Camp Cooper Free Summer Day Camp Expands

Applications for this free day camp are being accepted now through April 30.

FREE!For over 25 years, the City of Eureka has been proud to provide a free summer day camp for the community members in need. Now, thanks to a grant from California State Parks, Eureka Parks & Recreation has been able to expand its Camp Cooper program into an 8-hour environmental education day camp.

This camp is designed to be a resource for low-income and disadvantaged youth and their families.

Due to limited spaces in this program,  Eureka Parks & Recreation has created a competitive application process for families based on level of need that will secure them a spot for the entire summer.

Details:

  • Camp runs June 19 through August 11
  • Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM
  • Ages 5-12
  • Deadline to pick up application is April 30
  • Families will be informed by May 12

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Raiders of the Lost Park for Ages 5-12 During Presidents’ Week

Let your young ones explore the environment outside their front door!

Eureka Parks & Recreation’s Explore Eureka program is offering a Presidents Week Camp at Cooper Gulch & Sequoia Park for your young ones to explore the environment outside their front door!

Young Adventurers will hike trails, learn about wildlife living in the park, and experiment with science focused activities relating the ecosystem of the redwoods. Kids will have lunch among the redwoods and learn fun outdoor adventure skills. Camp will take place at Cooper Gulch Tuesday & Thursday and at Sequoia Park on Wednesday & Friday (in the event of rain, camp will default to taking place at Cooper Gulch).

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NEW Adult Intro Class to Monologues, Auditions, and Canon

new-seal_zJQB-Uud_LParticipants will learn cold reading, monologue and scene prep, including specific works such as Shakespearean soliloquy, modern theatrical monologue, and more.

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NEW Class: Adult Intro to Acting Skills – Starts Sep 20

new-143080_640This community class is an introduction to general theater skills, including stage work, space work, scene work and a brief history of theater styles.

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UPDATE: Survey About Cooper Gulch Common Grounds

This update has a link to the survey.

A community group has partnered with the City of Eureka to re-envision the Cooper Gulch Park near downtown Eureka.

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The group, Cooper Gulch Common Grounds, is asking for your help in this process by participating in a survey later this month. This wide-ranging survey will help guide the group and the City as they work together to make this public space more inviting to a broad spectrum of the community. Please participate in this survey and have your voice heard!

The survey will also help to plan a full-day event on October 1st, 2016 at Cooper Gulch.

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Survey Forthcoming from Cooper Gulch Common Grounds

A community group has partnered with the City of Eureka to re-envision the Cooper Gulch Park near downtown Eureka.

The group, Cooper Gulch Common Grounds, is asking for your help in this process by participating in a survey later this month. This wide-ranging survey will help guide the group and the City as they work together to make this public space more inviting to a broad spectrum of the community. Please participate in this survey and have your voice heard!

The survey will also help to plan a full-day event on October 1st, 2016 at Cooper Gulch.

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Kicks and Tricks Skateboarding Competition Part of #GOPD2016

Be at the Eureka Skate Park from 9AM to 3PM for the “kicks and tricks” youth and adult skateboard competition.

Showcase your skills and compete for prizes or just hang out and watch the awesome action at the Eureka Skate Park at Cooper Gulch as part of Get Out and Play Day on July 30, 2016.

There will also be vendor booths, skate exhibition shows, and food vendors.

This all wouldn’t happen without the amazing support of Eureka Skate Shop.

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Overview of all Get Out and Play Day Events

Here’s where things are as of July 21, 2016 for #GOPD2016

Keep checking in and follow us on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (#GOPD2016) on Twitter for events and times as they’re updated. To see all the events lined up for Get Out and Play Day 2016 – updated with each new event, follow this link.
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2016 Coed Slow Pitch Softball Season Starts Soon

The 2016 coed league begins Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

There will be a league organization meeting Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Adorni Recreation Center at 1011 Waterfront Drive. (Attendance guarantees placement in the league.) Teams not attending the May 24th organization meeting will be admitted to the league on a first come, first served basis!

League Details:

  • It is a twenty-six (26) team league with competitive and non-competitive Divisions
  • 12 Game Season with games played Mondays & Wednesdays (and the possibility of some Fridays) at 6:30 P.M., 7:45 P.M., & 9:00 P.M. at Hartman, Kennedy, and Cooper Gulch North & South Fields
  • League Fees: Competitive Division is $525/team plus $10.00 non-resident fee for each player that lives outside Eureka city limits. The non-competitive division is $425/team plus $10.00 non-resident fee for each player that lives outside Eureka city limits
  • Pick Up schedules start Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Adorni.

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Three Ways to Play Adult Softball

As we’re gearing up for our summer adult softball league, we wanted to remind you that you can get involved as either a team, an individual, or a sponsor.

  1. Form a Team! With co-workers, family & friends!
  1. Sign up as an Individual! Individuals, couples or small groups wishing to participate but are not yet on a team may sign up as Free Agents. Instead of waiting on a list for a team to pick you up, individuals can now register themselves and we will place you on a team.  The Recreation Division cannot guarantee placement of players, but once we have 12 or more free agents and at least one person is willing to manage, we can form a team for you.  Staff will contact all of the team’s participants and share their contact information with the manager.  Teams will be created a minimum of one and a half weeks before the start of the season.  Registration fees will be taken once a team has been formed.
  1. Sponsor a Team! Sponsoring provides a terrific public relations opportunity as program supporters will experience a number of valuable benefits. Association with Eureka Recreation’s well-received, family-oriented activities will increase visibility within the community, reach a broad customer base and send a message of strong community support, making Eureka the ideal place to live, work and play!

Remember, no matter what you choose, team registration is happening now for Men’s League!  You must submit a roster with at least 9 signatures with league and non-resident fees.  Deadline to register a team is May 20th Continue reading Three Ways to Play Adult Softball