Keep Kids Engaged This Summer

Most of us are looking forward to summer vacation, being outside more often and enjoying some down time. But for students of all ages, summer can also mean losing the academic ground they gained during the school year. You can help your children enjoy summer and stay engaged in learning by staying active and taking advantage of what we have in the area.

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Attend a Camp | Enjoy Dance & Music | Learn a Sport | Reading Activities & Challenges | Play Disc Golf | Cool Off in the Pool | Take an Art Class | Visit Farmer’s Markets |Places to Visit: Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Attend a Camp

Camp Summer SERRF – 2014

Cost: $40 per student; $60 for two or more students in same family.
To learn more & register: contact SERRF at 530-528-7381.
Participating school sites: Bidwell, Los Molinos, Olive View, West Street, and Manton

4-H Youth Camp 2014

Hiking, fishing, arts and crafts, team games, and more!
July 12–16
Where: Camp Tehama near Mill Creek
Age: Open to those entering 4-8th grade
Cost: $75 for youth currently enrolled in 4-H / $110 for non 4-H members

Registration due June 21.
For more information, call 527-3101. Registration deadline is May 30th. Applications available at the Tehama County 4-H office, 1754 Walnut Street in Red Bluff

2nd Annual Kiwanis Camp

Hiking, arts and crafts, fishing, tubing, t-shirt tie dying, archery, GPS, water balloon volleyball, cabin skits and competitions and more!

When: July 23-July 27, 2014  
Camp Tehama near Mill Creek
Cost: Free to attend. All transportation, meals and lodging are provided.
Age: Open to any child completing the 4th, 5th or 6th grade and is a resident of the Red Bluff Union High School District.
Applications: must be returned no later than June 16.

To receive an application, contact Cody Marshall at or call 966-7975.

Summer Funzone

The Red Bluff Parks and Recreation Department presents Summer Funzone, day camp activities including arts, sports, games and water fun.

Age: 5-12 ·
Cost: $10 for a half day / $15 for a full day
When: June 16–August 8 (Noon to 5:30pm)
July 21–August 8 (7:30am to 5:30pm)

Register students at the Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson

Sacramento River Discovery Center Camps

Each week the camp will have a different theme and indoor and outdoor hands-on activities are provided. We recommend wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes and closed-toed-heeled shoes for playing, hiking, getting wet, getting dirty, etc. Students will be provided with hats and totes to carry their water bottle and craft projects home.

Age: 6 to 12.
When: Monday–Friday from 8:00 am–noon
Where: 1000 Sale Lane, Red Bluff · 530.527.1196

For any additional information needed, contact

Enjoy Dance & Music

Sky River Music

Take lessons on guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and fiddle.
Four lessons for $70 (1/2 hour per week)

613 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA
Call 527-9100 for more information

Enjoy Movies in the Park

Join us on the last Saturday of June, July and August for a night under the stars and enjoy an outdoor movie on a GIGANTIC screen!
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Enjoy this wholesome community activity, FREE!

Where: Red Bluff River Park, One Block east of Main Street at Willow Street
When: All movies start at dusk and books will be given out to the kids, courtesy of Tehama Reads.
Cost: FREE!

June 28
Stuart Little: July 26
Indian in the Cupboard: August 30

Learn more by visiting:

Selah dance academy presents “Creation”

When: Friday June 13th & Saturday June 14th, 6:30 pm
Where: State Theatre, Red Bluff
Cost: Adults $12 / $8 Children 12 & Under / Children 1 & Under FREE

Prime Cinemas:
2014 Summer Kid Shows

Where: 400 South Main Street, Red Bluff 530-529-5491 |
When: June 10–August 13
Time: Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:30am
Cost: FREE!

