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Summer of Fun 

Humboldt County has a wealth of organized summer activities for young people.

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Arcata Camp Combo. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. City of Arcata, Arcata. Ages 5-14. Register for mornings at Redwood Day Camp, Mini Movers Dance, Dance, Skate, or Theater Camps (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), then choose from: Art, Young Creators Art, Pee Wee Sports, Young Explorers Science, Marsh Explorers Science, Adventure or Skate for the remainder of the day. 822-7091. At various camp locations. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $130/week (non-residents add $10 per registration).

Arcata Recreation Camps. City of Arcata, Arcata. Ages: Toddlers to teens, depending on program. Dates and time vary according to program. Numerous classes and camps including sports, adventure, dance, science, art, skate, theater, gymnastics, exercise classes, drop-in sports and more. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. Varies according to program.

Arcata School District Summer Day Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Arcata Elementary School, 2400 Baldwin St. For grades K-6. Weekly field trips around the Humboldt Bay area such as the Manila Dunes and Sequoia Park Zoo. Weekly swimming at the Arcata Pool and small group walks exploring the neighborhood. Kids enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as arts and crafts, sports, cooking, games and time to chill. For more information, call 826-1915. $14/4 hour block, $19/6 hour block, $23 for everything over 6 hours.

Blue Lake Drop-in Recreation. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Blue Lake Roller Rink, 312 S. Railroad St. All ages. Sponsored by Blue Lake Rancheria. Contact: Blue Lake Parks and Recreation, 668-5655. bluelake.ca.gov. $1, Free to youth and teens.

Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods Clubhouse. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods Clubhouse, 3117 Prospect Ave., Eureka. Grades K-6. Free lunch provided by the Food Bank. The summer program will focus on health and life skills, fitness and nutrition, as well as summer learning loss. 442-9142. bgcredwoods.org. $25 for existing members and $50 for new members.

Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods Loleta. Mondays-Fridays. Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods Loleta, 700 Loleta Drive. Ages 6-12. Clubhouse drop-in program with arts and crafts, health and life skills and outdoor recreation. Supervised by staff. At Loleta Elementary. 733-9593. bgcredwoods.org. Call for prices.

Boys and Girls Club Teen Center. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Boys and Girls Club Teen Center, 3015 J St., Eureka. Grades 6-12. Free lunch provided by the Food Bank. The summer program will focus on health and life skills, fitness and nutrition, as well as summer learning loss. 442-9142. bgcredwoods.org. $25 for existing members and $50 for new members.

Camp Cooper Summer Day Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Ages 5-12. A drop-in summer camp program. Each week's activities are centered around different topics and themes including neighborhood heroes, travel, sports and water. 441-4240. Free.

Camp Perigot. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Perigot Park, 312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake. Ages 5-13. Games, water day, roller skating, art, field trips, sports, theater, cooking and more. Hot breakfast and lunch provided every day. Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Contact: Blue Lake Parks and Recreation, 668-5655. bluelake.ca.gov. $99/full-day/week, $58/half-day/week, $23/daily full day, $14 daily half-day. Non-resident: $114/full-day/week, $66/half-day/week, $26/daily full day, $16 daily half-day.

Camp Ryan Summer Day Camp. Mondays-Fridays. John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Ages 5-12. Each week's activities are centered around different topics and themes including neighborhood heroes, travel, sports and water. Packed with an array of activities. $125/week full day, $95/week half day. 441-4240.

Cooking Camp. June 22-26, 12-3 p.m. J Street Gym, 2500 J Street, Eureka. For aspiring young chefs. For kids who have completed fourth through sixth grades. To register or for more information, call 443-2957. Sponsored by First Covenant Church, Eureka. $40/week, includes supplies and lunch.

For the Love of Animals Summer Camp. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and June 22-26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Companion Animal Foundation, 88 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. Ages 8-14. This camp is geared toward kids with a special passion for animals. The children will have a hands-on experience in animal care by caring for their own cat/kitten and dog/puppy, and will prepare for the animals to potentially get adopted. Kids will learn about nutrition, which vaccines their animals will need, how to chart this information and more. Prepare for many special guests. $125/week. 826-7387.

Free Summer Movie Night. Fri., July 10, Fri., July 24 and Fri., Aug. 14. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Presented by the G.U.L.C.H Teen Program. Free. 268-1844.

The G.U.L.C.H. Teen Program. Fridays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Ages: Grades 6-12. Filmmaking, music production, disc golf, creative writing and more. All activities are supervised. 268-1844. $5/visit; $40 for 10 visits. 268-1844.

Kid's Camp Day Camp. June 15-Aug. 21. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Join McKinleyville Parks & Recreation for a dynamic summer day camp program in which youth ages 6-12 years old choose their summer experiences. Call 839-9003 or visit www.mckinleyvillecsd.com for more information.

Knitting Camp. June 22-26, 12-3 p.m. J Street Gym, 2500 J Street, Eureka. Beginning knitting. For kids who have completed fourth through sixth grades. To register or for more information, call 443-2957. Sponsored by First Covenant Church, Eureka. $40/week, includes supplies and lunch.

Leader in Training Program. Mondays-Fridays. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Held in conjunction with City of Eureka Summer Day Camps. Offers teens opportunity for leadership and personal growth that will enhance college and job applications, teach valuable life skills and strengthen work ethic. Deadline to apply is June 5. Call 268-1844 for more information. 268-1844. $45/week. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & 1-5 p.m. City of Arcata, Arcata. Ages 13-17. Gain real life work experience and leadership skills, all while having fun in the sun! L.I.T.s work with youth, 4-14 years, helping to lead summer camp activities, field trips and more. At various camp locations. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $10/week (add $1/week for non-resident) or $50/$55 (non-residents) for the whole summer.

LIT (Leader in Training) Program. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 15-17. SCRAP is seeking at least 1 LIT for each week of camp. Students will gain leadership and resume experience while assisting teacher/director and campers with activities. Applications are due May 18. 822-2452. $20/week full day and half day options.. www.scraphumboldt.org.

McKinleyville Playgroup. Mon., June 1, 10 a.m.-noon. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Playgroup is a great opportunity for children 0-5 years old and their parents to meet new people and make new friends. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Summer location TBD. Free or $3 daily donation.

North Star Quest Camp. July 19-23 and July 26-30. Mattole Camp & Retreat Center, 36841 Mattole Road, Petrolia. For girls going into sixth, seventh or eighth grade next school year. Sing songs, swim in the Mattole River and enjoy fun and empowering workshops in creative arts, belly dancing and nature awareness. $550 (no one turned away for lack of funds) scholarships available. www.northstarquest.org. www.mattolecamp.com. 633-4522.

