Summer camps, classes, fun events galore

May 4, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.

Dance

Busby Dancenter

2508 E. Mockingbird Lane

361-576-3971

info@busbydancenter.com

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Summer Classes - Ages 8 and up

Class punch cards of varying amounts are available to use during the summer classes.

June 25-29 - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Classes offered: Ballet levels 1 - 7, pointe, modern, tap, progressing ballet technique (conditioning with exercise balls)

July 18-27 - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Classes offered: Ballet 3-7, pointe

Summer Dance Camp - Ages 3-8

Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon includes dance classes, music, creative expression, mime, nutrition, anatomy and dance videos. This year's theme is the ballet "Coppelia."

Cost: $100, 10 percent discount if paid by June 30.

July 10-13 - Session 1

July 24-27 - Session 2

Summer Dance Intensive - Ages 10 and up

Guest faculty to include Susan Trevino, Ilya Kozadayev, Josh Peugh and more.

Monday - Friday classes from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Cost: $200 for one week, or $350 for two weeks.

July 31-Aug. 4 - Week 1

Classes offered: Ballet, pointe, variations, character, and conditioning for ballet

Aug. 7-11, - Week 2

Class offered: Ballet, modern, tap

DanceWorks Unlimited

8607 N. Navarro St., Ste. A

361-485-9740

DanceWorksUnlimitedTX.com

Hawaiian Hullabaloo Summer Camp

June 12-16, Tiny Tots (3-5 years) June 19-23 - Mighty Mites (6-7 years)

Join us for our Hawaiian Hullabaloo Summer Camp. Kids will dance to the drum beats of the Pacific, learn to do the hula, have limbo contest, arts and crafts and so much more. There will be a luau on the last day of camp at the pool with Hawaiian pizza as we show off our Hawaiian dances. For more details or to register, visit DanceWorksUnlimitedTX.com.

Frozen Wonderland Camp

July 10-14 - Tiny Tots (3-5 years) July 17-23 - Mighty Mites (6-7 years)

Join us for a snowy adventure....Frozen Wonderland. We'll sing and dance to our favorite songs from "Frozen" and having Freeze Dance contests. Kids will make their very own sock snowmen, snow globes and magical frozen wands, have a snowball toss contest or snowflake scavenger hunt. For more details or to register, visit DanceWorksUnlimitedTX.com.

Fairy Princess-Superhero Training Camp Unlimited

July 31-Aug. 4 - Tiny Tots (3-5 years) Aug. 7-11 - Mighty Mites (6-7 years)

Calling all 3 to 5-year-olds. Explore dance and creative movement with our favorite princesses and superheroes. In this camp through dance, arts and crafts, games and movies kids will learn about famous princesses and superheroes and what it takes to become one. For more details or to register, visit DanceWorksUnlimitedTX.com.

Ledwig Dance Academy

Creative Movement Ballet/Tap

$50

June 12-23 - Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m., ages 2-3; 5:15-6:15 p.m. ages 3-4

July 10-21, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., ages 3-4

July 10-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., ages 2-3.

Class includes 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of tap. Creative movement is dedicated to developing the dancers' motor skills. Dancers are introduced to basic ballet steps like plie, tendu, passe, and arabesque. In tap, they are introduced to toe tap, heel, toe back, and shuffle. Includes dances and props.

Kindergarten-1st Grade Ballet/Tap

$50

June 12-23, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Class includes 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of tap. This class is perfect for the beginner dancer wanting to jump right into the basics or for the experienced dancer looking to brush up on their skills. The class introduces basic ballet and tap steps as well as new terms.

2nd-3rd Grade Ballet/Jazz $50

June 12-23, Tuesday/Thursday, 4-5 p.m.

This class includes 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of jazz - perfect for a beginner dancer wanting to try out dance, or for the more experienced dancer wanting to stay on top of the fundamentals. This class focuses on the basics and fundamentals of both ballet and jazz.

Kindergarten-Second Grade Hip Hop

$45

July 10-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m.

Third-Fifth Grade Hip Hop

$45

June 12-23, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-5:45 p.m.

Hip Hop class includes many different styles of hip hop including popping, locking, tutting, and much more. This is a great class for new or experienced dancers to learn in a fun and exciting environment.

Kindergarten-Third Grade Acro

$50

July 10-21, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

For dancers who are trying to improve their acrobatic skills.

Company Classes

Tot Company Technique (required for new tots)

July 10-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

$55

Tot Company, Aug. 7-18, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.

Intermediate Company, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.

Junior Company, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m.

Senior Company, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m.

$75 for Tot-Junior Company; $100 for seniors.

Fun Summer Camps

Ages 4-10

Camps are $70/camper. Each additional sibling is $50.

Camps include crafts, games, movies, dancing, pool time, and much more.

Princess Camp

June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Activity and Games Camp

July 17-21, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Fourth Grade and up Options

Beginner/Intermediate Ballet

July 10-21, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

$60

Advanced Ballet

July 10-21, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45-7 p.m.

Ballet is the foundation of dance and getting summer classes in is the perfect way to stay up on the dancer's technique. Any dancer wanting to join ballet in the fall is encouraged to take this class. Class will include barre work, center work, and across the floor combinations.

Pointe Work

$45 - Discount of $15 if taken with ballet

July 10-21, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-7:45 p.m.

Class for intermediate/advanced pointe dancers wanting to focus solely on pointe.

Improv

Fifth grade and up

July 10-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Being able to improv is an important part of being a dancer. This is where dancers learn to move their bodies freely and learn that there are ways to move that aren't just basics. We will teach dancers how to improv as well as give several opportunities to actually improv, with props and without.

$50

Beginner/Intermediate Leaps/Turns

June 12-23, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

$50

Advanced Leaps/Turns

June 12-23, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

Dancers will work on perfecting their leaps/turns as well as learning new ones. We recommend having at least one year of previous dance experience in a jazz and ballet class before registering for this class.

Second Grade and Up Strength

July 10-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

This class will focus on strengthening the dancer's body and building muscle needed for dance and acro. Class is highly recommended for any students participating in acro or ballet classes in the fall.

$50

Fifth Grade and Up Modern

July 10-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Dancers will work on feeling movements and exploring space and their surroundings. This class is perfect for any lyrical or contemporary dancer to learn more about body awareness.

$50

Mrs. Aubrie's Summer Camp

Aubrie Shugart School of Dancing

408 W. Stayton St.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Session I: June 12-16, (4-8 years old)

Session II: July 10-14, (9-13 years old)

Session III: July 24-28, (4-8 years old)

Activities include: Morning arts and crafts, dance, swimming, scavenger hunt, games, activities. Camp T-shirt included. Pizza and sundaes on last day. Bring a sack lunch. Drinks, morning snacks and dessert after lunch will be provided. Registration online at aubrieshugartdance.com. Mail form to 408 W. Stayton St., Victoria, TX 77901. For more information, call 361-575-1672.

Victoria Strutters

Debbie Bennett Green School of Dancing

Non-Competitive Summer Schedule

Summer Session I: June 21-July 5

Summer Session II: July 12-26

For ages: Tots, 2-4 years; Tiny-Mini, 5-9 years and Youth-Senior, 10-18 years.

No registration fee. Summer pricing per session, one class, $30; two classes, $45; three classes, $60; pageant class, $40.

The sessions include: Jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, pageant class, and arco. Register at wheredancingisfun.com. For more information, call 361-576-4425 or emailinfo@southtexasstrutters.com

Competitive Sessions

June 20-July 25

Tots Team: Pre-K

Tuesdays, 9 am.-noon

Mascot Team: 6 years and under

Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p..

Lower Team: 7-9 years

Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Upper Team: 10-12 years

Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Junior Team: 13-15 years

Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Senior Team: 16-18 years

Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Competitive students may take all summer non-competitive classes at no additional cost.

