Kids Adventure ...............................S9 IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS May 6, 2009 Bible Camps ........................S20 Section YMCA Camps..........................S2 S EDITOR JEFF CORDES — 726-8060 CAMPS & SUMMER FUN In tough times, kids still love Cancer survivors being in Idaho connect on the Welcome to your guide to summer camps and fun Salmon River By JEFF CORDES Express Staff Writer Tough economic times have ar- rived. Parents are scratching their heads and searching for the right ways to keep their kids busy this summer. It’s tough, but not impos- sible. Living in the mountains of Idaho cushions the blow. There is plenty to do right out the back door. Kids need some of that priceless uninterrupted time for play on their own and with friends during summer. Remember, kids don’t have to do it all. Neither do parents. Here at the Idaho Mountain Ex- press, we’re always amazed at the variety of summer activities and programs offered by skilled instruc- tors and guides. These people work hard to offer the best environments for kids to enjoy themselves and Courtesy photo learn. Camp Discovery Idaho whitewater trips are all about enabling healing and strengthening the mind, body and spirit of participants with cancer. Idaho Mountain Express report- ers Jason Kauffman, Tony Evans, Jon Duval, Sabina Dana Plasse, Adventure programs offer a challenge Terry Smith, Della Sentilles and Jeff Cordes have been busy recently Registration is open to teen and young while providing encouragement and oppor- McCall and traverse an 80-mile stretch of ﬁnding out all the ways that kids adult cancer survivors for whitewater ad- tunity for accomplishment in a wilderness the Salmon River. Wilderness River Outﬁt- can ﬁll their days. venture programs on the Salmon River this setting. ters, a licensed outﬁtter for 37 years, will You’ll ﬁnd plenty of opportuni- summer with 2009 Camp Discovery Idaho. Tim, 22, ﬁrst diagnosed with cancer at guide the rafting in oar boats, paddle boats ties in today’s Kids Camps and Sum- The cost-free river trips offer young sur- age three, found renewed strength paddling and inﬂatable kayaks. Physical challenges mer Fun section. At the Express, vivors opportunity to connect with peers, on the Salmon River. are tailored to individual ﬁtness levels and we’re grateful that these advertisers challenge themselves in the outdoors and ad- His mother Susan commented on the abilities. All rafting and camping gear is keep stepping forward with their dress physical and emotional issues unique change she noticed in her son after attend- provided. programs, tough times or not. to cancer. ing Camp Discovery Idaho. She said, “The Now in its third year of programming, Check registration deadlines Two programs are being offered, one for river brought about energy in Tim which Camp Discovery Idaho was founded in 2006 closely—you don’t want to miss out teens ages 13-17 and the second for adults 18- hasn’t been seen since his surgery and start by Joe and Fran Tonsmeire. The longtime on fun things to do and you could 30. Teens are scheduled for July 23-29 and of chemo 15 months ago.” whitewater rafting outﬁtters and ranchers end up paying a little less by signing adults Sept. 1-7. Rafting and camping in a wilderness set- from Lemhi, Idaho had both experienced up early rather than registering at Young people who share physical and ting offer an exhilarating environment for cancer challenges, Joe losing his battle in the last minute. emotional experiences with fellow survi- groups to work as a team building trust and March 2007. Keep in mind that the most valu- vors gain therapeutic beneﬁts that medical support while exploring individual post- Online registration is available at camp- able thing you can give a child is treatments do not provide. The programs treatment concerns, according to a Camp discoveryidaho.org. For more details, con- your own time and attention, and are designed to allow participants the abil- Discovery Idaho press release. tact Executive Director Mary Wright at 208- that is free. ity to choose the appropriate level of activity The programs begin in Salmon, end in 303-0040. Golden anniversary for Natural Resources Camp Popular program runs June 22-27 Twelve- to 14-year-olds who want to learn about Ida- wildlife habitats, explore predator-prey relationships, "For many, it's an adolescent experience they remem- ho's environment and their roles as citizens in protect- examine water quality, learn about today's resource- ber for a lifetime," says Bob Josaitis, rangeland manage- ing and managing natural resources are invited to the management practices, and identify animal signs, range ment specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conser- 50th annual Natural Resources Camp June 22-27 north of plants, trees and soil types. vation Service in Gooding. Ketchum. By conducting experiments, completing projects and Cost is $185 by May 22 ($205 afterwards). Final regis- It’s a popular Idaho summer program dating back to debating issues, students gain an understanding of the tration is June 1. Scholarships are available through local 1960. interconnections among soil, water, air, plants, animals Soil Conservation District ofﬁces. The workshop is lim- Held at the scenic, 7,100-foot Central Idaho 4-H Camp and people. ited to the ﬁrst 90 students who register. 18 miles north of Ketchum, the camp is sponsored by Uni- The camp's hands-on approach carries through to its For an application, visit a nearby University of Idaho versity of Idaho Extension Service and Idaho Association recreational activities, which include hiking, ﬁshing, vol- Extension or Soil Conservation District ofﬁce in Gooding. of Soil Conservation Districts. leyball, ﬁrearm safety, target shooting and ﬁreside sing- Visit the NRC Website at extension.ag.uidaho.edu/nrc. It gives its youthful participants the chance to observe alongs. S2 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 THE BCRD DAY CAMP fun for everyone YMCA summer IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ADVENTURE PROGRAM BCRD Day Camp offers a variety of Plenty of offerings at Zenergy, too recreation-based activities for youth 6 to 12 years old. The 12-week program runs By JON DUVAL participants meeting at the YMCA. Express Staff Writer Cost is $155 for members and $185 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for non-members. Summertime at the Wood River Whitewater Roller Coaster will SWIMMING • BIKING Community YMCA in Ketchum of- fers plenty of opportunities for kids have adventure seekers joining with the Payette River Company ARCHERY • ART • COOKING of all ages to stay busy from June for a full day of class 2, 3 and 4 rap- through August. ids on the South Fork of the Payette CLIMBING • KID’S GARDEN Here are some of the new pro- River. Adventure Trips are for kids DRAMA • SPORTS grams and things to do that have 12 and over and Explorer Trips for been successful in the past. those 11-and-over. Y Little Ones is back for its sec- The day trips are limited to 6, “GET OUTSIDE” activities including outdoor ond year, with fun half-day child with the Adventure Trips on July 8 living skills, geo-caching and outdoor sports. care camps for preschool and kin- and Aug. 11, and the Explorer Trips Our creativity time includes drama, crafts dergarten children between four on June 25 and July 6. Participants and ﬁve years old. The week-long will meet at the Payette River Com- and use of the HUB Music Studio. Optional camps are ﬁlled with activities pany in Lowman, and cost is $100 field trips will be offered weekly to local such as story time, arts and crafts, for members and $120 for non-mem- destinations. sports and games, and music. bers. Twelve week-long summer Another Y favorite is the cre- childcare programs for kids ages ative cooking class. Young chefs Contact the BCRD for pricing information. six to 11 begin on June 1 and contin- 12-and-older learn how to cook Discounts offered for monthly enrollment. ue through Aug. 21 with an assort- healthy and delicious meals. The Scholarships are available and pre-payment ment of games, crafts and outdoor program cost is $240 for members activities. and $280 for non-members. Check is required. Also available for kids in the in with the Y for more information. same age range are a 10 different Kids 11 and older can take part Parent/Camper Orientation Night: summer camps, starting off with in Fishing with the Pros on June Thursday, May 21 • 6 PM World Funlympics June 8-12 with 18, 30 or Aug. 20. The daylong ﬁsh- Community Campus games to help kids explore the ing excursion teaches campers the world, including different cultures basic skills and techniques from lo- and diversity. cal anglers. Lunch and transporta- Holiday Festival is from June 15- tion are provided. Groups are lim- Contact the BCRD for prices, schedules and information at 19, followed by Outdoor Adventures ited to nine and will meet at the Y 788-2117 or www.bcrd.org June 22-26 and Artistic Images June 29-July 3. at 8:30 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for Camp Zoo, from July 6-10 teaches non-members. kids about animals through hands- Art Adventures runs from on activities and special guests. June 8-12 and gives kids 12-and-up Gone Fishing, July 13-17, and a chance to enjoy a week in the art Water World, July 20-24, will keep world, learning from local artists the kids cool, while Kitchen Cre- and creating their own pieces. The Make ations, July 27-31, will have the kids program is limited to 12 partici- heating up the kitchen and touring pants starting at 8 a.m. and ﬁnish- local restaurants. ing at noon. Cost is $155 members, Summer Memorable Heading to Hollywood, Aug. 3- 7, and Weird Science, Aug. 10-14, $185 non-members. Girls on Style, from June 22-25, BCRD Aquatic round out the summer camps for will look at new styles while learn- at the younger kids. ing hair techniques and makeup The cost for the ﬁve-day camps, application. The course is for girls Center! which run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is 12 and older, and will meet at the the $190 per week for YMCA members and $230 per week for non-mem- Hailey Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $125 for members bers. For more details on speciﬁc and $150 for non-members. programs or to register contact 727- The City of Rocks Trip will put Top 10 reasons to visit your 9622 or go to www.woodriverymca. kids in the amazing national re- Neighborhood Outdoor Oasis org. serve for three days and two nights. Beginner climbing enthusiasts They’ll do plenty of climbing, hik- this summer: will love Rock Star Climbing Camp ing, camping and helping on a ser- 10. Swim School (ages 5-9). It runs every week from vice project. The trip will depart Weekday and Saturday Mornings! June 8-Aug. 21. These camps run June 29 at 8 a.m. and return July from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and cost 1 by 3 p.m. Equipment is provided 9. Swim Team! $100 for members and $125 for non- and cost is $200 for members and members. $250 for non-members. 8. New playground and playhouse! For kids 10-16, the TNT Climb- 7. New "Beach Bungalow" ing Camp includes four weeklong Fun at Zenergy party rental area with BBQ! sessions starting June 22 and end- Summer fun is also planned at ing the week of Aug. 3. These pro- Zenergy at Thunder Spring just 6. Evening BBQ's poolside! That's right! grams begin at 1 p.m. and ﬁnish at north of Ketchum. 5. Luxury Poolside Gazebos! 3 p.m. The Zenergy Summer Kids Registration Teen Workshops, a perennial fa- Camp, for children ages 4-10, is set 4. New BCRD Aquatic Center/ for all Aquatics YMCA Monthly Combo Pass! vorite, are for kids ages 11 or 12 and older, depending on the program. for Mondays, through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Programs 3.New basketball hoop! Back by popular demand is the June 8 through Aug. 27. Documentary Filmmaking work- Swimming, hiking, tennis, Begins 2. We're in your neighborhood! shop. Participants spend a week yoga, martial arts, squash, music, learning skills necessary to ﬁlm ﬁshing and more are some of the 1. We’re Outdoors and we’re the new May 18th their own documentaries, such as fun things. A 20-day punch card is Community Gathering Spot! lighting, sound and ﬁlming. The available and members receive a Bud Yorkin Media Center is used to discount. at the BCRD Aquatic Center across from the learn about editing. Space is limited, so contact Jen- Community Campus in Hailey. This program runs from July nifer Harper at 726-1851 for more in- 13-17 for kids 12 and older. It takes formation on schedules and prices. Opening day is Saturday May 23rd. place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Join us for an Open House with free admission Express self... Sunday May 24th. Call 788-2144 for more information Calendar Community Events I I I CALL: 726-8060 726-8065 or 726-8134 or visit www.bcrd.org your Obituaries Press Releases News Tips I I I FAX: 726-2329 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S3 Let the games summer 2009 begin at Ketchum’s kids' classes doing art together Atkinson Park! art camps arts & crafts festival Park Rats love the park life When you’re a Park Rat, you Days for incoming second-grade Doing Art Together just love having summer fun at students have been continued for Ketchum’s Atkinson Park. And this summer. with Zoey Pierce the good folks at the Ketchum As for all park summer activi- Sat, Jun 27, 2-4:30pm Parks and Recreation Depart- ties, children are grouped by the ment are serving up another fun grade they will enter in the 2009- $25 members / $50 non-members, per person summer for local kids. 10 academic year. So, children Registration deadline: Fri, June 12 You name it and you can do who attended ﬁrst grade in 2008- Class meets in Ketchum it—tennis, baseball, ﬂag football, 09 will be eligible for Friday Fun Get creative with your kids! Parents and children ages swimming, skateboarding, vol- Days that run from 9 a.m.-12:15 leyball, mountain biking, soccer, p.m. on June 5, 12, 19, 26, and July 5 and up are invited to explore an afternoon of exciting golf, kickball, lacrosse, art in the 10, 17, 24, and 31. art making with local artist and Community School art teacher Zoey Pierce. Kids will experiment with a park, acting, lawn games and For the second-grade Friday variety of art making techniques including sketching, painting and printmaking. playground time. program, cost is $60 for all eight Recreation supervisor John Fridays, or $10 per session. Kearney said, “We are enthusias- The Ketchum park has provid- tically looking forward to seeing ed a recreational resource for the old faces and new, and offering valley’s kids for the last 30 years. Summer Art Camps in Hailey a variety of programs to excite, Affordability is a key feature of with Diana Sharpless delight, challenge and educate the park’s programs. A variety of youth participants. scholarship options are available Week 1: Walk on the Wild Side “Welcome, and let the games and no child is turned away due Mon-Fri, Jul 20-24, 9am-noon (ages 7-10) begin!” to ﬁnancial reasons. Mon-Fri, Jul 20-24, 2-5pm (ages 5 & 6) Open registration started Fri- To help insure your child’s day, April 17 at the Atkinson Park space in any activity, it is best Week 2: Hot Fun in the Summer Time Recreation Center for the Summer to hand-deliver your form to the Mon-Fri, Jul 27-31, 9am-noon (ages 7-10) 2009 Youth Recreation Program. It Atkinson Park ofﬁce. You may Mon-Fri, Jul 27-31, 2-5pm (ages 5 & 6) offers two sessions—June 2-July also fax it to, 726-5501, or mail it 2 and July 7-Aug. 6 split into Mon- to City of Ketchum Parks & Rec- These camps are held at The Center, Hailey day and Wednesday, and Tuesday reation, P.O. Box 2315, Ketchum, $190 / $215 non-members - Scholarships available! and Thursday activities. ID. 83340. Let your children experience fun and exciting ways to make art. They will be involved in creating a variety of Enrollment is open to kids en- Checks should be made pay- tering third grade and some ac- able to the City of Ketchum. projects and will share their ideas and artwork with the group. Kids will be introduced to a variety of art tivities are even planned for high Program sponsors are the media including drawing, painting, textiles and collage. Every child will come home with new skills, school kids. “The bulk of our City of Sun Valley, Blaine Coun- personalized artwork and great memories. Each week’s activities will be different, so kids can join us for one programs are for fourth and ﬁfth ty Schools, Zenergy at Thunder or multiple weeks. An extended day option is available through the Blaine County Recreation District. graders, but even middle-school Spring, Blaine County Recre- Please call The Center at 726.9491 for details. kids can ﬁnd a full day of activi- ation District, Bigwood Golf ties,” Kearney said. Course at Thunder Spring, Sun Fees are $40 per each activ- Valley Suns, Atkinsons’ Mar- ity over each ﬁve-week session. ket and DDRM Companies (golf Or you can pay $20 daily (from 9 course and tennis facilities). ECO Art Camp with Lisa Whitworth a.m.