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These are classes that were announced in the Parents of Teens newsletters beginning March 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 - Kids

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


July 2, 2006

InterPlay Improv Camp
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InterPlay Youth Arts Camp
 with  Masankho Banda

 Monday-Friday · 9 am-3 pm · Jul 31-Aug 4, performance
Friday evening 7-8:30 pm
Begins July 31

Interested in performing but hate to practice? Maybe you are
an improviser! Learn to InterPlay from a national InterPlay
youth leader. Discover the joy of creating a show that
includes all the arts. Learn how to shift from judging to
noticing. Free up ways to make the world more fun for
everyone with themes like diversity, peace, leadership, and
community building. You can take what you learn back to your
friends, school, and community. No prior experience
required, only a willingness to play and have fun! Camp for
ages 12-16, and internships for ages 15-18. Masankho travels
the world leading youth and adults to experience peace
through the arts. He was awarded an »Unsung Hero of Peace«
award by the Dalai Lama and is a member of WING IT!
Performance Ensemble. Masankho will share the leadership
with Gretchen Wegener.

Venue:
 InterPlayce
2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.)
Oakland,  CA 94612

www.interplay.org

InterPlayce is the center of the InterPlay universe. The
offices for Body Wisdom, Inc. are also located here. The
building is at the corner of 23rd and Telegraph, one block
north of West Grand. It is just a few blocks from the 19th
Street Downtown Oakland BART station, and on several
convenient bus lines. On-street parking is always available
at night and metered during the day. It is also easily
accessible by several of the major freeways. Click here for
a map.

Cost: $275 tuition (some scholarships provided)

To Register: Call 510/465-2797

see interplay.org
cynthia[AT]interplay.org


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


June 23, 2006

Scholarships are available for the Independent Institute's
''Liberty, Economy & Society'' Summer Seminars for students,
to be held June 26-30 and August 7–11:
http://www.independent.org/students/seminars

This Seminar program is specifically designed to teach high
school and college students the economic and ethical
principles of free economies and free societies, and how to
understand the public issues they will face throughout their
lives. Each Seminar includes informative and stimulating
lectures, discussions, and special video features in history
and current affairs.

Led by economist and historian Brian Gothberg, the faculty
also includes:

James C. W. Ahiakpor (California State U., East Bay)
Benjamin Powell (San Jose State U.)
Fred E. Foldvary(Santa Clara U.)
Edward Stringham (San Jose State U.)
Carl Close (Independent Institute).

With the Seminar's small-class format, space is limited--so
prompt registration is recommended. For more information,
please visit http://www.independent.org/students/seminars or
see additional details about the Summer Seminar below.

TIME:
Session A: June 26-30, or
Session B: August 7-11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

COST:
$195, includes all course materials (scholarships are also
available)

RESERVATIONS:
Ms. Nichelle Beardsley
510-632-1366 x118
nbeardsley[AT]independent.org

LOCATION:
The Independent Institute
100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621-1428
David Theroux dtheroux[AT]independent.org

Summer Intensive in Math, Writing, and Study Skills
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In Learing Curve's summer intensive, students work with
educational therapists developing learning power and
building new confidence in math, writing, and study skills.
Working in small groups, students learn effective strategies
for managing time, approaching writing assignments, and
understanding basic math in a way that makes sense to them.

Classes are taught by experienced educational therapists and
will meet five days a week from 9 AM to 12PM, with a
mid-morning break for snacks. Group size is limited to four
students.

Dates: August 7-18
Time:     9am -12pm
Place: 1056 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94707
Cost:     $750 (financial aid is available)

Enrollment is limited, and applications are considered in
order of receipt. A deposit of $250 is required upon
acceptance with the balance due August 1st. Admission forms
can be downloaded from: homepage.mac.com/learning_curve.

Questions? Phone us at 510 548-7520 or 510 499-0994
Jamie keller jamiekeller[AT]lmi.net

Summer Music Lessons - All Ages
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Private Piano, Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, and Sax Lessons.
I am now registering new students for the summer.
Brand-new students are welcome! I offer music
lessons for children and adults. I have over 25 years of
professional experience, working with many of the local
music camps, and with local schools. I am conveniently
located near North Berkeley BART and 1/2 block from
Jefferson School. I have raised 2 children of my own. I
am versatile enough to design a custom approach for
each student. What makes me different from other
teachers is that I have extensive experience in many
diverse fields of music - classical, jazz, rock, pop, etc. -
as a result of a professional music career working with
performers and publishers in every style imaginable.
Call or email for my free report, ''5 Ways to Get the Most
Out of Muslc Lessons.'' If you would like more
information on my teaching methods, or to see
student/parent testimonials, please view my website
at:www.mansfieldmusic.com, or e-mail - or call
510-524-2055
Ernie Mansfield ernie[AT]mansfieldmusic.com

YMTC MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
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YOUTH MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Monday – Thursday, August 7 – 10, 9:00 – 3:00
Friday, August 11, by appointment

Open to students in grades 7 – 12
No auditions necessary

In this singing/acting intensive workshop, participants
will have the opportunity to work on solo performance
pieces suitable for auditions.  Attention will be given to
vocal and performance techniques for each performer.  The
workshop will end with a mock audition session, attended by
local, professional Bay Area directors, who will give
written feedback to the participants.

·    Workshops led by singer/actor/director: JENNIFER
BOESING
·    Piano accompaniment by music director/performer:
DAVE MALLOY
·    Tuition: $250; tuition assistance available
·    Workshop held at 820 Arlington Avenue, Berkeley

Registration Information:

Call 510-595-5514 or e-mail info[AT]ymtcberkeley.org
to reserve a space in the workshop and request registration
form
Pam Crane

Young Actors' Theatre Camp with Intensive Training
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www.youngactorstheatrecamp.com

Students ages 10-18 can now be registered for the Young
Actors Theatre Camp, an over night intensive theatre
training congress held at Camp Jones Gulch in Santa Cruz.
(925)858-3548 or visit the website to see a full demo of
the experience. You'll recognize Prog. Dir. Shawn Ryan
from NBC's upcoming ''america's got talent''
Young Actors Theatre Camp

YPI SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS IN SF AND MARIN
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San Francisco Rock Camp
August 7-13, 1-5 pm
$425

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

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

FOUR OPENINGS LEFT:  Staffed by legendary Bay Area jazz musicians and a
cappella vocalists.  Offering jazz and pop band, 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 at the acoustically marvelous St Stephen's Church in Belvedere.  To
schedule a placement audition please call Leela Pratt at 415 420 2960
Leela Pratt ypimusic[AT]yahoo.com


Just 1 Teen spot left at Cal Shakes Theater Camp!
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Last minute: We have just 1 TEEN spot 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 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

June 16, 2006

Summer Teen (7th - 10th grade) Leadership Programs at CAL
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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, geocashing, 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: scra[AT]berkeley.edu or
call 510-643-2267
Jennifer Selke jenn8[AT]uclink.berkeley.edu

YMTC MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
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YOUTH MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Monday – Thursday, August 7 – 10, 9:00 – 3:00
Friday, August 11, by appointment

Open to students in grades 7 – 12
No auditions necessary
Applications accepted on first come/first serve basis

In this singing/acting intensive workshop, participants
will have the opportunity to work on solo performance
pieces suitable for auditions.  Attention will be given to
vocal and performance techniques for each performer.  The
workshop will end with a mock audition session, attended by
local, professional Bay Area directors, who will give
written feedback to the participants.

