***To ensure the safety of our campers and staff, we have implemented several changes to our scheduling, policies, and programming in order to adhere to COVID Safety Guidelines. Therefore, for this summer season, we will be modifying our typical programming.
Campers will remain in groups and will rotate through a full schedule of our most popular activities. Due to safety guidelines, we will not be able to offer some higher-exposure activities this summer.
The information below reflects the programming style offered in a typical, non-COVID, camp season.***
We Give Campers the Freedom to Choose Their Own Activities
Fitness by the Sea was the first beach camp in Southern California to allow campers to choose their own activities throughout the day—what we call the Power of Choice. Every day we offer over 50 different water sports, team sports, individual sports, and creative activities.
During each activity period, campers can choose from between 5 and 15 different activities (depending on the camp location). They can participate in as many or as few as they want and can start and stop activities as desired.
This gives campers control of their day and allows them to customize their camp experience to suit their tastes. (To ensure camper safety, as our campers move between activities, our directors shift staff to maintain our 6:1 campers to staff ratios.)
Offering over 50 daily activities and a flexible, go-with-the-flow schedule lets kids tap into what they love, regardless of skill level. Plus, each activity is guided by counselors who really know their stuff, all in a pressure-free, positive, safe environment of encouragement, and most of all, FUN!
So, why offer so many activities? The obvious answer is that it guarantees our camp is a boredom-free zone for every child to explore and find something they will truly enjoy.
At FBS, we offer five different kinds of activities each day:
We offer water activities for campers of all ages and experience, whether they are learning to hold their breath underwater, hopping onto a boogie board, or feeling the rush of standing on a surfboard for the first time.
Even if your child has no ocean experience, our professional swimming instructors will guide your child gently, safely, step-by-step to become swimmers—and to have a healthy respect for the ocean too.
More experienced campers will feel their confidence soar as they progress from swimming, to boogie boarding, to paddling, to surfing.
- Skim boarding
- Boogie boarding
- Knee boarding
Team sports at Fitness by the Sea provides a unique environment of learning, teamwork, and competition, all on state-of-the-art equipment.
Our camp’s sports instruction is customized to meet the needs of campers at various ages and skill levels, and the primary focus is always on HAVING FUN! Basic rules and instructions are offered before a new sport is introduced , and staff members actively participate to provide leadership and mentoring.
- Dodge ball
- Flag football
- Capture the flag
Individual sports are unmatched ways for kids to build confidence, learn new skills, and strive to beat personal bests. Kids display courage when they present a cheerleading routine in front of the whole camp, confidence when they do their first jump over the gymnastics vault, resilience when they lose a fencing match—and humility when they win one.
Individual sports provide lessons for a lifetime of achievement and character building. And as your child discovers new skills, our experts-in-the-field are there every step of the way demonstrating, encouraging, and coaching.
At FBS, our focus is not winning or losing, but on participation and effort, and every camper is encouraged to be proud of themselves regardless of outcome.
- Martial Arts
- Obstacle Course
Creative activities at FBS are some of the busiest, where campers can let their inner artist burst forth. Our experienced staff members teach and inspire campers to discover their abilities and unleash their imaginations.
Whether campers are singing in American Idol, performing a dance routine, or building sandcastles, they can enjoy incredible opportunities to discover their interests and develop their talents.
We are an active bunch but believe creativity, personal expression, and imagination are as important as athletics and are vital components of critical problem solving and personal well-being.
- Arts and Crafts
- Puppet Shows
- Nature Walks
- Balloon Animals
- Karaoke Singing
- Magic Shows
- Sand Castles
In the Shade Activities
Shade is another very important aspect for consideration when children are playing outside and there is plenty to be found under our roomy 10′ x 10′ cabanas.
To encourage our campers to cool off in the shade during the day, we provide a variety of games and activities that are based under the cabanas.
We make time in the shade as fun as in the sun and surf!
- Face Painting
- Balloon Animals
- Theater Games
- Trivia Games
- Lanyards & Beading
- Card Games
Roars of laughter and fun explode from the beach when Fitness By The Sea transforms into a magical world for Theme Days. These are some of the zaniest, most memorable days of the summer and we go “over the top” to decorate our facilities.
The music, the activities, and the staff costumes reflect the theme, giving campers a sense of wonder and excitement when they arrive. Campers and staff alike love wearing costumes and offer an unparalleled opportunity to express their creativity and let their imagination soar.
We brainstorm new and exciting Theme Days every year. Here are our Theme Days for the 2020 summer:
- Circus, Circus – Step right up, step right up and get your ticket. Join us under the big top we’ll be walking the tight rope, juggling, going on a peanut hunt, and putting on the greatest performance FBS has ever seen.
- Halloween Day – Vampires, princesses, and ghosts roam the beach on Halloween Day. Campers love to show off their favorite costume and play some of our “ghoulish games” and “supernatural sports!
- Carnival Day – Come celebrate the biggest event on the beach and try your luck at Carnival row tossing the ring, spinning the roulette wheel, or throwing the bean bag while collecting tickets to cash in at the prize booth.
- Pajama Party – Get right out of bed, put on your comfiest PJ’s and join us for the best slumber party on the beach. Epic pillow fights, evening snacks, and incredible stories are a sample of what’s in store for you!
- Luau – It’s the last week of camp, so it’s time for a party! Campers dress for a full day of sunshine, pineapple, leis, grass shirts, limbo, and hula dancing. A great way to end the summer!
Whatever your camper loves to do, he or she will find it at FBS! FBS prides itself on offering a tremendous range of aquatics, team sports, individual sports, and creative activities to appeal to a wide variety of camper interests.
A Fitness by the Sea summer is all about laughing, playing, and growing together! Campers build self-confidence, friendships, and memories as they have fun and work as a team.
And we do all this because we know that when these activities are wrapped in a culture of fun and acceptance that lays a foundation for building extraordinary kids.
My kids learn a lot at school, but their character growth and social skills skyrocket
when they attend FBS. – FBS Parent