Summer Camps 2017

Summer Camps 2017

Ability First Sports
Ability First Youth Sports Camp
CONTACT: 588-0335,
AGES: 8-17
COST: $1000
DATES: June 18th – 24th
DESCRIPTION: Ability First Youth Sports Camp is a wheelchair sports camp designed to provide instructional and recreational opportunities to youth with physical disabilities. Athletes must be minimum assist to independent and be able to actively engage in sports. Sports range from the beginner through both the junior and national levels of athletic competition. Evening recreation programs are designed to provide opportunities for leisure and social activities.

Almond Country Farms
Horse Camp
CONTACT: (530) 343-1558, 570-5984
AGES: 4-15 years
COST: $25 a day
DATES: June 13th – August 10th
DESCRIPTION: Horse Camp is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8am-12pm for children ages 4-15 years old. Learn riding, care, and all about horses. This camp runs weekly through summer break. Campers may come as often as they like, as camp is on a daily sign-up basis.

The Artist’s Garden
Art Camp
CONTACT: 530-588-1767, Artist’s Garden Chico Facebook Page, Sign up form:
AGES: 5 to 14 year olds
COST: $150, discount for siblings
French Impressionists
Session 1: June 12-15 (Ages 8-14)
Session 2: June 19-22 (Ages 5-8)
Modern Artists
Session 3: June 26-29 (Ages 8-14)
Session 4: July 10-13 (Ages 5-8)
DESCRIPTION: In Art Camp we create and explore in the garden. While learning about famous artists and periods, use a variety of art materials and techniques: watercolor, acrylic, and tempera paints, collage, yarn, clay, pastel and more. Lessons are adjusted to fit the interests and skills of the students. Each camp session ends with a painting party using canvas and easels. (Monday-Thru Thursday 9:00 to 12:00)

Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley
Camp Quest (Paradise)            CONTACT: 530-873-2437,
AGES: 6-12 years old            COST: $125.00 per week
DATES: 6/12/2017-8/11/2017
DESCRIPTION: Join us this summer for Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Quest: A full service day camp for youth ages 6-12. Open Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm. Camp Quest is the most affordable summer program in Paradise and provides the most inclusive services. There will be a fun new theme each week, from sports to art, and more. Sign up for one week or all ten. Camp is $125.00 weekly and includes meals and trips.
Camp Journey (Chico)            CONTACT: 530-899-0335,
AGES: 6-12 years old            COST: $145.00 per week
DATES: 6/12/2017-8/15/2017
DESCRIPTION: Journey into the summer with the Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Journey: A full service day camp for youth ages 6-12. Open Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm. Camp Journey is the most affordable summer program in Chico and provides the most inclusive services. There will be a fun new theme each week from sports to art, and more. Sign up for one week or all ten. Camp is $145.00 weekly and includes meals and trips.

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps
CONTACT: 530-332-9172,
AGES: Varies by camp, please call
COST: Varies by camp, please call
June 5 – 9: Morning Mash Up Camp, Coding 4 Kidz Camp, Afternoon Mash Up Camp, Comic Book Creator Camp
June 12 – 16: Angry Birdies vs Pokémon Camp, Jr. Robotics Camp, Mine Craft 103, Crafting Your World, Stop Motion Animation
June 19 – 23: Everything is Awesome Camp!, Ev3 Robotics Camp, Super Hero Academy, Stop Motion Animation Camp
June 26 – 30: Minecraft 210, Into the Nether, Jr. Robotics, Brick City Engineers Camp, EV3 Advanced Robotics
July 5 – 7: Open Play
July 10 – 14: Mighty Girlz Camp!, Comic Book Creator Camp, Star Wars Camp,
July 17 – 21: Wild Animal Park Camp, Stop Motion Animation, Pirates and Princesses Camp, Robotics
July 24 – 28: Ninja Camp, Jr. Robotics, Pokémon Camp, Stop Motion Animation
July 31 – Aug 4: Batman Camp, Ev3 Robotics, Wizards and Muggles Camp, Comic Book Creator Camp
Aug 7 – 11: Jedi Training Academy, Stop Motion Animation, Minecraft 301, End of Dragons, Robotics
Aug 14 – 18: Ninja vs Nexo Knights Camp, Robotics, Mighty Girlz ll, Stop Motion Animation

