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o you cringe when you hear the words “I’m bored!” coming out of your children’s mouth? Summer is just around the corner, and for children of all ages, it is not just a break from school, it is a season of growth and change and the greatest gift you can give them is the cure for boredom. Welcome to the joy of being a parent. Inside these pages, you will find an abundance of activities, workshops, classes, day camps and longer camps that can en-
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rich your child’s independence and resilience. Not only will they have fun, they will be engaged in developing life skills that are necessary to eventually becomes a successful and competent adult. Give your child the opportunity to develop new
interests and authentic relationships with mentors and peers — experiences that are sure to last a lifetime. In a world where interactions with other people have become increasingly impersonal, the ability to relate to another human being — to un-
derstand that the world is bigger and more complex than a Facebook profile page — is paramount. Tomorrow’s leaders need to have the invaluable experiences of face-toface conversation, and the ability to articulate their thoughts, ideas and values. They will be able to relate globally and find common ground with people who are vastly different from themselves. Summer is nearly here — give your child the tools to make it fun and memorable!
Summer Art Camps for kids aged 5-10 Mon-Fri, Jul 16-20, 9am-12pm (ages 5 & 6) & 2-5pm (ages 7-10) Mon-Fri, Jul 23-27, 9am-12pm (ages 5 & 6) & 2-5pm (ages 7-10) $190 members/ $215 non-members (per week) The Center, Hailey Let your children experience fun and exciting ways to make art. Students will create a variety of projects and will share their ideas and artwork with the group. Kids will be introduced to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture and collage. Each week the activities will be different, so kids can join us for one week or two. Each child will take with them new skills and personalized artwork. To register for summer camp, go online or call The Center today. Scholarships are available. An extended day option is available through the BCRD. For more information please call 208.788.BCRD.
Free Kids Crafts at the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival Aug 10-12, daily 11am-2pm Kids can get their hands dirty trying some of the techniques used by the artists in the Festival. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s all for kids!
Sun Valley Center for the Arts 191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum 314 Second Ave S, Hailey 208.726.9491 • sunvalleycenter.org Ketchum hours: Mon-Fri 9-5 Hailey hours: Wed-Fri 2-6
All About Kids
briefs Community School’s Middle School Drama Club Presents How to Eat Like a Child
788-5780 • 715 N. Main Bellevue
xpose your child to a little of everything and splish-splash into summer adventure at All About Kids Summer Camps. We extend learning to the great outdoors. Create lasting memories this summer through our 12 new, exciting themed camps, each camp packed with fun-filled activities. Camps are open to children ages 3-6 and run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with extended care available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. We are also offering Friday Fun Days that include field trips, nature walks, swimming, picnics and good old-fashioned summer fun. Looking for space for your toddler this summer? Fiddle Fe Fi Fo Fun toddler discovery camps are also a big hit. These camps are open to children ages 2-3 years and spaces are limited. Stop by for more information or call Kelly at 788-5780. We deliver an unforgettable, playful tws summer experience.
Blaine County Recreation District Aquatic Center www.bcrd.org • community campus, hailey
I Letters from Camp: I’m black and blue all over but don’t worry! Love, Mindy
magine this: You’re settled into a comfy lounge chair underneath a gorgeous cabana… soothing sounds of water and giggles from kids on the poolside climbing wall and log roller blend with hip music. Afternoon warmth envelops you and all this relaxation could lull you to sleep, but you remember the delicious ice cream bars at the Snack Shack and decide you deserve one today. Why not? You swam laps in the crystal clear and perfectly heated water at noon, just after the kids’ swim lessons. Just don’t spoil your dinner! You and the family are coming back at 6:30 with some
Community School’s Middle School Drama Club will present “How to Eat Like a Child – and Other Lessons in Not Being Grown-up” on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. at The Community School Theater. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door and are on sale now at Iconoclast Books. This fun-filled family event is based on Delia Ephron’s best-selling book and features an endearing collection of songs and comedy sketches that let the audience see the world through the eyes of a child. Important dilemmas such as “How to Stay Home from School,” “How to Beg for a Dog,” “How to Understand Your Parents,” and “How to Torture Your Sister” are finally explained by an ensemble cast during this light and whimsical excursion through childhood. For more information, please call Joel Villinsky at 208-622-3955, ext. 138.
friends for a poolside barbecue. The salad recipe you saw in the magazine today will be perfect with something to put on the grill. Yep, the gas grills are complimentary for guests to use anytime! The kids can play in the water while you catch up with your friends under a setting sun, with the mountains behind you, settled into a comfy Adirondack chair under a tikithatched palapa, cool beverage in hand. Now wasn’t that a great Idaho summer day at the BCRD Aquatic Center? More than you ever imagined, and exactly what you need! Your neighborhood tws outdoor oasis.
