April 17, 2007 > Summer camps -Gymnastics and Arts
Summer camps -Gymnastics and Arts
By Vidya Pradhan
The Tri-City area boasts of a number of gymnastic academies that train young gymnasts for competitive events and provide an excellent source of indoor fun. While all have year round training for all ages, some schools also offer summer camps with a mix of fun and exertion for the young athlete in your family. Contact your local city recreational services (listed at the end of this article) for additional camp activities.
Bay Aerials Gymnastics - Located at 4883 Davenport Place
Contact at www.bayaerials.com or call (510) 651-5870.
-Happy Feet Camp - Happy Feet Camp is for campers ages 3 - 6. Camp is a fun filled session of fitness and gymnastics fun. Camps run from June 18-August 24. Two sessions - 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m. Extended care available.
-Gymnastic Camps - Ages 6-12. Camp is fun filled with age and skill level appropriate gymnastics and fitness. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care available.
Top-Flight Gymnastics - Located at 5127 Mowry Ave.
Contact at www.topflightfremont.com or call (510) 796-3547
-Recreational Camps - Ages 6 and up. Both full day and half day sessions are available. Weekly sessions run July 9-August 24. Morning session runs 9 a.m. to 12 noon and afternoon session from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
-Pre-School Camp - Ages 3-6. Two sessions: July 9 - July 13 and August 13 -August 17. Morning session runs 9 a.m. to 12 noon and afternoon session from Noon to 3 p.m.
The Little Gym - located at 5700 New Park Plaza
Contact at www.thelittlegym.com or call (510) 794-6660
-Anytime Summertime Kids Camp - Ages 3 and up. Weekly sessions run from June 18-August 24. Morning session are from 9 a.m. to Noon and afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Little Gym - located at 309, S. Abbott Ave.
Contact at www.thelittlegym.com or call (408) 262-3333
-Anytime Summertime Kids Camp - Ages 3 and up. Weekly sessions run from June 18-August 24. Morning sessions are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For the budding young artist, summer camps offer a diverse range of art styles to experiment and learn from while having fun. Here we cover art camps offered by the recreational departments of cities in the area.
Summer Art Day Camps - Students will be introduced to the basic elements of art, line, shape, color, texture and space and how to incorporate these into their artwork. Ages 7 to 12. Weekly camp run July 9-July 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camps are held at the Adobe Art Center, 20395, San Miguel Ave, Castro Valley. For more information see www. haywardrec.org.
Color me Mine Ceramic Adventures - Students will learn ceramic painting techniques on various themes. Ages 8-12. Weekly camps run from June 18 -August 24. Call (510) 494-4228 for information. Two sessions - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Color me Mine Teens Ceramic Camp -Ceramic painting techniques on various themes geared to teens. Ages 10-16. Weekly camps run from July2 -August 17. Call (510) 494-4228 for information. 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Color Me Mine
43301 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Fremont Recreation Department:
Clay Camp - Students learn to manipulate clay. Ages 5-14. Weekly camps run June 18 -June 29. 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon.
Cook' n Art Camp - Campers use their creative talents to explore art and create cooking projects all in one class. Ages 5-11. Weekly camps run from June 18 - August 17. Call (510) 494-4228 for information. Two sessions -9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on Fremont camps check out the activities guide at www.regerec.com.
Summer Art Camp - Campers will explore the Wild West through art. Ages 7-12. July31- August 2. 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Pastel Art Camp - Art with pastel chalks. Ages 7-12. July31- August 2. 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
For more information on Milpitas camps check out www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov.
The city of Newark's recreational guide comes out end of April. While no camps are specifically offered on the above subjects, there are weekly summer camps that include field trips and outdoor fun. Check out www.ci.newark.ca.us for periodic updates on activities available.
City Recreational Services:
Fremont: www.regerec.com (510) 494-4300
Newark: www.ci.newark.ca.us (510) 742-4400
Milpitas: www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov (408) 586-3210
Hayward: www. haywardrec.org. (510) 881-6700
Union City*: www.ci.union-city.ca.us (510) 675-5488
*Early Bird Summer Camp Sign-Up Night is Wednesday, March 21, 6 - 8 p.m. Holly Community Center, 31600 Alvarado Boulevard.