Founded in 2000, Fitness by the Sea offers over 80 activities every day at our camps in Santa Monica, Jonathan Club and our Pacific Palisades camps. If you’re looking for a premier day camp, located just minutes from Manhattan Beach … you’ve come to the right place.
Fitness by the Sea has become synonymous with excellence in the field of day camps. The FBS formula for success blends an experienced and spirited staff with dynamic and creative activities, offered in an encouraging, nurturing environment. Our emphasis is on friendship, fun, and personal growth.
We offer five different locations in southern California. You will find 2 locations in the Pacific Palisades, 2 in Jonathan Club, and 1 in Santa Monica.
Campers from Manhattan Beach have a short drive to one of our beach camps. Click here to get directions to our locations.
We like to say that Fitness by the Sea has “something for everyone.” We offer water activities, creative activities, team sports, individual sports, and theme days. On a typical day, our campers can go swimming, dance, take nature walks, watch a magic show, participate in arts & crafts, play soccer, baseball, or volleyball, learn to juggle, have fun with arts & crafts … and much much more.
Safety is a Top Priority at FBS Summer Camp
Fitness by the Sea has been called “the safest beach camp ever seen” by the Chief of LA County Lifeguards. We take safety very seriously. Here is just a short list of safety features at FBS:
- All staff are CPR and First Aid Certified
- 6:1 Camper to Staff Ratio
- Water Safety – Counselors are placed directly in the water with the campers while on-staff lifeguards watch from the beach. Professional Lifeguards are also on duty directly adjacent to our camp.
- Staff Chaperoned Bathroom Visits
- Sunscreen is liberally applied with staff assistance throughout the day
- Hydration – Campers are regularly encouraged to drink water throughout the day
- Brightly Colored Camp Uniforms – All campers must wear our FBS rash guard for easy identification by our staff and Professional Lifeguards.
Our Older Staff Makes A Difference
Having an experienced staff is one aspect of Fitness by the Sea that makes us different from other beach camps in Southern California. The average age our our staff members is 28 years old and we always maintain a 6 to 1 camper to staff ratio. During surfing, the ratio drops to 3:1 to ensure our camper’s safety in the water.
Staff members at Fitness by the Sea go through rigorous training before camp begins. They are trained in safety, child development, conflict resolution, leadership, and more. Staff members actively participate in all activities.
Register For The Upcoming Summer Camp Season
Our online enrollment system makes is easy to enroll now and select the dates that you’d like your child to attend Fitness by the Sea. You can register your child for any days you wish over the course of the entire summer – non-consecutive day’s are okay – and simply ask that each child sign up for a minimum of 5 days. When you register, you’ll be required to choose your attendance schedule for the summer. But you have the option, at no additional cost, to change your dates (with 24 hour advance notice) as needed.