June Blooms in the Placerville and Cameron Park Communities
Placerville Recreation and Parks
The City of Placerville Recreation and Parks is partnering with Play-Well TEKnologies to bring residents the inaugural LEGO® Materials Camps, including a weeklong “Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials,” which is designed for youngsters (ages 5-7) to tap into their imagination as they build engineering design projects such as boats, snowmobiles, catapults and merry-go-rounds using tens of thousands of LEGO®. The weeklong “STEM Challenge with LEGO® Materials” is geared for students (ages 7-12) to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineering design projects like catapults, pneumatic cranes, arch bridges and battletracks. Camps are offered from July 31-August 4 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Classes will fill quickly, so sign up soon!
For a complete listing of the City of Placerville's summer programs, visit teamsideline.com/placerville, call 530-642-5232, or stop by 549 Main Street.
By Julie Burnsides // Placerville Parks and Rec photo © a_reanda/fotolia.com.
Take a shuttle to Cameron Park Lake on June 24 at 2 p.m. for Summer Spectacular, featuring swimming at the lagoon, a kids’ carnival, refreshments, food and craft vendors, exhibitors, music by Cantemus Youth Chorus and other bands, fireworks and more. Advance wristbands are available at Bel Air in Cameron Park, the Cameron Park/Shingle Springs Chamber of Commerce, Cameron Park Community Services District or online at showclix.com.
Weeklong summer camps for ages 6-12 are available and include special activities, time at Cameron Park Lake, gymnastics, and field trips to places like the Folsom Aquatics Center, Monster Mini Golf and BounceU. Other camps include UK Soccer (July 17-21), Sterling “Smooth” Forbes Basketball (June 19-23) and Mad Science. Classes in ballet, sewing, taekwondo and cooking are also available for youth.
Grown-ups can get into the action too with an adult softball league, or one of the many yoga, Zumba, water aerobics and ballroom dance classes.
Don’t miss the annual Car Show at Cameron Park Lake on June 10. Gates open at 8:30 a.m., and admission is free.
On June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Master Gardeners will discuss “Control of Invasive and Noxious Weeds Common in El Dorado County.” Trucks and Tunes continues at Christa McAuliffe Park on June 28 from 5-8:30 p.m.—complete with SactoMoFo food trucks, live music, kids’ activities and vendors.
Mature adults are invited to the 50+ Room on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for bingo (June 13), Gift Card Play Day (June 15), Game Day (June 27) and other activities.
Swim lessons at the CSD pool begin June 5, and water aerobics classes are available most weekdays. Learn the basic responsibilities of being a lifeguard, as well as communication and decision-making skills in the Guard Start Jr. Lifeguard program.