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.

A Karate School for Kids

Classes for adults and children; group or private instructionhome-school classes too! Children’s program begins at age 4.

A Karate School for Kids

The academy offers birthday parties, along with Girl and Boy Scout meetings. Rental space is available for groups, aerobics, kickboxing, yoga, etc.

AA-Emergency Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers

Academic Enrichment Camp

The 2017 sessions: June 19 – July 14 and July 17 – August 11, 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. 6th-8th grade math, engineering/technology, language arts, writing and art.

Acting Out

Save your drama for camp! Their workshops and camps (ages 7-13) celebrate creativity through drama skills workshops, 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.

AIM Sportsplex Summer Camp

Summer camps at AIM Sportsplex are one word: F L E X I B L E. They are offered with the busy parent in mind. You can sign your kids (ages 5-12) up for the whole summer… or week-by-week… or even by the day! And, discounts are offered for multiple weeks sign-ups, as well as for siblings.

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

Allison Tutoring

Allison Tutoring offers services for all ages and all subjects. See how the dedicated team at Allison Tutoring combines old-school with new schools of thought; where high-tech meets hands-on; and where all students learning styles are embraced and utilized.

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

Resource to find clubs/teams for a variety of sports, from traditional leagues for basketball and bowling to clubs for jump roping, baton twirling, diving and surfing.

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/ezrecconnect

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 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.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Let the Aquarium supply all the ingredients for an unforgettable party! Birthday parties include a one-hour classroom program featuring animal touch time, bio-fact discovery and a souvenir craft project.

Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium offers numerous year-round programs: Aqua Tots (ages 2-3, with parent), $49; Saturday Family Fun (ages 4-6, with parent), $49; Junior Biologist (ages 10-12), $29; Job Shadow (ages 13-17), $39; Seals and Sea Lions, Sea Otter/Penguin Encounter (ages 10+), and Shark Encounter (ages 13+), $109 per person. Whale watching and family sleepovers are also offered.

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 Explorers

Fun and creative art projects for birthday parties, Girl Scouts and Boy Scout badges. Kids (grades K-6), come dressed to get messy and ready to explore all different types of art and art mediums.

Art Explorers Summer Art Camp

Join Art Explorers for a summer of fun and creative art projects. Kids (5-14), come dressed to get messy and ready to explore all different types of art and art mediums!

Art Steps

Art Steps teaches realistic, classical drawing and painting skills to kids (ages 4+), teens and adults.

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.

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.

Beach Futbol Academy Summer Youth Camp

The Long Beach State Women’s Soccer coaching staff cordially invites you to participate in the 2017 Beach Futbol Academy Summer Youth Camp!

Bellflower Library Clifton M. Brakensiek

Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. closed Sunday.

Bellflower Parks and Recreation

www.bellflower.org

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.

Bionerds

Is your curious child having a birthday soon? Leave it to Bionerds to wow him or her and their friends with a fun and hands-on biology workshop party!

Bionerds

Bionerds offers fun and hands-on biology workshops for kids (grades K-8) throughout Orange County. They have after school, in-class, summer and party programs.

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine offers fun, educational adventures in marine biology. They bring live tidepool 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 tidepool 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.

Bold Girlz Store and Party Place

Offers fashion camps, fashion-themed birthday parties, spa parties, rock star parties and more.

Bowers Kidseum

Kidseum is high-tech and interactive with a focus on, “Igniting imagination through exploration,” stressing the excitement of art and archaeology.

Bowers Kidseum

Kidseum is a high-tech and interactive children’s 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. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Kidseum.

Bowers Kidseum After-School Program

Kidseum offers a free after-school program for Santa Ana children grades 2-8 (younger siblings K-1st will be considered). Each day Kidseum educators spend one hour assisting students with their homework.

Bowling Centers

Web search “bowling” plus your city.

Boxing for Kids

Local Boxing Committee – Provides referrals to boxing programs for boys and girls (8+).

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 Club

Supervised activities (5 or 6-18) after school and during school vacations (see Camps), including crafts, field trips, homework help, career development, dance classes, sports, teen programs, leadership groups and more.

Brea Community Services

www.cityofbrea.net

Brea Library

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

www.buenapark.com

Build It Workspace

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

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 classes, camps, tutoring, and parties in STEM and the Arts, including 3D Printing & Scanning, Laser & Electronic Cutting, Vacuum Forming, CAD (Computer Aided Design), Graphic Design, Programming & Game Design, Robotics and more!