Butte County 4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Camp at Camp Rockin’ U
CONTACT: 538-7201,
AGES: 9-13 years
COST: $275 275 (includes: meals, lodges, activities, ect.)
DATES: Sunday, June 25th to Thursday, June 30th, 2017
DESCRIPTION: This is your invitation to fun, learning, and adventure! Youth can enjoy hiking, swimming, sports, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, nature study, crafts, campfires, singing, and games – all at 4-H Camp, Lake Francis. The camp has cabins with bunks built to sleep 10 maximum which will include: 1 adult, teen counselors, plus campers.  A Nurse is also part of our full-time staff. Contact the Butte County 4-H office at 538-7201 to learn more!

Butte County Office of Education – Oroville
Creative Visual Arts Camp            CONTACT: 530-532-3051,
AGES: Grades K-8th             COST: $125 Fee increase: $5/camp after May 31.
DATES: July 17th – July 22nd, 9am-4pm with early drop off & late pick up available.
DESCRIPTION: Students hone their talent for self-expression while learning a variety of mediums by participating in activities such as painting, drawing, and crafts. 9am-4pm with early drop off & late pick up available.
Lego Robotics                CONTACT: 530-532-3051,
AGES: 3rd-8th Grades        COST: $125 Fee increase: $5/camp after May 31.
DATES: Camp Dates: June 19th – June 23rd
DESCRIPTION: Working in small groups, students will be mentored by the Las Plumas High School Robotics team to build and program a Lego Robot and compete in a camp tournament against other teams. Includes a t-shirt!
Sports and Nutrition Camp
CONTACT: 530-532-3051,
AGES: Grades K-8th
COST: $125 Fee increase: $5/camp after May 31.
DATES: July 10 – July 14, 9am-4pm: Early drop off & late pick up available
DESCRIPTION: Campers will spend their week creating healthy snacks and participating in variety of sports activities, including swimming, First Tee golf, soccer, and much more.
STEM Camp                CONTACT: 530-532-3051,
AGES: Grades K-8th             COST: $125 Fee increase: $5/camp after May 31.
DATES: July 24th –July 28th, 9am-4pm: Early drop off & late pick up available
DESCRIPTION: Hands-on camp offering a variety of science activities, including making GAK, designing power cars, digital editing, and wacky experiments.
Technology Exploration Camp        CONTACT: 530-532-3051,
AGES: 2nd – 8th Grades        COST: $125 Fee increase: $5/camp after May 31.
DATES: June 26th – June 30th 9am-4pm: Early drop off and late pick up available
DESCRIPTION: Fun course in programming, game design, green screen, drones, animation, robotics, and more for aspiring tech innovators. Emphasis will be on creativity and exploration. Students of all levels will enjoy!

Butte Humane Society
BHS Summer Camp
CONTACT: 530-343-7917×109,
AGES: 12-15
COST: $225
DATES: June 17th – July1st
DESCRIPTION: Campers team up with shelter dogs to train them basic commands and behaviors each morning and learn what it is like to work in a variety of animal related careers from industry professionals. Not only will campers make a huge difference in the life of the dogs that they are paired with, but they will learn a myriad of skills that build empathy, patience, citizenship, and a philanthropic outlook on life.

