April 28, 2011 in Features

Summer Camps 2011

Our annual guide, with hundreds of camps for all interests, hobbies and ages
 

Sleepaway camps

Northeast Washington Junior Grange Camp, for boys and girls ages 9-14, July 31-Aug. 6, at Princess Pines on Lake Thomas, near Colville in Stevens County.  Includes activities, crafts, and food. Counselors and adult staff are 1st Aid and CPR certified. Register at www.wa-grange.org/. Cost $150 if paid by July 1 or $175 if paid later. (509) 535-1165 

Idaho National Guard Summer Smash, July 5-9, Camp Lutherhaven, for military youth ages 10-18 by Aug. 1. Refundable fee of $35 to secure spot. Priority given to Idaho National Guard youth of deployed members. Registration deadline June 3. (509) 272-8397 or (208) 272-4387.

Operation: Military Kids, the 2nd annual Idaho Military Family Summer Camp in Northern Idaho, June 24-26,  Lutherhaven Shoshone Base Camp in Pritchard, Idaho. Open to families from any military branch or state. Children free, adults $40. Registration required by June 1. (208) 334-2328 or (208) 334-2332 or email sphilley@uidaho.edu, blockard@uidaho.edu or elizabethd@uidaho.edu. Details online at www.4h.uidaho.edu/omk.

YMCA Camp Reed, the oldest residential camp in the Inland Northwest, offers a variety of activities at Fan Lake, north of Spokane. Options include Traditional Camp with weekly sessions June 19-Aug. 13 for grades 3-9, $355-$395. (Horse unit and trail rides available in weeks 2, 4 and 7, with extra fees – see listing under Equine Camps); Counselor in Training program June 19-Aug. 13, for students entering grade 10 and featuring a weeklong 300-miles bike ride and a work week at camp, June 19-Aug. 13, $495; and Mini Camp June 26-Aug. 9, three-day program for grades 1-2. $225. www.campreed.org or (509) 720.5630     

Camp Fire USA’s Camp Sweyolakan on Lake Coeur d’Alene offers four-day, seven-day and 11-day programs for boys and girls grades 1-12 (ages 6-18) through Aug. 19. Fees vary from $430 to $745. (509) 747-6191 ext. 10 or 800-386-2324x10.  www.campfireinc.org 

 Camp Fire USA Leadership programs at Camp Sweyolakan for juniors and seniors include Counselor in Training for seniors July 1-8 and July 11-22 plus junior CIT program July 29-Aug. 5 and Aug. 8-19, $645; Leadership training at Camp Dart-Lo open to grades 7-12 June 20-Aug. 26 in 1- to 3-week sessions depending on program. $50-$420. (509) 747-6191 ext. 10 or 800-386-2324x10.  www.campfireinc.org 

Twin Lakes Friends Camp:  Enjoy a very quality family experience at affordable prices at a camp in Hayden, Idaho. Programs include Jr. Boys Camp, grades 4-6, June 27-July 2, $135. Jr. High Camp, grades 7-8, July 18-23, $155. Jr. Girls Camp, grades 4-6, July 25-30, $135.  Sr. High Camp, grades 9-12, August 1-6, $155. Camp bus leaves Hayden Lake Friends Church (located at U.S. 95 and Miles Ave. in Hayden) 9 a.m. Mondays and returns at 11 a.m. on Saturdays (by 5 p.m. for Sr. High).   208.687.1026, email manager@twinlakesfriendscamp.org, , www.twinlakesfriendscamp.org.

Camp Four Echoes Resident Camp-This year, as we celebrate the opening of the new lodge, we are excited to offer troop camping and innovative new program sessions, in addition to the traditional swimming, boating, arts/crafts, outdoor cooking, hikes, and other fun camp activities. Open to all girls entering 1st-12th grade. Situated on 216 wooded acres along Lake Coeur d’Alene in Worley, Idaho. Log-on to www.CampFourEchoes.com for more information. Theme Weeks: All programs include swimming, boating, arts/crafts, cooking out, hikes, and other fun camp activities. Outdoor Challenge Week, grades 2-3, July 5-8, $189. You’re growing up and ready for an adventure to summer camp! Have a great time meeting new friends and sharing the fun of living outdoors as you cook out and go swimming. While you’re here, explore camp to find out what an ecosystem is and how you fit right in, Grades 4-6, July 5-8, $189. How does a team work and how do we depend on each person in our team? Find out more about being part of a team as you work together on our camp challenge course and then come to the Spokane Program Center to climb the rock wall. Did you know that everything in nature works as team, too? Investigate the players on nature’s team and how they make our camp the amazing place that it is!; Adventurers, grades 6-9, July 5-15, $528. Should you go on a backpacking trip or a canoe trip? Both! Carry everything you need for two days on the trail, and then pack your canoe for a lake adventure! While you are preparing for your trips, you’ll learn what it takes to be part of an amazing team that really works together. Campers will participate in two separate 2 day/1 night trips that embrace Leave No Trace ethics. While on your trips you will be able to conduct water and soil experiments and find results that will astound you! Note: camp has a limited number of backpacks that are available to borrow. Please contact the Camp Director; Canoe North Idaho, grades 8-10, July 5-15, $528. Canoe the St. Joe River! Review canoeing skills and learn how to navigate on moving water while in camp. Your three day canoe trip will inspire you to learn more about our local ecosystems and what is being done to preserve our wild places. You might even be inspired with ideas for Take Action projects or investigating a career in the outdoors! This will be the highlight of your summer. Note: must have intermediate-advance canoeing/trip skills and able to paddle 4-6 hours a day; Zoology Week, grades 2-3, July 10-15, $288. What kinds of wild creatures live at camp? Deer, squirrels, birds, Brownie Girl Scouts…camp is packed with wildlife! Come to camp to find out how much fun it can be to live outdoors and to find out more about the amazing creatures that are already there and the kinds of things they do. Meanwhile, you’ll be doing some great things like arts and crafts and cooking out! Grades 4-6, July 10-15, $288. Did you know that there are over 314 different kinds of birds in North Idaho? How many different kinds do you think you can find at Camp Four Echoes? So many different kinds of animals call camp their home. How is there room for all of them? How can they all find enough to eat? You’ll find out how this works when you come to camp for Zoology Week. Bring your camera to camp because you’re not going to be able to remember all the fun things you do while you’re here. There’s swimming and crafts, and hiking and cookouts and…Science of Night (Note: the entire camp will be active at night and sleep during the day during this nocturnal week). Grades 4-5, July 17-22, $288. It’s like a week-long sleepover! Stay up late and sleep late with the whole camp! You will turn into a nocturnal animal as you do almost all your daytime activities at night. You’ll be watching the stars, hiking, cooking out, doing crafts, visiting the camp store and basically having a great time playing at night. Grades 6-9, July 17-22, $288. How do the nighttime animals do it? You’re about to find out! Find out how nocturnal animals’ eyes work and how they use the light from the stars and moon to navigate in the dark. Use telescopes to see the craters on the moon and check out the planets that are pretty close to earth…only 77 billion kilometers away! Grades 9-12, July 17-22, $288. Between hanging out with your friends and all your camp favorites you’ll be so involved in the fun and that one morning you’ll look up and realize…the sun is coming up! The next night you learn how to manipulate light and how you can make it move and bend. What amazing power! While you’re here, meet a few astronomers and how they are dedicated their careers to learning more about the last frontier; Science of Light, grades 1-3, July 25-27 and grades 2-3, July 27-29, $144. Are you ready for some fun? Camp is fun, cool, exciting, busy and electrifying! Come and try some new things like paddleboats, fun yaks, a cook out, science experiments and crafts. You’re going to have the time of your life! Grades 4-6, July 25-27 and July 27-29, $144. It’s three days of non-stop fun! Get a chance to try a little of everything like hiking, tie-dye, cooking out, swimming…you will want to come back and do it all over again. Remember this week’s theme is the Science of Light: plenty of experiments for you and your friends to try! Amaze your friends and family when you get back home; Intro to Sailing, grades 6-9, July 25-29, $240. Have you seen the sailboats at camp and wondering if it’s a much fun as it looks? Come and find out! Spend one day learning to rig the boats and how to read the wind and one day trying it out! Hard alee! While you’re here you’ll learn how humans have harnessed the wind to provide energy and try a few weather and light experiments. Note: it is recommended that participants be good swimmers; Intro to Windsurfing, grades 7-9, July 25-29, $240. Want a chance to jump up on a rigged windsurf board and see what it’s like? Spend a day learning the lingo and how to read the wind and one day trying out the board. Be prepared to spend time one-and in-the lake! While you’re here you’ll learn how humans have harnessed the wind to provide energy and try a few weather and light experiments. Note: it is recommended that participants be good swimmers and weigh at least 100 lbs to handle the boards and sails; Outdoor Science Week, grades 2-3, July 31-August 5, $288. Meet and hang out with lots of new friends, make friendship bracelets, go on hikes and explore the cool places at camp. Find out what kind of animals live at camp and how they live. Remember that we’ll get a chance to check out the stars at night before we snuggle into our sleeping bags at the end of the day. Grades 4-6, July 31-August 5, $288. Plants make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. You can make your own food at camp through a process called outdoor cooking! It’s exciting to live in the outdoors and do things the way our woodland friends do. Learn the names of a few of the plants and animals that live at camp while you’re learning the names of some of your new friends. Let nature inspire you as you make crafts, go swimming or explore camp while hiking the trails. Grades 7-10. July 31-August 5, $288. You know camp is a special place that you hope will be here forever. Come and revel in the magic of Camp Four Echoes. While you’re here find out what is being done locally to care for our natural places. What can you do to take action to protect what is important to you?; Geocaching Road Trip, grades 9-12, July 31-August 12, $624. The name says it all! Plan and carry out a road trip by mapping out the Geocaches that your group would like to find. The word “cache” means a hiding place; but these treasures won’t stay hidden for long when your group is on the trail. Spend time in camp learning how GPS works and how people all over the world use this satellite system. Sharpen your puzzle-solving skills by creating (and finding!) a few caches at camp and then hit the road for a few days of treasure-hunting. You will learn more about CITO (www.groundspeak.com) and Leave No Trace camping. Finish your session by planting and publishing the first official GSEWNI Geocache!; Science of Art Week, grades 2-3, August 7-12, $288. Scientists aren’t just a bunch of people in white coats sitting in a laboratory…it’s also a group of Girl Scouts who want to find out what kind of art they can make! Use your creative side to express yourself in arts and crafts while learning that there is a science to the beautiful things you create. Come with lots of energy because you will be still participating in other fun camp activities like swimming and hiking! Grades 4-6, August 7-12, $288. Famous artists and scientists, like Leonardo DaVinci, were all about bringing art and science together to create incredible works of art. This week you will get a chance to experiment with different kinds of art supplies and different ideas in science to create beautiful things. Change things around a bit and see what cool stuff you can make. Maybe you’ll try your creativity in other places in camp, like outdoor cooking or playing games. It will be exciting to see what you can do!; Adventures in Leadership, grades 7-9, August 7-12, $295. Learn more about working with younger kids and how to be a strong leader! Spend one day becoming a P.A. (Program Aide) and another day becoming a certified babysitter! You’ll be busy, because you’ll also spend time swimming, making crafts and cooking out! Note: must be at least 12 years old to become a P.A.; Water, Water Everywhere!, grades 2-3, August 15-17 and August 17-19, $144. Did you know that the water that we swim in at camp was around when dinosaurs were on the earth? Find out how the water cycle works while you come to camp and try out a little bit of everything camp has to offer. The time will fly by so get ready for some serious fun! Grades 4-6, August 15-17 and August 17-19, $144. People travel from all over the country to study the water is that right in camp’s front yard! Come and learn what makes our lake so exciting, including water cycle and weather experiments. Don’t forget that you will be making crafts and cooking out. What a great three days!; Beginning Sailing, grades 6-12, August 15-19, $240. Harness the delightful breezes of Windy Bay! For first time and beginning sailors. Learn knots, terminology and how tread the wind. Progress from the basics to taking the tiller of a Sunfish or Zuma. While you’re at it, find out how we are protecting Lake Coeur d’Alene and the animals that depend on it. Note: it is recommended that participants be good swimmers.; Beginning Windsurfing, grades 7-12, August 15-19, $240. Imagine yourself surfing and along with the wind! Learn how to balance on the boards, read wind, rig sails and handle equipment. The, jump on the board and start growing your skills! While you’re at it, find out how we are protecting Lake Coeur d’Alene and the animals that depend on it. Note: it is recommended that participants be good swimmers and weigh at least 100 lbs to handle the boards and sails…Leadership programs: Counselor-in-Training-A, grades 9-10, August 7-17, $462. In this first level of CIT, you will focus on leadership skills and outdoor skills needed to be a camp counselor. Discover and nurture your leadership qualities. Challenge yourself physically and mentally. You will have a few opportunities to lead activities with younger campers and shadow staff members; Counselor-in-Training –B, grades 10-11, July 10-22, $480. For the 2nd level of CIT, you will focus on skills needed to work with children at camp. Learn more about what to expect from campers, working as a team with staff, go visit another camp’s CIT program! Prerequisite: Successful completion of CIT-A and Program Aide Training or its equivalent; Counselor-in-Training –C, grades 11-12, July 25-August 12, $486. Go more deeply into leadership and creating a safe community. Spend time working side-by-side with camp staff. Take a fun out-of-camp trip! Participants going into the 12th grade who successfully complete this program may apply to be an Apprentice counselor for the last 11 days of the summer. Prerequisite: Successful completion of CIT-A & CIT-B or their equivalent; Counselor Intern, grade 12, for young women that have successfully completed the entire CIT program, but will not be 18 for summer 2011. These are paid positions. Please use the online staff application http://www.gsewni.org/campstaff.cfm and contact the Camp Director after submission…. Troop Camping, grades 1-12. Lots of opportunities to sample resident camp at C4E as a troop! Join in all the fun activities and be some of the first to use our new lodge! Each attendee will receive a 2011 Camp Four Echoes t-shirt. Troops provide adults to meet adult-girl ratios, including at least one adult with Stepping Out/Camping Out training. Troop leaders will supervise the girls in their troop. See pricing options below for included activities. Dates are as follows: July 5-8, 10-12, 13-15, 25-27, 27-29, July 31-Aug 2, 3-5, 7-9, 10-12, 15-17 and 17-19. Level 1 pricing includes site fees for two nights, t-shirt and program in the following areas: waterfront, arts/crafts, and nature/science. Troop provides own food and cooking equipment (some equipment available at camp), $45 per person. Level 2 pricing includes site fees for two nights, food (including one cookout), t-shirt and program in the following areas: waterfront, arts/crafts, and nature/science, $65 per person.

