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Posted: May 16, 2012 - 12:03am  |  Updated: May 17, 2012 - 2:27pm
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Photo by Jim Blaylock Braxton Bolt, 9, participates in a sailing camp at the Augusta Sailing Club on Clarks Hill Lake in 2009.   JIM BLAYLOCK
JIM BLAYLOCK
Photo by Jim Blaylock Braxton Bolt, 9, participates in a sailing camp at the Augusta Sailing Club on Clarks Hill Lake in 2009.

 


As the school year winds down, summer camp organizers are gearing up for a busy summer.


“This is a very busy time of year,” said Lynda Jaremski, camp administrator and Community Program director at the Augusta Jewish Community Center.


Starting Monday, the center offers a variety of camps for ages 3-13, including the traditional summer day camp featuring sports, games, creative arts and swimming to week-long specialities like archery, cooking, clay arts, soccer and fashion camps.


“Anyone can come to our camps,” Jaremski said, adding that 70 to 90 children attend the camps each week. “We love it. We look forward to the chaos. Just hearing kids’ voices in the hallways and out by the pool, it makes it all worth it.”


Information about the camps and registration information is available on the center’s Web site, www.augustajaa.org.


The Marshall Family Y in Evans also offers traditional day camps for children ages 5-12.


The camps, held at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road in Evans, run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekly through July 27.


The camps offer children a variety of traditional activities, said Justin Goolsby, Marshall Family Y program director.


“Games, creative arts, sports,” Goolsby said. “Every day is different.”


For more on Family Y camps, call (706) 922-9622 or visit www.thefamilyy.org.


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Day Camps

COLUMBIA COUNTY SUMMER CAMPS

AUGUSTA PREP: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, augustaprep.org/page.cfm?p=18

Academic camps, starting July 23.

KUMON MATH AND READING: 500 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; (706) 993-2232; www.kumon.com.

M.A.E.S. EDUCATION CENTER: (706) 860-8585; maeseducationcenter.com.

AUGUSTA PREP: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, augustaprep.org/page.cfm?p=18.

Creative arts and exploratory camps.

 

GREENBRIER ART CAMP: 5114 Riverwood Parkway; www.ghspackplayers.net; details, email Steve Hansen at shansen@ccboe.net; June 4-8.

 

AUGUSTA PREP BALLET CAMP: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, www.augustaprep.org; contact julia.morgan@augustaprep.org; two sessions: June 11-15; ages 3-5, 9-11 a.m.; ages 6-8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; creative movement/ballet class, daily craft; $120.

 

AUGUSTA WEST DANCE CAMP: 146 Davis Road, (706) 860-0998, augustawestdance.com.

• June 11-15: Princess Power, ages 3-7

• June 18-22: Wild, Wild West, ages 3-7

• July 9-13: Under the Big Top, ages 3-7; Decades of Dancing, ages 8-12

• July 16-20: Princess Power, ages 3-7; Broadway Bound, ages 8-12.

 

COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET: 639 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; (706) 860-1852, www.columbiacountyballet.com.

 

AUGUSTA PREP: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, www.augustaprep.org.

 

GREENBRIER SHOW CHOIR CAMP: 5114 Riverwood Parkway; www.ghspackplayers.net; details, email Steve Hansen at shansen@ccboe.net; June 4-8, 1-3 p.m.; $40.

LAKESIDE SUMMER SHOW CHOIR: 533 Blue Ridge Drive; (706) 863-0027, May 29-June 1; details, email sbranch@ccboe.net.

PORTMAN’S MUSIC ACADEMY: 4020 Washington Road; Melissa Viller (706) 738-1651; mviller@portmansmusic.com; portmansmusic.com.

Guitar camp, music camp, rock camp and music-reading camps, starting May 21.

 

GREENBRIER THEATRE ARTS DRAMA CAMP: 5114 Riverwood Parkway; www.ghspackplayers.net; details, email Steve Hansen at shansen@ccboe.net; June 4-8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $75; acting, music, dance, film, more. Many students will participate in a performance of Disney’s Cinderella Kids at 5 and 7 p.m. June 8.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS THEATRE CAMP: 3833 Martinez Blvd., Martinez; (706) 231-1759; www.onwiththeshow.biz; email musicaltheatredirector@gmail.com; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday; June 11-15 for ages 7-11 and June 25-29 for ages 12-17; $125, $100 for second child registered; improvisation, games, singing, dancing, acting technique, monologues, scenes; performance at end of camp.

 

AUGUSTA PREP ALL SPORTS CAMP: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, www.augustaprep.org; camps are for boys and girls; grades 1-7; Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-noon; June 11-15 and July 9-13; basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, baseball/softball, floor hockey, scooter hockey, kickball, catch-me-in, ultimate Frisbee, more. Basketball camp: camps are for boys and girls; grades 4-8; July 30-Aug. 2, 12:15-4:15 p.m.; $100. Golf camp: camps are for boys and girls; June 4-8 or June 25-28, 9 a.m.-noon; $110. Volleyball camp: for girls; June 18-21 or July 10-13; grades 5-8, 9 a.m.-noon; grades 9-12, 1-4 p.m. Soccer camp: camps are for boys and girls; June 4-8 or June 18-22; for ages 3-5 ($107); half day for ages 6-16 ($128); full day for ages 7-16 ($197). Tennis camp: camps are for boys and girls; grades 1-4; June 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon; $100.

