kids camp & summer activities
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Here’s something for everyone to smile about!
Ahhhh, summer. Look inside to see many great Blaine County businesses, that have a summer full of great camps, classes and programs on tap, focused on everything from recreation and environment to art, music, language, dance and drama. There’s fun and learning for every age range. Expand your child’s horizon, pique their curiosity, and amp up the summer vacation smiles with one of these great programs.
Summer with the ERC
Each camp session consists of 6 classes. Sign up your kids for 1 class, 1 session or the entire summer! Ages 4-10
Flower Power Who knows plants better than a botanical garden? Children will have a blast learning the basics about soil, seeds, the anatomy of flowers and the life cycle of plants. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 14-30 ~ 9:30am-12:30pm
Pollination-it’s the buzz! During this session, your nature enthusiasts will explore the science of pollination. We’ll take a closer look at interesting pollinating critters, such as bats and birds. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12-28 ~ 9:30am-12:30pm
What’s from the Earth is of the greatest worth! Join us to harvest herbs and vegetables from the garden and then cook meals, such as stir-fry and pizza. Mondays and Wednesdays, August 2-18 ~ 9:30am-12:30pm
Register Now! Call 208.726.9358 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Single Class: $25 Member/$35 Non-Members Entire Session: $125 Members/$175 Non-Members *20% discount offered to multi-child families *Last day to register for June session is May 28 *Confidential scholarships are available. If you are interested, call for more information. *All SBG programs are supervised by qualified educators, cpr/first aid certified.
726.9358 • www.sbgarden.org
Overnight Camps Rising 4th—6th Graders
EcoCamp: CSI Creative Science Investigators July 19—23 $325*
EcoCamp: Liquid Life The Mysteries of Water July 26—30 $325*
Know your home, love your home! Overnight Camps
Rising 7th—9th Graders EcoCamp: Charting the Unknown In the spirit of Lewis & Clark July 26—30 $325*
Family Overnight, Day, and Evening Programs Shooting Star Sleep Out
Fri Aug 13 Starting at $75/family
June 15—July 8 with The Hunger Coalition Free!
EcoCamp: Wild Art Nature through the ERC at the Artist’s Eye Symphony Aug 9—13 Parent’s Night Out! $325* Free! Aug 4, 5, and 17
*Scholarships and Discounts Available!
For full information, call 726.4333, or visit www.ercsv.org!
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Kevin today caught a frog and it climbed into his shirt!
All About Kids
ll About Kids summer camps offer the perfect combination of creative fun, outdoor activities and outcomes-based learning. We continue to develop essential readiness skills while also providing fun and engaging learning experiences. Activities include: The Creative Corner: creates inspiration and imagination for young performers, reporters, storytellers and artisans. Nature Escapes: to the great outdoors, provide a natural landscape for discovery of Hoppers & Buzzers, Bugs & Grubs, and Beaks, Feet and Feathers. Summer Fun: Get cool! Stay cool! As young movers and shakers try their hands at: gooey science, sports camps, and cool-scope creations. No matter what, your little one will have a blast, meet new friends and experience new adventures at All About Kids summer camps.
Blaine County Recreation District
he BCRD Day Camp is your neighborhood adventure program. Located at the Community Campus in Hailey, the Blaine County Recreation District Day Camp offers a variety of recreation-based activities for youth ages 6 to 12 years. The 12-week program runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The BCRD Day Camp features â€œGET OUTSIDEâ€? activities that include swimming, archery, outdoor living skills, sports and games, and gardening. Arts and crafts, and music and drama, are also a part of the camp experience. New activities this summer include off-road biking skills and use of the new BCRD Pump Track. Campers will also experience an expanded tennis program featuring youth-friendly curriculum from the United States Tennis Association. Every Friday, campers have the option to enroll in Mountain West Bank field trips to area destinations including Dierkes Lake, Redfish Lake and rafting on the upper Salmon River. Fees for the BCRD Day Camp are $125 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 788-2117 or www. bcrd.org.
