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Summer Activities for Kids 

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

general & multiple activity programs | visual & performing arts | nature & science | sports, athletics & adventure

general & multiple activity programs

HERBAL SUMMER CAMP*Description:* A four day event with a variety of herbal and botanical projects, including creating lotion, lip balm and cough syrup. Students will make and eat lemon verbena ice cream and go on an herb walk.
Ages: 8-13.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23-26.
Where: 62 Grange Road, Freshwater.
Cost: $65.
Contact: Moonrise Herbs 822-5296.

EASTER SEALS SUMMER CAMP*Description:* Programs include Kids Swim classes, Summer Day Camp and Computer Lab. For children with disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy to Downs Syndrom and autism. Enjoy outings on the beach, rafting, kayaking, the zoo, the Country Fair and more.
Ages: 7-17.
When: Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., July 31-Aug. 24.
Where: 3289 Edgewood, Eureka.
Cost: Call for details.
Contact: Eddie Morgan 445-8841.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE REDWOODS*Description:* Club House, a drop-in program with arts & crafts, recreation, cooking, field trips. Supervised by staff. Free lunch 11 a.m.-noon.
Ages: 5-12.
When: Summer hours vary. Mon.-Fri.,
June 18- Aug. 24.
Where: 3117 Prospect Ave., Eureka.
Cost: $15 to join for the year.
Contact: 442-9142.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB TEEN CENTER*Description:* Drop-in & organized activities. Weight room, computer room, tech center, ken-po karate studio, stage & kitchen. Clubs, classes, service projects, outdoor activities.
Ages: 13-18.
When: Call for hours.
Where: 3015 J St., Eureka.
Cost: Call for membership fee.
Contact: 444-0184.

LOLETA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB*Description:* Water play days, field trips and arts & crafts. Free summer lunch included in the first hour.
When: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. starting June 18.
Where: Loleta Volunteer Fireman's Pavillion, 1000 Loleta Dr.
Cost: Free for Loleta Elem. School students/$10 others.
Contact: 733-9593.
REDWOOD COAST INSTITUTE TEEN ADVENTURE WEEK*Description:* Options include whitewater rafting, backpacking, mountaineering, hiking, & swimming.
When: June 25-29. Call for specific times.
Where: Location varies.
Cost: $345.
Contact: 498-8487.

CAMP RYAN*Description* : Sports, games, arts & crafts, drama, field trips and special events.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 10.
Where: Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J. St., Eureka.
Cost: Half days $60/week, full days $80/week.
Contact: 268-1858.

NORTH STAR QUEST CAMP*Description* : A safe place for adolescent girls to start a quest to discover who they are & explore issues & pressures they face in our culture.
Ages: Grades 6-8.
When: Overnight camp from 3:00 p.m. July 29 to noon Aug. 2.
Where: Mattole Camp & Retreat Center,
36841 Mattole Road, Petrolia.
Cost: Call for cost. Scholarships available.
Contact: 826-1444.

NORTH COAST PRESBYTERIAN PARISH KIDS CAMP*Description* : Overnight camp includes river swimming, arts, crafts & other fun activities.
Ages: Grades 3-6.
When: Overnight July 22-28.
Where: Mattole Camp & Retreat Center,
36841 Mattole Road, Petrolia.
Cost: $235, limited scholarships available.
Contact: Debbie, 733-5023.

TRIUMPHANT LIFE CAMP*Description* : Five weeks of summer camps include hiking, paintball, high/low ropes course, Frisbee golf, crafts, basketball, baseball, volleyball, large group games, speakers and campfires.
Ages : Grades 4-12 depending on camp.
When : 4 p.m. Sun. to 6 p.m. Fri. July 1-Aug. 3 (grades 4-5 week 1, grades 5-6 week 2, etc.).
Where : Triumphant Life Camp on Highway 36, 10 miles beyond Bridgeville.
Cost : $275.
Contact : 445-CAMP.

CAMP ROSS*Description* : Sports, games, arts & crafts, drama, field trips and special events.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug.10.
Where: Ross Park, 11th & M sts. Eureka.
Cost: Free.
Contact: 268-1858.

REDWOOD & RIVERS KIDS CAMP*Description:* River activities supervised by trained, certified instructors. Five days of rafting & structured activities focusing on teamwork, leadership, outdoor skills & wilderness safety.
Ages: 11-17.
When: July 16-20.
Where: Call for more information.
Cost: $450 includes all meals, equipment, camping & river fees.
Contact: 1-800-429-0090.

