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Summer Day Camp — Gilroy If you’re looking for a more traditional camp experience, the city of Gilroy offers a great summer day camp at Gilroy Gardens for kids between the ages of 6 and 12. The day camp is offered weekly from June 18th through July 27th, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Each week features a new opportunity for adventure and discovery, with fi eld trips to different places that will help your child learn new skills such as cooking, ice skating, or golfi ng. You can sign up for the weeks that you think your kids will enjoy the most or if they’re up for any- thing then you can even do all six. Mt. Madonna YMCA — Morgan Hill Bright Ranch — San Martin If your children really love being outdoors, taking a hands-on approach to life, and getting messy, then Bright Ranch might be the perfect place for them. Bright Ranch offers a summer camp for kids ages 5 to 11, on July 9th through 13th, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Kids get to color, play games, partici- pate in a variety of ranch activities, and do some horseback riding. The folks at Bright Ranch wholeheartedly believe that animals and nature have a lot to teach us about life and the world at large. Not only will your kids be having a great time, they’ll be learning life lessons and the value of responsibility. Article Brought To You By: d o Ki s, I G Fa JUNE/JULY 2018 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN The Kiddie Academy provides an educational CampVentures program that transforms your child’s summer vacation into a summer of exploration. The program features themed events, activities, trips, and developmentally appropriate games for children of preschool to elementary school age. Their programs are specially tailored towards your child’s age, rang- ing from their 2-year-old program, which helps toddlers build off of skills they already know, their 3 to 4-year-old program that centers around more real world topics, or their 5-year- old to school age programs, which allow kids to direct their learning based on what interests them. Each program empha- sizes creativity, exploration, investigation, and invention. Mt. Madonna offers another traditional day camp packed with activities ranging from sports to arts and crafts, and tons of games. Their summer programs provide a safe, educational environment that’s all about adventure, personal growth, and making lasting friendships and memories. During the day camp, kids work in small groups to decide what the next day’s activities and focus will be. The YMCA also offers Overnight Camps in Camp Campbell, where kids can participate in nature hikes, learn archery, and enjoy other outdoor activities. They even offer High Five camps for little campers getting ready to enter kindergarten in the fall. Kiddie Academy — Morgan Hill If your kids have a fl air for drama and love movies and per- forming, then this is the camp for them. STAR Arts Education provides a safe, nurturing environment where kids can com- fortably express themselves and learn all about the performing and visual arts. All kids, whether they’re new to acting or little pros, are given the opportunity to perform. This year will fea- ture a Lion King Musical Theater camp for kids ages 8 to 16, which will take place between June 25th and July 30th. There is also the Nova Film Festival video production camp for kids ages 11 to 16, starting on June 25th and ending July 13th. The Little Gym offers a summer day camp program for kids ages 3 to 12. They combine physical activity, games, and arts and crafts in a safe indoor environment, which is great for kids who suffer from allergies or just don’t like being outdoors. For children ages 3 to 8, The Little Gym has a Super Quest Camp, where each week focuses on an interactive learning theme with a creative lesson plan. Kids ag \  L[\X\]B[Z\ܘYH[[[\ X\H Z\ܘ[H\[ۈY[\[\YYX]K܈Y[Y[[\X[˂T\YX][ۈ8%[BH]H[Hو[ܙ[[[[Y\&\\\[Hܛ\H[B\\HܙX][YHۈX][ۈ[[YH]X[]H[Z[H[YK]8&\[˜HܙX]ܝ[]H܈Y[YB[[X]]Y\^H[&]ܛX[B^\Y[H[ Y[x&\H[™܈Y][][[\Z[[[X[\[[&\Z[\[Z\XZ\H\HH][[Y\[\[H\XHۜY\BH[H™Z^KB MH[ܛ]B[BY˛ܙŒL