Business Index

4-H Youth Development Program

Los Angeles and Orange County programs (5-19) offer guidance in good citizenship, leadership and life skills through projects and community service.

Academic Enrichment Camp

2018 sessions: June 18 – July 13 and July 16 – August 10. Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – noon.

Academic Enrichment Camp at CSULB

Various academic subjects are covered. Kindergarten Preparedness Program and 1st-5th grade-level academic curriculum as well as art and computers.

Acting Out Theater Camp

Save your drama for Acting Out! Their camps (ages 7-13) and workshops celebrate creativity through developing drama skills, ensemble building and a whole lot of fun.

AD/HD Support Group and Resources

Resources to find support groups and professional services.

Adventure City

Adventure City in North Orange County is guaranteed to entertain young families, with 17 exciting rides and attractions, including the Drop Zone, a 50-foot free-fall tower and the all new Rewind Racers roller coaster.

Adventure City

What a day of excitement! Play in Adventure City as long as you like; enjoy one-hour in the whimsical Party Station eating pizza and other treats served by your own party hostess; take a private train ride with your child as the engineer, and much more.

Aliso Viejo Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.

Aliso Viejo Parks and Recreation

www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

Resource to find clubs/teams for a variety of sports, from traditional leagues for basketball and gymnastics to clubs for taekwondo, diving and feats of strength.

American Bicycle Association

ABA hosts district, state and national races and cruises. Their website offers information on the sport, including a rule book, plus referrals to local tracks and teams.

American Red Cross

Classes (5+) include first aid and CPR, plus referrals to Red Cross-certified swim programs and instructors.

Amtrak One-Day Train Rides

Short day-trips to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara and other cities are available from local stations in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine and Santa Ana.

Anaheim Community Services

www.anaheim.net/play

Anaheim Libraries Canyon Hills Branch

Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and closed Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Central Branch

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 1 0a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries East Anaheim Branch

Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Euclid Branch

Monday – Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Friday, noon – 6 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Haskett Branch

Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Anaheim Libraries Sunkist Branch

Monday – Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Friday, noon – 6 p.m.; closed, Saturday and Sunday.

Animal Care Centers and Exotic Rescue

Local animal care centers and exotic rescue such as the Marine Mammal Care Center, Pacific Marine Mammal Center and the Star Eco Station offer educational programs for kids on an ongoing basis.

Applied Music Studio

Enhance your child’s (3+) education by trying a free lesson at Applied Music Studio! They offer instruction in viola, violin, voice, piano, guitar, drums, woodwinds and theory, as well as a Keyboard for Kids program, all taught by degreed professionals.

Aquariums

A list of aquariums that offer tours, family activities, classes, camps and special events.

Arboretums, Gardens and Wetlands

Nature-centered destinations that offer walking and self-guided tours, workshops, family and kids programs, and special events.

Archery Ranges

Private ranges that offer instruction (5+), tournaments, league activities, target practice and private lessons.

Art Steps

Art Steps teaches realistic classical drawing and painting skills for ages four to adult. Get hands on guidance in their Yorba Linda or Mission Viejo art studios.

Art Steps

Birthday parties or scout classes at Art Steps are fun, mini art classes. Each child proudly brings home a beautiful, finished drawing in crayon, marker or pastel, as a party favor or as work toward an art badge.

Artesia Library

Tuesday and Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, closed.

Arts & Learning Conservatory

Founded in 2004, the award-winning Arts & Learning Conservatory has served the Orange County community offering high quality instruction in acting, voice, dance, instrumental instruction and live theater productions.

Ashwini

“Amazing work by Kidsguide. I would not have survived without you. You are my first go to for any kids activity.”

Autism Programs

A list of Autism organizations.

Badminton

The governing body for the sport of badminton. Visit the website for local club contact information. Plus, information on a local center.

Batting Cages

Web search “batting cages” plus your city.

Beach Closure Hotline

Up-to-date information on water quality and beach closures in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Bellflower Library Clifton M. Brakensiek

Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Bellflower Parks and Recreation

Visit their website for events and classes.

Big Air Trampoline Park

Big Air Trampoline Parks are the area’s best indoor trampoline parks. Unique features include Battle Beam, The X Wall, Lil Air (for jumpers ages 7 and younger), Open Main Court, Dodgeball Courts, Foam Pit, Slam Dunk Basketball and a brand new trampoline laser maze in Laguna Hills!

Big Air Trampoline Park

Big Air Trampoline Parks have quickly become our area’s premier birthday party locations, winning “Best Birthday Party Venue” multiple times. Party packages include at least one hour of jump time and 40 minutes of reserved table time with pizza and beverages.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Local branches match boys and girls with adult mentors who provide friendship and guidance. Volunteers are extensively screened. Catholic Big Brothers offer bilingual, deaf and hearing-challenged programs.

Bike Paths

Website resources that list paved trails and paths in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine offers fun, educational adventures in marine biology. They bring live tide pool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to your birthday party or special event.

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. Topics are presented in an interactive format and live tide pool animals are available for certain classes.

BMX Tracks

BMX courses at various Southern California locations feature practices, clinics and competitions.

Boat Cruises and Whale Watching

Boating locations that offer boat cruises including whale watching for families. Schedules vary.

Bounce Sports Camp 2018

Multi-sport weekly camp, that includes tennis instruction, at Los Cab Sports Village designed to promote overall youth fitness to kids, ages 4-13.

Bowers Kidseum

Kidseum is an interactive, educational, children’s extension of the Bowers Museum with a focus on its mission, “Igniting imagination through exploration,” stressing the excitement of art, archaeology and world cultures.

Bowers Kidseum

Invite your friends to a fun-filled, unique birthday party experience! Customized packages may include a face painter, storyteller, and art projects.

Bowers Kidseum

Kidseum is an interactive, educational, children’s extension of the Bowers Museum with a focus on its mission, “Igniting imagination through exploration,” stressing the excitement of art, archaeology and world cultures.

Bowling Centers

Web search “bowling” plus your city.

Boxing

Official organization of USA Boxing. Find local clubs.

Boy Scouts of America

Cub Scouts (grades 1-5) and Boy Scouts (grades 6-12) participate in a variety of activities and earn badges. Cub Scouts tie knots, set up a tent, cook at a campfire and more.

Boys and Girls Clubs

Supervised activities (5-18) after school and during school vacations (see Camps), including crafts, field trips, homework help, and more.

Brea Community Services

www.cityofbrea.net

Brea Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Breast-Feeding and Pregnancy Support

Support for breastfeeding women.

Buena Park Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Buena Park Recreation

Visit their website for events and classes.

Build It Workspace

Build It Workspace, as an open workspace and skill-building center, incorporates the “arts” in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

Build It Workspace

Build It Workspace offers classes, camps, tutoring, and parties in the subjects of STEM and the Arts.

Build It Workspace

Parties at Build It Workspace are an exciting and creative way to celebrate your child’s big day. Fun activities include robot races, sewing with electronics, soap/chocolate-mold making, 3D printing and laser cutting.

Build It Workspace

Build It Workspace offers private and group tutoring and enrichment classes in the STEAM subjects of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math for students (grades K-12).

Burgess Cotillion

Monthly dances (grades 3-12) with instruction in popular and ballroom styles, and etiquette. The three basic ballroom dances, waltz, foxtrot and swing, are taught every season, along with a Latin dance, as well as other forms of dance, such as the Charleston or polka

Burgess Cotillion

With Burgess Cotillion, manners and etiquette are emphasized throughout their program. Students (grades 3-12) are taught how to: introduce themselves, go through a reception line, ask a lady to dance, and sit properly.

California Amateur Skateboard League

Regional association promotes skateboarding while helping communities provide skaters with safe skateboarding environments and competitions.

