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Getting ready for SUMMER FUN

Wednesdays and Fridays June 26-30 and Aug. 7-11. Cost is $90 per session. Campers will spend time outdoors and at the center’s touch tanks with trained and attentive counselors. l Junior Explorers Day Camp is for youngsters ages 5 to 7. A morning session from 9 a.m. to noon will be offered Aug. 14-18. Afternoon sessions, held between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., will be held June 26-30, Aug. 7-11 and Aug. 14-18. Cost is $150 per session. Campers will explore and discover marine and coastal life, animals, plants and secret spots around the center. l Coastal Explorers Day Camp, for children ages 8 to 10, will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 10-14. Cost by PENINSULA DAILY NEWS is $275 per camper. Spring is finally here. Its arrival brings warmer and Camp participants will examine the varied coastal longer daylight hours and the beginning of summer camp environments of beach, glacial bluff, forest, pond and registrations. Many of the Olympic Peninsula’s most pop- meadow. Using observation skills, campers discover how ular camps are filling up fast, so don’t wait until the last these places support life in the coastal ecosystem. school bell rings to find a summer camp that children l Marine Biology Afoot & Afloat, for kids ages 10 to 13, will look forward to attending. will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17-21. Cost is $400. Camps across the Peninsula offer area youth a chance Students will sail aboard Northwest Maritime Center to stretch their imaginations and legs with an array of vessels while doing scientific investigations. Ashore, stuactive learning activities. dents participate in intertidal surveys and labs in the Here’s a sampling of some of the camps offered in our touch tanks and exhibits. region this summer: l Marine Biology Day Camp will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24-28 for kids ages 9 to 13. Cost is $275. JEFFERSON COUNTY Activities will include sieving through gooey sediments HERON POND FARM SUMMER HORSE CAMPS to look for brittle stars, finding out where young fish hide Camps tailored for children 7 and older who love and using microscopes to observe the plankton that suphorses will be offered May 21, June 22-23, July 20-21 and ports all life in the sea. Aug. 17-18 at Heron Pond Farm,152 Douglas Way, in Port Port Townsend Marine Science Center members Townsend. receive $10 off each registration. Heron Pond Farm Summer Horse Camps will feature Scholarships are available to those who qualify. horseback riding, horsemanship skills, crafts and friendFor more information about summer camps at Port ship building in a safe and fun learning environment. Townsend Marine Science Center, email camps@ptmsc. The camp will be presented by qualified and reputable org or phone 360-385-5582, ext. 104. staff using experienced horses. For more information, email Christine Headley at CLALLAM COUNTY ch_equestrian@yahoo.com or phone 360-286-9256. MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE FOR TEENS Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim is accepting registraYMCA OF JEFFERSON COUNTY tions for its summer workshop program called “Musical Summer day camps will be offered at the YMCA of Jef- Theatre Intensive for Teens.” ferson County, 1925 Blaine St., from June 19-Sept. 1. The workshop is open to teens between the ages of 12 Camps are offered in week-long sessions. and 19. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps offerings include: Artist Workshop, Basketball, The workshop will run daily from July 24-Aug. 4 from Comic Creations, Dance, Drama O’rama, Flag Football, 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 Frisbee Golf, Junior Architects, Mad Scientist, Ninja N. Sequim Ave., where Sequim’s Pacific Pantry will proWarrior, Outdoor Explorers, Picture Perfect, Secret vide lunch. Agents, Soccer, Sports Sampler, Top Chefs, Tennis, Y BakEnrollment is limited to 20 students. ers and Y Directors. Cost is $475. Limited tuition assistance is available. Half-day camps sessions are offered in the morning or Linda Dowdell, a local award-winning musical comafternoon. All-day camps also are available. poser and arranger, will lead the group with Elinore YMCA members pay $85 per half-day camp and $170 O’Connell, a Broadway singer and actor coming to per full-day camp. Sequim from New York City, and Annuel Preston, a Non YMCA members pay $95 per half-day camp and Seattle-based dance and yoga instructor. $190 for a full-day camp. The workshop will focus on “Finding Your Voice,” Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. “Acting a Song,” “Dance Basics,” “Improvisation” and For more information about summer camps, visit www. “Audition Coaching.” olympicpeninsulaymca.org or phone 360-385-5811. Rehearsals will integrate singing, acting, staging and choreography to produce musical numbers. PORT TOWNSEND MARINE SCIENCE CENTER In addition, students will receive individual coaching. The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 532 BatAfter training as a company, students and staff will tery Way, will offer summer science camps filled with present an informal performance to invited audiences. exploring area beaches, uncovering treasures in its exhibVisit www.olympictheatrearts.org for a registration form its, making crafts, playing games and taking nature or phone the theatre business office at 360-683-7326. walks through Fort Worden State Park. Camps include: DUNGENESS RIVER AUDUBON CENTER The Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Henl Seal Pups Day Camp, for preschoolers ages 3 to 4, drickson Road in Sequim, will offer its popular summer will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays,

Registration is now underway for a variety of popular summer camps

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camp programs to encourage children to learn and have fun while exploring the beauty of the region. Camps include: l Builders Camp, for children ages 8 to 12, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6-7. Camp participants will build bridges, towers, airplanes, boats and more. Cost is $90. l Nature Ninjas! is geared to children ages 8 to 12 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13-14. Campers will learn to become a “nature ninja” by practicing techniques of blending into the woods by mastering camouflage and sneaking skills. Cost is $90. l Girls in Science will be offered for girls ages 7 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17-19. Fun and interactive experiments and activities will encourage participants to explore grade-level appropriate topics in biology, chemistry and physics while being introduced to local women in scientific careers. Cost is $120. l Creatures of the Olympic Peninsula, for children ages 8 to 12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3-4. Campers will learn about different animals that live in our area and explore different animal habitats, discover amazing adaptations, see what it takes to survive and even pretend to be them for a little bit. Cost is $90. l Treasure Hunters is for children ages 8 to 12 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1. Campers will learn how to read and follow maps as they work to solve riddles and unearth clues to find hidden treasure. Cost is $90. l Summer Nature Camp will be offered for children ages 8 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21-24. The camp aims to help participants understand and enjoy nature through hands-on activities, including games, science investigations, arts, crafts, hikes and a bicycle adventure. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers to guarantee a personal learning experience. Cost is $150. l Bike Camp will be offered for children ages 8 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 7-10. Children must be able to ride 10 miles per day. Participants will learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and ride on trails around Sequim. Bicycle routes will include various locations along the Olympic Discovery Trail and beyond. A bicycle and helmet are required. Cost is $90. All camps are led by environmental educators and naturalists who have backgrounds working with elementary- and middle school-aged youth. For more information about any of the camps, visit www.dungenessrivercenter.org/summer-camps or phone 360-681-4076. BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will offer summer programming for area youth throughout the summer. Weekly day camp sessions will begin June 19 at the Carroll C. Kendall Unit, 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim, and 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, and membership dues are $30 per child through December. Each week, the camp’s crafts and activities are centered around a different theme and most are paired with field trips. Parents can sign up children for as many camp weeks as they want — one day, one week or the entire summer. >> SUMMER CAMPS continued on Page 9

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Special Sections - Peninsula Family, April 2017  

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