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Listings of summer classes, camp and activities for kids and youth

Don't freak out but it's May. Which means we're a graduation cap's throw from June and we've got to find something to do with the kids this summer. Lucky for us Humboldt has a beachload of classes, camps and activities to choose from. Many require registration and some offer scholarships, so call to find out. Check out more classes and workshops here and have fun, kids.

General & Multi Activities

Camp Combo Options. City of Arcata. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Add variety to your child's summer by combining two half-day camps. Enroll your camper for a morning camp (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), then choose an afternoon camp (1 to 5 p.m.) for a full day of fun. Transportation is not provided to/from the Arcata Skate Park or the Arcata Marsh, therefore some combos require parents to transport their camper to their next camp. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Camp Perigot. June 17-Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Blue Lake Roller Rink, 312 S. Railroad St. Camp Perigot is a fun and exciting youth recreation program at Prasch Hall. Weekly themed activities focus on arts and crafts, fun games, sports, skating and more. $33 per day, $20 half day, discounted weekly rates and resident rates. parksdirector@bluelake.ca.gov. 668-5932.

Kids Camp Summer Day Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. McKinleyville Recreation Department, 1656 Sutter Road. Theme weeks and Wednesday activity or field trip. June 17-21: Superhero Week. June 24-28: Toys Week. July 1-5* no camp July 4-5: Living in a Digital World Week. July 8-12: Critter Camp Week. July 15-19: Winter in July Week. July 22-26: Safari Week. July 29-Aug. 2: Sports Week. Aug. 5-9: Island Week. Aug. 12-16: Monsters Inc. Week. Aug. 19-23: Color Wars Week. Weekly Full Day: $150 resident/$155 non-resident. Single Full Day: $37 resident/$38 non-resident Weekly Half Day: $100 resident/$105 non-resident. Single Half Day: $21.50 resident/$22.50 non-resident. kirsten@mckinleyvillecsd.com. www.mckinleyvillecsd.com/kidscamp. 839-9003.

Dream Quest Youth Activities. 100 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek. Dream Quest provides youth with a range of vocational and creative opportunities to imagine and build their dreams. Drama camps, dance, movement, music, cooking classes, gardening and more. See www.dqwc.org/programs for more information. (530) 629-3564.

For The Love of Animals. Companion Animal Foundation, 88 Sunny Brae Center. Interactive animal program designed for children who have a strong passion to learn more about a variety of animals. "Animal Friendships" for ages 8-10 runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24-June 28.

"Animal Ambassadors" for ages 11-14 runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 8 to July 12. $135. To enroll, call Companion Animal Foundation at 826-7387. Applications are available at www.cafanimals.org.

Leader-in-Training Program. City of Arcata, Arcata. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers a Summer Recreation Program for teens. Teens ages 13-17 become a leader-in-training and gain real life work experience and leadership skills, all while having fun in the sun. LITs work with campers 4-14, helping to plan and lead activities, field trips and more. Get a head start for future paid job opportunities as a Recreation Camp Leader. Registration closes Friday, May 31. . $15, $16 non-resident, 5+ weeks for $75, $80 non-resident. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Lost Coast Camp. Lost Coast Camp, 1199 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. This sleepover camp has openings still available in all five sessions. 1: June 26-July 3 Ranch and Wild (ages 8-11). 2: July 7-14 Makers Camp (ages 11-13). 3: July 17-24 River and Adventure (ages 9-12). 4:July 8-12 Day Camp (ages 5-7). 5: July 27-Aug. 5 Teen Leadership/BP (ages 14-16). $400-$800, camperships available. www.lostcoastcamp.org. 629-3547.

Lost Coast Debate Camp. Every 6 days, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. The West Coast's only British Parliamentary debate camp. We cater to college and high school students from around the region, and offer four days of instruction on debate theory, research tips and contemporary politics, as well as a camp-wide tournament at the end of the event. $350 full camp, $200 partial participation. Financial aid available, free to HSU students enrolled in fall 2019. molly.pucillo@humboldt.edu. camps.humboldt.edu. 826.5481.

Magic the Gathering/Pokemon & other Card Games. July 22-26, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. This class will help you refine your game skills, teach you if you don't know how, and other fun game related activities. Create Theme decks. All materials provided. You will get so many cards... just sayin. $99. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - 3D Games w/Unity. July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to 3D Game Design. Unity based, basic concepts and introduction to UI. Build Unity Game #1. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - 3D Games w/Unity Advanced. July 8-12, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to 3D Game Design. Unity based, basic concepts and introduction to UI. Build Unity Game #2. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - App Creation. July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to App design. Basics of what apps are, what they can do, and why they are important to the future. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - AppCreation. July 15-19, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to App design. Basics of what apps are, what they can do, and why they are important to the future. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - Game Design w/Alice1. Every 5 days, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to Gaming Design Concepts. Visual representation using Alice. Build Alice Game #1. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. www.nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - Game Design w/Alice2. June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to Gaming Design Concepts. Visual representation using Alice. Build Alice Game #2 $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. www.nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - Programming with Alice1. Every 5 days, 9 a.m.-noon. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to Programming Concepts. Visual representation using Alice. Build an animated world while learning programming concepts. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. www.nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode - Programming with Alice2. June 24-28, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to Programming Concepts. Visual representation using Alice. Build an animated world while learning programming concepts. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. www.nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode-Python. July 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon and July 22-26, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to Python Programming. Python Activities. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358. July 22-26, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Introduction to Python Programming. Python Activities. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode-Website Design. July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Basic Website concepts. (CSS/HTML). $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

