Transit Camps Summer 2018

Lead by Mr. Guest, our Summer transit camps lead kids ages 12 and up on an exploration of Los Angeles via public transportation.

Tuition: $45 per day or 3 days for $100
Students must provide their own tap cards loaded with appropriate bus/train fare for each day. They should also bring money for food or lunch from home. Note: some days might require additional money for museum or other entry fees.

Monday August 6th – Points North
The 534 bus should be one of Los Angeles County’s great treasures, a fleet of open-top double-decker buses providing hop-on hop-off access to Malibu Beaches and “27 Miles of Scenic Beauty”! Unfortunately no-one except me can see this vision, so instead it runs as a means of getting cheap labor out to flip-burgers, trim lawns and clean bathrooms in places the passengers could never afford to live – the usual SoCal public transport story! Oh well, it still does provide access to many, many miles of beaches from Zuma/Trancas through Malibu to Santa Monica – I’ll leave it up to the students to decide where to hop on or off.

Itinerary:  Meet Union Station 10am, Returning for 5pm. Red Line – Expo Line – 534 bus.
Bring (or buy) TAP card with $10 stored cash value (expected transit cost $3:50!) Bring lunch, or money to buy it. Click here to register for Monday, August 6th.

Wednesday, August 8th – Points West
The Marvin Braude Beach Bike Path is one of Los Angeles County’s great treasures, running from the Pacific Palisades in the North 22 miles down to Torrance Beach in the South. Apart from a bit of a detour around the Marina it’s off-road, on-beach all the way! The plan here is to pick up some $15 day bikes and let the students go as far and stop as often as they want. Venice Beach is easy, Playa Del Rey would be pushing it! Last year we made plenty of stops and still got as far as the Marina Del Rey Fisherman’s Village. Recommended that students know how to ride a bike already!

Itinerary:
Meet Union Station 10am, Returning for 5pm. Red Line – Expo Line – 4th St. Bike Shop Bring (or buy) TAP card with $10 stored cash value (expected transit cost $3:50!) & $15 for bike hire. Bring lunch, or money to buy it (endless options in Venice). Dress for the beach! Click here to register for Wednesday August 8th.

Friday, August 10th – Points South
Kayaking Day! Balboa Island was quite a chore, so let’s just Kayak around the Naples Canals / Alamitos Wetlands!Kayaks are $10/hr and we have 3 hrs playtime – so enough time for lunch and still get a good couple of hours on the water!

Itinerary:
Meet Union Station 10am, Returning for 5pm. Red Line – Blue Line – 121 – Kayak Rentals. Bring (or buy) TAP card with $10 stored cash value (expected transit cost $6!) & $20 for kayak hire. Bring lunch, or money to buy it (endless options in Venice). Boating day – dress to get wet! (Towel and a change might be handy – but nothing too burdensome!) Click here to register for Friday, August 10th.