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Summer of Fun! 

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

NORTH STAR QUEST CAMP
Description: Adolescent girl campers sing songs, swim in the river, and enjoy fun and enlightening workshops like Clowning, Belly Dancing, and Women's Health. Scholarships available.
Ages: Grades 6-8.
When: Session 1: July 31-Aug. 4; Session 2: ?Aug. 7-11.
Where: Mattole Camp and Retreat Center,
36841 Mattole Road, Petrolia.
Cost: $550 (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Contact: 633-4522.
Website: www.northstarquest.org


LOST COAST CAMP
Description: Ropes challenge course, cooperative games, swimming and backpacking. Arts and crafts time. Costume Party. Learn self-esteem, independence and group living skills.
Ages: 5-15 depending on the session.
When: Ranch and Wild Camp (ages 8-11) June 26-July 3; River and Adventure Camp (ages 8-11) July 5-12; Performing Arts Camp (ages 11-13) July 14-23; Teen Back Pack Trip (ages 13-15) July 26-Aug. 2.
Where: Petrolia. Pickups available in northern and southern Humboldt.
Cost: Varies per session. Many scholarships ?are available.
Contact: 629-3547
Website: www.lostcoastcamp.org


TRIUMPHANT LIFE CAMP

Description: Activities include paintball, arts and crafts, climbing wall, team building challenge course, zip line, swimming pool activities, disc golf, river swimming, nature hikes, basketball, baseball, volleyball and campfires.
Ages: Grades 4-12 depending on camp.
When: 4 p.m. Sun. to 4 p.m. Fri. Grades 4-5, July 10- July 15; Grades 6-7, July 17- July 22; Grades 8-9, July 24-July 29, Grades 10-12, ?July 31-Aug. 5.
Where: Triumphant Life Camp on Highway 36, 10 miles beyond Bridgeville.
Cost: $235/$265 after June 3.
Contact: 445-2267.
Website: www.tlc-camp.org.


BLUE SLIDE CAMP

Description: Faith-building outdoor overnight summer camp. Relaxation, celebration, singing, swimming and prayer.
Ages: Entering 4th-12 grade.
When: July 17-22.
Where: On the banks of the Mad River in Maple Creek.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 445-3453.
E-mail: ncsrfmom@yahoo.com
Website: www.blueslidecamp.org


CAMP LIVING WATERS
Description: Crafts, swimming, outdoor games.
Ages: Various
When: July 17-22
Where: Cookson Ranch, 22 miles east of the Highway 101/299 interchange.
Cost: $175
Contact: 822-4102
Website: www.stalbansarcata.org


YMCA CAMP RAVENCLIFF
Description: Beautiful, natural setting for summer and family camp.
Ages: 7-13, 13-15 (Teen Camp)
When: Jul. 3-31. Various camps.
Where: Camp Ravencliff, Redway
Cost: Varies. See website.
Contact: ravencliff.ymcaeastbay.org


INDIAN VALLEY SUMMER CAMP
Description: Natural resource education? through community collaborations. Free ?day camp. Daily meals/transportation/?activities included.
Ages: Session 1: 8-10; ?Session 2: 11-15.
When: Session 1: June 20-July 1; Session 2: July 11-22.
Where: Hayfork, Trinity County.
Cost: Call for pricing.
Contact: 407-5036.


ARCATA CHILDREN'S CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM
Description: Field trips, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts and weekly swimming at Arcata Pool.
Ages: school age kids
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jun. 13-Aug. 26.
Where: Arcata Children's Center, 1480 Janes Rd.
Cost: Free or reduced pricing for eligible families
Contact: 822-1423


GRIZZLY CREEK CAMP

Description: Easter Seals sponsored camping for teens and adults with special needs. Birding, hiking, fishing, kayaking.
Ages: 15-55.
When: Aug 14-20.
Where: Grizzly Creek Camp, Plumas County.
Cost: Call for details.
Contact: 584-1443
E-mail: awright@noca.easterseals.com

BOYS and GIRLS CLUB OF ?THE REDWOODS
Description: Club House, a drop-in program with arts and crafts, recreation, cooking, field trips. Supervised by staff.
Ages: 6-12.
When: Noon-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Where: 3117 Prospect Ave., Eureka.
Cost: Call for pricing.
Contact: 442-9142.
Website: www.bgcredwoods.org.


SUMMER LEAP PROGRAM

Description: Helps youth discover the outdoors via rock climbing, whitewater rafting, challenge course, and backpacking activities.
Ages: K-12
When: Varies depending on type of trip requested.
Where: 3015 J St., Eureka
Contact: 441-1030
E-mail: summerleap@yahoo.com


NORTH COAST PARENTS
Description: Support group for parents of babies, toddlers and preschool aged children. Reduced fee gymnastics, craft times, cooking with kids, park days, Madaket boat cruise and pony rides.
Ages: 0-5 yrs.
When: Activities vary. Check online.
Where: Locations vary.
Cost: $20 to join for summer.
Contact: 440-8034
Website: www.northcoastparents.org


CAMP RYAN

Description: Sports, games, arts and crafts, drama, field trips and special events.
Ages: 5-12.
When: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. June 20-Aug. 12.
Where: Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J. St., Eureka.
Cost: $105/week, half-days $85/week.
Contact: 268-1844.
Website: www.adornicenter.com.