Build It Workspace

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

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.

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, such as the samba or tango, as well as other forms of dance, such as the Charleston or polka.

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

This summer, launch your child’s imagination at Camp Invention. Kids (kindergarten – grade 6) experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box!

Camp Newport

Your summer adventure awaits! Grab your trail map and head on over to campnewport.com where you’ll navigate through over 400 Summer camps. With so many options, you’ll be able to plan a new activity each week!

Center Stage Dance Academy

Annual student recital is held at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB. Look for their Childrens Performing Company at Knotts Berry Farm, national competitions, and local community events. The first class is free!

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

Cerritos College – Summer basketball class (grades 2-16 or 7-12), two-week session, Monday – Friday.

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.

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 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.

College Basketball Camps

Colleges in the area host kids and teen basketball camps.

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.

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

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.

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

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 & Beach Adventure Camps

Surf Camps –  Learn ocean safety, team building and fundamentals; weekly camps, June 19 – September 1. Beach Adventure Camps – Surfing, ocean safety, and fun beach games (4-12); weekly camps, July 3 – September 1.

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

www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us

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.

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

Open Swim and Lap Swim, June 12 – July 28, Monday – Friday. Kids ages 9 and under as well as non-swimmers under four-foot, six-inches tall, must be accompanied by an adult.

Downey Parks and Recreation

Join toddler, youth and teen classes at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. Including Let’s Paint!, Tumbling, Fun n’ Messy Lil Rollers, Kids Love Music, Fashion Sketching, and much more.

Downey Parks and Recreation

Toddler, youth and teen classes include Tumbling, Fun n’ Messy Lil’ Rollers, Kids Love Music, Fashion Sketching and much more.

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, non-profit 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.

Elvenstar Orange County

Kids (6+) learn to horseback ride in a safe and fun environment. Through the Elvenstar Riding Academy, designed for riders of all levels, lessons and specialty programs are designed to teach all aspects of horsemanship from riding skills to horse care.

Emerald Isle Entertainment Inc. – Mobile Ice Skating Rink

Emerald Isle Entertainment has added something new and exciting to their inventory. First it was walking on water, then it was Bubble Bumper Soccer, Laser Tag, Quad Bungee, huge obstacle courses and photo boothsand now you can ice skate year round!

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 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.

Fire Pixie Entertainment

Fire Pixie Entertainment SoCal brings award-winning entertainment to parties throughout LA and Orange Counties. Your favorite characters, superheroes, fairies and pirates (even swimming mermaids!) are ready to surprise and delight your guests.

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.

Flightdeck

Youth (11+) and adults can leave the civilian life behind and step into the world of the fighter pilot. Check in at the front desk, put on your flight suit and pay close attention in your 20-minute classroom briefing.

Flightdeck’s “Top Gun” Birthday Parties

Looking for a unique birthday party idea? Flightdeck’s Top Gun birthday parties are a perfect fit for all kids (6-10). Flightdeck replaces the same old, same old party with a completely unique pilot experience, dog-fighting each other in fighter jet flight simulators.

Fondazione Italia – Italian Language Classes for Kids

Kids of all ages learn Italian while having fun and making friends! Fondazione Italia offers immersion-style Italian language classes throughout the year in Orange County and Los Angeles locations.

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.

Fountain Valley Summer Enrichment Academy

The Fountain Valley Schools Foundation Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) is offering Fountain Valley and neighboring cities high-quality, STEAM-based (the “A” is for Arts!) learning opportunities for students (K-8).

Fountain Valley Summer Enrichment Academy

The Fountain Valley Schools Foundation Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) is offering Fountain Valley and neighboring cities high-quality, STEAM-based learning opportunities for students (K-8).

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.

Friendship Academy

Community Development Center’s Friendship Academy is a non-profit organization funded by the California Department of Education. It offers child care and early education services to eligible families with children ages 2-5 years.

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

Galileo Camps

Embrace your inner toy “maker.” Race a custom-built go-kart. Cook up a signature dish. Debut an original movie. Design and print 3-D models. Electrify a canvas. All this and more, at Camp Galileo.

Galileo Camps

Take an innovation-filled journey into America’s National Parks. Embrace your inner toy “maker.” Race a custom-built go-kart. Cook up a signature dish. Debut an original movie. Design and print 3-D models. Electrify a canvas. All this and more, at Camp Galileo.

