Summer day-camps still have slots open |

Summer day-camps still have slots open

Day-camps in the Nevada City area offer a broad array of activities for children of all ages – and space is still available.

Most of them are offered through the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Though the registration deadline has passed, space is still available for some camps; interested parents can call 265-2496 or stop by City Hall, at 317 Broad St., for information.

Camps for children ages 4 to 10 years include themes of American spirit, adventure, pirates, games, science and drama.

Camps for youth ages 10 to 13 include themes of fashion design, outdoor travels, kayaking, skateboarding, cooking, digital photography and leadership opportunities.

Each thematic camp lasts a week, and all are taught by qualified youth program staff.

Pre-registration is required by June 13. For more information, leave a message at the Youth Center, 470-0590, visit the Nevada City Swimming Pool in Pioneer Park or call 265-8223. Brochures are located at City Hall, 317 Broad St., Nevada City.

Chess and science

Nevada City Summer Knights is a day-camp for chess, including beginners. It also is offered through the city Parks and Recreation department, and is for children 9 to 15 years old.

“It sprang out of a class I taught … at Forest Charter,” camp instructor and tournament player Steve Ross said.

Days include learning tactics and famous games, and playing by the stop-clock. It’s June 16-18, and the concluding tournament is June 19. For more information, call Ross at 559-6528.

The Imaginarium of Nevada County offers day camps and overnights from June 9 to Aug. 1 on themes including babysitting certification, silliness, sewing, photography, gardening, farming, dinosaurs and several science topics.

For information, contact 478-6400 ext. 231 or

To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail or call 477-4230.

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