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Area summer camps offer variety for children

Posted: April 24, 2013 - 12:09am  |  Updated: April 24, 2013 - 9:58am
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Photo by Jim Blaylock   Jeremiah Ellis, 8, (left) and William Yount, 11, react to seeing a baby alligator during a demonstration by Savannah River Ecology Lab personnel at the annual Grovetown Against drugs Summer Day Camp in 2012.
Photo by Jim Blaylock Jeremiah Ellis, 8, (left) and William Yount, 11, react to seeing a baby alligator during a demonstration by Savannah River Ecology Lab personnel at the annual Grovetown Against drugs Summer Day Camp in 2012.

 


For many area youngsters, the end of the school year signals the beginning of summer fun in the form of camp experiences.


With each passing year, the offerings become more varied and the opportunity to participate opens up to a broader group of youngsters.


Augusta Prep is offering nearly 40 different summer camps this year, with some open to children as young as 3.


“Because we try to provide a wide range of camps for ages 3-18, we have something for everyone,” said Cornelia Issac, the director of summer camps at Augusta Prep. “We have everything: traditional day camps that have their own themes each week, sports camps where kids can come just for fun or hone their skills for the next level of competitions, creative arts and exploratory camps that allow kids tons of hands-on experiences.


“Our Augusta Prep Summer Academy brings students back into the classroom to help prep for the PSAT/SAT or brush up on English, math, organization, study skills and even introduce them to their classrooms for next year,” added Issac.


The Family Y, with locations throughout the area, also offers a number of camps for the younger children.


“At Marshall, we offer a traditional camp for ages 5-12,” said Shonna Sargent, the program director at Marshall Family Y in Evans.


“We focus on character development, including our core values of respect, caring, responsibility, honesty and faith.”


Bricks 4 Kidz is another camp experience open to the younger crowd. Many of its camps are open to children as young as 5.


At right, see a listing of area summer camps.

Summer Camp Guide

Courtesy of Augusta Family Magazine

Camp information is provided by the organizations and is subject to change.

 

Camps in Columbia County

A Child's World

Locations:

  • 925 Stevens Creek Rd., Augusta, (706) 863-9485.
  • 4124 Madeline Dr., Augusta, (706) 210-7000.
  • 4204 Columbia Rd., Martinez, (706) 860-0059.
  • 4689 Hardy McManus Rd., Evans, (706) 364-4216.
  • 325 Old Wrightsboro Rd., Grovetown, (706) 868-9966.

Summer Camp. Ages 4-12. May 20-Aug. 9. Hours vary by location. Fun for all ages with weekly themes. Water play, reading programs, field trips, dramatic play, art projects and more. School-age children also team with teachers to research different activities and planning for a group activity. Call for complete details.

 

Aldersgate United Methodist Church: 3185 Wheeler Road; www.aldersgateum.com; (706) 733-4416.

Themed Camps. K-5th grades. Call for details.

 

Artsy Me: 4275-B Washington Road, Evans; www.artsymestudio.com; (706) 432-6396.

iCreate Camp. Call or check Web site for details.

 

Augusta Cheer Academy: 4150 Washington Road, Suite 4, Evans; www.augustacheeracademy.com; (706) 364-1138.

Call or check Web site for camp information.

 

Augusta Christian Schools: 313 Baston Road; www.augustachristian.org; (706) 863-2905, ext. 136

Enrichment Camps

Musical Camp. Rising 4th-6th graders. June 10-14. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (performance Friday night). $150. Learn many valuable tools for performance, such as auditioning skills, proper singing, memorization skills, coordination for dancing, performance etiquette and much more. A fun-packed week learning these skills and applying them to the musical of choice! The musical chosen will be released (to those registered) several weeks prior to the camp, so please register early! Bring sack lunch and snacks each day.

 

Worship Band Camp. Rising 9th-12th graders. June 17-22 (Monday-Saturday). $125. Learn to better serve the local body of Christ through music. Fine-tune your instrument/vocal skills with professional teachers/musicians through jam sessions and individualized instruction. Also, you will learn about technology and planning, as well as receive valuable Bible-based instruction about the roles of worship and music. Dinner served Saturday for camp attendees.

Camp Invention. Rising 1st-6th. June 17-21. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $220. A nationally acclaimed, week-long science and creativity day experience for elementary school children. Cultivate the ideas critical to science, technology, engineering and math by encouraging exploration and curiosity through exciting hands-on activities. The camp is directed by Bonny Baxley, bonnybaxley@augusta
christian.org. For more information, or to register online, visit www.camp
invention.org.

ASAP Summer Camp Program. Rising 1st-6th graders. May 28-August 8, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $125 per week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $75 per week. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee. The purpose of the ASAP Summer Program is to provide a safe, structured environment that brings fun to students. Children are involved in arts and crafts, sports, field trips, daily devotionals, children's church and much more. Every Friday is Water Fun Day. Contact Gina London at ginalondon@
augustachristian.org for information.

Athletic Camps: The Augusta Christian athletic department offers numerous summer camps. Most cost $80 for Augusta Christian students or $90 for non-Augusta Christian students. Call the school for information on individual camps.

 

Boys Basketball. Rising 4th-8th grades. May 28-31. 9 a.m.-noon. Coach Marty Griffin, martygriffin@augustachristian.org.

Girls Basketball. Rising 4th-7th grades. June 3-6. 1-4 p.m. Coach Nick Isaac, nickisaac@augustachristian.org.

Girls Basketball. Rising 8th-12th grades. June 3-6. 9 a.m.-noon. Coach Nick Isaac, nickisaac@augustachristian.org.

Girls Cheerleading. Rising K-5th grades. June 24-26. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Coach Jaime McKie, jaimemckie@augustachristian.org.

*Co-Ed Basketball. Rising 2nd-3rd grades. June 10-13. 9-11 a.m. $50. Coach Marty Griffin, martygriffin@augustachristian.org.

*Co-Ed Basketball. Rising 4th-8th grades. June 10-13. 3-6 p.m. $50. Dr. David Piccolo, gailhooker@augustachristian.org.

Co-Ed Speed. Rising 6th-12th grades. July 15-18. 6-8 p.m. Coach Keith Walton, keithwalton@augustachristian.org.

Football. Rising 4th-8th grades. June 10-13. 9 a.m.-noon. Coach Keith Walton, keithwalton@augustachristian.org.

Football-Position Camps. Rising 4th-8th grades. Quarterbacks/Receivers, July 8-11, 9 a.m.-noon. Kicking/Punting, July 8-11, 2-5 p.m. Lineman, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-noon. Linebackers/Defensive Backs, July 15-18, 2-5 p.m. Coach Nat Aydlett, nataydlett@augustachristian.org.

Softball Specialty. Rising 4th-8th grades. June 17-20. Hitting, 9 a.m.-noon. Fielding, 2-5 p.m. Coach Nat Aydlett, nataydlett@augustachristian.org.

Volleyball Camp. Rising 5th-8th girls. July 15-18. 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Wednesday 3:00-6:00). chuckrenfro@augustachristian.org.

Augusta Jewish Community Center: 898 Weinberger Way, off Furys Ferry Road, Evans; www.augustajcc.org; (706) 228-3636.

All camp staff is first-aid and CPR certified. All lifeguard staff is first-aid, CPR and WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certified. See website for discounts available.

AJCC Day Camp. Ages 3-13. Eleven 1-week sessions from May 22-August 2. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Early drop off and late stay available for an additional fee. $160 per week for regular 5-day camp; $100 May 22-24 (no camp May 20-21); $130 per week May 28-31 (no camp May 27) and July 1-5 (no camp July 4); $225 per week for specialty camps. Visit Web site for info on specialty camps to be offered. All campers, including specialty campers, will participate in swimming, tennis, archery, taekwondo and arts and crafts during the camp week.

AJCC Mini Camp. Ages 3-4. Eleven 1-week sessions from May 22-Aug. 2. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $125 per week for 5-day camp; $75 May 22-24 (no camp May 20-21); $100 per week May 28-31 (no camp May 27) and July 1-5 (no camp July 4). All mini campers will participate in swimming, arts and crafts and many other activities during the camp week. Mini camp takes place in The Bee Hive Preschool housed in the AJCC.

 

Augusta Players: www.augustaplayers.org; (706) 826-4707; summercamp@augustaplayers.org or info@augustaplayers.org.

Theatre Camps. Ages 6-high school. June 17-28 at Wesley United Methodist on North Belair Road in Evans, and July 8-19 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Walton Way. Cost $300-$350. Children are placed in age-appropriate groups and have structured activities focusing on the various aspects of musical theatre.Master Class available for experienced teens.

 

Augusta Preparatory Day School: 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; www.augustaprep.org; (706) 863-1906.

Camps include creative, arts, academic enrichment and sports. Visit Web site for latest camp information and online registration, or contact Erin Price, program manager, at Erin.price@augustaprep.org.

