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Acting Out Summer Camps

March 18, 2019

Long Beach – Acting Out is for campers, ages 7-16. They challenge every camper according to their comfort level. At the end of each session they record a showcase and send it to the parents to watch safely from home! Full or half days, June 21-25, July 12-16, and August 9-13. Read More

Adventure City

January 21, 2019

Anaheim – Adventure City is guaranteed to entertain young families, with 17 exciting rides and attractions, including the Drop Zone, a 50-foot free-fall tower and the all new Rewind Racers roller coaster. Great for birthday parties, too! Read More

Adventure City

January 21, 2020

Anaheim – Play in Adventure City as long as you like; enjoy one-hour in the whimsical Party Station eating pizza and other treats served by your own party hostess; take a private train ride with your child as the engineer, and much more. Read More

Applied Music Studio

May 2, 2019

Los Alamitos – Enhance your child’s (3+) education by trying a FREE lesson at Applied Music Studio! They offer instruction in viola, violin, voice, piano, guitar, drums, woodwinds and theory, as well as a Keyboard for Kids program, all taught by degreed professionals; also, lessons for jazz, orchestra and choir preparation. Read More

AQUATICS: Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

March 13, 2019

Long Beach – Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine will offer summer Learn to Swim programs, including Levels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5-6, 6, Parent and Child, Pre-K, and Preschool.

Art Steps

March 12, 2019

Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda – Fine art camps, offered in half-day options. Children explore media, such as cartooning, clay, 3D perspective and beyond; while teens of all levels enjoy in-depth focus on figure drawing and portraiture, painting, Anime fine points and much more. Read More

Art Steps

March 12, 2019

Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda – Birthday parties or scout classes at Art Steps are fun, mini art classes. Each child proudly brings home a beautiful, finished drawing in crayon, marker or pastel, as a party favor or as work toward an art badge. Read More

Art Steps

December 4, 2018

Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda – Classes, using a range of media, such as pastel, color pencils, marker, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, oil and more, include Anime and Cartooning, Cartoon Clay, Faces and Figures, and more. Camps and birthday party packages also available. Read More

Aviation Summer Camp at Long Beach Airport

July 7, 2021

Long Beach – Students (ages 9-13) will gain a deeper understanding of the field of aviation through a wide range of fun activities including designing paper and balsa planes, flying simulators and R/C planes, and taking field trips to airport resources. Campers will also build confidence, hear from aviation experts, tour airport facilities, and meet new friends! Read More

Best Parties By Erin & Co.

March 20, 2020

Face Painting, balloons, characters and magicians. Relays, obstacle courses, games and specialty parties. No child is too young or too old and no event is too large or too small for these party planning experts! Read More

Best. Party. Ever. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

March 7, 2019

Signal Hill – Every party is a perfectly planned celebration created especially for the birthday child with unique song and game requests made prior to the occasion. Their party specialists will design an unforgettable birthday bash your whole family will treasure. And all their parties feature nonstop action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs, and more! Perfect for kids ages 1-13 years! Read More

Bionerds

April 5, 2019

Orange County – Fun, hands-on biology workshops for kids in grades K-8 in many cities throughout Orange County. They offer after-school, in-class, homeschool, camps, party, field trips, and Girl Scouts programs. Read More

Bionerds Summer Camps

May 6, 2021

Orange County – Camps cover vast topics of biology, including insects, plants, humans, animals, microorganisms, genetics and many more. Bionerds is honored to be chosen Best Science Camps in Orange County by many organizations for years in a row since 2015. Read More

Blue Submarine

January 30, 2020

Various Locations – The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. They can also bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to a birthday party, school program or special event. Read More

Blue Submarine

January 19, 2020

The Blue Submarine offers fun, educational adventures in marine biology. They bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to your birthday party or special event. English/Spanish bilingual programs also available. Read More

Build-Your-Own Toddler Summer Camp at Home!

