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. Program themes include:
- The Past : Present : Future of Transport in LA
- Escape from LA
- LA Museums & Galleries
The program themes and tracks are designed to cross-reference and build a bigger picture. Students meet Mr. Guest in front of Union Station at 10:00 am and should be picked up at 4:00 pm at the same location unless otherwise specified. However, some days may have a later return time, and parents will be kept informed.
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, June 11th
The Past : Present : Future of Transport in LA – The Hub
This is the foundation day and should be (but isn’t) considered mandatory for any prospective transit campers. We look at Union Station (and its history) as the Transit Hub of LA, visit the MTA building (including, hopefully, their terrific historical library on the 17th floor above the station), visit City Hall as the Civic Hub, Grand Central Market as the Food Hub (Central Library as the Information Hub and #1 Wilshire as the Media Hub are also possible).
Wednesday, June 13th
Escape from LA #1
San Pedro Harbor & Beaches, including a chance to visit the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/ & visit the Tide Pools (low tide @ 3:10pm).
Friday, June 15th
LA Museums & Galleries #1
Contemporary Art on the Westside. A chance to catch, amongst other things “Made In LA 2018” at the Hammer Museum https://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2018/made-in-la-2018/ and visit the “art village” at (nee) Bergamot Station https://www.popellay.com/press/bulletin/arts-center-at-26th-st-bergamot-station-still-open
Monday, June 18th
Escape from LA #2
Beach Cities – Torrance Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, by bus and (hopefully) bicycle!
The Past : Present : Future of Transport in LA – Port Of Los Angeles
Catching the Blue Line (which is a kind of “reverse bussing”!) which itself follows LA’s original rail route, crossing the magnificent Vincent Thomas Bridge to visit the Port of Los Angeles, where the entire Pacific Ocean comes to trade with the North American Continent! Including the Maritime Museum http://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/ and , hopefully, Fish Tacos.
Friday, June 22nd
LA Museums & Galleries #2
Taking the Red Line to Hollywood to visit the Hollywood Museum (in the old Max Factor building!) http://thehollywoodmuseum.com/exhibit/holy-hollywood-history/ and then a pic-nic at the Hollyhock House https://culturela.org/cultural-centers/hollyhock-house/ and a chance to visit the LA Municipal Art Gallery https://culturela.org/cultural-centers/los-angeles-municipal-art-gallery-lamag/
Monday, June 25th
Escape from LA #3
Expo to Beach Bikes to the Annenberg Splash Days https://annenbergbeachhouse.com/ (Please bring money for bike rental approximately $15 and Annenberg admission $2.)
Wednesday, June 27th
The Past : Present : Future of Transport in LA – Los Angeles International
Including the best views of the runways along with a visit to the Flight Path Museum http://flightpathmuseum.com/visit-us/visitor-information/ via the Green Line and Redondo Beach Bus (Hi Gwinnie!) https://www.redondo.org/depts/recreation/transit/beach_cities_transit/line_109.asp
Friday, June 29th
LA Museums & Galleries #3
A couple of really interesting looking shows at the Museum of Latin American Art
https://molaa.org/exhibitions/ one on technology and the other on the human body – what a great pairing! Interspersed with a picnic on the beach!
More transit camps coming July 30th – August 11th. Stay tuned for details.