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These are classes that were announced in the Berkeley Parents Network Schools, Preschools and Camps newsletters beginning February 2006. 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 2006 - Teens

Some of these may be full - please check with the particular program you are interested in!


July 1, 2006

Berkeley Mixlab summer camp spots still available
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The mixlab is for students entering 7th - 10th grade interested in
learning
computer-based audio production, music and/or loop-based recording, and
sound
effects (foley). Summer mixlab sessions last two weeks. There are still
openings for
the last 3 sessions-- the application can be downloaded from the
website.
The mixlab runs from 9 am - 4 pm. Campers spend the morning in a
fun-paced
workshop learning new skills, while the afternoon is about applying
these skills to a
creative project. Each day includes a ninety minute lunch and activity
period for
recreation. Each session also includes a day-long field trip to a local
production
and/or recording facility.
We supply all the computers (macs), software, and audio gear. You bring
the
creativity.
http://mixberkeley.com
email Greg Paxton, Director at
info[AT]mixberkeley.com
Greg Paxton

Camp Choice for Beginning Backpackers
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Pt. Reyes National Seashore Backpacking Camp.  The nearby
location is a national treasure with spectacular scenery,
easy hiking, and bountiful natural resources for nurturing a
lifelong love of the outdoors.  Lawrence Hall of Science.
Dates: July 8-13. www.lawrencehallofscience.org / (510) 642-5134
Linda Schneider lindas[AT]berkeley.edu

Camp in backcountry living skills offered by LHS
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Emigrant Wilderness Backpacking Camp.  Nurture a lifelong enjoyment
of the outdoors in this hands-on camp. Campers will practice
navigation,
shelter building, camp stove cooking, knots, and
wilderness safety.  Ages: 11-16.  Offered by Lawrence Hall of Science.
Dates: July 18-23. www.lawrencehallofscience.org / (510)
642-5134
Linda Schneider lindas[AT]berkeley.edu

Cazadero Family Camp - Music and Performing Arts
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There is space in the August 14-20 session  - many schools and
sports resume earlier now, leaving room in Session B where there
is usually none.  My best friend and I have gone to Caz 8 years
running with our kids, who wouldn't dream of a summer without the
creek, the redwoods, the evening jam sessions and campfires and
s'mores under the stars.  Kid City for 1.5-5 year olds is just
fabulous. Older kids have the run of the camp, which is usually
half/half adults-kids. The choices of classes (4 a day) are
inspiring for beginners and advanced --  steel drums, taiko, Rock
band, classical violin, chorus or ''so you think you can't sing,''
yoga, salsa dancing, mystery theater, circus or clowning, crafts
galore, or Goldsworthy-inspired environmental art.  The staff is
world class, the campers ages 1-100 a non-judgmental crowd. Caz
was the Bohemian Club at the turn of the century before the owner
got religion and kicked them out.  Now it's rustic accommodations
in tent cabins or bring your own.  For all those shower singers
and air guitarists and closet artists out there, this is where
dreams come true! (But many of us perfect the lost art of
napping, too!)
jyzq[AT]pacbell.net

Cuisine And Art
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Archway School's CUISINE AND ART COOKING CAMP is a hands-on camp
involving cooking, creative arts, and restaurant planning.  Each
two-week session is celebrated with a kid-created cafe to which
parents and friends are invited.  Sessions 2 through 4, running
through August 18th, are still open to campers ages 6-14.  We are
located in Oakland within walking distance of Piedmont Avenue.
Please call 510-547-4747, ext. 30 for more information or to
request a brochure
Pamela

KEHILLA  MAGICAL WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM
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Kehilla ''Magical Week Summer Program: August 21-25, 9am-2pm,
with optional Extended Care 2-4pm.  For children entering
Grades 2 & 3 in the Fall.  Students will explore Jewish themes,
such as “Magical Hebrew,”  “Mitzvot and Me” and “Torah Time,”
while developing friendships, engaging their imagination and
creativity, and enjoying plain-old summer FUN!  Includes
indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, cooking, stories, song,
dance, Bibliodrama, and Torah in Motion.
*Designed for all children interested in Judaism, regardless of
previous exposure or affiliation with Kehilla.
LOCATION: Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue,
Piedmont 94610
COST: $200 members, $250 nonmembers.  Extended Care: $70 for
members and nonmembers.
TO REGISTER: Visit www.KehillaSynagogue.org or contact Sasha at
Sasha[AT]KehillaSynagogue.org.
547-2424 ext. 100
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLASS? Call Hannah Margulis-Kessel at 590-
6385 or email Hannah_rmk[AT]yahoo.com
Sasha
 
Space Avail. in Summer Dance Camp
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There is still space available for several students to join! We
are currently registering for the following weeks.
SUMMER DANCE CAMP
Ages: 8-11 (experienced and new dancers)
Location: Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dates:  Session A July 10 - 14; Session BJuly 17 - 21
(Students may take one or both sessions)
Session A: 7/10-14 Shake, Erupt and Whirl
Nature inspires extreme movement. SDC explores the forms,
energy and movement vocabulary inherent in natural phenomena
such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and more.
Session B: 7/17-21 Forces of Nature
Move beyond catastrophe and explore the underlying systems of
nature through movement. Explore energy concepts found in
nature’s patterns such as gravity, tides, precipitation and
more.
For more information or to register call 510-644-3629 or visit
www.lunakidsdance.com.
 
Luna Kids Dance kids[AT]lunakidsdance.com

Spot available at Trapeze Arts Camp 7/31-8/4
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We are unable to use our spot at Trapeze Arts Day Camp 7/31-8/4
and would love it to go to another family. www.trapezearts.com
The camp has been  sold out for 2 months so this is a great
oppty for your 6-12 year old to attend a camp with circus and
trapeze professionals, even perform in a show on the last day of
camp.  We hate to miss it this year, it's my son's favorite
camp.  Please email or call me at 299-2302 if you'd like to take
our spot.  Price we paid was $260 but we'd let it go for $200. 
Thanks
Marguerite Young m2myben[AT]netscape.net

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp Session II
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Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp SESSION II still has a
few openings!  Starts Monday, July 17th for 3 weeks 9 to 3pm
daily with 2 snacks served.  Learn to sing, dance and act with
theater professionals!  Enjoy a LIVE professional performance
as the grand finale of ''Aladdin Jr.''! Kids entering 1st - 8th
grades are welcome with generous sibling discounts and some
scholarships available...CALL today to register (510)338-0810
or www.moonlightentertainment.org
Danny Buell

The Great Stories Workshop - July 2006
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Story is one of the fundamental ways we experience life, appealing to
youngest and
oldest, equally. Stories capture us, educate us, and live through us.
We begin with a piece of literature worthy of long attention.
Participants hear the
story, read it, illustrate it, tell it, and act it out, and write it
down. We may create
scenery, costume, and music for our tale. We will discuss what it
means, compare it
to other stories we know, and consider different versions.
Participants will
deepen a love for oral and written literature
find meaning connections in stories
hone reading, writing, and listening skills
expand vocabulary and comprehension
Instructor: Theodore Timpson has worked as a classroom teacher and
performed as
an actor, musician, and storyteller, directing several children’s
theater productions.
He has a B.A. from Harvard and a M.A. in Education.
Limited to 10 participants, ages 7 - 12
Location: Buell Street, Oakland (near Mills College, 580 & 13)
Dates: July 10 - August 4 (M-F, 9 - 12)
Fees:
1 week $150
2 weeks $260
3 weeks $360
4 weeks $440
Call soon to reserve a place: 510 903 1402
theodore[AT]achievehelper.com



June 25, 2006


Kehilla School Summer Program
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KEHILLA SCHOOL SUMMER ''MAGICAL WEEK'' PROGRAM
August 21-25, 9am-2pm
For children entering Grades 2 & 3 in the Fall
Students will explore Jewish themes, such as “Magical
Hebrew,”  “Mitzvot and Me” and “Torah Time,” while developing
friendships, engaging their imagination and creativity, and
enjoying plain-old summer FUN!  Includes indoor/outdoor games,
arts and crafts, cooking, stories, song, dance, Bibliodrama,
and Torah in Motion.
*Designed for all children interested in Judaism, regardless of
previous exposure or affiliation with Kehilla.
LOCATION: Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue,
Piedmont
COST: $200 members, $250 nonmembers
TO REGISTER: Visit www.KehillaSynagogue.org or call Sasha at
547-2424 ext. 100
QUESTIONS? Call Hannah Margulis-Kessel at 590-6385 or email
Hannah_rmk[AT]yahoo.com
Sasha Gottfried

Little House home based Preschool  Summer Session
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Little House
home based preschool program
Summer Session July 10- July 28th
8:45 am – 11:45 am, M-Th
2yr through 6 yr
http://www.littlehousesummerprogram.zoomshare.com
Little House small family daycare is conveniently located near
580 in the Estudillo area of San Leandro. It is a child centered
half day program for ages 2 to 6 year round. The preschool
summer session includes science, art, folk music and lots of
free play.
Email for more information. littlehouseschool[AT]yahoo.com
lic#013418361
Mari

Art Classes for Kids at new Art Gallery -Berkeley
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Expressions Gallery 2035 Ashby Avenue Berkeley, CA.510-644-4930
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
Collage Like Eric Carlyle (Ages 5-9)
Designed to connect children with a well known author and
illustrator.Basic collage techniques. Basic drawing.
1 hour July 15 1-2PM  $20
Windsock Workshop (Ages 10-12)
Children will make their own windsock using mostly recycled
materials.  The objective of this workshop is to teach children
basic sewing, painting, sketching, and design skills, and art of
batik.2 hours ( 2 week long workshop) July 15-22 2-4PM
Price per child: $80
Art from Recycled Objects (Ages 5-9
and 10-12). Kids creating art from recycled and found objects.  
Will focus on 3 dimensional art pieces.  2 hours
July 22     12-2 PM (Ages 5-9) 
August 26     12-2PM  (Ages 10-12)
$40 per session
Call for complete schedule.
KRISTIN LAMB, BFA  expressionsclasses[AT]msn.com  415-710-2016
nan

**Drama Camp in Tilden Park**Monkey Business Camp
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Drama Camp Openings at Monkey Business Camp
Be involved in the creative process of putting together a
play/talent show…all outside! Are you an aspiring magician,
dancer, actor, playwright, gymnast, set or costume designer, or
director? Try your hand at working with a group of kids your age
(and some excellent yet sometimes wacky counselors!) to create a
performance piece outside in Tilden Park. For all kids ages 7
½-10 years curious about working with a group and making a
production: novices and “professionals” alike! The project
culminates in a showing for friends and family on the final days
of camp.  And break up the hard work with a day of swimming at
Lake Anza and some sports and field games, journal making, board
games, and nature hikes throughout Tilden.
Sign Up Now!
July 17-28
The fees, a reasonable $475 for the 2 weeks
Find out more about our programming for 5-15 year olds this
summer and during the school year at www.monkeybusinesscamp.com
office[AT]monkeybusinesscamp.com
Monkey Business Camp

Fun Mosaic Summer Camp for Children
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Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland is offering a great summer
camp session for children ages 7-12.  July 24-28
$350 - all materials provided.  Midmorning snack/juice from
Voila! juice also provided.  Students should bring bagged lunch
daily.
Institute of Mosaic Art
3001 Chapman Street (at Derby; just off HWY 880)
Oakland, CA. 94601
510-437-9899
http://www.instituteofmosaicart.com
Please join us this summer for a whole week of mosaic fun at IMA!
 Kids love our colorful building, light-filled classroom and
giant outdoor garden courtyard!  Instructor, mosaic artist and
children's art educator, Nicole Bertoline, will lead each fun
filled day of projects, mosaic video presentations,
demonstrations and act activities.  Children will not only learn
the history & application of mosaics, but will be able to apply
all of the casual & upbeat presentations to lessons and projects
that will inspire creative exploration with mosaic. 
Please stop by and check out our exhibitions and facilities from
Mon-Fri. 10-6.
Please see our web site for further information:
http://www.instituteofmosaicart.com
Stacy Alexander, IMA Administrative Coordinator

Drama Camp in Tilden Park**Monkey Business Camp
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Drama Camp Openings at Monkey Business Camp

Be involved in the creative process of putting together a
play/talent show…all outside! Are you an aspiring magician,
dancer, actor, playwright, gymnast, set or costume designer, or
director? Try your hand at working with a group of kids your age
(and some excellent yet sometimes wacky counselors!) to create a
performance piece outside in Tilden Park. For all kids ages 7
½-10 years curious about working with a group and making a
production: novices and “professionals” alike! The project
culminates in a showing for friends and family on the final days
of camp.  And break up the hard work with a day of swimming at
Lake Anza and some sports and field games, journal making, board
games, and nature hikes throughout Tilden.

Sign Up Now!
July 17-28
The fees, a reasonable $475 for the 2 weeks

Find out more about our programming for 5-15 year olds this
summer and during the school year at www.monkeybusinesscamp.com

office[AT]monkeybusinesscamp.com
Monkey Business Camp

Great sleep-away camp for horse lovers and others
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I just registered my daughter, age 11, for Oakland Feather
River Camp's Wrangler Camp in July and found out they still
have a few spaces available.  Her friend went last year and
loved it so I thought I'd share the news, though I have no
direct experience myself.  The new non-profit runs their Family
Camp and also some camps for kids in July.  They are very
affordable and I only have heard good things.  Their website is
WWW.FeatherRiverCamp.com
Soon to be happy campers

Junior Center of Art & Science Summer Camp
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We have had a change in our summer plans and want to sell our
summer camp spot for the Junior Center of Art and Science.
For those of you not familiar with the Junior Center, they are
a fabulous organization on Lake Merritt in Oakland. They have
taught several courses in my daughter's Joaquin Miller
kindergarten class. They have been wonderful.
It is too late for us to cancel without losing our entire
payment for the course, however, I have contacted the Center
and they have given me instructions on how to enroll another
child in our place should one wish to buy the spot from us.
Listed below are the details:
Session 2
Age Group: 5-8 years
Course Title: Drawing, Painting & Clay
Time: 1-4PM
Day/Dates:
Monday 6/26
Tuesday 6/27
Wednesday 6/28
Thursday 6/29
Monday 7/3
Wednesday 7/5
Thursday 7/6
Friday 7/7
Cost:$234 (includes all materials and a JCAS t-shirt)
Tiffany Aske tiffanyandbrian[AT]sbcglobal.net

Just 3 spots left at Cal Shakes Theater Camp!
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Last minute:  We have just 3 spots left at Cal Shakes 5-week
Summer Theater Camp!
In this top-quality program, students take classes with vibrant,
seasoned professionals during the morning in subjects including
Acting, Voice, Movement for Actors, Text, Improvisation,
and Stage Combat, then rehearse every afternoon towards a
fully staged performance under professional direction.
Guest artist master classes with Cal Shakes actors, plus
free tickets for every mainstage Cal Shakes show this
summer, are also included.
If your child or teen loves theater, and wants a program that
combines professional training and performance, this is the place
to go!
Contact Jessica at 510-548-3422 x105 or jrichards[AT]calshakes.org
for more info or to register, or go to
www.calshakes.org/camps for info or to download a
registration form.
Scholarships available
Bronwyn Eisenberg calshakes123[AT]yahoo.com

Kids' Carpentry Summer Camps
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Kids' Carpentry 4-day summer programs begin monday, june 26th, at
our home studio site:  Aquatic Park (606 Bancroft Way, Berk.).
We offer 2 classes per day:  9:30-11:00 or 11:00-12:30, for
children kindergarten-6th grade.  Classes are from
Monday-Thursday.  Tuition is $91.00 per child.  We have been
teaching children woodworking since 1982.  Our classes are
year-round.  Kids' are taught how to safely use a wide range of
woodworking handtools building projects from scratch.  Fractions,
applied math, problem-solving skills are emphasized.
(www.kidscarpentry.net)
Michael Glass, Director michaela[AT]lmi.net

RADICAL ROBOTS! - Building Science for Kids
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Discover the excitement of hands-on SCIENCE and ENGINEERING with Mr.
Asper the
Science Master (Elementary School Science Teacher/M.Ed. – UC Berkeley). 
Design,
build, and program robots and motorized contraptions in our fun and
educational
summer programs for children ages 6-12.  Participants are presented
with
construction challenges using Robotix, LEGOs, and KNex building
materials. Projects
include robots, roller-coasters, balloon-racers, ferris wheels,
ping-pong poppers,
robo-dogs, and motorized monkeys.  Experienced builders can test their
skills on a
variety of construction kits including the 6 foot long Crocosaur or the
5 foot tall
Robot Commander!  Located in Berkeley at 1700 Dwight Way.  Two
Different 5-day
Programs Available: June 26-June 30  AM Radical Robotics ($275/student)
from
9:00AM-12:00PM and PM Amusement Park Science ($275/student) from
1:00PM-4:00PM  **Register for 2 or more classes and receive a 10%
discount! –
Noon hour supervision provided!  REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 510-593-6181
or
www.radicalrobots.org
Mr. Asper the Science Master radicalrobots[AT]mac.com

Sierra Friends Camps for 9-14 year olds
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The Sierra Friends Quaker Camp offers children aged 9 - 14
a memorable camping experience rooted in Quaker values of
compassion for oneself, others, and the natural world. Campers
will explore nature, create art, participate in informal drama
and sports and make new friends.
While living at camp, campers and staff will create a vibrant
community of friends and take part in: arts and drama activities,
non-competitive sports and games, fun and physical daily chores,
sharing music, stories and reflection around campfires, playing
and hanging out, and swimming in our pond and the nearby Yuba River.
Campers will embark on two or three-night age-appropriate hiking
and camping trips that will inspire: self-confidence through
physical challenge, appreciation of nature and spirit, skills in
camping and sustainable living, cooperation and teamwork.
Dates: Campers can choose to attend camp for one session
(two weeks) or two sessions (four weeks).
Session I: July 1 to July 15, 2006
Session II: July 16 to July 30, 2006
To apply to camp visit www.sierrafriendscenter.org
or call 530.273.3183 or email camp[AT]woolman.org
sueblue14[AT]comcast.net

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp MONDAY!
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Stage by the Bay performing arts camp Session I starts Monday,
June 26th in Oakland at Holy Names High School.  3 weeks of fun
learning to sing, dance and act directed by Danny Buell, of ''A
Christmas Carol'' fame.  Camp is 9 to 3pm with before and
aftercare available.  Tuition is $550.00 with a generous
sibling discount!  A few spots are open on Monday so call today
for scholarships and availablilty.  Session II starts in July
with some spots available as well...  Call (510)338-0810 or
www.moonlightentertainment.org
Danny Buell

Summer Camps at the Julia Morgan Center
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Julia Morgan Center for the Arts Summer Camps
2640 College Avenue, Berkeley
Go to http://www.juliamorgan.org/kal/summercamps.shtml or
contact Marilyn Stanley at 510-845-8542 ext. 301.
Mad Science Camps
Mad Machine and Robots/ July 24 – July 28, 2006
Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00PM (Ages 8-11)  Fee $205
Crazy Chemistry/ August 7 – August 11, 2006
Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00PM (Ages 6-11)  Fee $175
Into the Garden/ August 21 – August 25, 2006
Monday – Friday  9:00AM – 12:00PM (Ages 3-½ to 5-½)  Fee $175
See www.madscience.org/mtdiablo.
Glitter & Razz Camps
Summer Theater Workshop/August 21-25, 2006
Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 4:30PM (Grades 1-5)  Fee $295
Itty Bitty Arts Camp/ August 28 – Sept. 1, 2006
Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 2:00PM (Ages 4-6)  Fee $295
See www.glitterandrazz.com.
Lego(tm) Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies
The Junkyard/July 3-July 7    *Please note there will be class
on July 4th
Monday-Friday 9:00-12:30/ Ages 7-11  Fee $195
 
Robo Bots/ July 3-July 7   
Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30pm/ Ages 7-11  Fee $195
See www.play-well.org
marilyn[AT]juliamorgan.org

Wilderness Backpack trip for Young Men 14-17
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If you are considering an activity for your son this summer
that will be fun, adventurous, and challenging, please consider
sending them to Project Freedom Quest. PFQ is intended to show
young men backpacking skills so that they are empowered to get
out into Nature on their own as well as begin challenging them
about who they are and their place in the world.
The trip is scheduled for August 6-12 and will be lead by three
experienced backpackers and trip leaders, Eric Friedman, Jason
Gore, and Brad Brown. For further information and all the
details of the trip, please check out our website at
www.projectfreedomquest.com, or email Eric at
ericnfriedman[AT]gmail.com, or call Brad directly at 415-402-7712.
We are looking for a few good young men who are willing to take
up the challenge, fun, and adventure. This could be the trip
that changes your son's life
Eric Friedman ericnfriedman[AT]gmail.com

Young Naturalist Summer Camp: One Space Left!
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''Motion and Potions'' Young Naturalist Summer Camp
No, this is not taught by Professor Snape — but local herbalist
potion-masters
will reveal their secrets when we catch them in their native habitat!
We will
travel daily to different parks and points of interest in the Greater
Bay Area for
hikes and nature study. Our emphasis will be on native California
medicinal
plants, but we will also learn about local rocks and minerals, water
flow and
land movement, and all kinds of wild flora and fauna. Special nature
walks will
be led by experts in medicinal herbology, wild food plants, and
geology.
Our focus is on fun — not academics. There may be a possibility of
overnight
campouts also, for those who wish it.
This camp is for children of kindergarten age and older who love to be
outdoors and have some hiking experience. It is a small camp program,
run as
part of a home-based family day care in El Cerrito. This is a
Waldorf-based and
LifeWays-based program.
The program runs currently through August 11th. We currently have room
for
one child, age six or older. Call 525-1370 for more details/an
application
Colene Turrell cturrell[AT]sbcglobal.net


June 18, 2006

Berkeley Russian School Summer Camp Aug.7 to 18,06
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The Berkeley Russian School (Klyaksa) was founded in 1995. Since
1999, the school has been running a summer camp program.
This year the camp will be held in Berkeley for two weeks
 • August 7-18 in Berkeley (1821 Catalina Ave at Colusa)
Camp will run from 9:00AM to 3:30PM weekdays. The
summer camp program will include: music, dance, drama, arts &
crafts, math, science, Russian history, swimming, chess and
field trips. The program accepts children from ages 4-14. More
information can be found at www.BerkeleyRussianSchool.org
For more information, call (510)526-8892 or (925)939-2234.
Yelena Glikman Yelenaglikman[AT]Juno.com
Yelena Glikman Yelenaglikman[AT]Juno.com

**Drama/Performing Arts Camp**Monkey Business Camp
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Drama Camp Openings at Monkey Business Camp
Be involved in the creative process of putting together a
play/talent show…all outside! Are you an aspiring magician,
dancer, actor, playwright, gymnast, set or costume designer, or
director? Try your hand at working with a group of kids your age
(and some excellent yet sometimes wacky counselors!) to create a
performance piece outside in Tilden Park. For all kids ages 7½-10
years curious about working with a group and making a production:
novices and “professionals” alike! The project culminates in a
showing for friends and family on the final days of camp.  And
break up the hard work with a day of swimming at Lake Anza and
some sports and field games, journal making, board games, and
nature hikes throughout Tilden.
Sign Up Now!
Dates: Two options: July 17-28 OR August 14-25
The fees, a reasonable $475 for the 2 weeks
Find out more about our programming for 5-15 year olds this
summer and during the school year at www.monkeybusinesscamp.com
office[AT]monkeybusinesscamp.com
Monkey Business Camp

ENJOY LEARNING, Summer Writing Workshops
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ENJOY LEARNING
Limited Space Available!
Students discuss ideas and write stories, poems, and essays in a
comfortable, supportive environment.  Classes are held in the
Glenview area of Oakland in a relaxed, spacious classroom with
outdoor access.
Summer Classes: Mon., Tues., Wed. from 9:30-12 or 1:30-4:00. 
Sessions 6/26 through 7/26.
Barbara Joan Tiger Bass, MFA is an experienced teacher, tutor,
and published writer.  In private practice teaching creative
writing for over twelve years, she welcomes students to her
summer classes.
CALL: (510)336-0050
or: ENJOYLEARNING2[AT]A
Barbara Joan Tiger Bass

Reg. extension for YMCA International
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The registration deadline for this year's YMCA ''World Camp'' has
been extended. The new deadline for all registration paperwork,
including payment, is Friday, JUNE 30th.
WHAT: YMCA 'ONE WORLD CAMP'
WHEN: JULY 30th - August 5th
WHERE: CAMP JONES GULCH
COST: $550
AGES: 15-19
DESCRIPTION: Approximately 100 campers, 50 from abroad and 50
from the U.S., will come together for a week of play, learning,
creating cultural understanding and building friendships! The
week includes traditional camp activities such as ropes course,
hiking, horseback riding, swimming, etc.. as well as activities
that focus on cultural similarities and differences.
The Downtown Berkeley YMCA is taking a small delegation of teens
to World Camp this summer to join in the festivities! Due to the
deadline extension, we could possibly accommodate another 2 or 3
campers. We are looking for youth that have a desire to
interact, learn from and share with other young people from
around the world in this exciting environment!
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact our
Teen Coordinator, PATRICK MONTGOMERY at 510.665.3234 or e-mail
him at pmontgomery[AT]baymca.org
Eden O'Brien-Brenner

Rhythm Rocks! Summer Camp (for ages 6-11)
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Wanna Develop Your Child's Sense of Rhythm This Summer?
 We offer a creative, non-threatening musical environment where your
child can
explore and develop their innate sense of rhythm and improvisation,
while learning
about leadership, respect for others and team work.
Sign up for
Rhythm Rocks! Summer Camp
(for ages 6 -11)
at:
 The Jazzschool
(in downtown Berkeley)
June 19-13 and August 7 -11
9 am to 12:30 pm
call The Jazzschool at: (510) 845-5373 to enroll
or visit :
www.jazzschool.com
or
www.rhythmrocks.com
to learn more

Some spots left in African Dance and Theater Camp!
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This summer come celebrate dance, theater, and music at Akoma
Camp!  Children ages 6-10 are invited to join in the fun of
African Dance, costume making, and theater games in a
supportive environment.  Akoma Camp is located in the heart of
Berkeley, near Ohlone Park.  There are two one week sessions
from July 24 - August 4 w/the option of doing both at a
discounted rate.  Please contact Madeleine Rogin at
madrogin[AT]hotmail.com for more information
Madeleine Rogin madrogin[AT]hotmail.com

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp Starts 6/26!
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Come One....Come All to the summer performing arts camp ''Stage
by the Bay'' with Danny Buell (of ''A Christmas Carol'' fame)
directing ''Aladdin, Jr.'' in two 3-week sessions.  Session I
starts Monday, June 26th - July 14th and Session II if July 17 -
 August 4th.  Your students (entering 1st through 8th grades)
will learn how to sing, dance and act in a professional theater
setting taught by theater professionals!  Generous sibling
discounts and some scholarships are still available.  Call
TODAY (510)338-0810 or visit www.moonlightentertainment.org
Danny Buell

The Young Actors' Theatre Camp -
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YATC (www.youngactorstheatrecamp.com)
has 7 openings left for both of our Summer Programs.
YATC is dedicatedto helping each student discover and develop
the artist within through a series of intense workshops and
classes all taught by industry professionals.
This camp is a 6 day, 5 night overnight theatre intensive
training program.
Ages: 10-18 (All Levels Welcome)
Session One: July 18-21 (For High School Students Only)
Session Two: August 14-19 (Ages 10-18 accepted)
(925)858-3548 for Registration information
Shawn Ryan mail[AT]shawn-ryan.com

Writing Clinic
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This is a great place for confused or reluctant writers to
develop a fresh approach!  Taught by Linda Lawton, an educational
therapist and middle school teacher, students will learn how
stories and reports are ''constructed'', using novel techniques in
a small group of 4 writers.  We will meet from 3 - 5 pm on
Tuesdays and Fridays, July 7 - August 1, in Albany.  $500.  One
space is open.  
Linda Lawton easy4you[AT]sbcglobal.net


June 13, 2006


Backpacking program for boys
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Hello,

I am annoucning a new program for 14-15 year old boys that is
happening this summer.

Project Freedom Quest is program for young men that focuses on
connection to nature, spirit, and rites of passage.  On a
week-long backpacking trip, young men will be challenged and
inspired on a sacred journey to discovering self and their deeper
purpose in life.  

Boys are always seeking challenge, and in our urban world, they
seldom find safe and meaningful places to express their desires,
fears and thoughts.  I developed Project Freedom Quest because I
understand the importance of connecting with nature in a man’s
life.  I also feel that rites of passage are essential for young
men to define themselves in the world.

If you know of parents of 14-15 year old boys, please refer them
to the PFQ website at

ProjectFreedomQuest.com

--Eric Friedman
Founder of Project Freedom Quest
Eric Friedman ericnfriedman[AT]gmail.com

Broadmoor Preschool Summer Camp!!! (San Leandro)
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For those of you in and around North San Leandro, please consider a week or two of 
summer camp for your 2.5 to 4.5 year olds. It's a co-op, so one parent will assist 
one morrning a week when their child attends, from 9-11:30am, 5 days a week. 
Cost: $60 per week.

June 19-23: Ooey Gooey
June 26-30: All American
July 10-14: Wild Animals
July 17-23: E-I-E-I Grow
July 24-28: Surf N Sun

This is a great way to get to know Broadmoor Pre-school, one of the best pre-
school choices in San Leandro. Learn more at:

http://broadmoorpreschool.org/summer/index.htm
budnickdesign[AT]comcast.net

City of El Cerrito Summer Camps
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The City of El Cerrito is a great place to spend your summer. We 
offer 10 weeks of fun beginning on June 12th and a special week 
11. We have spaces available for children ages 5-15. Our camps 
include: Castro Day Camp- a traditional camp running for many 
years with experienced and returning staff. Always a popular 
choice for younger school aged children.EC Pathfinders- pre-
teen/ teen camp that includes a weekly field trip to exciting 
locations. Mosaic Art Camp- 10 weeks of all sorts of art fun, 
instructed by graduates from art colleges and those with 
experience in the visual arts. Lego Camp- New to El Cerrito. 
Please note that the price has been changed to $162.50 for 
residents and $172.50 for non-residents. A Different Way to Play 
Camp- a brand new camp, focusing on science fun!
Check out our exciting and new sports camps including 
Basketball, Kampsite Soccer, Beginning and Advanced Gymnastics 
Camps. Summer days drifting Away camp (at Castro or Harding): A 
traditional camp running August 21-25, 2006
For more information about our summer camps please check out our 
website at http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation/summercamp.html 
or call 510-559-7006
Shielaugh sdivelbisssr[AT]ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Fast ForWord  Summer 2006 Program
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Dates: June 26th  to August 4th

Time:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Time Required:  5 days a week for 6 weeks,
		     (preferably uninterrupted)

Location: Convenient location in the Benicia-Vallejo area, to be announced. 

Cost:	$4500 for one student
	$3900 for two students
	$2900 for three to five students

Fees include software ($900+) and coaching by experienced Certified Fast ForWord 
provider.

Ages: 5 years to 18 years

Intake, pre-tests, and enrollment must be completed by 06/15/06.

For more information, please call:	Pam Norton, M.S., CCC-SLP
					                510-919-9966
                                                        pcnorton[AT]yahoo.com
Pam Norton pcnorton[AT]uclink.berkeley.edu

Fencing Camp
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Children with all levels of experience are welcome and 
grouped according to their age and ability. 

Activities include strengthening and conditioning, footwork,
blade work, tactics and electronic bouting. Fencing camp is fun,
challenging, and a great workout! 

All equipment is provided. Sport Fencing Center is located at
5221 Central Ave. in El Cerrito. Camp hours are from 9 am-3pm.
Extended care may be arranged.  The last day features a
fun-filled excursion. The fee is $295.  Youth camp is for ages
8-11. Teen camp is for ages 12-16. 

June 19-23:   Youth Camp 
June 26-30:   Teen Camp

July 17-21:   Youth Camp
July 24-28:   Teen Camp

August 14-18: Youth Camp
August 21-25: Teen Camp
Karen Ladenheim kmartos[AT]sportfencingcenter.com
Karen kmartos[AT]sportfencingcenter.com

Hebrew Afterschool Program for Kinder/Prek
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HEBREW AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM (for kindergarteners and older
pre-K): Stories,dancing, drama, songs, snacks, and fun
learning Hebrew. Taught by an Israeli trained in the
immersion method, who has decades of experience in making
learning Hebrew fun for kids.
The program will be located at Netivot Shalom on Acton and
University in Berkeley. (You do not need to be a member of
Netivot Shalom to be part of the program).
Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m,
beginning September 2006.
Please contact Katya Gerwein as soon as possible at
kgerwein[AT]hotmail.com or 510-883-9561 if you are interested
as enrollment may be closed soon. 
Katya Gerwein kgerwein[AT]hotmail.com

Imagination Kids Summer Art Camp for Ages 6-14
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For the 11th year, Imagination Kids will be offering small sized, 
high quality art camps in a backyard studio setting. Each theme- 
based camp meets five days a week from 9am to 3pm and ends with a 
reception/showing of work on Friday afternoon. 

Schedule of Sessions & suggested ages: 
1: 6/19-23 Famous Artists 8-14 
2: 6/26-30 World Art 6-10 
3: 7/24-28 Famous Artists 8-14 
4: full
5: 8/7-11 Famous Artists 6-10 

Camps are held in Lucy Ames' studio on Cornell just North of 
Gilman in Berkeley. The fee is $340.  Some financial assistance
is available.
In Famous Artists sessions students will experiment with the 
techniques and styles of several important artists. For example, 
create colorful animal drawings in the style of Franz Marc and 
sculptural reliefs inspired by Louise Nevelson. 

In World Art sessions, students take a trip around the world
exploring the cultures and crafts of many different countries. 
For example, create ancient Mayan mosaic masks and paintings 
inspired by Australian Aboriginal art. 

Please don't hesitate to call or email for more information: 
510-527-4777
Lucy Ames lucy_ames[AT]yahoo.com

Lego Engineering Summer Camps
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Play-Well TEKnologies, in conjunction with the Julia Morgan
Center will be offering 'Engineering Fundamentals with Lego'
Camps during the summer: June 26th – July 7th.

Take a ''crash course'' in Demolition Derby, challenge the Battle
Track, build and race a Locomotive faster than a speeding Worm
Drive. Explore concepts in physics, mechanical & structural
engineering, and architecture while playing with your favorite
creations. Children will be given instruction and design
challenges appropriate to their facility with LEGO™ Technic and
System components.  These are hands-on and minds-on camps
suitable for LEGO™ Technic novices to “maniacs.” 

June 26-30, 2006
Pre-Engineering Camp (Ages 5-6)
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm
Engineering FUNdamentals (Ages 7-11)
Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30pm

July 3-7, 2006 (Class will be held on July 4th)
The Junkyard (Ages 7-11)
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm
Robo Bots (Ages 7-11)
Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30pm
Tuition: $195.00

For registration, contact the Julia Morgan Center at
http://www.juliamorgan.org/kal/lego.shtml or call 510-845-8542
ext. 301.  For more information on Play-Well TEKnologies, visit
www.play-well.org
jeff[AT]play-well.org

Living Language Camp - Creative Writing for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp 
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the 
wonders of language and the world around us! Campers experience 
writing and language arts in their full capacities for self 
expression, exploration and discovery.  Through creative 
writing games and exercises, arts, crafts, cooking, outdoor 
activities and guest artists and writers we will gain deeper 
connection to the language that lives in each of us!  We will 
delve deeply into the works of many wonderful authors and poets 
as we create and share our own literary creations. Please visit 
us at www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this 
unique and empowering camp and to sign up for early 
registration announcements!
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th  FULL
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd FULL
Cyrise Beatty Cyrise[AT]hotmail.com

Mills College Summer Arts Program - Still Space!!!
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Does your child love art, being outside, and swimming?  Would 
they love to spend their summer doing new and interesting 
things? Learn more about us:

The Mills College Summer Arts Program still has space 
available!  We offer an arts-based day camp on the beautiful 
Mills College campus.  Our Children’s Program (6-9 years old) 
offers morning classes in art, music, dance, nature studies, 
and swimming lessons.  Our Youth Program (10 – 12 years old) 
offers classes in dramatic arts, computer-based arts, and 
swimming lessons.  All of our campers choose their activities 
in the afternoons.  The activities range from arts and crafts 
to nature hikes, sports and games to science experiments.  
Afternoon recreational swimming is also always one of the most 
popular activities!

