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Kids Activity Guide - April 2010

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Kids’ Activity Guide
ABQ’s Playroom.
ComePLAY all day, everyday,Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.We offer Drop-Off Childcare,twice a week and PrivateBirthday Parties on theweekends. Coming soonnear Paseo del Norte andVentura.abqplayroom.com
Academy Montessori
offers an authenticMontessori environment forages 20 months through 6years, including practicallife, sensorial, grace &courtesy, language arts,mathematics and culturalsubjects; all this in a bright,open, airy environment witha large, beautiful backyard.We are conveniently locatedin the Northeast Heights.Celebrating 23 years of Montessori educationwith a certified andexperienced Montessoristaff. Call 299-2527 or visitacademymontessorischool.org for program informationand to schedule a tour.Now taking applications forlimited spaces for summerand fall 2010.
Albuquerque Academy
Summer Session, June7-July 16. Pre-school tograde 12. LOTS OF SPOTSin all programs, includingChildren’s Workshop andDay Camp! Visitaa.edu/summer.Children’s Workshopfor 4- to 5-year-olds. Earlychildhood program withanthropological focus.Day Camp for pre-grades1-6 (8 a.m -3:30 p.m.).BEST VALUE! Award-winningcamps feature recreationalactivities and daily swimlessons.Enrichment Classes (sixweeks)—Academics: math,reading/writing, science/computer science,technology—Fine Arts: dance,drama, music, visual artsHigh School courses forcredit: Algebra 1, Biology,Geometry, U.S. HistoryTheme Camps (half daysfor three weeks):—Summer Design Studioarchitecture for children—Summer Design Studiolandscape architecture forchildren—Puppet Power! Kids onthe Block performing troupe—The Way-Back MachineGoes Medieval! Heroes andVillains of the Middle Ages—Camp Challenge:Destination Imaginationcreative-problem-solvingcamp—Kosmic Kitchen:Science of Cooking &Kitchen Physics—Star Trek: Science &Society—Explore Engineering:Change the World! roboticsand engineering camp(sponsored by SandiaNational Labs)—It’s Electric! music andvideo sound-engineeringcamp—Theatrical Artscene painting for stageproductions—Art & Food/Art &Fantasy visual arts camps—Europe: A TransAtlanticTour geography, languageand culture camp—Chinese Take Out:A Cultural Tour of Chinalanguage and culture campAthletics—Six-week classes:fencing, jump rope, karate,sports-specific conditioning,yoga—One-/three-weekcamps: basketball, tennis,volleyball, variety sportsAquatics—One-week lessons:diving—Three-week lessons:SwimAmerica swimlessons; Charger AquaticsClinic: Intro to CompetitiveSwimming—Six-week classes:Water Works! aquaticssampler: diving, water polo,swimming, synchronizedswimming, snorkelingExtended Care (7:30-8a.m. and 3:30-5:45 p.m.)Chess Camp, Cybercafé,architecture optionsSpecial Programs atAlbuquerque Academy—New Mexico JazzWorkshop’s Summer JazzIntensive—Kaplan Test Prep (withspecial pricing)Walk-in registration now
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through May 19 (8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday;closed Friday) at AlbuquerqueAcademy Summer SessionOffice, 6400 Wyoming NE,Albuquerque, NM 87109.For more information, visitvirtual catalog at aa.edu/summer or call 828-3399.
Bernalillo County Parks andRecreation
June 14-July 30.9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday throughFriday. $43 per entire sevenweeks. Field trips are extra.Locations: to be determined.Activities: arts and crafts,indoor games, outdoorgames, guest activities andspeakers, KNME workshopsand field trips. Questions?Call 314-0425 for additionalinformation.
