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Summer Camps in San Luis Obispo County - List of 28 Options

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Thursday, May 13, 2021 Under: For Kids
Here's a list of summer camp options for kids that are usually available in the summer throughout San Luis Obispo (SLO) County below. Most places don't post information until a couple of months before summer break begins.

2023 Summer Camps for Kids in San Luis Obispo County Availability
  1. Summer School Camp from City of San Luis Obispo Youth Services They call it KidVENTURE! They have weekly themes for ages 5 - 12 years old, separated by 3 groups. They usually don't post information until a couple of months before summer break. Full Day Camp is Monday - Friday between times: 7:30AM - 5:30PM

  2. Summer Blast Program by Lucia Mar Unified School District for TK - high school kids under the Lucia Mar Unified School District. Student would attend from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm if they are just attending the morning session, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm if they are only attending the afternoon session, and 8:30 am to 4:00 pm if they are attending the entire day. Students are granted one excused absence and must be present on the first day of Summer Blast. More details and registration info from Lucia Mar Unified School District.

  3. Avila Bay Athletic Club & Spa in Avila Beach is having a weekly Summer Camp from 9AM - 3PM, Mon -Fri,  for members and non-members (rates are different). Each week includes tennis instruction, water activites, art projects, instructional gardening, soccer, kids fitness, kempo, obstacle courses, science experiments, and much more! This year each Friday will have a fun, special theme! Kids must complete a swim test.

  4. Nexus SLO Dance Summer Camp for Ages 7 - 17 years old located inside SLO Public Market. Each week is a different dance style between 9AM - 3PM Mon - Fri. 

  5. Monarch Hills in San Luis Obispo is offering two weeks of summer camp between July 17 - August 4, 2023 for kids who are between kindergarten and 6th grade. Kids area learning the Waldorf way, which is a farm based education program. The capacity is 15 children for each week. 

  6. Boys and Girls Club South County SLO They have summer camps for elementary aged kids with pods by age groups for a really affordable rate at $125 a week. This is in South County area of San Luis Obispo. Full Day Camp is Monday - Friday between times: 7AM - 6PM. 

  7. Pacific Flips Gymnastics Summer Camps in (Grover Beach) are for for kids ages 4 - 14 years old. You can choose between half day or full day. Half Day is 9AM - Noon and Full Day is 9AM - 3PM. You can pay by the week or by the day, with discounts if you book more days out of the week. They would occasionally host a Pajamanastics which is fun play for kids in the evening in their pajamas.

    Many parents have enrolled their kids at a Pajamanastics event at Pacific Flips so the kids can have fun while the parents go on date night or run errands.

  8. Summer Camps at Playtime Discoveries in Atascadero Summer Camp here has different weekly activities and varies by age groups. 

  9. Children in Motion Summer Program by City of Arroyo Grande has Summer Camp with weekly plans. Full Day Camp is Monday - Friday between times: 7AM - 6PM.

  10. Youth Evolution Basketball Summer Camp has four different locations to pick from: Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. They are from Monday - Friday for 3 hours a day by age group.

  11. Summer Camp at Centennial Park in Paso Robles by YMCA is for kids in grades K - 6th. It is a weekly cost. Full Day Camp is Monday - Friday between the times: 7:30AM - 5:30PM.

  12. Summer Camp at Los Ranchos Elementary by YMCA (San Luis Obispo) are for kids in grades K - 6th grade. It is a weekly cost. Full Day Camp is Monday - Friday between 7:30AM - 5:30PM.

  13. Summer Camp at Harloe Elementary by YMCA is for kids grades K - 6th grade. It's a weekly cost. Full Day Camp is Monday - Friday between 7:30AM - 5:30PM.

  14. Central Coast Gymnastics Summer Camp in San Luis Obispo are for kids ages 4 - 13.5 years old with weekly themes. Half Days are from 9AM - Noon and Full Days are from 9AM - 3PM (depending on how many days a week the child is attending, rates for the week varies).

    My kids have attended their camps before and I'm always impressed by how organized they are.

  15. Performance Athletics Gymnastics in San Luis Obispo has Summer Camp with a different theme every week. You can pick from 8:30AM - 5:30PM Mon - Fri or 9:30AM - 2:30PM Mon - Fri.

  16. Legacy Training Center in San Luis Obispo has Summer Camp for half days or full days and you pay by the week or by the day. They offer a sibling discount. This camp is for ages 4 years old and up. Half day hours are from 9AM - noon or 12:30PM - 3PM. Full day hours are 9AM - 3PM. 

  17. Camp Natoma is a screen-free program under the stars and making new friends from June - August. This is a true camp where they sleep in sleeping bags. Location is West of Paso Robles.

  18. Keshet Lavoux Childrens Art Studio is offering 5 weeks of Summer Camp with weekly themes in South Atascadero. Camp is for ages 6 - 12 years old.

  19. Central Coast Aquarium offers Summer Camp from June - August for half day (9AM - noon) and full day (9AM - 3PM). Sessions are broken down by age/grade groups. They are located in Avila Beach.

    See more pictures that I've taken during a past visit at Central Coast Aquarium.

  20. SLO Classical Academy is located in San Luis Obispo, California for preschoolers through 8th grade kids. There are 3 different sessions. Preschoolers and kindergartener are put in a group together while the older kids get grouped together.

  21. Summer Camp at Dana Elementary School in Nipomo by Nipomo Rec Office. Summer Camp is for 1st - 6th graders from 7AM - 6PM Mon-Fri and includes: games, arts & crafts, movie & popcorn, STEAM activities and Friday field trips. Free meals (breakfast and lunch) provided by LMUSD. Rates are affordable for half day and full day. Register at the Nipomo Rec Office or call 805-929-5437.

  22. Cuesta College For Kids & JR Camps are two summer programs that are run by Cuesta College. The College for Kids Program is for ages 10 - 15 years old and the Cuesta College JR Camp is for ages 5 - 9 years old. Their programs are from Monday - Thursday. You can register online or call their office at 805-546-3132. 

  23. Morro Bay Little Guards is a daily 3 hour program during the summer (Mon - Fri) for ages 6 - 9 years old in Morro Bay. You can choose from the morning session or afternoon session. Morro Bay is a beautiful and iconic location in San Luis Obispo County. See pictures that I've taken in Morro Bay.

  24. Summer Camp at Camp Ocean Pines (cabin stay for 6 days or 13 days) in Cambria. Activities include target sports, arts & crafts, performance, science & nature, social, food and other outdoor activities. 

  25. Creative Kids Performing Arts Musical Theater Camp at Pismo Beach Vets Hall from 9AM - 1PM for kids ages between 8 years old - 14 years old. There are 4 summer sessions.

  26. Ocean Adventure Summer Camp for Pismo Beach kids from 9:30AM - 12:30PM Tues - Thurs for 5 different sessions. Participants will learn how to use a stand-up paddle board, kayak, and boogie board while exploring hidden beaches, rocky shores, and ocean caves. All equipment provided. Bring wetsuit (can be rented), lunch and water-friendly clothing.

  27. Sea Exploration Camp at Shell Beach Veterans Hall between 9AM - 3PM for 2 different sessions for ages 7 years old - 12 years old. This is an outdoor camp where they will be exploring the beach and park. Bring backpack with lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, sun hat, and change of clothes. Wear sturdy shoes for reef exploration (flip flops are not encouraged.)

  28. Camp Expedition 2023 by Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center is an annual family style camp so that parents and caregivers can accompany their student(s). There are over a dozen sessions to pick from. This is at Camp Arroyo Grande.
(Note: This is a growing list so come back to check for updates.)

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