The following list is a selection of summer programs for children; it is not a complete list of activities in Orange County. For many of the programs, class schedules, fees and other requirements are still taking shape. Interested parents should call to obtain definitive information.
RANCHO SANTIAGO COLLEGE 17th and Bristol streets, Santa Ana (714) 667-3097 College for Kids includes an array of classes for children ranging from ages 6 and older.
Wheelchair Tennis For Youth Beginners who want to the learn the basics of tennis. Must bring your own racquet. Fee: $20 Ages: 8-15 When: Thursdays, June 8-29 and July 27-Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m.
Prettier By The Minute Designed for girls to learn hair care, make-up skills, nail care, skin care, wardrobe planning, diet and exercise information. Fee: $35 When: Saturdays, June 24 and July 8, 9 a.m.-Noon
Shapedown Weight management program for adolescents developed by the Department of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. Fee: $150 When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 10-Aug. 4, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Memory Power and Study Skills This fast-moving course will show kids how to improve spelling, math and note-taking skills and how to remember what they read, see and hear. Fee: $30 Ages: 9-14 When: Mondays, June 26-July 10, 4-6 p.m.
Pee Wee Memory Power This class lays foundation for child's development of study and memory skills. Teaches kids how to learn, tools for school success and how to develop a favorite learning style. Fee: $30 Ages: 6-8 When: Mondays, June 26-July 10, 2-3 p.m.
Typing for Kids Students learn basic skills in order to build speed by continued practice for any type of keyboard. Fee: $25 Ages: Beginners When: Monday-Thursday, June 5-15 and July 10-20, 1-3 p.m.
Intermediate Typing for Kids Advanced work for those who already know basic keyboard skills. Fee: $25 When: Monday-Thursday, June 19-29 and July 24-Aug. 3, 1-3 p.m.
Social Savvy: Manners for the Modern Child Teaches simple rules of etiquette so children can overcome awkward, insecure moments and feel more self-confident in social settings. Fee: $18 Ages: 8-11 When: Wednesday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.-Noon.
Social Savvy: Manners for the Modern Child Topics to be covered are: dining etiquette, introduction rules, dating guidelines and dining out. Fee: $18 Ages: 12-17 When: Wednesday, June 28, 1-3:30 p.m.
Junior Zoo Camp Exploration of the animal world at the Santa Ana Zoo. Tuition includes daily round trip, chaperoned bus transportation from the college to the zoo, zoo T-shirt, notebook and daily nutritious snack. Fee: $60 Ages: 6 and 7 When: Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Junior Zoo Camp I A fun and educational summer experience with laboratory activities in the zoo's new education facility, zookeeping opportunities, field trip, games and other exotic events. Tuition includes daily round trip, chaperoned bus transportation from the college to the Santa Ana Zoo, T-shirt, zoology notebook, field trip and science lab materials. Fee: $115 Ages: 8-12 When: June 19-23; Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8:15 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Animal Training in Zoos & Aquariums Designed for students who are interested in exotic animals. This course focuses on the principles of operant conditioning in which desired behaviors are followed by reward. Tuition includes daily, round trip chaperoned bus transportation from the college to the Santa Ana Zoo. Fee: $60 Ages: Junior high school When: Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sea Adventure Camp Learn about ocean environment. Activities include tide pool explorations, two days of snorkeling and an afternoon voyage aboard the Orange County Marine Institute's floating laboratory. Lunch, swimsuit and towel are needed daily. Fee: $128 Ages: 9-12 When: Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Traveling Sea Camp This is an advanced sea adventure camp. Camp is highlighted with a one-day trip to San Diego's Sea World and Hubb's Sea World Research Institute. Lunch, swimsuit and towel are needed daily. Fee: $143 Ages: 10-14 When: Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Math Basics I Course is designed to help kids having problems with adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing whole numbers. Class is limited to 10 students, so each student has maximum time with the instructor. Students given diagnostic tests at the first meeting. Fee: $48 plus $8 materials fee at door Ages: entering 3rd grade and up When: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 26-Aug. 4, 4-5 p.m. (no class on July 4)
Math Basics II This course is designed to make fractions, decimals and percents understandable for the young student. Students must have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics. Entrance test given the first day. Students must work at home as well as in class. Fee: $48 plus $8 materials fee at door When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27-Aug. 3, 5-6 p.m. (no class July 4)