9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 8–12, 15–19 and 22–26, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 753 College St. For ages 5-9 and 10-13. Camps explore the arts through intense, active learning. Students are able to discover and enhance their artistic abilities through day and residential camps, professional performances, demonstrations, lectures and exhibits. $125. Register by calling (478) 757-5174 or visiting www.midsummermacon.org
Joshua House Summer Enrichment Camp
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7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; camp starts June 1 and will continue for six weeks. The goals of this summer camp include increasing the pass rate of students on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests; Georgia High School Graduation Tests; End of Course Tests; and the Georgia Writing Test; and increasing academic achievement in reading, math, social studies, science and technology, study skills, character building and test preparation. The camp was developed and designed by certified reading and math specialists and is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards and the new CORE standards. The specialist will individually assess the academic needs of each student and plan instruction that will specifically address their academic difficulties. Campers also will participate in Student Choice Boards and enrichment. Camp director is Nancy Fordé, kindergarten through fifth literacy specialist. For campers ages 5-13. Registration starts Tuesday. For more information, contact Pastor H. Larry Eason or Patricia Walker at (478) 743-5616 or visit www.greaterlittlerock.org. $85 a week, includes breakfast, snacks, lunch and key assessments. For a small additional cost, campers will participate in theme-related field trips.
College for Kids Enrichment Program
9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., June 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, Mercer University. Writing, math and science. For first-eighth grades. Office hours: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Call 301-2441 for more information. $175 per session.
Sylvan Learning Centers Summer Academic Camps
4-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday, June 7-July 23. For kindergarten-12th grades. Camps for reading, math and language arts are either 10 hours or 16 hours and can be scheduled by contacting Macon Sylvan at (478) 474-1725 or Warner Robins Sylvan at (478) 953-3178. Open registration throughout camp dates. $295 per 10-hour camp or $450 per 16-hour camp.
Mercer Computer Science
Accepting applications until all 20 seats (per camp) are filled. Call Felicia Devero at 301-2823 or e-mail devero_fl//camps.cs.mercer.edu. $225 each camp, includes lunch and T-shirt. Limited number of need-based scholarships available.
— IPhone and Android Application Development Camp: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 7-11. For students who will be in high school in the fall.
— Interactive Art with Programming for Girls Only: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 7-11. For female students who will be in middle school in the fall.
— IPhone and Android Application Development Camp: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 21-25. For students who will be in middle school in the fall.
— Lego MindStorm Robots and Virtual Reality Camp: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 21-25. For students who will be in high school in the fall.
— Lego MindStorm Robots and Virtual Reality Camp: 8:30a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 12-16. For students who will be in middle school in the fall.
Summer Kids University
9 a.m.-3 p.m. (before-care will begin at 7 a.m. and after-care will continue until 6 p.m. at an additional cost), weekdays June 1-July 16, Fort Valley State University Warner Robins center. Basketball, tennis, wrestling, math, science, Spanish, computing, art and drama courses. New courses include robotics, speech and debate, college skills and princess and gentleman’s academies. Designed to help students in kindergarten-12th grade develop athletic, academic and social skills throughout the summer. Students and their parents can choose up to four classes from a changing lineup each week. There will be a mandatory parent orientation 10 a.m. May 22 at the Warner Robins center. The camp is held at the Osigian Boulevard location. For more information, visit www.fvsu.edu/summerkidsuniversity. $99 per week.
Viking Read-Write Workshop
9 a.m.-noon, July 12-16, First Presbyterian Day School’s high school building, 5671 Calvin Drive. The “Read-Write” workshop uses the Linda Mood-Bell approach to strengthen reading comprehension and language expression skills through developing imagery and visualization. Students will learn speed reading skills and note-taking skills and will work on vocabulary. They will learn three major writing styles: creative narrative, persuasive essay (SAT), and expository. Hosted by FPD school counselor Susan Causey, M.ED, LPC, for rising fifth-eighth graders. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be printed from www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $215.
