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· Fairmont Schools

March 14, 2022

Orange County – Founded in 1953 by a family of educational pioneers, Fairmont Schools Preschool – 12th grade program cultivates ingenuity, diversity, and curiosity. Fairmont students are top performers throughout Orange County, including in STEM subjects and foreign languages, and flourish in athletics and the arts. Read More

· Adventure City

February 10, 2022

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

October 18, 2021

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

· Art Steps

August 1, 2021

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

Arts and Learning Summer Programs

· Arts & Learning Conservatory

June 1, 2022

Costa Mesa – Enroll your child now for classes in acting, singing, instrumental music, media and dance! Programs include: Exploratory Theater (grades K-3); Vocal Workshop (grades 4-6); Beginning Acting (grades 4-6); Teen Voice (grades 7-12); Intro to Tap (age 10+); and Intro to Improv (ages 9+). Read More

· Best Parties By Erin & Co.

October 22, 2021

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

Blue Submarine Biology Programs

· Blue Submarine

June 1, 2022

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 Biology Programs

· Blue Submarine Parties

June 1, 2022

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

· Burgess Cotillion

February 3, 2022

Long Beach – 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

· Chang Orthodontics

May 4, 2022

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

· Children’s Home Society of California

June 1, 2022

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

· Dreams for Schools

January 24, 2022

Virtual – Dreams for Schools offers, fun, interactive, and hands-on STEM classes for all grade levels. Classes are designed to be challenging and rewarding no matter your student’s age, experience, and awareness about STEM. Read More

· EduCare Preschools of Lakewood

March 9, 2022

Lakewood – EduCare Preschool of Lakewood is a private preschool, and accepts 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

· First Field Farm, Inc. – Horseback Riding

February 7, 2022

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

July 7, 2022

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

· Fun on the Farm – Animal Parties

March 24, 2022

Serving Southern California – Have a party your child and their friends will never forget! Fun critters––sheep, goat, chicken, a mini cow and pony––can can come your next event or birthday party. Animals are safely set up in a pen and guests can pet and feed the animals––even ride the pony.  Read More

· Garlington Orthodontics for Children and Adults

May 4, 2022

Long Beach – Dr. Garlington is a top 1% provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. At Garlington Orthodontics, you are always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome when you set foot in their office. They take pride in providing the best care in both a friendly and comfortable environment. Read More

· Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

October 22, 2021

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

· Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

May 3, 2022

Lakewood – Academic classes, art, baseball and softball, basketball, summer camps, dance, flag football, horseback riding, martial arts, music and musical theater,, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, volleyball and more. -3/”>Read More

· Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

July 21, 2022

Lakweood – Programs include Academic classes (math and reading development), art, baseball and softball, basketball, summer camp, dance (ballet/tap, Polynesian, hip hop, jazz and tap and ballet club), flag football, horseback riding, martial arts (karate), music (drums, guitar, ukulele, piano, musical theater, and drama club), soccer, swim instruction, tennis, and volleyball. Read More

· Lil’ Chef School

October 22, 2021

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

February 21, 2022

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

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

October 22, 2021

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

· My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

June 23, 2022

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 martial arts classes. Read More

· Oakwood Academy Schools

January 25, 2022

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

May 4, 2022

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

· Rise Up Athletics

October 22, 2021

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

October 4, 2021

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, party packages and seasonal camps. Read More

· Sandie Mercer Ranch at Lakewood Equestrian Center

August 2, 2021

Lakewood – Private and group instruction (6+) for Western, English and Jumping. Beginner – advanced lessons can be arranged to fit your schedule. Lessons are available six days a week on your horse or theirs. Summer camps are also offered, plus scout groups earning merit badges. Read More

· Sewing Lab Los Alamitos

October 22, 2021

Los Alamitos – A fun, three-hour sewing party, where party go-ers learn how to safely use a sewing machine, and sew their own party favor – a reversible tote bag or a stuffed animal. Read More