NuCode-Website Design2. July 29-Aug. 2, 1-4 p.m. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. Build your own Webpage. $150. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

Pal Camp 2019. Mondays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Discovery Museum's Pal Camp, 1 Pacific Lumber Camp Road, Freshwater. Art, theater, science, and community resources are combined in the spirit of discovery. Campers and teen counselors participate in activities that promote leadership and personal development. Traditional camp activities such as arts & crafts, games, singing camp songs, cooking, experimenting, swimming in Freshwater Pool, hiking, water games and storytelling. Thursdays are family potlucks and optional sleepover nights for campers going into the fourth grade and up. Extension hours available. Discovery Museum Members $170 per week, non-members $180 per week, junior counselors $75 per week. palcamp@discovery-museum.org. www.discovery-museum.org. 443-9694.

Pokemon/Magic the Gathering & other Card Games. July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon. NuGames Eureka, 1662 Myrtle Ave. #A. This class will help you refine your game skills, teach you if you don't know how, and other fun game related activities. Create Theme decks. All materials provided. You will get so many cards... just sayin. $99. nugamesonline@gmail.com. nugamesonline.com. 497-6358.

Redwood Day Camp. Mondays-Fridays. Redwood Lodge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 5-12. Redwood Day Camp offers two options: Morning Only (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or Full-Day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), both of which run Monday-Friday, June 17-Aug. 23. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. This camp teaches real life skills in socialization, leadership and teamwork while exploring the world of nature, art and cooperative games. Each week's theme adds new activities for a whole summer of fun in Redwood Park. Weekly fee: $110 morning only, $150 full days, add $11 for non-resident. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Robotics Camp. June 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and July 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. A hands-on, activity-based program designed to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math fields. Our camp introduces incoming seventh, eighth, and ninth graders to various disciplines through fun, age-appropriate activities. $295 per session. molly.pucillo@humboldt.edu. 826.5481.

Spanish Summer Day Camp. Mondays-Fridays. Fuente Nueva Charter School, 1730 Janes Road, Arcata. Learn Spanish through daily activities that include: Juegos y deportes - Games & sports; La Fábrica - Maker's Space; Estudio de Arte - Art Studio; La Cocina - Cooking activities; C.T.I.M. - S.T.E.M.; El Teatro - Plays, songs and dances; El Jardín - The Garden; Paseos - Fieldtrips; ¡Y mucho mas. - And much more. Each week is full immersion and will feature a different Spanish speaking region. Full day or half day options are available. 822-3348.

Young Writers Camp. Aug. 5-9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Redwood Writing Project's annual event for kids 9-14 years of age. Designed to provide a fun and collaborative writing environment to create and publish in a variety of genres. $150. rwp@humboldt.edu. www.rwp.humboldt.edu. 826-5109.

Visual & Performing Arts

Amazing Race Camp SCRAP. July 8-12, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Suite D, Arcata. Simple machine crafting at SCRAP. Camp is open to children in first through fifth grade. Tuition must be paid at the time of registration via PayPal. $175, $35/day. education@scraphumboldt.edu. scraphumboldt.org/programs/camp. 822-2452.

Arcata Rec Art Camp. Mon., June 24. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 7-12. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Young aspiring artists focus on age-appropriate art projects, imaginative play and inspiring activities. Artists create new projects every day while exploring a variety of art mediums. Camp is held in the Arcata Community Center's Teen Room. $110 per week, add $11 for non-residents. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Eureka Rec Art Camp. June 24-28 and July 22-26. Adorni Recreation Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Art Camp will focus on the fundamentals of art creation in various mediums where youth ages 5-12 will create several projects that will all be taken home at the end of the session. $100. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Art Camp @ Plum Blossom Studio Arcata. July 15-19, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m., Aug. 4-9, 1:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Aug. 5-9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Plum Blossom Studio, 98 California Ave., Arcata. Plum Blossom Studio, 98 California Ave., Arcata. This is a unique chance for students to learn and create in an artist's studio. Fun with fine art techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, print making, fiber arts, and art history. Mornings 9:30a.m. to 12:30 pm for ages 8-10. Afternoons 1:30- 4:30 pm for ages 11-14. $135 per weekly session. All materials included with only six students per class. thaovillagepainter@gmail.com. www.thaoart.biz. 601-9955. $135. www.thaoart.biz. 601-9955.

