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Summer of Fun!!!!! 

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 on page 49 and visit www.northcoastjournal.com for updates. Have fun, kids.

General & Multi Activities

2018 Summer at PAL Camp. Mondays-Fridays, June 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Discovery Museum's Pal Camp, 1 Pacific Lumber Camp Road, Freshwater. Ages 5-12. Eight weeks of fun-filled activities in which campers take part in games, crafts and science experiments. Campers grow as individuals and learn to work as part of a team spending their time among the beautiful redwood forest. Once a week the campers will get the chance to swim at Freshwater Park and also put on a show for their parents at skit night. $180, $170 members. palcamp@discovery-museum.org. www.discovery-museum.org/pal.html. 443-9694.

Camp Ryan. Mondays-Fridays, 7:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m. John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Ages 5-12. Each week's activities are centered around different topics including space, science, sports and water. Packed with an array of activities. No camp July 4. Half days: 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Contact Shannon Fazio. $125/week full days, $95/week half days. www.eurekarecreation.com. 441-4244.

Explorers Jr Day Camp. July 8-12. Lost Coast Camp, 1199 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. Ages 5-7. In this five-day session campers have Beach Day, River Day, Ranch Day and a hayride to a puppet show. Led by experienced and friendly staff, these little ones get to experience the beginning magic of Lost Coast Camp. For more information, visit www.lostcoastcamp.org.

Kiddie Kamp. Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Rohner Park, 5 Park St., Fortuna. Ages 4-6. This camp offers many daily activities such as arts and crafts, hiking, bike days, group sports, cooking, roller skating and much more. Also, weekly water days and some field trips throughout the summer. Closed July 4. $120 weekly. twilson@ci.fortuna.ca.us. www.friendlyfortuna.com. 725-7620.

Makers Camp. July 6-13. Lost Coast Camp, 1199 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. Ages 11-13. Create, build, discover creativity and the art of making. For more information, visit www.lostcoastcamp.org.

McKinleyville Kids Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. McKinleyville Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Road. A dynamic summer day camp program in which campers have the opportunity to choose their summer experience. Campers will have a choice between a variety of options for each "activity" segment of the daily schedule. Opportunities for free play both indoors and outdoors each day. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, games, drama, cooking, roller skating, field trips and more. $148 weekly full day for residents, $152 for non-residents. kirsten@mckinleyvillecsd.com. www.mckinleyvillecsd.com/kidscamp. 839-9003.

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North Star Quest Camp for Girls. July 22 at 3 p.m. through July 26 at 1:30 p.m. Mattole Camp & Retreat Center, 36841 Mattole Road, Petrolia. A sleep away camp for girls going into sixth through eighth grade next Fall. Empowering workshops, swimming, art, campfires, new friends, and big dreams. Camp 1: July 22 to July 26 Camp 2: July 29 to August 2 We never turn a camper away because they can't pay. See website for details. $550 Sliding. northstarquest@gmail.com. www.northstarquest.org. 633-4522.

Ranch and Wild Camp. June 25-July 3. Lost Coast Camp, 1199 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. Ages 8-11. Get to know your cabin mates, swim in the river, sing songs, hike in Mill Creek forest, make art, do archery and camp under the stars, listen to a Robinson Crusoe story, earn a medallion, feed cows on ranch day, dig potatoes, go canoeing up the river, climb your mountains. For more information, visit www.lostcoastcamp.org.

Redwood Day Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Redwood Lodge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 5-12. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Campers participate in a wide variety of games, art, cooking, fieldtrips, swimming and more. Redwood Day Camp teaches real life skills in socialization, leadership, and teamwork while exploring the world of nature, art and cooperative learning in the beautiful setting of Redwood Park. $145 full day weekly, $105 half day weekly, add $10 for non-residents. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Summer Enrichment and Fun. Mon., July 2, 9 a.m.-noon. Mistwood Montessori School, 1801 10th St., Eureka. Ages 3-7. Two Sessions: July 2–27, 9 a.m.–noon. Seven Continents In The Garden Under The Sea Down On The Farm. Call 444-8100 for more information. www.mistwoodmontessori.com.

