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Valley Village Summer Camp

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

VALLEY VILLAGE, CA

Valley Village Summer Day Camp

All year long, kids find themselves encased in rigid structure.

When summer comes, we give them what they desperately need — freedom to expand and evolve. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose which activities they do, whom they do it with and for how long. For kids, this experience is pure joy. It’s also a kind of training ground for life, where they’ll need to be empowered and independent and resilient and responsible for their own decisions. Happy human-ing starts here.

Grown-ups adore freedom, too.

We’ve described the magical gift you give your kids when you empower them to make their own decisions. Now let’s talk hardcore convenience for you:

  • Buy a Summer Pass and send your kid to camp any day you want? Check.
  • Drop them off and pick them up whenever you want? Yup.
  • Long camp hours, all included in your camp fee? Totally.
  • Tasty meals and snacks, also included? You bet.
  • Get an automatic refund for unused days at summer’s end? For sure.
  • Do you desire this kind of freedom? Yes, you do.
Activities

The camper’s dilemma.

Coding. Sewing. Baking. Making. Sporting. Lounging. Every day, campers face the excruciating task of choosing from these and many more engrossing activities. Some select a mix of many. Others burrow deep into one or two. Every morning, they face a brand new day bristling with terrible trade-offs and tantalizing possibilities.

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STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

Create animated art in our bustling Media Lab, as you breathe life into your stories via stop-motion “shorts” filmed on our purpose-built animation stages.
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SEWING SALON

Use customized patterns and challenges—and a mix of hand and machine sewing—to manufacture bags, clothing and other fashionable, funky creations. This year campers can even use stencils to design their own fabric.
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CODING

Absorb hands-on coding concepts using curated iPad apps with drag-and-drop platforms that cater to both early and advanced readers. Our approach gamifies the learning process to put power in the hands of new coders.
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THE STAGE

Move and groove with motion-based games like Just Dance, or film your own music videos with friends. New this year campers can also make puppets for our custom theater. Want to burst out in song and dance, or act out a gripping dramatic scene? This is your big moment.
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ROBOTICS

Leverage leading-edge robotic technology to empower your learning and problem-solving. Choose from guided activities and self-directed games, plus tools like robot landscapes and custom mazes.
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BAKERY

Bake up a storm in our wildly popular test kitchen. Choose fillings, spices, and add-ons, explore new flavors, and customize confections to satisfy your discerning palate.
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TINKER LAB

Release your inner innovator with crafts, inventor kits, 3D pens, and giant foam blocks. Construct take-home projects or collaborate on large-scale builds such as forts or thrones. Our hand-selected STEAM-based materials fuel your curiosity and inspire exploration.
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S&K TRADITIONS

Participate in decades-old Steve & Kate’s traditions like Find Chuckie—our beloved, elusive, rubber chicken—and Friday Pie-Day—where you can cap off a productive week by treating friends and camp staffers to a refreshing pie in the face.
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SPORTS & REC

Run, jump, throw, kick, play. Each site is equipped with go-karts and additional athletic gear optimized for the available fields and play spaces. Team up with peers and staffers to play sports, design games, concoct obstacle courses and more.
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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Every day, experience a special, show- stopping activity. A giant inflatable, a musical performance or guest speaker, a movement class, obstacle course—anything’s possible. We’ll announce our official 2024 specials lineup this spring.
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WATER PLAY

On a sweltering summer afternoon, nothing keeps you cooler than games and activities like water tag, inflatable slip n’ slides and giant sprinklers. Wherever space, weather, and local water restrictions allow ‘em, we provide ‘em.
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LOUNGE

Enter a pulsating paradise of foosball, marble mazes and other indoor diversions. Retreat to a quiet corner with sensory objects, puzzles and fidget toys. Or immerse yourself in a selection from our library of books curated for all ages and interests.

Extra action.

At Steve & Kate’s, enough is never enough. So every week we supplement our main offering of awesome activities with thrill-inducing weekly specials. Here’s what’s coming this summer to your location:

JUNE 10 - JUNE 13

Jumbo Bounce House!
Monday–Wednesday
Campers can bounce the day away in this HUGE bounce house!

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Thursday + Friday Afternoons!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

Foam Party!
Thursday, 2PM-3PM
A super awesome party where Foam Cannons shoot hypo-allergenic, all natural foam high in the air, sending it floating down around the dance floor. Swimsuit required!

