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May 21, 2013 at 12:21 a.m.
Updated May 23, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.


School will be out soon, and parents will be looking for ways to keep their children busy. Businesses, organizations, schools and churches have months of activities planned for parents to pick from.

Here are some of those events.



VC Kid's College

For more information or to register, contact the VC Workforce & Continuing Education Department at 361-582-2528 or email mary.pullin@victoriacollege.edu or visit VictoriaCollege.edu/wce.

It's Not Just Rocket Science

VC Continuing Education Center, Room 100

June 3-6

8 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

For grades four through six.

How do you lift a friend with just one finger? It's not magic; it's just science. You will discover that space dust is literally in your backyard, and you will learn how to find it. Launch a rocket and explore the solar system in this hands-on adventure that goes beyond the ordinary. Learn how to create fun, award-winning science fair projects that are fueled by your own powerful imagination.

Boom! Pop! Fizz! Weird Science!

VC Continuing Education Center, Room 100

June 3-6

1-5 p.m.

$95 per person

For grades four through six.

Discover how the Earth and human body react to change. Explore everything from earthquakes to volcanoes and geysers. What makes the human body both weird and wonderful? Squeamish, shrieks and squeals are the order of the day as we learn how to create fake wounds that will scare others. Explore the science of the Earth, various bodily functions and the thrill of chemical reactions that boom, pop and fizz.

Abra Dabra Cadoodle!

Explore the Magical World of Art!

VC Continuing Education Center, Room 100

Grades four through six:

June 10-13

9 a.m.-noon

Grades five through eight:

June 17-20

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

Express your creative side. Explore the world of art in this class using various mediums and techniques including painting with color and pen, basic perspective, complementary colors and face and expressions. Come discover your inner artist.

Buried 'Treasure': Archaeology!

Museum of the Coastal Bend

July 1-3

8 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

For grades four through six.

Explore the mysteries of people from the past. Join the Museum of the Coastal Bend to discover the science of archaeology and learn how we know about people's lives hundreds or thousands of years ago. What can you learn from broken pots? Use weapons more ancient than even a bow and arrow. What can garbage tell us? Experiment to figure out the best ways to clean artifacts and find out how we can dig up our past.

CSI for Kids

VC Continuing Education Center, Room 204

July 15-18

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

For grades four through six.

Be a crime scene investigator on the case. Holly Jedlicka of the Victoria Police Department Crime Scene Unit will guide students to solve an imaginary crime from clues left at the scene. Students will play the role of a crime scene technician and perform fingerprinting, sketching, measuring the scene, photographs and securing the scene techniques.

Exploring New Lands

Museum of the Coastal Bend

July 30-Aug. 2

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

For grades four through six.

Discover how people explored and settled Texas in days gone by and discover how you might explore new planets in the future. What would you take with you to a new land? How would you find it, and what would you do when you got there?

Fun with Technology

VC Continuing Education Center, Room 208

June 24-27

1-4 p.m.

$95 per person

For grades five through eight.

Create a presentation with PowerPoint using Microsoft Word and Excel. Students will also learn the basics of Photoshop and photo-sharing websites, including Instagram and Pinterest. The importance of Internet safety will also be discussed.

Origami & Paper Quilling

VC Continuing Education Center, Room 100

July 8-11

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

For grades five through eight.

Learn an ancient and exotic art form, changing a boring, flat piece of paper into a three-dimensional shape. Students will also learn the art of paper quilling, a hobby that dates back to the 18th century.

Kid's College Calhoun

VC Calhoun County Center

900 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca,

June 17-June 20

9 a.m.-noon daily

Recommended for ages 8-12.

$75 per child

Monday - The Universal Language of Magic Fun

Tuesday - Summer Health Encounter

Wednesday - Super Summer Science

Thursday - Curtain Call with Theatre Fun

Preregistration is mandatory. Limited to 20 students. Call 361-553-4316 to register or for more information.

Kid's College Gonzales

Four days of adventure and discovery

VC Gonzales Center - 424 E. Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales

July 8-July 11

9 a.m.-noon

$100 per person

Recommended for ages 8-12.

Monday - Science Survival

Tuesday - Texas History

Wednesday - Pioneer Skills

Thursday - Pioneer Cooking

Preregistration is mandatory. Limited to 20 students. Call 830-672-6251 to register or for more information.ege.edu



UHV

University of Houston-Victoria 2013 Digital Simulation and Robotics Summer Camp

UHV campus

June 17-21

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The camp is free. Campers are welcome to stay in the dorm for $300, but it is not required. Six scholarships are available for dorm fees for campers living outside Victoria.

Introduce high school students to basic concepts in robotics, digital simulation and engineering. Campers may be incoming high school freshmen all the way through high school seniors who graduated in spring 2013. Participants will use Lego NXT Mindstorm 2.0 robotics kits. They will learn how to put a robot into virtual and 3D environments using digital gaming and animation software.

Registration deadline is May 29, and only 12 spots are available.

For more information, visit hsrobotics.aiatuhv.com or contact UHV assistant professor Alireza Tavakkoli at tavakkolia@uhv.edu or 361-570-4204.



VISD

Summer Recreation Program

Special Events Center Old Liberty Gym

June 3-July 12, Mondays and Thursdays only and Friday, July 12

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Grades: sixth-12th

Contact Jesse Rayos at 361-489-1848 or Blanche Ruelas at 361-676-0129.

Basic and Advance Guitar Camp

Victoria East High School, guitar/choir room

June 4-6 or June 10-13

8:30-10 a.m. or 10-11:30 a.m.

Grades: sixth-12

Contact Donald Tharp at 361-655-0413.

Archery

Foster Field

60 Storehouse Drive

June 10-14

10 a.m.-noon.

Grades: sixth-12th

Contact Tom Barker at 361-676-5498 or tom@straightarrowarchery.org.

Video Game Design

Stroman Middle School

July 8-12

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Grades: sixth-eighth

Contact Michael Conway at 676-0776.

Advance Drawing Intensive

Victoria East High School, Art Room E121

June 12-27 except Fridays

8-11:30 a.m.

Grades: ninth-12th

ContactCandace Coyle at 361-788-2820 or 361-582-6435.

Advance Painting Intensive

Victoria East High School, Art Room E121

June 12-27, except Fridays

Noon-3:30 p.m.

Grades: ninth-12th

ContactCandace Coyle at 361-788-2820 or 361-582-6435.

Create-A-Skate

Victoria East High School, art Room E118

June 12-27, except Fridays

8-11:30 a.m.

Grades: ninth-12th

Contact Jamie Sainz at 361-389-4933.

Ceramics Camp

Victoria East High School Art Room E118

June 12-27, except Fridays

Noon-3:30 p.m.

Grades: ninth-12th

Contact Jamie Sainz at 361-380-4933.

Dry Media Street Painting

Stroman Middle School

July 8-11

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Grades: sixth-eighth

Survivor Steam Camp

Stroman Middle School

July 15-19

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Grades: sixth-eighth

Contact Tiffany Gleinser at 361-212-7373.

3DAP Portfolio and Competition Camp

Victoria East High School Art Room E118

July 22-Aug. 2

8-11:30 a.m.

Grades: 10th-12th

Contact Jamie Sainz at 361-389-4933.

AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio Competition Camp

Victoria East High School Art Room E 121

July 22-Aug. 2

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Grades: ninth-12th

Contact Candace Coyle at 361-788-2820 or 361-582-6435.

Challenge Accepted, Orchestra Camp

V-CAL IT building

June 4-6

8 a.m.-noon, middle school; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., high school

Grades: seventh-eighth and ninth-12th

Contact Kathy Murdock at 210-386-844.

Theatrical Special Effects Camp

East High School Room E118

July 22-Aug. 2

Noon-3:30 p.m.

Grades: 10th-12th

Contact Mandy Heinold at 361-484-2608 or Jamie Sainz at 361-389-4399.

Camp Cinema: Lights, Camera, Action

Stroman Middle School

July 8-12

8-11:30 a.m.

Grades: fifth-eighth

Contact Patricia Bernal at 361-220-8311; text if possible.

Victoria Wrestling Summer Camp of Champions

Liberty Gym next to Fine Arts Center

1110 Sam Houston Drive.

June 17-20

9 a.m.-noon

$85 per person for everyone signed up before June 1; $95, June 1-17; $50 per person if parents are employees of VISD or any additional siblings.

Open to all boys and girls, incoming grade levels first-12th.

Designed for wrestlers of various ages and all skill levels, including first-time wrestlers. Wrestling experience not required. Shorts and shirts required. Socks are OK. Camp T-shirts for everyone who signs up before June 10.

Registration forms available from coach Kerry Iannazzo. Call 469-734-4323 or email kerry.iannazzo@visd.net.



Victoria East High

3D AP Portfolio and Competition Camp

Room E118

July 22-Aug. 2

8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

For students who will be taking 3D AP Portfolio for college credit this coming school year. They will be able to get help with their summer work that they must have completed by the beginning of the school year. It is also a camp for students who are interested in creating 3D pieces of art for competition purposes this coming school year.

Create-A-Skate Camp

Room E118

June 12-June 27, except Fridays

8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

For students who would like to learn about skateboards, design and painting their own skate deck.

Ceramics Camp

Room E118

June 12-27, except Fridays Noon-3 p.m.

An entry level ceramics camp for students who would like to learn about ceramics and create projects out of clay.

Theatrical Special Effects Camp

Room E118

July 22-Aug. 2

Noon-3:30 p.m.

For high school theater students, grades 10th-12th, who would like to learn more about special effects in a theater setting and how to apply makeup for cool effects.



Trinity Episcopal

For children entering first grade through eighth grade.

Students may sign up for any combination of academic or enrichment courses as long as they are part of the appropriate grade levels. Students may sign up for one, two, three or all four weeks. They may register for one or two classes each week.

Session 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Session 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Students are responsible for bringing their own snack each day.

The cost per class is $75 for one week.

Week 1

June 3-6

Session 1

Shurley English

For grades first-third

Rock Climbing

For grades third-fifth

Icky Gooey Science

For grades first-third

Story Art and Craft time

For grades first-fourth

Balcony Girls: Virtues and Friendships

For grades sixth-eighth

Science Rocks

For grades sixth-eighth

Garden Angels Art

For grades first-third

The Wild West

For grades third-sixth

Nail Design and Care

For grades fifth-eighth

Baking

For grades fifth-eighth

Time and Money

For grades first-third

Just Sports

For grades first-third

Session 2

Shurley English

For grades fourth-eighth

Gymnastics/Cheerleading

For grades first-eighth

Cool Science

For grades fourth-eighth

Balcony Girls: Virtues and Friendships

For grades third-fifth

Getting to Know Great

Artists: Picasso

For grades first-third

School of Rock

For grades fifth-eighth

Garden Angels Art

For grades fourth-sixth

Inspiration Station for Girls

For grades fifth-seventh

Nail Design and Care

For grades third-fifth

Baking

For grades first-third

Magic Tree House

For grades first-third

"Dark Day in the Deep Sea"

The World of Dr. Seuss

For grades first-third

Week 2

June 10-13

Session 1

Sewing

For grades third-eighth

Photography

For grades third-eighth

Using Fractions

For grades sixth-eighth

Science Rocks

For grades sixth-eighth

Just Sports

For grades first-third

iPads: Create Book Trailer

For grades third-sixth

Rock Wall Climbing

For grades sixth-eighth

Icky Gooey Science

For grades first-third

Fractions

For grades first-third

Baking

For grades first-fourth

Session 2

Gymnastics/Cheerleading

For grades first-eighth

Embossing

For grades third-eighth

Cool Science

For grades fourth-eighth

Manners, Manners, Manners

For grades first-fourth

Intro to Fractions

For grades third-fifth

iPads: Create Book Trailer

For grades third-sixth

Getting to Know Great

Artists: Van Gogh

For grades third-fifth

Baking

For grades third-sixth

Magic Tree House 'Midnight on the Moon'

For grades first-third

Just Sports

For grades first-third

Week 3

June 17-20

Session 1

Woodworking

For grades first-third

Inspiration Station for Girls

For grades first-fourth

Math Problem Solving

For grades fourth-sixth

Athletics

For grades first-eighth

Magic Tree House

For grades first-third

'Afternoon on the Amazon'

Getting to Know Great Artists: Degas

For grades first-third

Baking

For grades fourth-eighth

Greek Mythology

For grades fourth-eighth

Intro to Programming with Scratch

For grades fourth-eighth

Session 2

Gymnastics/Cheer

For grades first-eighth

Geometry

For grades fifth-eighth

Woodworking

For grades fourth-eighth

Athletics

For grades first-eighth

Story Art and Craft Time

For grades first-third

Intro to Programming with Alice

For grades fourth-eighth

Science Rocks

For grades sixth-eighth

Operations

For grades first-third

Baking

For grades first-third

Week 4

June 24-27

Session 1

Woodworking

For grades first-third

Sew Sew Fun

For grades first-third

Athletics

For grades first-eighth

Around the World in four days

For grades first-fourth

School of Rock

For grades fifth-eighth

Personal Finance

For grades fifth-eighth

Baking

For grades fourth-eighth

Getting to Know Great

Artists: Monet

For grades third-fifth

Texas History

For grades fourth-eighth

Measurement

For grades first-third

Session 2

Gymnastics/Cheerleading

For grades first-eighth

Science Rocks

For grades sixth-eighth

Woodworking

For grades fourth-eighth

The Wild West

For grades third-sixth

Decimals and Percents

For grades fifth-eighth

Sew Sew Fun

For grades fourth-eighth

Baking

For grades first-third

Young Readers Club

For grades first-fourth

Athletics

For grades first-eighth

Trinity Episcopal School will be offering Summer Care from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 3 through Aug. 2 in the After School Care classroom. It is available for children entering K3 through fourth grade. The daily schedule will include planned activities, free play, rest time and snack time.

For more information, contact the school office at 361-573-3220 or visit tecvictoria.org



A+ Kidz Care

Summer Fun Program for children

The program is open from 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and the cost includes a full breakfast, a full lunch and snacks.

For children in kindergarten through age 12.

