So many peoples’ lives were changed by summer camps. They are places not just to get away from parents and make new friends, but to try new things, enjoy nature and learn crafts. We canoed, made lanyards, caught frogs and snakes, learned guitar, made fires in the wilderness and cooked and cleaned up afterwards. Those were timeless experiences that gave us a lifetime of memories.
Bear Creek Community Center
15685 Forest Hill Dr., Boulder Creek
All day summer camp in the redwoods. Daily swimming with certified lifeguards and a fun engaging team. Best way to spend your summer and make new friends! Register online at bcrpd.org
Cabrillo Extension Summer Youth Program
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Our camps provide a safe, fun, and engaging environment for children to explore and grow. We offer diverse, high-quality content for developing young brains and growing young bodies. Join us for camps in one of six areas of exploration: Creative Culinary; Leadership & Personal Success; Science and Exploration; Computers & Technology; Creative Arts; or Sports & Play. Block scheduling lets you choose the activities that fit your camper’s interests and fill a full week with all-day camp activities. Just like an a la carte menu, you have choices! Join us for one week, or all summer long!
My daughter came home happy and couldn’t wait to show us what she made every day! -Baking Camp parent
Cabrillo Youth Chorus Summer Voice Camp
This week-long camp (July 31–August 4) will give your child an unforgettable experience as they put together an original musical performance! Children ages 8 to 18 learn music theory and musicianship; participate in dance, improvisation, and rhythm games; play recorders, Orff, and other instruments; and perform in musical theater. No experience is needed – just a love of singing! For more information, check out our website, contact us at [email protected], or call 831.824.4023.
Camp Kayetz offers a wholesome, inclusive, Jewish day camp experience to campers ages 6-15. June 19-July 14, 2023 9am-3pm. Camp meets at Temple Beth El in Aptos with weekly field trips including Raging Waters, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, beach trips and camping in the redwoods at Henry Cowell. Come for the summer fun; stay for the friendships! Email Jess Mitchell with questions: [email protected]
CYT Santa Cruz
216 Mt. Hermon Rd Suite E, Scotts Valley
We create a hands-on theater experience focused on building performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork. CYT Summer 2023 presents two different camps, “Off to Neverland” (one-week camp) for kids ages 4 -14 and “Music Man Jr.” (three week camp) for kids ages 8 -18 including a weekend of Broadway style performances!
Four Points Youth Camp
Orchard School, 2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos
Siltanen Park, 127 Vine Hill School Rd, Scotts Valley
Four Points Youth Camp is a summer day camp with activities designed to broaden every camper’s horizon. Serving campers in grades K-8, our activities include sports, arts and crafts, technology, and traditional camp games. These activities are designed to cater to each age group. With new unique themes each week, every camp session is a fresh experience.
We had a great time! It was the perfect combination of friendship, games, new arts and crafts, and a low key, beautiful setting. Thank you for this new camp! – Jennifer Greenburg
Growing Social is a highly therapeutic, educational outdoor program offering Summer Camps and school year services to those with social learning differences (including Social Communication Disorder, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, ADD, social anxiety, and those without a formal diagnosis). Farm animals, gardening, cooking, and other creative group activities are utilized to teach and practice social learning concepts. In small groups, students are carefully matched by age (K-young adult) and skill level. Social vocational and camp counselor opportunities for teens and young adults. Sessions are taught by Stephanie Madrigal and Amy Miller, Speech and Language Pathologists.
Henry Cowell Girl Scout Day Camp
Looking for a fun and empowering day camp experience for girls this summer? Join us for a week of singing, crafting, hiking, creekwalking, cooking, and making new friends in the redwoods of Henry Cowell State Park, June 26-30. Girls entering 1st-7th grade in the fall of 2023 may register. Not a girl scout? Not a problem! Enroll with your registration. Camp fee is $175 which includes a T-shirt, patch, camp photos, snacks daily, lunch Friday, and dinner on Thursday for girls in 4th-7th grade.
