Youth Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps!

Our specialty camps allow campers to focus on one area of interest. Specialty camps may include arts & crafts, sports, cooking, dance, and much more.

Cooking Camp

Mission Viejo Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/6/21
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Our most popular camp is back! We will be cooking around the world creating recipes from dishes around the world as well as local favorites! Children will learn how to measure, mix and create dishes that they will get to sample and take home! All children will get a cook book of their creations at the end of camp.

  • Masks must be worn while walking through the facility, using the restroom and while indoors
  • Parents must sign their child in and out of class each time
  • Participants should bring water a nd a snack daily
  • Participants should wear closed to shoes and comfy clothes

Registration Information  

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Standard Registration 4/18/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 175.00$ 175.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Session is Full

Explorers Camp

Newport - Mesa Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/27/21
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Explorers Camp (9:00am-12:00pm) – Provides fun and exciting activities for children. Kids will make new friends while participating in different themes each week: games, science, music, sports, nature, arts and crafts and more! Ages 4-10 only.


Registration Information  

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4/2/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 165.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Animal Kingdom - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session is Full
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Pirate Party - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session is Full
08/16/21 - 08/20/21
Dinosaur Discovery - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session is Full
08/23/21 - 08/27/21
Back to School - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2021

Huntington Beach Summer Camps

Huntington Beach Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/13/21
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Specialty Camps!

Adventure camps are perfect for those children who are new to camp and want to meet new friends! Our camps have different activities daily around a weekly theme including arts, crafts, active play, cooking, dance, and much more. Camp is held indoors with a variety of activities to keep your children busy all morning!

Camps run from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Camps will be following COVID safety protocols to ensure families and staff remain safe.

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Add on Lunch Bunch!!

Lunch Bunch is offered weekly after morning camps. Children will stay after morning camp and have their lunch (lunch is not included and needs to be provided with the child) and then enjoy 1 1/2 hours of extended activities. Must be signed up for that weeks camp to be eligible for lunch bunch.

Lunch bunch runs from 12:30-2:00pm.


Registration Information  

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Standard Registration 4/19/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 145.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Space Camp - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
3 / 16 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2021
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Add on Lunch Bunch!!! - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
9 / 16 Available $45 Register  
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Summer Beach Camp - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
3 / 16 Available Register  
Closes
08/07/2021
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Add on Lunch Bunch!!! - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7 / 16 Available $45 Register  
Closes
08/07/2021

Lunch Bunch

Mission Viejo Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/13/21
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Lunch Bunch is offered weekly after morning camps. Children will stay after morning camp and have their lunch (lunch is not included and needs to be provided with the child) and then enjoy an extended 2 hours of activities. Lunch bunch runs from 12:00-2:00pm.


Registration Information  

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Standard Registration 4/18/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register  
Closes
08/09/2021
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register  
Closes
08/16/2021

Lunch Bunch

Newport - Mesa Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/27/21
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Lunch Bunch (12:00pm-1:00pm) – Lunch Bunch held daily for any camper! Enjoy your lunch with board games and crafts! Great way to transition between the morning and afternoon camp. Stay for one or stay for both! Please bring your own lunch. Ages 4-10 only.


Registration Information  

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4/2/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Lunch Bunch - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Register  
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Lunch Bunch - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Session is Full
08/16/21 - 08/20/21
Lunch Bunch - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Session is Full
08/23/21 - 08/27/21
Lunch Bunch - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2021

Multi- Sports Camp

Mission Viejo Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/6/21
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Sports and Games Camp is a week of fun activities in a variety of events to enhance the participants’ overall athleticism. The goal of the camp is to offer participants the opportunity to play a wide variety of sports and games, from traditional sports/games to new sports/games.

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  • Masks must be worn while walking through the facility, using the restroom and while indoors.
  • Parents must sign their child in and out of class each time
  • Participants should bring water a nd a snack daily
  • Participants should wear closed to shoes and comfy clothes

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
Standard registration 4/18/21 8/19/21 Online / Front Desk $ 145.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session is Full

Multi-Sports Camp

Laguna Niguel Family YMCA
8/9/21 - 8/13/21
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Sports and Games Camp is a week of fun  activities in a variety of events to enhance the participants’ overall athleticism. The goal of the camp is to offer participants the opportunity to play a wide variety of sports and games, from traditional sports/games to new sports/games. Participants should wear athletic clothing and shoes and bring a daily snack and water.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
Standard Registration 4/18/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 145.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register  
Closes
08/09/2021

RMV Adventure Camp

Rancho Mission Viejo YMCA Program Site
8/2/21 - 8/12/21
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The YMCA Adventure Camp is available for children ages 4-10 to come and discover new talents and give them an opportunity to interact with others in a fun setting! Our qualified instructors will provide students with hands-on and engaging lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Science. Camp runs daily from 9:00am-12:00pm and has different activities daily around a weekly theme including sports and play, arts and crafts.

