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15 Terrific Orange County Summer Camps – [Updated for 2019]

Parents in the OC, it’s time to look for a great Summer Camp for your kids. There are so many benefits to sending your kid to Camp, including all the outdoor activities, and making new friends, not to mention keeping them away from screens. There are dozens of 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 the 2019 MomsLA Guide.

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All About Horses OC
18851 Goldenwest St., Huntington beach, CA 92648

The camps will run 9am-1pm, Monday through Friday. Eight to Ten students will be able to participate in each camp. Throughout the week the students will learn/participate in the following: Proper Grooming Care, Tacking both English and Western, Bareback Riding Lessons, Hunt Seat Riding Lessons, Western Pleasure Riding Lessons, Take a Trail Ride throughout Huntington Beach (learning about trail safety), Vaulting Lessons on the Vaulting Barrel and on Horse (importance of strength building) – plus Game Day or Horse Show on last day of camp.

Artology Studio
15455 Jeffrey Rd., Ste 318, Irvine, CA 92618

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!

PO BOX 81004, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688
(949) 288-1486

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.

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Camp Izza
New Horizon School, One Truman Street, Irvine, CA 92620

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

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

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)!

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

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
July 15-19, 2019
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

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

Etnies Skate Park
20028 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630

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.

Lil’ Chef School
15435 Jeffrey Road, #132 Irvine, CA 92618

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

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

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.

Summer Camps OC
1027 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832

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!

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

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.

Find Orange County Summer Camps Near Me

MomsLA is your source for the Best Summer Camps in Los Angeles – and now in Orange County, too!

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