·    Workshops led by singer/actor/director: JENNIFER
BOESING
·    Piano accompaniment by music director/performer:
DAVE MALLOY
·    Tuition: $250; tuition assistance available
·    Workshop held at 820 Arlington Avenue, Berkeley

Registration Information:

·    Call 510-595-5514 or e-mail info[AT]ymtcberkeley.org
to reserve a space in the workshop and request registration
form
Pam Crane

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. Visit our website and sign up
to receive early registration information!
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

June 9, 2006


Summer filmmaking for individuals and small groups
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We still need a few more students interested in working on video/film
projects over the Summer. We're happy to cater programs to indivdual
needs... learn about technical camera operation, beginning or advanced
editing, DVD creation, lighting...

The studio will be available for private/group projects in the afternoons and
weekends. Our 4-week documentary workshop takes place in the mornings.

On a personal note, I spend all year making films with teens at Albany High
School (I run the film and broadcast program), so I don't need West Side
FIlmworks to succeed. I want it to succeed because the location, the
neighbors, and our suite create an environment in which I am really excited
and inspired to work. I don't want to lose this space...

$75/hr one-on-one, $100/group/hr up to four students

Thanks for your support...

~Jeff Castle

_________________________
West Side Filmworks, LLC
2600 Tenth St., Suite 618
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-484-6979
http://www.WestSideFilm.com
http://www.AHSVideoPro.com
jeff[AT]westsidefilm.com


June 2, 2006

For Future Sound Makers
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Perhaps your teen could turn hours of headphone time into new skills and 
creativity?  Berkeley 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).  We'll explore digital audio as an 
introduction to the professional world of recording and sound design-- 
imagine making remixes, mashups, radio commercials or experimental 
sound.
Summer sessions last 2 weeks. Session 1 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 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
Greg Paxton gpaxton[AT]mac.com



May 26, 2006

Digital Audio Recording Workshop for Teens
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     Is your teen into computers, animation, video, or music?  The Berkeley
Mixlab is a program that gets kids into the digital audio world.  Youth
entering 7-10th grades get to try out things like making music from
synthesized sounds and loops, making remixes, making sound effects for
commercials, or making a podcast.  They can record tracks of guitars, bass,
percussion and vocals for making a CD quality mixdown.  The program is
best for kids who would love to work on creative projects that build skills, as
well as making work of their own.
    The teachers are experienced multimedia teachers who love having fun
while working-- this isn't a ''tech camp,'' but uses computers as an entry to
the creative professional world.
http://mixberkeley.com/
Greg Paxton gpaxton[AT]mac.com

LeapFrog is looking for 6th - 8th grade students
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Leapfrog is looking for students entering 6th - 8th grade
in Fall 2006.

Receive a $5 retail gift card (per child in the 6th - 8th
grade range) when you sign your child(ren) up to test new
products at the LeapFrog Lab!

• Each time your child participates in a session he/she
receives a retail
gift card for $15
• Sessions are held Tuesday-Friday between 1:00pm - 5:00pm
for 30 minutes
• Labs are located in our Emeryville headquarters

To sign up, email leapfroglab[AT]leapfrog.com with the
following information:
Child(ren)Name(s):
Age(s):
Grade(s):
Parent Name:
Phone Number:
Address:
Email address:
In your email include reference code ''BPFROGZONE''

By registering, you enter our database of eligible
families. From time to time, you will receive an email
inviting your child to participate in an upcoming testing
program. You are free to accept or decline any invitation,
or remove yourself from the database at any time.

Eligibility. Parent/Guardian represents that neither he/she
nor any member of his/her immediate family is an employee
of, or otherwise related to, any toy manufacturer,
distributor, or retailer, any company in the news media
industry, including television, radio, print, and online
news media companies, or any marketing or advertising
company. If selected for this product-testing program,
Parent/Guardian must accompany child and provide
transportation to and from LeapFrog facilities in
Emeryville, CA.
leapfroglab[AT]leapfrog.com

YMCA International Event - World Camp
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Hi everyone.  I wanted to let you know about a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity for your teen.  YMCA World camp is
actually being held in the Bay Area this year.  This is a
sleep-away camp experience for teens from around the
world.  A great chance for your teen to experience an
international community.  The camp is from July 30th-August
5th.  Interested?  Call or email Patrick Montgomery, the
Teen Coordinator at the Berkeley YMCA.  He can get you the
information about this or other YMCA teen programs.  You
can reach him at 665-3234 or pmontgomery[AT]baymca.org
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner[AT]baymca.org

YPI SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS IN SF AND MARIN
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YPI Summer Music Camps

Young Performers International Summer Music Camps
Directed by Leela Pratt

San Francisco Rock Camp
August 7-13, 1-5 pm
$425

This camp is 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 Cafe du Nord or 12 Galaxies.
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 session

This camp is for teen musician 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 at
acoustically marvelous St Stephen's Church in Belvedere.  To schedule a
placement audition please call Leela Pratt at
415 420 2960
Leela Pratt ypimusic[AT]yahoo.com



May 19, 2006


Girls Inc. of the Island City Teen Summer Camp
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Girls Inc. of the Island City
Teen Summer Program

Body, Mind, and Spirit-Teen Health
June 26 - 30, 2006      12:30 - 5:30pm
Explore body, mind, and spirit through art, dance, poetry,
and journal writing. Take a quiz to find out your
personality type, define health from a holistic
standpoint, and talk about how to have healthy
relationships with family, friends, and significant others.
Field trips: Alameda Beach and Alameda Beauty College
Cost: $30

Your Future Belongs to YOU!
July 24 - 28, 2006              12:30 - 5:30pm
Want to land the perfect job? What about choosing the
college that's right for you?  Explore your future career
and college options. Learn the skills to be successful,
find a great job, and excel in the workplace.  Take a
career assessment test, set goals, and search for colleges
that are right for you! The sky is the limit!
Field trip: Mills College and One-Stop Career Center
Cost: $30.
Registration deadline is June 15th. Please contact Gina at
teenprogram[AT]girlsincislandcity.org or (510) 521-1743 to
register!
www.girlsincislandcity.org
teenprogram[AT]girlsincislandcity.org


