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These are classes that were announced in the Parents of Teens newsletters beginning March 2004. Of course this list does not include everything the Bay Area has to offer - just what appeared in the newsletter. See Summer Programs for past reviews. Also see Summer 2004 - Kids and Recommendations for Classes & Lesson

Some of these may be full - please check with the particular program you are interested in! The date that follows the title of each program is the date it appeared in the newsletter. (updated through the 6/11/04 newsletter)

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Academic, Reading & Writing


Recommendations received:
  • High School Math over the Summer (April 2004)
    
    Poetry Workshop for Teenage Girls (5/28/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    A friend of mine is running a great workshop this summer:
    ''Sisters of Song''
    A poetry workshop for teenage girls
    (open to girls between ages 13 - 19)
    Monday - Friday, August 9 - 13
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    Instructor Yosefa Raz
    at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
    Fee: $50 (scholarships available)
    To register call 848-0237 X112 or email info@brjcc.org
    ''Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to express your poetic voice
    in a supportive, creative and fun atmosphere with girls from all
    different backgrounds. Poetry workshop includes visiting authors,
    field trips, writing exercises and a community wide poetry reading
    on August 15. ''
    
    Liz
    
    
    Haven Learning Center Events (5/21/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Independent & Interdependent Studies
    A Learning Conversation for Teens & Parents
    facilitated by Claudia L'Amoreaux
    June 15, 7 - 9 pm
    
    Is your teenager interested in independent studies? In this
    interactive learning conversation, we'll explore how to
    create a support structure to help teenagers succeed in
    becoming highly self-directed, life-long learners. Claudia
    will share a continuum of options and choices that are
    working for the teens she mentors. She'll talk about the
    Independent & Interdependent Studies program starting in
    the fall at the Haven Learning Center. The I & I program
    supports teens in independent learning within the context
    of a meta-learning community focused on the themes of
    Interdependence, Whole systems thinking & design, Culture,
    ecology & sustainable community, New sciences (chaos and
    complexity), Visual communication & media,  Performance
    art,  Activism & social change, Social entrepreneurs & the
    social enterprise business model, Social & environmental
    justice, Peace & democracy studies, Conflict resolution &
    dialogue processes, Values & ethics, Philosophy and
    spirituality, and the Inner Game.
    
    $20 for adults. Teenagers Free. By reservation only.
    Space limited to 8.
    Call for info: 510.665.9141
    http://www.learningconversations.com/haven
    
    COMIC ART WORKSHOP FOR TEENS with Haven Visual
    Communication Mentor -- Comic artist John Isaacson
    John Isaacson will lead workshop attendees through various
    comic genres including Gag jokes, Sunday strips, and
    graphic novels.  The workshop will also cover character
    creation, story writing, making thumbnail sketches,
    composition, perspective, value, page design, pencilling,
    inking, book making, and distribution.
    
    John Isaacson has been teaching cartooning for four years
    in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro.  He has self-
    published the mini comics Cartoon Animal Channels,
    Battlebeasts doing Battleraps, Air Guitar, Shapeshiter, Do
    It Yourself Silkscreening, and he designs and sells t
    shirts at www.unlay.com
    
    We will meet Thursdays 2 - 4 pm, July 1 - July 29th
    Cost: $150 for 5 sessions
    Materials: please bring a sketchbook to the first day of
    class
    Location: Epic Arts, 1923 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley
    To register: contact johnisaacson@hotmail.com or call
    510.649.1349
    Space is limited. Pre-registration suggested.
    
    Haven Learning Center, West Berkeley
    
    
    Summer Writing Workshop for teens. (5/4/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    Classroom Matters is proud to present our intensive summer
    writing program. Taught by seasoned and certified English
    teachers, this writing program promises to prepare students
    ages 12-16 to write better, more cohesive essays in just
    two short weeks. Please note: Space is limited!
    