Redwood Day Camp. Redwood Lodge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 5-12 (5 yr. olds must be entering kindergarten in the fall). Games, art, field trips, swimming and more with new themes each week. Arcata Recreation Division: 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. Extended Care (no extra fee): 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 5-5:30 p.m. Weekly themes: June 15- 19: Under the Sea; June 22 -26: Around the World in 5 Days; June 29 - July 3: Superheroes; July 6-10: Making Music in the Park; July 13 -17: Pirates of the Redwoods; July 20-24 Summer Safari; July 27-31: Out of this World; Aug 3-7: Carnival; Aug 10-14: Folklore and Fairytales; Aug 17-21: Blast from the Past. Full-Day $130/week or Half-Day $95/week (add $10 for non-residents).

Individual Tutoring, Assessment and Consultation. Redwood Reading Solutions, 1385 Eighth Street, Ste. 104, Arcata. Reading, writing and spelling intervention for struggling students or beginning readers from Sherry McCoy, M.A., a credentialed teacher with 25 years of experience. www.redwoodreadingsolutions.com.

Mistwood Summer Enrichment and Fun. Tue., June 30, 9 a.m.-noon and Fri., July 24, 9 a.m.-noon. Mistwood Montessori School, 1801 Tenth St., Eureka. Ages 3-7. Two sessions featuring In the Garden, Let's Go Ride a Bike, Wild about Insects and Down On The Farm. Call 444-8100 for more information. TBA. mistwood@sbcglobal.net. www.mistwoodmontessori.com. 444-8100.

Sweet and Savory Sushi Rolls Class. Sun., July 19, 11 a.m.-noon. Co-op Community Kitchen, 25 Fourth St., Eureka. Ages 6-10, accompanied by one adult guest. We will prepare the rice and fillings before you arrive. Using sushi mats the children will create a sweet or savory sushi. Sweet ingredients might be berries or apples and some savory ingredients might be avocados or cucumber and spinach or celery bites. Class price includes one child and one adult helper. Registration begins June 30. See the full schedule of classes online or in stores. Register online at www.northcoast.coop or by calling 443-6027 ext. 102. $10.

Team Counselor in Training Program. June 22-26. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Ages 14-17. A teen program for campers who have grown up in Center Activities programs, or for teens interested in job skills or recreation careers. Teens learn group facilitation and management, team building, leadership and skills for assisting with aquatic activities. Opportunities for First Aid and CPR certification. Campers who complete the program are encouraged to apply to be CIT's for the center's youth camps. Activities include surfing, sailing, sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding with a two night camp out at Ruth Lake. 826-3357. $340. www.humboldt.edu/centeractivities. 826-3357.

Teen Knife Skills and Basic Prep Techniques. Sat., July 11, 1-3:30 p.m. Co-op Community Kitchen, 971 Eighth St., Arcata. For ages 11 and up, accompanied by an adult guest. Your knives are the most versatile tool in the kitchen. Come and learn safe and proper techniques in knife skills. This lecture and hands-on class will feature basic knife handling, basic cutting, as well as specific prep techniques for working with different fruits and veggies. After learning to slice, dice, peel and julienne, the results of your hard work become dinner. Class price includes one child and one adult helper. Registration begins June 30. See the full schedule of classes online or in stores. Register online at www.northcoast.coop or by calling 443-6027 ext. 102. $15.

Vacation Bible School. July 13-17, 9 a.m.-noon. Arcata First Baptist, 1700 Union Street. Ages 11 1/2-18. Youth Bible camp. Free.

Watermelon Pizza Class. Sat., Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-noon. Co-op Community Kitchen, 25 Fourth St., Eureka. Ages 6-10, accompanied by one adult guest. Kids will start with a Watermelon crust and fresh local fruit for juicy colorful toppings. Learn how to wash and chop fruit for their very own pizza pie. A little coconut shavings for a cheesy effect and you have a sweet pizza treat. Class price includes one child and one adult helper. Registration begins June 30. See the full schedule of classes online or in stores. Register online at www.northcoast.coop or by calling 443-6027 ext. 102. $10.

Zumba at Morris Graves. Sat., June 27, noon, Sat., July 25, noon and Sat., Aug. 22, noon. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Bring the kids and grandparents to laugh, move and shake a tail-feather. Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Zumba draws music and inspiration from all over the world. Experience a touch of culture from many different countries and dance styles such as Bollywood, Israeli dance, merengue, salsa, cha cha, Reggaeton, and much more in this simple-to-follow class. Bring water and wear clothes that are easy to move in for this 45-minute program. 845-4307. marlajoy.zumba.com $5 adults, $2 students and seniors, free to kids under 10. www.humboldtarts.org.

Art Camp. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., June 22-26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., July 13-17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., July 20-24, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., Aug. 13-17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m. and Aug. 24-28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m. Plum Blossom Studio, 98 California Ave., Arcata. Ages 7-16. Unique chance to learn and create in an artist's studio. Develop your own voice in drawing, painting, sculpting and fiber arts. Six students per class. Contact: Thao at 601-9955, email thaovillagepainter@gmail.com. $125 weekly. www.thaoart.biz.

Art Camp. June 15-19, 1-5 p.m., June 22-26, 1-5 p.m., July 6-10, 1-5 p.m., July 20-24, 1-5 p.m., July 27-31, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 3-7, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 7-14. Artists explore the visual arts while discovering their own style. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Bayside Ballet School Summer Intensive. June 29-July 24. Upper Studio, 2212 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside. Guest faculty Danny Furlong, Jocelyn Rudig and Ryan Bridwell teach classical ballet, pas de deux, variations and aerial silks. Live accompanist for classes with Danny Furlong. Other classes include character, stretching, yoga and contemporary. Pre-ballet and ballet I classes, too. Contact Bayside Ballet School at 360-791-4817.

