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PARKS, OPEN SPACE & CULTURAL SERVICES COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF SUMMER 2022 SCPARKS.COM Enjoy Summer Camp pg. 9 Get Back to the Pool pg. 4 Channel Your Inner Artist pg. 13 ACTIVITY GUIDE LIVE HERE WORK HERE PLAY HERE

SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS 5/20 Toy Story 4 – Aptos Village County Park, 100 Aptos Creek Rd, Aptos 6/24 Big Hero 6 – Mesa Village County Park, 790 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 7/15 Rock Dog 2 “Rock Around the Park” – Anna Jean Cummings County Park, 461 Old San Jose Road, Soquel 7/29 Luca – Highlands County Park, 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond SPLASH AROUND Looking for a great way to spend your holiday afternoon? Free community swim days at the Simpkins Family Swim Center will be sure to please the entire family. Come cool off, climb the wall, or just float about on a tube on the Free Swim Days, held on the 4th of July (7/4), and again on Labor Day (9/5). TAKE A HIKE Many hiking opportunities can be found at Santa Cruz County Parks. For a more rustic hiking experience, head out to the Miller Family Park and enjoy the quiet majesty of the redwoods. Pinto Lake County Park and Anna Jean Cummings Park also boast beautiful hiking trails. GO TO CAMP Have some fun this summer at camp! Santa Cruz County Parks offers something for everyone to enjoy: Summer Day Camps, exciting field trips and Summer Sports Camps. See pages 9-10. HIT THE BEACH From the pristine coast of north county to the long stretches of sandy beaches in south county, Santa Cruz County Parks offers breathtaking views and a variety of recreational opportunities. THROW A PARTY Want to throw a unique party? You’ll find just the right venue at County Parks. Many picnic areas can be reserved for your exclusive use, while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We have many locations throughout the Santa Cruz County for different types of events. Visit us at scparks.com to book your next event. AGENTS OF DISCOVERY Try out this fun and unique way of learning about and exploring Santa Cruz County Parks. Agents of Discovery is a FREE educational mobile game for families that uses augmented reality and location-based challenges to get people active and exploring outdoors. Download the app and complete our missions for great prizes! Visit scparks.com for more information about parks, programs, and activities. THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKS

www.scparks.com • 1 Summer 2022 From the Superintendent. ....................................................2 General Information..............................................................3 Aquatics Programs Simpkins Swim Center Information.............................4 Swim Lessons ..............................................................5-6 Youth & Adult Aquatics...................................................6 Little Guards & Jr. Lifeguards.......................................7 Preschool: Kreative Kids. ...........................................................8 Summer Camps...........................................................................9 Sports Camps.............................................................................10 Arts Programs and Activities....................................... 11-13 Special Event. ........................................................................14 July Activities.........................................................................15 Volunteer Opportunities.....................................................16 Adult & Senior Activities................................................17-18 Employment Opportunities...............................................19 County Parks Wedding Venues........................................ 20 County Parks Picnic & Event Venues. ....................... 21-22 Registration Information..............................................23-24 contents... This Guide has been designed with the most current information available at the time of publication. Our staff have created programs in accordance with the Santa Cruz County Public Health Department guidelines. This includes being able to offer online and in-person programs that adhere to the protocols of stable groups, social distancing, symptom checks and enhanced cleaning. We continue to adapt to this fluid situation and our top priority is the health and safety of our participants and staff. We are pleased to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to serve you. Please visit scparks.com for current program offerings and office hours. Feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected] or by calling (831) 454-7901. Parks Rx Santa Cruz County Look for the Park Rx logo to find free/low-cost activities that support health! COVID-19 Safety Guidelines All classes follow the Santa Cruz County Public Health Order.

2 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services As we begin to turn the corner on spring and look towards summer, I am looking forward to the multiple programs for all ages we have to offer, walks in the parks to come, special events to attend, swimming in the newly renovated pool at Simpkins Swim Center and appreciating all the services that the Santa Cruz County Parks Department will continue to offer to our community. As we start to feel like we may be getting closer to the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, it is very exciting to think about all of the upcoming opportunities! A chance for gatherings, to feel connected and the ability to get out and explore our many beautiful parks, trails, beaches, and open spaces again safely! As construction to Simpkins Family Swim Center continues through May, in the interim we are pleased to offer aquatic programming at Harvey West Pool in Santa Cruz via a partnership with the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department – thank you city staff! We are thrilled our community members have a place to swim during this time and look forward to reopening Simpkins Family Swim Center this summer! Additionally, in partnership with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, we are beginning construction at Simpkins Family Swim Center and Live Oak Community Center with the addition of the Live Oak Library Annex and installation of the new outdoor plaza. Some minor improvements will also be done to the existing infrastructure as part of the project. For more information, please visit our website, scparks.com. Lastly, County Parks is proud to partner with the Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and County Park Friends to begin work on memorializing Santa Cr uz County Sheriff’s Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller at Willowbrook County Park. This was a park near and dear to the Gutzwiller family. Updates will include a memorial seating area, flagpole, entry from Baseline Drive enhancements, updated landscaping, a new playground and more inclusive play surfacing. Please visit countyparkfriends.org/Willowbrook to donate. Despite these construction projects, we will continue to offer our dynamic programming and we will even add more! We have also worked diligently to improve the experience of our facility rentals and reservation process. It is now easier than ever for members of the public to book weddings, picnics, or other private events at our wonderful parks and community facilities. Please visit our recently updated website at scparks.com for more information on the projects mentioned above, to reserve a facility, register for a program and so much more! Finally, I would like to thank our Santa Cruz County Parks staff, our docents, volunteers, and non-profit partners. They have all worked tirelessly in providing vibrant new programming under strenuous and tumultuous times and have worked diligently to maintain and beautify our County Parks – THANK YOU!!! All my best, Rebecca Hurley FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Rebecca Hurley

