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Furlough fun!

Submitted by on 1, September 28, 2010 – 12:00 pm2 Comments

Hey parents: If you’ve taken a gander at the school calendar recently, you may have noticed that Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 have been designated “non-student days.” So what’s a parent to do? Luckily for you, a number of local groups that traditionally provide after-school and summer camp fare are stepping into the void in order to help you manage those extra kid-at-home days (and they may even learn a few things in the process). Here’s the scoop:

The Alameda Education Foundation is offering half-day and full-day enrichment courses on both October 8 and October 11 at Franklin Elementary School, 1433 San Antonio Avenue. The courses, which are $37 for a half day and $73 for a full day, are open to all the district’s students in grades 1-5. Friday’s offering is “World Scientists” and Monday’s is “Flight Academy,” and the courses will be offered by Mad Science. Registration can be done online; the courses will only be offered if the foundation meets a minimum registration number by Sunday, October 3.

Next up: The Alameda Recreation and Park Department has set up a pair of “Rock ‘n’ Roll Adventure Trips” for K-5 students. On October 8, they’ll take kids to Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab at the University at California, Santa Cruz. The cost of the trip, which will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., is $50. The second trip, on October 11, is to Silliman Aquatic Center in Newark, and that will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of that trip is $40. Before and aftercare are available for both trips. The registration deadline is Friday, October 1; for more information or to register, call 747-7529 or click here (and scroll down).

Also, Art Yowza is holding one-day art camps on October 8 and 11; the themes are Magic Wizards and Halloween Fun. The cost of the one-day camps, which are geared for kids ages 5-11, is $65 per day, and you can register by clicking our Art Yowza link.

Got more scoop on furlough day camps? Drop us an e-mail or a comment, below.


  • Karen Kenney says:

    Alameda Island Kids, a service of Girls Inc., is providing fun activities through our liscensed childacre program on October 8&11 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.at Earhart School. The cost is only $50/day.

  • tkoliver says:

    Humm…on average of $60 bucks a day for child care=money out of parents pockets.
    Furlough days for teachers=money out of teacher pockets.

    Parents and teachers end up closing the financial gap.
    Children pay the ultimate price. Higher expectations with fewer resourses to meet them.
    There is something wrong with this picture.

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