Camp Guide

lshirley@macon.comMay 5, 2013 

Summer and camps go hand in hand, and Middle Georgians have a variety of options to choose from.

Bibb County Cooperative Extension gives kids a chance to get outside and do some traditional camp activities with its Nature Explorers program.

Focusing on forestry, fisheries, water resources, soils, insects and wildlife, the camp takes place June 3-7 for rising sixth-graders. This is the second year of the program, which was started by the Bibb County Master Naturalists, a group of adult volunteers working through 4-H and the Cooperative Extension.

“They saw a need for this kind of program and wanted to give back, to get kids out of the classroom and give them some hands-on experience. We’ll meet at the Extension Office every day and take field trips to different spots. We’ll go to the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Dauset Trails, the Hephzibah Home to study water quality, maybe do an agricultural class as well,” said Karol Kelly, Bibb County Cooperative Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

Nature Explorers costs $100, with the registration deadline set for May 17. Need-based scholarships are available.

Kids of all ages can burn off all the energy pent up from the school year at Sportz Quest’s Summer Classes and Skill Development Camps, which run from June 3-Aug. 1. Sportz Quest is an instructional gym and fitness facility for children and offers a different three-day skill development plan each week of the summer program with themes such as Cheer and Tumbling Skills, Future All-Stars, Music and Movement and Princess Tumble and Dance.

“We are working on gross motor skills such as strength, flexibility, balance and coordination,” said Rachel Foster, director of Sportz Quest. “For sports, we work on physical fitness characteristics that translate to all sports.”

Sportz Quest’s camps range in cost from $48-$135, and registration is open as long as spaces remain available.

“We like to monitor the number of instructors to students, so our camps are small comparatively, ranging from six kids to about 18. We do usually fill up for the most part, but we anticipate last minute registrations as well as those who know their schedule and can plan ahead,” Foster said.

ACADEMIC CAMPS

Bricks4Kidz Camps

9 a.m.-noon weekly, June 3-July 27. Camps will be held at Woodfield Academy, 4375 Rivoli Drive, and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Fellowship Hall, 100 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Camps are a high-energy, fast-paced setting where kids discover, explore, invent and create using motorized and non-motorized Lego models. Themes are Sports Spectacular, Mission 2 Space, Bricks4Friends, Extreme Expedition and Minute to Win It. All campers will bring home a mini-figure and a Bricks4Kidz String Bag. Snack and drink provided daily. Register at www.bricks4kidz.com/centralga. Cris Birmingham, 471-2593. $125 per week.

Digital Media Summer Camp

June 23-29, Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism, 1400 Coleman Ave. For rising 10th-12th graders. Students will be taught to build mobile apps, learn html, CSS and JavaScript, hone writing and photography, improve social media skills, try their hands at radio and video, and work with professional journalists from the Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting. Application deadline: May 10; late deadline: May 31. Tim Regan-Porter, director, 301-2907, ccj@mercer.edu, or www.ccj.mercer.edu/camp. $650 before May 10, $700 after May 10; numerous full scholarships available.

Mercer’s Creative Computer Camps

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 3-July 19, Mercer University. For two different age groups: third-fifth graders and sixth grade and up. The following camps are being offered this year: Introduction to Robotics, Robotics Team Building, Xbox Game Design, Minecraft Coding, Computer Creations (Multimedia), Web Design and Imagineering – a STEM camp. Schedule and registration available at http://camps.cs.mercer.edu until camps are filled. 301-2823 or camps@cs.mercer.edu. $220-$260 per week, includes lunch.

Mercer University College for Kids/Mercer Youth University

9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28. For kids who have finished kindergarten-seventh grades. Instruction in writing, math and science (grades 3-8 only). Joy Jones, 301-2441 or jones_jd@mercer.edu.

Motivating Youth Summer Camp

9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Aug. 2, Family Investment Center, 905 Main St. Ages 5-12. The program consists of tutoring in math, reading, writing, language arts, arts and crafts and sports and recreation. Registration open now. Roger Jackson, 320-4756, or e-mail motivatingyouth@yahoo.com. $85 per week.

