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REGISTRATION FOR 2017 SAN RAFAEL SUMMER CAMPS IS NOW AVAILABLE

 

 

Junior Lifeguard Camps at Terra Linda and Hamilton Pools

Train to be a Lifeguard. Junior Lifeguards will learn the skills needed to help and respond in emergencies. We will cover water rescues, entries, head and back injuries and first aid. Ages 10 -12.

Splash Camps I at Terra Linda and Hamilton Pools

Summer Camp and Swim lessons all rolled into one. Games, arts and crafts, playground time, supervised pool time and sports all packed into a week full of fun in the sun. In addition, children will receive four thirty minute swim lessons. This camp is geared for entering 1st grade to entering 2nd grade.

 Triathlon Camp at Hamilton Pool 

Kids ages 8-16 will learn firsthand how to train for and participate in a triathlon race. Emphasis is on skills work in three different disciplines – swim, bike, run – for the first four days.  The week will culminate with an age appropriate distance race on the final day. INSTRUCTOR BIO: Seth Davis coached the University of California at Berkeley Triathlon Team for 15 years and is currently Head Coach of Otter Tri, Northern California’s only youth and junior high performance team.

Carpentry for Kids Summer Camp 

Carpentry for Kids is an education enrichment program for K-6 designed to teach boys and girls practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. These skills include measuring, fractions, sawing, drilling, rasping, fastening, sanding, shaping, and assembly. In the process of learning these skills, students will have an opportunity to create fun, functional and beautiful projects, and will be exposed to a variety of valuable concepts such as abstract reasoning, applied mathematics, problem solving, craftsmanship, fine motor skills, respect for tools, and patience.

Creative Sewing Camps 

Your child will learn the basics of machine and hand sewing. All materials are included in fee along with a daily snack. Please bring a lunch each day of camp. We look forward to sewing with you this summer! Ages 5 -12

Basketball Camp 

For younger children, we emphasize developing sports skills and improving self-esteem in a positive atmosphere while teaching the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, passing and shooting. For older kids we focus on participation, team work  and fair play and will emphasize the fundamentals of basketball in offense and defense. Fun games and scrimmages will be played at the end of each session. Students should wear appropriate sport clothing; bring snacks and a water bottle. Ages 5- 14

Basketball Clinic with Coach Jim 

Get ready for the upcoming basketball season! Boys and girls in grades 3-6 will work hard and feel good about themselves in a disciplined highly structured, motivated environment of fun! Positive encouragement and fundamental focus are the trademarks for these skill sessions. Players will learn to work together in a teaching setting. Daily work will be directed toward the hands, feet and body balance. The majority of the time will be spent with drills designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball. Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes. And bring a lunch and water bottle every day. Ages 5 – 12

Glenwood Sports-O-Rama Camp 

Girls and boys team together to learn sports skills, play games and compete in tournaments with Glenwood’s Coach Jim! We emphasize self-confidence, good sportsmanship and FUN. Don’t miss Coneball, Capture the Flag, Gaga Ball, Dr. Dr. Dodgeball, Home Run Derby, Flag Football and much more! Campers will need to bring a bag lunch, water bottle and wear appropriate shoes to camp each day. Ages 5 -12

Marin Juniors Volleystart Camp

This fast- paced camp for incoming 2nd-6th graders has a coach to player ratio of 4-1. Players are split into teams of 5 and play high energy games built upon the most contemporary strategies for teaching volleyball in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Camps are limited to 30 campers as we strive to have the best environment for learning the great game of volleyball! Director Kevin Seeley is the former head coach of UC Berkeley championship teams,  a former assistant coach of the US Professional Indoor Volleyball League and holds an MA in Education. Ages 7 -12

Marin Juniors Elite Volleyball Camp

This fast-paced camp is strictly geared to motivated and experience players (incoming 4th-6th graders) who are on, or are approaching the club level. Players will be grouped by skill level and will play fast-paced, high level games built upon the most contemporary strategies for teaching the sport of Volleyball in a fun, safe and supportive environment.  Director Kevin Seeley is the former head coach of UC Berkeley championship teams,  a former assistant coach of the US Professional Indoor Volleyball League  and holds and MA in Education. Ages 9 -12

Pacifics Baseball Camp 

Current Pacifics’ players teach kids both fundamental and advanced baseball skills during this four- day baseball camp.  Campers will learn about hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and sportsmanship, all while having fun! Camps are three hours per day and campers will be given a free ticket to a Pacific’s game of their choice and a Pacifics Baseball Camp T-Shirt. Campers should bring their own baseball gear and lunch. Instructors: Members of the 2017 San Rafael Pacific’s Baseball Team. Ages 7 -12