-4 p.m.) and enjoy all activi- On hand to guide the kids and presented by The Center & ERC ties. Kids in grades 3-6 who plan run the programs are Kirk Ma- to stay at the park all day must son, Jen Smith, Doran Key, Mag- for kids entering grades 7–9 either register in four activities gie Burbridge, Brett Morris and Sun–Sat, Aug 2–8 (sleepover camp) or pay the daily rate. Kearney, as well as a youth staff Central Idaho 4-H Camp, 17 miles north of Ketchum If that’s not enough, there are consisting of college and high Early Registration: $375 (ends May 15) the Friday Adventures pioneered school athletes, and past Park Regular Registration: $400 - Scholarships available! by the Ketchum summer youth Rats summer participants. program that send ﬁrst-come, The majority of the youth ac- ﬁrst-served entrants ages eight tivities are conducted at Atkin- With just one look at the works of Ansel Adams, John James Audubon and Andy Goldsworthy, we can see and older on trips and out-of- son Park, but “out-of-park” pro- how art, nature and science can interact. ECO Art is an overnight field ecology and natural history program town activities. They start June 5 grams are also run in partner- that uses art to explore nature, giving teens the opportunities for self-expression and discovery. Lisa and last through August. ship with Zenergy and Bigwood Whitworth will provide daily art workshops in small groups using a variety of mediums. Field instructors will The Friday Adventures in- Golf Course at Thunder Spring, then guide participants in applying those new techniques to complement our study of ecology, geology and clude a Frisbee golf extravagan- White Otter River Company, natural history. There will be open studio time each day (and campfires every night), and the program will za up Baldy, a Twin Falls swim Sawtooth Mountain Guides and conclude with a gallery show for family and friends, where the artists can proudly display their pieces. This meet, trips to City of Rocks and the Sawtooth National Recre- program, conducted by the Environmental Resource Center, takes place at the Central Idaho 4-H Camp, 17 Easley Hot Springs, golf in Mack- ation Area. miles North of Ketchum. For more information, visit www.ercsv.org, or call 208.726.4333. ay, rock climbing, river rafting, For more information, contact tennis tournaments and golf. the park at 726-7820 or visit www. Kearney said Friday Fun ketchumidaho.org. Free Kids Crafts at the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival Keeping kids busy August 7-9, daily 11-1pm At ATKINSON PARK, Ketchum • Free of charge All ages are welcome, but kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult assistant at The Valley Club In the kids’ activity area, children will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty trying some of the techniques used by artists in the Festival. It’s all free, it’s all fun, and all for kids! The Valley Club in Hailey is add $5 to the price. offering Day Camp for member Among the activities are gar- children and guests of members dening, gold panning, ﬂy ﬁsh- this summer. ing, kayaking, mountain biking, Depending on the day, the cooking, arts, swimming, ten- nline SUN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS w or go o es! 208.726.9491 • www.sunvalleycenter.org Call no camp meets in the mornings or nis and, of course, golﬁng at the afternoons. Cost is $40 for the club. or class morning half day (lunch includ- I to re gister f in Ketchum • 191 Fifth Street East ed), or $25 for the afternoon half Contact Valley Club Fitness day. Full day cost is $60. Guests Center, Bill Kortez, 788-8826. in Hailey • 314 Second Avenue S. S4 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 SteppingStone School is accepting applications for: Fall Preschool and Morning or Afternoon Kindergarten STAY ON POINT, Celebrating 20 years of excellence in both academic and creative programs! Our low teacher-student ratio assures a curriculum that addresses each child's developmental level. We encourage a love for learning and exploration in a nuturing environment. DANCE THIS SUMMER Footlight Dance Theatre offers classes for all levels School lunches are included. Extended care available until 5:30. By SABINA DANA Transportation is provided from our morning Kindergarten to PLASSE Hemingway's afternoon Kindergarten. Children attending morning Kindergarten Express Staff Writer at Hemingway's are picked up for our afternoon Kindergarten session Summer Day Camps Footlight Dance Centre cel- ebrates 25 years of dance in the valley and this summer it Nine one week fun-ﬁlled and educational thematic camps. will continue instruction and Monday-Friday 9:00-2:00 Ages 4-7. classes in a variety of dance Enrollment limited to 12 per camp. Before and after care available. forms from jazz and hip-hop to ballet. June 8-12 Science Camp with Tom Nash The Footlight Dance Centre June 15-19 Acting Camp with Tom Nash presents “Dance in the Moun- June 22-26 Art Camp tains,” June 8-12, featuring in- tensive dance study for inter- July 13-17 Bird Camp mediate and advanced danc- July 20-24 Magic Camp with Tom Nash ers ages 12 through adults. July 27-31 Garden Camp There will be all-day classes Aug 3-7 Clay Camp in jazz, hip-hop, modern and Aug. 10-14 Music Camp with Tom Nash ballet. Footlight will welcome guest dance instructors Jaime Aug. 17-21 Bug Camp Moore from Boise to teach jazz and hip-hop and Kaley Pruitt For additional information and registration, please contact: from Florida State University Lynn Hino / Director 208.726.5818 - firstname.lastname@example.org to teach modern. P.O. Box 1027 / 300 Sixth Street West, Ketchum, ID 83340 A ﬁve-day “DANCEcamp,” for students entering grades 2-4 in Sept. 2008, will include ballet, hip-hop, tap, creative, dance history, choreography, craft activities and dance vid- eos. Classes take place 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Session I is June 15-19 and session II will be July 6-10. The “Cecchetti Ballet Elite Camp” is a Footlight Dance Centre workshop on the Cec- chetti Ballet Method, which will take place July 13-22 for ballet students 8-years and old- er with more than 2-years bal- let experience. Classes in level 1, 2 and 3 for the Cecchetti Bal- let Method will be available. Footlight Dance Centre also offers its “August Fall Dance Refresher,” Aug. 17-21, for mid- dle school, high school, inter- mediate and advanced dancers to prepare for fall classes. Courtesy photo All classes will be held Saturday May 9, 2009 7:00 pm at The Community Campus Community School graduating senior Rika Pere will be one of the featured perform- ers, as The Crocodile, when Footlight Dance Centre presents “Peter Pan” Saturday, Sunday May 10, 2:00 PM Studio in Hailey. For more details, call Footlight Dance May 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at The Community Campus auditorium, at the Hailey Community Campus Theater Centre director, Hilarie Neely Hailey. Pere, daughter of Dede Morris of Hailey and Guy Pere of Bellevue, is planning Sponsored by Blaine County Recreation at 788-3481, ext. 6. to attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall. She will be enrolled in the School of Sabina Dana Plasse: email@example.com Dance of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. Tickets: Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum, The Toy Store in Hailey, and at the door We are Your Reading and math THE Place to Go for Toys and Activities for for BCSD summer school OUTDOOR & INDOOR their next grade.” Classes will be held from By TERRY SMITH Walsh is retiring at the end of July 20 through Aug. 14 and will Summer Express Staff Writer this school year and will be re- run from 8 a.m. until noon each placed by as director of student school day. Some 300 Blaine County stu- services by Debi Gutknect. “Our plan is again to have sum- Fun! dents will get to spend some of “We’ve sent out invitations for mer school in Carey, at Woodside their summer fun in summer students who meet the criteria,” for middle valley students and at school. said Gutknect. Hemingway,” said Walsh. Wood- “We try to make it fun for Meeting the criteria means side Elementary School is in Hai- them,” said Blake Walsh, Blaine that students have been identiﬁed ley and Hemingway Elementary 1/2 block off Main on Fourth County School District director that the school district believes School is in Ketchum. 102 Washington Ave. Plaza 9 East Bullion St. next to of student services and summer need remedial work in reading For further information, con- Ketchum The Bead Shop school principal. “We try to put or math. The school is open to tact Walsh or Gutknect at the 208-726-5966 or Hailey a positive spin on it by referring students from pre-kindergarten school district ofﬁce at 578-5000. toll free 877-470-9098 208-788-4430 to it as making preparations for through the ﬁfth grade. Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S5 2009 BCRD Swimming Programs YOUTH CLAY CAMPS Offered by the Blaine County Recreation District at several locations. If you have ques- tions concerning any part of the program, contact 788-2117 or, when the pool opens, 788-2144 (pool) weekdays. The Rec District’s 2009 Spring and Summer program guide is available at the Rec District office in the Community Campus in Hailey, at the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce office and some stores. Visit the district’s online site at www.bcrd.org. POP ART WHAT’S NEW FOR 2009! Ages 7-12 1—New playground for kids of all ages. 2—Expanded, healthier lunch menu. From Mickey Mouse to Marilyn Monroe 3—Party rental area. Andy Warhol-Soup Cans and Mice, etc. 4—Saturday morning swim school. Jasper Johns-Flags 5—BCRD/YMCA combo pass memberships. Robert Raushenberg-Collages 6—New poolside basketball hoop. July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, August 3-7 REGISTRATION FOR ALL AQUATIC PROGRAMS AND PASSES Begins Monday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at BCRD Aquatic Center, Hailey. Online 9:30-Noon registration is available. Tuition: $125 BLAINE COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER IN HAILEY TEENAGE THROWING Open—Daily May 23-Aug. 30. The facility features the main pool, a 25-yard, 6-lane heated pool, and also a 15x25 foot wading pool heated to 85 degrees. Daily fees—General admission $5 adults 18-to-64, $4 seniors 65-and-up and youth 17-and-under. Infants up to 1 year old are free. Middle School and Older Season passes—$175 for families (1 to 2 adults and their dependents); $90 adults 18- Fun on the wheel. No previous experience necessary. to-64; $75 seniors 65-and-up and youth 17-and-under. Monthly passes (BCRD Aquatic Center only)—$63 for families (1 to 2 adults and their We will explore round forms, making mugs and bowls. dependents); $33 adults 18-to-64; $27 seniors 65-and-up and youth 17-and-under. BCRD/YMCA monthly combo passes—$165 for families (1 to 2 adults and their depen- July 20-24, July 30 (glaze class) dents); $64 young adults 18-to-29; $85 adults 30-64; $74 seniors 65-and-up; and $39 youth August 3-7, August 13 (glaze class) 17-and-under. Free swimming day—Monday, May 25. 1:30-4:00 FAMILY LAP SWIM Tuition:$150 A great chance to share some quality family active time. Dates, days—June 2 through Aug. 27; Tuesdays and Thursdays. Times—6:30-7:30 p.m. Classes Fill! Register in Advance. Age requirement—Children must be accompanied by an adult. Provided—Kick boards, pull buoys, paddles, fins and zoomers. Call 208.726.4484 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 726-4484 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.bouldermtnclay.com OPEN SWIM Dates—June 1 through Aug. 30. LOWER LEVEL OF 10th STREET INDUSTRIAL CENTER, B-6 • Behind Anderson Lumber, Below Knob Hill Inn COLLEGE Days, times—Mondays through Fridays from 1:40-5:25 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 3:30 p.m. WOOD RIVER DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM A competitive recreation summer swimming league based at Blaine County Aquatic Center next to The Community Campus in Hailey. The Aquatic Center has a 25-yard, 6- lane heated pool along with a heated wading pool, aquatic toys and trained lifeguards. To FOR KIDS! participate, children must be able to swim one length of the pool, which is 25 yards. Dates, days—June 1 through Aug. 1; Mondays through Fridays, plus swim meets on Saturdays at various out-of-town locations. Eligibility—Ages 5-18 (must be able to swim a length of the pool). Pre-season workouts—Monday through Thursday, May 18-21 plus Tuesday and Thursday, May 26 and 28; 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 5-10, and 4:30-5:30 p.m. for 11-18. Take a good look at the world Regular-season workouts (starting June 1)—7:30-8:30 a.m. for ages 11-18, 8:30-9:30 a.m. for ages 8-10, and 9:00-9:30 a.m. for ages 5-7. Swim Team Meeting—Thursday, May 21 from 5:45-6:15 p.m. at the Aquatic Center. Meet the coaching staff and ask questions about the season. For new and returning parents. this summer through fun, Try on the new swim suits! Coaches—Dennis Donovan and Cameron Randolph. Fee—$175 per person includes training, swim meet entries and cap. For $235 per per- educational classes at CSI. son, you get the training, cap and entries plus a season pass to the Aquatic Center. Fees don’t include the optional team suit that can be purchased. Scholarships are available. Ants and Plants SWIM SCHOOL Kids will search for fascinating bugs and plants in forests, ponds, meadows, and sagebrush areas, learning about botany, geology, ecology, and more along the way. 2nd-6th graders • July 20-23 • $60 Five two-week sessions plus two sessions of Saturday Swim School at Blaine County Aquatic Center, Hailey. Class and private lessons for all ability levels. Days—Mondays through Thursdays. CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) at CSI Sessions—#1 session June 8-18; #2 June 22-July 2; #3 July 6-16; #4 July 20-30; and #5 Kids will go to the scene of an imaginary crime, collect evidence, develop theories, and problem-solve Aug. 3-13. Sessions include eight 30-minute lessons, graduation day and report or merit to close the case. 5th-8th graders • June 3-4 • $60 card. Saturday sessions—#1 session June 13-July 11; and #2 July 18-Aug. 8. Green Science Camp Eligibility—Boys and girls 6 months to 18 years. What does GREEN really mean? Kids will mix, measure, build, and break apart the science of Times—Classes at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. photosynthesis to discover the essence of green, from plants to the environment. Class levels—From “Mommy, Daddy and Me,” (6 months to 3 years) and Guppies 1st-6th graders • June 9-11 • $60 (age 3 only) to Aquatot 4-5 and Aquatot 4-7 (non swimmers); Pre-Beginner 9-and-under; Beginner ages 5-13, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Swimmer. Children are placed Kinesthetic Camp based on age and skill level. Kids will learn yoga postures and sign language, exploring the potential of body language and how body Teachers—All swim school teachers have been trained in current teaching tech- movement in space can convey con dence, balance, and grace. 3rd-5th graders • June 15-19 • $80 niques. Teacher/student ratios are kept low so your child receives the attention he or she deserves. Fee—$42 per session. Registration is first-come, first-served. Spanish Camp Registration—Starts Monday, May 18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Aquatic Center (788- Kids will develop a foundation in the Spanish language – the alphabet, numbers, and conversational 2144). Payment must be received in full. phrases – through games, art, and activities. June 29-July 2/July 6-9 • $70 Atkinson Family Scholarships—Ask for information and applications. JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM CSI Blaine County Center Introductory guarding skills including techniques, protocols and public relations. COMMUNITY CAMPUS, HAILEY Dates, days—July 6-16; Monday through Thursday. Times—11:00 a.m.-12 noon. COLLEGE OF www.csi.edu/blaine Age requirement—12 years or older. Fee—$60 includes Junior Lifeguard t-shirt. SOUTHERN IDAHO 788-2033 S6 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Three basketball camps coming to WRHS gym This summer By JEFF CORDES played daily in team competi- receive entry forms, or email her Express Staff Writer tions. There are awards given for at email@example.com. free throw champions and jump Wood River Valley summer shot champions. Hot Shot basketball camps are a tradition Cost is $125. Fees include a Basketball Camps dating back over 30 years when camp t-shirt and awards. Send Camp director Carson Sofro, Fred Trenkle and Phil Homer registration forms to Jennifer a former hoops star at The Com- used to run their Wood River Boatwright, 133 Treasure Lane, munity School and University camps in Hailey. Hailey, Id. 83333, or call 788-3700 of Redlands in California, has Three basketball camps for all for more information. announced the schedule for the ages are planned this summer at third summer of Hot Shot Basket- Wood River High School gym. Wood River girls’ ball Camps. The Hailey camp is hoops camp July 27-30. Snowline Basketball Former collegiate cage star Now called HSBCAMPS (Hot The 29th annual Snowline Mendy Benson is planning the Shot Basketball Camps) with Basketball Camp for boys and Wood River High School Girls’ its new website hsbcamps.com, girls ages 9-18 is Monday through Basketball Camp for Monday Sofro’s program has three new Wednesday, June 8-10, from 9 a.m. through Friday, June 15-19 on the locations—Summit High School to 3:30 p.m. at the high school Hailey hardwoods. in Bend, Ore., Chula Vista, Ca., gym in Hailey. Morning sessions for incom- and, for the ﬁrst year, Wood River Snowline camp director Jim ing ninth graders up to high High School. Boatwright has been conducting school seniors will take place Sofro’s program started two basketball camps in this area from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for $100 per years ago with 40 campers and in- since 1982. His achievements in person. The afternoon session for creased to 100 last summer. basketball are notable enough to grades 4-8 is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Hailey camp will run have been chronicled in a docu- and costs $60. Financial help is from Monday through Thursday, mentary recently featured by possible, Benson said. July 27-30, with a morning clinic NBA Productions. All campers will receive a from 8-9:50 a.m. for kindergarten He was a high school All- t-shirt and be instructed by sec- through third grade boys and America basketball player at ond-year Wood River High School girls (72 kids maximum) and also Minico High School in Rupert girls’ coach Benson and her staff a Day