www.scparks.com • 3 The Mission of the County of Santa Cruz Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services is to provide safe, well-designed and maintained parks, and a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities for our diverse community. Aquatic Registrations – (831) 454-7953 — M-F, 9am-4pm Facility Reservations – (831) 454-7938 — M-F, 9am-4pm Recreation Registrations – (831) 454-7941 — M-F, 9am-4pm Simpkins Family Swim Center – (831) 454-7960 Swim Center Automated Information – (831) 454-7948 Non-discrimination Policy Santa Cruz County Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition (cancer related and genetic characteristics), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age (over 18), veteran status, pregnancy, or any other non-merit factor. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in relationship to County Parks programs, activities, or facilities, a complaint may be filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Liaison, Kim Namba at (831) 454-7901 or email [email protected] Americans with Disabilities Act Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that the County of Santa Cruz ensures that its programs, services and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Santa Cruz County supports the belief that a community with integrity is one in which people with and without disabilities recreate, learn and experience together. We request that you notify Parks staff two weeks prior to enrollment in order to facilitate the reasonable accommodation request. TDD/TTY-call 711. For information on the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunication Program, please visit http://ddtp.cpuc. ca.gov/relay.aspx. County Board of Supervisors Manu Koenig District 1 Zach Friend District 2 Ryan Coonerty District 3 Greg Caput District 4 Bruce McPherson District 5 Meets selected Tuesdays, 9AM Arts Commission Amy Miyakusu, Micha Scott District 1 Cynthia Kilian (chair), Adele Gardner District 2 Joanna Phillips, Aura Oslapas District 3 Judy Stabile, Paul DeWorken District 4 Margaret Niven, Lynda Phillips District 5 Meets selected Mondays, 4:30PM Parks & Recreation Commission Vivian Fenner-Evans District 1 Kate Minott District 2 Maggie Duncan-Merrell District 3 Vacant District 4 Vacant District 5 Meets selected Mondays, 7PM Contact Parks & Recreation and Arts Commissioners via e-mail at: [email protected] COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, OPEN SPACE & CULTURAL SERVICES Like us on Facebook: Santa Cruz County Parks Department We’re on Instagram: Santa Cruz County Parks Follow us on Twitter @SCParksDept 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 454-7901; Fax (831) 454-7940

4 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services Simpkins Family Swim Center - Your County Pool Aquatic Registrations (831) 454-7953 • Swim Center (831) 454-7960 AQUATICS PROGRAMS We are open 7 days a week, year round. The center has four pools, and climbing wall, all of which are open seasonally. The 78-degree 17-lane Lap Pool, which is the largest in Santa Cruz County, is used for lap swimming, swim lessons, swim teams, water polo, junior lifeguards, adult fitness and water aerobics. The WarmWater Pool is used for recreational swimming, swim lessons, and therapy, and is kept at 88 degrees. It features a zero-depth entry ramp for easy wheelchair access. The Spray Zone splash and spray has a 6-inch depth make it a perfect pool for tots: • Children who are non-swimmers must have direct adult supervision, at an arms reach, at all times. Age 8 and under must have direct adult supervision in the locker rooms and on the pool deck. • Admission is first-come, first-served. All persons entering the pool area are required to pay an admission fee. • For those not yet toilet trained, we adhere to a 2-layer policy. A swim diaper and plastic pants with elastic leg and waist bands must be worn. Both items are available for purchase at the swim center. • Glass containers are not allowed. • Please do not bring water toys or floatation devices for your children to the pool. • Swim program hours may vary from those listed in this pamphlet. • All fees are subject to change. • Programs may be cancelled for special events, unusual circumstances or severe weather. • Please visit www.scparks.com to view the most current pool schedule, fees, pool closure dates, and other information. Accessibility Features Santa Cruz County Parks and the Santa Cruz County Commission on Disabilities are partnered in their commitment to inclusivity and accessibility for all County residents wanting to enjoy the Simpkins Family Swim Center in safety and comfort. In 2021, the Commission conducted a community survey to discover how best to enhance the Swim Center’s accessibility and provide a welcoming, supportive space for community members with disabilities to get the most out of it. Adaptive Swim Program coming Summer 2022. Details coming soon, check our website for the latest developments. Low Stimulation Hours Beginning Summer 2022 on Wednesday afternoons (3-5pm), Simpkins will offer “low stimulation” hours for swimmers with disabilities that benefit from a quieter environment with less sensory stimulation to enjoy the pools. WarmWater Pool Simpkins features three pools at varying temperatures: 78 degrees Fahrenheit, 88 degrees Fahrenheit, and an unheated wading pool. Warm water pools are often credited with offering physical and mental benefits for swimmers with developmental, mobility and chronic pain disabilities, among others. Accessibility Equipment Several options are provided for people using wheelchairs to access the pools, including a water wheelchair, a stationary lift, and a mobile lift. Staff are on hand to provide verbal instruction on the use of accessibility equipment, though they will not be able to physically assist you. Zero Depth Entry People with mobility disabilities and those using the water wheelchair can easily enter the pool with a gently sloping entry point for gradual entry and increased control of the depth at which they are most comfortable. Free Entry for Caregivers All entry fees are waived for caregivers accompanying peoples with disabilities for the purpose of providing them with assistance as they use the facilities. Use of Flotation Devices Allowed People with disabilities who require flotation devices to use the pools safely are welcome to bring and use their own flotation devices. Private ADA-Compliant Shower, Changing Bed, Locker Room and Restroom The swim center provides a private accessible space for people with disabilities desiring privacy to shower and change before and after swimming.