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.

Gate Languages

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

Girl Scouts – Greater Los Angeles

Girls (grades K-12) participate in a collection of activities and experiences in arts, STEM, financial literacy, community involvement, healthy living, safety, the outdoors, leadership, and career exploration.

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Year-round programs for girls (4-18). After-school and vacation camps programs.

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 ), SCPGA Foundation Junior Golf Program, and United States Golf Little League.

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.

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.

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.

Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

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

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.

Gymboree Play & Music – Long Beach

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

Gymboree Play & Music – Long Beach

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 – Long Beach

Encourage development through play and learning with Gymboree Play & Music Long Beach’s seven-level program designed to support your child’s growth at his own individual pace.

Gymboree Play & Music – Long Beach

Gymboree Play & Music Long Beach 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!

Hacienda Heights Library

Monday – Friday, noon – 5p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday.

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

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.; and 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 Academies

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, app development, video game design, 3D modeling, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career.

iD Tech Programs

Discover a passion for technology at the world’s #1 summer STEM program! Students ages 6-18 will code apps, develop video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, discover cyber security, design for virtual reality, print 3D models, and more.

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.

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.

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.

Insurance Solutions At Your Service

Parents, do you have enough savings that will protect your family or those who are dependent on you for the unexpected, in the event you become ill or disabled? Do you have enough saved for your kids’ education?

International Water Polo Club

Both competitive and non-competitive programs, serving all communities, for kids as young as 2, and youth in a variety of age divisions, as well as adults/masters. Kids get used to the water, strengthen their swimming skills, and are taught the basic fundamentals of water polo in a fun, safe setting.

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. The second floor introduces a unique concept in bowling centers featuring a number of quiet, private rooms for elegant meetings and catered special events.

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

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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!”

Jessica Lake Photography

JLP makes preserving the memories of your child’s early years stress-free. This studio specializes in maternity and newborn, through elementary-school age.

Jessica Lake Photography

JLP makes enjoying and preserving your little one’s first birthday as easy as can be! Their First Birthday Cake Smash with a real cake is the perfect way to celebrate! Little ones’ personalities shine and it’s a fun event all around.

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,

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, Pop Rock, Contemporary and Acrobatics are some of the many dance 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!

Kid Works Children’s Center

Kid Works offers preschool, pre-k, pre-k enrichment and after-school “Spanish Dual Immersion” kindergarten programs. Curriculum and environment are designed to stimulate, challenge, and allow children time and space to work. Kid Works’ definition of the child’s day of work is “Play with a Purpose.”

Kid Works Children’s Center

Spanish Dual-Immersion After-school Kindergarten for children ages 5-6 who are attending the local kindergartens in the area.

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 Quality Gymnastics and Cheerleading Training Center

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.

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

Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, noon – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

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

With over 35 years of excellence in Christian education, Lakewood Christian Schools uniquely lights the path to excellence in academics, faith and service for preschoolers through eighth graders.

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

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

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Swim instruction (3+), parent/child (6 mos-3 yrs) and recreational swimming. Pool rental available.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Creative Clay (5-12), Knitting and Crocheting, $20-30. Parent and Me Ceramics, $20.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Baseball league and T-ball, summer only with registration May 13-20.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Ballet (3-12), Ballet/Tap (2-6), Cutie Pies Dance (5-14), Polynesian Dance (5-17), Baby Hula (4-5), Hip Hop (6+) and Baby Hip Hop (3-5); four to eight-week sessions, $32-47.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Flag Football/Volleytennis sign-ups August 12-19.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Gymnastics classes are offered for kids (12 mos-12 yrs).

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Instruction at Lakewood Equestrian Center.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Karate, beginning – intermediate (5-15), Karate Pee Wee Tiger (3-5).

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Programs include: basketball, clay/ceramics, camps (see Camps), dance (ballet, tap, hip-hop, hula, Polynesian), flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music (drums, violin, piano and parent/me), skateboarding and more.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Babies Love Music (4-14 mos), Kids Love Music (1-4), Drums for Fun (6-12), Violin (7+) and Piano, beginning and intermediate (6-14).

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

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

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Ice Skating: 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).

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Over 10 tennis classes available for all ability levels, ages 3-17.

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 (6-12), $79 and Sound-Start Reading (4.5-7), $79.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Youth clinics (6-15).

