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Camps in Private Schools

Camp Heritage Oak
Located in Yorba Linda
Preschool - Middleschool

Heritage Oak Private School offers summer camp for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Campers take part in fun-filled camp days which include field trips, art, science, music, organized sports, games, swimming lessons, and free-swim session. Academic camps are also offered with challenging instruction in mathematics, reading/phonics, writing skills and high school prep.

Carden Academy of Mission Viejo
Located in Mission Viejo

Carden Academy Summer Campers will experience the thrill of a lifetime as they participate in a multitude of challenging, fun, and enriching activities. Each week will have its own special theme with special culminating activities!

All camps are full-day unless noted on website. Weekly camps run through August

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Preschool through 12th Grade
Located in the City of Orange

Since 1958, Eldorado Emerson Private School has been dedicated to excellence in education for students in preschool through high school, offering a well-rounded college prep curriculum that features both academics and the arts. During their five-week summer session, preschool through 5th grade students enjoy full-day camp-style experiences in science, music, literature, art and academic enrichment. Middle school and high school students get to choose from a full day of electives to suit all interests: photography, cooking, SAT prep, sport-of-the-week, intro to pre-med, Greek mythology, songwriting, art classes, chess, and more.

Summer Session begins mid to late June and runs through late July.

Fairmont Summer Programs
Preschool - 12th grade Four OC campuses in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, and Tustin

Fairmont Summer Programs’ accreditation with the American Camp Association (ACA) ensures meeting or exceeding more than 250 standards for student health, safety, and program quality. Fairmont’s summer camp focuses on fostering socially successful youth by providing an activity-rich environment centered on essential life skills such as creativity, collaboration, curiosity, and character. The summer school offers academic readiness programs with a concentrated focus on reading, writing, and math to help reinforce academic skills and prepare students for a successful school year. Fairmont Summer Programs includes Summer Camp (Preschool – Elementary), Summer School (Elementary – High School), and Enrichment Workshops (Kindergarten – 8th Grade). Activities are held on Fairmont’s Anaheim Hills, Historic Anaheim, Preparatory Academy (Anaheim), and North Tustin campuses. For more information, click link above or call 714-234-2757.

Fusion Academy
Grades 6 - 12
Campuses in Huntington Beach & Mission Viejo

Fusion Academy offers personalized, one-to-one learning in a full-time alternative school for students in grades 6-12. Fusion Academy offers a summer program tailored to each student’s needs. Featuring many of the same programs offered during its “traditional” school year—including recording arts, marine biology, graphic design, cultural geography, screen writing and foreign language, among others—the Fusion Academy summer program’s one-to-one approach allows students to schedule classes around vacations, camps and other activities.

The Pegasus School
Camp Pegasus (Grades PK – 8)

Camp Pegasus summer program at The Pegasus School is open to the general public. Unique, energetic and collaborative enrichment classes are offered for students entering pre-K through grade 8. Experienced and nurturing teachers foster students’ curiosity and love of learning in a safe, imaginative and dynamic environment.

Three 2-week sessions are available beginning June. Online brochure and registration available March

Page Private School
Infant - 8th grade
Campuses in Costa Mesa and Garden Grove

Make a Splash at Page Private School’s summer program. Page summer program has many exciting activities for students including sports, arts and crafts, theme weeks, water activities, computer lab, and field trips for all grade levels. Page provides a summer packed with fun, learning and opportunities for your child to create lifelong memories and learn important skills for the new school year.

Reid Day School
Located in Costa Mesa

Two programs offered
Summer Catalyst Program (July 18-28) for grades 1-6 & Siblings Program for ages 4-7

Reid Day School's Summer Catalyst Program provides group instruction in the areas of math, reading, critical thinking and writing. In addition to coursework, summer intensive mornings include enrichment opportunities in the areas of art, lab science, social thinking, games and Karate. Summer Intensives are $250/wk for Reid Students and $300/wk for the general public.

For younger siblings, Reid offers a structured program providing a fun, safe, and educational environment. Children will enjoy games that encourage movement, interaction, and FUN! Age appropriate science experiments will be hands-on and engaging and children will be doing crafts that assist with sensory and fine motor skills. $50/day.

Sage Hill School
Located in Newport Coast

In support of its commitment to public purpose and community outreach, Sage Hill School - Orange County’s only independent, non-sectarian college preparatory high school - is opening its campus to the general public for the first time for an expanded Summer Session for students entering grades 9-12. Class offerings will include a variety of academic and arts programs. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the Sage Hill Difference.

St. Anne School - Summer Knights Day Camp
Preschool through 8th Grade
Located in Laguna Niguel

Looking for some summer fun in a comfortable, safe environment? The St. Anne Summer Knights Day Camp is for you! The Summer Knights Day Camp offers a summer of fun, adventure, and learning for children from preschool through middle school. Camp days are filled with a balance of light academics, arts and crafts, water play, weekly themes, special guests, cooking, music, photography, and field trips - with a flexible schedule for working parents or for kids who are just looking for some fun this summer.

2017Dates: TBA Click link above to visit our website or call us at 949.276.6700 to learn more.

St. Catherine's Academy
Located in Anaheim
For boys entering kindergarten - 8th grade

St. Catherine’s Academy Summer Enrichment Program offers morning classes for enrichment or review in math and language arts followed by fun afternoon sports, military activities, and field trips. Boys entering K-8th grade; Day camp or 5-day or 7-day boarding.

St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Preschool – Grade 12

Located in San Juan Capistrano

Whether your child is three or thirteen, interested in theater or engineering, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School provides unique Summer Camp experiences that allow children of all ages to explore passions and interests. Create, invent, fabricate, innovate and have a lot of fun in STEM, arts, sports and outdoor camps at St. Margaret’s this summer. For more information, click link above to visit www.smes.org.

Online Summer Registration opens in April

The Whitworth School
For children ages 4–14
Located in the City of Orange

The Whitworth School Discovery Camp provides an engaging program designed with hands-on activities including science experiments, exciting explorations, art projects, water play, and much more! Students will have the opportunity to discover the world we live in as they interact with our exciting special guest presenters and participate in our off campus adventures. The summer academic enrichment program offers small group classes designed for all types of students. We help by keeping skills sharp and giving children a boost in phonics, reading, math and language arts to ensure they’ll get off to a fast start in the coming school year.

June - August

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Educational Camps

Brain Builders Educational Programs
Located in Laguna Niguel
For grades 1 through 8

While creating and building LEGOŽ structures that move, your child won't even know they are learning about engineering, the concepts of energy, friction, aerodynamics and many more fundamentals! Learning is fun with Brain Builders' Summer LEGOŽ Camps, where kids will construct and destruct colorful, mobile Lego creations! Classes are grouped by age - 11 classes to choose from.

Weekly half and full day camps run through the summer starting June

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim & Irvine
Are you ready to spend the summer in 5 awesome ways?