Starlighters Dance Workshop

St. Joseph High School Flyers Dome

July 17-19, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

For incoming pre-kindergarten 3-eighth grade.

$75

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

All-Star Dance Academy

125 North Star Drive

Summer Dance Sessions

Session 1: June 13-21, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Session 2: July 18-26, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

For ages 2 years and older

$10, registration fee: $40-$60, tuition

To register, call 361-578-7827.

Summer Dance Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon

Session 2: July 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon

Form ages 3 and older

$85 per dancer

Parent Show Off Friday at 11:30 a.m. To register, call 361-578-7827.

Summer Cheer Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 5-9

Session June 19-23

Session 3: July 31-Aug. 4

Weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon

$100 per dancer.

Parent Show Off Friday at 11:30 a.m. To register, call 361-578-7827.

Gymnastics

Camp Manning

5004 John Stockbauer Drive

Begins June 5

$30 registration per child (not to exceed $90 per family).

Weekly tuition is $140 per week/per child. Siblings will receive a $10 discount if attending in the same week.

Camp is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Early bird drop off is between 7:30-8 a.m. and is $6 per week or $3 per day. Late pick-up is until 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:15 p.m. Fridays. Drop-ins are $40 per day or $30 for half a day. Drop-ins must pay a registration fee.

We will go to Cinemark Theaters every Wednesday. Every Thursday we will go swimming at Colony Creek Pool. Field trips to be scheduled for this summer: Splashway, ice skating, Skate World, Laser Tag, splash pad, Outlaw Pass and more. These dates are pending and will be at an additional charge. Campers are not required to attend these trips. Sign up for these offsite activities are first come first serve.

Contact Manning Gymnastics Centerplex at: 361-578-2387 or 361-573-4961 or email info@manningsgym.com

Victoria Gymagic

4002 N. Main St. Ste 300

Operating daily from June 5-Aug. 18, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Ages 4-14

$30 registration fee, which includes a T-shirt for the first 50 campers

Tuition fee: $159. per one week session; $49 per day or $33 per half day

Activities include arts and crafts, games, swimming, gymnastics mini lessons and more.

We will have a Hangtime Trampoline Park field trip every other week for $8 extra per child. The end of summer Splashway field trip will be $20 per child.

For more information or schedule visit victoriagymagic.com or call 361-578-4272.

Cheerleading

Little Cheer Workshop

VISD Field House

July 31-Aug 2, 9 a.m.-noon $50, includes T-shirt

Campers will learn cheers, motions, jumps, dance and have arts and crafts daily. Daily awards, spirit sticks, free T-shirt. Parent showcase: 11:30 a.m. final day of camp. Hosted by Victoria East High School Cheerleaders. For more information, please contact Kristie Dicken 361-578-2711.

Flyer Cheer Camp

St. Joseph High School Flyer Dome

June 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon

for incoming pre-kindergarten 4- eighth grade.

$75

Visit stjvictoria.com for registration form. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

YMCA

YMCA DAY CAMP

YMCA Day camp provides youth with safe and supervised activities that teach them the core values of the YMCA. Day camp activities allow children to create arts and crafts, explore the great outdoors, learn different sports, swim and participate in field trips. Camp counselors encourage children to play games, create crafts, compete in sports and swim during their stay. Children will be able to participate in the field trips throughout the summer. Field trip fee is included in weekly fee. More information on the field trips will be given once signed up for camp.

Kinder Camp at Pinnacle Pointe

June 5-Aug. 18, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

For grades pre-kindergarten 3-kindergarten

Registration fee: $45 (one time, nonrefundable); members, $93 per week; community participants, $113 per week

Y Camp at the Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA

June 5-Aug. 18, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday

For grades 1-6

Registration fee: $45 (one time, nonrefundable); members, $93 per week; community participants, $113 per week

Kid's Night Out

July 15

Members, $15; community participants: $20

Theme: Summer Time Fun.

Cheer Camp

June 26-30, 2-4 p.m.

Members, $50; community participants, $65

Learn cheers, chants, jumps and more.

Drama Camp

July 19-July 28, 9-11 a.m.

Members, $65, community participants, $80

Participants will explore acting, dancing and experience working with groups.

Summer Basketball

Register through June 3

For ages: 4-14

$25

Fall Soccer

Register July 1-Sept. 16

For ages 3-14

Members, $40; community participants, $80

Tball/Rag ball

For ages 3-10

Late registration open through May 27.

Fall Co-Ed Volleyball

For ages 8-14

Register July 1-Sept. 16

Aquatics

Children who do not swim year round tend to forget the basics. Help your child develop confidence in and out of the water. Swim lessons are 30 minutes each.

Members, $40; community participants, $80

Two-week morning sessions, Monday-Thursday

June 12-22, July 10-20, July 24-Aug. 3, Aug. 7-17

Skill level/classes times

Ray and Starfish (3-5 years) 11-11:30 a.m.

Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow and Fish

11:30 a.m.-noon

Four-week evening sessions

Monday and Wednesday Sessions, June 5-28, July 10-Aug. 2

Parent/Child (6 months to 3 years), 5:30-6 p.m.

Ray and Starfish (3-5 years), 5:30-6 p.m.

Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow and Fish (6 years and older) 6-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday Sessions, June 6-June 2, July 11-Aug. 3, Aug. 7-Aug. 31

Parent/Child (6 months-3 years) 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Ray and Starfish (3-5 years) 6:15-6:45 p.m.

Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow

and Fish (6 years and older) 6:45-7:15 p.m.

Boys and Girls Club

Summer Camp

Boys and Girls Club

202 Hopkins Drive

First session, June 6-29; second session, July 11-Aug. 4

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-15

$75 a week

Swimming, field trips, Astros game, dance camp, basketball, summer brain gain. For more information. call 361-573-4411.

Master Gardeners

Growing Healthy Kids Day Camp

Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion

333 Bachelor Drive

For ages 6-12

June 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Registration is $25 per child. Registration deadline is June 5.

Activities include art classes related to gardening, crafts, presentation of a play, scavenger hunts and entertaining guest speakers. Snacks will be provided. For more information call Linda Lees, 361-576-9870. Registration forms are available atvcmga.org., and the Victoria County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Museums

Children's Discovery University Summer Camps

Children's Discovery Museum

1205 Sam Houston Drive

Cost: $150 per student, per week (preschool-fifth grade); $75 per student, per week (sixth-eighth grade)

Ages: 101 - Entering preschool-kindergarten. (must be 3 years old and toilet trained)

201 - Entering first-fifth grade

301 - Counselor-in-Training program (entering sixth grade-eighth grade)

Astronomy 101, 201, 301

June 12-16

Campers will reach for the stars as they explore age-appropriate activities exploring stars, planets and the entire solar system, while enjoying a full morning of fun in the museum. You'll also discover the stories in our stars as you act out Greek and Native American mythology tales, matching the colorful characters to their constellations.

Hospitality and Tourism 101, 201, 301

June 19-23

Ever wonder what it takes to run a restaurant, manage a hotel, or design an amusement park for families? This camp offers an inside peek into the world of hospitality and tourism. Learn about customs around the world and flex your muscles as the world's newest entrepreneur while you and your camp colleagues design and develop your own business.

Visual Art 101, 201, 301

June 26-30

The "Earth" without "art" is just "eh." Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, design, filmmaking and more at the Children's Discovery Museum this summer and help make the world a better place. Did you know food can be expressive too? Campers will have the chance to visit the H-E-B demonstration kitchen to design works of art that are visually exciting and delicious too

Sound Exploration 101, 201, 301

July 10-14

The museum is offering a camp that looks inside, underneath, and all around the world of sound. Form a band by creating your own instruments out of recycled materials; learn what it takes to be an acoustical engineer; and spread your wings as you explore the basics of songwriting.

