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Sequim Gazette

Kids Today Spring 2012


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A parents’ guide to local summer fun FOR KIDS ✓ Sports Camps ✓ Boys & Girls Club ✓ YMCA ✓ Swim Lessons ✓ Day Camps ✓ Arts & Crafts ✓ Parks & Recreation ... and much more! A special publication of

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Kids Today Spring 2012

Sequim Gazette

Sound Publishing 147 W. Washington, Sequim, WA 98382 Phone: (360) 683-3311 • FAX: (360) 683-6670 •e-mail:

“Kids Today Spring 2012” is a special section of the Sequim Gazette. © 2012 by Sound Publishing Publisher: Sue Ellen Riesau • Section Coordinator: Julie Speelman Design: Cathy Clark

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Pacific Rim Hobby

Model Cars - Boats - Trains Planes - RC & Supplies 138 W. Railroad Ave Port Angeles (360) 457-0794 Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-5

Looking for something FUN to do?

Don’t look far!

You can find so much to do, all in one place - right here on the Olympic Peninsula!

Youth Swim Team • Aquatics • Working out • Gym & Racquetball ALL under one roof! Shoot baskets, play volleyball or take a youth art class this Summer – Tai Chi • Step Bench • Aerobics

Try a ride on our wild wonderful water slide!

Full Size Olympic Pool • Dry & Steam Saunas • Hydro Therapy Pool

610 North Fifth Ave. • Sequim, WA 98382 • 683-3344 for more information check out our website

Open 7 days a week! Mon. - Fri. 5am - 9pm • Sat. 8am – 8pm • Sun. 11am - 8pm

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Sol Duc Hot Springs Writing Contest In Celebration of 100 Years

The Mineral Hot Springs at Sol Duc have been around for much longer than 100 years! With a rich history and exciting future, there is so much to tell about Sol Duc Hot Springs. What can you tell us about Sol Duc Hot Springs?

Guidelines : We will only consider original essays and

poems written by students 9-13 years old. Essays should be between 200 and 2,000 words, and writing must relate in some way to Sol Duc. Essays may be fiction or non-fiction. Feel free to include photos, though it is not required.

Examples: • Tell us the history of the Sol Duc Hot Springs. • Describe a time when you visited Sol Duc Hot Springs. • What is the geology of hot springs, and what does that mean for Sol Duc? • Write a fiction story relating to the Sol Duc Hot Springs. • What do dragons have to do with Sol Duc Hot Springs?



Essays and poems must be submitted by August 25, 2012 5:00pm PST. Submit entries to Must include full name a valid phone number or email and mailing address. For more info contact: 360.452.9394

your very own pool party at Sol Duc for you and ten of your closest friends! The winner will be announced on September 1, 2012.

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Clallam County Family YMCA 302 S. Francis St. Port Angeles, WA 98362 (360) 452-9244

We are excited to have so many summer opportunities for your kids! PRE-SCHOOL

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Program members pay a one-time “Summer Registration Fee” of $50 + the “Program Member” price for the program. The registration fee is per family and allows access to all summer programs. • Mini Sports Camp: If your budding superstar is looking to increase his/her sports skills and learn about the values of teamwork and sportsmanship, then mini sports camp is your next stop. Sports include soccer, basketball, and baseball. • Super Hero Training: Does your pre-schooler want to be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? We can help to get them started. • T-Ball: An early introduction to the great American pastime. • Arts & Action: A fun few hours filled with art projects and interactive play. Young artists will explore various art media, body movement and the outdoors.

• Cirque De’ YMCA: Ahhh the circus… Bright colors, acrobats, elephants, tigers and clowns! OK, so maybe elephant and tiger “masks,” but we have bright colors, acrobats and clowns COVERED! Kids will have a great time learning new skills and then performing in our own version of the big top.


Klahhane Gymnastics

Our kids smile brighter!

