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Orange County's Summer Camps & Programs for kids

Many summer programs are now taking registrations for their 2020 summer camps

Online activities will also be available to educate and entertain kids who are home due to Covid 19.

Academic Camps
Camp in Private Schools  
Educational Camps / Academic Enrichment
Foreign Language Camps
Coding / Tech Camps Writing
Programs
The Arts
Art Camps & Summer Classes  
Dance Camps Design Camps
Music Camps
Performing Arts / Singing & Acting
Extracurricular Camps
Book Lovers
Budding Chefs - Culinary Camp
Communication Programs
Leadership Programs
LEGO® Camps Making Movies
Multimedia Camps
Outdoor, Sports & Adventure Camps
Discovery, Outdoor & Adventure
Equestrian / Horseback Riding Camps
Fishing Camps Martial Arts
Overnight Adventure Camps
Rock Climbing
Sports Camps Surf Camps
Traditional All Day Summer Camps
Vacation Bible School
Find an Age Appropriate Camp
Elementary School-Age Summer Camp
Preschool & Kindergarten
Summer Camps for Teens
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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! Each week, children entering kindergarten through eighth grade jump into action during Main Camp as they participate in exciting games, become involved in performing and creative arts, participate in S.T.E.A.M. activities, spend time in our pool and water park, learn about kindness and leadership, participate in a unique daily event, and attend Friday field trips. Our Daily Rotations add fun and variety to each camp day.

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 15-August 28, 2020

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

Summer 2020 Fairmont Summer Programs is planning for a new exciting virtual Camp at Home and on-campus in June, July and / or August.

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

Personalized, one-to-one education during the summer Customized learning so students can still enjoy summer while achieving academic success. In light of COVID-19, Fusion Acadmey is offering all summer options online.

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.

Futures Academy
6th - 12 grade
Four OC campuses & Online

In response to COVID-19, all classes are currently taught 100% online, either through one-to-one student-teacher instruction or through small group classes, face-to-face in virtual classrooms.

Summer School at Futures Academy offers more than 170 courses so students can master math, succeed in science, love foreign languages, make headway in history, and more. Students can choose 1:1 instruction and small group learning, with options for courses for credit, course remediation, course acceleration, and tutoring support. Futures Academy’s personalized approach provides students the opportunity to maximize their academic potential in a small, nurturing, private school environment. Enjoy options to schedule classes during optimum learning times and around vacations and other activities. With Middle School Summer Camps, middle schoolers will enrich skills in math, science and writing, and will explore how these subjects apply to other STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) subjects in a small, fun learning environment of no more than five students.

Call 866-980-7248 to schedule a virtual campus tour. Futures Academy is WASC accredited, UC, CSU and NCAA approved.

Middle School Summer Camp Dates:
Anaheim Hills: 6/22-7/2, 7/6-7/17
Huntington Beach: 7/6-7/17, 8/3-8/14
Newport Beach: 6/15-6/26, 7/6-7/17, 7/20-7/31
Mission Viejo: 6/15-6/26, 7/6-7/17

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

Currently closed due to COVID-19. Please click link for updates on summer programs this year.

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.

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.

Stratford School
Located in Mission Viejo

Stratford School's Distance Learning Program for students in Preschool through Grade 8 provides continued growth and educational development as well as support for families during this unprecedented time.

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

2020 Camp registrations are open! However you currently do not have to pay to reserve your spot (due to the changes that might happen with COVID-19)

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 - Public Speaking / Debate / Leadership Program
Come join our award winning team to develop communication skills with our program for 1st-12th grade!

QD Learning offers public speaking camps to learn speech composition and the whole spectrum of techniques in speech delivery. Debate camps focus on argumentation in different types of debate events. All camps encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as campers develop communication skills. Campers will be able to compete in local Speech & Debate tournaments after the program.

Click above for more information or call (714) 386-1295 for more details.

2020 summer programs run June - August

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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!

LangoKids Irvine
Hola, Bonjour! Welcome to LangoKids Irvine!

Our Online classes have been a success! We are not only teaching Spanish or French, we are connecting emotionally with the students, having discussion on how they feel, having mindful moments, and supporting them through it all. 2020 Summer classes will be offered in the months of July and August for 5 weeks with classes twice a week for a total of 10 classes.

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.

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Coding / Tech Camps

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

At CodeREV Live Virtual and In-Person 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 (Half Day or Full Day) teaches campers core computer science and math concepts, while they work on exciting STEAM projects, many of which they can keep working on after camp! With locations Online and in Newport Beach/Irvine we're no more than a skip and a jump away! If a summer of learning and tech creating sounds fun, sign up today and let's get coding!

iD Tech Camps - #1 STEM Summer Program

For 2020 - offering premium online learning experiences right now through summer, with pricing designed to stretch your family’s budget. For ages 7-19.