Horse Camp at Corralitos Riding Club
1079 Green Valley Rd. Watsonville
Treat your child to five days of horse heaven this summer at Corralitos Riding Club! We’ll teach your child foundations of horsemanship, in the saddle and at the barn. Your child will learn valuable skills grooming and tacking-up a horse, as well as riding, both in the arena and on the trail. Campers will learn about horses through interactive games. We’ll practice some of the basics of showing and competing. And we’ll spend fun times together crafting and making friends. Each week ends with the Friday Finale — The C.R.C. Camp Horse Show and Party. June 26-30 / July 17-21.
Into the Heart of Nature
Tara Redwood School Campus, 5810 Prescott Rd, Soquel
Into the Heart of Nature camp is located in an extraordinary setting nestled in the Nisene Marks Forest near a calm creek. We offer cooperative games, creek exploration, habitat studies, playful skits, and nature themed art. Kids explore the various elements that support all life.Tara Redwood School’s summer camp educators are highly experienced in outdoor activities and wildlife studies. Children learn social skills and kindness. Your child will make new friends, develop mindfulness, and learn how to help others. Children have access to several hiking trails for daily play and to absorb some of our core tenets for happiness through developing a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of nature to all parts of life. For children 4 to 8 years old.
8205 Hacienda Lane, Soquel
Ready to get your child away from technology and into a nourishing community in the great outdoors? On 450 acres of privately owned redwood forest only 4 miles from town Kennolyn Day Camp is just a short bus ride away. Your child will thrive in this fun, active, supportive environment. And after a day of exploring the fields, pond, and miles of trails, they’ll be happy-tired after each fun day! Nowhere else in the local region will you find a more complete, authentic summer day camp experience. Just ask your friends and neighbors.
Kuumbwa Jazz Camp
Registration for Kuumbwa’s annual Jazz Camp is now open! Jazz Camp is a performance-based day camp for students grades 8-12. Featuring nine days of collaboration, learning, and listening, this camp covers all aspects of jazz theory and appreciation, and will help students grow as musicians. Camp concludes with a performance on the famous Kuumbwa Jazz Center stage. Dates: June 12 – June 23, 2023. Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, VAPA Complex. Times: Grades 8-9 attend from 9 AM-12 PM; grades 10-12 attend from 11 AM-2 PM.Jazz Camp Concert: Friday, June 23 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. You can register for the camp online.
Little Garden Patch Farm
4635 Fairway Drive, Soquel
Little Garden Patch is so much more than just a farm! Our play-based, emergent program offers arts & crafts, cooking fun, outdoor play and imagination, stories & games, hands-on science and nature with gardens, farm animals, and social learning. All in a beautiful outdoor setting that includes a puppet theater, play structures, trampoline, sand & water play, outdoor stage, and picnic area. A cozy home environment and nurturing staff completes a magical childhood wonderland that parents and children love. Come see why young children say, “Little Garden Patch Farm is the best camp I’ve ever been to!” For ages 5-8.
Mountain of Fun, Mount Madonna School
491 Summit Road, Watsonville
Summer day camps on Mount Madonna School’s redwood-studded campus: offering weekly Preschool Camp for ages 3-5, June 26-August 4 (3- and 5-day options); and Elementary and Middle School camps, July 10-28. Creative Arts Experience with rock band, culinary arts, visual and digital arts; Outdoor Survival Camp with a low ropes course, martial arts, hiking, astronomy, team-building and an overnight campout. Forest play, nature crafts, friends and more – unplugged, outdoors and active! Camps are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Transportation is available from Aptos and Corralitos. Details and registration online at www.mountmadonnaschool.org/summer.
Sign up now for summer sewing camps for kids! Kids will have fun making bags, accessories, & more. Lessons designed for beginners & beyond. For ages 8 & up. June 12 to June 15 & July 17 to July 20. Head to NoTraceShop.com/events for details & to reserve your child’s spot.