You can audition in musical theatre; write your own book; star in original films; create your own company; lead some science challenges; and compete in speech contest. Come join QD Learning for their 2017 summer camps (5 unique themes - Musical Theatre, Creative Writing and Film-making, Startup, Science, Youth Leadership) in Anaheim and their Irvine location.

Click QD Learning link above or call 866-669-9228 to reserve your spot.

The Whitworth School
For children ages 4-14
Located in the City of Orange

Whether your child is already a successful student who seeks advancement or one who would benefit from extra attention, our professional teaching staff specialize in making summer study a pleasant, engaging and effective experience for students ages 4 - 13.

Our small group classes are designed for all types of students. We help by keeping skills sharp and giving children a boost in phonics, reading, math and language arts to ensure they'll get off to a fast start in the coming school year.

Academic Enrichment Program runs June - August

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Foreign Language Camps

l'Ecole du Soleil
Orange County campus located in Santa Ana

At l'Ecole du Soleil, we focus on language acquisition for children through verbal, written, and reading exercises as well as through fun participating in a myriad of outdoor activities, sports, and games. Previous exposure to French language is not required. We offer a valuable experience to all children!

Five individual week sessions of French and Fun! June to July

LangoKids Irvine
Hola, Bonjour! Welcome to LangoKids Irvine!

Camp Lango Irvine is for kids ages 5-10 years old and it's an immersion day camp designed to give children a unique summer experience. They'll get to spend their summer- time having fun, acquiring a second or third language, and taking pretend trips to different destinations of Latin America and Europe. Without the hassle of lost luggage, we are able to "visit" these places and learn about their traditions, recreation, cuisine, and more. Each week ends with a performance for parents, family, and friends. Extended care in the morning and afternoon is available for FREE.

Now offering French and Spanish camps at two convenient locations: LILA in Orange and IVC in Irvine. Give us a call at 714-864-4680 or click link above to visit our website for more details.

Language Door
Located in Irvine

Language Door Orange County is offering a Language Summer Camp for Kids with Arabic, Spanish, French, Farsi, Italian, German, Korean, English (ESL), Japanese and Chinese. Their foreing language camps make learning a language fun, and give kids the opportunity to learn a language from a native speaker, and practice with their peers. This summer, Language Door is excited to offer an intensive summer camp, which pairs daily instruction with fun activities.

The camps meet June – August. Monday - Friday for five hours per day with many programs to choose from. Ages 3 and older

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim
real-life projects, 3 hour session per day, immersive Chinese & Spanish programs

Six highly engaging Chinese Immersion camps designed for beginner to intermediate Mandarin learners in grade K-6. Projects include photo album, food festival, making ads, job interview, video making and QD newsletter. Program is designed and taught by credentialed teacher. In addition,a 2-week Spanish Immersion camp is also available for beginner to intermediate Spanish learners in K-6.

Click QD Learning link above or call 866-669-9228 to reserve your spot.

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Specialty Academic Programs

PRIDE Learning Center
Multiple l
ocations in Orange County

Summer is the perfect time to catch up and get ahead!

At PRIDE Learning Center we offer a fantastic summer program to give students a giant boost in their weakest areas. PRIDE'S fun-filled yet intensive one-on-one reading and comprehension program utilizes our multi-sensory, phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach that we at PRIDE Learning Center are EXPERTS at. We offer weekly camps for children with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, speech delays and other learning differences. We are specialists in Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory reading approach. Super fun one-on-one summer programs!

Camp runs June to August

Reid Day School
Located in Costa Mesa

Reid Day School's Summer Catalyst Program provides group instruction in the areas of math, reading, critical thinking and writing. Group size is limited to allow for tailored instruction that supports individual goals and foundational skill set development that catalyzes learning success in the content areas. In addition to coursework, summer intensive mornings include enrichment opportunities in the areas of art, lab science, social thinking, games and Karate on Wednesdays!

Summer Catalyst Program is for grades 1-6. There is also a younger sibling program offered at the same time for ages 4-7.

UCI Gifted Students Summer Program
Grades 6-7 & 8-9
August

The Gifted Students Summer Academy University Preparation Seminar for grades 8, 9, 10. This seminar will assist students to best prepare for college admission.

Mammoth Math & Physical Science Workshop for grades 6-8 runs August. This three-day workshop will help you learn about the long-gone mammals in math (large -- as in mammoth -- numbers, multiplication, exponents, geometry) and science (simple machines).

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Tech Camps

CodeREV Kids - Summer Camps in Southern California
Irvine Spectrum, Fountain Valley Additional locations in Encino, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills , Solana Beach, and Pacific Palisades

At CodeREV Summer Camps, children ages 6-16 have fun learning coding and tech skills for the classroom and career of tomorrow! Join us June through August this summer, where kids get to explore topics including Minecraft, Game Design, App Creation, Digital Art, Robotics, and more! Each week-long program teaches campers core computer science and math concepts, while they work on exciting STEM projects, many of which they take home with them! With locations in both Irvine Spectrum and Fountain Valley, we're no more than a skip and a jump away! If a summer of learning and tech--with a hefty dose of indoor and outdoor games--sounds fun, sign up today and let's get coding!

iD Tech Camps - Summer Camps in California
Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, app development, robotics, game design, 3D modeling, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities including UCLA, Stanford, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and others. Tour a professional studio to gain industry insight and graduate with a portfolio of your work. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps.

PlanetBravo
LA's #1 Tech Camp, now in Orange County

Located in Irvine

PlanetBravo's award-winning summer camp is all about giving kids a fun, confidence-boosting experience where they can explore and develop new multimedia skills with their friends. Whether it's learning to code, making movies, modding Minecraft, or building robots, our kids are using their summers to do incredible things with technology at camp. Since learning happens everywhere, kids at PlanetBravo also get a healthy balance of time both indoors working on their computers and outdoors playing games.

Weekly camps run June - July

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Writing Camps

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim & Irvine
Comprehensive Reading/Writing Summer Program for Grade 1-6

Our four-week reading camps are designed to encourage students to read and explore, build up their foundational English language skills and reinforce different reading strategies. Our two-week writing camps, closely connected to the reading camps, will teach students reflect on what they read at the reading camps to generate writing ideas, add details or facts, edit and revise, and create their own writing of narratives or informational piece with unique opinions through grade-appropriate sentence frames, one-on-one editing process, and multimedia deliverables. Program is between June 20 - July 29.

Click QD Learning link above or call 866-669-9228 to reserve your spot.

Write and Teach - Let's Write! Summer Camp
Located in Fountain Valley
A camp for young writers to explore and create

In this camp, young writers are provided 35 hours of direct instruction with credentialed teachers, in classes of no more than 10 students with writing materials, resources and digital devices, a daily snack, and an exclusive Let's Write! camp t-shirt. Writers will engage in the writing process: drafting, writing, editing, revising and creating digital writing projects to publish and develop writing skills and strategies to foster a love for writing with 21st century skills. In addition to our camps, we also provide one-one tutoring throughout the school year.

