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OC Family's Camps Directory

There is so much for your kids to experience in Orange County, we help you find the activities that are the perfect fit for your family.

OC Family's Camps Directory

Academy by the Sea
Ages: 8 - 17 years
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad - (760) 434-7564
We offer academic and recreational summer camps that instill pride and self-esteem, while developing good character, leadership abilities and responsibility. Our camp's philosophy provides a pathway for participants to see their individual potential, develop self-discipline, acquire personal honor in themselves, and build cultural awareness.

Boy Scouts of America
Ages: 11 - 17 years
1211 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana - (714) 546-4990
The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America and its council operated facilities, which include The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, Newport Sea Base, Oso Lake Boy Scout Camp, and Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley, offer fun-filled and educational camp programming and recreational activities throughout the summer. Stop by for more information on how you can make this your child's best summer yet!

Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area
Ages: 5 - 18 years
Serving Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, & Irvine
(949) 642-2245
The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area has been at the forefront of youth development for over seven decades, working with young people from all economic circumstances. We are dedicated to ensuring that our youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.  We love kids!  And we should, we've been providing them with great Summer Camp and After-School   Program experiences for over 70 years. And we're only getting better!

Bricks 4 Kidz
Ages: 3 - 13+
Several locations throughout Orange County
Irvine - (949) 415-4391
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Bricks 4 Kidz offers a variety of unique LEGO-themed camps throughout Orange County, where kids discover, explore, invent and create using LEGO bricks. Our camps introduce children to STEM concepts with the fun of LEGOs.  VOTED BEST SUMMER CAMP!  Also, contact us for birthday parties and after-school programs.

Bridges Reading and Writing Institute
Ages: 2nd to 8th grade
16470 Bake Parkway, Suite 100, Irvine
(949) 651-1075 x102
At Project Ink, students develop their love for writing. Using their imagination to create their own fictional story, students will learn practical tips and techniques to become better writers. They will practice the five steps to the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing a finalized story.

California Jr. Lifeguards
Ages: 8 - 17 years
Salt Creek Junior Lifeguard Program, Dana Point
Sunset Beach Junior Lifeguard Program, Sunset Beach
Back Bay Summer Camp, Newport Beach
(714) 901-9030
We offer aquatic programs throughout Orange County starting from 6 years old to adult. Junior Lifeguard programs in Dana Point, summer camps in Newport and Stand Up Paddle Camps in the Newport Back Bay. Our programs run weekly 9am-3pm focusing on fun in the sun!

Camp 4 Kids
Ages: 8 - 17 years
1439 W Chapman Ave #16
Orange - (714) 474-9774
Camp 4 Kids provides a nurturing environment for campers, enhancing their sense of competence and self-worth, our goals is to help each camper develop respect for oneself and others, courage to face new challenges, friendships, and an appreciation of nature.

Children's Maritime Foundation
Ages: 10 - 17 years
Yorba Linda - (714) 970-8800
We offer Catalina Island and Tall Ship Sea Adventure Summer Camps for youngsters looking for fun and adventure on and around the ocean.

City of Newport Beach
Ages: 3 - 17 years
100 Civic Center Dr.
Newport Beach - (949) 644-3151
Pack your bags and get ready for summer camp with Camp Newport, your official passport to summer! Choose from our hundreds of camps and have fun surfing, BMXing, painting, dancing, playing sports, sailing, or cooking this summer!

DiMiYa Scholars
26497 Rancho Parkway South
Lake Forest - (844) 434- 649
Uncover your child's unique gifts by enrolling in DiMiYa's 8-week Talent Discovery Summer Camp. During the Renaissance-themed curriculum, our staff will evaluate each scholar and provide parents with individual assessments.

Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana - (714) 542-2823
We inspire and educate young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities we serve. Our mission is brought to life through the cornerstones of our initiatives, which include STEM proficiency, early learning, healthy living, and environmental stewardship.

Eye Level Learning
Ages: 4 - 14 years
Irvine & Huntington Beach - (949) 287-3667
Anaheim Hills - (714) 282-1005
Eye Level program helps on building each student's foundation in math and English, as well as developing a child's critical thinking.  Eye Level is a self-directed learning program. Our approach to learning leads students to become self-directed individuals.

