Manhattan Beach Camps

How BeachSports Works

BeachSports is designed so you can create your own awesome summer camp experience! Unlike most camps that lock you into a 5-day week or a single activity, BeachSports’ flexible Day Pass system allows Campers the opportunity to experience a variety of beach and ocean activities, which we refer to as “Camps”, any day of the week. Attend Skate Camp one day, Surf Camp the next. What your summer looks like is up to you!

When is it?

2019 Dates:
June 10th - August 30th
*Exact dates vary by Camp type

Schedule Options:
Monday-Friday
9AM-12PM, 9AM-2PM
After Care | 2PM-5PM
Early Drop-Off | 8AM-9AM

Who Can Join?

Ages 4 to 14
No former ocean experience required
*Ages vary per Camp type

Over 14?
Become a BeachSports Coach or “Coach In Training”! Click here to learn more.

Where is it?

Pick-Up / Drop-Off:
15th St. & Ocean Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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What Are My Camp Options?

BEACH CAMP

Starting at Age 4, our Beach Camp is designed to be the perfect introduction to the beach for our younger campers. Our curriculum and activities were designed by local elementary school teachers to be inclusive, educational, safe and FUN!  Campers will experience a variety of different beach and water activities, games, and educational lessons throughout the week that are designed specifically for their age group.

Age Groups

Campers are split into groups based on age at the start of each camp day to ensure camp activities are safe, fun and developmentally appropriate for each of our campers. Our age groups break out as follows:

Minnows | Age 4-6

Dolphins | Age 7-10

Sharks | Age 11-14

Camp Leaders

Sarah Schemerhorn

Sarah Schemerhorn

Camp Director | Manhattan Beach

Sarah is our super fun and energetic leader in Manhattan Beach, overseeing all activities at this location but with a daily focus on the Beach Camp.  Sarah is a Los Angeles native and currently works at Wildwood School in Santa Monica as a Learning Resources Support Associate Teacher, Volleyball coach and After-School aide. She has 8+ years experience working with camps and this is her second Summer with BeachSports.  Sarah brings a positive energy and contagious excitement to the beach every morning and we are stoked to have her back this summer!

Safety

  • Coach Ratio in Water: 1:3
  • Coach Ratio on Beach: 1:6
  • All Coaches: CPR & First-Aid Certified and Background Checked
  • Location: Camp is setup next to the 14th St. LA County Lifeguard station. Coaches and Lifeguards communicate daily about ocean conditions and coaches always defer to lifeguards on safety matters.
  • Rashguards: All campers receive brightly colored SPF rashguards so they are easily identified by coaches and lifeguards.
  • Sunscreen: Sunscreen reapplication breaks are scheduled multiple times throughout the day. Shade tents are provided on the beach for all day campers to escape sun exposure.

Camp Activities

  • Age Appropriate & Inclusive Beach Games
  • Ocean Safety Lessons (Rip tides, currents, waves, etc.)
  • Boogie Boarding & Body Surfing
  • Beginner Surf Instruction (1:1 Coach to Camper ratio)
  • Ecology Lessons (ex. Our impact on the beaches and oceans)
  • *Round House Aquarium Visits
  • Meet the Lifeguards

Ready For Summer? 

Beach Camp Dates
Monday - Friday
June 17th to August 30th

Full Day | 9AM-2PM

Half Day | 9AM-12PM

After Care | 2PM-5PM

SURF CAMP

Surf All Day! Starting at Age 7, our Surf Camp is designed for first time surfers and those looking to take their surfing to the next level. Each Monday, Campers will be assigned to a Coach based on their experience level and will establish their surfing goals for the week. In addition to learning surfing techniques, campers will also be educated on other essential aspects of surfing including, wave formation, tides, rip tides and currents, etiquette, equipment and much more!  We provide a variety of different foam surfboards for campers to choose from ranging in size from 5’6″ to 8′ so campers can experience a variety of equipment throughout the week.  Intermediate surfers are welcome to bring their own boards.  We encourage a 5 day week but campers are welcome to drop in for single camp days.