Program includes multiple off-site field trips each week to a variety of fun places such as skating, bowling, swimming and a trip to Splashway. We also have full days planned to weekly themed events with indoor activities such as arts and crafts, games and visitor demonstrations and outdoor activities such as gardening and our popular gooey and gross day.



Texas Zoo

Reptiles Rock

June 24-28

1-4 p.m

$60 pass holders; $75 general public

For first- and second-graders

Let your kids slither and stomp their way into the world of reptiles in this weeklong, half-day camp.

Zoo Crew

July 8-12

9 a.m.-noon

$60 pass holders; $75 general public.

For first- and second-graders.

Give your student a chance to stay on track and keep ahead in school with this weeklong camp full of animal encounters, games, crafts and writing activities designed to get them learning about the animal kingdom, habitats, adaptations and much more.

ZooMu

July 29-Aug. 2

9 a.m.-noon

$100 pass holders; $120 general public

4-8 years old

Joins us and the Children's Discovery Museum in a weeklong camp of fun art and activities.

Zoo Explorers

June 17-21

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

$100 pass holders and $125 general public

Fourth-sixth grade

Bring your kiddo in for a weeklong in-depth keeper view of what it takes to work in a zoo.

MuZooUm Trot

June 18-20

9 a.m.-noon

Third-sixth grade

$75 pass holders; $90 general public

Join the zoo, Museum of the Coastal Bend and the Nave Museum for a three-day camp of Texas native art and fun.

Texas Our Texas

July 8-12

1-4 p.m.

Third-fourth grade

$60 pass holders; $75 general public

Introduce your third- or fourth-grader to the wonders of their very own backyard in this weeklong, Texas-based camp.

Zoo Warriors

July 15-19

9 a.m.-4 p.m

$100 pass holders; $125 general public

Third-fourth grade

Give your warrior a week at the zoo full of animal encounters, games, activities, crafts and much more - all designed to help them stay ahead in the areas of the animal kingdom, habitats, weather patterns, the water cycle, metamorphosis and a whole lot more of biology fun.

Conservation Rangers

July 22-26

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fifth-sixth grade

$100 pass holders; $125 general public

Do you have a child who loves to be green? Sign them up for Conservation Rangers, in which we'll spend a week exploring different kinds of power, different ways to conserve, the importance of recycling and have lots of green-themed games, crafts, activities and more.

Camp Zoology

July 29-Aug. 2

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sixth-12th grade

$175 pass holder; $200 general public

Spend a week traveling with us as we visit sites all over the area, including the Texas State Aquarium, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and more to get in depth look at biology.

Drawn to Animals

Aug. 5-9

9 a.m.-noon

Sixth-ninth grade

$100 pass holders; $125 general public

Join us for a brand new arts camp this summer for older students interested in developing their artistic talents and interests. The focus will be on traditional media, gesture and sketchbook drawing and still life works. Art supplies included.

Girl Scouts Camp & Overnight

Aug. 19-23

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

$135 pass holders; $155 general public

For Daisies, Brownies, Juniors

Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn badges while having fun in and around the zoo. Crafts and activities. To wrap up this camp, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to spend the night in the zoo.

Creatures of the Night Overnight Adventure

June 28

7 p.m.-7 a.m.

$35 pass holders; $50 general public

Fourth-fifth grade

Come spend the night with the zoo animals and be part of the noise. The adventure includes lessons on nocturnal animals, outdoor movie, night tour, star program, crafts, snacks, dinner and breakfast.



Theater

Triple Threat Theatre Summer Camp

Leo Welder Center for the Performing Arts

214 N. Main St.

For more information about these camps, call 361-576-6277 or visit theatrevictoria.org.

Stars of Tomorrow

June 10-14

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tuition $125

Campers divided into two age groups: 4-5 and 6-8.

An introduction to theater, which builds performance skills and confidence. Participants explore acting, singing and dancing while they experience working within a group.

Campers are provided a camp T-shirt and snacks.

Headliners

June 10-15, 1:30-5 p.m.; June 17-22, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuition: $285

T3 Olympics, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Park and performances, June 22 from 2-6:30 p.m.

An extensive workshop designed to illustrate what it means to be a Triple Threat. This camp develops the confidence and abilities every performer needs to be successful. Breakout sessions focus on the three major performance disciplines - acting, singing and dancing. Campers will perform in one of the camps musicals. This year's plays are "Bugsy Malone Jr.," "A Year With Frog and Toad," "Kids" and "Annie." There will be two performances of each show. Tuition includes snacks, camp T-shirt, production script and rehearsal CD.



Dance/Drill Team/Cheer

The Victoria West Legacy Drill Team Dance Clinic

West High School

Aug.8-9.

8-11 a.m.

The cost will be $45 and will include a T-shirt, snacks and instruction.

Ages prekindergarten-eighth grade are allowed.

Busby Dancenter

2508 E. Mockingbird Lane

June 3-July 24

Classes for ages 3 and up

Classes offered: creative movement, primary ballet and tap, classical ballet and pointe, jazz and contemporary. Class cards are available in various amounts. Students may choose weeks to attend.

Register at any time. Email info@busbydancenter.com. For more information, call 361-576-3971 or visit busbydancenter.com.

Dance Works Unlimited

601 Edinburgh St.

Summer Classes - June

Classic Rewind

June 10-21

Sensational '60s

Fridays

9-11 a.m.

$40 per person

For 2-year-olds

Supercharged '70s

Mondays and Wednesdays

9 a.m.-noon

$95

For ages 3-5

Electrifying '80s

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

For ages 6-7

Knock Out '90s

Mondays and Wednesdays

1-5 p.m.

$115 per person

For ages 8-12

Master Blaster

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1-5 p.m.

$115 per person

For ages 13 and up

Summer Classes - July

Theatre Production

July 8-19

'The Lion King'

Fridays

9-11 a.m.

$40 per person

For 2-year-olds

'Peter Pan'

Mondays and Wednesdays

9 a.m.-noon

$95

For ages 3-5

'Annie'

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9 a.m.-noon

$95

For ages 6-7

'Grease'

Mondays and Wednesdays

1-5 p.m.

$115

For ages 8-12

'A Chorus Line'

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1-5 p.m.

$115

For ages 13 and up

Summer Classes - August

Aug. 5-16

Step It Up

Level I

Fridays

9-11 a.m.

$40 per person

For 2-year-olds

Level II

Mondays and Wednesdays

9 a.m.-noon

$95

For ages 3-5

Level III

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per person

For ages 6-7

Level IV

Mondays and Wednesdays

1-5 p.m

$115

For ages 8-12

Level V

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1-5 p.m.

$115

For ages 13 and up

For more information, call 361-485-9740.

Camp Manning

Manning Gymnastics Centerplex

5004 John Stockbauer Drive

Begins June 3

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ages 4-12

Registration is $30 (nonrefundable) per child, not to exceed $90. Weekly tuition is $125 per week per child, paid in advance. Siblings will receive $5 discount if attending the same week. Drop-ins welcome at $30 per day per child; half day is $20.

Campers need to bring a lunch, drink and a morning and afternoon snack with drink (refrigerator and microwave are available).

Activities include swimming at Colony Creek Pool, Cinemark Theatres, trampoline, gymnastics, games and open gym day. Thursdays are wet & wild at the pool. Bring your own bathing suit, towel and sunscreen. Fun Fridays are performance and exhibition day.