Bosque School
SummerCamp Programs for 20104000 Learning Road NWAlbuquerque, N.M. 87120bosqueschool.org/summercamps.htmBobcat Sports CampBasketball Camps Boys &GirlsJune 7-10, June 14-179 a.m.-noon, rising 4th- to7th-graders1-4 p.m., rising 8th- to12th-gradersLacrosse Camp Boys & GirlsJune 1-4, rising 6th- to8th-gradersJune 7-11, rising 9th- to12th-graders7:30-10:30 a.m.Soccer Camp Boys & GirlsJune 1-4 Skills CampJuly 26-29 Skills CampAug. 2-5 Striker and SeasonPrepTennis Camp Boys & GirlsJune 7-10, July 12-169 a.m.-noonGirls’ VolleyballAug. 9-129 a.m.-noonFitness Camp Boys & GirlsTWO week SESSION!July 12-16, July 19-23 MWF 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Bosque EcosystemMonitoring Program (BEMP)ECO-Science Camps:bosqueschool.org/summercamps.htmNEW! Awesome Anthropologyand Archaeology CampJune 28-July 2Bosque Biology BonanzaJune 14-18; July 19-23New! Chorus IntensiveJune 7-119 a.m.-noonNEW! Design PlusArchitecture CampMay 31-June 4; July 19-23;July 26-30NEW! Energy CampJuly 26-30Farm to TableJune 7-11Geology CampMay 31-June 4Spanish Adventure CampJune 14-18Weird and Wacky WildlifeBiologyJune 21-25; July 12-16Questions: Colleen Seager,cseag@bosqueschool.org(505) 898-6388
Children’s Choice
Summer Fun Camps at:Bandelier, Sombra Del Monte,Double Eagle and ManzanoMesa elementary schools.June 1-Aug 13, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.,Monday-FridaySafe, fun, & enriching. Themes.June 1-11: CC’s AmazingChallenge – Travel.June 14-25: CC Investigates –CSI, history, myths!June 28-July 9: Make Room forImprovement – community &citizenship!July 12-23: CC Has Talent –singing, acting, sports, more!July 26-Aug. 6: Who will beCC’s Next … chef, superhero,inventor?Aug. 9-13: Real Fun Week!Real kids choosing real fun!Features: Fun, swimming,crafts, science, sports,music, field trips, friends,snacks, social skills, drama,enrichment and teambuilding!Call (505) 296-2880 or visitchildrens-choice.org to registertoday!
Girl Scouts.
Call us forinformation on Summer Camp,Trails of Fun activities andevents, or to join a troop. Call343-1040 or visitnmgirlscouts.org.
Jewish Community Centerof Greater Albuquerque
, 5520Wyoming NE, is a nonprofitagency open to the entirecommunity providing programsand services to all ages. Call348-4466 or visit jccabq.org. Camps offeredinclude:Camp Chai, ages 5-13, 5sessions, June 7-Aug. 6. Yourchild will participate in dailyswim lessons, recreationalswimming, sports, archery, artsand crafts, dance, gymnastics(K-1) and science. Electives willinclude candy making, moviemaking, archery, a variety of dance options, sports, jewelrymaking, story time and muchmore. Visit jccabq.org forpricing.Habonim: Camp ChaiJunior Teen Experience,ages 12-13, 5 sessions,June 7-Aug. 6. The Habonimvillage experience offersolder campers an excellentopportunity to grow as youngadults through a wide rangeof engaging classes andactivities. Previous Habonimfield trips have included iceskating, bowling, hiking &picnic, movies, miniaturegolf, museum visits and atrip to the University of NewMexico. Visit jccabq.org forpricing.CIT (Counselor in Training)Program, ages 14-15, May31-Aug. 6. If you want totake on more of a leadershiprole in a camp setting, thenthis is the program for you.All of our CITs will go on afour-day trip to the ShalomInstitute Camp Center inMalibu, where they will takepart in ropes courses, teambuilders, leadership trainingand more. $800 for two-camp sessions, includesMalibu trip. See jccabq.org for additionalsession pricing.Four-Day Mini Camp,ages 5-13, June 1-4.$160 members/$240nonmembers. This campwill include games in thegym, play time outside onour field and playground,and activities in our YouthLounge. This camp will alsoinclude recreational swimtime in our pool.Golf Camps at SandiaClub, ages 8-13, June 1-4,and Aug. 9-11. Beginner:$215 member/$295nonmember. Intermediate:$165 member/$245nonmember. Thesecomprehensive and excitinglessons will include thebasic fundamentalsnecessary to learn thegolf swing and all sidecomponents of golf. Learnthe skills required for shortgame execution, specialtyshots, course managementand play.Horseback Riding/AquaCamp, ages 6-13, June1-4: $280 members/$345nonmembers, July 19-23:$350 members/$430nonmembers, Aug. 9-13:$350 members/$430nonmembers. Campers willstart the day at beautifulHeartlane Farms where theywill learn the fundamentalsof horseback riding andcare. They will finish the daywith a refreshing splash inthe JCC pool.JCC and Rio Vista FCSoccer Camp, ages 5+,June 1-4, Aug. 9-13, ages5-7: $160 members/$240nonmembers. Ages 8+:$225 members/$295nonmembers. Rio Vista willbe back this year to run theNo. 