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Book Lovers
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Rock Climbing
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Camps in Private Schools

Camp Heritage Oak
Located in Yorba Linda
Preschool - Middle school

Camp Heritage Oak Main Camp is open all summer and no single day is the same! Main Camp Daily Activities are almost all NEW in 2019! Campers will get “Ready to Rock” in Week One as they kick off the summer with a DJ party and on-campus concert! Throughout summer, campers will make “Rockin’ Concoctions” such as slime and slushies.They will also explore science and engineering through activities like launching bottle rockets and creating pop rock explosions!

In addition to Main Camp, Heritage Oak offers weekly Specialty Camps including many new academic courses to boost your child’s skills. Specialty camps are offered in the morning AND in the afternoons to provide our families with the utmost flexibility.

June 17-August 23, 2019

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.

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.

Summer camp begins 6/17/19

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.

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.

Full day and half day 2019 camps runs for eight weeks from June through August.

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. Our 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. Camps open to children age 2 to Grades 8.

2019 camps run June 17 - August 23

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.

Camp runs June 10 - August 2, 2019. You can sign up for just one week or the entire summer.

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 & Tustin
For ages 5 through 13

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

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 & Irvine
Are you ready to spend the summer by having so much fun?

You can create a Comic Book, go on a Native American Adventure, take an Art or Acting class, learn about Stop Motion Animation, or even about Photography. Other camps include Public Speaking, the Chinese Immersion Program or learn about Robotics in the STEAM Program.

Now Enrolling for Summer 2019! Come join QD Learning for summer camps during June 17 - August 23.

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Foreign Language Camps

Chimmy 5in1 Languages Center
Located in Laguna Niguel
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 08 - August, 2019
Spanish Session: July 15 - August 02, 2019

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 of "Spanish Only" Camp at Irvine Valley College and Full and Half Days of "Spanish Only" Camp at our school in Irvine. Your children will experience a real Spanish immersion experience for those interested in making any of these languages their kids’second or third language. Call 714-864-4680 for more info or click above for website.

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim & Irvine
Are you ready to spend the summer by having so much fun?

You can create a Comic Book, go on a Native American Adventure, take an Art or Acting class, learn about Stop Motion Animation, or even about Photography. Other camps include Public Speaking, the Chinese Immersion Program or learn about Robotics in the STEAM Program.

Multiple Chinese Immersion Camps for different grade levels run June 17 - August 23, 2019

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Reading Comprehension Programs

PRIDE Learning Center
L
ocations in Yorba Linda, Irvine & Mission Viejo

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!

Summer reading program runsuly 8th to August 2rd. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Coding / Tech Camps

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 is celebrating 17 summers of innovative summer programming for children ages 7-14. Discover courses in battle royale 3D game creation, drone programming, coding, animation, and much more. PlanetBravo prides itself of balancing indoor and outdoor play, making the summer camp experience well-rounded, all while learning the world's most important skills. The day flies by (8:30-4:30) with a mix of activities at a great price compared to national tech camps.

Weekly camps run June 24 - August 9, 2019

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim
Robotics Mindstorm Camp

You can create a Comic Book, go on a Native American Adventure, take an Art or Acting class, learn about Stop Motion Animation, or even about Photography. Other camps include Public Speaking, the Chinese Immersion Program or learn about Robotics in the STEAM Program.

Robotics Mindstorm Camp for grades 3-8 run 8/5-8/16. QD Learning also provides other camps that run June 17 - August 23, 2019

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Writing Camps

QD Learning
Located in Anaheim & Irvine
Are you ready to spend the summer by having so much fun?

You can create a Comic Book, go on a Native American Adventure, take an Art or Acting class, learn about Stop Motion Animation, or even about Photography. Other camps include Public Speaking, the Chinese Immersion Program or learn about Robotics in the STEAM Program.

Fiction Writing Camp for Grade 1-8 runs 7/22 - 7/26
Investigative Reporters Camp for Grade 1-8 runs 8/19 - 8/23
Other programs run June 17 - August 23, 2019

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.

