2023 Summer Camp Guide - Newport Mesa Moms

With Spring Break behind us, it’s officially time to lock down those Summer Camps . . . and we have some of the hottest camps in Orange County right here in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach.  Forget scouring the internet, we have camp descriptions and registration links right here at your disposal in our 5th ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP GUIDE.  We’re moms after all . . . we aim to please. 😉 


Showstoppers Movie Musicals Summer Camp with Braver Players.  Movies include “Greatest Showman”, “Pitch Perfect”, “Chicago”, and “Rocketman”.  This will be a musical theater based camp that includes singing, dancing, acting, games, and improv.  All levels of experience invited!
Camp will run from July 10-21 from 2-5 pm Monday-Friday with a final performance on Friday, July 21st.
Cost:  $550
Ages:  10-15
Spots:  Only 30 Spots Available

Braver Players
151 Kalmus, Unit H9
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]

Lido Marina Village & Hanahaus
[email protected]

Designer Camp is Southern California’s only comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives (ages 11 – 17). Offering 3 weeks of unique day camps at Lido Marina Village. Designer Camp partners with nationally-recognized designers and brands.

Designer Camp 101: July 10 – 14, 2023
Interior Design Camp: July 17 – 21, 2023
Fashion & Styling Camp: July 24 – 28, 2023

Designer Camp’s mission is to give students a community that helps them cultivate their unique creativity and discover the many career opportunities for their future. Each day students will receive hands-on instruction from design industry professionals, visit showrooms, retail stores, and businesses that are shaping the design industry. Our design industry professionals and staff are dedicated to mentoring our students on their creative paths, supporting them throughout camp and beyond. Throughout each week of camp, students will work on creating their own personal design portfolio.

FYI camps offer a wild collaboration of Art, Music, and World Culture.  We fuse cooking, music, and language into the weeks as we create fantastic works of art!  Camps are taught with two teachers and a max of 16 students.  Each week has its own theme and every summer is different!  Payment is due at the time of enrollment.

For Your Imagination
129 Cabrillo Street, Suite 105
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
[email protected]


Welcome to Newport Beach where your child can enjoy the best Southern California has to offer. With hundreds of camps to choose from you’re invited to explore our shores in a sailing, surf, and bodyboarding camp, enjoy the coastal breeze in a range of outdoor sports and active camps, or embrace the shade in one of the many science, music, technology, and art camps awaiting you. For more information, visit campnewport.com. Sign up by May 4 and receive a 10% or more discount on most camps!
Location: Community Centers, parks, and beaches throughout the City of Newport Beach.
Dates: June 6 – August 18


Looking for a fun and magical summer experience for your little one?  Look no further than Endeavor’s Dance the Magic Encanto and Frozen Ice Princess camps!  Designed for children ages 3-7 years, our camps offer a perfect blend of dance, singing, crafts, and games, all centered around two enchanting themes. Your child will get to dance and sing their hearts out while making new friends and creating unforgettable memories. In our Dance the Magic Encanto camp, your child will step into the world of magic and fantasy, as they learn new dance moves inspired by the popular animated film. They’ll also get to unleash their creativity with crafts, games, and exciting activities. Or, they can enter the icy world of our Frozen Ice Princess camp, where they’ll learn graceful movements inspired by the hit Disney movie. They’ll also get to make their own Frozen-themed crafts, play games, and enjoy other fun surprises. With experienced and friendly instructors, our dance camps provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child to explore their creativity and develop new skills. So why wait? Sign up today and let the magic of dance and imagination ignite your child’s summer!

Endeavor School of the Arts
1835 Newport Blvd., A-208
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Circus Aerial Summer Camp with Ruby Karen

Circus Arts (Selected Items): Acrobatics, Hand Balancing Contortion, Stilts, Juggling, Hula Hoop, Tight Rope Plate Spinning, Dragon Flow, Butterfly Wings, Walking Ball, and other similar activities

Two – Three Aerial Discipline to include the following: Tissu/Silk/Fabric, Hoop/Lyra, Trapeze, Hammock, Cube & Birdcage

Performance Showcase on Friday.  Kids and Teens Ages 5 – 15.

Week Rate: $420 (Single Day Rate – $95).  Use Promo Code SummerCamp2023 to get 15% Discount by May 31.

Aerial Acrobatic Intensive Workshops with Ruby Karen

This program is geared towards students who have had some training in aerials or have other form of acrobatic, gymnastic or dance training and would like to learn aerials at a faster pace.  The sessions will include 3 aerial sessions and ground acrobatics per day. Teen/Adult Aerial Intensives (13 & Up).  Intensive Aerials for Kids (8 – 12).

Tuition: Week Rate: $300; (Single Day Rate – $120)

Students will have 3 disciplines to choose or be assigned to:

Trapeze (Dance & Static) – Lyra/ Hoop –  Silks/ Tissu – Hammock – Contortion – Rope (Corde Lisse & Mallakhamb) – Inventive & Other Apparatus – Beginners Hand Balancing


Ruby Karen Project
3001 Red Hill Ave., Bldg 1 – 107
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]

Join Studio Fusion for two AWESOME summer camps where you will learn jazz, lyrical, hip hop dance, AND… acrobatics too!  Each day of camp we will create a super cool themed craft for you to take home as a keepsake.  Our final day of camp there will be a performance for you to show your family and friends all you have learned, along with a VERY special guest for you to meet and take photos with.  Who will it be?  You will have to sign up to find out.
Camp is from 10am – 2pm.  Campers please pack a lunch.

Studio Fusion
16401 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
[email protected]


An American Camp Association accredited (ACA) summer day camp, Camp James has been a part of the Orange County community for 30+ years and has been operating from Newport Beach Back Bay since 2012. We are a traditional summer camp offering adventure and creativity all in one place! Some of these activities include rock climbing, arts & crafts, music, canoes, stand-up paddle boarding, archery, mini golf, yoga, and many more!

– Our motto is Be Kind! Kindness is contagious, and we focus on using kindness to build lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories.
– A majority of our staff were once campers themselves, going through our CILT program, becoming specialists to a counselor.

Camp James
101 N. Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
[email protected]

Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s Camp has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence. Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, coding, sports and rec, makers crafts, baking, and more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long. This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, and use them at any time. No weekly reservations required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, they’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end. Ages: 4–12 | Lunch, snacks, and all hours (8am–6pm) included.

Steve and Kate’s Camp
Renascence School International Orange County
1701 Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]


Camp Galileo is back this summer! At Camp Galileo, K – 10th graders enjoy STEAM-inspired projects, collaborate with peers and get active outside. Enroll today and save $25 per week when you book 2 weeks or more!

Costa Mesa & Newport Beach Locations
Mariners Christian School & Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School

Seashore Academy is known for its amazing offering of camps throughout the year!  Summer is no exception.  This summer we will hold weekly camps beginning June 19. We offer a variety of programs including STEM, Art, Cooking, Sports, Dance, Music, and MORE! Each session is designed and led by our amazing teachers who are passionate about their craft.  Come spend the summer at Seashore!

Seashore Academy
[email protected]
Newport Beach: 949-264-3195
Huntington Beach: 510-671-1780

Urban Workshop is the only hands-on shop STEM class that gets kids to put down their phones, solve difficult problems using their hands, experience real tools and solutions, and learn new skills that last a lifetime. These are the shop classes they used to teach in high school but using new technology alongside traditional skills. Students will have the pride and satisfaction of building real projects from scratch using real tools and gain the confidence that they can handle whatever comes their way!

Kids are introduced to professional tools and technology applicable to a wide range of vocations such as engineering, manufacturing, and physical sciences. Students will learn valuable problem solving and technical skills that will last a lifetime and help them make the right career choice!

Offered as a 1-week summer camp starting April 24 and running through August 25. Students come Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm for one week. Multiple weeks and levels offered.

Urban Workshop
365-A Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


CMAC summer swim team is gearing up and we are looking for swimmers of all ages and abilities.  No experience required and this is the perfect entry-level team; the kids just need to be water safe. We will have instructors in the pool and on the deck. During the season, every child is instructed to swim all four of the competitive strokes.  Our program de-emphasizes competition and concentrates on fun and improvement instead of winning.

Program Starts on 6/12/23 and ends 7/27/23
Location: Costa Mesa High School
Register Here

Splashball / Intro to Waterpolo for Ages 5 and Up. Kids will learn treading water, the basics of shooting and passing for the game of Waterpolo. There will be daily scrimmages where your kids will be going home hungry and tired. Intro class also available for boys and girls more advanced.
Program Starts on 5/1/23 and ends 8/30/23
Location: Estancia High School in Costa Mesa
Register at www.cmacwaterpolo.com

Coastal Machine Aquatics Club (CMAC)
Costa Mesa & Estancia High School
[email protected]

Looking for a fun way to stay active and learn a new sport this summer?  Register for the Females in Flag girls’ flag football summer camp, and join one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

The camp is for players of all skill levels, and is designed to teach girls the fundamentals of flag football in a supportive and encouraging environment.  Whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve your skills, our experienced coaches will provide instruction to help you reach your goals.  Plus, you’ll get to make new friends and have a blast on the field!

Sign up now to secure your spot and get ready for a great summer of football!

Females in Flag
Locations Throughout Orange County

Fryer Basketball Academy Summer Day Camps will provide a competitive and fun learning environment for beginning to advanced players. Players will be broken up into various groups by age & skill learning various skills in stations throughout the day and have a chance to put them to use in many 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and full court games.

Fryer Basketball Academy
Newport / Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach
[email protected]

The Matt Leinart Flag Football summer camp is for kids in grades K-8th. 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.

Matt Leinart Flag Football
Locations Throughout Orange County

Are your kids bouncing off the walls with energy or spending too much time on their screens this summer? Here at Rockreation we offer several weeks of Summer Camp. During these weeks the kids will spend their time with skilled instructors who will ensure fun times full of climbing, games, king swing, crafts, and so much more! Whether your kiddos are signed up for one day or the whole week, they will spend their time making new friends and having a blast from 9am to 1pm. Join us at Rockreation this summer! ​

1300 Logan Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]

TOCA Soccer camp is all about improving young players’ key skills in a fun and focused way.

The camp experience:

  • High reps on the Touch Trainer
  • Small-ball training that develops touch unlike any other training
  • Confidence-building in a mistake-friendly environment
  • Different stations designed to work on essential skills
  • Scrimmages to develop play-making
  • And mini-games to get the competitive spirit going!

Kids walk away feeling great as they improve and have a blast doing it!

TOCA Soccer
2777 Bristol Street, Suite A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Vanguard University’s Basketball Camp is an incredible environment for children of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the game. Our WHY for this camp is what drives us. We desire for all kids to feel valued and to develop core convictions in their life, which will serve them well in whatever passion they pursue. Basketball is a great tool to teach life!​

Vanguard University’s Basketball Camp
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Rhett Soliday 949-293-7379;  Jordan Wild 559-943-3335


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