May 29, 2010
First Lutheran School of Burbank will offer "Time in the Son" summer camp program for children ages 5 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 through Aug. 13. An extended day-care program will also be offered to the children attending summer camp from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at no additional charge. Registration is $130, and weekly rates are $90 for three days a week and $130 for five days a week. For more information, call (818) 848-3076 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities include daily chapel time, weekly field trips, computers and a talent show.
December 3, 2013
Jack Volpei first heard about the YMCA's summer camp in 1963. He was told it would be good for his son, who was then 7 years old. And it was free. “I thought there was a catch,” Volpei said. That year, Volpei got involved with the Burbank YMCA. Every year since, he's helped the Y send more kids to camp through its sale of Christmas trees, the largest annual fundraiser for the Burbank YMCA Service Club. About 1,600 trees were sold last year. On Monday night, Volpei and his fellow volunteers prepared the lot, located at Victory and Burbank boulevards, by cleaning the lot and giving the trees a good watering.
April 12, 2003
Laura Sturza Parents who were unhappy with the city's summer-camp registration method, which had people camping out in George Izay Park to be first in line, can use the city's new lottery registration system starting Monday. "We surveyed our folks and people were more interested in doing it online or randomly," said Mike Flad, director of Park, Recreation and Community Services. "[This way] everyone has the same opportunity to sign their kids up."
May 11, 2002
A few years ago, I was driving down Olive Avenue past George Izay Park and spied an unusual scene -- scores of people sitting in lawn chairs, pitching tents, all queued along the sidewalk leading toward the Olive Recreation Center. Curious, I stopped and asked a bystander, "What are you guys in line for?" The somber reply: "Summer camp." Ah, summer camp. For kids, it begins the week after school ends in June. For parents, sign-up began at 7 a.m. May 4, when the choice spots in the summer camp programs at McCambridge, Verdugo and Robert Gross parks are ripe for the taking.
December 14, 2002
The Muscular Dystrophy Assn. is accepting applications to fill volunteer positions as summer camp counselors for its camp July 6 to 12 at Loyola Mary- mount University in Los Angeles. Camp counselors must be at least 16, and physically able to lift a child. Each counselor is assigned to serve as a companion for a camper -- a young person between 6 and 21 who is affected by a neuromuscular disease. Counselors help their campers with daily activities such as feeding, bathing and dressing, and in recreational activities such as arts and crafts and swimming.
June 25, 2003
Molly Shore Jasmine Hansen can scream really loud, and was encouraged to do so Wednesday as part of a summer camp program at First Lutheran Church School. "I would scream, and I would run and ask for help because I don't want to get kidnapped," said the 9-year-old, who was taking part in a role-playing exercise. Jasmine was one of 40 children 5 to 10 who listened and participated in Patrice Shattil's Keep Kids Safe program, which teaches children how to be safe when they're not at home or school.
August 9, 2006
Sporting a red Mohawk and donning an orange T-shirt, Nikolas Bakas bounced off a mini-trampoline and landed feet-first on a mat. The 7-year-old repeated the gymnastics routine on Tuesday during a practice session at Golden State Gymnastics, a Burbank gym. Nikolas and other children his age and older took part in the last week of the Jumpin' Gymnastics Summer Camp. "It's been a really great summer," camp director Shannon Smith Grant said. "It's been our biggest summer camp yet."
August 6, 2005
Sarah Hill Twirling a neon-colored friendship bracelet, Bailey Lagood, 10, listened to her friend Sydnee Valdes, 10, explain how she'd discovered butterflies, spiders and snails in different parts of the Verdugo Recreation Center. Sydnee and Bailey are participating in "Summer Daze," a daily summer camp program ran through the city of Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. It's a 10-week program that is about to start its eighth week on Monday.
August 31, 2002
Jackson Bell Josh Mora didn't let anything, including his hearing impairment, keep him from participating in his favorite summer camp. He attended the 10-week Summer Daze camp at McCambridge Park, participating in all the activities with the other children. From arts and crafts to sports and swimming, and weekly excursions to attractions such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, the 8-year-old did it all with a little help from a sign-language interpreter.