New Mexico Kids! Family Magazine — May/June 2011
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Summer Activities Directory

Residential Camps & Overnight Expeditions

American Dance Training Camp’s Taos Ski Valley Ultimate Overnight Dance Camp,

PO Box 14922, San Francisco, CA 94114. Phone: 505-504-0570; Website: AmericanDanceTrainingCamps.com; Contact: Stacey Baca, NM Program Director; Email: stacey@danceadtc.com. American Dance Training Camps is coming to NM for the Taos Ski Valley Ultimate Overnight Dance Camp! Calling all girls, ages 8-17, who love to dance. All levels welcome. From beginners to advanced, all campers will enjoy various classes in different dance styles. Core classes are jazz, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary, and theatre dance. A variety of elective dance disciplines such as modern, tap, or ballet are also available and vary each session. Campers take four dance classes daily and at week's end, they show off their new moves in a big Friday night performance for family, friends, and fellow campers. Dates: Session 1: July 17-23 and Session 2: July 24-30. Sign up for 1 or 2 sessions. Different material is taught each session. In addition to dance activities, ADTC provides opportunities for other summer camp excursions such as hiking, a llama trek, chairlift rides, horseback riding, or swimming. During some of our down time we also offer arts and crafts, team building, and just plain fun!

Bishop Stoney Camp,

7855 Old Santa Fe Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-5610. Website: campstoney.org. Contact: Beryl Zimmerman. Christian camping for families, children & youth. May 27-30: Family Camp for all ages, parents required, fees: $100 adults, $75 children. June 5-11: Sr. High Adventure Camp, grades 9-12, fees: $350 + $100 rafting. June 12-18: Outdoor Adventure Camp, grades 3-6, fee: $350. June 12-18: Jr. High Adventure Camp I, grades 6-9, fees: $350 + $50 rafting. June 19-25: Summer Fun Camp, grades 3-10, fee: $350. June 19-25: Arts & Crafts Camp, grades 3-10, fees: $350 + $50 materials. June 26-July 2: Jr. High Adventure Camp II, grades 6-9, fees: $350 + $50 rafting. June 26-July 2: Narnia Camp: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, grades 3-8, fee: $350. July 3-9: Harry Potter Camp: The Sorcerer's Stone, grades 3-8, fee: $350. July 3-9: Sr. High Fantasy Camp: Harry Potter: the last 3 books, grades 9-12, fee: $350. July 10-16: Grace Camp, grades 3-6, scholarships provided for all. July 10-16: Sr. High Leadership Camp, grades 8-12, fee $350.

Black Range Horsemanship Camp,

PO Box 152, Winston, NM 87943. Phone: 575-743-1602 or 575-740-1778; Website: zianet.com/4jranch; Contact: Greg Evans, Camp Director; Email: 4jranch@zianet.com. A residential camp for boys & girls ages 8-16. July 10-23; Cost: $900. Half-sessions July 10-16 or July 16-23; Cost: $500. Some camperships & discounts available. Programs include horseback riding (all levels), hiking, arts & crafts, Indian lore, sports & games, rifle shooting, archery, rappelling, aquatics, cattle drive & branding. Lots of adventure! Serving boys & girls since 1991.

Children's Adventure Company,

935 Alto St., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-988- 7201; Website: childrensadventurecompany.org; Contact: Dee Gregory, Director; Email: deegregory@earthlink.net. Three overnights offered for those entering grades 5-7. Download registration forms online.

Full Circle Summer Camp,

PO Box 7876, Abq, NM 87194. Phone: 505-363-2496; Website: fullcircleproductions.org; Contact: Sean Etigson, Director. Full Circle is an overnight camp for ages 8-14. The camp experience cultivates creativity, health, and community through a mixture of creative and physical practices, as well as typical camp activities like campfires, skits, games, hikes, stories, and songs. We offer a wide variety of classes, such as art, guitar, hand drumming, drama, creative writing, African dance, yoga, martial arts, and cross country running. The camp runs Aug 7-13 and is on the campus of Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs. Tuition is $460 paid in full by May 15, or $495 paid in full by July 30.

Hummingbird Art Camp,

104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3060; Website: Hummingbirdmusiccamp.org. In the Jemez Mountains, campers, ages 8-14, have a week that includes camping, hikes, games, skits, campfires, river fun, fishing and making life long friends. This year we have 4 weeks of Art Camp that coincide with Music Camp. Week 1: May 29- June 5; Week 2: June 5-12; Week 4: June 19-26; Week 5: June 26- July 3. Art Camp follows the same child friendly philosophy of other Hummingbird camps, with an emphasis on art. We offer professional art instructors from throughout the U. S. All art supplies and professional instruction are included in the fees. Art Camp will also participate in chorus each morning and all camp activities. Each Art Camper will have the opportunity to work with several professional instructors and media. Art presentation during the 1:45 pm Hummingbird Concert.

Hummingbird Chess Camp,

104 Hummingbird Rd. Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone 575-829-3060; Website: hummingbirdmusiccamp.org. At Hummingbird Chess Camp, June 12-19, is devoted to chess education for campers ages 8-14. Chess lectures, classes, tournaments and events are led by highly rated Chess Instructors. Three class groups: Advanced-Rated 1400 to 1800, Intermediate- Rated 1000 to 1300, and Novice Player must have some experience in the basic chess rules and moves. Chess campers also participate in chorus each morning and all camp activities, including campfires, hikes, fishing, basketball, volleyball, skit night and other fun. Chess presentation during the 1:45pm Hummingbird Concert.

Hummingbird Music Camp,

104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3060; Website: hummingbirdmusiccamp.Org; E-mail: group@hummingbirdmusiccamp.Org. You can register and make a deposit online or fill out and print registration form. Mail deposit check and registration to above address. In the Jemez Mountains, campers ages 8-14, have a week that includes camping, hikes, games, skits, campfires, river fun, fishing and making life long friends. Campers can begin a new instrument or continue with their own chosen instrument. Musical instruction is woven into a non-competitive, relaxed atmosphere with a music teacher/camper ratio of 1/10. Professional music instruction for beginners to advanced in all instruments for the band, orchestra, piano and guitar. There are 9 weeks of Music Camps to choose from running May 29-July 31.

NM Museum of Natural History & Science Young Explorers Camp,

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-841-2861; Website: Nmnaturalhistory.org; Contact: August Wainwright, Public Programs Registrar. Family exploring/learning raft trip on San Juan River June 24-27.Camps with overnight options.

Story Ranch Expeditionary Learning Literacy Camp,

1300 Mineral Hill, Las Vegas, NM, 87701. Phone: 505-425-5578; Website: storyranchnm.com; Contact: Cindy McLeod, Director. A two-week residential summer camp located on a 54- acre farm/wilderness site along Tecolote Creek outside Las Vegas. This camp is designed to strengthen the arts of writing and reading for literacy-challenged children ages 8-11. The camp celebrates and supports minds that think and learn differently. Children with dysgraphia, dyslexia, and other learning challenges engage in exciting, meaningful, and integrated learning adventures while developing necessary strategies to improve their reading and writing skills. The highly trained, professional staff have for decades worked in public and private schools, facilitated innovative wilderness theme-based camps, bringing the joy of learning to children. In addition to academic skill-building, other activities include archery, swimming, biking, hiking, building shelters, arts & games. "We are consistently impressed with the highly creative minds behind children who struggle with reading and writing. This camp provides them with skills foraddressing such challenges while celebrating their innovative and imaginative way of thinking," says Cindy McLeod, LPCC, MA, certified special and regular education teacher and director of this literacy-building camp. Dates: July 10-23. 1:5 teacher-student ratio. Cost: $2,000 for 14 days.

UNM Men's Lobo Soccer Academy Summer Camps,

1 UNM, MSC04 2680, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-925-5727; Website: lobosocceracademy.com; Contact: Paul Souders, Camp Coordinator; Email: lobocamp@unm.edu. Lobo Soccer Academy-The University of New Mexico Men's soccer program, has announced its camp dates for this summer. Camps held at the UNM South Campus Athletics' Facilities, including the Indoor Practice Facility from July 10-14 and July 17-21. Camps include the Elite Residential Camp (for grade 10 & up) and Junior Elite Residential Camps (for grades 8-10) as well as a High School Team Residential Camp (for high school students). We pride ourselves on having a professional coaching staff as well as a certified UNM trainer at all sessions. Campers receive a Nike/Lobo Soccer T-shirt!

YWCA TechGYRLS-Teens for New Technology (Camp TNT),

1137 So. 337, Tijeras, NM 87059. Phone: 505-254-9922, X105; Website: ywca-nm.org/TechGYRLS. aspx; Contact: Melanie Madrid, Youth Director. Camp TNT is now offered to middle school girls ages 9-14 for up to four weeks. Choose any one week for $350, two weeks for $700, three weeks for $950 or all four weeks for $1,000. This is an overnight residential camp and prices include all meals, lodging and activities. We encourage young ladies to embrace fields in technology and engineering while also offering traditional camp activities such as swimming, horseback riding, hiking and field trips. Themes and dates are: Week 1: June 6-12, Me and My Robot; Week 2: June 13-19,The Science of Sports; Week 3: June 20-26, Technology and Film; Week 4: June 27-July 3, The Green Team-Technology and our Planet. Visit dropshots.com/YWCATechGYRLS for photos and veezyon.Com/ywcanm/ for videos from last year.

Day Programs

Santa Fe and Surrounding Areas

Another Bird of Song Music Day Camp,

227 E. Palace Ave. Ste. B, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-310-3699; Website: anotherbirdofsong.com; Contact: Angela Bivins, Owner, Music Teacher. Another Bird of Song Music Day Camp offers two oneweek sessions for ages 6-10. Learn basic music theory and have fun with music. Activities include: singing, piano, drumming, instrument making, song writing, performance, field trip, music games and more. Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm. Sessions: July 18-22, July 25-29. Maximum: 8 kids/session. $225/session. Private piano, voice and composition lessons available.

Arline Goldberg’s Swimming Classes,

SF, NM. Phone: 505-438-9431. Swimming classes for infant, toddler, preschool & up. Would you like to relax at the pool, or lake, knowing your child has learned to swim, even if you haven’t? Or, more importantly, if your toddler fell into the water, wouldn’t it be comforting to know that he or she could keep afloat? Session 1: June 20-July 15; Session ll: July 18-Aug 12; Mini Session III: Aug. 15-26. Mon.-Sat. $168/session + tax for 12 classes. 7 students/class.

Assistance Dogs of the West Dog Training for Kids,

PO Box 31027, SF, NM 87594. Phone: 505-986-9748 in SF; Website: assistancedogsofthewest.org; Contact: Administrative Staff. ADW afterschool and summer programs teach students ages 8-18 compassion and leadership while they train assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Classes focus on: human/dog relationships, basic obedience training, positive reinforcement, basic commands for service dogs, clear communications, relationship building and more. Students attend once a week for a minimum of one month. Classes are limited to 8-10 students per class.

Belisama Irish Dance,

SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-670-2152; Website: belisamairishdance.Com; Contact: Adrienne Bellis, Director; Email: belisamadance@aol.com. Join us for a great summer dance experience! Irish Dance is fun and accessible for everyone.

Big Sky Learning’s Build It!,

1114 Hickox St. Unit G, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-428-7575; Website: bigskylearning.com; Contact: Michael Sheppard, Director; Email: infobigsky@gmail.com. Big Sky Build It! – where art meets science. Fun hands-on workshops for kids ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, & 12-14. Create fascinating inventions in an inspiring and supportive environment. Join us for our 14th season with the best camp line up ever! Build a real levitating wizard wand, a high flying rocket, a solar space station, a talking stuffed animal, an electricguitar, a solar powered Railrunner, a machine that makes delicious ice cream and soda, and much more. Weeklong, full day camps with quality pre and aftercare available. Scholarships and discounts available (see our ad in this issue for coupons).

Camp Invention - A Program of Invent Now,

SF, NM. Phone: 1-800-968- 4332; Website: campinvention.org. The Camp Invention program is a nonprofit enrichment program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities through inquiry-based, hands-on learning for children entering grades 1-6. The Camp Invention program is run in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Camp Location in Santa Fe: Piñon Elementary, June 13-17. New curriculum each year!

Candyman Strings & Things Summer Rock Camp,

851 St. Michael's Dr., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-5906; Website: candymanstringsandthings.com; Contact: Milton Villarrubia or Cindy Cook. The Candyman Strings & Things Summer Rock Camp is an ideal music program for students ages 8-18, at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, who want an immersion in rock ensemble performance and recording experience. Campers spend 2 weeks working in a hands-on environment, learning real performance and recording techniques and the joys and complexities of being in a rock band. Campers form a band with others at their playing level, learn new songs, compose songs, improve skill, develop the band's identity and logo all the while working with some of the top professional working musicians of SF. Access to established music professionals helps young musicians understand some of the options open to them in the music industry. Campers also record a CD at a professional audio recording facility, perform in a live concert and visit 98.1 Radio Free SF for an on-air and in-studio interview and to have a song played live. Each camper receives a professionally mastered CD of their songs, a DVD of the concert, some swag, a camp T-shirt and a working knowledge of songwriting and performing, and memories and experiences that they will cherish for a lifetime. Camp sessions are 2 weeks long, Mon-Fri. Choose from morning sessions, 9am-1pm, or afternoon, 2pm-6pm. Session dates are: June 13-24, Concert on June 25; July 11-22, Concert on July 23; Aug 1-12, Concert on Aug 13.