1 soccer camp in NewMexico. This camp is a mustfor all soccer players, noviceor experienced.Basketball Camp,ages 5-13, June 1-4.$225 members/$295nonmembers. This greatcamp will have studentsof all ability levels learningnew basketball techniqueswith an emphasis onfundamentals. Coached byAbbie Letz, player in threeMountain West ConferenceChampionships and formerUNM female Athlete of theYear.“Lights, Camera, ActingCamp,” ages 6-13, June7-11, $315 members/$395nonmembers. This 5-daycamp includes activitiessuch as the art of actingon stage, storytelling,improvisation, acting forfilm, writing scripts andscreenplays, costumedesign, stage make-up andmuch more.Habonim Go To Malibu
 ages 12-13, June 13-18,$445 members/$520nonmembers. Our oldestcampers will accompanyteens from JCCs in Tucsonand Phoenix to Malibu,Calif., where they will meetat the Shalom Institute to
sun and
By Gayle Geis
Of the Journal
lowers are blooming. The afternoons arewarming up. Signs of spring are here.So you know what that means. Summer iscoming and the kids will be out of school.How about getting them on the road toadventure with athletic camps, scienceprograms, art classes and music lessons?Your future Michael Phelps, Marie Curie, GeorgiaO’Keeffe or Taylor Swift might even thank you someday.
Make sure your kids are ready toenjoy the lazy days of summer
The Sunday Journal
Albuquerque, April
4, 2010
To ourreaders:
The Kids’ Activity Guidewas substituted for thisweek’s Living sectionin the
Sunday Journal
.The Living section willreturn next week.
The Sunday Journal
4, 2010
Kids’ Activity Guide
participate in mountain hikes,team-building activities, nighthikes, a ropes course, and meetnew friends from other JCCs.Blast Off to Science Camp,ages 6-13, June 14-18, $315members/$395 nonmembers.Each day, campers willbe involved in hands-onexperiments, fun arts andcrafts, and games based on thedifferent areas of science.Five-Day Sports and ActivityCamp, ages 5-13, Aug.9-13. $200 members $280nonmembers. Campers willplay fun gym games includingcapture the flag, dodge ball,kickball, “sell out,” cooperativegames and much more. Dailyrecreational swimming also willbe included.Performing Arts Camp,ages 6-13, Aug. 9-13. $210members/$275 nonmembers.This 5-day camp will includeazz, ballet, tumbling, floorgymnastics, arts and crafts,and musical theater. Childrenwill put everything together for abig end-of-camp performance.
Martineztown House
– 4STAR from state of NM, CYFDlicensing. June 4-Aug. 4 – fullday, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6p.m. Affordable, bilingual, safe,educational/recreation programfor 3- to 12-year-old children.Weekly field trips, swimming,art, crafts, cooking, sports,low ratios. CYFD assistancewelcome! 242-4333.
Sandia Preparatorychool,
532 Osuna NE, hostsSummerPrep 2010: Dare toDiscover, for students enteringgrades K-12. More than 80outdoor, academic, arts andsports classes, includingmany new opportunitiesfor middle and high schoolstudents. Classes are small,with a maximum enrollmentof 12 students unless statedotherwise in course description.SummerPrep 2010 takes placeJune 7-July 16.Before- and after-careare available. Call 338-3000, Fax 338-3099, e-mailsummerprep@sandiaprep.orgor visitwww.sandiaprep.org andclick on “Summer-Prep.”SummerPrep Director: TinaGibson.Summer School: In additionto camps in arts, sports andthe outdoors, SummerPrep2010: Dare to Discover offersa variety of academic classestaught by experienced teachers.High school classes include ACTPrep, Computer Graphics 1 and2, Creative Writing Workshop(with local authors andteachers) and Travel Abroad:Tropical Ecology in CostaRica & Nicaragua. Middle/elementary school classesinclude The Writing Workshop,Fitness and Sports Camp,Crimebusters: DNA ForensicScience, and Experience ThePhilippines. Also offered forelementary school studentsare Robotics and Be-DazzledScience Experiments. Otherclass topics include: ComePlay With Me (K-3) with earlychildhood professional,Melissa Bentley; Biology;Earthquakes, Volcanoes &Tornadoes; Space Exploration;Hands-On Geometry; BuildingMathematical Minds; Spanish;China Tour; Play writing anda variety of computer andtechnology classes.Day Programs: Kids canchoose from numerousfun-filled workshops atSummerPrep 2010 taught byexperienced teachers, suchas: Beginning and AdvancedBackpacking; Beginning RockClimbing; Space Exploration;“Jungle Book” Musical Theater;“Guys and Dolls Jr.” MusicalTheater; Jazz, Ballet andModern Dance; ComputerGraphic Design; Photographyand Film Making; Kids Cook andCrimebusters: DNA ForensicScience. SummerPrep alsofeatures various introductoryand advanced sports camps,including camps in tennis,soccer, volleyball, basketball,badminton, softball, kickball,flag football and baseball.Sports/Recreation: Studentsentering grades K-3 canregister for SummerPrep 2010afternoon Come Play WithMe, where they will learn andexplore through multisensoryplay activities. Students willdevelop or enhance their skillsin a variety of physical activitiesand sports in a noncompetitiveatmosphere. Students enteringgrades 4-8 can sign up forafternoon Fitness and SportsCamps, where they’ll enjoyone fun-filled week in each of several sports. Students willwork together in a team settingto develop both skill-buildingand good-natured competition.Students are welcome to attendweekly or throughout the entiresix-week SummerPrep program.Soccer enthusiasts enteringgrades K-5 and tennis playersentering grades 1-8 canpractice their sport, learn thefundamentals and improvetheir skills in Soccer Camp andTennis Camp. Middle schoolbasketball players enteringgrades 5-8 will enjoy the MiddleSchool Basketball Camp, wherethey can improve their skills andcompete in the SummerPrepTournament. (Both co-ed andgirls basketball camps areoffered.)Arts/Performing: SummerPrep2010 offers a wealth of artsand performing camps foraspiring artists and performers,as well as kids who just wantto explore their creative side!Classes are taught by artsprofessionals and trainedteachers. The new class Art,Photography and Filmmakingis offered in the afternoons.Other options include The ClayWorkshop, Artistic Expressions,Digital Filmmaking, TheDigital Darkroom 1 and 2, andAdvanced Clay Tech. Returningfavorites include Mixed MediaPhotography, Guitar Class 1and 2, Musical Theater (“JungleBook” for grades 1-8 and “Guysand Dolls Jr.” for grades 6-12),Clay, Drawing, Puppetry, Dance,Comedy Class and more. Fora catalog or more information,contact Sandia Prep at 338-3000, e-mail summerprep@sandiaprep.org or visitwww.sandiaprep.org
.St. John’s United MethodistChurch
is hosting a stunningVacation Bible School full of galactic fun for children ages 3through rising 6th-graders. Havea Galactic Blast!
Galactic Blastis July 19-23, 9 a.m.-12:30p.m. at St. John’s. Lunch andsnacks are included. S.M.A.R.T.(Summer Music Art, Rhythmand Theater) Camp will be held12:30-4 p.m. as a separateprogram for children in 1st-6thgrade. Register early! Earlyregistration ends June 18. Formore information, contact St.John’s UMC at 883-9717 orsend an e-mail to kqsjumc@connectatstjohns.org.
St. John’s UMC PreschoolPlus
, nationally accredited.We offer six sensational,weeklong summer day campsthroughout June and July from9 a.m.-1 p.m. Choose fromArt, Gardening, Summertimefun, Stars-n-Stripes, FeatheryFriends, and Reduce, Reuse,& Recycle. 3-year-olds to 3rdgrade. Call 883-0496 forfantastic summer fun! 2626Arizona NE, Alb., N.M. 87110
Summer@ St. Pius X
, 5301St. Josephs NW, Alb., N.M.87120. 831-8400; Web sitesaintpiusx.com; Contact: JackieDeVault, summer programassistant. Fun classes withhands-on activities open to allarea middle school studentsages 10-14. Two-week sessionsrun from June 7-18, June 21-July2 and July 6-16. Schedule offersmorning and afternoon optionswith child care; students canselect different sessions,part-time classes or fill theentire day of activities from8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. Smallclasses with limited enrollment.Offerings include ComputerArt, Cooking, Photography,Maskmaking, Beading,Retablos, Costume Design,Science and Engineering forKids, Rocket Making, Hot AirBalloons, African Drumming,Orchestra and Band, Ghosts of New Mexico and much more.Request a catalog online or byphone and join the excitement!See our other programs in artsand athletics, too.
