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Summer camp options in Sonoma

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Options further afield

If you are willing to drive a little further away, the array of camp possibilities is even broader.

• Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park does a great Excel camp for academically accelerated children - sonoma.edu/exed/excel.

• Sonoma Academy is offering half and full day camps for ages 10 to 14 – sonomaacademy.org.

• McDonald Ranch offers a day camp with swimming, boating, archery and more at Morton’s Warm Springs in Glen Ellen – mcdonaldranch.org.

• Petaluma Natural Science Museum offers a summer camp – petalumawildlifemuseum.org.

• Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma offers a theater camp – cinnabartheater.org.

• Driven Raceway in Rohnert Park has a driving and arcade camp – drivenraceway.com.

• Justin-Siena in Napa (justin-siena.org) offers an array of sports camps.

North Bay Rowing in Petaluma offers learn to row summer crew camps. Northbayrowing.org

• There is a fencing camp in Petaluma (egfencing.com) as well as a sailing camp (658-1365).

• Sonoma State also has some great sports camps, taught by current college players (sonomaseawolves.com).

While familiar favorites are returning, a host of new camps are being offered in Sonoma this summer – and now is the time to sign up. From entrepreneurship to engineering, sewing to singing and lifeguarding to Legos, there’s a camp for just about every interest.

Information may still be changing, so check each camp’s website for specific age ranges, offerings and pricing.

ARTESCAPE

ARTescape Sonoma will offer camps for ages 7 to 12 weekly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 11 to Aug. 3, with a variety of different focuses, plus a teen camp July 9 to 13. Choices include metal art, urban art, textiles and more. artescapesonoma.com

BALLET

The Sonoma Conservatory of Dance is offering dance, art, drama, knitting and writing programs this summer for ages 6 and up from July 9 to Aug. 17, as well as a Petit Ballet summer camp for ages 3 to 5, Aug. 13 to 17. sonomadancestudio.com

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

The Boys & Girls Club offers a variety of camps for grades 1 to 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week, as well as related field trips. Specialty camps include rock climbing, cars, 3D modeling, volleyball, soccer, basketball, flag football, app development, Lego, woodshop, art fantasy, baking, sewing and photography. High schoolers learn about college, careers, personal finance, sports and more. bgcsonoma.org

COOKING CAMP

Ramekins offers cooking camps for kids ages 8 to 12, with a curriculum that includes four days of hands-on training in the kitchen. June 18 to 21 and July 23 to 26. ramekins.com

CRESCENT MONTESSORI

Crescent is offering a new preschool camp in the mornings, weekly from July 16 to Aug. 10. crescentmontessori.com

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

A new Great Composers music camp will be offered from July 31 to Aug. 4 for ages 5 to 12 at the church on First Street East. Fbsonoma.com.

HANNA HAWKS DAY CAMP

Hanna Boys Center is again offering a sports and rec camp to the public this year. The co-ed camps, for ages 5 to 15, include separate weeklong camps for basketball and baseball, as well as weeklong general rec camps in June and July. There is also a special needs soccer camp July 2 to 6 for ages 5 to 15. hannacenter.org

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ATHLETICS

There are a variety of sports camps (soccer, volleyball, basketball and more) being offered this year on the Presentation School campus at 20872 Broadway. June 11 to Aug. 10. nationalacademyofathletics.com.

NATURE CAMP & LEADERSHIP CAMP

Rhoten Productions returns with its all-day Nature Camp at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve, June 4 to Aug. 3. Activities for ages 5 to 12 include hiking, creek walks, nature studies, swimming, crafts and a ropes course. rhotenproductions.com

PETS LIFELINE

Pets Lifeline’s summer camps run every week in the mornings from June 11 to Aug. 17. In addition to learning about the animals at the Valley’s only animal shelter, camp includes weekly guests, reptiles, wildlife, therapy dogs and more. petslifeline.org

PERFORMING ARTS

Rhoten Productions will once again offer its Performing Arts Camp, led by Roger and Diana Rhoten, at the Sebastiani Theatre, July 9 to 20. Students ages 5 and up learn about acting, singing, dancing, stilt-walking, magic tricks and more. sebastianitheatre.com

SEWING CAMP

Options further afield

If you are willing to drive a little further away, the array of camp possibilities is even broader.

• Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park does a great Excel camp for academically accelerated children - sonoma.edu/exed/excel.

• Sonoma Academy is offering half and full day camps for ages 10 to 14 – sonomaacademy.org.

• McDonald Ranch offers a day camp with swimming, boating, archery and more at Morton’s Warm Springs in Glen Ellen – mcdonaldranch.org.

