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Published: April, 2014

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.

A Little Dynasty Chinese School
Ages: 1st – 12th
9844 Research Drive
Irvine • 949.509.0288
6829 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine • 949.509.0188
A Little Dynasty’s summer camp is a Chinese language immersion camp that gives campers a study abroad experience without leaving the country.

Academy by the Sea

Ages: 10 – 17 years
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad • 760.434.7564
To best meet participant’s needs, Academy by the Sea offers a variety of programs in three distinct categories: academics, leadership, and recreation.

ACI Academy
Ages: 1st – 12th
4947 Alton Parkway
Irvine • 949.398.5285
Voted the best test prep tutors in OC by CBS LA. SAT, College Counseling, ACT, Homework Assistance, TOEFL, ESL, AP, Math, Writing, and After School Program.

Acting Academy For Kids Summer Performing Arts Camps
Ages: 4 – 13 years
Camino Real Playhouse • San Juan Capistrano
Cabrillo Playhouse • San Clemente
The Gate • Rancho Santa Margarita
FUN theater-immersion experience via four daily classes (music, art, acting, dance) culminating in a Friday performance on the main stage at Camino Real Playhouse! Sessions between June 24th - Aug. 31st.

AQua Wave Swim School
Ages: 6 months – adult
27025 Burbank Road
Foothill Ranch • 949.455.2535
Adults and children over 6 months of age enjoy private, semi-private, and group swim lessons in an enclosed indoor pool taught by experienced, professional instructors.

Art Steps

Ages: 4 – 18 years
Yorba Linda • 714.524.2248
Mission Viejo • 949.454.9555
Weeklong fine art camps teach cartooning, portraiture, clay and more! Half and full-day options offer fun, focus, and lifelong skills. Free Introductory Class!

Beachcities KidsGames
Sports and Creative Arts Camps
Ages: 4 - 11 years
Huntington Beach, CA
At KidsGames, your child will have the time of their lives! Children will experience their favorite sport or creative art all week long!

Blind Children’s Learning Center
Ages: 3 – 21 years
18542-B Vanderlip Avenue
Santa Ana • 714.573.8888 x 2102
Summer Day Camp experience for children with visual impairments and sighted peers. Led by professional staff in a safe, nurturing environment.

Bold Girlz
Ages: 7 – 12 years
369 E. 17th Street
Costa Mesa • 949.764.0098
Fashionista Fun Camp. Runway Fashion Shows, Professional Photo Shoots, Spa Day, Crafts and More! 5-Day Camps: Mon-Fri. 9:30a-1:00p. July 8-August 16 $199 per Week.

Bowers Kidseum
Ages: 6 – 12 years
1802 N. Main Street
Santa Ana • 715.480.1520
Travel around the world in 8 weeks! Delve into ancient history and visit exotic lands while creating art from the past in the Bowers Kidseum Summer Art and Archaeology camps.

Ages: 3 – 13 years
South County • 949.295.3046 or 949.842.7219
North County • 714.515.0737
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® offers a variety of unique Lego®-themed camps throughout Orange County, where kids discover, explore, invent and create using Lego® bricks.

California Arts Center at OCSA
Ages: 8 – 18 years
1010 N. Main Street
Santa Ana • 714.560.900 x 5630
Arts Enrichment Program at OCSA taught by school’s professional artist teachers.

California Music Studios
Ages: all
Music Lessons For All Ages. We offer lessons in your home or in our studios. All instruments, all styles. Support 7 days a week for any challenges.

Camp Izza
Ages: 3 – 11 years
One Truman Street
Irvine • 949.422.8123
Camp dates: June 24 - August 2
Featuring new weekly themes! Water play, Sports, Arts, Technology & more! Professionally trained staff. Safe and nurturing environment. ACA Accredited.

Camp James Summer Day Camp
Ages: 4 – 17 Years
101 N. Bayside
Newport Beach • 949.729.1098
OC Tradition for 27 years, offering ages 4-7 adventures & happy memories: archery, watersports, drama, climbing, mini-golf, laser-tag. Flexible scheduling, extended hours, and ACA-Accreditation.

Catalina Sea Camp, Astrocamp, Tall Ship Summer Sailing
Ages: 8 – 17 years
P.O. Box 1360
Claremont • 800.645.1423
CaliforniaSummerCamps.org offers three exciting summer camps: Catalina Sea Camp, Astrocamp and Tall Ship Summer Sailing. Find out more at www.californiasummercamps.org.

Center Stage Studio
Ages: 7 – 12 years
27101 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 136
Aliso Viejo • 949.305.9758
CSS Musical Theater Camp! Act, sing & dance in popular musicals while reinforcing skills in teamwork & self confidence! No experience necessary, at CSS, everyone shines!

