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92128 MAGAZINE MARCH+APRIL 2019
ON THE COVER
STUDENT STAR Reed Ganzer
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
ZCODE 2019 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
UC San Diego Health – Rancho Bernardo
34 ZCODE 2019 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE The ZCode 2019 Summer Camp Guide highlights the wide variety of summer adventures available for North County families. Whether academic or athletic, traditional or high-tech, or somewhere in between, there’s something fun in store for every camper.
DIAMOND GATEWAY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION FACES IN THE CROWD Tracy Sekhon
DENTAL PROFILE Serenity Dental Group
STUDIO WEST & THE RECORDING ARTS CENTER
A GIFT TO FRIENDS OF THE RB LIBRARY
IN OUR OWN BACKYARD San Diego In Bloom
32 COVER PHOTO: Young athletes splash and swing at Rancho Arbolitos Cover photos by Forever Photography by Liberty
OUT & ABOUT PHOTOS
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FROM THE PUBLISHER VOL. 8, NO. 4 TM
P U B L I S HE R
’m from Southeast Texas, so I’ve been on my fair share of horses growing up. My good friend had a couple of horses that we would saddle up and ride to the levee. And no, I’m not making this stuff up – there really was a levee about a mile from my childhood home. I’m pretty sure that people have written songs about this. When I met my wife about 20 years ago, I learned that she grew up with horses. Over the years, she shared many stories of riding on the endless trails in Poway – many of which have long been taken over by developments and homes. The time that she spent with her horses growing up made a lasting impression that she holds close to her heart. Our youngest daughter, Audrey, started taking riding lessons a couple of years ago. Although she has traditionally split her extracurricular hours between soccer, softball, and music, we noticed that she quickly developed a strong passion for horseback riding. Last year Audrey approached us with the idea of adopting or rescuing a horse. At first, we thought the idea was absurd. But this didn’t deter her. While she could have accepted our decision and moved on, instead, she began developing a plan and documenting everything that needed to take place in order to accomplish her goal. She presented her plan to us – which included her own financial and time commitments. And as you may have guessed by reading this and seeing the photo, Audrey did find a horse that needed a new home. In fact, she actually found two horses (eight-year-old brothers from different mothers). Thankfully the horses had not been abused, but they had been neglected. Unfortunately, they were left in their stalls at a facility in Los Angeles with very little socializing and human attention for the past year and a half. Little did these two horses know, they were about to get the full attention of a very determined and dedicated 13-year-old girl. Over the past couple of months, we have watched these horses transform from nervous and shy creatures to warm and loving family members. I have observed a beautiful bond develop between my daughter and these giant animals that is very difficult to describe. Although I was skeptical at first, what started out to be a project for my daughter and wife has turned into a family affair. It has been refreshing to take an hour here and an hour there to join them at the stables. Time seems to slow down while we are there. Technology is optional at best. It is very tranquil and therapeutic. But most importantly, I get to watch and be involved while memories are made that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives.
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For 20 years, Diamond Gateway Women’s Organization has provided a warm welcome for North County women.
THRIVING ON CHALLENGES
Student Star Alexxis Brown pushes herself academically and athletically.
LEARN BY DOING
Mt. Carmel science teacher and wrestling coach Gail Miller values teamwork and collaboration.
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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE
ADVENTURE & OPPORTUNITY
As part of our 2019 Private School Guide, we highlight Therapeutic Learning Center’s focus on solving learning disabilities.
92131 Magazine explores alternative educational opportunities throughout North County.
We explore how Boy Scouts of America Rancho Coastal District trains young people in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance.
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PREPARED FOR LIFE
We learn how the Rancho Coastal District builds strong communities through Boy Scouts.
Our 2019 Private School Guide highlights a variety of local schools, including Horizon Prep’s unique educational philosophy.
Therapeutic Learning Center and other local private schools get featured in ZCode’s 2019 Private School Guide.
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things to do in 92128 MARCH + APRIL 2019 MARCH MARCH 2 – 10
11th Annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Hands-on events for all ages throughout San Diego www.lovestemsd.org
Poway OnStage Presents The Secret Garden All-youth production from Poway OnStage’s Arts in Education Initiative 3 and 7 p.m. | Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powayonstage.org
4:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Poway Center for the Performing Arts email@example.com
Ballroom dancing, open to the public, $10 per person 7 – 9 p.m. Trilogy Ballroom Dance Studio www.trilogyballroom.com
MARCH 8 – APRIL 7
PUSD Orchestra Festival
PowPAC Theatre Presents Jake’s Women
Daylight Saving Time Starts
Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m. Sundays: 2 p.m. PowPAC Community Theatre www.powpac.org
RB Historical Society Guest Speaker Linda McEvoy and Gail Laughlin on the Rancho Bernardo Study of Healthy Aging 11 a.m. | Rancho Bernardo History Museum www.rbhistoricalsociety.org
Book and Author Luncheon Benefiting the Brandeis National Committee Rancho Bernardo Chapter 10:30 a.m. | Country Club of Rancho Bernardo RSVP to Linda at 858-487-8041 MARCH 13
North San Diego Business Chamber Regional Connect Mixer 5 – 7 p.m. Bernardo Heights Country Club www.sdbusinesschamber.com
Poway OnStage Presents Arlo Guthrie
César Chávez Day
8 p.m. | Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powayonstage.org
St. Patrick’s Day
Benefiting survivors of domestic violence 12 p.m. Fairmont Grand Del Mar www.sihatsandheels.org
Rachmaninoﬀ and More
Poway Symphony Orchestra with pianist Fred Moyer and conductor John LoPiccolo presents music from Rachmaninoﬀ, Berlioz, and Tchaikovsky 4 – 6 p.m. | Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com 858-748-0505
Rancho Bernardo Business Association Mixer 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Koi Zen Cellars www.rbbaconnect.com
APRIL 1 – 5
San Diego Women’s Week A week of events and a one-day conference to inspire, empower, and connect women www.sdwomensweek.com APRIL 7
Wine Tasting Fundraiser & Social Benefiting AAUW PowayPeñasquitos; $20 per person includes tasting ﬂight of five craft wines and light refreshments 2 – 5 p.m. | Koi Zen Cellars firstname.lastname@example.org APRIL 9
Bernardo Gardeners Club General Meeting
12th Annual Savour RB Food Faire
Topic: Growing from Seeds: Vegetables and Flowers 1 – 3:30 p.m. | Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club www.bernardogardeners.org
Over 20 of the community’s finest restaurants, wineries, and breweries 5 – 7:30 p.m. | Country Club of Rancho Bernardo www.rbbaconnect.com
Poway OnStage and Trilogy Ballroom Present Motown With a Twist 2 p.m. | Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powayonstage.org
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Soroptimist Hats & Heels
North San Diego Business Chamber Regional Connect Mixer 5 – 7 p.m. San Diego Air & Space Museum www.sdbusinesschamber.com
Health and Fitness Night
Applications due for RB Chorale Scholarships
Bring the whole family for special guest speakers, fitness presenters, vendor booths, health practitioners, food trucks, and much more 5 – 7:30 p.m. Del Sur Elementary School www.powayusd.com/ schools/es/dses
Diamond Gateway Women’s Organization Meeting
7 a.m. | The Broken Yolk Cafe, 11630 Carmel Mountain Rd. www.sandiegonorthrotary.org
Rancho Bernardo Farmers Market
2019 Hats Oﬀ to Volunteers
Recognizing stand-out local volunteers 9 a.m. Rancho Bernardo High School www.rbhatsoﬀ.org
16th Annual Bernardo Gardeners Spring Tour Self-guided tour of five local gardens with craft and plant sales. Tickets ($20) available at Walter Andersen Nursery in Poway. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rancho Bernardo and Poway www.bernardogardeners.org
7 p.m. | Mount Carmel Church of the Nazarene For more information call Dael at 619-252-0804 FRIDAYS
Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 16535 Via Esprillo www.sdfarmbureau.org/ farmers-market
8 p.m. | Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powayonstage.org
2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
San Diego North Rotary Meetings
Qualifying high schoolers will audition on May 11 www.rbchorale.org
Poway OnStage Presents One Night in Memphis
Fresh produce, crepes, tamales, and more 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bernardo Winery www.bernardowinery.com
1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
Rancho Bernardo Women’s Club Luncheons Guests and prospective members welcome 11:30 a.m. Rancho Bernardo Inn For reservations call Fern at 760-741-6620
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Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk
Carmel Mountain Ranch/ Sabre Springs Recreation Center Rancho BernardoGlassman Recreation Center See website for hours www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation
March 2 Balboa Park www.chelseaslight.org
Group youth tennis lessons taught by California Teacher of the Year and U.S.P.T.A.-certified tennis professional Martin Reisert and his all-star staﬀ. Semi-private and private lessons for kids and adults also available. Group: Mondays – Thursdays: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Semi-private and private: Weekdays: 5:45 – 7 p.m.; Weekends: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oak Valley Middle School www.reiserttennis.com
San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon Registration open through May 26 Event Date: June 2 www.runrocknroll.com
Free Break Dancing Sessions Every Friday 5 – 8 p.m. | Rancho BernardoGlassman Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation
Open Play Pickleball Carmel Mountain Ranch/ Sabre Springs Recreation Center Rancho BernardoGlassman Recreation Center See website for hours www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation
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Relay for Life of North County Inland San Diego Registration open online Event Date: June 8 www.relayforlife.org/ncisdca
North County Soccer Park Indoor soccer leagues always starting for all ages www.ncspsoccer.com See ad below
Open Play Volleyball Rancho BernardoGlassman Recreation Center Saturdays: 12 – 2:30 p.m. 858-528-8129
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S T U D E N T S TA R
“THE MOST REWARDING PART ABOUT ROBOTICS IS WHEN YOU ARE ON Name: School: Grade: Parents: Favorite Local Spot:
Reed Ganzer (12) Meadowbrook Middle School 7 Stacy and Dean Ganzer Señor Taquero!
