VACATION CAMPS

 

 *SCHOOL MIGHT BE CLOSED BUT NATURE IS ALWAYS OPEN!

We offer camp sessions throughout the school year as well as the SUMMER, SPRING & WINTER BREAK! If your school is closed for any reason we can help you organize a day camp.

OUR CAMPS:

1. School Break Camps: Full days 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday for kindergarten and up.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Sept. 26th

Oct. 5th

November 11th

November 21, 22, 23 & 25

To reserve a spot, please email lanaturekids.office@gmail.com

Include:

  • Name of child
  • Date of Birth
  • Dates you want
  • Grade your child is going into in the fall
  • Which school your child attends
  • Name of friends who will be in our summer camp
  • Phone number
  • One email for billing

Rates:

Daily rate $120

Cancellation policy:

2 weeks notice – Full refund less 10% for administrative fees

1 week notice – 1/2 refund

under 1 week – Sorry, no refunds

No Credits 

$580 per week for day camps during main school holidays such as summer, winter, spring break. During these holidays we offer only reservations for an entire week at a time (Monday through Friday).

Location and hours:
Drop off and pick up:
Clover park  2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
– Drop off from 9.30 am to 10 am
– Pick up at 4.30 pm 

What to Bring:

  • Pack your child’s belongings into a backpack (no totes or baskets)
  • Hearty lunch, snack and water
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing (check the weather)
  • Beach clothing should be worn under your child’s clothes for summer camps
  • Appropriate footwear that fit snug (no sandals)
  • Towel

To comply with CDC/city/state COVID regulations: 
If your child has a temperature or shows any signs of flu or fatigue, you will keep them home.
Children, teachers are required to wear masks in the van. Once we are out in nature, no masks are required.
You will have to provide your child with their own snacks, lunch, and water. Teachers will carry water to fill the children’s water bottles. There will be no sharing of food.

What does a camp day look like:

The children are dropped off from 9.30 to 10 am.

At 10 we have a circle to welcome new campers and tell them what the day will look like. 

We discuss our interests and location options for the day. After circle those how need to, go to the bathroom.

Then it’s time to get seated and buckled in the vans!

Our route usually takes us along PCH. Either to a beach in Malibu or into the Santa Monica  canyons and mountains. It takes us about 30 to 40 minutes to get to our destination. 

Each beach we go to has different interests. For example, the ancient volcano “Point Dume” with its raged cliffs, Sea Lion colony, whales and marine birds…

Some of us will explore, some will mine for minerals, some will make art and jewelry, always integrating what we find find in nature (sand, shells, feathers, minerals, rocks…). Some of us will play in the waves and some jus at the waters edge always under the vigilant eye of an adult.

The mountains have forest to shade us, creeks to explore, water holes to swim in, sand stone caves…There we might find clay under the roots of an old Oak tree  by river bank.  We will then practice our primitive skills by  harvesting the clay, finding a grinding hole in which we will pound the clay into powder with a rock. Then add water from the creek  and make a bowl, a sculpture or use it as sunscreen…

We will explore, track, make tools, spears and bows…

Some might want to do art, with colored rocks or water colors. Make a piece of Nature jewelry, with an interesting piece of wood, rock, flower…

We also might just want to chill in the hammock in the shade of the tees…

In the canyons, we also forage and learn what is eatable, what is medicine, what is poison…

These are some of our activities…Having a ratio of 6 kids maximum to one adult, allows us to create small groups of different interests and skills.

Lunch is usually had around 12 noon and snack around 2.30.

Children have access to their food and clothes all day…

Phone & Email

(213) 273-3176

lanaturekids.office@gmail.com

Rates:

$120 per day

Location and hours:
Drop off and pick up:
Clover park  2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
– Drop off from 9.30 am to 10 am
– Pick up at 4.30 pm