2019 Camps run June through August. Full day camp times are 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and half day camp runs 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

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Art Camp

ArtSteps Classes
Located in Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, 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!

Morning and afternoons 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!

Students will be placed in groups according to age.
Teen Group: July 29-Aug 1, 2019.
Younger groups: July 15-18, Aug 5-8, Aug 12-15, 2019

City of Fullerton - Young Rembrandts Summer Art Camps
For students ages 6-13

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.

Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are recommended.
6/24-6/28, 7/8-7/12, 7/22-7/26, 8/5-8/9/19.

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, 2019 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.

June 17-August 19, 2019. Activities include Drawing, Art Painting, Clay, Small Rocks Painting.

Mission: Renaissance
Studios in Anaheim Hills, Irvine & Laguna Niguel
Fine Art Summer Camps - Celebrating over 40 years in Southern California!

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.

Half and Full-days allow flexible scheduling. Ask about early enrollment, multi-day and sibling discounts. (800) 430-4278

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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 10 - August 23, 2019

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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.

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Music Camp

City of Fullerton - Rockstar Academy
For students ages 8-11

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.

June 24-28, 2019

Melody Makers OC - VOCAL/MUSIC
Located in Newport Beach

Singer/Songwriter Camp, Music Video Camp and Popstar Slime Camp!

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.

July 8-August 24, 2019

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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!

2019 camps run June through August

Chance Theater
Located in Anaheim
Creating Characters for Grades 1-6

Using the core concepts of acting, students will explore character development through text work and improvisation. Throughout our journey students will create characters from the inside out and bring them to life, culminating in a final showcase.

hance Theater strives to build community by expanding the child’s vision beyond their own experience. Partnered with a strong sense of play and a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere will be an advanced acting/performance technique designed to arm students with a strong foundation in any professional setting.

Camp runs June 24-28, 2019 Daily, 10:00am – 1:00pm
$200 per student

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.

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 Laguna Niguel

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 10 - August 9, 2019

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!

SESSION I: ​July 1​5-2​7, 201​9
SESSION II: ​July ​29 - August 1​0, 201​9

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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.

2019 Summer camps available from the week of June 10 through the week of August 26. Half Day Camp: 9 am to 1 pm | Mon-Friday (5 days) OR Half Day Camp: 2 pm to 6 pm | Mon-Friday (5 days).

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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 Programs

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, Irvine & Fullerton
Are you ready to spend the summer by having so much fun?

You can create a Comic Book, go on a Native American Adventure, take an Art or Acting class, learn about Stop Motion Animation, or even about Photography. Other camps include Public Speaking, the Chinese Immersion Program or learn about Robotics in the STEAM Program.

Multiple Speech & Debate Programs for different grade levels run June 17 - August 23.

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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

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LEGO® Camps

Brain Builders Educational Programs
Located in Laguna Niguel & Tustin
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 Engineering with LEGO Camps, where kids will construct and destruct colorful, mobile LEGO creations! Classes are grouped by age.

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.

Play-Well TEKnologies - LEGO-Inspired STEM Summer Camps
Learn through play this summer with Play-Well

Dream it, build it, wreck it, repeat in LEGO-inspired engineering summer camp! Your kid will engineer interesting projects, engage in critical thinking, work collaboratively and learn STEM concepts through playing with LEGO.

Kids can choose from different themes like Star Wars, Minecraft, Harry Potter, Girl Power, Robotics and Stop Motion. Each Play-Well camp includes over 20,000 LEGO pieces to jump-start your child's imagination! Campers get to travel into their favorite worlds where they will build like never before! Ages 5 - 12. Many locations in Orange County.

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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 is celebrating 17 summers of innovative summer programming for children ages 7-14. Discover courses in battle royale 3D game creation, drone programming, coding, animation, adding special effects to movies, and much more. PlanetBravo prides itself of balancing indoor and outdoor play, making the summer camp experience well-rounded, all while learning the world's most important skills.

