Campus Hosts Youth Camps for Arts, Horses and Sports

Campus Hosts Youth Camps for Arts, Horses and Sports
Men's soccer coach Paul Caligiuri, center, performs a drill with children in a previous summer sports camp.
Children learn to ride horses at an earlier Horse Camp.
A child peers from his mask during a previous Summer Arts Academy.

Summer time is almost here, and Cal Poly Pomona is offering a broad assortment of summer camps for children. Three different camps focus on visual and performing arts, equestrian skills and athletics for children. These camps provide a fun and safe learning environment for youths to enhance their creativity, develop leadership skills and build an active lifestyle, among other things.

Summer Arts Academy

Through the Academy for Literacy through the Arts, the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center will host the fifth annual Summer Arts Academy for students ages 7-16. The program will be held July 7 to Aug. 1 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes will cover a variety of the arts such as creative writing, mixed media, theatre and photography. It costs $450 for a four-week session. The fee covers the cost of instruction, supplies, snacks and field trips. Scholarships will be available based on demonstrated financial need.  Registration forms and payment must be mailed no later than June 2.  Space is limited. For more information on the Summer Arts Academy, call Jonnie Owens at (909) 869-4689 or visit their web site.

Horse Camp

Children ages 10-17 will have a galloping good time by attending Cal Poly Pomonas horse camp at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. Kids will learn basic equation, horsemanship and arts and crafts centered on the horse. Space is limited. Horse camp runs July 21-25 or Aug. 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and costs $350 each week. For more information, call Kelly Pia at (909) 869-4988.

Summer Sports Camp

Bronco Athletics will offer summer sports camps and clinics from June 23 to Aug. 8 for children interested in building social and athletic skills. Programs are available for baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball for students ages 6-17. With an excellent coaching staff and outstanding support from Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes, Bronco camps and clinics offer a positive experience for children. Registration is available online. Camps cost $115 to $225. A discount is available for multiple enrollments and for Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff. For more information on the summer sports camps and clinics, call the Athletics Department at (909)869-2810 or visit their web site.