Starbase Robins

Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. For rising sixth-eighth graders. Robotics Academy: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-14; $160. Investigative Science Academy: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-21; $160. STEM Academy: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24-28; $160. Like them on Facebook for a $10 discount. 926-1769. www.starbaserobins.org.

The Mentors Project Academic Summer Program

8:30 a.m.-noon May 28-June 7. For seventh-12th grade Bibb County School District Students. Call 765-8624 to register. Free.

ARTS CAMPS

Academy of Dance Camps

Music and Fairytales: 9 a.m.-noon June 18-20. For ages 3-4. The youngest dancers get to take creative movement classes, act out fairytales, create crafts and dress-up for prince and princess day. Register by June 13. Budding Ballerinas: Sleeping Beauty Camp: 9 a.m.-noon June 25-27. For ages 5-7. The budding ballerinas get to take the stage while learning ballet basics, learning the “Sleeping Beauty” ballet story and making crafts to complete their “Sleeping Beauty” performance at the end of camp. Register by June 20. 922-6220. $80 each.

Alien Animators

9 a.m.-noon June 17-21, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For rising fifth-seventh graders. Students learn the basics of how stop-motion cut-out animation is created by developing their own story lines, drawing characters, storyboarding their ideas, and watching as their animations are filmed and brought to life. Exploration into the solar system will form the background for story and character creation. Each student will receive a finished copy of their own animated short in digital format at the end of the workshop. Instructor: Al Waller, educator and filmmaker, creator of “Ultra-Galactic Gung Ho Gurus.” 477-3232. www.MASmacon.org. $110 museum members, $125 non-members.

Big “O” Singer/Songwriter Camp

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 17-21. For ages 13-17. Camp is intended for students with varied musical knowledge; however, no previous musical experience is required. Campers will experience fundamentals of songwriting, singing and production; instrument “petting zoo”; Q&A session with professional singers, songwriters and producers; workshops in lyric writing, voice lessons, instrument instruction and music industry-related topics; education on performance, stage presence and branding; musical awareness field trip; and recording compositions. Registration deadline: May 17. Sponsored by the Otis Redding Foundation, 742-5737 or foundationotis@aol.com. $175.

Fourth Wall Children’s Theatre Summer Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-28, Warner Robins High School Theatre, 401 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Before care is available at 8 a.m. and after care until 5 p.m. For ages 7 through ninth grade. Performance of Broadway musical production at 7 p.m. June 28. Sponsored by WRHS Theatre Department. Registration ends June 14; form is available at www.4thwallctc.org. (478) 227-2717. $200, includes a T-shirt, lunch and recital costs.

Macon Little Theatre: “Disney’s the Little Mermaid Jr.”

Macon Little Kid’s Theatre Camp: 1-3:30 p.m. June 10-21; performance dates: June 21-23, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. For ages 9 and older. Auditions are not required unless auditioning for a main singing role. Auditions will be 2-4 p.m. May 11. Please bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars. Kids must be registered for camp in order to audition. All campers will receive a role in the production. Registration will be open until June 3 or until capacity is filled. $160, includes T-shirt. Macon Little Kid’s Theatre Mini-Camp: 9:30 a.m.-noon June 3-7; performance for family and friends June 7. For ages 5-8. Registration will be open until May 29 or until capacity is filled. $110, includes T-shirt. Download registration forms from maconlittletheatre.org. Held in partnership with the Academy of the Performing Arts. 477-3342.

Mercer Brass Camp

Noon-5 p.m. June 26-28, Townsend School of Music, Mercer University. Open to all high school and middle school trumpets, french horns and low brass. Registration deadline: June 20. music.mercer.edu, Jonathan Swygert, Swyg@aol.com or (404) 783-1221. $75.

