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STEM Camps

Bionerds

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 Invention

Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31/20) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12/20). 6 So Cal locations to choose from!

City of Tustin Parks and Recreation

Summer in Tustin is a crazy fun time with ten whole weeks of camps for kids. At just $144-154 per week, which includes the weekly excursion (Disneyland, LA Zoo, and Whale Watching, just to name a few) it is no wonder that Camp Tustin and Teen Camp fill up, and they fill up fast.

Columbia Memorial Space Center – Space Camp

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.

Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

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.

Young Scientists Camp at CSULB

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.

Fountain Valley Community Services Summer Park Programs

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! 

Huntington Beach Parks and Recreation

Huntington Beach offers weekly day camp at Camp HB hosted by Murdy Park as well as other programs and camps throughout the summer. Kids can enjoy sports, cooking, STEM, ballet, and other camps throughout the summer. They can even learn some Mad Science and conduct experiments or learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Dates, times, and prices vary.

Mission Viejo Recreation

Mission Viejo offers tons of different camps and classes over the summer, with something for everyone to enjoy! Check out their Creative Building Camps (for ages 5-10) and build with LEGOs, or sign up for a whole week at Mission: Camp Adventure and participate in games and activities. Sewing and sports classes are also available. 

Youth Science Center Camp

YSC offers a noteworthy fee-based summer program, with over 100 hands-on STEM classes taught by some of the best math, science, and technology instructors in the East San Gabriel Valley. This camp (grades K-8) runs June 1 – July 2.