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Choosing The Best Summer Camp in Los Angeles

Unlike picking up the phone and hiring an accountant or reading reviews online then deciding to go with a dentist, sending your child (or children) to summer camp is a much more serious decision that demands research and vetting.

 

There are a variety of benefits to sending your child to summer camp ranging from improving their social skills and meeting new friends to experiencing nature and exploring activities like boating or fishing. And as a parent, you are tasked with making the best decision for your child so they can learn and grow.

 

When researching Los Angeles summer camps, it’s important to perform your due diligence to get a good feel for where your kid will be and who will be tasked with guiding their adventures. At Camp Keystone, we have been hosting open houses for the last 20 years so parents stop by, see the camp, and meet the staff – a step we feel is critical to choosing a summer camp.

 

Given our experience and the memories we have provided to campers for the past two decades, we’ve come up with a list of things parents should look for when choosing a Los Angeles summer camp. Please find the list below:

·      Attentive, caring staff with a passion for what they do

·      A variety of activities to keep campers engaged

·      Unique experiences children can have only at summer camp

·      Clean and adequate restroom facilities and ample drinking fountains

·      Natural shade or shade structures for outdoor play areas

·      Visible and easily accessible first aid station with trained personnel

·      An enclosed and modern aquatics area, changing facilities, and restrooms

·      A general hub/commons area (or lunch area) that is comfortable and accommodating

·      Accessible entrance and exit routes, and an established policy for emergency or evacuation

·      A Camp Office that is staffed throughout the day to accommodate parents’ needs

 

The fact is, making the decision to trust other people with your children is tough, and the more you learn about a summer camp the better. If you’re on the hunt for the best Los Angeles summer camp, we encourage you to give us a call and stop by our beautiful slice of heaven situated on over 30 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. 

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2017 Open House Dates

Mark Your Calendar

All open houses are 11:30am to 3:00pm

Sundays, March 5, 12, 26
Sunday, April 2
Saturday, April 29

Camp Hours:

Summer, 2017: June 14 - August 25

9:30-3:30, M-F. Drop off no earlier than 9:15. Pick-up at 3:30.

Extended day care available starting at 7:30am and ending at 5:30pm.

 

  • "Our daughter LOVES Keystone - the best day camp experience ever!"

    Diane, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "I wanted to say how much Austin LOVES camp!!! He couldn't get out of the car fast enough on Monday. He is only 6 but told me last night" he is going to go to Camp Keystone forever, but not ride the horses cuz they are too bumpy and dirty" As a mommy, thank you to everyone for their incredible energy, happiness and warmth for my son (and all campers)!!!"

    Allison, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "We love, love, love Camp Keystone! You are always thinking of great ways to add more fantastic things to do for our camper kids. Thank you."

    Shari, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "Thanks to the amazing staff Tanner had a fantastic summer! Thank you so much."

    Jonathan, Camp Keystone Dad
  • "Ellie & Layla LOVE Camp Keystone!! Thanks for sending them home with stories of awesome adventures and everlasting memories."

    Mindy, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "The best summer experience a child can have!!! Thanks Camp Keystone and its amazing staff!!! "

    Kelly, Camp Keystone Mom