SPECTACLES Math and Science Resident Camps
Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Offers activities designed to encourage middle school girls to see science and math in new ways. Camps include field trips, experiments and projects using the college’s new state-of-the-art science laboratories and computer facilities. Also included are conversations with women who have discovered exciting careers in science- and math-related fields. 757-5234. $625 each week, includes housing on the Wesleyan College campus, three meals a day, classes, experiments and field trips.
— Spectacles I: July 11-17, designed for rising sixth- and seventh-grade girls.
— Spectacles II: July 18-24, designed for rising eighth- and ninth-grade girls.
Georgia College & State University Science Camp and Science Camp Jr.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Lake Laurel Cabin at Georgia College (unless otherwise noted). Georgia College & State University’s ninth annual all-science academic camp. Each week of science at Lake Laurel Biological Field Station will feature hands-on and outdoor activities presented by camp counselors, Georgia College faculty, area scientists and local community members. In addition, campers will be assisted by some of the finest undergraduate students at Georgia College. Swim time will be included each Thursday. Campers will study biology, chemistry, physics, space, and the environment. Online registration deadline: May 21. Applications and camp fees deadline: May 28. Sponsored by Georgia College & State University Science Education Center & Georgia College & State University Academic Outreach. For more information, questions or concerns, e-mail Patti Veal or Dr. Rosalie Richards at science//chemphys.gcsu.edu/~science. $50 per camper; students must bring daily lunch and snacks will be provided.
— Science Camp: June 14-18. For students entering grades 6-9.
— Science Camp Jr.: July 6-9. For students entering grades 3-5.
— Science Camp Jr.: July 19-23. For students entering grades 3-5 (repeat camp).
Youth Art Camp
Wesley United Methodist Church, 4256 Hartley Bridge Road. For ages 12-17. Call Olette Holmes at 788-5507. $100 for each session plus $50 supply fee (includes lunch). Paid supply fee with youth’s information will be your registration.
— Session I: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24-28. Aspiring artists learn an in-depth introduction to drawing, shading and depth perception. Registration deadline: May 10.
— Session II: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 21-25. In-depth introduction of basic skills for “free-hand” pottery with natural clay. Registration deadline: June 7.
— Session III: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19-23. Fundamentals of sculpting with natural clay. Registration deadline: July 5.
“Jack and the Giant the Musical” Summer Camp for Children
8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. May 31-June 4, June 7-11, The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Limited to the first 35 approved applicants. Camp will culminate with the production of “Jack and the Giant” on June 11-12. Sponsored and operated by The Backlot Players Inc. for rising third-seventh graders. E-mail Marion McDougal or Stan Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (478) 994-0443 and leave a message. $100 per child ($85 for each additional child from the same family).
Macon Little Theatre’s Summer Camp
Registration forms are available at Macon Little Theatre and The Academy of the Performing Arts.
— “Arabian Nights” mini-camp: 9:30 a.m.-noon, May 31-June 4. Free performance for parents and guests 7 p.m. June 4. For ages 4-8 (must be 4 by June 1). $100.
— “Aladdin the Musical” main camp: 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 7-11 and 14-18. Performances June 18-20. Mandatory parent’s meeting: June 5. Auditions for principal roles are 3-5 p.m. May 1. Bring sheet music/be prepared to sing 16 bars. You must be a registered camper to audition. It is not a requirement that campers attend this audition for principal characters; every camper will have a role. For ages 9-18 (must be 9 by June 1). $150.
Kid University — Macon
May 31–July 23, Georgia College & State University, 443 Cherry St. For ages 7-10. An eight-week summer camp that has a different arts focus every week. Classroom instruction, field trips and special visits by the area’s best and brightest artists. Call for prices. To register, call, (478) 445-5277, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://continuingeducation.gcsu.edu.
Townsend School of Music Camps
McCorkle Music Building, 1329 Adams St., Mercer University. music.mercer.edu.
— Artistry of Solo and Collaborative Piano Camp: June 2-5. Open to high school students interested in piano solo performance and accompanying careers. Private piano lessons and master classes; collaborative piano experience with vocalists and instrumentalists; music history, theory and musicianship classes; faculty artist recitals; and student concert performances. Deadline to apply: May 15. For more information, call 301-2748. $350, includes on-campus housing and meals.