Where Fitness Is Fun


• Fundamentally Fit: An early morning combination of academic and exercise to keep students on track all summer. • Coach Pitch: An early introduction to the great American pastime • Sailing: Using the YMCA fleet of sailboats kids over 8 years old will learn to sail at the Port Angeles Yacht Club. • Volleyball Camp helps build a variety of skills to make your volleyball player a stronger, faster and quicker player. • Bowling: Our camp teaches Bowling fundamentals, social development, handeye coordination, self-discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship. • Archery: Kids will learn the art of “draw and release” including proper grip, stance, and aim. • Hockey: Campers will have fun learning basic hockey skills that promote hand-eye coordination and teamwork.

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Help your child achieve their full potential!

Gymnastics is part of our human nature. Gymnastics clubs are fun, safe places to build a healthy foundation for life. Want your child to learn fitness, confidence and self esteem? Come hang out with us this summer! Classes & camps for age 2 - Gr.8 Registration opens June 4th • Classes begin July 2nd

Summer is a great time to eliminate any dental surprises for the coming year. An examination could assure you no treatment is needed, or determine if any treatment would prevent future problems.

Richard E. Davies, DDS, PS General & cosmetic dentistry 321 N. Sequim Ave. Ste. #C, Sequim


Your One Stop Auto Parts Store

360-681-2883 144 W. Washington St., Sequim Mon. - Fri. 7-7 • Sat. 7-6, Sun. 8-5

We’re keeping you on the road.

Sequim Gazette • Mini-Sports Camp: If your budding superstar is looking to increase his/her skills then this is your cup o’ tea. • Tumbling: Your YMCA tumbler will learn basic tumbling, bar and vaulting skills. Strength, balance, cooperation and coordination are all included in a FUN atmosphere. • World Games: Get your passports ready to travel and learn about different countries and their sports/pastimes. • Net Games: Tennis and Pickle Ball will keep your child active and on the move. • Skateboard Camp: Lessons on the basic moves and board maintenance. B.Y.O. skateboard, helmet and pads. • Exploring Art: Young artists will explore a variety of art materials to create projects.

Kids Today Spring 2012 • Robotics: Caleb Gentry (Middle School Robotics teacher) teaches kids how circuits work, build robots and then program them to race, play golf and build things! • Rocket School: Young Rocket Scientists will choose from a variety of Estes Rockets and build them from start to final count down. • Cooking: Everyone should know how to cook. Kids will learn basic techniques and simple recipes. • Arts and Action: A fun few hours filled with art projects and interactive play. • Drama: Kelly Lovall (High School Drama coach) allows kids to try on all kinds of drama and culminates with a final performance. • Paper Crafting: Paper making, print making, marbelizing, stamping and more. • Artist Workshop: Working with

2012 Summer Youth Adventure Pass Program

Unlimited Rides All Summer - $20 Come Ride With Us!

Travel Opportunity Across the Olympic Peninsula (with Jefferson, Grays Harbor, and Mason Transits honoring Clallam Transit Summer Youth Passes on their fixed-route services)

Youth ages 6-19 can ride from Memorial Day to Labor Day anywhere in the county, and beyond... a great deal! Available now at all regular pass outlets or at Clallam Transit Call 452-4511 or 1-800-858-3747 Let Your Summer Olympic Peninsula Adventure Begin!

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the seven formal art elements; line, shape, volume, space, texture, value and color… let your imagination soar! • Master’s Painting: Learn about many fascinating artists’ lives and recreate some of their masterpieces in watercolor, acrylics, oil pastels, and more. • Weird Science: Fun experiments, crazy science facts and a world filled with weird biology. Woo Hoo. • Mask Making: Have crazy fun making theatrical art through masks. • Geocaching: A real-life treasure hunt! • Sewing: Learn how to sew, iron, pin, cut, hand stitch and lay out fabric.