Parkour Summer Camps
MOVE.PLAY.EXPLORE.GROW. Allow your kids to un-plug, develop fine & gross motor skills, strength, mental fortitude, creativity, self confidence, flow through the practice of parkour/freerunning. All our coaches keep your child’s health, safety, enrichment – and fun- top of mind! And are qualified by ADAPT; CPR, ACE, AFFA, SafeSport, & CPR certified. Summer Camps in June, July and Aug. Level up your summer, make new friends and make your world a playground with Parkour Generations! Questions? Shoot us an email anytime; [email protected] We look forward to helping you learn to Master Your Movement ™️ at PARKOUR GENERATIONS Santa Cruz.
Redwood Music Camps
Young musicians explore the music of Ireland, Scotland, and more! For players of violin, viola, flute, penny whistle, pipes, recorder, harp, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, accordion, small keyboards, and cello. Students practice in instrument-specific groups, and with the entire ensemble. Teen Camp (June 12-17) is a one-week sleepover camp for ages 12-18 in Aptos. Kid Camp (July 31-Aug 4) is a one-week day camp for ages 7-13 in Scotts Valley. Information and registration is online at CommunityMusicSchool.org.
Santa Cruz Bible Church
440 Frederick St. Santa Cruz
This summer we have an exciting kids’ day camp June 12-15 for all kids ages 5 – 5th grade! The camp will run 9am – noon daily, with music, crafts, outside games, skits, and more! Sign up on our website starting in April! Join us weekly for Sunday morning services at 10am. Our Food Pantry runs Tuesdays 10am – Noon, and Thursdays Noon – 1pm.
City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department
Register for our popular summer camps and junior guards for a fun-filled summer. Get moving with Skatedogs Skateboarding Camp, World Cup Soccer Camp, and SUP Camp. Create art or expand your knowledge with science and STEAM camps. Visit santacruzparksandrec.com to view the Summer Activity Guide in Spanish and English. Online registration opens Saturday, April 15, and Monday, April 17 for phone registration for the City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation summer programs.
Santa Cruz Soccer Camp
For over 30 years our vision of joy and adventure remains. Almost all coaches have been young players who joined the harmony and magic of the camp and have graduated through our Leadership Development Program. From the inspiration and resonance experienced at Delaveaga Park during 10- week-long summer camps, the coaches and directors are in service to the new paradigm celebrating the Evolution of competition.
Santa Cruz SPCA
2601 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz
Our 2023 camp theme is “Save the Earth and its Animals.” Students will investigate how small changes can improve the lives of animals. They will learn how hard animals work to survive while the environment changes. Our Teens will experience how a shelter operates and try out different shelter roles.
Steve & Kate’s Camp
Spring Hill School
250 California St, Santa Cruz
Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. Kids choose from a variety of activities in real-time, including sewing, coding, maker crafts, baking, sports, and more! As kids try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment and tackle the challenges of the world with creativity and confidence. Families can buy any number of days, to use at any time–no weekly reservations are required. Or, buy a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. Either way, any unused Passes are automatically refunded at summer’s end. Ages: 4–12 | Lunch, snacks & all hours (8 am–6 pm) included.
The Studio School of Classical Ballet
2800 South Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel
Give your little ones a summer of fun with The Studio School of Classical Ballet’s Summer Ballet Camps! Featuring 4 weeks with 4 themes, each day will feature a variety of dance classes, exercises, and activities for your little dancer to enjoy. Monday – Friday, 10am-12pm. Visit SCBT.org for more information.
Web of Life Field (WOLF) School
220 Cloister Ln, Aptos
WOLF School’s Summer Nature Day Camp offers a science and nature theme all week and an outdoor adventure every day! Kids will experience redwood trail walks, music, camp arts & crafts, cooperative games, science activities, and more, plus field trips to Nisene Marks State Park. Sample themes are: Solar Art, Survival, Creek, Animals, Plants, and Natural History. WOLF School’s educational nature camps inspire kids to experience the outdoors, connect to nature, build healthy relationships, and gain awareness of their impact on environment and community—all in a fun camp setting led by our knowledgeable, friendly, and energetic naturalists.