LangoKids

LangoKids Irvine offers dynamic, fun, and engaging Spanish and French Immersion classes and camps for kids. With their native-speaking instructors, your child will acquire another language in a small group setting, gain exposure to new cultures, and have a blast in the process.

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 sailors, including bay kayaking (10+) and sailing using Sabot (8+), Keelboat and Capri 14 boats (13+).

Let’s Have a Cart Party

Since 1969, Let’s 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. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15.

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.

Lice Clinics of America

Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of lice treatment centers in the world. The Los Alamitos and South Bay Clinics are the exclusive regional provider of the AirAll, a revolutionary, FDA-cleared medical device that uses heated air to kill lice and their eggs in a single, one-hour treatment so powerful that they can guarantee the results for 30 days!

Life of the Party

Owned and operated by magician Dave Skale, this company features a network of LA’s best magicians.

Life of the Party

The best children’s entertainers in Southern California! Their expert staff features top performers including magicians, clowns, super heroes, princesses, and fairy tale and holiday characters.

Lil’ Chef School

Children learn cuisines of the world and enhance their experience with fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices while gaining confidence and experience in the kitchen that will last them a lifetime! Jr. Chefs (5-12) meet for 90 minutes of hands-on cooking full of learning and fun. Master Chefs (11+, or with instructor approval) have mastered the basics of cooking, kitchen etiquette and safety.

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

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

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

T-ball Skills (3-5); six-week sessions, $85.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Free co-ed leagues (9-14). Register at park community centers beginning December 1. Leagues run from late January to early March.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

No-cost, drop-in after-school programs A.S.A.P. (After-School Activity Program) are available at 26 local parks.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Eight-Hour Core Cooking Class (healthy snacks and meals) (6-13) Baking Kids (6-13), and Creative Decorating (baked goods) (9-13), Jr. Cupcake Wars (8-15).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Baby Dance (5 mos-1yr 5 mos), Ballet and Tap (3-5), Dance for Fun (1-6), Hip Hop Tots (2yrs, 6mo.-5yrs.) Musical Minis Theater Class (2 yrs., 6mo.-3 yrs.) Pre-Ballet and Character Class (3-5), and tons more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Tiny Tumblers (8 mos. – 2) and (2 yrs – 1 mos – 4), Gymnastics Beginning (6-17), Gymnastics Intermediate (6-17), Gymnastics Advanced (6-17).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Horse Fun (7-12). Classes held in Anaheim.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Baby Sign Language (2 mo. I yrs, 6 mo.), Tot Sign Language (1yr., 6 mo. 3 yrs.), miguitos Spanish Immersion (4-14) and (2-4), Bamboleo Bebe (10 mos. 1 yrs).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Jujitsu (6-12), Traditional Karate (5-15) and 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

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

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Spanish Musical Parent N’ Me Playgroup (1-3), Kid’s Love Music (1-4), Kids Love Music: Babies! (4 mos-1 yr 2mos) Kid’s Love Music: Toddlers! (1-2), and more.

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

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

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Free Indoor Soccer leagues. Register at local parks beginning March 1 for April-May leagues for ages 5-12); Biddy Soccer League (2-3 and 3-5), Parent and Me Soccer (2-3), Tot Soccer (3 1/2-4) and Pre-Soccer (4-5).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Classes for Tots (4-5), First Strokes (5-6) and Youth, (7-10 and 7-15). Billie Jean King Tennis Center, (562) 570-438-8509 and El Dorado Tennis Center, (562) 425-0553.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Musical Theater All Stars (5-12).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine Teen Centers

The following parks offer teen centers featuring a variety of activities on a drop-in basis, free of charge. Centers are open weekdays, 3-7 p.m.

Long Beach State Girls’ Volleyball Camps

2017 Camps include: Skills/Team Camps: July 15-18, July 18-21 and July 21-24. Setters Camp: July 18-21. Kids Camp: July 18-21. Beach Skills Camp: July 6-8. Beach Skills Clinics: July 25-28.

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.

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. Othodontics 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.

Marshall B. Ketchum University

The University Eye Center at Ketchum Health offers comprehensive primary eye care for the entire family, including full pediatric vision care. See their ad in the Summer Calendar issue of Kidsguide for details on a 20% off coupon!

McCormick Divers

Learn to dive with champion, safety-certified coaches! Boys and girls (ages 6-18) practice on dry land trampolines as well as on one- and three-meter boards at Martin Luther King Park Pool, a heated, indoor facility.