Child Development Center

Ages: 5 – 12 years
1936 E. Deere Ave. Suite 220
Santa Ana • 949.553.4440
Camp CDC- Come find adventure where X marks the spot~ Campers will be eXhausted, eXhilarated and eXcited!

City of Irvine Camps 50+ different types
Ages: 3 – 18 years
Locations thought Irvine • 949.724.6610
Choose from 50+ summer camps! Half day, full day or part-time options available. Types include: sports, nature, art, theater, excursions, tennis, engineering, math and more!

City of Newport Beach Recreation Department
Ages: 3 – 16 years
3300 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach • 949.644.3151
The City of Newport Beach features 600+ summer camps including; surf and beach, enrichment, arts, dance and sports. Register by May 17th for Early-Bird rates!

Summer Arts Camp at Cornelia Connelly School
Ages: 5th – 8th
2323 W. Broadway
Our weeklong program for girls and boys entering 5th-8th grades offers classes in watercolor and acrylic painting; improv and monologue; and singing and handbells. The program ends with an art exhibit and performances.

Country Village Preschool & Kindergarten
Ages: 6 months – 6 years
27005 Burbank Rd.
Foothill Ranch • 949.380.4300
Country Village provides an exciting learning environment that fosters positive self-esteem and focuses on the development of the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically.

Creative Kids Playhouse Children’s Theatre of Orange County
Ages: 3 – 14 years
Musical theater programs throughout South County. Be in a musical this summer! Coached by professionals, kids come away from our programs having a fun, rewarding, accomplishment –filled experience. Join the fun!

Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching
Ages: 9 – 14 years
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point • 949.496.5794
Dana Wharf Kids Fishing Camp - Weeks July 8 & July 22. The most fun your kids will have all year!

Digital Media Academy

Ages: 6 – 17 years
UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego
• 866.656.3342
Create the future...at the World's Best Tech Camp! Discover computer programming through Java and C++, become a Minecraft modding master, or learn video game design. Build robots, shoot movies, develop apps and more! Camps for kids (6-12) and teens (12-17), led by industry professionals and tech experts. DMA also offers 2-week Teen Academies.

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Ages: preschool – high school
4100 E. Walnut Ave.
Orange • 714.633.4774
Full-day, camp-style Summer Session for all ages. Exciting range of electives to suit all interests, plus ongoing academics and college prep. Starts June 26.

Evolution Sports Camp
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Laguna Hills, Ladera Ranch • 949.388.4545
Fitness based summer day camp include Archery, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball and Field Sports. Rotation based curriculum. All sports are practiced daily.

Eye Level Learning Centers
Ages: 4 – 14 years
Irvine & Huntington Beach • 949.287.3667
Anaheim Hills • 714.282.1005
Unlike any other academic curriculum! Enroll your child in our Critical Thinkers Summer Program. Space is limited. Call now to reserve your space.

Fairmont Private Schools
Ages: preschool – high school
Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and North Tustin • 714.451.2090
Take advantage of a private education over the summer! Save 10% on Preschool and Elementary Summer School and Academic Summer Camp with Fairmont Summer Programs when you enroll online by April 30th!

Fashion Camp OC
Ages: 7 – adults
2477 Park Avenue
Tustin • 949.478.0846
Fashion Camp OC is a creative learning space dedicated to all things fashion - sketching, draping, creating, designing, and sewing.
We offer camps, workshops and birthday parties, too!

Girls Incorporated of Orange County - Summer Camp for Girls

Ages: 4 1/2 – 12 years (K – 6th)
1815 Anaheim Ave.
Costa Mesa • 949.646.7181
Girls Inc. offers a fun-filled, exciting, hands-on summer experience for girls entering grades K-6 including themed weeks, structured programming, field trips, and much more!

Girl Scouts of Orange County – Camp Sherman
Ages: 2 years – 12th
Girls come to Camp Scherman nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains for fun, friends and adventures, and return home with confidence, knowledge, and leadership skills. Choose from 5-13 day sessions. New Camp Sessions for 2013!

Gray Studios OC - The Gallery Theater
Ages: 3 and up
3152 East La Palma Ave.
Anaheim • 818.766.2260
graystudiosLA.com and graystudiosoc.com
Audition Technique with award winning instructors. Showcases and casting director workshops!

Heritage Oak Private Education, Camp Heritage Oak
Ages: 2.5 – 13 years
16971 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda • 714.524.1350, x2
On-campus swimming, water slides, rock climbing, art, sports and weekly field trips. Week-long academic and enrichment camps available. Complimentary before/after camp care.

iD Tech Camps - Summer Tech Fun!
Ages: 7 – 17 years
Held UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSB, Stanford, Cal Poly Pomona • 888.709.8324
Build iPhone apps, video games, C++ programs, movies, and more. Also 2-week, teen-only. Academies: iD Programming Academy (UCLA), iD Gaming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation Summer Enrichment Academy
Grades: K-12
1Post, Suite 250
Irvine • 949.812.7225 
ipsf.net and ipsfacademy.org
Summer Enrichment Academy in Irvine, June 29 - July 24 (grades K-8) and June 22 - July 31 (grades 9-12) Classes taught by credentialed and IPSF approved instructors. Open to students from all school districts. All classes held on school campuses throughout the city of Irvine. 

