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Steve & Kate's Camp

Steve & Kate's Camp

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. They try, fail, and learn on their own. They learn to trust their own judgment and tackle the challenges of an ever-changing world with creativity and confidence. Campers choose minute to minute from a variety of activities including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, sports & rec, makers crafts, bread making, and more. They'll decide what they want to do, and for how long.


This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, and use them at any time. No weekly reservations are required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, we’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end.


Lunch, snacks, and all hours (8am–6pm) are all included.


    Manhattan Beach:
    Pacific ElementarySchool 



    St. James Catholic School

    4625 Garnet St., Torrance, CA 90503 



    Walden School  

    74 South San Gabriel Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107


    Valley Village:

    The Country School 

    5243 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107


    Santa Monica:

    Franklin Elementary School 

    2400 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


    Mar Vista: 
    Citizens of the World Charter School Mar Vista
    11561 Gateway Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064




    8:00 am - 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 44 days of camp in Torrance!
    • 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


    Click here for more information


    For financial aid, please click here



    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Kathryn O.

    I could not have asked for a better camp for my son. The staff was attentive and enthusiastic. There were tons of activities for him to choose from and I literally had to tear him away at pick up! 


    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kelli K.

    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 by supportive people that just wanted to see him have a good time. 


    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Maya

    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!! 



    Manhattan Beach: 323-244-2089 

    Torrance: 424-436-3425 

    Pasadena: 323-244-2531 

    Valley Village:  323-244-2556 

    Santa Monica:  310-400-6876