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Orange County's Summer Camps & Programs for kids

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Camps in Private Schools

Camp Heritage Oak
Located in Yorba Linda
Preschool - Middle school

Summer is a time for ADVENTURE and this year at Camp Heritage Oak we will travel through TIME every week! Every Monday campers will step into the EPIC TIME MACHINE and go on an adventure exploring a certain time period in history! From panning for gold during “Pioneer Days” to creating salt dough fossils during “Jurassic Times,” campers will have a blast while learning about history, science, and culture! There will be lots of messy fun when we make our volcano creations during the “Age of Exploration” and the fun will continue during “Ice Age” week where we will play in real snow! As always, the themed daily activity is just a portion of the fun at Camp Heritage Oak. Campers will enjoy splashing in our swimming pool, spending time in our on-campus arcade, and fantastic Friday field trips each week! Join us as on our epic summer journey at Camp Heritage Oak.

SAVE 10% IF YOU REGISTER FOR CAMP HERITAGE OAK “MAIN CAMP” BY MAY 6TH!

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.

Griffinwood Academy
For children ages 4–14
Located in the City of Orange

Griffinwood Academy Summer Camp, Academic Enrichment & Summer Fun! Activities include cooking, robotics, camping, swimming, movies, LEGO®, science experiments, arts & crafts, talent show, weekly field trips! For children needing an academic boost on core academics, summer camp is a perfect opportunity. Our academic assessment can pinpoint areas of difficulty and get them corrected! Make your child's summer rewarding and fun! Enroll Now – Space is limited!

8 weeks, from Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 27

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 Academy
Infant - 8th grade
Located in Costa Mesa

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.

Sage Hill School
Located in Newport Coast

Summer at Sage for ages: 10-17 years

Summer at Sage offers students from the surrounding community the opportunity to immerse themselves in credit and/or non-credit classes, workshops, and camps on the state-of-the-art Sage Hill campus. Students will experience the Sage Hill difference while learning in small classes with Sage Hill faculty, as well as on our athletic fields with our fantastic coaching staff. Consider the exciting opportunities Summer at Sage has to offer.

Register for 2018 camp now because classes, workshops, and camps fill up quickly and space is limited! Camp runs July 9 - 27, 2018.

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.

2018 camp runs for eight weeks from June through August.

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

St. Mary’s School
Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Located in Aliso Viejo

A summer so fun they'll forget they're at school!

St. Mary's Summer Resort is dedicated to developing the whole child through inquiry-based exploration. This unique program includes Academic Prep, Specialty Camps, Day Camp, and Athletic Camps all in an educational environment. Students will have the opportunity to meet new friends, try new things and make new memories while attending our Summer Resort.

2018 camps run June 11-August 24

Salem Lutheran School
Located in Orange
For students entering Grades 1-6

Salem Lutheran Summer Camp is for Salem and non-Salem students entering 1st through 6th grade in the fall. Salem’s goal is to offer fun activities, fellowship, field trip experiences, cooking, science and games in a Christ centered setting. Campers will be guided through their activities by experienced counselors with their days filled with arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, devotions and Bible time, cooking fun, tribal challenges, water games and sports.

3 or 5-day options. Camp runs June 11 - August 10, 2018

Stratford School
Located in Mission Viejo

Stratford School 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

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Educational Camps / Academic Enrichment

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

While creating and building LEGO® 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 LEGO 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

Griffinwood Academy
For children ages 4–14
Located in the City of Orange

Griffinwood Academy Summer Camp, Academic Enrichment & Summer Fun! Activities include cooking, robotics, camping, swimming, movies, LEGO®, science experiments, arts & crafts, talent show, weekly field trips! For children needing an academic boost on core academics, summer camp is a perfect opportunity. Our academic assessment can pinpoint areas of difficulty and get them corrected! Make your child's summer rewarding and fun! Enroll Now – Space is limited !

8 weeks, from Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 27

Project Scientist
Located in Irvine

STEM camps for girls ages 4-12

Surrounded by brilliant and passionate STEM teachers, professors, and professionals, girls will be inspired and provided tools to reach their highest potential. At Project Science, students are immersed in STEM, learning from a tailored curriculum facilitated by highly skilled and credentialed educators, exciting hands-on experiments and field trips, and daily interactions with female STEM role models from a variety of professional fields.

