While many summer camps are now in full swing, there are dozens of great options with space still available. Options abound, and range from sewing camps to Harry Potter to dance camps to backpacking adventures.
JACK LONDON ADVENTURE WRITING CAMP
Localized nature writing fun for children entering grades 6 through 8. Sessions include July 10 to 14, July 17 to 21, and July 24 to 28, and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $300, $250 before May 31. 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen. jacklondonpark.com or 938-5216.
PETS LIFELINE SUMMER CAMP
Children ages 6 to 12 learn about animal needs and how to be safe around dogs and cats. The campers socialize kittens, read to dogs and meet exotic animals. June 12 to Aug 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $125 per week. 19686 Eighth St. E. petslifeline.org or 996-4577.
The Studdert Family Farm offers farm camps all summer for children aged 2.5-9 years old. Activities include caring for sheep, chickens and various farm animals, gardening, climbing trees, building forts, arts and crafts, sports and old-fashioned un-structured play. Kids spend all their time outdoors. Small camp (14 max). Email Cindy Studdert at email@example.com to check availability.
Art, music, dance, theater
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS ART CAMP
Throughout the summer, the Maxwell Clubhouse offers weekly art camps each morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 12. After-care is available. $130/session. 100 W. Verano Ave. bgcsonoma.org or 938-8544
RHOTEN PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
Budding thespians learn the secrets of great acting, improv, Shakespeare, tap dancing, hip-hop, magic, journalism, video, photography and more, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m daily, July 10 to 21. Cost is $490 to $520. 476 First St. E. rhotenproductions.com or 509-0275
SONOMA ACADEMY OF DANCE & ARTS CAMPS
Themed sessions include Archaeology Camp (June 19 to 23, ages 4 to 11); Kids Dance Camp (June 26 to 30, ages 4 to 9); Teen Dance Camp (June 26 to June 30, ages 10 to 16); Tinker & Makers Camp (July 10 to 14, ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 11); Kids Musical Theater Camp (July 17 to 21, ages 4 to 9); Teen Musical Theater Camp (July 17 to 21, ages 10 to 16); Summer Scout Wilderness Camp (July 24 to 28, ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12); Princess Camp (July 31 to Aug 4, ages 3 to 9); and Camp Entrepreneur (Aug 7 to 11, ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 14). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., after-care available. $250/week. 252 W. Spain St. sonomasummercamps.com or 933-9933
SONOMA CONSERVATORY OF DANCE SUMMER WORKSHOP
All ages and levels “Come soar with us” in weekly programs July 3 to Aug. 6. 561 Broadway. SonomaConservatoryofDance.org or 938-1424.
THE THEATER SCHOOL
An intensive theater program for ages 12 to 18 is offered June 26 to 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A general theater camp for kids is open to ages 7 to 12, from June 12 to 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price is $400, $375 before April 15. 19485 Highway 12. thetheaterschool.com or (917) 821-6414
BGC STEAM CAMPS
Students ages 8 to 14 who are interested in digital media, technology and engineering can explore these passions in the BGC Intel Clubhouse from June through early August, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m daily. $130/session. 100 W. Verano Ave. bgcsonoma.org or 938-8544
A Sonoma County-wide camp database is available online at pressdemocrat.com/camps.