MOUNT HERMON KIDDER CREEK CAMP
Description: High-adventure program features rafting, horseback riding and high mountain adventures.
Ages: Grades 2-12.
When: Various sessions from June-August.
Where: Kidder Creek, in Scott Valley near Yreka.
Cost: Call for details.
Contact: (888) 642-2677.
Website: www.mounthermon.org.


LEADERS-IN-TRAINING
Description: Dynamic leadership-based training program for teens.
Ages: 13-17.
When: June 20-Aug. 12.
Where: Carson Park, Sequoia Park and John Ryan Youth Center, Eureka.
Cost: $45/week.
Contact: 441-4224.
Website: www.adornicenter.com.


CAMP CARSON

Description: Sports, games, arts and crafts, drama, field trips and special events.
Ages: 5-12.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. June 20-Aug. 12.
Where: Carson Park, Carson and Buhne sts. Eureka.
Cost: Free.
Contact: 441-4224.
Website: www.adornicenter.com.


F.U.N. PLAY CENTER

Description: Safe place for families to meet while offering kids their first play experience.
Ages: 0-5.
When: 9:15-11:45 a.m. Mon. and Wed. (ongoing).
Where: Adorni Center, Eureka.
Cost: $3 drop-in or $25 10-visit pass.
Contact: 268-1844.
Website: www.adornicenter.com.


REDWOOD and RIVERS KIDS CAMP

Description: River activities supervised by trained, certified instructors. Four days of rafting and structured activities focusing on teamwork, leadership, outdoor skills and wilderness safety.
Ages: 11-17.
When: July 17-21.
Where: Call for more information.
Cost: $400 includes all meals, equipment, camping and river fees.
Contact: 1-800-429-0090.nor


ARCATA RECREATION DIVISION

Description: Numerous classes and camps including gymnastics, exercise classes, drop-in sports, art and cooking.
Ages: Toddlers to teens, depending on program.
When, Where, Cost: Varies according to program.
Contact: 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


REDWOOD PARK DAY CAMP

Description: Games, art, cooking, fieldtrips, swimming and more.
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 13-Aug. 19.
Where: Redwood Park Lodge.
Cost: $120 per week/$85 per week for half day. (Add $10 for non-resident.)
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


SUMMER FUN and KIDDIE KAMP

Description: Skating, movies, water day, field trips, games, arts and crafts and much more.
Ages: Summer Fun for graduating 1st through graduating 8th graders and Kiddie Kamp for ages 4-graduating kindergartners.
When: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 20-Aug. 26.
Where: Rohner Park, Fortuna
Cost: $90/week, $20/day, $15/half day (7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-5:30 p.m.). Discounts for multiple sessions, siblings.
Contact: Fortuna Parks and Recreation 725-7620.


CAMP PERIGOT

Description: Sports, arts and crafts, outdoor education, games, cooking, field trips, skating and theatrical performances.
Ages: 5-13.
When: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 12
Where: Perigot Park, Blue Lake.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 668-5932. knewman@bluelake.ca.gov
Website: www.bluelake.ca.gov


EUREKA RECREATION
Description: Refer to Camp Ryan, Carson and Leader-In-Training Camps. Numerous classes and camps available at Adorni Center.
Ages: Depends on program.
When: Depends on program.
Where: Adorni Center, Eureka.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center 441-4224.
Website: www.adornicenter.com.


McKINLEYVILLE PARKS and RECREATION
Description: Day camp program with full and half day options includes games, arts, crafts, cooking and drama.
Ages: 6-12.
When: June 20-Aug. 19.
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Contact: 839-9003.
Website: www.mckinleyvillecsd.com


KEET-TV KIDS CLUB
Description: See a clip of PBS Kids, read a story and do art projects. Plus, each family gets a free book.
Ages: 2-8 with parents.
When: First Saturday of every month. Noon-2 p.m. June 4, July 2 and Aug. 6.
Where: Morris Graves Museum, 636 F St., Eureka.
Cost: Free.
Contact: 442-0278.
E-mail: rebecca@humboldtarts.org.


HUMBOLDT COUNTY LIBRARY
Description: Various reading programs, KEET-TV's Ready to Learn, storytimes, film screenings, workshops. Reading is fun!
Ages: All ages.
When: Various time and dates. Call for details.
Where: Branches in Eureka, Fortuna, Arcata, Blue Lake, Willow Creek, McKinleyville, Hoopa, Garberville, Rio Dell.
Cost: Free!
Website: co.humboldt.ca.us/library
Contact: 269-1918.

