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Summer Camps

summer camp preview Get a jump on setting up summer activities for the youngsters in your household. Following is an early listing of camps offered next summer (a few more will be added in the Summer Guide). Programs ďŹ ll up fast, so register early!

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Camps

Sports

About Skyhawks Sports

Skyhawks Soccer

Skyhawks Track & Field

AGES 6–12

AGES 6–12

All the skills and thrills of soccer are taught through fast-paced drills, skill-building exercises, and gamespeed scrimmages. Coaches will focus on the essential skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control to enable young athletes to play with confidence and have fun. Skyhawks Sports soccer camp ends with a World Cup, allowing young athletes to showcase their skills in a camp-wide tournament. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 14:1.

Skyhawks Sports Track & Field programs combine technical development, fundamental techniques and fun while introducing young athletes to many Olympic-style events. The exercises and drills are designed to prepare athletes for a future in crosscountry, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a lifelong love for being active. The programs will teach fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques. Participants will demonstrate their talent at the Skyhawks Sports track meet! The participant-tocoach ratio is approximately 14:1.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Skyhawks®, the leader in youth sports since 1979, provides camps and programs for children between the ages of 4-12. Skyhawks is the only company with a 31-year heritage of providing safe, fun and skillfocused sports from the most qualified staff resulting in children having a great time being active while learning life skills.

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9 am–3 pm

Please Note: All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. Shirts will be distributed Monday at the end of camp. Participants should wear appropriate clothing, running shoes; bring a lunch, snack and water bottle for the Basketball program; bring two snacks, a water bottle, and sunscreen for all other programs. For more information on what to bring, visit www.skyhawks.com. Please pre-register at least one week prior to the first day of camp.

Skyhawks Sports baseball is designed to teach and refine the fundamental skills of the game; fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and base running while infusing each athlete with the exciting spirit of the game. Each athlete will learn basic skills in exercises tailored to individuals through tee hitting, soft toss, and live pitching. These athletes will be equipped with the opportunity to succeed and will have fun all the way through. All participants will be challenged to take their skills to the next level! The participantto-coach ratio is approximately 10:1.

Mini-Hawk: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball AGES 4–7

Mini-Hawk camps are designed to introduce young athletes to soccer, baseball, and basketball all in one camp! Sport sampling will allow them to learn, have fun, and begin to formulate their passion for a particular sport. It is designed to motivate children to lead a healthy, active lifestyle while giving them the fundamental skill sets needed to succeed and grow in whichever sport they choose. The participant-tocoach ratio is approximately 8:1. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$139

$149

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$139

$149

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$139

$149

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany

5x

$159

$169

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany

DATE

DAY

TIME

Min: 15; Max: 28

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

NONRES.

$149

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: TBA

Skyhawks Baseball

Min: 15; Max: 20 AGES 6–12

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

NONRES.

$149

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany

AGES 6–12

Skyhawks Sports basketball breaks down this exhilarating sport into fundamental skills that all athletes, no matter their skill level, need to succeed. Coaches will lead the athletes through game-speed drills and exercises, focusing on ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, and rebounding. Having fun while developing a refined player who knows how to combine these skills is the goal of every Skyhawks Sports basketball program. Athletes will put their skills to the test in an end-of-the-week tournament! The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 10:1. DATE

Min: 15; Max: 20

DAY

June 18–June 22 M–F

NE W

Skyhawks Multi Sport: Soccer & Flag Football

Our multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program, we combine Soccer and Flag Football into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skillbased games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of two new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and self-discipline.

Min: 15; Max: 32 DAY

June 11–June 15 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany Min: 15; Max: 24

TIME

9 am–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$159

NONRES.

$169

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Albany High School Gym Min: 15; Max: 20

AGES 6–12

DATE

Skyhawks Basketball

NONRES.

$149

Skyhawks Flag Football AGES 6–12

Skyhawks Sports flag football offers a complete package of skills and thrills that teaches young athletes to enjoy this fast-paced game. Athletes will get a rich introduction to all the positions on offense and defense, preparing them to be true champions on the gridiron. The camp introduces the core skills of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning–all presented in a fun and invigorating training environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase new and refined skills. The participantto-coach ratio is approximately 12:1. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 9–July 13

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

NONRES.

$149

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave. Min: 15; Max: 24

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AGES 3–1 8

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps provide young players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level coaching from a team of British experts in the heart of their own community. Each camp offers age and ability specific programs to cater to all children through its comprehensive curriculum. Each child receives a camp t-shirt and ball. For more information visit www.challengersports.com. H O ST A COAC H !

