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families today April 2015

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A publication for families living on the North Olympic Peninsula. A supplement produced by the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette advertising department.

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Julia Buggy snapped a photo of her daughters Amara, left, and Rayna enjoying a springtime picnic of colorful fruits and vegetables in the family’s garden in Sequim. Turn to Page 6 to read the story “Spring: Time for a garden, time for a picnic.�

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Peninsula Families Today is a family-focused publication and is inserted into both the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette. Please let us know what you’d like to see in the next issue of Peninsula Families Today. This publication welcomes input and new contributors. Educators, parents and professionals in their fields are invited to contribute informative and educational articles or columns for consideration. We cannot guarantee publication due to space and content considerations. If your submission is accepted, we reserve the right to edit it. Send articles, columns and photos (JPEGs at 200 dpi minimum) to section editor Brenda Hanrahan at bhanrahan@peninsuladailynews.com. For details, phone 360-452-2345, ext. 4072.

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First Step Family Support Center offers hope for new, expecting mothers by AMBER HOSKEN, marketing coordinator for First Step Family Support Center

Circle of Hope is a new perinatal support group at First Step Family Support Center in Port Angeles for new or expecting mothers who are facing emotional challenges. The support group’s mission is to offer peer support, awareness and education concerning pregnancy-related emotions and depression. Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and/ or postpartum affects at least one in seven mothers, and although it’s common, it’s not normal and can be treated, said Becca Larsen, a licensed independent clinical social worker and behavioral health specialist for the Maternity Support Services Program at First Step Family Support Center. However, many women are afraid to speak out about their mood because they are ashamed, feel guilty or believe it makes them unfit mothers. They often suffer in silence, Larsen said. The goal of the Circle of Hope program is to educate new and expecting mothers about perinatal mood disorders and to normalize feelings of depression and anxiety. In a group setting they talk about all things rarely

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Circle of Hope is a safe space to hear and be heard by other mothers who can provide validation and give suggestions. Together, mothers can laugh and cry without judgment. The program offers brief counseling, education and referrals to long-term support services. Larsen, who received her masters of social work at the University of Utah in 2010, is a young mother herself. “I feel like this has been more of a calling than a job for me because I believe to the core that a healthy parent-child relationship is vital to a child’s overall development and sense of well-being,” Larsen said. “The more mentally and emotionally healthy a mother is, the more able she is to raise children who feel safe and confident. “Mothers and the community need to know that depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after delivery are common and often biological responses to fluctuating hormones. “Other situations can complicate moods as well, such as a previous history of depression or anxiety, financial or relationship stresses, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, or a family history of mental health issues, among other things. “There is help, and women do not need to suffer without support. They are not alone. With education and treatment comes hope and healing.” Circle of Hope meetings are held at First Step Family Support Center, 325 E. Sixth St. in Port Angeles, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

This and all programs at First Step Family Support Center are free of charge. For more information, to register or make a referral, contact Larsen at 360-775-5213 or 360-457-8355. Find out more about First Step by visiting www. FirstStepFamily.org or by visiting its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FirstStepFSC. First Step Family Support Center and Circle of Hope Perinatal Support Group are affiliated with Postpartum Support International. For more information about the organization, visit www.postpartum.net.

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First Step family Support Center is located at 325 E. Sixth St. in Port Angeles.

Port Angeles Library offers free hands-on Homestead Home-Ec programs What was life like for the handful of individuals who first settled in Clallam County? What traditional skills were passed down from nearby native tribes? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Homestead Home-Ec, a series of hands-on programs at the Port Angeles Library that explores the handicrafts and skills of early North Olympic Peninsula residents. Come learn a new-old skill, and pick up a little history about the area. All Homestead Home-Ec programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, and take place on a bi-weekly schedule throughout April and May. Attend as often as you wish. Dates for Homestead Home-Ec programs are: n Thursday, April 30: Beekeeping n Thursday, May 14: Foraging and plant identification n Thursday, May 28: Hand quilting  These skills are coming into fashion again as people try to avoid unnecessarily processed foods, use more natural ingredients, and focus on less wasteful handmade clothing and other household items. Registration is required to attend any of the programs, and space is limited; to reserve your place, phone 360417-8500, send an email to EHelp@nols.org or register online at www.nols.org.