www.scparks.com • 5 AQUATICS PROGRAMS Like us on Facebook: Simpkins Family Swim Center We’re on Instagram: Simpkins Family Swim Center • Use the lesson descriptions to select the class level that best matches your child’s ability level. Refer to the charts to find out when your choice is offered. If after reading the class descriptions you are still unsure which class level would best meet your child’s needs, you may sign your child up for a swim lesson assessment. Review the swim lesson Q&A page in the lesson dropdown list at scparks.com, or call (831) 454-7953 for assistance. • If your child has not had the opportunity to practice their swimming skills, staff recommend that they repeat the level completed last summer. • Classes fill quickly. If you are not registering in person or online, be sure to list alternate sessions and class times on your registration form. • Children typically spend 2-4 sessions in the same group level before advancing to the next level. • Each lesson lasts for a 1/2 hour. Children receive 25 minutes of swim instruction; instructors will use the last 5 minutes of the lesson to provide feedback to swimmers’ parents/guardians. • Make-up swim lessons are not available if a participant is absent. In the event that a lesson is cancelled, a credit for the cancelled class will be applied to your account. Registration Tips & Lesson Information Swim Lesson Assessments If after reading the level descriptions you are unsure which level your child should be in, you can register (at least 24 hours in advance) for a FREE swim lesson assessment! Instructors will assess children one at a time, first-come, first-served. Test time: 5-10 min./child. A parent or guardian must accompany all swimmers under age 18. Private Swim Lessons County Parks offers year-round private swim lessons for ages 3 & up, taught by Swim Center staff. Your child will be given undivided attention from one of our experienced swim instructors. Lessons last 30 min. and take place during group lesson times. Please note that private staff lessons cannot be rescheduled or made-up. Private lessons may be cancelled only in the case of an emergency situation. Visit us at scparks.com, email us at [email protected] or call (831) 454-7953 for additional information. Swim Lessons For details on registration dates, lesson descriptions and available classes, please visit the Swim Lesson Page at scparks.com. Session 1: 6/6-6/17 Session 2: 6/20-7/1 Session 3: 7/5-7/15 Session 4: 7/18-7/29 Session 5: 8/1-8/12 Lesson descriptions are at scparks.com Each Session will have the following options: M/W/F Evening, 6 lessons total T/Th Morning, 4 lessons total T/Th Evening, 4 lessons total

6 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services AQUATIC PROGRAMS Youth & Adult Aquatics Water Aerobics Water aerobics classes provide high intensity workouts and are an excellent way to meet your fitness goals with less impact on your joints. Classes are designed to appeal to all levels of ability including pre-natal, seniors, and rehabilitation or cross-training enthusiasts. Adult Fitness Swimming Participate in an organized lap swim workout intended to increase muscular strength, aerobic endurance, stroke technique and build overall fitness level. A variety of workouts will be offered to meet your fitness goals. Qualified coaches offer in-depth analysis and feedback on your stroke and help direct you to a lane with swimmers of similar ability and experience. Workouts are scheduled to be 90 minutes long but may be modified based on your experience and fitness goals. Drop-in Co-ed Adult Water Polo Join other adult water polo players for pick-up games. To participate, you must be a USWP member. Use your Simpkins Family Swim Center pass or pay cash for admission to the pool. Swim Teams The swim teams listed below regularly use the county pool, but are not affiliated with County Parks. Please call the numbers listed for information. Aptos Cabrillo Swim Club - (831) 688-3613 Quicksilver Swimming - (760) 521-0126 Santa Cruz Swimming - (831) 471-7887 For additional information please visit us at scparks.com, through e-mail at [email protected] or by phone call at (831) 454-7960 or (831) 454-7953. Lifeguard Training Courses Ages 15+ can learn the skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies, and earn the certification to be employed as a lifeguard in a pool environment. For more information about American Red Cross (ARC) courses, please visit scparks.com or call (831) 454-7960. Also Available at the Swim Center: Private Swim Lessons led by Contract Instructors Private lessons are also offered, taught by contracted instructors. All instructors have at least five years of experience teaching swimming and may hold a combination of certificates, such as Water Safety Instructor Certificate, a USA coaching certificate, a teaching credential, etc. Their varied teaching experience includes: working with children of all ages and abilities; all levels of swimmers including fearful adults; special needs; stroke refinement; and technical stroke instruction for triathletes. Lap Swim Lane availability varies throughout the day. Circleswimming may be required during the busiest times, 6-7:30AM, 12-1:30PM, and 4-6PM. Please follow laplane pace indicators, posted lap-swim etiquette and lifeguard direction. Ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult in the same lane and be able to swim 25 yards (1 length) without stopping. Kickboards, pull buoys, and exercise equipment are available for lap swimming and warm-water pool exercise.

