[custom_frame_left][/custom_frame_left]School will be out soon – and that means it’s time to make plans for the kids for the summer! We’ve compiled a list of interesting summer camps for kids in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
These camps will keep your kids happy and entertained for the summer, and, most importantly, will challenge them mentally and physically. The programs we’ve listed below will fit a variety of interests and budgets and can be tailored to fit the amount of time you need care for your children.
Children’s Adventure Co. (www.childrensadventurecompany.org)
Children’s Adventure Company offers a summer day camp for kids in Kindergarten – Seventh grade. They offer a variety of daily activities including swimming, kayaking, art projects, hiking, horseback riding, and they will take a weekly field trip. Cost for a week of camp is around $200.
FACT, or Fine Arts for Children and Teens, is an art program that offers innovative visual-arts classes to young people ages 5 to 18 at their ARTbarn Community Studio. They offer half-day, week long classes, in addition to workshops for teens. They offer a sliding scale tuition based on family size and income, in addition to a 15% discount if you register by May 17, 2013.
Summer Rock Camp at Candyman Strings and Things (www.candymanstringsandthings.com)
Summer Rock Camp is a music program for students ages 8-18, with beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. This programs allows children to have an immersive rock ensemble performance and recording experience. This two-week camp allows children to perform with a band, compose original music, record music at a recording studio, and perform at a live concert. Campers get a t-shirt, a professionally mastered CD of their songs, and a DVD of the concert. Tuition is $500.
Santa Fe Climbing Center (www.climbsantafe.com)
The Santa Fe Climbing Center offers five summer camps for children ages 5-19. Children will learn the basics of rock climbing in both indoor and outdoor settings. Classes are taught by experienced instructors. Cost is $349.
Mother’s Farm School (www.mothersfarmschool.com)
Mother’s Farm School offers summer camps that teach horseback riding and horsemanship for all ages. Campers will also learn care and grooming of the horses, in addition to other activities such as art, music, yoga, and more. Classes are $40 a day.
Sports & Wellness Blast! Camp (https://www.wellbridge.com/sports-and-wellness/midtown/family/blast-camps)
Combining fitness, sports, wellness activities, and more, Blast! Camp offers a wide variety of fun, healthy activities. Blast! Camp is offered at four locations: Del Norte, Highpoint, Midtown and Riverpoint. Camp is from May 28-August 9 and is $150 a week.
This program will allow your kids to spend time at the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanical Garden, and Tingley Beach. The camps allow students to learn about plants and animals through hands-on activities, games and art. The programs vary according to the age of the child (the program accepts children in Preschool – Grade 9). Camps also vary in length and duration according to the child’s age. Price ranges from $125-$220 a week.
Harwood Art Center Summer Art Camp (www.harwoodartcenter.org)
Harwood Art Center offers multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural summer arts programs for children in grades 1-9. Full day camp is $450 a session and half-day camp is $250 per session.
Vacation Bible Schools
Often, churches host a one-week Vacation Bible School, free of charge. Open to children of all ages, they are usually free of charge. There are many churches in both the Sante Fe and Albuquerque areas hosting Vacation Bible Schools. A simple internet search or an inquiry at your own place of worship should provide you with information about the VBS closest to you.