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Summer Camps 2023: Education and STEM Camps and Classes

Summer Camps 2023: Education and STEM Camps and Classes

Published: Mar. 21, 2023Updated: Mar. 22, 2023

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If your child is interested in coding, math, robotics, science, or other STEM-related topics, check out these summer 2023 classes and camps! We've compiled a list of summer activities in the greater Los Angeles area, so keep an eye on the registration dates and details below, put together by the Undivided Research Team! (If you're looking for camps and programs specific to your area, reach out to learn about getting a custom research report.)



1651 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 650-0919

Format: In-person programs

ASTEME is a non-profit program designed to enrich students’ understanding and enjoyment of math through real-world applications, providing a curriculum less focused on teaching a child just enough to pass their next test and more toward educating children in the myriad ways that math applies in life. Their goal is to develop a life-long love of math and science in their students. Offering full- and part-time curriculum throughout the year, ASTEME also offers a nine-week summer program. Each week focuses on a different theme and integrates math and science lessons into that theme.

Dates: Each session runs Monday to Friday, from June 12 to August 11, 2023.

Age range: Kindergarten to eighth grade

Hours: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $695 per week, $825 for Disneyland week

Registration: The registration process begins online here. Early registration is encouraged as the program regularly sells out.

1:1 aide: 1:1 aides can be accommodated, but ASTEME will need to approve them on a case-by-case basis. The students will be separated into six different groups based on grade levels. Each group will have an 8:11 student-to-teacher ratio. Friend request groupings can be made one week prior to camp if the students are within one grade of each other.

Ballona Discovery Nature Camp


13110 Bluff Creek Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90094
Manager of Environmental Education: Carolyn Everhart
(310) 306-5994

Format: In-person program

Ballona Discovery Nature Camp is an outdoor science day camp based out of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. Children learn about the natural world while exploring Ballona, identifying plants and animals, learning about environmental responsibility, and more. Each week-long camp focuses on a different subject, and discounts are available for campers registering for multiple weeks or for families registering multiple campers for the same week.

Dates: Each different camp session runs for one week, Monday to Friday, from June 12 to July 14, 2023.

Age range: 8 to 11 years old (third to sixth grade)

Hours: 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Cost: $300 per session. Scholarships available upon request.

Registration: Registration for individual weekly sessions can be found online here.

1:1 aide: As much as possible, Ballona will work with a family to make sure a camper can participate in their summer camp, including allowing the presence of a 1:1 aide. Notifying Ballona of your camper’s needs prior to enrollment will ensure that the camp is capable of accommodating them.

California Science Center: Hands-On Science Camp


700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 724-3623

Format: In-person programs

Summer programming will cover multiple scientific disciplines from chemistry to earth science, space science, robotics, and more, with classes geared toward specific grade ranges. To learn more about the class offerings, you can review the schedules by grade level. Previous camps included interactive tours of exhibits, live demonstrations, and exclusive Q&A sessions with onsite scientists and animal care staff. Instructors are trained educators who hold degrees in science and/or education. Class sizes are capped at twenty-two campers to better allow children to connect with their fellow campers and instructors.

Dates: Each camp session runs for one week, Monday to Friday, from June 12 to August 11, with no camp the week of July 4.

Age range: Pre-K through eighth grade. Campers should be enrolled in the class that represents the grade they will be entering after summer.

Hours: Hours are still being determined, but classes will be available with morning, afternoon, or full-day options between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Extended-day options will be available for 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


  • Non-members: Half day $200, full day $400 per week.
  • Members: Half day $180, full day $360 per week.


  • See Hands-On Science Camp Registration.
  • For support with program registration, please call 213-744-7444 or email.
  • General enrollment opens February 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

1:1 aide: The Science Center is happy to accommodate student aides as needed. They request that after enrolling, you contact them directly at educationprograms@californiasciencecenter.org to inform them of the details for the student and their aide, so they can make the appropriate preparations.

Child Success Center


2023 S. Westgate Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 899-9597

Format: In-person programs

The Child Success Center’s creative and highly qualified team of educational therapists has created programs that support students with dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, visual and auditory processing disorders, and difficulties with executive functioning. CSC offers Kindergarten Enrichment Camp based in their sensory gym designed to enhance social skills of children entering kindergarten in a movement-based learning environment. They also offer a week-long Social Brain Building Camp for children aged 6 to 9, consisting of a play-based curriculum designed to boost their social/emotional learning. Also offered is an elementary and middle school Spark Summer Program, which is designed to provide focused attention in math, reading, writing, or spelling depending on the student’s needs.

While the Social Brain Building Camp and Spark Summer Program 2023 dates are still being finalized, the Kindergarten Enrichment Camp is currently enrolling.


  • Kindergarten Enrichment Camp: Single-week sessions from July 17 to August 4, 2023. Two- and three-week sessions are also available.
  • All other camps TBD.

Age range:

  • Kindergarten Enrichment Camp: pre-K students only.
  • Social Brain Building Camp: 6 to 9 years old
  • Spark Summer Program: Middle school students up to age 13.