• Petaluma Natural Science Museum offers a summer camp – petalumawildlifemuseum.org.

• Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma offers a theater camp – cinnabartheater.org.

• Driven Raceway in Rohnert Park has a driving and arcade camp – drivenraceway.com.

• Justin-Siena in Napa (justin-siena.org) offers an array of sports camps.

North Bay Rowing in Petaluma offers learn to row summer crew camps. Northbayrowing.org

• There is a fencing camp in Petaluma (egfencing.com) as well as a sailing camp (658-1365).

• Sonoma State also has some great sports camps, taught by current college players (sonomaseawolves.com).

Broadway Quilts is hosting sewing camps for ages 9 to 15 from June 11 to 14 and July 16 to 19. broadwayquilts.com

SOCCER

Held at Field of Dreams, British Soccer Camps provides players with foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, a daily tournament and a free ball and shirt. The camp runs July 9 to 13 and from July 30 to Aug. 3. Ages 3 to 12. challengersports.com

ST. ANDREW CHURCH CAMP

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is offering a Vacation Bible School Splash Canyon Camp June 25 to 29, with different options for preschool through fifth grade. andrewpres.org.

ST. FRANCIS SUMMER CAMPS

St. Francis Solano School will offer art, singing and Lego robotics camps this summer, from June 11 to 22. saintfrancissolano.org.

SONOMA ACADEMY OF DANCE

The Sonoma Academy of Dance is back, with a wide array of offerings this year for ages 4 to 16. The one-week sessions run from June 25 to Aug. 10 at Burlingame Hall. $135 to $250, depending on hours. Camp offerings include archeology, entrepreneurship, dance, filmmaking, princesses, wilderness and more. sonomasummercamps.com

SONOMA CHARTER SCHOOL

SCS is offering an art academy camp for ages 7 to 12 from June 4 weekly through June 29. The camp is Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Julie Calhoun at funnytrees@hotmail.comor 292-9621 for more information.

SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER

SCC will be offering a sewing and fiber arts camp for ages 10 to 16 from June 18 to 22. There will also be a ceramics camp for ages 5 to 10 from Aug. 6 to 10. Sonomacommunitycenter.org.

SONOMA ECOLOGY CENTER

The Sonoma Ecology Center will host five weeks of camp, both Harry Potter camps and Creek Camp, as well as Intro to Back Packing and Advanced Youth Backpacking Trek. There are options throughout June and July. sonomaecologycenter.org.

SONOMA GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

Our local gymnastics spot is offering full and half day camps for ages 4 and up from June 4 to August 17. sonomagymnasticsacademy.com/events/camps/

SONOMA LAND TRUST

SLT’s three sessions of Bay Camp are bilingual summer day camps that aims to connect campers to nature through kayaking and bicycling. Three sessions for ages 7 to 14, July 9 to 27. Sonomalandtrust.org

SONOMA STOMPERS

Sonoma Stompers Kid’s Camp is set for July 17 to 19 and August 7 to 9. You can find more info at .stompersbaseball.com/kidscamp/


SONOMA VALLEY MUSEUM OF ART

Summer Studios at SVMA will take place July 16 to 20 and July 23 to 27 for ages 6 to 15. The new program this year blends art, music dance and theater. svma.org

STUDDERT FAMILY FARM

Farm Tots returns this summer weekly from June 11 through Aug. 24. The camp runs Mondays through Thursdays mornings for ages 2 to 8. Farmtots.blogspot.com.

SWIMMING AND WATER POLO

Sonoma Aquatic Club in Agua Caliente holds summer swim programs for babies to adults, including swim lessons; stroke school; Sea Dragon swim team; junior lifeguard camps; water polo clinics; masters swimming for adults and parent-and-tot water classes. sonomaaquaticclub.com

TENNIS

Sonoma Valley Tennis Association’s teaching pro, Felipe Monroy, is offering a junior tennis program every weekday afternoon from June into August for elementary, middle- and high-school students. Sign up is by the week or drop in. sonomavalleytennis.org

THE THEATER SCHOOL CAMP

The Theater School will offer camps in its black Bbox theater for ages 7 to 12 from June 11 to 16. . thetheaterschool.com

TRANSCENDENCE KIDS CAMP

The theater company in Glen Ellen is offering a theater camp for ages 8 to 17 for one week only from July 9 to 14. Bestnightever.org.

YMCA KIDS CLUB

The YMCA is offering Sonoma summer camps at Prestwood Elementary School for ages 6 to 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays June 4 to Aug. 10 (extended program until 5:30 available). Scfymac.org.

Did we miss a camp? Email ourschools@sonomanews.com.