For more information, call Manning Gymnastics Centerplex at 361-573-4961 or 351-578-2387 or email manningsgym@att.net.

Ledwig Dance Academy

5803-B John Stockbauer Drive

Ultimate Dance & Music Camp

June 17-21

8:30 a.m.-noon (8 a.m. drop off available upon request).

Cost: $120 per child, second child discount available

For 3- to-9-years-olds

Dance class, games, arts and crafts, music activities, water activities and much more. Snacks and drinks included. Extended day available for an additional fee. Call the studio for more information.

Creative Movement for Children with Special Needs

June 24-27, 5:15-6 p.m., for 2- to 6-year-olds, and June 24-27, 6-6:45 p.m., for 7- to 14-year-olds

$45 per child

Dance and tumbling class designed for children with special needs. Class size is limited so call today to reserve your spot.

Princess/Prince Camp

July 8-12

8:30 a.m.-noon, (8 a.m. drop off available upon request)

For 3- to-9-years-olds

$120 per child, second child discount available

Different princess theme every day. Princess-themed arts and crafts, games, water activities, dress up, tea parties and much more. Snacks and drinks included. Extended day available for an additional fee. Call the studio for more information.

Under the Sea Camp

July 15-19

8:30 am-noon, (8 a.m. drop off available upon request.)

For 3- to 9-year-olds

$120 per child, second child discount available.

Under the sea themed arts and crafts, games, water activities, dance class and much more. Snacks and drinks included. Extended day available for an additional fee. Call the studio for more information.

Elite Dance Company Camp

July 9-11

5-6:30 p.m.

$60 per child

For third-graders and older

Be a part of our competitive dance company. During this camp, we will work on technique while determining the company level your child will be placed in for the dance year. Contact us for more details.

Classes

Throughout the summer, we will be offering educational dance classes for ages 2 and up in ballet, jazz and tumbling. For times and dates, call 361-541-6005 or visit ledwigdanceacademy.com.

VEHS Little Cheer Workshop

VEHS Back Gym

Aug. 5-7

9 a.m.-noon

Cost $50

Registration at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5; showcase at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7.

Participants will learn cheers, chants, jumps, motions, stunts and a dance. Workshop fee includes free T-shirt, snacks, arts and crafts, daily awards and much more. Spirit sticks will be awarded, and winners will cheer with the VEHS cheerleaders at a home football game.

For more information, contact Tiffany Smith at 361-218-2933.

Jan Moore School of Dancing

408 W. Stayton St.

Session I: June 10-14 for ages 4-8

Session II: July 8-12 for ages 9-13

Session III: July 22-26 for ages 4-8

Session are from 9 a.m -1 p.m.

Fee is $130

Activities include morning arts and crafts, dance including jazz and hip hop, swimming, scavenger hunt and games. Camp T-shirt included. Bring a sack lunch; drinks, morning snack and dessert after lunch provided.

For more information, call Jan Moore School of Dancing at 361-575-1672.

Victoria All-Star Dance Academy

125 North Star drive-in

Classes begin June and are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

$10 new student registration fee; $10 tuition per month

For third- through 12th-graders.

Offering tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet.

For more information, call 361-578-7827 or visit victoriaallstardance.com

Starlighters' Dance Workshop

St. Joseph High School Gymnasium

July 24-26

8:30-11:30 a.m.

$50 per person

For 3- to 14-year-old girls

Registration deadline is July 6.

Contact Director Anna Salas at agonzalez_77901@yahoo.com or call 361-649-0540. Make checks payable to and mail to Anna Salas, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria, TX 77901

Download summer camps registration forms at STJvictoria.com/athletics.



Museum of the Coastal Bend

Paint Texas!

June 13, 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 7-10 and 1-3:30 p.m. for ages 11-16.

$35 per student includes all supplies.

Instructor Dolly Martinez leads students in creating their own Texas coastal scene using acrylic paints on canvas. Ideal for beginners. Registration form available from the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

MuZOOum

June 18-20

9 a.m.-noon

Trot students in grades four-six are invited to "trot" on over to the Museum of the Coastal Bend, The Texas Zoo and The Nave Museum for a kids' camp that explores the unique heritage of Texas. Registration and tuition information available at The Texas Zoo.

Buried 'Treasure'

July 1-3

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per student

For grades four-six

Explore the mysteries of people from the past. Join the Museum of the Coastal Bend to discover the science of archaeology and learn how we know about people's lives hundreds or thousands of years ago. Use weapons more ancient than even a bow and arrow. Experiment to figure out the best ways to clean artifacts and find out how we can dig up our past.

Paint Texas!

July 18

9-11:30 a.m. for ages 7-10 and 1-3:30 p.m. for ages 11-16.

$35 per student includes all supplies.

Instructor Dolly Martinez leads students in creating an original work of art, inspired by Texas' unique heritage using acrylic paints on canvas. Ideal for beginners. Registration form available from the Museum of the Coastal Bend. Call 361-582-2528 to register.

Exploring New Lands

July 30-Aug. 2

9 a.m.-noon

$95 per student.

For grades four-six

Discover how people explored and settled Texas in days gone by and discover how you might explore new planets in the future. Call 361-582-2528 to register.



Children's Discovery Museum

Art Camp

June 24-28

9 a.m.-noon

$100 for members; $120 for non-members.

Recommended for children

ages 5-10.

Mad Science Camp

July 8-12

9 a.m.-noon

$100 for members; $120 for nonmembers.

Recommended for children ages 5-10.

A week of innovative, hands on experiments.

Social Savvy Camp

July 15-19

9 a.m.-noon

Recommended for ages 6-10.

An etiquette camp for boys and girls. Learn how to write thank you notes, set a proper place setting, have a firm handshake and much more.

Lights, Camera, Action!

July 22-26

9 a.m.-noon

$100 for members; $120 for nonmembers.

Geared toward ages 10-13.

A film summer camp. Learn how to make digital videos and turn them into a work of art just like an independent film maker

ZooMu Summer Camp

July 29-Aug. 2

9 a.m -noon

$100 for members; $120 for non-members.

For ages 4-8

Join the Texas Zoo and the Children's Discovery Museum for a weeklong camp of art and activities. For this camp, please register at the Texas Zoo. All campers will be provided a snack. Come to the museum to fill out a registration form. Registration is due the Friday before each camp starts.



Girl Scouts

For girls ages 5-17

*Parents do not need to attend but are always welcome.*

All activities are open to current Girl Scouts and new members.

Bubbles, Balls and Balloons

Victoria Service Center

June 5

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$12 per person

For all ages

Spend the day with friends, make your own bubbles and have lots of fun.

Babysitter Certification

Victoria Service Center

June 6

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$35 per person

For girls ages 11-17

American Red Cross Babysitter Certification Class. Certification and manual included.

PA-VIT Leadership Class

Victoria Service Center

June 7

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$12 per person

Program Aid-Volunteer in Learning are leadership courses. The girls will learn the steps that make a great leader.

Fun With Stories

Victoria Service Center

June 11

8:30 a.m.-noon

$5 per person

For girls in second through fifth grade.

Come and listen and be a part of stories from around the world. All with hands-on activities using paper plates, sand and lots of crafts.

