Camp Guide

April 4, 2014 

Starbase

Starbase Robins offers science programs for rising sixth-eighth graders.

DANNY GILLELAND — Danny Gilleland

ACADEMIC CAMPS

Houston County STEM Summer Camp

9 a.m.-noon June 2-5, Houston County Career Academy, 1311 Corder Road, Warner Robins. For students currently enrolled in eighth or ninth grade in the Houston County School System. Three camps: Girls in Engineering, Girls in Automotive and Guys in Healthcare. Limited seats available. Sponsored by Houston County School System. Deadline for registration: April 18. Applications available at www.hcbe.net/STEAM. Sabrina C. Phelps, principal, Houston County Career Academy, 478-322-3280 or sabrina.phelps@hcbe.net. Free.

Mathnasium Math Camp

3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 27-July 31. Summer math curriculum offerings for grades K-12. Sima Ekhtiari, macon@mathnasium.com. Registration and assessment: $150; sign up early to get 50 percent off the registration fee. Full and partial summer memberships are available, $200-$480.

Museum of Aviation STEM Summer Camps

9 a.m.-noon daily, June 2-July 25, Century of Flight Hangar, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Pre-K-kindergarten camps: Space and Rocketry, Pirate Camp, Princess Camp, Wilderness Camp, Story Book Science Camp, Engineering Camp and Aviation Camp. First-second grade camps: Space and Rocketry, Pirate Camp, Princess Camp, CSI Mystery Camp, Mad Scientist Camp Engineering Camp and Aviation Camp. Third-fifth grade camps: Space and Rocketry, Survivor Camp, Fairy STEM Camp, CSI Mystery Camp, Mad Scientist Camp, Engineering Camp and Aviation Camp. Sixth-ninth grade camps: Space and Rocketry, Survivor Camp, Movie Makers Studio, CSI Mystery Camp, Animation Studio, Engineering Camp and Website Design Studio. Eighth-12th grade camps: Air Traffic Control, Mission Quest Flight Simulation and Advanced Mission Quest Flight Simulation. To register, go to www.museumofaviation.org or call 478-222-7575. $125.

Stone Cold Summer Enrichment Camp

7 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2-Aug. 1, Stone Academy Inc. Ages 5-18. Reading, foreign languages, tae kwon do, dance, robotics and gymnastics. 478-742-4546. Free for those who qualify.

Summer Enrichment Academy

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2-July 18 (July 4 is a holiday), Warner Robins CME Church, 200 Othal H. Lakey Circle, Warner Robins. For children in pre-K-sixth grade. The Summer Enrichment Academy is a program dedicated to “Edifying Every Child’s Mind, Body and Soul.” Children will benefit from daily CRCT prep in reading, math and science, as well as have an opportunity to participate in activities such as crafts, music, physical education, “fun-ducational” trips, multicultural studies, exhibitions, community service and Bible study. Call 478-923-6326 to schedule your registration appointment, 1-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Enrollment fees: $35 for one child; $15 for each additional child in the same household. $75 weekly for one child, $50 for each additional child from the same household.

ARTS CAMPS

Animation Workshop: “Bring It To Life!”

10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9, 11, 13, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Ages 11-15. Students design and create their own armature-based, stop-motion character that can be posed in a variety of ways. Once built, they’re instructed in the basics of animation by bringing that character to life in various animation exercises that they film. Students take home their character and receive a copy of their animation exercises in digital format. They learn about free and low cost resources to continue their own animation efforts after the course is concluded. This course is appropriate for beginners and for students who have already taken stop-motion animation courses. Instructor: Al Waller. Registration begins April 15 online, by phone or in person. www.MASmacon.org. 478-477-3232. $120 museum members, $135 non-members.

ArtVentures

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 8:30 a.m. drop-off and 5:15 p.m. pick-up for additional charge, July 14-18, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For those who have finished second-fifth grades. Campers explore drawing, painting, sculpture and more. They create their own artwork in a variety of media to take home at the end of this week-long workshop focused exclusively on art. Registration begins April 15 online, by phone or in person. www.MASmacon.org. 478-477-3232. $155 museum members, $175 non-members.