A truly memorable experience! Host a coach for the week of camp and you and your family will not only receive a cultural insight into international life but also an $80 rebate.

British Soccer: First Kicks AGES 3–5

A fun introduction to the basic elements of the game. Small coaching groups, lots of running, kicking, laughing and new friends. Camp meets one hour per day. DATE

July 16–July 20 July 16–July 20 July 16–July 20

DAY

M–F M–F M–F

TIME

9–10 am 10–11 am 3–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x 5x 5x

$88 $88 $88

NONRES.

$98 $98 $98

Tennis Camps for Tweens & Teens

Girls’ Softball Camp

Camps are geared toward developing the young tennis player who needs to learn or improve their basic strokes and strategy. Focus is on learning, fitness, and competition in a fun environment. Instructor will break-down participants to groups based on their skills/experience. Bring one unopened can of tennis balls. Student to Coach ration is 8:1.

AGES 9–12

T WEENS CAMP: AGES 6–1 1 DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

June 18–June 22 M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

June 25–June 29 M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th, F

10 am–noon

4x

$93

$103

July 9–July 13

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

June 25–June 29 M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$264

$274

July 16–July 20

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 9–July 13

9 am–3 pm

5x

$264

$274

July 23–July 27

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

Instructor: Mike Hersh Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

June 11–June 15 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

June 18–June 22 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

June 25–June 29 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th, F

1–3 pm

4x

$93

$103

July 9–July 13

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 23–July 27

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Min: 8; Max: 24

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Instructor: John Fry & Staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development, fundamental tactics and player confidence through the Challenger Sports 1,000 touches curriculum. Camp ends each day in the ever popular Camp World Cup! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 16–July 20

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$155

$165

July 16–July 20

M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$155

$165

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany Min: 6; Max: 20

British Soccer: Full Day Camp A more advanced camp for serious players. Elite camps focus on game-related techniques, tactical development and coached match play. Camp meets for six hours per day and players should bring a lunch and water with them to camp. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 16–July 20

M–F

9 am–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

Min: 4; Max: 16

$214

NONRES.

*No class on July 4

Youth Fencing Camp AGES 8–1 1

This camp is tailored to introduce the sport of fencing to children. No experience is required. Activities include technical and tactical drills, footwork and fun, fencing games. All equipment is provided. Please pack a lunch and healthy snack, wear long, comfortable pants, athletic shoes and bring a full water bottle. Extended care may be arranged. DATE

AGES 10-1 8

DAY

M–F

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Min: 10; Max: 20

NONRES.

July 16–July 20

AGES 6–16

DATE

TEENS CAMP: AGES 12–16

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany

British Soccer: Half Day Camp

For girls who love playing softball or want to learn how to play, these one week camps will focus on conditioning and drills each morning and scrimmages and games after lunch. Beginners will receive personal instruction in all fundamentals of the game. Advanced players will learn new drills to strengthen their performance. Campers should supply their own glove and cleats-all other equipment will be provided. Coach Mike Hersh who has been coaching girls’ softball in Albany/Berkeley for 7 years will run this camp.

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Albany Police Activities League (APAL) APAL engages youth in character building activities such as Crocodile wrestling, wrestling, and the Albany Police Youth Academy and Youth Leadership Council, while establishing positive relationships between the police and youth. The Albany Police Activities League will once again host a bicycle rodeo this fall. It is the goal of this fun event to encourage riders to wear helmets on every ride, to give young cyclists basic skills for on-road riding and to teach them the rules of the road to help keep them safe. For more information visit www.albanypal.net or contact Peggy McQuaid, APAL Program Coordinator, at apal@albanypal.net or call (510) 526-7855.

NONRES.

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

June 25–Jun 29

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349 $349

July 16–July 20

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

Instructor: Karen Ladenheim-Martos, (510) 528-5110 Location: Sport Fencing Center, 5221 Central Avenue #9, Richmond (Off-site) Min: 3; Max: 20

$224

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany Min: 6; Max: 20

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Challenger Sports: British Soccer Camps


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Play-Well: Engineering FUNdamentals

Engineering & Science

AGES 7–12

The courses offered on this page utilize LEGO® products as a learning tool. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies and is mentioned for informational purposes only. The LEGO® Group of companies is not affiliated with or a sponsor of these courses. No endorsement or sponsorship of these courses by the LEGO® Group of companies is implied.