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Day camps/Child Care

West Central Summer Day Camp: Program runs 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 20-Aug. 26, West Central Community Center. Activities include games, field trips, and reading. Lunch and breakfast provided. Fees based on family income with scholarships available. (509) 323-7501

City of Spokane Youth Camp, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Corbin Park. Learn to make a difference in your community, including graffiti removal, mural painting, planting, distributing food and helping seniors. $79 and includes T-shirt and lunch. 509-625-6200 or spokaneparks.org

City of Spokane Summer Adventure Youth Camps. Weekly activities at Camp Sekani include kayaking, climbing, biking, hiking and more. Ages 7-12. Sessions include “Wild and Wacky Waters,” June 20-24 and July 25-29; Camp Survivor June 27-July 1 and Aug. 15-19; “Biking” July 5-8 and Aug. 8-12; “Hiking” July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5; “Climbing and Ropes Course” July 18-22 and Aug. 22-26. Weekly rate $169 or daily rate $69 (Ropes course $199/$89). Discounts available for multiple sessions. (509) 625-6200 or spokaneparks.org 

Spokane Public School’s Summer Express, offers licensed child care and activties for ages 5-12 from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Madison and Lincoln Heights elementary schools, plus care for ages 3 ½ to 5 at Madison. Sessions run June 20-24 with “Tip Off to Summer Fun,”; June 27-July 15 “Imagine, Invent and EXPRESS Yourself,” with a trip to the Da Vinci exhibit at the MAC; July 18-29 “Outdoor Adventures,” “Water Works and Wonder Time” Aug. 1-12 with nature walks and outdoor activities; and Aug. 15-26 “Moving and Grooving” with sports and games. $35/day, (509) 354-7312 or www.spokaneschools.org/express

City of Liberty Lake Summer Day Camp, for grades K-6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 20-Aug. 26. Includes field trips, arts, crafts, swimming, more. $850 all summer (before May 20), $100 weekly or $25 daily. (509) 755-6726 or mgriffin@libertylakewa.gov

Green Gable Explorers’ Camp, weekly sessions 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15-Sept. 2, Green Gables Children’s Learning Center. Students grades Pre-K through 6th can participate in various programs, activities and weekly themes. $158/week and includes lunch and snacks, (509) 455-6110 or www.greengablepreschool.com

Northeast Youth Center Camps: Camp Alottafun (ages 5-9) and Camp Adventure (ages10-12) June 20-September 2. Programmed Hours:  8:30 AM-5:30 PM. Extended Care: 6:30 AM-6 PM (additional $4/day or $15/wk) Cost: $119/week. To register or find out more information: (509) 482-0708. Specialty classes/camps that are available for an extra fee: Tiny Tot Tune Time ($60, ages 1-5, runs Fridays 5/13-6/10, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.), “Hoop it Up” for Hoopfest ($47, ages 8-12, runs Monday and Wednesdays 5/2-5/23, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.), Wild-n-Krazy Kids ($129, ages 5-9, runs Monday-Friday 6/27-7/1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Comstock Park, 601 W. 29th Ave.), Little Inventors Camp ($129, grades 1-3, runs Monday-Friday 7/11-7/15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Comstock Park, 601 W. 29th Ave.) Cheerleading and Dance Camp ($129, ages 7-12, runs Monday-Friday 7/25-7/29, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Comstock Park, 601 W. 29th Ave.) Camo Camp ($129, ages 5-12, runs Monday- Friday ages 5-8 on 8/1-8/5 and ages 9-12 on 8/8-8/12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Camp Sekani, 6707 E. Upriver Dr.), CSI Adventure ($37, ages 9-13, runs Wednesday 7/9, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Comstock Park, 601 W. 29th Ave.), Mario Party ($37, ages 5-10, runs Tuesday 8/2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), Princess Camp ($37, ages 5-10, runs Tuesday 8/9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy ($37, ages 5-10, runs Tuesday 8/16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) ***Note: all camps are located at the Northeast Youth Center unless another location is listed.

Spokane Parks and Recreation youth programs include Kayak Teen Frenzy 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 22, Nine Mile take-out at Little Spokane River, ages 12-17, Fun and adventure await you as you paddle your own stable sit-on-top kayak. These boats require no experience and are a great way to enjoy the surrounding pine covered hills of this natural and scenic waterway. Fee includes transportation, boats, and guides. Meeting locations include Yokes on Indian Trail or Safeway on NW Blvd. $29;

Sandpoint West Athletic Club continues to offers fun summer activities for kids age 10-12. Weeklong camps run June 27-Aug. 19 and have different themes. Registration begins the first week of June. Cost: $65 per week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and includes lunches. Contact: swac@sandpointwest.com.

St. George’s Summer Programs, whether its baseball or bouldering, robotics or reading, our summer program is aimed at giving kids a fun experience while adding a little extra preparation for the upcoming school year.  (K-5 Basketball, June 13–17, 9 a.m.-noon, $125), (Grades 3-5: Lower School Adventure Camp, June 13-17, 1-4 p.m., $150-Activities will include trail building, fort building, rock climbing and slack lining, hiking, and stream ecology), (Full Day Art and Music Camp, June 13–17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $300), (Girls grades 6-12: Softball, June 13–17, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $125), (Boys grades 6-12: Boys Basketball, June 13–17, 1-4:00 p.m., $125), (Girls grades 6-12: Girls Basketball, June 13–17, 4-7 p.m., $125), (Grades 5-8: Baseball, June 20–23, 11–2 p.m., $125), (Grades 6–12: Volleyball, May 31–June 3, 3:30–5:30 p.m., $100), (Grades 2–8: daVinci Day Camp, in cooperation with the MAC, This all day, hands-on camp is a must for any child interested in art, math, science, and engineering! All supplies included, June 20–24 and August 8–12, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., $300.), (Grades 4–8: Lego Robotics and Physics, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $300), (Grades 10-12: SAT Prep, July 25-August 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $450), (Appropriate for students entering grades 4-6: Algebra for Absolute Beginners, No prior experience with algebraic concepts required, All materials provided, July 18-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $150), (Grades 4-5: LS Study Skills, July 18-22, 1-4 p.m., $150), (Grades 7-12: Soccer, Camp dates and times TBD, $125), (Grades 6-8: MS Math Camp, August 15-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $150), (Grades 6-8: Middle School Adventure Camp, Activities will include fort building, rock climbing and repelling on real rocks, fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, trail building and navigation, August 15-19, 1-4 p.m., $150), (K-2 Program: Ready, Set, Go!, Designed to sharpen reading and writing skills of current students and to transition new students into Saint George’s, August 23-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $125), (Grades 9–12: US Study Skills, August 22-25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $150)

For more details, including online registration, please visit www.sgs.org/student-life/summer_programs.

Twin Lakes Friends Camp offers an affordable day camp program for children 1st through 3rd grades July 11-15.  Campers take a bus to and from camp each day from Hayden Lake Friends Church (located at U.S. 95 and Miles Ave. in Hayden) at 9 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $105/week  (208) 687.1026,  manager@twinlakesfriendscamp.org, or www.twinlakesfriendscamp.org.

Tincan Summer Camps 2011: Cinematography BootCamp ages middle school and high school, June 20-24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tincan Media Lab, $135 (Partial and full scholarships available). Tincan Basic Film Training & Certification workshops teach valuable training from professional filmmakers about making movies and become certified in all the different parts of the filmmaking process. Complete the Tincan Basic Film Training and become eligible for more advanced training and internships with local film company partners. If you’ve always wanted to make films but didn’t know how to start, this is where you want to be! Serious Gaming 101 Video Game Bootcamp ages middle school and high school, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tincan Media Lab, $135 (Partial and full scholarships available). Are you serious about video games? Design and build a game that uses animated characters, sound, and action using a non-programming game engine. Create a story, levels, goals and characters to make your game come alive! No game development experience needed. Find out what it takes to have a career in the game development and design industry. Do you have what it takes? After Effects 101 aged high school only,  July 11-22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tincan Media Lab, $135 (Partial and full scholarships available). After Effects is an advanced compositing program that can produce various special effects. In the two week After Effects class, students will learn the basics of this very impressive software. They will learn the beginning of layering and compositing over video to create different special effects. Along with special effects, students will learn the basics of working in 3D space, green screening, working with text layers, and motion tracking. Science Reporters Camp ages middle school and high school who are past participants in Tincan’s Science Reporters Programs, July 25-August 5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tincan Media Lab, $135 (Partial and full scholarships available). Calling all former Science Reporters! Investigate a new science news story, do more in-depth hands-on science, and create videos using more advanced technology—all while meeting Science Reporters from other schools. Find out what it takes to have a career in science, technology, engineering, and math as you interview professionals and create another career video, go on a field trip and more! Space is limited, so sign up soon! For more information or to register for any of these camps visit www.tincan.org or call 744-0972.

Camp Fire USA’s Camp Sweyolakan offers “Outbackers,” day camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene for boys and girls grades 1-6. Weekly sessions run July 4-Aug. 19. $250/session. (509) 747-6191 ext. 10 or 800-386-2324x10.  www.campfireinc.org 

Camp Fire USA Camp Dart-Lo, on Little Spokane River, offers programs for boys and girls ages 3-18, June 20-Aug. 26, $220-$390 depending on age/session. (509) 747-6191 ext. 10 or 800-386-2324x10.  www.campfireinc.org 

MaxCamp is a Fun Challenging way to spend the summer. Its focus is to maximize each individuals potential, so at the end of each session every attendee has greater skills and stronger character. Every week has a different martial arts theme. You can go for a one week session or all the sessions. Prices vary depending on attendance, Scholarship subsidies are available. Themes and dates for MAX Camp are Fire it UP!, June 20–24; The Farmer–Tonfa, June 27–July 1; The Actor–Drama, July 4–8; TMNT–“Donatello”-Staff, July 11–15; The Showman–Kicknastics, July 18–22, The Percussionist-Escima/Kali/Arnis, July 25 – 29, The Wrestler-Aikido/Judo/Sumo, August 1–5; TMNT–“Leonardo”–Sword, August 8–5; The Artist – Art, August 15–19; TMNT–“Raphael”-The Sai, August 22–26; TMNT –“Michelangelo”–Nunchaku, August 29–September 2; Preparing to go out on your own!, September 2-6. Registration is $250/week, $920/any four weeks or $2625/all 12 weeks. Pre-registration discount available if you register by May 15. Space is limited. Some restrictions apply. Price is half for additional family members. For more information call (509) 228-0606 or visit www.kicknfun.com.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County’s Ultimate Summer Expedition-Get ready for the ultimate in Spokane fun at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County’s Ultimate Summer Expedition! This interactive and inexpensive nine week summer program is perfect for kids between 6-18 years old and includes a healthy lunch and snack every day, a free camp T-shirt, music lessons, “Water Wednesday” activities, field trips and so much more. Our members also enjoy access to other Club areas including a games room, tech lab, Discovery Center and basketball court. Busy parents should definitely check out our Early Bird program which opens at 7:00am. Sign up today as space is limited! Two Club Locations: Northtown Branch, 544 E. Providence Ave., Spokane, & Lisa Stiles Gyllenhammer Club, 12509 N. Market, Mead. Summer Program Dates: June 20 – August 19, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. for the Early Bird Program & 9 a.m.–6 p.m. for the Summer Camp Program, ages 6-18. Cost: Early Bird Program - $15 per week plus $20 (one time) membership/reservation fee, Summer Camp Program - $20 (one time) membership/reservation fee. Current Member Cost: Early Bird Members - $15 per week plus $10 (one time) membership/reservation fee, Summer Camp Program - $10 (one time) membership/reservation fee. Optional paid field trips are available throughout the summer for interested Club members. For more information or to register contact:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County at (509) 489-0741 or visit www.bgcspokanecounty.org.

