2015 Sum­mer camp di­rec­tory

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Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion Camp for Kids

OF­FERS: A one-week res­i­den­tial camp for chil­dren with di­a­betes ages 8-13 at the Man­zano Moun­tain Retreat, 90 min­utes out­side Al­bu­querque in Torreon. This res­i­den­tial camp of­fers com­pre­hen­sive med­i­cal care, di­etary prin­ci­ples and di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion in an in­for­mal set­ting. Also of­fered are hik­ing, sports, swim­ming, archery and arts and crafts.

SES­SION: June 28-July 4

COST: $475. Some schol­ar­ships are avail­able.

CON­TACT: www.di­a­betes.org/camp or Ron Guer­rero 505-266-5716, Ext. 7132

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

OF­FERS: Learn­ing in a sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment that fos­ters con­fi­dence, tech­nique and artistry. Classes for chil­dren ages 3 and older in cre­ative dance, ballet, jazz, folk­lórico, hip-hop and more. Stu­dio lo­ca­tions in Santa Fe and El­do­rado.

SES­SION: Starts June 6

CON­TACT: www.as­pen­santafebal­let.com or 505-983-5591

Big Sky Build it! Santa Fe and Los Alamos

OF­FERS: The ul­ti­mate sum­mer of art and in­ven­tion for kids 6 to 14 years old, in­clud­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to build a drone craft or dragon and to cook a pizza with so­lar power, among other ac­tiv­i­ties.

SES­SIONS: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., week­long camps June 8-Aug. 7. Qual­ity pre-care and af­ter-care avail­able.

COST: $250 plus $65 for ma­te­ri­als per week. Schol­ar­ships and mul­ti­ple camp dis­counts are avail­able.

CON­TACT: in­fo­bigsky@bigskylearn­ing.com or 505-428-7575

Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe

OF­FERS: Recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing gym, play­grounds, base­ball and swim­ming pool; swim­ming, boxing and karate lessons; com­puter club house; arts and crafts; field trips; games and more for ages 5-18 in a safe, ed­u­ca­tional en­vi­ron­ment.

SES­SIONS: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day, June 1-Aug. 7, at eight sites: Zona del Sol, Camino de Ja­cobo, Santa Cruz, Valle Vista, Som­brillo El­e­men­tary, Chi­mayo El­e­men­tary, Abiquiú El­e­men­tary and the Alto Teen Cen­ter.

COST: Varies by house­hold in­come. Chil­dren, Youth and Fam­i­lies Depart­ment child-care as­sis­tance is avail­able.

CON­TACT: www.bgc­santafe.org or 505-983-6632

Cre­ative Arts, Mu­sic and Per­for­mance

(C-A-M-P) , pre­sented by Mu­si­cal Theatre Works

OF­FERS: Non­com­pet­i­tive work­shops in mu­sic, per­for­mance, dance, cre­ative writ­ing, film, Shake­speare, sto­ry­telling and mu­si­cal theater for chil­dren ages 7-17.

SES­SION: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 6-18 with per­for­mance on the fi­nal day at the Mu­si­cal Theatre Works Stu­dio, 4001 Of­fice Court Drive, Build­ing 206.

COST: $595. Some par­tial, need-based schol­ar­ships are avail­able.

CON­TACT: www.mu­si­calthe­atre­works.net or 505-946-2468

Camp In­ven­tion

OF­FERS: A non­profit en­rich­ment pro­gram that fo­cuses on science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math (STEM) ac­tiv­i­ties through in­quiry-based, hands-on learn­ing for chil­dren en­ter­ing grades 1-6. Camp In­ven­tion is run in part­ner­ship with the U.S. Patent and Trade­mark Of­fice.

SES­SIONS: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 6-10 at St. Michael’s High School, Santa Fe

COST: $220. Early reg­is­tra­tion dis­counts are avail­able on­line.

CON­TACT: www.camp­in­ven­tion.org or 800-968-4332

Camp Shalom

OF­FERS: An in­door/out­door pro­gram with a 1-acre play­ground. Art, science, gar­den­ing, weather ac­tiv­i­ties and mud and sand play. Open to chil­dren ages 2-5 of all faiths 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day. Part-time op­tions are avail­able.

SES­SIONS: Starts July 8

COST: Call for in­for­ma­tion.

