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Three-Day Robotics Camp at NMSU

The New Mexico Engineering Resource Network, New Mexico State University College of Engineering, will host a beginning robotics camp in Las Cruces July 10-12 for students ages 10 and older.

The three-day camp is an intro­duction to robotics using radio­controlled components and other supplies that might be found in any homeowner’s garage.

Campers will utilize the en­gineering design process as they build a robot with teammates. The robot will be used in a competition at the end of camp. The camp is a great way to prepare for the BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) robotics competition sponsored by the NMSU College of Engineering. In addition to build­ing a robot for competition, stu­dents will work in teams, write an engineering manual, learn basic tool skills and be exposed to a vari­ety of engineering technologies.

Shelly Gruenig, coach of the award-winning Rio Rancho Robo Runners, coordinates the camp.

The camp will be held on the NMSU Las Cruces campus (room will be announced), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 10-12, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 19. The cost is $50.

To register online, visit http://

For more information, con­tact the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at 646-2913 or [email protected] 

Register for Youth Basketball Camps

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is conduct­ing registration for Youth Basketball Camps through Monday, July 29, at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

Camp dates are July 29-Aug. 2, and will take place at Meerscheidt Recreation Center gymnasiums. Space is limited and is on a first­come, first-served basis.

Camps will be from 8 a.m. to noon for children age 8-12. Cost is $45. Camps will be from 1 to 3 p.m. for children aged 4 to 7. Cost is $30. 

The camps will focus on team attitude, interaction, dribbling, ball handling, shooting, rebounding, passing, defense, listening skills and many other fundamentals of basket­ball. In addition, participants will be offered daily competition.

For more information, call 541-2563. The TTY number is 541-2771. 

Running Program Started

Teens can keep fit and improve their skills

Las Cruces Running Club (LCRC) is spon­soring a youth summer running program, free to boys and girls aged 13 through high school.

Funded by a grant from the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department (LCPRD), the program is designed to help teenagers stay active in the summer and de­velop and improve their running skills. The program is designed for all youth runners, re­gardless of activity or experience level.

The program is headed by LCRC board member Silvia (Veronica) Montoya – a for­mer standout distance runner at Oñate High School – with assistance from other adult run­ners and running coaches. It is not restricted to students at any particular school. The program is part of a cooperative agreement between LCRC and LCPRD to provide more opportu­nities for runners, both young and old.

The program meets early mornings on weekdays.

“Daily attendance is not mandatory, as we recognize that kids and families have many activities and vacations during the summer,” Montoya said. “However, regular attendance is encouraged, to develop good running skills and motivation that can last a lifetime. The program is not for the faint of heart – or legs,
 no matter at what level. We get out there and work hard. We want our kids not only to represent their schools and communities but we want to encourage and teach our youth to stay active. Sports can change a youth’s life, when it’s fun. You don’t have to be part of a school to enjoy distance running. Now is the time to teach our youth good running habits, while making it enjoyable, so we can have healthier kids.”

For more information, call Montoya at 639-0627. 

SEMAA Summer Camps 

For more information, contact Ligia Ford, ligios at or 575-646-7524. 

Camp 8: July 24-28, Reverse Engineering 

5th Grade Only (completed by May 2013)    

Camp 1: June 3-7Build to Express (8:30 am-11:30 am)

5th -6th Grades only/completed by May 2013

Camp 2: June 3-7, LEGO NXT Robotics “Battle of the Bots” (1:30 pm-4:30 pm) 

6-8th grades completed by May 2013

Camp 3: June 10-14, WEDO Robotics (8:30 am-11:30 am)

5th Grade Only (completed by May 2013)

Camp 4: June 10-14, Science Olympiad Camp (1:30 pm-4:30 pm)

6-8th grades completed by May 2013

Camp 5: June 17-21, Tinkering Studio (8:30 am-11:30 am)

7th-8th Grades only/completed by May 2013 

Camp 6: June 17-21, LEGO NXT Robotics  “Battle of the Bots” (1:30p-4:30p)

6-8th grades completed by May 2013

Family Camp: Saturday, June 22, Micro-G Robotics Camp (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

6-8th grades and one parent/guardian. Grades completed by May 2013

This camp has limited space 15 students & 15 parents/guardians.

Camp 7: June 24-28, WEDO Robotics (8:30 am-11:30 am)

5th Grade Only (completed by May 2013)                                                                

Music Camps

Southwest Music Academy,, Middle & High  School camps, plus Elementary camps: June 10-14, 2 sessions, and June 17-21.       

Academy of Music and Dance,, Music, Dance,  Kindermusic, and much more!                                                                                             

City of Las Cruces Parks & Rec Summer Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Section will be accepting registration applications for all specialty camps, aquatics activities and the 2013 Summer Recreation Program. Registration for all aquatics activities and Summer Rec Programs are by lottery only. 