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

DELL'ARTE PHYSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE
Description: Intensive, fun training in physical theater.
When: June 27-July 22
Where: Dell'Arte, Blue Lake.
Cost: $1525
Contact: 668-5663.
Website: www.dellarte.com


DELL'ARTE GRAND GUIGNOL
Description: The theatre of terror and laughter.
When: June 20-24.
Where: Dell'Arte, Blue Lake.
Cost: $475
Contact: 668-5663.
Website: www.dellarte.com


DELL'ARTE MASK MAKING AND PERFORMANCE
Description: Teaches papier mache mask making techniques as well as how the mask and the performer meet.
When: Aug. 1-12.
Where: Dell'Arte, Blue Lake.
Cost: $825.
Contact: 668-5663.
Website: www.dellarte.com


FERNDALE REPERTORY THEATRE
Description: Theater classes and improv games culminate in a live performance.
Ages: 7-18.
When: June-July. Call for dates.
Cost: $95 for 4-week course. Scholarships available.
Contact: 786-5483.
Website: www.ferndale-rep.org


SEQUOIA CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP
Description: A unique opportunity to study and perform at least four different works with four different chamber groups, improve their abilities and make friends ?for life.
Ages: 12-20.
When: Session 1: June 12-18, Session 2: June 19-25.
Where: HSU Campus.
Cost: 1 week $400, 2 weeks $770. Scholarships and financial aid available. Housing available for additional cost.
Contact: David Filner, director, 415-938-7839.
Website: sequoiachambermusic.org.


REDWOOD COAST INSTITUTE ?BAND CAMP
Description: Woodwind, brass and percussion players. Ends with community concert.
Ages: Entering grade 7-11.
When: Aug. 8-12.
Where: Location varies.
Contact: 822-7917
E-mail: mcfamily@suddenlink.net
Website: www.redwoodcoast.org


SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS
Description: Private lessons, beginning to advanced jazz improvisation and technique.
Ages: All ages.
When: Ongoing.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Susie Laraine at 441-1343.


VOCAL INSTRUCTION
Description: Expand vocal range, vocal agility/inflection, improve intonation/time, mic technique, emphasis on Jazz.
Ages: All ages.
When: Ongoing.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Lin McPhillips 822-5235


BOOGIE PIANO WORKSHOP
Description: Learn blues, rock and improv in one jam-packed day. Basic piano knowledge required.
Ages: All ages (maximum of 6 people).
When: Ongoing.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Colleen Haining at 444-2756.


DANCE ALL SUMMER LONG
Description: Intermediate Modern dance class for teens with previous ballet, jazz or modern dance background
Ages: 12-18
When: Ongoing, Mon, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Pan Arts Studio, 1049 C Samoa., Arcata
Cost: $10/class
Contact: 707 601-1151
E-mail: bhossack@internews.org


NORTH COAST DANCE
Description: Featuring zumba, hip hop, jazz, hula, samba, ballroom/swing, modern, line dancing, creative movement and belly dance.
Ages: Ages 5-7 (session 1), 8-13 (session 2)
When: Aug. 1-5 (session 1) Aug. 8-12 (session 2).
Where: North Coast Dance, 426 F St., Eureka.
Cost: $99/week.
Contact: 442-7779.
Website: www.northcoastdance.org


SUMMER BALLET CAMPS
Description: Children enjoy a ballet class, story and art projects centered around the theme of the week. The camp will culminate with an informal performance.
Ages: 5-10.
When: Swan Lake June 20-24; A Midsummer Nights Dream Aug 22-26.
Where: The Upper Studio 2212 Jacoby Creek Rd.
Contact: 633- 4303
E-mail: heathersorter@hotmail.com


SUMMER DANCE CAMP FOR KIDS

Description: Dance class with Erin Fernandez, Julie Ryman and guest instructors. All levels of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Latin Dance.
Ages: 4 and up.
When: July 25-Aug. 5. Call for times.
Where: Common Grounds Community Center and New Alliance Studio, Arcata.
Cost: $8 reg. fee and weekly rates or $10 drop-in.
Contact: Erin, 822-8408.
E-mail: info@DanceWithErin.com.


BELLY DANCE CLASSES
Description: Learn the basics of belly dancing.
Ages: Teens-adults
When June 20-Aug. 6.
Where: Redwood Raks, Arcata.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Shoshanna, 616-6876.
Website: shoshannaland.com


NO LIMITS BEGINNING DANCE CLASSES
Description: Have fun learning the basics of dance as well as a performance routine.
Ages: 6-9.
When: July 11-15, July 18-22. Call for specific times class info.
Where: 1093 10th Street Arcata.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Stacy 825-0922.
Website: nolimitstapandjazz.com


NO LIMITS Intermediate ?DANCE CLASSES
Description: Tap, jazz and hip hop classes for dancers with previous experience.
Ages: 10 and up.
When: Call for specific times class info.
Where: 1093 10th Street Arcata.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Stacy 825-0922.
Website: nolimitstapandjazz.com.