Camp from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and a collegiate All-American members like Bruce Bowers and for boys and girls in grades 4-12 on the hardwoods at Utah State Kevin Stilling. High school play- (maximum 100 players). University. He also was assistant ers will help, too. All players receive a camp t- coach of the European Profes- Benson, a Converse All-Amer- shirt. sional Basketball League cham- ican while a player and a nine- Camp costs are $99 for the pionship teams in 1977 and 1981. year head varsity coach, said she morning clinic and $295 for the Boatwright is joined at the plans to emphasize individual camp. Scholarship are available three-day camp by high school and team fundamentals on of- and can be requested via the web- and Select Team coaches like fense and defense. She and her site. Wood River’s John Radford and staff will do so through drills, He added, “Giving back to the Craig Eastop and, from Salmon, practice, games and contests. communities is a big staple of Jeremy Burgess. She said, “This camp will our program. Thus far we have Snowline Hailey, in its sixth give you an edge in making your raised nearly $12,000, which has year, is for girls and boys in desired team for the 2009-10 sea- gone towards the purchase of two grades 3-12. Participants in son and will give you an oppor- shooting guns for Wood River grades 3-8 and 9-12 are placed tunity to know our players and High School and The Community in separate divisions. Campers coaches.” School, scholarships, and other need to bring their own lunches. Athletes don’t have to live in projects.” The instructors focus on indi- Blaine County to be eligible for Registrations are accepted on- vidual and group instruction in the camps. Contact Benson at the line on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served ba- fundamental skills. Games are high school, 578-5020 ext. 2289 to sis. The address is hsbcamps.com. Play some football before summer really hits Camps for kids and high school players First-year Wood River High The focus is on basic skill de- questions or email kstilling@ School varsity football coach velopment and fun. High school blaineschools.org. Kevin Stilling is excited about coaches and players and Opti- The High School Pride Camp two youth football camps coming mist coaches will staff the camp. ($60 including meals and t- up at the end of the 2008-09 school Cost is $25. shirt) is set for Monday through year—and the High School Pride Worried about your child’s Wednesday, June 1-3. Taking Camp June 1-3. commitments to spring baseball? place on the ﬁrst week of summer Like his predecessor at Wood Stilling said, “If there is a con- vacation, Pride Camp is an over- unty tion and Blaine Co River, Mike Glenn, Stilling be- ﬂict with baseball, contact me night camp with an emphasis on The Hunger Coali again to bring a teaming-up lieves that learning football fun- and we’ll pro-rate your camp fee. team building, competitive fun, School District are m nch Progra damentals and doing strength We want you to come as often as offensive and defensive systems. FREE Summer Lu ry. Children ages nta training are year-round commit- you can!” At Pride Camp, participants to Woodside Eleme fy! —no need to quali ments that pay dividends as play- The Middle School Camp for will start at 8 a.m. Monday and 1 to 18 welcome ers get older. grades 7-8 is Tuesday through ﬁnish at noon Wednesday. Stilling and his staff will greet Friday, May 19-22 from 4-5:30 younger players at the Hailey p.m., also at the high school. High LUNCH CONNECTION: Nourishing Bellies & Bodies high school for two after-school school coaches and players and Optimist Football Fair June 8 – July 17 FREE Hot Lunch 11-12 p.m. camps in late May as the kids Wood River Middle School coach- Register for the Wood River June 8 – July 17 FREE Activities (Tues./Thurs. only) 12-1 p.m. start getting really antsy about es will focus on the offensive and Optimist youth football program including the ERC’s “Wild Lunch” the end of school. defensive fundamentals used at Thursday, May 7 from 6:30-8:30 July 20 – August 14 FREE Hot Breakfast 8-9 a.m. The Optimist Camp for kids in WRMS. Cost is $25 per person. p.m. at the middle school in Hai- July 20 – August 14 FREE Lunch 11-12 p.m. grades 1-6 is scheduled for Tues- “Don’t let ﬁnances interfere ley. At the fair, you can also reg- The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in day through Thursday, May 19- with attendance for any of our ister for the Optimist Football need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education 21 from 4-5:30 p.m. No previous camps,” Stilling said. “Contact Camp set for May 19-21, Stilling and advocacy. For more information, visit www.thehungercoalition.org or call 208.788.0121. football experience is necessary. me at 578-5020 ext. 2295 with any said. Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S7 Summer’s a great time to improve soccer skills SUFC hosts three camps in 2009 Sawtooth United Football Nelson Field adjacent to Hailey Club has been busy working with Elementary School. several groups to bring the best Cost is $125 for the Level 1 soccer camp opportunities pos- “Camp for Champs,” for ages 6-10 sible to the Wood River Valley, and $140 for Level 2 Premier 11- according to club administrator 14. Registrations are being taken Lynn Chaldu. online at fcseattle.com. Call 253- Chaldu said, “Many of you are 529-9654 or email FCSeattle@ familiar with One.Soccer Schools comcast.net. and FC Seattle camps which will once again be visiting us here in One.Premiere Soccer School the valley. Led by a knowledgeable in- “This year, we’re happy to an- ternational staff, One.Premiere nounce a new academy hosted Soccer School returns to Hailey’s by Sawtooth United. It will be practice soccer ﬁelds for three directed and staffed by the Boise separate summer camps over State University soccer coaching two weeks in July. staff.” One.Premiere Soccer School Attending summer camps is one of the best programs in the is an excellent way to improve U.S., said former collegiate/pro soccer skills and enhance your player Jeff Johnson. He has been understanding of the game, she with the school since it began in said. Scholarships may be avail- 1999. Returning to the valley for able. Call the SUFC ofﬁce at 726- a fourth year, the local camps are 1160 or visit sawtoothunited.com based on age levels. for links. The kids take part in exer- cise drills to improve ﬂexibility F.C. Seattle Soccer Camp and coordination. They’re also The Stuart Lee/F.C. Seattle trained in speed, agility and Soccer Camp has been coaching quickness. Instructional sessions Express photo by Willy Cook boys and girls of all ages since include passing and receiving, Girls having fun in a Sawtooth United kids’ program this year include, from left, Leah Thayer, Nicole Shardlow and Katie 1984. This summer will be the dribbling and turning. Lambert. camp’s 15th year in the Wood The full camp for youth ages River Valley in June. Eligible are 10-18 is scheduled for Monday, noon, for $189. University head coach Steve Lu- 22-26 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Sagewil- boys and girls ages 6-14. July 20 through Friday, July 24 All players receive a uniform, cas and his staff will be Monday low Farms soccer ﬁeld, Elkhorn Two ﬁve-day sessions are be- from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Hailey game-quality ball and backpack. through Friday, June 22-26. at Sun Valley. Cost is $120. High ing offered. The camps cater to pitch. Cost is $299. Also offered is For registration visit onesoccer- It consists of three separate pro- School Team Academy is from beginner, intermediate and ad- a position-speciﬁc camp, for age schools.com or call 805-845-6801. grams. The Day Academy for ages 5:30-7 p.m. June 22-26 at Sagewil- vanced players. groups 10-13 and 14-18 from 1-4 6-14 will be staged weekdays from low, for $120. This year’s camps are Mon- p.m. July 27-31. SUFC Summer Academy 9-11 a.m. at the Wood River High Call Mark Hiemenz at BSU day through Friday, June 1-5 and The half-day One Juniors Monday through Friday June morning camp for ages 6-9 is by BSU School practice ﬁelds. Cost is $105. Soccer 208-426-5739 for visit the The ﬁrst-ever SUFC Summer The Striker and Goalkeeper SUFC Web site at sawtoothunit- 8-12. The camps meet ﬁve days Monday through Friday, July 27- Academy for ages 11-14 is June ed.com. Academy directed by Boise State a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 31 in Hailey. Times are 8 a.m.-12 OLE FAMI E WH LY TH ! A SUMMER OF FUN & VALUE FOR Summer Day Camp: Ages 6-11 Hailey Summer Childcare: Ages 4-11 PROGRAMS RUN JUNE 1 Climbing Camps: Ages 5-9 & 10-16 THROUGH Teen Workshops: Ages 11-17 AUGUST 21 Blaine Country Recreation District Summer Pool Pass info@WoodRiverYMCA.org • www.WoodRiverYMCA.org • 208.727.9622 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE S8 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Laughing Stock Theatre Company presents Our Overnight Kids Drama Camp for kids entering 3rd through 10th grades this fall! CAM CAMP Express photo by Willy Cook PLAY BALL IS THE CRY AT HAILEY’S NELSON FIELD augh “Little Laugh” 2009 Baseball, softball leagues in May, June 21st Summer of Fun and Drama! Nathan Lambert, a pitcher for the Baskin Robbins Oklahoma State Cowboys 9-10 year-old team, strides into a pitch at Nelson Field in Hailey. Action took place during the Blaine County Recreation District’s season-opening baseball and soft- MARK YOUR CALENDARS ball “Jamboree” April 24. This summer, the BCRD offers leagues open to boys and girls of all abilities, ages 5-12 (and 13 August 8–August 14 for kids for girls). Baseball and softball are great team sports that emphasize skill development, physical fitness, teamwork and entering 3rd-10th grades this fall fun. Practices generally begin this week. The season begins in mid-May and lasts until the end of June. Located at Cathedral Pines (14 miles north of Ketchum) Drama, Music, Mime, Improv, Costumes, Makeup, Set Design & Construction, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Living in the outdoors at church camps Theatre Games, Swimming, Recreation, Hiking, and Evening Campfires. Camp Perkins, Camp Sawtooth Wood River Valley youngsters for many years Bank, the camp will try to collect 2,000 pounds of have made great memories out of their summer va- dried and canned food items to give back to the A Traditional Camp Experience! cations by joining up with church camps held in the community. Idaho mountains and lakes north of Ketchum. Call the camp ofﬁce at 788-0897 or visit campper- This fun-filled week comes together with a “Grand Finale Camp Perkins and Camp Sawtooth are two of the kins.org. Performance” the last day of camp for parents and friends. best: Camp Sawtooth Camp Perkins Register Now – Space is Limited Lutheran-run, the camp is located on Perkins Camp Sawtooth, operated under a special use permit issued to the Snake River mission of the Lake downriver from Alturas Lake 42 miles north Presbyterian Church, celebrated its 75th anniver- Questions? Need a brochure or registration form? of Ketchum. It marked its 50th anniversary in 2005 sary in 2007. Please call Kathy Wygle at 208.726.9124 and has treated generations to special summer The camp is located 10 miles north of Ketchum treats. via the gravel road behind the Sawtooth National Second-year executive camp director Signe Recreation Area headquarters. The new camp di- White said Camp Perkins is aware of the economic rectors are Dave and Marcy Paul. And youth lead- DRIVING downturn and is doing everything possible to make ers serve as counselors at the camp. sure kids and families won’t be denied the life- Typically, the campers spend Mondays getting changing experience of summer camp in the moun- to know each other through team building games. tains. They take road trips on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, White said, “In 2008 Camp Perkins gave away and explore the surrounding mountains with a pic- more than $9,000 to help 350 families. This year, nic and a hike on Thursdays. $20,000 in camperships allows us to more than dou- Lodge time each evening is ﬁlled with games, SCHOOL ble that amount. So no child is left ‘inside’, think of it as our very own stimulus package. There is some- thing for everyone!” Camp Perkins offers a variety of camps, tradi- tional and specialized, depending on your taste. The organization also offers week and weekend skits, singing, shared talents and laughter. There is never a dull moment at Camp Sawtooth. Evening chapel occurs around a campﬁre in the wooded set- ting. Redﬁsh Lake camp dates are June 14-19 and July 12-17 for incoming students in grades 5-6 ($240 be- BELLEVUE camps for families seeking to ﬁnd new ways to come fore May 15, $260 after); June 21-26 and July 19-24 for together. A family vacation can be as low as $300 for incoming middle school students ($240/$260) with DRIVING SCHOOL a weekend. ice skating activity; and July 5-8 for those in grades Licensed by Idaho State Board of Education White said, “The most valuable gift you can give 3-4 ($150/$170) with a swimming activity; Instructor: Bill Lennon a child is the opportunity to develop independence, Also, June 28-July 3 for grades 9-10 ($245/$265) a sense of self-worth, responsibility and leadership with a trip to Baldy; and July 26-31 for grades 11-12 SUMMER SESSIONS BEGIN skills. At Camp Perkins, they’ll also discover tools ($280/$300) with whitewater rafting as a treat. 1st of June & 6th of July to navigate the world and form healthy relation- Visit campsawtooth.org or call 208-337-3364 North & South Valley Students Welcome! ships.” for more information. The email address is direc- PHONE 720-0980 • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday Community service is important at Camp Per- firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduating seniors kins. This summer, in partnership with Idaho Food are welcome at Camp Sawtooth. S9 PAL Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Discover adventure Summer at Galena Lodge Kids develop skills in the outdoors Blaine County Sherrif's Office OF 2009 If you’ve ever driven past Ga- lena Lodge and thought it would and awards. This year’s full-day camp POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE be a great place to spend the sum- dates for ages 8-12 are June 22-26, “We provide quality outdoor experiences for our youth” mer, well, they’ve already come June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13- up with the idea of summer camp 17, July 20-24, July 27-31, Aug. 3-7 PAL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE for kids. And it’s been a popular option. and Aug. 10-14. Pick-up times are generally at 9 a.m. and drop off at To be a part of the PAL Program contact Chad at 788-7080 The Galena Lodge Youth Ad- 4 p.m. venture Camp is a weekly sum- This year, Galena Lodge is AGE REQUIREMENTS: 9-16 mer outdoor discovery and ad- again offering a one-week pro- Rafting Trips—You must be 12 years old to attend (No Exceptions). venture program for youth ages gram for kids ages 6-8. It is set Sign up will be 10 days in advance (No Exceptions). 8-12. Campers make new friends for June 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 Once you sign up for golf, you are on ALL golf trips. and do fun things like mountain p.m. each day. Cost is $250 for the Follow all rules given and have FUN!! biking, rafting, rock climbing week, lunch and transportation and swimming. They develop from Hemingway School includ- COME GET INVOLVED! skills like wilderness ﬁrst aid ed. JUNE and map reading. During the program the kids Besides the full-day camps, will use the climbing wall, hike Galena Lodge also offers a half- and explore the Galena area. day camp for ages 6-8 in June. Space is limited so sign up now. Mose Duchano is returning Call 726-4010 for an informa- Monday 8 .............................. Dinner and a Movie ..................... 4PM to 11PM as Kids Camp Director and has tion packet or visit galenalodge. Tuesday 9 .................................. Golf Day (Buhl) .......................... 6AM to 1PM lined up a stellar crew of coun- com to download thecomplete selors. Duchano has spent two camp brochure. Wednesday 10 ..................................Fishing ................................. 8AM to 1PM years at Galena Youth Adventure Thursday 11 ...................... Thousand Springs Swim .................. 9AM to 6PM Camp. He has a degree in outdoor Friday 12 ............................................ Hiking.................................. 9AM to 2PM recreation and tons of energy. He Youth Scholarship Fund Monday 15 .............................. Rafting Overnight ...................................... 9AM is also certiﬁed as a Wilderness Continuing is the Galena Tuesday 16 ................................. Rafting Return ..................................... NOON First Responder and lifeguard. Lodge Youth Scholarship Fund, Thursday 18 ......................... Dinner and a Movie ..................... 4PM to 11PM Headquartered at Galena now in its third year. Lodge 23 miles north of Ketchum, Seven children attended the Friday 19 ............................................Fishing ................................. 8AM to 1PM the action-based camp emphasiz- Youth Adventure Camp on full Monday 22 ........................................ Hiking.................................. 9AM to 2PM es fun, safety and respect for the scholarship in 2007, plus two Tuesday 23 ...................... Golf Day (Canyon Springs) ................ 7AM to 1PM outdoors. more on partial grants. Working Wednesday 24 ........................ Rafting Overnight ...................................... 9AM Campers travel to places with The Campﬁre Foundation Thursday 25 ............................ Overnight Return .................................. NOON like Pettit Lake and Easley Hot in 2008, the camp provided full Springs. They explore Senate scholarships to nine valley youth Friday 26 ............................................Fishing ................................. 8AM to 1PM and Gladiator Meadows near the as well as six partial scholar- Monday 29 ...........................Boise Hawks Baseball .................... 4PM to 1AM JULY lodge, and streams there. ships. Round-trip transportation is Potential donors are asked to provided daily from Hemingway sponsor a child with a $450 gift, Elementary School in Ketchum. with 100% of contributions go- All equipment and meals are pro- ing into the scholarship fund vided. through the Blaine County Rec- Eight weekly camp sessions reation District. Wednesday 1 .................... Thousand Springs Swim .................. 9AM to 6PM ($450 per person per week includ- “Our goal is to reserve two Thursday 2 ........................................ Hiking.................................. 9AM to 2PM ing tax) are offered and they ﬁll spaces every week for these Tuesday 7 ................................... Golf (Fairfield)........................... 7AM to 1PM up quickly. children, focusing our efforts Wednesday 8 .......................... Rafting Overnight ...................................... 9AM In general Mondays are for on encouraging and recruiting Thursday 9 .............................. Overnight Return .................................. NOON rock climbing and horseback rid- youth who have never been able ing, Tuesdays are for whitewater to consider the Galena Camp. We Friday 10 ............................................Fishing ................................. 8AM to 1PM rafting, Wednesdays for moun- will ask school social workers Monday 13 ............................ Dinner and a Movie ..................... 4PM to 11PM tain biking and orienteering, and and other community members Tuesday 14 ...................... Golf Day (Canyon Springs) ................ 7AM to 1PM Thursdays for Pettit Lake trips. to recommend eligible families,” Wednesday 15 .................... Snake River Stampede .................. 4PM to 12AM Fridays feature breakfast at wrote Galena Lodge proprietors Thursday 16 ............................ Rafting Overnight ...................................... 9AM the lodge, stream ecology at Glad- Don Shepler and Erin Zell in a iator, trips to Easley Hot Springs letter to potential contributors. Friday 17 .................................. Overnight Return .................................. NOON Monday 20 ....................................Hiking Day ............................. 9AM to 2PM Tuesday 21 ................................. Golf (Fairfield)........................... 7AM to 1PM Wednesday 22 .....................Boise Hawks Baseball .................... 4PM to 1AM Thursday 23 ......................................Fishing ............................... 10AM to 3PM Climb into alpine air Friday 24 ..........................Roaring Springs Waterpark ............... 8AM to 8PM Monday 27 ........................................ Hiking.................................. 9AM to 2PM Tuesday 28 ............................ Dinner and a Movie ..................... 4PM to 11PM Wednesday 29 ...........................Overnight Trip .................................... NOON with Sawtooth Guides Thursday 30 ............................ Overnight Return .................................. NOON Friday 31 ............................................Fishing ................................. 8AM to 1PM Kids learn more about themselves AUGUST Each summer Sawtooth prepare meals and participate in Monday 3 .......................................... Hiking.................................. 9AM to 2PM Mountain Guides owner Kirk activities. Tuesday 4 ................................... Golf (Fairfield)........................... 7AM to 1PM Bachman, a professional guide Unlike many other wilderness since 1978, offers youth climb- programs, the Sawtooth Youth Wednesday 5 .......................... Easley swimming ...................... 10AM to 4PM ing camps as part of his summer Mountaineering Camp isn't rig- Thursday 6 ........................................Fishing ............................... 10AM to 3PM schedule. idly institutionalized. Tuesday 11 ................................. Golf (Fairfield)........................... 7AM to 1PM Founded in 1985, Sawtooth Learning and growth are root- Wednesday 12 .................................. Hiking.................................. 9AM to 2PM Mountain Guides is a full-ser- ed directly in the individual and Thursday 13 ................................. Redfish Day ............................. 9AM to 5PM vice, year-round mountain guide collective experience. Though service, headquartered in Stan- physically demanding, the camp ley at the foot of the Sawtooth focuses on maintaining a light- Pick Up - Drop Off is at the Sheriff’s Office Range. This summer’s Sawtooth Al- hearted spirit and having fun. For more information contact 1650 Aviation Drive pine Kids Camp July 6-10 focuses 208-774-3324. Web site is www. on experiential and group-cen- sawtoothguides.com, or use the e- tered learning. Kids work to- mail address getaway@sawtooth- Sponsored by The Blaine County Sheriff’s Of ce gether to perform camp duties, guides.com S10 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 St. Thomas Playhouse Invites You... ...to 2 Exciting & Creative Summer Performing Arts Camps COMPANY B June 8 through June 21, 2009 Learn about nature Performing Arts Day Camp TWO WEEKS Exploding with creativity by being there TWO EXHILARATING ERC offers outdoor classes for kids Musical productions By JASON KAUFFMAN the opportunities for self-expres- sion and discovery. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE... Express Staff Writer Thanks to the Sun Valley Cen- -for children & youth entering kindergarten through 8th grade- Kids looking for an outdoor ter for the Arts, Lisa Whitworth learning experience this summer will provide daily art workshops Call (208) 726-5349 ext. 16 for details and receive your registration form. can attend the Environmental Re- in small groups in a variety of S P A C C source Center’s summer ecology courses. There are a variety of Summer Performing Arts Conservatory Camp programs for kids in grades 1-9. The ERC’s Eco-Camp will run “Children will create a at Camp Perkins, Idaho New Dates! June 27-July 3, 2009 from Monday, July 20, to Friday special relationship with July 24. It takes place at the scenic Join St. Thomas Playhouse and guest artists from Idaho Central Idaho 4H camp at Prairie this place we call home,” and around the nation for STP’s residential Creek about 18 miles northwest Summer Performing Arts Conservatory Camp of Ketchum. Evenings will bring mediums. Field instructors will at Camp Perkins in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooths games, songs and s’mores around then guide participants in ap- -for youth entering 5th grade through 12th grade- the campﬁre. On the last night plying those new techniques to kids will skip the cabins and complement their study of ecol- sleep out under the stars. ogy, geology and natural history. New this year, Eco-Camp will There will be open studio time SUMMEr only be for children grades 4-6. each day and campﬁres every “Children will create a spe- night. The program will conclude cial relationship with this place with a gallery show for family we call home,” a news release and friends where the artists can STAGES from the ERC states. “They will proudly display their pieces. become geography experts as Registration cost for Eco-Art they explore the relationship be- is $400, and it will run Aug. 2-8. Join us for a three-week day camp to explore tween land and water and learn To serve high school students Schedule/Tuition all facets of performance with some of the July 6th-24th how to navigate using a map and ages 15-18, the ERC is offering a ﬁnest local and national teaching artists. compass. They will also get their Field Ecology in the Sawtooths Monday-Friday feet wet in Prairie Creek and dis- course from June 15-21. Partici- Full day students will also attend an activity Hemingway Elementary cover the creatures that swim, pants will conduct a survey of of their choice with Atkinson’s Park. crawl, and play there.” amphibian populations in the Ages 5 to 7 The cost of the Eco-Camp is Sawtooth National Recreation e camp will culminate in a ﬁnal perfor- 9:00am to 12:30pm $325. Area. In addition to building $425 tuition This summer, children in ﬁeld research skills, the program mance at the nexStage eatre for family grades 1-3 can take part in Eco- will also hone outdoor skills as ($100 non-refundable deposit) and friends. Explorers. The young explorers, the teens camp, hike and work Ages 8 to 16 sharing with a special adult, will in both vehicle-access and back- For more information or to get a gentle introduction to the country sites. 9:00am to 4:00pm register call 726-9124 or go to sleep-away experience while par- The camp is perfect for those $625 tuition www.nexstagetheatre.org ($100 non-refundable deposit) ents learn how the ERC conducts teenagers who are interested to download a brochure or form. its programs. in a career in wildlife manage- Eco-Explorers staff members ment, conservation biology, ﬁeld are joined by Spanish-speaking ecology or who just love being in volunteers. Together, they make the outdoors, the news release sure that everyone has a fun ex- states. Larry Barnes of Wood perience. Eco-Explorers runs River High School and Lisa Hut- from July 31 through Aug. 2, and tinger, Education Coordinator at the cost is $250 for both the child the ERC, will lead the trip. Space and adult. is limited to 12 students and the w online Register no count!! Eco-Art is a new overnight cost is $400. d dis EACH PLAYE ecology program designed for I for early bir RECEIVES: R those entering grades 7-9 next For more information, contact fall. It uses art as the lens to ex- Lisa Horton at lhorton@ercsv. plore nature, giving young teens org or 726-4333. ONESOCCERSCHOOLS.COM One. Juniors Program ages 6-9 years old daily 8:00am - 12 noon “Nourishing Bellies and Bodies” for lunch 7/27/09 – 7/31/09 Wood River High School Sun Valley, Idaho One. Premier Program Free meals continue at Woodside school ages 10-18 years old daily 8:00am - 4:00pm This summer children in children, recognizing that one- Blaine County can count on more in-three Blaine County students 7/20/09 – 7/24/09 than just hot weather. They can qualify for a free or reduced meal Wood River High School count on hot food! during the school year. Sun Valley, Idaho The Hunger Coalition and Free hot lunch will be served Blaine County School District from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. from June have teamed up again to offer the 8 through July 17. Free activities Position Specific Lunch Connection, a free sum- each Tuesday and Thursday will ages 10-18 years old mer food program at Woodside be offered from 12-1 p.m. daily 1:00pm - 4:00pm Elementary School in Hailey. From July 20 through August Children 1-18 are welcome to 14, free hot breakfast will be 7/27/09 – 7/31/09 enjoy nutritious meals begin- served from 8-9 a.m. Free lunch Wood River High School ning June 8. There is no need to will also be served during the Sun Valley, Idaho qualify or be enrolled in summer same period from 11 a.m. to 12 school—the doors are open to all. p.m. “Nourishing Bellies and Bod- For more information, call IDAHO LOCAL CONTACT: CALL LYNN CHALDU (SUFC) 208-726-1160 ies” is the theme of the program 788-0121. Information is also For dates and locations or for more information and to register, contact us at as the Lunch Connection seeks available at www.thehungerco- www.onesoccerschools.com to combat hunger among local alition.org. Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S11 Wanted: Budding botanists Pioneer Montessori School ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ series CAMP SPUD! By TERRY SMITH which consists of six sessions, Join Pioneer Montessori for summer camp fun! Michelle Stillman (elementary assistant) Express Staff Writer is $125 for members and $175 for is heading up a summer camp for Montessori students. non-members. Budding botanists ages four “Shoots,” designed for grades Age: 5-9 through the eighth grade can 2-5, will also be held throughout Dates: June 15th—August 14th learn how gardens grow this the summer with the ﬁrst session summer at Sawtooth Botanical scheduled for June 9. Costs are Time: 9am-3pm Garden near Gimlet Road south the same as for “Sprouts.” Cost: -$225/week of Ketchum. “Garden Adventurers” is Registration is now being ac- for grades 6-8. It consists of three -$200/week all 9 weeks $1,800 total; that’s one week free! cepted for that Garden’s 2009 programs. Garden Afternoon -10 day Punch Card $475 must call at least 24 hrs in advance, space subject Children’s Summer Series en- is scheduled for June 19, Creek titled “How Does Your Garden Ecology July 10 and Ethno-Bota- to availability. Grow?” “Enroll your budding botanist ny Aug. 14. The cost for a single program is $25 for members and Absolutely no drop ins in our summer series designed $35 for non-members. Activities include: hiking, exploring the town and environment, arts to teach kids about the intricate “Family Nights” are also and crafts, games, outings, adventures, scavenger hunts lifecycles of plants,” states a Gar- scheduled with Garden Scav- Michelle will have two counselors that will assist her. den ﬂyer. enger Hunt set for June 24, Lit- Activities are scheduled erature in the Garden for July throughout the summer with sessions tailored to speciﬁc age 22 and Garden to Table for Aug. 15. Single programs for members KIDS EXPRESS SUMMER CAMP! groups. cost $10 per child or $30 per fam- Mary Poppen and Julie Konton direct a Creativity Camp “Sprouts” is designed for ily. Non-member costs are $15 per at Pioneer Montessori! children age four through ﬁrst child and $40 per family. grade. Sessions will be held in For more information call 726- Age: 2-5 June, July and August with the 9358 or send an email to heather@ Dates: June 8th- August 15th ﬁrst one on June 8. Registration sbgarden.org. Information is also for a single session is $25 for non- available at the Garden’s Web site Time: 9am-3pm full day members and $35 for members. The cost for the entire series, at www.sbgarden.org. 9am-12pm half day Activities Include: ART/MUSIC/MOVEMENT/COOKING/STORYBOOK THEATER AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES!!! Call to reserve your space: (208) 726-9060 or (208) 726-5499 2009 BCRD Summer Youth Registration due by May 20th Program/Day Camp Now in its 15th year, the fun and affordable day camp for Blaine County youth is located at The Community Campus in Hailey. The Blaine County Recreation District and generous donors from the com- Endless Summer? munity have offered the program since 1995. The program provides activities to keep children ages 6-12 busy from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon- days through Fridays for between $1.50 and $2 per hour. Hundreds of children participated in last year’s program. OPEN REGISTRATION FOR BCRD DAY CAMP/FRIDAY FUN DAYS Open registration started Wednesday, April 8 at the Recreation District offices located at The Community Campus in Hailey. Registration forms are available there weekdays from 9-5 and also online at www.bcrd.org. Scholarships are available. Be sure to register early. Each camp will have a weekly enrollment cap. Contact the BCRD at 788-2117, visit The Community Campus or visit www.bcrd.org for more details. PARENT/CAMPER ORIENTATION NIGHT Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at The Community Campus, Hailey. SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM/DAY CAMP Offered for kids ages 6-12 are supervised sports, arts and creativity, drama and talent shows, archery, biking, cooking, nature hikes, basketball, kids’ garden area, soccer, outdoor living skills, and field trips. The staff includes counselors supervised by a camp director. Days—Mondays through Fridays. Sessions—Three sessions offered: June 1-25, June 29-July 23, July 27-Aug. 21. Times—8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. weekdays. BringYour Kids to Sun Valley Resort Location—The Community Campus, Hailey. Eligibility—Boys and girls ages 6-12. You must have completed one year of kinder- For EndlessSummerFun! garten. Activities are separated into boys and girls ages 6-7 (Explorer Camp); ages 8-9 Kid’s Day Camp 6222133 Most programs begin in June. (Discovery Camp); and ages 10-12 (Challenger Camp). If no answer please call the Activities—Club time includes rock climbing, archery, biking, nature hikes, gym, bowling and more. Sports time includes basketball, soccer, Playschool 6222288 Sun Valley Recreation Center: flag football, tennis, group games and more. There is also art, pool and drama. Ice Skating Lessons 6222192 622-2135 Theme weeks are added for extra fun. Simplified fee schedule—Weekly rate is $125 per child. Daily rate is $30. If you’re pay- Jr. Tennis Lessons 6222156 ing for a full session, the session rate is $450. There are three sessions: June 1-25, June Jr. Golf Lessons 6222251 29-July 23 and July 27-Aug. 21. If you’re paying for the entire summer, the cost is $1,275. Lunch and other necessities—Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch and drink. Be sure to provide a water bottle, sunscreen, good shoes and a hat. FRIDAY FUN DAYS EXPRESS YOURSELF...WHEREVER YOU ARE. Sponsored in part by Mountain West Bank. Days—Fridays. Get an entire year of news, sports, arts and Sessions—June 5-Aug. 21. Times—8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., times may vary. more for only $65! Location—Trips depart from The Community Campus. Eligibility—Boys and girls ages 6-12. You must be going into first grade. Each Friday Subscribe to the Idaho Mountain Express and keep up year-round is limited to 40 kids. with the news in Sun Valley. So even if you're half a world away, you Registration—You must register for each trip. Contact the BCRD for trip schedules. can still have a little piece of home. Bring—Lunch and snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing and good shoes. Supervision—Summer Youth Program staff. Call (208) 726-8060 S12 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Art, Farm, Permaculture & Wilderness Camps Ages 4 - 12 Morning & Afternoon Sessions Courtesy photo June 15 - August 7 Making things out of clay packs gives teenagers a chance to exercise their 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. creative muscles this summer. obd fp qbo= ^q tttKqebjlrkq^fkp`ellliKfkcl tttKqebjlrkq^fkp`ellliKfkcl Boulder Mt. Clayworks We also have two specialty camps for ages 9-12: goes ‘Pop’ for clay All Day Wilderness Camp Kids clay classes to study Pop art masters July 6-17 - Sign up for 1 or both weeks and plan on being “in the wild” learning survival tools By SABINA DANA coils, pinch pots, slabs and more. PLASSE Rogers will teach classes July 6- and techniques. 