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Summer Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students entering grades 8-12 who are interested in learning jazz, improvisation and jazz appreciation. Students receive both one to one and group instruction. The camp focuses on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts and phrasing, along with jazz history and appreciation. Daily classes are held in the VAPA complex at Cabrillo College, with the final day performance on the famous Kuumbwa Jazz Center stage.
Learn to Discover’s passion is to bring high-quality technology education to students from pre-Kindergarten through and beyond beyond Grade 12. These students might be in public schools, private schools and/or homeschools. Our main focus areas are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), design skills, and art, and may be expanded to other areas as demand and market research dictates.
Get your summer on! Experience ultimate summer fun when you join our amazing camps! We have one of the largest arrays of summer camps under the sun, with hundreds to choose from! For the budding innovator, we offer Technology, Engineering & Multi Media, & Academic Camps. Creative programs include Youth Theater, Dance, Music & Art, Cooking and more! Sports? We have it! Every sport you can imagine is available, whether you prefer the traditional sports such as Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Gymnastics Camps or the more extreme activities such as Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving or Horseback Riding. We have something for everyone! We also offer weekly Adventure Day Camps for parents looking for a full day of seamless fun! Influenced by themes each week, camps will include crafts, sports, specially activities, cooking, outdoor play and a weekly field trip to an off-site destination, all run by our fantastic LGS Recreation staff. If you have a teen looking for a more meaningful summer, sign up for our Leadership Training Camp opportunities – two great experiences to choose from this summer!
Our summer program provides a unique opportunity for your child to become connected to the outer world of the environment and their inner world of peace. Through games, stories, art, movement, hiking, and drama we will learn about the interconnected nature of the forest and the coastal habitats. Through yoga, breathing, centering, and silent walks in the redwoods we will explore our emotions, gratitude, and our peaceful inner world. Through unrestricted time to explore and discover the world on our own timeline, we will be able to enjoy the pleasures of unstructured summer time enjoyment.
Holy Cross Preschool believes that each child has the ability to strive and challenge themselves through curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, engaging and unique to meet each child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development. Holy Cross Preschool provides our students with a strong foundation of faith, while preparing them to continue their education at Holy Cross School. Please visit the link above to learn more about our program!
At Santa Cruz Children’s School, your child will be part of a community of learners that includes students, parents, and teachers. Students love being at school and thrive in an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity, and kindness. Students progress at their own pace with confidence and passion in a safe and nurturing environment. Founded and run by teachers, your child can expect to enjoy learning at Santa Cruz Children’s School.
“The greatest thing about Santa Cruz Montessori, for me, is all the great friends I made while I was there. The environment allows you to develop great relationships with people.”—SCM Alum Our summer session includes a range of fun and stimulating sessions in sports, arts, outdoor education, and academic enrichment. From part-time to full-day programs, each with a special focus, you have the flexibility to plan an active, exciting, and educational summer for your child. Please call for a complete schedule of summer classes and summer camps. Santa Cruz Montessori summer programs are open to children from ages 18 months to 12 years. Each of our classes/camps is limited in the number of children attending, and the small class size allows us to provide attention to each child in a family atmosphere.
Campers can expect to get their hands dirty while exploring pieces of Live Earth’s 150 acres in both organic vegetable row crop production and fruit orchards. In addition to learning about life as an organic vegetable farmer, campers will spend time getting to know our herd of goats, our milking cow, Bella, and visit with the chickens. Campers will assist in daily chores of our animals, while learning about the benefits of humane livestock management.bb
For almost 30 years, Camp Gateway has been providing memorable summers for campers and parents. We support and encourage our campers in a genuine environment, giving them opportunities to explore new subjects, form new and lasting friendships and of course, …to have fun and simply be a kid! We offer a medley of programs and classes that produce a diverse, creative, and enriching summer! Our enthusiastic Camp Gateway staff is deeply committed to nurturing an atmosphere that encourages camper development, community, and imagination.
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Welcome to Kennolyn’s Day Camp! We offer a traditional, structured program designed to foster emotional, social and physical growth in each camper, while embracing the power of fun, play and adventure. We are excited you would like to join our camp family and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Adventure, Outdoor Cooking, Archery, Swimming, Vaulting, Hiking, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Animal Care and “Happy Shiny Fun Ball”, BMX
Encourage your children to explore new areas of interest this summer while meeting new friends and creating memories that will last a lifetime! We emphasize fitness, safety, nutrition, and most of all FUN! Camp Seascape is located at Seascape Sports Club in Aptos, California adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and runs Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, Extended hours are available. Transportation to and from Camp may be provided, for an additional fee.