Cooking Camp 

Learn to chop, stir and sauté! Young Chefs will learn cooking techniques and skills to create a variety of dishes to share with friends and family. No need to bring lunch or snacks to camp as campers will prepare their own food at camp and enjoy it at the end! We will emphasize healthy foods and campers will take home their very own cookbook at the end of class. Ages 7-12 and ages 10 -12

Kid Dance Brigade Camps

Week 1 June 12 -16

World Dance Summer Camp offers an exploration of the dances of Europe, the Pacific Islands, North Africa and South Asia for incoming 1st- 5th graders. Campers will jingle tambourines in the Italian Tarantella, stomp their feet in the New Zealand Maori warrior dance, kick up their heels in the Indian Bollywood and proudly twirl canes and scarves in the dances of Egypt. Camp days will also include art projects and outdoor activities.

Week 2 June 19 – 23

Dance Song & Music Making Summer Camp offers contemporary and creative dance and music making for incoming 1st – 5th graders. Campers will explore and perform popular dances such as Beach Party, We Go Together from Grease and other camp favorites. Camp days will include movement and music games, instrument making and other outdoor and indoor activities.

 Air Attack Flag Football Camp

This non-contact Flag Football camp is great for boys and girls. Players are grouped by age and ability and every camper gets to learn QB, receiver, running back and defensive skills. Emphasis will be on proper warm-ups, footwork drills, agility, passing, receiving, game strategies and all out football fun and games without worrying about the contact! FEATURES: Personal Player Video, RSBQ Workouts, Confidence Builders Program, Daily Chalk Talks and Skill of the Day.  Ages 7 -13.  Offered by National Academy of Athletics Camps

All Sorts of Sports

A great way to introduce your youngsters to the world of sports, teamwork and athletics! This will help to build your child’s motor skills, hand-eye coordination, agility and many sports specific skills. Your child will have a blast playing games with the other children that may include: baseball, dodge ball, soccer, flag football, capture the flag, relay & obstacle races and a whole lot more. FEATURES: Personal Player Video, RSBQ Workouts, Confidence Builders Program, Daily Chalk Talks and Skill of the Day.  Ages 7- 13. Offered by National Academy of Athletics Camps

Basketball Camp 

For younger children, we emphasize developing sports skills and improving self-esteem in a positive atmosphere while teaching the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, passing and shooting. For older kids we focus on participation, team work  and fair play and will emphasize the fundamentals of basketball in offense and defense. Fun games and scrimmages will be played at the end of each session. Students should wear appropriate sport clothing; bring snacks and a water bottle. Ages 5 -14

Basketball Clinic with Coach Jim 

Boys and girls in grades 3-6 will work hard and feel good about themselves in a disciplined highly structured, motivated environment of fun! Positive encouragement and fundamental focus are the trademarks for these skill sessions, which will focus on hands, feet and body balance. The majority of the time will be spent with drills designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball. Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes and bring a lunch and water bottle every day.  Ages 5 -12

Glenwood Sports-O-Rama Camp 

Girls and boys team together to learn sports skills, play games and compete in tournaments with Glenwood’s Coach Jim! We emphasize self-confidence, good sportsmanship and FUN. Don’t miss Coneball, Capture the Flag, Gaga Ball, Dr. Dr. Dodgeball, Home Run Derby, Flag Football and much more! Campers will need to bring a bag lunch, water bottle and wear appropriate shoes to camp each day. Ages 5 -12

Hit and Run Baseball & Softball Camp

Each day is filled with fundamental baseball & softball skill progression drills, easy to understand instruction, as well as games & competitions for boys & girls. Camps offer beginner to intermediate players the opportunity to build a solid foundation. This is a great place for kids to develop their individual skills in a fun & positive environment. FEATURES: Personal Player Video, RSBQ Workouts, Confidence Builders Program, Daily Chalk Talks and Skill of the Day.  Ages 7 – 12

Jordan Richter Skateboard Academy

Put down the Ipad and head out to the Skate Park! Campers will learn the value of social skills and healthy interactions while having a blast. Our low camper to instructor ratio helps each child get the attention they deserve so they can build their skills and confidence on their skateboard. Camps are held at McInnes Skateboard Park. All participants must comply with posted park rules including mandatory wearing of a helmet, elbow and knee pads. Camp held at Mcinnis Skate Park. Ages 6 -12

