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Summer Programs

Friendship Camp will be a Monday through Thursday camp for all ages between 8-35 from 1:00-4:00 PM at a price of $340/week. There will be NO camp the week of the July 4th holiday (July 3-7). Friendship Camp will take place at Grandview Elementary in Manhattan Beach.

  • Week 1 – June 20th-22nd
  • Week 2 – June 26th-29th
  • Week 3 – July 10th-13th
  • Week 4 – July 17th-20th
  • Week 5 – July 24th-27th
  • Week 6 – July 31st-August 3rd

Come join us and the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation as we discover the therapeutic benefits of ocean and surf therapy. Sessions are $50/session for 4 hours in the late morning-early afternoon at El Porto Beach. 

  • July 14th – Ages 18+
  • July 28th – Ages 8-17
  • August 13th – All Ages

Click here to learn more about the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation.

We also will be partnering with Beach Sports to host Beach Camp on Fridays throughout the summer. Beach Camp will be at Avenue I in Redondo Beach from 1:00-4:00 PM. The price is $50/session. These programs are age-appropriate and separated by specific age group:

  • June 23rd – Ages 8-17
  • June 30th – Ages 18+
  • July 7th – Ages 8-17
  • July 21st – Ages 18+
  • August 4th – Ages 8-17

Click here to learn more about Beach Sports.

Registration for all Summer Programs will open on our DaySmart platform at the dates & times listed below. Payment for participants is due at the time of registration. Each week of Friendship Camp and each session of Beach Camp & Ocean Therapy will appear as SEPARATE items. You may choose to register for all 6 weeks of Friendship Camp or pick and choose. Spots will fill up quickly- save the date! 

  • Participants Ages 18+ Registration
  • Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at 10:00 AM
  • Participants Ages 8-17 Registration
  • Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at 4:00 PM
  • Volunteer Registration (All Ages)
  • Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Spots are limited and will fill up quickly!

Financial Aid Application 

The Friendship Foundation strives to make our programs available to all children and adults in our community. If you are in need of financial assistance, please fill out the application below. Applications are due no later than Monday, April 17th, 2023.

Check out photos from our 2022 Friendship Camp!

We look forward to seeing all of you this summer!
~ Friendship Foundation Staff

Beach Camp
A week of ocean fun where campers spend time in the water and in the sand doing fun activities.
Friendship Camp
A socially inclusive full day camp that engages participants and volunteers in a variety of activities including art, music, science, dance, cooking, field trips and sports.

Past Summer Programs

Dogwood Camping Trip (Lake Arrowhead)
Our participants enjoy the full camping experience which includes sleeping in tents and sleeping bags, building fires, roasting marshmallows, hiking and more!
Fun Fridays
Select Fridays during the summer, Friendship Foundation goes on field trips to some of the coolest places including Catalina Island, Knott's Soak City and more.
Camp Conrad Retreat
Watch a movie under the stars, spend a day at the pool, and hike through the beautiful trees at this Big Bear Retreat.

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