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Academic/Skills Camps

Cougar Quest, weeklong camp at Washington State University, runs July 17-22 (grades 7-9) and July 24-29 (grades 9-12). Students attend workshops and take part in activities taught by WSU instructors, including science, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, interior design and more. $605. (509) 335-1235 or email cougarquest@wsu.edu or www.cougarquest.wsu.edu.

Discover Technology four summer robotics camps for grades 1-12 where students learn to build and program robots to compete in challenges at Prairie View Elementary in Post Falls. Sessions include Team Robot Challenge June 27-July 1, grades 3-5; Attack of the Robo Pirates July 6-8, grades 1-3; Deep Space Terraformers July 11-15, grades 5-8; and Mega Robotics July 18-22, grades 8-12. Camps $175, except Attack of the Robo Pirates which is $60 for half-day camp with morning and afternoon sessions available. (855) 445-3942 or www.discovertechnology.org.

Science Safari, which offers hands-on thematic science programs, presents “Tiger Territory: The Animals and Geology of India,” one-week half-day sessions for grades 2-9 June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, Gonzaga Prep. $95 includes materials and T-shirt. Email tomdzwinel@comcast.net.

The 28th annual Satori Summer Camp, which inspires a love of learning for intellectually and academically talented students age 12-18, July 24-30 at Eastern Washington University. The program allows students to try three mini-courses. Resident program $650, commuter $550, www.satori.org.

“A Medical Mystery,” 2011 Young Women’s Summer Science Camp, WSU Spokane CityLab, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20-24. Middle school-age girls can explore biomedical and environmental science careers and use their knowledge and lab skills to solve an environmental medical mystery in a hands-on, interactive summer camp. Girls will learn how to determine the health impacts of our environment through biomedical lab experiences.  Each participant will then become a member of an investigation team whose job it will be to solve an environmental medical mystery. Girls will:

Learn how light energy is converted to heat using environmental chambers.

Learn how the sun’s energy can be used by making solar heat pumps.

Learn how to measure the health of our homes (efficient energy use, ecologically sound).

Learn how to measure our own health (heart rate, blood pressure, lung capacity).

Learn forensics lab techniques to help solve the medical mystery (DNA analysis, fingerprinting, microscopy, chemical analyses).

The week will also include a field trip to The Green Zone at the WSU Country Extension facilities where campers will learn about positive environmental choices for our homes and communities (http://www.thegreenzone.org/visit/).

On the last day of camp, teams will present their findings of the environmental medical mystery during a pizza lunch!  Each participant will receive a t-shirt, daily afternoon snacks, and an afternoon spent at Wild Walls.

WSU Spokane CityLab is pleased to partner this year with Spokane SNAP’s Living Green Program http://www.snapwa.org/services/housing-improvements/conservation/livinggreen.  Dr. Rodger Hauge, EWU Education Department, will provide the environmental chambers and related educational materials.   Tuition is $150 and scholarships are available. Visit spokane.wsu.edu/researchoutreach/CityLab/camps.html, email olivers@wsu.edu or (509) 358-7635.  

Writers@Harriman, residential camp writing workshop for high school students, July 31-Aug. 6, Harriman State Park (near Boise, Idaho.) Instructors Meghan Kenny, Catherine Jones, Chris Dempsey and Nicole LeFavour will teach the program which includes one-on-one and group works. Applications due June 10, scholarships available. (208) 426-8996 or email writersatharriman@yahoo.com.  

Discovery School Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 20-Aug. 12 offer a variety of classes for preschool-6th grade, including Lego Engineers, science, games, photography, cooking and more. $115 a week plus fees, $25 early registration fee or $35 late registration fee. Before/after care available for extra free. nicoles@discovery-school.org or www.discovery-school.org or (509) 838-0606. 

Sylvan Learning Center Summer Camps offer extra assistance in academic subjects at the various Spokane Sylvan locations. Camps include “Solve This: Problem Solving” noon-2 p.m. June 22-23 and 27-29 (grades 4-5) and July 20-21 and 25-27; “Divide and Conquer! Multiplication and Division” for grades 3-5, 9-11 a.m. July 19-21 and 25-26, noon-2 p.m. Aug. 2-4 and 9-10 and noon-2 p.m. Aug. 16-18 and 22-23; “Parts to Whole: Fractions” grades 6-7, noon-2 p.m. July 12-14 and 18-19 (grades 6-12), 9-11 a.m. Aug. 2-4 and 8-9, noon-2 p.m. Aug. 16-18 and 23-24; “Setting Yourself Up for Success” grades 6-12, noon-2 p.m. Aug. 3-4, and 8-10, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 15-17 and 22-23. $199 for 10 hours, max eight students, minimum 3 students. (509) 232-2520 

North Wall Schools Summer Enrichment Program, June 20-Aug. 26, 9408 North Wall, Grades K-4. Weekly programs includes literacy, math, science, art, social studies, and PE, and teach values such as community service, personal development, spiritual growth, service to school and helping at home. Themes include Explorers, Summer Olympics, Community Service, Medieval Times, The Great Outdoors, Island Aloha, Survival, Western Days, Ethnic Food Fair and more. Scheduled field trips include Centennial Trail, Jousting Park, Fossil Dig, Food Bank, Fairchild, Riding Stables and more.  Bi-weekly story hour available every other week. $735 per month for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. schedule, or $860 per month for 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. schedule. Optional activities include swim lessons Monday and Thursdays, 3-3:30 p.m. ($70 extra per month); Soccer Tots, 8-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays ($80 extra per month), and Ballet 3:30-4:15 p.m. Fridays ($80 extra per month.) (509) 466-2695, email office@northwallschools.com or www.northwallschools.com

Gonzaga University offers a five-week intensive Chinese course June 27-July 29.  Eligible students earn four college credits. In addition to language, students learn about and participate in calligraphy, tai chi, dance and watercolor. $215, which includes books and lunches. (509) 313-6721, email semple@calvin.gonzaga.edu or www.gonzaga.edu/startalk.

Sylvan Learning Academy in Post Falls offers a variety of programs for students to make up missed or failed credits, including reading, writing, math, study skills, and kindergarten readiness.  Students can take part in fun and interactive camps and seminars with certified teachers. (208) 457-9599 or www.sylvanlearning.com.

NIC to host robotics camp for kids ages 9 to 14. You are welcome to register for a robotics camp offered through the Math, Computer Science and Engineering Division at North Idaho College The dates are June 27-30 in NIC’s Seiter Hall Room 211 on the NIC main Coeur d’Alene campus. Cost is $99 and enrollment is limited. To sign up, call (208) 665-4521 or download a registration form by clicking on the “NXT Robotics Camp” link on the NIC homepage at www.nic.edu. Campers will build and program a robot using a Lego Mindstorm NXT robotics kit. The camp, which will be led by NIC Computer Science Instructor Nancy Ripplinger and is offered from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.

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YMCA Camp Reed Family Camp, Aug. 25-28, Fan Lake, north of Spokane. Each family receives their own cabin, and can partake of many activities. $150 per person with discounts for families with more than two children, free 3 and under. (509) 720-5630 or www.campreed.org

“You & Me Kid! Family Weekend” at Camp Fire USA Camp Sweyolakan invites adults to invite a favorite kid and enjoy camp as a family. Sessions July 8-10, 22-24 and Aug. 5-7. $70 for adults, $40 youth over 4, and free under 4. (509) 747-6191 ext. 10 or 800-386-2324x10.  www.campfireinc.org 

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Arts/hobby camps

Corbin Kids Fine Arts and Crafts Summer Camp, series of 11 weekly camps and workshops for ages 3-11. Begins June 6. Pre-registration required. Choices include pre-school (ages 3-5), and youth (6-11), and includes one hour, half-day and all-day options, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., which includes supervised lunch, which isn’t provided. Fees $25-$110. (509) 625-6677. www.spokaneparks.org.

Spokane Youth Symphony offers two camps: Junior Symphonic Orchestra and Spokane Youth Orchestra, Aug. 22-25, Eastern Washington University. $50 before June 1 and $70 after June 1. Or Intermediate String Orchestra and Junior Orchestra Day Camp, Aug. 26 at Holy Names Music Center, $20 before June 1, $25 after. To register for either, visit www.SpokaneYouthSymphony.org

Rock Hound Boot Camp, Livingstone Rock Ranch invites kids and families to learn how to dig up rocks. Ages 5 and over. One-day workshops are April 30, May 1, June 25 and 26, July 30 and 31, Aug. 27 and 28. $17 individual, $49 family of four, $10 each additional person. 509-625-6200 or spokaneparks.org

Summer Arts for Youth, fun arts classes for ages 3-15, organized by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission. Three-day classes run June 21-23 and 28-30 and July 5-7 and 12-14 at Harding Family Center. Includes Craft and Play/Literature-Based Art, ages 3-5, $20, Kidz-Art and Music, ages 5-7, $30, and a variety of other art, music and drama classes for ages 7-15, $30 apiece. (208) 676-9132 or email yrbenz@frontier.com or www.cdaid.org

Drama Summer Camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-24, Coeur d’Alene High School. Drama departments from Coeur d’Alene High School and Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy invite ages 6-18 to learn acting and how to put a play together, plus possible internship opportunities with North Idaho Theatre. $140, scholarships available.  www.northidahotheatre.org

Summer Drama Camps at The Lion’s Share, include “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” June 27-July 1, ages 8-12, $100; or “The World of Harry Potter” July 11-15. $100 apiece. (509) 327-1113

The Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be the theme of a Summer drama camp sponsored by The Lion’s Share. For children ages 8 to 12, the camp will

explore the world of Narnia through drama games, the creation of theatre props and a concluding performance for family and friends. The camp runs June 27 to July 1 from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Cost of the week is $100 which includes snacks and art supplies.  The Lion’s Share is located at 1627 N. Atlantic. For more information visist our website at www.lionaround.org.  For registration call (509) 327-1113 

 

“The World of Harry Potter” drama camp sponsored by The Lion’s Share, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 11-15.  Participants will be able to enjoy drama games, creating props from the Wizarding World and participating in a scenes from “The Sorcerers Stone.” $100 which includes snacks and art supplies.  www.lionaround.org. or (509) 327-1113. 

Midsummer Musical Retreat, for adult amateur instrumentalists and singers, Aug. 1-7, Whitman College, Walla Walla, $850 for program + room/board, 800-471-2419 or www.musicalretreat.org.

Cheney High School’s Drama Camps include Beginning Drama July 25-29, grades 6-8, 10 a.m.-12: p.m., Fisher Building Auditorium, $50; Advanced Drama, grades 9-12, 1-3 p.m., Fisher Building Auditorium, $50. (509) 998-7237,

Christian Youth Theater Spokane’s Summer Camps include Teen Camp, for ages 12-18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. “Hairspray” July 25-29, and “The Lion King” Aug. 12. $195; Junior Camp, ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., includes “Peter Pan” June 20-24, June 27-July 1, and Aug. 1-5, “Mary Poppins July 18-22; and “Tarzan” Aug. 15-19, $185;  Munchkin Camp, ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, will present “Hats Off For Dr. Seuss” June 27-July 1, and “Little Mermaid” July 11-15, $90. (509) 487-6540 or www.cytspokane.com.        

Christian Youth Theater- North Idaho’s weeklong summer camps include learning and performing “The Lion King” the weeks of June 20 or June 27, “Newsies” June 18 and Aug. 2, and “The World of A.L. Webber” July 25-29. Free performances each Friday for family and friends. $160 for junior campers (ages 7-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.), $95 bitty campers (ages 5-6, 9 a.m.-noon), $175 teens (ages 14-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Bitty and Junior camps at Lake City Community Church in Coeur d’Alene, and Teen camps at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. Discounts available for early registration or siblings. www.cytnorthidaho.com or (208) 765-8600.

 “Sleeping Beauty” summer dance camp at Inland Northwest Ballet in Mead takes place in July, ages 3-9. Activities include story time, exercises, crafts, dance and more. Registration takes place in May and June. (509) 467-0765 

Cougar String Camp, program for intermediate or advanced string players grades 7-12 (violin, viola, cello, bass) who have played at least three years and are interested in chamber music, orchestra, fiddling, jazz improve, technique, music theory and composition, June 26-July 1, Washington State University, Pullman. $425 residential campers ($415 if registered by May 16, $300 day campers ($290 by May 16), scholarships available, including one for a pre-formed quartet.  (509) 335-3961 or marksey@wsu.edu or http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/camp/csc/

Pend Oreille Players Summer Music Theater Camps and Workshops at Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theater, Newport, include grades K-3 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 1-4, $25; grades 4-6 (intermediate) 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12, $35; grades 7-12 (senior), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15-26, $75. (509) 671-3389 or (509) 447-2750 or pend.oreille.players.association@gmail.com or www.pendoreilleplayers.org.

