MANHATTAN BEACH SUMMER CAMP · DATES: 6/21-8/20 · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: Pacific Elementary School, 1200 Pacific Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266 · manhattanbeach@steveandkate.com · 323.244.2089

Interested in enrolling? Check availability below.

Due to loosening regulations in CA, campers may attend camp in different Squads each week, so during registration please select the Squad you'd like to be in for the weeks you are interested in attending.

If there is no space in your squad for a week you'd like to reserve, you're welcome to register and join the waitlist for that given week.
We'll email waitlist families in order of registration to confirm their space, if it becomes available.

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Steve & Kate's

Manhattan Beach Summer Day Camp

Kids Take Charge

At Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust and less self-doubt. 

Our adaptability works to our advantage. Right now we can’t quite operate as usual, but we’ve made the most of mandates and modifications so that kids can make moves (or movies, or magic monster mittens) that matter to them.

Fair And Flexible Fees

Buy any number of days (or weeks, due to pandemic procedures) without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If plans un-plan or cancellations crop-up, we’ll always issue refunds for any unused Passes after the Camp session wraps for the season. It’s how our enrollment rolls with the punches.

New Format, Same Flex

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. Booking by week instead of by day, and moving through Camp in smaller pod-like “Squads” will feel different than past years. But, these adjustments are temporary (and for everyone’s safety) and won’t compromise our commitment to featuring fan favorite programming and issuing fair, automatic refunds.

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

After registration, but before attending, campers select and sign up for an interest-based, pod-like group, called Squads. At Camp, they’ll gather with their fellow enthusiasts in indoor or outdoor spaces, to immerse themselves in activities or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes (or, in Sampler Squads, a little bit of everything!). Each Squad will have related go-to supplies and equipment, as well as general goodies for games and artistic freestyling. 

Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor rec, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring Lego blocks, dynamic marble runs and more. All activities are available to every camper, no matter their age.

Our current Squad list looks a little like this: 

Interest-Based Squads

Campers sign up for these "mini-camps" within the camp before attending.

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Stitching Society

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, hand sewing and embroidery

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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, fort building, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace

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Athletic Association

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses

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Sampler Squad

Tastes and tries of sewing machine projects, animation, coding/digital games, board games, Rexlace, game tables, and arcade favorites

Rotating Activities

These activities cruise through Squads for more chances to choose.

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Food or Clay Activity

Campers can get their hands messy making something to eat or sculpting something to take home

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Dynamic Marble Runs

Marble sports are the in-thing this year and campers can create their own raceways that twist, turn and send marbles flying down the track

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Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them

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Sewing machine and Basic Supplies

For Squads that don't specialize in sewing, this kit makes the rounds for campers who want to get crafty

Animation

Animation Stations

Campers create their own stop-motion movies and shorts with our custom Animation Stations. Kids will run the entire show from designing the sets & story, to editing the final project

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Dominoes and LEGO

Building with blocks never goes out of style and doing it with your friends adds a whole other dimension

Classes, Specials, Water and Outdoor Play

Campers may choose to venture beyond their Squad and participate in socially distanced classes, performances and good ol' outdoor play. These will differ depending on location.

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Special Daily Events

Performances such as a magician, a dance troupe or a stunt bicycle rider

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Active Outdoor Classes

Possibilities include martial arts, yoga, and hip-hop dances

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Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide

Our classic slip-and-slide with an inflated track and a splash pool at the end

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Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and other large active recreational equipment are all possible this summer

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Online Workshops

Campers will be able to log-in to a variety of Online sessions throughout the day

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Gaga

This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit

Manhattan Beach Weekly Specials

Check out what Specials are coming to your location each week. Specials will be used by one group at a time and sanitized between uses.

Monday: Inflatable Ninja Warrior Course

Tuesday: Dual Lane Dry Slide & Virtual Beekeeping Demo with Garden Punks @ 1 p.m.

Workshop Wednesday: Hip Hop Dance Class

Thursday: Foam Party with https://itsfoamtime.com/

Friday: Inflatable Beach Party Combo

*Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel this week! 

 

Monday: Inflatable Ninja Run Game

Tuesday: Carnival 3 in 1 Inflatable Games

WednesdayMartial Arts Lesson www.1stclassmartialarts.com  & Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Thursday: Hip Hop Workshop & Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Friday: 6 in 1 Inflatable Sports Combo Water Slide **Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Monday: *Please note, we're closed on July 5th in observance of the 4th of July. 