For more information, including the registration form, please 
visit our website:  Google Search for Mills College Summer Arts 
Program

We still have limited space for 9 – 12 year old campers.  The 
spaces are filling fast, so we recommend sending in your 
registration form as soon as possible
Megan Miller, Director athletics[AT]mills.edu

Narnia Playhouse Drama Camp
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Drama camp at Montclair School in Oakland has a few opening for 
all three of our sessions. Session 1- June 19-30 (for children 
entering grades 3-7); Session 2:  July 3-14 (Grades 1 and 2); 
Session 3: July 17-28th (grades 3-7) OUR 17TH SUMMER!!!

Focus of camp is the production of a full length play to be 
presented at the end of the session. Activities also include 
theater games, improv, comedy, video, storytelling and work 
sets, lighting and costumes. 

HOURS- 9:00-4:00- Before and aftercare avaialble.
Tuition: Sessions 1 and 3- $400     Session 2-$360

For a flyer and registration information conctact camp director 
Doug Cole at narniaph[AT]sbcglobal.net or 510-531-5546

Limited financial aid available
narniaph[AT]sbcglobal.net

Openings - Berkeley 
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Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child?

We have some openings at the Berkeley ''J'' Summer Day camp! 
Specially for entering 4th grade-entering 6th grade. The ''big 
kids'' will go on field-trips almost every day!! to fun and 
adventurous places.

For more information and to download an aplication form, go to 
our website: http://www.brjcc.org/jcc/camp_berkeley_j.htm
or call Karen at 510.848.0237 x130, karenc[AT]brjcc.org

 
Karen Cagan

Outdoor Art Classes this summer for ages 4-12
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Ilona Sturm, artist and art educator, will be offering outdoor 
summer art classes for children at her art studio/garden in 
West Berkeley. Contact her at blauart[AT]yahoo.com  or 
290-8176 for more information. 
blauart[AT]yahoo.com

Park Day Summer Arts Camp
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Park Day Summer Arts Camp offers a weekly variety of visual and
performing art experiences for children beginning 1st garde thru 13 years old. All
classes are taught by professional Bay Area artists who practice what they teach. 
There are usually openings available throughout the summer but best to pre 
register. We currently have openings in all weeks. 
Starting June 19th
and ending August 18th. Weekly enrollment with full day (8:30am -
5:30pm) or 3/4
day (8:30am - 3:45pm). Web site: http://parkdaysummerartscamp.com
Located on the campus of Park Day School, a beautiful and secure campus
environment
artscamp[AT]earthlink.net

RADICAL ROBOTS! - Building Science for Kids
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Discover the excitement of hands-on SCIENCE and ENGINEERING with Mr. Asper the 
Science Master (Elementary School Science Teacher/M.Ed. – UC Berkeley).  Design, 
build, and program robots and motorized contraptions in our fun and educational 
summer programs for children ages 6-12.  Participants are presented with 
construction challenges using Robotix, LEGOs, and KNex building materials. Projects 
include robots, roller-coasters, balloon-racers, ferris wheels, ping-pong poppers, 
robo-dogs, and motorized monkeys.  Experienced builders can test their skills on a 
variety of construction kits including the 6 foot long Crocosaur or the 5 foot tall 
Robot Commander!  Four Different 5-day Programs Available:  SESSION ONE: June 
19 - June 23 Radical Robotics ($275/student) from 9:00AM-12:00PM and LEGO 
Inventor's Workshop ($275/student) from 1:00PM-4:00PM  SESSION TWO:  June 26-
June 30  Radical Robotics ($275/student) from 9:00AM-12:00PM and Amusement 
Park Science ($275/student) from 1:00PM-4:00PM  **Register for 2 or more classes 
and receive a 10% discount! – Noon hour supervision provided!  REGISTRATION 
INFORMATION: 510-593-6181 or www.radicalrobots.org
Mr. Asper the Science Master radicalrobots[AT]mac.com

Rhythm Rocks Age 7-10 at the Jazzschool June 19-23
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Limited space still available in the Jazzschool's Rhythm Rocks
day camp for ages 7-10.  June 19-23 9AM-12:30PM $200 

The Jazzschool is located in downtown Berkeley at 2087 Addison St.

Jazzschool instructors Alan Hall and Jeff Weinmann gently and
constructively channel each child’s innate sense of rhythm into a
fun and educational musical experience. In a non-threatening
environment, children learn about rhythm, teamwork, respect, and
music-making.

For more information please email Rob Ewing, Youth Coordinator,
at rob[AT]jazzschool.com.

Visit www.jazzschool.com for more information on the Jazzschool
Rob Ewing rob[AT]jazzschool.com

Still a few spaces at CREATIVE STRINGS
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There are still a few openings for the July sessions of Creative Strings 
Summer Camp.
We are accepting non string campers as well...guitar, winds and 
keyboard.
Come learn or develop the art of improvisation in a very safe and fun 
environment and play some ethnic styles too.  In the second session, 
also classical chamber music.
Beautiful art class and lots of fun and games.
Run by an original member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, Irene 
Sazer brings knowledge, experience, and warmth together to make the 
experience rewarding and exhilarating.

July 17-21    July 24-28

director[AT]stringimprovisation.org
www.stringimprovisation.org
510-548-3738

Summer Adventures- Windrush School
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Windrush School 
Summer Adventures Program 
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a wonderful 
extension of Windrush School. 
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool staff, and 
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects, exciting 
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new thematic focus each 
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area and special 
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box construction projects. 
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum children to 
teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without regard to 
gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, color, mental or 
physical disability, sexual orientation, or family structure.

PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS ARE FULL
Session 2: 7/3–7/7
Session 3: 7/10–7/14
Session 6: 7/31–8/4
Session 7: 8/7-8/11
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director Cberger[AT]windrush.org

SUMMER SEWING CAMP
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WEEK-LONG SEWING CAMPS,''SEW MUCH FUN''
Hand and machine sewing classes M-F, 9-5pm,for pre-teens and 
teens ages 10 and up,in my pleasant Albany studio.All levels and 
abilities welcomed.Limited to 5 students per class.
All summer camps are full and paid for , except the week of 
AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 1st.( 2 spaces available )
Weekly tuition is $300-ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED.
Taught by Marianne Henri, a professional seamstress-designer-
artist,with 25+ years experience working with fabrics and 
needlecrafts.For more info, please e-mail me at mjhenri[AT]aol.com 
or call M-F, 9-6 at 510 525-6436
Marianne Henri mjhenri[AT]aol.com

The Great Stories Workshop - July 2006
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Story is one of the fundamental ways we experience life, appealing to youngest and 
oldest, equally. Stories capture us, educate us, and live through us.

We begin with a piece of literature worthy of long attention. Participants hear the 
story, read it, illustrate it, tell it, and act it out, and write it down. We may create 
scenery, costume, and music for our tale. We will discuss what it means, compare it 
to other stories we know, and consider different versions. 

Participants will 

deepen a love for oral and written literature 
find meaning connections in stories
hone reading, writing, and listening skills
expand vocabulary and comprehension

Instructor: Theodore Timpson has worked as a classroom teacher and performed as 
an actor, musician, and storyteller, directing several children’s theater productions. 
He has a B.A. from Harvard and a M.A. in Education.

Limited to 10 participants, ages 7 - 12
Location: Buell Street, Oakland (near Mills College, 580 & 13)

Dates: July 10 - August 4 (M-F, 9 - 12)

Fees:
1 week	$150
2 weeks	$260
3 weeks	$360
4 weeks	$440
Early registration: 10% discount

Call soon to reserve a place: 510 903 1402 
theodore[AT]achievehelper.com

Tree Frog Treks Wild Science Summer Camp!
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Tree Frog Treks Junior Explorer (ages 4-6) and Wild Science (ages
7-12) Summer Camps are now enrolling! We'll host 5 weeks of camp
in Golden Gate Park and 3 weeks in Piedmont Park in Oakland. Meet
and greet animal ambassadors like Hannibal the Plated Lizard,
Julie the Burmese Python, and Walter the Western Toad! Search for
hawks, frogs and salamanders! Strap on your goggles to conduct
cool chemistry experiments and watch hydrogen bubbles explode in
flames! Learn what makes the Earth so special as we build a
bottle-biology habitat for worms, bugs & slugs, then blast
rockets into outer space in search of extraterrestrials! Study
the aerodynamics of a bird wing, then build different types of
kites and paper airplanes! Go on a treasure hunt in search of
lost civilizations! Learn how to track wildlife and survive in
the great outdoors as we trek to Ocean Beach and Crissy Field in
San Francisco, and Robert’s Redwood Park in Oakland! Get ready to
get out, get dirty, explore, make art, and do hands-on science
experiments! Visit http://www.treefrogtreks.com/camps1.htm for
camp dates and registration information!
Jessica Cowley jessica[AT]treefrogtreks.com

UC Botanical Garden Green Stuff Camp
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Explore the world of plants through fun experiments, tasting 
plant foods, making crafts using plants, and learning about 
plants in the UC Botanical Garden! More information at: 
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/down/UCBG_Camp2006.pdf

Open camp sessions ages 5-6:
July 3-7*
July 10-14

Open camp sessions ages 10-11:
August 7-August 11

*We will observe Independence Day; the fee for this session is 
$155/$145. Fees for other sessions are $195/$185 members.

Call 510-643-2755 x03 to register
Perry Hall perry[AT]berkeley.edu

UC Botanical Garden Summer Family Fun Days
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On the 3rd Thursday of the month, June through August, families 
may come and enjoy a special activity in the Garden designed 
just for them!  From 10:30 - noon, children of any age 
accompanied by an adult may participate in a hands-on 
investigation, start a mini-garden, or see the Garden with new 
eyes through art and math.  Featured activities will be 
different each month.  Consider bringing a picnic lunch! 
Thursdays, June 15, July 20, and August 17.

$18, $14 members. Price includes one parent and one child. 
Additional adult or children per family are $7 each. 
Registration required. Space is limited.

Registration required; space is limited. Call 510-643-2755 x03
perry[AT]berkeley.edu


June 3, 2006

Cal Leadership Academy for 7th - 10th graders
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Learn leadership, teamwork, and community building skills while
participating in a unique self-contained activity filled camp. 
Campers will be grouped in teams of about 15 and each team will
be assigned two adult leaders. They will participate in an array
of activates such as swimming, ropes course, on and off campus
trips, community service project, team games, etc. In this
experiential activity-based curriculum, campers learn essential
elements of teamwork, leading others, and serving the community.
The goal of this program is to prepare the individuals for 
future leadership opportunities in school or extra-curricular
programs, or camp training programs.  Two week sessions begin
June 19th and run $300 per camper visit http://www.oski.org or
e-mail: scrainfo[AT]berkeley.edu or call 510-643-2267
Jennifer Selke jenn8[AT]uclink.berkeley.edu

FOR SALE:  Junior Center Summer Camp
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We have had a change in our summer plans and want to sell our 
summer camp spot for the Junior Center of Art and Science.

For those of you not familiar with the Junior Center, they are 
a fabulous organization on Lake Merrit in Oakland.  They have 
taught several courses in my daughter's Joaquin Miller 
kindergarten class.  They have been wonderful.

It is too late for us to cancel without losing our entire 
payment for the course, however, I have contacted the Center 
and they have given me instructions on how to enroll another 
child in our place should one wish to buy the spot from us.

Listed below are the details:

Session 2
Age Group: 5-8 years

Course Title:  Drawing, Painting & Clay

Time: 1-4PM

Day/Dates:
Monday 6/26
Tuesday 6/27
Wednesday 6/28
Thursday 6/29
Monday 7/3
Wednesday 7/5
Thursday 7/6
Friday 7/7

Cost:$234 (includes all materials and a JCAS t-shirt)

If interested, please contact Tiffany 
(tiffanyandbrian[AT]sbcglobal.net)
Tiffany tiffanyandbrian[AT]sbcglobal.net


FULL CIRCLE SUMMER CAMP in Botanic Garden
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Looking for a special summer experience for your child?
There's space available in Full Circle Summer Camp, a 
small group of 12 children (max) in Tilden's Botanic Garden.
Camp meets JUNE 19-29 for 7-8 year-olds;  JUNE 26-30 for 
8-9 year-olds.  M-F 9am to 3pm daily.
With 3 instructors, plus special tours with garden docents, 
and a visiting songflute teacher, the children will explore the 
garden through art, music, journal-making and writing, 
hiking, science, and gardening.  
SOME OF THE THINGS WE'LL DO:  explore artifacts and 
California Indian uses of native plants; examine insects and 
raise butterfly larvae; visit the Little Farm and Jewel Lake; 
look at pond life under microscopes; discover what plants 
are tasty (for animals and people), and more!
Low-key, fun, with a great environment for enjoying nature 
and making friends.  Join us!
Cost of the camp is $200, and scholarships are available.
For more information, or to register, please call Alya 
Davidman at (510)665-1817.  Thanks
Alexandra Davidman alyadavidman[AT]hotmail.com

Head Over Heels & Splash Circus Summer Camps
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Head Over Heels Gymnastics &  Splash Circus Theatre Summer Camp
is still taking registrations -- June 12 - Sept 2nd.  HOH has a
new gym full of light and space.  The kids work on gymnastics
and/or circus arts in the mornings, go swimmning 2 days a week at
Emery High (6yrs and older), two snacks, free play on the gym
equipment, three trampolines, a dry foam pit, bars, hoops, rings
and arts and crafts.  Full ($250) and half days ($175) available
but if you pick-up the kids early they get mad at you for taking
them away.  Go to www.hohgymnastics.com or call (510) 655-1265. 
HOH Parent with 14yr old in Circus and 8yr old in Gymnastics

KAIROS CHORAL CAMP STILL HAS OPENINGS!
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GOT A CHILD WHO LOVES TO SING? 

Please Join us for our Kairos Youth Choir Sponsored

2006 East Bay Children’s Choral Festival

“Blue Skies” 

Featuring Songs and Stories “Through all kinds of weather…”

June 19 – 24, 2006

Daily from 9 AM to 3 PM
At Calvary Church 
1940 Virginia Street

Culminating Concert on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 7 PM

Kairos Youth Choir is a professional, co-ed Children's Youth Chorus based 
in 
Berkeley for children ages 6-13. 

This camp is open to experienced young singers from around the East Bay 
who 
would like to meet and sing with other choristers in a fun and 
invigorating way. 
Music teacher recommendation or informal audition is required for 
directors to 
place participants in the appropriate level. Reserve your space now!! 
PLEASE 
CONTACT KAIROS FOR TUITION/REGISTRATION INFORMATION.  call us at 
510-704-4479 or email us at office[AT]kairoschoir.org
SOPHIA Ritchie

Ki Aikido for kids, teens and adults (ages 7+) 
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Aikido training focuses on relaxation, self discipline and self
confidence.

Through our 25 years of instructing children we have found that
kids desire discipline and prosper from it. Discipline without
judgement inspires self confidence and more positive reactions
to stressful situations.

Our main concern is for the safety of all students while
preparing them to deal with mental and physical conflicts in
daily life. We require all students to abide by a set of
conduct rules which allows everyone to practice real martial
techniques while maintaining a high level of safety.

All students must follow the instructions of Sensei and
instructors. Any action whose intent is to do harm will not be
tolerated.

Since we are teaching a complete discipline which includes
meditation, breathing and true martial arts, the amount of
attention needed is generally beyond the scope of most children
younger than 7 years of age. 

Parents should come and watch a class with their child so they
both can see what is involved. 

Albany Rec and Community Ctr
1249 Marin Ave
Albany, CA
(510) 524-9283
www.kiaikido.org

Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri  4:00 - 5:00 pm
kiaikido[AT]kiaikido.org 


Kids' Carpentry 4-Day Summer Camps
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The Kids' Carpentry Program has several spaces available in our
4-Day Summer Camps, Monday-Thursday, with two classes offered
each day (9:30-11:00 and 11:00-12:30).  We offer 6 different
sessions this summer beginning 6/26-6/29 and ending 8/21-8/24. 
Check out our web site for a complete schedule of classes
(www.kidscarpentry.net).  Kids' Carpentry is a year-round after
school enrichment program (established in 1982) teaching
woodworking and applied math to children, 5-12 years old
(entering Kindergarten-entering 7th grade).  Our Berkeley site
program is located next to Aquatic Park (606 Bancroft Way).          
Michael Glass michaela[AT]lmi.net


Kindermusik Adventures Coming in July!
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Come and see what all the buzz is about! These award-winning, 
research-based, parent and child-friendly music camps will run 
once a week from July 11th - August 11th. We offer courses in 
Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, and more.  

''Peekaboo, I Love You!'' is for BABIES up to 17 months.
''Creatures at the Ocean'' is for TODDLERS to age 4.
''Confetti Days'' is for PRESCHOOLERS 3.5 - 5 years old. 
''Around the World'' is for SCHOOL-AGED KIDS up to 7 years old.

To register or for more information, please visit 
www.eastbaykindermusik.com. 

Founded in Germany in the 1960's, Kindermusik enriches the 
mind, body, and spirit, fosters musical, language, emotional, 
social, and cognitive development, and nurtures the special 
bond between parent/caregiver and child. 

Hope to see you soon!

Musically,
Lindsay Levin, MA, Licensed Kindermusik Instructor
Email: lindsay[AT]eastbaykindermusik.com


Music Camp for  Ages 6 to 10 a few openings remain
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Jingle Jamboree Music still has a few openings in the two week
music camp July 10 to 21 OR Augsut 7 to 18.  The children learn
music reading & writing through fun folk music games.  Folk
crafts and computerized crafts are part of the amazing projects
that take place during the camp.  Children will also learn basic
accompaniment on bongos, congas, & xylophones, learn a simple
piano lesson, hear musical performances by other children.  This
camp received rave reviews by the children & parents who
participated last year.  It is an easy paced camp with three
Kodaly music teachers who work with the children throughout the
camp.  Spanish folk songs are one of the highlights of the camp
as presented by Lydia Mills.  The camp features two organic
snacks per day and an hour in the park of fun activities daily.
For more information see the website at jinglejamboree.com or
call me at (510) 334-8851
Jeffrey Luna-Sparks jeff[AT]jinglejamboree.com

Non Competitive Soccer Camps
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I am the youth soccer coordinator at Bladium Sports and Fitness 
Club and we actually offer summer camps through the Lil' Kickers 
program for children ages 3-12. There are also rock climbing and 
hockey camps as well. The camps for soccer run Mon-Fri 9-1 and 
there is aftercare from 1-3 for an additional cost. The dates 
for the camps are June 19-June 23, July 10-July 14, July 24-July 
28, and August 7-August 11. If you want more information on the 
camps, you can call the club at 510-814-4999 ext. 122 or email 
me directly at AlamedaLK[AT]Bladium.com
oriana obligacion


POWER MATH CAMP has openings (Alameda)
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Come join ABCTUTORING for a full week of POWER MATH! Addition,
subtraction, fractions, decimals, long division, beginning
multiplication and 3-4 digit multiplication, problem solving
strategies, word problems and more. Plus, math art and math games
9-3 Power Math
3-5 Math Fun Zone
August 21-25 M-F

This is located in Alameda just minutes from Webster Tunnel.

Michelle 769-6842
abctutoring2004[AT]yahoo.com
You can learn more about me at  
http://www.linkedin.com/in/abctutoring   
Michelle abctutoring2004[AT]yahoo.com

Summer Adventures- Windrush School
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Windrush School 
Summer Adventures Program 
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a wonderful 
extension of Windrush School. 
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool 
staff, and 
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects, 
exciting 
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new thematic 
focus each 
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area and 
special 
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box construction 
projects. 
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum children 
to 
teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without 
regard to 
gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, 
color, mental or 
physical disability, sexual orientation, or family structure.

PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS ARE FULL
Session 2: 7/3–7/7
Session 3: 7/10–7/14
Session 6: 7/31–8/4
Session 7: 8/7-8/11
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director cberger[AT]windrush.org

Summer Art Camps at Mosaic Forest Art Studio
-------------------------------------------
Taught with respect and humor, Mosaic Forest Art Studio still has
space available.
 
MOSAIC MAKING CAMP 
M–F, June 26–30, 2006 
9:30–11:30am (ages 7–10), 12:30–2:30pm (ages 11–16)
$150.00 (includes materials) 

KIDS' CARPENTRY 
M-Th., July 10-13, July 17-20, July 31–Aug. 3, Aug. 7–10, and/or
Aug. 28–31 
9:00-10:30 am (ages 5–7) 10:30 am–12:00 pm, (ages 7-12)
12:30–2:00 pm (ages 7–12)
*Please note:  Returning Kids’ Carpentry students may come to any
class time!
$105.00 (includes materials)

FIBER ARTS CAMP (PAPER MAKING, PAPER MARBLING, BOOK BINDING) 
M-F, July 24-28, 2006
9:30-11:30am (ages 6-10), 12:30–2:30pm (ages 11–17)
$150.00 (includes materials)

PRINTMAKING CAMP (LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTING & COLLAGRAPH MAKING) 
M-F, August 14-18, 2006
9:30-11:30am (ages 8–12), 12:30–2:30pm (ages 13–17)
$150.00 (includes materials)

JEWELRY CAMP (MACRAMÉ & BEADING) 
M-F, August 21 - 25, 2006
9:30-11:30am (Ages 6–10), 12:30–2:30pm (ages 11–17)
$150.00 (includes materials)

Contact Mosaic Forest Art Studio to register
3315 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA  94602
510 - 759 - 6074
http://www.mosaicforest.com
jill[AT]mosaicforest.com

Summer Mosaic Classes for Kids
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Summer Mosaics for Kids at Snapshot Mosaics in Montclair, 
Oakland. Children ages 7-12 years old June Week:  Monday - 
Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm July Week:  Monday - Thursday 2:00pm-
3:00pm August Week:  Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 11:00am Have 
fun learning to make mosaics this summer.  In this four day 
course, 
children will create pictures, patterns, collages and more 
using pre-cut and 
hand made ceramic tiles, marbles, buttons, and glass gems.  All 
projects 
will be hands on and age appropriate.  We will build upon 
skills learned 
each day.  Studnets will complete 2 or 3 mosaic projects:  a 
picture frame, 
trivet, a plaque/and or mirror.  An introduction to grouting 
will be 
included in this class.  Instructor: Stefanie Manalo-LeClair, 
MSW.  For more 
information on kids and adult mosaic classes: 
www.snapshotmosaics.com or 
(510) 339-3053
Stefanie Manalo-LeClair



The Great Stories Workshop - July 2006
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Story is one of the fundamental ways we experience life, appealing to 
youngest and 
oldest, equally. Stories capture us, educate us, and live through us.

We begin with a piece of literature worthy of long attention. Participants 
hear the 
story, read it, illustrate it, tell it, and act it out, and write it down. 
We may create 
scenery, costume, and music for our tale. We will discuss what it means, 
compare it 
to other stories we know, and consider different versions. 

Participants will 

deepen a love for oral and written literature 
find meaning connections in stories
hone reading, writing, and listening skills
expand vocabulary and comprehension

Instructor: Theodore Timpson has worked as a classroom teacher and 
performed as 
an actor, musician, and storyteller, directing several children’s theater 
productions. 
He has a B.A. from Harvard and a M.A. in Education.

Limited to 10 participants, ages 7 - 12
Location: Buell Street, Oakland (near Mills College, 580 & 13)

Dates: July 10 - August 4 (M-F, 9 - 12)

Fees:
1 week	$150
2 weeks	$260
3 weeks	$360
4 weeks	$440
Early registration: 10% discount

Call soon to reserve a place: 510 903 1402
theodore[AT]achievehelper.com





May 29, 2006

BandWorks Summer Camp - Openings Available
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BandWorks Summer Camps are still accepting registrations, and
new sections of ''The Music of Green Day'' have been opened due
to poplular demand.
For kids 8+, Camp is open to beginners with no previous musical
experience, through advanced players.  Professional
musician-instructors create a fun and supportive environment
while they teach kids the skills they need to play in a rock
band-and make new friends in the process.  Participants can join
''as a group'' too!
Our week-long Summer Day Camps offer a variety of classes,
including Intro to Rock Band Instruments, which is especially
designed for kids with little to no previous musical
experience (6/19 Intro classes closed).  By the end of the week,
they're rocking out in a live performance at the studio.  Campers
may enroll for a 1/2 day or full day.
Camp Cost: Ranges from $135-$300, depending on the program. 
Weekly Workshops also start again June 19 ... Adult workshops,
too! 
For a complete picture of BandWorks Summer Camp & Workshops,
check out the website: www.bandworks.com or call 510. 649. 7738
Julie Chervin julie[AT]bandworks.com

CampZeum: arts & tech 2-week workshops in SOMA, SF
-------------------------------------------
Camp Zeum, Zeum’s summer camp program, invites kids to go behind
the scenes in the fields of arts, media and technology. Kids get
the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals in a
fun, interactive, educational environment that inspires
creativity and collaboration through project-based learning and
media literacy.
Register & get more info at zeum.org/education/summerCamp.html
AGE 8-10
June 19-30: Zeum Zoo: Clay Animation Animals on the Loose
July 10-21: Mighty Wonders: Clay Animation Superheroes Save Summer!
July 24-Aug 4: The Odd Squad: Create Your Own Character
AGE 9-12
Aug 7-18: Produce & Play, Play, Play: Design Your Own Video Game
AGE 11-13
July 10-21: Channel Z: Shoot Your Own Show
July 24-Aug 4: Comics KamikaZe!: Make Your Own Comics
Aug 7-18: Moving Madness: Animate Your Own Stories
SPECIALS
Our featured camp, Zeum Zoo, is for those who love all creatures
great, small, and imaginary. Add “Carousel” when you register &
get a $30 discount.
June’s game camp filled up faster than you could say “game over”.
So, we added a 2nd session. Sign up before it, too, gets maxed
out. Refer a pal to get $50 off
Zeum

Danceversity World Dance Camp
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Does your 7-16 year-old love to dance?  Danceversity World
Dance camp held at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
(San Pablo [AT] Gilman) offers an excellent opportunity to expose
them to different dance styles from around the world.  Weeks of
camp are Aug 7-11, 14-18, and 21-25. Half days are available.
Please check out www.danceversity.com for more details or
email/call Hannah at(510)528-5098
Hannah Romanowsky hannah[AT]danceversity.com

Dance and Theater camp!
-------------------------------------------
There are still a few spaces left in Akoma Camp, an African Dance
and Theater in Berkeley for ages 5-11.  Dates are July 24 -
August 4.  There are two one week sessions with the option of
doing both weeks.  The fee for one week is $250, and $450 for
both weeks.  Scholarships are available.  For more information
contact Madeleine at 510.558.0975 or at madrogin[AT]hotmail.com
Madeleine Rogin madrogin[AT]hotmail.com

Digital Audio Camp for Teens
-------------------------------------------
Mixlab Berkeley is for students entering 7th - 10th grade interested in
learning
computer-based audio production, music and/or loop-based recording, and
sound
effects (foley). We use current software and gear in the studio and in
the field to
explore digital audio as an introduction to the professional world of
recording and
sound design. Summer mixlab sessions last two weeks. Session one begins
June 26.
The mixlab runs from 9am - 4pm. Campers spend the morning in a
fun-paced
workshop learning new skills, while the afternoon is about applying
these skills to a
creative project. Each day includes a ninety minute lunch and activity
period for
recreation. Campers will learn to produce and master their own finished
compilations of either an original multi-tracked CD, a sound-to-video
project, or an
internet podcast. Each session also includes a day-long field trip to a
local
production and/or recording facility.
We supply all the computers (macs), software, and audio gear. You bring
the
creativity.
http://mixberkeley.com/
email Greg Paxton, Director at info[AT]mixberkeley.com
Greg Paxton

GIRLS WHO FLY Summer Camps
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Voted Best of the Bay 2006 for ''Best Place to Learn to Fly''
GIRLS WHO FLY SUMMER CAMPS
* June 19-23
* August 21-25
In these summer programs, girls 9-13, expand their horizons and
potential as they take to the air using low-flying trapezes,
hoops, slings ropes and bungees. The day consists of dance,
yoga, aerial dance, self defense, performance and more.
*Campers girls ages 9-13
*8:30 am-3:30pm M-F
*Optional Extended Care from 3:30-5:30 pm
Visit our website for fees, registration forms, brochures,
photos...all the details!!
www.movingout.org (go to classes section)
 
Camps are held at STUDIO 12 in the Sawtooth Building (across
from Ha Ha This Away)and taught by Aerial Dance Director Cherie
Carson.
2525 Eighth Street
Berkeley, CA
Cherie Carson cac1000[AT]earthlink.net

Learning Curve:  Back-to-School Clinic, Aug 7 - 18
-------------------------------------------
Brush up on study strategies and organization, practice mathematical
thinking and
try out a structured approach that makes writing papers a breeze! 
Middle school
kids who need some support to get the school year off to a strong start
will benefit
from this three hour clinic taught by educational therapists Linda
Lawton, Jenifer
Steele and Jamie Keller.  The three classes will meet from 9 - 12,
Monday through
Friday, in Albany.  Call us at 510-499-0994 or visit the website for
more
information and an application:  www.homepage.mac.com/learning_curve
Linda lawton easy4you[AT]sbcglobal.net

Lego Engineering Summer Camps: Berkeley & Oakland
-------------------------------------------
Take a crash course in Demolition Derby, enter the Sumo
Wrestling Competition, design a Mighty Metropolis, build and race
a Locomotive faster than a speeding Worm Drive. Explore concepts
in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and
architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Children
will be given instruction, design challenges, and competitions
appropriate to their facility with LEGO™ Technic and System
components. These are a hands-on and minds-on camps suitable for
LEGO™ Technic novices to maniacs.
Play-Well TEKnologies has been utilizing LEGO’s and other
building products to teach basic principles of engineering,
physics, and architecture to children (K - 5th Grade) in the Bay
Area for the past 8 years. We will be offering Lego™ Engineering
Summer Camps throughout the East Bay this summer.
Our goal of these summer camps go beyond simply introducing
children to the world of engineering, but having them take away
from our camp a fundamentally understanding of basic engineering
terms and concepts.
For an a listing of our summer camp schedule, visit our website,
www.play-well.org.
Hope to see you this summer!
jeff[AT]play-well.org

MARTIAL ARTS Kids Camp at Studio Naga!
-------------------------------------------
Our camps are packed with fun, focused activies and infused
with the spirit of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen - a rare
Indonesian martial art offering effective self-defense and the
creative movement of the animals.  After check-in and daily
gatong-rajong -- the concept of ''share and share alike'' - -
each morning will start with a vigorous martial arts class
followed by a short lunch/game break. Afternoons will be filled
with scheduled outings and Indonesian craft and cooking classes.
The staff at Studio Naga teaches at their beautiful North
Oakland academy as well as at several local elementary schools
including Chabot, Montclair, Joaquin Miller and Thornhill.
A well-stocked children's library is available for quiet
reading and during lunch breaks.
Kids Overnight Camp: June 26- 30
Power & Play Day Camp Session #2: July 10-14
Please call Studio Naga for more information and to register.
Studio Naga
510.652.6242
www.StudioNaga.com
info[AT]studionaga.com
Studio Naga

RADICAL ROBOTS! - Building Science for Kids
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Discover the excitement of hands-on SCIENCE and ENGINEERING with Mr.
Asper the
Science Master (Elementary School Science Teacher/M.Ed. – UC Berkeley). 
Design,
build, and program robots and motorized contraptions in our fun and
educational
summer programs for children ages 6-12.  Participants are presented
with
construction challenges using Robotix, LEGOs, and KNex building
materials. Projects
include robots, roller-coasters, balloon-racers, ferris wheels,
ping-pong poppers,
robo-dogs, and motorized monkeys.  Experienced builders can test their
skills on a
variety of construction kits including the 6 foot long Crocosaur or the
5 foot tall
Robot Commander!  Four Different 5-day Programs Available:  SESSION
ONE: June
19 - June 23 Radical Robotics ($275/student) from 9:00AM-12:00PM and
LEGO Inventor's Workshop ($275/student) from 1:00PM-4:00PM
SESSION TWO:  June 26-June 30  Radical Robotics ($275/student) from
9:00AM-12:00PM and Amusement Park Science ($275/student) from
1:00PM-4:00PM  **Register for 2 or more classes and receive a 10%
discount! –
Noon hour supervision provided!  REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 510-593-6181
or
www.radicalrobots.org
Mr. Asper the Science Master radicalrobots[AT]mac.com

Sally Ride Science Camp for girls
-------------------------------------------
Sally Ride Science Camps are run by Education Unlimited and Sally
Ride Science to get middle school aged girls (entering grades
6-9) interested in the sciences.
The camps are residential, though commuter options are available,
and are held on college campuses including UC Berkeley and
Stanford University.
At Sally Ride Science Camps, girls choose a major:
* Marine Science
* Astronomy
* Robotics
Each morning the girls meet in classes of 10 or fewer per
instructor to work on projects related to their major, and in the
afternoons meet for other science related labs, workshops and
activities including art projects, presentations, mini-soccer
tournaments, egg-drop competitions, etc.
All classes are taught by female scientists and science teachers,
with female assistant teachers and couselors who not only have a
background in science (ie late college students studying a
science majors, science-related grad students) but also
experience working with girls in this age group.
Education Unlimited can be reached at 510.548.6612 or
http://www.educationunlimited.com.
Penny uhohpenny[AT]yahoo.com
      
Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006
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We still have a few spots remaining in Session I (June 26 -
July 14) of ''Stage by the Bay'' Performing Arts Camp.  Session
II is open July 17 - August 4th.  To register (510)338-0810 or
www.moonlightentertainment.org...Your kids entering 1st through
8th grades will learn how to sing, dance and act at Holy Names
High School
boogie014[AT]yahoo.com

Summer Adventures- Windrush School
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a
wonderful
extension of Windrush School. This art-based program is designed and
run by the
Windrush Afterschool staff, and offers an intimate camp experience,
engaging
''hands-on'' projects, exciting recreational activities emphasizing
cooperative play,
and a new thematic focus each week. The sessions are highlighted by
field trips
around the Bay Area and special group events, such as kid-run carnivals
and
refrigerator box construction projects.
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum
children to
teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without
regard to
gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion,
color, mental or
physical disability, sexual orientation, or family structure.
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information
PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS ARE FULL
Session 2: 7/3-7/7
Session 3: 7/10–7/14
Session 6: 7/31–8/4
Session 7: 8/7–8/11
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director Cberger[AT]windrush.org

