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Summer Programs For Kids, The Sequel

June 17, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene / Los Angeles Times, Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Today Clipboard concludes its survey of summer activities for kids. It is not a complete list, but is meant to give parents an idea of the breadth of programs available during summer vacation. In some cases, schedules, fees and other particulars are still taking shape. Those wishing more information for a particular program should call the telephone number listed. LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

Education Dept., 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 714-494-6531.

Plein-Air Painting and Drawing: practicing techniques of drawings and paintings; looking at impressionist paintings in the museum.

Part I (mostly drawing, using a variety of media).

Fee: $24 for museum members; $28 for non-members. Materials included in fee.

Ages: 5-12

When: Four Wednesday and Friday sessions, July 6-15; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Part II (oils, pastels and water colors)

Fee: $24 for museum members; $28 for non-members. Materials included in fee.

Ages: 5-12

When: Four Wednesday and Friday sessions, July 20-29; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Limited enrollment for both parts.


1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, 714-836-4000.

National Zoo and Aquarium Month, highlighting the zoo's roll in breeding endangered species and educating visitors on the need for conservation.

Special handouts and activities for children ages 3-12 on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spotlight on two new African exhibits, free with 75-cent zoo admission.

Junior Zoo Camp: morning program takes place at zoo and focuses on the animal kingdom through science activities and animal contact.

Fee: $60

Ages: 6 and 7

When: Three five-day sessions, Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1; Monday-Friday, July 25-29, and Monday-Friday, Aug. 8-12.

Zoo Camp I: allows campers to work directly with animals and experience the new zoo laboratory, work as an animal keeper and enjoy special field trips. Evening barbeque and sundown safari through the zoo.

Fee: $115

Ages: 8-12

When: June 20-July 15

Zoo Camp II: offers new laboratory sessions with more opportunities to handle animals and practice animal keeping. Includes two field trips to Los Angeles County Zoo and Newport Back Bay.

Fee: $125

Ages: 10-14

When: July 28-Aug. 5

Zoo Camp III: provides extensive opportunity to work with animals on daily basis. Campers are taught animal husbandry skills through discussions and hands-on training. Thursdays spent at San Diego Wild Animal Park.

Fee: $125

Ages: 11-14

When: Aug. 8-26

Enrollment for all classes is strictly limited.


Education Department, 20002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714-972-1900 or 972-1382

Doll Making Class: mother and child share the making of a special "Roberta doll." A short tour of the doll exhibit will be part of this class.

Fee: $5 per Wednesday

Ages: 4-6

When: Four sessions -- July 13, 1-2:30 p.m.; July 27, 1-2:30 p.m.; Aug. 10, 10-11:30 a.m., and Aug. 17, 10-11:30 a.m.

Summer Art Camp: opportunity to create a different art project each day of the week

Fee: $25 per week.

Ages: 5-12

When: Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-Noon; Aug. 22-26, 9 a.m.-Noon

Art Workshops

Workshops for children ages 7-14; $25 fee for each

WEEK I--Drawings. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 1-4, 1-3 p.m.

WEEK II--Sculpture. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 8-11, 1-3 p.m.

WEEK III--Mobiles. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 15-18, 1-3 p.m.

WEEK IV--Painting. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 22-25, 1-3 p.m.

Studio Ceramics

Fee: $50 for museum members; $60 for non-members

Ages: 12 and older

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 2-30, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Outdoor Watercolor Workshop

Fee: $30 per week

Ages: 16 and older

When: Two five-day sessions, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 22-26; 9 a.m.-Noon


3101 W. Harvard St., Santa Ana, 714-540-0404

Petticoats, Butterchurns and Jacks (various activities)

Fee: $4.50

Ages: 6-12

Call for schedule. This activity for groups of 30 to 60 only, weekends excepted.


485 N. Center St., Orange, 714-997-6648.

All Day Program: work with numbers, alphabet, colors, tell stories, art work, music and yard play.

$20 registration fee; $280 per month or $15 per day

Ages: 2-5

When: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

All Day Program For Working Parents: children are supervised; activities include swimming and indoor games. Eighteen one-hour classes available; children may take three different ones.

Fee: $200 from 9 a.m.-12 or $370 from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ages: 6-12

When: June 27-July 29


, 24671 Via Iglesia, Laguna Hills, 714-830-8318

Ballet, Tap and Acrobatic Dancing

Fee: $50 per session

Ages: 3 and older

10 weekly sessions, June 16-Aug. 18

Tiny Tot Tennis: ball control, hand and eye coordination.

Fee: $12

Ages: 5-7 (beginners)

Call for schedule

Summer Recreation: supervised arts, crafts, games and special events

Fee: None

Ages: 5-13

Call for schedule

Computers for Kids: basic programing and computer graphics

Fee: $70

Ages: 5-18

Call for schedule

Karate Class: basic karate

Fee: $15 for once a week; $30 for twice a week

Ages: 5 and older

Call for schedule


15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, 714-892-7711

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