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Duke Pre-College Program provides advanced academic college introduction experiences to current grade 6-11 students giving them access to cutting-edge curriculum and technology. Students interact and learn from renowned faculty and researchers while accessing the university facilities and labs. Participants gain valuable experiences for their college and careers that follow, and how to become empowered, influential leaders. 

PO Box 90700, Durham, NC 27708

Contact: Nara Strickland

precollege@duke.edu • 919-684-3148

Ages 12-17

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Overnight Camps  Pre-College  Tech/Coding/STEM

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980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Contact: Elva Sandoval

elva@familiesforwardlc.org • 626-792-2687 Ext. 124

Ages 14+

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Community Service

Families Forward Learning Center

www.familiesforwardlc.org/get-involved

Families Forward strives to involve volunteers from our local community and schools to helps us enhance our programs and build relationships with our neighbors. We have opportunities working with students and teachers in the classrooms, after-school tutoring, reading and sports programs and more. We invite you to volunteer at Families Forward. Please complete online application.

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Flintridge Sacred Heart

Summer Programs

www.fsha.org/summer

Flintridge Sacred Heart offers summer programs for elementary, middle school, and high school students, including a sports camp, an ELL boarding program, and day and boarding programs within our inaugural Center for Sustainability and Justice. We invite young women to explore their interests. There are endless possibilities on the hill! 

440 St. Katherine Dr., La Canada, CA 91011

Contact: Leslie Miller

summer@fsha.org • 626-685-8522

Ages 6-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Sports

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324 Madeline Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact: Anna Kleindorfer and Hannah LaPorte

foodchainla@gmail.com

Ages 14-18

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Community Service

Student-run organization that works to reduce food waste and food insecurity in the LA area by partnering with local farmers to transport landfill-destined produce from local farmers markets to food banks and distribution centers.

7412 Fulton Ave. #3, North Hollywood, CA 91605

Contact: Betsy Storm & Madi Kay

volunteer@foodforward.org • 818-764-1022

Ages 5+

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Community Service

Food Forward

www.foodforward.org

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same. Volunteers help us harvest fruit from backyard trees and collect surplus fruits and veggies from farmers markets.

191 N. Oak Ave., Pasadena, CA 91107

Contact: Office

volunteer@foothillunitycenter.org • 626-358-3486

Ages: Varies

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Community Service

Foothill Unity Center

foothillunitycenter.org

Help us make handmade cards for our generous donors thanking them, create your own online fundraiser or start a food drive. Visit the website for more details.

444 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Contact: Office

info@friendsindeedpas.org • 626-797-2402

Ages: Varies

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Community Service

Friends In Deed

friendsindeedpas.org

Friends in Deed is a community-centered organization that focuses on bridging the gap between those in need and the resources needed to meet those needs. Visit the website for more volunteering details.

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Harvard-Westlake Summer

www.hw.com/summer

Get a taste of Harvard-Westlake in 2023. Whatever your interest is, chances are Harvard-Westlake Summer has something to offer you. Award winning faculty instruct courses in Film, Visual and Performing Arts, Academic Enrichment, Wolverine Sports Camps, and Debate. 

3700 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604

Contact: Jim Patterson

summer@hw.com  • 818-487-6535

Ages 8-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Sports

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HAWKs’ primarily outdoor day camps are designed to encourage children’s sense of wonder about the planet, familiarize them with local flora and fauna, teach them the fundamentals of hiking, trail safety, LNT (Leave No Trace) and most of all, we help instill a deep sense of connection to the outdoors. Join us for a summer of nature exploration, bird watching, journaling, herping nature crafts, nature-focused games, foraging, and more! 

Los Angeles / Santa Monica / Pasadena / Altadena

Contact: Emma Flanders

info@hawksla.com  • 323-213-9763

Ages 5-14

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Outdoor Adventure  Overnight Camps  Sports

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Get ready for fun at High Point Summer Camp, with activities like: Sports, Games, Art, Drama, and Cooking run by High Point Faculty and Staff! Camp includes weekly special events like bowling,  water slide Extravaganzas, Video Game Trucks, and Foam Parties. In the mornings, campers will be divided in grade groups with enriching activities that differ each day, week, and session! Afternoons, campers select specialty classes. 

