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As school ends, summer camps begin

Posted: May 14, 2013 - 11:04pm
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
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.

With the weather warming up and the school year winding down, the time for signing up for summer camps is here.

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

Augusta Christian Schools and the Augusta Jewish Community Center also offer a broad range of camps for multiple interests and age groups.

Here are some of the area’s camps:

A Child’s World:

• 925 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta, (706) 863-9485.

• 4124 Madeline Drive, Augusta, (706) 210-7000.

• 4204 Columbia Road, Martinez, (706) 860-0059.

• 4689 Hardy McManus Road, Evans, (706) 364-4216.

• 325 Old Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, (706) 868-9966.

Summer Camp. Ages 4-12. May 20-Aug. 9. Hours vary by location. 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, Worship Band Camp, Camp Invention, ASAP Summer Camp Program. Athletic camps also are offered in multiple sports, contact the school for details.

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

AJCC Day Camp. Ages 3-13. Eleven 1-week sessions from May 22-Aug. 2. Mini Camp. Ages 3-4. Eleven 1-week sessions from May 22-Aug. 2.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Columbia County Ballet: 639 Furys Ferry Road; www.columbiacountyballet.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; 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.

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

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

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.

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. Weekly themes with exciting games, crafts, gymnastics, movies, water days and much more. Friendly, energetic counselors provide a fun-filled day in a safe, structured environment. Call for specific dates and pricing.

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.

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

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; Glamour Girlz. Ages 6-9. June 23-27.

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.

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.prctennis.com; (706) 860-9288; garyh@prctennis.com.

Tennis camps for multiple age and skill groups; go to Web site or call for details.

Portman’s Music Academy: 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; (706) 738-1651; summer music camps

Stephanie’s Dancers: 717 Industrial Park Drive, Evans; www.stephaniesdancers.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. $25 per day, $144/week for 1-3 weeks, $134/week for 4-7 weeks, $119/week for 8-10 weeks. Call for details.

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. Call or visit for details.

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

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