Summer memories are made at Fitness by the Sea kids’ beach camp

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

BOOGIE BOARDING is among activities offered.

Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp, for children ages four to 14, is where friendships and experiences are made that last a lifetime, says founder Eric Colton. “Who wouldn’t want to play soccer, swim with dolphins, learn magic, or just have a carefree and silly day on the beach?

“Kids spend so much time in a structured environment at school. Fitness by the Sea is where they get the opportunity to learn and grow. They find their own voice and get to explore new things,” he added.

The camp offers optional transportation services from the Hancock Park area at Third Street Elementary School.

Since 2000, Fitness by the Sea has been serving families in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. The camp has expanded to four locations with over 400 kids per day: Santa Monica (North of Pier, Tower 11), Pacific Palisades (Will Rogers State Beach, Tower 14), Pacific Palisades North (Will Rogers State Beach, Tower 5), and at The Jonathan Club in Santa Monica (members and sponsored guests only).

The camps run June 11 through August 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended care available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

COLTON FAMILY at the sea.

Every staff member is CPR trained and certified, says Colton; he and his wife and co-owner, Billie, created the “Starfish” program at the Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades North camp.

Designed for pre-K campers, ages 4-5 years old, with lowered staff ratios (4:1), Starfish gives younger campers the ability to explore the beach in an even more intimate setting.

Swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding as well as team sports in the sand, martial arts and gymnastics from trained counselors, and crafts and building of sand castles are among activities for all ages.

The couple has three daughters: twins Maia and Willow, 11, and Violet, 8. The girls spend their summers on the beach with the camp. Visit or call 310-459-2425.

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