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Contact: Becky Lievense / Steve Sisson

blievense@highpointacademy.org  • 626-798-8989

Ages 6-13

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Hogg's Hollow Outdoor Summer Camp

www.hoggshollowschool.com

Young children love spending their days in the great outdoors and this is how our program engages children 3 - 9 yrs old, daily from June to mid August.  Daily biking followed by cooking, gardening, board games, science fun, sports, junior rock wall, safe water play in our yard river fountain, music/rhythm, and frequent field trips - Descanso Gardens, train ride to the beach and more. Swimming lessons available separately.

4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Contact: Rose Hogg / Yoselin Sarmiento

rose@hoggshollowschool.com • 818-790-1700

Ages 3-9

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Arts, Music Theatre  Outdoor Adventure  Sports

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Idyllwild Arts Summer Workshops

idyllwildarts.org/summer

The 2024 Summer Program will offer arts workshops for ages 5-17 on our picturesque mountain campus. The tradition of gathering an impassioned community of artists during the summer in Idyllwild dates back over seven decades and has served generations of musicians, painters, writers and performers in a variety of disciplines including dance and theatre. Join us in discovering the magic of an Idyllwild Arts summer.

52500 Temecula Road #38, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Contact: Becky Ackley

summer@idyllwildarts.org • 951-468-7265

Ages 5-17

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Arts, Music Theatre  Overnight Camps

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Institute for Educational Advancement

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IEA offers personalized programs for gifted children, including Academy, enrichment classes that explore a wide variety of STEM, arts, and humanities topics for students K-8; and Yunasa, a week-long, residential summer camp in Colorado and Michigan for ages 10-15 to understand the unique joys and challenges that gifted children face.

569 South Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact: Carmen Guan

ieagifted@educationaladvancement.org  • 626-403-8900 Ext. 214

Ages 10-15

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Overnight Camps  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Institute for Girls' Development Summer Camps

www.instituteforgirlsdevelopment.com/sample-page/summer-workshops

We're offering dynamic summer camps and groups for all ages – from elementary to high school! Camps are in beautiful Descanso Gardens and at the Institute. Enjoy outdoor activities, games, and art projects while building skills for effective communication, navigating friendships, approaching challenges with confidence, and more!

95 N. Marengo Ave., Suite 100, Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact: Paige Hobey

PHobey@IFGD.care  • 626-585-8075 Ext. 120

Ages 8-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Outdoor Adventure

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iTennis / iPickle

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Dive into a summer of fun at iTennis/iPickle Summer Camp! Let your kids ace their skills with expert coaching, fostering teamwork and sportsmanship. From forehands to pickleball dink rallies, this camp guarantees a smash hit of fitness, friendship, and lasting memories. Game, set, match – enroll today!

920 Lohman Ln., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Contact: Glen Jacinto

itennismarketing3@gmail.com  • 951-743-3498

Ages 7-16

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Sports

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Jameson Ranch Camp

www.jamesonranchcamp.com

Jameson Ranch Camp has the answer to today's hectic barrage of images, soundbites, and chaos. Our tech-free, 100% outdoor program for kids ages 6-16 in the Sierras uses our sustainable ranch as a stage for personal growth, friendships, and skills-building. 

5760 Hwy 155, Glennville, CA 93226

Contact: Erica Jameson

erica@jamesonranchcamp.com • 661-381-1572

Ages 6-16

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Overnight Camps  Outdoor Adventure

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Landmark College - Summer Programs

www.landmark.edu/summer

Landmark College (LC) is the leader in educating students who learn differently. LC offers summer programs for high school and college students with learning disabilities including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges. LC is internationally recognized for helping students find success and confidence, in and out of the classroom.

19 River Rd. S., Putney, VT 05346

Contact: Carroll Pare

cpare@landmark.edu  • 802-387-6885

Ages 16-25

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Overnight Camps  Pre-College

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LA Squash Academy Summer Camps

squashacademy.la/summercamp

LA Squash Academy is a squash club in South Pasadena, located near the Arroyo Seco. Our mission is to grow the sport of squash in the Los Angeles area and increase public awareness about our amazing sport, ranked the healthiest sport in the world according to Forbes Magazine. This summer, we will be offering 10 weeks of squash camps for all levels of play. Sign up today!

