Wet N’ Wild School Days

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Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Take a Trip Back in Time

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Dates:  July 26 and 27   9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Try 19th century children’s activities, learn about ranch life and pan for gold during two days of fun and discovery at the Sharlot Hall Museum.  Other activities include archery, churning butter and a scavenger hunt in museum exhibits. 

Ages:  7-11

Price:  $50,  $45/museum members

 Limited to twenty children; register soon because spaces fill up quickly.

Call or email Mary Melcher (928-445-3122, ext. 29 or marym@sharlot.org) for a registration form.

Nature Research Project: Spots Still Available

Interested in spending time in nature with your family? Fran Haynes is still looking for families to join her nature events at Watson Woods (for more info, check out the post here). There are a few spots still open, especially on June 18th! She’s opened the events to families that have children 7 and up, so if you like to spend time in nature with your family check out her website below! The time commitment consists of one event for about 2hrs. That’s it! There will be snacks and opportunities to interact with other families from the community. It’s going to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

http://prescottfamiliesinnature.weebly.com/

Prescott Area Summer Camp Ideas for 2016*

Summer time can sure be a great way to give our kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp for a few days in something they really love (or something we would love for them to learn). It also can give homeschool moms a little bit of a break! (I’m sooo looking forward to summer, myself!) And summer camps can also be a fun thing for our kids to do with a neighborhood friend that normally goes to school…or with a favorite homeschool friend that lives across town.

Sport Camps:

If your child is interested in a specific sport, look up/contact the local leagues or businesses/studios for summer camp options. Yavapai Soccer, Prescott AYSO, Little League, Softball, Basketball Camp (in PV it’s through the County), Dance, Karate, Martial Arts, Golf. There really are too many options to mention here. But I’ll do my best.

Sport Camps at Prescott YMCA

Gymnastics Camp at Prescott YMCA

Embry Riddle has sport camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

Swimming Lessons at Mountain Valley Splash or YMCA

Academic Camps/Classes:

Yavapai College for Kids: Their classes include art, language, writing, technology, nature, science, cooking, photography, drama, filmmaking. Fantastic options for exploring interests or going into depth on already known interests.

Embry Riddle also has a variety of camps for teens in aeronautics and engineering. Even a helicopter class!!

Nature Camps:

Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)

All Children in the Woods

The Arts:

These places have had theater camps in the past: Prescott Center for the Arts and Footlight Productions (with Fusion of Movement)

Other Summer Fun Ideas:

A few years ago, I wrote this post for other Summer Fun ideas. But some ideas for Summer Fun include:

  • Harkins Summer Movie Series
  • Summer Library reading program with activities and shows at your local library (Prescott, PV, or CV)
  • Arts and Craft classes as JoAnn’s or Michael’s
  • The Spot, a Children’s Museum
  • Visiting local museums like the Smoki Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Sharlot Hall Museum, the Dewey museum, the museums in Jerome
  • Easy to difficult hikes (or some for mountain biking) like Watson Lake Riparian Preserve, hikes on Mingus Mountain, Thumb Butte, the Constellation Trails, the white dot trails at Watson, Pea Vine/Iron King Trail, Granite Mountain hike, the new hike up to the top of Glassford Hill, Salida Gulch, Indian Ruins trail near Lynx Lake
  • Day Trips to Phoenix, Sedona, Slide Rock State Park, Cottonwood, Fossil Creek, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and all that those places have to offer
  • Spending an afternoon or morning at the lake: Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater, Granite Basin, Mingus Mudhole, (Willow Lake…if you want to battle the bugs…Willow Lake is best for the trails, not the lake)

I hope with these Summer Fun Ideas you’ll have an enjoyably filled summer of learning, fun, relaxation, reading, and creativity!

* This list is definitely not comprehensive. In fact, PLEASE email me with other summer camps in the Prescott area. I will update this post periodically with additions. Please email me with the name of the Summer Camp and the website for more information, and the ages of kids the camp works with. prescotthshub@gmail.com 

Thank you!

Families in Nature Research Project

A fellow Prescott College graduate student, Fran Haynes, is working on a research project about how families experience nature together. She’s looking for a variety of people from the Prescott/PV/Chino Valley area that are willing to participate in her project. Check out her flyer with the details below. If you are interested, contact her directly via the information provided. Or visit her website to sign up directly there.

(I’ve got a 10yo son who is very interested in nature…)

Research Participants Flyer

Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime?

There are so many fun things to do around here in the Summer. I want this post to be more about you…Prescott Homeschool Hub readers. (Although if you would like some ideas, this post I wrote last year still has great ideas.)

What do you like to do in the summer? Please share your fun in comments below (and a link if you have one).

Yesterday, we attempted to go up to Flagstaff to explore the Lava Tubes because we wanted to escape this heat wave we are in. But instead, our van decided to overheat! So we had a car-trouble adventure instead. Luckily, we got home with the help of some friends. And hopefully the van will be fixed early next week so I can take my kids to Zoo Camp!

Summer Classes at Jarz of Clay

Summer Classes for JUNE
*we are offering the same class on Tuesday and Wednesdays to accommodate schedules, you may choose one of the two options for that price
 
ALL materials/fees included in the price with 2.5 hours of instruction
SIGN UP IN ADVANCE, classes will be canceled if we do not have a minimum of 3 students
*Deposit of 1/2 due upon sign-up, refunded if WE cancel the class due to lack of enrollorees
July classes will be posted mid-June  ~STAY TUNED…..

June 2      1-3:30  
or
June 3     4-6:30
 
Animal silhouette on branch
9×12 Canvas
$30
Learn the technique of this faded background and
an animal of your choice sitting on a branch

June 9    1-3:30
or
June 10  4-6:30
 
Elephant with butterfly ears
10″ dinner plate
$30
Re-create this unique elephant image with blended colors on its ears

June 16   1-3:30
or
June 17   4-6:30
 
Clay wind chimes
$25

Dozens of shapes to choose from! stamp out your own design in clay, paint and string your own wind chime.

June 23   1-3:30
or
June 24   4-6:30
 
Word or Picture on Canvas
9×12 Canvas
     $30

Blended or faded background, place stenciled letters or picture, sponge over in a dark color, peel stencil and voila!

JARZ OF CLAY
PRESCOTT GATEWAY MALL
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