Marin Juniors Volleystart Camp

This fast- paced camp for incoming 2nd-6th graders has a coach to player ratio of 4-1. Players are split into teams of 5 and play high energy games built upon the most contemporary strategies for teaching volleyball in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Camps are limited to 30 campers as we strive to have the best environment for learning the great game of volleyball! Director Kevin Seeley is the former head coach of UC Berkeley championship teams,  a former assistant coach of the US Professional Indoor Volleyball League and holds an MA in Education. Ages 7 -12

Marin Juniors Elite Volleyball Camp

This fast-paced camp is strictly geared to motivated and experience players (incoming 4th-6th graders) who are on, or are approaching the club level. Players will be grouped by skill level and will play fast-paced, high level games built upon the most contemporary strategies for teaching the sport of Volleyball in a fun, safe and supportive environment.  Director Kevin Seeley is the former head coach of UC Berkeley championship teams,  a former assistant coach of the US Professional Indoor Volleyball League  and holds and MA in Education. Ages 9 -12

Sun Valley Sports Camp

Come join us for fun and engaging games like Get 16, Jedi, Kick the Cone and ZZJ! The focus of the program will be on sportsmanship, teamwork, personal athletic growth, confidence and body control. INSTRUCTOR: Jackson Lombardi is the PE Instructor at Sun Valley School. Ages 6 – 12

Unlimited Tennis Summer Camp at Terra Linda High School

(Includes free swim after lunch)
Campers will learn all the shots in tennis; play games and most importantly, have fun! Camp includes three hours of tennis in the morning, followed by a free swim after lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is contests and games! Ages 6 -12

Z-Experience Fishing Camp 

This program offers boys and girls a chance to enjoy and explore the wonder of the outdoors. The camp is for fishing enthusiasts who would like to learn basic techniques for fishing in lakes, the ocean and the SF Bay. One day of camp will be spent on the 50-foot New Rayann, a chartered fishing boat fishing the Bay or ocean! Ages 8 -15

Camp Lemonade 

Come and join us for a fun first camp experience! Camp Lemonade emphasizes learning through experiences in arts and crafts, movement games, songs and stories. Camp fees include: daily snack and camp T-shirt. Camp Lemonade is based at the beautiful Falkirk Mansion. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained to participate in camp!

Outdoor Adventure 

Outdoor Adventures is a great way for your ‘expert camper’ to discover the unique features of the Bay Area. Our experienced camp counselors lead daily outings such as: Trips to favorite spots like Stinson Beach, Six Flags, Rebounderz Indoor Trampolines, Cal Skate, and Exploring San Francisco. Outdoor Adventurers will meet each morning at the San Rafael Community Center, located at 618 B Street, and head out ‘on location’ for the camp day. Camp weekly itineraries will be available in June. Ages 8 – 12

Park Adventures 

Come join your community for fun-filled camp days in your local park. Our experience staff will make sure your children have an enjoyable experience at camp. Activities include Arts and Crafts, Playground Fun, Sports, Themed Days and much more! Camp will be held at a different park each week and you are welcome to join all camp sessions to experience what each park has to offer. Please bring your lunch and we will provide snacks. This camp is designed for campers 6-10 years old. Ages 6 – 10


Kindergarten Camps – Glenwood, Sun Valley and Vallecito  Elementary Schools

Our program is designed to introduce your child to the Kindergarten environment in a stress-free way that will build friendships and chase away the first day butterflies! Any child entering Kindergarten at Glenwood, Sun Valley and Vallecito Elementary Schools for the 2017-2018 school year is welcome and would benefit from this camp experience! In the session, we will provide fun projects and activities that will engage the imagination and promote creativity. With activity centers like letter and number practice, outdoor games, drawing and painting…there will be something for everyone!

Carpentry for Kids Summer Camp 

Carpentry for Kids is an education enrichment program for K-6 designed to teach boys and girls practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. These skills include measuring, fractions, sawing, drilling, rasping, fastening, sanding, shaping, and assembly. In the process of learning these skills, students will have an opportunity to create fun, functional and beautiful projects, and will be exposed to a variety of valuable concepts such as abstract reasoning, applied mathematics, problem solving, craftsmanship, fine motor skills, respect for tools, and patience.

