Four Locations In Southern California
Fitness by the Sea offers two day camps in the Pacific Palisades, one camp in Santa Monica , and one at The Jonathan Club (members and sponsored guests only). All four camps offer the same six to one camper to staff ratio, the same high energy activities, and the same commitment to safety and child development. Ages at our locations range from 4 – 14 (please check specifics for each location).
How To Select The Best Location For Your Child
In most cases, the closest location will be your best choice since all four camps offer our unique variety of activities, safety, and the high energy and spirit we are known for. However, because all our locations are within 2 miles of each other, take a look below to see which will fit your child the best because the different camp locations do range in size and ages and one may fit your family better than another.
Pacific Palisades (Will Rogers Beach, Tower 14 – ‘Big’ Camp) is our most established location, offering the largest variety of activities and an unmatched level of energy and spirit. Many of our returning campers love the Pacific Palisades location because it offers an unrivaled variety of choices for campers and an unparalleled level of energy and spirit. Campers range in age from 5 – 14.
Palisades North (Will Rogers Beach, Tower 5 – ‘Little’ Camp) is our smallest camp which is great for first time campers, very young campers, or even campers who just prefer a quieter, less stimulating environment. This camp also offers a separate ‘Starfish’ program specifically for our 4-year old campers. So, if you’re looking for a smaller camp that still offers the positive energy, activities, safety, and fun of Fitness by the Sea, then look no further than Palisades North. Campers range in age from 4 – 11. (Please note … all campers must be fully potty trained and able to use the restroom unassisted.)
Santa Monica (North of Pier, Tower 10) is the perfect combination between our largest and smallest camp locations. This camp is large enough to offer a wide variety of activities and all the spirit and energy of Fitness by the Sea, but still small enough for those campers who prefer a more nurturing environment. Campers range in age from 5 – 14.
Jonathan Club (Jonathan Beach Club, Santa Monica) welcomes members and sponsored guests of Jonathan Club. This program offers the level of service and convenience Jonathan Club members are accustomed to along with all of the unsurpassed Fitness by the Sea program for your child. Campers range in age from 4 – 11.
Specialty Program for 4 Year Olds at Palisades North and Jonathan Club Camps
We welcome 4 year old campers into our Starfish program at both our Palisades North and Jonathan Club camp locations. The Starfish groups are led by dedicated counselors who specifically focus on the needs, both physical and emotional, of these young campers. These programs are a welcome haven for the 4 year old child who may need a bit of extra attention entering the summer camp world.
Though they are our youngest group, everything will be in reach with the help of our amazing staff (average age 28 years old). With one counselor for every five campers, these young Starfish will be challenged with age-appropriate activities designed to help build social skills, motor development and imagination.
Driving Directions to Each Camp
FBS PACIFIC PALISADES & PALISADES NORTH
From Pacific Palisades Take Temescal Canyon west, cross Pacific Coast Highway into the beach parking lot.
From Santa Monica Take Pacific Coast Highway north until you reach Temescal Canyon. Turn left into the beach parking lot.
From West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Take the 10 Freeway west until it ends and becomes Pacific Coast Highway. Continue north on Pacific Coast Highway for approximately 3.5 miles to Temescal Canyon, turn left into the beach parking lot.
You will receive a parking pass (valid for 15 minutes) at the entrance from a Fitness by the Sea staff member or the parking attendant, which you will need to show to the parking attendant and then place in your front window.
Once you have passed the parking attendant, make a u-turn in the parking lot and proceed South for .75 miles to Lifeguard Tower 14 if you are traveling to our original Palisades location. If you are traveling to Palisades North, then continue traveling north for .5 miles to Lifeguard Tower 5.
FBS SANTA MONICA
From North Santa Monica, Brentwood Take California Avenue west, cross Ocean Avenue, down incline to Pacific Coast Highway, turn left. In less a quarter mile, turn right into Santa Monica Parking Lot #4 (North of Santa Monica Pier).
From South Santa Monica, Ocean Park, Venice, Mar Vista Take Lincoln Boulevard north to the 10 Freeway west. Follow the 10 Freeway until it ends and turns into Pacific Coast Highway. Proceed north on Pacific Coast Highway for approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left into Santa Monica Parking Lot #4 before you reach California Incline (lighted intersection).
From West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Beverly Hills Take Wilshire Boulevard west to Ocean Avenue, turn right. Proceed north on Ocean Avenue to California Incline, turn left. Follow California Incline down to Pacific Coast Highway, turn left. In less a quarter mile, turn right into Santa Monica Parking Lot #4 (North of Santa Monica Pier).
From Century City, Palms, Culver City Take the 10 Freeway west until it ends and turns into Pacific Coast Highway. Proceed north on Pacific Coast Highway for approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left into Santa Monica Parking Lot #4 before you reach California Incline (lighted intersection).
FBS JONATHAN CLUB
Located at 850 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, CA 90403
From Pacific Palisades Take Temescal Canyon west, turn left onto Pacific Coast Highway for approximately 2 miles to the California Incline. Turn right into the Club parking lot.
From Santa Monica Take Pacific Coast Highway north until you reach the California Incline. Turn left into the Club parking lot.
From West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Take the 10 Freeway west until it ends and becomes Pacific Coast Highway. Continue north on Pacific Coast Highway for approximately 3/4 miles to the California Incline. Turn left into the Club parking lot.
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“We were thrilled about Palisades North location opening! We’ve been sending our oldest son to Palisades South for the last three years, but were hoping to get our younger son into a smaller camp. Now we can send both of our kids to two different FBS locations and the best part is that they’re in the same parking lot.” – FBS Parent