— Band and Orchestra Camp: 10 a.m.-noon June 20-26, final concert on June 26, Neva Langley Fickling Recital Hall. Open to strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion performers with band or orchestra director, or private instructor recommendation. For middle and high school students with a desire to grow as well-rounded musicians. Private instrumental lessons; master classes on all instruments; two concert performances. For grades 9-12. Deadline to apply and pay $100 deposit: May 3. For more information, call 301-2748. $350 includes on-campus housing and meals.
— The Robert McDuffie & Friends Festival for Strings: Sept. 2-6. The festival is an exceptional opportunity for outstanding high school string musicians to study with an elite group of concert artists in a strings immersion workshop. This intense music festival is limited to high school juniors and seniors and is designed for those string musicians who have demonstrated exceptional talent and skill. Only eight violinists, four cellists and four violists will be selected. All students accepted to the festival will receive a full scholarship, covering tuition, housing and meals. Deadline to apply: May 18. For more information, call 301-2748.
Center for the Arts Academy Summer Intensive
June 6-12, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. One-week resident immersion program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The program is designed specifically for high school students to study, create and perform in studio art, music or theater. Course offerings include organ, piano, voice, acting, printmaking, stone sculpture, pottery wheel throwing, bookmaking, music appreciation, choral ensemble, and more. For more information, call Lisa Sloben at 757-5171. $500 residential student; $400 commuter student.
Theatre Summer Camp
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by GLOW Theatrical Productions (Theatre for the Youth of Middle Georgia). Ages 8-16. Registration begins May 1. 30 student maximum per session. Call Darrell Palmer at (478) 731-2529. $400 ($100 per week).
— Session 1: June 1-25. “The Jungle Book.”
— Session 2: July 5-30. “Hooray for Hollywood.”
Allied Arts Summer Camps for Youth and Adult Art Classes
All camps take place at the Allen’s Market Building, 101 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Call Allied Arts at (478) 452-3950 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to register for a camp or class. Visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com.
— Watercolor Painting with Berry Smith: 9 a.m.-noon June 7-11. This summer art camp focuses on painting with watercolor and the various techniques used in creating great works of art. Some drawing also will be taught. For ages 8-12. $65.
— Tiny ACT with Ruby Werts: June 14-18. Children will have the opportunity to experience acting, moving, singing, dancing and playing instruments. This camp will expose young children to fun and games, using ribbon sticks, scarves, costumes, musical instruments and lots of movement games. Session I: 10:30 a.m.-noon, for ages 3-4. $20; Session II: 1:30-3:30 p.m. For ages 5-6. $20.
— Cartooning with Tim Oliphant: 9-11:30 a.m. June 21-25. This camp is designed to encourage children to be creative, not only in drawing humorous illustrations, but to think as well. The students create their own cartoons (this is not drawing already famous characters.) Oliphant has done daily comic strips, editorial cartoons, humorous illustrations for advertising agencies and magazines. Supplies are included in the registration fee. For ages 6-9. $70.
— Humorous Illustrations with Tim Oliphant: 1-3:30 p.m. June 21-25. During this camp, students will learn the professional techniques used in creating cartoons and humorous illustrations. Using basic drawing fundamentals as well as color blending and composition, students learn how to come up with gag cartoon ideas and various pen techniques. For ages 10 and up. $70.
— Drawing with Pam Daresta: 9 a.m.-noon June 28-July 2. Children’s drawing for those who love to draw with pencils, charcoal, chalks in color and black on white, we will draw creatures from our imagination, insects larger than life, and some of nature’s beauty found outside the studio door. For ages 6-9. $75.
— Printmaking with Pam Daresta: 1-3:30 p.m. June 28-July 2. Printmaking for students will turn favorite drawing subjects into intaglio, relief and mono printing works of art. Each process uses different materials and produces varied image qualities. All materials will be nontoxic and water based. Supplies will be provided. For ages 10 and up. $75.