Beginning Sewing Camp. June 17-20, 1-4 p.m. and June 24-27, 9 a.m.-noon. Notions Sewing Studio, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 7 and up. All genders. Become familiar with how to safely and effectively use a sewing machine through a variety of fun projects. Learn how to sew straight and curved lines, pin, iron and much more. Materials included. Sign up online. $135. www.NotionsSewingStudio.com.

Broadway Bound Ages 7-10 (Beginning Level). July 22-26. No Limits Studio Arcata, 1093 10th St. In this exciting camp dancers will learn Broadway style dances and do Broadway-themed crafts. Many types of dance will be taught including tap, hip hop, jazz and musical theater. There will be an in-class performance on the last day. $125. nolimitstapandjazz@yahoo.com. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com/summer-.html. 825-0922.

Broadway Bound Ages 8-12 (Advanced Beginning). July 29-Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. No Limits Studio Arcata, 1093 10th St. This camp is designed for dancers with a bit of dance experience. In this exciting camp dancers will learn Broadway style dances and do Broadway-themed crafts. Many types of dance will be taught including tap, hip hop, jazz and musical theater. There will be an in-class performance on the last day. $100. nolimitstapandjazz@yahoo.com. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com/summer-.html. 825-0922.

Camp SCRAP Kinetics. Mon., May 27, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Suite D, Arcata. SCRAP Humboldt will host its own creative reuse kinetic race for kids in first through fifth grade. At this single-day camp teams will be formed, songs created, costumes designed and a glorious group of kinetic youngsters born. This creative reuse art camp takes place in SCRAP's Education Studio. $35. education@scraphumboldt.org. www.scraphumboldt.org/programs/camp. 822-2452.

Camp Summer Superheros SCRAP. Aug. 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Suite D, Arcata. Fun camp days of superhero crafting at SCRAP. Camp is open to children in first through fifth grade. Tuition must be paid at the time of registration via PayPal. $175, $35 per day. education@scraphumboldt.edu. www.scraphumboldt.org/programs/camp. 822-2452.

Camp Trillium. Trillium Dance Studios, 855 Eighth St., Arcata. Ages 7-12. Camp Trillium offers a week full of dance classes, workshops, crafting, costume making and performance demos. Week 1: June 17-21, Week 2: June 24-28, Week 3: July 15-19, Week 4: July 22-26. Half or full days offered. Sign up at info@trilliumdance.com or by phone 822-8408. www.trilliumdance.com.

Arcata Rec Dance Camp. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 7-9. Dance Camp is offered Monday through Friday, June 24-28, July 8-12 and Aug. 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Dancers learn the latest moves and experiment with styles while working on core competencies. Open to all levels with a love of dance and a willingness to learn and have fun. Camp is held at the Redwood Lounge and/or the Arcata Community Center. $110 per week, add $11 for non-residents. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Dance Scene Dance Camp. July 15-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Dance Scene, 1011 H St., Eureka. Dance Camp is a fun week a packed schedule of classes including ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater, Pilates and crafts, plus an in-studio performance on the last day. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for ages 5-13. All levels are welcome. $150 per week. dancescenestudio@gmail.com. danceeureka.com. 502-2188.

Dance Disney Ages 3 & 4. July 8-12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No Limits Studio Arcata, 1093 10th St. Tap, jazz, ballet, art and fun ... all Disney themed. At the end of camp dancers will have an in class performance where they present their art work and dances. $75. nolimitstapandjazz@yahoo.com. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com/summer-.html. 825-0922.

Dance Disney Ages 5 & 6. July 15-19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No Limits Studio Arcata, 1093 10th St. Tap, jazz, ballet, art and fun ... all Disney themed. At the end of camp dancers will have an in class performance where they present their work. $75. nolimitstapandjazz@yahoo.com. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com/summer-.html. 825-0922.

Dog Days of Summer Camp. Aug. 5-9. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Suite D, Arcata. Fun camp days of crafting celebrating summer's last hooray at SCRAP. Camp is open to children in first through fifth grade. Tuition must be paid at the time of registration via PayPal. $175, $35 per day. education@scraphumboldt.edu. scraphumboldt.org/programs/camp. 822-2452.

Elemental Creative Dance and Circus Arts Camp. Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Ages 6-14. Explore the four elements, how to use hoops, staff, poi, veils and juggling while you weave together the powerful elements of dance to be part of a magnificent creative dance and circus experience at the end of the week in the Creamery Festival and Elemental Spectacle. All skills welcome. Parents welcome to come help before, during or after camp hours with cutting, taping, sewing, decorating. $175. www.redwoodraks.com.

