Downtown Campbell is pleased to be welcoming back our friends for our first Wine Walk in almost two years! We've put together an online guide to help you navigate tonight's wine tasting stops and learn more about our shops and the wineries that we're hosting.
You already well know that the Olive Bar in Downtown Campbell is your spot for a whole flavor library of Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars, but did you know there's also some really great gourmet pantry items that are waiting to be discovered?
We just added 50 new pantry products to go along with our lineup of hot sauces, gourmet salts, and flavored jams. Stop in and see what's new!
It'll be delayed, but Boogie Music Festival will happen in 2021 as Boogie Remixed 2021 on Saturday & Sunday, August 21st & 22nd in Downtown Campbell. The Campbell Chamber is excited to announce Boogie Music Festival in a remixed format.
Though the dates have changed, the need for volunteers remains the same. As always, volunteers are a large part of what make our festivals such a success. If you are able to participate by working a shift during the event, please sign up by filling out a volunteer information form from the link below.
If you signed up previously, we still have your information. All volunteers will be contacted directly with specifics as the festival gets closer. Please feel free to invite family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors - volunteering as a group is extra fun and rewarding.
To volunteer as a group, please email Teresa Stanko ([email protected]) with names, date, times and your preferred tasks.
We hope you have a safe and fun 4th of July holiday planned this weekend. If you were hoping to make the Campbell Farmers' Market part of it, it's unfortunately going to be on holiday too. It'll be back during its usual hours at its temporary location in the parking lot of the Campbell Community Center again next Sunday.
It's not too late to register for our Summer Youth Camps and Classes! Don't miss your chance! Spots are filling fast!
Day Camp at John D Morgan Park Ages 4-12
Cooking Camps for Ages 6-15
Skyhawks Basketball Camps Ages 7-12
Skyhawks Lacross Camp Ages 7-12
Oceans and Robotics, Science and Technology Camp SSROV Ages 8-14 YRS
Cheerleading Camps Ages 5.5-10
Public Speaking and Debate Camps - Virtual & In-Person Ages 7-13
Virtual Art Camps Ages 5-12
World Cup Soccer Ages 5-13
MusicalMe Classes In-Person & Virtual Ages 0 to 8
You probably know this. On June 15th, California re-opened.
What does that even mean?
It means that most, but not all Covid-19 related public health orders have been lifted for all the lucky people who've been vaccinated. For people who haven't been vaccinated, the new rules are relaxed, but remain more similar than not to what they were before.
As of the June 15th re-opening, businesses no longer have any capacity limits and for everyone who've been vaccinated, they're not required to enforce masking and social distancing. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean they can't still request on their own to have everyone wear a mask while on their premises.
Businesses that had specific restrictions on how they were allowed to operate, will no longer have those restrictions. Bars can be bars straight up. They don't have to serve food with your beer anymore. Entertainment venues can do their normal thing with only precautions required for people who haven't been vaccinated.
Some places may still require everyone to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If they do, they surely have a good reason. Please remember that every single small business is run by people who have families and we are all dealing with challenges that you can't see.
We're thrilled to be starting the return to the old normal, but the reality is that things are still a long ways from normal for people operating shops, restaurants, and services. 2021 is going to be a year of transition. Please help us get through this year by being your most compassionate and understanding self.
Farmers' Market + Outdoor Festivities
Many of you are probably eager to know when the Farmers' Market will be back in Downtown Campbell. That'll eventually happen, but there's no news for now.
Outdoor festivals and festivities? Some of those may happen and the organizers of those events want them to happen, but public health concerns are not the only logistical factors making their imminent return difficult.
Let's End the Pandemic for Good
If you haven't yet been vaccinated, please please please make it a priority to do so. The results are in and the so named Delta variant of Covid-19 has shown itself to be approximately twice as contagious as the initial strains of Covid-19 and might also be more severe. The good news is that if you've completed your shots, you're unlikely to get it and are well protected from developing a severe case even if you do.
Getting vaccinated is not only free, but you can actually collect a $50 reward for getting vaccinated and be entered into drawings for prizes donated by supporting organizations. If you need help finding a vaccination location, just go to...Read More
On June 15th, the State of California will enter a full re-opening and there will no longer be any indoor or outdoor capacity limits for any businesses. Things will be changing, but the parklets program will not be one of them.
The Campbell City Council recently voted to keep existing parklets in place through September 30, 2021. If you've grown fond of having more outdoor dining and service options, you're in luck and we're in luck. It's not going away anytime soon.
Yellow Tier Restrictions
After a long pandemic year, Santa Clara made it into the Yellow and least restrictive tier last month on May 18th. In the Yellow tier, here's what's allowed.