Macon Little Theatre: “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka”

Macon Little Kid’s Theatre Camp: 1-3:30 p.m. June 2-13, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Ages 9 and up. Every student registered for camp will participate in the audition process on the first day of camp and will appear in the stage production. Optional, pre-camp auditions for the principal singing roles will be held at 10 a.m. May 10. Auditions end when the last candidate has performed, so plan to arrive at 10 a.m. Students must be registered for camp before they can audition. Students interested in being considered for the major characters must sing with accompaniment (bring your own sheet music, pianist provided.) Any style music is acceptable. Selections should be memorized. Performance dates: June 13-15. $160, includes T-shirt. Macon Little Kid’s Theatre Mini-Camp: 9:30 a.m.-noon June 2-6. Ages 5-8. There will be a free performance June 6 for family and friends. $110, includes T-shirt. In partnership with the Academy of the Performing Arts. Registration will be open until May 30 or capacity is filled. Download registration form from www.maconlittletheatre.org and mail with payment to Macon Little Theatre Kid’s Camp or Mini Camp, 4220 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210; make check payable to MLT Kid’s Camp. John Jones, 478-477-3342.

Summer Arts Camp

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9-20, 4860 Forsyth Road. Ages 7-10. Projects will include papier maché, painting on canvas and paper, made by Mother Nature art, recycled and upcycled art, bookmaking, collage and mixed media and more. We will have age-appropriate themed art days throughout both camp weeks and no project will be repeated. Healthy snacks and beverages provided every day. An anonymous donor has offered Summer Arts Camp scholarship to one or more Kids. Registration begins April 1. Suzanne Rogers, 478-757-8814 or designgirl@SuzanneMRogers.com. www.SummerArtsCamp-MaconGa.blogspot.com. $135 per week, includes registration fee; $15 personalized cotton canvas tote filled with art supplies.

CHRISTIAN CAMPS

Camp CoBeAc

July 14-19. Ages 8-18. Sponsored by the CoBeAc South Youth Association. Deadline to register: June 30. Macon Evangelistic Church, 478-781-3413. $135.

Camp Eunice

U.S. 341, about 5 miles south of Roberta. A youth Bible Camp owned and operated by the South Georgia Association of Congregational Christian Churches. This is an independent Bible teaching group. Senior camp: June 15-20, for those who have completed the sixth grade and up. Junior Camp: July 13-18, for those who have completed fourth-fifth grades. Beginner camp: July 13-18, for those who have completed first-third grades. The daily schedule consists of two 45-minute Bible classes and a chapel service each morning. The afternoon is given to recreation. Each day concludes with the evening chapel service and devotions in the dorms. Camp director, the Rev. John Aulds, 884 Avera Road, Roberta, Ga. 31078, or 478-836-9104. www.campeunice.com. $75 before May 15, $85 after May 15.

Camp Pathway

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2-Aug. 8, Hephzibah Children’s Home, 6601 Zebulon Road. Ages 5-15. Swimming, gymnasium, inflatables, pond, movie theater, game room, arts and crafts, worship, devotionals, ropes and more. Karl Gant, camp director, 478-477-3383, extension 167. $130 per week.

Camp Vinson Valley Summer Day Camp

An outreach ministry of Byron United Methodist Church. Ages 6-13. For more information, visit www.byronumc.org, email byronumch@windstream.net or call 478-956-5717, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Camp Zion

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9-July 18, 3268 Avondale Mill Road. Ages 5-18. We provide breakfast and lunch. Registration has ended but applications are still being taken for our waiting list. Sponsored by Next Level Community Development Center Inc. Free. 478-7810401.

Go Fish Day Camp

9 a.m.-noon July 7-11, The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Ages 4-12. Performance at noon July 11. Registration: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 478-953-7246. www.therainchurch.com. Free.

Shekinah Glory Camp

8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2-Aug. 1, 2295 Rockland Center, Recreation Road. Ages 5-18. Sponsored by Shekinah Glory Chapel, Bishop Jada Sims, pastor. Deadline for registration: May 30. Director: Brenda Aaron, 478-365-6893. $70 weekly.

Unique Discovery Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27-July 25, Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 957 Oglethorpe St. Daily pre- and post-camps are available. Ages 5-15. A faith-based children’s day camp, “Family Fitness ... getting in TRRFCC Shape.” Daily fun, excitement and peer interaction with weekly field trips. Very limited space. Church, 478-745-0314, or Lucille Holmes, 478-788-3083. mtolive957@live.com. $68 per week; $15 registration fee.