Camps run June 25 through August 10, 2018 with a different theme and field trip planned for each week.

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim K-12 Project-based Summer Camps

QD Learning's summer-long adventure will include project-based themed weeks with field trips, reading and writing enrichment camps, speech and debate youth leadership programs, Chinese language immersion, and much more. Click link or image for more info or to sign up!

Now enrolling for Summer 2018! Families that register by 4/30/18 will receive a 12% early-bird discount.

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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Foreign Language Camps

Chimmy 5in1 Languages Center
Located in Mission Viejo
French & Spanish summer camp for kids!

Your children will learn in a small group setting, 4 kids to 1 teacher ratio. These summer camps are designed for beginners to advanced students, 5 to 12 years old. All instructors are Spanish and French native speakers. The French instructors are from Paris, France. Curriculum includes field trip, original French and Spanish songs, games and storytelling, as well as learning about nature, colors, the alphabet, numbers, how to introduce themselves and more!

French Session: July 5 - August 3, 2018
Spanish Session: July 16 - August 10, 2018

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.

Sign up for one of our two sections: Full Days Spanish Camp for kids ages 5-9 at IVC and Half Day Spanish and French Camps for kids ages 5-9 at LangoKids Irvine. Call 714-864-4680 for more info or check our website for more details.

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim
Grades K-12 Chinese Immersion Camp

QD Learning's summer-long adventure will include project-based themed weeks with field trips, reading and writing enrichment camps, speech and debate youth leadership programs, Chinese language immersion, and much more. Click link or image for more info or to sign up!

Now enrolling for Summer 2018! Families that register by 4/30/18 will receive a 12% early-bird discount.

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Reading Comprehension 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

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Coding / Tech Camps

Caustics Digital Academy
Located in Tustin

Versatile Innovation Summer Camp
(5th-8th Grade)

We are excited to bring a “Unique, Innovative, and Creative” Summer Camp. Our vision is to create a setting for our summer students to discover their hidden talents while having fun learning Visual Creativity, Programming, Engineering, STEM challenges, 3D Printing, and various Robotic Platforms.

We offer a full-day camp, from 9AM-4PM, Monday to Friday, which encompasses a full hands-on experience each day. Click link above to visit our site for details. Contact us at 714-880-8286

We offer 10% off from tuition for Early Registration Discount. Discount ends on 5/15/2018.

CodeREV Kids - Summer Camps in Southern California
Newport Beach/Irvine, Orange Park Acres, Mission Viejo, Solana Beach

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 Newport Beach/Irvine, Orange Park Acres, and Mission Viejo, 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 - #1 STEM Summer Program
Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and 150+ universities nationwide

At iD Tech, kids and teens ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong, 2-week, day and overnight summer programs held at 150+ prestigious campuses nationwide.

This summer, your child can explore a prestigiouIDTech.jpgs campus, make new friends as they master new tech skills, and join a community of 350,000 alumni. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), and iD Tech Academies (2-week, teen-only, 13-18).

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

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 - August

Project Scientist
Located in Irvine

STEM camps for girls ages 4-12

Surrounded by brilliant and passionate STEM teachers, professors, and professionals, girls will be inspired and provided tools to reach their highest potential.

July 16-20: Project Scientist is offering Tech Maker & Creator Lab - Take the tech world by storm through a variety of coding and robotic platforms including Makey Makeys, Beebots, Scratch, CodeSpark, and mobile app development.

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim
Grades 3-8
Beginning Coding & Robotics Camp

QD Learning's summer-long adventure will include project-based themed weeks with field trips, reading and writing enrichment camps, speech and debate youth leadership programs, Chinese language immersion, and much more. Click link or image for more info or to sign up!

Now enrolling for Summer 2018! Families that register by 4/30/18 will receive a 12% early-bird discount.

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Writing Camps

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim
Grades 3-8
Reading & Writing Classes - Four Unique Two-week Sessions Available

QD Learning's summer-long adventure will include project-based themed weeks with field trips, reading and writing enrichment camps, speech and debate youth leadership programs, Chinese language immersion, and much more. Click link or image for more info or to sign up!

Now enrolling for Summer 2018! Families that register by 4/30/18 will receive a 12% early-bird discount.