Camp Fire

Long Beach Area Council – Programs include small club/groups, camps, arts and service programs. Inland Southern California Council – Orange County kids and teens participate in community service opportunities.

Camp Invention

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Campers in grades K-6 explore with fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow them to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up!

Ceramics Studios

Organizations that offer ceramics for kids. Items such as plates, mugs and figurines are priced individually. Studios charge a sitting fee (costs vary) that typically includes painting, glazing, supplies and firing.

Cerritos College

Intro to Spanish and Spanish Intermediate (grades 2-5 or 6-12), Chinese Language and Culture (grades 5-12), offered throughout the summer, two-hours per day, Monday – Friday, two-week session.

Cerritos College Community Education

www.cerritoscommunityed.com

Cerritos Library

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Chang Orthodontics

Their goal is to provide patients with the right combination of advanced orthodontic technology and a personal human touch. By placing an emphasis on communication, they strive to ensure every patient understands what it takes to make a healthy, beautiful smile.

Chess Programs for Kids

Chess classes, tournaments and camps for kids.

Child Abuse

Call for help or to report abuse or suspected abuse. Information and referrals are available; most are bilingual.

Children’s Home Society of California

A central coordinating link for child care and child development services. Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs.

Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) Resource and Referral

Resource and Referral offers a variety of child care resources to the community, such as child care referrals, resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting videos.

City Recreation Departments

Most city recreation departments offer youth group activities and family programs. See Recreation Departments and Colleges for contact information.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Boating safety classes (4+). Nominal fee for materials; instruction is free. Visit their website for referrals to youth classes (8-18) offered by local flotillas.

CodeRev

Whether learning to write code, 3D model and animate, develop the next great app, or mod in Minecraft, kids will love sharing in the confidence-boosting experience of creating with technology as they explore and develop their multimedia STEM skills with CodeREV.

College Basketball Camps

Chapman University and Long Beach State University basketball camps.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. The 20,000-square-foot visitor center hosts the only Challenger Learning Center in the greater Los Angeles area.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. It also serves as the national memorial for the Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members, lost in 2003.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Host your own out-of-this-world event at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Use the entire 20,000-square-foot Space Center or select facilities for meetings, birthdays, reunions, weddings, banquets, and other special events.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

The 20,000-square-foot, hands-on learning center is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to all ages. It is also the national memorial for the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members.

Comics Workshop at the Hammer Museum

May 6: Comics, or something like them, have been around since people lived in caves and have been used to tell every kind of story.

Concordia University Irvine – Entrepreneurship/Business Start-Up Camp for Kids and Teens

Summer Business Day Camp for kids (grades 5-8) is an interactive one-week learning experience about entrepreneurship and starting and running their own real-work business.

Connie Wax, LCSW #27430 Individual, Couple, Family & Child Counselor

Specializing in therapy for gifted and talented children, adults and their families, Connie is committed to assisting parents in navigating the often rough waters of child rearing.

Connie Wax, LCSW #27430 Individual, Couple, Family and Child Counselor

Specializing in therapy for gifted and talented children, adults and their families. Connie came to appreciate the unique needs of this group while raising her own gifted children.

Corky Carroll’s Surf School 

Private and semi-private surf lessons are offered year round for all levels and ages. Summer camps are also offered, see Camps.

Costa Mesa Dungan Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Costa Mesa Parks and Community Services

Programs and activities for youth and teens are offered throughout the year. During the school year, programs include: L.E.A.P. Program – Learn, Explore, and Play (ages 3-5), Recreation on Campus for Kids program (ROCKS, grades K-6), and more.

Costa Mesa Technology Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Costa Mesa Verde Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Counseling

Couseling for kids and families.

Craft Instruction

Organizations that offer craft classes, workshops or drop-in activities for kids (5+). Class and materials fee may be required.

Creative Reuse Centers

Creative reuse takes used or recycled materials and makes them into art.

Cricket

Referrals to regional coaches, youth leagues and teams.

Crystal Barron – Vocal Camps and Lessons, Breathing Coordination

Crystal has over 25 years of experience as a voice instructor. She specializes in functional vocal technique, bridging the gap between art and science to help students achieve real, measurable results in their singing and performing.

CrystalVoice Studio

Crystal has over 25 years of experience as a voice instructor. She specializes in functional vocal technique, bridging the gap between art and science to help students achieve real, measurable results in their singing.

CSArts Academy Summer Program

Unleash your inner artist at CSArts Academy! Beginning and advanced classes include acting, animation, creative writing, culinary arts, dance, digital media, fashion, film-making, guitar, instrumental music, musical theatre, production and design, study skills and visual arts.

CSULB Track and Field Camps

CSULB Track and Field is excited to open its doors to their world-class facility for the first time to the youth of the surrounding communities. Their staff is poised to share a wealth of information and skill concepts with each individual participant.

Curling

Resources and referrals to camps and leagues, plus a junior merit program. Local OC Curling Club in Westminster.

Cypress Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Friday.

Cypress Recreation and Parks

www.cypressrec.com

Dana Point Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing Free Kids Fishing Day and Kids Club

Free Kids Sportfishing Clinics (12 and under) are held on Sundays, noon – 12:30 p.m.

Dance Company

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Theatre Dance, Lyrical, and Fit Ball (3+); beginner to advanced levels with an emphasis on technique.

Deep Blue Swim School

Deep Blue Swim School offers free infant classes (3-5 months), private lessons, parent-and-me swim classes, pre-competitive swim team, snorkeling clinics, and scuba for kids year round in their 92 degree indoor and ozone-filtrated pools.

Disc Golf

A list of local parks that offer disc golf courses, some also offer disc rentals.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Take in 71,000 square feet of interactive fun. Whether you want to take a simulated helicopter tour or experience their own Santa Ana winds, there’s something for everyone to explore.

Discovery Cube Orange County

Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Eco Challenge, Science of Hockey, and more.

Discovery Cube Orange County

Have an unforgettable birthday full of discovery, learning and play at Discovery Cube!

Discovery Cube Orange County and Los Angeles

Discovery Cube Orange County and Los Angeles are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas, including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Eco Challenge, Science of Hockey, and more.

Diving Instruction

Currently looking for talented kids (6+), from learn-to-dive beginners, to high school divers, to elite national competitors.

Downey Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Downey Parks and Recreation

www.downeyca.org

East West Ice Palace

Fun party package includes public skating admission, private party room, pizza, cake, soft drinks, party decor, plus skate time. Skating lessons available upon request.

East West Ice Palace

Ice rink offers public skating, skating classes for kids (3+) and adults, freestyle sessions, in-house hockey, hockey classes, youth travel hockey league, adult hockey league, stick time and broomball.

Educare

EduCare Preschools of Lakewood are private preschools, and accept children ages 24 months through kindergarten. Each school is licensed for 70 children. Each facility leases space in a church, and both are attractive and well-maintained

El Dorado Regional Park Archery Range

Free instruction to improve skills and consistent shooting technique (8+).

Elevation Studios

Ages 3 through adult, beginning through professional. Full recreational program as well as a highly competitive competition team. Owners and professional dancers, Alex and Robert Lee are extremely connected and involved in the dance world, which allows the studio to bring in master instructors from around the country.

Emerald Events – The Bubble Rollers

The original Bubble Rollers allows you to run, walk or roll on water without getting wet! No pool? They can bring an inflatable pool, or have your party at a public pool or park, or a Bubble Rollers location.

Emerald Events Mobile Ice Skating Rink

Emerald Events has added something very exciting to their inventory – now you can ice skate year round! If you’re looking for a unique experience for your corporate, church, school event or home party, try their synthetic mobile ice rink

Emerald Events Mobile Ice Skating Rink

If you’re looking for a unique experience for your corporate, church, or school event or home party, try Emerald Events’ synthetic mobile ice skating rink, offered year round.

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Checklists and classes for emergency preparedness.

