STEVE & KATE'S VALLEY VILLAGE · DATES: Jun 15 - Aug 21, 2020 · ADDRESS: The Country School, 5243 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Valley Village, CA

Valley Village Summer Camp

Hey there, friend! Thanks for visiting. This is my eighth summer at Steve & Kate's. Our team's continued pledge is to keep the Valley Village site big, wild, loud, goofy, and as safe as possible. During the summer, I request only one thing of campers, staffers, and adults alike . . .  And that is respect, which is a big word for us to practice at any age.  My personal goal is to help your children trust their positive social instincts and embrace all of their creative abilities.  I hope we can celebrate these campers and ideas together this summer.

Kevin Kahn, Self-Director
Call or text: 323-244-2556 | valleyvillage@steveandkate.com

THE BASICS

Contact and Location

The Country School,
5243 Laurel Canyon Boulevard,
Valley Village, CA 91607

Email Kevin:
valleyvillage@steveandkate.com

Call or text Kevin:
323-244-2556

Camp Dates

June 15 - August 21, 2020

No camp Friday July 3, 2020

Need more camp? Day Passes and Summer Passes can be used at any location.

Ages

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

Parking

Unmetered parking is readily available on Weddington and on Laurel Canyon Blvd. Please make sure you abide by the signs that are on each street.

Please review instructions for curbside drop off and parking on campus.

SUMMER CAMP FEES THAT WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE.

  • Buy any number of Day Camp Passes for our summer camps and use them anytime.
  • Get fully refunded for any unused Day Camp Passes, automatically.
  • Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 7:30am to 6pm.

Day Pass

$100

Summer Pass

$3,000

To learn more about our summer camp fees and how refunds work, check out the fees page.
Fees for our mentorship program are a little different; you can find those details on the mentorship page.

UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT THIS LOCATION

  • If ya hadn't heard, the Valley can get kinda warm during the summertime; therefore, every ten to fifteen minutes at our site, a camper will SMASH A GONG, which reminds all other campers and staffers to stop for a water break.
  • The slip 'n' slide will be in operation during all hot days (90 degrees and higher) at least. We recommend that families apply sunblock at home and send children with a BATHING SUIT or change of clothes, a REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE and a TOWEL, each day.  That's all they really need.
  • THERE IS NO LONGER A "LAUNCHPAD" PROGRAM at Steve & Kate's, so while we will have plenty of staffers roving campus at all times, they will be checking-up on children of all ages and NOT primarily focused on a specific age-range of children; therefore, if your 4 year-old requires reminders to "use the bathroom" or "take a break to eat a snack," please make sure to add this information to your camper's file's special notes section (during registration).
  • PERSONAL ELECTRONICS (including all smart devices, phones, Apple watches, etc.) will not be permitted on campus in 2020.  From our on-site HQ, your children will always be permitted to contact you (if you want!). NOTE:  Mentees will be allotted specific times and locations on campus where they may utilize their own smart devices.
  • Due only to the amount of physical space we have available:  ROLLER-BLADES, BOARDS and SCOOTERS are not permitted.  In any other case in life:  Skate or die, dude.

REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The only entrance and exit we use during the summer is at the school's north gate on Weddington just west of Laurel Canyon Blvd. Drop-off and parking instructions are in the Parking section above.
  • BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION. This provides information relevant to all of our camp locations, including information and videos about how to check-in/check-out, what to bring (and not bring), and so much more.

Activities

The surest path towards thriving is if kids are driving. 

At Steve & Kate’s, we’ve always believed in following kids’ compasses. Today, our philosophy of self-direction feels even more vital. Campers act on their judgments and fuel their sense of self, develop the drive to adapt, leap and lead. We invest in kids’ boundless capability and credibility. They - and our world - will be better for it.

We can’t say exactly what days at camp will look like, where they’ll go, or what campers will wind up whipping up, but one thing’s for sure: kids drive. 

WEEKLY AND DAILY SPECIALS

Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Specials, including our custom dual lane slip 'n slide on-site all summer. More info on this location’s weekly and daily specials in 2020 can be found below. 

