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Making Family Life Better in OC & Long Beach Metro | kidsguidemagazine.com | Summer 2020 | Hey, It’s Free!

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Summer Youth Programs While Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is hopeful for a return to our recreation activities this summer, all programs will be subject to change or cancellation as necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of our participants. Visit www.LBParks.org for the latest information on program adjustments.

Summer Day Camps

Free Summer Fun Days


June - August Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Extended hours available for an additional fee. Financial assistance available. Register online. Visit www.LBParks.org.

June - August Crafts, games, sports and more for ages 5-12, Monday - Friday, six hours each day. Admiral Kidd, Bixby, Chavez, Coolidge, Drake, Houghton, King, MacArthur, McBride, Orizaba, Pan American, Ramona, Seaside, Silverado, Somerset, Stearns Champions, Veterans, Wardlow and Whaley. Visit www.LBParks.org for schedules.

9 a.m. - noon, 5-8 years old Children must have completed kindergarten. $120 per week.

Teen Programs

The Art of Flying • 39178 July 27-31 Blend art and science to discover about birds.

Park Day Camps Wardlow Pee Wee Camp Ages 5-8, $115/Week, 562-570-1705 Pan American High Five Sports Camp Ages 5-12, $115/Week, 562-570-1660 El Dorado Park West Day Camp Ages 5-12, $115/Week, 562-570-3225 Silverado Camp Ages 5-12, $115/Week, 562-570-1675 Veterans Day Camp Ages 5-12, $115/week, 562-570-1695 Whaley Music and Arts Camp Ages 5-12, $120/Week, 562-570-1710

Aquatics Day Camps Belmont Junior Aquatics Camp Ages 5-7, $165/Week Bayshore Beach Camp Ages 8-12, $165/Week Bay Club Teen Camp Ages 13-15, $123/Week Counselor in Training Camp Ages 14-17, $320/ 4-week session For more information call 562-570-1888.

Free Recreational Swim (under age 17) Visit www.lbparks.org for times at: Belmont Plaza Pool, 570-1806 King Park Pool, 570-1718 Silverado Park Pool, 570-1721 Cabrillo High School Pool, 570-1808 Jordan High School Pool, 570-1721

Games, computer labs, crafts, sports, dances, field trips and more. Call for schedules. Admiral Kidd, 2125 Santa Fe Ave. 570-1600 Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave., 570-8890 Freeman Center, 1205 Freeman Ave., 570-8688 Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., 570-1640 McBride Park, 1550 M.L. King Ave., 570-1605 Silverado Park, 1545 West 31st St., 570-1675

El Dorado Nature Center Kids Discovery Camp Pre-registration required at www.LBParks.org. Children will experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts. Snack provided.

PRESCHOOL SESSIONS 9-11 a.m., 3-5 years old Children must be potty-trained. This is not a parent participation class. $100 per week. Time for an Adventure! • 39174 August 17-21 Play games, investigate and solve animal clues. Summer Splash • 39175 August 24-28 Get a little wet exploring science, magic, and water-loving wildlife. VISIT LBPARKS.ORG • FOL LOW US ON

Shifting Seasons • 39177 July 13-17 Play with autumn colors, freeze with snow, buzz with spring, and fast track to sizzling summer fun.

The Quest • 39179 August 3-7 Search for clues that will lead you toward what has been hidden. Calling All Time Travelers • 39180 August 10-14 Hike into the past and learn about the native people of this region.

JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM 9 a.m. - noon, 9-12 years old Go behind the scenes and learn new ways to be good stewards of the Nature Center. $120 per week. Investigation: Wildlife! • 39181 July 6-10 Uncover nature’s hidden secrets. Art Is In Our Nature • 39182 July 20-24 Explore the connections between art and the world around us.


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Looks like we are going to have a summer after all. Camps are opening daily, along with museums, theme parks, and lots of other family destinations. They may not look like they did last year, with smaller groups and social distancing (to the degree that anyone under age 10 can do), but that’s not all bad. We’ve become used to the smaller experience, and now are ready and willing to venture out, carefully and responsibly. Normally this summer issue would have been filled with events, concerts, moviesin-the-park. Instead it is 48 pages filled with all the good stuff that your family can enjoy any day…now freshly open, sparkling clean and ready to show your family a good time (of course you’ll want to call or go online first for updates about visiting). Many kid-friendly programs have become so creative in offering top-notch virtual options too, from STEM programs and camps to dance and art classes––even in-person/online combos. We’ve listed them in this issue, and also post new ones daily on our website and social media (are you following us?). Whatever your comfort level is in venturing out, we hope you’ll Kidsguide your way through summer and find lots of memory-making experiences. Most importantly: spend time together, enjoy the small things, love and appreciate each other, stay safe and stay healthy.


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• Adventure City 1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim (714) 236-9300, www.adventurecity.com Adventure City in North Orange County is guaranteed to entertain young families, with 17 exciting rides and attractions, including the Drop Zone, a 50-foot free-fall tower and the all-new Rewind Racers roller coaster. You’ll also find a petting farm, a 25-foot climbing wall, an arcade, a Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends play area, great food and much more. What a great place to have a company picnic, birthday party or team party! The price is right, too. All-day unlimited rides: adults or children, $21.95; seniors (55 and over), $17.95. AAA discount available for up to six regular-price admissions per card. Free parking. See ad on page 9. • Bowers Museum - Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana (714) 567-3600, www.bowers.org At the Bowers Museum, the exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-thescenes access never before granted to the public. From nostalgic classics like sketches for Fantasia and ghouls from the Haunted Mansion attraction, to modern-day favorites like super hero costumes and maquettes from Frozen, this enchanting exhibition is an immersive treasure trove the entire family will love. See ad on back cover. • Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way, Downey (562) 231-1200, www.columbiaspacescience.org Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. It also serves as the national memorial for the Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members, lost in 2003. The 20,000-squarefoot visitor center is equipped with not only amazing technology and visual teaching exhibits, it also holds engaging classes and workshops. Every Saturday is Saturday Science—visit for fun and educational science activities and demonstrations. The Space Center hosts the only Challenger Learning Center in the greater Los Angeles area, where you can: Return to the Moon, or go on a Voyage to Mars, and experience the real-life excitement of working in Mission Control or in the Spacecraft; available for field trips, team-building exercises and parties of 16 or more (see Parties). Also see Camps. Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays. $5 per person (4+). Before visiting the space center, 4 kidsguidemagazine.com

please check the website for COVID-19 updates. See ad for virtual summer camps on page 21. • Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park 10555 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk (562) 868-9956, wwww.golfnstuff.com Take a break and have fun at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Offers challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats, Disk O’ Thrill ride and kiddie train. While you’re there, check out the latest in arcade games, great prizes, snack bar, and party facilities for birthday or team parties (see Parties). Ask about their free school and doctors’ office incentive programs. Where the 5 and 605 freeways meet. See ad with coupons on page 11, and Parties ad on page 39. • Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine (949) 428-3900, www.pretendcity.org Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8). The city is comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits. At Pretend City, children learn through role play based on real-world experiences as they dress up as a police officer, deliver the mail, create art, compose music or put out a fire. Designed to align with the California State Standards and Preschool Learning Foundation, Pretend City’s educational programs engage children (pre-school - 3rd grade) through school field trips, where the museum is the classroom and learning comes to life! Also see Parties and Special Needs. See ad on page 7.

Aquarium of the Pacific More than 12,000 ocean animals, including penguins, sea otters and shark touch pools. Educational programs, birthday parties, and camps are offered. Family events are held throughout the year. 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. (562) 590-3100. www. aquariumofpacific.org

Birch Aquarium Get hands-on with sea stars, hermit crabs and sea cucumbers in their living tidepool exhibit. Watch feedings (including sharks) and shows. Toddler time weekly. UCSD, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. (858) 534-3473. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Thirty-five saltwater tanks and touch tanks, plus discovery labs and an Aquatic Nursery with baby sea animals. Ongoing science programs include tours, workshops and classes, camps, youth docents, family programs, annual events, tidepool walks and grunion runs. 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro. (310) 548-7562. www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org Heal the Bay Aquarium Over 100 local species on exhibit, plus daily educational programs, hands-on activities, party packages and special events. 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. (310) 393-6149. www.healthebay.org/aquarium Legoland’s Sea Life Aquarium Sixteen interactive zones, touch pools, and the exhibit Sea at Night, where you’ll experience bioluminescent tides and starry nights all day, and Shark Mission, where you learn cool shark facts by playing games on a giant touch screen. Dive shows and feedings daily. One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad. (760) 918-5346. www. visitsealife.com/california Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles Visitors can see seal and sea lion patients from a safe distance. Group tours and volunteer opportunities offered. Animal viewing is free. 3601 S. Gaffey St., #8, San Pedro. (310) 548-5677. www. marinemammalcare.org • Ocean Institute Interactive exhibits, marine life, touch tanks, a variety of cruises (whale watching, bioluminescence night cruises and specialty cruises), including sails on the tall ship, The Spirit of Dana Point. Their new marine education center focusing on sharks opens in 2020. Summer camps available (page 20). 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point. (949) 496-2274. www. ocean-institute.org. See ad on page 23. Pacific Marine Mammal Center Rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals. After-school and Girl Scouts programs available for kids and teens. Free, donations encouraged. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 4943050. www.pacificmmc.org

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America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College Home of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program. Visit the zoo for special animal shows and demonstrations. Plus, behind-thescenes tours and other up-close opportunities. Annual family-friendly special events throughout the year. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. (805) 3781441. www.moorparkcollege.edu/teaching-zoo Animal Tracks Family weekdays and Safari Sundays allow visitors of all ages to get up-close and personal with reptiles, ferrets, an armadillo, wolf hybrids, and more. Agua Dulce. (805) 341-2515. www.animaltracksinc.org • Children’s Nature Retreat The Children’s Nature Retreat welcomes visitors of all ages to its magical 20-acres, which acts as a safe haven to over 130 domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. The Retreat is specifically designed to help children develop a sense of wonder for nature and its inhabitants through unstructured exploration and learning. Fun and educational, interactive encounters and guided tours

are available for everyone to learn and foster an appreciation for animals, nature, sustainable farming and the ecosystem. Open Thursday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment. Admission, $18-28; kids (under 2), free; optional upgrades can include an up-close and personal experience in an enclosure, and even “Be a Keeper for the Day.” Also see Parties. 5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine. (619) 320-4942. www.childrensnatureretreat.org. See ad on page 9. Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary Meet Diesel the leopard, Taj the Bengal tiger, “The Little Rascals” raccoons, and more. Extreme Feed allows visitors to feed one of the many big cats at the sanctuary. 8545 Buttemere Road, Phelan. (760) 8682755. www.foreverwildsanctuary.org Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Special activities and tours (additional fees apply) include Flamingo Mingle, Giraffe Feedings, Behind-the-Scenes Tour, and Keys to the Zoo Tour. School-break camps also offered. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 644-4200. www.lazoo.org Oasis Camel Dairy Camel rides and private tours, plus an animal show, featuring talking parrots, gobbling turkeys, farm dogs, and camels. Open one weekend a month, check website for dates. Special family-friendly events throughout the year. 26757 Highway 78, Ramona. (760) 787-0983. www.cameldairy.com Orange County Zoo View a variety of animals and plants native to the

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southwestern United States and visit the barnyard. The zoo features toddler activities, scout group programs, story times, special events, free cellphone audio tour and train ride through the park. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. (714) 973-6847. www.ocparks.com/zoo OstrichLand USA A zoo of 100+ ostriches and emus. Guests are invited to feed and interact with these large birds. See the babies! Emu chicks typically hatch in late-winter and early spring. 610 E. Highway 246, Solvang. (805) 686-9696. www.ostrichlandusa.com San Diego Zoo Discover thousands of animals and upgrade your visit with special experiences like: walking the grounds before opening, getting your own personal tour guide, spending the morning with cheetahs, being a keeper for the day, or staying on the grounds for a wildlife sleep over. 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego. (619) 231-1515. www.zoo.sandiegozoo.org San Diego Zoo Safari Park Embark on an open-air expedition around the African field exhibits where visitors can take a tram ride to see rhinos, giraffes, antelopes and gazelles up-close and personal. Enhance your experience with different safari add-ons: zipline across the safari park, navigate a treetop trail using a harness, cables and ropes, or go on a special overnight camping adventure. 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. (760) 747-8702. www.sdzsafaripark.org

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Roundhouse Aquarium Viewing and touch tanks each displaying a selection of marine fish and invertebrates. Birthday party packages available. Manhattan Beach Pier. (310) 3798117. www.roundhouseaquarium.org


Santa Ana Zoo Visit the family farm to feed goats and sheep, hop on the Zoofari Express train, and visit the new multispecies exhibit celebrating the habitats of the Pampas Grasslands of South Africa. 1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 836-4000. www.santaanazoo.org STAR Eco Station This science museum and exotic wildlife rescue offers hands-on encounters with exotic birds, reptiles, mammals and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting. 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-8060. www.ecostation.org The Reptile Zoo Over 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Take a photo with a 12-foot Burmese Python, feed a giant tortoise, and visit Darthgator at the Gator Island exhibit. Jr. Zookeeper camps also available. 18818 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. (714) 500-0591. www.thereptilezoo.com Wild Wonders Connect with over 120 animal ambassadors from all over the world. Special animal experiences include behind-the-scene tours and meeting animals up close. Enjoy breakfast while watching cheetahs with their Brunch with the Beasts program. Zoo Camp, Family Zoo Camp and Zookeeper Mentoring programs are also offered. In addition, Wild Wonders hosts parties, wildlife photography sessions, and provides animals for events. Bonsall. (760) 6309230. www.wildwonders.org

Amy’s Farm Guided farm tour includes garden walk, milking cows, petting farm animals, feeding pigs, visiting horses and more. 7698 Eucalyptus Ave., Ontario. (844) 4269732. www.amysfarm.com Centennial Farm Three-acre working farm where visitors can view pigs, chickens, oxen, goats, and fruit and vegetable gardens. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-1500. www.ocfair.com/centennial-farm. • Children’s Nature Retreat See listing on page 5; ad on page 9. Pony Time at Lakewood Equestrian Center Petting zoo with goats, rabbits, chickens, sheep, an alpaca, llamas and a cow. Feed the goats for an additional fee. Hand-led ponies around a trot track are also available, plus classes, trail rides, birthday parties, and parent-and-me programs. 11369 Carson St., Lakewood. (562) 916-7669. www.tinyurl.com/FBPonyTime Susie Q Ranch Pony rides, petting zoo and trail rides. Birthday party packages and horse camps available. 28330 Mary Place, Murrieta. (951) 551-4585. www.susieqranch.co

Zoomars Petting Zoo Pet animals, ride a horse, hop on the Kiddy Train, jump in the corn box, and get lost in a hay maze! Plus, visit the Miner’s Gulch, where kids can mine for gold, gemstones, fossils and ancient relics. Party packages and special events area also offered. 31791 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano. (949) 831-6550. www.zoomars.com

Aqua Bus and Aqua Link Long Beach Transit offers weekend water taxi service (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) September through March; daily service begins in May. AquaBus ($1) and Aqualink ($5) offer stops including the Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village, the Queen Mary, and more. Buy and store your ticket through the LBT App or pay in cash at the dock. Check the website for schedule of departure times. www.ridelbt.com/aqualink • Ocean Institute: Whale Watching, Speciality Cruises and Tours Cruises and tours include: Whale and Marine Life Tours - Two-and-a-half hour tour, most weekends at 10 a.m. Adventure Sail - Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point, on select weekends. Bioluminescence Night Cruise - Interactive night cruise on the Research Vessel Sea Explorer, Friday and Saturday monthly, May - September. Specialty Cruises - Themed cruises such as the 4th of July Cruise, Mother’s/Father’s Day adventures and more. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point. (949) 496-2274. www. ocean-institute.org. See ad on page 23. SS Lane Victory Guests of the Lane Victory are afforded complete access to the ship via a self-paced walking tour that encompasses the vast majority of the ship. See how the Merchant Marines of the World War II era lived and worked, and visit two complete museums packed with videos, history and artifacts. Tours are self-guided. 3600 Miner St, Berth 49, San Pedro. (310) 519-9188. www.thelanevictory.org The Queen Mary Explore the ship from bow to stern on your own, or take one of their guided tours. Visit the website for a list of tours and attractions onboard. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach. (877) 342-0738. www.queenmary.com USS Iowa Enjoy the ship at your own pace on a self-guided tour, or tailor your tour with an add-on experience. Self-guided tour includes a kid-friendly scavenger hunt, 120 minutes of introductory information, and a visit to the general museum. Experiences include the gun tour, engineering tour, the Lost At Sea with Bob Ballard exhibit, Guardians of the Sunda Straight: the WWII Loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston, and a flight simulator. 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro. (877) 446-9261. www.pacificbattleship.com USS Midway Enjoy audio tours, exhibits, and flight simulators

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aboard this historic Navy aircraft carrier that served from 1945-1992. Choose between docent and selfguided tours. The USS Midway Museum features over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircrafts. Family Overnight Adventures are held on select nights. Movie night sleepovers are also offered during the summer. 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. (619) 544-9600. www.midway.org

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum The museum offers a variety of weekend programming for families as well as historical reenactments and tours. 18127 South Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez. (310) 603-0088. www.dominguezrancho.org Drum Barracks Civil War Museum The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining original wooden building of the 22 structures built as a military post during the Civil War in the Los Angeles area. Take a guided tour of the courtyard, the parlor, the armory, and more. 1052 Banning Blvd., Wilmington. (310) 5487509. www.drumbarracks.org Heritage Hill Historical Park Guided tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. No fees for entrance or public tours for groups of seven or less. 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest. (949) 923-2230. www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage Heritage Museum of OC Visit a working blacksmith shop, a rancho home, take a walk in the gardens, or experience the Kellogg House, a late example of Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. The youngest historians can go on the “Children Long Ago” tour to experience daily life in the late 1800s. Learn about the Gold Rush, early exploration, and many other topics. 3101 W. Harvard St., Santa Ana. (714) 540-0404. www.heritagemuseumoc.org Homestead Museum Free-guided tours of two historic houses. Field trips and youth programming for hands-on learning are offered. 15415 E. Don Julian Road, City of Industry. (626) 968-8492. www.homesteadmuseum.org Mission San Juan Capistrano Visit the historic chapel, landmark and museum. Mission San Juan Capistrano showcases historic and religious artifacts, 18-20th century paintings, and Native American art. Guided, audio tours, and special tours just for 4th graders are available. Hands-on activities on weekends include adobe brick-making, panning for gold, and an arrowhead necklace craft. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. (949) 234-1300. www.missionsjc.com Pio Pico Historic Park Adobe The five-acre park encompasses historic gardens and the beautiful restored adobe home of Pio Pico, the governor of California in 1832, and again in 1846. Year-round events include fiestas, Living History Days, and Junior Ranger/Junior Rancher

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programs. 6003 Pioneer Blvd., Whittier. (562) 6951217. www.tinyurl.com/piopicohistoricpark


Point Fermin Lighthouse Built in 1874, the Point Fermin Lighthouse was the first navigational light into the San Pedro Bay. 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. (310) 241-0684. www.pointferminlighthouse.org Rancho Los Alamitos Tour the ranch house, lush gardens, and visit the farm animals (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits). Guided tours start every 30 minutes. 6400 E. Bixby Hill Rd., Long Beach. (562) 4313541. www.rancholosalamitos.com • Rancho Los Cerritos A historic site that includes an 1844 adobe home, lush gardens, and rotating exhibits. Special events such as Creation Stations, Mud Mania, and story times are held throughout the year. Summer camps for elementary and middle-school students are offered (see Camps). Guided tours are available, including Rancho Adventures, a special tour for families ($5 per person). Free admission. 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach. (562) 206-2040, www.rancholoscerritos.org. See ad on page 22. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Tour the presidential museum detailing the life and times of Richard Nixon. See an exact replica of his Oval Office, tour his original birthplace, climb aboard Marine One, and explore the Pat Nixon Gardens. The Nixon Library features 70 major exhibits, 30 multimedia experiences, 11 original films, and more than 300 artifacts. 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. (714) 993-5075. www.nixonlibrary.gov Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum Walk onboard the actual Air Force One aircraft, view a full-size replica of President Reagan’s Oval Office, a piece of The Berlin Wall, and a first-of-its-kind hologram of our nation’s 40th President. 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. (805) 522-2977. www.reaganfoundation.org Tankland - American Military History Museum Located 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles is the American Military History Museum, also known as Tankland. The museum is home to over 170 military vehicles and outdoor exhibits dating from 1933 to the present. 1918 Rosemead Blvd., South El Monte. (626) 442-1776. www.tankland.com

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The Banning Museum Guided tours of the historic home and barn. The permanent exhibit, Improbable Gateway, takes visitors on a journey to learn how a shallow muddy harbor became the world-class Port of Los Angeles; what it was like to travel by stagecoach; and how the first railroad in Southern California came to be. 401 East M St., Wilmington. (310) 548-7777. www.banningmuseum.org The Lincoln Memorial Shrine Museum and research facility dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Current exhibits include And the War Came, which commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and The Sultana Disaster, the worst maritime disaster in KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check with organizer for updated information.

