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Kids Summer - - Inside - — CAROLYN PAT­TEN

Li­braries and recre­ation cen­ters in Santa Fe, Es­panola and Los Alamos spon­sor fam­ily and child-ori­ented classes, pro­grams and ac­tivites through­out the sum­mer. Costs are low or free and reg­is­tra­tion is easy.


Es­pañola Public Li­brary spon­sors an eight-week sum­mer read­ing pro­gram for ages 3 to 17; a Thurs­day morn­ing story hour that in­cludes sto­ries, crafts and songs and a Su­per Satur­day Spe­cial for fam­i­lies on the third Satur­day of each month. Pro­grams are free; some re­quire reg­is­tra­tion. 313 N. Paseo de Oñate­panola/ 505-747-6087

Santa Fe Public Li­brary of­fers year-round pro­grams for tod­dlers to 12-year-olds at its main lo­ca­tion off the Plaza and its South­side and Oliver La­Farge branches. Sum­mer pro­grams in­cor­po­rat­ing read­ing, crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties are held ev­ery day but Sun­day. High­lights in­clude as­tron­omy, yo-yo tricks and a sum­mer reader party with magic show. Movies, do-ity­our­self projects, games and snacks for teens ages 13 to 18 are avail­able at the South­side branch each Thurs­day from 3:30-5:30 p.m. be­gin­ning June 4 and run­ning through July 30. All pro­grams are free.

Main Li­brary 145 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 505-955-6781

Oliver La­Farge Branch 1730 Llano St., 505-955-4862

South­side Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, 505-955-2820 ww.santafe­li­

Mesa Public Li­brary in Los Alamos puts on a free sum­mer read­ing pro­gram for ages 4-6 from 11 a.m.noon on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month. 2400 Cen­tral Ave., 505-662-8250 www.los­alam­­brary

Vista Grande Public Li­brary’s sum­mer read­ing pro­gram runs June 24 to Aug. 7. The read­ing club for grades K to 4 meets on Wed­nes­days 1-3 p.m. and in­cludes crafts, ac­tiv­i­ties and sto­ries that cel­e­brate he­roes. For preschool­ers and tod­dlers, the Fri­day morn­ing pro­gram of­fers songs and crafts. Pro­grams are free and reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Fam­ily Movie Nights are June 5, July 10 and Aug. 14 at 7 p.m., with free pop­corn. The Wags and Words pro­gram teams li­censed and trained ther­apy dogs with young read­ers who strug­gle with read­ing aloud. Chil­dren can sign up by call­ing the li­brary. 14 Avenida Torreon, 505-466-7323

Recre­ation cen­ters

Es­pañola’s Richard L. Lucero Recre­ation and Aquatic Cen­ter of­fers co-ed youth soc­cer, swim­ming lessons and a sum­mer youth camp. For de­tails as they are con­firmed, check the web­site. 313 N. Paseo de Oñate­ofes­ 505-747-6056

Los Alamos’ Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Cen­ter of­fers a va­ri­ety of pro­grams for all ages. For de­tails as they are con­firmed, check the web­site. 2760

Canyon Road

www.vis­it­los­ 505-662-8170

Brad­bury Science Mu­seum­seum 505-667-4444

City of Santa Fe Recre­ation Di­vi­sion over­sees Fort Marcy Recre­ation Com­plex, Gen­oveva Chavez Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, Mon­ica Roy­bal Youth Cen­ter, Car­los Oretega Teen Cen­ter and Sal­vador Perez Pool and Fit­ness Cen­ter, all of which of­fer sum­mer ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams for chil­dren and teens. For de­tails as they are con­firmed, check the web­sites.

Car­los Ortega Teen Cen­ter 737 Agua Fria St.­los_orte­ga_­teen_­cen­ter, 505-955-6860

Fort Marcy Recre­ation Com­plex 490 Bish­ops Lodge Road­marcy 505-955-2500

Gen­oveva Chavez Com­mu­nity Cen­ter

3221 Rodeo Road

www.chavez­cen­ 505-955-4000

Mon­ica Roy­bal Youth Cen­ter

737 Agua Fria St.­i­ca_roy­bal_y­outh_­cen­ter, 505-955-6751

Sal­vador Perez Pool and Fit­ness Cen­ter

601 Alta Vista St.­vador_perez_­com­plex, 505-955-2601

Randall Davey Audubon Cen­ter & Sanc­tu­ary

OF­FERS: Audubon Sum­mer Day Camps for ages 5-12, with one week for ages 4-5. Each week in­cludes science in­ves­ti­ga­tions, na­ture ex­plo­rations, cre­ative arts, sto­ries, hik­ing and ac­tive play in the out­doors. Youth vol­un­teer nat­u­ral­ist op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able for teens 13 and older.

