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All Camps

Acting Out

Save your drama for Acting Out! Celebrates creativity through drama skills workshops, ensemble building, song, movement, improv, scene study, stage combat, monologue and so much more. Sibling discount and package options available – ask for details.


Bionerds offers one-day or weekly camps from half-day to full-day, during school breaks, including summer. The camps are jam-packed with fun and hands-on biology activities for children (grades K-8) throughout Orange County.

Camp Komaroff at the Alpert JCC

Camps for grades K-9 are offered during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and school holidays, including Veterans Day, MLK Jr. Day, Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents Day.

El Dorado Nature Center Fall and Winter Workshops

Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories, songs, and outdoor exploration. Check out these fall and winter-break workshops.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Take part in amazing all-girl outdoor and high-adventure experiences combining fun, learning and leadership at Girl Scout adventure camps in the fall and winter. One-day events and weekend overnight experiences are open to all girls in grades K-12 (including non-Girl Scouts) – some events also welcome parents and family members!

Gryphon Fencing and Fitness Studio

Vacation-break camps will teach your child the sport of fencing. In the popular Go Medieval camp, kids learn archery, fencing and build a working catapult. Camps offer the chance to have fun, meet new friends, learn new skills and build confidence.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

Camps are offered during spring, summer and winter vacation breaks, including Thanksgiving week; Tuesday – Friday. Children of all ages can enjoy a day of camp with hands-on arts and crafts, music, dance, games, and overall emphasis on learning solid skills and fundamentals in sports and gymnastics.

Rise Up Athletics Day Camps

Rise Up Athletics offers exciting seasonal in-house day camps for children ages 4 years and up. With flexible options either for the day-to-day camper or the full week, your child will enjoy instructional gymnastics along with arts, crafts, games and much more. 

Sandie Mercer Ranch at Lakewood Equestrian Center

Holiday weekly extended lesson program at Sandie Mercer Ranch for ages 7-17. Learn all about horses: leading, grooming, bathing, parts of saddle and bridle, breed types, colors and markings, plus horseback riding two times daily. Weekly sessions, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enrollment is limited.

Sewing Lab Los Alamitos

Fun and friendly sewing camp for boys and girls (2nd grade and up). Never sewn before? No problem! They’ll start your child off with basic machine safety and do some practice sewing together.


Kids make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have fun at Skatedogs’ school-break skateboarding camps offered in conjunction with the recreation departments.They also offer after-school and weekend classes, private lessons and birthday parties.

Vans Skatepark Holiday Skate Clinics

Vans Skatepark in Orange, a 40,000-square-foot facility, offers two Holiday Clinics on Saturday, December 14 and 21. Instruction is offered for beginner to advanced street skateboarders, ages 6-16. Pizza lunch is included. Free. Space is limited.

Lil’ Chefs – Winter Baking and Savory Camp

Join Lil’ Chefs for a four-day camp, where participants (ages 5+) will bake up some fun, holiday dishes! They’ll learn proper baking techniques, knife skills, how to follow a recipe, and work as a team to complete each dish. Lil’ Chefs will get to enjoy what they make in class. 

Recreation Department Camps

List of 10 local recreation departments offering day camps during school vacations, including fall, winter and spring breaks.

Youth Group Camps

Boys and Girls Clubs, Camp Fire and YMCAs offer camps during vacation breaks.