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American history. Free admission. 125 W. Vine St., Redlands. (909) 798-7632. www.lincolnshrine.org

Luv 2 Play - 13722 Jamboree Rd., Irvine. (949) 2032611. www.luv2play.com/irvine • My Gym - Classes and programs for 6 months+. Find a location near you on their website. www. mygym.com. See ad on page 41. Oodles - Los Alamitos and Cerritos. (562) 888-1496. www.oodlesusa.com

Many locations offer camps, classes, and parties. Age restrictions may apply. Also see rock climbing centers on page 46.

PlayPie - Story time, face painting, and special events. 6924 Beach Blvd., K-131, Buena Park. (714) 660-8280. www.playpie.com

AdventurePlex - Outdoor climbing, classes, and AdventureCamp available. 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach. (310) 546-7708. www.adventureplex.org

Pump it Up - Locations in Anaheim Hills, (714) 408-2585; Irvine, (949) 261-7867; Lake Forest, (949) 951-9663; and Torrance, (310) 533-9377. www.pumpitupparty.com

Billy Beez - Indoor obstacle course and slides. 400 West Disney Way, #189, Anaheim. (657) 207-4841. www.billybeezus.com BounceU - Inflatables for private and public bouncing sessions. 428-A W. Katella Ave., Orange. (714) 7445867. www.bounceu.com/orange-ca BubblePOP - Blow giant bubbles at interactive stations. 2475 Park Ave., Tustin. (949) 529-8078. www.gobubblepop.com Candeeland - Candy-themed slides, swings, plus toddler-safe play area. 2800 N. Main St., #504, Santa Ana. (714) 852-3337. www.candeeland.co GIGIL - Classes offered, plus workspace for parents, complimentary Wi-Fi and supervision for kids. 3430 N. Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach. (562) 9729867. www.gigilplay.com Gymboree Play and Music - Classes for kids (0-5) based on play, arts and music. Locations in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim Hills, Cypress, Fullerton, Irvine, Los Angeles, Torrance, and more. www.gymboreeclasses.com Jump n’ Jammin - Slides, arcade games, and tunnels. Hourly supervised care (3-12) is available for an additional fee. 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo. (949) 582-5890. www.jumpnjammin.com Jumper’s Jungle - Inflatable slides and bounce houses. Locations in Gardena, (424) 257-5867; Long Beach, (562) 283-3304; Santa Fe Springs, (562) 758-0828; and South Gate, (562) 641-5867. www.jumpersjungle.com

Red Ball Fun Zone - Indoor obstacle course, sports courts, and dodgeball. 7611 Carson St., Long Beach. (818) 500-9800. www.redballfunzone.com Scooter’s Jungle - Placentia, (714) 223-5730; and El Segundo. (310) 848-1380. www.scootersjungle.com Seascape Kids Fun - 4771 E. Hunter Ave., Anaheim. (714) 970-7100. www.seascapekidsfun.com Silly Goose Playground - Multiple-day passes and sibling discounts. 25449 Narbonne Ave., Lomita. (310) 539-2792. www.sillygooseplayground.com The Bounce Place - Climbing walls, and arcades. Located inside Lakewood Center Mall. (562) 5430312. www.thebounceplace.com The Little Gym - Gymnastics, karate, music, and Lego building classes. Anaheim Hills, (657) 282-0048; Lakewood, (213) 279-2000; Torrance, (310) 543-2333; and Tustin, (714) 505-5855. www.thelittlegym.com Twinkle Twinkle Kids Cafe - Kid-friendly restaurant with indoor playground. 2065 Palos Verdes Drive, Lomita. (310) 530-4535. www.kidscafetwinkle.com We Play Loud - Two levels of obstacles, slides, rides, and inflatables. Huntington Beach and Lake Forest. (949) 328-9616. www.weplayloud.com Wonder of Dinosaurs - Dinosaur-themed bounce houses, mazes, mini-mini golf and more. South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. (951) 543-6011. www.wonderofdinosaurs.com

Jumping Fun Kids - Inflatable slides and bounce houses. 7501 Commonwealth Ave., Buena Park. (714) 787-4994. www.umpingfunkids.net. Kidz Town - 5925 E Carson St., Lakewood. (562) 420-7529. www.kidz-town.com

Big Air Locations in Buena Park, (714) 831-1092; and Laguna Hills, (949) 305-9788. www.bigairusa.com DEFY Orange County 25222 El Paseo, Mission Viejo. (949) 445-1340. www.defy.com GetAir Trampoline Park 5142 Argosy Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 9165815. www.getairsports.com/surf-city

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Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park 1411 S. Village Way, Santa Ana. (714) 249-7676. www.rockinjump.com/orangecounty Sky Zone Trampoline Park Locations in Anaheim, (657) 205-1100; Cerritos, (562) 203-1333; Torrance, (310) 323-4500; and Westminster, (714) 415-5867. www.skyzone.com

Automobile Driving Museum Collection of 130+ vintage, antique and muscle cars. Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt and follow clues to discover hidden surprises and interesting facts throughout the museum. Kids Area features cars and tracks, dress-up, and mechanic tent. Drop in for a scoop, shake or float at their 1950s-themed ice cream parlor. See life-sized Hot Wheels, enjoy raffles, toys, tracks, and train rides at their regularly scheduled Hot Wheels Garage events. Weekly rides also offered. 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. (310) 909-0950. www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org Autry Museum of the American West Children can become cinematographers as they act and film their version of the American West in the Imagined West Studios, pan for gold on weekends, and more. Admission is free on second Tuesdays. Bank of America cardholders have free admission during the first full weekend of each month. Children under 3, free. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000. www.theautry.org • Bowers Museum For information about their current exhibit, Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic, see listing on page 4; ad on back cover. www.bowers.org California African American Museum CAAM highlights art, history, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on under-represented artists. Special events for children and family programs are offered throughout the year. Admission is free. Exposition Park, 600 State Dr., Los Angeles. (213) 744-7432. www.caamuseum.org California Science Center Explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Experience the world’s largest display of LEGO art by artist Nathan Sawaya in their special exhibit, The Art of the Brick; learn about physics with Science in Toyland; enjoy ongoing permanent exhibitions such as Creative World, World of Life, Air and Space, and more. Admission is free for permanent exhibits. 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles. (323) 724-3623. www.californiasciencecenter.org • Discovery Cube Orange County They’re open! Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with fun, interactive exhibits and science safe activities in themed areas including: Inspector Training

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Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Science of Hockey and more. Cutting-edge activities will educate and entertain everyone from kids of all ages to the kid in all of us. This holiday season mark your calendars for the return of OC’s most popular event, Bubblefest! Check out the website for more information on purchasing your tickets online and guidelines for your visit. 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 542-2823. www. oc.discoverycube.org. See ad on page 5. Getty Center and Villa The Getty features art from all over the world including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Architecture and garden tours are available. Admission to the Getty campuses are always free (paid parking). www.getty.edu Getty Center - Enjoy the Family Room, where kids can hunt for art treasure or become artists by drawing and building. 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles. Getty Villa - Learn about Greek mythology from the world of Percy Jackson to palace art of ancient Iraq. Website offers “Tips for Families.” Admission is free, but a timed ticket, available on their website, is required. 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades. Hammer Museum Hammer kids programs offer hands-on art workshops and films for the whole family. Download a family or teen guide from their website for an interactive experience in the galleries. Admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000. www. hammer.ucla.edu International Printing Museum See the largest working collection of antique printing machines in the world. Experience the history of the print and letterpress through tours, demonstrations, theater presentations and family-friendly events throughout the year. Birthday parties and scout programs also offered. 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson. (310) 515-7166. www.printmuseum.org

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Japanese American National Museum Exhibits highlight Japanese-American culture and history. Free general admission every Thursday, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., and all day every third Thursday of the month. Admission for children, ages 5 and under, is free. 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles. (213) 625-0414. www.janm.org La Brea Tar Pits and Museum Visit this active Ice Age dig site where new discoveries are made every day. Enjoy their exhibit, Mammoths and Mastodons, check out the Fossil Lab where real paleontologists work, visit the 3D Theatre, and more. Summer camps are available for children (grades K-8). Free admission on the first Tuesdays of every month (except July and August) and free admission every Tuesday in September. 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 763-3499. www.tarpits.org Long Beach Museum of Art Free Family ArtMaking Workshops are held on Sundays. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under. Free admission after 3 p.m. on Thursday, and half-price all day Fridays. 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 439-2119. www.lbma.org KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check with organizer for updated information.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. Family activities include painting in the Boone Children’s Gallery, Family Days with tours, art-making on Sundays, story times, and art classes/workshops. Family Guides for kids (612) are available at the ticket office. Children and teens (ages 17 and under) can join NexGenLA, a free membership for LA County residents, allowing youth and one guest to visit the museum for free anytime. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under. Free admission to all visitors on the second Tuesday of the month, and weekdays after 3 p.m. for LA County residents. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. www.lacma.org Museum of Illusions A unique experience that will transport you to a world of fantasy and imagination. The latest exhibit, Upside Down House, features seven different interactive upside down rooms. 6751 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (800) 593-2902. www.laillusions.com Museum of Latin American Art Dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art exhibits, the Museum of Latin American Art offers special events for all generations. Guided tours can be booked online. Free admission every Sunday and also fourth Thursday of the month, 5-9 p.m. 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. (562) 4371689. www.molaa.org Museum of Tolerance See the special exhibit on the life and legacy of Anne Frank through rare artifacts and an experiential 260-degree cinematic dramatization of Anne’s room in the Secret Annex. Each visitor to the Holocaust exhibit receives a photo passport card with the story of a child whose life was changed by the Holocaust. Throughout the tour, the passport is updated and at the end, the ultimate fate of the child is revealed. Admission is free on the third Tuesday after 2 p.m. (does not include special exhibits). 9786 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 5538403. www.museumoftolerance.com Natural History Museum Dig for dinosaurs in the Discovery Center, stroll through the Nature Gardens, and check out the Dinosaur Hall where it’s the only place in the world to see a baby, juvenile, and sub-adult T.rex at the same time. See bugs from all around the world in the new Bugtopia exhibition. Family and youth programming include Dinosaur Encounters, camps, and sleepovers. Admission is free the first Tuesday of the month (except July and August) and free admission every Tuesday in September. Advanced ticket reservation recommended. Admission is free daily for EBT cardholders, CA teachers, active or retired military, and children 2 and under. LA County residents receive free admission on weekdays from 3-5 p.m. Exposition Park, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 763-3466. www.nhm.org Norton Simon Museum Features European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, as well as South and Southeast Asian art. Free educational programs for children range from art-making, storytelling and performing arts 10 kidsguidemagazine.com

to film screenings. Admission is free for students with I.D., active military personnel, and children ages 18 and under. Admission is free for the public on the first Fridays of the month from 5-8 p.m. 411 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. (626) 449-6840. www. nortonsimon.org

le full of hands-on inventions, gadgets and experiments that encourage children to discover science through play. Workshops, Kids-Only Club events, birthday party packages, and other special events offered. 42081 Main St., Temecula. (951) 308-6367. www.pennypickles.org

Petersen Automotive Museum Explore automobile designs from the past and present, plus take a look at the future of automobiles in their Building an Electric Future exhibition. Youth workshops, weekend crafting, and presentations are available with admission. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 930-2277. www.petersen.org

• Pretend City 29 Hubble, Irvine. (949) 428-3900. www.pretendcity. org. See complete listing on page 4; ad on page 7.

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology Explore exhibit areas totaling 4,000 square feet and monthly opportunities to meet and talk with real paleontologists. Visit their Hall of Footprints and learn about fossils in a functioning fossil preparation lab, then visit the Hall of Life showcasing Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history. Discovery Days are offered monthly. Admission is free for children ages 4 and under. 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont. (909) 6242798. www.alfmuseum.org Skirball Cultural Center Family-friendly activities like sing-alongs, story times, and sensory-friendly Fridays are offered. Admission is free on Thursdays. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. www.skirball.org

Cayton Children’s Museum The museum features five wings of themed exhibits designed around developing core values. Admission is free for visitors who participate in EBT and WIC. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. (424) 4168320. www.caytonmuseum.org Children’s Museum at La Habra Play in the STEAM Lab, learn about trains in the Model Train Village, ride an authentic, hand-carved carousel, learn about environment conservation, and even dress up in costume and perform on a stage. Enjoy this and more, plus family programming on the weekends throughout the year. Explore the deeply cultural and reflective stories of fifteen tribes from four regions of the United States in their new exhibit, American Native: First Nations Tales. 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra. (562) 383-4236. www.lhcm.org Kidspace Children’s Museum Hands-on exhibits, both indoor and outdoor, include water and mud features, digging for fossils, outdoor climbing and more. Classes, camps, family nights, workshops and special events are also offered. 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 4499144. www.kidspacemuseum.org Pennypickle’s Workshop Explore the home of Professor Phineas T. Pennypick-

Southern California Children’s Museum Play-based activities designed to foster excitement and spark a real sense of wonder. Early childhood exhibits and weekly activities are offered, as well as work spaces for parents. Camps are offered seasonally. 459 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 6570357. www.socalkids.org

Flight Path Museum and Learning Center Features exhibits documenting Southern California’s aviation history. Exhibits include models, uniforms, and other artifacts from airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aerospace companies and airports. 6661 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles. (424) 646-7284. www. flightpathlax.com Lyon Air Museum Located on the west side of John Wayne Airport, the exhibit is comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on World War II. 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. (714) 2104585. www.lyonairmuseum.org March Field Air Museum Over 80 aircraft and more than 30,000 artifacts, including flight gear and simulators, uniforms, and photos, plus annual Air Show. 22550 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside. (951) 902-5949. www.marchfield.org Museum of Flying Features a full-motion flight simulator (additional rates apply). 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 398-2500. www.museumofflying.org Planes of Fame Air Museum Aviation-themed activities, air shows, and tours. Living-history event days, feature speaker program, and flight demonstrations offered throughout the year; check website for dates. 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino. (909) 597-3722. www.planesoffame.org Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum Features Sky Lab Computer Center, flight simulators, Tuskegee Airmen Learning Center and afterschool programs. 961 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton. (310) 618-1155. Western Museum of Flight Educational programs allow children to see and touch airplanes. 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, Torrance. (310) 326-9544. www.wmof.com

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Descanso Gardens A 150-acre retreat of botanical collections and seasonal horticultural displays. Collections include California native plants, a five-acre Rose Garden, Japanese Garden with a koi-filled stream and teahouse, camellia collection, Oak Forest, an Ancient Forest with plants from the days of dinosaurs and much more. Family events and workshops offered throughout the year. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200. www.descansogardens.org Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden A Japanese garden encompassing 1.3 acres on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Feed koi fish, visit the teahouse, and enjoy the Zen Garden. Visit on a Sunday and enjoy special activities. 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 985-8885. www.csulb.edu/japanese-garden • El Dorado Nature Center 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-1745, www.longbeach.gov Covering 105 acres with two miles of dirt trails and a quarter-mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas. At the entrance, cross over the wooden bridge that spans the lake and you’ll find yourself on a small island that houses the Visitor Center, containing educational displays, art gallery and a small gift shop offering environmentally-themed books and gifts. Special events, workshops, and educational programs offered throughout the year. Trails open: Tuesday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Museum: Tuesday - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vehicle entry fee (cash/credit), $5-8. See ad on front inside cover. Environmental Nature Center A five-acre landscape for learning and a place of preservation and instruction. The ENC has 15 California native plant communities, a fresh water marsh, wildlife habitats, walking trails and a sustainablydesigned learning center. School-break camps are available. 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. (949) 645-8489. www.encenter.org Fullerton Arboretum A 26-acre botanical garden with plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of CSUF. Reserve a spot on a group tour of the Heritage House and visit the O.C. Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum. Special events and classes offered throughout the year. 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. (657) 278-3407. www.fullertonarboretum.org Los Angeles County Arboretum A 127-acre botanical garden and historical site that includes Native American, Rancho Period, and late


Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center A 43-acre seasonal wetland thought to be one of the last remaining vernal freshwater marshes in LA County that is home or migration stops for hundreds of species. Docent-led tours and school group programs available, as well as family-friendly events. 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance. (310) 782-3989. www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com Nix Nature Center Located in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, explore the meaning of parkland through exhibits and wildlife viewing area portals. Enjoy scavenger hunts with the family, and learn from free, fun quarterly wildlife programs featuring live animals, Native American customs, craft projects, and more. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 9232235. www.ocparks.com Oak Canyon Nature Center A 58-acre natural park consisting of three adjoining canyons and four miles of hiking trails. Visit the interpretive center, a small museum with live animal and regional natural history exhibits. Enjoy the Discover Nature Family Program, attend Nature Nights, or host a birthday party. Wilderness Survival Camp also offered to teens (12-14). 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim. (714) 998-8380. www.anaheim.net/ocnc San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Wetlands cover 300 acres at this tranquil preserve that has 12 miles of trails. Home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, crustaceans, and other creatures native to the San Joaquin Valley. 5 Riparian View, Irvine. (949) 261-7963. www.irwd.com/san-joaquin-marsh Sherman Library and Gardens The two-acre botanical garden features a tropical observatory with koi fish, rose garden, fern grotto, Japanese garden, herb garden, and research library. Classes, festivals and family-friendly events are offered throughout the year. 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar. (949) 673-2261. www.thesherman.org

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Shipley Nature Center This 18-acre nature preserve features native plants and animals, plus trails. Visit the Interpretive Center to see a diorama of animals and exhibit panels. Parent and Me programs and special events are offered throughout the year. Free admission, $1 donation suggested. 17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. (714) 842-4772. www.shipleynature.org South Coast Botanic Garden This 87-acre Botanic Garden has more than 2,500 different species of plants. Popular features include a small lake, rose garden, cactus garden, Japanese garden and more. Visit their Children’s Garden and Children’s Discovery Garden, developed around

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Bolsa Chica Wetlands Explore one of the largest saltwater marshes around. Approximately five miles of trails can be explored from sunrise to sunset. Visit animals at their interpretive center. Summer Wetlands Explorer programs also offered. 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 846-1114. www.bolsachica.org

19th century treasures. Kids can become Agents of Discovery through a new, educational augmented reality app designed to encourage outdoor exploration and learning. Check out ceramics classes for kids, storytelling programs, family night hikes, scout programs, and more. Special tours, concerts, activities and events are offered throughout the year. Nature camps are also available. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3222. www.arboretum.org


nursery rhymes with plants to match the stories. Docent-led and tram tours available. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. (310) 544-1948. www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org

art dome theater. Sci-Fi movies with planetarium shows offered one Sunday out of the month. 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. (714) 714-7430. www. orangecoastcollege.edu/occplanetarium

The Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens This 120-acre botanical collection contains more than a dozen garden areas including the Japanese garden, Chinese garden, rose garden, conservatory and more. Their unique Children’s Garden features interactive sculptural elements. Youth and family programs include workshops, preschool series, weekend festivals, drop-in activities, and even weeklong day camps. Free admission is offered the first Thursday of each month with reserved ticket. Admission for children under 4 is always free. 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino. (626) 405-2100. www.huntington.org

