CARLSBAD — North Coast families seeking summer activities for children ages 7 through 12 can experience the arts in a series of “Summer Arts Camps” offered by the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office. The Creative Arts Camp and Club Pelican are designed for different age groups and interests at different times of the summer. Each session is restricted to children within the designated age range and has an enrollment limit. To access the Summer Creative Arts Camps brochure, visit carlsbadca.gov/arts or obtain a printed copy at city library locations.This year, a major change in the registration process makes online registration the best strategy for signing up. Online registration for Carlsbad residents will open at 7 a.m. April 17 at carlsbadconnect.org, then search “Cultural Arts Division.” It is important to note that interested families should contact one of the Carlsbad community centers prior to the online registration date for information on how to obtain a secure Family ID and PIN. Proof of residency will be required. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with waiting lists as necessary for each session period.
Walk-in, mail-in and phone-in registration will be opened on April 24, to families who reside in Carlsbad or in other cities. Online registration will also remain open until camps are filled.
The camp offerings include:
— Creative Arts Camp, ages 9 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through July 26,
Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Fee is $270.
— Club Pelican, one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon daily at Batiquitos Lagoon off Gabbiano Lane. Fee is $100 per session.
Due to the popularity of the Club Pelican program, only one camp session per camper is allowed.
For further information or to request a brochure, call the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office at (760) 434-2920 or visit carlsbadca.gov/arts.