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.
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.
April's Kids Crafts
Kids love crafts with April features craft classes, workshops & themed birthday parties for children ages 6-14 years old.
18212 Imperial Hwy
Yorba Linda - (714) 524-2248
Sharpen classical art skills while having FUN! Individualized, hands-on workshops let young artists of all levels immerse themselves in a full week of drawing, painting, and sculpting what they LOVE! Anime & Cartooning, Figure Drawing and Portraiture, Perspective, Clay Sculpture & more. Beginners welcome! Ages 4-teens.
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
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
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
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
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.
Camp Galileo: Innovation Camp
4 locations in Orange County
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.
Child Development Inc.
Come join us for a monstrous adventure! CDI/LDL's summer camps keep your child moving, creating, cooking, exploring and learning together with our qualified staff on local elementary school campuses.
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 Anaheim Community Services Department
The Anaheim Community Services Department offers various recreational youth day camps, after-school programs and contract classes, such as fitness, art, dance and much more. Visit our website at www.anaheim.net/ezrecconnect for more informaiton.
City of Irvine
The City of Irvine offers more than 100 great choices of camps including STEM, sports, art, dance and more! Full- and half-day options available for ages 3-18. Visit irvinecamps.org for more information.
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!
Ages 6-16 yrs
9790 Finch Ave., Fountain Valley
1 Technology Drive, Irvine
School's out, but we're open! This June through September, come join us at CodeREV's Summer Camps, where kids learn coding and tech skills for the career of tomorrow! If a summer full of Minecraft, robots, and digital art (along with outdoor games!) sounds fun, sign up today and let's get coding!
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors
Huntington Beach - 714-916-7551
We employ nannies, sitters, and tutors who provide full service childcare/tutoring options for your family, especially in the summer! Our employees serve as Role Models for your children. Just give us a call for a personalized family meeting aimed at finding the right Role Model for your family!
Concordia University Teen Entrepreneur Academy
The purpose of the Teen Entrepreneur Academy is to educate, train and empower the next generation of honorable entrepreneurs (TeenPreneurs) so that they become difference-makers who lead productive, fruitful and purposeful enterprises.
Crean Lutheran High School
12500 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine - 949-387-1199 EXT. 2417
CLHS academic and athletic youth camps are designed to provide an exciting experience for elementary and intermediate students. Camps are conducted by CLHS's caring Christian teachers and coaches. Camps are one week long, Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and cost $125 each unless a materials fee is noted.
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.
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.
Dr. Nona Djavid & Dr. Jane Macris | Wellness Choice
1101 Dove Street Ste 270
Newport Beach - 949-387-1333
Our team of chiropractic doctors at Wellness Choice in Newport Beach, are certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). We specialize in working specifically with pregnant mothers, children, and families to correct the root cause of various health problems. We are the community resource center for health and wellness.
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
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!
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.
Henry Brunton Golf Academy
Henry Brunton Golf Academy at Strawberry Farms is an award-winning junior golf academy with high-quality golf programs for kid ages 4-18.
Ages 6 +
1933 S. Broadway, Suite 1144
Los Angeles - 844-467-7547
When you can't be here, there and everywhere, HopSkipDrive can help! Fully screened, fingerprinted and TrustLine registered CareDrivers will get your children where they need to go, safely and reliably. Join thousands of Southern California families that trust HopSkipDrive with their most precious cargo!
Huntington Learning Center
At Huntington, we understand that one size does not fit all students. Our method is a 4-step approach that works and truly sets our programs apart — and we have decades of experience, and countless success stories to prove it.
Kick-start your future at the world's #1 tech camp for kids and teens, with over 150 prestigious campus locations nationwide. Whether you're an aspiring coder, app developer, web designer, or robotics engineer, unleash your inner "maker" and do something BIG this summer. Day & overnight STEM programs available.
There's always something new at IKEA Costa Mesa! Like new furnishing ideas for your home, workshops, exciting adventures for your kids, great special offers, and tasty meals in our restaurant. All for you under one roof!
Irvine Public Schools Foundation
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.
Ages: 6-10 years
Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, and Irvine
LePort Summer Camp, A Survey of Life
Find a new passion or deepen a lasting one. We dedicate ourselves to helping students attain Knowledge for Life, and our summer program is designed to introduce students to a variety of new activities they haven’t yet explored, while also giving them an opportunity to practice and solidify some existing passions along the way.
Lil’ Chef School
Lil’ Chef School offers a fun-filled, hands-on program with exciting new recipes on the rise, where your child will learn how to read a recipe, measure using math and learning cooking techniques with the proper tools. Whether your child likes to bake, create, roast, fry sauté, or just blend, we have a camp for them. All ages are welcome and we will group out children in our classes according to age. Each age group with work with a different chef.
Lo Cab Summer Camp
17272 Newhope St.
Fountain Valley - 714.546.8560 ext 200
On 17 acres, beautiful gated property, your child will play a variety of sports; tennis/racquetball/volleyball/basketball and swimming. Campers are placed in fully supervised groups according to age; half and full-day programs available. All sessions include a last-day themed party. 10 weeks begins June 27, extended care options w/catered lunch.
Mad Science of West Orange County and
Mad Science of South Orange County
3501 W. Moore Ave Suite J
Santa Ana - 714-668-9174 & 949-582-5071
Mad Science summer camps give kids the opportunity to learn about science through our interactive and hands-on science activities. Our summer science programs let children become junior scientists for the summer and embark on a series of science adventures! Campers will have so much fun that they forget they’re learning!
The Market Place
The Market Place is more than a retail location. It’s a shopping, dining and entertainment destination where families come to explore and discover.