WHERE: Meerscheidt Recreation Cetnter, 1501 E. Hadley

WHEN: March 15th - May 4th, Wednesdays - Fridays from 12:00pm - 8:00pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation are pleased to provide camps for the community's youth. These camps will provide quality instruction for all levels from beginner to advanced. For additional information, please call 575-541-2561 or email athletics at                                                                                          

Golf Camp, June 3 - June 7 (Ages 6 - 12)

Get Fit Get Real Camp, June 3 - June 28 

Soccer Camp, June 10 - June 14 (Ages 6 - 12) 

Baseball/Softball Camp, June 17 - June 21 (Ages 6 - 12) 

Cheer Camp, July 8 - July 12 (Ages 10 - 14) 

Football Camp, July 8 - July 12 (Ages 10 - 14) 

Get Fit Get Real Camps, July 8 - August 2 

Volleyball Camp, July 15 - July 19 (Ages 11 - 14)              

Swimming Camps

NMSU Swim School,,  three 3-week sessions for ages 3 - 18.

Session I: May 28-June 13
Session II: June 17-July 3
Session III: July 8-24
NMSU will present a swim school open to the public. The program is divided into three sessions held throughout the summer months. The classes meet Monday through Thursday and offer morning and afternoon classes. The class levels are preschool, beginner, intermediate and advanced. The minimum age requirement is three years old. For the preschool and beginner classes the sessions are 30 minutes long and cost $75 per session. Intermediate and advanced class sessions are 45 minutes long and cost $95.
CONTACT: Sasha Garcia 575-646-3518, [email protected]                                  

Gym Magic summer camp schedule:                           

Summer Swim Team with Las Cruces Swim League & LC Aquatic Club, visit to register. 7 weeks for $180, includes team suit, team cap and goggles, plus 3 practice sessions each week. Direct questions to (575) 652-7946.          


Zero Gravity, offering 7 weeks of summer camp, Website:,  [email protected]: Gym, Dance, Parkour, and Cheer

Gym Magic summer camp schedule: Gym, Cheer, Dance, and  Swim

Cruces Gymnastics Academy:     575-527-9113, [email protected]                                                  

NMSU Sports Camps

NMSU has started registration for Sports Camp 2013. Camp will consist of seven sessions beginning June 10. Each session will last a week. NMSU Sports Camp accommodates children between the ages of 5-12 and offers a variety of fun activities and games including rock climbing and swimming each day. Rates begin at $125 for a camper’s first session, then go to $110 for each subsequent session. Sign-up quickly, sessions cap at 60 campers.          

Architecture Camp

4th Annual Architecture Discovery Camp to be July 8-19

The Pre-Architecture program at DACC will offer the 4th Annual Architecture Discovery Camp July 8-19 at the East Mesa Campus. This two-week program is designed for middle and high school students interested in architecture and related fields. Student eligibility includes having completed sixth grade, and not yet graduated from high school. Instruction is a joint effort provided by DACC professors, Texas Tech University professors, local architects, and local government and business leaders. Cost of the event is $75.
Interested parents should register their child soon - this camp fills quickly. Complete information and parental consent forms may be found at Visit the camp registration webpage at For more information, contact Luis Rios at [email protected] or by phone at 527-7747 or 528-7310.                                                                                                                           

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Phone: 575.522.4100 / Museum Hours:  Mon-Sat: 9a - 5p. Sunday: Noon - 5p

Directions: Exit 1 off of Interstate 25 in Las Cruces and go east 1.5 miles 

The museum’s education department has added some new camps this year and has brought back some of the more popular ones. Children may discover nature, archaeology, sewing, gardening, roping, drawing, learning about animals and more.

The camps are taught by museum staff members and museum volunteers, and pre-registration and a non-refund­able class deposit of $5 is required for each class. For more information, call 522-4100.

Nature Camp: June 4-6, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ages 8-11, $25 for non-mem­bers, $20 for members Come discover the great outdoors. Learn about birds, fossils, plants, critters and all things nature! Participants will take morning nature hikes and discover the wildlife around the museum. Please bring lunch every day.

Archeology Camp: June 11-13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 8-13, $35 for non-members, $30 for members Do you enjoy digging in the dirt and unearthing mysteries? Enjoy three days of hands-on fun as we explore the fasci­nating world of archaeology. Learn about the Cañada Alamosa Project and discov­er how ancient people of the Southwest once lived and survived. Piece together puzzles from the past and participate in a mock dig where you’ll learn to use the tools of an archaeologist. Please bring lunch, a hat and clothes that can get dirty each day.