Summer Music camps at Crowden
-------------------------------------------
Looking for a fun experience for your musical child this
summer? The Crowden Music Center still has openings in the
following summer camps.
Summer Music & Opera camp is for ages 8-13, beginning and
intermediate string players who enjoy singing. Activities
include violin or cello classes or small group string ensembles
(placement by experience), plus participation in a fully staged
opera production -- which this year will be Gilbert &
Sullivan's The Mikado. Camp meets Monday - Friday from 9am -
3pm, June 26 - July 14. Tuition $890.
Summer Music Berkeley camp is for string players with previous
experience, ages 7-18. Chamber music and string orchestra with
daily bowing & technique classes, music theory & composition,
and fiddling. Monday - Friday from 8am - 1:45pm, July 17-28.
Tuition $700. Audition required.
Farallon Brass camp is for brass players age 10-18. Master
classes, chamber music, music theory and and brass choir with
members of the Farallon Brass Ensemble. Camp meets Monday -
Friday from 9am - 2pm, August 7-18. Tuition $600.
For more information, please visit our web site at
www.crowden.org or call (510) 559-2941.
Marion Atherton

THEATER ARTS FOR KIDS - Contra Costa Chorus
-------------------------------------------
Just a reminder that Theater Arts for Kids is now enrolling.
It's a fantastic program for kids who areinterested in acting,
singing, dancing and producing shows. Kids 7-17 are welcome,
and the director is very charismatic and has lots of experience.
The sessions are three weeks long with a full Broadway show at
the end.
Call 925 945-7101 for more info or check out their website at
www.childrenschorus.org
colleen

The 55th Street Summer Camp
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THE 55th STREET SHADOW PUPPET CAMP
*Dates: Sunday, June 25- Saturday July 1st
*Time: 9am-4pm
*Extended care available
*Located in North Oakland
*Ages 12-17 (Musicially-inclined students encouraged)
 
At this inovative camp, campers will create and
perform an original shadow puppet show from start to
finish. Activities include silk screening posters,
building puppets, musical instruction and performance,
and the integration of music and visual elements.
Session fee: $250 ($350 with extended care 8am-6pm),
and scholarships are available.
The 55th Street Shadow Puppet Camp is organized and
instructed by
Emma Spertus and Mary Dougherty of Quelquefois Shadow
Puppet Theater of Oakland.  Mary is an accomplished
violinist, musical director and music teacher,
currently working with the Berkeley High Orchestra.
Emma is an experienced puppeteer, who has worked with
Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont and In the Heart
of the Beast Theater in Minnesota.
CONTACT: Mary Dougherty at 510-684-8979 or email
puppetcamp[AT]yahoo.com
Emma Spertus espertus[AT]yahoo.com

Waldorf Summer Camp (All Ages)/Preschool
-------------------------------------------
Summer openings at A Mother's Care: We have openings for preschool age
children in our Waldorf-based daycare/preschool, starting in June. Also
we
have a special hiking/naturalist summer camp for robust kindergarteners
and
older children who love to be in nature. Call or e-mail if you would
like more
info on either program: 525-1370
Colene Turrell cturrell[AT]sbcglobal.net


May 21, 2006

Summer Dance Camp (ages 8-11)
-------------------------------------------
SUMMER DANCE CAMP
Ages: 8-11 (experienced and new dancers)
Location: Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dates: Session A July 10 - 14; Session B July 17 - 21
(Students may take one or both sessions)
Session A: 7/10-14 Shake, Erupt and Whirl
Nature inspires extreme movement. SDC explores the forms,
energy and movement vocabulary inherent in natural phenomena
such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and more.
Session B: 7/17-21 Forces of Nature
Move beyond catastrophe and explore the underlying systems of
nature through movement. Explore energy concepts found in
nature’s patterns such as gravity, tides, precipitation and
more.
Call Luna Kids Dance 510-644-3629
kids[AT]lunakidsdance.com

Art Camp:  Imagination Kids  Ages 6-14
-------------------------------------------
For the 11th year, Imagination Kids will be offering small sized,
high quality art camps in a backyard studio setting. Each theme-
based camp meets five days a week from 9am to 3pm and ends with a
reception/showing of work on Friday afternoon.
Schedule of Sessions & suggested ages:
1: 6/19-23 Famous Artists 8-14
2: 6/26-30 World Art 6-10
3: 7/24-28 Famous Artists 8-14
4: (full)
5: 8/7-11 Famous Artists 6-10
Camps are held in Lucy's studio on Cornell just North of
Gilman in Berkeley. The fee is $340. Some financial assistance is
available.
In Famous Artists sessions students will experiment with the
techniques and styles of several important artists. For example,
create colorful animal drawings in the style of Franz Marc and
sculptural reliefs inspired by Louise Nevelson.
In World Art sessions, students take a trip around the world as
we explore the cultures and crafts of many different countries.
For example, create ancient Mayan mosaic masks and paintings
inspired by Australian Aboriginal art.
Please don't hesitate to call or email for more information:
510-527-4777
Lucy Ames lucy_ames[AT]yahoo.com

BRS Summer Camp Walnut Creek July & BerkeleyAug.06
-------------------------------------------
The Berkeley Russian School (Klyaksa) was founded in 1995. Since
1999, the school has been running a summer camp program.
This year the camp will be held in two sessions of two weeks
each:
• July 10-21 in Walnut Creek (500 Minert Rd) and
• August 7-18 in Berkeley (1821 Catalina Ave at Colusa)
Both sessions will run from 9:00AM to 3:30PM weekdays. The
summer camp program will include: music, dance, drama, arts &
crafts, math, science, Russian history, swimming, chess and
field trips. The program accepts children from ages 4-14. More
information can be found at www.BerkeleyRussianSchool.org 
For more information, call (510)526-8892 or (925)939-2234. 
Yelena Glikman Yelenaglikman[AT]Juno.com

Digital Audio Camp for Teens
-------------------------------------------
Beats, loops, tunes, radio spots, podcasts-- the sound of one hand
clapping?
Berkeley Mixlab is a summer camp for students entering 7th - 10th grade
interested
in learning music and/or loop-based recording, and sound effects
(foley). We use
state-of-the-art software and gear,  working in the studio and in the
field to
explore digital audio as an introduction to the professional world of
recording and
sound design.
Summer mixlab sessions last two weeks. Session one begins June 26.
The mixlab runs from 9 am - 4 pm. Mornings are fun-paced workshops,
while the
afternoon is about applying new skills to a creative project. Each day
includes a 90
minute lunch/activity period for recreation. Campers will learn to
produce and
master their own finished compilations of either an original
multi-tracked CD, a
sound-to-video project, or an internet podcast. Each session also
includes a day-
long field trip to a local production and/or recording facility.
We supply all the computers (macs), software, and audio gear. You bring
the
creativity.
http://mixberkeley.com/
email Greg Paxton, Director at info[AT]mixberkeley.com

DRAMA DAYS:  A Summer Recess Program for Ages 3-5
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We have a few opening in our June session, June 19 - 23, 2006.
Berkeley Hills Nursery School
1161 Sterling Avenue, (2 blocks below Grizzly Peak)
9:00 - 1:00 PM
$250 for the session
Drama Days, a Summer Recess program for 3, 4 & 5-year-old
program is in its 20th year!  Given by veteran preschool
directors, Terry Gillen (Berkeley Hills) & Jill Shugart (Gan
Ilan Preschool), Drama Days focuses on creative dramatics as a
means of expression.  Children will participate in acting out
familiar fairy tales or stories, as well as making simple
costumes and props for their dramatic ventures.  In addition,
other art, cooking, inside and outside activities will be
offered.
For further information and to enroll,
contact Terry at 510-528-0309 or Jill at
jshugart[AT]gmail.com

free soccer lessons for 4 years old children
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Hi,
I will be coaching soccer to a group of 4 years old children.
Any one interested just send me an email and I will let you
know where, and when we might get together to kick the ball
around.
Every weekend we get together in Albany with my 4 year old son
for a bit of soccer.  We always have kids playing with us,
which makes it even more fun.
We just get together to kick the ball and have fun.  Nothing
serious.  But, in the future, after selecting a group of kids
who click, I might sign them in a soccer league for kids for
their age in the Albany/Berkeley Soccer League.
Let's let them have fun for now.  I think soccer is a very
safe,fun sport, which I recommend to any parent!
Please let me know.
Alberto
5106722546
adriaz[AT]earthlink.net
Alberto adriaz[AT]earthlink.net

Fun Filled Martial Arts Day Camp
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Ages 4-6
June 18-23  9 am-noon
Ages 7-14
August 7 -11  9-4 daily
Aug 14-18   9-4 daily
Our ever-popular martial arts camp is happening again this year!
Whether your trying a martial art for the first time, or working on
advancement in your style, there will be something for everyone.
Classes include karate, judo and aikido techniques as well as yoga,
aerobic fitness and self defense. Swim for an hour daily and enjoy  a
field trip each week, related arts and crafts and play time at a local
park.
The camp is open to all styles, first timers and seasoned martial
artists.
Our convenient location on San Pablo in Emeryville makes us
accessible from all major highways and local thoroughfares.
Don't miss the June 1st discount!
 (Sign up with a $50 (non-refundable) deposit by June 1st and pay in
full
by July 1.)
Siblings get an additional 5% discount
Early drop off (8 am) add'l $20 per person
Extended care ('til 6 pm) $25 per person
visit our website for full details or call
http://www. skillsforsafeliving.com
428-1979
terri[AT]skillsforsafeliving.com

HORSE LOVERS/SOCIAL SKILLS BUILDING MINI CAMP
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HORSE LOVERS/SOCIAL SKILLS BUILDING MINI CAMP
July 10-26
OPENINGS IN MORNING SESSION:  Monday & Wednesdays 10am-12:30pm.
Ages 7-18.
Cost:  $1,500 includes phone intake interview, six two-and a half hour
group
sessions, written feedback and horse/stable fees.
Space limited to six  participants.
LOCATION:  BRIONES PARK, ORINDA
Two psychologists (Christine Duis, PhD & Maria Antonaidis, PhD), and an
expressive
arts therapist (Laura Soble, MFT, REAT)  team with equine specialists
and horses for
a summer experience that involves peer collaboration, social skill
training, and
expressive arts, while working with horses in a ranch setting.
Our program is unique in that it allows for direct observations of
behaviors,
emotional responses, and social skill issues in real-time situations. 
The experiential
nature of the sessions provide a powerful tool for helping children
develop greater
self-awareness, and practice new skills. 
Call Dr. Christine Duis at TRAILS TO SUCCESS, 925-256-4400, for more
information
Laura Soble

June 3 FREE Open House Camp for ages 5-10
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Super Summer Camp is having a FREE open house!
WHEN: Saturday, June 3
TIME: 10am-1pm
WHERE: 2607 7th street Suite E, Berkeley
OPEN HOUSE FOR ALL FAMILIES:
 Children (ages 5-10) and families are invited to come
experience what our Super Summer Camp is like. * Music*
Dramatics * Movement *Bookmaking *Games and Storytelling in our
Magic Castle and more... Meet our teachers/creators of our camp
and sample our rich curriculum.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:
Best of all: we will be awarding partial and full
Scholarships at our Open House.
DESCRIPTION:
*Come find out how our camp will fit your families needs!
 
*No other camp offers such a flexible schedule (come AM,PM,
Full Days.Choose M/W/F, T/TH or Full weeks)
*Our robust curriculum and activities are developed and taught
by teachers (teen counselors will assist depending on daily
group size). To find out more please visit:
www.classroommatters.com
RSVP:
Please call 510-540-8646, Classroom Matters,or email
molly[AT]classroommatters.com.
Symba EdVentures and Classroom Matters

Ki Aikido for Kids and Teens (ages 7+)
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Aikido training focuses on relaxation, self discipline and self
confidence.
Through our 25 years of instructing children we have found that
kids desire discipline and prosper from it. Discipline without
judgement inspires self confidence and more positive reactions
to stressful situations.
Our main concern is for the safety of all students while
preparing them to deal with mental and physical conflicts in
daily life. We require all students to abide by a set of
conduct rules which allows everyone to practice real martial
techniques while maintaining a high level of safety.
All students must follow the instructions of Sensei and
instructors. Any action whose intent is to do harm will not be
tolerated.
Since we are teaching a complete discipline which includes
meditation, breathing and true martial arts, the amount of
attention needed is generally beyond the scope of most children
younger than 7 years of age.
Parents should come and watch a class with their child so they
both can see what is involved.
Albany Rec and Community Ctr
1249 Marin Ave
Albany, CA
(510) 524-9283
www.kiaikido.org
Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri  4:00 - 5:00 pm
kiaikido[AT]kiaikido.org

Kindermusik Adventures - Come join the fun!
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Come join the fun with Kindermusik Adventures this summer!
These music camps will run once a week from July 11th - August
11th. We have courses in Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon,
Dublin, and more:
''Peekaboo, I Love You!'' (0-18 mos.)
''Creatures at the Ocean'' (18 mos. - 3.5 years)
''Confetti Days'' (3.5 years - 5 years)
''Around the World'' (5-7 years)
Founded in Germany in the 1960's, Kindermusik enriches the
mind, body, and spirit, fosters musical, language, emotional,
social, and cognitive development, and nurtures the special
bond between parent/caregiver and child.
To register or for more information on Kindermusik summer
programs, teachers, schedules, and additional locations from
Hercules to Mountain View, please visit
www.eastbaykindermusik.com. Hope to see you soon!
Musically,
''Miss'' Lindsay. Email: lindsay[AT]eastbaykindermusik.com

Living Language Camp- Creative Writing for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Campers experience
writing and language arts in their full capacities for self
expression, exploration and discovery.  Through creative
writing games and exercises, arts, crafts, cooking, outdoor
activities and guest artists and writers we will gain deeper
connection to the language that lives in each of us!  We will
delve deeply into the works of many wonderful authors and poets
as we create and share our own literary creations. Please visit
us at www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this
unique and empowering camp. Only one space remains in each
session!
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th 
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise[AT]hotmail.com

**Monkey Biz Camp**Berkeley & Oakland--openings
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*Monkey Business Camp--Summer Camp June 12-Sept 1*
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In our 8th year!
Monkey Business Camp takes place in the beautiful outdoors at
Berkeley’s Tilden Park  and Oakland’s Roberts Park.  We have
created action packed days with an array of activities guaranteed
to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  This summer’s themes
are listed below! 
*Campers ages 5-10
*Youth Leaders ages 11-15
*8:30 am-3:30pm M-F
*Optional Extended Care from 8:00-8:30 am and 3:30-6:00 pm
2 Locations:
*Berkeley's Tilden Park
--June 12-16-Pirates
--June 19-23-Magical Mystery Tour
--July 5-14-Carpentry
--July 17-28- Drama/Performing Arts
--July 31-August 11--Mad Science (FULL for 5-7.5 year olds)
--August 14-25- Drama/Performing Arts
--August 28-September 1- Magical Mystery Tour
*Oakland's Roberts Park
--July 5-14-Mad Science
--July 17-28- Drama/Performing Arts
--July 31-August 11-Magical Mystery Tour
--August 14-25-Drama/Performing Arts
Visit our website for fees, registration forms, FAQs, photos,
maps...all the details!!
www.monkeybusinesscamp.com
office[AT]monkeybusinesscamp.com
510.540.6025
Monkey Business Camp

Mosaic Summer Camp for Kids
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July 24 - 28, Institute of Mosaic Art announces a fantastic week
of summer mosaic classes for children ages 7-12 (age exceptions
with instructor's pre-approval).  For more information, please
call:  510-532-7955
http://www.instituteofmosaicart.com
Institute of Mosaic Art
3001 Chapman Street (at Derby; off HWY 880)
Oakland, CA.  94601
Stacy Alexander stacy[AT]instituteofmosaicart.com

One opening left for Math Camp in Alameda
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I have one opening for a 3/4 student or a student entering 5th
grade for the week of August 21-25. This math camp is a
full-time, intensive program for students who need some extra
support before starting school. This program is very small,
tailored to the needs of each child and is slow-paced and fun. It
is located in Alameda just minutes from the Webster Tube.
Please email or call Michelle at abctutoring2004[AT]yahoo.com or
510.769.6842
Looking forward to hearing from you

THEATER ARTS FOR KIDS - Contra Costa Chorus
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Theater Arts for Kids, a summer camp of Contra Costa Children's
Chorus, is now enrolling for its summer sessions. This camp is
ideal for the aspiring performer. It teaches drama, vocal
technique, dance, sword play, improvisation and much more AND
culminates in a performance at the Del Valle Theater.
Two three-week sessions are offered:
Oklahoma 6/26 - 7/13
Once on This Island 7/17 - 8/3
Each session is $700
For more information and to enroll, call 925 945 7101 x200
www.childrenschorus.org
colleen.miller[AT]comcast.net

DRAMA DAYS:  A Summer Recess Program for Ages 3-5
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We have a few opening in our June session, June 19 - 23, 2006.
Berkeley Hills Nursery School
1161 Sterling Avenue, (2 blocks below Grizzly Peak)
9:00 - 1:00 PM
$250 for the session

Drama Days, a Summer Recess program for 3, 4 & 5-year-old
program is in its 20th year!  Given by veteran preschool
directors, Terry Gillen (Berkeley Hills) & Jill Shugart (Gan
Ilan Preschool), Drama Days focuses on creative dramatics as a
means of expression.  Children will participate in acting out
familiar fairy tales or stories, as well as making simple
costumes and props for their dramatic ventures.  In addition,
other art, cooking, inside and outside activities will be
offered.

For further information and to enroll,
contact Terry at 510-528-0309 or Jill at
jshugart[AT]gmail.com      

May 15, 2006

Active Summer Reading Camp for pre-k and pre-1st
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Hello parents: I'm a teacher in Oakland, and this Summer I'll
be participating in the ''Fun with Fletcher'' reading camp for
kids getting ready for kindergarten or 1st grade. It's based on
research done by Reading Revolution, and is a combination of
academic learning with a multisensory, kinisthetic approach
that's meant to reach different learning styles, aptitudes and
personalities. The main idea is, ''when the body moves, the
brain remembers,'' instead of the kids just memorizing by sight
or phonics. There's also a take-home video package so parents
can go over the sound-movements and word-building exercises at
home. Parents are encouraged but not required to participate in
the class. Five week sessions, 10 classes, 2 days per week,
1hr15min each class. Some Saturday or Sunday spaces available
as well. Price is listed at $297. Keep in mind that most
children advance 1/2 a grade level in reading skills, which at
a young age can build confidence and set the stage nicely for
future reading career. Their info number is: 1-877-912-7323,
with classes in North Berkeley, Piedmont and West Oakland, as
well as other Bay Area locations.
Jason C. j.coolman[AT]comcast.net

Berkeley Russian School Summer Camp Aug.06
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The Berkeley Russian School (Klyaksa) was founded in 1995. Since
1999, the school has been running a summer camp program.
This year the camp will be held in three weekly sessions from
July 31 to August 18, 2006, 9:00AM to 3:30PM. The summer camp
program will include: music, dance, drama, arts & crafts, math,
science, Russian history, tennis, swimming, chess and field
trips. The program accepts children from ages 4-15.  Camp
location is 1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley (near Solano &
Colusa).  More information can be found at
www.BerkeleyRussianSchool.org 
For more information, call Yelena Glikman, Director of the
School, at (510) 526-8892.
Yelena Glikman Yelenaglikman[AT]Juno.com

Boys Can Ring Too! Bellringers Camp in Alameda *
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Boys Can Ring!
 Make friends! Make noise!
  June 26 - 30th.
8:30am to 12:30pm  St. Philip Neri, Alameda,
Boys 6-14 (groups are age-based)Instruction in handbells,
chimes, percussion,  choral singing.  The cost will be $100. If
families choose to enroll in our 2-week music camp in Lafayette,
the Alameda event is free (or the $100 goes towards camp, same
thing).
Call 510-887-4311
Or go to www.ggbc.org for information
Camp Open House & Picnic
 Diocesan Youth Retreat Center in Lafayette
 May 29th, noon to 4:00 p.m. 
Swimming pool open 
1977 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. 
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.
Golden Gate Boys Choir Summer Music Camp
Diocesan Youth Retreat Center (East Bay)
July 30 to August 12 for choir members and residential campers.
For Day Campers, there are two one-week sessions   
7/31 to 8/5 and 8/7 to 8/12.
Parents Day, picnic and concert onAugust 12
 Boys, age 7 to 14 with unchanged voices.
Qualified counselors and junior counseling staff.
Choral Music/Orff Instruments/Arts and Crafts
Sports Program/Swimming Pool/Handbells/Chimes
Traditional Camp Activities: Campfire, Skit Night, Olympics
nancyvicknair[AT]comcast.net

Camp Krem Open House (campers with disabilities)
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May 13th, Saturday, 1pm - 4pm. Camp Krem, for children and
adults with developmental disabilities will hold their annual
Open House for new parents, and for all interested new families,
teachers, social workers etc. Please come and tour our beautiful
camping facility, cabins, pool, playground etc.  Camp Krem is a
little over ninety minutes from Oakland. The Executive Director
and other staff will be available to answer questions. Please
email us for directions. Thank you!
 www.campingunlimited.com
Staff of Camping Unlimited

Children's Hospital Oakland WEEKLONG DAY CAMP
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CREATING CONFIDENT PEOPLE: DAYCAMP JUNE 26-30th (8:30-12:30)
                           CHILDREN 5-12 years old
CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTER OAKLAND (510) 428-3742
Specialized therapeutic camp for children who have been exposed
to domestic violence and/or child abuse (physical, sexual).
Children enjoy fun group activities (art, gardening, camp songs)
while we build their self-esteem, support their development, and
skillfully assist them in healing from the trauma or abuse they
have experienced.  They learn strategies to respond in powerful
ways to bullies and ''abusers''.  They express their ''true selves''
and creativity! If your child (ages 5-12) was the victim of a
crime or exposed to domestic violence, call us for more info at
(510) 428-3742.  Fees are paid by Victims of Crime Compensation
Fund for eligible participants
smurray[AT]mail.cho.org

FINALLY! A Camp with a PART TIME Option!!!
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Looking for a camp that can fit more easily into your schedule
and your budget? Super Summer Camp for 5-10 year olds could be
the answer. Sign up for MWF or T/TH! Choose AM or PM or All
Day! Our flexibility is not the only thing that makes our camp
unique. We are CREDENTIALED TEACHERS. We provide solid, play-
based curriculum that your child can learn and grow with. Keep
their brains and bodies active this summer. Please vist
www.classroomatters.com for program and schedule information,
staff biographies and registration forms.
Families and children, please come to our FREE open house June
3rd and enjoy sample camp activities. (10am-1pm) Call 510-540-
8646 to RSVP.
Classroom Matters

Girls on the Go!
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I hear there are a few openings left for the Girls on the Go Camp
created by the directors of Monkey Business Camp.  This is a
great opportunity for pre-teen girls to explore the Bay Area as
well as hang out with girls.  My daughter enjoyed the daily treks
and adventures which they did by public transportation.  There
are workshops, museum visits, and interesting discussion time as
well. Check out their web site at
www.monkeybusinesscamp.com/girls.htm 
Denise lapidushouse[AT]earthlink.net

**GIRLS ON THE GO** Day Camp for 9-13 year olds
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**Monkey Business Camp presents GIRLS ON THE GO!**
Specifically designed to meet the emotional and developmental
needs of girls aged 9 to 13, Girls on the Go! Camp  allows girls
to explore their communities, play, bond, and learn.
Through this process of exploration, girls embark on a journey of
self-discovery while also discovering the strength and unity that
can stem from girl power!
Outings in the past have included: boating at Lake Merritt, ice
skating, visiting a recording studio, chocolate cooking class,
aerial dance, soccer & basketball sessions with NCAA players.
Stacy Raye (Founding Director), Luana Coloma (2005 GOTG
Director), & Roberta Cruz (long-time counselor) lead the summer
of adventure!
June 12-16 (1 week)
June 19-23 (1 week)
July 5-14  (1 and half weeks)
July 17-28 (2 weeks)
July 31-Aug 11 (2 weeks)
Aug 14-19 (1 week)
We meet at 8:30 am at Cedar-Rose Park in North Berkeley.
We travel via foot, public bus, train, or boat to our daily
destination(s).
We return to the park between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.
For registration forms and more information visit
www.monkeybusinesscamp.com/girls.htm
office[AT]monkeybusinesscamp.com
510-540-6025
Monkey Business Camp

Great camp for preteens
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For three years now, our twin daughters have loved Girls on the
Go Camp.  It is run by Stacey and Heather, the amazing duo who
created Monkey Business Camp.  This a more ''sophisticated''
version of MOnkey Business, with the same kind of great staff.
The girls travel all over the Bay doing great outings.  Lots of
public transportation, lots of adventures.  My kids have loved
it.  Their website is www.monkeybusinesscamp.com/girls.htm.
Please feel free to contact me for more details
Cam Sutter cam[AT]thesutters.com

Lego Engineering Summer Camps, www.play-well.org
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Take a ''crash course'' in Demolition Derby, enter the Sumo
Wrestling Competition, design a Mighty Metropolis, build and race
a Locomotive faster than a speeding Worm Drive. Explore concepts
in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and
architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Children
will be given instruction, design challenges, and competitions
appropriate to their facility with LEGO™ Technic and System
components.  These are a hands-on and minds-on camps suitable for
LEGO™ Technic novices to “maniacs.” 
Play-Well TEKnologies has been utilizing LEGO’s and other
building products to teach basic principles of engineering,
physics, and architecture to children (K - 5th Grade) in the Bay
Area for the past 8 years.  We will be offering Lego™ Engineering
Summer Camps throughout the East Bay this summer.
Our goal of these summer camps go beyond simply introducing
children to the world of engineering, but having them take away
from our camp a fundamentally understanding of basic engineering
terms and ideas. 
For an a listing of our summer camp schedule, visit our website,
www.play-well.org.
Hope to see you this summer!
jeff[AT]play-well.org

Living Language Creative Writing Camp for Girls
-------------------------------------------
Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Campers experience
writing and language arts in their full capacities for self
expression, exploration and discovery.  Through creative
writing games and exercises, arts, crafts, cooking, outdoor
activities and guest artists and writers we will gain deeper
connection to the language that lives in each of us!  We will
delve deeply into the works of many wonderful authors and poets
as we create and share our own literary creations. Please visit
us at www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this
unique and empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th 
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise[AT]hotmail.com

MARTIAL ARTS Kids Camp at Studio Naga!
-------------------------------------------
Our camps are packed with fun, focused activies and infused
with the spirit of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen - a rare
Indonesian martial art offering effective self-defense and the
creative movement of the animals.  After check-in and daily
gatong-rajong -- the concept of ''share and share alike'' - -
each morning will start with a vigorous martial arts class
followed by a short lunch/game break. Afternoons will be filled
with scheduled outings and Indonesian craft and cooking classes.
The staff at Studio Naga teaches at their beautiful North
Oakland academy as well as at several local elementary schools
including Chabot, Montclair, Joaquin Miller and Thornhill.
A well-stocked children's library is available for quiet
reading and during lunch breaks.
Kids Overnight Camp: June 26- 30
Power & Play Day Camp Session #2: July 10-14
LAST WEEK FOR 10% EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!  Please call
Studio Naga for more information and to register.
Studio Naga
510.652.6242
www.StudioNaga.com
info[AT]studionaga.com
Studio Naga

Orinda Academy Summer Session 2006
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Orinda Academy Summer Session is open to all students grades 8-12. Go
to
orindaacademy.org and click on summer school to download registration
form, or call
925.254.7553 for more info.. Earn credits in English, Math, United
States History.
admission[AT]orindaacademy.org

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006
-------------------------------------------
Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006 is now taking
registrations for Sessions I and II (July 26 - July 14 and July
17 - August 4).  Kids entering 1st through 8th grades will
learn how to sing, dance and act with theater professionals
resulting in a full scale Friday night performance of Disney's
Aladdin Jr.  For more information call (510)338-0810 or visit
www.moonlightentertainment.org  Cost is $550.00 per 3-week
session 9 to 3pm with before and aftercare available.  Hurry as
Session I is now filling up!
boogie014[AT]yahoo.com

Summer Adventures-Windrush School
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a
wonderful
extension of Windrush School.
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool
staff, and
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects,
exciting
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new
thematic focus each
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area
and special
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box
construction projects.
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum
children to
teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without
regard to
gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion,
color, mental or
physical disability, sexual orientation, or family structure.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director cberger[AT]windrush.org

Summer Dance Camp (sleepaway) for Families
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Join us as we co-create a village of dancers of all ages at Northern
California Dance
Collective's Summer Dance Camp, Friday, June 16-Sunday, June 25, 2006,
at lovely
Camp Hye Sierra near Kings Canyon National Park.  We offer daytime
classes for
adults in many different movement and dance styles, including partner
dance,
contact improvisation, 5Rhythms, authentic movement, African dance,
yoga and
breathwork, as well as opportunities for music and art.  Some of the
adult classes
are kid-friendly, plus we've got a great kids camp program with all
kinds of
activities for the young ones.
What else? Terrific vegetarian meals, prepared with love by former
Esalen chefs; a
beautiful, private setting in the Sierra foothills with a lake for
swimming, boating
and sunning; freestyle boogies most nights, along with talent shows and
drumming
around the fire.  Come for all nine days or choose one of our weekend
packages. 
Bring the whole family and leave the city behind! Register by May 16
for the best
rates. See http://ncdcdances.org/summercamp/index.html for details, and
a
downloadable registration form.  Or, call Michael at 510-526-9533 for
more
information.
Zach Pine

Summer Dance Programs At Danspace
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Danspace offers two children's summer programs this year:
For complete details go to www.danspace.com
or call (510) 420-0920.
1.) Tutus on Tuesdays!
Brooke Byrne, adds the element of costumes to
the creative dance and movement program  on
Tuesdays from June 20th through August 15th.
Offered for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year olds,  and 4 to 5 1/2 year olds
$112 (8 weeks)  Times vary from 3 pm to 5:30 pm
2.) Children 6 to 8 One Week Dance Workshop:
Creative Movement, Ballet, Modern, and Choreography with
Claudine Naganuma and Music, and Dance with Amber Hines.
9 am to 3 pm, includes snack, outdoor time at Frog Park,  journaling
and stretching
$200 for workshop.  Early Bird Special $180 by June 1st.
Hope your dancer can join us!

Summer Fencing Camp
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Children with all levels of experience are welcome and
grouped according to their age and ability.
Activities include strengthening and conditioning, footwork,
blade work, tactics and electronic bouting. Fencing camp is fun,
challenging, and a great workout!
All equipment is provided. Sport Fencing Center is located at
5221 Central Ave. in El Cerrito. Camp hours are from 9 am-3pm.
Extended care may be arranged.  The last day features a
fun-filled excursion. The fee is $295.  Youth camp is for ages
8-11. Teen camp is for ages 12-16.
June 19-23:   Youth Camp
June 26-30:   Teen Camp
July 17-21:   Youth Camp
July 24-28:   Teen Camp
August 14-18: Youth Camp
August 21-25: Teen Camp
Karen Ladenheim kmartos[AT]sportfencingcenter.com

Summer Jr Tennis Camp at Mills College
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Week-long tennis camps for ages 5-13 run throughout the summer
at Mills College. Program runs 12:30-5 daily and includes an
hour of recreational swim at the Mills College aquatics center.
Email
mweinste[AT]mills.edu
for a camp flyer or more info.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The mission of the Junior Tennis Camp at Mills College is to
provide high quality tennis instruction in a fun and supportive
atmosphere. Positive reinforcement and cooperative learning
techniques are emphasized throughout. Ball machines and video
replay analysis will be utilized as appropriate. The junior
camp will include a “Tennis Olympics”, complete with medals and
an awards ceremony, on the last day of each week. Supervision
at the tennis courts will be available from 12:15-12:30 for
tennis campers participating in half-day sessions of the Mills
Summer Arts Camp. The tennis camps run in one-week sessions.
Recreational swim will be supervised by the tennis coaches in
addition to the trained and certified lifeguards at
the Mills College Aquatic Center.
For more information contact Marc Weinstein
at 510-430-3257 or mweinste[AT]mills.edu
Marc Weinstein

The Great Stories Workshop - July 2006
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Story is one of the fundamental ways we experience life, appealing to
youngest and
oldest, equally. Stories capture us, educate us, and live through us.
We begin with a piece of literature worthy of long attention.
Participants hear the
story, read it, illustrate it, tell it, and act it out, and write it
down. We may create
scenery, costume, and music for our tale. We will discuss what it
means, compare it
to other stories we know, and consider different versions.
Participants will
deepen a love for oral and written literature
find meaning connections in stories
hone reading, writing, and listening skills
expand vocabulary and comprehension
Instructor: Theodore Timpson has worked as a classroom teacher and
performed as
an actor, musician, and storyteller, directing several children’s
theater productions.
He has a B.A. from Harvard and a M.A. in Education.
Limited to 10 participants, ages 7 - 12
Location: Buell Street, Oakland (near Mills College, 580 & 13)
Dates: July 10 - August 4 (M-F, 9 - 12)
Fees:
1 week $150
2 weeks $260
3 weeks $360
4 weeks $440
Early registration: 10% discount
Call soon to reserve a place: 510 903 1402
Theodore Timpson theodore[AT]achievehelper.com

Tree Frog Treks Wild Science Summer Camp!
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Tree Frog Treks Junior Explorer (ages 4-6) and Wild Science (ages
7-12) Summer Camps are now enrolling! We'll host 5 weeks of camp
in Golden Gate Park and 3 weeks in Piedmont Park. Meet and greet
animal ambassadors like Hannibal the Plated Lizard, Julie the
Burmese Python, and Walter the Western Toad! Search for hawks,
frogs and salamanders! Strap on your goggles to conduct cool
chemistry experiments and watch hydrogen bubbles explode in
flames! Learn what makes the Earth so special as we build a
bottle-biology habitat for worms, bugs & slugs, then blast
rockets into outer space in search of extraterrestrials! Study
the aerodynamics of a bird wing, then build different types of
kites and paper airplanes! Go on a treasure hunt in search of
lost civilizations! Learn how to track wildlife and survive in
the great outdoors as we trek to Ocean Beach and Crissy Field in
San Francisco, and Robert’s Redwood Park in Oakland! Get ready to
get out, get dirty, explore, make art, and do hands-on science
experiments! Visit http://www.treefrogtreks.com/camps1.htm for
camp dates and registration information!