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Summer Fun. Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Rohner Park, 5 Park St., Fortuna. For 7-14 year-olds. This camp offers many daily activities such as arts and crafts, hiking, bike days, group sports, cooking, roller skating and much more. We have weekly water days and offer some field trips throughout the summer. Closed July 4. $100 weekly. twilson@ci.fortuna.ca.us. www.friendlyfortuna.com. 725-7620.

Young Writers Camp 2018. Aug. 6-10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Founders Hall, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Ages 9-14. The RWP Young Writers Camp provides a fun and collaborative environment for youth to create and publish in a variety of genres including (but not limited to) graphic novels, sci-fi-fantasy, poetry, digital stories and song/lyrics. Space is limited. $150. rwp@humboldt.edu. www.redwoodwp.org. 826-5109.

Visual & Performing Arts

Adventures in Musical Theatre. June 18-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cutten School, 4182 Walnut Drive, Eureka. Allstar Theatre Arts presents this two-week camp that explores the performing arts and culminates in a production of Honk jr., an enchanting musical based on The Ugly Duckling. Kids will participate in workshops about costumes, make-up, lighting, stage direction, choreography and more. $400 for the two-week camp. 502-2658. info@allstartheatre.org. www.allstartheatre.org.

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Art Camp. June 25-29, 1-5 p.m., July 9-13, 1-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 13-17, 1-5 p.m. 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. Artists explore the visual arts, while discovering their own style. Weekly Fee: $105 (add $10/week for non-resident). Art Camp is held in the Arcata Community Center's Teen Room. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Art Camps @ Plum Blossom Studio. July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. and Aug. 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. 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 a.m. to noon for ages 7-10. Afternoons 1- 4 pm for ages 10-14. $130 per weekly session. All materials included with only six students per class. $130. thaovillagepainter@gmail.com. www.thaoart.biz. 601-9955.

Beginning Sewing Camp. June 18-21, 9 a.m.-noon. Notions Sewing Studio, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. All classes are co-ed. 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. Register online at www.notionssewingstudio.com. $125, includes all materials. www.notionssewingstudio.com. 601-9804.

Come Join The Dance Circus. July 16-20, 10 a.m.-noon. No Limits Studio Arcata, 1093 10th St. Ages 3 & 4. Each fun-filled day will be include dancing, games, music and art. Dancers will learn many styles of dance including tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet. All of the dances, arts and activities will be circus themed. At the end of camp dancers will present "The Greatest Show on Earth!" $75. nolimitstapandjazz@yahoo.com. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com/summer-2018.html. 825-0922.

Dance Camp. June 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 7-9. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Dancers learn the latest dance moves and experiment with dance styles while working on core competencies. Open to dancers of all levels who have a love of dance and a willingness to learn and have fun. Each week culminates with a Friday All-Camp Performance. Dance Camp runs: June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 30-Aug 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily. Weekly Fee: $105 (add $10/week for non-resident). Some dance camps take place at Arcata Community Center. rec@cityofarcata.org. 707-822-7091.

Dance Maker Space Camp. Aug. 6-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Ages 6-12. This camp is for young choreographers and creators of all dance styles to learn skills to build pieces and create a show. Registration at www.redwoodraks.com or 616-6876. $165. www.redwoodraks.com.

Fairy Dance Camp. July 2-6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 13-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Ages 5-9. Whimsical dancing, arts, crafts and sparkly dress up fun. Registration at www.redwoodraks.com or 616-6876. No camp on July 4. $100. www.redwoodraks.com.

Fairy Festival & Twilight Ball. Sat., June 30, 3-9 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Fairies, elves, dragons and all magical folks are welcome to celebrate summer on the Arcata Plaza for the first ever Arcata Fairy Festival. Shoshanna and Arcata Mainstreet present a whimsical new event following the farmers market. Activities, crafts, ice cream, dancing, music, storytelling, photo areas, a parade and fairy frolicking for the whole family. In the evening, a Twilight Ball will emerge with dancing for magical folk with a more sophisticated aesthetic. A benefit for CASA. arcatamainstreet@gmail.com. 822-4500.