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Boulder Mountain Clayworks
ig Wood Summer Camp offers a safe and loving environment in which your child can enjoy action-packed days in our beautiful Sun Valley area. Age-appropriate activities are planned for children ranging in age from 18 months to six years. Big Wood Summer Camp is staffed with energetic and caring counselors who are trained in both CPR and first-aid. A new and exciting theme is offered each week. Special activities include field trips, arts and crafts, and surprise adventures revolving around a chosen topic. Flowers and butterflies, forest and ranch animals, and music and drama are just a few. Field trips are planned to enhance the weekly subject, with some of our favorites being the Shoshone Ice Caves, Sawtooth Fish Hatchery, and even Craters of the Moon for our older children. Each day of the week is scheduled with its own special activities. Hike Days, Park Days, and an Adventure Day are enjoyed each week. Our older children often take a picnic lunch on their hikes, so that they can spend extra time on our beautiful Sun Valley trails. Afternoon activities include water play, science and cooking projects, and gymnastics. For information on a fun-filled summer for your child, please call 208-726-9053 or e-mail us at: bigwoodschool@ pcbw.org
Letters from Camp:
Today weâ€™re going to go find a jackalope. Love, Susie
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lice in Wonderland comes to Boulder Mountain Clayworks clay camps this summer. Beth Rogers, with a masterâ€™s in art education, will be creating a special clay camp for 7- to 12-year-olds based on the movies and the book, Alice in Wonderland. Our student artists will create tea sets, Jabberwocky masks, perhaps the red queen and her playing card army, and much, much more. The five camps begin July 5 and finish up on August 6. The tuition is $130 and a limited number of scholarships will be available. Teenagers are encouraged to try throwing clay on the wheel at one of the two beginner throwing classes offered by Boulder Mountain Clayworks this summer. Students will build mugs and pitchers and participate in National Cup Day while learning basic throwing techniques. Classes will be held the weeks of July 19 and August 2. For the first time, Zach McStay works on a project at Boulder Mountain Boulder Mountain courtesy photo Clayworks. Clayworks is offering an intermediate clay class for teenagers. This class meets the week of July 26 and will concentrate on size and culminate in a tea set. More detailed information about the summer program can be found on the Boulder Mountain Clayworks Web page, bouldermtnclay.com, or by calling 208726-4484.
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It takes a long time to become young.
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Miss Laura’s Child Care 900 North Leadville – Ketchum
Dedicated to providing your toddler or preschooler with a safe, nurturing and loving environment while enhancing their imagination and creativity. Your child learns through play, art, music, crafts and companionship.
Fully equipped center State licensed day care SAFE SECURE DEPENDABLE
Open 8am – 6pm Toddlers & preschoolers – Ages 2-5 Afterschool Care – Ages 5-8
OPENINGS AVAILABLE! C Reserve Now for Summer!
Alice in Wonderland Explore Alice’s World in Clay Summer Clay Camps for Kids
July 5 - 9, 12 - 16, 19 - 23, 26 - 30 August 2 - 6 and 9 - 13 9:30 am to 12 pm Open to kids ages 7 - 12 • Tuition: $130 a scholarship per class available
Teenage Throwing & Beginning Throwing July 19 - 23 & August 2 - 6 1:30 to 4 pm Open to middle school & older • Tuition: $150
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amp Boing! is Blaine County’s premier adventure into the joy of sport, the fun of creative expression, the wonders of the outdoors, and the journey through foreign language. In addition to daily gymnastics classes, the Wood River Gymnastics Academy and Wood River Academy of Early Learning are teaming up with area specialists and businesses to offer campers a broad range of experiences, including everything from music to dance to arts to Spanish to crafts to French to yoga to weekly field trips… and fun, fun, fun! Our mission is to enable campers to discover hidden talents and strengths; to grow confidence and self-worth; to grow hearts that embrace positive values; to grow healthy bodies and minds; and to develop lasting relationships with peers and adults alike. Camp Boing! is packed full of gymnastics classes. Campers can advance their gymnastics skills quickly with a gymnastics class every day—you will be amazed at what your little camper learns! Weekly themes and planned activities provide children with a summer of fun and enrichment. Daily activities vary with weekly themes. Pick and choose the camp and theme that best suits your child or enroll for all of the weeks of summer! WRGA is the Valley’s only gymnastics club with the distinction of being a USA Gymnastics Member Club, with all our coaches holding the highest certifications and experience in coaching gymnastics. Many staff members hold teaching certificates, firstaid certification, CPR certification, wilderness training and USAG safety certification. This camp is the most fun you can have without getting sunburned, so beat the heat with Camp Boing!