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summer sports & outdoor programs 5B Lacrosse Camp, July 9-12 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Learn the game of lacrosse with former University of Denver, Division I LAX player, Tim Price. Whether you are new to the game or building on years of experience, this camp Wilderness First Aid, June 23-24 (8 hours per day) Community School, in partnership with the Wilderness Medical Institute is will provide both the fun and the individualized instruction for you to play “the fastest offering a two-day Wilderness First Aid Course. This is fast paced and hands-on, game on two feet.” Players provide their own equipment and sack lunch daily. Boys, the course covers wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in grades 6 to 12. $190 the outdoors. Must be age15 or older. $215
Rock Climbing: Beyond the Top Rope, July 16-19
This is a unique opportunity to spend four days learning the skills to go “beyond toproping” to multipitch and lead climbing at City of Rocks National Reserve. Veteran mountaineer, Rob Landis leads this amazing trip. Ages 12-18. $550 (includes all climbing gear, food, transportation, instruction and supervision)
Backpacking in the White Clouds, July 23-26
Travel through the high-mountain lake country of the White Clouds with two veteran Community School teachers and outdoor educators who know where the lunkers live. Bring your fly rod and hone all your back country skills. Ages 12-18. $525 (includes food, transportation, group gear)
one.Soccer School, July 23-26 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
This premier soccer camp develops ball mastery, speed, agility, quickness, going to the goal, dribbling and small side games. Our approach is “attention to detail” and “fail your way to success.” Ages 9-18 See website for price.
Learn to Kayak, July 30-August 2
Community School Summer Programs in partnership with White Otter Outdoor Adventures invite you to spend four days learning to whitewater kayak safely and competently on Idaho’s Salmon River with certified whitewater instructor, Elliot Jacobs. Ages 12-18. $550 (includes all boating equipment, food, transportation, instruction and supervision)
Backpacking for Middle Schoolers, August 4-7
Outdoor Leadership Academy faculty member, Travis Vandenburgh, leads this exciting trip in the Pioneer Range. From a low impact base camp, we will embark on daily expeditions to scramble peaks, traverse ridges, and swim the basins of some of Idaho’s most spectacular alpine terrain. Instruction includes “Leave No Trace” camping and more. $525 (includes food, transportation, group gear)
5B Basketball Camps, June 11-14, July 9-12
Former Idaho District IV All-Star and Boston College varsity scrimmage player, Connor Wade, leads these small, intense camps that focus on developing basketball skills. Each session will be filled with player development, teamwork, competition and interactive drills that build all the fundamental skills from shooting and ball handling to how to play defense. June 11-14: Grades 9-12 - Boys - 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., $150 July 9-12: Grades 6-8 - Boys & Girls - 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., $140 July 9-12: Grades 3, 4 & 5 - Boys & Girls - 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., $125
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Blaine County Recreation District Day Camp 578-2273 • www.bcrd.org • community campus, hailey
CRD Day Camp… we meet the needs of families on the GO! Based out of the Community Campus in Hailey, BCRD Day Camp offers a variety of recreation-based activities for youth 5 to 12 years old. The 12-week program runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. BCRD Day Camp features recreation-based activities that include swimming, archery, biking, outdoor games and gardening. Arts and crafts are also part of the camp experience. We have added several morning specialty camps that include tennis, bike park skills and kid’s fitness. The month of July includes a theatre program that will feature the production of the play, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Every Friday, campers have the option to enroll in Mountain West Bank field trips to area destinations including Galena Lodge, Redfish Lake and Craters of the Moon. Fees for the BCRD Day Camp are $132.50 per week with discounts offered for monthly enrollment. Scholarships are available and pre-payment is required. Contact the BCRD for prices, schedules and information at 578-2273 or www.bcrd.org. tws
Bigwood Golf Camp with Creighton Arial
726-4024 x3 • www.Bigwoodts.com • Ketchum
or the second year in a row, Bigwood Golf Course is offering a week-long golf camp for kids ages nine and up with golf professional Creighton Arial. With a four-to-one ratio, each camp is capped at four kids per week, ensuring a high level of individual attention. Camps are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and are offered during the second and fourth week of each month from June through August. The kids will participate in a nine-hole
playing lesson three days a week with golf-specific drills on the other two days (sand traps, putting green, driving range, practice range). Camp includes lunch at the Bigwood Grill followed by a fun activity, such as swimming in the Zenergy pools, a bike ride, or sports-specific training sessions. Cost is $350 per week, all-inclusive. To reserve your spot, contact the Bigwood Golf Pro Shop at 208-726-4024, ext. 3, or visit www.bigwoodts.com to learn more. tws
Summer: where all the days run into each other and every day is a Saturday night Pre-school summer camps Now Open to Infants & Toddlers
SUMMER KIDS CAMP
Seperate classrooms starting from 18mo. up to 6yrs
WITH HEATHER MILLER
Choose from 2,3 or 5 days a week
June 11 -- August 24
8:30 to 12:30 extended care available
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm Ages 4-8 years
PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN
Early Bird Rate Expires May 21:
Let’s go to the Circus
June 11 - 22:
Daily Rate $45 Members / $50 Non-members ($5 Savings per Day)
June 25 - July 6:
Weekly Rate $200 Members / $225 Non-members ($25 Savings per Week)
