Art and Science Camps & Classes

                             Renaissance Camp             Art Studio 95003                   Science Exploration                 Polymer Clay-Apalooza       


Art Studio 95003 & Science Exploration Day Camps

Children enrolled in both camps should bring a sack lunch for a supervised lunch and organized games from 12:00-1:00 PM.

All program supplies, field trips, and special guest speakers are included in the registration fee. The staff-to-child ratio is 1:8 or better. In order for participants to get the most from the program, it is recommended that they attend the program each day, and have an interest in learning about art and/or science. Send your child with a lunch and snacks each day, wearing closed-toe shoes (e.g. sneakers).

A week before camp begins, parents will receive an information handbook and an emergency information card. Please be sure to review the information in the handbook and fill out the emergency card completely. The emergency card must be given to the site staff on the first day of camp.     Click on a program number to register (e.g. #18362)

Art Studio 95003

Designed to introduce various media to participants, build drawing and painting skills, and instill a life-long love for creating art. Students will have a chance to express themselves using a variety of techniques in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking and collage. Students work from still life, landscape, figure and their imagination using charcoal, oil pastel, pencil, watercolor, mixed-media, and acrylic painting on canvas board! Instructors: A founding member of Renaissance Camp, Kathy DeWild is a credentialed teacher and has been with the County Parks Department for over 25 years. Jessica Wolf coordinated Ren Camp for ten summers and has also worked for four years as co-site lead at the La Selva and Mar Vista ACE programs. Jessica enjoys engaging children in the investigation of science concepts, the appreciation of art, and the exploration of the natural world. In her spare time she loves to travel, garden and go backpacking.

Art Studio 95003 - Ages 6-12 - Aptos Village Park - Mon.-Fri. 9am-12pm

6/12-6/23 $300 / $330 #17696
6/26-7/7* $270 / $297 #17697

*camp not held 7/4


Science Exploration

Are you looking for a fun time this summer? Have you ever wanted to launch a rocket? Are you curious about how our muscles work, or the difference between acids and bases? Would you like to hike in a creek? You could do all this and more at this amazing science camp, which has a fun, hands-on science focus. We’ll also enjoy active games everyday. Instructors: Scott Gentile, Katie Callaghan, and Jeremy Lin.

Session 1 themes: Water, Water, Everywhere; Food, Glorious Food.
Session 2 themes: Air, Space & Flight; Amazing Animals.

Science Exploration - Ages 6-12 - Aptos Village Park - Mon.-Fri. 1pm-5pm

6/12-6/23 $300 / $330 #17698
6/26-7/7* $270 / $297 #17699

*camp not held 7/4


Polymer Clay-Apalooza

Polymer clay is an amazingly versatile medium which children love to create with!  Students will learn essential techniques such as the use of tools, texturing, sculpture, basic millefiori and embossing.  Everyone will take home several projects they’re sure to be proud of, such as pens, bookmarks and a variety of sculptures!

7/31-8/4 $150 / $165 #17786

Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831) 454-7901 •