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Orange County Summer Camps 2022

Updated for 2022

Parents: it’s time to look for a great Summer Camp for your OC kids. There are so many benefits to sending your kid to Camp, including all the outdoor activities, making new friends, not to mention getting away from screens!

There are dozens of Orange County Summer Camps to choose from, with many specializing in a subject your child may love, like: performing arts, sports, academics, coding, engineering play, STEM, and much more.

No matter which one you choose, your child will get a lot from the camp experience, and you’ll watch their skills develop – even during Summer Break. Take a look at our list of Summer Camps in Orange County and get ready to plan your kids’ Summer fun!

If you’re looking for the Best Summer Camps in Los Angeles, check out our Guide.

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Summer Camps in Orange County

Breakthrough Sports Summer Camp

Type: Camps for Girls, Day Camp, Orange County Camp, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Description:

With more than twenty years of experience developing youth sports programming for professional sports teams (LA Clippers, Kansas City Chiefs, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks), Breakthrough Sports brings its award-winning summer camp series to LA families! Breakthrough Sports camps are inclusive, high-energy camps used to focus on the fundamentals and to help boys and girls of ALL skill levels improve their game. The All-Sports Camp features one day of basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football and baseball in the morning. The afternoon portion of camp will feature water activities including swimming and water sports with certified swim instructors.

Locations: Beverly Hills, Burbank, Malibu, Moorpark, Simi Valley

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ClubSport Camps

Type: Academic, After Care, Arts & Crafts, Before Care, Cooking, Creative, Dance, Day Camp, Maker, Music, Musical Theater, Orange County Camp, Performing Arts, Science, Soccer, Sports, Water Sports

Description:

ClubSport camps keep your child active and engaged during summer break. Sports camps, specialty camps, and themed camps provide fun ways for kids to strengthen their bodies and minds through physical activities, critical thinking exercises, and creative projects. Camps available for ages 3-12 and are open to the public.

Before and After Care: 8am-9am and 4pm-5pm

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Designer Camp

Type: Arts & Crafts, Arts Education, Creative, Day Camp, Design, Fashion, Orange County Camp, Photography, Teen, Virtual Camps & Classes, Visual Arts

Description:

Designer Camp is Southern Californian’s most comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives (ages 11 – 17). Offering unique IN-PERSON & DIGITAL camps in Los Angeles & Orange County. Designer Camp partners with nationally-recognized designers and brands.

LOS ANGELES:
Designer Camp 101: July 11 – 15, 2022
Interior Design Camp: July 18 – 22, 2022
Fashion & Styling Camp: July 25 – 29, 2022
Photography Camp x Leica Akademie: August 1 – 5, 2022

ORANGE COUNTY:
Designer Camp 101: July 18 – 22, 2022
Interior Design Camp: July 25 – 29, 2022

Designer Camp’s mission is to give students a community that helps them cultivate their unique creativity and discover the many career opportunities for their future.
Each day students will receive hands-on instruction from design industry professionals, visit showrooms, retail stores, design houses and businesses that are shaping the design industry. Our design industry professionals and staff are dedicated to mentoring our students on their creative paths, supporting them throughout camp and beyond. Throughout each week of camp, students will work on creating their own personal design portfolio that they can continue to update even after camp.

LOCATIONS:
Los Angeles: Pacific Design Center 750 N San Vicente Blvd,West Hollywood Design District, CA 90069

Orange County: Lido Marina Village 3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

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Fit First Summer Sports Camp

Type: After Care, Before Care, Day Camp, Orange County Camp, Outdoors, Soccer, Sports, Teen

Description:

Our Summer Sports Camp combines fitness & sports, offering a fun way for kids to stay healthy, active, and social over the summer through experimenting with different aspects of fitness – yoga, strength training, sports conditioning, and different sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and even boxing. For all ages and readiness levels, our goal is for kids to have fun, challenge themselves, and gain confidence through fun activities that will help them fall in love with fitness and a healthy lifestyle!

Camps run from 9AM – 2PM Monday through Friday, for ages 5 – 14. Late pickup available for additional fees.