Sewing Camp: June 18-19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 9-14, $25 for non-members, $20 for members For years, before store-bought cloth­ing became affordable, families made their own garments, blankets, pillow cas­es, etc. Here is a chance to learn their se­crets. Discover how to sew, quilt and read patterns, and learn about the styles and techniques of our ancestors for creating everyday items. The skills learned in this camp could provide the basic training to pursue sewing and quilting as a hobby in the future. Please bring a lunch both days.

From Sprout to Spoon:
June 25-26, 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 6-10, $25 for non-members, $20 for members Dirty hands are the sign of a great gardener! Agriculture has always been an important part of life in New Mexico, and this class will teach students how farming and food both define our past and shape our future. Hands-on gardening activi­ties will culminate with students using vegetables from our greenhouse to make pizza in the museum’s adobe-brick oven.

Ropin’ and Wranglin’: June 26-27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 9-14, $20 for non-members, $15 for members Put on your cowboy hats and grab your bandanas! Come learn about both Old West and modern ranching in New Mexico. Take roping lessons, create a unique brand and learn about the hors­es and cattle here at the Farm & Ranch Museum. Come and earn your spurs in ropin‘ and wranglin‘. Please bring a lunch both days.

Animal Friends: July 9-10, 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 4-7, $35 for non-members, $30 for members This is a class for any child who has ever wanted to meet the animals from the pages of a book. Children will en­counter animals through stories and crafts, then have the opportunity to meet the real thing. The class will in­clude a presentation on being a respon­sible pet owner.

Life in 1957: A Time Travel Experi­ence: July 16-18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 9-14, $30 for non-members, $25 for members Join us on a journey to the year 1957. The U.S. was in the midst of a cold war with Russia and suspicions about Com­munism. Yet amidst duck-and-cover drills and concerns over Sputnik, Ameri­can families were more prosperous than they had been in decades and Elvis rang out across the radio waves. In this camp, students will examine the history of this era and develop characters for a living history time travel presentation on July 18. Come step back in time. Please bring a lunch every day. Parents are encour­aged to attend the time travel from 1 to 2 p.m. July 18.

Lambs and Looms:
July 23-24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 8-14, $35 for non-members, $30 for members Yarn, felt, socks and sweaters. In this camp, students will clean and card wool, learn the basics of spinning and weaving, visit the museum’s animals and learn how to dye wool. Join this fun-filled explora­tion of wool crafting. Please bring a lunch both days.

Paints, Pots, and Portraits: July 29-Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ages 10-16, $40 for non-members, $35 for members Crayons are grand, but are you ready for the next step? Students will learn the basics of charcoal drawing, photography and pottery through hands-on projects, while gaining an understanding of com­position, and aesthetics. Please bring a lunch every day.

Tennis Programs

Tennis - LC Tennis Players Association,

575-527-0299, [email protected] 

The LCTPA hosts classes, clinics, tournaments, and other events for children and adults at the Lions Club courts, on the corner of Melendres and Picacho.                Summer Youth Programs:

Location: Lions Park Tennis Courts, corner of Picacho and Melendrez 

Session days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

5 to 6 yrs.: 8:30 am to 9:15am (Red ball)

7 to 8 yrs.: 8:30 am to 10:0 am (Orange Ball)

9 to 10 yrs.: 8:30 am to 10:00 am (Green Ball)

11 to 14 yrs.: 8:30 am to 10:00 am (Regulation Size Ball)

$60 per session (12 class days) per junior fee is due at the first lesson. Make check payable to LCTPA. Contact Coach Candace at 575-541-0514

NMSU Dance Programs

NMSU Dance Program's Summer Dance Workshop 

July 15 – 21
Open to dancers 11-years-old and up, the workshop will be taught by NMSU dance faculty and students and will feature classes in ballet, modern, jazz and hip-hop. Participants will also learn choreography and perform at the Performing Arts Center on July 20 and 21. The classes will run Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with performances on Saturday and Sunday. The fee is $150 and includes classes, use of costume and two complimentary tickets to the performance.

CONTACT: Ann Gavit, 575-646-2070, [email protected] 

Latina Dance Theater Project’s LOCA Workshop
June 4-8
Latinas Over-the-Top Collaborative Arts (LOCA) is about introducing artists to the idea of developing collaborative performance work by weaving together various disciplines found within the realm of performance, creating rich, creative work. LOCA calls for all interdisciplinary performing artists, dancers, actors, musicians/composers, video artists, writers and directors to join Latina Dance Theater Project’s artists for this exciting and unique workshop. A presentation of participant’s work created out of the process of LOCA will culminate the workshop. This program is for mature high school through professional dancers. The class will run Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $150.