It’s a Small World
July 9 - 20:
July 23 - Aug. 3: Blast off to Space
Aug. 6 - 17:
Aug. 20 - 31:
SWIMMING t LITTLE TENNIS t YOGA t ARTS & CRAFTS t ZUMBA t KID FIT t SQUASH
CALL TO LEARN MORE OR TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! 725-0595 x170
715 N. Main #A in Bellevue
JUST NORTH OF KETCHUM, OFF SADDLE ROAD 208.725.0595
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Boulder Mountain Clayworks
briefs Museum Offers Memberships
726-4484 • www.bouldermtnclay.com • ketchum
hat will the world look like in 3000? Will journeys to other planets be as common as driving to Canada? Will we have met others from other planets, and do they look like us? What will our houses look like… our cars? What will we be eating and wearing? Our clay camp kids will use their ingenuity and creativity to come up with a new worldview. Beth Bundy, Keith Moses and Gabe Ohlssen will lead our futurists in their exploration of the year 3000. Classes start on July 9 and are open to all children ages 7 to 12. There are five sessions, each session is one week, and class times are 9:30 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $135 for one session, with a $50 deposit required for each registration. These futurists will hand build and learn to pinch a pot, roll a coil, extrude a tube and cut out slabs. Martian masks, space
vehicles and Main Street dioramas are all on the agenda. The teenagers are not forgotten in our summer plans. Lauren Street will teach these young adults how to throw pots on our wheels. Our beginners will make all things round—bowls, mugs and hand build a popcorn bowl. The intermediate class will do bigger bowls, pitchers and ice cream goblets. A good and messy time will be had by all! A beginning class will start on July 23 and August 6 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The intermediate class begins on July 30. Each class is one week long and tuition is $150. A $50 deposit is required with each registration. Class size is limited. Early registration is suggested. For more information call Boulder Mountain Clayworks, 208-7264484 or see our Web page, www. Bouldermtnclay.com for more information. tws
Camp Big Wood at the Big Wood School 726-9059 • email@example.com
amp Big Wood at the Big Wood School provides action-packed summer days for your little ones—Sun Valley style! Our program is designed for children ranging from 18 months through six years of age. We offer a different, exciting and dynamic theme every week. Whether you have a Hummingbird (children 3 and younger that nap in the afternoon) or a Woodpecker (children no longer requiring a nap, that are ready for a full day of awesome activities), your child will get a taste of all Sun Valley has to offer this summer! We will hike the many kid-friendly trails of the Valley, bike along the bike path, go wild-
flower picking during “Flower Power” week, fish down at Penny Lake, dabble with a wide variety of arts and crafts, cook up some tasty treats during “Let’s Get Cookin,” splish and splash on water play days, put on a show and create our own puppets for “Big Wood Goes Broadway,” and venture out on numerous field trips, hitting all the Valley hotspots along the way! For more information or to register your child, please call 208-726-9053 or e-mail us a firstname.lastname@example.org. Fullday and half-day options are available. Sign up for a week at a time or join us for the entire summer! tws
The Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum will offer a lifetime membership through June 1st. The lifetime membership is being offered before the museum begins to charge admission this summer. The board of directors has decided to start charging an admission fee to view the museums to help with the cost of running them. Individual lifetime memberships will be $200 and a family membership will be $300. The lifetime membership fee will include free admission to the thirteen exhibits on display every day, discounts in the gift store and at events, quarterly member parties, and another discount to rent the museums for private parties.
Spring Opening and National Park Week
The scenic seven-mile loop road at Craters of the Moon National Monument is now open. The campground and most trails are also open. National Park Week is April 2129: Visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for FREE! We invite you to post photos of your family visit on our new Facebook page. Join us for a cave walk or short visitor center talks. In addition, all kids are invited to become Junior Rangers by completing the fun activities in the free booklet available at the visitor center. Experience all of your national parks in Idaho: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Craters of the Moon National Preserve, City of Rocks National Reserve, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Minidoka National Historic Site, Nez Perce National Historical Park and Yellowstone National Park.
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The Mountain School summer camps 2012!
3, 4 & 5 Day, Theme Driven Day Camps for 4-12 Year Olds • Limited Financial Aid Available Camps for 4-6 Years • Tues, Wed, Thurs • 9-3 • $140 July 10 - 12: Circus Camp with Jessica July 17 - 19: Circus Camp with Jessica July 24 - 26: Garden camp with Miles July 31 - Aug. 2: Paper making with Tammy Aug. 7 - 9: Gifts from the garden with Tammy Aug. 14 - 16: World of Felting with Bege Camps for 6-8 Years • Mon-Thurs • 9-3 • $190 July 9 - 12: Art, Farm & Wilderness with Kate July 16 - 19: Art, Farm & Wilderness with Kate July 23 - 26: Primitive Wilderness Camp with John July 30 - Aug. 2nd: Primitive Wilderness Camp with John Aug. 6 - 9: Art, farm & Wilderness with Travis Aug. 13 - 16: Art, farm & Woodworking with Travis
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The Newest and Largest Gymnastics Facility in the Valley
Competitive Gymnastics and Cheer Exhibition 6:30 p.m. at the SMAS Gym • FREE
SMAS offers instruction in:
Full Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Zumba, Preschool, Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, and Open Gym Every Sat from 9:30-12:30. 2012-2013 Competitive Gymnastics and Cheer Teams Start their New Season May 1.
