Van Nuys Premiere Beach Camp Since 2000

Group of kids splashing in the ocean

We’ve been a bit hit with Van Nuys families for 23 years. Families keep coming back because of our:

Best of all, no experience is necessary! Your child will be in a safe, supportive, instructive environment, learning how to surf, boogie board, do crafts, learn about nature—whatever they want, whenever they want! No boredom allowed—just fun in the sun!

We Work with Your Schedule—Not the Other Way Around

We know how busy families are these days, and how hard it is to commit months or weeks in advance to a single Monday through Friday schedule. That’s why Fitness by the Sea is the only beach camp to offer flexible day-by-day scheduling. Pick a Monday one week, a Wednesday another week—whatever you want, whenever you want it. Run into a snag? No problem. You can change it at no additional cost!

Early Bird Discount- 10% Savings!

Plus, if you sign up by May 1, you’ll get a special Early Bird Discount Rate as low as $81 per day. Your child must attend the number of days you choose, but if you find something comes up, you can switch the dates later—and add dates if your kid begs to go to more (and we think they will). It’s a no-commitment, foolproof way to make sure you and your child have the best camp ever!

Open House Kickoff for Fitness by the Sea

We love meeting new families and sharing with them why we offer the best beach camp in Southern California. That’s why we want you come out and meet us in person! Join us for an  Open House at Will Rogers State Park, Tower 14.

We’ll be on hand to answer your questions, and of course, give your kids (and YOU) a chance to try out some of the great activities we offer! Refreshments are available—and it’s all completely free! Reserve your spot today!

100 Percent Safety Record for All of Our 23 Years!

We’re serious about fun—but we’re even more serious about safety. Our three-tiered approach has allowed us to maintain a 100% safety record for the past 23 years. We concentrate on:

Safety in the Water:. Our camp is adjacent to professional lifeguard towers and professional lifeguards are standing at the shoreline at all times supervising the children in the ocean With a six-to-one camper-to-counselor ratio, your child is never out of sight.

Safety from the sun: Sure, the sun is why we live here. But too much sun is a real concern. That’s why we build hydration, shade, and reapplication of sunscreen into our camp days.

Safety from others: All trips to the bathroom as chaperoned by a counselor.

Still have concerns? Check out our FAQs here

Fitness by the Sea Is a Boredom-Free Zone!

We started Fitness by the Sea 23 years ago because of fantastic memories we had at summer camp. Now with three kids of our own, we understand what kids like: a variety of activities to choose from, the freedom to choose activities as mood and curiosity strikes, and a nurturing environment that allows them to stretch themselves to learn new skills while being encouraged by counselors and fellow campers.

To see the mind-blowing number of activities we offer, visit our daily activities page.

A Camp for Every Child

We have two camp locations to serve Van Nuys families:

  • Our Pacific Palisades location is our flagship location and offers the most opportunities for activities on a given day for campers, ages 4-14
  • Our Santa Monica location is perfect for kids who want to stretch themselves by trying new activities but also want a smaller camp experience. Campers range in age from 4-14.
  • Our Clownfish program is offered at both camp locations and provides programming specifically tailored to our youngest, 4-year old, campers

Both offer the same awesome array of activities and nurturing, encouraging, and positive camp experience that has kept Fitness by the Sea going strong for 21 years.

Counselors Create Memories

Do you remember a favorite counselor when you went to camp? At Fitness by the Sea, we know we are creating memories and building confidence. That’s why we hand-pick our counselors out of over 1,000 applicants for maturity, ability to deal with kids on individual and group levels, and a sense of fun!

Your child is sure to come home each day with stories of a special accomplishment and a counselor they really clicked with.

Sign Up—Then Change It Up as Needed!

We love our camp and know we offer the best beach camp experience available anywhere. We know your child will love it too. Our camps do fill up, so make sure to reserve your spot today. Remember, you can always change the days later as your schedule firms up at no additional cost