     The program runs from August 9-19.
     Classes meet three hours a day, Monday-Thursday from 10:00
    AM-1:00 PM at Classroom Matters in Berkeley, CA.
     Minimum enrollment is eight students, maximum per section
    is 15 students.
     Tuition is $450.
     Space is limited, please call us at 510-540-8646 or email:
    info AT classroommatters.com.
    
    Molly Gales
    
    

    Arts & Crafts


    
    
    ART CLASSES FOR YOUTH 11-15 (5/12/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    ANIMATION/CARTOONING
    Marc covers cartooning techniques & traditional formats as
    well as newer cutting edge 3D CGI. For nearly a decade he
    has also taught how to make & edit animated films on the
    computer. Filming is an additional method of learning how
    to express yourself in a narrative. Marc Bernstein has
    taught Cartooning to boys & girls in the Bay Area for 20
    years. Class size 8.
    WOODARTS
    In the wood studio we will be using a variety of hand &
    power tools to build wood games, toys, & sculptures.
    Students first learn the basics. As their skill level
    increases they are encouraged to tackle more complex
    projects designed to assure a successful & challenging
    experience for their age & experience level. Sheri Tharp
    has been teaching woodcarving for 20 years &
    woodworking/carving to children for 14 years.
    Class size 6.
    Mon-Fri 9-noon
    6-one-week classes from June 21-July 26 @$160 per week
    New Age Academy
    2921 Adeline St., Berkeley
    510 848-4664
    
    Sherilyn 843-8537
    
    
    
    Art Camp for Girls (5/12/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    We still have a few spaces in ''Pleiades' Palette'' Art Camp
    for Girls (located in El Cerrito) for the weeks June 21-25,
    June 28-July 2, July 5-9, and July 12-16.  We present the
    work of two women artists each week as the inspiration for
    the campers' own creations. The girls experiment with
    several different media and techniques. The ages of our
    campers are 6 - 14. The cost per week is $320.  A small
    amount of financial assistance is available. Call or e-mail
    if you would like a flyer. Laura (510 526-6580)
    
    laura.r AT sbcglobal.net
    
    
    
    Art Yowza = Bold Creative Fun! (5/28/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    ART YOWZA, Alameda?s creative summer camp, starts June 21.  We have
    amazing one week sessions; 9am- 4 pm .Themes include:
    
    TEEN STARRING ME, ages 12-15
    -----   August 16-August 20
    
    Use your wishes, thoughts and dreams as inspiration!   We?ll make 
    journals and fill them with lists, sketches and photos. We?ll collage a 
    mirror and mess around with calligraphy pens and paint.   We?ll play 
    with questions about our our favorite things.  We?ll stage a photo shoot 
    and take glam and ridiculous pictures to put in our journals.
       +  also STARRING ME, ages 9-11
    
    FANTASTIC FANTASY, ages 9 -12
    -----   June 21-June 25
    -----   June 28-July 2
    
    Yowza! At this camp you?ll become a wild inventor.  We?ll look at how 
    things are built in the real world and add fantasy. We?ll design fantasy 
    vehicles and dream environments with a dash of magic.  We?ll play with 
    optical illusions,illustrate tall tales and make sculptures with a funny 
    sense of scale.
    
    For more information about ART YOWZA'S Bold Creative Fun: call Rebecca
    Stees at (510) 521-2671 or email artyowza AT yahoo.com
    
    rebecca stees artyowza at yahoo.com
    
    
    Bay Area film summer camp (4/1/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Someone had asked a while back about summer camps in 
    film/video, and there is a new one for teens taught at the 
    Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco. 
    
    It's a day camp, three weeks long. Workshop schedule: July 
    19th - August 6th, Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm 
    
    There is more info on the website--www.bavc.org. Or you can 
    call my sister, Patricia, who runs the program. 415-558-
    2180. 
    