NO LIMITS TAP and JAZZ DANCE CAMP

Description: Camps include many styles of dancing including Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap and Jazz.
Ages: 6-9.
When: June 20-24, June 27-July 1. Call for specific times class info.
Where: 1547B Pickett Rd. Mckinleyville
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Stacy 825-0922.
Website: nolimitstapandjazz.com


YOUNG WRITERS' ACADEMY
Description: Week one: Digital Storytelling. Week two: Poetry Writing. Week three: Plays and Scripts.
Ages: Grades 4-9.
When: 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Fri. July 11-29.
Where: HSU campus, Founder's Hall.
Cost: $125 first week, $115 for additional weeks.
Contact: Redwood Writing Project, 826-5109.
Website: www.redwoodwp.org


FORTUNA YOUTH ARTS
Description: Drawing, painting, maskmaking and mixed media.
Ages: Various programs, 4-18
When: Thursdays. 10-11:30 a.m.; 11:30-1 p.m.; 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Call for location.
Cost: $60 per month.
Contact: 726-9048


YOUTH ART CAMP AT MORRIS GRAVES
Description: Youth engage with the museum's exhibits.
Ages: 5-6, 7-8, 9-12, 13 and up.
When: Session 1: "Exploring Fiber Arts," June 27-July 1; Session 2: "The Landscape Art," July 11-15
Where: Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F. St., Eureka.
Cost: $90 per week/$85 for Humboldt Arts Council Members.
Contact: 442-0278 x208.
Website: www.humboldtarts.org


TEEN ART
Description: 2-day intensive artist workshop.
Ages: 13-18.
When: Noon-5 p.m. June 25-26
Where: Morris Graves Museum, 636 F St., Eureka.
Cost: Free.
Contact: 442-0278 x201.


SECOND SATURDAY FAMILY ARTS DAY

Description: Offers activities for youth and families including performances, hands-on arts projects and interactive storytelling.
Ages: Children and families
When: Second Saturday of every month. 2-4 p.m. June 11, July 9, August 13
Where: Morris Graves Museum, 636 F St., Eureka.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Humboldt Arts Council, 442-0278 x201.


YOUNG CREATORS CAMP
Description: Games and activities with focus on art projects and an intro to theater.
Ages: 4-6.
When: 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. June 27-July 1, July 11-15, Aug. 1-5.
Where: Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park.
Cost: $85 per week/$95 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division, 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


ART CAMP
Description: Activities will explore visual and performing arts.
Ages: 7-14.
When: 1-5 p.m. Weekly June 20-24, July 5-8, July 18-22, July 25-29 and Aug. 8-12.
Where: Redwood Lounge, Rewood Park.
Cost: $85 per week/$95 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division, 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


SUMMER ARTS FOR KIDS
Description: Fine-art classes emphasizing drawing, painting, collage and 3-dimensional projects based on age and skill level. No previous experience is needed.
Ages: 6-12
When: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-noon.; July 18-21, July 25-28, Aug. 1-4.
Where: 517 Third St., Eureka.
Cost: $65/1 week, $105/2 weeks, $155/3 weeks.
Contact: 442-8413


CAMPS FOR KIDS: SEWING CAMP
Description: Sewing fun for kids.
Ages: Kids entering grades 4-6.
When: Noon-3:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12
Where: J St. Gym, First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka.
Cost: $35. Includes lunch and supplies.
Contact: 442-6774 or 443-2957.


CAMPS FOR KIDS: COOKING CAMP
Description: For aspiring young chefs.
Ages: Kids entering grades 4-6.
When: Noon-3:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12
Where: J St. Gym, First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka.
Cost: $35. Includes lunch and supplies.
Contact: 442-6774 or 443-2957.


KIDS CRAFTS WORKSHOPS

Description: Crafting for kids including tee juice markers, needle felting, beginning knitting and more.
Ages: 8+
When: June 28-July 1, July 26-29, Aug. 23-26.
Where: Origin Design Lab, 418 2nd St., Eureka.
Cost: $80, plus $20 material fee per session.
Contact: 497-6237.


Nature & Science


NATURAL RESOURCES SCIENCE CAMP

Description: Science experiments, exploration & projects, team building activities, games, field trips, unique access to HSU faculty and labs and more.
Ages: 9-12.
When: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5.
Where: HSU.
Cost: $155 per week/$165 non-resident.
Contact: Arcata Parks and Rec. 822-7091
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


MARSH EXPLORERS CAMP
Description: Investigate the natural world with weekly experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning.
Ages: 7-9
When: 1-5 p.m., June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, and August 1-5.
Where: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
Cost: $85 per week/$95 non-resident.
Contact: Arcata Parks and Rec. 822-7091
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


YOUNG EXPLORERS CAMP
Description: Investigate the natural world with weekly fun experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. Explore, discover and enjoy the "WOW" of science in your own backyard.
Ages: 4-6
When: 1-5 p.m., June 20-24, July 25-29 and August 8-12.
Where: Natural Resources Building at Humboldt State University
Cost: $85 per week/$95 non-resident.
Contact: Arcata Parks and Rec. 822-7091
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