Spa Day

Victoria Service Center

June 12

9 a.m.-3 p.m., for Daisies and Brownies, kindergarten through third grade.; June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for Juniors and above, fourth grade and up.

$7 per person

Enjoy a tranquil and relaxing day at the spa. Learn about what a spa has to offer and how to be creative in making products. Get your own mini-facial with eye masks and more. Learn about living healthy and calmly.

Egyptian Explorers

Victoria Service Center

June 17

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

$12 per person

For girls in kindergarten-fifth grade.

Girls can learn about Egyptian history with fun and educational hands-on experience.

Blast From the Past

Victoria Service Center

June 18

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$12 per person

For all ages

Songs, games, music and

learn how your grandmother lived and what she liked.

Cooking Class

Cooking Depot

June 18, for Daisies and Brownies; June 19, for Juniors and up. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$20 per girl

Girls will learn how to cook, bake and have hands-on cooking time with a chef and craft time. Each girl will receive a goody bag and lunch provided. Girls can earn their new cuisine cooking badge. Lunch provided.

BABYSITTER Certification

Beeville

June 20

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$35 per person

For girls ages 11-17

American Red Cross Babysitter Certification Class. Certification and manual Included.

Movie Night

Victoria Service Center

June 21

6-10 p.m.

$10 per person

Popcorn and more. Hang out with your favorite friends and a movie to enjoy.

Media Journey

Victoria Service Center

July 23

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For girls in sixth-eighth grade.

Learn about different stories using various media types.

Building Art Day

Victoria Service Center

June 25

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$12 per person

For all ages.

Create a village with all the buildings, roads and scenery. Bring any empty boxes you may have.

Medieval Festival

Victoria Service Center

June 27

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

$12 per person

For girls in kindergarten-fifth grade

Come back in time when there were castles, kings, dragons, unicorns and princesses with stories, songs, crafts and games. Activities include a knight tournament and a treasure hunt with royal colors. Come dressed in your medieval costumes or royal colors. Snacks will be provided.

Flashlight Games

July 8

7:45 p.m.-midnight

$5 per person

For girls in kindergarten-fifth grade

After the sun goes down, we will have a night full of fun and games with our flashlights. Flashlights will be provided for use and snack will be provided.

Volleyball Camp and Practice with Purpose

Victoria Service Center

July 9

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Learn the sport of volleyball and learn to practice with purpose.

Girl Scout Day Camp

Victoria Service Center

July 10

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$10 per person

For all ages

Spend the day with girls and adults and learn all about the Girl Scout activities available.

Sunset Swaps

Victoria Service Center

July 11

5-7 p.m.

$6 p.m.

For all ages

SWAPS are Special Whatamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. The girls will make several SWAPS and learn why it's fun to trade them.

Recycle Projects and Crafts

Victoria Service Center

July 12

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$10 per person

For all ages.

Make something together and protect the environment.

Fashion Day

Victoria Service Center

July 16

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$12 per person

For all ages

Get together for hair, nails, dress-up, manners and more. Wear your favorite dress, heels and jewelry.

Movie Night

Victoria Service Center

July 19

6-10 p.m.

$10 per person

For all ages

Media Journey

July 23

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For girls in sixth-eighth grade

Go on a journey learning about different stories using various media types.

Circus Ole

Victoria Service Center

July 24

8:30 a.m-2 p.m. $12 per person

For girls in kindergarten-fifth grade

Along with games and hands-on activities, we will have a performance at 1 p.m. for all.

Key Chain Animals

July 25

9 a.m.-noon

$7 per person

Make your favorite animals with pony beads and more.

Movie Night

Victoria Service Center

Aug. 2

6-10 p.m.

$10 per person

NETIQUETTE

Victoria Service Center

Aug. 2

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For girls in sixth-eighth grade

A follow-up badge to the Media Journey focusing on safe Internet usage.

Water, Water Everywhere

Victoria Service Center

Aug. 6

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$14 per person

For all ages

A day full of exploring the wonder of water. Includes Wonder of Water Journey Awards.

Wonder of Nature

Victoria Service Center

Aug. 7

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$12 per person

For all ages.

Learn about bugs, trees, plants, birds and more. Have fun planting and watch it grow.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Aug. 9

9 a.m.-noon

46 per person

For Daisies and Brownies

Bring your favorite teddy bear. We will have a musical picnic with so much to enjoy.

S'MORES FUN

Victoria Service Center

Aug. 9

5-8 p.m.

$6 per person

For all ages

Learn where this tradition came from and how to make a s'more.

For more information, call the Girl Scout office, at 361-573-6451



Art

The Victoria Art League

905 S. Bridge St.

Come make a variety of two- and three-dimensional projects including drawing, pastels, sculpture, mosaics and more.

Grades first-second, June 24-27; grades third-fourth, July 8-11; grades fifth-eighth, July 15-18 and July 29-Aug. 1

Pottery for grades third-eighth, June 17-19 and July 1 for glazing

10 a.m.-noon for all classes

$80 for four-day session includes supplies. To reserve space, send deposit of $20 to Michele Evans, 407 Monterrey Drive, Victoria, TX 77904. For more information, call 361-649-8092 or email mpevans@suddenlink.net



Safe Sitter babysitting classes

Citizens Medical Center Central Classroom

Session 1: June 26-28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 2: July 9-11, 1-5 p.m.

Session 3: July 15-17, 1-5 p.m.

Session 4: July 29-31, 1-5 p.m.

Class fee is $50.

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date.

Call 361-572-5064 to request a registration packet. Visit citizensmedicalcenter.org for more information.



Driver Education

TeenAge Driver's Education classes

June 3-27 and July 8-Aug. 1.

$199 per person

For students ages 14-17.

It is a highly interactive, 32-hour course taught by a TEA certified driver education teacher. Upon successful completion of the course, students can obtain the learner's license at the area DPS office. It consists of 16 classes, each two hours in length. Class days are Monday-Thursday of each week for four weeks.

For more information, call Victoria Educational Associates at 361-573-2317 or visit victoriaea.com.



Victoria Public Library

Summer Reading Program Events

All events are free

Reading Hours

Baby Time - Mondays 2-2:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 10-10:30 a.m.

For babies up to the age of 2. Lots of lap play, songs, flannel boards and interactive reading are used to engage babies and guardians and aid in development.

Toddler Time - Wednesdays 9:30-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-11 .a.m and Thursdays 9:30-10 a.m.

For walkers to age 3 with a parent or caregiver. Stories, repetitive songs, finger plays and activities to encourage early language development and social skills.

Story Time - Wednesdays 2-2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m.

For 4- to 5-year-olds. Children participate in stories, music and games that encourage language and social development. Story Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of free play.

Special Events

Read-a-Palooza Blast

June 4

9-11 a.m.

Summer reading begins with a kickoff party. The balloon lady, llamas, Texas Zoo animals, snow cones, games and face painters are all invited.

Discovery Zone | Abracadabra

June 5

3-4 p.m.

Magic science. Get some hands-on magical fun.

Bach Fest | New Young Artist

June 6

10:30-11 a.m.

Celebrate emerging talents and their potential for creative work.

John O'Bryant Magic Show

June 7

2-3 p.m.