www.scparks.com • 7 AQUATIC PROGRAMS Junior Lifeguard Programs MORNING SESSIONS The Pool Junior Lifeguard program introduces youth to the fun and rewarding job of protecting and saving lives at the pool. Each 3-week session offers a variety of activities including swimming, lifeguard skills, running, calisthenics, team-building games, special guests, and many special activity days. Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards freestyle without stopping, submerge and swim underwater for 10 feet, and tread water for one minute. SIMPKINS FAMILY SWIM CENTER - AGES 7-13 M-F 6/6-6/24 9am-1pm $480/$528 M-F 6/27-7/15* 9am-1pm $448/$493 M-F 7/18-8/5 9am-1pm $480/$528 AFTERNOON SESSIONS The Afternoon Pool Junior Lifeguard program introduces youth to the fun and rewarding job of protecting and saving lives at the pool. Each 3-week session offers a variety of activities including swimming, lifeguard skills, running, calisthenics, team-building games, special guests, and special activity days. Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards freestyle without stopping, submerge and swim underwater for 10 feet, and tread water for one minute. SIMPKINS FAMILY SWIM CENTER - AGES 7-13 M-F 6/6-6/24 2pm-5pm $360/$396 M-F 6/27-7/15* 2pm-5pm $336/$369 M-F 7/18-8/5 2pm-5pm $360/$396 *No class July 4 Aquatics Program Summer Registration on April 9th. Little Guard Programs MORNING SESSIONS Each day participants will enjoy many of the same activities as the older Junior Guards, however, the staff-to-child ratio will be lower (1:8) and swim workouts will occur either in the Warm-water Pool or the Splash-down Pool (both heated to 88 degrees to keep the Little Guards warm!). Little Guards will also participate in special activity days with the older group, including beach days, kayaking, and standup paddleboard day. On the day the older group goes to Golfland, Little Guards will have an exclusive pool party and take a tour of the Central Fire House across the street! Prerequisite: Must meet “Guppy” swim level skills in order to participate in the program. SIMPKINS FAMILY SWIM CENTER– AGES 5-6 M-F 6/6-6/24 9am-1pm $480/$528 M-F 6/27-7/15* 9am-1pm $448/$493 M-F 7/18-8/5 9am-1pm $480/$528 AFTERNOON SESSIONS Each day participants will enjoy many of the same activities as the older Junior Guards, however the staff-to-child ratio will be lower (1:8) and swim workouts will occur either in the Warm-water Pool or the Splash-down Pool (both heated to 88 degrees to keep the Little Guards warm!). Afternoon Little Guards will also participate in special activity days with the older group, including beach days. On the day the older group goes to Golfland, Little Guards will have an exclusive pool party and a special guest speaker! Prerequisite: Must meet “Guppy” swim level skills (see swim level descriptions on page 6) in order to participate in the program. SIMPKINS FAMILY SWIM CENTER - AGES 5-6 M-F 6/6-6/24 2pm-5pm $360/$396 M-F 6/27-7/15* 2pm-5pm $336/$369 M-F 7/18-8/5 2pm-5pm $360/$396 *No class July 4

8 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services YEAR-ROUND ENRICHMENT Kreative Kids Kreative Kids offers children a year-round enrichment program where participants enjoy art, music, creative play and a balance of individual and group activities. Nature crafts, outdoor fun and monthly field trips round out this popular program. Parents assist the staff and provide snack for the class once each month for each child enrolled in the program. Instructor: Sandy O’Connell brings several years of preschool teaching expertise to the program. Call (831) 336-1504 for more information. Note: A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor at the first class of each session. WILDER HALL IN BEN LOMOND – AGES 3-6 M-Th 5/31-6/23 9:30AM-1:30PM $360/$396 M-Th 6/27-7/21 9:30AM-1:30PM $360/$396 M-Th 8/1-8/25 9:30AM-1:30PM $360/$396 M-Th 8/29-9/22 9:30AM-1:30PM $360/$396 * Program closed 5/30, 7/4, 7/25-7/29, 9/5.

www.scparks.com • 9 SUMMER CAMPS Baseball Camps These camps are designed to give kids a great summer baseball experience. We strive to ensure that all campers gain new knowledge and an improved skill level. At no time will any camper be in an environment that is beneath or above their skill level. Our goal is to provide a safe and meaningful experience for all participants. Instructor: Santa Cruz Baseball School Baseball Hitting Camp This camp will focus on improving hitting ability, including individualized hitting plans, fundamentals and technique. Video will be used as a tool to help campers improve their skills. All campers will receive individualized instruction daily. POLO GROUNDS COUNTY PARK, FIELD B - AGES 6-14 M-F 9am-12pm 6/6-6/10 $160/$175 M-F 9am-12pm 6/20-6/24 $160/$175 T-F 9am-12pm 7/5-7/8* $150/$165 M-F 9am-12pm 7/18-7/22 $160/$175 *No camp 7/4. Baseball Pitching Camp This camp will focus on essential pitching mechanics and techniques. We’ve taught numerous college and propitchers the same skills and drills we will teach in this camp. Just beginning? Don't worry, we will provide you with the tools for success and safe pitching. POLO GROUNDS COUNTY PARK, FIELD B - AGES 6-14 M-F 9am-12pm 7/25-7/29 $160/$175 Summer Day Camps Register your 6-12 year old child at one of our recreation sites for a fun-filled summer of games, arts & crafts, sports, cooking, and local field trips. Campers will be divided into groups for age-appropriate activities. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, which must be worn on all field trips. The staff to child ratio is 1:15 or less on site and 1:8 for field trips. A week before each session begins, parents will receive an information handbook and an emergency information card. Please be sure to review the information in the handbook, and fill out the emergency card completely. The emergency card must be given to the site staff on the first day of camp. If you have not received your handbook and emergency card before the first day your child will attend camp, please call the site staff. Send your child with a lunch and snacks each day, wearing closed-toe shoes (e.g., sneakers). La Selva Beach Clubhouse Full Day 7:30am-6pm $400/$440 Half Day 9am-4pm $300/$330 Each Friday will be a Manresa Beach field trip day! Session 1: 6/13-6/24 Surf Safari Field Trip: Raging Waters – 6/22 Session 2: 6/27-7/8* Tropical Paradise Field Trip: Gilroy Gardens – 7/6 Session 3: 7/11-7/22 Summer Olympics Field Trip: Golfland Water Slides – 7/20 Session 4: 7/25-8/5 World Adventures Field Trip: California’s Great America – 8/3 *Closed 7/4 Aptos Village Park Full Day (7:30am-6pm) $400/$440 Half Day (9am-4pm) $300/$330 Session 1: 6/13-6/24 Cruise Week Field Trip: Raging Waters – 6/22 Session 2: 6/27-7/8* Strong & Wild Field Trip: Gilroy Gardens – 7/6 Session 3: 7/11-7/22 Sports Week Field Trip: Golfland Water Slides – 7/20 Session 4: 7/25-8/5 Around the World in 10 Days Field Trip: California’s Great America – 8/3 *Closed 7/4 Quail Hollow Ranch Wild & Crazy Kids 9am-3pm 6/13-6/24 $400/$440 Zombie Camp 9am-3pm 6/27-7/1 $300/$330 Jr. Explorers 9am-3pm 7/5-7/8* $300/$330 Animal Kingdom 9am-3pm 7/11-7/22 $400/$440 Science Sleuth 9am-3pm 7/25-8/5 $400/$440 *No camp 7/4.