Dates: July 19th-August 12th

Days: Monday-Thursday

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Fees: $180/week

Weekly Camp Themes

  • July 19th-22nd – Weird Science
  • July 26th-29th – Safari
  • August 2nd-5th – Outer Space
  • August 9th-12th – Superheroes

YMCA staff will complete wellness check as children check in. Participants will practice social distancing and wear face covering when unable to 6 foot distance. Staff will conduct regular sanitizing of high touch surface areas.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
6/1/21 8/9/21 Online / Front Desk $ 180.00$ 180.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/05/21
Registration
Closed on
08/02/2021
08/09/21 - 08/12/21
Register  
Closes
08/09/2021

RMV Ranch Camp (Teens)

Rancho Mission Viejo YMCA Program Site
7/23/21 - 8/13/21
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RMV RANCH CAMP FOR PRE-TEENS & TEENS

July 23 | July 30 | August 6 | August 13, 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Ages 10 –15 years can register for a journey on The Ranch, exploring the great outdoors, learning about sustainability, the historic cowboy way of life, and socially connecting with others in a supportive, accepting, and inclusive camp. This camp occurs on the four Fridays before school starts back up, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Each differently themed day will start at The Campout before boarding a charter bus to a new field trip location each week. Join for all four weeks or choose which day(s) work best for you. Check out the daily themes and field trip locations listed below:

  • Friday, July 23rd: Historic Cow Camp
    • Western-day: Pull up yer boots and learn the historic Cowboy way of life on a real working cattle ranch with actual cowboys! Learn how to give a horse a bath, saddle soaping, shoe a horse, and lasso tossing techniques. Campers are encouraged to dress up in western attire.
  • Friday, July 30th: The Reserve of Rancho Mission Viejo
    • Summer Highlights! Campers can dress in bright highlighter colors and will focus on team bonding and games before embarking on a nature hike, learning about local endangered plants and animals, climbing to new heights, and searching for wildlife.
  • Friday, August 6th: RMV Farms
    • Funky Friday: Wild outfits, wilder dancing, and fun with farming. Campers can get their hands in the dirt, and harvest fresh produce, try new foods, sustainable food practices, composting techniques, and care for the community chickens. Wild and wacky outfits are encouraged, and hilarious dance competitions are a must!
  • Friday, August 13th: Pool & Sports Park Day!
    • An end of summer Party to “Tie Dye For”! Rock your summer vibes with tie dye! Swim suits, towels, and extra clothes recommended. Campers will have a pool party at the North Plunge pool and play sports games on the field at the Sports Park. Pairs well with pizza!

$180 for all four sessions, and $60 for one day drop-ins.

YMCA staff will complete wellness check as children check in. Participants will practice social distancing and wear face covering when unable to 6 foot distance. Staff will conduct regular sanitizing of high touch surface areas.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
6/21/21 7/22/21 Online / Front Desk $ 180.00$ 180.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/23/21 - 08/13/21
Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Closed

RMV Ranch Camp (Teens): Drop-In

Rancho Mission Viejo YMCA Program Site
8/6/21 - 8/13/21
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RMV RANCH CAMP FOR PRE-TEENS & TEENS

July 23 | July 30 | August 6 | August 13, 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Ages 10 –15 years can register for a journey on The Ranch, exploring the great outdoors, learning about sustainability, the historic cowboy way of life, and socially connecting with others in a supportive, accepting, and inclusive camp. This camp occurs on the four Fridays before school starts back up, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Each differently themed day will start at The Campout before boarding a charter bus to a new field trip location each week. Join for all four weeks or choose which day(s) work best for you. Check out the daily themes and field trip locations listed below:

  • Friday, July 23rd: Historic Cow Camp
    • Western-day: Pull up yer boots and learn the historic Cowboy way of life on a real working cattle ranch with actual cowboys! Learn how to give a horse a bath, saddle soaping, shoe a horse, and lasso tossing techniques. Campers are encouraged to dress up in western attire.
  • Friday, July 30th: The Reserve of Rancho Mission Viejo
    • Summer Highlights! Campers can dress in bright highlighter colors and will focus on team bonding and games before embarking on a nature hike, learning about local endangered plants and animals, climbing to new heights, and searching for wildlife.
  • Friday, August 6th: RMV Farms
    • Funky Friday: Wild outfits, wilder dancing, and fun with farming. Campers can get their hands in the dirt, and harvest fresh produce, try new foods, sustainable food practices, composting techniques, and care for the community chickens. Wild and wacky outfits are encouraged, and hilarious dance competitions are a must!
  • Friday, August 13th: Pool & Sports Park Day!
    • An end of summer Party to “Tie Dye For”! Rock your summer vibes with tie dye! Swim suits, towels, and extra clothes recommended. Campers will have a pool party at the North Plunge pool and play sports games on the field at the Sports Park. Pairs well with pizza!

$180 for all four sessions, and $60 for one day drop-ins.