Robotics 101, 201, 301

July 17-21

Robots, robots, everywhere, plenty of 'bots to spare. Campers will have the chance to explore Lego WeDo robotics, Cubelet robotics, and even create their own wigglebots as part of this stimulating camp. Learn how to program and code your personal piece of cutting-edge technology to solve one of the world's problems. Experienced techies and those new to the world of robotics are welcome.

BioScience 101, 201, 301

July 24-28

BioScience campers will be able to explore all different forms of life around them through the glass of an aquarium, the lens of a video microscope, and the fresh perspective of an emerging scientist. Explore genetics and learn how you ended up with those big brown eyes while your sibling ended up with green. Camp will end with a visit from the Texas Zoo, and they will bring a few of their friends with them.

Register online at cdmgoldencrescent.com. For more information, call 361-485-9140.

Museum of the Coastal Bend

2200 E. Red River St.

Archaeology Explorers for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies

June 13-15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

$15 per registrant; registration deadline is May 30

Learn what archaeology is and how you can help protect the past, complete hands-on activities, and experience an active archaeology lab.

Junior Archaeologists for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadets

July 18-21, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

$25 per registrant; registration deadline is July 5

During camp, discover the wonders of archaeology and help preserve the past. Camper will help sort artifacts in the museum's working archaeology lab, design one of the museum's Early Peoples cases, and take a trip out to an active archaeological site (transportation will not be provided).

History Explorers

July 11-14, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

For ages 9-12

$65 per registrant; registration deadline is July 5

Campers will participate in several hands-on activities centered around a different theme each day. Activities include using a pump drill, painting a Texas landscape, create enrichment projects for the zoo, make some homemade slime, and meet some friends from the Texas Zoo.

Boy Scout Archaeology Workshops for Boy Scouts For ages 9 and older.

All workshops run from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

These archaeology workshops are designed to meet some of the requirements needed to receive an Archaeology Badge. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit an active archaeological site (transportation not provided), work in an archaeological lab, design an exhibit case and learn the basics of archaeology. Register for one or multiple workshops.

What is Archaeology?

June 7

$10, registration deadline, May 25

Field Day

June 9

$5, registration deadline, May 25

Lab Day

June 20

$5, registration deadline, June 6

Field Day

June 23

$5, registration deadline, June 6

Lab Day

June 27

$5, registration deadline, June 14

What is Archaeology?

June 30

$10, registration deadline, June 20

Lab Day

July 6

$5, registration deadline, June 27

Field Day

July 7

$5, registration deadline, June 27

Exhibit Design

July 26-27

$10, registration deadline, July 14

Registration forms can be picked up at the museum or downloaded from MuseumoftheCoastalBend.org.

For more information, contact Amanda Lanum, education coordinator of the Museum of the Coastal Bend, at 361-582-2559 or amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

302 N. Esplanade St., Cuero

Cowboy Camp

July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon

For ages 7-12.

Participate in hands-on activities and be treated to talks and demonstrations by guest speakers and storytellers from around South Central Texas. For more information call the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum at 361-277-2866.

Art

Children's Art Camp

Victoria Art League

905 S. Bridge St.

Watercolor Workshop

May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ages 8-16

$50 tuition, $25 supplies

Scratchboard Workshop

June 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ages 8-16

$50 tuition, $30 supplies

Arts and Crafts Camp

June 23-24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 6-13

$110 tuition and supplies

Art Exploration

June 24, 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Ages 2-4

$12 tuition and supplies

For more information on these programs, email victoriaartsforkids.weebly.com or call the Art League at 361-572-0825.

Summer Art Fun

Taught by Michele Evans, supervisor of Manhattan Art Program in Victoria

407 Monterrey Drive

$75 per four-day session, supplies included.

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

June 5-8, 10 a.m.-noon.

For grades first-third.

June 12-15, 10 am.-noon.

For grades fourth and up.

July 10-13, 10 a.m.-noon.

For grades first-third.

July 17-20, 10 a.m.-noon.

For grades fourth and up.

Classes limited to six children each. To reserve a space send a $20 deposit made payable to Michele Evans, 407 Monterrey Drive, Victoria, TX 77904. Include parents' names, student's name and grade, phone, email address and class date desired. For more information, call 361-649-8092 or email mpevans@suddenlink.net.

Music

Summer piano/keyboard lessons

Lessons begin on June 5.

Ages 4 years and older

$90 per month for weekly lessons

Basic piano skills and music theory will be taught. For more information and location, contact Sheri Wagner, instructor, at 361-676-5615.

Theater/Film

Theatre Victoria's Triple Threat Theatre Summer Camp

Leo J. Welder Center

214 N. Main St.

Triple Threat Theatre Summer Camp

For serious, aspiring performers, as well as for kids who just want a creative outlet - a place to discover and gain solid skills that will serve them on stage and throughout life.

Participants explore acting, singing and dancing, while they experience working within a group. Our newly discovered "stars" shine brightly as they bring camp to a close with "On the Boards," a short presentation designed to show the many skills and talents the week's activities have fostered. In addition to the week's activities, campers are provided with a camp T-shirt and snacks.

Headliners

June 12-25

Ages 9-18

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuition : $310 per session

T3 Olympics

June 17

T3 Showcase, Performance days, June 24-25, all performances at the Welder Center

The Headliners Camp is two weeks of intensive workshops designed to illustrate what it means to be a "Triple Threat," offering campers the ability to participate in one of three camp musicals. Campers get the opportunity to apply what they learn.

Campers are organized into three groups: Designers (ages 9-11); Directors (ages 12-14); Producers (ages 15-18). Breakout sessions focus on the three major performance disciplines - acting, singing and dancing.

Tech Day puts the spotlight on the other side of theater with a hands-on introduction to costuming, scenic painting and stage lighting. In T3 Olympics, groups vie for the "T3 Olympic Goblet." Parents, staff, campers and friends enjoy this fun filled day of friendly competition. Camper's tuition includes: snacks, camp T-shirt, production script and rehearsal CD.

Contact Michael Teer at michael@theatrevictoria.org for information.

Stars of Tomorrow

June 5-9

Ages 4-5 (Agents) and Ages 6-8 (Artists)

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tuition : $125 per session

Registration is now open, email Hillary at hillary@theatrevictoria.org to receive a registration form or stop by the Box Office at the Leo J Welder Center to pick one up.

Libraries

Victoria Public Library

3032 N. Main St.

Fun Fest Kick-Off

June 5, 10 a.m.-noon

The 2017 Fun Fest Kickoff Party will feature performer Staci Gray who is known to mesmerize children of all ages with her rocking songs and stories. Expect to see our friends the Chick-Fil-A cow, the Zoo, Peter Piper Pizza, The Boys and Girls Club, YMCA and others, then cool down with snow cones. Collect your reading logs and get ready for an exciting summer.

WeDo Robotics

June 6, 2-3 p.m.

WeDo Robotics is an event for young tech enthusiasts and those who love to create. Participants will learn to build and program robots to do things. Registration required on our website.

Bach Fest Day 1 - New Young Artist

June 8, 10:30-11 a.m.

Are you a music enthusiast? Come hear the New Young Artists of the Victoria Bach festival as they share their voices and talent with you.

Teen Robotics Club

June 9, 1-3 p.m.

The Teen Robotics Club caters to people ages 12-17. Come build and program robots using Lego Mind Storm Kits at the library. Registration required on our website.

Bach Fest Day 2 - Drum Circle

June 10, 1-2 p.m.

This event showcases musicians of various ages entertaining the audience with beautiful music.

