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Mom's Guide to Chula Vista - Family Friendly Businesses, Events and Discounts

The Mom's Guide to Chula Vista is the source for all mommies looking for discounts, freebies, helpful parenting tips, a calendar of not-to-be-missed annual events and a comprehensive listing of businesses serving families like yours.

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Winter Camps in Chula Vista

Where did 2013 go?  I do not know about you, but I am looking forward to 2014!  While most of the country is shoveling snow, we can actually schedule a “beach play date”!  If you are new to the area or looking to join a moms group, check out Chula Vista East Moms Group on meetup.com.  They are a wonderful group of supportive moms who enjoy scheduling playdates, MNO, community service activities, and much more.

We have a few more days with NO SCHOOL which means…..WINTER CAMPS are in full swing!  Here are a few of the camps I know of here in San Diego county’s BEST KEPT SECRET, East Chula Vista.

Beach day in Coronado

American Sign Language**

This winter, Heidi is offering day camps for kids. Each day lasts from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ASL (American Sign Language) Winter Day Camp: January 6-10. Hearing Students in Kindergarten – 8th Grade. Cost: $65. Arrival at 11:00 a.m. Dismissal at 12:30 p.m. This winter camp for hearing children meets in the morning at Otay Ranch Town Center in the Food Pavilion: 2015 Birch Road, Suite 409, Chula Vista, CA 91915. At the end of the week, each camper will identify ASL as a world language and characteristics of Deaf Culture. Students will also learn some basic sign language skills and gain an understanding used by Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. For more information, email Heidi at tbdhad@hotmail.com.

Bricks4Kidz Summer Camp at Jump & Rock!**

Bricks4Kidz camps is a high energy, fast paced setting where kids discover, explore, invent, and create. Each day kids will enjoy various model building, LEGO® games, team challenges, and much more. Then children will be able to let loose in the extraordinary environment of JUMP and ROCK.  Each day kids will enjoy approximately 2 hours of Bricks4Kidz and 1 hour of Jump & Rock.

Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon starting January 6 and ending on January 10.  Check out www.bricks4kidz.com or call 619-207-0807 today.  Check them out on facebook. Prices are $135 per week for Chula Vista Moms, and they offer military discounts!

Horse Camp

Sweetwater Horse Camp located in Bonita offers a variety of camps depending on the level of your cowboy or cowgirl.  They offer several different camp activities… riding HORSES, grooming HORSES, riding HORSES, feeding HORSES, riding HORSES, bathing HORSES, watching HORSES, oh and of course more RIDING HORSES!  Check out their website for all the details.  

Kid Ventures**

Don’t just sign your child up for camp this winter; give them the adventure of a lifetime at Kid Ventures’ Winter Camp! Kid Ventures Camp makes it possible for you, the parent, to have some free-time, while your child is busy having the time of their life! Sign your child up for a day, a week, or longer—depending on YOUR needs. Our creative camp themes engage all the senses with opportunities to develop gross motor skills, improve social interaction, and explore creative play—but don’t tell the kids—they just think it’s fun!  Kids can dress up like princesses and pirates while shopping in the KV market. Craft and snack are included in each day of camp. Special camp activities include: Enrichment activities, dancing, music, acting, outdoor water fun, and much more!  Hours are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day with a 12 child limit. Extended care available. Kid Ventures is open to the general public during camp.  Check out their webpage or facebook page for all the details or call 619-651-8622.  Camp dates are available December 23-27; 30-31; January 2-14.

Living Coast Discovery Center

Living Coast Discovery Center is offering educational fun day camps.  There are several to choose from, both in the morning and in the afternoon.  Tommy and some of his buddies attended these camps last year and had a blast.  The hardest part is choosing which ones to sign up for.

My Kids Clubhouse**

Join us for winter camp! Activities include open play, arts and crafts, games, snack and tons of fun. Full day 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and half day 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. are available. Ages 2-8 years old are welcome. Campers do not need to be potty trained, but must be at least 2 years old. Check out their website and facebook page for more information and to sign up.

Selah Groove Creative Arts and Enrichment Academy**

Bring your little one to Selah Groove in Bonita!  We have a lot on the agenda.  Camps run from December 23-January 10 for children ages 2-11.  Arts, cooking, crafts, science, tumbling/gymnastics, hip hop, tap, face painting, and more!  Camps just for girls include, baton twirling, ribbon dancing, jazz, ballet, plus play at My Kids’ Clubhouse ($7 extra fee).  Camps run from 8:30-4:30 and extended time available until 6:00 pm.  Space is limited so sign up today.  Prices include lunch and snack.  $100 for 3 full days and $33.33 per day after that.  $25 for a 3 hour camp per day.  Call 619-479-0850.  Selah Groove is located next door to Hans and Harry at 5080 Bonita Rd suite B.  Please check out her website at www.selahgroove.com for more information on camp scholarships!

**To enter the raffle to win one of these wonderful camps (only the camps with ** next to the title) go like their facebook page and say, “Chula Vista Mom sent me” and leave a comment on this blog.  Make sure you say which camp you would like to win!  There will be multiple winners.  Enter TODAY!!

A special THANK YOU to ASL Talk to the Hand, Bricks4Kidz, Kid Ventures, My Kids’ Clubhouse, and Selah Groove Arts and Enrichment Academy, for supporting Chula Vista Moms by donating camps to this raffle!  Winners will be drawn out of a hat on New Year’s Eve!


Have a Happy New Year!  May 2014 be filled with happiness and health!

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