— Theatre Sampler with Ruby Werts: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 12-16. A week of theater games, improvisations and humorous skits under the direction of Ruby Werts. Students will learn theater skills and skits, monologues and theater games and develop them into a full scale production. This camp will conclude with a staged production on July 16. For ages 6 and up. $65; students should bring a sack lunch.
— Digital Photography sponsored by Allied Arts and Digital Bridges: July 19-23. Macon artist Rudy Mendes returns this summer for this beginning digital photography class. Students will learn how to make great pictures, learn art fundamentals including color, composition, and design principals. Digital Bridges will provide software and computers to manipulate, edit and print campers’ best images. Camp includes supervised photo shoots around downtown Milledgeville and an end-of-camp slide presentation and student exhibition. All equipment and supplies provided. Session I: 9 a.m.-noon. For ages 6-9. $65; Session II: 1-3:30 p.m. For ages 10 and up. $65.
— Adult Landscape Watercolor Workshop with Berry Smith: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 8. Join watercolor artist Berry Smith as he leads you through a landscape painting. Learn basic composition, color and watercolor techniques used in creating a painting. Smith will explain and demonstrate different techniques used to paint realistic looking scenes. This class is designed for any skill level and Smith will work with each student. Every student will finish a painting during the workshop. A supply list is available. $50.
— Adult Drawing Workshop with Tim Oliphant: 6-8 p.m. June 22 and 24. Oliphant has been a professional cartoonist since 1983, producing caricatures, daily comic strips, self-syndicated editorial cartoons and freelance humorous illustrations. His simple approach to teaching the fundamentals of drawing is based on just four basic shapes, perspective and line. $50.
— Adult Watercolor Landscape painting with Pam Daresta: 5:30-7 p.m. June 28-July 1. Adult Introductory Watercolor class will introduce landscape design techniques which will include drawing and painting. Will work on site at various locations around downtown Milledgeville. Students will use the rich architectural and historical backdrop of Milledgeville as inspiration for their landscape paintings. Beginners are welcome. $70.
Stageworks-Kidz Tech Theatre Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 1-July 9, The Douglass Theatre. Designed to educate, stimulate and inspire the minds of youth. It introduces them to the realities of being an onstage performer as well as a behind-the-scenes technician in the entertainment industry. The program also explains the roles of a producer, director, playwright, production manager, stage manager, road manager, lighting and sound designer. The program introduces scriptwriting and creative writing, directing, producing, acting, lighting and sound technology, music programming, set design and construction and more. At the end of the camp, the students will create their own production, including lighting, sound, acting and dance. The students will control the operation of this performance, which is open to the community. For ages 7-14. Call 742-2000. $50 per week.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 8–12, 15–19 and 22–26, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 753 College St. For ages 5-9 and 10-13. Camps explore the arts through intense, active learning. Students are able to discover and enhance their artistic abilities through day and residential camps, professional performances, demonstrations, lectures and exhibits. $125.
Otis Redding Singer/Songwriter Camp
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 21-25, Georgia Music Hall of Fame. During the program, campers ages 13-17 will participate in fundamentals of songwriting classes, lyric-writing exercises, instrumental accompaniment instruction, vocal workshop with Jan Smith, “Drumming for Success” workshop, Platinum Studio recording workshop, overview of Georgia singer/songwriters, including Otis Redding, performances and question-and-answer sessions with Georgia singer/songwriters. The Otis Redding Singer/Songwriter Camp is intended for students with varied musical knowledge. No previous experience musical experience is required; students at all levels are encouraged to attend. On June 25, students will perform at a 7 p.m. reception. To reserve a spot, e-mail Deitrah Taylor at email@example.com, visit www.georgiamusic.org or pick one up at the museum. $100, includes lunch daily.
Drama Summer Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June14-July 2, The Actor’s Workshop, Macon Mall. At the end of the three weeks, there will be a performance with all the kids in camp. For ages 8-17. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call camp director Sarah Goodwin at (818) 915-8288 for more information or to sign up. $100 per week.