37 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon
Mount Hermon is a Christian camp and conference center located in the stunning redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We offer a wide variety of programs for individuals, families, and groups, including overnight summer camps for children and youth, retreats for adults, our beloved Family Camp program, and day adventures such as zip lining and challenge courses for the whole family. Mount Hermon has been in operation for over 100 years and has a long-standing tradition of providing a welcoming and transformative experience for its guests. Check out our website for a full list of offerings available this summer!
Adventures with Art
Let your child’s creativity run wild this summer! Adventures with Art is a website that offers tips and tutorials for a number of different art forms, including drawing, painting, digital art with Procreate, crochet, embroidery, and more. Run by an artist who was born and raised in Aptos, Diana loves to share her art knowledge with other artists of all skill levels at adventureswithart.com
Be Natural Music
740 Water St, Santa Cruz
Learn and perform Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Motown, Pop & more at our two locations: Santa Cruz and Cupertino. We offer ongoing private Music Lessons, Real Rock Band classes for teens, & young adults, Workshops, and Summer Music Camps. We offer lessons on voice, piano/keyboard, guitar, bass, drums & percussion, saxophone, clarinet, ukulele, harp, theory and composition. Summer camps, kid & teen musicians showcase their talent & creativity as they compose original music, script music videos, and record their song on stage! The final high-quality music video is posted on our YouTube Channel to jump-start your kid’s career.
Looking for activities to do with your kids at home? Have a kid that always wants to help in the kitchen or curl up on your lap to hear a good book? Love getting packages? The Bookakery has just the thing: Bookakery Boxes, a monthly subscription box for kids aimed towards fostering a love of reading and baking. Each Bookakery Box comes with a hardback picture book, kid-friendly recipe card, an activity, and one bonus item, all based around a theme of the month. Order yours today! Use code GUISC10 for 10% off any subscription length (renews at standard rate). Expires 12/31/2023.
Community Boating Center, UCSC
790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz
The UCSC Community Boating Center has been teaching local juniors how to sail for over 30 years. All classes are hands-on, co-ed classes, ages 8-16 and are taught in RS Quests, RS Visions, and Lasers. Students learn the basics in the protected Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and progress to the beautiful Monterey Bay. Enjoy sailing in a safe, fun, and supportive environment with knowledgeable, experienced staff. Sign up today! (Adult classes are also available!)
Community Bridges Family Resource Collective
La Manzana Community Resources – 521 Main Street, Ste. Y, Watsonville
Live Oak Community Resources – 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz
Mountain Community Resources – 6134 Highway 9, Felton
Nueva Vista Community Resources – 711 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
The Family Resource Collective works with individuals and families in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley to build safe, healthy, and compassionate communities through education, resources, and advocacy. We offer a variety of bi-lingual, bi-cultural services to meet each family and individual’s needs. Our programs and services include food distribution, mental health counseling, parent education workshops, youth tutoring, and more.
“I like to come to the Nueva Vista afterschool homework program because I like to get help from the volunteers, they’re all so nice!” – Sophie, participant at Community Bridges’ Nueva Vista Community Resources
Community Mountain Gym
San Lorenzo Valley
Ever wanted to learn how to do a cartwheel? Want to try your balance in a handstand? Come tumble through the summer with us. We’ll stretch and cartwheel about as we work on our basic gymnastics’ skills using the bar, balance beam and varying gymnastics equipment. Community Mountain Gym is a mobile fitness gym that brings the fun to you! We are holding summer camp programs in Felton, Boulder Creek and at Ben Lomond’s Highlands Park. Activities will include art projects, science experiments, hikes, visits to the local fire stations, libraries and parks! Looking forward to tumbling with you soon!
