Educational Summer Activities For Kids In OC

June 13, 2014 5:00 AM

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The summer can drag on too long if kiddos are not kept busy, but no need to worry about that because Orange County has limitless opportunities for children to develop interpersonal skills, hone interests and explore new activities all summer long. The camps below cater to creative, inquisitive, hands-on and athletic kiddos alike.
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City Of Irvine Summer Camps
Irvine, CA 92623
(949) 724-6608
www.cityofirvine.org

The comprehensive camp topics offered by the City of Irvine will keep the kiddos busy. No matter what interests your child, the City of Irvine most likely has a camp for it. Ranging from art, sports, engineering, science, math, music, theater, cooking and canyon excursions, participants will be able to learn and grow despite school being out. To register for your spot and learn more about the fun camp schedules, check out the website.

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(credit: Bricks 4 Kidz)


Bricks 4 Kids Summer Camp
6789 Quaill Hill Parkway, Suite 819
Irvine, CA 92603
(949) 415-4391
www.bricks4kidz.com

If your child enjoys problem solving, building models, using technology and working with others, then be sure to look into Bricks 4 Kids Summer Camp. The two camp themes include The Lego Master Builder Academy/Bricks 4 Kidz Program, which teaches kids ages six to 10 how to build advanced Lego structures, and Junior Robotics/Bricks 4 Kidz Program that shows how to build robots by combining hands-on building skills, computer activities and teamwork for ages 5.5 to 10 years old. To see the camp calendar and reserve your child’s spot, click here.

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(credit: Heritage Oaks)


Camp Heritage Oak
16971 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 524-1350
www.heritageoak.org

Camp Heritage Oak provides fun for kids ages five to 14. The camp incorporates TV-themed event days centered around video production, swimming, art, math, literature, writing, rock climbing and go-cart racing. From 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., your kiddo will be busy being physically active, learning new skills and interacting with others, so they will be ready to hit the hay when bedtime rolls around. Camp Heritage Oak also offers specialty camps Monday through Thursday for those who want a more narrow camp focus. Click here to learn more.

Related: Orange County’s Best Bets To Inspire Your Artsy Kids

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Intro 2 Skateboarding
777 Skate St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 794-5524
www.intro2skateboarding.com

Intro 2 Skateboarding teaches kids many transferable skills that are useful throughout life. The seasoned, passionate instructors highlight ingenuity, communication, persistence and teamwork so attendees can become better skaters as well as grow personally. Ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters, the camp provides a few sessions each week that last about three hours each. The summer skating sessions are conveniently offered all over the OC. See what times work with your schedule here.

(credit: Discovery Science Center)

(credit: Discovery Science Center)


Discovery Science Center Summer Camp
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-2823
www.discoverycube.org

If your kiddos love animals and the outdoors, then Discovery Science Center Summer Camp should be explored. Taking place at the Santa Ana Zoo, participants will get to examine an array of wildlife and partake in educational activities including examining animal-related careers, playing with animals, learning scientific processes and distinguishing between warm- and cold-blooded species. Camp goers will even get to listen to a snake’s heartbeat by using a stethoscope. After this summer camp, you may have an aspiring zoologist or a veterinarian on your hands.

Related: Guide To OC’s Discovery Science Center

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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