2014 Summer Camp Guide

2014 Summer Camp Guide

Recreation, skill-building, socialization, activity and huge portions of just plain fun—that’s what the Hanna Hawks Summer Camps are designed to provide for your child! Few natural settings can match the Valley of the Moon for its sheer beauty and tranquility, and few facilities can match the recently constructed sports fields and other features that have made Hanna Boys Center and its resident Archbishop Hanna High School one of the most attractive summer camp venues in the nation.

Hanna has been conducting programs benefiting youth for more than 70 years, drawing on a rich legacy of staff experience and commitment in a uniquely beautiful environment. Boys and girls are grouped by age at camps focused on different activities throughout the summer.

Camper fees are $150 for the summer sports camps, $250 for the all-day recreation camps and $300 for the all-day combination sports and recreation camps. Hannacenter.org. 707-933-2530

Award-winning Moldovan Academy preschool is offering summer camps for children ages 2-6 years. The summer camps are a variety of themes including soccer, cooking and paleontology.  Our camps fill fast so please contact us if you are interested in enrollment. We offer camps Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 275 East Spain Street, Sonoma. Please email us for more information: Moldovanacademy@gmail.com.

Moldovanacademy.com. 707.996.3755.

Pet Lifeline is offering our 9th annual Summer Camp. It’s a fun and exciting way to spend a week for children who love animals. The purpose of the Camp is to educate children about the needs of animals. Each day has a theme related to animals. This is developed by a fun lesson, hands on with animals, stories, games and art activities.

Socializing kittens happens daily with a 30-minute visit in the kitten room. Dog safety is taught and reinforced with DVDs and visits with our dog handlers and well behaved dogs. Children can read to a visiting dog (or to our Shelter cat for those who prefer a feline friend.) Each week we have a guest presenter with different types of animals such as snakes, hamsters, birds, to name just a few. The week ends as the children “adopt” a stuffed animal and apply the lessons learned at Camp. Petslifeline.org.

Are you ready for a fantastic Summer? Looking for Adventure?

Our Nature Camps have everything you need to satisfy the budding naturalist, adventure climber or maybe you just want to hang out with your friends and enjoy arts & crafts, swimming and laughing all day long!

If you’re into acting, check out our line up at the Sebastiani Theatre. Don’t miss the fun to be had Dancing, Acting, Arts & Crafts & Tumbling & Magic and much More! Rhotenproductions.com. 707.931.0481

Sonoma Academy of Dance & Arts is offering several excellent camps this summer to keep kids of all ages on their toes!  We offer camps for ages 3- 16, and each week has a new theme.

The summer starts with a fan favorite Archeology Camp with Sonoma City historian, George Mckale. George brings an energy and excitement to the subject and makes it fun and educational at the same time! The summer then moves into dance, soccer, singing, cheerleading, camp entrepreneur, Princess camp and, of course, Camp Broadway for kids & teens!  Camp Broadway will be taught by Broadway veteran Ellyn Marsh, a member of the Tony award-winning cast of “Kinky Boots.”  She will be teaching original Broadway Choreography & teaching theater like never before! Limited enrolment. All camps will be held at Burlingame Hall, 252 West Spain Street. Sonomasummercamps.com.


Junior Lifeguard Camp Ages 9-14. June 16-20, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $175, includes a Jr. lifeguard rashguard. Learn what it takes to be a lifeguard with introductory training in several of the skills that are necessary for lifeguards, such as Physical Fitness, Health and Nutrition, Swimming Skills, First-aid/CPR, basic water assists, team building games and new fun challenges daily. Camp SAC junior guard uses a fun adaptation of the Red Cross Guard Start program.

Youth Water Polo Camp Ages 9-14. July 1 – July 31 Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $200. This camp is designed for girls and boys of all ability levels and will provide participants with the basic skills and techniques of the fun and exciting sport of water polo. Individual and team offensive and defensive skills and techniques will be taught through a series of fun and organized drills and games. Sonomaaquaticclub.com. 707.939.8833

Sonoma Conservatory of Dance’s Summer Dance Workshop for all levels of students age 3 years to adult.  While the youngest dancers study Pre-Ballet, those age 6 and up may study a variety of styles such as Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Character and Flamenco.  The Workshop culminates with a performance on Sunday, August 3, at the Sebastiani Theatre.  Guest and resident faculty from around the Bay Area and Europe!

In our Angelina Ballerina Summer Camp, children receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Mousling!  This 5-day camp is designed to promote physical health, confidence and creativity.  Promoting reading and literacy along with lessons in nutrition and creating a strong healthy body, educational activity sheets and craft projects, the Camp will create excitement among young dancers.

Ask us what we have for Adults this summer! 561 Broadway, Sonoma. SonomaDanceStudio.com. 707.938.1424.


Archeology Camp Monday June 9—Friday June 13 9 a.m. to 12 noon. As a sub-discipline of Anthropology, archaeology is exciting and educational.  This camp will focus on both the Native American and Mexican-era histories so much a part of the City of Sonoma. Campers will walk away from camp with a better understanding of archaeology and the amazing history of Sonoma.

Mapping Sonoma Surveying Camp Monday June 16—Friday June 20. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The goal of the Mapping Sonoma Surveying Camp is to acquaint the campers with what land surveying is as it relates to everyday life and the historical perspective of mapping.

Both camps 9-12 years old. Registration: $150. Scholarships available. Depotparkmuseum.org.

Imagine a creative camp where everyone is tinkering with the ideas and processes of acclaimed artist William T. Wiley. A camp where creative writing is cross-pollinated with visual art to connect and energize both sides of your brain. Participants are introduced to the quirky aesthetic and wordplay of Wiley and the satirical devices of American humorists, from Mark Twain to Matt Groening, who temper their sting with a wink and a smile.

Imagine five days immersed in a happy mash-up of imagination, creative response, and Wileyan wizdumb… all at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

Instructors: Kate Roth Williams and Walter Williams. Ages 11-16.

Session One: June 23-27. Session Two: July 21-25.10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.$290 svma members/$350 non-members. SVMA.org/calendar.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley each week offers a different experience for elementary, middle school, and high school students as well as related field trips.. Morning Camp Programs include rock climbing, cooking, ceramics, engineering, science, volleyball, soccer, basketball, flag football, outdoor cooking, engineering with Legos, video production, animation and more. High school teens learn about college, careers, personal finance, and leadership, enjoy team sports, outdoor activities, and more. Open Club afternoon camps are free with membership. Morning Camp Programs fees vary. BGCSV is open throughout summer Monday-Friday 7 a.m – 7p.m. Visit bgcsonoma.org for details or call 707.938-8544


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