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SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS | SUMMER FESTIVAL GUIDE

June 1, 2006

 

HUMBOLDT COUNTY has a wealth of organized summer activities for children. This is just a survey of what's available. For more information, contact your school, church or pick up a copy of the Humboldt Kid's Digest at a branch of the Humboldt County Library, the Eureka Chamber of Commerce or county agencies.

Most of these activities require pre-registration so don't delay. Scholarships are available for many programs. Call for details.

General & Multiple Activity Programs
Visual & Performing Arts
Nature & Science
Sports, Athletics & Adventure

general &
multiple activity programs

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE REDWOODS
Description: Club House, a drop-in program with arts & crafts, recreation, cooking, field trips. Supervised by staff. Free lunch noon-1 p.m.
Ages: 6-12.
When: Summer hours noon-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.,
June 19- Aug. 30.
Where: 3117 Prospect Ave., Eureka.
Cost: $15 to join for the year.
Contact: 442-9142.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB TEEN CENTER
Description: Drop-in & organized activities. Weight room, computer room, tech center, ken-po karate studio, stage & kitchen. Clubs, classes, service projects, outdoor activities.
Ages: Grades 6-12.
When: Call for hours.
Where: 3015 J St., Eureka.
Cost: Call for membership fee.
Contact: 444-0184.

CAMP FIRE BOYS & GIRLS
Description: Camp Fire Pal Camp, eight one-week day camp sessions offering a variety of camp activities including arts & crafts, games & outdoor skill building.
Ages: 5-12.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 26-Aug. 18.
Where: Freshwater.
Cost: $130 per session.
Contact: Camp Fire Office, 443-8019.

REDWOOD COAST INSTITUTE TEEN ADVENTURE WEEK
Description: Options include rock climbing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, mountaineering, hiking, boogie boarding & swimming.
When: June 19-23. Call for specific times.
Where: Location varies.
Cost: $345.
Contact: Ashley or Brian, 498-8487.

CAMP RYAN
Description: Sports, games, arts & crafts, drama, field trips, special events.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 19-Aug. 11.
Where: Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J. St., Eureka.
Cost: Half days $60/week, full days $80/week.
Contact: 268-1858.

NORTH STAR QUEST CAMP
Description: A safe place for adolescent girls to start a quest to discover who they are & explore issues & pressures they face in our culture.
Ages: Grades 6-8.
When: Overnight camp from 3:00 p.m. July 30 to noon Aug. 3.
Where: Mattole Camp & Retreat Center,
36841 Mattole Road, Petrolia.
Cost: $300. Scholarships available.
Contact: 826-1444.

NORTH COAST PRESBYTERIAN PARISH KIDS CAMP
Description: Overnight camp includes river swimming, arts & crafts & other fun activities.
Ages: 7-12.
When: Overnight July 23-29.
Where: Mattole Camp & Retreat Center,
36841 Mattole Road, Petrolia.
Cost: $235, limited scholarships available.
Contact: Debbie, 733-5023.

TRIUMPHANT LIFE CAMP
Description: Five weeks of summer camps include hiking, paintball, high/low ropes course, Frisbee golf, crafts, basketball, baseball, volleyball, large group games, speakers, nature trail & campfires.
Ages: Grades 4-12 depending on camp.
When: 4 p.m. Sun. to 6 p.m. Fri. Five camps from July 2-Aug. 4.
Where: Triumphant Life Camp on Highway 36, 10 miles beyond Bridgeville.
Cost: $225. $200 if paid in full by May 26.
Contact: 445-2267.
Website: www.triumphanlifecamp.com

CAMP ROSS
Description: Sports, games, arts & crafts, drama, field trips, special events.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 19-Aug.11.
Where: Ross Park, 11th & M sts. Eureka.
Cost: Free.
Contact: 268-1858.

REDWOOD & RIVERS KIDS CAMP
Description: River activities supervised by trained, certified instructors. Five days of rafting & structured activities focusing on teamwork, leadership, outdoor skills & wilderness safety.
Ages: 11-17.
When: July 10-14.
Where: Call for more information.
Cost: $450 includes all meals, equipment, camping & river fees.
Contact: 1-800-429-0090.

