General Information

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What is Camp Newport?

Camp Newport is a collection of week long camps that the City of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Department hosts each summer, as well as key weeks during the year such as winter break, ski week, and spring break. The Recreation & Senior Services Department works throughout the year to find and maintain a list of qualified contract instructors who offer a diverse range of camps across the City.

Where is Camp Newport held?

Camp Newport is a collection of week long camps that the City of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Department hosts each summer throughout the City at parks, beaches, and Community Centers. There are 4 staffed facilities you can register for camps (City Hall, Community Youth Center, Marina Park, and Newport Coast Community Center). Some camps may also be hosted at approved Newport-Mesa Unified School District sites.

For a complete list of the parks and facilities distributed throughout the City, please click here. The maps on the Camp Locations tab are also available to to help you distinguish specific locations within some of our larger parks or facilities. If you ever have questions about where exactly your camp is located, please call us at 949-644-3151.

Refund & Transfer Policy  

For Contracted Summer Camps:

  • $10 refund fee for camps $74 and under before camp begins.
  • $20 refund fee for camps $75 and above before camp begins.
  • Once a camp has begun, a refund fee equivalent to one day of camp will be charged.
  • No refunds once the 2nd day of camp has begun.

For City operated Summer Day Camp and Pint-Size Camp:

  • No transfers will be allowed with 6 days or less.
  • $25 per camp administration fee will apply within 7 days or more notice. (Monday and before start of camp)
  • $50 per camp administration fee will apply with 6 days or less notice. (Tuesday and later before camp starts).
  • No refunds will be given once City operated camps have begun.

Camp Newport Early Bird Discounts

  • Transfers between different weeks of the same camp will honor the Early Bird Discount after the deadline has passed. Must be the same camp led by the same Contract Instructor.
  • Any other transfers requested after the Early Bird Discount deadline will not reflect a discount.

What to Bring to Camp

A list of specialized items to bring will be listed on your receipt after your transaction. The information below will help guide you on some basics that are required for all camps. You're encouraged to reach out to your instructor found on the Contact Us tab if you have any questions about specific camp needs or are seeking recommendations.

Half Day Camps (less than 4 hours)

Full Day Camps (4 hours or more)

A labeled snack and water Two labeled snacks, lunch, and water

Outdoor Camps

Water Camps

Items listed above (depending on camp length) + a backpack, sunscreen, comfortable clothing, a hat, tennis shoes, and a sweatshirt/jacket. Items listed above (depending on camp length) + a backpack, sunscreen, comfortable clothing, bathing suit, change of clothes, a hat, tennis shoes, and a sweatshirt/jacket.


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FIND YOUR CAMP Explore what the City of Newport Beach has to offer this summer. Click on the map to search for your Summer Camp by location.