    
    Printmaking for 6th - 8th graders (3/24/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Have a fun, creative week doing INTESIVE PRINTMAKING  with
    local artist,Karen Weil.  She will be concentrating on
    silk-screening and linoleum cuts.
    FOR 6TH -8TH GRADERS (flexible, depending on child)
    MAXIMUM:  FOUR STUDENTS
    
    WHERE: Artist at Play Studio and Gallery
           1649 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, 94709
    
    WHEN:  Session I      July 5th - 9th,
           Hours: 10am-2:00pm,  Mon.-Fri.( One spot still
    available)
    
           Session II     July 12th - 16th,
           Hours:  10am - 2:00pm, Mon-Fri.  (Two spots still
    available)
    
    COST:  $215.00 per weekly session
    All materials included in cost.  Non-toxic material used.
    
    If interested or you would like more information, please
    either email at: printmakerweil at comcast.net
    or call Artist at Play Studio, 510-528-0494 and leave your
    phone number and address on answering machine.
    
    Karen Weil 
    
    
    
    Summer Ceramics (3/19/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    In my Summer Art Camp kids work intensively with clay,
    making whimsical sculptures and functional pieces. Now in
    its eighth year, this program consists of half-day one week
    sessions for kids and teens 6-15 years old. Camp takes
    place in my Berkeley ceramics studio located near the Julia
    Morgan Theater.
    
    There are six sessions between June 14 -August 20
    (different age group for each session). During the week
    of June 28-July 2 (for 11-15 year olds) campers make
    fountains and other special projects. Call for details and
    a brochure at (510) 849-3654.
    
    Dianne Stockler d_stockler at yahoo.com
    

    Camps


    Recommendations received for:
  • Cal Adventures ((3/19/04)
  • Camp Chrysalis (4/1/04)
  • Camp Winnarainbow (3/11/04)
  • Echo Lake Camp (4/1/04)
  • Feather River Camp (4/8/04)

  • Dance


    
    Teen Modern Dance Class (5/12/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Modern Dance Summer Intensive for Teens!
     Performance
    All levels and styles of dance welcome!
    July 19, 21, 23  (M, W, F) and July 26, 28, 30 and 31 (M,
    W, F, Sat) 4 to 6pm
    Performance of student work Saturday July 31st 7pm
    
    Cost: $240 if registered by July 1st  2004, $260 after
    
    Workshop held at Berkeley Moving Arts
    Please send a non-refundable $100 deposit to:
    Ruth Botchan
    Teen Summer Workshop
    Berkeley Moving Arts/Western Sky Studio
    2525 8th St. Studio 13A
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    510-848-4878
    www.berkeleymovingarts.com
    
    Taught by Ellie Leonhardt, MFA.  Ellie has been teaching dance for ten
    years. She is influenced by the Erick Hawkins Dance Technique, Contact
    Improvisation, Authentic Movement, and Dance/Movement Therapy.  She
    will be starting a new dance program this fall at The Bentley School
    in Lafayette.
    
    andersonhuxley AT comcast.net
    
    

    Drama


    Recommendations & announcements received for:
  • Berkeley Rep Summer Theater Intensive (4/23/2004)
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Theater Camp John Hinkel Park (4/23/2004)
  • Youth Musical Theater Workshops (4/23/2004)
    
    Summer Musical Theater Workshops (6/11/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    A few openings still available:
    YMTC Summer Musical Theater Workshops
    
    Youth Musical Theater Company, which recently
    produced ''WEST SIDE STORY'', is holding musical theater
    workshops this summer for students entering grades 7-12.
    During these one-week intensives, WSS director, JENNIFER
    BOESING, will help students develop their skills as
    singer/actors through improvisation, exercises, theater
    games, and scenes from a variety of musicals.  From vocal
    technique and movement for actors, to character
    development and relationship-building onstage, the very
    particular challenges that face a performer when acting
    through the medium of song will be addressed.  There will
    be an informal performance for family and friends on the
    last day of each workshop (Saturday).
    
    Accompaniment will be provided by pianist, Skye Atman.
    Workshops will be held at a private home in north Berkeley;
    sessions are limited to 15 students.
    
