GUIDE TO 2013 SUMMER C AMPS FOR KIDS
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Your child will learn positive behaviors, practice healthy habits, develop leadership skills, discover new talents and make lasting friendships and memories.
Our Y camps build resilient kids today to become contributing, engaged adults tomorrow. Our camps inspire kids with sports, science, LEGOs, arts and a variety of offerings at Palo Alto Family YMCA, El Camino YMCA, Camp Campbell in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and at locations from Morgan Hill to Redwood City.
Campers explore nature while building character, con他dence and independence at Camp Campbell, located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, and at the picturesque Camp Redwoods at Gaines near Kings Canyon National Park.
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inging around the campfire, playing “Capture the Flag” or doing arts and crafts aren’t the only ways to spend time at camp this summer.
Some camps focus on music, a particular sport or hobby, while others give kids with no prior background or experience a chance to try something new. Stanford Water Polo Camp offers a summer experience for boys and girls who want to try a new sport or who already play. There will be four days of camp from June 17-20, for boys ages 8 to 14, with morning sessions and afternoon sessions. “It’s perfect for kids who never played before,” said Camp Director Susan Ortwein. “We accommodate those who have little or no experience.” Morning sessions will include instruction of basic skills and rules, while afternoon sessions will be for practical application and scrimmages. Participants will learn shooting techniques and different positions, such as goalkeeping, which Ortwein said is very important. They will receive instruction from counselors as well as players from the university. For boys older than 13 who already play water polo, there is an advanced camp from June 28-July 1 and day classes for girls June 17-20. Girls will also focus on shooting and goalie techniques. (continued on page 9)
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SUMMER CHILDREN’S CAMP (July 8 - August 3) For kids ages 4 to 9 – providing an opportunity to learn dance and develop their imagination throughout the making of set, costumes & props.
Session I: July 8 - July 18 Featuring Peter Pan
Session II: July 22 - August 1 Featuring The Little Mermaid
PRE-INTERMEDIATE SUMMER INTENSIVE (July 8 - August 1) Ages 9 to 12 – high quality training in ballet, pointe, character, jazz & modern dance, while learning essential choreography from the classical ballet Paquita. The program culminates in an end-of-session performance.
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SUMMER INTENSIVE (July 8 - August 1) This year we are presenting the ballet Paquita & mixed contemporary repertoire in jazz, modern, character & bollywood styles of dance classes. Ages 13 & older – will learn & rehearse the pieces assigned for a final performance.
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Foothills Day Campâ€ŚWhat will you discover? This summer, give your child the opportunity to connect with the great outdoors. Help them develop a deep respect and love for the environment. Bring them to Foothills Day Camp for a summer theyâ€™ll never forget! Together we can create a community of youth who are healthy, happy, and thriving. Foothills Day and Fun Camps, for youth ages 8-10 and 5-7 respectively, includes canoeing, hiking, animal identification games, crafts, and more - all for less than $5 an hour! For more information and registration, visit cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy or call us at 650-463-4900. Registration begins February 15th for residents. (February 22nd for non-residents.) Hurry, spaces are limited! Summer Camp Connection 2013 s 7
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Also on Stanford University campus, there will be iD Tech Camps, which offers a blend of traditional camps with technology. â€œWe teach kids how to take a hobby and turn it into a career,â€? said Karen Thurm Safran, vice president of marketing for iD Tech Camps. Several programs, which run through July and August, offer activities based on age groups. Tech Camp, for ages 7 to 17, offers day and overnight camps where they will learn things such as programming, making movies, creating video games, web design and developing apps. Children can delve deeper into any one particular activity or try several. They will use industry products such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut, and learn programming with games such as Minecraft. Programming Academy, Gaming Academy and Visual Arts Academy are two-week programs for teens 13 to 18, where they will build a portfolio of work and interact with professionals. Children wonâ€™t be spending all day at the computer, Safran said, noting that thereâ€™s a traditional camp atmosphere. Tech Camp kids will participate in outdoor activities, and overnight groups will get to experience more traditional camp activities such as talent shows. â€œItâ€™s a lifelong change for many kids,â€? Safran said. TheatreWorksâ€™ Playmakers Camp offers a program at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto for those interested in acting. â€œThe camp offers basic skills and techniques,â€? said Katie Bartholomew, program manager for TheatreWorks for School. During the two-week program, children will participate in daily classes of acting basics, playwriting, and dancing and singing. For one week there will be special classes, which Bartholomew said will include activities such as puppetry and mask-making. â€œThey can expect to learn about techniques of theater and for creating adapted performances,â€? she said. Participants will create their performance adaptations based on a book of their choice, which they will present for family the last Friday of camp. There will be a group for those in kindergarten through the sixth grade, and one for those in the sixth through the eighth grade. Much like other camps, there will be plenty of peer activities and working together in groups to help build performance skills. â€œThe camp helps with confidence,â€? Bartholomew said. N Editorial Intern Rebecca Duran can be emailed at email@example.com.
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