THE COMPETITION FIELD AND YOU GET TO SEE THE ROBOT WORKING HOW IT SHOULD.”
c i t o b e o c R n e l l e c x E FOR HIS TEAM N H IT W D AWAR VATIO ER WINS TIC INNO Z O N B A O G R D E RE
by LINDA FRABL photo by Forever Photography by Liberty
eed Ganzer is a 12-year-old seventh grader who lives in Sabre Springs and attends Meadowbrook Middle School. An aficionado of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs, Reed has found success with his forays into his school’s robotic teams. He began as a sixth grader by joining up with a FIRST Lego League (FLL) team, building and programming Lego robots with EV3 block programming. Now he is onto bigger and better robotic tasks, thanks to his involvement with the FIRST Tech Challenge team. Reed elaborated, “The FIRST Tech Challenge team is for grades 7 through 12. My team, the Cerulean Centaurs, designs, builds, programs, and operates a robot to compete in an alliance against other robots. We use Java-based programming, gamepad controllers, and cell phones to control the robot. We get to design and build parts out of metal or with 3D printers.” The Cerulean Centaurs recently won the Collins Aerospace Innovative Award, an honor bestowed to the team with the most innovative and creative robot design solutions. Reed commented, “The most rewarding part about robotics is when you are on the competition field and you get to see the robot working how it should. The most challenging part is that sometimes
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things don’t go as expected, but there is always something to learn.” In addition to robotics, Reed also does taekwondo, enjoys drawing, and plays the baritone and the euphonium. His favorite subject at school is computer graphic arts, and Reed stated, “It provides a chance to learn and use technology combined with art, which are two things I like.” In the future Reed would like to one day become a mechanical engineer. Always eager to promote robotics programs, Reed jumps in whenever he can to extol the virtues of FIRST team activities. “I make sure to volunteer and share my positive robotics experiences with parents and students whenever a robotics information meeting is held at a school,” he said. “I have also partnered with members from the Poway High Spyder robotics team to help mentor the younger FLL teams. I’ve logged over 58 hours of volunteering at community events and mentoring teams since last year, and I’m just getting started!”
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If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we oﬀer a taste of some local ﬂavor.
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East Village gastropub
and brewery Knotty Barrel is scheduled to open a new Rancho Peñasquitos location this spring. The restaurant features locallysourced, British-style pub food and over 100 local and imported beers. Stay tuned for a grand opening Nothing accompanies a meal quite like some live music. Plenty
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of local spots oﬀer entertainment throughout the week: Popular review site Yelp named six San Diego Mainstream Bar & Grill Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Poway’s Irish Pub Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. Cheers Bar & Grill Saturdays, 9 p.m. Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant, Rancho Bernardo Inn Most days of the week, 5:30 p.m.
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restaurants on its nationwide list of Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2019. The list is based on the eateries’ reviews from 2018. San Diego County standouts were Crafted Greens (#17), Chuy’s Taco Shop (#29), Tahini (#69), Bud & Rob’s New Orleans Bistro (#72), Pho Guys (#75), and Empanada Kitchen (#94).
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The 12th Annual
DIAMOND GATEWAY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS photo by PortrArt Creations
ince its founding in 1998, Diamond Gateway Women’s Organization (DGWO) has provided a warm welcome and close-knit community for women in Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Poway, and Scripps Ranch. “To be part of an organization that is collectively kind and fun while giving so much back to their community is really cool and inspiring,” shared Nora Nido, DGWO President. Nora joined the organization in 2015 after being invited to a meeting by a client. “Everyone was so nice, and I enjoyed it so much I kept going!” Originally formed as a continuation of Welcome Wagon when the older group disbanded, DGWO meets every month in Rancho Peñasquitos for community service, educational speakers, and connecting with friends.
“It has evolved into meetings with a variety of programs such as guest speakers on current events and topics covering everything from health to being a private investigator or hall of fame songwriter,” Nora said. “Others included authors, theater performers, musicians, or dancers.” DGWO members have also formed spinoff groups for games, crafting, gardening, and attending plays or movies. DGWO’s primary fundraiser each year is a spring luncheon, scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate. Proceeds go towards DGWO’s work for Friends and Family Community Connection, Operation America Cares, and Honor Flight. DGWO also supports San Diego Food Bank and America Cares. For more about the luncheon contact Dael Kiesler at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about membership contact Roxie Stalter at 858-538-8842.
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FAC E S I N T H E C R OW D
BetterTogether TRACY SEKHON SETS OUT TO CREATE A STRONG COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR AUTISM by LIZ ONUFER | photo by Forever Photography by Liberty
amino Bernardo resident Tracy Sekhon knows firsthand the challenges of raising children with autism. As a mother of one daughter and three sons, two of whom have autism, Tracy is setting out to create a community with the support and resources for families in similar situations. “When my sons were diagnosed, I was grateful to have had direction with obtaining the therapies that could help them,” Tracy explained. As a business owner, she had the time and flexibility to ensure her sons received the therapies they needed. “Most, however, do not have the direction, resources, and flexibility that I have had.” Tracy’s idea for the Autism Resource and Treatment Center (ARTC) was born. The mission of the ARTC is to provide a center for people with autism to access the tools they need to live their best lives and for the families and caregivers to have a place for support. ARTC is being built to serve newborns to adults. The services will range from diagnosis and treatment roadmaps to social groups counseling and job/ life skills. Tracy explained the most rewarding part of her work as the founder of ARTC is “that this collaborative care model will improve lives.” Alongside the rewards, Tracy is working through the challenges one by one. “The most challenging part of my role with ARTC is obtaining the support necessary to get the center open,” she said. “There are significant time and financial investments required. I definitely can’t do this alone!” As part of the effort to make the ARTC a reality, their Inaugural Charity Live and Silent Auction for Autism will be held at the Bernardo Winery on June 7. Tracy also shared that the organization is in need of many autism ambassadors for anyone interested in getting involved. “I founded ARTC to bring all of this together, under one roof, to provide collaborative, effective, and efficient care,” Tracy said. “I believe that we can do autism better together.”
“I FOUNDED ARTC TO BRING ALL OF THIS TOGETHER, UNDER ONE ROOF, TO PROVIDE COLLABORATIVE, EFFECTIVE, AND EFFICIENT CARE.”
Name: Community: Profession: Family: Hobbies & Interests:
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S At-A-Glance Name of Business: Serenity Dental Group Owner: Dr. Pegah Salami Manager: Maryam Karimi Years in Position: 20+ Year of Establishment: 2004 Address: 12396 World Trade Dr., Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92128 Website: www.SerenityDentalGroup.net Email: info@SerenityDentalGroup.net Phone: 858-673-1000 Description of Business: A high-quality, relationship-based practice providing advanced technology and materials comfortably, conveniently, and with compassion. Services include general, cosmetic, laser dentistry, implants, Invisalign.
erenity Dental Group was established by Dr. Pegah Salami with the philosophy of providing patients with excellent oral health care and advanced treatment in a relaxed and spa-like atmosphere. Dr. Salami wanted patients to be comfortable – not feel like they were in a cold and clinical environment. “We know that coming to the dentist is not a pleasurable experience for many patients. We are able to take patients who are afraid, have many dental issues, or are embarrassed by their oral health and give them a positive experience where they are treated like family,” revealed Maryam Karimi, manager of the practice. In the waiting area of Serenity Dental Group, patients will find a beverage bar, massage chairs, and soothing aromatherapy. Patients can also hear the sounds of a water fountain in the courtyard. When patients are brought back to the dental chairs, they are given warm neck wraps and blankets. Each operatory has televisions on the ceiling, and patients are able to choose from a menu of movie options. The services offered at Serenity Dental Group include general, cosmetic and laser dentistry, Invisalign, implants, periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics and sedation dentistry. The practice sees patients who reside throughout
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Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Escondido, Scripps Ranch, and Ramona and range in age from teenagers to those in their 60s and 70s. Convenience is also an important aspect of oral health care at Serenity Dental Group. “If specialty work is needed, the specialists come to our office so that the patient does not have to travel to another practice. Dr. Salami also believes that this eliminates communication errors between her and the specialists,” said Karimi. The practice provides same-day service for most procedures, allowing the patient to take minimal time off of work. In addition, the practice is dedicated to using the latest in dental technology and procedures, from Cerec technology on crowns, veneers, and implants, to laser technology to treat gum disease. Serenity Dental Group is also chartless and all digital, including the x-ray equipment. Dr. Salami and her team, which includes associate doctors, are committed to educating patients and helping them understand all aspects of their oral health care. “We are able to meet all the needs of the patient and alleviate all their concerns about their oral health, whether they are clinical or financial in nature,” said Karimi. To find out more about Serenity Dental Group, please visit www.serenitydentalgroup.net. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT
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EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT STUDIO WEST IN 2019!
ne of the busiest recording studios south of LA is located here in Rancho Bernardo. Although Studio West has been around since the 1980s, 2018 was one of the best years ever, according to studio owner Peter Dyson. There certainly were some big names in the studio in 2018 – artists like Lauryn Hill, actors such as Oscarwinners Richard Dreyfuss and Alan Arkin, along with world-famous John Cena. But Dyson is equally passionate about the local artists and community groups who work out of the studio. “I regard Studio West as a resource for the local music and creative community,” said Dyson. “This May will be the sixth year we have hosted the RB
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Love of Music
POWEGIAN GIFTS GRAND PIANO TO FRIENDS OF THE RB LIBRARY by KELLEY GUSICH
n January 1999, Poway resident Margaret Briggerman sent her grand piano on loan to the RB Library. This allowed the Friends of the RB Library to inaugurate their Chamber Concert series, which is now in its 21st year. At the January 30, 2019 concert, featuring the Boston-based Neave Piano Trio, Ms. Briggerman turned ownership of the piano over to the Friends of the RB Library. Harvey Levine, Concert Director for the Friends, accepted the piano and presented a Certificate of Appreciation for the gift and the 20year loan. Over this 20-year period, the RB Library has gained a reputation for presenting very high quality small-ensemble performances of classical and jazz programs. The appreciation concert completely filled the 135-seat community room. Upcoming concerts include The Orvieto Piano Trio performing classical favorites on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:15 p.m., and The Jazz Duo of Holly Hoffman, flute, and Mike Wolford, piano, on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:15 p.m. Upcoming Discovery Concert Series shows are Women Composers Then and Now on March 9 at 3 p.m. and the Youth
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Speech Trek Winners
The 4th Annual Dancing With Our Stars contest puts community leaders on-stage to benefit California Center for the Arts Escondido’s education and outreach programs. This year’s event will be held April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the center’s Concert Hall. The contestants will take the stage with professional ballroom dancers. “It’s a fun evening of ballroom dancing that showcases standard ballroom and some freestyle ballroom, all for a great cause,” said Tara Shoemaker from Trilogy Ballroom Dance Studio. Instructors from the Rancho Bernardo studio will be dancing in the event. Learn more at www.artcenter.org/event/4th-annual-dancing-stars.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) PowayPeñasquitos branch’s first annual Speech Trek contest asked students to write and present five-minute speeches on the topic, “How Can We Eliminate Violence Aimed at Our Schools?” Dominique Ruedaflores, a freshman at Ramona Convent Secondary School, won the $500 first-place prize. She will continue in the competition to represent AAUW Poway-Peñasquitos at the California AAUW Speech Trek semifinals in March. The top three students from the semi-finals will compete at a statewide convention held in San Diego on April 6. Skandhaa Subra won the $250 second-place prize. Skandhaa is a freshman at Mt. Carmel High School. AAUW Poway-Peñasquitos has over 100 members from 4S Ranch, Carmel Valley, Escondido, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, and Scripps Ranch. In addition to the Speech Trek contest, the organization runs an annual Scholarship Fund and a Tech Trek program that sends eighth grade girls to a science camp every year. Their annual spring fundraiser, Cover to Cover, will be held May 4. Learn more at powayarea-ca.aauw.net.