LEARN ABOUT SPAIN HOST A STUDENT
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I am looking for 3 more families to host an exchange
student from Spain. They will arrive on June 27, 2006 and
depart on July 25, 2006. My progam was full but I had 3
families in the last two days that had to cancel due to
illness in the family and a change of family plans. This
has left me with 3 students in need of a home. In total
there are 40 students coming this summer to participate in
this program. The students will paticipaate in 3
excursions each week such as Great America, Alcatraz,
Oakland A's Game, Soccer Match, etc. All of the excursions
for the Spanish students are paid for by the program as
well as all of their ground transportation to and from the
excursions. Host family members are welcome to join us on
any of the excursions at the discounted rate we get for
the students. The students come with full insurance and
their own spending money. Host families are asked to
provide the student with his/her own bed and their meals.
Please contact Jan Garcia at garciapuccini[AT]aol.com if you
would like more information or would like to paticipate in
this tremendous cultural experience!
Jan Garcia garciapuccini[AT]aol.com

Living Language Camp - Creative Writing 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. 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

New Teen Backpacking-Adventure Program in Bay Area
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Camp Kee Tov, a Berkeley institution since 1967 is rolling
out a brand new summer program for teens currently enrolled
in 8th and 9th grades. Called Ha-Olam (Hebrew for “The
World”), this new program is an amazing new opportunity for
camping adventure in California. Teens will be grouped into
teams of 11 youth and 2 staff who will take off in vans for
2 week adventures around California.

Our trip, ''California Coastline'' (July 10 - July 21), goes
down south to Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, and the Channel
Islands for surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching,
and backpacking.

We camp every night in Ha-Olam. Campers will have an amazing
experience bringing together the challenges and reward of a
close-knit group, camping and team dynamics, physical and
emotional challenges. We encourage growth as individuals and
as a group through interaction and exploration in nature and
culture.

Check out the schedule for our adventure (below) and think
about adding a Ha-Olam adventure to your summer.

Applications are available online (www.campkeetov.org) or by
request. If you have ANY questions about Ha-Olam, pricing,
other programs [AT] Kee Tov, or working at Kee Tov, don’t
hesitate to call or email us.

California Coastline : http://www.campkeetov.org/HaOlamS1.pdf

Camp Kee Tov
510-848-2372
info[AT]campkeetov.org.
1301 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Adam Schwartz adam[AT]campkeetov.org


Teen Choreography Workshop
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TEEN CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Ages: 12-16
Location: Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dates: July 31 -August 4
This class is designed for experienced dancers as well as
those new to dance. Teens ages 12-16 explore and expand
their dance making skills. Dancers will make and
manipulate phrases using spoken or written word as
inspiration.
Call Luna Kids Dance 510-644-3629
kids[AT]lunakidsdance.com



May 12, 2006

The 55th Street Shadow Puppet Camp  (11-17yrs.)
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55th Street Shadow Puppet Camp
Sun. June 25th - Sat. July 1st
9am-4pm (extended care available)

Looking for classically trained musicians, musicians, and
creative students ages 11-17.

Emma Spertus and Mary Dougherty of Quelquefois Shadow Puppet
Theater direct this brand new camp, where participants will
collectively create and perform an original shadow puppet show.

Activities Include:
-Constructing Puppets and Sets
-Learn and Set music to a Story
-Perform Behind the Screen as Puppeteers
-And Perform before the Screen as Musical Accompaniment
-Make Show posters and Programs

Limited Space, contact Mary 510-684-8979
or email puppetcamp[AT]yahoo.com for more info

Create
Emma Spertus espertus[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! 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

May 8, 2006


Berkeley YMCA LIT (Leader In Training) Program
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Spaces are still available in the Berkeley YMCA LIT
program.  Teens entering 9th and 10th grade will have a
wonderful opportunity to learn valuable skills that will
enable them to get jobs in the future.  They'll also learn
how to role model the YMCA character values of caring,
honesty, respect and responsibility to younger children.
While the LIT's will get plenty of opportunities to work
with younger children, they will also have fun field trips
and spend time with other teens their age.  For more
information about this program, contact Quisqueya, the camp
director, at 665-3264 or qrodriguez[AT]baymca.org
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner[AT]baymca.org

Filmmaking workshop at the Saul Zaentz Center...
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Hi all. Just wanted to share info about a great opportunity for 8 talented
kids...

West Side Filmworks is offering a month-long intensive workshop on
documentary filmmaking. Open to students ages 16-18. Studio/classroom is
in the Saul Zaentz Media Center, surrounded by filmmakers and producers.
Create professional, finished work for reels, college applications, and
festivals.

Two small groups of four. That's it. One of our film teachers produced a film
nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award last year. Another teacher
was camera operator for a film that won the Best Documentary Emmy in
2004.

We are young, inspired, and enthusiastic. We're looking for 8 students to
share in our passion.

For more info visit http://www.WestSideFilm.com

Cheers,

Jeff Castle
_________________________
West Side Filmworks, LLC
2600 Tenth St., Suite 618
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-484-6979
http://www.WestSideFilm.com
http://www.AHSVideoPro.com

Living Language Camp-Creative Writing 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

Week Residential Program at NASA Ames for Girls
-------------------------------------------
 ''Launch into Summer''
An amazing residential week program  at NASA Ames this
summer exploring robotics and aeronautics.
DATES:  June 25-July 1, 2006 (residential program)
PLACE: NASA Ames, Moffet Field
WHO:  Girls entering 9 - 12th grade next fall
COST:  $550 for Aeronautics, $600 for Robotics
Partial scholarships are available!  Girls don't have to
be current Girl Scouts to register or to receive the
scholarships.
REGISTRATION: More information regarding this program and
the registration form may be downloaded at
http://www.girlscoutsbayarea.org/pages/initiatives/ggt/even
ts.html.
QUESTIONS?  Contact Jean at 1-880-447-4475, ext. 246 or
jean[AT]girlscoutsbayarea.org
Jean Fahy, Girls Go Tech Coordinator

YPI Summer Music Camps in SF and Marin
-------------------------------------------
San Francisco Rock Camp
August 7-13, 1-5 pm
$425

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

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

Staffed by legendary Bay Area jazz musicians and a cappella vocalists.
Offering jazz and pop band, a cappella chorus, solo vocal coaching, beat box,
recording techniques, world music percussion and dance, jamming, music
theory, stage presence and audience rapport.  Camp ends with a public
concert at the acoustically marvelous St Stephen's Church in Belvedere.  To
schedule a placement audition please call Leela Pratt at 415 420 2960.
Leela Pratt ypimusic[AT]yahoo.com

Summer Volunteer Position available for Teens
-------------------------------------------
The Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) in Oakland is
seeking High School students interested in working
with younger children (ages 5-12) for Art Apprentice
positions at its Summer Art Camp.