LOST COAST CAMP*Description:* Ropes challenge course, cooperative games, swimming & backpacking. Arts & crafts time. Learn self-esteem, independence & group living skills. Also, a weeklong backpacking trip for teens.
Ages: 5-15 depending on the session.
When: Ranch & Wild Camp (ages 8-11) July 6-13; Jr. Day Camp (ages 5-7) July 9-13; Performing Arts Camp (ages 11-13) July 15-22; Teen Back Pack Trip (ages 13-15) July 26-Aug.2.
Where: Petrolia. Pickups available in northern & southern Humboldt.
Cost: $500 per session. Many scholarships available.
Contact: Josie, 629-3547

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

REDWOOD PARK DAY CAMP*Description:* Real life skills in socialization, leadership & teamwork. Explore nature, art & cooperative learning. Trained leaders work on a 10-to-1 ratio with kids. Games, arts, cooking & field trips. A different camp theme each week.
Ages: 5-12.
When: Full day 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or half day 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 17.
Where: Redwood Park Lodge.
Cost: Sign up by the week. Full day $110 resident/$120 nonresident, half-day $75 resident/$90 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091.

SUMMER FUN (FORTUNA)*Description* : Skating, movies, water day, field trips, games, arts & crafts.
Ages: 4-13. Kiddie Kamp for ages 4-graduating kindergartners.
When: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 24.
Where: Rohner Park, Fortuna
Cost: $80/week, $20/day, $13/half day. Discounts for multiple sessions, siblings.
Contact: Fortuna Parks & Rec 725-7576.

BLUE LAKE RECREATION*Description:* Summer day camp includes arts & crafts, sports, games, dance, theater, cooking, roller skating & field trips.
Ages: 5-13.
When: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 18-
Aug. 3. Extended care available: 8-9:30 a.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m. Additional charges apply.
Where: Prasch Hall, Perigot Park, Blue Lake.
Cost: $60 resident/$75 non-resident weekly, $200 resident/$225 non-resident for seven weeks.
Contact: 668-5932.

EUREKA RECREATION*Description:* Weeklong summer day camp includes games, arts & crafts, sports, music, drama, science & field trips. Must pre-register. No drop-ins.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 18-Aug. 10.
Where: Adorni Center, Eureka.
Cost: $60/half day, $80/full. Scholarships available. Registration begins June 4.
Contact: 441-4241.

McKINLEYVILLE PARKS & RECREATION*Description* : Kids Camp & Tween Camp includes sports, games, arts, crafts, cooking, drama & more. Nine one-week sessions offered.
Ages: 6-9 (kids), 10-12 (tween).
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Extended hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 18-Aug. 17.
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Cost: Full-day week $105, half-day week $65; daily full day $23, daily half day $15.
Contact: 839-9003.

LEADER IN TRAINING*Description* : Assist camp leaders in running activities for Kids Camp & Tween Camp at McKinleyville Parks & Rec. Nine one-week sessions offered.
Ages: 13+.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Extended hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 18-Aug. 17.
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Cost: Free.
Contact: 839-9003.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM*Description:* Theme: "Get a Clue!" Summer reading programs. Children read books or listen, moving along a game board solving mysteries.
Ages: Open.
When: Programs begin mid-June. Story & craft programs every Wednesday in Eureka & at some other locations.
Where: All county library branches.
Cost: Free.
Contact: JoAnne Bauer, Main Branch, 269-1910.

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

MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER*Description:* Summer restaurant skills internship program. Learn art of food preparation & presentation in this five-week program.
Ages: 14 & up.
When: 12-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. June 25- July 26.
Where: South Fork High School Career Center. Register ASAP.
Cost: Call for details.
Contact: Tom, 943-3144.

SALVATION ARMY YOUTH DAY CAMP*Description:* Ten-week camp offering weekly themes & field trips. Meals provided. Sign up early, only space for 50.
Ages: K-5.
When: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 18-Aug. 27.
Where: Salvation Army, 2123 Tydd St., Eureka.
Cost: $25 per child per week.
Contact: Peter Pemberton or Richard Clark,


visual & performing arts

YOUNG WRITERS' ACADEMY*Description:* Week one: illustration & cartooning. Week two: poetry. Week three: graphic novel & anime. Week four: plays & scripts.
Ages: Grades 4-9.
When: 9 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Fri., July 19-13, July 16-20,
July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3.
Where: HSU campus.
Cost: One week $75, two weeks $140,
three weeks $210, all four weeks $260.
Contact: Redwood Writing Project,

HLO KIDCO SUMMER SESSION*Description:* Musical theater classes teaching vocal technique, dance and acting skills. Session culminates in a performance.
Ages: 5-12.
When: 9-10 a.m. (ages 5-8), 10:15-11:30 a.m. (ages 9-12). June 18-28.
Where: Calvary Lutheran Church, Eureka.
Contact: 825-7248.