10 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services National Academy of Athletics The National Academy of Athletics offers a variety of youth sports camps and clinics. Our youth sports programs are designed to offer kids a chance to have fun while learning the fundamentals of their chosen sport in a safe and fun environment. Through Inspiration, Motivation and Perspiration, we believe sports brings out a positive change in every participant! SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Bump, Set, Spike Grass Volleyball Camp The Bump Set Spike Grass Volleyball Summer Camp is packed with fun. Whether your child is a beginner or more advanced player, the drills taught at this camp will help them fall in love with the game of volleyball. Our outdoor volleyball camps are the perfect place to learn about the game and fitness while having a blast and making new friends. Instructor: National Academy of Athletics staff ANNA JEAN CUMMINGS PARK M-F 6/27-7/1 9am-3pm Ages 9-13 $270/$297 POLO GROUNDS COUNTY PARK M-F 8/1-8/5 9am-12pm Ages 6-8 $195/$215 Hoop It Up Basketball Camp The Hoop It Up Outdoor Summer Basketball Camp is packed with fun whether your child is a beginner or more advanced player. The drills taught at this camp will help them fall in love with the game. Our basketball camps are the perfect place to learn about the game and fitness while having a blast and making new friends. Instructor: National Academy of Athletics staff BROMMER STREET COUNTY PARK - M-F 6/13-6/17 9am-3pm Ages 9-13 $270/$297 Hot Shots M-F 6/27-7/1 9am-12pm Ages 6-8 $195/$215 In the Net Soccer Camp This camp is packed with fun. Whether your child is a beginner or more advanced player, the drills taught at this camp will help them fall in love with the game. Our soccer camps are the perfect place to learn about the game and fitness while having a blast and making new friends. Instructor: National Academy of Athletics staff POLO GROUNDS COUNTY PARK M-F 7/11-7/15 9am-12pm Ages 6-8 $195/$215 ANNA JEAN CUMMINGS COUNTY PARK (TOP LEVEL) M-F 7/25-7/29 9am-12pm Ages 3-5 $195/$215 All Sorts of Sports Camp The All Sorts of Sports co-ed camp is a multi-sport camp and a perfect place for kids to be introduced to the world of sports, teamwork and athletics! Games we play include, T-ball, basketball, soccer, flag football, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, relay & obstacle races and a whole lot more. Your children will learn new skills while having a blast and making new friends. Instructor: National Academy of Athletics staff ANNA JEAN CUMMINGS PARK M-F 6/13-6/17 9am-12pm Ages 6-8 $195/$215 M-F 7/25-7/29 9am-12pm Ages 6-8 $195/$215 M-F 8/1-8/5 9am-3pm Ages 9-13 $270/$297 POLO GROUNDS COUNTY PARK M-F 7/11-7/15 9am-3pm Ages 9-13 $270/$297 Saturday Camps 6/18-8/06 BROMMER STREET COUNTY PARK Basketball Development 9-9:55am Ages 9-13 $124/$135 Basketball Hot Shots 10-10:55am Ages 6-8 $124/$135 Tee Ball Jr. Academy 11-11:55am Ages 3-5 $124/$135 Sunday Camps 6/19-8/07 ANNA JEAN CUMMINGS COUNTY PARK (TOP LEVEL) Bump, Set Spike Volleyball 9-9:55am Ages 9-13 $124/$135 All Sorts of Sports 10-10:55am Ages 6-8 $124/$135 In the Net Soccer 11-11:55am Ages 3-5 $124/$135 Jr Academy

www.scparks.com • 11 ARTS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES Santa Cruz County Arts Commission The Mission of the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission is to promote, expand, and plan for the cultural life of Santa Cruz County and to bring artists and arts organizations together with government for the benefit of all county residents. Percent For Art Program: Building A More Beautiful Community In April of 1991, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors took action to establish a Percent for Art Program applicable to County construction projects. Up to 2% of the cost of construction of buildings and parks can be designated to fund the inclusion of public artwork. Projects currently in the works include the County Animal Shelter, the Live Oak Library Annex, and the Aptos library. Art Exhibitions Paintings, prints, crafts, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, and mixed-media works by local artists and crafts people are exhibited year-round at the County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz. Exhibits typically run for 2-3 months on the first and fifth floors. Artists interested in showing their work at a County facility (Government Center, Simpkins Swim Center, Health Services Agency, and others) can visit the Arts Council website at www.artscouncilsc.org for more information about the application process for 2023 exhibitions. Nominations for “Artist of the Year” Nominations are currently being accepted for Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year. The Artist of the Year award is presented by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission for a lifetime of achievement in the disciplines of performing, visual, or literary arts. Nominees must be a resident of Santa Cruz County, and must have: a national or international reputation, contributed to the cultural enrichment of the local community, and created or presented work in Santa Cruz County. The most recent recipient of the award is Annie Morhaurser - see next page for details. Please visit www.scparks.com for more information about Artist of the Year, as well as what to include in your nomination letter. Artist: Anastasiya Bachmanova