WinShape Camp

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-27, Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road. For children who have completed first-sixth grades. Sponsored by Ingleside Baptist Church and Chick-fil-A. Ingleside Family Life Center, 478-477-4003. $196.

Xtreme Week

8:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. June 9-13, Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road. For children in 3K-fifth grade. Crafts, recreation, Bible study. Register at www.ingleside.org/summeratingleside. 478-477-7251. Free.

GENERAL CAMPS

4-H Summer Camp

July 14-18, Fortson 4-H Center, Hampton. For fourth-sixth graders. During this five-day, four-night camp, campers will experience environmental education through classes such as herpetology and pond ecology. Campers also will stay active zip lining, wall climbing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. In addition, campers will spend a day at White Water, Stone Mountain and the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Spaces are limited. Kelle Ashley, 751-6338 or ksashley@uga.edu. $290; financial assistance is available.

Box City Summer Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23-27 or July 7-11, Historic Macon. Ages 8-12. Historic Macon’s summer camp will introduce campers to urban design and historic preservation through interactive activities. Campers will plan, design and build their own city out of recycled boxes while learning about architecture styles and urban planning techniques. Snack provided. Must bring own sack-lunch and water. Deadline for registration: May 31. Nicole Kubas, 478-742-5084 or nkubas@historicmacon.org. $150.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia Summer Program

May 27-July 18. Summer programs focus on several key programs that help develop life skills, organized sports and time for free play. There is also reading, creative writing and math to aid participants in retention of academic skills. Club locations and contacts for information/registration: Carl D. Thomas Club, contact Harold Hatcher, 6022 Bloomfield Road, 478-788-0300; Murphy, Felton, Tindall Club, contact Sarah Miller, 841 Anthony Road, 478-330-7204; Warner Robins Club, contact Devorba Russell, 116 Wallace Drive, Warner Robins, 478-923-7488.

Bricks4Kidz Camps

9 am.-noon weekly, May 27-June 27 and July 7-25, First Christian Church, 100 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins; and 2-5 p.m. May 27-June 27 and July 7-25, Woodfield Academy, 4375 Rivoli Drive, Macon. Campers will discover, explore, invent and create using motorized and non-motorized models made from Lego bricks. Themes are Super Hero Academy, Mining and Crafting I, Mining and Crafting II, Angry Birdies – Bad Piglets, CHI Challenge and Stop Motion Animation Movie. All campers will receive a T-shirt and a personalized mini-figure or mini-build. Register at www.bricks4kidz.com/centralga. Cris Birmingham, 478-471-2593. $100-$175 per week.

Camp Eagle

May 27-July 25 (closed June 30-July 4), Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Road. Programs are available for preschoolers through adults. The following camps are being offered this year: Beginning Baseball Camp; Girls’ Basketball; Boys’ Basketball; New From Old: Recycled Art; Fastpitch Softball; Baseball; Beginners Explore with Dora and Diego; Books Alive; SAT Verbal Review; Things Girls Like; Caricature; The Spectacular SAT Math Review; Beginning Guitar; Basic Dog Training (Basic Owner Training); Build It, Blow It Up and Robotics; Pioneer Times; Disney Celebration; If You Take a Child to Camp Eagle ...; Soccer; The ACT Math Academy; Introductory to Martial Arts; Recycling/Rethinking; The ACT English/Writing Academy; Golf at Stratford; Youth Sports Camp; Music and Motion; Reading is a Snap; Introduction to Tennis; Epic! And Other Types of Fiction and Poetry Writing; Children’s Classic Authors; American Girl Doll Camp: A Southwestern Adventure; Lego Mania; Hip-Hop at Camp Eagle; Guitar II, The Next Chord; Baseball Hitting; Watercolor; The Magnificent Middle School Math Review; Beginners Posh Prince and Princess Camp; We’re Going Buggy; Volleyball Skills Camp; Eagles Soar Over Middle Georgia; Magic Treehouse Camp; Posh Prince and Princess Camp; The Amazing Algebra I Review; Summer Reading Camp; Sharks, Whales and Other Animals of the Sea; Art Imitates Fun; Specific Skills Course for Rising Fourth Graders; Chess; Study Skills B; Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes; Youth Cheerleading Camp; Programming with Scratch; Study Skills A; The Facts of Math; and Mini PreK Cheerleading Camp. Camps fill quickly, so register early to secure your reservation. Registration is available at www.stratford.org/campeagle. Childcare is available before, between and after camps through Stratford’s After School Assistance Program. Camp Eagle director Terry Sowell, 478-477-8073, extension 201, or terry.sowell@stratford.org.