Family Craft 1 - Sharnader 1: It's a Shark's World!

June 12, 3-4 p.m.

Make your own shark using child friendly materials and take home to share with your family and friends. This event caters to the entire family.

Lego Play

June 13, 2-3 p.m.

Build with Legos, and meet other Lego enthusiasts. This program is a come and go event so feel free to arrive whenever you can and leave early if you need to. Families of all ages are welcome.

Family Craft 2- Sharnader 2: It's a Shark's World!

June 14, 2-3 p.m.

Make your own shark using child friendly materials and take home to share with your family and friends. This event caters to the entire family.

Performer Matt Tardy - Juggler and Contortionist

June 15, 2-3 p.m.

Come watch his juggling and acrobatic skills.

Maker Fest

June 17, 9 a.m.-noon

This family friendly event will be held inside and on the grounds of the Victoria Public Library. It will feature dozens of interactive exhibits and demonstrations - from crafters and artists to robotics and technology enthusiasts. An event for the entire family.

Family Craft 3 - Glowing Jellyfish 1

June 19, 3-4 p.m.

Come join us and create your own unique jellyfish. No two will be the same. This is a family event.

WeDo Robotics

June 20, 2-3 p.m.

WeDo Robotics is an event for young tech enthusiasts and those who love to create. Participants will learn to build and program robots to do things. Registration required on our website.

Teen Craft 1 - Zombie Mania 2017(The Special Effects Makeup Edition)

June 21, 2-3 p.m.

Ever wonder how makeup artists get their subjects/characters to look the way they do in the movies? Well, this amazing Teen Craft will give you a sneak peek into the world of special effects makeup. All supplies are provided. This event caters to people 12-17 years old.

Family Craft 4 - Glowing Jellyfish 2

June 22, 2-3 p.m.

Come join us and create your own unique jellyfish. No two will be the same. This is a family event.

Teen Robotics Club

June 23, 1-3 p.m.

The Teen Robotics Club caters to people ages 12-17. Come build and program robots using Lego Mind Storm Kits at the library. Registration required on our website.

Coding For Kids

June 26, 2-3 p.m.

Join us for Hour of Code at Victoria Public Library. You will work in teams to learn the basics of coding. Write your first computer program with Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Programs are for youth ages 8-11. We have a limited number of devices so registration is required. Bring your own laptop or tablet if you like.

Lego Play

June 27, 2-3 p.m.

Build with Legos, and meet other Lego enthusiasts. This program is a come and go event so feel free to arrive whenever you can and leave early if you need to. Families of all ages are welcome.

John O' Bryant | Magic Show

June 29, 2-3 p.m.

John O'Bryant's Reading Magic Show encourages children to read and learn through magic, music, illusion and audience participation.

Teen Robotics Club

June 30, 1-3 p.m.

For ages 12-17. Come build and program robots using Lego Mind Storm Kits at the library. Registration required on our website.

Family Craft 5 - Turtle Me Crazy 1

July 6, 2-3 p.m.

Adorable. Green and Amazing. We just love turtles and we know you love them too. Come join us and create your own adorable turtle to take home with you as we celebrate our sea friends. This event caters to the entire family.

Teen Robotics Club

July 7, 1-3 p.m.

The Teen Robotics Club caters to people ages 12-17. Come build and program robots using Lego Mind Storm Kits at the library. Registration required on our website.

Coding For Kids

July 10, 2-3 p.m.

You will work in teams to learn the basics of coding. Star Wars Build a Galaxy Hour of Code. Program droids using blockly and javascript. Programs are for youth ages 8-11. We have a limited number of devices so registration is required. Bring your own laptop or tablet if you like.

WeDo Robotics

July 11, 2-3 p.m.

WeDo Robotics is an event for young tech enthusiasts and those who love to create. Participants will learn to build and program robots to do things. Registration required on our website.

Performer - David Rangel - Magician

July 12, 2-3 p.m.

David Rangel is a magician, storyteller and conjuror from Houston. He is a worldwide performer.

Teen Robotics Club

July 14, 1-3 p.m.

The Teen Robotics Club caters to people ages 12-17. Come build and program robots using Lego Mind Storm Kits at the library. Registration required on our website.

Lego Play

July 18, 2-3 p.m.

This program requires you to bring your imagination, build with Legos and meet other Lego enthusiasts. This program is a come- and-go event, so feel free to arrive whenever you can and leave early if you need to. Families of all ages are welcome.

Family Craft 6 | Turtle Me Crazy 2

July 19, 2-3 p.m.

Create your own turtle to take home with you as we celebrate our sea friends. This event caters to the entire family.

Teen Craft 2- Pin It! Display Frame

July 20, 2-3 p.m.

Clothespins are not just for hanging clothes. Create a display frame with clothespins. All supplies are provided. This event caters to people 12-17 years.

Teen Robotics Club

July 21, 1-3 p.m.

The Teen Robotics Club caters to ages 12-17. Come build and program robots using Lego Mind Storm Kits at the library. Registration required on our website.

Coding For Kids

July 24, 2-3 p.m.

Join us for Hour of Code. You will work in teams to learn the basics of coding. Infinity Play Lab Hour of Code. Use Play Lab to create a story or game starring Disney Infinity characters. For youth ages 8-11. We have a limited number of devices so registration is required. Bring your own laptop or tablet if you like.

WeDo Robotics

July 25, 2-3 p.m.

WeDo Robotics is an event for young tech enthusiasts and those who love to create. Participants will learn to build and program robots to do things. Registration required on our website.

End of Summer Reading Program Fun Fest Party

July 28, 2-3 p.m.

Come put summer to a close with entertainer Taylor Griswold as he presents his Epic Entertainment Game Show for our Summer Reading End Party.

This event will be at the Community Center.

Teen Ice Cream Social

July 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

For ages 12-high school.

Build your own ice cream sundaes. For attending you will receive a raffle ticket and we will draw for the Teen Summer Reading Prizes at the end of the program. You do not have to be present to win. All the ice cream you can eat and all the games you can play. There will be music, board games and video games and lots more.

Carl & Mary Welhausen Library, Yoakum

Reading Program sign up begins June 1

Circus Chicken Dog

June 7, 2 p.m.

Dog acts, juggling, uni-cycling, tricks, music, storytelling and more.

Magician John O'Bryant

June 14, 2 p.m.

A high-energy, comical motivational and educational magic show.

Story Time Hour

June 15, 2 p.m.

Children will be taken on an adventure with author Marilyn Sebesta and her dog Scout.

Pint Size Polkas

June 21, 3 2 p.m.

Southwest Dairy Farmers

June 18, 2 p.m.

A mobile dairy classroom and milking parlor, featuring a live cow and presentation.

Texana Park

July 5, 2 p.m.

Park Ranger Cindy will have a presentation on wild animals and outdoor activities. She will be bringing her wild animal friends with her.

GVEC

July 7, 2 p.m.

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative will give an electrifying presentation static electricity and safety.

First State Bank of Yoakum

July 12, 2 p.m.

A presentation teaching children the importance of saving money.

Book Fair

July 19-28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The library will have a book fair through Usborne Books.

Terrace Taps

July 19, 2 p.m.

A comical tap dancer that incorporates math concepts, phonics and more into his dance routine.

Story Time Hour

July 20, 10 a.m.

Liz Moreno, the author of "Sancho, the Silly Billy Goat" will read her book and do book related activities.

Move Your Tale

July 26, noon-2:30 p.m.

A high-energy play built on suggestions from the audience. The summer's top readers will be presented with their awards. Those attending will enjoy many outdoor activities and refreshments.

Tubular Tuesday

Teen programs for ages 12-17

Teen Craft Day

June 6, 2 p.m.

Cyber Bullying

June 13, 2 p.m.

