Recreation Dept. offers fun at Winter Camp

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Think of children’s camps, and summer activities may come to mind. But Martinez Recreation Department has a series of winter camps ready to keep youngsters entertained.

The “Let It Snow!” winter camp,9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 2-4, 2019, is for children 4 to 11 and will meet at Nancy Boyd Park, 90 Church St.

Children will spend three days participating in winter crafts, such as building a snowman and creating snowflakes. They’ll also have the opportunities for badminton games and playing in the park’s playground, weather permitting.

Cost is $60 for residents and $65 for non-residents. Those who want to drop in may pay $23 a day paid cash or check at the camp.

Winter Wonderland Engineering with LEGO will be for those in kindergarten to fifth grades from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 2-4, 2019, at Golden Hills Park Building at Bernice Lane and Blue Ridge Drive

In this camp, participants will build a Winter Wonderland using tens or thousands of LEGO pieces. They’ll also create bobsleds and snowmobiles, and take a ride on the Polar Express.

Children can bring their “snowiest ideas,” according to the camp’s announcement, and they’ll learn concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) under the guidance of a “Play-Well” instructor.

Cost is $95 for residents and $100 for non-residents.

Penguin Day Camp Day is for those 4 to 11 and will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019, at Nancy Boyd Park. Participants will celebrate penguins by dressing in black and white and learning about the birds’ frozen habitat through penguin-themed games and activities.

Cost is $23, which can be paid in advance or through cash or check at the door.

Hot Cocoa Camp, for those 4 to 11, will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Nancy Boyd Park.

Children will spend the day having winter fun and learning a little about cooking while enjoying hot cocoa. Cost is $23, either paid in advance or through cash or check at the door.

Those who want to pay in advance may register online at or call 925-372-3510.

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