gymnastics, competitive gymnastics, trampoline, tumbling, cheer, ninja, flips, and parkour classes. Monarchs also provides noncurriculum-based programs geared towards fostering learning through fun, holiday camps, summer and winter camps, kinder drop-off programs, open plays, themed Parents Night Out (on select Friday and Saturday evenings), private and semi-private birthday parties, gymnastics, and parkour.

Look for Monarchs Mobile Gym zipping around town to provide classes and instruction at private residences, preschools, daycare and after-school activities, weekend private parties, and partner community locations.

5331 Derry Ave., #C-H
Agoura Hills

3599 Old Conejo Rd.
Newbury Park

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Ready, set, register for a remarkable summer amid the Santa Monica Mountains. Viewpoint is ready to spring
into summer with extensive program options that range from adventures and arts to academics and athletics.

Open to all Viewpoint and non- Viewpoint Kindergarten through 12th grade students, their summer 2024 offerings include day and specialty camps, enrichment classes, technology, performing arts, for-credit high school classes, sports, plus counselor-in-training and service-learning programs. There’s truly something for everyone.

The team at Viewpoint is committed to providing campers and students with an unforgettable summertime experience filled with friendship and fun in the sun. Registration fills up fast so visit now for more details.

23620 Mulholland Hwy.

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Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center (DDPAC) is more than just a dance studio—it’s a lively home-away-from-home where the passion for dance thrives in a nurturing and vibrant atmosphere.

Their mission is to inspire and empower the community through the art of dance, fostering self-esteem and unleashing creativity that extends beyond the dance floor. DDPAC provides a diverse range of classes for all skill levels and ages, spanning aerial silk and acro to ballet, tap, contemporary, musical theatre, jazz, pointe, hip hop, and Bollywood.

Discover dance at DDPAC through summer programs, including a dance camp with flexible scheduling for ages 5–18, afternoon and weekend classes, and an exclusive Master Class series. At DDPAC, dance is a lifestyle offering valuable lessons for an ever-evolving, culturally rich society.

23241 Ventura Blvd., #111
Woodland Hills

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Summer at Oaks Christian School
(OC) is an exciting time of exploring and trying new things. The full slate of offerings has everything from traditional academics to fun enrichment camps and the always-popular Oaks Sports camps, which fill up fast! Enrichment classes typically offered include speech and debate, math, and English. Camp offerings include engineering design, mock trial, and global leadership, as well as musical theatre and fine arts. Also offered are over 50 courses in traditional
academic subjects, as well as unique classes in fashion and design, creative writing, and American Sign Language. The OC Learning Center offers review
and test preparation options to help students stay sharp over the summer or receive support for a summer school class. Private tutoring for both middle
and rising high school students who want to get ahead before school starts in the fall is also offered. Registration for summer school opens March 4 and sports
camps on March 9 at Check the portal for the exact list of classes offered this summer, fees, and important details.

31749 La Tienda Rd.
Westlake Village

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This summer, the Westlake Yacht Club will, once again, conduct its Summer Junior Sailing Academy for students ages 9 to 18, headed by Rear Commodore Michael Koslow. Recognized in 2018
as the Best Junior Sailing Program on the West Coast by the Pacific Coast Yachting Association, this program is great for kids to learn to begin sailing or sharpen their skills for racing if they have prior experience.

There are eight weekly sessions starting the week of June 10 to August 12, Monday through Friday, with a break over the July 4th holiday. Students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions beginning April 1. Lessons include classroom instruction and supervised, hands-on lake sailing to learn boat rigging, docking, racing, and emergency preparedness while sailing on 15 single-handed RS-Tera, Lasers, and C14 double-handed racing dinghies. Students must have basic swimming skills, wear a life jacket, and weigh at least 60 pounds. Contact Rear Commodore Michael S. Koslow or Sailing Administrator Julie Trussell.

32119 Lindero Canyon Rd.
Westlake Village

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Discover a new approach to water
safety and swimming with ISR swim lessons. Designed for infants, toddlers, and big kids up to 12, these private swim lessons focus on essential survival skills
like floating, rolling, and finding the edge of the pool for safety.

Ensuring that your little ones are safe and confident in the water builds the foundation for a lifetime of fun in the swimming pool.

Wendy Kegley is Ventura County’s only certified ISR instructor. With a background in early childhood education and extensive training in ISR methodology, Wendy is passionate about empowering children with the skills they need to stay safe in and around water.

Wendy specializes in teaching children of all abilities, skill levels, and medical conditions. Join one of her six-week sessions and give your child the gift of water confidence today.


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The Boulevard School has been recognized as one of the premier preschool education centers in the San Fernando Valley since 1974. Their summer camp is a 7.5-week program open to children aged 18 months through entry to 1st grade. While The Boulevard School operates year-round, their summer camp is open to non-Boulevard students. The camp is staffed by the same certified early education teachers that teach during the school year. The camp offers great summer fun for kids, with a variety of waterplay activities, including individual swim lessons and group swim in the large, heated pool. Other fun activities include singing, music, drama, dance, arts and crafts, STEM, gymnastics, soccer, and karate enrichment classes that keep kids engaged.

Enroll for half or full days with two, three, or five-day schedules. Tuition can be prorated for vacations with advanced notice.

23022 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills
License #195700031

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Dance this summer at CDT.

Camps, workshops, and intensives will be in full bloom this summer at California Dance Theatre (CDT) in Westlake Village with an array of dance opportunities for pre-school through pre-professional
dance students.