Catron Community Learning Center,

306 Catron St., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-983-8102; Website: catroncommunitylearning.com; Contact: Adrianna Duncan, Director; Email: director@catroncommunitylearning.com. Catron Community Learning Center is committed to providing high quality opportunities for academic and personal development in a supportive and caring environment. PreK Academy, June 6-24, 11am-12pm, ages 4-5. Arts & Crafts, June 6-24, 12:15pm-1:15pm, ages 4-7. Reading Readiness, June 6-24, 1:30-2:30pm, age 6.Science Camp, June 27-July 1, 9am-noon, ages 8-12. Where In the World Camp, July 11-15, 9am-noon, ages 8-12. Arts & Crafts, July 11-15, 12:30pm-2:45pm, ages 8-12. Math Mania, July 18-Aug 5, 12:45-1:45pm, ages 10-12. Multiplication Facts, July 18-Aug 5, 2-3pm, ages 8-14. Pre-Algebra Workshop, July 18-Aug 5, ages 11-14. Tuition: PreK Academy (15 hours) $318.30+ tax; 3-week camps/workshops (15 hours) $238.70+ tax; 5-day Arts & Crafts $159.15+ tax.

Chess Camp and Gamebuilder Creation Camps,

Phone: 888-65-chess; Website: chesscamp.com. July 11-15 at Santa Fe Preparatory School. Ages 5-16, co-ed, beginner through advanced, morning, afternoon and all-day sessions. Chess is a great way to hone strategic thinking skills! Tuition includes chess board & pieces, camp T-shirt, trophy, scorebook, certificate with group photo and work folder. At Gamebuilder Creation Camp children can take Intro to Video Game Creation, Video Game Creation-The Sequel or Animation Creation Camp. Tuition includes all instruction, software license, camp T-shirt, trophy, certificate with group photo and daily snack. Register at Gamebuildercamp.com/video.

Children's Adventure Company,

935 Alto St., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-988- 7201; Website: childrensadventurecompany.org; Contact: Dee Gregory, Director; Email: deegregory@earthlink.net. Outdoor Summer Day Camps run May 30-Aug 12. Cost: $220+tax per week for full days; $200+tax per week for short day program for grades K-2. Exciting outdoor program for children entering grades K-7. Activities include hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, art, cooking, movement, and swimming. Friday field trips to Abq for the older groups. Hours: 7:45am- 6pm. Three overnights offered for those entering grades 5-7. Download registration forms online. $400 nonrefundable deposit goes toward camp tuition.

Desert Montessori School Camps,

316 Camino Delora, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-8212. Website: desertmontessori.com; Contact: Missy Brown, Director. We offer summer camps for ages 2-7, five days a week, with aftercare available until 6pm. Session 1: June 27-July 15. Session 2: July 25-Aug 12. Desert Scholars is a remedial reading, writing and spelling program for those with learning differences available for ages 6 & up. Students receive two hours of one-on-one tutoring and 1 hour of group work, 9am-noon. Two summer sessions.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas Living History Museum Adventures in the Past,

334 Los Pinos Rd., SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-471-2261; Website: golondrinas.Org; Contact: Michael King, Director of Education. Ages 9-12. Join us for Fun on the Frontier! They’ll be hide tanning, adobe making, blacksmithing, hiking, horses, sheep, burros, lassoing, tortilla making, baking in hornos, weaving, candle and rope making, tinsmithing and more great "aventuras."

Filmmakers Ink’s CreativeArt Ink,

EcoVersity, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 413- 320-6071; Website: CreativeArtInk.com; Contact: Patrick McCullough, Director, Patrick@CreativeArtInk.com. Ages 8-10 and 11-15. CreativeArt Ink offers a One Week Full Day Arts Experience. Have the opportunity to train with working artists, writers, filmmakers, visual artists, composers & actors. Spend the day making movies with award-winning filmmakers; create animation & sketch with professional artists; improvise & explore movement; develop poems & stories with an award-winning writer. Keep the Arts alive! Cost: $495 Dates: June 6-June 17.

Filmmakers Ink’s Intensive Filmmaking,

EcoVersity, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 413-320-6071; Website: Filmmakers-Ink.com; Contact: Patrick McCullough, Director, Patrick@Filmmakers-Ink.com. Ages: 8-10 and 11-15. Learn filmmaking through Filmmakers Ink hands-on professional instruction at our One Week Full Day Camps. Our youngest filmmakers will write, direct, shoot & edit a 5-10 minute Special FX movie, hosting a World Premiere for family & friends on the final day of film camp. Our older filmmakers will learn to consistently make good movies, experiencing the moviemaking process from script writing through pre-production and the filming of several movies. Cost: $395$495 Dates: June 6-June 17.

Fine Arts for Children & Teens (FACT) Summer at the ARTbarn,

1516 Pacheco St., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-992-2787; Website: factsantafe.org; Contact: Indi McCasey, Program Manager. FACT Summer ARTbarn Community Studio offers fun, creative and engaging, hands-on visual art programs. All classes held at the Studio include nutritious snacks, high quality art materials and lessons taught by seasoned professional artist/art educators, and field trips for kids ages 8- 14 to area museums. Each weeklong session is $225. Scholarships are available. Ages 5-7 meet the weeks of June 6-10, June 27-July 1, July 25-29. Ages 8-10 meet June 13-17, July 11-15, Aug 1-5. Ages 11-14 meet June 20-24, July 19-23 and Aug. 8-12

Gentle Shepherd Summer Preschool,

209 E. Barcelona Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-9383. Preschool ages 3-5. Morning program 7:30am-12:30pm. Session 1: June 7-June 23; Session 11: July 12-July 28. Both sessions are nine days in all, held on Tues, Wed & Thurs. Gentle Shepherd Preschool offers age appropriate curriculum in a Christian environment. The summer program includes art, music, stories and creative play. Outside play is emphasized. We accept 15 children/session. Cost: $190/session.

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe Summer Camp,

301 Hillside Ave., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-982-2042; Website: girlsincofsantafe.org; Contact: Melissa W., Program Manager. At Girls Inc. every girl has the right to be herself and express herself with originality and enthusiasm. Now at two locations: Hillside Ave (downtown) and Zona del Sol (southside). Girls participate in fun, hands-on activities in a safe, girl-centered environment. Summer Camp is Mon-Fri, June 13-Aug 12, 7:30am-6pm, for girls ages 5-15. Tuition assistance available.

Golden Acorns Summer Camp,

1704-B Llano St. #322, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505- 795-9079; Website: goldenacornscamp.com; Contact: Helen Meehan-Wildman, Director; Email: goldenacornscamp@gmail.com. Golden Acorns Summer Camp is a camp of living arts and culture for ages 5–11. Six week-long sessions, June 27-Aug 5. Guest teachers share their knowledge of dance, story, music and the healing traditions of Japan, Ireland, Brazil, Haiti and Senegal. Also our popular Urban Culture Week with breakdancing and graffiti art! Each day begins with yoga or T’ai chi and includes gardening, permaculture and intuitive awareness. The way to a peaceful future is through our children.

La Petite Academy Adventures In Fun,

SF, NM. Phone: 877-704-6313; Website: lapetite.com; Contact: Contact us to locate a school near you. Summer program offered for children ages 5-12 at 13 convenient locations. Special one to two-week sessions include sports, nature, and arts & crafts, which engage your children and keep them active all summer long. Special guests, unique activities and field trips make everyday fun! Shhh... don't tell them they'll also be learning with our special school readiness program.

Little Earth,

321 W. Zia Road, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-988-1968. Memorable summer experiences for children ages 4-9. Three sessions: June 6-24; June 27- July 22; and July 25-August 12, 8am-5:30pm. Minimum enrollment: one session. Three, four or five days per week. Art, cooking, music, weekly nature field trips, games, storytelling and swimming. Low student-teacher ratio. Enrollment limited.

National Dance Institute of New Mexico Summer Programs,

1140 Alto St. SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-795-7088; Website: ndi-nm.org; Email: dsilver@ndi-nm.org. Exciting summer programs in dance and musical theater for ages 3-18! Come by The Dance Barns. Tuition Assistance available.

New Mexico School for the Arts Summer Arts Intensive,

275 East Alameda, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-660-3786; Website: NMSchoolForTheArts.org; Contact: Annica Graham, Producer. Dates: July 25-29; Hours: 9am-3pm. Cost: $200 (scholarships available.) New Mexico School for the Art's Summer Intensive provides aspiring artists ages 11-14 (grades 6-8) with an opportunity for in-depth arts mastery study with professionals in instrumental music, vocal music, theater or visual art. If you are an artist, passionate about your art and looking to enrich your current instruction, or you are curious about what the instruction at the new charter high school will be like, then this program is for you!

OneWorld Business Resources Presents Rising Stars in the Southwest,

903 W.Alameda St., Ste. 528, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-216-6049; Website: oneworldbusinessresources.Com; Contact: Roy B. Martinez, Principal. Rising Stars in the Southwest is a Youth Leadership Summer Program for incoming Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors to prepare teens for success. The program helps teens become key influencers and leaders, realize their dreams, improve school grades & build a positive self image. Session 1 in SF: June 20-24, Session 2: July 11-15; 8:30am-1pm, Mon-Fri, at the SF Chamber of Commerce. Sessions also in Abq.

Pandemonium Productions’ Musical Theatre Summer Camp,

6532 Camino Rojo, SF, NM, 87507. Phone: 505-920-0704; Website: pandemoniumprod.org; Contact: Chris Leslie, Director. Pandemonium Productions offers its musical theatre summer camp for ages 7-17, June 20-July 31. Students study acting, singing & dancing and perform in a the beloved classic musical The Wizard of Oz! At the James A. Little Theatre. Just follow the yellow brick road and get out your ruby slippers! Rehearsals take place at the SF High School theatre, Mon-Fri, from 9am-1pm. Space is limited; scholarships available. Tuition is $695 if paid in full. $710 with a payment plan. $100 deposit required with registration.

Randall Davey Audubon Center Summer Adventure Camps,

1800 Upper Canyon Rd., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-983-4609; Website: nm.audubon.org; Contact: Amy Roberts, Summer Camp Director; Email: aroberts@audubon.org. Our 135-acre wildlife sanctuary is the ideal place for campers to investigate, learn and connect with their local environment. Camp includes hands-on activities, providing opportunities to discover, create and play in nature. We foster an atmosphere of community and cooperation, and a sense of belonging as campers learn about the ecology of our environment. Ages 5-15. Camp begins June 6 and runs through Aug 12, 8:30am-3pm with aftercare options.

Rio Grande School Summer Solutions!,

715 Camino Cabra, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-1621; Website: riograndeschool.org; Contact: Neal Turnquist, Summer Camp Co-Director. Rio Grande School offers a recreational half and/or full day camp program for students entering grades K-6. Mon-Fri. Past themes have included Castles, Crowns and Catapults, School for Superheroes, Games Galore, Ready for Takeoff and July Jamboree.

Santa Fe Children's Museum Summer Day Camp,

1050 Old Pecos Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-989-8359, x104; Website: santafechildrensmuseum.org; Contact: Elisabeth Keller, Director of Education. For ages 4-11. All camps take place in our new classrooms and incorporate play-based learning in the museum's interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits. June 6-Aug 12, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri, $235-$255/ weeklong camp (includes materials, snacks, T-shirts, and take-home projects!) Extended care with programming in the museum provided 8-9am and 4-5:30pm for $6/hour per day. Programs highlights include: Space Academy: To the Edge of the Universe, in partnership with the NM Museum of Space History. Walk on the Wild Side: Connecting with Nature, in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots. Bug Me: Crawling and Collecting, special workshops with entomologist, Ollie Greer. Dinos in the Desert: Digs and Discoveries.

Santa Fe Climbing Center Adventure Camp,

825 Early St., Ste. A, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-986-8944; Website: climbsantafe.com; Contact: Andre Wiltenburg, Owner; Email: climbsantafe@qwestoffice.net. Climbing Adventure Camps are weekly from 8am-4pm from May 31 to Aug 26. Campers experience adventure games, trust activities, team work, problem-solving and gain lots of confidence. We go outdoors for many different activities which might include rock climbing, adventure hikes, rappelling and bouldering. Awareness and respect for our natural environment are taught. Ages 5-8: May 31-June 3, June 6- 10; July 5-8, July 11-15. Ages 9-13: June 13-17, June 20-24 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 1-5. Ages 12-16: with overnight camping June 27-July 1, Aug 8-12. Ages 5-12: Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26. Cost: from $249-349. Indoor Climbing Classes are Tues/Thurs, 1-2:30 pm. Cost $105.30/8 classes or $17.55 per class.

Santa Fe Preparatory School’s Griffineering!,

1101 Camino de la Cruz Blanca, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-982-1829 X1253; Website: sfprep.org; Contact: Jim Heidenberger. Join us at Santa Fe Prep for the Griffineering camp for kids who like things that "Bang, Sizzle, and Whirrrr!" This is hands-on fun for anyone in grades 5-8 in the SF area. Build a trebuchet, pulse jet engine, mouse trap car, PVC instrument and more. Lunch provided each day! Hours: 8:30am-3pm daily.All materials provided! Total cost is $300. Sessions are: July 25-29 or Aug 1-5.Register online.

Santa Fe Public Library Summer Reading Program,

145 Washington Ave., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-955-2822; Website: santafelibrary.org; Contact: Patricia Seavey, Library Section Manager. June 1-July 30, the Santa Fe Public Library presents the Summer Reading Program: One World, Many Stories. Children through age 12 are encouraged to sign up to read books for fun and prizes. The library offers a variety of programs, including storytellers, puppeteers and magicians. Registration starts June 1 at all branch libraries. Our Books and Babies program is for 6-24 month olds. We sing and enjoy books, games and puppets.

