Art and Science Camps & Classes

                           Art Studio 95003                   Science Exploration             

Art Studio 95003 & Science Exploration Day Camps

Due to the uncertainty of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently collecting payments for future programs. As registrations open for programs, we will be contacting customers and processing registrations from the waiting list for each activity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up for the waitlist for an activity if you are interested in registering for it if/when it becomes available.

Children enrolled in both camps should bring a sack lunch for a supervised lunch and organized games from 12:00-1:00 PM.

All program supplies, field trips, and special guest speakers are included in the registration fee. The staff-to-child ratio is 1:8 or better. In order for participants to get the most from the program, it is recommended that they attend the program each day, and have an interest in learning about art and/or science. Send your child with a lunch and snacks each day, wearing closed-toe shoes (e.g. sneakers).

A week before camp begins, parents will receive an information handbook and an emergency information card. Please be sure to review the information in the handbook and fill out the emergency card completely. The emergency card must be given to the site staff on the first day of camp.     Click on a program number to register (e.g. #18362)

Art Studio 95003

Designed to introduce various media to participants, build drawing and painting skills, and instill a life-long love for creating art. Students will have a chance to express themselves using a variety of techniques in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking and collage. Students work from still life, landscape, figure and their imagination using charcoal, oil pastel, pencil, watercolor, mixed-media, and acrylic painting on canvas board! Instructor: A founding member of Renaissance Art & Science Camp, Kathy DeWild is a credentialed teacher and has been with the County Parks Department for over 25 years. 

Art Studio 95003 - Ages 6-12 - Aptos Village Park - M-F. 9AM-12PM
6/15-6/19 $150 / $165 #8586


Science Exploration

Are you looking for a fun time this summer? Have you ever wanted to launch a rocket? Are you curious about how our muscles work, or the difference between acids and bases? Would you like to hike in a creek? You could do all this and more at this amazing science camp, which has a fun, hands-on science focus. We’ll also enjoy active games everyday. Instructor: Scott Gentile has taught at County Parks science camps at Aptos Park since 2001, and Science Sleuths at Quail Hollow Ranch since 2015. He has a BA in English and a BS in Biology, with minors in secondary education, theater, and making children laugh.  Scott taught outdoor education for twelve years at the Web of Life Field School, and is now teaching classes to the ATEAM Homeschool Community in San Jose during the school year. His hobbies include playing baseball, listening to music, and spending time in nature.

Science Explorations - Ages 6-12 - Aptos Village Park - M-F. 1-5PM
6/15-6/19 $150 / $165 #8587



Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831)