12 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services artist OF THE YEAR Annie Morhauser Annie Morhauser has been named 2022 Artist of the Year by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission. The Artist of the Year award is presented to local artists for outstanding achievement in the discipline of performing, visual, or literary arts who have also made a substantial contribution to the cultural enrichment of Santa Cruz County. A free Profile Performance will be held in fall 2022. Due to the on-going pandemic, the location and format of the performance will be determined at a later date. Check the Parks Department website in late-summer 2022 for more information: www.scparks.com. Annie is the founder of Annieglass, a highly successful line of glass tableware sold through the finest luxury stores and resorts in the nation. Handcrafting her glassware in Santa Cruz County since 1983, Annie developed her company throughout the years to become one of the largest and most successful American glass studios. By combining skills as a designer, artisan, and businesswoman, she has been able to build a highly regarded brand as well as a successful company. Annie’s work is in the collections of such noted museums as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. Annieglass can be purchased in the finest stores, hotels and resorts in the country, and is collected by chefs, celebrities, bridal couples and many loyal local customers. Annie has accomplished something rare: crossing over into the commercial world while tenaciously retaining her fine art approach. Her downtown Santa Cruz store was one of the first to reopen after the 1989 earthquake. Next year, in 2023, she will celebrate 40 years of creating sculptural glassware with her skilled team of artisans. The Annieglass studio, originally 400 square feet in the Old Sash Mill, is now a manufacturing facility of more than 16,000 square feet in Watsonville. Twice each year a new collection is introduced. Annieglass has invigorated the ancient craft of glassmaking with new technology and original design. In 2017, Annie launched The Craftbar, hosting a variety of workshops in arts and crafts, which functions as a community beacon. The Annieglass retail store is connected to the factory and is run by her daughter, Ava Reinhold; it offers all of the Annieglass collections as well the work by other well-known and local craft artists. Annie serves as an advisor and trustee on the board of her alma mater, the California College of the Arts, where she was a scholarship student. Over 400 non-profits annually receive cash and in-kind donations, including Jacob's Heart, Girls Inc., Digital Nest, Planned Parenthood of Mar Monte, Salud Para La Gente, Watsonville Film Festival, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Museum of Art and History. Over 40 scholarships have been awarded to students in need. The Santa Cruz community has been very supportive and generous to Annieglass, Annie and her family. Her son, Taylor Reinhold, recently directed the Sea Walls Santa Cruz murals and follows in the family footsteps of art and community service. ARTS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

www.scparks.com • 13 ARTS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES Watercolor Basics VIRTUAL Love the fluid beauty and transparency of watercolor painting? It is never too late to get started. In this beginning class you will learn: • paint/water ratios, paint mixing • basic color theory and painting techniques • blending, glazing and negative painting techniques Each week students will be given a painting project to do on their own to help reinforce and build their skills. Video of class will be provided after each class. Estimated supply cost is $60-$100. List sent after registration. Questions: [email protected] Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth ZOOM ONLINE - AGES 16 + Tu 6/7-6/28 11am-12:15pm $85/$93 Watercolor Landscapes VIRTUAL This class will focus on painting trees, skies, clouds, hills, rocks, etc. and other landscape elements. Each week students will be given a painting project to do on their own to help reinforce and build their skills. Supply list sent after registration or email [email protected] Prerequisites: Watercolor basics or previous painting experience recommended, but not necessary. Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth ZOOM ONLINE - AGES 16 + Tu 7/12-8/2 11am-12:15pm $85/$93 Watercolor: All About Water VIRTUAL Learn to paint beautiful seascapes, waves, rivers and lakes with reflections. We will focus on learning different techniques for painting water including adding extra touches with pastels and gouache to create highlights and details. Supply list sent after registration or email [email protected] Prerequisites: Watercolor basics or previous painting experience recommended. Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth ZOOM ONLINE - AGES 16 + Tu 8/9-8/30 11am-12:15pm $85/$93 Drawing - 1 & 2 VIRTUAL Drawing well is a great foundation for any art making. In these beginning classes, you will learn how to “look and see” what you are drawing. You will be introduced to basic drawing concepts such as use of line, tone, value, composition and tips for helping to create more accurate drawings. Drawing 2 will be a continuation of Drawing 1. Instructor: Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth ZOOM ONLINE - AGES 16 + Drawing 1 Tu 6/7-6/28 1-2pm $75/$83 Drawing 2 Tu 7/12-8/2 1-2pm $75/$83 Acrylic Painting - Beginning VIRTUAL Learn basic painting techniques through small painting projects. and exercises. Learn how to mix colors and create balanced compositions with a point of interest. Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth ZOOM ONLINE - AGES 16 + Th 6/16-7/7 4-5pm $75/$83 Watercolors in the Park IN-PERSON Each session will be a guided 2-hour lesson, with stepby-step instruction on how to create our "painting of the day". Paintings will be beginner-friendly & great for both kids & adults. We will learn & practice various watercolor techniques as we go. Suitable for ages 8 and up. All supplies provided. Instructor: Anastasiya Bachmanova JUNE 2, 5-7PM @ QUAIL HOLLOW $10/$11 JULY 7, 5-7PM @ APTOS VILLAGE PARK $10/$11 AUGUST 4, 5-7PM @ PINTO LAKE $10/$11 Sample class painting by Roberta Kiphuth