• June 18-22 - “Gymnastics – Loving Summer Arts” gymnastics, dance, music, theater and arts
All camps include time to explore our beautiful farm and organic gardens, enjoy our bunnies, goats, miniature horses, water ways and trails and create unique arts and crafts!
• June 9-13 - “Gymnastics in the Mountains” art and nature camp - lots of fun crafts and field trips
These camps are sure to be a highlight of your childs’ summer!
• June 18-22 - “Celebrating Gymnastics – Fun in the Sun” gymnastics, mixed variety of many activities
Ongoing classes all summer in Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Zumba and Zumbatomic, all classes for ages 18 Months-Adult
Summer Camps for ages 6-14 Mon-Fri • 9–3 • $225/week
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Camps for 9-12 Years Woodworking Camps: Mon-Thurs • 9-3 • $215 Primitive Wilderness Camps: Mon-Thurs, 9-5 • Fri 9-1 • $288 July 16 - 20: Primitive Wilderness Camp with John July 23 - 26: Woodworking Camp with Travis July 30 - Aug. 2: Woodworking Camp with Travis Aug. 6 -10: Primitive Wilderness Camp with John Aug. 13 - 17 Primitive Wilderness Camp with John
208-720-4306 Mon-Sat 10–7
3950 Woodside Blvd. (across from Power Engineers)
To Register & for more information www.themountainschool.info
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“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, make you want to move your dancing feet.” -BobMarley Community School Summer Sports and Outdoors Program 622-3960 x109 • www.communityschool.org
ayak the Salmon River, learn to speak Mandarin, compete in Legobuilding challenges, make your own iMovie, climb mountains and more! The Community School’s Summer Programs offer kids the chance to explore the world, develop new skills and expand their horizons. These exciting programs provide a complete range of academic, enrichment, and adventure options for students from kindergarten through high school. All Summer Programs offer a uniquely caring and educationally rich environment for kids. We emphasize both fun and learning for students. Many academic courses can
be completed for credit. Summer sports and outdoor programs include: Wilderness First-Aid, Rock Climbing, Soccer School, Learn to Kayak, Backpacking, Lacrosse Camp and Basketball Camp. Elementary School programs include: Explorers’ Camp, Reading and Writing Camp, Mandarin for Kids, Chess/Lego Camp, First in Math and Technology Camp. Middle School programs include: Mad Scientist Chemistry Camp, Expeditions in Math and Science, Technology Camp, Make Your Own iMovie, Creative Writing and First in Math. Upper School programs include: English Language Learning, Robotics, PSAT & SAT Preparation, plus a full slate of forcredit classes. For more information or to enroll, please visit our Website at www.communityschool.org or contact Summer Programs Director Mike Wade at 208-622-3960, ext. 109, mwade@ tws communityschool.org.
Environmental Resource Center 726-4333 • www.ercsv.org
y daughter did some things that she was initially afraid of—sleeping outside, for example. She came back raving about how cool it was to watch the stars as you fell asleep. As a parent, I see that as… priceless!” Triumphs such as this are why we do what we do at the ERC. At our overnight camps, we hire a professional staff to deliver a genuine, place-based, experiential education curriculum during the day, complementing our traditional evening and nighttime activities. Master Naturalists join us to lead our day and evening programs. We develop programs treasured by children
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and parents alike. Our participants acquire a language and love of place—we foster a passion for the natural world, and teach the skills and knowledge they need to understand and protect it. We hope your family will join us for an amazing summer. Whether you all join a River Romp, your child makes her first foray into overnight camps in the safety and caring of our small-group settings, or your littlest ones join us for Wild Notes at the Symphony, we know you will find yourself thrilled with the company of people who love this place we call home— for a day, or for a lifetime. www.ercsv.org, tws or 208-726-4333.
Summer Activities at the Fabric Granary
SewinG cAMpS & workSHopS
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Saturdays June 9, 16, 30 or Sept. 15, 22, 29 • 10:30am-4:30pm cost: $100+supplies • instructor: Jane Acomb
Bobbin winders - (Beginners & intermediate) ages 9 & up June 18-21 • 10am-1pm Monday-Thursday • cost: $100 • instructor: Lori Stroebel projects: Beach Towel Bag & pillow case
Adult Start Sewing class - (Beginners & intermediate) July 16-19 • 6-9pm Monday-Thursday • cost: $100 • instructor: Lori Stroebel projects: Tote Bag & Apron
Lickety-Split Log cabin Quilt workshop
July 21 • 10:30am-4:30pm • cost: $40 +supplies - pattern included • instructor: Janet Houts Use the new Log cabin Trim Tool and produce a perfect Block every Time.
