Offers: A one-week residential camp for children ages 8 to 16 with diabetes; held at the Manzano Mountain Retreat, 90 minutes outside Albuquerque in Torreon. Campers learn to understand diabetes and the process of self-management under skilled and continuous medical supervision. The goal is to make campers feel at ease and accepted in a community in which having diabetes is the rule, not the exception. Session: July 8-14 Cost: $475 Contact: diabetes.org/ADAcamp180 or 505-266-5716
Offers: Weeklong award-winning visual arts camps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders. Sessions: June 4-Aug. 10 at 1201 Parkway Dr. Registration available through the website. Cost: $125. All art materials, instruction and snacks are included. Contact: artsmartnm.org or 505-992-2787
Offers: Classes in creative dance, ballet, jazz, folklorico, flamenco, hip-hop and more for children age 3 and up. Sessions: Summer sessions begin June 4. Cost: See website Contact: aspensantafeballet.com or 505-983-5591 Monday-Friday, June 4-July 27, at various locations Cost: $700 per child for the entire summer. Children, Youth and Families Department child-care assistance is available. Contact: bgcsantafe.org or 505-474-0385 pizza and ice cream parties on Fridays. Sessions: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. for two weeks in June and July, plus a concert finale on the Saturday after camp ends. See website or call for session dates. Contact: 505-983-5906, candymansf. com or [email protected]dymansf.com and four participate in nature and outdoor activities, including kayaking, swimming, art, rock climbing, hiking and Friday field trips to Albuquerque. Outdoor Trekkers in grades five through seven enjoy kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, survival skills and Friday field trips to Albuquerque. Sessions: May 28-Aug. 10, including Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Full day: 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Short day: 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for kindergarteners and first-graders only. Sessions held at 935 Alto St. Cost: Full day: $310 per week plus tax; short day: $290 per week plus tax Contact: 505-988-7201 or childrensadventurecompany.org Offers: Young people ages 6 to 16 can express themselves through art during 12 weeks of camp. Themes include painting and sketching, sculpture, recycling, sewing and textiles. Kids bring snacks and lunch. Sessions: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 28-Aug. 17 at 1513 Third St. Before and after care available. Cost: $280 per week, plus tax. Materials included. Contact: dragonflyartstudioforkids. com or 505-670-5019 Offers: Special FX Filmmaking teaches younger kids (ages 8 to 10) filmmaking from concept to completion, including developing, writing, producing, shooting and directing a five- to 10-minute movie. Screening of rough cuts for family and friends takes place on the final day of camp. In Intensive Filmmaking/Acting, older kids (ages 11 to 14) create a movie, doing everything from scriptwriting to pre-production, directing, acting and filming.