WRITE AWAY U
Located in Rossmoor

Enroll your kids (2nd thru 7th grade) this summer in an academic camp focused on writing -- a camp that pays dividends into the school year. The mission at WRITE AWAY U is to provide research-based instruction and small-group writing communities that build student confidence and transform learning, empowering reluctant through eager writers to achieve academic success and become independent thinkers and lifelong learners.

Each summer camp registration includes 36 hours of direct instruction from credentialed teachers, over the course of 8 days, in classes of no more than 20, a light daily snack, all necessary writing materials and resources, a published anthology and an exclusive WRITE AWAY U camp t-shirt.

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Art Camp

ArtSteps Classes
Mission Viejo & Yorba Linda

Summer workshops for ages 4-18. Sharpen classical art skills while having FUN! Individualized, hands-on, age appropriate instruction lets young artists of all skill levels immerse themselves in a full week of drawing, painting, and sculpting what they LOVE! Whether it's your first time at Art Steps or you're already stepping toward mastery, there's always something new to learn!

Mornings, afternoons or all day sessions availabe.

Festival of Arts
Located in Laguna Beach Festival Grounds
Summer Art Workshops and Classes

Youth Arts Education Workshops -
Bring out that creative spark in your young artist at t he Youth Arts Education Days this summer at the Festival of Arts. Kids will enjoy art classes taught by professional Festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more. Meanwhile, parents will have free time to view the artwork on display throughout the Festival grounds. For children ages 5 - 12.

Adult and Teen Art Classes - Award-winning talented artists will lead students step-by-step through the process of creating their own masterpiece. These classes are perfect for teens looking to try something new, have fun, and soak in the artistic atmosphere. Ages 13 and up.

Mission Art Center
Located in Orange
Orange County Kids Painting and Drawing Summer Art Camp Classes

Are your kids ready for a Summer full of fun and colors? Students who participate in Mission Art Center classes gain self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment, as well as the satisfaction of completing a project of their imagination or live project and brought to life.

Camp runs June through August, Monday to Thursday. Supplies are included, space is limited.

Mission: Renaissance
Fine Art Summer Camps

Your child will have a fun, safe and educational summer at Mission: Renaissance. For ages 5 to 12. Providing the perfect balance between learning how to draw and paint, exploring various craft projects and learning about The Great Masters. Well supervised classes with highly trained, caring instructors.

June - September. Half and Full-days allow flexible scheduling. Ask about early enrollment, multi-day and sibling discounts. (800) 430-4278
Celebrating over 35 years in Southern California

Open House Creative
Located in Costa Mesa

At Open House Creative, our kid’s art program is rooted in inventive thinking and focuses on the future-youth of scientists, mathematicians and designers who will use creative problem solving skills to become the game changers of tomorrow.

We offer both half day or full day camps where your child can experience a fun, creative, and messy journey through the art world. Printmaking, drawing, mixed media, ceramics and watercolor are some of the many camps available this summer.

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Dance Camp

The Center Stage Studio & Dance
Located in Aliso Viejo

A musical theater, dance camp for kids ages 6 – 12

This is a weekly camp (M-F, 9 am–3 pm) with a convenient Drop off time at 8:30 for parents that need to get to work. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served at that time for Kids on the run including muffins, bagels and orange juice! Each week campers will celebrate a unique Musical experience with an end of week presentation of our work for family and friends. Campers will also enjoy camp songs, team building exercises, arts & crafts, the movies & a taste of fitness; obstacle course, relays, and more for prizes!

Camps run June - August

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Music Camp

Arts & Learning Conservatory
Located in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley

Are you a budding string player looking to sharpen your skills and explore your creativity? Look no further than the A&L Conservatory's immersive Summer String Camp! Students will receive detailed instruction from our seasoned professionals, rehearse and perform in fun music, learn theory, study composers, and much more! The camp will culminate with a performance the final 30 minutes of camp

Early enrollment is recommended. Various string and band camps offered for grades 2-8

Melody Makers OC - VOCAL/MUSIC Development Camp!
Located in Newport Beach


Write & Record Your Own Song & Music Video Like Your Favorite Pop Star!

Under the direction of Melanie Andrews, the award-winning multi-platinum songwriter/vocal producer. Your child will gain confidence while having an amazingly FUN experience learning to write, record and star in their own music video. Each day is filled with exciting activities, special crafts & creating a one of a kind experience with new friends! Camp includes: Production of original song, Professional Vocal Coaching & RECORDING engineer, Professional co-writers on all songs, Mixed/Mastered copy on CD/Mp3, PHOTO SHOOT for album cover and MUSIC VIDEO.

Molly's Music
Located in Costa Mesa
Summer Ukulele Workshop

Not planning a trip to Hawaii this summer? We'll bring Hawaii to you or your child with our summer-long ukulele workshop. Learn to strum and sing your favorite tunes with new friends in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. Students will be guided through the basics of chords, picking, strumming, and self-accompaniment. Perfect for singers who are looking for an easy & popular way to accompany themselves and for music lovers just looking to pick up a new instrument. What You Will Learn? Simple chords, easy picking, self-accompaniment, popular songs & the basics of tablature.

Molly's Music
Located in Newport Beach
Pop Star Camp

Help make your pop star's show biz dreams come true with an exciting weeklong summer workshop that culminates in a spotlight performance. Your child will learn everything they need to know to go from music students to music stars. Lessons include: Contemporary Singing techniques, Performance and Recording Techniques, Songwriting, Song Interpretation, Collaboration with Other Musicians, Overcoming Stage Fright and Creating a Stage Persona

Recommended For Ages 7 - 12

Orange County Lutheran Youth Band
Located in Orange
Music and Performing Arts Summer Camp

The ORANGE COUNTY LUTHERAN YOUTH BAND (OCLYB) is a Marching Band/Color Guard summer camp program. Any aspiring student currently enrolled in grades 4-8 can apply. Band students need one year experience on their instrument. No prior experience is necessary for Color Guard.

The 3 week summer camp includes participating in two parades - the Festival of Flowers Parade in Lompoc, and the 4th of July Parade in Huntington Beach. The OCLYB also marches in the Rolling Hills Estates Christmas Parade in December.

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Performing Arts / Theater

Acting Academy for Kids
Located in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente

Seeking a fun venue in which your child can create lasting summer memories, become more confident, and grow their repertoire of skills at the same time? Look no further...

Through their summer performing arts camps, a child can participate for one week, the entire summer, or anywhere in between! It's time to watch your star shine!