Letters from Camp:
Yesterday I went swimming for six hours and when I got out of the water I was all wrinkly. Love, Billy
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young
Camp It Sports
uiksilver/Roxy Tennis Camps are coming to Sun Valley this summer! These camps are geared for kids 7-18 years old. All levels are welcome. Ross Duncan, former University of Oregon assistant coach and former standout at UCSB and Pepperdine, is the camp director. He has years of experience coaching and teaching youth. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will be having fun and learning! Dates are August 9-12, August 16-19 and August 23-26. Camp times are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $425. Visit us at www.campitsports.com for more information.
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or more than 50 years, Camp Perkins’ nonprofit ministry has provided traditional summer camp programs kids know and love, including swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, and climbing, as well as specialized camps focused on fly fishing, photography, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, art, and a ridges backpacking ministry. Camp Perkins also offers week and weekend camps for families! We offer a practical and affordable alternative to traditional vacations. Situated in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Camp Perkins is a place set apart to experience a safe outdoor experience with your family in the beauty of creation. It is the desire of Camp Perkins to see every child given the opportunity to go to camp. Camp Perkins continues its tradition by offering camperships to all children who would like to attend a summer camp but do not have the financial means to do so. For more information, visit www.CampPerkins.org
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Yoga for Kids
Yoga is an amazing tool that is not just for adults. A yoga practice can help children experience great health, energy, mental clarity, and overall vitality. It increases balance, flexibility, stamina, and poise. Long-time yoga enthusiast and local Yoga instructor Victoria Roper will introduce kids to this lifetime practice, and show them how fun yoga can be, as they bend and stretch and reach! Section code: YPED 021 BO1 • Monday-Thursday • June 21-24 9:00 – 10:30 am • Room BCRD Fitness Studio • Tuition: $65 •••••••••••••• LANGUAGE ••••••••••••••
French Camp 1 (3rd-7th grade)
Voulez-vous parler français? Come to French Camp and start your French-speaking experience! Students will learn basic vocabulary, how to introduce and talk about themselves, and how to count. Geography and culture of French-speaking countries are also covered. Songs, games, and projects make learning fun! Snacks provided each day to help provide an appreciation of French cuisine. Please bring a folder and pencil to camp. Elise Bingham is a certified French teacher. Section code: YLNG 005 BO1 • Monday-Friday • July 26-July 30 9:00-11:00 a.m. • Room 512 •Tuition: $90 (book and CD’s incl.)
French Camp 2 (3rd-7th grade)
Parlons français! Continuing where Camp I left off, Camp II brings more learning and more fun. Additional vocabulary includes food, colors, and weather. Students learn more phrases and questions for having conversations. Instructor Elise Bingham will continue her curriculum through songs, games, and projects (and snacks!). Please bring a folder and pencil to camp. Section code: YLNG 005 BO2 • Monday-Friday • August 2-6 9:00-11:00 a.m. • Room 512 • Tuition: $90 (book and CD’s incl.)
In the summer months, the CSI Blaine County Center expands its programs to include camps and workshops for schoolchildren. Kids can experience the excitement and fun of learning from experienced teachers in small class settings. To register for a College for Kids class, visit the CSI office at the Community Campus in Hailey, or call 788-2033.