Camp Pyramid at Olympia

10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays May 27-July 31, early drop off and late pickups are available, Olympia Family Fun Center, 5020 Mercer University Drive. Ages 5-14. Mary Neville, 478-474-8445. $50 registration; $45 weekly, includes lunch.

Camp Tattnall

May 20-Aug.1, Tattnall Square Academy, 111 Trojan Trail. For rising kindergarten-eighth grade students. The following camps are being offered this year: Future Stars Basketball Camp; Tattnall Baseball Camp; Discovering the Ocean’s Treasures; TSA FUNdamental Football Camp; Dino Mania; Tattnall Softball Camp; Kitchen Kids; Oh the Places You’ll Go – Summer with Seuss; Tattnall Summer Phonics; and Art with Ms. Julie. Register at www.tattnall.org.

Camp Westfield

The Westfield School, 2005 U.S. 41 South, Perry. For children pre-K and older. Camp Westfield offers a variety of weekly summer camps including art, academics and sports. 478-987-0547, extension 223. www.westfieldschool.org.

Eagle Springs Children’s Center Camps

6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 27-July 30, 106 Waterland Way, Centerville. For children up to 12 years old. We have a pool on site and participate in local field trips. We offer swimming lessons as well as free swim on a daily basis. eaglespringschildrenscenter.com. 478-953-5003. $50 registration; $130 a week, includes breakfast, lunch and snack.

First Presbyterian Day School Summer Camps

June 2- Aug. 7, First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive. Ages pre-K-12th grade. The following camps are being offered this year: Games Galore; Cursive and Math Facts in the Black Lagoon; Come Get Down and Dirty; Read Write Camp; Motion in the Ocean; Sensory Safari; Origami, Mount Fuji, Kanji, Kamishibai and Sushi; Tablet Techies; Keyboarding Boot Camp; Girls Basketball Camp; Boys Basketball Camp; Basketball Skills and Drills; Viking Soccer Camp; Baseball Camp; Softball Camp; Wrestling Camp; Cross Country Camp; Volleyball Basics; Rising Stars Tennis Camp; Future Stars Tennis Camp; Mini-Cheerleading Camp; Clay Camp for Middle School Girls; Clay Camp for Middle School Boys and Girls; It’s About Time; Girls Rule Art Camp; Boys Only Art Camp; Van Gogh GO GO GO; American Idol-in-Training Camp; Acting in Action Theater Camp; Mini-Dance Camp; Hip-Hop Dance Camp; Little Miss Camp: Lessons in Courtesy, Hosting and Etiquette; American Girl Doll Camp; and Boys Rock. Viking Day Care for Campers is also available. Registration is available at www.fpdmacon.org. Cindy Martin, 912-635-6505.

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Summer Camp

June 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 15-27; June 29-July 2 and July 6-11, Camp Martha Johnston, Lizella. For girls in second-12th grades. Camp programs: Color My World, Introduction to Horses, Splish Splash, Duct Tape Engineering, Animal Lovers and more. Kim Leslie at kleslie@gshg.org or 478-254-9203. Day camp: $75-$125. Resident camp: $180-$375.

Girl Talk’s Project Inside Out

10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21-25, Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Road. For rising sixth-eighth grade girls. Girl Talk is a national non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program for middle school girls. Be inspired through our impact sessions, community service projects, high school girl mentors and key messages from community leaders. Space is limited to 75 girls so register early. www.girltalk.campbrainregistration.com. campcoordinator@mygirltalk.org. www.mygirltalk.org. $295, includes T-shirt and lunches.

Macon Bibb County Parks and Rec Summer Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2-July 11. Early drop-off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (6 p.m.) available at no additional cost. Ages 6-15. Registration begins 9 a.m.-noon April 26, United Building, Central City Park. Any parent who registers a child that day and pays in full will receive one week free. Registration runs through the month of May and closes once a site is full. $30 a week, includes all materials, daily lunch (and breakfast for those who participate in early drop off), weekly swimming, local and regional outreach programs and some field trips. In addition, we have four different camps. General Summer Camp has a science and arts focus, and includes athletics, arts and crafts, hands-on learning, field day, etc.; located at Bloomfield, East Macon Park, Frank Johnson and North Macon Park. Basketball Camp: a six-week basketball intensive training camp held at Rosa Jackson and Memorial Park. Sports Camp: children will experience several different sports and receive hands-on training in football, baseball, soccer, kickball, boxing, tennis, etc.; located at Freedom Park. Outdoor Camp will be the same as general summer camp; however, it is located at Lake Tobesofkee so it will have more of an outdoor spin on the activities. Ellen Banas, 478-751-7694.

