Let your muse come out to play. Join Liza Myers, Vermont Art Educator of the Year, in her teaching studio, a creative haven for ages 7 to 17. Five separate full-day sessions of creative exploration, May 28 to June 28. Each bilingual session runs Monday through Thursday (except the first week, which runs Tuesday through Friday). Drawing, watercolor, acrylic, collage, clay, printmaking, book arts, metal foil, felt art and more. $195 per session includes instruction, materials and healthy snack. Call Liza (802) 236-8062 or go to www.lizamyers.com/aartz-classes/.
ACEQUIA MADRE GARDEN CAMPS
Weekly camps meet June 4 to 8, June 11 to 15, June 18 to 22, June 25 to 29, and Aug. 6 to 10, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Acequia Madre School Garden for grades K through six from all schools. Campers explore the wonders of gardening in a small family-like setting, along with plenty of time for free play, team-building games and creative art projects. Camps are $175 per week, maximum 20 campers per week. Email email@example.com to register.
ACEQUIA MADRE LITTLE THEATER CAMP
A new summer acting camp for ages 8 to 14, at Acequia Madre Elementary School, open to the community, June 4 to July 13, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with before- and after-care available. Children will learn history, write the script and perform in a musical theater production, “One Hundred Years of Music.” Cost: $650 for six weeks. Optional afternoon Scenery Workshop; see listing below. For more information, call Rachel Montez, (505) 501-3215.
ACEQUIA MADRE SCENERY WORKSHOP
This camp is offered in conjunction with the Acequia Madre Little Theater Camp. Ages 8 to 14. June 18 to July 13, Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. $90/week, plus supply fee of $20. We will focus on designing and building the set for the “One Hundred Years of Music” production. Sprinkled with fun, kids will create and draw the set design and learn basic building skills, with a focus on safety. After-care available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call (505) 984-0118 or email Mac_Mowk@comcast.net.
ARTSMART SUMMER CAMPS
Join us for innovative, weeklong theme camps in the ARTsmart Community Studio, where students enjoy creating unique, thoughtful works of art and experience the joys of art history, as well as presenting and exhibiting their artworks. The $125 fee includes all materials and healthy snacks. Camps offered for grades K through three, and grades three through six. Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to noon, June 4 to Aug. 10. Visit artsmartnm.org for registration and schedules. For more information, email Rebecca at Rchornenky@artsmartnm.org, or call (505) 992-2787.
BELISAMA IRISH DANCE
Belisama Irish Dance offers classes for the whole family to enjoy. Performance opportunities in the community, local competitions, and fun choreography classes, for ages 5 and up. Santa Fe and Los Alamos locations. Call Adrienne Bellis, director, (505) 670-2152, or go to www.belisamadance.com.
BREAKOUT BASKETBALL CAMPS
Santa Fe Breakout Basketball Camps focus on sportsmanship, ball handling, shooting, defense, footwork and more. Above all, our emphasis is on having fun. Three camps, $250 per week, for boys and girls in grades three to eight: June 11 to 15, July 9 to 13, and Aug. 6 to 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Christian Life Academy Gym, 121 Siringo Rd, Santa Fe. Please email Everett Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE COMPANY
Santa Fe’s most active and enriched summer camp for kindergarten through seventh grade for 31 years! CAC’s focus is age-appropriate outdoor field trips that include rock climbing, kayaking, hiking and survival skills, along with gardening, cooking, science, art and yoga, taught by caring, well-educated staff. Weekly camps May 28 to Aug. 10. Field trips to Albuquerque every Friday for older groups. Full-day (7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or short-day program (7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) for day campers only. 935 Alto Street, Santa Fe. Register online: www.childrensadventurecompany.org, or call (505) 988-7201.
DRAGONFLY ART STUDIO SUMMER CAMP
Fine art classes for ages 6 to 16 are designed to stimulate imagination, creativity and experimentation with a range of art media and materials. Summer Camp meets Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in June, July and August. Each week has a different art theme. Afterschool art classes meet one day per week, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and end with a student art show at a local gallery. We also offer birthday parties and weekend workshops. Visit dragonflyartstudioforkids.com or call Oceanna at (505) 670-5019.
Dyslexia therapy can help you or your child improve reading, spelling and composition. Orton-Gillingham–based program really works! Internationally certified therapist with years of experience. Call Barbara Calaway, (512) 699-7965, or email email@example.com.