10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31 and Aug. 3-7, Express Staff Writer from 9:30 a.m. to noon for ages 7- Fashion & Design Camp “Pop Art” youth clay camps at 12. The class is $125. Afternoons, July 20-31 - Boulder Mountain Clayworks in Teenager clay makers will for those interested in sewing, Ketchum plan to give kids a new have the opportunity to take fashion and art and designing perspective on creativity. “Teenage Throwing,” which in- Art teacher Beth Rogers is cludes using the clay wheel, ex- their own exclusive out t honing in on pop art by connect- ploring round forms and making ing kids to Andy Warhol’s soup mugs and bowls. The class if for cans, Jasper Johns’ Flags and middle school students and older. Robert Rauscenberg’s collages. Pam Sabel, Lauren Street and Rogers taught at The Community Susan Ward will teach the clay School in Sun Valley and has a throwing class July 20-24 with a Masters in teaching. In addition glaze class in July 30 and Aug. 3-7 she teaches art in Equador. with a glaze class in Aug. 13. Class Kids have an opportunity to will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. design their own clay ﬂags or For details, contact Boulder soup cans in their own creative Mountain Clayworks at 726-4484 _biibsrbI=fa^el way. The class will utilize the tra- or visit bouldermtnclay.com. bar`^qflk=qlt^oap=cobbalj ditional clay techniques such as Sabina Dana Plasse: email@example.com OMUKTUUKPNTM OMUKTOMKUSQU New uniforms a plus Elkhorn Kid’s Camp in Ketchum once again for Taekwondo kids 251 S. Main St. Sun Valley Taekwondo will held at Blaine County Recreation again offer free uniforms for District’s facility at the Hailey youngsters signing up for the Community Campus. Petersen • In its 17th year Korean-style martial arts pro- will also be teaching Taekwondo Ages 4-9 years gram this summer. The program classes at the Wood River YMCA • begins June 1 and continues un- in Ketchum. The Hailey program • Open Monday - Friday til the start of the 2009-10 school is offered Mondays and Wednes- June 1 - August 14, 2009 year. days from 5-6 p.m. and from 6-7 • The cost for the program, p.m. The classes at the Y will be which includes the free uniform, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from is $200 per person. “They can 5-6 p.m. and from 6-7 p.m. come as often as they like,” head For details call Petersen at HIKING * ICE SKATING * TENNIS * ARTS & CRAFTS instructor Gary Petersen said. New this year, the sport-orient- 788-5767. He can also be reached at 309-3011. Sun Valley Taekwon- WATER GAMES * FISHING * AND SO MUCH MORE! ed martial arts program will be do was established in 1980. For more information, please contact us at 622-2777 • www.elkhornkidscamp.com Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S13 Studying art, nature and Picasso in summer Sun Valley Center does art together dance and movement, digital By TONY EVANS photography, mask making and Express Staff Writer mixed media yard art. Week Two students will ex- Pablo Picasso said it took him plore the changing inﬂuences of all of his adult life to re-learn how ‘wind & water’ through creative to paint like a child. play, dance & movement, digi- The Sun Valley Center for the tal photography, pinwheels and Arts’ “Doing Art Together” sum- mixed media mobiles. mer program will bring parents Every child will learn new and children together to study skills, and return home with per- the work of Picasso this summer. sonalized artwork. An extended Sun Valley Center summer day option is available through programs will also bring kids the Blaine County Recreation into nature to study the connec- District. Please call Blaine Coun- tions between art, nature, and ty Recreation District for more science. details 788-2117. Instructor Zoey Pierce will ECO Art Camp will combine begin the summer programs by the energies of The Sun Valley bringing parents and kids togeth- Center and the Environmental er with drawing and coloring ex- Resource Center on Aug. 2-8 at the ercises, before making plaster Central Idaho 4-H Camp, 18 miles sculptures, inspired by the work north of Ketchum. Lisa Whit- of Pablo Picasso. worth of the ERC will help teach - “Doing Art Together” will kids entering grades 7-9. They take place with kids aged 5 and will learn about self-expression older with an adult, on Saturday, during an overnight ﬁeld ecology June 27 from 2-3:30pm. Cost is and natural history program. $25 members/$50 non-members Field instructors will guide (per person). The registration participants in applying those deadline is Fri, June 12. new techniques to complement If your kids are looking for a the study of ecology, geology, and more extended experience, Sum- natural history. mer Art Camp with Diana Sharp- There is open studio time each less will begin with a “Walk on day (and campﬁres every night). Big Wood the Wild Side,” July 20-24, fol- The program will conclude with lowed by Hot Fun in the Summer a gallery show for family and Time, July 27-31. Both camps are friends, where the artists can open to ages 5-6 and take place proudly display their pieces. Ear- from 2-5 p.m. Cost is $190 for Cen- ly registration by May 31 costs Preschool ter members/$215 for non-mem- $375. Regular registration is bers for each week. Registration $400. Scholarships are available. deadline is Monday, July 6. For more information, visit Week One students will ex- www.sunvalleycenter.org or plore the fascinating world of www.ercsv.org wildlife through creative play, Tony Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org Summer Camp ) Hitting the high notes Summer Symphony Music Workshop for kids Ages 2-6 By SABINA DANA Arts, Crafts, Waterplay, phony will hosts the Sun Valley PLASSE Summer Music Workshops dur- Express Staff Writer ing the ﬁrst week of its season Hiking, Adventure Day for elementary, middle and high The Sun Valley Summer Sym- school students. The 2009 work- phony Music Workshop began shops will be held at the Commu- as a program for Blaine County nity School in Sun Valley. Class- Early registration for music students 12 years ago. The es will begin Monday, Aug. 3, and workshop has grown from 35 stu- continue through Friday, Aug. 7. dents in its ﬁrst year to over 170 Gasenica said classes are of- Fall session available students in 2008. fered for string instruments, “The majority of the stu- piano, woodwinds, brass, percus- dents are local, but there is a sion and voice with instruction large group from the Boise area for beginning through advanced and several students who come students. The fee for the entire from all over the country and beyond,” said Education Direc- Summer Music Workshop expe- rience is $90, which includes a Ages 2-5 plus kindergarten and study club. tor for the Summer Sun Valley non-refundable $75 registration Music Workshop Kim Gasenica. fee and a $15 polo shirt fee. There “The instructors are Sun Valley are no tuition fees for the work- Summer Symphony musicians shop classes. Each year there are scholarships available to a lim- & and other regional instructors. Î The symphony has a strong edu- ited number of students. 726-9053 cation program for the summer The ﬁnal workshop perfor- music workshop and supports mance will take place at the Sun the school of music, which runs Valley Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 7. throughout the school year.” For details, call 788-4616. The Sun Valley Summer Sym- S14 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Music n’ Me Academics, art and Summer Music Programs Get Ready to Have Fun and Be a Star! Be a Star! Star in Your Own Music Video: Make your own athletics at TCS music video with your band or just you and a friend singing karaoke style. Weeks of June 8, 15, July 13, 20, August 10, 17 The Community School offers summer variety Bands: 4 person minimum, or Single Karaoke style Diva Camp(2 Week Rock Camp for Girls): Performing and For the 2009 summer semester, The Community Other elementary offerings include mountain laying this year’s top hits ending in a live performance at the School in Sun Valley has a wide range of programs, biking, swimming, hiking and a surf camp held in Spud. June 15-26 or July 20-31 from academics to the outdoors. Southern California. Hannah Mania(Girls Camp): 2 week rock camp singing Outdoor learning for elementary school kids Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus hits. Play an instrument, sing, and teenagers has always been a special part of The Fun for middle school students dance, photos shoots, perform at the Wicked Spud. Loads of Fun! Community School summer program during June The middle school-aged student has some excit- June 15-26 or July 20-31 and July. Taking academic courses for credit is an- ing options in 2009, both in and out of the class- Music Jamzz 2009 Rock and Roll Camp(make your own other option. room. rock band): Create a name and logo for your rock band, create Most classes are held on the Sun Valley campus, A study skills course for those making the tran- a poster, photo shoot, perform live on stage at the Wicked Spud. 6 kids per teacher. Must have own instrument if not a singer. but the camps and outdoor programs are held on- sition from the middle to upper school will be taught June 15-26, July 20-31 and off-campus. Register early, as programs ﬁll up by JoEllen Collins. TCS alum Rian Ervin will offer Music Mania...Music Through the Decades with Kim quickly, and complete payment before May 1 earns a class on writing for students in grades 5 through Stocking Ages 5-12(Grouped by Age): Songs and a 5 percent discount. 8. dances from the 40s to current. Have fun with costumes and Call Phil Huss, the director of Sum- A ﬁeld ecology class will get mid- performances! Thursday afternoons June 18-July 31- nal mer Semester, at 622-3960 ext. 148 or dle schoolers outside, as will tennis performance at Wicked Spud on July 31st. e-mail email@example.com. clinics, mountain biking, and swim- All Camps are Performance Based For more details visit the Web site, ming and hiking programs. www.communityschool.org. Many options for the Youth camps Upper School Popular day camps for kids and Upper school students have over pre-teens returning in 2009 include 20 courses, both academic and athlet- Camp Weefoot (ages 4-5). Veteran staff ic, to choose from. members Cindy Hulbert and Susan Pollack are At the high school level, students can take Eng- back to keep the little ones engaged in theme-based lish, Spanish, Math, History and Art courses for learning. The young kids engage the arts, visit local credit. businesses and explore the natural world. A Mountain Geology and Alpine Ecology course Camp Elkfoot (ages 6-8), takes the kids from will take students across four mountain ranges hikes to the art room to area businesses, making over four days, with plenty of hiking and learning Music n’ Me it a weeklong adventure in their local environment with camp leader and TCS alum Tyler Chandler. Grade school kids learn that mathematics can involved. Longtime Community School teacher Bob Brock Wood River Music Academy be fun or they can challenge their skills with an will be offering his famous SAT Prep courses again this summer. Both sessions are in August, just in 301 1st Ave. South, Hailey 788-3348 online math program, both under the guidance of time for the ﬁnal summer push before school. Notes Music Store 141 Main St., Hailey(Bullion Square) 788-2496 Kathy Gibson. Gabby Radford is also teaching popular technol- ogy, including iPhoto, iMovie and other Apple ap- Other outdoor education offerings include Wil- derness First Aid, a ﬁve-day backpack adventure in the Frank Church Wilderness (for both upper www.notesmusicnme.com plications, making computers more fun and useful and middle school students), mountain biking and than ever. a surf camp in California. Sports camps set for TCS this summer Basketball, volleyball Players of all ages and abilities can take part in nity School gym July 13-16 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. basketball and volleyball summer camps planned Cost is $150. at The Community School gym in Sun Valley. Erikka Gulbranson, former USA National Youth The Cutthroat Basketball Camp, directed by team coach, and Reamy Goodwin will direct a vol- former Community School cagers Erika Connelly leyball camp June 22-25 at the school. and Pauli Ochi, is intended to provide a rewarding Gulbranson played college volleyball at Cal State experience to players of all ages, abilities, and lev- Bakersﬁeld and recently retired from coaching, her els. The coaches will focus on fundamental skills, last position being the head coach at Vangaard Uni- (shooting, passing and dribbling), playing as a versity. Goodwin has coached in the Wood River team, and having fun. Valley for 24 years including ﬁve years leading the Connelly coaches TCS middle school basketball Cutthroats. Prior to that he was the Wood River and teaches at the Sun Valley independent school. High School varsity coach for 13 seasons. Ochi is honing her skills on the courts of Brooklyn, The four-day camp June 22-25 is from 6-8:30 p.m. ♦ ♦ N.Y. for $125. ♦ ♦ The four-day camp will be held in The Commu- ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Nordic student athletes can also hit the books Study and train in Sun Valley This summer, cross-country in The Community School’s skiers can ﬁne tune their train- summer program from June 29 ing and learn new things in the through Aug. 7. classroom during a collabora- The summer courses include tive summer program offered wilderness, literature, painting, through The Community School English, Spanish, math, graphic and the Sun Valley Ski Education design, ceramics and mountain Foundation. biking. For complete course de- SVSEF dry land training runs scriptions, check the TCS Web Express self... Calendar Community Events I I I CALL: 726-8060 726-8065 or 726-8134 from June 8 through Aug. 15 with multiple workouts through the site. SVSEF dry land summer your Obituaries Press Releases News Tips I I I FAX: 726-2329 week, according to head coach Rick Kapala. The ﬂexibility en- training runs $600 for 24 ses- sions. TCS summer program ables student athletes to enroll courses are individually priced. Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S15 Gliding on ice is a year-round pursuit for skaters Young SVFSC kids travel to McCall Generations of young and older ﬁgure skaters have spent memorable summers at Sun Valley Skating Center in the resort’s summer skating program. It dates back to 1936. The Sun Valley Figure Skating Club (SVFSC) has pro- vided ﬁgure skating activities to the community for over 70 years. It has grown into a full-time year-round program with over 125 U.S. Figure Skating Club members and 100 Basic Skills club members. Registration deadline is June 8 for the 2009 Sun Valley Summer Championships set for July 16-19. USFSA test- ing is planned for July 19 and Aug. 22. The club’s annual “Fashions on Ice” fundraiser is Aug.12. Skating Club organizers are always pleased to see new- er ﬁgure skaters come to enjoy competition, travel and meet testing goals. Recently, 12 of the SVFSC’s younger members took the spotlight at McCall, capturing a respectable 32 med- als April 25-26 during McCall’s “Skate by the Lake” basic skills and preliminary competition at Manchester Ice and Event Centre. Arizona Semones, Dyllan Millar, Isabella Cronin and Caroline Hold brought home two gold medals each. Trav- is Flynt, Blair Baker, Isabella Bourret, Blake Letourneau, Lane Letourneau, Katie Peters, and Claire Stickney also earned gold. Samantha Bunting won two silvers and a bronze. In addition, Arizona Semones passed her United States Fig- ures Skating Association Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Courtesy photo Field test. Here are the results: Sun Valley Figure Skating Club kids enjoy skating in the beautiful mountain setting around Ketchum, but they also like getting away Well Balanced Competitive Events and experiencing new places, like their April 25-26 trip to McCall and its lovely Cascade Lake. Here they are, back row, from left, Claire Nontest Freeskate, Group A: 1—Arizona Semones. Stickney, Lane Letourneau and Blair Baker. Front row, from left, Samantha Bunting, Isabella Cronin, Caroline Hold, Arizona Semones, 3—Travis Flynt. Travis Flynt, Isabella Bourret, Dyllan Millar, Katie Peters and Blake Letourneau. Nontest Freeskate, Group B: 2—Samantha Bunting. Pre Preliminary Test Track 9 and under: Isabella Freeskate-3 Artistic-2 and Showcase-1. Nontest Artistic: 1—Travis Flynt. 3—Samantha Bunting. Bourret—Freeskate-3 and Artistic-1. Beginner Test Track 7-and-under: Blake Letour- Nontest Showcase: 1—Arizona Semones. 2—Samantha Beginner Test Track 10-plus: Claire Stickney— neau—Freeskate-3, Artistic-2 and Showcase-1. Bunting. 