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SPRING: TIME FOR A GARDEN, TIME FOR A PICNIC by PATTY MCMANUS-HUBER, NASH’S ORGANIC PRODUCE

Children’s bodies grow using the food they eat as building blocks. That’s why it’s important to avoid food that contains fungicides, pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals. Your local farmers markets are great places to purchase healthy, fresh, organic fruits and veggies that taste delicious. Involving children in shopping the market with you and meeting the people who grow the food makes them more inclined to eat fresh food, too. Now is also the perfect time of year to start a small garden with your children. Let them help choose the veggie seeds or plant starts, and show them or learn together how to plant them and what they need to grow. Putting a seed in the ground, waiting patiently for it to germinate and watching it grow is as close to magic as you can get. It also teaches patience and a closeness to nature that modern children rarely experience, and creates memories that can last a lifetime. If you live in an apartment, try lettuces or strawberry plants grown in pots on a patio. You can also rent a space in your local community garden so your children can see what other people are growing. Imagine their thrill pulling up carrots that they planted themselves and taking them home to show other family members and have for dinner.

PICNIC TIME! Eating outside is so different from the ordinary places kids associate with meal time, such as the dinner table or school cafeteria. Parents can use outside eating adventures to encourage outdoor physical activity and healthy eating. Let your kids help you pack the picnic basket. If they have made some selections on their own, they are more likely to eat them once you open the basket and spread out the goodies. Keep in mind, if you don’t have junk food in the house, it won’t end up in the basket! Be sure to bring a tablecloth or blanket to spread on the ground. It adds to the festive atmosphere and keeps dirt and grass from getting into your food. Bring a cooler along with juices and water so everyone stays hydrated. If your kids hesitate to eat cut-up vegetables, bring some dips, like ranch dressing, hummus, salsa, and yogurt-based dressings. Include some healthy desserts. How about whole grain muffins baked with grated zucchini or chopped apples?

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Amara, left, and Rayna Buggy of Sequim enjoy a springtime picnic of colorful fruits and vegetables in their family’s garden in Sequim.

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Paws to Read at the Forks Library combines children, a therapy dog and plenty of books Children will discover the joys of reading with a little help from a furry friend this spring at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave. Canine pal Tally and her trainer Sherry Schaaf from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club will be inside the library listening to young readers of all ages beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month through May. Research shows that the more a child reads, the

more their reading skills improve. Children are sometimes reluctant to read aloud because they feel unsure or self-conscious. Reading to a dog or other pet provides a non-judgemental audience and encourages children to read with confidence. For more information about this and other programs for youth, phone 360-374-6402, send an email to youth@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

Girls between the ages of 8 and 20 are invited to join the Rainbow Girls, a youth service organization which teaches leadership training and confidence through workshops and community service. Girls between ages 8 to 11 are in the pledge group while those between ages 11 and 20 are official Rainbow Girls. The only international sorority for girls, Rainbow Girls gives members the tools, training and encouragement young women need to succeed, organizers said.

Rainbow Girls teaches leadership, confidence and uses events and challenging workshops to empower girls to be the best daughter, sister, friend and student they can be. Activities include bowling, camping, having sleepovers, pool parties, lock-ins, etiquette and spa parties, leadership camp and attending various weekend trips to meet other assemblies of Rainbow Girls. Members attend conventions on a regular basis where they make many friendships across a Washington-Idaho jurisdiction. They also participate in many service projects, including working at the food bank and charity events and assist raising money for charitable needs. For more information about Rainbow Girls and to obtain a membership form, contact Dot Gosset, mother adviser at 360-582-9601.

Two raffles to benefit Forks High School students Sequim’s Rainbow Girls Mount Olympus Lodge No. 298 F&AM of Washington is looking for new members having two raffles to benefit a newly founded scholarship fund for Forks High School students. The first raffle is for a Savage 111 Trophy Hunter XP Bolt 30.06 with a Nikon 3-9x40 BDC scope. Tickets cost $10 each. The second raffle is for portions of a pig. First prize is half a pig and second and third prizes are a quarter of a pig. Tickets are $5 each. Both drawings will take place at 130 W. Division St. on July 1. For tickets and more information, phone 360-461-8164.