Walden Center & School Summer 2006 Program
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Walden Center & School has openings in our 2006 Summer Program
for children ages 5-11. 9am-3:30pm M-F. Located at the corner of
Dwight Way & McKinley. Cost is $225/week. Before and after
care are available 8:15-9am ($7/day) & 3:30-6pm ($17 day).
Each themed week features field trips, swimming at local pools,
art activities, science and dramatic play! June 26-30 “The
Never-ending Birthday party!”; July 3rd-7th (4 day week fees
adjusted) “Electric Gizmos!”; July 10-14 “Monsters!”; July
17-21 “Backyard Jungle!”; July 24-28 “Houses: What will your
dream house look like?” Call Claudine Swickard at Walden for more
information 510-841-7248
A Happy Walden Parent

Water Polo
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Learn to master water polo techniques, individual skills, and
game tactics, and apply new learning’s in scrimmages.
Sessions:
Pre-season session:  5/23-6/13
session I: 6/15-7/9
session II: 7/11-7/30
session III: 8/1-8/20
When: Sun.  3:30-5pm, Tue./Thu. 7-8:30pm
Where:  El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA
Practice: Learn to master water polo techniques, individual
skills, and game tactics, and apply new learning’s in
scrimmages.
Practices may include USWP competitions, scrimmages with other
clubs, and joint practices with our masters team.  Experienced
coaching staff, one-on-one attention and fun!
Cost: $90/session – discounts available for pre-season and
multiple sessions.
How to Apply: Visit www.xywaterpolo.org to download
registration forms and directions.
For more information: Contact the coaches at
academy[AT]xywaterpolo.org or call Mike Dove at
(510) 527-0447 or Felice Balarin at (510) 528-7821
Mike Dove mikedove1[AT]comcast.net



May 5, 2006

Art &Science Day Camp coming to the East Bay!
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Voted “Best Camp for Kids” in Bay Area Parent and “Best of the
Bay” in San Francisco Magazine, Camp Galileo combines art,
science, and outdoor programming with fun camp traditions to
create a summer day camp experience kids entering K – 5th grade
love. Delivered by a highly talented staff, Camp Galileo’s
curriculum is developed in partnership with The Tech Museum of
Innovation and Klutz. 
Camp Galileo features three unique weeks of programming to
appeal to all interests:  Shape It, Sculpt It! & Amusement Park
Science, Psychedelic ‘60s & Space Explorers, Ancient Egypt &
Crime Solver Scientists.  One week sessions offered.
Camp Galileo will be hosted at Prospect Sierra Elementary
School in El Cerrito for 5 one week sessions from June 26 –
July 28th. Other locations in Rockridge, Lafayette, and Fremont
available.
Visit www.campgalileo.com or call 1-800-854-3684 for more
information. Space is filling up---reserve your child’s space
today!
Camp Galileo

BandWorks School of Rock Camp Registration
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BandWorks Summer Camps are still accepting registrations, and
new sections of ''The Music of Green Day'' have been opened due
to poplular demand.
For kids 8+, Camp is open to beginners with no
previous musical experience, through advanced players. 
Professional musician-instructors create a fun and supportive
environment while they teach kids the skills they need to play
in a rock band-and make new friends in the process. 
Participants can join ''as a group'' too!
Our week-long Summer Day Camps offer a variety of classes,
including Intro to Rock Band Instruments, which is especially
designed for kids with little to no previous musical
experience.  By the end of the week, they're rocking out in a
live performance at the studio.  Campers may enroll for a 1/2
day or full day.
Camp Cost: Ranges from $135-$300, depending on the program. 
Weekly Workshops also start again June 19 ... Adult workshops,
too! 
For a complete picture of BandWorks Summer Camp & Workshops,
check out the website: www.bandworks.com or
Contact: julie[AT]bandworks.com  510. 649. 7738
Julie Chervin julie[AT]bandworks.com

Camp Kee Tov has a few open slots this summer
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I've just heard from a reliable source that the fabulous, much
sought-after Camp Kee Tov still has a few open spots for this
summer.  My son has been going to this camp for the past three
years and absolutely loves it!  It is an ''imagination-based''
camp that relies on good old-fashioned fun things like skits,
arts and crafts, swimming and outdoor games.  One of the best
things about the camp is the staff:  a great group of positive
energetic fun-loving teenagers and young adults, many of whom
went to the camp for many years themselves. If you don't
already know about this wonderful, warm community, check out
their website at www.campkeetov.org.
Lauran Mizock mizock[AT]comcast.net

Choose your own adventure at Girl Scout Camp
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Girl Scout Camp is a great way for girls to choose their own adventure
this summer! There are programs in traditional camp activities as well
as
adventure activities like rock climbing, river rafting and surfing!
What’s
more, their programs are more than just fun, they’re designed to teach
self-reliance, teamwork, and leadership skills. Resident and day camps
are available at various locations in the Bay Area.  Previous Girl
Scout
experience is not required to go to camp...just visit the Web site:
www.GirlScoutsBayArea.org/camp or call (800) 447-4475. Financial
assistance is available.
nikki[AT]girlscoutsbayarea.org

Coastal Ecology Camp
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June 27-July 1, ages 8-12.  Offered by Lawrence Hall of Science, this
residential camp offers science camp activities in a traditional camp
setting (swimming, crafts, campfires).  Call 510-642-5132 for
information
on a wide array of overnight and day camps from UC Berkeley's public
science center.  Website:  www.lawrencehallofscience.org
Linda Schneider lindas[AT]berkeley.edu

Creative Strings Summer Camp-Music
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Day Camp at the School of String Improvisation
in central Berkeley
Irene Sazer and the
School of String Improvisation
announces it's two summer sessions.
Ages 8-12   July 17th thru 21st
Ages 11 and up through teens   July 24th thru 28th
(If there are some kids under the age of 13  and the teen session is
better timing for them,
they can sign up for the teen session...as long as their playing level
is
fairly high)
$390 for the week, and extended care available.   A limited number of
partial scholarships may be available.
Come enjoy music and art.   Violin, viola and cello students
explore improv games, fiddling, blues and world styles in a
nurturing, creative environment, and participate in a daily art class.
They will perform a live soundtrack to a narrated story, illustrated
by their own artwork...a rich multi-media experience.
Irene Sazer, an original member of the Turtle Island String Quartet,
is currently the leader of the  Real Vocal String Quartet.
ALSO ongoing classes for kids and teens.   Improv, blues and folk
styles
510-548-3738
director[AT]stringimprovisation.org
www.stringimprovisation.org
Director

Discover the Bay Area at City Camp this summer!
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Named Bay Area Parent magazine's ''Favorite Day Camp'', City Camp takes
children
6-12 on fascinating field trips every day to find out what makes cities
special and to
develop skills to be safe and healthy urban explorers. Most of all,
City Camp is FUN!
Openings are still available throughout the summer at both the UC
Berkeley and San
Francisco Ferry building locations. Please visit www.citycamp.net for
more information
and instant online registration.
info[AT]citycamp.net

ENJOY LEARNING SUMMER WRITING GROUPS
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ENJOY LEARNING
Summer Creative Writing Workshops
Students will discuss ideas and write stories, poems, and essays
in a comfortable, supportive environment.  Classes are held in
the Glenview area of Oakland in a relaxed, spacious classroom
with outdoor access.
Summer Classes: Mon., Tues., and Wed. from 9:30-12 or 1:30-4:00. 
Sessions begin on  6/26 and run through 7/26 (off on July 4th).
Barbara Joan Tiger Bass, MFA is an experienced teacher, tutor,
and published writer.  In private practice teaching creative
writing for over twelve years, she welcomes students to her
summer classes.
For more information CALL: (510)336-0050 or e-mail:
ENJOYLEARNING2[AT]aol.com
Barbara Joan TIger Bass

Jewish Summer Program for Teens
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Jewish Summer Programs for Teens in Costa Rica and Belize! Costa
Rican Adventures is a Berkeley-based educational tour company.
www.costaricanadventures.com/earthconnect/jewishteens/
Our Outdoor Adventures for Jewish Teens programs in Costa Rica
and Belize include outdoor adventures, cultural exchanges,  and
social action projects as a pluralistic Jewish community. On
these 3 week programs, we hike, raft, surf, zipline, bike, and
horseback ride our way through the rainforests, rivers and
oceans of Costa Rica and Belize. Throughout our journey, we
focus on sustainability and solutions. In addition to adventure
travel and community service, one of the highlights of our Costa
Rica summer programs is our stay at Punta Mona, our private
beachfront Sustainable Living Center on the Caribbean Coast. On
our Belize trip, in addition to adventure travel and community
service, students earn PADI Scuba Certification. We'd love to
have more local teens join our group! Call today! 510 649-1000.
Lisa Schachter-Brooks schooks[AT]sbcglobal.net

Ki Aikido for kids, teens and adults (ages 7+)
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Aikido training focuses on relaxation, self discipline and self
confidence.
Through our 25 years of instructing children we have found that
kids desire discipline and prosper from it. Discipline without
judgement inspires self confidence and more positive reactions
to stressful situations.
Our main concern is for the safety of all students while
preparing them to deal with mental and physical conflicts in
daily life. We require all students to abide by a set of
conduct rules which allows everyone to practice real martial
techniques while maintaining a high level of safety.
All students must follow the instructions of Sensei and
instructors. Any action whose intent is to do harm will not be
tolerated.
Since we are teaching a complete discipline which includes
meditation, breathing and true martial arts, the amount of
attention needed is generally beyond the scope of most children
younger than 7 years of age.
Parents should come and watch a class with their child so they
both can see what is involved.
Albany Rec and Community Ctr
1249 Marin Ave
Albany, CA
(510) 524-9283
www.kiaikido.org
Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri  4:00 - 5:00 pm
kiaikido[AT]kiaikido.org

Lego™ and Mad Science Summer Camps (Ages 4-11)
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Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
2640 College Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
For more information visit our website at www.juliamorgan.org
To speak to the registrar, call Marilyn at 510-845-8542 x301 or
email at marilyn[AT]juliamorgan.org. 
Lego™ Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies
June 26-30, 2006
Pre-Engineering Camp (Ages 5-6)
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm  $195
June 26-30, 2006
Engineering FUNdamentals (Grades 1-5)
Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30pm  $195
July 3-7, 2006
The Junkyard (Ages 7-11)
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm  $195
July 3-7, 2006
Robo Bots (Ages 7-11)
Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30pm  $195
Mad Science
Mad Machine and Robots
July 24 – July 28, 2006
Monday-Friday  1:00-4:00pm   $205
(Ages 8-11) 
*Tuition for Mad Machine and Robots includes a
  $30 Lab Fee for take-home robot
Crazy Chemistry
August 7 – August 11, 2006
Monday-Friday  1:00-4:00pm    $175
(Ages 6-11)
Into the Garden
August 21 – August 25, 2006
Monday – Friday  9:00am – 12:00pm   $175
(Ages 3-½ to 5-½)
Marilyn Stanley

Living Language Camp-Creative Writing for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Campers experience
writing and language arts in their full capacities for self
expression, exploration and discovery.  Through creative
writing games and exercises, arts, crafts, cooking, outdoor
activities and guest artists and writers we will gain deeper
connection to the language that lives in each of us!  We will
delve deeply into the works of many wonderful authors and poets
as we create and share our own literary creations. Please visit
us at www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this
unique and empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th 
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise[AT]hotmail.com

Make Me A Pro Soccer/and or Baseball  Camp
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We use challenging, yet fun games and drills that push our
campers to reach their potential as individuals, while training
towards their goals of becoming better players.
We understand that every child we encounter has a different
personality that comes with different needs. We spend the time
to understand each individual’s specific strengths and
challenges so that we can tailor our interaction with each
child appropriately.
To register for Albany, CA Camps
Soccer Aug 21- Aug 25 9:00am-12 noon 510-524-9283
Baseball Aug 21- Aug 25 12:30pm-3:30pm 510-524-9283
Cheerleading Aug 21- Aug 25 12:30pm-3:30pm 510-524-9283
www.mmapsports.com
Kevin Broomfield mmaps2001[AT]yahoo.com

MARTIAL ARTS Kids Camp at Studio Naga!
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Our camps are packed with fun, focused activies and infused
with the spirit of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen - a rare
Indonesian martial art offering effective self-defense and the
creative movement of the animals.  After check-in and daily
gatong-rajong -- the concept of ''share and share alike'' - -
each morning will start with a vigorous martial arts class
followed by a short lunch/game break. Afternoons will be filled
with scheduled outings and Indonesian craft and cooking classes.
The staff at Studio Naga teaches at their beautiful North
Oakland academy as well as at several local elementary schools
including Chabot, Montclair, Joaquin Miller and Thornhill.
A well-stocked children's library is available for quiet
reading and during lunch breaks.
Tulen Kids International - The Future! Overnight Camp: June 26-
30
Power & Play Day Camp: July 10-14
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS STILL AVAILABLE! 
Please call Studio Naga for more information and to register.
510.652.6242
www.StudioNaga.com
info[AT]studionaga.com
Studio Naga

MOCHA - Summer Art Camp
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The Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) Summer Camp
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MOCHA Art Camp offers weekly camp with rotating themes
or children/youth interested in fun,  hands-on,  art learning
activites.
For kids ages 5-10, choose a theme like Pirates Play or
Puppet Pals (see our web site)
For youth ages 10-15 choose our Advanced Studio Camp
that offers a richer experience in the visual arts.
For Teens in High School, volunteer at MOCHA as an ART
Apprentice.  Assist the art teachers and have a chance to
lead the campers during activities and field trips.
Camp Dates:  June 19th - August 25th.
Enroll by the week - camp day (8:30am - 3:30pm)
$275/ per week
(gain an early bird discount with registration prior to June1)
pre and after care available at extra charge
For weekly themes and more information
visit www.mocha.org
or call danielle at 465-8770 x 308
rae[AT]mocha.org

RADICAL ROBOTS! - Building Science for Kids
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Discover the excitement of hands-on SCIENCE and ENGINEERING with Mr.
Asper the Science Master (Elementary School Science Teacher/M.Ed. - UC
Berkeley).
Design, build, and program robots and motorized contraptions in our fun
and
educational summer programs for children ages 6-12.  Participants are
presented
with construction challenges using Robotix, LEGOs, and KNex building
materials. 
Projects include robots, roller-coasters, balloon-racers, ferris
wheels, ping-pong
poppers, robo-dogs, and motorized monkeys.  Experienced builders can
test their
skills on a variety of construction kits including the 6 foot long
Crocosaur or the 5
foot tall Robot Commander!  Four Different 5-day Programs Available:
SESSION ONE: June 19 - June 23
Radical Robotics ($275/student) from 9:00AM-12:00PM and
LEGO Inventor's Workshop ($275/student) from 1:00PM-4:00PM --
SESSION TWO:  June 26-June 30
Radical Robotics ($275/student) from 9:00AM-12:00PM and
Amusement Park Science ($275/student) from 1:00PM-4:00PM
**Register for 2 or more classes and receive a 10% discount! - Noon
hour
supervision provided!
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 510-593-6181 or www.radicalrobots.org
Mr. Asper the Robot Master radicalrobots[AT]mac.com

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006
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Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006 performs
Disney's ''Aladdin Jr.'' in two 3-week sessions starting in
June.  Registration is now open!  Cost is $550 for 3 weeks
with before and aftercare available.  Kids entering 1st through
8th grades will learn now to sing, dance and act with theater
professionals.  To register (510)338-0810 or
www.moonlightentertainment.org 
Danny Buell

Summer Adventures-Windrush School
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a
wonderful
extension of Windrush School. This art-based program is designed and
run by the
Windrush Afterschool staff, and offers an intimate camp experience,
engaging
''hands-on'' projects, exciting recreational activities emphasizing
cooperative play,
and a new thematic focus each week. The sessions are highlighted by
field trips
around the Bay Area and special group events, such as kid-run carnivals
and
refrigerator box construction projects.
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum
children to teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without
regard to gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin,
religion, color,
mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or family structure.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director Cberger[AT]windrush.org

Summer Fencing Camp
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Children with all levels of experience are welcome and
grouped according to their age and ability.
Activities include strengthening and conditioning, footwork,
blade work, tactics and electronic bouting. Fencing camp is fun,
challenging, and a great workout!
All equipment is provided. Camp hours are from 9 am-3pm. Extended
care may be arranged.  The last day features a fun-filled
excursion. The fee is $295.  Youth camp is for ages 8-11. Teen
camp is for ages 12-16. More sessions have been added due to
popular demand!
June 19-23:   Youth Camp
June 26-30:   Teen Camp
July 17-21:   Youth Camp
July 24-28:   Teen Camp
August 14-18: Youth Camp
August 21-25: Teen Camp

Summer Learning Classes at Y Camp
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Do you have a child entering 2nd-5th grade?  We have a great
opportunity for your child to stay in touch with their academic
brain during the summer!  Summer learning classes are being
offered by grade level for those age groups with qualified
teachers.  Students will practice writing, reading and
arithmetic. The classes are 1.25 hours a day, Monday-Thursday,
from 8-9:15am.  Teachers will then drop your child off at their
YMCA day camp.  Both the classes and the camp are at Washington
Elementary school.  This is a way to stay in touch with your
studies and not miss out on all of the fun field trips and
activities of camp.  For more information about this unique new
program, contact Qiqi, the camp director, at 665-3264 or
qrodriguez[AT]baymca.org.  Financial assistance is available.
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner[AT]baymca.org

Summer Music & Opera camp
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There are still openings for the Crowden Music Center's Summer
Music & Opera camp! This fun and intensive 3-week camp includes
violin and cello classes in the morning (beginning through
intermediate; placement by experience) and the production of a
fully staged opera in the afternoon (including singing, acting,
costume & set design). This year's opera is Gilbert &
Sullivan's The Mikado.
Appropriate for ages 8-13. June 26 - July 14 (no class on July
4), Monday through Friday, 9am - 3pm (aftercare available until
6pm). For more information, please visit www.crowden.org, email
ccmc[AT]crowden.org, or call Marion Atherton at 510-559-2941.
Tuition for 3 weeks is $890 plus a $15 registration fee.
Limited financial assistance available.
Marion Atherton

The Crucible Youth Program Summer Camps
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Crucible Youth Programs
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Youth Program Mission Statement
 
The Crucible Youth Program exposes youth of diverse backgrounds to the
fine and industrial arts through intensive multidisciplinary subject
areas. The Crucible offers engaging art programs, such as classes,
field trips and workshops. We are dedicated to promoting healthy youth
development, strengthening youth competencies in leadership and skill
building.
SUMMER CAMP
We’re excited to offer our incredible summer camps this
year. We've got some great weekend classes in June with
glassflameworking, fused
glass tiles and glass tube sculpture: an introduction to neon.!
During our Fire Arts Festival,  July 11-12, 2006, we’ll
be offering a wide variety of two-day “tasters”
to youth of all ages. 
In August we’ll be offering more intensive five-day classes.
From jewelry making to welding to building your own rocket
car, check out the extraordinary educational opportunities.
For more information, please see www.thecrucible.org or call
510-444-0919 or email youth[AT]thecrucible.org

This Land Is Your Land / Sarah's Science
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This Land Is Your Land Summer Day Camp offers exciting hands-on
science and nature studies developed by Sarah Shaffer (awarded
Best Science Teacher 2006 by the East Bay Express). The weird and
wonderful world of nature is a great way to ‘hook’ kids on
science. Our weekly sessions feature a variety of themes,
including “Toy-ology (the Science of Toys)”, “Swashbuckling
Science”, “Electrons on the Move!”, “Furry Forest Friends” and
“Potions and Herbology.”
Camp is for children ages 5 – 12.
Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program for campers ages 11 – 15
years old.
Camp Dates:
Weekly sessions from June 19th -- September 1.
Hours:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Extended care available 8:00 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.
Locations:
Roberts Regional Park in the Oakland Hills and
Tilden Park in Berkeley
For more information visit our website www.sarahscience.com
Or call (510) 581-3739
Sarah Shaffer
21525 Knoll Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sarah Shaffer

April 29, 2006

ADVENTURES SUMMER CAMP
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Where Music Begins is offering Kindermusik's Adventures Summer
Camp.  Each class, we will enjoy story time, singing, movement,
song games, playing instruments, creative movement, focused
listening, finger plays, chants, and exploratory time. This
wonderful program engages the curiosity, natural musical gifts,
and sensitivity of very young children.
Register now for a 5 session Kindermusik Adventures Summer Camp:
* Peek a Boo - age newborn to 1 1/2
* Creatures at the Ocean - age 1 1/2 to 4
* Zoo Train - age 1 1/2 to 4
* On the Road - age 3 1/2 to 5
For class times and registration information information please
go to:
www.wheremusicbegins.com
CATHY

Choir Camp at Laney College, July 3- July 14
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John Reager, Director of Choral Studies at Laney College in
Oakland, is offering a two-week choir camp for singers ages 10-
18. Singers will meet at Laney College from 9:00 A.M. until
3:00 P.M. for rehearsals, voice lessons, piano lessons and
more. No prior experience is necessary. Mr. Reager is a former
AGMA tenor with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and an
Alumnus of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The camp
will meet Monday through Friday from July 3rd-July 14th (no
class on July 4th). The cost for two weeks is $125 per student.
For more information go to laneysummermusic.com or send e-mail
to jreager[AT]peralta.edu
Marion Atherton
 

Creative Writing Summer Camp for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Campers experience
writing and language arts in their full capacities for self
expression, exploration and discovery.  Through creative
writing games and exercises, arts, crafts, cooking, outdoor
activities and guest artists and writers we will gain deeper
connection to the language that lives in each of us!  We will
delve deeply into the works of many wonderful authors and poets
as we create and share our own literary creations. Please visit
us at www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this
unique and empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Contact Cyrise Beatty cyrise[AT]hotmail.com

Fast ForWord Summer Session
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   I want to let people who are interested in Fast ForWord
about a tentative session at a local Berkeley private school
which will take place in their computer lab.
   Fast ForWord is a computerized language remediation
program for children ages 5 or 6 through adolescence who
have receptive language, auditory processing, reading
decoding, and/or reading comprehension delays.  Children
need to be able to sustain focused attention and preferably
handle a computer mouse (although there are ways around
that). 
    The session will address all levels of Fast ForWord
(Language, Language to Reading, and all 5 Reading
programs) and will begin June 19th and continue through
July  28th.  There are two possible times for the 6-week,
5-day a week, 2-hour a day sessions: 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
    If you want to discuss your child and possible benefits
from this program, please call me at 510-919-9966.
   For more info on the Fast ForWord programs, you can
check www.fastforword.com
Pam Norton, M.S., CCC-SLP
 & ABD, Special Education
510-919-9966
Pam Norton pcnorton[AT]uclink.berkeley.edu

Kids Love Groups
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Kids Love Groups is an ideal program for students with
Social/Pragmatic Language Delays such as NLD, AS, HFA and
ADHD.  This program emphasizes the development of the social
language skills and problem solving necessary for being part of
a group.  Using art, games, and cooking projects, kids grades 3-
5 will learn and practice how to be''th inking'' members of a
group while having fun and making new friends. There are still
openings for sessions I & II June 12-16.  Please contact Kris
for more information!
Kristen Neugebauer, M.A., CCC-SLP kris[AT]superspeech.com

Lego Engineering Workshop at MOCHA
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Play-Well TEKnologies, in conjunction with the Museum of
Children's Art, MOCHA (http://www.mocha.org) will be offering an
'Engineering Fundamentals with Lego' Workshop on Saturday, April
29th from 9 AM - 12:30 PM.
Engineering FUNdamentals Camp Description:
Take a ''crash course'' in Demolition Derby, challenge the Battle
Track, enter the sumo wrestling competition, build and race a
Locomotive faster than a speeding Worm Drive. Explore concepts in
physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and
architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Children
will be given instruction and design challenges appropriate to
their facility with LEGO™ Technic and System components. These
are hands-on and minds-on camps suitable for LEGO™ Technic
novices to “maniacs.”
For Ages: 7 – 13
Cost: $40.00/Workshop
This class is not affiliated with the LEGO Group.
For more information about Play-Well TEKnologies, visit our
website: http://www.play-well.org.
To register for the class, visit http://www.mocha.org or contact
MOCHA at 510-465-8770.
jeff[AT]play-well.org

Martial Arts Kids Camp - Summer 2006
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Our camps are packed with fun, focused activies and infused
with the spirit of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen - a rare
Indonesian martial art offering effective self-defense and the
creative movement of the animals.  After check-in and daily
gatong-rajong -- the concept of ''share and share alike'' - -
each morning will start with a vigorous martial arts class
followed by a short lunch/game break. Afternoons will be filled
with scheduled outings and Indonesian craft and cooking classes.
The staff at Studio Naga teaches at their beautiful North
Oakland academy as well as at several local elementary schools
including Chabot, Montclair, Joaquin Miller and Thornhill.
A well-stocked children's library is available for quiet
reading and during lunch breaks.
Tulen Kids International - The Future! Overnight Camp: June 26-
30
Power & Play Day Camp Session #1: July 3-7
Power & Play Day Camp Session #2: July 10-14
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS STILL AVAILABLE!  Please call
Studio Naga for more information and to register.
Studio Naga
510.652.6242
www.StudioNaga.com
info[AT]studionaga.com
Studio Naga

Narnia Playhouse Drama Camp
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Space still available in the Narnia Playhouse Drama Camp. Three
2-week sessions beginning June 19th at Montclair School in
Oakland. Sessions 1 and 3 for kids entering grades 3-7, session
2 for grades 1 and 2. Work on a full length production to be
presented at the end of camp. Our 17th summer!
Each day includes rehearsal, theater games, improv, work on
sets, lighting, costumes and sound. This camp is fun and low
pressure and great for beginners or more experienced actors.
For flyer, contact Doug Cole at narniaph[AT]sbcglobal.net
Doug Cole narniaph[AT]sbcglobal.net

Overnight Camp for Kids
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Oakland  Feather River Camp offers two programs for children
this summer - www.FeatherRiverCamp.com
Oakland's camp for families and kids located in Quincy, CA -
need not be Oakland resident to participate.
****Camp Kidd and Camp Sierra for boys and girls aged 7-11 -
Fun-filled traditional camp program with swimming, horseback
riding, arts and crafts, hikes and more.  Small groups
supervised by staff who love kids and love camp.  7/9-7/15 or
7/16-7/22  Cost - Sliding Scale $500-$300
 
****Wrangler Camp for boys and girls aged 10-12 - This is the
camp for kids who LOVE horses.  Ride, groom, feed and learn
about all aspects of equestrian culture.  Riding games, trail
rides and serious horsemanship too.  Plus arts & crafts,
swimming and all around camp fun! Campers should have prior
experience with horses. 7/9-7/15  Cost  $700
Kids' Camps include round trip transportation from Oakland. 
A limited number of scholarships are available.
Call 510-336-2267 or e-mail  info[AT]FeatherRiverCamp.com
Oakland Camp Staff - Hope to see you there!

Permorning Arts Summer Camp
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Our Thing Permorning Arts Summer Camp
Music, Yoga, Poetry, Dance, Visual Arts
June 26 - July 2, 8am - 4:30pm
$350/child, scholarships available
65th Street, Oakland
For more information, please call: (510) 547-7690
must register by May 30.
Soyinka Rahim

RADICAL ROBOTS! -Science and Engineering for Kids!
-------------------------------------------
Discover the excitement of hands-on SCIENCE and ENGINEERING with Mr.
Asper the
Science Master (Elementary School Science Teacher/M.Ed. - UC Berkeley). 
Design,
build, and program robots and motorized contraptions in our fun and
educational
summer programs for children ages 6-12.  Participants are presented
with
construction challenges using Robotix, LEGOs, and KNex building
materials. 
Projects include robots, roller-coasters, balloon-racers, ferris
wheels, ping-pong
poppers, robo-dogs, and motorized monkeys.  Experienced builders can
test their
skills on a variety of construction kits including the 6 foot long
Crocosaur or the 5
foot tall Robot Commander!  Four Different 5-day Programs Available: 
SESSION
ONE: June 19 - June 23   Radical Robotics ($275/student) from
9:00AM-12:00PM
and LEGO Inventor's Workshop ($275/student) from 1:00PM-4:00PM -- 
SESSION
TWO:  June 26-June 30  Radical Robotics ($275/student) from
9:00AM-12:00PM and
Amusement Park Science ($275/student) from 1:00PM-4:00PM  **Register
for 2 or
more classes and receive a 10% discount! - Noon hour supervision will
be provided! 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 510-593-6181 or www.radicalrobots.org
Mr. Asper the Robot Master radicalrobots[AT]mac.com

Sanctuary Explorers Camp - based in Crissy Field
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Sanctuary Explorers Camp is a marine science exploration camp for
8-13 year olds based out of our offices in the Presidio of San
Francisco. Campers spend every day exploring local environments
with naturalists from the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association.
Explore the hidden treasures of our coast, become a junior marine
scientist, and help protect our local marine sanctuaries – all in
one exciting week. Campers will investigate the fascinating array
of plants and animals of the Sanctuary by visiting tidepools,
sandy beaches and lighthouses. This action-packed week culminates
in a kayaking adventure on the San Francisco Bay.
Camp Sessions: June 26-30, August 7-11                        
Camp Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fee: $295
Extended care is available from 3:30 – 5:00 PM for an additional
$15 per day.
For Registration, visit
http://www.farallones.org/education/sanctuary_explorers_camp.htm
or call 415-561-6625 x303 for an application.
Mara Flores Naumann mnaumann[AT]farallones.org

Signing Smart Infant and Toddler Sign Language
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NOW REGISTERING FOR SUMMER AND FALL CLASSES!! Signing Smart Baby
Sign Language for Hearing Infants and Toddlers 6 months to 2
years.  
Signing Smart Beginner Play Classes:
• Created by ASL-certified Developmental Psychologists from U.C.
Berkeley
• Techniques that allow your child to sign back quickly
• Tools to recognize your child's earliest signs
• Classes integrate signs with songs, games, and activities
• Promotes early communication
• Speeds spoken language development
• Reduces frustration and tantrums
• Increases your child's long-term learning abilities
Classes are in Pleasanton at Where Music Begins 5460 Sunol Blvd.,
Ste. 1. For registration information, please visit our website
www.wheremusicbegins.com; call 925-249-0661 or email
info[AT]wheremusicbegins.com.
cathy

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006
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Moonlight Entertainment presents ''Disney's Aladdin Jr.'' Summer
Performing Arts camp in two sessions beginning July 26th for
three weeks and then again June 17th for another 3 week
session.  Cost is $550.00 for 3 weeks, 9 to 3pm daily with
before and aftercare available.  Creative theater counselors
under the direction of Danny Buell, of A Christmas Carol fame,
will help your child discover the ''actor'' inside and delight in
a fun-filled summer camp experience learning to sing, dance and
act resulting in a full-scale professionally costumed final
production of ''Aladdin Jr.'' with your child ''center stage''!
For more information and to register call (510)338-0810 or
visit www.moonlightentertainment.org
boogie014[AT]yahoo.com

Still Space in African Dance Camp for Kids!!
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Akoma Camp is an African Dance and Theater Camp for children
ages 5-11.  Session I is from July 24-28, Session II is July 31-
Aug. 1. Children will learn traditional dances, songs, creative
movement, theater games, and costume making in a supportive,
nurturing, fun enviornment.  Akoma Camp, located on Bonita St.
btw University and Berkeley Way, close to Ohlone Park, in
Berkeley, is run by Madeleine Rogin, a local dance teacher
(Prospect Sierra School in El Cerrito) who has her Masters in
Dance from the University of New Mexico.  Please contact
Madeleine for registration information.
Madeleine Rogin madrogin[AT]hotmail.com

Summer Baseball Camp
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Attention parents of baseball lovers!  Announcing a new camp
option for boys and girls ages 7-12 coming this summer.  East
Bay BALL Summer Camp is a full-day camp founded by Oakland
parents to provide continued access to the game of baseball
after the conclusion of the spring Little League season.  Five
one-week sessions are scheduled from June 26-July 28. Camp will
take place at the Caldecott baseball facilities near the Tunnel
Road exit off Hwy 24.  For more info, and to download a
registration form, go to www.summerballcamp.com.  Space is
limited, so enroll early! Questions?  Email us at
contact[AT]summerballcamp.com.
Deborah Bonzell

Summer Fencing Camp
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Children with all levels of experience are welcome and
grouped according to their age and ability.
Activities include strengthening and conditioning, footwork,
blade work, tactics and electronic bouting. Fencing camp is fun,
challenging, and a great workout!
All equipment is provided. Camp hours are from 9 am-3pm. Extended
care may be arranged.  The last day features a fun-filled
excursion. The fee is $295.  Youth camp is for ages 8-11. Teen
camp is for ages 12-16. More sessions have been added due to
popular demand!
June 19-23:   Youth Camp
June 26-30:   Teen Camp
July 17-21:   Youth Camp
July 24-28:   Teen Camp
August 14-18: Youth Camp
August 21-25: Teen Camp
kmartos[AT]sportfencingcenter.com

Summer Tennis Camp at Mills College
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Week-long tennis camps with recreational swim run throughout
the summer at Mills College. Camps are for ages 6-12, and run
12:30 PM - 5 PM Monday thru Friday.
For more information, or a camp flyer, email Marc Weinstein,
Head Tennis Coach, Mills College
mweinste[AT]mills.edu
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The mission of the Junior Tennis Camp at Mills College is to
provide high quality tennis instruction in a fun and supportive
atmosphere. Positive reinforcement and cooperative learning
techniques are emphasized throughout. Ball machines and video
replay analysis will be utilized as appropriate. The junior
camp will include a “Tennis Olympics”, complete with medals and
an awards ceremony, on the last day of each week. Supervision
at the tennis courts will be available from 12:15-12:30 for
tennis campers participating in half-day sessions of the Mills
Summer Arts Camp. The tennis camps run in one-week sessions.
Recreational swim will be supervised by the tennis coaches in
addition to the trained and certified lifeguards at
the Mills College Aquatic Center.
Marc  Weinstein mweinste[AT]mills.edu

Summer Writing Lab  ~  Ages 9 - 11
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In this weeklong, fun, cooperative writing camp, kids will
develop and deepen their mastery of the writing process. In
this intimate, supportive environment, students will engage in
a variety of writing exercises including cooperative games,
free-writes, observational writing, peer-editing and close
reading of favorite stories and poems.
June 26-June 30 1-4 p.m.  $162/$152
July 10-July 14 1-4 p.m.  $162/$152
INSTRUCTOR: Abby Skrivan, MA
          (Albany Middle School English Teacher)
LOCATION: Albany Middle School, Room 210
REGISTRATION:  Through Albany Rec Center at 510-524-9283
Min: 6; Max: 20
For more information, please contact Abby Skrivan at
skrivan[AT]hotmail.com or call 510-558-3600 x5113.
Abby Skrivan

Teens in the Community
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Teens in the Community is an ideal program for students with
Social/Pragmatic Language Delays such as NLD, AS, HFA and
ADHD.  Focusing on the development of social language skills
and problem solving in the community, students ages 13-17 will
learn how to be part of a group, plan an outing, take public
transportation, use the phone to obtain and provide pertinent
information, as well as learn the ''hidden rules'' associated
with being out in the community. Please contact Kris for more
information!
Kristen Neugebauer, M.A., CCC-SLP kris[AT]superspeech.com

Walden Center & School Summer 2006 Program
-------------------------------------------
Walden Center & School has openings in our 2006 Summer Program
for children ages 5-11. 9am-3:30pm M-F.  Located at the corner of
 Dwight Way & McKinley.  Cost is $225/week.  Before and after
care are available 8:15-9am ($7/day) & 3:30-6pm ($17 day). 
Each themed week features field trips, swimming at local pools,
art activities, science and dramatic play!  June 26-30 “The
Never-ending Birthday party!”;  July 3rd-7th (4 day week fees
adjusted) “Electric Gizmos!”;   July 10-14 “Monsters!”;   July
17-21 “Backyard Jungle!”;   July 24-28 “Houses: What will your
dream house look like?”  Call Claudine at Walden for more
information 510-841-7248
Walden Parent

Youth Art Studio - Art/Dance Project
-------------------------------------------
Currently the Youth Art Studio in Berkeley (located at Oxford and
Ceder) is holding an
art and dance project on tuesdays from 3:30-6 for 10-15 year olds.  The
goal of the
project is to use the theme 'The World I See, The World I Dream' to
create a multi-
media performance that will be shown June 4th.  There are two excellent
artists
facilitating the project both who studied John F. Kennedy's
Transformative Arts
Master's program.  If you are interested in signing your child up
please bring them on a
wednesday to 2220 Ceder in Berkeley!
peace24550[AT]hotmail.com
 


April 22, 2006

Special Needs Socialization Camp
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SOCIAL SKILLS & LEADERSHIP CAMP AT UC BERKELEY FOR NLD, AS, HFA
Social Skills (SST) completed grades 3 - 7
Leadership Skills (LIT) completed grades 8 - 13
http://www.oski.org/html/scra_sst.htm
Strawberry Canyon Blue Camp, located on the U C Berkeley Campus,
is running a one-of-a-kind integrated social skills and
leadership camps for children with Nonverbal Learning
Disabilities, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and
children with similar social skills deficits.  The Social Skills
Track (SST) and Leaders-In-Training (LIT) parallels Blue Camp and
the CILT program.  Children in the SST and LIT are fully
integrated into Blue Camp and the CILT program.  They are fully
integrated and receive more supervision as well as additional
direct instruction based on their individual goals.  The services
are seamless and the adults working with them look like all the
other camp staff so no one is aware that they are on a different
track.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For an information and application packet or reference list of
camper parents please e-mail:
Dr. Jennifer H. Selke
510/642-7648  
jenn8[AT]berkeley.edu
http://www.oski.org
Jennifer Selke jenn8[AT]uclink.berkeley.edu

Summer Fencing Camp
-------------------------------------------
Children with all levels of experience are welcome and
grouped according to their age and ability.
Activities include strengthening and conditioning, footwork,
blade work, tactics and electronic bouting. Fencing camp is fun,
challenging, and a great workout!
All equipment is provided. Camp hours are from 9 am-3pm. Extended
care may be arranged.  The last day features a fun-filled
excursion. The fee is $295.  Youth camp is for ages 8-11. Teen
camp is for ages 12-16. More sessions have been added due to
popular demand!
June 19-23:   Youth Camp
June 26-30:   Teen Camp
July 17-21:   Youth Camp
July 24-28:   Teen Camp
August 14-18: Youth Camp
August 21-25: Teen Camp
kmartos[AT]sportfencingcenter.com

Adventure Time Summer Day Camp-Montclair, Roberts Park- Oakland hills
-------------------------------------------
Adventure Time Summer Day Camp is open to the public all
summer long!  Arts, sports, swimming and field trips are
offered at 2 Oakland locations (as well as in Fremont, San
Leandro and Napa.) 
In Oakland, both locations are in the Oakland hills-
Montclair Elementary School (Mon - Fri) and Robert's Park
(Mon - Wed).
Visit www.Adventure-Time.com for details.
 