2019 Don Diego Scholarships Applications are open for the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation’s 2019 scholarships, offering a total of $66,000 to 28 outstanding students who reside in San Diego County and have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Four scholarships of $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 will be offered in each of four categories: 4-H, FFA, Employee, and Exhibitor/Participant. Ten Junior Livestock Auction Scholarships will be offered to students who qualify for the 4-H (now known as the Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation 4-H Scholarship) or FFA Scholarship and who participate in the 2019 Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction. The foundation will also offer two $2,500 Vocational Education Scholarships and one $5,000 Spanjian Family Scholarship. The deadline to apply for the 2019 scholarships is March 18, with finalist interviews taking place in May. For full eligibility requirements and applications go to www.dondiegoscholarship.org.
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BNC Book and Author Luncheon The Rancho Bernardo Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee’s (BNC) annual Book and Author Luncheon will take place Tuesday, March 12 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. The event will include discussion by Michelle Gable, author of The Summer I Met Jack, Antonio Vianna, author of Betrayal, and Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of Behind Every Great Man. Reservations are required; learn more and RSVP to Linda at 858-487-8041. BNC is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to Brandeis University, focusing on the university’s founding values of academic excellence, social justice, nonsectarianism, and community service. The Rancho Bernardo chapter includes study groups and events focused on members’ love for literature, art, travel, and current events. Learn more at blogs.brandeis.edu/bncranchobernardo.
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Celebrate a decade of community recognition at the 10th Annual Hats Off to Volunteers, scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at the Rancho Bernardo High School Performing Arts Center at 9 a.m. More than 70 local volunteers will be recognized for their contributions. The event will include opportunities for attendees to learn more about the organizations the volunteers represent, with booths and displays before and after the ceremony. “It’s a great way to say ‘thank you’ to all the representatives from the many volunteer organizations that serve Rancho Bernardo,” said Debbie Kurth, Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) President and Hats Off to Volunteers Chair. “This is one of our favorite things that we do each year. These individuals and their contributions help to make Rancho Bernardo the wonderful place it is to both work and live.” RBCF was founded in 1988. Learn more at www.sdfoundation.org.
The Bernardo Gardeners Club invites the community to enjoy its annual Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, April 27 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The self-guided tour includes five beautiful home gardens throughout the Rancho Bernardo and Poway areas. The gardens encompass a variety of landscaping styles – enjoy water-wise plants, whimsical sculptures, a koi pond, a plumeria nursery, a drought-tolerant English garden, citrus trees, succulents, mosaics, and more. Master Gardeners will be on-hand at one home to answer questions, with complimentary refreshments served at another. Tickets are available ahead of the tour at Walter Andersen Nursery, by mail prior to April 13, or at the tour home on Grandee Rd. the day of the event. For more information visit www.bernardogardeners.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
OUTSTANDING PATIENT CARE
UC San Diego Health – Rancho Bernardo Is Committed to Serving the Local Community by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos provided by UC San Diego Health
C San Diego Health’s new Rancho Bernardo location is now open and providing the local community with comprehensive health care. The 57,000-square-foot facility was designed around the needs of each patient, offering integrated services such as urgent care, primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, occupational medicine, advanced imaging, and behavioral health. From infants all the way to grandparents and greatgrandparents, UC San Diego Health – Rancho Bernardo gives patients convenient access to a caring team of expert doctors and nurses. “As our first pediatric patient walked into the exam room, nurses and doctors lined the hallways giving him high fives. It was a celebratory day for all involved as the ribbon was cut and the doors opened. We proudly served more than 100 patients on our first day in the neighborhood,” said pediatrician Breanna Lustre, M.D. As the region’s only academic health system, UC San Diego Health is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through an unwavering commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. UC San Diego Health is also at the forefront of providing patients with convenient access to physicians and resources online and through mobile applications and was named one of the nation’s “most wired” health systems by 32 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • March | April 2019
As our first pediatric patient walked into the exam room, nurses and doctors lined the hallways giving him high fives. It was a celebratory day for all involved as the ribbon was cut and the doors opened. We proudly served more than 100 patients on our first day in the neighborhood,” said pediatrician Breanna Lustre, M.D. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT
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AT-A- G L A N C E Name of Business: UC San Diego Health – Rancho Bernardo Year of Establishment: UC San Diego Health was established in 1966; UC San Diego Health – Rancho Bernardo has been open since 2018 Address: 16950 Via Tazon, San Diego, CA 92127 Website: health.ucsd.edu/rb Phone: 800-926-8273 Description of Business: UC San Diego Health, now open in Rancho Bernardo, is the region’s only academic health system. The new medical oﬃce in RB oﬀers world-class urgent care, pediatrics, primary care and more. The location also features an onsite pharmacy, open to the general public.
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SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
RANCHO ARBOLITOS, PACIFIC SWIM, & CHIRA TENNIS ACADEMY OFFER POPULAR SWIMMING AND TENNIS CAMPS by LINDA FRABL | photos by Forever Photography by Liberty
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Description of Business: Rancho Arbolitos is a private recreational and sporting club with nine tennis courts, an entertainment pavilion, barbecues, a fitness center, and two year-round heated pools. Membership is open to families, singles, and non-residents of Poway. Masters swimmers and league tennis players train at the club. Pacific Swim and Chira Tennis Academy oﬀer competitive programs for beginners to advanced levels of all ages.
ummer is the perfect opportunity for your child to brush up on swimming and tennis. Rancho Arbolitos, the popular private recreational club in Poway, has been providing summer camps for both of these activities for the past 28 years in a friendly, secure setting. The club’s owner, Di Molenaar, proclaimed, “We aim for the kids to have a good time, meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and improve their swim and tennis skills in a safe environment.” CAMP BASICS The typical camp is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., but there are also day-to-day drop-off options available. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available to accommodate your family’s schedule. The kids are divided by age and ability, so your child will fit in whether they are a beginner tennis player/ swimmer, or an advanced swimmer/tennis player. Camps are from June 17 until Aug. 16, and are tennis-only, swim-only, or a mix of both. Di shared, “Our most popular camp is the full-week swim and tennis camp. The kids play tennis from 9 to 11 a.m. and have a snack break from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Then the kids get ready for the pool and have free play and swim for 30 minutes until they’re organized into groups for their hour-long swim lesson.”
SWIMMING The swimming camps are run by Pacific Swim. Camp coaches are CPR, Lifeguard, and USA Swim Coach-Certified, and have many years of swimming and coaching experience. The Pacific Swim Team has not only won the Junior Olympic Championship, but also placed within the top three teams for the past 15 years. TENNIS Chira Tennis Academy runs the tennis camps. Its director and founder, Catalin Chira, has been a certified tennis professional for the past 20 years. In 2012, Catalin was awarded the USTPA San Diego Coach of the Year, and he is an USPTA certified Elite Professional, PTR-certified, and Etchberry-certified (strength, conditioning, and movement in tennis). Many of his students reached top national rankings and have received full tennis scholarships. HAVING FUN! The summer camps provide solid instruction, but there is always room for fun! Di revealed, “We have a snack bar and provide smoothies, ice cream, and pizza, so kids have different treats to look forward to. Also, our campers play games and can earn prizes on the court and in the pool!”
“WE AIM FOR THE KIDS TO HAVE A GOOD TIME, MEET NEW FRIENDS, LEARN SPORTSMANSHIP AND IMPROVE THEIR SWIM AND TENNIS SKILLS IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.” – OWNER, DI MOLENAAR
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The Boys & Girls Clubs oﬀer aﬀordable and ﬂexible Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps, Sports Camps, and more for ages 5-15 throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. 858-720-2180 www.BGCSanDieguito.org/ programs/camps/ Featured on page 46
Code Ninjas Rancho Bernardo empowers kids to code, innovate, and create in the niche of coding through a fun and easy game-based proprietary curriculum. Code Ninjas strives towards preparing young ninjas to become better thinkers and innovators for the workforce of the future. This year from Robotics to Roblox, there’s something exciting for every young aspiring coder. 16773 Bernardo Center Dr., Ste. E San Diego, CA 92128 858-376-7596 www.CodeNinjas.com/camps/ ca-san-diego-rancho-bernardo Featured on page 41
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4S DANCE ACADEMY 4S Dance Academy’s summer dance camps provide a nurturing and supportive environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Learn ballet, point/prepointe, variations, jazz, and so much more. 17631 West Bernardo Dr., Ste. A San Diego, CA 92127 858-385-1999 www.4SDanceAcademy.com Featured on page 39 Advertisement on page 53
ARTHAUS 5 Come experience art lessons like never before! Explore creativity while learning specialized techniques and appreciation for art for ages 4 to adult. Contact ArtHaus 5 today for your complimentary assessment class. 10710 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201 San Diego, CA 92127 858-333-5172 www.ArtHaus5.com Featured on page 49
BEST IN CLASS EDUCATION CENTER Best in Class Education Center partners with families to help each child reach their fullest potential and instill in them a confidence and excitement towards learning. 12234 Poway Rd., Ste. 204 Poway, CA 92064 858-866-6446 sdpoway@bestinclass education.com www.BestInClass Education.com/sd-poway 4S Ranch location 10710 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201 San Diego, CA 92127 sd4sranch@bestinclass education.com www.BestInClass Education.com/sd-4sranch
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER SAN DIEGO Through positive connections with peers and role models, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego promote academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles for young campers of all backgrounds and interests. 858-866-0591 www.SDYouth.org Featured on page 45
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Conveniently located in San Marcos, California All-Stars has cheer teams and classes for all levels, ages 3-19, with the best competitive cheer program in the state. 340 Rancheros Dr., #170 San Marcos, CA 92069 760-471-2243 firstname.lastname@example.org www.CaliforniaAllStars.com/ SanMarcos Featured on page 45
CITY OF POWAY The City of Poway oﬀers over 100 high-quality, aﬀordable camps this summer from skateboarding and science to cooking and creative arts to the traditional favorite, Lake Poway Day Camp. Children of all ages will have a blast exploring their unique passions. 13325 Civic Center Dr. Poway, CA 92064 Featured on page 41
CODE NINJAS ENCINITAS Prepare to be amazed as your child gains ninja coding skills and confidence. Kids learn to code through an engaging game-based curriculum and activities that teach teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving – all while having a blast! 290 N. El Camino Real Ste. 290-B Encinitas, CA 92024 760-880-1669 www.facebook.com/ CodeNinjasEncinitas/ www.CodeNinjas.com
