RANCHO SANTIAGO COLLEGE 17th and Bristol streets, Santa Ana (714) 667-3097 College for Kids includes an array of classes for children ranging from ages 6 and older. Any Child Can Spell Trains children to use their visual memory to spell any word; education research has shown this method to be superior to all others. Dyslexic children will also benefit. Fee: $25 Ages: 8-14 When: Monday, July 17, 1:30-4 p.m. Junior Zoo Camp II Advanced weeklong program for those who have completed Camp I. A field trip to Newport Back Bay to study estuarine ecology is scheduled. Tuition includes daily round trip, chaperoned bus transportation from the college to the Santa Ana Zoo, T-shirt, zoology notebook, two field trips and science lab materials. Fee: $135 Ages: 10-14 When: July 17-21, Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8:15 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Zoo Camp III For students who have had introductory animal keeping experiences through Zoo Camp I or II. Opportunities for students to work as "junior zoo keepers" on a daily basis under professional supervision. Tuition includes daily, round trip, chaperoned bus transportation from the college to the Santa Ana Zoo, T-shirt, Zoology notebook, field trip and materials. Fee: $135 Ages: 11-14 When: Aug. 7-11, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Junior Gourmet Cooking Class Students are taught proper kitchen guidance. After-school treats and forbidden goodies are taught. Parents can return at 3:30 p.m. to taste the kids' creation. Fee: $15 plus $4 at door When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 12:30-3 p.m. Kids Can Cook Too! Students learn while making burger noodle casserole, cheesy vegetables and brownies. Parents are allowed at 11:30 a.m. to taste. Fee: $15 plus $3 at door for materials Ages: 5-7 When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 9:30 a.m.-noon Football Passing & Power Linemen Tournament This popular athletic program is highly competitive in team format. (No pads are required and there is no contact.) Early registration is mandatory, number of teams is limited. Fee: $100 both; $50 linemen only When: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. OAK CANYON NATURE CENTER Anaheim Parks, Recreation and Community Services 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim (714) 998-8380 Parent/Child Workshop Remarkable Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians--teaches why these mysterious and misunderstood creatures are so important. Fee: $3 Ages: 5-8 When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-noon NEWPORT HARBOR ART MUSEUM 850 San Clemente Drive Newport Beach (714) 759-1122 Mini Master: Mixed Media for Young Artist Students will be guided through the exhibition by Erik Bulatov and Erika Rothenberg and then will return to the classroom to implement what they learn. There will be a variety of projects including painting, collage and sculpture. Fee: $40 Ages: 3-5 When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 25-August 3, 10-11:30 a.m. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE 2627 Vista del Oro, Newport Beach (714) 640-7120 Fossils Students will look at various fossil groups--trilobites, brachiopods, crinoids and corals. There will be casts of dinosaur bones along with actual bones for viewing. Slides will be shown of fossils discovered in Orange County. Materials furnished. Class size is 20. Fee: Museum members $7; non-members $10 Ages: 8-12 When: Thursday, July 27, 1-2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Mineral Collecting (for new collectors) In this series of two classes students will learn the basics of mineral collecting and how to organize, protect and develop a collection. Each student will get three labeled specimens to help start a collection, along with a "man-made mineral pocket" to have the experience of "digging" his own crystal. All materials furnished. Class size is 20. Fee: Museum members $7; non-members $10 Ages: 8-12 When: Saturday, July 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 2, 10-11:30 a.m. Reptiles of Southern California This class will cover all the local varieties of reptiles; how to capture and handle reptiles. Live specimens of non-poisonous snakes, lizards and turtles will be available for inspection, handling and observation. Fee: Museum members $7; non-members $10 Ages: 8 and older When: Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2-3:30 p.m. Nature Detectives This is a series of four lessons. Basic exploration of the world with particular study given to animal tracks, insects, birds and rocks. Class size is 12. Fee: Museum members $32; non-members $49 Ages: 6-9 When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 8, 10, 15, 17, 10-11:30 a.m. Chasing Rainbows A series of four lessons exploring the science of light and color--where do the colors of the rainbow come from? Class size is 12. Fee: Museum members $32; non-members $40 Ages: 6-9 When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 8, 10, 15, 17, 12:30-2 p.m. Sea Shells and Tide Pool Tables A series of four lessons introducing students to the abundant, diverse and exciting life to be found in the tide pools and beaches along our coast. Class size is 12. Fee: Museum members $32; non-members $40 Ages: 6-9 When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 8, 10, 15, 17, 2-3:30 p.m. ORANGE COUNTY MARINE INSTITUTE 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, (714) 496-2274 Special Research-Oriented Floating Lab A family-oriented expedition designed to explore the deeper regions of the continental shelf off Dana Point. Program is offered aboard Occidental College's 85- foot research vessel, Van Tuna. This program offers three hours at sea, with on-board examination of specimens collected. Ages/Fee: 12 and under, $10; 13 and over, $20 When: Saturdays, July 15 and 29, Aug. 