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Fiber Crafts with Yarn and Notions Sewing Studio. July 9-13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Ages 7-12. Explore all things fiber — weaving, knitting, hand sewing and embroidery, needle felting, wet felting, dyeing and more. Registration online: www.yarn-fun.com Call Yarn at 443-9276 for more info. $150 with a $10 discount for siblings. www.manilacsd.com/Parks_and_Recreation.htm.

Join the Dance Circus. Mon., July 16-20, noon-2 p.m. No Limits Studio Arcata, 1093 10th St. Ages 5 & 6. Each fun-filled day will be include dancing, games, music and art! Dancers will learn many styles of dance including tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet. All of our dances, arts and activities will be circus themed. At the end of camp dancers will present "The Greatest Show on Earth!" $75. nolimitstapandjazz@yahoo.com. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com/summer-2018.html. 825-0922.

Lights...Camera...Dance. July 23-27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tue., July 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed., July 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thu., July 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Fri., July 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No Limits Studio Arcata, 1093 10th St. Ages 7-10. Beginning Level. In this exciting dance adventure, dancers will star in a music video filmed in camp. Each fun-filled day will include dancing, games, music and art. Dancers will learn many styles of dance including tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet and will do an in-studio performance the last day of camp. $125. nolimitstapandjazz@yahoo.com. www.nolimitsdanceacademy.com/summer-2018.html. 825-0922.

MARZ Summer Hours. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. MARZ Project, 525 Seventh St., Eureka. The Ink People's digital media lab is open to anyone ages 12 to 26 to work one-on-one with professional artist mentors on music, video, and digital graphic arts. Learn an instrument, bring your ideas, or start from scratch. Free. marzers@gmail.com. inkpeople.org/home/content/marz-project-0. 442-8413.

Mini Movers Dance Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 4-6. 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 dancers of all levels who have a love of dance and a willingness to learn and have fun. Each week culminates with a Friday All-Camp Performance. *No camp on July 4. $105/week (add $10/week for non-resident), $84/$94 non-resident. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Nature Crafts with Yarn and Notions Sewing Studio. July 23-27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Ages 7-12. Crafts inspired by nature: flower presses, fairy and gnome houses, cyanotype prints, painted rocks, leaf prints, needle felted birds and more. Registration online: www.yarn-fun.com Call Yarn at 443-9276 for more info. $150 with a $10 discount for siblings. www.manilacsd.com/Parks_and_Recreation.htm.

Pageant on the Plaza. July 9-21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Ages 9-16. Two week adventure in outdoor spectacle and performance. Show at Farmer's Market July 21.

Paper Crafts with Yarn and Notions Sewing Studio. Aug. 6-10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Ages 7-12. Explore all things paper. Origami, kirigami, papier mache, collage, paper making, paper beads, marbleized paper and more. Registration online: www.yarn-fun.com Call Yarn at 443-9276 for more info. $150 with a $10 discount for siblings. www.manilacsd.com/Parks_and_Recreation.htm.

Project Sewing Camp: Zip-it. June 25-28, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Notions Sewing Studio, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. All classes are co-ed. Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed Beginning Sewing Camp and have the ability to sew independently. Register online at www.notionssewingstudio.com. www.notionssewingstudio.com.

Project Sewing Camp: Bag-it. June 25-28, 9 a.m.-noon. Notions Sewing Studio, 621 Third St., Eureka. Ages 8 and up. All classes are co-ed. Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed Beginning Sewing Camp and have the ability to sew independently. Register online at www.notionssewingstudio.com. $125, includes all materials. www.notionssewingstudio.com.

Puppet Camp. June 25-29. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Ages 6-14. Half or full day. Puppet building laboratory. Puppet theater production. Call the Arcata Playhouse for more info or to sign up. 822-1575.

Spanish Summer Day Camp. July 9-Aug. 24. Fuente Nueva Charter School, 1730 Janes Road, Arcata. Grades K-5. Three weeks of full Spanish immersion. Any level of Spanish welcome. Full or half day options available. For more information call 822-3348.