John O'Bryant and the Reading Magic Show will perform a magic show.

Family Craft | Jungle Animals

June 10

4-5 p.m.

Make your own sock puppet animal. Craft is free, and all supplies will be provided.

Discovery Zone | Zoo knows about animals

June 12

3-4 p.m.

Learn about animals from the Texas Zoo.

Teen Crafty Program

June 13

2-4 p.m.

Make glowing firefly jars also sometimes called fairies in a jar.

Summer Movie | 'Monsters, Inc.'

June 15

10 a.m.-noon

Family Craft | Groovy Tie-Dye

June 17

4-5 p.m.

Tie-dye workshop - bring your own T-shirt to this program. The library overflow parking lot across the street will be where all the tie-dye fun is happening. We will provide the spray tie-dye, so please wear something you don't mind getting paint on.

Family Gaming

June 17

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of gaming playing video games on the big screen or classic board games.

Discovery Zone | Be a Rockin' Explorer

June 19

3-4 p.m.

Science Rocks - exploring all the wonders and mysteries of how science works.

Teen Movie & Snack

June 20

2-4:30 p.m.

"Red Dawn" is about a group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Animals Rock! With Lucas Miller

June 21

2-3 p.m.

Lucas Miller will entertain the crowd with his science based songs and stories. Listen, learn and have fun.

Family Craft | Yum Fun Food

June 24

4-5 p.m.

Edible play dough - Who said you can't play with your food? We will make play dough then eat it. The craft is free, and all materials will be provided. *Peanut butter will be at event

Lego Play

June 25

4-5:30 p.m.

Bring your imagination, build with Legos, meet other Lego enthusiast and win a prize for fabulous Lego designs.

Discovery Zone | Circus Circus

June 26

3-4 p.m.

Carnival games, popcorn and music for all ages.

Family Craft | Ooey Gooey Slime

July 1

4-5 p.m.

It's time to make slime. Stop by the library for some neon green fun. The craft is free, and all materials will be provided.

Discovery Zone | Zoo knows?

July 3

3-4 p.m.

Learn about animals from the Texas Zoo. Some of our furry friends will be here.

Family Gaming

July 6

1-3 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of gaming playing video games on the big screen or classic board games.

Family Craft | The Clue is the Key

July 8

4-5 p.m.

Join us as we look through binoculars to try and find the hidden clues. All ages are welcome.

Lego Play

July 9

4-5:30 p.m.

Build with Legos, meet other Lego enthusiast and win a prize for fabulous Lego designs.

Discovery Zone | Shape Color Fun

July 10

3-4 p.m.

A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument in which bits of shiny objects make up cool, colorful shapes, and you get to make your very own. This craft is free, and all supplies will be provided.

Teen Crafty Program

July 11

2-4:30 p.m.

Duct tape craft - Come in and use your imagination to create whatever you can imagine.

Summer Movie | 'Despicable Me'

July 13

10-noon

Family Craft | Finger Paint

July 15

4-5 p.m.

Hang out under the big tent and make finger paint art. Program will be held outside on the Main Street side of the library. All materials will be provided.

Family Gaming

July 15

4:30-6:30 p.m.

An afternoon of gaming playing video games on the big screen or classic board games.

Discovery Zone | Bird Feeder Fun

July 17

3-4 p.m.

Feed nature - create a bird feeder out of everyday materials. Crafts are free, and all materials will be provided. *Peanut butter is used in this event*

Mr. Kippy

July 18

2-3 p.m.

Mr. Kippy will wow you with his zany costumes and engaging stories. Be prepared for lots of laughs.

Family Craft | Under the Sea

July 22

4-5 p.m.

Make your very own sea creature. Bring your imagination and we provide the rest. Craft is free, and all supplies will be provided.

Lego Play

July 23

4-5 p.m.

Bring your imagination, build with Legos, meet other Lego enthusiast and win a prize for fabulous Lego designs.

Discovery Zone | Ian Varella and Friends

July 24

3-4 p.m.

Ian Varella, the comedian/ventriloquist, is back.

Book Bash with Julian Franklin Magic

July 26,

2-3 p.m.

An interactive educational reading assembly program that is part story time, part puppet show and part magic show.

Summer Movie | 'Space Jam'

July 27

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Family Gaming

July 27

1-3 p.m.

An afternoon of gaming playing video games on the big screen or classic board games.

Family Craft | Sweet Idea

July 29

4-5 p.m.

Decorate your very own cupcake. Craft is free, and all supplies will be provided.

Read-a-Palooza End of Summer Party

July 30

2:30-4 p.m.

An afternoon of storybook theater, prizes, raffle and more. This event will be held at the Victoria Community Center



Riding/Cowboy Camp

Rafter D. Ranch

858 Paco Road

Three camps: June 3-7; June 10-14; June 24-28

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

$350 per person includes meals, snacks, crafts, T-shirt, swimming, games souvenirs and more.

Your child will be given their own horse for the entire week. They will feed, groom, clean hooves and ride. We will also take a swim to cool off. A $150 deposit is required plus a sign-up sheet to hold your spot. Balance is due on first day of camp.

For more information, email rafterd@suddenlink.net or call Donna Odem at 361-573-1551.

Cowboy Camp

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

302 N. Esplanade St., Cuero

Registration deadline: June 5

Camp: Aug. 12-16

9 a.m.-noon

Free camp where children 8-12 years old experience life in Texas during the days of the cattle drives. Learn to rope hay bales, tie knots, tool leather, bake biscuits in a Dutch oven over a campfire, sing cowboy songs and ride a (tame) Longhorn steer. Learn campfire etiquette, trail safety, appreciation for the work of past generations and respect for others, young and old. Download an application at chisholmtrailmuseum.org or call 361-277-2866 to request one. Email to trailboss@chisholmtrailmuseum.org or mail to Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 866, Cuero, TX 77954 by June 5. Chosen campers will be notified by June 15. For more information, call 361-277-2866.



Basketball

Lady Titan Basketball Camp

Victoria East High School front gym

June 25-27

9 a.m.-noon

$40 per person, make checks payable to VEHS Girls Basketball

For grades fourth-ninth, (2013-14)

Camp registration form must be received by June 11 in order to receive a Lady Titan Camp Shirt.

Mail application with payment to: Yulonda Wimbish-North, 116 Brookwood, Victoria, TX 77901. For more information, call 361-652-5244 or email yulonda.wimbish-north@visd.net.

JOHN GRAMMER BASKETBALL CAMP

East High School gyms

July 8-11

Session 1: 8-10 a.m., Session 2: 10 a.m.-noon.

$50 for one session and $90 for both sessions if paid by July 2. $60 or $100 afterward.

For boys and girls ages 7-15.

Financial aid available. Registration forms are available at East High School's athletic office, by email and at 219 Canyon Creek.

For more information, call John Grammer at 361-574-9169 or 550-7882 or email john.grammer@visd.net.

RED & WHITE BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

DEC gyms (old Memorial High School)

Cost is $70 if registered before Friday, $80 afterward.

For boys only. Four divisions (use next school year's grade) - sixth and seventh, eighth and ninth, 10th and 11th and varsity and college.

Schedule/jersey pickup is June 3 from 7-8 p.m. at the DEC Gyms VISD Athletic Office, 3001 Miori Lane.