California Regional Theatre
CRT Kids Summer Theatre Camp
CONTACT: 1-800-722-4522,
AGES: 5-15            COST: Ages 5-6 $165, 7-10 $180, 11-15 $195
DATES: 6/12-6/30  &  7/10-7/30
DESCRIPTION: Summer camps are a great way to have fun and gain skills at the same time! Each camp is an exciting program designed to cultivate children’s imaginations, foster confidence, and have fun!
June: Students ages 5-10 will perform “Suessical Kids” and Students ages 11-15 will perform “High School Musical 2” Jr.
July: Students ages 5-10 will perform “Music Man” Kids and Students ages 11-15 will perform “Once Upon A Mattress.”

CARD/Chico Creek Nature Center
Camp Chico Creek
CONTACT: 530-891-4671×27,
AGES: 5-11
COST: $29 per ½ day, $45 per full day, $135 per week ½ day, $210 per week full day
DATES: 6/8/17 – 8/18/2017
DESCRIPTION: The Chico Creek Nature Center, located in the heart of Bidwell Park, presents nature education day camps. The program is designed to provide outdoor recreation and to foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Campers enjoy hands on natural science labs, up close animal visits, outdoor games, arts and crafts, and swimming in Big Chico Creek.

Challenger Sports
Challenger Sports Soccer Summer Camps
CONTACT: Ally MacLennan, amaclennan@,
British Soccer Camp
AGES: 3-16
COST: $88-$181
DATES: Chico: Week 1: June 12th –16th & Week 2: June 26th – June 30th, Oroville: June 19th – 23rd, Paradise: July 24th – 28th, Red Bluff: July 31st – August 4th, Redding: Week 1: June 12th – 16th & Week 2: July 24th – 28th, Yuba City: July 17th – 21st
DESCRIPTION: The most popular soccer camp in the country is based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer! Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we identify key techniques that your players need to master to reach their true potential. With programs for each age, the curriculum includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer and small-sided games. To register go to:
TetraBrazil Soccer Camps
AGES: 7 – 15
COST: $130 – $150
DATES: Red Bluff: July 31st – August 4th, Redding: July 10th – 14th
DESCRIPTION: The unique TetraBrazil curriculum contains more than just techniques and tactics. Each member of the TetraBrazil coaching staff will bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion, and creativity of Brazilian soccer to the camps. In addition to learning advanced footwork, new skills and the most effective moves used by top Brazilian players, campers will warm up to samba music, learn Portuguese phrases, and discover what it is like to grow up and play soccer in a country where the game is treated like a religion. To register go to: .
One Week. One Passion Competitive Camp
AGES: 10 – 14
COST: $325
DATES: Redding – June 19th – 23rd
DESCRIPTION: One Week – A one week, 6 hours per day program, for ages 10 to 18. We offer an experience; provide the skills, quickness of play, techniques, disciplines, and knowledge vital for the USA’s soccer generation. One Passion – A chosen, expert, international team from Challenger Sports, will provide an inventive, mentoring and motivational focus, empowering you to take your game to the next level. To register go to:

Chico Area Junior Golf Association (CAJGA)
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Junior Golf Clubs
CONTACT: (530) 570-9876,
AGES: 7-18 (through summer of high school graduation)
COST: Beginner- $35.00 per child / Intermediate- $45.00 per child / Advanced- $50.00 per child
DATES: May- 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 / June- 7, 14, 21, 24 /
July- 5, 12, 19, 28
Junior Golf Association is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization with the mission to introduce as many children as possible to the game of golf and the values it teaches. CAJGA offers Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced junior golf clinics/camps for children ages 7-18 (through summer of high school graduation). Camps are held and Skyway Golf Park and Butte Creek Country Club. Scholarship opportunities are available. Visit our website for more information or to sign up for a clinic program (clinics are listed under the “Tournaments” tab).

Chico Area Recreation District
CARD Camps
CONTACT: (530) 895-4711,
AGES: 3 and up
COST: Varies, see website
DATES: Varies June 12–Aug. 18,
see website
DESCRIPTION: CARD’s huge list of camps covers all ages and interests. My First Camp, A Bug’s Life, and others cater to the youngest campers; various sports camps—baseball, flag football, soccer, water polo and more—are great for your aspiring athletes; and plenty of others like Academy of Rock, art, Camp Chico Creek, Chi-Da-Ca, cooking, LEGO, and Summertime Delight will make your child’s summer memorable.

