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Design Trends: Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are becoming a trend among many homeowners today.  While compared to most other counter-top materials, Quartz is the appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, and even luxurious. Quartz is non-porous as well, giving it the strength to resist staining.  Quartz also has the same durability as concrete and granite, but is quite a bit more forgiving so it won’t chip or crack as easily. It also works well with most styles! Take a look at a few examples below for more inspiration!

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Our Ella quartz countertop is a soothing complement to a beachy and coastal kitchen renovation by @JKathDesignBuil #MyCambria

Moonshine cabinets and Carrara Marmi Quartz for the laundry room!

White Quartzite Countertop Ideas. Kitchen with thick White Quartzite Countertop and farmhouse sink. #WhiteQuartzite #Countertop AGK Design Studio.

Victoria Quartz countertop. Marble vs. Quartz - A Thoughtful Place

White Quartz Counters with Farmhouse Sink: Carrara Gioia Quartz at Daltile

 

 

2018 Guide to San Diego Summer Camps

Summer 2018 is almost upon us! This year, there plenty of different summer camp programs in San Diego for kids of all ages to enjoy and experience!

General Camps/Programs

Army Navy Camp Pacific

The Army Navy has been hosting Camp Pacific for 75 years now and has an overnight and day session that offers a variety of fun indoor and beach activities! More information here.

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OutPost Summer Camp

Outpost summer camps are back again to kick off the 2018 summer with a bang! Outpost’s entirely outdoor environment allows campers to reconnect with nature, get the exercise their bodies need and see their inner creativity spring back to life untethered to devices or at-home comforts. More information here.

YMCA Camps

The YMCA has several programs dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y offers a multitude of camps in San Diego County including Day Camps, Specialty Camps, and Sleep-Away Camps.  Unique to each neighborhood, the Y is a benefit to the community. More info can be found here.

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Academic Camps 

InGenious Summer Camps

Ingenious Summer camps include programs specializing in Science Technology, engineering, arts and math! More information here.

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San Diego Children’s Museum

The San Diego Children’s Museum includes exhibits focusing on science, culture, art, math and engineering.  They’re mission is to inspire children to learn through hands-on exploration, imagination and experimentation.  More information here.

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The San Diego Area Writing Project Summer Programs 

The San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) at UC San Diego is dedicated to the improvement of student learning through the effective teaching of writing. The SDAWP believes that writing is critical to learning and a vital tool for communication and should occur regularly in all classes and across the curriculum. More information here.

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Animal Camps

San Diego Zoo Summer Camp

Explore the world of animals through the Summer Camp adventures at the Zoo! This includes animal experiences, exclusive exhibit visits, bus rides, games and crafts! They have camps spanning from Pre-K to12th grade! More information here.

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 San Diego Safari Park Summer Camps 

Discover an adventure like no other during the Safari Park’s Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers connecting with creatures, meeting meerkats, getting up close to cheetahs, feeding okapis, and discovering African wonders the way the Safari Park’s will! More information here.

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Zovargo Animal Summer Camp

Zovargo Animal Summer Camp 2018 San Diego is unlike most animal summer camps! Animals, Nature, and FUN are at the center of everything we do at this animal summer camp!  The memories made at THIS camp will last a lifetime!  More information here.

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Art Camps

A Colorful Universe Art Camp 

What a fun way to spend the school break with exciting art projects and an awesome group of kids. Campers will engage in creative seasonal projects with different experiences each day. Campers will be exposed to different mediums of art including Painting Pottery, Glass Fusion, Clay Sculpting , Painting Canvas, and Board Art! Click here for more information.

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Oceanside Museum of Art Summer Camp

During the summer the museum hosts week-long art camps with various themes. During the week campers will explore different art mediums such as paint, clay, printmaking, and collage. At the end of the summer, all campers are invited to participate in a group art show!  More information here.

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Music Camps 

Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock offers camps that cover a wide range of interests and skill levels that instills the joy of music in kids of all ages! Younger  campers can learn the basics of music by the exposure to real instruments while the older campers can join a Rock Band, sing with a Glee Club or learn the basics of how to be a DJ! More information here.

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Express Yo Self: Expressive Arts Summer Camp

Express Yo Self is an arts youth camp! It is a 5-day day camp providing opportunities for high school aged youth to further their art or begin their involvement in the performing arts. Participants will get hands-on experience in one of four enrichment tracks (instrumental chamber music, music production, improv comedy, or photography). Campers will receive instruction from professional teaching artists from partner organizations! More information here.

Young Actors Theatre Camp

Professional teaching artists lead four separate classes focused on acting, singing, and dance, with one specialty class that varies from session to session depending on the themes within the play that week.  Examples of the specialty class include: improv, fight choreography, stage makeup, and puppetry! In a fun and creative environment, campers develop theatre skills, gain confidence and develop social skills through collaboration and performance. More information here.

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Sports Camps

Nike US Sports Camps San Diego 

The Nike US Sports Camps have a variety of programs all over San Diego County for all kinds of sports! Some include football, baseball, golf, water polo, basketball and much more! This camp connects passionate coaches with young athletes to inspire personal growth and development! More information here.

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Momentum Training Center Camp

Momentum Training Center Camps offer indoor soccer camps focusing on speed, agility, technique, conditioning and strategy! This camp utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to teach technique and tactical understanding.  Camp sizes are limited to 10 students per coach ensuring quality training!  More information here.

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Fulcrum Surf Camp

If your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the ocean, consider Fulcrum Surf School for a week of hanging out at the beach, surfing instruction, and a ton of fun! More information here.

Science Camps

Digital Media Academy – UCSD Tech Camps

Digital Media Academy has been offering tech summer camps for kids and teens in San Diego since 2004. Students have an opportunity to experience college life at the picturesque beachside campus of UCSD. In modern tech classrooms, students can learn to build a world in Minecraft, make their own short film, design a video game, and more! More information here.

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Fleet Science Center Summer Camps

The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! Their science-themed summer camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun. (Oh—and don’t tell the kids, but they’ll be learning a lot, too!) They have something for all ages, from Pre-K through 8th Grade! More information here.

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Recipe: Swordfish Kebabs with Mint Pesto

What You Need:

1/4 c. sliced almonds

  • 1/4 c. sliced almonds
    1 large clove garlic, smashed
    1 c. packed fresh mint leaves
    1/4 c. packed parsley leaves
    1 tbsp. grated lemon zest (from 1 medium lemon)
    5 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    Pinch crushed red pepper (optional)
    1 1/2 lb. thick-cut swordfish steaks, cut into 11/2″ cubes

How To:

  1. Make the cilantro-lime chimichurri: Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Heat grill to 375º. Drizzle oil over steaks and season with salt and pepper. Place steaks on hot grill and grill, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium doneness. Remove steaks from heat and transfer to a cutting board. Cover loosely with foil and allow steaks to rest, 10 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add oil, garlic, lemon juice, and asparagus and toss together until asparagus is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange asparagus on hot grill and grill until lightly charred and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. To serve: Slice steaks into 1″ strips and drizzle with chimichurri. Serve with asparagus and remaining chimichurri.

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