PAL CAMP AT FRESHWATER PARK
Description: Eight week-long day camps featuring a new theme each week and hands-on exploration of the natural world. Themes include Underwater Adventure, Let's See What's Cooking, Global Explorations and more. Optional sleepover Thurs. night for kids grades 4 and up.
Ages: 5-12.
When: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (extended care available for additional cost) Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 1-8:30 p.m. on Thurs., June 20-Aug 12.
Where: Freshwater Park, Freshwater.
Cost: $150 per week.
Contact: 443-9694.
Website: www.discovery-museum.org


WILD IN THE CITY
Description: Learn about the plants and animals in and around our neighborhood while playing games, making crafts, and singing songs.
Ages: 6-9.
When: June 27-July 1
Where: HSU Natural History Museum & daily outings to natural settings
Cost: $170.
Contact: 826-4479.


COASTAL CONNECTIONS
Description: Explore amazing habitats such as beaches, dunes, wetlands, and mudflats while learning about the animals and plants that live there through games, crafts and hands-on exploration.
Ages: 8-11.
When: July 11-15.
Where: Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Cost: $170.
Contact: 826-4479.


REDWOOD RANGERS
Description: Learn about the birds, plants, trees and mammals of the coast redwood forest through games, art projects and exciting hands-on activities.
Ages: 6-9, 10-13.
When: July 18-21, July 25-28
Where: Arcata Community Forest.
Cost: $95.
Contact: 826-4479.


GO TEAM GREEN

Description: Find out how to help the Earth and join Team Green where you'll practice being an energy officer and litter getter.
Ages: 4-5, 6-8.
When: June 20-24.
Where: HSU Natural History Museum & field trip.
Cost: $75/$95.
Contact: 826-4479.


SPACE ROCKS
Description: Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to explore your physical intuition by learning the astronomical features of our Solar System and the Universe.
Ages: 6-9.
When: July 11-15.
Where: HSU Natural History Museum
Cost: $95.
Contact: 826-4479.


TO THE STARS AND BEYOND
Description: Come learn about what makes stars shine and what they have in common with you.
Ages: 4-5.
When: July 18-22.
Where: HSU Natural History Museum
Cost: $75.
Contact: 826-4479.


WONDERING ABOUT WILDLIFE
Description: Investigate what a habitat is and what a habitat provides for organisms.
Ages: 4-5, 6-8.
When: July 25-29.
Where: HSU Natural History Museum
Cost: $75/$95.
Contact: 826-4479.


NATURE DETECTIVES
Description: Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to explore your physical intuition by learning the astronomical features of our Solar System and the Universe.
Ages: 4-5, 6-8.
When: Aug. 1-5.
Where: HSU Natural History Museum
Cost: $75/$95.
Contact: 826-4479.


JUNIOR ZOOKEEPERS: PANDAMONIUM

Description: Explore the amazing bamboo-eating Red and Giant Pandas, as well as their carnivorous relatives. Create enrichment for our Red Pandas.
Ages: 8-11
When: July 11-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


JUNIOR ZOOKEEPERS: ZOOMANIA
Description: Explore some of the most unusual critters in the Animal Kingdom and invent a bizarre animal or two!
Ages: 8-11
When: July 25-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


JUNIOR ZOOKEEPERS: ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY
Description: Explore the grossest of the gross! This is your chance to make fake blood, look at microscopic parasites, and check out animal scat.
Ages: 8-11
When: July 25-29, 1 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


JUNIOR ZOOKEEPERS: PLANET FOREST

Description: Some forests are so bizarre they seem to be from another planet. We'll discover unique forests and their inhabitants from around the world and create our very own "Planet Forest".
Ages: 8-11
When: August 8-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


JUNIOR ZOOKEEPERS: ARTS ALIVE ?ON THE WILDSIDE

Description: Create awesome animal-oriented projects and watch some zoo animals create art of their own.
Ages: 8-11
When: August 8-12, 1 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


CUB CLUB: PANDA PARTY

Description: Explore the world of pandas through learning-based play and crafts.
Ages: 5-7
When: July 18-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


CUB CLUB: JUNGLE SAFARI
Description: Put on your safari hat and travel the world searching for animals that live in tropical jungles, including Tamarins, Spider Monkeys, and Gibbons.
Ages: 5-7
When: August 1-5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


CUB CLUB: FOREST FRIENDS

Description: We'll meet animals that live high in the redwoods and that hide underground through creative exploration and hands on learning.
Ages: 5-7
When: August 15-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St, Eureka
Contact: 441-4217
E-mail: education@sequoiaparkzoo.net


CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Description: Daily Junior Ranger programs on natural and cultural history topics.
Ages: 7-12 for Junior Rangers.
When: Varies according to park.
Where: Call for times and locations, special events.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Visit website for the phone number at the park you wish to visit.
Website: www.nps.gov/redw