Chico Cheer All Stars, Inc.
Chico Cheer July Camps
CONTACT: 530-894-2227,
AGES: 5-18
COST: 1st camp $100, 2nd camp $75, 3rd camp $50
DATES: July 10th-13th, July 17th-20th, July 24th-27th
Beginners Cheer Camp: July 10th-13th, If your athlete loves to cheer and tumble then this is the camp for them! Athletes will learn basic cheerleading motions and terminology, tumbling, jumps, and a special dance to perform on the final day! Chants and cheers will also be taught, as well as team activities.
Tumbling Camp: July 17th-20th, If your child loves to tumble, this is the perfect camp to help them succeed. All tumblers will be evaluated on the first day of camp for proper placement in either the beginner or advanced section of camp. Beginners will work on basic tumbling skills and jumps. Instruction includes proper body position and techniques needed for cartwheels, round-offs, and back handsprings. For the advanced tumblers (back handsprings or above) focus will be on higher level tumbling such as tucks, layouts, and fulls.
Stunt Camp: July 24th-27th- This camp is for anyone looking to advance their stunting skills. Kids will learn the proper techniques to base, back spot or fly in a variety of stunts throughout the week. Special focus is on flexibility and proper technique.
Camp info: All camps run 10am-2pm with a minimum of a half hour lunch break.  Please wear shorts and tank top or tee with flexible tennis shoes and bring a sack lunch. Campers must be ages 5 and up.

Chico Creek Dance Centre
Summer Dance Jamm!
CONTACT: 893-9028,
AGES: 6-adult
COST: $125 per camp/discounts for
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DATES: June 26th -July 26th
DESCRIPTION: Looking to have some fun this summer? Come JAMM with us at Chico Creek Dance Centre! We are offering 5 camps that include all different dance styles: Tap, Musical Theater, Jazz, Hip-Hop, lyrical, and Contemporary! Dance Jamm camps are 3 days from 12:00-3:00.  Please call for more information. Instructors: Genevieve Muzquiz, Raven Hunter, & Tianna Haynie.
Show*Kids “Princess Fantasy”
CONTACT: 893-9028,
AGES: 4-10 years
COST: $150
DATES: June 9th -June 20th, 2 week dance camp
DESCRIPTION: Show*Kids “Princess Fantasy” Dance Camp offers children ages 4-10 years an experience in the wonderful world of Dance and Theatre! Campers will be provided with an introduction to several dance styles in preparation for performances during the last week of camp. It is a great opportunity for children to explore their own creativity through movement and meet new friends!  Special camp shirts, crafts, games, prizes, performance, and a cast party are all included. Held from 9 am-noon. Instructors: Melinda Buzan & Sheree Henning.

Chico Dojo
Chico Dojo Day Camp
CONTACT: 530-898-9753
AGES: 5 and up
COST: $25/day or $100/week
DATES: June 19th-23rd, 1-5pm
DESCRIPTION: Each day will be a fun schedule of karate lessons mixed with games – lots and lots of games! Friday the 23rd will be a pool party and snacks will be provided each day.

Chico Montessori Children’s House
Camp Chico Montessori
CONTACT: 530-342-5518,
AGES: 2.9 – 5 years
COST: Varies from $180-$360 with 5% discount if all 5 sessions are booked
DATES: 6/12/2017- 8/1/2017
DESCRIPTION: We are offering a summer program with 5 themed sessions (2 weeks in length) for children ages 2.9 (and potty trained) – 5 years of age. Sessions will include: Music, Animal Planet, Fairy Tales, California Adventure, and Vehicles/Construction. Each session will have multiple hands on activities relating to the theme. Throughout the summer, the Montessori materials and summertime water play will be available. Our first session will begin on Monday, June 12th.

