Parents are sharing their picks for the best summer sports camps near Los Angeles! Whether your kids are looking for a little friendly competition, to bring their skills to the next level, or just to try something new, you'll find a great fit on this list.

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Our main LA summer camp list has plenty more camp options for all interests.

    Matt Leinart Flag Football Academy-Camps

     (2808.7 mi)

    4 day session; 8:30-11:30am

    Gina I.:  Former Pro, Matt Leinart brings his love of football to this NFL Flag Football camp. Open to boys & girls, his league and academy camp focus on community building and having fun. With instruction by experienced, professional coaches and small camper to coach ratios, your football player will be ready to take the gridiron in no time! Campers will work on speed & agility, fundamentals, and drills followed by flag games.

    Age: 4-14

    Cost: $125

    Rockreation - Climb Camp

     (2822.3 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Age 8-13

    Gina I.:  Climbing inspires confidence, teaches dedication, and improves fitness, making Climbing Camp the perfect place for active kids! Participants will enjoy instruction and plenty of climbing time, as well as other fun activities.

    Camp Lakers

     (2827.5 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 8-17

    Gina I.:  Enjoy the ultimate Lakers experience at Camp Lakers summer basketball camp! Campers will participate in drill stations, games, league play, playoffs, skill contests, and more.

    Elvenstar Orange County Summer Pony Camp

     (2828.8 mi)

    M-F 8:30am-1pm; 1-week sessions or purchase by the day

    Erynn:  Elvenstar teaches kids to ride horses, but summertime clinics offer much more. In addition to twice daily riding lessons, kids will also do horse-themed crafts, watch a jumping demonstration by pro-level riders, decorate their ponies, and learn to care for their equine friends.

    Age: 6+

    Cost: $425/week or $100/day

    Skyhawks Kids Sports Camps

     (2841.9 mi)

    1-week half- and full-day sessions; one-day clinics; mini camps

    Erynn:  Skyhawks runs multiple sports camps at locations all over Los Angeles and Orange County (and beyond). Their offerings cover flag football (no contact but tons of skill development), baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and multi-sport bundles. Find the right program and location for your child on Skyhawks' search page.

    Ages: 4-13

    Cost: Starts at $155/week

    Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Southern California

     (2844.7 mi)

    1 week sessions; overnight or day camp

    Gina I.:  Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp is the premier camp for young players who are learning the game or want to sharpen their skills. Campers are assigned small, instructional groups where they'll hone their tennis fundamentals, as well as work on conditioning and strategy tactics.

    Age: 7-18

    Cost: starts at $510

    Got Game Summer Day Camp

     (2847.9 mi)

    1 week, full day

    Age 4-12

    At Got Game Camp, campers get to enjoy both indoor and outdoor engaging activities that include, but aren't limited to sports, arts and crafts, dance, robotics, water play, on-site surprises and more. Got Game Camp also includes weekly field trip Fridays!

    Peninsula Bay Cities - PBC Day Camp

     (2848.1 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 4-12

    Erynn:  All ages will get active at PBC Day Camp with fun activities, weekly themes, and instruction in a wide variety of sports and games.

    Iverbe Day And Sports Camp

     (2851.5 mi)

    1 week sessions: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Extended care: 8 AM - 6PM

    The different sports camps offered at Iverbe are designed to foster positive self-esteem, team-building skills, and social growth. The days are filled with various sports, camp games, and dance fun for young campers, while older campers enjoy a fuller sports-orientated day including, but not limited to street hockey, tennis, and dodge ball. All campers will get to experience indoor activities, and field trips are offered for grades 4 and up.

    Ages: 3-13
    Cost: From $300/week

    Coast Sports Summer Day Camps

     (2857.6 mi)

    1 day sessions: 9:30 AM - 3 PM

    At Coast Sports Summer day camps, campers will get an empowering experience where they have the freedom to choose what they want do. While Coast Sports offers a variety of tradtional sports and sports-themed activities, the fun continues with their unique offerings such as a human car wash, spray paint art, and even a friendly food fight!

    Ages: 4-11
    Cost: $75/day, early bird, package, and sibling discount available

    Learn to Surf LA - Surf Camps

     (2858.6 mi)

    1 day, half day/full day


    Age 5-17

    Kelly R.:  Learn to Surf LA teaches surfing to students of all ages. Kids will learn surfing skills and confidence with a focus on ocean safety, and also spend time boogie boarding, swimming, body surfing, and playing beach sports. Sign up for any number of days you like, though at least two full weeks are recommended for the best progress.

    Fitness By The Sea Day Camp

     (2860.0 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 4-14

    Kelly R.:  Held in Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica, Fitness By The Sea fills summer days with high-energy activities in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Children choose their own adventure, moving freely between over 80 staff-led activities including surfing, dance, volleyball, gymnastics, boxing, capture the flag, arts and crafts, and so much more.

    Aloha Beach Camp

     (2882.4 mi)

    1 day, full day


    Age 4-15

    Kelly R.:  Days at Aloha Beach Camp are filled with kids' choice of 200 outdoor activities that include beach play, ocean swimming, surfing lessons, talent shows, crafts, kite flying, games, beach hikes, and more. Most sessions take place at Zuma Beach, but other days rotate between a variety of other beaches and aquatic locations. Free transportation is included!

    Foxfield Riding School Summer Camp

     (2883.2 mi)

    2-week sleepaway sessions

    Erynn:  If horseback riding is your girl's sport of choice, Foxfield has you covered. Their camps invite girls to develop their riding skills, spend time with horses, and go swimming, visit the nearby beach, and compete in summer competitions. Every 2-week session culminates in a 3-day event show and a show on the final Friday which parents can attend.

    Ages: 9-16

    Cost: $300/session

    Nike Peak Performance Summer Swim Camp

     (2884.0 mi)

    1 week session; 8am-3pm; overnight option

    Gina I.:  This co-ed swim camp focuses on teaching and training techniques that focus on the individual swimmer's needs. Choose from two peak training levels: Peak 1 features a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning, while Peak 2 offers a 50/50 blend as well as in-depth mental conditioning.

    Age: 9-18 (must be 11+ to stay overnight)

    Cost: starts at $1095

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