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Summer fun: Guide to 2016 camps

Throughout the summer, a variety of camps – family, music, youth, skateboard, scouts and church – are offered. The Bee asked organizers of summer programs to provide information about activities and events for our 2016 list, and they responded with offerings for all ages. Some are free; others have a fee.
Throughout the summer, a variety of camps – family, music, youth, skateboard, scouts and church – are offered. The Bee asked organizers of summer programs to provide information about activities and events for our 2016 list, and they responded with offerings for all ages. Some are free; others have a fee. (Minneapolis) Star Tribune

Throughout the summer, a variety of camps – family, music, youth, skateboard, scouts and church – are offered. The Bee asked organizers of summer programs to provide information about activities and events for our 2016 list, and they responded with offerings for all ages. Some are free; others have a fee.

Here is The Bee’s list of 2016 summer programs (all phone numbers are in the 559 area code):

Academic

▪ Coding and Robotics, ages 11-17, $195 per session, 8:30 a.m.-noon, each session is eight days Mondays-Thursdays, Session 1 July 11-14 and 18-21, Session 2 July 25-28 and Aug. 1-4, SAM Academy Inc., 750 N St., Sanger, register by July 1, 399-3090.

▪ Center for Advanced Research and Technology, labs include mini-med school, drama and performance art, game design, movie magic, CSI forensics, lemonade stand business, and builder’s workshop, incoming grades 4-7, $150, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, CART, 2555 Clovis Ave., Clovis, www.cart.org, register by June 6 (after cost will be $200), 248-7400.

▪ San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, students will write a memoir in comic form, grades 5-8, $175, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 18-22, Fresno State Education building Room 10, register by July 1, 270-9989.

▪ Superheroes, grades 1-4, $350 each session, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Session 1 June 20-24 and Session 2 July 18-22, InnovEd Science and Technology Center , 7135 N. Chestnut Ave. No. 102, Fresno, www.innovedinc.org, 321-8434.

▪ Build-A-Bot, grades 3-8, $350 each session, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Session 1 June 18-22 and Session 2 July 25-29, InnovEd Science and Technology Center, 7135 N. Chestnut Ave. No. 102, Fresno, www.innovedinc.org, 321-8434.

▪ Make Awesomeness, grades 5-8, $350 each session, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Session 1 June 11-15 and Session 2 July 25-29, InnovEd Science and Technology Center , 7135 N. Chestnut Ave. No. 102, Fresno, www.innovedinc.org, 321-8434.

▪ Survivor Challenge, grades 5-8, $350 each session, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Session 1 June 11-15 and Session 2 Aug. 1-5, InnovEd Science and Technology Center, 7135 N. Chestnut Ave. No. 102, Fresno, www.innovedinc.org, 321-8434.

Art

▪ Art and Science Camp, ages 6-11, $185 per session, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, each session is five days, June 27-July 1, July 5-9, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12, SAM Academy Inc., 750 N St., Sanger, register by June 25, 399-3090.

▪ Fresno Art Museum Workshops, ages 8-17, $165-$350, full day 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., half day 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., weekly sessions July 11-Aug. 5, Fresno Art Museum, 2233 N. First St., Fresno, www.fresnoartmuseum.org, 441-4221 ext. 10.

▪ Art Camp, ages 6 and older, $125, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, weekly starting June 13 through Aug. 19, The Artist In Me, 1085 E. Herndon Ave. No. 108, Fresno, www.theartistinme.us, 367-2084.

▪ Camp Badger’s Arts Camps, grades 3-8, July 11-15, grades 3-10, July 17-21, $197 each, Seven Circles Retreat, 49496 Highway 245, Badger, 461-7515, www.campbadger.com.

▪ Patty’s ART Party, ages 6-12, half day $100 per week and full day $200 per week, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. extended hours available, June 13-17, Under the Sea; June 20 -24, ART Around the World; June 27-July 1, Sculpture and 3-D ART; July 11-15, Animals and Patterns in Nature; July 18-22, Color; July 25-29, ARTs and Crafts; Aug. 8-12, Fabric ART; and Aug. 15-19, Make it POP, 1898 E. Gettysburg Ave., Fresno, 779-0344.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation American Girl Camp, ages 8-12, $75, 1-5 p.m. July 25-29, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Young Artist Camp, ages 6-12, $75, 8 a.m.-noon, July 5-8, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation DIY Craft Camp, ages 9-13, $75, 1-5 p.m. July 18-22, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Messy Artist Camp, ages 5-8, $75, 8 a.m.-noon, July 18-22, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

Dance

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Cheerleading Camp, ages 5-10, $65, 9 a.m.-noon, June 6-June 10, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365.

