Wednesday, July 30, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Spring break camps abound in Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville

Fun on the run

Lillian Anderson, far left, plays tetherball with Meaghan McClaflin at Woodcreek Park in Fairfield as part of Fun on the Run. (Adam Smith/Daily Republic)

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From page A1 | March 24, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Whether its Fun on the Run in Fairfield, the Mad Scientist Inventors Camp in Vacaville or the Blast Off Camp in Suisun City, there is a lot for local children to do when local schools close for spring break.

Fairfield-Suisun schools are off this week, while Travis and Vacaville schools have their spring break April 21-25.

Fairfield’s spring break camp for children between 5 and 11 is Camp Mankas, which takes place Monday through Friday at the Mankas Neighborhood Center in Mankas Park on Owens Street.

“It is something to allow parents to work and give their kids something to do, and to spend time with their friends,” said Tawny Kanae-Huston of the Fairfield Community Services Department.

Participants have a choice of attending between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or attending an extended camp between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, nature and science activities and a couple of days of swimming, wrapping up with an Easter egg hunt Friday.

For more information and costs, call 428-7536 or send an email to Kanae-Huston at tkanae-huston@fairfield.ca.gov. Those interested can register at the Fairfield Community Center at 1000 Kentucky St. or online at www.fairfield.ca.gov.

Fairfield’s Fun on the Run, the mobile recreation program for children between 4 and 15, will run throughout the break, offering supervised games, organized activities, arts and crafts. For the Fun on the Run van schedule, call 428-7740 or go to www.fairfield.ca.gov/gov/depts/cr/youth/ftr.asp.

The Fairfield Aquatic program is also offering lifeguard training from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Aquatics Complex in Allan Witt Park. Call Maureen Lillimoe for more information at 428-7726.

Kroc Center activities

The Kroc Center in Suisun City will be very active during spring break, with sports clinics, a spring break camp, lifeguard training, an anti-bullying seminar and what Capt. Jonathan Harvey calls a Framily Fun Expo that will offer activities for the entire family.

The free expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kroc Center, with about three dozen vendors offering goods and services for parents ranging from baked goods to jewelry. The younger members will be treated to a host of activities and crafts. There will also be face-painting, live music and food.

Both a youth soccer clinic and a youth basketball clinic will take place Monday to Friday. The soccer clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for youths 5 to 8. The basketball clinic is split between two age groups with the 5- to 7-year-old age group running from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and the 8- to 12-year-old age group running from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

American Red Cross lifeguard training will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will allow participants to meet all the requirements needed to apply for a lifeguarding position. For more information and cost, call William Giugni at 439-7899.

The Blast Off 2014 Spring Break Camp, which has a space theme, will take place at the Kroc Center from Monday through Friday and is open to youths ages 5 to 13. The camp offers both a regular day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a premium day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“It will be a really cool event,” said Harvey, who said there will be a 20-foot-high rocket built on the stage for the camp.

A free seminar called Taking Bullying Seriously will be presented by the Matrix Parent Network. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and is designed “to teach parents strategies and interventions to keep their kids from being bullied,” Harvey said.

The Kroc Center is located at 586 E. Wigeon Way in Suisun City. For those who can’t attend in person, it will be livestreamed on GoKroc.org. Those watching it online will be able to submit questions, which will be answered by the presenters, Harvey said.

For more information and prices of the spring-break activities at the Kroc Center, go to www.Go.Kroc.org or call 439-7880.

Vacaville options

Vacaville is offering three spring break camps in April at the Three Oaks Community Center, with one for preschoolers and two for elementary school-age children.

The Preschool A, B, Cs & 1, 2, 3s camp, which adds a creative dimension to learning numbers and the alphabet, will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 21-25. It is open to children ages 3 and 4.

Eureka! The Inventors’ Camp Mad Scientist Spring Break Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. April 21-25. Engineering Fundamentals using LEGO camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon April 21-25. Both camps are open to children from 6 to 12 years old. For more information, go to www.cityofvacaville.com.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or ithompson@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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