Palomar Observatory Operated by Caltech, they offer guided and selfguided tours, April - November. 35899 Canfield Road, Palomar Mountain. (760) 742-2119. www. astro.caltech.edu/palomar

Turtle Rock Nature Center The five-acre nature preserve is both a home for wildlife and an outdoor classroom. Visitors can explore the nature center, taking a self-guided tour of the nature trail, enjoy the native plant garden, and get lost in the labyrinth. 1 Sunnyhill Drive, Irvine. (949) 724-6738. www.tinyurl.com/turtlerocknaturecenter Upper Newport Bay Preserve Home to many bird species, this 135-acre park offers an interpretive center and hiking/biking trails. Storytelling, guided nature walks, arts and crafts, and other family-friendly special events offered. 2301 N. University Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 923-2290. www.ocparks.com

• Tessmann Planetarium at Santa Ana College 1530 W. 17th, Building M, Santa Ana (714) 564-6356, www.sac.edu/planetarium Take an interactive journey through the solar system! Along the way, you can investigate gravity, stars, planets, constellations, and NASA’s space program. Their powerful projector makes the universe come to life. Saturday evening shows are followed with Night Sky Live, a guided orientation of the celestial objects visible that evening. Field trips also offered, see website for details. See ad on page 32. The John Drescher Planetarium at Santa Monica College This computerized planetarium theater is open every Friday night for family-friendly shows. 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 434-4000. www. smc.edu/academicprograms/planetarium UCLA Planetarium and Telescope Shows Planetarium shows are free, suitable for all ages, and are given by current astronomy graduate students. www.astro.ucla.edu/planetarium

Fillmore & Western Railway This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars and a fully-restored and operating 1913 Baldwin Steam Engine. Known as the “Home of the Movie Trains” with opportunities to ride movie trains. Special events, murder mystery trains, holiday trains and more throughout the year. 364 Main St., Fillmore. (805) 524-2546. www.fwry.com Fullerton Train Museum Take a guided tour and see three historically significant cabooses and two Union Pacific Lounge cars. 200 East Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton. (714) 278-0648. www.fullertontrainmuseum.org Griffith Park Southern Railroad Travel over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a forest and the Old Western Town. 4400 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles. (800) 4381297. www.griffithparktrainrides.com Heritage Park Railroad Exhibit Restored steam locomotive as well as its tender, refrigerated boxcar, and caboose. Plus, a picnic area and rose garden. Other historical park buildings include a carriage barn, windmill, and a plant conservatory. 12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs. (562) 946-6476. www.tinyurl.com/HeritageParkRR Irvine Park Railroad The one-third-scale train takes you around Irvine Regional Park. Special events offered throughout the year. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. (714) 997-3968. www.irvineparkrailroad.com Lomita Railroad Museum See a collection of locomotives, cabooses, oil tenders, and box cars all on display. 2137 W. 250th St., Lomita. (310) 326-6255. www.lomita-rr.org

• Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way, Downey (562) 231-1200, www.columbiaspacescience.org See complete listing on page 4; ad on page 21. Griffith Observatory Admission is free to the grounds and building; planetarium shows, $3-7. One Saturday a month, the Observatory hosts a public star party and a sunset hike. The first Friday of every month, enjoy a free lecture by curatorial staff as part of their All Space Considered series. 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles. (213) 473-0800. www.griffithobservatory.org Jet Propulsion Laboratory Visitor Day Tours are offered for groups and individuals on an advance reservation basis. Lectures about various space topics are offered too. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena. (818) 354-1234. www.jpl.nasa.gov Mount Wilson Observatory Weekend public tours led by docents, April - December. Self-guided and private tours also available. Mount Wilson Road, Mount Wilson. (626) 440-9016. www.mtwilson.edu

Amtrak - 50% Off for Kids Take short day-trips to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, or other cities from local stations in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine and Santa Ana. One child’s fare ticket (ages 2-12) is eligible for a 50% discount when purchased with an adult fare ticket. One child under the age of two rides for free. Only one discounted child’s fare per paying adult. Restrictions apply. (800) 872-7245 (USA-RAIL). www.amtrak.com/deals-discounts Angels Flight Railway A historic one block ride up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles. The railway has made several appearances in film and television. Ride the Metro to reach this historic LA railway. 351 South Hill St., Los Angeles. (213) 626-1901. www.angelsflight.org El Dorado Frontier Take a mile-and-a-half narrated train ride to learn about the California Gold Rush. Pan for treasure at Panning for Goldie’s Treasure or ride The Crystal Corral Carousel. 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach. (562) 249-8330. www.theeldoradofrontier.com

Orange County Model Engineers Free rides through the park every third Saturday and following Sunday of each month. Fairview Park, 2480 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. (949) 548-7246. www.ocmetrains.org Southern California Live Steamers Free rides the first Sunday and third Saturday of the month. Birthday trains and picnic tables available for reservation. 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. (310) 328-0236. www.southerncalifornialivesteamers.org Southern California Railway Museum Over 200 different railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts. Railway train rides are open every weekend, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; tickets can be purchased online. Railway Museum is open daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; free admission. 2201 South A St., Perris. (951) 943-3020. www.socalrailway.org Travel Town Museum and Railroad Outdoor museum with a large collection of locomotives, plus rideable miniature train. 5200 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. (800) 438-1297. www.traveltown.org

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• 49er Youth Sports Camp at CSULB 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach (562) 985-4049, www.csulb.edu/summer-camps Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the campus closure through August 24, the 49er Camp has been cancelled for the summer of 2020. This decision to not be there for the 49er Camp community has been a difficult one. The health and safety of 49er Camp families is their #1 concern. It will be their goal to continue to have two, one-month sessions of 49er Camp for the Summer of 2021. The 49er Camp staff looks forward to seeing you next summer. See ad on page 17. • Academic Enrichment Camp at CSULB 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach (562) 985-2570, www.csulb.edu/summer-camps Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSULB will not be holding Academic Enrichment Camp for Summer 2020. It is with great heaviness that they deliver this message as the program has a long history of serving

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our community’s youth and has been a great complement to the 49er Sports Camp held on campus for more than 55 years. The Academic Enrichment Camp Staff wishes safety and wellness to your families and they look forward to seeing you in Summer 2021. Be sure to look for information about next year’s Academic Enrichment Camp in February or March 2021. See ad on page 17. • Acting Out (562) 901-0111, www.actingoutcamp.com Virtual acting classes available. Their camp program celebrates creativity through a series of drama skills workshops. Ensemble building, song, movement, improv, scene study, stage combat, monologue and so much more. Acting Out is for kids (7-14) involved in other theater programs, as well as those new to theater. They challenge every camper according to their comfort level. Best part—you get to see what they have learned with a show at the end of the week! Three full weeks of

camp are offered, sign up for one or both: June 15-19, July 13-17, and August 10-14. Two-day workshops also available. Visit website for schedule of online classes and other school-break camps. Inquire about camp safety measures and guidelines. Anaheim Community Services (714) 765-5219, www.anaheim.net/youthprograms CampVenture Day Camp (ages 6-13) includes crafts, movies, nature, science, cooking, sports, a weekly excursion and more. Themed-weekly summer sessions. Additional special interest camps (5-14) are available and may include nature, art, cooking, sports and STEM. • Arts & Learning Conservatory Summer Camps www.artsandlearning.org Virtual and in-person camps are offered June - August. See ad on page 16 for more information.

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Bellflower Recreation and Parks (562) 866-5684, Ext. 2268, www.bellflower.org Summer day camp (7-15), Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Special interest sports and STEM camps may also be available. • BioNerds Summer Camps See listing and ad on page 33. Boys and Girls Club www.bgca.org Day camps (5-18) offered at many branches during vacation breaks and school holidays, with full- and half-day options. Visit their website to find a club near you and inquire about camp availability. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro (310) 548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org Tales Between the Tides (ages 3-5; parent-participation optional). Summer camps for elementary through high school students include something for every age, from Galloping Snails and Other Fishy Tales for grades 1-2, to Coastal Field Research for grades 7-9. • California Center for Digital Arts Youth Photography Camp 209 N Broadway, Santa Ana (714) 529-3686, www.centerfordigitalarts.com Youth photography camp is perfect for young creative minds! This is a fun, one-week camp for youths aged 11-17 held at the art gallery and studio in the Artists’ Village in DTSA. Students will learn the elements of photography from camera to editing, concluding in a photo exhibit. See ad on page 24. California State University Fullerton 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton (657) 278-752, www.asi.fullerton.edu/titan-recreation Titan Youth Sports Camp (ages 4-12). Activities include bowling, rock climbing, field sports, martial arts, Zumba, hockey, and more. Full and half days available, extended care is offered at an additional fee.

Camp Pinniped at Home with Pacific Marine Mammal Center 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 494-3050, www.pacificmmc.org Weeklong programs for kids (8-12) investigate marine science through the world of marine mammals. Online camp is full of fun, interactive activities and STEM-oriented topics. Learn how they rescue and rehabilitate their seal and sea lion patients. Also learn about different careers in marine science. Cerritos College, Community Education (562) 467-5050, www.cerritoscommunityed.com Summer camp program lets kids and parents build their schedule, picking from a variety of classes. Classes to pick from include: arts, athletics, career exploration, college prep, computers, foreign language, math, reading, writing, science, and more. • Columbia Memorial Space Center Virtual Summer Camp 12400 Columbia Way, Downey (562) 231-1200, www.columbiaspacescience.org Explore a variety of sciences with Virtual Summer Camp with the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Each week, campers will be focusing on a particular theme: “Journey to Space” where participants will build and create their way through the phases of a space mission while “Maker Challenge” campers will stretch their imagination and test their skills in daily challenges. Weeklong camps include fun STEM activities for ages 8-9 and 10-12. Access to a computer and internet is required. Parents are required to attend a virtual orientation meeting. See dates online. Monday - Friday, July 6-31. $30 per week or $25 for CMSC members. Also see Museums, STEM, and Parties. See ad on page 21.

Camp Fire 7070 E. Carson St., Long Beach (562) 421-2725, www.campfirelb.org Backyard Bunch are weeklong summer camps for kids (entering grades K-7). Traditional and Adventure Camp options are also offered in three or five-day sessions. Both include archery, rock climbing, ropes course, cooking over the campfire, arts/crafts, sports, outdoor education and optional field trips (Adventure Camp only). 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; extended hours available. Beach Cruisers camp (grades 5-10), Shiwaka Day Camp (members only), and Wintaka Resident Camp may also be offered.

• Discovery Cube Virtual Summer Camps www.oc.discoverycube.org The Cube is offering a series of virtual summer camps for children in grades K-8. The new virtual camps, beginning on June 29, will focus on six weekly themes, so that campers can join for the whole week or for individual days. Campers will be guided through handson activities with lessons on the science behind each activity, and will use kits of materials to easily complete the activities at home. Campers will engage with instructors and work together in small groups. Activities will be structured to allow campers to continue their hands-on work independently beyond the three-hour camp sessions. Visit the website for a list of sessions and themes. See ad on page 5.

• Camp Invention (800) 968-4332, www.invent.org/camp Imaginations soar with Camp Invention® and Camp Invention Connect™! Children in grades K-6 will spark their creativity with fun, hands-on STEM activities in a safe and healthy in-person program or from the comfort of home! Future innovators explore concepts of flight with their own flight simulation robot, protect Earth’s ecosystems and design the ultimate sports complex while learning the value of their ideas! Certified educators lead the fun and inspire children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas. Visit invent.org/camp

• Fairmont Summer Programs Locations in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, North Tustin and San Juan Capistrano (714) 234-2757, www.fairmontsummerprograms.com Preschool - 12th grade. In their fun Virtual Summer Programs, children can make friends, build skills, and stretch their imaginations within a lively, supportive environment. Kindergarten - 12th grade Summer School boosts students’ academic skills to start the new year confidently, and “Under the Sea” Summer Camp for Preschool - 8th graders combines oceanic themed activities with team-building skills. Visit www.fairmontsummerprograms.com for

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or call (800) 968-4332 to register for either experience. Use promo code LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 6/30/20). See ad on page 14.

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more details about their virtual and in-person offerings this summer. See ad on page 19.

• Five Days of Broadway 2020 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa www.SCFTA.org/fivedays Five Days of Broadway 2020 is going virtual! Musical

chemistry, robots, STEM, beauty, cooking, baking, survival skills and more. Camps for teens (12-18) are also available.

Fountain Valley Community Services (714) 839-8611, www.fountainvalley.org Summer day camps (3-13) may include science,

• Girl Scouts At-Home Camp Program (213) 213-0123, www.girlscoutsla.org Girls (5-17) participate in a collection of virtual and

Fullerton Parks and Recreation (714) 738-6575, www.cityoffullerton.com Hillcrest Summer Day Camp: Kids (5-12) get active outdoors and explore, create and learn through various arts, crafts and enrichment projects. Weekly sessions.




Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding Academic Enrichment Camp for Summer 2020. It is with great heaviness that we deliver this message as the program has a long history of serving our community’s youth and has been a great complement to the 49er Sports Camp held on our campus for more than 55 years. The Academic Enrichment Camp Staff wishes safety and wellness to your families and we look forward to seeing you in Summer 2021. Be sure to look for information about next year’s Academic Enrichment Camp in February or March 2021. Thank you, Academic Enrichment Camp Staff & Administrators



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the campus closure through August 24, the 49er Camp has been cancelled for the summer of 2020. This decision to not be there for our 49er Camp community has been a difficult one. The health and safety of our 49er Camp families is our #1 concern. It will be our goal to continue to have two, one-month sessions of 49er Camp for the Summer of 2021. The 49er Camp staff looks forward to seeing you next summer. Stay safe, Rick Hayes, Director

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Family Vacation Camps Montecito-Sequoia Family Vacation Camp, (800) 227-9900, www.mslodge.com. Skylake Yosemite Camp, (559) 642-3720, www.skylake.com.

theater fans of all experience levels will receive coaching from industry leading professional faculty—all from the safety of home. Campers will be able to build skills and confidence in acting, singing, dancing, receive individual feedback, and be able to connect and socialize with fellow musical theater lovers. Classes will be held live online from June 22 - June 26 for ages 11-13, and June 29 - July 3 for ages 14-19. Visit the website to find out more and enroll today!


runs Monday - Friday, July 27 - August 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and concludes with a final performance on August 7. Call the academy for more information. See Dance under ArtsGuide for their year-round program. See ad on page 25. Long Beach Little Linksters Heartwell, 6700 E. Carson St., Long Beach (562) 570-1272, www.lbjga.com/little-linksters PGA and LPGA professionals introduce kids (8-12) to golf during one-week programs, July 6-10 and 1317. Participants receive a set of starter golf clubs and shirt. $125, scholarships are available.

www.TennisAnyone.info (909) 625-2060

Year-Round Tennis Classes, Summer Camps & Tournaments for Ages 3-17 and All Levels of Play More Fun, Fitness, and Friendships for a Lifetime Through Tennis “unplugged” activities and experiences through a weekly at-home program. Girls receive a box in the mail with instructions, supplies, and exclusive Girl Scouts swag. Participants can also connect virtually using a secure app. Weekly themes include a focus on the arts, STEM, and the outdoors. Sessions are offered beginning in June and ending in August. See ad on page 37. Huntington Beach Recreation (714) 536-5486, www.hbsands.org Virtual classes and programs include art, dance, education, fitness and more. Irvine Community Services (949) 724-6600, www.yourirvine.org Options for summer programs include cooking, sports, educational camps and lots more—there’s something for everyone! Visit their website for more information. • iD Tech Virtual Tech Camps (888) 709-8324, www.iDTech.com/virtual Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect online learning option for kids and teens who want to sharpen their tech skills from the comfort of home. Structured, weeklong sessions with five students max per instructor, and curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. $399 with code TOGETHER (you save $100). Check their website for updates on additional camps. See ad on page 23. La Habra Day Camp 209 North Orange St., La Habra (562) 383-4205, www.lahabraca.gov Active Day Camp for kids (4-12). Activities include art lessons, movies, water days, academic enrichment, arts and crafts, cooking, excursions and more. • Lakewood Recreation and Community Services (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408 18 kidsguidemagazine.com

www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation MVP Summer Day Camp (6-12) is offered in weekly sessions, Monday - Friday; extended care available. Call for dates, fees and details. Family Camp - Parents and kids (3-11) camp overnight at Monte Verde Park, July 18-19. Games and campfire. $10 per person. See ad on page 7. La Mirada Day Camps 14300 Cristobal Dr., La Mirada (562) 943-7277, www.cityoflamirada.org Two camps at Neff Park: Summer Day Camp (5-11), and Teen Camp (11-14). Games, crafts, water play, cooking, sports and more. • Lil’ Chef School 15435 Jeffery Road, #132, Irvine (949) 679-8390, www.lilchefschool.com Beat the heat in the Lil’ Chefs cool kitchen! Whether your child likes to bake, create, roast, sauté, fry or just blend, they have a camp for all interests. Camps are organized into three age groups (ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-17) so that chefs team up with their peers. All chefs receive a Lil’ Chef School apron for their first camp. They can pack up any uneaten tastings to take home; all recipes are available on their website, so that Lil’ Chefs can prepare the recipes that they are making at camp, at home too! This is a hands-on cooking camp, June - August. • Long Beach Ballet Academy Children’s Dance Camp 2020 1122 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach (562) 426-4112, www.longbeachballet.com The Long Beach Ballet offers an exciting two-week summer dance camp for ages 5-11 (no previous dance training required). The experienced faculty offers classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, hip hop, pre-pointe and crafts. The program

• Long Beach Marine Institute Ocean Adventure Camp 2020 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., #281, Long Beach (562) 431-7156, www.longbeachmarine.org Weekly sessions introduce campers, ages 5-12, to marine life and the ocean with hands-on projects, crafts, kayaking, field trips, an expedition on the research vessel Challenger and lots more. Themes include: Squirmy, Slimy and Spineless; Whale Tales and Mammal Friends; Mysteries of the Deep; Liquid Jungles of the Sea; and Shark Days. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., extended care available. Call or visit the website for dates. Teen Volunteer and Counselorin-Training, too. • Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Camps (562) 570-3100, www.longbeach.gov/park While Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is hopeful for a return to recreation activities this summer, all programs will be subject to change or cancellation as necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of participants. Visit www.LBParks.org for the latest information on program adjustments. The following camps are offered at various Long Beach sites. See ad on inside front cover. Belmont Junior Beach Camp (5-7, must have completed kindergarten): one-week sessions, July - August (weeks to be determined), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $165 per week; extended care for an additional fee. Beach fun, swimming lessons, arts and crafts, games, sports and excursions. Bayshore Beach Camp (8-12, must have completed 3rd grade): one-week sessions, July - August (weeks to be determined), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $165 per week; extended care for an additional fee. Aquatic sports and activities, excursions, arts and crafts, environmental activities, canoeing, sailing and kayaking. Located on Alamitos Bay at Bayshore Beach. Bay Club Teen Camp (13-15, must have completed 7th grade): one-week sessions, July - August (weeks to be determined), noon - 5 p.m. $123 per week. Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, sports, excursions and games. Summer General Day Camps (5-12) - Arts and crafts, sports, recreational activities and field trips. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in one-week sessions, July - August (weeks to be determined). $115 per week. Extended hours and field trips available for additional fee. Call the individual park for registration details. El Dorado Park West, (562) 570-3225; Silverado Park, (562) 570-1675; Stearns

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Musical Theatre Orange County

SUMMER INTENSIVES Musical Theatre Orange County is bringing you a little Disney Magic this summer! Our camps will be Disney themed and include some of your favorites.