Da Vinci Equestrian
Da Vinci Equestrian offers a horseback riding lesson program and full-service horse training, with facilities in Watsonville and La Selva Beach. Da Vinci Equestrian emphasizes the relationship between horse and rider, horse care, and offers individualized programs to fit the student’s needs. Specialization in Hunter/Jumper and 3-Day Eventing. Monthly lesson packages and week-long summer camps available.Ages 5 and up welcome! Please view our website for more information.
International Academy of Dance (IAD)
320 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz
Spend the summer dancing! We’re offering 7 different weeks of magic and fun, so choose your theme and come join us for movement games, art, and dancing! Perfect for ages 4-8, our camps offer a playground for imagination to thrive. We even have Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options, with an After Party happening until 2pm for maximum fun (and ease for parents). If you’d like to get started before summer, sign up for a trial class now! Just visit our website, iadance.com. We also have classes for older kids, teens, parents, and grandparents. We can’t wait to dance with you!
Mathnasium of Santa Cruz
1642 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
24 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos
Summer is a great time for kids to get away with their families. It’s also an important time to keep up their math skills so they don’t lose what they learned during the school year. The good news is they can do both, with Mathnasium! Our summer math program builds up kids’ math knowledge and prepares them for the school year. Best of all, we make it fun! They’ll receive: a comprehensive assessment and customized learning plan that details summer goals for long-term success, live face-to-face instruction, and a proven teaching method that results in true understanding and increased confidence.
Mon Ami Art Studios
245 Sea Ridge Rd, Aptos
Mon Ami Art Studios, as found in the name, is friendly to all; the growing young artists and the more experienced can find an environment where celebrating one’s own creativity is the priority and will be nurtured. For the child artists, creating a foundation of play and exploratory approach to creativity is supported, each at their own pace and their development. For Summer each week we offer different Fine Art media projects including acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, collage, printmaking and the list goes on! Students can attend multiple weeks of camp without repeating projects as well. See you there!
Mountain Music School
216-A Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley
What better time than summer to pick up that dusty guitar? MMS offers year-round lessons in a variety of instruments, with fun performance opportunities and lesson plans tailored to you! Our excellent team of teachers is ready to support you in realizing your musical dreams.
MusicalMe, Inc. offering Music Together™
All over Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties
Our Music Together classes are playful, rich, and engaging. They help young children —babies, toddlers, and preschoolers—discover their inner music-maker by playing with the grownups they love. Our music and movement classes also offer other important benefits: music for children supports overall early childhood development. Summer only special: unlimited bonus classes! Join us!
Underwater Explorers Tours at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Come dive with us! Underwater Explorers is a unique (summer only) program where kids ages 8-13 are introduced to the underwater world through surface scuba diving. Kids are safely guided by Monterey Bay Aquarium dive staff in our Great Tide Pool, where they’ll meet amazing animals while getting a fish’s-eye view of the wonders of the bay. No experience or wet suit is necessary — just your sense of adventure! For questions, please call us at 831.648.4800, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. Tickets available for purchase online at www.montereybayaquarium.org/UnderwaterExplorers
Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz
Join artist Linda Cover for a week of fun, creativity, and artistic growth this summer! Campers get to explore the Art League gardens and experiment with the artistic process. Each day, they’ll get to learn chalk art, observational sketching, paint making, assemblage, printmaking and photography! June 5-9 or July 24-28.
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 831.420.6115
Located above Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz’s first Museum is in an excellent location to showcase the region’s rich natural history. Explore interactive exhibits featuring animals, plants, geology, and more from the shoreline of Monterey Bay to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including an intertidal touch pool, fossils, and an observation beehive. In our Gift Shop, you’ll find unique books, guides, toys, art, and apparel. Check our online calendar for engaging events and programs for all ages, including free family activities, seasonal camps, nature crafts and walks, and our Summer Kickoff Festival. Kids are always FREE.