Colorful Canvas

June 20, 10 a.m.

Movie and Pizza

July 11, 11 a.m.

Texting and Driving

July 18, 2 p.m.

Teen Fun Day

July 25, 2 p.m.

Cuero Public Library

Wild Things Zoofari

First Presbyterian Church

302 N. McCleod St., Cuero

June 7, 10 a.m.

Come and take a walk on the wild side during a "hands on" educational presentation by Wild Things Zoofari, Inc. Join us and learn about the animal world through hands-on experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Matt Tardy

Municipal Park Clubhouse

201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero

June 14, 10 a.m.

Matt combines his high-energy juggling, physical comedy, and inspirational stories to create a performance that will inspire and astound attendees. Drawing from his personal experiences, Matt addresses topics such as bullying, making healthy choices, personal responsibility, and not being afraid to fail.

A Buggy Picnic

First Presbyterian Church

302 McLeod St., Cuero

June 21, 10 a.m.

Join Hoppy Grasshopper, Mary Mantis and many of their friends as they explore interesting facts about the world of insects. There will be a performance of an interactive play in which the audience may become a little "buggy" too.

GVEC "Louie the Lightning Bug"

Municipal Park Clubhouse

201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero

June 28, 10 a.m.

GVEC presents the Louie the Lightning Bug electrical safety program. The program teaches students how to be safe around electricity and includes a video starring Louie and his friends.

Texas Snake Man Carl Pustejovsky

First Presbyterian Church

302 N. McLeod St., Cuero

July 5, 10 a.m.

A reptile show to educate and entertain people of all ages dispelling the myths and misconceptions, and bring about a greater appreciation and respect for these fascinating animals.

Mr. Kippy

Municipal Park Clubhouse

201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero

July 12, 10 a.m.

Join in the fun as he weaves his magic with stories, music, drama, theatrics and interactive play.

Chemistry Roadshow

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

302 Esplanade St., Cuero

July 19, 10 a.m.

A program of the Texas A&M Chemistry Department, The Chemistry Road Show is a public service program with two complementary and interlocking goals: to entertain and educate students using chemistry. Each show is choreographed to entertain and excite audience members with sensory impact while teaching them that chemicals and chemistry are not only vital to our lives, but also can be fascinating and fun.

Dinosaur George

Municipal Park Clubhouse

201 Leonard Harmon Drive, Cuero

July 26, 10 a.m.

"Dinosaur George" Blasing is a self-taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist with more than 35 years of study and outreach. He is the writer, co-creator and host of Jurassic Fight Club on the History Channel. Dinosaur George sets aside his summer months to go on a state wide tour of Texas libraries to promote the importance of reading.

Texas Zoo

Zoo Camp

At the Texas Zoo, not only will your child get an up-close view of their environment, but all camps are TEKS and STAAR aligned to ensure your child is also getting a solid foundation in what they need to know for school.

Snacks are provided for every camp. Campers are required to bring their own lunch for full-day camps Campers will be spending a large portion of camp outside and should dress accordingly.

Texas Tall Tales

June 12-15, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages 4-5 years

$90, general; $75, pass holder

The week of camp will be full of camp fire stories and legends about some of Texas's most terrific critters.

Colorful Creatures

July 10-13, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages 4-5

$90, general; $75, pass holder

Blending in or standing out, animals have their world figured out. This colorful camp will be filled with all the most vibrant animal and now their markings brighten up our world.

Home Sweet Home

June 12-15, 1-4 p.m.

Ages 6-7

$90, general; $75, pass holder

From deserts to oceans or forests to prairies, you will find an abundance of creatures, some covered in scales and others quiet hairy. This week, campers explore each habitat and how its animals have adapted to survive.

Reptiles Rock

July 10-13, 1-4 p.m.

Ages 6-7

$90, general; $75, pass holder

Join us for a week full of everything that makes reptiles rock.

Keeper Camp

June 19-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages 8-9

$125, general; $100, pass holder

This week campers get their hands dirty and experience life as a zookeeper. Each day the kids help maintain exhibits and make animals enrichment.

Wildlife Warriors

July 17-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages 8-9

$125, general; $100, pass holder

Campers will focus on the threatened species in our backyards and find out ways that we can help save them.

Nature Trackers

June 26-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages 10-12

$125, general; $100, pass holder

Campers explore the park for local animals using the methods of which scientists study wildlife.

Keeper Camp

July 24-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

$125, general; $100, pass holder

Campers get their hands dirty and experience life as a zoo keeper. Each day the kids help maintain exhibits and make animal enrichment.

Girl Scout Camp

June 5-8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

$155, general; $135 pass holder

For Brownies, Juniors and Cadets. During this camp Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn multiple badges while exploring the animal kingdom.

Leadership Training

Youth Leadership Conference

Victoria College Student Center

June 5-9

For students currently in the sixth grade going into seventh grade next year

$80 (financial aid is available)

Hosted by Victoria Business and Education Coalition. Learn how to be a leader with activities, engaging speakers, and so much more. Contact VBEC at 361-572-8232 or go online at vbectx.org.

School Camps

UHV's Summer Camps

Robotics Summer Camp

UHV

3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

June 26-29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Free

The camp is open to high school students, including incoming fall freshmen.

Students will learn basic concepts of digital stimulation and robotics in engineering fields with an emphasis on critical thinking and math problem solving.

There is limited space for a few campers to stay in University of Houston Victoria's residence halls. The camp is funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

The registration deadline is June 12.

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

UHV Math Summer Camp

July 11-14, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

UHV

3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

Cost: Free

The camp is open to high school students, including incoming fall freshmen.

Students will learn theoretical concepts in geometry and increase their knowledge in mathematical modeling, probability and other areas. They also will solve real-world problems to show how advanced mathematics can be used in various situations.

Campers are required to stay in University of Houston Victoria's residence halls. The camp is funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

The registration deadline is May 19.

For more information, contact Ricardo Teixeira, a UHV assistant professor of mathematics, at teixeirar@uhv.edu or 361-570-4206.

UHV Summer Soccer Camps

UHV soccer field

3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

June 5-9 and July 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon or 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $130 (add $10 for late registration if registering 10 days or less before camp starts)

University of Houston-Victoria Summer Soccer Camps are designed to meet the demands of player development in a positive, creative and fun learning environment. Campers will be taught fundamental skills and advanced-level technical training to further develop and challenge their skill levels. Campers will be instructed on proper technique in passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting and heading.

The camp is directed by UHV soccer coach Adrian Rigby. Camp staff is made up of college, high school and club coaches from elite programs across the nation. A camp brochure is available at uhv.edu/soccercamps. For more information, email soccercamps@uhv.edu or call 361-485-4418.

VC Kids College

All kids college events are held at Victoria College's Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Road.

The cost is $105 per camp, excluding CR8 Day Camp. Early registration is advised. To register, visit victoriacollege.edu/WCE. For more information, call 361-485-6830 or email Mary.Pullin@victoriacollege.edu

Camp Barbie

VC Conference and Education Center, Room 302

June 19-22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

For ages 5-8

Students will have fun helping Barbie learn the many things she needs to know to become a great girl. Students will learn to dress for the occasion, practice good manners, make new friends, focus on school work, spend money wisely, dream of careers, attend social functions and more. Non-stop activities and fun learning adventures all geared toward self-esteem development.

CR8 Day Camp

Conference and Education Center

June 19-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

For ages 5-12

$225

Students sill create projects with Lego, learn the fine art of survival, create art projects and dive into the world of theater and music. The camp promotes self-esteem, motivation, creativity, social harmony and appreciation of diversity. CR8 helps students to see what they look at, hear what they listen to and feel what they touch. The focus of this class is to express feelings through imaginative, innovative and original arts and skills.