Camp SCRAP Session 1. July 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 7-10. An art camp centered on themes of creative reuse for children who love inventing, making and bringing their creative ideas to life. Each day includes guided projects and free building on themes of collage/assemblage, sculpture, drawing/painting and sewing. Campers will have access to a craft supply wall chock-full of materials. 822-2452. $150/week. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Camp SCRAP Session 2. July 20-24, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 7-10. An art camp centered on themes of creative reuse for children who love inventing, making and bringing their creative ideas to life. Each day includes guided projects and free building on themes of collage/assemblage, sculpture, drawing/painting and sewing. Campers will have access to a craft supply wall chock-full of materials. 822-2452. $150/week. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Camp SCRAP Session 3. July 27-31, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 11-14. An art camp centered on themes of creative reuse for children who love inventing, making and bringing their creative ideas to life. Each day includes guided projects and free building on themes of collage/assemblage, sculpture, drawing/painting and sewing. Campers will have access to a craft supply wall chock-full of materials. 822-2452. $90/week. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Circus of the Elements. July 6-10, 12:30-4 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Our local group Circus of the Elements will host this afternoon exploration into prop manipulation and creation. Learn hoops, how to wield poi, staffs and more, as well as make your own props. Ages 5-12. $100/week, $25/day, $160 full day. www.redwoodraks.com.

Creative Dance Arts Camp. Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Creative/modern dance, art, poetry, writing and summer fun. Ages 6-12. $140/week, $33/day. www.redwoodraks.com.

Dance Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 7-9. Learn the latest dance moves and experiment with a variety of styles. Each week culminates with a Friday all-camp performance. Open to all levels, no experience required. At Redwood Lounge in Redwood Park and Arcata Community Center Gymnastics Room (varies per week). June 15-19: Jazz; June 22-26: Hip Hop/Street Jazz; Aug. 3-7: World Dance. Extended Care (no extra fee): 8 a.m. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Dance Workshop. Sun., May 17, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. The Ink People Center for the Arts, 517 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. Join Gema Sanchez and members of the Cornerstone Theater Company to learn choreography that draws on Latin, Hip-hop and hula influences. No previous dance experience is necessary. This workshop is for the whole family ages 8 and up. Discussion and information on dance careers. RSVP by emailing Ashley Sparks: asparks@cornerstonetheater.org. Free. Aug. 6-27. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Part of the G.U.L.C.H Teen Program. 268-1844, $30. 268-1844.

Dancing through Wonderland. July 6-10, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Quirky, whimsical fun down the rabbit hole to celebrate 150 years of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Ages 5-9. $100/week, $25/day, $160 full day. www.redwoodraks.com.

Drama Camp. June 22-26, 12-3 p.m. J Street Gym, 2500 J Street, Eureka. Steps to acting. For kids who have completed fourth through sixth grades. To register or for more information, call 443-2957. Sponsored by First Covenant Church, Eureka. $40/week, includes supplies and lunch.

Dream Catchers. Sat., June 6, 2-4 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 15 and up. Create your very own beautiful dream catcher from colorful string and charms in this workshop. Preregistration required. 822-2452. $15 per class, materials provided. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Fairy Camp #1: Elemental Explorations. Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Fairy-themed elemental awesomeness and preparing for a Creamery District Festival Aug 21-23 and the Elemental procession. Ages 5-10. $125/week, $30/day. www.redwoodraks.com.

Fairy Camp #1: Storytelling. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Exploring the wonderful, whimsical world of fairies and storytelling through dance, crafts, tea parties, games, dress-up and more. Ages 5-9. $125/week, $30/day. www.redwoodraks.com. 616-6876.

Fairy Camp #2: Midsummer Fairy Festival. July 20-24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Join the fun with fairy houses, crafts, dressing up and lots of dance when the July 24 Creamery District Art Market celebrates fairies. Ages 5-10. $125/week, $30/day. www.redwoodraks.com.

Family Art Camp. Aug. 6-8, 12-3 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. A family-focused camp designed for you and your young one to create together. Preregister for all three days for $45 or $20/day drop-in. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Family Arts Day. Second Saturday of every month. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Bring the whole family for hands-on activities inspired by current exhibitions at the Museum. Second Sat. of every month 2 p.m. On June 13, Open Studios family friendly artist workshops, on July 11, create bird art inspired by artist Morris Graves, and Aug. 8, book making projects inspired by bookmaker Barbara Milman. $5, $2, members & kids Free. www.humboldtarts.org. 442-0278 x202.

Felting Fun. June 15-18, 1:30-4:30 p.m. and July 27-30, 9 a.m.-noon. Origin Design Lab, 621 Third St., Eureka. Beginning wet felting and needle felting. 497-6237. TBA. www.origindesignlab.com.

Fortuna Youth Arts. Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Fortuna United Methodist Church, 922 N St. Ages 6-12. Drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, mask making and more. Weekly and ongoing. $60/month. 726-9048.

Guitar Pick Earrings. Thu., June 18, 6-8 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 15 and up. Make upcycled earrings that are light and easy to wear using guitar picks made from old credit and gift cards. Taught by Athena Rose of Ruin and Redemption. Pre-registration required. 822-2452. $20 per class, materials provided. www.scraphumboldt.org. www.scraphumboldt.org.

KEET'S Kids' Club. First Saturday of every month, 12-2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. In partnership with KEET-TV's Ready-To-Learn Program. The Morris Graves Museum of Art offers FREE monthly workshops that include art activities and a free book. Sponsored by First 5 Humboldt, North Coast Co-op and Eureka Pediatrics. Free. www.humboldtarts.org. 442-0278.

KidCo Weekly Theatre Summer Camps. Mondays-Thursdays. HLOC's Space, 92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. Unique camps each Week. For youth 5-8, 10 a.m.-noon; youth 8-12 9 a.m.-noon. Week 1: Frozen Camp. Week 2: Fairies and Dragons Camp. Week 3: Neverland Camp. Week 4-5: Mary Poppins Camp. For pre-teens and teens 12:30-3:30 p.m. Week 1: Acting Intensive. Week 2: Makeup. Week 3: Into the Woods. For detailed information and registration, www.hlokidco.org or call 630-5013. TBA. hloc.org.

Kids Crafts at Crafternoons!. First Wednesday of every month, 3:30-5:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 8 and up. Young crafters are invited to the (Re)Workshop for creating with repurposed materials. A different creative reuse project is presented each month. Held on the first Wednesday of every month. $5. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Learn to Play the Piano. Redwood Music Mart, 511 F St., Eureka. Adults and children 6 and up. 25 years' experience. Weekday and weekend openings, intensives also available (2 lessons/week). Call Judith Louise for more information at 476-8919.

Mattole Summer Dance Camp. July 6-19. Mattole Valley, Mattole, Petrolia. Ages 8-16 years. A two-week program offered by Human Nature in ballet-based modern dance. Students participate in daily technique class (intermediate or advanced) with daily rehearsals, including two sessions of stage makeup and workshops in mime, yoga, swing dance, physical theater and Mexican folkloric dance. 629-3670. hnpetrolia@aol.com. $800 includes all meals and camping facilities. Partial scholarships may be available.

