2015 Summer camp directory
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: email@example.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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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: email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
CONTACT: www.gentlenudgeschool.net or 505-982-0879
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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.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
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.