ST. MARY'S VACATION ELEMENT PROGRAM*Description:* Students will spend the mornings on academic subjects. Weekly themes will guide students through hands-on, explorative programs, designed to encourage cognitive, emotional, social and kinetic development.
Ages: Grades 1-8.
When: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (extended care possible), Mon.-Fri. June 18-Aug. 24.
Where: St. Mary's Catholic School, 1730 Janes Road, Arcata.
Contact: 822-3877.

DELL'ARTE SUMMER ACADEMY*Description:* Intensive, fun training in
physical theater. Classes include Clowing for Kids, Serious Comedy, Circus Circus and Political Theater.
Ages: 7-19, depending on program.
When: Morning session 9 a.m.-noon. Afternoon session 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., July 23-Aug. 3.
Where: Arcata Elementary School.
Cost: $340/full session; $190/half session. Scholarships available.
Contact: 668-5663 ext. 24.

FERNDALE REPERTORY THEATRE*Description:* Children, ages 6-11, will work with instructor Denise Ryles for "Save the Theater, Save the World." Teenagers, ages 12-17, will work with actress/drama teacher Cari Goin. Participants will gain an understanding of how music & theater fit together.
Ages: 6-17.
When: Ages 6-11, 9 a.m.-noon. Tues.-Thurs. Ages 12-17, 1-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. June 26-July 21.
Where: The Fireman's Pavilion, Ferndale.
Cost: $95 for 4-week course. Scholarships available.
Contact: 786-5483.

CAMPS FOR KIDS-WOODWORKING CAMP*Description:* A wood project will be completed during the week.
Ages: Grades 4-6.
When: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13-17.
Where: J Street Gym, First Covenant Church, 2500 J St., Eureka.
Cost: $20.
Contact: 442-6774 or 443-2957.

SEQUOIA CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP*Description:* A unique opportunity to study & perform at least four different works with four different chamber groups over the course of each six-day session.
Ages: 12-20.
When: Session 1: June 17-23, Session 2: June 24-30.
Where: HSU Campus.
Cost: 1 week $385, 2 weeks $745. Scholarships & financial aid available.
Contact: David Filner, director, (210) 481-8359.

HUMBOLDT MUSIC ACADEMY*Description* : Weekly classes & private lessons. Classes offered include Movement, Music & More; Singing Games; Beginning & Advanced Musical Theater; Beginning Ukulele; Fiddle Levels 1-2-3; Bucket Drumming; & Folksong Sing-along. Ensembles in jazz, chamber music, orchestra, flute and more.
Ages : 2-18 depending on class.
When : Register by August 18 for classes starting September 8.
Where : HSU Campus.
Cost : Varies. Call for details.
Contact : 826-3411.

NEW WORLD BALLET DANCE CAMP & ACADEMY OF BALLET ARTS*Description:* Dance your heart out! Ballet camp includes daily art activities, dance movies and the study of various dance styles. Dance classes for all levels also offered, including ballet, hip-hop & African dancing.
Ages: 5-7, Ballet Camp; 7 & up, dance classes.
When: 9 a.m.-noon, June 18-29 for Ballet Camp; dance classes begin in June (call for dates).
Where: Old Creamery Building, 824 L. St., Arcata.
Cost: $200 before May 30/$225 after for Ballet Camp; varying cost for dance classes (scholarships available).
Contact: 822-4947.

NO LIMITS TAP & JAZZ*Description* : A variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Includes Hip Hop, Tap & Jazz.
Ages : 6 & up.
When : July 9-13, July 16-20 and July 23-27. Call for specific times & classes.
Where : Corner of 10th & K sts, Arcata
Cost: $40-$50.
Contact: Stacy 825-0922.

NORTH COAST DANCE*Description:* Ongoing summer classes with special guest teacher Carolyn Carvajal and others TBA. Year-round schedule of Children's Ballet.
Ages: 4 & up.
When: June 18-Aug. 4. Call for specific times.
Where: North Coast Dance, 426 F St., Eureka.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: 442-7779.

SUMMER DANCE CAMP FOR KIDS*Description:* Dance camp with Erin Fernandez & Rebecca Rubenstein. Ballet (all levels), Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Latin Dance.
Ages: 4 & up.
When: July 23-Aug. 3, with Aug. 4 performance. Call for times.
Where: Location Common Grounds Community Center, 180 Westwood Center, Arcata.
Cost: $8 reg. fee & weekly rates or $9 drop-in.
Contact: Erin, 822-8408.

