Boy Scouts of America - Westchester/Playa Del Rey web site:  - Los Angeles Council
web site: - Western Los Angeles County Council
web site: - National headquarters
The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.
  • Cub Scouts - Grades 1 thru 5
  • Boy Scouts - Grades 6 thru 12

Girl Scouts of the USA - Westchester/Playa Del Rey Local web site
Maureen Schultz
Girl Scouts of the USA is dedicated solely to girls - all girls - where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, Girl Scouts cultivate their full individual potential. The qualities they develop in Girl Scouting - leadership, values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth — serve them all their lives.
  • Daisy Girl Scouts, 5-6 years old
  • Brownie Girl Scouts, 6-8 years old
  • Junior Girl Scouts, 8-11 years old
  • Cadette Girl Scouts, 11-14 years old
  • Senior Girl Scouts, 14-17 years old

Otis College of Art and Design 
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310)665-6950
web site:
The world renown Otis College of Art and Design has special summer camps that run in three sessions for kids Ages: 5 to 16
  • The Master's Apprentice
  • Beginning Painting
  • From Trash to Treasure: Found Object Sculpture
  • Painterly Painting
  • Experiments in Mixed Media
  • Expressionism and Painting


Westchester Family YMCA

8015 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
Phone: (310)-670-4316
web site:
Sign-ups are: Year round - Call for information
  • Iddy Biddy Sports - Basketball, T-Ball, Martial Arts
  • Iddy Biddy Martial Arts
  • Swim Lessons for all age groups
  • Swim Team
  • Parent/Child Swim Lessons
  • Family Jujitsu
  • Seasonal Youth Basketball leagues
  • Child Care Programs
  • Prenatal Yoga Classes
  • Vacation Day Camps
  • YMCA Indian Guides

Westchester Recreation Center
Los Angeles Parks & Recreation
7000 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 670-7473
web site:

Spring Program registration begins in March

  • T-Ball 
  • 5-Pitch 
  • Youth Basketball Ages 6-15
  • Pre-School Introduction to sports Ages 3 ½ - 5
  • Track and Field Ages 8-10
  • Soccer Clinic
  • Mommy & Me Classes
  • Jujitsu Ages 8-15
  • Summer Camps

Westchester Pool
Los Angeles Parks & Recreation
9100 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 342-3164
View Pool Information (Pdf file)
  • Regularly scheduled summer swimming
  • Swim Lessons - Group, Private & Semi Private
  • Inner Tube Water Polo
  • Junior Lifeguard Training
  • Swim team, Diving
  • Synchronized Swimming

Westchester Golf Course
Junior Golf Program
6900 W. Manchester Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 649-9168
web site:
  • New Golfer Program for Juniors age 7 to 17
  • Intermediate Golfer Program

AYSO Soccer - Westchester/Playa Del Rey Region 7 web site:
Registration typically runs from April thru June.
  • Region 7 - Westchester, Playa del Rey, Ladera Heights, Marina del Rey and Inglewood

Little League Baseball & Softball - California District 37

Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball."

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

Westchester and Playa Del Rey has the following three leagues. The softball Little League covers the entire area. Where the child resides determines which of the other two regular leagues he or she may join.

Westchester Little League Local web site:
National web site:
Sign-ups begin in: November thru January
Season runs from:
February thru June
  • Designated for children 7 -12 years old
    Farm League (7-8), Minors (9-10) and Majors (11-12)
  • Uses a 60-foot diamond with pitching distance set at 46 feet
  • Features a full range of tournament play, including the Little League World Series
  • “Fall Ball” League From Sept thru Nov.