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; July 15 and 29, Aug. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Sundays, July 16 and 30, Aug. 6 and 9 a.m.-noon Midnight with the Grunion Laboratory investigation, concludes with beach campfire and grunion hunt. Fee: $7 per child Ages: 7-12 When: Thursday, July 20, 9 p.m.-midnight Family Fishing Trip Enjoy a sunset fishing excursion with the Marine Institute's staff. Fee: $7 per child Ages: 7-12 When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wet and Wild in the Lab Slime making, sea urchin fertilization and squid dissection highlight this crazy lab. Fee: $7 per child Ages: 7-12 When: Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-noon UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (714) 856-5895 Competitive Technique-Swimming Camp This is not a conditioning camp. There will be two two-hour swimming sessions per day devoted entirely to stroke instructions, starts and turns. There will be a one-hour discussion each day including the use of audio and video equipment. Fee: Resident camp $315, or $290 for registrations received before July 1; Day camp $185, or $165 for registrations received before July 1. Ages: 9-17 When: Session I-Aug.20-25; Session II-Aug. 27-Sept. 1 For more information call (714) 856-6936 DANA POINT HARBOR YOUTH AND GROUP FACILITY 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point (714) 661-7122 Red Cross Basic Canoeing Learn basic canoeing and rescue techniques. A must for river trips and extended tours. Must be a swimmer and pre-register. After registration day, call (714) 979-7900 to register with the Girl Scouts. Fee: $35 for Girl Scouts, $40 for non-Girl Scouts Ages: 12-adult When: Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 1-4 p.m. Lido 14 Sailing Learn sloop sailing. Course covers rules of the road, rigging and the finer points of sailing. Must have completed Girl Scout Basic Sailing. After registration, call the Girl Scouts at (714) 979-7900 to register. Fee: $35 for Girl Scouts, non-Girl Scouts $40 Ages: 12-adult When: Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 9 a.m.-Noon and Aug. 7-11, 1-4 p.m. Intermediate Sailing Improve Sabot skills learned in Basic Sailing and develop racing skills. The Laser sailboat will be introduced to this class. Prerequisite: basic sailing. After registration day, call (714) 979-7900 to register with the Girl Scouts. Fee: $35 for Girl Scouts, $40 for non-Girl Scouts Ages: 12-adult When: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug. 4, 1-4 p.m.; Aug. 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon Sea Stars-Ocean Explorers Designed for the young while exploring the seashore environment. Observe seashore birds, tide pool creatures, marine mammals, as well as the famous cliffs of Dana Point. Fee: $48 Ages: 6-8 When: Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25, 9 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Biology Cookbook for Juniors How does a biologist look at edible seafood? How does he cook crabs, fish and mollusks not used in experiments? Find out where sea critters hang out and how to develop simple recipes. Must handle knife and fork well and be willing to eat your subjects. Pre-register. Different topics each day. Fee: $15 plus $3 supply fee Ages: 10-14 When: Monday, Aug. 14, "Crustaceans," 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 15, "Fin Fish," 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 16, "Mollusks," 1-3 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 17, "Chowders," 1-3 p.m. Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor Painting Discover the fun and relaxing benefits of transparent watercolor techniques. Individual instruction and demonstrations will be offered. Intermediate class for those who have worked with watercolors before. Students will provide materials. Supply list will be available. Must pre-register. Fee: $80 When: Wednesdays, July 19-Sept. 6, 7-9:30 p.m. BOWERS MUSEUM 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana (714) 972-1900 The Bowers Museum Office of Education is offering a variety of cultural experiences and studio workshops this summer, for young people, the entire family and groups: People, Places and Things: Cultural Art Camp These workshops will feature half-day programs in the visual, folk and performing arts of African, Southern California Coastal Indians, Southeast Asian, Polynesian, South American and turn-of-the-century Orange County peoples. Fee: $50 per week Ages: 7-9 and 10-12 When: Monday-Friday; Monday, July 17-Friday, Aug. 11; 9 a.m.-noon Youth Artists' Studio Classes Bowers Museum is offering 20 studio workshops including Introduction to Drawing, Ceramics, Art Start and many others. Fee: from $25-50 per session Ages: 7-14 When: Monday-Friday; Monday, July 17-Friday, Aug. 18; 1-3 p.m. Art on Location Art workshops are being held at various community sites in Santa Ana, Orange and Costa Mesa. This mixed-media experience series will incorporate three-dimensional construction, drawing, painting and printmaking. Each session in the series will encompass all four workshops. Select the day and location that is most convenient. Fee: $25 per session Ages: 8-12 When: Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays; July 11-Aug. 2; 10 a.m.