6 Super Awesome Day Camps to Check Out This Summer in Santa Ana

6 Super Awesome Day Camps to Check Out This Summer in Santa Ana


June 17 – July 29. Exciting coding challenges, wild animal discoveries and science wonders await your kids this summer at Discovery Cube’s hands-on camps! They offer several different programs that give kids of all ages the chance to investigate science through fun, one-of-a-kind experiences.

Address: 2500 N. Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-542-2823
Hours: Full Day: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00pm | Half Day: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Price: Varies


A program of Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), CSArts Academy was created to give students ages 8-15 the chance to experience OCSA’s robust arts curriculum in a fun, creative, and nurturing environment.

Under the guidance of renowned educators, young artists have the opportunity to develop important fundamental skills and pursue advanced training in their specific art form.

Summer classes feature Five-Week Arts Camps, One-Week Arts Intensives, and Academic Enrichment Workshops and take place Monday – Friday, June 24 – July 26.

Beginning and advanced classes include acting, animation, creative writing, culinary arts, dance, digital media, fashion, filmmaking, guitar, instrumental music, musical theatre, production and design, study skills, visual arts and more!

Address: 1010 N. Main St., Santa Ana
Phone: (714) 560-0900, Ext. 6181
Hours: Monday – Friday, June 24 – July 26.
Price: Varies


Girls Inc. Smart-Ups is the place for girls to learn leadership, economic literacy, and business skills by creating their own mini-society and opening up their own businesses. Girls also gain exposure to a University setting hosted by Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics. Smart-Ups is open to current 3rd – 5th grade girls.

Address: Orange County
Phone: (714) 597-8610 
Hours: July 1 - 31, 2019
Price: $750 (requires non refundable $50 deposit)


Kids can spend their summer at School of Art, which provides art lessons for all ages! From beginner to advanced, participants will be exposed to mediums such as pastels, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, oils and more. At their inviting studio space, your child will learn to draw and paint like you never thought possible, learning techniques used by the early masters and contemporary artists. Each student is taught with a process that will increase skill, confidence and creativity – bringing home works of art to proudly display. Located in South Coast Metro, near South Coast Plaza.

Address: 3746 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana
Phone: (714) 795-1331
Hours: Monday - Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30AM to 1PM | Wednesday: 1PM to 4:30PM 
Price: $65 per student per day


Looking for something fun and exciting for your kids to do during the next school break? Look no further than Sender One’s Rock Climbing Camp! Rock climbing has been shown to help build confidence, improve focus, and increase coordination and strength in children. Through active instruction and supervised games, climbers ages 6 to 13 years old, will learn how to problem solve, work in groups and gain confidence in their ability to reach new heights! 

Address: 1441 S. Village Way, Santa Ana
Phone: (714) 881 – 3456
Hours: June 10 - August 30 | Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm | Afternoon Session: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Admission: 5 day price: $319/camp (5 day camp, 4 hour sessions, morning or afternoon sessions available) Single day price: $89/camp


In South Coast Repertory’s Summer Acting Workshop, a fun-filled theatre camp for kids and teens (grades 3-12), youth build confidence and self-esteem.

The two-week camp is designed for students new to SCR, where enthusiastic and experienced professional artists help students explore and deepen their understanding of acting. Interactive instruction in voice, movement, character development and more is led by SCR’s staff of theatre professionals. Also, special guests bring to life various aspects of theatre, such as design, improvisation, combat, singing and play-writing. Camp concludes with students sharing their work onstage in a demonstration for invited family and friends.

In SCR’s Summer Musical Theatre Workshop, open to all in grades 7-12, from beginners to young pros, this exciting and lively class teaches students how to audition for a musical role and then prepares them to perform that role. They’ll learn what it means to “act” a song and “sing” a scene.

Address: 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
Phone: (714) 708-5510
Hours: SESSION I July 15-27, 2019 | SESSION II July 29 - August 10, 2019 | Hours depend on grade.
Price: Varies