Full day

▪ Summer Day Camp, $20 full day, $15 half day or $90 a week, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave., Yosemite, 658-7447 or 641-6203.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation, ages 5-12, full week $110, half week $55 or $70 if attending field trip days, full day drop-in $25, half day drop-in $15, field trip day only $40, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 6-10, Animal Planet; June 13-17, Superhero; June 20-24, Extreme Week; June 27-July 1, Magic! Week; July 5-8, America the Beautiful Week; July 11-15, Adventure Week; July 18-22, Reptile Week; July 25-29, Nerd Week; Aug. 1-5, Water World Week, Whitendale Community Center, 630 W. Beech Ave., Visalia, 713-4365.

▪ Camp Sunshine, ages 5-18 who have experienced a significant change due to death, divorce, separation or abandonment, free, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 25, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Shehadey Pavilion, 1303 E. Herndon Ave., Fresno, register by June 11, 450-5608.

▪ Abundant Life Ranch, girls ages 10-18, $160, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 22-24 and July 13-15, 21415 E. Weldon Ave. Sanger, deadline June 1, 787-2752.

▪ Summer Camp, ages 7-14, grades 3-10, $225, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-17, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5, Fresno RiverSport Center/Cobb Ranch, 8805 Highway 41, Fresno, 289-8874, fresnoriversportcenter.rezdy.com.

Music

▪ Bach Children’ Choir, grades 1-8, $100 until June 17 $125 after, July 11-15, North Fresno Church, 5724 N. Fresno St., Fresno, register by July 5, 226-6500.

▪ YMCA Music Camp, grades 5-12, $675, July 23-30, YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake, 49716 Highway 180, Miramonte, register by June 1, 624-1110.

▪ Fresno Pacific University Music Camp, grades 6-12, ages 11-19, June 26-July 1, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-2012, www.fresno.edu/event/13381/music-camp, walter.saul@fresno.edu.

Overnight

▪ YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake Youth Camp, grades 3-9, $635 per week, June 26-July 1, July 3-8, July 10-15 and July 17-22, 49716 Highway 180, Miramonte, register by June 1, 624-1110.

▪ YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake Skate Camp, grades 9-12, $800 per week, skate with pro Nyjah Huston July 10-15; 2: skate with pros Greyson Fletcher and Tom Schaar July 17-22; skate with pros Brandon Westgate, Chris Colbourn and Mason Silva July 24-29; skate with pros Chris Cole, Chris Joslin and the Plan B Skateboards team July 31-Aug. 5; skate with pros Evan Smith, Nick Garcia, Julian Davidson and Mark Appleyard Aug. 7-12, 49716 Highway 180, Miramonte, register by June 1, 624-1110.

▪ YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake Leadership In Training, grades 7-9, $635 per week, June 2-July 1, July 3-8, July 10-15, July 17-22, 49716 Highway 180, Miramonte, register by June 1, 624-1110.

▪ YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake Counselor In Training, grades 10-12, $1,200 per week, June 26-July 8, July 10-22, 49716 Highway 180, Miramonte, register by June 1, 624-1110.

▪ Camp Badger’s Teen Adventure Camp, grades 7-11, $197, June 27-July 1, Sequoia Highlands Camping Resort, 5002 E. Kings Canyon Road, Dunlap, 461-7515, www.campbadger.com.

Partial day

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz, ages 4-14, various prices per camp, camps run June-July at various times and locations in Fresno-Clovis, register online at www.bricks4kidz.com or call 285-1725.

▪ Geekwise Academy, grades 5-12, $400-$450, Monday-Friday, July 25-Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon robotics and 1-4 p.m. video game design, 700 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, register by July 11, www.geekwiseacademy.com/summer-camp-2016 or 905-2189.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation, ages 5-12, full week $110, half week $55 or $70 if attending field trip days, full day drop-in $25, half day drop-in $15, field trip day only $40, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 6-10, Animal Planet; June 13-17, Superhero; June 20-24, Extreme Week; June 27-July 1, Magic! Week; July 5-8, America the Beautiful Week; July 11-15, Adventure Week; July 18-22, Reptile Week; July 25-29, Nerd Week; Aug. 1-5, Water World Week, Whitendale Community Center, 630 W. Beech Avenue, Visalia, 713-4365.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Superhero Camp, ages 5-8, $75, 1-5 p.m., June 13-17, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Princess Camp, ages 5-8, $75, 8 a.m.-noon, June 20-24, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Firefighter Camp, ages 6-12, $25, one-day camp, 8:30 a.m.-noon, June 14, June 15 or June 16, Visalia City Fire Station 55, 6921 W. Ferguson Ave., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Junior Police Camp, ages 9-12, $75, 8 a.m.-noon, June 27-July 1, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Lego Camp, ages 5-8, $75, 8 a.m.-noon, July 11-15 or 1-5 p.m, July 11-15, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Star Wars Camp, ages 5-12, $65, 1-5 p.m. July 5-8, Anthony Community Center Main Room, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