Tote Bag workshop
Saturday, July 28 • 10:30am-4:30pm • cost: $40 +supplies • instructor: Jane Acomb
Frisbee Fling Table runner class
Footlight Dance Centre 578-5462
ootlight Dance Centre—a place to find joy in movement! See the annual spring performance, “FAIRYOPOLIS,” May 11-12-13 at the Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater at the Community Campus, Hailey. Then plan to dance during the summer at one of the many workshops: DANCEcamp, July 9-13 or July 30-August 3, a one-week camp for students entering grades 2-4 in the fall; Cecchetti Ballet, July 16-26, for serious ballet dancers nine years and older; Summer Ballet &
August 4 • 10:30am-4:30pm • cost: $40+supplies - pattern included • instructor: Janet Houts
Pilates, July 16-August 15, for ages 12 years and older; and Fall Dance Refresher, August 16-21 for intermediate and advanced dancers. Under the direction of Hilarie Neely, Footlight Dance has provided classes, summer workshops, a performance company and guest instructors from outside the area since the 1980s. The Footlight Dance staff comes from professional performing backgrounds and brings the finest in training for dancers of all ages. Call 578-5462 for information tws and registration.
Zig Zaggers - (intermediate) ages 9 & up
August 13-16 • 10am-1pm Monday-Thursday • cost: $120+supplies • instructor: Lori Stroebel projects: pajama Bottoms & help with a project of Your choice
122 S. Main St., Hailey (next to Fresshies) • 208-788-1331
208-578-7663 • Hailey, Idaho •••••• We are providing our summer camp with fun outdoor activities such as hiking • soccer • tennis lessons • water games fishing • library story hour • gymnastics nature walks • kickball and much more
•••••• Camp runs from June 11 thru August 24 Open: Monday - Friday 7:00 - 6:00 Summer Camp Hours 9:00 - 4:00 Weekly and Monthly Rates for Summer Camp
•••••• Now accepting enrollment in Preschool and Child Care Programs for Current, Summer and Fall 2012
School ends June 8 Starts September 4, 2011
We Offer: Certified Teacher, Quality Educational Programs, Bilingual Preschool, Age Appropriate Activities, Hands on & Minds on Activities, Loving, Caring and Safe Learning Environment Low Teacher to Student Ratios
Kids Kampus Bilingual Preschool and Daycare 578-7663 • kidskampusbilingualpreschool.com
ids Kampus Bilingual Preschool and Daycare proudly offers a summer camp that gives children the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our Valley with outdoor fun activities that include gymnastics at Camp Boing, tennis lessons at Copper Ranch, water games, fishing, hiking, a water park, lift ride up Baldy, parks and much more. At Kids Kampus we strive to create a safe learning environment that promotes developmentally appropriate education skills for young children to learn about themselves, others and their surroundings. Our summer program is only part of our enriched preschool program where we offer “hands-
Letters from Camp:
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on” and “minds-on” academic activities that enhance our students’ learning. Young learners are very curious and almost everything interests them. They learn by exploring, handling things and struggling with problems that intrigue them. For this reason we are committed to your children by giving them great care and attention to social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. At Kids Kampus we help your children build strong and confident feelings about themselves, become excited about learning and learn to function successfully and independently in the world. tws
Little River Preschool
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The Hunger Coalition is hosting a free class for adults called â€œHealthy Kids, Healthy Familiesâ€? from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Hailey Public Library. The class will focus on childrenâ€™s nutrient needs, tips for picky eaters and fun creative food ideas to bring families together in the kitchen. Those who have not yet received a slow cooker will receive one free slow cooker per household. Sign up by calling The Hunger Coalition at 788-0121 or emailing Hallie at firstname.lastname@example.org
788-7702 â€˘ 511 S. Main St., Hailey
ittle River Preschoolâ€™s 17th Annual Summer Camp is Monday, June 4. Little River Preschool is entering its 17th year of providing a summer program for children in the Wood River Valley. The program is designed to provide a physically safe, emotionally nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment. The preschoolâ€™s philosophy is based on the belief that children learn through active exploration of the world around them. The director, Mrs. Tifny Lago, and her staff, have designed 12 exciting weeks of themed activities. Some of the themes highlighted are Olympics, Outdoor Idaho, Happy
Birthday USA, Growing a Garden, The World of Insects and Bugs, Yahoo Buckaroo Cowboys & Cowgirls, A Tropical Paradise, A Pirateâ€™s World, Construction Zone and What Takes Place on a Farm. Some of the activities will include field trips related to the themes. All in all, kids, get ready for a fun-filled busy summer for 2012! The preschool is also accepting applications for the upcoming 2012/2013 school year. For application and enrollment information, please call Mrs. Tifny at 788-7702 or come by the school at 511 S. Main St. in Hailey. tws
Looking for something to do this Week? See our Calendar in the main Section!
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Back to the Future!