Fairy Camp Ages 8-12 years. July 22-26, 12-4 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Older kids might help a little bit with small fairies earlier in the day but get to stay later and have their own fairy fun in the afternoons. They also get to plan the Fairy Ball on Friday. On Friday we will set up a Fairy Ball for the little ones, siblings, family and friends who are invited to join us at 1 p.m. It will go until 2 p.m. Older fairies may leave at 2 p.m. or stay until 4 p.m. they get to join the fairy clean up helper crew. $110. www.redwoodraks.com.

Fairy Camp Ages 4.5-7 years. July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Ages 4.5-7 years. Make magic wands and fairy houses, dress up and frolic freely, make art and craft projects, and dance in fairy dust. We often have guest storytellers and songs, special camp dances and a tea party for lunch on Friday. $100. www.redwoodraks.com.

Fiber Crafts. July 8-12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Yarn is teaming up with Notions Sewing Studio to offer a series of week-long summer craft camps for kids ages 7-12. Camps will be held at the Manila Community Resource Center and Redwood Coast Montessori School in Manila. Campers will explore all things fiber: weaving, knitting, hand sewing and embroidery, needle felting, wet felting, dyeing and more. $165. www.manilacsd.com/Parks_and_Recreation.htm. 443-9276.

Make It To Wear It. July 15-18, 9 a.m.-noon. Notions Sewing Studio, 621 Third St., Eureka. This class is all about learning to sew, repair and alter clothes. You can choose to make clothes for you, your American doll or both. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from to suit all skill levels and genders. Beginning sewing is a prerequisite for this class. Materials included. Sign up online. $145. www.NotionsSewingStudio.com.

Mini Movers Dance Camp. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 4-6. Mini Movers Dance Camp is offered Monday through Friday, June 17-21, July 1-5 and Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. This creative movement camp, teaches mini movers components of dance while exploring music, choreography, coordination, exercise and flexibility. Open to kids of all levels who have a love of dance and a willingness to learn and have fun. Camp is held at the Redwood Lounge in Redwood Park. $110 per week, add $11 for non-residents. 822-7091.

Nature Crafts. July 22-26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Yarn is teaming up with Notions Sewing Studio to offer a series of week-long summer craft camps for kids ages 7-12. Campers will create projects inspired by nature: flower presses, fairy and gnome houses, cyanotype prints, painted rocks, leaf prints, needle felted birds, and more. Cost includes materials. Call 443-9276 for more information. $165. www.manilacsd.com/Parks_and_Recreation.htm.

Open Level Ballet Classes: Ages 10 thru Teen. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Trinity Ballet Academy, 1981 Central Ave., Mckinleyville. This is a three-week session designed as an Open Level class for Intermediate to Advanced Levels, ages 10 through teen. There will be a simple Basic Barre. Center Floor combinations will separate lower and upper levels. This is a great class to help keep ballet bodies in shape during the summer months. There is a Drop-In option. Call the studio. 839-1816.

Out of the Sea Camp SCRAP. July 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Suite D, Arcata. Fun camp days of plastic crafting at SCRAP. Ink People and SCRAP Humboldt have organized the "Out of the Sea" show at the Tuxford gallery. Camp is open to children in first through fifth grade. Tuition is $35 a day and must be paid at the time of registration. If you have questions please email education@scraphumboldt.org. $175. education@scraphumboldt.edu. www.scraphumboldt.org/programs/camp. 822-2452.

Outer Space Camp SCRAP. June 24-28, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Suite D, Arcata. A fun camp of outer space-themed crafting at SCRAP. Camp is open to children in first through fifth grade. Tuition is $35 a day and must be paid at the time of registration. If you have questions please email education@scraphumboldt.org. $175. education@scraphumboldt.edu. www.scraphumboldt.org/programs/camp. 822-2452.

Piecing it Together. July 15-18, 1-4 p.m. Notions Sewing Studio, 621 Third St., Eureka. This is a fun class dedicated to making cool projects out of small pieces of fabrics. We will have a variety of projects from big to small to choose from. Appropriate for all skill levels. Beginning sewing is a prerequisite for this class. Materials included. Sign up at www.NotionsSewingStudio.com $145. www.notionssewingstudio.com.

Redwood Youth Ballet Summer Workshops. July 22-26, 2-6 p.m. and Aug. 12-16, 2-6 p.m. Old Jacoby Creek School House, 2212 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside. For ages 10 and older. Summer Ballet Workshops with the newly formed Redwood Youth Ballet under the direction of Harmony and Heather Sorter. Must have previous ballet training. The workshops will focus on ballet technique, classical ballet variations, character dance and contemporary. There will be an in studio demonstration at the end of each workshop and special guest teachers for contemporary. $275 for each workshop. heathersorter@hotmail.com. 360-791-4817.

Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop. Mondays-Saturdays. Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. A one week summer chamber music experience for advanced high school and college musicians. Workshop faculty and students come from across the state and nation to study and perform masterworks of the Classical repertoire at Humboldt State University in Arcata. Nightly concerts are free and open to the public in the Fulkerson Hall music building. Student led small ensemble of 3-7 perform Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Saturday morning 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The professional faculty recital is Wednesday night, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. sequoia@humboldt.edu. www.extended.humboldt.edu. 510-507-9738.

Showdown Theater Camp. Mondays-Fridays. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. Ages 10-14. Taught by professionals in the movie and entertainment industry. Children will go beyond learning how to act, write, or present themselves with confidence, but will also gain valuable life skills that apply to all stages of life while learning theater games, acting, singing, movement and other basic theater stagecraft. Campers will help produce a short play that will be performed for family, friends and community members at the end of the session. Performances on August 9 and 10. $300 (includes lunches). recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Sleepover Fun. June 17-20, 9 a.m.-noon. Notions Sewing Studio, 621 Third St., Eureka. Prepare for a summer full of sleepovers. We'll make a variety of projects to get you ready for your next sleep over. Beginning sewing is a prerequisite for this class. Materials included. Sign up at www.NotionsSewingStudio.com $145. www.notionssewingstudio.com.

Summer Youth Workshop - Elemental Pageantry. Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Ages 13-17. Participants in this week long camp prepare for an outdoor public spectacle performance, elemental in the Creamery District on August 17. Children will learn stilt walking, giant shadow puppetry, story construction and processional music. $175. sarahannie999@yahoo.com. 822-1575.

Summer Youth Workshop - Mask Masters. July 15-19, 12-4 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Ages 13-19. Led by local art educators, and professional artist Haley Davis and Sarah Mckinney, Mask Masters is a dynamic workshop for teenagers who are looking to deepen their theatrical experience. Students will explore the expansive world of mask performance with lessons in Commedia Dell'Arte and Larval masks. They will design and create their own mask and learn to perform in them. In this workshop the students and teachers will join together as an ensemble to create their unique masks and story. $100. sarahannie999@yahoo.com. 822-1575.

Theater Camp. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 9-14. Theater Camp is offered daily, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thespians train their voices and bodies for performance, experiment with improve and learn the basics of set building, costuming, stage makeup and more, all out in the fresh air under the Redwoods. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091. $110 weekly, add $11 for non-resident.

Tiny Fairy Camp. July 2-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Ages 4.5-8 years. No camp on Monday or on 4th of July. Lots of fairy magic awaits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday including crafts, dancing, dress-up, sparkles and a fairy tea party. $85. www.redwoodraks.com.

Video Production: Tell The World Your Story Documentary. July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bright Spark Media Collective, 1125 16th St., Arcata. This week students will plan and create a small project personal narrative documentary or join as a group to work on one larger project. This is your chance to tell the world who you are, what your hopes for the future are, how you want your elders to create space for you. These videos will go up on Youtube and our website. All equipment provided. $250. brightsparklaura@gmail.com. 845-4772.

Wizarding World Camp. July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. 8-14 years. Headmistress Septima Crystalvane cordially invites your young witch or wizard to the second annual Crystalvane International Summer Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We welcome students from all houses wizarding schools across the globe to join us for wand work, defensive magic, duels, Quidditch, spells, potions, herbology, divinations, cooking, wand-making and much more. Arrive at Platform 824 L #16 promptly for your departing train and begin your adventure. Our academy houses are Firewild and Embreador. Are you a phoenix, a peacock or possibly a dragon? See who wins this year's House Cup and Quidditch Cup, make butterbeer, play a trivia challenge. Only 20 spots open. $150. www.redwoodraks.com.

World Dance and Music Camp. June 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Ages 6-14 years. Celebrate a world of dance in this camp where kids get to sample dance styles from across the globe including samba, salsa, hip hop, hula, Irish dance, Hoop dance and more. This year we will also have multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Kipp as our music director teaching songs and rhythms from across the globe. Kids get their dance passports stamped by a variety of local special guest teachers and put together a show for parents and friends and are invited to be part of a community performance. Kids will be divided into two groups based on age/level of dance experience. No experience needed. $175. www.redwoodraks.com.

Young Creators Art Camp. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 4-6. Young Creators Art Camp is offered daily, M-F: June 17-21, July 1-5, July 15-19 and August 5-9 from 1-5 p.m. Young aspiring artists focus on age-appropriate art projects, imaginative play and inspiring activities. Artists create new projects every day while exploring a variety of art mediums. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091. $110 weekly, add $11 for non- resident.

Nature & Science

Hands-On Science Fair. Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Humboldt State University, Science A, Room 467 & 475, Arcata. Ages 7-14. Interactive science fair hosted by the HSU Department of Physics and the HSU School of Education. Free. tyler.mitchell@humboldt.edu. 826-3253.

