Summer Camps for Kids
I have a couple of chitlins and I’ve seen some pretty good Summer Camps offered this year, so I thought I’d put a few of them together in one place for parents, like me, who may be interested. Hope everyone’s summer has gotten off to a good start!
On July 12 – 16 from 9am to 11am, Schroeder Studio Gallery will be hosting a Kids Art Camp taught by art instructor, Susie Reinsberg. This is Susie’s 4th year teaching the kids at the gallery. The age range for this class is 7-12 years. Please visit their website below if you’d like more information or a registration form about this class. Cost is $100. Space is still available. Art Camp at Schroeder Studio Gallery.
Dragonfly Shops and Gardens is having a variety of Summer Camps throughout summer, including Stamp Camp, Art Exploration Camp, Creative Arts and Crafts Camp and more. Their Sewing Camp going on the week of June 28 is full, but there is room in others. Cost ranges from $35 – $125 for different camps. Click here for a link to their calendar which has more information about the camps and registration.
Camp Footprints is happening August 7 – August 14. This camp is a week AWAY for the kids up near Big Bear. It offers daily activities and personal attention to each camper. If your child has disabilities, this might be the camp for them. It’s a great camp to have fun and create memories. Camp Footprints is a non-profit organization helping disabled and disadvantaged children. They are run strickly on volunteers, and are a small grass roots organization. They hold a week long summer camp every year. One of the greatest things that sets them apart from other camps is that they have a one to one ratio of campers and counselors. Every counselor has only one child to care for for the week. This allows them to build a special bond with their camper, and allows them to focus 100% of their energy on that one child to give them a week they will never forget. They offer basic activities, pool, arts and crafts, skit night, etc.; but it is how they approach each activity that makes it such a special experience for their campers. If you have questions regarding camp, call the toll free number 888-905-CAMP.
Chapman University puts on a variety of Athletic Sports Camps throughout the summer. They focus on baseball, basketball, football (non-contact), softball and soccer. You can find out more information about their camps by clicking here or calling Mike Bokosky at 714-532-6083. They still have availability left in their remaining camps.
If you are interested in putting your child in a religious camp, Rock Harbor is having a VBS camp July 12 – 16, 9-12pm for ages 4 – 12 called The Big God Story. They have camps in several locations thorughout OC, but there is one happening in Orange. Click here for info on the camps and registration. It looks like this camp is free. You can also contact Ashley Otani at email@example.com to find out what this camp is all about. Or call 714-384-0914.
There’s also the good old Summer Day Camps through the City of Orange Community Services Department. They have TONS, and I mean TONS of camps for kids of different ages and even a lot of things for adults to do. They’ve got gymnastics, golf, tennis, dance, soccer, cheer, video game design, rumble tumble tummy time, horse-riding and SO much more. These camps are very reasonably priced, some starting as low as $29. Check out the possibilities by clicking here.
Another option is Independence Christian School’s Summer Day Camp. They have ALL kinds of plans for the summer, lots of field trips, swimming, bowling, skating, movies and more. Some of the field trips include Knott’s Berry Farm, Aquarium of the Pacific, Bounce U, Wild Rivers, Camelot. Their Day Camp runs through September 3, hours of operation are 6:30 am – 6:00pm and the weekly rate is $140 (field trips and activities are included in this rate). The camp is for children entering Grades 1 – 9. Contact Cheryl DuLong, who has been the director there for 24 years at 714-974-3995. Click here for the flyer. Calendar for Grades 1 – 3. Calendar for Grades 4 – 9.
The YMCA of Orange puts on a week long camp July 31 – August 7. I blogged about that camp a while back and you can click her for that story that has all the details. It’s called Camp Oakes and it’s in the Big Bear area. All paperwork is officially due by July 23 and any questions can be directed to 714-633-9622. You can also visit http://www.ymcaoforange.org/ for additional information. They also have Summer Day Camp through August 13. Click here for details.
Orange Lutheran also has a TON of summer camps, including aquatics, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball and tennis. The camps are for 1 – 9 graders and range in pricing from $100 – $175 for the week. Click here for details, some of these camps have already passed, but there are still a bunch coming upl
I’d like to point out that before booking any of these camps, you should do your own research. While I found out about them in general, I have not sent my children to any of these camps (though I am sending them to a couple noted above this year). Please take the time to find out what each camp truly offers before sending your child and that it is the right camp for you and your family.
There’s also summer camps in lots of other places, but I’m sticking (for the most part) to what’s local to Orange. Happy summer everyone!