Epic: June 10–11
The Croods: June 17–18
Nut Job: June 24–25
Walking with Dinos: July 1–2
Turbo: July 8–9
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: July 15–16
Horton Hears a Who: July 22–23
Mr. Peabody and Sherman: July 29–30
Rio 2: August 5–6
Lego Movie: August 12–13

Learn A Sport

Cardinal Volleyball Camp

Corning High School · Instructor Mike Albee
When: July 28–31st, 9:00am–Noon
Age: players going into 5th-12th grades
Cost: $60 (write check to Corning Volleyball Booster Club)
Cost includes Camp T-Shirt

Learn more and register at

CUHS Team Volleyball Camp

Improve Your Competitive Volleyball Skills
Instruction by Gold Medal Square
When: August 5–8th, 8:30am–5:30pm
Where: Corning Union High School Gyms
Cost: $195 per person (includes t-shirt)

Register online with Gold Medal Square:
Call Mike Albee with questions: 530-520-6204

Spartan Volleyball Camp at RBHS

Age: Girls 4th–9th Grade
When: June 23rd–27th
Signup Deadline: 1st Day of Camp
Cost: $60 for Entire Camp

NO CHECKS AFTER MAY 10th (Cash and money orders after May 10)
Enrollment pamphlets are available in the RBHS
For more information call 529-8710

Wilcox Oaks Golf Club Junior Golf Summer Workshop, Red Bluff

Wilcox offers a six week summer workshop for kids. Each player is grouped by age and number of holes of play they are capable of. Great for learning key skills.

When: Starts June 17 – July 29 (six Tuesdays with the week of July 4th off).
Ages: 5–18 years
Cost: $25 per child/$5 for each additional sibling. Must have your own clubs.

Call the Pro Shop for details at 527-7087.

Spartan Basketball Camp at RBHS

 4th Grade and Up (Boys and Girls)
When: June 9th–13th
Signup Deadline: 1st Day of Camp
Cost: $50 for Entire Camp
NO CHECKS AFTER MAY 1st (Cash and money orders after May 1)
Enrollment pamphlets are available in the RBHS student store
For more information call 529-8710

Angie Miller Basketball Camps

Where: Camps held at Lassen View School, Highway 99E, Los Molinos
Cost: $50 for 1st & 2nd graders / $75 for 3rd-12th graders
(Sign up for the grade that they will be entering in the fall)
June 16-20:
1st-2nd grade: 9-11:30am
3rd-4th grade: 11:45am-2:45pm

June 23-27:
5th-6th grade: 9am-Noon
7th-8th grade: 12:15-3:15pm

June 30-July 3:
9th-12th grade: 9am-Noon

To receive a brochure, email Angie at or call 530-514-2712

Tehama Family Fitness Center

Kids Fit Camp
Learn dance with Royal King Dance Academy, yoga/fitness FUNdamentals and healthy nutritional eating (snack provided)!

When: June 23rd-July 10th (Monday-Thursday),
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Call for information- Aubrie or Casi, 528-8656

Reading Activities & Challenges

Visit the Library: Paws to Read!

The Tehama County Library, with locations in Red Bluff, Corning and Los Molinos, is planning a “Paws to Read” themed program that will include pet themed stories, crafts, special guests and a lot of fun projects. There will also be a pet adoption day at the library.

NOTE: In partnership with the animal shelter. A pennies for pets drive will be ongoing this summer with the proceeds going to the local shelters.

Monday’s @ Los Molinos Library: June 16–July 21 / 10:00am–11:30am
Tuesday’s @ Corning Library: June 17–July 22 / 10:00am–11:30am
Wednesday’s @ Red Bluff Library: June 18–July 23 / 10:00am–11:30am

For those students who participate in Accelerated Reader at school, all three libraries will be test sites for the program. / 530-527-0604

Join Barnes and Noble 2014 Summer Reading Challenge
Imagination’s Destination

A great way for kids to earn a free book by keeping a summer reading journal. Read any eight books and record them in your journal. Include to whom you would recommend each books and why. Then bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noable store between May 20 and September 2nd, 2014 and choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured.

Visit www.BN.COM/summerreading

Play Disc Golf

Disc (Frisbee) Golf
Dog Island and Samuel Ayers Parks

Enjoy playing a round of disc golf at this park located near downtown Red Bluff.

Where: North Main Street, Red Bluff
No charge to play.
Ages: All skill levels welcome. Bring your own frisbees.

Cool Off in the Pool

McGlynn Pool, Red Bluff

 Opens June 9th!
Where: 119 Sycamore Street, Red Bluff
Hours: Monday–Saturday 1-5:00pm
(closed on Sundays).
Admission: $2 general and $1 seniors. (Season passes are available!)

