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For Children & Teens

Theatre for Teens

Pentacle Theatre's Parent Guide-this page rates the appropriateness of each play for elementary and high school students
Pentacle Theatre's Student Night--middle school, high school and college students attend a free dress rehearsal of a Pentacle play. Students are invited to attend "Talk Back," a question and answer discussion of the play and its production. Teachers acquire and distribute the tickets to their students.
Children's Educational Theatre--ages 8-18
Corban University Theatre Camp--grades 4-12
ACT YouThespians-opportunities for kids, 4th grade through age 18, to get involved in a theater production at the Albany Civic Theater
The Historic Elsinore Theatre
Youth Academy--Actors Cabaret of Eugene
Oregon Children's Theatre Acting Academy--ages 4-17--in Portland
Oregon Children's Theatre Young Professionals---advanced theatre training through mentorship--ages 13 and up
Gallery Theater Kids Theater Camp--McMinnville--ages 7 & up
S.K.I.T. (Salem Keizer Inspirational Teen) Theatre

Theatre for Pre-Teen Children

Pentacle Theatre's Parent Guide-this page rates the appropriateness of each play for elementary and high school students
Children's Educational Theatre--ages 8-18
Corban University Theatre Camp--grades 4-12
ACT YouThespians-opportunities for kids, 4th grade through age 18, to get involved in a theater production at the Albany Civic Theater
The Historic Elsinore Theatre
Youth Academy--Actors Cabaret of Eugene
Oregon Children's Theatre--Portland
Oregon Children's Theatre Acting Academy--ages 4-17--in Portland
Gallery Theater Kids Theater Camp--McMinnville--ages 7 & up
The Olde World Puppet Theatre and The Puppet Museum--Portland
Tears of Joy Theatre--puppet theatre for kids
Northwest Children's Theater and School--Portland--ages 4 1/2 -18

Create Art for Teens

Willamette Art Center-Family Clay Sunday
Willamette Art Center Art Classes--ceramics, glassblowing
Community Arts Education
Silverton Arts Association-KidsArts Classes
Portland Art Museum's Sundays for Families--explore a part of the museum and create art based on what you have seen
Drawing Portfolio Workshop for Teens--apply (applications due Sept. 12) for free one-on-one encouragement and guidance in further developing your drawing and your portfolio conducted by professional artists--every Thursday for 11 weeks, beginning Oct. 1, 2009
Portland Art Museum's Northwest Film Center

Create Art for Pre-Teens

Art Intern Program-Salem Art Association

High School Intern Program-Salem Art Association--look at Internship Opportunities in left column on this page
Gallery Internship---look under Internship Opportunities in the left hand column of this page, needs to be 18 years-old

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village

World Beat Festival

Art Contest World Beat Art Festival

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art-Eugene

Maryhill Museum-Goldendale, WA

Portland Children's Museum

Art for Teens

Portland Art Museum Family Tours-Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.-docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages

Art for Pre-Teens

Portland Art Museum Family Tours-Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.-docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages

Movies for Pre-Teens

Ike Box

Oregon Symphony Orchestra

Oregon Symphony Orchestra

$5 Student tickets--sold night of Oregon Symphony concert

Dance for Kids

Music for Kids

Opera for Kids

Robotics

Jensen Arctic Museum

Jensen Arctic Museum--Children's activities on third Saturday

Civil Air Patrol Cadet

Outdoors Service, Teens

The Oregon Garden

Vernon L. Wiscarson Young Musicians' Competition

Oregon Symphony Youth Concerts

Oregon Symphony Essay Contest

Oregon Symphony Master Coaching Sessions

The Salem Pops Orchestra

The Salem Pops Orchestra--look at left column for music camp and other scholarships

Family Festival of the Arts

Salem Public Library Special Events

Storytimes

Discovery Room at Salem Public Library

Book Discussions

Brainboosters for 3-5-year-olds

Brainboosters at Salem Public Library--parents and their preschool children play and learn together

Computer Use Age 18 & Younger

Read to a Pet

Toddler/Preschooler Totes

Toddler Totes at Salem Public Library--backpacks with books, CDs, DVDs and other materials relating to a particular subject of interest can be checked out

Karaoke for Teens

Teen Advisory Board for Library

Teen Advisory Board at Salem Public Library--teens help the library staff select materials, programs, and services for teens.

Teen Photography Contest

Music at the Library

Youth Park Activities

Youth Park Activities
Summer Parks Program
$35/participant/week - or - $210/participant/entire seven weeks
Get your children outside playing! Every day and week is a little different
as site coordinators mix it up with games and activities. This program runs
Monday through Thursday, 12-4 p.m., at Northgate Park, Englewood School/
Park, and Sumpter School/Park. Weekly themes subject to change.

Session 1 July 12-15 Welcome! Safety Week
Session 2 July 19-22 Zoo Week
Session 3 July 26-29 International Week
Session 4 August 2-5 Talent Week
Session 5 August 9-12 Science Week
Session 6 August 16-19 Olympics Week
Session 7 August 23-26 Carnival Week

Da Vinci Girls

YWCA Da Vinci Girls--3rd-5th grade girls explore areas of science, math, inventions, technology

Rollercoasters

YWCA Rollercoasters--A workshop for young children of divorce or separation--Fun games and activities help children through the transition of divorce or separation

Mission Mill Museum

Summer Camps

Academics

Oregon Zoo

Oregon State Parks

Bike Racing

Kitemaking for Kids

Parades

Fly

Northwest Art and Air Show--Albany--select Airport

Learn to Fly

Go Karts

Rock Climbing Walls/Gyms

Wrestling

See "Sports"

Social Events

Nite Court--MI-YMCA--social venue in cooperation with police departments--includes food, dances, basketball, dodgeball, soccer

Pony Rides

RR Saddle Club--Lyons
Fir Point Farms--Aurora--October

Horses

Ski Racing

Journey to Music

Sports Camps

Table Tennis/Ping Pong

Gymnastics

Cheerleading

Tumbling

Swimming

Martial Arts

Golf

Archery

Day Camps

Planetarium

Mentors

Community Service