Fashion Designer

Conference & Education Center, Room 302

June 19-22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

For ages 8-12

Students will express themselves with their own fashion sense by following the same design principals used by professionals. Students will learn basic sketching techniques, coordination of colors and mixing textures and patters. Designs come to life with patterned papers, ribbons, sequins, jewels and oodles of other embellishments. No sewing in this class.

Hot Wheels World of Discovery

Conference and Education Center, room 302

June 19-22, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

For ages 5-7

Endless tracks and obstacles courses await every Hot Wheel's car lover's they discover the world of math and physical science. What goes up must come down...or does it? Momentum, force and friction are just some of the concepts that will be covered. Measuring length and weight in various units will help in the identification of the fastest, most efficient car on the block. Mega Loop Mayhem, Shark Cliff Hanger, Wolf Mountain and hundreds of cars are some of the play equipment that will be on hand.

Ultimate Survival

Conference and Education Center, Room 304

June 19-22. 2-4 p.m.

For ages 7-12

During survival situations the four basic needs become: shelter, water, fire and food. By introducing basic techniques, students will learn how to purify water, leave no trace camping, signal for help, wilderness navigation, search for edible food, first aid, set up shelter, and more. Wrapped in games and adventure unique challenges await. Our team survival games will keep the training light and fun. This class is essential for kids who like to work and play outside.

Play Doh Science

Conference and Education Center, Room 302

June 19-22, 9 -11 a.m.

For ages 5-7

Look no further for a world of excitement, creativity and science exploration. This class is designed to inspire creations of things past, present and future. Students will explore dinosaur adventures, prehistoric volcanoes, animals, food, transportation and the solar system. Add numerous Play-Doh sets to this exciting equation and you will find science fun like never before. Artistic and social development will engage daily creations in a very moldable way.

Wheels, Wings and Motorized Things

Conference and Education Center, Room 304

June 19-22, 9-11 a.m.

For ages 5-7

This innovative program provides opportunities for imagination and hand-on learning. We have more than 15 new games, projects and activities not found in stores. Students will be enriched in the areas of personal creativity, following instructions, eye-hand coordination, and problem solving. Students will use and develop critical thinks skills while they construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars and more.

Read Now!

Conference and Education Center, Room 302

June 19-22, 2-4 p.m.

For ages 4-6

Students will learn self-esteem, confidence and motivation to move forward in the reading experience. The literature of "Story Time" enhances auditory and comprehension skills. "Interactive Reading Time" addresses visual discrimination through the introduction of small controlled vocabulary. "Game Time" enhances visual and audio skills related to sounds/symbol association. All session are light-hearted and meaningful. Students will read about the farm, circus, zoo, jungle and more.

Wheels, Wings and Motorized Things

Conference and Education Center, Room 304

June 19-22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

WWMT brings young technicians into a creative, engineering environment using Legos. Not found in stores, the special program kits provide extraordinary opportunities for hands-on construction. Students will build robots, race cars, truck, cranes, pulleys, levers and more. Motivated by creativity and success, students will expand knowledge of math science and technology in an exploratory hands-on cooperative environment.

Church Camps/

Bible School

Vacation Bible School Camp Out

Central Church of Christ Bible School

801 E. Airline Road

July 7-9

Costs: Free

For ages preschool-fifth grade

July 7, 5:30-8 p.m. (dinner provided)

July 8, 2-4 p.m.

July 9, 9 a.m.-noon (lunch provided)

Kids will hear Bible stories, make crafts, sing-songs and have a wild time with their camp buddies. On Sunday, kids showcase their final skits followed by a provided lunch. Please direct any questions to the church office 361-573-9133.

Pine Cove Christian Camp

First United Methodist Church

407 N. Bridge St.

June 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

$260 per child for the week, financial assistance is available through First United Methodist Church. Registration closes at midnight June 6. Registration forms available at pinecove.com.

For children exiting kindergarten through exiting fifth grade.

There will be Bible Study along with many activities. For a detailed list of activities visit fumckidsvictoria.com. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Contact Brooke Mercer at 361-550-0497 or fumckids@hotmail.com for registration information.

Maker Fun Factory VBS "Created by God, Built for a Purpose"

Zion Lutheran Church of Mission Valley

12183 Farm-to-Market Road 236

July 10-13, 5:30-8 p.m.

For ages pre-kindargarten- fifth grade

Free

Bible stories, singing, crafts and games, light meal provided. For more information, contact Seda Weaver, at 361-578-5447 or drop by for a registration form.

"Hero Central" VBS

First United Methodist Church

407 N. Bridge St.

June 27-29, 5:30-8 p.m.

For all potty-trained 3-year-olds (by Sept. 1, 2016) through fifth grade.

This superhero adventure experience includes a hot meal, music that will energize your ears, interactive Bible fun, super science, great games and more. Contact Brooke Mercer, at 361-578-2701 Ext. 107 or visit

fumckidsvictoria.com

Summer Events

Northside Baptist Church

4100 N. Laurent St.

Extreme Kids Live

May 10-Aug. 30, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

For kindergarten through compeleted fifth grade

No registration necessary, free.

A fun filled Bible study.

Eagle Camp

June 5-Aug. 11, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

$100 per week per child.

Child care provided.

Ages 3 (potty trained)-fifth grade. Call Northside Baptist School at 578-5601 to register.

Vacation Bible School - Theme is Scar Force, the Real Saga

June 12-16, 6-8:30 p.m.

Northside Baptist Church, Victoria.

Completed kindergarten -fifth grade.

Free. Register at nbcvictoria.org/vbs.

Summer Music Camp

July 17-21, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with the performance at 6 p.m. on Friday.

For ages: completed first through completed fifth grade.

Cost is $50 per child, with early and late drop off available at an additional fee.

Learn an entire musical in one week. Each day includes art, recreation, and Bible exploration. Fee also includes a water day, T-shirt, CD, and a daily snack. Children will need a sack lunch each day. Register at nbcvictoria.org/smc.

For more information about these events, call Michelle Brooks, ministry assistant, Northside Baptist Church, at 361-578-1568.

SonWorld Adventure Park VBS

First Presbyterian Church

2408 N. Navarro St.

July 17-21, 9 .m.-noon

Ages 4-12

Free

This year's VBS is all about kids making good choices. Based on Joshua 24:15. Join us for fun, food and adventure. For more information, call 361-575-2441 or email info@fpcofvictoria.org.

Trinity Episcopal's Maker Fun Factory VBS & Camp Capers Day Camp

Trinity Episcopal Church

1501 N. Glass St.

July 17-21. VBS, 9 a.m.- noon; day camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Maker Fun Factory VBS for ages 3-5 years old and Camp Campers Day Camp will be provided games and Bible Studies for first-sixth graders.

VBS, $25; Day Camp, $85. Scholarships are available. Registration deadline is July 17, but there is a cap for VBS so register quickly.

For more information, call Stephanie Pfeil, director of family ministries, at 361-573-3228, Ext. 259.

Deep Sea Discovery VBS

Grace Lutheran Church

9806 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway

June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon

For ages 4-fifth grade

Free

For more information, call 361-573-2232.

Rome, Paul and the Underground Church VBS

Life Pointe Fellowship

8150 Nursery Drive

June 12-15, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

For ages 3 years -fifth grade.

Free

Explore the caves of the underground church, hear Bible stories, experience worship, create crafts, play games, sample snacks and much more. Register online at lifepointevictoria.com.

Galactic Starveyors VBS

Baptist Temple Church

1804 N. Laurent St.

June 11-15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

For ages 4 years-fifth grade.

To enroll or for more information, call 361-573-9296 or email info@btcvictoria.com or visit btcvictoria.com.

