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April 24, 2007 > Summer Camps - Music and Nature

Summer Camps - Music and Nature

By Vidya Pradhan

In the penultimate article in our series on summer camps, we cover a sampling of music and nature camps in the area. Next week we will recap all the contact details for the various camps featured in the paper.

Ohlone for kids

Ohlone for kids offers summer camps at two locations - Newark Memorial High School in Newark and Christian Community School in Fremont. In the performing arts, the following camps are offered:

Newark Campus -
Elementary Instrumentation - An opportunity to continue rehearsing band through the summer. Students must bring their own instruments. June 25 -July 5 and July 9 to July 19 for grades 4-6. 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Junior High Instrumentation - An opportunity for advanced band students to continue rehearsing band through the summer. Students must bring their own instruments. June 25 -July 5 and July 9 to July 19th for grades 7-8. 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Drama- Be a Star - Explore the joy of life on stage. For grades 6-8. June 25 - July 5 and July 9 -July 19. Two sessions each camp period - 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 -3:45.

Fremont Campus -
Drama- Be a Star - Explore the joy of life on stage. For grades 5-8. June 25 - July 5 and July 9 -July 19. 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

For more information check out www.ohloneforkids.com or call (510) 979-7950.


City of Fremont

Bandworks - Rock n'Roll Camp - Weekly camps offered from June 18 through July 27. Morning (9am to 12pm) and afternoon (1pm to 4pm) sessions are available each week with supplemental care available between sessions.
For more information, call (510) 494-4228 or Call (510) 843-BAND (2263). (Ages 8-10, 10-12, 12 &up).


India Community Center

Musical Theatre Camp - June 18 - June 22 (Campers Entering Grades Kindergarten-5th) .Camp offers a week full of music, theatre, dancing and acting! Campers will learn about acting, directing, props, costumes and production skills and stage a musical at the end of the week for their parents and family


Soundwall Music's Summer Rock'n Roll Camp

Though this camp is held in Santa Cruz, it deserves mention because it was started by our very own Harvey Levine, City Attorney of Fremont and his late wife, Jana Patazelos. Camps are held June 24-June 29 and July 29 - August 3 at the UC Santa Cruz Camp. For more information contact Mike Williams at (925) 518-8289 or mikewilliamsguitar@mac.com.

Fremont Youth Symphony

FYS's summer camp will not be held this year. It will reappear next summer.



Nature Camps

East Bay Regional Parks

Park'n It Summer Day Camp - Explore the regional parks through field trips, art, swimming and play. Camps are offered at the Ardenwood Historical Park July 23 -July 27 and July 30- August 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 1-888-327-2757 to register.


Fremont

Summer Discovery Camp - Weekly all day camps held at Central Park. This camp is designed to heighten your child's respect and awareness of the environment around. Camps are offered from June 18 -June 28 and August 6 -August 24. Call (510) 790-5541 for details.

Mad Science Let's Get Growing - Specially designed for the inquisitive pre-K or kindergartener, this week teaches all about the amazing things that happen in the garden. July 9-13 at Warm Springs Community Center.

Mad Science Nature's Anatomy Academy - Learn about insects, birds, beasts and you from the inside out in this action packed week. Ages 5-12. July 16-20.
Nature Detectives Summer Camp - Spend the week discovering Lake Elizabeth and Stiver's Lagoon in Central Park. Activities include exploring aquatic habitats, collecting and identifying aquatic organisms and evaluating water quality through various testing procedures. Ages 10-12. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camps are offered July 9-13 and August 13-17.

For information on the above camps call (510) 791-4351.


Hayward -

Ward Creek Day Camp- For developmentally disabled kids 8 years and over. Six weekly sessions from June 25 to August 10.Call (510) 881-6778. Campers will have the opportunity to socialize with peers in group activities, which include arts and crafts, nature study, hiking, boating, swimming, games, learning camp skills and creating skits to be performed for family and friends.

Camp Tenderfoot - Running, hiking, singing, cooking, getting dirty and
well, just being a regular kid! Weekly camps from June 25 to August 17. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grades K-3.

Camp Potowatomi - Lots of hikes, crafts, games and cookouts plus a weekly sleepout
and swimming on Friday. Weekly camps from June 25 to August 17. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grades 4-6.

Wildlife Camp - Come face to face with all sorts of creatures. Meet hawks, owls, snakes, bugs, frogs and fish. Each week is packed with games, crafts, animal activities, hikes, and special projects. Weekly half and full day camps are offered from June 25 -August 10. Grades preschool - 6th

Camp Tenderfoot and Camp Potowatomi are held at East Avenue Park in Hayward. Call (510) 881-6747. The Wildlife Camp is held at Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Information on all these camps and more can be found at www.hard.dst.ca.us.

Summer at the Shoreline Bay Camp - Get up close and personal with the bayshore's birds, plants, plants, bugs and other crawly critters. Camp is located at Hayward Shoreline Interpretative Center at 4901 Breakwater Ave. Weekly half and full day camps are offered from June 25 -August 17. Grades preschool - 6th


Milpitas

Camp Golden Arrow - Ages 5-7. Weekly camps from June 25 -August 24.Camps run from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Extended care is available. Camp Golden Arrow offers daily craft activities, games, storytelling, educational components, and field trips.

Camp Winnemucca - Ages 8-12. Weekly camps from June 25 -August 24.Camps run from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Extended care is available. Camp Golden Arrow offers daily craft activities, games, storytelling, educational components, and field trips.

Due to the sheer number and variety of the summer camps are offered by the cities' recreation departments, it was not possible to enumerate them all. Be sure to check out the activity guides of the recreation departments which should be out last week of April or first week of May.

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