Palms Summer Camp for Kids and Teens, Ages 4-14.

Group of kids playing in the ocean

BUS TRANSPORTATION available in Mar Vista and Cheviot Hills

I’m Eric Colton and I operate Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp with my wife, Billie. If you live in Palms and you’re looking for a safe and fun camp experience for your kids this summer, just give us a try. We have four beachside locations in Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades.

Many Palms kids attend camp with us each summer and we’ve got lots of amazing activities planned this year, and we don’t want your child to miss out!

Due to Covid and LA County Health Department guidelines this summer, we are offering flexible week-by-week enrollment. Sign up for a week. Then if your child has such a blast and they want to sign up for more (and we’re pretty sure they will), sign up for more!

We also have great transportation options with bus stops in Mar Vista and Cheviot Hills.

All in the most beautiful beach environment anywhere! Don’t miss out! Sign up today!

Bus Stop for Palms Kids

Summer is precious. We want you to make the most of you and your child’s day. So if you are concerned about whether you can get your child to camp and still make it to work, consider our bus stops in Mar Vista and Cheviot Hills.

Our buses are safety-equipped, including seat belts and are driven by a dedicated, professional bus driver. We also make the ride a part of the camp day. Each bus is staffed by at least two FBS counselors, responsible for caring for and entertaining campers. Your child can participate in games, songs, and activities—or just chill after some serious beach action.

Sign Up by the Day!

We were the first camp to give you complete and total freedom to sign up for camp day-by-day whenever you want. That means you can pick any starting and ending date you want — add as many or few weeks as you prefer — with no other requirements other than choosing a camp schedule that works best for your busy family.

So whether you prefer just 1 week of camp this summer or all 12, we’re open. YOU decide when and how often you want to send your child to camp, not us. Whatever schedule works best for your family is the perfect schedule for us!

How Much Does Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp Cost?

The current weekly rate to attend Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp is $405 per week (depending on the number of weeks you purchase).  This is the Early Bird discount rate which includes all camp equipment, instruction, activities, equipment, special days and events, and of course the freedom to create your own camp schedule sending your child to camp day-by-day whenever you want.

Open House at Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades

If you’re interested in learning more about Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp and want to see how things take place every day at camp, please attend our next Open House at Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades.

It’s completely free and our counselors and staff will also be there to say hello and answer your questions. Be sure to bring your whole family and your friends for games, entertainments, prizes, and refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Our 23rd Year as the “Safest Summer Program”!

Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp is the only camp recognized as the safest summer beach camp program for Palms kids. To achieve and maintain camp standards, our operation is observed and evaluated on an ongoing basis by the Captain of the LA County Lifeguards during our 11-week summer program. So if safety, quality, and credibility is important to you, your best option is Fitness by the Sea. No stone has been left unturned to make sure your child has tons of fun—safely!

A Lifetime of Fitness – Over 50 Daily Activities

There’s a reason we have “fitness” in our name. We believe an active kid is a happy kid. With the enticing pull of electronics, fewer kids are getting outside, being active, and making new friends. But there truly is no substitution for being in a beautiful place outdoors filled with laughter, cheers of encouragement, and endless activities.

And in this environment, once they know what it feels like to rip through the water on a boogie board, fly through the air doing gymnastics, or slamming a ball for a home-run, they will want to remain active.

With over 50 activities available on any given day to pick and choose from, kids are certain to discover their natural talents and interests, Without realizing it, they will foster a desire to get outside and a lifelong desire to make healthy choices.

Different Camp Programs

Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp is for everyone. No matter your child’s age or previous ocean experience or swimming level, we have a fun, age-appropriate beach camp program. We also offer two different camps:

“Medium Size” Camp–Santa Monica

“Big Size” Camp–Pacific Palisades

Our 4-year-old campers are enrolled in our Clownfish Program featuring activities designed just for them, available at our Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades locations.

Super Counselors

You (and your camper!) will be blown away at the maturity, care, and attention to detail our role-model camp counselors provide. They’re all CPR and First Aid certified, and many are back for their 4th and 5th summers and even longer with us. (In fact, many of our staffers were once campers at FBS themselves when they were your child’s age!)

As we always say, the mark of great camp counselor is the impression he or she leaves on a child after summer ends. We guarantee your child will remember their Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp counselor fondly all their lives.

Happiness Guaranteed!

We realize paying for camp is a big financial commitment for many families. We want you to feel confident in your choice when picking Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp. If you sign up for camp and something comes up or you’re not convinced, you can cancel by May 16 for a full refund.

If your child is already attending a camp and you or your child is not completely satisfied, we will enroll your child into another camp. We want your child to come home happy, healthy, and full of excitement and stories about the blast they had at Fitness by the Sea!

How to Sign Up for Camp

Have questions about the enrollment process? Here’s a page where you can get all your registration questions answered.

If you’re good to go, you can sign up for camp. If you decide to sign up for camp and choose transportation, you’ll be able to click the Mar Vista bus stop directly from the enrollment form.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this summer! So many other Palms families are already signed up, we hope you’ll join them too! 🙂