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GET READY FOR SUMMER FUN

SO MANY CAMPS, SO MANY POSSIBILITIES by PATRICIA MORRISON COATE, Sequim Gazette

Head off the usual mantra of “We’re bored!” from your children this summer by signing them up for any of the wide variety of summer camps offered from June through August on the North Olympic Peninsula. Day camps and weeklong camps abound and feature enrichment programs from art and drama to science and skateboarding. Youths can learn about the area’s marine environment and secrets of the forest. Children will learn new skills, build friendships, develop confidence and character, and discover new interests and passions.

PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY PORT TOWNSEND MARINE SCIENCE CENTER The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 532 Battery Way, offers summer science camps that are filled with exploring beaches, uncovering treasures in its exhibits, playing games, making crafts and hiking through beautiful Fort Worden State Park. Camps are as follows: ■ Marine Biology Afoot and Afloat is for campers ages 10 to 13 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2731. Cost is $350. ■ Seal Pups camp is for preschoolers ages 3 to 4 and runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 22, June 24 and June 26. Cost is $90. ■ Junior Explorers Day Camp is for youngsters ages 5 to 7. Morning sessions from 9 a.m. to noon are offered June 22-26 or June 29-July 3. Morning and afternoon sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10-14. Cost is $150. ■ Coastal Explorers Day Camp is for campers ages 8 to 12 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3-7. Cost is $260. ■ Marine Biology Day Camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-17 for children ages 9 to 13. 8

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Cost is $260. Early registration is recommended; visit www. ptmsc.org/camp_dates_fees.html to register. A limited number of scholarships are available.

JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION Due to budget cuts, Jefferson County Parks & Recreation will not offer any summer camps this year.

MT. OLYMPUS BOY SCOUT CAMPS ■ Adventure to Medieval Times — Get ready for a jam-packed week filled with games, crafts, range sports, archery, leather crafts, woodworking, cooking and more. This Cub Scout Day Camp brings to life an educational, inspirational and fun program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos. The camp is at the Fairview Grange in Port Angeles from 3:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 14-17. This is a Boy Scouts of America-sponsored camp open to all Cub Scouts in the Mt. Olympus District. Register using the registration packet you can obtain at www.seattlebsa.org/images/stories/Mt_ Oly_registration_packet_2015.pdf. Cost is $80 if registration is completed by June 1, $105 if registered later. ■ East Jefferson LDS [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] Cub Scout and Adventure Day Camp is a church-sponsored camp for Packs 4680 and 4682. Space is limited, but they are open to accepting a few additional boys. Any boys registering outside of Packs 4860 or 4862 must include an adult volunteer. The camp is at the Chimacum/Port Townsend LDS Meetinghouse from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. July 21-23 and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 24, ending with a potluck dinner. Activities include leather crafts, archery, games, crafts, cooking and working with BB guns safely. Cost is $20 if registered by May 31; $30 if registered between June 1 and July 1; no registration accepted after July 1. To register, contact Laura Welch at laurawelch4@gmail.com.

SEQUIM BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula offer summer programming for members throughout the summer. ■ Weekly day camp sessions begin June 22 at the Carroll C. Kendall Unit, 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim, and June 15 at the Port Angeles Unit, 2620 S. Francis St. Camps run from 7:45 a.m. to noon each weekday. Cost per child is $65 for the week or $15 a day. Participants must be Boys & Girls Club members. Annual membership dues cost $30 per child. Each week the camp’s crafts and activities are centered around a different theme. Some themes are paired with field trips. Parents can sign up children for as many weeks as they want — from one week to the entire summer. Participants receive a lunch and morning and afternoon snacks as part of the program. “It’s important they receive a nutritious meal and snacks,” said Janet Gray, resource development director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula. After the special camp programming wraps up at noon, the clubs are open for general membership from noon to 6 p.m. The afternoon is packed with programs to keep youth busy and their minds sharp over the summer. Members can participate in “Brain Gain,” Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s enrichment program intended to prevent summer learning loss. SUMMER CAMPS continued on Page 9 >>