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy Summer Camp includes programs for Early Elementary (entering K-2), 4-4:45 p.m. June 20-24 or 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aug. 8-12, $80/session; Elementary (grades 3-6),  camps cover elementary set making, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $65/session; Play In A Week 9-11 a.m. mornings and 1-3 p.m. afternoon., $115/session. Scheduled shows include “Treasure Island” June 20-24, “Harry Potter and the Secret Rehearsal” June 27-July 1; “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” July 11-15; “Narnia: Prince Caspian” July 18-22, “Harry Potter: On the Hogwarts Express” July 25-29, and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” Aug. 1-5.

Teen camps for grades 7-12 include Musical Theater Camp June 20-July 1, grades 7-12, no audition, $195;  Drama Camp July 11-22, no audition, $195; Main Stage Performance of “Footloose,” audition only, ages 13-18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25-Aug. 12, performances Aug. 12-14 and 17-19. $395. Auditions April 30 and call-backs May 1. (509) 325-2507 ext. 406.  

Music and Movement Summer Camps by Miss Nancy’s School of Music, 1-4 p.m. Monday –Thursday in July and August. Day camp teaches musical skills through percussion instruments, marching, clapping and other games. Children can also write poems and set them to music on a keyboard. Private piano lessons available. Located in the Mead School District. $60/week. (509) 723-6698 or (509) 467-2918.  

Academy of Dance Summer Intensives: Beginner Intensive for ages 7-11, $265, July 5-14 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate Intensive for ages 9 and up, minimum 2 years of ballet training required, $299, July 11-21 from 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. High Intermediate/Advanced Intensive for ages 12 and up, minimum 4 years of ballet training required, $299, July 18-28 from 10:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Call 922-3023 for more information or to enroll. Faculty includes Director Kristen Potts, Director, Peggy Goodner-Tan and Phaedra Jarrett. Classes in Classical Ballet Technique, Pilates-based Conditioning, Pointe, Character Dance, Modern Improvisation, daily lecture on dance related topics and rehearsal for performance at end of the workshop. All classes are held at the Academy of Dance, 14216 E. Sprague at Evergreen. More info is available at spokaneacademyofdance.com. A deposit is required to hold the dancer’s place in a workshop which is due by May 31. This deposit is not refundable. Balance must be paid by June 24.

Ballet Arts Academy: Children’s Summer Workshop for Dancers age 6-14 (pre-pointe dancers). Workshop will be held June 20-July 1 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dancers will hone their ballet technique, learn modern dance, learn about the ballet Coppelia and create a Coppelia doll with Renee Rahn or learn how to knit their very own leg warmers and other ballet crafts. The cost for this two week workshop is $275 and includes any materials that might be used. Daily and weekly rates are also available. For the more experienced dancer: Intermediate/Advanced summer intensive that runs the month of July. Dancers will take a daily ballet class with pointe, pilates, modern with a guest teacher, opportunities to perform and study dance history. The cost for the four week intensive that runs Monday through Saturday is $650. Daily and weekly rates are also available. Summer study continues through the month of August with daily technique and pointe classes for both intermediate and advanced dancers. For more information, please contact Ballet Arts Academy at (509) 838-5705 or check out the website at www.balletartsacademy.com. Ballet Arts is located at 109 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane.

The Dance Center of Spokane-This year the Dance Center of Spokane is offering an exciting assortment of themed classes for ages 3-12. Dance Camp is Monday-Thursday and features two different styles of dance each week. There are evening and daytime classes. The cost for all is $85.00 a session. Come join us for daytime classes: Under the Sea-Ballet /Tap, June 20-23 or August 1-4; Dazzling Disney-Ballet/Jazz, August 15-18 & Nighttime classes: Be a Belieber-Jazz/Hiphop, July 18-21; Shake it Like a Pom Pom-Hiphop/Cheer, July 25-28. For teens 12 & up we are offering special interest weeks. The cost for all is $85.00 a session: Glee Week-Tap/Jazz, a week of musical theater training July 18-21st; Stomp it Up-Step/Hiphop, featuring new teacher Raleigh Brown, June 27-30 & July 25-28; Simply Ballet-Ballet/Pointe, for teens with ballet experience, June 20-23. In August we are offering two Advanced Dance Intensives with classes in Classical Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Stretch & Tone and Lyrical. The sessions are August 1-4 & August 15-18, $150/ week. We are once again bringing in two outstanding teachers, Dave Massey from LA and Ciara Murano-Steele from Utah. Together they will be teaching: Jazz Intensive, featuring classes in Jazz, Lyrical, and Musical Theater, ages 6-18, August 8-11, ages 6-9 is $85- ages 9-18 is $250. This is open to students from all dance schools and is a valuable experience. The Dance Center of Spokane is located at 1407 E. 57th in Spokane. For more information or to register call (509) 448-2464 or visit www.dancecenterofspokane.com.

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho’s week-long summer camps and fill your day with theater training and fun featuring 2 of Disney’s popular musicals. Junior and Bitty campers ages 5-13 are invited to learn songs from Broadway’s The Lion King or the Newsies Musical. Campers rotate through workshops including voice, dance and drama. Other activities include team competitions, high energy games, water balloons, dress up days, specialty workshops, and rehearsals for the Friday Showcase free for family and friends.  All campers will be cast in the Showcase. Campers will enjoy making new friends as they build performance skills and learn self-confidence, teamwork and theater abilities.  Camps will be held at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Rd., Coeur d’Alene.  Costs are $140 for junior campers ages 7-13 and $85 for Bitty campers, ages 5&6.  For those not registered by May 31 for June camps and June 30 for July and August camps, costs will increase to $160 and $95 respectively. CYT-North Idaho has limited scholarships available and offers a sibling discount and a multiple camp discount.  Camp fees include free T-Shirt and pizza on Friday.  Please visit the CYT-North Idaho website to register or for more details at www.cytnorthidaho.com or to speak to someone on staff, (208) 765-8600.

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho will host a week-long theater arts camp for teens July 25-29. This year’s theme is “WOW! (World Of A.L. Webber) where campers will learn, rehearse, and perform highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.  There is no better place for teens to learn about theater and have fun than in CYT’s theater arts camps!  In addition to rehearsal, campers will attend workshops by local theater artists, compete in high energy theater and outdoor games, and work together on all aspects of the show including set painting and costuming.  All campers will be cast in the end of the week Showcase performed free for family and friends. The cost of camp is $150 if registered by June 30 and $175 after June 30. Camp fees include free T-Shirt and pizza on Friday. CYT-North Idaho has limited scholarships available and offers a sibling discount. Please visit the CYT-North Idaho website to register or for more details at cytnorthidaho.com or phone the CYT-NI office at (208) 765-8600. Camp location TBA.

Sew - Sew – Summer at Boyd-Walker Sewing Machine Co., ages 8-18, Session 1 - June 20-24, Session 2 - July 11-15, Session 3 - August 1-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $329 plus tax: includes sewing machine, basic tools and instruction. Create - Embellish - Enjoy - Learn to use your own sewing machine to create your own styles. Experienced instructors will help you make quilts, clothing, pillows or a project of your choice. Materials for the first three basic projects will be provided. After camp you can come back for individual instruction for one year. For more information or to register call (509) 467-2270 or  www.BoydWalker.com. 9439 N. Newport Hwy, Spokane.

Inland Northwest Drawing School Summer Art Camps and Classes features weekly-themed art camps in July and August at Spokane Art Supply. Drawing and painting for ages 7-12 is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $110 per camp, which includes all materials. Themes are “Lions, Tigers & Bears,” “Ancient Egypt,” “Under the Sea,” “Faces & Figures,” “Cats & Dogs and “Teen Journaling” (13 and up). Ongoing art classes are held weekly in July and August for ages 7-12, from 3:30-5 p.m., $70/month, or adults and teens, 6-8 p.m. Mondays, $80 per month. (509) 230-1880 or www.indrawschool.com

Kindermusik with Munchkins to Mozart Summer Adventure Camps offers weekly programs from birth to age 7 or as families. Includes “Peek-a-Boo I Love You” ages birth-18 months, 1-1:45 p.m. June 14, 21, 28 and July 12-19 or 12:30-1:15 p.m. June 16, 23, 30, and July 14-21; “Busy Days” birth-18 months, 9:15-10 a.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; “Zoo Train” ages 18 months-3 years 9-10 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 4-5 p.m. June 14, 21, 28 and July 12 and 19 or 9-10 a.m. June 16, 23 30 and July 14 and 21; “Carnival of Music” ages 18-months-4 years 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 or 10:45-11:45 a.m. Aug. 2-5; “Zoo Train Family Time” for infants and up with caregivers, 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 14-21, 28, July 12, 19 or 9-10 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 15, 22, 29 and July 13 and 20; “Confetti Days” ages 3-5 10:30-noon June 16, 23, 30, July 14 and 21; “On the Road” ages 3-5, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 9-13; “Around the World” ages 4-7, 1-3 p.m. June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20; “Tell Me a Tale” ages 4-7, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 2-6 and 9-13. Cost vary from $70-$140. (509) 456-3559 or www.kindermusikfun.net.

   

ArtShop 2011, weeklong performing and visual art programs for kids who have completed 2nd grade through 8th grade, Aug. 1-5, Hayden Meadows Elementary School, Hayden, Idaho. Sponsored by Citizens’ Council for the Arts and CDA School District 271. Final performance noon-3 p.m. at Art on the Green. $75.   Registration available May 15  at www.artonthegreen.org, email artshop@artonthegreen.org or 208-762-4217

Holy Names Music Center-Spokane’s Community Music School. Music for youth and adults available. Piano Camp, 6/20/11–6/24/11, $200: The program is open to individuals entering grades 3 through 12 who have completed at least one year of piano instruction.  Class placement is determined by ability and age. Outstanding faculty from area Universities; Chamber Music Week (teens), 6/27/11–7/1/11, $200: This weeklong program explores chamber music and includes score reading for strings, winds and piano; World Drumming Camp, 7/5/11–7/8/11, $200: No prior musical training necessary!; Adult Chamber Music, 7/8/11–7/10/11, $120: A wonderful opportunity to play with other musicians, coaching in repertoire, technique, performance practices and styles and listening and watching great performances, score reading, and informal discussion; Singer’s Performance Week, 7/11/11–7/15/11, $215: Take your singing performance to the next level and work with area professionals; Strings Camp, 7/18/11–7/22/11, $200: A wonderful opportunity to play with peers and be coached by HNMC String Faculty. Daily directed practice, small and large ensembles, coaching in repertoire, technique, performance practices and styles. Music history and theory. Listening and watching great performances, score reading, and informal discussion; Alexander Technique, 7/28/11-7/31/11 (residential camp $530): Come learn about your body and how it affects the way you play your instrument (or sing). Learn how to play or sing better with a new understanding of how your body works. For more information, contact (509) 326-9516 or go to the website at www.hnmc.org.

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Camps for ages 8-16. Sleeping Princess, June 25-July 2;

Pied Piper, August 6-13. Camps cost: $175 per person and $195 per person after April 15. These camps are musical theatre camps and are original pieces written by Christopher Moll. The first Saturday will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The kids will learn how to audition, and they will be given audition material. They do not need to prepare anything in advance. There is no camp on Sunday. Camp hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cancellation policy: $20 cancel fee up until one week prior to camp date. No refunds one week prior to camp start date. No Sibling Discount. The kids will break into small groups during the day. Additional professional actors from the 2011 season will come in to help with improvisation games and dance lessons. Each child registered will receive two tickets to the show (with a short intermission). Additional tickets are $5 each. Show Stoppers Teen Camp- July 18-23, ages 13-19, $175 per person and $195 per person after April 15. This is a musical theatre revue camp with emphasis on singing, dancing, a capella audition technique. Monday will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The teens need to bring two audition songs that they will work on during the week. Camp hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cancellation policy: $20 cancel fee up until one week prior to camp date. No refunds one week prior to camp start date. No Sibling Discount. The teens will work on songs from Les Miserables, Kiss Me Kate, Chicago, Into the Woods, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line and many more.

Each teen registered will receive two tickets free to the show (with a short intermission).

Additional tickets are $5 each. Kids are to bring sack lunches and water bottles each day to camp. Limited full and partial scholarships are available. Information on how to apply for those will be on website. Register online or call (208) 769-7780. For more information, visit www.cdasummertheatre.com/kidscamp.html.

Show synopses: The Sleeping Princess is a musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.  In a magical Far East land, the kingdom is rejoicing in the birth of a Princess.  All are invited to a celebration that is cut short by the appearance of Ambien, an evil fairy.  Placing the curse of death, Ambien disappears, leaving the Emperor and his wife no choice but to put their daughter in hiding to protect her.  As the Princess grows, she is lonely, her only friends being the magical creatures in the forest.  She longs for more and wonders where she belongs.  On her sixteenth birthday, she returns to the palace to take her place as princess.  But no one can protect her from the curse that was placed on her so many years ago.  She falls into a deep sleep only to be awakened by true love’s kiss. Will the prince be able to find the princess?  Will the kingdom sleep for all eternity?  Will Ambien and her minions take control of the entire Kingdom? With original songs including “We’re Invited”, “What Gifts Do I Bring”, “Where do I Belong” and “Search High and Low”, this magical journey will touch your heart and have you tapping your toes.