Camp Cavalier

Ants Camp. Ages 3-4. Weekly camps June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. Full day 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $180 per week. Half-day 9 a.m.-noon, $100 per week. Campers explore a new theme each week through games and activities. A snack is provided. Bring a lunch each day.

Grasshoppers Camp. Ages 5-8. June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $180 per week. Campers explore a new theme each week through arts and crafts, music, movement, games and activities. Bring a lunch each day.

Creative Arts Camps

Ballet. Ages 3-5. June 17-21. 9-11 a.m. $120. Taught by Julia (Morgan) Iseman, former principal dancer with the Augusta Ballet and Dance Augusta. Ballet Camp will consist of a creative movement/ballet class as well as a daily take-home craft. The students will learn ballet positions, movements and terminology through fun yet disciplined exercises. Ballet attire should be worn (any color leotard, tights and ballet slippers) and hair should be pinned away from the face.

Beginning Guitar. Ages 6-10, 11 a.m.-noon, June 10-14 or July 8-12. Ages 11 and up, 1-2 p.m. June 10-14 or July 8-12. $120 per week. Maximum of 10 students per class.

Ceramic Arts. Grades 5-12. July 8-21. 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. $200, includes art supplies. Children will learn hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery.

Drawing with Jay Jacobs. Ages 13 and up. July 22-26. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $120. Explore a variety of drawing materials and styles, from realism to animation, while participating in creative games and off-the-wall exercises.

Kick Start to Beginning Band! Grades 4-12. June 24-28. 9 a.m.-noon. $110. This camp is geared for students with minimal or no band experience who have an interest in joining band this fall. Students will explore different brass, woodwind and percussion instruments through "hands-on" activities, producing a tone on the instrument(s) of their choice, key and time signatures, note names and values and rhythm. Class fee includes t-shirt and beginning band book.

Mixed Media Sculpture. Ages 11-15. June 24-28. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $120. Make new friends and challenge your creative thinking while making "hands-on" sculptures in a friendly studio environment. This course is designed for teen artists who are interested in three-dimensional art. Students will learn a variety of new sculptural techniques and apply them using a diverse array of media including clay, plaster, wood, wire and tape.

Painting with Technique. Ages 11-15. June 24-28. 9 a.m.-noon. $120. This course explores brush handling techniques, palette arrangement and color mixing while using non-traditional painting supports. Students will master both realistic and abstract art while producing several works inspired by contemporary paintings. Projects will be created on wood, paper, canvas and found objects with an emphasis on the artistic fundamentals: pattern, balance, contrast and unity.

Exploratory Camps

Creative Writing. Grades 5-9. July 15-19. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $130. Students who enroll in the camp develop their skills as emerging writers through differentiated writing instruction, one-on-one writing support and fun writing workshop sessions. With a focus on the creative process and personal expression, students write short stories, personal narratives, poems or song lyrics and work collaboratively to improve their writing craft. Each camp participant is invited to an author's session during which they will share a piece of their personal writing and engage in a lively celebration of the art of expression.

Forensic Science. Ages 9-14. July 8-12. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. Explore the science behind crime investigation through mock crime scenes, gathering and processing evidence, analyzing data and attempting to link the evidence to the correct suspect.

Magic Tricks/Illusions. Ages 9-14. July 8-12. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $150. Learn to make coins vanish and appear at your fingertips, restore broken rubber bands, control any card in a deck, craft balloon animals and so much more. Students will receive information packets for the topics covered, a kit of tricks, a DVD of illusions and a certificate of completion.

Programming and Game Design. Ages 9-14. July 15-19. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $150. Use the Alice and Python programming languages to craft a variety of useful programs and amusing games. Apply what you learn about programming to build and manipulate a simple robot using LEGO NXT equipment. No experience required, but intermediate users are welcome. Students will receive information packets for the topics covered, a flash drive with all of the software used in class, and a certificate of completion.

Science in Action. Ages 9-14. July 15-19. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. Explore a variety of fundamental laws and principles of science through experimentation. We will also examine how these discoveries have shaped our modern technologies and contemplate future possibilities. Focus will be on astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics.

Sculpting. Ages 7-11. July 8-12 (Ages 7-9), July 15-19 (Ages 10-11). 9-11:45 a.m. $150. This course is designed for younger artists who are interested in three-dimensional art. Students will learn a variety of sculptural techniques and apply them using a diverse array of media including clay, found objects, wood and paper mache. Dress for a mess.

Spanish Immersion. Grades 7-9. July 15-19. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $300. A week of Spanish immersion is the equivalent of a month of instruction. Rapid improvement of conversational Spanish. Bring lunch each day.

Strategic Games. Check website for information.

World Art. July 8-12, ages 7-9. July 15-19, ages 10-11. 12:15-3 p.m. $150. Create several individual projects in sculpture, painting and folk art during the course and each project will emphasize art-making principles such as form, texture, balance, pattern and unity. Dress for a mess.

Summer Academy Camps

Algebra Prep. Grades 8 & 9. July 22-26 or July 29-August 2. 11-11:55 a.m. $125 per week. Brush up on math skills necessary for Algebra I.

English Grammar Review. Rising 6th-8th graders. July 22-26. 10-11:15 a.m. (Rising 6th graders), 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (Rising 7th-8th graders). $135.

Organizational Skills. Rising 5th-8th graders. July 22-26 or July 29-August 2. 8-8:55 a.m. $100 per week.

Study Skills. Rising 5th-8th graders. July 22-26 or July 29-August 2. 9-9:55 a.m. $100 per week.

Jump Start. Rising pre-school-1st. July 29-August 2. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $200. Get a jump start on the upcoming school year and brush up on readiness skills for starting the next grade.

Math Test Strategies. Middle schoolers. July 22-26 or July 29-August 2. 10-10:55 a.m. $125 per week. This camp will help you develop strategies, organization and skills in preparing for assessments. Learn ways to retrieve Math information from your thoughts while learning and studying the material and while taking a test or an exam.

Middle School Pre-Algebra Prep. Rising 7th graders. July 22-26 or July 29-August 2. 9-9:55 a.m. $125 per week. For students who want to be well prepared in their math skills for entrance into middle school 7th grade Pre-Algebra.

PSAT/SAT Critical Reading/Writing. June 10-14, 1-2:30 p.m. or July 22-26, 10-11:30 a.m. $155 per week. A review of skills, strategies and concepts to help students prepare for the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the PSAT/SAT. Students need to bring a copy of The College Board's The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT (newest edition) to use for the course.

PSAT/SAT Math. July 22-26. 1:30-3 p.m. $155. The course reviews the mathematical content covered on the PSAT and SAT standardized tests and addresses test-taking strategies that can be used when taking the multiple-choice and student-response sections of the test.

Tackling Math Word Problems. Grades 7-9. July 22-26. Noon-1 p.m. $125. Come discover the mysteries of solving math word problems in all their glory! The camp is designed for students entering Pre-Algebra, Algebra or Geometry.

Chess and Game Builder Camps

USA Chess Camp. Ages 5-15. June 10-14. Half day 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., full day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $255 half day ($280 if register after April 26), $405 full day ($430 if register after April 26). Beginner to advanced are all welcome! USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. Their staff is comprised of the finest children's chess instructors in North America. Registration must take place directly with USA Chess and not through Augusta Preparatory School. www.chesscamp.com.

Introductory Video Game Creation. Ages 8-15. June 10-14. Half day 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Full day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See website for pricing. Starting with basic commands, campers will be taught in a step-by-step progression how to build a game that they design. Camp begins with an introduction to Game Maker software including adding rooms, building walls, adding backgrounds, warping to new levels, music, sound effects and many other great techniques. Registration must take place directly with USA Chess and not through Augusta Preparatory School. For more information please visit: http://www.gamebuildercamp.com/video.htm or call 888-652-4377.

Video Game Creation-The Sequel. Ages 8-15. June 10-14. . Half day 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Full day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See website for pricing. In the spirit of Mario, Sonic, Samus and other legendary video-game stars comes this new camp class. Campers use Game Maker software to create a side-scrolling, platform game with running, jumping, falling, climbing, blasting and enemy stomping. Students will learn how to program real world physics of gravity and friction, as well as plotting out head scratching mazes for themselves and other avid gamers to solve. Registration must take place directly with USA Chess and not through Augusta Preparatory School. For more information please visit: http://www.gamebuildercamp.com/video.htm or call 888.652.4377.

Sports Camps

All Sports. Boys and girls grades 1-7. June 10-14. M-Th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m, Friday 8 a.m.-noon. $160. Includes activities such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, baseball/softball, floor hockey, scooter hockey, kickball, catch-me-in, ultimate frisbee and many more recreational games.