EMIARTEFLAMENCO ACADEMY SUMMER SESSION DANCE CLASSES
Four weeks of flamenco fun! Classes run twice a week from June 18 to July 12. for all ages, including toddlers and adults, and levels from brand-new beginner to advanced. 1005 South St. Francis Drive, Suite 115. Call (505) 660-9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full schedule and more information, visit EmiArteFlamenco.com/classes.
ETIQUETTE SANTA FE MANNERS CAMP
In a chaotic world, build a foundation of kindness and consideration. Empower your child to navigate social and academic encounters with confidence and ease. Topics include: Manners in a Modern World, First Impressions, Introductions, Handshakes, Thank You Notes, Techie Tweens, Public Speaking, Conversation Skills, Interview Prep, Fork and Function, Mainstream versus Culture Specific. Private, group, families, summer camps, ages 4 to forever. Please inquire at (505) 988-2070, www.etiquettesantafe.com.
FENCING SUMMER CAMPS 2018
At New Mexico Fencing Foundation Summer Camps, first-year or new fencers learn fundamentals of footwork, bladework, tactics and technique. Maximum 12 participants. All equipment provided. Instructor James Odom has 32 years of experience, certified in all three weapons: foil, epee and saber. Beginning fencing camps June 4 to 7, July 9 to 12 and July 23 to 26, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; $200 (10 percent sibling discount). Camps meet at 1306 Clark Road, Santa Fe. Contact email@example.com, or register at nmfencing.org.
Free, five-day native plant ecology training program in the Santa Fe or Cibola National Forest for ages 14 to 18, to explore plants through a botanical, environmental, social and cultural lens. Students will learn native seed collection, vegetation monitoring and data collection, build their own plant press, use botanical terms to describe and identify plants, cook with plants, and more. Santa Fe dates: June 4 to 8, June 25 to 29, Aug. 6 to 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register online, www.npsnm.org/summer-training, or call Sara at (360) 927-2147.
GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER SUMMER CAMPS
Fun, educational and safe programing for ages 6 to 12 (proof of age required for 6-year-olds). Summer Camp Festive: weekly sessions, June 4 to Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., offering sports, swimming, ice-skating, visual art lessons, games, outdoor recreation and field trips. Half-day Sports Camps: 8:30 a.m. to noon, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball and cheer. Combo Camp: Children participate in morning Sports Camp then join Day Camp and afternoon activities. Optional free breakfast and lunch program. Call Melissa, (505) 955-4005. www.chavezcenter.com.
GENTLE SHEPHERD PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
For children ages 3 to 5, June 4 to 28 (four weeks), Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After-care available until 3 p.m. Cost: three days per week, $80; four days, $100. Weekly themes include Gardening and Nature, Camping and New Mexico, Cooking and Nutrition, Fairy Tales and Drama. Gentle Shepherd is located at 209 E. Barcelona Road, Santa Fe. Contact the director at (505) 577-5344 or (505) 983-9383.
GOLDEN ACORNS SUMMER CAMP
Join Golden Acorns Summer Camp of Living Arts & Culture, now in our eighth year. Curriculum promotes and teaches healthy and sustainable living practices such as Yoga and T’ai Chi, gardening, permaculture, herbalism, fun and healthy cooking, and compassionate communication. We also feature African dance and drumming, breakdancing, graffiti art, puppet making, healing arts and more. For ages 4 to 11, and, a new, exciting Leadership Program for ages 12 to 15. Go www.goldenacornscamp.org or call (505) 795-9079.
GUARANTEED READING PROGRAM
Don’t wait! Your child can be caught up before the Fall semester begins. Bob’s mom says, “You have nothing to lose and your child has everything to gain with Floy’s no-risk guarantee.” Stop your child’s reading and homework struggles now with the unique reading course she created based on national standards. See 2017 Students Improvement, the Poor Readers Symptoms List, what parents have to say, and end your frustration by contacting Floy to schedule your complimentary parent consultation at www.FloyGregg.com.
Open to grades four to eight, this five-week Santa Fe Public School program combines hands-on learning with two weekly field trips to local museums and other natural and cultural sites, Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 18 to July 25. Two locations: El Camino Real Academy and Aspen Community Magnet School. Fee: $250 per student, $50 per additional child. Scholarships available. Applications available at both sites and on the SFPS website. Contact Stephanie Walther, firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDS’ COOKING CAMP
A special introduction to the wonderful world of cooking for kids ages 7 to 12, July 9 to 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join the 19th annual weeklong cooking camp and cover a different topic every day. Cook a wide variety of dishes and gain the knowledge and know-how to become the real chef in your family. Chef Johnny Vee will help you earn your chef’s hat and cooking diploma. $325. Las Cosas Cooking School, 181 Paseo de Peralta, (505) 988-3394.
