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July Newsletter 2022

Mission Viejo's Summer Concert Series

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Enjoy an evening filled with music, food and fun for all ages on July 15, 29 and August 13 on the Village Green, 24932 Veterans Way. Concertgoers can bring low-back chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. 

On Friday, July 15, Family Style will get you on your feet for a funky good time from 6-8 pm. The popular band will perform music from Stevie Wonder, Prince, James Brown, David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Santana.

Then on Friday, July 29, Common Sense will take center stage from 6-8 pm. Taking reggae-rock influences to create its own style, the band’s music bridges the gap between reggae, rock, pop, funk, and soul.  

Rounding out the series on Saturday, August 13 is the Pacific Symphony Orchestra at 7 pm. Arrive early to enjoy the Prelude in the Park  before savoring music under the stars with renowned Music Director Carl St.Clair.  Watch for surprises throughout the evening and enjoy all things “Extreme.”  The event is from 4-8:30 pm.

For more information on these concerts and other summer events, visit the events webpage.

Fitness and fun for 50+


Join our exciting summer fitness classes at the Norman P. Murray Center. These unique classes will keep your body moving while having fun whether you are a beginner or looking for a challenge. 

Line Dancing
This weekly class will break down dance moves step by step and offers tons of fun!  The Beginner Line Dancing class is perfect for people new to line dancing, while the Intermediate Line Dancing class is ideal for folks interested in a challenge.  Classes are held each Wednesday. The drop-in rate is $10.

Social Ballroom & Latin Dancing
Learn dances such as the Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Country Western two-step and more!  Certified instructors make learning the dances fun and easy.  Classes are held on Thursday. The drop-in rate is $10.

Senior Boxing
Boxing is the ultimate full-body workout that strengthens the entire body and will help you increase energy level, improve balance and coordination, gain strength, and increase metabolism.  Classes are held on Tuesday. The drop-in rate is $12.

Senior Strength & Conditioning
Build muscle through specialized weight training, band exercises and body weight movement. Incorporating a cardio circuit, HIIT training and seated focused strength exercises to improve balance, posture and muscle performance. All levels are welcome.  Classes is held on Thursday. The drop-in rate is $12. 

Yoga on a Chair for Every-BODY!
Learn simple breathing and meditation methods and improve your immune system with gentle stretching and strengthening in modified yoga poses while comfortably seated.  Classes are held on Friday. The drop-in rate is $12.


Summer Patio Rentals - booking now at Felipe


The Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center boasts a wonderful outdoor patio with market lights, flexible seating for groups of 70-80 people, and it includes a shaded and furnished gazebo. Surrounded by lush landscaping, sand volleyball courts, and an open grass area, Felipe is an idyllic location for your next special event. 

Whether you are looking to host a birthday party with a bounce house for kids, an outdoor reception under the market lights, baby shower or gender reveal, staff members at the Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center are ready to assist you at an affordable rate. View our Facility Rental Sheet for more information. Decoration packages start at $150 to add that wow factor to your rental.

The Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center is located at 27171 Nogal. To inquire about availability, contact 949-859-434, ext. 5722 or abassett@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Junior Tennis Summer Programs

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Get ready to hit the courts! We still have four weeks (July 5 - 7; July 11 - 14; July 18 - 21; and July 25 – 28)  of Jr. Tennis Summer Camp with Coach Ryan Hill at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion, located at 27474 Casta Del Sol. Beginning and Intermediate students will have an opportunity to work on  technique and skill development in small instructor-to-student groups that allow for kids to learn and progress while having fun. Camp runs 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Hot lunch is provided daily along with a pre-packaged snack. Students should bring a water bottle and tennis racket to camp. For more information, call 949-859-4348, option 4. 

Looking for social play youth tennis mixers this summer? Look no further than the Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center located at 27161 Nogal. Enjoy pro-led games and guided open match play with music, snacks, and tons of fun. All levels welcome, and at $15 a player, it’s sure to be a blast. Our High School night for ages 14 -18 takes place on July 15, with Middle School night for ages 11-14 following on August 5. The fun is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 


Sports Summer Camps


Keep your kids active while having fun outside! They can build on growing skills or try something new. The following sports summer camps have something for everyone. To view a full list of summer camps or to register, visit https://cityofmissionviejo.org/register

Mini-Hawk Camp
For ages 4-6, this camp was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics.  Soccer, baseball, and basketball are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with encouragement and fun.  Camp takes place the week of July 25.  Cost is $185.

Basketball Camp
For ages 7-12, this camp is designed for beginning to intermediate players. Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. Camp takes place the week of July 11. Cost is $185. 

Volleyball Camp
For ages 7-12, this camp will teach the aspects of volleyball through drills and exercises that focus on bumping, setting, spiking, hitting, and serving. Camp takes place the week of July 25. Cost is $185.

LA Galaxy Soccer Camp
The City of Mission Viejo is excited to bring LA Galaxy Soccer Camp to our famous World Cup Soccer Fields! LA Galaxy provides a platform for players ages 6-16 and all levels of ability to play soccer in a challenging and exciting environment. A professional USSF-certified youth coaching staff provides a unique atmosphere for all players to receive the highest coaching instruction while enjoying the game of soccer. This year’s camp takes place Monday through Thursday from 9 am to noon July 18-21. Registration for this camp is $215 per child and includes a water bottle, T-shirt and sack pack. To register, visit https://youth.lagalaxy.com/development-camps.


Join the Junior Lifeguards at the Sierra Recreation Center


Are you ready to learn to how to act and respond at the pool? Taught by certified lifeguards in a fun environment, the Junior Lifeguard program at the Sierra Recreation Center is for youth aged 11-14. Participants will build a foundation of knowledge and skills for future lifeguard employment focused on water safety, drowning prevention, and skills for helping others in the water.  Programs take place on Tuesdays July 5 – Aug. 2 or Thursdays July 7 – Aug. 4 from 9 am – 3:30 pm. 


Now hiring lifeguards


The City of Mission Viejo is hiring lifeguards for the Montanoso Recreation Center (25800 Montanoso Drive) and Sierra Recreation Center (26887 Recodo Lane). Starting at $17.50 per hour with bonuses of up to $350 per year for working peak seasons, lifeguards keep our centers safe and share in the summer fun. Enjoy a rewarding, fun job all year long. Uniforms are included, and employees receive a free recreation center membership. If you want to work year-round with flexible schedules for school or for a fun retirement job, we want you!  Apply today at https://cityofmissionviejo.org/jobs

Mission Viejo Kids Factory

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Do your kids enjoy crafts, games, sports, themed events, and simply having F-U-N?  Then register today for Kids Factory, which is returning for the 2022/23 school year.   

A popular drop-in recreation program sponsored by the City of Mission Viejo, Kids Factory caters to elementary school children in grades K-6.   
Kids Factory is $860 for the entire school year and is offered at every Saddleback Valley Unified School District and Capistrano Valley Unified School District elementary school in Mission Viejo. 

There is also still time to register for Summer Kids Factory.  Just $75 per week, the program is offered during the morning and afternoon at a variety of Mission Viejo locations.  

For more information or to register, call 949-460-2777 or visit communityservices.svusd.org.