• Running Club: A perfect place for joggers, runners or kids who want to learn. Meet Fridays at the Y all summer for a group jog/run.


“A Summer School Experience”

Held in the small gym at Roosevelt Elementary, this 4-week program allows kids to improve and maintain their academic skills with low tutor-student ratios.

Academic Success Healthy Lifestyles Mount Angeles Unit 2620 St. Francis St., Port Angeles

(360) 417-2831

Good Character & Citizenship Carroll C. Kendall Unit 400 W. Fir Street, Sequim

(360) 683-8095

Summer Camp • June 18th – August 31st Morning Hours: 7:45 a.m. - Noon Call us for pricing and potential discounts Afternoon Hours: Noon - 6 p.m. Open to all members at no additional charge Snacks and lunch provided

For family rates or to register, call

417-2831 • 683-8095 Mention this ad when you register to receive a FREE field trip!

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providing our youth opportunities to learn sportsmanship, team camaraderie, and competitive swimming in a fun and healthy environment. Practices start June 19 and run until August 24. Practice times are set up by age and ability, some swimmers maybe moved to times that best suit their swimming ability. Ages 7-14 • 6/19-8/24 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays • 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ages 15-18 • 6/19-8/24 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays • 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 a.m. 610 N 5th Ave, Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 683-6699

SARC Summer Programs

Swim Lessons

SARC will be offering American Red Cross swim lessons, levels Parent and Tot up to Level 5, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Our next session will start July 9th; registration will be on June 25th. Costs are $21 for pass holders and $42 for non-pass holders. Please visit our website for more details:

Swim Team

SARC hopes create a recreational summer swim program

Dues for the 2012 summer season are $150.00 for a non-pass holders and $100.00 for pass holders. Swimmers may, and are encouraged to join the team anytime during the summer but must pay the full registration fee. Make sure you sign up early, we have limited pool space. Please visit our web site for more

Art Classes

Imaginations will run free! Creativity will soar to new heights! Children need to be encouraged and presented with challenges, register your child and see where structured lessons in art may lead them. SARC is excited to offer this month long program utilizing multiple medias; including but not limited to: scratchboard, clay, paints, and prints. The class will work on one project every two classes or one project a week, please communicate with the instructor if there are classes you cannot make. This program will make kids look forward putting on their special dress-to-make-amess gear!

2012 Summer Day Camps at Olympic View Stables June 25-29 Beginning Horsemanship -------------------July 9-13 Wild West Camp -------------------August 23-25 Adult Retreat All skills of riding -------------------Aug. 27 - Sept. 1 Advanced Horsemanship

Session 1 • 7/10-8/2 Tuesdays & Thursdays • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Ages 10+ • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. – Noon Session 2 • 8/7-8/30 Ages 7-9 • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 12:30-2:00 p.m. Ages 10+ • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. – Noon All supplies will be made available by SARC. Cost of the classes are $40 for a pass holder and $55 for a non-pass holder. There is a 10 child maximum so we can keep our interaction level high, times and days maybe adjusted to get all participants interested registered. Please visit our website for more details:

Local Festivals & Events Marine Wildlife Search

June 23, 2012 Contact Expeditions Northwest for more information! (360) 452-6210 115 E. Railroad Ave. Ste. 108, Port Angeles, WA

For more details and registration, please call or go to website

Sara Richerts 360.775.5084

July 20-22 Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 MacLeay Rd, Sequim WA Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. (360) 681-2535

Sequim Studio Tour

Sequim Lavender Farm Faire

Olympic Peninsula Performance Horses

Driftwood Art Show

July 20-22 Lavender Farm Tour and Lavender in the Park. Mickie Vail, Operations Director (360) 452-6300 Carrier Blake Park Water ReUse Area 220 Blake Ave, Sequim WA

July 21-23 Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 6th Annual self-guided tour of local artist studios. www.sequimarts.or For more information contact: Susan Gansert Shaw (360) 681-7181