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences,

5912 Jaguar Dr., SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-438-8585; Website: santafeschool.org; Contact: Rayna Dineen. A 6-week summer program from 9am-3pm daily with after camp hours, for ages 4-high school. Unicorn Camp for ages 4-6: weekly camps of creative play, multicultural arts, water play, animal fun, Legos and trains, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. Stargazer Camps for children entering grades 1-2, Centaur Camps for children entering grades 3-4 and Badger Camps for children entering grades 5-6. One-week theme camps including Wilderness Camp, Japan Camp, Treasure Hunt, Private Eye Camp, Games Camp and lots more. Exploration Camps for students entering grades 7-11 include Movie Making, Digital Photography & Art, Fashion Design, Japanese Anime and more. Scholarships available.

Santa Fe Waldorf School Summer Camps,

26 Puesta del Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-983-9727; Website: santafewaldorf.org; Contact: Cita Riley, Enrollment and Outreach. Waldorf Early Childhood Summer Care is for ages 3-5 from 9am-1pm. Imaginative play, outdoor activities, nature walks, stories, puppetry & crafts. Session I with Jill McCormick, Kindergarten teacher: June 13-24. Fee: $375. Session II with Jennie Salyer, Kindergarten teacher: June 20-July 8 (no camp July 4). Fee: $337.50. Summer Circus Camp is for ages 6-12, June 13-17, 9am- 1pm. Acrobatics, juggling, spinning plates, face painting, stilts, diabolos, string games and more. Fee: $150. Offered by Thomas and Jennie Baudhuin. Call: 505- 988-3934. Nature Camp is for those entering grades 4-6, June 13-17. Includes two day trips, 9am-3pm & a two-night camping trip, Wed-Fri. Fee: $240. Offered by Chris Sciarretta and Danelle Aragon. Call: 505-983-9727. Nature Photography Camp is for those entering grades 5-8, June 13-17. Students need to bring a digital camera. Includes classroom demonstrations and outdoor on-site photography. Hours: 9am-2pm. Fee: $140. Offered by Carol Carnicom. Call: 505-310-5829 or email: quietwalk@usa.com. Mountain Craft Camp is for ages 6-12, June 20-24. Enjoy daily hikes with craft projects, 9am-1pm. Fee: $150. Offered by Thomas and Jennie Baudhuin. Adventure Camp is for those entering grades 7-8, June 27-July 1. Exploring, orienteering, sports, camping, stories, science projects, swimming, night hikes & more. Two day trips, 9am-3pm, a two-night camping trip, Wed-Fri. Fee: $240. Offered by Chris Sciarretta and Danelle Aragon. Tie Dye Camp for ages 6-12, July 5-8. Hours: 9am-1pm; Fee: $130. Offered by Uli Stuerznickel, high school teacher. Call: 505-231-0052. Camping trips include meals. For day camps, students should bring snacks and lunch.

Santo Nino Regional Catholic School’s Summer Program, 23 College Ave., SF, NM 87508; Phone: 505-424-1766; Website: santoninoregional.org; Contact: Kim Martinez. Academic Program: Tues/Wed/Thurs, 8am-noon. Summer Activities Program: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm.

Skate School Skateboard Camps,

825 Early St. # H, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505- 474-0074; Website: SkateboardSafety.com; Contact: Joe Lehm, Headmaster. June 6-11, June 20-24, July 11-15, Aug 1-5: Ramps and Bowls Camps, mornings at Carlos Rey Skatepark in SF, afternoons at Skate School, for ages 9 and up. Cost: $250. June 13-15, Aug 10-12: Longboard Camp. Ride our boards to learn to turn, pump, footbrake and slide, for ages 9 and up. Cost: $180. June 29-July 1, July 6-8, July 27-29: Race Camp Level 2. Learn to turn, pump, footbrake and slide, for ages 12 and up. Cost: $200. All SF camps are held 9am-4pm. Bring your lunch.

Temple Beth Shalom Preschool/Kindergarten’s Camp Shalom,

205 E. Barcelona Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-982-6888; Website: sftbs.org; Contact: Leah Gibbons, Director; Email: preschool@sftbs.org. Camp Shalom offers three3 week summer sessions for ages 2-6 (through first grade) beginning June 6. We offer low student-teacher ratios led by experienced, nurturing teachers. We emphasize the arts,ecology,and play. Open to children of all faiths.

Los Alamos

Camp Invention - A Program of Invent Now,

Los Alamos, NM. Phone: 1-800-968-4332; Website: campinvention.org. The Camp Invention program is a nonprofit enrichment program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities through inquiry-based, hands-on learning for children entering grades 1-6. The Camp Invention program is run in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Camp Location in Los Alamos: Barranca Mesa Elementary, June 20-24. New curriculum each year!

Pajarito Environmental Education Center,

3540 Orange St., Los Alamos, NM 87544. Phone: 505-662-0460; Website: PajaritoEEC.org; Contact: Jessie Ross, Summer Program Director. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offers a unique opportunity for young people to explore the Rio Grande Valley, Valles Caldera and beyond through our 3 weeklong adventure programs. Wet 'N Wild Along the Rio Grande is for grades 4-6; Dates: June 13-17. Participants explore all things wet, wild, and wonderful along the Rio Grande, from bosques (riverside forests) to cienegas (marshlands) to lagunas (lakes). 8:30am-4pm, $295. Where in the Valles Caldera Are We? Is for grades 4-6; Dates: June 20-24. While exploring the spectacular landscape of the Valles Caldera, participants learn a variety of ways to orient themselves in relation to the sun and to the streams, mountains, plants, and animals that surround them. 8:30am-4pm, $295. The Living Earth Adventure Program is for grades 7-9; Dates: June 27-July 1. Students explore the history, archeology, geology, ecology, and wildlife of the Jemez Mountains. This program includes an overnight camping trip and a rafting trip along the Rio Grande! 8:30am-4pm, $325. Need-based scholarships are available.

Albuquerque and Surrounding Areas

A+ Tutoring,

1612 Cardenas NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-225-5481; Contact: Holley Daschbach; Email: peacecat123@yahoo.com. Tutoring for grades K-12.

Versatile, compassionate tutor with 10+ years classroom and tutoring experience.Wide range of subjects with emphasis on language arts, test prep, study skills and problem solving. Working with students where they are, and taking them where they need to go. Flexible schedule, reasonable rates.

A Child's Garden Preschool & Summer Camp,

215 Locust St. NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-764-2920; Web site: achildsgardenabq.org; Contact: Susan K. Smith, Director. Summer sessions for children ages 1–grade 3 completed include: two 2-week sessions in June and 1 three-week session for children through PreK completed; and 3 one-week sessions for K–grade 3. Program is open from 7:45am-5:30pm. NAEYC accredited.

A Super Time To Have Tutoring,

Abq, NM. Phone: 505-321-1811. An experienced teacher with APS gifted & talented students can work with remedial academic issues or enhance upcoming classes for the Fall semester. Enjoys helping with grammar, reading, social studies and writing, etc. Also able to prepare juniors & seniors for ACT and SAT exams. Call for free consultation. Great references. Taught with homework hotline for years and home hospital study with APS. $50/ hour. Ms J, BS, MS.

ABC Preschool,

801 98th St. SW, Abq, NM 87121. Phone: 505-839-4300. Website: abcpreschoolnm.com; Contact: Brenda Schultz. Summer fun in a safe, learning environment at ABC Preschool. Field trips include: the Zoo, Explora, Hinkle Family Fun Center, ABQ Jumps and more. Every Friday is Waterplay Day. Program begins June 1. Ages 5-13. Hours are 6:30am-midnight, Mon-Sat. CYFD and Scholarships accepted.

ABC Preschool

Central, 10020 Central Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87121. Phone: 505-385-2434. Contact: Irene Aragon, Owner. Website: abcpreschoolnm.com. Summer fun in a safe, learning environment at ABC Preschool. Field trips include: the Zoo, Explora, Hinkle Family Fun Center, ABQ Jumps and more. Every Friday is Waterplay Day. Program begins June 1. Ages 5-13. Hours are 6:30am-midnight, Mon-Sat. CYFD and Scholarships accepted.

ABC Preschool Midtown,

3615 Candelaria Rd NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505- 888-1668. Contact: Bobby Aragon, Director. Website: abcpreschoolnm.com. Summer fun in a safe, learning environment at ABC Preschool. Field trips include: the Zoo, Explora, Hinkle Family Fun Center, ABQ Jumps and more. Every Friday is Waterplay Day. Program begins June 1. Ages 5-13. Hours are 6:30ammidnight, Mon-Sat. CYFD and Scholarships accepted.SUMMER ACTIVITIES DIRECTORY

Absolutely Excellent Piano Lessons!

Abq, NM. Phone: 505-321-1811. Ages: 4 years-adult. Professional with 28 years experience in piano instruction.Excellent references. Beautiful studio with Baldwin white baby grand piano. Loving, nurturing, with high expectations. Classy recitals. $50 per hour, $30 per 1/2 hour (for little ones). Free consultation. Ms J, BS, MS, 20 years with APS gifted & talented students.

Abundant Life Christian School’s Southwest Music Camp,

2851 Arenal SW, Abq, NM 87121. Phone: 505-892-0964; Contact: Loren & Sharon Miller, Camp Directors; Email: nm.alcs@juno.com. Join us on July 11-15 for our Annual Music Camp. Children, ages 6-13, attend 5 full days for only $75; this includes lunches too! Children learn music basics in an instrument of their choice, spend time outdoors, meet new friends and give a performance on July 15. Brochure available.

Aikido and Fitness Summer Camp,

5600 Mcleod NE, Ste. P, Abq, NM 87109.Phone: 505-850-8460; Website: aikidoofabq.com; Contact: Philip Vargas, Chief Instructor. Aikido and Fitness Summer Camp for ages 5-17. Sessions: June 13-17 and June 20-24. Hours: 9am-5 pm. Campers learn this non-competitive, Japanese martial art. They are taught anti-bullying and personal safety skills by a former police officer and are introduced to many Japanese cultural activities. The importance of healthy eating habits and healthy food choices is introduced by a registered dietitian. Cost is $200 per session.

Albuquerque Academy’s Summer Session,

6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-828-3399; Website: aa.edu/thinksummer; Contact: Virginia Schultz, Program Manager. Albuquerque Academy Summer Session Dates: June 6-July 15. Preschool to pre-grade 12; 8am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri; extended care available. Over 200 program offerings, including six-week academic-enrichment and fine arts classes; courses for credit (Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology); and recreational camp programs. Three-week camps: Design Studio architecture camps, science camps, art camps, language and culture camps (China, ancient Egypt), athletics (fencing, karate, plyometrics, tennis, triathlete training), and aquatics camps (diving lessons, Intro to Competitive Swimming clinic, SwimAmerica(TM) swim lessons). Mid-school specific camps: CSI forensics, radioactivity, broadcast journalism, landscape architecture, sound editing, and a ropes-course challenge camp. Special programs: Red Cross Babysitting and Pet Care; New Mexico Jazz Workshop's Summer Jazz Intensive; and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions' Summer Study program (with special 2011 pricing). Walk-in registration: Through May 18, 8am-5:30pm, Mon-Thurs; closed Friday.

Albuquerque Children's Art Studio Art Camp,

202 Central Ave. Ste. 100A, Abq, NM 87102; Phone: 505-918-5234; Website: AlbuquerqueChildrensArtStudio.Com; Contact: Casey Williams, Director; Email: casey@AlbuquerqueChildrensAr tStudio.com. The Albuquerque Children's Art Studio is proud to host their first summer camp! Each week we have a new focus for kids ages 4-12. Learn about different kinds of paint, color mixing and create beautiful paintings in our Paint FUNdamentals class. Get sculpting in our Save the Earth Make Art session as we transform recyclables into robots, make 3-D paintings and do a little gardening! In "It's not mud, it's clay" we create model adobe homes, explore clay and throw pieces on the wheel. Does your child love make-believe? Help us create an "Enchanted paper forest" with paper mâché creatures, dragons and a magical castle. Kids create their own comic books in "Create comics and master manga!" We explore sequential storytelling and learn to draw using real penciling and inking tools! Weekly sessions: May 31-Aug 5. Half day sessions Mon-Fri, 8amnoon or 1-5pm, Cost: $185 per week; Full day 8am-5pm, $325 per week. A $40 deposit reserves your child's spot and goes towards your final balance.

Albuquerque Little Theatre’s Summer Fun @ ALT,

224 San Pasquale SW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-242-4750, X8, Website: albuquerquelittletheatre.org; Contact: Kathryn Morales, Education Coordinator; Email: kathryn@abqlt.org. Play Actors Mini-Camps for ages 4-6: Each week focuses on a different theme and includes theatre games, stories to act out and a fun activity that compliments the story of the day! Mon-Thurs; 9:30-11am; Fee: $60 per week. Schedule: June 6-9, Fairy Tale Fun; June 13-16, Animal Adventures; June 20-23, Pirates, Treasure and Noodle Soup; June 27-30, Dragons, Knights and Princesses; July 5-8, Tues-Fri, Adventures in the Land of Oz. Disney Boot Camp for ages 7-11: An introduction to the performing arts using classic Disney tales. Come sing songs, learn character-inspired movement, and the basics of acting. No experience necessary. Camp ends in a workshop showcase. These camps run Mon-Fri. Session 1: The Jungle Book Kids, June 6-17, 9am-noon. Session 2: Sleeping Beauty Kids, June 6-17, 1pm-4pm. Session 3: Sleeping Beauty Kids, June 20-July 1, 9amnoon. Session 4: The Jungle Book Kids, June 20-July 1, 1pm-4pm. Fee: $250; 10% discount for additional sessions or siblings. Drama & Play Writing Camp for ages 10-14: Enjoy exciting theatre games and activities, explore improvisation and movement, create original characters and stories, and showcase our original story drama for family and friends. Taught by Theatre-in-the-Making's Brian Haney. July 11-22, 9am-noon. Fee: $250, 10% discount for siblings or returning students.

