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Monterey Day & Summer Camps

Monterey Summer and Day Camps

Monterey Day and Summer Camps provide a wide variety of fun and educational opportunities for children of all ages.  From music and art to sports and marine science camps, you are sure to find something that will engage your child throughout the summer months.

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All Saints' Summer Fun in the Sun –  Summer Program

8060 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA   (831) 624-9171 x 40

Join us for a summer filled with fun! We offer a unique blend of music, arts, academics, outdoor activities, and more!

Camp SEA Lab

100 Campus Center, Building 42, Seaside, CA   (831) 582-3681

Offering day, residential, and teen camps, Camp SEA Lab is a marine science camp adventure for youth ages 8-13 on California's Monterey Bay. Camp SEA Lab also offers  leadership programs, a teacher development programs, science camps for schools, and family programs."

Catalyst Soccer

(831) 423-3556

Player Development Programs Four Great Spring Programs at Carmel Middle School

Central Coast YMCA – Day Camps

Multiple locations
Day camp is offered during school holidays and summer break.  Y Day Camp provides kids a fun way to enjoy their vacations and families, a way to give their children a positive developmental experience.

Douglas Ranch Camp – Summer Day and Resident Camps

33200 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924   (831) 659-2761

Douglas Ranch Camps is a traditional residential ranch summer camp in Carmel Valley, California, with activities such as horseback riding, tennis, archery, riflery, swimming, and arts and crafts.

Horse-N-Around – The Mitchell Ranch

980 Travers Ln, Watsonville, CA 95076   (408) 528-5461

Horse-n-Around offers horseback riding lessons to beginner riders of all ages.  We have a unique children's Discovery Program designed to introduce children to the world of horses.  We also offer summer camps.  We have a dual approach to our lesson/camp program spending equal time on safety and ground work and to riding.  Our focus is always on safety and we introduce equine behavior as a way to do this as well.  Students must have the control on the ground before they can have control in the saddle.  Ours is a one on one approach. 

Kennolyn Camps

8205 Glen Haven Rd., Soquel, CA  (831) 479*-6714

Day, resident, family and equestrian camps. Campers enjoy miles of breathtaking trails through the Redwoods for hiking, Mountain Biking and Trail Riding.

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Teen Programs

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940       (831) 648-4800

The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers educational programs that help teens learn about ocean conservation.

Point Lobos Summer Adventures Program – Summer Programs

Route 1, Carmel, CA 93923        (866) 338-7227

Summer Outdoor Program presented by State Park staff and based out of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

Kids 8-13 years old will have the opportunity to have fun and enjoy the outdoors in California State Parks.

SPCA Camps for Kids

1002 Highway 68 Monterey, CA    (831) 373-2631 or 422-4721 ext. 204

The SPCA’s week-long summer day camp offers children a unique mix of fun, exciting, and educational hands-on experiences.



What’s on Tap


Monterey Festivals & Events:

Pacific Grove Butterfly Days – Oct. 6, 7 & 8 2017

Parade, bazaar, special events at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 8, 2017

Capitola Wharf, Capitola, CA

Monterey Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2017

Whale Watching – Dec. through May


For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Monterey.



Top Attractions:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Aquarium is your window to marine life in the Monterey Bay!

Cannery Row

Historic Cannery Row is great destination for hotels, shopping, dining, and, oh, yes, the Aquarium!

Monterey Fishing

Fall is fishing and crabbing season!

Kayaking and SCUBA Diving

The rocky bottom around Monterey make it perfect for ocean adventures!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


Pebble Beach…need I say more.


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




Monterey’s Summer Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially on Highway 1 between Seaside and Monterey. Also, 68 between Highway 1 and 101 can be extremely slow. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.

Carmel Valley and Big Sur have major wildfires. Authorities expect them to burn through the end of August! Google for the latest news.