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Summer of Fun 2021 

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General & Multi Activities

Bilingual Theatre Workshop. Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Presented by HC Black Music and Arts Association. info@hcblackmusicnarts.org. www.hcblackmusicnarts.org.

Camp Cooper. June 14-Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cooper Gulch Recreation Center, 1720 10th St., Eureka. Environmental education-based, application-based summer camp for qualified families. Free lunch provided by Eureka City Schools. Call for more information. Free. 707-441-4244.

Camp Muni. June 14-Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. Variety of activities including arts, crafts and sports. Free lunch provided by Eureka City Schools. Call for more information. $120/resident of Eureka, $130/non resident. 441-4244.

Camps for Kids. Aug. 16-19, 12-3:30 p.m. First Covenant Church Eureka, 2526 J St. Four capmps for kids who have completed fourth through sixth grades. Cooking Camp: Aspiring young chefs will bring home and share what they cook. Gardening Camp: Explore birds, bugs and rocks; see how the ecosystem plays a part in your garden. Construct a container garden using repurposed, everyday household items. Sewing Camp: Learn sewing techniques; bring home a variety of finished projects. Pickle Ball Camp: Introduction to pickle ball, the fastest growing sport in the world; taught by tournament-winning coaches (paddle and ball included). Camps subject to county restrictions; COVID guidelines in effect in August will be followed. Call or email for questions and registration form. $30 (includes supplies and lunch each day). clkellogg@att.net. 443-2957.

Dispersed Sand Sculpture Festival. July 1-31. A physically distanced version of the 26th annual Sand Sculpture Festival during the entire month of July. Teams are invited to create sandy masterpieces on local beaches, post creations on social media, send photos of their sand sculptures to Friends of the Dunes, vote for favorites and be entered to win prizes. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. www.friendsofthedunes.org/2021-sandsculpturefestival. 444-1397.

For the Love of Animals. July 19-23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Companion Animal Foundation Community Animal Program Center, 3954 Jacobs Ave., Eureka. Companion Animal Foundation's youth humane education program offers interactive activities including dog training, nutrition, animal care, local experts, veterinary activities and more. Program is July 19-23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Possible second program if wait list. The week ends with an adoption event at CAF's Community Adoption Center. This program is only for youth 11-15 with a strong passion for animals. Registration online. www.cafanimals.org. 296-4629.

The Harambee Youth Program. Aug. 24-Nov. 26. D Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St., Arcata. Fall session with new restorative classes starting at 4 p.m. Classes include teachers from the Hispanic community teaching bilingual musical theatre, Hispanic art and dance culture art. Afrocentric classes include somatic movement, kemetic yoga, the brotherhood, the sistermentor, Ujima Parent Peer Support and more. Sign up via email. youthcoordinator@hcblackmusicnarts.org.

HCBMAA Summer Youth Empowerment Camp. Tue., July 27. Soot Sprite Farms, McKinleyville. Week 1: July 27-30. Ages 5-12 and 13-18. Half days available for ages 5-12. Week 2: Aug. 3-7. Ages 5-12. Half day available for ages 5-12. Students engage in cultural activities, including food, somatic movement and artistic work. Week 2: Aug. 3-6. The Rites of Passage is open to ages 13-18. This includes sacred healing work and Black on the Beach Friday.

Kiddie Kamp. Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Rohner Park, 5 Park St., Fortuna. Kiddie Kamp day damp program offered all 10 weeks of summer break (June 21-Aug. 27), Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ages 5-6. This camp offers many daily activities such as arts and crafts, hiking, bike days, group sports, cooking, roller skating, water days, field trips and more. $120/weekly. cmull@ci.fortuna.ca.us. www.friendlyfortuna.com. 725-7620.

Leader-in-Training Program. May 13-Aug. 31. City of Arcata, Arcata. Ages 13-17. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers a summer recreation program for teens to gain work experience and leadership skills, all while having fun in the sun. Leaders in training work with 5-12 year olds, helping to plan and lead summer camp activities. Can also count toward community service. Get a head start for future paid job opportunities as a recreation camp leader. Weekly $18, $20 non-resident; Five+ weeks for $90, $100 non-resident. Rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Lost Coast Camp. June 26-Aug. 6. Lost Coast Camp, 1199 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. Teen Leadership Camp and Backpacking Trip*: June 26-July 3, Ages 13-15, $800. *Full. Waitlist is open. New: Counselor Training Camp: June 28-July 2, Ages 15-17, $650. Session 1 Ranch and Wild*: July 5-9, Ages 8-10, $600. *Girls cabins full. Waitlist is open. Session 2 Makers Camp 1*: July 12-16, Ages 11-13, $600. *Girls cabins full. Waitlist is open. JR. Day Camp*: July 19-23, Ages 5-7, $350. *Full. Waitlist is open. Session 3 River and Adventure*: July 26-30, Ages 8-10, $600. *girls cabins full. Waitlist is open. New! Session 5 Makers Camp 2: Aug. 2-6, Ages 11-13. $600. Camperships are available. www.lostcoastcamp.org. lostcoastcamp@gmail.com. 629-3547 or 629-3656.