Camp Leaders

Trent Klaser

Trent Klaser

Co-Head Coach | Surf Camp

Trent is a South Bay native and has spent his life surfing and enjoying our local beaches. Returning for his 6th Summer at BeachSports, Trent brings experience, positive energy and passion to his role as the Head Coach of Surf Camp. He is a very patient instructor and loves to share his stoke on surfing with each of his campers.  Trent is a sophomore currently working towards his degree in Kinesiology.

Safety

  • Coach Ratio in Water: 1:4
  • Coach Ratio on Beach: 1:4
  • All Coaches: CPR & First-Aid Certified and Background Checked
  • Location: Camp is setup next to a staffed LA County Lifeguard station. Coaches and Lifeguards communicate daily about ocean conditions and coaches always defer to lifeguards on safety matters.
  • Rashguards: All campers receive brightly colored SPF rashguards so they are easily identified by coaches and lifeguards.
  • Sunscreen: Sunscreen reapplication breaks are scheduled multiple times throughout the day. Shade tents are provided on the beach for all day campers to escape sun exposure.

Camp Activities & Instruction

  • Beginner to Advanced Surf Instruction
  • Ocean Safety (Rip tides, currents, waves, etc.)
  • Surfing Etiquette 101
  • Surfing Safety Education
  • Ecology Lessons (ex. Our impact on the beaches and oceans)
  • *Round House Aquarium Visits (Thursday's 12:30-1:30)
  • Meet the Lifeguards
  • Beach Games, Body Surfing & Boogie Boarding optional

Ready For Summer? 

Surf Camp Dates
Monday - Friday
June 17th to August 30th

Full Day | 9AM-2PM

Full Day | 9AM-12PM

After Care | 2PM-5PM

*Surf Camp from 9AM-2PM followed by Beach Camp activities from 2-5PM. Must be purchased in addition to the Full Day | 9AM-2PM Camp.

VOLLEYBALL CAMP

Manhattan Beach is the “Home of Beach Volleyball” so what better place to learn the game than right in the heart of it on the north side of the pier.  It’s not uncommon to see AVP professionals training on the court next to our camp, especially when the tournament is in town!  Starting at Age 7, our Volleyball Camp provides beginner to intermediate training in passing, hitting, serving, rotation and rules of the game. Campers are broken into groups based on experience with a 8 to 1 Camper to Coach ratio. We encourage a 5 day week but campers are welcome to drop in for single camp days.

Camp Leaders

Taylor Amoral

Taylor Amoral

Head Coach | Volleyball Camp

Taylor is a South Bay native entering her senior year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she is studying Marine Biology and starting on the Volleyball team. Taylor has been playing volleyball since she was eight years old and can think of no better way to spend her summer than coaching the future legends of volleyball, providing a fun and competitive learning environment at her favorite local beach!  This is Taylor's third summer with BeachSports and we are stoked to have her back!

Camp Activities & Instruction

9AM-12PM Schedule

  • Beginner to Intermediate Volleyball Instruction
  • Serving, Setting & Hitting Drills
  • Practice Matches
  • Volleyball Exercise Drills

12-2PM & 2-5PM Schedule

  • Volleyball instruction ends at 12PM & Campers enjoy Beach Camp activities
  • Boogie Boarding, Body Surfing & Surfing
  • Age Appropriate & Inclusive Beach Games
  • Ocean Safety Lessons (Rip tides, currents, waves, etc.)
  • Round House Aquarium Visits
  • Meet the Lifeguards

Safety

  • Coach Ratio in Water: 1:4
  • Coach Ratio on Beach: 1:8
  • All Coaches: CPR & First-Aid Certified and Background Checked
  • Location: Camp is setup next to a staffed LA County Lifeguard station. Coaches and Lifeguards communicate daily about ocean conditions and coaches always defer to lifeguards on safety matters.
  • Rashguards: All campers receive brightly colored SPF rashguards so they are easily identified by coaches and lifeguards.
  • Sunscreen: Sunscreen reapplication breaks are scheduled multiple times throughout the day. Shade tents are provided on the beach for all day campers to escape sun exposure.

Ready For Summer? 