Contact: Adventure Time, 510-658-7412

BandWorks School of Rock Class & Camp Registration
-------------------------------------------
BandWorks weekly Workshops start again June 19, plus
registration is also open for Summer Camp. 
For kids 8+, Workshops & Camp are open to beginners with no
previous musical experience, through advanced players. 
Professional musician-instructors create a fun and supportive
environment while they teach kids the skills they need to play
in a rock band-and make new friends in the process. 
Participants can join ''as a group'' too!
Our week-long Summer Day Camps offer a variety of classes,
including Intro to Rock Band Instruments, which is especially
designed for kids with little to no previous musical
experience.  By the end of the week, they're rocking out in a
live performance at the studio.  Campers may enroll for a 1/2
day or full day.
Cost: Ranges from $135-$300, depending on the program.  Adult
workshops, too! 
For a complete picture of the program, and Summer Camp
information, check out the website: www.bandworks.com or
Contact: julie[AT]bandworks.com  510. 649. 7738
Julie Chervin julie[AT]bandworks.com

Berkeley YMCA Summer Camps
-------------------------------------------
The Berkeley YMCA has a wide variety of camps available for your
energetic youngster.  Camps will be based out of Washington
Elementary school.  Close enough to the YMCA to walk for swim
lessons and kindergym, but far enough to allow easier
transportation drop-offs.  The school site allows for age-
appropriate programming to occur on-site, such as arts and
crafts, sports, outdoor games, etc.  Many field trips are
provided to keep the kids enthusiastic all summer long.  Prices
are reasonable and quality and safety are the top priorities. 
Please check out our website for more information at
www.baymca.org and click on ''Downtown.''  Or call Qiqi, the
director, at 665-3264.
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner[AT]baymca.org

College For Kids at CCC
-------------------------------------------
The College for Kids program at Contra Costa College has put out
their schedule of classes for summer 2006.  This program runs
from June 19 - July 14th, Monday - Thursday.  Three class
sessions are offered from 10am - 4pm.  Each course is $100. 
Choose from our Math Academy, Science Acadmey, Language Arts, or
a variety of electives including foreign language, drama, dance,
sports, cooking, art and more.
Visit the website at www.contracosta.edu/CFK
Jennifer Ounjian-Auque jounjian[AT]contracosta.edu

Creative Writing Summer Camp for Girls
-------------------------------------------
Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Campers experience
writing and language arts in their full capacities for self
expression, exploration and discovery.  Through creative
writing games and exercises, arts, crafts, cooking, outdoor
activities and guest artists and writers we will gain deeper
connection to the language that lives in each of us!  We will
delve deeply into the works of many wonderful authors and poets
as we create and share our own literary creations. Please visit
us at www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this
unique and empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th 
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise[AT]hotmail.com

Cultural Education Summer Camp
-------------------------------------------
Children's International Summer Villages will be holding a
cultural education day camp for 9, 10, and younger 11 year olds
called PassportVillage 2006  from June 26-June 30 in Fremont. 
CISV sponsors camps allover the world where youth make friends
and learn about the cultures of children from all over the
world.  Passport Village will give local children a chance to
make friends and learn about the cultures of children that live
live right here in the Bay Area.  Cost is $60 for the
week and carpools can be arranged.  For more information and an
application, check out www.cisvsf.org
Ann Appert aappert[AT]aol.com

Dance and Theater Camp for Kids!!!
-------------------------------------------
This summer come celebrate dance, theater, and music at Akoma
Camp!  Located in the heart of Berkeley, close to Ohlone park,
Akoma Camp is an African dance and theater camp for ages 5-11.
Children will learn traditional African dances and songs, as well
as how to create choreography and work together to create a final
presentation.  Daily activities include dance and song classes,
theater games, and costume making.  Akoma Camp is run by
Madeleine Rogin, a local dance teacher from Prospect Sierra
School and Madera School who has her Masters in Dance from the
University of New Mexico.  Session I is from July 24 - July 28,
Session II is July 31-Aug. 4. The fee for each session is $250,
with the option of doing both at $450. Please contace Madeleine
for registration information.  
Madeleine Rogin madrogin[AT]hotmail.com

Kids' Carpentry 4-Day Summer Camps
-------------------------------------------
Since 1982 Kids' Carpentry has been providing excellent,
year-round woodworking classes for children, 5-12 yrs. old.  This
summer we will be offering 6, 4-day camps at our Aquatic Park
site (606 Bancroft Way, Berkeley).  The safe-use of hand-tools is
emphasized while kids work on projects like:  boats, super-tops,
bird feeders, clocks, games, doll furniture, and more.  While
having fun building projects from scratch kids learn about
measuring, problem-solving, and hands-on experience.  Great for
fine motor skills this program is truly empowering.  For our
complete summer schedule visit our web site at:
www.kidscarpentry.net. 
Michael Glass michaela[AT]lmi.net

**GIRLS ON THE GO! for 9-13 year olds**
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**Monkey Business Camp presents GIRLS ON THE GO!**
A Field-Trip based day camp for girls ages 9-13.
Girls, aged 9 to 13 years, experience the world around them
through a series of local field trips and interactive workshops.
Traveling by public transportation, girls learn how to access the
diversity of their communities in a well-supervised program.
June 12-16 (1 week)
June 19-23 (1 week)
July 5-14  (1 and half weeks)
July 17-28 (2 weeks)
July 31-Aug 11 (2 weeks)
Aug 14-19 (1 week)
After meeting at 8:30 am at Cedar-Rose Park in North Berkeley, we
travel via foot, public bus, train, or boat to a pre-determined
location. We return to the park between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.
For registration forms and more information visit
www.monkeybusinesscamp.com/girls.htm
office[AT]monkeybusinesscamp.com
510.540.6025
Monkey Business Camp

Park Day Summer Arts Camp
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There are still openings at Park Day Summer Arts Camp.  A weekly
variety of visual
and performing art experiences for children beginning 1st garde thru 13
years old.
There are Counselor In Training (CIT) openings for teens ages 13 - 16
years old at a
considerable discount. All classes are taught by professional Bay Area
artists who
practice what they teach. There are usually openings available
throughout the
summer but best to pre register.
First week of camp starts June 19th and ends August 18th.
Weekly enrollment is available with full day (8:30am -
5:30pm) or 3/4 day (8:30am - 3:45pm) weeks.
Web site: http://parkdaysummerartscamp.com
Located on the campus of Park Day School, a beautiful and secure campus
environment
Contact:artscamp[AT]earthlink.net for more details or vist us on our web
site
artscamp[AT]earthlink.net

RADICAL ROBOTS! - Building Science for Kids
-------------------------------------------
Discover the excitement of hands-on SCIENCE and ENGINEERING with Mr.
Asper the
Science Master (Elementary School Science Teacher / M.Ed. - UC
Berkeley).  Design,
build, and program robots and motorized contraptions in our fun and
educational
summer programs for children ages 6-12.
Participants are presented with construction challenges using Robotix,
LEGOs, and
K’Nex building materials.  Projects include robots, roller-coasters,
balloon-racers,
ferris wheels, ping-pong poppers, robo-dogs, and motorized monkeys. 
Experienced builders can test their skills on a variety of construction
kits including
the 6’ long Crocosaur or the 5’ tall Robot Commander!
Three Different 5-day Programs Available:
Session One                   June 19 - June 23
RADICAL ROBOTICS   9:00AM-12:00PM $275/student
LEGO INVENTOR’S WORKSHOP 1:00PM-4:00PM $275/student
Session Two                              June 26-June 30
RADICAL ROBOTICS                  9:00AM-12:00PM $275/student
AMUSEMENT PARK SCIENCE 1:00PM-4:00PM $275/student
               
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 
510-593-6181              
radicalrobots[AT]mac.com                  
www.radicalrobots.org
Mr. Asper the Science Master radicalrobots[AT]mac.com

Spanish Summer Camps!
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Viva el Español, a non-profit Spanish language center for kids
located in Lafayette, is offering the following summer programs:
• Under The Sea--June 12–16 • 12pm–5pm • Take a deep breath and
come with us on an underwater voyage as we travel under the
sea. Students will discover the mysterious wonders of the deep
blue as they learn to speak—in español—of marine life, fish,
seashells, and more! Your little pirates, sailors, and mermaids
will come home with a new appreciation for aquatic life.
• Bugs’ Life--June 19–23 • 9am–2pm • Is your little scientist
fascinated with bugs and nature? Then this session is perfect
for your curious child! Curriculum includes insect dough
creations, marble rolling slug trails, ants on a log snack,
caterpillars out of egg cartons, butterfly symmetry painting,
nature collages, and books surrounding bugs and nature—all in
español!
• Fun Daily Classes!--July 5–Aug. 25 (8 weeks) • Classes
available Mon-Fri at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.  Students grouped
according to their proficiency level.  Pay one low fee and
attend up to 5 days per week!
For registration information visit www.LamorindaSpanish.com or
call 925-962-9177.
Margaret Grover-Roos mg_roos[AT]hotmail.com

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006
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Stage by the Bay Summer 2006 Performing Arts Camp is now taking
registrations for two 3-week sessions starting June 26th and
then again July 17th.  Students will learn how to act, sing and
dance resulting in a full-scale professional production
of ''Disney's Aladdin Jr.'' the final Friday evening of camp.
Bring a lunch, enjoy two snacks daily, practice CD, t-shirt and
a wonderful camp experience!  For more information call (510)
338-0810 or www.moonlightentertainment.org
See You Onstage!

Summer Adventures-Windrush School
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a
wonderful extension of Windrush School.
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool
staff, and offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on''
projects,
exciting recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a
new thematic
focus each week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the
Bay Area
and special group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator
box
construction projects.
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum
children to teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without
regard to gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin,
religion,
color, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or family
structure.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director cberger[AT]windrush.org

Summer Camp for 11 &12 year olds - Mills College
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Looking for a fun and engaging summer day camp for an 11 or 12
year old (we have space for a few more 9 year olds too!)?  The
Mills College Summer Arts Program is looking for you!
We offer morning classes in COMPUTER-BASED ART- graphic and
webpage design, animation, digital photography - and DRAMA -
set design, improvisation, small productions, acting! Also in
the mornings, we offer SWIMMING LESSONS and recreational
swimming in the afternoon.
Summer Arts is based on the beautiful Mills College campus in
Oakland.
We offer two sessions: Session I runs from June 26 th-July
14th, and Session II runs from July 17th-August 4th. Campers
may participate in both sessions if they choose!
Afternoon Activities include the camper's choice of:
•Arts and Crafts
•Science Experiments
•Board and Cooperative Games
•Nature Hikes
•Outdoor games and relays
•Sports
•Recreational Swimming (with Counselors and Red Cross
Lifeguards)
•Much more!
For more information or to answer any of your questions, visit
our website:
Google Search for Mills College Summer Arts Program
Or call: (510) 430-3222
Camp will be GREAT this year!
Megan Miller athletics[AT]mills.edu

Summer Ceramics   (7-15 yrs.)
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SUMMER ART CAMP, now in its 10th year, is a half-day program for
kids who love to work with clay. In this supportive, small-group
setting kids learn different clay construction techniques and
make whimsical sculptures and functional pieces. These one week
sessions take place in the ceramics studio of artist and art
instructor Dianne Stockler (located near the Julia Morgan
Theater in Berkeley.) There are still spaces in the following
sessions:
June 19-23 (8-13 yrs.)
June 26-30 (7-10 yrs.)
July 17-21 (11-15 yrs., make your own ceramic fountain)
July 31-August 4 (8-13 yrs.)
August 21-25 (8-13 yrs.)
The fountain week meets 9:30am-1:00pm, cost is $220 + $20 pump
fee. All other sessions meet 9:30am-12:30pm, cost is $195.
Call for more details and a brochure at (510) 849-3654.
Dianne Stockler d_stockler[AT]yahoo.com

Summer Theatre Camp for Middle and High School
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The Young Actors Theatre Camp runs twice this summer to keep up
with the overwhelming demand for this non profit Professional
Performing Arts Training Program designed to help each student
discover and develop their talents in arts.
July 18-21 ''The Hollywood Experience Camp'' Held in Hollywood
August 14-19 ''YATC at Camp Jones Gulch'' in Santa Cruz
(Both are sleep away camps and tuitions vary)
www.youngactorstheatrecamp.com or (925)858-3548
Shawn Ryan mail[AT]shawn-ryan.com

SUPER SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMPS - Register NOW!!!
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It's NOT too late to register for 7 FABULOUS weeks of Super Summer
Enrichment Camps in Berkeley (6/19-8/11) for children ages 5-10,
offered by Symba EdVentures and Classroom Matters Tutoring Center.
Families design their own program. Come for the am, pm, or for the
whole day.
CLASSROOM MATTERS MORNING CAMPS (8:30-Noon) with a 1 hr.
supervised lunch break:  Enriching games, gardening, bookmaking,
cooking and art activities that reinforce key academic concepts
(biology,
chemistry, math and writing) in a playful, encouraging atmosphere. Plus
daily walks, picnics and exercise at Acton Park.
SYMBA EDVENTURES AFTERNOON CAMPS (1:00-5:00) with aftercare
available: Engaging, mind-expanding educational activities, movement,
multicultural arts, games, brainstorming, music, drama and stories.
PLACE: 2436 Sacramento St., in our new building with cafe and garden.
FEES:$125/wk.(AM)$150/wk.(PM)$175/Wk.(AM & PM). Multiple weeks,
multiple discounts! Enjoy quality care/ programming at $6/hr., $5/hr.
with
discounts.
For full fee schedule, course descriptions and to register,visit us at
http://www.classroommatters.com/program/supersummer.htm or
contact:
info[AT]classroommatters.com

Young Peoples Chamber Orchestra Summer Session
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Young People’s Chamber Orchestra 2006 Summer Session
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave, Berkeley
       Rem Djemilev, conductor
Enrollment open to YPCO members and non-members alike!
This year’s session will run from June 17 through August 5, with an
informal concert
on August 5.  Rehearsals will be held at St. John’s on Saturdays:
• String players at the Preparatory and Chamber Orchestra level will be
divided into
two groups, rehearsing either from 9:00 to 10:30, or from 10:30 to
noon.  Tuition is
$200.  Minimum enrollment is 7.
• String and orchestral wind players at the Senior Chamber Symphony
level will
rehearse from noon to 2:00.  Tuition is $250.  Minimum enrollment is 7.
So keep those fingers supple and those ears working through the long
summer
break, in a fun and casual setting. And bring your friends along to
play with us!
If you’d like to sign up, or just get additional information, please
call the YPCO
hotline at  (510) 595-4688, or visit our website at www.ypco.org         
Deborah Schmidt


April 15, 2006

Actors Workshop for Grades 7-8 or high schoolers
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Education Unlimited's Actors Workshop is held at UC Berkeley.
Middle School Session: July 25-August 6 (grades 7-8, and level)
High School Session: July 18-August 6 (grades 9-12, any level)
Intensive Session: July 15-August 6 (grades 10-12, experienced).
Students from all over the United States, and even international
students attend, and they can either live in the UC Berkeley
dorms, or commute every day (9 am - 9 pm).
At the Actors Workshop, students work in an ensemble to learn the
skills and building blocks for dramatics and theater.  Students
will work on plays, monologues, and have electives such as
commedia dell’arte, Shakespeare, mask-making, directing, improv,
movement to music, and more.
http://www.educationunlimited.com
For families with younger kids, Education Unlimited offers:
* Public Speaking Institute and Computer Camp (grade 5 at Cal,
grade 4 at Stanford),
* Sally Ride Science Camp for Girls (grades 6-9)
For high school students, there is:
* College Admission Prep Camp (SAT, essay writing)
* Prep Camp Excel (PSAT, writing, study skills)
* East Coast College Tour
*mock trial camp
* A+ Summer Achievement camp at Stanford.
 
Penny uhohpenny[AT]yahoo.com

AKOMA: African Dance/theater camp
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My 8-year-old daughter has been taking African Dance classes with
Madeleine Rogin, a *wonderful* teacher!  She's doing a summer
camp with her, as well.  Here's info about the camp for those who
may be interested:  ''This summer come celebrate dance, theater
and music!   Akoma Camp is an African Dance and Theater camp for
children ages 5-11.  Children will learn about rhythm,
musicality, improvisation, choreography, and how to work together
to create a performance for family and friends.  Akoma Camp is
led by Madeleine Rogin, a substitute teacher at Step One School,
and a graduate of a Masters' program in Theater and Dance from
the University of New Mexico.  There will be two sessions:
Session I is July 24 - 28, and Session II is July 31 - August 4.
 The fee for each session is $250, with the option of doing both
weeks at $450.  Camp time is from 9-3 and extended care will be
available from 3-5 daily, at $8 an hour.  Please contact
Madeleine Rogin at 558-0975 or at madrogin[AT]hotmail.com for
registration information.''
loridair[AT]comcast.net

Camp Galileo coming to Prospect Sierra Elem!
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Voted “Best Camp for Kids” in Bay Area Parent and “Best of the
Bay” in San Francisco Magazine, Camp Galileo combines art,
science, and outdoor programming with fun camp traditions to
create a summer day camp experience kids entering K – 5th grade
love. Delivered by a highly talented staff, Camp Galileo’s
curriculum is developed in partnership with The Tech Museum of
Innovation and Klutz.
Camp Galileo features three unique weeks of programming to
appeal to all interests:  Shape It, Sculpt It! & Amusement Park
Science, Psychedelic ‘60s & Space Explorers, Ancient Egypt &
Crime Solver Scientists. 
Location nearest you: Camp Galileo will be hosted at Prospect
Sierra Elementary in El Cerrito from June 26th – July 28th. One
week sessions. 13 other locations in Bay Area available.
Visit www.campgalileo.com or call 1-800-854-3684 for more
information. 
Full & Partial scholarships also available.
Camp Galileo

Camp Kee Tov - Spaces Still Available
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Camp Kee Tov is celebrating it's 39th summer this year with
another action packed and nature-filled calendar.  We are an
imagination-oriented Jewish summer day camp, spending much of our
time in the beautiful Tilden Park in Berkeley.  Our camp is for
everyone - grades K-9 and all backgrounds.  Kee Tov is based on
'Ruach' - the energetic spirit that our campers and counselors
share.  Each summer we sing songs, play games, go on overnights
in the parks, swim, hike, cook, play sports, perform skits and
plays, enjoy imaginative theme days, and have a blast together.
This year, we still have spaces available in many programs, as
well as some scholarship aid available.  This is one of the most
wonderful camps in the area, with a strong reputation and a
wonderful, caring staff with great camper-counselor ratios.
Before and after-camp care is available.  This kind of positivity
and excitement is a rare experience for kids – come check it out!
If you would like to find out more about Camp Kee Tov, our
availability, and our scholarship program, please contact us:
Camp Kee Tov
Director – Adam Schwartz
(510) 848-2372
adam[AT]campkeetov.org
http://www.campkeetov.org
Adam Schwartz, Director adam[AT]campkeetov.org

Creative Writing Summer Camp for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Campers experience
writing and language arts in their full capacities for self
expression, exploration and discovery.  Through creative
writing games and exercises, arts, crafts, cooking, outdoor
activities and guest artists and writers we will gain deeper
connection to the language that lives in each of us!  We will
delve deeply into the works of many wonderful authors and poets
as we create and share our own literary creations. Please visit
us at www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this
unique and empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th 
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise[AT]hotmail.com

DRAMA DAYS:  A SUMMER RECESS PROGRAM FOR AGES 3-5
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June 19 - 23, 2006
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Berkeley Hills Nursery School
1161 Sterling Avenue, Berkeley
(2 blocks below Grizzly Peak Blvd.)
$250
Given by veteran preschool directors, Terry Gillen and Jill
Shugart, DRAMA DAYS will focus on creative dramatics as a means
of expression.  Children will participate in acting out familiar
fairy tales and stories, as well as making simple costumes or
props for their dramatic ventures.  In addition, other art,
cooking, inside and outside activities will be offered.
For further information, please contact Jill at 510-528-0309 or
Terry at 510-528-3356.  Or email Jill at jshugart[AT]gmail.com
Terry Gillen & Jill Shugart

Empowerment, Life-Skills & Self-Defense for girls
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Ok if you have not yet registered your daughter for summer camp check out
''KURUKULA''. It is offered at the Albany Comm. Ctr.  It is a unique class 
that
teaches assertiveness & self-defense skills to girls.  The instructor 
works with the
Police Department & is highly accredited.  The flyer says: Kurukula is 
much more
than just a self-defense class-- it is a dynamic class that develops 
girl’s
self-esteem and self-worth.  A typical class includes music, empowerment 
meditation,
and informal ‘rap’ sessions where girls talk openly about issues they face 
today.  
Pre-teen & teen girls are making big decisions everyday, and Kurukula 
addresses
these issues by challenging body-image stereotypes, handling peer 
pressure, openly
discussing Internet safety & relationship violence. Girls learn 
assertiveness skills
through fun games, practice self-defense skills to music, and handle 
difficult
situations in creative role-plays.  Summer camp classes are available for 
pre-teens:
June 26-29 Jul 17-21 Aug 21-25 And teens: July 9, 16, 23, 30 Call 
510-524-9283 to
register for Kurukula or visit www.kurukula.com Your daughter will find it 
really
Innovative. lynn c

Pleiades' Palette Art Camp for Girls
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Pleiades' Palette Art Camp for Girls (ages 6 - 14) still has a
few spaces left in Weeks I, II, and III and a dozen spaces in
Week IV. The camp is in El Cerrito and runs 9:00 to 3:00 in
weekly sessions June 19 to July 21.  There will not be a session
the week of July 4. Campers work with a variety of media,
inspired initially by the work of a particular woman artist.
Emphasis is on fun and creativity. If you would like to see our
camp flyer, please send us your e-mail or call (510) 526-6580. 
Laura Raboff laura.r[AT]sbcglobal.net

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006
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Stage by the Bay Summer 2006 performing arts camp for kids
entering 1st through 8th grades with 2 3-week sessions
available starting June 26th and then again July 17th
resulting a fully-costumed professionally presented
production of ''Disney's Aladdin Jr.'' Students will receive a
practive CD, 2 snacks daily, coaching in acting, dance and
singing and enjoy three weeks of working as a theater company
with a final Friday night performance! 
Call for information and to register: (510)338-0810
boogie014[AT]yahoo.com

Summer Drama Camp
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Narnia Playhouse Summer Drama Camp- For students entering
grades 1-6. This summer at Montclair School in Oakland. Three 2-
week sessions beginning June 19th. Put on a full length play!
Work on sound, lighting, costumes, sets. Daily activities
include theater games, improv, comedy skits, video production
and stortytelling.
Our 17th Summer! For a flyer contact director Doug Cole -
narniaph[AT]sbcglobal.net or 510-531-5546
Doug Cole narniaph[AT]sbcglobal.net

Summer Strings At Albany
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Classroom String Education will be offered this summer through
the Albany Recreation Department.  Three levels of string
education (violin, viola and cello) will be taught:  Beginning
Strings for ages approximately 8-12 who have never played a
bowed stringed instrument; Intermediate Strings (6 months to
about 1.5 years of study) for children who want to increase
their playing and music reading skills in an ensemble setting,
and Advanced String Ensemble (at least 2 years or more of
studies).
The month-long, M-F one-hour class format culminates with a
public performance in the Little Theater. A large group picnic
at Memorial Park planned for the final Friday.  Children from
outside the district are very welcome and pay an additional
small non-resident registration fee.
Classes begin Tuesday, June 20 in the Little Theater building
on the Albany High School Campus (11, 12 and 1 p.m.) All string
students must provide their own properly-fitted instrument. 
Please contact instructor Dennie Mehocich, Director, Albany
Middle School String Ensemble for more information (415) 456-
6101 or e-mail to this address.
Dennie Mehocich dmehocich[AT]sbcglobal.net

Tree Frog Treks Wild Science Summer Camp!
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Tree Frog Treks Junior Explorer (ages 4-6) and Wild Science (ages
7-12) Summer Camps are now enrolling! We'll host 5 weeks of camp
in Golden Gate Park and 3 weeks in Piedmont Park. Meet and greet
animal ambassadors like Hannibal the Plated Lizard, Julie the
Burmese Python, and Walter the Western Toad! Search for hawks,
frogs and salamanders! Strap on your goggles to conduct cool
chemistry experiments and watch hydrogen bubbles explode in
flames! Learn what makes the Earth so special as we build a
bottle-biology habitat for worms, bugs & slugs, then blast
rockets into outer space in search of extraterrestrials! Study
the aerodynamics of a bird wing, then build different types of
kites and paper airplanes! Go on a treasure hunt in search of
lost civilizations! Learn how to track wildlife and survive in
the great outdoors as we trek to Ocean Beach and Crissy Field in
San Francisco, and Robert’s Redwood Park in Oakland! Get ready to
get out, get dirty, explore, make art, and do hands-on science
experiments! Visit http://www.treefrogtreks.com/camps1.htm for
camp dates and registration information!
Jessica Cowley jessica[AT]treefrogtreks.com   

April 8, 2006

C.I.T. Programs/Paid Positions--Help Wanted
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RECREATION LEADER I, II & III
$9.20 - $14.28 per hr. (seasonal)
Are you looking for a fun, fulfilling job this summer?  Earn
money, gain valuable work experience, and become a leader with
the East Bay Regional Park District’s Recreation Department. 
Your summer experience could include hiking, biking, boating,
fishing, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities.
Applicants must be at least* 16 years old or entering senior
year of high school or college level with course work in
Recreation.  Must be energetic, hard-working, have excellent
communications skills, and be sincerely interested in providing
youth with a wonderful summer experience in the Regional Parks.
To apply or for a detailed job description, contact the H.R.
Dept., at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA  94605, or call
(510) 544-2154 before closing deadline 4/27/06 or until
filled.  You may also visit our website at www.ebparks.org,
EOE
*Applicants between 14 and 17 years old are welcome to apply
for our Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) Program.  (For more
information please contact (510) 544-2521)
rectemp[AT]ebparks.org

Danceversity World Dance Camp
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Give your child the gift of dance this summer by enrolling them
in Danceversity World Dance Camp held the weeks of August 7th,
14th, and 21st at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center in
Berkeley. Classes are held from 9am-4pm and include instruction
in different dance forms from around the world. For more info
please go to www.danceversity.com.  Open to ages 7-16.
Hannah hannah[AT]danceversity.com

Family Summer Camp - Camp It Up!
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Camp It Up!
a summer camp for families and friends
August 6 - 13, 2006 (stay 3-7 nights)
Since 1990, Camp It Up! has offered a one-of-a-kind summer family
camp. With the belief that all parents -- single, partnered,
lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual, as well as children,
grandparents, aunts, uncles and special friends -- create unique
family structures that should be nurtured and respected, we've
built a community that nourishes both our diversity and
commonality, and supports all families and family members.
*fun-filled camp for LGBT families & our friends
*activities for children, adults, families
*swimming, horseback riding, crafts, dances & more
*counselor-led kids groups meet each day
*one family per cabin & all meals/snacks provided
*sliding scale fees
*teen & counselor-in-training programs
*now in our 17th year!
Call Jill Rose, Camp Director at (510) 336-0383 or click
http://www.campitup.org for more information.
ML Haynes, Marketing Manager - Camp It Up!

Fun in Motion! Indonesian Martial Arts Camp
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Our camps are packed with fun, focused activities and infused with
the spirit of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen - a rare Indonesian martial art
offering self-defense and the creative movement of animals.
Each morning starts with a vigorous martial arts class followed by
a short lunch/game break.  Afternoons will be filled with outings (the
zoo, Tilden!)
community service and Indonesian craft and cooking projects.  Extended
care is
available.  Our camp is headed by female instructors and our philosophy
is based in
cooperation, respect and community.  All experience levels and
abilities are
welcomed and supported!  Newbies are the best! Our camps are intimate
and very
well staffed.
Ages 5 and up. $313/week.  We also have one week of 'overnight' camp. 
Call and
check our website for more about us and a reg form!
Studio Naga
A Tulen Center for Indonesian Martial Arts and Wellness
5850 San Pablo Ave, North Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 652-NAGA (6242)
www.studionaga.com
studionaga[AT]yahoo.com
Louise Rafkin studionaga[AT]yahoo.com

GIRLS WHO FLY After School and Summer Camps
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AFTER SCHOOL aerial classes for girls ages 9-13. Hanging,
spinning, climbing, sitting and dancing on trapeze, hoops and
slings, this five week series focuses on fun, skill
development, social interaction, large movement activities, and
presentation. No experience required. Class size is limited.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS, 4:15-5:45 PM
* Series 2: May 10, 17, 24, 31 (4 week series)
SUMMER CAMPS (Still room available)
* June 19-23
* August 21-25
In these summer programs, girls 9-13, expand their horizons and
potential as they take to the air using low-flying trapezes,
hoops, slings ropes and bungees. The week consists of dance,
yoga, aerial dance, self defense, performance and more.
*Campers girls ages 9-13
*8:30 am-3:30 pm M-F
*Optional Extended Care from 3:30-5:30 pm
Visit our website for fees, registration forms, brochures,
photos...all the details!!
www.movingout.org (go to classes section)
After-school and Camps are held at STUDIO 12 and taught by
Aerial Dance Director Cherie Carson. 2525 Eighth Street[AT] Dwight
Way, Berkeley, CA
Cherie cac1000[AT]earthlink.net

Imagination Kids Summer Art Camp for Ages 6-14
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For the 11th year, Imagination Kids will be offering small sized,
high quality art camps in a backyard studio setting. Each theme-
based camp meets five days a week from 9am to 3pm and ends with a
reception/showing of work on Friday afternoon.
Schedule of Sessions & suggested ages:
1: 6/19-23 Famous Artists 8-14
2: 6/26-30 World Art 6-10
3: 7/24-28 Famous Artists 8-14
4: 7/31-8/4 World Art 8-14 FULL, waiting list only
5: 8/7-11 Famous Artists 6-10
Camps are held in Lucy's studio on Cornell just North of
Gilman in Berkeley. The fee is $340. Some financial assistance is
available.
In Famous Artists sessions students will experiment with the
techniques and styles of several important artists. For example,
create colorful animal drawings in the style of Franz Marc and
sculptural reliefs inspired by Louise Nevelson.
In World Art sessions, students take a trip around the world
exploring the cultures and crafts of many different countries.
For example, create ancient Mayan mosaic masks and paintings
inspired by Australian Aboriginal art.
Please don't hesitate to call or email for more information:
510-527-4777
Lucy Ames lucy_ames[AT]yahoo.com

Martial Art/Video Camp for Teens -August 7-12
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Traditional Martial Arts Monastic training and Video Production Camp
will instruct
the traditional Martial Art of Ki Aikido, monastic discipline and meals
preparation
and create a short dramatic video promoting the concept of ''Peaceful
resolutions to
conflict''
Skills of monastic cooking, martial arts and video production will be
learned.
Includes 6 lunches, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast, Friday evening
sleep-over, and a
special early-morning training on Saturday (August 12).
Martial art and/or video production experience a plus, but not
required. Prospective
students must interview for participation.
Overseen and taught by Maida sensei, Chief Instructor of the Northern
California Ki
Society, a local professional instructor since 1976, Zen meditation
teacher (Rinzai
Priest), and producer of many Aikido instructional videos. visit
www.kiaikido.org or
call 510-290-8640
sherry Drobner drobespi[AT]comcast.net

MONART Spring Break (4/17-4/21) Art Camps, Alameda
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At MONART, we create a comfortable and non-competitive
atmosphere, where anyone can experience the magic and joy
of artistic expression. All camps are held at our MONART
studio at 1918 Encinal Avenue in Alameda.
SPRING BREAK MINI CAMPS -- 9am – noon, ages 5 – 12
      4/17 to 4/18: Birds of a Feather, $80
      4/19 to 4/20: Mythical Magic, $80
      4/21: Drop-In Open Drawing Studio, $10/hr
      For past or current students or campers and their
      friends only.
Our camps are divided into two parts - first, campers
are engaged in a MONART drawing or painting lesson
based on that camp's theme. After a short break and
healthy snack that we provide, campers explore
3 dimensionality, ranging from complex structures to
whimsical crafts, to new media techniques.
WE ARE ALSO OFFERING HALF-DAY SUMMER ART CAMPS
AND AFTERNOON SUMMER ART CLASSES TOO.
More details are at http://alameda.monart.com
Mention the Parents Network and take 10% off any of our camps.
Your camp registration form is downloadable from
http://alameda.monart.com/pdf/BPNSpring06CampRegForm.pdf
or call 521-DRAW (3729)
Monart Alameda

MONART Summer Vacation Art Camps in Alameda
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MONART Summer Vacation Art Camps and Art Classes
Monday – Friday, June 26 – August 25
9am – 12:30pm, ages 6 – 12, $200/camp
Cartoons and Clay, $200
      6/26 - 6/30
      7/24 – 7/28
      8/21 – 8/25
Architecture, $120
      7/5 – 7/7
Mythical Magic, $200
      7/10 – 7/14
      8/7 – 8/11
Underwater Sea Adventures, $200
      7/17 – 7/21:
      8/14 – 8/18
Each day we begin with a MONART drawing or painting lesson
and includes relevant, age-appropriate academic instruction with
interest and flair. After a break and healthy snack that we
provide,campers explore 3 dimensionality, ranging from complex
structures to whimsical crafts. More details about our camps are
on our website at http://alameda.monart.com/camps
We will also be offering a reduced class schedule and drop-in
Open Studio drawing times in the afternoons during the summer.
Mention the Parents Network and take 10% off the camp cost.
Your camp registration form is downloadable from
http://alameda.monart.com/pdf/BPNSummer06CampRegForm.pdf
or call 521-DRAW (3729).
Monart Alameda