DANCEOLOGY Danceology’s variety of camps and classes throughout the summer session provide ﬂexibility for every family and fun for every budding dancer. 10750 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 102 San Diego, CA 92127 858-613-1155 www.Danceology.biz Featured on page 44 Advertisement on page 23, 61
DEL MAR PINES SCHOOL Del Mar Pines School’s Summer of Discoveries oﬀers children a fun and enriching experience that blends academics with creativity. From sports and math to reading and writing, there’s something that caters to every child. 3975 Torrington St. San Diego, CA 92130 858-481-5615 email@example.com www.DelMarPines.com Featured on page 47
DEL NORTE HOOPS BASKETBALL CAMPS With no more than 10 players per coach, Del Norte Hoops Camps give grades 1-8 the dedicated coaching and game experience young athletes need to improve their basketball skills the right way. 12582 Calle Tamega #104 San Diego, CA 92128 951-757-2061 firstname.lastname@example.org www.DelNorteHoops.com Featured on page 39
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Join Drawn2Art this summer for a variety of camps that are designed to spark a desire for future investigation and learning as a young artist. Camps are oﬀered half or full day each week for kids ages 4-17! 13173-10 Black Mountain Rd. San Diego, CA 92129 858-538-5278 SanDiego@Drawn2Art Studios.com www.Drawn2ArtStudios.com Featured on page 46
Kids ages 3-18 have a blast learning softball and baseball skills with the top professionals at Frozen Ropes. With yearround opportunities including private lessons, classes, cage rentals, clinics, camps, and travel ball teams, there’s never an oﬀ-season at Frozen Ropes. 10710 Thornmint Rd. San Diego, CA 92127 858-485-9399 Second location 11436 Sorrento Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92121 858-643-9390 www.FrozenRopes.com
EDU LEARNING CENTER EDU Learning Center’s weekly themes provide a framework for exciting and fun academic activities, academic group projects, athletics, and field trips. The summer program provides individual attention for students and weeks of opportunities to explore, create, and grow! 16130 West Bernardo Dr. San Diego, CA 92127 858-485-1802 www.EDULearningCenter.com Featured on page 44 Advertisement on page 29
ENCINITAS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL Encinitas Country Day School oﬀers a variety of camps for K-7th graders. Campers will enjoy a wide array of academic, artistic, and outdoor enrichment activities every week. Keep your kids active this summer, and let ECDS take them to a new level of fun and engagement! 3616 Manchester Ave. Encinitas, CA 92024 760-942-1111 Second location 2155 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, CA 92024 760-942-2224 www.ECDSchools.org
GC DANCE COMPANY GC Dance Company’s unique, engaging dance camps introduce children of all ages to ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, musical theater, and more, blending recreation and technique for a summer of activity fun. 161 S. Hwy 101 Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-704-4343 email@example.com Second location 5550 Carmel Mountain Rd. Ste. 210 San Diego, CA 92130 858-925-7599 firstname.lastname@example.org www.GCDanceCompany.com Featured on page 40
GLITTER & GLUE STUDIO Get inspired this summer at Glitter & Glue Studio! Rancho Peñasquitos-based art, sewing, and cooking camps and classes spark creativity and build confidence for all ages. 14339 Barrymore St. San Diego, CA 92129 619-847-8309 email@example.com www.GlitterandGlueStudio.com Featured on page 48
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER – RANCHO BERNARDO Since 1977, Huntington has helped students in grades K-12 improve their grades, test scores, and confidence. They provide thorough evaluations, top-notch tutoring programs, and individualized instruction from highly qualified teachers. They create individualized summer programs. 10195 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego, CA 92128 858-433-6280 www.HuntingtonHelps.com/ center/carmelmountain
INGENIUS AT CANYON CREST ACADEMY & DINGEMAN ELEMENTARY inGenius inspires and empowers the next generation of leaders in STEAM with the highest quality education and learning environment to promote innovation, leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking skills through curricular activities. 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. San Diego, CA 92130 Second location 11840 Scripps Creek Dr. San Diego, CA 92131 858-381-0128 info@inGenius.us www.inGenius.us
INSPIRED MOVEMENT DANCE Inspired Movement Dance and Performing Arts aims to instill inspiration, artistry, and excellence through fun and challenging dance camps and intensives for children of all ages and skill levels. 16089 San Dieguito Rd., Ste. H104 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858-221-9250 www.InspiredMovement Dance.com Featured on page 43
HORSEMANSHIP ACADEMY Horse camp at pristine barn in Rancho Santa Fe for all levels, ages 6-16. English and Western riding, horse painting, beach day with horses, and horse show with ribbons. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858-692-8401 firstname.lastname@example.org www.Horsemanship Academy.com
JEI LEARNING CENTER JEI Learning Center is focused on providing “a better life through better education.” By enrolling at JEI, your child will gain a critical academic advantage that will last a lifetime. 9995 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. B-3 San Diego, CA 92129 858-231-9929 email@example.com www.SanDiego.JEILearning.com
JING KIDS CHINESE SUMMER CAMPS JING Kids Summer Camps revolve around fun Chinese language, culture, and kung fu (wushu) lessons at each child’s level, as well as academics to get ahead for the fall. 9865 Businesspark Ave., Ste. D San Diego, CA 92131 858-578-8267 info@JINGinstitute.com www.AfterSchool SanDiego.com
KUMON MATH AND READING CENTER – RANCHO BERNARDO Kumon of Rancho Bernardo has served local families for over 26 years. Free diagnostic testing, individualized learning plans, and comprehensive math and reading programs allow students to develop their foundations and achieve their goals. 16395 Bernardo Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92128 858-592-9515 www.Kumon.com/ Rancho-Bernardo
LEADING NOTE STUDIOS MUSIC CAMPS Rock Band Camp, Audio Engineering & Recording, Vocal Camps, Summer Musical, Intro to Music, and more. Weekly camps all summer long (and every school break) available for ages 4-18. Extended care hours available. 2146 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 105 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-753-7002 www.LeadingNoteStudios.com
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS Maranatha Christian Schools oﬀers something for everyone with exciting summer camps in academics, athletics, and the arts. Students of all ages can mix and match academic and recreational classes for a wellrounded summer experience. 9050 Maranatha Dr. San Diego, CA 92127 858-759-9737 www.Maranatha ChristianSchools.org Featured on page 40
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orth County Gymnastics and The Gyminny Kids was formed out of their enthusiasm for working with children and their desire to encourage students of all ages to lead a healthier and happier existence through physical activity. Gyminny Kids offers a full range of boys and girls gymnastics camps and classes. Their free, no-obligation evaluation helps them determine the class that will be the best fit for your child’s age and ability. Gyminny Kids’ highly trained staff of instructors take pride in running classes that are fun and exciting while also giving children tools such as self-discipline. From nine months to adults, North County Gymnastics and The Gyminny Kids truly believe in fun and fitness for all ages. Gyminny Kids camps are a great way for your children to spend a day. Whether they attend morning camps, afternoon camps, or all day, your children will have fun trying gymnastics, spending time in the Bungee Bouncer system, crafting with their friends, and enjoying a snack provided by the gym. If your camper is spending all day with Gyminny Kids, you’ll need to pack them a lunch for lunchtime. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee. Start with gymnastics, go anywhere! For more information call 1-800-GYMINNY or visit www.GyminnyKids.com.
RAY SMITH TENNIS
ay Smith’s 2019 Summer Tennis Camps are for ages 6 to 16, up to the advanced intermediate level. The camp has been running since 1986, with an emphasis on improving fundamentals, scoring, strategy, and some conditioning prescribed to the skill and fitness level of each group. Physically and emotionally strong five-year-olds are welcome as well. “Having fun is important, so we offer an optional daily swim, Thursday pizza party, awards, a tournament, mini golf, ball machine hitting, pickle ball, and more,” shared Ray Smith, camp owner and a USPTA Elite Pro. The camps are run by Ray and his staff of college tennis players, with a student to staff ratio of 6 to 1 or better. Camps will run Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., from June 17 through Aug. 1 at the beautiful Westwood Club in Rancho Bernardo. Fees are $120 for nonmembers and $105 for Westwood Club members. Before and after-camp care is available. Learn more at www.RaySmithTennis.net or contact Ray at 858-472-2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 38 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • March | April 2019
THE CODER SCHOOL NORTH SAN DIEGO
ilicon Valley’s #1 after-school coding program for kids is finally here! The Coder School’s camps leverage goodies from their year-round custom-learning coding programs to create a uniquely collaborative environment where kids work together and code together. The Coder School has camps for students at all skill levels and ages 7 to 17. Kids learn languages from Scratch to Python and exciting topics like app development and robotics using top-of-the-line computers and tools from Arduino Microcontroller to MINDSTORM® and RaspberryPi. The Coder School camps are carefully staffed under a ratio of 6:1 with the program’s regular year-round coaches who either hold or are working towards their computer science, engineering, or math degrees and have lots of experience teaching throughout the year. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Kids code throughout the week and demo their creations on Friday afternoon! Learn more at NorthSanDiego.TheCoderSchool.com, 858-859-3330, or visit the school at 9879 Carmel Mountain Rd.
DEL NORTE HOOPS
el Norte Hoops Camp is one of the largest attended camps in North County and has a ratio of no more than 10 players to one experienced coach. The team is excited to host multiple camps for both Biddy Ball and Youth Camps. The Biddy Ball Camps are designed to introduce the camp’s youngest athletes in first through fourth grade to the basics of basketball along with showing them how to have fun while working on their game. Del Norte Hoops’ Youth Camps are designed for players in grades five through eight who are looking to improve their basketball skills and overall knowledge of the game. The week will be filled with different activities that are designed to teach the campers how to play basketball the correct way. In addition, classroom topics such as anti-bullying are very popular. Del Norte Hoops Camps are held on the campus of Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch. For more information email email@example.com or visit www.DelNorteHoops.com.
4S DANCE ACADEMY
ome dance at 4S Dance Academy this summer! Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, a beginner or a seasoned dancer, 4S Dance Academy has programs that are designed to inspire all who participate in a fun, nurturing atmosphere with small class sizes and personal, professional instruction. • Open Classes (June 24-Aug. 9, ages 2.5-adult): Daily classes. No registration fee. Themed dance classes designed for new and younger students. Curriculum-based dance classes for current and experienced students. A C A D E M Y • Musical Theatre Camp (June 24-28, ages 8-teen): Curriculum will include lessons in improvisation, acting, singing, dancing, and auditioning with a mini performance at week’s end. • Contemporary 3-Day Workshop (July 1-3, ages 10+): A daily contemporary technique class, followed by improvisation and choreography classes. • Summer Ballet Intensive (July 8-12 & July 15-19, ages 9-teen): Intermediate and advanced ballet. Curriculum includes pointe/pre-pointe, variations, Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT), turns and leaps, stretch and strengthening, and Pilates. Students will also be given classes in jazz, contemporary, choreography, acting, ballet discussion groups, and more! • Junior Intensive (July 22-26, ages 6-8): Daily ballet class, followed by a Jazz, Lyrical, or Musical Theatre class. Includes an introduction to Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT). • Storybook Camp (July 29-Aug. 2, ages 3-5): A daily combo dance class, with stories and arts and crafts. Summer is the perfect time to further your dancer’s growth! Learn more and sign-up online at www.4sDanceAcademy.com or call 858-385-1999.