Basketball. Boys and girls grades 4-8. July 15-18. 12:30-4:30 p.m. $100. A balance of skills and fundamentals with games, contests and fun. The basic skills of ball handling, passing, shooting and defense will be taught throughout the week of camp.

British Soccer. Ages 3-16. June 3-7 or June 17-21. Please go to http://www.augustaprep.org/podium/default.aspx?t=145336 and select British Soccer for registration and pricing information. British Soccer Camps provide young players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community.

Football. Cavalier Camp, rising 1st-5th. Cavalier Pride Camp, rising 6th-12th graders. June 24-27. 9 a.m.-noon. $145 if registered by May 17, $165 if registered after. Designed to give players a head start on the 2013 football season.

TetraBrazil Soccer Camp. Ages 6-16. July 22-26. Please go to http://www.augustaprep.org/podium/default.aspx?t=145336 and select TetraBrazil Soccer for registration and pricing information. Camps provide American players with the opportunity to experience first-hand the kind of soccer training that has made Brazil the most successful soccer nation in the world.

Volleyball. Rising 5th-8th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Rising 9th-12th graders, 1-4 p.m. June 17-20 or July 22-25. $120 per week. Girls learn the fundamental skills of volleyball in a competitive and fun environment. Includes T-shirt.

Augusta Sailing Club: www.augustasailingclub.org; contact Jim Holder at (706) 651-0587 or cv.jholder@mainsheet.net.

Sailing Club Camp. Ages 8-14. Four weekly camps in June and three weekly camps in July. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $250, $25 discount if registered by April 30. Registration is limited and registration forms are available on the club's Web site.

 

Augusta West Dance: 262 Furys Ferry Road; www.augustawestdance.com; (706) 860-0998.

Dance Camp. Ages 3-7. June 10-14: Angelina Ballerina. June 17-21, Cars. July 8-12, Princess Power, July 15-19, Happily Ever After. Ages 8-12. July 17-21, A Night at the Movies. July 8-12, So You Think You Can Dance. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First week $150, each additional week $100. Fun instruction in ballet, tap and jazz. Arts and crafts. End-of-the-week performance.

 

Bricks 4 Kidz: www.Bricks4kidz.com/augusta; Jeremiah Griffin, jgriffin@beicks4kidz.com or (706) 513-5789.

Weekly themed half-day camps May 22-Aug. 2. Check Web site for details.

 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Mini-Camp. Ages 5 and up. May 22-24. Half-day $85. Full day $120. A great camp that's all about engines. Everyone loves to build cars, trains and planes. Take it a step further and motorize them! Campers will take home a plane, train or car mini-model along with other gifts.

Mini-Figure Mania. Ages 5 and up. May 28-31. Half-day $110. Full day $145. All about the little guys that are a favorite LEGO component of every builder-mini-figures! Among other things, campers will learn how to customize the design of their mini-figures and accessories, and will take home a mini-figure for every day of the week.

Bricks for Girls. Ages 5 and up. May 28-31. 1-5 p28. Half-day $130. Full Day $170. Featuring builds of your favorite superheroes and their choice of battle arms.

Jr. Robotics. Ages 7 and up. July 1-5 (off on the 4th). Half-day $140. Full Day $175. Robotics camp features a twist this year with individual contests and team challenges. All-new models and each camper takes home a motor, battery pack and mini-motorized model kit.

Mindstorms. Ages 9 and up. July 1-5 (off on the 4th). 1-5 p.m. $160. Features more advanced builds and programming for more experienced builders.

Movie-Making. Ages 7 and up. July 8-12. Half-day $135. Full Day $175. Campers will enjoy making their own stop-motion animation movies that will be unveiled to the parent audience at the end of the week at the Academy Awards! Each camper takes home a mini-figure, t-shirt, academy award and their movies on DVD!

Mining and Crafting. Ages 5 and up. July 15-19. Half-day $130. Full Day $170. Based on the popular game sweeping the nation. Features awesome models, campers will enjoy building and creating their own additions.

Amusement Park. Ages 5 and up. July 29-August 2. Half-day $135. Full Day $175. Motorized amusement park ride builds, the carnival games and "inflatable days," where campers step away from the fun of LEGOS for a bit and have a blast on water slides and bounce houses.

Camp Invention: At Blue Ridge Elementary School, 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; www.campinvention.com; (706) 868-3709, ext. 1820;
pmcknight@ccboe.net.

Camp Invention Geo-Quest Program. Rising 1st-6th. June 10-14. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $220. Cache Dash is a real-world challenge that inspires creativity and inventive thinking. Participants will navigate their way to treasure-filled caches containing global challenges from kids around the world.

Columbia County Ballet: 639 Furys Ferry Road; www.columbia
countyballet.com; (706) 860-1852.

Princess Dance Camps. Ages 3-7. Weeks offered in June & July. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. First camp $110, second camp $100. Featuring Cinderella and Sophia the 1st. Call for information.

Summer Intensive. Classical ballet and Pointe, ballet for boys only, partnering, hip hop and modern technique. Call or visit Web site for more information.

 

Evans Piano Camp

Carol Gage: (706) 863-9550 or prgage@comcast.net

8-Week Piano Camp. Wednesdays, June 5-July 31. $160 for eight half-hour sessions. Have you always wanted to play the piano? Try piano lessons for you or your child before you invest in an expensive instrument. Private instruction by an experienced piano teacher and Music Ed. graduate. Lessons include classics, popular, theory, rhythm instruments, etc.Students must have access to a piano or electronic keyboard. All instruction materials included. References provided.

 

Family Y: www.thefamilyy.org; (706) 922-9622.

Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs. Check Web site for full camp listings.

Camp Lakeside: (706) 922-9595

Weekly camps and specialty day camps for ages 7-17 at Camp Lakeside - 88 acres on Clarks Hill Lake in Lincoln County.

Boys/Girls Adventure Day Camp. Ages 7-12. Weekly May 27-August 9 (No camp Memorial Day). $125 per week member, $155 week non-member. A sampling of all age-appropriate camp activities including swimming, sports, hiking in the woods and on the shoreline, arts and crafts, boating, archery, GA-GA, Carpet-ball and more. Campers in this age group are given some choice during the week to help design their schedule of activities.

Kinder Day Camp. Ages 5-6. May 27-August 9 (No camp Memorial Day). $125 per week member, $155 week non-member. A sampling of all age-appropriate camp activities including swimming, sports, hiking in the woods and on the shoreline, arts and crafts, boating, archery, GA-GA, Carpet-ball and more. This group also has a mid-day break for story time.

Specialty Day Camp-Ages 7-12. $125 per week for members, $155 non-members. These day camps will follow the same basic schedule as the Adventure Day Camp except most activity times will be spent in the specialty areas focusing on skill progression. Campers will be given the opportunity to swim (weather permitting) and rotate through other popular camp activities throughout the week.

Specialty Day Camp-Basketball. July 8-12. Basketball skill progression through drills and games. Skills will include: dribbling, passing, shooting, basic plays and defensive strategy.

Specialty Day Camp-Flag Football. June 17-21. Football skill progression through drills and games. Skills will include: kicking, passing, catching, basic plays and defensive strategy.

Specialty Day Camp-Soccer. June 3-7 and July 15-19. Soccer skill progression through drills and games. Skills will include: dribbling, passing, scoring, goal keeping and basic defense.

Specialty Day Camp-Sportsman. June 10-14 and July 29-August 2. Different skills of a sportsperson. Group will rotate through activities of archery, fishing and boating as well as learning different types of wildlife tracks, how to build a fire, important items to have on hand and things to consider when hiking in the woods.

Specialty Day Camp-Fishing. June 24-28 and July 22-26. Skills of fishing including water safety, basic knot tying, fish identification and safe handling, casting and fishing techniques. Equipment not required to participate. Participants may bring their own equipment at their own risk.

Teen Leadership Day Camp. Ages 13-15. May 27-31 (no camp Memorial Day) and August 5-9. $125 per week for members, $155 non-members. This camp will foster independence and accountability while allowing opportunities to establish healthy habits and explore leadership opportunities. This group is expected to lead by example in their interactions with all campers and staff. Each week this group will be asked to do a project from conception to completion related to camp programming or facilities. Campers will have opportunities to participate in the various camp program areas.

Leaders in Training (LIT) Day Camp. Ages 13-17. June 3-7 and June 10-14. $125 per week members, $155 non-members. LIT teaches teenagers to become future leaders. During this program, participants will learn CPR/First Aid, basic fitness, character development and other skills to enhance personal development. This group is expected to assist counselors with different age groups following standards shared in training. LITs who successfully complete the two-week course are required to volunteer for 5 weeks of camp during the summer.

Overnight Camp-Trekkers (Co-ed). Ages 7-8. June 30-July 3. $199 for members, $225 for nonmembers. This starter program is the best for helping new overnight campers (and new overnight camp parents) get accustomed to a resident camp environment.