KidsWeek Summer Camp
July 5-9, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. KidsWeek is presented by The Sumter Players of Americus and sponsored by The Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council, etc. Morning sessions (Monday-Thursday) will be basis acting and stagecraft with rehearsals of the play “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” in the afternoons. This camp will accommodate 50 students, rising second-sixth grades. Please call (478) 783-1884 for more information or visit www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com.
ART! Day Camps
Available in June and July at The Creative Alternative, 262 Riley Ave. For ages 3-6, 6-10 and 10-teen. Please call (478) 474-8457 and leave a contact phone number or e-mail address to receive more information. Brooks Dantzler, director.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (pre-camp and post-camp hours available), May 24-July 23, Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 957 Oglethorpe St. Unique Discovery Summer Camp journeys into the pillar of respect. Prayer, bible study, swimming, movies, bowling, academic remediation, computer exploration, and much more will be available for campers in a safe and Christian environment. For ages 6-15. For more information, call Velma at 745-0314 or Lucille at 788-3083 or e-mail email@example.com. $60 per week with a $15 registration fee. Space is limited.
Wonders of Creation Camp
June 21-25, 9 a.m.-noon, First Presbyterian Day School’s high school building, second floor, 5671 Calvin Drive. Students in grades 1-5 will wonder at God’s world through hands-on science exploration. Campers will be involved in nature study, biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science investigations. The camp will include a special visit from a surprise guest. The camp is co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church. Hosted by FPD assistant headmaster Barry Shealy, firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms can be printed from www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $95.
Central Fellowship Summer Camp
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for dates. Central Fellowship Baptist Church, 8460 Hawkinsville Road. For ages 3 years-ninth grade. For additional information, call Shanda Sprague at 788-6909. Registration fee: $40 per child if registered by May 1, $50 per child after May 1. $110 per week per child, $90 per week per child for second child from same family or $70 per week per child for third and subsequent children.
Trinity Woods Summer Day Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. (extended camp hours, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at no additional charge), May 24-July 30 (or until Aug. 6 if enough are interested), 1899 Tucker Road. Trinity Woods is an outdoor, Christian day camp featuring fort building, creek play, hiking, Bible time, sports and games, mud pit, archery, water play, arts and crafts, and team building. Open house days: drop in between 2-5 p.m. April 18 or May 2; wear comfortable clothes for a quick hike and meet our staff. Sponsored by the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity for children ages 5-13. No registration deadline but there has been a waiting list in the past. Visit www.trinitywoods.org for more information and registration forms or call Jeanne Haslam at (478) 474-8393. Family discounts available; registration fee: $40 for one child, $5 for additional children. Weekly camp fee: $110 for first child, $100 for second, $70 for all others/same family.
Ballin’ at the Vue Summer Camp
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 31-July 23, Greater Bellevue Baptist Church. Offers reading/language arts, math, dance and drums, swimming, weekly field trips and movies. Presented by David F. Stephens Ministries. For students entering kindergarten-ninth grades. To pre-register or for more information, call the church at (478) 746-2643. $25 registration fee, per child. $60 per child, weekly (family plan available), includes breakfast, lunch and a snack.
Camp Kaleo Summer Adventure Day Camp
May 31-July 30. Activities include praise and worship, adventure recreation games, mission study, fishing, nature study, canoeing, hiking, handcrafts, swimming and more. For boys and girls in first-eighth grades. Children may attend more than one week. For more information call 994-5333, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.campkaleo.org. $150, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. three meals and activities; $130, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. lunch and activities; $100, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. activities only, you provide sack lunch; $30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. drop in. Children may purchase a Summer Camp T-shirt for $10. A canteen account may be set up for Camp Store purchases (drinks, candy, craft kits, hats, etc.). Families with multiple children attending get a $10 discount per child.
Boys and Girls Club of Heartland — Byron Unit Summer Camp
June 1- July 23. Swimming, arts and crafts, field trips and softball. Registration under way. For more information, call (478) 956-1395.
LEAP CAMP 2010!
