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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


Grown aPPétit

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: 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.

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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

Wild Lunch

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!

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Kevin today caught a frog and it climbed into his shirt!

All About Kids

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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 “GET OUTSIDE� 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.

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All too often we give young people cut flowers; but we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.

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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@

Letters from Camp:

Today we’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 master’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,, or by calling 208726-4484.


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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

Camp Boing!

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

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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 for more information.


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Camp Perkins

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

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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


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

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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

CampIt Sports

Quality Instruction From Current College Coaches & Professionals For camp dates and registration information Contact: 1-800-681-3877 Email:


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

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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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8E:<8DG Fun, 5 day dance program

June 21–25 or July 12–16 • ages 7–9 • 9–2:30

Footlight Dance Centre

Community Campus Studio

1050 Fox Acres, Rd., Hailey • 578-5462


Make Waves at the Hailey Public Library 2010 Summer Reading Incentive Program for students entering 1st - 8th grade in the fall. !


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Environmental Resource Center

elcome to Summer with the Environmental Resource Center. Know your home! Love your home! Warm days, cool nights, and mountains serve as the backdrop for our Valley’s centerpieces: creeks, rivers, sagebrush, forests, wildlife—and you!  We invite you to take an active role in connecting with our amazing Valley this summer. The Environmental Resource Center is committed to providing fun and meaningful experiences for children and families through our day, evening, and overnight adventures. Each program focuses on environmental education—nature and science, and our role within it.  At our programs’ end, you’ll have a deeper connection to our Valley, a better understanding of its natural phenomenon, and an understanding of how we impact all of this—and what we

Letters from Camp:

Don’t worry. We do regular camp stuff. Love, Jennifer

can do to help sustain the Valley we love. Our programs—especially our overnight camps—are a bit different from a typical camp. We achieve our goals by spending days in the field with experienced teachers. Each day builds on the knowledge and discoveries made the day before, allowing participants to expand and apply newly-gained expertise. We also keep our group sizes small so that we can create a sense of community among participants. We create meaningful, hands-on experiences that draw on your child’s (and your!) imagination and love of play to help them discover and learn about the natural world.  Summer will be here before you know it, and we can’t wait to share it with you!  Discounts and scholarships keep our camps affordable.  Interested?  Call 726-4333 or visit

Registration: June 7-12 • Program will run from June 14- August 4 • Prizes can be earned for completing reading goals • Wet & Wild Fun Finale at Cutter’s Park August 6th, 1-3 p.m. Games, drawings and snacks! A Hailey Public Library card is required. Please call 788-2036 for more information

Camp Perkins S a w t o o t h M o u n t a i n s , S t a n l e y, I D

Camp Perkins has something for everyone…

Swimming, Biking, Archery, Climbing Tower, Arts & Crafts, Fly Fishing, Backpacking, Photography, Horseback Riding, Games, Campfires & MORE! We even have family camps! Camp Dates: June 13 - August 6 Cost: $270-$350 Scholarships available!


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Footlight Dance Centre

ootlight Dance Centre—a place to find joy in movement. See the annual spring performance, “The Wizard of Oz,” May 15–16 at the Community Campus Theater in Hailey. Then, plan to dance during the summer at one of the many workshops: Dance in the Mountains, June 14-18—dance intensive for intermediate and advanced dancers with guest teachers in ballet, pointe, jazz and hip hop; ages 12 and older. DANCEcamp, June 21–25 or July 12–16—a one-week camp for students entering grades 2-4 in the fall. Cecchetti Ballet, for serious ballet dancers 9 years and older, July 5–9. Summer Ballet & Pilates, July 19–August 4, ages 12 years and older. Fall Dance Refresher, August 16–20, for intermediate and advanced dancers. For over 25 years, Footlight Dance Centre, under the direction of Hilarie Neely, has provided classes, summer workshops, a performance company and guest instructors from outside the area. Footlight’s staff comes from professional performing backgrounds and brings the finest in training for dancers of all ages. Call 578-5462 for more information and registration.


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Summer Music Camps Rock & Roll Camps for Girls and Boys F • Week long Rock & Roll Camps

• 2 week long Rock & Roll Camps • 6 week/ one afternoon a week camps ENEW • Diva camps for girls NEW


Fast, Fashion & Fun ENEW

Music n’ Me/ Notes Music 788-3348 Now in KETCHUM & HAILEY!

art, farm, garden & Primitive wilderness skills June 21–August 20 • Ages 4–12 Morning, Afternoon & Full Day available

In addition to our art, farm & garden camp we are also offering these Specialty Camps for 7–12 year olds:

All Day Parade Camp

June 21–July 2 • 9–12 Year Olds

Full day camp where campers will learn stilting, bike art & perform in the July 4th parade!