Sports, Athletics & Adventure


ARCATA COMMUNITY POOL

Description: Swim, kayak lessons, recreation, lap swimming, group lessons, Jr. Lifeguarding.
Ages: 6 months and up.
When: Summer schedule June 14-Sept. 10.
Where: Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th St.
Cost: General admission $6.50 adult, $4.50 youth (under 18), 3 and under free.
Contact: 822-6801.
Website: www.arcatapool.com


SUMMER YOUTH ?AQUATICS CAMP
Description: Camp includes indoor rock climbing, sailing, surfing, canoeing and kayaking.
Ages: 10-17.
When: 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m, M-F, July 18-22.
Where: Center Activities at HSU, Moonstone Beach, Big Lagoon
Cost: $329/week.
Contact: 826-3357.
Website: www.humboldt.edu/centeractivities


JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM

Description: Develop sailing skills and self-confidence in a safe and encouraging environment.
Ages: 8-14.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Session 1: June 27-July 1. Session 2: ?Aug. 8-12
Cost: $150/one week, $250/both weeks.
Contact: 839-1930.
Website: www.humboldtyachtclub.org.
SUMMER SWIM LESSONS
Description: Learn to swim in an outdoor pool.
When: Call for times.
Where: Baywood Country Club, Arcata
Contact: 822-3686 ext. 108
Website: www.baywoodgcc.com


ANNUAL MOONSTONE BEACH SURFCAMP
Description: Water enthusiasts of all levels will enjoyably learn the aquatic skill necessary for all types of surfing while being immersed in lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette and beach and ocean awareness.
Ages: 8 and up.
When: 4 sessions: June 20-24, July 5-8, July 18-22, Aug. 1-5, Aug. 8-12.
Where: Moonstone Beach.
Cost: $195 for a full four-day session.
Contact: 822-5099.
Website: www.moonstonebeachsurfcamp.com


SURF CAMP 2011
Description: Spend every day at the beach soaking up the experience of surfing. Wetsuit, board and instruction provided. Develop swimming and ocean safety skills. All levels welcome.
Ages: 6-18.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3 sessions: June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 25-29.
Where: Moonstone Beach.
Cost: $225 per session.
Contact: 834-2827.
E-mail: youth2surf@yahoo.com
Website: humboldtsurfschool.com


SUMMER YOUTH SURF CAMP

Description: Group and individual surf instruction on body boards and surfboards. Ocean safety and awareness, positive group and personal development.
When: Various classes throughout summer.
Where: Call for location.
Contact: Center Activities at HSU, 826-3357.


Website: www.humboldt.edu/centeractivities
YOUTH CLIMBING CAMP
Description: Group and individual surf instruction on body boards and surfboards. Ocean safety and awareness, positive group and personal development.
Ages: 6-9, 10-13, 14-17 age groups
When: Various times and dates depending on group. Check online.
Where: Humboldt State University's Student Rec Center Climbing Wall.
Cost: Check online.
Contact: 826-4197.
Website: www.humboldt.edu/centeractivities


SUMMER CLIMBING CAMP
Description: Learn climbing techniques, safety and build confidence.
Ages: 6-14.
When: Begins June 14 and runs through summer.
Where: Far North Climbing Gym, 10th and K sts., Arcata.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 826-9558.
Website: www.farnorthclimbinggym.com.


ADVENTURE CAMP
Description: Discover how to work as a team to design and build a raft and sail away, traverse low ropes course elements testing balance and problem solving, boulder at Far North Climbing Gym, climb a Redwood tree.
Ages: 10-14.
When: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 11-15.
Where: Redwood Park
Cost: $90/$100 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


LEARN TO ROW CLINIC FOR JUNIORS
Description: Learn basics of rowing, on and off the water. Limited to nine people so as much personal attention as possible. Swim test required. (Inquire at registration.)
Ages: 13-18.
When: 8-11 a.m. June 27-July 1.
Where: Adorni Center: HBRA/HSU Boathouse.
Cost: $150 per person.
Contact: 845-0686.
Website: www.hbra.org.


PEE WEE SPORTS CAMP
Description: Young athletes are invited to learn the basic hand-eye coordination and prerequisite skills for a myriad of active sports.
Ages: 4-6.
When: 1-5 p.m. June 13-17, July 5-8, 18-22, Aug 15-19.
Where: Arcata Community Center.
Cost: $85/$95 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: www.cityof?arcata.org/rec


HUMBOLDT CRABS BASEBALL CAMP
Description: Four-day sessions include coaching and instruction from players on the Crabs roster and Coach Wilson.
Ages: Boys and girls ages 8-14. Adv. Camp 12-15.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Session 1: June 13-17; session 2: June 20-24; session 3: June 27-July 1; session 4: July 18-22;
Where: Locations in Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna.
Cost: $85 per session. Includes T-shirt, ?season pass to Crabs home games and 10 adult tickets. Applications available at Crabs website.
Contact: 826-2333.
Website: www.humboldtcrabs.com.


