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posted Jul 6, 2016, 4:42 PM by Kristin Snell

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

For many San Juan Ridge families SPORTS CAMP has become an eagerly anticipated summer tradition. Sandwiched between the end of school in June and the Nevada County Fair in August, SPORTS CAMP provides kids with a safe and affordable week of fun without having to venture far from home. Led by Coach John Hughes, children learn new and hone old skills as they run, jump, toss, catch, shout, shriek, and squeal on the Oak Tree Campus. New friendships are forged and old friendships are strengthened as social, as well as athletic skills are developed. Assisted by Counselor Dora Scott, Coach Hughes does his best to see to it that his #1 Rule: “Have Fun!” is strictly enforced.

In addition to encouraging your children to have fun, we hope that a good chunk of your summer is devoted to play. Although play is universally valued as the work of childhood, adults need play, as well. You can do some running, jumping, tossing, catching, shouting, shrieking, and squealing at the river, in the park, or in the privacy of your very own home.  Although play is universally valued as the work of childhood, it’s everybody’s job to be happy. As the great Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw wisely mused, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” The pursuit of Happiness (with a capital H) was so esteemed that it was listed as an “unalienable right” along with “Life” and “Liberty” in the Declaration of Independence. So take a tip from our founding fathers, and have some fun. Summer will be gone before you know it.


There is still time to enroll young artists and athletes in San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center’s summer camps.Spaces are available in all three sessions of SPORTS CAMP in July and in ART CAMP during the first week of August. 

These camps are an enriching and affordable experience for all.

To take advantage of these special opportunities, please call 292.3174 or drop by the Family Resource Center. Camps are almost full, so be sure to sign up right away!

JUNIOR SPORTS CAMP * Ages 5-7 * July 11-15 * 9:30 am-12:30 pm * $40

INTERMEDIATE SPORTS CAMP * Ages 8-10 * July 18-22 * 9:30 am-2:30 pm * $40

SENIOR SPORTS CAMP * Ages 11+ * July 25-29 * 9:30 am-2:30 pm * $40

ART CAMP * Ages 5-12 * August 1-5 * 9 am-3 pm * $150