CHRISTIAN CAMPS

Camp Eunice

U.S. 341, about 5 miles south of Roberta. June 9-14: Senior Camp, for rising seventh graders and older. July 14-19: Junior and Beginner Camp, for rising second-sixth graders. Camp Eunice is a youth Bible camp owned and operated by the South Georgia Association of Congregational Christian Churches. The daily schedule consists of Bible classes, chapel services, recreation and sports and devotions in the dorms. The Rev. John Aulds, 844 Avera Road, Roberta, Ga. 31078, (912) 836-9104 or aulds@hotmail.com. www.campeunice.com. $75 if fees received by May 15; $85 after May 15.

Camp Pathway

7 a.m. drop-off available, 6 p.m. pick-up, June 3-Aug. 9, Hephzibah Children’s Home, 6601 Zebulon Road. For ages 4-12; Leaders In Training (LIT) program available for children 13-15. Christian based summer day camp with swimming, kayaking, canoeing, kickball, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, slip ‘n slide, inflatables, field activities, gym activities, hiking, daily devotionals and more. Visit www.camppathway.org for more information and to register online. 477-3383, extension 167. $125 per week; $10 per week sibling discount.

Camp Vinson Valley Day Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-Aug. 2, 4158 U.S. 41 North, Byron. Drop-off available at 7 a.m. and pick-up until 6 p.m. For ages 7-12. Sponsored by Byron United Methodist Church, (478) 956-5717. Visit www.byronumc.org and click on Camp Vinson Valley to get a parents’ package, information and registration form. $110 per week for one child, discount for additional children in the same family.

CoBeAcSouth Youth Camp

Registration: 10-11 a.m. July 15; camp runs through 10 a.m. July 20, Macon Evangelistic Church, 4500 Chapel Hill Drive. For children 8 years old (must have completed second grade). In conjunction with CoBeAc Youth Association. Registration deadline: July 1. For brochure and application, contact the Rev. Gary Berrier, 788-9221. $135 per person; $35 must accompany application with balance due by July 1.

Eagles Nest Children Center Day Camp

Camps start May 28, Eagles Nest Children’s Center, 304 Pierce Ave. For ages 5-12. A fun and educational faith-based summer camp with themed weeks offering exciting, age-appropriate activities. Tshanghi Corey, 751-2872. www.themethodisthome.org/eaglesnest.

Gotta Move! Day Camp

9 a.m.-noon, July 8-12, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. For ages 4-12. Keepin’ in step with the spirit. Performance at noon July 12. Pre-registration deadline: July 1. For more information: (478) 953-7246. www.therainchurch.com. Free.

The Grand Adventure

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4-20; July 9-25, First Baptist Church, 108 Church St., Centerville. Ages 12 months-5 years (entering kindergarten). First Kids preschool and mother’s morning out summer program. Chris Brown, (478) 953-3387. firstkidsga $25-35; $120-$220 (according to days attending).

Summer Camp

June 3-June 28, St. Paul AME Church, 2501 Shurling Drive. For ages 6-13. This camp will include direct instruction from certified teachers in reading, math, science, study and test-taking skills. All students will have an opportunity to learn tennis, golf, music, swimming, crafts and etiquette. Bessie M. Brown, 474-3543, or leave a message at the church, 745-0507 in the general mailbox. $100 per week, includes two meals and a snack each day.

Summer Enrichment Academy

7 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-July 19, Warner Robins CME Church, 200 Othal H. Lakey Circle, Warner Robins. For pre-K-sixth graders. Academic enrichment: CRCT prep in reading, math and science. Art appreciation: crafts, drama, dance and music. Activities: sports, movies, tours, library, computers and more. Registration in progress; call (478) 923-6326 from 5-7 p.m. daily. $35 enrollment for one child, $15 for each additional child in the same household; $75 weekly for one child, $50 for each additional child in the same household.

Trinity Woods Summer Day Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 28-Aug. 10, Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 1899 Tucker Road. Campers may arrive at 7:30 a.m. and stay until 6 p.m. For ages 5-13; Junior Counselor Volunteer Program for ages 14-17. Visit www.trinitywoods.org for weekly themes. 227-0555. $40 registration fee, $15 for each additional child within a family. $115 weekly; family discounts for multiple children.