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Port Angeles Parks & Recreation

Session 4: July 30 - Aug. 10 Session 5: Aug. 13-24 Fees: $160/session Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ages: 5-12 years old Location: Vern Burton Gym

Adventure Camp

Rec Express Day Camp

A fun summer of games, arts & crafts, field trips and friends. Our qualified, creative staff will aim to deliver a memorable experience for all. If you’re looking for a camp with tons of fun and activity all day, all summer, look no further! Session 1: June 18-29 Session 2: July 2-13 (no program July 4) Session 3: July 16-27

One week, new friends, memories that will last a lifetime and tons of fun! Adventure Camp 2012 will get kids ‘Out and About’ and playing hard on the Olympic Peninsula! Enjoy a week of hiking, swimming, camping and more. Don’t wait – register for this popular camp today. Fees: $150 city resident $160 non-resident Time: Itinerary to be sent out to participants Ages: 8-12 years old Date: July 16-20, 2012 Location: Drop-off/Pick-Up at Vern Burton Gym

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Adventure Camp Out

Camp experience. Participants need to bring a lunch. Registration deadline July 23, 2012. Fees: $70.00 per child Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ages: 6-14 years old Date: August 11-12, 2012 Location: Vern Burton Gym

Get a taste of camping adventure with this 3-day, 2-night fun. Pack up of your sleeping gear and enjoy the great outdoors while camping out under the stars. Fees: $120 city resident $130 non-resident Time: Itinerary to be sent out to participants Ages: 8-12 years old Date: July 25-27, 2012 Location: Drop-off/Pick-Up at Vern Burton Gym

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Inviting all dads, uncles and grandpas! Share in this Mardi Gras themed evening with your special young lady with DJ music, a free keepsake photo and fun. Get your tickets early to ensure you’ll be able to share this fantastic night and make everlasting memories. Fees: $15.00 per couple ($5.00 per additional child) Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 Location: Vern Burton Gym (Tickets available at the end of August)

Cheer Camp

Come learn form the National Cheerleaders Association in this weekend camp. NCA Summer Camps are known as on of the most exciting, high-energy, action-packed Cheerleading Camps in the country. This summer, give yourself the ultimate Cheerleading

Local Festivals & Events Jefferson County Fair

August 10-12 Come celebrate our 75th Anniversary! (360) 385-1013 Jefferson County Fairgrounds 4907 Landes Street, Port Townsend WA

Jet Sprint Boat Racing

August 11 Gates open at 8 a.m. and racing starts at 10 a.m. Event held at the Extreme Sports Park in Port Angeles For more information contact:

Clallam County Fair

August 16-19 Fair Theme: “Kiss a pig, dance a jig” 1608 West 16th Street in Port Angeles next to Lincoln Park and the Fairchild International Airport

(360) 417-2551

Sequim Balloon Festival

September 1-3 For more information visit their website at www.SequimBalloonFestival. com

Serving Sequim since 2007

Professional dance & music teachers aspiring to bring out the gold in each child


Offering many one-week only classes so you can take a class AND go on vacation!

Fairy Tale Ballet Ages 3-6

(Wizard of Oz, Carnival of Animals, Sugar Plum Fairy and more!)

Worship Dance Young Artists

Jazz I Intensive

Rock Band

Choreography Camp Zumbatomic

Movers & Tappers ages 4 & 5

Tumbling and Gymnastics ages 2-12

All-in-One: Jazz, Tap and Ballet in one week! Ballet for ages 7 & up

Simply Music Rhapsody music for ages newborn through 5 160 Harrison Rd., Ste. 1, Sequim (behind Big 5 on Hwy. 101 in Carlsborg)


Register Online:

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2012 Nissan Armada

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2012 Nissan Pathfinder


2012 Honda Pilot

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Hwy. 101 & Deer Park Rd., Port Angeles

1-800-927-9395 • 360-452-3888

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