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Children may register for both sessions. LEAP 2010! is an educational enrichment program designed to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to have fun in a safe and nurturing environment. LEAP activities are designed to keep children interested and excited about enhancing their educational and leadership skills. Group activities, educational opportunities and cultural arts experiences are designed to actively engage children and increase their exposure to various aspects of leadership, education, arts and more. Participants will receive one hour of math and reading instruction each day. Specially designed curriculum utilizing the Georgia Performance Standards focuses on strengthening test-taking skills and will help children prepare for required competency exams next spring. A wide variety of group activities, field trips, and special guest speakers. For more information, call Rhonda Green-Barnes at (478) 757-3800. Free for Macon Housing Authority residents; $25 registration fee and $45 per week tuition for non-MHA youths.
— Session I: June 7-10.
— Session II: June 14-17.
National Fishing Month
8-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday during the month of June, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. The Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority invites organized groups of children (minimum of 10 per group) to fish in one of the Agricenter’s lakes that has been stocked with catfish and will be available on a reservation only basis. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Organized groups include Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, churches, schools, civic clubs, etc. Group sponsors/chaperones are to follow these guidelines: bring a group of at least 10 children, supervise and assist the group, and provide all fishing gear and bait. Rest room facilities and picnic tables are located near the lake. Fishing is open to children only up to 16 years of age. The Agricenter encourages groups to practice “catch and release” so that others may have an enjoyable experience, too. However, each child is permitted to take home up to four fish. Call Teresa Hawk, special programs director, at (478) 988-6483 or (800) 987-3247, extension 483, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your group’s fishing trip.
Motivating Youth Foundation Inc.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-July 30, Family Investment Center, 905 Main St. Educational and tutorial in reading, writing, math, simply phonics program and recreation activities. For ages 5-12. Call Roger Jackson at (478) 320-4756. $85 per week.
St. Joseph’s Catholic School Summer Camp
7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 7-July 16. Weekly themes include music, theater, science, physical fitness, cooking and art. E-mail Debra Harrison at Harrison@saintjo.com or call (478) 742-0636 to register. $100 per week.
Teen Scene Youth Center’s Summer Camp: “Expressin’ Your Swag”
June 7-July 16, Teen Scene Youth Center, 129 First St. The camp will teach children how to express themselves positively through music, poetry, creative writing, debating, the media and dance. Students will take field trips and record a music CD with a professional record producer. Ages 10-19. Register through Friday; limited slots available. Registration packet may be obtained at the center. (478) 751-4009 or (478) 751-3394. $40 for one child; $75 for two children; $115 for three children.
Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department Summer Day Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 7-July 23. Registration starts May 1; limited spaces. The camp is a supervised program that includes arts and crafts, sports and athletic activities, speakers, an educational component, field trips, swimming, cultural arts and a multitude of fun, sociable events for the youth. For ages 6-15. Call the center nearest you for more information: Bloomfield Park, (478) 781-6000; East Macon Park, (478) 751-9274; Frank Johnson Park, (478) 751-9274; Freedom Park, (478) 751-9248; L.H. Williams, (478) 751-7036; Memorial Park, (478) 751-9210; North Macon Park, (478) 477-8526; and Rosa Jackson Park, (478) 751-9169. Cost is income based, but generally $30 per week per child. Additional services such as Power Hour and Extended are offered at all locations for minimal pay.
Sacred Heart Summer Institute Program
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 7-July 31, Sacred Heart Catholic School, 250 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Students in K4-eighth grade. Visits to area museums and the theater, water fun, bowling and more. Call the school office at (478) 923-9668. $100 per child per week and includes all field trips, lunches and snacks.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (8:30 a.m. drop-off and 5 p.m. pick-up available for an additional $30 per week). Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Every camp session includes a planetarium show, animal show and nature investigations. Campers must have finished kindergarten-first grade or finished second-fifth grades (two age groups). Advance registration is required at least five days prior to first day of the camp session. There is no registration on first day of camp. Three ways to register: Register and pay by phone, 477-3232 (early bird and general registration); register and pay online starting April 19 (general registration only); or mail in registration form with payment (general registration only). Register by April 18 and save $25 on your registration. Early registrations will only be accepted through phone reservations. General registration begins April 20. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Visit www.masmacon.com. $125 per week for members, $145 per week for non-members; $20 discount for second child registered.