“Our whole family loves to spend time at the museum. It is a gathering place to build community and a place for both kids and adults to play and learn.” – Testimonial from a mom
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
224 Church St., Santa Cruz
2005 Wharf Rd, Capitola
251 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley
The theme at the Library this summer is: Find Your Voice! Our voices have power. We use our voices to share stories, express ourselves, and spark change. Our voices include not only the sounds we make, but the words we write, the movements we perform, and the actions we take each day to impact our world. This June and July we encourage you to read for fun as part of our Summer Reading Program, to learn a new skill, to make a new friend… Library programs and events are focused on maintaining and improving reading skills, exploring, and building our community.
“The Library Summer Reading Program is a great way to tackle summer. We encourage the whole family to get involved reading, learning, having fun, and earning some great prizes!” – SCPL Librarian
SpeechRighter – Social Skills Learning Groups
820 Bay Ave, Capitola
Social-Skill Groups designed to improve social thinking & pragmatic language skills, by developing strategies for building successful peer relationships & self esteem. Led by a speech-pathologist, build skills in effective listening, problem solving for social scenarios, perspective taking, and conversational skills.
WEST Performing Arts
Summer 2023…create….innovate! Get ready for imagination and fun with our award-winning youth theatre company for ages 5 – 18. Our unique, process-based theatre and art classes, camps, and conservatory-style studies encourage young performers to embark on a creative journey and craft their own performance experience full of innovative collaboration, From immersive theatre-based day camps to original plays and classic productions or improvisation to hone your funny bone. We have it all. Come play! Our classes, training programs, and presentations are process-driven, believing that the creative journey is what matters. We build confidence, communication, and community.
“What happens on stage at WEST Performing Arts is amazing. What happens inside the kids, from blossoming confidence to reignited enthusiasm, is miraculous.” – Bryn Kanar, a WEST parent
SCHOOLS WITH SUMMER PROGRAMS
Freedom Schoolhouse and Farm
Freedom Schoolhouse and Farm offers a unique program in a beautiful setting. Our curriculum is emergent with a strong emphasis on creating a connection to the natural world. We seek to promote and maintain basic principles of Freedom, with the goal of educating our children to be critical thinkers. Our open classroom creates a warm environment, and we encourage freedom of choice and relationship building. Set on several acres, every day is filled with the beauty of nature, joys of friendship, and fun activities geared toward artistic expression, physical movement, and the development of a lifelong love of learning
Rocking Horse Ranch Preschool
4134 Fairway Dr, Soquel
We offer morning, afternoon, and full day sessions. Our three beautiful acres offer room to explore, including swings, slides, trees to climb, a ninja course, zipline, bike track and a giant sandbox! Kids also enjoy our farm animals and grazing on food from our organic garden and orchards.
Adventure Sports Unlimited
303 Potrero Street, #15, Santa Cruz
Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) is Santa Cruz’s premier swim school. We teach infants through adults the joys of water and adventure. Our Ocean programs introduce families to our magnificent marine environments through the Santa Cruz Island Camping Trip. We explore the world-renowned underwater landscape of Monterey Bay through our Open Water Scuba courses. It all starts in our custom-built aquatics facility with our tropically heated pool. We want to make your entry into the water world truly enjoyable. ASU – Come Play With Us!
“We love to surf so it was important our children learn to swim properly! They excelled at ASU!” – Sarah S.
Cougar Swim School
7105 Hwy 9, Felton
Cougar Swim School offers quality swimming lessons where children enjoy learning the FUNdamentals of swimming. Learning how to swim is not only beneficial for fitness and relaxation, it also increases confidence and assures safety for youth and adults in and near the water. All of our instructors are American Red Cross Lifeguard trained and certified. They work to ensure each of their swimmers learn how to be safe, increase their swimming skills, endurance, and enjoyment in the water. Cougar Swim School is located at the San Lorenzo Valley High School Community Pool at 7105 Highway 9 in Felton.
