See a list of the best summer camps, classes, workshops & kids’ nights out for parents and family members to research, find and book the very best activities this summer. Find kids’ summer activities in Orange County that fit your schedule. Choosing the right summer camp is an individual family choice and the best camp for your friends or neighbors may not be the best camp choice for your children. Find what’s best for your kids.
Full Disclosure: This list is comprised of camps Villa Park parents actually send their kids to, NOT a paid advertising list.
Where: Yorba Linda, CA
When: Week long camps all summer
Weekly summer camps offered at the Yorba Linda location for children ages 4-17. Focus is on fun for all artists, beginner to advanced, ages 4-17.
Where: Orange County, CA
When: Summer 2018
Ages: See camps
There are several summer baseball camps in Orange County.
- Cal State Fullerton Titans Baseball
- OC Baseball Camp
- Chapman University Panther’s Baseball Camp
- SoCal FCA Baseball
Where: Grijalva Park, Orange, CA
When: Week long camps July 9 to August 16
Bricks 4 Kidz camps keep the pace fast and the action going with LEGO® Bricks, games and more to ensure kids will have plenty of LEGO® fun. The camp offers a STEM-enriched experience in a safe and structured environment. Using specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors, children work in pairs to construct a variety of Bricks 4 Kidz models, as well as build creations of their own during our free-play periods.
Where: Newport Beach Back Bay
When: Week long camps June 11 to August 24
California Junior Lifeguards offers The Back Bay Summer Camp program, a one week long day camp 9-3pm for children ages 6-12. Its central location, near Jamboree Road and Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, is convenient to all of Orange County. This camp offers a safe aquatic environment with instructors well skilled in the training of participants of all ages. This camps offers a combination of aquatic and dry land activities and is designed to help build physical endurance and coordination, as well as improve the participants overall confidence.
Where: 444 W Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867
When: Week long camps June – August
Each camp we will do all of the gymnastics events as well as crafts, games, and activities that coincide with the theme. June 25-June 29: Aloha Camp, July 9-July 13: Tumbling and Trampoline Camp, July 23-July 27: Olympics Camp, August 6-August 10: Pirate Camp. On Friday’s they have an indoor slip n’ slide so don’t forget a bathing suit.
Where: Newport Dunes
When: Week long camps June 18th – August 24th
Camp James is a traditional style day camp offered in a natural, outdoor environment. This camps is for children ages 4-13 and offers a wide variety of traditional camp or theme camp weeks from June 18-August 24th. Camp James strives to expose children to a wide variety of activities as well as provide abundant opportunities for campers to increase their skill development each year they return for another summer session. All activities take place on our campgrounds in the Newport Dunes. Groups are co-ed and according to age. Online registration allows you to select the same group as your friends and or family if desired.
Where: Chapman University, Orange, CA
When: Week long camps July 9 to August 10
Tennis: Will Marino, director or Tennis at Chapman University will offer summer camp sessions and private lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Lessons and camps will be at the new $6 million Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center. For more information contact at Will at (714) 997-6654.
Where: Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, CA
When: Week long camps June 25 to August 3
Kids travel beyond the classroom to explore during week-long, immersive, hands-on day camps. little scientists ages 5-10 will find themselves engaged in experiments, science challenges and outdoor activities that make them laugh, think and discover new concepts. This year’s camps are being held at the Santa Ana Zoo and Discovery Cube.
Where: Anaheim Hills, Historic Anaheim, North Tustin and Preparatory Academy
When: Weekly and multi-week programs June 4 to August 17
Ages: Preschool to High School
Fairmont offers summer camps, summer school, enrichment workshops and summer classes for children preschool to high school. They offer programs at all 4 local campuses (Anaheim Hills, Historic Anaheim, North Tustin and Preparatory Academy). Enroll by April 30th and save 10% on summer school and summer camp.
Where: The District, Tustin, CA
When: Summer 2018
Ages: 7 – Adult (varies by camp)
Fashion Camps include sewing camps, sketching and fashionable fundays. These camps strive for skill building, creativity, confidence, responsibility, pride and thought-provoking work.
