Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, June 10, 2013.|
Classes/places to go
Summer camps, classes and clinics throughout the year. Beginners to Intermediate levels. Open to boys and girls of all ages. Locations in Atherton, Belmont, Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills.
E-mail: Email@AthertonLacrosse.com. Call 888-526-3330.
Camp Unalayee Association
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Since 1949, Camp Unalayee, a nonprofit camp, has operated as a summer multicultural resident camp in Trinity Alps Wilderness in Northern California. Through backpacking and outdoor living, children ages 10-17 learn cooperative living and ecological awareness. Three two-week sessions. Financial aid available. Transportation provided from the Bay Area.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-969-6313.
City of Mountain View Recreation Division - Youth Services
201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View . Fun and creative classes for young people in three age groups: preschool, elementary and middle school/teens. Preschool programs include gymnastics, dance, music, theater and more, with age-appropriate physical and cognitive skills. Elementary school-age programs include ballet, jazz dance, tap dance, Tae Kwon Do, cartooning, Theater in the Park and summer day camps, singing, nature study, arts and crafts and field trips. Middle and high school-age programs include camp, dance, theater, open gym, events and the Mountain View House Teen Center.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-903-6331.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. See entry in Arts (Museums) section. Call 650-810-1010.
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Palo Alto Arts and Sciences Division offers dance classes each quarter for children ages 2-18 in ballet, hip hop, modern dance and capoeira. Call 650-463-4900.
Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. L-3, Palo Alto. A nonprofit community dance project offering ongoing classes for all ages, including creative dance, ballet and modern dance for children.
E-mail: email@example.com . Call 650-858-2005.
Dreams and Futures
1000 Villa St., Mtn. View. The Mountain View Police Department runs an award-winning program for at-risk youth. The summer day-camp program runs from June-August for children in grades 4-7 and emphasizes teamwork and building self-esteem. Recreation leaders assist police volunteers in leading activities such as athletics, field trips and decision-making programs as well as classes in writing and computer skills. Free. Transportation is provided. Program is through teacher referral. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-903-6344.
City of Palo Alto program offers quarterly classes and activities plus summer camps and aquatics. Drawing, photography, fishing, hiking, swimming, softball, basketball, ballroom dancing and more. Enrollment for middle school athletics for Jordan, JLS and Terman students. Pick up an Enjoy catalog at Palo Alto recreation centers and libraries.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-463-4900.
Foothill College Observatory
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. View stars, planets and galaxies through a 16-inch reflecting telescope. Open on clear nights. Closed when cloudy. Free to all ages. $3 parking. Call 650-949-7334.
26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills . Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farming, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Programs include summer camp, environmental education, public programs, community supported agriculture, hostel and facility rentals, volunteers and more.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-949-8650; 650-949-9704 for public programs.
150 Watkins Ave., Atherton . Classes include music for families, folk dance, dog training, spinning and tennis.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-752-0534; for tennis classes, call Alan Margot at 650-752-0540.
iD Tech Camps
42 West Campbell Ave., Ste. 301, Campbell. Technology programs -- iD Tech Camps, iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy --are offered for ages 7-18 at more than 60 universities, including Stanford University. in the U.S. Also offers online learning at iDTech365.com. Call 408-871-3732; 888-709-TECH (8324).
Lingling Yang Violin Studio
Palo Alto . Offers private violin instructions to children 7 and up and adults for all levels. Year-round enrollment. Audition required for intermediate and advanced violin players. Taught by classically trained violinist. Students include award winners at violin competitions and members of PACO, CYS, and ECYS.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-456-7648.
Menlo Park Community Services Department
701 Laurel St., Menlo Park . Dance, art, martial arts, gymnastics, sports, swimming , picnics and more, plus numerous community-wide special events throughout the year.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-330-2200.
Mimi Dye School of Music
330 Melville Ave., Palo Alto. Locations in north and south Palo Alto. Offers year-round private and group music lessons for violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano from very beginners to advanced. Children 4 yrs and older and adults. Also offers Topaz Youth Orchestra.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-856-2423.
Mitchell Park Youth and Teen Center: The Drop
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Drop is a free after-school drop-in center, offering computer/homework lab, homework assistance, break dancing, game tournaments, pool table, ping-pong, big-screen TV, cooking and more. During reconstruction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the Teen Center will be located at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road.
E-mail: Jessica.Lewis@cityofpaloalto.org. Call 650-329-2390.
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum
Severyns Ave., Bldg. 126, Mtn. View . Displays aircraft models and artifacts from important eras post-1930. An actual P2 and P3 are outside the museum. Tours of the museum and tour of outside of Hangar 1.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-964-4024.
Mountain View House Teen Center
298 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. The Teen Center is a free drop-in program for middle school students. Supervised by trained recreation leaders, teens receive homework help and can participate in arts and crafts, billiards, foosball, video games, boards games and more. Call 650-903-6331.
Mountain View Public Library
585 Franklin St., Mtn. View . Information center for the community and place for exchange of information and ideas. Call 650-903-6887.
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Permanent and rotating collections of antiques and selected items from private collections, celebrating the effects of innovation. Classes, lectures and events.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-321-1004.
Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Art classes for children, teens and adults. Galleries. Eight week-long summer camps from June-August for kids and teens, plus spring and summer art classes.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-321-3891.
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto . Offers year-round art classes and workshops for children ages preschool and up. Project LOOK! offers a docent-led tour of current exhibitions with a hands-on activity that follows in the Project LOOK! studio.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-329-2366.
Palo Alto Family YMCA Ventura Activity Center
3900 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. The center for local teens provides tutoring, homework assistance, and supervised sports and recreation.Sponsored by the Palo Alto Family YMCA, and the City of Palo Alto's Recreation and Positive Alternatives for Youth departments.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-842-2753.
Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto . Fun and learning go together for children and their families in the hands-on, interactive exhibits and mini-zoo. The zoo houses bobcats, a red-tailed hawk and bats. The museum offers science classes, summer camps and an outreach program to local schools. Free admission, donations are welcome. Call 650-329-2111.
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Parents Place helps parents, caregivers and educators support children at all ages, offering parenting workshops, parent coaching, child behavior and school support, clinical and special needs services, parent/child activity groups, and child and family therapy. The mobile program brings Parent Education workshops to work sites, libraries and community organizations.
E-mail: ParentsPlacePeninsula@jfcs.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-688-3040.
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame . Educational offerings at the Center for Compassion include tours for up to 24 people, summer camp for 9-12-year-olds, an after-school program for 10-12-year-olds, and events for adults and families. Career-based programs for high school students are held at the San Mateo shelter, 12 Airport Blvd.
E-mail: amyd@PHS-SPCA.org. Call 650-340-7022, ext. 308.
Peninsula Youth Theatre
2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View . Peninsula Youth Theatre, a nonprofit, home company of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, operates a school of performing arts for children ages 3.5-18 yrs.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-988-8798.
Portola Valley Town Center
765 Portola Road, Portola Valley . Various classes for kids and adults such as art, karate, science and nature, yoga, zumba and more.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-851-1700, ext. 200.
San Mateo County History Museum
See entry in Arts (Museums) section.
Violin-Viola Studios of Palo Alto
528 Hilbar Lane, Palo Alto. Affiliated with Music Studios of Palo Alto. Offers year-round private music lessons for violin and viola. Beginners to advanced. Children 7 yrs and up and adults. Director: r. Call 650-328-1520.