· Shared Science

October 22, 2021

Greater Long Beach – STEM programs include Early Engineers, Rad Robotics, Team-Based Coding, Custom Parties and After-School Programs for Learning Pods and Micro Learning Sites. Programs are offered in-person, online or in a hybrid style. Read More

· Skateboarding Parties with Skatedogs

October 22, 2021

Various Locations – Skatedogs comes to your home with portable ramps and rails to create a custom skatepark for a one-of-a-kind birthday party. Guests can ride ramps and get skateboarding tips from an experienced instructor. Read More

· Skatedogs Skateboarding Classes & Camps

October 22, 2021

Various Locations – After-school and weekend classes in skateboarding, plus seasonal camps. Kids (5-13) make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have fun – all in Skatedogs’ private skatepark. They also offer private lessons and birthday parties.  Read More

· Stratford School

March 14, 2022

Mission Viejo – Intentionally balanced cur­riculum challenges students and accelerates achievement. Their ever-evolving, STEAM-based curriculum ensures students develop the diverse set of creative talents they’ll need in today’s world. Stratford helps students discover and define their passions through a variety to extracurricular activities, personal development and enrichment that prepares students to become tomorrow’s creative problem-solvers, innovators, and confident leaders. Read More

· Tennis Anyone

February 25, 2022

Various Locations – For the past 25 years Tennis Anyone has proudly offered year round tennis lessons to communities throughout Southern California, including Alhambra, Arcadia, Brea, Chino Hills, Corona, Diamond Bar, Eastvale, Huntington Beach, and Yorba Linda. Summer Camps are offered too! Read More

· Urban Workshop

August 10, 2022

Costa Mesa – These are no ordinary STEM classes, more like old school shop classes that combine new technology and traditional skills. Learn skills like bicycle mechanics, soldering, laser cutting, silk screening, metal fabrication, woodworking, and more. Read More

· Westerly School of Long Beach

October 21, 2021

Long Beach – Westerly School is the only independent, co-educational elementary/middle school in the Long Beach area, serving students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. They develop the whole child through a challenging and stimulating program in an inclusive and diverse community. Read More

49er Youth Sports Camp at CSULB

May 4, 2022

Long Beach – All-sports camp for boys and girls ages 5-13, includes instruction in a variety of sports, such as archery, basketball, gymnastics, bowling, soccer, softball, hockey, tennis, golf, volleyball, dance, physical fitness, track & field, and swim lessons. June 20 – July 15 and July 18 – August 12, Monday – Friday, 1-5 p.m. Read More

5 Easy Ways to Incorporate STEM at Home

January 24, 2022

National STEM Day is on November 8! The day inspires kids to explore their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. And guess what parents, STEM education can happen right at home! Check out these 5 easy ways to include STEM learning on a daily basis.

6 PLACES TO PET FARM ANIMALS NEAR LA & ORANGE COUNTY

August 5, 2021

Introduce your toddler to farm animals in the most child-friendly way.  Visit one of the eight great opportunities in LA and Orange County, where your young animal lover will get a chance to view, pet, feed – maybe even ride (ponies) – some of the barnyard bunch.

Acting Out Summer Camps

April 26, 2022

Long Beach – Campers (ages 7-17) celebrate creativity through a series of drama skills workshops and ensemble building. Areas of focus may include improvisation, scene study, monologue, voice over, song and dance, stage combat, and more. At the end of the week, campers take the stage to perform what they have learned and created! June 20-24, July 11-15 and August 8-12. Read More

Adventure Awaits! YMCA of Orange County Summer Day Camps

March 2, 2022

Orange County – Find your child’s best summer adventure at the Y! This summer, travel through history and create the future with Adventures in Time Travel Summer Day Camps or pack your bags for a week of fun with YMCA Overnight Camps at Camp Elk or Camp Oakes! A variety of specialty camps are also offered, including Esports Camp for the gamer in the family. Read More

Adventure City

February 10, 2022

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

Art Steps

March 2, 2022

Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda – Fine art camps, offered in half-day options. Children (ages 4 and up) explore media, such as cartooning, clay, 3D perspective and beyond; while teens of all levels enjoy in-depth focus on figure drawing and portraiture, Anime fine points and much more. Read More