Unique Discovery Camp

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 28-July 26, Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 957 Oglethorpe St. Ages 5-15. Swimming, bowling, movies and field trips. Lucille Holmes, 788-3083, Arlene Byrd, 714-3043, or Mount Olive, 745-0314. $65 per week.

WinShape Camp

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 24-28, Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road. For rising second-seventh graders. Register at www.winshapecamps.org/communities. $189 per child.

GENERAL CAMPS

Amerson Adventure Days

10:30 a.m. Fridays, June 7, 14, and 21, Amerson River Park, off Interstate 75 at Pierce Avenue. For all ages. Hike along the trails at the Amerson River Park and learn about trees, the river, critters, birds, the American Indians who once lived here and much more. Co-hosted by the Museum of Arts and Sciences and NewTown Macon; no pre-registration required. Contact the Museum of Arts and Sciences for more information, 477-3232 or www.MASmacon.org.

Camp Discovery

9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, July 8-Aug. 2, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 8:30 a.m. drop-off and 5:15 p.m. pick-up for additional charge. For rising first-sixth graders. Opening the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The museum’s live animal shows, planetarium shows, environmental education experiences, science and art exhibits are all part of the fun of summer day camp with the following weekly themes: Music Mania, Forest Fun, Ocean Deep, Animal Adventures, Museum Daily Lab Kaleidoscope. Registration now open online, by phone or in person. 477-3232. www.MASmacon.org. Registration fee: $155 members, $175 non-members.

Camp Eagle

May 27-July 26, Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Road. Programs are available for preschoolers through adults. The following camps are being offered this year: Quick Start Boys’ Tennis; Girls’ Basketball; SAT Verbal Review; Boys’ Basketball; The Spectacular SAT Math Review; Quick Start Boys’ Tennis; Artsie Smarties; Fastpitch Softball; Baseball; Explore with Dora and Diego; Lego Mania; Books Alive!; The ACT Math Academy; Ballet/Jazz; Things Girls Like; Caricature; Babysitting Basics; Basic Dog Training (Basic Owner Training); Beginning Guitar; Woman Time Management; Adult Tennis Camp; Junior Tennis Camp; Baseball Hitting; African Safari Camp; Science Rules! Science is Cool!; Posh Prince and Princess Camp; Baseball Pitching and Catching; Parent/Child Tennis; Junior Tennis Camp; Golf at Stratford; Cooking Up a Story; Are You a 21st Century Student?; Let’s Tech and App Slam It!; Youth Sports Camp; Passport to the Past – Discovering Macon’s History; Beginning Muddy Hands; Reading is a Snap!; Volleyball Skills Camp; Epic! And Other Types of Fiction and Poetry Writing; Classic Children’s Books; Soccer; American Girl Camp: An Adventure with Julie; Hip-Hop at Camp Eagle; Camp Half-Blood (Percy Jackson and the Olympians); You, Me and Piano Makes Three; Guitar II, The Next Chord; Watercolor; Parent/Tot Soccer Clinic; Soccer 101 for Parents; The Magnificent Middle School Math Review; 3, 2, 1 Blast Off to Outer Space; Eagles Soar Over Middle Georgia; Yippie-kay-aye Wild West Roundup; Magic Treehouse Camp; Fight Wikipedia; Quick Start Tennis; The Amazing Algebra I Review; Summer Reading Camp; Holidays Throughout the Year; Healthy Hearts, Happy Minds; Intermediate Muddy Hands; Specific Skills Course for Rising 4th Graders; College Essay Boot Camp; Ready, Set, Go to First Grade; Study Skills B; Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes; Youth Cheerleading Camp; Lego Mania; The Facts of Math; Study Skills A; Beginning Baseball Camp and Mini Pre-K Cheerleading Camp. Camps fill quickly; registration is available at www.stratford.org/campeagle. Terry Sowell at 477-8073, extension 201, or terry.sowell@stratford.org. www.stratford.org.