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Summer Ballet Sessions. July 12-Aug. 14. Trinity Ballet Academy, 1981 Central Ave., Mckinleyville. Ages 4-teen.Trinity Ballet Academy is offering a five-week summer ballet session. Call the studio for days,times and levels offered. Trinity Ballet Academy offers classical ballet training in a professional and nurturing environment. Located in Mckinleyville,Trinity Ballet Academy has been serving Humboldt County since 1999. Fee depends on what classes are taken.Call Trinity Ballet Academy for prices. 839-1816.

Summer Dance Workshops w/Heather Sorter and guests. July 16-20 and Aug. 13-17, 1-4 p.m. HLOC's Space, 92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. Ages 9 and up. Workshops will focus on classical ballet, contemporary, character dance and variations culminating with an in studio performance. Dancers must have classical ballet training. Special guest teachers for contemporary and character dance. $200/week. heathersorter@hotmail.com. www.hloc.org. (360) 791-4817.

Summer Reading Kickoff & Stories. Wed., June 13, 6-8 p.m. Fortuna Library, 753 14th St. Storyteller Charlene Storr appears at the library's Summer Reading kickoff (6:30pm). Sign-up for "Reading Takes You Everywhere" to earn prizes. Enjoy crafts and snacks, and free books for all kids from Humboldt Literacy Project. Free. 725-3460.

Summer Youth Workshops. July 23-27. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. For ages 6-9. Workshops in Creative Movement and Clown Town. Half or full day options. Call the Arcata Playhouse for more info or to sign up. 822-1575.

Theater Camp. July 9-13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 16-20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 23-27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redwood Lounge, Redwood Park, Arcata. Ages 9-14. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Theater campers train their voices and bodies for performance, experiment with improv, and learn the basics of set building, costuming, stage makeup and more, all out in the fresh air under the Redwoods. $105/week, add $10/week for non-resident. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

World Dance Camp. July 16-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Learn dance styles from across the globe and put on a dance show. Registration at www.redwoodraks.com or 616-6876. $165. www.redwoodraks.com.

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Young Creators Art Camp. June 18-22, July 2-6, July 16-20 and Aug. 6-10, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Ages 4-6. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Young aspiring artists play games and activities with focus on art projects. In the Arcata Community Center's Teen Room. $105/week (add $10/week for non-resident), $84/$94 non-resident for week of July 2-6. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Youth Art Camps. June 18-Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Ages 5-12. Five sessions available. Visit www.humboldtart.org/classes to sign up or call 442-0278. $120, $115 members.

Nature & Science

Coastal Connections Summer Camp. Mon., July 23. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Ages 8-11. This camp will connect participants to the diverse coastal habitats of the Samoa Peninsula. The Nature Center is located in Manila between the Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean, an ideal location for exploring diverse coastal habitats by foot. While exploring coastal ecosystems, campers will record observations and reflect on their experiences through art and creative writing in nature journals. In addition to science, art, and cultural history, this program will emphasize coastal stewardship, eco-friendly lifestyles and active living. For prices and more information, please contact Friends of the Dunes. info@friendsofthedunes.org. 444-1397.

Dune Detectives Summer Camp. July 16-20 and July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Ages 5-7. This camp will connect participants to the diverse coastal habitats of the Samoa Peninsula. The Nature Center is located in Manila between the Humboldt Bay and Pacific Ocean, an ideal location for exploring a diverse habitats by foot. Participants will visit beaches, dunes, wetlands, and coastal forests while learning about nature through inquiry based learning and creative expression. While exploring our diverse coastal habitats, participants will learn about the animals through games, songs and hands-on exploration. For prices and more info, please contact Friends of the Dunes. info@friendsofthedunes.org. 444-1397.

