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summer activities

Plan now for summer activities

   Register now for the first session (June 24-28) of the Northshore YMCA's summer day camp with a variety of programs for grades 1-9. Call 485-9797.

   Gina and James Moore will teach a summer session of their Kids Chorus Club for boys and girls 5-12. Call 488-8175 or 488-2141.

   The YMCA will offer school-age care programs this summer for children whose parents work at Bear Creek, Woodin, and Woodmoor Elementaries. The program is in conjunction with the Northshore School District summer school program. Call 485-9797.

   Children in grades 3-6 can discover what life has to offer at S.T.A.R. Quest, a day camp at Idylwood Park. The emphasis on "learning by doing" promotes hands-on experiences from aquatics to native crafts, while making new friends and learning new ideas. Activities include creative art, hiking, a variety of sports, and more. The program runs from July 8-August 16. Call 556-2300.

   Registrations are now being accepted for Redmond Parks and Recreation summer programs. A partial listing for events at Farrel-McWhirter Park includes: Breakfast with the Animals, Mommy and Me on the Farm, Farm & Forest, Parent/Child Campout, various pony programs, and other daycamps. Call 556-2300.

   Early registration for summer classes at Woodinville Dance Centers ends May 1. Register now for classes to be held July 8-Aug. 9. Call 481-4731.

   King County Parks had released its Summer Recreation Guide for activities to be held at area schools:

   Children's Learning Centers' Camp USA offers a variety of activities, field trips, outdoor fun, and specialized mini-camps. Call (303) 526-3336.

   The Northshore YMCA offers a wide variety of summer programs for kids. Childcare for all ages is available for varying lengths of times during the summer. Other programs include: teen, family, and community events; Indian Guides, Indian Princesses, and Westerner programs; kids' gym; summer sports clinics; aerobics; lifeguard training; fitness; self-defense; and triathalon training. Call 485-9797.