NMSU 4-H Conference

July 8-11
New Mexico State 4-H Conference is an event where youth from all over the state have a chance to compete in contests and participate in leadership building workshops. When competing in the contests, youth have the opportunity to win state titles and qualify to compete nationally. At the workshops, guest presenters provide hands on activities that help youth identify the personal leadership skills and methods to apply back in their communities.
CONTACT: Amy Zemler, 575-646-5204, [email protected]

Branigan Cultural Center

Each workshop at BCC runs two consecutive days (Wednesday - Thursday) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and is open to youth ages 7 to 12, at 501 N. Main St., (575) 541-2154. The cost for each is $10.

Archaeologist in Training: June 12 - 13
Fun, hands-on activities introduce kids to Southwest archaeology! They will hold ceramic sherds and lithics that are hundreds of years old, with the chance to excavate a mock archaeology site to find objects. Please be aware that some of the archaeology dig will be conducted outside, mostly in shade, but sunscreen and hats are a must.

Ceramics of the Southwest: June 19 - 20
Kids learn about Southwest Ceramics and create their own pot and designs. They will then learn how museums and archaeologists care for pots. Kids will get to break a pot and learn how to put it back together.

Retablos: June 26 - 27
Create your own retablo! Retablos are typically small, devotional paintings with religious subjects, often used for home worship. Participants will create a retablo with their choice of design. Both religious and non-religious design ideas will be provided for inspiration.

Sand Painting: July 10 - 11
While Native American and Tibetan sand paintings are traditionally temporary and created for healing purposes, this workshop on sand paintings will result in a permanent and decorative work of art. Each participant will take home their own finished product.

Punched Tin: July 17 - 18
Create your own punched tin project! Punched tin designs are traditionally used to enhance frames, lighting fixtures and other decorative household items.

Las Cruces Museum of Art / (575) 541-2137

Youth classes at MoA, 491 N. Main St., run four consecutive days (Tuesday - Friday) from 9:30am to 11:30am (Morning) or 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Afternoon). The fee for each youth class is $60. Classes are designed for specific age groups.

Week 1: June 4 - 7
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #101
Glass Fusing (ages 9-12) with Annette Paajanen- Class #102
Comic Book & Story Art (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class #103
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ceramics (ages 9-12) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #104
Teen Glass Fusing (ages 13+) with Annette Paajanen - Class #105
World Art Adventures (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta - Class #106

Week 2: June 11 - 14
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 9-12) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #201
World Art Adventures (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class #202
Mixed Media (ages 5-8) with Sonia Payan - Class #203
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #204
Comic Book & Story Art (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class#205
Drawing & Painting (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta- Class #206

Week 3: June 18 - 21
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #301
Drawing & Painting (ages 5-8) with Sonia Payan - Class #302
Glass Fusing (ages 9-12) with Annette Paajanen- Class #303
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ceramics (ages 9-12) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #304
Puppet Workshop (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class#305
World Art Adventures (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta - Class #306

Week 4: June 25 - 28
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 13+) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #401
Mixed Media (ages 5-8) with Sonia Payan - Class #402
Pet Portraits (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class #403
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #404
Nature Drawing (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class #405
Drawing & Painting (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta- Class #406

Week 5: July 9 - 12
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 9-12) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #501
Pet Portraits (ages 5-8) with Adriana Fierro - Class #502
Mixed Media (ages 5-8) with Sonia Payan - Class #503
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #504
Nature Drawing (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta - Class #505
Still Life Drawing (ages 9-12) with Patrick Shaffer - Class #506

Week 6: July 16 - 19
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #601
Asian Art (ages 5-8) with Adriana Fierro - Class #602
World Art (ages 9-12) with Sonia Payan - Class #603
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ceramics (ages 13+) with Patrick Shaffer - Class #604
Mixed Media (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta - Class #605

Week 7: July 23 - 26
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #701
Drawing & Painting (ages 13+) with Sonia Payan - Class #702
Comic Book & Story Art (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class #703
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ceramics (ages 9-12) with Patrick Shaffer - Class #704
Mixed Media (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta - Class #705

Week 8: July 30 - August 2
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Ceramics (ages 5-8) with Dorothy Zitzler - Class #801
Asian Art (ages 9-12) with Adriana Fierro - Class #802
Nature Drawing (ages 9-12) with Sonia Payan - Class#803
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Mixed Media (ages 5-8) with Maria Acosta - Class #804

Week 9: August 6 - August 9
End-of-Summer Visiting Artist Program with Sudeshna Sengupta
Morning Session - 9:30 - 11:30am
Multicultural Art & Design (ages 7-15) - Class #901
Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Peacocks & Paisleys (ages 7-15) - Class #902

Railroad Museum / (575) 647-4480

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum offers its popular scenicking classes again this summer! Participants will build a small diorama, in the process learning techniques for laying track, creating hills and mountains, and various types of landscaping common in model railroad layouts. Workshops run from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The cost is $5 per participant, including materials. Choose from either:

Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 3

Families are highly encouraged to take the class together. Children on their own must be at least 10 years old. Those accompanied by an adult must be at least 8 years old. Free to active duty military and their families through Blue Star Museum program.