Emergency Shelters

Temporary shelter for children and families in crisis. Residential care, counseling, referrals and bilingual assistance available.

Equestrian Centers

The following locations offer English and/or Western riding instruction (5+) and trail rides (7+).

Fairmont Private Schools

Since 1953, Fairmont Private Schools has partnered with parents who seek the best opportunities for their children. With four OC campus locations, Fairmont is the oldest, largest, nonsectarian private school in Orange County.

Family Frisbee Golf at OC Great Park

June 16: Enjoy miniature golf or throwing a frisbee? Then this is the perfect game for you!

Family Fun Centers

Various locations that offer a variety of activities that may include miniature golf, arcades, batting cages, carnival rides, go-carts and bumper cars.

Family Resources and Referrals

A comprehensive list of directories and/or referrals that are available for parents of children with special needs.

Family-Friendly Escape Rooms

A list of family-friendly escape rooms and puzzle rooms.

Family-Friendly Movie Bargains

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Farmers Markets

Find a farmers’ market everyday of the week.

Field Hockey

Official organization of USA Field Hockey. Find local teams and local leagues.

Fillmore & Western Railway

This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also home to a 1913 fully restored and operating #14 Baldwin Steam Engine.

Fillmore and Western Railway

This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also home to a 1913 fully restored and operating #14 Baldwin Steam Engine.

First Field Farm

First Field Farm offers instruction in English horseback riding and jumping for beginning through advanced students. Beginner lessons include care of the horse as well as the basics of position and control.

Fishing Spots

Local fishing spots in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Flight Museums

A comprehensive list of flight museums in the area. Some offer flight simulations.

Fondazione Italia – Italian Language Classes for Kids!

Italian Language Classes for Kids! Fondazione Italia offers immersion-style Italian language programs, including: Parent and Me and preschool, to elementary age, middle school and high school courses, throughout the year in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Football and Cheerleading at Games

Various local and national football leagues for kids.

FootGolf

Combining golf and soccer, FootGolf players kick a #5 soccer ball from a tee box into a 2 foot hole that generally follows the regular course layout, but does avoid bunkers and golf putting greens.

Foothill Ranch Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Fountain Valley Community Services

www.fountainvalley.org

Fountain Valley Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Free Admission Days at Southern California Museums

Ongoing: Free museum admission is offered on varying days.

Free Summer Bowling

Kids whose age does not exceed a limit by participating bowling centers are eligible to register for two free games a day. Visit their website to sign-up at your local participating center.

Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy

If you’ve got a kid who loves to be center stage or in front of a camera, check out Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy and one of their many exciting and fun camps this summer.

Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy

If you’ve got a kid who loves to be center stage or in front of a camera, check out Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy and one of their many exciting and fun camps this summer.

Fullerton Library

Monday -Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Fullerton Parks and Recreation

www.tinyurl.com/fullertonparksandrec

Future Leaders Camp at Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy

Check out Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy’s many exciting and fun camps this summer, including self-esteem workshops and team-building activities in their Future Leaders Camp.

Garden Grove Community Services

www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

Garden Grove Libraries Chapman Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Garden Grove Libraries Regional Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Garden Grove Libraries Tibor Rubin Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Garden Grove Parks and Recreation

Looking for a great place to send your child this summer? Check out The City of Garden Grove’s Summer Day Camp for kids (5-12), starting at just $95 per week for full day. Plus, Counselor-In-Training program for youth ages 13-17.

Gate Languages

Gate Languages is a Huntington Beach-based language school, facilitator of intercultural enrichment, and consulting firm specializing in teaching languages.

Girl Scouts – Greater Los Angeles

Girls (grades K12) unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) through engaging, challenging, and fun activities.

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Year-round programs for girls (grades K-12). After-school and vacation camps programs.

Girls Inc. Summer Camp – YESS Entrepreneurship Academy

The YESS (Youth Empowerment and Self Sufficiency) program is for 3rd – 5th grade girls to learn leadership, economic literacy, and business skills by creating their own mini-society and opening up their own businesses.

Golden West Community College

www.gwccommunityservices.com

Golden West Swim Lessons

Group and private swim lessons are offered June – August at Golden West College’s Aquatic Facility. Class offerings include: Parent and Me, Preschool (ages 3-5), Level 1-5 (ages 6+) and Water Polo.

Golf Associations

Long Beach Jr. Golf Association, Southern California Golf Association (SCGA ) and SCPGA Foundation Junior Golf Program.

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

Have your child’s next birthday party, team party or scouting event at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Pizza Party packages can include easy or challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats and kiddie train.

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

Take a break and have fun at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Offers challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats and kiddie train.

Grace First Music Camps

Grace First Presbyterian Church has a full summer of camp offerings for children and youth, including music-oriented camps. Summer Choir Camp is a new camp for singers of all ages, July 17-21; K-5 Choir Camp is 9 a.m. to noon, and grades 6-12 Choir Camp is 1-4 p.m.

Grace First Presbyterian Church and Preschool

Grace First Presbyterian Church Preschool was established in 1957 as an outreach to serve the children (2-5) and families of the community. They provide developmentally appropriate curriculum by providing a balance of activities that meets the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children.

Grip N’ RIp Junior Tennis

Year-round tennis instruction and school-break camps are offered by Grip N’ Rip. Their programs help build the confidence and skills of players, whether they are first-timers, intermediate, or advanced.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

Do your kids love to swordfight like a musketeer, Jedi or pirate? Then fencing is the sport for them! Fencing develops stamina, discipline and coordination.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

Knights, pirates, Jedi, Zorro or Robin Hood? Fencing and archery are fun activities for all ages. Gryphon offers fencing or archery-themed birthday parties for kids and adults.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

Archery teaches focus, concentration and coordination. Gryphon Fencing and Fitness Studio offers beginning archery classes for kids 7 and older.

Gymboree Play & Music

Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities through painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, dramatic play and more.

Gymboree Play & Music

Encourage development through play and learning with the Gymboree Play & Music program, designed to support your child’s growth at his own individual pace.

Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music will create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid-friendly activities that are guaranteed to be 100% funwith zero clean up for the parents!

Gymboree Play & Music

Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments, all at Gymboree Play & Music.

Hacienda Heights Library

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Hawaiian Gardens Library

Tuesday – Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Hebrew Academy Preschool & Little Gan Infant Center

Preschoolers experience a rich program in a loving Judaic environment where developmentally appropriate academics are taught together with the skills and knowledge that will become their foundation for all future education.

Help Lines and Hot Lines

Crisis intervention, information, listening/counseling and referrals for any need. Most hotlines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Historical Sites

Southern California historical locations offer museums, tours, crafts and family-friendly events.

Hockey Associations

Hockey associations that offer refferals and/or leagues.

Hourly Baby Sitting

A list of websites that provide a search for sitters in your area.

HSC All Stars Cheerleading Program

HSC All Stars made their all-star cheerleading debut in the season of 2007. Since then, they have won numerous regional and national championships. HSC All Stars is run and directed by Cheryl Vuong, coach for the nationally and world-ranked Los Alamitos Cheer program.

Huntington Beach Community Services

www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum

Changing exhibits celebrate the history of surfing and surf culture. Tours by reservation. Summer concerts offered. Closed Monday. $2 admission per person.

Huntington Beach Libraries Banning Branch

Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Huntington Beach Libraries Central Branch

Monday, 1-9 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Huntington Beach Libraries Helen Murphy Branch

Monday, 1-7 p.m.; Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Huntington Beach Libraries Main Street Branch

Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Huntington Beach Libraries Oakview Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Saturday and Sunday.

iD Tech

Kids and teens ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more!