Spanish Camp (3rd-5th graders)
This summer language camp is designed for upper-elementary schoolchildren will little or no Spanish language background. The students will focus on language basics, including the alphabet, numbers, and useful conversational phrases. The kids will do lots of activities to build their knowledge through games, art, movement and more. Topics will include favorite activities, good, and individual characteristics. Victoria Roper is a certified Spanish teacher who has lived and traveled extensively in Spanishspeaking countries. Section code: YLNG 001 BO1 • Monday - Thursday • June 21-24 10:45 to 12:00 p.m. • Room 512 •Tuition: $75 •••••••• NATURE AND SCIENCE ••••••••
Ants and Plants with Ann Christensen (2nd-6th graders)
Ann is back with a Wood River Valley summer favorite! Kids should get ready to get dirty in this class in the search for fascinating bugs and plants. They will embark on a series of field trips to explore various natural communities and the creatures that inhabit them. As they visit rivers, forests, ponds, meadows, and sagebrush areas, they will learn about botany, geology, ecology, and more from beloved local naturalist Ann Christensen. This class is a must to introduce children to the wonders of our great outdoors. Space is limited to 10 students. Each child should bring a sack lunch and appropriate outdoor gear each day. Section code: YSCI 007 BO1 • Monday-Thursday • July 12-15 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. • Meet at Hemingway Elem. • Tuition: $65
For more information contact the CSI Blaine County Center at 788-2033 or www.csi.edu/blaine
CSI @ CSI
It’s back! Kids, you get to be the detective. You’ll get to go to the scene of an imaginary crime and learn how to problem-solve to close the case. You will learn the proper procedures for collecting evidence and taking documentary photographs as you develop theories for what took place in the “mock” crime scene. Also, you’ll learn how to apprehend (handcuff!) and fingerprint the suspect. Your instructor, Tracy Perreira, works at the crime lab for the Twin Falls Police Department. Section code: YSCI 005 BO1 • Thursday and Friday • June 9-10 9 a.m.-noon • Room 404 • $65 (incl. materials)
Green Science Camp for Kids
According to Kermit the Frog, it’s not ‘easy being green.’ But nowadays we hear a lot about ‘going green.” So what does GREEN really mean? In this three-day class, kids will mix, measure, dissect, build and break apart science of photosynthesis in order to discover the essence of green – from plants to chemical reactions, light energy, the environment, and more. This class will be taught by former high school biology teacher Julia Kinsey, M.A. Session 1 (1st-3rd graders) Section code: YSCI 012 BO1 • June 15-17 • Tuesday - Thursday 10 am – noon • Room 404 • Tuition: $60 Session 2 (4th-6th graders) Section code: YSCI 012 BO2 • June 15-17 • Tuesday-Thursday 1-3 pm • Room 404 • Tuition: $60
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Youth has no age.
The Community School
ummer at The Community School offers kids the chance to explore the world and expand their horizons, both inside the classroom and in the outdoors. We offer a complete range of academic and enrichment course options for kids from elementary through high school, as well as unique outdoor education courses and trips. Some academic offerings can be completed for school credit. This summer’s courses include Wilderness First-Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Middle School and High School Study Skills, PSAT/SAT Prep, English, History, Math, Spanish and more. We also offer camps for kids ages 4-5 and 6-8 with sessions running throughout the summer. All courses, trips and camps are open to the public. For more information, a complete course directory and registration information, please visit our Web site at www.communityschool. org/programs/summer_school/index.aspx or contact Program Director Phil Huss at email@example.com
CSI–Blaine County College for Kids
o your kids like bugs? Do they want to speak another language? Are they junior detectives? In the summer months, the CSI Blaine County Center expands its programs to include camps and workshops for schoolchildren. Kids can experience the excitement and fun of learning from experienced teachers in small class settings. French camp, Spanish camp and CSI @CSI are just some of the choices. TO REGISTER FOR A COLLEGE FOR KIDS CLASS, visit the CSI office at the Community Campus in Hailey, or call 788-2033. Register early! The classes have enrollment limits.
Little River Preschool 511 South Main St/Hailey, ID 83333
Summer Camp starts Monday, June 7th Space is still available, Enroll Soon!
* Camp Schedule 8:30am to 11:30am Daily * Extended Care 11:30am to 5:30pm Daily * 12 Fun-Filled Theme Weeks * Ages 3 to 5 Years Old * Qualified Educational Staff * Idaho State Licensed
Application & Enrollment Information call 788-7702
Serving the Valley’s Children for 15 years
Letters from Camp:
Today I caught a frog and it climbed in my shirt! Love, Jacob
Quiksilver / Roxy Tennis Camp Presented by
Quality Instruction From Current College Coaches & Professionals For camp dates and registration information Contact: 1-800-681-3877 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
USC San Diego (Balboa Tennis Club) University of Pacific UC Davis University of Washington Eastern Washington University Boise State University Bend, OR Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR) Albany, OR (Albany Tennis Club) Sun Valley, ID
Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark, that you always carry in your heart.
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