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 Vista's Best Summer Camp


35 Main Street, #120, Vista , CA 92083   

  Vista's Best Summer Camp

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5 Full Weeks 9:30am-4pm Monday-Friday

California Heritage School

Professional level CPR & first aid

Age appropriate groups for all campers

Over 25 years in business

Background checks on ALL staff

Swimming, Games, Arts & Crafts, Weekly Themes

100's of Activities, Fun & Fitness

 Online registration

Friendly and Helpful Staff







North County Self Defense Summer Camp

I found the best summer camp! My son loved it and I felt completely confident that he was safe, learning important life skills, and socializing in a positive environment.  

I rarely write reviews but I am so impressed that I knew that I needed to share my experience.

My experience with NCSD prior to summer camp:

I think that it is important to mention that my eight year old son, Kai, has been taking karate with North County Self Defense for a couple of years. The staff has always been extremely professional and always shown concern for the wellbeing of their students. The classes focus first and foremost on character building. This is apparent in the positive, supportive, and respectful attitude of the staff and expectations they have for the students. Along with all of the personal growth building, North County Self Defense is extremely proficient in teaching age appropriate self defense. I have found that they are in a league all their own and no other karate studio comes close to what is offered there. With this experience I felt very confident in choosing to enroll Kai into their summer camp program.

Summer Camp experience:

Although Kai has been taking karate at North County Self Defense for a few years, this was the first year I signed him up for summer camp. I scheduled his week of summer camp during the week of  June 24-28. Kai had heard of all the fun activities he would be a part of that week and was excited to go. We arrived a few minutes early and when we walked into the door, we were warmly greeted by Shihan Moss, who would be overseeing and instructing the summer camp. He explained what the children would be doing that day and helped Kai get settled in.  There were other children who had already arrived. Some he knew from class and others that he had not met yet. All of the children were friendly and excited to welcome him. 

When I came to pick Kai up at the end of the day, he did not want to leave. All of the kids were still having so much fun. He was so excited to have met new friends and was looking forward to all of the fun activities that were scheduled for the rest of the week.

Everyday was the same, warm greetings, friendly supportive interactions, and a fun filled schedule.  

During the week they had karate classes, played games, made a movie, and went on several field trips. It is my understanding that the field trips can change, however, the field trips that were provided during Kai's week at summer camp were: The Wave Waterpark, going to a movie at Cinépolis, painting at Clay n Latte, and making personal pizzas at Lamppost pizza.

I have never found another day camp that provided so many fun activities for the price. 

If you are looking for a safe, fun environment, that focuses on character building and positive friendly interactions for your child, I highly recommend North County Self Defense's Summer Camp and their year round self defense classes.  Jessica R.




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Weekly themes make every day at camp different and exciting.

Affordable payment plans to make your life easier.

Our 3 children started for the first time at camp last summer. They have been going since the last day of school and the LOVE IT!!! The camp is run by excellent counselors who are patient and kind, yet make my children accountable to the rules (which we love). The kids come home eveyday with something new to tell us about their day and the bonus is they are wooped and have no issues going to bed. The kids have requested to return to camp next summer. Thank you for giving my kids a summer to remember!


I cannot say enough about this camp! Mr. Moss, Mr. Pulse, Ms. Alyx, Mrs. Moss (and all the other counselors and staff) are fantastic! They keep the kids active with games like dodgeball, gaga, karate classes, swim club and weekly themes. My kids are both so sad that camp is coming to an end this summer already but they will be back next year...and the year after...and the year after. Since I don't have off for the summer, there's no place else I would consider sending my kids. So glad we found this place! Love the whole team!!




My son started with karate at this facility almost 2 years ago. Our experience was so awesome, we signed up for their after care program and the summer camp program. The staff runs a top notch, no-nonsense program in all regards. They successfully engage the kids in the lessons and schedules, but keep them focused while having fun all along. I can't say enough about the staff - Mrs. Moss, Ms. Alyx, Mr. Ellis, and Mr. Pulse set the bar high, as can be further witnessed by the quality counselors they bring in to assist with the programs. I never worry knowing my son is in good hands, and that is truly priceless!



Great experience for my son. He's been going for the past few summers and actually asks if he can go back. Not only does he have fun while he's there with all the activities and events, but he gets plenty of exercise instead of sitting in front of the TV all summer.




Excellant camp! The staff is amazing with the children. 2 Thumbs up in keeping the kids occupied during the day. My son enjoyed going every day. He never got bored or tired of going because they always seem to change up the actvities so it was not the same thing ever day.










Summer camp can be a huge cost for parents.  On average, most camps run about $400-$600 a week.


This can create a huge financial burden especially for parents with 2 or more kids.


Not only do we provide an amazing experience for all our campers, we are the most affordable camp in the area.  We limit the number of campers that we enroll so we can make sure that QUALITY comes first before anything else.  We always fill up before Summer starts, so please don't wait to contact us.



Tired of dealing with bad service and rude people?  When you spend your hard earned dollar, you want to make sure that the business your dealing with appreciates you and goes out of their way to show it.  Unfortunatly that is hard to find today.


We make it a point to over deliver and show appreciation to all our customers in many ways.  Don't take our word for it, check out all the amazing reviews we get from real customers!!  









Are your kids hesitant to try new things?  


Do they have trouble making new friends or being social?  


Have you ever dealt with bullying??


Do your kids spend WAY to much time playing video games???


Our staff is trained to overcome any challenge our campers may have.

We encourage and motivate all campers to try new things, to grow, and experience everything camp offers.


Sometimes kids can be shy and have trouble making new friends.  First of all, we keep all campers in groups by age.  If we see someone struggling to fit in or make friends, our team works together to make sure they have a great experience and make life long friends.


Everyday of camp we hold an orientation with all the campers.  During this orientation we go over ALL the RULES and what we expect. Bullying is something that we do not tolerate at all!  Any camper that causes a problem for other campers being physical or verbal may be asked to leave the camp.


We do offer a full camp experience with all kinds of games and classes. We know they enjoy those activities! Throughout the day they rotate through the camp and experience tons of activities everyday.  We are a very active camp and they will not be sitting around playing on electronics all day!!!













Our programs are very popular.  Space is limited.  

Secure your spot now by registering online.

We Look Forward To Meeting You!

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