Gadgets & Gizmos VBS

June 6-9, 6-8:30 p.m., Parkway Port Lavaca, 2300 SH 35 North

June 6-8, 6-8:30 p.m.

Parkway Lone Tree, 1802 Lone Tree Road

June 13-15, 6-8:30 p.m.

Parkway Victoria, 4802 John Stockbauer Drive

For ages kindergarten-fifth grade

Come for three nights of fun and learning as you discover that God, the Creator of all things created you to know and love Him. Register online at parkwaychurch.TV/VBS.

Faith Family Church

Faith Family Church VBS

June 12-16, 8 a.m.-noon.

For ages 4-12.

"Operation Arctic: Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet." Free breakfast and lunch provided. Register online at myffc.com/events For more information, call 361-573-2484.

Moms of Tiny Tots

A small group for mothers with newborn to school age children; meeting every Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon at Faith Family Church. Childcare is provided. Join our summer events: May 16, we will meet for a play date at the children's museum at 10 a.m.; June 15 at 10 a.m. we will meet at the splash pad on Airline Road to enjoy some water fun. July 14 we will meet at Faith Family Church at 9 a.m. and caravan to Splashway in Sheridan for a day of family fun. For more information, contact Pam Hernandez 361-573-2484.

Faith Academy Summer Program

June 5-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

For kids ages 3 -11

$100 per week

A program packed with wacky experiments, talent shows, arts and crafts, reading, field trips and more. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Download an application at faithacademyvictoria.com or come by the elementary school office, 2002 Mockingbird Lane.

New Wine Ministries Youth Camp

Community Center Annex

2905 E. North St.

July 8-12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

For more information, call 361-573-0544.

Strength training

Flyer Strength and Conditioning

St. Joseph Weight Room in Flyer Dome

June 5-July 13, Monday-Thursday, 8-10 a.m.

$150, first family member; $100 second athlete in same family.

For all Flyer athletes, incoming seventh grade-12th grade, boys and girls. Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Football

St. Joseph High School Football Camps

Youth Football/Basketball Camp

STJ practice field and Keating Field House

July 10-11, 9 a.m.-noon

For incoming kindergarten-fifth grade boys and girls

$50

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Flyer Junior High Football Camp

STJ practice field

July 17-18, 8-10 a.m.

For incoming sixth grade-eighth grade boys.

$40

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Flyer Football Camp

STF practice field

July 19-21, 8 -10 a.m.

For incoming ninth grade-12th.

$50

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Tennis

VISD Summer Tennis Camp

Stroman Tennis Courts

June 12-15, 8:30-10 a.m.

For grades 3-12

$40 registration fee, registration deadline is May 27

Staffed by Katie Littleton, VISD tennis coach-director; Gwen Robards, USTA tennis coach; Mason Koehl; Michael Cano; Corinne Hall. Other staff to be added as necessary. For more information, call 361-575-7578 or email coachkatie1@suddenlink.net.

Volleyball

Faith Academy Cougar Summer Volleyball Camp

Secondary Campus Gym

529 Waco Circle Drive

June 20-21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

$50 per student athlete

For grades 3-9

Contact: Gil Gonzalez 361-572-4568 Ext. 303

St. Joseph Volleyball Camps

Lady Flyer Junior Volleyball Camp

Keating Field House, day 1; STF Flyer Dome, days 2-3

July 19-21, 8:30 a.m.-noon

For incoming sixth-eight grade girls.

$90

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Lady Flyer High School Volleyball Camp

STJ Flyer Dome

July 19-21, 1-4:30 p.m.

for incoming ninth grad-12th grade.

$90

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Youth Volleyball Camp

St. Joseph High School Flyer Dome

June 19-20, 9 a.m.-noon

For incoming kindergarten-fifth grade girls.

$50

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Southern Swing Volleyball Club Summer League

All matches will be played at the Victoria College Sports Center.

Session 1, registration deadline May 22.

$50 per player

Youth Division, grades 3-6.

Sundays, June 6-25

Women's Division, ages 18 and older, Sundays, June 4-25.

Middle School Division, grades 6-8, Mondays, June 5-26.

Sub-Varsity Division, grades 8-11, Tuesdays, June 6-27.

Varsity Division, grades 9-12, Thursdays, June 8-29.

Session 2, registration deadline June 23.

$50 per player

Youth Division, grades 3-6.

Sundays, July 9-30.

Women's Division, ages 18 and older, Sundays, July 9-30.

Middle School Division, grades 6-8, Mondays, July 10-31.

Sub-Varsity Division, grades 8-11, Tuesdays, July 11-Aug. 1.

Varsity Division, grades 9-12, Thursdays, July 6-27.

For more information and registration instructions, visit southrenswing-volleyball.com or call Coach Josh Moore, at 361-210-6876.

Souther Swing Summer Camp Series

Victoria College Sports Center

2200 W. Red River St.

To register, visit southernswing-volleyball.com or call Coach Jamye Byrne at 361-655-0446.

Defense/Passing

July 19-20, 9 a.m.-noon

For grades 6-8.

$100

Hitting/Setting

July 19-20, 1-4 p.m.

For grades 6-8

$100

Serving I

July 21, 9 a.m.-noon

For grades 6-8

$60

Serving II

July 21, 1-4 p.m.

For grades 6-8

$60

All Skills

July 27-28, 1-4 p.m.

For grades 6-8

$100

Competition Camp

July 31-Aug. 1, 1-4 p.m.

For grades 7-8

$100

Tournament Camp

July 17-18, 1-4 p.m.

For grades 7-8

$100

Defense/Passing

July 25-26, 9 a.m.-noon

For grades 9-12

$100

Hitting/Setting

July 25-26, 1-4 p.m.

For grades 9-12

$100

Competition Camp

July 27-18, 1-4 p.m.

For grades 9-12.

$100

Basic Training

July 31-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon

For grades 3-5

$100

Serving I

Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m.

For grades 3-5

$100

Serving II

Aug. 3, 1-3 p.m.

For grades 3-5

$50

Volley-Small

Aug. 2-3, 10 a.m.-noon

For kindergarten-second grade.

$75

Basketball

Faith Academy Cougar Basketball Camp

Secondary Campus Gym

529 Waco Circle Drive

July 17-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

$50 per student athlete

For grades 3-9

Call Gil Gonzalez 361-572-4568 Ext. 303.

STJ Basketball Camp

St Joseph High School Flyer Dome, girls; Keating Field House, boys

June 12-14, 10 a.m.-noon

For incoming seventh grade-12th grade boys and girls.

$50

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Youth Basketball Camp

St Joseph High School Flyer Dome, girls; Keating Field House, boys

June 12-14, 8-10 a.m.

For incoming kindergarten-sixth grade boys and girls.

$50

Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Red and White Boys Basketball League

VISD District Events Center Gyms

1110 Sam Houston Drive

For sixth grade-age 22

Games begin June 8 and are played every Monday and Thursday beginning at 4:40 p.m. The end of league tournament will be July 5-6.

Registration fee is $80 per player with a $10 late fee added after May 24.

Registration forms may be picked up at East or West high schools, VISD Athletic Office or email steph.staackmann@gmail.com. League schedules will be available for pickup from 7-8 p.m. June 1 at the VISD Athletic Office, 3001 Miori Lane.

Bowling

Summer Bowling Blowout

Raven's at the Woodlawn Restaurant, Bowling, and Family Entertainment Center

1326 E. Red River St.

June 5-July 27, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

For kids 12 and younger

Kids bowl for $2 per game. Adults bowl for $3 per game. Free shoes to kids in a Little League baseball, Little League softball or Little League soccer T-shirt. For more information, call Don Butler 361-703-5409 or email Donraven91@yahoo.com.