All Day Wilderness Camp: July 6–16 • 9–12 Year Olds (sign up for 1 or both weeks) August 9–13 • 7 & 8 Year Olds

Plan on being “in the wild” learning survival skills and techniques.


Meet our farm animals, take a school tour and make May baskets for a friend. Preschool (ages 2.5 – 4yr): 9:30 – 11am 4-12 year olds: 10 am-12:00 Programs start promptly. Please register at 788-3170


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Create a whole new wardrobe with 4 items from your closet, $10 and a pair of scissors. Camp concludes with a Fashion Show around town and a Cat Walk to live music at the Spud!

Hailey Public Library

ublic libraries, through their summer reading programs, put books in the hands of children. This is the best antidote for the summer slide in children’s reading achievement. Access to books and library programs over the summer results in more reading which, in turn, results in improved reading skills If you’re entering 1st-8th grades in the fall, join the Hailey Public Library’s summer reading program, “Make A Splash/Catch the Wave.” Come to the library to register during the week of June 7-12. At registration you will receive a summer reading packet that will include your reading log. The program will start June 14 and end on August 4. Enjoy a big party for all summer reading participants at our “Wet and Wild Fun Finale” at Cutter’s Park on Friday, August 6 from 1-3 p.m. There will be games, prizes, drawings, and other surprises. This year we will also offer a summer reading program for adults. Stop by the library for more information, or call 7882036.

Music n’ Me


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To Register & for more information

When I grow up I want to be a little boy.

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Kinder Welt Preschool

inder Welt is the only preschool of its kind. Our focus is to involve children in the community while encouraging learning.  We have arranged visits by the Bellevue Fire Department; weekly storytime at the Bellevue Public Library; ceramic painting at the Bella Cosa Studio; a school year music class; and even pumpkin picking at Webb Landscape.  School pictures are an annual event as well for all the attending children.  Also included is a children’s summer yoga class and a curriculum that advances a child’s confidence and expands their knowledge.  The summer is the best time to witness everything Kinder Welt has to offer.   Kinder Welt Preschool and Daycare LLC is owned and operated by Cheryl Zimmerman.  Prior to founding Kinder Welt, Zimmerman taught preschool for years at various locations.  After learning how precious a child’s education truly was, she wanted to offer the Valley something different and affordable.  All of the things Kinder Welt represents are designed with one concept in mind—family.  We created a preschool and daycare where all parents are treated with respect and recognition that life is full of adventure.  Due to this philosophy, Kinder Welt’s first year has been a resounding success.  


Little River Preschool

ittle River Preschool is entering its 15th 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 preschool’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 Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Idaho, Happy Birthday USA, Growing a Garden, The World of Insects and Bugs, Yahoo Buckaroo Cowboys & Cowgirls, A Tropical Paradise, A Pirate’s World, The Beauty of Colors, 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 2010! The preschool is also accepting applications for the upcoming 2010/2011 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.

The first 3 kids to call us with the first verse of Camp Grenada win Buzz to take with them on their summer journeys: 928-7186

summer 2010

Letters from Camp:

kids' classes

Did you know s’more is a food group?

doing art together art camps arts & crafts festival Summer Art Camps in Hailey with Diana Sharpless

Love, John

Kinder Welt • Preschool & Day Care • w/Cheryl Zimmerman

Including: After-School Care Program for 5–10 years


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Summer yoga

ms. Patty’s Summer reading water adventures Summer Crafts Trips to the Park Field Trips music 117 Chestnut, Bellevue • 720-0606

Week 1: Mon-Fri, Jul 19-23, 9am-noon (ages 5&6) Mon-Fri, Jul 19-23, 2-5pm (ages 7-10) Week 2: Mon-Fri, Jul 26-30, 9am-noon (ages 5 & 6) Mon-Fri, Jul 26-30, 2-5pm (ages 7-10) at The Center, Hailey $190 / $215 non-members An extended day option is available through the Blaine County Recreation District. For more details please call 208-788-2117.