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This program will run Monday through Thursday engaging youth in project based learning through discovery, creative expression and working toward a common goal. Other academic opportunities include weekly science activities, reading time, writing time and computer access to “Stride Academy.” The club is excited to offer families an opportunity to enhance academics using this educational software to reinforce learning by rewarding success with entertainment and connecting members to their peers as they compete in an exciting virtual world. Health and fitness is infused into daily physical activity instilling teamwork and knowledge of sports. Members will be given gym time, outdoor access and coaching in several different sports increasing their agility and hand eye-coordination, encouraging 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Members can participate in an hour each week exploring anatomy and creating a personal wellness plan thorough the “Kids Take Heart” program. Also available to members are the Garden Club, Running Club and Culinary Club. Members will have lots of opportunities to explore outside the clubhouse this summer, too. n Back by popular demand is the “Jr. Rangers” program where members explore Olympic National Park with ranger facilitators leading hikes, canoeing, rafting, swimming and introducing members to everything available in their backyard. Each week there will be a field trip taking children out on adventures normally not available to them, including a Seattle Sounders soccer match. For more information on summer programming and camps or to register, stop by either club, phone 360-683-8095 in Sequim or 360-417-2831 in Port Angeles, or visit www.bgc-op.org.

SEQUIM GIRL SCOUT DAY CAMP Sequim Girl Scout Day Camp is back. The camp will be July 27-31 at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St. The camp focus is exploring “Everyday Heroes.” The camp will be interactive with guest speakers, activities, singing, games and more. Girls will grow in awareness of their community heroes as they discover how to be their own hero. The camp is for girls entering first through sixth grades in the fall; cost is $60. Program aides, entering grades six to 12, pay $10. Registration due by June 1; mail registration to Tjemslands, 354 W. Maple St., Sequim, WA 98382. Not yet a Girl Scout? No problem. Just add $15 to your registration fee and enjoy the perks of being a Girl Scout member through September. OLYMPIC MUSIC SCHOOL For the fourth year, Olympic Music School in Sequim offers its Musical Theatre Summer Intensive for Teens. The camp runs from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20-31 at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road in Sequim, and is for teens ages 13 to 19.

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Participants in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula’s Jr. Ranger program explore Olympic National Park with a park ranger.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students and the cost is $475 with flexible payment options available. The camp focuses on “Finding Your Voice,” “Acting a Song,” “Dance Basics,” “Improvisation” and “Audition Coaching” in the mornings, and afternoons will be spent on preparation, professionalism and performance. A professional musical director, Broadway singer and actress and modern dancer are among the instructors. Rehearsals will integrate singing, acting, staging and choreography to produce musical numbers. After two weeks of training as a company, campers and staff will present informal performances to invited audiences. In addition to group activities, attendees will receive individual coaching and will benefit from discussions of confidence building, discovering and fine-tuning their talents and communicating their own stories. Sequim’s Christie Honore, who attended the camp and is now a freshman and drama major at Vassar College, said, “I can honestly say that this experience prepared me in ways I could have never imagined for the ‘real world’ of theater. I regularly draw on knowledge from the audition workshop and acting exercises for my current auditions and roles.” To register, contact Linda Dowdell at 360-9285132 or lindadowdell@me.com.

DUNGENESS RIVER AUDUBON CENTER The Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 West Hendrickson Road in Sequim, will offer its popular Summer Science Camp and Summer Bike Adventure again this summer, plus has added three new day camps to the mix. n Two sessions of Summer Science Camp will be held in August for children ages 7-12. The first four-day session is Aug. 4-7 and the second session is Aug. 18-21. Each day of camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $150 per child, per session.

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Participants will survey Railroad Bridge Park and investigate the Dungeness River’s wide variety of plants, animals and insects. They also will learn about floodplains, ecology, geology, river dynamics and the Railroad Bridge. A variety of hands-on activities that include science investigations, games, arts, crafts, hikes, water play and a bicycle journey will allow youths to understand and enjoy the natural world. Registration is limited to 20 children per camp, so early registration is strongly suggested. n The center’s Summer Bike Adventure is geared toward children between the ages of 8 and 14. The three-day camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 22-25. Cost is $90 and includes food. During camp, children will ride along the Olympic Discovery Trail from Railroad Bridge Park. Along the way, they will learn about bike safety and maintenance, including how to repair flat bike tires and broken chains, learn basic trail riding techniques and discover the natural history of the Peninsula. Bicycle and helmet are required; campers must be able to ride 10 miles a day. n Brilliant women have made invaluable contributions to science throughout the years and Girls in Science! is a three-day camp for girls ages 7 to 12 that gets them excited about math and science — or builds upon the enthusiasm they already have toward those fields. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14-16. Cost is $120. This camp will immerse young girls into the fantastic world of science. Through fun and interactive experiments and activities, girls will explore grade-level appropriate topics in biology, chemistry and physics while being introduced to local women in scientific careers. In addition, the camp will focus on collaboration and confidence building through teamwork exercises. SUMMER CAMPS continued on Page 10  >>

