Summer Camps in Orange County

An exciting, weeklong summer adventure for K-6th graders awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, Camp Invention allows children to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork. Modules include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around—the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame!

Early registration discounts are available. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

 

DON’T JUST ROCK, PERFORM.

Rock music camps are everywhere nowadays, but most students leave camp wishing there was more to it. Van Tuyl Music Academy gives each performer the opportunity to go beyond a few jam sessions and a thrown-together show at the end of the week. They take their musicians on a four-week journey that leaves them forever changed.

GO BEYOND THE JAM SESSION.

VTMA believes there’s more to a rock ‘n roll music camp than sitting in a room all day, waiting for your chance to play a song. Their unique combination of instrument classes, music theory courses and performance workshops go beyond what has ever been offered for a music camp.

Learn more about SUMMER CAMPS : http://www.vantuylmusicacademy.com/camp/

Farm Lab Campers will dig deep into food and farm life in the season when the garden really comes alive. Activities include seasonal planting, chicken care, compost exploration, fort building, eco-crafts, and harvesting and cooking from the garden. All activities revolve around our core initiatives of GROW, WATER, EAT, and MAKE. Taking place on a 1-acre teaching facility nestled next to a 28-acre organic farm, campers will have an unparalleled view of the farm process and what it means to grow from seed-to- harvest.

Summer Farm Lab Camp Session 1

Ages 5-6

June 27-30 // Tue – Fri, 9 am – 1 pm

Eco Farm Lab Camp Session 2
Ages 7-9
July 18 – 21 // Tue – Fri, 9 am – 1 pm

Eco Farm Lab Camp Session 3

Ages 7-9

July 25-28 // Tue – Fri, 9 am – 1 pm

Bold Girlz
Ages: 7 and up
Location: Mission Viejo and Irvine Spectrum
Bold Girlz is a girls' boutique and party place that fosters self esteem and empowerment. Our mission is to empower girls through fashion and inspire them to give back. Our retail store not only sells trendy apparel and accessories, but features a stage, fashion runway and beautiful, private party room to create the perfect environment to be B.O.L.D. We specialize in exciting fashion theme birthdays with amazing hair and makeup services for the fashionista girl. Girls get to dress up in the Bold Girlz fashions and learn runway basics for a fun fashion show at the end of the party for parents to watch and take photos.

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Acting Academy For Kids Summer Performing Arts Camps
www.actingacademyforkids.com
Ages: 4 – 13 years
Location: Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano


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. 


Art Steps
artstepsclasses.com
Ages:4 – 18 years
Location: Mission Viejo

At Art Steps, we teach realistic,classical drawing and painting
skills to kids ages 4 and up, teens and adults. Students receive hands-on, step-by-step guidance as they walk through lessons
in a variety of subject matter and media, from crayons through oil paint, gaining confidence through learning to skillfully render what they see, one step at a time.

Center Stage Studio
www.thecenterstagestudio.com
Ages: 7 – 12 years
Location: Aliso Viejo


CSS Musical Theater Camp! Act, sing & dance in popular musicals while reinforcing skills in teamwork & self confidence! No experience necessary, at CSS, everyone shines!

Creative Kids Playhouse Children’s Theatre of Orange County
www.creativekidsplayhouse.com
Ages: 3 – 14 years
Location: Mission Viejo


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!

School of Rock
Tustin.SchoolofRock.com
Ages: 8 – 18 years
Location: Tustin

School of Rock offers music camps for kids of all skill levels who play or want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals.

Introducing one-of-a-kind Young Author Fiction Writing Summer Camp Classes offered at the Storymakery Factory, Irvine Spectrum Center this Summer. 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. The 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. Full & half day programs are available. Summer Camps are June 12th through August 18th. Camps are 5 days long.  

http://inspire.storymakery.com/summercamp/

Bold Girlz
Ages: 7 and up
Location: Mission Viejo and Huntington Beach
Bold Girlz is a girls' boutique and party place that fosters self esteem and empowerment. Our mission is to empower girls through fashion and inspire them to give back. Our retail store not only sells trendy apparel and accessories, but features a stage, fashion runway and beautiful, private party room to create the perfect environment to be B.O.L.D. We specialize in exciting fashion theme birthdays with amazing hair and makeup services for the fashionista girl. Girls get to dress up in the Bold Girlz fashions and learn runway basics for a fun fashion show at the end of the party for parents to watch and take photos.