Storymakery
Located in Irvine

For ages 5-10

Storymakery’s Young Author Summer Camps are the first creative writing camps that not only teach the foundation of plot development but also allow kids to publish their own book series. Our program extends your child's creativity, writing, self-expression & cognitive thinking with a unique approach. For ages 5-6, we expand writing & creative thinking skills. For ages 7-10, we explore writing in genres such as Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Spooky, & Adventure. Full & half day programs are available. Summer Camps are June 12th through August 18th.Camps are 5 days long.

2018 Camps run June 11th through August 20th. Full day camp times are 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and half day camp runs 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

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.

2018 Camp dates: June 18-28, 2018
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 available.

Artventure OC
Located in Aliso Viejo

Artventure OC teaches classical techniques in drawing and painting while encouraging students to use their new skills to experiment. In their weekly summer camp program, children will explore multiple forms of art including paper and fiber arts as well as more traditional drawing and painting techniques. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with their classmates to make a stop motion animation!

This camp is for ages 6-12, however children aged 3 1/2-5 years are welcome with pre-approval. Students will be placed in groups according to age.

BounceU of Huntington Beach
Create & Bounce Drop Off Camp

Our popular drop-off Art Camp is back. Kids will enjoy a day of bouncing, games, snacks and daily arts/crafts. For kids ages 4-12, includes lunch. Reservations require a non-refundable payment as these camps fill up quickly.

Call today to sign up your aspiring artist! (714) 892-4842. We also do Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Parent’s Night Out and Fundraisers!

City of Fullerton - The Art of Nature Summer Art Camp
For students ages 6-11

Students will use the earth, sea and stars as an inspiration to create art Explore plants and insects in our surroundings. In this half day program, young artists will create original artwork in a variety of media. Join staff, docents and guest presenters to learn how their ideas can become art. Live animals will be there to model for the students! Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are recommended.

2018 camp runs August 6-10 rom 9 am-12 pm

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

The Festival’s Art Center provides a spacious area perfectly suited for visitors to create their own art with the help of professional artists. All workshops (including printmaking, ceramics and mixed media) are located in one centralized location just past the Festival Green.

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. Festival artists will also share some of their creative techniques in a fun and friendly environment! For children ages 5 - 12.

Classes run July-Aug, 2018 daily during the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. Youth Arts Education

Mission Art Center
Located in Orange
Summer Art Camp for Kids
ages 5-16

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.

Activities include Drawing, Art Painting, Clay, Small Rocks Painting.

Start: June 18, 2018 End: August 21, 2018
Days: Monday through Thursday Hours: 9am-12pm

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

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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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Design Camp

Designer Camp
Located in Costa Mesa

A comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives

Designer Camp offers unique week-long programs which give students the rare opportunity to engage and learn through hands-on workshops, informative talks from working designers, and behind-the-scenes tours of studios and galleries.

This boutique camp (25 students each week) allows students to explore the exciting worlds of Art, Interior Design, Merchandising, Set Design, Styling, Trend Forecasting, and much more! No design experience is necessary, just a passion to learn.

OC Designer Camp 101: July 16-20, 2018
OC Interior Design Camp: July 23 - 27, 2018
For ages 11 - 17

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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

City of Fullerton - Rockstar Academy
For students in grades 3-6

Rockstar Academy is a full day music camp in which elementary school students will learn beginning guitar, bass, and drums. Each day will feature a guest presenter who will work with kids on a different facet of the music industry including songwriting, music technology, improvisation and more. Daily hands-on classes will teach campers enough basic chords to play hundreds of songs, and introduce proper drumming technique and coordination to inspire a lifetime involvement with music. This is a small class to make sure every young musician gets a chance to shine! Please sign up early.

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.

Van Tuyl Music Academy
Located in Huntington Beach
OC’s Most Innovative Music & Performance Summer Camps, Ages 6-18

Don’t Just Rock, Perform. Rock music camps are everywhere nowadays, but most students leave camp wishing there was more to it. Our 4-week Instrument Immersion and Music Performance camps go beyond the standard one-week camp, they give each musician the opportunity to truly shine. Sign up for Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Drums or DJ’ing and discover more about music than you ever thought possible.

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Performing Arts / Theater

Acting Academy for Kids
Located in Laguna Niguel, Irvine 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, your child can participate for one week, the entire summer, or anything in between! ​Different themes each week with a fun performance on Fridays! Open to children 4-14, each week-long program offers a mix of acting, singing and dance. No experience necessary!