What will the world look like in 50 years? Letâ€™s make space vehicles, Martian Masks, musical instruments, and space houses. Open to children ages 7-12
July 9-13 â€˘ July 16-20 â€˘ July 23-27 â€˘ July 30-Aug. 3 â€˘ Aug. 6-10 9:30 to Noon â€˘ Tuition $135 â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ TEENAGE CLAY MAKERS â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
Fun on the wheel for all skill levels. Our beginners learn to make round bowls, mugs & handbuilt popcorn bowls. Our Intermediates will make large serving bowls and goblets for ice cream sundaes. Open to middle school and older
Beginning Throwing: July 23-27, 1:30-4:00 w/glaze day: Aug 3, 9:30 Aug 6-10, 1:30-4:00 w/glaze day: Aug 17, 9:30 Intermediate Throwing: July 30-Aug 3, 1:30-4:00 w/glaze day: Aug 10, 9:30 Tuition $175
The Lunch Connection
Road Rally Tickets on Sale May 1
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ealthy Meals Make Happy Kids! Keep your kids happy and healthy this summer with free breakfasts and lunches at Woodside Elementary School! Thanks to The Hunger Coalition and Blaine County School District, The Lunch Connection offers free nourishing meals to kids 18 and under throughout the summer. Beginning Monday, June 11, free lunch is available weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon through August 15. Hot breakfast is served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. weekdays from July 16 to August 10. With more than 450 children living in poverty in Blaine County, and hundreds of local families struggling to make ends meet, The Lunch Connection ensures our children have access to the nutrition they need. With the
help of volunteers and staff, free nourishing meals are prepared at Woodside Elementary School for local children experiencing hunger or family crisis. Special kidsâ€™ activities include: â€œWild Lunchâ€? on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12-July 15 with the Environmental Resource Center; â€œStorytimeâ€? and root beer floats July 12 with the Bellevue Public Library and BuckSnort Root Beer; and hands-on gardening with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Woodside Elementary School can be reached on Mountain Rides with stops on Woodside Boulevard at Berrycreek and Cherry Creek. Please call The Hunger Coalition at 788-0121 or e-mail: info@thehungercoalition. org for more information. tws
Start your engines! Join us again as we transform Highway 75 into a â€œNo Speed Limitâ€? zone at the fourth annual Sun Valley Road Rally. This year the Road Rally is hosting a weekend full of events all in support of the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition. This organization is dedicated to creating a safe and healthy community by reducing alcohol and drug use among our youth. The weekend starts off on Friday, July 27 with the Ketchum Cruise. The Sun Valley Road Rally begins Saturday, July 28 at the morning concourse. The Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday evening. Donâ€™t miss the opportunity to win a 2012 Porsche Cayenne. Only 1,500 raffle tickets are for sale, so donâ€™t miss out on your chance to own an incredible new car! Tickets are $100 each; need not be present to win. Tickets are available for purchase online starting May 1, 2012 and will be available at Atkinsonsâ€™ Market in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue starting May 31, 2012. For info or complete details about the weekend are available at www. sunvalleyroadrally.com or by calling (208) 727-8768.
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Family Clay Afternoons
Parents and grandparents, along with their children and grandchildren can have fun together making Martian Masks or popcorn bowls. Creative fun for the whole family!
Alien Masks: July 17, 1:30-3 Popcorn Bowls: Aug. 14, 1:30-3 Tuition $40 for 1 adult + 1 child, $10 ea. addâ€™l person
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788-3170 â€˘ www.themountainschool.info
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he Mountain School Summer Camp 2012! The Mountain School is pleased to offer six weeks of exciting specialty camps this summer beginning July 9, 2012! Our three-, four-, or five-day camps are theme-driven this year and are tailored for specific age groups for 4-12 year olds. Each camp will include elements of art, the farm and garden, along with its specific focus. Children will have time to explore our beautiful farm setting, spend time with our bunnies, goats and miniature horses, work in our organic gardens and enjoy age-appropriate water ways and nature trails. The indoor environment at the school is as enchanting as the outdoor environment with an
indoor greenhouse and art room, kitchen for cooking the bounty from the farm and garden, handmade and natural fiber toys and crafting materials, and a cozy story corner. The Mountain School is truly one of the Valleyâ€™s most unique schools. All of our summer camps are taught by our qualified teaching staff and are sure to be a highlight of your childâ€™s summer! Waldorf-inspired: preschoolkindergarten; first, second, third grades; after-school programs; and summer camps! Contact us: Web: www. themountainschool.info, e-mail: email@example.com; or Phone: 208-788tws 3170.
721-0444 â€˘ www.mindfulmovement4kids.com
UMMER CAMP FOR BABIES (with mommy and/or daddy, of course!). Think your three-month-old infant is too small for camp? Youâ€™ll change your mind when you experience Debra Drakeâ€™s five-week summer creative movement program for BABIES at her MOVE studio in Ketchum. This program is especially valuable for new mothers who may not yet be entirely confident in their roles. (Did you think you were the only one?) Is your baby growing up? Debra also offers summer programs for WADDLERS (pre-walking to two years) and TODDLERS (2 to
4 years). They are designed for you and your child to have fun TOGETHER, and to encourage your childâ€™s balanced brain development. These are the critical years during which childrenâ€™s brains develop and their personalities take shape. Debra uses the Nurturing Pathways curriculum developed by Christine Roberts in Seattle. Roberts draws on insights from neuroscientists, child development specialists, and attachment theory psychologists. Her guiding principle is that movement and sensory experience stimulate the growth of neural pathways in the brain. The more
varied the movements and experiences, the more complex and balanced the neural circuitry becomes. The program also fosters healthy bonding between you and your child, as you develop intimacy and trust while playing together. Secure attachment gives your child confidence to experiment with unfamiliar movements and explore an everenlarging world of sensory experience â€” which in turn stimulates healthy neural growth. Learn more about the program at www.mindfulmovement4kids. com. Or ask Debra for informatws tion at 721-0444.