LOST COAST CAMP
Description: Ropes challenge course, cooperative games, swimming & backpacking. Arts & crafts time. Teaches self-esteem, independence & group living skills. Also, a weeklong backpacking trip for teens.
Ages: 8-15 depending on the session.
When: Performing Arts Camp: (ages 11-14) July 15-22; Teen Hike & Raft Trip: (ages 14-16) July 23-30; Junior Day Camp: (ages 5-7) July 8-12, Ranch & Wild Camp (ages 8-11) July 5-12.
Where: Petrolia. Pickups available in northern & southern Humboldt.
Cost: $500 per session. Many scholarships available.
Contact: Josie, 629-3547
Website: www.lostcoastcamp.org

ARCATA RECREATION DIVISION
Description: Numerous classes & camps including gymnastics, exercise classes, drop-in sports, art & cooking.
Ages: Toddlers to teens, depending on program.
When, where, cost: Varies according to program.
Contact: 822-7091.
Website: www.arcataparksandrec.com

REDWOOD PARK DAY CAMP
Description: Real life skills in socialization, leadership & teamwork. Explore nature, art & cooperative learning. Trained leaders work on a 10-to-1 ratio with kids. Games, arts, cooking & field trips. A different camp theme each week.
Ages: 5-12.
When: Full day 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or half day 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 19-Aug. 18.
Where: Redwood Park Lodge.
Cost: Sign up by the week. Full day $100/$118 nonresident, half-day $69/$81 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: arcataparksandrec.com

FORTUNA PARKS & RECREATION
Description: Skating, movies, water day, field trips, games & arts & crafts.
Ages: Grades 1-8. Kiddie Kamp for ages 4-graduating kindergartners.
When: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 19-Aug. 25.
Where: Rohner Park, Fortuna
Cost: $80/week, $20/day, $13/half day. Discounts for multiple sessions, siblings.
Contact: 725-7576.

BLUE LAKE RECREATION
Description: Summer day camp includes arts & crafts, sports, games, dance, theater, cooking, roller skating & field trips.
Ages: 5-13.
When: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 19-
Aug. 4. Extended care available: 8-9:30 a.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m. Additional charges apply.
Where: Prasch Hall, Perigot Park, Blue Lake.
Cost: $65 weekly, $200 for seven weeks.
Contact: 668-5932.

EUREKA RECREATION
Description: Weeklong summer day camp includes games, arts & crafts, sports, music, drama, science & field trips. Must pre-register. No drop-ins.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Adorni Center, Eureka.
Cost: $60/half day, $80/full. Scholarships available. Registration begins June 5.
Contact: 441-4241.

McKINLEYVILLE PARKS & RECREATION
Description: Kids Camp & Tween Camp includes sports, games, arts, crafts, cooking, drama & more. Nine one-week sessions offered.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Extended hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19-Aug. 18.
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Cost: Full-day week $90, half-day week $50; daily full day $20, daily half day $12.
Contact: 839-9003.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
Description: Theme: "Paws, Claws, Scales & Tales." Summer reading programs. Children read books or listen, moving along a game board visiting animal habitats around the world.
Ages: Open.
When: Programs begin mid-June. Story & craft programs every Wednesday in Eureka & at some other locations.
Where: All county library branches.
Cost: Free.
Contact: JoAnne Bauer, Main Branch, 269-1910.

MANILA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
Description: Arts & crafts, sports, field trips, swimming, nature activities, gardening & trips to the beach. Backpacking trips, day camps, surf camp. Also barbecues, sand sculpture contest & a children's fair.
Ages: 5-18.
When: Call for dates & times.
Where: Three sites: Manila Park/Manila Community Center, Samoa Park & Fairhaven.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 445-3309.

MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER
Description: Summer restaurant skills internship program. Learn art of food preparation & presentation in this five-week program.
Ages: 13-19.
When: 12-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. June 26- July 27.
Where: South Fork High School Career Center. Register ASAP.
Cost: Call for details.
Contact: Tom, 943-3144.

SALVATION ARMY YOUTH DAY CAMP
Description: Seven-week camp offering weekly themes & field trips. Meals provided.
Ages: K-5.
When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 19-Aug. 14.
Where: Salvation Army, 2123 Tydd St., Eureka.
Cost: $10/day.
Contact: Pastor Heather Pope, 442-6475.

PLANET ENERGY CAMP
Description: A summer camp that teaches kids about energywhat it is, where it comes from & how we can use it wisely to help our planet. Culminates with a solar car race.
Ages: 5-12.
When: 8 a.m.-noon (ages 5-8); 1-5 p.m. (ages 9-12). Aug. 21-25.
Where: Redwood Lodge.
Cost: $85.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division, 822-7091. Website: arcataparksandrec.com.

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visual &
performing arts

YOUNG WRITERS' ACADEMY
Description: Week one: playwriting. Week two: graphic novel & anime. Week three: poetry. Week four: illustration/cartooning.
Ages: Grades 4-9.
When: 9 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4.
Where: HSU campus.
Cost: One week $75, two weeks $140,
three weeks $210, all four weeks $260.
Contact: Redwood Writing Project,
826-5109.

ST. MARY'S VACATION ELEMENT PROGRAM
Description: A hands-on, explorative program to encourage cognitive, emotional, social, kinetic development with weekly themes. Programs & activities are elected by students.
Ages: Grades 1-8.
When: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. June 22-Aug. 18.
Where: St. Mary's Catholic School, 1730 Janes Road, Arcata.
Contact: 845-8038.