Arts & Learning Conservatory
Located in Irvine, Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley

Named OC's Outstanding Arts Organization of the year, the Arts & Learning Conservatory offers high quality arts classes in a focused, and lively atmosphere. Exploratory Theater Day Camps, Musical Theater Arts and Technical Theater camps are offered in 2016.

Early enrollment is recommended. Grades: k-3; 4-10; 8-12. Camps conclude with a production showcase.

Chrissie Vocal Studio - Singing & Acting Master Class
For ages 8-10
Located in Tustin

Singing, Performing Arts & Acting camp. Learn a fun way to act while you sing! Learn basic acting techniques through fun and games. Students will learn how to learn how to audition while building build confidence. There will be a final show at the end of the week utilizing skills learned in camp.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED

Chrissie Vocal Studio - Performance & Acting Master Class Camp
For ages 11-16
Located in Tustin

Singing, Performing Arts & Acting camp. Learn a fun way to act while you sing! Students will learn auditioning skills, build confidence and performance skills through performance of a short monologue and scene work and focus on acting skills during song performance. There will be a final show at the end of the week utilizing skills learned in camp.

The Center Stage Studio & Dance
Located in Aliso Viejo

A musical theater and fitness camp for kids ages 6 – 12

This is a weekly camp (M-F, 9 am–3 pm) with a convenient Drop off time at 8:30 for parents that need to get to work. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served at that time for Kids on the run including muffins, bagels and orange juice! Each week campers will celebrate a unique Musical experience with an end of week presentation of our work for family and friends. Campers will also enjoy camp songs, team building exercises, arts & crafts, the movies & a taste of fitness; obstacle course, relays, and more for prizes!

Camps run June - August

Ovations Performing Arts
Located in Mission Viejo

Featuring week-long summer camp programming for ages 8-17

Ovations Performing Arts Community is building a community of technically trained performers offering classes in musical theater, acting and voice. Their mission is to create a positive and safe family atmosphere to help lift and support one another through the love of performance art.

Camp includes improv workshops, vocal intensives and musical theater dance camp. Camps run June - August

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim & Irvine
Are you ready to spend the summer in 5 awesome ways?

You can audition in musical theatre; write your own book; star in original films; create your own company; lead some science challenges; and compete in speech contest. Come join QD Learning for their 2016 summer camps (5 unique themes - Musical Theatre, Creative Writing and Film-making, Startup, Science, Youth Leadership) in Anaheim and their Irvine locations.

Click QD Learning link above or call 866-669-9228 to reserve your spot.

South Coast Repertory's Summer Theatre Workshop
Located in Costa Mesa

Lively two-week programs where children and teens can unlock their creative imaginations. Join a faculty of enthusiastic teachers to explore voice, movement, creative dramatics, play-making and character development. Build self-esteem and confidence as part of SCR's exciting summer program. Explore the dramatic arts in a supportive environment!

July - August

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Book Lovers

Storymakery
Where Imagination Inspires Character

Our Young Author Camp is the first self-publishing camp for kids. During this 4-day camp, kids will create their own book series. Our approach shows kids how much fun they can have creating stories when they let their imaginations soar. Kids take home a storybook every day!

949-431-5061

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Budding Chefs - Culinary Camp

Lil Chef School
Located in Irvine

Beat the heat in our cool kitchen as we heat up some hot NEW recipes! Whether you like to bake, create, roast, sauté, fry or just blend, we have a camp for you. Camp Ages Are: ​Tiny Chefs (4-7), Lil’ Chefs (5-13) and Teen Chefs (12-17).

Camps run June through August

Rainbow Chefs
Located in Orange

Empowering aspiring chefs to develop healthy eating habits, explore their creativity, and enjoy being in the kitchen! Rainbow Chefs is offering three camps this summer!

Around the World - learn about favorite foods from all over the world and how to prepare them and of course enjoy tasting them. Food Science - this delicious camp is full of food science experiments/recipes. American Food Tour - travel around the U.S. to discover the regional American Cooking.

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Communication & Personal Development

Dale Carnegie© Training

Today, the world is more complex, competitive and demanding than ever before. Dale Carnegie Teen Leadership & Communications Courses are designed to help your teenager; build greater self-confidence, communicate effectively, strengthen people skills, develop leadership skills, as well as manage stress & peer pressure more effectively. These Courses give teenagers the skills needed to reach their goals and live up to their full potential at school, home and future careers.

Courses Offered by Dale Carnegie Training:
1.Dale Carnegie Teen Leadership & Communications: Skills for Success
2.Public Speaking Mastery for Teens
3.Teen Improv
4.Motivational Leadership for Teens: Getting Results without Authority
5.Developing a Self-Confident, Assertive Attitude: The Key to Middle School Success

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Leadership Camp

Dale Carnegie© Training

Today, the world is more complex, competitive and demanding than ever before. Dale Carnegie Teen Leadership & Communications Courses are designed to help your teenager; build greater self-confidence, communicate effectively, strengthen people skills, develop leadership skills, as well as manage stress & peer pressure more effectively. These Courses give teenagers the skills needed to reach their goals and live up to their full potential at school, home and future careers.

Courses Offered by Dale Carnegie Training:
1.Dale Carnegie Teen Leadership & Communications: Skills for Success
2.Public Speaking Mastery for Teens
3.Teen Improv
4.Motivational Leadership for Teens: Getting Results without Authority
5.Developing a Self-Confident, Assertive Attitude: The Key to Middle School Success

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Camps with LegosŽ

Brain Builders Educational Programs
Located in Laguna Niguel
For grades 1 through 8

While creating and building LEGOŽ structures that move, your child won't even know they are learning about engineering, the concepts of energy, friction, aerodynamics and many more fundamentals! Learning is fun with Brain Builders' Summer LEGOŽ Camps, where kids will construct and destruct colorful, mobile Lego creations! Classes are grouped by age - 11 classes to choose from.

Weekly half and full day camps run through the summer starting June

IncrediFlix
Lego Flix Camp

IncrediFlix is dedicated to creating fun and safe camps for students interested in making movies. For Lego Lovers - you can create incredible Lego worlds, now it s time to bring those worlds to life in Lego stop-motion animated flix in our Lego Flix camp! We provide the Legos, and you provide your imagination. Students will create a Lego set with Lego characters for a movie they storyboard, write, shoot, and voice-over in age-appropriate groups. *All flix downloadable within a month after camp ends.

 

Making Movies

IncrediFlix
Make visions come true by movie making where campers act, write, direct, and more!

IncrediFlix is dedicated to creating fun and safe camps for students interested in making movies. We aid children in building confidence and learning to express themselves in an artistic way that brings imagination and creativity to life. Many different programs to choose from!

After camp sessions end, students receive their movie on DVD to enjoy their experience for a lifetime.