Chico Rebels Lacrosse
Lacrosse ‘Beginnings’ Summer Camp
CONTACT: 801-891-9507,
AGES: 6 – 10
COST: $85
DATES: June 12 – 15
DESCRIPTION: Looking for a crossover sport that’s taking the country by storm? Beginnings is a co-ed program developed for kids ages 6 to 10 that want to try something new. It is a fast-paced, highly-engaging curriculum that teaches fundamental lacrosse principles through engaging games and activities. Whether your child has tried football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey, lacrosse is a multi-dimensional sport that is unlike anything you have tried before. All lacrosse equipment will be furnished and age appropriate.

Dimple Deedles Music Studio
CONTACT:,, 433-1965
AGES: 0-18 months, 18 months – 3 years, 3 years – 5 years
COST: $59
DATES: June & July (see website for dates & class times)
DESCRIPTION: Peek-a-Boo I Love You- Learn songs, finger plays, and dances you need to enhance your experience with baby at home.
Beach Days – A beach-themed class to get your child moving and dancing while developing fine motor skills like finger plays, gross motor skills like galloping, and life skills like turn-taking and self-control.
On the Road – A family adventure!  Your child will sing and explore instruments in this summer vacation-themed class.

Durham Recreation & Park District
CONTACT: 345-1921,
AGES: K-2nd and 3rd-6th
COST: $135/weekly (full day)
$90/weekly (half day)
$35/day (full day drop in)
$20/day (half day drop in)
DATES: June 5th – August 11th (weekly)
DESCRIPTION: Join your friends and your favorite camp staff for a week of summer time fun. Weekly camp themes will incorporate a variety of activities such as: outdoor games, team building events, group challenges, crazy crafts, silly projects, field trips, Fun-Food Fridays, the bounce house, pool time, music, and more!

Evangelical Free Church of Chico
EFCC Vacation Bible School
CONTACT: 530-343-6022,
AGES: K-6th Grades
COST: Free
DATES: July 17th-21st
DESCRIPTION: Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they are lovingly crafted by God. VBS is fast approaching and your kids won’t want to miss it. VBS is for kids 5 years old (by Sept 1st) through 6th grade, and it’s FREE! It all takes place July 17th-21st. Registration begins June 1st at, under “Upcoming Events.”

Forebay Aquatic Center
5-day Youth Aquatic Camps
CONTACT: 530-961-3767,
AGES: 7-12
COST: $150
DATES: Weekly, June 12-August 18
DESCRIPTION: Come learn fun on the water!  Each day try a different watercraft, exploring the Thermalito North Forebay.  Camp is focused on the importance of water safety. Campers will learn to use all types of water equipment: kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, windsurfing, and even sailing! Camp runs 8:30-12:30.
5-day Youth Rowing Camp
CONTACT: 530-961-3767,
AGES: 12-18
COST: $150
DATES: Weekly, July 17-August 11
DESCRIPTION: Week-long camps to learn the basics of Olympic shell rowing. Campers will love the sport with awesome coaches who have a lot of experience in competitive and recreational rowing. All Middle & High School students are invited! No previous experience necessary.  Camp runs 8:00-12:00.