Third annual HDWP WritingExperience 2010
— TonyHillerman Middle School willhost this year’s two- or three-week writers’ camp for kidsin grades 4 to 9. Camp runsJune 7-18 or till June 25 from9 a.m.-2 p.m., M-F. To save,register by April 24 at $150/week. Campers will experiencephotography, art, video anddrama through the lens of writing. Detailed info andapplication on our Web site:hdwp.org. Questions? Call792-0698 x 37602.
UNM Continuing Education
 invites you to plan a summerfull of adventure for your child.UNM Continuing Education’sEspecially for Youth programoffers classes, camps andconferences designed toprovide kids from 6-17exciting and enriching summeropportunities.Here are a few offerings: The3rd Annual UNM Young WritersConference (ages 10-17) 9a.m.-4 p.m., June 5. Cost is$55. Multiple themed campsthroughout the summer include:Architecture and Design Camp(ages 14-17), Funky Footwork(ages 6-13), Where the WildThings Are (ages 6-11), Pawsand Claws Pet Lovers Camp(ages 11-13), Film Camp (ages13-17), Computer Video GameDesign (ages 10-16), YouthSports Fitness (ages 6-14) andmany more. Classes includeRock Climbing, Web SiteDesign, Tea Time 101, TeenYoga, Tae Kwon Do for Children,Sewing for Animal Lovers, JuniorGolf and more! Call NaomiSandweiss, 505-277-0698, ore-mail naomis@unm.edu. Toregister or to order a catalog,call 505-277-0077 or visitdce.unm.edu.
Camp Invention
– AProgram of Invent Now Kids,Albuquerque, NM. The CampInvention program is a nonprofitenrichment program thatfocuses on science, technology,engineering and math (STEM)activities through inquiry-based, hands-on learning forchildren entering grades 1through 6. The Camp Inventionprogram is run in partnershipwith the United States Patentand Trademark Office. 2010Camp Locations – Albuquerque:Tierra Antigua Elementary,June 7-11; BandelierElementary, June 14-18;Marie Hughes Elementary,June 14-18; Matheson ParkElementary, June 21-25;Osuna Elementary, July 19-23;Clovis – Mesa Elementary, July26-30; Las Cruces – DesertHills Elementary, June 7-11;Hillrise Elementary, June 14-18;Ojo Caliente – Ojo CalienteElementary, June 21-25; RioRancho – Enchanted HillsElementary, June 21-25; SantaFe – Mission Viejo ChristianAcademy, July 26-30; Newcurriculum each year! Toregister call 1-800-968-4332 oronline at campinvention.org!
Challenger Learning CenterNew Mexico
, Summer Camps2010:June 21-24, Crater Kids 9a.m.-noon. Gr. K-1, $80June 21-25, Cosmic Capers,12:30-3:30 p.m. Gr. 5-9, $150July 12-16, Rocketry, 9 a.m.-noon. Gr. 4-9, $125July 12-16, Robotics, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Gr. 4-5, $125July 12-16, Tiger Team,12:30-3:30 p.m. Gr. 6-12,$125July 26-30, Micronauts, 9a.m.-noon. Gr. 2-4, $125July 26-30, Flight Specialists,12:30-3:30 p.m. Gr. 2-4, $100Call 505-248-1776 to register.challengernm.org
Hands-on Minds-onTechnologies (HMTech)
 Summer Science Program isan educational supplementtargeting African-Americanmiddle and high schoolstudents. Students of all racesand ethnicities are welcome toparticipate and encouraged toenroll. The program is designedto spark interest in pursuingcareers in science, technology,math and engineering. There isno cost to attend the program.HMTech is offered everySaturday in June from 9 a.m.-3p.m. For additional informationvisithmtech.sandia.gov/index.htm.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
, 601Eubank SE, hosts Science isEverywhere Summer Camp forchildren who have completedgrades K-7. Experience thewonders of science in one-weeksessions Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to4 p.m. (with extended time forpick up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.),May 31 through Aug. 13. Wenow offer before- and after-camp care! Sessions includeAwesome Anatomy, CSI CampScene Investigations, MaterialsScience, Forces of Flight, MessyMixtures, Space Odyssey,Science Fashionistas, Scienceof Art, Hogwerts, Gadgets andGizmos, Great Inventors, GoingGreen, Lotions and EdiblePotions, and RoboQuest I, II orIII. Call 245-2137, ext. 103, orvisitnuclearmuseum.org
Talking Talons
YouthLeadership Summer ScienceAdventure Camp. Session 1:June 14-25, Session 2: July5-16, and Session 3: July26-Aug. 6. $300/child; siblingdiscounts available. ContactDeidre Linden, 281-1133, ext.7#, e-maildeidre@talkingtalons.com orvisit talkingtalons.com.