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® material. From racecars to battle tracks, this is a hands-on and minds-on camp suitable for LEGO® novices to "maniacs." Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension all while having fun. DATE

DAY

June 18–June 22 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$179

Play-Well: Jedi Engineering with LEGO® AGES 5–12

Build X-Wings, droids and palaces inspired by designs made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand crawlers, drone assembly lines and Battle cruisers. A new offering of imaginative and original designs. AGES 5–6 DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

NONRES.

AGES 7–12

$189

DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

1–4 pm

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$179

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$179

NONRES.

$189

NONRES.

$189

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

Min: 11; Max: 24

Min: 11; Max: 24

Engineering FUNdamentals Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies

Play-Well: Bash Em’ Bots

We use LEGO® System and Technic products to teach engineering.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized machine? Our Play-Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots and take on Play Well Instructors ’ colossal creations.

Take a “crash course” in Demolition Derby, enter the Sumo Wrestling Competition, design a Mighty Metropolis, challenge the Battle Track, build and race a locomotive faster than a speeding Worm Drive. Use LEGO® building components to explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Children will be given instruction, design challenges, and competitions appropriate to their facility with LEGO® Technic and System components. Each session will include directed projects with instruction, performance-oriented projects with guidance, and free-building time to construct that “Really Great Project” with huge quantities of LEGO®. These are fun, challenging, hands-on, and minds-on camps suitable for LEGO® novices to “maniacs.” Returning students will work on new projects. For more information on Play-Well’s Camps, visit www.play-well.org.

Play-Well: Pre-Engineering AGES 5–6

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students will build cities, bridges, and motorized cars/planes and explore the many creative possibilities of engineering with the LEGO® system. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®, your child will have the opportunity to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor to guide them. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 16–July 20

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$179

NONRES.

AGES 6–10

Explore and create exciting chemical reactions! In this camp we’ll learn about the chemistry of our everyday lives. We’ll make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews, study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives.

$189 DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

Min: 11; Max: 24

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room

1–4 pm

4x

Min: 12; Max: 24

$134

NONRES.

$144

*No class July 4

Play-Well: Junkyard Challenge AGES 7–12

Future Geniuses

Because engineering is always a team effort, this camp teaches students how to work collaboratively to design and build the fastest, strongest, most maneuverable, coolest machines and structures possible to solve real world engineering challenges. In this advanced camp, success comes from creative thinkJOHBOESFTPVSDFGVMVTFPGÉèPF5IF+VOLZBSEÉètÉèi home to more than 100,000 LEGO® pieces! Students will build elevators, bulldozers, conveyor belts and other motorized and alternatively powered contraptions to complete this challenging course. DATE

DAY

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$144

NONRES.

$154

A G ES 3. 5 – 5. 5

Inspire young minds with the hands-on science program! Tailored for pre-school and kindergartners, this camp will use the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of motion and energy. We will experiment with everything from color to structures, and from music to space! Each day includes a related take home project young geniuses will enjoy beyond class time. Come have fun in this interactive and engaging camp. DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

Min: 11; Max: 24

Min: 8; Max: 16

$164

NONRES.

$174

NONRES.

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$179

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

9 am–noon

4x

$144

$154

July 16–July 20

9 am–noon

5x

$179

$189

M–F

Crazy Chemistry

AGES 7–12

ENGINEERING CAMPS:

$189

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room (June) Albany Community Center, Hall (July) Min: 11; Max: 24

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Mad Machines & Robots

Inventor's Laboratory

AGES 6–10

AGES 8–1 1

GRADES 2–5

From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight and the challenges of space travel. Camp includes a take home every day. Join us for Earth and Beyond, Astronaut-in-Training, Solar Launch, Eye on the Sky and Space Voyage!

Whether your child loves to build things or destroy them, this week of camp includes lots of both! The junior Mad Science engineers will design and build structures using simple tools and their imaginations. Kids will even construct a geodesic dome big enough for all the campers to sit inside! Then the machine madness starts. Children will discover how many different machines, simple and complex, we use in our daily lives. Campers will design simple machines using pulleys, wedges, screws and levers and have fun learning how catapults work, then we move on to fun with the Mad Science robots! Each camper will build robots that you can keep, all the while learning the science of robotics. $30 lab fee paid to the instructor includes a take home robot.

Each day campers overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all–their minds. The camp involves a team-based approach to solving problems like, “If you were stranded on a desert island how would you survive?” Save your egg in the egg drop! Campers will build catapults, bottle launchers and even light sabers. Discover and create! $15 material fee paid to instructor.

