Summer Camp Fair

Clippers Basketball Camp This Summer!

File under Things To Sign Your Kids Up For: LA Clippers Basketball Camp!
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Summer camps are definitely on my mind these days, especially now that I’ve got a day job that doesn’t take summers off. I was so happy to learn that the LA Clippers Basketball Camp is coming to our area! Specifically, June 19 through June 23, they will operate at Agoura Calabasas Community Center on Malibu Hills Road. There are still 44 spots left so click here to register! Early bird pricing has passed, but the camp is only $395 for full days (8am-3pm) for the entire week!

Here’s what the Clippers say about it:

The LA Clippers Youth Basketball Summer Camps offer an exciting way for kids 6-14 years of age to take their game to the next level.  The camps, which are open to children of all different skill levels feature an All-Star group of coaches including former Clippers Players Lamond Murray and Cherokee Parks. Participants will receive top level instruction on shooting mechanics, footwork, ball-handling, defense, passing and mental approach to the sport.  Camps will take place Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm and will be held throughout LA, Orange County, the I.E. and San Diego.  Register today before the camps sell out.

Even if you’re reading this from outside our area, you may find that there’s a camp happening near you, so check it out!

The Map Garden Grove 6/12-6/16 12552 Western Ave, 92841
Westwood Rec Center Los Angeles 6/12-6/16 1350 S Sepulveda Blvd, 90025
Agoura Community Center Calabasas 6/19-6/23 27040 Malibu Hills Rd, 91301
MMTSC Irvine 6/19-6/23 14522 Myford Rd, 92606
Champions Sports Facility Carson 6/26-6/30 1533 E Del Amo Blvd, 90746
CSUN Northridge 7/10-7/14 18111 Nordhoff St, 91325
Pacific Palisades Rec Center Pacific Palisades 7/17-7/21 851 Alma Real Dr, 90272
Westwood Rec Center Los Angeles 7/24-7/28 1350 S Sepulveda Blvd, 90025
Drayson Center Loma Linda 7/31-8/4 25040 Stewart St, 92354
Crescenta Valley High School La Crescenta 7/31-8/4 2900 Community Ave, 91214
Corky Smith Gymnasium San Marcos 7/31-8/4 274 Pico Ave, 92069

Summer Camp at the Apple Store – FREE!

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Did you know that Apple stores across the nation offer summer camp workshops for kids 8-12? Registration opened yesterday for these free sessions where campers work to create a film – first they create a story board, then shoot their own footage and create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and use iMovie to put it all together. Camp ends with a “Film Festival” where campers debut their masterpieces.

During the school year, the Apple stores offer Field Trips for K-12 students and teachers who can visit their local Apple Store to use Macs and iPads to work on class related projects. My second-grader’s class went to the store at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks for a field trip this spring. The kids teamed up to make a film, and every student came home with a (too-big but super cool) T-shirt and a USB drive with his or her movie on it. Here is the movie my son made with his friend:

And here is an example of a Field Trip that took place this spring in Santa Monica, recorded by KTLA Los Angeles tech reporter Rich DeMuro:

The free workshops take place in 1.5-hour sessions over three days. The Oaks store still has room in their 12 scheduled sessions of Apple Camp, so sign up soon! Visit the main page to learn more.