Park Day Summer Arts Camp
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Park Day Summer Arts Camp offers a weekly variety of visual and
performing art
experiences for children beginning 1st garde thru 13 years old. All
classes are taught
by professional Bay Area artists who practice what they teach. There
are usually
openings available throughout the summer but best to pre register.
Starting June 19th
and ending August 18th. Weekly enrollment with full day (8:30am -
5:30pm) or 3/4
day (8:30am - 3:45pm). Web site: http://parkdaysummerartscamp.com
Located on the campus of Park Day School, a beautiful and secure campus
environment
artscamp[AT]earthlink.net

Sierra Friends Camp
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Announcing
Sierra Friends Camp
July 1 - 15 & July 16 - July 30, 2006
The Sierra Friends Camp offers children age s 9 - 14 a memorable
camping experience rooted in Quaker values of compassion for
oneself, others, and the natural world.  While living at camp,
campers and staff create a vibrant community of friends
and take part in arts and drama activities, non-competitive
sports and games,  sharing music, stories and
reflection around the campfire, and swimming in our pond and
the nearby Yuba River. Campers will also embark on two- to
three-night age-appropriate hiking and camping trips that will
inspire self-confidence through physical challenge,
appreciation of nature, and skills in camping and teamwork.
Campers can choose between two- and four-week sessions. For
more information see www.sierrafriendscenter.org/camp
http://www.sierrafriendscenter.org/camp  or by calling 530-
273-3183.
Patricia Cogley patricia[AT]bavc.org

Stage by the Bay Performing Arts Camp 2006
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Moonlight Entertainment presents ''Stage by the Bay 2006''
Performing Arts Camp 2 Sessions June and July this summer.
Two 3-week sessions of camp teaching kids entering 1st through
8th grades how to act, sing and dance resulting in a final
big performance of ''Disney's Aladdin Jr.''.  This professional
group of theater professionals presents this exciting theater
performance camp for a 2nd year at Holy Names High School in
Oakland from 9 to 3pm each day with aftercare available for a
fee.  Call for information and to register:
(510)338-0810
boogie014[AT]yahoo.com

Summer Adventures- Windrush School
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a
wonderful
extension of Windrush School.
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool
staff, and
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects,
exciting
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new
thematic focus each
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area
and special
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box
construction projects.
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum
children to
teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without
regard to
gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion,
color, mental or
physical disability, sexual orientation, or family structure.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director

Summer Dance Camps
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SUMMER DANCE CAMPS
Ages: 8-11 (experienced & new dancers)
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session A: July 10 - 14
Session B:July 17 - 21
(Students may take one or both sessions)
Session A: 7/10-14 Shake, Erupt and Whirl
Nature inspires extreme movement. SDC explores the forms,
energy and movement vocabulary inherent in natural phenomena
such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and more.
Session B: 7/17-21 Forces of Nature
Move beyond catastrophe and explore the underlying systems of
nature through movement. Explore energy concepts found in
nature’s patterns such as gravity, tides, precipitation and
more.
TEEN CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Ages: 12-16 (experienced & new dancers)
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 31 -August 4
Teens ages 12-16 explore and expand their dance making skills.
Dancers will make and manipulate phrases using spoken or
written word as inspiration.
Luna Kids Dance kids[AT]lunakidsdance.com

SuperSummer Camp: late registrants welcome!
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Still looking for that perfect camp that fits your family
schedule? SuperSummer Camp
http://www.classroommatters.com/program/supersummer.htm is
accepting apps. until the first week of June! Families with
kids ages 5-10 will find a flexible schedule, stimulating
activities and a warm, caring, exciting environment with us!
Located in Central Berkeley, near several parks, Supersummer
has it all: field trips, a beautiful facility full of
resources, a large garden, education through play and a
curriculum geared toward active children. Designed to engage
age levels 5-10, your child will have unique curriculum
tailored to him or her! Take home beautiful projects daily.
Come for the a.m., p.m. or all day. Find out more about our
courses:
http://www.classroommatters.com/program/supersummer.htm#coursede
scriptions. , or Come see our portfolio of photos and
testimonialscall for info: 510-540-8646. Or register on-line!
Come join the EdVenture with Classroom Matters and Symba!
Molly Gales

Young Actors' Theatre Camp has Two Summer Sessions
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www.youngactorstheatrecamp.com has two Opportunities this
summer for students ages 10-18 who are interested in the
performing arts.
Visit www.youngactorstheatrecamp.com or call (925)858-3548 for
complete Deatils
Summer Camp in Santa Cruz, August 14-19
Summer Intensive in Hollywood (High School Only) July 18-21
YATC was designed to help each student discover and develop
their skills in the performing arts.
Shawn Ryan mail[AT]shawn-ryan.com

Youth Video Intensive--Teens make films!
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This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring young filmmakers!
Youth Video Intensive   
The Bay Area Video Coalition announces the Summer Youth Video
Intensive, a three-week workshop designed for youth ages 13 and
up. Students learn video production from accomplished independent
filmmakers by directing and producing a dynamic video short.
Workshops and project-based learning include:
    * Writing and Storyboarding
    * Videography
    * Lighting and Sound
    * Editing with Final Cut Pro
    * BrainGlow DVD: An interactive Digital Storytelling DVD
To enroll, please call 415.558.2180.
Cost: $1,150.00; $1050 if you enroll before May 1
Class dates: July 5th-8th, July 10th-14th, and July 17th-21st
Classes occur from 10am - 4pm each day.
Patricia Cogley patricia[AT]bavc.org

April 2, 2006

Parent Reviews:
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Dance camps/classes
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My daughter is in third grade.  I'm looking for a 1-week or 2-
week camp that has dance, ballet and such, but not super-
structured, and would be inclusive of someone new to the ''dance
culture.''  She's very athletic and supple but doesn't yet have
dance training.
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contra costa children's chorus has two sessions of theater arts 
for kids. this isn't specifically a dance camp, but they do 
lots of dancing. 

they produce two full broadway musicals, one per session. 

they start at age 7, but would probably make an exception for 
your 6 year old. 

if you want more info, call 925 945-7101 x 200.

they are great.
colleen


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Experience with Trapeze Arts summer camp?
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I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has had experience 
with either Trapeze Arts Circus Camp or Studio 12 ''Girls Who 
Fly'' aerial summer camp, or the regular classes for either of 
these programs.  I have an athletic 12 year old who would love 
to try these, but first I'd like to talk with someone who can 
fill me in on the pros and cons.  Thanks!  
eve
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My athletic 10 year old has taken two 5-week sessions of Cherie
Carson's ''Girls Who Fly'' at Studio 12 and loved it.  Cherie is a
wonderful teacher - very patient, inspiring and creative.  I
believe this is the first summer that she is offering the camp
and I'm sure it will be of the same high quality as her classes.
 She has multiple activities planned to keep the girls engaged
and active!
Jen
Announcements
Girls on the Go! for 9-13 year olds*
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Monkey Business Camp presents
Girls on the Go!
A Field-Trip based day camp for girls ages 9-13.
Girls, aged 9 to 13 years, experience the world around them
through a series of local field trips and interactive workshops.
Traveling by public transportation, girls learn how to access the
diversity of their communities in a well-supervised program.

June 12-16 (1 week)
June 19-23 (1 week)
July 5-14  (1 and half weeks)
July 17-28 (2 weeks)
July 31-Aug 11 (2 weeks)
Aug 14-19 (1 week)

After meeting at 8:30 am at Cedar-Rose Park in North Berkeley, we
travel via foot, public bus, train, or boat to a pre-determined
location. We return to the park between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.

For registration forms and more information visit
www.monkeybusinesscamp.com/girls.htm
office[AT]monkeybusinesscamp.com
Monkey Business Camp

BandWorks School of Rock Class & Camp Registration
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BandWorks After School & Saturday Workshops start again 
April 10, plus registration is also open for Summer Camp.  
For kids 8+, Workshops are open to beginners with no 
previous musical experience, through advanced players.  
Students are matched with other musicians at a similar age 
and musical level.  Professional musician-instructors 
create a fun and supportive environment while they teach 
kids the skills they need to play in a rock band-and make 
new friends in the process.  Participants can join ''as a 
group'' too!

Workshop Cost: $350, includes an Individualized Music 
Notebook, a CD of the tunes your student is learning, and 
a CD of your student's Concert.  Classes meet once weekly 
for 2 hours, for 8 weeks and culminate in a performance at 
Ashkenaz.   Adult workshops, too!  

For a complete picture of the program, and Summer Camp 
information, check out the website: www.bandworks.com or 
Contact: julie[AT]bandworks.com  510. 649. 7738 
Julie Chervin julie[AT]bandworks.com

Discover the Bay Area at City Camp this summer!
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Named Bay Area Parent magazine's ''Favorite Day Camp'', City Camp takes 
children 
6-12 on fascinating field trips every day to find out what makes cities special 
and to 
develop skills to be safe and healthy urban explorers. Most of all, City Camp 
is FUN! 
Openings are still available throughout the summer at both the UC Berkeley and 
San 
Francisco Ferry building locations. Please visit www.citycamp.net for more 
information 
and instant online registration.
info[AT]citycamp.net

FIDDLEKIDS camp for traditional fiddle music
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FIDDLEKIDS camp for kids ages 7-13 still has a few spaces!
We have another wonderful program lined up for Fiddlekids 
2006!!!
Laura Risk, Julian Smedley, Helen White and Bobbi Nikles teach 
fiddle;
Marcy Overway, teaches art and Evie Ladin, dance.

Camp will be held June 19-23, 2006 at the Tehiyah Day School in 
El Cerrito.
Now in our ninth year, FIDDLEKIDS continues as a one-week 
intensive day camp
teaching kids to play traditional fiddle tunes by ear, in a 
supportive
fun-filled camp setting, with art and dance as well.
Last day of camp finishes with a grand performance.
Visit  www.fiddlekids.com or contact me:

Bobbi Shearn Nikles, director
FIDDLEKIDS  
info[AT]fiddlekids.com
415-665-0370
Bobbi Shearn Nikles bobbinik[AT]comcast.net

Girls soccer camp at Mills College
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If you are interested in a girls only soccer camp at Mills College....
send email to 
Colette Bowler colette[AT]mills.edu

Jazz Camp West
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Jazz Camp West 2006- June 24- July 1
No. California's most popular summer jazz camp for teens 
(15+)  and adults! Jazz Camp West is an 8 day jazz 
immersion program for beginners through professionals 
held in the beautiful redwoods of La Honda, No. CA. Over 
100 classes per day are offered in instrumental instruction, 
Big Bands, combos, theory, dance (hip-hop, jazz, and salsa) 
CD production, vocals, steel drum, percussion, etc. Musical 
styles include jazz, blues, gospel, raggae, latin, and more.
www.jazzcampwest.com   -510-287-8880
Stacey Hoffman stacey[AT]jazzcampwest.com

Karate and Sports Camp
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June 19-23 1/2 day camp for ages 4-6
Aug 7-11 Full day camp ages 7-14
Aug14-18 Full day camp ages 7-14

FUN is the name of the game!

1/2 day camp meets from 9-noon pm daily.
Full day camp from 9- 4 daily. 

Whether your trying a martial art for the first time, or working on 
advancement in your style, there will be something for everyone. As 
always we'll include yoga, aerobic fitness, technique classes and self 
defense. Full day campers  will swim each afternoon at the Emeryville 
pool located across the street from the dojo. Each week will also include 
a field trip like the ones we've always taken to the Coliseum to see the 
Oakland A's as well as play time at a local park just a few blocks away.

The camp is open to all styles, first timers and seasoned martial artists. 
Our convenient location on San Pablo in Emeryville makes us 
accessible from all major highways and local thoroughfares.

For more information and to download a registration form, please go to 
http://www.skillsforsafeliving.com/events.html
terri[AT]skillsforsafeliving.com


Overnight Summer Science Camps at LHS
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Registration is now open for 5- and 6-day, overnight Summer
Science Camps sponsored by Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley. 
Ecology camps are available for ages 8-12, backpacking camps for
ages 10-16, and research camps for grades 9-12.  The first camp
begin June 27 with camps offered through August 4.   For complete
information go to www.lawrencehallofscience.org.
Linda Schneider lindas[AT]berkeley.edu

Performing Arts Intensive
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East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce its second year of 
our 
ground breaking Advancement Diploma Program. EBCPA is currently accepting 15 
new middle school age students to participate in a two-year course of study for 
highly committed  students who desire to strengthen the practice, understanding 
and application of the Performing Arts in their lives. The program will start 
in the 
summer of 2006 with a five week onsite all day intensive.

Sesison Dates: July 10th-August 12th 2006
Monday through Friday 9-3 (ealry drop off at 8:30 if needed)
Location: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th Street
Richmond CA, 94801
Cost: The program is free as we have 15 full scholarships open for youth who 
are 
accepted into the program. (The value of full tution scholarship and 
accompaning 
support is $8000 per year, per student)

How to apply:
For program information and application please contact Rebecca Hawley at 
510 234-5624 x 20 or by e-mail rebecca[AT]eastbaycenter.org

To learn more about EBCPA please visit our website at www.eastbaycenter.org
Rebecca Hawley rebecca[AT]eastbaycenter.org

Summer Adventures- Windrush School
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Windrush School 
Summer Adventures Program 
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a wonderful 
extension of Windrush School. 
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool staff, 
and 
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects, exciting 
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new thematic focus 
each 
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area and 
special 
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box construction 
projects. 
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum children to 
teacher ratio of 12:1.
Windrush is committed to diversity and welcomes all families without regard to 
gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, color, 
mental or 
physical disability, sexual orientation, or family structure.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director Cberger[AT]windrush.org

Summer Day Camps at LHS
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Registration is now open for Summer Day Camps at Lawrence Hall of
Science, Berkeley.  Camps are available for ages as young as 4
and grades as high as 9th.  The first camps begin June 19 with
camps offered through August 25.  LHS offers a variety of options
including half- and full-day, one- and two-week, supervised lunch
hour between camps, and supervised late pickup (4-5 p.m.).  For
complete information go to www.lawrencehallofscience.org.
Linda Schneider lindas[AT]berkeley.edu

Summer Jr Tennis Camp [AT] Mills College w/ rec  swim
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM 
The mission of the Junior Tennis Camp at Mills College is to 
provide high quality tennis instruction in a fun and supportive 
atmosphere. Positive reinforcement and cooperative learning 
techniques are emphasized throughout. Ball machines and video 
replay analysis will be utilized as appropriate. The junior 
camp will include a “Tennis Olympics”, complete with medals and 
an awards ceremony, on the last day of each week. Supervision 
at the tennis courts will be available from 12:15-12:30 for 
tennis campers participating in half-day sessions of the Mills 
Summer Arts Camp. The tennis camps run in one-week sessions. 
Recreational swim will be supervised by the tennis coaches in 
addition to the trained and certified lifeguards at 
the Mills College Aquatic Center. 

ABOUT THE STAFF 
Mills College Head Coach Marc Weinstein directs the tennis 
camp. The balance of the coaching staff is made up of Mills 
Tennis Team members and graduate students, all of whom have 
extensive tennis backgrounds. 

For more information contact Marc Weinstein 
at 510-430-3257 or mweinste[AT]mills.edu 
Marc Weinstein mweinste[AT]mills.edu

University Village Recreation Program
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University Village Spring Break & Summer Camps!

Sign ups have started for this year’s spring break and summer 
camps at University Village.  
Your choice of  
*Baseball with Joe Pearse or Nick Hernandez, 
*Soccer with Teale Matteson (former asst. coach at CAL) or Andy 
Bonchonsky (former head coach at CAL), 
*Basketball with Rick Slettedahl and Randal Gory (both former 
collegiate players and long-time Bay Area coaches)
*Gymnastics, Art, Tee-ball and more. 
Kid’s Corner Summer Camps focusing on Skateboarding, Play-Well 
TEKnologies Engineering FUNdamentals w/Lego Camp, Music, Dance 
and Culture from Around the World, Outdoor Adventures and 
Sports still have space available in most camps.
University Village Recreation is a partner with the Positive 
Coaching Alliance.
For more information or to sign-up on-line, visit our website 
http://villagerecreation.berkeley.edu, email uvrec[AT]berkeley.edu 
or call us at 510-524-4926.
University Village Recreation

Young Naturalist Summer Camp
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''Motion and Potions'' Young Naturalist Summer Camp

No, this is not taught by Professor Snape — but local herbalist potion-masters 
will reveal their secrets when we catch them in their native habitat! We will 
travel daily to different parks and points of interest in the Greater Bay Area 
for 
hikes and nature study. Our emphasis will be on native California medicinal 
plants, but we will also learn about local rocks and minerals, water flow and 
land movement, and all kinds of wild flora and fauna. Special nature walks will 
be led by experts in medicinal herbology, wild food plants, and native botany. 
Our focus is on fun — not academics. There may be a possibility of overnight 
campouts also, for those who wish it.
This camp is for children of kindergarten age and older who love to be 
outdoors and have some hiking experience. It is a small camp program, run as 
part of a home-based family day care in El Cerrito. This is a Waldorf-based and 
LifeWays-based program.

For dates and rates: e-mail is best: cturrell[AT]sbcglobal.net, or you can call: 
Colene Turrell 510/525-1370 (not after 9 p.m., please!)


March 25, 2006

Parent Reviews:

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Japanese Language Camp & after school lessons
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I'm looking for a non-religious based Japanese summer camp for
my already bi-lingual 4 1/2 year old son.  He already speaks
some Japanese with Dad at home and with some friends, but fear,
being English dominant, he may lose it without a more
structured environment.  When he starts K, I'd like to continue
an after-school program.  I'm already familiar with Sycamore in
El Cerrito, but would prefer something not connected with a
church.  I'd be willing to drive to SF or up to an hour or so
to do this.  Thanks.
Need to Maintain the 2nd language
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Hi,
You might want to check out the Pacific Rim International 
School in Emeryville.  It is a Montessori based school but also 
offers language immersion in Japanese and Mandarin.  There are 
2 Japanese teachers for kids aged 3-6 and these teachers speak 
only Japanese to the kids all day no matter what subject is 
being taught (same for the Mandarin and Enlish speaking 
teachers - the teachers always speak in their native language 
to the kids, but can all communicate in English with the 
parents as necessary).  There are quite a few kids in this 
class who come from Japanese families and speak primarily in 
Japanese throughout the day.  They have several summer sessions 
that are each 2 weeks in length.  The core hours are 9:00 to 
3:30 but they also offer extended care from 8:00-9:00 and 3:30-
6.  There are enrichment classes (usually art, martial arts, 
music) in the afternoons for an additional fee.  Feel free to 
email me if you have any questions.
Lorianne lmasuoka at sbcglobal.net
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There is another small after school program run by Misae Moro. The facility she 
uses happens to be a churchin San Leandro, but unlike Sycamore, there is no 
religious component. The program is 2x week. She is excellent: mi2kz at msn.com

Our girls will start at Hoshuko in SF in April -- age requirement is 6YO by 
April 1 -- 
parallel to the Japanese school calendar.

Our girls went through Sycamore and now do AIUEO 2x week. We are very satisfied. 
I felt the same as you about the religious component at the beginning, but ended 
up 
finding a benefit in it -- we framed it as exposure to one of the many world 
religions. In conjunction with Sycamore, through friends, we exposed our girls 
to 
Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, and Islam -- though we as a family do not observe 
any 
religion.

We are also part of a very large Japanese community in the east bay, this is a 
great way to instill values and language.

Happy to share more. Amy

Announcements

Berkelely Montessori Summer Arts Camp
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Berkeley Montessori School (on University Ave.) is offering an arts-based 
summer 
camp for children ages 6-12 years.  (Sessions, which extend from late June 
to 
late 
August, are one to two weeks long.)   

Campers will experience a rich, fun learning environment that combines 
experiential 
arts education with the relaxed atmosphere of summer camp.  Each session 
features 
the in-depth exploration of studio, performing, physical and living arts, 
as 
well as 
field trips and changing daily activity options.  Extended care (am and 
pm) is 
available.

The Summer Camp is designed around research showing that arts education 
builds 
cognitive, perceptual and analytic abilities, develops important patters 
of 
intellectual 
behavior, and plays a crucial role in improving students’ ability to 
learn.  
Arts 
education also helps children explore what it means to be human and 
strengthens 
sensitivity, understanding, and respect for oneself and others through 
individual 
and collaborative work.

For more information and a downloadable application go to 
www.bmsonline.org/
summercamp.html, or call Zachary Roberts, BMS Elementary Summer Camp 
Director, 
at 655-8800 ext. 260.
Christine Trost ctrost at berkeley.edu


Berkeley Rep Summer Theatre Intensive
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This summer, immerse yourself in theatre.

Financial Aid is available for the Berkeley Rep Summer Theatre 
Intensive: a four week program for students entering grades 6-
12.  Classes include acting, improvisation, movement, stage 
combat, musical theatre, play creation, and more!  At the end 
of each four week session, students perform their original play 
on the stage at Berkeley Rep.  For more information visit 
www.berkeleyrep.org/school, email school at berkeleyrep.org or 
call 510.647.2972.
Jessica Modrall school at berkeleyrep.org

Berkeley YMCA Spring Break Camp
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The Berkeley YMCA at 2001 Allston Way will hold Spring Break 
camp from April 10-14th.  Spring Break camp is a great 
opportunity to try out ''Y'' camp before making your summer 
choices.  The camp is open for children entering kindergarten in 
Fall of 2006 through 8th grade.  This camp will be held on-site 
and our youngest campers will start their day in our Childwatch 
room and end in kindergym.  Campers will swim in our YMCA pools 
and have fun-filled days with lots of field trips.  Camp prices 
are very reasonable, and extended care is included as well as a 
free morning munchies program for breakfast.  Regular camp hours 
are 9-4pm, with free extended care from 7:45am-9am and 4-6pm.  
Registration is available at the front desk, or contact Qiqi 
with any questions at 665-3264 or qrodriguez at baymca.org.
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner at baymca.org

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Berkeley YMCA Summer Camp for almost 5yo girl
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Hello!  I supervise the camp director for the Berkeley YMCA.  I 
am glad you are asking for recent recommendations, because that 
is important.  Please always feel welcome to schedule a visit to 
our programs or contact our camp director for information as 
well.  Our camp this year will be located at Washington 
Elementary school where a brand new play structure has been 
installed.  We place the entering kindergartners and first 
graders in a separate area in the morning so that they are not 
overwhelmed by the older children.  Our ratio for Voyagers is 1 
counselor for every 6 children.  Staff for this age group 
receive specific training about what they can do to help ease 
the transition from pre-school to kindergarten.  Kindergarten 
teachers over the years have helped us design the training and 
the curriculum for the campso that children are well-prepared.  
Of course, this is an age where they are definitely going 
through a big transition and often times leaving their life-long 
preschool friends.  The camp itself is very active, mostly 
outdoors and with lots of field trips.  A full brochure of 
activities is available at our website at www.baymca.org.  Click 
on ''Downtown'' branch.  Or call Qiqi, the camp director, at 665-
3264.

And just a note - Spring Break camp can be a GREAT opportunity 
to try Y camp before making your summer decisions.  Spring Break 
camp is held at the Downtown Branch and enrollment is now open.  
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner at baymca.org


Bridging the Gap: Getting Ready for 1st Grade
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I am a published Early Literacy Specialist with a passion for 
working with young children on early reading skills. This 
summer, for the 5th year, I will be conducting a series of 2 two-
week classes for small groups of kindergarten graduates focusing 
on skills most useful for first grade success. 

Through interactive songs, games and activities we review letter 
sounds, letter writing, rhyming, syllable segmentation, phoneme 
segmentation and blending, and a core sight word vocabulary as 
well as practice story retelling. 

Groups will be held for 1 ½ hours Monday through Thursday in the 
morning 9:00-10:30 and in the afternoon 4:00-5:30, in Oakland, 
4372 Montgomery St. (Near Piedmont Ave.) Childcare will be 
available after the morning session, upon request.  

Meet me and other parents at a free Information Event on Sunday 
April 30th, 5:00-6:30 on Montgomery St. Free screenings will 
begin in April. Call for further information 510 655 2952. 

Parents and kid feedback has been excellent. Check out my 
website: www.EarlyLiteracyWizard.com where you can download an 
application.
Dr. Ariel Lenchner metaorna at aol.com


Cal Leadership Academy for 7th - 10th graders
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Learn leadership, teamwork, and community building skills while 
participating in 
a 
unique self-contained activity filled camp.  Campers will be grouped in 
teams of 
about 15 and each team will be assigned two adult leaders. They will 
participate 
in 
an array of activates such as swimming, ropes course, on and off campus 
trips, 
community service project, team games, etc. In this experiential 
activity-based 
curriculum, campers learn essential elements of teamwork, leading others, 
and 
serving the community. The goal of this program is to prepare the 
individuals 
for 
future leadership opportunities in school or extra-curricular programs, or 
camp 
training programs.  Two week sessions begin June 19th and run $300 per 
camper 
visit http://www.oski.org or e-mail: scrainfo at berkeley.edu or call 
510-643-2267.
Jennifer Selke jenn8 at uclink.berkeley.edu

Camp Chrysalis-www.campchrysalis.com--not full yet
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There are still openings for summer sessions.
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Camp Chrysalis - Environmental Education.

For over 20 years, Camp Chrysalis has helped young people, 8-14
yrs of age, explore diverse natural environments of California.
Living among redwoods, tidepools, marshes and mountains, campers
cultivate an ethic of respect and responsibility for the
ecologies that support life.

Equally important, attention to ecological interdependence
inevitably places our focus on the human communities that sustain
us as individuals. Free from the cynicism of popular culture,
Camp Chrysalis gives young people the opportunity to create
genuine friendships grounded in kindness and respect.

Sessions take place in Big Sur, Mendocino and the Sierras. A
backpacking trip for older teens is also planned in the Sierras.
Please go to www.campchrysalis.com for more informantion and for
registration by April 1st, 2006.

CAMP CHRYSALIS Contacts
2434 McKinley Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703

Lee Tempkin (Director)
(510) 843-6157
lee at campchrysalis.com

Michael Rossman (Director)
(510) 849-1154
mrossman at sbcglobal.net
Amy

Camp Galileo coming to Prospect Sierra Elem!
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Voted “Best Camp for Kids” in Bay Area Parent and “Best of the 
Bay” in San Francisco Magazine, Camp Galileo combines art, 
science, and outdoor programming with fun camp traditions to 
create a summer day camp experience kids entering K – 5th grade 
love. Delivered by a highly talented staff, Camp Galileo’s 
curriculum is developed in partnership with The Tech Museum of 
Innovation and Klutz.  Camp Galileo features three unique weeks 
of programming to appeal to all interests:  Shape It, Sculpt 
It! & Amusement Park Science, Psychedelic ‘60s & Space 
Explorers, Ancient Egypt & Crime Solver Scientists.  

Camp Galileo El Cerrito will be hosted at Prospect Sierra 
Elementary from June 26th – July 28th.  Space is filling up 
quickly. Visit www.campgalileo.com or call 1-800-854-3684 for 
more information. 
Camp Galileo

Creative Writing Summer Camp for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp 
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the 
wonders of language and the world around us! Through arts, 
crafts, cooking, outdoor activites and guest artists and 
writers we will gain deeper connection to the language that 
lives in each of us!  We will delve deeply into the works of 
many wonderful authors and poets as we create and share our own 
literary creations. Please visit us at 
www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this unique and 
empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th 
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd 
Cyrise Beatty cyrise at hotmail.com

Eeek! MONSTERS!! A Ceramics Class for Kids 8-11!
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Eeek! MONSTERS!! A Ceramics Class for 8-11 Year Olds

Jeni Anderson
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 PM
6 Weeks starting April 26.
$125
Call the ASUC Art Studio  at  510-642-3065 to sign up!

We’ll take a serious look at some of the wildest creatures to ever roam 
the 
world of 
imagination! With inspiration gleaned from reading storybooks and sharing 
ideas, 
students will draw and sculpt their very own monsters. Lessons will 
include the 
ceramics processes of making pinch pots, clay joinery, and glazing. 
Student work 
will be exhibited on the U.C. Berkeley campus at the ASUC Art Studio. All 
monsters 
will become the property of their creators!

Jeni Anderson received her Masters in Education and elementary teaching 
credential 
from U.C. Berkeley in 1996. She has taught art in after school programs 
and 
elementary schools since 1990, most recently returning from 3 years 
working in 
the 
art department at the Singapore American School.
erica terman erica at lmi.net


KAIROS YOUTH CHOIR - CHORAL FESTIVAL & SUMMER CAMP
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Kairos Youth Choir is very pleased to announce that our annual East Bay 
Choral 
Festival is now a week long summer program from June 19-24 from 9am - 3pm. 
Participants will enjoy singing repertoire in a variety of musical styles, 
and 
the 
festival culminates with a concert on Saturday. Participants are admitted 
by 
teacher 
recommendation or audition on a first come, first served basis and 
participation 
is 
limited to 200. Appropriate for children ages 8-14 . Tuition is $265 and 
includes t-
shirt and Friday lunch. Please call 510-704-4479 or email 
office at kairoschoir.org 
for 
more information about this exciting choral opportunity! 
SOPHIA RITCHIE, KAIROS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR


Kids 'N Dance and Theater Arts CAMPS
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OAKLAND - ORINDA - LAFAYETTE
www.kidsndance.com

Our school is the place for girls and boys of any skill level to explore 
movement, 
music and theater through playful imaginative adventures.  Besides having 
fun, 
kids 
develop coordination, cooperation and self-confidence.
 
Theme Dance Camps:  
choose from a large variety of themes for your child, each day a new dance 
is 
taught 
related to the theme, kids make their own costumes and props, and there is 
performance on the last day

Musical Theater Arts Camps:
choose from 8 different shows, all have performances, some camps are 
designed to 
be ''low-key'' and others culminate in a full production. Whichever they 
choose 
they 
will have have loads of fun while meeting new friends 

For even more details about our 2, 4, or 6 hour dance or theater arts 
camps for 
kids 
ages 3 and up feel free to check our website: www.kidsndance.com
Kris Mueller

MONART Summer Vacation Art Camps in Alameda
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MONART Summer Vacation Art Camps and Art Classes
Monday – Friday, June 26 – August 25
9am – 12:30pm, ages 6 – 12, $200/camp

Cartoons and Clay, $200
     6/26 - 6/30
     7/24 – 7/28
     8/21 – 8/25

Architecture, $120
     7/5 – 7/7

Mythical Magic, $200
     7/10 – 7/14
     8/7 – 8/11

Underwater Sea Adventures, $200
     7/17 – 7/21:
     8/14 – 8/18

Each day we begin with a MONART drawing or painting lesson 
and include relevant, age-appropriate academic instruction with 
interest and flair. After a break and healthy snack that we provide, 
campers explore 3 dimensionality, ranging from complex structures 
to whimsical crafts. More details about our camps are on our website 
at http://alameda.monart.com/camps

We will also be offering a reduced class schedule and drop-in 
Open Studio drawing times in the afternoons during the summer.

Mention the Parents Network and take 10% off the camp cost. 
Your camp registration form is downloadable from 
http://alameda.monart.com/pdf/BPNSummer06CampRegForm.pdf
or call 521-DRAW (3729)
Jana Branisa jana_branisa at yahoo.com


Monkey Business Camp--Summer Camp begins June 12*
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In our 8th year!
Monkey Business Camp takes place in the beautiful outdoors at
Berkeley’s Tilden Park  and Oakland’s Roberts Park.  We have
created action packed days with an array of activities guaranteed
to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  This summer’s themes
are listed below!  Some highlights, no matter what the theme:
Wacky Hair Day, Monkey Ball, Ice-Cream Making, the Scream Game,
Hiking, Carnival Days, Swim Days, Morning Tea...

*Campers ages 5-10
*Youth Leaders ages 11-15
*8:30 am-3:30pm M-F
*Optional Extended Care from 8:00-8:30 am and 3:30-6:00 pm

2 Locations:

*Berkeley's Tilden Park
--June 12-16-Pirates
--June 19-23-Magical Mystery Tour
--July 5-14-Carpentry
--July 17-28- Drama/Performing Arts
--July 31-August 11--Mad Science
--August 14-25- Drama/Performing Arts
--August 28-September 1- Magical Mystery Tour

*Oakland's Roberts Park
--July 5-14-Mad Science
--July 17-28- Drama/Performing Arts
--July 31-August 11-Magical Mystery Tour 
--August 14-25-Drama/Performing Arts

Visit our website for fees, registration forms, FAQs, photos,
maps...all the details!!

www.monkeybusinesscamp.com
510.540.6025
Monkey Business Camp monkeybusinesscamp at hotmail.com


Mosaic Forest Art Studio is Enrolling Summer Camp
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For complete information about the camps below, contact:

Mosaic Forest Art Studio
3315 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, 94602
510 - 759 - 6074
http://www.mosaicforest.com

MOSAIC MAKING CAMP 
M–F, June 26 – 30, 2006 
9:30–11:30 (ages 7–10), 12:30–2:30 (ages 11–16)
$150.00 includes materials 

KIDS' CARPENTRY (for ages 5-12)
M-Th., July 10-13, July 17-20, July 31–Aug. 3, Aug. 7–10, and/or
Aug. 28–31 
9:00-10:30am (ages 5–7) 10:30am–12:00pm, (ages 7-12) 12:30–2:00
pm (ages 7–12)
*Veteran Kids’ Carpentry students may come to any class time!
$105.00 

FIBER ARTS CAMP (PAPER MAKING, PAPER MARBLING, BOOK BINDING) 
M-F, July 24-28, 2006
9:30 am-11:30 am (ages 6-10), 12:30–2:30pm (ages 11–17)
$150.00 

PRINTMAKING CAMP (LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTING & COLLAGRAPH MAKING) 
M-F, August 14-18, 2006
9:30am-11:30am (ages 8–12), 12:30–2:30pm (ages 13–17)
$150.00 

JEWELRY CAMP (MACRAMÉ & BEADING) 
M-F, August 21-25, 2006
9:30am-11:30am (Ages 6–10), 12:30–2:30pm (ages 11–17)
$150.00 
Jill Cunninghis jill at mosaicforest.com


Oakland Summer Camp for Mixed Heritage Youth
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JULY 24-AUGUST 4
Redwood Day School
Oakland, California
510-414-8686
www.fusionprogram.org

The 2-week summer day camp is open to all youth ages 7-12 with 
a particular focus on children who come from more than one 
cultural and/or racial community experience. FUSION offers a 
fun and supportive environment where youth can share, explore, 
and celebrate the richness and complexity of mixed heritage. 

The program facilitates self-discovery through creative and 
interactive activities such as visual and performance art, 
outdoor education, community service-learning, field trips, and 
student leadership activities. We recognize that mixed heritage 
families have various experiences of their identities; thus, 
our goal is to support children and their families to explore 
and share in this process.

Pre- and After-care available.  
natchee_blu at yahoo.com

Spring Break Theater Camp for 3rd to 6th graders!
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Rehearse and perform scenes from Romeo and Juliet!

Grades 3-6 | 1 week | $250
April 10-14, Mon-Fri, 9am-12:30pm
Cal Shakes Rehearsal Hall, 701 Heinz Avenue in Berkeley

In one fun-filled week, your child will have the chance to
improve his or her acting skills and rehearse and perform scenes
from Romeo and Juliet. We'll work on expressing the emotional and
physical life of the character through acting and on developing
the toolkit to be the best actor he or she can be!  Each student
will be cast in scenes from Romeo and Juliet, help create
costumes and props, and rehearse with fellow classmates for two
performances for friends and family on the last day of class. For
beginning and experienced alike.  