CON­TACT: preschool@sftbs.org or 505-982-6888

Cathe­dral Basil­ica of St. Fran­cis of As­sisi

OF­FERS: Va­ca­tion Bi­ble school, “Ever­est: Con­quer­ing Chal­lenges With God’s Mighty Power,” for 4-year-olds to in­com­ing fourth-graders. Five days of faith-based theme crafts, sto­ry­telling and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

SES­SIONS: 9-noon June 15-19

COST: Call for cost.

CON­TACT: 505-955-8874

Chil­dren’s Adventure Com­pany

OF­FERS: Day camps for kin­der­gart­ners and first-graders and Lit­tle Trekkers pro­gram for sec­ond-graders. Cooking, art, move­ment, swim­ming and Fri­day field trips. Young Trekkers for grades 3 and 4 fo­cuses on na­ture and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing kayak­ing, swim­ming, art, rock climb­ing, hik­ing and Fri­day field trips to Al­bu­querque. Out­door Trekkers for grades 5, 6 and 7 in­cludes kayak­ing, rock climb­ing, hik­ing, sur­vival skills and Fri­day field trips to Al­bu­querque.

SES­SIONS: 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-Aug. 7 for grades 2 through 7; 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for kinder­garten­ers and first graders

COST: $275 plus tax each week for grades 2 through 7; $255 plus tax for kinder­garten­ers and first-graders. 935 Alto St.

CON­TACT : www.chil­dren­sad­ven­ture­com­pany.org or 505-988-7201

Dragon­fly Stu­dio Sum­mer Camp

OF­FERS: Chil­dren and youth ages 6-16 can ex­press them­selves through art. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude paint­ing and sketch­ing, Ja­pan Week, Sculp­ture Week, re­cy­cling, sewing and tex­tiles. Kids bring snacks and lunch.

SES­SIONS: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1Aug. 21

COST: $270 per week, plus tax, in­clud­ing ma­te­ri­als

CON­TACT: www.drag­on­fl­y­art­stu­dio­forkids.com or 505-670-5019

Fine Arts for Chil­dren and Teens (FACT)

OF­FERS: Award-win­ning vis­ual arts classes for chil­dren and youth ages 5-18 SES­SIONS: Week­long theme camps for grades K-6 through­out the sum­mer at the ARTbarn Com­mu­nity Stu­dio

COST: Slid­ing-scale tu­ition. All art ma­te­ri­als, in­struc­tion and snacks are in­cluded.

CON­TACT: pro­gram@arts­martnm.org or 505-992-2787

First Bap­tist Church

OF­FERS: Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School for ages 5 through sixth grade. Mu­sic, arts and crafts, snacks, recre­ation and Bi­ble sto­ries.

SES­SION: 9 a.m.-noon June 1-5

COST: Free

CON­TACT: www.fbc­santafe.com or 505-983-9141

The First Tee of Santa Fe

OF­FERS: Golf camps and ses­sions for chil­dren and youth ages 7-17 at Santa Fe Coun­try Club, with ses­sions at Towa Golf Course and Pue­blo de Co­chiti golf course.

SES­SIONS: Sum­mer break camp June 2-5; sum­mer camp ses­sions July 7-10 and Aug. 4-7

COST: $75 camp fee, in­clud­ing lunches, plus $50 ses­sion fee. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able.

CON­TACT: www.the­first­teesantafe.org or Kevin Southwick, 505-424-0413 kevin@the­first­teesantafe.org

Gen­tle Nudge School Sum­mer Camp

OF­FERS: Arts and crafts, na­ture ex­plo­ration and wa­ter play for ages 2-6.

HOURS: Call for de­tails

SES­SIONS: Weekly or part-time en­roll­ment avail­able. Reg­is­tra­tion de­tails avail­able in April.

COST: Varies

CON­TACT: www.gen­tlenudgeschool.net or 505-982-0879

Girls, Inc.

OF­FERS: A safe, fun, pos­i­tive, girl­cen­tered en­vi­ron­ment that in­spires self-con­fi­dence in girls ages 5-14. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude art, swim­ming, science, com­puter skills, sports, fun and mak­ing new friends.

SES­SIONS: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. week­long ses­sions Mon­day-Fri­day, June 1-July 31

COST: Slid­ing-scale tu­ition.