July 20, 2021

Summer is here and school is out! Camps are booked for the older kids, but wait…what am I going to do with my little ones that are not old enough to attend summer camp? Good news is, there are plenty of easy and fun things you can do to give your toddlers and preschoolers a summer camp-like experience at home. Here are 3 of our top summer activities that will encourage your child to play, learn, and get messy!

Burgess Cotillion

January 31, 2019

Long Beach – Back Starting September 27! Kids (8-18) learn social dancing and manners in eight monthly Monday classes. Foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango, rumba, cha cha, line dancing – you name it, Burgess Cotillion teaches it! Every class also includes refreshments, games, prizes, and manners every kid needs to know. Read More

Camp Aliso Viejo – City of Aliso Viejo Recreation & Community Services

May 6, 2019

Aliso Viejo – With over 140 camps and activities to choose from, they’ve got something for everyone to enjoy. Choose from a diverse collection of camps that promise to keep kids moving, creating, performing, and discovering. The new City Day Camp offers a full-day of fun that includes a weekly trip to the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center and a weekly excursions. Read More

Camp at the Merage JCC

March 31, 2021

Irvine – Camp at the Merage JCC is all about fun and friendships. Through sports, arts, outdoor adventure, cooking and aquatics, your camper will build lifelong friendships, independence, and self-esteem. Sessions for preschoolers – grade 11 are held June – August. Read More

Camp Galileo

May 6, 2021

Various Locations – At Camp Galileo, kids experience all the epic fun of traditional summer camp. They play games, participate in silly traditions, wear crazy costumes and lots more. But along the way, they also learn something powerful. They learn how to innovate. Sessions are offered for students in Pre-K up to 7th grade and offer weekly unique themes. Read More

Camp Komaroff at the Alpert JCC

March 7, 2019

Long Beach – Since 1960, Camp Komaroff at Alpert JCC has helped children foster meaningful relationships, uncover hidden talents, and develop independence and new skills. Activities include sports in the gym, swimming, arts and crafts, nature projects, STEM activities, cooking, and much more! Read More

Chang Orthodontics

March 2, 2020

Los Alamitos – Drs. Russell Chang and Christine Chung use only proven techniques and technology and tailor treatment for each patient’s specific needs and concerns. They want to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-friendly, fun and cooperative environment, using the right combination of advanced orthodontic technology and a personal touch. Read More

Children’s Home Society of California

February 12, 2020

CHS can help families find child care and help income-eligible families pay for child care. Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs. Additional services include resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting resources.  Read More

Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) Resource and Referral

February 12, 2020

CHS can help families find child care and help income-eligible families pay for child care. Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs. Additional services include resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting resources.  Read More

Connie Wax, LCSW #27430 Individual, Couple, Family and Child Counselor

January 28, 2020

Counselor specializing in therapy for gifted and talented children, adults and their families. Connie is committed to assisting parents in navigating the often rough waters of child rearing. Her own personal experiences, along with 15 years of clinical expertise, make her a unique resource for the community. Connie is certified to facilitate SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) parent groups, too. Read More

Discovery Cube Orange County & Los Angeles

March 8, 2020

Santa Ana & Los Angeles – Discovery Cube is Southern California’s #1 children’s science museum. The Discovery Cube is filled with hands-on science exhibits and STEM activities in themed areas such as, Boeing Rocket Lab, Science of Hockey, Eco Challenge, Inspector Training Course, Healthy Kitchen, Aerial Helicopter Tours and lots more. Read More

EduCare Preschools of Lakewood

March 3, 2020

Lakewood – EduCare Preschools are private preschools, and accept children ages 24 months through Kindergarten. Open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.  They offer an open-door policy and affordable pricing––potty training too! Read More

Educating Young People with Social & Learning Differences with The Help Group

July 13, 2021

The Help Group, a leader in the field of nonpublic special education schools for many decades, is now open for in-person learning! Their schools serve students with neurodevelopmental disorders, learning differences, ADHD, and social-emotional challenges. Join them on Wednesday, July 14th at 10am PDT via Zoom to hear about their unique approach to education and what separates their schools from others.