Theater Remodeled The community is invited to celebrate the newly remodeled Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater on Wednesday, April 25. The celebration begins with an open house and tours of the Community Campus at 5:30 p.m., A ribbon-cutting and performing arts showcase in the newly remodeled theater follows at 7:00 p.m.
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Spirit n’ Motion
720-4036 • www.spiritnmotion.com • hailey
n end-of-year celebration/ exhibition of competitive gymnastics and cheer will take place at Spirit n’ Motion this Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The event is FREE. Evaluations for new teams will be held on Saturday, April 28. SMAS competitive gymnastics and cheer teams for the 2012-2013 season begin in May. If you are interested in a great competitive gymnastics team for your kids, come to an information meeting on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. We will be doing girls’ and boys’ teams, all levels, ages six and up. If your child is interested in joining a super-fun sport filled with dance, gymnastics, jumps, stunting and teamwork, then come to a competitive cheer informational meeting on April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Cheer teams for ages 3-18—no experience necessary. Come play at our 5,000-square-foot facility, with full gymnastics equipment and five trampolines. Summer classes include gymnastics, cheer, Zumba and Zumbatomic (kids), preschool classes, birthday parties, and open gym: Saturdays pay/hour 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. We also have three fun-filled gymnastics/arts camps this summer, one each month—ages six and up. Check website/ad for details. Summer schedule starts June 11. Classes are month to month. Summer recital in August. www. spiritnmotion.com for info and registration, or call Amanda at 720-4306, smascheer@hotmail. com SMAS located 3950 Woodside Blvd., Hailey. tws
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t. Thomas Playhouse, a local favorite community performing arts organization, is offering its outstanding COMPANY B PERFORMING ARTS DAY CAMP for kids ages 4-13 right after school is dismissed—Monday, June 11 to Saturday, June 23. The younger set, 4-7 years, attends from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and youth from 8-13 years attend from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Our professional team of theater and music instructors teaches the campers acting, singing, movement and choreography, culminating in one big show, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr., June 21-23. The shows are at The Community School Theater at 2 p.m. Also, COMPANY B CLUB, an afternoon daycare until 3 p.m., is offered for the younger
children, ages 4-7. Scholarships are available. For more info and to register, call Sara: 726-5349, ext. 16. For youth 10-18 years, the SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY CAMP (SPACC) is ideal for more in-depth study and FUN! The sleep-away camp is held at beautiful Camp Perkins in the Sawtooth Mountains June 25-June 30. Three outstanding guest artists from around the country, along with local professionals, teach the campers acting, singing, film, dancing, and rock band. Afternoons are reserved for outdoor activities around the lake, arts and crafts, and private lessons. Scholarships are available. For more info and to register, call Sara: tws 726-5349, ext. 16.
It is important to prepare your child for a camp experience, whether it is for a one-week sleep away camp near your town or a four-week camp out-of-state. Visit the camp, if at all possible, and meet the camp director. Have your child spend a weekend with a friend. No phone calls. Talk about it with your child afterwards. Go over the daily schedule with your child so there are no surprises. Teach your child how to care for him/herself, from selecting appropriate clothing, to making a bed. Problem solve with your child by using “what if” situations to prepare for unexpected events. Familiarize your child with the outdoors. Practice walking in the dark with a flashlight. Homesickness is fairly common. Missing home, parents, pets or friends is pretty normal. It is part of growing up and leaving home. Speak openly about it and your child will experience these feelings with less anxiety and more understanding. Discuss communication at camp. Does your camp allow phone calls? Give your child stamped envelopes and postcards already addressed. Practice letter writing. The more your child writes to others, the more mail he/she will receive! Communicate with camp officials. Let them know if there are special circumstances or considerations regarding your child’s well being or behavior. Send letters to your child before camp begins so mail is waiting when he/she arrives. Keep it simple. Prepare yourself for your child going off to camp. Your child will have a wonderful summer full of fun, new friends, new songs and many exciting experiences.
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Join your Baby, Waddler or Toddler in this special five-week Summer program that:
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-2:00pm Ages 9 and up. Four kids maximum per camp. $350 per week / All Inclusive. Offered the following weeks: June: 11-15, 18-22 July: 9-13, 23-27 August: 6-10, 20-24
• stimulates your child’s balanced brain development • fosters healthy parent attachment • shows you activities you can do with your child at home • is based on current child development research
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Call the Bigwood Pro Shop to sign up today! 208.726.4024 x3 - www.bigwoodts.com
• uses the Nurturing Pathways® Progressive Movement curriculum
... all in a happy playful atmosphere. NEW MOTHERS: This is for you! A special loving experience with your baby. Ask the Moms who have done it!