ART IN THE PARK
Description: The Studio School at HSU (formerly Art Academy) is offering two exciting opportunities to create art in our parks. These events will be a creative exploration of our parks & are designed for the entire family.
Ages: All ages.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24 & Aug. 12.
Where: Redwood Park, Arcata (June 24), Sequoia Park, Eureka (August 12).
Cost: Free.
Contact: 826-3630.

ST. BERNARD'S ART CLASSES
Description: A variety of two-week art classes including ceramics, knitting, dancing, mosaics, paper mache, sock monkeys & collage. Class sizes of 5-10 students designed to give all students quality one-on-one attention.
Ages: Grades 1-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon & 1-3 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. June 19-Aug. 17 (4 two-week sessions).
Where: St. Bernard's Catholic School, 222 Dollison St., Eureka.
Cost: Call for costs.
Contact: Beth, 443-2735 ext. 103.

DELL'ARTE SUMMER ACADEMY
Description: Intensive, fun training in
physical theater. Children learn acting
skills through improvisation, clown, mask & physical comedy.
Ages: 7-19, depending on program.
When: Morning session 9 a.m.-noon. Afternoon session 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., July 24-Aug. 4.
Where: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata.
Cost: $340/full session; $190/half session. Scholarships available.
Contact: 668-5663 ext. 24.

FERNDALE REPERTORY THEATRE
Description: Children, ages 6-11, will work with instructor Denise Ryles for An Evening of Enchantment: Scripted scenes from fairy tales & a production of "Once Upon a Clothesline." Teenagers, ages 12-17, will work with actress, vocal coach & musical director Nanette Voss. Participants will gain an understanding of how music & theater fit together.
Ages: 6-17.
When: Ages 6-11, 9 a.m.-noon. Tues.-Thurs. Ages 12-17, 1-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. June 20-July 15.
Where: The Fireman's Pavilion, Ferndale.
Cost: $95 for 4-week course. Scholarships available.
Contact: 786-5483.

FIRE ARTS CENTER
Description: Ceramic sculpture & wheel-throwing classes. Adventures with clay & exploring the basic techniques of pottery making.
Ages: 5-12.
When: Kids' Clay (ages 5-7), Mon. & Wed. 10 a.m.-noon. Ceramics for Older Kids (7-12), Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-noon. Call for dates.
Where: Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata.
Cost: $60 for ages 5-7; $75 for ages 7-12.
Contact: 826-1445.

CAMPS FOR KIDS
Description: Art Camp explores beginning water color & drawing techniques; Computer Camp lets kids build a computer, learn operating systems & create a web page; Cooking Camp creates homemade ice cream & other goodies; Drama Camp teaches the seven stages of drama; Knitting Camp & Scrapbooking Camp teaches various crafts.
Ages: Grades 4-8 (depending on camp).
When: Noon-3 p.m. June 26-30 (Art, Computer & Cooking), Aug. 7-11 (Drama, Knitting, Scrapbooking).
Where: J Street Gym, First Covenant Church, 2500 J St., Eureka.
Cost: $45.
Contact: 442-6774 or 443-2957.

SEQUOIA CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP
Description: A unique opportunity to study & perform at least four different works with four different chamber groups over the course of each six-day session.
Ages: 12-20.
When: Session 1: June 18-24, Session 2: June 25-July 1.
Where: HSU Campus.
Cost: 1 week $380, 2 weeks $735. Scholarships & financial aid available.
Contact: David Filner, director, (210) 259-8129.

HUMBOLDT MUSIC ACADEMY
Description: Weekly classes & private lessons. Classes offered include Movement Music & More; Singing Games; Beginning & Advanced Musical Theater; Beginning Ukulele; Fiddle Levels 1-2-3; Bucket Drumming; & Folksong Sing-along. Ensembles in jazz, chamber music, orchestra, flute, & more.
Ages: 2-18 depending on class.
When: Register by August 19 for classes starting September 9.
Where: HSU Campus.
Cost: Varies. Call for details.
Contact: 826-3411.
Website: www.humboldt.edu/hma

THE INK PEOPLE
Description: Two separate weeklong sessions. The first week focuses on painting, drawing & mixed media. Second week focuses on print making, mask making & cartooning.
Ages: 6-17 depending on the program.
When: Classes for ages 6-10, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 11-17, 1-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 19-30.
Where: Ink People Center for the Arts, 411 12th St., Eureka.
Cost: $75 nonmembers for one week, $65 members. $135 for both weeks, $115 members. Scholarships available.
Contact: 476-0635.

DIGITAL VIDEO & STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (INK PEOPLE)
Description: Teenage girls get an opportunity to learn skills in digital video technology & enhance storytelling ability.
Ages: girls, 13-17.
When: 10 a.m.-noon, Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 1-24.
Where: Ink People Center for the Arts, 411 12th St., Eureka.
Cost: $150.
Contact: 442-8716.

