YMCA of Orange County Camps

Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.  The Y has camps for every season! See below for more information.

Are you ready to PLAY IT FORWARD this summer? Summer Camp at the YMCA is a fun, action-packed adventure filled with “100 Acts of Kindness,” sports, outdoor activities, field trips, and specialty clubs – Located right on campus!

Camp Dates:

SANTA ANA: June 4-August 9
TUSTIN: June 11-August 17
HUNTINGTON BEACH: June 26-August 30
NEWPORT-MESA: Starts June 25
LAGUNA NIGUEL: June 11-August 17
MISSION VIEJO: June 11-August 17
BEACH CITIES: June 11-August 17

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Program Highlights:

  • Licensed, Full Day Program
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Schedules Available
  • Weekly or Monthly Rates
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Clubs like Cooking, Art, Coding & More
  • On and Off-site Activities
  • STEAM Curriculum
  • Inclusion Support for Special Needs

Summer Service Learning Project

We’re going to PAY IT FORWARD by giving back to our community through 100 Acts of Kindness!

Summer Camp is an experience for youth to connect with nature, themselves, each other, and great role models. Kids will get the full camp experience starting with bus transportation up to camp, a week of activities like archery and swimming, and back home again to share campfire memories and songs.

Summer 2018 Sessions:

Register before April 1st and receive a Free Camp E.L.K. Hoodie!

Week 1 – June 24-29th – It’s a Pirate/Pixie Life for Me Camp

Week 1 – L.I.T. Camp

Junior Camp – June 30-July 4th – Disney Theme

Week 2 – July 8-13th – Space Theme

Week 3 – July 15-20th – Creative Expressions “The Art’s” Camp

Week 4 – July 22-27th – Time Travelers Tech Camp (Robots, STEM, time capsule, etc.)

Week 5 – July 29-August 3rd –  Ultimate Sports Theme

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Camp Activities

  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Campfire
  • Ropes Course
  • Rags & Leather Program
  • Star Gazing
  • Swimming
  • Crafts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Primitive Skills & Survival
  • Gaga Ball & Group Games
  • Leadership & Character Education

When schools are closed, structured activities and child care programs help to keep your child safe, engaged, and learning. Join your nearest YMCA afterschool center for a week of field trips, fun and educational activities, and sports.

Camp Dates

Santa Ana/Tustin Schools – March 26 – March 30
Newport-Mesa Schools – April 16 – April 20
Huntington Beach Schools – April 2 – April 6
Laguna Niguel Schools – April 2 – April 6
Mission Viejo Schools – April 2 – April 6
Beach Cities Schools – April 2 – April 6

Program Highlights

  • Licensed, Full Day Program
  • Character Development
  • Clubs like Cooking, Art, Coding & More
  • On and Off-site Activities
  • STEAM Curriculum
  • Inclusion Support for Special Needs
Sign Up Today!

YMCA specialty camps provide fun, exciting activities for children during seasonal school breaks. Kids can make new friends while participating in hiking, science, music, sports, cooking, arts and crafts, nature awareness and much more!

Camps Offered

  • Discovery Camp
  • Science Camp
  • Preschool Sports Camp
  • Arts & Crafts Camp
  • Basketball Camp
  • Volleyball Camp
  • Multi-Sport Camp
  • And More!