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LA Galaxy Youth Camps

Type: Day Camp, Orange County Camp, Outdoors, Soccer, South Bay Camp, Sports

Description:

Whether your player is just starting their soccer journey, looking to enhance those skills or wanting to be discovered, we’ve got them covered all summer long. Our programs offer a variety of engaging, positive and professional types of training for players ages 6-16 and of all skill levels who are eager to have fun and learn. You can find us at Dignity Health Sports Park, LA Galaxy Sports Complex, Glendale Sports Complex, Orange County Great Park and more!

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Steve & Kate’s Camp Irvine

Type: Arts & Crafts, Coding, Creative, Day Camp, Fashion, Maker, Music, Orange County Camp

Description:

A summer day camp that trusts kids, so they can trust themselves. Kids ages 4–12 choose from a variety of activities in real-time, including: sewing, stop-motion animation, coding, breadmaking, maker crafts, and more.

All hours are included in our standard rates: 8am–6pm. Families are welcome to drop-off & pick-up at any time.

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Artology Studio
15455 Jeffrey Rd., Ste 318, Irvine, CA 92618
(949)-932-0996
[email protected]

Artology Studio is offering art camp for kids painting and handcrafting ! Now Spring camp 2019 open for enrollment, limited spots available! Each week kids will create several art pieces by different materials. Ages: 6-12. Drawing, Ceramic painting, Button Painting, Clay making, Sewing & Knitting, 3D paper folding, fashion design, paper/wood crafting and more!

BioNerds
PO BOX 81004, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688
(949) 288-1486
[email protected]

Bionerds offers a-week long camps throughout the Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks.  Field trips and guest speakers (related to nature wildlife, marine life, and research/medical fields) are also offered for some sessions.  Every registration comes with a FREE child Bionerds T-shirt, little “live friends” (upon your permission) or toys, a Bionerds Certificate at the end of the session, and, of course, fun times with the Bionerds staffs.  We offer half-day camps in the morning or afternoon on all sites, and full-day camps on some sites.

Camp CodeREV Kids
Newport Christian School, 1000 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, Ca 92660
(844) 490-TECH (8324)
[email protected]

OC’s premier week-long summer tech camps for budding programmers, future video game designers, VR lovers, app developers, robotics engineers, 3D modelers & animators, and just plain technology fans! Our curriculum is incredibly fun AND educational, focusing on strengthening STEAM. It is even supported by educational specialists out of the Harvard and Stanford Graduate Schools of Education and MIT Media Lab. We take great pride in hearing from others that we are the most educational tech camp out there. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that we don’t allow fun at our camps. Our project-based learning model allows students to have a blast and build confidence as they create their own unique projects using code, robotics, digital art, and more!

Camp Izza
New Horizon School, One Truman Street, Irvine, CA 92620
949-422-8123
[email protected]

We strive to provide an environment in which all children can thrive and be comfortable expressing themselves and meet new friends along the way. The founder, Dr. Omar Ezzeldine, has worked with children for over 25 years as a teacher, principal and administrator. His life-long dream was to create a camp based on his years of experience that would be fun and engaging for children. Since 2008, Camp Izza has provided an excellent program of summer fun for all kids.

Camp James
101 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.729.1098
[email protected]

For over 30 years we have been the most popular and trusted summer day camp in Orange County.  A great reputation takes time to build and concentrated effort to keep. We continue to work and play well so your camper can have the best summer ever.   Our directors are educated professionals, seasoned supervisors, and dedicated individuals.   Directors are on site and daily at camp and we encourage parent communication.

Center Stage Studio
The Center Stage Studio, 27101 Aliso Creek Rd. #136, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949-305-9758
[email protected]

CSS was the very first musical Theater weekly camp in the area. 
All Camps adapted to child friendly content & fun for the whole family Fridays are special because it’s SHOWTIME! This is how it works: The campers normally have their dress rehearsals in the day. At 3pm we have a pizza cast party! We also do hair and make up from 3 – 5 (call time for show)!

