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Summer Camp Guide, 2007:
Science, Nature, and Computers


Art From Scrap: Green Kids Summer Day Camp

At Watershed Resource Center (Arroyo Burro Beach) and Art From Scrap. Beach exploration, Art From Scrap projects, nature, crafts, hikes, bird watching, sand castle building, experiments, beach clean-ups, cooking, games, songs, stories, composting, planting seeds, other environmental projects. Grades 2-4, June 25-29; Grades 3-6, July 9-13; Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm; $210. Age 5 - Grade 2, July 23-27, Mon.-Fri., 9am-1pm; $130. Contact 884-0459 x16, education@artfromscrap.org, artfromscrap.org/ee/eesummercamps.htm.

Illustration by Ben Ciccati

Destination Science I

You are The Master Inventor at the Craz-E Cool Physics Funhouse. Build creations, gizmos, gadgets, extreme movin’ machines. Launch a mega chemical reaction with your own magic bag. Optical illusion mystery boxes, crazy kites, cool crystal growing, and more. K-5th grades. June 18-22, 8:30-3:30, aftercare available. Snacks included. Enroll early for discounts. $239-$269/week. Call Ilise Garvin, 688-6471 x619, igarvin@dunnschool.org.

Destination Science II

Are you ready to count down and launch? In this action-reaction powered camp, extreme rockets rule as you build and blast-off a different rocket each day. Unlock the explosive power of pressurized hydrogen and oxygen as your rockets fly out of sight. Aug. 6-10, 8:30am-3:30pm, aftercare available. Snacks included. Enroll early for discounts. $239-$269/week. Call Ilise Garvin, 688-6471 x619, igarvin@dunnschool.org.

Discovery Camp

Expand your young scientist’s understanding of science. Campers make water rockets, cardboard boats that float, slime, speakers, perform chemistry experiments with liquid nitrogen. Includes excursion to UCSB Marine Mammal Institute. Cosponsored by Endowment for Youth Committee. Ages 10-13. Two 1-week sessions July 16-20 and 23-27, Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-2:30pm. $184/$153 RDC. Westmont College, 564-7247 or 730-3347, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Discovery Camps

S.B. Maritime Museum’s Discovery Camps allow children to explore their local harbor, enjoying all things maritime. Day camp includes age-appropriate themed programs, games, behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on science workshops, crafts, more. Sailors & Swashbucklers, ages 6-10, July 9-13, 9am-noon (optional July 20, 9am-3pm). High Seas Adventure, ages 8-12, July 16-19, 9am-noon; July 20, 9am-3pm (bring lunch). Call 962-8404 x115. Advance registration required.

Kids’ Night Out at the Maritime Museum

S.B. Maritime Museum invites kids for fun and festivities on the last Friday of each month. Parents take the night off; kids create crafts, explore hands-on science, see the m useum in a new light : after dark. Snack provided. Ages 6-12. May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, 6-9:30pm. $18 members/$9 additional sibling. $20 non-members/$10. Call 9628404 x115. Advance sign-up required.

Nature Adventures

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History offers classes, camps, and workshops year-round for children ages 2-12. Children experiment, experience, and observe the natural world around them, while engaging in the scientific process. Program assists young children with the development of their sensory and observational skills, while expanding their curiosity and aesthetic appreciation for nature. Programs offered at both the museum’s main campus and the Ty Warner Sea Center. Call 682-4711 x171, 9622526 x110, or visit sbnature.org.

Nature Camp

Family night/sleepover, crafts, skits, songs, field trips exploring Mission Canyon foothills, hiking trails including Rattlesnake Canyon, San Ysidro, Cold Springs. Extended care available. Ages 6-10. Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm (camp ends at noon Fri. following sleepover). Session 1 ($302/$252 RDC) June 25-July 6, no camp July 4. Session 2 ($330/$275 RDC) July 9-20. Session 3 ($330/$275 RDC) July 23-Aug. 3. Session 4 ($330/$275 RDC) Aug. 6-17. Session 5 ($166/$138 RDC) Aug. 20-24. Contact 564-5495, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Saturdays for Kids

Maritime activities on first and third Saturdays of the month throughout the summer for kids and families. Explore the waterfront, participate in sea chantey sing-a-longs, Chumash crafts, learn about underwater exploration. Free with price of admission to Maritime Museum; free for members. Ages 6-12. June 23, July 7, 21, Aug. 4, 18; 1-3pm. Call 962-8484 x115. Advance registration recommended.

Summer Farm Days at Fairview Gardens

Ages 5-7: June 25, Flower Power, Bugs, Slugs, and More; July 16, Farm Life, Farmhouse Cooking; Aug. 6, Farmhouse Cooking, Farm Art. Ages 8-11: July 9, Green Planet, It’s a Small World; July 30, Farm Life, Farmhouse Cooking. 9am-noon; 1-4pm; $125/half day. Ages 12-15: July 23, Eco-Adventure; Aug. 13, Farming for Tomorrow. 9am-4pm, $250/full day. Visit fairviewgardens.org/classes_kids.html.

Whiz Kidz

Computer education workshops run from June 18-Aug. 17, Mon.-Thu., 9am-1pm. Kids ages 8-16 can choose from filmmaking, animation, programming, computer basics, game strategy, history, and stock market simulations. Only $175/week (includes lunch). Open noon-6pm daily for game play. Go to whizkidz.net for a calendar, detailed workshop descriptions, and discounts.

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