The Center and the Environmental Resource Center Presents ECO Camp: Wild Art

Free Kids Crafts at the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival Aug 13-15, daily 11am-1pm Atkinson Park, Ketchum FREE OF CHARGE All ages welcome. Kids under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult assistant.

Doing Art Together with Zoey Pierce Sat, August 21, 2-3:30pm The Center, Ketchum Age 5+ with adult $25 members/$50 non-members (per person) Registration deadline: Fri, August 6

Call now or go online to register!

Mon – Fri, Aug 9-13 (sleepover camp!) Scholarships are For Students Entering Grades 7-9 available for Early Registration: $375 / Ends May 14 all classes. Regular Registration: $400 Central Idaho 4-H Camp, 17 miles north of Ketchum To register please visit or call 208.726.4333 SUN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

208.726.9491 • in Ketchum • 191 Fifth Street East in Hailey • 314 Second Avenue S.

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Miss Lauraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childcare

iss Lauraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childcare gives children the chance to truly enjoy summer. It is a gently structured adventure that allows children to play, interact with other children, and have fun, while learning social skills, respect, responsibility and creativity. Children strengthen their scholastic and pre-K requirements and have fun at the same time. Toddlers received the encouragement and nurturing they need to help them develop into enthusiastic, confident preschoolers. Days are filled with games, physical activity, music, crafts and imagination. Playing, swinging, sliding, splashing, laughing, climbing, singing, and just downright childish fun are on the agenda for Valley children age 2-5. Summer is a magical time for children and Miss Lauraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has a homey atmosphere with an extended-family experience, in a fully-equipped and certified childcare center. Full-day, half-day and part-time care is provided in a nurturing, educated and cheerful environment. Drop-ins are accepted with reservations. Miss Lauraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has been providing childcare in the Wood River Valley for more than 10 years. A child has only ONE childhood and should be allowed the opportunity to enjoy it. Let your children have fun this summer while learning at the same time. Miss Lauraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childcare Center: 928-7418.

dventure is waiting for you this summer at Luther Heights! Programs include: on-site camps for youth entering 1st â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12th grades and an off-site junior high trails program; senior high backpacking trips and servant events. Youth can participate in swimming, canoeing, archery, group games, a variety of special interest activities, horseback rides, worships and Bible studies. Campers are welcomed by trained college-age counselors chosen for their love of youth, their maturity and their willingness to share their faith and life with youth. Counselors and campers will live together in community for a week, meanwhile sharing a cabin space with 4-7 other youths. Luther Heights offers two family camps, July 2-5 and August 6-9. The weekend includes activities and programs geared specifically for adults and children, both separately and together. Our ultimate goal with each camp group is to establish a Christian community in which people have fun, are inspired, are encouraged to love one another, help and serve one another, appreciate and forgive one another, communicate earnestly with one another, achieve new insights about themselves, and discover Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s influence in their lives. Luther Heights is accredited by the American Camping Association Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. For your assurance, we have voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and have earned a mark of distinction. Visit us at

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Mountain Rides

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ountain Rides can get your kids to camp this summer! The FREE Town Buses are available in Ketchum, Sun Valley, and now Hailey, as well as throughout the Valley from Bellevue/Hailey to Ketchum/Sun Valley. This is a great way to get your kids to summer camp throughout your busy work day! Check out our kid passes for UNLIMITED rides with the Monthly $65, 3 Month $90 or Summer Season for $340. Don’t grab your keys! Cut down on your daily commute and allow us to get your campers to their daily activities!

Music n’ Me

Look for a full Hailey Town Route and Valley Route Mountain Rides Bus Schedule weekly in our paper. This week, it’s in section 1 on page 13 Pre-school summer camps Now Open to Infants & Toddlers Seperate classrooms starting from 18mo. up to 6yrs Choose from 2,3 or 5 days a week 8:30 to 12:30 extended care available


Splish Splash into fun with us!