El Dorado Nature Center

March 8, 2019

Long Beach – Covering 105 acres with two miles of dirt trails and a 1/4 mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas. Special events, workshops, and educational programs offered throughout the year. Read More

Fairmont Schools – Summer Programs 2021

March 2, 2020

Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, North Tustin, San Juan Capistrano – Looking to keep your kids curious, challenged, and connected this summer? Then look no further than Fairmont’s award-winning summer programs, which offer a full line-up of educational programming for every age group –– all within a safe environment which follows rigorous COVID protocols. Read More

First Field Farm Horseback Riding

February 24, 2020

Cerritos – Instruction in English horseback riding and jumping for beginning through advanced students. They are a recognized Riding Academy by the USHJA, and have a trainer that is a USHJA Certified. Private and group lessons. Horses are provided. Read More

Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary

May 1, 2021

Phelan – Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to preserving the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned exotic animals through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Come on by Forever Wild and visit their animal family. They offer group events, field trips, guided tours, and by popular demand, “Exteme Feed” for adults and children! Read More

GIGIL – STEM Subscription Boxes

November 30, 2020

GIGIL STEM Subscription Boxes bring STEM Education to your doorstep. Each box includes up to 5 hands-on STEM activities (with all the supplies to do them!) each month. Jr. Scientists also receive the link to stream a video lesson taught by a credentialed teacher that goes over each STEM concept in the box. Read More

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

February 28, 2019

Norwalk – Have your child’s next birthday party, team party or scouting event at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Packages can include easy or challenging mini golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats, Disk O’ Thrill ride and kiddie train. Read More

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

April 8, 2019

Norwalk – Take a break and have fun at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Enjoy challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats, Disk O’ Thrill ride and kiddie train, plus arcade games, great prizes, snack bar, and party facilities for birthday or team parties. Read More

Grown-Up-And-Me & Early Learning: My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

March 7, 2019

Signal Hill – My Gym Long Beach is the safest place for fun and play! They are open for in-person classes and have greatly enhanced their health and safety protocols. They offer Early Learning PREP classes (for children 2-5 years old), a supplemental educational and physical activity classes designed to impart children with the skills needed to excel in preschool, kindergarten, and beyond. Read More

Ideas on How to Throw the Ultimate Art Party!

July 16, 2021

Throw your mini Picasso the ultimate art party! There’s lots of local art studios that’ll do all the work for you or you can take on the creative challenge of throwing a party at home. Whatever the case, Kidsguide’s got you covered! 

Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio

March 11, 2019

Long Beach – Music therapy for children with developmental disabilities. It can help your child to reach educational/IEP goals, improve communication, improve gross/fine motor skills, express feelings, and improve emotional and affective development. Mention Kidsguide for a free first lesson. Read More

Kiddy Camp at The Hebrew Academy

March 24, 2021

Huntington Beach – At Kiddy Camp, children are provided a rich program in summer fun and Jewish culture. There is swimming for ages 3-4 in their in-ground, covered 20 x 40 pool, plus music, movement, art, water/sand play, cooking/baking, and theme days. Read More

Kids Play Free at Irvine Lanes

June 25, 2021

Irvine Lanes has officially kicked off their Kids Play Free program! The program helps provide a safe, fun, and affordable way for kids and families to spend time this summer. Kids get two free games of bowling every day now through September 30, 2021 from 10am – 5pm. Here’s what you do: Create an account… View Article

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

October 9, 2019

Lakweood – Programs include baseball, basketball, dance, flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music, skateboarding, softball, ice skating, ice hockey, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, tutoring, track and field, and volleyball. Plus, adaptive recreation programming for people with special needs. Read More