Albuquerque SoccerAcademy:
Co-ed, middle andhigh school ages. For detailedinformation, go to
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The Albuquerque Museum/Casa San Ysidro is aDivision of the Cultural Services Department of theCity of AlbuquerqueRichard J. Berry, Mayor
Heritage Day
in the Village of Corrales
Saturday, May 15 • 10am-4pm
 Activities for families
including animals, cookiesand bread baked in our horno, punched tin, performances and more!
 C  h u r r oS  h e e p !
973 Old Church RoadFor information, call 898-3915 or 311
26th AnnualAutomobile Show
Sunday, May 16, 2010 • 10:00am to 3:30pm
Bring your toy cars and models
 to the 
Something for everyone!
 The Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW (in Old Town)www.cabq.gov/museum • 243-7255
Classic, Exotic, Vintage, Modified Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Motor Scooters& Stationary Power Plants
 A special toy car and model show 
Sponsored by: The Albuquerque Museum andThe New Mexico Council of Car Clubs
The Albuquerque Museum is a Division of the Cultural ServicesDepartment of the City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor 
The National Institute of Flamenco Presents:The
Flamenco Camp
 K id s
 A Cultural Exploration!
Flamenco dance, music,percussion, singing & literacy
Presented in conjunction with Festival FlamencoInternacional de Alburquerque.
May 31-June 11, 20109:00 am to 3:00 pmBoys & Girls ages 6-12
Public School Certified Teaching Faculty
 Activities, games, hikes and adventure!
Nature Discovery for Kids
at the Rio Grande Nature Center 
 Programs for students entering grades 1-6, and for ages 4-6.
 – Summer Week-Long Sessions
 Mon-Thurs 9:00-11:30 ($55)
 – Friday Evening Sessions 5:00-8:00 ($20)
For information: call 344-7240 Ask about the Junior Ranger programfor older kids!
Schedule and Registration Forms:
The Sunday Journal Albuquerque, April
4, 2010
ABQSOCCER.COM. VladiStanojevic, director, head girlssoccer coach, Sandia HS.238-7076.
Albuquerque High School
Future Bulldogs Summer SoccerCamp and Advanced SoccerAcademy will be June 7-10for girls and boys. The FutureBulldogs will be 9 a.m.-noon forincoming grades 1-8 and willfeature soccer fundamentalsthrough fun games. TheAdvanced Academy will be5:30-7:30 p.m. for incominggrades 6-12 and will providemore advanced technique andtactics in a fun atmosphere.Both camps will be directed bythe AHS boys’ soccer coachLucien Starzynski. Camp costis $60 for the Future Bulldogs(includes snack, camp T-shirtand ball) and $80 for theAdvanced Academy (includescamp T-shirt) or $140 for both.Registration form is availableonline at albuquerquebulldogs.com, or contact Cathy Drake,266-5301,drakelavelle@comcast.net.
Blackman TaekwondoAcademy:
9900 MontgomeryNE, Suite B, Alb, N.M. 87111.505-856-5616; Web site:BlackmanTKD.com;Contact: Master PhillipBlackman or Kristine Blackman,program director.Blackman TaekwondoAcademy Summer Special:We offer Traditional & Olympicstyle Taekwondo, Hapkido &Philippine Combatives for ages3 to adult. All programs includeunlimited class attendance.Classes available Mon.-Sat.,including morning, afternoon &evening classes for all. SummerSpecial offers 50% discountoff all membership options,valid for new students only.Bring your child in for a free triallesson. Develop your child’sconfidence in a fun, learningenvironment!Blackman TaekwondoAcademy Summer Camp:Blackman Taekwondo Academyinvites you to enroll yourchildren ages 6-12 in ourSummer Camp! We are offeringthree, one-week sessions of martial arts, fine arts, crafts &more! No experience necessary.our child will learn the threeingredients for success: focus,confidence and perseverance.Call us for the dates & prices.
City of Albuquerque Parks& Recreation Summer TennisPrograms.
