Middle and High School Summer Camps from 826LA

Straight from 826LA volunteers, they’ve got some great activities for middle and high school kids for summer, located at the Time Travel Mart on Sunset. And they’re free!

’ZINE, DEFINED Ages 14–18

’Zine: a publication our high school students dream up, piece together, and publish. Join us as we collect writing, drawing, and everything else and compile it as a xeroxed, homemade ’zine. Each issue focuses on a different theme, and attendees act not only as contributors, but also as editors and designers.

826LA East: Seven Wednesdays, June 22 through August 3 6:30 pm–8:00 pm


Students will write and revise with volunteers and fellow playwrights, as well as workshop with actors in Shine! LA’s Youth Theatre, to write intertwined works that explore the essence of the City of Los Angeles. The resulting plays will be staged near the end of summer.

826LA West: Thursday, July 7, and six Tuesdays, July 12 through August 16 4:30 pm–8:00 pm


Working with writers, performers, and musicians, students will develop a basic three-act play, along with dialogue, music, and lyrics. Students will also have the chance to hone their performance skills and perform the play with volunteers at the end of the camp.

826LA East: Six Thursdays, July 21 through August 25 6:30 pm–8:30 pm


Students work with professional journalists to research, write, and produce their own newspapers—The Venice Wave at 826LA West and 826LA Good Times at 826LA East.

826LA East: Monday Evenings, July 25 through August 27 (skipping 8/22) 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

826LA West: Wednesday Evenings, July 27 through August 31 (skipping 8/24) 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

WORDS, SPOKEN Ages 13–18

In this intensive five-day workshop, high school students will have the opportunity to examine what makes words perform, what it means to speak and embody text, and what we can do to harness our personal histories, our identities, and voices. The workshop culminates in a spoken word event where everyone has their say!

826LA East: Monday through Friday, August 22 through August 26 Time TBD

826LA West: Monday through Friday, August 22 through August 26 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Visit workshops.826la.org for or information, or call (310) 305-8418