Campers will explore through:

• Creative arts • Music & instruments • Puppet theatre • Pottery & clay • Sewing • Science experiments • Live animals • Bug Zoo • Nature walks • Gardening • Cooking • Swimming lessons • Outdoor adventures • Field trips • Wacky water & sensory exploration

Come in and tour our newly remodeled school on April 15th at 6:30 for our open house 715 N. Main #A in Bellevue • 788-5780

Music n’ Me will be offering a wide variety of activities this summer. As usual, we will continue with our year-round programs of piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocal and school of rock that occur on a weekly basis. New to this year’s lineup will be: Music Jamzz 2010.  This is a two-week rock and roll camp for boys and girls, ages 6-11, who want to put a band together and perform.  They will form a band, name it, do a photo shoot for a poster and then perform live at The Wicked Spud in Hailey. We also take all levels, from beginners to more advanced. Both morning and afternoon camps are offered this year, and all prices have been reduced. Diva Camp for Girls:  Same as the Music Jamzz, but for girls only, with the current hottest new hits. Performance at The Spud. One Week Diva Camps:  Same as Rock Camps, but only one week at a time. Performance at The Spud Six-Week/One-Day-A-Week Camps: This is for kids who have many other things going on, but would still like to participate in a band and can do so if it is a lateafternoon, one-day-a-week camp.  Performance at The Spud. Fast Fashion, Fun and Music:  Kids bring $10 to thrift shop, a pair of scissors and four things from their closet to create a whole new wardrobe, after which there will be a fashion show around town, culminating in a cat walk at The Spud with live music from Music n’ Me.

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One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

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Sawtooth Botanical Garden


ummer is closer than you think, so now is the opportune time to start planning your activities! Have your kids come to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to have a wonderful time playing outside while learning valuable garden-based lessons during our Summer Garden Camps. We are offering three themed sessions running throughout June, July and August. There are six classes in a session held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June’s session, titled “Flower Power,” will run from June 14-30 and will focus on soil, seeds, the anatomy of flowers and the life cycle of plants. During “Pollination—It’s the Buzz!” from July 12-28, your nature enthusiasts will explore the science of pollination. Don’t miss “Grown Appétit” from August 2-18, where children will harvest herbs and vegetables from the Garden and then cook meals, such as stir-fry and pizza. If your youngsters are between the ages of 4-10, sign them up for one day or all three sessions! Prices for members are $25/day or $125/session (6 classes), nonmembers are $35/day or $175/session with 20 percent off for multi-child families. Confidential scholarships are available. The SBG staff is CPR/first-aid certified. If you’re a working parent, don’t fret! We’ve collaborated with the Blaine County Recreation District to make things as convenient as possible for you. After Garden Camp has ended for the day, you can register with the BCRD to continue the fun. To register or for more information, contact Teresa @ 726-9358 or


Steppingstone School

teppingstone School has served our community’s children for 20 years, providing academic and creative programs in a fun, family-like and nurturing environment. Our primary mission is to encourage curiosity, a love of learning, and the skills necessary to excel! Creativity is fostered to enhance the development of critical thinking and self-esteem. We are proud of our proven history of success! Graduates are well prepared for success in elementary school and beyond. Small classes and one-on-one tutoring provide the best possible learning experience. We offer classes for twoyear-olds through kindergarten. Our entry level is a wonderful opportunity for great beginnings through focused play and learning activities that develop attention spans, problem solving, imagination, and social skills in a playful, loving environment! Steppingstone Summer Camps run from June 7th through August 13th with 10 one-week camps, each with a different theme. Children ages 3-6 engage in age-appropriate activities with lots of exciting outdoor adventures. Our educational and fun camps art • music • practical life • language arts • science • free play • movement keep both minds and bodies active and happy! Owner/director Lynn Hino graduated with a double major in exploring, learning and summer fun! Our Summer Camp is designed to keep bodies education and sociology and a minor in art. With over 30 years’ experience teaching pre-K through sixth-grade, Lynn has develbusy and minds moving while providing a safe and loving environment where little oped the well-balanced educational and enrichment programs for ones feel free to explore, learn and most importantly, PLAY. (18 months–5 years) which Steppingstone School is known. The Wood River Valley has been her home since 1974. eco farm & nature exploration • June 7–18 A special thanks to all of the families, both past and present, Nurture your child’s curiosity about nature with this session, which includes who believe that Steppingstone School is the place to entrust the organic gardening, lessons & activities, exploration, & special field trips. education and care of their children!

Valley Montessori Summer Camp 2010 Space camp • June 21–25

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Blast off! We will explore the planets and stars of our solar system and our galaxy. We’ll play with moon goo, red sand from mars, a space station & more!

red, white & blue celebration • June 28–July 2

We will be celebrating the Fourth of July with scavenger hunts, tye-dying t-shirts, summer swimming, hot dog bbq’s, lemonade stands, bubble machines & the american Flag!

