Parents may still be on the clock, but school is officially out for Sonoma County kids. For those looking for last-minute plans to fill the calendar, there are still spots left to get them enrolled in summer camp. With themes from science to sports, one is bound to pique a child’s interest. After all, it is their break from school, and you don’t want it to feel like homework to go.
Here is a list of some of the local summer camps that still have last-minute openings. For a full list of summer camps, visit pressdemocrat.com/camps.
Camp Yu-Chi’s Stupendous Shark Week Camp
June 19 – 23 (ages 6-12)
Featuring a trip to Doran Beach to learn about fish, whales and of course, sharks, campers will explore life in the deep blue sea as they learn the truth about the ocean’s most infamous creature and do activities like making shark tooth necklaces. The camp will take place at Youth Community Park Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., extended hours are available for an additional fee. To register, click here. $175 per child.
Camp Wa-Tam’s Lights, Camera, Camp!
July 5 - 7 (ages 6-12)
This three-day camp makes your child the star. Young aspiring directors, producers and actors steal the show as they plan a variety performance that takes the creativity of props, set design, costumes and special effects and the fun of performing. The camp takes place July 5 – July 7 at Santa Rosa’s Howarth Community Park Monday through Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Thursday’s beginning at 1 p.m. and Friday’s beginning at 10 a.m. To register, click here. Extended hours are available for an additional fee. $185 per child.
Camp-Doyle’s Sunsational Science Camp
July 10 – 14 (ages 6-12)
This five-day camp will begin with science-based art projects where campers will learn sunshine and science. Children will also get to see a magical presentation by Bene and Bebe’s Magic Circus as well as a solar and star show at Santa Rosa Junior College’s planetarium. This camp will take place at Doyle Park Clubhouse in Santa Rosa from 10:30 to 5:15 p.m. with extended hours available at additional charge. To register click here. $175 per child.
July 25- 28 (ages 6-18)
In partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, Kamp Kennedy is a four-day camp for children and teens with developmental disabilities. Campers will meet new friends while crafting, playing games, boating and cooking outdoors. This camp will take place at Howarth Community Park Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. To register, call 707-543-3737. $135 per camper.
YMCA Sports Camp
Sessions vary June – August (ages 6-12)
Get all your youngster's energy out at a YMCA sports camp. Sessions last two weeks and include trips to Cal Skate, Rebounderz, Scandia and an Oakland A’s game. Each session will focus on different sports that will be packed full of practice games, coaching, coordination drills, sports trivia and most importantly, teamwork. Camp will take place at the YMCA’s two Santa Rosa locations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Register online here.
YMCA Summer Adventure Camp
Sessions vary June - August (session 5) (ages 6-12)
Perfect for curious minds and adventurers, YMCA’S Summer Adventure Camp has five sessions, varying in dates and themes, which feature field trips to Armstrong Woods, Snoopy’s Ice, Epicenter Bowling and Cal-Skate. Children will participate in activities and crafts focusing on their camp theme which range from ‘Zootopia’ to ‘Comic Book Heroes.’ Camps are still available at Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa YMCA locations. Register online at here. Pricing starts at $356 for two-week sessions.