    Session I: June 14 \226 June 19
    Session II: July 12 \226 July 17
    Session III: July 26 \226 July 31
    
    Tuition: $300, limited scholarships available, inquire with
    registration.  For more information, call Pam Crane at 525-
    3012.
    
    Pam Crane psodetani AT hotmail.com
    
    
    
    Young Actor's Overnight Summer Camp (6/11/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    The Young Actor’s Summer Theatre Congress
    June 26 - June 30, 2004
    
    This 5 day, 4 night intensive summer training congress is
    specially designed for young actors between the ages of 10-
    17 who are interested in the performing arts. An
    accomplished group of staff, remarkable guest teachers, and
    some of the brightest Bay Area students all come together
    for an unforgettable theatre experience.
    
    On the evening of Saturday, June 26th we will commence at
    the beautiful Camp Arroyo in Livermore, California where
    for the next few days students will be take part in
    intensive workshops with some of the Industry’s top talent!
    Classes to include:
    
    -Cold Reading Technique                    -
    Actor’s Scene Study
    -Dance (Hip Hop, Jazz, and Theatre)              -
    Singing for the Actor
    -Musical Theatre Auditioning                -
    Monologue Workshops
    -Headshots, Resumes, and all That Jazz!            -
    Master Classes (TBA)
    -Nightly Talent Showcases for Fellow Students (Indoor and
    Outdoor Stages)
    
    In addition to Daily Classes students will also have the
    opportunity to participate in  Outdoor Camp Activities such
    as:
    
    -Swimming in the 7500 sq.ft. Pool with large wading areas.
    -Nature Hikes/ Walks
    -Arts and Crafts Center
    -Basketball, Volleyball, baseball, and touch football.
    -Relaxation, Meditation, and morning Yoga/ Stretching
    classes.
    
    2004 Camp Staff
    
    Shawn Ryan, Program Director will lead an All Star Staff of
    10 Teachers, 12 Counselors, and The Camp Arroyo Staff to
    create an amazing learning experience in the performing
    arts for each and every student. Along with the Bay Area’s
    leading theatre professionals, we will also be including
    our Master Class Series this year (Speakers TBA)
    
    For additional information please call  YATC (925) 858-3548
    
    Shawn Ryan mail AT shawn-ryan.com
    
    
    June Storytelling Workshop (6/4/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    Looking for a fun, creative way for you and/or your teen to kick off
    summer?  On June 18-20, Eth-Noh-Tec, a dynamic storytelling duo
    that performs internationally is hosting their annual 3-day Summer
    Storytelling Institute in SF at their home studio (located a few
    blocks from BART).  Eth-Noh-Tec is known for its exquisite blend of
    music, movement and humor to tell stories that touch the human
    heart.  From ancient folktales and myths to contemporary stories,
    they perform Asian and Asian American tales that delight
    audiences, tear down cultural barriers and celebrate our common
    humanity.  At the workshop:  Day 1: let the creative juices flow—
    using song, movement, theatre games, painting and collage to find
    the intuitive storyteller that dwells within;  Day 2— visualization,
    movement vocabulary, character development and shared
    coaching;  Day 3—rehearsing, coaching, supportive feedback and
    final performance.  Bring your own story to work on. Tuition
    includes 3 days of instruction, breakfast, lunch and all art supplies.
    For more information, call 415-282-8705 and www.ethnohtec.org.
    
    
    
    
    Summer Young Actors Workshop (YAW) (4/23/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    In this exciting production program, we offer junior high
    (entering 7th grade) and high school students the
    opportunity to train, rehearse, and perform with a company
    of actors committeed to achieving excellence and building
    a strong, supportive artistic community.  This summer
    intensive will culminate in a production of Shakespeare's
    Romeo & Juliet with two weekends of public performances.
    The program will include swordfight training for all
    participants.
    