Softball

Lady Flyer Softball Skills Camp

St. Joseph High School Field of Dreams

June 5-7, 4-6:30 p.m.

For incoming seventh grade-12th grade girls.

$75

Visit stjvictoria.com for registration forms. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Youth Softball Skills Camp

St. Joseph High School Field of Dreams

June 12-14, 4-6:30 p.m.

For incoming first grade-sixth grade girls.

$75

Visit stjvictoria.com for registration forms. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Victoria East High School

Titan Softball Camp

Victoria East High School Softball Field

June 5-7

8-10 a.m., fourth-sixth grade

10 a.m.-noon, seventh-ninth grade

$40, registration deadline is May 17

Develop fundamental offensive and defensive skills and increase level of team play through fun and challenging activities. Bring cleats, glove, water and towel. Staffed by the Victoria East softball coaches and former players. For more information, contact head softball coach Melissa Buck, at 361-788-2820 Ext. 38417 or email melissa.buck@visd.net.

Golf

Flyer Golf Camp

Location to be announced

July 10-14, 9-11:30 a.m.

For incoming fifth graders-ninth graders, boys and girls. Visit stjvictoria.com to register. For more information, call 361-573-2446.

Lions Camp

Sewing/Fashion

Camp Sew Fun

Quilters Patch

205 North Star Drive

Session I, July 10-13 , 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For beginners ages 10 and older

$60 per session payable at first class.

Learn to use a sewing machine and make four projects. Some machines provided. Call the instructor, Karen Greer, to reserve a spot, 361-649-8952 or email sewer444@gmail.com

Session II, July 17-21 , 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For advanced ages 10 and older

$60 per session

Learn to make a quilt from a pre-cut charm pack. Quilt basics will be covered. Some machines provided. To reserve a spot, call 361-649-8952 or e-mail sewer444@gmail.com. Classes are sponsored by Victoria Sewing Machine.

4-H

Victoria County 4-H Dog Training Project

Victoria County 4-H Activity Center

259 April 20, 2017

June 12, 19, 26, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 for non 4-H members to join 4-H and then free for active 4-H members

For ages third grade-12th grade.

Bring your dog of choice with up-to-date vaccine records, treats, treat bag and collar that is smooth with no tags or distractions attached. For more information, call the Victoria County Extension Office, at 361-575-4581.

Girl Scouts

Box and Tags Crafting Workshop

Piddling with Paper

142 E. Franklin St., Goliad

June 5

1-2:30 p.m., kindergarten-fourth grade; 10-11:30 a.m., fifth-ninth grade.

$15

Contact Carolyn Johnson, at 361-722-9127

Senior Girltopia Journey

June 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For entering ninth grade-10th grade

$25

Includes book and badge. Bring a sack lunch.

Sunset Swaps a Troop and Leader Event

June 9, 5-7 p.m.

$8

Each troop bring 30 unassembled Swaps. Includes fun patch and pizza party.

Daisy Flower Garden Journey

June 10, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

For kindergarten and first graders

$20

Includes badge. Bring a sack lunch.

Panera Bread Cooking Class in Katy

June 11, 3:30-5 p.m.

For ages 9-12

$20

You must have your own transportation.

Dress a Girl Workshop

June 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For entering seventh grade and older.

$25

Deadline for signing up is May 29. Help us change a life by sewing pillow case dress for a girl in need. Patch included (sewing class).

Father's Day Card Workshop

Piddling with Paper

142 E. Franklin St., Goliad

June 14, 10-11:30 a.m., kindergarten-fourth grade; 1-2:30 p.m., fifth-ninth grade.

$15

Contact Carolyn Johnson at 361-722-9127.

Babysitting class

June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For ages 11-18

$35

Bring a sack lunch.

Bing Mania

June 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For kindergarten-fifth grade;

$15

Play Bing and win prizes. Bring a lunch. Fun patch included.

Treat Holders

Piddling with Paper

142 E. Franklin St., Goliad

June 19, 10-11:30 a.m., kindergarten-fourth grade; 1-2:30 p.m., fifth-ninth grade.

$15

Contact Carolyn Johnson at 361-722-9127.

Birthday card crafting workshop

Piddling with Paper

142 E. Franklin St., Goliad

July 3, 10-11:30 a.m., kindergarten-fourth grade; 1-2:30 p.m., fifth-ninth grade.

$15

Contact Carolyn Johnson at 361-722-9127.

Trash Rob

July 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For kindergarten-fifth grade

$10

A recycling class, fun patch included. Bring a sack lunch.

Water Day Fun

July 7, 10 a.m.-noon

For kindergarten-fifth grade

$10

Water balloon fun, slip and slide and sprinklers.

My Promise Religious retreat

July 8, 9 a.m.-noon

For all grade levels

$10

Camp Debra Branch Center

July 10-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For kindergarten-fifth grade

$125

A weeklong day camp featuring tie dying, outdoor fun, Girl Scout food badges, songs and games, team building and water fun includes patch.

Box and Tags Crafting Workshop

Piddling with Paper

142 E. Franklin St., Goliad

July 17, 10-11:30 a.m., kindergarten-fourth grade; 1-2:30 p.m., fifth-ninth grade.

$15

Contact Carolyn Johnson at 361-722-9127.

Spa fun

July 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For kindergarten-third grade

$15

Bring a sack lunch; patch included.

Junior Agent of Change Journey

Aug. 5, 10 am.-4 p.m.

For entering fourth-fifth grade

$20

Bring a sack lunch, patch included.

Cadet Badge Day

Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For entering sixth-eighth grade.

$30

Complete three badges, bring sack lunch, badges included.

Cadet Breath Journey

Aug. 9, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For entering sixth-eighth grade.

$25

Book and badge included.

S'mores Fun

Aug. 11. 5-7 p.m.

For kindergarten-fifth grade

$8

Learn the history of s'mores and make s'mores recipes.

Cuero Summer

Staycation

Golf lessons

Cuero Golf Course

June 5, 8 a.m.

For ages 7 and older.

Free

Movie "Finding Dory"

Lakeview Knoll

July 13, 9 p.m.

Arts and Crafts with Chrisi Fuchs

Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse

July 20, 10 a.m.

Movie "Power Rangers"

Lakeview Knoll

Aug. 10, 9 a.m.

Fishing

Coleto Creek Kid's Fishing Tournament

Coleto Creek Park

365 Coleto Park Road

June 3, 7 a.m.-noon

For ages 2-16

No registration fee

Children must officially register by 9 a.m. June 3 to be eligible for tournament prizes. This year's sponsors include Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dynegy - Coleto Creek Power, Interstate Batteries, Janecka Insurance Agency, and the Coleto Bassmasters. For more information contact the park office at 361-575-6366.

Speedy Stop Kid's Fishing Tournament

Port O'Connor Community Center

3674 W. Adams St, Port O'Connor

Aug. 12

Cost: Free

For ages 2-12

Visit speedystop.com for more information and to pre-register for the event. The schedule for the day: 6-7:30 a.m. - on-site registration; 6 a.m.-noon, - kid's fishing tournament; 10 a.m.-noon - weigh in; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - lunch and awards ceremony.

Giveaways: Snack packs and T-shirts will be given to the first 500 participants to sign in the morning of Aug. 12 at the Port O'Connor Community Center. You must check in at weigh station prior to fishing on tournament day. For more information, contact Natalie Teinert, marketing manager, C.L. Thomas, Inc., at 361 572 2817 or 361 648 8562.

Fishing Clinic

Indianola Fishing Marina

8 Bell St., Indianola

June 6-July 30, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon and Sundays, 3-5 p.m.

For all ages

Free

Come learn how to fish. Bring your own fishing pole. For information, call 361-552-5350.


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