The Pied Piper. Based on the classic tale The Pied Piper of Hamelin this musical tells the story of a small town with a big problem.  They’ve got rats…lots of them.  When a mysterious man arrives and promises to rid the town of the varmints, the town is divided as to whether or not to trust him.  When the deed is done, the town has a hard time paying the large sum the man requests as payment and he seeks revenge by ridding the town of the children. With original songs including “Rats”, “I Don’t Trust Him” and “The Piper’s Lament”, this story of suspense, mystery and a little bit of romance will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

Lake City Playhouse Summer Program- #11-09 Fractured Fairy Tales runs July 11-15 from 9-3 p.m. (skills camp) and costs $120. Ages 7-15. Haven’t you always wanted to re-write the endings to your favorite fairytales? We will build the props and costumes necessary to cast princesses, kings, queens, knights and terrible fire-breathing dragons each day so that we can tell the stories in our own words. This camp is a great introduction to all aspects of the theatre. #11-10 Pinocchio runs July 25-Aug 5 from 9-3 p.m. (2-week production camp) and costs $250. Performances will be held Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This specific camp is for ages 7-15. The little puppet with the long wooden nose is getting into mischief again! Join Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket, the Blue Fairy and all the other classic characters in this timeless tale to help Pinocchio earn the right to be real. #11-11 Murder Mystery Workshop runs Aug. 15 -19 from 9-3 p.m. (skills camp) and costs $120. Ages 7-15. We will stage a fantastically outrageous murder mystery in one week. Learn the basics of character development, physical comedy, improvisation, audience interaction and other techniques used in this popular style of entertainment. The final presentation will leave your audience asking “who dunnit?” For more information and to register, visit www.lakecityplayhouse.org/Playhouse-Prep-Theatre-Classes.php where you can find and download registration forms or you can call (208) 667-1323.

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Church/Religious-affiliated Camps

“Mission 18:3,” Real Life Ministries’ Kid’s Camp:  Aug. 22-26, Silver Lake Camp, Medical Lake. Spy-themed camp focuses on Matthew 18:3, plus other activities. Open to students entering grades 3-6. $179 early registration, $200 after July 1. (208) 777-7325 ext. 153 or  jdouglas@reallifeministries.com or www.reallifeministries.com/kidscamp  

“PandaMania” Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24, Trinity Lutheran Church, Spokane Valley. Ages preschool-5th grade. $15 first child, $10 addition children. (509) 926-7966

Trinity Catholic School Educare Center, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., June 16-Aug. 29 at 1306 W. Montgomery, offering field trips, activities and more for ages 2-12. Full-day program includes two snacks and lunch. Cost varies by age and amount of days required. (509) 327-9159.

Quest Summer Day Camp, organized by Coeur d’Alene Church of the Nazarene for the past 16 years, offers programs for kids June 13-Aug. 19. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with optional care for 8-12 year-olds from 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Includes weekly activities with themes. $75/week or $18/day, $2 per hour per child for extended care, some food costs. (208) 667-3543 or cdanaz.org/quest.

Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center on Lower Twin Lake near Rathdrum, Idaho, offers summer camp programs for grades kindergarten through high school. Programs range from day camp starting at $150 to week-long watersports camps for around $390. Camp is owned by United Methodist Church and open to all groups and peoples. It is also seeking partnering organizations that want to offer summer camps to their constituents. (208) 687-1146, email office@twinlowcamp.org or www.twinlowcamp.org

Zephyr Lodge in Liberty Lake- Chi Rho/CYF July 25-July 30  (Grades are Chi Rho 7-8/CYF 9-12)  Cost $275, Kids Camp August 1- 4 (Grades 2-3) Cost $200, Jr. Camp August 1-6 (grades 4-6) Cost $275. Scholarships are available at the regional website www.disciplesnw.org. The camp is Christian based but all are welcome to attend. To register or for more information: (509) 255-6122. Visit the lodge’s website at www.zephyrlodge.org.

“Adventures in Peacemaking,” summer day camp for ages 4-12, sponsored by Unity Church and One Peace Many Paths,, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25-28, Unity Center of North Spokane. Includes crafts, music, skill building, exercises in peaceful conflict resolution, skills for cultivating inner peace, and learning the principles of peace heroes. Free but donations accepted for materials. (509) 590-8624 or masonerikson.susan@gmail.com, or (509) 465-0369 or cjann13@msn.com 

Camp Cross, owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, offers activities and spiritual programs on Lake Coeur d’Alene for youth, families and adults. (Groups of up to 80). Grades 2-3 (3 days), 5-6 (5 days), 7-8 (5 days), 9-10 (6 days), 11-12 (6 days), young adults/families (weekends.) Cost $120-$270. (509) 624-3191 or www.campcross.org or campcross@spokanediocese.org

Camp Spalding: (Resident Camp Programs for kids grade 2-4,1/2 week; one week programs: grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12), (Family Camp, August 17-21), (Mom/Dad & Me Overnight, entering K-2 + parent, June 17-18) $125-$395. Activities include: horses, swimming, boating; mountain boards; giant water trampoline; “The Blob”, 900’ zip line into the water; ropes course, crafts, team sports and more.The site is 500 wooded acres on 4,000’ + of private waterfront on Davis Lake; 45 minutes north of Spokane.

Clearwater Arts Camp (at Camp Spalding): July 17-23, $430. Free time activities: swimming, boating, giant water trampoline; “The Blob”, 900’ zip line into the water and more. About the program:  Now celebrating its 28th summer, the Clearwater Arts Camp has the most experienced staff of any arts camp in the region. Areas of study include:  Music – vocal and instrumental (band, orchestra and choir); music composition and theory; Visual Arts (drawing, sculpting, painting); Drama (improv, musical theatre, scene study); and Dance (ballet, jazz, lyrical).

For more information on the camp and camp dates, please visit www.campspalding.org or call (509) 710-3449.

N-Sid-Sen Camp and Conference Center: We are a progressive Christian camp located twenty miles south of I-90 on Highway 97. We offer a full range of camps for every age group. Kid’s Camp is for those entering the 2-3-4th grade and is three nights June 26th -29th with a cost of $125. Intermediate Camp is for those entering the 5th ands 6th grade and is a full week July 10-16. Junior High Aqua Camp is for those entering the 7-9th grade and includes afternoons on the lake, tubing, kneeboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, canoeing and of course swimming. The dates for this camp are August 7-13 and the cost is $300. Senior High Aqua Camp is for those entering 10-11-12 and recently graduated seniors. This camp also has an aqua emphasis and is held on July 17-23 and the cost is also $300. We also offer two family camps for folk of all ages, families of all varieties and makeup’s. Each family has its own cabin or a room in one of our lodges. The camp has age group programs in the am and then afternoons free to enjoy the gift of God’s Creation. Evenings have full camp activities and campfires on the beach. The Family Camps for this summer are July 31-August 6 and August 14-20. Costs are: Adults/Teens $250, Seniors 62+ $240, Youth 8-12 $220.00, Kid’s 3-7 175 and under 3 are free. There is a 10% discount on any combination of three if more registrations done at the same time on our website. This year’s theme is “Got Spirit? Finding God in the Everyday” and N-Sid-Sen is a great place to explore that theme. Contact: Randy G Crowe, Managing Director, 36395 S Highway 97, Harrison, ID 83833, 1 (800) 448-3489, Randy@n-sid-sen.org or register at n-sid-sen.org.

Riverview Bible Camp: Kids Camp, July 18-22, $220; Middle School Camp, July 24-29, $270; High School Camp, July 31-August 5, $270. Register by calling (509) 445-1195, visiting www.riverviewbiblecamp.com, or e-mailing admin@riverviewbiblecamp.com.

Riverview takes pride in its high energy recreation allowing kids to be kids! Week includes great food, speaker and music! Activities include: 550-foot, 4-person zipline, 4-story gunny sack slide, pool, archery, vertical playground and a massive waterfront with The Blob, trampoline, slide and more! Don’t miss out! Space is limited!

Camp Lutherhaven, residential Bible camp for children and youth ages 4 to 18 and family camps for all ages. High ropes adventure course and climbing tower, waterfront Blob, camp-outs, Bible teaching, discovery centers, crafts, great new buildings and camper lodges and excellent staff in a beautiful lakeside setting. Coeur d’Alene Camp Chorale, 3rd-9th grade, three-day to week-long sessions June 19–August 19, $100-$389; Shoshone Base Camp, located on the beautiful North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, an hour east of Coeur d’Alene. Resident Bible camp, ages 8–18 and family camps for all ages. River tubing, zip line, rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking, and excellent staff in a beautiful mountain setting. Week-long sessions August 7-12 & 14-19, $199 - $389. Generous financial assistance available: no child is turned away for financial need!  Contact 1 (866) 729.8372 ext. 13 or www.lutherhaven.com. Mention this listing for a $25 discount! Lutherhaven Ministries’ new Shoshone Creek Ranch opens this summer at Shoshone Base Camp. The ranch offers a Christ-centered wilderness experience for youth, adults and families. Develop horsemanship skills in the arena and on trails, make new friends and grow in faith! Seven weeks of Ranch Camp (July 3-August 19) for 5th-12th graders, $350 per camper. We also have old-fashion fun for the whole family at our Ranch Hands Work Weekends beginning July 15th for only $25 per person. Bring your whole youth group to Shoshone Base Camp for our Idaho Servant Adventures program this summer! This is a unique summer ministry opportunity for youth groups that engages teens in significant outreach, leadership and service. Experience this week of adrenaline pumping outdoor adventure, dynamic speakers, life long relationship and outrageous fun this summer! Find the perfect week for your group this summer, June 12th–August 4th, $208 per participant, for more information visit www.idahoservantadventures.com. All-Inclusive Family Weekends! Parker’s Place Camp, June 16-19, a camp for families who’ve lost a child (discounted cost of $20 per person), Festival Weekend at Lutherhaven, Friday-Monday, July 1-4, celebrate with friends and family on the lake this 4th of July and Kindercamp at Lutherhaven, August 5-7, a great weekend for campers ages 4 and 5 and their favorite adult! Popular family weekends include lodging, meals, water fun, the challenge course, Bible teaching, campfires, and a great chance for families to get away, relax, play and experience the fun of summer camp together, plus optional rock climbing, mountain biking and white water rafting adventures for all ages! RV and tent camping available, $76 per person to $398 maximum per family. Contact 1 (866) 729-8372 x 10 or www.lutherhaven.com to register your family!

Camp MiVoden is a Christian summer camp located on beautiful Hayden Lake, Idaho. Summer camps operate from June 19 to August 21. Each session is one week long and goes from Sunday to Sunday. Sessions are grouped by age category. Youth camps are for ages 8-16 and family camps are for all ages. The basic summer camps are $300 and specialty camp prices vary. Call (509) 242-0506 or visit www.mivoden.com for more information.

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho (CYT-NI) will host six weeks of week-long theater arts camps from June 20-August 12. Junior Campers (ages 7-13) can choose between The Lion King or Newsies themes. Campers meet Monday-Thursday, 9-3 p.m. and Fridays, 9-4 p.m. Each camp includes theater arts workshops, theater and outdoor games, team competitions, a camp T-shirt, pizza and a performance on Fridays with parts for everyone. Bitty Campers (ages 5 & 6) come half-days from 9-noon, Monday-Thursday, and Friday, all day. The Bittys perform with the Junior Campers on Fridays. All junior camps will be held at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 83815. Teens ages 13-18 will present highlights from W.O.W! Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals at the end of their weeklong camp, July 25-29. Teens meet Monday-Thursday from 10-4 p.m. and Fridays from 10-7 p.m. Teen Camp will be hosted at the S.A. Kroc Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 83815. The weeks ends with a performance at the Kroc Community Theater, which is open to the public. Cost is $140 for Junior Camp and $80 for Bitty camps if registered by early registration deadline. Teen Camp cost is $140 if registered by June 30. Sibling discounts and multiple camp discounts are available as well as limited scholarships. Visit www.cytnorthidaho.com for more information, a scholarship application or to register online. You may also call the CYT-NI office at (208) 765-8600.

Please plan to join the Spokane Valley Adventist Church as they host “Be Like Jesus: Go Fishin’!” FREE summer adventure camp July 11–15 from 1-4 p.m. Bible stories, animals, crafts, games, snacks and more are available for your children ages 4-12. For more information, please check out our website at http://www.valleyadventist.org/. Spokane Valley Adventist Church is located on the corner of 16th and Sullivan in the Spokane Valley. So what are you waiting for? Be like Jesus: Go Fishin’! Call (509) 926-5866 for more information.

Holy Names Music Center- World Drumming Summer Camp

Learn African and Caribbean hand drumming and dancing in a fun and challenging class led by Spokane Public Schools Music Teacher Kevin Cope. Up to 30 clock hours available, great ideas for teachers to use in the classroom and an Instrument making workshop. July 5–8 (July 5 is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 6-8 is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). The camp will be held at 3910 W. Custer Dr. in Spokane and tuition is $225. Please call (509) 326-9516 to register.