Our teacher is Trish Tillman, who is fantastic with kids and a
superb teacher/director.  This will be a great spring break for
your child!

For more info, contact Jessica Richards at 510-548-3422 x105.
or email learn at calshakes.org.
calshakes123 at yahoo.com

Summer Art Camps [AT] the ASUC Art Studio
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Photo, Ceramics and Video Classes Available!
To sign up visit www.asucartstudio.org and click on ''Summer Classes for 
Youth''.
The ASUC Art Studio is a non-profit located on UC Berkeley Campus. 

Black and White Darkroom Photography 
In this class students will learn to shoot and print their own black and 
white 
photographs. No experience necessary, but students will need to supply 
their own 
35mm cameras, preferably with manual exposure controls. 

Ceramics 
Students will learn basic techniques for making kiln-fired ceramic bowls, 
cups 
and 
sculpture. Both handbuilding and the potter's wheel will be taught. Wear 
old 
clothes-clay is messy! 

Introduction to Video Production 
This is a hands-on introduction to digital video production. With students 
serving as 
the production crew, the class will collaborate to create a short video 
production 
during scheduled class time. Each student will get the opportunity to 
shoot 
video, 
record audio, work with lights, direct and edit. No prior experience is 
necessary. 
erica terman erica at lmi.net

Summer Dance Camps & Teen Choreography Workshop
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Luna Kids Dance-Summer 2006
SUMMER DANCE CAMP
Ages: 8-11 (experienced & new dancers)
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session A: July 10 - 14; Session B:July 17 - 21
(Students may take one or both sessions)

Session A: 7/10-14 Shake, Erupt and Whirl 
Nature inspires extreme movement. SDC explores the forms, 
energy and movement vocabulary inherent in natural phenomena 
such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and more. 

Session B: 7/17-21 Forces of Nature
Move beyond catastrophe and explore the underlying systems of 
nature through movement. Explore energy concepts found in 
nature’s patterns such as gravity, tides, precipitation and 
more. 

TEEN CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Ages: 12-16 (experienced & new dancers)
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 31 -August 4

Teens ages 12-16 explore and expand their dance making skills. 
Dancers will make and manipulate phrases using spoken or 
written word as inspiration.
Luna Kids Dance kids at lunakidsdance.com

Summer Horse Lovers Mini Camp: Social Skills(7-18)
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Trails to Success Equine Facilitated Social Skills Program offers:

Horse Lovers Mini Camp:  Two psychologists (Christine Duis, PhD & Maria 
Antoniadis, PhD) and an expressive arts therapist (Laura Soble, MFT, REAT) 
team 
with certified equine specialists and horses for a summer experience that 
involves 
peer collaboration, social skill training, and expressive arts while 
working 
with 
horses in a ranch setting.  

Unique program allows for direct observations of behaviors, emotional 
responses, 
and social skills issues in real-time situations.  Experiential nature of 
the 
sessions 
provide a powerful tool for helping children develop greater 
self-awareness, and 
practice new skills.

July 10-26
Option One:  Morning session Monday & Wednesdays 10:00am-12:30pm
Option Two:  Afternoon session Monday & Wednesdays 1:30pm-4:00pm

Age range: 7-18
Cost: $1,500 includes phone intake interview, Six two-and a half hour 
group 
sessions, written feedback, and horse/stable fees.

Location:  Briones Park, Orinda

Space limited to six per sessions participants.

Call now to reserve a slot:  Dr. Christine Duis 925-256-4400
Laura Soble

Summer in the Trinity Alps!!  Unalayee
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Unalayee is a 50 year-old Northern California wilderness non-
profit camp.  It's a great place for your children over 11 to 
go and spend time in the Trinity Alps (before the forests are 
gone).  Your children will become self-sufficient and at ease 
in nature.  There is plenty of opportunity for team building 
and to make lasting friendships.   The camp is well run, with a 
high staff/camper ratio.  The food is great and the program is 
wonderful.  A bus takes them up to camp from either Palo Alto 
or Berkeley and then return two weeks later. Upon their return 
to civilization, your children may look slightly different but 
they will really appreciate floors, plumbing and electricity.  
Please review the website for further detailed information.  
http://www.unalayee.org/ Contact me if you have any questions.
Cornelia Kidney ck_lee at berkeley.edu

Summer Learning Classes at YMCA Camp
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By parent request, the Berkeley YMCA is offering optional summer 
learning classes as part of the summer camp this summer.  The 
classes are available for children entering grades 2-5.  They 
are in 4 week sessions, and take place with a teacher from 8-
9:15am.  Students will then be walked over to their camps. The 
goal is that children can keep up with their skills over the 
summer and still enjoy all of the fun field trips associated 
with day camp.  Questions?  Contact Qiqi at 665-3264 or 
qrodriguez at baymca.org.  For session dates and prices, please 
feel free to check the website at www.baymca.org.  Click on 
the ''downtown'' branch and download the summer youth brochure.  
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner at baymca.org

Summer Music Camps at Crowden
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Looking for a summer music camp for your child? The Crowden 
Center for Music in the Community offers a variety of classes 
and day camps for all ages, including programs in chamber music, 
instrumental discovery, opera production, private lessons, 
string ensembles, Suzuki violin and Farallon Brass camp. 
Specific programs include:
- Scrape, Squawk & Bang, ages 5-11, June 19-23
- Summer Music & Opera, ages 8-13, June 26-July 14
- Summer Music Berkeley, ages 7-18, July 17-28
- Farallon Brass Camp, ages 10-18, August 7-18
- Weekly classes & lessons, all ages
Cost varies by program. Need-based financial assistance is 
available. Extended care is available until 6:00 p.m. for all 
camps, pending sufficient enrollment. For more information, 
please visit our web site, www.crowden.org, call 510-559-2941, 
or email ccmc at crowden.org.
Marion Atherton


Windrush School - Summer Adventures
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Windrush School 
Summer Adventures Program 
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a wonderful 
extension of Windrush School. 
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool 
staff, 
and 
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects, 
exciting 
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new thematic 
focus 
each 
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area and 
special 
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box construction 
projects. 
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum children 
to 
teacher ratio of 12:1.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director cberger at windrush.org

YPI Summer Music Camps
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San Francisco Rock Camp
August 4-13, 1-5 pm
$425

For middle school and high school musicians who want to play in 
a rock band.  Staffed by legendary Bay Area musicians.  Offering rock 
band, 
jamming, music theory, recording techniques, stage presence and vocal 
coaching.  Camp ends with a public concert in a classic Bay Area venue.  
To 
schedule a placement audition please call Patti Cobb at 415 826 2287.

Belvedere Jazz, World and Pop Music Camp
August 14-20, 9am-1pm, 1-5pm or all day.  
$425 per half-day session

This camp is for young musicians ages 8 and up who love to play music, 
sing 
and dance on stage.  Staffed by legendary Bay Area musicians.  Offering 
jazz 
and pop band, recording techniques, a cappella chorus, solo vocal 
coaching, 
beat box, world music percussion and dance, jamming, music theory, stage 
presence and audience rapport.  Camp ends with a public concert in a 
classic 
Bay Area venue.  To schedule a placement audition please call Leela Pratt 
at 
415 420 2960.
Leela Pratt ypimusic at yahoo.com


March 18, 2006

Parent Reviews:
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Catalina Island Kids Camp -- PARENT REVIEW
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My granddaughter attended this camp twice.  It is not cheap, but
different, and
educational and fun.
--Jeanne

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Junior Center of Art and Science Camp (in Oakland)
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Has anyone sent their child/kids to the Junior Center of Art and
Science summer camps (located in Oakland)? They brought a GREAT class
to my daughter's kindergarten (Madera, El Cerrito) where the kids
learned about Monet and then painted their own ''Water Lily''
paintings in his style. I found out that they have summer camps and
that the organization has been around for over 50 years, but there's
nothing posted on the Berkeley Parents site! (Check them out at:
http://www.juniorcenter.org) I'm looking for art programs, and I like
that there's a science component to this program as well.
Art crazy mom
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Our son took classes there last summer and they were wonderful.
He was 5 and entering K at the time.  The classes had mixed ages
and being on the younger end, he did just fine.  The instruction
was great, and he wants to go back. They teach about the habitat
around the lake, and how it relates to wildlife in an urban
settting.  He took Animals, Art and Science, and Amazing Animals.
I'd recommend it highly. 
lake merritt fan
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I sent my son to this camp last summer. He was 9 years old and
did carpentry one half of the day and cartooning the other half.
 He learned an incredible amount, the instructors were excellent.
 Some of these camps are in very high demand and it can be
difficult to get your first choice if you don't sign up early.
My son's only complaint is that the camp was not active enough
for him.  During the noon hour break, they would go out to a
grassy area where he could run a bit, but this was not enough for
him, for who he is.  Otherwise I think this was a very good
experience for him.
jc


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Mad Science, Mills College, Mocha
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Hello. I am looking for recent experiences with the following
summer children's programs: Mills College, Mocha, Mad Science,
Harbor Bay Club, and/or the City of Alameda Park&Rec. My son
will be 7, and I want to know about bullying, supervision,
engaging activities, and racial diversity. If anyone can share
their experience(s), good and bad, I would truly appreciate it.
mssslade
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My daughter has attended camps at MOCHA for the last 4 years.
There is racial, and gender diversity in both teachers and
students. I'm not sure about other kinds of diversity, but when
I've been at events at the end of the camps, there have been a
wide variety of adults present to cheer the children on. The
children are taken seriously as artists and learn to appreciate
eachothers' work. My child has never experienced any bullying,
and I haven't heard about bullying from other parents. I think
the camp is structured enough so that the staff members really
get to know the kids, and are able to support them. The one
caution I would suggest, is that your child should really enjoy
making art. If that's the case, it will be a great camp
experience. You can email me if you have other questions.
cdorf


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Sarah's Science Camps - Recent experiences?
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Hello -- We're about to move out to the Bay Area and I'm looking
for a camp for my daughter. I've read about This Land is Your
Land/Sarah's Science on the site, and it sounds like it would
work very well for her. But the reviews on the website are
somewhat dated and seem to get more mixed over time. Any recent
experiences, especially with the Berkeley camp? How good would
they be at integrating a child who knows no one? How do they
balance being outside and science? How good is it overall? how
would you compare the Berkeley and Oakland camps? Thanks!
leslie
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My daughter has attended the Oakland camp since she
was 5, she is now 10 and intends to go this year again
at least for a few weeks.
We have tried many camps and this continues to be her
favorite - and we love the fact she is outside all
day. The parks are fabulous and they really are out in
nature (or sitting around picnic tables) all day. The
science is fun, but not too hard-core, more camp
project science than intense academic science. They do
a couple projects a day, they sing camp songs, play
games, take hikes, make lanyards - standard camp
things. The councelors are also great, there is a good
return rate year-to-year.
My daughter has rarely gone with anyone she knows, and
she doesn't care at all if she doesn't know anyone in
the group. I should note she is not an overly outgoing
child, but this doesn't seem to matter at this camp,
she always makes friends. I don't know if you have a
boy or a girl - there tends to be a few more boys than girls at
the camp.
happy camp parent
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My son has been going to This Land is Your Land camp in Berkeley for
three years.  His first year was between preschool and kindergarten at
Tehiyah Day School. Because Kieran didn't know any kids yet from
Tehiyah, Saul and Aaron, the camp directors, made it a point to group
him with other Tehiyah kids entering kindergarten and first grade.
Each year, I have found the counselors to be adept at facilitating
friendships as well as creating an overall happy camp experience.  The
way TLIYL incorporates science into the camp is fabulous and
definitely fosters a love of science.  After last summer's camp, my
son commented that he wasn't sure that learning about science was
supposed to be so much fun!  Kieran hasn't done the Oakland camp, but
he does go to Winter Camp run by Sarah Shaffer, and he absolutely
adores her.
Jane 


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Sleep-away camp feedback/suggestions 
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My 9 1/2 year old twin boys are interested in going to
sleepaway camp for the first time.  Friends of our have
recommended Kennolyn Camp.  I am looking for any feedback on
your children's experience with this particular camp.
We would also be interested in learning about other camps that
fit the following criteria: We are interested in camps that
offer one-week sessions.  We are seeking a general type camp,
not a speciality camp like sports or horses. The camp needs to
be located within a few hours of the Bay Area.
If there are ones to avoid, we'd also like to know about those!
Thanks!
Karen
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I sent my daughter to her first overnight summer camp last year
at YMCA of the East Bay and was very pleased with her
experience. She was 8, but is slightly immature and not great
with new things, so I started her out in the ''rookie'' camp
which is three nights instead of seven. She liked it so much,
she wanted to stay the rest of the week! It's affordable and
located off Hiway 1 near Pescadero, so the drive there makes a
nice weekend outing (they do have bus service to/from Oakland,
so she came home on the bus since it was midweek.) Nice camp,
with trees and woodsy cabins, pool, climbing wall, etc. Good
YMCA values, etc.  http://www.ymcaeastbay.org/camplomamar/
Nicole 

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Summer Theatre Camp for 6 year old
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Looks like Julia Morgan isn't offering summer theater classes. 
My child is 6, will be between 1st and 2nd grade this summer. 
Any other suggestions?  I'm looking for a 2-week session.
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I heard about the following theatre camp, but do not know
anything about it.
http://www.kidstakethestage.com/index.html
Also, Children's Fairyland in Oakland has a children's theatre
program in the summer.
Hope this helps
anonymous
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Last summer, my 2 sons (ages 5 and 9 last year) went to the Drama camp (theme) 
at 
Monkey Business Camp.  My older son did not want to go to Drama camp at all, but 
the timing of the session was right for us.  I emailed the director of the 
program to 
ask her what might work out for my son.  She said there are children who attend 
drama camp and decide to do behind-the-scenes stuff or who find a way that they 
are comfortable performing.  So my son agreed to go to camp, and there was no 
pressure, and he ended up in a few skits and had a great time.  My younger son 
was 
even less interested in performing, but was very active with creating the sets 
and 
being on stage crew, and did end up being in one skit.  The excitement around 
having a performance was very fun for the kids, and brought a nice sense of 
community to the camp, with everyone working toward a common goal. 
jc


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Young Artist Studio Program at CCA
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Hi,
Does anyone have experience (good or bad) with the Young Artist
Studio Program at the California College of the Arts?  We're
interested in sending our 12 year old to an art camp that is
fun but also teaches technique.
Any advice is appreciated. 
Tim
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My son went for two years and we were really happy with the
program. It is very serious and the teachers are professors
at CCA. They don't teach down to the students at all, and
have high expectations. It is definitely one of the best art
experiences around for students of that age.
Lucy 

Announcements


CAL YOUTH CAMPS – A 45-YEAR TRADITION
-------------------------------------------
Come join us for a summer of sports, adventure and play. The
Recreational Sports Department at UC Berkeley offers summer
camps that will create memories – and skills – to last a
lifetime.  Special emphasis is placed on developing new skills,
new friendships, and integrating our camp values: teamwork,
respect, responsibility, fair play and FUN!!
Campers can focus on a single activity such as gymnastics,
sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and rock climbing, or may choose
to combine several fun-filled activities such as: basketball,
volleyball, soccer, track & field, hip-hop, drama, lacrosse,
swimming, football, baseball/softball, nature & environment,
water polo, etc. 
Age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17
For more information or to sign up, visit www.oski.org or call
510.643.CAMP
wadachi at berkeley.edu
 
      
Camp Iwalewa
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Camp Ìwàléwà is a unique arts and outdoor camp that combines
folklore and the arts with ecology and nature studies. Camp
Ìwàléwà provides a fun way for students to think creatively, as
well as critically. Our hands-on nature and art projects
connect children to their imaginations and the natural world at
the same time. Camp Ìwàléwà helps instill a deep caring
attitude about creating sustainable global cultures.
http://www.geocities.com/yorubaschool/Iwalewa.html
YorubaSchool at yahoo.com

CREATIVE STRINGS SUMMER CAMP
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2006 sessions!          Music and Art!
Session 1  July 17-21  Kids ages 8-12
Session 2  July 24-28   Teens ages 12 and up
Fiddling, blues, improv, ethnic styles!
String players learn many alternative styles of music in a nurturing
and
fun environment.   Students play in ensembles coached by award
winning original member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, founder of
the Real Vocal String Quartet,  and
experienced teacher, Irene Sazer.  Multi media performance.
510-548-3738
director at stringimprovisation.org     www.stringimprovisation.org
Director
 
April 8-Super Saturdays Young Writers' Workshops
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Symba EdVentures presents “Super Saturdays” Young Writers’
Workshops with Suellen Primost, Arts Literacy Specialist
Workshops will tap into the rich imagery of children’s imaginations to
bring their dreams, ideas, personal stories and fantasies to life. They
will
incorporate creative writing, storytelling, improvisation, maskmaking,
poetry, art, architecture, journaling, brainstorming and reflection.
4/08 Theater Games & Improvisations  4/15 Kids’ Dream Houses &
Playparks 4/29 Inside a Spider’s Eye -Creative Writing & Poetry for
Children 5/06 Thunder & Dreams - The Magic & Poetry of Masks
5/13 Trash to Treasure-Recyclorations & The Trashique Boutique
5/20 Traditional Tales with a Twist  6/03 A World of Beastly Buildings
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Outrageous Architecture 6/10  Spirit Art & Stories of a Woodland’s
Indian
- Norval Morrisseau
Hours:  Ages: 7-12  Hrs: 10-1  Location:  Classroom Matters, Berkeley
(Call for directions)  
Cost: Series of 8 WS  $320 (Save $40)  Series of 4 WS  $160 (Save $20)
Individual  WS $45 (10% discount for siblings) Fee includes materials &
a snack.
To Register, contact Suellen Primost at  510-530-3735 or 
SymbaEdventures at aol.com.
 
ART YOWZA!  Spring and SUMMER  Camp in Alameda
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ART YOWZA Open House April 2, May 7 and June 4 from 11am-2pm.
ART YOWZA  offers an exciting visual arts program that supports
the development of new creative skills.  We empower kids ages
5-14,to think and use their imaginations.  Our nurturing
environment encourages unique self-expression and self-esteem.
The small class size, individualized attention, stimulating
environment, and beautiful setting make it possible for every
camper to blossom. We value high quality art, friendship and fun...
 ... Spring Break Camp (by the day or week) (April 17-April 21)
..Summer Camp 2006 (one-week theme camps)(June 19- August 25)
..Kids that go ART YOWZA make zany inventions, magical paintings
and wild sculptures. ... To see the fun go to artyowza.com
Rebecca Stees artyowza at yahoo.com

Berkeley J Summer Day Camp
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Entering K - Entering 6th grade
Field Trips & Specialty Classes
Jewish arts & crafts, drama, Jewish music,
sports, and woodworking
Session I : Building Community -June 26th-July 21st
Session II : A World of Peace -July 24th-August 18th
Early Bird Discount when you register and pay in full by May
17th
Call (510) 848-0237 x 116 or
Pick up a brochure at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
or
go to www.brjcc.org to download an application
Karen Cagan

Drama Camp
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Narnia Playhouse Drama Camp at Montclair School in Oakland- 3-
two week sessions beginning June 19. Our 17th summer!! 9:00-
4:00 daily.For students entering grades 1-6. Our 17th summer!
Work on a full length play to be presented at the end of the
session. Each day includes acting skills, improv, work on sets,
lighting and costumes. Before and aftercare available. Gor more
information email director Doug Cole at narniaph at sbcglobal.net
or call 510-531-5546
narniaph at sbcglobal.net

June Weekend Camp: Kids with Bipolar Disorder
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Camp New Hope- Weekend camp opportunity June 10-12th, 2006 at Camp
Arroyo,
Livermore, for youth ages 9-17 diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 
Limited
space is still available for ages 11-17. Cost $100.00 (scholarships
available).  For additional information and a Recommendation Form visit
www.campnewhope.net or call Nancy 925.324.5088.
Laura Soble

Pleiades' Palette Summer Art Camp for Girls
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This is our fifth year offering our summer art camp for girls,
ages 6 - 14.  We offer fun and engaging projects inspired by
contemporary women artists.  Drawing, painting, sewing, clay
work, mixed media and sculptural forms are available each one
week session of the camp. Please e-mail if you would like to see
our flyer. Or phone if you would like more information.
(510)526-6580 (Laura Raboff) or (510) 407-0712 (Elizabeth
Addison)  We are art teachers at Prospect Sierra and Tehiyah Day
School. The fee for each week is $320 and a small amount of
tuition assistance is available.  
Laura Raboff Laura.r at sbcglobal.net

Summer Day Camp at Black Pine Circle School
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Let your light shine at  BPC's Summer Day Camp! Join us
for an exciting three week adventure of fun, experiential
classes in history, music, science, art, clowning, children's
literature, mythical stories, dance and more. For students
entering grades 1-6 in the fall. For more information, visit
our website at www.bpcweb.net, or call (510) 845-0876, x11.
Summer Camp dates: June 19-July 7.
Paula Eidson

Summer Preschool Program July10 - Aug 18
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Little House will have two, three week summer sessions M-F
mornings for ages 2-5 year olds.  The first session is July 10-
July 28th and the second one is July 31- Aug 18th. It will be
directed by an experienced early childhood educator. The program
is located at a licensed small family daycare home on a quiet,
picturesque street in San Leandro which has a spacious outdoor
play area with gardening areas, patios, water tables, sandbox,
child sized picnic tables and plenty of shade. There will be an
emphasis on science and plant life during the summer. If you are
interested in finding out more.... please see the summer program
website at
http://www.littlehousesummerprogram.zoomshare.com/0.html
Mari

Summer Theater Arts for Kids!
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Theater Arts for Kids (a program of Contra Children's Chorus),
located in Walnut Creek, is a challenging musical theater arts
program for young and aspiring performers.
Each session culminates with a full-scale Broadway musical.
No experience is necessary!
Sessions include:
Vocal technique
Dramatics
Stage make-up
Musicianship
Dance and Movement
Technical Theater
Stage Combat
Ages are 7-16.
Session 1 = June 26 - July 13
Session 2 = July 17 - August 3
Cost is $700 per session
Call Contra Costa Children's Chorus 925 945-7101 x200 or visit
www.childrenschorus.org for more information or to sign up.
colleen.miller at comcast.net

Windrush School - Summer Adventures
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a
wonderful
extension of Windrush School.
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool
staff, and
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects,
exciting
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new
thematic focus each
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area
and special
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box
construction projects.
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum
children to
teacher ratio of 12:1.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director cberger at windrush.org

Young Actors Theatre Camp 2006/07 Season of Wonder
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www.youngactorstheatrecamp.com
The Young Actors' Theatre Camp is designed to discover and
develop the artist within. For ages 10-18, All Level Welcomed.
Spring Camp in Hollywood, CA April 20-23 (High School Only)
Summer Session in Santa Cruz, August 14-19
Winter Session in Santa Cruz, December 26-January 1, 2006/07
Shawn Ryan mail at shawn-ryan.com

Young Naturalist Summer Camp
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''Motion and Potions'' Young Naturalist Summer Camp
No, this is not taught by Professor Snape — but local herbalist
potion-masters
will reveal their secrets when we catch them in their native habitat!
We will
travel daily to different parks and points of interest in the Greater
Bay Area for
hikes and nature study. Our emphasis will be on native California
medicinal
plants, but we will also learn about local rocks and minerals, water
flow and
land movement, and all kinds of wild flora and fauna. Special nature
walks will
be led by experts in medicinal herbology, wild food plants, and native
botany.
Our focus is on fun — not academics.
For children of kindergarten age and older who love to be outdoors and
have
some hiking experience. For dates and rates, e-mail is best but you can
also
call: 510/525-1370 (not after 9 p.m., please).
Colene Turrell cturrell at sbcglobal.net





March 11, 2006

Parent Reviews:
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Camp Kee Tov
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I checked the archives and was surprised to see absolutely
nothing posted about Camp Kee Tov. I know that it is a very big
and popular camp, but I'm wondering if I can get any more info.
from anybody out there.  My son is going into first grade.  He
is a bit shy and takes a while to observe before jumping into
things.  He's energetic and likes to run around, but also
enjoys and needs quiet down time.  I'm wondering if he'll feel
overwhelmed by a big camp, the long days and bus rides.  Does
anybody have any experience they can share?
Thanks
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Our son went to Camp Kee Tov a few years ago. It was a bit of a
tear jerker seeing him get onto the big yellow school bus at
the North Berkeley Library for the first time, but a very
convenient place to drop him off and pick him up! He enjoyed
the camp very much and we had a big family picnic at the end
for everyone to celebrate. It seemed like standard camp fun
fare. The only thing I personally disliked was ''Messy Day.'' He
came home with purple dye and shaving cream in his hair and it
took weeks to get all the purple out!!
kathryn
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My daughter, now in the second grade, will return to Camp Kee
Tov for her third summer this year and it has been great for
her.  It is very well organized, there are lots of activities,
a reasonable amount of free time and terrific -- really, really
terrific -- counselors.  My son, who is in kindergarten now, is
looking forward to his first summer and I'm sure that he will
love it.  I will say that neither of my kids are particularly
shy, but I think that Kee Tov works for a wide range of
personalities, because the staff is so good.
Ann
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It has been many years since my then 6 year old went to Camp Kee Tov.
I knew it was a very popular camp, had heard great things about it,
knew friends whose kids loved it, but it was not a good fit for my
child at this age.  She, too, was quiet and shy.  She didn't attend
Beth El preschool, so didn't know too many of the kids.  She had a
hard time breaking into the social mix, and found the non-stop
activities too much for her.  She had not experienced an all-day child
care type situation, and found the days much too long (I know it's
only 9-3, but her preschool had ended at noon, and kindergarten also
was only half day, so this was the longest time she was in a group
situation at that age).  She found the bus rides interminible, the
activities were just not her thing, and while one of the counselors
was wonderful and really tried to engage her in activities, the rest
were quite busy with the other kids, and didn't have much time for
her.  After a very long week and a half we pulled her out and chalked
it up to experience.  It certainly soured her on day camps for many
years!
Judy
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My daughter who is pretty shy tried Kee Tov the summer after
kindergarten and hated it.  But I have to say that almost all
the other kids that I know who went there (which is quite a few)
absolutely loved it and some of them are a bit on the shy side. 
Most kids have a lot of fun. They keep them very busy and
active. My daughter found it to be too rowdy and too noisy on
the bus--they sing alot, but my daughter found it too loud. My
daughter, I learned much prefers the quieter camps focused on
arts and music or a single sport.  It would probably help alot
if your son went with a friend (regardless of which camp he goes
to). The counselors and the director are all very nice and
accomodating but they agreed it probably wasn't the right camp
for my daughter, mostly because she wasn't happy there.  
anon
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Hello, my name is Adam Schwartz, Director of Camp Kee Tov.  I'm
happy to answer specific any questions about camp via email
(info at campkeetov.org) or phone (510-848-2372), and here is a
blurb for everyone:
Camp Kee Tov is celebrating its 40th summer this year with
another action packed and nature-filled calendar. We are an
''imagination-oriented'' Jewish summer day camp, spending much of
our time in the beautiful Tilden Park in Berkeley. Our camp is
for everyone - grades K-10 and all backgrounds. Kee Tov is based
on ''Ruach'' - the energetic spirit that our campers and
counselors share. Each summer we sing songs, play games,
overnight in the parks, swim, hike, play sports, perform skits
and plays, enjoy imaginative theme days, and have fun together.
This year, we have a beautiful new home in Berkeley and a new
program for 9th and 10th graders. This is one of the most
wonderful camps in the area, with a strong reputation and a
caring staff with outstanding camper-counselor ratios. This kind
of positivity and excitement is a rare experience for kids!
Camp Kee Tov has a before and after-camp care, a scholarship
fund, and a wide variety of programs.
info at campkeetov.org | 510-848-2372 | www.campkeetov.org
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I was both a camper and counselor at Kee Tov.  I am a quiet
person, more inclined towards sitting under a tree and drawing
than participating in high energy games. I even sometimes liked
running around, just not while my team cheered loudly for me to
reach the finish line. I'm also a slow adjuster to new
situations.  As a six year old, Kee Tov was overwhelming - so
many kids, so many loud sing alongs on buses, so many different
activities - it was like a caucophany. My mother reports that I
fell asleep each night at 6 pm. I just remember feeling very
small.  As a counselor, I had a fantastic time.  I was old
enough to handle the high energy level.  I also observed many
children who did not share my quiet, artistic temperment and for
whom Kee Tov was just pure FUN.  It's a strong community with
much affection and joy but it's definately very energetic and
big.
Lanyard Queen
Announcements
BandWorks School of Rock Class & Camp Registration
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BandWorks After School & Saturday Workshops start again
April 10, plus registration is also open for Summer Camp.  For
kids 8+, Workshops and camp are open to beginners with no
previous musical experience, through advanced players.  In
Workshops, students are matched with other musicians at a
similar age and musical level.  Professional musician-
instructors create a fun and supportive environment while they
teach kids the skills they need to play in a rock band-and make
new friends in the process.  Participants can join ''as a
group'' too!
Workshop Cost: $350, includes an Individualized Music Notebook,
a CD of the tunes your student is learning, and a CD of your
student's Concert.  Classes meet once weekly for 2 hours, for 8
weeks and culminate in a performance at Ashkenaz.   Camp
program is on a weekly basis and cost $135 - $300/week
depending on the section and week.
For a complete picture of the program, and Summer Camp
information, check out the website: www.bandworks.com or
Contact: julie at bandworks.com  510. 649. 7738
Julie Chervin julie at bandworks.com

Berkeley YMCA Camp Registration Day March 18
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Come meet the camp director and get a free gift by registering
at the Berkeley YMCA camp registration day.  This first day of
open registration will be held at Washington Elementary School
on Saturday, March 18th from 10-12. Berkeley YMCA camps have
some new and exciting additions this year!  New programs
include a Leadership In Training Program (grades 9 and 10) and
Summer Learning Classes (grades 2-5). Back by popular demand
are skateboard camp, hoops and extreme H20 for middle
schoolers.  Children entering grades K-5 have fun filled weeks
full of activity and field trips.  All YMCA staff receive
extensive training and background checks.  Staff to camper
ratios are kept low to keep quality and safety at a premium. 
Visit the YMCA website at www.baymca.org and click
on ''Downtown'' to see a full list of options or download the
brochure.  To have a brochure sent to you, or to ask specific
questions of the camp director, please contact Qiqi at 665-3264
or qrodriguez at baymca.org.
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner at baymca.org

Camp Galileo Grand Opening Special ends March 31st
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Voted “Best Camp for Kids” in Bay Area Parent and “Best of the
Bay” in San Francisco Magazine, Camp Galileo combines art,
science, and outdoor programming with fun camp traditions to
create a summer day camp experience kids entering K – 5th grade
love. Delivered by a highly talented staff, Camp Galileo’s
curriculum is developed in partnership with The Tech Museum of
Innovation and Klutz.  Camp Galileo features three unique weeks
of programming to appeal to all interests:  Shape It, Sculpt
It! & Amusement Park Science, Psychedelic ‘60s & Space
Explorers, Ancient Egypt & Crime Solver Scientists. 
4 new East Bay Locations now available. Locations nearest you:
1) El Cerrito at Prospect Sierra Elementary from June 26th –
July 28th.  2) Rockridge at Holy Names High School (next to
Aurora School) from June 26th – July 28th.  Field space at St.
Theresa School will also be used.  3) Lafayette at Bentley
Upper School from June 19th to July 21st. 12 other locations
available in the SF Bay Area.
Visit www.campgalileo.com or call 1-800-854-3684 for more
information. Special Grand Opening Promotion: Enroll by March
31st and save $20 per week.
tajalli at galileoed.com

Four-Fold Way Day Camp for High School Youth
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Four Fold Way Youth Program 2006
• Location: 4000 Bridgeway, Suite #315, Sausalito, CA 94966
• Dates: June 29 & 30 (9am-4pm)
• Ages: 14 to 17
• Cost: $150 (scholarships available)
Phone: Janet Huges (707.953-9727); Trice Bonney (707.762.7149)
The Four-Fold Way Day Camp is designed for high school youth
who are interested in exploring ancient and modern wisdoms
gathered from cultures around the world for living with
integrity, dignity, and authenticity.
The program was developed by Angeles Arrien, PhD. She is an
anthropologist, author, educator, and corporate consultant who
lectures internationally and conducts workshops. Her goal is to
build bridges between ancient cultural wisdoms and contemporary
life.
The 2-day program will be led by Trice Bonney, Janet Hughes,
Fritz Loechner, and Malcolm Berg-Smith who have all studied
with Angeles Arrien.
S. Malcolm Berg-Smith smalcolmbs at earthlink.net

*Girls on the Go! Field-Trip Day Camp for Girl
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Monkey Business Camp presents
Girls on the Go!
A Field-Trip based day camp for girls ages 9-13.
Girls, aged 9 to 13 years, experience the world around them
through a series of local field trips and interactive workshops.
Traveling by public transportation, girls learn how to access the
diversity of their communities in a well-supervised program.
June 12-16 (1 week)
June 19-23 (1 week)
July 5-14  (1 and half weeks)
July 17-28 (2 weeks)
July 31-Aug 11 (2 weeks)
Aug 14-19 (1 week)
After meeting at 8:30 am at Cedar-Rose Park in North Berkeley, we
travel via foot, public bus, train, or boat to a pre-determined
location. We return to the park between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.
For registration forms and more information visit
www.monkeybusinesscamp.com/girls.htm
Monkey Business Camp monkeybusinesscamp at hotmail.com

Green Stuff Day Camp - UC Botanical Garden
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Explore the world of plants through fun experiments, tasting
plant foods, making crafts using plants, and learning about
plants in the UC Botanical Garden! More information at:
botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/educationCamp.shtml.
Fees are $195/$185 Members per session (except *). Register
early! Space is limited.
Camp sessions ages 5-6:
June 19-23
July 3-7*
July 10-14
*We will observe Independence Day; the fee for this session is
$155/$145.
Camp sessions ages 5-7:
July 31-August 4*
*The Garden is closed the 1st Tuesday; the fee for this session
is $155/$145.
Camp sessions ages 7-9:
July 17-July 21
July 24-July 28
Camp sessions ages 10-11:
August 7-August 11
Perry Hall perry at berkeley.edu

Imagination Kids Summer Art Camp  for Ages 6-14
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Imagination Kids Summer Art Camp
For the 11th year, Imagination Kids will be offering small sized,
high quality art camps in a backyard studio setting.  Each theme-
based camp meets five days a week from 9am to 3pm and ends with a
reception/showing of work on Friday afternoon.
Schedule of Sessions & suggested ages:
1: 6/19-23     Famous Artists    8-14
2: 6/26-30     World Art         6-10
3: 7/24-28     Famous Artists    8-14
4: 7/31-8/4    World Art         8-14
5: 8/7-11      Famous Artists    6-10
Camps are held in Lucy's studio on Cornell just North of
Gilman in Berkeley.  The fee is $340. 
In Famous Artists sessions students will experiment with the
techniques and styles of several important artists. For example,
create colorful animal drawings in the style of Franz Marc and
sculptural reliefs inspired by Louise Nevelson.
In World Art sessions, students take a trip around the world as
we explore the cultures and crafts of many different countries.
For example, create ancient Mayan mosaic masks and paintings
inspired by Australian Aboriginal art.
Please don't hesitate to call or email for more information:
510-527-4777
Lucy Ames lucy_ames at yahoo.com