Friends of the Dunes Bee-Day Party. Sun., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Friends of the Dunes has been conserving coastal habitats for 36 years, and to celebrate, they're having a Bee-Day Party. All are invited and encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Activities to learn about native bees, bee crafts for kids, a special bee-day treat and a self-guided hike on the Wildberries Trail to the beach will be included. It's going to "bee" a great time. Get picnic supplies at Wildberries Marketplace or Eureka Natural Foods and bring in the receipt to be entered in a drawing for a special bee-day prize. Receipts from the whole week will be accepted. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. 444-1397.

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HSU Natural History Museum Science Exploratory Camps. July 16-20 and July 23-27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. HSU Natural History Museum, 1242 G St., Arcata. Ages 8-12. Week 1: Sustainability Soil Sleuths: Play in the garden, grow your own sprouts and hang with beekeepers. Campers will learn how sustainable agriculture is a solution to climate change through field trips, interactive activities and scientific exploration. Week 2: Science Heroes-Careers of the Future: boat rides, puppet shows and live animals, oh my! This week will emphasize a different science career each day of the week. Themes include marine biology, fisheries, wildlife conservation, botany and renewable energy. This week may include field trips to the bay, marine lab, botanical gardens and forest. Hands-on activities, guest speakers and games will be included. natmus@humboldt.edu. www.humboldt.edu/natmus. 826-4479.

Kid's Herbs and Art Week. June 25-28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., July 9-12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Aug. 20-23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 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, herbal remedies, working with plants, stewardship, painting, poetry, creekside exploration and more. At the Jacoby Creek Land Trust Garden. Contact Ami Wruck at 834-8965 or monamiga@hotmail.com. $150-$200 sliding scale, plus $50 materials fee.

Kids Ocean Day. Thu., June 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, South Spit Humboldt Bay, South Jetty Road, Loleta. Ocean Day is a statewide marine debris education program funded the California Coastal Commission. About 800 Humboldt County students will receive classroom lessons focusing on coastal and marine environments. At the event, the students will gather at the South Spit of the Humboldt Bay for a day of beach clean-up and invasive plant removal. After all this hard work, students will sit in an aerial art design while a plane flies over to capture the image. This program is completely free for schools, even the buses are paid for. To sign up your class, please contact Friends of the Dunes. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. 444-1397.

Marsh Explorers Science Camp. June 18-22, July 2-6, July 16-20 and Aug. 6-10, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Ages 7-9. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Marsh explorers investigate the natural world with weekly experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. Explore, discover and enjoy the "WOW" of science in your own backyard. Weekly Fee: $105 (add $10/week for non-resident). Fee for Week 3, July 2-6: $84/$94 non-resident. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

YAK: Youth Assistant Keeper. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka. Ages 11-15. YAK volunteers assist with animal care in the Barnyard and engage in wildlife and conservation based programming. Participants meet one day per week M-F over an eight-week period June 25-August 17. $60. education@sequoiaparkzoo.net. www.sequoiaparkzoo.net. 441-4217.

Young Explorers Science Camp. June 25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 13-17, 1-5 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Ages 4-6. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Young explorers investigate the natural world with fun experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. Explore, discover and enjoy the "WOW" of science in your own backyard. $105/weekly (add $10/week for non-resident). rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Youth Assistant Keeper Camp. June 18-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka. Ages 11-14. This camp combines animal care and camp. Campers will spend part of the day helping to care for residents of the Barnyard and part the day engaging in animal encounters, observation and enrichment and team building forest activities. Scholarships available thanks to Humboldt Sponsors. $150. education@sequoiaparkzoo.net. www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/education/zoo_educational_opportunities/. 441-4217.

Zoofari Adventure Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka. Ages 5-11. Summer adventures include zoo tours, animal encounters, crafts, games and forest exploration. Lunch is provided and extended care is also available. This year's themes include: Fur, Feathers and Scales, Growing up Wild, If I Ran the Zoo and ZSI. $160. education@sequoiaparkzoo.net. www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/education/zoo_educational_opportunities/. 441-4217.

