The city of Irvine is offering a wide selection of children’s camps and programs this summer, ranging from sports to science to excursions to some of Southern California’s top attractions.
Participants at the Great Park Learn & Play Camps exercise their body and mind all day. They can start their morning with tennis and then cool off with chess or LEGO activities.
Students in the Young Einstein’s Mystery Science camp will explore different science principles through experiments, such as creating a sailboat that floats on air using magnetic levitation and building a real wooden catapult.
For those who want to explore the outdoors, Children’s Garden Workshop lets them discover how things grow, create farm art projects and start their own seedlings. They can explore Irvine’s trails with flashlights and friends at Kids Only Night Hike & Pizza. Future seafarers can enjoy paddle sports or on-the-water activities on various vessels at Newport Sea Base Camps.
Teenagers who want to contribute to their community while developing life skills should join the volunteer camps. Participants earn up to 20 community service hours volunteering with local nonprofits and community organizations such as Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Turtle Rock Nature Center, Solutions for Urban Agriculture and Environmental Nature Center.
Excursion camps – offered for tweens, middle schoolers and high schoolers – take students to various attractions throughout Southern California such as Disneyland, Catalina Island, Dave & Buster’s, Boomers, Big Air Trampoline Park and many more.
Visit yourirvine.org to learn more.