At Blue Pacific Boating, professional skippers boldly lead novice sailors across choppy waters in pursuit of sailing expertise. The two-hour introductory lesson, which is held aboard one of Blue Pacific’s new, midsize yachts, gives mildly salted sea dogs a hands-on introduction to the basics of sailing, including essential maneuvering techniques and the secret to keeping the wind out of your sails. Mounting the waves from the school’s Oxnard port, the captain and a crew of up to five will tour Channel Islands Beach, playing bumper boat with other vessels along the way and absorbing views of cavorting dolphins and roaring sea lions. Courses will be offered weekly, alternating between Sundays and Wednesdays.
Since its founding in the early 1990s, Pacific Camps has been bringing kids together to play and learn in a safe environment during camps and before- and after-school care programs. Each day of camp is packed full of fun, made up of both structured programming and unstructured play time. Camp staffers unite kids for arts and crafts and games, and also turn them loose to explore the camp's facilities, which include basketball hoops and four-square courts. Field trips and inter-camp events also get children's minds and muscles active. With a staffer-to-child ratio of 1:12, parents can rest assured that their children are under caring supervision at all times.
However, their before- and after-school care programs take learning a little more seriously. During these sessions, children are encouraged to tackle their homework with the aid of encyclopedias, maps, and tutors in an environment free of paper-hungry dogs.
More than 20 years ago, in her native Macau, Goretti Ngao Fong?s cousins purchased the family an upright piano. Within a few months Goretti attended her first lesson, and has been expertly tickling the ivories ever since. A veteran of many master classes and recitals, she now teaches piano to budding students of all ages at her eponymous studio. She focuses each private lesson on learning the instrument?s fundamentals, from playing scales to performing entire sonatas with your nose.
An acclaimed artist, Kelly Segré specializes in various visual fields, including fine-art portrait photography. With a trained eye for composition and design, she also shoots commercial and ad campaigns and works on music and fusion videos. Eager to equip others with the tools needed to create their own artful imagery, she also hosts 2.5-hour beginner and specialty photography classes.
A frequent finalist for Best Comedy Club according to Ventura County Reporter's readers, Ventura Improv Company offers the only improv comedy in Ventura and has been eliciting chortles and guffaws with family-friendly farce for the past 21 years. The VIC's veteran comedic combatants perform unscripted comedy through scenes, games, and music created on the spot. The VIC performs shows such as Spontaneous Broadway, a full-length musical whose plot is conceived through audience suggestions, and TheatreSports Team Match, a two-team battle where competitors perform a challenge set by the host.