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March 24, 2010 > Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Photos By courtesy of Irene Jordahl

Many summer camp programs have started registration. Activities are available for almost any preference and the bonus of making new friends. Each year, camps throughout the Greater Tri-City Area offer a host of sports, academic and creative camps that promise a blend of learning and fun. Each week, TCV will list Greater Tri-City area summer camps open for registration. Suggestions and additions are always welcome; contact us at tricityvoice@aol.com or call (510) 494-1999.


Fremont

Summer Camp Fair
On Saturday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a free event hosted by YMCA on 41811 Blacow Road will kick-off the summer camps fun, with freebies and a free camp t-shirt for those who sign up. For more information contact Associate Program Director, Deepa Mehta at (510) 657-5200 or dmehta@ymcaeastbay.org.

RegeRec offers a wide spectrum of activities ranging from art to cooking; horsemanship to hip hop; and rock-climbing to volleyball. For details visit www.RegeRec.com and go to the camp listings or call (510) 494-4300.

Sunnyside Day Camp
Children (ages 5-9) will participate in a full week camp packed with exciting new programs. Each week is a different theme and includes a visit to the Aqua Adventure Waterpark, nature hikes, crafts, singing, cooking and more. Register for this camp by Wednesday, March 31 for a free general admission ticket to Aqua Adventure Waterpark good Monday-Thursday, June 18 - August 29, 2010. For more information, call (510) 494-4349.

Daring and Dangerous camp at the historic Patterson House in Ardenwood Park is for kids ages 7-11.There will be indoor and outdoor fun, games and skill building all around the farm. Campers will keep track of all their accomplishments in a personal journal. For more information, call (510) 791-4196.

Parkside Day Camp (ages 6-10) is a half-day camp full of social experiences and friendship building opportunities: games, arts & crafts, songs, sports, science projects, and many other indoor and outdoor activities will fill the long summer days. Each week will be a different theme On Fridays, camp will meet at Ardenwood Farm to have some historic fun in the Patterson House and surrounding gardens and barnyard. For more information, call (510) 494-4344.

Lakeside Village Adventure (ages 10-12) will keep active children on the run with a host of great outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, fishing, team building, cooking, wildlife exploration and a weekly (Thursday) field trip to the Aqua Adventure Waterpark. For more information, call (510) 494-4349.

Young Apprentice Movie Magic Camp (ages 6-12)
Children will learn about the origin of film making in California, and the magic behind the scenes of making a motion picture. Children will create their own story, characters, script, set, and produce a short film. The children will take a field trip to Downtown Niles and visit the Niles Essanay Film Museum where they will watch a double feature: The Young Apprentice and Charlie Chaplin Classic Film.

Wacky Robots & Widgets (ages 7-12)
Build your very own robot to take home with you. Camp fee includes t-shirt, morning and afternoon snacks, a water bottle and non-carbonated beverages.

Basketball Camp (ages 4-7; 8-10; 11-14)
Participants will work on ball handling, shooting, passing, and play lots of fun games. Each child will also get a camp t-shirt. For more information, call (510) 791-4334.


This year the City of Fremont Parks and Recreation Department has new camps to offer:

At the Do It Yourself Camp participants (ages 7-12) will learn sewing, cooking, money management (opening a bank account), ironing, gardening and other items that come with doing things for oneself.
For more information, call (510) 494-4322.

Junior Rangers Summer Camps
Students (ages 6-10) will participate in a variety of hands on activities developed to encourage environmental appreciation and safety during any outdoor experience. For more information, call (510) 790-5541.



Hayward

Wildlife Camp
At Wildlife Camp, get close to animals like owls, opossums, and snakes in our serene park. Connect with nature in a fun, highly-interactive and curriculum-based program. Each week has a special theme and is packed with games, crafts, hikes, and animals. T-shirt and snack included. Register early and enter drawing for free class program. For more information contact Sulphur Creek Nature Center at (510) 881-6747. To register please visit www haywardrec.org. For those who register by April 30 they will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three free school educational programs, up to $150 value. Camps are designed for preschoolers till grade 5.



