LAEF Offering On-Campus Camps and Virtual Classes

Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is very excited to bring its fall programming to Los Al schools and online starting at the end of September!  Although LAEF’s After School Programs will look a little different this year, students will recognize many of the same LAEF teachers and classes they have grown to know and love over the years!  Both On-Campus Camps and Virtual Classes will be available to families this Fall.

On-campus Camps will run in two 5-week sessions.  Session 1 is September 28 through October 29 and Session 2 is November 9 through December 17.  Camps will meet twice weekly, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, for two hours and begin 10 minutes after school concludes.  Camp cohorts will consist of 10-14 kids and will take place primarily outdoors.  Camps include Skateboarding, Lego Engineering, Acting, Chess, Breakdance, Science, Food Exploration, a variety of sports and more!  Camp offerings vary by school and all school flyers can be found at   All in-person camps are aligned to the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Day Camps guidelines.

Virtual enrichment class options will also be available.  Virtual classes will run for 11 weeks from September 28 through December 18.  Virtual classes will meet one time per week for 50 minutes at either 3pm or 4pm, with class sizes of 10-30 students.  LAEF is proud to offer all of its FREE World Language classes for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade virtually this fall.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to choose from our fee-based virtual 3D Design & Modeling, Musical Theater, Art Exploration and Game Builders classes.

“We welcome all Los Al kids to enroll in any of our classes and camps.  You do not need to be on the “traditional” track to attend the on-campus camps.  You do not need to be enrolled in “LosAl@Home” to attend our virtual classes.  Families are invited to participate in any program that interests their child and suits the needs of their family,” says LAEF Executive Director Carrie Logue.

Registration is now open for Session 1 Camps and Virtual Classes at   You can find school flyers, class descriptions, teacher bios, and COVID guidelines on the website.   Early bird registration and pricing ends on September 21.     Multi-class discounts are available for individual students or families.  Fee waiver scholarships are available for families in need on a limited basis and LAEF will accept scholarship applications through September 21.

LAEF looks forward to welcoming students back on-campus and online this fall for enrichment opportunities.

LAEF’s First Virtual Summer Enrichment Institute is a Success

(Los Alamitos, CA) Each year, LAEF’s Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI) is an essential part of summer for Los Al parents and students alike, offering fun and educational learning opportunities for students in grades TK-8, and a much-needed break for their parents. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, LAEF launched this indispensable program virtually and with great success!

LAEF’s first session of Virtual SEI was launched on June 8 and Session 2 began on June 22, offering over 46 fun and academic enrichment classes to nearly 600 students. Session 2 wraps up on July 2.

“I’m so impressed with our teachers, parents, students and staff,” stated LAEF Programs Manager, Mike Kahn.  “Teaching, sharing and learning virtually posed some challenges in the beginning, but everyone embraced the new format and, as a result, the kids had a great time learning and parents were still able to enjoy a nice break.”

Typically, on the last day of each session, family and friends are invited to join their child’s class so the students can share their final projects and presentations with them. On June 19th, the final day of Session one, parents and friends joined the virtual classrooms to enjoy watching their children’s presentations. Parents and teachers alike shared fun photos and videos of their kid’s projects throughout the session with LAEF staff, who created a highlight video that can be viewed on the LAEF website at:

LAEF’s Summer Enrichment Institute is Going Virtual!

Students having fun learning in the Summer 2019 Jumpstart Kindergarten class.

In these unprecedented times, many summer options for kids cannot operate.  Fortunately, the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) will still provide the 11th annual Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI) virtually!  Fun and academic enrichment classes will be offered online offering valuable classes to students in grades TK-8 in two summer sessions (June 8-19 and June 22-July 2).

Classes run for 75 minutes and begin at 9:00am, 10:45am and 1:00pm.  Small class sizes of 8 to 30 students, taught by credentialed teachers via Google Classroom, provide a great learning environment, help students make up for lost learning time this semester and help them avoid summer learning loss.  Elementary classes include Jumpstart for TK-5th grade, Spanish, rocketry, life science, writing, STEAM, voice & movement, kickboxing, gymnastics, art, and more.  Teachers are developing class kits with curriculum and supplies, which will be available for pick-up before the session begins.

For middle school students, 10:00 and 1:00 classes are offered virtually and include drawing & painting, law & criminal investigations, preparing for high school science, music enrichment and public speaking/debate.  LAEF is also offering two online opportunities for high school students: preparing for the college essay and health.

LAEF is offering multi-class discounts. Purchase your first class, then receive 10% off the second class and 15% off any class thereafter. The discount can be applied to the family or individual student, and is applied to LAEF’s Summer Enrichment Institute only.

Registration is now open at and flyers with all of the details are available at  Scholarships are available on a limited basis.  Early bird reduced-fee registration is available through Friday, May 22.