As an Art Apprentice teens will assist the MOCHA Art
teachers and will be responsible for helping campers
to create fun art projects.  The Apprentices will be able
to gain experience in supervising children during
outdoor time and will assist on field trips that travel to
museums and parks in San Francisco and the East
Bay.  They will have the opportunity to be part of a fun
and dynamic staff in a creative atmosphere.

Experience in both art and leadership important but not
required.  We are looking for teens that want to have an
opportunity to expand their knowledge of art and to work
as part of a team.

Commitment is a minimum of 2 weeks (with flexibility
throughout the summer) and one day of training prior to
camp.  Choose from either a morning shift (8am-1pm)
or afternoon shift noon-6pm).  Some stipend payments
to outstanding Apprentices may be awarded.

For more information/ application call Rae Holzman,
465-8770 x 310 or visit www.mocha.org.
rae holzman rae[AT]mocha.org

April 28, 2006

InterPlay with United Nations Youth Arts Camp with Masankho
Banda and
Gretchen Wegner

InterPlay teaches storytelling, dance, and voice as media
for communicating about today's issues. Partnered with the
East Bay Chapter of the United Nations, our youth programs
create performances that teach about students concerns and
the UN's 8 millenial development goals. July 31-Aug 4 Summer
Workshop (age 12-16) (interns age 15-18)  Are there youth in
your community that care about social issues, have
leadership potential and could lead creative arts in their
communities for community building, performance and healing?
 Call  Masankho at 510 773 7328.

African dance! Storytelling! Drumming! Performing!
Monday-Friday · 9 am-3 pm · performance Friday evening 7-8:30 pm

Youth! Interested in performing but hate to practice? Maybe
you are an improviser! Learn to InterPlay from a national
InterPlay youth leader. Discover the joy of creating a show
that includes all the arts. Learn how to shift from
judging to noticing. Free up ways to make the world more fun
for everyone with themes like diversity, peace, leadership,
and community building. You can take what you learn back to
your friends, school, and community. No prior experience
required, only a willingness to play and have fun!

 Masankho travels the world leading youth and adults to
experience peace through the arts. He was awarded an »Unsung
Hero of Peace« award by the Dalai Lama and is a member of
InterPlay's WING IT! Performance Ensemble. He is assisted by
Gretchen Wegner, MA in Education. InterPlay leader, and
storyteller.

Venue: InterPlayce Studio at 2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd
St.) Oakland, CA 94612

http://www.interplay.org

InterPlayce Studio is a few blocks from the 19th Street
Downtown Oakland BART station, and on several convenient bus
lines.

Cost: $275 tuition (some scholarships provided)
To Register: Call 510/465-2797 or
sheri[AT]interplay.org
cynthia[AT]interplay.org

Just 4 spots left!-Cal Shakes Summer Teen Theater
-------------------------------------------
Just 4 spots remain for the Cal Shakes Teen Theater
Performance Camp this summer! In this top-quality program,
students take electives with professional specialists during
the morning in subjects including Acting, Voice,
Movement for Actors, Text, Improvisation, and Stage Combat,
then rehearse every afternoon towards a fully staged final
performance of a play 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 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 learn[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, Director of Artistic Learning
calshakes123[AT]yahoo.com

Make Your Own Fountain at Summer Art Camp
-------------------------------------------
Dazzle your friends and family with your own brightly
colored ceramic fountain. Design and build it
yourself out of clay during Summer Art Camp?s Session 3. You'll
learn handbuilding techniques to make the fountain and glaze
the fired pieces later in the week.

We'll meet July 17-July 21, 9:30am-1:00pm, for ages
11-15 yrs. Cost is $220 + $20 for pump.

Other sessions are available for 8-13 year olds to
create with clay and glazes in a small group setting:

June 19-23, July 31-Aug. 4, and Aug. 21-25. Hours are
9:30am-12:30pm, cost is $195.

This is the camp?s tenth year of ceramics
instruction.

It's located in Berkeley, near the Julia Morgan Theater.

Call Dianne Stockler at (510) 849-3654 for more details
and a brochure.
d_stockler[AT]yahoo.com

Students Wanted for Costa Rica Sea Turtle Program
-------------------------------------------
Ecology Project International (EPI) is seeking additional
high school students to join those from Albany High and El
Cerrito High who have already signed up (including Mr.
Phillip Morgan, El Cerrito High's cultural geography and
radio/broadcasting teacher) to participate in a Sea Turtle
Ecology Program in Costa Rica where they will study a number
of species, including endangered leatherback sea turtles, in
collaboration with biologists and local Costa Rican communities.

This is an amazing opportunity to assist with authentic
research and international conservation efforts. U.S.
students stay at Pacuare Nature Reserve, with 4 miles of
beach and a 2,000 acre forest. The 12-day course includes
over 50 hours coursework, instruction, and field research.
Students also visit an old-growth rainforest reserve where
they help to reforest migratory corridors for tropical
wildlife. The course culminates with a rafting adventure on
the Pacuare River where students learn about the watershed
and impacts to the sea turtles that nest adjacent to the
river mouth while enjoying rapids, waterfalls and wildlife.

The expedition will take place June 24 to July 5, 2006.

Questions? Check out EPI's website: www.ecologyproject.org
or http://www.ecologyproject.org/courses/cr_hs_step.html,
call EPI at (406)721-8784, or feel free to contact me at
home (524-2966), work (486-6519), or by e-mail: LKPrice[AT]lbl.gov
Lynn Price

April 21, 2006


ART YOWZA Summer Camp ::: Open House  :::  May 7
-------------------------------------------
You are warmly invited to the ART YOWZA Summer Camp Open
House on Sunday, May 7 from 11am 2pm in Alameda.  One week
SUMMER camps for ages 9-14 include: Fantastic Fantasy,
Passion for Fashion, and About Me.   Come to the open house
and meet Director Rebecca Stees, learn more about our bold
fun creativity, see the inspiring camp setting and make a
little art with your kids! For more information call
510-521-2671 or go to the website, artyowza.com

Rebecca Stees artyowza AT yahoo.com

BandWorks School of Rock Class & Camp Registration
-------------------------------------------
BandWorks weekly Workshops start again June 19.  BandWorks
classes are great for teens who want to play in a rock
band, whether they're experienced or just starting out.
Students are matched with other musicians at a similar age
and musical level, and work with professional musician-
instructors who create a fun and supportive environment
while they teach kids the tricks of the rock 'n roll
trade. Lots of kids meet in BandWorks and stay together in
bands for years.  Participants can join ''as a group'' too!

Our week-long Summer Day Camps are also registering now,
and aren't just for little kids.  Teens 14-17 are welcome!

