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Summer Camps at Cellar Door Books

Looking for an engaging summer activity for your kids? Sign up for one of our summer camps! Please note: we know it seems a bit early to be thinking about summer, but in order to properly prepare for these camps, we ask that you please register by Monday, April 30th. If we do not receive enough participants, we will cancel our major programs. 

Here's what we're offering this year:

Cellar Door Summer Camp

This program, geared towards kids age 9-12, will begin in June and have six different sessions. Sessions will be held from 11 am-3 pm. Each session is themed after a book, and will include lunch, a copy of the book*, an activity with Crafty U Too, and a free water bottle ($85 per session):

  • June 19th: The Jumbies
  • June 26th: Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab
  • July 10th: See You in the Cosmos
  • July 17th: Chasing Vermeer
  • July 31st: Harry Potter
  • August 7th: The Wild Book

Register in-store or online before spots fill up! To register online, click the Cellar Door Summer Camp item below. In the comments section, please list which date/book(s) you're registering for. If you would like to register for more than one session, please note that you will need to register for and purchase each individual sessionFor instance, to sign up for both the Harry Potter and See You in the Cosmos sessions, you will need to purchase two sessions. 

Books and camp supplies will be available for pickup starting May 1st. 

Pssst: We're looking for volunteers to help run our Summer Camp! If you're 14 and older and looking for a community service or volunteer opportunity this summer, fill out the form below and bring it in to the store before May 15th.

*Excluding the Harry Potter session

Magic Tree House: Passport to Adventure Summer Camp

A camp for our early readers themed after the Magic Tree House series! Look for more information soon.

Writing is a Superpower!

A brand-new creative writing camp for kids! Geared toward kids age 11-17, writing instructor Rachelle Cruz (MFA graduate and writer/editor of poetry collections and a comics textbook) will lead five 2-day sessions with exercises themed around superheroes.

Sessions will be held from 10 am-12 pm; includes a snack and all necessary writing materials and resources. The camp will also culminate in an anthology and a publishing party and reading given by the writers! ($400 per child; includes all sessions)

  • June 21-22: Origin Stories
  • June 28-29: Archetypal Characters
  • July 12-13: Wordbuilding
  • July 26-27: Point-of-View
  • August 2-3: Revision & Publishing Party

Register in-store! Find a full flyer with more information below. 

Self-Expression Through Portrait & Journaling Worshop

Alicia is returning with her art classes for kids age 8-16! Students will create a series of self-portraits inspired by artists like Romare Bearden, Frida Kahlo, and Faith Ringold. Students will gain practice using a variety of techniques, forms, and mediums. Each portrait will be paired with a creative journal entry; portraits and journals will then be collected in a portfolio for the students to take home at the end! ($175 per child; includes all sessions plus materials. Space is limited and nonrefundable preregistration fee of $50 is required.)

Sessions will be held from 1-3 pm from Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27. 

To register or for questions, contact Alicia at (951) 275-2518.

Please contact us at 951.787.7807 or with any questions!

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