"No more pencils, no more books
No More Teachers' dirty looks"
It's the anthem sang by generations of school children at the end of the academic year, welcoming the long unstructured days of summer — followed shortly thereafter by, "There's nothing to do. I'm bored."
When those summer doldrums hit, savvy Laguna parents should reach for the Community Services brochure of activities.
"We have the advantage of having beach-related activities that other cities don't," said Susan Cannan, director of Community Services since 2006.
"Kids often go from one class to another. We have a lot of multi-activity kids in this town."
Summer activities are primarily outdoors, Cannan said.
One of the most popular classes is the junior guards, but participants have to register early. Something to think about next year.
The program had 480 kids registered this summer in the two sessions for ages 8 to 15.
Laguna Beach residents or those who live within the Laguna Beach Unified School District boundaries or attend Laguna Beach schools get first crack at registration, then it opens to returning non-residents and newcomers.