FunLand/ Cal Skate Chico
FunLand Extreme Fun Summer Camps
CONTACT: 343-1601,
AGES: 5-12 years
COST: $165 all day (9-5) or $130 mornings (9-1)
DATES: Session 1: June 13th-17th, Session 2: June 27th-July 1st, Session 3: July 11th-15th, Session 4: July 25th-29th, Session 5: August 8th-12th.
DESCRIPTION: These summer camps are designed to be a fun, heart-healthy, active alternative to the ‘normal’ Summer Camp. This is a chance for the campers to do everything FunLand and Cal Skate has to offer, and then some! Campers can spend the morning or the whole day doing things not normally offered to the public. Activities will include, but are not limited to: Skating, mini-golfing, batting, arts/crafts, arcade games, dodge ball, hockey, and more!
Gateway Science Museum
Gastronomical Food Science
Discovery Camp
CONTACT: 530-898-5130,
AGES: 4-6th grade & 7-9th grade
COST: $210 4-6th grade; $225 7-9th grade (discounts available)
DATES: June 26-30th (4-6th grade) or July 10-14th (7-9th grade)
DESCRIPTION: Join Gateway Science Museum this summer for a week-long gastronomical adventure, discovering where our food comes from! Explore our food systems and experiment with growing and preparing different foods. Investigate the different properties and nutritional attributes of fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. Meet a farmer and discover which of your favorite snacks are produced right here in Northern California.

Handi-Riders Horse Camp
CONTACT: Donna Hernandez,
AGES: 8-15
COST: $250
DATES: June 12 to July 10, 8a-1p
DESCRIPTION: These exciting and educational camps are a great way to spend time with horses. From beginner to experienced, our participants will learn about safety, behavior, care and feeding, hands-on grooming and riding. Everything & snacks included. Required: closed toe western style boots.

Honey Run Quilters
Quilting for Kids
CONTACT: 530-342-5464,
AGES: 8-16 years old
COST: $80
DATES: June 19th-23rd, 9:30am-12:30pm & July 17th-21st, 1:30-4:30pm
Want to beat the heat this summer? Join  us for our annual kids quilt camp. We have a new quilt this year.  It is a beginner level quilt introducing the young sewist to the basics of quilting and sewing—accurate seam allowances, piecing and pressing. All cutting will be completed by HRQ staff prior to camp. Fabric for the project must be picked out a few days before the class.  Water and snack provided each day.   This camp will be offered both in June and July.  If you repeat in July, we will have a different quilt for you to do.
Stay all day and take the sewing project camp too!

HYPE Dance Studio
CONTACT: (530) 898-8789,
Disney Princess Camp
AGES: 3-5, 6-8
COST: $95.00
DATES: June 12-14, 9AM – 12PM
DESCRIPTION: Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine! Dancers are encouraged to dress in their favorite Disney Princess attire! Each day will include an hour of ballet, ½ hour of snack/craft/color time, ½ hour story time, an hour of choreography.  Breaks included. Early drop off at 8:30 AM is available. Please bring a snack!
Hip Hop Camp
AGES: 4-6, 7-12
COST: $125.00
Dates: June 19-22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Learn the latest hip-hop moves with great music kids love!  Each day will include 2 hours of hip-hop instruction, including warm-up, tricks and skills, rhythm and musicality, and choreography. Plus 1 hour of freestyle and creative dance with clean and appropriate music and movement for children. Breaks included. This camp fills up fast, early registration suggested!
Moana Camp
AGES: 3-5, 6-8
COST: $95.00
DATES: June 26-28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Get ready for an amazing journey to the sea as we explore the musical voyage of Moana and friends! Dancers are encouraged to dress for the adventure! Island-themed activities will be included, an hour of ballet and jazz, ½ hour of snack/craft/color time, ½ hour story time, an hour of choreography. Early drop off at 8:30 AM is available. Bring a snack!  Register early for this one!
Music Video Camp
AGES: 6-8, 9-12.  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost:  $125.00 (DVD copy of the music video will be available to purchase for $20 at the camp) Dates: July 10-13.
DESCRIPTION: Calling all dancers! Get ready to star in your very own MUSIC VIDEO! Dancers will learn choreography and get styled for their first music video shoot ever!  Professional cameras will come “on location” to HYPE’s specially designed set to film on the final day!  Dancers will learn hip-hop and jazz choreography, and learn the exciting process of dancing in a music video.
Pom Camp
AGES: 4-6, 7-10
COST:  $110.00- includes pom poms!
DATES:  July 17-19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: If your child loves to cheer and dance…this is the camp for her! Kids will learn pom motions and terminology, dance technique, team movement, and a special dance to perform on Final Day! Chants and cheers will also be taught, as well as team-building activities daily. Breaks included. Early drop off at 8:30 AM is available. Please wear shorts and tank/t-shirt with flexible sneakers. Bring a snack!
Frozen Camp
AGES: 3-5, 6-8
COST:  $95.00
DATES:  July 24-26. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy the music and moves from the Hit Movie, FROZEN!  Each day includes an hour of ballet and jazz, 1/2 hour of snack/craft/color time, 1/2 hour story time, and an hour of choreography. Early drop off at 8:30 AM is available. Bring a snack!

