Camp like You Mean It
Where to be & what to Do this Summer
June, 2016 - Issue #140

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Summer's more Fun with Field Trips & Theme Days
For incoming kinder through sixth graders, Sunshine's summer camp is the place to be! With two field trips a week that are included in the cost of tuition, this is the camp for children who love adventures. Your kids will go to the Santa Barbara Zoo, Aquarium of the Pacific, the Natural History Museum, Medieval Times, Magic Mountain, the Aquatic Center and more! Even non-field-trip days are a blast, thanks to daily themes with six activities to keep it interesting, like art, science and inside games. Theme days include Kid City, Jurassic World, Star Wars and X Games. Sunshine also does water play every Wednesday with a giant inflatable waterslide. Summer camp runs June 13 through August 4. 294-1970

Summer Safety Education Program
for Pre-K, TK & Kindergarten

Safety Town is a four-hour per day, one-week summer program that introduces safety education and awareness in a fun, interactive, miniature town environment. Each day, the students learn safety lessons from California-credentialed teachers, along with visits from our local community heroes, including the Santa Clarita Sheriff Department, US Forest Service with Smokey the Bear, the California Highway Patrol, Fire Department and more! Students get to drive pedal cars, sing, make arts & crafts and play games that reinforce the safety lessons. Applications are being accepted for the July 2016 camps being held at North Park Elementary School. Fee includes a tee shirt, school bag and daily snack. Some scholarships are available for families who qualify. Youth counselors in seventh to 12th grade are needed and can earn community service hours. Safety Town is sponsored by the Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation.
Learn more at or call the director. 383-7453

Swim Lessons at your Pond
Jed Heller's Swim School is celebrating their 39th season with big savings, because swimming is not just a lifetime skill - but a skill to insure a long lifetime. The well-respected school is offering "Economy Buster" pricing and early-enrollment discounts. (Register by May 25 for yours!). From Water Exploration to Advanced Swimmer, each level is created using techniques recognized by the American Red Cross as well as ones devised by Owner and Director Jed Heller, who has spent the last 30 years directing and organizing programs for youth in the So Cal area. Lessons are conveniently scheduled at your home or your association pool Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 7pm. Your cost is based on the hourly rate of $65 regardless of how many students attend and lessons are a minimum of 30 minutes. Book your time ASAP; lessons begin
June 6. 297-0275

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Camp with an Equestrian Kick
At Don-e-brook Farms, your child will learn to ride English or Western style during formal lessons and trail rides. The convenient location - just a minute from the city limit - offers daily sessions from 9am to 12pm with professional trainers and fun counselors. Snacks and crafts are included in each session, which cost only $250 ($150 with your own horse.). The first of eight sessions begins June 13. 297-7669

Classes Worthy of Flipping Out Over
Don't want to get bogged down by limited camp dates and times? Wallers' GymJam Academy offers classes for boys and girls, pre-school age through high school, beginner through elite levels. They also offer trampoline and tumbling classes and the newest craze - Ninja Zone! Your kid will develop strength, coordination, flexibility, reading-readiness skills, social skills, determination, self-confidence, discipline, fitness and learn about a healthy lifestyle. Children will discover how to overcome fears, perform in front of people and work with others. If you're looking for a more-traditional camp experience, Wallers' Summer Camp for kids 4 to 12, with or without gymnastics experience, is a fab option. Campers will enjoy gymnastics instruction along with other fun activities like obstacle courses, team games, daily arts and crafts and trips to the pool. 251-3390

The Arts
School of Rock Santa Clarita hosts summer camps June 20 to 24; July 18 to 22; and August 1 to 5 - and it rocks! For kids ages 8 and up, campers will enjoy a week of rock-n-roll fun and music games, including band activities and a live performance of a classic rock song on the last day of camp! Your child will leave camp with greater confidence, higher self-esteem, music knowledge and peer camaraderie. Plus, your kids will learn how to perform in a band! How cool is that? (Answer: Very cool!).

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Makeup Artistry Camp for 14 & Up
Do you know how to contour, highlight, strobe and bake? If you're answer is "no," or, worse, if you're answer is, "I don't have a clue what those things are," Blo-Out Lounge's three-day course is for you. For only $225, you'll learn day and glam looks, how to ID your best features, how to cultivate a signature look and more. Your cost includes a mini facial and a brow makeover so you start with glowing skin, plus all supplies needed for the makeup course. Learners can add a full-face kit for only $140 (Regularly $260). The first six students to book receive a generous 10 percent off. 255-2569

10 & Up can Learn the Science
of Modern Masters Metal Effects

You'll be oxidizing metal paint in the blink of an eye! Modern Masters combined the ancient art of patinization with modern-day, water-based and VOC-compliant technology to formulate the unique Metal Effects line of Oxidizing Metal Paints, Patinas and Rust Activator. These products can transform any paintable surface into the distinctive and timeless look of patinaed Bronze and Copper or the weathered appearance of Rusted Iron in minutes. On Monday, June 20; Friday, June 24; Monday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 27, you can paint your own wooden letter to watch and learn the science behind oxidation. All classes are the same. The day of the event, attendees can choose between Blue, Green or Rust Patina Finish.

Cave Quest VBS for Kids 4 Years to Sixth Grade
From June 27 to July 1 at Higher Vision Church, running from 6pm to 8:30pm, kids will embark on an adventure through illustrated Bible stories, innovative science experiments, engaging music and thrilling games. As always, this wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge about God, build relationships with others and learn how they can be the light of the world is entirely free! Registration is available online at 295-6642

Imagine & Explore the Wonders of God's Creation
At Christ Lutheran Church, Vacation Bible School is just about the favorite week of the year! When else can you see pastors wearing bedazzled t-shirts with lights and stuffed animals on them? Everyone gets into the spirit to make sure the kids have a great time. They have hundreds of volunteers on campus during the week - making snacks, helping with parking and tending to boo-boos. Many more participate by donating everything from crackers and crayons to balls and diapers. Members of the congregation pray every day for all the participants. The kids have a blast learning about Jesus' love through songs, skits, crafts and games. It's great to see kids who came as small children graduate to become volunteers who mentor a new generations! CLC's Cave Quest VBS week is June 20 to 24. Kids can imagine and explore all the wonders of God's creation in this dynamic, hands-on program. 259-0200

Learning to Follow Jesus through Dark Times
Looking for something fun, fantastic and meaningful for your kids June 27 to July 1 from 9am to 12:15pm? Head on over to Cave Quest at Valencia United Methodist Church! "Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World" is the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School, available to kids ages 3 to sixth grade. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus' love, and test out
sciency-fun gizmos they'll take home and play with all summer long. Cost is $40 per child; $35 for each additional sibling. Registration forms are available online or through the church office on May 15. Contact Karyn Malchus at with questions. 255-1301
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