Fairmont Private Schools
Ages: preschool - high school
Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and North Tustin - (714) 451-2090
Fairmont's ACA-accredited camp, our renowned summer school, and a comprehensive line-up of enrichment courses provide dozens of options for customizing a summer experience that suits your child's needs and your family's schedule.

Family Brands (Toddler Camp)
Locations throughout Orange & L.A. counties
(323) 487-CAMP
Toddler Camp is a weekly themed adventure to explore the best local venues, activities, entertainment and programs as well as meet other families with kids the same age in your local area.  Enjoy fun activities, healthy snack, parenting resources, introductions to new brands and products as well as goodie bags!

Girls Incorporated
Ages: 4 1/2 - 12 years (K - 6th)
1815 Anaheim Ave.
Costa Mesa - (949) 646-7181
Girls Inc. provides year-round holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focusing on STEM, financial literacy, sound body image, healthy relationships, and college and career readiness.  Summer camps available for elementary, middle and high school girls.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation
Grades: K-12
1 Post, Suite 250
Irvine - (949) 812-7225
IPSF's Summer Enrichment Academy (grades K-8) and High School Academic Camps (grades 9-12) offer a variety of academic and enrichment classes including science, math, visual and performing arts, technology, test prep, languages, and more.  Classes are held at various schools in Irvine, CA from June 29-July 4 (K-8) and June 22-July31 (grades 9 -12).  All classes are taught by credentialed and IPSF-approved instructors.

Ages: 6 weeks - 12 years
515 West Sunflower Ave.
KinderCare Learning Centers include convenient, all day care; exciting weekly field trips; fun indoor and outdoor activities; healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks; and learning all summer long! Please visit kindercare.com to find a location closest to you.

MIND Research Institute
Ages: 6th - 8th graders
111 Academy, Suite 100
Irvine - (949) 345-8700
Math camp takes math out of the classroom and fosters a love of learning that encourages unique and innovative thinking.

Music Development Inc./Melody Makers
104 Discovery Rd.
Irvine - (949) 423-5710
Melody Makers OC/MDI present weekly summer recording artist development camps. Sing, dance, record, and perform with the pros at Orange County's finest artist development studio!

Ocean Institute
Ages: 5 - 17 years
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point - (949) 496-2274
At the Ocean Institute, we seek to inspire the love of science and discovery in students of all ages. Our facilities are all designed for hands-on exploration, encouraging curiosity and experimentation.

Performing Arts Workshops
Ages: 5-15
Camps In: Costa Mesa, also in South Bay, WLA & SFV
(310) 827-8827
Winner, LA Parent Magazine's Best Camp 2010! Spend your summer days in PAW's award- winning Camps: Musical Theater, Guitar, Rock the Mic, Stage F/X Make-up, or Photography Camp! The ultimate “Arts” experience from rehearsal to performance. Make friends and lifelong memories.

Play-Well TEKnologies
Ages: 5-14 years
224 Greenfield Avenue
San Anselmo, CA - (714) 861-9807
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects.

Purity Springs Resort Inc., Tohkomeupog<
Ages: 2nd - 8th graders
1251 Eaton Rd. | East Madison, NH
(800) 414-2267
Tohkomeupog is a traditional overnight boys camp located on 1,000 acres of New Hampshire wilderness and surrounding the sparkling waters of Purity Lake. At Tohko we focus on those sports and activities best enjoyed outdoors.

Rosary High School
1340 N. Acacia Ave.
Fullerton - (714) 879-6302
Rosary High School is a Catholic college-preparatory community that educates and empowers young women to become integrated, holistic individuals who think critically, communicate effectively, and embody their religious faith as they serve the greater community. Our goal is to empower each student to become a woman of faith and a citizen who is knowledgeable, creative, ethical, and responsible.

Solid Hip Hop
Ages: 4 and up
Newport Beach & Laguna Niguel
(949) 412-8040
Building self-esteem and self-confidence through the art of dance. We are not a studio. We believe in giving all children no matter their level, the opportunity to perform and be part of the amazing experience you get through the art of dance!