Mesilla Valley Christian Schools Camps

3850 Stern Dr., Las Cruces, NM, 88001 / (575) 525-8155

Full Day Classes / 9:00-3:00 / Full Day $160/week
Week of June 3
9:00-3:00 Explode and Explore: A Science Camp – (Entering grades 4-8) Have you ever wondered how dinosaur bones are found? Have you ever looked at a bouncy ball and wondered how it was made? Do Mentos really make Coke explode? How does a volcano work? We will be finding out the answers to these questions and more in this week-long science camp. (Students may opt for ½ day camp.)
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet

July 1 & 2 – 9:00-3:00 Lego Mania Camp – (Entering 2-5) We will spend 2 days building animals, statues, machines and other things with Legos. This is a Monday and Tuesday only so fee is $65 (with $5 discount if paid before 5-24)
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet

Week of July 29
9:00-3:00 – Back to School Boot Camp – (Entering grades 1-8) – It is almost time for back to school. Do you need a little review? The week will include Math, Reading, Science, and History. Students will be grouped by ability and individualized assignments will be given as necessary. (Students may opt for ½ day camp.)
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet and Mrs. Jane Mouttet

Morning Classes / 9:00a-11:45a / Half Day $85/week
Week of June 3
9:00-11:45 Musical Camp – (Entering grades 1-5) – This week-long camp will include learning songs, staging and even designing costumes. Friday at lunch the students will perform for the other students and parents who are able to attend. Taught by Mr. David and Mrs. Ellen Daniels
Week of June 10
9-11:45 Origami Camp – (Entering grades 4-10) – Students will learn the ancient Japanese art of Origami and some of the legends behind certain animals.
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet
9-11:45 Writing/Reading Workshop – (Entering grades 1-3) – We will spend this week working on reading and writing skills using a workshop format.
Taught by Mrs. Jane Mouttet
Week of June 17
9-11:45 – Art is for Everyone Camp – (Entering grades 4-8) – Students will learn the elements and principles of art through looking at famous illustrators and artists. Students will use many different mediums to create their art work.
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet
9-11:45 –Writing/Reading Workshop – (Entering grades 1-3) – We will spend this week working on reading and writing skills using a workshop format.
Taught by Mrs. Jane Mouttet
Week of June 24
9-11:45 – Art is for Everyone Camp – (Entering grades 1-3) - Students will learn the elements and principles of art through looking at famous illustrators and artists. Students will use many different mediums to create their art work.
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet
9-11:45 – Writing Workshop – (Entering grades 4-10) – We will spend this week working on writing skills using a workshop format. Depending on the needs of the students we may also include some Reading Workshop activities
Taught by Mrs. Jane Mouttet

Weeks of July 8 - 26 – Students will be divided up by grade level and the teachers will share the teaching duties. MVCS teachers have shared the skills students need before entering these grades. Those ideas will be incorporated into the instruction. Students may attend 1, 2 or all 3 weeks.
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet and Mrs. Jane Mouttet
July 8 -
9-11:45 – Getting Ready for 2nd Grade (Entering 2nd grade)
9-11:45 – Getting Ready for 3rd Grade (Entering 3rd grade)
July 15 –
9-11:45 – Getting Ready for 2nd Grade (Entering 2nd grade)
9-11:45 – Getting Ready for 3rd Grade (Entering 3rd grade)
July 22 –
9-11:45 – Getting Ready for 2nd Grade (Entering 2nd grade)
9-11:45 – Getting Ready for 3rd Grade (Entering 3rd grade)

Afternoons / 12:15p-3:00p / Half Day $85/week
Available weeks of: June 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, & 22
12:15-3:00 Camp to Remember – (Entering grades 1-8) – Do you find that your child seems to forget important school skills over the summer? We’d like to help keep that from happening. Every afternoon we will practice math, reading, critical thinking, and writing skills– so the kids don’t forget over the summer. Activities and assignments will be individualized based on student performance in classes and spring MAP scores. Not from our school? We will do the testing necessary to determine which activities and assignments will be appropriate.
Taught by Miss Tiffany Mouttet and Mrs. Jane Mouttet.