Kid's CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Camp. July 1-3. Adorni Recreation Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 8-12. Children can experience crime scene investigation and forensic science with actual experts in the field as they learn the secrets of how CSIs uncover hidden evidence, apply careful observation, collect evidence, use detection skills and interpret fingerprints and DNA. In partnership with EPD. www.EurekaCommunityServices.com. 441-4248.

Kid's Herbs and Arts Camp. Jacoby Creek Land Trust, 2182 Old Arcata Rd., Bayside. Ages 7-11, Kids will explore the garden environment with hands-on projects focusing on medicinal and culinary herbs. Topics/activities include, but are not limited to: botany, medicinal uses of plants, working with plants, stewardship, painting, poetry, creekside exploration and more. Kids will come home with an herb/art journal and remedy bag at the end of the camp. Three different sessions: Session 1: July 8-11, Session 2: July 15-18 and Session 3: August 12-15. The camp runs from 9-3:30 p.m. at the Community Herb Garden. Contact Ami Wruck at monamiga@hotmail.com or 834-8954. $175-$250 sliding scale with work-trade and payment plans available.

Marsh Explorers Science Camp. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Ages 7-9. Marsh Explorers Science Camp is offered daily June 17-21, July 1-5, July 15-19 and August 5-9 from 1 to 5 p.m. Marsh explorers investigate nature through experiments, individual projects and engaging, hands-on learning. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091. $110 weekly, add $11 for non-resident.

Plants and Pollinator Camp. Mon., July 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. HSU Natural History Museum, 1242 G St., Arcata. Ages 8-12 years. Participants will dive into the world of botany through plant dissection and identification, soil science, growing sprouts, hanging with beekeepers and much more. Campers will learn about birds, bats, and the bees and will visit several gardens to hone their observational skills and apply what they have learned throughout the week. $120 per week, $100 museum members. natmus@humboldt.edu. www.humboldt.edu/natmus. 826-4479.

Science Camp. Aug. 5-9. Sequoia Park, 3414 W St., Eureka. Ages 5-12. Young discoverers will study the world of matter and energy all around them. Campers will participate in exciting and hands on experiments. $100. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Science Heroes Camp. July 15-19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. HSU Natural History Museum, 1242 G St., Arcata. This week will emphasize a different science career each day of the week and will differ from last year. Themes include wildlife conservation, ocean science, chemistry, redwood ecology and wetlands. The week will include field trips to the Arcata Marsh, the Arcata forest and the HSU Marine lab. Students will go tide pooling, search for salamanders, make molecules, analyze wildlife camera traps and participate in lots of other fun hands-on activities. $120 per week, $100 museum members. natmus@humboldt.edu. www.humboldt.edu/natmus. 826-4479.

Space Exploration Camp. Aug. 12-16. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Ages 5-12. Young adventurers will learn about planets, the solar system, and experiment with science focused activities relating to our solar system. $100. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Young Explorers Science Camp. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Ages 4-6. Young Explorers Science Camp is offered daily, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 12-16 from 1-5 p.m. Young explorers are introduced to the natural world through experiments, individual projects and engaging, age-appropriate science learning. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091. $110 weekly, add $11 for non-resident.

Sports, Athletics & Adventure

2019 The Art of Tennis Camp. Every 5 days, 9 a.m.-noon. Eureka High School, 1915 J St. Open to Eureka residents. Player development tennis camp, no experience required. Sponsored by EHS Boys & Girls Tennis Club. Coach Giancarlo. $150 per person. sgcampagna@hotmail.com. 298-0847.

Adventure Camp. Redwood Park, top of 14th Street, Arcata. Ages 9-14. Adventure Camp is offered daily, June 17-Aug. 23 from 1-5 p.m. Adventure seekers gain lifelong skills while challenging their individual limits. Each week offers new activities and adventures. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091. $110 weekly, add $11 for non-resident.

All Sports Camp. July 1-3. Carson Park, H and Buhne streets, Eureka. Ages 6-12. $90. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Boys Basketball Camp hosted by HSU Men's Basketball. June 24-27, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Lumberjack Arena, Humboldt State University, Arcata. For boys grades 3-12. Join the Lumberjacks and learn from the best. The fundamental Boys Basketball Camp is designed to develop the individual skills and abilities of each player, regardless of skill level. Visit www.hsujacks.com/camps or call the HSU Boys Basketball Camp Office at 599-5497 for more information. $295. spk1@humboldt.edu.

Camp N.E.T. Advanced Basketball Camp. June 17-21 and Aug. 12-16. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. Ages 8-12. Camp N.E.T. combines high level basketball training with fun and youth development. Both recreation leaders and basketball coaches offer a fun, energetic week filled with team spirit, breakdown drills, games, competitions and a few surprises. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Children's Aikido Classes. Thu., May 9. North Coast Aikido, 890 G St, Arcata. Nonviolent, noncompetitive martial arts. Physical conditioning, self-confidence, self-defense and fun. Ongoing, Mondays-Fridays, 6-7:30 p.m. for adults and teens, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. for ages 6-9, and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. for ages 10-12. See website for details and prices. Info@northcoastaikido.org. www.northcoastaikido.org. 826-9395.