INSTANTANEOUS THEATER*Description:* Two-week intensive musical theater workshop for teens. No experience necessary.
Ages: 13-18 (motivated 12 yr. olds welcome).
When: 12:30-5:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., July 23-Aug.5. Performances Aug. 3, 4 and 5.
Where: Arcata Playhouse.
Cost: $150. Enrollment limited. Call to register.
Contact: Xande, 599-4293.

STUDIO SCHOOL SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM*Description:* Course offerings include mixed media, mosaics, murals, drawing & painting, photography, paper art, comic character mask making and family art. Various skill levels.
Ages: 2 & up.
When: Various sessions: June 19-29 (Tues.-Fri.), July 9-19 (Mon.-Thurs.) and July 24-Aug. 3 (Tues.-Fri.). Call for specific times & program info.
Where: Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F. St., Eureka, or HSU Art Department.
Cost: Call for details.
Contact: Janice Sharman-Hand

YOUNG CREATORS CAMP*Description:* Day camp for aspiring young artists. Includes games & activities with a focus on art projects, introduction to theatre & much more.
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained).
When: Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Free extended hours 12:30-5:30 p.m. July 9-13, Aug. 6-10.
Where: Redwood Lounge.
Cost: Sign up by the week. $75/$90 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division,

ART CAMP*Description:* Activities will explore visual & performing arts. Participants will discover their own creative style.
Ages: 7-14.
When: 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. June 25-29, July 2-6, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 13-17.
Where: Redwood Lounge.
Cost: Sign up by the week. $75/$90 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division, 822-7091.


nature & science

TEEN SCIENCE CAMP*Description* : Looking for something new and fun to do this summer?
Ages : Grades 6-8.
When : Mon.-Fri., July 16-Aug. 3.
Where : Call rec office for location.
Cost : Call for details.
Contact: Arcata Parks and Rec. 822-7091.

AMAZING ARTHROPODS*Description* : Insects, spiders, millipedes & crabs are all arthropods. Learn about these creatures by watching the museum's beehive, examining arthropods, experimenting with ants and viewing exotic butterflies.
Ages : 4-8.
When : 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4-5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8), June 25-29.
Where : Natural History Museum, 1315 G Street, Arcata.
Cost : $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5), $80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

NATURE DETECTIVES*Description:* Use your skills of detection to find clues about the animals around you.
Ages : 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4 & 5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8). July 9-13.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5), $80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

TROPICAL ADVENTURE*Description* : Come experience the sights, sounds, tastes and textures of the rain forest as we use our imaginations to journey to the tropics.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4-5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8), July 16-20.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5), $80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

OCEANS OF FUN*Description:* Explore the world's oceans and meet some of the creatures that live there in this marine adventure. Includes trip to the Telonicher Marine Lab.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4-5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8), July 30-Aug. 3.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5),
$80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

GEOLOGY ROCKS*Description:* Calling all rock hounds! Learn about crystals, minerals and rocks.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon (ages 4-5), 1-4 p.m. (ages 6-8), Aug. 20-24.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5),
$80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: 826-4479.

SUMMER OF DISCOVERY*Description:* Four weeklong day camps feature hands-on exploration of the natural world, with interactive science projects, walking field trips & creative learning.
Ages: 6-11.
When: 1-4 p.m. July 9-12 ("Discover the Dinosaurs With the Power of Paleontology"), July 16-19 ("Food: From the Farm to your Body"), July 23-26 ( "Ecology: Get Caught Up in the Web of Life"), July30-Aug. 2 ("Modern Mysteries Need Science Sleuths" (Forensics)).
Where: Discovery Museum, 3rd & F sts., Eureka.
Cost: $75/$85 nonmembers per week.
Contact: 443-9694.

OLD MACDONALD HAD A SCIENCE LAB*Description:* Spend a week at the Redwood Roots Farm where you can dig into the soil & look for the microscopic organisms that help plants grow.
Ages: 9-12.
When: 1-5 p.m. June 9-13.
Where: Redwood Roots Farm.
Cost: $115/$130 nonmembers.
Contact: Natural History Museum 826-4479.

MARSH EXPLORERS*Description:* Come spend a week exploring the Arcata Marsh & discover its secrets. Find out about interesting animals that make the marsh their home using insect nets, binoculars, microscopes & dip nets.
Ages: 4-8.
When: 10 a.m.-noon, July 23-27 (ages 4-5),
1-4 p.m., Aug. 6-10 & 3-17 (ages 6-8).
Where: Arcata Marsh, South G St., Arcata.
Cost: $65/$70 nonmembers (4&5), $80/$90 nonmembers (6-8).
Contact: Natural History Museum 826-4479.

