camp cayton terms and conditions


The Cayton Children’s Museum is located on the 3rd floor of Santa Monica Place Mall, between the ArcLight Cinema and the Cheesecake Factory. Our address is 395 Santa Monica Pl Suite 374, Santa Monica CA 90401. When using GPS, entering the Cayton address or name may take you to the wrong location. Instead, set your destination as Santa Monica Place.


Parking is available in the City of Santa Monica’s Public Parking Structure 7 and Structure 8, immediately adjacent to Santa Monica Place. Structure 7 is located on Broadway, just west of 4th St while Structure 8 is located on Colorado, just east of 2nd St. The first 90 minutes are free, it is $2.00 for the next hour and between $2 - 3$ for each additional 30 minutes. The daily maximum on weekdays is $20.00. These lots are first come, first served. We do not guarantee parking nor do we validate.


  • Camp hours are from 9:00am-3:00pm.

  • Sign-In begins at 8:40am at the front desk of the museum.

  • All campers should arrive by 9:15am to ensure a quality experience for all participants. Sign-Out begins at 2:30pm at the front desk of the museum.

  • A typical day at camp is comprised of art based activities, museum play time, snacks, and more activities! Camp Cayton is all indoors, and we do not go outside. Due to a fun filled schedule, Camp Cayton does not offer nap time during camp hours.

  • Summer Camp Only - Aftercare

    • Aftercare is offered at an additional cost from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Monday - Thursday. There is no aftercare available for camps held in the winter or spring.

      • All campers must be picked up by 5pm. A $10 late pick-up fee will be charged for every 10 minutes after 5:00pm.

      • There is no after-care on Fridays.

      • There is no early care available.


For the security of your camper, each camper must be signed -in and -out at the beginning and end of each day. To drop-off, park and walk campers into the Cayton Children’s Museum on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Sign-in with Camp Cayton staff at the front desk, and then walk your camper to their designated camp room.

  • You are welcome to stay and play with your camper in the morning until camp staff announces that it is time to clean up.

  • While we understand transitions can be difficult for both you and your camper, we highly recommend not lingering.


To pick-up, park and walk into the Cayton Children’s Museum and sign-out with Camp Cayton staff at the front desk. Campers will only be released to listed authorized adults. Anyone picking up a camper must be prepared to show a photo ID.

  • While you are signing out, Camp Cayton staff will bring your camper out of the museum to meet you.

  • All campers must be picked up by 3pm unless they are registered for aftercare.

  • A $10 late pick-up fee will be charged for every 10 minutes after 3:00pm.


Campers will only be released to listed authorized adults. If an adult is not on your camper’s authorized pick-up list, they will NOT be allowed to pick up your camper.

  • All adults listed on the registration form (Parents, Guardians, Emergency Contacts, Authorized Adults) are automatically added to your camper’s authorized pick-up list.

  • You can update the Emergency Contact and Pick-up Authorization anytime by emailing: .

  • You may also add an adult to the during morning drop-off in the notes section of the sign-in sheet. Please let us know if a new adult will be picking up a camper prior to their arrival to ensure a smooth transition.


On your camper’s first day of camp, please review and edit the emergency information that you provided upon registration. This will be made available to you upon sign-in. This includes a list of adults authorized to pick-up, an emergency contact other than yourself, and any allergies or medical conditions of which we should be aware.


All campers are required to wear their Camp Cayton shirt each day. Each participant will receive one Camp Cayton T-shirt for each week registered. Please feel free to treat the camp shirt like a smock and wear it over another shirt. In addition, campers should wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty as well as closed-toed shoes.

  • Additional T- shirts are available for $10. If you forget a t-shirt, you will be required to purchase another one.


  • Each camper must bring their own lunch to camp. Please pack a nut-aware lunch that does not require refrigeration or microwaving. Please also include a water bottle with your child’s name on it.

    • Camp Cayton will provide snacks that rotate between fruits, pretzels, and cereal.

    • Camp Cayton staff will refill campers’ water bottles throughout the day.

    • Please notify Camp Cayton staff of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

  • Since there are so many great ways to play at the museum, please leave toys at home! All toys/objects brought from home will be taken by camp staff for safe keeping and returned to the camper at the end of the day.


All campers must bring an extra set of clothes (we recommend 2 sets of bottoms) to leave at camp for the week. We’ll be making messes on purpose (with paint and water!), and by accident (because we’ll be so excited we forget how our bodies work!). Please label everything!


Camp Cayton’s goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for all campers and staff. In order to do this, we want to lessen the possibility of severe allergic reactions to nuts or nut products. When packing your campers’ lunch, we request that you do NOT send food to school that contain any nuts or nut products. This includes peanut butter and Nutella. Campers that bring food that contains nuts or nut products will be required to eat their food away from effected students. Campers are also encouraged not to share food, eating utensils or containers, and to practice appropriate hand-washing and food hygiene behaviors.


All campers must be potty proficient by the start date of their camp week. Potty proficient means campers are transitioned out of diapers, able to tell an adult they need to use the bathroom, use the toilet themselves, and wash and dry their hands.


  • The Cayton will issue a refund for cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the first registered day of camp less a mandatory $75.00 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for any camp week that is cancelled within two weeks of the start date.

    • When cancelling more than four weeks of camp, an additional $25 will be charged per each additional camp week.

    • There are no refunds for aftercare.

    • As unpredictable as it is, Camp Cayton does not refund for sick days.

    • Camp Cayton does not prorate camp costs if you miss or plan to miss a day(s) of camp or any other reason. If your camper misses a camp day(s), it cannot be made up in a future camp week.

    The Cayton Children's Museum reserves the right to cancel any camp week or aftercare if enrollment minimum is not met. Transfers from one week to another will be based on availability and must be made before any missed camp dates. Registration cannot be transferred to other individuals.


For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us!

We look forward to seeing you and your little ones soon!