TIME: 9AM – 12:30PM | $225 PER CAMP | VISIT MTOC.ORG TO REGISTER! 1961 E. Miraloma Ave. Unit D, Placentia

The Little Mermaid Intensive

Beauty and the Beast Intensive

The Lion King Intensive

Aladdin Intensive

Newsies Intensive

JUNE 22–26

JUNE 29 – JULY 3

JULY 6–10

JULY 13–17

JULY 20-24

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explore life under the sea; discover their creative side in an art camp; or refine their talents in a theater camp. Do you have an imaginative child eager for a challenge or for a chance to learn new skills? Sign them up for Strategic Kids or Culinary Kids camps. If you want to keep your child active, look at dance and fitness camps such as BMX, skateboarding, fencing and more. Friendship Circle’s Day Camp and gymnastics with Kids Care are specifically geared towards campers with special needs. Finally, with the ocean always waving you over, summer wouldn’t be complete without a week of sailing or surf camps. Check website for camp availability. Newport Sea Base 1931 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach (949) 642-5031, www.newportseabase.org Summer camp is offered weekly for ages 6-17. Classes include sailing, boating and aquatics, boat safety, woodworking and more.

Champions Park, (562) 570-1685; and Veterans Park, (562) 570-1695.

the Autism Spectrum. Scholarship based. Check website for dates.

Summer Pee Wee Camp (5-8) - Arts and crafts, sports, recreational activities and field trips. $115 per week. Wardlow Park. (562) 570-1705.

• My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach LIVE Plus 3287 Industry Drive, Signal Hill (562) 986-0066, www.mygym.com/longbeach 2020 Summer camp is scheduled for June 16 September 1. When they reopen, they will be running In-Gym Summer Camp, while complying with CDC guidelines. In the event they need to close, they will offer camps virtually online. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center offers one of the best camp programs in town! Camps are offered during spring, summer, winter and Thanksgiving breaks; Tuesday - Friday. Children (3+) can enjoy a day of camp with hands-on arts and crafts, music, relays, games, and an overall emphasis on learning solid skills and fundamentals in sports and gymnastics. Themed days and activities add to the fun and atmosphere of the program. Sign up for one day or up to four days per week. Visit the website for more information! See ad on page 41.

Summer Music and Arts Day Camp (5-12) - Art, drama, music theory, vocal, theater, dance, fitness and games. $120 per week due at time of registration and $20 deposit on additional weeks. Whaley Park. (562) 570-1710. Summer Hi-Five Sports Camp (5-12) - Different sports each week, recreational swimming, excursions and crafts. $115 per week. Pan American Park. (562) 570-1660. Los Alamitos Recreation (562) 430-1073 www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation Virtual summer camp from June 1 - July 3 and inperson camp beginning July 6. Programs include preschool, day camp, youth sports and more. • Muckenthaler Cultural Center Multi-Arts Summer Camp & SMART Camp 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton (714) 738-6595, Ext. 105, www.TheMuck.org Two great summer camps! Experience the most creative combination of courses taught by enthusiastic and entertaining teaching artists. See ad on page 21.

• Musical Theatre Orange County 1961 E. Miraloma Ave., Unit D, Placentia (714) 637-0186, www.mtoc.org Musical Theatre Orange County is bringing you Disney Magic this summer! Camps will be Disney themed and include some favorites like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin and Newsies. See ad on page 19 for details.

Multi-Arts Summer Camp - Learn ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, animation, dance, theater, clowning, music, puppetry, and more! Grades K-8, June 1 - August 7 (no camp on July 4). Monday Friday, 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Check website for updates or changes.

• Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Presents Camp Newport (949) 644-3151, www.campnewport.com With a variety of camps to choose from, Camp Newport has just the activity to keep your child engaged all summer long! Your little techie can expand their skills;

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• Ocean Institute Summer Camps 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point (949) 496-2274, www.oceaninstitute.org/camps Dive into summer fun at Ocean Institute camps, June 22 - August 14. ACA accredited camps focus on ocean education and experiences for campers of all ages! Give your child a new perspective as they explore, discover and thrive. Before and after care are available to provide flexibility and accommodate busy schedules. Activities include whale watching, kayaking, tall ship sailing, underwater remote operated vehicle challenges, crafts and games, and more! See ad on page 23. • Rancho Los Cerritos Summer Day Camps 4600 N. Virginia Road, Long Beach (562) 206-2040 www.RanchoLosCerritos.org/camp RLC Virtual Summer Day Camps allow children to have fun, try new things, and be inspired by the beauty and the history around them. Each camp features daily crafts, games, and activities (related to the day’s theme), a “get moving” activity, an art kit (to be picked up) containing supplies needed (which can be mailed to families for an additional cost of $15), an exclusive T-shirt, (additional cost, $10), special guests, a combination of live Zoom activities and self-paced activities to work on individually, and a themed scavenger hunt for families visiting the site. Time Travelers Camp (July 13-17) and Nature Camp (July 28-31) are for ages 6-10. Unplugged Camp (August 10-14) is for ages 11-13. $75 per week, members pay $50, and scholarships are available. Register at www.RanchoLosCerritos. org/Camp. See ad on page 22. • Rancho Rio Verde Horsemanship Camp 1000 W. Carson St., Long Beach (714) 624-5754, www.rrvridingclub.com Small group instruction in riding. Each camper has a horse to care for during the week. Horsemanship skills are taught by qualified instructors. Ask about their two-day beginner camps for moms and dads, too. Call to sign up today! See ad on page 42. • Rise Up Athletics Day Camps 10712 Reagan S., Ste. A., Los Alamitos (562) 280-2441, www.riseupathletics.net Are you looking for a fun-filled exciting program

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for your children to get into? Well, look no further, Rise Up Athletics offers exciting seasonal in-house day camps for children ages 4 years and up. With flexible options either for the day-to-day camper or the full week, your child will enjoy instructional gymnastics along with arts, crafts, games and much more. For enrollment info, visit them online, call or email office@riseupathletics.net. See ad on page 13. • Sandie Mercer Ranch at Lakewood Equestrian Center 11369 Carson St., Lakewood (562) 425-1905 Summer and holiday weekly extended lesson program at Sandie Mercer Ranch for ages 7-17. Learn all about horses: leading, grooming, bathing, parts of saddle and bridle, breed types, colors and markings, plus horseback riding two times daily. Weekly sessions, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enrollment is limited. See listing in Horseback Riding for year-round lessons. Email: sandiejmercer@gmail.com. See ad on page 43. Santa Ana College Camps (714) 564-6594, www.sac.edu/cms Offers academic and recreational “College for Kids & Teens” every summer. Seal Beach Community Services (562) 431-2527, Ext. 1344, www.sealbeachca.gov Summer camps (3-18) may include art, surf, LEGO, science, sports, tennis, dance, gymnastics, Star Wars, cooking, theater arts and film. Call for availability. • Sewing Lab 4215 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos www.sewinglablosalamitos.com Fun and friendly sewing camp for boys and girls (grades 2+). Never sewn before? No problem! They’ll start you off with basic machine safety and do some practice sewing together. All materials are included. Also see Sew & Knit (page 24) and Parties (page 41); see ad on page 11. • Sewing with Jane Summer Camp 6243 E. 5th St., Long Beach (562) 260-5888 Weekly summer camps are held Monday - Friday, morning or afternoon sessions. Hand sewing for ages 6 and up, machine sewing for ages 9 and up (machines provided). Hand sewers complete craft projects. Machine sewers create simple clothing or crafts. Weekly classes also available (see page 25). Email for summer schedule or Facebook: “Sewing with Jane Loper” for up-to-date flyers. Email: missjaneloper@gmail.com. • Shared Science (562) 285-3942, www.sharedscience.org Unique summer STEM learning experiences as singleday camps for K-5 kids. Students meet at a designated pop-up learning site from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sites are open-air and/or well-ventilated class spaces. Every hour the STEM activity shifts one or two times, plus physical game play breaks (and handwashing!). Combo Camp activities include virus science and safety, LEGO robotics, discovery LEGO builds, maker electronic and art projects, Ozobots with OzoBlockly, coding, and adventures in inventing. There are five Combo Camp days with unique class content to choose from, each is $67. Maximum class size is ten. Scholarships may be available. Visit website, for CoVid guidelines. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check with organizer for updated information.

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4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach • (562) 206-2040

• Skatedogs (714) 313-8787, www.skatedogs.com Kids make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have fun at Skatedogs’ school-break skateboarding camps offered in conjunction with the recreation departments of Aliso Viejo, Arcadia, Beverly Hills, Brea, Cerritos, Cypress, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Manhattan Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Seal Beach and Tustin. They also offer after-school and weekend classes, private lessons and birthday parties; see Parties, and Skateboarding under Sports. See ad on page 45. • South Coast Repertory Summer Acting Workshop Online 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa (714) 708-5510, www.scr.org In South Coast Repertory’s Summer Acting Workshop, a fun-filled online theatre camp for grades 6-12, youth build confidence and self-esteem. The two-week camp is designed for students new to SCR, where enthusiastic and experienced professional artists provide interactive instruction in voice, movement, character development and more. Special guests bring to life various aspects of theatre, such as design, improvisation, singing and playwriting. Camp concludes with students sharing their work via Zoom for invited family and friends. In SCR’s Musical Theatre Classes, open to students in grades 7-12, participants learn what it means to “actâ€? a song and “singâ€? a scene. Both the Summer Acting Workshop and the Musical Theatre Classes are offered July 13-25 and July 27 - August 8.

• St. Catherine’s Summer Enrichment Program 215 N. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim (714) 772-1363, www.stcatherinesacademy.org Summer Enrichment Program - Open to boys entering transitional kindergarten - 8th grade. The program includes academics, elective courses, recreational activities, leadership learning, and field trips. Morning classes offer review or enrichment in math and language arts followed by exciting electives like music, hands-on science, swimming and art. In the afternoon, students participate in recreational activities, sports and field trips. SCA has a great resident program for students looking for 5- or 7-day boarding. Trips to amusement parks are included. For more information about summer programs and fall enrollment, please visit: www.stcatherinesacademy.org or call (714) 772-1363. See ad on page 31. • Summer with Westerly School 2950 E. 29th St., Long Beach (562) 981-3151, www.westerlyschool.org Westerly aims to ignite a lifelong love of learning through innovative instruction, collaborative projects, community involvement and student leadership. And for Westerly, that doesn’t stop during the summer months! Summer with Westerly is a flexible summer program that continues to instill a love of learning in students through a rich mix of academic instruction, art, recreation and fun. They pride themselves on tailoring a program that works best for your family. Qualified teachers, experienced coaches, and decorated artists go to great lengths to help give your child a summer to remember. Your child does not need to be a Westerly student to be part of the program—all children ages 5 to 13 are welcome! Contact Pedro Jimenez, Director of Summer Programs to register. Email: summerprograms@ westerlyschool.org. See ad on page 20. • Tennis Anyone (909) 625-2060, www.tennisanyone.info Join Tennis Anyone for their annual Famous Junior Summer Tennis Camps. Kids of all ability levels will love this one-of-a-kind tennis camp! From their oncourt games and drills, to their hit-for-prizes, training to music, prize raffle, one-point tournament for prizes, and ball decorating contest, this camp has it all. Students are grouped with players of their own ability and are taught level-appropriate skills to take their game to a new level, from beginning to high school prep. By the end of camp, everyone knows how to play a set. All students leave with a mastery badge and certificate. Don’t miss out on the “Fun, Fitness and Friendshipsâ€? you’ll make this summer. Tennis Anyone summer tennis camps for students of all ages and levels are being offered in these Southern California cities: Arcadia, Brea, Claremont, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Eastvale, Huntington Beach and Yorba Linda. “We’ll see you on the courts!â€? See ad on page 18.

• Tustin Parks and Recreation (714) 573-3326, www.tustinca.org Summer in Tustin is a crazy fun time with some great camps for kids. The City of Tustin offers an assortment of camps, including Lego, STEM, robotics, skateboard, lacrosse, tennis, and dance camps. They offer camps for the sporty, brainy, and creative child. Virtual instruction is available too! Check out the full catalog at tustinca.org/summerfun or call (714) 573-3326 for more information. Register online or in-person. UCI Sports Camps 4004 Mesa Road, Irvine (949) 824-6120, www.ucirvinesports.com Jr. Anteater All-Star Sports Camps for boys and girls (school-age and high school). Complimentary extended care is available for all campers, 7:30-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. on camp days ending after 12 p.m. Westminster Community Services and Recreation Summer Camps (714) 895-2860, www.westminster-ca.gov Weeklong summer camps (5-13) may include Minecraft Engineering and STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO, Slime Time, Crazy Chemworks, Video Game Design, Escape Room, Cooking, Coding, Tennis and more. $99-165 per week. YMCA www.ymca.net Individual branches offer day camp (5-15) during traditional and year-round school vacations. Overnight camp (7-18) may be offered throughout the school year. Family Camp (all ages) is held Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving weekends. Camp activities include bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, campfires and more. Financial assistance is available. Find your nearest location at www.ymca.net. • YMCA of Orange County Summer Programs www.ymcaoc.org The YMCA is ready to meet your family’s needs this summer with full day and part time options for kids K-8th. Looking for recreation, service learning, clubs, and onsite activities to fill the day, then try one of their summer day camps! Day Camps are available this summer on school campuses throughout Orange County. If part-time care is needed, sign up for enrichment classes like art and STEM. For more information, visit www.ymcaoc.org! See ad on page 15. Youth Center Camp SHARK at Rossmoor Park 10909 Oak St., Los Alamitos (562) 493-4043, www.theyouthcenter.org Summer day camp (5-12) and Teen Camp (12-16). Activities include games, sports, contests, arts and crafts, entertainment, cultural events and more. Youth Science Center Camp 16446 Wedgeworth Drive, Hacienda Heights (626) 588-7818, www.youthsciencecenter.org YSC Camp (grades K-8) offers over 100 hands-on STEM classes taught by math, science and technology instructors. Bixby Elementary School.

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artsguide • Forest Dream Work Studio 1140 Roosevelt, Irvine (949) 656-6026, (714) 512-9892 www.forestdreamstudio.com Forest Dream Work Studio offers acting classes, vocal/ singing classes, and dancing classes (hip-hop/K-pop) for all ages. They provide teenagers and children with courses on language performance training, thinking training, emotional quotient training, natural instincts liberating, character imitation, dubbing training, physical movement etiquette training and the like, via four novel teaching methods through implantation. It is aimed to improve their professional skills as well as concentration, imagination and creativity, endurance, courtesy, communication skills, public perception, team work ability, problem solving ability and self-confidence, while experiencing the charm of arts. See ad on page 28. • Muckenthaler Cultural Center 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton (714) 738-6595, www.themuck.org Youth classes range from dance to drawing, acrylic and watercolor painting, children’s ceramics, indigenous and traditional ceramics classes, photography, jewelry, mosaics, sewing for fun and function, dramatic storytelling, animation and the digital arts, creative and song writing, musical and dramatic theater, plus many more! A multi-arts summer camp is also available, see page 20; ad on page 21.

Art + Soul Collective 3111 Villa Way, Newport Beach (949) 233-1234, www.artsoulcollective.com

School of Art 3746 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana (714) 795-1331, www.schoolforart.com

Art Steps Costa Mesa, (714) 760-4042; Mission Viejo, (949) 454-9555; Yorba Linda, (714) 524-2248. www.artstepsclasses.com

Sounds of Color Studio 2407 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana (714) 624-1221, www.soundsofcolorstudio.com

The Art House 1380 S. Harbor Blvd., La Habra (714) 870-7119, www.thearthousekids.com

Artology Studio 15455 Jeffrey Rd., Ste. 318, Irvine (949) 932-0996, www.artology-studio.com

The Art Studio 6450 Westminster Blvd., Westminster (714) 899-6001, www.theartstudio.us

Averyboo Arts 3908 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach (562) 912-4800, www.averyboo.com Huntington Beach Art Center 538 Main St., Huntington Beach (714) 374-1650, www.huntingtonbeachartcenter.org Inspyr Arts 2535 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 342-6172, www.inspyrarts.com Irvine Art and Music 15315 Culver Drive, #150, Irvine (949) 559-3069, www.irvineartandmusic.com Irvine Fine Arts Center 1432 Yale Ave., Irvine (949) 724-6880, www.irvinefinearts.org March Art Studios 16917 Algonquin St., Ste. E, Huntington Beach (657) 464-5633, www.marchartstudios.com Mission Art Center 1730 N. Tustin St., Orange (888) 702-5277, www.missionartcenter.com

The following art studios offer school-break camps. Also check your local recreation departments as they often offer art camps or camps that include fine art. Also see Camps.

Studio H Fine Art 2691 Richter Ave., Ste. 108, Irvine (949) 430-7020, www.studiohfineart.com

ARTime Studio 27001 La Paz Rd., Ste. #390, Mission Viejo 450 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach (949) 981-4988, www.artimestudio.com

• Muckenthaler Cultural Center See listing in Camps on page 20. Palette Station 540 E. 1st St., Tustin (714) 730-4979, www.palettestation.com

Clay & Ceramics Clay on First, Long Beach, (562) 495-4362, www. clayonfirst.com. Color Me Mine, www.colormemine. com. Hidden Talents, Huntington Beach, (714) 8406833, www.hiddentalentsceramicstudio.com. Mud Hen Clay and Art Studio, Tustin, (714) 922-0060, www.mudhenclayandart.com. Muddy’s Studio, Santa Ana, (714) 641-4077, www.muddysstudio.com. Paint N’ Glaze, Long Beach, (562) 421-8000, www. paintnglaze.wixsite.com/paintnglaze. The Ceramics Studio, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 412-9241, www. theceramicsstudio.com. Creative Reuse Centers Child Creativity Lab, Santa Ana, (714) 352-4380, www. childcreativitylab.org. reDiscover Center, Los Angeles, (310) 393-3636, rediscovercenter.org. Retailer Workshops Home Depot Kids Workshops, free, www.homedepot. com/workshops. Lakeshore Learning Store, free, www. lakeshorelearning.com/stores/free-crafts. Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshops, free, www.diy.lowes.com. Michaels, free and paid, www.michaels.com/classes.

• Sewing Lab Los Alamitos 4215 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos www.sewinglablosalamitos.com Sewing classes and camps for kids, grades 2 and up. Beginners start off with the basics and advanced students move on to more challenging projects. One-day workshops for Girl Scouts, vacation-break camps, and birthday party package are also available. See ad on page 11.

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• Sewing with Jane 6243 E. 5th St., Long Beach (562) 260-5888 Hand sewing for ages 6 and up. Machine sewing for ages 9 and up (machines provided). Small, projectbased group classes for beginning through intermediate sewers. Hand sewers complete craft projects. Machine sewers create simple clothing or crafts. Weekly 1.5-hour classes are held in five-week sessions. Sewing camps are also available (see Camps); email for summer schedule or Facebook: “Sewing with Jane Loper” for up-to-date flyers. Email missjaneloper@ gmail.com. Retailer & Studio Sewing Classes Art + Soul Collective - 3111 Villa Way, Newport Beach. (949) 233-1234. www.artsoulcollective.com Artology Studio - 15455 Jeffrey Rd., Ste. 318, Irvine. (949) 932-0996. www.artology-studio.com Fashion Camp - 2477 Park Ave., Tustin. (714) 2590946. www.tustin.createdesignsew.com JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores - www.tinyurl.com/ Joannsewingclasses Piecemakers Country Store - 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa. (714) 641-3112. www.piecemakers.com Stitches in Time - 16525 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower. (562) 804-9341. www.stitchesintimeyarn.com SewVac Ltd. - 1762 Clark Ave., Long Beach. (562) 498-6684. www.sewvacltd.com The Polka Dot Studio - 3960 Prospect Ave., #H, Yorba Linda. (714) 926-2131. www.thepolkadotstudio.com The Sewing Sack - 5390 Los Monteros, Yorba Linda. (714) 270-1714. www.sewingsack.com

• Burgess Cotillion - Social Dancing The Grand - Catalina Room 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach (323) 874-7393, www.bobbyburgesscotillion.com Bobby Burgess—original Walt Disney Mouseketeer, ballroom dancer on the Lawrence Welk Show, and instructor with the Legendary Call’s Cotillion— leads each Burgess Cotillion class. Kids (8-18) learn social dancing and manners in eight monthly Monday classes, 90-minutes each. Foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango, rumba, cha cha, line dancing—you name it, Burgess Cotillion teaches it! Every class also includes refreshments, games, prizes, and manners every kid needs to know. Parents are always welcome, especially for the Mother/Son, Father/Daughter dances. Please contact for dates and tuition. Email: burgesscotillion@aol.com. • Long Beach Ballet Academy 1122 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach (562) 426-4112, www.LongBeachBallet.com KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check with organizer for updated information.