PlanetBravo
LA's #1 Tech Camp, now in Orange County

Located in Irvine

PlanetBravo's award-winning summer camp is all about giving kids a fun, confidence-boosting experience where they can explore and develop new multimedia skills with their friends. Our new movie shoot camp focuses on the art of cinematography using professional DSLR HD cameras. We provide the cameras! In this course, students work in small production crews shooting live-action footage using techniques to affect rack focus, video stabilization, lighting, and more. The students end the week with edited footage showcasing the techniques and tricks they learned. A great course for the budding movie maker.

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim & Irvine
Are you ready to spend the summer in 5 awesome ways?

You can audition in musical theatre; write your own book; star in original films; create your own company; lead some science challenges; and compete in speech contest. Come join QD Learning for their summer camps (5 unique themes - Musical Theatre, Creative Writing and Film-making, Startup, Science, Youth Leadership) in Anaheim and their Irvine locations.

Click QD Learning link above or call 866-669-9228 to reserve your spot.

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Marching Band & Color Guard Camps

Orange County Lutheran Youth Band
Located in Orange

The ORANGE COUNTY LUTHERAN YOUTH BAND (OCLYB) is a Marching Band/Color Guard summer camp program. Any aspiring student currently enrolled in grades 4-8 can apply. Band students need one year experience on their instrument. No prior experience is necessary for Color Guard.

The 3 week summer camp includes participating in two parades - the Festival of Flowers Parade in Lompoc, and the 4th of July Parade in Huntington Beach. The OCLYB also marches in the Rolling Hills Estates Christmas Parade in December.

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Multimedia / Technology Camps

CodeREV Kids - Summer Camps in Southern California
Irvine Spectrum, Fountain Valley Additional locations in Encino, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills , Solana Beach, and Pacific Palisades

At CodeREV Summer Camps, children ages 6-16 have fun learning coding and tech skills for the classroom and career of tomorrow! Join us June through August this summer, where kids get to explore topics including Minecraft, Game Design, App Creation, Digital Art, Robotics, and more! Each week-long program teaches campers core computer science and math concepts, while they work on exciting STEM projects, many of which they take home with them! With locations in both Irvine Spectrum and Fountain Valley, we're no more than a skip and a jump away! If a summer of learning and tech--with a hefty dose of indoor and outdoor games--sounds fun, sign up today and let's get coding!

iD Tech Academies for Teens - Game Design & Development, Programming, and Film
Held at UCLA, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and select universities nationwide

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18 held at select universities: iD Programming Academy (held at UCLA), iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.

iD Tech Camps - Summer Camps in California
Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, app development, robotics, game design, 3D modeling, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities including UCLA, Stanford, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and others. Tour a professional studio to gain industry insight and graduate with a portfolio of your work. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps.

PlanetBravo
LA's #1 Tech Camp, now in Orange County

Located in Irvine

PlanetBravo's award-winning summer camp is all about giving kids a fun, confidence-boosting experience where they can explore and develop new multimedia skills with their friends. Many different programs are offered including Multimedia Youth Track for kids entering grades 2-3, and for those entering grades 4-9 there are Video Game Design camps, Visual Arts programs that involve movie making and game art, 3D print projects, robotics and coding. Since learning happens everywhere, kids at PlanetBravo also get a healthy balance of time both indoors working on their computers and outdoors playing games.

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Discovery, Outdoor & Adventure

Camp Discovery at Discovery Cube
Located in Santa Ana

Have a curious young explorer, future veterinarian or aspiring zoologist who seeks out the wilder side of science? Discovery Cubeoffers a variety of hands-on, highly interactive summer science camps for ages 5-10. Our week-long, day camps are offered at the Santa Ana Zoo and San Joaquin Marsh in Irvine.

Camp Discovery staff members are carefully selected for their sensitivity to the individual needs of their campers. They also have a thorough knowledge of the science concepts they teach and proven track records of working well with children. All camp instructors undergo background checks and are CPR and First Aid Certified.

Journeys to the Past
Three great camp locations: Crystal Cove, Zoomars & Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Journeys to the Past is offering week long day camps at three different locations. Animal and art camp with Jacque Nunez and her great staff will bring you a fun week learning about animals all around us at Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano. Close by, they also have a camp at Mission San Juan Capistrano that celebrates culture, diversity, and California's heritage. Or you can join them at the Pelican Point of Crystal Cove for a week. Take a trip down to the beach daily, meet new friends and learn about the indigenous Native American people and their ways.

Camps run from June through August. Click link above for dates on website.

Renaissance ClubSport Kids Camps
Located in Aliso Viejo

Need a place to bring your kids during summer break? We have your solution! Our awesome counselors will lead the campers in themed arts and crafts, science projects, games, sports activities and more, with an extra fun Friday each week! Then we'll end the day playing and splashing in the pool. So, don't forget your sunscreen and swimsuit! Register by Friday, June 17, and receive a FREE RCS Summer Fun Camp T-shirt!

Kinder Camp (ages 3-5) is also available for preschoolers. Please click on link above for details.

The Whitworth School
For children ages 4-14
Located in the City of Orange

The Whitworth School Discovery Camp provides an engaging program designed with hands-on activities including super science experiments, exciting explorations, awesome art projects, wonderful water play, and so much more! Students will have the opportunity to discover the world we live in as they interact with our exciting special guest presenters and participate in our off campus adventures. Each unique week is action packed and full of fun - there is never a dull moment at day camp!

Academic Enrichment Program June - August

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Equestrian / Horseback Riding Camps

Blue Ribbon Saddle Club
Located in Newport Beach

Welcome to our comfortable and fun, family-oriented stables. We offer programs and lessons for all levels and ages on our full range of sweet ponies and schooled horses. Progress quickly with our skillful and kind instructors. Learn the aspects of horse care and management as you develop skill and confidence in the saddle.

Summer Day Camp starts the week your child starts summer vacation and goes through September. Monday - Thursday | 9 am-1 pm

Bridges Equestrian
Located in San Juan Capistrano
Horses, Riding, Games, Crafts and LOTS of Horsing Around!

Experience the wonderful world of horses through Bridges Training Stable Equestrian Training Center! We are a full spectrum riding school and training facility dedicated to the complete education of Rider and Horse. With a professional staff of 4 instructors, 3 trainers and 24 school horses, we are ready to help you set your goals and see you through! Our camp is available for beginner and intermediate riders.

26282 Oso Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Carol Fallon Riding Center
Located in San Juan Capistrano

Carol Fallon Riding Center will be enjoying their 21st year of Horse Camps. These 4-day camps are small groups of 4-6 campers, ages 5-14 and offered for multiple weeks during school summer vacation. These equestrian camps provide a fun, hands-on experience with horses and riding in a small group environment, supervised by highly qualified instructors on well-trained, gentle horses in a professional environment. Learn all about horse and horseback riding, with lessons in horse care and safety, grooming, tacking up and riding plus more fun activities.