3—Travis Flynt. Freeskate-2, Artistic-1 and Showcase-2; Dyllan Millar— Freeskate-1, Artistic-2 and Showcase-1. Basic Skills Events Test Track Events Beginner Test Track 8-9: Lane Letourneau— Basic 7: Isabella Cronin—Freeskate-1 and Artistic-1. Pre Preliminary Test Track 10-plus: Blair Baker— Freeskate-2, Artistic-1 and Showcase-3; Katie Peters— Basic 2: Caroline Hold—Compulsory-1 and Freeskate-1. Freeskate-2, Artistic-2 and Showcase-1. GALENA LODGE SUMMER CAMP FUN! (1) Contact Galena Lodge for info on Youth Adventure Programs! (2) Hop into the... 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All equipment and meals provided! www.galenalodge.com S16 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 ALL ABOUT KIDS A ge s3 Kids do it all at -6 Ye Summer Camp ars Fiddle Fee Fie Fo Fun at All About Kids Adventure Camps Elkhorn Kid’s Camp Fishing, hiking, skating, arts and more Limited Spaces… By DELLA SENTILLES Mountain then end the day frol- NOW ACCEPTING Express Staff Writer icking at the water fountain park Campers will engage in a hands on jam packed two week experience with in Ketchum or doing magical arts 6 TODDLERS interactive learning… All summer camps include: science investigations, For the little ones, ages four and crafts. cooking, sensory exploration, math, stories, puppets, hiking, water fun, ﬁeld 1.5 - 2.5 to nine, Elkhorn Kid’s Camp is “It gives kids everything that trips, arts and crafts and so much more… the way to go. Owner Erin Tip- Sun Valley has to offer,” Tippetts petts has been the business of said. New For more info please contact: Kelly Wall owner/director summer camp for as long as she Tippetts divides her time be- remodel 208-788-5780 early bird discounts can remember, ﬁrst working as a counselor at Elkhorn Kid’s Camp tween Boise and Sun Valley. In Boise she runs Smart Start Pre- in 1993. school in Hidden Springs and is New play house Summer Camp Themes… The camp is now in its 17th mother to three children of her with back yard year, and while it has changed own Cael, Lily and Shantel. She June 1st - 12th ~ Backyard science exploration locations and owners, it is still was also recently named one of science explorations Prepare for slimy slugs and wiggle worms! the same fun ﬁlled, loving place Idaho’s “Businesswomen of the with live animals… June 15th - 26th ~Green Garden Galore for kids to spend their Sun Valley Year” by the Idaho Business What does a garden need? Watch your garden grow! summers. Review. June 29th - July 10th ~ Red, White and Blue Early childhood education is New lego land, “It gives kids everything Discover the whole world and ﬁnd out more about where we live. her specialty and something she story adventures July 13th - 24th ~ Mix it up: has always loved. Lets get dirty in the kitchen and have some fun making “I just love the children and and more. chalk, play dough, clay, soap, & more. that Sun Valley has their energy and their innocence OPEN HOUSE July 27th - Aug 7th ~ Back on the farm Feel, touch and love all the new baby farm animals. to offer.” and how everything is new and exciting and fun and it keeps me MAY 7TH Imaginations will soar! Erin Tippetts young and fun,” Tippetts said. Aug 10th - 21st ~ Wacky water days Owner, Elkhorn Kid’s Camp Elkhorn Kid’s Camp is located FROM Bring your swim suits and have some fun at the beach, learn at the Gateway Building in Ket- all about ocean creatures and build castles and more in the chum. The camp runs from June 5 - 8 P.M. sand. Each session has room for 1 through Aug. 14. It is open from around 45 kids. The kids are di- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through vided into three groups: Seekers, Friday. GRAND OPENING ages 4-5 1/2; Explorers, ages 5 1/2 to 6; and Masters, 7-9. Each day is jam packed with fabulous moun- Reservations are required and can be made by mailing an en- rollment form or contacting Tip- tain town activities. One group petts at 208.622.2777 or via email may start the day ﬁshing at Sun firstname.lastname@example.org. Valley Lake or hiking on Dollar Della Sentilles: email@example.com Kindermusik is creative music programs for young children birth to 7 years old. Our Kindermusik classes target the whole child's development through music and movement. In class your child will experience hands on instruments, storytelling, crafts and lots of fun… OPEN HOUSE Add to your fun with May 7th from 6:30 to 8p.m. Join us for FREE food, drinks, scavenger hunt, prizes, bounce house and more… Now accepting enrollment for our Adventure summer camps. summer reading 208-788-1201 719 N. Main St. in Bellevue Get creative at your library Idaho’s librarians are busy all winter preparing for their sum- Hailey summer program Summer Camp Registration, The Hailey Public Library mer reading programs for kids. (788-2036) is hoping to lure kids June 1st OPEN HOUSE & TOUR! They know summer reading is a in grades 1-8 so they can “Be Cre- fabulous opportunity for librar- ative at Your Library,” according ians to really get kids hooked on thru May 16, 2009 - 11am - 2pm to young adult librarian Jeanie reading-for pleasure. Johnston. FREE And their hope is that the Participants will receive their August 21 love of reading will carry over packets during the June 1-5 regis- through the school year. tration week, right after the end This year’s Gem State theme at Bouncy House is “Be Creative at Your Library.” of the school year. They’ll receive prizes as they successfully com- Wood River Gymnastics Academy Food & Drinks That means everything from mu- plete portions of their reading as- sic, dance, photography, painting, Ages: 3 – 6 years (Junior Boing!) Games signments. drawing, crafts and technology 6 - 12 years The reading logs will be com- Face Painting will be on the long list of things 18 mo -3 yrs. Child Care available pleted from June 8 through July to do. Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (extended care available) Gymnastics & Dance Demonstrations 30, and there will be a family fun For their summer reading pro- Family Fun party at the end. As always, the grams, Idaho librarians receive Camp activities include weekly librarians plan a book giveaway While supplies last materials in October and start themes, lots of gymnastics, dance, at the ﬁnale. Special program- *Discount for Extended Care on or before Open House Date Only. Limited to one per family. planning their programs during beginning martial arts, drama/theater, Can be used for single month only. Can not be used at Cash value. Can not be applied with ming will occur Thursdays from the winter. They target elementa- any discounts or specials. Non transferable. Restrictions may apply. 4-5 p.m. gardening, art (at Bella Cosa Studios), ry school kids in their programs, Story hours for pre-schoolers 208-928-6199 email-wrﬂips@gmail.com but everybody is welcome to join. crafts, ﬁeld trips and MORE! wrgymnastics.com 81 Martin Lane, Bellevue are Wednesdays and Fridays at Here are speciﬁcs for the Hai- 10:30 a.m. ley Library summer reading pro- Hailey Library hours are 9 gram. Still to come: Dates and a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednes- plans for summer reading from te S U N VA L L E Y G U I D E ’ S Community Library children’s days and Fridays; from 11-8 Tues- days and Thursdays; and Satur- Vo librarian Kerry Bozza (726-3493) days from 10-6. and Patty Gilman at Bellevue of the Public Library (788-2128). Express self... Calendar Community I I CALL: 726-8060 svguide.com/bestof Events I 726-8065 or 726-8134 your Obituaries Press Releases News Tips I I I FAX: 726-2329 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S17 Hannah mania: Unleash your inner rockstar Summer music camps offer a melody of fun By DELLA SENTILLES Express Staff Writer Get ready to jam this summer with the Music ‘n’ Me Wood River Music Academy. Back by popular demand for a third year, Music Jamzz 2009 Rock and Roll School of Rock will offer two sessions of rock and roll band camp from June 15 – 26 and July 20- 31. “Not every child is an athlete or cheerleader. For some of these kids it’s really the only time they get to shine.” Mitzi Mecham Storeowner, Music ‘n’ Me Wood River Music Academy and Notes Music In addition there will be a Hannah Mania camp for girls with Kim Stocking and Mitzi Mecham. The two ses- sions will take place June 15-26 and July 20-31. This year, there will be two new summer camps. Diva Rock Camp offers girls the opportunity to perform music by current top artists such as Beyonce and Demi Lovato. Sessions take place June 15-26 and July 15-26. Second is Music Mania, a six-week program for girls and boys ages 5-12 that focuses on singing and performing songs from each decade starting with the 40s. Program runs from June 18-July 31. Music ‘n’ Me Wood River Music Academy and Notes Music storeowner Mecham said kids are coming from all over the country this year. Courtesy photo “New York is a hot one this year,” Mecham said. Breaking out the instruments and the laughs at summer music camp. While enrollment may be up, Mecham said she plans to divide the camps into smaller groups with more teach- an autograph signing. will also have assistance with instruments. All levels of ers to provide more one-on-one time. “Not every child is an athlete or cheerleader,” Mecham performance are welcomed. Kids will also get to make their own CDs as well as said. “For some of these kids it’s really the only time they For details, call 788-3348 or visit www.notesmusicnme. take part in autograph signings and photo shoots. At the get to shine.” com. end of the two weeks, the bands will perform live at the There will be partial scholarships available with a re- Della Sentilles: firstname.lastname@example.org Wicked Spud in Hailey, make promotion posters and have ferral from an educator. Scholarship kids attending camp Preschoolers are kings in their castles Day care in the summer Check around and ﬁnd the best weeks on acting, art, music, gar- day care and kids’ camp for your dening and clay. family this summer. There’s a lot Sessions are June 8-Aug. 21. of there. Here are just two more School lunches are included. offerings: Thematic camps include Sci- ence Camp with Tom Nash June SteppingStone School 8-12, Acting Camp with Nash SteppingStone School in Ket- June 15-19 and Bug Camp Aug. chum is marking its 20th year of 17-21. Enrollment is limited to 12 excellence in academic and cre- children ages 4-7. ative programs. SteppingStone School, direct- Proud of its low teacher-to-stu- ed by Lynn Hino, is located at 6th dent ratio, SteppingStone has fac- Street West in Ketchum. ulty members looking forward to Call 726-5818 or email to a productive and fun summer of email@example.com weekday mini-camps and sum- mer tutoring. Big Wood Preschool They encourage a love of learn- Arts and crafts, water play, ing and exploration in a nurtur- hiking and an Adventure Day ing environment. They plan to are featured for ages 2-6 with kin- enrich a child’s experience and dergarten and Study Club at the prepare kids for further learning Presbyterian Church of the Big next fall. Wood in Ketchum. The summer camp schedule, Call now at 726-9053, because is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays certain days are already ﬁlling with extended care available un- up. Early registration for Big til 5:30 p.m. It includes special Wood’s fall session is offered. News can’t be recycled ... but newspapers can. Please recycle this Idaho Mountain Express when you’re done. S18 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Kukkiwon A non-profit Black Belt organization Instructors Lights up with St. Thomas Playhouse Be sure to revel in summer theater SUMMER PROGRAM By SABINA DANA FREE UNIFORM PLASSE Express Staff Writer with sign up for the Ketchum’s St. Thomas Play- Summer Program. house takes summer fun seri- Cost: 200. 00 ously and 2009 is no exception. For its high school youth and young adults 2009 Summer The- ater Project, St. Thomas plans to Program runs from JUNE 2nd to the start of school produce Eric Bogosian’s “Subur- bia.” Blaine County Rec. Fitness Center “This play speaks to every- one,” said St. Thomas Playhouse A Sport Oriented Martial Arts Program Director Anna Johnson. “It cov- ers sexual promiscuity, identity, homophobia, racism, idolatry, al- Monday Wednesday coholism, drug abuse and more. TKD TKD The play has been edited for con- 5:00-6:00 PM 5:00-6:00 PM tent and language, but it speaks 6:00-7:00 PM 6:00-7:00 PM to everyone.” Summer Theater Project par- Courtesy photo FOR MORE INFORMATION ticipants will rehearse, produce In a photo by Heather Black, the St. Thomas Playhouse 2008 Summer Theater and perform “Suburbia” and at Project production of “Hair” featured Steve Alexander and Allison Sher. - come by during class or call - the same time explore messages of hope, hurt, love, faith and the 788-5767 and leave a message journey of life. Actors, singers and musicians will work closely for the younger folk.” The Company B Performing ing, music and voice, dance and on-camera work. In addition, St. Dojang 309-3011 together to perform an original Arts Day Camp team of direc- Thomas Playhouse will offer rec- rock ‘n’ roll score, which has tors, artists, teachers and design- reational and evening activities been created for the production. ers create a two-week musical such as rock climbing, mountain Auditions for “Suburbia” will theater experience for children biking, hiking, kayaking, swim- take place Saturday, May 16, and ages 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and ming, D.J. night, campﬁre night, We offer Sunday, May 17, from 1-3 p.m. at ages 10-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. game night and arts and crafts. St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Monday, June 8, through Sunday, In addition, evening activities in- Certified Teacher 201 Sun Valley Road in Ketchum. June 21. The cost is $350 for ages clude skit night and talent show Quality educational 5-9 and $475 for ages 10-13. Pub- night. Actors, ages 14 and up and young programs lic performances for “Pirates of “Everyone is into the camp adults will read scenes and sing Bilingual Preschool from 16 bars of music. Rehears- Penzance, Junior” are Thursday, and it’s a treat to wakeup with We are offering our first summer camp with fun Age Appropriate als begin Wednesday, May 20, June 18, and Saturday, June 20, amazing guests, local artists outdoors activities such as hiking, tennis lessons, activities and performances take place, and for “Fiddler on the Roof, Ju- and in ‘heaven’ as your back- water games, library story hour, gymnastics, fishing, Wednesday, June 17, through nior,” performances are Friday, yard,” said Camp Administrator nature walks, soccer, kickball and much more Hands on and Minds Sunday, June 21. June 19, and Sunday, June 21. Sara Gorby. “This year’s theme on Activities For details, call 726-5349, Camp begins at St. Thomas is ‘With A Little Help From My Open: Monday - Friday 7:00-6:00 Loving, Caring and Safe Camp hours: 9:00-4:00 ext. 13. Episcopal Church in Sun Valley Friends.’” Learning environment and ﬁnal rehearsals and perfor- Students immerse them- (No additional charge for the hours before and after camp.) Dates: June 1-August 28 Low teacher - Company B productions mances will take place at The selves in works on great loves Now accepting enrollment in Preschool and Child child ratios The St. Thomas Playhouse Community School Theatre in and friendships from musicals care Programs 12 mos. to 6 years old for Affordable rates Company B Summer Performing Sun Valley. For details, call 726- such as “Rent” and “Wicked” and current, summer and fall 2009. 