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.
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.
Explore a variety of sciences with Space Camp at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. This year’s summer camp themes are Robotics and Makerspace, and include lots of fun, hands-on activities for ages 8-9 and 10-12. Registration opens April 4.
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!
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.
Located on the hills overlooking Irvine Regional Park, the IROEC offers summer camp, STEM camp, and recreational activities for individuals, schools, youth organizations and families. Activities include zip line, shooting sports, challenge courses, climbing wall, hiking and swimming. ACA Accredited.
Beat the heat in the Lil’ Chefs cool kitchen! Whether your child likes to bake, create, roast, sauté, fry or just blend, they have a camp for all interests. Monthly early bird discount deadlines offered, check their website for details.
Exciting two-week summer dance camp for ages 5-11 (no previous dance training required). The experienced faculty offers classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, hip hop, pre-pointe and crafts. The program runs Monday – Friday, July 27 – August 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and concludes with a final performance on August 7.
Experience the most creative combination of courses all taught by enthusiastic and entertaining teaching artists at the historic Muckenthaler in two exciting art camps.
Dive into Summer Fun at Ocean Institute Camps, June 22 – August 14. Activities include whale watching, kayaking, tall ship sailing, underwater remote operated vehicle challenges, crafts and games, and more! Before and after care are available to provide flexibility and accommodate busy schedules.
Small group instruction in riding and vaulting (gymnastics on horseback). Each camper has a horse to care for during the week. Horsemanship skills are taught by qualified instructors.
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.
Weekly summer camps are held Monday – Friday, morning or afternoon sessions.Hand sewing ages 6 and up, machine sewing for ages 9 and up (machines provided). Hand sewers complete craft projects. Machine sewers create simple clothing or crafts.
Kids make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have fun at Skatedogs’ school-break skateboarding camps offered in conjunction with local recreation departments. They also offer after-school and weekend classes, private lessons and birthday parties.
Vans Skatepark in Orange offers free monthly skate clinics and multiple clinics during the summer break. Instruction is offered for beginner to intermediate street skateboarders, ages 6-16, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Space is limited and attendees must register in advance.
Spend two weeks doing hands-on science investigations. Students (entering grades 2-8 and HS girls) do experiments and projects in CSULB college science laboratories. This year’s topics include: Habitat Hunters, Science is All Fun & Games, Once Upon a Crime Scene (CSI), Engineering the Human Body, and HS girl’s Get a Charge out of Physics. July 13-24, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
A unique experience where campers learn how the animal care team rehabilitates their seal and sea lion patients through a series of mock-activities including weighing fish, preparing fish smoothies, cleaning pens and learning the art of marine mammal rescue.
Build a custom summer schedule, picking from over 200 classes that include swimming, arts, athletics, cooking, martial arts, music, computers , math, writing and more.
Camps where the whole family attends together to enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, arts and crafts, campfires, and more. Camps range from 3-7 days and include lodging.
Fountain Valley Community Services offers summer programming for kids (ages 3-13) and teens (12-18). Camps include science and tech topics (coding, video game design, chemistry and more), book publishing, cooking, escape rooms and more!