NORTH COAST DANCE
Description: Ongoing summer classes with special guest teachers: Kinderballet with Sam Campbell. Kinderballet through Ballet 2 with Milissa Payne. Ballet 3 with Carolyn Carvaja & Jennifer Jaffe. Year-round schedule of children's ballet, jazz & tap, (ages 4 & up).
When: Enrollment begins July 10. Call for specific times.
Where: North Coast Dance, 426 F St., Eureka.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 442-7779.
Website: www.northcoastdance.org

NEW WORLD BALLET &
ACADEMY OF BALLET ARTS
Description: Dance classes for all levels including ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop & African dancing.
Ages: 7 & up.
When: Call for dates. Classes begin in June.
Where: Old Creamery Building, 824 L. St., Arcata.
Cost: Varies. Scholarships available.
Contact: 822-4947.

NO LIMITS TAP & JAZZ
Description: A variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Includes Hip Hop, Rhythm Tap & Jazz.
Ages: 6 & up.
When: 1 week sessions (Mon.-Fri.) during July. Call for specific times & classes.
Where: Corner of 10th & K sts, Arcata
Cost: $40-$50.
Contact: 825-0922.

INSTANTANEOUS THEATER
Description: Two-week intensive musical theater workshop for teens. No experience necessary.
Ages: 13-18.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon.-Fri., July 10-23. Performances July 21, 22 & 23.
Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre,
300 Fifth St. Eureka.
Cost: $150. Enrollment limited. Call to register.
Contact: Xande, 599-4293.

MONART DRAWING SCHOOL
Description: Drawing classes offered for children including a variety of mediums & skill levels.
Ages: 4-teens.
When: Five afternoon sessions: June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, & Aug. 14-18. Call for specific times.
Where: Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F. St., Eureka.
Cost: $85 (ages 4-6), $95 (ages 8-teen). Includes all materials.
Contact: Janice Sharman-Hand 442-9424.
Website: www.monart.com

VAGABOND PLAYERS CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Description: Summer classes in art, music & theater including drama, puppets & masks.
Ages: 3 & up.
When: Call for specific dates & times.
Where: Old Creamery Bldg., 1251 9th St., Arcata.
Cost: Call for costs. Scholarships available.
Contact: 442-1533.

YOUNG CREATORS CAMP
Description: Day camp for aspiring young artists. Includes games & activities with a focus on art projects, introduction to theatre & much more.
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained).
When: Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Free extended hours 12:30-5:30 p.m. July 10-14, Aug. 14-18.
Where: Redwood Lounge.
Cost: Sign up by the week. $69/$78 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division,
822-7091.

ART CAMP
Description: Activities will explore visual & performing arts. Participants will discover their own creative style.
Ages: 7-14.
When: 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free extended hours 12:30-5:30 p.m. June 26-30, July 3-7, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 7-11.
Where: Redwood Lounge.
Cost: Sign up by the week. $70/$88 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division, 822-7091.

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nature & science

BATS, BIRDS & BUGS
Description: Find out what makes bats, birds & bugs special & different from each other. Examine wings, movement, size & life cycle of all three kinds of animals.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4-5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8), June 26-30.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G Street, Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5), $80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

COLD BLOODED CRITTERS
Description: Meet live turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, toads & salamanders. Learn where they live & how. Ancient amphibians & reptiles will be covered as well.
Ages: 6-9.
When: 9 a.m.-noon (ages 6-7), 1-4 p.m. (ages 8-9). July 10-14.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $80/$90 nonmembers.
Contact: 826-4479.

FUN WITH FLOWERS
Description: Come for a week filled with flowers of all kinds. Field trips, art, & flower planting.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4-5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8), July 24-28.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5), $80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

WORLD OF WATER
Description: What makes water so special? We'll find out using chemistry, physics & just pure wet, wild fun.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4-5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8), July 31-Aug. 4.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5),
$80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

ARMED & DANGEROUS PLANTS & ANIMALS
Description: Monarch Butterflies, rough skinned newts & deer have something in common. They have the ability to cause harm or death. Do you need to worry? Come find out in this exciting class about the ways some plants & animals defend themselves.
Ages: 6-9.
When: 9 a.m.-noon (ages 6-7), 1-4 p.m. (ages 8-9).
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $80/$90 nonmembers.
Contact: 826-4479.

SUMMER OF DISCOVERY
Description: Three weeklong day camps feature hands-on exploration of the natural world, with interactive science projects, walking field trips & creative learning.
Ages: 6-11.
When: 1-4 p.m. July 10-14 ("Can You Dig It?" archeology), July 17-21 ("Planet Energy!" solar power), July 24-28 ("Blast Into Outer Space!" space exploration).
Where: Discovery Museum, 3rd & F sts., Eureka.
Cost: $75/$85 nonmembers per week.
Contact: 443-9694.