2018 camps run June through August

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
Located in Tustin
For ages 11-17

Singing and Acting Intensive Course will help you learn to use your voice in a healthy manner. Build confidence and performance and acting skills during song performance. Perfect for teens who want to become better singers and performers.

June 19 – 22, 2018
1O AM – 12:30 PM
Cost is $249 For the week. Includes a free half hour voice lesson during week (a $50 value).

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 6.

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

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
Located in Irvine

Where Imagination Inspires Character

Storymakery’s Young Author Summer Camps are the first creative writing camps that not only teach the foundation of plot development but also allow kids to publish their own book series. Our program extends your child's creativity, writing, self-expression & cognitive thinking with a unique approach. For ages 5-6, we expand writing & creative thinking skills.

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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

Camp James
Located in Newport Beach
Ages 14 - 17

Spend your summer outdoors kayaking, playing mini golf, playing Giant Jenga, driving gocarts, making friends, and most of all ...making a difference in a child's life! Camp James offers a wonderful CILT program for high school students (14 – 17 year olds including incoming high school students). The program is designed to give teens the opportunity to build leadership skills and introduce work skills that will help with future employment. Some schools will even accept their volunteer hours as community service hours, which many high schools now require (check with your school for verification).

In order to be eligible to become a CILT, you must attend at least 3 weeks of camp (5 full days per week). Call us at (949)729-1098 or click above to visit our website for more information.

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

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim
Grades K-8
Public Speaking & Debate Leadership Program

QD Learning's summer-long adventure will include project-based themed weeks with field trips, reading and writing enrichment camps, speech and debate youth leadership programs, Chinese language immersion, and much more. Click link or image for more info or to sign up!

Now enrolling for Summer 2018! Families that register by 4/30/18 will receive a 12% early-bird discount.

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LEGO® 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 LEGO 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 LEGO pieces, 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.

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Multimedia Camps

Caustics Digital Academy
Located in Tustin

Versatile Innovation Summer Camp
(5th-8th Grade)

We are excited to bring a “Unique, Innovative, and Creative” Summer Camp. Our vision is to create a setting for our summer students to discover their hidden talents while having fun learning Visual Creativity, Programming, Engineering, STEM challenges, 3D Printing, and various Robotic Platforms.

We offer a full-day camp, from 9AM-4PM, Monday to Friday, which encompasses a full hands-on experience each day. Click link above to visit our site for details. Contact us at 714-880-8286

We offer 10% off from tuition for Early Registration Discount. Discount ends on 5/15/2018.

CodeREV Kids - Summer Camps in Southern California
Newport Beach/Irvine, Orange Park Acres, Mission Viejo, Solana Beach

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 Newport Beach/Irvine, Orange Park Acres, and Mission Viejo, 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 - #1 STEM Summer Program
Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and 150+ universities nationwide

At iD Tech, kids and teens ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong, 2-week, day and overnight summer programs held at 150+ prestigious campuses nationwide.

This summer, your child can explore a prestigious campus, make new friends as they master new tech skills, and join a community of 350,000 alumni. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), and iD Tech Academies (2-week, teen-only, 13-18).

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 - August

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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 Cube offers a variety of hands-on, highly interactive summer science camps for ages 5-10. Our two day camps described below are offered at the Santa Ana Zoo.

Zoomazement - Campers entering 3rd through 5th grade will enjoy spending a week in the Santa Ana Zoo experiencing the animal kingdom first hand, in a safe, educational, and fun environment.

Junior Wildlife Adventure - Each day of this fun and creative camp, campers entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade will learn about the interesting and diverse creatures that inhabit our planet.

Camp James
Located in Newport Beach
Ages 4 - 13

For 30 years, Camp James has been Accredited by the ACA and has offered outstanding programs. Children ages 4-13 are able to experience outdoor activities including: canoes, archery, dance, STEM, go karts, climbing wall, kayaks, crafts, mini golf, martial arts, swimming, music, drama, laser tag, zip line and water park activities(note some age restrictions apply). Families can choose 5, 4, 3, or 2 days per week to attend camp. Camp hours (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.), extended camp hours available, lunch option. All activities take place on our camp grounds so we are not spending time on buses. Groups are co-ed and according to age.

Offering 10 weeks of camp June 18 - August 24, 2018. Call (949) 729-1098.