Fashion Camp OC 
Location: Mission Viejo and Tustin
Looking for a unique summer camp experience?  You have found it.  At Fashion Camp – Create. Design. Sew. not only do we have a ton of fun, but we do so teaching your kids creating, designing and sewing skills, from inspiration to the final project.  Our fashion studio is fully stocked with fabric, ribbons, trims and notions – creating a designer paradise.

ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

Bricks4Kidz®
www.bricks4kidz.com
Ages: 3 – 13 years

A Bricks 4 Kidz® camp is a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their school break! With specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz® models, LEGO® games galore, and plenty of time for free-play, the kids are always having fun. Camps are specially designed for kids ages 5-12 and are staffed by trained, screened Bricks 4 Kidz® teachers. Check out our Camps page for more details!

ROBOTIS/KidsLab
www.robotiskidslab.com
Ages: 6 – 12 years
Location: Irvine

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).

Brain Builders

brainbuildersed.org

Location: Laguna Niguel

Serving Orange County since 2002, we offer the best classes in Engineering with LEGO® bricks and Chess Club.We also have many classes and camps, including our First LEGO® League teams held at our center in Laguna Niguel.  Our classes are STEM based and we encourage students to apply the concepts they learn to create their own projects, not just building from a set of instructions.  

CULINARY

Culinary Kids Cooking

www.culinarykids.biz

Ages: 5-12yrs

Location: Various 

Our camps and classes are appetizing adventures, where children between the ages of 5 and 12 create theme-based meals to share with family and friends. Our camp leaders will stir their way into your hearts and stomachs.

Lil Chefs

www.lilchefschool.com

Ages: 4-17

Location: 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 will be grouped out during camp, so everyone will be teaming up with their peers.  All chefs will wear an apron while they are here and will take get to taste everything that they cook and take home all recipes prepared.  This is a hands-on cooking cooking camp.

FISHING AND MARINE LIFE EXPLORATION


Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching
www.danawharf.com
Ages: 9 – 14 years
Location: Dana Point


Newport Sea Base

www.newportseabase.org
Ages: 6 – 17 years


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.

Ocean Institute
www.ocean-institute.org
Ages: 5 – 17 years
Location: Dana Point

Summer camps specializing in marine science and exciting tallship experiences. Camps include lab activities, cruise, off-site field trips, tidepool excursions and more!

SPORT CAMPS

Lake Forest Etnies Skate Park
www.etniesskatepark.com
Ages: Preschool - 18
Location: Lake Forest


The skatepark offers some of the best classes and private lessons for skateboarding in Orange County. Please follow this link to the City of Lake Forest website publications and click the latest issue of the Leisure Times for current schedules and available classes and lessons. Simply go to the skatepark section for the latest available classes. You can also sign up online here if its more convenient.



Racquet Club of Irvine
www.spearmanclubs.com
Ages:4 – 14 years
Location: Irvine

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.


NOVA Swim School
www.swimlessonsnova.com
Ages: infants – adults
Locations: Irvine, Fountain Valley,Aliso Viejo

Offering learn-to-swim lessons from infants to adults.
Flexible scheduling and heated pools.Locations throughout Orange County.

Summer Sports & Specialty Camps at Renaissance ClubSport

www.renaissanceclubsport.com/aliso-viejo

Ages: 5 – 12 years
Location: Aliso Viejo

Dribble, pass, shoot, and score in our Summer Camps! Campers will participate in their favorite sports activities, play fun games, and more!

JP's Surf Camp

www.jpssurfcamp.com

Location: San Clemente

JP's Surf Camp founded in 2001, is a camp where surfing is taken place in a safe, well-staffed, instructional environment. Wonderful friendships are created amongst surfers in appreciating and respecting our oceans.  All instructors are CPR and first aid certified.  