- Restaurants or bars that also serve food can have indoor seating up to 50% capacity
- Gyms and fitness studios can operate at up to 50% capacity indoors
- Entertainment centers can operate at up to 50% capacity indoors
- Museums can operate at 100% capacity
- Retail can operate at 100% capacity
- Bars not serving meals can open indoors up to 25% capacity
California Reopens on June 15th
On June 15th, when California enters a full re-opening, the colored tiers of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy will be retired and the above capacity limits will no longer apply. All businesses in Downtown Campbell will be allowed to operate at 100% indoors and outdoors.
Outdoor options that you've come to appreciate will continue to be available assuming those businesses wish to continue making them available and most will do so for some time to come.
Although the economy will be fully re-opened, it does not mean all health restrictions are terminated. Masks will still be required indoors for anyone who hasn't been vaccinated and there will continue to be some specific situations in which masks are still required for everyone regardless of vaccination status.
UPDATE: The big prizes have been given out, but they're still handing out $50 gift cards and other organizations are now donating really amazing prizes to encourage anyone who still hasn't been vaccinated yet to get their shots.
More than anywhere else, downtowns have a keen interest in seeing as many people vaccinated as possible. That's because our normal mode of operating is face to face and highly persona. We can't fully return to normal until the pandemic is completely behind us so if you're able to be vaccinated, please do so.
If you haven't been vaccinated yet, did you know that as part of California's Vax for the Win program you can get a $50 gift card and a chance to win prizes of $50,000 and $1.5 million as a reward for getting vaccinated? You just have to get at least your first shot by June 15th to qualify.
If you're ready to get vaccinated, just head over to myturn.ca.gov.
About the Prizes
2 Million Winners of $50
The first 2 million Californians to be vaccinated after May 27 will receive a $50 virtual prepaid card OR a $50 grocery gift card for Kroger stores or Albertsons stores.
30 Winners of $50,000 - JUNE 4 & 11
Thirty vaccinated California residents will win $50,000 each in cash. There will be 15 prize winners selected on June 4 and another 15 prize winners selected on June 11. Californians with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine who are 12 years of age and older will be eligible to win. (If someone under 18 wins, the cash will be put in a savings account for them until they turn 18.)
10 Winners of $1,500,000 - JUNE 15
Ten vaccinated California residents will be selected on June 15 to win cash prizes of $1.5 million each. Californians with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine who are 12 years of age and older will be eligible to win. (If someone under 18 wins, the cash will be put in a savings account for them until they turn 18.)
Click the links below to start exploring. Spaces are filling up fast! Register today to secure your spot! If the camp is already full, add your child's name to the wait list and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.
Campbell Day Camp
Art Beat Camps
Did you see this? Chrystal Bougon, the owner of All Bodies Welcome Hair Removal in Downtown Campbell was featured in a story about Covid-19, being fat, and stigma in the LA Times yesterday. We're proud to have Chrystal among our small business family especially since she and her business is such a good embodiment of the spirit of inclusion that we strive for.
All types of bodies are welcome at Chrystal's electrolysis studio. All types of bodies are welcome in Downtown Campbell too.
We know these are hard times for everyone and it is your continued support that has allowed us to stay open to this point.
As a small, family-owned and operated business, every purchase counts. If you are in a position to help, shopping online, visiting in-store, or simply spreading the word and extending an invitation to give us a try will make all the difference in keeping The Olive Bar in Downtown Campbell!
Visit us online: https://www.theolivebar.com/
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Earth to Arbor Day Family Scavenger Hunt
Get out doors and celebrate Earth and Arbor day this month!
The Campbell Youth Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission are partnering to bring you an extra special Earth and Arbor day celebration this year! Bring your families downtown to locate some of our unique trees and features. If you can correctly guess their locations, you will win a gift card to The Campbell Creamery!
How to Participate
On April 22nd, we will share a map and photos of unique trees and features in downtown Campbell
Print these pages or look at them on your phone as you walk around downtown and try to locate these spots with your family
When you find a tree or feature, match it with the letters on the map!
Bring your answers to the Campbell Creamery on April 30th between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The first 20 people to have at least 5 correct matches will be given a $5 gift certificate to the Campbell Creamery!
2021-2022 School Year Information
Registration begins April 13th at 10 AM for Campbell Residents & April 14th at 10 AM for Non-Residents
Our team has worked hard to plan a fun, enriching and safe pre-school experience for your child. We have made modifications to our typical Pre-School program in order to comply with the current Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara.
Campbell Recreation Pre-School provides a safe and nurturing environment for your child's first school experience. Each classroom is designed to maximize a child's learning experience.
To engage active and growing minds and bodies, we introduce as many different materials and hands-on learning opportunities as possible such as art, music, a movement lab, and language, reading, and math readiness activities. Oral language and listening skills are developed through circle time activities. Social skills are developed during both structured activities and unstructured free choice play time.
Our pre-school has provided children with their first school experience for over 20 years. We believe a child's first school experience sets the foundation for a love of learning.
A NEW session of Spring classes are just around the corner for youth and teens! Join us in-person or online! Below are the links for all of the classes starting April 9-April 24th.
Virtual Music Classes (0-8 yrs) - Sibling Discounts Available