Family Fun Day. Sundays, May 12, 11 a.m.-3; June 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m; July 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m; and Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Get the family together and explore Humboldt Bay. Aquatic staff will give you and your family a customized paddle and safety talk and outfit you to the vessel of your choice: kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard and then help launch you off the dock for your own family adventure on the bay. $20, free for children free (limit 2 per adult, ages 6-17). hbac@humboldt.edu. 443-4222.

Get Up and Cheer Camp. July 1-3. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. The purpose of this camp is to introduce the fundamentals of cheer, dance and team bonding. It will also expand on skills your little athlete may already have. For ages 8-12. $105. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Girls Basketball Camp Hosted by HSU Women's Basketball. July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lumberjack Arena, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Girls grades 4-12 are invited to sign up for the annual Girls Basketball Camp hosted by Humboldt State women's basketball. The five-day camp is a great option for campers who are being introduced to basketball, as well as advanced players who are looking to further develop their game. Sign up today by visiting www.hsujacks.com/camps or call Coach Hankins-Maldanado at 826-5942 or mmh769@humboldt.edu. $300.

Humboldt Crabs Baseball Camps. Countywide. Youth baseball camps for boys and girls offered at various locations throughout Humboldt county. A great way to get your child out and playing baseball. Camp registration size is limited to the first 90 registrants at each location. See www.humboldtcrabs.com/crabs-camps for complete information. camps@humboldtcrabs.com.

Humboldt State Girls Volleyball Camp. Aug. 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Lumberjack Arena, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Humboldt State volleyball will be hosting its annual five-day summer camp. Open to girls grades 5-12. Sessions will focus on serving, passing, setting and spiking skill instructions. $300. Kelly.Wood@humboldt.edu. www.hsujacks.com/camps. 826-3666.

Humboldt State Men's Soccer Summer ID Camp. College Creek Soccer Field, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. For grades 9 and up. Train with the Lumberjack coaching staff and improve your skills. The camp will run Saturday, Aug. 3 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The Sunday, Aug. 4 session will run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $100. Frederick.Jungemann@humboldt.edu. www.hsujacks.com/camps. 826-3666.

Humboldt State Summer Soccer Kids Camp. Aug. 5-9, 9-11:30 a.m. College Creek Soccer Field, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. With soccer season starting a couple weeks after camp, there is no better way to prepare than a week of soccer fun with the HSU soccer players and staff. Our outstanding facilities, equipment, and organization create the perfect environment to kick start your passion for the game and ensure you're ready for an amazing season. For children ages 5-8. $150. Frederick.Jungemann@humboldt.edu. www.hsujacks.com/camps. 826-3666.

Humboldt State Summer Youth Soccer Camp. Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. College Creek Soccer Field, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Ages 9-13. With soccer season starting a couple weeks after camp, there is no better way to prepare than a week of soccer fun with the HSU soccer players and staff. Our outstanding facilities, equipment and organization create the perfect environment to kick start your passion for the game and ensure you're ready for an amazing season. $200. Frederick.Jungemann@humboldt.edu. www.hsujacks.com/camps. 826-3666.

Humboldt Tri-Kids Triathlon. Sun., June 2. Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th St. Humboldt Tri-Kids is a triathlon for youth ages 7-18. Participants may enter as an individual or as a member of a 2 or 3-person relay team. Registration Deadline is May 30, 2019. There will be no triathlon race day registration. Pick-up registration form at: Adventure's Edge in Arcata and Eureka, The Jogg'n Shoppe in Arcata, Revolution Bicycles in Arcata. Or print one out from www.trikids.com.

Junior Golf Camps. June 17-20 and Aug. 12-15. Eureka Municipal Golf Course, 4750 Fairway Dr. Ages 7-17. Putting, chipping, and full swing will be covered in our fun and exciting summer camp. $40. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Little Foot-Disc Golf Camp. June 24-28 and July 22-26. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Ages 8-12. Campers will learn the fundamentals of disc golf through individual and group instruction. This camp focuses on: rules for play and competition, course safety and etiquette, technique and fun. Each Campers will be provided with the necessary equipment to participate. $100. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Moonstone Beach Surf Camp. June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Ages 8 and up. Water enthusiasts of all levels will enjoyably learn the aquatic skill necessary for all types of wave riding & surfing while being immersed in jr. lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette and beach and ocean awareness. Lead by former California State lifeguard and school teacher Jeffrey Steinkamp along with male and female instructors. $195 for a full four-day session.. www.moonstonebeachsurfcamp.com. 822-5099.