LITTLE EARTH SUMMER DAY CAMP
Memorable summer experiences for children ages 4 to 9, June 4 through Aug. 10. Five two-week sessions for all ages. Minimum enrollment: one session. Four or five days per week. Ten percent tuition discount for children who enroll for the entire summer. Art, cooking, weekly nature field trips, swimming and games. Low student-teacher ratio. Enrollment limited. For more information or to request a brochure and pre-registration form, call (505) 988-1968. Little Earth School, 321 West Zia Road, www.littleearthschool.org.
MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CENTER SUMMER CAMP
Weekly camps from June through August: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn traditional Japanese karate, empower yourself with amazing self-defense moves, experience Okinawan weaponry in a safe environment, and play super-fun, fairly competitive games. Karate emphasizes respect, increases self-confidence and helps kids get fit. Family rates and discounts for multiple weeks are available. Open to kids ages 7 to 14, no experience required. (505) 982-7083, www.martialartstrainingcenter.biz.
MAY CENTER SUMMER LEAP
Help your child take a LEAP this summer in reading, writing, math, engineering and art. Designed for students from early childhood through ninth grade. Early Childhood Summer Program: June 18 to Aug. 3 (no class the week of July 2) and Summer LEAP Programs: July 9 to Aug. 3 for first through ninth grade. For details, call (505) 983-7407 or visit www.maycenter.org.
MEOW WOLF YOUTH THEATER CAMP
Work with the former Santa Fe Performing Arts staff towards the creation of a new, original performance inspired by the “House of Eternal Return” exhibit. Rehearsals are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at the David Loughridge Learning Center at Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle. Ages 8 to 14, $500. Performance dates: July 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Scholarships available. For more information email email@example.com, or visit meowwolf.com/event/youth-theater-summer-camp/.
MOTHER’S FARM SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
Weeklong full-day camps on our 10-acre farm off NM 14, outside Santa Fe, from May 24 through mid-August, for ages 5 to 12, and two sessions of overnight camp for ages 7 to 12, June 4 to 8 and July 8 to 12, girls in the tipi, boys in tents. Horses, gardening, water play, yoga, nature walks, art, music and more. $239/week day camp, $649/week overnight camp. Transportation from Salvador Perez soccer field parking on Alta Vista, 8:20 a.m., with 4:30 p.m. drop-off. Visit www.mothersfarmschool.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOUNTAIN FRIENDS CAMP
Overnight coed camp, Quaker affiliated, at Collins Lake Ranch in Cleveland, NM. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, drama and improvisation, singing, music, cooperative games, canoeing, backpacking trips, folk dancing, creative writing, practice, nature free time, cooking, permaculture, storytelling, campfires, compassionate listening, and visits with peacemakers and other local nonprofits. Ages 10 to 15 (entering fifth through 10th grade). Session 1: July 7 to 14, $455; session 2: July 15 to 28, $825. Camperships available. Anastacia Ebi, email@example.com or (435) 554-1132; www.mountainfriendscamp.org.
Santa Fe’s go-to camp for outdoor adventure and nature connection. Campers ages 5 to 15 take daily adventures into the mountains to explore and learn through games, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, backpacking, camping, natural arts and crafts, photography, and plenty of free and guided play in nature. Children will explore the natural and cultural history of New Mexico and learn wilderness skills, tracking, bird language, plant knowledge and more. Weekly themes. New: five-day camps for working parents. Counselor-in-Training program for teens. For details, visit www.sfmountainkids.com.
NDI NEW MEXICO SUMMER DANCE CAMPS
NDI New Mexico’s Early Steps and Arts in Motion Summer Dance Camps are offered in June and July for children ages 3 to 18. All levels welcome. Contact Danny Silver, Dance Barns producer, (505) 795-7088 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NDI New Mexico at The Dance Barns, 1140 Alto Street.
NEW MEXICO WILDLIFE CENTER DISCOVERY CAMPS
Science Explorers (grades four to six): Explore the lake, learn about water and where it comes from, and enjoy swimming, hiking and canoeing. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22 at Abiquiu Lake, July 9 to 13 at Heron Lake. Wildlife Explorers (grades one to three): Learn about New Mexico animals and their homes. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday at the New Mexico Wildlife Center, June 25 to 29 for grades one and two, July 23 to 27 for grades two and three. All camps $100/child. (505) 753-9505.