Tuesday: Inflatable Billiard Soccer Game

Tie-dye Shirts *feel free to bring something to Tie Dye

Workshop Wednesday:  Sound Life Music Academy performance https://www.soundlifelessons.com/ 

& Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel

Thursday: Virtual Magic Show Arty Loon http://dreamshapers.org/arty-loon

& Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Friday: 12' Wave Dual Lane Inflatable Water Slide

**Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel

Monday: Inflatable 5 in 1 Castle Combo waterslide *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel today

Tuesday: Inflatable Dual Axe Throw & *Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Workshop Wednesday: *Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Thursday: Live Drum Show http://dreamshapers.org/chazz-ross/ 

Friday: 5 in 1 Rainbow Inflatable Waterslide *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel today

Monday: Inflatable Giant Castle Combo *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel this week!

Tuesday: Inflatable Dual Hoop Zone & Camper Talent Show

Workshop Wednesday: Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Thursday: Sound Life Music Academy performance https://www.soundlifelessons.com/ & Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Friday: 60' Inflatable Tropical Course  

Monday: 45' Inflatable H2O Obstacle Course Waterslide  **Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel

Tuesday: Inflatable Velcro Wall & Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel 

Workshop Wednesday: Hip Hop Dance Class & Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel 

Thursday:   Live Dance Show http://dreamshapers.org/teresa-smith/ 

Friday: 5 in 1 Tropical Combo Dual Lane Waterslide - **Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel

Monday: Inflatable 40 ft Obstacle Course

Tuesday: Inflatable Skee Ball game & *Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Workshop Wednesday: Yoga Class & *Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Thursday: Live Drum Show http://dreamshapers.org/joseph-peck-3/

Friday: Fun Dual Lane Water Slide

*Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel this week!

Monday: 6 in 1 Inflatable Castle Combo Waterslide *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Tuesday: Inflatable Slam Dunk & *Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel 

Workshop Wednesday: Improv Workshop & *Slip & Slide - Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Thursday: Foam Party with https://itsfoamtime.com/

Friday: Fire Dual Lane Inflatable Water Slide *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Monday: Inflatable Helix Water Slide *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Tuesday: Inflatable 10x10 Water Misting Tent *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Wednesday: 6 in 1 Tropical Combo Waterslide & Hip Hop Dance Class *Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel  

Thursday: Inflatable Dart Game Camp & Camp Talent Show

Friday: Carnival & Martial Arts Class

*Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel 

Staff

Kid-thusiasts

Our sites are staffed with kids’ number one fans, hailing from all kinds of backgrounds but with the common denominator being they’re all about our campers. Curious, compassionate and creative, both our year-round and seasonal teams are eager and equipped to give kids just the right amount of structure and guidance.

All staff members are at least 18 years old, are background checked, and are trained in CPR and First-Aid. Counselors will wear masks at all times and are trained on all COVID-19 best practices.

Food

Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. You can see our daily menu below. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement.

We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned. We’ll announce specific line-ups closer to the start of season, but rest assured, tummies will be full.

Daily Menu 

V = Vegetarian, VV=Vegan, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Our daily specials are provided by LunchBreak 4 Kids.  A local catering company that provides delicious lunch options for kids delivered directly to your door.

Monday

Cheese Pizza (V) - A classic slice of cheese pizza
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF) - Individually packaged sunbutter & jelly uncrustable sandwich, HFCS free
Caesar Salad - Chicken caesar salad; chicken & croutons can be excluded
Pasta w/Marinara Sauce (SF) - Bowtie pasta topped with a marina sauce and lots of veggies

Gluten Free & Dairy Free:

  • Please text Rachel @ 323-244-2089 for options

Tuesday

Cheese Pizza (V) - A classic slice of cheese pizza
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF) - Individually packaged sunbutter & jelly uncrustable sandwich, HFCS free
Caesar Salad - Chicken caesar salad; chicken & croutons can be excluded
Bean & Cheese Burrito (SF) - Refried beans and Mexican cheese wrapped in a grilled burrito

Gluten Free & Dairy Free:

  • Please text Rachel @ 323-244-2089 for options

Wednesday

Cheese Pizza (V) - A classic slice of cheese pizza
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF) - Individually packaged sunbutter & jelly uncrustable sandwich, HFCS free
Caesar Salad - Chicken caesar salad; chicken & croutons can be excluded
Macaroni and Cheese (SF) - Lunch Breaks signature mac and cheese is topped with baked bread crumbs