Camp Heritage Oak
Located in Yorba Linda
Preschool - Middle school

Summer is a time for ADVENTURE and this year at Camp Heritage Oak we will travel through TIME every week! Every Monday campers will step into the EPIC TIME MACHINE and go on an adventure exploring a certain time period in history! From panning for gold during “Pioneer Days” to creating salt dough fossils during “Jurassic Times,” campers will have a blast while learning about history, science, and culture! There will be lots of messy fun when we make our volcano creations during the “Age of Exploration” and the fun will continue during “Ice Age” week where we will play in real snow! As always, the themed daily activity is just a portion of the fun at Camp Heritage Oak. Campers will enjoy splashing in our swimming pool, spending time in our on-campus arcade, and fantastic Friday field trips each week! Join us as on our epic summer journey at Camp Heritage Oak.

Griffinwood Academy
For children ages 4–14
Located in the City of Orange

Griffinwood Academy Summer Camp, Academic Enrichment & Summer Fun! Activities include cooking, robotics, camping, swimming, movies, LEGO®, science experiments, arts & crafts, talent show, weekly field trips! For children needing an academic boost on core academics, summer camp is a perfect opportunity. Our academic assessment can pinpoint areas of difficulty and get them corrected! Make your child's summer rewarding and fun! Enroll Now – Space is limited !

8 weeks, from Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 27

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.

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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

Carol Fallon Riding Center
Located in San Juan Capistrano

Carol Fallon Riding Center will be enjoying their 38th 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.

2018 camp dates June 21-24, July 31-August 3 & August 21-24. 9:00-1:00, $345 per child.

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

KB Performance Horses
Located in Newport Beach

KB Performance Horses is owned and operated by AQHA/APHA Professional Horseman and World Champion Kayla McQuaig. Whatever you need KBPH can customize your equine program to meet your goals. If you are beginner, we have safe retired show horses to teach you the ropes. If you are a seasoned riding veteran we can take you to the top showing. We specialize in English and Western AQHA events such as trail, western pleasure, horsemanship, showmanship, western riding, hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation. Any horse needs you have we can meet - inquire about being a KB Performance Horses team member today!

Ask about our summer camps. We can also arrange birthday parties or other special events.

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.

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Overnight Adventure Camps

Camp E.L.K.
Located in Wrightwood, CA
Ages 6-16

Summer Camp at Camp E.L.K. is an experience for youth to connect with nature, themselves, each other, and great role models. Kids will get the full camp experience starting with bus transportation up to camp, a week of activities like archery and swimming, and back home again to share campfire memories and songs. Weekly summer camps run from June to August and include age appropriate activities and programming for youth 6-16. Camp scholarships and sibling discounts are available. Camper to staff ratio is 5:1. Click above to learn more or visit CampELK.org today!

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Rock Climbing

Rockreation
Sport Climbing Camp in Costa Mesa

Reach camp programs are just that – fun, engaging, week-long climbing adventures guided by an excellent staff. Sign-up today and give them the gift of climbing!

Summer Camp Runs Monday through Friday, June through August with varying activities with our climbing-lovin’ camp crew! Week, Single Day and Half Day options available. Please bring lunch and/or snacks. Ages 6-13.

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Sports Camps

Camp James
Located in Newport Beach
Ages 4 - 13

For 30 years, Camp James has been Accredited by the ACA and has offered outstanding programs. Children ages 4-13 are able to experience outdoor activities including: canoes, archery, dance, STEM, go karts, climbing wall, kayaks, crafts, mini golf, martial arts, swimming, music, drama, laser tag, zip line and water park activities(note some age restrictions apply). Families can choose 5, 4, 3, or 2 days per week to attend camp. Camp hours (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.), extended camp hours available, lunch option. All activities take place on our camp grounds so we are not spending time on buses. Groups are co-ed and according to age.

Offering 10 weeks of camp June 18 - August 24, 2018. Call (949) 729-1098.

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.

St. Mary’s School
Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Located in Aliso Viejo

St. Mary's Summer Resort Athletic Camps focus on ability, sportsmanship, and strategies of the game. Students have the opportunity to explore different sports, develop sport specific skills, and build teamwork. These camps are a great way to exercise, meet new teammates, and prepare for the upcoming season.

2018 camps run all through summer.