PAJARITO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER CAMPS
Four summer camps will encourage kids to explore nature, learn, discover and play. Grades nine to 12 will love the Backpacking Adventure for Teens Camp, June 5 to 8. Grades seven and eight will camp overnight, raft and more during the Living Earth Adventure Program, June 11 to 15. Grades four to six can enroll in two Nature Odyssey camps: Rocking and Flowing Camp, June 11 to 15, and Moving and Growing Camp, June 18 to 22. To register, visit peecnature.org/events/summer-camps/or call (505) 662-0460.
PANDEMONIUM PRODUCTIONS’ MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMP
For ages 7 to 17. Students study acting, singing and dancing and perform in a Broadway-style musical at the James A. Little Theater. Past shows include “The Little Mermaid,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Peter Pan,” “Grease” and more. Rehearsals take place at the New Mexico School for the Arts, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited; scholarships available. For more information call (505) 920-0704 or visit www.pandemoniumprod.org.
RIO GRANDE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP – K-6
Weekly camps June 5 through Aug. 3 integrate enriched learning experiences with play, creative expression and adventure-based learning. Morning, afternoon and full-day options are available. Campers attending the morning session will choose an enrichment class in which they will learn alongside our educators, who average more than 10 years experience. Afternoon sessions will take advantage of a lovely and safe five-acre campus and focus on adventure education, design-thinking, and trips to museums and other exciting locales near campus. Rio Grande School. 715 Camino Cabra, Santa Fe, (505) 983-1621.
RIO GRANDE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP – PRE-K
Rio Grande Summer Camp offers a pre-K camp program for 3- and 4-year-olds, June 5 through Aug. 3. Each week our experienced pre-K educators design and lead child-centered activities that encourage discovery, imagination and creativity in a fun-filled, nurturing environment. The rich array of activities include the following: gardening, cooking, dramatic play, art projects, water play, and lots of outside time on our lovely and safe five-acre campus. Rio Grande School, 715 Camino Cabra, Santa Fe, (505) 983-1621.
RIO RAPIDS NORTHERN SOCCER
Rio Rapids Northern is hosting several weeklong, half-day and full-day soccer camps this summer. Enjoy a summer of soccer from international camps for all levels of play, including One Week, One Passion; TetraBrazil Soccer Academy; Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp; and Callaghan’s English Soccer Camps. Camps are for children ages 3 and up, beginning June 4. For more information about camps and how to register, go to www.northernsc.org/summer-camps.html.
SANTA FE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM EXPLORERS’ CAMP
Enjoy two weeks of science, art and fun, featuring Big Sky Learning Projects and Stargazer Planetarium. Two camps offered: “Artbots” and “Guardians of our Galaxy,” July 9 to 20; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ages 5 to 10. Cost: $265 per week, includes materials; scholarships available. Pack a lunch and two snacks. Before- and after-care available: $10 per session. Register at SFCM or online, www.santafechildrensmuseum.org. For more information, contact Alison Bradley, email@example.com, (505) 989-8359 ext. 103.
SANTA FE CLIMBING CENTER CAMPS & CLASSES
New location, bigger and better indoor climbing. Summer camps with indoor and outdoor climbing, wilderness survival skills, hikes and other outdoor adventure-based activities. Weeklong camps from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $349 per week. Multi-day summer camps for ages 5 to 8, May 29, June 4, 18, 25, July 9, Aug. 6, 13 and 20. Ages 9 to 13: June 11, 25, July 9, 16, 23, Aug. 6, 13 and 20. Ages 12 to 15: July 30. 3008 Cielo Court. Call (505) 986-8944 or visit www.climbsantafe.com/camps/.
SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE KIDS’ STUFF
Offering programs for toddlers to teens. Intellectual and experiential learning through camps in swimming (ages 3 to 13), outdoor adventures (ages 10 to 15), computer programing (ages 9 to 17), plus cooking, music, art and design (ages 8 to 17). For information call (505) 428-1676 or visit www.sfcc.edu/kids.
SANTA FE FAMILY YMCA
Full-time child care for children 2 to 5 years at 6600 Valentine Way, and at our new location, 6537 Airport Road. Afterschool childcare program. Summer day camp for kindergarten to sixth grade. Multipurpose room available for adult and senior programs, as well as evening and weekend events. Fun for kids and peace of mind for parents. Santa Fe Family YMCA, (505) 424-8077, www.ymcacnm.org.