ABQ's Playroom Summer Workshops,

8850 Holly Ave. NE Ste, C, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-822-TOYS (8697); Website: abqplayroom.com; Contact: Adrienne, Educational Services Manager. Enjoy science, technology, music, art and Spanish summer workshops at ABQ's Playroom for ages 4-9. The dates are June 6-30 and July 11-Aug 4. Robotics with LEGO®, Simple Machines with LEGO®, Silly Scientist, Passport Art, Little Picasso's Art, American Girl® Arts & Crafts, group and private piano lessons, Kindermusik® and Spanish immersion program.

All Saints Lutheran Summer Camp,

4800 All Saints Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-897-2144; Contact: Marleta M. Anderson, Director. Get ready for fun. This summer, Session I runs from June 6-23. Session 2 runs from July 5-25. Pick 2 or 4 days a week, from 9am-1pm. Children ages 3-8 are welcomed. The sessions are full of games, music, stories, arts, crafts and outside playtime. Children bring their own snack and lunch.

Ann Silva's Bernina Sewing Center Camp Sew Fun,

3101 Menaul NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-881-5253; Website: annsilva.com; Contact: Steve Silva, Manager. Classes offered during June and July. Class size limited. Several classes of one session for beginners; most choices are several days or one week in length. Longer classes allow students to better develop sewing skills and enjoy a "camp" experience. We offer an outstanding selection of classes for ages 6–teens. We supply machines and basic sewing supplies. Most classes have a kit fee, eliminating the need to purchase materials or notions separately. Sewing levels are important for students to get the greatest benefit from classes. Bobbin Winders are beginning stitchers. Age doesn’t matter. Goals for Bobbin Winders include, safety, machine handling, and sewing confidence. Zig Zaggers have more familiarity with sewing machines and have successfully finished basic sewing projects. Zig Zaggers are encouraged to take favorite classes a second or third time, to work on new skills each time. Satin Stitchers are ready for patterns and independent sewing, are comfortable with the machine and with reading instructions, know basic pressing techniques, and are familiar with various hand-sewing stitches.

Art Classes for Kids!,

8401 Dunhill Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87121. Phone: 505-350-5413; Website: sailerfineart.com; Contact: Bethe & Jason Sailer; Email: bethesailer@ gmail.com. Sailer Fine Art and Instruction has art classes for students of all ages and abilities. Enhance your child’s education with art! Develop talent with personalized instruction. Teachers are professional artists with 20 years teaching experience. At present, students range in age from 4 to 86. Subjects taught include painting, sculpture, pottery, drawing, multi-media and more. Classes in 4 locations: at the studio of Bethe & Jason Sailer, at the Juan Tabo & Westside Hobby Lobby Stores, at South Broadway Cultural Center, and for UNM Continuing Education at our studio. Cost varies with class and location. Call about discounts!

Asbury Mothers Day Out,

10000 Candelaria NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-294- 0106; Website: asburyabq.org/mdo.pg; Contact: Kelly Clark. Mothers Day Out is a drop-off daycare that will be open all summer long. Our hours are Mon, Wed and Fri from 9am-4pm. We take children ages 6 months–6 years.

Assistance Dogs of the West Dog Training for Kids,

Abq, NM. Phone: 505- 986-9748 in SF; Website: assistancedogsofthewest.org; Contact: Administrative Staff. ADW afterschool and summer programs teach students ages 8-18 compassion and leadership while they train assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Classes focus on: human/dog relationships, basic obedience training, positive reinforcement, basic commands for service dogs, clear communications, relationship building and more. Students attend once a week for a minimum of one month. Classes are limited to 8-10 students per class.

AYSO Region 1447’s Soccer Academy,

7608 Rio Penasco Ct., Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-400-4967; Website: ayso1447.org; Contact: Howard Funchess, Regional Chief Coach. AYSO 1447 Abq West Side is proud to offer The Soccer Academy! This summer soccer day camp will be held at Mariposa Basin Park in two separate sessions, June 27-July 1 and July 18-22. These camps are for beginners and advanced players alike, with goalkeeper specific training available too! Camps feature: free Score soccer ball, camp T-shirt, fun games & scrimmages, half or full day sessions, Soccer Olympics. Full day includes swimming. Full day beginner, full day advanced, and full day goalkeeper: $195. Half day camp: $95. Sign up online.

Ballet Repertory Theatre Summer Dance Camp,

6913 Natalie NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-888-1054; Website: brtnm.com; Contact: Katherine Giese,Executive/Artistic Director. Ballet Repertory Theatre's Summer Dance Camp is for ages 5-9. Classes include ballet, jazz, creative movement, flamenco, and acting. Development of coordination, music appreciation, and performing abilities are stressed throughout each week. The Dance Camp is 9-11:30am, Mon-Fri. Session I: Alice in Wonderland, July 11-15; Session II: Beauty & the Beast, July 18-22; Session III: Swan Lake, July 25-29. Cost: $125/session. $25 non-refundable deposit due with application, applied toward tuition. Application deadline is June 6. After June 6, applications are considered if space is available. Discounts for additional sessions and receive a 10% early payment discount when paid in full by May 23.

Balloon Museum Classes,

9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-768-6034; Website: cabq.gov/balloon/current-events; Contact: Laurie Magovern, Curator of Education; Email: lmagovern@cabq.gov. Flying High! A Family Art and Science Class is an early childhood class for ages 3-6 and their adult companions. Explore how balloons fly, discover air, weight, & weather in fun & educational hands-on science experiments, and create art inspired by weather and balloons. Register for a series of 4 classes on sequential Thursdays from 10-11:30am, July 7, 14, 21 & 28. $50 per adult/child combo. Also join us for Launch & Learn: drop-in, hands-on workshops for all ages on the second Sat of each month from 2-4pm. June 11: Solar So Good, science projects on sun and weather. July 9: Collections, pins & patches; personal & museum collections. Aug 13: Astronomy & Geography: maps & stars, sky & land. Regular Museum admission fees apply for the Launch & Learn series ($3 adults; $2 seniors; $1 children 4- 12; children 3 and under are free). Stories in the Sky is every Wed, 9:30-10:15am for ages 0-6 years. This storytime is free.

Beth Cohen Music Studio,

Near I-25 and Downtown, SE Area, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-243-6276; Website: members.tripod.com/arnoproductionsnm/ BethCohenMusicStudio/index.htm; Contact: Beth Cohen, Music Teacher; Email: cohenedmunds@netzero.net. Private music lessons in violin or fiddle, guitar, piano & voice scheduled by appointment only. Taught by Beth Cohen: Bachelor of Music Degree; lifelong musician & performer; experienced band, orchestra & choir director; teaching locally since 1983. All levels welcome from ages 5 and up. Folk, classical and contemporary repertories. Focus on good technique and musicianship in a fun & relaxed atmosphere. Violin students also focus on preparation for Abq Youth Symphony programs. $18 per half hour lesson.

Blackman Taekwondo Academy,

9900 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste. B, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-856-5616; Website: BlackmanTKD.com; Contact: Master Phillip Blackman or Kristine Blackman, Program Director. Ages 3-Adult. Days/Hours: Mon-Sat. Blackman Taekwondo Academy offers Traditional & Olympic style Taekwondo, Hapkido, Boot Camp/Cardio Fuzion & Philippine Combatives. All programs include unlimited class attendance. Morning, afternoon & evening classes for all. Summer Special offers 50% discount off all membership options, valid for new students only. We also offer free babysitting for some of our adult classes. We do Birthday Parties! Voted Abq’s Best Martial Arts Classes by Nickelodeon’s Parents Pick Awards! Bring your child in for a free trial lesson. Develop your child's confidence through a fun learning environment.

Bosque School’s Summer Program,

4000 Learning Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-6388; Website: bosqueschool.org; Contact: Colleen Seager, Summer Program Director. Adventure for All! One and two week summer programs for students in grades 4-12. Choose from Arts and Language, Athletics, EcoScience or Enrichment. Summer programs begin May 31 and run through Aug 12. Summer catalog is online.

Bushido Kenkyukai Kids Taiko Japanese Drumming,

9911 Southern SE, Unit F, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-294-6993; Website: BKWoW.com; Contact: Anita, Taiko Instructor. This program is geared especially for ages 7-13 and is held Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm. It is great for building self-esteem, creative expression, group cooperation, cultural awareness, coordination, improving physical fitness and having fun. Children learn basic taiko knowledge including taiko history, terminology, and basic drum info. In this fun and supportive environment, children learn drumming drills and basic taiko numbers. Practice drums are provided for class use. Students need to wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise. Class fee: $26/month. Family discounts available.

Calvary Christian Academy’s Island of Adventure Summer Camp,

12820 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-842-8681; Website: calvarychristianacademy. Net; Email: ccaoffice@calvarychristianabq.com. Summer Camp: May 31-Aug 12 for ages 3-12; Mon-Fri, 7:30am-6pm. Registration fee: $50; Part time (3 days): $85 weekly. Full time (5 days): $130 weekly. Camp includes swimming, rock wall, bicycle safety, rocket launching, choir, piano and more! Drama Camp: Session 1 for ages 10-14, June 6-17. Session 2 for ages 10-14, July 18-29. Hours: 9am-noon; Cost: $200. Tutoring in Math, English and Reading for ages 5 & up; offered Mon-Fri; May 31-Aug 12. $15/hour, billed weekly.

Camp Invention – A Program of Invent Now, Abq, NM.

Phone: 1-800-968- 4332; Website: campinvention.org. The Camp Invention program is a nonprofit enrichment program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities through inquiry-based, hands-on learning for children entering grades 1-6. The Camp Invention program is run in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Camp Locations in Abq: Tierra Antigua Elementary, June 6-10; Marie Hughes Elementary, June 13-17, Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary, July 18-22; Bandelier Elementary, June 13-17. In Rio Rancho: Sandia Vista Elementary, June 13-17, Maggie Cordova Elementary, July 11-15. Clovis: Zia Elementary, June 6-10. Las Cruces: Desert Hills Elementary, June 6-10. New curriculum each year!

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp,

At West Mesa High School, 6701 Fortuna Rd. NW. Phone: 505-243-6626; Website: carrietingleyhospitalfoundation.org. Camps run June 13–17 and June 20–24. Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation provides assistance for special needs children and their families.

Casa Verde Salon Spa Summer Spa Camp Package,

5113 Comanche Rd. Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-881-0464; Website: casaverdespa.com. Contact: Any customer service representative. Summer Spa Camp package includes Express Facial, make up lesson, styling lesson and $35 in Aveda make up or skin care. Package is $100, valid Mon-Fri during June, July and Aug. Is it time to teach your girls about skin care and make up? Come with your daughter or make it a girls day. Great opportunity for tweens to enjoy time with mom and friends.

Challenger Learning Center NM Summer Camps,

1776 Montano NW, Los Ranchos de Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-248-1776, X732; Website: challengernm.

Org; Contact: Stephen Vann, Program Coordinator. All Camps are $125. Rocketry: June 13-17, 9am-noon, Grades 4-8. Explore the principles of flight and build and launch your own model rocket! Cosmic Capers: June 13-17, 12:30-3:30pm, Grades 4-8. As an astronaut preparing for your mission, explore the secrets of comets as a team. At the end of training you will be part of the crew that journeys into space to extend your study of comets in our spaceflight simulator. NASA's Tiger Team: June 13-17, 12:30-3:30pm, Grades 6-8. Solve unexpected problems that arise during a space mission based on real NASA situations. Racing to Space: June 27-July 1, 9am-noon, Grades 4-6, 12:30-3:30pm. Grades 1-3. Come take part as we learn about the similarities between race cars and aerospace. Astronomy: June 27-July 1, 9am-noon, Grades 1-4. Your child is the "Star." Explore the solar system and beyond using "kid friendly" reflecting telescopes and the Starlab Portable Planetarium. Robotics: June 27-July 1, 12:30-3:30pm, Grades 4-6. Build a robot to carry out a mission on Mars. Flight Specialists: July 11-15, 9am-noon or 12:30-3:30pm, Grades 2-3. Campers create model airplanes and rockets. Crater Kids: July 11-15, 9am-noon, Grades K-2. The week begins with a "launch" to the moon. Once we're on the moon, we explore craters, build lunar rovers, and create edible solar systems. Micronauts: July 11-15, 12:30-3:30pm, Grades 1-3. Be part of our Discovery crew, planning and doing experiments in our spacecraft simulator. ISS Camp: Aug 1-5, Grades 7-12. Feel what it's like to train like real astronauts preparing to assemble the International Space Station, using an underwater microgravity simulation.

Champion Martial Arts,

9727 Menaul NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-237-9884; Website: champion-tkd.com; Contact: Master Chris Ballard, Owner. Champion Martial Arts offers summer classes in Olympic Taekwondo and Weapons for all ages! Teens and adults may also attend our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Hapkido Self- Defense classes. Our summer special is two months of classes for $99 starting June 1. Unlimited evening and Saturday classes are available. Students have fun learning new skills in our health-focused, family-friendly environment. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Chess Camp and Gamebuilder Creation Camps,

Phone: 888-65-chess; Website: chesscamp.com. July 6-10 at Bosque School, for Chess Camp, Intro Video Game Creation and Video Game Creation-The Sequel. July 18-22 at Menaul School for Chess Camp, Intro Video Game Creation, Video Game Creation-The Sequel and Animation Creation. Ages 5-16, co-ed, beginner through advanced, morning, afternoon and all-day sessions. Tuition includes chess board & pieces, camp T-shirt, trophy, scorebook, certificate with group photo and work folder. At Gamebuilder Camps children will design, develop and create a video game.

Tuition includes all instruction, software license, camp T-shirt, trophy, certificate with group photo and daily snack. Register at Gamebuildercamp.com/video.