Jim Booth Swim School
Watsonville indoor pool and coming soon to Toadal fitness
Be a water wonder! From our Little Otters swim class for parents and their babies to Aquaphobics, our adult beginner class, the whole family splashes together at Jim Booth Swim School. Little Otters is a gentle introduction to our 94-degree pools that will make you confident that you are guiding your infant to a happy water experience. Our group lessons emphasize quality swimming in an exciting class taught by our caring, well-qualified teachers. Soon offering a non-competitive swim team to help develop strength, endurance & technique. The whole family can swim at Jim Booth Swim School!
3910 Portola Drive, Suite 2, Santa Cruz
June Bug’s Gym is a place where your child can experience a fun-filled adventure in movement. We have a caring, respectful, and supportive staff that encourages every child in their growth of large motor skills and gymnastics along with social, emotional, and cognitive development. Our goals for our students are to help them feel control and empowerment in their bodies, to build self-esteem through success, to open up their imaginations, and to feel confidence and joy in their exploration of movement.
Camp Kinnect’s Summer program is a thrilling sports experience offering both indoor and beach volleyball. The week-long sessions cater to boys and girls in grades 3-8 with less than two years of volleyball experience. On the first day, players are sorted based on their skill level to ensure suitable court placements. Whether new or with P.E. and middle school experience, players receive fundamental skill training, player feedback, and specific skill development during the 3-hour sessions. Structured drills and unstructured free playtime offer unique experiences to build new skills or refine existing ones. Join us for a fun-filled week of volleyball!
Santa Cruz Gymnastics
Beginning May 30th, we will be offering Gymnastics Camps for ages 5–12! Come FLIP WITH US at our weekly themed camps. Camps include gymnastics lessons on all Olympic events, supervised open gym time, group games, crafts and time in our foam pit! Full and half day options are available for each weekly camp. Check scgym.com for more information and to register.
SLV Swim Center
9050 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond
Make a splash this summer with Swim Lessons, Swim Team, and Water Aerobics! New this year, Birthday Party Packages, Aquatic camps, Family Swims and Outdoor Movie Nights! We have also partnered with TFCS Productions who will be bringing in the fun with their Film, Harry Potter and DND camps!
Child Development Resource Center
Santa Cruz County Office of Education, 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz
Finding the right care for your child is one of the most important decisions your family can make. The Child Development Resource Center, a program of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, is a free, one-stop source for local families seeking early education options. Child care referral specialists can answer questions and connect you with licensed programs to meet your family’s needs. The CDRC maintains the only up-to-date list of child care and early education programs in Santa Cruz County.
Youth Cruz Free on Metro
K-12 students can ride METRO for free! Buses serve 24 routes that provide convenient transportation throughout Santa Cruz County. Whether it’s to school, work, the beach or hanging out with friends, students may ride any route in the METRO system for free except Highway 17 Express service. Riders in 8th grade and under may be asked by the driver to identify their grade level or school. Riders in grades 9-12 will be asked to show ID. For help, call Customer Service (831) 425-8600 or email [email protected]. For more information visit scmtd.com/youthcruzfree.
“Our youth are the future of transit. The Youth Cruz Free program is a big step toward giving all kids the access to METRO they deserve.” – METRO CEO/General Manager
Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar
1100 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Let Kianti’s be a part of your graduation celebration! We will cater at your event or order at kiantis.com for curbside and delivery of our entire menu and drinks including Kianti’s Signature Cocktails, Kianti’s Handcrafted Liquor and Kianti’s Wine. Or dine in. Kianti’s offers a lively yet comfortable atmosphere with delicious food and drinks with friendly and professional staff. Our unique menu is designed with the option of family style dining either indoors or cozied up on one of our heated patios. On Friday and Saturday evenings see the pizza spinning team, accompanied by dancing servers and a flame-raising kitchen.