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Tired of winter? Plan your week at family camp now


Do you dream of heading off to summer camp with your kids? Now you can! Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp has been bringing families together through the arts in Northern California for more than 30 years. Now the camp is launching a new Washington location with the help of Jeff Lee, M.D., Seattle’s Child columnist and longtime Cazadero camper.

SC: What makes Cazadero Northwest Performing Arts Family Camp unique?

LEE: Cazadero is a camp for the entire family. Families share accommodations for sleeping but can choose activities to do together or apart. It’s a place where kids and teens learn that building community around the arts is something really important.

SC: Where and when will the Northwest camp be in session?

LEE: Sound View Camp and Retreat Center in Longbranch, Washington. The grounds are in this beautiful, lush forest right on the water. The camp will run the week of July 1-7, 2018.

SC: What kinds of activities will be offered?

LEE: We’ll have world music classes, dance classes for couples, drama, circus arts, yoga, painting, drawing, graphic art, storytelling and more. For many people, it’s their first chance to get up on stage. Risk-taking in such a supportive environment is an amazing experience.

SC: What is the age range of campers?

LEE: All ages. Babes in arms are welcome. Kid City is offered for campers ages 2½ to 5. Parents can drop off their younger kids with camp leaders and take classes with other adults and older kids.

SC: How can families learn more and sign up?

LEE: Visit cazfamilycamp.org to learn more and register for the summer session.

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