June 15 - 19, 2020

Are you even joking me right now?

We're kicking off the week & summer with a 20' tall dual waterslide!  This will be live June 15, 16, 17 & 18.

On Friday?

A series of epic, campus-wide NERF dart battles.  Supplies will be provided.

Events will include up to 35 campers and will last 15 minutes each.

Our youngest children can play, too, and they will be provided a calmer area to do so.

Ohhhhh, to be a camper again.

June 22 - 26, 2020

Saywhatnow?

Two freakin' days of laser tag.

Battles will be campus-wide and will include up to 28 children per game.  Supplies will be provided.

Our youngest children can play, too, and they will be provided a calmer area to do so.

What about Wednesday & Thursday?

Oh, just a 40' inflatable obstacle course.  Whatever.

And for Friday . . .

I'm thinking we're gonna bust out these CRAZY-FAST radio controlled cars.  We'll have three or four running at any one time, so please encourage your enthusiastic campers to put together ramps and challenge courses from material in the Scrap Heap.

And I'm not kidding.  The things are FAST.

June 29 - July 2, 2020

On the June 29 & 30 . . .

A 20' tall dual dry-slide?  Sweet!

And on July 1 & 2?

YOU asked for it.  YOU got it.

These are the doughnut dayz of summer.  Because.  Well.  America.

One lucky staffer will be preparing clean, high-quality doughnut holes.  All day.  So, your campers will get to eat doughnut holes.  All day.  It's a dang dream come true.

(You can "limit" the amount of doughnut holes your child is permitted to ingest.  Just signal a number to us during drop-off.)

No camp Friday July 3, 2020

July 6 - 10, 2020

July 6, 7, & 8 . . .

Soccer darts.  Sweet.

July 9

CRAZY-FAST radio controlled cars.  We'll have three or four running at any one time, so please encourage your enthusiastic campers to put together ramps and challenge courses from material in the Scrap Heap.

July 10

Razor trick trikes (Helmets are required, please).

July 13 - 17, 2020

July 13, 14, & 15 . . .

The radical 20' tall dual waterslide.

July 16

Super-soaked Thursday!  

A series of epic, campus-wide water battles.  Up to 35 blasters will be provided each round.

Our youngest children can play, too, and they will be provided a calmer area to do so.

July 17

A series of epic, campus-wide NERF dart battles.  Supplies will be provided.

Events will include up to 35 campers and will last 15 minutes each.

Our youngest children can play, too, and they will be provided a calmer area to do so.

July 20 - 24, 2020

July 20 & 21 . . .

40' inflatable obstacle course!

July 22, 23, & 24 . . .

CRAZY FAST radio-controlled cars!

Child-friendly archery!

And Razor trick trikes.  (Helmets are required for these, please.)

July 27 - 31, 2020

July 27 & 28 . . .

Two full days of campus-wide laser tag.  Up to 28 players out in the field.

Our youngest children can play, too, and they will be provided a calmer area to do so.

July 29 & 30 . . .

The radical 18' tall Velocity single-lane waterslide!

July 31?

Doughnut Dayz encore.

August 3 - 7, 2020

August 3, 4, 5, & 6 . . .

A radical 20' tall dual dry slide!

August 7 is Campers’ Choice.  By this date, we'll definitely know the summer's greatest hits so we'll bust 'em out.

August 10 - 14, 2020

August 10, 11, 12, & 13 . . .

Soccer darts!

August 14 is Campers’ Choice.  By this date, we'll definitely know the summer's greatest hits so we'll bust 'em out.

August 17 - 21, 2020

August 17, 18, 19, & 20 . . .

The radical, 18' tall Velocity single-lane waterslide

August 21 --->>> Carnival!

LUNCH INCLUDED

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.

Monday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Tuesday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Wednesday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Thursday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Friday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

TESTIMONIALS

OUTSTANDING! We were blown away by everything about Steve & Kate's camp!

Scott H.

(S&K parent)

The counselors are amazing, and they make this camp a one-of-a-kind experience

Renata I.

(S&K parent)

Kevin is amazing. We totally trust and adore him.

Genie H.

(S&K parent)

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