Groups preparing for happy campers with 'Summer Showcase' event today

Event offers public opportunity to meet instructors, register early

As summer nears, it's time to start thinking about camps and classes offered over the summer.

Each year, the city of Pleasanton has several programs to offer, so it has set up a summer showcase event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave. The free event will offer the public an opportunity to meet instructors, see demonstrations and sign up early before online registration opens Monday.

To learn more about the city programs, call 931-5340 or see the summer activity guide online at

For students in grades six through 11, Tri-Valley Community Television is again putting on its TV Camp. Designed for those considering a career in TV or video production, the 20-hour camp includes an introduction to studio production, field production, writing, producing and digital video editing. At the end, groups will produce their own TV program.

In its second year, organizers are encouraging those interested in participating to register quickly as it sold out last year.

This year's two sessions will be held from June 14-18 and Aug. 9-12, lasting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The fee is $495 and registration is limited. For more information, visit or call 462-3030.

A new offering this year is Camp Galileo for pre-K to fifth-graders. Operating by Galileo Learning, it offers creative art, science and outdoor summer enrichment curriculum at Carden West School. The camp curriculum is developed in partnership with the de Young Museum, Tech Museum of Innovation and Klutz, with learning themes including Adventures in Flight, Ocean Expeditions and Egyptian Art.

The camp has sessions from June 21 through Aug. 6. Fees range from $349 for one week of camp to $1,296 for four weeks. There is also the option to add on extended care for mornings and evenings and financial assistance is available. For details, call 1-800-854-3684 or visit

--Emily West

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