Volleyball Camp Dates
Monday - Friday
June 17th to August 16th

Half Day | 9AM-12PM

Full Day | 9AM-2PM

*Volleyball Camp from 9AM-12PM followed by Beach Camp activities from 12-2PM

After Care | 2PM-5PM

*Must be purchased in addition to the Full Day | 9AM-2PM Camp.

INTRO TO JR. LIFEGUARDS CAMP

Ocean safety and awareness education is a necessity for the kids of our beach communities. Starting at Age 8, our Intro to Junior Lifeguards camp is designed to educate and train our participants on the skills necessary to safely and confidently enter our oceans.  Unlike other Junior Lifeguard programs, we pride ourselves on providing a relaxed and fun environment with low instructor to participant ratios and smaller class sizes.  Although the lifeguard skills are being learned, we remove the competition intensity other programs strive for.

Camp Lessons & Instruction

9AM-12PM Schedule

  • How to Identify and Escape Rip Tides & Currents
  • How to Safely Enter & Exit the Water
  • How to Navigate through Breaking Waves
  • Ecology Lessons (Human Impact on Ocean Environment)
  • Paddling & Ocean Swimming
  • Lifeguard Fitness Games & Drills
  • Meet the Lifeguards

12-2PM & 2-5PM Schedule

  • Jr. Lifeguard instruction ends at 12PM & Campers enjoy Beach Camp activities
  • Boogie Boarding, Body Surfing & Surfing
  • Age Appropriate & Inclusive Beach Games
  • Round House Aquarium Visits

Safety

  • Coach to Camper Ratio: 1:6
  • All Coaches: CPR & First-Aid Certified, Experienced Watermen/Women, Background Checked
  • Location: Camp is setup next to a staffed LA County Lifeguard station. Coaches and Lifeguards communicate daily about ocean conditions and coaches always defer to lifeguards on safety matters.
  • Rashguards: All campers receive brightly colored SPF rashguards so they are easily identified by coaches and lifeguards.
  • Sunscreen: Sunscreen reapplication breaks are scheduled multiple times throughout the day. Shade tents are provided on the beach for all day campers to escape sun exposure.

Swim Requirement

We do not require a swim test for our program. As a general rule, participants should be able to swim 100 yards in the pool in under 2:30 and tread water for 5 minutes or be able to confidently swim past the breaking waves and return to shore. Should our coach determine after the first day that your camper is not ready for the program, you will be able to transfer to one of our other BeachSports programs or receive a prorated refund of your camp purchase. Please Contact Us at any time with questions about our program and swim requirements.

Checkout Fast Forward Swimming for Junior Lifeguard preparation classes and private lessons.

Ready For Summer? 

Jr. Lifeguard Camp Dates
Monday - Friday
June 17th to August 16th

Half Day | 9AM-12PM

Full Day | 9AM-2PM

*Jr. Lifeguard Camp from 9AM-12PM followed by Beach Camp activities from 12-2PM

After Care | 2PM-5PM

*Must be purchased in addition to the Full Day | 9AM-2PM Camp.

Our Skateboard Camps are offered through our partner, PCH Skate Camps. BeachSports Day Passes can be used at all Skate Camp Locations!

For Skate Camp details and registration visit PCHSkateCamp.com

Registering Siblings or Multiple Campers?

Click Here to Fill Out Our Simplified Registration Form

*Our online registration system has its limitations when registering multiple campers and can be quite confusing. Please use the link above or Contact Us to complete the registration for you.

Full Week vs. Individual Days
We recommend attending the full week, M-F, to get to know the Coaches and experience all our camp activities, but we understand that may not fit your schedule so we've designed the program in a way that allows drop-in participants to have the same awesome experience.

