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Youth & Family Programs

Alpert Jewish Community Center

Alpert JCC offers a variety of youth programs that include vacation-break camps, preschool, Kids University after-school program, swim lessons and swim team, youth water polo, adaptive aquatics, martial arts, kids’ night out programs, birthday parties and rentals, plus lots more. Visit for more information.

City of Aliso Viejo Recreation & Community Services

With endless options of camps to choose from, there’s something for everyone this summer! City of Aliso Viejo Recreation & Community Services is excited to offer campers a chance to soak up even more fun with their new City Day Camp option, your favorites from last summer, and tons of new options. Let the adventure begin!

Garden Grove Parks and Recreation

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!

Girl Scouts of Los Angeles

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.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Programs include: academic classes, baseball/softball, basketball, camps, dance, family events, flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, ice skating, ice hockey, martial arts, music, parties, skateboarding, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, tutoring, volleyball and more!

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Academics, archery, arts, baseball (T-ball), basketball (free coed leagues), boating and sailing classes, cooking, no-cost drop-in after-school programs, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, cultural, parent/me), gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music (piano, guitar, drums, glee, parent/me), parties (at Leeway Sailing Center), skateboarding, ice skating, hockey, soccer, swimming (recreational, lessons, parent/me, diving), teen centers, tennis, theater… View Article

YMCA of Orange County

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of  Orange County serves the community through six Health and Wellness Centers (Diamond Bar, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport-Mesa), two program centers (Rancho Mission Viejo, Yorba Linda/Placentia), an aquatics and soccer complex (Santa Ana), resident camp (Wrightwood, CA), numerous… View Article

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.

Boy Scouts of America – Scouting BSA

Boys and girls participate in outdoor and badge-related activities, such as camping and hiking, plus learning survival and life skills.

Boys and Girls Club

Supervised activities are offered after school and during school vacations for children 5-18 including 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

Camp Fire offers traditional after-school clubs. Seasonal camps are offered during the summer, fall, and winter.

Girl Scouts of Orange County

Program for girls grades K-12 designed to hone skills in the STEM fields, the outdoors, life, and entrepreneurship. Participating girls join a troop that meets 1-2 times a month, and together they unleash the Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader (G.I.R.L.) in every girl through engaging activities and outings.

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Year-round programs centered around health, education, and independence for girls (grades K-12). After-school and vacation camps programs available.

Police Activities League (PAL)

Year-round program for children and teens (ages 5-17) that is sponsored by local police departments. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, computers, community service, homework help and field trips.

Power 4 Youth

Middle and high school students are matched with a volunteer for one-on-one academic mentoring at supervised locations in Long Beach and surrounding areas.


Programs for the entire family include child-care, fitness, teen clubs, food programs, day and resident camps, youth sports, STEM programs, aquatics and gymnastics. Parent/child programs (grades K+) are also offered to promote companionship between parents and their children.