5349, ext. 16. scenes from Shakespeare such as Arts Camp is a whirlwind of fun and creativity for kids who love “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” the stage. This summer Com- Conservatory Camp and “Romeo and Juliet.” pany B will present Gilbert and In its second year, the St. Guest artists include actress PAINT YOUR Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance, Thomas Summer Performing Beth Kennedy from Los Ange- OWN POTTERY Junior” and one of the most suc- Arts Conservatory Camp will les, Hip hop artist Mary Ken- cessful and long-running musi- host talented guest artists from nedy from New York City and STUDIO cals of all time “Fiddler on the across the nation for the 2009 voice artist of opera and musical Roof, Junior.” summer at Camp Perkins, which theater James Martin also from No Reservations needed Birthdays, Clubs, Playdates No Reservations needed • Birthdays, Clubs, Playdates is north of Ketchum near Alturas New York City. “This year we will be taking You paint it, we’ll re it! You paint it, we’ll re it! two of the main characters and Lake. The camp will take place Tuition is $900 per person and Lots of idea books, stamps stencils available Lots of idea books, stamps & stencils available cast them as intern actors for from Saturday, June 27, through scholarships are available as Friday, July 3, for youth entering well as an early bird special and 160 W. 4th St. Ketchum 208-726-2788 160 W. 4th St. Ketchum • 208-726-2788 leadership and continuity partic- ﬁfth grade through 12th grade. sibling discount. For details, call ularly for the mother and father (across from Ketchum post office • call for hours) characters,” said Camp Admin- Participants immerse them- 726-5349, ext. 16. istrator Sara Gorby. “It will also selves in a conservatory-like Sabina Dana Plasse: firstname.lastname@example.org serve as an example of maturity experience in the areas of act- PAL promises a summer of fun Police program offers positive recreation By TERRY SMITH The idea behind PAL is to get more golf, rodeo, baseball games Express Staff Writer kids involved in fun positive rec- and pretty much whatever else reational activities to help steer kids like to do in the summer. Youngsters 9-16 can sign up for them away from negatives such Rafting trips require kids to fun activities with the Police Ac- as minor consumption of alcohol, be at least 12 years old. tivities League Summer of 2009, street gangs and illegal drugs. PAL activities last until Aug. sponsored by the Blaine County This summer’s PAL events 13. Participation is free, but you Sheriff’s Ofﬁce. kick off on June 8 with a dinner need to register for events 10 days The price is right too. It won’t and movie combo package. in advance. cost you a dime. Lots of other great events fol- I Golﬁng, ﬁshing, hiking, swim- low like golf competition, swim- Contact Chad at 788-7080 to ming camping…you name it, ming and ﬁshing outings, basket- register or for more details. PAL’s likely got events planned. ball camps, rafting and hiking, Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S19 Cycling puts kids in the saddle Fat tire, road programs on tap By JASON KAUFFMAN Additionally, free racing for How Does Your Garden Grow? Express Staff Writer kids ages 12 and under will be of- fered as part of the eighth annual Enroll your budding botanists in our summer As in summers past, young Wood River Cup. The racing se- series designed to teach kids about the bicycling enthusiasts will have ries takes place on ﬁve consecu- a number of summer bicycle tive Wednesdays starting May 27. intricate lifecycles of plants. programs to choose from in the Contact Olson at 788-9184, or visit Wood River Valley this year. powerhouseﬁtstudio.com. Both mountain bike and road I Ages: Pre-K (Ages 4+)-1st Grade Ages: 2nd Grade-5th Grade bike programs are available. Over at Sun Summit Ski and Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 8th-24th & August 3rd-19th Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6th-22nd Billy Olson with Sun Valley Cycle in Ketchum, Greg Stock Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7th-23rd Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 9th-25th & August 4th-20th Road and Dirt will again offer will also be providing a variety Time: 9am-Noon Time: 9am-Noon a variety of programs aimed at of kids’ bicycling programs. Single Session: $25 members/$35 non-members Single Session: $25 members/$35 non-members kids of all skill levels. For the seventh year in a Entire Series: $125 members/$175 non-members Entire Series: $125 members/$175 non-members From early June until August, row, Stock is coaching the Sun *A series consists of all 6 lessons within a given month. *Last day to register for June series is May, 31st. Olson will offer ﬁve days a week Summit Junior Cycling Team of instruction for children ages 6- for road biking enthusiasts. The 14. The rides will run from 9 a.m. team is open for kids of all skill until 1 p.m. Skills taught at the levels, from ages 10-18. The rides Ages: 6th-8th Grade Dates: June 24th - Garden Scavenger Hunt camps include the basics—from will begin as soon as the spring Dates: June 19th - Garden Afternoon July 22nd - Literature in the Garden clipping into pedals to straddling weather becomes warm enough, July 10th - Creek Ecology August 5th - Garden to Table a bike—to the more advanced, Stock said. August 14th - Ethno-Botany Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm including riding drop-offs and Stock said the team is always Time: 2pm-5pm Single Program: M: $10 child or $30 a family single-track trails and conquer- open to new members. Free ori- Single Program: $25 members/$35 non-members NM: $15 child or $40 family *Price includes material costs. *Family rate o ered to those with 4+ children ing intimidating slopes. entation rides from Sun Sum- The camps will be based out mit Ski and Cycle are offered on of the refurbished Hailey Moun- Thursdays. Stock said the rides tain Bike Park out Croy Canyon are designed to be non-competi- west of town. Though the camp tive. They teach the basic skills is mostly about mountain bik- necessary for riding in a group. For More Information: Call 208.726.9358 or ing, kids will also learn about the In order to attract beginning cy- basics of road riding, Olson said. clists, the rides are not about ﬁt- e-mail email@example.com New for this year, participants ness or endurance, he added. www. sbgarden.org don’t have to come each and ev- Nevertheless several team ery day. participants have gone on to be- “The kids can come as often as come nationally competitive rid- they want,” he said. ers, Stock said. Licensed coaches will guide “I can take them as far as they the kids in a fun and safe envi- want to go,” he said. ronment. This year, the cost for The team meets until school the summer-long camp has been resumes in late summer. reduced to $725. Lunch is an ad- For more information on the ditional $5 per day. Sun Summit Ski and Cycle pro- Sun Valley Road and Dirt also gram, call Greg Stock at 726-0707 offers a junior development team or e-mail him at sunsummit@ for kids ages 14-18. cox-internet.com. SUMMER KIDS CAMP Explore the June 8 - August 27 with Jennifer Harper world around you Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm Kids ages 4-10 years With Mountain Adventure Tours Purchase your 20 day punch card By JON DUVAL under the silent gaze of Idaho’s prior to May 15 and save $100 Express Staff Writer tallest peak, Mount Borah. From swimming, trekking Members $40 / Mountain Adventure Tours and exploring, to touring local (MAT) is offering its unique businesses to see how they run, Non-members $45 per day brand of Enviro-tainment this campers can explore MAT’s fa- summer with a wide range of vorite spots, including the Bru- programs for children ages four neau Sand Dunes, Magic Reser- to 16. voir and Craters of the Moon. Through daily adventures and BaseCamp itself allows for a multi-night road trips, MAT pro- wide variety of activities, rang- vides an exciting environment ing from ﬂy-ﬁshing to hiking, GOLF - SWIMMING - TENNIS - KAYAKING - YOGA to explore the natural world, the and also houses MAT’s digital Wood River Valley community video studio, one of the most pop- ARTS & CRAFTS - MARTIAL ARTS AND MORE! and the people living within it. ular programs of the summer. CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! 725-0595 The programs help children Other overnight opportunities learn responsibility, indepen- include an introduction to river dence and decision-making skills guiding along the Payette River, S U N VA L L E Y G U I D E ’ S te by giving campers the respon- a Wild West adventure to Mon- sibility and freedom to discover tana and Mountain Adventure Vo who they are and where their tal- Music Camp. ents lie. For full program descrip- of the This summer, 14 programs are tions, schedules, prices and ap- being offered, a number of which plications, visit the MAT website will utilize MAT’s 13-acre Base- mountainadventuretours.org or svguide.com/bestof Camp property located on the call 309-1005. Information about eastern edge of Trail Creek Road. scholarships is also available. It sits along the Big Lost River S20 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Summer Fun Located 8 miles north of Ketchum, Camp Sawtooth has been in operation for over 75 years where thousands of youth of all ages have come and spent time in God’s creation and experienced the love of Jesus Christ. Every day at Camp Sawtooth is lled with activities specially designed by our Summer Program Staff. Games, Small Groups, Crafts, Wacky Wednesday, Talent Show, Free Time, Chapel and Camp Fires keep the campers very busy. Special activities for varying age groups include swimming, hiking, and ice skating, along with white water rafting for the Sr. High campers. Dates: Week long camps by age group: June 4th – July 3 st Cost: $ 50-$280 (depending on activities and length of camp) Contact information: Dave and Marcy Paul, Camp Directors; (208)337-3364 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.campsawtooth.org Summer Review for Students Sharpen academic skills with targeted review sessions! Grade-Speciﬁc Skills Review, K-12: • Spanish • Math • English • Language Arts Dual Immersion: Reinforcement of Spanish Skills • Reading • Writing • Conversation Individual and group sessions with experienced teacher/tutor. Express photo by David N. Seelig Call for more information! Kim’s Tutoring TOP HERSHEY TRACK ATHLETES CONTINUE THEIR TRAINING 208-481-2299 Practice for state track June 20 in Rexburg email@example.com Wood River High School freshman Kaitana Martinez has come all the way through the Blaine County Recreation District track and field program—becoming a national champion in her events. She has taken her abilities to the high school level. “KT” is shown here trying the high jump during the April 28 Bob Shay Memorial track meet in Hailey, watched by her father Ron Martinez in the background. Just last Saturday, kids like Martinez competed in the Blaine County/Hershey track and field meet for kids in grades 1-8 at Carey. First- and second-place winners ages 9-14 Saturday are continuing CAMP their training so they can compete, like Martinez did, in the Southern Idaho State Hershey meet, scheduled this year for June 20 in Rexburg. S A W T O O T H M O U N TA I N S , S TA N L E Y, I D PERKINS HAS SOMETHING FOR EVE RYONE ! Whether it’s Spanish or plants, from campfire, swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts and outdoor fun... CSI helps crack the case to CSI offers crime scene study, movement camps specialized camps including fly fishing, backpacking, photography, horseback riding, By TONY EVANS scene investigator. in kindergarten through ﬁfth rafting, drama and art camp. Express Staff Writer They will take part in a two- grade an introduction to Span- day class packed with hands-on ish games, art, communicative Parent/Child and Family camps also available. In the summer months, the techniques, learning the proper activities and kinesthetic move- College of Southern Idaho cam- procedures for collecting evi- ment. Camps will meet Monday Camp Dates: June 14 - August 7. pus in Hailey expands its pro- dence and the importance of through Thursday, June 29 to Cost: $265 - $340. grams to include educational crime scene photography, apply July 2 and July 6-9 from 9 a.m.- $20,000 in scholarships are available! summer camps for schoolchil- ﬁngerprinting and apprehension 10:30 a.m. Tuition: $70. dren. This summer the college techniques. They will also devel- “Kinesthetic Camp” will teach Register online at www.CampPerkins.org will offer camps focusing on na- op theories about what took place “Body Language” to kids in 208-788-0897 ture and science, the Spanish in a “mock” crime scene. grades 3-5. They will learn play- language, and body movement. Camp meets Wednesday and ful physical expression, stretch- “Ants and Plants” camp will Thursday, June 3 and 4 from 9 ing, sign language and yoga INFO@CAMPPERKINS.ORG lead kids grades 2-6 in a search for a.m.-12 p.m. Tuition: $60. postures. Kids will explore the fascinating bugs and plants on a “Green Science Camp” will potential of nonverbal commu- series of ﬁeld trips to explore vari- show kids how to mix, measure, nication and practice how body ous natural communities and the dissect, build and break apart movement in space can convey creatures that inhabit them. the science of photosynthesis in conﬁdence, balance, and grace. Something As they visit rivers, forests, ponds, meadows, and sagebrush order to discover the essence of green. The students will learn Camp meets Monday-Friday, June 15-19 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. areas, the youngsters will learn about many aspects of the pro- Tuition: $80. borrowed, something about botany, geology, ecology, and more. Camp meets Monday cess, from plants to chemical reactions, light, energy, the envi- CSI offers experienced teach- ers in small class settings. Ad- green through Thursday, July 20-23 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuition: $60. “Crime Scene Investigation” ronment, and more. Camp will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June vance registration is required. For more information, call the CSI Blaine County Center at 788- Throw a sustainable wedding camp at CSI is for grades 5-8, 9, 10 and 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 2033 or go online: www.csi.edu/ with Habitat magazine, wanting to explore the possibili- and from 1-3 p.m. Tuition: $60. blaine. available valley-wide. ties of becoming a future crime Spanish Camps offer kids Tony Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S21 KIDS & PARENTS CUSTOMED DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR AGREE: PLAYTIME DREAMS Kids go native at Rocky 2,000 LB. STANDARD BUT UNIQUE LOG PLAYGROUND DELIVERED AND INSTALLED FOR $5,400 WAS $5,600 Mountain SAVE $200 The Mountain School Playsets BY PLACING YOUR ORDER BY JUNE 15TH, 2009 LAUGHS, GIGGLES & SMILES INCLUDED IN EVERY PLAYSET!! ARE THE BEST! Wilderness skills, farming and art classes in Bellevue By TONY EVANS Children will have access to Express Staff Writer trails, small creeks and nearby river environment. The Mountain School is lo- The indoor environment at cated beside a working ranch the school is as enchanting as on Mustang Lane in Bellevue. the outdoor environment with its There, the Waldorf School trained indoor greenhouse and art room, teachers will begin a third year kitchen for cooking the bounty of summer camps, running from from the farm and garden, hand- June 15 to Aug. 7. made and natural ﬁber toys and Throughout the entire sum- crafting materials, and a cozy mer, the Mountain School offers story corner. farming and “permaculture” pro- Summer activities will be- grams that introduce students to gin with an all-day “Wilderness balanced, energy-efﬁcient living Camp” for 9-12 year olds from through work with gardens and July 6 to 17, offered by mountain BUILT IN IDAHO greenhouses. lion hunter and environmental- At the school the campers ﬁnd ist John DeLorenzo. Kids can FREE DESIGN a host of resident farm animals, spend one or two weeks “in the CONSULTATION including chickens, ducks, goats, wild” with DeLorenzo, learning by STEVE PENCE 208-432-5334 sheep, rabbits, cows, and minia- ture horses. survival tools and techniques. For a more domestic experi- ROCKY MOUNTAIN PLAYSETS www.starcraftinc.com The Mountain School arts ence, “Afternoon Fashion & De- program includes music, drum- sign Camp” will take place July ming, games, painting, sculp- 20-31. This camp is for those in- ture, drama, movement, poetry, terested in bringing together sew- drawing and handwork. Children will learn the full ing, fashion and art by designing their own exclusive outﬁt. Your Summer on the go... cycle of interdependence with farm animals, weaving and card- Morning, afternoon and full day options are available for both Get the Pass and Ride ing crafts from wool from the camps. school’s own goat. For more information visit Wilderness skills are a com- the Mountain School website at ponent of all week long camps, www.themountainschool.info or offering archery, exploration and contact Brenda Lyon at 208 720- learning amongst the abundant 8648. vegetable and ﬂower gardens. Tony Evans: email@example.com CALL 788-RIDE (7433) Scout camps become www.Mountainrides.org June through August Summer Youth Bus Pass highlights of summer unlimited $90 for 5-18 year olds AVAILABLE AT All 3 Atkinsons’ locations • Guffy’s (in Bellevue) • Splash & Dash & Mt. Rides Ofﬁce 491 Sun Valley Road Ketchum In the Idaho mountains SWIM LESSONS Gem State boy and Girl Scout struction was completed on the summer camps are great ways lodge in Oct. 1975. for kids to learn outdoor, social Minor improvements have and leadership skills. been made including $20,000 of You don’t have to be a Boy upgrades to the kitchen equip- We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities. ™ Scout or Girl Scout to partici- ment in June 2000. pate in any one of several Idaho This year’s Camp Bradley Swim lessons: M-TH, eight classes every two weeks, 30 minutes / class. camps, although camp registra- work weekend is May 29-30. The tions do ﬁll up early. Leader Speciﬁc Training for Members: $56 Guests: $80 The Boy Scouts adult leaders working Pike: ages 3-5, very beginner level 9:00-9:30a.m., 10:00-10:30a.m. of America, Snake with Cub Scouts, Boy Eel: ages 3-5, has some swimming ability, 9:30-10:00a.m., 10:30-11:00a.m. River Council (208- Scouts, Varsity and Starﬁsh: ages 3-5, can swim on front and back, working on side breathing, 733-2067), and the Sil- Ventures takes place ver Sage Girl Scouts Saturday, May 9 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. (208-377-2011) are the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pollliwog: ages 6-12, very beginner level, 9:30-10:00a.m. camp sponsors. Visit Gooding LDS Church. Guppy: ages 6-12, is working on side breathing, knows crawl and backstroke, snakerivercouncil. Cost is $7. Contact 9:00-9:30a.m. org or girlscouts-ssc. Devin Rigby at 208- org for lots of information. 