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April 1, 2009 > Cities offer numerous spring break camps

Cities offer numerous spring break camps

By Amisha Gandhi

Local cities offer students a variety of week-long camps during spring break. Since we are unable to include them all, the following provides an overview and contact information.

Kids can enjoy a variety of arts and crafts projects, fun field trips, swimming, outdoor games, and much more at Y Holiday Care camp. Geared for kids whose parents will be having a busy spring break, this YMCA program acts as both a day camp and care center. It is available at Pomeroy Elementary School, 1505 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas. Call (408) 263-8032 for more information.

Union City
Spring Escape Camp is open to children ages 5-11 years who will be enjoying various arts and crafts, games, cooking, drama, sports and a variety of field trips. Special activities planned include "Eggstravaganza," "Drive - in" movies, Spring Fling Discovery Kingdom, Wheels Day and BBQ at Old Alvarado Park.

Spring Rec-n-Crew Teen Camp is specially geared towards teens, ages 13 to 17, who will enjoy a variety of crafts, cooking, sports, and daily field trips at the Union City Leisure Services Center. Planned activities include a trip to Tech Museum in San Jose, Community Service and Swim Day, a trip to California's Great America, and a trip to Half Moon Bay for a Beach BBQ. Lunch not included with fee.

For more information on either program, call (510) 675-5488.

Ohlone For Kids offers spring break enrichment activities for children, ages 9 to 14, April 13-17 at the Ohlone-Newark campus, 39399 Cherry Street. Classes are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break at the Ohlone Cafˇ. Since there is both a morning and afternoon session, children can sign up for more than one class. Classes include Chess Skills and Tournament, Drawing and Cartooning, Passport to Adventure, CSI: Crime Scene Investigator, Seven Habits of an Effective Teen, Movie Making, and LEGO Robotics. For more information, visit or call (510)742-2304.

Kids will be able to join FC Gold Pride Academy on the field this spring break. Highly-skilled soccer coaches will train campers by employing the same techniques used with professional players. With fun drills and games, they will try to cultivate a passion for soccer among campers while helping them build confidence and teamwork skills on the field. Each player receives a camp T-shirt, soccer ball, and two vouchers for purchase of 2009 game tickets. This camp is April 6-9 at Futsal Republic, 21615 Hesperian Boulevard. For more information, e-mail or call 408-541-3224.

Fremont is conducting over 20 different spring break camps this year for children from 4 to 17. Activities vary from sports to cooking, fiber arts, and magic. Basketball, golf, tennis and horse riding are separate from camps that offer multiple sports. For a complete list, visit For more information, e-mail or call (510) 494-4300.

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