Mini Movers Dance Camp. June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 6-10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 4-6. In this creative movement camp, kids learn components of dance while exploring music, choreography, coordination, exercise and flexibility. At Redwood Lounge in Redwood Park and Arcata Community Center Gymnastics Room (varies per week). Extended Care (no extra fee): 8 a.m. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. June 29 -July 3: Ballet; July 6-10: Hip Hop/Street Jazz; Aug.10-14: World Dance. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Music and Movement. Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Ages 1-5. Fun and movement abound for the tiniest of dancers. Watch your children use their imaginations as they develop motor skills, body awareness, concentration and creativity. $25.

North Coast Piano Festival. Aug. 2-8. Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata. Ages 13-23. The first piano camp for advanced piano students. World-class teachers. Housing available for additional cost. Contact Daniela Mineva at 826-5443 or dlm85@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/northcoastpianofestival. $500. dlm85@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/northcoastpianofestival. 826-5443.

Pageant on the Plaza. July 6-19. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Two weeks of outdoor performance including stories, music, stilt walking and giant puppets, including public performances. Ages 10-16. $400, $350 by June 10.

Passport to Dance. June 22-26, 1-5 p.m. North Coast Dance, 426 F St., Eureka. Ages 5-13. "Passport to Dance" gives children the opportunity to try a variety of dance styles including hip-hop, Bollywood, jazz, ballroom, Zumba, modern, creative movement, yoga, theatrical jazz and more. Healthy snacks and craft projects included. $99/week.

Piano for All. June 1-18, July 6-23 and Aug. 3-27. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 4 and up. Traditional methods are utilized to gain skills in reading and performing music in the genres of rock, pop, gospel and jazz. Meets once per week. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. Varies.

Picture Frame Necklaces. Thu., May 21, 6-8 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 15 and up. Bring a favorite image or picture and collage to a frame to construct a beautiful necklace with beads, wire and dry brush painting technique. Taught by Athena Rose of Ruin and Redemption. Preregistration required. 822-2452. $20 a class, materials provided. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Private Music Lessons. Ongoing. Mantova's Two Street Music, 124 Second St., Eureka. Flute, trumpet, clarinet, sax, euphonium, oboe, bassoon, trombone and tuba. By appointment. Call Joyce Carter at 498-4611 for more information.

Quilting 1. June 22-25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. and July 6-9, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Origin Design Lab, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. Learn basic quilting skills. 497-6237. TBA. www.origindesignlab.com.

Quilting 2. July 13-16, 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Aug. 10-13, 9 a.m.-noon. Origin Design Lab, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. Explore the next level of quilting. Must have taken quilting I. 497-6237 TBA. www.origindesignlab.com.

Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop. June 14-20 and June 21-27. Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata. Ages 12-20. Study and perform at least four different works with four different chamber groups. Scholarships and financial aid available. Housing available for additional cost. Contact Daniela Mineva at 826-5443 or sequoia@humboldt.edu. www.sequoiachambermusic.org. $420. sequoia@humboldt.edu. www.sequoiachambermusic.org.. 826-5443.

Sewing Camp 1. June 15-18, 9 a.m.-noon, June 22-25, 9 a.m.-noon, July 6-9, 9 a.m.-noon and Aug. 3-6, 9 a.m.-noon. Origin Design Lab, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. Come learn how to sew! Through our exploration of the sewing machine we will create a variety of projects that will be fun and functional. In this class you will make a hot pad, pillow case cover, drawstring bag, stuffed animal and a reversible tote bag. 497-6237. $95/session. www.origindesignlab.com.

Sewing Camp 2. June 29-July 2, 9 a.m.-noon, July 20-23, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Aug. 3-6, 9 a.m.-noon and Aug. 10-13, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Origin Design Lab, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. Let's get sewing beyond the basics. Build your sewing skills while making creative projects like a pin wheel potholder, quilted book, apron and owl pillow. Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed Sewing Camp I. 497-6237. $95/session. www.origindesignlab.com.

Sewing Camp 3. June 29-July 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m. and July 27-30, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Origin Design Lab, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. Introduction to making clothing. This class is for students that have been through Sewing I and II and want to continue to expand their skills. Learn how to make pajama pants and a summer top. 497-6237. $95/session. www.origindesignlab.com.

Spice it Up. July 13-16, 9 a.m.-noon. Origin Design Lab, 621 Third St., Eureka. Learn to add unique something special details by constructing embellishments using handwork techniques including embroidery, appliqué, beading and textile collage. 497-6237. TBA. www.origindesignlab.com.

Summer Art Camps at Morris Graves. June 22-26, July 20-24 and Aug. 3-7. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Level 1; ages 5-8, Level 2: ages 9-12. Art camps inspired by current art exhibitions. Students view artworks by professional artists in a museum setting, then art teacher Arupa Richardson guides them in exploring their own creativity through hands-on projects to create a portfolio of their own work. The goal is to inspire young artists and instill a lifelong appreciation for arts and culture. Jun. 22-26, Level 1, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Level 2, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Jul. 20-24, Level 1, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Level 2, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Aug. 3-7, Level 1: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Level 2- 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Each session $90 or $85 for MGMA members. www.humboldtarts.org. 442-0278 ext 202.

Summer Dance Camp & Intensive. July 20-24 and July 27-31. Trillium Dance Studios, 855 8th St., Arcata. Ages 4 and up. Ballet, pointe, contemporary, Latin dance, modern, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, jazz, Pilates and more. Summer Intensive performance on Friday, July 31. Call 822-8408 or info@TrilliumDance.com. www.TrilliumDance.com. 822-8408.

Summer Intensive for Serious Dancers. July 27-Aug. 7. North Coast Dance, 426 F St., Eureka. Ages 12 and up. The North Coast Dance Summer Intensive is for serious dancers. The two-week program includes ballet technique, pointe, variations, yoga, Pilates, jazz, modern, acting for dancers and anatomy. Please call 442-7779 for more information or visit www.northcoastdance.com. $125/week.

Summer Irish Dance Classes. July 7-Aug. 27. Academy of Irish Dance and Music, 433 A Street, Eureka. All ages - All levels. All summer dance students invited to dance at the Humboldt Co. Fair. Call for schedule. 834-5333.

