Family Guide 2023-2024

30 The Best of Monterey Bay® Family 2023-2024 Big Sur Fiddle Camp Music education is the cornerstone of this program, and this year, the camp is taking the form of a full production at the Center for Performing Arts at Carmel High School - Sirena, a pirate musical. Performers and stage assistants are still needed. June 28 - July 1 Big Sur,, Camp SEA Lab Camp SEA Lab offers day camps for kids ages 8-16, each uniquely tailored to the wonders of the marine environment. For teen campers ages 13-17, learn to sail aboard the Seaward, an 82’ schooner, as part of the Voyage Seaward program. Sail for four Days. Drop-off locations for day camp varies by camp. For complete listings of themes and dates, check website. Day Camps: Monday - Friday, June 12 - August 4; $600 per session Voyage Seaward: July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21; $1,300 per session (831) 521-2893, Chartwell School At Chartwell School, students in grades one through eight can participate in the fourweek CORE program that rotates between literacy skills, math, and a STEAM / Makers program. CORE students can also opt into an individualized afternoon reading program, or enrichment programs such as theater, studio art, fitness, digital music and robotics. Mon-Fri June 15 - July 14 from 8:30am12:30pm; $2,200; afternoon reading and programming available at additional cost 2511 Numa Watson Road, Seaside; (831) 394-3468, Elkhorn Slough Safari Explore Elkhorn Slough, one of California’s largest wetlands and part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve system. View harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters and hundreds of bird species from the comfort of a 27-foot pontoon boat. Tours daily. $43/adult; $33/children 3-12; $40/seniors 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. (831) 633-5555, Escape Room 831 & Oscar’s Playground Get out of a locked room by working with the whole family to solve a series of puzzles - before time’s up! With two Monterey locations, it’s easy and fun to get creative at Escape Room 831. That must be why it’s regularly voted by Weekly readers as the Best Place to Have A Birthday Party. If it’s an arcade your family is craving, head to Oscar’s Playground for classic arcade games, skee ball, hoops, more escape rooms and more opportunites for birthday parties. Escape Room 831, 765 Wave Street, Suite A2, (831) 324-0513 and 599 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey, (831) 241-6616; Oscar’s Playground, 685 Cannery Row, 3rd Floor, Monterey, (831) 241-6616, First Night Monterey Summer Art Day Camps First Night Monterey’s Summer Art Day Camps are designed to develop positive and creative thinking skills for children, using the arts to nurture creativity. Think basket weaving, print-making and now cooking and gardening. It all happens in a noncompetitive, safe, fun environment. No prior experience or talent is needed. Each Friday features a performance or gallery exhibit of the work completed during the camp week. Six sessions, all one-week long, 9:30am-3pm: June 12-16, ages 7-12; June 19-23, ages 10-16; June 26-30, ages 7-12; July 10-14, ages 9-14; July 17-21, ages 7-12; July 24-28, ages 9-14 $300/one-week session, $580/two sessions; materials included; discounts for enrolling two or more family members. Extended day supervision available 8:30am-9:30am, additional fee Archer Park Community Building, 542 Archer St., Monterey. (831) 373-4778, Girls Inc. of the Central Coast Girls Inc. offers programs aimed at serving their mission: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Smart Choices is a summer camp for 8th and 9th grade girls where Summer Activities 2023