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!
Munroe Finishing School
ages: 12-18 years old
3420 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa - 949-424-7989
Since 2003, the Refine™ teen course is our premiere and most specialized class that balances course work and physical practice to “finish” your young adult. From grooming, social graces and etiquette, to wardrobe, walking, and interviewing, these principles are confidence builders and provide an invaluable advantage for college and career.
Musikgarten at Pacific Coast Center for the Arts
Ages: babies, toddlers, pre-school, elementary and beyond
25732 Taladro Circle
Mission Viejo - (217) 414-2780
Musikgarten classes nurture the child’s music aptitude! We sing with shakers and bells! We keep a beat by galloping or jumping, or with rhythm sticks and drums! We dance with scarves! Bouncing songs, lullabies, peek-a-boo games, stories, poetry, listening activities, and more = FUN! Go to our website for a free preview class coupon.
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.
Orange County School of the Arts, CSArts Academy
Ages: 3 - 12
The California School of the Arts Academy Summer Program, presented by Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) offers Academic Enrichment classes, as well as classes in Fine and Media Arts, Theatre, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Martial Arts, and Culinary Arts to students grades 3 through 12. Register now at http://boxoffice.ocsarts.net/academy/ and learn directly from OCSA Teaching Artists in our world class facilities this summer.
Outdoor Journeys inspires youth to fulfill their potential, through connections with the natural environment at resident and day camp programs.
Ovations Performing Arts
We are a performing arts camp specializing in a new skill each week. You can learn singing, acting, improv comedy, special effects makeup, dancing, and even make your own music video!
Performing Arts Workshops
Camps In: Costa Mesa, also in South Bay, WLA & SFV
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.
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.
The Prentice School
18341 Lassen Drive
North Tustin - 714.244.4600
Prentice Slingerland Summer School targets students who struggle with reading fluency, comprehension, spelling, and writing. Students receive intensive and explicit instruction using the Slingerland Multisensory Approach. In Fun with Language, students build language skills in a stimulating and interactive environment with a licensed speech pathologist. For other offerings, visit www.prentice.org/summer
Purity Springs Resort Inc., Tohkomeupog<
Ages: 2nd - 8th graders
1251 Eaton Rd. | East Madison, NH
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.
QD Learning Inc.
Introduce QD Learning Summer Camp program with flyers, video. Our Summer Camp starts in early June in both our Anaheim and Irvine locations.
The Reptile Zoo
The Reptile Zoo provides the community with a unique educational entertainment facility which houses over 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids from around the world. These animals each have their own story, some are rescues, many were born at The Reptile Zoo.
Rosary Academy offers a wide variety of academic and sports camps for grade school through high school including Freshman Academy, Tri-School Summer School, Rosary Summer Camo and Rosary Sports Camps.
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.
School of Rock
Rancho Santa Margarita, Tustin & Huntington Beach
There is simply nothing quite as amazing as a School of Rock Camp. Through workshops,
clinics, and private instruction, our comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. We know from experience that playing in a band speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Even relatively advanced student musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other kids. 5-Day camps run Monday - Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, with a concert on Friday around noon. Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes: Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance, studio/band rehearsal time, instruction and clinics with music professionals, Rock & Roll music appreciation, interacting with other young musicians, a LIVE rock show performance for your friends and family ... and lots of fun!
Solid Hip Hop
Ages: 4 and up
Newport Beach & Laguna Niguel
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!
South Coast Chinese Cultural Association
SCCCA offers various arts, musical, and athletic programs and performances to the public. Many of our cultural activities have been passed down for thousands of years and are still a living part of our daily life. Our programs include Chinese Brush Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Knotting, Tai Chi Chuan and Sword, Mu Lan Chuan and Sword, Ping-Pong, Basketball, Badminton, Yoga, Chinese computer, Book Discussion, Chorus, Strings Orchestra, and Ballroom Dance.
The Southern California PGA
Southern California PGA hosts one of the largest and most respected junior golf programs in the country. Our mission is to create learning and playing opportunities for individuals of all ages and skill levels throughout Southern California. We aim to utilize golf as a vehicle to instill values such as integrity, honor, and patience.
Splendid Studio Booth
Our studio booth provides an open air environment with a beautiful fabric background of your choice, state of the art lighting, alongside dye sublimation printers, to ensure studio quality images right on the spot!
Stepping Forward Counseling Center
16530 Bake Parkway, Unit 103
Irvine, CA 92618
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.
Titan Recreation,Titan Youth Summer Programs
Titan Recreation offers a variety of youth programs ranging from swim lessons to camps. We encourage all children to be actively engaged in all our activities and we are passionate about ensuring that every child grows and develops new skills, has fun, and develops a strong sense of Titan Pride.
True Drinks, featuring Aqua Ball
At True Drinks, we have made it our mission to provide a healthier alternative to traditional sodas and artificially flavored beverages. All True Drinks products are free of artificial colors and flavors, specifically designed to be ‘true’ to our goal of providing the best possible beverage choice to our customers.
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!
Tustin Public Schools Foundation, Tustin Summer Academy
The Summer Academy is an enrichment (not remedial) program operated by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation and taught by Tustin Unified credentialed teachers. We offer fun and exciting courses for K-9th grades at Orchard Hills School.
UCI Paul Merage School of Business, Center for Investment & Wealth Mgmt.
This intense summer program is designed for highly motivated, talented high school students who wish to gain a deep understanding of investments and financial planning.
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.
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.
Wells of Life
We are a non-profit organization seeking to engage our youth and families in an annual event which will encourage service and individual skill identification.
Locations throughout Orange County
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!
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