DATE

DAY

June 11–June 15 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 12; Max: 24

My First Lab: Preschool AGES 4–6

Become a junior Mad Scientist! This camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects included each day! DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

July 16–July 20

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

M–F

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 8; Max: 16

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 16–July 20

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

$174

Expedition Science: Life Science Around the World AGES 6–10

Spend some time in the lab learning the tools and techniques that scientists use while conducting some great hands-on projects. World Scientists will conduct solar experiments, explore predator and prey relationships and investigate food webs. Take a trip into the ocean to learn what an odontocete is. Discover systems in nature, even make your own paper. Learn animal adaptations and create an insect habitat. Scientists will also discover what Mr. Owl had on his dinner plate during the famous owl pellet dissection. It’s a great week of camp. DAY

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

Anatomy Academy

$134

Children will have fun while learning about the scientific equipment they already own, the human body. Kids will explore the science behind cells, organs, muscles and bones through fun, hands-on activities. Campers will use microslide viewers to see some of the tiny cellular machines that keep our bodies working and will play the “Cell game” to learn about the “stuff” inside cells. Fun experiments will help campers understand more about their senses, brains, breathing, circulation and digestion. Children will create model cells, make Mad Mucus and a simulated stomach, assemble a model skeleton and much more. DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

NONRES.

$144

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

June 18–June 22 M–F

TIME

AGES 6–10

Min: 12; Max: 24

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

DAY

NONRES.

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

DATE

DATE

*No class on July 4

Secret Agent Lab AGES 6–10

The Mad Science Secret Agent Camp is a fun journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics. Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. Kids will get a chance to see what can’t be seen by the naked eye and will follow in Sherlock’s steps to learn what tracks can tell us! Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigations to help foil a burglary using state-of-the art security techniques! DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

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Music

Jazz Band Camp G RAD ES 6 TH – 10 TH ( IN CO M IN G )

This camp is designed for students with 1+ years of band and/or jazz band experience who can play one octave scales on their instruments as a minimum requirement. The week long camp will include two jazz bands, master classes, improvisation workshops, and instruction on how to practice jazz fundamentals (scales and patterns). The week will culminate in a final concert at Albany High School on Friday, June 29, at noon. DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

TIME

9 am–12:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

Junior String Orchestra

AGES 6–16

AGES 10–16

Looking for something challenging, fun, creative and beautiful for kids to do this summer? Want your child to acquire a skill that improves analytical, critical thinking, fine motor, organizational and artistic abilities, something they can take with them and make friends for life along the way? Then come on board with the Albany String Academy. Founded by professional violinist, string teacher and director Dennie Mehocich, classes at the Academy are for those who want to get the best start in string playing through a classroom ensemble format, learning from an experienced string professional, building a solid foundation in the fundamentals of good string playing. Classes meet daily, M–F for four weeks, ending with a public performance. Ms. Mehocich is a 30+ year Marin Symphony violinist and veteran of the Best of Broadway series in San Francisco, including the five-year run of The Phantom of the Opera. She maintains private teaching studios in both San Rafael and the Albany area. She is owner and manager of the Marin String Quartet & Ensembles, a musical entertainment business.

A repertoire class for the advanced string player looking for a fun and challenging ensemble experience, learning the finer points of string and ensemble technique. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

June 11–July 6* M–F 11:30 am–12:20 pm 19x

$150

NONRES.

$160

Instructor: Dennie Mehocich Location: Cornell Elementary School Library Min: 5; Max: 35

*No class on July 4

Young Beginners Strings AGES 5.5–8

For young kids with essentially no previous stringplaying experience and high interest. Students should be able to use buttons on clothing and tie own shoes (exhibit good fine motor skills). DATE

DAY

June 11–July 6* M–F

TIME

9:30–10:20 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

19x

$150

NONRES.

$160

Instructor: Dennie Mehocich Location: Cornell Elementary School Library Min: 5; Max: 15

*No class on July 4

$174

Instructor: Craig Bryant and Keith Johnson Location: Albany High School, Band & Choir Room

Beginners Plus

Min: 5; Max: 180

AGES 9–14

An ensemble for elementary and middle school string players with approximately 1.5–3 years of study.

