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.