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By using the tools of adventure and exploration, children will practice the basics of tracking, animal language, natural movement and navigating in wild n Learn how to become a “nature ninja” in the spaces. Through play, journaling, storytelling and two-day Nature Ninja Camp. fun, children will learn techniques for deepening Participants will practice techniques of “blending their awareness and safety in the natural world. into” the woods by mastering camouflage and sneakThe week will culminate with a fun adventure to ing skills. Fun games and activities will have camptest the skills and highlight their hard work from ers exploring the ins and outs of Railroad Bridge the week. Park, getting dirty and having a blast. The camps, Parents are invited for a picnic at a designated for youths 7 to 12, are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9-10 secret location that the children must find at the and July 20-21; the cost is $90. end of the last day. n Builder’s Camp is tailored to students that love Children must carry their own backpack with an to build and create. extra change of clothes, a water bottle and a subCampers will build bridges, towers, airplanes, stantial lunch. boats and more. Children should be prepared to hike up to 1 hour a Fun games, activities and competitions that day, crawl through underbrush and get their clothes revolve around creating and building will have slightly dirty from play and adventure. campers exploring the ins and outs of Railroad To register for any of the Olympic Nature ExperiBridge Park. ence camps, visit www.dungenessadventureclub.com. The camps, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., are July 6-7 and July 23-24 for campers ages 7 to 12. PORT ANGELES Cost is $90. CLALLAM COUNTY YMCA Day camps available at the Clallam County OLYMPIC NATURE EXPERIENCE YMCA, 302 S. Francis St. in Port Angeles, are ofOlympic Nature Experience, in conjunction with fered each week from June through August. the Dungeness River Audubon Center, will offer n Day camps are offered for children in grades several outdoor camps this summer. n The Dungeness Adventure Club Summer Camp, kindergarten through six, with a variety of sport, hobby and art themes alternating each week. Some for children ages 3 to 5, will run from 10 a.m. to of the most popular camps are geocaching, archery, 1 p.m. June 22-24 in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. trailblazers hiking club, beach explorers, Lego madHendrickson Road in Sequim. ness, tennis, young architects, dance, painting and Campers will be encouraged to open their senses mixed media art. and use creativity to understand and connect with The Y’s summer day camps are designed to enthe forest and side channels of Railroad Bridge Park. Children will play games, hear stories, create their courage creativity and exploration. Through the gamut of offerings, children learn own adventures and crafts, journal and learn from new skills, build friendships, develop confidence and the “book of nature.” character, and discover new interests and passions. All children will be required to carry their own Registration for day camps begin in May. backpack with a complete change of clothes, water Classes run Monday-Friday, with morning offerbottle and a lunch. ings (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon offerings (1 p.m. n The Way of the Woods Summer Camp will be held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 13-17 and is for to 4 p.m.). Full-day enrollment options, with morning and afternoon camps also are available. campers ages 7 to 12 at the Dungeness Recreation The weeklong classes cost $75 for YMCA facility Area/Voice of America Park in Sequim. members or $95 for community members. Specialty The cost is $190. camps are available at an additional cost. Children will create their own unique nature exTo register for camps, stop by the Clallam County perience to include animal movement and language, YMCA. You can phone the Y at 360-452-9244 or visit learning how to read the forest, navigating wild www.clallamcountyymca.org for more details. spaces, camouflage and various primitive skills like The YMCA is once again offering specialty drama shelter and fire-building and making cordage. and skateboarding camps. Children will be taught how to use tools and tend n The week of Aug. 24-28, boys and girls are invitfires safely, how to lost-proof themselves in the ed to come learn to skate with professional instrucwoods and how to find and purify water. tors from the Seattle nonprofit Skate Like a Girl. To end the camp, parents are invited to attend a This five-day specialty camp will teach the basics special celebration the children will create through of skateboarding to new skaters and challenge more the culmination of their skills. advanced riders with kickflips, grinds and more. Children must bring their own backpack with an Participants also will learn about skateboarding extra change of clothes, water bottle and substantial terminology, board maintenance and skate park lunch with snack. They should be prepared to get dirty, crawl through brush and hike up to 3 miles in etiquette. n Drama camp will be offered for three weeks a day. beginning July 13 and culminating with a perforn Wild Coyotes Summer Camp, for children ages mance the weekend of Aug. 1. 5 to 8 years, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27-31 This popular camp is taught by drama teacher at the Dungeness Recreation Area/Voice of America Kelly Lovall and allows children to learn the Park. 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FEIRO MARINE LIFE CENTER Port Angeles’ Feiro Marine Life Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary team up to engage youths to investigate, explore and get inspired by what is found in the ocean during Junior Oceanographer and Marine Tech summer camps. n Junior Oceanographer Camp sessions for youths ages 7 to 9 are scheduled for June 23-26 and Aug. 3-6, for ages 10 to 12 June 29-July 2 and a half-day session for children ages 5 to 7 will be held July 6-9. n Older youths, ages 12 to 15, can sign up for Marine Tech Camp. This summer camp provides hands-on projects and technology integration with activities such as building underwater harbor cameras, designing remotely operated vehicles and creating time-lapse videos using digital cameras and editing software. The camp will take place for two sessions (same activities), July 13-16 and July 20-23. Cost for full day camps — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — is $110 for Feiro members or $130 full price. Half day camp — 9 a.m. to noon — is $60 for Feiro members or $75 full price. SUMMER CAMPS continued on Page 11  >>

