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2023 Summer Camps and Activities

2023 Summer Camps and Activities

Here is a list of resources for activities/programs going on in the Los Angeles area over the summer. 
Please Note: These resources are provided for your consideration. Club 21 makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.

Camp Nugget 

Camp activities include motor skills, health-related physical fitness, dance, cooperative games, adapted sports, and aquatics taught by CSULB Adapted Physical Education students!

Dates: June 20-July 14


Camp Paivika

Camp Paivika offers children, teens and adults with disabilities a traditional camp experience delivered with nurturing support and, above all, an emphasis on fun!

Summer Camp for kids 9 and up. 

See website for dates based on age.


Center for Developing Kids/Sun Kids Camp

SunKids is a summer program run by occupational, physical, and speech therapists as well as trained volunteers. Planned events and activities include water play, music, pet day, crafts, as well as gross motor and sensory motor play. These activities are used to facilitate gross and fine motor skills, social interaction, and play in a safe and fun environment. Open to all children 4-7 years-old who have the ability to work in groups. Siblings and friends are encouraged to register.  Participants can sign up for 1 week or more.

The dates for SunKids 2022 are:

Week 1: July 25th to July 29th/Week 2: August 1st to August 5th                                                        

For more information, please call (626) 564-2700


Down for Dance

Offering both in-person and online classes

Visit website for dates of classes


Free 2 Be Me Dance

A 6 week program July – August. See website for dates of specific classes. 

Free 2 Be Me Dance is an adaptive dance program for children and adults with Down syndrome in the Los Angeles area. The mission of Free 2 Be Me Dance is to bring the joy of dance to individuals with Down syndrome. Through careful guidance and lots of attention in the classes, the dancers learn proper dance technique, coordination, and how to follow directions. It is a chance for the dancers to feel accepted all while having fun, building confidence, strength, and forming meaningful relationships with their fellow dancers as well as with their teachers and their peer educators.


I can bike

Years of research, months of planning by your local bike camp host and hours of volunteer ‘spotting’ by wonderful, concerned people from your community lead to your child attaining confidence to last a lifetime – achieved in just 5 days attending for 75 minutes each day.  At our iCan Bike programs, riders learn to balance, pedal, steer and take off on their own, many in five days or less

When: July 31st – August 4th, 2023 For Children 8 and up. Must have a 20” minimum inseam

Registration Contact:

For information, questions or to register for this bike camp please e-mail Kellie at or call 714-540-5794.


Jensen Schmitt Tennis Academy

The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy has been established and designed to meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down syndrome. Through a high level of motivational exercises and positive attitudes, our staff is dedicated to giving our students training in tennis, all the while having fun and building relationships.

When: June 19 – 21

9 am – 12 pm



PALS mission is to create inclusive camp experiences for people with and without Down syndrome. Our volunteer-led programs change attitudes, transform lives, and inspire a world of belonging.

July 16-22 

AGES: 12-17 (15-17 for Peers without DS) & 18+


The Friendship Foundation

Various camps and online programs over the summer. 

Click hyperlinked title above for details