The day flies by (8:30-4:30) with a mix of activities at a great price compared to national tech camps. Weekly camps run June 24 - August 9, 2019

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Multimedia Camps

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 is celebrating 17 summers of innovative summer programming for children ages 7-14. Discover courses in battle royale 3D game creation, drone programming, coding, animation, and much more. PlanetBravo prides itself of balancing indoor and outdoor play, making the summer camp experience well-rounded, all while learning the world's most important skills.

The day flies by (8:30-4:30) with a mix of activities at a great price compared to national tech camps. Weekly camps run June 24 - August 9, 2019

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Discovery, Outdoor & Adventure

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 - August. Call (949) 729-1098.

Camp Heritage Oak
Located in Yorba Linda
Preschool - Middle school

Camp Heritage Oak Main Camp is open all summer and no single day is the same! Campers will get “Ready to Rock” in Week One as they kick off the summer with a DJ party and on-campus concert! Throughout summer, campers will make “Rockin’ Concoctions” such as slime and slushies and explore science and engineering through activities like launching bottle rockets and creating pop rock explosions! Heritage Oak is known in the community for teaching positive character traits. Campers will put these ideas into action as they “Rock our World,” creating and distributing kindness rocks to the community, sending letters to veterans, and spreading kindness throughout campus. Campers will also spend time on campus in our pool, arcade, gym, and NEW water park each day! Friday Field Trips to past favorites like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm as well as new destinations such as Glow Zone will round out each week of fun!

June 17-August 23, 2019.

Discovery Cube's Marsh Madness
Located in Newport Beach

Explore the wonderful world of water through an exploration of the San Joaquin Marsh and Newport Bay. Become a citizen scientist through observation and tracking of various animals found throughout these environments. Identify various plants and learn their potential uses and create a water filter using everyday items! Create natural plant and food based fabric dyes and discover how to recognize edible plants at this serene camp location. This camp includes a special one day field trip to Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest in Newport Beach with busing provided. Camp cost includes a field trip transportation fee.

Kids entering grades 3-5. 2019 camp dates 7/22-7/26 & 7/29-8/2.

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Equestrian / Horseback Riding Camps

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.

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.

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! We can also arrange birthday parties or other special events.

2019 Summer Camp Dates:
July 15-19, 9am-12pm
August 5-9, 9am-12pm.

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!

1 & 4 Day Camps run early July to mid August
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.

2019 Dates
Week 1: June 10-14
Week 2: June 24-28
Week 3: July 8-12

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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Martial Arts Camps

American Martial Arts Academy
Located in Placentia and 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.

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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!

June 16 - August 2, 2019

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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

June 10 - August 30, 2019

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Sports Camps

AAA Sports Club
Located in Irvine

Multiple camp sessions in soccer, girls volleyball, basketball, and flag football. AAA Sports Club's' 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!

Click link above, or call (949) 466-3737 for more information.

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 17 - August 23, 2019. Call (949) 729-1098.

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.

2019 camps run June 17 - August 23, 2019

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Surf Camps

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.

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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 17 - August 23, 2019. 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 24-28, 2019
Ages 3 years - entering 6th grade

Salem Lutheran School is offering a week of epic Adventure on the high seas 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!

Camps run June 24-28, 2019!

TerraNova Church VBS - Irvine
July 15 - 19, 2019

Send your kids on an icy expedition during our 2019 EVEREST VBS! Kids 3 years old thru 6th grade will discover how to ‘Conquer Challenges With God’s Mighty Power’ during a fun-packed week of music, games, crafts, snacks, and Bible stories.

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

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Elementary School-Age Summer Camp

Chance Theater
Located in Anaheim
Creating Characters for Grades 1-6

Using the core concepts of acting, students will explore character development through text work and improvisation. Throughout our journey students will create characters from the inside out and bring them to life, culminating in a final showcase.

hance Theater strives to build community by expanding the child’s vision beyond their own experience. Partnered with a strong sense of play and a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere will be an advanced acting/performance technique designed to arm students with a strong foundation in any professional setting.

Camp runs June 24-28, 2019 Daily, 10:00am – 1:00pm
$200 per student

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Summer Camp in Preschool & Kindergarten

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!

2019 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.

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 in August at San Clemente State Beach for Beach Camp 2019 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.

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!

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