Alameda Recreation & Park Department (ARPD) has prepared another summer of programs for kids. ARPD’s Summer Day Camp has been around since 1953, and the department is proud to announce it has, once again, been voted the Best Camp in Alameda Magazine’s “Best of Alameda Contest.” Campers can enroll in one of three programs: Hidden Cove, Trails End or Trailblazers.
The Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) will host its annual “Sunrise Club” Summer Day Camp for youth ages 6 to 12, Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 16.
At 1900 Third St. in Alameda, ABGC will provide kids with unique activities inspired by fun weekly themes and provide daily breakfast and lunch to all campers. Themes include “Around the World,” “Decade Week” and “All Things Local.” Four field trips will occur including a trip to the Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space & Science Center, California Academy of Sciences and California’s Great America.
Back for its second year, “Political and Proud, Young Women Take the Lead” returns to celebrate the work of young women leaders in the Alameda community Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The evening features a discussion with young women like Eman Khatri of Alameda High School, who earned Girls Inc. of the Island City’s Women Who Dare Teen Award and Amy Chu, an Encinal High School alum studying environmental economics and policy at UC Berkeley.
The City of Alameda celebrated the grand opening of Littlejohn Park’s new playground on March 27. Billed as “Alameda’s newest all-inclusive playground,” the facilities provide access to children with “varying levels of physical, emotional and developmental abilities so they can play and learn together.” Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Susan Deutsch of the city’s Commission on Disability presented the new facility to the community just before a wheelchair basketball game hosted by the Center for Independent Living began.
Four promising young scientists from the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) participated in the Golden Gate Science, Technology, Engineerying and Mathmatics (STEM) Fair and three received awards on Saturday, March 23, in Sausalito. Aidan Gleason, Michael Pham, Katherine Supremo and Emma Willoughby all qualified to attend the Golden Gate event by winning a first place ribbon at ACLC’s annual Science Fair, which was judged by UC Berkeley graduate students in December.