Sports, Athletics & Adventure

Adventure Camp. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Redwood Park, top of 14th Street, Arcata. Ages 9-14. The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Adventure seekers gain lifelong skills while challenging their individual limits: wilderness survival, tracking, navigation and orienteering, fire safety and cooking, adventure prep and more. Each week offers new activities and adventures. $105/week (add $10/week for non-resident), $84/$94 non-resident for week of July 2-6. rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Beginning Junior Sailing. June 25-29 and July 9-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 10-16 (must be 10 before first day of camp). Learn to harness the power of the wind and sail on Humboldt Bay. 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 Lasers and Pico sailboats. With an on-site motorized support boat and a low student-to-instructor ratio, this course provides a safe learning environment for youth of all skills levels. $315/session. cntract@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/sailing/beginning-junior-sailing-0. 826-3357.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Program for Kids. June 18-22 and Aug. 13-17, noon-3 p.m. Humboldt Jiu Jitsu, 1041 F St., Arcata. Martial arts training, fun and games, self-defense skills, bully proof. Kids begin to learn the foundational ideas behind the movements of Jiu Jitsu and play games that develop body awareness and movement skills, while also beginning to learn the practical art of self-defense. 1,400 square feet of mats in family-friendly, clean environment. Week 1: June 18-22: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Youth Summer Camp. Learn and train the most efficient Martial Art. Ages 6-11. Week 2: August 13-17: Bully Proof Back to School Camp. The Gracie Bully Proof program empowers children with the non-violent techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Ages 11-14. Pre-registration required. $160/week, $45/day. info@HumboldtJiuJitsu.com. www.humboldtjiujitsu.com. 822-6278.

Challenger British Soccer Camp. June 25-29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arcata Sports Complex, 321 Community Park Way. British Soccer Camp for players ages 3-14 years old. Ages 3-5: 8 a.m.-9 a.m., $95 Ages 6-14: Half Day 9 a.m.-Noon, $144 Ages 8-14: Full Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $204 Sign up at www.challengersports.com/british-soccer/ $95-$204. info@challengersports.com. 822-3333.

Children's Summer Yoga Camp. July 23-Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jody Swan, 241 Redwood Ave, Blue Lake. Children will learn simple yoga postures and breathing techniques for physical and mental well-being. Children will practice simple concentration and meditation techniques for memory power and to balance emotions. Music, Art, Games, Organic snack and tea included. $125. jodyswan@gmail.com. (971) 300-1202.

Club 4 Kidz. Fri., June 1. The Club on Central, 2197 Central Ave., McKinleyville. Martial Arts classes and additional summer camp information coming soon. www.theclubforfitness.com.

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  • Illustration by Jacqui Langeland

Family Fun Day. June 17, July 15 and Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Get the family together and get out on Humboldt Bay! Our aquatic staff will outfit you with a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard of your choice, give you paddling instruction and safety briefing, then you and your family can launch off the dock to lead your own adventure. $15 per adult, children free (Limit 2 per adult, ages 6 - 17). hbac@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/aquatic-adventures/paddle-outings/family-fun-day-3. 443-4222.

Family Reggae Dance Party. May 20, noon-3 p.m. Humboldt Jiu Jitsu, 1041 F St., Arcata. All-ages, all-family, anything-goes dance fiesta for tiny dancers and their babas, zazas, aunties and uncles, family friends and favorite babysitters. 1,400 square feet of no-shoe dance mat space. Nursing and diaper changing stations available. Crying-baby-friendly zone. Roots-reggae DJ: Selectah Positive I-Diaz. $5. info@HumboldtJiuJitsu.com. www.humboldtjiujitsu.com. 822-6278.

Family Sailing Day on Humboldt Bay. July 7 and Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. This fun-filled day is for a parent and sailor who enrolled in a youth/teen sailing camp in 2017/2018. Come and see what the sailor has learned. Participate in your child's progression in sailing, and learn the basics of what they have learned — boat rigging and points of sail, capsize recovery, boat handling skills, water safety, and how to harness the power of the wind. $50 (fee for 1 sailor plus 1 parent). hbac@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/sailing/family-sailing-day-humboldt-bay. 826-3357.

