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Summer Camps: Spring’s just around the corner, but so is summer! Now’s the time to start thinking about activities for your kids to enjoy during the hot summer months. No matter what their interests are, your children should find something they’ll love to do at one of these five camps.
City of Campbell: The recreation and parks department has quite a list of day camps for kids ages 3-15. For instance, the Teeter Totters program for 3-4-year-olds includes group games, art, singing and water activities. Teens will have fun with Extreme Teens, as they trek to such places as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Golfland/Waterslides. Registration opened Wednesday for Campbell residents, and for all others, it starts Thursday.
: Juguemos en Español offers a Spanish summer camp program for kids 3-8. At the week-long camp, your child will be immersed in three hours of Spanish each day, either in the morning camp for 3-6-year-olds, the afternoon camp for 4-8-year-olds or the all-day camp for 6-12-year-olds. Activities include treasure hunts, making instruments and sports.
YMCA Camp Campbell: The YMCA has a variety of choices for your kids this summer. The Mini Camp, for children entering grades two and three, includes a two-night, three-day introduction to camp with all the traditional, fun camp activities. Those entering grades 3-10 will enjoy the Youth Camp and its long list of activities, including archery, hikes and cookouts. The Two-week Teen Camp allows eighth-, ninth- and 10th-graders even more fun, including two off-site trips. Counselor in Training camps are available for teens entering 11th grade. Register by April 18, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $250, $150, $75 or $50 camp voucher.
: At Stellar’s Coed day camp, kids 4-18 will study math, science, English and other academics in the morning and then enjoy a variety of fun activities in the afternoon. These include swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, fabric design, music and field trips.
: Most kids love computers, and they’ll love ID Tech Camps’ summer program. The camp takes place at universities throughout the Bay Area, and the nearest one to Campbell is at Santa Clara University. Kids 7-17 are eligible, and not only will they enjoy the classes, they’ll get a taste of university life. Courses include game design, Web design and flash animation, digital photography and robotics.