Workshop Cost: $275, includes Individualized Music
Notebook, CD of Tunes learning, and a CD of your student's
Concert. Classes meet once weekly for 2 hours, for 6 weeks
and culminate in a performance at Ashkenaz.   Adult
workshops, too!

Camp fees range from $135 - $300. Students may enroll for
1/2 day or full day.

For complete info, checkout the website:
www.bandworks.com or contact julie AT bandworks.com or call
510. 649. 7738
Julie Chervin julie AT bandworks.com

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 \226 Aug. 2nd
Cyrise Beatty cyrise AT hotmail.com

**GIRLS ON THE GO! Field Trip Camp** (9-13 yrs)
-------------------------------------------
**Monkey Business Camp presents GIRLS ON THE GO!**
A Field-Trip based day camp for girls ages 9-13.

Specifically designed to meet the emotional and
developmental needs of girls aged 9 to 13, Girls on the Go!
Summer Camp  allows girls to explore their communities,
play, bond, and learn in a two-week adventure-packed program.

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!

Girls 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.

Stacy Raye, Co-Director of Monkey Business Camp, and Luana
Coloma, Site Director for Girls on the Go!, will lead the
2006 season.

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

InterPlay with the United Nations Youth Arts Camp
-------------------------------------------
InterPlay with United Nations Youth Arts Camp with Masankho Banda and
Gretchen Wegner

InterPlay teaches storytelling, dance, and voice as media for communicating
about today's issues. Partnered with the East Bay Chapter of the United
Nations, our youth programs create performances that teach about students
concerns and the UN's 8 millenial development goals.
July 31-Aug 4 Summer Workshop (age 12-16) (interns age 15-18)  Are there
youth in your community that care about social issues, have leadership
potential and could lead creative arts in their communities for community
building, performance and healing?  Call  Masankho at 510 773 7328.

African dance! Storytelling! Drumming! Performing!
Monday-Friday · 9 am-3 pm · performance Friday evening 7-8:30 pm

Youth! Interested in performing but hate to practice? Maybe you are an
improviser! Learn to InterPlay from a national InterPlay youth leader. Discover
the joy of creating a show that includes all the arts. Learn how to shift from
judging to noticing. Free up ways to make the world more fun for everyone
with themes like diversity, peace, leadership, and community building. You
can take what you learn back to your friends, school, and community. No
prior experience required, only a willingness to play and have fun!

 Masankho travels the world leading youth and adults to experience peace
through the arts. He was awarded an »Unsung Hero of Peace« award by the
Dalai Lama and is a member of InterPlay's WING IT! Performance Ensemble.
He is assisted by Gretchen Wegner, MA in Education. InterPlay leader, and
storyteller

Venue: InterPlayce Studio at 2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.) Oakland, CA
94612


http://www.interplay.org

InterPlayce Studio is a few blocks from the 19th Street Downtown Oakland
BART station, and on several convenient bus lines.
Cost: $275 tuition (some scholarships provided)
To Register: Call 510/465-2797
Cynthia Winton-Henry Cynthia AT interplay.org
cynthia AT interplay.org

YPI SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS IN SF AND MARIN
-------------------------------------------
San Francisco Rock Camp
August 7-13, 1-5 pm
$425

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

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

Staffed by legendary Bay Area jazz musicians and a cappella vocalists.
Offering jazz and pop band, a cappella chorus, solo vocal coaching, beat box,
recording techniques, world music percussion and dance, jamming, music
theory, stage presence and audience rapport.  Camp ends with a public
concert at the acoustically marvelous St Stephen's Church in Belvedere.  To
schedule a placement audition please call Leela Pratt at 415 420 2960.
Leela Pratt ypimusic AT yahoo.com


April 14, 2006


2006 Legal Heritage Institute
-------------------------------------------
http://www.foundationstatebarcal.org/programs/lhi.html

The Foundation of the State Bar of California  is 
accepting applications for the 2006 Legal Heritage 
Institute.  The Institute is a week-long, all- expenses 
paid trip to Sacramento where participants will learn 
about the rule of law, the importance of an independent 
judiciary, careers in the legal profession, and more. The 
Institute program has been approved and endorsed by the 
California Department of Education.  Upon successful 
completion of the program, students are eligible to 
receive a college scholarship of up to $1,500 upon 
enrollment in college. 

Winners of an essay contest will be invited to attend.  To 
enter, students must submit a 1,000-word essay on the 
topic “Rights and Responsibilities Under the Law” along 
with a completed application and personal statement.  In 
2006, the Foundation will conduct the Institute from 
Sunday, August 6 to Saturday, August 12 in Sacramento, 
CA.  Students will be housed at the UC Davis campus and 
will visit courthouses, law firms, museums, and 
participate in extracurricular activities in the 
Sacramento/Davis area.

Parents responding from the BPN need to coordinate with 
your child's school since every High School in California 
may nominate up to but not more than TWO students. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

-  Be enrolled in 11th grade in a California high school;

-  Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

-  Be one of up to two students nominated by their school;

-  Be at least 16 but not 18 during the week of the 
Institute;

-  Be available to attend the Institute in Sacramento from 
August 6-12, 2006; and

-  Submit all signed and completed documents for their 
application by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2006. 

For more information, please contact:
Joilene Grove
Program Director
Foundation of the State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
ph: (415) 856-0780 x 302
fx:  (415) 856-0788
A Pandorf


Actors Workshop for Grades 7-8 or high schoolers
-------------------------------------------
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


BERKELEY REP SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE
-------------------------------------------
Financial Aid is available for the Berkeley Rep Summer 
Theatre Intensive for middle and high school students.  
Students spend four weeks in this theatre immersion 
program, taking core classes in acting, improv, and Play 
Creation -- and at the end of the session, perform on 
stage at Berkeley Rep.  visit www.berkeleyrep.org/school, 
email school at berkeleyrep.org or call 510.647.2972 for more 
information.
Jessica Modrall school at berkeleyrep.org

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

Pleiades' Palette Summer Art Camp for Girls
-------------------------------------------
This is our fifth year teaching Pleiades' Palette Summer Art
Camp for Girls.  Each weekly session offers many art
projects inspired by the work of a recognized woman artist.
 We are looking for a few more teens (12-14) for Session 2.
 Of course we would be delighted to have teens in any of the
weeks but at the moment most of the campers signed up are
6-11 year olds.       
The camp is located at two different schools in El Cerrito
and the hours of the camp are 9:00 to 3:00.  If you would
like to receive a pdf file of the camp flyer, please e-mail
us.  Or call if you have questions.  Thanks.   
Laura Raboff laura.r at sbcglobal.net