Hours: Kindergarten Enrichment Camp runs five days a week, 8:45 a.m.—1:15 p.m.

Cost: Kindergarten Enrichment Camp costs $650 per week.

Registration: For registration, email officemanager@childsuccesscenter.com or call (310) 899-9597.

1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides can be accommodated.

Code Ninjas


Code Ninjas has locations nationwide.
Find a camp near you with their location finder.

Format: In-person programs

Code Ninjas is a nationwide franchise dedicated to providing fun and educational week-long computer programming and tech classes for kids. Many of the classes are available as either half or full day sessions. Summer curriculum has included classes such as 3D Design and Print, Jr. Adventures in Game Design, Stop Motion Animation, Become a YouTuber, Intro to Roblox Development, Jr. STEM Discoveries, Robotics with Lego, Modding With Minecraft, and more. Class availability varies by location.

Dates: Dates vary based on class and location. Class schedules can be seen by selecting your desired campus through their location finder.

Age range: 5–15 years old

Hours: Hours vary based on class and location. Most camps meet for either a half or full day. The full day is 9:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

Cost: Most classes cost $259 for week-long half-day sessions and $499 for week-long full-day sessions. The cost can possibly be covered under social recreation through Regional Center.

Registration: Registration begins by selecting your preferred Code Ninjas facility and class through their website.

1:1 aide: Code Ninjas recommends contacting your selected Code Ninjas center to discuss the needs of your child and the possibility of accommodating aides in the classroom.

Franklin Summer Programs


Brentwood Learning Center
11777 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 129
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 571-1176

Newport Beach Learning Center
1151 Dove Street, Ste. 140
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 381-7400

Format: In-person and online programs

Franklin tutoring services provide individualized academic support for students with learning and behavioral differences, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, autism, and auditory and visual processing difficulties. In addition to tutoring and educational therapy, they have also offered in prior summers small group or 1:1 sessions covering a variety of topics, such as arts and crafts, music, drama, journalism, creative writing, foreign languages, STEM, and more. While the details of this year’s camp are still being finalized at the time of writing this guide, Clinical Director Daniel Franklin states that they intend to continue with previous programs.

Summer camp details coming soon! Contact Franklin directly for more information, or check back here as we will update you as information becomes available.

Dates: TBD

Age range: 5 years old and up

Hours: TBD

Cost: On average, small group online classes start at $30 a class. 1:1 online instruction starts at $50 a class. In-home instruction starts at $135 an hour for one student, with an additional $25 charge for each additional student.

Registration: Registration is not yet available, but Franklin encourages parents to call or visit their website for more information.

1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides can be accommodated.

Fusion Academy


1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(855) 333-7075

Format: Summer courses for credit are offered in-person; online programs are offered throughout California

Fusion Academy is a 1:1 school with campuses in West Los Angeles and the South Bay that offers in-person semester classes and online summer camp programming. Online camps feature a variety of group assignments and projects. They include fun and creative activities for middle school to high school students.

The staff works with kids who have autism and few support needs. The Director of Outreach emphasizes that Fusion Academy is not specifically a special education school. However, if a student has some “slight learning challenges,” the school can accommodate them with a special education lead.

Camps have hands-on group assignments and projects to engage campers with fun and creative activities as ways to learn. Middle school to high school campers can choose from courses like Game Design, Digital Media Arts, Social Entrepreneurship, and College Prep.

Dates: Vary by location and area of interest

Age range: Sixth to twelfth grade

Hours: Each camp is two hours per day with morning and afternoon options available for one to eight weeks.


  • Online: $500 per camp
  • In-person classes:
    • $3,484 for one summer semester class for high school
    • $3,948 for one summer semester class for middle school

Registration: To learn more about online camps, complete the inquiry form and select your location.

1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides can be accommodated. Classes are small groups of three to six students with a 1:3 teacher-to-student ratio.

Galileo Camps


1021 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(800) 854-3684

Camps are local to the San Francisco Bay, Southern California, Chicago, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Denver areas.

Format: In-person programs

Offering summer camps all over the country, Galileo encourages children to think like innovators by creating new crafts, building, or inventing something every week, sparking their curiosity and imagination. This summer, Galileo is offering six week-long themed camps: Theme Park Rides, Dino Excavation, Castles & Catapults, Traveling Circus, Dinosaur Disguises and Royal Celebration. The curriculum of each camp is adjusted based on the age range of the camper.

Dates: Each camp session runs for one week, Monday through Friday, from June 5 to August 18, 2023. Camp offerings vary by location. To find information on a Galileo camp near you, visit their camp finder page.

Age range: Pre-K to eighth grade

Hours: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., with extended hour options available 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. for an additional fee.

Cost: Camp Galileo pricing varies by location and program; on average, the cost ranges from $475 to $525 per week. Extended care options are available for an additional cost, $40 for 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. and $80 for 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Registration: Registration begins online here.