Course Fees:
Full Day $160/week
$10 discount for each course paid before May 24
$10 discount per course if you enroll the same child in 3 or more weeks
Multiple children in the same family enrolled the same week – 2nd child 5% discount, 3rd child (and more) 10% discount
Half Day $85/week
$5 discount for each course paid before May 24
$5 discount per course if you enroll the same child in 3 or more weeks
Multiple children in the same family enrolled the same week – 2nd child 5% discount, 3rd child (and more) 10% discount
All camps are Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.                                              Daycare/playtime before and after scheduled classes on request                                     Supervised lunch period and play time – 11:45-12:15 Daily – included in full day fee 

NMSU Golf Camps 

The NMSU Golf Course will once again be running a junior golf program designed to introduce juniors to the game of golf and improve the skills of juniors who have already been introduced to the game of golf. Located at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88003. (575) 646-3219
Classes will run Monday through Thursday and will cover all aspects of the game of golf including an on course experience on Thursday.

Youth Camp Schedule

  • Session 1 - June 10-13: 8:30-10:30 AM                 
  • Session 2 - June 17-20: 8:30-10:30 AM                 
  • Session 3 - June 24-27: 8:30-10:30 AM                 
  • Session 4 - July 8-11: 8:30-10:30 AM                 
  • Session 5 - July 15-18: 8:30-10:30 AM
  • Session 6 - July 22-25: 8:30-10:30 AM 
  • Session 7 - July 29-Aug 1: 8:30-10:30 AM

*Summer Camp Schedule is subject to change base on the number of registrants

Class Itinerary:  Putting and Chipping / Chipping and Full Swing / Full Swing - Drivers /  Skills Challenges / Rules / Putting Course

Cost:  $60 per student

Classes will meet at the NMSU Golf Course Driving Range. All classes will be limited to 30 students.  If there are a substantial number of students on the waiting list, additional classes may be added. Please call the NMSU Golf Course Pro Shop at (575) 646-3219 for additional information or for any questions. Click here to register TODAY - Space is limited and will fill up Fast.

Enrich the Kids Camps 

East Picacho and University Hills Elementary Schools
May 28 - July 26
(August 1 at East Picacho)

Don't get bored this summer! Come to this Summer Day Camp Program!
Kids are welcome from any school in Las Cruces!
Hours will be 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$110/week for full day - $75/week for half day enrollment
We offer a sibling discount of 15%

EtK is a local non-profit and licensed daycare, specializing in after-school programs for students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Kids get great hands-on learning experiences while having fun in a safe, friendly environments! There is time for structured activities and plenty of free time to hang out and make new friends. We do accept NM Childcare Assistance.

To sign up, come to the cafeteria of East Picacho and see Lori or at Hillrise and see Tracey, from 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday from now until May 22, 2013.

Below is a list of our camp themes by date:

May 28-31: Fun With Friends

July 1-5: Camp Kids Got Talent

June 3-7: Mad Scientists

July 8-12: Food For Thought

June 10-14: Fitness Is Fun

July 15-19: All Across The USA

June 17-21: Travel The Globe

July 22-26: Wild West/Gold Rush

June 24-28: How Things Work

July 29-Aug 2: Games Galore

Need more info? Angie - Program Director at 571-7734 or e-mail: [email protected]

Soccer Camp at Onate High School

The Onate Girls Soccer team will be hosting a soccer camp that will be held on July 10-12 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Two days of instruction and a skills competition on the 12th. The fee for the camp is $55 per camper ages 8-12 and $35 for each additional sibling and also covers the skills competition. We are opening the camp to boys also this year. The skills competition is open to boys and girls ages 8-18 and the cost is $15 per person. If you have questions , contact Coach Joe Garcia, onategirlssoccer at

Young Women in Computing

Computer Science Summer Camps for Girls - FREE!

Two-week Middle School camp: June 3 - 14, M - F, 9:00am - 3:00pm,      

High School Camp I: June 17 - 21, M - F, 9am - 3pm

High School Camp II: June 24 - 28, M - F, 9am - 3pm                                                   

HS Application:

Programs for Middle and High School girls - Building the Next Generation of Computer Scientists!

For more information, visit the Facebook Pages:                                                      YWiC NMSU,;                                                                   Event: Middle School Summer Camp,                                         

Las Cruces High School Football Camp

June 24 - 28, 2013 at the Las Cruces High School Field and Fieldhouse                   For students entering 1st - 8th grades, 8:30am - 1:00pm                                              $80, if registered on or before June 14th                                                                       $90, if register after June 14th                                                                                      Direct questions to Coach Lopez, [email protected] or 575-639-3992.        

Kids Kollege - DACC Camps for Kids

Doña Ana Community College
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011
575-527-7500 • 800-903-7503 • Fax: 575-528-7300

DACC is a responsive and accessible learning-centered community college that provides educational opportunities to a diverse community of learners in support of workforce and economic development.   