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Special Needs/Circumstances

Camp Chmepa: Hospice of Spokane offers a free weekend camping experience for children going through grief situations over the death of a loved one. July 29-31. Ages: 7-15. Program includes activities and the message that they aren’t alone and that having fun can be part of healing. Contact: www.hospiceofspokane.org/camp_chmepa.html. Free but space is limited. To apply, parents/guardians of children living in Spokane, Stevens, Ferry or Pend Oreille counties can call (509) 456-0438. North Idaho residents can call (208) 772-7994. Donations to this camp can be made at (509) 456-0438.

KAT-FISH Camp: The Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region offers a free weekend camp July 29-31 for children and teens with rheumatic conditions and their families. Campers learn about arthritis, network with families, build a support system and enjoy activities. Location is Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Wash. Camp is free but $25 refundable deposit is required to hold reservation. Register at  www.arthritis.org/chapters/pacific-northwest/kat-fish-camp.php or email aaho@arthritis.org or call 800.746.1821

“ Let’s All Play” Camp Fire USA invites children with developmental disabilities to visit two separate camps. Sessions at Camp Sweyolakan are available July 1-Aug. 19 in 4- 7- and 11-night programs for ages 6-25. Cost is $430-$745 depending on program/session. Camp Dart-Lo offers “Let’s All Play” for ages 5-21; June 20-Aug. 26, one-week sessions, $220-$390 depending on programs, (509) 747-6191 ext. 10 or 800-386-2324x10.  www.campfireinc.org 

Funshine Day Camp, operated by the City of Spokane, provides five weeks for kids ages 6-21 with developmental and/or physical disabilities.  There’s also a 1-week program for adults, and siblings and/or friends without disabilities are encouraged to attend as well. Recreation activities include swimming, sports, games, inclusion playground, water activities, crafts, walks, field trips and more. Mission Park South Shelter, Sharp & Superior. $129 includes one field trip. Email abusch@spokanecity.org.

ElderCamp, weeklong afternoon camp program with games and fitness activities, for elders who require minimal care and supervision, 1-4:30 p.m. Aug. 1-5, All Families Adult Day Center, Mead. $200 by June 15, $250 after June 15. (509) 939-5569 or   adultdaycarespokane@gmail.com.

 

Adults with Special Needs Camp, weeklong morning camp includes activities, computer interactions and games, 8-11:30 a.m. Aug. 1-5, All Families Adult Day Center, Mead. $200 by June 15, $250 after June 15. (509) 939-5569 or adultdaycarespokane@gmail.com

Camp Independence, TESH Inc., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 20-Aug. 19, offers opportunities for ages 4-20 with special needs/developmental disabilities to take part in activities such as horseback riding, boating, hiking and more. $100 activity fee. (208) 765-5101 or tjohnson@teshinc.com.

Camp No Limits, July 27-30 at Camp Cross, Coeur d’Alene. Children with limb loss and their families are invited to take part in activities and network with others. (207) 240-5762 or email campnolimits@yahoo.org

Camp Kaleo, camp for children ages 7-11 who are or have been in the foster system, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12-17. Campers check in at Lake City Community Church and are taken to Lake Cocolala Bible Camp. (208) 699-9563 or mandergirl728@yahoo.com.

Camp STIX, week-long residential camp for ages 8-18 with diabetes, July 10-16, Bear Paw Camp. Includes healthy meals and around-the-clock care. $250 (scholarships available), www.campstix.org 

American Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes East is open to ages 7-17 who have been diagnosed with cancer, plus a friend or sibling. Location is Ross Point Camp in Post Falls, Idaho July 31-Aug. 6. Day Camp available Aug. 1-4 for ages 5-7. Medical staff on site.  800-537-7710 or kari.allen@cancer.org.

SL Start Summer Camp 2011 “Reach for the Stars” is designed for children ages 3-17 who have a developmental disability. This camp offers children and teens the opportunity to enjoy exciting and challenging activities in a supportive and cooperative atmosphere. Programs Offered: Developmental Therapy, Intensive Behavior Intervention, Extended School Year (ESY). The camp staff is: CPR and First-Aid certified, trained in positive behavior support methods and has a one-on-one camper to therapist ratio. Cost: Camp is Medicaid reimbursed and free to families who qualify. June 20–August 18, Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information or to register call (208) 762-1250. Please register early as space is limited! Drop by our beautiful new facility, or call Lindsey Meyer or Katelyn Pool for more information. SL Start DDA, 7905 Meadowlark Way, Suite C, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. E-mail Lindsey at lmeyer@slstart.com or Katelyn at kpool@slstart.com.

Camp Lutherhaven- Champ Camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene for campers with special needs who require one-one-one or extra attention for some or all of the camp day. June 26–29, Real Cost: $300/Reduced Cost: $200 and other Champ Camp days available throughout the summer, (Real Cost $315/Reduced Cost $225). Contact 1.866.729.8372 ext. 13 or www.lutherhaven.com.  

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Athletic Camps

Sun Dance Junior Golf Summer Lesson run June 20-24 for ages 8 up to 18. PGA pros teach fundamentals of golf to all skill levels. Program fee $80 and includes shirt, rules book, balls, tees, repair tool and ball marker. Deadline June 13. Email crunyan@pga.com for registration info.

Wakeboard School, Hyperlite/Monster Energy rider Ricky Krieger instructs in wakeboarding/wakesurfing, ages 5-15, 9 a.m-5 p.m. One-day workshops June 30, July 14 and 28, Aug. 11 and 25, Riverside State Park 9 Mile Recreation Area. $119.  (509) 625-6200 or spokaneparks.org

Spokane Parks and Recreation Gymnastics Fun Camp, 8:30-4:30 p.m. July 11-15 or Aug. 29-Sept. 2, Spokane Gymnastics, ages 6-12. No experience required. Or Preschool Summer Camp, July 11 or Aug. 29, ages 3-5. Either program costs $119 for half-day or $219 for full day. (509) 625-6200 or spokaneparks.org

Spokane Gymnastics Summer Camps include “Get the Summer Started” for ages 3-12, June 27-July 1, $95 half day or $160 full day; “Gymnastic Fun Camp” (through Spokane Parks and Recreation) July 11-15 or Aug. 29-Sept. 2, ages 6-12, $119 for half-day or $219 for full day; “Preschool Gymnastics Camp,” ages 3-5, July 11-15 or Aug. 29-Sept. 2, $119 for half-day or $219 for full day; “Extreme Gymnastics, Parkour and Break Damp Camp,” July 18-22 or Aug. 8-12, ages 6-12, $119; “Cheer Camp” July 18-22 or Aug. 8-12, ages 3-12, $119; “Team Training,” for experienced gymnasts, July 25-29, $139; “Space is the Place” Aug. 1-5, all about gravity and planets, ages 1-5, $119; “Adventure Camp” Aug. 15-19, ages 6-12, $119; “Pirate and Princess Camp,” Aug. 22-26, ages 6-12, $119 half-day, $219 full day. Discounts available for multiple siblings. (509) 533-9646 

Design a Junior Golf Camp, Eagle Ridge Short Course, groups of five youth can put together a 1- or 2-day course for three hours each day. $45 for 1 day or $75 for 2, plus option to buy season pass for $80. (509) 448-2254 

 Eastern Washington University Soccer Camps include Goalkeeping July 11-15 with Tamara B. Hageage, youth and high school programs available, $90 before June 1, $100 after; High School Elite Soccer Camp July 18-21, $400 residential or $300 commuter. Open to first 30 campers. (509) 359-7949 or ghageage@ewu.edu or www.goeags.com

Sandpoint West Athletic Club offers summer activities for kids age 10-12. Weeklong camps run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27-Aug. 19. Registration begins the first week of June.   $65 per week and includes lunches.   swac@sandpointwest.com 

Basketballforgirls.com Fundamentals Clinic, 6:15-8:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays between April 18 and Aug. 18, Faith Bible Church, Spokane. Girls K-8 can receive fundamentals and skills training from veteran coach Zane Troester. $100 for entire program or pro-rated rate for fewer days. (509) 325-2273 or cudazane@netzero.com or www.basketballforgirls.com.

First Class Finishing, a soccer camp centered on the art of scoring goals, June 27-29, Whitworth University. The Whitworth soccer coaching staff and players will work with boys and girls ages 10-17. $90. (509) 777-4385 or http://www.whitworth.edu/Athletics/Teams/SoccerMen/2011brochure.pdf  

Seely Summer Soccer Development Academy, June 20-Aug. 11,  Monday-Tuesday training at Hart Field, Wednesday-Thursday at Salk Middle School. Session 1 for ages 8-13, 9-10:30 a.m.; Session 2 for ages 14 and up, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $375, registration deadline May 1, (509) 993-7297, email caraseely@comcast.net or seelysocceracademy.com. 

Brandon Deyarmin’s Spokane Valley Soccer Camps, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 1-5, Liberty Lake Pavilion Park. Ages 5-11. $65. (509) 710-8770  

Mt. Spokane Wildcats Summer Camps include Girls’ Basketball June 20-23 for grades 3-6 9 a.m.-11 a.m., and grades 7-9 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40 including shirt, grades 9-12 3-5 p.m. June 1-2 and 6-9, $50; Football, pre-camp 10 a.m.-noon June 22-23 grades 10-12, grades 9-12 6-8:30 p.m. July 25-29, $40; grades 5-8 5-6:30 p.m. July 25-29, $30; gear check-out July 26 (grades 9-10, 4:30 p.m., grades 11-12 5:15 p.m.); Boys Basketball June 20-24 grades 3-6, 2-4 p.m. $50, grades 7-9, 4-6 p.m. $50, grades 10-12 3-5 p.m. May 31-June 3 and 5-7 p.m. June 6-9, $60. Wrestling, June 6-9, grades 1-12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., $50. Summer Lifting and Sports Enhancement (all sports, grades 9-12) 9 a.m.-11 a.m. July 5-Aug. 11, $100. Volleyball June 20-24, noon-2 p.m. grades 4-6, $50; grades 7-8 9 a.m.-noon July 25-29, $60; grades 9-12 1-4 p.m. July 25-29, $60. Tennis (boys and girls), June 20-24, grades 3-5 8-10 a.m., $50; grades 6-8, 10 a.m.-noon, $50. Soccer, June 6-10, boys grades 7-12, 6-7:30 p.m., $50; girls grades 7-12, 3:30-5 p.m. $50. (509) 465-7229.

 

NBC Sports Camps include HS Girls Basketball, July 18-22, Whitworth University, $385, jfazio@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls Basketball ages 9-18, July 25-29 & July 31-August 4, Whitworth University, $490, jfazio@nbccamps.com; Family Hoop Camp, Adult and Child pair, August 5-7, Whitworth University, $340/pair, nbc@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls Basketball Position Camp ages 12-18, August 5-7, Whitworth University, $300, nbc@nbccamps.com; Girls Volleyball Camp ages 11-18, July 22-26, Whitworth University, $490, nbc@nbccamps.com; Girls Volleyball Power Camp ages 14-18, July 29-31, Whitworth University, $314, nbc@nbccamps.com; Girls Volleyball Intro Day Camp ages 8-12, July 29-31, Whitworth University, $150, nbc@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls Basketball Intro Day Camp ages 8-12, August 8-12, The Warehouse, $240, nbc@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls Basketball Camp ages 9-18, June 20-24, Upper Columbia Academy, $450, jfazio@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls Basketball Position Camp ages 11-18, June 27-July 1, Upper Columbia Academy, $450, jfazio@nbccamps.com; Girls Pure Shooting/Attack Camp ages 9-18, July 17-21, Upper Columbia Academy, $450, jfazio@nbccamps.com; Boys Pure Shooting/Attack Camp ages 9-18, August 1-5, Upper Columbia Academy, $450, jfazio@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls All-Star Basketball ages 11-18, August 7-11, Upper Columbia Academy, $450, jfazio@nbccamps.com; Girls & Boys Basketball Camp ages 9-18, July 11-15 (Girls) & July 18-22 (boys), North Idaho College, $490, danny@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls Basketball Camp ages 9-18, July 24-28, Walla Walla University, $460, nbc@nbccamps.com; Boys & Girls Soccer Camp ages 9-18, July 24-28, Walla Walla University, $460, nbc@nbccamps.com. For more information or to register: www.nbccamps.com, 1 (800) 406-3926 or (509) 466-4690.

Eastern Washington University Soccer Camps include Goalkeeping July 11-15 (for youth-high school) and Elite High School Camp July 18-21. $10 discount if register by June 1. Elite camp limited to 30 players. gheageage@ewu.edu 509.359.7949  or  thageage@ewu.edu or 509.359.6045. Registration forms at women’s soccer page at www.goeags.com.  

