THE SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT presents a “Skateboarding Intro at the Skatepark” with Miguel Garcia June 2 through July 14 and July 21 through Sept. 1 at the Fletcher Park Skate Park, Santa Maria. Cost is $32.50, $40 for non-residents. An “Intro to Music” class is June 1 through July 6 at the Maramonte Center, Santa Maria. Cost is $32.50, $40 for non-residents. A “What’s Cooking? Fun in the Kitchen” class is June 4 through 25 meeting weekly at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, Santa Maria. Cost is $27, $33.50. A “Sports Experience” is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 through July 31 in Santa Maria. Cost is $38, $44.50 for non-residents. A “Youth Basketball Clinic” is June 9 through July 2 for ages 7 to 9 and 10 to 12 at the Edwards Community Center, Santa Maria. A coed Youth Basketball Clinic for grades 1 through 8 is starts pratices June 22. Registration deadline is May 28. Cost is $32.50, $40 for non-residents. A Youth Volleyball Clinic is July 7 through 30 for kids 7 to 10 and 11 to 13 at the Edwards Community Center, Santa Maria. Cost is $27, $33.50 for non-residents. A 3-on-3 Basketball Hoopfest Tournament with a registration deadline June 12 and the competition June 20 at 9 a.m. at Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria. Cost is $75 a team. Info: 925-0951, Ext. 260 or Ext. 413.
THE SANTA MARIA NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM presents LA County Natural History Museum’s Brent Karner with a live insect presentation June 6 from noon to 2 p.m. The National Forest Service’s Jeremy Teitelbaum presents a live snake and other animal presentation Aug. 1 from noon to 2 p.m. A Bee presentation is Sept. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. The Natural History Museum is located at 412 S McClelland, Santa Maria. Info: 614-0806 naturalhistorysantamaria.com.
THE SOLVANG BRANCH LIBRARY presents a Summer Reading Program, beginning June 12 and ending Aug. 17. A magical performance by Shawn McMaster is June 13 at 11 a.m. at the library. “Sandi Sylver: Storyteller, Ventriloquist, Songstress” presents her show June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Randel McGee and Groark presents their funny, story-telling show June 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Craig Newton performs his kids oriented music June 30 at 10:30 a.m. Craft Days in preparation for the Fourth of July Parade are July 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. and July 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Angela Lloyd performs her kid-oriented music July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. A puppet show featuring Swazzle is July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Storyteller Jim Cogan presents his show featuring folktales and history July 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the library. A P and T Puppet Theatre is July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. A show by David Cousin, juggler, is Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at the library. Zoo to You features live animals in the library Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The Solvang Branch Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Info: 688-4214.
THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA presents a 2009 Summer Day Camp titled “Gotta Be Green!” for kids who want to take care of the earth and be active and healthy June 15 through Aug. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos, Santa Maria. $100 per week for full time, $70 a week for part time. Info: 925-0951.
THE SAN LUIS OBISPO ARTS CENTER presents its ARTragous Summer Art Camps with programs for 5 and 6, 7 and 8, and 9 to 12 year olds June 15 through Aug. 14 at the SLO Art Center, 1010 Broad St., SLO. Cost is $115, $95 for members. Info: 543-8562, Ext. 14 or sloartcenter.org.
THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY YMCA offers Summer Camp Friday for kids ages 5 to 12 featuring a different theme each week Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 22 through Aug. 14 at the Santa Maria Valley YMCA, 3400 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria. Info: 937-8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY presents Super Summer Fun featuring a different theme each week and field trips June 22 through Aug. 14 with early bird house 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and regular hours noon to 6 p.m. at the club, 901 N Railroad, Santa Maria. Cost is $20 membership fee, $8 a day per child, $5 for any additional child in family. Info: 922-7763.
BOB CANTU presents his Advanced Skills basketball camp June 27 and 28 at mission Prep High School, San Luis Obispo. A beginners to advanced players basketball camp is June 22 through 25 at the Centennial Park Gym, Paso Robles, and June 29 through July 2 at Mission Prep High School, SLO. Info: 546-1448, 461-4919, and BocCantu@cantucamps.com.
THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA presents a Junior Firefighter’s Camp for ages 8 to 12 July 13 through July 17 at Fire Station No. 2, 416 W Carmen Lane, Santa Maria. Cost is $27, $33.50 for non-city residents. Info: 925-0951, Ext. 260.
PCPA THEATERFEST presents two summer camps for young actors: The Young People’s Project is for 13 through 18 year olds July 11 through July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and YPP Jr. for ages 7 through 13 July 26 through Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. all at the PCPA Conservatory, Santa Maria. Info: 922-6966, Ext. 3156.
THE SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL presents filmmaking workshops for three age groups July 20 through Aug. 14 for kids in grades 3 to 5 form 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, for kids 6 through 8 grades from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and grades 9 through 12 July 20 through 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. all in downtown SLO. Cost is $250. Info: 546-3456 or slofilmfest.org.
THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA presents its annual Camp Melodrama for kids ages 7 to 17 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 20 through Aug. 17 featuring student performances in Oceano. Info: 489-2499.
THE PISMO BEACH YOUTH THEATER presents its Musical Theater Summer Camp featuring a mini production of Cinderella June 22 through 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids ages 6 to 12 at Temple Beth El, 1501 E Alvin Ave., Santa Maria. Cost is $150, includes shirt. A Musical Theater Production class is for kids featuring a production of High School Musical June 30 through Aug. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Temple Beth El, 1501 E Alvin Ave., Santa Maria. Info: 471-4976 or pismobeachyouththeater.com.
THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION holds its annual soccer league Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through June 27 with late registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4 through 11 at the Snack Bar at Adams Field, Depot and Enos, Santa Maria. Cost is $70, $60 for second player, $50 for third or more players in a family, $10 fee for late registration. Info: 925-3304 or email@example.com.
THE SOUTH COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM presents “Goleta Railroad Days” featuring miniature train rides, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, films, activities, tours, and more Aug. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta. Cost is $2. Info: 964-3540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUSTAINABLE VOCATIONS FOR YOUTH is a camp that prepares youth ages 15 to 24 for leadership roles that integrate sustainability in their lives Aug. 4 through 24 near Cuyama. Cost is $1,500 to $2,500. Info: 886-7239 or email@example.com.