Transit Camps Summer 2019

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

Tuition: $150 per 3 day session
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.

Camp Sessions

Session 1 – Freedom & Independence for Teenagers, June 10th – 14th (MWF)

The goal is to give our pre-drivers a bit of a nudge towards the idea that they didn’t always need their parents to schlep them around, and that there are alternatives to the personal automobile!

  • June 10 – ¬†History and development of Public Transport within Los Angeles, including overview of¬†past, current and future options.
  • June 12 – Transport Systems connecting Los Angeles with the rest of the World.
  • June 14 – A fun day out without a car! Students decide where they would like to head to and take the skills they learned and map it out.

Students must bring (or buy) TAP card with $10 stored cash value and lunch money.

Session 2 – Beach Escapes, June 17th – 21st (MWF)

  • Monday June 17th – 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”!
    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.
    Beach day!
  • Wednesday June 19th – Points West
    Beach Biking Day!
    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!
  • Friday June 21st – 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 3hrs 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!)

Registration
To set up your account at Urban Homeschoolers and register for camp, click here.
If you already have an account, register through your parent portal, here.