CON­TACT: www.girlsin­cof­santafe.org or 505-982-2042

Girl Scout Sum­mer Camp

OF­FERS: Pro­grams for girls and young women ages 6-17 at Ran­cho del Cha­parral and Camp El­liott Barker. Girls ex­pe­ri­ence na­ture first­hand, learn new skills, par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties and make new friends. Open to Girl Scouts and non-Scouts. Ses­sions in­clude songs, games, crafts, na­ture ac­tiv­i­ties and hikes. Spe­cialty pro­grams in­clude horse­back rid­ing, archery, ecol­ogy, arts, and fam­ily camp­ing and ca­noe­ing.

SES­SIONS: Sun­day-Fri­day ses­sions May 31-Aug. 5. Fam­ily camps on se­lect week­ends through­out the sum­mer.

COST: $225-$400, depend­ing on ses­sion, ac­tiv­ity type and num­ber of days. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able.

CON­TACT: www.nm­girlscouts.org or 505-343-1040

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú

OF­FERS: Fam­ily week of mu­sic, arts and crafts, in­ter­gen­er­a­tional wor­ship, hik­ing, camp­fire sto­ries, con­certs and fire­works.

SES­SION: June 29-July 5

COST: Fees are $400 to $1,000 per adult and in­clude hous­ing and meals.

CON­TACT: www.ghos­tranch.org or 505-685-4333, Ext. 4152

Golden Acorns Sum­mer Camp

OF­FERS: Healthy and sus­tain­able living prac­tices such as yoga and tai chi, gar­den­ing and per­ma­cul­ture and com­pas­sion­ate com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Each week fea­tures the story, song and heal­ing arts of dif­fer­ent world cul­tures. This sum­mer high­lights Cameroon and Nige­ria, New Mex­ico and Camp­ing, Mediter­ranean and Mid­dle East and Ur­ban Cul­ture. For ages 4-11. Pre-care and af­ter-care avail­able.

SES­SION: June 15-July 10 at the Santa Fe Wal­dorf School.

COST: $250 per week. Some fi­nan­cial aid is avail­able.

CON­TACT: www.gold­e­na­corn­scamp.com, 505-795-9079

Im­manuel Lutheran Church Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School

OF­FERS: “Camp Dis­cov­ery” theme for ages 4-12. Bi­ble lessons, mu­sic, crafts and games.

SES­SION: 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 7-11

COST: Sug­gested do­na­tion $20 per child, $30 per fam­ily.

CON­TACT: 505-983-7568

Im­manuel Lutheran Church Gen­tle Shep­herd Preschool Sum­mer Camp

OF­FERS: Four-week half-day ses­sions for chil­dren ages 3-5.

SES­SIONS: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day June 2-25.

COST: $260 per four-week ses­sion

CON­TACT: 505-983-9383 In­sti­tute for Span­ish Arts

OF­FERS: On­go­ing classes and work­shops in Span­ish dance, gui­tar and cul­ture for adults, youth and chil­dren.

SES­SIONS: Vary

COST: Varies

CON­TACT: 505-467-3773 www.mari­aben­itez.com

La Ca­sita Preschool

OF­FERS: A pro­gram for chil­dren ages 2½-6 based on the preschools of Reg­gio Emilia of Italy, which con­sider play es­sen­tial for learn­ing. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude art, mu­sic, wa­ter play and lit­er­acy.

SES­SIONS: Call for in­for­ma­tion

CON­TACT: la­c­a­sita.edu or 505-983-2803

Las Cosas Kids’ Sum­mer Cooking Camp

OF­FERS: An in­tro­duc­tion to cooking with chef Johnny Vee for ages 7-12. A dif­fer­ent culi­nary topic is cov­ered each day. All classes are hands-on with a fo­cus on cooking skills, tidi­ness and fun.

SES­SIONS: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 6-10

COST: $300

CON­TACT: 505-988-3394

Lit­tle Earth School Sum­mer Day Camp

OF­FERS: Mem­o­rable sum­mer ex­pe­ri­ences for chil­dren ages 4-12, in­clud­ing an out­door ex­plo­ration and na­ture-based camp pro­gram for chil­dren 9-12. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude art, cooking, weekly na­ture field trips, yoga, swim­ming, gar­den­ing and games.

SES­SIONS: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 1Aug. 7, with five two-week ses­sions.