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:$''/(5*5283 Walking to 2 years (with parent) Thursdays, 9:30am to 10:30am, July 26 to August 23 72''/(5*5283 2 years to 4 years (with parent) Thursdays, 3pm to 4pm, July 26 to August 23 (Group size limited. To avoid disappointment, please register early.)
All sessions are at: MOVE, Studio B-600, 231 Northwood Way, Ketchum For details, cost and REGISTRATION, see our website: mindfulmovement4kids.com or contact Debra Drake, 721-0444.
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PEAK PERFORMANCE TENNIS CAMP Take Your Child's Game To The Next Level With George Maurtua & Rob Kolb! 8:45am-12:30pm / Monday-Friday June 11–15, July 9–13, July 16–20 August 6 –10, August 13–17 Weekly Rate: $550 Includes: Court time, sports specific training, and stretching recovery time. 19 hours per week / Ages 8-17
Peak Performance is a unique camp offering USTA Professional Instructors, a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, and Aquatic Coach. This well-rounded program will give your child a winning competitive edge.
CALL ROB TO LEARN MORE OR TO RESERVE A SPOT TODAY! 725-0595 x108
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Sun Valley Center for the Arts
726-9491 • www.sunvalleycenter.org
he Sun Valley Center for the Arts offers kids a number of ways to work on their art-making skills all year round in after-school art classes, family days, camps and teen workshops. This summer, whether kids have a week or two to devote to art, or just a brief afternoon, The Center has ways to dive into painting, printmaking, sculpture or collage. In July, The Center offers two full weeks of summer art camps for ages 5-6 in the mornings and 7-10 year olds in the afternoons. Teacher
Danica Mattias will lead a variety of different projects over the class—so kids can take both weeks and never repeat a project! August brings classes that are less of a time commitment; during the 44th Annual Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival, kids and parents can drop into the craft area and do a free project any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Parents, don’t forget—The Center has classes for adults all summer long, too! tws
Sun Valley Fabric Granary 788-1331 * 122 S. Main St., Hailey
ummer is for fun, relaxation, and maybe learning something new. Join us—adults and kids—at the Sun Valley Fabric Granary for great learning experiences with some of the Valley’s experts in sewing and crafts. Start quilting with Jane Acomb, beginning sewing with Lori Stroebel, making a table runner with Janet Houts, or starting that log cabin quilt that you’ve always wanted to try. With a great new tool that
squares up those log cabin blocks perfectly, it will be a cinch to have it complete before summer’s end. No doubt the younger people will enjoy making a fun beach-towel tote and a totally tubular pillowcase that is s-o-o easy you’ll be making them for all your friends. Those with more sewing experience will want to join Lori for making a great pair of pajama bottoms, and maybe you have an idea of something you want to make, too? tws
Send your recipes! (When we run yours, you get a $20 gift card to Albertsons!
Amazing friends; summer nights; Chocolate ice cream; mud slide fights Wood River YMCA 727-9622 â€˘ www.woodriverymca.org
summer packed with fun, adventure and learning can be found at the Wood River YMCA. Develop lifelong skills in any of our swim lessons with quality instructors. Our summer day camps feature exploration, field trips, swimming, climbing and more. Participate in climbing camp to increase self-confidence, take on new challenges and have fun learning the ropes! Learn how to make music, movies and animations in our Audio Architects and Video 101. Weâ€™ve teamed up with Payette River Company and Sawtooth Mountain Guides to offer family adventure days in July. Our summer is packed with fun! But itâ€™s not just kidsâ€™ stuff (though the kidsâ€™ stuff is pretty awesome!). Adultsâ€”donâ€™t forget to take care of you! We offer over 50 classes per weekâ€”free with your membership. Other health and wellness opportunities include Richard Odomâ€™s Yoga, Pilates Apparatus Classes/Privates, Personal Training and Massage. Itâ€™s time to treat yourself! Find schedules and registration forms online at www. woodriverymca.org or call 727-9622 for more information. Learn, play, laugh and grow at the Y! Weâ€™re for youth development, healthy living and social tws responsibility.
The Writers Studio with Kate Riley (208) 447-7808 â€˘ www.kateriley.org
Fun and Interactive Summer Writing Campâ€Ś for Kids! This summer, join author, teacher and story consultant Kate Riley for a dynamic exploration of the writing world through a new lens. This camp will focus on the elements of story, character development, dialogue, pacing and much more. Whether your child is a beginning or advanced writer, this camp will enhance his or her writing. Kateâ€™s enthusiasm and passion for the writing process will guide young writers to access the hidden treasures that lie within. The act of writing is
about the discovery of worlds both seen and unseen. By applying a wide range of tools, each writer opens to this discovery and becomes more adventurous. A deepening of character and selfconfidence naturally develops as young writers learn to trust the process. There will be four week-long writing camps this summer. All classes are from 9 a.m. to noon: July 9-13 in Hailey; July 23-27 in Hailey; August 6-10 in Hailey; and August 13-17 in Boise. For more information or to register contact Kate at 208-4477808 or visit www.kateriley.org for schedule. tws