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OAKHURST – Perhaps you’re one of those parents that already has their summer camp experience completely organized and buttoned-up for the kids.

If not, you may be the type who’s walking happily down the street and is suddenly thunderstruck by the maddening thought: school is out in less than two weeks!

The first kind of people can pat themselves on the back, and the rest of us… read on for computer science, arts, sports and more.

All Youth Sports Camp

YHS Badgers LogoThe Yosemite High School Athletics Department offers an annual All Youth Sports Camp. This year, it runs Monday – Thursday, June 16 – 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on campus at YHS.

Sports include football, volleyball, tennis, golf, water polo, soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, track, swimming, pep and cheer, and wresting.

The registration fee is $105 and the camp is available to students in 3 – 8 Grades. The fee includes lunch, snack, fundamentals in sports, a swim cap, awards, a T-Shirt and tons of fun!

For a copy of the registration form, visit the YHS website

YHS Tennis Camp

Coach Richard Pastoria is running a Summer Tennis Camp at Yosemite High School again this season, operating Monday – Thursday for four weeks: June 23 through July 17, from 8:30 – 10 a.m.

YHS Tennis Camp is for boys and girls ages 9 – 17, and the fee to attend is $90 total for the entire 4 weeks. Applications are available at the YHS Student Store, or can be emailed on request.

Three YHS Varsity Tennis Team Athletes will be working as Assistant Coaches alongside Coach Richard this season: Ally Alm, Angie Du, and Katrina Borough. Coach Richard has 20 years experience teaching tennis, specializing in youth development programs and junior tournament training.

Participants are requested to bring a completed application and camp fee to the court at YHS on June 23. Phone (559) 267-8142 for more information or email Coach Richard.

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Arts Around The World – An Excellent Adventure: Three Camps, Three Themes, Three Weeks

Vision AcademyVision Academy of the Arts is offering a series of arts-oriented camp that feature

Camps are open to students going into 2 – 8 Grade in the fall, and each Camp runs Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or half-day mornings or afternoons.

Each theme is one week long, culminating in a show for parents and friends on Friday at 5:15 p.m.

The cost for full course is $150, while half day is $80. Payment plans and partial scholarships are available. The fee includes professional instruction in Art with Rita Adams, Musical Theater with Jackie Byers, Band with Shirley Lay, Guitar with Kirk Moulin, Dance with Dana Wilhite, Writing with Monika Moulin, and a T-Shirt! Students are required to bring a bag lunch, while snacks are available for .25 – .50 cents each. Recorder, recorder book and singing books are available for an extra fee.

Summer Camp Theme, June 16 – 20

This musical has what kids love and fear about summer camp, from the morning routine to the corny camp skits, and of course, the ultimate talent show. Put away your technology and allow this nostalgic camp to take you on a journey!

The American Dream, June 23 – 27

Become a part of American history with this entertaining tribute that chronicles the early years of the United States with great music and lots of drama.

Walk With Me, Tulitha, July 7 – 11

Walk with young Tulitha as she takes a wonderous adventure of discovery when she meets a wise old woman who helps Tulitha to see all the good the world has to offer.

For more information on Vision Academy of the Arts visit the website or phone Jackie Byers at (559) 683-7071

ThoughtSTEM Computer Camp

Bass Lake Education Foundation LogoOnce again this year, the Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) sponsors a series of computer science workshops provided by ThoughtSTEM of San Diego.

Camps will take place at Oakhurst Elementary School in the Library Computer Lab, and are open to elementary and middle school students, with no experience required. Cost is $150 per child, per camp.

The ThoughtSTEM instructors will be in Oakhurst for the weeks of July 7 – July 25, 2014 and will offer three summer camps:

Interactive Art!

July 7 – 11, 9 am – 1pm for Grades 3 – 5

Make stories come to life and make movies interactive! Create a comic strip that moves like magic! Explore how to make neat art and movies on the computer that you and your friends can interact with!


July 14 – 18 from 9 am – 1 pm for Grades 4 – 6

Come figure out how to make your own interactive game on the computer! Make a 3D game with different levels!

Make an App!

July 21 – July 25 from 9 am – 1 pm for Grades 6 – 8

Do you use mobile Apps? Have you ever wanted to make your own App? Have you ever wondered how they make Apps? Come explore how to make an Android App on the computer that you can actually give to your friends!

More info: Call (858) 869-9430 or email ThoughtSTEM at

Soccer Camp

Also on tap with the Bass Lake Education Foundation is a Soccer Camp for children ages 6 – 12 years. The Camp will operate from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, on the soccer fields at Yosemite High School.

Arsenal soccer coach Marcus Leyva and the U14 Arsenal Youth Soccer Team offer technique and skill building in a fun, relaxed environment. Organizers ask that kids bring water.

Participants will be separated into age-appropriate groups, and space is limited. The cost is $50 per child, with $5 off the cost for each additional child.

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  1. Do you know if there are any scholarships for the summer camp?

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