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MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
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he Maranatha Christian Schools Summer Program focuses on the whole child – from academics, athletics, and the arts to teaching students how they can make an impact in their community and world. Class sizes are small and focused, offering the students dedicated time with teachers, staff, and other students. New friends are made and summer memories are created in a loving, safe, clean, and nurturing environment. Morning and afternoon classes are available in math, English, dance, cooking, STEAM, and indoor and outdoor sports. There are also two classes specifically focused on helping students transition into Kindergarten and first grade. There is a three-week commitment for all classes, with two separate sessions (June 24-July 12 and July 15-Aug. 2). Because of families’ busy schedules, MCS now has extended care available for an additional fee. MCS also offers a preschool summer camp program Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This weekly program has four sessions, beginning June 3. The curriculum incorporates math, literacy, and science exploration into fun and creative activities. Additional special camps include two athletics clinics – a basketball intensive and a mini cheer clinic – and a three-day performing arts workshop. Maranatha Christian Schools invites families to step onto their campus and experience the difference. The admissions staff is readily available to give tours and is currently accepting applications for preschool through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Online camp registration opens mid-March. For more information, please visit www.MaranathaChristianSchools.org.
GC DANCE COMPANY
tudents thrive year-round in GC Dance Company’s (GCDC) creative, supportive programs, and summer camps are a unique opportunity for dancers of all backgrounds to leap further into the world of dance. “We offer a great mix of recreational and technique intensives so dancers of all ages and levels can continue to grow over summer break,” explained Gabriella Carter, GCDC Owner and Director. Each week has a different theme sure to tap into young imaginations. Ages three to six can explore the world of dance as a pop star in Pop Stars Camp; enjoy classic songs and dance in Disney Camp; or release their inner royal at Prince & Princess Camp, a fun, enriching song and dance week focusing on a ballet character and story every day. Ages seven and up are invited to Hip-Hop Camp, which introduces one of today’s most popular dance forms – campers learn popping, locking, break dance, footwork, and more. The one-week Musical Theatre Camp is also open to ages seven photos by Forever Photography by Liberty and Soul of Photography and up. Prepare for Broadway with one week of dance, voice, and acting coaching, and end with the big showcase on Friday. Students and parents value the culture of excellent instruction and love of dance. “All of the teachers at GCDC have the same mentality: to motivate each student to work hard, do their best, and have fun,” said a GCDC parent. Camps run weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m. All camps conclude with special Friday performances to showcase campers’ artistic achievements for friends and family. Registration is open! Discover more at www.GCDanceCompany.com or call 858-704-4343 (Solana Beach) or 858-925-7599 (Carmel Valley).
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CITY OF POWAY
n addition to the traditional, well-loved Lake Poway Day Camp, the City of Poway offers an amazing variety of high-quality, affordable, and unique specialty camps that include something for everyone this summer! Specialty camps are generally held over the span of one week, and the programs offered include skateboarding, dodgeball, laser tag, woodshop, creative and performing arts, technology, science, cooking, STEM, fencing, cheerleading, archery, and much more. Specialty camps are presented through independent contract instructors, full of passion and eager to share their expertise and talents. One parent said, “We love City of Poway camps! My kids always have fun – they learn new skills, make friends, and ask to go back every year! It also doesn’t hurt that the camps are so reasonably priced.” With over 100 summer camps, will you join in on the fun? Early summer camp registration begins Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 a.m. Register early as the camps fill up quickly. You can find the 2019 summer camp preview in the Spring Community Services Guide – out now! For more information or to register, visit www.Poway.org/Classes or Poway City Hall.
CODE NINJAS RANCHO BERNARDO
ode Ninjas Rancho Bernardo is back with more exciting camps this year that will immerse kids in the world of coding, robotics, and web design. Code Ninjas camps are perfect for kids who have a great imagination and enjoy solving challenges or simply love technology and have a drive to learn coding. From app creation in Python to coding Avengers, battling robots to game development, Code Ninjas campers will gain skills that will expand their minds to challenges and will gain a great insight into the program’s core curriculum. Find the perfect camp for your child’s interest and skill level and sign them up for an immersive experience that will teach them to code, innovate, and create. Learn more about Code Ninjas 2019 summer camps at 858-376-7596 or www.CodeNinjas.com/Camps/CA-San-Diego-Rancho-Bernardo.
ow in its sixth year, summer camps at Studio West offer middle and high school-age students the opportunity to spend a week producing an original recording in the same studio that’s played host to artists such as Blink-182, Lil Wayne, and Arctic Monkeys, just to name a few. Musicians and non-musicians alike will find their role in the production process and gain experience with songwriting, arrangement, and performance, as well as audio engineering. Having access to three world-class recording rooms, and individual work stations equipped with industry-leading software – Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools – students will be guided through every step of making a professional recording. By collaborating, students will have a unique opportunity to meet like-minded peers who love music as much as they do, and take home a recording at the end of the week. Studio West has been teaching music production for 10 years. Programs span from middle school to industry professionals – from summer camps, numerous industry certifications, all the way up to a year-long diploma program in audio engineering for those interested in a professional career. After-school programs and one-on-one tutoring are also offered throughout the school year. Summer Music Production Camps will run weekly from June 17 through Aug. 5 from 12 to 6 p.m. each day. Register now at www.StudioWest.com. March | April 2019 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • 41
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SAN DIEGO SOL
an Diego Sol camps are designed to develop and improve youth basketball skills. The camps focus on not only a lot of basketball games but also the breakdown of basic offense, defense, and team skills needed to develop a solid basketball game! San Diego Sol takes pride in providing an excellent coaching staff using coaches from the local high schools and colleges. These coaches bring a wealth of basketball experience. With a promise to deliver the best teaching of basketball fundamentals, your child is guaranteed to have a great time and become a better basketball player. Please have your camper bring snacks and plenty of liquids to hydrate. If needed, there are vending machines on-site that sell water, sports drinks, juices, granola bars, chips, and candy. Full-day campers need to bring their own lunch. Learn more at www.SanDiegoSol.com.
STAR REPERTORY THEATRE
TAR Repertory Theatre was able to obtain the rights to the highly sought-after Disney’s Frozen Jr. for youth and teens ages 5 to 18! The STAR Repertory team is so excited to bring this incredible movie to life on the main stage as its 2019 Three-Week Summer Camp Intensive. The camp will run July 8 through 26, Mondays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with four performance shows on July 27 and 28. Who wants to sing “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”? If you do, then sign up today to secure your spot! Also, keep looking on the STAR Repertory website for more amazing shows that are coming to STAR Rep in 2019 for youth, teens, and adults! STAR Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit youth and adult community musical theater organization. Learn more at www.STARRepertoryTheatre.com.
OUTPOST SUMMER CAMPS
ow more than ever, children need to be away from their devices for extended periods of time, and there is nothing better than a summer day camp experience to make this a reality. Outpost Summer Camps was founded in 2001 and serves over 1,500 children every summer, completely outdoors and screen-free. The Outpost experience has three pillars that parents have loved for over 15 summers: “old-fashioned” camp activities (think MUD!), door-to-door transportation for most families, and exceptional, well-trained staff that ensure a quality experience for each child. Outpost is open to children ages 3 to 14, and according to Owner/Director Stuart Jones, “Each of our camps has exciting, age-appropriate activities for the different age groups, but all share in the philosophy of creative, spontaneous fun facilitated by the counselors and campers.” The three-week sessions are what make Outpost so unique. Stuart explained, “By staying longer at camp, children of all temperaments have enough time to learn names, get completely comfortable with routines, and make and keep new friends.” Another way the camps stand out is with their commitment to safety. Outpost Summer Camps has been continuously accredited by the American Camp Association since inception and operates under permit from the County of San Diego as an Organized Camp. Stuart and his wife Kelly, a clinical psychologist, bring years of child development experience to Outpost. Additionally, the duo hires, trains, and retains their director team from their best counselors, who have invested 8 to 10 years at the camps and are specialized in their programs. For more information about Outpost Summer Camps visit www.OutpostSummerCamps.com or call 858-842-4900.
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PREVENT THE SUMMER SLIDE WITH MATHNASIUM
ith school out of session, summer can be tons of fun – but it can also lead to a loss of academic skills called the “summer slide.” Luckily, Mathnasium is here to stop the decline! Students can close gaps from the previous year, deepen problem solving skills, build up their mastery of math facts and number sense, get a refresher for an upcoming course, or get a head start on skills they will learn in the new year. The summer program allows for drop-in sessions for students in grades 1 to 12. Mathnasium’s initial assessment helps its talented team develop an individualized learning plan for each student, and later, a progress report to document growth and achievement by the end of summer. The Mathnasium Method has demonstrated great success in helping kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Call now!
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INSPIRED MOVEMENT DANCE & PERFORMING ARTS
hether your child is already an experienced dancer or just starting out, you don’t need to look any further than Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts (IM) for a summer dance experience that will leave lasting memories and inspiration. “We want everyone to experience the joy of dance, and IM provides that type of environment for not only the dancer, but the whole family!” said Jenna Saylor, IM Owner and Director. Inspired Movement offers specialized week-long summer camp experiences for ages 3 to 5, 5 to 8, and 8 to 12. Each age group can choose from programs that focus on musical theater, hip hop, ballet, jazz, acro, lyrical, and more. They offer half-day and full-day camps for all age groups, and while camps mainly focus on dance instruction, dance campers will also get to enjoy arts and crafts, play games, and take part in end of the week performances for their families. Camps are centered on fun! Intensives are also offered for more advanced dancers ages 8 and up. Inspired Movement prides themselves on bringing in the best dance instruction from outside San Diego and is becoming very well-known for offering amazing monthly master classes and summer guest teachers. During intensives, dancers have the opportunity to learn from professional master teachers working well within the dance industry. Intensive programs vary from ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, on-camera filming, and more. “Summer is a time where we see exponential growth in our dancers,” says Jenna. For more information on IM’s instructors, programs, and camps offered visit www.InspiredMovementDance.com. March | April 2019 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • 43
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EDU LEARNING CENTER
ave a growth mindset for success this summer! EDU Learning Center’s philosophy on shaping every student to develop a strong mind, healthy body, and resilient attitude allows them to overcome challenging and difficult situations to help them grow and become much more successful. Camps run June 17 through Aug. 21, and the school’s weekly themes provide a framework for exciting and fun academic activities, academic group projects, athletics, and field trips. EDU focuses on the process of growing and learning, offering academic and enrichment programs ranging from kindergarten to middle school, including subject-specific English, math, science, STEM workshops, studio art, woodshop, and more. For tech savvy students in grades five to nine, the very popular Computer-Aided Design (C.A.D.) class will have opportunities to print their works in 3-D! The highly regarded martial arts with physical education classes promote healthy habits while learning the importance of setting goals. Camp programs are offered during morning and afternoon sessions with options for extended-day academics focusing on GATE test prep and foreign languages. EDU carefully plans activities for each session to ensure that students of all ages, abilities, and interests are engaged and included. The camp also offers a variety of field trip options throughout the summer; students will enjoy bowling, visits to museums, trampoline parks, movie theaters, the Safari Park, college campus tours, and more! Start your summer journey with EDU Learning Center; grow and learning new skills, discover your process for success, and experience challenging new things while having fun! Tuition and sibling discounts available with early sign-up until May 1. Space is limited and classes fill up quickly. Call 858-485-1802 or visit www.EDULearningCenter.com for more information and to confirm space availability.