    Audition is required (April 24, 10:00 to 2:00, bring a
    lunch and be prepared to stay the entire time).
    Program Dates:  June 14 - Aug. 8, Mon.-Fri. 10:00 - 2:30
    Performances:  July 29 (preview), July 30 - Aug. 1; Aug. 6-
    8 (Fri & Sat.  at  8pm, Sun.  at  2pm).
    Tuition: $705.  Financial assistance, parent work-
    exchange, and installment plans available.
    Location:  Community Theater at Community School of the
    East Bay, 215 Ridgeway Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
    For more information, contact YAW at (510)923-0505, ext.
    102, or YAWofEB at yahoo.com.
    
    Susan Worthing, Program Director
    
    
    
    SUMMER DRAMA CAMP (3/30/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Presented by the Narnia Playhouse at Redwood Day School 
    in Oakland - for students entering grades 3 through 6
    Two 2 week sessions - Session 1 June 21st - July 2nd
    Session 2 July 5th - 16th 
    from 9am - 3pm (before/after care available at an 
    additional fee)
    The focus of the camp will be the production of a full 
    length play to be presented at the end of the session. We 
    have staged many wonderful productions including, ?The 
    Emperor?s Nightingale?, Stinky Lake?, a madcap 
    comedy; ?Damon and Pythis? based on an exciting hero tale 
    from Greek legend, etc.
    
    All of the plays have been written by Doug Cole who has 
    been directing the Summer Drama Camp for 15 years.  
    Fee - $375
    
    For more information call 510-531-5546 or e-mail douglasrcole at sbcglobal.net
    
    
    
    

    Languages


    Questions & Recommendations:
  • Summer French Classes (5/21/04)
  • Summer Spanish class for Teen (3/19/04)
  • 
    Summer Spanish classes for Teens
    -------------------------------------------
    Mariposa Academy offers a summer Spanish program for teens
    in the Berkeley / Oakland / Piedmont / Montclair area.
    Our goal is not for students to\223take Spanish classes'',
    but to become bilingual!  Have fun this Summer and also
    get ahead for the Fall!
    
    Our website has more information, such as schedule,
    updated class availability, directions and our email
    address:  http://www.mariposaacademy.com.  Check it out!
    Saludos!
    
    Yanett Kenney, Director, Mariposa Academy
    
    
    

    Leadership


    
    Social Justice Camp for Youth (6/11/2004)
    -------------------------------------------
    Oakland Feather River Camp announces Camp Amandla!  Social
    Justice Camp for youth.
    
    Develop leadship skilss, express yourself and learn from
    other young people and Bay Area activists engaged in making
    the world a better place.  Check out our website at
    FeatherRiverCamp.com
    
    Terry Cullinane
    
    
    Paid leadership training program (3/19/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Exploring Leadership offers great experience for both
    students who are already in leadership positions and those
    who have that "spark" of leadership potential/interest.  No
    minimum GPA required 
     just the ability to work well in a
    group and independently and to learn in new and different
    ways.
    
    Applications are due April 2nd!
    
    For more information, please see the email flyer below,
    visit our web site at
    http://www.coro.org/coro_centers/sf/sf.html, or drop me a
    line.
    
    Thanks!
    Elly
    
    Elly Matsumura
    Youth Programs Manager
    Coro Northern California
    601 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
    San Francisco, CA  94111
    Ph. 415-986-0521 ext. 105
    Fax 415-986-5522
    http://www.coro.org
    
    ---  Hey, YOUTH!   ---
    
    Ever thought you could
    * Earn $1000 bucks
    * Do an internship
    * Get hands-on leadership training
    * Meet diverse youth from the Bay Area
    * Get the skills and experience you need to make a
    difference in your life and community
    ALL IN FIVE MONTHS?!?
    
    Coro's EXPLORING LEADERSHIP 2004
    
    *** Full-Time in Summer (June 21-August 13) and After
    School in Fall ***
    For current 10th & 11th graders in Oakland, Berkeley,
    Piedmont, Emeryville, Alameda and San Francisco
    
    Exploring Leadership is a program of Coro Northern
    California, a 62 year-old, non-partisan nonprofit that
    offers leadership training in public affairs for youth and
    adults.  Visit the Coro web site at www.coro.org.
    
