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TODAY: Summer camp expo at Augusta Prep

Posted: March 20, 2012 - 11:03pm  |  Updated: March 24, 2012 - 5:33am

 

As spring begins and with Masters Week around the corner, parents can get a head start planning their children’s summer activities.

The Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Family Magazine will present the second annual Summer Camp Expo from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez.

“The reason we decided to do this event is because there wasn’t really anything in Augusta where parents could go as a one-stop shop,” said Augusta Chronicle marketing director and event organizer Lisa Dorn. “The only other way was to find out about a large amount of summer camps is to really go Web site by Web site.”

More than 30 vendors promoting various summer camps and programs will be present at the free event, including The Family Y, Gymnastics Gold, CSRA Junior Bridge League, Kumon Math and Reading, Portman’s Music, Augusta Recreation and Parks, Curtis Baptist School, Bricks 4 Kidz, MAES Educations Center and Augusta Prep.

“There are all kinds of different things,” Dorn said. “We want parents to be able to come to this event with their calendar and actually book camps.”

More than 1,000 people attended the inaugural camp, and Dorn said she expects a crowd at this year’s event. The expo is family-friendly and will include door prizes, refreshments, inflatables, face-painting and other children’s activities.

“We try to make it so that it is a fun outing for the entire family, but can be a great resource for the parents,” Dorn said. “It is a family event.”

Randy DuTeau, a cyclist and Augusta Sports Council’s sport development manager, also will give a presentation about bicycle safety.

For information about attending or becoming a vendor at the expo, contact Dorn at (706) 823-3443 or lisa.dorn@augustachronicle.com.

 

IF YOU GO

What: Summer Camp Expo

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today

Where: Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez

Cost: Free

More: (706) 823-3443 or lisa.dorn@augustachronicle.com

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