26282 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
949-673-3746

Gladstone Equestrian
Summer Camp program in San Juan Capistrano

Give your child the gift of a fun filled adventure of horseback riding, new friends and cherished memories! Our camp sessions are comprised of a limited number of campers allowing your child to know they are special, be comfortable and well supervised. Activities include: riding lessons, learning the proper care of horses and equipment, horsey arts & crafts plus fun games!

I have thirty years of experience training riders to reach their goals and my teachers and counselors are super friendly and well qualified.

Camp runs June - August. Located at the beautiful Sycamore Trails Stables. Ph: 949-290-6436

Silver Stirrup Riding Academy
Located in Lake Forest

The Silver Stirrup Goal is to bring a solid foundation of horsemanship to any and every horse-enthusiast! At any age, whether you're looking for your very first experience with horses, or a returning rider who needs some help getting back in the saddle, they've got the horses and the qualified instruction for you! Summer Camps at Silver Stirrup are offered as one day adventures, or week-long courses. Whichever you choose, your child will have the experience of his/her lifetime!

Serrano Creek Ranch in Lake Forest
25200 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest, CA

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Fishing Camps

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
Kids Fishing Camp in Dana Point

Dana Wharf Sportfishing will have our annual summer camp in July. Your child will experience local fishing on a private boat each day. Our experienced crew along with an instructor will teach your child the fundamentals of fishing or give new pointers to those already familiar with the sport. This trip includes; fishing equipment, lunch & drinks, fishing instruction and a kids raffle at the end of the clinic.

Newport Landing Sportfishing
Day Camp located in Balboa

Summer afternoon ˝ day fishing trips offer complete instruction on techniques for deep sea fishing followed by 3 hours of fishing on our 72 foot fishing boat along the coasts of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach. Barracuda, sand bass, calico bass, halibut, and many more provide lots of fishing action to test skills learned earlier that day. Ages 7 -12. Parental supervision is optional. Rental gear and everything needed for our fishing trips is available. $33 for our 5 hour fishing trips. Full day trips also available. May kids come out weekly with us. A great experience that opens up a whole new world for many, that of the ocean, marine life, and the nautical experience

309 Palm - Suite A, Balboa CA

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Golf

Semita School
Summer golf program

Semita School is proud to offer its exciting Summer Golf Programs for local high school students in Cerritos and surrounding cities. Students will receive top-quality golf instruction in small groups from a PGA professional. All skill levels are welcome. Students will learn the fundamentals of golf, including swing mechanics and ball-flight laws, as well as how to make adjustments based on these principles. Each clinic will conclude with a 9-hole round for practical application. Come join us for some fun under the sun!

Please contact 714-367-8688 or click the link above for more information.

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Martial Arts Camps

American Martial Arts Academy
Located in Fullerton

Parents agree that they want their children to have fun & make friends during the summer. What if in addition to that, your child could also build confidence, focus, & self-discipline? Parents and teachers agree that kids are more refreshed & better prepared for the school year after participating in AMAA's Summer Karate Camp. This year, give your child the best summer that they can possibly have.

Call (714) 871-3898 or visit our website by clicking link above for more details.

Pa Kua Newport
Located in Costa Mesa
Ages 6-14

This unique program offers kids a chance to experience and learn about self-esteem and self-discipline. Pa Kua Newport's week long camp experience includes learning self-defense, which generates a powerful effect on the child's state of mind, their self-assurance and their self-control. In addition, our program includes how to build a strong nutritional foundation and why it is important. By providing the child with a vast amount of tools to draw upon, you are giving a gift to your child that will forever enhance their lives as they grow. Don't miss the Opportunity to empower your child. Kids camp books up quickly please reserve early.

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Sports Camps

Aliso Island Volleyball Club
Located in Lake Forest

Aliso Island VBC offers several camps and clinics this summer for the beginner to the experienced player. Girls under 10 or under 12 have clinics starting in May. The Beginner and Intermediate camps start in July and have convenient evening practice times. Looking for an all-day, volleyball-focused camp? Aliso Island is hosting a 4-day “Future Spikers” camp from 9am-3pm, August 8-11 for girls and boys ages 7-12.

Follow link above and click on CLINICS tab to get all the details and to pre-register.

Etnies Skate Park Summer Skate Camp
Located in Lake Forest

With over 500 participants successfully completing skate camp at the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest since we opened in 2003, our skate camp programming has grown into one of the most successful skate camp programs offered through city programming. Each day of camp will consist of detailed instruction, camp activities, skateboard movies, games, and a lunch break. Specific clinics covering the basics of ollies, kick flips, rails, boxes, and ramp skateboarding will be held by experienced Skatepark staff. Each week campers will also receive a DVD of the week's highlights produced by the Skatepark staff along with an introduction to skateboard videography. All proceeds go directly to keeping the park free.

Fee: $195 per person Limited to 10 per session/Ages (5-16)
For more information please call the park at 949-916-5870

Lil’ Kickers Soccer for Kids
Located in Garden Grove

Lil' Kickers is a national, non-competitive child development program for boys and girls ages 18 months to 9 years. Kids will have a blast learning the fundamentals of soccer plus a whole lot more. Our experienced coaches use creative, high energy games to build self-esteem, coordination and help kids conquer the developmental milestones they face at each age.

Lil’ Kickers offers half-day soccer camps for boys and girls ages 3-5 years.

Prep Stars

Prep Stars holds multiple camp sessions in soccer, volleyball, basketball, and flag football. Prep Stars' World-Class coaching staff (consisting of College and Professional players) will improve your child's athletic ability, and sports skills faster than anywhere else in Orange County!

Prep Stars has full-access to all of the school's facilities, including locker rooms. Click the link above to visit OCprepstars.com for more details or call administration (949) 466-3737

Semita School
Summer golf program

Semita School is proud to offer its exciting Summer Golf Programs for local high school students in Cerritos and surrounding cities. Students will receive top-quality golf instruction in small groups from a PGA professional. All skill levels are welcome. Students will learn the fundamentals of golf, including swing mechanics and ball-flight laws, as well as how to make adjustments based on these principles. Each clinic will conclude with a 9-hole round for practical application. Come join us for some fun under the sun!

Please contact 714-367-8688 or click the link above for more information.

Team 13
Located in Irvine
Youth Speed/Agility Camps

Team 13 Speed/Agility camps are designed for beginners (age 6), held in Irvine and will be given from Collegiate athletes. The program's unique combination of skills, fundamental development combined with speed, agility & quickness makes it the most complete training camp operating in Southern California. Please contact 949-500-1328 for more information and schedule your free evaluation.

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Surf Camps

Banzai Surf School
Located in Huntington Beach
Ages 8 and over

Banzai Surf School has fun-loving instructors that have passed background checks in addition to their water safety credentials. Student to instructor ratio is typically 4 to 1 or better, depending upon conditions. High quality soft type surfboards and premium wetsuits are provided. This family run business is one of the few NSSIA accredited surf schools in Huntington Beach.