Cheney High School Summer Camps: Football, May 31-June 3, grades 9-12, 3:15-5:15 p.m., $25; Boys Basketball, June 6-10, grades 8-12, 3-5:15 p.m., $25; Wrestling, June 7-9, grades K-12, 6-7:30 p.m., $25; General Soccer, June 6-10, grades 2-6, 5-7:30 p.m., $50; Advanced Soccer, June 13-17, grades 6-8, 5-7:30 p.m., $6; Boys Basketball, June 20-24, grades 1-7, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., $45; Girls Basketball, grades 1-7, June 20-24, grades 1-7, 9-11 a.m., June 20-24, grades 8-12, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Weightlifting, June 20-July 30, grades 7-12, 7-9 a.m. M-Thurs., $50; Softball, June 27-30, grades 1-8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $40; Beginner-Intermediate Girls Tennis, July 11-15, grades 7-12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $40, Intermediate-Advanced Girls Tennis, July 11-15, grades 7-12, 1-3 p.m., $40; Volleyball, July 25-28, grades 9-12, 9-11:30 a.m., $45; Volleyball, July 25-28, grades 1-8, 1-3 p.m., $35), (Beginning Drama Class, July 25-29, grades 6-8, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Fisher Building Auditorium, $50), (Advanced Drama Class, grades 9-12, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Fisher Building Auditorium, $50). Contact information for each camp is as follows: (Ryan Fitzgerald, Boys Basketball, (509) 559-4110, rfitzgerald@cheneysd.org), (Jennifer Harmer, Girls Basketball,                                        (509) 559-4025, jharmer@cheneysd.org),   jamie.nathan@eagles.ewu.edu), (Jason Williams, Football, (509) 559-4039, jwilliams@cheneysd.org), (Mark Kiver, Soccer, (509) 235-6347, mkiver000@centurytel.net), (Julie Smith, Softball, (509) 951-2383, jfanning@zagmail.gonzaga.edu), (Corey Anderson, Tennis, (509) 435-8733, canderson@cheneysd.org), (Cassie Hare, Volleyball, (509) 953-1513, Cassiehare@hotmail.com), (Chuck Cone, Weight Lifting, (509) 559-4028, ccone@cheneysd.org), (Wade Schlotter, Wrestling, (509) 559-4225, wschlotter@cheneysd.org).

Gonzaga Soccer Academy offers various programs for girl soccer players at the GU campus in Spokane. Includes Soccer Pups in April, Team Camp June 17-19 (grades 9-12, on club or school teams), Girl’s Day Camp June 27-30 (ages 5-13, all soccer abilities), High School Residential Camp July 9-12 (grades 9-12). Camps will be taught by Gonzaga players who will share ball skills and involve the students in games and other activities. Youth day camp is $140 in advance or $150 a week before the camp begins. Residential camp is $485 for overnight or $445 for commuters. www.gonzagasocceracademy.com

Gonzaga University Volleyball Camp, includes Team Camp July 11-14 for high school teams, $345 per athlete (10 players minimum.); Position Specialization Camp July 16-19, for grades 8-12. $345 for resident camp or $295 for commuter with meals; Complete Player Camp (formerly Junior Zag Camp) July 20-22, for grades 6-8. $270 for resident camp or $240 commuter with meals. (509) 280-5155 or www.zagvolleyballcamp.com.

Liberty High School Summer Wrestling Camp featuring Olympian  Les Gutches, July 8-9. $50 (limited to 150 wrestlers) (509) 590-9855 or www.leaguelineup/cheneymathawks.com

Lambert Volleyball Camps, for high school, junior high and 5th-6th graders, June 14-16 Cascade, Mont., June 21-23 Reardan, Wash., June 28-30, Clark Fork, Idaho; and July 11-13, Harrison, Idaho. Setter Camp takes place one day prior to the first 3 camps (June 13, 20 and 27.) General camp $135, setters camp $155 and junior camp $55. Junior high players who have played club call can try out for high school camp. (208) 263-1105 or lambertcamps@hotmail.com  

Summer Baseball Camps by Premier Mitts, Inc. Summer baseball camps for kids age 15 and under. These camps are fun, competitive and education. Come learn the fundamentals that will help your child play infield at a high level. Visit our website to learn more about what we do. Also on our website you will find the registration form to our many camps we have to offer. Space is limited for each camp to ensure individualized instruction and maximum repetition for each student. June 27-30 and July 11-14 at Gonzaga Prep – Cost: $125-$145 – Contact Ken at (509)863-4605 or www.premiermittsinc.com.

Jung Kim’s Martial Arts Taekwondo Summer Camp, Five-day sessions for ages 6-12 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, Aug. 1-5 (South Hill), 8-12 and 15.19. Space limited to 25 students. Pre-registration $165 until May 31, $195 after.

Gonzaga University Men’s Basketball Summer Camps include Fundamentals Skills Aug. 1-3 for boys and girls grades 1-8, $100 morning session or $220 all day; Advanced Skills July 28-31, boys grades 3-12. $295 day camp or $375 overnight. (509) 313-3994 or www.gonzagabasketballcamps.com or basketballcamps@athletics.gonzaga.edu.

Whitworth Soccer Camps, 1-3 p.m. June 22-24 for ages 6-9, $90, or 1-3 p.m. June 27-29, ages 10-18, $90. www.whitworth.edu/athletics or email bolson@whitworth.edu.

The Hitting Zone Baseball Camps-With over 19 years of experience, The Hitting Zone offers intensive camps for all ages. Current camps available: ages 8-13, July 11-14 and July 25-28, 9 a.m. – NOON, University High School, Only 30 students per any one camp sets us aside from our competitors! $125 (includes camp T-shirt). Sign up for both camps and save $30. Visit HittingzoneUSA.com or call (509) 868-2013 to register for more information.  

Spokane Public School Summer Athletic Camps at Ferris include Girls Volleyball, grades 1-6, 8-10 a.m. June 27-30, or grades 7-12 10 a.m.-noon, Chase, $40; Boys Basketball, grades 9-12, 7-9 a.m. June 6-9, or grades 3-6, 8-10 a.m. Chase, $40; Boys Weight Conditioning, grades 10-12, 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 20-July 29, or grade 9 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 20-July 29, location TBD, $100; Girls Weight Conditioning, grades 8-12, 7:30-8:30 a.m. June 20-July 29, location TBD, $50; Conditioning grades 6-8, 8:30-9:45 a.m. July 5-29, Chase, $75; Football, grades 9, 3-5 p.m. June 13-15 and 17-18, Ferris, $75, grades 4-8, 9-11 a.m. July 11-14, Chase, $40; Girls Basketball, grades 7-9, 3-5 p.m. June 20-24, or grades 2-6, 5-6:30 p.m. June 20-24, both at Chase, both $35.

Spokane Public School Summer Athletic Camps at Lewis & Clark include beginning speed/strength, grades 9-12, 8-9:30 a.m. or 4:30-6 p.m. June 20-July 21, Hart, $95; Football, grades 10-12, 3-5:15 p.m. May 31-June 3, grade 9, 10 a.m.-noon July 11-14, grades 6-8, 10 a.m.-noon June 27-30, all $45, all at Hart; Girls volleyball, grades 4-6, 9-10:30 a.m. July 25-28, grades 7-8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 25-28, grade 9 1:30-3 p.m. July 25-28, grades 10-12, 3:30-5 p.m. July 25-28, all $45, all at LC; Girls basketball, grades 7-9, 3-5 p.m. June 20-30, LC, $80; boys/girls basketball grades 4-6, 3-5 p.m. June 20-23, LC, $45; Boys basketball, grades 7-8, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 20-23, LC, $45, grade 9, 3-5 p.m. June 13-15 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13-15, LC, $80; Girls fast-pitch softball, grades 6-12, 10 a.m.-noon June 27-30, LC,  $45; Girls soccer, grades 9-12, 9-11:30 a.m., June 20-23, LC, $45; boys/girls wrestling, grades 1-8, 12:30-4:30 p.m. June 27-30, LC, $80; boys/girls golf, grades 8-12, 9:30-11:30 a.m., July 18-21, LC, $85.

Spokane Public School Summer Athletic Camps at North Central include Football spring camp, grades 9-11, 4-6 p.m. June 3-4 and 4-6 p.m. June 6-24, free; Speed and strength, grades 7-12, 10 a.m.-noon July 6-Aug. 16, $30; Football team camp, grades 9-12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 18-22, $60; Boys basketball, grades 9-12, noon-2 p.m. June 17-23, $30, grades 7-8, 2-4 p.m. July 17-23, $30, grades 3-6 9-11 a.m. June 17-23, $30; Girls basketball grades 9-12, noon-2 p.m. June 27-30, $45, grades 3-8, 10 a.m.-noon June 27-30, $40; Football youth camp, grades 4-8, 3-5 p.m. July 19-21, $30; Female Conditioning, grades 7-12, 8:30-10 a.m. June 27-Aug. 18, $50; Girls volleyball, grades 3-5 noon-2 p.m. July 11-14, $25, grades 6-8 noon-2 p.m. July 5-8, $25, grades 9-12, 9-11 a.m. July 11-14, $25; Baseball 1, grades 4-6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 27-30, (at Shadle), $35; Baseball 2, grades 7-12, 9-10:30 a.m. June 20-23, (at Shadle), $35; Baseball 3, grades 4-6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 27-30, (at Shadle), $35; Baseball 4, grades 7-12, 9-10:30 a.m. (at Shadle), $35; Girls soccer, grades 4-6, 1-3 p.m. July 12-14, (at NC) $30.

Spokane Public School Summer Athletic Camps at Rogers include Football, grades 10-12, 3-5 p.m. June 1-4 and 3-5 p.m. June 6-8, $10, grade 9, 10 a.m.-noon June 20-24, $10; boys basketball, grades 10-12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., grades 7-9 1-2:30 p.m. June 20-24, $10; Girls basketball, grades 9-12, 10-11:30 a.m. June 20-24, $10, grades 5-8, 10-11:30 a.m. June 20-24, $10; Wrestling, grades 7-12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 5-8, $50; Volleyball, grade 9, 4-5:30 p.m. June 6-8, $10; Boys soccer, grades 9-12, 10 a.m.-noon, June 20-23, $10, grades 5-12, noon-1 p.m. June 20-24, $10.

Spokane Public School Summer Athletic Camps at Shadle Park include Girls soccer, grades 5-8, 8:30-10 a.m. July 11-14, grades 9-12 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. July 11-14, both $30 at Albi; Boys soccer, grades 5-8 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. July 11-14, grades 9-12, 2-3:30 p.m. July 11-14, all $30 at Albi; Boys basketball, grades 1-5, 8-10:30 a.m. June 17-24, grades 6-8 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17-24, grades 9-12, 1-3:30 p.m. June 14-24 and 1-3:30 p.m. June 17-23, all $55 at Shadle; Girls basketball, grades 3-9 9-11 a.m. June 20-23, $30, grades 10-12 2:50-5:30 p.m. May 31-June 2, $35, both at Shadle; Football, grades 9-12, 4-6 p.m. June 6-10 and 4-6 p.m. June 13-16, $50, grades 7-8, 10 a.m.-noon July 18-21, $40, grades 4-6, 10 a.m.-noon July 18-21, $40, all at Albi; Volleyball, grades 4-6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 27-July 1, $35, grades 7-8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 27-July 1, $35, grades 9-12, 8-11 a.m. June 27-July 1, $45, all at Shadle; Softball, grades 3-6, 8-9:30 a.m. June 20-22, grades 7-8, 10-11:30 a.m. June 20-22, grades 9-12, noon-1:30 p.m. June 20-22, all $25, all at D. Merkel; Baseball 1, grades 4-6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 20-23, Baseball 2, grades 7-12, 9-10:30 a.m. June 20-23, Baseball 3 graes 4-6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 27-30, Baseball 4 grades 7-12, 9-10:30 a.m. June 27-30, all $35, all at Shadle; Summer Weights, grades 9-12, 8-10 a.m. various dates, Shadle, $75, or $50 with a paid sports camp; Summer Conditioning, grades 4-8, 10 a.m.-noon July 25-Aug. 11, $35.

Spokane Racquet Club Summer Camps include Tennis Camps for beginners, intermediate and advanced tournament levels, June 20-30, July 5-14, 18-28, Aug. 1-11. $120 and up, with discounts for members; Swimming lessons available for 30-minute instruction at six skill levels every morning 9 a.m.-noon. (509) 535-1239 or www.spokaneracquetclub.com

Kick n’ Fun Family Martial Arts and Activity Center offers “Max Camp” Karate Summer Camp offers one-week program or entire course include “Fire it Up” June 20-24, “The Farmer Tonfa” June 27-July 1; “The Actor – Drama” July 4-8; TMNT Donatello, July 11-15; The Showman Kicknastics July 18-22; The Percussionist Escima/Kali/Amis July 25-29; The Wrestler Akido/Judo/Sumo Aug. 1-5; TMNT Leonardo Sword Aug. 8-5; The Artist Art Aug. 15-19; TMNT Raphael Sai Aug. 22-26; TMNT Michaelangelo Nunchaku Aug. 29-Sept. 2; Preparing to go out on your own Sept. 2-6. Prices vary. (509) 228-0606. 

