Sports camps come in all shapes, styles and sizes depending on the age and skill level of your young athlete. There are day camps, weeklong camps, sport-specialized camps and those that aim to simply give youngsters some exposure to a variety of sports in a safe environment.
Here’s a look at eight different youth summer sports camps throughout Los Angeles:
Prime Time Sports Camp – This comprehensive camp specializes in more than 10 different sports, offering two summer sessions for kids 4-14, as well as sport-specific summer camps in hoops, lacrosse, and soccer. P.O. Box 241496, Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310-838-7872; email@example.com; www.primetimesportscamp.com.
Sports Plus Day Camp – Specializing in summer day camps for kids aged 5-14 in four different locations, Sports Plus Day Camp offers instruction and fundamental skills, as well as sport-specific camps. 13437 Ventura Blvd., Suite 226, Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423; 818-905-6125; www.sportsplusdaycamp.com.
Monarchs Gymnastics – With the choice of half or full days, kids can learn actual gymnastics moves in a safe environment, including the trampoline, tumbling skills, vaulting and pit skills. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.monarchsgymp.com.
Soccer Shots – This national program is focused on high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to soccer for kids (ages 2-8). Programs include after school sessions, park programs and private lessons. 8405 Pershing Drive, Suite 206, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293; (310) 857-6560; email@example.com; www.soccershots.org.
UCLA Bruin Sports Camps – UCLA Athletics offers day camps and overnight camps in 18 different sports, giving kids access to collegiate head coaches plus current and former athletes on the UCLA campus. JD Morgan Center, 325 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095; (310) 206-3550; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.uclabruins.com.
Iverbe Day and Sports Camp – This day camp for younger kids (preschool through 8th grade) is focused on providing a positive summer experience in a variety of different sports in a safe environment, plus sport-specific camps in football, baseball, soccer and dance. 9854 National Blvd., Box 287, Los Angeles, CA 90034; (310)779-1952; Marc@iverbe.com; www.iverbe.com.
Dodgers Youth Baseball Camp – The Dodgers Foundation offers a four-day camp for kids ages 7-12 of all abilities, featuring daily instruction by members of the Dodgers coaching staff and alumni players at Dodger Stadium. 323-224-1413; email@example.com; www.losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com.
Kings Camp – This six-day summer camp for kids 5-15 includes both ice time and dryland instruction from members of the Kings coaching staff and NHL alumni. 555 N. Nash St., El Segundo, CA 90245; 310-535-4472; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.kings.nhl.com.
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