— Kaleidoscope: June 7-11, 14-18 and 21-25. Weeklong session filled with art and science activities and shows. See the stars, planets and animals. Experience nature, science and art in new ways. For both age groups.
— Incredible Insects: July 12-16. A week filled with bugs, large and small. Get familiar with the oversized bugs in “The World of Giant Insects” exhibit and explore bugs found all around us. Through bug investigations and other buggy projects, we will get down to the nitty-gritty of bugs and their habitats. For both age groups.
— Young Inventors: July 19-23. Learn about the clever inventions in science and art and get your own ideas spinning. Stretch your mind and tune up your creativity for a week of hands-on fun using everyday objects. For both age groups.
— Art of the Story: July 26-30. Camp explores creative art and storytelling. Discover how stories come alive through colorful art and dramatic storytelling. For campers who have finished kindergarten-first grade.
— Art Speaks: July 26-30. Explore artists who have made an impact on the world through powerful installations, street art, sculptures and more. Work together to design and create your own “art with a message” using mixed media and environmental art. Challenge yourself to create public art that will inspire and move people. For campers who have finished second-fifth grades.
Museum of Aviation Summer Camps
9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Visit www.museumofaviation.org or call (478) 926-5558. Pre-registration required. $100 per person (multiple camp discounts available).
— Princess Adventure: June 14-18. Learn princess manners and etiquette, sort diamonds and jewels. For grades pre-K-kindergarten.
— Mad Scientists: June 14-18. Observe chemical reactions and make crazy concoctions during hands-on experiments. For first-second grades.
— Girls of America: June 14-18. Go on a journey with Kirsten on the prairie to San Francisco with Julie and a few stops in between. For third-fifth grades.
— Mission Quest Flight School: June 14-18 and July 12-16. Fly the F-15, C-17 and B-2 in a heart-pounding, real time environment. Learn real flight skills, navigation and flight planning. For sixth-12th grades.
— Fun in the Outback: June 21-25. Experience Australia and its culture. For first-second grades.
— Across America in 5 Days: June 21-25. A week of fun science and math activities for third-fifth grades.
— Air Traffic Control: June 21-25. Use realistic air traffic control software to control aircraft in and out of the busiest airport in the world. For sixth-12th grades.
— Let’s Go Camping: July 12-16. The class will pitch a tent and learn about camping. For grades pre-K-kindergarten.
— Under the Sea: July 12-16. Dive and explore the exciting world under the sea. For first-second grades.
— Cool Cosmos: July 12-16. NASA’s hands-on activities has you exploring the wonders in and out of our world. For third-fifth grades.
— L.A.S.T (Language, Art, Science and Technology): July 19-23. Discover the fun of art, science and technology through modern children’s literature. For first-second grades.
— Around the World: July 19-23. Study maps and navigate your way through the museum to find buried treasure. For third-fifth grades.
— Troop Camp: July 19-23. Students will learn about each branch of the military while supporting our troops at home and overseas. For sixth-12th grades.
STARBASE ROBINS Summer Academies
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Pre-registration required. $150 per academy.
— Robotics Academy: June 14-18. For sixth-eighth grades.
— Robotics Academy: June 21-25. For fourth-sixth grades.
— Engineering Academy: June 28-July 2. For sixth-eighth grades.
Summer Heritage Camp
Tubman Museum, 340 Walnut St. Camp features arts and crafts activities, character portrayals and creative writing. The children also take a tour of historic Macon sites including famous African-American neighborhoods, churches and cemeteries. The highlight of the camp is a trip to Atlanta for a Black Heritage tour of the city. The campers tour the King Center, Herndon Home, and the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, as well as the colleges of the Atlanta University System. Camp free for the first 100 children ages 7-12 who apply. The camp application can be found online at www.tubmanmuseum.com/educational/heritage-camps.da. In an effort to ensure that as many children as possible are exposed to this cultural opportunity, this camp is open to children who have not participated in the past. For more information about the Heritage Camps, e-mail email@example.com or call 743-8544 and ask for the Education Department.