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Port Angeles. Cost is $65 per session. n During the three-week Intensive Theater Camp workshop, students will gain an in-depth understanding of Shakespeare’s history, language, canon and general staging. Classical acting techniques, including physicality and vocal work, will be developed through the exploration of some of Shakespeare’s most famous (and infamous) characters. Dramatic atmosphere and theme will be explored through the analysis of his more popular stories, with an emphasis on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This class is open to both first-time and experienced actors. Shakespearean scene work will prepare students for participation in the current summer production as well as developing skills for future auditions. Participation in this workshop guarantees a smaller role in the production. The camp is for youths ages 9 to 18 and will meet Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20-Aug. 7 at the Campfire Clubhouse in Jessie Webster Park. Fees are $195. For registration information on both camps, stop by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles, phone 360-4573532 or visit www.pafac.org.

PORT ANGELES FINE ARTS CENTER n Immersed in a world of magical characters and rich, colorful language, the “William in the Woods” drama workshops introduce students to the exciting world of William Shakespeare. Children will gain an understanding of several Shakespearean story lines, with a particular emphasis on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” In addition to the development of general theater skills, students will practice the use of image and tone color to bring Shakespeare’s words to life. Led by director Anna Andersen, the class will translate Shakespearean scenes into their own words, which will be included in the summer’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” All students are guaranteed participation in the adult production; small speaking roles available by audition only. JFFA DISCOVERY ARTS CAMP The camp is for children ages 6 to 12 and runs Children again will have the chance to foster an from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for two sessions: June 15-19 and June 22-26, at the Campfire Clubhouse in Jessie appreciation of the arts during the Juan de Fuca Webster Park, located at Third and Eunice streets in Foundation for the Arts’ Discovery Arts Camp.

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CAMP HEEBIE JEEBIES Camp Heebie Jeebies, a music camp for youth ages 12 to 18, will be held July 19-25 at Camp David Jr. at Lake Crescent. The camp — named after a Louis Armstrong song — is actually a workshop in traditional and big-band jazz that attracts 70 young musicians from across the country. Cost is $595 per child, which includes camp tuition, room and board. Scholarships are available for local children. To register or for more information, visit www. campheebiejeebies.us. PORT ANGELES PARKS & RECREATION Due to budget uncertainties, no summer camps had been scheduled as of press time in April, according to Parks & Recreation director Corey Delikat. Phone 360-417-4550 or visit www.cityofpa.us.

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