1:1 aide: Aides are generally accepted, subject to approval by Galileo Camps. Camps have a 12:1 camper-to-staff ratio.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Adventures in Nature


900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-3466

Format: In-person programs

For the last 30 years, the Natural History Museum has offered seasonal day camps for students to explore dinosaurs and nature in new ways. Campers are given hands-on experiences and up-close access to 4.5 billion years of life on Earth. Through the use of the research and collections of the museum, campers have “jumping off point for exploration and adventure.” The instructors and counselors are professional educators and students with interest and experience in teaching and science.

Contact NHM directly for more information, or check back here as we will update you as information becomes available about summer sessions.

Dates: Adventures in Nature day camps will be offered June 26 to August 4, 2023.

Age range: Kindergarten through eighth grade

Hours: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: TBD

Registration: Registration is expected to open in mid-March. For more information, email info@nhm.org or call (213) 763-3466.

1:1 aide: This information was unavailable at the time of this writeup as the details of this year’s camp are still being determined. The camp’s staff-to-child ratio is designed to provide the best experience for their campers.



Format: Online program

Outschool offers over 140,000 class sessions covering a very diverse range of topics, ranging from languages and technology to art, science, and life skills. The classes are broken down by age groups and taught by enthusiastic educators. The setting encourages peer-to-peer interaction.

Dates: Classes are ongoing. See the schedule for details.

Age range: 3–18 years old

Hours: Hours vary based on class. See the schedule for details.

Cost: Cost varies based on class. Most classes are $5-$20.

Registration: Register by finding the particular class in which you are interested on their website.

1:1 aide: Outschool is generally fine with aides being present but recommends messaging instructors directly when you find a class in which you are interested to make sure they are open to accommodating. For more information, see Learning With Special Needs at Outschool.

Planet Bravo’s Techno-Tainment Camp


2919 W Burbank Blvd., Ste. A
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 443-7607

Format: In-person at nine locations in Southern California and two in the SF Bay Area

Planet Bravo is considered LA’s leader in K–8 technology education and offers an award-winning summer computer camp for kids. Camps offer opportunities for learning to code, making movies, modding Minecraft, or building robots. Each day, campers have opportunities for fun group activities, indoor learning, and games outdoors. The project-based curriculum is designed to be engaging for all students. Check out the Camp Courses to see all of the offerings by grade level.

Dates: Individual weekly sessions from June to August; exact dates vary by location.

Age range: Second to ninth grade

Hours: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $449-$649 per week. Rates vary by registration dates.

Registration: Registration begins online here.

1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides can be accommodated. Camps have an 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio.

Rolling Robots Summer Camp


2951 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(888) 762-6808

Format: In-person at six Los Angeles-area locations

A group of aerospace engineers who love robots started Rolling Robots to give all kids the chance to discover their inner scientists. They have multiple locations and offer classes from beginner to advanced in robot-making, Roblox, Minecraft, coding, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing. No prior experience is necessary. Rolling Robots teaches children of all learning backgrounds the core concepts of STEM, robotics, and coding.

Each camp lasts one week, and campers will have a different theme to choose from, including Game Design, Python Coding, 3D Design, LEGO Robot Build and Code, Artificial Intelligence, Minecraft MODs, and more.

Dates: Week-long camp sessions from June to August

Age range: 5–15 years old (classes are broken down into appropriate age groups)

Hours: Morning sessions run 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions run 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Bootcamp full-day sessions are 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cost: Weekly camps range cost $329-$475 for half-day sessions. Full-day sessions are $775.

Registration: Select a specific location in order to review camp course offerings and for registration.

1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides can be accommodated. They aim for six to eight students per instructor.

Young Scholars Academy


Santa Monica, CA
(424) 835-5324

Format: Online programs

Young Scholars Academy is a virtual enrichment program designed to supplement and enhance neurodiverse students’ learning experience through small-group online courses. This summer, Young Scholars Academy is hosting nine weeks of summer classes. Students can enroll in single summer classes or, for a discount, enroll in an entire week of classes. There are STEM and Humanities tracks of classes that group together course types to make sure each student can enroll in a program of classes that speak to their unique interests.

Dates: Summer camp consists of daily sessions Monday through Friday, from June to August.

Age range: Fifth to twelfth grade

Hours: Varies by class selection

Cost: This year, the camps are a bit different and are more affordable. Most camps are $199. They aim to create whole-week experiences where families can bundle camps for a more engaging experience.

Registration: Registration is open as of March 1, 2023.

1:1 aide: Aides and parents are welcome to be present during camp sessions. The average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:6.

Looking for more summer activities? Check out our full roundup of camps and classes for 2023.

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Related Parent Questions

Will Regional Center pay for a 1:1 aide for my child’s summer class or camp?
If the camp or class your child will attend is not very familiar with accommodating kids with disabilities, an inclusion aide can help facilitate socialization and full participation.
Where can I find funding for my child’s summer camps and classes?
Regional Center is a popular route for funding camps, and you may be able to use private insurance if a licensed therapist is providing services at the camp.
What are camps legally required to provide to kids with disabilities?
Camps operating on public grounds have to “provide your child with reasonable access to the program, and cannot discriminate based on any physical or intellectual disability that inhibits or affects a major life activity.


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