National JuniorTennis League is June 21-July29. Mon.-Thur.,9:15-11:45 a.m.$50 for six weeks. Ages 7-14.Tennis Lessons - two-weeksessions. Sessions beginJune 7 and are every twoweeks through the end of July.Morning sessions, Mon.- Fri.,8 a.m., 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.Evening sessions Mon.-Thur.,5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Adultand kid lessons, $40 & $30respectively.Call 256-2080 for locationsand registration info.
Diamante Equestrian Center
in Placitas offers your childthe opportunity to learn to besafe around horses both onthe ground and in the saddle.There will be both English andWestern riding available.Each day will include feeding,grooming, tack maintenance,stall cleaning, and of courseriding! There also also bearts, crafts and additionalrecreational activities and lotsof fun. Camp hours: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $275 per weeklysession. Before and after careavailable for additional fee.Enrollment limited to eightchildren per session.Six one-week sessions: June7-11; June 14-18; June 28-July2; July 5-9; July 19-23; July26-30. For more information,call Maryann at 505-917-8732.
Equestrian vaulting.
Jointhe Albuquerque Vaulters:gymnastics and dance on theback of the moving horse.For fun or competition. Safe,great cross-training sport,balance, timing, strength,coordination, confidence andmore. Nothing to bring, horsestack and advanced coachesprovided Wed. or Sat. 6 weekly90-minute lessons in Corrales– $150. Established in 1982,coached for 30 years by MerryCole. Call for new class or info:507-2600/898-6185.
Kay’s All Swim School
, 9737Fourth St. NW, offers excellent,personalized swim instructionfor infants, children and adults.The water is always warm inan enclosed, chlorine-free,100 percent UV-protectedpool. Instructors are qualified,patient and talented at workingwith children. Children grow inconfidence and self-esteem aslessons proceed. Register now!VisitKaysAllSwimSchool.com.
Lone Kings Chess Academy.
 Chess for kids – grades K-12.Sign up now! Year-roundprogram available.Beginners welcome!505-261-9832.LoneKingsChess@aol.com.
Mighty Monarch YouthFootball Camp
July 17, 9a.m.-4 p.m., grades 2-8, $30preregistration by July 12, $35on July 17. Skill work, drills andgames. Includes lunch andawards. Aaron Ocampo, headfootball coach. Leave messageat 559-2248.
Sandia Matador VolleyballCamps.
6th-incoming freshmen.$75. Beginning level camp:June 17 and 18, 4-7 p.m. andJune 19, 9 a.m.-noon. Advancedlevel camp: July 8 and 9, 4-7p.m. and July 10, 9 a.m.-noon.To pre-register contact: CoachMcCarthy atmegmccarthy01@hotmail.com.
Sandia Preparatory School
will host sports camps in June:Volleyball, grades 5-8,June 1-4, 8-11 a.m.Baseball, grades 5-8,June 1-4, 8-11 a.m.Basketball, grades 5-8,June 1-4, noon- 3 p.m.Soccer, grades 5-12, June7-10, 8-11 a.m.Volleyball, grades 9-12,June 7-10, noon-3 p.m.Basketball Shooting Camp,grades 6-12, June 14-17,1-4 p.m.Baseball Pitching Camp,grades 6-12, June 14-17,8-11 a.m.Volleyball and basketball arein the Fieldhouse; soccer andbaseball on the West fields.Camps are $100 each and areopen to boys and girls. Makechecks payable to Sandia PrepSummer Prep. Brochures areavailable upon request to theathletic office. Call 338-3000or 338-3025. (Pmacfarlane@sandiaprep.org)
Stone Age ClimbingGym
, 341-2016, Climb@StoneAgeGym.com, www.StoneAgeClimbingGym.com.Experience the adventure of rock climbing at our SpiderMonkeys or Wall CrawlersClimbing Camps this summer!Our one-to-six instructor-to-student ratio insures your childwill receive personal attentionto help him or her learn thebasics of climbing in a fun andsupportive setting. The SpiderMonkeys camp is for kids ages7 to 12 with a cost of $179.95;our more advanced WallCrawlers program is for ages 11to 14 with a cost of $219.95and includes a Tram ride andouting to the Crest on the lastday. There are eight sessionsscheduled for our SpiderMonkeys program. Choosefrom either a 9 a.m. to noonmorning session or 1 p.m. to 4p.m. afternoon session. SpiderMonkeys Camp dates are June7-18, June 21-July 2, July 12-23,and July 26-Aug. 6; campersmeet Mondays, Wednesdaysand Fridays for either the a.m.or p.m. session. We have twoWall Crawlers camps scheduledfor the older kids; choose fromJune 8-24 or July 13-29. Thesethree-week programs meetTuesdays and Thursdays from9 a.m.-noon for the first fivesessions with a full-day field tripon the final day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Call Stone Age Climbing Gym foradditional information or to signup your child.