Mistwood Montessori Summer Program. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon . Mistwood Montessori School, 1801 10th St., Eureka. An educational, fun summer program for children ages 3-7. Theme classes include Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Bugs, Seven Continents and more. Classes are offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon for the month of July. patti@mistwoodmontessori.com. www.mistwoodmontessori.com. 444-8100.

Pal Camp 2021. Mon., June 14. Discovery Museum's Pal Camp, 1 Pacific Lumber Camp Road, Freshwater. Pal Camp is for children ages 5-12 (K-seventh grades) with opportunities for teens to become junior counselors. Weekly-themed camp gives children the tools to explore, play, learn and grow. Scholarships and multi-week discounts available. Nine themed, week-long day camps featuring hands-on exploration of the natural world. Themes include: Riddle Me This, Week 1 (June 14-18), Eco Survivor, Week 2 (June 21-25); Arts and Music in the Forest, Week 3 (June 28-July 2); Wacky Games, Week 4 (July 5-9); Water Water Everywhere, Week 5 (July 12-16); Legends, Fables, and Folklore, Week 6 (July 19-23); Earth and Space, Week 7 (July 26-30); Mad Scientist, Week 8 (Aug. 2-6); and Circus, Carnival, Week 9 (Aug. 9-13). www.discovery-museum.org. 443-9694.

Six Rivers Montessori Summer Camp. July 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., July 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., July 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Aug. 2-6, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Six Rivers Montessori School, 1222 Hallen Drive, Arcata. For ages 6-11. Half-day option if space available. 20 students per session. Morning session 8:30 a.m.-noon, afternoon session noon-3:30 p.m. First come, first served until camps are full. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. $250/week full session, $175/week half-day session. upperel@sixriversmontessori.org.

Summer Fun. Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Rohner Park, 5 Park St., Fortuna. Day camp program offered all 10 weeks of summer break (June 21-Aug. 27), Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For 7-12 year olds. Daily activities such as arts and crafts, hiking, bike days, group sports, cooking, roller skating, water days, field trips and more. $100/weekly. cmull@ci.fortuna.ca.us. www.friendlyfortuna.com. 725-7620.

T.E.A.M. Camp & Art Camp (ages 5-8). June 14-18, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 21-25, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 12-16, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 19-23, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Aug. 9-13, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Aug. 16-20, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers T.E.A.M./Art and Art/T.E.A.M. Camps (Teamwork, Exercise, Attitude, Mindfulness) for ages 5-8. Camps are offered daily as Full Day camps, Mondays-Fridays: June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16, July 19-23, Aug. 9-13, and Aug. 16-20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ample space provided by the gymnasium, gymnastics room, sports fields and playground community center complex. T.E.A.M. offers meaningful movement and team challenges to build confidence and connections. Art Camp helps campers discover their own creative styles using paints, 3D art and more. Campers can start their day at Art Camp or T.E.A.M. Camp, then switch at 1 p.m. $155/week, add $12 for non-resident. Rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

T.E.A.M. Camp & Art Camp (ages 9-12). June 28-July 2, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 5-9, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 26-30, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Aug. 2-6, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers T.E.A.M./Art and Art/T.E.A.M. (Teamwork, Exercise, Attitude, Mindfulness) Camps for ages 9-12 daily as full day camps, Mondays-Fridays: June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 26-30, and Aug. 2-6 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ample space provided by the gymnasium, gymnastics room, sports fields and playground community center complex. T.E.A.M. offers meaningful movement and team challenges to build confidence and connections. Art Camp helps campers discover their own creative styles using paints, 3D art and more. Campers can start their day at Art Camp or T.E.A.M. Camp, then switch at 1 p.m. $155/week, add $12 for non-resident. Rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Visual & Performing Arts

Dance Camps. July 12-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Every 4 days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Dance Scene, 1011 H St., Eureka. Two one-week Dance Camps this summer from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-16 and/or Aug. 9-13. Ages 4-14. No dance experience necessary. Students take ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater and hip-hop classes, and do a daily craft project. Mini performance on the last day. $150/week or $50/day. dancescenestudio@gmail.com. DanceEureka.com. 502-2188.

DreamQuest Summer Drama Camp. July 12-16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kimtu Cookhouse, Camp Kimtu, Willow Creek. Ages 9-18. Theater games, ensemble work, improv, exploration, Friday performance. $100. www.dqwc.org. (530) 629-3564.