Games start June 6 and end July 2, including the end-of-season tournament. Games will be Mondays and Thursdays and one Tuesday night.

Registration forms are available at West High School, East High School, athletic office, by email, and at 219 Canyon Creek. For more information, call Lana Grammer at 361-574-9169 or 361-550-8006 or email lana.grammer@visd.net.

Victoria College

Basketball Skills Camp

VC Sports Center

July 16-18

8-10 a.m.

$65 per person

For grades fifth through eighth.

This camp will be led by Abraham Garcia, St. Joseph High School basketball coach. Participants will be introduced to basketball skills, basic mechanics, fundamentals and teamwork.St. Joseph Flyer Youth Basketball Camp

St. Joseph Gymnasium

June 17-19

8 a.m.-noon

$65 per person; after June 10, $75 per person.

Kindergarten through fifth-grade (boys and girls)

Registration deadline is June 10.

Contact coach Carrie Myers at myersc@suddenlinkmail.com or call 361-648-4208. Make checks payable to Carrie Myers.

Lady Flyer Basketball Camp with Special Guest Coach Jan Lahodny

St. Joseph Gymnasium

June 17-19

2-5 p.m.

$60 per person; after June 10, $70.

For sixth- through 12th-grade girls.

Registration deadline is June 10.

Contact coach Carrie Myers at

myersc@suddenlinkmail.com or call 361-648-4208. Makes checks payable to Jan Lahodny Sport Services.

Flyer High School Basketball Camp

St. Joseph Gymnasium

June 24-26

1-3:30 p.m.

$65 per person

For incoming ninth- though 12th-grade boys.

Registration deadline is June 20.

Contact coach Abraham Garcia at agarcia@STJvictoria.com or call 361-573-2446, ext.220. Make checks payable to Abraham Garcia.

Flyer Junior High Basketball Camp

St. Joseph Gymnasium

July 15-17

1-3:30 p.m.

$65 per person

For incoming fifth- through eighth-grade boys.

Registration deadline: July 9

Contact coach Abraham Garcia at agarcia@STJvictoria.com or call 361-573-2446, ext. 220. Make checks payable to Abraham Garcia.



Baseball

SKILLS AND DRILLS CAMP

West High School Baseball Practice Field

June 4-5

9 a.m.-noon

$60 per person

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS Camp

West High School Baseball Practice Field

June 6

9 a.m.-noon

$25 per person

For 7 year olds to incoming freshmen.

All players welcome to attend regardless of attendance zone.

Fundamentals of fielding, hitting and base running will be covered during the first two days of camp. Fundamentals of pitching and catching will be covered during the last day of camp.

To register, go by athletic office and pick up a registration form. May also register day of camp starting at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, call Manuel Alvarado at 361-550-9704 or Gabe Rojas at 361-550-0469.

Titan baseball SUMMER CAMPS:

SKILLS AND DRILLS CAMP

East Titan Practice Field

June 11-13

9 a.m.-noon

$60 per person

For 7 year olds to incoming freshmen.

All players welcome to attend regardless of attendance zone.

Fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting and base running will be covered during the first two days of camp. Fundamentals of pitching and catching will be covered during the last day of camp as well as sliding techniques.

To register, go by the VISD athletic office and pick up a registration form. Campers may also register the day of camp at the East Practice Field.

Visit vehstitansbaseball.com for more information or call Wes Kolle at 361-655-9214 or Mike Yates at 361-649-7274.

Skills and Drills Camp

East Titan Practice Field

June 11-13

9 a.m.-noon

$60 per person

For 7 year olds to incoming freshmen.

All players welcome to attend regardless of attendance zone.

Fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting and base running will be covered during the first two days of camp. Fundamentals of pitching and catching will be covered during the last day of camp as well as sliding techniques.

To register, please go by the VISD Athletic Office and pick up a registration form. Campers may also register the day of camp at the East Practice Field. Visit vehstitansbaseball.com for more information or call Wes Kolle at 361-655-9214 or Mike Yates at 361-649-7274.



Softball

Girls Softball Skills Camp

St. Joseph Field of Dreams

June 10-12

4-7 p.m.

$65 per person

Ages 6-11

Registration deadline: June 5.

Contact coach Rudy Diaz at leftydiaz@hotmail.com or call

830-299-2018. Make checks payable to Rudy Diaz.

Girls Softball Skills Camp

St. Joseph Field of Dreams

June 17-19

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$85 per person

Ages 12-18

Registration deadline: June 5 Contact coach Rudy Diaz at leftydiaz@hotmail.com or call 830-299-2018. Make checks payable to Rudy Diaz.



Soccer

UHV Summer Soccer Camp

UVH Soccer Field

June 24-28

9 a.m.-noon, 5:30-8:30 p.m. or both sessions

For boys and girls ages 4-17

The camp is designed to develop players in a positive, creative and fun learning environment. Campers will learn and further develop the proper technique for technical skills and gain age-appropriate tactical knowledge. The camp is directed by UHV soccer men's and women's head coach Adrian Rigby, with a camp staff comprised of experienced and licensed college and club coaches from elite programs around the nation. Campers are grouped based on age, playing ability and experience. Each camper receives a free camp T-shirt and soccer ball. Early registration discounts are available.

For more information, call 361-485-4418 or email soccercamps@uhv.edu or visit uhv.edu/soccercamps.

Titan and Lady Titan Soccer Camp

East High School practice fields

June 10-13

5:30-7:30 p.m.

$40 per person (includes T-shirt and soccer ball)

For girls and boys who are incoming third- through ninth-graders.

Registration forms may be picked up at Victoria East High School or on the Titan Soccer website at leaguelineup.com/titansoccer. For more information, contact Misty Boenig at 361-648-8485 or misty.boenig@visd.net



football

St. Joseph Flyer Youth Football Camp

St. Joseph Practice Fields

July 22-23

8:30-11 a.m.

$40 per person

For kindergarten-sixth grade boys.

Registration deadline: July 16

Contact coach Kevin Auten at kauten@STJvictoria.com or call 361-573-2446, ext. 227. Make checks payable to Kevin Auten.

Flyer Football Camp

St. Joseph Practice Fields

July 24-26

8:30 a.m.-noon

$75 per person

For incoming ninth- through 12th-graders.

Registration deadline: July 16

Contact coach Kevin Auten kauten@STJvictoria.com or call 361-573-2446, ext. 227. Make checks payable to Kevin Auten.



Volleyball

Victoria College

Volleyball Skills Camp

VC Sports Center

July 16-18

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

$65 per person

For grades fifth through eighth.

This camp will be led by Allyson Griffin, St. Joseph High School co-head volleyball coach. Participants will be introduced to fundamental skills, positions and team play.

St. Joseph Lady Flyer Junior High Volleyball Camp

St. Joseph Gymnasium

July 22-23

9 a.m.-noon

$70 per person

For incoming sixth- through eighth-grade girls.

Registration deadline: July 12

Contacts: Coach Allyson Pall-Griffin at allysonpall@yahoo.com or 361-676-6948 or coach Alvin Mumphord at

coachmumphord@yahoo.com or 361-655-3782. Make checks payable to Alvin Mumphord III.

