A number of things! And we think the best way to explain them is through several different blog posts over the next few weeks.
Our philosophy is this: Our counselors will always ENCOURAGE kids to try new activities and enjoy camp to the fullest. But we will never push or force a camper to do anything they're uncomfortable with. It's up to your child as to when and if they want to participate in the beach camp activities. But we will do our best to get them to try!
Camp safety is a top concern among parents when choosing a camp for their kids. And that's just how it should be!
We're parents ourselves, and even though our kids are past the age of going to camp, we did send them to camp every summer as they were growing up and always make sure whichever camp they attended had strict and airtight safety measures in place. We know you expect the same and here at Aloha Beach Camp, we are committed to delivering it.
We have been running Aloha Beach Camp since 1999 (that's 21 years!) and have a 100% safety record during that time. When we say "100% safety record," we mean nothing more than a minor scrape or bruise a kid would get anywhere.
For example, one time a girl scraped her knee on the sand and there have been occasional bee stings here and there over the years. That's about it, though.
We realize when choosing a summer camp, you need to consider where the camp takes place as much as anything else. Sometimes the camp's location contributes to the level of risk involved. To this extent, parents often think summer camp at the beach might be less safe than more traditional camps. You'll be glad to know that most of the risks you can think of are generally more perceived than actual. With the proper safety measures in place, beach camp can be just a safe as any other program.
Many L.A. locals listen to 104.3 MyFm's Valentine in the Morning radio show on their way to work. Hosted by Sean Valentine, this popular morning show is funny, entertaining and an all-around great way to pass the time on your way to work. It's a family show, too, so if you're listening on the radio when driving our kids to school you don't have to worry they'll hear something inappropriate. Listen to how Sean Valentine describes Aloha Beach Camp
Even though Aloha Beach Camp's one of the most sought-after summer day camps for kids in L.A., did you know we also have an overnight summer camp in Hawaii, too?
It's pretty cool! Kids from all over the world join every year for this program to enjoy surfing, hiking, zip lining, ocean kayaking, swimming with sea turtles, archery, site-seeing and many other amazing summer camp activities in Hawaii.
The cool thing about this is that's just like a traditional summer camp experience you already know, except it takes place in Hawaii!
Located on the beautiful north shore of Oahu at Camp Mokuleia, Our Hawaii camp only runs 1 week from August 3 to August 8 this summer. You can get a discount when signing up before March 1. Hope to see you at camp!
Aloha Beach Camp's Kahuna Camp Program is the Top Beach Day Camp for Kids and "Tweens" in Malibu and L.A.
If you have a child between 8 and 11 and want to nail down a summer day camp experience they'll look forward to every day, Aloha Beach Camp's Kahuna Camp program is where it's at.
Imagine a Los Angeles based day camp your son or daughter looks forward to every day rather than complain when it's time to go to camp. That's what Kahuna Camp promises -- a camp experience unlike any other where your child will come home from camp each day sandy, tired and happy and looking forward to all the fun days ahead.
Surfing instruction, boogie boarding lessons, jet skiing excursions and so much more await your child here.
Not only that, you can sign up for our Kahuna Camp program day-by-day according to a convenient summer schedule that works best for your busy family, not one that works best for us. Pick and choose your own camp schedule while sending your child to camp day-by-day whenever you want.
Every day at Kahuna Camp is loaded with over 200 safe and fun aquatic beach camp activities. And please don't worry if your camper hasn't done this kind of thing before. Everyone has to start somewhere, and our experienced camp counselors are trained to make sure your child enjoys our program at a pace most comfortable for them. Even non-swimmers are welcome at Aloha Beach Camp because the entire program's instructional and designed to be enjoyable for kids of every aquatic background.
Free transportation is available for your child, too! We have convenient pick up and drop off points all across greater Los Angeles and the Valley. When you sign up for camp, simply choose the bus stop meeting point nearest you on the appropriate spot on your child's camp registration form.
Don't miss Aloha Beach Camp's Kahuna Camp day camp program this summer. It's an epic camp experience for kids 8 to 11!
We always advise meeting the staff before you choose a summer camp. Accordingly, please make your plans to be with us at on of our upcoming live events. We'll be at the LA Camp Fairs and also have an open house planned for March 22 at Zuma Beach. All the activities are free for you and a great chance for us to get to know each other and share and discuss with you all the details you need to know about Aloha Beach Camp's 2020 summer camp program.
Every year we make a new summer fun video for the upcoming day camp season. Check out our 2020 summer fun video here.
Keeping kids safe, comfortable and having fun in the ocean is a staple of Aloha Beach Camp's program. We have 100% safety record and intend to keep it that way. One of the primary elements of our beach camp safety program is limiting how deep we allow kids to swim in the water. No child is permitted to go deeper than their waist with their feet firmly touching the ocean floor. As you can see from the photo above, kids can walk out plenty far from the sand and still remain at waist-depth in the ocean. This is one on the top reasons we've chosen Zuma Beach to run our program. Campers can go out pretty far in the water but the ocean doesn't get too deep.
Does Your Child Want to Learn to Surf? Try Aloha Beach Camp's Los Angeles Surf Camp for Kids and Teens this Summer!
If your child loves the beach and has always wanted to learn to surf, Aloha Beach Camp's L.A. surf camp is just the ticket for them this summer. No matter if your child is an experienced surfer, just starting out, or has never surfed before, our surf camp program is for you. Campers learn to surf on the sand in a group lesson. Then, whenever they feel ready, enter the ocean with their counselor for a personalized one-on-one surfing lesson in calm gentle waves and progress from there. Our staff will be by your child's side the entire time. Your camper will come home with a huge smile on their face, beaming with pride as they tell you how much fun they had surfing and they even stood up on their surfboard the very first time they tried! You can't beat surfing's heath benefits, either. It's a safe, fun and healthy physical outdoor activity for kids. Try Aloha Beach Camp this summer!
Last summer (2019) we introduced a new activity at Aloha Beach Camp which become an instant hit with the campers: Stand-up Paddleboarding.
So many kids asked for more of this activity that we've decided to triple up on the fun this year.
Last summer we only offered on stand-up paddleboarding day. This summer (2020) campers can enjoy three separate stand-up paddleboarding days at camp!
Stand-up Paddleboarding takes place at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. It's easy and takes place in calm water with no waves. Our counselors are in the water too, on kayaks, provide assistance to any camper who needs it. You can even do this activity on your knees!
By now you might be wondering how your child will get to Oxnard so they can participate. Aloha Beach Camp provides free transportation for every child, so don't worry, you don't have drive your son or daughter all the way to camp yourself! Thursday, July 30 is now on the schedule for the stand-up paddleboard activity. We haven't identified the other two days, but we promise we'll have them soon.
Meanwhile, you can sign up here for the July 30 stand-up paddleboarding day if you don't want to wait!
This blog is written and maintained by Eric D. Naftulin, Aloha Beach Camp's owner and Executive Director the the past 20 years.