COST: Varies

CON­TACT: www.lit­tleearth­school.org or 505-988-1968

The May Cen­ter for Learn­ing

OF­FERS: Three sum­mer ses­sions for stu­dents K-9th grades.

SES­SIONS: Read­ing and Writ­ing In­ten­sive for grades 3 and higher meets 8:30-11:30 a.m. Math In­ten­sive for grades 3 and higher meets 12:30-2 p.m. Aca­demic Skill Build­ing In­ten­sive for grades K-2 meets 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All ses­sions run June 15-July 17.

CON­TACT: Cost and reg­is­tra­tion at www.may­cen­ter.org

Mother’s Farm School Sum­mer Camp

OF­FERS: Week­long full-day camps with pre-care and af­ter-care for chil­dren ages 3-4 and 5-12. Ac­tiv­ity-ori­ented teach­ing and play on a 10-acre farm in­cludes horse­back rid­ing, horse­man­ship games, puppy play and train­ing, paint­ing and sculp­ture, or­ganic gar­den­ing, yoga and in­ter­ac­tive group games.

SES­SIONS: Weekly ses­sions May 25Aug. 21. Trans­porta­tion from Trader Joe’s and the Fac­tory Out­let Mall.

COST: $215 per week, $49 per day or $2,200 for all sum­mer, in­cludes snacks, ma­te­ri­als and taxes. Dis­count for the sec­ond child from each fam­ily.

CON­TACT: www.moth­ers­farm­school.com or Visud­dhi Brenda Wit­tner 505-930-1838 cow­girl­brenda108@ya­hoo.com

Na­tional Dance In­sti­tute New Mex­ico at the Dance Barns

OF­FERS: Sum­mer in­ten­sives in dance tech­nique for ages 2½-18. Arts in Mo­tion for ages 12-18 in­cludes ballet, mod­ern and jazz tech­nique and af­ter­noon work­shops in mu­sic, theater and dance. Arts in Mo­tion Too! for ages 9-12 in­cludes ballet, mod­ern and jazz dance and theater tech­nique. Ap­pli­cants must be at a ballet 2+ level or higher and ap­proved by the pro­gram direc­tor. Stu­dents will learn a choreographed piece. Early Steps Per­form­ing Arts Camp for ages 2.5-10 in­cludes ex­plor­ing el­e­ments of dance and move­ment in­clud­ing chore­og­ra­phy, global mu­sic, dance tech­niques and art projects.

SES­SIONS: Arts in Mo­tion July 6-17; Arts in Mo­tion Too! July 20-24; Early Steps Per­form­ing Arts Camp July 20-31

COST: Tu­ition as­sis­tance is avail­able.

CON­TACT: 505-795-7088 www.dance­barns.com

Pa­jar­ito En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, Los Alamos

OF­FERS: En­rich­ment of chil­dren’s lives by strength­en­ing con­nec­tions to the nat­u­ral world.

SES­SIONS: Na­ture Odyssey: Su­per Sleuths in the Valles Caldera, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. June 8-12, grades 4-6 Na­ture Odyssey: Wet n’ Wild Along the Rio Grande, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 15-19, grades 4-6 Living Earth Adventure Pro­gram: Rio Grande to Valles Caldera, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., grades 7-8 Back­pack­ing Adventure for Teens, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., grades 9-12

COST: $325-$375, with re­duced rates for PEEC mem­bers

CON­TACT: SOAP@Pa­jar­i­toEEC.org www.Pa­jar­i­toEEC.org; 505-662-0460

Pan­de­mo­nium Pro­duc­tions’ Mu­si­cal Theatre Sum­mer Camp

OF­FERS: A chance to study act­ing, singing and danc­ing and to per­form in a Broad­way-style mu­si­cal at the James A. Lit­tle Theater. For ages 7-17.

SES­SIONS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day June 15-July 26 at the New Mex­ico School for the Arts

COST: $695. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able

CON­TACT: www.pan­de­mo­ni­umprod.org or 505-920-0704

PHOTO COUR­TESY GHOST RANCH

Fam­ily Week at Ghost Ranch in­cludes learn­ing about the area’s ge­ol­ogy and his­tory, hik­ing along the moun­tains, en­joy­ing mu­sic, arts and crafts, camp­fire fun and fire­works.

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