DANCEOLOGY PERFORMING ARTS CAMPUS WEEKLY TOT CAMPS – CLASSES FOR 18 MONTHS AND UP – ALL LEVELS
anceoloy Performing Arts Campus caters to boys and girls of all dance experience while providing an encouraging and welcoming environment. Themed Danceology Summer Camps for ages three to six are a great way to introduce your little one to the art of dance through fun and interactive activities. Danceology also offers a wide range of summer classes starting as young as 18 months. Beginning level classes are offered for all ages. It’s never too late to start! Classes are ongoing. Start any time. Learn more at www.Danceology.biz.
“MY DAUGHTER HAD A BLAST AT DANCEOLOGY SUMMER CAMPS! THE TEACHERS ARE VERY FRIENDLY, TRUSTWORTHY, AND ORGANIZED, AND THEY MAKE IT FUN TO LEARN NEW DANCE SKILLS.” – TIFFANY MONDAY “MY DAUGHTER HAS MADE HER BEST FRIENDS AT DANCEOLOGY!” – LENORE REESE 44 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • March | April 2019
ith more than 1,000 athletes throughout six locations, five in California and one in Arizona, California All-Stars (CAS) Cheer offers the most competitive cheerleading program in the state of California. Its North County location in San Marcos welcomes boys and girls of all ages and skill levels to be part of a nationally recognized team and 12-time World Champions, among other awards. CAS offers tumbling camps in the summer, which focus on tumbling techniques for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels. The camps can last two or three days and are three hours per day. With its highly trained and energetic staff, CAS provides a sense of work ethic and life lessons in each of its classes. “People come to California All-Stars for top quality coaching and family atmosphere,” said Tannaz Kirichkow, Owner of CAS. “Life lessons, core values, and athletic excellence come hand-in-hand. We love to see our kids succeed on and off the floor!” CAS has something for every budding cheerleader out there! Join the CAS San Marcos family for the new season! Tryouts for new teams will be held May 13, 14, and 15. To learn more about camps, classes, and clinics at CAS, visit www.CaliforniaAllStars.com/SanMarcos or call 760-471-2243.
ROBOT CITY WEST
aunch your child’s fascination for robotics and coding in the coolest camp in the galaxy! In this powerhouse educational camp, students ages 6 to 12 will boost STEAM skills while engineering and programming alien robotic friends. Each morning, campers advance through Robot City’s vertical coding curriculum featuring over 10 distinct lessons as they launch the electrifying Mini Sphero and Ozobot robots on exciting space missions in the field. In the second part of the day, students boost engineering skills as they hand-build robots. Your child will walk away knowing fundamentals of electricity and robotics, as well as more complex concepts such as mechanisms and sensors. Camp culminates with Robot City’s signature Space Invaders Battle and live student showcase. A bonus take-home robot and study packet offer summer extension ideas to enjoy long after camp has ended. Don’t wait to register your child for Robot City’s popular half- and full-day camps to lay a foundation for lifelong excitement for technology and robotics. Tuition is $260 until April 19 with code ZCODE19 (regularly $275). Visit www.RobotCityWest.com for dates and locations including 4S Ranch, Carmel Valley, Del Sur, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and more.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER SAN DIEGO
he Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) is committed to helping kids of all backgrounds and interests develop into well-rounded, successful young adults. “Our clubs are an age-appropriate place of physical and emotional safety and stability for our club members, where they have structure and clearly defined boundaries,” said Connie Alvarez, Regional Manager. “Our youth can build strong, positive connections with adult role models and their peers. The staff makes the club feel like a home where members can be free to be themselves and enjoy being kids.” BGCGSD focuses on programs that promote academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles. The Clubs offer an Ultimate Summer Camp for all ages. A Summer Adventure Club for middle schoolers is available at select sites including 4S Ranch and Poway. A typical camp week includes arts and crafts, computer lab time, physical fitness activities, game room time, and field trips. Learn more about the programs at www.SDYouth.org. March | April 2019 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • 45
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PRODIGY DANCE COMPANY
oin in the fun this summer! Weekly dance camps are aimed at dancers of all skill levels and ages. Whether you’re looking for a half day (or full day) for your little one or an intensive for your skilled dancer, Prodigy brings exciting themes to the Summer of 2019! “Our camps incorporate fun and appropriate music and movement for each age level,” said Owner Melissa Sanchez. The company also provides summer intensives – which utilize professional teachers and choreographers – for dancers of all ages and skill level. Each dance camp runs for four days throughout July and August, and most camps offer both half-day and full-day options depending on age group. July features camps such as Dance Until You Drop! and Music Video Madness for various ages, as well as Pretty Princess Camp for ages three to five. During the month of August, dancers can participate in the Kids Dance Party or So You Think You Can Dance, as well as Hip Hop Don’t Stop! for ages six to eight and 9 to 11. “Our dance camps are fun and interactive, incorporating not only dance but also crafts related to dance,” said Melissa. “We give special attention to each dancer to ensure the best learning experience possible.” If you’re interested in joining the Prodigy family and turning your child’s dreams into reality visit www.ProdigyDance.com or call 858-484-8032.
oin Drawn2Art this summer for a variety of camps that are designed to spark a desire for future investigation and learning as a young artist (ages 4-17). Camps are offered half or full-day each week, with varied camp themes, including: • Clay Sculpture: Students are taught basic sculpting techniques to create and paint some of their favorite cartoon characters. Choose from cartoon or classic clay camps! • Anime & Cartooning: Learn the basic fundamentals of traditional and Japanese-style cartooning. Create original anime characters, including your very own anime-style self-portrait! • Figure Drawing & Portraiture: Learn to draw three-dimensional heads and figures using simple step-by-step techniques. • Awaken the Force: Become the art master of your favorite space characters. Learn to drawn and sculpt BB8, Chewbacca, and more! • Wizarding World (NEW): Embrace your inner witch or wizard (muggles invited along as well). Use sculpey, paper, pencils, and colors to create your favorite characters and monstrous (or quite fuzzy and harmless) beasts. For more information or to register for camps, visit www.Drawn2ArtStudios.com/Studio-Locations/San-Diego and click register for camps, or call 858-538-5278.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN DIEGUITO
he Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSDTO) is offering camps throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. Camp season begins June 17 and runs through Aug. 22, with unique scheduling options for each program. BGCSDTO’s variety of camps are for campers ages 5 to 15. From Junior Adventure Camps and Teen Adventure Camps to half-day camp options, BGCSDTO has something for everyone! Adventure Camps range in activities for specific age groups, and include anything from dance, art, and cooking to sports, games, field trips throughout San Diego, and more! Swimming field trips are also offered weekly and are free to all campers attending that day. BGCSDTO’s camps are designed to focus on teamwork, building self-esteem, and having fun! For teens ages 14 to 15 looking to build on their professional skills, the Leaders In Training Program (LIT) is a perfect option that gives teens hands-on experience as they work with staff and younger campers. LIT hours can be used towards community service requirements for graduation and college applications. The BGCSDTO Summer Adventure Camps offer affordable, flexible, and fun camp options. Financial assistance and military discounts are offered to families that qualify. Registration opens March 1. Visit www.bgcSummerCamps.org for programs, dates, camp fees, registration, and to view the Summer Camp Guide.
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SCRIPPS RANCH SWIM & RACQUET CLUB
elcome to the enriching Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club (SRSRC) Summer Camp Programs. SRSRC camps are open to member and non-member families with children kindergarten through 8th grade with possible extended care hours. SRSRC provides a wide range of options to fit the community. Whether you are looking for daily sign-ups, adventurous off-sites camps, on-site themed camps, or tennis camps, SRSRC has what you need! Camps are hosted at both the Aviary and Children’s Center locations, allowing for a safe and comfortable wide range of environments and highly trained camp counselors. All SRSRC camps are accredited through the American Camp Association with directors that are trained standard visitors through ACA. With over 60 different camps offered, eight brand new camps are offered this year, including our newly designed daily sign-up option “Camp Creations & Innovations” powered by STEAM project-based activities. The Aviary specialty camps utilize the best San Diego has to offer through on-site themed activities like archery, aquatics, cooking, Wiffle ball, and off-site experiences anywhere from Legoland, The Wave Waterpark, Balboa Park, laser tag, BMX Pro, and the newly popular STEM indoor skydiving with iFLY. The Children’s Center camps offer fun themed classroom setting camps like DIY Science, Fun with Food, and Sports Mania that allow for smaller ratios with daily activities including art projects, swim time, cooking projects, and group games along with optional Friday field trips. “We love what we are able to bring to the children in the community and the strong family relationships that allow for a continuous fun summer at the club,” said Aviary Camp Director Monica Oates. Registrations for camps go live March 15 online at www.srsrc.com. Check out the Camp Brochure under the Camp section of the website for more information.
SCRIPPS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
ummer is the perfect time for children to explore their creative side and fall in love with the Performing Arts at the Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA). Founded by Executive Director Angela Amoroso, SPAA offers a nurturing and caring environment with year-round opportunities for students of all ages and experience levels. Scripps Performing Arts Academy’s talented faculty inspires students to experience their personal best. This summer your child will be creating memories that will last a lifetime! Throughout the week, campers will experience acting, singing, and dancing, arts and crafts for props, scenery, and costume design. Each camp ends the week with a performance in SPAA’s on-site Black Box Theatre where family and friends are invited to come and watch the show. This year, SPAA is offering several creative camps such as We Will Rock You Camp where campers get to experience SPAA’s first ever rock concert! There is also a Practically Poppin’s camp where students will learn how to spell and sing, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” And so much more! Check out SPAA’s website for the full schedule. SPAA has Summer Camps from June 17 to Aug. 16 and Intensives July 8 to Aug. 10 at both convenient SPAA locations. To learn more about all of SPAA’s summer programs, including Summer Intensive programs, please visit www.ScrippsPerformingArtsAcademy.com or call 858-586-7834. March | April 2019 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • 47
SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
usic Pillars gives students the tools and experience to inspire a lifetime of musicianship. The Music Pillars mission is to “put play back into music” – encouraging students to connect to the music they’re learning and become well-rounded musicians. This comprehensive, foundations-focused studio offers four week-long creative camps at its 4S Ranch/Del Sur location this summer. All camps include an end-of-week performance that parents and family are invited to attend. Rocking Robins: For all those young rockers ages five to eight! Come learn how to play the guitar, drums, piano, and sing. Rock Band: For those older rockers ages nine and up. Whether you’re experienced or just a noob, this is the camp for you! Broadway Review: For ages 8 to 14. Come sing, dance, and act your way through all the popular Broadway songs! International Music Performance: Audition required, singers and musicians wanted, ages eight and up. Come sing, dance, play, and perform with international campers from other countries in this two-week camp. Find out more at www.MusicPillars.com.