ClubHeads TaylorMade Junior Golf Camp,

219 Central Ave. NW, Golf Studio 301, Abq, NM. Phone: 505-843-9925; Website: GolfSchool2GO.com; Contact: Racquel Huslig, PGA & LPGA Professional. Camps for ages 6-17. Hours: 8:30am- 3:30pm. June 6-10: All Skill Level Camp. June 13-17: Players Camp. Play and be coached on 5 different courses and course strategy management. July 11-15: All Skill Level Camp. July 18-22: Players Camp. For these camps: Before and after fun 7:30-8:30am and 3:30-5:30pm for $5/hour additional. PGA & LPGA Local Professionals as well as PGA & LPGA Tour Instruction & University Coaching. ClubHeads TaylorMade Junior Golf Camp-building better golf swings! Provide junior golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Cost: 4-day camp $295; 5-day camp $350. Camps include: ClubHeads Animated Instructional DVD, specific professional teaching for all ages and abilities, lunch and snacks, daily range instruction and supervised course fees, fantastic golf venues, TaylorMade amenity package and camp prizes. Safe, healthy and fun learning environment! Balloon Park Golf Training Center and Abq course venues. Brought to you by Animated Golf Productions.

Community FaithLinks 2nd Annual Basketball JAMboree,

301 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-242-3353; Website: basketballjamboree.eventbrite. com; Contact: Erica Dang, Program Coordinator. Join Community FaithLinks & former Lobo basketball player, Marvin Johnson--the highest single-game scorer in Lobo history--this summer for one week of basketball for children ages 6-15. Your child will learn teamwork, discipline and skills while having fun! Players of all skill levels welcome. Co-ed; Mon-Fri, June 20-24; 9am-noon; Cost: $85.

Location: Menaul School.

Congregation Albert’s Outdoor Classroom,

3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-0306; Website: congregationalbert.org; Contact: Dale Cooperman, ECC Coordinator or Kathy Blythe, Ed. Administrative Assistant. Email: ecc@congregationalbert.org. The Outdoor Classroom is for ages 2-5. Bring learning outside! Themes include: trees, animals, soil, water, people and shelter. Session 1: June 13-July 1. Session 2: July 11-29. Hours 9am-1pm or 9am- 3pm. Mon, Wed, Fri or Mon-Fri options available. 3-Day session 9am-1pm: $225/ member, $260/nonmember. 5-Day session 9am-1pm: $300/member, $330/nonmember. 3-Day Session 9am-3pm: $325/member, $380/nonmember. 5-Day Session 9am-3pm: $430/member, $500/nonmember. $50 nonrefundable deposit applies towards tuition. All faiths welcome! Bring lunch. Ask about sibling discount.

Congregation B'nai Israel Preschool,

4401 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-266-0155; Contact: Bernadette Nevarez, Director. "Under the Big Top" is the theme for circus fun and learning during June and July. Cost varies for number of days per week. Corrales School of Art Summer Camp, 4908 Corrales Rd., Corrales, NM 87048. Phone: 505-401-4220; Website: corrales-school-of-art.com; Contact: Jon Young, Owner. Art classes for ages 9-16. Mon-Fri. Noon-3pm. $100 per week or $300 per month. Call for details about classes.

Cottonwood School’s Summer Safari,

3896 Corrales Rd., Corrales, NM 87048. Phone: 505-897-8375; Website: cottonwoodschool.org; Contact: Trish Nickerson, Director. Cottonwood School offers summer programs for ages 2-10, from May 31 through Aug 5. Classes begin at 9am, Mon-Fri. Register for half day or full day classes. We are open 7am to 6pm for extended day childcare. Our campus is situated on 7 acres of Bosque land, a 20-minute walk from the Rio Grande. Join us this summer for a dynamic Safari adventure through Africa! Explore exciting learning environments enhanced by a culturally rich, African curriculum. Our program includes visiting artists, field trips and weekly feasts which showcase our units of study. Be engaged in activities that foster confidence, independence and positive peer interactions. We offer classes in drumming, drawing, arts and crafts, archeology, animal tracking, gardening, puppetry and field games. Cost per weekly camp: 9am-noon, $100; 9am-3pm, $150; 7am-6pm, $175.

Creative Therapy Services Summer Classes and Programs,

2003 Southern Blvd., Ste. 133, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505-891-3777; Website: creativetherapyservicesnm. Com; Contact: Cassey Elliott, Community Programs Coordinator. Creative Therapy Services is excited to offer a wide variety of summer classes and programs for children of all ages! Classes include: Storytime Explorers, Get Moving: exercise for kids, Sports Conditioning for teen athletes, Horseback Riding Camp, Itsy Bitsy Yoga, Sensory Science, Mighty Motor Gymnastics, Handwriting Masters, Social Skills for kids with Autism, Reader Book Camp and Earobics, Book Cooks: literacy-themed cooking classes, Lil' Healers: wholistic health ed. For kids, Little Sprouts Organic Gardening with Los Poblanos Organic Farm, and Special Swimmers Pool Time for children with varying abilities. Space is limited!

Dance Theatre Southwest’s DANCE NEW MEXICO

4200 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Ste.B-2, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-9465; Website: dtsw.com; Contact: PatriciaDickinson Wells, Director, or Laurie Flores, Office Manager. The Summer Intensive Workshop is for ages 11 and up with intermediate and advanced dance training (10 yr. Olds accepted by permission). Classes include classical ballet, pointe, partnering, modern, jazz, flamenco, variations, lyrical and character. Other special classes include yoga, kinesiology, audition techniques, stagecraft and lighting, choreography,and historical dance history lectures with legends from many different areas of the dance world. 2011 guest artists include Antionette Peloso (formerly with NY Metropolitan Opera Ballet), Julie Cobble (Roxey Ballet NJ) and Tommy Panto (Principal, Atlanta Ballet). Workshop runs daily Mon-Fri from 10am-4pm from June 6-17 and June 20-24 from 11am-2pm. Housing for out of town students available.

Dance Theatre Southwest’s Intensive for Young Dancers,

4200 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Ste. B-2, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-9465; Website: dtsw.com; Contact: Judy Czelusniak, Director Children's Division, or Laurie Flores, Office Manager. This fun and exciting Intensive is for approximate ages 8-11, experienced dancers of beginning and intermediate levels. This unique program is from July 11-22, from 12:30-5pm, Mon-Fri. Classes include classical ballet, prepointe/ pointe, character, modern, jazz, choreography and flamenco. Included are special additional classes in creative studies which include kinesiology, audition techniques, stagecraft (prop-making), and unique sessions with famous dance legends. Special guest instructors throughout the workshop!

Dance Theatre Southwest’s Summer Kids! Dance Workshop,

4200 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Ste. B-2, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-9465; Website: dtsw.com; Contact: Jennifer Boren, Director, or Laurie Flores, Office Manager. Summer Kids! Dance Workshop is for ages 3-8 & ages 7-8 beginners with no previous dance training. The workshops are in two sessions offering creative movement, discovering dance, pre-ballet, specially themed crafts and an informal performance for family and friends each Fri. Session I: "Enchanted Forest" June 20-24. Session II: "Disney Dancers!" July 25-29. Fees vary by age.

Defined Fitness Summer Kids Camp,

5850 Eubank NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-363-5306 or 505-296-7000; Website: defined.com; Contact: Will Duran, Youth Program Coordinator. A fun and active summer day camp for ages 6-12. Campers participate in activities including indoor/outdoor games & sports, swimming, fitness/ nutrition classes, arts & crafts, field trips and exclusive programming by the Parisi Speed School and XRKade! Camp runs May 30-Aug 12, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm with extended care 7am-8am & 5pm-6:30pm. Location: 3301 Juan Tabo NE, Abq.

Diamante Equestrian Center Summer Riding Camp,

PO Box 564, Placitas, NM 87043. Phone: 505-917-8732; Contact: Maryann Mouton, Assistant Manager. Diamante Equestrian Center in Placitas offers your child the opportunity to learn to be safe around horses both on the ground and in the saddle at our weekly riding camps. Both English and Western riding are available. Each day includes feeding, grooming, tack maintenance, stall cleaning and of course riding! The day includes arts & crafts as well as additional recreational activities. Camp hours: 8:30am-3pm. Fee: $275/child. Before & after care available for an additional fee. Six one week sessions: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 27-July 1; July 4- 8; July 18-22; July 25-29. Two mini-week sessions: 8am-noon: Aug 1-5 and Aug 8-12.

Duke City Fencing’s En Garde Fencing Camp for Beginners,

2840 Girard Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-872-0048; Website: dukecityfencing.net; Contact: Toby Tolley, Owner and Head Coach. Come learn to fence–no experience necessary! This half day camp, 10am-2pm, is for ages 8-16. We introduce you to the Olympic sport of Fencing. Over five days, from Tues-Sat, you will learn how it all works–all 3 swords–epee, foil and saber! Each camp closes with a Saturday tournament for your friends and family to enjoy. Camp for ages 8-12 is June 14-18; camp for ages 12-16 is June 21-25. The camp cost is $200 and includes all the necessary equipment and a fencing T-shirt and water bottle.

Enchantment Pet Resort & Spa Kids & K-9 Camp,

580 Quantum Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505-891-4100; Website: enchantmentpetresort.com; Contact: Donna Crary-Johnson, Program Director. A one-week, half-day camp for children and teens ages 8-15 and their dogs. Youngsters learn lifelong skills in pet ownership through obedience, tricks and agility training. Camp curriculum also includes lessons in health, nutrition, and general care of dogs. Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have required vaccines. Hours: 8am-noon, Mon-Fri, July 18-22. Cost is $220.

Explora Summer Camp,

1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-224- 8341; Website: explora.us; Contact: Reservations Coordinator; Email: reservations@ explora.us. Cool programs for kids and teens. Some classes offered in Spanish. Dates: June 6-Aug 5. Weeklong classes offered for ages 5-15. Become a field scientist observing plants in the Bosque or build a robot. Examine levers and pulleys, make your own electromagnet, discover yoga, cast metal and resin, Or prepare to be an actor onstage at the Explora Theater. Sign up now for weeklong half days or full days immersed in science, art, theater, nature and technology.

First Fruits Christian Academy-Camp Falcon,

500 Oliver Ross Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87121. Phone: 505-833-0858; Contact: Ronda Fitzgerald, Director. This is the perfect camp where your child will make new friends, learn new skills, discover and grow! Come join us here at Camp Falcon. We are a traditional camp for girls and boys ages 12 months-12 years. Join us for a truly magical summer filled with friendship and fun! Our staff, activities and facilities offer an array of opportunities for everyone to feel the magic of summer. Hours: 7am-5pm (summer only.)

Fishback Studio’s Summerdance,

4529 Eubank NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505- 298-8828; Contact: Kathie F. Anthony, Director. Email: fishbackstudio@qwestoffice. Net. Summerdance classes June 7-July 16. Pre-ballet for ages 3-5. Child-Teen- Adult: jazz/hip-hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, modern, Scottish. Performing Arts Workshop: 4 weeks/4 hours per week of cheer, singing, modeling, theater, ballet, tap, acrobatics. Swing & Salsa, 6 weeks, Thursdays, 7:30pm starts June 9.

Harwood Summer Art Camp & Mid School Creative Workshop,

1114 7th St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-242-6367; Website: harwoodartcenter.org; Contact: Darby Photos, Director of Exhibitions and Art Education. Harwood Art Center serves grades 1-9 with an exciting, broad spectrum arts curriculum that is both instructional and open ended. Younger students attend up to 6 different classes each day, mid-schoolers attend up to 2 focused, in-depth subjects that result in finished products they can be proud of. Camp runs in 2 week sessions, 9am-4pm daily, with before and after care from 8am-5pm. Session 1: June 6-June 17; Session 2: June 20-July 1; Session 3: July 5-July 15; Session 4: July 18-July 2.Join us for our Open House, May 14 from 1-4pm.

High C Acres Summer Horsemanship Camp,

1540 Coronado Rd., Corrales, NM 87048. Phone: 505-898-5550; Website: highcacres.com; Contact: Margo Cowen, Camp Director; Email: highc221@cs.com. We offer 7 one-week sessions for ages 7-14: May 31-June 3 (a four-day camp week), June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8 (another four-day camp week) and July 11-15. Camp hours for a full day session are 7:30am-3pm and for an extended session are 7:30am- 5pm. Daily mounted activities include riding lessons (English or western), games on horseback and bareback riding. Unmounted activities include safety instruction for the rider, learning about horse psychology, feeding and caring for the horse, and instruction in use and maintenance of tack and equipment. Riders are divided into groups according to their riding skills and/or horsemanship knowledge. Enrollment limited.

High Desert Yoga Kids Camp,

4600 Copper Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-232-9642; Website: highdesertyoga.com; Contact: Heather Lee Farrell, Family Yoga programs. High Desert Kids Yoga Camp is for kids ages 6-11, Mon, Wed & Fri, 1:30-3:30pm. Offered in 4 sessions: June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29. High Desert Yoga Kids Camp provides a safe and nurturing environment where children can strengthen their sense of confidence, focus, breath, creativity, physical awareness and appreciation of their whole being through yoga, movement, music and art. Campers learn: Yoga asanas (poses), Yoga games, Mindfulness and self-calming techniques, breathing practices as well as fun songs.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Lovelace Summer Science Camp,

Held at Mesa Verde Community Center, 7900 Marquette NE, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-348-1936 or 505-508-7855; Website: lrri.org (click Summer Science Academy); Contact: Phyllis Aragon, Education Program Coordinator. Lovelace Summer Science Camp is designed to increase interest in the science field with hands-on experiments among middle school students, and to have fun while learning.