Camp Tattnall

May 21-July 26, Tattnall Square Academy, 111 Trojan Trail. Programs are available for kindergartners-12th graders. The following camps are being offered this year: Tattnall Baseball Camp, Future Stars Basketball Camp, Math Camp, Discovering the Ocean’s Treasures, Oh the Places You’ll Go - Summer with Seuss, Tattnall Softball Camp, TSA FUNdamental Football Camp, Cheer Camp, Dino Mania, Tattnall Soccer Camp, Zoo Camp, Children’s Musical Theater Camp - The Granny Awards, Mini Dance Camp, Tattnall Summer Phonics and Group Art Lessons. Stephanie.english@tattnall.org. www.tattnall.org.

First Presbyterian Day School Summer Camps

May 28-Aug. 9, First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive. Programs are available for pre-K-adults. The following camps are being offered this year: Baseball; Basketball; Soccer; Cross Country; Volleyball; Sand Volleyball; Wrestling; Intense Camp; Mini-Cheerleading; Mini-Dance; Speed, Strength, Leadership; Musical Masterpieces; “Girls Rule” Camp; Picasso and Patterns; Boys Only; Middle School Girls; Pirate and Princess Camp; Boys Rock Camp; American Girl Doll Camp (two sessions); Girls Just Want to Have Fun Camp; Little Miss Camp; Read-Write Workshop; Knitting/Spanish Cooking Camp; Adult Camp: Dinner and a Cooking Class. Cindy Martin, 477-6505, extension 127. www.fpdmacon.org.

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Summer Camp

June 2-July 19, Camp Martha Johnston, Lizella. Day camp opportunities for girls in kindergarten-eighth grades; resident camp opportunities for girls in second-12th grades. Girls will learn more about themselves and the world around them. Varied sessions include a choice of swimming, hiking, canoeing, storytelling, art, beauty and more, with a consistent focus on personal growth, leadership and fun. Kim Leslie, program manager, 935-2221 or kleslie@gshg.org. www.gshg.org.

Macon Bibb County Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3-July 12. Early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and extended day until 6 p.m. are available. Ages 6-15. Summer camp is a supervised program that introduces campers to a combination of arts and athletic activities as well as participating in a theme each week incorporating nature, science, literacy, movement, safety, music, art, history and critical thinking. Registration now open. Registration closes when recreation centers meet capacity (100 participants per center). 751-7694. $30 per week per child, includes lunch.

Museum of Aviation Summer Camps

9 a.m.-noon, Mondays-Fridays, June 3-July 19, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. For pre-K-eighth graders. The following camps are being offered this year: Pirate Camp, Space is the Place Camp, Raiders of the Lost Artifact Camp, Mission Quest/Air Traffic Control Camp, Princess Camp, Mad Scientists Camp, C.S.I. Camp, Dinosaur Dig Camp, YUCKY Camp, Animal Grossology Camp, Time Travelers, A Bug’s Life Camp, Rockets are a Blast! Camp, Green Machines Camp, Under the Sea Camp, Construction Camp, Smokey the Bear Camp, the Science of Beauty Camp and Advanced Mission Quest. Mission Quest campers will plan and fly a mission in the Mission Quest Flight Simulator Lab. Attendees must register in advance for all camps and spaces fill up quickly. For a complete listing and registration, visit www.moaeducation.com. Cindy Groves, (478) 222-7575 or cgroves@museumofaviation.org. $125 per week; $150 for Mission Quest Flight Simulation camps.

Nature Explorers

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3-7, Bibb County Cooperative Extension, 736 Riverside Drive. For rising sixth graders. The Bibb County Nature Explorers program is geared toward environmental education through experiential learning. Youth will visit a variety of venues in Middle Georgia as they learn about forestry, fisheries, water resources, soils, insects and wildlife. Sponsored by Bibb County Cooperative Extension & Bibb County Master Naturalists. Space is limited. Registration deadline: May 17. Contact Karol or Kelle, 751-6338, karolk@uga.edu or ksashley@uga.edu for the application and more information. $100; need-based scholarships available.

