Adventures and explorations to Southern California coastal and favorite attractions await teens this summer at the Youth Center’s Teen Camp, which runs weekly June 19 to Aug. 18 out of Rossmoor Park. Registrations are going on now.
Children ages 12 to 18 will travel on the Youth Center bus to planned places like Universal Studios, Catalina Island, and Disney’s California Adventure. They’ll also experience kayaking, paddle boarding, and visit Crystal Cove and the Long Beach Marine Institute with hands-on science lessons aboard the RV Challenger. On “Teen Choice Day” they can their chose activities and trips as they personalize their camp experience with a variety of outings including places like Get Air, the O.C. Fair, Laser Quest, and taking in an Angel’s game.
“This popular camp has drawn kids from around the world including Russia, China, Japan, Australia, and throughout Europe, and often, campers build life-long friendships,” according to Youth Center Executive Director Lina Lumme. Her husband, middle school teacher Hans Lumme heads up Teen Camp and has for several summers now.
“I love running the Teen Camp because there are no camps like this one for teens,” Lumme said. “Campers are constantly on the go exploring the Southern California coast and adventure parks. Teens get to know each other and many stay friends even after the summer is over.”
“Unlike other camps, our kids have ‘a voice and choice’ for what they want to experience,” he added. “It makes for an unforgettable summer that facilitates friendships in a small group setting, with the kids constantly on-the-go!”
Prices are all inclusive, including all weekly activities and trips ranging from $99 during the week of the Fourth of July to $249 for the other weeks. Space fills up quickly as the camp accepts only 20 children each week. Parents can sign up for any or all weeks, and free extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. are offered at Camp S.H.A.R.K. at Rossmoor Park. Teens meet at the park each day of camp.
For more information or to register for Teen Camp, visit online at www.theyouthcenter.org or call 562-493-4043.