Come join the fun, June 13-Aug 12. Informational parent meeting is May 2, 6-7pm at Mesa Verde. Camp covers: Health/Nutrition, June 13-24. Smoking, June 27-July 15 (no class on July 4). Air Pollution, July 18-29. Microbiology Aug 1-12. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm. Extra activities include: guest speakers, field trips, computer research and swimming. Program is totally free. Includes breakfast, lunch and two snacks, plus T-shirt and backpack. First come, first serve basis. Only 35 slots available.

Huntington Learning Center,

8100 Wyoming Blvd. NE & 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Abq, NM. Phone: 505-857-9100; Website: huntingtonlearning.com. Year after year we continue to offer children, ages 5–17, supplemental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, phonics & related areas as well as SAT/ACT test preparation. The positive encouragement of our staff and certified teachers, combined with individualized instruction based on our diagnostic testing, is what we believe sets us apart and continues to make our program a success.

Japan Karate Association of New Mexico,

6501 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Abq, 87113. Phone: 505-256-0700; Website: stancefinder.com; Contact: Chief Instructor Yasauki Nagatomo. Age 3-6 Kinder Karate. Age 6-13 Children karate. Kinder Karate Mon. Fri. 4:10pm-4:50pm or Sat. 9:10am-9:50am to choose. Children Karate Mon.Wed. 5:10pm-6pm.

Kay’s All Swim School,

9737 4th St. NW, Abq, NM 87114. Website: KaysAllSwimSchool.com. Excellent swim instruction for all ages and all levels. Chlorine-free, UV protected, warm water, enclosed pool. Private lessons for age 3 and older are 8 Lessons, 20 minutes each. Sessions begin in March and continue all summer. Water Babies classes begin in May for 5 months-2 years; 16 Lessons, up to eight babies in a lesson, each with a parent. Camp All Swim is August 8-11 for ages 4-9, from 9am-noon. Come join us for a fun and educational week of group lessons, First Aid, pool play, stories, water safety, boat safety, snacks, freestyle, back stroke, breast stroke, fly and surfing 101.

Keshet Dance Company’s Summer Community Classes,

214 Coal Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-224-9808; Website: keshetdance.org. Come Dance with us this summer! May 31-Aug 6. Creative movement, modern, ballet, jazz, hip hop and physically integrated. Keshet offers classes for ages 2 and up. All levels welcome. Unlimited non-competitive scholarships available for kids under 18. No one will be turned away and registration is ongoing.

La Cueva Soccer Cub Camp,

LCHS Soccer Fields, 7801 Wilshire NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-228-0764; Website: gobearathletics.com; Contact: Pat Enns, Coordinator. Boys and girls, ages 5-13, meet July 5-8, 8:30-11am. The La Cueva Soccer "Cub Camp" is a great experience that covers all aspects of the game including offensive and defensive strategies, game and positional strategies, and individual skill work. Fee before June 15 is $80. After June 15 it’s $100. Multiplesibling and team discounts.

La Petite Academy Adventures In Fun,

Abq, NM. Phone: 877-704-6313; Website: lapetite.com; Contact: Contact us to locate a school near you. Summer program offered for children ages 5-12 at 13 convenient locations. Special one to two-week sessions include sports, nature, and arts & crafts, which engage your children and keep them active all summer long. Special guests, unique activities and field trips make everyday fun! Shhh... don't tell them they'll also be learning with our special school readiness program.

Learners Chess Summer Chess Camps,

2108 Silver SE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-681-8951; Website: learnerschess.com; Contact: Victor Lopez, Organizer. Chess for grades K-6. There are seven 1-week sessions from June 6-July 29 (excluding the week of July 4). There are morning, afternoon, or full day sessions. Cost is $150; need based discounts and scholarships are available.

LearningRx Summer Brain Gain,

7120 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Ste. 16, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-856-1596; Website: learningrx.com; Contact: Contact: Barbara Northrop, Owner. All Ages. At LearningRx, our goal is to get to the source of the problem, strengthening cognitive skills through a unique "brain training" program proven to help enhance the learning process. Our assessment identifies the cause of learning struggles. Help your child with new skills and new confidence! Brain training can improve reading, attention, memory, logic & reasoning and processing skills in 10-12 (and up to 24) weeks. Results are guaranteed.

Lee Thomas’ Lazy River Vaulters Performance Camp,

6524 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048. Phone: 505-897 0367.Web site: lazyriverpony.com; Contact: Lee Thomas coach. Ages 5 and up. Weekly sessions May 30-Aug 12. Monday- Friday, 9am-4pm. Cost $300 per camper. Beginner horse safety,Circus style performing arts, equestrian vaulting and acrobatics. We teach activities that increase strength and flexibility, improve coordination and balance, nurtures self esteem, challenge the imagination, improve rhythm and timing, enhance the respect for nature, and strengthen children for other sports. The most important skill we teach is how to fall off a horse.

Lil’ Kickers at International Indoor Soccer Arena,

5110 Copper Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-3653; Website: internationalindoor.com; Contact: Jeremiah Pena, Lil’ Kickers Director. Lil' Kickers is a fun child development program for children 18 months to 9 years. We are a year round program with 12 or 13 week sessions. Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, hours vary but are mostly between 10:30am-12:30pm. A session runs $169, however payment options are available during our weekday classes.

Lil’ Squirrels Preschool Summer Camps,

7411 Hancock Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-228-2883; Website: Lilsquirrels.com; Contact: Shirley Padilla, Owner/ Director. Lil' Squirrels Preschool is open year round from 7am-6pm serving ages 3 months–5 years. Our summer program in June and July offers additionalWeekly camps for children ages 3-5. Camps such as "Fins, Fur & Feather," "Jr.Scientist Camp," and "Mother Gooses Drama Camp" are 9am-noon for a fee of $100+tax. Stop in for a brochure.

Little Gym of Albuquerque Anytime Summertime Camps,

Westside location: 8201 Golf Course Rd. B1, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-897-0496; Eastside location: 9500 Montgomery Blvd. #3, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-323-1270; Website: thelittlegym.com; Contact: TLG Team Member. Anytime summertime camps are Mon-Fri, 1pm-4pm and provide gymnastics, physical games, crafts, snacks and a ton of fun with our theme-based activities. Camp enrollment is flexible, you pick the dates you want to attend. No maximum or minimum days required. However, the more you enroll, the bigger the discount. Enroll before May 1 to receive 15% off.

Liz Sanchez Stables Horse Camp,

7622 Rio Grande NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone:505-898-1810; Website: lizsanchezstables.com; Contact: Liz Sanchez. Weekly Trot to the Top Summer Riding Camp sessions are Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm, June 6-Aug 1. Children ages 5-14 come for a week or for the summer! Liz says, “It’s all about kids. They learn to be the best they can be.” Monday is Registration Day. Campers receive T-shirts & water bottles. Thursday is Photo Day. We are starting a Photo CD/Book for ongoing students as a history of their horseriding. Friday is Horse Show & Grooming Contest Day. At lunchtime campers relax in the whirlpool. At week’s end there’s a Graduation Ceremony & certificates are passed out. Quality before/after care available. Kids can give the horses a bubble bath! Group & private riding lessons available year round for all ages. Learn how to care, groom, communicate & ride. English & Western style available. Also bareback for balance. Riders progress at own pace and are placed in groups according to skill level. Visa/Mastercard accepted. “This is the place where people dream and horses fly.”

Manzano Day School Summer Discovery,

1801 Central Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-6659; Website: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Netra Fitzgerald, Director. Manzano Day School's Summer Discovery Program ignites the joy of learning in young children. Our environment stimulates critical and creative thinking in our participants. Children are guided through exploring, experimenting, creative writing, math reasoning, problem-solving and reading comprehension. The program dates are June 6-July 15. Summer Hours: 9am-3pm.

Before & After care available. The program is open to children ages 3 1/2–9 years. Apple Seeds 3-day, Mon, Wed, Fri, ages 3 1/2–5, fee: $745; 5-day fee: $950. Apple Blossoms 5-day, ages 6-7, fee: $950. Red Apples 5-day, ages 8-9.

Manzano Day School Summer Explorations,

1801 Central Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-6659, X115; Website: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Netra Fitzgerald, Summer School Director. We have adventures for those entering PreK to 5th grade! Manzano Day School's Summer Program is proud to offer over 25 different exciting sessions ranging from gardening to math enrichment to scrapbooking to theatre & dance to the fundamentals of basketball. And that is just to name a few! These specialty camps are designed with all different interests and talents in mind! The best thing about this adventure is that you are the Navigator! You choose the various sessions that you would like to explore! Come and enjoy the last adventures of the summer with us! Summer Exploration sessions are offered from July 25-Aug 5. The Explorations offerings are organized by: One week sessions: July 25-29 & Aug 1-5; Cost: $100 per session; Sessions are 9:15-11:15am & 1pm-3pm, Mon-Fri. Optional Brown Bag Lunch, Recess and Indoor fun offered from 11:15am-1pm each day.

Mark Kistler’s Summer Art Camp,

Two locations: Enchanted Hills Elementary School, 5400 Oregon Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 & Page 1 Bookstore, 11018 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Abq, 87111. Phone: 1-800-431-6829; Website: draw3d.

Com; Contact: Chris Salvaggio, Summer Art Camp Director. Sponsored by NM State PTA, Enchanted Hills PTA & Page 1 Books. Mark Kistler is returning to Albuquerque for his 13th Annual Children's Summer Art Camp! Mark has taught millions of students to draw in 3-D with his best selling books, Public TV children's series and his interactive learning website. This Art Camp with Mark Kistler is an enchanting weeklong imagination adventure into the world of drooling dinosaurs, singing mermaids, marching marshmallows, Koala Kingdoms, radical robots, ninja bananas, and more! Parents and grandparents are free and invited to participate! Tuition is $89 for a 5-day art camp. Additional siblings are $69. Classes are Mon-Fri. Times are: 9am-10am for ages 5-7. 10:30am-11:30am for ages 7-13+. Noon-1pm for ages 8-14+, 1:30-2:30pm for ages 8-14+. Family Workshop is Mon-Fri, 6:30pm-7:30pm for all ages. Two Locations: May 31-3 at Enchanted Hills Elementary, and June 14-17 at Page 1 Bookstore. All art supplies included. Mark Kistler has been teaching art for 33 years. Many of Marks past students now have successful animation careers with Pixar, Dreamworks,Disney, Marvel Comics and have worked on movies including Shrek, Over The Hedge, The Incredibles and Ants to name a few. Miley Cyrus is also one of Mark Kistler's alumni students.

Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory Summer Spectacular,

2637 Texas St. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-299-7671; Website: marshallperformingarts.com. Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory offers summer programs for children, teens and adults, as well as, the new and experienced dancer beginning June 1. Afternoon/evening technique classes for all levels include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, Spanish Classical, bellydance, break dancing and acrobatics. We also offer children's art and dance classes, adult and 50+ dance classes, yoga & Zumba. Musical Theater Workshop includes acting, singing and dancing, culminating with two performances of Fiddler on the Roof on July 2.Dates: June 1-July 2, noon -4pm. No experience necessary. Set Design Workshop from June 1-July 1 9am-noon. Students learn the art of stagecraft and design and produce sets for Fiddler on the Roof. The 4th Annual Kellie Lewis Choreography Workshop is July 13-29, 9am-3:30pm with a Showcase/Awards Ceremony on July 30. This workshop is for dancers level III and above.

Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory Vaganova Technique Summer

Exclusive, 2637 Texas St. NE Abq, NM 87110; Phone: 505-299-7671; Website: marshallperformingarts.com. Vaganova Technique taught by Kirov & Bolshoi guest soloist, Vitaly Verterich, who toured with Riverdance internationally, danced on Broadway, with the Russian Chamber Ballet Theater and Russian Folk Ensemble "Beriozka". Olga Veterich, former faculty member and graduate of Valentina Koslova's Dance Conservatory of NY, Lyla Medeiros & awardwinning international ballet dancer and current student of Valentina Koslova's Dance Conservatory of NY, Veronika Veterich. Included will be Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Technique, Pas de Deux, Men & Women's Variations, Russian Folk Dance, Nutrition, Injury Prevention and Conditioning. Audition dates are May 8 & 29 from 1-3pm. Audition required for placement. The dates are Aug 1-13, 9am-5pm with a performance presentation. Ages 7 to professional are invited to audition.

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Children's Summer Camp,

500 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-277-2924; Website: maxwellmuseum.unm. edu; Contact: Amy Grochowski, Curator of Education. Maxwell Museum's Summer Camp takes children around the world and back in time in just a week!

Enjoy a variety of themed educational programs for individual half days or register for a full week of adventure! For children ages 8-11, July 11-15, from 9am-noon. $15/day per child or $65/week per child when registered by May

15. $20/day per child or $85/week per child after May 15. Limited spaces available, 12 minimum and 16 maximum. Our themes: Human Origins, Archaeology Adventures, Native American Traditions, World Music, and Global Cultures.

What we do: creative art projects, fun hands-on activities, meet special guests, and visit museum exhibitions.

Menaul School Panther Camp @ Menaul,

301 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-345-7727; Website: MenaulSchool.com; Contact: Kim and Pat Cartwright, Panther Camp Coordinators; Email: Kcartwright@MenaulSchool.com. Summer day camp for kids grades 1-6. Six weekly sessions, June 13-July 1, and July 11-July 29, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. Weekly themes: Space Odyssey, Wild West, Lumberjacks, Trekkers, African Safari and Pirates. Lunch, two snacks per day, and field trips are all part of the price. God's creation will be explored through daily devotionals, educational activities, crafts, games, water play, and community service projects. Adult:camper ratio is 1:10. Cost is $175/week if registered by May 15. Scholarships available, first come first served.