GREENKIDS: ECOLOGY IN ACTION*Description:* Learn about pollution, deforestation, endangered species and global warming. Then learn how to solve the problems.
Ages: 9-12.
When: 1-4:30 p.m., July 23-27.
Where: Natural History Museum, 1315 G Street, Arcata.
Cost: $95/$110 nonmembers.
Contact: 826-4479.

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS*Description:* Daily Junior Ranger programs on natural & cultural history topics.
Ages: 7-12 for Junior Rangers.
When: Varies according to park.
Where: Call for times & locations, special events.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Visit website for the phone number at the park you wish to visit.

MARINE SCIENCE SUMMER PROGRAM*Description:* Get your hands wet learning about various forms of marine wildlife. Classes include beach activities, marine lab tours, live animal encounters and something to take home.
Ages: 6-11.
When: 8:30-11 a.m. June 18-19 "Life on the Edge of Our Earth," June 20 & 26 "Dive into California's Kelp Forest," June 22 & 28 "Crazy Creatures of the Sea," June 25 & 29 "Natural History of California's North Coast," June 21 & 27 "Top of the Food Chain."
Where: HSU marine lab in Trinidad.
Cost: $6 per participant per session.
Contact: Marine Naturalist 826-3689.
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SEQUOIA PARK ZOO SUMMER CAMP*Description:* Topics include Animalia, The Wonders of Water, Forest Explorers & Junior Zookeepers.
Ages: 5-13, depending on the activity.
When: July 17- Aug. 24. Times, workshop themes & dates vary depending on age-group.
Cost: $65/four-day program. Some scholarships available.
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka.
Contact: Amber, 441-4217.


s ports, athletics & adventure

FUTSAL (INDOOR SOCCER) DAY CAMP*Description:* Develop indoor soccer skills such as ball control, passing, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Ages: 7-14.
When: 9 a.m.-noon (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. (ages 10-12) July 23-27; 9 a.m.-noon (ages 12-14) , 1-4 p.m. (for goalkeeping skills) August 6-10.
Where: Samoa Gym, 900 Vance St.
Cost: $80 for four sessions. Partial scholarships available.
Contact: Inside Sports 839-6554.

TEN-CHI-KENPO CLASSES FOR KIDS*Description:* Ten-Chi is a combination of Japanese and Chinese martial arts that focuses on form and function.
Ages: 7-12.
When: Wed. & Fri. 4-5 p.m. ongoing through summer.
Where: Cal Courts, 3909 Walnut, Cutten.
Cost: $65 per month.
Contact: 442-7490.

ARCATA COMMUNITY POOL*Description:* Swim, kayak lessons, recreation, lap swimming, group lessons.
Ages: 6 months & up.
When: Summer schedule June 18-Aug. 24.
Morning swim 9:30 a.m. -noon, open swim 1-4 p.m., evening swims from 7-9 p.m. Call for other times, sessions.
Where: Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th St.
Cost: Call for prices. General admission $6 adult, $4 youth (under 18), 3 & under free.
Contact: 822-6801.

SWIM LESSONS*Description:* Basic swimming lessons.
Ages: 4-18.
When: Morning hours. Mon.-Fri.
Where: Bus will pick up at Rohner Park & transport to CR and return to park.
Cost: $70. Partial grant funding available.
Contact: Fortuna Parks & Recreation 725-7620.

HUMBOLDT SWIM CLUB*Description:* A 125 member competitive USA swimming club.
Ages: 5 & up.
When: Practices available Mon.-Sat. Competitions on some weekends. Tryouts are the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-6:30 p.m. at Arcata Community Pool (ACP).
Where: ACP & HSU.
Cost: $55-65 per month.
Contact: Head Coach Cameron Mull 227-4055.

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS*Description:* Eight levels of swim technique from intro to water to stroke development, safety and rescue skills.
Ages: Parent/child: 6 months-1 year; Pre-school : 4-5; All other levels 6-13.
When: Four two week sessions 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug 10.
Where: Eureka High School pool.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center 441-4248.

SUMMER YOUTH AQUATICS CAMP*Description:* Camp includes sailing, surfing, windsurfing canoeing & kayaking. Three sessions.
Ages: 10 & up.
When: July 9-13, 23-27 & July 30-Aug.3.
Where: Big Lagoon State Park.
Cost: $290, discount for more than one camper.
Contact: Center Activities at HSU

SUMMER YOUTH SURF CAMP*Description:* Surfing, body boarding and ocean fun. For beginning and intermediate surfers.
Ages: 12 & up.
When: Aug. 6-9. Call for times.
Where: Crescent City.
Cost: $239. Discount for more than one camper.
Contact: Center Activities at HSU, 826-3357.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVENTURE CAMP*Description:* Learn backpacking, hiking, surfing and sailing skills. Focus on group & personal development. Campers must be in good physical condition.
Ages: 13 & up.
When: July 16-20.
Where: Prairie Creek State Park
Cost: $239. Discount for more than one camper.
Contact: Center Activities at HSU, 826-3357.