The First Tee of the Inland Northwest teaches golf and character building to ages 7 and up. Summer sessions are two days a week June 22-July 24 and July 27-Aug. 28 at The Creek at Qualchan. Times vary. Summer sessions are $70 per participant or $60 for additional sibling), $120 for two sessions or $100 per sibling for two sessions. Sessions also available in fall and summer, $175 for all session or $140 per sibling. www.thefirstteeinlandnw.org or (509) 688-9892.

Mountain View Gymnastics in Airway Heights offers classes for ages 5 and up, all skill levels. Gymnastic Camp 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 11-15 and Aug. 8-12, Dance Camp July 18-22, Cheerleading Camp Aug. 1-5, Imagination Camp July 25-29. $100/week. (509) 244-7061 www.mountainviewgymnastics.com

Mead High School Summer Camps include Boys Basketball, June 13-16, 6-8 p.m. grades 9-12, June 20-23 and 27-30 for grades 4-6 (12:30-2 p.m.) and grades 7-8 (2-3 p.m.), $75; Girls Basketball, June 20-23, grades 4-8 (8:15-10:15 a.m.), grades 9-12, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $50; 9th grade football, June 9, 13-14, 16-18, 20-23. Includes FastTrac Conditioning all summer, $175; Football, May 31-June 3 and June 20-24, visit site for times, plus FastTrac Conditioning all summer, $275; Gymnastics June 20-24 grades 1-12. High school grades 9-12 (9-10 a.m.), advanced 10 a.m.-noon, beginner 10:30 a.m.-noon, $45 beginners, $60 advanced, $25 returning high school students and incoming 9th graders. T-shirts if register by June 15; Boys Soccer June 20-24, grades 7-8 (9-11 a.m.) grades 5-6 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), $50; Girls Soccer, July 25-29, grades 9-12 (9-11 a.m.), $50; Volleyball, July 25-28, grades 9-12 (8-10 a.m. plus Wed/Thurs 7-9 p.m.), grades 3-6 (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.), $60 grades 9-12,or $50 grades 3-8; Wrestling, June 5-9, grades 1-12 (3-5:30 p.m. June 5) or 5-7:30 p.m., $50. (509) 465-7002.

HUB Sports Center- Our basketball camps have a unique focus of teaching one-handed basketball handling skills through intensive one-handed ball control drills. Students then build on their superior ball-handling skills by learning lighting-quick, one-handed moves off the dribble. Our methods and our reputation clearly sets Advantage Basketball Camps at the top of the list. Advantage Basketball Camps are consistently rated as one of the top basketball ball-handling camps in the nation. Upward Cheer Camp, girls grades K-7, June 20-24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $85-must register by May 31, HUB Sports Center – 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake, orthsix@msn.com or (509) 216-9697. This is a great opportunity for your cheerleader to receive a concentrated focus on the fundamentals of cheerleading, as well as get a “jump” start on next year’s cheerleading season. The camp will teach proper jumping and kicking techniques, motions and stances, chants and cheers. Every Child is a Winner!; Upward Basketball Camp, boys and girls grades 1-5, June 20-24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $85-must register by May 31, HUB Sports Center – 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake, dweisen@upward.org or (509) 924-8664. Upward Basketball is a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building and fun versus the “win-at-all-costs” mentality found in many children sports leagues. This is a great opportunity for your young athlete to receive skilled instruction on the fundamentals of basketball.  Ball handling, passing, shooting and defense are all taught through fun games and drills.  Every Child is a Winner!; Nate Robinson’s Basketball Skill School, boys and girls ages 7-17, August 2-4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., $150-must register by July 21, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake, info@hubsportscenter.org or Elite Sports Camps Hotline (347) 327-4995. Come receive hands on instruction from NBA players Nate Robinson (Thunder) and Terrance Williams (Rockets).  They will conduct drills and games that teach and reinforce the basic skills of basketball.  Participants will receive an official camp basketball as well as autographs from each professional.  Participants need to bring water and lunch.  Sign up now before it fills up; Advantage Basketball Ball Handling & Shooting Camp, boys and girls ages 7-18, August 8-10 & 8-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $265-discount if registered by July 9, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake, info@hubsportscenter.org, (509) 927-0602 or (425) 670-8877. Our basketball camps have a unique focus of teaching one-handed basketball handling skills through intensive one-handed ball control drills. Students then build on their superior ball-handling skills by learning lighting-quick, one-handed moves off the dribble. Our methods and our reputation clearly sets Advantage Basketball Camps at the top of the list. Advantage Basketball Camps are consistently rated as one of the top basketball ball-handling camps in the nation.

Northwest Baseball Academy Camps- NBA North Spokane Baseball Day Camps for ages 5-14, June 20-23, June 27-June 30, July 11-14, July 18-21, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Northwood Middle School, 13120 N. Pittsburg, Registration deadline is June 18, $90 per camp, or $80 for 2 or more from the same family or $80 for 3 or more from same team (sent together), $80 for 2nd week; $70 for 3rd; $60 for 4th, for questions contact Dave Vaughn at 465-7030, 939-0757, 466-5870 or DVaughn@mead.k12.wa.us; NBA South Hill Baseball Day Camps for ages 5-14, June 27-30, July 5-8, July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Ferris High School (JV baseball fields), 37th & Ray St., Registration deadline is June 25, $90 per camp, or $80 for 2 or more from the same family or  $80 for 3 or more from same team (sent together), $80 for 2nd week; $70 for 3rd; $60 for 4th , for questions contact Keith Ward at 448-9273 or sandkward@comcast.net. For a brochure or more information, check our website at www.NBABaseballCamps.com.   

Explosion Academy: A dynamic program to improve speed, agility and quickness while gaining flexibility, strength and balance helping to prevent injury and improve performance. Ages: High school and middle school. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 27- July 29, one hour sessions, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Central Valley High School. Times assigned according to age, gender and sport. $100. For more information or to register, contact Inland Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, (509) 927-9450, www.inlandpt.com.

Skyhawks youth sports programs include Soccer Camps June 20-August 19, ages 3-12, $45-$130; Basketball Camps June 20-August 12, ages 7-12, $130; Baseball Camps June 27-August 5, ages 4-12, $55-$110; Beginning Golf Camps June 20-24, June 27-July 1 & July 18-22, ages 5-8, $110; Capture the Flag Camp June 27-July 1 & July 25-29, ages 7-12, $110; Flag Football Camps July 11-15 & July 18-22, ages 7-12, $130; Mini-Hawk Camps June 20-August 19, ages 4-7, $110; Multi-Sport Camps June 20-August 12, ages 6-12, $55-$130; Tennis Camp July 11-15, ages 7-12, $110; Volleyball Camp June 27-July 1, July 11-15 & July 25-29. www.skyhawks.com or call 1 (800) 804-3509.

EWU Women’s Basketball Camps

2011 Little Eaglets Camp – for boys and girls ages 5-12 yrs old. Will take place July 25-29, 2011 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Cost is $80 per child, and includes four days of sessions from 8am – 12 pm, as well as a camp t-shirt, tickets to a 2011-12 Eagle Women’s Basketball game, and an opportunity to be a ball boy or ball girl for the EWU team during the upcoming season. Little Eaglet Camp emphasizes basketball fundamentals and having fun in a rewarding environment for youth.

EWU Volleyball Camps

2011 Individual Skills Camp – for female volleyball players ages 12-18. Will take place July 11-13, 2011 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Available for day and residential campers. Cost for day campers is $220 per person, and includes six practice sessions, three lunches, camp t-shirt and prizes. Cost for a residential camper is $320 per person, which includes eight practice sessions, lodging, seven meals, camp t-shirt and prizes. Final deadline for registration is July 1, 2011.

2011 Team Camp – Will take place July 18-20 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Provides an opportunity for high school squads to work directly with coaches and counselors on different rotations and team tactics that will prepare them for the upcoming seasons. Contact wwalker@ewu.edu or mkydd@ewu.edu for more information.

Colville High School summer athletic camps include spring football, May 31-June 10, CHs football field; girls basketball 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13-17, gym; boys basketball, -3:30 p.m. June 20-24, gym; softball pitching, 4-5:30 p.m. June 20-23, Vaagen Park; dance, 9:30 a.m.-noon July 11-13, CHS cafeteria; wrestling, 3-9 p.m. July 5-8, gym; soccer, 4-8 p.m. July 12-15, CHS soccer fields; softball defense/offense, 5-7 p.m. July 5-8, Vaagen Park; volleyball, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18-21, gym; female athletic conditioning, 8-9 a.m. Monday-Thursday, CHS mezzanine/track; track camp, 5-8 p.m. July 27-29, CHS track. For more info call Kelly Carr, (509) 684-7801.

Gonzaga Preparatory School Summer Camps include Football, Grades 10-12 Skills Camp, 8-11:30 a.m. June 13-17 and all day July 11-13, $100; Grades 10-12 Border League Camp all day June 20-24, $100; 9th grade 3-5 p.m. June 13-17, $75; grades 7-8 8-10 a.m. June 27-July 1, $60; grades 5-6 10 a.m.-noon June 27-July 1, $60.

Weight Camp, grades 9-12, 8:30-11 a.m. June 27-Aug. 4, $75.

Girl’s Basketball, grades 10-12, May 31-June 2, $75; grade 9, May 30, June 5, 12-13, 15, 22-29, $50; grades 4-8 2-5 p.m. June 20-24, $50.

Boy’s basketball, grades 10-12, May 3-June 3, $75; grade 9 5-8 p.m. May 30 and 8-10 a.m. June 20-24; grades 7-8, 10 a.m.-noon June 20-24, $50; grades 4-6, noon-2 p.m. June 20-24, $50.

Volleyball, grades 9-12, 12:30-4 p.m. July 5-8, $70; grades 4-8, 9-11 a.m. July 5-8, $50. 

Girls Soccer, grades 8-12, 9-11 a.m. July 11-14, $60.

Boys Soccer, grades 5-12, 6-8 p.m.  June 20-21, 23-24, $60. (509) 483-851 or www.gprep.

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Equine Camps

YMCA Camp Reed Traditional Camp’s weeks 2, 4 and 7 include horse class and trail rides (June 26-July 2, July 10-16, July 24-30. Horse class for ages 12-14 includes two-hour classes and trail rides. Trail ride program for ages 10-14 is one hour, and is $25. Total camp fee $355-$395. www.campreed.org or (509) 720-5630

Horse Camps at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. This program is designed for kids age 10-16, kids will be involved in hands-on experiences with their horse. The program starts on Sunday evening and is concluded on Thursday evening, with a horse show, complete with trophies and ribbons. They will be responsible for there own horse and equipment. They learn horse husbandry skills and equipment care. Every morning they will help catch and saddle their own horse. All camps are a cost of $680.00. Scholarships are available for local kids and return campers. 2011 camp dates are: June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31 - August 4. Thursday night dinner for parents and other adult guests will be $18.50/person. Children 6-11 are $8.50 and kids 5 and under are free. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 1413 Upper Gold Creek Road, Sandpoint, Idaho. Toll free 1-888-863-9066, stay@westernpleasureranch.com or www.westernpleasureranch.com.

West Valley Farm Inspirational Youth Horse Camps, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-22 for children 5-12, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27-29 for ages 13-17. If your child has ever wanted to do great things with horses, then they may enjoy these three-day hands-on programs. Campers will receive rewarding connections with horses about horse behavior, learning how to take on leadership roles around horses, communicating to the horse through respect and understanding, and riding every day, just to name a few. There will be many different activities planned to achieve every child’s potential with the horse. Limited space, campers must bring own lunch. $180, registration deadline June 30. (509) 926-8309.

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Northwest School of Protocol: Teen Etiquette Dinner Tutorial, June 18, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.,        $125; Childrens Etiquette Camp, Session I, July 25-29, 8–12 years, 9–11:30 a.m., $150; Session II, August 22-26, 8–12 years, 9–11:30 a.m., $150 (Classes include basic etiquette skills and dining tutorial.) Teen Etiquette Camp, Session III, July 25-29, 13-17 years,   12:30–3 p.m., $150; Session IV, August 22-26, 13-17 years, 12:30–3 p.m., $150 (Classes include basic etiquette skills and dining tutorial.) First three are held at The Lincoln Center. Childrens Etiquette Camp in Sunnyside, Wash.: Session V, July 11-15, 8–12 years, 9–11:30 a.m., $150; Session VI, Aug. 8-12, 8–12 years, 9–11:30 a.m., $150;

Teen Etiquette Camp: Session VII, July11-15, 13-17 years, 12:30–3 p.m., $150; Session VIII, August 8-12, 13-17 years, 12:30–3:00 p.m., $150 (Classes include basic etiquette skills and dining tutorial.) Adult Dining and Wine Tutorial ( 7 course), August 13, 6– 9 p.m., $150. The last three events are held at Bon Vinos in Sunnyside, Wash. All classes presented by Merrily Bjerkestrand. Class registration and payment can be done at www.nwprotocol.com, (509) 455-5933.

Women’s Retreat, Camp Sweyolakan, open to women age 18 and older, Sept. 9-11, $95. (509) 747-6191 ext. 10 or 800-386-2324x10.  www.campfireinc.org

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