Summer Camps and Programs

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Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation – Special Needs

Cabrillo College Youth Summer Institute
This camp “gives junior high students the opportunity to begin their journey to college & careers. Students spend a week exploring a chosen “career path” through both classroom and hands-on activities.  Programs include: Allied Health, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Horticulture.”

Camp Page
Lists summer residential and day camps for the USA and Canada, viewable by state. Includes wilderness, coed, performing arts, sports, tech, and other camps.

Camp Twitch and Shout
Kids camps and family camps for those affected by Tourette Syndrome, in Georgia – a one of a kind camp!

California camps

College Board Summer Internships for High School Students
Information and search tips for summer internships, along with websites that list internships for teens.

Community Music School Kids Celtic Music
Day Camp for kids ages 7-13
Day camp for students who are proficient on the following instruments: fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, oboe, harp, guitar, accordion, small keyboards or cello.  Lessons, group music and other activities.

Teen Day or Overnight Camps
Participants can choose the day or overnight camping options and must be proficienct in one of the following instruments: fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, oboe, harp, guitar, dulcimer, accordion, percussion or cello.  Lessons, group and campfire activities.

Growing up in Santa Cruz – Summer Camps and Activities

Jane Adams Peace Camp
One week day camp where children and teens focus on peaceful ways to promote justice and resolve conflict, for themselves and in the world.  Admits boys & girls entering grades 1-6 and youth leaders ages 12-17.

Kids Camps
Offers listings of summer camps by type (tradional, sport, arts, etc.) and by state. Includes special needs camps also.

My Summer Camp
Offers listings of summer camps by type (tradional, sport, arts, etc.) and by state. Includes special needs camps and study abroad/international camps also.

National Youth Network – Troubled Teenager Summer Camps Directory
Find special programs for teens with emotional challenges and disabilities

Orchard School Performing Arts Summer Camp
Four-week program offers learning through hands-on activities such as drama, music, arts and crafts, circus skills, gardening cooking, reptiles and farm animals care, and gymnastics, archery, and swimming.

Outdoor Bound
Programs for At-Risk Youth and Troubled Teens, which “provide real life challenges in a structured environment and are recognized for their ability to foster positive development and well-being for troubled teens.”

Santa Cruz Kids – Summer Camp Programs

Santa Cruz Public Library Community Information Database
Summer Camps and Programs Listings

Santa Cruz Parent – Summer Camp Directory

Teen Ink’s List of Summer Programs for High School Students
Check here for a long list of summer and pre-college programs at colleges and other cool places.