Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camp 2022

Camp Registration is Open!

In-person Camps for Ages 6-10: Time-Travelers Camp July 18-22, Nature Camp July 25-29, and Vaquero Camp August 1-5.

In-person Camp for Ages 11-13: Unplugged Camp (middle school), August 8-12

Hours for all camps: 10 am-2 pm

Cost for all camps: $175/week for nonmembers, $150/week for members

Members email for your discount code.


How to register for camp:

Click the button on our website that corresponds with the camp you wish to attend to pay and register. We will send an email with the registration documents to the email you use at checkout prior to the start of camp. Please fill out these documents at least one week prior to the start of your camper’s session(s).


If you have any questions about camp, please email our Camp Director Alana at


To request a need-based scholarship contact us at

Time-Travelers Camp

July 18-22

Ages 6-10

Explore a different period of RLC’s history each day! Campers will learn about the art, games, science/technology, and food of the many people who have lived on this land over the past several hundred years. Activities include creating an original comic book, making dye using natural pigments, and churning butter.

Nature Camp

July 25-29

Ages 6-10

Be inspired by the nature around you! Campers will learn and create using RLC’s historic gardens as inspiration. Some plants in our gardens are over 175 years old! Activities include making art from nature, identifying plants and insects, and building with natural materials like adobe.

Vaquero Camp

August 1-5

Ages 6-10

Learn what life was like for vaqueros on a cattle ranch in the 1800s! Campers will be immersed in the culture of 19th century Alta California. Activities include making tortillas, creating cascarones, swinging a reata, and learning folkórico dance steps.

Ask about our wait list for this camp! Email

Unplugged Camp (Middle School)

August 8-12

Ages 11-13

Investigate the history of Rancho Los Cerritos in a hands-on way! Campers will learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math–nineteenth-century style! Activities include Victorian lawn games, adobe engineering, and a themed escape room.

Unplugged Camp 2022


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Dear RLC Camp Families,

We know many of you are eager for news about our 2022 camp season. The safety of our staff and campers remains our number one priority. Based on current case numbers in Southern California we are optimistically moving ahead with in-person camps for 2021.

Camper capacity for each session will to allow for social distancing and any other protocols that may be in place during the summer months. Our plans will continue to evolve along with best practices and Public Health recommendations. Campers will receive more details about what protocols will be in place closer to the start of camp.



Alana Reese, Camp Director

About RLC’s Summer Day Camps

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We know things can change rapidly and if at any time Rancho Los Cerritos feels it is no longer safe to proceed with in-person camp this summer we will make the difficult decision to cancel in-person camp. If camp is canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic campers will be given a full refund. If you wish to cancel your camp registration, notice must be given in writing via email to at least one week prior to the start of camp.