MANILA DUNES DISCOVERY
Description: Do you like sun, sand & surprises? Then join us for daily explorations that take us to the mysterious dune forest, the wildflower-covered foredunes & the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
Ages: 8-10.
When: 1-4 p.m. June 19-23.
Where: Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., Manila.
Cost: $80/$90 nonmembers.
Contact: 826-4479.

MARSH EXPLORERS
Description: Come spend a week exploring the Arcata Marsh & discover its secrets. Find out about interesting animals that make the marsh their home using insect nets, binoculars, microscopes & dip nets.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon, July 10-14 (ages 4-5),
1-4 p.m., Aug. 7-11 & 14-18 (ages 6-8).
Where: Arcata Marsh, South G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5), $80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

McKINLEYVILLE'S NATURAL TREASURES
Description: Come with us for this week-long class & hike along Clam Beach, wade across a quiet river, explore a year-round creek, take a walk through the coastal forest & have a look McKinleyville's own waterfall. Must be able to hike 2 miles.
Ages: 9-12.
When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., July 17-21.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G Street, Arcata.
Cost: $180/$210 nonmembers.
Contact: 826-4479.

GIRLS OUTDOORS
Description: Weeklong adventure based leadership camp for young women as an extension of Summer LEAP of Camp Fire USA. Challenge course, backpacking in Trinity Alps, whitewater rafting, riverside camping & rock climbing.
Ages: 13-17.
When: June 25-30.
Where: Locations vary.
Cost: $650, includes all gear & supplies. Scholarships available & encouraged.
Contact: Nicole, 443-8019.

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
Description: Daily Junior Ranger programs on natural & cultural history topics.
Ages: 7-12 for Junior Rangers.
When: Varies according to park.
Where: Call for times & locations, special events.
Cost: Free.
Contact: District Office, Fort Humboldt,
445-6547, ext. 20, for information & telephone numbers for individual parks.

MARINE SCIENCE SUMMER PROGRAM
Description: Two week-long morning camps along with family classes. Get your hands wet learning about various forms of marine wildlife. Family classes include tidepooling, birding, fish printing & an edible seaweed collection.
Ages: 6-11.
When: 8:30 a.m.-noon. June 26-29 "A World of Water" (ages 6-8); July 10-13 "Delicate Web of Life." Call for family class dates.
Where: HSU marine lab in Trinidad.
Cost: $75 per week; $10 per student for family classes.
Contact: Marine Naturalist 826-3689.
Website: www.humboldt.edu/~marinelb/

SEQUOIA PARK ZOO SUMMER CAMP
Description: Topics include Animalia, The Wonders of Water, Forest Explorers & Junior Zookeepers.
Ages: 5-13, depending on the activity.
When: July 18- Aug. 18. Times, workshop themes & dates vary depending on age-group.
Cost: $60/four-day program. Some scholarships available.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka.
Contact: Amber, 441-4217.

KID'S DAY AT CCAT
Description: Appropriate technology demonstrations aim to educate & entertain children. Sidewalk chalk, stories, snacks & maybe cob mixing if there is enough interest.
Ages: Open.
When: 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday, June 11.
Cost: Free.
Where: Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, HSU campus.
Contact: 826-3551.

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sports, athletics
& adventure

ARCATA COMMUNITY POOL
Description: Swim, kayak lessons, recreation, lap swimming, group lessons.
Ages: 6 months & up.
When: Summer schedule June 19-Aug. 25.
Open swim 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday evening swims from 7-9 p.m. Call for other times, sessions.
Where: Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th St.
Cost: Call for prices. General admission $6 adult, $4 youth (under 18), 3 & under free.
Contact: 822-6801.

SWIM LESSONS
Description: Basic swimming lessons.
Ages: 4-18.
When: Morning hours. Mon.-Thurs. June 19-30, July 10-21, July 31-Aug. 11.
Where: Bus will pick up at Rohner Park & transport to PALCO Recreation in Scotia.
Cost: $70. Partial grant funding available.
Contact: Fortuna Parks & Recreation 725-7620.

HUMBOLDT SWIM CLUB
Description: Swim coaching offered for all ages & levels.
Ages: 5 & up.
When: Second Tuesday of month. Call for other dates & times.
Where: Arcata Community Pool & HSU.
Cost: Starting at $50 per month.
Contact: Mark Orders 822-0828 or Erica Alston 444-2298.

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS
Description: Eight levels of swim technique from intro to water to stroke development, safety & rescue skills.
Ages: Parent/child: 6 months-1 year; All other levels 6-13.
When: Four one-week sessions 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 19-Aug 11.
Where: Eureka High School pool.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center 441-4248.