Mesa View Christian Preschool’s July Summer Program,

4701 Montano Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-9364; Contact: Director of Preschool. Dates: July 5-28. Ages 2-grade 2. Hours: 9am-1pm. Registration fee of $25 per child due at time of enrollment. Tuition is $200 for either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. If you sign up for all 4 days, it is $380. Parents provide lunch and snack for your child's class once in the month. Science, water play, Bible Stories, thematic units based on age level.

Mountainside Church of Christ’s Camp/Program:

VBS Footsteps of Faith, 12300 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-459-3875; Contact: Shannon. Join us June 20, 21 & 22, 9:00am-12:00pm for fun, faith filled Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, skits and more! Faith is a life-long journey but every journey begins with one footstep. Ages 5-10.

Moveabout Learning: A Museum Inspired Preschool,

3917 4th St. NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-235-1258; Website: moveaboutlearning.com; Contact: Peggy Lopez, Director. Hooray for summer fun for your little one at Moveabout Learning! For ages 3-5; this is a camp just for little ones. Indoor and outdoor Space! Hours: 8:45am-noon. Ask about our special summer discounts for an extended day, noon-5pm. Every session includes learning experiences that integrate reading, music, science, art and age appropriate, hands-on activities. Pick 1, 2, 3 or the whole summer! Session 1A: June 13-16, Fun with Dr. Seuss. There's a Wocket in my Pocket, A Cat in the Hat, not to mention a Foot in the Book! Session 2B: June 20-24, Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea. Let's find out what sea creatures live underwater! Session 3A: June 27-30, Walking Through the Circus-Clowns, elephants, and lions. Session 4A: July 5-8, Bubble Trouble! Session 5B: July 11-15, Sun, Sand and Waves-Walk barefoot in the sand. Search for hidden treasures. Picnic on the beach. We do have a beach! Session 6A: July 18-21, A Camping We Will Go! Pitch a tent, light a make-believe campfire, sing silly songs & roast marshmallows. Session 7B: July 25-29, We’re Going on a Safari-We have the hats, but we need to make binoculars to begin our adventure. Session 8A: Aug 1-4, Fun in the Kitchen-we get to eat everything we learn about! Yum! Lab fee: $20. Session A, 4-Days, $75 for members; $85 for nonmembers. Session B, 5-Days, $95 for members; $105 for nonmembers. Reserve a spot ! 50% deposit required with full payment due the first day of class. Classes must have at least 5 children registered, (maximum is 12). Please provide a light snack; we provide the drinks. Children staying for extended care need a lunch. Call today before we fill up!

Move With Me! Creative Movement Classes for Children,

Abq, NM. Web site: facebook.com/movewithme.creativemovement; Email: movewithmeabq@gmail.Com. Developmentally-appropriate early childhood creative movement & dance for children & parents. Move With Me! Is dedicated to exploratory and enjoyable Creative Movement classes, learning through play and having fun along the way! Parental involvement is welcome, even encouraged! Discover the joy of dance in a child-centered environment. For ages 3 months-6 years +. Mondays @ Maple Street Dance Space (Nob Hill/behind Peacecraft); Saturdays @ Friends Meeting House (5th & Bellemah, downtown Abq.) 10 Class Pass/$70; 5 Class Pass/$45; $10 drop-in. See ad in this issue.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History: Science is Everywhere,

601 Eubank Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-245-2137; Website: nuclearmuseum.Org; Contact: Sarah Fair, Office Manager. Summer Science Camp begins May 31 and runs through Aug 12. Sign up for a weeklong session on a variety of amazing science-related topics. These camps cater to children ages 6-13, depending on the topic of the camp. Hours are from 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Camps include Roboquest I & II, Lotions and Potions, Science of Sports, Grossology, Great Inventors, and Crimes and Clues.

New Mexico Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Camp,

1905 Mountain Rd. NW (Alice King Comm. School), Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-255-9798; Website: nmjazz.org; Contact: Vicki Dugger, Assistant Director. Expedition: Jazz Camp! Join us for the 17th year of the New Mexico Jazz Workshop's popular music-based day camp for ages 6-12. Each session is 2 weeks and includes instrument, voice, dance and art instruction all wrapped up in fun! Camp sessions, dates and themes include Session A: Jazz Roots-June 13-24; Session B: Jazz, An American Original-June 27- July 8 (except July 4); Session C: July 11-22. One session: $300; 2 sessions: $550; 3 sessions: $800. Limited number of scholarships available. Discounts for siblings.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Young Explorers Camp,

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-841-2861; Website: Nmnaturalhistory.org; Contact: August Wainwright, Public Programs Registrar. Attention Young Explorers! Experience an adventure with the NM Museum of Natural History and Science this summer. Explore mountains, climb volcanoes, dig fossils, and hike forest trails with experienced instructors. Discover the biology, geology, paleontology, and ecology of our State. Create art through natural exploration and experience the outdoors. Weeklong, full-day or halfday camps, with overnight options, for children entering grades K-7. Sessions begin June 13 and end in August. Family exploring/learning raft trip on San Juan River June 24-27.

New Mexico School of Music Summer Music and Art Camps,

310 Washington St. SE & 3736 Eubank NE B-1, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-3474 & 505-294-4604; Website: nmschoolofmusic.com; Contact: Denise Sarhan, Office Manager. Summer Music and Art Camps for children, teens & adults beginning the third week of June, through the first week of Aug. We offer camps for the very young, ages 16 months-6 years, with our Harmony Road Program. We also offer Violin Camps, Harp camps for children & adults, Music Day Camp, Musical Theater, Rock n' Roll Camp, Piano Camp, Disney Songs, Drawing & Painting and Digital Art.

New Mexico Young Actors Musical Theater Summer Camp,

7001 San Antonio NE, Ste. M, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-821-8055; Website: nmyoungactors.org; Contact: Rick Nickerson, Executive Director; Email: youngactors@msn.com. Eight week summer session June 6-July 28. Musical theater and acting classes for youth ages 9-19. Instead of working on just one play or musical, students are introduced to the best of Broadway. Enjoy singing and dancing to Broadway classics or just take the basics of acting. Voice, dance and acting are taught by a professional staff and culminates in a summer presentation.

OneWorld Business Resources Presents Rising Stars in the Southwest,

Abq., NM. Phone: 505-216-6049; Website: oneworldbusinessresources.com; Contact: Roy B. Martinez, Principal. Rising Stars in the Southwest is a Youth Leadership Summer Program for incoming Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors to prepare teens for success. The program helps teens become key influencers and leaders, realize their dreams, improve school grades & build a positive self image. Session 1 in Abq: June 27-July 1, Session 2: July 18-22; Hours: 8:30am-1pm, Mon-Fri. Location: At the Abq Hispano Chamber of Commerce Campus. Sessions also in SF.

Painted Iguana Art Classes,

142 Big Horn Ridge Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-796-0601; Website: paintediguana.com; Contact: Theresa Hall, Artist & Educator. Summer Art Classes for children ages 6 & up. Come create in an artist's studio with artist quality paints, clay, pastels & more. Two-hour classes include work on an art project, outdoor picnic and sketching in an art journal. Summer classes meet in morning or afternoon. Choose from one or more days a week. Summer session begins June 6 & runs monthly through Aug 12, Mon-Fri. Parents are invited to schedule around their summer plans. Small classes equal individual attention, & quality art materials equal art that lasts! Come create with us for great summer fun and expert art instruction. Morning class: 10amnoon; Afternoon: 1-3pm. Cost: 4 classes/$100 (1 class/week for 4 weeks, or design your own schedule).

Pathways Academy Summer Program,

5651 B Jefferson St. NE, Abq, NM 87109-3305. Phone: 505-341-0555; Website: pathwaysacademynm.org; Contact: Will Wintermute, Director of Operations. Grades: K-12. Pathways Academy is a private, non-profit school where children with unique learning and emotional differences excel academically and socially. The school focuses on giving each child the individual attention that they require and is committed to supporting and strengthening families. We are a year-round school with a summer session open to students who do not normally attend the school year round. The program includes core curriculum (Reading and Math) plus weekly swimming, field trips and different electives are also offered. Program offered June 13–July 28, 9am-3:30pm, Mon-Thurs, with before and after care available.

PLAY Conservatory Summer Stock,

3605 North Pole Loop, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Phone: 505-321-9351; Website: playconservatory.org; Contact: Jonathan Dunski, Director; Email: jonathan.dunski@gmail.com. PLAY Conservatory offers unique and challenging theatre projects for kids. 1) Summer at St. Pius X presents G2K Cinderella, based on the beloved musical by Rogers and Hammerstein directed by Jonathan Dunski. Training in singing, dancing, acting, literacy, and professional skills for ages 8-14 (tuition $585) beginning June 6; training 1-5:30 pm, rehearsal 6-8pm, Mon-Fri. Performances on July 8-17: Fridays at 2pm and 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm. Location: St. Pius X High School, 5301 St. Josephs Dr. NW, Abq. Audition required. 2) Summer at St. Pius X presents Snow White, a one act comedy, directed by Ryan Morris. Training in comedy, puppetry, improv, and professional skills for ages 10-17 (tuition $265) beginning July 5; training and rehearsal 9am-noon, Mon-Fri. Performances on July 22-31: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10:30am. Location: St. Pius X High School. Audition required. 3) PLAY Conservatory presents Once Upon a Mattress, an all-teen musical theatre project directed by Jonathan Dunski. Put up a fulllength musical in four weeks, just like a professional summer stock company.

For advanced students age 13-17 (tuition $6 per hour). Begins July 12; rehearsals 1pm-8pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Performances on Aug 5-14 at Rodey Theater on UNM campus. Audition required. 4) Stagecraft and stage management internships for students age 13-17 (tuition free), beginning June 6, 10am-noon, Mon- Wed. Application required.

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park’s Nature Discovery for Kids!,

2901 Candelaria NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-344-7240; Website: naturediscovery.Org; Contact: Sharon Byington, Program Director. Classes begin the end of May.Registration is available the end of March. Classes are limited, register early!Nature Discovery for Kids! Is for kids entering grades 1-6 in Fall 2011, also classes for ages 4-6, held at the Nature Center with the wonderful ponds, river and the bosque. Fast-paced educational classes filled with exciting activities, games, hikes, and adventure! Hours: 9-11:30am, Mon-Thurs. Cost: $55. Various topics: Reptiles, birds, bats, furry critters, and more! Friday evening classes. $20. 5-8pm; for ages 5-12. Snakes, Bats, Owls, Turtles and Lizards, and other topics.Bring a brown bag supper. This summer, become a Junior Ranger! For students entering grades 6-9. Conduct basic biological and chemical monitoring, keep a scientific and creative journal, meet with scientists and park rangers, participate in habitat restoration projects, create nature artwork, hike and bike through the bosque. Two-week sessions Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm daily. Cost: $100/session.

St. John's UMC Camp Get S.M.A.R.T.,

2626 Arizona NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-9717; Contact: Pauleta Hendrickson; Email: NewSound@connectatstjohns.Org. Get S.M.A.R.T.! Summer Music, Art, Rhythm and Theater Camp is July 18-22. The camp is for rising 1st-6th graders and is open to the community.(Children must be 6 years old prior to Sept 1, 2011.) Hours: 12:30-4pm.

Vacation Bible School is held during the morning hours as a separate program.Each day the children follow a rotating schedule of sessions in various musical activities, including vocal, instrumental, creative movement, drama and art.

During the week the children prepare a musical to be presented at the end of camp and on Sun, July 24. Enrollment is limited and camp fills up early!

St. John's UMC Preschool Plus Sensational Summer Camps,

2626 Arizona NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-0496; Website: connectatstjohns.org; Contact: Carmen Vargas, Site Director. We are nationally accredited and committed to a low teacher/child ratio. We offer six sensational, weeklong summer camps throughout June and July from 9am-1pm for ages 3years to 3rd grade. St. John's UMC’s Take a trip to Nazareth!, 2626 Arizona NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-9717; Contact: Brandie Spletzer; Email: bspletzer@connectatstjohns. Org. St. John’s United Methodist Church is hosting a time-traveling Vacation Bible School, full of fun for ages 3-rising 6th grade. Hometown Nazareth will be held July 18-22, 9am-12:30pm. Kids divide into tribes, and visit Mary’s house to learn about the adventures of her son, Jesus. They’ll also go to the marketplace to see what it was like to live in ancient Nazareth! Lunch and snacks are included. SMART (Summer Music Art, Rhythm and Theater) Camp is held from 12:30pm- 4pm as a separate program. Register early. Reduced rates end June 20!

St. Luke Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten Summer Camps,

9100 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-292-8812; Website: StLuke-elca-abq.Org; Contact: Heather Ryles, Director. Part-time and Full-time Preschool and Kindergarten summer camp programs available for children ages 2 to 6. Our program is NAEYC accredited and offers flexible hours and days.

Sandia Acrobatic Gymnastics Academy Summer-Sault Day Camp,

2832 Girard Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-884-6949; Website: SAGAgymnastics.Com. Summer-Sault Day Camp provides a safe, fun environment for kids ages 6 and up! Field trips, arts & crafts, swimming, games, laughter, and especially gymnastics, all under the watchful eyes of our great camp counselors. Weekly and daily sessions available. Scheduled activities are 9am-4:30pm. Extended care available each day from 7:30am to 6pm for an additional fee.

Sandia Golf Club Junior Golf Camp,

30 Rainbow Rd., Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-798-3990; Website: sandiagolf.com; Contact: Matt Molloy, Director of Golf. The Sandia Golf Club Junior Program presents an opportunity for kids to make lasting friendships, gain self-confidence, learn to compete and have fun, all while fostering a lifetime of enjoyment for the game of golf. The program became an initiative of the dedicated Sandia Golf Club PGA members and instructors on staff. Individual programs cover the costs for course use/play, lunch, snacks, refreshments, special events, instruction, camp uniform, contests, and prizes. In addition, kids get to experience the thrill of competition. In no other sport and in no other competition like a Junior Golf Tournament is there such a powerful dynamic of you competing against yourself. Come experience the action! Ages: 6-17; Cost : $275; Beginner/Novice: June 6-9 & July 11-14. Intermediate: June 20-23 & July 25-28. Times: 8:30am-3:30pm.