Where: U.C. Irvine, Irvine, CA
When: June 25 to August 24
Learn AI. Build a laptop. Code video games. iD Tech teaches the in-demand skills you just can’t get in school. Camp Specialists will provide personalized recommendations based on your child’s interests.
Where: Multiple Sites (OC Great Park, JSerra High School, San Juan Hills High School, Costa Mesa – Kaiser Elementary School)
When: June through early August (multiple camps)
Each day will include football fundamental drills covering different positions, followed by flag football games where players can put those new skills to use. Players will receive instruction from experienced, professional coaches, with age appropriate drills in an approximate 10-1 player to coach ratio.
Where: Merage JCC, Irvine, CA
When: Week long and multi-week camps from June 18 to August 24
JCamps @ the Merage JCC (1 Federation Way in Irvine) offer Jewish experiences and friendships with a wide variety of options for children age 2-18. Yeladim for children age 2-4 with camp sessions running June 18th through August 6th.Camp Haverim is offered for students TK-11. Camps offer sports, art, outdoor adventure and aquatics as well as building friendship, independence and self esteem.
Where: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, CA
When: June and July camps available
The Nike Basketball Camp includes strength and conditioning workouts, creative drills and real-game situational play make FPA one of California’s best day camps.
Where: Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA
When: Week long July camps available
Ages: 6 -16
The Nike Soccer Camp is a week of intensive soccer training combining training methods from the U.S. and Europe to form a full daily schedule, applying challenging drills and new training techniques.
Where: Oak Canyon Nature Center, Anaheim Hills, CA
When: Week long camps from June 18 to August 17
Summer Day Camp for 5-12 year old and runs in week long sessions from 9-1pm. This is the perfect camp for children that love to explore the outdoors and discover nature. At this camp your child will do crafts, play games, take nature walks and learn Native American songs.
There is also a Zombie Survival camp for 10-14 year olds. Learn teamwork and wilderness skills such as outdoor cooking, first aid, orienteering and archery will be required to compete against the walking dead.
Where: Oak Canyon Nature Center, Anaheim Hills, CA
When: June 19 – August 18, 2018
Ages: Youth Day Camps: 5-12; T4TO: 7th grade through 15 years-old
Youth Day Camps: Kids entering the 1st-6th grade can take part in 9 weeks of summer day camp. Day camps include weekly themed-activities such as sing-alongs, fun sports, group games, creative crafts, site events, optional excursions, and much more.
Teens for Team Orange: T4TO is designed to provide our future leaders with opportunities to build self confidence, enhance leadership skills, explore exciting career paths, and make a difference in the community, all while earning required school service hours.
Where: Anaheim ICE, Yorba Linda ICE, Westminster ICE, Lakewood ICE, Poway ICE
When: Summer 2018
Ages: Youth Day Camps: Novice to AAA
The Anaheim Ducks Ice programs include professional instruction, on and off the ice sessions and a camp jersey. Hours are approx 8:30-3:30.
Where: Cerro Villa Middle School, Villa Park, CA
When: Week long camps from June 19 to August 4
This summer camp is for ages 4-13 and runs in week long sessions all summer. It’s also, conveniently located in Villa Park at Cerro Villa Middle school and offers general, specialty and combination camps as well as extended care. Camp themes include Fashion Design, Junior Chefs, Art, Soccer and baseball just to name a few.
Where: Segerstrom Center
When: June 4 – 22 and July 30 – August 17
Ages:3 to Adult
Segerstrom Center’s Summer Dance is being offered through the Center for Dance and Innovation. Class camp options include dance, ballet, school of dance and music for children with disabilities. There are a variety of packages to choose from.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is specialized form of religious education which focuses on children ages 5-13. Churches usually hold the week-long events during the summer, though the lengths of such programs may vary, and they are sometimes held during other times of the year. Here is a short list of the many churches that hold VBS in the Villa Park area: Salem Lutheran, St. John’s Lutheran, San Antonio Church, St. Norbet’s, St. Paul’s, Hephatha, Calvary Christian School, The Rock Community Church.
The 2018 VBS theme will be “Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus”.
Where: Vans Skate Park, Orange, CA
When: 6 weekly summer sessions (TBA)
Beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6-16 will receive tips from Vans instructors.
More activities coming soon…