Stepping Forward Counseling Center
All ages
16530 Bake Parkway, Unit 103
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 529-4050
Our camp is designed by our staff to accomplish goals in environments where our clients can have the most fun. We teach the mind to think, the hands to work, the heart to love.

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Ages: 7 - 10 years
29322 Modjeska Canyon
Silverado - (714) 649-2760
Get up close and personal with a nature adventure at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary's Summer Day Camp! Participants will explore, discover, and protect through hands-on art, live animal interactions, science experiments, guided nature hikes, games, and more! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

UCI Summer Camps
Ages: 5-18 years
Mesa Office Building Suite #2000
4004 Mesa Road
Irvine - (949) 824-6120
Explore UCI Summer Camps with a wide variety of camps for elementary, middle and high school ages in art, baseball, dance, drama, golf, filmmaking, music, robotics, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and water polo. Overnight and day camps are available.

UCI Extension
Pereira Drive West of East Peltason Drive, Building 234
Irvine - (949) 824-5414
Established in 1962, University of California Irvine Extension has been offering continuing education for adult learners in Orange County for over half a century. From a wide selection of academic programs to numerous campus activities, UC Irvine Extension will continue providing a university-level learning experience to all of our students.

Locations throughout Orange County
(714) 508-7616
Summer Camp at the YMCA is a fun, action-packed adventure filled with sports and outdoor activities, field trips and specialty clubs - located right on campus! Camp includes: licensed, full day program, service learning projects, clubs like Cooking, Art, Sports, and Photography, inclusion support for special needs, character development and field trips to Boomers, the Zoo, the Planetarium and more!

The Young Americans
Ages: 18 - 24 years
1132 Olympic Drive
Corona - (951) 493-6753
Locations: Long Beach, Tustin, Cypress, Corona, Pasadena and El Segundo.
Join The Young Americans in one of their 6 SoCal Summer Camps! This week-long high- caliber performing arts camp is taught by 30+ Young Americans cast members and will include master classes in singing, dancing, acting and performance skills. Throughout the week, campers will be learning, creating and rehearsing their own 1-hour professionally produced variety show, and perform it for the community the final night of camp with The Young Americans!

Thank you to these 2016 Summer Camp Guide Sponsors!

American Coast Children's Theatre
55 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa - 714-619-6425

We're excited to announce new workshops for ACCT at Vanguard University! This summer we're offering two two-week workshops for ages 6-15. Register now and develop musical theatre skills alongside professionals and college interns in the Lyceum Theater! Both workshops conclude with special performances of the musical produced during the workshop.

April's Kids Crafts

Kids love crafts with April features craft classes, workshops & themed birthday parties for children ages 6-14 years old.


Bionerds offers fun and hands-on biology workshops for kids K-6th graders. We do after-school, in-class, summer and private or birthday party programs. Our curriculums include vast topics of biology from insects, plants, human, genetics, microorganisms, and many more. We serve many cities in Orange County. www.BionerdsLLC.com

Camp Galileo: Innovation Camp
4 locations in Orange County

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Camp Galileo inspires a spirit of bold exploration in pre-K through 5th graders. Grouped by grade, campers explore art, science and outdoor activities while learning lasting innovation skills like how to embrace challenges and create without fear. It's all wrapped in four fresh weekly themes. Try them all
• Space Explorers: Cosmic Art and Astronaut Science
• National Parks Adventure: The Art and Science of America's Outdoor Treasures
• Galileo Makers: Toys: The Art and Science of Toys and Games
• Galileo Olympics: Ancient Greek Art and the Science of Sports
Extended care from 8am – 6pm.

Camp James Summer Day Camp
101 North Bayside Drive
Newport Beach - 949-729-1098

Our scenic location at The Dunes on the Back Bay of Newport Beach host a full day program with activities including: archery, kayaks, dance, canoes, climbing wall, gokarts, laser tag, gaga, karate, swimming, SUP, theatre, music, sports. STEM, nature, mini golf, and more. Flexible scheduling with extended camp hours.

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