Summer Intensive Writing For Teens openings
-------------------------------------------
Summer Intensive Writing Workshop for teens (12-16) has 
some openings still available in our morning and afternoon 
sections.
Dates:August 14-24. Mon-Thur. 
Times: 10AM-1PM or 2PM-5PM.
Tuition; $450 (partial scholarship available)
Place: Classroom Matters' new facility: 2436 Sacramento St.
Brief Description: Through interactive workshops and 
seminars, our students strengthen their aptitude for 
writing clear and convincing expository essays, as well as 
develop a keen understanding of what makes good writing. 
In-house writing sessions eliminate the need for too much 
summer homework, while ensuring that students engage in 
the practice necessary for sharpening their abilities. Our 
goals in teaching how to write will focus on a variety of 
components essential to a strong expository essay. We 
provide a comprehensive manual, which participants and 
their families will find to be a useful tool well beyond 
the summer. Find out more: www.classroommatters.com
Contact: Molly, Lisa or Nate: 510-540-8646
Classroom Matters


Teen Summer Program, Big Island of Hawaii
-------------------------------------------
This is a wonderful Program for teens to have fun while 
developing self-reliance and responsibility. The cost is 
$500(airfare not included)for10 days. Polestar and Michel 
Gornick provide a safe, healthy, creative environment for
teens to come together and have a rich experience!   

Skills for Living'' Summer Internship Program July 12-22 in 
Hawaii
* Building Community
* Yoga and Meditation
* Service Projects
* Hawaiian Culture
* Wilderness Adventures, Carpentry, Organic Gardening, 
Music and more
Contact Michael at Polestar: (808)965-5304 
www.polestareducation.org
michaelg at polestareducation.org
parent of daughter attending 2nd time!


April 7, 2006

500-MILE HIKE ACROSS SPAIN: GO TREK
-------------------------------------------
GoTrek.Org is a non-profit that takes a diverse group of
teens on historically/culturally significant hiking trails
in various parts of the world.  Our goal is to assist teens
in developing independence, self-reliance, responsibility
and creativity--all through the adventure of the journey.
We keep the cost low, and strive to provide several
scholarships, so that we can offer this experience to a
much broader range of kids.

This summer Go Trek will be taking a group of students
(ages 15-19) on a 500-mile hike across northern Spain, the
ancient Camino de Santiago.  The trip is six weeks: we
hike for four weeks and explore the towns and our environs
for two weeks. During the 31 days of hiking we average
about 15 miles each day (fitness is not a requirement for
the trip; will and desire are).  We study/practice the
language, maintain daily journals, and hike through
gorgeous countryside, beautiful Spanish cities, and
fascinating medieval villages.  If this sounds like
something your teen might enjoy, please feel free to
contact us by phone or email.

Schedule/Cost: www.GoTrek.Org/schedule.php
Information: www.GoTrek.Org
Pictures: www.GoTrek.net

Sincerely,
Rebecca Lacocque
510.251.2515
rebecca at GoTrek.Org


FIDDLEKIDS camp for traditional fiddle music
-------------------------------------------
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


New Summer Swim Camp in El Cerrito
-------------------------------------------
**The El Cerrito Swim Center is holding a new and improved 
half day Swim Camp for ages 12-16.**  
-Teens will improve their swim strokes with a daily swim 
lesson
-Participate in fun activities such as waterpolo or 
snorkeling
-Learn about water safety
-Go on a different fun field trip every week. Including 
surfing lessons in Bolinas and Kayaking in Sausalito.

++If your child loves the water you've found the camp for 
them.++
Spaces are filling fast
See http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation/swim_center.html
or call (510)559-7011
We also have a swim camp for ages 6-11, swim lessons for 
infants through adults, and tons of other great programs 
for people of all ages and abilities.
mabelson at ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

March 30, 2006

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Re: Seeking Summer Camp for 13 yo, like Boy Scout camp
-------------------------------------------
I highly recommend Bar 717 Ranch www.bar717.com
My son first went when he was 13. Now he is 15 and going 
back for his 3rd summer.
Deborah


Performing Arts Two-Year Study Program
-------------------------------------------
The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce its 
second 
year of our Ground Breaking Advancement Diploma Program for Middle 
School age youth. EBCPA is currently accepting 15 new students to 
participate 
in a two-year course of study for highly committed middle school 
students 
who desire to strengthen  the practice, understanding and application 
of the 
Performing Arts in thier lives. Their classes will begin with a 
five-week 9-3pm 
Intensive the summer of 2006.

 Summer Session Dates: July 10th-August 11th 2006
Times: 9:00am-3:00pm (Early drop off at 8:30 for those in need)
Location: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street 
Richmond 
CA
Cost: Fifteen  full scholarships are available to youth who show 
promise for 
the program.

For an application and Brochure please contact Rebecca Hawley at 510 
234
-5624 x 20 or rebecca at eastbaycenter.org.

You can also visit our website at www.eastbaycenter.org
Rebecca Hawley rebecca at eastbaycenter.org


YMTC SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
-------------------------------------------
Youth Musical Theater Company announces:

SUMMER PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: “GODSPELL”

Auditions open to students entering grades 7 – 12 in Fall 
2006 (or just graduated in June 2006)

Auditions will be held:
Monday & Tuesday, April 3 & 4, callbacks Wednesday, April 5
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Berkeley High School – specific location TBA

Workshop Sessions:
Monday – Friday, June 19 – July 7 (Sorry, no 4th of July 
holiday off; that is our tech week)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Willard Middle School, Metal Shop 
Theater

Performances:
July 7, 8 & 9 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, and 
Saturday matinee

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND HOW TO SIGN UP 
FOR AUDITIONS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE: www.ymtcberkeley.org.  
Click on the Announcements page.  Or phone 510-595-5514.
Pam Crane psodetani at hotmail.com


YPI Summer Music Camps
-------------------------------------------
Young Performers International Summer Music Camps
Directed by Leela Pratt

San Francisco Rock Camp
August 4-13, 1-5 pm
$425

This camp is 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 session

This camp is for teen musician 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 24, 2006

500-MILE HIKE ACROSS SPAIN: GO TREK
-------------------------------------------
GoTrek.Org is a non-profit that takes a diverse group of
teens on historically/culturally significant hiking trails
in various parts of the world.  Our goal is to assist teens
in developing independence, self-reliance, responsibility
and creativity--all through the adventure of the journey.
We keep the cost low, and strive to provide several
scholarships, so that we can offer this experience to a
much broader range of kids.

This summer Go Trek will be taking a group of students
(ages 15-19) on a 500-mile hike across northern Spain, the
ancient Camino de Santiago.  The trip is six weeks: we
hike for four weeks and explore the towns and our environs
for two weeks. During the 31 days of hiking we average
about 15 miles each day (fitness is not a requirement for
the trip; will and desire are).  We study/practice the
language, maintain daily journals, and hike through
gorgeous countryside, beautiful Spanish cities, and
fascinating medieval villages.  If this sounds like
something your teen might enjoy, please feel free to
contact us by phone or email.

