Charter offers community kids camp
Sonoma Charter School is offering occasional day camps on non-school, non-holidays for a fun place for kids to enjoy a variety of specialized activities. Its Nov. 1 camp had a cake decorating session, a science session, a craft session, cartoon drawing and obstacle course/relay race. The camps help out working parents so they have a place to send their kids on days when there is no school, but also serve as a fundraiser for the school. In the recent science session, students made lava lamps out of oil and water, a volcano, and “bubble bombs” which were ziplock bags with baking soda and vinegar which then caused a chemical reaction to make them fill up with CO2 then burst – which the kids really enjoyed. Everyone went home with cupcakes they decorated, a “grass buddy” from an organization called Kids Growing Strong, and their own “lava lamp.” Pictured are first-graders, Cooper McCauley Anast and John Methner looking at their “lava lamp.” The camps are open to elementary school children throughout the community. The next camps are tentatively scheduled for April 1 and May 13. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website close to those dates for details and to sign up.