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

The summer program provides children (age 5+), teens, adults and professional artists a nurturing environment to explore creativity and performance opportunities.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

The summer program provides children (age 5+), teens, adults and professional artists a nurturing environment to explore creativity and performance opportunities. Intensive, practical instruction in all of the visual arts and performing arts is offered in a variety of mediums.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

The summer program provides children (age 5+), teens, adults and professional artists a nurturing environment to explore creativity and performance opportunities.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

The summer program provides children (age 5+), teens, adults and professional artists a nurturing environment to explore creativity and performance opportunities

IncrediFlix Parties

With IncrediFlix, your child will be center stage as the star of one of their unique parties. Choose the type of party (Music Video, Mini Movie, Minecraft or Lego) and decide if you want the party at their studio or bring the film crew to you.

IncrediFlix Summer Camps

In this introduction to acting class, kids practice casting calls, play acting exercises and get tips for being in front of the camera.

IncrediFlix Summer Camps

IncrediFlix brings a new element to summer camps. Their stop-motion or filmmaking camps use hands-on activities to expand campers imagination and creativity.

Indoor Playgrounds

Indoor playgrounds that offer play equipment with unique features. Most offer parties, family sessions, scout/group programs and open play.

Information and Referrals

Organizations that offer information about, and referrals to, child-care programs and providers.

International School of Orange County

French/English bilingual education, starting at preschool, driven by a unique curriculum delivered in a nurturing environment that fosters personal development, academic excellence, and university/college preparedness.

Irvine Community Services Department

www.cityofirvine.org

Irvine Lanes

Irvine Lanes is one of Southern California’s premiere bowling centers, with 40 lanes, complete with automatic scoring system, full arcade and snack bar.

Irvine Lanes

Irvine Lanes bowling center offers fun, easy-to-plan, and affordable birthday parties for kids of all ages. With 40 lanes of bowling, they can accommodate parties of any size.

Irvine Libraries Heritage Park Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Irvine Libraries Katie Wheeler Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Irvine Libraries University Park Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jazz Angels

Level specific jazz bands comprised of young musicians ages 9-17. Musicians learn to play (or improve how they play) this great American music through a unique method of music mentoring.

Jennifer Jacoby MacDonald

“My son likes to shop the guide, picking out summer camps!”

Jery Lee

“Congratulations, I have been using this magazine for more than 10 years to find activities for my kids to do. I love this magazine!”

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Various science projects and contests, plus web activities and resources for kids.

Jewish Community Centers

The following centers offer enrichment classes, preschools, family events, support groups, vacation-break camps and teen-specific programming.

Jump Rope

Find camps, workshops and clinics and local national champion jump rope team,

Junior Lifeguards

A list of cities and state park offer summer Junior Lifeguard programs for boys and girls (7-17).

Karla Aguilar

“I love your magazine and so do my kids. Thank you for your great work and tips on how to spend time with the family when you are on a budget.”

Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio

Music therapy for children with developmental disabilities is offered with Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio. Music therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic environment.

Kelly Summer Vocal Studio

Voice lessons for kids and adults who want to improve their singing ability are offered by Kelly Summer Vocal Studio.

Kick It Up

Come dance, sing, act and perform at Kick It Up, a noncompetitive, friendly dance, visual arts, fitness and party studio. Classes are offered for all ages and ability levels; no one is turned away. Intro to Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Hula, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Acrobatics are some of the many classes offered.

Kick It Up

A variety of parties and options are offered, including the Enchanted Princess Ballerinas’ Ball, Fairy Dream Dance, Pineapple Princess Hula Party, Pop Princess Hip Hop Party, Go…Fight…Win Cheer Party and the Dancing Princess Party!

Kidmania Improv Camp by Held2gether Improv

Kidmania Improv Camp, put on by Held2gether Improv, is a 2-week day camp where kids, ages 8-12, explore the art of theatrical improvisation.

Kidnastics

Kidnastics has always been the place to be for your child’s birthday party. With over 23,000 square feet of gymnastics equipment, your child and their friends can enjoy over several hours of active-play in a fun and safe environment.

Kidnastics Gymnastics and HSC All Star Cheerleading

Kidnastics has been pleased to offer quality gymnastics instruction for over 40 years. As a recreational gymnastics and competitive cheerleading facility with over 23,000 square feet of full-line gymnastics equipment and two full-size gymnastics floors, they offer nothing but the best instructional classes for your children.

Kids Eat Free

Find local restaurants on websites below. Call ahead as participation varies by location.

Kids Night Out

The following city agencies and businesses provide an activity-filled, drop-off evening for kids.

Kidsguide CampGuide

Find the best camps for kids in Southern California. Click here.

Kidsguide Helps Cubberly’s Carnival

“So thank you so much for helping us with advertising, I really think that made a difference…”

LA Clippers Youth Basketball Summer Camps

The LA Clippers Youth Basketball Summer Camps offer an exciting way for kids (6-14) to take their game to the next level. The camps, which are open to children of all different skill levels feature an All-Star group of coaches including former Clippers Players Olden Polynice and Yari Korolev.

La Habra Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Friday.

La Habra Recreation

www.lahabraca.gov

La Mirada Library

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

La Palma Libraries

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Lacrosse

Beach Cities Youth Lacrosse for girls and boys (grades 3-8). Serves Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal Beach, Long Beach and surrounding areas.

Ladera Ranch Library

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Laguna Beach Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9-5 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Laguna Hills Technology Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Laguna Niguel Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lake Forest Community Services

www.lakeforestca.gov

Lake Forest Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lakewood Libraries George Nye Jr. Branch

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Lakewood Library Angelo M. Iacoboni Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Adaptive Recreation: Therapeutic Builds for Special Needs (6-15), two-week session, $40.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Baseball, Softball and T-ball Online registration begins May 5. In person begins May 12. All registration ends on May 19.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Basketball Online registration begins November 3. In person begins November 10. All registration ends on November 17.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Ballet Character Class (2.5-5), Ballet/Tap (2-6), Baby Doll Dance (2-4), Cutie Pies Dance (5-14), Polynesian Dance (5-17), Baby Hula (2-5), Hip Hop (6+) and Baby Hip Hop (3-5); three to eight-week sessions, $24-$47

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Flag Football Online registration begins August 4. In person begins August 11. All registration ends on August 18.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Golf instruction provided for all ability levels (4-17), four-week session, $53

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Gymnastics classes are offered for kids (12 mos-16 yrs), seven-week session, $77.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Karate, beginning – intermediate (5-15), six-week session, $44, Karate Pee Wee Tiger (3-5), six-week session, $40.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Babies Love Music (4-14 mos), Toddlers Love Music (1-2), Kids Love Music (1-4), Drums for Fun (6-12), Violin (7+), Pop/Rock Singers (8-11), Ukulele (7-12) and Piano, beginning and intermediate (6-14); five to six-week sessions, $59-$72.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

May-August: City of Lakewood Pre-Summer/Summer Aquatics. February- April: Swim Lessons by Lakewood Aquatics

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Over 10 tennis classes available for all ability levels, ages 5-17. Five to eight-week sessions, $55-$144.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Musical Theatre Class (5-13), Broadway Pops (7-11), Heroes & Princesses Unite (4-8), Theatrical Storytelling (4-13), one to six week sessions, $15-$42.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Youth clinics (6-15).

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Ice Skating: Parent & Me (3-6), Tot Beginning (4-6) and Beginning (7-14); four-week sessions, $45. Tot Ice Hockey (3-6) and Youth Ice Hockey (7-14); four-week sessions, $45

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Instruction by Kidz Love Soccer (3-10), six-week session, $70.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Volleyball/Volleytennis Online registration begins August 4. In person begins August 11. All registration ends on August 18.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Instruction at Lakewood Equestrian Center.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Skateboarding (5-13), five-week sessions, $125.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Programs include: baseball, basketball, dance (ballet, tap, hip-hop, hula, Polynesian, adaptive), flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music (drums, violin, piano, Pop/Rock singers and more.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services – Free after-school tutoring programs are available at some parks throughout the school year. Academic classes taught by Readwrite Educational Solutions: Math Development and Reading Development (6.5-12), $79, Sound-Start Reading (4.5-7), $79 and Parent & Me Pre-K Readiness (2 yrs,4mos 3yrs, 11 mos), $79, Readwrite Kinder Prep (4-5.5), $79

Lawn Bowling Center

Year-round free lessons for all ages.