14 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services SPECIAL EVENTS Join us for family-friendly movie nights under the stars this summer and fall. Family Movie Nights is a series of free outdoor movie events. Movies begin at dusk. Low back chairs, blankets and jackets recommended. No alcohol, please. Come early and bring a picnic to enjoy! 5/20 – Toy Story 4 – Aptos Village County Park - 100 Aptos Creek Rd, Aptos 6/24 – Big Hero 6 - Mesa Village County Park – 790 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 7/15 – Rock Dog 2 “Rock Around the Park” - Anna Jean Cummings County Park - 461 Old San Jose Road, Soquel 7/29 Luca - at Highlands County Park - 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond FREE Fami ly Movie Nights Register in advance at scparks.com Visit scparks.com for details. SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 SIMPKINS FAMILY SWIM CENTER POOL PARTY! SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PARKS & REX Fun activities for the whole family - including dogs!

www.scparks.com • 15 JULY ACTIVITIES Join us at Santa Cruz County parks, beaches, trails and programs to celebrate Parks Make Life Better Month. Challenge yourself to visit the more than 60 parks, beaches and coastal access points County Parks has to offer! But first, mark your calendars for the activities listed on this page - all FREE, and designed just for YOU! Visit www.scparks.com “Parks Make Life Better Month” for more information. Explore a mission with Agents of Discovery at Ramsay Park. Download the App. Today! BBQ with friends & family at your favorite SCC Park Kick off Parks & Recreation Month – “Beach Bluff stROLL” Take a wheelchair stroll along the beachside bluff trail at Seascape County Park 11am-1pm Enjoy reading? Pick up a book at the “Little Free Library” at Chanticleer Park and read it under a shady tree Skip rocks at the Aptos Village Park creek Full Moon Walk at Quail Hollow Ranch 9pm-11pm Go outside and get some fresh air. We have a great outdoor array of exercise equipment at Pinto Lake and Aldridge County Park County Park Enjoy a stroll at the Heart of Soquel parkway trail Agents of Discovery Mission is waiting for you at the Heart of Soquel “Doggie Date Night” Movies Under the Stars at Anna Jean Cummings Park - Rock Dog 2 Redwoods & Reivers Hike at at Highlands County Pk 4pm-6pm Practice your favorite Yoga pose at Pinto Lake County Park Yoga at Seascape County Park 4pm Try your hand at Bocce ball at Felt St. Park or Heart of Soquel Brinca el Caracol en el parque del condado en Pinto Lake Movies Under the Stars at Highland Park – Luca Redwoods & Reivers Hike at Highlands County Pk 4-6pm Create Sidewalk Chalk Art at your favorite Santa Cruz County Park Agents of Discovery Mission is waiting for you at Pinto Lake County Park Brinca el Caracol en el parque Mesa Village Agents of Discovery Mission at Quail Hollow Ranch Agents of Discovery Mission and Parks Rx is waiting for you at Pinto Lake County Park Play a round of horseshoe at Aldridge Lane Park (bring your own equipment) Brinca el Caracol en el parquet del condado en Pinto Lake Beach Clean Up! Pick your favorite SCC Beach and make a difference “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance” 4-6pm Brommer County Park Calling all wheelchairs and walkers for dancing fun. Start Gaze with the SC Astronomy Club at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park 8:30pm “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance” 4-6pm Calling all wheelchairs and walkers! Heart of Soquel Prkwy, behind Play it Again Sports Join us and learn or watch baton twirling with SC County Parks team at Felton Cover Bridge County Park – 10am* We have another Agents of Discovery mission for you. Visit Moran Lake and start your challenge today! Fly a Kite at Seascape County Park Race down the BIG slides at Anna Jean Cummings Build a sandcastle at Hidden Beach Agents of Discovery Mission at Greyhound Rock Beach 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

16 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES County Parks Among the groups and individuals who have made a difference in their community through their volunteer work with us are K&D Landscaping, Santa Cruz Warriors staff, the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club, SLV Rotary, Friends of Quail Hollow, Felton Library Friends, Department of Rehabilitation and families and individuals who pitch in to help maintain our Pinto Lake Disc Golf course, Anna Jean Cummings Park, and Jose Ave. Park. Adopt a Park – Volunteer groups may adopt one of our parks, natural areas, or facilities. Responsibilities include park beautification, reporting park needs, installing and monitoring bird nest boxes and other fun projects. Adopt a Trail – Volunteer groups adopt sections of paved or natural trails, report trail needs and perform small projects. Adopt a Project - Assist with special events, a project you are passionate about, or a new park! Volunteers receive project coordination, safety orientation, and materials and tools needed for specific projects from the Parks Department. Quail Hollow Ranch Volunteers may lead interpretive programs, remove invasive non-native plants, assist with children's programs, maintain trails or garden, among other things. In return for your time you will gain a greater understanding of one of the more well-kept secrets of the Santa Cruz Mountains and feel good about giving back to your community. For more information, please call Margaret Ingraham at (831) 454-7927. Junior Volunteer Program - Spring Camps Teens ages 13-17 can spend their spare time this summer helping recreation staff lead games, art and crafts, sports, and more for children ages 5-12. Gain valuable work experience and learn useful job skills. There is a $50 fee to participate in this program. Volunteer Opportunities - Parks, Trails, Beaches, Programs, and more! How can volunteers help? Individuals and groups can volunteer for a one-day project or dedicate themselves to an on-going or long-term project. Anyone can become a volunteer, whether you are an individual, family, or part of a group! Why Volunteer? • Give back to the community • Improve the quality of life in your community • Gain valuable skills and experience • Practice and strengthen leadership skills • Meet new people • Help the Department extend services to more people • Have fun and utilize your unique skills and talents! What can you volunteer for? • Youth Programs • Beach & Park Clean-Ups • Park Docent • Neighborhood Park Projects • Park Maintenance • Senior Programs • Special Events Contact County Parks Volunteer Coordinator via e-mail: [email protected] or call (831) 454-7927 Felton Discovery Park The Felton Discovery Park, adjacent to the Felton Library, promotes environmental literacy through its design and programs. Volunteers meet monthly to maintain the native plant gardens and remove invasives. Docents help develop and implement programs and activities for people to learn about and interact with the natural world. See more about the park features at https://www.feltonlibraryfriends.org/copy-of-library. If interested in volunteering, fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at www.scparks.com