Summer Youth Workshops. June 22-26. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Clowning for Kids and Great Adventures for ages 7-10. Improv in Action and Commedia Dell'Arte and Mask Performance for ages 11-14. $100 first class, $75 for second class.

Teen Eco Art Studio. Aug. 3-5, 12-3 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. A custom art studio workshop designed with teens in mind. Learn new skills, make new friends and leave empowered to create. 822-2452. Preregister for all three days for $45 or $20/day drop-in. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Theater Camp. July 6-10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 13-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 20-24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and July 27-31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 9-14. Have a blast telling stories, playing theater games and learning about stagecraft out in the fresh air of the redwoods. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. July 6-10: Improv; July 13-17: Physical Theater; July 20-24: Melodrama/Musical Theater; July 27-31: Shakespeare and Classics. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Theater Workshop. Thu., May 14, 4:30 p.m. The Ink People Center for the Arts, 517 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8-21. A story sharing and visioning workshop lead by Ashley Sparks from Cornerstone Theater Company. Please RSVP by contacting Ashley Sparks at asparks@cornerstonetheater.org. Drop-ins will be welcome depending on space. Free.

Tiny Tutus Beginning Ballet 1. Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m. John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Ages 4-7. Explore music using movement and motion. Agility, grace, coordination, movement and rhythm improve strength while providing the nurturing atmosphere to learn the discipline required. $30.

Trinity Ballet Academy Summer Session. Tue., July 7. Trinity Ballet Academy, 1981 Central Ave., Mckinleyville. The five-week summer session is a full ballet curriculum for ages 3 to adult. Call 839-1816.

V.I.P. Beginning Dance Camp. July 27-31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No Limits Studio McKinleyville, 1547 Pickett Road. Ages 7-10. Learn dance styles made famous by Hollywood royalty, such as tap, jazz, hip-hop and more. Each day's dance style, art and activities will be based on this fun Hollywood theme. For more details, call 825-0922 or visit the "summer" page of nolimitsdanceacademy.com. $120.

V.I.P. Level 2 Dance Camp. Aug. 10-14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No Limits Studio McKinleyville, 1547 Pickett Road. Ages 7-11. This Hollywood-themed camp is designed for dancers with one year of dance experience (at a beginning level or higher). Dancers will explore tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet Hollywood style. For more details, call 825-0922 or visit the "summer" page of nolimitsdanceacademy.com $120.

V.I.P. (Very Important Princesses or Princes) Dance Camp. July 13-17, 10 a.m.-noon. No Limits Studio McKinleyville, 1547 Pickett Road. Ages 3-4. Explore the world of tap, jazz, hip-hop and ballet as a V.I.P. Each day's music, dance, art, activities and fun will all be based on this fun theme. For more details, call 825-0922 or visit the "summer" page of nolimitsdanceacademy.com. $75.

V.I.P. (Very Important Princesses or Princes) Dance Camp. July 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. No Limits Studio McKinleyville, 1547 Pickett Road. Ages 5-6. Explore the world of tap, jazz, hip-hop and ballet as a V.I.P. Each day's music, dance, art, activities and fun will all be based on this fun theme. For more details, call 825-0922 or visit the "summer" page of nolimitsdanceacademy.com. $75.

Vocal Instruction. Countywide, Locations throughout Humboldt County, Humboldt. Expand vocal range, vocal agility/inflection, improve intonation/time, mic technique. Call Lin McPhillips at 822-5235. linmcphillips@suddenlink.net. Call for prices.

Woodworking Camp. June 22-26, 12-3 p.m. J Street Gym, 2500 J Street, Eureka. Beginning. Hands-on building a project. For kids who have completed fourth through sixth grades. To register or for more information, call 443-2957. Sponsored by First Covenant Church, Eureka. $40/week, includes supplies and lunch.

World Dance Camp #1. June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. All different types of dance from around the globe. Hoop dance, Belly dance, African dance, folk dances, jazz and more. Ages 6-12. $140/week, $33/day. www.redwoodraks.com. 616-6876.

World Dance Camp #2. Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. All different types of dance from around the globe. Ages 6-12. $140/week, $33/day. www.redwoodraks.com.

Woven Braid Rugs for Beginners. Sat., July 18, 2-4 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St. Suite D, Arcata. Ages 15 and up. Create a four-strand braided rug out of discarded fabrics. This class will teach techniques for preparing fabric, including demonstrations and hand-weaving your own beautiful, sturdy rug. 822-2452. $25 class, materials and instructions provided. www.scraphumboldt.org.

Yoga Camp for Teen Girls. Mondays-Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Tosha Yoga, 1251 9th Street-Upstairs in the Creamery Building, Arcata. A two-week yoga intensive for girls ages 12-18. This class will be a combination of meditation, yoga, philosophy, journaling and self-reflection (minimum 4 students). $200.

Young Creators Art Camp. June 29-July 3, 1-5 p.m., July 13-17, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 10-14, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 4-6. Games and activities for young creators with a focus on art projects. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Coastal Connections Summer Camp. Aug. 24-28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Ages 8-10. This week-long day camp program for connects participants to the diverse coastal habitats of the Samoa Peninsula, visiting beaches, dunes, wetlands and coastal forests while learning about nature and history. Campers record observations and reflect on their experiences through art and creative writing. This program emphasizes coastal stewardship, eco-friendly lifestyles and active living. Extended care is available for an additional fee. To sign up, stop by the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, or contact Friends of the Dunes at 444-1397 or suzie@friendsofthedunes.org. $150 ($125 for members & Manila residents).

Dune Detectives Summer Camp. July 20-24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Ages 5-7. This week-long, half-day camp program connects participants to the diverse coastal habitats of the Samoa Peninsula with visits to beaches, dunes, wetlands and coastal forests while learning about nature and history. Participants learn about animals and plants through games, songs and hands-on exploration. To sign up, stop by the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center or contact Friends of the Dunes at 444-1397 or suzie@friendsofthedunes.org. $100 ($80 for members & Manila residents).

Hometown Adventure Series Club. Sat., June 27, 12-1 p.m. Sequoia Park, 3414 W St., Eureka. Parks & Recreation staff are your personal tour guides leading groups to complete trivia, physical and media challenges. Youth must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Free. Sat., July 11, 12-1 p.m. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Meet with Parks & Recreation Staff as they serve as your personal tour guide and lead groups to complete the trivia, physical & media challenges from the Hometown Adventure Series! Youth must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Free.