Sandia Montessori School of Albuquerque, Inc.,

3240 A Juan Tabo NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-293-6614; Website: sandiaschool.com; Contact: Victoria Romano, owner president. A fun- filled enrichment program that will enhance your child’s experience at Sandia Montessori School. Field trips, splash days, picnics and more. Although fun, we will still follow a curriculum to ensure your child won’t fall behind in their learning. We accept ages 2 through 5th grade. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri, 7am to 6pm.

Sandia Preparatory School SummerPrep,

532 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87113.Phone: 505-338-3000; Website: sandiaprep.org; Contact: Andrew O'Cleireachain, SummerPrep Director; Email: summerprep@sandiaprep.org. Sandia Prep's acclaimed summer program for students entering grades K-12th. SummerPrep offers more than 80 outdoor, academic, art and sports classes in a small, caring, child-centered environment. Some of this year's exciting classes include: Art, Photography & Filmmaking: The Afternoon Camp (grades 4-8); The Creative Writing Workshop (grades 8-12); ACT Prep Course (grades 10-12); Playwriting & Theater Workshop (grades 3-8); Beginning Sign Language (grades 1-5); CrimeBusters (grades 5-8) and more! Students receive one-on-one instruction and personalized attention. SummerPrep is June 6-July 15. Request a catalog by phone or email.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Preschool Summer Program,

2400 Monterrey Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Phone: 505-867-9564; Website: shepherdofthehillsrr. Org; Contact: Jennifer Miera, Director. Come join our Summer Program filled with summer fun and learning! Christian Education, Pre-K Education, Spanish Education, Water Days, Arts, Crafts and Music for children ages 2 1/2–7. Low Student-Teacher Ratios. Hours: 7am-6pm, Mon-Fri. Summer program runs June 6-29.

Skate School Skateboard Camps,

825 Early St. # H, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505- 474-0074; Website: SkateboardSafety.com; Contact: Joe Lehm, Headmaster. July 18-20, Ramps and Bowls Level 2: Mornings at Los Altos Park in Abq; afternoon held at Calvary. 8am-4pm, bring your lunch. For ages 11 & up. Cost: $180

Sol Acting Academy Acting Camps for All Ages!

127 Bryn Mawr SE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-206-7707; Website: solacting.com. Come join the acting school voted the Best by both Albuquerque the Magazine and Alibi for Acting and Drama classes for ages 3- 18! Day camps, weekend classes, and half days camps start June 6-Aug 8, all summer long. Have a blast and meet other creative kids learning how to Act for Stage, Film, Commercials, Modeling, Facepainting, Comedy Improv and more! We always end with a show for friends and family.Camps start at only $65 and we offer discounts for siblings! Find us on Facebook for more info, funny pictures and more!

Stone Age Climbing Gym,

4201 Yale Blvd. NE, Ste. I, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505- 341-2016, Website: StoneAgeClimbingGym.com; Contact: Bryan Pletta, President; Email: Climb@StoneAgeGym.com. Experience the adventure of rock climbing at our Spider Monkeys or Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps this summer! Our 1-to-6 instructor to student ratio insures that your child will receive personal attention to help them learn the basics of climbing in a fun and supportive setting.The Spider Monkeys camp is for ages 7-12. Cost: $199.95. Our more advanced Wall Crawlers program is for ages 11-14. Cost: $229.95, includes a Tram ride and outdoor field trip to the Crest on the last day. Register by May 1 and save $20.
There are eight sessions scheduled for Spider Monkeys. Choose from either a 9am-noon session or 1pm-4pm session. (Note: We do not allow morning particiPants to stay for the afternoon.) Spider Monkeys Camp dates: June 6-17, June 20-July 1, July 11-22, and July 25-Aug 5. Campers meet Mon/Wed/Fri for the am or pm session. We have two Wall Crawlers camps: June 7-23 or July 12-28. These three week programs meet on Tues/ Thurs, 9am-noon for the first 5 sessions with a full day field trip outdoors on the final day, 9am-4pm.

Studio Pizazz Summer Dance & Workshops,

4111 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-872-0206; Website: studiopizazz.com; Contact: ChristineJ. Redd, Owner. Studio Pizazz offers dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop for students ages 3 and up. If you are an intermediate/ advanced dancer be sure to join us for our summer intensives in tap, hip hop and leaps & turns. We also offer dance and Nia classes for adults.

Summer @ St. Pius X High School,

5301 St. Joseph's Dr. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-831-8419; Website: saintpiusx.com; Contact: Rita Martinez, Summer Program Coordinator. Fun classes with hands-on activities open to all area middle school students, grades pre-6th to pre-9th. Classes in science and engineering, photography, cooking, costume design, beginning band, beginning guitar, sports camps for major sports, and more. Theater arts program offered in conjunction with PLAY Conservatory. Two-week sessions run from June 6-17, June 20-July 1, and July 5-July 15. Students can select one session or fill the day will fun-filled learning. Small classes with limited enrollment.

Summer @ St. Pius X with PLAY Conservatory,

5301 St. Josephs Dr. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-321-9351; Website: saintpiusx.com or playconservatory.Org; Contact: Jonathan Dunski, Producer/Director; Email: jonathan.dunski@ gmail.com. Summer at St. Pius X presents two PLAY Conservatory Projects: G2K Cinderella, based on the beloved musical by Rogers and Hammerstein, directed by Jonathan Dunski. Training in singing, dancing, acting, literacy, and professional skills for students age 8-14 (tuition $585) beginning June 6. Training 1-5:30pm; rehearsal 6-8pm, Mon-Fri. Performances July 8-17: Fridays at 2pm & 7pm, Sat & Sundays at 2pm. Snow White, a one act comedy, directed by Ryan Morris. Training in improv, comedy, puppetry & professional skills for students age 10-17 (tuition $265) beginning July 5. Training and rehearsal 9am-noon, Mon-Fri. Performances July 22-31: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 7pm, Saturdays at 10:30am. Audition for each project is required. Free program for teens: Stagecraft and stage management internships for students age 13-17 (tuition waived), beginning June 6, 10am-noon, Mon-Wed. Application required. For show tickets call 505-831-8400.

Sunset Mesa School Summer Zone,

3020 Morris NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-298-7626; Website: sunset-mesa.com; Contact: Mollie Krattiger, Admissions Director. Enter the "Frolic Zone" for preschoolers with classes such as Art Smart, and Around the World in Twenty Days! Frolic Zone" classes for elementary students include Cooking & Crafts, Computer Champs, Around the World with the Caldecott Winners, and Engineering and Rocketry. Join the "Focus Zone" for all of the basics with lots of fun! Brush up your academic skills with engaging explorations that reinforce math, writing, phonics, reading and spelling. "Summer Zone" runs June 6-July 1. Preschool & elementary morning and afternoon classes available. Preschool all-day classes available. Ages 3 years- 5th grade. Children enrolled for a full day should bring snack, lunch and drinks. Extended daycare available.

Theatre-in-the-Making BooksAlive,

PO Box 4751, Abq, NM 87196. Phone: 505- 242-2327; Website: titm.org; Contact: Brian Haney, Creative Director. BooksAlive! Is a playful introduction to the skills of acting and performing that culminates in a "story-theatre" production adapted and devised by the performers, ages 8-14. Classes run from May 31-June 25; 8am-noon. Cost: $240. An afternoon session, Radio BooksAlive! Will use similar techniques to create radio drama, culminating in recorded work to be aired on KUNM's Children's Hour. Afternoon session runs 1-3pm. Cost: $120. Classes held at the Aux Dog Theatre, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd. NE.

Tierra Madre Community School,

1700 Atrisco NW, Abq, NM 87105. Phone: 505-250-7279; Website: tierramadreschool.org; Tierra Madre Summer Camp is from June 6-Aug 5, for ages 2 1/2-7. Our day begins at 8:30am and ends at 1pm, Mon-Fri. Our unique program offers ample nature activities, crafts, arts and waterplay. Spaces are filling quickly so reserve your spot now. Prices and more information available online.

UNM Children's Campus Summer Camps,

1210 University NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-277-3365; Website: childcare.unm.edu; Contact: Daniela Hamilton, Operations Manager. Join us for a variety of exciting two-week, full day, camp sessions for grades K-5th (must have completed Kindergarten.) We are a licensed, 5-star facility, nationally recognized and accredited through NAEYC. Camps run Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm; include breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Session themes and dates: The Splash Zone! June 6-17; Mission:Adventure! June 20-July 1; Wacky Week Intersession July 5-8; Creativity in Motion! July 11-22; Lobo All Stars! July 25-Aug 5. Before & after care, 7am–8:30am & 4:30pm–5:30pm, is available for an additional fee.

UNM Continuing Education Youth Program,

1634 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-277-0077 or 505-277-0698; Website: dce.unm.edu/youth. htm; Contact: Naomi Sandweiss, Youth Program Supervisor; Email: naomis@ unm.edu. UNM Continuing Education offers a variety of classes, conferences and camps for kids ages 6-17. Cartooning for Kids is for ages 11-16, taught by the co-creator of the Pink Panther comic strip. Camp is June 6-10, 9am-noon; $120. Paws and Claws Pet Lovers Day Camp is for ages 11-13; from June 6-23, Mon-Thurs; $175. Kids interact with therapy dogs, learn pet First Aid and more. Website Design for Kids Camp is for ages 8-12, June 6-8, 1-4pm, to make and post your own website! Tuition is $120. Computer Video Game Design Mini Camp is for ages 10-16, taught by Scott Saltsman, who has worked for Warner Bros. And Disney. Camp runs June 6-8, 9am-noon daily. Tuition is $120. Film Camp is for ages 13-18, June 20-June 24 or July 18-22, 9am-5pm at DATA Charter School; $325. Drum Camp is for ages 7-14. Students make a gourd drum and shekere and learn dancing and drumming. Performance at end of the week. Camp runs July 18-22, 9am-noon; $150. Recycle Runway: Trash to Fashion Camp is July 26-29 and culminates in the modeling of created garments; $190 plus a $20 materials fee. Youth Sports Fitness, for ages 6-14 at Johnson Center on UNM Main Campus, Mon-Thurs, 1pm-5pm, offers a variety of sports experiences, while teaching fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Session I starts June 6, and session II starts June 27. Tuition is $150/session. High Desert Yoga Camp is for ages 6-11, and takes your child on a voyage through yoga poses, games, mindfulness, self-calming techniques, fun songs and more! This camp takes place at High Desert Yoga from 1:30pm-3:30pm, Mon/Wed/Fri, June 6-July 10. See all camps online. Other topics include: On Campus Day Camp, Aikido & Fitness Summer Camp, The Magic of Realistic Drawing. Our programs are hands-on, engaging, and introduce kids to many fun skills. Many include a free lunch provided by the City of Abq.

UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Summer Camps,

2414 Central Ave. SE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-277-2286; Website: myifdm.com; Email: ifdm@unm.edu. UNM IFDM Summer Camps teach students, ages 14-18, a variety of highly sought after technical skills. Instructors are UNM faculty and industry professionals, creating a rich and diverse learning environment. Topics include 3D modeling (avatars, buildings, etc.), Film (including writing scripts, shooting, and editing), and 3D Animation. Camps take place at UNM's stateof- the-art facility, Mesa Del Sol, located on University Blvd just south of the Abq International Airport. *Lunch and snacks will be provided daily. Children under 14 may be considered. Contact us! Cost: $500.

UNM Men's Lobo Soccer Academy Summer Camps,

1 UNM, MSC04 2680, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-925-5727; Website: lobosocceracademy.com; Contact: Paul Souders, Associate Head Coach; Email: lobocamp@unm.edu. Lobo Soccer Academy - The University of New Mexico Men's soccer program has announced its camp dates for this summer. Camps held at the UNM South Campus Athletics' Facilities, including the Indoor Practice Facility from July 10-14 and July 17-21. Camps being offered are the Half-Day Developmental Camp (for ages 6-10) and Full-Day Developmental Camp (for ages 10-15) and the Elite Residential Camp (for grade 10 & up) and Junior Elite Residential Camps (for grades 8-10) as well as a High School Team Residential Camp (for high school students). We pride ourselves on having a professional coaching staff as well as a certified UNM trainer at all sessions. Campers receive a Nike/Lobo Soccer T-shirt!

Valencia Farms Horseback Riding Camp,

119 Yucca Trail, Corrales, NM 87048. Phone: 505-899-5336; Website: valenciafarms.com; Contact: Kristen Valencia, Owner. Spend your summer learning to ride horses. A fun, safe environment for kids to learn to ride and for experienced riders to improve their skills. Campers come for as many weeks as they like and some even stay all summer! A typical day includes: grooming, riding, and horsemanship skills including equitation, western, jumping, games, bareback riding and more. After the morning ride campers enjoy swimming, horsey games, and arts & crafts. Sessions: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24 & June 27-July 1; July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22. Possible weeks in Aug TBA. Campers bring sack lunches (microwave and refrigerator available.) Camp is open to riders of all abilities from ages 5-15, Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm. Extended care is available until 4pm for an additional fee. Camp is $375/week with a non-refundable deposit of $100/week. Early bird discount of $25/week if deposit is paid in full by March 15. Multi-week, multi-child discounts offered. Credit cards accepted. Information for this directory comes from the advertisers and does not constitute an endorsement by New Mexico Kids! Family magazine. To be in our next Summer Activities Directory in the May/June 2011 issue, go to newmexicokids.Com and click on Summer Directory.
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