At iD Tech, kids and teens ages 7-19 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 Virtual Tech Camp (Ages 7-19)

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

As of June 10, 2020, all PlanetBravo June camps are online (including the week of June 29), and are looking to get approved for July camp openings. Please click above for updates!

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 29 - August 7, 2020

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Writing Camps

QD Learning - Reading / Writing / Speech Program
Come join our award winning team to develop communication skills with our program for 1st-12th grade!

QD Learning offers public speaking camps to learn speech composition and the whole spectrum of techniques in speech delivery. Debate camps focus on argumentation in different types of debate events. All camps encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as campers develop communication skills. Campers will be able to compete in local Speech & Debate tournaments after the program.

Integrated curriculum of Reading/Writing & Speech. Click above for more information or call (714) 386-1295 for more details.

2020 summer programs run June - August

Storymakery
Located in Laguna Hills

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.

Online and in store summer camps begin June 15, 2020. 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

Ready to be Artventurous?

We are excited to offer this fun, creative art experience. Your child/teen will have the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums, using different concepts in an encouraging and relaxed environment. No one week is alike. Draw! Paint! Design Create!

Our student’s health and safety is a priority at Artventure. We will be practicing social distancing, so space is limited during camp. Check out our health guidelines to help our students have the safest and best art experience this summer. Click link above to reserve your spot today!

Enroll today! Sign up siblings and save $28 per child!
Coupon code: siblings2020

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.

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 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.

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!

Online and in person camps run June 8 - August 28, 2020

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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

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
Virtual or In Person Camps located in Mission Viejo & Irvine
Training The Next Generation Of Talented Performers

Acting Academy for Kids has emerged as a leader in the local performing arts community for youth.

2020 VIRTUAL Summer Camp!
A summer camp experience from the comfort of home! Acting Academy for Kids now offers virtual camps with the same teachers and classes as their regular summer camps.

2020 In-Person Summer Camps in Mission Viejo & Irvine!
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...Campers are guided through the production of a popular musical theme from start to finish via daily classes (music, acting, and dance) and the culminating event - a Friday showcase on the main stage!

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

This summer, the 5-week summer program will be an online virtual classroom

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.

June 23- August 1, 2020

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

The Center Stage Studio & Dance
Located in Aliso Viejo

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

2020 camps will be smaller in person camps or virtual camps

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. 2020 Summer Camp dates coming soon!

South Coast Repertory's Summer Acting Workshop Online
Located in Costa Mesa

In South Coast Repertory’s Summer Acting Workshop, a fun-filled online theatre camp for grades 6-12, youth build confidence and self-esteem. The two-week camp is designed for students new to SCR, where enthusiastic and experienced professional artists provide interactive instruction in voice, movement, character development and more. Special guests bring to life various aspects of theatre, such as design, improvisation, singing and play-writing. Camp concludes with students sharing their work via Zoom for invited family and friends. In SCR’s Musical Theatre Classes, open to students in grades 7-12, participants learn what it means to “act” a song and “sing” a scene.

Both the Summer Acting Workshop and the Musical Theatre Classes are offered July 13-25 and July 27 - August 8, 2020

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Book Lovers

Storymakery
Located in Laguna Hills

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.

Online and in store summer camps begin June 15, 2020.

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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 - Public Speaking / Debate / Leadership Program
Come join our award winning team to develop communication skills with our program for 1st-12th grade!

QD Learning offers public speaking camps to learn speech composition and the whole spectrum of techniques in speech delivery. Debate camps focus on argumentation in different types of debate events. All camps encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as campers develop communication skills. Campers will be able to compete in local Speech & Debate tournaments after the program.

Click above for more information or call (714) 386-1295 for more details.

2020 summer programs run June - August

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Leadership Camp

Camp James
Located in Newport Beach
Ages 14 - 17

Open House:
Saturday, April 25, 2020
10 am – 1 pm

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 - Public Speaking / Debate / Leadership Program
Come join our award winning team to develop communication skills with our program for 1st-12th grade!

QD Learning offers public speaking camps to learn speech composition and the whole spectrum of techniques in speech delivery. Debate camps focus on argumentation in different types of debate events. All camps encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as campers develop communication skills. Campers will be able to compete in local Speech & Debate tournaments after the program.

Click above for more information or call (714) 386-1295 for more details.

2020 summer programs run June - August

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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

As of June 10, 2020, all PlanetBravo June camps are online (including the week of June 29), and are looking to get approved for July camp openings. Please click above for updates!

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.

