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.
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 [...]
This summer marked the return of The Transitions Leadership Class held annually by HOLA’s Director of Leadership and Summer Programs Loren Rubin. This program is devoted to easing the difficult and often awkward transition from middle school to high school. The program pairs rising high school freshman with rising high school senior mentors who are [...]
On Field Trip Tuesday, several lucky SmartStart Elementary Program participants visited The Jim Henson Company in Hollywood. The group was treated to a VIP tour by HOLA Board member Peter Schube and Jim Henson Company staff members. The Company is located at the former home of the Charlie Chaplin Studios and the kids were completely [...]