Los Altos Dance Center

Voted #1 in Kids’ Entertainment 2019 Press-Telegram Readers Choice Award

Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop & Lyrical Pre-schoolers • Children • Teens • Adults

Afternoon, Evening & Saturday Classes One Free Dance Class

5531 Spring St., Long Beach • (562) 712-9798 • www.losaltosdance.com kidsguidemagazine.com 25


The Long Beach Ballet classical ballet academy offers year-round training for ages 4 to adult. Under the artistic direction of David Wilcox, the nationallyrecognized academy has graduated students into many major companies around the world, including the San Francisco Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. The most advanced students make up the performing company, which is best known for Southern California’s most spectacular production of “The Nutcracker” at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. Visit www.LongBeachBallet.com for a complete schedule of events and performances. Children’s Dance Camp 2020 is also available; see Camps. See ad on page 25. • Los Altos Dance Center 5531 Spring St., Long Beach (562) 712-9798, www.losaltosdance.com Los Altos Dance Center is a family-owned studio serving the Long Beach area since 1977. They offer classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical for preschoolers, children, teens and adults. Their friendly teachers make classes fun and enjoyable while teaching proper dance technique. Los Altos Dance Center takes pride in their yearly dance recital where students and teachers perform beautifullyskilled and choreographed dance routines. Voted #1 in Kids Entertainment 2019 Press-Telegram Readers Choice Awards! See ad on page 25.

• Applied Music Studio 10900 Los Alamitos Blvd., Ste. 203, Los Alamitos (562) 596-1287, www.appliedmusicstudio.com Enhance your child’s (3+) education by trying a free lesson at Applied Music Studio! They offer instruction in viola, violin, voice, piano, guitar, drums, woodwinds and theory, as well as a Keyboard for Kids program, all taught by degreed professionals. Applied Music Studio also offers lessons for jazz, orchestra and choir preparation. They have new and used instruments for sale, and school-approved instruments for rent with an option to buy. Mention Kidsguide to book your free lesson today! Located at the corner of Florista and Pine. Email: appliedmusicstudio@gmail.com. See ad on this page. • Jazz Angels (562) 981-8410, www.jazzangels.org Level-specific jazz bands comprised of young musicians ages 9-17. Musicians learn to play (or improve how they play) this great American music through a unique method of music mentoring. Three, ten-week sessions throughout the school year, plus a summer program. Email: barry@jazzangels.org.

Virtual Classes O�fered! Mobile Music Classes • Birthday Parties • Ukelele Music Original Songs • Puppet Play • Storytime • Photo Booth Virtual Family Style Music Class Every Wed @ 11am


Applied Music Studio Violin • Voice • Guitar Piano • Drums • Woodwinds “Rock Band for Kids” • Private, Semi-private & Group Lessons • School Approved Instrument Rentals • Rent with an Option to Buy • New & Used Instrument Sales • Music Professionals with Degrees • Jazz, Orchestra, and Choir Preparation

FREE MUSIC LESSON (562) 596-1287

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10900 Los Alamitos Blvd, Ste. 203, Los Alamitos (corner of Florista & Pine)

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• Kelly Summer Vocal Studio Long Beach (562) 833-6444, www.kellysummermusic.com Voice lessons for kids and adults who want to improve their singing ability are offered by Kelly Summer Vocal Studio. Kelly Summer is a career singer and voice teacher with a Masters Degree in vocal performance from USC and over 20 years experience in the music business. Her specialization is in contemporary jazz, rock and hip hop/R&B. Students learn vocal technique, repertoire, audition/performance skills and musicianship—all in a private studio setting. Virtual music lessons available! Also see Special Needs listing on page 36 and ad on page 27. • Music Moves in Me www.musicmovesinme.com The vision of Music Moves In Me is to serve children by making music dynamic, fun, and teachable in order to build confidence in young minds. Early education music classes for preschool age and younger are offered. They also craft personalized birthday music circle times for any children’s event or birthday party. Original songs, finger puppets, and photo booth are included with this fun and conveniently mobile service. There are virtual family style music classes every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for $10 per family. For a class code or more info, please reach out to musicmovesinme@gmail. com. Visit the website to see what their fun birthdays are like. See ad on this page. • Music Together at the Beach (562) 264-5543 www.MusicTogetherAtTheBeach.com Until they can get back into the classroom, Music Together at the Beach is offering classes online. Miss Kendra brings the music class you love right into your living room, teaching the way young children learn: through play. Your whole family will have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming along to Music Together songs during bi-weekly live-streamed interactive classes. Resources, including digital recordings, the Hello Everybody app, songbook, and bonus activities will have you making music whenever the mood strikes. Parent-child classes are designed for families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Older children will love it, too, and are welcome to join in the family fun. See ad on page 27. Bands & Orchestras Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California, Irvine, www.cyosc.org; Cerritos College Community Orchestra and Band, (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2631, www.cerritoscommunityed.com; and Musique Sur La Mer, Los Alamitos, (562) 7991060, www.mslmorchestra.com. Music Teacher Referrals Free referral sites that connect you with qualified instructors: Music Teachers Association of California, (800) 834-3340, www.mtaclb.com. Suzuki Association of the Americas, (888) 378-9854, www. suzukiassociation.org. Choruses & Choirs International Peace Choir - Long Beach, (562) 5009106, www.internationalpeacechoir.com. Southern California Children’s Chorus - Irvine, (949) 336-7115, www.sccchorus.org. Long Beach Youth Chorus (562) 420-3393, www.longbeachyouthchorus.org.

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Voices of Hope Children’s Choir - Irvine, (714) 9714001, www.voicesofhopechildrenschoir.org.

artsguide Now Offering Virtual Classes!

Act Out Theatre Company 3341 E. 59th St., Long Beach. (323) 920-5069. www.actoutlb.com

Discover the magic of music-making!

Acting Academy for Kids Ages 4-14. Laguna Niguel, Irvine and San Clemente. (949) 427-0072. www.actingacademyforkids.com • Acting Out Ages 7-14. (562) 901-0111. www.actingoutcamp.com

Join the musical fun at Music Together at the Beach. With classes for babies through second-graders, there’s something for all of your little ones! Learn more on our website and contact us to visit a class.

• Arts & Learning Conservatory Virtual Music/Theatre Summer Camp (some in-person), June 15 - August 17 for kids, tweens and teens. 151 Kalmus Drive, G3, Costa Mesa. (714) 728-7100. www.artsandlearning.org. See ad on page 16. Biola Youth Theatre Dance, voice and acting workshops offered. 14540 San Cristobal Drive, La Mirada. (562) 906-4574. www.biola.edu/youth/theatre Broadway on Tour Children’s Theatre 625 French St., Santa Ana. (714) 542-6939. www.broadwayontour.org Buena Park Youth Theatre Ages 5-18. 6888 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. (714) 449-3211. www.bpyouththeatre.com Children’s Theatre of Long Beach For children in grades K-5. (562) 999-4691. www.childrenstheatreoflongbeach.org

Newborns–8 months

Creative Kids Playhouse Ages 3-17. Mission Viejo. (949) 297-6257. www.creativekidsplayhouse.com • Forest Dream See listing on page 24; ad on page 28.

Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Signal Hill

(562) 264 543 • MusicTogetherAtTheBeach.com

GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company Long Beach. (657) 845-0414. www.GO-FAME.org International City Theatre 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach. (562) 495-4595, Ext. 100. www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

Babies–5 years

Kelly Summer, M.A. Studio Music & Jazz Certified Neurologic Music Therapist

Laguna Playhouse Year-round conservatory classes (9-18). 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-2787. www.lagunaplayhouse.com

Voice Lessons for People Who Want to Sing!

Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. (562) 494-1014. www.lbplayhouse.org

Music Therapy for Kids with Special Needs

Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County 3935 Birch St., Newport Beach. (949) 955-3737. www.mtaoc.org

• Rock, Jazz, Blues, Contemporary • Learn technique, stage presence, audition skills • Vendor for multiple homeschool charters

• Help kids reach educational and IEP goals • Improve communication skills • Help with emotional and affective development

Virtual Music Lessons Available!

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• Musical Theatre Orange County MTOC is bringing you Disney Magic this summer! Camps will be Disney themed and include some favorites like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin and Newsies. 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. $225 per camp. 1961 E. Miraloma Ave., Unit D, Placentia. (714) 637-0186. www.mtoc.org. See ad on page 19.

YaYa’s Performance Academy Ages 3+. 4144 N. Viking Way, Long Beach. (562) 355-2004. www.yayasacademy.com

Musical Theatre West 4350 E. 7th St., Long Beach. (562) 856-1999. www.musical.org MYART Cypress. (562) 216-3305. www.myart.org Mysterium Theater Acting, dance and music classes (6-17). Orange. (562) 697-3311. www.mysteriumtheater.com Orange County Children’s Theatre Year-round conservatory and summer camps. This year’s camps (5-18): From Zero to Hero, Puppy Overload, Who’s the Baddest of Them All, and Dancing Queen (12+). 13884 Harbor Blvd., Unit 7B, Garden Grove. (714) 502-2244. www.occt.org Phantom Projects Theatre Group The first class is free. La Mirada. (714) 690-2900. www.phantomprojects.com • Segerstrom Center for the Arts Five Days of Broadway 2020 is going virtual! Sessions will be held June 22 - June 26 for ages 11-13, and June 29 - July 3 for ages 14-19. See complete listing on page 17. www.SCFTA.org/fivedays • South Coast Repertory Summer camps also offered, see listing on page 22. 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-5510. www.scr.org The Kids Theatre Company Grades K-8. Long Beach. (562) 209-1894. www.tktcbuzz.com Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Ages 12+. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 246-3800. www.TheWallis.org

California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools www.ccppns.org A parent participation school, where each family shares in operating the school. Parents participate in the program on a rotating basis, serving as assistants to a professional teacher and staff. Visit the website for a list of local schools. • Downey Unified School District 11627 Brookshire Ave., Downey (562) 469-6500, www.dusd.net/learn Downey Unified School District believes in engaging all students to excel and become self-motivated learners. Using exciting 21st century techniques and an academically rigorous curriculum, DUSD is committed to preparing students to be globally competitive and graduate college and career ready. The 97% graduation rate is a representation of DUSD’s dedicated staff, the importance placed on character education, and the exciting opportunities offered to students through extensive visual and performing arts, accelerated programs, 12 career pathways, and 14 CIF sports. DUSD is currently accepting applications. Schedule a tour today! #chooseDUSD. See ad on page 29. • Fairmont Schools Locations in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills,

North Tustin and San Juan Capistrano (714) 234-2771, www.fairmontschools.com Preschool-12th grade. Founded in 1953 by a family of educational pioneers, Fairmont Schools P12th grade program cultivates ingenuity, diversity, and curiosity. Fairmont students are top performers throughout Orange County—including in STEM subjects and foreign languages—and flourish in athletics and the arts. While Fairmont’s unique curriculum is tested and true, students create their own journeys. Guided by the values of accountability, big-heartedness, connection, and diversity, Fairmont prepares students for college and careers with a full appreciation for the world and the skills to transform it. Visit www.fairmontschools.com or call (714) 234-2771 to schedule a personal tour. For summer program details, see page 16, and ad on page 19. • Montessori Children’s House Preschool & Elementary School 5550 Atherton St., Long Beach  (562) 431-8880 5454 Atherton St., Long Beach (562) 494-3777 www.montessorischoollb.com Year-round program for children (2-12) in preschool and kindergarten through grade 6. Students are in a multi-age group environment working individually and independently. Without a traditional grading system, classes help students to progress at their own pace. Curriculum emphasizes reading phonetically and early exposure to mathematics. Art, music, geography and social science are also included. Conveniently located with large play areas. Montessori Children’s House has been serving the community for more than 45 years. See ad on page 32. • Oakwood Academy Schools www.OASchools.com Oakwood Academy Schools offer an accelerated academic program with a hands-on approach to learning. Students learn computer skills and go on educational field trips. Enrichment activities, such as karate, swimming, piano, dance and gymnastics, are offered. See ad on page 31; coupon on page 46. Creative Day Academy 8740 Ramona Ave., Bellflower (562) 634-7527 Age 2 through 1st grade. Lic. 191598510.

forest dream Performing Art Studio

ONLINE SUMMER CLASSES: ACTING, VOCAL, HIP HOP, K-POP IN-PERSON CLASSES: FILM PRODUCTION, ACTING, VOCAL, YOUTUBE (949) 656-6026 • (714) 512-9892 • Open Monday - Sunday Ages www.forestdreamstudio.com • 1140 Roosevelt Ave., Irvine 6-17 28 kidsguidemagazine.com

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Belmont Shore Children’s Center   BelmontShorePreschool.com 30 W. Termino Ave., Long Beach (562) 439-3369

Cypress Learning Tree CypressLearningTreePreschool.com 5417 Bishop St., Cypress (714) 527-2744

Cerritos Learning Tree Preschool CerritosLearningTreePreschool.com 19023 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia (562) 860-6302

Rossmoor Children’s Center RossmoorPreschool.com 4161 Green Ave., Los Alamitos (562) 431-6553

Cerritos Lane Preschool   CerritosLanePreschool.com 20223 Cabrillo Lane, Cerritos (562) 865-0482


Early Learning Preschool CypressPreschool.com 4539 Cerritos Ave., Cypress (714) 828-9000

Town & County Preschool TownCountryPreschool.com 14203 Willow Lane, Westminster (714) 894-4036

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available. Instruction is provided by skillful, creative teachers that offer part-day and full-day classes. See ad on page 29. • St. Catherine’s Academy 215 N. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim 92805 (714) 772-1363, www.stcatherinesacademy.org St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA) is an all boys’ Catholic school with a military tradition serving students in transitional kindergarten to 8th grade. Founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, SCA offers both day and boarding opportunities. SCAs military tradition provides a structured environment that helps boys grow into responsible, selfmotivated young men. Summer Enrichment Program is also offered (see page 22). For more information, visit www.stcatherinesacademy.org, or call (714) 7721363. See ad on page 31.

Providing preschool with physical distancing modifications to working families in need of care.

With five (5) convenient locations in the greater Long Beach area. Call today! 562.279.1624 Oakwood Preschool & Academy 3850 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach (562) 426-6264 Age 2 through 5th grade. Lic. 198011608. Oaktree Preschool & Kindergarten (562) 597-8611 1710 Redondo Ave., Long Beach Age 2 through Kindergarten. Lic. 191601050. • Preschools Long Beach & Orange County Belmont Shore (562) 439-3369 www.BelmontShorePreschool.com Cerritos  (562) 865-0482

www.CerritosLanePreschool.com Cerritos/Artesia (562) 860-6302 www.CerritosLearningTreePreschool.com Cypress, south (714) 828-9000 www.CypressPreschool.com Cypress, north  (714) 527-2744 www.CypressLearningTreePreschool.com Los Alamitos/Rossmoor  (562) 431-6553 www.RossmoorPreschool.com Westminster  (714) 894-4036 www.TownCountryPreschool.com Year-round preschools, for ages 2-6 years, offer an accelerated academic program that includes science, math and language development. Potty training, hot lunches at select locations, and pre-kindergarten are

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• St. Hedwig School 3591 Orangewood Ave., Los Alamitos (562) 296-9060, www.sthedwigk8.org Serving students from TK-8th grade, St. Hedwig School strives to develop the whole child, one who is academically competitive and who demonstrates good character grounded in Catholic values. They aim to provide an exceptional educational experience and to empower students to face the challenges of 21st century learning and make a difference in their world. In addition to rigorous academics, St. Hedwig offers music, the arts and physical education classes, plus competitive sports and afterschool enrichment programs. The entire St. Hedwig family of teachers and administrators welcome the opportunity to partner with you as parents, to guide and educate your child. Accepting applications. Call to schedule a private tour. Learn more about their Transitional Kindergarten Program, too! To enroll for the 2020-21 school year, contact St. Hedwig today! See ad on this page. • Westerly School of Long Beach 2950 East 29th St., Long Beach (562) 981-3151, www.westerlyschool.org Westerly School is the only independent, co-educational elementary/middle school in the Long Beach area, serving students in kindergarten to 8th grade and igniting a love of learning through innovative instruction, collaborative projects, and community involvement. With a whole-child philosophy and safe-learning community, Westerly nurtures students’ creativity, forming problem-solvers and idea-makers prepared for the ever changing world. Check out Summer with Westerly program (see ad on page 20 or visit www.westerlyschool.org). • YMCA of Greater Long Beach Preschools (562) 279-1624, www.lbymca.org Did you know that 90% of a human’s brain develops before the age of 5? What many parents don’t realize is that a strong investment in our children at this critical time will pay off for the rest of their lives. Simply participating in preschool, even remotely, is the most impactful way to give your children the skills they need to succeed in life. Their five locations in Greater Long Beach provide state subsidized, year-round childcare for qualifying families. Their preschools reflect the communities that they serve and they work with families to tailor opportunities for children to learn, grow and thrive. NOTE: Through the duration of COVID-19

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safety modifications (physical distancing, masks and additional safety measures), they are providing childcare for working families only. The Y will also continue to provide distance learning opportunities as well as offer two nutritious grab-and-go meals daily to all children currently enrolled in their program. Preschool locations: YMCA Mayne Preschool, 9630 Mayne St., Bellflower, (562) 804-1976. YMCA 70th Street Preschool, 700 70th St., Long Beach, (562) 634-4924. YMCA First Friendships Preschool, 6650 Orange Ave., Long Beach, (562) 984-2358. YMCA Play & Learn Preschool, 2179 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, (562) 218-4693. YMCA Creative Beginnings Preschool, 5600 Linden Ave., Long Beach, (562) 4222616. See ad on page 30.

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College Classes & Tutoring for Kids California State University Long Beach - The Community Clinic for Counseling and Educational Services offers children (ages 6-17) intensive academic interventions for reading/writing and math, youth counseling, psycho-educational assessments, and developmental assessments (ages 3-6). (562) 9851609, Ext. 5. www.tinyurl.com/CSULBedservices

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Cerritos College, Community Education - SAT Prep classes year round. Summer classes are offered for kids (grades 1-12) in all math levels (math basics to trigonometry), as well as reading and writing. Courses run Monday - Friday for two weeks, two hours each class. Additional courses are available in arts, music, cooking, Spanish, sign language, STEM and sports. (562) 467-5050. www.CerritosCommunityEd.com Chapman University - Literacy Tutoring Program at the Kathleen Muth Reading Center teaches reading and writing to culturally and linguistically diverse elementary students. The program also offers a Home Library Program where young readers are given books in their current and next reading levels

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levels) and/or writing to rapidly increase academic skills while also improving concentration, focus and attention span. See ad on page 33.

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NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL CLASSES TOO! www.gatelanguages.com•info@gatelanguages.com•(714) 679-6624•Huntington Beach for their homes. (714) 997-6781, (714) 997-6613. www. tinyurl.com/LiteracyChapman Golden West Community College - Reading Skills (ages 4 - entering grade 11) in five-week sessions. 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. (714) 895-0800. www.gwccommunityservices.com

classes emphasize oral communication from the start. Online and campus classes. This experience will last for a lifetime. Level/age-based groups for kids (5-15). Enroll now! Email: info@gatelanguages. com. See ad on this page.

Santa Ana College - Summer camps are offered in a variety of academic subjects. See Camps for details. (714) 564-6594. www.sac.edu/cms

• My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach LIVE 3287 Industry Drive, near Redondo and Stearns (562) 986-0066, www.mygym.com/longbeach In-Gym Preschool PREP is scheduled to reopen soon. When they reopen, they will be running 2.5-hour In-Gym Preschool PREP classes, while complying with all CDC guidelines. In the event they need to close, they will offer 30-minute Virtual Online Preschool PREP classes. As experts in early child development, they understand how Pre-k education impacts children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development. Preschool Prep focuses on making learning enjoyable and interactive, not passive. Friendly and nurturing teachers lead children through a rich curriculum that repeats throughout the week so that kids have a chance to master their skills. Visit the website for more information. See ad on page 41.