SEW INSPIRED KIDS
he hum of nine sewing machines... all manned by kids? What an incredible sight! It all happens at Sew Inspired, a modern-day sewing circle for kids launched in 2009 by entrepreneur and fashion and interior designer Laura Prince. Sew Inspired offers Sewing Birthday parties, a year-round after school program, and Saturday Sew Camps for kids that have never sewn before or students who are very busy during the school week and want to squeeze in sewing time. Their iconic three-day Summer Sew Camps start in June and run through August. The sew camps are designed for two age groups: Lil’ Gals who are 7½ to 9 years old, and the Tweeners age group, 10 to 13 years old. Each year they design an amazing collection of trendy and practical projects. Small class size. Campers learn foundational sewing skills and a creative method of constructional thinking. Sew Inspired’s Sew Camps will be one of your child’s favorite summertime memories! Learn more at www.SewInspired.biz or reach out at 760-908-7853 and SewInspiredEncinitas@gmail.com. 48 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • March | April 2019
GLITTER & GLUE STUDIO
litter & Glue Studio is the brainchild of a crafty school teacher who enjoys seeing children learn crafts and skills that will last them a lifetime. When a child attends a camp or class at Glitter & Glue, they have the opportunity to learn, create, and have fun! Glitter & Glue offers cooking, baking, art, cake decorating, arts and crafts, sewing, and more. The studio is run out of the owner’s home where cooking, sewing, and baking take place inside and all arts and crafts take place outside in her backyard studio. Every accomplished project and new skill learned at Glitter & Glue are meant to empower children and make them feel confident about themselves. Glitter & Glue’s summer camps are extremely popular and so much fun! To learn more about Glitter & Glue Studio’s summer camps and classes visit www.GlitterAndGlueStudio.com.
DEL MAR PINES SCHOOL
el Mar Pines School, in the heart of Carmel Valley, will kick off their 29th Season of Summer Discoveries. The school’s day camp programs offer a wide selection of classes to choose from that create an enriching and fun experience for children. Parents can choose from Session I, running from June 17 through July 3, and/or Session II, running from July 8 through July 25. Space is limited and classes fill up fast. Del Mar Pines School courses provide a blend of academics and creativity. The highly regarded reading and writing workshops are always very popular. Other enriching classes include, but are not limited to, subjects such as math, science, arts and crafts, sports, theater, computer science coding, and more. There’s truly something that caters to every child’s interest and unique needs. Summer day camps at Del Mar Pines School are open to all children from kindergarten through sixth grade. The school offers morning and afternoon programs Monday through Thursday, offering flexibility to children and their parents who can register for either or both. The school’s camp setup is designed to help parents provide their children with a stimulating and creative summer, while also accommodating their schedules. Del Mar Pines School celebrated 40 years of academic excellence and is looking forward to enhancing the learning experience of all summer day campers. To learn more about Del Mar Pines School visit www.DelMarPines.com for course descriptions, schedules, and registration forms. The school recommends signing up early, so call 858-481-5615 to confirm space availability. Registration is open as of March 1.
t ArtHaus 5, they believe that art has the power to inspire, excite, and connect. The studio strives to enhance the community by offering a diverse variety of courses covering a wide range of mediums – from clay to cooking to digital art! During classes, instructors foster each individual child’s creative growth, giving them guidance while allowing enough freedom for them to explore their own artistic side. ArtHaus 5 instructors, all of whom are skilled working artists themselves, take pride in fostering their students in a studio setting that is not only fun, but also valuable to their development as creative thinkers and problem solvers. This summer, the studio invites children of all ages to come and unleash their creativity through themed weekly summer camps, including: Junior Cooks (learn how to cook things like pizza, cookies, and simple breads) for ages 8-14; Under the Board Walk (all about the sea – use of clay, watercolor, acrylic, and craft) for ages 6-12; Comic Book Illustration (create a comic book and one show piece) for ages 10-14; Digital Art (learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator) for ages 12-16; and Mosaic Week (different variations of mosaic art) for ages 6-12. Whether your child enjoys the culinary arts, comic book illustration, crafting beautiful The Ladybug by Aashi (6 years old) mosaics, or anything in between, ArtHaus 5 is eager to provide them the artistic learning environment they crave. Classes are also offered for beginning to advanced adult artists. For more information about summer camp options, please visit www.ArtHaus5.com or call 858-333-5172. Ada (4 years old) March | April 2019 • 92128MAGAZINE.COM • 49
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MATHNASIUM – POWAY
MYSTIX FIELD HOCKEY
MATHNASIUM – 4S RANCH
Prevent the “summer slide” and get a head start on the next grade with Mathnasium’s summer programs, which provide learning plans customized to each student’s individual needs and unlimited daily drop-in sessions for grades 1-12. 13265 Poway Rd., Ste. 160 Poway, CA 92064 858-513-7887 www.Mathnasium.com/Poway Featured on page 43
Mystix Field Hockey Camps have a 10 to 1 player/coach ratio that allows the athlete to improve their stick work and game theory with correct fundamentals. PO Box 1643 Poway, CA 92064 firstname.lastname@example.org www.PowayMystix.com
Build up mastery of math facts and number sense with Mathnasium’s summer program. Individualized learning plans and progress reports help students in grades 1-12 catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. 10543 4S Commons Dr., Ste. 175 San Diego, CA 92127 858-312-8888 www.Mathnasium.com/ 4SRanch Featured on page 43
MATHNASIUM – CARMEL VALLEY Mathnasium of Carmel Valley oﬀers convenient programs to address summer learning loss or the “summer slide.” Trained math instructors design a customized learning plan for each child. They then work with them to retain what they learned in math class during the year and be prepared for a strong start in the fall. 3435 Del Mar Heights Rd. #100 San Diego, CA 92130 858-755-6284 www.Mathnasium.com/ CarmelValley
MATHNASIUM – LA COSTA Mathnasium of La Costa helps students close knowledge gaps and deepen problem-solving skills with summer program options for grades 2-12. 3451 Via Montebello #190 Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-452-6150 www.Mathnasium.com/LaCosta
MATHNASIUM – MIRA MESA/SCRIPPS RANCH Students in grades K-12 can use this summer to get ahead in math with Mathnasium of Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch. SAT/ ACT summer boot camps oﬀer a great way for high school students to get ready for tests in the fall. Flexible scheduling and one-on-one instruction allow any student to get a jump start and avoid the summer slide. 9460 Mira Mesa Blvd., Ste. J San Diego, CA 92126 858-800-4284 www.Mathnasium.com/ MiraMesa Featured on page 43
MATHNASIUM – RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS The Mathnasium Method helps students in grades 1-12 retain and build problem-solving skills even when school is out of session. Catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math with drop-in sessions and individualized learning plans this summer. 9975 Carmel Mountain Rd., Ste. G5 San Diego, CA 92129 858-578-2862 www.Mathnasium.com/ RanchoPQ Featured on page 43
MS. DEBBORA’S SCHOOL OF DANCE Come dance at Ms. Debbora’s School of Dance! “Fairytale Princess” and “Magical Fairies and Unicorns” camps are perfect for young dancers. Dance to fun music, create sparkly crafts, and meet new friends. Costumes encouraged! 14005-B Midland Rd. Poway, CA 92064 760-519-2168 www.MsDebborasDance ForChildren.com
NORTH COUNTY GYMNASTICS AND THE GYMINNY KIDS Spring and summer camps at Gyminny Kids are packed full of exciting, high ﬂying activities! Come beat the heat in the 17,000-square-foot air conditioned facility. Foam pit, Tumble Trak, bungees, zip-line, ninja courses, and gymnastics await! Ages 3-14, space is limited, reserve your spot today! 17022 Camino San Bernardo San Diego, CA 92127 1-800-GYMINNY/858-451-0204 email@example.com www.GyminnyKids.com Featured on page 38 Advertisement on page 55, 61
OUTPOST SUMMER CAMPS Outpost Summer Camps is dedicated to providing campers with an outside and unplugged day camp experience for 3-14-year-olds. Campers can create lasting memories and friendships during a three-week session. 13446 Poway Rd. #240 Poway, CA 92064 858-842-4900 www.OutpostSummer Camps.com Featured on page 42
PACIFIC RIDGE SCHOOL
Music Pillars exists to inspire and grow people through music. The studio helps people learn how to play for fun, play for others, and play deeply! 10710 Thornmint Rd., Ste. 201 San Diego, CA 92127 858-999-8584 firstname.lastname@example.org www.MusicPillars.com Featured on page 48
Pacific Ridge School’s summer programs oﬀer students in grades 3-12 the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects from sports and science to arts and technology. 6269 El Fuerte St. Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-448-9820 info@paciﬁcridge.org www.PaciﬁcRidge.org
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PACIFIC SWIM & RANCHO ARBOLITOS Serve up some fun this summer with Pacific Swim and Rancho Arbolitos swim and tennis camps for ages 4-12. Campers make friends, learn sportsmanship, and build skills with top-rated coaches. 14343 Silverset St. Poway, CA 92064 858-486-3670 www.RanchoArbolitos.com Featured on page 34-35
PRODIGY DANCE Prodigy Dance Company’s summer camps include a wide variety of dance styles and techniques for children ages 3-18, helping students grow both as dancers and as individuals. 13350 Camino Del Sur #3B San Diego, CA 92129 858-484-8032 email@example.com www.ProdigyDance.com Featured on page 46
RAY SMITH TENNIS CAMPS Ray Smith’s Tennis Camps teach fundamentals, scoring, and strategy for ages 6-16. Join the fun, focused environment for beginning through advanced intermediate players, June 17 through Aug. 1 17394 West Bernardo Dr. San Diego, CA 92128 858-472-2286 firstname.lastname@example.org www.RaySmithTennis.net Featured on page 38
ROBOT CITY WEST In Robot City’s Space Invaders Camp, students ages 6-12 will boost STEAM skills while engineering and programming alien robotic friends on exciting space missions in the field. Camp culminates with the signature Space Invaders Battle and live student showcase. A bonus take-home robot and study packet are included. 858-229-9992 hi@robotcitywork shopwest.com www.RobotCityWest.com Featured on page 45
RSF SOCCER RSF Attack Soccer Camps are oﬀered for players of all ages and levels and are designed to help improve a player’s skills and technical ability. Attack camps focus on providing a fun, safe environment and are conducted by the Attack professional coaching staﬀ. 616 Stevens Ave., Ste. M Solana Beach, CA 92075 760-479-1500 email@example.com www.RSFSoccer.com