Indian Valley Summer Camp. June 15-26. The Watershed Center, 98-B Clinic Ave, Hayfork. Ages 8-15. Outdoor day camp. Natural resource education through community collaborations. (Optional overnight trip week of June 29.) Free/donation. www.thewatershedcenter.com.. 530-628-4206.

Summer Zoo Camps. July 13-17, 9 a.m.-noon. Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka. Jr. Zookeepers From Pack to Pal July 13-17, 9am-12pm • Ages: 8-11 Cub Club Animal Buddies July 20-24, 9am-12pm • Ages: 5-7 Jr. Zookeepers Dinos To Dodos July 27-31, 9am-12pm • Ages: 8-11 Jr. Zookeepers Ride The Green Wave July 27-31, 1pm-4pm • Ages: 8-11 Cub Club Dino-Might! Aug. 3-7, 9am-12pm • Ages: 5-7 Jr. Zookeepers Weird Animal Science! Aug. 10-14, 9am-12pm • Ages: 8-11 Jr. Zookeepers Animedia Aug. 10-14, 1pm-4pm • Ages: 8-11 Cub Club Amazing Animals From A To Z Aug. 17-21, 9am-12pm • Ages: 5-7 TBA. www.sequoiaparkzoo.net.

Marine Science Summer Program. July 20-24 and Aug. 3-7. HSU Marine Laboratory, 570 Ewing St., Trinidad. July 20-24 session for ages 6-9, August 3-7 session for ages 10-12. A fun-filled day camp teaching children about the ocean and its inhabitants. Each day focuses on a different marine topic with educational activities such as tide pooling, beach walks, arts and crafts and presentations. See webpage for brochure www2.humboldt.edu/marinelab. $50/day or $175 for full camp.

Marsh Explorers Science Camps. June 15-19, 1-5 p.m., June 29-July 3, 1-5 p.m., July 13-17, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 10-14, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Ages 7-9. Investigate the natural world with weekly experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. June 15-19: Natural Cycles and Seasonal Changes; June 29- July 3: Discovering Diversity: Understanding Marshland; Habitats; July 13-17: Native Ways of Life; Aug. 10-14: Resilient Communities. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Natural History Museum Summer Program. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HSU Natural History Museum, 1242 G St., Arcata. The Natural History Museum is open to kids all summer long at its new location from Tuesday through Saturday with short activities and programs (time and date TBA).

Nature Strollers. Sat., June 13, 10-11 a.m. and Sat., July 11, 10-11 a.m. Hikshari' Trail, Truesdale Street (west end), Eureka. Ages 0-5 and parent/guardian. Walk, explore and spend the morning enjoying the scenery. Read a story relating to the day's adventure before taking a stroll. Heavy rain cancels. 441-4244. www.eurekaparksandrecreation.com Free.

Pal Camp. Mondays-Fridays. Discovery Museum's Pal Camp, 1 Pacific Lumber Camp Road, Freshwater. Nine week-long day camps featuring a new theme each week and hands-on exploration of the natural world. Themes include Mad Scientist, Let's See What's Cooking, Wild Inspirations and more. Ages: 5-12 or entering kindergarten (campers); 13-17 (junior campers). When: 9:00am-4:30pm (extended care available for additional cost) Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 1-8:30pm on Thu., June 15-Aug. 14. 443-9694. www.discovery-museum.org. $175/week campers, $50/week junior counselors.

Wild Nights. Thu., June 11 and Thu., Aug. 13. Sequoia Park, 3414 W St., Eureka. All ages. A unique outdoor evening adventure that uncovers local nocturnal wildlife, such as bats, amphibians and more. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. A flashlight or headlamp is recommended. All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 441-4244. www.eurekaparksandrecreation.com. Kids free, adults $2.

Young Explorers Science Camp. June 22-26, 1-5 p.m., July 27-31, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 3-7, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Ages 4-6. Investigate the natural world with weekly experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. June 22-26: Web of Life July 27-31: Natural Cycles of Life Aug 3-7: Diverse Communities $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Adventure Camp. June 15-19, 1-5 p.m., June 29-July 3, 1-5 p.m., July 13-17, 1-5 p.m., Aug. 10-14, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 17-21, 1-5 p.m. Redwood Park, top of 14th Street, Arcata. Ages 10-14. Adventure Seekers gain lifelong skills while challenging their individual limits: wilderness survival, tracking, navigation and orienteering, fire safety and cooking and adventure prep. Each week offers new activities and adventures. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. June 15-19: Wilderness Survival; June 29 - July 3: Tracking; July 13-17: Navigation and Orienteering; Aug. 10-14: Fire Safety and Cooking; Aug. 17-21: Adventure Prep. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Arcata Community Pool. June 16-Aug. 21, 1-4 p.m. Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th St. Ages 6 months and up. Swimming, kayak lessons, recreation, lap swimming, group lessons and lifeguard certification classes. 822-6801. www.arcatapool.com. $7 adult, $4.50 youth (under 18), 3 and under free with paying adult.

Arcata Tennis Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 20-24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 27-31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Larson Park, 901 Grant Ave., Arcata. Ages 5-14. 616-4781. www.humboldttennisclub.com $95/week.

Basketball Camp. June 22-26, 12-3:30 p.m. J Street Gym, 2500 J Street, Eureka. Learn fundamentals and play basketball. For kids who have completed fourth through sixth grades. To register or for more information, call 443-2957. Sponsored by First Covenant Church, Eureka. $40/week, includes supplies and lunch. 443-2957.

Basketball Jones Hoop Camp. June 15-19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Freshwater School, 75 Greenwood Heights Drive, Eureka. Aug. 24-28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Ages 6-15. For any young basketball player who is looking to improve their basketball game. Meets the needs of all skill levels for any boy or girl. All camps are 40 hours of instruction and insight. Online registration at www.basketballjonescamps.com. (7:30 a.m. early drop in Eureka if you need it). $255.

Blue Lake Youth Basketball Camp. Prasch Hall, 312 Railroad Ave., Blue Lake. Camp focuses on skills of the game. Grades 2-5 and Grades 6-12. Blue Lake Parks and Recreation, 668-5655. www.bluelake.ca.gov (SAA-0828). Call for fees.

BMX Summer Camp. June 21-Aug. 21. RampArt Skatepark, 700 South G St., Arcata. Ages 6-14. Pads, helmet, and own equipment are required. For more information and registration forms, visit the skate park, call 826-0675 or visit www.rampartskatepark.org. $129/week or $35/day. Discounts for RampArt members.. rampartskatepark.org.