Overnight Camp-Pioneers Camp (Boys only). Ages 9-11. June 16-21 or July 21-26. $275 for members, $325 for non-members.

Overnight Camp-Explorers (Boys only). Ages 12-14. July 7-12. $275 for members, $325 for non-members.

Overnight Camp-Pioneers/Explorers (Girls only). Ages 9-14. June 23-28 or July 14-19. $274 for members, $325 for nonmembers.

Camp Marshall: Ages 5-12. Weekly, May 22-Aug. 2. $85 per week members, $110 per week non-members. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games and sports, devotion and character development activities. Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, North Belair Road, Evans.

 

Girl Scouts:

Camp Tanglewood, 4687 Columbia Road; www.gshg.org. Kathleen Cullinan, 912-236-1571 or kcullinan@gshg.org.

Summer resident camp opportunities are open to girls in second-12th grades, whether or not they are Girl Scouts. Camp Open House, April 13, 1-4 p.m. Free.

S'mores Camp. Grades 2-12. May 31-June2. $40. Hawaiian theme.

BeaYOUtiful Camp. Grades 6-12. June 2-7. $250.

Art Week. Grades 2-5. June 2-7. $250.

Camping Through the Years. Grades 2-8. June 2-7. $250.

Night Owls. Grades 4-12. June 9-14. $275.

Health and Fitness. Grades 2-12. $250.

 

Gymnastics Gold: 124 Cedar Lane, Martinez; www.gymnasticsgold.com; (706) 650-2111.

Camp Flip Flop. Ages 4-13. Begins May 22. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:30 p.m. for no additional charge. Pay by the week or by the day. Weekly themes with exciting games, crafts, gymnastics, movies, water days and much, much more. Friendly, energetic counselors provide a fun-filled day in a safe, structured environment.Please call for specific dates and pricing.

Half-Day Preschool Camp. Ages 3-5. Begins May 22. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call for specific dates and pricing.

Summer Gymnastics Classes. Check Web site for dates and times.

 

Haydens Gymnastics Academy: 4300 Evans To Locks Road, Evans: www.haydensgym.com; (706) 868-0608.

Camp Haydens. Ages 5 and up. Ten one-week sessions beginning May 20-July 29. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 3-day or 5-day option. Half-day available. $55 registration fee. Each week explores a new theme through arts, crafts, games, movies, swimming and gymnastics. Camp cost varies according to days and pick-up time.

Junior Camp Haydens. Ages 2-5. Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seven one-week camps. $25 per day or $65 for week. Junior camps explore the same themes as older campers, but through an age-appropriate curriculum.

 

Hilltop Riding Stables: North Range Road, Fort Gordon; www.fortgordon.com; (706) 791-4864.

Horse Camps. Ages 7-13. May 28-31, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2. 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $200 for active-duty military, Department of Defense employees and retired military. $225 for others. May 28-31 is $160 for active-duty military, Department of Defense employees and retired military. $180 for others. Learn horse grooming, saddling, bridling and bathing. Take part in arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, arena and trail riding, swimming.

 

 

Kane & Co.: 4321 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; www.kanecodance.com; (706) 447-9007; Kelly@kanecodance.com.

Princess Power. Ages 3-5. June 17-21. $100. Dance your way into summer fun. Child must supply own snacks and sack lunch each day.

Glamour Girlz. Ages 6-9. June 23-27. $100 per week. Dance your way into summer fun. Child must supply own snacks and sack lunch each day.

 

 

Kindermusik by Musical Impressions, Inc.: Martinez United Methodist Church, Washington Road; Nancy Cleveland, (706) 228-4877 or musimp@bellsouth.net.

Summer Adventure Camps. June and July. Ages 18 months to 7 years. Call or email for details.

 

Musical Theatre Workshop: 3817 Martinez Blvd., Martinez; www.onwiththeshow.biz; Mickey Lubeck, (706) 231-1759.

Weekly camps, $125 for first child, $100 for each additional sibling. Tuition due at registration. Limited space.

Fables and Foibles Camp. Ages 7-9 and ages 10-12. May 27-31. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Audition Prep for Acting, Voice and Dance. Ages 8-10, ages 11-13 and ages 14-17. June 10-14. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Godspell Camp. Ages 9-12 and ages 13-17. July 22-26. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Learn songs and production numbers from the 2012 production.

 

Oxford/Grade Power Learning: 4272 Washington Road, Suite 2, Evans; www.oxfordlearning.com;
evansga@oxfordlearning.com; (706) 650-2225.

Summer Brain Camp. Preschool-6th grade. May 29-Aug. 2. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Skills improvement in language arts, math, art, music and science.

 

Petersburg Racquet Club: 421 The Pass, Martinez; www.prc
tennis.com; (706) 860-9288; garyh@prctennis.com.

Pee Wees. Ages 4-5. Eight one-week sessions May 27-July 26. No camp July 1-5. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:15-9 a.m. Non-members $36 per week or $15 per day. Members $28 per week or $12 per day. Learn the basics of tennis in a fun atmosphere.

Play Program. Ages 6-18. Eight one-week sessions May 27-July 26. No camp July 1-5. 9 a.m.-noon. Non-members $140 per week or $32 per day. Members $110 per week, $26 per day. Kids learn to play tennis in a team environment. Emphasis is placed on simplifying the game and instruction. Camp includes instruction, play and a swim break.

Performance Program. Ages 9-18. Eight one-week sessions May 27-July 26. No camp July 1-5. 9 a.m.-noon. Nonmembers $140 per week or $32 per day. Members $110 per week, $26 per day. For kids who are actively playing tournaments, on school teams and Junior Team Tennis. Camp includes instruction, play and a swim break.

High Performance. Ages 10-18. Eight one-week sessions May 27-July 26. No camp July 1-5. 9 a.m.-noon. Nonmembers $140 per week or $32 per day. Members $110 per week, $26 per day. For ranked players who are competing in tournaments year round. Camp includes instruction, play and a swim break.

 

Portman's Music Academy: 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; (706) 738-1651

Preschool Music Camp. Ages 4-6. June 24-28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $100. Spend a week exploring instrumental music through rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color and form.

Music Camp. Rising 2nd-5th grades. June 24-28. Noon-2:30 p.m. $145. Spend a week exploring instrumental music through rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color and form. Also an introduction to playing the piano.

Guitar Camp. Rising 4th-6th grades, June 3-7, July 8-12. Rising 7th-9th grades, June 17-20, July 15-19. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $145 per week. Introduction to the most popular instrument in North America. Students will learn basic chording, tuning, changing strings and an introduction to reading music and lead playing.

Rock Camp. Ages 12-18. June 10-15. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $250 (includes lunch). For students who want to play in a rock band! Meet other players just like you while taking your playing to another level. Players must have at least one year musical experience.

Band Camp. Rising 7th graders, July 22-26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Rising 8th graders, July 22-26, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $100. Spend a week reviewing music fundamentals while getting a jump start on District Honor Band by reviewing scales, etudes and sight reading.

 

Stephanie's Dancers: 717 Industrial Park Drive, Evans; www.stephanies
dancers.com; (706) 650-0366; stdancers@aol.com.

Call or visit Web site for camps and details.

 

Superior Academy: 4158 Washington Road, Evans; (706) 364-8127; www.superioracademy.com.

Young Warriors weekly camps, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23-Aug. 2. No charge for late pickup. $25 per day, $144/week for 1-3 weeks, $134/week for 4-7 weeks, $119/week for 8-10 weeks. Call for details. Discount for April registration.

 

A World of Hope Christian Learning Center: New Hope Baptist Church of Harlem; 671 Robinson Ave., Grovetown; (706) 868-8955.

Summer Enrichment Camp. Ages 4-12. Five weekly sessions May 27-July 26. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $95 per week. Extended-day rates available. Academic adventures providing activities to maintain the academic progress your child has made during the school year, while taking advantage of fun summer activities. Indoor and outdoor adventures are planned. Call or visit for details.

 

Camps near Columbia County

Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

www.aikencountysc.gov/tourism.

803-642-7559 or 803-663-6142.

elangston@aikencountysc.gov.

Summer Adventure at Aiken County Recreation Center. Ages 6-12. Weekly, June 10-Aug. 16. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $100 for two weeks or $55 for one week. Each day your child will learn new skills that will lead them down exciting new paths. Camp will feature arts and crafts, outdoor play, aquatics, science exploration, International Journeys, team sports, game sessions, off-site field trips (for an additional cost) and more! Bring a sack lunch. Two snacks provided.

 

Augusta Ballet School

2941 Walton Way.

www.augustaballetschool.com.

706-733-5511.

Call or visit Web site for schedule.

Nutcracker Dance Camps. Explore in-depth the choreography, music and specialties of this timeless holiday classic as presented each year by Dance Augusta. Learn a different section of Nutcracker choreography each day. Sessions end with a performance for friends and families. Instructor is Carlee Snyder.