HLO KidCo Summer Camp - Alice in Wonderland. Mondays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. HLOC's Space, 92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. Each camper will participate in a condensed version of a famous, family-friendly musical. Meeting Monday through Friday for two weeks (July 12-23), this camp will explore music, stories and dance, culminating in a small performance for family. Ages 5+. Scholarships available. $195. info@hloc.org. www.hloc.org. 707-630-5013.

HLO KidCo Summer Camp - Wizard of Oz. Mon., Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. HLOC's Space, 92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. Meeting Monday through Friday for two weeks (Aug. 2-13), each camper will participate in a condensed version of a famous, family friendly musical. Ages 5+. Scholarships available. $195. info@hloc.org. www.hloc.org. 707-630-5018.

KidCo Summer Camp - Peter Pan. Mondays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. HLOC's Space, 92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. Explore musical theatre skills while participating in a condensed version of a famous, family-friendly musical. Camp will run Monday through Friday for two weeks, culminating in a small performance for family. Ages 5+. Scholarships available. $195. info@hloc.org. www.hloc.org. 707-630-5018.

North Coast Dance Summer Camps. May 13-Aug. 31. North Coast Dance, 426 F St., Eureka. Day camps for youth 3-14. Ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary. Masks required. www.northcoastdance.org. 442-7779.

Summer Dance Classes. July 5-Aug. 19. No Limits Dance Academy, Corner of 10th & K Streets, Arcata. Ages 3 and up. Six-week session. Jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com. 825-0922.

Nature & Science

Lounge Camp & Forest Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Lounge/Forest and Forest/Lounge Camps for ages 5-8 daily as full-day camps, Mondays-Fridays: June 14-Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers explore the Arcata Community Forest and discover the habitat for its life forms. Campers can start their day at Lounge Camp or Forest Camp, then switch at 1 p.m. $155/week, add $12 for non-resident. Rec@cityofarcata.org. 707-822-7091.

Marsh Camp. Mondays-Fridays. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Marsh Camp for ages 5-8 daily as a half-day camp, Mondays-Fridays: June 14-Aug. 20. Morning sessions run Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon sessions run Mondays-Fridays, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers can attend the morning session or the afternoon session, but not both within the same week. Campers investigate nature through experiments, outdoor adventures, individual projects and hands-on learning. $115, add $12 for non-resident. Rec@cityofarcata.org. 707-822-7091.

Sports, Athletics & Adventure

Moonstone Beach Surf Camp. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Water enthusiasts of all levels learn skills for all types of wave riding and surfing, junior lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette and beach and ocean awareness. Lead by former California State lifeguard and school teacher Jeffrey Steinkamp and other male and female instructors. Ages 8 and up. Four sessions: June 21-25, July 5-9, July 19-23 and Aug. 2-6. Camps are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $195/three-day session. www.moonstonebeachsurfcamp.com. 707-822-5099.

DreamQuest Swim Lessons. June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 13-15, July 20-22 and July 27-29. Dream Quest, 100 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek. All classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Sign up for one, two or three. For pricing, age groups and sign up details visit www.dqwc.org or call (530) 629-3564. www.dreamquestwillowcreek.org.

Lodge Camp & Adventure Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Redwood Lodge, Redwood Park, Arcata. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Lodge/Adventure and Adventure/Lodge Camps for ages 9-12 as full-day camps, Mondays-Fridays: June 14-Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers gain life-long skills while challenging their individual limits. Campers can start their day at Lodge Camp or Adventure Camp, then switch at 1 p.m. $155/week, add $12 for non-resident. Rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

River Safety Day. Sat., Aug. 7. Kimtu Beach, Willow Creek, Willow Creek. Family event featuring safety information, games, rock skipping contest, swim assessment, raft float and more. Free. www.dqwc.org. (530) 629-3564.

Skate Camp. Mondays-Fridays. Arcata Skate Park, 900 Sunset Ave. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Skate Camp for ages 6-12 daily as a half-day camp, Mondays-Fridays: June 14-Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For the week of June 14-18, Skate Camp is Mondays-Fridays, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Girls-only Shred Camp runs June 14-18 and Aug. 9-13, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Instructed by skilled, local skateboarders, this program focuses on park safety, park etiquette, street and vert riding and style for youth of all skill levels. Rec@cityofarcata.org. 707-822-7091.

Tot-letics: T-Ball. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. Introduces boys and girls, aged 3 to 5, to the sport of T-ball in a noncompetitive and fun-filled environment. Age-appropriate drills and games teach young athletes skill development in addition leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship. On Saturdays, June 5-June 26, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Register in person at the Parks & Recreation office at 1656 Sutter Road or online. $65 resident, $70 non-resident. www.mckinleyvillecsd.com/youth-sports.

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