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If you are looking for a day care or an after school 'pick-up-from-school' option, then you came to the right place. Your kids will be safe and looked after. HOWEVER, if you are signing up for the summer camp....buyer beware! You will be promised a full schedule of fun, adventure, field trips and themes of the week.....but what you actually get is very little of each.

Their Website promises non-stop fun and adventure for kids ages 3 - 13. Theme weeks, exciting field trips and swimming (beach/pool).

Truth:

1. "Non-Stop Fun?!" Um....no. The entire morning is pretty much a day care. The campers are allowed to play with toys (Legos, dolls,.....under '5 year old' toys. Kids can bring their devices (video games, ipads, etc.....no wifi is given).

2. Theme weeks are promised, but not effectively executed. Example: One of the themes was Wild Wild West and the activity was to make S'mores. The counselors were instructed to take two graham crackers, one marshmallow and squeeze Hershey's syrup on and call it a s'mores! Gross! Another week there was supposed to be a "Silly Science Show" so the owner took a balloon, rubbed it on a kids head and said "Ooooh science!" Seriously?!

3. "Grouped by age"......well only if you are between the ages of 2-8, which was the median age for this camp. Anyone older would be bored out of their minds.

4. The "exciting field trips" were OK. Most trips were pretty short as the campers didn't leave the camp until after lunch so that the owner wouldn't have to spend extra money on food. No ball game as the above noted. Some trips were a short hike at a park or a few small ponies in the parking lot. Not exciting really.

5. Lunch is included in the price. Great concept if you are OK with your child eating pizza, hot dogs or turkey sandwiches daily. Kids got what the owner had time to buy. Not a huge complaint.....but a little more variety and some fruits veggies would have been nice. These same lunches were taken when they went on field trips.

6. The campers went to the Calabasas Swim club daily. This is a nice facility. Campers didn't leave until, again, after lunch. They were promised Wednesday as a beach day. Campers are given a choice between beach and pool (one counselor goes to the pool with kids and the owner goes to the beach with the one's who choose the beach.) Only on the first week did some of the campers go to the beach. And when they did, it was 8 kids to 1 owner (male). As a parent I'd be concerned if my little girl had to go to the restroom and an adult male needed to take her.......and then who would watch the other kids? That was the first and last trip they took to the beach the entire summer. After that trip, there weren't enough campers who wanted to go, so they scraped the trip (even if 3 or 4 wanted to go!).

7. The counselors were nice and seemed responsible. Although this camp has an 8 kids to 1 counselor ratio, which is a bit high in my opinion.

All in all, take my comments above as you want. I won't be back to this camp and would not recommend it to my friends. For the price I paid, I'd expect what the name of the camp insinuates.....ADVENTURE! Not here

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are looking for a day care or an after school 'pick-up-from-school' option, then you came to the right place. Your kids will be safe and looked after. HOWEVER, if you are signing up for the summer camp....buyer beware! You will be promised a full schedule of fun, adventure, field trips and themes of the week.....but what you actually get is very little of each.

Their Website promises non-stop fun and adventure for kids ages 3 - 13. Theme weeks, exciting field trips and swimming (beach/pool).

Truth:

1. "Non-Stop Fun?!" Um....no. The entire morning is pretty much a day care. The campers are allowed to play with toys (Legos, dolls,.....under '5 year old' toys. Kids can bring their devices (video games, ipads, etc.....no wifi is given).

2. Theme weeks are promised, but not effectively executed. Example: One of the themes was Wild Wild West and the activity was to make S'mores. The counselors were instructed to take two graham crackers, one marshmallow and squeeze Hershey's syrup on and call it a s'mores! Gross! Another week there was supposed to be a "Silly Science Show" so the owner took a balloon, rubbed it on a kids head and said "Ooooh science!" Seriously?!

3. "Grouped by age"......well only if you are between the ages of 2-8, which was the median age for this camp. Anyone older would be bored out of their minds.

