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SummerSpark Day Camp
POULSBO — SummerSpark Day Camp is designed for girls to grow confidence, know their unique gifts, and skillfully draw on those gifts to navigate the social challenges of the teen years. For girls ages 9-13.

Dates, time and place: July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Barn with a View near Port Gamble, a creative studio on 40 acres, with trails, organic micro-farm and close beach access. Address: 3151 NE Nine Boulder Drive, Poulsbo.

Cost: $160.

Contact Christine Castigliano at or (360)598-3846. More information:

Art camps
POULSBO — Knowles Studio is presenting several art classes for all ages this summer.

— Drawing Faces: June 19-22 and June 24- 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., open to ages 7 and older. All skill levels. Combining anatomy, expression, drawing from life and cartoon. Cost: $95. Includes all materials and supplies.

— Set and Stage Design: July 8-12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Great for ages 13 and older. Working with 2-D and 3-D materials, each student will design, build and film a set/stage model. Cost: $150. Includes all materials and supplies.

— Painting — Acrylic on Canvas: July 8-12, 2-5 p.m. Great for ages 10 and older. Learning to mix and compose with color, use various brushes to create achieve effects. Cost: $150. Includes all materials and supplies.

— Printmaking: Monotype/Linocut: July 15-18, 9:30 a.m. to noon Best for ages 12 to adult. Learn the wonderful art of making prints — a favorite of high school students through the years. Cost: $175. Includes all materials and supplies.

— Art is Elementary: July 15-19, 2-5 p.m. Great for ages 6-12. Working with color, clay, paint, pens, glue, paper, and just about everything. Creativity MAX. Cost: $85. Includes all materials and supplies.

— Calligraphy: July 22-26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Best for ages 12 to adult. Learn how to write in beautiful styles from the 13th- 16th centuries using ink and quill or steel nib pen on parchment paper with applied color and gold. Cost: $150. Includes all materials and supplies.

— Animals — Drawing and Building Animals: July 22-26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Great for ages 10 and older. Learn basic animal anatomy, motion, expression and texture. Draw from life and from images, then convert 2-D into 3-D working models. Cost: $150. Includes all materials and supplies.

All classes are located at the studio, 20432 Noll Road in Poulsbo. To register, call (360) 440-1399 or visit

BAINBRIDGE — Immerse in Chinese culture through brush painting, calligraphy, festival, folk arts, food making, toy making, and more.

Bainbridge Mandarin Learning Center is offering two Chinese culture camps this summer: July 15-19 and Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Located at Hyla Middle School, 7861 Bucklin Hill Road NE, Bainbridge Island. For registration and fees, go to or call (888) 799-6668.

BAINBRIDGE — Japanese Half-Day Kids Camp. Sugoi Experience Japan presents this half-day camp with fun activities with three guest teachers from Japan. Make paper swords for a Noh “Samurai” performance, create silk fabric collage and experience Ki-Aikido movement. Ages 6 to 12.

June 25, 9-11:45 a.m. OR noon to 2:45 p.m.

At The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island.

Cost: $48, plus $10 materials fee. For more information and to enroll, see

Nature camps
KINGSTON — Stillwaters Environmental Center believes every child should “experience the joy of getting dirty in the woods, muddy on the beach and wet in the stream,” according to Program Assistant Kari Palaez.

“Sign up for a fun and educational week of nature activities at Stillwaters. All activities will be age- appropriate and include critter hunts, art and Habitat Huts. Join us and explore the many ecosystems around Stillwaters and the Carpenter Creek Watershed.”

— Nature Camp for Elementary School Children (entering second grade): June 24-27; July 22-25; Aug. 19-22, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Cost: $110 for Stillwaters 2013 members, $120 for non-members, $50 deposit.

— Polliwog Camp for Young Children (ages 4-7): July 29-Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $60 for Stillwaters 2013 members, $75 for non-members, $50 deposit.

All camps are at Stillwaters, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. For more information or to register, contact Pelaez at (360) 297-1226 or

Musical theatre
BAINBRIDGE — Ovation! Musical Theatre is offering the following camps.

— Summer Glee Camp (ages 5 to adult): Aug. 12-16, gala performance Aug. 16. Children participate in the morning, teens in the afternoon, adults in the evening. No experience necessary.

— Camp Broadway: Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” (ages 6-11), June 24-28, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $175.“Hairspray” (ages 12-18), July 9-12, 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Cost: $175.

— Beginning Makeup for Stage (10 and older): July 25-28, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $145.

— Intermediate Makeup (12 and older): July 29 through Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $195.

— Mask making (12 and older): Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $225.

Ovation! Musical Theatre is located at 600 Ericksen Ave., Suite 103, on Bainbridge Island. Information and registration:

Performing arts
BAINBRIDGE — Bainbridge Performing Arts is offering the following camps.

— Fairy Tale summer camp (grades 1-2): July 8-12, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $125.