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Multimedia Camps

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

At CodeREV Live Virtual and In-Person 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 (Half Day or Full Day) teaches campers core computer science and math concepts, while they work on exciting STEAM projects, many of which they can keep working on after camp! With locations Online and in Newport Beach/Irvine we're no more than a skip and a jump away! If a summer of learning and tech creating sounds fun, sign up today and let's get coding!

iD Tech Camps - #1 STEM Summer Program

For 2020 - offering premium online learning experiences right now through summer, with pricing designed to stretch your family’s budget. For ages 7-19.

At iD Tech, kids and teens ages 7-19 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 Virtual Tech Camp (Ages 7-19).

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

Located in Irvine

As of June 10, 2020, all PlanetBravo June camps are online (including the week of June 29), and are looking to get approved for July camp openings. Please click above for updates!

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 - August

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Discovery, Outdoor & Adventure

Camino De Santiago Nature School
Located in Orange, CA
Kids ages 7-12

Our nature camp is the most fun you can have outdoors anywhere.

This summer join us to Navigate by Dragon, Rock out with Rocks or practice your Wizardry. Our immersive outdoor experiences combined with high levels of personalized attention support kids to grow into empowered and capable young people as they explore nature through imaginative and exciting themes, games, crafts and stories. We meet in local parks and or national forests.

2020 camp dates June 29 – July 2, July 13 - 16 and July 27 - 30

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 15-August 28, 2020

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. 2020 camp dates June 22 – 26& July 6 – 10

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Equestrian / Horseback Riding Camps

Carol Fallon Riding Center
Located in Newport Beach

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

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 June 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.

2020 Dates
Week 1: June 8-12
Week 2: June 15-19
Week 3: July 6-10

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 8-17

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 July and include age appropriate activities and programming for youth 8-17. 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 21 - July 24, 2020

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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 - August

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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 - August. Call (949) 729-1098.

Ladera Sports Center
KidZone Summer Sports Camp

Ladera Sports Center’s KidZone Camps provide kids an opportunity to experience a variety of recreational activities while also learning sportsmanship, skill, and a better understanding of each sport. Activities are led by experienced staff with a passion for sports and working with children in a camp environment. The center contains eight basketball/volleyball courts, premium wood flooring, climate control, 28 LCD monitors including a video wall, ample parking, and the All-Star Café.

For camp dates and times, please click on the link in this listing or call 949-325-6080.

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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 - August. 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

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Vacation Bible School

Salem Lutheran Church - City of Orange
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 (2020 dates TBA)

TerraNova Church VBS - Irvine
July (2020 dates TBA)

Send your kids on an icy expedition during our 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.

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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
Virtual or In Person Camps located in Mission Viejo & Irvine
Training The Next Generation Of Talented Performers

Acting Academy for Kids has emerged as a leader in the local performing arts community for youth.

2020 VIRTUAL Summer Camp!
A summer camp experience from the comfort of home! Acting Academy for Kids now offers virtual camps with the same teachers and classes as their regular summer camps.

2020 In-Person Summer Camps in Mission Viejo & Irvine!
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...Campers are guided through the production of a popular musical theme from start to finish via daily classes (music, acting, and dance) and the culminating event - a Friday showcase on the main stage!

Artventure OC
Located in Aliso Viejo

Ready to be Artventurous?

We are excited to offer this fun, creative art experience. Your child/teen will have the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums, using different concepts in an encouraging and relaxed environment. No one week is alike. Draw! Paint! Design Create!

Our student’s health and safety is a priority at Artventure. We will be practicing social distancing, so space is limited during camp. Check out our health guidelines to help our students have the safest and best art experience this summer. Click link above to reserve your spot today!

Enroll today! Sign up siblings and save $28 per child!
Coupon code: siblings2020. Teen camp runs July 27-30

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

At CodeREV Live Virtual and In-Person 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 (Half Day or Full Day) teaches campers core computer science and math concepts, while they work on exciting STEAM projects, many of which they can keep working on after camp! With locations Online and in Newport Beach/Irvine we're no more than a skip and a jump away! If a summer of learning and tech creating sounds fun, sign up today and let's get coding!

The Crossing Church - Beach Camps for Teens

2020 information coming

Junior High and High School students: Join us in August at San Clemente State Beach for Beach Camp 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

For 2020 - offering premium online learning experiences right now through summer, with pricing designed to stretch your family’s budget. For ages 7-19.

At iD Tech, kids and teens ages 7-19 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 Virtual Tech Camp (7-18).

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

QD Learning - Public Speaking / Debate / Leadership Program
Come join our award winning team to develop communication skills with our program for 1st-12th grade!

QD Learning offers public speaking camps to learn speech composition and the whole spectrum of techniques in speech delivery. Debate camps focus on argumentation in different types of debate events. All camps encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as campers develop communication skills. Campers will be able to compete in local Speech & Debate tournaments after the program.

Click above for more information or call (714) 386-1295 for more details.

2020 summer programs run June - August

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