Milpitas

India Community Center (ICC) has a host of cultural and specialty summer camps for which registration has started. Cultural Immersion Camp, Movie Magic Camp, Bollywood Dance Camp, Bollyhop Camp, Chess Camp, Community Service & Leadership Camp and many more. ICC Sports and Table Tennis summer camps starting ages 5 are designed according to age-levels and ability as beginner, intermediate and advanced. For more information on each camp or to register visit call (408) 934-1130 or visit www.indiacc.org.



Newark

Sports Camps
Kim Oden, a Stanford Graduate, two time Olympian and former assistant volleyball coach at Stanford University will offer an instructional and fun volleyball clinic that will include individual skills work as well as team offense and defense work. For ages 13 and above, this clinic starts on July 24.

Learn the game of basketball or hone your skills at Jr. Cougar Basketball Camp. Children ages 8 through 12 will enjoy fun drills and practice proper ball handling. Advanced Cougar Basketball Camp is for ages 12 through 15. Elevate your game in this intense basketball camp featuring fun drills and scrimmages designed to bring out the best in each player.

The annual Cougars Girls Summer Basketball Camp (ages 8-15) is the place to be if you want to have fun and improve your overall offensive and defensive game. The camp is designed for players of all skill levels and abilities, beginning to advanced. The coach to camper ratio of 1:10 is strictly enforced. Older and younger players will be separated for many of the daily drills, games, and contests. All campers receive a camp t-shirt, and will have chances to win awards and prizes.

"Kidz Love Soccer camp" (ages 4.5-8 years) will teach soccer skills in a fun, recreational environment at Sports Field Park. All campers will receive a soccer ball and T-shirt. Campers should bring a full water bottle and a snack.

"Lego FUNgineering Camp"
Have fun playing with LEGO and learn a little about engineering and design basics at the same time. Each class will include planned projects, "free play" time, all geared towards a little added development of your child's creativity. For ages 5 through 9, this summer camp will include some new activities compared to the LEGO classes held during the school year. $30 materials fee is to be paid to instructor for fun, basic set of LEGOs, should be 500+ pieces. If your child already has a large bucket of basic LEGO pieces, please bring to first class and you won't need to pay the materials fee. Feel free to drop child off with a snack and bottle of water. For more information on this camp at Silliman Activity Center call (510) 578-4620 visit www.newark.org.

Mad Science camp
Mad Science camp will offer a variety of science topics to explore through hands-on lessons, experiments, and interactive demonstrations. All camps include a camp t-shirt, water bottle, morning and afternoon snacks, and cold water and non-carbonated beverages throughout the day. Full day campers must bring their lunch or purchase lunch through our Otter Alley Cafˇ. For more information on this camp at Silliman Activity Center call (510) 578-4620 visit www.newark.org.

Spy Academy camp (ages 5-12)
From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment. Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes. Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on view of the science that spies use.

Jet Cadets camp (ages 5-12)
This hands-on program will let you learn all about aerodynamics and the world above us. Explore the basic principles of flight, build airplanes, test them in wind tunnels, ride a hovercraft and construct balloon copters. Discover the mysteries of the galaxy, learn about celestial navigation, and take home a rocket that you have built yourself.

"Fizz-ical Phenomena and Che-Mystery" camp (ages 5-12)
Have tons of fun experimenting all kinds of chemical reactions, including growing your own crystals, making sidewalk chalk, and a chromatography t-shirt to keep.

For more information on all the above camps call (510) 578-4620 or visit www.newark.org.



Union City

Get a head start on planning your child's summer vacation by participating at the Union City Leisure Services Early Bird Summer Camp Sign-up Night on Wednesday, March 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Holly Community Center located at 31600 Alvarado Blvd. in Union City. This is a special opportunity to preview and register for day camp programs before regular registration begins. For more information call (510) 675-5488 or visit www.UnionCity.org.

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