-noon Family Time at Bowers Families can enjoy summer at the museum by participating in any one of the afternoon family workshops, including the "Bowers Book Club," a visit to the Discovery Room or "drop-in" workshops. All on first-come, first-served basis. Must call for times and fees. When: Tuesdays and Thursdays; July 18-Aug. 17 Art Start Preschool children will work with a variety of materials and develop familiarity with them. Fee: $50 per week Ages: 3-5 When: Monday-Friday; July 17-Aug. 18; 10-11:30 a.m. Helmets & Hats Students will create headgear from many cultures using paper, plastic, feathers, fabric and other materials. Fee: $25 Ages: 9-12 When: Fridays, July 21-Aug. 11; 1-3 p.m. Kinder Art An introduction to "making art" in a variety of media. Children will learn to work independently and creatively. Fees: $25 Ages: 4-6 When: Tuesdays, July 18-Aug. 8; 1-3 p.m. South American Ceramics Students will learn hand-building clay techniques of the ancient South American Indians. Pinch forms, slab and coil methods will be emphasized. Fees: $35 Ages: 8-12 When: Wednesdays, July 19-Aug. 16; 1-3 p.m. Drawing, Painting and Collage Learn to create paintings and collage from drawings. Students will keep a sketchbook. Fees: $35 Ages: 9-12 When: Thursdays, July 20-Aug. 10; 1-3 p.m. Build It Children will create structures using hammers, nails, clay and cardboard. Fees: $35 Ages: 5-8 When: Mondays, July 17-Aug. 7; 1-3 p.m. Unicorn and Magic Young artists will create fantasy creatures, magicians, fairies and castles from clay, cardboard and paint. Fees: $35 Ages: 9-12 When: Tuedays, July 18-Aug. 8; 1-3 p.m. Graffiti to Graphics Learn basic graphics techniques to create large-scale signs and murals. Fees: $35 Ages: 9-12 When: Wednesdays, July 19 to Aug. 9; 1-3 p.m. YOUTH SCIENCE CENTER Ladera Vista Jr. High 1700 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton (714) 526-1690 The Science Summer Camp '89 is offering various science programs for children. All camps are held Monday through Friday with two daily sessions, 9 a.m.-Noon and Noon-3 p.m. All fees are $40 per week, $10 per week materials fee. There's a 10% discount for three or more camps. These programs are for K-4th graders. Insect/Creature Camp Make a "bug-jug" and a butterfly net. Go on a bug safari. Learn about ecology from a real naturalist. At Creature Camp create habitats for many living animals: snakes, rabbits, rats, frogs, turtles and more. Make friends with Boa-Darik, a 6-foot boa constrictor. This is a double session camp--both insect camp and creature camp are included. When: July 17-21 Chemistry/Earth Camp Chemistry camp shows you how to make soap bubbles that are as big as you are. Be a detective and learn about crime lab chemistry; take home chromotography experiments. At Earth Camp you learn about different kinds of rocks and minerals. Make a collection of your own. Build a working volcano. This is a double session camp--both chemistry and Earth Camp included. When: July 24-28 Creature Camp Create habitats for many living animals such as snakes, rabbits, rats, frogs, turtles and more. When: July 31-Aug. 4 Astronomy Camp Look at the moon with a real telescope--in the daytime! Make rockets, a solar system model and flow-in-the-dark star charts. When: Aug. 7-12 YORBA LINDA/PLACENTIA FAMILY YMCA 18333 Lemon Drive, Yorba Linda (714) 777-9622 Summer Day Camp Swimming, beach outings, mountain trips, hiking, exploring, games, crafts and field trips are only a few of the activities offered in this program. Each session offers one overnight campout. Fees and Ages: 5-7, members $122/non-members $132; 8-9, members $122/non-members $132; 10-12, members $132/non-members $142. When: July 17-Sept. 8, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Extended hours can be arranged from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Summer Child Care YMCA child care is an on-site experience for boys and girls. Each week has a different theme with activities such as games, sports, arts and crafts, guest speakers and much more. Fees: $52 per week or $12 per day for members; $57 per week or $14 per day for non-members Ages: K-6 When: Monday, July 17-Friday, Sept. 8 (or until school reopens) Y-Wonders Children have an opportunity to meet new people and gain self-confidence. Activities include crafts, games, stories, music, water play, guest speakers and more. Fees: $22 per week or $8 per day for members; $28 per week or $10 per day for non-members Ages: 3-5 When: Monday, July 17-Aug. 14, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. HUNTINGTON BEACH LIBRARY 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 848-7813 The Children's Resource Center presents a summer film festival. For seven Fridays the Talbert Room of the central library will show a different film. June 30: "Snow White" (83 minutes), 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 7: "Fox and the Hound," (83 minutes), 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 14: "Bambi" (70 minutes), 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 21: "The Care Bears Movie" (75 minutes), 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 28: "Sleeping Beauty" (75 minutes), 1 p.m. Aug. 4: "Muppets Take Manhattan" (93 minutes), 1 p.m. Aug. 11: "Snoopy Come Home" (70 minutes), 1 p.m.