Schedule/Cost: www.GoTrek.Org/schedule.php
Information: www.GoTrek.Org
Pictures: www.GoTrek.net

Sincerely,
Rebecca Lacocque
510.251.2515
rebecca at GoTrek.Org

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! 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

PEP Summer Academy 2006 Applicaitons Due May 1
-------------------------------------------
Pre-Engineering Partnerships is holding the PEP Summer Academy 2006 from
June 26 to August 4. Classes are held each Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4
PM with Math in the morning and Engineering in the afternoon. These classes
are hands-on minds-on project based learning that integrate and apply math
and science in engineering projects. Tuition is $1,200 and scholarships up to
$900 are available for those who qualify.  Specific information and
applications are available for download at our website:
www.coe.berkeley.edu/cues/pep.
George Gagnon gwgagnon at berkeley.edu

YMTC SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
-------------------------------------------
Youth Musical Theater Company announces:

SUMMER PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: “GODSPELL”

Auditions open to students entering grades 7 – 12 in Fall
2006 (or just graduated in June 2006)

Auditions will be held:
Monday & Tuesday, April 3 & 4, callbacks Wednesday, April 5
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Berkeley High School – specific location TBA

Workshop Sessions:
Monday – Friday, June 19 – July 7 (Sorry, no 4th of July
holiday off)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Willard Middle School, Metal Shop
Theater

Performances:
July 7, 8 & 9 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, and
Saturday matinee

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND HOW TO SIGN UP
FOR AUDITIONS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE: www.ymtcberkeley.org.
Click on the Announcements page.  Or phone 510-595-5514.
Pam Crane psodetani at hotmail.com

March 10, 2006

ART YOWZA SUMMER CAMP Open House April 2
-------------------------------------------
ART YOWZA Open House April 2, May 7 and June 4 from
11am-2pm.  Of particular interest to tweens/ teens is
Fantasy Camp, About Me and Passion for Fashion Summer Camp.
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

YMTC SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
-------------------------------------------
Youth Musical Theater Company announces:

SUMMER PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: “GODSPELL”

Auditions open to students entering grades 7 – 12 in Fall
2006 (or just graduated in June 2006)

Auditions will be held:
Monday & Tuesday, April 3 & 4, callbacks Wednesday, April 5
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Berkeley High School – specific location TBA

Workshop Sessions:
Monday – Friday, June 19 – July 7 (Sorry, no 4th of July
holiday off)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Willard Middle School, Metal Shop
Theater

Performances:
July 7, 8 & 9 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, and
Saturday matinee

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND HOW TO SIGN UP
FOR AUDITIONS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE: www.ymtcberkeley.org.
Click on the Announcements page.  Or phone 510-595-5514.
Pam Crane psodetani at hotmail.com

YPI Summer Music Camps
-------------------------------------------
Young Performers International Summer Music Camps
Directed by Leela Pratt

San Francisco Rock Camp
August 4-13, 1-5 pm
$425, with individual lessons from 12-1pm and 5-6pm at $70/hr

This camp is 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.  Extended care 8:30-9am 
and
5-6pm  AT  $20/hr.
$425 per session, with individual lessons from 12-1pm and 5-6pm 
at $70/
hr.

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 10, 2006


Replies from parents:
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Basketball camps for summer
-------------------------------------------
Salesian High School has a summer basketball camp for kids
at their campus in Richmond.  It is run by Bill Mellis, a
highly respected basketball coach.  The Salesian team just
won the North Coast Section championship on Saturday!  I
know the camp is for all skill levels and has sessions for
about a month, which you can sign up for on a weekly
basis.  You can call the school at 510-234-4433 and ask
for a brochure.
Susan Roach sroach at uclink.berkeley.edu

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Summer camp for shy 12 year old boy
-------------------------------------------
Hi.  The first summer our son went away to a sleep over
camp was pretty traumatic for all of us.  He went alone and
I really had to force myself to do it.  He went to Deer
Crossing camp which is up in the wilderness near lake
Tahoe.  It's run by the Wilten family who are absolutely
wonderful.  They specialize in teaching responsibility and
optimism.  All their counselors have more than the required
safety training, and the activities are both fun and
educational.  There is canoeing, rafting, wind sailing on
the small lake near camp, and all kinds of educational
nature activities.  When we went to pick our son up after a
week, he begged us to let him stay longer!  We're sending
him back this year for two weeks and he's really looking
forward to it.  Find them on the internet at
www.deercrossingcamp.com.  Their web site is very
informative.
Carol Brown cbrown at familybuilders.org

Postings from providers:
 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! 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/Video Production Camp for Teens
-------------------------------------------
The Northern California Ki Society will be offering a unique one -week
summer day camp from August 7-August 12th, 2006.  The Traditional Martial
Arts Live in Training and Video Production Camp provides youth with an
intensive week of training in the discipline of Ki Aikido, Ki breathing, Ki
meditation, and live in actions such as cooking and eating monastically.  
The
principles of Uchi Deshi and monastic life will be touched upon.

Camp participants will enjoy Aikido training in the morning beginning at 
9:00
a.m. each day.  For lunch, we will learn about monastic eating, and in the
afternoon we will be producing a video that portrays our philosophy: 
peaceful
resolutions to conflict.  The youth will be involved in all facets of the
production.  The official end time for each day will be 5:00 p.m.

For those who choose to participate, an extended camp is offered.  Early
risers can join the staff at 6:30 a.m. for Ki breathing exercise, breakfast 
and
cleaning.  Participants can also remain after 5:00 p.m. to perform Taigi
(5:30-6:15) or even attend one of our regularly scheduled adult classes from
6:30p.m – 8:00 p.m.