Session 1: June 3-7, ages 3-5. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $100.

Session II: June 10-14, ages 3-5. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $100.

Session III: June 17-21, ages 6-8. 2:30-5 p.m. $110.

Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department

www.augustaga.gov/departments/recreation.

706-796-5025.

Day Camps. Ages 4-12. Eight weekly sessions: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, (No camp July 1-5), July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 July 29-August 2. Time 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $42.50 per week. Games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips and swimming. Before- and after-care available at selected locations. Camps are held at seven recreation and parks locations in Augusta, Blythe and McBean areas. Please call for specific details.

Augusta Rowing Club

The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Dr.

www.augustarowingclub.org.

706-432-0022.

augustarows@gmail.com.

Rowing Camp. Call or check Web site for details.

Beulah Grove Community Resource Center

Beulah Grove Baptist Church Building of Opportunities, 1434 Poplar St.

Jean Callaway, 706-722-4999.

Summer Explosion Day Camps. PreK-8th grade. June 3-July 12. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $40 non-refundable registration fee, $90 per week. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided. Program places students in their promoted grades to work on curriculum for the upcoming school year with certified teachers during the morning hours. Afternoons include recreation, Spanish, drama, dance, art, music, computer science and field trips.

Boys and Girls Club of Augusta

www.bgcaugusta.com.

706-504-4071.

Day Camp. Ages 6-14. Multiple locations throughout Augusta. Theme-oriented summer camp with a fun-filled environment. Field trip, breakfast and lunch included. Camps are open to children already enrolled in Boys and Girls Club. Extended drop off available starting at 7:30 a.m. Late pick up until 5:30 p.m.

Camp Gravatt

Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, Aiken.

www.bishopgravatt.org.

Scott McNeely, 803-648-1817. camp@bishopgravatt.org.

Junior High Camp. Rising 7th-9th grade. June 24-July 4 and July 7-July 17. $675.

Elementary Camp. Rising 1st-6th grade. June 8-June 14, June 16-22 and July 19-25. $460.

Junior High and Elementary. July 27-August 2 for all ages. $460.

Family Camp. May 24-26, August 9-11. Parents and children. $180 for two family members. $60 each additional member. $300 family maximum.

Dotcom Learning Center

2040 Commercial Dr., North Augusta.

803-634-2393.

Weekly Camps. June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, August 5-9, August 12-16. Ages 4 and up. Extended day available beginning at 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Field trips, lunch and afternoon snack included. Pick-up available in certain areas.Call for details.

Episcopal Day School

2248 Walton Way.

www.edsaugusta.com.

Julie Kneuker, 706-733-1192. jkneuker@edsaugusta.com.

Enrichment Camps. Rising 1st-5th. June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $110-$125 per week. Traditional summer day camp. Class choices include arts and crafts, sports, cooking, science, literature and more. Campers should bring a healthy snack or a sack lunch.

Preschool Camp. Rising 3s-K. June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $110-$125 per week. Weekly themed activities, such as Summer Fun, Bricks for Kidz, Digging for Dinosaurs, All About Me, Kids Café, etc. Campers should bring a healthy snack or a sack lunch.

EDS Sports Camps. Rising 1st-8th. June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. Afternoons. $110-$125 per week. Basketball, soccer, dance, cheerleading, volleyball, disc golf and more.

Family Music of Augusta

www.familymusicofaugusta.com.

Kathleen Haley, 706-955-7819.

See Web site for details. Sibling discounts. Also available: piano 1.5, beginning keyboard and flute lessons.

Twist and Turn, ages 1-5; Music Makers at the Seashore, ages 4-6; Piano Review. Current students or those with some playing experience. Review of keyboard skills, plus theory games, drumming, dancing, etc.

Introduction to Piano. For beginning pianists. Uses singing and movement as well as keyboard activities to help children learn to play the piano. Strongly recommended for new students planning to enroll in Keyboard I in the fall. A second session may be added at the end of summer.

First Baptist Church

3500 Walton Way Ext. www.fbcaugusta.org.

Patti Fowler, 706-731-5366.

Registration: Friday, April 5 in the Preschool Building hallway from 9-10 a.m. Camps are held for eight weeks from May 23-July 18, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Summer Playcation Days. Babies to age 4. $180.

Climber's Club. Rising kindergartners and 1st graders. $225. Reinforces academic skills to prepare children for the coming year through small and large group experiences and individualized opportunities.

The First Tee

3165 Damascus Rd.

www.thefirstteeaugusta.org.

706-364-4654.

Best Junior Golf Camp Ever. Ages 8-18. Camp I: June 3-7. Camp II: June 10-14. Camp III: June 17-21. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $60 per week members, $135 per week non-members. All skill levels are welcome. Campers grouped by skill level. Instruction will focus on golf skill development for various skill levels. Camp will also include life skills and healthy habits components. Campers will have opportunities to play the course and enjoy fun competitions. Students can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. and are welcome to stay and practice after camp is over. Each camper will receive a gift. A limited number of fee scholarships are available.

Tees and Tiaras Girls Golf Camp. Ages 8-18. June 24-28. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $60 per week members, $135 per week non-members. Tees and Tiaras Girls Golf Camp is designed to give young ladies an opportunity to improve interpersonal skills, communication, character, leadership skills, improve motivation and overall personal development. Campers will enjoy participating in FUN golf, life skills and personal development activities by age and skill level. The week will culminate with an exciting and unique "Golfer Girl" Pageant that the campers will help plan. No big hair or makeup required! Students can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. and are welcome to stay and practice after camp is over. Each camper will receive a gift. A limited number of fee scholarships are available.

Georgia Regents University

Kitty Hernlen,

706-721-3554.

khernlen@gru.edu.

Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp. Ages 6-13. July 8-12. All day. Free. Limited to 60 campers. Hosted at Camp Tanglewood in Columbia County. Daily activities include swimming, hiking, games, sports and arts and crafts. The program includes one hour of daily asthma education to help children recognize their asthma symptoms. Lunch and snacks are provided. Transportation from the GRU campus and south Richmond County will be provided on a space-available basis.

Georgia Regents University Music Conservatory Program

www.gru.edu/conservatory

706-731-7971. consprog@gru.edu.

Music camps June 3-28. Check Web site, call or email for details,

Chamber Music Institute. June 3-7. $60. Acceptance to this half-day (afternoon) camp is by audition only. Up to 15 students. Coached chamber music sessions for advanced players. Auditions held Sunday, April 21, 4-6:30 p.m. Call 706-731-7971 or email consprog@gru.edu to schedule an audition.

Choir Camp. Rising middle school and high school students. June 10-14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon-Thur), 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Fri). $180. Two concert choirs, show choir and musical theater, class voice instruction and electives. Tuition registration deadline: May 24. $200 late registration after May 24.

Orchestra Camp. Rising middle school and high school students. June 17-21. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon-Thurs), 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Fri). $180. This full-day camp is for rising middle school and high school string players with at least a full year of orchestra experience or private lessons. Two orchestras, chamber music ensembles and electives. Tuition registration deadline: May 31. $200 late registration after May 31.

Band Camp. Rising middle school students and high school students. June 24-28. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon-Thur), 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Fri). $180. For students with at least a full year of school band experience or private lessons. Two concert bands, jazz band and sectional ensembles and electives. Tuition registration deadline: June 7. $200 late registration after June 7.

My First Piano Adventure-Mini Music Camp. Rising 1st-2nd grades. July 15-19 or July 29-August 2. 10-11:30 a.m. $119. Give your child a fun introduction to the piano. This camp will introduce children to the piano, as well as to basic concepts related to music and playing the piano before they begin private lessons. Limited to 8 students per week.

Baby Bear Mini Music Camp. Ages 6 months-2 years. July 15-19. 9-9:45 a.m. $99. Grown-ups hold their babies as they sing, dance and move together. Classes end with play time for the little ones. Each class lasts 45 minutes and is designed for a grown-up and baby to attend together. Includes daily infant snacks and a CD of original songs created for the class. $10 supply cost paid to teacher at first class. Limited to 12 baby bears.

Silly Monkey Mini Music Camp. Ages 2-4. July 15-19. 10-10:45 a.m. $99. Campers play instruments, make instruments, learn musical terms, play music games and do LOTS of singing, dancing, jumping and wiggling. Each class is 45 minutes and designed for a grown-up to attend with the child. Includes crafts, snacks, and a CD of original songs created for the class. $20 supply cost paid to teacher at first class. Limited to 12 silly monkeys.

Music Classes; register on-line at www.gru.edu/pace.

Class Piano for Kids. June 1-July 28. Saturdays, 10-10:50 a.m. $99. Learn to play piano in a fun setting with other kids in a piano lab with eight keyboards and headsets. Students will learn beginning piano and note-reading skills. Students will be required to purchase textbooks from the instructor for $8. Must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice. No previous experience required.