SAN DIEGO FENCING CENTER Fencing stimulates speed, balance, mental focus, and coordination, but is also a great tool to teach fair play and self-discipline. Join one of the beginners summer camps for ages 6-11. 1770 S. Escondido Blvd., Ste. C Escondido, CA 92025 760-237-0086 www.SanDiegoFencing.com
SAN DIEGO SOL San Diego Sol Basketball Club oﬀers year-round camps, clinics, and teams (grades K-2, grades 3-8, and high school). The program also hosts leagues and tournaments for players of all levels and abilities. 10455 Pomerado Rd. San Diego, CA 92131 844-467-3765 www.SanDiegoSol.com Featured on page 42
SANTA FE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS Exciting courses are available through SFC’s Extended Studies summer program! Course oﬀerings include a variety of enrichment, academic, sports, and fitness courses for students of all ages. 838 Academy Dr. Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-755-8900 firstname.lastname@example.org www.SFCS.net
SCRIPPS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY SPAA is a professional dance and musical theater training facility. Their instructors provide a creative, nurturing, noncompetitive environment that instills confidence and teamwork while inspiring personal excellence in every student. 9920 Scripps Lake Dr., Ste. 105 San Diego, CA 92131 858-586-7834 Second location 3880 Valley Centre Dr., Ste. 201 San Diego, CA 92130 858-509-2624 www.ScrippsPerforming Arts.com Featured on page 47
SCRIPPS RANCH SWIM & RACQUET CLUB SRSRC is designed with specialty week-long camps or daily sign-ups, a large returning rate of highly trained camp counselors, and a counselor-in-training program. Both sites are American Camp Association accredited. Aviary Location 9875 Aviary Dr. San Diego, CA 92131 858-271-6222 email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Trails Children’s Center 10216 Scripps Trail San Diego, CA 92131 858-549-5355 email@example.com www.SRSRC.com Featured on page 47
SEW INSPIRED Sew Inspired is a one-of-a kind boutique sewing studio for kids! Campers will learn and grow in both sewing and design skills alongside their same-age peers. Real sewing machines. Small class size, trendy projects, cool fabrics, and lots of fun. 531 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 103 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-908-7853 www.SewInspired.biz Featured on page 48
THE FINE TUNE ACADEMY
SpiritKids Camps oﬀer gymnastics instruction, games, crafts, and most of all fun! Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Extended care available 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Two convenient locations in the Scripps/Miramar area. 11285 Pepperview Terrace San Diego, CA 92131 858-229-4462 firstname.lastname@example.org www.SpiritKidsSports.com
From July 22 to 26, Fine Tune Academy will oﬀer daily workshops for voice, guitar, piano, and drums. Campers of all ages can go on field trips, record music, and even participate in live performances. Join in for a week of education and inspiration. 2240 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. D #120 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-908-4911 www.TheFineTune Academy.com
STAR REPERTORY THEATRE STAR Rep’s 2019 Summer Study/ Performance program oﬀers a three-week theater intensive from July 8 to July 26, Mondays through Fridays, with four performance shows of Disney’s Frozen, Jr. on July 27 and 28. Students will learn to sing, act, and dance from professionals in the industry. 329 East Valley Pkwy Escondido, CA 92025 760-751-3035 / 619-708-0498 www.STARRepertory Theatre.com Featured on page 42
STUDIO WEST Get hands-on time in a world-class recording facility, and experiencing exactly what goes into making greatsounding music at Studio West’s week-long summer camp programs for high school and middle school students. 11021 Via Frontera San Diego, CA 92127 858-592-9497 www.StudioWest.com Featured on page 41 Advertisement on page 26
THE CODER SCHOOL NORTH SAN DIEGO Coding for all skills and ages. Exciting topics like App Development and Web Design leveraging cutting-edge tools such as Arduino Microcontroller, MINDSTORM®, and RaspberryPi. Always carefully staﬀed under 6:1 ratio! 9879 Carmel Mountain Rd. San Diego, CA 92129 858-859-3330 northsandiego@ thecoderschool.com NorthSanDiego. TheCoderSchool.com Featured on page 38
THE GRAUER SCHOOL Grauer Summer School is designed to provide yearlong learning, enrichment, remediation, and fun! Grauer teachers specialize in helping students explore academic and creative interests in a relationship-driven college preparatory environment. Grauer (for credit) UC/WASC accredited summer courses are open to non-Grauer students. 1500 S. El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024 760-944-6777 www.GrauerSchool.com
YAK ACADEMY Kids ages 1-8 can learn Mandarin and Spanish through play-based immersion classes led by world-class nativespeaking instructors. Their half-day preschool, enrichment class, and summer camps let young learners explore the world through language, culture, and community. 9939 Hibert St., Ste. 101 San Diego, CA 92131 858-679-7760 email@example.com www.YakAcademy.com
YMCA OVERNIGHT CAMPS – MARSTON | SURF | RAINTREE Three distinct overnight camps providing positive, life-changing experiences in the outdoors! Camp Marston for mountain adventures, Camp Surf for oceanfront fun, and Raintree Ranch focusing on horseback riding and care! P.O. Box 2440, Julian, CA 92036 760-765-0642 firstname.lastname@example.org www.YMCA.org/camps
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by HARSHAWN RATANPAL special to 92128 Magazine
New RB High Career Panels
any high schoolers look to the future burdened with uncertainty. With so many career paths to choose from, it can be difficult for students to decide which one they ultimately commit to. To help them gain a deeper understanding of different professions, Rancho Bernardo High School has instituted a career panel program. Holding a panel nearly every month, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has already held three since the new school year began. The medical field was the first career path highlighted in September, followed by the military in October, first responders in January, and small business in February. The career panels are open to all grade levels and take place in the Library
Purpose Room on campus before school on Wednesdays. While one may think that having them early in the morning causes an inconvenience for students hoping to attend, school at RB High starts later on Wednesdays, so the panels actually begin when school would start on any other day. At the panels, volunteers, who are often parents of students, tell about their experiences in the profession, and answer any questions students may have. Darlene Dunn is the head of the PTSA, and she hopes that the program assists students in making decisions that will impact their whole lives. “We wanted the students to know that there are lots of different paths to take after
high school,” Dunn said. “And that a lot the choices and decisions that they make now will affect their future and that there are so many different opportunities. What they may be interested in now may be different in the future, but nevertheless, there is a huge horizon of options for students.” For the remainder of the school year, the PTSA is hosting two more career panels. The education and engineering fields will be highlighted on March 13 and April 10, respectively.
Harshawn Ratanpal is a junior at Rancho Bernardo High School. He is participating in an internship program with 92128 Magazine.
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OUR BACKYARD IN BLOOM Enjoy a Colorful San Diego Spring This Year by LAINEY KRAL
fter an unusually rainy winter, San Diego should look forward to a beautifully blooming spring. Gardens and greenery can be found all over the city, from parks to trails to your own backyard. We’ve highlighted just a few destinations below if you’re looking to schedule a colorful afternoon out.
BALBOA PARK Balboa Park is home to some of San Diego's most famous gardens. The park is the perfect place for a picnic on sunny days, before or after you stroll through the Alcazar Garden, Botanical Building, and Japanese Friendship Garden. The award-winning Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden begins blooming in March, and the 130 varieties of roses peak in April and May. Learn more at www.balboapark.org/gardens.
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Take a tour along the trails at Cabrillo National Monument for fantastic views of land and sea. The area is famous for its beautiful plant life, and it's even easier to spot what you're looking for with the National Park Service's smartphone app. Download the CNM Wildflowers app for help identifying specific flowers while you're there. Learn more at www.nps.gov/cabr.
Carlsbad Ranch is home to over 50 acres of beautiful blooms, and is open from March 1 to May 12 this year. The flowers usually peak between mid-March and mid-April. Special events include live music, yoga, and arts and crafts, or keep it simple and just enjoy the colorful views all around you. Learn more at www.theflowerfields.com.
Torrey Pines encompasses 1,500 acres of preserved land, including its namesake Torrey pine and miles of scenic trails. The Guy Fleming Trail has the greatest variety of wildflowers, and the Parry Grove Trail starts at the Whitaker Garden, which features native plants. Take the Razor Point Trail or Beach Trail to the Yucca Point Overlook for views of beautiful yucca flowers. Learn more at www.torreypine.org.
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Libraries will be closed March 31 and April 1 for César Chávez Day.
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MARCH 1, 15; APRIL 5, 19
Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Discovery Concert: Women Composers Then and Now
RB Friends Concert Series: Orvieto Piano Trio
While supplies last 10 a.m.
3 – 4 p.m. MARCH 2
RB Friends Brown Bag Sale
RB Library Book Club March: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje April: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 3 p.m.
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Ancestry Library Database Class
MARCH 6, 20; APRIL 3, 17
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Creative Writing Group
MARCH 13; APRIL 10
Dance to Evolve
MARCH 6; APRIL 3
Toshwerks: DIY Gemstone Soap (Ages 13+)
Mad Science: Brixology (Ages 7-12) 4 p.m. MARCH 7; APRIL 4
ASL Sign-a-Story Circle Time (Ages 0-6) 10:30 a.m.
OASIS: Rediscovering Italy
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
MARCH 22; APRIL 15
MARCH 14, 28; APRIL 11, 25
Discovery Concert: Fiddlin’ Fun 3 – 4 p.m. APRIL 24
RB Friends Concert Series: Holly Hofmann and Mike Woﬀord 6:15 p.m.
Adventurous Architects With Fleet Science Center (Grades K-4) 12:30 p.m.
Storybox Theatre 10:30 a.m.
Let’s Make Music School
Sensory Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Hatha Yoga Babies and Books 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. TUESDAYS
Mindful Meditation 12 – 1 p.m.
RB Chess Club 6 – 7 p.m. WEDNESDAYS
Basic Internet Class 3 – 4 p.m.
Paws for Reading (Grades K-4) 5 – 6 p.m.
Craft Time for Kids
League of Extraordinary Scientists & Engineers: DNA Kit Necklace (Grades 2-6)
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The ZCode 2019 Summer Camp Guide highlights the wide variety of summer adventures available for North County families. Whether academic or a...
Published on Mar 14, 2019
The ZCode 2019 Summer Camp Guide highlights the wide variety of summer adventures available for North County families. Whether academic or a...