934-8278. Session 1: June 1-11 Session II: June 15-25 Session III: July 6-16 Camp Bradley 23 miles west of Kids can also discover their Session IV: July 20-30 Session V: August 3-13 Stanley at the Cape Horn Scout adventurous sides at Girl Scout Evening Swim Classes: Wednesdays, July 1-29 Members: $35 Guests: $50 Reservation is the council’s Boy camps. They are always passages Pike: 5:30-6:00p.m. Polliwog: 6:00-6:30p.m. Scout summer camp location. It of childhood that develop into has quite a history dating back memorable adventures. Kids Conditioning: Classes will focus on proper stroke technique, conditioning, and over 50 years. Girl Scout sites are Camp Al- preparing for competitive swimming. Members: $72/Month. Guests: $96/Month. Originally called the Cape ice Pittenger outside McCall (wa- Ages 6-8 M/W 4:30-5:30p.m. Ages 9-12 T/TH 4:30-5:30p.m. Horn Scout Reservation; Camp ter camp) and Pine Creek Camp Bradley was purchased by the near Shoup northwest of Salmon June Session: June 8- July 2; July Session: July 6-30; August Session: Aug. 3-13 Snake River Council in 1956. in the central Idaho wilderness Private and semi-private lessons available all summer long! As the needs of the camp in- (horses). *Go to www.woodriverymca.org to register, or call 928-6707 for more information. creased, former Sun Valley resi- They are two of three camp dent Dr. Paul Heuston and Coly properties owned and operated Parrish gathered the necessary by Girl Scouts of Silver Sage News can’t be recycled ... funds of $165,000 to build a new Council, serving over 6,300 girls but newspapers can. lodge. In the spring of 1974 con- with over 2,300 volunteers in struction on the Coly Parrish eastern Idaho, southern Idaho Please recycle this Idaho Mountain Express Friendship Lodge began. Con- and northern Nevada. when you’re done. S22 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Courtesy photos Katherine Hosie (left) and Alice Harbesen show that putting on a Camp Little Laugh theater production isn’t all just standing up on the stage. Laugh a little, act a whole Kasey’s Kids Summer Camp lot, and do it close to home Ages 2-8 years Theater camps full of creativity Activities include: By SABINA DANA PLASSE Express Staff Writer to know everyone,” Wygle said. “Many camp gradu- ates come back to be counselors.” For more information and to reserve a spot for Wood River Valley children have plenty of the- Camp Little Laugh, call 726-9124. Studying bugs ater camp opportunities in the valley. Summer Stages Day Camp From Camp Little Laugh to Summer Stages Day Hiking Camp, children can learn and participate in theater through a variety of experiences. The nexStage Theater in Ketchum continues its three-week day camp, Summer Stages, with an add- ed bonus for 2009. In conjunction with Ketchum’s Learn about nature Camp Little Laugh Atkinson Park, Summer Stages will have outdoor Since 1977 Laughing Stock Theater Company, a activities for campers. non-proﬁt organization, has produced numerous The camp will take place July 6-24 for ages 4-7, Planting gardens productions for Wood River Valley audiences. En- from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and for ages 8-16, from 9 tering its 21st summer, the Laughing Stock Theater a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for ages 4-7 is $425 and for Riding bikes Company’s Camp Little Laugh has been attracting campers for its sleep-away camp held at Cathedral ages 8-16 is $625. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Pines, north of Ketchum. Summer Stages will cover all aspects of the per- 8:00a.m. To 6:00p.m Monday thru Friday “We love it because it is so close to home, but forming arts including dance, music, acting, set feels so far away,” said organizer Kathy Wygle. design, voice and art. A ﬁnal free performance will Drop off & pick-up available in Hailey! “The camp combines acting and with a real camp- take place at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum on Register Now! ing experience.” Friday, July 24, and every age group will have a Camp Little Laugh takes place Aug. 8-14 and is performance. for grades 3-10 and costs $875. Scholarships and This summer professional singer, choreographer (208) 928-6545 payment plans are available. and teacher Jilla Webb will be joining the camp as Camp Little Laugh offers recreational games, an instructor along with the nexStage Theater’s hiking and evening campﬁres. Cathedral Pines Education Director Patsy Wygle, Teaching Artist close proximity to Easley Hot Springs allows for Keith Moore, Director of the Oregon Shakespeare lots of swimming fun. A Grand Finale performance Festival Bruce Hostetler and returning camp the- 900 N Leadville Ave, Ketchum, ID will take place on Friday, Aug. 14, with a family and friends barbecue. ater instructor Freddie Harris. For details and reservations, call 726-9124. “It is a unique time to be with the kids, and get Children 4 years - 6th grade are invited to experience and discover God D GE everywhere at P E CA M VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL crafts August 3-7 snacks 8:45am - Noon $35/child games $75/family maximum bible stories and more! Contact Carrie Kotara 622-0548 to register Camp Little Laugh kids take a wet break from all the fun they have putting on a show. Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 S23 Learn by doing with 4-H summer camps Please join Fun for head, heart, hands and health Mountain Adventure Tours in By JEFF CORDES Leta Hansen, Peggy Hill, Nancy 4-H Wildlife Day Camp Celebrating our Jones, John Lorenzo, Christine Express Staff Writer Leslie, Kristy Molyneux, Brian School is still in session, but 1 1 season of you can get the summer off on 4-H means head, heart, hands and health—and the national 4- O’Crowley, Jodi Olsen, Wendy Petzke, Holly Rivera, Marilyn the right foot by attending the 4- Enviro-tainment H Wildlife Day Camp Saturday, HY motto is: “To make the best Walker and Katherine Woods. May 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at for kids 4-16 years old!!! better.” Why not join up with a na- Full-week 4-H Camps the Hagerman State Fish Hatch- We are offering SPECIAL LOCAL ery in Hagerman. tional organization designed for This year, two multi-day out- This year’s topic is “Fishing.” RATES to Blaine County residents the healthy development of young door camps are offered for kids Morning classes and afternoon The best deal in years! people? And if you don’t want to ages 8-13 (grades 3-8) at the Cen- stations include water safety, join on a full-time basis, you’re tral Idaho 4-H camp 18 miles knowing your ﬁsh, rules and still invited to take advantage of north of Ketchum. ethics, and the make-up of tackle programs intended to “learn by June’s camp is a four-day boxes. There will be a guided hike doing.” gathering June 15-18 mainly for to Oster Lake and a ﬁsh hatchery Kids become more indepen- southern Idaho kids. July’s four- tour. dent, learn social skills and try day camp is more likely to be at- Wildlife Day Camp is geared new activities during the 4-H pro- tended by many Blaine and Cam- to youth ages 8-13, but kids ages grams offered through University as County children. 5-7 may also attend. Adults must of Idaho’s Cooperative Extension Young people don’t have to be accompany younger kids. And System. 4-H members to attend. you don’t have to be a 4-H mem- 4-H summer camps nation- 4-H July Summer Camp is ber to attend. wide offer experiences that give an outdoor experience for youth young people measured growth ages 8-13 who have fun as camp- Teenage camp counselors ages 13-and-older are encouraged to Returning Camps in four areas—positive identity, ers while older kids 13-18 serve Mini Mat, I love Bugs, Mini 007, Mini Treasure Hunt- join in. So are parents. You need social skills, physical and think- as counselors and assistant ers, I LOVE Bikes @ Basecamp, Splash Bash, Forts a ﬁshing license if you’re over 14. and Sorts, Wild West Cowpokes, Video Editing ing skills, positive values and counselors. Fishing gear and some poles are Adventure, Adv. Video Editing, Blast form the Past, spirituality. From dawn to dusk, kids are provided. Now That’s What I Call Fun Camp and OLD SCHOOL. Whether it’s a lamb camp kept busy with hiking, cooking, Pick up your registration form where kids learn about animal water games, volleyball, ﬁrst husbandry and sheep shearing, or aid and more. The campers do at the Blaine County Extension Ofﬁce in Hailey and register by New 2009 Camps a 4-H Wildlife Day Camp about the service projects on Thursday Fly Fishing n River Tubing and this Friday, May 8, with Gooding Mountain Adventure Music Camp. fun of ﬁshing, kids seem to like 4- morning, and there are campﬁre County Extension, 208-934-4417. H programs. Best of all, they are activities each evening. The cost of $40 ($12 for adults) in- very affordable. Dates are Tuesday through cludes lunch, supplies, day insur- Trips Take your pick of day camps or Friday, July 7-10. Early-bird fees Payette River School, Jessie and Jessie’s Climbing ance, picture and t-shirt. full-week camp programs. by June 19 are $150 for campers Adventure, WILD WEST MONTANA Other day camps are an ATV Here’s a sampling of the 4-H ($170 late fee through June 26) Private Trips and Camps available upon request. Camp June 13 in Filer, lamb in summer for 2009. Call 788-5585 and $85 for counselors. Attend- Rupert June 2, digital media weekdays and be sure to pick up the 50-page booklet of summer of- ing adults are free. Pick up application forms and design in Rupert June 9-11, Specials and the Southern Idaho Live- June 22nd - 25th: Forts and Sorts w/ an overnight ferings and applications through at the Blaine County extension is only $275.00. Mini Mat $250.00. For more local stock Judging Camp July 14-16 4-H, the largest non-formal youth ofﬁce located across the street discounts email firstname.lastname@example.org in Jerome. educational organization in the from the Blaine County Sheriff’s or call 208-309-1005. United States. Department, or register directly with Camas County Extension at Idaho Military Family Camp Teen counselors ages 14-18 are For the fourth year, Univer- Private trips and camps available upon request. also an important part of the 4-H 208-764-2230. BaseCamp on the Big Lost family outings, sity of Idaho Extension and “Op- summer program. They provide private cook and sleeping yurts. positive role models and bring Idaho Teen Conference eration Military Kids,” are offer- ing a weekend Military Family Please call for your own detailed brochure fresh approaches and new ideas to in Moscow Camp July 24-26 at the Central make the camps fun for the kids. Travel to an entirely different Idaho 4-H Camp. 208-309-1005 If you want to throw your hat email: email@example.com part of Idaho and learn leader- The camp tries to meet the completely into the 4-H ring, get ship skills during the 2009 Teen needs of Idaho’s National Guard your projects ready for the 2009 Conference June 8-12 on the Uni- and Reserve personnel (individu- See you this summer!!! Blaine County Fair Aug. 3-8 at versity of Idaho campus in Mos- als and families) from all branch- Blaine County Fairgrounds in cow. es. For $40 per person, it offers Carey. Projects include quilting, Invited are youth who have two nights lodging, facilities use, citizenship, Junior Master Gar- ﬁnished grades eight through materials, instructors, six meals, dener, leadership, art, rocketry 12, with adults as chaperones. snacks and child care. and more. Packed full of fun workshops, Be ready to enjoy wagon rides, The Blaine County 4-H Lead- new skills, games and great evening campﬁres, ﬁshing, fam- er’s Council is a hard-working ideas, the conference is a ﬁve- ily competitions, shooting sports, group. day adventure that can open archery, arts and crafts, cooking, It includes Jayne Bailey, Lisa many doors for the future. ﬂag ceremonies and skits. First Baird, Michelle Bobbitt, Vivian Cost is $250 for youths and priority goes to military fami- MOUNTAIN Bobbitt, Thelma Cameron, Mela- $225 for adults who register and lies. Non-military families, for nie Colton, Greg Cordovano, Nicki pay now through June 5. Visit instance, friends and relatives, D’Orazio, Joyce Edwards, Cami 4h.uidaho.edu for more details. can apply after June 1. Elias, Verla Goitiandia, Cami Gor- BIKE CAMP Call 208-334-2328 or email ringe, Tracy Green, Cassi Grifﬁn, firstname.lastname@example.org. BACK FOR OUR 8TH SEASON! Sun Valley Resort offers day camp Kid’s Ages 6-14 Fun for kids 6-14 Young people ages 6-14 will will be on coordinated weekly ﬁshing, wagon rides and picnics. — Contact Info — enjoy the amenities of Sun Val- programs to enhance a child’s Full day rates are $90 includ- 208.788.9184 ID 83340 ✮ email@example.com ley Resort during the Sun Val- awareness of the resort facilities. ing lunch. Half-day rates (9 a.m.- PowerHouseFitStudio.com ley Summer Day Camp starting He said carefully selected 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.) are $67 plus in mid-June and continuing personnel will guide the kids $8 lunch. Day camp is open to Express self... through Labor Day. Fun, recreational activities in activities like ice skating, swimming, paddle boating, ﬁeld the public and hotel guests. For details call the Recreation Cen- Calendar Community Events I I I CALL: 726-8060 726-8065 or 726-8134 will be offered Mondays through Saturdays. Public relations direc- sports, tennis instruction, horse- back riding, nature walks, golf ter 622-2135 before mid-June. For reservations, 622-2133. your Obituaries Press Releases News Tips I I I FAX: 726-2329 tor Jack Sibbach said the focus putting and driving, bowling, ﬂy S24 Express Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Watch out! The Son rocks for VBS kids Shutterbugs Fun ways for kids to learn the word this summer Vacation Bible Schools draw attention Luther Heights Bible Camp have cameras Diana Sharpless Wilde, PhD, has taught to the message and word of Jesus Christ. Hailey’s Calvary Bible Church and Ketchum’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church/ Our Lady of the Snows are hosting Vaca- Alturas Lake, 20 miles south of Stan- ley, is the site of the Luther Heights Bible Camp, open from May through October. Camp director and program director for tion Bible Schools this summer. Themes art education and art therapy for over 20 the year-round ministry are Pastor Eric focus on fun and sharing God’s Word. years using photography to capture the imag- Olsen and Michelle Chandler. There is also VBS at Ketchum’s Pres- ination of children. Young people in grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8 byterian Church of the Big Wood. This summer, she is offering a series of and 9-12 enjoy a nice mix of experiences photography workshops called “Kids with SonRock Kids’ Camp in the Christ-centered program. Off-site Cameraz,” through her non-proﬁt New Moons programs for teenagers include back- Calvary Bible Church invites all local Rising Inc. She likes to showcase the vision of packing, canoe camp and an intermedi- children in the Wood River Valley to join kids through exhibitions and public forums. ate trails camp. its annual Vacation Bible School, known Sharpless Wilde believes everyone has a Residential camping programs are of- this year as SonRock Kids’ Camp. Friday, June 26, from 8:45 a.m. until 12 story to tell. fered during June, July and August. The This summer's theme is “where kids’ noon each day. She said, “The camera is merely the tool, family camps for all ages are July 2-5 and lives are built on the rock.” The life of Peter Try to register children early, by June similar to a paintbrush. How and what an in- Aug. 7-10, with a maximum cost per fam- will be taught. The bible school welcomes 1 to make sure you get a t-shirt. The cost dividual chooses to see through the viewﬁnd- ily of $320. kids from age four through sixth grade. is $15 per child and $40 for a family of er is where the magic of creativity begins— Visit lutherheights.org or call 208-886- “We’re ready for a Vacation Bible School three or more. The new Website is calva- ultimately leading the artist and audience on 7657. Financial assistance is available. your children will never forget,” said Su- rybiblewr.org/vbs. a journey of self discovery.” There are special family and “bring a san Stouffer, Christian Education Director Calvary Bible Church is located one This summer, children and teens will ex- friend” discounts. at Calvary Bible Church. mile north of Hailey on S.H. 75. For more plore our valley, uncovering the extraordi- nary in the ordinary, both in town and out on At SonRock Kids’ Camp children have a great time singing, watching skits, creat- information, call 788-9174 or 578-0334. At St. Thomas Episcopal the trails. St. Thomas Episcopal Church and “Shutterbugs” class for ages 6-8 meets ing crafts and playing games. They learn At the Presbyterian Church Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church how to make good choices every day. Some The Presbyterian Church of the Big June 8-11 in Ketchum (10:30 a.m.-12 noon) and are ready for their 2009 Vacation Bible classes are held outside under canopies, Wood in Ketchum also offers a Vacation Hailey (1-2:30 p.m.). School in June. and special activities are planned for chil- Bible School experience this summer “First Exposure” class for ages 9-12 meets Elementary aged children are invited dren going into the sixth grade. with a “mountain adventure” theme June 15-18 in Ketchum (10:30 a.m.-12 noon) to join up for a fun-ﬁlled week of VBS. St. “The highlight of the week is always for art ideas. It is scheduled for Monday and Hailey (1-2:30 p.m.). Thomas and Our Lady of the Snows will be the exciting evening program on Thurs- through Friday, Aug. 3-7 from 8:45 a.m. to “Picture Me” class for ages 13-16 meets transformed into a different world where day, June 25 at 6 p.m. It consists of musical noon each day at the riverside church. June 22-25 in Ketchum (10 a.m.-12 noon) and children will explore their relationship entertainment and a barbeque that is fun Eligible “Camp Edge” are children Hailey (1-3 p.m.). with God through exciting activities. for the entire family,” said Stouffer. “We’re from age four through the sixth grade. Participants should bring cameras—digi- The fun includes recreation, arts and looking forward to this very special oppor- There will games, Bible stories, crafts, tal preferred. Cost is $125. All programs meet crafts, drama and theater, games, snacks tunity to share with the children and the snacks and much more. Cost is $35 per initially at The Community Library in Ket- and friendship. To register, contact Anna parents.” child, or $75 family. To register for the chum or Hailey Public Library. Johnson, Director of Family Ministries, SonRock Vacation Bible School begins VBS contact Carrie Kotara at 622-0548. Call 330-592-3629 or visit wildeimage.com/ at 726-5349 extension 13 or at ajohnson@ Monday, June 22 and continues through elementary school visits. stthomassunvalley.org.