Georgia Regents University Division of Professional and Community Education

www.gru.edu/pace.

706-721-2329. Call for walk-in registration locations and times. Multiple week discount. Download brochure and register at www.gru.edu/pace. Academic and enrichment camps from kindergarten-ninth grades.

Kids University K-7

Kids University Rising 1st-2nd Grades Themed Camps. June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and July 8-12, 15-19. Half day 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $99. Full day 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $170. In the Spotlight, Aero Flight, LEGO Engineering-Boats and Floats; LEGO Engineering-Let's Visit Outer Space, Keyboarding, Frog Math, Gardening for Kids plus 30 more courses exploring art, dance, music, cooking, literature and STEM-science, technology, engineering, math.

Kids University Rising 3rd-4th Grades Themed Camps. June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and July 8-12, 15-19. Half day 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $99. Full day 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $170. Superhero Science, LEGO Engineering-Measurement and Magnetism, LEGO Engineering-LEGOS in Space, Aero Flight, Spanish, Japanese, Photography plus 30 more courses exploring music, art, dance, cooking, gardening, writing, social studies, and STEM-science, technology, engineering, math.

Kids University Rising 5th-7th Grades Themed Camps. June 3-7, 10-14,1 7-21, 24-28 and July 8-12, 15-19. Half day 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $99. Full day 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $170. Rocketry, Superhero Science, LEGO Engineering-Advanced Motorized, Machines, LEGO Engineering-LEGOS in Space, LEGOS Stop Motion Mania, Spanish, Japanese, Photography, Manga and Cartooning, Creative Problem Solving plus 30 more courses exploring music, art, dance, cooking, gardening, writing, social studies, and STEM-science, technology, engineering, math.

Kids University Teen Edition

My Cool House. Rising 7th-9th grades. June 3-7. 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $165. My Cool House & Physics Fun $245. Design your dream room and house and learn the basics of computer drawing and architectural design.

Physics Fun. Rising 7th-9th grades. June 3-7. 1:15-4:45 p.m. $165. My Cool House & Physics Fun $245. From the physics of roller coasters to baseball, eye-opening and exciting explorations in everyday physics.

Manga and Cartoons. Rising 7th-9th grades. June 10-14. 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $165. Manga & Cartoons and Rocketry $245. Strengthen fine art and design basics needed for the sequential art forms in comics and storyboards. Instructor is local artist, Xavier Jones.

Rocketry. Rising 7th-9th grades. June 10-14. 1:15-4:45 p.m. $165. Manga and Cartoons & Rocketry $245. Build your own rocket (not from a kit!), launch it and learn the principles of aeronautical engineering.

Photography and Photoshop. Rising 7th-9th grades. June17-21. 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $165. Photography and Photoshop & Cool Drawings with Pen and Ink $245. Using digital cameras (provided) learn camera basics and how to compose a photo. Enjoy unique photographic assignments and practice editing your photos in the lab.

Cool Drawings with Pen and Ink. Rising 7th-9th grades. June 17-21. 1:15-4:45 p.m. $165. Photography and Photoshop & Cool Drawings with Pen and Ink $245. Using pen and ink and other media, work on detailed projects and learn color, line, structure, value and depth, cross-hatching and faces. Your instructor is local artist, Xavier Jones.

Mini-Med School: Science Basics. Rising 7th-9th grades. June 24-28. 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $165. Both Mini-Med Schools $245. Conduct research and experiments in the basic health sciences relevant to your personal health. Discover how your body really works!

Mini-Med School: Xplorations. Rising 7th-9th grades. June 24-28, 1:15-4:45 p.m. $165. Both Mini-Med Schools $245. Summerville and Health science campus explorations to simulation labs, research labs and interactions with local scientists and medical entrepreneurs.

 

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

506 Telfair St., Augusta.

www.ghia.org.

crice@ghia.org. 706-722-5495.

Morning Art Camp. Ages 5-12. June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. 10 a.m.-noon. $65 per week members, $80 per week non-members. June camp sessions will be based on the theme "Appetizing Art," while July campers will create work suggesting "Artful Abodes." Classes will provide a wealth of creative learning opportunities designed to develop artistic skills and stretch young imaginations. Curriculum choices will include both two- and three-dimensional art forms and will introduce students to the elements of art and principles of design. All supplies will be provided.

Afternoon Art Camp. Ages 5-12. Afternoon sessions also available. Call for information.

Hickory Hill

502 Hickory Hill Drive, Hickory Hill Historic House Museum, Thomson.

706-595-7777. www.hickory-hill.org.

Ms. Franke L. Smith, fsmith@hickory-hill.org.

Dig History! Archeology Camp. Ages 11-17. July 8-12. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $60. Children will examine ancient hunting methods, learn what our garbage says about us and work with professional archaeologists to excavate the Jeffersonian Publishing Plant site.

Eco-Adventures Camp. Ages 10-16. June 10-14 and June 24-28. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $60 per week. Children explore the outdoors and learn what it means to be green. Learn about organic gardening, water quality, composting, recycling, native animals, native plants and more.

H. Odell Weeks Center

1700 Whiskey Rd., Aiken.

www.cityofaikensc.gov.

803-642-7631.

Summer Adventures Day Camp. Ages 5-12 at the start of the session. Weekly camps June 10-August 16. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Themed sessions with sports, swimming, games, special guests and arts and crafts. Campers must bring a snack, drink and sack lunch daily. Extended camp from 3-5:30 p.m. available for additional fee. Register on-line or at the Weeks Center beginning April 1. 50 percent deposit per child at time of registration.

James Brown Academy of Music

www.jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org.

706-736-6216.

Out of Sight Summer Session. Grades PreK-12. June 17-July 26. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Study music theory and learn how to read and compose music. Master multiple musical instruments and get experience with recording and production of music. Call for information.

Juilliard in Aiken

USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken.

www.juilliardinaiken.com/jazzworkshop.php.

Dee Crawford, 803-661-5299.

jiajazzcamp@gmail.com.

Juilliard Jazz Workshop/Camp. Ages 13-18. June 10-14. The program is designed to give young jazz musicians a taste of what a Juilliard Jazz student's life is all about-refining technique, performance and broadening understanding of various jazz styles. Teachers include members of the Juilliard Jazz Studies faculty as well as Juilliard Jazz students. Instruments for the Juilliard Summer Jazz Residency include: Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass, Electric Bass and Drums.

Kingdom Kids Development Center

Beulah Grove Baptist Church Building of Opportunities.

1434 Poplar Street.

Sharon Meyers, 706-724-1086.

Kid Zone. Ages 4-12. July 15-August 2. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $90 per week. A creative, fun-filled spiritual summer of activities that includes theme weeks and field trips.

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

1005 Broad St.

706-724-3576.

Call for information on summer camp 2013.

MACH Academy

Fleming Tennis Center, 1850 Chester Ave., Augusta

www.machacademy.com.

706-796-5046. mparks37@comcast.net.

Scholarships available.

Summer Tennis Camp. Ages 6-18. June 3-July 26. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:30 p.m. for no additional charge. $100 per week, includes lunch and supplies. Partial scholarships are available. Comprehensive tennis education to help develop a genuine love for the game and respect for the ideals of good sportsmanship.

Reach for the Stars Summer Camp. Ages 5-18. June 3-July 26. 9 a.m-5 p.m. Early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:30 p.m. for no additional charge. $100 per week, includes lunch and supplies. Partial scholarships available. Academic enrichment, technology, career exploration, college planning, nutrition, fitness, tennis instruction and more.

Newman Tennis Center

3103 Wrightsboro Road

706-821-1600.

Summer Tennis Camp. May 27-31, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. 9 a.m.-4p.m. $180 per week. $20 discount if register by May 20. 10 percent for multiple weeks. All campers receive camp T-shirt.

Quick Start Summer Camp. Ages 4-6. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. $30 per week. 10 percent discount for multiple weeks.

Robert Sapp Baseball Camps

Sweetwater Park, Thomson.

www.robertsappbaseballcamp.com

Baseball Camp. Ages 7-14. June 24-June 28. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $130. Team rates available. Teaching the fundamentals correctly and emphasizing that baseball should be fun. Also emphasize improving work habits, discipline, sportsmanship and social skills.

Softball Camp. Girls ages 7-14. June 24-June 28. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $130. Team rates available. Top-notch instruction in all aspects of the game. Same format as their traditional baseball camp.

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

www.campinvention.org.

John Hutchens, 800-968-4332 or johnh@usca.edu.

Camp Invention. Rising 1st-6th graders. June 17-June 21. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $220 after. Register online to receive a $5 discount. The Camp Invention program is a weeklong adventure in creativity that immerses children in exciting, hands-on learning disguised as fun activities. This summer, children will become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the Earth, investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world and building a device to launch international ducks back home. Bring lunch.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

1833 Broad St., Augusta.

www.krocaugusta.org.