Chef Tech Cooking School
3842 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803
562-989-2467
[email protected]

Kids Weekly Summer Camp
Ages – 6-14 Years Old
Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM + Afternoon Session: 1:00PM – 3:30PM. Our mission is to teach kids how to cook – to show them how to select quality ingredients, use the proper equipment and master the best techniques. We offer Culinary Knowledge and Kitchen Experience with a side of Palate Pleasure!

Culinary Kids
26895 Aliso Creek Rd Suite B – 56, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 292-4720
[email protected]

Culinary Kids Summer Camp is where young chefs come to cook, learn and make new friends in the process! Our camp leaders stir their way into your hearts and stomachs by creating theme-based snacks and meals to share with family and friends. Young chefs are served full meals complete with a: main dish, a side dish and a dessert.

Designer Camp
SoCo & The OC Mix
3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]
Ages 11-17

Designer Camp is returning to Orange County for its third year! This unique program partners with nationally-recognized brands. Past partnerships have included The Giving Keys, Design Within Reach, Farrow & Ball, and more. Located within The South Coast  Collection and The OC Mix and partnering with Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Designer Camp gives students a rare opportunity to engage and learn through hands-on workshops, informative talks from working designers and behind-the-scenes tours of studios and galleries. Designer Camp also partners with non-profit organizations, allowing students to design for social good.

Discovery Cube OC
2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-542-2823
[email protected]

Thrilling animal adventures, exciting coding challenges, wild dinosaur discoveries and science wonders await your kids this summer at Discovery Cube’s hands-on summer camps! We offer several different programs that give kids of all ages the chance to investigate science through fun and one-of-a-kind experiences. Discovery Cube camp staff consist of education professionals who will help ignite the spark of curiosity in your child through the wonders of science.

Environmental Nature Center
1601 East 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663
949-645-8489
[email protected]

Etnies Skate Park
20028 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
949-916-5870
[email protected]

We have been running camps since 2003 and have worked hard to make it an experience to remember. Lunch, drinks and snacks are provided daily. Specific clinics covered during camp include: the basics of ollies, how to kick flip, how to grind, bowl riding, and skating transitions. All camp activities will be supervised by experienced Skatepark staff that have a proven, successful track record in improving skateboard skills.

Karate Summer Camp
1027 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832
714-361-9314

Our Karate Summer Camp has a limited number of openings and they fill-up fast! Tired of sending your kids to the same old boring summer camps? You and your kids can kick boredom to the curb by signing-up for our Summer Martial Arts Camp. American Martial Arts Academy Karate Summer Camp is anything but boring!

Lil’ Chef School
15435 Jeffrey Road, #132 Irvine, CA 92618
949-679-8390
[email protected]

Beat the heat in our cool kitchen! Whether your child likes to bake, create, roast, sauté, fry or just blend, we have a camp for all interests. Our camps are organized into 3 age groups so all chefs team up with their peers. Ages are: Tiny Chefs 4-6, Lil’ Chefs 7-9 and Teen Chefs 10 and older. All chefs will receive a Lil’ Chef School apron for the first camp enrolled to keep for their very own and will get to taste everything that they cook. All recipes are located on our website for the preparation at home.  

Ruby Karen Project
3001RedHill St. Bldg. 1 Ste 107, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 846-6143
[email protected]

Elevate your Aerial and Circus Arts skills by taking our specialized workshops in the following: Trapeze (dance & Static), Lyra/Hoop, Silks/Tissu, Hammock, and so much more. Geared towards all levels, these workshops will enhance your skills with additional coaching and tips from masters of the trade.  and you would have speed up your training by 3-6 months. Coaches and Instructors are certified teachers as well as established teachers in their respective fields.

School of Rock Tustin
530 E First Street, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 975-9116
[email protected]

Do you want to learn how to play in a band or learn to write songs? School of Rock Tustin offers a wide variety of music camps and workshops that cover topics such as these. Our local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals.

Tim O’Donoghue’s OC Baseball Camp
11191 Brunswick Way, North Tustin, CA 92705
(714) 832-5961
[email protected]

OC Baseball Camp is a positive atmosphere where kids can learn and have a great time, and where kids can learn more about the game of baseball and have a great time doing it. We hire fun, knowledgeable coaches with a love for the game of baseball. More importantly, they have a great time working with and teaching the campers.

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