In Motion Fitness
Kids in Motion Swim Camps
CONTACT: 895-6437,
AGES: 4yrs-8yrs
COST: $105 per child/session
DATES: June 12, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, Aug. 7th
DESCRIPTION: All camps are Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Camps include lots of swimming, fun art projects, and a yummy, healthy snack. Camps are limited to 20 kids. Must pay to reserve a spot.

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences
Maker Camp!
Supported by Inspire School of Arts & Sciences and MakerED
CONTACT: 530-891-3090
AGES: 7th-9th grade
COST: Free (donations accepted)
DATES: July 10th-14th
DESCRIPTION: Do you like to express yourself, design creations, and innovate in unique ways? A MakerCorps member will guide participants through the process of turning ideas into reality supported by the creative spaces Inspire has to offer. 3D printing, laser engraving, animation/video lab, ceramic wheels, as well as theater, dance, and recording studio spaces are some of the activities participants will explore throughout the week. Families are invited to the final day to a mini-maker faire where participants will display, perform, or present their creations. Space is limited. To register, go to the link at

J Robinson Wrestling Camps
J Robinson Technique and Competition Wrestling Camps
CONTACT: 612-349-6585,
AGES: 8 – 18 Technique, 12-18 Competition
COST: $379 – $499
DATES: July 18 – 22 & July 23 – 27
DESCRIPTION: Featuring Chico native and 2016 NCAA Champion Nahshon Garrett, as well as 2016 National Champion Dean Heil and All-Americans Brett Pfarr and Michael Kroells, J Robinson Wrestling Camps will host a 5-Day Technique Camp and a 5-Day Competition Camp at CSU, Chico. The two camps may be combined for a discounted 10-Day Combo Camp price. Learn more and register for the nation’s #1 wrestling camp system at

Camp KidsPark
CONTACT: 530-894-6800,
AGES: 2-12
COST: Daily or hourly rates- call for more information.
DATES: 6/12-8/5
DESCRITION: KidsPark is offering fun, weekly themed summer camps. Each week is packed full of a variety of activities, guaranteed to be fun for everyone. From Kitchen Cooking, to Wacky Water Week, Goopy Gak Attack, and more. KidsPark summer camps have been a creating great summer memories for the last 10 years! Call now for more information.

Northern California Ballet
Northern California Intensive Summer Ballet Program
CONTACT: Trudi Angel 530 872 1719
AGES: 8 to 21
COST: ages 8 to 11 $135.00,
ages 12 to 21 $550.00
DATES: July 28th to August 6th 9:30am to 5:30pm. Lunch will be served on campus.
DESCRIPTION: The program will conduct sessions in Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Modern Jazz, and Character. There will also be Spanish dancing and lectures in injury prevention and nutrition. There will be a work shop performance on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Housing if needed is $135.00; the students will be housed with a dancer family.

North State Ballet
Intensive Program
CONTACT: 774-2364
AGES: 10 and up by start of intensive
COST: $600 (2 weeks), $350 (1 week), or $75 (daily drop-in)
DATES: July 10-14 and 17-21
DESCRIPTION: Our ballet intensive program is geared for upper and lower, intermediate/advanced ballet students. NSB will be hosting guest master instructors in multiple genres of dance. This program will run for up to two weeks, Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Current NSB students will receive a 10% discount (5% for non-NSB students) if registered and paid in full by June 1st. A 50% deposit is due upon registration, regardless of the discount.