Swim Lessons
Session 1: June 9-June 20
Session 2: June 23-July 3
Session 3: July 7-July 18

Ages: 6 months to adult
$30 per session for 1st child / $28 for additional family members
When:  Monday-Friday. Each class is 30 minutes. Each session 2 weeks.
Time: Sessions are offered morning and evenings. Check for times.
Sign-ups: begin May 28 at the Community Center.

Private Rentals
Pool available on Sundays for private rentals! Tiny tot pools begin at $25 per hour and the large pool begins at $60 per hour.

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 527-8181.

Teddy Pohler Memorial Pool

When: Open June 9th–August 15th
Where: 1414 Colusa Street, Corning

Public swim hours:
Monday–Friday: 1:00–5:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am–5:00pm

Evening Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Closed Sundays.
Admission is $1.50 for Children / $2.00 for Adults

Swim Lesson Sign-Ups:
June 9-13 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at the pool.
Two-week sessions start June 16 and end August 8th
Cost is $20 per 2 week session.

For more information, call 824-7062.

Take an Art Class

The Green Room Community Art Studio
331 Oak Street, Red Bluff (next to the State Theatre)
To register for classes, visit:
or call Suzanne Muench at 530-690-2200

Beginning Fly Tying Class

Students will learn beginning fly tying techniques and each class will offer
a unique version. Pre-registration required to be able to order tool kits.

Taught by: Kaden Swart
Ages: 10 years and up
When: June 9th, 11th, 13th
Time: 1–2:30pm
Cost: $50.00 for all three classes.

Students receive wood-crafted beginning tying tool box and supplies for class.


Art lessons based on geometric principles

Taught by: Anne Keeler
Ages: 10–14
Time: 10:00–11:30am
Cost: $10 per class or $8/class if you sign up for all three.

June 17th: Geom-Art (The Color Wheel) using geometry to create art.
Students will create their own original color wheel.
June 24th: Geom-Art (Tesselations) using geometry to create art.
Students will create their own original tessellation patterns.
July 15th: Geom-Art (Reflections) using geometry to create art.Students will use reflections to complete a mixed media art piece.

Advance registration is requested.

Visit Farmer’s Markets

Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber
of Commerce Farmers Market

Talk to local producers, learn what is grown locally and receive tips on how
to prepare fresh fruits and veggies at home.

June 7-September 27:
“Market by the River” Saturdays mornings from
7:30am to Noon at the City Park in Red Bluff.
June 18-September 10: Wednesday evenings “Market Downtown” from
5–8pm on Washington and Pine Streets in downtown Red Bluff.

For more information, call 527-6220, ext. 301
or visit

Frontier Village Farmers Market

Where:645 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff
When: every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

Check the website for weekly activities
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Places to Visit: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Hike in the Park

With over 150 miles of hiking trails to choose from, your are sure to find the
level you and your friends are most comfortable with, from easy to strenuous.
Check out the Reach Higher Trail Challenge and FitKid programs
to enrich your hiking experience.

Camp in the Park

The park has over 450 camping sites at 8 locations from fairly rustic to
RV friendly. Certain sites may be reserved in advance while others are
first come first serve. Visit or call 1-877-444-6777 for more

Camp in Cabins at Manzanita Lake

Twenty new cabins can accommodate up to eight people. 1-room, 2-room
and bunk cabins rent for $63 or $89 and are available 5/23 to 10/13. For
reservations call: 1-877-444-6777 or visit

Rent a Kayak

Single and double kayaks are available at the Manzanita Lake Camper
Store, to rent between 10am and 4pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Rates begin at $15 for 1 hour or $25 for 2 hours

Join the Kids Club

Just like park rangers, junior rangers are important people who help
preserve and protect Lassen Volcanic National park and all its features for
present and future generations.

Ask for a Chipmunk Club activity card or Junior Ranger booklet at the Loomis
Museum or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

Special Events at Lassen

Ranger-led Programs: June 21 through September 1, 2014
Lassen offers a variety of ranger-led programs to help you discover your
national park. Program formats include daytime talks, evening programs,
guided hikes, historical reenactments, kids programs, and night sky viewing.
A program schedule and descriptions are posted at the Loomis Museum,
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, and park campgrounds

Dark Sky Festival: Friday, August 1 through
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Join us for this annual event as visitors, park
rangers, astronomers, and planetary geologists
celebrate all that is out of this world. Special
programs, presentations, hikes, and Junior
Ranger Night Explorer activities will be offered during the festival.