Humboldt Crabs Baseball Camps. June 26-July 27. Countywide. Youth Baseball Camps for Boys & Girls offered at various locations throughout Humboldt County. Each camp includes hands-on involvement by Crabs Baseball Coaches. During the week, Crabs Coach Eric Giacone will direct the squad of several players hand-picked from the Crabs roster for their baseball skills and their ability to work well with kids. For more information or to register, visit www.humboldtcrabs.com/crabs-camps. camps@humboldtcrabs.com.

Humboldt Swim Club Try-Outs. May 26, June 23 and July 28, noon. Humboldt Swim Club, P.O. Box 101, Bayside. A fun, supportive fitness for boys and girls ages 6-18. For tryout information, contact Coach John at 267-SWIM or send e-mail to headcoach@hscswim.org. Tryouts held at Arcata Community Pool. www.hscswim.org.

Humboldt Trikids Triathlon. June 3. 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 two or three-person relay team. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2018. 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.

Intermediate Junior Sailing. July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 10-16. This program is for junior sailors looking to challenge their skills and put their sailing knowledge to the test. Instructors will build on essential sailing skills learned in the beginning Junior Sailing Camp.Sailors will be introduced to a larger boat, the Coronado 15, to further challenge their skills. In addition, there will be a fun sail obstacle course, technical skills, seamanship, and navigational guidelines. $315. hbac@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/sailing/intermediate-junior-sailing. 443-4222.

click to enlarge ILLUSTRATION BY JACQUI LANGELAND
  • Illustration by Jacqui Langeland

Moonstone Beach Surf Camp. June 25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. Ages 8 and up. Water enthusiasts of all levels will learn the aquatic skill necessary for all types of wave riding and surfing while being immersed in junior 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/session. www.moonstonebeachsurfcamp.com. 822-5099.

National Learn to Row Day. Sat., June 2. 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. See website for the next dates. Individual sculling lessons are available by appointment. Humboldt Bay Rowing Association. Free. RowHumboldtBay@gmail.com.

North Coast Junior Lifeguards. July 9-20 and July 23-Aug. 3. Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Road, Westhaven. North Coast Junior Lifeguards is a CA State Park Lifeguard Program that emphasizes teamwork, ocean safety, education and fun. To register and learn more about the program, please visit www.parks.ca.gov. For more information, call Keven Harder at 845-6171 or email him at Keven.Harder@parks.gov Keven.Harder@parks.ca.go. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=23759.

RampArt Summer Camp. M-F, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 25-Aug. 24. RampArt Skatepark, 700 South G St., Arcata. Ages 6-15. Six camp sessions available. Skill building, art projects, dodge ball, open session, instruction, safety and more, for skateboards, BMX and scooters. Open to all skill levels. Visit www.rampartskatepark.org or call 826-0675 to sign up. $160/week, $40 daily, discount for multiple weeks.

Redwood Empire BMX. Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., Fridays, 5-6 p.m. and Sundays, 1-2:30 p.m. Redwood Empire BMX, 3750 Harris Street, Eureka. Redwood Empire BMX is a local non-profit organization with a mission to promote and deliver quality BMX (bicycle moto-cross) programs that stimulate a fun, healthy environment, emphasizing on good sportsmanship and safety for kids of all ages. Open Wednesday Practice 5 -6:30 (mid June thru mid Aug. Racing after 6 p.m.) Friday Practice 5-6 p.m. Racing ASAP after 6. Sunday Practice 1-2:30 p.m. Racing ASAP after 2:30 p.m. $2 practice, $5 ribbon race, $8 medal race, $11 trophy race. redwoodempirebmx1992@gmail.com. www.usabmx.com/tracks/1279. 707-845-0094.

River and Adventure Camp. July 15-22. Lost Coast Camp, 1199 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. Ages 9-12. Get to know your cabin mates, swim in the river, sing songs, hike in Mill Creek forest, make art, do archery and camp under the stars, listen to Robinson Crusoe story, earn a medallion, feed cows on ranch day, dig potatoes, go canoeing up the river, climb your mountains. For more information, visit www.lostcoastcamp.org.