Summer@ St. Pius X
, 5301St. Josephs NW, Alb., N.M.87120. 831-8400; Web sitesaintpiusx.com; Contact: JackieDeVault, summer programassistant. Aspiring studentathletes have the opportunity toimprove skills with Sartan headcoaches in their favorite sportand explore the possibilities of new sports. Programs includebaseball, basketball, cheer,running, drill/dance, football,soccer/speed, volleyball,wrestling. Single/multidaycamps for ages 4-18 (ages varyby sport). Experience the goldstandard in St. Pius sportscamps, a popular summeractivity for young athletes in themetro area. Be sure to registerearly. See our other summerclasses in the arts and full-dayprogram sections.
Summer-Sault Day Campat SAGA (Sandia AcrobaticGymnastics Academy)
, 2832Girard NE, provides a safe, funenvironment for kids ages 6-12.Field trips, arts and crafts,swimming, games, laughterand especially gymnastics,all under the watchful eyesof trained camp counselors.Weekly sessions begin June 1.Scheduled activities are9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Extended careavailable each day from 7:30a.m.-6 p.m. for an additionalfee. Call 884-6949 or visitSAGAgymnastics.com. Registerearly; the 2009 camp sold out!
Volcano Vista High School
Summer Sport Camps.
Visitvolcanovistahawks.com andclick the “LINKS” button for acomplete list of summer campsoffered at the school.
ABQ’s Playroom,
a Children’sEnrichment Center, offeringKindermusik, Arts & Crafts,Spanish, Performing withPuppets, and many moreclasses and camps. Comingsoon near Paseo del Norte andVentura. abqplayroom.com.
Fishback Studio of the Dance“Summer Dance”
call 298-8828 for info or flier.Classes are June 1-July 10.Six weeks: Pre-ballet ages 3,4, 5.Child (age 6 and up,) teen,adult – Tap, Jazz/Hip-Hop,Ballet, Acrobatics, Modern,Scottish. Adult – Swing & Salsa.Register Now!!Performing Arts Workshop– 4 weeks June: Jazz, Ballet,Tap, Acrobatics, plus: Cheer,Theater, Modeling, Singing –Great Fun!!
Hummingbird Music Camp:
(Art Camp and Chess Campcoincide with Music Camp for2010) We are located in thebeautiful Jemez Mountainswhere campers (ages 8-14)have a weeklong campexperience that includesovernight camp out, hikes,games, skits, campfires, riverfun, fishing and making lifelongfriends. Music Camp instructionis woven into a noncompetitive,relaxed atmosphere with greatmusic teachers. Music Camphas instructors for beginnersall the way to advance in piano,guitar, band and orchestra.Music Camp runs for 9 weeks.Art Camp: instead of only oneweek per summer we have 4weeks of Art Camp that coincidewith Music Camp week #1,#2, #4 and #5. Art instructorsare professional teachersin many different media andteach all levels from beginnersto advance. Chess Camp willcoincide with Music Campfor week #3. Chess Campersare novice, intermediate andadvanced players who will havechess lectures, tournamentsand chess game analysis.Chess teachers will be aChess Master and New Mexicoexperts. Art, Chess and Musiccampers will also participatein chorus each morning and allcamp activities. For additionalinformation on HummingbirdMusic Camp, visit our web siteathummingbirdmusiccamp.orgor call 575-829-3060. Camperscan now register online andmake deposits or print out theregistration form and mail to104 Hummingbird Road, JemezSprings, N.M. 87025. Hope tosee you this summer.
Keshet Dance Company’s
 Three one-week Dance Camps:July 12-30. Ballet & Modern,Tap & Jazz, and African Dance& Drumming & Hip Hop. Forboys and girls ages 6-14. Alllevels welcome. Full- and half-day options. $175/week for fullday and $100/week for half day. Scholarships available. Formore information or to sign up,visit keshetdance.org or callKeshet at 224-9808.
The Growing Stage
atABQStages’ two-week musicaltheater intensives meet Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. andculminate with a showcase.Kids 5-16 have fun developing
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