▪ Young Chefs Academy, ages 4 and older, various prices, for complete schedule and details visit online at www.fresnoca.youngchefsacademy.com/camps, 433-6698.

Sports

▪ Right On Q Foundation Basketball Camp, grades K-12, $150, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., June 27-30, Buchanan High School, 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave., Clovis, register by June 20, 312-3377.

▪ Clovis Rebels Annual Conditioning Camp, grades K-12, $25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14 and May 21, Alta Sierra Practice Field on Peach Ave., between Alluvial and Teague avenues, register by May 9, 351-5674.

▪ Gymnastics Beat, ages 3-12, $25 half day 8:30 a.m.-noon or 1-4:30 p.m. and $35 full day 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 9-Aug. 19, 5620 W. Barstow Ave., Suite 103, Fresno, 271-9400.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Jr. Swim Instructor Camp, ages 12-15, $50, 10 a.m.-noon, June 6-10, Golden West High School Pool, 1717 N. McAuliff St., Visalia, 713-4365.

▪ High Performance Academy Soccer Camp, ages 3-13, $75-$115; ages 3-4 9-10 a.m. July 6-8; ages 4-6 10:15-11:15 a.m. July 6-8; and ages 7-13 9-11 a.m. July 11-13, 380 W. Teague Ave, Clovis, register by July 1, 365-6332.

▪ Fresno Tennis Academy Summer Camp, ages 5-15, $70 for SSRC members and $84 for nonmembers, 10-11:30 a.m., June 13-16, June 20-23, June 27-30, July 5-7 (10 a.m.-noon), July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28, Sierra Sport and Racquet Club, 2626 W. Alluvial Ave, Fresno, register by June 10, 259-8189.

▪ Fresno Pacific University baseball camp, varying ages and skills, morning hitting camp: June 13-17, afternoon hitting camp: June 13-17, youth baseball camp: June 20-24, prospects camp: Aug. 27, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-2050, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Fresno Pacific University boys basketball, varying ages and skills, prospects camp: May 14, high school team camp: June 24-26, elementary school camp: June 27-30, middle school camp: Aug. 6, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-2135, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Fresno Pacific University girls basketball, varying ages and skills, elementary school summer skills camp: June 13-16, middle school summer skills camp: June 13-16, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-2294, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Fresno Pacific University boys soccer, varying ages and skills, morning camp: July 11-15, ages 5-14: July 25-29, ages 14-18: Aug. 1-3, high school ID camp: Aug. 2-4, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-2085, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Fresno Pacific University girls soccer, varying ages and skills, team camp: June 13-17, ages 8-14: June 27-30, ages 8-14: July 18-21, prospects ID camp: Aug. 12-13, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-7187, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Fresno Pacific University track and field, ages 10-15, June 20-23, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-2260, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Fresno Pacific University girls volleyball, junior high camp: July 6-8, high school elite camp: July 27-29, All-Skills Camp 1, July 11-15; All-Skills Camp 2, July 18-22, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-2123, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Fresno Pacific University boys and girls water polo, ages 13-18: May 28-30, shooting and goalie clinic: June 11, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., 453-3486, fpuathletics.com/sports/2009/3/29/GEN_0329095432.aspx?tab=summercamps.

▪ Visalia Parks & Recreation Golf Camp, ages 7-17, $30, 8 a.m.-noon, July 11-12 or 8 a.m.-noon, July 18-19, Valley Oaks Golf Course, 1800 Plaza St., Visalia, 713-4365, www.liveandplayvisalia.com.

Theater

▪ Fresno Pacific Youth Engage Shakespeare, ages 14-18, 8 a.m., July 11-Aug. 3, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, register July 11, 453-2000.

The summer camp list is compiled by Bee staff. Today is the only time it will publish in print, but the calendar will continue to be listed online at www.fresnobee.com/living. To submit an item for consideration on the online list, email calendars@fresnobee.com. Mark your item “Summer Camps.”

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