SES­SIONS: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1– July 31

COST: $225 per week, with a 20 per­cent sib­ling dis­count for each ad­di­tional child. Be­fore and af­ter care for an added fee. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able.

CON­TACT: or Sa­man­tha Funk, 505-983-4609

Santa Fe An­i­mal Shel­ter & Hu­mane So­ci­ety

OF­FERS: First­hand look at an­i­mal shel­ter­ing. Camps for ages 10-13 pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity to work with an­i­mals through dog walk­ing and so­cial­iz­ing, cat so­cial­iz­ing, dog train­ing, learn­ing about house rab­bits, hu­mane ed­u­ca­tion, an­i­mal art­work and games.

SES­SIONS: For chil­dren new to the pro­gram, ba­sic camps are held June 1-5 and July 6-10. For chil­dren who have taken pre­vi­ous camps or have a strong in­ter­est in an­i­mal wel­fare, ad­vanced camps are held July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7. Camps are limited to 10 par­tic­i­pants.

COST: $300.

CON­TACT: Devin White

505-983-4309, Ext. 610 dwhite@sfhu­mane­so­ci­

Santa Fe Art In­sti­tute

OF­FERS: A col­lege prepara­tory, pro­ject­based, de­sign/build sum­mer in­ten­sive that pro­vides in­com­ing 10th to 12th graders an in­tro­duc­tion to ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign and crit­i­cal com­mu­nity en­gage­ment. Three hours of col­lege credit are avail­able.

SES­SIONS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day-Thurs­day, June 1–July 9. Stu­dents must com­mit to the en­tire six weeks. Held at the Santa Fe Uni­ver­sity of Art and De­sign and Santo Domingo Pue­blo.

COST: $1,595 for six weeks, in­clud­ing morn­ing snack, lunch, trans­porta­tion and en­try to off-site ac­tiv­i­ties and ma­te­ri­als. Col­lege credit costs ad­di­tional fee.

CON­TACT: de­sign-work­shop or 505-424-5050

Santa Fe Climb­ing Adventure Camp

OF­FERS: In­door and out­door climb­ing, wilder­ness sur­vival skills, hikes and other out­door-adventure-based ac­tiv­i­ties.

SES­SIONS: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 26-Aug. 24. Week­long camps for ages 5-8 and 9-13. In­door climb­ing classes 1-2:30 p.m. Tues­days and Thurs­days.

COST: $97.56 for eight in­door climb­ing classes and $349 for camps

CON­TACT: 505-986 8944 info@climb­ www.climb­

Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Col­lege

OF­FERS: Classes, half-day camps and full-day camps through­out the sum­mer. Classes in­clude Red Cross swim­ming lessons, car­toon­ing, art, video game de­sign and gui­tar. Half-day camps cover sub­jects like kids’ theater, Teen Writ­ing Jam, teen theater, fab­ric col­lage and weav­ing, Fash­ion De­sign Camp, cooking fun­da­men­tals, bak­ing and desserts and Teens in the Kitchen. Ac­tiv­i­ties at full-day, week­long camps in­clude Ropes Chal­lenge Adventure, geo­caching, High Ropes Adventure, Film Crit­ics Boot Camp and game pro­gram­ming with Alice or Scratch.

COST: $59-$360, depend­ing on the topic and length of ac­tiv­ity

CON­TACT: or 505-428-1676

Santa Fe Per­form­ing Arts

OF­FERS: Sum­mer youth pro­grams en­dorsed by the Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion of New Mex­ico.

SES­SIONS: Mon­day-Fri­day June 15July 26: kids 7-12 meet 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teens meet 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Both pro­grams cul­mi­nate in main-stage pro­duc­tions on the week­ends of July 17 and 24. Shows ti­tles to be an­nounced.

COST: $695, schol­ar­ships avail­able. Call 505-982-7992

email sa­bato@sf­per­fomin­ or visit www.sf­per­formin­

Santa Fe Moun­tain Kids

OF­FERS: Chil­dren 5-12 spend the day out­side con­nect­ing with na­ture, build­ing con­fi­dence and de­vel­op­ing a love of the out­doors. Pro­grams in­clude ad­vanced wilder­ness skills, sur­vival hunt­ing tools, fat tire adventure, Bug Out, Dirt De­tec­tives!, back­pack­ing, plein air art and adventure, Photo Sa­fari, Young Arche­ol­o­gists, Vol­ca­noes Rock!, Forts and Forests, First As­cent and the Won­ders of Wa­ter.

SES­SIONS: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon­day-Thurs­day

COST: $265 plus tax per week of camp; $295 plus tax for weeks with overnights. Back­pack­ing is priced separately. Some weeks have a small ma­te­ri­als fee.