Concert Band Camp G RAD ES 5 TH – 9 TH ( IN CO M IN G )

DATE

This class is designed for students with 2+ years of band experience. This week long camp will include two concert bands, master classes, sectionals and full band rehearsals. The week will culminate in a grand finale concert at Albany High School on Friday, June 22, at noon. DATE

Albany String Academy

DAY

June 18–June 22 M–F

TIME

9 am–12:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

DAY

June 11–July 6* M–F

TIME

10:30–11:20 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

19x

$150

NONRES.

$160

Instructor: Dennie Mehocich Location: Cornell Elementary School Library Min: 5; Max: 20

*No class on July 4

NONRES.

$174

Instructor: Craig Bryant Location: Albany High School, Band & Choir Room Min: 20; Max: 200

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Special Interest

Kids’ Carpentry Camp

AGES 5–7

AGES 5–12

An animation class designed for little ones. Using action figures and LEGOS® and creating their own cartoons, the kids will learn how to make a character come to life and move. Together they will create and shoot a short film with lots of action and plenty of giggles.

Kids have enjoyed working with wood and learning how to use hand tools in Kids’ Carpentry since 1982. Boys and girls are encouraged to develop problemsolving skills while building their own cool projects using applied math and fractions. They are also introduced to a wide range of woodworking hand tools, safety, and craftsmanship. Projects include supertops, boats, clocks, games, doll furniture, bird-feeders and many other projects to choose from. Our goal is to empower the students to become independent thinkers! This program may be taken year round with different projects offered each session. Our motto is: “Building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.”

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$205

NONRES.

$215

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

Art Intensive Camps

Min: 10; Max: 15

AGES 7–14

Make clay works of art-glaze, sculpture & tiles. Make a cool large poster to take home. Draw & paint faces, & mystical creatures, with focus on technique. Create masks and more with Bay area artist, Sharyl Gates. New projects every camp! $10 material fee paid to instructor. DATE

NE W

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

June 25–June 29 M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

$177 $177

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

$177

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

$177

Instructor: Sharyl Gates, http://www.artsonia.com/schools/albany2 Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room

Amazing Anime-ation!

NE W

AGES 8–12

DATE

Kids work on a crew to create an animated film. With the guidance of professional filmmakers young students decide how they will create their characters (construction paper cut outs, LEGO® Figures, Action Figures, etc.) to imagine, plan, shoot and edit their own films. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$205

$215

Freshi Game Design AGES 8–12

AGES 8–12

A hands-on, immersive introduction to digital filmmaking. Students work in small groups to make a film and each student will experience all aspects of production. Under the guidance of professional filmmakers, students will pitch, plan, shoot, edit, screen and score their movies. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$205

NONRES.

$215

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 10; Max: 15

Kids work in groups to develop, design, debug and distribute their own 2D games. Using special software, students create their game without having to learn actual programming. They can also put their own music, video, animations and photos into their games with a simple click. Don’t just play games– play your own game! DATE

DAY

TIME

July 23–July 27

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

July 23–July 26 M–Th

9:30–11 am

4x

$107

$117

July 23–July 26 M–Th

11 am–12:30 pm

4x

$107

$117

July 23–July 26 M–Th

12:30–2 pm

4x

$107

$117

Instructor: Michael and Jeab Glass, (510) 524-9232 Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 6; Max: 12

Write On! Summer Writing Lab AGES 8–12

Min: 10; Max: 15

Digital Film Making

TIME

NONRES.

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

Min: 5; Max: 12

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 10; Max: 15

$205

NONRES.

$215

Albany Middle School English teacher Abby Skrivan, MA, offers week-long, intensive creative writing workshops for kids. These small classes offer a fun, supportive learning environment for writing, reading and learning from each other. The participants will have the opportunity to form an intimate, student-directed writing community as they develop and deepen their mastery of the writing process. Students will take part in a wide range of writing exercises, including cooperative games, observational writing, poetry, story writing and peer-editing. This unforgettable week will culminate in the writing and production of a bound “literary journal” of their favorite work. Note: Students who attended in the summer of 2011 are encouraged to attend! Second and thirdyear students will deepen the progress made and take their writing to a new level! Attending multiple sessions is also encouraged. Each week will focus on different skills and writing strategies. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

June 11–June 17 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$164

$174 $174

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

June 18–June 22 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$164

$174

June 25–June 29 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

June 25–June 29 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$164

$174

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th,F

9 am–noon

4x

$134

$144

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th,F

1–4 pm

4x

$134

$144

Instructor: Abby Skrivan, MA Location: Albany Middle School, Room 210 Min: 6; Max: 20

ACTIVITY GUIDE WINTER/SPRING 2012

Registration: FORM ON PAGE 52

*No class on July 4

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