Southwind Farm and Training Stable
Summer Horse Camp at Southwindarm
CONTACT: 530-897-0899,
AGES: Ages 6 and up
COST: $285/session
DATES: Session 1: July 17th-July 21st, 9am-2pm
Session 2: July 31st-August 4th, 9am-2pm
DESCRIPTION: The 15th Annual Summer Horse Camp at Southwind Farm offers riding instruction, horsemanship, crafts, and games for ages 6 and up at our clean, safe, and professional facility. Safety is taught and practiced while having fun and learning on our gentle and reliable lesson horses. All camps are taught by our experienced instructors, for all levels of riders. Call or email with your address for a brochure. Space is limited.

The Studio 561
The Studio 561 Summer Kids Camp
CONTACT: 530-370-1285,,,
561 East Lindo Ave. Chico
AGES: 6-12
COST: $175 per week half day, 9-12 am or 1-4pm
DATES: July 10-21
DESCRIPTION: These artist led art and craft camps will not only entertain, they will educate in the art around us, in nature, and within ourselves. Every day is a new activity with the focus on developing the natural talent and interest of your child.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Discovery Camps at Turtle Bay
CONTACT: 530-242-3108,
AGES: 7-10
COST: $160/wk -members, $180/wk -non
DATES: 6/12-16, 6/19-23, 7/17-21
Monday – Friday, June 12-16, 2017 –
Spy Camp: Calling all sleuths!  A case file has been left at Turtle Bay!  Help piece together the case and identify the suspects.  Campers will solve a Turtle Bay mystery by analyzing physical evidence from a crime scene, experimenting with chemistry, and even building a miniature getaway car!  Do you have what it takes to solve the crime? Registration Deadline is May 26, 2017.
Monday – Friday, June 19-23, 2017
Icky Sticky Science: Join us for a tour of the grosser things in life and nature, from boogers and mucus to weird plant and animal adaptations. Conduct fun and messy science experiments that will have you saying “eew!” Campers will learn the science and purpose behind each nasty phenomenon and leave with a newfound appreciation of the world’s weird—but necessary—processes. Registration Deadline is June 2, 2017
Monday – Friday, July 17-21, 2017  Maker Camp: Innovations, creations, and workstations – this week, campers will take matters into their own hands and construct machines, build circuits, and design innovative tools! Focused on hands-on self-led activities and problem solving, we are so excited to offer our very first Maker Camp. We will provide the glue, tape, cardboard, and spaghetti noodles; what will you make of them? Registration Deadline is June 30, 2017.

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology
Summer Camp at the Valene Smith Museum of Anthropology
on Chico State Campus!
CONTACT: 530-898-5397 or or
AGES: 5-11
COST: $100 each session
DATES: July 5th-27th, M-Th 8:30-12:30
DESCRIPTION: Travel the globe to enter epic time periods. Come explore where history and fantasy connect with games, art, and science. See the world through the lens of anthropology! Plus,Whacky Wednesdays – optional theme-related dress up days!
All about Pirates: July 5 & 6 – $50 (half week)
Mummies & Mysteries: July 10 – 13
Fantastic Beasts: July 17- 20
Adventures in Archaeology: July 24 – 27

Wood Family Farm
Wood Family Farm Camp
CONTACT: 343-7120
AGES: Preschool – 10 years
COST: $125.00
DATES: Held weekly throughout the summer
DESCRIPTION: Wood Family Farm is passionate about providing hands on experiences that connect Chico area kids with the world around them. Children will care for our various farm animals, tend to our large organic garden, cook fresh healthy food, and enjoy creative art projects as we play and learn together at Wood Family Farm- a place to grow. Camps are held M-F 8:30-12:00 noon. There is online registration for all of your favorite camps, and check out the new ones, too!!

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