Mini-Zoo MAS: Zoo Crew in Training

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 8:30 a.m. drop-off and 5:15 p.m. pick-up for additional charge, July 21-25, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For those who have finished fourth-fifth grades. It’s all about animals. Go behind the scenes in the Mini-Zoo to learn all about the museum’s 60-70 small critters. Meet every day with the museum’s live animal curator to explore the care and feeding of everything from hissing cockroaches to birds and reptiles. Registration begins April 15 online, by phone or in person. www.MASmacon.org. 478-477-3232. $165 museum members, $185 non-members.

Motivating Youth Summer Camp

9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Aug. 1, 905 Main St. or 600 Eisenhower Parkway. Ages 5-12. Weekly programs include tutoring in reading, writing, language arts, arts and crafts, and sports and recreation. State license with Certified Teachers. Registration is open. Roger Jackson, 478-320-4756 or motivatingyouth@yahoo.com. $83.

Mount de Sales Academy S.P.L.A.S.H. Camp

June 16-20 and 23-27, Mount de Sales Academy, 851 Orange St. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. For rising first-eighth graders. Our all-day camp offers a fun educational experience. Whether it’s performing a new science experiment, improving your archery skills or creating an original piece of art, our course offerings will provide you with a big splash of educational knowledge and fun. Register and view our camp brochure at www.mountdesales.net. Melanie Bentley, 478-751-3240, extension 159, or mbentley@mountdesales.net.

Nature Explorers

9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7-11, each class will begin and end at Mercer University. For rising third graders. Join Georgia’s outdoor classroom. Enjoy learning about the environment through hands-on activities and field trips. Students will learn more about native cultures, plants and animals, as well the importance of improving the quality of life in our community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification. Sponsored by Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission and Bibb County Extension. Deadline for registration: June 6. 478-330-7054. $125, scholarships may be available.

Precious Ones Summer Day Camp

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays, May 27-Aug. 1, 4706 Raley Road. Before and after care available. Ages 5-12. Enjoy the great outdoors in a traditional day camp experience. Open House: 2:30-5 p.m. April 6 and 27. No registration deadline. Ms. Jazzy, 478-397-7438. preciousonesdc@live.com. www.preciousonesdc.webs.com. Registration fee: $50 per family, $10 off if registered by May 1; camp fees: $110 per week per child; family discounts available.

Proud 2B Polite

4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Simply Self Storage Office Complex, Conference Room 1, 4500 Billy Williamson Drive. Ages 6-12. Etiquette and Social Skills Program. Students must register and pay at least two days before class starts. JoAnn Wilder, 478-461-6870 or joann@proud2bpolite.com. www.Proud2BPolite.com. Registration fee and four classes: $60.

St. Joseph’s Catholic School Summer Knights Camp

7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday June 9-July 18 (closed July 4), St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 905 High St. For rising kindergarten-sixth grade students. The following camps are being offered this year: Wild Wild West; Crazy Messy Fun Week; Delectable Delights; Holiday Extravaganza; Mad Science; and Survivor! Outwit, Outplay, Outlast! Registration now open. Register early as spaces fill up quickly. www.saintjo.com/summercamp.html. Summer camp director Lucinda Simpson, 478-742-0636 or Lucinda.simpson@sjsmacon.org. $30 registration fee, includes a camp T-shirt to be worn on field trips; $115 per week, includes all field trips.

Summer Children’s Workshops

10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25, Ocmulgee National Monument, Visitor Center, 1207 Emery Highway. Ages 6-12. Children will take a one-mile hike to see the mounds, learn about Southeast Indians and get to participate in making Native American crafts and playing games. Children should bring lunch and beverage each day. Registration is required; space is limited. Call 478-752-8257, extension 219, to register. www.nps.gov/ocmu. Free.