    Be a part of the leadership journey.  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE
    APRIL 2ND, 2004.
    
    For more information, see http://www.coro.org
    
    
    

    Music


    Questions & Reviews:
  • Rock Music Camps
  • 
    
    Klezmer and Yiddish culture week (4/1/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    KLEZCALIFORNIA 2004: Teens and their families are invited to 
    KlezCalifornia 2004, a 5-day celebration of klezmer music, Yiddish 
    language, literature, dance, theatre, and folk arts.  Special 
    programs for teens include electric guitar klezmer band, youth 
    orchestra, Yiddish dance, papercutting. Jewish Theatre lab with 
    Traveling Jewish Theatre's Corey Fisher. Evenng programs 
    (included with full registration or $5-$20 tickets/evening) include a 
    song-and-dance night, faculty concert with world-renowned 
    musicians, and student performances. Scholarships available for 
    teens and for Jewish educators.
    
    When: June 20 - 25 (Sunday -  Friday)
    
    Location: Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis 
    Street, San Francisco
    
    Course offerings, teachers, fees, registration info., and sensational 
    video from KlezCalifornia 2003 available at 
    www.klezcalifornia.org, or call 415/789-7679, or email 
    info at klezcalifornia.org.
    
    P.S. I'm one of the cofounders of KlezCalifornia and on its Board of 
    Directors. Our son (then 13) came with us last year and had a 
    great time, as did the other teens there.
    
    Judy Kunofsky
    
    
    
    Music Camp for Teen& Adult Musicians (3/5/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    For all those (both teens & parents alike)who always wanted to perform
    in a band, here's an exciting suggestion for this summer.  Eve Decker
    and Lisa Zeiler (teachers extraordinaire & members of the band Rebecca
    Riots)are offering their 9th annual summer musical workshops for
    musicians who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, or sing. Dates: June
    14 or June 21 for kids 9-18(beginning through advanced) **NEW THIS
    YEAR will be an added third week June 28 for OLDER TEENAGERS AND
    ADULTS (intermediate & above)**. Schedule: 10-2:30 Mon-Weds; 10-4
    Thurs, 10-6 on Friday.  In this workshop, you'll work in a performance
    space (Ashkenaz) and a recording studio (Dance Home Sound) in
    Emeryville.  You'll work on cover tunes (music written by others) song
    writing, arranging, and performing/recording techniques.  The week
    culminates with a performance at Ashkenaz and a CD of the pieces
    recorded in the studio.  Musicians work in groups of 2-7 and are
    placed with musicians of similar ability and musical taste. Cost
    $300/one week session. For information about registration:
    contact Eve Decker (510) 655-9338 or Lisa Zeiler (510)845-
    5432.  Last year my daughter had a great time.  I wouldn't
    mind seeing some parents in the third week.
    
    Jeanne
    
    

    Sports & Outdoors


    Recommendations received for:
  • Lake Merritt Summer Youth Rowing (5/4/2004)
  • Oakland Strokes Summer Rowing Camp (4/23/04)
    
    
    Deer Hill Ranch summer camps (6/4/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Deer Hill Ranch summer camps for older kids
    
    Our one week afternoon Outdoor Adventure Camp for ages 10-
    12 and our-two day Teen Challenge programs for ages 13-15
    still have a few spots left!  These camps provide a
    wonderful way for teens to grow and learn more about
    themselves and improve their interpersonal skills and self-
    confidence.
    Challenging, fun activities include our low and high ropes
    course.  www.deerhillranch.org or 925.283.1197.
    
    Anne Holding office AT deerhillranch.org
    
    
    soccer camps for teens (3/24/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Build your skills and your confidence for high school
    soccer.
    