4. The "exciting field trips" were OK. Most trips were pretty short as the campers didn't leave the camp until after lunch so that the owner wouldn't have to spend extra money on food. No ball game as the above noted. Some trips were a short hike at a park or a few small ponies in the parking lot. Not exciting really.

5. Lunch is included in the price. Great concept if you are OK with your child eating pizza, hot dogs or turkey sandwiches daily. Kids got what the owner had time to buy. Not a huge complaint.....but a little more variety and some fruits veggies would have been nice. These same lunches were taken when they went on field trips.

6. The campers went to the Calabasas Swim club daily. This is a nice facility. Campers didn't leave until, again, after lunch. They were promised Wednesday as a beach day. Campers are given a choice between beach and pool (one counselor goes to the pool with kids and the owner goes to the beach with the one's who choose the beach.) Only on the first week did some of the campers go to the beach. And when they did, it was 8 kids to 1 owner (male). As a parent I'd be concerned if my little girl had to go to the restroom and an adult male needed to take her.......and then who would watch the other kids? That was the first and last trip they took to the beach the entire summer. After that trip, there weren't enough campers who wanted to go, so they scraped the trip (even if 3 or 4 wanted to go!).

7. The counselors were nice and seemed responsible. Although this camp has an 8 kids to 1 counselor ratio, which is a bit high in my opinion.

All in all, take my comments above as you want. I won't be back to this camp and would not recommend it to my friends. For the price I paid, I'd expect what the name of the camp insinuates.....ADVENTURE! Not here

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I used to be a counselor at Kid's Club, and I agree with the fact that Tony likes money. He mainly leaves the responsibility to the counselors, who are well trained. The camp is extremely small for the number of campers held there, and they should get healthier food. The schedule is not true, except for the places they visit. They don't have special days like they say they do. There are hardly any activities, and honestly I do not think they should mix the handicap with the regular children. Especially in that small of an environment. Tony hardly spends any time with the campers, unless to yell at them or tell them to do something. The camp is really unbearable. I wouldn't send my kid there. I would send my kid to West Valley Christian Summer Camp. I was a camper, and a counselor there, and I absolutely loved it. Way more space, and many more activities. Healthier food, and they stay true to their word.

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I used to be a counselor at Kid's Club, and I agree with the fact that Tony likes money. He mainly leaves the responsibility to the counselors, who are well trained. The camp is extremely small for the number of campers held there, and they should get healthier food. The schedule is not true, except for the places they visit. They don't have special days like they say they do. There are hardly any activities, and honestly I do not think they should mix the handicap with the regular children. Especially in that small of an environment. Tony hardly spends any time with the campers, unless to yell at them or tell them to do something. The camp is really unbearable. I wouldn't send my kid there. I would send my kid to West Valley Christian Summer Camp. I was a camper, and a counselor there, and I absolutely loved it. Way more space, and many more activities. Healthier food, and they stay true to their word.

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I agree with YOU, Kids Club is about money, lack of adult supervision and teen counselors did not pay attention about
children, kids are jam in the game room fighting for their turn.
NO SUPERVISION . THEY FEED KIDS PIZZA EVERYDAY. NO OTHER OPTION :(

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with YOU, Kids Club is about money, lack of adult supervision and teen counselors did not pay attention about
children, kids are jam in the game room fighting for their turn.
NO SUPERVISION . THEY FEED KIDS PIZZA EVERYDAY. NO OTHER OPTION :(

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Kids club is a rip off and the kids have no where to play! Tony is an older aged guy who runs the camp and honestly i dont even trust him with my children

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Kids club is a rip off and the kids have no where to play! Tony is an older aged guy who runs the camp and honestly i dont even trust him with my children

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Kids Club is a safe place to leave your kids during summer or after school and it's a lot of fun. My 8 year old son loves the game room, with Large Screen Nintendo, and full size video games, and air hockey and fooze ball tables. The outside area has a handball court and the kids can play basketball. There's an art room/lunch room and computers in the main room which also doubles as a place to play games and soccer. The kids are transported by vans every afternoon to go swimming in Calabasas. My son likes the field trips on Tuesdays and bowling on Thursday mornings.The schedule is packed full of fun things to do every day of the week. The owner, Tony, is great with the kids and you can tell he loves what he does. The counselors are friendly and nurturing and the prices are very reasonable. There is tremendous flexibility in the schedule and you can pick and choose the days your kids attend. I wish I had known about this place years ago.