Technology Arts Summer Camp

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2-July 25, The Kendrick Academy, Fort Valley. Ages 3-13. Kids will learn about dance, drama, performing arts, math/reading enrichment, robotics, rockets, engineering and aviation. Featuring actress Karan Kendrick as an acting instructor. Sponsored by the Kendrick Academy and Robot Kids Club. 478-397-2687. Kendrickacademy.com. Robotkidsclub.com. $75 per week or $400 entire camp.

Tubman Heritage Day Camps

Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. The theme this summer is “Your Story, My Story,” in which campers will explore the courage of Harriet Tubman, the sacrifice of Sgt. Rodney Davis, the creativity of various visionary artists and the brilliance of black inventors as inspirations to become creative change agents of their communities and ultimately the world. Tubman Heritage Camp Sampler: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 25-27. Ages 6-8. Campers will design and create, sing and dance, and enjoy three days of engaging, hands-on, fun and educational activities. Each day will begin with a team-building activity and the reading of a book that teaches a moral lesson, followed by an art project inspired by the story. The campers will tell their own stories through their artwork and character portrayals. $80 non-members, $70 members. Tubman Heritage Camp: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 7-11. Ages 8-12. A week of educational, engaging and fun-filled activities for children to participate in various visual and performing art activities and to learn in a museum setting and beyond. Campers will enjoy character- and team-building exercises, art projects, reading and creative writing workshops, math and science experiments and physical fitness exercises. There are off-site trips around downtown Macon as well as a visit to Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson. $150 non-members, $125 members. Registration deadline for both camp sessions is May 31. Financial assistance is available upon request. Tonya Parker, director of education, 478-743-8544 or tparker@tubmanmusem.com.

Wesleyan College Summer Camps

June 2-July 31, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Ages 5-18. The following camps are being offered this year: SPECTACLES Math and Science Resident Camp for middle school girls; Center for the Arts Academy Summer Intensive Resident Camp; Craig Jones Tennis Resident Camp; Summer Riding Program; Advanced Rider Camp; Soccer Day Camp; Volleyball 2-Day Camps, including Attacking Academy, Setting Academy and First Contact/Ball Control Academy; Volleyball 1- Day Clinics, including Tryout Prep Setting and Digging Camp, Tryout Prep Hitting and Passing Camp and Tryout Prep Serving and First Contact Camp; Softball Day Camp; LEAP CAMP 2014; Kid’s College; and Cheerleading Camp. Visit www.weselyancollege.edu/camp for full descriptions and pay online options.

SCIENCE CAMPS

MAS Discovery Camp I

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 8:30 a.m. drop-off and 5:15 p.m. pick-up for additional charge, June 23-27, July 7-11, 14-18 and 21-25, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For those who have finished kindergarten-finished first grade. Younger campers explore the new world of the freshly renovated Discovery House, the museum’s summer exhibit “Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists,” model ships from the museum’s collection, live animal shows, planetarium shows and outdoor education plus art projects, games and much more. Registration begins April 15 online, by phone or in person. www.MASmacon.org. 478-477-3232. $155 museum members, $175 non-members.

MAS Discovery Camp II

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 8:30 a.m. drop-off and 5:15 p.m. pick-up for additional charge, June 23-27, July 28-30, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For those who have finished second-third grades. Sailing ships, spaceships, arts, animals and stars are all part of the fun for second and third graders as they explore the newly renovated Discovery House, summer exhibits about black holes, ships and art, and visit the planetarium, the mini-zoo, and the Sweetgum Trail. Registration begins April 15 online, by phone or in person. www.MASmacon.org. 478-477-3232. June 23-27: $155 museum members, $175 non-members; July 28-30: $90 members, $110 non-members.

Robot College

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 2-27, Mercer University. Ages 8-13. Students will learn about rockets, robots, aviation, engineering and social skills. Registration ends May 24. Sponsored by Robot Kids Club. 478-397-2687. www.robotkidsclub.com. $350; flexible payment options are available.

Starbase Robins

Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Programs for rising sixth-eighth graders. Robotics Academy: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9-13. Robotics students will discover the challenges of engineering and programming robots using the Lego NXT robotic sets. They will be able to interact with various types of robots. Investigative Science Academy: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23-27. The Investigative Science Academy allows students to explore and use hands-on interactive labs to bring to life the science and careers involved in investigative science. www.starbaserobins.org. 478-926-1769. $160 per camp.

Starship MAS: Take Off to Space!

