HOLA Summer Camps provide children with a community of caring adults, who nurture experiential education that results in self-respect and appreciation for the earth we live in. All of the outcomes β self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, and self-respect β build personal competencies. It is our hope that our youth will learn the importance of compassion, contribution, commitment, and character!
We want our parents to tell us that at the end of summer, their children are more caring, understand the importance of giving, are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right, and are willing to be more responsible. Myriad day camps and sleep away camps in the Arts, Athletics, Leadership and Academic Enrichment offer much needed alternatives to neighborhoods plagued with crime and keep teens away from gangs.
This summer, HOLA’s Scientific Arts Program will be holding a free Science Camp for youth in grades 5 and up. Weekly themes include Building a City with Minecraft, Lego Mindstorms, and Make: Projectiles. The camp will be held from June 17 through July 26 and students can sign up for one camp or all six. Click here for more information.
For the past several months, a core group of HOLA high school students have been working with Loren Rubin, Director of Leadership and Summer Programs, training to be facilitators in the Play for Peace Leadership program. Play for Peace brings together children, youth and organizations from communities in conflict, using cooperative play to create laughter, [...]
Heart of LA’s summer programs are up and running. This summer, HOLA will serve more than 600 kids with arts, music, sports and science camps, in addition to a mix of academic support and some summer fun for the participants in our SmartStart Elementary, Bridges Middle School and PAT High School programs. Lots of field [...]
Once again, the amazing filmmakers from OMG Everywhere! invited HOLA youth to participate in their week-long summer camp, OMG Cameras Everywhere! Twelve lucky Visual Arts and Bridges students joined kids from all over Los Angeles to make movies. The kids had an incredible week of fun and filmmaking, learning all about the art of filmmaking [...]
…but oh, what a summer it was. HOLA staff and dozens of dedicated volunteers were running on all cylinders, providing an action packed summer filled with incredible activities across all programs and grade levels. The SmartStart elementary students were split into two groups, morning and afternoon, and each week the students went on field trips [...]
For the third year in a row, enthusiastic volunteers from the United Talent Agency (UTA) returned to help cap off the summer session at HOLA with a fun-filled day of games and activities for over 200 HOLA students from the YOLA at HOLA, SmartStart and Bridges programs. The volunteer group was made up of agents, [...]
On a beautiful, sunny, but not too hot Saturday, HOLA’s Athletics Program held their 6th Annual Summer Cup, a soccer tournament held at Lafayette Park for kids ages 9-11. The sidelines were packed with proud parents, families and friends who came to root for the young soccer players. This was the first tournament held on [...]