Truckee Tahoe adventure, art and exploration camps
June 11, 2009
Sugar Bowl Resort, atop Tahoeandamp;#8217;s historic Donner Summit, will offer two full weeks of childrenandamp;#8217;s adventure day camps The sessions will be July 20-24 and July 27-31. Children ages 4 to 7 will enjoy play-based outings including bug hunts and arts and crafts, while ages 8 to 14 will partake in adventure-driven programs including an introduction to rock climbing, mountain biking, and flat-water kayaking on Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s Lake Mary. All programs will be lead by the Gateway Mountain Center, specializing in place-based learning and adventure. Visit http://www.sugarbowl.com/summer-on-the-summit or call 426-9000.
Looking for summer fun for your tween or young teen? Check out the Camp Radical adventures by Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District. Camp Rad is a summer outdoor adventure day camp experience for children entering grades six through 10 in the fall. Daily trips feature whitewater rafting, flatwater kayaking, skateboard parks and waterparks, geocaching and paintball, and of course swimming in local lakes. Outdoor ethics are stressed as we take in favorite Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Foothill destinations. Themed weeks offer related activities, letting kids choose their favorite things to do. Experienced staffers feature middle school and outdoor educators with current certifications in First Aid, CPR, Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard Training and ARC Boating courses.Four special trips out of the area are planned to take in children-tested favorites. Underground Sierra features camping in the foothills with a visit to a float-though cave, dual ziplines and a cave explore. Hotspots travels to 6 Flags Marine World in Vallejo, with a visit to the Jelly Belly factory and Old Sacramento. During session 6, Giants, sports and more! Kayak to the boat camp at Jackson Meadows Reservoir for two days of paddling, exploring, fishing and stargazing right during the height of the Perseid Meteor Showers (session 8).New for 2009! Older campers may participate in leadership activities such as learning to lead games, communication skills and more. Scholarships are available to families who need a little help with camp fees. $3,000 in funds were raised at TDRPDandamp;#8217;s Donandamp;#8217;tandamp;#8217; Laugh with your Mouth Full Comedy Show in April, specifically for older campers 11 and up. For Camp packets, schedules, and scholarship information, visit the Community Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, go to tdrpd.com or call 582-7720. Spots are going quickly, sign up soon.
Summer fun for children and teens begins at the Boys andamp; Girls Club at North Lake Tahoe. Totally Tahoe summer camp, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., where very Friday is Beach Day! $40.00 per week per child (field trips are a separate fee) With a current annual membership. First through seventh grade: June 29-July 2, Stars and Stripes (Itandamp;#8217;s a celebration!); July 6andamp;#8211; 10, Heart the Art (Art, drama, music, oh my!); July 13-17, Bicycle Rodeo (Bring your bike and helmet); July 20-24, Aliens and The Unknown (Come be a mad scientist); July 27-31, Keep Tahoe Blue (and learn to live green); Aug. 3-7, Jump Start Your Heart (Get fit and have fun); Aug. 10-14, Wild Island (A week full of water filled fun); Aug. 17-21, Summer Explosion (Show your summer club spirit!). Breakfast and lunch are served daily to all participants.Specialty camps include sports, adventure and technology. $40.00 per week per child with current membership. Participants are welcome to stay the whole day, limited spots available. Basketball Camp: Shoot, pass, and dribble your basketball skills with exciting drills and fun games! July 6-10, 9 a.m. to noon, second to sixth grade. Lego Robotics: Build your own robot, program it to complete missions, and take a step toward joining the next BGC Lego Robotics Team. July 13-17, 9 a.m. to noon, fourth grade and up. World Cup Soccer Clinic: Lace up your cleats, strap on your guards, and get ready for some fun up at the North Tahoe Regional Park soccer field. July 27-31, 9 a.m. to noon, first through sixth grade. Disc Golf Adventure Camp: Learn the skills needed to play this awesome sport, explore the different courses of Tahoe, and then chill out at the beach. Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., fourth grade and up. Movie Camp: Be a Start…in this years Boys andamp; Girls Club movie production. Learn how to write, film, direct and produce your own masterpiece. Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., third grade and up. Teen camps also available, Monday through Friday. For information, visit http://www.bgcnlt.org or phone 546-4324. Located at 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach.
The Rideout Community Center at 740 Timberland Lane offers art and adventure this season for all ages. Visit http://www.tcpud.org or phone 583-3440 ext. 10 for information.Kaleidoscope of color: This art camp is for toddlers and preschoolers. Each class will focus on one color of the rainbow using games, stories, messy art and a healthy snack in the color of the day. Mondays, July 6-27, 18 months to 5 years. Instructor is Sharyn Willers. North Tahoe Environmental Adventure Camp for ages 11-14 years, Monday through Friday, July 6-10. North Tahoe Environmental Adventure campers will explore and learn about the local and global environment by participating in service learning projects, geocaching scavenger hunts, water sports and recreation and science experiments. Instructor is Christine McMorrow, information at http://www.4swep.com. Yoga Kids Adventure Camp for ages 7-10 years, Monday through Friday Aug. 10-14. Complete mind and body experience at Yoga camp with art, yoga, hiking, rock climbing and outdoor adventure. Wild Wednesday Camp for kindergarten through fifth grades, June 17 to July 22. Choose from three different classes: woodshop, electronics and sports. This camp offers soccer, basketball, dodge ball, bicycle time, motor construction, small electronics, tools, construction, safety and more! Wet ‘N Wild Walk-A-Bout Watershed Day camp for ages 7-10 years. Get wet and explore the wild places of Lake Tahoe Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3. Sierra Education Partnership will focus on water and wildlife of Tahoe. Explore animal habitats and get wet discovering everything water! Hiking, water activities, arts and crafts and service learning are combined. Instructor Christine McMorrow for info visit http://www.4swep.org.Camp Skylandia: A tried and true 25-year summer tradition offered by the Tahoe City Public Utility District, Department of Parks and Recreation. Great friends, wonderful staff, new adventures, improved skills and fun! Eight weeks, located in Skylandia Park just east of Tahoe City on the lake. All camps offer themed week games and activities.Counselor in Training Program, CIT: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., grades six through nine. For those who are interested in becoming Junior Counselors. They will be assisting with games and arts and crafts. Two field trips a week, plan the special event on Friday. Cumulating all the activities and the theme for a particular week, for example the Renaissance Faire.Tahoe Community sailing programFor ages 8 to adult, this is a collaborative program between the TCPUD, the Tahoe Community Sailing Foundation, Obexerandamp;#8217;s Marina and the Tahoe Yacht Club. It develops solid sailing skills with an emphasis on safety and fun. Classes and clinics are offered for the beginner through advanced sailor. Students will learn basic water safety, basic knots, right-of-way rules, docking, jibbing, beaching, rigging and race tactics. Instructors are experienced sailors and US Sailing Certified.