706-364-KROC or info@krocaugusta.org

Thirteen different themed camps for ages 5-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from May 21-Aug. 9. Drop off as early as 7 a.m. Pick up as late as 6 p.m. Members $100 per week, nonmembers $125 per week. The same themes for ages 3-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Members $40 per week, non-members $50 per week. Hot lunch included. Camp Kroc is ACA certified. See Web site for camp details.

Passport Please. May 21-24. Grab your ticket and come aboard to travel across the world this week.

The Great Outdoors. May 27-31. Learn to appreciate all that nature has to offer. Enjoy a nature hike and other fun outdoor activities.

No Theme Week. June 3-7. Celebrate backward day, favorite team day, tacky day and twin day.

Who Dun It? June 10-14. Campers will become super sleuths as each day they look for clues to solve an exciting mystery.

Animals Around Us. June 17-21. Animals are everywhere! Play games, make crafts and participate in activities revolving around the exciting world of animals. Challenge Week. June 24-28. Each day will bring its own challenges as campers compete against one another to win unique titles.

Water Works. July 1-5. Come splash around! Play water games, have water wars and enjoy a great time beating the summer heat.

Emergency Services. July 8-12. Learn about the men and women who dedicate themselves to keeping you and your family safe.

Time Travelers. July 15-19. This week the past, present and future will come alive as campers use their imaginations and explore what once was and venture a guess at what is still to come.

Doing the Most Good. July 22-26. Venture into The Salvation Army's hands-on curriculum. Some activities campers may take part in include putting up a tent, planting seeds, making music, creating crafts, learning proper etiquette, caring for animals and cooking. The week will end with a badge ceremony to celebrate campers' hard work.

Tons of Talent. July 29-August 2. It is time to show off your talent! Share and appreciate each other's gifts and abilities.

Outer Space Exploration. August 5-9. Come to the Kroc Center for a cosmic journey and travel through outer space in search of the unknown.

Anything Goes. August 12-16. Be on the lookout; it's the last week of Kroc camp so anything goes! Enjoy a different creative theme each day and take advantage of the final days of summer.

Specialty Camp

Theatre Conservatory Camp: Hans Christian Anderson Boot Camp. June 10-14. 1-5 p.m. Members $100, non-members $125. Morning Camp (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) may be added for an additional $25, which will include a hot lunch. Bring your kids to this exciting half-day theatre camp at the Kroc Center, where they will explore the familiar and not so familiar tales of Hans Christian Anderson, one of the most beloved writers of the 19th Century. Beginning at 1 p.m., students will learn core theatre skills such as scene study, voice, movement and stage craft. This one week camp will culminate in a play demonstration for friends and family. For More information on this camp, please contact Enopion Theatre Company at 706-771-7777 or email carol@enopion.com.

St. John Choir Camp

St. John United Methodist Church, Greene Street.

www.stjohnaugusta.org.

Jamie Garvey, 706-724-9641.

Junior Choir Camp. Rising 1st-7th graders. July 15-21. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. With guest playwright and director Tom Long. Instruction in singing, movement and drama. Culminating in Sunday service. Students will present Malice in the Palace by Tom Long.

Southern Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Studio

2007 Tobacco Rd., Augusta.

www.stsdkarate.com.

706-793-6603.

Martial Arts Camp. Ages 7-17. June 10-14. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (additional fee for early drop off and late pick up). $250. Register by May 24 (space is limited). There is a $25 non-refundable cancellation fee. Cancellation after May 24 will result in a 50 percent refund. Martial arts techniques learned by the end of the week will be equivalent to the first belt rank in the art of Tang Soo Do. Participants will also enjoy team-building activities, competitions with prizes, self-defense techniques, games and crafts. Camp fee includes t-shirt and dobok pants and belt. Participants with prior experience are welcome. Bring a sack lunch and drink daily. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. Registration forms are on the website, www.stsdkarate.com.

Symphony Orchestra Augusta

Sue Alexanderson, 706-738-7527.

Symphony Orchestra Augusta, 706-826-4705.

walexanderson@comcast.net.

Collage Creative Arts Camp. Rising K-5. June 3-7. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 3126 Parrish Road, June 10-14 and June 17-21. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Woodlawn UMC, 2220 Walton Way. $125 per week for first child, $100 per week for second child, $75 per week for each additional child. Scholarships available. Call the SOA to apply. Sponsored by Friends of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta. 2013 marks the 32nd year of summer camp. Winner of the Gold and Silver awards from the League of American Orchestras. Brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments, plus drama, art, weaving, chorus, movement, puppetry, story-telling and creative writing. Six different "hands-on" classes each week.

University of South Carolina Aiken

USCA Office of Continuing Education.

471 University Parkway.

www.usca.edu/kidsincollege.

803-641-3563. lauraa@usca.edu. or maryanc@usca.edu.

Half-day summer camps beginning June 10. Pre-registration is required. Camps include: Beginning Tennis, Battle Bots (LEGO Camp), Vehicle Engineering (LEGO Camp), Act Up!, Real World Solutions, Crazy Construction, Hoopla!, Young Writers, CSI Chemistry, Brush-up on Math, Brush-up on Reading (2nd and 3rd graders only) and Crafty Cards. Email LauraA@usca.edu for complete brochure with descriptions, dates, prices and ages accommodated.

Very Vera

3113 Washington Rd., Augusta.

706-860-3492.

http://veryvera.com/school/

School of Good Taste Summer Cooking Camp. Beginner, ages 8-10, June 3-7 or July 22-26, $225. Advanced Beginner, Ages 11-14 and never attended cooking camp, June 17-21 or June 24-28, $225. Intermediate, Ages 9-14 who have attended Beginner or Advanced Beginner Camp, July 8-12 or July 15-19, $225. Advanced, Ages 10-14 who have attended two years of camp, June 10-14, $250. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Campers receive kitchen instruction, a cookbook of their very own, a celebration banquet and etiquette lessons.

Westminster Schools of Augusta

3067 Wheeler Rd.

Anna Glisson, 706-751-5260, ext. 2339.

summerprograms@wsa.net.

Go to www.wsa.net for complete camp details on summer camps, enrichment camps, academic camps and sports camps.

Camp Wildcat. Rising grades PK-5. June 3-7: The Great Adventure. June 10-14: All Around the World. June 17-21: Science Discovery Week. June 24-28: The Mystery of the Westminster Castle. July 8-12: We've Got Talents. July 15-19: Up, Up & Away. Full day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., half day 9 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m. $200 full day, $115 half day. Camp Wildcat provides a community-oriented environment specifically designed for students entering Pre-K through the 5th grade. With activities ranging from arts and crafts to outdoor adventure trips and games, Camp Wildcat's programs are engaging for any age. Each session has a different theme to offer variety for veteran campers.

Academic and Enrichment Camps

Drivers Education. Age 15 by June 15, 2013. May 29-June 1, plus 6 driving hours in June or July. $400. For more information please visit wsa.net/summer under Courses.

Anyone Can Dance and Cook. Rising 1st-6th. July 16-18. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $90. Westminster Summer Programs and the Augusta Ballet join together to offer a dance and cooking class that everyone will love. Campers will dance the day away as they learn the basic steps of classical and contemporary ballet along with hip-hop and Latin dance. Lunch will be served in style as each camper will create their own healthy masterpiece. No previous dance experience is required. A recital will be held on the final day.

The Arts of Cooking. Rising 2nd-7th. June 25-27. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $65. An interactive cooking and crafts camp designed for chefs of all ages and skill levels. New chefs will get to be artists in the kitchen and the classroom as we explore both the joys of cooking and crafts.

Creating Choreography and Dance. Rising 4th-8th. June 24-28. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $150. Learn how to create choreography and the basic skills of modern dance in an exhilarating, hands-on environment. The camp will cover the fundamentals of movement, stretching and rhythm as the students learn the secrets behind creating choreography. The class will conclude with a mini-recital on the last day of the camp which will include four different styles of dance. No previous dance or choreography experience is required.

Online Publishing: Web Design and Blogging. Rising 5th-12th. July 9-11. 9 a.m.-noon. $60. Each student will leave this camp with the basics of web design through creating their own blog and/or webpage.

Summer Ceramics and Sculpture. Rising 6th-12th. June 3-14. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $325. Students will learn advanced techniques in 3D art making, create completed works of clay art and learn about the history of sculpture. Campers will create pottery by throwing on the kick wheel (reserved exclusively for the summer classes). Off-campus field trips will take students to meet with a local artist and explore local art. Price includes the materials fee.

You Can Act. Rising 3rd-7th. June 24-28. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. Learn the basics of acting through theatre games, group activities, improvisation and pantomime. The week ends with a hilarious performance from the entire group.

Young Artists Camp. Rising 3rd-5th. June 3-14. 9 a.m.-noon. $325. Campers will learn basic techniques in clay building, creating mosaics and other artworks. Price includes materials fee.