CAMPS FOR KIDS: BASKETBALL CAMP
Description: Basketball skills including defense, dribbling, shooting, passing and rebounding.
Ages: Kids entering grades 4-6.
When: Noon-3:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12
Where: J St. Gym, First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka.
Cost: $35. Includes lunch and supplies.
Contact: 442-6774 or 443-2957.


MCKINLEYVILLE SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Description: Co-ed basketball league.
Ages: Grades 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th.
When: June 21-Aug. 4.
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Cost: $25/$30 non-resident. Add $10 after ?June 10.
Contact: McKinleyville Parks and Recreation 839-9003.


BASKETBALL JONES HOOP CAMPS

Description: Premiere basketball day camp.
Ages: 7-15.
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Session 1: July 18-22; Session 2: Aug. 1-5.
Where: Session 1: St. Bernards High School; Session 2: Freshwater Elementary.
Cost: $225 per week.
Contact: Basketball Jones Camp, 800-348-3803.
Website: www.basketballjonescamps.com


HSU BASKETBALL CAMPS
Description: Boys' and girls' day or overnight camps emphasizing fundamentals and sportsmanship. Competitions and game play.
Ages: Grades 2-12 (boys) and grades 4-12 (girls).
When: Boys: June 27-30. Girls: June 20-23.
Where: HSU.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: HSU Athletics, 826-3666.


SUMMER GYMNASTICS
Description: Arcata Recreation offers two gymnastics programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of age and skill levels.
Ages: 15 mos.-6 yrs., 7-18
When: June 13-July 15, July 18-Aug 19.
Where: Judo Hut and Arcata Community Center.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


YOUTH SAMURAI
Description: Beginning martial arts training taught in a high energy class using games with martial concepts, focus on strength, balance and coordination.
Ages: 5-9.
When: Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15-?6:15 p.m.
Where: Judo ?Hut, Arcata.
Cost: Call ?for prices.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: ?www.cityofarcata.org/rec


YOUTH JUJITSU

Description: Arcata Recreation offers two gymnastics programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of age and skill levels.
Ages: 9-16.
When: Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Where: Judo Hut, Arcata.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


HUSKY'S GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP

Description: Camp focuses on skills of the game needed to be successful.
Ages: Grades 2-5 and Grades 6-12.
When: 5-8 p.m. (Grades 2-9). Aug 1-4.
Where: Fortuna Union High School.
Cost: $50.
Contact: Fortuna Parks and Recreation 725-7620.


HSU GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMPS
Description: Skill development will be enhanced through competition and game-simulation drills as well as video analysis.
Ages: Grades 7-12.
When: July 17-20, day and overnight options available.
Where: HSU.
Cost: $325 or $425 for overnight campers.
Contact: 826-6017.


HSU YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP
Description: 8th annual football camp gives youth individual attention from college coaches. Emphasis on fundamental football skills, offensive and defensive sessions, conditioning and more.
Ages: 8-13.
When: 5-8 p.m. July 28-29.
Where: Redwood Bowl, HSU.
Cost: Call for details.
Contact: 826-5950.


HSU SOCCER CAMPS
Description: Soccer camps for a variety of ages.
Ages: Kids Camp (5-8); Youth Camp (9-14)
When: Aug. 2-5. Call for specific times.
Where: Redwood Bowl, HSU.
Contact: 826-3666.


HSU SOCCER ID CAMP
Description: Train and be seen by HSU ?coaching staff.
Ages: 14+
When: Aug. 5-7.
Where: Redwood Bowl, HSU.
Cost: $100
Contact: 826-3666.
HSU RUNNING CAMP
Description: Taught by Jim Hunt.
Ages: all ages.
When: Aug. 5-7.
Contact: 775-424-2429.


HSU STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SUMMER PROGRAM
Description: Train under coach Drew Petersen.
Ages: 13-18.
When: Two sessions: June 13-July 15 and ?July 18-Aug. 19.
Where: HSU Student Rec Center
Cost: $80 per session.
Contact: 826-4519.


SUMMER TENNIS LESSONS
Description: Come join the fun and learn how ?to play tennis!
Ages: 7 and up.
When: Times vary according to age group. Four sessions: June 13-23, June 27-July 7, July 7-11, July 25-Aug. 4.
Where: Larson Park, Arcata.
Cost: $40 per session/$50 non-resident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


NORTH COAST HWA RANG DO ACADEMY CLASSES

Description: Choose between basic training or "Warrior's Path" program.
Ages: 4-6, 7-12, 13+
When: 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays (ages 7-12); 3:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays (ages 4-6); 10 a.m. Saturdays (ages 13+)
Where: North Coast Hwa Rang Do Academy, Sunny Brae Shopping Center, Arcata
Cost: Call for pricing.
Contact: Instructor Daniel Perez, 822-4958
Website: www.hwarangdoarcata.com


SKATE CAMP

Description: Youth of all skill levels learn how to be safe and have fun at our local skate park.
Ages: 7-14.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, Aug. 1-5.
Where: Arcata Skate Park, Sunset Ave.
Cost: $85 per week/$95 for non-residents.
Contact: 822-7091
Website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec


ROLLER SKATING
Description: Many locations offer summer roller skating, including Fortuna, McKinleyville, Eureka and Blue Lake.
Ages: Depends on location.
When: All summer. (Fortuna public skate not offered during July and only on Fri. nights in Aug.)
Where: In Fortuna, Fireman's Pavilion; in McKinleyville, Activities Center; in Eureka, Municipal Auditorium; Blue Lake Roller Rink.
Cost: Depends on location.
Contact: Blue Lake Parks and Recreation, 668-5932; Eureka Parks and Recreation, 441-4223; Fortuna Parks and Recreation, 725-7620; McKinleyville Parks and Recreation, 839-9003.