Sea, Sand & water adventure • July 12–23

We will explore sea and land for exciting discoveries. Enjoy water play, sand castle creations, fishing and marine life. We’ll also create various art projects and scenery.

theatre, muSic & art expo • July 26–august 13

We’ll use song, dance and music to explore theatre and make believe. We will also explore our inner artists and finish with a gallery walk to show off our designs.

Gymboree jump party • august 16–27

Roll, jump, throw, balance, climb and run through a week of fun! We will move our bodies through obstacle courses, parachute games and the all-time favorite jump houses.

208-788-1429 • 1451 AviAtion Drive • HAiley

Letters from Camp:

We’re doing archery today and it’s girls against boys. Love, Juan

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Everybody’s 12 years old in an apple orchard.

Teddy Bear Corner


Sun Valley Center for the Arts


etween July 19 and 30, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will have two weeks of Summer Art Camp (half-days) in downtown Hailey. The weeks will have different projects and are divided up between kids 5-6 and 7-10. Kids will be involved in designing and creating a variety of arts and crafts projects and will share their ideas and artwork with the group. Kids will be introduced to a variety of art media, including drawing, painting, textiles and collage, while having the freedom to express themselves as they choose. Every child will take with them new skills, personalized artwork and great memories. From August 9-13, The Center is teaming up with the Environmental Resource Center to present “ECO Camp: Wild Art.” This overnight camp is Monday through Friday and will be a unique intersection of art, nature and science. Daily art workshops will be complemented by the study of ecology, geology and natural history. A great drop-in opportunity for everyone—that is free—is the free kids craft area at the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival. Parents can bring their kids to the festival and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, the craft area will be open! Kids under 8 must have a parent with them in the craft area. Doing Art Together is a summer favorite and will be held August 21. This parent/child class will explore the Pop Art movement and Andy Warhol. You’ll make screen print designs together for great pieces to take home. Scholarships are available for all tuition-based classes.

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eddy Bear Corner Early Learning Center is a collaboration of dedicated teachers and talented artists, committed to providing superior educational opportunities and loving care for each child whose path meets ours. Decades of education and experience, fueled by a true passion for children, is the formula behind what Teddy Bear Corner is today. We begin by providing an accredited academic curriculum, taught by fully-certified teachers, for infants, toddlers, preschool and after-school aged children. But because we provide SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST PRESCHOOL, your child will also have the unique opportunity to participate in enrichment classes such as: gymnastics, yoga, dance, art enrichment, music, academic tutoring, and more! As there are so many great choices for preschool and childcare in our area, we consider it an honor to work with the families that entrust their precious children to our care, and we are blessed to have created many lifelong relationships with our clients over the last 10 years. We are now pleased to invite you to our annual Open House, Thursday, April 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where you may meet our staff, look over information on our programs, and enroll your children for fall classes, summer camps, or any of the many programs that we offer. While you’re here, you will get a special SNEAK PEEK into our new children’s gymnastics and dance studio, as well as our child-sized imagination village. There is so much going on at Teddy Bear Corner Early Learning Center and we welcome you to come be a part of it.

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The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.

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Letters from Camp:

I won the skit contest. It was the best day of my entire life! Love, Mick

The Mountain School


or the past three summers, The Mountain School has provided a truly unique day camp experience for Wood River Valley children. Our program provides first-hand experience with our school’s amazing farm, animals, bountiful gardens and outdoor spaces. The Mountain School beautifully balances the outdoor aspect by intertwining arts, crafts and music. Throughout the entire summer, our farming and permaculture programs introduce the students to simple, ethical and energy-efficient living through work with gardening, greenhouse use and animal husbandry.  This practical magic with the school’s resident animals (chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits, a cow, miniature horses, and honey bees) is  a deep connection for the young or older child. The arts program includes: singing, drum talk, cooperative games, painting, sculpture, drama, movement and dance, drawing and handwork. Wilderness skills are developed by archery, primitive wilderness skills and exploring. Come play with us on our trails, small creeks and nearby river environment or find daily changes transpiring in the rich garden life. Our indoor environment is as enchanting as our outdoor environment, with the indoor greenhouse and art room; kitchen for cooking the bounty from the farm and garden; our handmade and natural fiber toys and crafting materials; or playing in the cozy castle or tree house. The Mountain School’s Summer Camp Program has been a success in introducing the school, our idyllic campus and the philosophy of Waldorf education into the community. It provides an environment that sets the foundation for a lifelong connection to the environment and balanced living. For more information about the camps contact Brenda Lyon at or call 208-720-8648.