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES SUMMER CAMP
Weekly camps for ages 3 to 15, June 11 to Aug. 3. exciting, educational, entertaining camps specially designed for a wide range of ages. Themes include: World of Color, Love of Nature, Slime and Other Crazy Concoctions, Jedi Alliance, Minecraft, Creature Design, and Dungeons & Dragons. Most camps are $230 per week. Extended care and financial aid available. For more information, call (505) 438-8585, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.santafeschool.org. 5912 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe.
SANTA FE TENNIS AND SWIM CLUB SUMMER CAMPS
Summer camps offered Monday through Friday in all-day or half-day sessions. Superstars Camp for ages 6 to 11 runs every week starting May 28 and offers a variety of activities designed to enhance the development of young minds and bodies. Tennis Camp for ages 10 and up runs every other week starting June 4. Camps run through the summer at 1755 Camino Corrales in the Museum Hill neighborhood. We also offer afterschool classes. Call (505) 988-4100 or visit santafetenniscamps.com or santafetennis.net.
SANTA FE WALDORF SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
Children currently enrolled in grades one through five are eligible to participate in four separate weeklong camp programs throughout the summer months: HeART Week, Travel the World, Fantastic Fiber Fun, and Repurpose, Reimagine and Recycle, each at $250/week; June 4 to 8, June 11 to 15, Aug. 6 to 10, Aug. 13 to 17. Before- and after-care are also available. Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, Santa Fe. For more information or to register, visit www.santafewaldorf.org/camps or email email@example.com.
SCHOOL OF ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET SUMMER SESSIONS
Learn in a supportive environment that fosters confidence, technique and artistry. Classes for children ages 3 and up in creative dance, ballet, jazz, folklórico, hip-hop and more. Studio locations in Santa Fe and Eldorado. Summer session classes start June 4. For more information, call (505) 983-5591 or visit www.aspensantafeballet.com.
Your kids will learn tennis and other sports this summer, but most importantly have fun at the Shellaberger Tennis & Sports Camp! Shellaberger, located on the SFUAD campus, offers full-day and half-day sessions every week this summer, Monday through Thursday with an “Olympic Day” option on Friday. Ages range from 8 to 16 years. Your kids will have a great time playing tennis and other sports at our beautiful indoor tennis center! For more information call (505) 473-6144 or visit www.santafetennis.com.
SINGING TURTLE MATH & WRITING CLASSES
Josh and Kathy Rappaport offer summer classes in math and language arts for rising fourth through eighth graders. For full details, visit www.singingturtle.com. Josh’s math workshops provide instruction in key skills for elementary and middle school. Josh and Kathy will offer classes in poetry and short story writing, and Kathy will teach bookbinding, too! Josh will also facilitate workshops that blend math with creative drawing. Contact Josh, at (505) 690-2351 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy at (505) 690-4478, email@example.com.
SKATE SCHOOL SANTA FE
Ramps and Bowls Camps: Expert instruction for ages 8 and up, mornings at public skate parks, afternoons at our indoor park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weeklong camps beginning May 28, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 23, $275 plus tax. Longboard Camps: Ride the school’s boards and learn to turn, stop and slide, on local bike paths and indoor park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 to 6, June 18 to 20, July 9 to 11, Aug. 6 to 8. Ages 9 and up. $200 plus tax. 825 Early Street #H, (505) 474-0074. skateboardsafety.com.
WEE SPIRIT NURSERY
Splashing in pools, sand play, painting, clay, woodwork, crafts, baking, songs, puppet shows, acting and much, much more. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., plus optional after-care to 2:30 p.m. Two teachers; 12 children; ages 3, 4 and 5. Eight-week summer session in June and July, and year-round program. Call Joan Kennedy, Waldorf teacher, at (505) 471-8932.
WHITE BUFFALO ART SCHOOL
Located on Highway 285 in Española, 25 minutes from Santa Fe, in the traditional cultural arts corridor, we offer drawing, painting, and field trips three times a week for swimming, mountain hiking, ceramics and picnicking. Organic, nutritional meals. $100 a week, plus $20 for meals. June 4 to July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Optional academic program 3 to 5 p.m., with diagnostic testing and individual tutoring to fill learning gaps, $50 per week. Joy Ebel, head administrator and community artist, (504) 570-0300.
WISE FOOL SUMMER CAMPS
Wise Fool summer camps allow your kiddos to run away with the circus, without leaving home! Camps run all summer for youth ages 6 to 18, including our new, half-day, teen camp, June 18 to 29. Students learn stilt-walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet-making, clowning and more, all in a safe, noncompetitive environment. No experience necessary. See wisefoolnewmexico.org/classes/youth-programs/ for more details or contact Wise Fool at (505) 992-2588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.