Week-long summer program meets Monday through Friday, four hours a day.

JP's Surf Camp
Located in San Clemente

Founded in 2001, JP's Surf Camp is a camp where surfing is taught in a safe, well-staffed, instructional environment. All instructors are CPR and first aid certified. Wonderful friendships are created amongst surfers where they also learn to appreciate and respect our oceans. Located in beautiful San Clemente, California, JP's Surf Camp offers children and adults the opportunity to learn how to surf or better their surfing ability in a small group environment with a 3 to 1 student to instructor ratio. This small group instruction provides students with more individual attention and a safer environment in which to learn surfing.

Soul Surfing School
Located in Laguna Beach

The Soul Adventure Club, Laguna Beach is an action packed week of activities that all kids will love including surfing, skimboarding, body boarding, skateboarding, visits to the local surf shops, a local surf board shaper, a local wilderness hike, etc. The club will be facilitated and supervised by their professional staff who will provide all levels of instruction in a safe and super fun format. Available to ages 6 - 14

Walking on Water Surf Camp
La Jolla

La Jolla Surf Camp presenting a unique opportunity to enjoy the awesome sport of surfing in a fun and fulfilling Christian environment. Walking on Water has been running overnight surf camps in San Diego since the summer of 1995. Their camps are open for male and female students between the ages of 11-14 and 15-18.

A typical day at Walking on Water Surf Camp includes the following: breakfast in cafeteria, morning Bible study, bus ride to the beach, surfing, lunch at the beach, more surfing, bus ride back to campus, rest time, dinner, small group time with counselor, recreational activities, nightly singing and guest speaker, hang out time, and bed time.

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Traditional All Day Summer Camps

Mission Viejo Christian Church Kids Club
Located in Mission Viejo
For ages 5-14

Kids Club is a ministry of Mission Viejo Christian Church offering quality summer camps and after school care. Their summer camp runs from June through September with different programs for K-5th grade and 6th-8th graders. They offer different camp themes and excursions every week and with a focus on fun, learning and physically activity in a supportive Christian environment!

YMCA of Orange County
Summer Day Camp

Join us for Summer Day Camp at the YMCA, right on campus in over 30 locations throughout Orange County! Your child will discover new interests, gain independence, and make lasting friendships- all while having fun in a safe and structured environment. Our program is licensed and open every day from 6:45am to 6:00pm, providing convenient, safe, and affordable summer fun!

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Vacation Bible School

Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo - Mission Viejo
VBS Half-day and All-day Camps!

Looking for a fun, safe place for your kids this summer? Join us at Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo’s VBS, June 27-July 1! Our theme is Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World. We offer both a half-day program for preschoolers through 6th grade and a full-day program for 1st-6th graders. Kids will not only have fun learning about God in creative ways, but they will be loved by our wonderful volunteers. We’re known as one of the best and most affordable VBS programs around, so sign up today!

The Crossing Church Kids Camp - Costa Mesa

This Summer, join us as we "Shake it Up" in The Crossing's Kids Kamp. Kids Kamp is for kids at The Crossing and for new kids that don't go to The Crossing. We encourage all kids to bring a friend to Kids Kamp.

Online registration available.

TerraNova Church VBS - Irvine
9am-noon

Join us for an epic ride! At the Surf Shack, kids will ride the wave of God's awesomeness, exploring how to serve and experience God's amazing presence in their lives. Each day will be an epic adventure filled with fun! Every morning, kids will enjoy: Gnarly Games, Tidal Tunes & much more!

LOCATION:
7 Whatney, in Lake Forest / Irvine
949-458-2424

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Elementary School-Age Summer Camp

Child Development Centers
Locations on school campuses in Anaheim, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach

We believe childhood and camp are about experiencing new things for the first time. Each camp provides a unique adventure where campers discover new things, explore their surroundings and marvel in the wonder of childhood. Campers also get to spread their wings, gain independence and become a leader.

Our camp programs are available during seasonal school breaks and the traditional summer days.

LePort Schools Summer Camp - School-Age Summer Camp
Fountain Valley & Irvine
2nd - 8th Grade

Robotics, Creative Cooking, and Fairy-Tale Theater are only a few of LePort Schools unique summer camp offerings. Our camps are specially designed to give students a chance to fully experience a budding interest. Our camps are three-weeks in length so students can fully immerse themselves into their interests. Our students plan and complete complex projects they otherwise wouldn't be able to in a one-week camp. Each Friday, we take a break and go on field trip excursions to places like Legoland and Soak City. For the full list of camp offerings and Friday field trips, please visit our website.

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Summer Camp in Preschool & Kindergarten

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Preschool through 12th Grade
Located in the City of Orange

Since 1958, Eldorado Emerson Private School has been dedicated to excellence in education for students in preschool through high school, offering a well-rounded college prep curriculum that features both academics and the arts. During their five-week summer session, preschool through 5th grade students enjoy full-day camp-style experiences in science, music, literature, art and academic enrichment. Middle school and high school students get to choose from a full day of electives to suit all interests: photography, cooking, SAT prep, sport-of-the-week, intro to pre-med, Greek mythology, songwriting, art classes, chess, and more.

Fulbright Montessori Academy
Serving Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

At Fulbright Montessori, they are committed to the education of the heart and mind of their children in an atmosphere of kindness, respect and intellectual discovery! Fulbright Montessori is a beautiful, must-see facility with a private and convenient location off of Bake Parkway in the Pacific Commercentre Business Park area. Fulbright Montessori offers a highly educated and caring staff, potty training, keyed entry, summer camp, extended care, Spanish, music, art, computers and much more!!!

Marina View Preschool and Kindergarten
Located in Laguna Niguel

Providing a Safe Environment for Children to Learn and Have Fun. Offering full and half day programs. Marina View's teachers are degreed teachers not baby-sitters. Their year round school with summer camp features computer lab, foreign languages, art music and movement, phonics and reading, math, science, geography, gymnastics and dance. Also provides potty training.

Montessori Summer Camp - LePort Schools
Huntington Beach & Irvine. Ages 18-months - 6 years | Morning, afternoon or full days

Deciding on a preschool or elementary program for your child? Does your current day care or school offer the enriched environment he needs to make the most of his early years, prepare for Kindergarten, or excel in elementary school? Try Montessori summer camp! Your child will explore our classrooms, and learn from expert Montessori teachers. Toddlers will gain independence. Younger preschoolers will have fun with a wide range of educational activities and exploring their senses with our Sensorial materials. Older children will discover the joy of learning language and math skills with sandpaper letters and numbers and a wide variety of manipulatives.

Orange Tree Christian Preschool
Located in Newport Beach

At Orange Tree Christian Preschool, their goal is to nurture young children in the love of Jesus Christ and to provide each child with a positive introduction to formal education. With a belief that a child’s first school experience is important since it lays the foundation for all future educational experiences, Orange Tree provides an encouraging atmosphere conducive to individual growth and development.