League Baseball and Softball

Softball and Baseball Leagues.

Learning Disabilities

A comprehensive list of resource organizations for dyslexia and ADD/ADHD.

Leeway Sailing Center

Classes are offered year round for beginner to intermediate, including bay kayaking (10+) and sailing using Sabot (8+), Keelboat and Capri 14 boats (13+).

Leeway Sailing Center Birthday Party Packages

A unique fun celebration at the beach! The Leeway Sailing Center Birthday Party Package “A” includes one hour of beach games, one hour of barbecue and one hour of boating. Pricing ranges from $265-500 based on size of party, package and amenities.

Let’s Have a Cart Party

Since 1969, Lets Have a Cart Party has been preparing fresh food at your party site in front of your guests. Kenny Baines, owner and head chef, hand-selects only the finest produce for your occasion.

LGBT Support

Offers support programs for gay fathers and lesbian mothers as well as a support group for LGBTQ teens (13-18).

Libraries

Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times.

Library of the Canyons in Silverado

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Lil’ Chef School

In addition to a wide variety of cooking classes for kids and teens, they also teach participants in Lil’ Chef camps and classes how to set and clear a table, execute proper table manners and introduce various cooking utensils and appliances and their use.

Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Encounter over 450 wild animals, live shows, children’s discovery center, animal carousel, seasonal camel rides, twice daily giraffe feedings and a G-scale model train, and more.

Local Ships

Information about S.S. Lane Victory, USS Iowa and USS Midway Museum.

Long Beach Ballet Academy

The Long Beach Ballet classical ballet academy offers year-round training for ages 4 to adult. Under the artistic direction of David Wilcox, the nationally-recognized academy has graduated students into many major companies around the world, including the San Francisco Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.

Long Beach City College Child Development Centers

Child-care services are provided for a fee at PCC and LAC (some subsidized funding is available). High-quality preschool education for children between 2-5 years of age is available for students, staff and community on either campus.

Long Beach Libraries Alamitos Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Bayshore Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Bret Harte Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Brewitt Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Burnett Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.; closed Monday.

Long Beach Libraries Dana Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries El Dorado Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. closed Monday.

Long Beach Libraries Los Altos Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Mark Twain Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Libraries Michelle Obama Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.; closed Monday.

Long Beach Libraries Ruth Bach Neighborhood Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Main Library and Information Center

Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Long Beach Marine Institute Camps

Weekly sessions introduce campers, ages 5-7, 8-9 and 10-12, to marine life and the ocean with hands-on projects, crafts and field trips. June 18 – August 17.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Many Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine parks offer arts and crafts on a drop-in basis with supervised recreation programming during after-school hours.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Baby Dance (6 mo. – 1 1/2), Ballet and Tap (3-5), Dance for Fun (1 1/2 – 4), Hip Hop Tots (2 1/2 – 5), Musical Minis Theater Class (2 1/2 – 5) and tons more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Parent and Me Skating (3-6), Beginning Ice Skating (7-14) and Ice Hockey (7-18).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Jujitsu (6-12), Karate (5-12), Mixed Martial Arts White Belt (6-17), Mixed Martial Arts Upper Belt (6-17), Shotokan Karate (7-17). Homeland Cultural Center’s Bokator Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do). Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., free for all ages.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Kid’s Love Music (1-4), Kids Love Music Babies (4 mo. – 1), Kid’s Love Music: Toddlers! (1-2), Little Music Makers (2 1/2 – 5), Melody Time (1-2), and tons more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Free coed indoor soccer leagues (5-8), Boy’s Leagues (9-14), and Girl’s Leagues (9-14). Pre-Soccer (3-6) and Tot Soccer (3 1/2 – 4).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Beginning to intermediate swim instruction (3+); year-round. Parent and child, (9 mos-3 yrs), recreational swimming and classes.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

T-Ball Skills (2-3 and 3-5); six-week sessions, $89. Coed T-Ball leagues (5-8).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Free Girls Volleyball Leagues October through November.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

No-cost, drop-in after-school programs A.S.A.P. (After-School Activity Program) are available at 18 local parks.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Basic Cooking for Kids (6-12)

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Tiny Tumblers I (1-2), Tiny Tumblers II (2-4), Gymnastics Beginning (6-17), Gymnastics Intermediate (6-17), Gymnastics Advanced (6-17).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Classes for Tots (4-5), First Strokes (5-6) and Youth, (7-10, 11-15 and 7-15). Billie Jean King Tennis Center, (562) 438-8509 and El Dorado Tennis Center, (562) 425-0553.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Musical Minis Theater Class (2 1/2 – 5); Musical Theater (5-12).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Academics, archery, arts, baseball (T-ball), basketball (free coed leagues), boating and sailing classes, camps (see Camps), cooking, no-cost drop-in after-school programs, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, cultural, parent/me), coed flag football, gymnastics and more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Amiguitos Spanish Immersion (2-4), Bamboleo Bebe Spanish Immersion (1-2).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Eight, free drop-in skate parks are available at Bixby Park, Drake Park, El Dorado Park West, Fourteenth Street Park, Houghton Park, McBride, Orizaba Park and Silverado Parks.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Horse Fun (7-12). Classes held at El Rodeo Stables in Brea.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Parents and Me Pre-K Readiness (2-3), Readwrite Kinder Prep (4-5), Analyze This! response to literature essays (8-12), and more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Coed Flag Football Leagues (5-8). Boy’s Flag Football Leagues (9-14).

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Fashion Make Up – A Two Part Series (16+).

Long Beach State Girls’ Volleyball Camps

Long Beach State has asserted itself as one of the premiere volleyball programs in the country. Twelve-time Big West Conference Champions, Joy McKienzie Fuerbringer is offering her 1st annual summer volleyball camps at The Pyramid.

Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services

www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Los Alamitos Rossmoor Public Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Los Altos Dance Center

Los Altos Dance Center is a family-owned studio serving the Long Beach area since 1977. They offer classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical for pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered.

Low-Cost Health Services and Resources

Various agencies that provide referrals or services for medical and/or dental care to low-income families. Bilingual.

Magic Clubs

Magic clubs that offer actvities and instruction.

Magic Stores

Magic stores that offer supplies and lessons.

Makerspaces

See STEM.

Makerspaces

Makerspaces are locations where people create, invent, and learn, usually with technology such as 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.

Makersville/Club Ten: A Learning for Life Program of the Long Beach BSA

Unique, hands-on classes, parties, and curriculum-based activities that include Minecraft modding, game design, creative and technical LEGO, robotics, programming, engineering, digital 3D, cosplay and props, video making, youth inventing and entrepreneurship.

Maria Tinajero-Dowdle

“Kidsguide was the first parents magazine I picked up when my now 16 ½ year old was just starting to get active. Her first horseback riding lessons, trip to the Del Amo Nature Center, local children’s theater, and so much more were because of your wonderful magazine. It was my “mom bible” for things to do for all three of my kids.”

Mark A. Garlington D.D.S. Orthodontics for Children and Adults

At Garlington Orthodontics, you are always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome when you set foot in their office. They take pride in providing the best care in both a friendly and comfortable environment.

Martial Arts Parties at The Power of One Self-Defense Institute

Fun, exciting, and unique way to celebrate a birthday. The party coordinator keeps everyone entertained while teaching cool martial arts skills, including games to build confidence, teamwork and focus including obstacle courses and more.