• Gate Languages Summer Program Live Online and Campus Classes www.gatelanguages.com Summer Spanish and/or Mandarin Program by Gate Languages is a language immersion program where learning is facilitated through games, songs, arts, crafts and cultural activities. Curriculum includes conversation, listening, reading and writing. Instructors are trained in child development and their

• The Tutoring Center 4215 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach (562) 653-4380, www.tutoringcenter.com Are you happy with your child’s grades? Call The Tutoring Center Long Beach today to schedule your Free Diagnostic Assessment. The Tutoring Center Long Beach uses a unique system known as “The Rotational Approach to Learning.” Your child will receive intense one-to-one instruction in reading, math (all

North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton - Reading classes focus on phonics, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, spelling and writing enrichment. Math courses align with Common Core, as well as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, PSAT/ NMSQT math test prep, and SAT/ACT math test prep. Personal enrichment classes, such as public speaking, memory power, computer keyboarding, and techniques to improve studying, test-taking, and organization skills may also be offered. Classes are available for ages 2-17 and cost $50-120. (714) 808-4909. www.noce.edu/kids.

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And you can make the journey right from Santa Ana College’s Tessmann Planetarium. We offer three shows and tickets are $3-7, parking $2. School groups & clubs are welcome. For tickets and scheduling: sac.edu/planetarium or call (714) 564-6356.

• Blue Submarine (888) 218-8085, www.thebluesubmarine.com The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. Topics are presented in an interactive format and live tide pool animals are available for certain classes. Let The Blue Submarine take your students on a field trip to the beach without leaving school! English/Spanish bilingual programs available. For more information, call the number listed. See ad on page 40. • Camp Invention (800) 968-4332, www.campinvention.org See page 16 for details about their hands-on STEM summer camps for grades K-6 in Orange County. See ad on page 14. • Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way, Downey (562) 231-1200, www.columbiaspacescience.org The 20,000-square-foot visitor center is equipped with not only amazing technology and visual teaching exhibits, it also holds engaging classes and workshops. Every Saturday is Saturday Science— visit for fun and educational science activities and demonstrations. In their hands-on, public robotics lab, visitors can program a robot to run a mission to collect rock samples, just like the actual rovers that are currently running tests on Mars. Participants are taught the principles of robotic programming, engineering, failure analysis and mission management. Robotics badge/patch workshops for scouts are also offered. Before visiting the space center, please check the website for COVID-19 updates. Also see their listing in Camps, Parties and ad on page 21. • Discovery Cube - Bring Science to Life with Discovery Cube Connect www.discoverycubeconnect.org Discovery Cube Connect brings science to life with a fun, interactive and educational STEM platform for free! Their mission is to inspire a love for learning through a connected (virtual) world of scientific exploration where young minds can interact, engage and share at home or in the classroom! All Discovery Cube Connect activities are rated and reviewed by parents and educators to ensure that all content is high-quality and relevant for K-5 grade-level standards. Discovery Cube Connect offers everything from space-based scientific games to earth bound educational exploration and videos for the whole family to enjoy. See ad on page 5. • ID Tech Camps (888) 709-8324, www.idtech.com/virtual iD Tech - Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect online learning option for kids and teens who want to sharpen their tech skills from the comfort of home.

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Structured, weeklong sessions with five students max per instructor, and curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. $399 with code TOGETHER (you save $100). Check their website for updates on additional camps. See ad on page 23. Rocketry Clubs in Southern California Rocketry Organization of California - Launch calendar on their website. www.rocstock.org Southern California Rocket Association - Supervised launches throughout the year. They also conduct model rocket building and design classes for individuals, families and youth groups. (714) 5291598. www.home.earthlink.net/~mebowitz Friends of Amateur Rocketry - Organization and facility for experimenters who want to test and fly rockets of their own design. www.friendsofamateurrocketry.org STEM Studios and Programs • BioNerds - Kids (grades K-8) can participate in online Biology interactive classes (Monday - Friday), virtual summer camps on a range of topics, homeschool programs and in-person summer camps (subject to CoVid restrictions). (949) 2881486. www.BionerdsLLC.com. See ad on this page. Brickersville - Discovery-based, STEAM learning environment with emphasis on Lego bricks and making. 419-Q Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach. (562) 225-9589. www.brickersville.com

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(4+). Several Southern California locations. www. magikidlab.com Moving Mindz - STEM and arts classes, after-school tutoring, seasonal camps and scout-group programs. 4000 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 205, Long Beach. (562) 318-9966. www.mindz-one.com

Their powerful projector makes the universe come to life in Saturday evening shows. For details, see their listing on page 12; ad on page 32. Also see: OutingsGuide for STEM-related destinations, and CampGuide for STEM summer camps.

Shared Science - Lego leagues, classes, camps (see page 21), and competitive robots. Greater Long Beach locations. (562) 285-3942. www.sharedscience.org The Coder School - After-school coding classes and vacation-break camps for ages 7-18. Visit website for locations. www.thecoderschool.com The Studio at Long Beach Public Libraries - Billie Jean King Main Library and the Michelle Obama Library offer learning labs/maker spaces that offer 3-D printing, crafting and more. Mobile Studios are available on a rotating basis at all 12 branch libraries. www.longbeach.gov/library/visit/studios Urban Workshop - STEM classes for students (10-16), including woodworking, metal working, welding, 3D printing, laser etching, electronics and soldering, CAD modeling and more. Summer and winter camps offered. 365-A Clinton St., Costa Mesa. (949) 296-2153. www.urbanworkshop.net • Tessmann Planetarium at Santa Ana College Take an interactive journey through the solar system!

• Children’s Home Society of California Greater Long Beach  (562) 256-7490 Orange County (714) 543-2273 www.chs-ca.org A central coordinating link for child care and child development services. Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs. Listings are maintained on licensed child-care

Child Creativity Lab - Community Makerspace, Maker-space on Wheels, and summer camps. 1815 E. Wilshire Ave., Ste. 906, Santa Ana. (714) 352-4380. www.childcreativitylab.org Code Gauchos - Classes, camps and workshops, from Little Coders (5-7) to Java, Minecraft Modding and Python for teens. 22600 Lambert St., 906-C, Lake Forest. (949) 681-6948. www.codegauchos.com

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Code Ninjas - Kids learn to code through game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math and problem solving. Locations throughout Southern California. www.codeninjas.com Magikid Robotics Lab - Robotics and programing courses, plus camps, competitions and parties KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check with organizer for updated information.

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tion of skills for the care of your child based on both academic and community pediatric medical experience. Their informative website offers a wide range of articles on parenting and health issues. Telemedicine appointments available. See ad on this page.


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Boot Camp for New Dads and New Moms Workshops for rookie dads to talk to veteran dads, and rookie moms to veteran moms. Veteran parents answer questions, address concerns, and share how they and their families are tackling common issues. Workshops, held throughout OC, are found on their website: dads, www.bootcampfornewdads. org; and moms, www.bootcampfornewmoms.com.

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centers, family child-care homes, before and afterschool programs, public and private schools, and child-care assistance programs. 4900 Airport Plaza, Ste. 100, Long Beach; 333 South Anita Drive, Ste. 350, Orange. See ad on back inside cover. Sitter Training Courses Courses cover safety, first aid, rescue, CPR and more. American Red Cross - Online and in-person classes (11+), www.redcross.org. Safe Sitter - Find classes for boys and girls (grades 6-8) on their website, www.safesitter.org.

• Chang Orthodontics 4608 Katella Ave., Ste. 201, Los Alamitos (562) 430-0541, www.changorthodontics.com Their goal is to provide patients with the right combination of advanced orthodontic technology and a personal human touch. By placing an emphasis on communication, they strive to ensure every patient understands what it takes to make a healthy, beautiful smile. They also want to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-friendly, fun and cooperative environment. Drs. Russell Chang and Christine Chung use only proven techniques and technology, and tailor treatment for each patient’s specific needs and concerns. See ad on page 35. • Mark A. Garlington D.D.S. Orthodontics for Children and Adults 5479 E. Abbeyfield, Ste. #1, Long Beach (562) 439-4553, www.drg4smiles.com At Garlington Orthodontics, you are always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome when you set foot in their office. They take pride in providing the 34 kidsguidemagazine.com

best care in both a friendly and comfortable environment. Some of the latest technological advances, such as digital imaging, advanced computer graphics and iTero (Digital Impression System) have allowed them to become experts in a variety of treatments. Dr. Garlington is a top 1% provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. They believe that every patient should be treated like family with the utmost attention and care. Whether you are a child, teen or adult, their knowledgeable doctor and team are committed to helping you achieve your dream smile. See ad on page 37. • MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach www.millerchildrens.org MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to complex—as well as maternity care for expectant mothers—all under one roof. Miller Children’s & Women’s treats more than 14,000 children each year, delivers 5,000 babies and has become a regional pediatric destination for more than 65,000 children, who need outpatient care. See ad on page 3. • Pediatric Medical Center 2921 Redondo Ave., Long Beach (562) 426-5551, www.pediatricmedicalcenterlb.com PMC provides comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college with special expertise in school underachievement, and complex diagnostic and management problems. The team of physicians offer greater than one hundred twenty years of cumulative clinical pediatric experience and expertise. Each physician is active in the education and training of pediatric residents and medical students. This allows them to offer a unique combina-

Breastfeeding Education and Support 3833 Worsham Ave., Ste. 301, Long Beach (562) 595-5479, www.columbiapediatrics.com A lactation consultant at Columbia Pediatrics assists with breastfeeding and navigating through challenges. Clinics are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Call ahead to confirm your attendance. • Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) Resource and Referral Greater Long Beach (562) 256-7490 Orange County (714) 543-2273 www.chs-ca.org Resource and Referral offers a variety of child care resources to the community, such as child care referrals, resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting resources. 4900 Airport Plaza, Ste. 100, Long Beach; 333 South Anita Drive, Ste. 350, Orange. See ad on back inside cover. Doulas and Postpartum Support The following organizations provide support through pregnancy, childbirth, postpardum issues, sleep training, and child education. Doulas of Orange County, parenting workshops also available, www. doulasoforangecounty.com. Labor of Love: Birth and Postpartum, www.laboroflovebirthservices.com. Dream Team Doulas, www.dreamteamdoulas.com. Dona International, www.dona.org. LGBTQ Support Support programs for gay fathers and lesbian mothers, as well as for LGBTQ youth and their families: Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th St., (562) 434-4455, www. centerlb.org; Los Angeles, seven locations and a youth center, (323) 993-7400, www.lagaycenter.org; and Orange County, 1605 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, (714) 953-5428, www.lgbtcenteroc.org. Meet-up Play Groups Meet-up is a platform for finding and building local communities. Great for parents to plan and meetup for support groups, playdates and more. Visit their website at www.meetup.com and search key terms like “Dad’s Group,” “Mommy and Me,” or anything else you’re looking to connect over.

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MOMS Orange County In-home education, support, screening and resourcereferral beginning in pregnancy through the baby’s first year. Also available are support groups such as My Parents and Me, and New Dads Workshop. Services are no cost, provided in Spanish, English and Vietnamese, and are designed for low-to-moderate income families and individuals. (800) 787-5858. www.momsorangecounty.org MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers support groups for those expecting, or with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. School-aged groups also available. (888) 910-6677. www.mops.org Mothers of Multiples Provides information and resources, plus meet-up groups for mothers of multiples. www.ocmom.org, www.multiplesofamerica.org, and www.llbmotc.org. New Mom School Postnatal education (newborn - 12 mos). Classes provide the education and support you need right from the start. Additional resources include: breastfeeding consultations, postpartum doula consultations in the

home, mental health support, and more. 200 Newport Center Drive, Ste. 306, Newport Beach. (949) 6794872. www.newmomschool.com • Orange County Department of Child Support Services 1055 N. Main St., Santa Ana (866) 901-3212, www.css.ocgov.com The Orange County Department of Child Support Services provides professional, cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children. They offer a Solutions for Parents program, including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders through exclusive enforcement tools, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, complete account maintenance, and exceptional customer service to assist customers every step of the way. For more information, call their office or visit them online. See ad on this page. Parents Without Partners Single parents find tools and resources online as well as through local chapters, which can be found on their website. www.parentswithoutpartners.org • Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine (949) 428-3900, www.pretendcity.org Special monthly events provide parents with important resources to help them stay on track of their child’s healthy development. Parents with children (0-18 mos) are invited to Pretend City every second Monday for Baby Steps through the City. Way-to-Play Days on the second Friday of each month are also

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excellent opportunities for gathering information and resources. Good to Go parent workshops are offered the fourth Monday of each month. See page 4 for complete listing, and ad on page 7. Seriously Ill and Bereavement Support Groups The following organizations offer help and support for kids and teens who are losing or have lost a loved one. Art and Creativity for Healing, (949) 367-1902, www.art4healing.org. New Hope Grief Support Com-

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MOMS Club MOMS Club offers playgroups, babysitting co-ops, moms’ night outs and holiday parties. Activities are specifically geared for the moms, and often share interests like cooking, crafts, outings, books and exercise. Find a chapter near you on their website at www. momsclub.org, or learn how to start one of your own.


munity, (562) 429-0075, www.newhopegrief.org. Pathways Volunteer Hospice, (562) 531-3031, www. pathwayshospice.org.

AD/HD Resources Local and national resources offering support for children with AD/HD and their families. Attention Deficit Disorder Association, www.add.org; CHADD, www.chadd.org; and More to ADHD, www. moretoadhd.com. Autism Programs Autism Behavior Services, (855) 581-0100, www. autismbehaviorservices.com. Autism Learning Partners, (855) 295-3276, www.autismlearningpartners. com. Autism Society of America, (800) 328-8476, www.autism-society.org. Autism Speaks, (888) 2884762, www.autismspeaks.org. TACA, Talk About Curing Autism, (855) 726-7810, www.tacanow.org. Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, (888) 962-5437, www.thecenter4autism.org. Family Resources and Support Family resources and support are available for parents of children with special needs through the following agencies: Family Support Network, (714) 447-3301, www.fsn-oc.org. Harbor Regional Center, (310) 5401711, www.harborrc.org. Help Me Grow, (866) 4769025, www.helpmegrowoc.org. Regional Center of Orange County, (714) 796-5100, www.rcocdd.com. Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK), (714) 533-8275, www.taskca.org. UCP of Orange County, also offers a recreation program, www.ucpoc.org. Learning Disabilities Creative Solutions For Hope, (714) 881-0427, www. creativesolutionsforhope.com. Dyslexia Foundation, (941) 807-0499, www.yesread.org. International Dyslexia Association, (410) 296-0232, www. dyslexiaida.org. Learning Disabilities Association, www.ldaamerica.org. • Pretend City Children’s Museum Special events are offered monthly for families with children on the autism spectrum or with physical disabilities. These events allow children and their parents/ caretakers to play in a sensitive-friendly environment along with other families. 29 Hubble, Irvine. (949) 4283900, www.pretendcity.org. See page 4 for complete listing, and ad on page 7. Recreation & Enrichment Programs Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball - Buddy Baseball for ages 5-20. (800) 880-3142. www.baberuthleague.org Down for Dance - Empowering individuals with Down syndrome to build a stronger sense of self through dance classes. Classes offered in Long Beach and Orange County. Scholarships available. (818) 281-3723. www.downfordance.org

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• Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio - Music therapy for children with developmental disabilities is offered with Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio. Music therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic environment. Music therapy can help your child to reach educational/IEP goals, improve communication, improve gross/fine motor skills, express feelings, and improve emotional and affective development. Also see Music on page 26 and ad on page 27. Long Beach. (562) 8336444. www.kellysummermusic.com • Camp Newport - Friendship Circle’s Day Camp, and Gymnastics with Kids Care, are specifically geared towards campers with special needs. (949) 644-3151. www.campnewport.com. See complete listing on page 20 Friendship Circle at the Chabad Center - Basketball and soccer leagues. 2240 University Dr., Newport Beach. (949) 721-9800. www.jewishnewport.com HoopStar Basketball - Leagues in Anaheim, Fullerton and Pomona Valley. www.hoopstarsbb.com Little League Baseball and Softball - Challenger teams for ages 4-22. www.littleleague.org Miracle League - Baseball for boys and girls. (770) 760-1933. www.miracleleague.com Segerstrom Center School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities - Open to students (422) with disabilities and children who are developmentally typical. Classes include Dance and Music, and Musical Theater. (714) 556-2787. www. scfta.org/classes Special Olympics - Sports training and competition for ages 8 and up. www.specialolympics.org Spirit League - Spring baseball, winter basketball, and fall soccer. (714) 417-9553. www.spiritleague.org • Top Flight Street Hockey and Ice Hockey - The Rinks offer street hockey and ice hockey for participants with special needs—all ages and ability levels are welcome. Participants practice weekly, learn fundamentals and play games. No previous experience is required and gear can be provided. Top Flight Street Hockey is offered at The Rinks Huntington Beach Inline, (714) 901-2629; and The Rinks - Lakewood ICE, (562) 429-1805. www. anaheimducks.com/topflight. See ad on page 44. We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym - Provides social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum. Programs include Open Play, We Rock Care (designed to provide a break for families with children with special needs), after-school programs, and party packages. Visit the website for locations, www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com.

4-H Youth Development Program Clubs are designed for kids (8-18) and offer guidance in good citizenship, leadership, and life skills through after-school and weekend activities. Projects are offered in STEM, civic engagement, healthy living, and leadership. Visit their site to find a club or camp offered in your area. Los Angeles County, (626) 586-1971; and Orange County, (949) 6531803. www.4-h.org Big Brothers, Big Sisters Branches match adult volunteers (mentors) with boys and girls to provide friendship and guidance. Greater LA County, (213) 213-2400, www.bbbsla. org; Orange County, (714) 544-7773, www.ocbigs. org; Catholic Big Brothers, (231) 251-9800, www. cbbbs.org; and Jewish Big Brothers, (323) 7618675, www.jbbbsla.org. Boys and Girls Club Supervised activities are offered after school and during school vacations for ages 5-18, including crafts, field trips, homework help, career development, dance classes, sports, teen programs, leadership groups, clubs, community service, and before and after-school care. Some branches offer special-needs inclusion and/or preschool child development centers. Scholarships are available for qualifying families. Visit www.bgca.org to find a club near you. Camp Fire Camp Fire Long Beach offers traditional camp and club programs for ages 4-18. Specialized programs are offered to at-risk youth, children with special needs, and families who need financial assistance. Summer and winter camps are offered. The Long Beach facility also offers a Challenge Course designed to foster team-building for classmates, coworkers, and friends. The Inland and OC Council offers after-school programs that include drama, running club, music, dance, nutrition, and more. Kids and teens may also participate in community service programs. Greater Long Beach (562) 4212725, www.campfirelb.org. Inland and OC Council (909) 982-5400, www.campfiretoday.org. • Girl Scouts of Los Angeles (213) 213-0123, www.girlscoutsla.org “Girl Scouts Unleash the Go-getter, Innovator, RiskTaker, and Leader in Every Girl.” In Girl Scouts, “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” as girls transform their ideas into action, turn their questions into adventure, and grow their confidence while making lifelong friends. By participating in Girl Scouts’ age-appropriate, girl-led activities, your girl will do more than she ever thought she could: from zip-lining through pine forests and learning about world cultures to building business plans and developing apps for good. Guided by caring adult volunteers, girls work together to plan activities and outings that improve our communities, while developing grit, empathy, and determination. Through programs in STEM, entrepreneurship, and life skills, Girl Scouts unleashes

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(310) 578-2278 (CART) www.letshaveacartparty.com the go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader in every girl. Today, girls are dreamers, makers, and innovators. #YesIAm is a message to the world that girls possess the power and the skills to make the world a better place. Join them at girlscoutsla.org/ join. See ad on page 37. Girl Scouts of Orange County Program for girls (grades K-12) designed to hone skills in STEM, the outdoors, life, and entrepreneurship. Troops meet once or twice a month. GSOC also offers day, weekend, and summer camps. (949) 4618800. www.girlscoutsoc.org Girls Inc. of Orange County After-school and vacation camp programs for girls (grades K-12) include educational enrichment, economic literacy, college prep, career and life planning, health and fitness, leadership and character development, personal safety, STEM and more. 1815 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa. (714) 597-8600. www.girlsinc-oc.org Jewish Community Centers Alpert Jewish Community Center - Vacation-break camps, preschool, after-school program, swim lessons and swim team, youth water polo, adaptive aquatics, martial arts, kids’ night out programs, birthday parties and rentals. 3801 East Willow St., Long Beach. (562) 426-7601. www.alpertjcc.org Merage Jewish Community Center of OC - After-school enrichment classes, youth sports, preschool (ages 0-5), and summer camps. 1 Federation Way, Irvine. (949) 4353400. www.jccoc.org • Lakewood Recreation and Community Services 5050 Clark Ave., Lakewood (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408 www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation Programs include: academic classes (reading, math), baseball/softball, basketball, camps (see page 18), dance (ballet, tap, hip-hop, hula, Polynesian), flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, ice skating, ice hockey, martial arts, music (drums, violin, piano, musical theater, ukulele and parent/me), parties (see Parties), skateboarding, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, tutoring, volleyball and more. Visit their website for events and classes. See ad on page 7.

