Since 2001, the Santa Monica Music Camp has provided a Summer music day camp to children in West Los Angeles; Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, West Los Angeles, Mar Vista, and Venice.
In addition to the summer day camp, the Santa Monica Music Camp is now held during the Winter and Spring Breaks within the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Calendar.
Our Beginning Day Camp is held on weekdays from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. We offer before & after care hours for parents with busy schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions (Day Camp)
- What Sets SMMC Apart From Other Camps In The Area?
- Who Are Your Camp Counselors?
- Is SMMC a Safe Environment For My Children?
- My Child Doesn’t Play Any Instruments. Can He/She Still Attend Camp?
- What Are the Recommended Ages for Beginning and Advanced Camp?
- What Is the Cost of SMMC?
- Does My Child Need To Bring His/Her Own Instrument?
- Can you accommodate early drop off or late pick up?
All of our staff and faculty members are background-checked and TB-tested. They are also required to have a current CPR and First Aid certification.
Beginning camp is recommended for elementary school kids, ranging from 4-10. Complete beginners are welcome, as well as students with a few years of playing experience.
Advanced camp is recommended for advanced middle schoolers and up. They should have a comfortable mastery of their instrument, including all major and minor scales.
A week-long session of Music Camp is $350 (5 days).
Our single-day rate is $100.
After-care (AM-PM) is $10/hr on the top of the hour.
For any other options, there are local music shops where you can rent an instrument for the week or month. For string Instruments, we recommend Bennings Violins in Studio City. For Brass and other instruments, the Santa Monica Music Center at 1901 Santa Monica Blvd.
Yes! We offer early care from 8 am-9 am, and aftercare from 3-5 pm. Simply let us know which days you will require extra care and at what time. You can pay in person that day, or we can charge it to your credit card. It costs $10 for each hour.
Because of staff limitations, extra care does not include planned activities; it is a safe way to stay at school under adult supervision. We have some books, art supplies, and music games, but we recommend bringing books or other games to keep your child happy.