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Ages: 6 years and up
2 Irvine Park Road
Orange • 714.923.3191
210-acre center offers academic and recreational programming for youth featuring Astronomy Camp, Mining Camp, Ranch Camp, challenge course, zip lines, pools, shooting sports and more.

IvyCrest Montessori
Ages: 6 weeks - elementary
2025 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton • 714.879.6091
Join IvyCrest for our Swingin’ Safari Summer Camp! Weekly field trips, fun-filled Fridays, waterplay, arts classes, academics, summer theater production, swimming, end of summer BBQ and much more!

Lazy W Ranch
Ages: 8 – 18 years
Po Box 579
San Juan Capistrano
Lazy W Ranch offers exciting summer camp experiences with a Christian emphasis for young people in grades 3–12. Come explore with us!

LePort Montessori Summer Camp
Ages: 18 months – 6 years
6 locations in Huntington Beach and Irvine
Explore Montessori! Experienced, highly skilled teachers & fully equipped Montessori environments. Themed projects, from science to arts, and sports activities, from baseball to basketball.

LePort Summer Camp
Ages: 1st – 8th
Huntington Beach and Irvine • 714.907.4672
Camp for Life is a great way to discover and explore your passions. Write and publish short stories. Discover the fun of mythology and drama.

Mad Science of South Orange County
Ages: 3 – 12 years
San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, Costa Mesa • 949.582.5071
Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented.

Mardan School
Ages: 4 – 18 years
1 Osborn
Irvine • 949.733.1500
Mardan offers an enriching, structured full-day program, June 24-July 31. Focus on academic skill retention and social interaction. Tuition: $1500. Enrollment determined through an individualized process.

Mater Dei High School
Ages: 1st – 9th
1202 W. Edinger Ave
Santa Ana • 714.754.7711
Mater Dei High School, home to award winning scholars, athletes, faculty and coaches, offers a wide variety of youth summer camps in the arts and athletics.

Lights, Camera and Action!
Ages: preschool – elementary
29028 Aloma Avenue
Laguna Niguel • 949.495.5162
Camp McDowell is all about children having fun so...Lights, Camera and Action! We feature a unique selection of activities and field trips...plenty of action all summer long!

Memorial Care Health Express
Ages: 3 years and up
25872 Murilands Blvd., Mission Viejo
14201 Jeffery Rd., Irvine
7201 Yorktown Ave., Huntington Beach
Whether you need a camp/sports physical or treatment for a common illness such as a cold, flu or infection, HealthExpress offers convenient, walk-in care, seven days a week.

Merage JCC JCamps
Ages: 2 – 17 Years
1 Federation Way, Irvine
Camps for all ages and interests - open to the entire community: sports, swimming, arts & crafts, science, more. Haverim Day Camp ACA accredited

Messiah Preschool
Ages: 3 – 5 years
4861 Liverpool
Yorba Linda • 714.528.8632
Exciting summer school in new facilities! Water activities, music, arts & crafts...and more! Three sessions; June 17 - August 23.

Montessori Harbor-Mesa Schools
Ages: 2 – 12 yrs
3025 Deodar Ave. & 1701 W. Baker St.
Costa Mesa • 714.549.3803
Montessori Harbor-Mesa Schools offers Small Class sizes, Phonetic Reading programs, Music, Creative Art, Computer Science and more. Please call us for details!

Newport Sea Base
Ages: 6 – 17 years
1931 W. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach • 949.642.5031
Open year round, we provide experiential learning programs that encourage solid values, promote effective teamwork, develop leadership skills, teach nautical safety skills on the waterfront.

NOVA Swim School
Ages: infants – adults
Irvine, Fountain Valley,
Aliso Viejo • 714.546.7120
Offering learn-to-swim lessons from infants to adults.
Flexible scheduling and heated pools. Locations throughout Orange County.

Ocean Institute
Ages: 5 – 17 years
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point • 949.496.2274
Summer camps specializing in marine science and exciting tallship experiences. Camps include lab activities, cruise, off-site field trips, tidepool excursions and more!

Orange County Lutheran Youth Band

Ages: 4th – 8th
St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 901 E. Heim Ave.
Orange • 714.921.3188 x 271
Three week band and colorguard music camp mid-June through July 4th. Band marches two parades: Lompoc Flower Festival and Huntington Beach July 4th.

