Children's Summer Activities

June 5, 2013 

Yosemite Badgers Sports Camp

Monday, June 17 -- Thursday, June 20, Yosemite High School

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day -

Football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, water polo, track, soccer and cheer.

Registration fee: $80 for all four days of instruction, lunch, snacks and camp T-shirt. Details: Michelle Chenowith, (559) 683-4667.


Boys & Girls Club

Nine weeks of themed activities and field trips (with membership). Field trips on a first come, first serve basis.

Programs include gardening, arts & crafts, swimming, reading program, Reimers Candy Factory, Blackbeards, movies, basketball, ropes course, Wild Water Adventures, Skywalk Trampoline, Chaffee Zoo. Details: (559) 683-4600, bgcoakhurst.com.

Soccer Camp: July 15-19, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -- Bass Lake Education Foundation. $80. Details: (559) 676-7532.


Calvin Crest day camps

June 17 - 21: Science Camp: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Activities include local and natural history and wildlife adventures. $105 first child, $75 each additional child.

July 29 - Aug. 2: Art & Music Camp: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $105 first child, $75 each additional child.

Both camps for five to 10-year-olds and both camps include breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Overnight Camp: Seven week-long camps including lodging, all meals and activities. Details: (559) 683-4450, calvincrest.com


Vacation Bible schools

Sierra Pines Church: June 17-21, 9 a.m. - Noon. $20 (scholarships available). Details: (559) 683-2882.

Yosemite Lakes Community Church: July 14-19 and July 24-28, 9 a.m. - Noon. No fee. Details: (559) 658-7447.

Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church: Aug. 5-9, mornings. No fee. Details: (559) 683-6742.


Sugar Pine Camp

Kids Camp (third through sixth grade): $299. July 14-19, July 21-26 and July 28 - Aug. 2. $299.

Junior and Senior High: July 14-19. $349.

Junior High: July 21-26 and July 28 - Aug. 2. $349.

Senior High: Aug. 4 - 9. $349.

Family Camp: Labor Day Weekend: Call for pricing.

Prices include lodging, all meals and most of activities including swimming, canoeing, volleyball, archery, zip line, paint ball and high ropes course. Details: Debbie Kilby, (559) 683-4938, ext. 101, sugarpine.org.


Camp Green Meadows

June 10 - 14 Summer Camp: For incoming sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Environmental education through hikes, games and Yosemite field trips. $300 includes lodging and all meals. Details: Bob Bassett, (559)642-0122 campgreenmeadows.com/summercamp.


Oakhurst Library's Summer Reading Program:

Reading is Delicious: For children 4 years old to fourth grade.

June 19 - July 31, Oakhurst Branch Library:

Wednesday, June 19, 10 a.m. - Magician Chris Lopez

Wednesday, June 26, 10 a.m. - Steve Riley

Wednesday, July 3, 10 a.m. - No program

Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. - V.E.G. Strong

Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. - Extreme Science Food

Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. - Mr. Bubble Man

Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. - Finale Party

Weekly prizes for attendance, turning in reading logs, highest weekly reading score in each age group, highest overall reading score.

Teen Summer Reading Program: For fifth grade and up.

June 19 - July 31

Wednesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m. - Magician Chris Lopez

Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 a.m. - Steam Punk Designs

Wednesday, July 3, 11:30 a.m. - No program

Wednesday, July 10, 11:30 a.m. - Creative Painting

Wednesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m. -"The World of Pizza" in Oakhurst with "A Piece of Cake"

Wednesday, July 24th at 11:30am -- Marine Mammals

Wednesday, July 31st at 11:30am -- Finale Party

Library summer reading programs -- theme, "Reading is so Delicious."


North Fork Library Summer Reading

2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, June 12 through July 24 for ages 4 years old through fifth grade.

June 12 -- Illustration fun with Steven Riley.

June 19 -- Magician Chris Lopez.

June 26 -- Monterey Marine Mammals.

July 3 -- No program.

July 10 -- VEG Strong-Vigorously Eat to Grow Strong.

July 17 -- Extreme Science Magic.

July 24 -- A Berry Delicious Reading by Karen Adler.

4 p.m., Wednesdays, June 12 through July 24 for sixth through 12th grade.

June 12 -- Illustration fun with Steven Riley.

June 19 -- Wild Edible Eats Challenge.

Steampunk Designs with Diana Polly.

July 3 -- No program.

July 10, 17, 24 -- Become a Playwright with Carol Wolf.

The student who reads the most minutes will win a Nook Reader. Details: (559) 877-2387.

Weekly prizes for attendance, turning in reading logs, highest weekly reading score in each age group, highest overall reading score. Details: Dale Rushing, (559) 683-4838, reading logs at OakhurstFOBL.com.

Teen Writing Workshop: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesday sessions starting June 25. Led by published author Jennifer Moss. $45 to benefit Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Details: Dale Rushing, (559) 683-4838, dale.rushing@sjvls.org.


Summer Music Camp

Yosemite High School - 9 a.m. - Noon, June 19-28. Open to all fifth grade through high school senior music students. Under the direction of Randy Hyatt. $50 per student. For students to brush up on music skills and be ready for the fall season. Camp concludes with mini-concert and barbecue on June 28. Details: Randy Hyatt, (559) 683-4667, ext 243, rhyatt@yosemiteusd.com.


Children's Dance Camp

Ages 6-8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday and Wednesday. Ages nine and up, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Hop-Hop, Flapper, Broadway, comedy dance and more. July 8 - Aug. 1. Cost $65 per week. Community Dance and Theatre, 35686 Highway 41, Coarsegold. (559) 642-6555, communitydanceandtheater.com.


Children's Theatre and Comedy Camp

Ages 8 and up, 9 a.m. - Noon, Monday through Thursday. Theater, comedy and improv. Camp ends with a dinner show. Aug. 5-9. Cost $100. Community Dance and Theatre, 35686 Highway 41, Coarsegold. (559) 642-6555, communitydanceandtheater.com.

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