CR SUMMER SWIM LESSONS*Description:* Beginner, intermediate and mommy & me classes.
Ages: 6 months-13 years.
When: Morning classes June 4-15, 18-29 and July 2-13. Evening classes June 18-July 12 and July 16-Aug. 9.
Where: College of the Redwoods.
Cost: $45 per child/$80 for two children/$100 for three children in immediate family.
Contact: Kara Newman 476-4571.

CR SUMMER SWIM CAMP*Description:* Boys and girls fun swim camp includes game playing, water polo, canoeing, diving, racing and snack during the day.
Ages: Grades 1-6.
When: Mon.-Fri. 12:30-5:30 p.m. Two sessions: July 16-20 or Aug. 6-10.
Where: College of the Redwoods.
Cost: $100 per child.
Contact: Kara Newman 476-4571.

CR BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP*Description:* Coaching staff consists of current and former college coaches and players. Campers will be divided into age and skill appropriate groups.
Ages: Grades 4-12.
When: July 16-20.
Where: College of the Redwoods Main Gym.
Cost: $125.
Contact: Skip Gleason 476-4245.

CR GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP*Description:* Coaching staff consists of current and former college coaches and players. Campers will be divided into age and skill appropriate groups.
Ages: Grades 3-8.
When: Mon.-Fri. 12:30-5:30 p.m. July 30-
Aug. 3.
Where: College of the Redwoods Main Gym.
Cost: $100.
Contact: Kara Newman 476-4571.

CR FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP*Description:* Flag football camp for boys.
Ages: Grades 3-8.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9-13.
Where: Call for location.
Cost: $125.
Contact: Mike Rosendale 476-4567.

CR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP*Description:* Volleyball skills camp.
Ages: Grades 6-8.
When: 9 a.m.-noon August 14-16.
Where: College of the Redwoods Main Gym.
Cost: $80.
Contact: Marla Gleave 476-4241.

SPORTS CAMPS FOR KIDS*Description:* Basketball includes defense, dribbling, shooting, passing & rebounding. Soccer includes passing, shooting dribbling, headers & corner kicks.
Ages: Grades 4-6 (basketball), K-3 (soccer).
When: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13-17.
Where: J St. Gym, First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka.
Cost: $20 per camp. Includes lunch.
Contact: 442-6774 or 443-2957.

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

DROP-IN ROLLER HOCKEY*Description:* Open gym roller hockey. Drop-ins welcome.
Ages: Grades 3 & up.
When: Monday evenings; 6-7 p.m. (grades 3-5), 7-8 p.m. (grades 6-8), 8-9 p.m. (grades 9 & up). June 21-Aug. 16.
Where: Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville.
Cost: $4 per person or $25 season pass.
Contact: McKinleyville Parks & Recreation 839-9003.

YOGA ON THE RIVER*Description:* Kids yoga for ages 3-8 during adult sessions. Free childcare. Camping available.
Ages: 3-18.
When: June 16-17.
Where: Pamplin Grove.
Cost: Free for ages 12 & under/$45 ages
Contact: 442-6586.

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

GYMNASTICS CLASSES*Description:* Gymnastics for every age and skill level.
Ages: 6 & under (Gimini Crickets); 7 & up (Artistic gymnastics).
When: June 4-July 27. Call for times.
Where: Artistic Gymnastics: Arcata Community Center; Gimini Crickets: Judo Hut.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division

FLIPS FOR KIDS GYMNASTICS*Description:* Jump, tumble, flip & climb your summer away! Weekly gymnastics camps.
Ages: 4 1/2 & up.
Where : Flips For Kids, 1675 Union St., Eureka. (corner of Wabash & Union)
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact : 445-0450.

HEALTHSPORT SUMMER FIT CAMP*Description:* Give your child the chance to enjoy summer & stay fit! Our Fit Camp offers swimming, outdoor activities & supervised games. Camp includes lunch & snacks.
Ages: 5-12 years.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. June 18-29 (first session) & July 16-26 (second session).
Where: HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata.
Cost: Pre-registration required. Call for prices.
Contact: 822-3488 x363.

FITNESS FOR SPORTS*Description:* Focus on how to train for sports through various personal training activities, swimming and games. Work with guest coaches from the community.
Ages: 13-17.
When: 1-4 p.m. July 9-13.
Where: HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata.
Cost: Call for costs.
Contact: 822-3488 x363.