Capoeira is a fun and fantastic opportunity for kids to be exposed to a unique blend of martial arts, music, culture and camaraderie. This class is for new and continuing. Become familiar with the name of movement, learn how to play the instruments, I’m thinking additional songs. The focus will be on becoming a proficient capoeirista through games and exercise. McPherson Street location: Mon & Wed 4:00-5:00 ages 5-7 Tues & Thurs 5:00-6:00 ages 8-11 Mon & Wed 5:00-6:00 ages 12-15 Aptos Grange location: Friday 4:15-5:15
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Each summer the Santa Cruz City YSC sponsors soccer camps to promote the game and advance the skills of the kids playing in the club. The Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that organizes a recreational youth league, competitive youth teams, advanced player training programs including futsal, 4v4, striker and goalkeeper training, summer camps and more. Established in 1982, the club serves the city of Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon, Davenport, and Happy Valley.
Activities for kids include may surfing, tennis, swimming, ballet, tap dance, bicycle care, sea kayaking, river kayaking, lawn bowling, massage, yoga, seafood foraging, veggie cooking, paper mache, watercolor, recorder, knitting, gymnastics, ocean awareness, sccitylogo.gifPolynesian dance, tempera painting, tumbling, swing dance, junior explorers, adventure camp, campspot, supercamp, Camp Cruz at Westlake Elementary, Camp Cruz at Beach Flats, Camp Cruz at Laurel Park; Kids’ Korner Coop at Harvey West Park, After School Recreation at Bayview Elementary and Natural Bridges Elementary, aerobic kickboxing, disc golf, rock climbing, junior theater, woodworking, field sketching, archery, hiking, foxtrot, picture framing, photography, Celtic Dance, creative clay, family martial arts, Tae Kwon Do, tap, jazz, hip hop, tempera painting, archery, Polynesian Dance, Santa Cruz Children’s Theater. www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pr/parksrec/ See Santa Cruz Summer for summer camps in Santa Cruz
We believe that children need to live vigorously in an environment that invites learning, and we know that they will thrive given the time, the space, the resources, and the gentle and respectful guidance of skilled mentors. Much as we value core academic skills, we also find it important to nurture and protect childhood, giving kids the chance to do things like climb, dig, run, unicycle, gaze at the clouds, sing, prepare and share food, and feel the earth beneath their feet.
Dream Maker Creative is a do-it-yourself craft studio and mini makerspace, where children and adults can exercise their creativity and explore a variety of artisan type crafts. Our relaxed and inviting studio is the craft space you wish you had at home! We offer a variety of classes for children and adults, day camps and craft clubs, family events, open-studio times where you can choose and complete a project from our craft menu, and a place for private arts and craft parties.
All About Theatre has been offering theatrical training and quality productions to the greater Santa Cruz County community for over thirteen years now. We focus our energy and creativity on training our students in all the areas of performing arts; dance, acting and singing. We are honored to say that we have produced over 100 full-scale productions with up to 12-piece orchestrations. We have a year round academy of classes and workshops that should appeal to children aged 3 and up, and are working on our classes and productions for adults.
After School AdventuresPLAY. CONNECT. EXPLORE.
After School Adventures is an after school program for 1st – 5th graders located at Mount Hermon’s Ponderosa Lodge. Come play, connect, and explore as we have adventures in the great outdoors after school. Mount Hermon has a unique environment to offer: You’ll stand in the shadow of old growth redwoods, play around native oaks and ponderosa pines, discover critters, run wild on a large open grassy field, explore our eco lab, dip your feet in the cool clear water of shady creeks, make nature crafts, wander on winding nature trails, and explore. Come join us and let’s have and After School Adventure!
The mission of WEST Performing Arts is to provide youth and families a creative outlet and training ground that cultivates and treasures the imaginative process. We provide educational experiences in literature, performing, expressive and creative arts through classes and productions. We give young artists and audiences the invaluable knowledge that their imaginations have had a positive and profound impact on their world.
At Finish Line Productions we are committed to creating events where every athlete can be challenged and have fun. Our events include running, triathlon, duathlon, and training camps. Our events won’t be huge, but we hope you will walk away saying that they are some of the best events around. We have a specific philosophy about our events and the first thing is they have to be fun while still being challenging!
Each program encourages and promotes creativity, cooperation and community building; and helps to foster kids’ self-discovery, empathy and compassion in action. Campers will develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills. All programs at Mount Madonna School (MMS) are taught by experienced MMS teachers. Horse Camp, hosted at the nearby Mount Madonna Stables (Stables) is led by qualified instructors. Transportation will be provided in vans driven by MMS teachers and staff.
