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Published: April, 2015

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.

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)


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.

Children's Maritime Foundation

Ages: 10 - 17 years

4676 Lakeview Ave Suite 211

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

newportbeachca.gov/recreation and campnewport.com

Pack you 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



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

1Post, Suite 250

Irvine • 949.812.7225 

ipsf.net and ipsfacademy.org

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.

Santa Ana - (714) 540-4750 & (888) 523-6765


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

musicdevelopmentinc.com & melodymakersoc.com

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. This year perform in: Into The Woods, Cinderella, Peter Pan or Rapunzel. 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 Phone:  (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

outreach.arts.uci.edu & ucirvinesports.com

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:High School Summer Institute in Law

Pereira Drive West of East Peltason Dr. Building 234

Irvine (949) 824-5414


UCI School of Law and UCI Extension present the High School Summer Institute in Law to introduce students to the legal system and practice skills in analytical reasoning, public speaking, persuasion, writing, and negotiation. Program schedule: Monday - Friday, August 3 - 7, 2015, 9am - 6pm.



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


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!

Locations: Long Beach, Tustin, Cypress, Corona, Pasadena and El Segundo.

Thank you to these 2015 Summer Camp Guide Sponsors!

Applied Solar Energy Solutions

765 So. State College Blvd., Suite H

Fullerton - (714) 871-1047


Our services include solar panel selection, system design and engineering services. Applied Solar Energy Solutions will utilize their 20+ years of experience in the Southern California construction industry to develop for you a complete, tailored package.

Buena Park Nissan

6501 Auto Center Dr,

Buena Park - (888) 869-3388


The staff at Buena Park Nissan is ready to help you purchase a new or used car in Orange County. When you visit our car dealership, expect the superior customer service that you deserve.

Casey's Cupcakes

507 Spectrum Center Drive

Irvine - (949) 379-7300

Locations in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, & Riverside as well


We mix love with the freshest ingredients to make a treat so perfect, you almost don't want to eat it…but of course, you will! Casey's Cupcakes is a delightful confection boutique where you know you're in for a treat the moment you see the glass cases filled with delicious, beautifully decorated cupcakes.

Daniel's Home Center

255 S. Euclid St

United States

Anaheim - (714) 999-1285


Daniel's Home Center has been serving Southern California for more than 2 decades, with one of the largest selection of quality furniture, electronics, and appliances to choose from. No matter what you're looking for, Daniel's is your choice for the best selection and price. At Daniel's we're family … we care!


Drive Me Cookie

(855) - 436-2637


Drive Me Cookie provides delicious hot cookies baked on the truck! Try something on our inspirational menu or build your own “sandie.” We provide private catering, public events, and deliveries anywhere!


Enchanted Entertainment

2000 Pacific Coast Highway #108

Huntington Beach - (949) 388-8987


Enchanted Entertainment offers princess parties, hair parties, and toddler parties, bringing years of experience from theater, dance and performing in theme parks all over the world right into your home. Your children will believe that their favorite fairy tale character has walked right out of the storybook.

Enver Solar

17542 E. 17th St. Suite 175

Tustin - (714) 640-2344


Enver was founded with a single vision in mind - to bring affordable, reliable and clean energy solutions to homeowners and businesses. We are committed to being your one-stop solar solution - where you can feel confident that all of your requirements will be affordably and reliably met - from start to finish.


Kilter Termite

381 W Grove Ave

Orange - (714) 922-6994


Termite Control Without Fumigation. Stop chasing them and start preventing them.


Northwestern Mutual

720 East Wisconsin Avenue  Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 271-1444


At Northwestern Mutual, we inspire our clients to reach their most important financial goals and dreams through planning and dedication to service.  


Rainewater Corp., Kangen Water

Contact: Tony Mack

(310) 461-7368


By returning to the origin of water - without impurities - we ensure our healthy ionized alkaline drinking water provides amazing benefits to your health and household. Not only does Kangen Water taste great and refreshing, but it also helps you avoid impurities AND save money!


SolaTube Home Daylight

San Diego & Orange County locations

2210 Oak Ridge Way

Vista - (760) 602-3223


Solatube International Inc., based in Vista, Calif. (northern San Diego County), is the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs). The company's flagship product, the Solatube® Daylighting System, provides a revolutionary natural lighting solution for all types of residential and commercial applications.


Sun Protection Zone

(877) 266-7297


Sun Protection Zone is one of the leading innovators of sun protective clothing and products since 2005. We are always evolving the colors and designs of our classic lines to keep our customers looking and feeling fashionable while protecting themselves from the sun. We not only sell these protective products, but we also get involved in spreading the message of sun safety.


Sunpro Solar

1571 Parkway Loop 

Tustin - (714) 249-6238


Sunpro Solar is committed to bringing a better quality of life to as many families as they can, while doing their part to protect the environment.  Stop by their booth to play a free game and learn how solar can become a part of your family's life too.


Susan G. Komen Orange County

3191-A Airport Loop Drive

Costa Mesa - (714) 957-9157


Our 2015 Orange County Race for the Cure will again feature a Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run. The event will be held on Sunday September 27 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. For information please visit our website.


Wellness Choice

Wellness Choice Center

1101 Dove Street, Suite 270

Newport Beach - (949) 387-1333


We are a community resource center for optimal health and wellness, dedicated to the creation of transformative experiences of vitality in our community. We thrive on inspiring and nurturing our patients to make the right choice through coaching, and introducing all the natural ingredients to optimal health!


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