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Kids Club is a safe place to leave your kids during summer or after school and it's a lot of fun. My 8 year old son loves the game room, with Large Screen Nintendo, and full size video games, and air hockey and fooze ball tables. The outside area has a handball court and the kids can play basketball. There's an art room/lunch room and computers in the main room which also doubles as a place to play games and soccer. The kids are transported by vans every afternoon to go swimming in Calabasas. My son likes the field trips on Tuesdays and bowling on Thursday mornings.The schedule is packed full of fun things to do every day of the week. The owner, Tony, is great with the kids and you can tell he loves what he does. The counselors are friendly and nurturing and the prices are very reasonable. There is tremendous flexibility in the schedule and you can pick and choose the days your kids attend. I wish I had known about this place years ago.

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kids club.... it is a safe enviorment for the children, but it is way out of control, u feed them way to much, there anrn't enough counsalers or even room for the children to play.

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kids club.... it is a safe enviorment for the children, but it is way out of control, u feed them way to much, there anrn't enough counsalers or even room for the children to play.

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Kids Club is (during the school year) an afterschool program that
picks your children up from school and takes them back to their
facility for homework, snacks, and time for kids to just hang out
with other children in a safe place until parents come for pick-up.
Kids Club offers 'overnights' during the school year, where children
can have an all night party with their friends and counselors doing
art, watching movies, playing games, eating pizza. And then you can
pick them up in the morning. They'll even feed them breakfast! If you
don't want to leave your child for the entire overnight, you can pick them up @
midnight instead. They are open year-round (except for certain holidays)
and offer day camps whenever school is not in session. Their day camps
are filled with exteremely fun activities. Such as field trips to the
beach, bowling alleys, movies, parties at the park, & even ice cream trips!
They offer flexible scheduling and programming, swimming, and even themed
weeks during summer camp. Such as Wild Wild west, Camp Olympics, Holiday
Everyday (when each day during the week, a different holiday is celebrated).
Also.. with camp you only pay for the days your child attends camp!! Kids club offers a
ticket system which allows YOU to pick and choose the days you want
your child to go to camp. Prices are very reasonable and totally worth it!
They've been in business for more than 17 years! You absolutely must check them out!

PROS: Great prices, great staff, great activities for kids!!
CONS: no cons!

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★★★★★

Kids Club is (during the school year) an afterschool program that
picks your children up from school and takes them back to their
facility for homework, snacks, and time for kids to just hang out
with other children in a safe place until parents come for pick-up.
Kids Club offers 'overnights' during the school year, where children
can have an all night party with their friends and counselors doing
art, watching movies, playing games, eating pizza. And then you can
pick them up in the morning. They'll even feed them breakfast! If you
don't want to leave your child for the entire overnight, you can pick them up @
midnight instead. They are open year-round (except for certain holidays)
and offer day camps whenever school is not in session. Their day camps
are filled with exteremely fun activities. Such as field trips to the
beach, bowling alleys, movies, parties at the park, & even ice cream trips!
They offer flexible scheduling and programming, swimming, and even themed
weeks during summer camp. Such as Wild Wild west, Camp Olympics, Holiday
Everyday (when each day during the week, a different holiday is celebrated).
Also.. with camp you only pay for the days your child attends camp!! Kids club offers a
ticket system which allows YOU to pick and choose the days you want
your child to go to camp. Prices are very reasonable and totally worth it!
They've been in business for more than 17 years! You absolutely must check them out!

PROS: Great prices, great staff, great activities for kids!!
CONS: no cons!

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