National Learn to Row Day. Saturday, June 1, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Halvorsen Park, Waterfront Drive, Eureka. An opportunity to experience rowing in a racing shell. Sign up at www.hbra.org. Junior and adult rowing lessons are held throughout the summer. Individual sculling lessons are available by appointment. Humboldt Bay Rowing Association. Free. hbra.org@gmail.com. www.hbra.org. 267-7976.

North Coast Junior Lifeguards. July 8-19 and July 22-Aug. 2. Trinidad State Beach, Trinidad State Beach. Ages 8-17. The California State Park Junior Lifeguard program is dedicated to sharing beach and ocean safety information with its participants, as well as providing a program of physical fitness, first aid, CPR and exposure to ocean-oriented sports. Visit www.parks.ca.gov for more program and registration information. Keven.Harder@parks.ca.go.

Redwood Explorers Camp. July 8-12. Sequoia Park, 3414 W St., Eureka. Ages 5-12. Eureka Community Services is offering a week-long camp for children to explore the environment right outside their front door. Young adventurers will hike trails, learn about wildlife and experiment with science-focused activities relating to local eco-systems. $100 half day or $130 full day. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Skate Camp. Arcata Skate Park, 900 Sunset Ave. Youth of all skill levels learn how to be safe and have fun at our local skateboard park. Instructed by skilled, local skateboarders, this program focuses on park safety, park etiquette, street and vert riding and style. Skate Camp for ages 6-9 is offered daily, June 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Skate Camp for ages 6-14 is offered daily: July 8-12, July 15-19, Aug. 5-9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the week of August 12-16 Girls only Shred from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., then from 1 to 5 p.m. Open to all. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091. $110 weekly, add $11 for non-resident.

Skateboard Camp. June 24-28 and July 22-26. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Ages 8-12. Campers will learn the fundamentals of skating through individual and group instruction. This camp will help kids focus on technique, skill and safety. Each camper will be provided with elbow and knee pads. Campers will need to provide their own skateboard and helmet. $95. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Summer Youth Basketball. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m. McKinleyville Recreation Department, 1656 Sutter Road. The Summer Youth Basketball program is co-ed with divisions for boys and girls entering third-fourth, fifth-sixth and seventh-eighth grades. Grades may be combined based on enrollment. All games will be held at the McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Rd. Registration Deadline is June 21, 2019. (Registration after this date will include a $15 late fee.) $55 resident/$60 non-resident. lesley@mckinleyvillecsd.com. mckinleyvillecsd.com/youth-sports. 839-9003.

Waterfront Adventure Camp. June 17-21, July 15-19 and July 29-Aug. 2. Adorni Recreation Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 8-12. Participants will partake in in different adventures in and along Humboldt Bay. The purpose of this camp is to promote healthy outdoor adventures along the water. $100 half day or $130 full day. recreation@ci.eureka.ca.gov. www.eurekacommunityservices.com. 441-4248.

Yoga & Surf Fusion Camp. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Five-day sessions start: July 15, July 29 and Aug.12, 9am-3pm. Women of ALL ages (13+) are invited to explore, build and strengthen their connection to yoga, integrated with multi-level surf and ocean safety skills. This camp also emphasizes earth sustainability and personal empowerment through health and wellness. K-12 Calif. credentialed teacher, RYT200 and open water lifeguard certified, Krista Duarte has been coaching surfing since 1998. For more information or to register, visit www.Mermaidsnsailors.com or call 834-2211.

Youth C-15 Sailing. July 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 10-16 (must be 10 before first day). This program is developed for junior sailors looking to expand their skills and put their sailing knowledge to the test. In addition, there will be a fun sail obstacle course, technical skills, seamanship and navigational guidelines. Sailors will also learn the basics of sailboat racing and have a fun race towards the end of the week. $325. hbac@humboldt.edu. www.centeractivities.humboldt.edu

Youth Combination Sailing. July 22-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 10-16 (must be 10 before first day). This program is designed for the youth sailor who wants to hone their skills on both of our sailing vessels: Lasers & Coronado 15s and learn how they sail differently and how to sail them effectively. Also have fun races and learn to play sailing games. $325. hbac@humboldt.edu. www.centeractivities.humboldt.edu

Youth Dynamic Sailing. July 30-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 10-16 (must be 10 before first day). For the youth sailor who has found their sea legs and is ready to develop some advanced sailing skills, this course will cover the intricacies of the Humboldt Bay, preparing the sailor for the challenges and excitement of sailing on our bay. $215. hbac@humboldt.edu. www.centeractivities.humboldt.edu. 443-4222.

Youth Laser Sailing. June 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. This five-day course teaches youth the basic skills necessary to sail small craft boats. Junior sailors learn boat rigging, points of sail, capsize recovery, boat handling skills, water safety, situational awareness and more on Laser sailboats. For youth of all skill levels. $325. hbac@humboldt.edu. www.centeractivities.humboldt.edu. 443-4222.

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