Metro-Railway

Trains run daily and frequently. The website features a trip planner to help plot routes to and from popular family destinations.

Missing/Runaway Children

Help, information, referrals and message-relay services for runaways, abducted children and/or their parents.

Mission Viejo Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon -5 p.m.

Mission Viejo Recreation

www.cityofmissionviejo.org/recreation

Model Boat Shop

Kids (7+) can learn how to build and race model sailboats, and participate in a closing regatta as part of the city’s International Sea Festival; June 25 – August 10, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Montessori Children’s House Preschool & Elementary School

Year-round program for children (2-12) in preschool and kindergarten through grade 6. Students are in a multi-age group environment working individually and independently. Without a traditional grading system, classes help students to progress at their own pace.

Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

Animal shows and demonstrations twice a day. Plus, behind-the-scenes tours and other up-close opportunities.

More Fencing

Additional fencing studios.

More Museums

Museums that offer family-friendly exhibits and events.

More Skating Rinks

Skating rinks that offer roller and/or ice hockey programs (3+), including classes, clinics, camps and leagues, plus public and specialty skating sessions. Pick-up play and party packages may be available.

Moving Mindz

Moving Mindz offers fun and engaging classes and camps in robotics, engineering, coding, game design, animation, 3D printing and more. Their homeschool math and science classes are aligned with the most current Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Moving Mindz

Moving Mindz provides individual and group tutoring in mathematics and science for kindergarten – grade 12, including SAT/ACT Math, AP Calculus AB/BC and AP Physics.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center Multi-Arts Summer Camp

Experience the most creative combination of courses; all taught by enthusiastic and entertaining teaching artists at the historic Muckenthaler.

Museum Art Classes and Workshops

Many musuems offer art classes that may include drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpture, pastels, watercolor and other mixed media.

Museums

For science-focused destinations, see Attractions and Museums for locations and contact information.

Music Associations

Music Teachers Association of California and Suzuki Association of the Americas

Music Together at the Beach

Celebrating 20 years of family music-making in Long Beach and Huntington Beach! Music Together is the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 5 and the grown-ups who love them.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

My Gym has helped thousands of children, ages 6 weeks through 13 years, gain confidence and self-esteem in a loving and caring environment.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

Easy, fun, all-in-one parties! Exclusive use of the entire gym. Convenient and easy for parents. Games, games, games…and so much more.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

My Gym offers Preschool Prep Early Learning Program. In their commitment to educate the whole child, the program focuses on imparting to children the skills needed to excel in preschool and beyond.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

As students, ages 4-13, strive for different belt levels, they learn about setting goals and the discipline needed to reach them.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

Hip Hop is the perfect class for children (4-8) who want to dance, stay active, and learn how to freestyle! Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun, urban/street-style dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out!

National Cheerleaders Association

Hosts and promotes championships and camps (10+).

National Dance Alliance

National organization hosts championships, special events and camps throughout the area.

National Junior Basketball

Boys’ and girls’ leagues in three age divisions (grades 1-8). Registration begins in August for winter season. Various chapter locations.

Nature Centers

Nature centers located throughout Orange County and Long Beach Metro offer guided walks, kid- and family-friendly classes and workshops, exhibits and special events.

Nature Centers

For nature-related science camps and classes, see Recreation and Parks.

Nature Kids! Discovery Camp at El Dorado Nature Center

Preschool and youth camps and classes.

New Hope Academy of Gymnastics and Dance

Get ready for a “Gymcredible Summer” at New Hope Gymnastics summer camps, ideal for: beginner gymnasts, current students wanting to level up and athletes interested in competing – all gymnasts who want gold-medal skills!

Newport Beach Libraries Balboa Branch

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Newport Beach Library Central Branch

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday noon -5 p.m.

Newport Beach Library Corona Del Mar Branch

Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Newport Beach Library Mariners Branch

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Newport Beach Recreation Services

www.newportbeachca.gov

North OC Community College District School of Continuing Education

Locations in Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton.

Norwalk Libraries Alondra Branch

Tuesday – Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.; Thursday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Norwalk Libraries Main Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Norwalk Recreation Cultural Arts Center

www.norwalk.org

Oakwood Academy Schools

Oakwood Academy Schools offer an accelerated academic program with a hands-on approach to learning. Students learn computer skills and go on educational field trips.

Observatories and Planetariums

Locations that offer programs about the universe.

Observatories and Planetariums

For details and contact information, see STEM.

OC French Summer Camp @International School of Orange County

The International School of Orange County is the Orange County campus of the International School of Los Angeles which was established in 1978 by visionaries of varied cultural backgrounds who felt that the greater Los Angeles community needed a school which would prepare children for life in an increasingly international environment.

Ocean Institute Summer Camps

The Ocean Institute’s summer camps include immersive, week-long day camps and overnight adventures for students, ages 5-17. Camps offer hands-on science and history education in a fun environment.

Odyssey of the Mind

Groups purchase a membership and form small teams (grades K-college) to solve competitive problems.

On-The-Water-Instruction

Various locations that offer boating classes and camps including sailing, rowing, SUP, kayaking and more.

Orange Coast College Community Education

Visit their website for events and classes.

Orange Community Services

www.cityoforange.org

Orange County Department of Child Support Services

The Orange County Department of Child Support Services provides professional, cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children.

Orange County Department of Child Support Services

Professional, cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children, including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, and account maintenance.

Orange County Zoo

A variety of animals and a petting area. Visit their website for story times, special events and classes. School tours and scout programs available.

Orange Libraries El Modena Branch

Monday-Wednesday, 2-7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Orange Libraries Main Library and History Center

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Orange Libraries Taft Branch

Monday – Wednesday, 2-7 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 1-6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Orchestras

Find a list of regional youth orchestras at the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California website.

Outdoor Playgrounds

Outdoor playgrounds that offer unique features around Orange County and Long Beach metro. Our list includes pirate-themed parks, parks with mud slides and ponds, beach playgrounds and lots more.

Paint for a Purpose

Super creative and fantastic painting parties for birthdays and play dates. Whatever the age of your child, kids have a blast and get creative while painting.

Paint for a Purpose

Super creative and fantastic painting parties for birthdays and play dates. Whatever the age of your child, kids have a blast and get creative while painting.

Paramount Library

Tuesday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday.

Parent and Baby Support Groups

Support groups specifically for mom and baby.

Parent-Participation Playgroups and Preschools

Parent-participation play groups and preschools (33 mos-5 yrs) are run independently by parents with a certified director at each session.

Parenting Classes Through Community Agencies

Community agencies that offer a variety of parenting classes such as parenting teenagers, parenting skills and family communication.

Parents Play Groups

Parents and kids meet for park play dates or field trips. Multiple play groups available to suit your schedule. Holiday parties for the whole family and moms or dads only social activities are typically included.

Parks and Playgrounds

For indoor playgrounds, see Playgrounds and for arboretums, nature centers and parks, see Recreation and Parks.

Parks in Long Beach Metro and Los Angeles

Regional, state and city parks in the Long Beach metro.

Parks in North Orange County

Regional, state and city parks in North OC.

Parks in South Orange County

Regional, state and city parks in South OC.

Pediatric Medical Center

PMC provides comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college with special expertise in: school underachievement and complex diagnostic and management problems.

Petting Zoos and Farms

Opportunities for kids to interact with farm animals. Some also offer pony rides and special events.

Pickleball

Find clubs, pickleball courts, tournaments, rules and resources.

Placentia Community Services

www.placentia.org

Placentia Library

Library hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Play-Group Gyms

A list of play-group gyms.

Police Activities League (PAL)

Year-round youth (5-17) program sponsored by police departments. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, computers, community service, homework help and field trips.

Power 4 Youth

Middle-school students are matched with a volunteer for one-on-one academic mentoring at supervised locations in Lakewood and Long Beach.

