2017-07-13 / Family

Kids can go to camp at Ventura Harbor

Thursdays are fun days by the bay

Seaside Kids Club will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Aug. 10 at the waterfront at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura.

Kids ages 4 to 10 can take part in a new seaside-themed activity, entertainment and craft each week.

The cost is $2 per child per session. Sign-in starts at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at the Carousel Mezzanine across from Coffee Dock and Post and outside the Village Carousel and Arcade.

New this year is the Seaside Kids Club Membership. For $10, each child receives a club stamp card good for a complimentary stuffed animal after three visits, a 50-cents-off wooden nickel for the entire family at Coastal Cone, goodies each week and a guaranteed name on the Seaside Kids Club list (space is limited weekly).

Seaside Kids Club includes free parking and bubbles. The schedule is as follows:

Under the Sea, July 20. Mermaid Maya will play her ukulele and tell sea tales. Take photos with the mermaid and get a mermaid kiss. Mermaid costumes are welcome. Kids will make Ocean Slime and take home “fish in a bag.”

Ocean Fun, July 27. Chalk artist Randall Williams creates an interactive piece and teaches basic drawing skills for creating ocean animals. Kids will make paint and take part in a fishbowl craft.

Seaside Love, Aug. 3. Artist Carlos Cuellar Esparza will lead children in contributing to a 12-foot-long canvas mural on the Village Main Lawn with paint. Kids should dress for messy play. Participants will also make take home art of crabs and lobsters.

Puppets on Parade and Sea Creature Crafts, Aug. 10. Franklin Haynes Marionettes will present a new show, “Puppets on Parade!” The 30-minute interactive show includes an educational workshop on puppets from around the world. Kids will get a finger puppet and handouts.

They will also use macaroni to decorate starfish, rainbow fish and other sea creatures to take home.

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