Crazy Science. Rising 4th-6th. July 8-12. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $175. A hands-on class that stimulates interest in science. Activities will involve concepts of life science, chemistry, physics and more. Cool demonstrations, edible activities and a few competitive challenges.

Junior LEGO Robotics Camp. Rising 1st-5th. June 17-21. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. Children will learn how motors work through building fun, motorized creations. Campers will discover how to control their creations using infrared sensors and remote controls, along with the basics of programming their motorized models with computers.

Robotics Adventure Camp. Rising 5th-8th. June 10-14. 9 a.m.-noon. $175. In this NXT-based space adventure, campers will design, build and program their robots to work through light, touch, ultrasonic and sound sensors using the NXT line of LEGO Robotics.

Intensive Summer Reading. July 15-19. Rising 9th-12th, 10 a.m.-noon. $125. Rising 6th-8th, 12:30-2:30 p.m. This program will help students explore their summer reading assignments while developing skills associated with reading comprehension, literary analysis and composition. Students must complete assigned summer reading prior to class.

Study Skills. Rising 6th-8th. July 22-26. 10 a.m.-noon. $125. Focuses on organization, time-management, goal-setting, note-taking, testing, essay-writing and study skills.

Writer's Workshop. Rising 7th-12th. July 8-19. 10 a.m.-noon. $300. Intensive writing instruction to equip students with tools of structure and style. This high-energy class improves the writing of all students.

Athletic Camps

Cheerleading: Lower School. Rising 1st-5th. June 3-7, June 10-14. 9 a.m.-noon. $150 per session. Join WSA cheerleading staff for this fun and challenging week of skill development and team building. Coaches will focus on motions, tumbling, stunting and jumping. These cheerleaders will spend a week learning material that will be showcased at an end-of-the-week performance.

Cheerleading: Middle School/JV. Rising 6th-9th. June 3-7, June 10-14. 9 a.m.-noon. $150 per session. Join WSA cheerleading staff for this fun and challenging week of skill development and team building. Coaches will focus on motions, tumbling, stunting and jumping. These cheerleaders will spend a week learning material that will be showcased at an end-of-the-week performance. Preparation for the fall cheer season.

Basketball Fun-damentals for Boys. Rising 1st-4th. June 3-7. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. A week of skill development. Learn the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, rebounding, passing and defense.

Basketball: Advanced Skills for Boys. Rising 5th-8th. June 3-7. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. A five-day action-packed camp that focuses on technical training and advanced game-play strategies through drills and fun competitions. Participants will be divided into small groups so that coaches can provide more personal instruction.

Football Fun-damentals. Rising 1st-4th. June 10-14. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. Fundamentals of tackling, blocking, passing and catching. Individual positions, as well as team offence and defense concepts, will also be taught.

Football: Advanced Skills and Strategies. Rising 5th-8th. June 10-14. 9 a.m.-noon. $150. Join WSA Head Football Coach Andrew Bryan and staff for a week of fun, skill development and game play. Players will learn the fundamentals of blocking, tackling, positional play and team offensive/defensive concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Soccer Fundamentals. Rising 1st-4th. July 23-26. 9 a.m.-noon. $120. Camp focuses on individual instruction, technical training and small-sided games to improve each player's abilities and confidence.

Soccer: Advanced Skills and Strategies. Rising 5th-8th. July 23-26. 9 a.m.-noon. $120. Camp focuses on individual instruction, technical training and small-sided games to improve each player's abilities and confidence.

Tennis Camp. Rising 1st-5th. June 3-7. 9-10:30 a.m. $75. Tennis Camp provides both beginning and advanced players the opportunity to improve their tennis game in a fun, small-group environment. All campers will receive instruction on the fundamentals of tennis while developing their skills, learning ball control and stroke techniques

Whole Life Ministries

2621 Washington Rd. www.wholelife.org.

706-737-4530.

Journey 2013 Youth Camp. Ages 13-18. July 1-6. $230. Overnight camp at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, S.C. Transportation provided. Call for details.

KidRiffic Summer Program. June 3-28. Ages 5-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $85 per week, early drop-off and late pick-up available. Ages 1-4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $50 per week, no early drop-off or pick-up for this age group. Activities include water games, bowling, movies, gym games, Kid's church and more. Call for details.

Vacation Bible School. Ages 5-12. July 29-August 2. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Theme: World Tour.

Family Y

www.thefamilyy.org.

706-922-9622.

Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs. Check Web site for full camp listings.

Camp North Augusta. Ages 5-12. Weekly, June 10-August 12. $80 per week members, $110 per week non-members. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games and sports, field trips, devotions and character development activities. Mossy Creek Elementary School.

North Augusta Family Y Specialty Camps. Ages 5-12. $90 per week members, $120 per week non-members. Dance Camp: June 17-21. Art Camp: June 24-28 and July 8-12. Sports Galore Camp: July 1-4 (No camp July 4). Drama Camp: July 8-12. Baking Camp: July 15-19. Construction Camp: TBD. Leaders in Training (LIT): Ages 13-17. Weekly, June 10-August 12, $60 per week members, $75 per week non-members. LIT teaches teenagers to become future leaders. Participants will play games and acquire necessary skills for personal character development. , Mossy Creek Elementary School.

Camp Augusta South. Ages 5-7. Weekly, May 27-August 9. $75 per week members, $95 per week non-members. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games, songs, interactive skits, character development activities and more. T, transportation to and from Southside Tubman Branch each day. Augusta South Family Y Camp Southside Tubman. Ages 8-14. May 27-August 9. $75 per week members, $95 per week non-members. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games songs, interactive skits, character development activities and more.

Camp Aiken. Ages 5-12. Weekly, June 10-August 9. $110 per week members, $150 per week non-members., Aiken County Family Y. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games and sports, field trips, swimming, devotions and character development activities. Breakout Sessions: Sports Camp: June 17-21, July 1-5 (No camp July 4), July 15-19, July 29- August 2. Dance Camp: June 24-28 and July 22-26. Art Camp: June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26 and August 5-9. Waterworks Camp: Weekly, June 10-August 9. Swim Lessons: June 10-14, June 24-28, July 22-26 and August 5-9. $25 per week members. $40 per week non-members.

Camp Y130. Ages 5-12. Weekly, May 20-August 5. $75 per week members, $95 per week non-members. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games, songs, field trips and character development activities., Y130 Center in Thomson and Dearing Elementary School.

Y130 Center Specialty Camps. Gymnastics Camp: Ages 5-12. Teen Leadership Camp: Ages 6th-8th graders. Weekly, May 20-August 5. $65 members, $75 non-members.

Camp North Jefferson. Ages 5-14. Weekly, May 20-July 22. $75 per week members, $95 per week non-members. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games, songs and character development activities.

Wilson Family Y

Camp Wilson. Ages 7-12. May 20-August 5. $110 per week members, $150 per week non-members. Begin and end each day in a traditional camp setting where campers will have the opportunity to be challenged in one specialty breakout session weekly. Breakout Sessions: Acrobats: May 20-24, June 10-14, July 8-12 and August 5-9. Aqua-fun: Weekly, May 20-August 5. Arts & Crafts: Weekly, May 20-August 5. Baseball: June 3-7, June 24-28 and July 22-26. Basketball: July 1-5 (No camp July 4) and July 29-August 2. Cheerleading: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 15-19 and August 5-9. Dance: May 27-31, June 17-21, July 1-5 and July 29-August 2. Drama: Weekly May 27-July 29. Flag Football: May 20-24, June 10-14 and July 15-19. Science & Nature: Weekly May 27-August 5. Soccer: May 27-31, June 17-21, July 8-12 and August 5-9. Summer Olympics: Weekly May 20-August 5. Waterworks: Weekly May 20-August 5. What a Girl Wants: Weekly May 20-August 5.

Little Tykes Mini Camp. Ages 3-4 (must be potty trained). Weekly, May 27-August 5. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $55 per week for members, $75 week non-members. Arts and crafts, games, outside time and swimming.

Traditional Camp. Ages 5-6. Weekly, May 20-August 5. $110 week/members, $150 week/non-members. Arts and crafts, games, sports and swimming.

Teen Leadership Camp. Ages 13-17. Weekly, May 27-August 5. $110 per week members and $150 per week non-members. Have fun with the YMCA character values in mind: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. This camp will foster independence, accountability and leadership and provide activities to instill healthy habits.

Leaders in Training (LIT). Ages 13-17. June 3-7 and June 10-14. $110 per week members, $150 per week non-members. LIT teaches teenagers to become future leaders. During this program, participants will learn CPR/First Aid, teen fitness, character development and other skills to enhance personal development. Teens who successfully complete the program are required to volunteer for a minimum of five weeks during the summer.

 

 

Camp information is provided by the organizations and is subject to change.

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