Preschools – Long Beach and Orange County

Year-round preschools, for ages 2-5 years, offer an accelerated academic program that includes science, math and language development.

Presidential Libraries

Explore The Nixon Library, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library and Lincoln Memorial Shrine.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Special events are offered monthly for families with children on the autism spectrum or with physical disabilities. These events allow children and their parents/caretakers to play in a sensitive-friendly environment along with other families.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

An interconnected city designed for children (infant-8). See Attractions for complete listing.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Special monthly events provide parents with important resources to help them stay on track of their child’s healthy development. Parents with children (0-18 mos) are invited to Pretend City every second Monday for Baby Steps through the City.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8). The city is comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits.

Pretend City Children’s Museum Parties

A birthday party at Pretend City Children’s Museum will create lasting memories that your little ones will be talking about for years to come

Professional Teams/Players Camps

Professional teams and players camps for boys and girls.

Queen Mary

Go back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, now a full-service hotel and historical landmark with tours and exhibitions.

Rancho Rio Verde

Group and private English and Western riding instruction (5+) includes basic horsemanship, jumping and ring time. Leases are available.

Rancho Rio Verde

Special-need students of all ages can participate in a vaulting program (gymnastics on horseback); Mondays, 2-7 p.m. No experience necessary.

Rancho Santa Margarita Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.

Read to Bodey the Dog in La Palma

June 2, July 7, August 4 and September 1: Read and pet Bodey the gentle, child-friendly therapy dog.

Recreation Departments and Colleges

City recreation departments and colleges offering swim instruction and water polo.

Recreation Departments, Boys and Girls Clubs, Community Colleges and YMCA

Tutoring and academic classes through city recreation departments and colleges.

Robotics

Kids use robot kits and programming to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Also see Digital Revolution in this section.

Robotics Party at Sylvan

Looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Sylvan Learning has the hottest activity around…a robotics birthday party using LEGOs!

Rock Climbing

Indoor climbing facilities that offer classes, camps and party packages.

Rocket Fish Swimming, Jr. Lifeguard Prep & Swim Lessons

Rocket Fish Swimming practices at the new Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. Rocket Fish is a high-quality swim experience with an emphasis on two main goals: 1) character development and 2) stroke development for swimmers ages 5-14.

Roller Derby

Los Angeles and Orange County junior roller derby leagues.

Rugby

Youth rugby for boys and girls (grades K-12) in Southern California.

San Clemente Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

San Diego Zoo

Home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals. Plus, camps, sleepovers and family events.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Like a safari, guests can see herds of African animals, such as rhino, giraffe, antelope and gazelle. Plus, safaris, camps, sleepovers, Flightline zip line and a Jungle Ropes course.

San Juan Capistrano Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Friday.

Sandie Mercer Ranch at Lakewood Equestrian Center

Private and group instruction (6+) for Western, English and Jumping. Beginner through advanced lessons can be arranged to fit your schedule. Lessons are available six days a week on your horse or theirs.

Sandy Fru

“I have told all my friends about your great site. My kids look for fun family events every week.”

Santa Ana College

Spanish (8-12), (714) 564-6594. www.sac.edu/cms

Santa Ana College – Community Services

Santa Ana College offers are variety of academic-oriented programs during the summer months for youth, from Early Reader to Study Skills; SAT Prep to babysitting certification; Film Making to Forensics Camp; and more!

Santa Ana College – Community Services Program

www.sac.edu/cms

Santa Ana Libraries Main Branch

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

Santa Ana Libraries Newhope Learning Center

Monday – Thursday, 2 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Sunday and Friday.

Santa Ana Zoo

Home of the 50 monkeys with over 150 animals (some endangered), plus a children’s farm, train and carousel. Family events throughout the year.

Santa Fe Springs Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

School of Art

Art lessons for all ages at their inviting, studio space, where your child will learn to draw and paint like you never thought possible, learning techniques used by the early masters and contemporary artists.

Seal Beach Community Services

www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us

Seal Beach Mary Wilson Public Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Friday.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Dance School for Children with Disabilites

Dance and music school for children with disabilities, such as visual impairment, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down Syndrome, as well as children that are developmentally typical, to explore movement, music and creativity.

Seriously Ill and Bereavement Support Groups

Support for children and families who have lost or are losing a loved one.

Sewing and Knitting Instruction

Locations that offer sewing and/or knitting classes.

Sewing Lab Los Alamitos

Fun and friendly after-school and evening sewing classes, plus camps and parties, for kids in grades 2 and up.

Sewing Lab Los Alamitos

A fun, three-hour sewing party! Party go-ers (grades 2+) will not only learn how to safely use a sewing machine, but also sew their own party favora reversible tote bag or a stuffed animal.

Sewing with Jane

Hand sewing for ages 6 and up. Machine sewing for ages 9 and up (machines provided). Small, project-based group classes for beginning through intermediate sewers.

Shared Science

Kids engineer fun through inventive and playful classes, camps and competitive robotics. Crazy Constructors classes combine LEGO Ed with the engineering design process and physical science concepts to captivate K-5 brains.

Shared Science

Shared Science will help you design a physical science or robotics workshop to suit your event needs. Shared Science provides kids (grades K-9) with unique engineering fun that includes LEGO constructions, computer programming or even robotics.

Shared Science

Kids (grades K-9) can dabble in art and programming and art when they attend a MAKE-It Fun! tinker session which combines art, electronics, and other engineering builds.

Shree Bimal

“I absolutely love the kidsguide magazine. I find so many things I love to do with the kids. Thank you for so many ideas.”

Signal Hill Public Library

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Signal Hill Recreation Services

Programs include: ARC after-school program, tween after school program, youth sports (basketball, hockey, volleyball, and more.

Sitter Training

Training for boys and girls (10+). covering basic first aid, child behavior, safety skills and how to market their new business.

Skateboarding Parties with Skatedogs

Skatedogs comes to your home with portable ramps and rails to create a custom skatepark for a one-of-a-kind birthday party.

Skatedogs

After-school and weekend classes in skateboarding, one of the world’s fastest growing sports. They offer classes for all ability levels. Kids (5-13) make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have funall in Skatedogs’ private skatepark..

Skating Associations

Skating associatons that offer information and referrals to competitions and coaches.

Skating Paths

For paved trails/paths in LA and OC, visit: www.tinyurl.com/BikingLA, www.tinyurl.com/ocbikepaths.

Soccer Associations

Associations that offer boys and girls leagues (4-19), summer camps and special-needs programs.

Soccer Parks

A list of soccer parks that offer youth teams and play.

Softball Associations

Associations that offer referrals for local leagues and tournaments.

South Coast Repertory Kids and Teens Acting Classes

The skills developed and explored in the classrooms at South Coast Repertory Theatre Conservatory give students the ability -and the confidence -to become creative problem solvers, inspired communicators and innovative thinkers.

Southern California Rocketry Clubs

A list of rocketry clubs in Southern California.

Southern California Swim Teams

Southern California Swimming (SCS) oversees city and community club teams. Swimmers (4+) are grouped according to age and ability for year-round, weekday workouts and weekend competitions.

Southern California Tennis Association

Programs for players (10-18), including teams, clinics and tournaments. Scholarships available. Visit their website to find youth tennis programs and leagues.

Special Olympics

Sports training and competition for children (8+) with limited intellectual and physical abilities.

Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

Celebrate your birthday or any special event and have a splashing good time at La Mirada’s premiere fun destination, Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark.

Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center & Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

The following programs are offered at Splash! in their heated 25-yard pool. Special rates are available for schools and camps. For more information or to register for a class, call Splash!, or check out their website.

St. Catherine’s Academy

St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA) is an all boys’ Catholic school with a military tradition serving students in transitional kindergarten to 8th grade. Founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, SCA offers both day and boarding opportunities.