— Magic and Mystery (grades 1-2): July 15-19, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $125.

— Flat Stanley Jr. (grades 3-9): July 8-27, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $485.

— Intermediate Intensive (grades 7-9): June 24-28, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $565 (includes Flat Stanley Jr.).

To register, go to or call (206) 842-4560.

PORT ORCHARD — Western Washington Center for the Arts is hosting two youth workshop camps this summer.

— Musical theatre workshop: “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” For children ages 8-15, June 24 to July 7; performances July 5-7 (except July 4).Cost: $225-250. Scholarships available.

— Acting workshop: Fractured Fairy Tales for student actors. For children ages 8-15. Dates and time: July 22-26, 9 a.m. to noon. Performance July 27, 7 p.m.

The workshop focuses on basic acting techniques, improv and will be taught by Jan Peterson Ewen, author of the book “Fractured Fairy Tales for Student Actors.”

Registration limited to 20 students. Cost: $160. Scholarships available.

The workshops will be held at WWCA, 521 Bay St., Port Orchard. Registration and information at

POULSBO — The Jewel Box Theatre is offering two summer youth camps through the Jewel Box Performance Academy. Participants will not only star in the shows (every youth will have a part), but they will learn skills involved in all aspects of production.

— Teen Camp (grades 7–12): July 1–3, 8–12, 15–19; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. performances July 19–21 and July 26–28.Tuition: $375 (registration deadline June 14)

— Pre-Teen Camp (grades 2–7): July 29–Aug. 2, Aug. 5–9; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Backbeard, The Hairiest Pirate Who Ever Lived performances Aug. 9–11.Tuition: $275 (registration deadline July 15)

The Jewel Box Theatre is located at 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo. Information and registration:

Singing camp
BAINBRIDGE — Do you love to sing and perform? Come share the joy during a fun-filled week with Bainbridge Chorale’s youth director, Jeremy Rothbaum. Participants will spend the week singing and engaging in musical games and movement activities, while developing skills in tone production, ear training, rhythmic and melodic notation, vocal intervals and harmonies. The week will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

Date: July 15-19. Junior class (grades 1-3), 9-10:30 a.m. Senior class (grades 4-8), 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Cost: $90.

Located at Island Music Guild, 10598 NE Valley Road, Bainbridge Island. Register at or call (206) 842-2306, ext. 118. More info: (206) 780-CHOR or visit

Vacation Bible School
EGLON — Eglon Community Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School, for children ages 4-6 grade: June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Located at Eglon Community Church on Eglon Road. Info: (360) 638-1848.

PORT ORCHARD — Vacation Liberty School welcomes all fifth through 10th-grade students. Liberty presented from the perspective of the virtues of faith, hope and charity through activities and games.

Dates, times and location: June 24-28; Aug. 19-23, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Adventure of Faith Church, 4705 Jackson Ave., Port Orchard.

Cost: $15 student, $30 family; includes VLS T-shirt.

Questions and info:

POULSBO — “Where Kids Stand Strong for God,” at Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave., Poulsbo.

Kingdom Rock: June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon. For students entering grades 1-6. Children will rotate through stations such as Bible Adventures, Imagination Station, The King’s Kitchen and Tournament Games.

Cost: $10-15.

Registration and information: (360) 779-5515 and

Big Leaps Preschool
POULSBO — Big Leaps Preschool is hosting several summer camps for ages 3-6.

— Teddy Bear Picnic/Pajama Day: June 10, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $10.
— Just kickin' it soccer days, Hot Wheel madness: July 16-17, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $25.
— Cooking camp: July 23-25, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $40.
— Under the sea: July 30, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $10.
— I Spy Nature: July 31, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $10.
— Sofia the First Princess: Aug. 20-21, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $25.
— Jump Start Big Leaps: Aug. 26, 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $25.

Located at 4061 NE Rova Road, Poulsbo. Call (360) 271-3247 or email for more information.

Parks and Rec

POULSBO —The City of Poulsbo hosts several summer camps for all school ages, for crafters, sports enthusiasts and adventurers.

— Preschool:Summer magic, music, ballerina, nature, cooking, yoga and nutrition, gymnastic and sports camps.

— Youth:Music (piano, rhythm, symphony, guitar, rock band), musical theatre, drama, ballerina, dance, painting, art, sewing, nature, swim, adventure, LEGO, Jr. Robotics, yoga and nutrition, circus, gymnastics, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball and sailing camps.

All schedules and costs found in the Spring & Summer rec guide,

BAINBRIDGE — The Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District offers a wide variety of classes and programs for adults and children of all ages.

— Kids:Science and imagination, arts and culture, sports, gymnastics, and outdoor adventure camps.

— Youth: Sports and fitness, gymnastics, swimming, sailing, kayaking/paddle boarding, wilderness and science programs.

All schedules and costs found in the Summer Guide,


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