After a long school year filled with books, assignments, and writing papers and taking exams, it's time for kids to trade in their backpacks for beach bags and dive into an exciting summer adventure at Aloha Beach Camp Summer Day Camp!
For kids who love the beach, our beach camp program offers the perfect opportunity for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 to make to develop new aquatic skills, make lots of new friends and soak up the sun in a fun and safe environment. Here's a glimpse of all the fun things kids can expect at Aloha Beach Camp and why it's the ultimate destination for Los Angeles area kids.
Endless Fun in the Sun
At Aloha Beach Camp, the beach becomes the ultimate playground. With miles of sandy shores, all the waves, and warm California sunshine, campers can fully immerse themselves in the beauty and joy of beach life. From building sandcastles to playing beach volleyball or finding gold with metal detectors and learning to surf, every day is an opportunity for endless fun and adventure.
Variety of Activities
Aloha Beach Camp offers an exciting range of activities tailored to suit your child's interest and age group. Whether your child is a budding surfer, a beach sports enthusiast, or an aspiring marine biologist, they'll find their passion at this summer day camp. From surfing lessons and boogie boarding to beach games, beachcombing, and even beachside arts and crafts, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Professional and Caring Staff
Aloha Beach Camp takes pride in its team of highly trained and experienced staff members who are passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment for all campers. The staff members are not only skilled in their respective areas of expertise, but they also know how to inspire, motivate, and engage children to help them grow and have the best summer experience possible.
Emphasis on Water Safety
With Zuma Beach, Lifeguard Tower 7 as the camp's backdrop, water safety is a top priority at Aloha Beach Camp. Certified lifeguards and instructors ensure that all campers are well-versed in essential water safety skills. From proper swimming techniques to understanding ocean conditions, children learn how to enjoy the water responsibly and confidently, making their beach adventures even more enjoyable.
Summer camp is not just about the activities; it's also an opportunity for children to form lasting friendships. At Aloha Beach Camp, campers meet like-minded kids from diverse backgrounds who share a love for the beach and outdoor adventures. Through teamwork, collaboration, and shared experiences, children develop social skills, build self-confidence, and create lifelong memories with their newfound friends.
Is Your Child Beach-Ready? Join us this Summer!
Aloha Beach Camp Summer Day Camp offers a unique and exciting experience for kids seeking an exciting summer. From the thrill of riding the waves to discovering the wonders of marine life, every day is filled with adventure, learning, and the joy of being at the beach. With a dedicated staff, a focus on water safety, and a variety of activities, Aloha Beach Camp creates an environment where children can grow, make new friends, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. So, get beach ready and dive into an unforgettable summer at Aloha Beach Camp!
Every camper, on their first day of camp, is given a swim assessment by our staff. The purpose of the assessment is to gauge the child's comfort and experience level in the ocean and assign them safe and specific swimming boundaries. Campers are given color-coded wristbands (based on the outcome of their swimming assessment) designating how deep we'll allow them to go in the ocean. No child is allowed deeper than their waist with feet firmly set on the ocean floor. Campers get a new wristband each day and love collecting them day-after-day as souvenirs of their time at camp.
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 parents who send their kids to Aloha Beach Camp and others considering our program want to make sure we've covered all our bases relating to safety. Rest assured we have a 50 point safety program in place to make sure your child comes home safe, sandy and happy each day. We'll go into detail on all 50 points in another blog post soon.
Meanwhile, we wanted to show you today how closely your child will be supervised under our care at beach camp, most notably during water activities. All of our counselors are lifeguards and swim together with your kids in the ocean at all times. Campers never swim alone.
That's not all. Our program takes place directly in front of Zuma Beach Lifeguard Headquarters tower. Instead of having just one lifeguard in a single tower supervising our campers, there's 6 or 8 in the headquarters tower at all times instead. That's up to 8 times more lifeguard supervision than other beach camps provide!
Here's something else to give you extra peace of mind. Our campers aren't just supervised by the Zuma Beach lifeguards from the shore, but in the water, too. The lifeguards constantly patrol the ocean from their boat, right in front of our campers when they're swimming. That means you never have to worry about anything going wrong because our beach camp safety program is locked down!
We have a 100% all-time safety record and intend to keep it like that. But if you ever want to visit at camp during the summer to see our safety program in action, you're invited to come any time. We have an open door policy and enjoy meeting parents in person. Just let us know before you come so we can show you exactly where to meet us. See you this summer!
This blog is written and maintained by Eric D. Naftulin, Aloha Beach Camp's owner and Executive Director the the past 20 years.