Living Language Creative Writing Camp for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Through arts,
crafts, cooking, outdoor activites and guest artists and
writers we will gain deeper connection to the language that
lives in each of us!  We will delve deeply into the works of
many wonderful authors and poets as we create and share our own
literary creations. Please visit us at
www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this unique and
empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise at hotmail.com

Mills College Summer Arts Program - Explore, Learn
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Summer Camp season is approaching fast!  Check out what the
Mills College Summer Arts Program has to offer: 
The Mills College Summer Arts Program is an arts-based day camp
on the beautiful Mills College campus in Oakland.  Our campers
are between the ages of 6 and 12.  We provide classes in the
mornings: art, music, dance, drama, computer-based art, and
swimming lessons.  The afternoons consist of activities: arts
and crafts, nature hikes, sports, games, science experiments,
and more.  If you would like more information, please contact
me or visit our website:
http://www.mills.edu/campus_life/athletics_and_recreation/summer
_arts_index.php
Camps foster independence, build self-esteem, and encourage
positive risk taking: all in a supportive and fun environment. 
To learn more about Summer Arts and the amazing environment
that we create, please contact me.
Have a great summer!
Megan athletics at mills.edu

Sarah's Science/ This Land is Your Land Day Camp
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This Land is Your Land Summer Day Camp blends the exciting hands-
on science and nature studies developed by Sarah Shaffer with
art, music, hiking, swimming and outdoor games.  The weird and
wonderful world of nature provides a great way to ''hook'' kids on
science.  Each week features a different theme, including ''Toy-
ology (the Science of Toys)'', ''Swashbuckling
Science'', ''Electrons on the Move!'', ''Furry Forest Friends''
and ''Potions and Herbology''.
Camp is for children ages 5 - 12.
Counselor In Training (CIT) Program for campers ages 11 - 15.
Camp Dates:
Weekly sessions from June 19 through September 1.
Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Extended care available 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Locations:
Roberts Regional Park in the Oakland Hills and
Tilden Park in Berkeley
For more information visit our website at www.sarahscience.com
or call (510) 581-3739.
Sarah Shaffer

Summer Art Camps at Cal!
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The ASUC Art Studio is offering summer art camps for kids 9-18!
To find out more call 510-643-CAMP or email scrainfo at berkeley.edu.
Sign up at www.oski.org
Photography: Ages 9-12 or 13-18
Learn to shoot and print your own black and white photographs. No
experience
necessary. Students will need to supply their own 35mm cameras,
preferably with
manual exposure controls.
Ceramics: Ages 9-12 or 13-19
Students will learn basic techniques for making kiln-fired ceramic
bowls, cups and
sculpture. Both hand building and the potter’s wheel will be taught.
Wear old
clothes-clay is messy!
Video: Ages 12-14 or 15-18
Hands-on introduction to digital video production. While serving as the
production
crew, the class will collaborate on a short video production during
scheduled class
time. Campers will get the opportunity to shoot video, record audio,
work with
lights, direct and edit. No experience is necessary.
erica terman

Summer Ceramics   (7-15 yrs.)
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SUMMER ART CAMP, now in its 10th year, is a half-day program for
kids who love to work with clay. In this supportive, small-group
setting kids learn different clay construction techniques and
make whimsical sculptures and functional pieces.
These one week sessions take place in the ceramics studio of
artist and art instructor Dianne Stockler (located near the
Julia Morgan Theater in Berkeley.) Dates this year are:
June 19-23 (8-13 yrs.)
June 26-June 30 (7-10 yrs.)
July 17-21 (11-15 yrs., make your own ceramic fountain)
July 31-August 4 (8-13 yrs.)
August 21-25 (8-13 yrs.).
Call for details and a brochure at (510) 849-3654.
Dianne Stockler d_stockler at yahoo.com

Summer Kodaly Music Camps for 5 to 10 year olds
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Jingle Jamboree Music is happy to announce 8 openings for the
upcoming Summer Kodaly Music Camps for elementary age children
5 to 10 years at 1607 Solano Avenue in Berkeley.  The camps
consist of two daily one-hour music lessons that feature intro.
& inter. levels of music reading & writing thru folk song
games; Spanish songs; folk & computer crafts; simple piano,
percussion & xylophone lessons; violin & piano performances by
guest children; two healthy snacks provided; lunch in the
nearby park with fun hour of recreational activities.  Camp
recommended for children who are interested in music, can have
focused fun while sitting for 15 minute intervals. Please email
me for more information.  My website will soon have all the
information posted on it.  I look forward to talking to you
about this amazing camp.  References available from enthused
parents from last year's camp.  Each camp is two weeks long
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Session I:  July 10-21 and Session II: 
August 7-18.  Each session is $500.  Call Jeff for more info at
(510) 334-8851.
Jeffrey Luna-Sparks jeff at jinglejamboree.com

March 4, 2006

Parent Reviews:
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Cal Soccer Camp v. FootFire for 6 year old?
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We are looking for a one-week camp program to fill a gap in our
son's summer camp schedule.  He loves sports, including
soccer.  Can anyone provide recommendations regarding either or
both the Soccer Camp run through UC Berkeley Cal Bears (not
Strawberry Canyon) and/or Footfire soccer camp?  Both sound
good, but the fact that Footfire goes most of the day with an
extended care option is a real plus. Thanks.
Curious Soccer Player Parent
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My son attended Footfire for three weeks last summer at the age
of almost 6 and loved it. It was his first experience with
soccer and he learned a lot that he applied playing on his first
team last fall. He'll be going back this summer.
I liked that it was very balanced gender-wise, that they have
arts and crafts projects, and that they use lots of teenage
CITs.
rachel
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My daughters loved Footfire Soccer Camp!  It took some coaxing from me
to talk them into trying it for a week last summer.  They had tried
the camps at Strawberry Canyon but for the most part had found them
exhausting and not that much fun.  They are both fairly athletic, but
had not been into team sports.  However, I'd heard good things about
Footfire, and we live just a few blocks away from Codornices Park, so
I really wanted them to give it a try.  I had a good talk with Carlos,
the coach, to find out if this would really work for girls who had ony
played some soccer in school but not on a team.  He assured me there
was a wide range of experience and my girls would be fine.  He was
right.  The following fall my oldest surprised me by signing up for
her middle school soccer team!  (My youngest, who was 9 at the time,
was also more eager to try new sports after this.)  So my kids are
clamoring to do it again this summer.  And let me tell you, half the
reason they want to do it again and came home happy every day was the
great food at the camp!  The catered lunch is incredible.  Whether
your kid is a Berkeley food snob or an ''I only eat white bread and
potato chips'' kid, they will be delighted by the delicious, healthy
food and snacks (if you have a junk food junkie, just don't tell them
about the ''healthy food'' part and prepare yourself to be amazed but
what they'll eat).  Kudos to the caterer, Carlos' wife, for her
inventive, tempting array of nourishment for growing, active bodies!
Natasha 

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Camp recommendation for active 9 yr old girl
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I need help finding a camp for my 9 yr old daughter. She's very
active, but not interested in team sports. She's gone to KCC
(Kensington Community Center Camp) which has a lot of fun and
interesting activities, but more often than not she didn't
participate. (The camp seemed to have some structure in place, but the
staff didn't seem skilled enough to encourage and entice all the kids
to participate. I know my child was a hard sell, but that was their
job.)  Rather than participate she'd find one or a few other children
to play with and they'd come up with their own games. That wouldn't be
all that bad except she was often attracted to kids I'd prefer her to
steer clear of, and the activities tended to be devious rather than
benign.  She loves acting, but claims to be too shy to do any sort of
theatre camp. If she could get past the shyness I think she'd have a
blast. Ultimatley, I'm looking for a camp that has a group of kids
assigned to a counselor and the group does activities together. I want
to avoid the free-for-all type of situations that come with
unstructured camp programs. Recommendations please?
annonymous
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My daughter LOVES Bay Area Shakespeare Camp - locations in
Berkeley & Oakland, and Sarah's Science. I would also recommend
the California Shakespeare Camp. T hey all heve Excellent
coulcelors (especially Sarah's Science - This Land is Your
Land -  they are the best!).
If your Daughter is into sports at all, the Cal Camps are very
good although if you need care from 3:00 to 5:00 it's pretty
boring for the kids in my experience, but the councelors are
very good. Avoid Monkey Business. It is a great camp but
doesn't sound like a good fit for your daughter - Mine didn't
care for how loose it was. Also, google Tom Lent Camp. It is a
web site that lists summer camps and gives a review of most.
Good Luck
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This camp should work great for an active kid of any age!  Our
8 year-old daughter has had an awesome summer camp experience
two years in a row at ADVENTURE DAY CAMP
http://www.adventuredaycamp.com
This is BY FAR her favorite camp.  We know older kids that also
say ''It rocks''.  They are placed in same sex, same age groups
of 10-12 with a counselor they stay with the whole time.  There
is lots of interaction between the groups as well. The
counselors are extremely well trained and the activities are
varied and fun.  They include: swimming, horseback riding,
canoeing and kayaking, hiking, sports, performance arts and a
talent show, carnival, and an optional overnight campout. 
They have 1, 2, and 3 week options.  One of the best things
about 3 weeks at the same camp is that kids get into the
routine and can feel comfortable.  By the way, we live in
Oakland, the camp is in Walnut Creek and we were worried about
the distance, but the bus ride is part of the “adventure” to
our daughter. 
Truly an unforgettable experience - this is the stuff childhood
memories are made of.  (Indicate on the application that you
heard about it through “Berkeley Parents Network”)
Linda 

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Camps in San Francisco
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We are moving to stay with family in SF for the summer during our
North Berkeley remodel and have 2 boys to occupy during that whole
time. My boys are 10 and 13, play soccer and chess, but also have a
wide variety of interests. Does anyone have any suggestions for camps
and/or volunteer opportunities in San Francisco/Daly City?
Judy 
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The SF SPCA has a camp that sounds great if your kids are into
animals.  Your child can learn about animal care, grooming,
training, etc. There is lots of hands on experience with the
animals at the shelter.  We have not been to this camp (we're
signing up for this summer) but it's so popular you have to
enter a lottery to get in.  Take a look at their website:
www.sfspca.org, click on Youth Programs.
Kim

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Late August Summer Day Camp
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My daughter's school doesn't start their Fall session until the
Wednesday following Labor Day.  Most Summer Camps end August
25.  Does anyone know of Summer Camp options that run that last
week of August (Aug 28 - Sept 1)?
Cathy
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THERE IS A CAMP IN OAKLAND, LOOK IN THEIR WEB PAGE
http://www.opjcs.org/site/opjcs/section.php?id=7469
GOOD LUCK!
ELENA

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Social Skills Summer Camps
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I am looking for a one/two week summer camp or program for my 7
year old son. He has been diagnosed with non-verbal learning
disabilities, primarily social skills deficit. He as ADHD as
well. If you know of or have experience with any East Bay
social skills or NLD programs, your input would be valued.
Previous posts mentioned the UC Berkeley program  at Strawberry
Canyon, but this camp is for 3rd graders and older.
Anne
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My son, who is now 11, attended Quest Therapeutic Services
summer day camp last year, and has continued in their once-
weekly afterschool program this year. He'll attend again this
summer.
The summer camp is in Alamo, which is a drag for working
parents this side of the tunnel, but I have to say it was
absolutely worth all of the driving and schedule juggling. We
have since found a family to carpool with (families come from
all over the Bay Area), and the afterschool program fortunately
has an Oakland site.
They require a minimum 3 week attendance, which is what we did.
It's quite expensive, and no financial aid (at least as of last
year), and the only way I was able to do it was with
significant help from my parents. But again, if it's at all
possible, it's worth every penny. My son absolutely blossomed
during his time there; the transformation was quite striking.
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about the camp.
My son also has social skills deficits, and suffers from
depression and some ADHD symptoms. There are children there
with a very wide range of issues/disabilities.
Emily

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My hand is waving in the air and I'm shouting pick me, pick me,
I know the answer to this one!! 
The very best and perfect place for him to go is Quest Camp. 
They are absolute specialists in ADHD and NLD and social
stuff.  Hang the cost and the commute - what he will learn will
give him such a solid foundation for the next school year too.
And he will have a blast too.  Plus you probably will be able
to car pool.  Go to www.questcamps.com to check it out.
Anon

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What do Thirteen Year Old Boys do in the Summer?
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I would recommend Strawberry Canyon.  They have a camp for
older kids, and they also have a counselor in training program
for kids who have finished 7th grade.  Also you can look on
http://www.bayareakidfun.com/index.html for other ideas.  There
are some cool camps in the city--one by the SPCA looks
particularly interesting, but i don't have any experience with
it.
have experienced many camps
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Last summer, I enrolled both my children in the YMCA Day Camps.
I would highly recommend these! they have different activities
& field trips each week It gives the kids opportunities to meet
new people in different environments,other than their friends
from school. I actually started off the summer just enrolling
my 9 yr. old son. However, my 13 yr. old daughter was so bored
for 3 weeks, that we ended up enrolling her in their teen camp;
she loved it! They took field trips all over the bay area and
had a couple of overnight trips to places like Santa Cruz,
where they did things such as, learn to surf & snorkel. she had
a ball! the camps are fairly inexpensive, for what you get.
Between $130 -250/ week.  And  you can go on a week to week
basis. It's not like you have to sign them up for the entire
summer!  We're definitely doing that again this summer.
sunkisst
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The Albany YMCA offers a counselor-in-training (CIT) program for
entering 7-10 grade
''teens.''  It is a program that provides training, supervision and
lots of ''on-site'' time
interacting w/ the younger kids in the YMCA camps.  It's not intended
to be an
extension of day camp for older kids, but if you're son has an interest
in working w/
kids, this is a great, quality program.  There are occasional full-days
for field trips, but
the CITs choose a morning or afternoon ''shift'' when they apply for
the program.   
paula 


Announcements
Berkeley Montessori's Digital Arts Summer Camp
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This announcement is for parents who are looking for a digital arts
summer camp for their kids or a fun camp that comes at the end of
summer.  Berkeley Montessori School (on University Ave.) is offering a
Digital Arts Camp for children ages 6-14 years old, August 14-25
(Mon.-Fri., 8:30am to 4pm, aftercare 4:00-6:00pm).  The camp will be
led by Berkeley Montessori School's Digital Arts & Technology Teacher,
Qadir McCray.  Children will have a chance to create imaginative works
using 3D modeling/ animation, movie editing, light and color design,
story boarding, creative writing, digital music production, and clay
modeling.  Other activities include cooking, storytelling, drawing and
field trips (e.g., Berkeley’s Iceland, Albany Bowl).  The cost is
$580 for both weeks.
My son attended the camp last summer and loved it.
For more information, contact Qadir at qadirmccray at comcast.net, Office
(510)
665-8800 ext. 158.
Christine Trost ctrost at berkeley.edu

Camps: A World Of Good!  Mills College Summer Arts
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As the director of the Mills College Summer Arts Program, I
have seen many times how transformative summer camps can be for
the children attending.  Camps foster independence, build self-
esteem, and encourage positive risk taking: all in a supportive
and fun environment.
There are many options for camps in the greater Bay Area, check
out the options that best suit your child. 
We offer the Mills College Summer Arts Program.  It is an arts-
based day camp on the beautiful Mills College campus in
Oakland.  We provide classes in the mornings: art, music,
dance, drama, computer-based art, and swimming lessons
depending on the age of your child.  The afternoons consist of
activities: arts and crafts, nature hikes, sports, games,
science experiments, and more.  If you would like more
information, please contact me or visit our website:
http://www.mills.edu/campus_life/athletics_and_recreation/summer
_arts_index.php
Have a great summer!
Megan 
 
GIRLS WHO FLY After School and Summer Camps
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GIRLS WHO FLY -After School and Summer Camps in Berkeley
AFTER SCHOOL aerial classes for girls ages 9-13. Hanging,
spinning, climbing, sitting and dancing on trapeze, hoops and
slings, this five week series focuses on fun, skill
development, social interaction, large movement activities, and
presentation. No experience required. Class size is limited.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS, 4:15-5:45 PM
* Series 1: March, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
* Series 2: May 10, 17, 24, 31 (4 week series)
SUMMER CAMPS
* June 19-23
* August 21-25
In these summer programs, girls 9-13, expand their horizons and
potential as they take to the air using low-flying trapezes,
hoops, slings ropes and bungees. The day consists of dance,
yoga, aerial dance, self defense, performance and more.
*Campers girls ages 9-13
*8:30 am-3:30pm M-F
*Optional Extended Care from 3:30-5:30 pm
Visit our website for fees, registration forms, brochures,
photos...all the details!!
www.movingout.org (go to classes section)
After school and Camps are held at STUDIO 12 in the Sawtooth
Building (across from Ha Ha This Away)and taught by Aerial
Dance Director Cherie Carson.
2525 Eighth Street
Berkeley, CA
Cherie Carson cac1000 at earthlink.net

Living Language Creative Writing Camp for Girls
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Join us this summer at Living Language Creative Writing Camp
for Girls as we spend eight fun filled days exploring the
wonders of language and the world around us! Through arts,
crafts, cooking, outdoor activites, and guest artists and
writers we will gain deeper connection to the language that
lives in each of us!  We will delve deeply into the works of
many wonderful authors and poets as we create and share our own
literary creations. Please visit us at
www.livinglanguagecamp.com to learn more about this unique and
empowering camp.
Session 1 Girls 9-11 runs July 10th -19th
Session 2 Girls 12-14 runs July 24th – Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise at hotmail.com


Martial Arts Kids Camp - SPRING & SUMMER 2006
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Our camps are packed with fun, focused activies and infused
with the spirit of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen - a rare
Indonesian martial art offering effective self-defense and the
creative movement of the animals.  After check-in and daily
gatong-rajong -- the concept of ''share and share alike'' - -
each morning will start with a vigorous martial arts class
followed by a short lunch/game break. Afternoons will be filled
with scheduled outings and Indonesian craft and cooking classes.
The staff at Studio Naga teaches at their beautiful North
Oakland academy as well as at several local elementary schools
including Chabot, Montclair, Thornhill and Joaquin Miller.
A well-stocked children's library is available for quiet
reading and during lunch breaks.
Spring Forward - Power & Play Day Camp:  April 10-14
Tulen Kids International - The Future! Overnight Camp: June 26-
30
Power & Play Day Camp Session #1: July 3-7
Power &a mp; Play Day Camp Session #2: July 10-14
Please call Studio Naga for more information and to register
Studio Naga
510.652.6242
www.StudioNaga.com
studionaga at yahoo.com


Monkey Business Camp--Summer Camp starts June 12*
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In our 8th year!
Monkey Business Camp takes place in the beautiful outdoors at
Berkeley’s Tilden Park  and Oakland’s Roberts Park.  We have
created action packed days with an array of activities guaranteed
to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  This summer’s themes
are listed below!  Some highlights, no matter what the theme:
Wacky Hair Day, Monkey Ball, Ice-Cream Making, the Scream Game,
Hiking, Carnival Days, Swim Days, Morning Tea...
*Campers ages 5-10
*Youth Leaders ages 11-15
*8:30 am-3:30pm M-F
*Optional Extended Care from 8:00-8:30 am and 3:30-6:00 pm
2 Locations:
*Berkeley' s Tilden Park
--June 12-16-Pirates
--June 19-23-Magical Mystery Tour
--July 5-14-Carpentry
--July 17-28- Drama/Performing Arts
--July 31-August 11--Mad Science
--August 14-25- Drama/Performing Arts
--August 28-September 1- Magical Mystery Tour
*Oakland's Roberts Park
--June 19-23-Pirates
--July 5-14-Mad Science
--July 17-28- Drama/Performing Arts
--July 31-August 11-Magical Mystery Tour
--August 14-25-Drama/Performing Arts
Visit our website for fees, registration forms, FAQs, photos,
maps...all the details!!
www.monkeybusinesscamp.com
510.540.6025
Monkey Business Camp monkeybusinesscamp at hotmail.com


Music Camps at Crowden
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Looking for a summer music camp for your child? The Crowden
Center for Music in the Community offers a variety of classes
and day camps for all ages, including programs in chamber
music, instrumental discovery, opera production, private
lessons, string ensembles, Suzuki violin and Farallon Brass
camp. Specific programs include:
- Scrape, Squawk & Bang, ages 5-11, June 19-23
- Summer Music & Opera, ages 8-13, June 26-July 14
- Summer Music Berkeley, ages 7-18, July 17-28
- Farallon Brass Camp, ages 10-18, August 7-18
- Weekly classes & lessons, all ages
Cost varies by program. Need-based financial assistance is
available. Extended care is available until 6:00 p.m. for all
camps, pending sufficient enrollment. For more information,
please visit our web site, www.crowden.org, call 510-559-2941,
or email ccmc at crowden.org.
Marion Atherton

North Gait Equestrian Center-Walnut Creek-Camps
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We are offering summer camps starting June 19, 2006. Each camps
runs one week.  Ages 7 and up.  Camps will be small 8 to 10
children.  Horsemanship will be taught and maximum amount of
time on horseback. Young teens will have a great time too! 
Boys and girls welcome.  Visit www.northgait.com for details! 
We also offer riding lessons and birthday parties.
Jill Henderson northgait at sbcglobal.net

Orinda Academy Summer Session 2006
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Orinda Academy is offering two 17 day summer sessions in the following
subjects:
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, United States History,
Spanish 1, SAT Prep,
Basic Skills Review, and English for all grades. Please go to
orindaacademy.org to
download registration form.
Classes will meet from 9-1. Seesion 1: 6/19-7/11   Session 2: 7/13-8/4
Paul Greenwood admission at orindaacademy.org


Sierra Friends Camp
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Announcing
Sierra Friends Camp
July 1 - 15 & July 16 - July 30, 2006
The Sierra Friends Camp offers children age s 9 - 14 a memorable
camping experience rooted in Quaker values of compassion for
oneself, others, and the natural world.  While living at camp,
campers and staff will create a vibrant community of friends
and take part in arts and drama activities, non-competitive
sports and games, daily chores, sharing music, stories and
reflection around the campfire, and swimming in our pond and
the nearby Yuba River. Campers will also embark on two- to
three-night age-appropriate hiking and camping trips that will
inspire self-confidence through physical challenge,
appreciation of nature, and skills in camping and teamwork.
Campers can choose between two- and four-week sessions. For
more information see www.sierrafriendscenter.org/camp
http://www.sierrafriendscenter.org/camp  or by calling 530-
273-3183.
Patricia Cogley

SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS AT CITY CAMP!
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SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS APRIL 10-14, 17-21 at City Camp - named
''Favorite Day Camp'' by Bay Area Parent Magazine! Registration is now
open for City Camp 2006 Spring Break sessions in Berkeley and Summer
sessions in Berkeley and San Francisco.  Please visit www.citycamp.net
for all City Camp information and instant online registration.
Tim Alley info at citycamp.net

Spring Lego™ Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies
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New Spring Break Camps at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
2640 College Ave., Berkeley
April 10-14
Engineering FUNdamentals (Grades 1-5)
Monday - Friday 1:30-5pm
Tuition: $195
April 17-21
Engineering FUNdamentals (Grades 1-5)
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tuition: $195
Play-Well TEKnologies instructors use Lego™ bricks and other
building materials to teach basic principles of engineering,
physics and architecture to children.
For registration or information see www.juliamorgan.org
or call 510-845-8542 ext. 301
Marilyn Stanley

Strings at Albany Rec's Summer Music Camps
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Beginning and Intermediate String Classes and Advanced String
Orchestra will be offered this summer beginning the third week
in June at Albany High School's Little Theater.  Classes are 50
minutes each and run M-F for four weeks.  Beginning Strings is
for children ages 8-12 (approx.) who have never before p layed
violin, viola or cello and who wish to learn how.  Intermediate
Strings is for children who have been studying about one year
and who would benefit from having an opportunity to practice
and fine-tune technical, music reading and ensemble skills. 
Advanced String Orchestra is for children who have been playing
a bowed stringed instrument at least two years, can play in C,
G, D and A Major; knowledge of positions/vibrato rather helpful
in general, and necessary for first violin.  We may be playing
Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov.  For registration forms
please contact the Albany Recreation Department.  For more
detailed information please e-mail instructor.
Dennie Mehocich dmehocich at sbcglobal.net

Summer 2006 Global Youth Village (13-18 year olds)
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Legacy International’s Global Youth Village in Bedford, VA has limited
openings for 13 – 18 year olds.
- Make close, lasting friendships with peers from around the world
- Discover how to make a real difference locally and globally
- Gain skills in cross-cultural relations and conflict resolution
- Enjoy issue-oriented workshops, cultural events, community service
trips, arts, sports and more!
2006 Program Dates: July 16 – August 5
http://www.globalyouthvillage.org
For information contact Mary Helmig at youthvillage at legacyintl.org
Abby Friedman abbyfriedman at yahoo.com

Summer Baseball Camp
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Attention parents of baseball lovers!  Announcing a new camp
opti on for boys and girls ages 7-12 coming this summer.  East
Bay BALL Summer Camp is a full-day camp founded by Oakland
parents to provide continued access to the game of baseball
after the conclusion of the spring Little League season.  Five
one-week sessions are scheduled from June 26-July 28. Camp will
take place at the Caldecott baseball facilities near the Tunnel
Road exit off Hwy 24.  For more info, and to download a
registration form, go to www.summerballcamp.com.  Space is
limited, so enroll early! Questions?  Email us at
contact at summerballcamp.com. 
Deborah Bonzell

Super Summer Enrichment Camp (5-10 yr. olds)
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Two experienced educational forces, Classroom Matters and Symba
EdVentures, combine this summer to bring your family high
quality activities and adventures. We offer multicultural,
enriching experiences for children to build and grow on. Super
Summer is unique: families can design their own program based
upon your interests and needs. Come for the morning, afternoon
or the whole day. Weekly themes in the afternoon and daily
morning activities ensure that whenever you come, your child
will be immersed in a stimulating environment! Mornings:
activities like gardening, bookmaking, cooking, games, and fine
arts reinforce academic skills (biology, chemistry, math and
writing). Afternoons: weekly thematic activities include
multicultural arts and crafts, challenging games, music,
movement, creative inventions, drama, storytelling and more. 7
weeks of programs at a reasonable, flexible rate. Our location
(2436 Sacramento St., Berkeley) has beautiful indoor and
outdoor facilities! To see a calendar, instructors, general
info, and to register online visit
http://www.classroommatters.com/program/supersummer.htm or call
us: Classroom Matters 510-540-8646.
Classroom Matters

Therapies for Autistic & Developmentally Delayed
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Camp Camelot – Alternative Therapies for Unique People
At Camp Camelot we believe that a disability is only one aspect
of an indiv idual and does not define who they are or what
unique capabilities they can share with us.  Camp Camelot is a
non-profit organization dedicated to providing autistic and
developmentally delayed individuals with a safe, nurturing
environment that facilitates each person’s individual learning
style and emotional development. We use innovative programs
that combine traditional Applied Behavioral Analysis, Sensory
Motor Processing and Body Centered therapies.  Our therapeutic
approach includes Cranial Sacral Therapy, Brain Gym, and Neuro-
Release Technique, all which positively influence the nervous
system, along with art, music and creative play.
We are now taking applications for our summer program offered
during the months of June, July and August of this year.  This
is a two day a week program for 4 hours per day. Enrollment in
this exciting East Bay program is limited.  Please contact us
at: Camelot4all at yahoo.com, 510-329-3473.
Larry Galyardt camelot4all at yahoo.com


Windrush School - Summer Adventures
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11. Our camp is a
wonderful extension of Windrush School.  This art-based program is
designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool staff, and offers an
intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects, exciting
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new
thematic focus each week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips
around the Bay Area and special group events, such as kid-run
carnivals and refrigerator box construction projects.  All sessions
are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum children to teacher
ratio of 12:1.
 
Fees are from $225 to $260 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director Cberger at windrush.org

February 2006

Parent Reviews
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Have you heard of Camp Galileo?
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I have heard great things about Camp Galileo - a fun science based
summer camp for kids - in Palo Alto.  I've heard they plan to start a
Camp at Prospect Sierra school in El Cerrito and one in Rockridge this
summer and I was wondering if anyone knows about this, or if anyone
else has any comments about the camp.
Thank you.
Kate
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Camp Galileo will i ndeed be held at Prospect Sierra School this
summer.  There are five 1-week sessions from 6/26-7/28.  For more
information about locations, sessions, and details, go to their
website,
www.campgalileo.com.
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I have signed our kids up for Camp Galileo after hearing rave
reviews from my friends on the Peninsula. They've all been
telling me about this great camp that combines science, art and
outdoors and I was excited it was being offered here in East
Bay for the first time...in my contact with the office, I've
been impressed with their organization and responsiveness.
Consistent with what I've heard from other parents about the
counselors.
Christine

Announcements
CAL SHAKES SUMMER THEATER CAMP!!
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Perform it. Then see it... Introduce your child to the magic of
theater and Shakespeare! This year, campers will rehearse and
perform plays taken straight from the Cal Shakes stage: The
Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, and As You Like
It. Then they can see the sh ows for free with a complimentary
ticket to every production in our 2006 main-stage season! 
 
5-Week Camp (for ages 8At the Bentley School in Lafayette
June 26Mon$1100
A typical day begins with theater classes such as acting,
improvisation, stage combat, voice, text, movement for actors,
and dialects. Afternoons are spent rehearsing for a full
production that occurs at the end of the five weeks. Acceptance
based on interview.
2-Week Camp (for ages 8
18)
At Fairmont Elementary School in El Cerrito
July 31Mon$425
A condensed version of the 5-Week Camp, the 2-Week Camp offers
morning classes and afternoon rehearsals for an end-of-session
performance. Acceptance based on interview.
 
Bronwyn Eisenberg calshakes123 at yahoo.com

Camp Kee Tov - Have You Got That Ruach?
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Camp Kee Tov is celebrating its 40th summer this year with
another action packed and nature-filled calendar. We are an
''imagination-oriented'' Jewish summer day camp, spending much of
our time in the beautiful Tilden Park in Berkeley. Our camp is
for everyone - grades K-10 and all backgrounds. Kee Tov is based
on ''Ruach'' - the energetic spirit that our campers and
counselors share. Each summer we sing songs, play games,
overnight in the parks, swim, hike, play sports, perform skits
and plays, enjoy imaginative theme days, and have fun together.
This year, we have a beautiful new home in Berkeley and a new
program for 9th and 10th graders. This is one of the most
wonderful camps in the area, with a strong reputation and a
caring staff with outstanding camper-counselor ratios. This kind
of positivity and excitement is a rare experience for kids!
Camp Kee Tov has a before and after-camp care, a scholarship
fund, and a wide variety of programs.
info at campkeetov.org | 510-848-2372 | www.campkeetov.org

CREATIVE STRINGS SUMMER CAMP
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2006 sessions!          Music and Art!
Session 1  July 17-21  Kids ages 8-12
Session 2  July 24-28   Teens ages 12 and up
String players learn many alternative styles of music in a nurturing
and
fun environment.   Students play in ensembles coached by award
winning original member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, founder of
the Real Vocal String Quartet,  and
experienced teacher, Irene Sazer.  Multi media performance.
510-548-3738
director at stringimprovisation.org     www.stringimprovisation.org
Director

Crucible Youth Programs
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Youth Program Mission Statement
 
The Crucible Youth Program exposes youth of diverse backgrounds to the
fine and industrial arts through intensive multidisciplinary subject
areas. The Crucible offers engaging art programs, such as classes,
field trips and workshops. We are dedicated to promoting healthy youth
development, strengthening youth competencies in leadership and skill
building.
SPRING BREAK CAMP
Spring break classes are here! For young,
creative artists, we offer four exciting days to
have fun and learn new skills in blacksmithing
and jewelry making. Bring home a candleholder
or a custom designed piece of jewelry.
SUMMER CAMP
We’re excited to offer two summer camps this
year. During our Fire Arts Festival in July we’ll
be offering a wide variety of two-day “tasters”
to youth of all ages. I n August we’ll be offering
more intensive five-day classes. From jewelry
making to welding to building your own rocket
car, check out the extraordinary educational
opportunities.
For more information, please see www.thecrucible.org or call
510-444-0919.
Registration begins February 15, 2006.
youth at thecrucible.org

Danceversity World Dance Camp
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When: August 7-11, 14-18, 21-25
Where: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
Ages: 7-16
Three week-long sessions held Mon through Fri 9am to 4pm. The
students will receive instruction in a variety of world dance
forms, including Flamenco, Caribbean, Hawaiian, Middle-Eastern,
Indian, and more. Our goal is to give young people a greater
understanding of the diversity expressed through dance around
the world and the cu ltural context in which the dance is
experienced.  For more info go to www.danceversity.com
Hannah Romanowsky hannahdancer at sbcglobal.net

Summer Oceanography Adventure for High School
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The Summer Oceanography Adventure (SOA) is a marine lab and
sailtraining experience-for high school students in the Bay
Area. The program is built for students to explore new ways of
learning, to develop personal responsibility and to value
teamwork. Students completing the course will receive three
units of credit from San Francisco State University.
The course focuses on the environment and science of the San
Francisco Bay and allows students to do primary research on this
habitat.  It is challenging -- academically, emotionally and
physically – but in meeting those challenges, students will
build their scientific knowledge as well as their confidence and
leadership skills.
The course has three phases:
•July 10-16, 2006: Land based instruction at the Romberg Tiburon
Center
•July 17-26, 2006: A voyage aboard the schooner Seaward. 
Students will learn to operate the vessel, both its research
equipment and its sails.
•July 27-28, 2006: Land based reporting on findings.
SOA is available to high school students having finished 10th,
11th or 12th grade.  For more information, visit our website,
www.tallshipacademy.org or call 415-405-3703
Nettie Kelly nkelly23 at sfsu.edu

Windrush School - Summer Adventures
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Windrush School
Summer Adventures Program
June 26 through August 18, 2006.
 
Open to children entering grade one up to age 11.
Our camp is a wonderful extension of Windrush School.
This art-based program is designed and run by the Windrush Afterschool
staff, and
offers an intimate camp experience, engaging ''hands-on'' projects,
exciting
recreational activities emphasizing cooperative play, and a new
thematic focus each
week. The sessions are highlighted by field trips around the Bay Area
and special
group events, such as kid-run carnivals and refrigerator box
construction projects.
All sessions are staffed by experienced teachers with a maximum
children to
teacher ratio of 12:1.
 
Fees are from $225 to $2 60 a week
See our website www.windrush.org
or call 510-970-7980 ext 243 for more information.
Clarence Berger Greer, Summer Camp Director Cberger at windrush.org

Young Actors Summer Camp Now Registering! Limited.
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YATC (www.youngactorstheatrecamp.com) is now registering for
our Summer Session, August 14-19. For ages 10-18, YATC is
designed to help each student develop and discover their
talents in the performing arts.
Call (925)858-3548  for info or visit the website.
Shawn Ryan

Camp Galileo Parent Open House on March 6
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Come and learn about this great summer camp coming to the East
Bay at 3 locations (El Cerrito/North Berkely, Rockridge, and
Lafayette) There will be an informational open house for
parents on Monday, March 6, from 7 – 8pm at Prospect Sierra
School's Tapscott Campus.  This meeting will be held in the
Music Room at Tapscott. Look for signs! Please join us to learn
more about the program.
Voted “Best Camp for Kids” in Bay Area Parent and “Best of the
Bay” in San Francisco Magazine, Camp Galileo combines art,
science, and outdoor programming with fun camp traditions to
create a summer day camp experience kids love. Serving over
5,000 families in the Bay Area last year, Camp Galileo is
delivered by a highly talented staff, with curriculum developed
i n partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation and Klutz. To
learn more call 1-800-854-3684 or visit www.campgalileo.com.
tajalli at galileoed.com


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