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• Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine 2760 Studebaker Road, Long Beach (562) 570-3100, www.LBParks.org While Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is hopeful for a return to their recreation activities this summer, all programs will be subject to change or cancellation as necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of participants. Visit the website for the latest information on program adjustments. Academics, archery, arts, baseball (T-ball), basketball (free coed leagues), boating and sailing classes, cooking, no-cost drop-in after-school programs, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, cultural, parent/me), gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music (piano, guitar, drums, glee, parent/me), parties (see Leeway Sailing Center in Parties), skateboarding, ice skating, hockey, soccer, swimming (recreational, lessons, parent/me, diving), teen centers, tennis, theater arts, and volleyball (free coed and girls’ leagues), plus vacation-break workshops at the El Dorado Nature Center. Visit their website for events and classes. See ad on front inside cover. Police Activities League (PAL) Year-round program for children and teens (ages 5-17) sponsored by local police departments. Visit their website for information on your local chapter. www.calpal.org Scouting BSA Scouting BSA is open to boys and girls, and includes Cub Scouts (grades K-5) and Scouts BSA (grades 6-12). Each program offers a variety of outdoor and badge-related activities, such as camping and hiking, plus learning survival and life skills. Additional programs for teens and young adults include: Venturing (ages 14-21), Sea Scouts (14-21), and career-based Exploring programs (10-20). Summer camps are also offered. Long Beach Area Council, (562) 427-0911, www.longbeachbsa.org; and Orange County Council, (714) 546-4990, www.ocbsa.org. YMCA Programs for the entire family including child care, fitness, teen clubs, food programs, day and resident camps (see Camps), youth sports, STEM programs, aquatics and gymnastics. Parent/child programs

(grades K+) are also offered to promote companionship between parents and their children. Many YMCAs offer off-site programs at schools and recreation facilities, and accept third-party funding. Find a YMCA location near you at www.ymca.net. • YMCA of OC www.ymcaoc.org With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Orange County serves the community through six Health and Wellness Centers (Diamond Bar, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, NewportMesa), two program centers (Rancho Mission Viejo, Yorba Linda/Placentia), an aquatics and soccer complex (Santa Ana), resident camp (Wrightwood, CA), numerous community services and youth programs, and 80 before and after-school program centers. Donations, grants, and legacy gifts keeps, or ensures, Y programs are open to all regardless of an individual’s or family’s financial circumstances. 100% of donations support financial assistance programs or subsidized programs for marginalized populations. Visit the website to learn more about programs in your area. See ad on page 15.

• Adventure City 1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim (714) 236-9300, www.adventurecity.com What a day of excitement! Play in Adventure City as long as you like; enjoy one-hour in the whimsical Party Station eating pizza and other treats served by your own party hostess; take a private train ride with your child as the engineer, and much more. Adventure City provides everything from invitations to wonderful memories. Parents can relax and enjoy the party. See page 4 for more information; ad on page 9. • Blue Submarine (888) 218-8085, www.thebluesubmarine.com The Blue Submarine offers fun, educational adventures in marine biology. They bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to your birthday party or special event. The Blue Submarine allows your guests to visit the tidepool without getting wet! English/Spanish bilingual programs also available. Call today to book your party or special event! See ad on page 40. • Children’s Nature Retreat 5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine (619) 320-4942, www.childrensnatureretreat.org If your children love animals, The Children’s Nature Retreat is the perfect place to celebrate their birthday! Your child and guests will spend the day exploring the great outdoors, feeding and learning all about many animals. Includes all-day ad-

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• Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way, Downey (562) 231-12000, www.columbiaspacescience.org Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. The 20,000-square-foot visitor center is equipped with not only amazing technology and visual teaching exhibits, it also holds engaging classes, camps, workshops and birthday parties. You can host your own out-of-this-world event! Use the entire 20,000-square-foot Space Center or select facilities for meetings, birthdays, reunions, weddings, banquets, and other special events. A variety of birthday party packages are available. Please check the website for COVID-19 updates. See ad on page 21. • East West Ice Palace 11446 Artesia Blvd., Artesia (562) 809-6200, www.eastwesticepalace.com Fun party package includes public skating admission, private party room, pizza, cake, soft drinks, party decor, plus skate time. Skating lessons available upon request. Also offers public skating and skating classes for kids (3+) and adults. See Skating and Hockey under Sports. See ad on page 45. • Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park 10555 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk (562) 868-9956, www.golfnstuff.com Have your child’s next birthday party, team party or scouting event at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Pizza Party packages can include easy or challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including gokarts, bumper boats, Disk O’ Thrill ride and kiddie train. While there, guests also enjoy the latest in arcade games, great prizes, snack bar and party facilities. Where the 5 and 605 freeways meet. See their ad on page 39; and ad with coupons on page 11. • Lakewood Recreation and Community Services www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation Pool parties are available at Mayfair and McCormick pools; call (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2497 for pricing and information. See ad on page 7. • Let’s Have a Cart Party (310) 578-2278 (CART) www.letshaveacartparty.com Since 1969, Let’s Have a Cart Party has been preparing fresh food at your party site in front of your guests. Kenny Baines, owner and head chef, handselects only the finest produce for your occasion. Meats are fresh and never frozen. Carts include: kosher hot dogs, gourmet pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries, baked potato bar, cotton candy, ice cream sundaes, fresh hot cookies, crepes, chocolate fountains and many more. Their antique-style carts add a unique character to any celebration. See ad on page 38; coupon on page 46.

• Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine 5437 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach (562) 570-3100, www.LBParks.org A unique fun celebration at the beach! Birthday Party Package “A” includes one hour of beach games, one hour of barbecue and one hour of boating. Pricing ranges from $260-500 based on size of party, package and amenities. Birthday Party Package “B” includes one hour of beach games or barbecue and one hour of boating. Pricing ranges from $205-482 based on size of party, package and amenities. Non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation: $50. *All programs will be subject to change or cancellation as necessary during the COVID19 pandemic for the safety of participants. Visit the website for the latest information on program adjustments. See ad on the front inside cover. • My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach LIVE 3287 Industry Drive, near Redondo and Stearns (562) 986-0066, www.mygym.com/longbeach Surprise your child with a memorable My Gym LIVE celebration with friends! Virtual LIVE Birthday Parties include nonstop fun and games, up to 100 guests per virtual party on a password-protected Zoom video call, from your laptop, smart TV, or phone, flexible 30-45-minute time slots—any day of the week. My Gym LIVE brings exciting, customized birthday parties to your home, living room, or backyard. Children have fun as they dance, play games, party, and make memories together with LIVE entertainment delivered by an energetic My Gym Party Specialist! They will design an unforgettable birthday bash your family and friends will treasure. Visit mygym.com/longbeach/birthday-parties to learn more! When California is in stage 4 of re-opening, they will be announcing the opening of In-Gym Awesome Birthday Parties! See ad on page 41. • Parties By Erin & Co. (562) 901-0111, www.bestpartiesbyerin.com With more than 20 years experience, Erin and her team of talented performers can give your child the party of their dreams. They custom build every party and event according to theme, age group and number of children, so you can sit back and relax, while they run the show. Face painting, balloons, characters and magicians. Relays, obstacle courses, games and specialty parties. No child is too young or too old and no event is too large or too small for these party planning experts! Have an idea or theme of your own? Give them a call and let them create the perfect party for you. Also see Acting Out in Camps. See ad on this page. • Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine (949) 428-3900, www.pretendcity.org A birthday party at Pretend City Children’s Museum will create lasting memories that your little ones will be talking about for years to come. Their variety of birthday party packages are sure to make a birthday wish come true! See page 4 for complete listing, and ad on page 7. • Rise Up Athletics 10712 Reagan St., Ste. A., Los Alamitos (562) 280-2441, www.riseupathletics.net

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• The Rinks www.TheRinks.com Put your party plans on ice at The Rinks! They offer packages with cake, refreshments, balloons and party decorations in their private party rooms. Then take to the ice for the coolest fun, including an exclusive group skating lesson for you and your birthday party guests! For party package prices and information, visit them online or call. See page 44 for locations, contact information and ad.

• Sewing Lab 4215 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos www.sewinglablosalamitos.com A fun, three-hour sewing party, where party goers (grades 2+) will learn how to safely use a sewing machine, and sew their own party favor—a reversible tote bag or a stuffed animal. See ad on page 11. • Skateboarding Parties with Skatedogs (714) 313-8787, www.skatedogs.com Skatedogs comes to your home with portable ramps and rails to create a custom skatepark for a one-ofa-kind birthday party. Guests can ride ramps and get skateboarding tips from an experienced instructor. All parties include a T-shirt for the birthday boy or girl, with the option of including a T-shirt for all participants. Also see their listings in Camps and Skateboarding. See ad on page 45.

Diving Instruction McCormick Divers - Lessons for all ages and abilities, (562) 570-1718 or visit www.McCormickDivers.com for more information. PDGA Sports Training Center Gymnastics and diving lessons, (562) 229-1927 or visit www.pdgausa.com. USA Diving - Resources for finding diving teams, coaches and events, (317) 2375252, or visit www.usadiving.org. Junior Lifeguards Junior lifeguard programs, for boys and girls ages 9-17, offers instruction in ocean and beach safety, lifesaving techniques, development of swim skills, and more. Check websites for dates. Crystal Cove State Park, www.crystalcovejuniorlifeguards.com; Huntington Beach, Junior Lifeguard Sand Crabs is also offered for younger kids (6-8), www.juniorguard.com; Long Beach Fire Department, www.longbeachjgs.com; and Seal Beach, www.tinyurl.com/SealBeachJrGuard. Southern California Swim Teams 28000 S. Western Ave., #226, San Pedro (800) 824-6206, www.socalswim.org Oversees city and community club teams. Visit website to find local teams.

American Red Cross www.redcross.org Visit their website to find a location hosting Red Cross programs at aquatic facilities near you. First aid, AED, CPR, and lifeguard training is also available.

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Rise Up Athletics is the best place for your child’s next birthday party. With over 20-K square feet of gymnastics equipment, and a private party room for refreshments and celebrations, your child and their friends can enjoy over several hours of active-play in a fun and safe environment. With exciting attractions like astro-jumps, tumbling trampoline, castle playhouse, interactive games/obstacle courses and so much more, your child will enjoy their best birthday party yet! Their birthday party sessions are very popular, so hurry and call to reserve your spot today! For enrollment information, visit them online, call or email office@riseupathletics.net. See ad on page 13.


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(714) 449-9744, www.htarchery.com Lessons (8+), birthday parties, scout programs and special event packages; equipment provided. Mile Square Park Archery Range 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley (714) 973-6600, www.ocparks.com/parks/mile Free beginning course (10+) on select Saturdays. Equipment provided. Registration is required. Orange County Archery 25782 Obrero Dr., Mission Viejo (949) 916-6855, www.ocarchery.com Lessons (7+), birthday and event packages, plus J.O.A.D leagues for younger shooters. U.S.A. Archery www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery Coordinates the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program and provides free referrals to clubs and camps.


tournaments for boys and girls (7+). Visit their website to find a water polo club near you.

NFL Youth Flag Football www.nflflag.com Find teams (ages 5-17) in your area, or start one of your own using the resources on their website. Pop Warner Little Scholars www.popwarner.com National flag/tackle football and cheerleading program (ages 5-15) that prioritizes game-play time and rewards academic success. Visit their website to find your local team. • Rise Up Athletics All Star Cheerleading 10712 Reagan St., Ste. A., Los Alamitos (562) 280-2441, www.riseupathletics.net Rise Up Athletics All-Star cheer is a non-school affiliated program that competes locally and out-of-state in the sport of competitive cheerleading. They offer semi and annual programs under the direction of Cheryl Vuong, coach for the nationally and world-ranked Los Alamitos High School Cheer program. As a competitive cheerleading program for girls and boys (4+), RUA All Stars teaches all levels of cheer from their prep teams to senior-level advanced teams. They are preparing for another successful season as sign-ups begin mid-May. For enrollment information, email office@riseupathletics.net. See ad on page 13.

Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball League (800) 880-3142, www.baberuthleague.org Baseball and softball leagues in divisions based on age (4-18) and skill level. Buddy Baseball available for kids (5-20) with special needs. Find local leagues at www.pacificswbr.sportssignup.com. Arrow Tag OC 1815 E. Wilshire Ave., Ste. 909, Santa Ana (657) 346-2111, www.arrowtagoc.com Classes, scout programs, party packages, summer camps. Plus Nerf, Giant Darts, and Arrow Tag, a combination of dodgeball and archery. • El Dorado Regional Park Archery Range 7500 E. Spring St., Long Beach www.eldoradoarchers.com Free instruction to improve skills and consistent shooting technique (8+). Must take safety class before taking beginning class; sign up begins at 9 a.m. Advanced, 9-10:20 a.m.; beginners, 10:3011:50 a.m.; and safety class, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Equipment provided. Park entry fee, $5-8. Garden Grove Teen Archery Program 13641 Deodara Drive, Garden Grove (714) 741-5200, www.ggcity.org/archery Six-week program for teens (12-18) on Wednesday evenings, equipment provided.

Little League Baseball and Softball www.littleleague.org Boys and girls baseball in age divisions (4-16), softball for girls (4-16) and Little League Challenger teams for boys and girls (4-22) with special needs. Find a league on their website. Pony Baseball and Softball www.pony.org Coed baseball leagues in age divisions (5-18), plus girls’ softball (4-23). Champions League is offered for those with special needs. Find a league in your area on their website. Softball Associations Referrals and information for local leagues and tournaments: American Fastpitch Association, www.afasoftball.com. USA Softball of Southern California, includes the Junior Olympic Program, www.socal-asa.org.

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• My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach LIVE 3287 Industry Drive, near Redondo and Stearns (562) 986-0066, www.mygym.com/longbeach In-gym gymnastics classes are scheduled to reopen soon, they will be running 30-minute classes, while complying with all CDC guidelines. In the event they need to close, they will offer 30-minute virtual online classes. Currently LIVE virtual classes will be running at least through the month of July. My Gym has helped thousands of children (6 weeks - 13 years) gain confidence and self-esteem in a loving and caring environment. The innovative, non-competitive tumbling and gymnastics program incorporates ageappropriate games, relays, fitness exercise, sports skills, group activities, and song and dance. Along with the constantly changing equipment setups, excellent student-to-teacher ratio, and the experienced and caring staff, My Gym is the best place for your children! Visit the website for more information. See ad on page 41. • Rise Up Athletics 10712 Reagan St., Ste. A., Los Alamitos (562) 280-2441, www.riseupathletics.net Rise Up Athletics, formerly known as Kidnastics Gymnastics, has been pleased to offer quality fitness programs for children ages 1-18 for over the last 42 years. They offer a variety of classes for all levels, including parent and me, gymnastics for boys and girls, coed recreational/cheer tumbling, coed gymnastics/ acrobatics (under their NINja star program), plus

rounding areas, www.hbfnl.com; Los Alamitos/Seal Beach, www.losalfnl.com; and Newport Beach/Costa Hi-Tech Archery Mesa, www.newportmesafnl.com. 1912 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton hone: 562-799-0140 • Fax: 562-799-0142 • 10313 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 42 kidsguidemagazine.com

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at F irst F ield F arm English Riding & Jumping Instruction Beginning through Advanced • Horses Provided


• 18299 dumont ave., cerritos • 562-924-2217

For referrals to therapeutic riding programs, visit www.socalequine.com under the “Health Care” tab.

• First Field Farm 18299 Dumont Ave., Cerritos (562) 924-2217, www.firstfieldfarm.com First Field Farm offers instruction in English horseback riding and jumping for beginning through advanced students. They are a recognized Riding Academy by the USHJA, and have a trainer that is a USHJA Certified. Beginner lessons include care of the horse as well as the basics of position and control. Private lessons are 30 minutes; group lessons, 45-60 minutes. Horses are provided. See ad on this page.

Anaheim Equestrian Center Rancho del Rio Stable (714) 535-3510 1370 Sanderson Ave., Anaheim www.anaheimequestriancenter.com Country Trails  (714) 538-5860 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. www.ctriding.com Huntington Beach Central Park Equestrian Center  (714) 848-6565 Therapeutic riding and horse-care clinics. 18381 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. www.hcpec.com

• Rancho Rio Verde 1000 W. Carson St., Long Beach (714) 624-5754, www.rrvridingclub.com Rancho Rio Verde services include: riding lessons, equestrian training, hunters, boarding, horse transportation, camps, clinics, and trail access. Leases are available. Lessons are scheduled Tuesday through Sunday. Horsemanship Camp (see Camps) available. Special programs and discounts for youth groups. See ad on page 42.

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Serrano Creek Ranch (949) 768-5891 Offers an equine-therapy program. 25200 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest. www.serranocreekranch.com Trail Rides Country Trails, Orange, (714) 538-5860, www. ctriding.com. Huntington Beach Central Park Equestrian Center, (714) 848-6565, www.hcpec. com. Susie Q Ranch, also offers pony rides and petting zoo, Murrieta, (951) 551-4585, www. susieqranch.co. Western Trails Horseback Rid-

Sandie Mercer Ranch @ Lakewood Equestrian Center

Summer Camps & Holiday Programs Ages 7-17 Learn about horses & their care, plus horseback riding two times daily. Weekly sessions 9am - 2pm.

• Sandie Mercer Ranch at Lakewood Equestrian Center 11369 Carson St., Lakewood (562) 425-1905 Private and group instruction (6+) for Western, English and Jumping. Beginner through advanced lessons can be arranged to fit your schedule. Lessons are available six days a week on your horse or theirs. The new “Introduction to Horses” class, by scheduled appointment, includes safety and basic in-hand ground work and care, as well as basic riding. Summer camps also available (see Camps), plus programs for scout groups earning merit badges. Enjoy horses and horseback riding in a quiet country setting. Email: sandiejmercer@gmail.com. See ad on this page. More Equestrian Centers The following locations offer English and/or Western riding instruction (5+). Monthly leases for students who do not own a horse may be available. Many locations also offer parties and school-break camps.

Orange County Fairgrounds  (714) 708-1652 905 Arlington Ave., Gate #9, Costa Mesa www.ocfairequestrian.com

Private & Group Instruction

11369 Carson St., Lakewood

(562) 425-1905


Beginners - Advanced Ages 6+ English • Western • Jumping Horsemanship & Fundamentals Open 6 Days

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USA Gymnastics (800) 345-4719, (317) 237-5050 www.usagym.org, www.usagymclub.com Website provides information and resources for all areas of gymnastics, including artistic/rhythmic, acrobatic, trampoline and tumbling. Visit their affiliate site, www.USAGymParents.com, to find a local gym, or for articles and other resources about gymnastics.