SUMMER YOUTH AQUATICS CAMP
Description: Camp includes sailing, surfing, windsurfing canoeing & kayaking.
Ages: 10 & up.
When: July 10-14. Call for times.
Where: Locations vary.
Cost: $264.
Contact: Center Activities at HSU
826-3357.

SUMMER YOUTH RAFTING & AQUATICS CAMP
Description: Camp includes kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, & rafting.
Ages: 12 & up.
When: July 17-July 21. Call for times.
Where: Locations vary.
Cost: $309.
Contact: Center Activities at HSU, 826-3357.

ADVENTURE CHALLENGE CAMP
Description: This is an excellent opportunity to try a variety of adrenaline filled activities while choosing your own personal adventure. Choices include rock climbing, surfing, sailing & an overnight sea kayak trip.
Ages: 13 & up.
When: July 24-28.
Where: Locations vary.
Cost: $64/day, $89/campout only, $269/entire week.
Contact: Center Activities at HSU, 826-3357.

CR BASKETBALL CAMP
Description: Girls, boys & co-ed basketball camps.
Ages: K-12.
When: June 19-23 (girls), July 10-14 (co-ed), July 17-21 (boys). Call for specific times.
Where: Locations vary.
Cost: $75 (girls & K-3 boys), $100 (boys 4-12).
Contact: 476-4571 or 476-4245.

CR FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP
Description: Flag football camp for boys.
Ages: grades 2-6.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10-14.
Where: Call for location.
Cost: $120.
Contact: John Haines 476-4567.

CR BASEBALL CAMP
Description: Baseball camps with Coach Bob Brown.
Ages: Grades 4-8
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 31-Aug. 4.
Where: Call for locations.
Cost: $100.
Contact: 476-4239.

CR SPEED CAMP
Description: The speed camp is designed to improve speed, agility & endurance specifically
for athletes. Each session includes an hour workout in the pool & two hours out on the
field.
Ages: Grades 6-12.
When: 8-11 a.m. (grades 6-8), 4-7 p.m. (grades 9-12). July 3-7 & 24-28.
Where: College of the Redwoods.
Cost: $80.
Contact: 476-4567.

SPORTS CAMPS FOR KIDS
Description: Basketball. Includes defense, dribbling, shooting, passing & rebounding. Soccer includes passing, shooting dribbling, headers & corner kicks.
Ages: Grades 4-6 (basketball), K-3 (soccer).
When: Noon-3 p.m. June 26-30 (basketball),
Aug. 7-11 (soccer).
Where: J St. Gym, First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka.
Cost: $45 per camp. Includes lunch.
Contact: 442-6774 or 443-2957.

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL
Description: Open gym, drop-in basketball.
Ages: 13-19.
When: 7:30-9 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Cost: Free.
Contact: McKinleyville Parks & Recreation 839-9003.

DROP-IN ROLLER HOCKEY
Description: Open gym roller hockey. Drop-ins welcome.
Ages: 16 & up.
When: Sundays (4:30-6:30 p.m.) & Thursdays (8-10 p.m.).
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Cost: $4 per person.
Contact: McKinleyville Parks & Recreation 839-9003.

AIRCATA
Description: Gymnastics, trampoline & tumbling classes for all ages. Ongoing classes & summer camps.
Ages: Toddler-adult
When: Monday-Friday call for specific times & dates.
Where: AIRcata, 550 South G. St, Arcata.
Cost: $65-$90
Contact: 825-TRIX.
Website: www.aircata.com

GYMNASTICS DAY CAMP
Description: Basic beginning gymnastics, game time, etc.
Ages: 5-10.
When: 9 a.m.-noon. Thursday. Call to reserve a space.
Where: Jump Start Gymnastics, 2725 Myrtle Ave., Eureka.
Cost: $20 per session.
Contact: 443-1725.

GYMNASTICS CLASSES
Description: Gymnastics for every age & skill level.
Ages: Gimini Crickets, 6 & under; Artistic gymnastics 7 & up.
When: June 12-Aug. 5. Call for times.
Where: Artistic Gymnastics: Arcata Community Center; Gimini Crickets: Judo Hut.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091. Website: arcataparksandrec.com

FLIPS FOR KIDS GYMNASTICS
Description: Jump, tumble, flip & climb your summer away! Monthly gymnastics camps, weekly & daily classes.
Ages: 4 & up.
Where: Flips For Kids, 1675 Union St., Eureka. (corner of Wabash & Union)
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 445-0450.

HEALTHSPORT SUMMER FIT CAMP
Description: Give your child the chance to enjoy summer & stay fit! Our Fit Camp offers swimming, outdoor activities & supervised games. Camp includes lunch & snacks.
Ages: 5-12 years.
When: 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. June 19-Aug. 25.
Where: HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 822-3488.