Located in beautiful San Clemente, California, JP’s Surf Camp offers children through adult the opportunity to learn how to surf or better their surfing ability in a small group environment. JP's Surf Camp maintains a 3 to 1 student to instructor ratio. 

Small group instruction provides students with more individual attention and a safer environment in which to learn surfing.  

Camp James - Newport Beach

Get wet everyday At Newport Dunes!
Campers will get the opportunity to everyday when they are at camp. The Newport Dunes offers a swimming pool and the ocean lagoon at our feet.

Camp James will have lifeguards present during swimming times. As an ACA Accreditated camp, we are required to conduct a brief swim test prior to campers swimming to ensure their ability in the water. Life jackets are available and required for all lagoon swimming, boating and waterpark play features.

Check out all the great things happening at the Newport Dunes from concerts, clam bakes, tasty food from the Back Bay Bistro Cafe, and much more.

EDUCATION AND GROUP CAMPS

Merage JCC's Camp Haverim & Camp Yeladim
Ages: 2 - 17 years
Location: Merage JCC, Irvine

Fun for all ages (2-17)! A great place for learning, playing and making many memories and fun. Program includes daily water and pool fun, field trips for 5 years old and up, sports, theatre, art and science.



Girls Incorporated of Orange County - Summer Camp for Girls
www.girlsinc-oc.org
Ages: 4 1/2 – 12 years
Location: Costa Mesa

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!

Temple Bat Yahm
www.tby.org
Ages: 2 – 6 years
Location: Newport Beach

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
www.ymcaoc.org/camp


Spring Break & Summer Camp at the YMCA. Weekly field trips, sports and outdoor activities, specialty clubs, licensed, full day program and much more!
Girl Scouts of Orange County – Camp Sherman
www.girlscoutsoc.org/camp
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. 


Camp Izza

www.campizza.com


The mission at Camp Izza is that children be proud of who they are -- from their faith and abilities to their ideas and unique qualities.  We strive to provide an environment in which all children can thrive and be comfortable to express themselves and meet new friends along the way. Dr. Omar Ezzeldine has worked with children for over 20 years as a teacher, principal and administrator. His life-long dream was to create a camp based on his years of experience that was fun and engaging for children. Camp Izza, since 2008, has provided an excellent program that blends faith with summer fun for all kids.

Mad Science Orange County

soorangecounty.madscience.org

Ages: Elementary ages

Location: Various

Mad Science of South Orange County 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.Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. We use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.

Math Camp

http://www.mindresearch.org/mathcamp/

Children entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade next fall

Location: Orange

Math Camp strives to take math out of the classroom and foster a love of learning that encourages unique and innovative thinking. MIND’s math education experts build activities that focus on the concepts behind the way math works. This conceptual learning will help your child not only succeed at math, but experience success in other academic subjects too. Open to children entering 5th- 8th grade next fall, Math Camp will take place at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center from August 17th to 21st, 2015.

 

You can find more information at http://www.mindresearch.org/mathcamp/.

 Lango

www.langokids.com

Ages: 4 to 11 years

Location: Irvine

Camp Lango is a terrific way for kids ages 4-11 (going into kindergarten - sixth grade) to learn Spanish while enjoying summertime fun. Lango campers spend each week immersed in an exciting part of the Latin American world. Lango's dynamic, experienced teachers serve as counselors, and are supported by a team of native-speaking and fluent assistant counselors. Campers spend each day moving from one activity to the next, including special "No English!" times, designed to provide an immersion experience while still allowing for a ton of fun. A week or more of Camp Lango is guaranteed to boost your child's new language ability!

Lazy W Ranch

www.lazywranch.org

Location: San Juan Capistrano

Adventure Camp, at Lazy W Ranch, is a small-group camping experience, with both the Jr. & Sr. High Adventure Camps limited to no more than 12 campers. This special experience gives campers and their counselors the opportunity to grow an incredibly close-knit Christian community: learning about God, about outdoor living, and adventure recreation in a safe, positive setting. Campers will spend time each day experiencing a different aspect of our theme, "Power Up," and will also adventure in the world around us. Campers will experience hands on practice in Christian community, relationship building and skill development.

 

 


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