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private birthday parties (see Parties), All-Star competitive cheerleading (see Football and Cheer), and seasonal camps (see Camps) to name a few. The RUA staff strives to provide a positive experience by teaching the importance of staying fit while having fun in a safe and pressure-free environment. For enrollment information, visit them online, call or email office@ riseupathletics.net. See ad on page 13.


ing, Norco, (951) 403-1290, www.ridenorco.com. Will Rogers Trail Rides, Pacific Palisades, (310) 662-3707, www.willrogerstrailrides.com. Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables, Los Angeles, (323) 469-5450, www.sunsetranchhollywood.com. U.S. Pony Club (859) 254-7669, www.ponyclub.org Participants may lease a horse or use their own. Find a Pony Club near you on their website. US Polo Association 27271 Silverado Canyon Rd., Silverado (800) 232-8772, www.uspolo.org Resources for junior programs, clubs, competitions and clinics. Many clubs provide introductory to advanced polo skills, access to competitions, and horseback riding lessons. Find local clubs on their website.

California Amateur Skateboard League (213) 221-4553, www.caslusf.com Regional association promotes skateboarding while helping communities provide athletes with safe skateboarding environments and competitions. See website for local events and contests. List of Skateparks in Southern California www.socalskateparks.squarespace.com Comprehensive list of skateparks including descriptions, contact information and ratings. • Skatedogs (714) 313-8787, www.skatedogs.com After-school and weekend classes in skateboarding, one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Offered in conjunction with the recreation departments of Aliso Viejo, Arcadia, Beverly Hills, Brea, Cerritos, Cypress, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Manhattan Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Seal Beach and Tustin. They offer classes for all ability levels. Kids (5-13) make new friends, advance their skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have fun—all in Skatedogs’ private skatepark. They also offer private lessons, birthday parties (see Parties) and camps during school breaks (see Camps). See ad on page 45.

on display in the gallery. Fitness center is open to the public. Check website for details on ice schedule and events. See ad on page 45. Hockey Associations Southern California Amateur Hockey Association - Resources for youth hockey leagues. Visit their website to find local teams, www.scaha.com. USA Hockey and USA Hockey Inline, offer referrals to local programs, (719) 576-8724, www.usahockey.com. Lil’ Kings Learn-to-Play Hockey Program www.nhl.com/kings/community/lil-kings Open to first-time players only (ages 5-9), the Learn-ToPlay Program is offered at 13 rinks in SoCal, including East West Ice Palace in Artesia (see page 45). $175, includes six on-ice sessions and head-to-toe hockey gear. Roller Derby Junior Derby Dolls - For girls (7-17), first class is free, all skill levels are welcome, www.derbydolls.com/ junior-derby-dolls. Beach Cities Roller Derby (Junior Derby) - For boys and girls, Mini Bites (8-10) and Shark Bites (11-17), www.beachcitiesrollerderby.com. • The Rinks Anaheim ICE (714) 535-RINK Huntington Beach Inline (714) 901-2629 Irvine Inline  (949) 559-9949 Lakewood ICE  (562) 429-1805 Westminster ICE  (714) 248-9611 Yorba Linda ICE (714) 692-8776 Great Park ICE & FivePoint Arena  (949) 774-1600 www.TheRinks.com Guests of all ages enjoy skating at The Rinks. With several daily public skating sessions, skate rentals and full-service snack bars, they offer the coolest fun! If you are new to skating, The Rinks offer a variety of Learn-toSkate classes. For kids looking to try hockey, check out the Anaheim Ducks Learn-to-Play Program, which is free to new participants, or the Little Ducks Hockey Program, a developmental hockey program that provides participants with a free set of hockey equipment, as well as on-ice instruction. No matter your age or ability, The Rinks has hockey programs and skating programs for you. For public skating session times and prices, and hockey and skating class information, visit them online or call. Locations: 300 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim; 5555 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach; 3150 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine; 3975 Pixie Ave., Lakewood; 13071 Springdale, Westminster; 23641 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda and 888 Ridge Valley, Irvine. See ad (with free Learn-to-Play Hockey) on this page. More Skating Rinks The following rinks offer skating/hockey classes, clinics, camps and leagues, plus public and specialty skating sessions. Pick-up play, broomball and party packages may be available. Check websites for discounts. Also see East West Ice Palace, and The Rinks in this section.

• East West Ice Palace 11446 Artesia Blvd., Artesia (562) 809-6200, www.eastwesticepalace.com Ice rink offers public skating, skating classes for kids (3+) and adults, freestyle sessions, in-house hockey, hockey classes, youth travel hockey league, adult hockey league, stick time and broomball. Competitive synchronized skating teams and classes also available. A collection of Michelle Kwan memorabilia is 44 kidsguidemagazine.com

Aliso Viejo Ice Palace - 9 Journey, Aliso Viejo. (949) 643-9648. www.avicepalace.com Fountain Valley Roller Skating Center -. 9105 Recreation Circle, Fountain Valley. (714) 847-0022. www.fvsc.com Holiday Roller Skate Center - 175 N. Wayfield St., Orange. (714) 997-5283. www.holidayskate.com

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KHS Ice Arena - 1000 E. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim. (714) 422-1236. www.khsice.com

Paramount Iceland - 8041 Jackson St., Paramount. (562) 633-1171. www.paramounticeland.com Promenade Ice Chalet - 550 Deep Valley Drive #107, Rolling Hills Estates. (310) 541-6630. www.promenadeicechalet.com


Lake Forest Ice Palace - 25821 Atlantic Ocean Drive, Lake Forest. (949) 305-9658. www.lficepalace.com

Locations in Artesia & Ontario

Public Sessions Figure Skating Skating School Private Lessons Fitness Center

Youth Hockey Adult Hockey Broomball Private Ice Rental Party Packages

(562) 809-6200 www.eastwesticepalace.com

Boy Scouts of America Long Beach Sea Base (562) 344-1589, www.longbeachbsa.org/seabase Learn boat handling under power and sail, piloting and navigation, and vessel maintenance. Sailing and paddle craft (canoeing, rowing, kayaking) instruction, plus summer camps (scout members, ages 10-17 only). Huntington Beach Sailing Foundation 3821 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach (562) 592-2186, www.sailhb.org Sailing camps for kids (6+). Learn water safety, boating fundamentals, knot tying and more. • Leeway Sailing Center 5437 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach (562) 570-1719, www.longbeach.gov/park Classes are offered year round for beginner to intermediate, including bay kayaking (10+) and sailing using Sabot (8+), Keelboat and Capri 14 boats (13+). Group, private or semi-private lessons are available. Visit website to register.

Sailing classes (7-13), parent/child lessons (6-13), powerboat instruction (12-16) and sailing camps (7-16). US Rowing www.usrowing.org Resources to find instruction, club, or crew. Yacht Club Sailing Instruction Alamitos Bay Yacht Club - Summer camps and after-school sailing are offered. 7201 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 434-9955. www.abyc. org/junior-home Balboa Yacht Club - Summer sailing camp open to the public. 1801 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. (949) 673-3515, Ext. 133. www.balboayachtclub.com Seal Beach Yacht Club - Summer programs (7-17). 255 Marina Drive, Long Beach. (562) 594-6337. www.slbyc.com Shoreline Yacht Club - Summer classes available. 386 Shoreline Drive South, Long Beach. (562) 435-4093. www.shorelineyachtclub.com

Soccer Associations The following associations offer boys’ and girls’ leagues (3-19), camps, and special-needs programs. American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), (800) 872-2976, www.ayso.org; and California Youth Soccer Association, (714) 778-2972, www.calsouth.com. Soccer Parks Youth leagues and instructional classes. Party packages and camps are often offered: Arena Soccer Parks - Garden Grove and Orange, (888) 273-6248, www.arenasoccerparks.org. Deft Touch Soccer Center - 3842 Catalina St., Los Alamitos, (562) 3547592, www.defttouchindoorsoccer.com. LA Galaxy Soccer Center - Torrance, (888) 576-2237, www. lagalaxysc.com. Momentous Sports Center - Irvine, (714) 389-7900, www.momentoussportscenter. com. Outbreak Soccer Center - Huntington Beach,

Long Beach Junior Crew (562) 431-1644 www.longbeachjuniorcrew.org/home-2 Coed rowing and teams. Summer camps available. Newport Aquatic Center (949) 646-7725, www.newportaquaticcenter.com Paddle, rowing, outrigger, plus Jr. Waterman Academy and Learn-to-Row camps (spring and summer). Kayak and SUP rentals, too. Newport Sea Base 1931 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach (949) 642-5031, www.newportseabase.org Programs for kids (5+) include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, rowing and SUP. OC Sailing and Events Center 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point Harbor (949) 923-2215, www.ocsail.com Sailing, camps, clubs, and specialty programs, plus kayaking and SUP classes, and an Outrigger Canoe Club. OCC Junior Sailing 1801 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach (949) 645-9412, www.occsailing.com KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check with organizer for updated information.

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Sundays. Clinics are followed by fishing trip ($51 for adults; children 12 and under fish free with paid adult ticket). (949) 496-5794. www.danawharf.com

Gourmet Food Prepared Fresh in Front of Your Guests on Antique Style Food Carts. See our ad on page 38 & listing on page 40.

Golf SCPGA Foundation Junior Golf - Competitive playing opportunities, instructional programs and vacation camps, (951) 845-4653, www.scpgajrtour.com Southern California Golf Association - Find courses offering youth programs, (818) 980-3630, www. scga.org/youth-on-course.

Order 2 Carts and Get the 3rd Cart FREE. Call (310) 578-2278 (CART)

(657) 227-7624, www.outbreaksoccercenters. com.US 5 Center - Norwalk, (844) 203-9841, www. us5center.com.

Southern California Tennis Association (310) 208-3838, www.usta.com/southerncalifornia Programs for players (10-18), including teams, clinics and tournaments. Scholarships available. Visit their website to find youth tennis programs and leagues. Table Tennis OC Table Tennis Academy offers lessons, after-school programs, and camps. 16035 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, (909) 223-3419, www.octabletennisacademy. com. USA Table Tennis provides a listing of affiliated table tennis clubs offering training, tournaments, camps, and after-school programs. • Tennis Anyone (909) 625-2060, www.tennisanyone.info Join Tennis Anyone for their annual camps, for kids of all ability levels. Students are grouped with players of their own ability and are taught appropriate skills to take their game to a new level, from beginning to high school prep. Tennis Anyone summer camps are offered in: Arcadia, Brea, Claremont, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Eastvale, Huntington Beach and Yorba Linda. “We’ll see you on the courts!” For more details, see Camps. See ad on page 18.

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) (800) 228-4872, www.spaausports.com Resource to find clubs/teams for a variety of sports, including diving, taekwondo, wrestling and more.

Badminton USA Badminton - Visit the website for local club contacts, www.usabadminton.org. Badminton Center Court - 3699 Industry Ave., Lakewood. (562) 4269299. www.badmintoncentercourt.com Basketball National Junior Basketball offers a boys’ and girls’ basketball program for grades K-12. Visit their website to find a team and tournament circuit that matches your player’s skill. (888) 623-0124, www. njbl.org Curling Orange County club, www.occurling.com. USA Curling provides referrals to curling and wheelchair curling leagues, plus a junior merit program, www. teamusa.org/USA-Curling. Disc Golf Most courses are open daily until sunset; rentals available at some locations. Cerritos, Liberty Park, 9-basket course, (562) 916-8565. Huntington Beach Central Park, 18-basket course, disc rental available, (949) 837-3618. Irvine’s Deerfield Park, 8-basket course, dawn to dusk, Irvine, (949) 724-6725. El Dorado Park West, 18-basket course, (562) 570-3225. La Mirada Regional Park, www.lmdgc.org/d7/course. Fencing The following locations offer youth fencing classes and competition. Many offer vacation camps. Anaheim Hills Fencers Club, Anaheim Hills, (714) 996-8880, www.anaheimhillsfencers.com. Gryphon Fencing and Fitness Studio, Placentia, (714) 5191343, www.gryphonfencing.com. Golubitsky Fencing Center, Tustin, (714) 599-3687, www.gfc-world. com. Laguna Fencing Center, Laguna Hills, (949) 215-4112, www.lagunafencing.com. Orange County Fencing Academy, Irvine, (949) 445-4321, www. ocfencing.net. South Coast Fencing Center, Santa Ana, (714) 549-2946, www.southcoastfencing.com. Fishing Dana Wharf Sportfishing Programs - After-school fishing, summer camps, club, and free fishing clinics on


Limit 1 per student • Exp 9/30/20

See our ad on page 31; listing on page 28. 46 kidsguidemagazine.com

Lacrosse Beach Cities Youth Lacrosse - Boys and girls (7-18) club serving Long Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, Cypress and surrounding areas. Team camps, clinics, pick-up games and lessons are offered, www.bcylax.com. US Lacrosse is another resource to find teams, leagues, and resources for parents, www.uslacrosse.org. • Martial Arts at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach LIVE 3287 Industry Drive, Signal Hill (562) 986-0066, www.mygym.com/longbeach In-gym karate classes are scheduled to reopen soon. When they reopen, they will be running 30-minute classes, while complying with all CDC guidelines. In the event they need to close, they will offer 30-minute virtual online karate classes. With a Master level karate instructor on staff, students ages 4-13 strive for different belt levels, they learn about goal setting and the discipline needed to reach them. My Gym Ninja Training (ages 5-10) focuses on developing strength, stamina, and agility in relays, conditioning exercises, games, team-building, and obstacle courses that change every week. Visit the website for more information. See ad on page 41. Rock Climbing Indoor climbing facilities that offer classes, camps and parties. Cal State Fullerton’s Rockwall, (657) 2787529, www.asi.fullerton.edu/src/rockwall.asp. Hangar 18, Mission Viejo, (949) 454-8043; San Clemente, (949) 388-0480; and Signal Hill, (562) 981-3200, www.climbhangar18.com. Long Beach Rising, (562) 612-3008, www.longbeachrising.com. Rockcity Climbing Center, Anaheim, (714) 777-4884, www. rockcityclimbing.com. Rockreation Sport Climbing Center, Costa Mesa, (714) 556-7625, www. rockreation.com. Sender One Climbing and Sender City, Santa Ana, (714) 881-3456; and Los Angeles, (213) 279-2000, www.sender.one. Thrill It Fun Center, Orange, (714) 937-1600, www.thrillit.com. Rugby Find youth rugby clubs in LA and Orange counties through SoCal Youth Rugby at www.socalyouth.rugby.


Long Beach & Bellflower Locations (562) 426-6264

Jump Rope USA Jump Rope - Find camps, workshops and clinics on their website, www.usajumprope.org.

$50 OFF Registration New Students Only

Volleyball Teams for boys and girls (7+) are offered through: California Beach Volleyball Association, www.cbva. com; So. California Volleyball Association, (714) 917-3595, www.scvavolleyball.org; and US Youth Volleyball League, (888) 988-7985, www.USYVL.org. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check with organizer for updated information.


EMERGENCY RESOURCES CALL 911 FOR LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES HELP LINES & HOTLINES Suicide Prevention Lifeline  Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth  LGBTQ Youth Talkline  Nat. Domestic Violence Hotline  Nat. Eating Disorder Helpline  Nat. Teen Dating Abuse Hotline  Nat. Substance Abuse Helpline 

(800) 273-8255 (866) 488-7386 (800) 246-7743 (800) 799-7233 (800) 931-2237 (866) 331-9474 (800) 662-4357

211 LA and Orange Counties211 Call for referrals to health and human services. www.211la.org, www.211oc.org California Youth Crisis Line  (800) 843-5200 24-hour, call or text. www.calyouth.org/cycl National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453 Text or call. Prevention, intervention and treatment programs. www.childhelp.org Children of the Night  (800) 551-1300 Intervention for children affected by sexual exploitation, prostitution or pornography. 24-hour hotline. www.childrenofthenight.org For The Child (562) 422-8472 Prevention of and treatment for child abuse victims and their families. www.forthechild.org Hoag Hospital Baby Line (949) 764-2229 Questions answered about baby care. www.hoag.org LA County DCFS (800) 540-4000 Child Protection hotline. www.dcfs.lacounty.gov OC Social Services Agency (800) 207-4464 24-hour hotline. www.ssa.ocgov.com/abuse RAINN (800) 656-4673 Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network 24-hour hotline. www.rainn.org Safely Surrendered Baby (877) 222-9723 Hotline for information and locations of safe surrender sites. www.babysafe.ca.gov Stand Up for Kids Orange County (714) 356-5437 Resources and support for homeless youth (12-24). www.standupforkids.org/orangecounty

COUNSELING & SERVICES Al-Anon Family Groups (888) 425-2666 Support groups and referrals for families and children of alcoholics. www.al-anon.org

Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos (562) 594-6825 Counseling and classes for teens and parents. www.casayouthshelter.org Child Abuse Prevention Center  (714) 543-4333 In-home visitations, crisis stabilization, and outreach programs. Based in OC. www.brightfutures4kids.org Community Family Guidance Center (562) 924-5526 Mental health services for underserved children (021) and their family. Serving Southeast LA County. www.cfgcenter.com First 5 Los Angeles and Orange County Resources and parenting tips for kids under age 5. LA: (213) 482-5902, www.first5la.org. OC: (714) 834-5310, www.occhildrenandfamilies.com. Health Line Youth Counseling (562) 273-0722 Youth/family counseling. Sliding scale. www.hycinc.org Interval House (562) 594-4555, (714) 891-8121 Counseling and education for victims of domestic violence. www.intervalhouse.org JADE (949) 303-9016 Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Education. Plus Decisions Legal Awareness Program for adolescents (12-17) to help understand impact of criminal behavior and poor decisions. www.calyouthservices.org/jade Jewish Federation and Family Services Support and emergency referrals for Jewish community. Long Beach: (562) 427-7916, www.jfcslongbeach.org. OC: (949) 435-3484,www.jewishorangecounty.org. Magnolia Park Family Resource Center (714) 530-7413 Counseling, case management, and parenting education. www.tinyurl.com/mpfamily Mariposa Women and Family Center Counseling, mental health, drug/alcohol support, domestic violence, workshops and professional training for women. Orange: (714) 547-6494. San Juan Capistrano: (949) 429-6888. www.mariposacenter.org • Orange County Department of Child Support Services 1055 N. Main St., Santa Ana (866) 901-3212, www.css.ocgov.com Professional, cost-effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children, including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, and account maintenance. For more information, see Parent Education and Support Groups. See ad on page 35.

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Straight Talk Clinic Affordable counseling for Santa Ana and La Mirada community. Santa Ana: (714) 828-2000. La Mirada: (562) 943-0195. www.traighttalkcounseling.org The Guidance Center Comprehensive mental health treatment for disadvantaged children (0-18). Long Beach: (562) 5951159. Compton: (310) 669-9510. San Pedro: (310) 8333135. www.tgclb.org WomenShelter of Long Beach (562) 437-4663 Free supportive services to youth victims of domestic violence. www.womenshelterlb.org

SHELTERS YOUTH/TEEN SHELTERS Casa Youth Shelter  Children of the Night  Mary’s Path (pregnant teens) Waymakers Huntington Beach Waymakers Laguna Beach Waymakers Tustin Laurel House for Teen Girls

(800) 914-2272 (800) 551-1300 (714) 730-0930 (949) 250-0488 (949) 494-4311 (714) 714-0780 (714) 832-0207

FAMILY SHELTERS 1736 Family Crisis Center Gilchrist House Human Options Interval House  Laura’s House  OC Gateway to Housing WomenShelter of Long Beach

(562) 388-7652 (949) 492-8477 (877) 854-3594 (562) 594-4555 (866) 498-1511 (949) 631-7213 (562) 437-4663

MISSING/RUNAWAY Help, information, referrals and message-relay services for runaways, abducted children and/or their parents. Also visit www.amberalert.gov. CA Missing Children Clearinghouse (800) 222-3463, www.tinyurl.com/caclearinghouse National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (800) 843-5678 (THE LOST) www.missingkids.com National Runaway Safeline (800) 786-2929 www.1800runaway.org

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Fan. Sponge. Shadow. The letter ‘e’. There are no stairs–it’s a one-story house.

Can you figure out what bright idea our friend has for this summer?

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