Skate Camp. Arcata Skate Park, 900 Sunset Ave. The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Recreation Camps for youth. Youth of all skill levels learn how to be safe and have fun at Arcata Skate 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: June 18-22 from 9 am to 1 p.m. Skate Camp for ages 6-14: June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The week of Aug 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. it's for girls only; then all from 1-5 p.m. $105/week (add $10/week for non-resident). rec@cityofarcata.org. 822-7091.

Summer Horse Camps. Field of Dreams Farm, 665 Spruce Ave., Trinidad. Western and English instruction. Group/private lessons. Kids-Adults clinics and summer programs. 677-0651. www.fieldofdreamsfarm.vpweb.com.

Teen Introduction to Indoor Climbing. June 27, July 9 and Aug. 1, noon-4:30 p.m. Center Activities, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Ages 13-17. Teens will get their belay on by learning the basics of climbing in a positive and safe environment. Start with basic equipment, knots tying, climbing techniques, including safety considerations, use of equipment, belaying and rappelling. Participants will also take part in interactive lessons for personal and group development. No experience necessary. $29. cntract@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/summer-programs/teen-introduction-indoor-climbing. 826-3357.

ILLUSTRATION BY JACQUI LANGELAND
  • Illustration by Jacqui Langeland

Teen Kayak Paddle Adventure. July 10, noon-4:30 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ages 13-17. Travel through the waterways of one of Humboldt's infamous Eureka sloughs and discover the amazing wildlife that inhabits the area. Paddlers will gain confidence within and around water as they learn how to steer their craft through open water and narrow passageways. Basic navigation, water safety, wilderness skills, and being good stewards of the environment will be covered. $39. cntract@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/summer-programs/teen-kayak-paddle-adventure. 826-3357.

Teen Leadership Back Pack Camp. July 24-Aug. 3. Lost Coast Camp, 1199 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. Ages 14-16. For more information, visit www.lostcoastcamp.org.

Teen Moonstone Surf. Aug. 2, noon-5:30 p.m. Center Activities, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. This surf day is an opportunity for participants who took teen surf camp to get out and practice their new skills and get out on the water again. Participants will become even more comfortable in the water, harness their skills and learn about different avenues that can be taken to get out surfing more and more. $50. cntract@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/summer-programs/teen-moonstone-surf. 826-3357.

Teen Surf Adventure. July 23-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Center Activities, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Ages 13-17. This camp is for adventurous teens who want to experience a taste of endless summer surfing fun. All skill levels are welcome, from teens who haven't seen the ocean to those who want to improve their skills. Team building skills, group and individual surf instruction, ocean safety and awareness and environmental stewardship. Adventure includes an overnight campout near Crescent City. $350. cntract@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/surfing/teen-surf-adventure-0. 826-3357.

Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp. July 16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arcata Sports Complex, 321 Community Park Way. Ages 8-16. Challenger Sports presents Tetra Brazil soccer camp for kids. Half day 9 a.m.-Noon: $145, Full day 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $204. info@challengersports.com. www.challengersports.com/tetrabrazil/. 822-3333.

Tiny Rollers. Fridays, 3-3:45 p.m. Humboldt Jiu Jitsu, 1041 F St., Arcata. Tiny Rollers/Mommy/Daddy-and-Me fitness class with games, obstacle courses and fun. Implementing some basic Jiu jitsu like rolls, stretching, a weekly skill and a group game. $39/monthly or $10 drop-in. info@humboldtjiujitsu.com. www.facebook.com/events/451004818688578/. 822-6278.

click to enlarge ILLUSTRATION BY JACQUI LANGELAND
  • Illustration by Jacqui Langeland

Youth Surf Adventure. July 16-19, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Center Activities, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Ages 10-14 (must be 10 before first day of camp). Student surfers will learn the basics of surfing and gain confidence in the water. Students will receive group and individual surf instruction on their choice of body board or surfboard. Each day also includes lessons on marine ecology, environmental stewardship and fun interactive games. Additionally, students will be taught ocean safety and awareness, as well as experience personal development. $250. cntract@humboldt.edu. www2.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/activity/summer-programs/surfing/youth-surf-adventure. 826-3357.

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