Lil’ Chef School

March 13, 2019

Irvine – From Wok on the Wild Side to Cupcake Wars, the Lil’ Chefs parties let parents relax and enjoy the show! You will have the space all to yourself in their customized parties that include everything from invitations to chef hats! Boy Scout Merit Badge, Girl Scouts (Daisy to Senior Scouts), Adventure Guides and programs for other groups are also offered. Read More

Long Beach Ballet Academy

January 23, 2020

Long Beach – The Long Beach Ballet classical ballet academy offers year-round training for ages 4 to adult. Under the artistic direction of David Wilcox, the nationally-recognized academy has graduated students into many major companies around the world, including the San Francisco Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. Read More

Mini Gardeners Summer Camp at Sherman Gardens

April 29, 2021

Corona del Mar – Get ready to get your hands dirty! Learn to grow your own food in the beautiful Sherman Gardens. Garden Educators will introduce you to the tasty plants in the gardens, help you to plant your own delicious mini-garden and teach you the basics of plant care. Read More

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

March 7, 2019

Signal Hill – My Gym Long Beach is the safest place for fun and play! They are open for in-person classes and have greatly enhanced their health and safety protocols. They offer structured, age-appropriate, weekly in-person classes that incorporate relays, games, gymnastics, sports, and more –– plus in-gym karate classes. Read More

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach LIVE

March 7, 2019

Long Beach- As experts in early child development, they understand how pre-kindergarten education impacts children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development. In their commitment to educate the whole child, we now offer the My Gym Preschool Prep Program! Read More

Oakwood Academy Schools

February 9, 2020

Various Locations – Oakwood Academy Schools offer an accelerated academic program with a hands-on approach to learning. Enrichment activities such as karate, swimming, piano, dance and gymnastics are offered. Get $50 off registration fee for new students. Read More

Pediatric Medical Center

February 25, 2020

Long Beach – Comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college with special expertise in: school underachievement and complex diagnostic and management problems. Each physician is active in the education and training of pediatric residents and medical students. Read More

Pretend City Children’s Museum

March 5, 2019

Irvine – Special events are offered monthly for families with children on the autism spectrum or with physical disabilities. These events allow children and their parents/caretakers to play in a sensitive-friendly environment along with other families. Read More

Pretend City Children’s Museum

February 13, 2019

Irvine – Pretend City Museum provides children with access to a city that’s all their own! They can run a UPS Store, grocery shop at Trader Joes, play dentist and doctor at a medical center, fish and race boats, change spark plugs on a race car, run a restaurant, work on a farm, rescue a house on fire and lots more. Read More

Rancho Los Cerritos

February 13, 2019

Long Beach – Rancho Los Cerritos is a historic site that includes an 1844 adobe home, lush gardens, a research library, and rotating exhibits. Special events are held throughout the year, as well as a summer camp for both elementary- and middle school-aged kids. Read More

Rise Up Athletics

February 13, 2020

Los Alamitos – With over 20K square feet of gymnastics equipment and a private party room for refreshments, your child and their friends can enjoy over several hours of active-play in a fun and safe environment. With exciting attractions like astro-jumps, tumbling trampoline, castle playhouse, interactive games/obstacle courses and so much more, your child will enjoy their best birthday party yet! Read More

Rise Up Athletics Gymnastics & Cheer

February 13, 2020

Los Alamitos – Rise Up Athletics offers a variety of programs for all levels, from parent and me classes, gymnastics classes for boys and girls, recreational/cheer tumbling coed classes, gymnastics and acrobatics coed classes, All-Star competitive cheerleading, and seasonal camps. Read More

School of Rock Santa Ana Music Programs

May 12, 2021

Santa Ana – Performance-based teaching techniques are offered in private instruction, online music lessons, and group rehearsals. Students are guided through a step-by-step process towards the ultimate goal of performing in front of a live audience. Instruction is available for all ages and skill levels. Read More