Bay Shore Church Vacation Bible School 2022

March 2, 2022

Long Beach – Kids (ages 4 and up) are invited to join Bay Shore Church for a fun-filled week that includes vocal choir, handbells/chimes, dance, visual arts and crafts, games, special activities, Bible story time, and more as you learn more about our Creator who loves us and everyone in this Great Big Beautiful World. Read More

Bionerds Summer Camps

March 2, 2022

Orange County – Campers (grades K-6) 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 several years in a row, since 2015. Read More

Camp at the Merage JCC

July 1, 2022

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 and TK-11th grade are held June 6 – August 19. Read More

Camp Discovery at Discovery Cube

March 2, 2022

Orange County – Camp Discovery is Discovery Cube’s popular summer STEM camp designed for kids in grades K-5. Educators inspire campers with illuminating, hands-on science education including playful experiments, though-provoking science challenges, and group projects that foster confidence and leadership skills. Read More

Camp Komaroff Summer Day Camp at the Alpert JCC

March 2, 2022

Long Beach – Since 1960, Camp Komaroff at Alpert JCC has helped children (TK-5th Grade)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! June 27 – August 22. Read More

Children's Home Society of California

Children’s Home Society of California

February 15, 2022

CHS can help families find child care and help income-eligible families pay for child care. They also serve as a coordinating link for child care and child development services. Parents can obtain free information on child-care options that meet 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

Corky Carroll’s Surf School – Summer Surf Camp

July 1, 2022

SOLD OUT – Huntington Beach – Corky Carroll’s Surf School has provided a fun surfing experience for over 25 years. Campers (ages 4 and up) learn ocean safety and surfing fundamentals. Experienced teens (ages 10 and up) can surf with friends in a supervised setting. Pick the camp that’s right for your family and watch your kid’s surfing evolve from beginner to ripper. June 6 – August 26. Read More

Dreams for Schools – Virtual STEM Camps

March 2, 2022

Virtual – Dreams for Schools offers online classes with live instruction this summer for children and teens (1st-12th grades) that give them a chance to explore STEM and technology through hands-on engineering projects, website development, mobile app creation, and more! Read More

El Dorado Nature Center

November 3, 2021

Long Beach – Family and kids’ workshops, art and science classes, family night walks, museum, gift shop and bird-watching on a 102-acre site, with more than two miles of trails, two lakes and a stream featuring California native plants.Read More

Fairmont Schools – Summer Programs 2022

March 2, 2022

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. June 6 – August 5. Grades K-12. Read More

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

July 7, 2022

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

Ideas on How to Throw the Ultimate Art Party!

March 2, 2022

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! 

Kamp at The Klub – Gymnastics Camp for Kids

May 24, 2022

Los Angeles – Designed for ages 5 and above, Klub Kampers will have a blast with days packed full of gymnastics, exciting games and so much more! Kamp will not only be fun for your child but will assist in developing athletic skills, confidence and discipline. Weekly themed sessions, June 13 – September 9. Read More

Kiddy Camp at The Hebrew Academy

March 2, 2022

Huntington Beach – At Kiddy Camp, children (ages 2-4) are provided a rich program in summer fun and Jewish culture. There is swimming for ages 3-4 in their in-ground, covered 20’x40′ pool, plus music, movement, art, water/sand play, cooking/baking, and themed days. June 20 – August 12, 2022. Read More

KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps in Los Angeles

March 3, 2022

Various Locations – Children (ages 4-14) develop critical skills and learn the value of teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, creative and safe environment in STEM, Arts, Sports & Combo Camps. Led by professional instructors who are passionate about teaching and child development, KidzToPros camps help your child get the most out of their summer. $50 KidzToPros discount code inside! Read More

LA Galaxy Soccer Camps

May 5, 2022

LA & Orange County – Players (ages 6-16, boys and girls) of all levels and abilities learn and improve basic soccer skills with professional coaches. Campers challenge themselves with camp games, ball mastery, and tactical instruction. June 13 – August 18. Read More

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