Summer camps for children are a wonderful way to break up those summer days. Your child will learn new skills to enhance their abilities, meet new friends and create wonderful memories. If you have a budding American Idol contestant or a future Academy Award winner, then these are the summer camps you will want your future star to attend.
Orange County Song and Dance Summer Camp
OCSD offers two summer camp options for wannabe singers and dancers. The first camp runs July 5th through 16th (for children 6 to 19 years old) and the second camp runs August 9th through 20th (for children 9 to 21 years old). This extensive performing arts camp offers 60 hours of professional training by some of the industry's best choreographers, vocal coaches, and performers. Classes offered include vocal training; jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and hip hop dance; drama/commercial class; acting classes including improv, drama and novelty. Each participant receives a camp t-shirt and camp photo. Class sizes are limited.
Orange County Song and Dance
5860 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, California 92683
South Coast Repertory Summer Camp
South Coast Repertory offers a summer acting workshop for children in grades 3 to 12. Each participant is placed in groups with other campers of the same age. Summer camp activities include: interactive instruction in voice; character development; movement and more. Parents and friends are invited on the last day of the two week workshop to view a presentation of what the students have learned. SCR also offers a Summer Musical Theatre Workshop where participants will learn vocal instruction; how to interpret music and text; performance techniques and much more.
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626
The Orange County High School of the Arts Foundation
This high school for the performing artsl is offering a summer arts and enrichment program from June 21 through July 30. Classes offered include Introduction to Creative Writing; Dramatic Writing Workshop; Dance Camp exploring jazz, lyrical, Broadway and hip hop; Ballroom Dancing; Guitar; Opera and Choral; Best of Broadway; Ceramics; Computer Animation; and 3-D Design to name a few. Classes are geared towards students in grades 3 through 12. Each specific class has a particular age group. Please check the school website here for detailed information.
The Orange County High School of the Arts
101 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92701
(714) 560-0900, ext. 5630
These are just a few of the many options parents have to choose from for summer camps in Orange County. For a comprehensive listing, please go here.