Stanton Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Stanton Recreation

www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Store-Based Classes and Workshops

See a list of retail stores that offer themed cooking classes and workshops for kids throughout the year. Camps are often available. Class schedules are available on their websites.

Stratford School

At Stratford, high expectations yield extraordinary results. They start early with an advanced and intentionally balanced curriculum that challenges students and accelerates achievement.

Studio Art Instruction

Locations that offer studio art instruction, many include drawing, painting and mixed media.

Summer Concerts 2018

Summer concerts throughout Orange County and Long Beach metro.

Summer Food Programs

Children can receive free nutritious meals during school vacation and off-track periods through the following programs.

Summer Movies 2018

Summer movies throughout Orange County and Long Beach metro.

Summer Nights in the Garden at NHM

July 10, 24, August 7, 21: Awaken your senses in the Nature Gardens, with great music, garden-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks and more.

Summer@Stratford

Stratford infuses its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum into an innovative and enriching summer camp experience.

Support Groups for Parents

A list of support groups for moms.

Surfing America

Sponsors competitions and events for amateur surfers of all ages. The website features surfing resources including schools.

Susanne Hoglund

“You are a great magazine. I just used your magazine to find an assembly for my school in Anaheim.”

Sylvan Learning Centers

At Sylvan, results matter! Sylvan students typically see up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than if they hadn’t come to Sylvan. With Sylvan, you’ll get a personalized tutoring program tailored to the needs of your child.

Sylvan Learning Centers

Sylvan’s innovative STEM programs will light up your child’s mind and build a love for STEM. Check out their awesome classes like Robotics with LEGO, Coding or Game Design and even Engineering with LEGO.

Table Tennis

USATT-affiliated table tennis clubs offer training, tournaments and camps. Visit the website for local club contact information.

Task Force Laser Tag and Airsoft Shooting Range Emerald Events

Get your next event blasting with Task Force Laser Tag or Mobile Airsoft Shooting Range! Great for both kids and adults, they offer the most realistic Laser Tag experience in Southern California.

The Buzzz

The Buzzz is about all sorts of neat stuff: Exhibits, festivals, seasonal highlights, current topics, new things, fun things and free things … if it’s fun, family-friendly and happening in our area, it’s in here! With our Clickable Calendar, you can find fun things to do every weekend, and with our weekly features you can […]

The Power of One Self-Defense Institute

Martial arts programs for kids (3+) and adults, from beginning to advanced, including Self-Defense, with a strong emphasis on life skills: focus, for better grades; self-confidence, discipline and respect; bully proofing and stranger awareness; and kickboxing classes.

The Reptile Zoo

More than 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids. Plus interactive hands-on opportunities.

The Rinks

Guests of all ages enjoy skating at The Rinks. With several daily public skating sessions, skate rentals and full-service snack bars, they offer the coolest fun! If you are new to skating, The Rinks offer a variety of Learn-to-Skate classes.

The Rinks

Put your party plans on ice at The Rinks! They offer packages with cake, refreshments, balloons and party decorations in their private party rooms. Then take to the ice for the coolest fun, including an exclusive group skating lesson for you and your birthday party guests!

The Tutoring Center

Are you happy with your child’s grades? Call The Tutoring Center today to schedule your Free Diagnostic Assessment. The Tutoring Center uses a unique system known as “The Rotational Approach to Learning.”

Thea Huang

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Theme Parks – What’s New This Season

Southern California parks that offer seasonal-themed rides, tours and entertainment, plus season passes and party packages. Picnic areas, lockers and stroller rentals may be available.

Tom Hicks Baseball Camps, LLC

The 29th annual THBC prides itself on being the area’s best fundamental baseball camp. Camps offered during summer and Christmas break focus on individual instruction and improvement.

Top Flight Street Hockey & Ice Hockey

The Rinks offer street hockey and ice hockey for participants with special needs, all ages and ability levels are welcome. Participants practice weekly, learn fundamentals and play games.

Track and Field

Referrals to youth track clubs and competitions.

Trail Rides

A list of local trail rides, some are in a country environemnt.

Train Museums and Rides

The following locations offer exhibits of working, model and replica locomotives and cabooses, and/or rides and party packages.

Tustin Library

Temporary hours during construction: Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tustin Parks and Recreation Department

www.tustinca.org

U.S. Pony Club

Program offers English riding instruction and competitions. Participants may lease a horse or use their own.

U.S. Synchronized Swimming

Provides information on So Cal clubs (3+), plus additional resources.

U.S.A. Archery

The national governing body for archery coordinates the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program which offers youth (8-18) the opportunity to compete in competitions.

United States Bowling Congress Youth Leagues

Leagues, tournaments, scholarships and instruction.

United Waterpolo Club

Take your kids’ swimming to the next level! Newbies can now join United Waterpolo Club (UPWC). Since it was founded in 2007, UWPC has garnered eight national championships. Dedicated to teaching and promoting water polo to youth throughout Southern California, the non-profit club offers competitive programs for boys and girls (5-14).

US Polo Association  

Resources for junior polo programs, clubs and clinics.

US Rowing

Resources to find a rowing instruction class or a club or crew.

USA Fencing

Website features resources for clubs and membership.

USA Gymnastics

Website provides information and resources for all areas of gymnastics, including artistic/rhythmic, acrobatic, trampoline and tumbling.

USA Water Polo

Provides information on clubs, clinics, camps and tournaments for boys and girls (7+).

Vans Skatepark

40,000-square-foot facility featuring a full skate and BMX course for all skill levels, ages 6 and older. The location also houses a full Vans retail store and skate pro shop. Birthday party packages (see Parties), private lessons and skate camps (see Camps) are available.

Vans Skatepark

Large indoor/outdoor street courses, 80-foot-wide mini-ramp and beginners course. BMX sessions: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, 6-10 p.m.

Vans Skatepark Birthday Parties

Vans Skatepark is a great place to have a birthday party. The skatepark has a few different party packages to choose from, some even include private lessons.

Villa Park Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Volleyball Associations and Leagues

California Beach Volleyball Association, So. California Volleyball Association, and US Youth Volleyball League offer teams for boys and girls.

Wading and Spray Pools

Wading and spray pools (3-8) are open during the summer months

Water Parks – What’s New and Seasonal Dates

Southern California water parks that offer water rides for all ages. Party packages, tube and board rentals, picnic areas and lockers may be available.

Westminster Community Services and Recreation

www.westminster-ca.gov

Westminster Public Library

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Whittier Libraries – Central

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Sunday.

Whittier Libraries – Whittwood

Monday – Tuesday, noon – 9 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed, Sunday.

Whittier Libraries Los Nietos

Monday – Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Whittier Libraries Sorenson

Monday – Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Whittier Libraries South Whittier

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Wrestling

California USA Wrestling statewide governing body provides information about and links to local clubs, camps and competitions.

Year-Round Food Banks

A list of local food bank for families in need of food supplies.

YMCA

Programs for the entire family include child-care, fitness, teen clubs, day and resident camps (see Camps), youth sports, aquatics and gymnastics.

YMCAs, Recreation Departments, Colleges and Boys and Girls Clubs

Cooking and nutrition classes may be offered by city recreation departments, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and some community colleges.

Yorba Linda Library

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Young Director’s YouTube Camp at Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy

If you’ve got a kid who loves to be in front of -or behind- a camera, check out Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy and their many exciting and fun camps this summer, including Young Director’s YouTube Camp.

Young Scientists Camp at CSULB

Students (entering grades 2-8 and HS girls) do experiments and projects in college science laboratories.

Youth Choirs

List of local international youth choirs.

Youth Science Center

Summer science program (grades K-8) runs June 4 – July 6.

Youth Theater Production Programs

A list of theaters that offer youth productions. Many offer set design as well as open auditions.