2019 Youth Summer Camps

We've got a huge selection of summer camps this year!

• Art Camps • Theater, Dance & Fashion Camps

Engineering/STEM Camps •  Athletic CampsTennis Camps 

 • Preschool Summer Camp





Fine Art Camp
Age 8-13
Monday-Thursday • 9-1pm • $250
July 8 - July 11
Jackson Elementary, Ruppel Center   

Come experience the wonderful world of art and creativity! Young artist will learn hands-on techniques and expand their creative knowledge in sketching, painting, watercolor, fabric art, charcoal, pastels, foil art, cartooning and much more. Studies include abstract, landscapes, animals, surrealism, realism and famous artists. Our final project is an art show exhibiting our masterpieces. Dress for mess and bring a sack lunch. Please bring $25 supply fee to first class. Instructor: Suzanne Bell

Art Exploration Camp
Ages 5-10
Monday-Thursday • 9-1pm • $115
July 15 - 18th

July 22 - July 25
Jackson Elementary, Ruppel Center   
Children will create numerous projects throughout the week as they explore a variety of art mediums, including watercolor, oil pastel, painting, sketching, and multi-media. Projects will be integrated with lessons in literature,science, geography, and art history.  Students will enjoy every moment of these hands on classes where they will put their creativity and imagination to work! Bring a sack lunch and $30 supply fee payable to instructor at first class. Instructor: Janelle Brewer

Firefly Art

Ages 5-12
Monday - Friday • $249*  (*Early Bird Fee till April 30)

June 17 - June 21 9am-2pm

Oak Meadow Elementary School Gym
Get ready to explore a whole new world under the sea.  Join us as we follow the mermaids down into the blue depths, reveal the playfulness of seahorses, and discover the incredible wonders of the Narwhals.  Campers need only bring a lunch (nut free); we will supply the rest!  From sea turtles to blow fish, we will capture the wonders of the ocean within our art masterpieces.  Dont miss out on a variety of messy media; including paint and 3-D sculptures!  Camp will finish with an invitation to our artist gallery, wihich showcases projects created during our week of camp.

Chess Camp
Instuctor: California Chess Academy
Ages 6-12
Monday - Thursday • $146

June 24- June 27 9:30am-12pm

CSD Pavilion
Develop your understanding of the King of Games. Perfect for beginners and those looking to improve their skills. Chess is fun and exciting with benefits that go beyond the board itself.





Theater Arts Camp

Ages 8-18  • $206

June 17 - June 21
Rolling Hills Middle School - MP Room

A one week camp which allows students to develop self-confidence and language skills while having fun participating in theatre related activities and games.  This experience will imporve student's verbal and non-verbal expression, their ability to express and utilize feelings and emotions, and their understanding of playing roles and how the roles are interrelated.  Creative dramatics activities provide a framework for greater competence in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and creative and critical thinking.  Students will perform for their family and friends on June 21 at 2pm.

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Summer Dance Camps 2019!
Ages 6-12  • $187
M-Th  • 9am-12pm
July 15-18 Summer Dance Experience (EDDA South, 3921 Sandstone Dr. #4)
Presented by El Dorado Dance Academy
Come dance with us in a week full of fun and adventure! Learn dance technique and have fun making new friends and great memories, learning different styles of dance including Ballet/ Lyrical, Hip-Hop/Jazz, and Musical Theater! Dancers of all levels are welcome and will have a chance to perform what they have learned in our mini showcase at the end of the week. All Summer Camps will culminate in an exciting “In House Performance” on Thursday at 12 noon. Bring cameras and flowers! Dress code on website: www.eldoradodance.com

Ages 8-17  • $250
M-Th  • 10am-2pm
July 8 - July 11
Location: Isabel Azam Design Studio, EDH
July 22 - July 25th
Location: CSD Norm Rowett Pavilion
Fashion enthusiast get to explore the fashion industry from original inspiration research, fashion sketching, fabrics and trim sourcing to sewing a garment and doing a finale fashion photoshoot and presentation of their designs. 2018 Fashion Camp students will be apart of the KIDS CREATE FASHION SHOW at the end of July 2018. Sewers of all levels welcome, projects will be based on prior experience. Please bring $35 materials and fabric fee to the first meeting payable to instructor and a sack lunch each day.
Jaleh Naasz has a MFA in Fashion design, is the owner of custom fashion brand, Isabel Azam and has been teaching fashion at the college level for the last 11 years. www.isabelazam.com  Instagram: Isabel Azam, Reviews: yelp.com/biz/isabel-azam-lafayette