www.scparks.com • 17 ADULT & SENIOR ACTIVITIES Have you missed us? We’ve certainly missed you and we’re gearing up to bring you some great in-person offerings! Please check scparks.com in the weeks to come and/or email [email protected] to let us know you’re ready to join us in organized activities and to ensure you are on our email newsletter list. We can’t wait to see you! In the meantime, don’t miss the great opportunities we have in store for you at the Virtual Recreation Center at scparks.com. Senior Center Without Limits We’ve partnered with Community Bridges and other great local organizations to offer this new and innovative program which brings enrichment activities like yoga, art, music and support groups to older adults in their homes at no cost. The Senior Center Without Limits is a free program that overcomes the digital divide to connect seniors to their community, engage in activities to improve cognitive processes and combat isolation. Who can participate in the Senior Center Without Limits program? All Santa Cruz County residents over the age of 60 are invited to participate in this free program. Just find a class on the online calendar at communitybridges.org/scwol and at the stated day and time, click on the link to join the class. 3 things you need to participate: • Internet connection. Programs may be available to those who qualify for affordable internet services. • A tablet or computer. You can use any internet enabled tablet computer to participate in the activities. If you do not have a tablet computer, you may be able to receive a free Amazon Fire tablet. Who qualifies for a free tablet? Lowincome residents of Santa Cruz County over the age of 60 - while supplies last. • Zoom account. All program activities will be conducted via video through Zoom. If you have problems connecting, please contact Clara Munoz at (831) 458-3481. For more information about the program visit us online at scparks.com or call the Recreation Department at (831) 454-7941. Capitola Mall Walking Join the Mall Walkers for health, fitness, and FUN! Meet friendly and supportive participants while you walk in a safe and protected environment. Walking is a wonderful way to be physically active! It’s easy, and it’s relatively riskfree. Walking is the most popular aerobic activity. We have monthly events and social gatherings at local eateries (lunch is not included). Come join us and be part of the movement. Drop by the entrance to the food court. Location: Capitola Mall M/W/F 9:30am 50 + $25 annual fee NEW Active Adults Fitness at Park A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for active adults who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes anaerobic conditioning and stretching segments. Get ready to stretch, exercise your upper body with resistant bands and lower body exercises to build strength and balance. We will recover with relaxation breathing techniques. Instructor: SC County Recreation Team Location: Anna Jean Cummings County Park (meet at the bottom parking lot) Tu 10:30-11:30am 50 + FREE *Please consult with your physician before participating in this class.

18 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services ADULT & SENIOR ACTIVITIES Collette Vacations Extended Tips Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park Ice fields, rushing waterfalls, glacial peaks, and towering summits are just a few of the wonders awaiting you in the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. July 19 – 25, 2022 Single $4,049/Double $3,349/Triple $3,319 Upcoming trips and exciting destinations in 2022! Please RSVP by calling (831) 454-7941. Islands of New England The Atlantic coast is calling. Explore New England’s majestic seaboards, from Rhode Island to Cape Cod. Experience the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Nantucket. Explore the local charms, walk along historic cobblestone streets, and feel like a true New Englander in a traditional cranberry bog. September 8 – 15, 2022 Single $4,099/Double $3,299/Triple $3,269 Autumn in Vermont featuring Lake Champlain & the Adirondacks Discover Vermont’s winding roads lined with autumn foliage and cozy towns with an eclectic spirit. October 14 – 20, 2022 Single $3,549/Double $2,949/Triple $2,919

www.scparks.com • 19 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Recreation Leaders Parks, Recreation & Cultural Worker I-IV $15.45 - 18.38/hr. (plus a $2/hr. differential) There are limited positions (temporary/ extra help) available for summer day camps, as well as during the school year for events, classes, and other recreational programs. Substitute-leader positions are also available (temporary/extra help). PRCW I applicants (entry level) need no previous experience, just an interest in working with children. PRCW II-IV applicants must have 3-9 months of full-time experience working with 3-12 year-old children in a school or recreation program setting. PRCW IV level applicants must have supervisory experience. If you are interested in applying, please call the Parks office at (831) 454-7901 to inquire about current employment opportunities. Head Lifeguard, Lifeguard $16.07-$18.08/hr. (plus a $2/hr. differential) All positions are extra-help. Lifeguards receive an additional $1.25/hr. when teaching lessons. Park Services Officer $15.45-$17.38/hr. (plus a $2/hr. differential) Learn the principles and techniques of assisting and protecting the public in the use of County park and recreation facilities. Provide routine information to the public regarding park facility usage. Work schedules include weekends, holidays and evenings and may fluctuate depending on season or condition. For more information about employment opportunities, please call (831) 454-7901.

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