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


TRIATHLON FOR KIDS
Description: 21st Annual. Individuals, three-person relay teams in the swim, bike and run events.
Ages: Ages 7-18.
When: June 5.
Where: Arcata Community Pool.
Cost: Pre-register before May 31: $25/individual, $42/team. Includes T-shirt. Scholarships available.
Contact: Karen, 826-9250.
Website: www.trikids.com.


HEALTHSPORT KIDS FIT CAMP
Description: Seven week-long camps with different themes each week.
Ages: 5-12
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $980 members/$1080 non-members
Contact: 822-3488


SPORTS AND MORE
Description: Active games such as soccer, basketball, running, walleyball, wiffleball, frisbee and more...Let's get a running start on summer!
Ages: 5-12
When: June 20- June 24
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $175 members/$195 non-members
Cost: 822-3488


GAMES, GAMES, GAMES
Description: Sports games, board games, card games, "Oh my!" Come join us for some mind and body exercises.
Ages: 5-12
When: June 27-July 1
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $175 members/$195 non-members
Contact: 822-3488


MUSIC AND FITNESS
Description: Hoops, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, belly dancing, break dancing and musical games will be just some of the choices offered this week.
Ages: 5-12
When: July 11- July 15
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $175 members/$195 non-members
Contact: 822-3488


HEALTHY FIT YOU
Description: Muscles, bones and brain. What keeps you healthy? Try different exercises, foods that keep you healthy and some jokes to lighten our spirits.
Ages: 5-12
When: July 18-July 22
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $175 members/$195 non-members
Contact: 822-3488


FOOD AND FUN
Description: Come and learn about what keeps our bodies healthy. Make some great lunches and snacks and end the week with a fun food festival.
Ages: 5-12
When: July 25-July 29
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $175 members/ $195 non-members
Contact: 822-3488


FITNESS FUN AND GAMES
Description: Strength and Conditioning, group games and core exercises. End the week with a run to Redwood Park complete with a picnic and game time.
Ages: 5-12
When: Aug. 8-12
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $175 members/$195 non-members
Contact: 822-3488


SUMMER WAVES
Description: Swimming, sun and water play. We will have swimming games, a mock swim meet for older kids and a Water Station Field Day for everyone.
Ages: 5-12
When: August 15-August 19
Where: Arcata HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata
Cost: $175 members/$195 non-members
Contact: 822-3488


KIDS YOGA CAMP
Description: Playful exploration of Yoga, arts and crafts.
Ages: 7-12.
When: 1-4 p.m., Aug. 1-5.
Where: Om Shala Yoga, 858 10th St., Arcata.
Cost: $95 per week.
Contact: 825-YOGA
Website: www.omshalayoga.com


NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION

Description: Physical conditioning, better health, self confidence and self defense.
Ages: 6-18
When: Ages 6-9: Monday 4-5 p.m.; Ages 10-12: Wednesday 4-5 p.m.; Teens: Mon. & Wed. 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: 890 G St. Arcata, CA
Cost: $40 per month
Contact: 826-9395
Website: northcoastaikido.org


FC SAMOA SOCCER ACADEMY
Description: Intensive clinics for your teams. Basic skills, goalkeeper skills, travel team training.
Ages: 7-12
When: June 27-Aug. 12. Various programs. See online.
Where: Depends on program.
Cost: Range from $80-$240. E-mail for more info.
Contact: mufc06@yahoo.com
Website: www.fcsamoa.com


KINDERSPORTS T-BALL
Description: Learn teamwork, rules of the game and the value of physical fitness.
Ages: 3-5
When: Saturdays, June 18-July 23.
Where: McKinleyville Activity Center
Cost: $45/$50 non-resident.
Contact: 839-9003


REDWOOD SOCCER CAMPS
Description: Soccer basics & skill improvement. Weeklong sessions.
Ages: 6-14.
When: 9 a.m.-noon. Mon.-Fri. Session 1: June 20-24, Session 2: June 27-July 1, Session 3: July 18-22, Session 4: Aug. 8-12.
Where: Arcata (sessions 1 & 2), McKinleyville (session 3 & 4)
Cost: $100 (includes new soccer ball), $85 (bring your own ball).
Contact: 822-3333.
Website: www.mrysc.com.

 

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