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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Still looking for Bay Area Camps?

I know summer has started and camps are in full swing. But some of us are still getting those last minute camp plans made! Here are a few suggestions for camps to look into (below). And some camp posts you might have missed:
Bay Area camp ideas and also here and here
Saving money on overnight camp supplies
Stern Grove's free camps and activities
Activity Hero consolidates camp ideas and sign-up in one website

As I mentioned in a previous post, Microsoft stores are offering some free camps. Turns out Apple is too. These 1.5 hour free camps (3 days in a row - 3rd day is optional and will exhibit the creations) will teach your 8-12 year olds will learn to shoot their own footage, create a song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all into a movie with iMovie. Learn more about Apple movie making camp here.

The Children's Creativity Museum (former Zeum) offers camps for kids ages 3-5, 6-7 and 8+. Depending on the age, they might focus on video or computer game design, fairy tales, communication/friendship and creativity. Prices range depending on the age/hours.

For your little (not so little) chefs, Paulding and Company in Emeryville offers cooking camps for kids ages 9-18 (age groups are broken up). They have some great programs, including "The Perfect Pig" for meat-lovers to learn about butchering skills and pork cuts, and cooking it up. This one is for kids 13-16, and runs July 22-26. Other classes include "advanced cooking techniques," "pasta making," "advanced baking," "the lucky lunch box" and others. Classes run about $540 for the week.

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