Pacific Academy
Ages: 7–12th
4947 Alton Parkway
Irvine • 949.398.5288
Private preparatory school for grades 7-12. Pacific Academy provides students the opportunity to reach their full potential of gifts and talents—The Opportunity to be me.

Page Private School
Costa Mesa • 949.642.411
Garden Grove • 714.971.5533
Page summer program has many exciting activities for students including sports, arts and crafts, water activities and computer lab. Visit our website for more information.

Pandarin Academy
Ages: toddlers – adults
343 3rd Street, Suite 202B
Laguna Beach • 949.241.4650
Pandarin Academy offers engaging, results-driven Mandarin language instruction to children and adults ranging from one-on-one tutoring to group instruction throughout Orange County.

The Pegasus School
Ages: pre-k – 8th
19692 Lexington Lane
Huntington Beach • 714.964.1224
Camp Pegasus offers unique and exciting summer enrichment classes from Kitchen Chemistry to Computer Game Design to Rock Out & Record to Basketball. Online registration begins February 25.

Performing Arts Workshops
Ages: 5 – 15 years
Camps in: Costa Mesa, South Bay, West L.A. and 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 makeup, or photography camp. The ultimate arts experience, from rehearsal to performance. This year, perform "Into the Woods," "Cinderella," "Peter Pan," or "Rapunzel." 

Play-Well TEKnologies
Ages: 5 – 14 years
224 Greenfield Avenue
San Anselmo, CA • 714.861.9807
Play-Well TEKnologies provides project-based summer programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to children, ages 5 - 14, using LEGO®. We have been growing future engineers since 1997.

The Prentice School
Ages: 4 – 13 years
18341 Lassen Drive
Santa Ana • 714.538.4511
Afternoon Summer Camp June 25-July 19.
Enjoy art, P.E., computers, and literature in a camp setting.

Racquet Club of Irvine
Ages: Served: 4 – 14 years
5 Ethel Coplen Way
Irvine • 949.786.3000
RCI Summer Tennis Camp where kids have fun! Beginners, Intermediate to Advanced play tennis, games, drills and swim afterwards. Camp t-shirt and BBQ lunch included.

Rawhide Ranch
Ages: 7 – 15 years
6987 W. Lilac Rd
Bonsall, CA • 760.758.0083
A So Cal tradition since 1963. Ages 7-15, overnight, weeklong sessions. Western riding, vaulting, ranch life and much more. Unique old west setting. ACA, CHA accredited.

Summer Sports & Specialty Camps at Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo
Ages: 5 – 12 years
50 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo • 949.330.5560
Dribble, pass, shoot, and score in our Summer Camps! Campers will participate in their favorite sports activities, play fun games, and more!

Ages: 6 – 12 years
16 Technology Dr. Suite 106
Irvine • 949.333.3635
Design and build different robot every week with a take home robot kit! Students will develop fine motor skills, creativity and self- motivation while learning STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

School of Rock

Ages: 8 – 18 years
530 E. First Street
Tustin • 714.975.9116
School of Rock offers music camps for kids of all skill levels who play or want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals.

Spend Your Summer at Servite
Ages: 6 – 13 years
1952 W. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim • 714.774.7575
Led by a Servite Formation Director, campers will be challenged to grow academically, spiritually, physically and socially through leadership activities and games while having fun!

Spectrum Montessori
Ages: 3 months – 6 years
8673 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine • 949.783.5331
At Spectrum Montessori, our mission is to create a nurturing environment and academic program of highest quality using the philosophy and curriculum of Dr. Maria Montessori

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
Ages: preschool – 12th
31641 La Novia
San Juan Capistrano
Founded in 1979, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is the premier independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County serving 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12.

St. Mary’s School Summer Resort
Ages: 2 years – 8th
7 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo • 949.448.9027
St. Mary’s Summer Resort offers dozens of camps where children can explore new subjects or reinforce past lessons in fun and exciting ways.

Steve & Kate’s Camp
Ages: Entering K – 7th
Irvine, Orange, Huntington Beach, Encinitas & La Jolla 949.200.6752 x116
Instead of a rigid structure, we give our campers choice. Instead of teaching kids the typical way, we give them tools and gentle guidance.

Swim Safe Swim School
Ages: infant – adult
1722 E. Rose Ave.
Orange • 714.538.7946
Swim Lessons for All Ages. Private and group lessons. Free trial lesson! See our display ad for more details. Open 6 days, including evenings.

Temple Bat Yahm

Ages: 2 – 6 years
1011 Camelback
Newport Beach 949.644.6563
Camp Yahm Yahm, Temple Bat Yahm’s summer preschool camp, features a developmentally appropriate curriculum and exciting entertainment each week in OC’s only NAEYC Accredited Jewish preschool. License #300603987.

YMCA of Orange County
Spring Break & Summer Camp at the YMCA. Weekly field trips, sports and outdoor activities, specialty clubs, licensed, full day program and much more!


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