Plan now for summer activities for kids with varied interests |

Plan now for summer activities for kids with varied interests

Kim Riggs
For the Appeal

It’s almost time for the children to be out of school, and here are some great summer programs from basketball camp to hula. For the sports fanatic to the inspiring actor, they have it all right here in Carson City for your children to enjoy. Take a peek.

Carson Middle School Basketball Camp

WHAT: The camp consists of daily instruction and demonstrations on basketball fundamentals, group activities, and games. All participants will receive a camp T-shirt

WHO: Children entering grades fifth through ninth

WHEN: Girls: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Boys: 12:30-3:30 June 11-14

WHERE: Carson Middle School Gym

COST: $100

CONTACT: Doug at 283-2859, or pick up an application at the Carson Middle School front office.

Carson City Recreation Department: Summer Kamp 2007

WHAT: Kick Back Kamp, Rafting, Equestrian Kamp at River Bottom Ranch, Triathlon Training Kamp, Water Adventure Kamp and many more

WHEN: All Kamps will be in weekly sessions. Kamp will be in operation for nine weeks June 18 through Aug. 17.

WHERE: Varied locations

COST: Varies on the Kamp

CONTACT: 887-2290

WEB SITE:, then click on Parks and Recreation, next go to Recreation, then click Youth Programs

Kaulana Na Pua O Hula

WHAT: Hula Dancing taught by experts

WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 812 N. Carson St.

COST: $20-$40 per month, depending on age

CONTACT: Mona Burgess at (775) 691-9599


The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

WHAT: Science camps, acting classes, arts and crafts camps and other workshops

WHERE: 813 N. Carson St.

WHEN: Now and all through summer

COST: Varies depending on class or camp

CALL: 884-2226 or 887-0438

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And finally, parents and grandparents should take their children and grandchildren to the annual Tommy’s Fishing Derby on Saturday sponsored by the Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177.

This is a great event. It’s free to children ages 2-12, and there are prizes too. Come grab a pole, and catch a fish.

Tommy’s Fishing Derby

WHERE: Davis Creek Park, Washoe Valley

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday

CONTACT: 882-3751

Next Week: Nevada Cooperative Extension is looking for adult chaperones for Tahoe’s 4-H Camp on July 8-14.

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