920 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Contact: Aria Fazelimanesh

info@squashacademy.la  • 214-771-6246

Ages 7-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Sports

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LMU Pre-College Programs

summer.lmu.edu

LMU Summer Programs provides a transformative pre-college experience to a selective group of boldly imaginative students. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, we challenge our students to creatively explore their passions and pursue a life of purpose.

1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact: Karen Valencia

summer@lmu.edu • 310-338-3957

Ages 14-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Overnight Camps  Pre-College 

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Mountain Meadow Ranch

Summer Camp

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A co-ed, traditional sleep away camp for kids age 7 to 16, uniquely located on a 900-acre ranch in the Sierras north of Lake Tahoe. Limited enrollment allows for a more personal camp experience and family-like feel that bring all of the camp together. Family-owned and operated since 1956.

704-950 Wingfield Rd., Susanville, CA 96130

Contact: Anna Ellena-Rosenau

fun@mountainmeadow.com  • 530-310-9281

Ages 7-16

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Outdoor Adventure  Overnight Camp

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Mundo Academy

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Mundo Academy offers tutoring and test prep in Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas. Our focus is to create a welcoming environment in which students can target areas of need, finding their academic voice. We foster educational equality by providing academic preparation services to an economically and ethnically diverse population.

101 E. Green St., Ste #6, Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact: Tom Williams

tom@mundoacademy.com  • 626-561-0461

Ages 6-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment

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5350 Wilshire Blvd., #36849, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact: Lynn Metzinger

lmetzinger@hillsides.org • 323-254-2274 Ext. 11251

Ages 16+

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Community Service

National Council of Jewish Women

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NCJW|LA’s mission to advance economic justice and equity for women continues as we build and pilot new programs like the recently launched Guaranteed Income Program. We are always looking for assistance in our work, we pride ourselves on offering robust and exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

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North American Tennis League

www.natennisleague.org

We Love Tennis! North American Tennis League is a SGV tennis program for kids 5 and up! We aim to expand and simplify the accessibility of tennis for the communities that we live and work. We provide group clinics, private lessons, junior team tennis, camp and much more! We have a team of coaches ready to show you and your children that Tennis is fun

and engaging.

967 E Colorado Blvd. #60093, Pasadena, CA 91106

Contact: Franklin Lo

admin@natennisleague.org  • 619-309-6838

Ages 5+

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Sports

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Oxbridge Academic Programs

www.oxbridgeprograms.com

For 38 years, Oxbridge Academic Programs has been organizing summer study programs for students in grades 8-12 in universities in Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Paris, and New York. We offer 150+ courses, from Astronomy to Zoology via Fashion, Medicine, and Psychology, all taught by experts using the towns as classrooms.  

1919 Gallows Rd., Ste 700, Vienna, VA 22182

Contact: Richard Michaelis

richard@oxbridgeprograms.com  • 212-932-3049

Ages 13-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Foreign Study and Travel  Pre-College

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Page Turners

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Page Turners Academy provides literature and writing classes, story and creative writing camps, as well as private tutoring for students to expand their imaginative and critical skills.

38 W Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Contact: Sarah Shahan

pageturnersorg@gmail.com  • 626-523-0761

Ages 6-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment

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Pali Adventures Summer Camp

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Pali is a FUN one-of-a-kind summer camp experience, where campers design their unique adventure. Over 28 morning specialty camps, from Hollywood Stunts to Flying Trapeze! We focus all our programs around our CCI goals – Courage, Confidence, and Independence! Your camper will have the time of their life while learning new skills and grow in confidence.

30778 CA-18, Running Springs, CA 92382

Contact: Amy Davis

info@paliadventures.com  • 909-867-5743 Ext. 200

Ages 8-16

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Arts, Music Theatre  Outdoor Adventure  Overnight Camps

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Parker-Anderson Summer Camp

www.parker-anderson.org

We customize unique, full-service camp experiences for schools that combine the fun and silliness of traditional summer camp with a huge variety of our signature enrichment classes and social interaction with friends.