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.

Bodyboarding Adventures
Located in San Clemente

Ages 6 & Up

The brand-new Bodyboarding Adventures summer camp at North Beach offers a fun-filled week focused on the basics of bodyboarding. In addition to learning about ocean safety, participants will learn how to spot and catch waves, and execute spin moves, rolls and more. Open to boys and girls ages 6 and up of all skill levels. Our instructors are CPR and First-Aid certified and we offer a student to instructor ratio of 4:1.

All equipment, including bodyboards, rash guards and fins, will be provided.

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

Camp James
Located in Newport Beach
Ages 4 - 13

For 30 years, Camp James has been Accredited by the ACA and has offered outstanding programs. Children ages 4-13 are able to experience outdoor activities including: canoes, archery, dance, STEM, go karts, climbing wall, kayaks, crafts, mini golf, martial arts, swimming, music, drama, laser tag, zip line and water park activities(note some age restrictions apply). Families can choose 5, 4, 3, or 2 days per week to attend camp. Camp hours (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.), extended camp hours available, lunch option. All activities take place on our camp grounds so we are not spending time on buses. Groups are co-ed and according to age.

Offering 10 weeks of camp June 18 - August 24, 2018. Call (949) 729-1098.

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
Located throughout Orange County

Are you ready to GET IN GEAR this summer? Summer Day Camps at the Y are a fun and educational adventure filled with learning projects, sports, outdoor activities, field trips and specialty clubs – located right on school campus! Sign up for 1 week or all summer long. Your kids will learn new things with our many summer clubs like cooking, science, engineering, and even crochet.

Camps start early June – Register before May 1st for special offers.

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Vacation Bible School

Salem Lutheran Church - City of Orange
June
Ages 3 years - entering 6th grade

Calling all superheroes! Salem Lutheran School is offering a week of Superhero Training at their Vacation Bible School!

For ages 3.5 years (potty trained) through entering 6th grade. $45 per Superhero includes Bible stories, music time, snacks, crafts, games, and more!

June 25-28, 2018
8:50am-12pm

TerraNova Church VBS - Irvine
July 16 - 20, 2018
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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Summer Camps for Teens

Acting Academy for Kids
Located in Laguna Niguel, Irvine 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, your child can participate for one week, the entire summer, or anything in between! ​Different themes each week with a fun performance on Fridays! Open to children 4-14, each week-long program offers a mix of acting, singing and dance. No experience necessary!

2018 camps run June through August

Chrissie Vocal Studio
Located in Tustin
For ages 11-17

Singing and Acting Intensive Course will help you learn to use your voice in a healthy manner. Build confidence and performance and acting skills during song performance. Perfect for teens who want to become better singers and performers.

June 19 – 22, 2018
1O AM – 12:30 PM
Cost is $249 For the week. Includes a free half hour voice lesson during week (a $50 value).

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 6.

CodeREV Kids - Summer Camps in Southern California
Newport Beach/Irvine, Orange Park Acres, Mission Viejo, Solana Beach

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 Newport Beach/Irvine, Orange Park Acres, and Mission Viejo, 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

Junior High and High School students: Join us August 19-22 at San Clemente State Beach for Beach Camp 2018 and the best week of your life!

These four days will be full of fun-for-everyone competitive games, structured free time, food, bonfires and surfing!

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

Designer Camp
Located in Costa Mesa

A comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives

Designer Camp offers unique week-long programs which give students the rare opportunity to engage and learn through hands-on workshops, informative talks from working designers, and behind-the-scenes tours of studios and galleries.

This boutique camp (25 students each week) allows students to explore the exciting worlds of Art, Interior Design, Merchandising, Set Design, Styling, Trend Forecasting, and much more! No design experience is necessary, just a passion to learn.

OC Designer Camp 101: July 16-20, 2018
OC Interior Design Camp: July 23 - 27, 2018
For ages 11 - 17

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 Camps - #1 STEM Summer Program
Held at UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Lutheran, UCSD, Stanford, and 150+ universities nationwide

At iD Tech, kids and teens ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong, 2-week, day and overnight summer programs held at 150+ prestigious campuses nationwide.

This summer, your child can explore a prestigious campus, make new friends as they master new tech skills, and join a community of 350,000 alumni. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), and iD Tech Academies (2-week, teen-only, 13-18).

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.

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