Melodie’s Dance Theatre

Performance opportunities are available for everyone at Melodie’s Dance Theatre. For over 39 years, the studio has offered dance classes for ages 3 to adult. Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acrobatic, Contemporary and Combination are offered in a positive, friendly, family-oriented environment.

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 26 – August 11, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Momentous Sports Center

Announcing Momentous Sports Center’s 2017 Summer Camps for families in Irvine/Tustin: Their Summer Sports Day Camp runs Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; each day’s activities include basketball, futsal, dodgeball, volleyball, a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack. Cost: $295 per week.  Their beginner’s volleyball camp runs Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 […]

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 specializes in making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive in fun and engaging ways that expand the mind of the learner!

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.

Music Associations

Music Teachers Association of California and Suzuki Association of the Americas

Music Together at the Beach

Celebrating 19 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 5and the grownups who love 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!

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

Join in the fun and attend one of their wonderful My Gym classes or call to set up a play date for your play group.

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

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

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 1-12). 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 Kids! Discovery Camp at El Dorado Nature Center

Preschool and youth camps and classes.

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

For details and contact information, see STEM.

Ocean Institute

Interactive exhibits, marine life, touch tanks, tallship sails and whale watching cruises, plus presentations and Sunday tours aboard the tallship Pilgrim and summer camps.

Ocean Institute Summer Camps

Campers can explore the local tidepools, kayak around Dana Point Harbor, search for whales off the coast, or set sail for adventure on their tall ship, Spirit of Dana Point.

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.

Open School

The Open School is Orange County’s first and only democratic free school. Instead of curriculum and classes, students learn through life and democracy. Instead of teachers, they learn from everyone.

Orange Coast College Community Education

Visit their website for events and classes.

Orange Community Services

www.cityoforange.org

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

Orange Libraries Taft Branch

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 2-7 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, 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.

Paramount Library

Tuesday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 1-5 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.

Parties By Erin & Co.

With more than 15 years of experience, Parties By Erin and her team of talented performers can make your child’s dream a reality. What sets them apart from the rest? They custom-build every party according to your theme and age group, so they grow with your child each year.

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.

Pillars Academy

Pillars Academy, serving Infant through Kindergarten students, provides a nurturing environment, one-on-one individualized attention, and the skills needed to excel at every developmental stage.

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

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

Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8), 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

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

Special events are offered monthly for families with children whose developmental abilities fall on the Autism Spectrum.

Pretend City Children’s Museum Parties

Exciting and engaging parties for children (infant-8). With a variety of packages and customized offerings, your child’s party is sure to be memorable and unique.

Professional Teams/Players Camps

Professional teams and players camps for boys and girls.

Queen Mary

Transport yourself back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, the Queen Mary is now a full-service hotel, historical landmark and entertainment venue.

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, 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.

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.

Rossmoor Swim School and Children’s Center

Specializing in children’s swimming lessons since 1965. Their goal is to have children enjoy their swimming experience. They use a gentle approach considering the emotional, psychological and physical well being of the children.

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

Santa Ana College – Youth Basketball Camp (8-12).

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 Rock

School of Rock’s performance-based camps (7-17) incorporate songs, performing, musical games/activities, and team building exercises as a way to teach music theory, and how to rock out as a real band! They group students based on age and skill set into a band of their own. With the guidance of the School of Rock instructors kids […]

SchoolGuide Spring/Summer 2017

Check out some of the best schools and tutoring services in Long Beach Metro and Orange County.

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.

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 day 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 (grades K-9) can dabble in programming and art when they attend one- to two-hour workshops featuring Arduino Gemma and other tech activities.

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 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.

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 Community Services

www.cityofsignalhill.org

Signal Hill Public Library

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

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 Los Angeles and Orange counties, visit: www.bicyclela.org and 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 – Youth Theater Production Programs

Theatre acting camps for kids and teens (grades 3-12) can include: voice, movement, character development, improv, combat, playwriting, audition techniques and more, taught by experienced, professional artists.

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 Academy

Academy director and coach Mitch Bridge and USC men’s head coach Peter Smith, both LBSU alums, run the world-class SC Tennis Academy, complete with an elite-level junior academy!

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. Hedwig School

Serving students from TK-8th grade, St. Hedwig School strives to develop the whole child, one who is academically competitive and who demonstrates good character grounded in Catholic values.