    Taught by Teale Matteson, St. Mary's High School head
    soccer coach and ACC Mavericks evaluator, Pacific Soccer
    Training Camp is fun and challenging. Grouped according to
    ability and age, this co-ed camp is open to beginners as
    well as advanced players.
    
    Monday June 28 through Friday, July 2. From 9 am to 12 noon
    at Fielding Field, 5th and Harrison Streets in Berkeley.
    $175
    To enroll, go to
    http://villagerecreation.housing.berkeley.edu/Form%20Summer%
    2004%20Registration.pdf
    or call (510) 524-4926
    
    For more information, call Pacific Soccer Training (510)
    524-2800.
    
    Teale Matteson tealesoccer at sbcglobal.net 
    
    

    Travel


    Recommendations received for:
  • Children's International Summer Villages (CISV) (3/11/04)

  • 
    
    Culture Immersion Summer Camp in China (4/15/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    submitted by: Xinmei Cai (xinmei.cai at rice.ws)
    
    Dear parents,
    
    I am writing to introduce you to the Roots in China 
    Exchange (RICE) International organization and the cultural 
    enrichment and immersion programs we offer in Shanghai, 
    China.  This year, we continue to offer the 2004 ''Oriental 
    Pearl'' Cultural Immersion Summer Program.  
    
    This 2-week program provides the participants (pre-teen, 
    teen and adult age groups) the opportunity to learn Chinese 
    culture, practice Chinese, and enjoy the sights and sounds 
    of today's China, at a cost of $899.
    
    This is the 3rd year we are offering this tremendously 
    valuable program to those who are interested in the Chinese 
    culture and language.  The detail can be found on our 
    website at http://riceint.org.  Please do not hesitate to 
    email (info at rice.ws) or call (650-366-1085) for further 
    information.  
    
    Thank you.
    
    Xinmei Cai
    Director, Culture Exchange Programs
    Roots in China Education International
    http://www.riceint.org
    Tel: 650-366-1085
    Fax: 650-366-1755
    
    
    
    GESTALT IN IRLAND-- July 25-30, 20 (4/8/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy's annual 
    summer retreat is an adventure in creativity,authenticity, 
    community and self-discovery. Join us this year on 
    Ireland's enchanted West Coast.
    How do I connect with others? How attuned am I to my own 
    needs and feelings?
    How do I live in the world in a way that expresses most 
    fully who I am?
    These are among the questions we will live into during our 
    time together.
    Morning yoga, music and dance, artistic expression all 
    will complement our
    traditional process time.
     
    
    For information please call: (916) 498-0308 or 
    (800) 426-1399 or visit our website at www.gestalt.to
    
    
    Teens Hike Across Spain this Summer! (4/15/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    To any parent who has had trouble contacting us, I apologize
    for any confusion you may have had.  In all of Go Trek's
    postings I included my email and telephone number so that
    parents could contact me directly, which I will list again
    at the end of this posting.  Our trip this summer will be
    from June 19 - July 31.  The total cost for 6 weeks is $2500
    (excluding air fare).  As a non-profit, we do offer
    scholarships based on family need.  Our application deadline
    is 15 April.  If you would like any more information, please
    contact me directly (chris at GoTrek.Org, 510.251.2515).
    
    This summer, Go Trek Learning-based Adventures is taking a
    group of students (15-19 yrs.) on a 500-mile hike across
    northern Spain. The trip is six weeks: we hike for four
    weeks, and explore towns/villages for two weeks.  During the
    31 days of hiking, we average about 15 miles each day.  We
    study/practice the language, maintain daily journals, and
    hike through gorgeous country-side, beautiful Spanish
    cities, and fascinating medieval villages.  If this sounds
    like something your teen would enjoy, please feel free to
    contact us.  There are still a few spots open.
    
