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2016 Winter Camps & Classes for Holiday Breaks

Arts & Learning Conservatory
Located in Costa Mesa

A&L offers an exciting camp program with comprehensive theater & music training that is engaging, challenging, FUN, and inspiring. A&L recognizes each child’s talent and gives them the necessary building blocks to grow as a performer. Sessions include classes in voice, acting, and dance, or instrumental music with cutting-edge workshops that culminate in a final performance for family and friends.

Winter Break Camps 2016 for Grades: K-2, 3-6
Week 1: December 19 – 22, 2016, 9am-2pm (M-Th)
Located at: Watermark OC, 3186 Pullman St, Costa Mesa
Week 2: December 27-29, 2016, 9am-2pm (T-Th)
Located at:Mariner’s Christian School, 300 Fischer Ave, Costa Mesa

ArtSteps Classes Winter Holiday Workshop
Located in Mission Viejo & Yorba Linda
Mon, Dec 19 - Wed, Dec 21, 2016
9:00am - 12 Noon

Come join us for our fun & educational workshops, where you'll enjoy making beautiful holiday-themed creations that can be a wonderful gift for a loved one, friend or to treasure for yourself!

2016 Winter Clay Workshop for ages 7 and up - spend the holiday break at Art Steps making a clay gingerbread house, winter magnet, and more! Perfect for holiday gifts!
$170 for 3 day workship, materials included.

Child Development Centers
Locations on school campuses in Anaheim, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach

Thinking ahead to the holidays? At CDC, they have you covered! Your child can join in the fun and friendship during school breaks all winter long. The campers will engage in enriching projects based off of popular camp themes.

Please click above to visit the CDC website for participating centers in your area.

Carol Fallon Riding Center
San Juan Capistrano
ages 5-14

Carol Fallon Riding Center Winter Camps are one day camps of small groups of 4-6, ages 5-14. These one day camps are highly supervised by qualified instructors in a professional, safe environment. Private camps may be arranged with a minimum of 4 participants.

2016 Holiday Camp Dates:
December 21, 22, 28, 29, 2016 & January 4 & 5, 2017

The Center Stage Studio & Dance
Located in Aliso Viejo

A musical theater, dance camp for kids ages 6 – 12

Star Wars the Musical Winter Camp
December 27-30, 2016
9am-3pm daily w/ show on Friday $250

This is a weekly camp (M-F, 9 am–3 pm) with a convenient Drop off time at 8:30 for parents that need to get to work. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served at that time for Kids on the run including muffins, bagels and orange juice! Each week campers will celebrate a unique Musical experience with an end of week presentation of our work for family and friends. Campers will also enjoy camp songs, team building exercises, arts & crafts, the movies & a taste of fitness; obstacle course, relays, and more for prizes!

CodeREV Kids
Located near Irvine Spectrum

Learn to code apps and games, or "hack" Minecraft to create personalized, custom elements to the game and code your own special powers, or learn to design levels and engineer amazing adventures with our MC level design Minecraft class! There is something for everyone at our award-winning winter camps this winter, so don't miss out on the fun and education this holiday season!

2016 Winter camp runs December 19 - January 6, M-F each week.
Full Day Camp goes from 9:00 - 4:00. Half Day Camp goes from 9:00 - 12:30. Sign up by the day or week.

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Winter Wonder Camp
Located in Orange

Explore an array of winter-themed activities in our beautiful 5 acre wonderland! Children will learn about different multicultural winter celebrations. We will continue planting, tending, harvesting, and cultivating our Edible Garden. We will observe fractals in romanesco and ferns, and plan for late winter planting. Children will also explore "New Year's Eve" Celebrations around the world and enjoy such activities as yoga, art, Italian & Spanish language, books, dancing, singing, poetry, basic sewing skills, puppet making, crafts, positive communication skills, friendship building activities, games -- and more!

2017 camp information TBA

LangoKids Irvine
Winter Camp - Day camps

Located in Irvine

Bring your child to our tour around the world in the winter! With our winter camp, your kids will have a blast learning about the winter season, and other country's traditions and folklore. Groups are very small and space is limited to 10 campers. Our 4 and 8 hour blocks are suitable for all levels, from bilingual students to beginners with no language experience. Each component of the winter camp will enhance your child's experience of the target language and culture via calisthenics, dance, crafts, songs, recipes, stories and more. Our classes are taught by native speakers who are not only the best in their field, but also extremely passionate about what they do.

Lil Chef School
Located in Irvine

Winter break mini camps. Recipes will include: Snowfolk Cookies, Parmesan Knots, Hashbrown Breakfast Pie, Chicken Wellington, Croissant Bread Pudding and many more!

2 Winter camps.
December 19-23 & December 26-30, 2016

Mission: Renaissance
Fine Art Winter Camp

Now your children can spend their winter season break drawing, sketching and painting! Better yet, the works of art they create make great, one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. Something aunts, uncles and grandparents will cherish for years to come.

Full-day and half-day schedules available to fit your Holiday Season plans.

Prep Stars
Located in Irvine

Prep Stars teaches a Wednesday chess class for beginner and intermediate players. Children will learn the basic moves, opening and mid-game strategies, and the all-important end-game. Students will also learn about the history of chess, and study famous players and matches. Players will become familiar with chess terminology and notation. Students will play matches against each other, and experience playing against chess computers. All chess instructors have above a 1900 chess rating. Prep Stars chess has open enrollment, but spots are limited.

2016 information coming!

QD Learning
Come to Anaheim during winter break for some Creative Writing and Film-making Fun

QD Learning is the best place for children to get inspired during winter break. If you like to watch movies like “Coraline" or "A Nightmare Before Christmas," or even a classic oldie as "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", we have a mission for you. Join us for 'The Animation Mission' camp as we explore the wonder of Stop Motion Animation, a technique in which objects (such as clay models or LEGO® bricks) are photographed in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move.

This 2016 camp is scheduled for Pre-Christmas Week (12/19 - 12/23)

Renaissance ClubSport Winter Break Camps
2016 Dates TBA
Aliso Viejo

We’ve taken all the great things members love about ClubSport University and created a camp! This is a perfect opportunity to have kids stay active and engaged while you finish the shopping, wrapping and cooking. The only difference in this fee based camp from our typical CSU offering is that it’s bigger and better! Each day you have the choice of just one or both sessions. Space is limited so sign up today.

AM session 9am-12pm - Movement, Science and Creative Writing
PM session 1pm- 4pm - Sports/Agility, Book Club and ClubSport Community

Winter writing classes

Children have an unlimited supply of imagination and ideas. They just may not know how to express what they’re thinking in writing. At Storymakery, they offer creative writing programs for every age that supplements their education at school by allowing kids to create their own fantasy or adventure storybooks!

2016 Winter Class schedule:
Creative Writing for Dreamers (Ages 5-6); Jan 13 - Feb 17, 2016
Fiction Writing for Young Authors (Ages 7-9); Jan 13 - Feb 17, 2016
Young Author Fiction Writing (Ages 10-12); Jan 10 - Feb 14, 2016

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