 

GREENBRIER WOLFPACK HOOPS CAMP: Greenbrier High School, 5114 River­wood Parkway; (706) 447-2106, ext. 3750 or casey.heckathorn@ccboe.net.

 

WILL AVERY BASKETBALL CAMP: Evans Middle School, 4785 Hereford Farm Road; www.averyspringclassic.com; wavery808@hotmail.com.

 

SURE SHOT BASKETBALL CAMP: Lakeside Middle School, 527 Blue Ridge Dr.; (706) 855-6900.

 

AUGUSTA CHEER ACADEMY: 4150 Washington Road, Suite 4, Evans, (706) 364-1138, www.augustacheeracademy.com.

• Superstars four-day camp: ages 3 and older, June 4-7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $125.

• Cheers, Chants & Dance: ages 3 and older, May 21-22 or July 10-11, 9 a.m.-noon; $65.

• Motions, Jumps & Tumbling: ages 3 and older, July 17-19, 9 a.m.-noon; $85.

 

GYMNASTICS GOLD CAMP FLIP FLOP: 124 Cedar Lane; (706) 650-2111, www.gymnasticsgold.com; registration fee required for nonmembers; sibling discount, early drop off and late pick up available.

• Ages 3-5: (must be potty-trained): 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; May 21-25 (Circus Week); June 11-15 (Jungle Week); June 25-29 (Beach Week); July 16-20 (Olympic Week); $60 week

• Ages 4-13: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; May 21-25 (Games Galore!); May 29-June 1 (Great Outdoors); June 4-8 (Moovin’ & Goovin’); June 11-15 (Mystery Madness); June 18-22 (Weird Science); June 25-29 (Beach Blast); July 9-13 (Camp Flip Flop’s Got Talent); July 16-20 (Celebration of Nations); July 23-27 (Olympic Week); July 30-Aug. 3 (Party in the USA); $36 per day or $115 per week.

 

HAYDEN’S GYMNASTICS: 4300 Evans to Locks Road; (706) 868-0608; www.haydensgym.com; $25 nonrefundable registration for nonmembers; daily activities: strength training, crafts, movies, games, swimming, free time.

May 21-26 (Virginia colonies); May 29-June 1 (Pilgrims and Native Americans); June 4-8 (Civil War); June 11-15 (Gold Rush); June 18-22 (Discovering the Coasts); June 25-29 (American Revolution & Independence); July 9-13 (Our Natural Resources); July 16-20 (Wonders of America); July 23-27 (The Capitol); July 30-Aug 3 (Bright Lights, Big Cities).

• 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: $35 daily, $130 weekly

• 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: $35 daily, $140 weekly

• 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: $40 daily, $150 weekly

 

PETERSBURG RACQUET CLUB TENNIS CAMPS: 421 The Pass, Martinez; (706) 860-9288; www.prctennis.com; May 14-July 20; half- and full-day camps for ages 6-18; prices and times vary

• Pee Wees: ages 4-5; basics taught on a 36-foot court or smaller, with foam or large low compression balls to ensure success.

• Play Program: ages 6-18; how to play on team.

• Performance Program: ages 9-14; for kids actively playing tournaments, school tennis, and Junior Team Tennis.

• High School Performance: ages 15-18; for those playing high school tennis or trying out for the first time.

• High Performance: ages 10-18; for ranked players.

AUGUSTA SAILING CLUB JUNIOR SAILING CAMP: 5462 Sailing Road, Appling; (706) 651-0587, www.augustasailingclub.org; ages 8-14; Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 29-June 4 (returning students only $150), June 4-8, 18-22, 25-29, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, 18-22; $200 members, $225 nonmembers; cost includes nonrefundable $25 cancellation fee.

 

BRICKS 4 KIDZ: bricks4kidz.com/georgia-augusta-martinez; Jeremiah Griffin, (706) 513-5789; half-day or full-day camps for ages 5 and older.

 

CHILDCARE NETWORK AUGUSTA AND MARTINEZ ADVENTURE 2012 SUMMER CAMP KICK OFF: May 11, all locations; games, food, meet staff; free; (912) 429-9107; www.childcarenetwork.net.

 

AUGUSTA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: 898 Weinberger Way; (706) 228-3636; www.augustaajcc.org; ages 3 and up; May 21-July 30; full-day camp $160 week; mini camp $125 week;.

 

AUGUSTA PREP: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, augustaprep.org/page.cfm?p=18; ants (ages 3-4); grasshoppers (ages 5-8); Life Skills in the Middle (ages 9-14); USA Chess/Video Game Creation.

 

THE FAMILY Y: (706) 922-9622; www.thefamilyy.org; day camps at all branches May 21-Aug. 13

 

DAY/NIGHT CAMPS

 

THE FAMILY Y: CAMP LAKESIDE AT THURMOND LAKE: (706) 922-9622; www.thefamilyy.org.

• Week-long overnight camp: ages 9-12; June 3-9; June 10-16; June 17-23; June 24-30; $299 members; $375 nonmembers.

• Half-week Specialty Overnight Camps: ages 7-8; July 4-7; $180 members, $210 nonmembers.

• Boys-Only Pioneers Primitive Camp: ages: 9-11; July 8-12.

• Boys-Only Adventurers Primitive Camp: ages 12-14; July 15-19.

• Girls-Only Explorers Camp: age 9-14; July 22-26.

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