Rockstars/Popstars is a high energy co-ed dance camp for children, while Budding Ballerinas explores the beauty of classical ballet. CDT’s popular Dance & Fly workshop returns, offering the
excitement of aerial instruction coupled with contemporary dance and acro classes. Also, a shout out to all boys for breaking vs. ballet classes.

For intermediate to advanced ballet students, CDT hosts a three-week ballet theatre workshop bringing “The Wizard of Oz” to life, concluding with a performance at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. Visit their website to register now. Programs fill up quickly.

2282 Townsgate Rd., #4,5,6
Westlake Village

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Campers between kindergarten and 8th grade enjoy a wide range of summer activities designed to keep them engaged and excited. Themed weeks include science, art, sports, games, water play, technology, and much more!

This summer, kids can spend their days making new friends, learning new skills, and participating in their favorite activities.

BGC knows that kids’ interests are just as diverse as their personalities, and they work hard every year to offer camp experiences that everyone can enjoy. Kids can spend the summer making the best memories in a positive environment while developing healthy habits and strong character.

Camp dates are June 17 to August 9 at three locations—in Calabasas,
Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park.

1 Dole Dr., #3331
Westlake Village

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Embark on a thrilling summer camp adventure at The Art Camp, where creativity, exploration, and personal expression come alive. The Art Camp is celebrating its 17th summer camp at Ilan Ramon Day School, where campers love their imaginative activities, such
as cooking, sculpting, magic, science, and art.

The Art Camp offers theme days to keep campers engaged throughout the summer with themes such as playful pranks, water games, camp songs, and a ton of fun surprises. The camp location in Agoura Hills offers a blend of enchanting outdoor space and contemporary indoor facilities.

The campers must at least be in kindergarten. The CITS program is for kids in 7th through 10th grade. The Art Camp also offers programs during the school’s Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks from 9:00 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., with extended care up until 5:00 p.m. Reserve your spot today!

27400 Canwood St.
Agoura Hills
IG: @agouraartcamps

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This summer, kids can spend summer break discovering something exciting and new because the City of Calabasas’ community services department offers a variety of special interest summer camps for youth ages 5 to 12.

Kids can check out the Rocket Science Camp and launch everything from film canister rockets to water bottle blasters. They can unlock magicians’ secrets while learning to perform a variety of tricks at the Magic Academy Camp and discover how to sketch and draw popular animation characters or create their own at Anime, Cartooning, and Comic Book Creation Camp. They can also explore any number of interests with additional camps, including sports, acting, cooking, and more. Locations vary throughout the City of Calabasas parks and facilities. For a complete list of camps, pricing, locations, and information, visit their website and peruse the Premier Recreation Brochure. They also offer various summer programs for adults and seniors.

27040 Malibu Hills Rd.

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Cantor’s Driving School has trained more than 50,000 students since its founding in 1976.

A family-owned business, they understand that becoming a new driver comes with great responsibility, where students are not just responsible for themselves but their vehicle, passengers, and the other cars and drivers on the road.

They offer practical driving experiences behind the wheel of their 5-star safety-rated, dual-control cars so that student drivers gain the knowledge and know-how to deal with everyday driving situations—giving them the foundation to become safe drivers for life.

The instructors at Cantor’s Driving School are committed to teaching students how to be the safest drivers possible. Cantor’s Driving School is a member of the Driving School Association of America (DSAA) and is certified by the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles.

Serving West L.A.
& SW Ventura County



Pinstripes is the premiere destination for unforgettable kid and teen birthday parties, offering a unique blend of entertainment that combines the fun and excitement of bowling with an exceptional dining experience.

With a focus on creating moments that matter, Pinstripes caters to every aspect of each celebration, ensuring a personalized and engaging event. From the excitement of hitting strikes on the state-of-the-art bowling lanes to savoring delicious Italian-American cuisine, every party is designed to delight. Their dedicated team goes above and beyond, offering customized decorations, activities, and menu options to make each birthday truly special.

At Pinstripes, they are committed to providing an experience like no other, where every guest feels celebrated, making it the go-to venue for a birthday bash or Mitzvah that’s both extraordinary and memorable.

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., #1250
Canoga Park

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Team G Tennis is a youth tennis
program training athletes in the San Fernando Valley. Their passion is to create opportunities for young athletes to succeed at their sport at the highest possible level.

Founded by coach Gerald Mathews, Team G was created to support young athletes who desire to make their high school teams and compete at the collegiate level or higher.

Team G has an amazing track record of helping players get into the top colleges in the country and has placed players on both ATP and WTA professional tours.

They have recently expanded and added programs and services to accommodate new students and adults at all levels for tennis, pickleball, and fitness.

At Team G, they create elite athletes while enjoying competition. Check out the full schedule on their website.

IG: @teamGtennis

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With two whimsical, entertaining 18-hole courses to choose from, Golf N’ Stuff in Ventura offers the area’s premier miniature golf experience. Golfers play in the ocean breeze amidst magical scenery and world-class obstacles on themed courses, like the Mystic Castle, Gold Mine, Western Scene, Shipwreck at the Tiki God, and the King’s Krypt.

Kids and parents alike can also take the driver’s seat on the Lit’l Indy Raceway to race around twists and turns and maneuver bumper boats through a treacherous lagoon of excitement. Ram-Rods Bumper Cars provides a classic, electrifying bumper-car experience as guests dodge friends and oncoming traffic in the arena.

The game room boasts nearly 100 interactive and challenging arcade games for all skill levels and a prize redemption center to redeem ticket rewards. Golf N’ Stuff is also available for birthday parties or special events by reservation.

5555 Walker St.