5 Fun After School Programs In Orange County

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5 Fun After School Programs In Orange County


Almost every parent faces the challenge of how to keep the kids occupied in the hours between school letting out and dinner. Keeping my kids busy not only keeps them off endless hours of screen time, but it keeps them in shape, helps them sleep better, gives them a healthy appetite and keeps them out of trouble. Here are 5 after school programs in Orange County to consider:


Music Vault Academy
25255 Cabot Rd #100
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 257-2744

For those wanting to get their kids involved in the music scene, The Music Vault Academy is the best place to be! This modern facility focuses on high quality education for all ages by creating a community environment where musicians can thrive through learning, performing and recording their achievements. Students can choose from a range of different programs offered at the academy. They offer private lessons, group lessons, classes, bands and ensembles. Students can take the next step in their musical proficiency by joining a band and producing their own single. With a large stage,  and a professional lighting and sound system it’s easy for your child to shine! Something else unique that the Music Vault offers, is electronic dance music production lessons. All instructors have many years of teaching, playing and performing experience; with most being graduates of, and having master degrees from, some of the best music conservatories and universities in the country.


French Junior Tennis
Soka University, 1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 357-8441

Tennis is such a great sport to get kids involved in. It’s social, it’s fun and it is great for families to play together. French Junior Tennis is a performance based player development program located in Aliso Viejo, CA. They utilize the French teaching method which focuses on a strong technical base for players as young as 4 years old. Good footwork, optimal strategy, physical and mental development are a few things they emphasize on. One of the biggest draws of this program is the small student to teacher ratio that helps accelerates the progression of each student giving them the attention you desire and they deserve.


Lockhart Karate Academy
27792 Aliso Creek Road, Suite B110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 425-8505

Succeed in life with Karate. At Lockhart Karate Academy kids learn  patience, respect, focus, agility, flexibility, core balance, and self confidence. Master Lockhart has been training in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan for over 30 years. He is a certified Master Instructor, holds a Degree in Psychology from UC Irvine and has been teaching Martial Arts and Self-Defense classes for the local school districts since 1996. Master Lockhart is a multi-time National Champion who has trained thousands of students to become stronger and more focused people.


Gators Swim Club
Laguna Hills, San Juan Capistrano and Ladera Ranch

The Gators Swim Club is primarily a competitive swim team.  Swimming advances good health and healthy habits while swimmers acquire a lifetime sport/recreational activity. Swimmers learn to work hard and persevere, and gain confidence as they see their efforts pay off. Competitive swimmers cope with success and disappointment regularly, sometimes all in a day, teaching them self-control and mental tenacity. There are also many opportunities to practice being a team player, to make friends, and have fun. At the Gators Swim Club.


Brain Builders Educational Programs 
27601 Forbes Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(714) 360-1101

Have fun and get smart with brain builders. As there are many choices in after school programs, brain builders stands out with Goal Setting – Creating goals that students can achieve, Teaching Concepts (i.e. science, math, logic, critical thinking) – Teaching students concepts that they can apply to achieve their goals, and Creating an Interactive Environment – Providing students with a hands-on environment where they can tangibly accomplish their goals. If your child loves Lego’s this is the program for them!

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3 thoughts on “5 Fun After School Programs In Orange County”

  1. Hi Melodi,
    Thanks for writing about us in this article! We love what you are doing with your site and providing parents with a central place to find out more about the things around them!
    Brain Builders Ed

  2. I love the idea of incorporating some of these more physically oriented courses into an after school program. I danced a ton while I was growing up, but I always wanted to try something like Karate. I thought it would be a lot of fun, so I can see why others would want to do the same thing. I think adding recreation into a student’s life is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!


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