    Application Deadline: 15 April
    
    Information: www.GoTrek.org
    Pictures from our photolog: www.GoTrek.net
    
    Sincerely, 
    Chris Randle
    510.251.2515
    
    chris at GoTrek.Org
    
    

    Variety of Classes


    
    Cafe Eclectica Summer Courses (5/21/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Cafe Eclectica is offering a variety of 1-week summer
    courses for teens...everything from DJ lessons, to cooking,
    to improv. and more. All classes will be held at Cafe
    Eclectica in Albany, which is easily accessible by public
    transportation.  Call(524-0245) or email for a schedule and
    complete list of courses, or visit our website at
    www.communitylearningservices.org.  DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT
    IS JUNE 1ST.
    
    Carolie Sly csly AT sbcglobal.net
    
    
    
    Summer Camp for Girls  (4/8/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    A summer camp for girls entering sixth through eighth grade 
    will provide enjoyable experiences in classes focusing on 
    the arts, science, fitness, and technology.  Applications 
    are being accepted for girls to attend a two week camp from 
    June 21 - July 2, 2004 from 8:30am to 3:30pm daily at Holy 
    Names Summer Camp located in the Oakland hills at Holy 
    Names High School.  
    
    Camp activities include: singing and acting in a musical 
    theatre workshop, creating a digital movie, working out to 
    the latest hit music and participating in teams sports, 
    learning the science of what makes things work, and 
    developing artistic drawing talents.  The two week camp 
    costs $500.  
    
    Applications from Nancy Barrett (510) 540-1110 ext 117 or 
    0by email nbarrett at csdo.org.
    
    D. Richerson, parent
    
    
    
    Summer Program Now Enrolling! (3/24/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    The Roleplay Workshop summer program enrollment is now open, for
    ages 10-18.  We have weekly day camps beginning 6/21, 9am - 5pm.
    Extended care is available from 8 am to 6 pm. The cost is $225 per
    week, including a $25 non-refundable deposit.
    
    For further information visit:
    http://www.roleplay-workshop.com/
    
    The Roleplay Workshop began as a summer program in 1989. The
    workshop has grown to become a year round program with after school,
    holiday and summer programs, special events and tutoring
    We are dedicated to providing the best educational enrichment possible.
    We provide a fun, safe place to help motivate and enrich the minds of
    youth.
    We use an interactive storytelling game, called Abantey, to teach
    students math, science and problem solving skills. Players work their
    way through complicated mysteries and dilemmas to create their own
    stories, becoming heroes, and perhaps the stuff of legend, along the
    way.
    The program is ultimately about teaching young adults personal
    responsibility. Playing Abantey allows them to experiment, to succeed,
    to fail, and to learn, without suffering real life consequences.
    
    Rebecca Thomas becky at roleplay-workshop.com
    
    
    
    Community Learning Services (4/15/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    Community Learning Services is once again offering an array
    of week-long classes for teens.  Classes include:
    
    Improv. Theater
    Cooking
    Journaling
    DJ Lessons
    Recycled Art
    Study Skills
    AND MORE!!
    
    To receive a schedule of classes, call 524-0245 or email
    csly at sbcglobal.net
    

    Volunteering


    See Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Programs (4/1/04)

    Other


    
    
    Student Camp and Trip Advisors (4/15/04)
    -------------------------------------------
    If you haven?t pinned down what your teen is doing this summer,
    you might want to call Judy Wiesen at Student Camp and Trip
    Advisors. We used Judy to place our son at a wonderful camp a
    couple of years ago, and her service was a godsend.
    
    Judy offers a free referral service for summer programs (yes, that?s
    amazing but true) in California the US, and around the world.
    There are community service trips both in the US and in Spanish
    speaking countries in South and Central America,  language study
    trips to Europe, wilderness trips in the West and in Europe and
    Asia. She also has information re: college campus programs in
    California, the East, the Midwest, and Europe as well as access to
    fine arts camps, drama and music programs, and general and
    sports camps all over the country. I think Judy is a real find. You
    can reach Judy at judywiesen AT aol.com or at (415) 454-5441.
    
    Lynn Broadwell
    
    
    
    

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