Passport to the Past: Discovering Macon’s History

Session I: June 17-21; Session II: June 24-28. For ages 9-12. This year’s camp includes a new program focusing on the Civil War in Macon. Sponsored by Historic Macon Foundation, www.historicmacon.org or 743-3851. $160 ($110 plus $50 materials fee).

Precious Ones Summer Day Camp

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily, May 22-Aug. 9, 4706 Raley Road. No extra charges for early drop-off, starting at 7:30 a.m., or late pick-up, until 6 p.m. For ages 5-12. Traditional day camp experience plus an exceptional enjoyable outdoor program to help enhance a healthier mind, body and spirit. No registration deadline, but space is limited. Ms. Jazzy, 397-7438, preciousonesdc@live.com or www.preciousonesdc.webs.com. Registration is $45 per family; $110 per week per child; family discounts available.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Summer Institute

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 3-July 19, Sacred Heart Catholic School, 251 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. For rising pre-K-eighth graders. Programs: Science in Action, Educational Technology, Kitchen Kids and Nature Necessities. Registration deadline: May 17; online registration available at shswr.org. Melissa Harris, (478) 923-9668 or mharris $75; $100 weekly; discounts for multiple children.

Saint Joseph’s Summer Knights Camp

7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 10-July 19, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 905 High St. For rising kindergarteners-sixth graders. Weekly activities include sports, computer, reading enrichment, arts & crafts, Wet and Wild Wednesday, board games, ping pong, Wii tournaments, Popcorn and Movie Tuesday and more throughout each week. Field trips and onsite guests will coincide with the weekly themes. Registration is available at www.saintjo.com. 742-0636. $30 registration fee, $115 per week, includes field trips.

Summer Children’s Workshops

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center, 1207 Emery Highway. Ages 6-12. Children will take a one-mile hike to see the Indian Mounds, learn about Southeast Indians, participate in making American Indian crafts and play games. Children should bring lunch and beverage each day. Registration is required; space is limited. 752-8257, extension 219. www.nps.gov/ocmu. Free.

Summer Youth Bridge Camp

Session 1: 4-6 p.m. June 17-20, Robins Duplicate Bridge Club, 151 Maple St., Warner Robins. Session 2: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 21, Macon Duplicate Bridge Club, 1070 Southshore Place. For middle and high school students. Learn the very basics of the game in a fun environment. The main instructor is local expert Andre Asbury. In the event of high demand, additional sessions may be added June 24-28. To register, e-mail Asbury at aaasbury@gmail.com or leave a message at (229) 834-1186, or call Ruth Suggs at (478) 932-4574. wrbridge.blogspot.com. Free.

Tubman Summer Heritage Camp

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 10-14 and 17-21, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. For ages 7-12. Camps feature character and team-building exercises, arts and crafts, reading and creative writing, math and science activities, physical fitness and field trips. Theme: “Embracing the Past, Preparing for the Future.” Registration deadline: May 18. Tonya Parker, tparkeroutley@tubmanmuseum.com or 743-8544, extension 26. $100 non-members, $75 for members (family or higher membership level required); the non-member fee includes a family membership for one year. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Wesleyan College Summer Camps

June 3-July 20, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Programs are available for boys and girls in first grade and up. The following camps are being offered this year: SPECTACLES Math and Science Resident Camp; Center for the Arts Academy Summer Intensive – Resident Camp; Craig Jones Tennis Resident Camp (two sessions); Summer Riding Program (five one-week sessions available); Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Camp; Soccer Day Camp; Softball Day Camp; LEAP CAMP 2013! (two sessions); Kid’s College (six one-week sessions available); and Cheerleading Camp. For a complete listing, visit www.wesleyancollege.edu. Mary Ann Howard, 757-5137.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS

Camp Little Shot

May 25-29, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton. Ages 6-18. For children living with diabetes. Camp Little Shot teaches children how to manage their diabetes in a fun, safe environment in addition to activities such as swimming, playing games and arts and crafts. To register, go to camplittleshot.com; please register early. The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness, (478) 746-8626. Free.