Gluten Free & Dairy Free:

  • Please text Rachel @ 323-244-2089 for options

Thursday

Cheese Pizza (V) - A classic slice of cheese pizza
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF) - Individually packaged sunbutter & jelly uncrustable sandwich, HFCS free
Caesar Salad - Chicken caesar salad; chicken & croutons can be excluded
Chicken Fried Rice - From corn and green beans to quinoa and carrots, this dish is flavor-filled with little bits of everything your child will want to discover

Gluten Free & Dairy Free:

  • Please text Rachel @ 323-244-2089 for options

Friday

Cheese Pizza (V) - A classic slice of cheese pizza
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF) - Individually packaged sunbutter & jelly uncrustable sandwich, HFCS free
Caesar Salad - Chicken caesar salad; chicken & croutons can be excluded
Pulled Pork Sandwich (EF, SF) - Slow cooked pork, topped with mild bbq sauce served on a bun

Gluten Free & Dairy Free:

  • Please text Rachel @ 323-244-2089 for options

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically—COVID may impact flexibility, but it won’t impact what is fair. Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Day Pass

Registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do unexpectedly miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at summer's end. Fair is fair.

$105 per day

Summer Pass

For anyone attending more than 30 days, consider our Summer Pass, with one fee that covers the entire summer. If you end up coming to camp less, worry not. We’ll add up what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically at summer's end.

$3,150 per child

Steve & Kate’s also offers limited need-based financial aid to qualifying families. For more information please see our Financial Aid page.

Please be sure to read our Things to Know Before Coming to Camp page for important information including COVID safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions.

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

June 21st - August 20th
*Closed July 5th
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location

Pacific Elementary School
1200 Pacific Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Ages

In California, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12.

Meet Us

S&K General Events

Join us at an upcoming event to learn a bit about Steve & Kate's and meet some of our team! Sign up for an Information Session, where we'll give a quick presentation about our program, and then have time for an open Q&A. Or grab the kiddos for an interactive game or workshop at an upcoming Family Night! You'll get to meet some of our team, connect with other families, and experience a little bit of Steve & Kate fun!

These events are not specific to a given camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule. See ya there! 

Contact Us

Online...for now

We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we're encouraging families to email, call, or schedule a virtual hangout with their director.

Local Director

Rachel

This is Rachel's 4th summer with Steve & Kate's Camp. Rachel loves being active and enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, SUP, yoga, HIIT and beach walks.

This summer Rachel can't wait to see all the beautiful faces of former campers and to meet all the new campers joining this summer.

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Rachel, your Manhattan Beach Director:

Call or text: 323-244-2089 | manhattanbeach@steveandkate.com

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Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in Manhattan Beach

I am so grateful for Steve & Kate's camp and for the experience my son had there last summer. There was one counselor in particular that went above and beyond to help him feel like he fits in, that his opinions are valued, and that his talents are meaningful. With her help, camp has given him an amazing boost to his confidence this summer, and it has been a joy to watch him spread his wings. I am also grateful to the camp director, Rachel, who gives wise leadership to both the kids and the counselors and empowers everyone on the team to be their best. 

Jeanne F.

(S&K parent)

This was Jack's second year back at the Manhattan Beach location and I feel like things really started to click for him in so many ways this summer. For a kid that is so focused on sports I love that he was encouraged to explore other parts of who he is, all while being surrounded with supportive people that just wanted to see him have a good time.

Kelli K.

(S&K parent)

I have an 8 year old daughter who has been attending Steve and Kate’s for the past four summers. From the moment you check in until the moment you check out it’s such a smooth operation. The flexibility that this camp offers is amazing, but we keep returning for the innovative studios, the energetic counselors, and the one of a kind model.  When I describe Steve and Kate’s to others I often use the term "free range kids”.  My daughter loves that she can go where she wants, when she wants, and for how long she wants. Whether it’s the sewing room or bread making or robotics the kids have the freedom to decide. I really can't say enough good things about this camp!!  

Maya

(S&K parent)

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Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

  • Check out the Pacific Elementary School Campus with this video tour of camp!
  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. 
  • You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.
  • Check out our virtual camp orientation for details relevant to all of our camp locations, including how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and more.
  • The ONLY entrance and exit we use for camp is on 17th Street between Pacific and N Poinsettia