Want to go camping? Plan an evening with your children or grandchildren at the third annual Community Campout at Cameron Park Lake Saturday, July 12, to Sunday, July 13. Bring your camping gear and let us do the cooking for you with a barbecue dinner and breakfast in the morning. Enjoy swimming, crafts, campfire songs, storytelling, stargazing, sleeping under the stars and more. Pre-registration is required.
Are your kids still looking for things to do this summer? Have them join the Junior KidzCamp program at the Cameron Park Community Services District. Your children will be explorers, heroes, dig up the past, put their talent on the stage and be a contestant on a game show during the various themes of the week-long camps. These summer camps are for youth ages 6 to 12. Weekly activities include drama, arts & crafts, gymnastics, time at Cameron Park Lake, a special trip each week and lots more.
Lots of other youth programs are available, including youth hula, tumbling and gymnastics. Additional youth camps include Kiddie Horse Day Camp (ages 4 to 6) or an Equestrian Day Camp (ages 7 and older), Mad Science Camp (ages 6 to 12) featuring Spy Academy, advanced robots, eureka and crash test themes, Spanish Camp (ages 5 and olde ) and Fine Arts Camp (ages 7 to 13) which will allow artists to learn hands-on techniques.
Sports camps/clinics include Skyhawks Camps — flag football, mini-Hawks, multi sports and volleyball. There is a Hoops Summer Basketball Camp (week of July 14-17), a Challenger Soccer Camp (week of July 14-18) or UK International Soccer Camp (week of July 28 through Aug. 1). Co-ed Fustal Soccer Training is being offered for the first time on Monday evenings.
The pool season will bring lots of opportunities for the community. Public swim is weekdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and again from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Weekends the pool is usually open from 1 to 5 p.m. unless there are swim meets; then hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Both morning and evening swim lessons are currently available. Water aerobics classes are available most weekdays mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Learn the basic responsibilities of a lifeguard, as well as communication and decision-making skills, in the Guard Start Jr. Lifeguard program.
Cameron Park Lake is open for swimming, exercise, picnics/events area and boat rentals.
Two week tennis sessions at Cameron Park Lake are offered throughout the month for ages 3 and older and are taught by Andrew Webb. THe CPCSD also offers golf lesson available for youth and adults at Bass Lake Golf Course.
Adults don’t feel left out! Join the action with an adult basketball league or drop-in sports at the gym. You can also try meditation, Zumba Gold, Hula dance, Middle Eastern dance, Tai Chi, ballroom dance and ukulele lessons and well as classes covering CPR, gardening, Japanese calligraphy, hunter safety, water aerobics or yoga.
And done’ forget about those special limo tours. Get a group of your friends together and go the Jackson Rancheria on July 18 or on a beer tour Aug. 15.
Coffee Tea and Friends is held on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cameron Park Community Center’s social room. Seniors and caregivers are invited to a morning of fun, games and special speakers. On July 8 the topic is “Recycle Something Old into New” featuring speaker Juliette from El Dorado Nursery, who will create a planter from a basket, can, etc.
Play Bingo that same day from 1 to 3 p.m. On the fourth Tuesday of the month, July 22, join the Cameron Park Newcomers Club for a morning of games from 10 a.m. to noon.
Check out all the exciting programs the CPCSD has to offer. A complete listing of all of recreation programs is available online at cameronpark.org or call (530) 677-2231.