Coed Summer Youth Basketball Program. June 23-Aug. 6. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Boys and girls entering third through eighth grades meet one evening per week to play a basketball game. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. $35 resident, $40 nonresident.

Coed Summer Youth Flag Football program. Mon., June 1. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. June 2015. Boys and girls entering third through eighth grades meet one afternoon per week to play a flag football game. $48 entire session, $10 drop-in fee.

Coed Woodbat Softball League. Aug. 2-Oct. 4. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Games played Sunday afternoons at the Hiller Sports Complex softball field. Twelve player minimum. $50 resident, $55 nonresident.

Eureka Summer Tennis Camps. Eureka Indoor Tennis Club, 3699 Edgewood Road. All ages and skill levels encouraged. Two-week sessions. Monday-Thursday. Ages 6-8 (beginner) 11 a.m-11:55 p.m. Ages 9-12 (intermediate) noon-12:55 p.m. Ages 13-18 (advanced) 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Camps are taught by certified tennis instructors and consist of fun games, activities and instruction on improving skills on and off the tennis court. Call Casey at 498-9089 or 442-1040. $110 for ages 6-12, $150 for 13-18, sibling discount.

Eureka Tennis Camp. June 22-26, 1-5 p.m., June 29-July 3, 1-5 p.m., July 20-24, 1-5 p.m. and July 27-31, 1-5 p.m. Highland Park, 100 Highland Ave., Eureka. Ages 5-14. 616-4781. www.humboldttennisclub.com $95/week.

Far North Climbing Gym's Summer Youth Climbing Camp. June 22-27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 6-10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 7-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 20-24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Far North Climbing Gym, 10th and K streets, Arcata. Ages 6-14. For more information, call 826-9558. $300.

Father's Day on the Bay. Sun., June 21, 1-3 p.m. Halvorsen Park, Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Free fishing class. All fathers/father–figures welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 441-4244. Free.

Hoop at Night Drop-in Basketball. Sun., June 7, 7-10 p.m. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Drop-in basketball for adults. Sundays at the McKinleyville Activity Center. $3 per player.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center's Kids Camp. July 6-10, July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 8-12. Each day campers get out on the water on kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards to learn safe paddling skills as well as a respect for the wonderful marine environment that we have in the Humboldt Bay. Land games and crafts will be integrated into each day at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. 443-4222. Humboldt.edu/centeractivities. $200 (includes all paddling equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets, and a healthy snack each day.).

Humboldt Swim Club. Humboldt Swim Club, P.O. Box 101, Bayside. Love to Swim? Humboldt Swim Club is fun, supportive fitness for boys and girls ages 6-18. For tryout information, contact Coach Kelly at 267-SWIM or visit www.hscswim.org.

Junior Sailing School. July 20-24 and Aug. 17-21. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 8-13. Campers learn to sail on Humboldt Bay. The camp is partnered up with the Humboldt Yacht Club to teach basic skills for sailing small craft boats. Campers learn boat rigging, points of sail, capsize recovery, boat handling skill, and more on lasers and pico sailboats with a motorized safety boat present. The intermediate session builds on skills learned in the first week and introduces more advanced sailboats. Beginners: Jul. 20-24. Intermediate: Aug. 17-21. Note: Intermediate session is combined with the teen sailing week. 443-4222. humboldt.edu/centeractivities. $175 (all sailing equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets and a healthy snack each day).

Kicks & Tricks SK8 Festival. Sat., July 25, 1-4 p.m. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Open to youth and adults. Featuring skateboard demos, live music, vendors, food and more. There will be a youth skateboard competition for youth ages 5-17, all skill levels welcome. 441-4244. TBA.

KinderSports T-Ball. July 11-Aug. 15. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Ages 2-5. Call 839-9003 for more information. $55 resident, $60 nonresident.

Little Kickers Soccer. Fridays, 11:15 a.m.-noon. Eureka Muni, 1120 F St. Ages 5-7. Ball control, dribbling and passing skills are emphasized through engaging games and activities. This beginner class is for kids looking to learn new skills and have fun. $30.

Mad Skillz Soccer Camp. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon and June 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon. Arcata Sports Complex, 321 Community Park Way. July 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon. Veteran's Park, Gower Lane, Willow Creek. July 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon. Hiller Park, 795 Hiller Road, McKinleyville. Ages 4-14. Soccer basics and skill improvement. Week-long sessions. Campers must be registered for 2014 or 2015 with MRYSL, HYSL, or ERVYSL to be eligible. 822-3333. www.mrysl.com $105 (includes T-Shirt and new soccer ball).

Moonstone Beach Surf Camp. June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Ages 8 and up. Water enthusiasts of all levels learn the aquatic skills necessary for all types of surfing while being immersed in lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette and beach and ocean awareness. 822-5099. www.moonstonebeachsurfcamp.com $195 for a full four-day session.

Multi-Sport Camps. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon . Humboldt Bay Rowing Association, Corner of 16th and H St., Arcata. Ages 11-18. Spend mornings on Humboldt Bay kayaking, rowing, playing soccer, ultimate frisbee and more! Tips and techniques to enhance performance in all sports. 2-WEEK CAMPS • June 22-July2 • August 10-20 • July 20-30 (tentative) $350/session.

Multi-Venture Teen Program. July 6-10. HSU Student Recreation Center, Humboldt State University (1 Harpst Street), Arcata. Ages 14-17. For the older camper who enjoys the thrills of Aquatics Camp, but is ready for a new twist. Enjoy an exciting week of team building activities, climbing on a rock wall and surfing. Head out to Ruth Lake for two nights under the stars and days filled with kayaking, canoeing, sailing and stand up paddling galore. 826-3357. Humboldt.edu/centeractivities. $315 (includes camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday's dinner).

North Coast Aikido. North Coast Aikido, 890 G St, Arcata. Ages 6-18. Nonviolent, noncompetitive martial arts. Physical conditioning, self-confidence, self-defense and fun. See website for details and prices. 826-9395. info@northcoastaikido.org. www.northcoastaikido.org. info@northcoastaikido.org. www.northcoastaikido.org. 826-9395.

Pee Wee Sports Camp. June 15-19, 1-5 p.m., July 6-10, 1-5 p.m., Aug. 10-14, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 17-21, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 4-6. Young athletes are invited to learn the basic hand-eye coordination and prerequisite skills for a myriad of active sports. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Roller Skating. Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m. Eureka Muni, 1120 F St. Featuring both roller blades and old-fashioned roller skates for all ages. Have fun with your kids or just relax while they work out their energy. 441-4248. www.eurekaparksandrecreation.com. $4.50/youth, $5.25/adults.

