Manhattan Beach Camps

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How it 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 any day of the week. Skate one day, Surf 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 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 and educational. Campers will be assigned to a Coach each day based on age and will experience a variety of different activities, games, and educational lessons throughout the week that are designed specifically for their age group.

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 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

  • 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 (Thursday's 12:30-1:30)
  • 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.

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!  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 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

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 it will exist on your account as 50 Days of Camp credits. These credits can be used for any Redondo or Manhattan Beach camp at any of the scheduled camp times (9AM-12PM, 9AM-5PM, 9AM-2PM). Reserve your spot in the Camp up to 24 hours in advance.

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 it will exist on your account as 50 Days of Camp credits. These credits can be used for any Redondo or Manhattan Beach camp at any of the scheduled camp times (9AM-12PM, 9AM-5PM, 9AM-2PM). Reserve your spot in the Camp up to 24 hours in advance.

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 it will exist on your account as 50 Days of Camp credits. These credits can be used for any Redondo or Manhattan Beach camp at any of the scheduled camp times (9AM-12PM, 9AM-5PM, 9AM-2PM). Reserve your spot in the Camp up to 24 hours in advance.

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 and Orange County programs are scheduled differently.
  • Registration is required for each camp day 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 summer’s end at the lowest rate you ended up on. Absences will not be refunded.
  • Upgrade your Day Pass anytime and have your previous purchases credited towards the larger pass plan.
  • Passes may be shared between siblings only.  All Season Passes may not be shared.
  • Campers recieve one BeachSports rashguard per summer on their first day of camp. Addtional rashguards available for purchase for $20.
  • Dive N' Surf "Goodie Bag" can be picked up in person at Dive N' Surf. Bring your purchase receipt with you.