NORTH COAST FENCING ACADEMY
Description: Learn the art & skill of fencing.
Ages: 11 & up.
When: Individual lessons through summer. 6-7 p.m. (Mon.-Wed.), 10-11 a.m. (Sat. & Sun.).
Where: North Coast fencing Academy, 1459 M St., Arcata.
Cost: Call for costs.
Contact: 825-1756.

HUMBOLDT BAY BICYCLE COMMUTERS ASSOCIATION
Description: The 13th annual "Bike Smart" safety-training program. Upon completion of the two-hour program, participants will be familiar with bike laws & how to ride defensively & responsively on public streets.
Ages: 7-14.
When: Several Saturdays & Sundays. Call for dates & times.
Cost: Free. Helmets offered for those who need one.
Contact: Rick Knapp at 445-1097.
Website: www.humbike.org

HUMBOLDT BAY ROWING ASSOCIATION
Description: Introductory camps on basic rowing technique, fitness & boat safety.
Ages: 12-18.
When: 9-11 a.m. June 26-30, July 10-14, Aug. 7-11.
Cost: $89 per camp.
Where: HSU boathouse on the Eureka waterfront.
Contact: 677-3214.

HUMBOLDT CRABS BASEBALL CAMP
Description: Weeklong sessions on offense, hitting, bunting, base running, teamwork, sportsmanship & communication.
Ages: Boys & girls youth camp, 8-14. Boys & girls advanced camp, 12 & up.
When: First session June 19-23. Six sessions through Aug. 4.
Where: Locations in Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna.
Cost: $70 per session. Sibling discounts. Includes T-shirt, season pass to Crabs home games & 10 adult tickets. Applications available at Crabs website.
Contact: 826-2333.
Website: www.humboldtcrabs.com.

PEE WEE SPORTS CAMP
Description: Young athletes are invited to learn the basic hand-eye coordination & prerequisite skills for a myriad of active sports. Come explore sports from around the world.
Ages: 4-6 (must be potty trained).
When: 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., July 17-21. Free extended hours 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Arcata Community Center.
Cost: $69/$78 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091. Website: arcataparksandrec.com.

HUSKY'S BASKETBALL CAMP
Description: Basketball fundamentals with an emphasis on team play & sportsmanship.
Summer basketball league also offered (dates to be announced).
Ages: Division 1: Grades 1-4 (morning),
Division 2: Grades 5-8 (afternoon). League for boys & girls grades 9-10.
When: June 26-30. Call for specific times.
Where: Fortuna High School. League games at PALCO gym.
Cost: $65 per child, $60 per sibling. League: $30 per child, $25 per sibling.
Contact: Fortuna Parks & Recreation 725-7620.

HSU BASKETBALL CAMPS
Description: Boys' & girls' day or overnight camps emphasizing basic fundamentals & offense. Competitions & game play.
Ages: Grades 2-5 & 6-12 boys; grades 4-12 girls.
When: Boys: June 19-23 (day camp, grade 2-5), June 26-June 30 (overnight, grade 6-12); Girls: July 9-12 (day camp, grade 2-5), July 17-21 (overnight, grade 6-12).
Where: HSU.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: HSU Athletics, 822-3667.

HSU SOCCER CAMPS
Description: Soccer camps for a variety of ages.
Ages: Co-ed youth (grades 1-8); goalkeeper/striker camp (grades 7-12), high school girls & boys individual camps.
When: July 24-Aug. 4, Mon.-Fri. Call for specific times.
Where: Redwood Bowl, HSU.
Cost: $100.
Contact: 826-4129 or 826-3666.

HSU VOLLEYBALL CAMPS
Description: Skill development will be enhanced through competition & game-simulation drills as well as video analysis.
Ages: Grades 7-12.
When: July 23-26, day & overnight options available.
Where: HSU.
Cost: $355 overnight, $275 days only.
Contact: 826-6017.

HSU YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP
Description: 3rd annual football camp gives youth individual attention from college coaches. Emphasis on fundamental football skills, offensive & defensive sessions, conditioning, nightly coaching clinics & more.
Ages: Youth football players.
When: 6-8:10 p.m. July 24-27.
Where: Redwood Bowl, HSU.
Cost: $60.
Contact: 826-3666.

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP
Description: A one-week session designed to improve technique in passing, setting, hitting, blocking & serving. Beginning & intermediate classes. No drop-ins.
Ages: Grades 6-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon. Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18.
Where: Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka.
Cost: $35.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center 441-4248.

JUNIOR GOLF
Description: Learn the fundamentals of the game, including grip & setup, chipping, putting, rules & etiquette.
Ages: 12-17.
When: 8:30 (6-8 yrs.), 9:30 (9-11 yrs.), 10:30 (12-17 yrs.), Mon-Fri. July 10-14 & 17-21.
Where: Eureka Golf Course, 4750 Fairway Drive, Eureka.
Cost: $35 per session.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center, 441-4248.