Westchester Del Rey Little League Softball (WDRLL) Local web site:
National web site:
email: or
Sign-ups begin in: October/November
Season runs from:
March thru June
  • Designed for youth 9 -12 years old
  • Also includes Tee-Ball (5-8 years old) and Minor League (7-12 years old) programs for less formal instruction
  • Utilizes a 60-foot diamond with the pitching distance set at 40 feet
  • Features a full range of tournament play, including a Little League Softball World Series



email: or
Tel: 310-216-6967
Sign-ups begin in: November thru January
Season runs from: February thru June
  • Designated for children 7 -12 years old
    Farm League (7-8), Minors (9-10) and Majors (11-12)
  • Also includes “Coach Pitched” ball (7-8 years old)
  • Uses a 60-foot diamond with pitching distance set at 46 feet
  • Features a full range of tournament play, including the Little League World Series
  • “Fall Ball” League From Sept thru Nov.

Star Eco Station Star Eco Station
10101 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City

Contact: 310-842-8040
web site:
The ECO Station is open to the public and provides amazing exhibits, events and education on all aspects of the environment. ECO Station is a center for developing science curricula and training K-12 science teachers and serves as a destination to inspire young people to pursue science as a career option. Eco Station is designated an Official Wildlife Rescue Center providing a last chance for beautiful "at risk" tropical birds, exotic reptiles, endangered species and sea life.

Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguards Junior Lifeguard Program
2600 The Strand
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 939-7214
web site:
Sign-ups begin in:

 The Junior Lifeguard Program is designed to instruct the Los Angeles County community youth, 9 - 17 years of age, in beach and ocean skills. The six-week summer program provides instruction in water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, first aid, lifesaving, rescue techniques and CPR, as well as assisting professional ocean Lifeguards. 

Loyola Marymount Summer Sports Camps 7900 Loyola Blvd.
Phone: (310) 338-6027
web site:  
Sign ups begin in: April through July
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Co-Ed Soccer
  • Aquatic - Swim & Water Polo


Southern California National Ski Patrol 

local web site:
National web site:
In addition to adult volunteers the National Ski Patrol has Junior Ski Patrol and Explorer programs. Go to the Southern California National Ski Patrol web site for additional information.

Winter Emergency Care (OEC) courses are available in the summer and fall months.

Department of Beaches Youth Camps

L.A. County W.A.T.E.R. Youth Program
13483 Fiji Way TR #4
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 305-9587
web site: W.A.T.E.R. Program
5 day camps
  • Dolphin Camp Ages: 7-10
  • Ocean Sports Camp Ages: 7-14
  • Sailing Camp Ages: 11-17
  • Surf Camp Ages: 11-17

Beach Cities Volleyball Club Beach Cities Volleyball Camp
1209 Manhattan Ave, #204, 
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Contact: Chip Schulte (310) 503-4665
web site:
Tryouts for club play begins in November. Practice and Tournaments run from December through June.

Beach Cities Volleyball Camp

Beach Cities Volleyball Camp
1209 Manhattan Ave, #204, 
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Contact: Chip Schulte (310) 503-4665
web site:


Sign ups begin in: May
Camps begin in: July and August
The Beach Cities Volleyball Camp is for boys and girls between 7 & 16 years. In all camps, players will be placed in small groups of players of similar ability. Each day, the groups will travel to each of several stations, with each station focusing on an individual skill. In addition to the instructions, tournaments will be played at the Advanced Camps.

Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced classes held at American Martyrs and Rolling Hills Prep. Classes start July 29.

Junior Aviation Career Education (Jr.ACE)
High School Aviation Career Education (ACE)
LAX Community Relations Division
Contact: Diana Sanchez or Marie Happ
Phone: (310) 646- 5742
web site:
Once a year Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and its business and community partners host three free, week-long educational programs for local-area seventh and eighth-grade and high school students to provide an introduction to careers in aviation  

The Junior Aviation Career Education (ACE Academy) for middle school students is scheduled Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19; and the High School ACE Academy is scheduled for Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2.  

The program provides participants with a basic understanding of career opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as general knowledge about LAX. Students will receive facility tours and briefings by airport-wide employees and tenants.  The middle school students will also spend a day with Southwest Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration while the high school students will spend a day with American Airlines and an afternoon at Boeing.  Call in early Spring for further information and applications.