Roller Skating, blue lake. Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Blue Lake Roller Rink, 312 S. Railroad St. All ages. Drop-in roller skating. Blue Lake Parks and Recreation, 668-5932. bluelake.ca.gov. $5.

Skate Camp. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 22-26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 6-10, 1-5 p.m., July 13-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 3-7, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Skate Park, 900 Sunset Ave. Ages 6-14. Youth of all skill levels can learn how to be safe and have fun at our local skate park. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. June 15-19 (Ages 6-14) June 22-26 (Ages 6-9) July 13-17 (Ages 6-9) July 6-10 (Ages 6-14 years) Aug. 3-7 (Ages 6-14years) $95/week (add $10 for non-resident).

Summer Gymnastics. June 15-July 17 and July 20-Aug. 22. Judo Hut, 800 F Street, Arcata. Ages 15 months-18 years. Arcata Recreation offers two gymnastics programs for a wide variety of age and skill levels. At Judo Hut or Arcata Community Center (age group dependant). 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. Varies.

Summer Horse Camps. Field of Dreams Farm, 665 Spruce Ave, Trinidad. Riding and horse activities. All ages/levels, amazing horses and staff. Call for dates appropriate for your child (June, July, Aug.). 677-0651.

Teen Hiking and Backpack Program. July 13-17. HSU Student Recreation Center, Humboldt State University (1 Harpst Street), Arcata. Ages 14-17. This program focuses on backcountry skills to get your teen started in the lifetime pursuit of backpacking. During the week, kids learn basics of outdoor travel, backcountry cooking, map and navigation skills, and proper gear before heading to the Lost Coast for a beach campout on Wednesday night. The focus will be on gear, safety, and Leave No Trace environmental ethics. Teens will have plenty of opportunities to create new friendships and finish out the week with an overnight backpacking trip along the Lost Coast. 826-3357. Humboldt.edu/centeractivities. $315 (includes Instructional staff, transportation, backpacking equipment, permit & camping fees, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday's dinner).

Teen Strength and Conditioning Program. Mondays-Thursdays, 1-3 & 5-7 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays, 1-3 & 5-7 p.m. HSU Student Recreation Center, Humboldt State University (1 Harpst Street), Arcata. Open to all teen athletes, this program includes exclusive, individualized training in the areas of plyometrics, speed development, strength development, power development, agility, Olympic lifting and flexibility. 826-4197. humboldt.edu/centeractivities $80 (fee includes optional workout days on Fridays).

Teen Surf Program. Aug. 3-7. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Ages 14-17. For the ocean-minded teen. All skill levels are welcome. This week consists of group and individual surf instruction, ocean safety and awareness, team building activities and plenty of saltwater action. It also includes a two-night campout near Crescent City. 826-3357. Humboldt.edu/centeractivities. $315 (includes Instructional staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday's dinner).

Toddler Soccer. Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Adorni Recreation Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 2-4. Children will develop motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids. Uses a variety of fun games to engage toddlers in early athletic development. 441-4244. www.eurekaparksandrecreation.com. $30. www.ci.eureka.ca.gov.

Tri-Kids Triathlon. Sun., June 7. Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th St. Ages 7-18. 496-0257. Trikids.com. TBA.

Yoga in the Park. Sat., Aug. 29, 9-10 a.m. Halvorsen Park, Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Free.

Youth Aquatics Camp. June 29-July 3, July 13-17 and Aug. 10-14. Stone Lagoon Visitor Center, 115336 Highway 101, Trinidad. Ages 10-14. This camp offers a variety of aquatic skills for campers of all skill levels, including flatwater kayaking, canoeing, surfing, stand up paddling and sailing. Our staff also teaches water safety and environmental education and promotes positive group development. Activities at Stone Lagoon, Moonstone Beach and Big Lagoon. 443-4222. humboldt.edu/centeractivities. $285. Ask about daily rates (fee includes camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks, and food for the camp out beginning with Thursday's dinner).

Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. Mondays-Fridays. North Coast Self Defense Academy, 820 N St., Arcata. Kids learn self defense, get in shape, make friends and have fun. Ages 6-10 Mondays and Wednesdays, Ages 11-14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and an all youth class on Fridays. 822-6278. Please visit info@northcoastselfdefense.com for complete schedule and times.

Youth Climbing Program. June 22-25 and July 13-16. HSU Student Recreation Center, Humboldt State University (1 Harpst Street), Arcata. Instructors teach essential climbing techniques, safety checks, knot tying, belaying and clear communication. Days will include team building challenges and games to help build climbing skill and knowledge, agility, self-esteem, responsibility and confidence. An optional outdoor climbing day at Moonstone Beach can be added on the Saturday following camp. Ages: 6-9 years old Session I: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. (optional Sat. outdoor climbing day); 10-13 years old 1-4 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. (optional Sat. outdoor climbing day). Session II: 10-13 years old 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (optional Sat. outdoor climbing day); 6-9 years old 1-4 p.m., Mon.–Thurs. (optional Sat. outdoor climbing day). 826-4197. humboldt.edu/centeractivities. 130, $35 for the optional Saturday outdoor climbing day open to everyone.

Youth Jujitsu. Mondays, Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Judo Hut, 800 F Street, Arcata. Ages 9-16. This is a traditional self defense martial arts class consisting of escapes, locks, striking, throwing and grappling. Beginning to advanced, all are welcome. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $25 (2 days/week for 1 month) (Add $10/month for non-resident).

Youth Samurai. Mondays, Thursdays. Judo Hut, 800 F Street, Arcata. Ages 5-9. Beginning martial arts training taught in a high-energy class using games with martial concepts and focus on strength, balance and coordination. Level 1: 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Level 2: 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 822-7091. www.cityofarcata.org/rec. $20 (2 days/week for 1 month) (Add $10/month for non-resident).

Youth Surf Camp. July 20-24. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Ages 9-14 Surf's up for a camp geared toward both new and veteran campers. Participants enjoy both group and individual instruction on their choice of bodyboard or surfboard. Also offered during this fwive-day camp are ocean safety and awareness, as well as positive group and personal development. At Moonstone Beach, College Cove, Crescent City and Jedidiah Smith State Park. 826-3357. humboldt.edu/centeractivities. $285. Ask about daily rates (camp staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Thursday's dinner).

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