FITNESS FOR TEENS*Description:* Look at how we keep ourselves fit & the different ways we train. Enjoy being healthy through various personal training activities & swimming.
Ages: 13-17.
When: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 6-10.
Where: HealthSPORT, 300 Community Parkway, Arcata.
Cost: Call for costs.
Contact: 822-3488 x363.

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

HUMBOLDT BAY ROWING ASSOCIATION*Description:* Introductory camps on basic rowing technique, fitness & boat safety.
Ages: 12-18.
When: 9-11 a.m. June 25-29, July 23-27, Aug. 20-24.
Cost: $150 per camp.
Where: HSU boathouse on the Eureka waterfront.
Contact: Adorni Center, 441-4248, to register; 677-3214 for HBRA club information.

HUMBOLDT CRABS BASEBALL CAMP*Description:* Weeklong sessions on offense, hitting, bunting, base running, teamwork, sportsmanship & communication.
Ages: Boys & girls youth camp, 8-14. Boys & girls advanced camp, 12 & up.
When: First session June 25-29. Six sessions through Aug. 3.
Where: Locations in Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna.
Cost: $70 per session. Sibling discounts. Includes T-shirt, season pass to Crabs home games & 10 adult tickets. Applications available at Crabs website.
Contact: 826-2333.

SUMMER TENNIS LESSONS*Description:* Come & join the fun & learn how to play tennis!
Ages: 7 & up.
When: Times vary according to age group. Four sessions: June 18-28, July 2-12, July 16-26, July 30-Aug. 9.
Where: Larson Park.
Cost: $35 per session.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091. Website:

ARCATA SPORTS CAMP*Description:* Start your summer off in full force with this new high-energy sports camp. T-shirt included.
Ages: 9-12.
When: 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 18-29.
Where: Arcata Community Center & Sports Complex.
Cost: $150 for two weeks.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091. Website:

PEE WEE SPORTS CAMP*Description:* Young athletes are invited to learn the basic hand-eye coordination & prerequisite skills for a myriad of active sports. Come explore sports from around the world.
Ages: 4-6 (must be potty trained).
When: 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., July 16-20.
Where: Arcata Community Center.
Cost: $75/$90 nonresident.
Contact: Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091. Website:

FORTUNA BASKETBALL CAMP*Description:* Basketball fundamentals with an emphasis on team play & sportsmanship.
Ages: Grades 1-8.
When: 1-4:30 p.m. June 25-28.
Where: Fortuna Union High School.
Cost: $60 first child, $55 per sibling. $135 family of three or more.
Contact: Fortuna Parks & Recreation 725-7620.

HSU BASKETBALL CAMPS*Description:* Boys' & girls' day or overnight camps emphasizing basic fundamentals & offense. Competitions & game play.
Ages: Grades 2-12.
When: Boys: June 18-22. Girls: June 24-27.
Where: HSU.
Cost: Call for prices.
Contact: HSU Athletics, 826-3667.

HSU SOCCER CAMPS*Description:* Soccer camps for a variety of ages.
Ages: Co-ed youth (grades 1-8); goalkeeper/striker camp & elite technical/fitness (grades 8-12), high school girls & boys individual camps.
When: July 23-27 & July 30-Aug.3, Mon.-Fri. Call for specific times.
Where: Redwood Bowl, HSU.
Cost: $100.
Contact: 826-3666.

HSU VOLLEYBALL CAMPS*Description:* Skill development will be enhanced through competition & game-simulation drills as well as video analysis.
Ages: Grades 7-12.
When: July 22-25, day & overnight options available.
Where: HSU.
Cost: $375 overnight, $280 days only.
Contact: 826-6017.

HSU YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP*Description:* 7th annual football camp gives youth individual attention from college coaches. Emphasis on fundamental football skills, offensive & defensive sessions, conditioning & more.
Ages: Youth football players.
When: 6-8:10 p.m. July 23-26.
Where: Redwood Bowl, HSU.
Cost: $65.
Contact: Shay McClure 826-5949.

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP*Description:* A one-week session designed to improve technique in passing, setting, hitting, blocking & serving. Beginning & intermediate classes.
Ages: Grades 6-9.
When: 10 a.m.-noon. Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17.
Where: Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka.
Cost: $35.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center 441-4248.

FORTUNA VOLLEYBALL CAMP*Description:* Camp focuses on skills of the game needed to be successful.
Ages: Grades 6-12.
When: 5-8 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2.
Where: Fortuna Union High School Damon Gym.
Cost: $50.
Contact: Fortuna Parks & Rec 725-7620.

