There are cures for restless children this summer

Getting a little restless with the children out of school?

University of Reno's Summer Engineering Camp starts Tuesday at the Children's Museum.

For the young actor in the house, the Brewery Arts Center offers Performing Arts Camp.

The Carson City Recreation Department has five more weeks of Kids Kamps. Week 6 runs July 19-23 with programs for all ages. There are also drop-in days for older children.

Kayaking classes through Douglas County Cooperative Extension are at Sand Harbor. A one-hour clinic teaches basic skills.

For adults, the Carson Recreation Department has signups for adult volleyball through Friday. Joel Dunn organizes the youth and adult programs.

For active seniors, the Recreation Department has the free Shape in the Muscle Resistance Training Program with instructor Flossy Nelson.

The Aquatic Center has designated Wednesday and Friday for family swim night.

Tuesday, the Washoe County Department of Parks and Recreation features cowboy poetry and videos of life at Reno's Bartley Ranch. Admission is free.

William Barth, president and CEO of the Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation, gave me some information about sunscreen, its effectiveness and what "waterproof" really means.

This is one of the few cancers that we can help prevent by teaching our youth early about sunscreen. One in every five children will grow up to develop skin cancer, and 1 million cases are diagnosed every year.

An informative Web site for children, "Molly the Mole," has an educational coloring book. This program is free to schools.

What: Children's Museum of Northern Nevada /UNR Summer Engineering Camp and Performing Arts Camps

When: Engineering Camp Tuesday through Friday, Performing Arts Camp July 12-16.

Where: 813 N. Carson St.

Cost: $88 for Engineering Camp, $130 for Performing Arts Camp

Ages: Middle school students can attend Engineering Camp, ages 4-8 for the Performing Arts

Contact: Ken Beaton, executive director, 884-2226, or Ellen Jacobson, outreach coordinator, 784-1169, for Engineering Camp ; Diane Lesniak, (530) 588-8614, for Performing Arts.

Who: Carson City Recreation Department

When: Kids Kamp starts July 19 for five weeks

What: Adult volleyball signups, Senior SHAPE and Aquatic Center Family Nights

Where: Carson City Community Center

Time: Signups for adult volleyball Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m.; Senior Shape classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. in the Bonanza Room; Family Swim Night Wednesday and Friday.

Cost: Kid Kamps vary; check out Web site or call. Adult volleyball, $170 per team. Senior Shape, free. Family Swim Night, $8 for immediate family.

Contact: 887-2290

Web site: Go to the Parks and Recreation quick links

What: Douglas County Cooperative Extension kayaking class

When: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., July 16

Where: Sand Harbor

Cost: $45 per person

Contact: 782-9960

What: Washoe County Department of Parks and Recreation "Evenings on the Ranch"

When: Tuesdays through Aug. 3, 7 p.m.

Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno

Cost: Free

Contact: 828-6642.

Who: Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation

What: Information on sunscreen and protecting children from sun exposure.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bill Barth, 267-4328

Web site: and

Next week: A classic car collection will be open to the public for one day, July 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This benefit is sponsored by the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary.

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