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

Stephen C. Kim, DDS, MSD, APC and Raymond M. Sugiyama, DDS MS

For over thirty years, their practice has successfully helped residents of Orange and Los Angeles counties in achieving the smile of their dreams. Doctors Kim and Sugiyama, along with a friendly and caring staff, are committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a professional and comfortable environment.

Stowell Learning Center

“Hope and Real Solutions for Learning and Attention Challenges.” These include: dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit, Executive Function, processing skills, Autism Spectrum Disorders, reading, writing, spelling and math.

Stowell Learning Center

“Hope and Real Solutions for Learning and Attention Challenges.” These include: dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit, Executive Function, processing skills, Autism Spectrum Disorders, reading, writing, spelling and math. Locations in Irvine and Chino.

Studio Art Instruction

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

Summer Food Programs

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

T.E.A.M. Science Summer Camp

Six-day learning adventure for students grades K-12 featuring hands-on math, science and technology activities led by industry professionals. July 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29.

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 Isle Entertainment Inc.

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.

Tem’s Amazing Tennis presents Summer Camp at Lakewood Country Club

Check out summer tennis camp at Lakewood Tennis Center, hosted by Tem’s Amazing Tennis! This camp is for kids (8+), from the introductory level to advanced.

The Brain Hub

The Brain Hub is a learning center where they feed and exercise the brain through monthly brain stimulating workshops for children featuring educational games, puzzles, brain teasers, and STEM activities that aim to exercise the brain.

The Brain Hub

The Brain Hub is a learning center where they feed and exercise the brain. They do this through educational games and activities that require hands-on engagement from each child. They also offer monthly tutoring packages as well as a Homework Help package.

The Bubble Rollers Emerald Isle Entertainment Inc.

The original Bubble Rollers (the premier product-line from Emerald Isle Entertainment) 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; they are approved by OC Parks, California PTA and Compliance Depot for all schools, churches and public events.

The Hebrew Academy Mommy and Me

Mommy and Me, a weekly group for moms with children, age newborn to 3 years, is a great way to meet moms from Orange County and Long Beach.

The Reptile Zoo

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

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 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 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.”

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 28th 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 all ages and skill levels with special needs. 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

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 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 local clubs and membership opportunities.

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+).

Valley Christian Schools

At Valley Christian you’ll find an inescapable link between excellence in education and a Biblical Worldview. Students enjoy outstanding training in fine arts, sports, honors and AP courses (with unparalleled pass rates), and STEM, including award-winning robotics.

Valter Paiva’s Junior Tennis Programs and Camps

Year-round tennis for adults and juniors of all levels. Programs include: After-School Lessons, School Vacation Camps, full and half days (see Camps), private lessons, fast-action adult clinics, doubles round robin, 10 and Under Tennis Program and Junior Team Tennis.

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

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 Birthday Parties

Vans Skatepark is a great place to have a birthday party. The skatepark has a few different party packages to choose fromsome even include private lesson.

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

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Offers a range of courses and master classes in the performing arts for young people. A faculty of professional artists design and lead the courses.

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.

Westerly School of Long Beach

Westerly School is the only independent, non-sectarian school serving kindergarten through grade eight in Long Beach. Westerly’s mission is to develop each child’s full potential intellectually, emotionally, morally, and physically through a balanced curriculum connecting the core academic courses to the arts, foreign language, and physical education.

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, noon – 7 p.m.; Wednesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday

Whittier Libraries Sorenson

Monday – Tuesday,11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 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.

WhoTats

WhoTats are temporary tattoos that keep your children safe whenever they’re out and about: at camp, the beach, amusement park, museum, zoo, play date, etc.

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 include child-care, fitness, teen clubs, day and resident camps, youth sports, aquatics and gymnastics. Parent/child programs are also offered to promote companionship between parents and their children.

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

YMCA of Greater Long Beach, through its seven branches, serves the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens, Bellflower, Paramount, Cerritos, Artesia, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach and Big Bear. The Y offers swim lessons, child care, after-school programs, camps (see Camps), group exercise, teen activities, sports, family programs and more.

Yorba Linda Library

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

Young Scientists Camp at CSULB

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

Youth Choirs

List of local international youth choirs.

Youth Science Center

Summer science program (grades K-8) runs June 5 – July 7.

Youth Theater Production Programs

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