Learn for a Lifetime


Summer Classes! Learn for a Lifetime is offering a wonderful variety of classes this summer that will both entertain your children and fill their headswith knowledge.  Enjoy a trip to the zoo, make a beautiful piece of art, fine tune your phonics, or plant a garden.  We have fun classes for all interests and all ages in Gardening, Zoology, Phonics, Astronomy, and much much more. 

Learn for a Lifetime, 920 N. Alameda Suite 4, Las Cruces, NM 88005

575-208-6395, [email protected] 


TRIO Upward Bound Programs

Bridge Program
May 22-June 27
Recent high school graduates enrolled in the Trio Upward Bound Program can take part in the Bridge Program where they will learn skills needed to succeed in college, take seven college credits and will also participate in an internship. Students will receive mentoring to help with the transition to college. Students also will also get the chance to live on campus.

Summer Academic Program

May 28-July 3
High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to experience college life during the Summer Academic Program. This program allows for 40 high school students to take computer science, English, foreign language, math and science courses to improve their study habits. Students also will receive supplemental instruction for the following school year.

Participants for both programs must currently be enrolled in the Trio Upward Bound Program. CONTACT: Rene Guillaume, 575-646-4255,
[email protected].

Camp Innoventure

June 3-9 and June 10-15
Registration is now open for Camp Innoventure. During the camp, students will learn how to brainstorm business ideas, write a mission statement, develop a short business plan and create and sell a product that will be sold at the Las Cruces Farmer’s Market.
The cost is $40 per session. This fee includes project material costs, workbook materials and camp backpack. CONTACT: Marie Borchert, 575-646-7839,

Camp New Amigos - Autism Summer Camp

June 3-7
New Mexico State University, Mariposa Autism Support Center and Aprendamos Intervention Team will hold a 1-week summer camp for children with autism. Children and adults with a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorder who are between the ages of 5-21 and enrolled in public school are invited to attend. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with activities such as arts and crafts, sports, games, swimming, horseback riding, archery, kayaking, a climbing wall, music and social skills.
CONTACT: Felicia Olivas, 575-526-6882 ext. 133 for applications, or Kathleen Crotin, 575-646-7831 or [email protected]

PREP: Pre-Freshmen Engineering Program

June 3-July 3
PREP is an intensive mathematics-based, pre college summer program that provides educational enrichment for middle and high school students. For one month, students will participate in intensive math, science and engineering activities learning logic, algebraic structures, physics and technical writing. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, with field trips to provide hands-on-learning on Fridays. The 180 participants, from seventh to 11th grades, are chosen through a rigorous application process and pay no tuition costs or fees. More than 90 percent of the students who participate go on to pursue higher education.
CONTACT: Elizabeth Howard 575-646-5894

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention

June 3-5
The New Mexico State University Future Farmers of America Chapter will host the 85th annual state convention this summer in Corbett Center. The nearly 70 FFA chapters from all over the state will attend to compete in agri-science fair, chapter prepared public speaking, extemporaneous public speaking, greenhand prepared public speaking, greenhand creed and job interview, as well as the nomination of new state officers. There will also be a motivational speaker.
CONTACT: Liz Lopez, 575-646-3036, [email protected]

Learning Games Lab Think Tank

Session 1: May 28-May 31 and June 3-7 for youth grades 5-7
Session 2: June 10-June 14 and June 17-June 21 for youth grades 5-7
Session 3: June 24-28 for youth grades 5-7
Session 4: July 8-12 for youth grades 5-7
Session 5: July 15-19 for youth ages 10-14
Session 6: July 22-26 for youth grades 5-7
Session 7: July 29-Aug. 2 for returning game lab experts entering grades 7-8

The New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab provides students in grades 5-7 an opportunity to participate in six different summer “think tank” sessions as well as a special session for 4-H members and a special session for experts who have attended sessions in the lab before. Participants can choose between a 2-week session, which takes place daily from 8:30 a.m. to noon, or a 1-week session, which will be held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $40 charge for all sessions, which are held in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 173 on the NMSU campus.

As part of the sessions, participants, who will also be called game lab consultants, have the opportunity to play and evaluate computer, video and iPad games while helping game designers test new educational games currently in development at NMSU. Selected consultants play and design games while developing their writing, interpersonal and computer skills. Many of the games and learning materials are science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related. Consultants also work with game developers to explore careers in game development. Selection of participants is limited and based on the current research needs of game developers. An application is required. Selected participants will be notified by May 17. Spaces are limited, and application does not ensure participation. Participants must provide their own transportation. To register, visit

CONTACT: Michelle Garza, 575-646-3646,
[email protected].