JUNE 17 - JUNE 21

Sports Bounce House + Slide!
Monday–Wednesday
This inflatable is perfect for all the little athletes out there who want to have a fun-filled day of bouncing, climbing, sliding, and shooting hoops

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Thursday + Friday Afternoons!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

Foam Party!
Thursday, 2PM-3PM
A super awesome party where Foam Cannons shoot hypo-allergenic, all natural foam high in the air, sending it floating down around the dance floor. Swimsuit required!

JUNE 24 - JUNE 28

Tropical Bounce House + Slide!
Monday–Wednesday
This tropical themed bounce house features a bouncing area, basketball hoop, climber and dual slide.

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Thursday + Friday Afternoons!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

Slime Making Party!
Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00PM
Join us for a DIY slime making party where campers get to take the slime home!

JULY 1- JULY 5

Circus Bounce House!
Monday–Wednesday
Calling all clowns! This circus tent bounce house will have campers bouncing, flipping and twirling!

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Friday morning!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater!
Friday, 2PM-3PM
Local LA institution, The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is coming to camp for a performance! After the show, campers will get an up close look at some of their puppets.

JULY 8 - JULY 12

30′ Inflatable Obstacle Course
Monday–Wednesday
This4 bounce house features a crawl through and push through challenge, a race, AND a 2 person climb and a slide

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Friday Afternoon!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

MadScience- GasWorks Show!
Thursday, 2PM-2PM
This outdoor event explores the mysterious world of gasses. Start off with a wacky flying balloon and end with a rocket launch!

JULY 15 - JULY 19

Jumbo Extreme Bounce House!
Monday–Wednesday
This bounce house is jumbo. This bounce house is extreme. This bounce house is Jumbo Extreme!

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Friday Afternoon!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

Birds of Prey Show!
Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Raptor Events presents, The Birds of Prey Show, where campers will see a variety of different birds up close and may even get to touch some of them!

Disco Dance Party!
Thursday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Time to get funky with a glow-stick-powered dance party!

JULY 22 - JULY 26

Enchanted Castle Bounce House + Slide!
Monday–Wednesday
Enter the bouncing area, climb up an enchanted climber, and slide down the flaming red dragon as it attacks the inflatable castle!

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Friday Afternoon!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

The Arty Loon Magic Show!
Thursday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
A Steve & Kate’s classic, It’s the Arty Loon Magic show!

JULY 29- AUGUST 2

Construction Truck Bounce House + Slide!
Monday–Wednesday
Take a ride in this construction truck bounce house complete with cabin, big 3D wheels and a slide!

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Friday Afternoon!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

Tie Dye Day!
Thursday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
It’s tie-dye time! Bring something from home, or grab a pair of socks from camp and tie-dye it!

AUGUST 5- AUGUST 9

35′ Inclined Inflatable Obstacle Course!
Monday–Wednesday
Jump, dive an dodge your way through this intense obstacle course!

Camp Go-Carts!
Friday Morning!
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Water Play!
Friday Afternoon!
Time for the Slip-n-slide! Campers can bring swimsuits and play on our gigantic outdoor slip-n-slide.

SoCal Drum Party!
Wednesday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Campers have the chance to rock out in a drum circle where they’ll be lead through exciting games, fun activities and of course, groovy jams.

Reptile Show!
Thursday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Raptor Events returns for a reptile show! Campers will meet lizards, tortoises, bugs and even snakes!

AUGUST 11- AUGUST 16

Jumbo Extreme Bounce House
Monday–Wednesday
If there is anytime to go both jumbo and extreme, it’s for our last week of camp!

Camp Go-Carts!
Wednesday afternoon
Race around our very own camp go-cart track on powered or pedal-powered carts!

Foam Party!
Wednesday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
A super awesome party where Foam Cannons shoot hypo-allergenic, all natural foam high in the air, sending it floating down around the dance floor. Swimsuit required!

CARNIVAL DAY AUGUST 16

Our last day of camp is the biggest, best carnival in town! Don’t miss it! More details to come.

Youngest campers fly solo, but there’s a net.

Most kids take to life at Steve & Kate’s like the naturally hardy individuals they are. For some, especially our younger campers, it can take a little longer to get their wings. That’s why each camp has staff dedicated specifically to supporting our youngest campers. Helping these campers discover their camp magic is the whole point of our Youngest Camper Support Staff, and every time it’s exhilarating to behold.

Food

Eat your heart out.

Life without delicious food sucks. That’s why our cuisine de camp features a mouth-watering array of tasty, nourishing grub. In partnership with fan favorite restaurants, we keep kids fired up with food they love — from piping hot pizza to salubrious Caesar salads to tangy tomato soup, and much more. Our menus include rotating specials as well as healthy snacks and sides kids can grab whenever their fuel gauge dips into the red. Chomp, chomp. Munch, munch.