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 8:30 a.m. drop-off and 5:15 p.m. pick-up for additional charge, July 7-11, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For those who have finished fourth-fifth grades. Travel to the outer edges of the galaxy in the Mark Smith Planetarium. Explore and learn about the planets of the solar system and the depths of black holes in space with the museum’s planetarium director/science curator. Build and launch a rocket. Experiment with space-inspired art. Registration begins April 15 online, by phone or in person. www.MASmacon.org. 478-477-3232. $165 museum members, $185 non-members.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS

Camp Little Shot

May 24-29, Rock Eagle 4-H Camp, Eatonton. A camp for children living with diabetes. Activities such as swimming, hiking, arts and crafts and making new friends. We will have education by our medical staff to help the children learn how to continue a healthy life with diabetes. We have a medical staff consisting of doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and dietitian. Deadline to register: May 16. www.camplittleshot.com. Free.

Camp Woodfield

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 16-20 and 23-27, July 14-18 and 21-25, Woodfield Academy4375 Rivoli Drive. For children with learning differences. The camp will teach skills in reading, math and social interaction. Activities include reading and math enrichment, board games, arts and crafts, music and more. Themes are Science is Awesome, Superheroes, Inventors Workshop and Wacky Sports. Registration deadline: May 16. 478-477-9844. www.woodfieldacademy.org.

Kids in Pink Summer Day Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, June 16-20, Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road. Ages 4-18. Sponsored by United in Pink Inc. The 2014 Kids in Pink will provide an opportunity for local children affected by a family member’s breast cancer diagnosis to share their feelings and experiences in a safe, supportive environment while encouraging their interest in reading and written expression as a means of processing negative emotions. The camp incorporates bibliotherapy (using books to address emotional/behavioral issues) and other techniques including art therapy, play therapy, group therapy, etc., to address topics such as understanding cancer, coping skills, feelings, friendships, change, health and nutrition, quiet time and love. Deadline for registration: June 1. Download forms from www.unitedinpink.org or forms can be mailed by request. Laura Paxton, info@unitedinpink.org or 478-254-5247. Free; only open to breast cancer survivors’ children or grandchildren.

SPORTS CAMPS

Calling all Youth Camp Programs

Offered between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning May 27, John Drew Smith Tennis Center, 3280 North Ingle Place. Ages 5-12. John Drew Smith Tennis Center offers tennis field trips for campers with supervised tennis instruction. 478-474-5075. www.macontennisconnect.org. One-hour sessions: $4.50 per child; $6.50 per child if we provide transportation (minimum of 12).

Healy Point Half-Day Golf Camp

9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, June 2-5, July 14-17, Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. Ages 6-16. Deadline for registration: noon Friday prior to each camp. Todd Parham, head golf professional, 478-743-1495, extension 7216, or tparham@canongategolf.com. $165 members, $200 non-members.

Healy Point Half-Day Tennis Camp

9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-20 and 23-27, July 7-11, 14-18 and 21-24 (this camp will only be four days; pricing will be adjusted accordingly), Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. Ages 5-12. Camp includes 2.5 hours of tennis instruction daily. Children take breaks in the shaded pool pavilion every 30-45 minutes. Instruction utilizes equipment (courts, racquets and balls) that varies according to the age and skill level of the participants. Campers swim before lunch, which is served at the Healy Point Pool Pavilion. Campers return to the courts after lunch to put into play the skills they learned that morning. Camp concludes at noon each Friday with a tournament and/or skills demonstration; parents are invited to attend. Deadline for registration: noon Friday prior to each camp. Bonnie E. Smith, director of tennis, 478-746-2394 or bsmith@canongategolf.com. $140 members, $165 non-members.

Healy Point Full-Day Tennis Camp

9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16-20 and 23-27, July 7-11 and 14-18, Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. Ages 6-12. Camp includes 3.5 hours of tennis instruction daily. Children take breaks in the shaded pool pavilion every 30-45 minutes. Instruction utilizes equipment (courts, racquets and balls) that varies according to the age and skill level of the participants. Campers swim before lunch, which is served at the Healy Point Pool Pavilion. Campers return to the courts after lunch to put into play the skills they learned that morning. Camp includes a tournament at noon each Friday; parents are invited to attend. In the afternoons, we watch movies indoors in the air conditioning, followed by a snack, before returning to the courts for another hour of fun tennis games. We conclude the day in the pool to cool off. Deadline for registration: noon Friday prior to each camp. Bonnie E. Smith, director of tennis, 478-746-2394 or bsmith@canongategolf.com. $225 members, $250 non-members.