New!  Nature Explorers
Instructor: American River Conservancy Staff
Ages 7-12
Seeking adventure this summer?  This 3-day camp will teach participants how to safely explore and navigate the wonders of the natural world!  We will learn how to observe our surroundings, using field guides to identify plants and animals and learning how to record them in a nature journal.  Explorers have to be resourceful too!  We willhow to make a rope out of plants and how to tie useful knots.  Reading maps and compasses will ensure we stay on the right path.  This exploration camp is designed for the inquistive and curious beginner, no prior outdoor experience necessary!  Please send your camper with a reuseable water bottle and a packed lunch.
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NASA - Journey into Outer Space
Ages 6-12  • $174/5 classes

June 17-21 9am-12pm

Brooks Elementary School Gym
Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery. See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work in a real rocket launch. Explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond. Watch star dust burn, and journey through a galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars. Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in the "mad" planetary tour. Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light as you learn about space phenomena. Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight and then perform spacecraft repairs. This is an experience that is truly out of this world!

Crazy Chemworks
Ages 6-12  • $174/5 classes

June 24 - June 28 1-4pm
Brooks Elementary School Gym
Get ready to lose your mind in the vast and exciting world of chemistry! This camp is full of reactions, observations, solutions, suspensions, explosions, concoctions, perplexions, digestions, reflections, and Dalmatians (kidding), just to name a few! You will challenge your friends in the labware game, combat evaporation, be amazed at the awesome power of glue technology and trigger shocking chemical reactions.

Ages 6-12  • $174/5 classes

July 22--July 26 9am-12pm
Brooks Elementary School Gym
An ecological adventure - Campers will find themselves stranded on an island...now what?! Work together using the supplies you have to learn to survive until you are rescued. Create shelters, use water filtration systems, and study the island's animals. Learn how to harness the sun's energy to create solar cookers, communicate with technology, and work as a team! Campers will build daily projects to survive and escape the island. Don't forget your new duct tape flip flops on your journey back home!

Mad Lab
Ages 6-12  • $174/5 classes

July 15 - July 19   9am-12pm
Brooks Elementary School Gym
Come to the Mad Lab and go scientifically bonkers with a super cool variety of science topics. In Radical Reactions you'll create gasses, control chemical reactions and even generate power - with chemicals! In Chemical Counting you'll see awesome chemical magic, build model molecules and electroplate coins! In Cell City you'll build models of the inner machinery of cells, unravel DNA and break a secret code. In Birds and the Beasts you'll examine bugs and birds and even what they just ate - yuck! In Organ Trail you'll learn about the amazing YOU from the inside out - from bones to brains to heart and lungs and more!

Early Engineers - Blast Off Into Space Camp
Ages 5-12  • $259*/5 classes (*Early Bird Fee till April 30th)

July 8 - July 12th   9am-2pm
Oak Meadow Elementary School Gym - MP Room
Join us as we explore the universe beyond our planet's borders!  Each day will focus on a different field of engineering.  We'll learn about areospace, craters, satellites, rovers, and much more!  Also, don't miss out on our rocket lanuch on the last day of camp.  Campers need only bring a lunch(nut free); we will supply the rest.  We'll have fun creating a hydraulic turbine, LEGO satellite, L'Nex motorized all terrain-rover, and othe space travel necessities.



Kid's & Junior Kayaking Camps
Ages 8-14  • $169

Schedule & Registration
Instructor: Current Adventures Kayak School
Location: Lake Natoma. Please contact (530) 333-9115 for details
SAFE, Fun, Educational. Kids love kayaking and most take to it almost instantly. For over 20 years we've offered these classes as a great way to harness some of their boundless energy and curiosity. Using equipment designed for kids, fun, camaraderie, water safety and outdoor education are our primary goals in these personal, small groups. Kids learn through a variety of games, group activities & exploration for turtles, tadpoles and other critters. Note: Fee includes 10% State Park fee, parking is extra.

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Equestrian Day Camp
Ages 7 & up  • $400

Instructor: Malinda Kregoski
Location: Equine Unlimited Inc, 3984 Green Valley Rd., Rescue
Schedule & Registration
Campers are divided into groups, to provide riders with activities appropriate to their skill levels. They will learn to safely groom, tack up and care for their horse or pony. Includes activities that promote goo horsemanship, craft projects and swimming. A list of what to bring is provided at www.equineunl.com.

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Kiddie Horse Day Camp
Ages 4-6  • $275

Instructor: Malinda Kregoski
Location: Equine Unlimited Inc, 3984 Green Valley Rd., Rescue
Schedule & Registration
Horse loving boys and girls will be divided into groups, based on their ability and skill levels. Campers will learn to safely groom, tack up and care for their horse or pony. A list of what to bring is provided at www.equineunl.com.

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Junior Tennis Camp
Ages 9-16  • $200/5 classes
Monday to Friday 10am-12pm
Promontory Park
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