Reid Day School
Located in Costa Mesa

Calling all mini trailblazers! Please join us for a structured program providing a fun, safe, and educational environment. Children will enjoy games that encourage movement, interaction, and FUN! Age appropriate science experiments will be hands-on and engaging and children will be doing crafts that assist with sensory and fine motor skills.

Sibling Program is for ages 4-7. Reid Day School also offers a Summer Catalyst Educational & Enrichment Program at the same time for grades 1-6.

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Summer Camps for Teens

Acting Academy for Kids
Located in San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Rancho Santa Margarita

Campers are guided through the production of a popular musical theme from start to finish via four daily classes (music, art, acting, and dance) and the culminating event—a Friday showcase on the main stage at Camino Real Playhouse! A child can participate for one week, the entire summer, or anywhere in between! It’s time to watch your star shine!

For Ages 4 - 13

Chrissie Vocal Studio
For ages 11-16, Performance & Acting Master Class Camp
Located in Tustin

Singing, Performing Arts & Acting camp. Learn a fun way to act while you sing! Students will learn auditioning skills, build confidence and performance skills through performance of a short monologue and scene work and focus on acting skills during song performance. There will be a final show at the end of the week utilizing skills learned in camp.

CodeREV Kids - Summer Camps in Southern California
Irvine Spectrum, Fountain Valley Additional locations in Encino, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills , Solana Beach, and Pacific Palisades

At CodeREV Summer Camps, children ages 6-16 have fun learning coding and tech skills for the classroom and career of tomorrow! Join us June through August this summer, where kids get to explore topics including Minecraft, Game Design, App Creation, Digital Art, Robotics, and more! Each week-long program teaches campers core computer science and math concepts, while they work on exciting STEM projects, many of which they take home with them! With locations in both Irvine Spectrum and Fountain Valley, we're no more than a skip and a jump away! If a summer of learning and tech--with a hefty dose of indoor and outdoor games--sounds fun, sign up today and let's get coding!

The Crossing Church - Beach Camps for Teens

High School Ventura Beach camp includes camping on the beach and spending the week thrift store shopping, surfing, skating, chilling, having bonfires, and growing in God all at the same time.

Dale Carnegie© Training

Today, the world is more complex, competitive and demanding than ever before. Dale Carnegie Teen Leadership & Communications Courses are designed to help your teenager; build greater self-confidence, communicate effectively, strengthen people skills, develop leadership skills, as well as manage stress & peer pressure more effectively. These Courses give teenagers the skills needed to reach their goals and live up to their full potential at school, home and future careers.

Courses Offered by Dale Carnegie Training:
1.Dale Carnegie Teen Leadership & Communications: Skills for Success
2.Public Speaking Mastery for Teens
3.Teen Improv
4.Motivational Leadership for Teens: Getting Results without Authority
5.Developing a Self-Confident, Assertive Attitude: The Key to Middle School Success

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Preschool through 12th Grade
Located in the City of Orange

Since 1958, Eldorado Emerson Private School has been dedicated to excellence in education for students in preschool through high school, offering a well-rounded college prep curriculum that features both academics and the arts. During their five-week summer session, preschool through 5th grade students enjoy full-day camp-style experiences in science, music, literature, art and academic enrichment. Middle school and high school students get to choose from a full day of electives to suit all interests: photography, cooking, SAT prep, sport-of-the-week, intro to pre-med, Greek mythology, songwriting, art classes, chess, and more.

iD Tech Academies for Teens – Game Design & Development, Programming, and Film
Held at UCLA, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and select universities nationwide

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18 held at select universities: iD Programming Academy (held at UCLA), iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.

iD Tech Camps - Summer Camps in California
Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and over 80 universities nationwide

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, app development, robotics, game design, 3D modeling, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities including UCLA, Stanford, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and others. Tour a professional studio to gain industry insight and graduate with a portfolio of your work. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps.

IncrediFlix
Make visions come true by movie making where campers act, write, direct, and more!

IncrediFlix is dedicated to creating fun and safe camps for students interested in making movies. The Advanced Teen Flix camp is developed for those who want to learn to make their own movies. Teens will work in groups to create their movies, with advanced instruction from our instructors to guide them along the way.

After camp sessions end, students receive their movie on DVD to enjoy their experience for a lifetime.

Lil Chef School
Located in Irvine

Beat the heat in our cool kitchen as we heat up some hot NEW recipes! Whether you like to bake, create, roast, sauté, fry or just blend, we have a camp for you.

Teen Chefs (12-17) camps June - August

Mission Viejo Christian Church Kids Club
6th-8th grade

Kids Club is a ministry of Mission Viejo Christian Church offering quality summer camps and after school care. Their summer camp runs from June through September with programs for 6th-8th graders. They offer different camp themes and excursions every day and with a focus on fun, learning and physically activity in a supportive Christian environment!

The Pegasus School
Camp Pegasus (Grades PK – 8)

Camp Pegasus summer program at The Pegasus School is open to the general public. Unique, energetic and collaborative enrichment classes are offered for students entering pre-K through grade 8. Experienced and nurturing teachers foster students’ curiosity and love of learning in a safe, imaginative and dynamic environment.

Three 2-week sessions are available beginning June Online brochure and registration available in March

Semita School
Summer golf program

Semita School is proud to offer its exciting Summer Golf Programs for local high school students in Cerritos and surrounding cities. Students will receive top-quality golf instruction in small groups from a PGA professional. All skill levels are welcome. Students will learn the fundamentals of golf, including swing mechanics and ball-flight laws, as well as how to make adjustments based on these principles. Each clinic will conclude with a 9-hole round for practical application. Come join us for some fun under the sun!

Please contact 714-367-8688 or click the link above for more information.

Write and Teach
Located in Fountain Valley
College Personal Statement Workshops

We offer Summer Camps and Saturday Workshops to help juniors and seniors identify their original and meaningful personal stories for college admissions. We give them confidence in using their authentic voice and guide them on structure and editing. Our courses are designed to help students write their best essay for top colleges in the nation. In a week-long program, students receive 20 hours of instruction and workshop time, over the course of 5 days, with credentialed teachers, a light, daily snack, all required prompts and requirements for college admissions, one on one conferencing with the instructors, and at least three drafts of personal statements. In addition to our camps, we also provide one-one tutoring throughout the school year.

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Fitness Camps

Total Training
Boot Camp and personal training. Various Orange County locations

Total Training by Tammy's Fitness Boot Camp classes are an ideal way to get an amazing workout, in two beautiful Orange County settings, at an affordable price. Their Boot Camp is perfect for anybody looking to lose weight, gain lean muscle, or tone up. Classes are 60-minutes in length and consist of a mixture of cardio, strength training, circuit training, and FUN.

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