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Plenty of summer fun for kids of all ages
Carnegie summer camp
The Carnegie Arts Center will be once again hosting their Summer Art Camp that will teach registrants all things drawing and painting (Photo contributed),

Need to keep the little ones busy this summer? Luckily, several Turlock organizations will be hosting events and camps throughout the time off from school, and there’s a bit of something for everyone regardless of interests.

For those into art, the Carnegie Arts Center will be once again hosting their Summer Art Camp that will teach registrants all things drawing and painting. Each class lasts an entire week, with classes running from June 12 to the week of July 31. Registration for the classes can be found at Additionally, the center will continue to host their Family Fridays, which is free every week and is aimed at providing fun, educational and creative activities for families. June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. also marks the return of the center’s Block Party, a free public event that welcomes community members to enjoy games, music, food and vendors.

Children can also get their hands dirty at the Turlock Community Gardens on 4105 Crowell Rd. On June 10 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the organization will be hosting Community Day. Activities at Community Day include storytelling, painting, gardening, plant swaps, playdates and community item swaps.

And while the events at Carnegie and the Turlock Community Garden have to do with lots of hands-on activities, the folks at Alegria Performing Arts Academy at 320 E. Main St. allow the kids to get their feet moving too. At Alegria, there will be the Triple Threat Summer Camp from June 26 to 29 for children ages seven and up. From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, children will go through 45 minutes of voice, 45 minutes of acting and 45 minutes of dance with a break in between.  Those interested are encouraged to call or text (925) 980-5683.

TK-6 grade students enrolled in the Turlock Unified School District have a unique opportunity to keep their minds sharp in the summertime with the City of Turlock’s free Expanded Learning Opportunity Program. From June 7 to July 28 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the campuses of Turlock High and Pitman High, students can participate in academic and intervention support, enrichment activities and other hands on engagement. Parents can register their children by logging onto Registration information can be obtained by calling the City of Turlock at (209) 668-5594 or by emailing

The learning opportunities continue at the Mathnasium Math Learning Center at 2842 Geer Rd. Those in grades second through eighth grades can schedule an assessment at or by calling (209) 348-6284. Tuition assistance is available.

Over at the Turlock Library at 550 N. Minaret Ave., Story Time Thursdays are back every week in the month of June at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Makerspaces will also be on hand on June 6 with marble painting, June 13 with jewelry and June 27 with a relax and color session. Other dates to remember include a Video Game Day celebration on June 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., a Pokemon Day celebration on June 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Turlock Lego Building Challenge on June 20 from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To keep the kiddos active, the coaches and student athletes at Stanislaus State will be hosting a number of camps again this summer. Camps this summer are for basketball, soccer, volleyball and tennis as well as an all-sports camp. Between the five sports, there are 25 different camps scheduled for varying dates, times and prices. Those interested are encouraged to click on the sport of interest at