Cameron Park Life

Summer Spectacular just one of many exciting events

Cameron Park Community Services District’s 15th annual Summer Spectacular on Saturday, June 28, at Cameron Park Lake – Cameron Park Lake’s gates open at 2 p.m. for the Cameron Park Community Services District’s 15th annual Summer Spectacular on Saturday, June 28.

The event has something for everyone — music, food, drinks, crafts, exhibitors, swimming, Fun Zone, new kids activities and an amazing fireworks display over the lake. Event parking is available in the Airpark; enter off of Oxford Road. The show starts with The Tone Monkeys, a group of seasoned musician from various Sacramento cover bands. The Kenny Frye Band — a family of musicians dedicated to bringing authenticity and excitement to country music fans across the country — will play in the evening. These talented musicians have played at large and small venues alike and are ready to bring a quality country music show to Cameron Park.

Food vendors include Jamba Juice, The Original Kettle Korn, The Orient, Texas Street Tacos, Pizza Guys, Lumpkin’s Dirty Dogs, Rainbow Snow, and more. In addition to water, soda and lemonade from the food vendors, the Cameron Park Foundation will sell beer and margaritas. Crafts include Chillits, Taste of Tehama, Jewelry Notions and Party Animals. Exhibitors include Snap Fitness Heart, Quality First Home Improvements and Soul Gifts,

The swim lagoon will be open for swimming. The Fun Zone will feature turbo tubes, spider zone, bungee jump, bounce houses, slides and more. New this year, kids can make sand art bottles. There will also be a watermelon eating contest and sack races.

A low-level fireworks display on the surface of the lake and the amazing fireworks display that will begin just after dusk closes the day’s activities.

Pre-sale wristbands are $3 and are currently available at the Bel Air, Walgreens, Cameron Park/Shingle Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Food Bank of El Dorado County and the CPCSD office (2502 Country Club Drive). Cost at the gate day of the event is $5 (cash only). A percentage of the pre-sales goes back to the Food Bank. Fun Zone pre-sale wristbands are $15 pre-sale/$20 day of event.

More summer fun
Parents and grandparents, let your campers attend a week-long summer camp program for junior explorers, ages 6-11. Each week has a different theme with special activities, including time at Cameron Park Lake, swimming and sports at the Cameron Park Community Center and a field trip. Children will get a change to go to the Discovery Museum, Lazer City, Folsom Aquatic Center, River Cats games and more!

For those needing a way to cool off, public swim is open weekdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and again from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Weekends pool hours are 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 available. Water aerobic 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 now open for swimming, exercise, picnics/events area and boat rentals.

Sports camps include Skyhawks sports camp — dodgeball, Tiny Hawk basketball, soccer and baseball; Challenger Soccer camp at Christa McAuliffe Park the week of June 16-20; basketball camps June 9-11, June 16-20, June 23-26, and June 30 through July 3, plus a Power Volleyball camp the week of June 23-26. Mad Science Camps include Little Green Thumbs and Radical Robots. Campers can also choose to attend Theater Art Camp (early June), Fine Art Camp (June and July) and/or Spanish Camp (June and July).

Do your kids like horses? The CPCSD introduces youngsters to horses and ponies through its English-style riding program in June and will also host a Kiddie Day Camp (three days) and a weeklong Equestrian Day Camp.

Want to cook ? Sign up for Cooking With Kids. Want to be a babysitter?? Attend a babysitting certification class in June and get what you need to work during the summer.

Tennis  anyone? Tennis lessons are held at the tennis courts at Cameron Park Lake, or try golf classes at Bass Lake Golf Course.

Adults, don’t be left out; get into action with the adult softball leagues. If fitness is your thing, the CPCSD offers Tai Chi, Zumba, meditation, Pilates, yoga, Jazzercise, adult tap classes, water aerobics, Hula dance and ballroom dance. Want to try gardening? Learn how to survive the drought during a specula class. Music classes include ukulele and guitar. Art classes include a glass art class and Japanese calligraphy.

Guys and girls: Try the new barbecue cooking class on June 30 and the Beer Limo Tour in August. The limo tour on June 13 is to the Jelly Belly Factory and in July the tour is to the Jackson Rancheria.

Mature adults are invited to participate in Coffee Tea and Free event on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Socialize, visit old friends and make new ones. There will be guest speakers, too. On June 10, the topic will be Benefits of Physical Activity”presented by Dr. Jeff Hill. We also have game day on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon sponsored by Newcomers Club. Bingo is the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m.

Want to go camping? Plan an evening with your children or grandchildren during the third annual Community Campout at Cameron Park Lake Saturday, July 12, through Sunday, July 13. Bring your camping gear and let us do the cooking for you with a barbecue dinner. Enjoy swimming, crafts, campfire songs, storytelling, stargazing, sleeping under the stars and more — plus breakfast in the morning. The fee is $35 for a family of four. Pre-registration is required.

Check out a complete listing of recreation programs online at Looking for a place to hold an event? Check out the Community Center or Cameron Park Lake. For more information call the Cameron Park Community Services District at (530) 677-2231.

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