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    Adventure ...............................S9                                                                                                                                         IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                    May 6, 2009
    Bible Camps ........................S20                                                                                                                                                             Section
    YMCA Camps..........................S2

                                                                     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
             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-
    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     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
   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                                     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

                                                                                                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-

                                                                                                the younger kids.                        ing hair techniques and makeup
                                                                                                    The cost for the five-day camps,      application. The course is for girls

                                                                                                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
                                Sunday May 24th.
                          Call 788-2144 for more information
                                                                                                                                                         CALL: 726-8060
                                                                                                                                                              726-8065 or 726-8134
                                 or visit
                                                                                                          your                          Obituaries
                                                                                                                                   Press Releases
                                                                                                                                        News Tips
                                                                                                                                                     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, 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   
                                                                                 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 •
                                                                              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
 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
 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 -                     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:   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
                                                                                                                                 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

                                                                                             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-

                                                                                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.
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   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                                                                                                               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
    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
                                                                                                               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)
    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 •
                                    OPEN SWIM
   Dates—June 1 through Aug. 30.                                                             LOWER LEVEL OF 10th STREET INDUSTRIAL CENTER, B-6 • Behind Anderson Lumber, Below Knob Hill Inn

   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

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
    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
    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              
    Age requirement—12 years or older.
    Fee—$60 includes Junior Lifeguard t-shirt.
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                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                              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,
                                                                                                       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

                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                       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-
                              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 or call 208.788.0121.
                                                                                                       football experience is necessary.      me at 578-5020 ext. 2295 with any     said.
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    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 Call 253-
   Chaldu said, “Many of you are     529-9654 or email FCSeattle@
familiar with One.Soccer Schools
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     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 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  
                                                                            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              !

     Summer Day Camp: Ages 6-11
     Hailey Summer Childcare: Ages 4-11                                                                                                          PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                                 RUN JUNE 1
     Climbing Camps: Ages 5-9 & 10-16
     Teen Workshops: Ages 11-17                                                                                                                  AUGUST 21

     Blaine Country Recreation District
     Summer Pool Pass

                                            •                                  •     208.727.9622

                                                                     FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
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                      Laughing Stock Theatre Company

                      Our Overnight Kids Drama Camp
                      for kids entering 3rd through 10th grades this fall!

                                                                                                                                                                               Express photo by Willy Cook

                                                                                        PLAY BALL IS THE CRY AT HAILEY’S NELSON FIELD
     “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    
 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-

                                                                             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-
                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                             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 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-      Graduating seniors
                                                                             kins. This summer, in partnership with Idaho Food             are welcome at Camp Sawtooth.

                                                                                                                                                           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
                                     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.

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

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
   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-, 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,
S10   Express   Wednesday, May 6, 2009

                St. Thomas Playhouse Invites You...
       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

                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                        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
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
                                                                                                                        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
                             ($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.

                                            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-
                                                                                      to combat hunger among local  
                                                                                                                                                             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.
    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.
    “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       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                                                         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 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 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 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
     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 6222133                             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 6222288                                 Sun Valley Recreation Center:
flag football, tennis, group games and more. There is also art, pool and drama.                   Ice Skating Lessons 6222192                             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 6222156
ing for a full session, the session rate is $450. There are three sessions: June 1-25, June       Jr. Golf Lessons 6222251
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,
                                                             & Wilderness
                                                                             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.

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                                                                                                         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
                                         bar`^qflk=qlt^oap=cobbalj                                       ditional clay techniques such as         Sabina Dana Plasse:

                                                                                                             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 •
                                                                                                      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

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-         or
plore the fascinating world of
wildlife through creative play,         Tony Evans:

                                                                              Summer Camp
 Hitting the high notes
 Summer Symphony Music Workshop for kids                                                   Ages 2-6
                                                                                  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.

The symphony has a strong edu-          ited number of students.

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-
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      Music n’ Me                                                                                        Academics, art and
                 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                                      clinics, mountain biking, and swim-
 All Camps are Performance Based                                                       For more details visit the Web site,                                   ming and hiking programs.
                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                        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
                                                           CALL: 726-8060
                                                                726-8065 or 726-8134
                                                                                       from June 8 through Aug. 15 with
                                                                                       multiple workouts through the
                                                                                                                                SVSEF dry land summer

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                                                                                       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.
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    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
   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.

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                                                                                                                                        Kids do it all at

                                          Summer Camp

                                                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

                                  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
                                                                                                                                      Valley Lake or hiking on Dollar          Della Sentilles:

       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.

                                                                                                                                         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                                                        but everybody is welcome to join.
    crafts, field trips and MORE! 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

                                             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-

                                                                                                                                      librarian Kerry Bozza (726-3493)
                                                                                                                                                                               days from 10-6.
                                                                                                                                      and Patty Gilman at Bellevue
                                                                         of the                                                       Public Library (788-2128).

                                                                                                                                                                                           I   CALL: 726-8060
                                                                                                                                                                                 Events    I             726-8065 or 726-8134
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           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-

       “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:
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         
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
                                                                                                               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-
      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
                                                                                          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:
                                                                                          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.
    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-
New for this year, participants       ness or endurance, he added.                                       www.
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.        
                                                                                     SUMMER KIDS CAMP
         Explore the                                                                                                                                           June 8 - August 27
                                                                                                                                                               with Jennifer Harper

       world around you                                                                                                                                            Monday-Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                                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

by giving campers the respon-         a Wild West adventure to Mon-
sibility and freedom to discover      tana and Mountain Adventure

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- or

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

                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:             website:

  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
                                                                                                                   Practice for state track June 20 in Rexburg

                                                                                      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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                       Whether it’s Spanish or plants,
                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                                     will offer camps focusing on na-         op theories about what took place        “Body Language” to kids in

                                                                                      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:
                             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:
                                                                                                                                               Express   Wednesday, May 6, 2009   S21

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                 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
sheep, rabbits, cows, and minia-
ture horses.
                                    survival tools and techniques.
                                       For a more domestic experi-       ROCKY MOUNTAIN PLAYSETS
   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, or
offering archery, exploration and   contact Brenda Lyon at 208 720-
learning amongst the abundant       8648.
vegetable and flower gardens.        Tony Evans:

                                                                                        CALL 788-RIDE (7433)
Scout camps become                                                                 
                                                                                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
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 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
                   M    VACATION
                    BIBLE SCHOOL
                        crafts  August 3-7
                       snacks 8:45am - Noon
                       games $75/family maximum
                 bible stories

                    and more!                   Contact Carrie Kotara
                                                    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!!!
    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-
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
                                                                              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.
    If you want to throw your hat                                                                                         email:
                                        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-

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  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,

                                                                                                                      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 ✮
ley Resort during the Sun Val-          awareness of the resort facilities.   ing lunch. Half-day rates (9 a.m.- 
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
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-
                                                                                                                                                                  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   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 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-
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                                                                                                    at 726-5349 extension 13 or at ajohnson@
                                                  Monday, June 22 and continues through
elementary school visits.                                                                                                              

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