RC Car Mechanics Shop 

Students will learn to operate, maintain and repair remote control race cars on a custom racetrack. Professional Hobby RC race cars are provided for the course. All tools and materials for maintaining and repairing the cars are on hand. All parts are interchangeable, and when students crash and break parts on their car, we have a valuable opportunity to learn a variety of practical basic and advanced skills including using tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, crimpers and wire strippers. Kids will also learn about basic and advanced electrical circuits, mechanical and engineering concepts. Hands on experience working with brushless motors/speed control, chargeable batteries, servos, suspension, transmission and more! Ages 5 -13

STEM Exploration Camp 

Students in grades 1-3 will enjoy a variety of A-STEM  — Art+Science, Technology, Engineering and Math–activities. We incorporate reading, math, science, art and even a little reader’s theatre as we explore magnetism, making parachutes, designing a marble run, creating 3-D structures, and other fun explorations. Kids will experience hands-on activities to encourage inquiry, creativity, perseverance, teamwork and fun.  Ages 6 – 9

Techsplosion- Junior Minecrafters

Come explore the world of Minecraft with us! Junior Minecrafters will have tons of fun as they learn the basics of the world famous game. We’ll learn about the different game modes, how to craft some crazy contraptions, and even build an awesome house together! In between sessions of computer time, we’ll do other fun Minecraft stuff like papercraft, a camp-made costume party, outdoor games, and on Friday, a Minecraft potluck party! Ages 5-7

Techsplosion – Minecraft Challenge

Spawn into the curious world of Minecraft! Learn the fundamentals of video game design as you create epic worlds with the help of your fellow campers and powerful tools like WorldEdit, make awesome screencasts like your favorite YouTubers, and during free time, compete in Minecraft Hunger Games, Sky Wars, and more! Ages 7 – 12

Techsplosion – Xtreme Minecraft

It’s time to take your craft to the next level! We’ll learn the basics of coding mods using Java and Eclipse IDE, and dive deep into video production and game design concepts. We’ll focus on what makes great games, screencasts and mods great, and learn to use a variety of powerful tools to help make our ideas a reality. All campers who attend Minecraft Challenge first are invited to attend Xtreme Minecraft, regardless of age. Ages 10 – 14

Techsplosion –  Techstravaganza!

Brace yourselves for an awesome week of the best Techsplosion has to offer. Build and battle autonomous robots, program an awesome original video game, make a stop-motion movie, build a Minecraft fortress, fight with friends in our epic marshmallow gun battle, and launch a helium-powered craft to 100,000 feet taking pictures and video of the edge of the earth! You’ll never forget your week of Techstravaganza! Ages 6-14

Kindergarten Camps – Glenwood, Sun Valley and Vallecito  Elementary Schools

Our program is designed to introduce your child to the Kindergarten environment in a stress-free way that will build friendships and chase away the first day butterflies! Any child entering Kindergarten at Glenwood, Sun Valley and Vallecito Elementary Schools for the 2017-2018 school year is welcome and would benefit from this camp experience! In the session, we will provide fun projects and activities that will engage the imagination and promote creativity. With activity centers like letter and number practice, outdoor games, drawing and painting…there will be something for everyone!

Spanish Summer Camp 

All of our students will take a weekly journey with us to discover a variety of Latin American countries. As soon as your child arrives in the designated country of the week, Spanish will be the only language spoken. All lessons, games, sports, entertainment and even lunch time will be in Spanish! Students will have bountiful amounts of fun experiencing the culture of each country and will learn and improve their Spanish skills. Your child will participate in interactive games while learning grammar, vocabulary and more. We will even have indoor and outdoor activities such as soccer, while learning the rules and regulations all in Spanish! Arts and crafts, dance and so much more for every child to experience! Ages 5 – 11

Babysitter University!  

This camp is an action packed week where you will learn skills that can help you become a great babysitter! At the end of the week you will be American Red Cross certified in Babysitter Training including Pediatric First Aid and CPR. In addition, in this course we will learn how to safely build your babysitting business as well as how to facilitate a safe play environment, prevent accidents, and respond to emergencies. Basic care giving, age appropriate games, play, activities will be covered. We will also learn First Aid and CPR for Infants and Children, both of which will make you a knowledgeable babysitter. Games, team building exercises and plenty of fun in the sun! Course fee includes babysitter handbook, CD-Roms to keep for future use and reference and certificate. Age-  Entering 6th to entering 8th grade.

Summer Theatrical Camp – Les Miserables 2017

 Under the direction of Sharon Boucher, students ages 7 to 18 years will be introduced to music, dance and acting, culminating in a series of performances for the community. Auditions will be held Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday March 29 from 3:30-5:30 pm at the San Rafael Community Center. A $50 non-refundable audition fee will be charged at the auditions.
Rehearsals will be held at the San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30-5:00 pm beginning June 26 through July 27, 2017.
Performances will be held at the Marin Center Showcase Theater. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903.
Director: SHARON BOUCHER is a local Marin performer, director of children’s theatre, vocal and acting coach and professional singer.

 

 

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