Museum of Nature and Science (MoNaS)

All camps offered at MoNaS are on a Monday through Friday schedule, from 8:00am to 12:00pm, 411 N. Main St., (575) 522-3120, with varied costs, as noted below.

Marine Biology: June 3 - 7
Ages 10 -12; $150/week
Join museum staff in learning about the environments of the ocean by dissecting a series of marine animals including crayfish, squid, starfish, and fish to learn about animal anatomy. The final day will include a discussion of coral reefs and the fascinating habitats they create!

Catch the (Sound) Wave: June 10 - 14
Ages 7 - 9; $125/week
Explore sound and music in this “way out” loud summer program! We will learn how sound moves, create several instruments and noisemakers, as well as learn how animals use sound to communicate.

Nature Art: June 17 - 21
Ages 5 – 6; $100/week
Unleash your inner artist with this fun summer camp at MoNaS. Each day we will create a take-home art project based on the desert surrounding us. Participants will make a wind chime, sun catcher, stained glass flowers, and more!

Summer Science Mash-up: June 24 - 28
Ages 7 – 9; $125/week
Calling all mad scientists! Join the museum for a series of exciting explorations about science. Each day of this camp we will delve into a different topic of chemistry or physics for a truly “down and dirty” investigation of science!

Basketball Camps

MV Christian Schools Basketball Camps

June 10-14, 2013 (mornings) Lady Hoops Basketball Camp Girls only, elementary thru MS ages. Contact Coach Brenda Carr at (575) 635-3234 for information.
June 17-20, 2013 FUNdamentals Camp at MVCS
July 8-12, 2013 Shooting Camp at MVCS
Please call Kathy Adler at 644-1832 for more information and registration.

Peace Village NM

Dates to be determined soon!

A Children's Theatre of the Mesilla Valley  / (575) 571-1413

Summer camps! Theatre and Film Camp begins on May 29. Classes meet from 10:15a-11:45a for production/rehearsal, and film and theatre workshops meet from 11:45a-1:15p. Classes meet Monday - Friday at Wesley Foundation on Jordan Street. Production class will perform Frumpled Fairy Tales at The Rio Grande Theatre on June 21 and June 23.

You can also Email for more information: [email protected]  

Marvin Menzies Basketball Camps

Marvin Menzies Basketball Camps will offer two camps this summer. The Little Aggie Camp is June 17-21 for girls and boys in K-8th grade; cost is $100. Team Camp for high school boys teams is June 21-23; cost is $350 per team.

For more information call 215-704-7241, 901-239-3816 or email [email protected]. You also may check the Facebook page at

Boys and Girls Club Activities

The Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces is gearing up for summer with a variety of exciting and enriching programs and activities planned. The B&G Club is currently accepting applications for our summer program and welcome any child age 5-18 to join the fun. Programs and activities, which run weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will include sports & fitness, music, dance, art, gardening, field trips, and much more. For more information please call 575-526-1519, or stop by the Club, 330 W. Las Cruces Ave, or visit the Facebook page: Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces.

Mesilla Summer Rec

Career Art Path programs

The Doña Ana Arts Council has created a summer program for teens who love to doodle, paint and draw. Career Art Path (CAP) is de­signed for students entering the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades, and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-14 and 17-21, at CrossRoads, 411 N. Armijo St.

At the core of the program are daily work­shops in a variety of visual art forms including photography, ceramics, digital art, painting and drawing. Each day, students will meet guest speakers who are working artists from a variety of private, educational or nonprofit organizations. Field trips are planned to local artists’ studios, galleries, museums and busi­nesses for hands-on learning experiences. The program culminates with an art show featur­ing student work.

Tuition is $100 per student for the two-­week program, and scholarships are available. A yearly donation from Marian Wolle and her husband, Jordan Wolle, sustain a CAP scholar­ship fund. The Arts Council donates financial support to any student who has an expressed interest in visual art but is unable to pay the full tuition.

For more information, contact the Doña Ana Arts Council at 523-6403 or [email protected]

Readers' Theater Camp

Registration now available

Readers’ Theater Camp engages children in theater crafts, theater games, acting and oral reading activities, and on the final day of the camp, campers will present a readers’ theater performance for family and friends. The camp will be held Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 20.

The camp is directed and supervised by on-site certified speech pathologists. Graduate speech pathology students will serve as camp counselors and therapists for children.

Through the use of Readers’ Theater, the camp will focus on articulation of speech, language skills, voice and resonance and self esteem. The camp also will include small group therapy and lab sessions for campers with a variety of needs. 

The cost for two weeks is $100 per camper or $150 for two campers. Camp is on a first come, first served basis. Call to reserve your child's spot. For more information or to register, contact Ms. Maki or Ms. Yeboah at the Speech and Hearing Center at 575-646-3906 



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