HUMBOLDT CHEER COMPANY
Description: Cheerleading camps, stunt clinics, cheerleading skills, flight school & tumbling class.
Ages: Varies according to class.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cheerleading camp (July 29-30); Stunt Clinics (Aug. 12, Sept. 9 & 30, Oct. 21); Cheerleading skills (Weds., 5-6 p.m.); Flight School (Weds., 6-7).
Where: Humboldt All Stars, 716 W. Cedar St., Eureka.
Cost: $20-$50, depending on class.
Contact: 268-8500.

HUMBOLDT ALL STARS CHEERLEADING DAY CAMP
Description: Learn competitive cheering & tumbling in a week of fun routines, stunts, jumps & games that are heavily supervised at our convenient Eureka location.
Ages: 4th grade & under, 5th grade & up.
When: July 10-14. 9 a.m.-noon (4th & under),
1-4 p.m. (5th & up).
Where: 716 W. Cedar St., Eureka.
Cost: $40/week.
Contact: 268-8500.

HWA RANG DO MARTIAL ARTS
Description: Self-defense skills, tournament sparring, grappling, traditional weapons study.
Ages: 4-6 (Little Dragon Class), & 7-12.
When: June 19-Aug. 25. 4 p.m. Monday & Wednesday (ages 4-6); 4:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday (ages 7-12).
Where: North Coast Hwa Rang Do Academy, Sunny Brae Shopping Center, Arcata.
Cost: $69/month (ages 7-12); $60/month (ages 4-6). Two classes per week.
Contact: Instructor Daniel Perez, 822-4958.

TAI CHI FOR KIDS
Description: Reduce stress & improve focus. Balance, coordination, concentration & breathing training in a playful environment. Space limited, pre-registration required. No drop-ins.
Ages: Open. Parents who bring their inner child welcome!
When: 1-2 p.m. (7-9 yrs.), 3-4 p.m. (10-12 yrs.). July 8 & Aug. 12.
Where: TBA.
Cost: $15 for 7-9 (includes parent); $10 for 10-12 & teens ($15 with parent).
Contact: Glenda 268-3936.

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Description: Summer LEAP provides adventure-based recreation to youth at-risk or low-income, & to challenged adults. Rafting, backpacking, rock climbing & a challenge course.
Ages, when, cost: Varies.
Contact: Campfire Boys & Girls, 443-8019.

MOONSTONE BEACH SURFCAMP
Description: Water enthusiasts of all levels learn the aquatic skills necessary for riding waves while being immersed in lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette, & beach & ocean awareness. Call today. Space is limited.
Ages: 8 & up.
When: 4 sessions. June 26-30, July 10-14, July 24-28, Aug. 7-11.
Where: Moonstone Beach.
Cost: $180 for a full four-day session.
Contact: 834-3428.

BEAU PRE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
Description: Weekly golf clinics for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced players. Pee Wee clinics for 5-7 year olds. Culminates with a scramble tournament on final day.
Ages: 5-17.
When:
June 20-Aug. 24, Tues. & Thurs. Time & day varies depending on division.
Where: Beau Pre Golf Course, 1770 Norton Rd., McKinleyville.
Cost: $40 for 9-week session. $8/day, $60/session for Advanced.
Contact: 839-2342.

REDWOOD SOCCER CAMPS
Description: Soccer basics & skill improvement. Weeklong sessions.
Ages: 6-14.
When: 9 a.m.-noon. Mon.-Fri. June 19-July 28.
Where: Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka & Fortuna.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Northcoast Children's Services, 822-7206. Website: www.ncsheadstart.org

ROLLER SKATING
Description: Many locations offer summer roller skating, including Fortuna, McKinleyville, Eureka & Blue Lake.
Ages: Depends on location.
When: All summer.
Where: In Fortuna, Fireman's Pavilion; in McKinleyville, Activities Center; in Eureka, Municipal Auditorium; in Blue Lake, Activities Center.
Cost: Depends on location.
Contact: Blue Lake Parks & Recreation, 668-5932; Eureka Parks & Recreation, 441-4244; Fortuna Parks & Recreation, 725-7620; McKinleyville Parks & Recreation, 839-9003.

TRIATHLON FOR KIDS
Description: The 16th Annual. Individuals, three-person relay teams in the swim, bike, & run events.
Ages: Girls & boys, ages 7-18.
When: June 11.
Where: College of the Redwoods.
Cost: Pre-register before June 8: $20/individual, $36/team. Includes T-shirt. Scholarships available.
Contact: Wendy, 677-0274 or Karen, 826-9250.
Email: info@trikids.com.

Note: For summer school or church camp options, contact school districts or religious organizations.

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