YMCA staff will complete wellness check as children check in. Participants will practice social distancing and wear face covering when unable to 6 foot distance. Staff will conduct regular sanitizing of high touch surface areas.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
6/21/21 8/13/21 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/06/21
Fr - 3 hrs
Register  
08/13/21
Fr - 3 hrs
Register  

Science Camp

Laguna Niguel Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/6/21
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Science Camp (9:00am-12:00pm) – Provides fun and exciting science based activities for children. Kids will make new friends while participating in projects that help kids learn all summer long. games, science, music, nature, arts and  more! Ages 4-10 only.


Registration Information  

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Standard Registration 4/18/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 145.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
08/02/2021

Summer Adventure Day Camps

Mission Viejo Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/13/21
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Adventure camps are perfect for those children who are new to camp and want to meet new friends! Camp runs daily from 9:00am-12:00pm and has different activities daily around a weekly theme including sports and play, arts and crafts and water play. Camp is held indoors and outdoors with a variety of activities to keep your children busy all morning!

  • Masks must be worn while walking through the facility, using the restroom and while indoors
  • Parents must sign their child in and out of class each time
  • Participants should bring water and a snack daily
  • Participants should wear closed to shoes and comfy clothes

 

Weekly Camp Themes (Morning 9:00-12:00pm)

June 7th-11th – Superheroes

June 14th-18th – Outer Space

June 21st-25th – Safari

June 28th-July 2nd – Party in the USA

July 5th-9th – Under the Sea

July 12th-16th – Jurassic World

July 19th-23rd – Pirates

July 26th-30th – Hawaiian Hulabaloo

August 2nd-6th – It’s a Bug’s Life

August 9th-13th – Animal Planet


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
Standard Registration 4/18/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 145.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session is Full
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session is Full

Summer Swim Camp

Mission Viejo Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/6/21
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Summer Swim Camp – Come join the fun in the sun this summer. Summer swim camp will include an hour swim lesson every day along with fun activities and water safety aspects.

  • Masks must be worn while walking through the facility, using ht restroom but does not have to be worn while in class if chosen to
  • Parents must sign their child in and out of class each time
  • Participants should bring water and a snack daily
  • Participants should come dressed in their swimsuit, with sunscreen on, a towel and closed-toe shoes
  • All personal items should be labeled with child’s name

Registration Information  

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Standard Registration 4/18/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session is Full

Swim & Sport Camp

Newport - Mesa Family YMCA
8/2/21 - 8/27/21
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Swim & Sport Camp (1:00pm-3:00pm) – This afternoon camp is divided into 2 parts: An organized small-group swim lesson taught by YMCA instructors and structured sports clinics taught by YMCA coaches. Ages 4-10 only.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
4/2/21 8/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 165.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/02/21 - 08/06/21
Swim & Sport Camp - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Session is Full
08/09/21 - 08/13/21
Swim & Sport Camp - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Session is Full
08/16/21 - 08/20/21
Swim & Sport Camp - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Session is Full
08/23/21 - 08/27/21
Swim & Sport Camp - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2021

Youth & Government: 73rd Model Legislature & Court Program

Childcare
10/26/20 - 3/27/22
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2020-2021 Conference Schedules

 

FALL SESSION – Activating Your Political Voice

Session Dates: October 26th – December 3rd

Conference Dates: December 3rd – 5th

In the Fall, we’ll start the year off by discussing some of the most pressing issues we face as a nation. Within small groups made up of delegates from California and beyond, you will work together to identify new and innovative solutions to some of our country’s oldest problems. In a fast pace and accelerated conference, you’ll compete for funding, taking the first step in creating real change in society.

 LEADERSHIP/ELECTIONS

  • 74th Youth Governor Primary*

 

 

WINTER SESSION – Bringing it Back to State

Session Dates: January 11th – February 11th

Conference Dates: February 11th – 13th

During the Winter Session, it’s back to what California YMCA Youth & Government is known for, a state focus. Have an idea on how to make California a better place to call home? Want to head into the courtroom to try out your legal chops? Maybe you’d like to figure out how to effectively balance our state’s budget. No matter what your interests are, we have a program track that will give you the chance to research and tackle the various problems facing your community and our state.

LEADERSHIP/ELECTIONS:

  • Speaker of the Assembly
  • Governor
  • 74th Youth Governor (Run-Off)

74th Chief Justice (Primary

 

 

SPRING SESSION – All Politics Are Local

Session Dates: February 22nd – March 25th

Conference Dates: March 25th – 27th

During the Spring Session, we’ll be bringing Y&G to your neighborhood. We’ll offer programs that will help you understand how local leaders and the state work together to provide everyone in California with the basics we all need. Over the five week session, you’ll have the opportunity to really look at your hometown and gain the skills and experience you’ll need to create positive change in your school, community and city

LEADERSHIP/ELECTIONS:

FINAL ELECTION: 74th Youth Governor & 74th Chief Justice*

*To be eligible to run for Youth Governor you must sign up to participate in all three sessions (Fall, Winter & Spring)

*To be eligible to run for Chief Justice you must sign up for the Winter and Spring


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Member
9/1/20 7/16/21 Online / Front Desk $ 400.00$ 400.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/26/20 - 03/27/22
Registration
Closed