School is out for the summer, but learning doesn’t have to be. Two local agencies are working together to ensure that children continue to learn while having fun in either paid day camps or classes. The Madera County Arts Council and the City of Madera Parks and Community Services Department are operating two art programs this summer.
Art classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for youth in grades third through ninth starting today. They will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until June 27 at the John W. Wells Youth Center, 701 E. 5th St. Cost is $38 per student.
Art lessons will also be offered in a summer day camp program operated by the parks department. Artists from the arts council will teach them periodically during Summer Kids Camp at the Park, which started on Monday. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth may be registered for weekly camp sessions which start off at $60 per child, $55 for a sibling and $50 for a second sibling. Kids Camp takes place at Lions Town and Country Park from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 26. The first hour-long art lesson part of the camp will be on Wednesday and be themed “Zoo Much Fun.”
For information about either program, call the parks department, 661-5495.