Early Drop-Off
Need a little extra time in the morning? Drop your camper off at 8AM rather than the scheduled 9AM start time. Campers will be supervised during the hour and will participate in various beach games until 8:45AM when they will join their scheduled BeachSports camp. *Please note, there will be no water time or lessons during this period, supervised beach games only. Coach:Camper ratio is 1:10. $10/day

CAMP FEES

Our Day Pass system is designed to be as flexible as possible for you. Select a number of Day Passes from the options below and use them at any of our BeachSports and PCH Skateboard Camps in Redondo or Manhattan Beach.  Attend individual days (ex. M, W, F) or full week (M-F).  You can even attend different camps each day (ex. Skate Camp Monday & Wednesday, Surf Camp Tuesday & Thursday), although we do encourage 5 day weeks so Campers can get to know the coaches and experience all of our awesome activities.

All Season Pass

Attend all BeachSports & PCH Skate Camps any time all Summer long at one low rate!

Your All Season Pass gives you access to all BeachSports and PCH Skate Camps all Summer long at a deeply discounted rate! This includes Early Drop-off and After Care any day, allowing you to attend camp from 8AM to 5PM. A win for parents and campers!

How Does It Work?

Once you purchase your pass you will have unlimited Day Passes on your account to use for the 2019 summer. These credits can be used for any Redondo or Manhattan Beach camp at any of the scheduled camp times (9AM-12PM, 9AM-2PM, Early Drop-Off and After Care). You are required to schedule your camp days up to 24 hours in advance of the specific camp date.  We do not accept non-registered "drop-ins" for safety reasons. 

How Much Is It?

$1,999 per Summer
Includes Early Drop-off and After Care each day

All Season Pass

Attend all BeachSports & PCH Skate Camps any time all Summer long at one low rate!

Your All Season Pass gives you access to all BeachSports and PCH Skate Camps all Summer long at a deeply discounted rate! This includes Early Drop-off and After Care any day, allowing you to attend camp from 8AM to 5PM. A win for parents and campers!

How Does It Work?

Once you purchase your pass you will have unlimited Day Passes on your account to use for the 2019 summer. These credits can be used for any Redondo or Manhattan Beach camp at any of the scheduled camp times (9AM-12PM, 9AM-2PM, Early Drop-Off and After Care). You are required to schedule your camp days up to 24 hours in advance of the specific camp date.  We do not accept non-registered "drop-ins" for safety reasons. 

How Much Is It?

$1,999 per Summer
Includes Early Drop-off and After Care each day

 

All Season Pass

Attend all BeachSports & PCH Skate Camps any time all Summer long at one low rate!

Your All Season Pass gives you access to all BeachSports and PCH Skate Camps all Summer long at a deeply discounted rate! This includes Early Drop-off and After Care any day, allowing you to attend camp from 8AM to 5PM. A win for parents and campers!

How Does It Work?

Once you purchase your pass you will have unlimited Day Passes on your account to use for the 2019 summer. These credits can be used for any Redondo or Manhattan Beach camp at any of the scheduled camp times (9AM-12PM, 9AM-2PM, Early Drop-Off and After Care). You are required to schedule your camp days up to 24 hours in advance of the specific camp date.  We do not accept non-registered "drop-ins" for safety reasons. 

How Much Is It?

$1,999 per Summer
Includes Early Drop-off and After Care each day

Terms & Conditions for Passes

  • Day Passes can be used at our Redondo or Manhattan Beach BeachSports and PCH Skate Camp locations only. Hermosa Beach programs are scheduled through the City of Hermosa Beach which, unfortunately, limits flexibility with our passes.
  • Registration is required for each camp day at least 24 hours prior to the start of camp. Unscheduled "Drop-ins" will not be accepted.
  • Unused Day Passes can be used towards our Fall/Winter camps or refunded at summers end at the lowest rate you ended up on. Absences will not be refunded.  All Season Passes expire August 30th, 2019 and are non-refundable.
  • Upgrade your Day Pass anytime and have your previous purchases credited towards the larger pass plan.
  • Passes cannot be shared between campers. Day Passes can be transferred between siblings if they are on the same Day Pass plan at the time of transfer. (Example: Each sibling must have a 5 day pass in order to share passes. One sibling can come 3 days, the other 7 days)
  • Campers receive one BeachSports rashguard per summer on their first day of camp. Additional rashguards available for purchase for $20.
  • Bring your BeachSports purchase receipt to Dive N' Surf for 15% off in-store purchases (some restrictions apply).