Ballona Discovery Nature Camp 2019

April 15, 2019 @ 9:00AM — July 19, 2019 @ 3:00PM

All new content and activities for 2019!

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Tickets available! Please register for camp on our website. Link below.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


There are still spots left for all 4 weeks!

Please register using our new website:

Ballona Discovery Nature Camp is a science-based day camp focusing on nature in our urban environment. Our camp encourages children to "Explore Ballona!" by engaging them in fun and educational activities from identifying plants and animals to engaging in environmental stewardship projects and more. Along with the adventure and fun, many of our educational activities meet California curriculum standards.

Camp Details:

  • Each session is one week long, Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm
  • For ages 8-11
  • $300 per week
  • Scholarships are available- Please contact Carolyn, our Manager of Environmental Education, at or 310-306-5994

April 15 - 19, 2019:
Summit to the Sea sends campers on a journey from the top of our local watershed to the bottom. As they seek the path of water they'll discover the wildlands, wildlife and wild ways humans are connected to it all.

June 17 - 21, 2019: Superheroes of Nature illuminates both the amazing adaptations of local wildlife and the professions that help protect them. While discovering the "superpowers" of plants and animals, campers will find they too have the power to create positive change in nature.

June 24 - 28, 2019: Nature Skills challenges campers to learn the skills used while exploring nature. From binocular and compass use to tracking animals, we'll cover it all. Your camper will come home confident and excited to explore nature.

July 8 - 12, 2019: Going WILD allows campers to discover the wildlife of the wetlands and within our urban environment. Through extensive exploration, projects and environmental stewardship, your camper will see the world around them with new eyes.

July 15 - 19, 2019: Wondrous Water will send campers on an exciting exploration of water and how it connects everything from wetlands to oceans to your water bottle. Campers will understand the importance of water, but caution, they might get wet!

Primary Drop-off Location, Ballona Discovery Park:
13110 Bluff Creek Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094

With field trips to Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve:
Location is behind Gordon's Market at 303 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

For questions, please contact Carolyn Everhart at or (310) 306-5994.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund, minus $50 deposit, if cancelled at least 14 days prior to start of camp. No refunds if cancelled within 14 days of camp start date.

To register, please visit our new website: