Summer Camps 2024 - Newport Mesa Moms

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 6th ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP GUIDE.  We’re moms after all . . . we aim to please. 😉 


Sharpen classical art skills while having FUN at ArtSteps! Individualized, hands-on, workshops let young artists of all levels immerse themselves in a full week of drawing, painting, and sculpting what they LOVE! Camps include: Anime & Cartooning, Storybook, Cartoon Clay Sculpture, Faces and Figures, Under the Sea Clay Sculpture, and Perspective! Beginners welcome! Ages 4 through Teens. Save a spot today!

In-Studio Camps and Online Camps 714-524-2248

Fun, high energy week long Musical Theater camp with Braver Players.  Acting games, singing, dancing and a performance on the Friday of camp. No experience necessary. Ages 9-14.  $300

Mamma Mia
July 8-12

Fun, high energy week long Musical Theater camp with Braver Players.  Acting games, singing, dancing and a performance on the Friday of camp. No experience necessary. Ages 9-14.  $300

July 15-19

Braver Players
151 Kalmus, Unit H9
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Orange County Camp
Lido Marina Village / Hanahaus
3366 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Los Angeles Camp
Pacific Design Center
750 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood Design District, CA 90069


Designer Camp is Southern Californian’s most comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives (ages 11 – 17). Offering unique in-person camps in Los Angeles & Orange County. Designer Camp partners with nationally-recognized designers and brands.

Orange County Camp: July 8 – 12, 2024
Los Angeles Camp: July 15 – 19, 2024


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, design houses 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 that they can continue to update even after camp.

FYI camps offer a wild collaboration of Art, Music, and World Culture.  We fuse clay, painting. printmaking, digital photogrpahy, music, art history, trends, and more as we create fantastic and funky works of art!  Camps are taught with two teachers and a max of 16 students.  Each week has a unique theme and every summer is different.  Payment is due at the time of enrollment. Camps are for ages K and up.

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


Elevate your child’s summer with Camp Newport, offering hundreds of enriching full and half-day camps across Newport Beach! Ride the waves of knowledge in our surf and bodyboarding camps or dive into local marine life with the Ocean Adventure Program. Catch air in epic skateboarding camps or elevate skills in active camps like soccer and pickleball. Let the iconic Marina Park lighthouse guide you to sailing adventures with OCC Sailing & Seamanship or paddle into excitement with the Newport Aquatic Center. Cultivate creativity in STEM-infused science, theater, music, technology, and art camps. Register at by April 4 for a 10% discount on most camps.

Community Centers, parks, and beaches throughout the City of Newport Beach.
Dates: June 3 – August 16


Have a blast at Avanti Dance Academy this summer with fresh, popular themes created for ages 2.5 to 15.  Something for every age and level.  Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Acro-Tumbling and Aerial Arts with age-appropriate music and formats.  Morning and afternoon sessions.

Avanti Dance Company
151 Kalmus Drive, Suite J-7
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]


Join us at Endeavor School of the Arts as we dance away the summer in our fun filled camps for ages 3-12! Whether you want to rock like Taylor Swift, groove with Bluey & Bingo, twirl like Anna & Elsa, or experience the magical world of mermaids & unicorns, we have the camp for you!

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

Join Odyssey Dance Academy for an exciting summer of dance camps. Explore various themes, daily dance classes, crafts, and more. Their 4-day camps are packed with fun and creativity for dancers of all skill levels. Each session includes an in-studio performance on the final day to show off what students have learned. Enrollment is filling up fast, secure your dancer’s spot at Newport Beach’s favorite dance camps, today!

Odyssey Dance Academy
2026 Quail Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
[email protected]

Circus Aerial Summer Camp with Ruby Karen

Each camp package consists of five (5) consecutive days from Monday – Friday, 9:15am – 1pm. Students learn circus arts consisting of the selected disciplines from the following:
  • Circus Arts (Selected Items): Acrobatics, Hand Balancing Contortion, Stilts, Juggling, Hula Hoop, Tight Rope Plate Spinning, Dragon Flow, Butterfly Wings & Isis and other similar activities
  • Aerial & Ground apparatus: Tissu/Silk/Fabric, Hoop/Lyra, Trapeze, Triangle, Hammock, Cube & Birdcage, Walking Ball

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

Tuition: $500 (Single Day Rate – $120).  Use Promo Code SummerCamp2024 to get 15% Discount by May 31.

Aerial Acrobatic Intensive Workshops with Ruby Karen

The 3 day workshops (10am – 2pm) are designed for individuals with a strong interest in enhancing their aerial skills and simultaneously developing strength, endurance, and flexibility. Participants will engage in immersive sessions covering aerial Silks, Hoop, Trapeze, Rope, and Sling/Hammock. Additionally, ground skills such as Contortion and Hand Balancing will be incorporated. Skill adjustments will be made based on the teacher’s assessment of each student’s proficiency level.  Teen/Adult Aerial Intensives (13 & Up).  Junior Intensive Aerials (8 – 12).

Tuition:  $400; (Single Day Rate – $150)

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


Camp James Summer Day Camp is ACA Accredited and located at the scenic Newport Dunes for children ages 5-13. Activities include paddle boarding, archery, climbing wall, kayaking, mini golf, inflatable water park, crafts and performing arts, gaga, STEM, sports, canoes, laser tag, Lego challenges, go karts, karate and yoga. Hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday. Winner of ParentingOC’s Best Day Camp for 2023 and creating magical summers for over 30 years. The magic and joy of summer awaits your child at Camp James.

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

Camp Haverim is all about fun and friendships. Through sports, arts, outdoor adventure and aquatics, your camper will build lifelong friendships, independence and self-esteem. We offer Top Chef, field trips, STEM and art. We sing loud, play hard and laugh a lot!  Don’t miss out on your best summer EVER!  We will sell out.

Mini Camp: June 10 – 14
Session 1: June 17 – July 5
Session 2: July 8 – 26
Session 3: July 29 – Aug. 16

Merage Jewish Community Center of OC
1 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603


20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Camp Sage is an exciting opportunity for middle school students to experience Sage Hill School.

Students 10-14 years old, and entering grades 5-8, are invited to attend our day camps filled with a variety of activities. Students will choose an AM and PM activity, and each day includes a Teaching Kitchen lunch. With a variety of unique workshops to choose from, we invite you to build a Camp Sage summer program that will cultivate your child’s talents and passions!

Camp Sage runs from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM for five weeklong sessions from June 24 to July 26, 2024.

Cost: $500 per week (with the exception of Week 2, July 1-3, which is $300 due to the Fourth of July holiday).

At Camp Galileo, every week is a one-of-a-kind adventure full of lasting, hands-on learning and classic camp fun, from silly skits to face painting to pie throwing. Join us in 2024 for exciting new STEAM projects and collaborative challenges, plus all the big ideas, bold creativity and outdoor adventures your camper loved last summer.

Convenient full-day extended care options and flexible payment and transfer policies.

4 Orange County Locations

Camp Pegasus excels in providing an exciting learning environment for students in pre-K through eighth grade. This summer camp program nurtures and challenges curious learners through a combination of structured play, exploration, and hands-on activities. All course offerings are taught by experienced, passionate teachers who create opportunities to reinforce foundational skills in reading, writing, and math—all while engaging and involving each student.

The Pegasus School
19692 Lexington Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
[email protected]


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

Urban Workshop‘s Summer Camp is the only hands-on shop STEM camp 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!

Students gain confidence and skills that are applicable across various professions, from engineering to manufacturing. Through engaging projects, students dive into the world of STEM, cultivating a deep appreciation for craftsmanship, problem-solving, and innovation that will serve them well throughout their lives and careers.

Offered as a 1-week summer camp starting April 29 and running through September 13th. Students come Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm for one week. Multiple weeks and levels are offered. Free tours of the facility 7 days a week!


The Coerver Orange County Summer Camp is a soccer skills training course for athletes ages 7-15. For 35 years, Coerver Coaching has been a recognized expert in analyzing the skills of the world’s greatest players, from Beckenbauer to Messi, and creating step-by-step training programs to effectively teach these skills to young players. Visit to register for our camps, clinics, and academies.

Coerver Orange County
Huntington Beach, CA
[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

The Matt Leinart Flag Football summer camp is for kids ages 4-14. 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. Campers will receive a t-shirt, and there will be daily prizes and awards.

Matt Leinart Flag Football
Locations Throughout Orange County 949-422-5864

Fryer Basketball Academy’s 2024 Summer Basketball Camps are gearing up, and we’re thrilled to invite your young athletes to join us for an unforgettable experience. Whether your child is taking their first dribbles or they’ve been perfecting their shots for years, there’s something special waiting for them at our camps.

We will be organizing campers into different groups based on both age and skill level. Throughout each day, your child will have the opportunity to rotate through various stations, where they will fine-tune their skills under expert guidance. And, of course, what’s a basketball camp without some friendly competition? They will get to showcase their newfound abilities in exciting 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and full-court games.

Get ready for a summer filled with growth, fun, and basketball excitement! We have four camps in Costa Mesa/Newport Beach to choose from or come to more than one.

Fryer Basketball Academy
Newport / Costa Mesa
[email protected]

Gracie Barra Costa Mesa
1304 Logan Avenue, Suite J
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]

Get your child involved in a summer camp this year that will teach them how to defend themselves, improve their physical fitness, meet new friends and have fun! The Gracie Barra Summer Camp is for all levels and a great way to introduce your child to different self defense techniques and multiple martial arts. Each day they will learn a different art; Jiu Jitsu, No Gi Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing, Wrestling and other self-defense techniques. On Friday, the last half of the day, we will have a party to celebrate all their hard work from throughout the week! Reserve your child’s spot today, space is limited!
    Dates:  July 15th-19th
    Time:    9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages:    6-14 years old
    Price:    $250 (includes Gi rental)
To register, send us an email or give us a call.

Halecrest Swim Lessons are for children 3 years old and up. Morning Lessons begin at 9:00 and evenings at 4:00. Please place your child in the age appropriate class. We will contact you with the specific start time.

Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club
3107 Killybrooke Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]

Lightning Athletics Academy
Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Unleash the athlete in you at our new Lightning Athletics Academy, a dynamic athletic camp that awaits to stoke your passion for sports. This weeklong camp is thoughtfully structured into two sessions, morning and afternoon. Each session will offer a thrilling combination of agility work and team-building activities, followed by a customized training session in the sport(s) of your choosing.

The Lightning Athletics Academy runs for five weeklong sessions from June 24 to July 26, 2024. Full-Day 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Cost: $500 per week (with the exception of Week 2, July 1-3, which is $300 due to the Fourth of July holiday) and includes a daily lunch and Lightning Athletics swag. Half-Day Either 8:00 to 11:30 AM or 12:30 to 3:00 PM. Cost: $275 per week (with the exception of Week 2, July 1-3, which is $165 due to the Fourth of July holiday). Lunch is not included for half-day camps.

Lions Basketball Camp
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
[email protected]

Lions Basketball Camp at Vanguard University is for boys and girls ages 5-14 who are looking for an entirely unique atmosphere that transcends the typical camp experience. Our campers will not only be coached, trained, and molded into better basketball players through top-notch skill instruction, but will also be taught and encouraged to develop positive character traits that will translate to everyday life. The values displayed and taught by the Vanguard Basketball staff are Biblically based and specifically targeted to molding our campers into young men and women who will have a tremendous positive impact on their friends and family, neighborhoods, schools and communities. The camps are founded on Christian values and principles, although campers from all faiths attend. Every child is one that we value and honor, and we firmly believe that each camper will leave Lions Basketball camp as a leader, with the confidence, integrity, and enthusiasm essential for success on and off the court.

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