Healy Point Tennis and Golf Combo Full Day Camp

9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-27, Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. Ages 6-14. Camp includes 2.5 hours of tennis instruction and 1.5 hours of golf instruction daily. Tennis instruction utilizes equipment (courts, racquets and balls) that varies according to the age and skill level of the participants. Campers swim before lunch, which is served at the Healy Point Pool Pavilion. Campers return to the courts after lunch to put into play the skills they learned that morning. Camp includes a tournament at noon each Friday; parents are invited to attend. In the afternoons, we watch movies indoors in the air conditioning, followed by a snack, before going to the golf course for the afternoon. We conclude the day in the pool to cool off. Deadline for registration: noon Friday prior to each camp. Bonnie E. Smith, director of tennis, 478-746-2394 or bsmith@canongategolf.com. $250 members, $275 non-members.

John Drew Smith Tennis Camp

9am-noon or 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Aug. 1, John Drew Smith Tennis Center, 3280 North Ingle Place. Ages 5-12. Learn how to play tennis in a fun, low-competitive atmosphere. Deadline to register is one week prior to start date each week. 478-474-5075. www.MaconTennisConnect.org. $20 registration fee; half day: $85; full day: $145.

Middle Georgia Youth Ballet Evening Classes

Sessions are July 7-31 and Aug. 4-15, two nights per week. Ages 12 and older. Classes will include ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, stretch, partnering and variations. Students must be currently enrolled in three dance classes per week. Laura Lengel, 478-737-8591.

Mount de Sales Football Future Cavalier Camp

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21-24, Cavalier Fields, 4659 Cavalier Drive. Ages 6-12. Deadline for registration: July 1. Keith Hatcher, 270-293-0565. $110; lunch can be provided at an additional cost.

Mount de Sales Sports Camps

Mount de Sales Academy’s sports camps include cheerleading, football, basketball, soccer, softball, wrestling and volleyball. Personal fitness and love of the game anchor each of these camps. View our camp brochure including dates and registration information online at www.mountdesales.net. Iain Jones, 478-751-3240, extension 194, or ijones@mountdesales.net.

Pleasant Oaks Equestrian Center Summer Camp

June 2-6 and 16-20, July 7-11, Pleasant Oaks Equestrian Center, Byron. The horse camp offers daily horse riding instruction, horse care and daily arts and crafts activities. 478-320-0954 or jennifer@pleasantoaksequestrian.com.

Sportz Quest Summer Classes and Skill Development Camps

June 2-July 31, Sportz Quest, 2954 Riverside Drive. Ages range from toddlers to teenagers. Activities at the children’s gym 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.

Swim Macon

5097 Northside Drive. Swim lessons: four two-week group sessions begin June 2; morning and evening classes available. Registration is 10 a.m.-noon April 12 and 19, May 3 and 10. $25 registration to hold spot, $95 first child, $85 additional child in same session. Private lessons: $20 for 30 minutes, call to schedule. Pre-competitive group: four-week sessions are Monday-Thursday beginning June 2 and July 7; $125. Summer league: begins June 2; $200. Office hours: 3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 478-474-9689, www.swimmacon.com or swimmacon1@yahoo.com.

Tim Lester Football Camp

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 24-25, Hephzibah Children’s Home, 6601 Zebulon Road. 7 p.m. June 23: Parents and camper night; Tim Lester will share his story and sign autographs. Ages 5-18. Offensive drills, defensive drills, speed and agility and life skills. Karl Gant, camp director, 478-477-3383, extension 167. $30.

Travis Jones Football Fundamentals Youth Camp

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27-28, Ed DeFore Sports Complex, Westside High School. Ages 7-15. Non-contact fundamentals camp. Limited to first 200 kids. Register at www.thetravisjonesfootballcamp.com. 478-737-0408. Free.

Wesleyan College Soccer Camp

9 a.m.-noon June 16-20, Wesleyan College. Ages 5-15. The Wesleyan College Soccer Camp will focus on technical aspects of the game in a small environment. Bring a water bottle, snack, sunscreen, a ball and shin guards. Ciaran Traquair, 706-386-1776 or ctraquair@wesleyancollege.edu. $110.

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