CON­TACT: Katie Ma­caulay, sf­moun­ 505-699-6230

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences

OF­FERS: Move & Play Camps for ages 3-4, Imag­ine That! Camps for ages 5-6, Dis­cov­ery Camps for ages 7-8, Ex­plo­ration Camps for ages 9-13 and In­ves­ti­ga­tion Camps for age 13 and older. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude Ooey Gooey; Princesses, Dragons and Knights, Oh My!; Camp Minecraft; Project Run­way; back­pack­ing; Ja­pan Camp; and cod­ing.

SES­SIONS: June 8-Aug. 7, with no camp July 6-10

COST: Most cost $220. Fi­nan­cial aid is avail­able.

CON­TACT: or 505-438-8585

Santa Fe YMCA

OF­FERS: For grades K-6, sum­mer ad­ven­tures pro­mote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Chil­dren spend time in­doors and out­doors as ex­pe­ri­enced staff mem­bers lead a wide va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing arts and crafts, games, sk­its and songs, sports, swim­ming and weekly field trips. Math, science and char­ac­ter-build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties also of­fered.

SES­SIONS: May 26-end of July.

COST: $130 per week. Dis­counts and fi­nan­cial aid are avail­able for YMCA mem­bers and CYFD re­cip­i­ents.

CON­TACT: www.ym­ 505-424-8077 or visit 6600 Valen­tine Way

Skate­board School

OF­FERS: Var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and lessons for skate­board­ers of all ages. Sev­eral camps, in­clud­ing ramps and bowls and long­board­ing, are sched­uled in June and July.

SES­SIONS: See web­site

COST: See web­site

CON­TACT: www.skate­board­ or 505-474-0074

St. John’s Sum­mer Academy

OF­FERS: A week­long res­i­den­tial pro­gram open to 15- to 18-year-olds who are in­ter­ested in the great books and want to ex­pe­ri­ence what col­lege is like. Each of the ses­sions cen­ters on a theme and is or­ga­nized much like the un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gram, with read­ings, tu­to­ri­als and seminars. Par­tic­i­pants spend time with stu­dents from around the coun­try and the world, ex­plor­ing new ideas and experiencing the best of St. John’s res­i­den­tial life, in­clud­ing the dorms, dining hall, state-of-theart Stu­dent Ac­tiv­i­ties Cen­ter and fun cam­pus events like Mu­sic on the Hill. Stu­dents also visit the city’s mu­se­ums and ex­pe­ri­ence out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and live per­for­mances. Stu­dents can at­tend re­gard­less of whether they plan to ap­ply to St. John’s Col­lege.

SES­SIONS: June 21-27: Ori­gins and Or­der; June 28-July 4: Courage and the Soul; and July 5-11: Art and Na­ture

COST: $990 per week, which in­cludes room and board, books, off-cam­pus ex­cur­sions and trans­porta­tion to and from the air­port. Limited fi­nan­cial aid is avail­able for lo­cal high school stu­dents.

CON­TACT: For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, con­tact Anne Young at 984-6081. Cur­ricu­lum de­tails avail­able at http://ex­plore.sjcin­tel­lec­tual­ex­­gram.php.

Tur­tle World Ce­ram­ics

Of­fers: One-week, half-day Paint Your Own Pot­tery classes for chil­dren ages 9-14. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude clay hand build­ing, bisque paint­ing, slip cast­ing, glaz­ing and kiln ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ses­sions: Half-day ses­sions run from 8:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:15-4:30 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day. Call for be­gin­ning dates. Con­tin­ues through­out the sum­mer.

Cost: $175 per week in­clud­ing ma­te­ri­als

Con­tact: www.turtle­world­ce­ram­ 505-820-9891, 119 St. Michaels Drive, Units C and D

Wise Fool New Mex­ico Cir­cus Camp

OF­FERS: Day camps and half-day camps for kids who want to learn cir­cus skills.

SES­SIONS: Wee Kids Cir­cus Sum­mer Camp 9 a.m.-noon Mon­day-Fri­day, June 15-20, for ages 5 and 6, in­cludes ac­ro­bat­ics, stilt walk­ing, jug­gling, clown­ing and pup­petry. Cir­cus Sum­mer Camps 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day for ages 7-14, in­cludes stilt walk­ing, trapeze, jug­gling, aerial fab­ric, clown­ing, ac­ro­bat­ics and pup­petry. July 6-17 is for all lev­els and July 20-31 is for those with prior cir­cus ex­pe­ri­ence.

COST: Wee Kids $225, oth­ers $500

CON­TACT: www.wise­fool­newmex­ 505-992-2588

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