The camp will operate at the NCKS Dojo located at 5327 Jacuzzi St Unit 4Q in
Richmond.  The Dojo in centrally located off Central Ave near the Asian 
Pacific
Center
Camp Highlights:

• Friday night sleep over at the dojo supervised by NCKS staff
• Saturday Lunch and video screening for family and friends
• Special early morning Saturday training

Camp fees include:
• Training in Ki Aikido
• Lunch each day
• Breakfast for extended schedule participants

Due to the intensive nature of this camp, youth who do not have direct
training experience with Maida Sensei will be asked to interview prior to
registration and acceptance to the camp.  Call 524-1703 or
Please visit www.kiaikido.org for more information or email questions.
Sherry Drobner drobespi at comcast.net

New Berkeley YMCA L.I.T. Program
-------------------------------------------
We are well-known at the Berkeley YMCA for our Middle
School Adventures Camps.  Full of daily field trips to
amusement parks and sports centers.  Now we are extending
camp to offer a new program for 9th and 10th graders - a
Leadership In Training Program.  This program will have
two 3-week sessions.  Registration for L.I.T. does require
an additional questionnaire, so contact Qiqi, the camp
director, about registration.  She can be reached at 665-
3264 or qrodriguez at baymca.org
Eden O'Brien-Brenner eobrienbrenner at baymca.org

Summer Ceramics   (7-15 yrs.)
-------------------------------------------
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



March 3, 2006


East Bay Media Center's Summer Media Camp 2006
-------------------------------------------
East Bay Media Center will host it's 18th annual Summer
Media Camp from July 10-28 10:15 am -2:30pm daily M-F.
Learn Scripting, Storyboards, Digital Camcorder use,
Digital Editing & special effects, with nationally renowned
educator Paul Kealoha Blake and Staff.
Many past Graduates of Summer Media Camps have pursued
careers in the film & video community and have won numeous
awards in the field.
eastbaymediacenter.com for form or call: 510-843-3699
east bay media center

Summer Wrting Workshop for Teens
-------------------------------------------
Our writing program  prepares students ages 12-16 to write
better, more cohesive essays in just two short weeks. The
programs run from August 14th-24th, 2006.
Classes meet 3 hrs. a day, Mon-Thu.:10:00AM-1:00PM and 2:00
PM-5:00 PM at our center.
Min.enrmt.:8 students, max.p/section:15 students.
Tuition is $450.
Space is limited, please call us at 510-540-8646 or email:
info at classroommatters.com.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This is our 5th session of the Intensive Writing Workshop.
Each summer has been more successful than the last! Through
interactive workshops and seminars, our students strengthen
their aptitude for writing clear and convincing expository
essays, as well as develop a keen understanding of what
makes good writing. In-house writing sessions eliminate the
need for too much summer homework, while ensuring that
students engage in the practice necessary for sharpening
their abilities. Our goals in teaching how to write will
focus on a variety of components essential to a strong
expository essay. We provide a comprehensive manual, which
participants and their families will find to be a useful
tool well beyond the summer.
Classroom Matters

CAL SHAKES SUMMER THEATER CAMP!!
-------------------------------------------
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 shows
for free with a complimentary ticket to every production
in our 2006 main-stage season!

5-Week Camp (for ages 8–18)
At the Bentley School in Lafayette
June 26–July 28 (no camp on July 4)
Mon–Fri, 9:00am–3:30pm
$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 31–August 11
Mon–Fri, 9:00am–3:00pm
$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

FIDDLEKIDS camp registration open
-------------------------------------------
FIDDLEKIDS 2006, held June 19-23, is open for registration.
This fun-filled, joyful, engaging and creative one-week fiddle
camp, now in its ninth year, welcomes kids 7-13 years of
age, with a minimum of one year on the violin. Kids learn to
play traditional fiddle tunes by ear. Fiddle genres include
Celtic, Appalachian old-time, Bluegrass and Swing Jazz. Camp
day also includes dance and thematic art. Final concert at
camp's end. Fills early. Visit www.fiddlekids.com for all
the information and downloads.
Bobbi  Shearn Nikles bobbinik at comcast.net

Summer Oceanography Adventure for High School
-------------------------------------------
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

500-MILE hike across SPAIN: GO TREK
-------------------------------------------
GoTrek.Org is a non-profit that takes a diverse group of
teens on historically/culturally significant hiking trails
in various parts of the world.  Our goal is to assist teens
in developing independence, self-reliance, responsibility
and creativity--all through the adventure of the journey.
We keep the cost low, and strive to provide several
scholarships, so that we can offer this experience to a much
broader range of kids.

This summer Go Trek will be taking a group of students (ages
15-19) on a 500-mile hike across northern Spain, the ancient
Camino de Santiago.  The trip is six weeks: we hike for four
weeks and explore the towns and our environs for two weeks.
 During the 31 days of hiking we average about 15 miles each
day (fitness is not a requirement for the trip; will and
desire are).  We study/practice the language, maintain daily
journals, and hike through gorgeous countryside, beautiful
Spanish cities, and fascinating medieval villages.  If this
sounds like something your teen might enjoy, please feel
free to contact us by phone or email.

Schedule/Cost: www.GoTrek.Org/schedule.php
Information: www.GoTrek.Org
Pictures: www.GoTrek.net

Sincerely,
Chris Randle
510.251.2515
chris at GoTrek.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! 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

Summer Genomics Internship
-------------------------------------------
The Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, CA is
pleased to announce that Applications and Recommendation
Forms are available for its Fourth Annual Genomic Sciences
Summer Internship Program.  MSI is committed to training,
motivating and mentoring future genomic scientists. Our
Genomic Sciences Internship Program provides an
exceptional opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a
genomics laboratory. These 8-week internships are open to
students who are currently high school juniors or seniors
during the 2005-2006 academic year.  Internships begin on
Monday, June 19th and end on Friday, August 11th.  To
learn about MSI interns from the summers of 2003, 2004 and
2005, please visit their web pages on MSI’s outreach
website at
http://www.molsci.org/outreach/internship.html
Interns will receive a stipend. Interns must be U.S.
citizens or permanent residents. Applications (available
at www.molsci.org) are due by March 10, 2006. Please call
510-981-8738 or email internships at molsci.org with
questions.
Internship Director

Responses from parents:
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Suggestions for Teen Camps
-------------------------------------------
UC Santa Cruz offers a one week Basketball camp for ages 8
to 18. This year it is from July 23rd to July 27th.
http://www.ussportscamps.com/campinfo.asp?Vendor=&SubCampType=&Sport=BSKT&CampType=12&CampCity=Santa+Cruz&RequestType=R&CampNo=3980&PrevYear=0#SESSION

There seem to be other camps at http://www.ussportscamps.com
that also allow teens up to age 18.

It is hard to find programs for this age group but keep
looking they are out there. Also, maybe he could be a CIT
and use his experences to help younger kids.
natasha

-------------------------------------------
To the person who asked about summer day camps for a teenager, I'd like to
suggest the Roleplay Workshop.  (They also have weekly afterschool
workshops and tutoring.)  Becky Thomas runs the Roleplay Workshop out of
the Dr. Comics and Mr. Games store on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.  If you
have a child who is interested in fantasy, science fiction, and the like, they
will love this program!  The amazing thing is that it's also educational (shhhh,
don't tell the kids they're learning!   :-)    They'll have fun playing the game
Abantey, but they'll also be learning statistics, physics, social skills, and
more.  I recently attended a parent potluck with Becky and her partner Steve
and was even more impressed with how well run this program is, and the
variety of things that the players learn without it being a big deal.  I highly
recommend the Roleplay Workshop.  See their website:
http://www.roleplayworkshop.com
- Sharon Taylor, satisfied customer 


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