JUNIOR ROWING*Description:* Learn basics of rowing, proper equipment handling, safety and terminology.
Ages: 18 & under.
When: 9-11 a.m. June 24-28, July 23-27, Aug. 20-24.
Where: Adorni Center: HBRA/HSU Boathouse.
Cost: $150 per session.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center, 441-4248.

EUREKA JUNIOR GOLF*Description:* Learn the fundamentals of the game, including grip & setup, chipping, putting, rules & etiquette.
Ages: 6-17.
When: 8:30 (6-8 yrs.), 9:30 (9-11 yrs.), 10:30 (12-17 yrs.), Mon-Fri. June 25-29, July 16-20 & 23-27.
Where: Eureka Golf Course, 4750 Fairway Drive, Eureka.
Cost: $35 per session.
Contact: Adorni Recreation Center, 441-4248.

HWA RANG DO MARTIAL ARTS*Description:* Self-defense skills, tournament sparring, grappling, traditional weapons study.
Ages: 4-6 (Little Dragon Class) & 7-12.
When: Starts June 18. 4 p.m. Monday & Wednesday (ages 4-6); 4:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday (ages 7-12).
Where: North Coast Hwa Rang Do Academy, Sunny Brae Shopping Center, Arcata.
Cost: $69/month (ages 7-12); $60/month (ages 4-6).
Contact: Instructor Daniel Perez, 822-4958.

TAI CHI FOR KIDS*Description:* Reduce stress & improve focus. Balance, coordination, concentration & breathing training in a playful environment. Space limited, pre-registration required. No drop-ins.
Ages: 7 & up (7-12 must be accompanied by a parent).
When: June 23: 1-2 p.m. (7-9 yrs.), 2:30-3:30 p.m. (10-12 yrs.), 4-5p.m. (teens).
Where: TBA.
Cost: $15 for 7-12 (includes parent); $10 for teens ($15 with parent).
Contact: Glenda 268-3936.

MOONSTONE BEACH SURFCAMP*Description:* Water enthusiasts of all levels will enjoyably learn the aquatic skills necessary to SURF while being immersed in lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette and beach & ocean awareness. Call today. Space is limited.
Ages: 8 & up.
When: 4 sessions. June 25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27, Aug. 6-10.
Where: Moonstone Beach.
Cost: $190 for a full four-day session.
Contact: 834-3428.

SURF CAMP*Description:* Explore local coastlines and learn to develop your swimming and ocean skills through surfing. Wetsuit, board and instruction provided. Breakfast and lunch provided daily.
Ages: 8-12 (youth) and 13-18 (teen).
When: 6 sessions. June 18-22 (all ages), June 25-29 (youth), July 2-6 (teen), July 9-13 (all ages), Aug. 6-10 (teen), Aug. 13-17 (youth).
Where: Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., Arcata.
Cost: $175-200 per week. Some scholarships available.
Contact: 834-2827.

BEAU PRE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP*Description:* Week long golf camp followed by once a week on-course play. For Beginning through Advanced players. Culminates with a scramble tournament on final day.
Ages: 5-17. When: 10-11 a.m. (ages 5-9) & 11-noon (ages 10-17), July 9-12. Then every Tuesday starting July 16 & ending Aug. 21.
Where: Beau Pre Golf Course, 1770 Norton Rd., McKinleyville.
Cost: $40 (includes hat or t-shirt).
Contact: 839-2342.

REDWOOD SOCCER CAMPS*Description:* Soccer basics & skill improvement. Weeklong sessions.
Ages: 6-12.
When: 9 a.m.-noon. Mon.-Fri. June 18-July 27.
Where: Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka & Fortuna.
Cost: $100 (includes new soccer ball), $85 (bring your own ball).
Contact: Northcoast Children's Services, 822-7206. Website:

ROLLER SKATING*Description:* Many locations offer summer roller skating, including Fortuna, McKinleyville, Eureka & Blue Lake.
Ages: Depends on location.
When: All summer.
Where: In Fortuna, Fireman's Pavilion; in McKinleyville, Activities Center; in Eureka, Municipal Auditorium; in Blue Lake, Activities Center.
Cost: Depends on location.
Contact: Blue Lake Parks & Recreation, 668-5932; Eureka Parks & Recreation, 441-4223; Fortuna Parks & Recreation, 725-7620; McKinleyville Parks & Recreation, 839-9003.

TRIATHLON FOR KIDS*Description:* 17th Annual. Individuals, three-person relay teams in the swim, bike and run events.
Ages: Girls & boys, ages 7-18.
When: June 10.
Where: College of the Redwoods.
Cost: Pre-register before June 8: $20/individual, $36/team. Includes T-shirt. Scholarships available.
Contact: Wendy, 677-0274 or Karen, 826-9250.

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