Swimming Lessons: All Ages Summer Day Camp: Ages 5-11 Climbing Camps: Ages 5-9 & 10-16 Specialty Workshops: Ages 10-17 Blaine Country Recreation District Summer Pool Pass Parent & Kid programs


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When you’re green you’re growing, and when you’re ripe you start to rot.

Hailey Public Library and Teen Tech Week By KAREN BOSSICK


ou often hear of the wisdom of the elders. But this past week it was the young teaching the elders. Four Wood River High School seniors answered questions for nearly two dozen seniors who showed up at the Hailey Public Library with questions pertaining to computers, cell phones, the Internet and digital cameras. The seniors asked about downloading photos, Google entourage, how to organize e-mail addresses, how to set up a Facebook account and how to create a personalized home page offering the top 10 things that mattered most to them, from the weather forecast to YouTube to CNN News. And the teens—Kaili Smith, Rachel Maier, Sydney Brower and John Crotty—answered back, with Wood River High School librarian Geraldine Maniere and Wood River Middle School librarian Susan Tabor-Boesch providing backup support. “They did a wonderful job. They were very patient,” said Geraldine Maniere, the high school librarian.

Letters from Camp:

I’m black and blue all over but don’t worry! Love, Mindy

Students John Crotty at the table and Kaili Smith in the center, standing, were among four high school students who took on seniors’ computer and digital photography questions. COURTESY PHOTOS

The event was part of National Teen Tech Week and was sponsored by the Hailey Public Library, Wood River High School and Wood River Middle School, said Hailey Public Library librarian Jeanie Johnston. The event included a private tour of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ exhibition, “I Spy: Surveillance and Security.” Wood River High School Senior R.J. Forgeon presented a claymation video he’s been working on to members of the

Blaine County Teen Advisory Council (BCTAC) and the United Hispanic Leaders of Wood River Middle School. And Wood River Middle School librarian Susan TaborBoesch constructed a display of old technology, including a record player, filmstrip machine, old-fashioned popcorn popper and electric typewriter. The electric typewriter intrigued the kids, Maniere said. “It was new to them, but old.” twp

Miles of smiles T

he BCRD and Community Partners Once Again Bring “Miles of Smiles” to local children with gift of new bicycles For the third year in a row, a truly exciting opportunity will be a reality for children in need in the Wood River Valley. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Valley residents Brian Ross and Susan Reinstein, the “Miles of Smiles” bike program will be offered again this summer. This unique and inspiring program enables pre-qualified children in need to receive free, brand new bicycles providing them with transportation to school, exercise, an avenue to learn responsibility and safety and a to have some FUN! With the belief that every child deserves a bicycle, Reinstein/Ross will provide the funds; The Elephant’s Perch in Ketchum will provide the fantastic Specialized bikes; and the Blaine County Recreation District will identify the children and distribute the bikes to them. Through this wonderful partnership, children in need in Blaine County will be able to experience the excitement and joy of riding their own bike all around town and out on the Wood River Trail. Kids who receive a new bike will also receive safety tips, helmets and bike riding instruction, if needed. For more information about the “Miles of Smiles” bike program or to refer a child, please call Kris Stoffer at 788-2117, ext. 214.

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school lunches provided daily extended care available until 5:30 Parents are welcome to visit school in progress by appointment.

Summer Camps

We offer 10, one week, educational and fun-filled camps with a new theme each week. Campers will have the opportunity to engage in age-appropriate activities along with lots of fun outdoor adventures. Each of the camps offers exciting hands-on experiences that will keep both minds and bodies active and happy! Monday - Friday 9:00-2:00 • ages 3-6 • before and after care available

The Weekly Paper would like to thank all of our great advertisers who made this section possible.



June 7-11 June 14-18 June 21-25 June 28-July 2 July 5-9 July 12-16 July 19-23 July 26-30 August 2-6 August 9-13

Spanish w/ John David Davidson Magic and Illusion w/ Tom Nash Drama w/ Tom Nash Engineering and Construction Kids Connecting with Nature Weather Science & Computers w/ Tom Nash Music and Rhythm w/ Tom Nash Reading and Storytelling as seen in Insects and Spiders Creativity through Art

For additional information and enrollment, please contact: Lynn Hino, Director 208-720-3085 • • P.O. Box 1027 300 Sixth Street West • Ketchum, ID 83340

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One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.

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Kids Camp and Summer Activities for 2010

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