16526 Arminta St., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Contact: John Posatko

la@parker-anderson.org  • 818-249-5599

Ages 5-12

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Pasadena Playhouse Summer Theater Camps

www.pasadenaplayhouse.org

Students focus on the audition process rather than a production, allowing them to enter the college application season with a repertoire of monologues and songs, and the skills needed to find material appropriate for their age and type. Each session culminates in a cabaret performance for family and friends.

2033 E Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Contact: Arie Levine

education@pasadenaplayhouse.org • 626-344-8979

Ages 14-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Arts, Music Theatre

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1500 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91106

Contact: Ernesto Covarrubias

ecovarrubias@cityofpasadena.net • 626-744-4048

Ages 12-24

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Community Service

Pasadena Public Library

www.cityofpasadena.net/library

We encourage you to volunteer at the Jefferson Branch Library or other local branches. Volunteer opportunities include: homework helper, book reviewer, teen advisory board, event help, Teen Zine graphic designer or writer, Summer Reading Program, and more. A monthly email of volunteer programs is sent out each month. Apply online!

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Pasadena Waldorf School Summer Camp

www.pasadenawaldorf.org/summercamp

Join Pasadena Waldorf School for Summer Camp in beautiful Altadena! Grades 1-6 Camp offers hands-on activities, from art and design to cooking, practical arts, and nature skills. Early Childhood Camp, led by our Early Childhood teachers, provides a nurturing play-based program for children entering preschool - first grade. Registration is open to all!

 

209 E Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001

Contact: Isha Khanzode

camp@pasadenawaldorf.org • 626-794-9564 Ext. 221

Ages 3-12

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Arts, Music Theatre  Cultural Enrichment  Outdoor Adventure

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Pathways to Stem Cell Science

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Pathways to Stem Cell Science is a biotech research organization. We offer a pipeline of programs for K-12 students to learn real-world science working hands-on with stem cells in a biotech laboratory. Participants gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to thrive in advanced education, workplace internships and professional careers.


370 Amapola Ave., Torrance, CA 90501

Contact: Victoria Fox

info@stemcellpath.com • 310-483-3651

Ages 5-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment

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Putney Student Travel

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Putney Student Travel offers 7th-12th graders summer opportunities focused on service, language immersion, adventure travel, and pre-college enrichment. Putney also offers National Geographic Student Travel, Smithsonian Student Travel, the Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summits on Climate, Equity, & Health, The Columbia Climate School, and Oxford Academia. Program themes include photography, climate change, and A.I.

345 Hickory Ridge Rd., Putney, VT 05346

Contact: Kiki Baxter

info@goputney.com • 802-387-5000

Ages 12-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Foreign Study and Travel  Tech/Coding/STEM

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PolySummer offers K-12 students the chance to discover new learning experiences and explore Poly’s exceptional programs. With more than 200 three- and six-week courses, students can build a personalized schedule of classes ranging from coding, learning and playing chess, writing the college essay, storytelling through Disney and Pixar films, and much more. 

1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106

Contact: Lorena Santos

polysummer@polytechnic.org • 626-396-6304

Ages 5-17

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment • Arts, Music Theatre  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research

www.rosettainstitute.org/biomedical-summer-camps

We offer workshops on molecular medicine for high-achieving high school/middle school students interested in pursuing careers in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy or medical research. Camps are offered year-round and there are online and in-person options available, including residential camps held at some of the world's best universities.

2177 Harbor Bay Pkwy., Alameda, CA 94502

Contact: Ryan Holzer

info@rosettainstitute.org • 858-205-7479

Ages 11-18

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Academic Enrichment  Foreign Study and Travel Tech/Coding/STEM

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San Pascual Stables provides spring, summer, and winter camps for young horse enthusiasts. These camps are geared towards beginner-level horse lovers. We also specialize in riding lessons ranging from beginner to advanced level jumpers.


221 San Pascual Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Contact: Yanei Ochoa

sanpascualschool@yahoo.com • 626-430-0320

Ages 5-12

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Outdoor Adventure  Sports

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