Kids in Pink Summer Day Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-14, Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road. For children ages 4-18 who have a loved one who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Sponsored by United in Pink. Pre-registration required by completing an application at www.unitedinpink.org. Laura Paxton, executive director, 254-5247 or lpaxton@unitedinpink.org. Free.

Sai Rehab Camps

Sai Rehab Inc., 110 Woodfield Drive. “Around the World in 10 Days”: June 3-14 (times to be decided depending on age of campers). Sensory motor camp for children with and without special needs ages 5 and older. The emphasis of this year’s camp experience will be on social skills. Camp sessions will last two hours. Registration deadline: May 15. $200 per week for two weeks. “Write Camp 2013”: June 17-Aug. 2. For ages 4-15. Curriculum will address foundation skills for handwriting and will follow the nationally recognized “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum. Registration deadline: May 24. $250 for 10 75-minute weekly sessions. 475-7988 or e-mail sharonbishop@sairehab.com.

SPORTS CAMpS

Healy Point Tennis and Golf Camps

June 3-July 26, Healy Point, 293 River North Blvd. Half-day, full-day tennis camps, half-day golf camp and golf-tennis combo camps are available. Ages range from 5-16. Instruction utilizes equipment (courts, racquets and balls) that varies according to the age and skill level of the participants. Campers swim before lunch, and camp concludes each Friday at noon with a “tournament.” Deadline for registration: Friday noon prior to each camp. Tennis or combo camp: Bonnie E. Smith, 746-2394 or bsmith Todd Parham, 746-2411, option 2, or tparham@canongategolf.com. $140 members, $160 non-members half-day tennis camps; $220 members, $240 non-members full-day tennis camps; $165 members, $200 non-members half-day golf camps; $240 members, $260 non-members for combo camp.

John Drew Smith Summer Tennis Camp

May 22-Aug. 10, John Drew Smith Tennis Center, 3280 North Ingle Place. For ages 5-12. Half-day and full-day programs available. The morning program will be conducted on-court with tennis instructors who will provide instructional agendas designed for the specific skill level of the campers. The afternoon program consists of daily planned field trips that include bowling, skating, museums and movies. Call Sarah Witherspoon, 474-5075, for information or register online at www.MaconTennisConnect.org. $85 per week half day; $145 per week full day.

Mount de Sales Summer Program

May 28-July 26, Mount de Sales Academy. For ages 8-18. Programs include S.P.L.A.S.H. camp (two sessions) and the following sports camps: Boys Basketball Camp, Girls Basketball Camp, Wrestling Camp, Boys Soccer Camp, Girls Soccer Camp. For S.P.L.A.S.H. camp, contact Melanie Bentley, mbentley@mountdesales.net or 751-3240, extension 159. For sports camps, contact Iain Jones, ijones@mountdesales.net or 751-3240, extension 194. www.mountdesales.net.

Summer Classes and Skill Development Camps

June 3-Aug. 1, Sportz Quest, 2954 Riverside Drive. Ages range from toddlers to teenagers. Activities include gymnastics, movement education and sports fitness. Registration is going on now and will continue as long as spaces remain available. Schedules and registration available at www.sportzquest.com. $48-$135.

Summer Golf Camps

Three-day clinics: June 4-6, July 9-11 and 23; half-day camps: June 17-21 or July 15-19, Landings Golf Club, 309 Stathams Way, Warner Robins. Kids will be broken into groups based on experience. Suitable for beginners. Bill Goggin, (478) 923-5222 or Bill@Goggingolf.com. goggingolf.com. $60 three-day clinics; $150 half-day camps Mondays-Fridays.

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