Customizing the Perfect Beach Camp Experience for Kids Ages 4 to 14 for 23 Years!

We started this camp 23 years ago in Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades because of the positive effect beach camp had on us. We wanted to share this with as many other families as possible. But we have three kids of our own, so we also know some of the things, we and our kids didn’t like at other camps. So we came up with a program kids and parent love! Here’s a rundown:

We didn’t like structured, set-in-stone schedules where you need to commit to a certain week or two in advance.

. . . so we offer week-by-week scheduling where you pick the weeks

We didn’t like worrying whether our kids were safe . . .

. . . so we offer a 100 percent safety record, and the seal of approval as the “safest beach camp” in the Los Angeles area for the past 23 years.

We didn’t like kids concentrating on just one activity. (If they don’t like it, they’re out of luck and you’re going to have a bored, complaining child at the end of the day who doesn’t want to go back.)

. . . so we offer up to 200 fun and exciting activities!

Ask yourself what you want in a camp, and think about the experiences you’ve had in the past. We think you’ll agree Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp is the best available. Don’t miss out! Sign up today!

Bus Service in Mar Vista

As parents we understand the challenge of getting kids to events and dealing with the inevitable headache of L.A. traffic. That’s why we offer transportation options at reasonable daily rates from our Mar Vista or Cheviot Hills bus stop

Seat-belt-equipped buses and drivers are provided through a professional bus company, and counselors are onboard to make the trip an extension of the beach day. Our transportation services is also a great option if you find yourself in a bind; you can sign up for the bus service up till midnight the night before! Just check the stop located closest to you when you sign up.

You’ll Love our “Sign up by the Week” Enrollment Feature

Would you like more control over your camp schedule? How about complete control? If you’re tired of conforming to prearranged sessions you’ll love our flexible “week-by-week enrollment” feature where you can create your camp sessions instead.

Here at Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp, the decision about when to send your child to camp is 100 percent your own. You can arrange your entire camp schedule according to your preferences, not ours. Pick the weeks you want to send your child to camp with no minimum enrollment requirement. If you want to change your schedule, no problem!

Learn more about how you can customize your own enrollment schedule for your child this summer.

Cost of Camp

Let’s face it. Just about any camp is expensive—some ridiculously so. We aim to keep our rates as low as $81 per day so we can offer the experience to as many kids as possible.

Be sure to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount rate.


Venice Summer Camp Open House

Come join us for our Open House, at Will Rogers State Beach, Tower 14, in the Pacific Palisades. We’ll have games, activities in the water, on the sand, and arts and crafts in the cabanas—kids and parents are free to join in as they wish.

Bring the family and  friends out for a day at the beach. It’s as close to the real thing as you can get before the season starts. Grab your free tickets here!

Safety First! We Offer Fun—and Peace of Mind

We want children to have fun and to have an enriching experience that will shape their lives. But even more important to us is the safety of your child. Our staff is trained with safety rules that are reviewed daily by the LA County Lifeguards.

This means that for the past 23 years our camp is monitored by the LA County Captain and Lifeguards, who observe our camps safety protocol every day in the water and on the sand to make sure it is safe for your child to attend FBS.

Over 200 Activities!!

To give you an idea of a typical camp day and how this all works, during each activity period campers are presented with 5 to 15 (depending on camp location & size) different activities (Team Sports, Water Activities, Creative Activities, Individual Sports and In the Shade Activities) to choose from.

They are free to participate in as few or as many as they wish and can start and stop activities whenever they want. This gives campers control of their day and allows them to customize their camp experience to suit their tastes. As campers move between activities, our directors shift staff to maintain our ratios and ensure camper safety.

Which Camp to Choose?

We usually say just go with the one that’s closest. But each camp is also a different size and one might appeal to your family more. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Many of our returning campers love the Pacific Palisades location because it offers an unmatched variety of choices for campers and an unparalleled level of energy and spirit. Ages range from 4 to 14.
  • Our Santa Monica 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 like a more nurturing environment. Ages range from 4 to 14.
  • Our 4 year old program at the Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades camps is over seen by seasoned professionals who understand the needs, both physical and emotional of our youngest campers. The activities are specially designed for teamwork and empathy, as well as a gentle nudge to try something new.
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Our Counselors Are What Make Us Great

We know how busy parents are. Sometimes they are in a pinch and need a place for their kids to be safe and cared for while they work. But at Fitness by the Sea, we go the extra mile to guarantee an awesome experience for every kid.

How do we do that year after year? By hiring the very best counselors. We are super-selective with our staff, making sure  that every minute spent is as valuable as possible, where kids not only have fun but learn new things and challenge themselves in a safe, stimulating environment.

Sign Up for Camp

We realize choosing a summer camp isn’t easy, especially in city like Venice when you have so many programs to choose from. We also realize you may have lots of questions before signing up. Please visit our FAQs for a wealth of questions and answers about Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp.

At the same time, we’re very easy to reach and quick to respond, so be sure to contact us today to ask a question. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you at camp this summer!

Ready to sign up for camp now? Use the enrollment form to register for camp today.