Seize your summer! Aliso Viejo Parks and Recreation offers many fun, unique and diverse summer camps for kids, ages 3-14. These full- and half-day camps feature sports, adventure, arts, aquatics, music and dance, STEM, interactive learning and a new Lunch Bunch option.
Youth & Family Programs
Kids University at Alpert JCC is open to grades K-8 and provides transportation to the center from Long Beach area schools. Homework assistance, access to the computer lab and swimming pool, and classes in sports, visual arts, Judaic studies, science and more are offered.
Your kids grow up fast, but Scouting help parents make the most of the time you have together. Family fun and adventure await with camping, hiking, learning, leadership and so much more.
City of Costa Mesa Park and Community Services presents Camp Mini Explorers, June 24 – August 2, for ages 3-4 and 4-5. Drop-in recreation program Summer R.O.C.K.S is available June 24 – August 23 at several locations.
Offers Atlantis Play Center, a fully enclosed and gated four-acre playground; summer Splash Pad; 10-week Summer Day Camp with extended hours; Counselor-In-Training program for teens; new archery program for youth; Summer Concerts; more!
By participating in Girl Scouts’ age-appropriate, girl-led activities, your girl will do more than she ever thought she could: from zip-lining through pine forests to developing apps for good. Today, girls are dreamers, makers, and innovators… girls possess the power and the skills to make the world a better place.
Year-round program for girls (grades K-12) focusing on academic achievement, life skills, and personal development. After-school and vacation camp programs include educational enrichment, economic literacy, college prep, career and life planning, health and fitness, leadership and character development, personal safety, STEM and more.
Free, weekday program provides homework help, computer bank, comfortable work spaces, and lending library; tutoring program; guided Learning and life skills include Creative Cooking, Manners Talk and Money Counts; Math and Science Center; Arts Clubs; back-to-school prep day and more.
ARC after-school program, tween after school program, youth sports (basketball, volleyball, football and indoor soccer), specialty day summer camp, Itty Bitty day camp (see Camps), Tween day camp, and Signal Hill day camp.
Programs and camps for kids ages 5-18 offer guidance in good citizenship, leadership and life skills. STEM, civic engagement, healthy living, and leadership opportunities, such as becoming a camp counselor or teen leader are offered.
Local Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapters match adult volunteers with kids facing adversity to provide supported, one-to-one mentoring.
Boys and girls participate in outdoor and badge-related activities, such as camping and hiking, plus learning survival and life skills.
Supervised activities (ages 5-18) are offered after school and during school vacations which include crafts, field trips, homework help, career development, dance classes, sports, teen programs, leadership groups, clubs, community service, and before and after-school care.
Camp Fire offers traditional after-school clubs. Summer, fall, and winter camps are also offered.
Adult mentors, Bigs, are matched with Littles, at-risk youth, who meet one-to-one, from four to eight hours per month (at least two times per month) during the course of a minimum one-year period. Activities are determined by each mentoring pair and typically include: museums, movies, help with homework, Dodger games, sports, playing in the park, hiking, outings for ice cream, help with chores, etc.
Girls (5-17) participate in a collection of activities and experiences in arts, STEM, financial literacy, community involvement, healthy living, safety, the outdoors, leadership and career exploration.
Local branches offer programs that match boys and girls with adult mentors who provide friendship and guidance. Additional programs include residential summer camps for both Jewish and non-denominational campers in grades 4-10, teen workshops, as well as college counseling and guidance.
After-school enrichment classes, full-day and half-day preschool (ages 0-5), youth sports programs, theatre programs and summer camps.
Year-round program for at-risk youth (ages 5-17) that is sponsored by local police departments. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, computers, community service, homework help and field trips.
Middle and high school at-risk students are matched with a volunteer for one-on-one academic mentoring at supervised locations in Long Beach and surrounding areas.