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Fees

What camp costs.

Perhaps you are a grown-up who loves to plan. Or maybe you’re an expert of the fine art of logistical improvisation. Miraculously, our camp fees are designed to scratch both of your respective itches. Buy any number of Day Passes or a Summer Pass, and use them whenever you want during the summer. Don’t even bother to let us know when you’re coming — just roll up. If your plans change, don’t sweat it. We’ll automatically refund your unused Passes in full at summer’s end. How many other camps can offer you that level of flexibility?*

*Not one that we know of.

Day Pass and Summer Pass fees cover the entire Steve & Kate’s experience, including lunch, snacks, activities and the entire day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them anytime
  • Upgrade to a Summer Pass at any time by purchasing 30 Day Passes per a given child
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • One fee covers the entire summer–That’s up to 49 days of camp in Valley Village!
  • If you purchase a Summer Pass and use less than 30 days of camp, we’ll calculate what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund you the difference automatically in mid September
Camp details

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DATES

Jun 10 - Aug 16

NOTES

Closed 7/4

HOURS

8am to 6pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

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

DIRECTOR

Anthony

CALL/TEXT

323.244.2556

Additional info for denizens of Valley Village

Mentorship Program


We’re excited to offer our Mentorship Program at this camp location for Summer 2024!

Intended exclusively for children ages 14-15, our Mentorship Program is an experience where participants can get a taste of what it’s like to be a counselor and develop leadership skills, while upholding our self-directed philosophy.

With the supervision of Steve & Kate’s staff, Mentees (our program participants) will help facilitate camp activities, engage with campers, and help encourage camper connection and participation. The program utilizes self-directed learning to support Mentees in their development into young adults ready to take on more responsibilities.

Mentorship Rates:

Mentorship Day Pass Rate: $90
Mentorship Summer Pass Rate: $2,700
Returning Mentees: $0

Per usual, any unused Mentorship Day Passes will be automatically refunded in full at summer’s end. If you purchase a Mentorship Summer Pass and end up using less than 30 days of camp, then we’ll calculate what you would have paid at the daily rate and refund you the difference automatically.

Mentorship Application

To participate in the Mentorship Program, please submit an application here. Please note that Mentees must attend the camp location they apply for. Once approved, your local director will email you with instructions for completing registration. If you have any questions, please reach out to your local director.

Outdoor Group Gatherings Notice

Please note that we will utilize wedding style tents for all camp gatherings throughout the summer camp season. This will provide us a shaded outdoor space for large group activities, shows, & events.

Virtual Camp Orientation & Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures

Check out our virtual camp orientation for everything you need to know before your first day of camp, coming this spring. Once we get closer to summer, we’ll email registered families a link to our virtual, camp orientation. This will provide important information such as camp drop-off & pick-up procedures, how to check-in and check-out of camp each day, what to bring (and not bring), and a few more camp details.

Campus & Accessibility Details

The Country School is ADA-accessible

Testimonials

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

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My 6 year old spent most of his summer at Steve & Kate's and had the best experience.
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The counselors are amazing, and they make this camp a one-of-a-kind experience
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Staff

So much more than
a job.

For our team members, giving kids the space to liberate their true potential becomes a kind of calling. Think of them as a high-energy, warm-hearted crew of child advocates who deftly balance two invaluable skills — that of providing structure and guidance, and that of staying the heck out of campers’ ways. If that’s not enough, they’re all background-checked and trained in CPR and first-aid. Say “hi” to them at camp — they’d love to meet you.

Events

Steve & Kate's Events

Join us at an upcoming virtual Information Session to learn all the camp basics. We’ll give a quick presentation and overview on our program, and then answer any questions you have. Please note that Information Sessions are open to all Steve & Kate’s Camps, and are not specific to any given location. All Information Sessions are listed in ET.

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Your camp director

Meet your illustrious camp director.

Our camp directors are year-round employees. That means you are free to contact them anytime with your questions about life at Steve & Kate’s, or questions about life in general.

Anthony Lombard

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Anthony joined the S&K team in 2023! When not at camp you can usually find Anthony hanging out with his wife and dog, cooking delicious meals, or making funny music videos with friends.

This summer Anthony is most excited to see everything the campers create–self portraits, delicious baked goods (preferably with chocolate), stop-motion movies featuring an eraser, and his favorite, an elaborate self-choreographed dance made at lunch.

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