Lady Flyer High School Volleyball Camp Conducted by Chris Seilkop

St. Joseph Gymnasium

July 22-24

1-4 p.m.

$85 per person

For incoming ninth- through 12th-grade girls.

Registration deadline: July 12

Contacts: Coach Allyson Pall-Griffin at allysonpall@yahoo.com or 361-676-6948 or coach Alvin Mumphord at

coachmumphord@yahoo.com or 361-655-3782. Make checks payable to Alvin Mumphord III.

East High School

VOLLEYBALL CAMP

East High School front gym

June 4-6

$40 per person. Make checks payable to VEHS Volleyball.

Grades fourth-sixth (2013-14)

8-10 a.m.; seventh-eighth, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Individual and team fundamentals. Staff will consist of East High School volleyball staff and former players. All players are welcome to attend, even if you will not be going to the East High School.

For more information, call 655-0446 or 788-2820.



Strength/Conditioning/Fitness Camp

VEHS Girls Strength and Conditioning Camp

VEHS Track and Weight Room

June 10-July 25 (except week of July 1-4, Monday-Thursday only)

7:30-9:30 a.m.

For all incoming seventh- through 12th-grade girls.

Camp is free, but registration is required.

Registration forms can be picked up at East High School or found on the VISD website at visd.com.

For more information, contact Misty Boenig at 361-648-8485 or misty.boenig@visd.net.

St. Joseph Flyer Strength and Conditioning Camp

St. Joseph Gymnasium

June 3-July 18

8-10 a.m.

$135 per person; second child in the same family is $65

For all Flyer athletes, boys and girls incoming to seventh-12th grade Registration deadline: May 30

Contact coach Abraham Garcia at agarcia@STJvictoria.com or call 361-573-2446, ext. 220. Make checks payable to Abraham Garcia.

Heat Fitness:

4002 N. Main St.

Youth Sport Summer Camp

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Ages 5-12

Week rates: Full time $100, part time $70

Drop-ins are accepted for $30 a day.

Junior and High School Fundamental Camp

Three days a week

Heat Fitness Club Nitro Softball

Tryouts

Girls 12U, 14U and 16U

Call 361-570-1300 for more information.



Pools

The Oak Hill Pool

1010 Plantation

Open Memorial Day weekend:

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday

1-9 p.m. Sunday

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday

The pool will be open for regular summer hours from June 1-Aug. 25. The summer hours are:

1-7 p.m. Sundays

4-9 p.m. Mondays

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays

Noon- 9 p.m. Saturdays

For membership questions, contact Kim King at 361-433-5462.

Tanglewood Pool

Open Friday

Certified lifeguards on duty

Covered picnic tables, concession stand, barbecue pits, kiddie pool. Private swim parties available.

For more information, call Carolyn Houseton at 361-572-9345 or 361-575-9229.



Sewing

B&B Sewing Machines

1905 N. Depot St.

All sessions $50 each

Sewing Machine Fun I

Level 1

$50 per person

June 3-6, 9:30 a.m.-noon; June 17-21, 9:30 a.m.-noon; July 22-25, 1:30-4 p.m.; July 29-Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Supplies included.

Bobbin Winders

Level 1

June 10-13, 9:30 a.m.-noon; June 24-27, 1:30-4 p.m.; July 15-19, 9:30 a.m.-noon; July 29-Aug. 1, 1:30-4 p.m.

Supplies included.

Sewing Machine Fun II

Level 2

June 10-13, 1:30-4 p.m.; Aug. 5-8, 9:30-noon.

Supplies included.

ZigZaggers

Level 2

June 17-21, 1:30-4 p.m.; July 8-11.

Added charge for supplies.

Advancing on - Rag Quilt

Level 3

June 24-27, 9:30 a.m. - noon; July 22-25, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Added charge for supplies.

Something New - Tiered Skirt

Level 3

July 15-19, 1:30-4 p.m.

Added charge for supplies.

For more information, call 361-573-4668.



Vacation Bible School

HayDay Vacation Bible School

St. Peter's Lutheran Church of

1545 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1961, Ander

June 7-9

A Little Peep's Preschool class is available for ages 3 and 5. Two-year-olds will be allowed to participate but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The elementary/middle school class will be divided into groups that will rotate stations. The barn doors open at 9 a.m., with participants gathering for Moo-sic and More. The kids will travel the stations of Bible adventures, projects with a purpose, hog wild games and friendship finale and end with a picnic lunch at 11:45 a.m. A children's offering received each day will go toward a special project that the kids will help select.

The closing will be at 9 a.m. June 9 as part of St. Peter's worship service, and all are invited to attend and see what the kids have learned and created.

A registration form is available at stpetersander.org or by calling the church office at 361-645-2922.

KINGDOM CHRONICLES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Victoria First Church of the Nazarene

1105 Edinburgh St.

July 8-12

6-8:45 p.m.

Free

For ages 3 years old to sixth grade.

Bible stories, music, games, drama, crafts and a light meal provided each evening.

To preregister, call Janie Thompson at 361-935-2378 or email jtom56@sbcglobal.net

The Episcopal churches of Victoria Bible School

Trinity Episcopal Church

1501 N. Glass St.

July 22-26

9 a.m.-noon for children ages 3-fifth grade; 5-7 p.m. for children with special needs

This year's VBS will visit Athens with the apostle Paul as he shares the lifechanging truth of God's love.

This event is free, but preregistration is required.

Register online at

trinitywelcomesyou.org or stfrancisvictoria.org or call 361-573-3228.

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

4102 N. Ben Jordan St.

July 21-25

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Kingdom Rock is filled with Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, feel, touch and even taste. Activities also include sciencey-fun gizmos, team-building activities, Bible songs and treats.

Print out registration form at oursaviourslutheran.com and fax to 361-575-8679 or email akalmus@oslcvictoria.com

For more information, call OSLC Office at 575-4305

or Amy Kalmus at 361-648-8556.

High Seas Adventure Vacation Bible School

Western Hills Bible Church

1076 Raab Road

June 3-7

6-8:30 p.m.

Free

Ages 4-13

Activities include singing, Bible stories, crafts, skits, games, snacks and more.

For more information, visit whbcvictoria.org

Colossal Coaster World Vacation Bible School

Northside Baptist Church

4100 N. Laurent St.

June 10-13

5:30-8:30 p.m.

For ages kindergarten through exiting fifth grade.

Free but registration is required.

Register online at nbcvictoria.org/vbs to receive a free T-shirt. A celebration program and dinner will be June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Special needs class available. Call Cathy Smith at 361-578-1568 or email cathysmith@nbcvictoria.org to register.

Hip Hop Hope Vacation Bible School

Webster Chapel United Methodist Church

405 S. Sheeler St.

June 3-5

5:30-8 p.m.

Free

Ages preschool-adult

Activities include Bible stories, songs, games and snacks.

For more information, call 361-575-3774.

Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God

First Baptist Church

301 N. Glass St.

July 29-Aug. 2

9 a.m.-noon

For ages 4 years through fifth grade.

Call the church office for enrollment information at 361-573-4373.

Western Hills Baptist Church, 1076 Raab Road, will have Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. June 3-7. For more information, visit whbcvictoria.org or call 361-645-5797.

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