Almost every month, Quaker Center offers a workshop on topics of interest to Quakers and others. These programs are open to the general public. Scholarships are available for those in need. z Childcare is available at all Quaker Center workshops. Be sure to let the directors know about childcare needs ahead of the workshop. To be added to our mailing list or to receive electronic notice of flyers for our programs, please send us your name, address, and/or email address. Quaker Center does not sell or trade names on our mailing list to anyone for any reason.
Basketball Jones Hoop Camps is a great avenue for any young basketball player who is looking to improve their basketball game. The Basketball Jones Hoop Camps program meets the needs of all skill levels for any boy or girl between the ages of 6-15.
Our summer session includes a range of fun and stimulating sessions in sports, arts, outdoor education, and academic enrichment. From part-time to full-day programs, each with a special focus, you have the flexibility to plan an active, exciting, and educational summer for your child. Please call for a complete schedule of summer classes and summer camps. Santa Cruz Montessori summer programs are open to children from ages 18 months to 12 years. Each of our classes/camps is limited in the number of children attending, and the small class size allows us to provide attention to each child in a family atmosphere.
Learn to Discover’s passion is to bring high-quality technology education to students from pre-Kindergarten through and beyond beyond Grade 12. These students might be in public schools, private schools and/or homeschools. Our main focus areas are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), design skills, and art, and may be expanded to other areas as demand and market research dictates. Learn to Discover was incorporated on April 10, 2008 as a 501 c(3) charitable organization.
Teach By-The-Beach offers a rare combination of teaching and therapeutic approaches to individuals with educational or communicative needs. Jane Tyler, the Director, holds multiple Master’s degrees, and has served as a public school teacher, speech therapist, reading specialist, and resource specialist for 23 years. She is an award-winning educator whose dedication is outstanding
Santa Cruz Performing Arts (SCPA) is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide classes, programs, and events where individuals can develop skills in music, dance, and theater, thereby fostering self-esteem and an appreciation of the arts.
To offer young people the opportunity to learn about and participate in quality professional theatre in a supportive environment where they can acquire communication, performance and technical skills, develop character and self-esteem, experience the pride of accomplishment and the joy of working as a team. KIDS ON BROADWAY is a non-profit, year-round performing arts organization serving the greater Santa Cruz community for children and teenagers ages 6-14, and provides an enriching, bonding, and creative experience for the entire family.
At Dancenter, we see dance as a springboard for learning important life skills. Children and teens learn values such as cooperation, self-discipline, dependability, respect for others, punctuality, and the reward of working hard for far-reaching goals. Adults appreciate our atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance. Our studios have state-of-the art sprung floors covered with Marley where applicable. Our dancers’ safety and well-being is our primary focus. So come join the fun!
We’ve been innovating this year at All Saints’ and our Summer Program is no exception. Our newly designed program offers a host of new classes in ceramics, sewing, arts/crafts, movement, technology, STEM, music, and our first ever ALL DAY performing arts camp during the week of July 10-14 when Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will come to life! Our age appropriate program for Middle School students is new and taught by some of All Saints’ favorite and most passionate teachers. This year you will also experience a new ‘feel’ on campus. We have brought back some of our alumni and even some current students to add a dose of extra fun and to ensure your child will not only have the learning experience that you desire but all the summer fun that creates lasting memories.
Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center(TWDCC) facilitates a working home for professional world & contemporary dance artists, while providing dance education that is committed to access, equity, and excellence. Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center’s (TWDCC) programming nurtures, promotes and supports professional and emerging artists from Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. While allowing traditional art forms to flourish, we encourage world and contemporary artists to take risks, probe traditional definitions, and forge new ideas. Unique to Santa Cruz, Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center(TWDCC) provides a platform for artists of color, artists using traditional structures in contemporary performance to tell their story, and artists looking to breakthrough established forms of presentation. TWDCC provides ongoing community conversation; audiences have opportunities to watch, engage, and learn from performance, curated festivals, artists talks, and community dance classes. TWDCC links artists, audiences, and community through our cultural center on the Tannery Arts Center Campus and through partnerships with civic and cultural organizations throughout Santa Cruz County.
Catalyst Soccer has been developing players AND coaches on the Central Coast for over a decade. Since its founding in 1999, thousands of youth players of every level have come to Catalyst for not only the passionate coaching, but because of the emphasis on skill development and enjoyment of the game.