— Session I: June 14-18.
— Session II: June 21-25.
“Stories and Legends and Tales — Oh My!”
8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28-July 2, July 19-23, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Campers will engage in classic stories, dive into unforgettable books, and create a few tales of their own. Additionally, campers will play games, do arts and crafts, and sing and dance. For kids entering kindergarten-sixth grades. 755-9539 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. $125 per child for non-members, $100 per child for members.
Camp Kaleo Boys Summer Camp
463 Old Zebulon Road, Forsyth. (478) 994-5333.
— Lads: June 10-12, 28-30; July 26-28. For boys in first-third. $102
— Crusaders: June 14-18, 21-25; July 5-9, 12-16, 19-23. For boys in fourth-sixth. $204.
— Younger Challengers: June 14-18, 21-25; July 5-9, 12-16, 19-23. For boys in seventh-eighth. $204.
— Older Challengers: June 21-25, backpacking; July 5-9, rock climbing; July 12-16 and 19-23, adventure camping. For boys in ninth-12th. $219 for backpacking; $234 for rock climbing; $234 for adventure camping.
The Westfield School, Perry. Variety of camps during June and July for children (rising kindergarten-12th grade) including art, fishing, baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, Spanish, language arts, American Girl fun, milk and macaroni manners, SAT preparation, sign language and more. Registration deadline: May 30. Call camp director Jeff Eubanks at (478) 987-0547 or visit www.westfieldschool.org. $65-125 per camp.
Ocmulgee National Monument Children’s Workshops
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Children ages 7-12 will learn about the history and culture of Ocmulgee National Monument, take a two-mile nature hike and learn how to make Native American pottery. Reservations only. 752-8257. Free.
Viking Beginning Home Economics Camp
1-4 p.m. July 12-16, First Presbyterian Day School’s high school building. Campers will be taught the basics of cooking, sewing and home crafts. They also will learn useful skills while making creative projects and unique treats for themselves and their families. Hosted by Melissa and David Dark for rising fifth-eighth graders. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $120.
“Hands On History” Summer Camp
9-11:30 a.m. July 19-23, Georgia’s Old Capital Museum, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. Learn about the people and events that shaped Middle Georgia history from 13,000 BC into the 20th century. Crafts, interactive stories and games, and music in the museum’s 10 galleries will be part of each day’s activities. Local artisans will demonstrate “lost” arts such as spinning, candle making, basket weaving, and soap making, and campers will have a close look at what life was like in the 19th century when they visit the 1825 Sanford House. For ages 7-9. For more information, call (478) 453-1803 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scout Camp
Camp Martha Johnston, 1500 Girl Scout Road, Lizella. Owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc. Join us for an open house from 2-5 p.m. April 11. Take a tour of camp, meet the staff, and register early for the week of your choice. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Camp Martha Johnston offers traditional camping experiences combined with the comforts of home. Facilities include a 17,000 square foot climate-controlled lodge, a modern arts and crafts village with painting and pottery studios, rustic cabins and a large swimming pool. The dining hall seats 150 campers for meals and provides a comfortable setting for evening and rainy day activities. Summer Camp activities include, but are not limited to swimming, archery, canoeing, cooking, pottery, arts and crafts, sports, horseback riding, nature activities, songs and games. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia offers more opportunities at our camps located around the state. To order a camp catalog, or for more information, call (478) 935-2221 or (800) 868-GIRL, or download a brochure at www.gshg.org.
— Day Camp: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Girls ages 5-12. Any of Camp Martha Johnston’s eight weeks of themed programs.
— Resident Camp: Sunday-Friday. Girls entering fourth-eighth grades. Sessions designed with a special theme each week.
— Resident Camp for Horseback Riders: Available for girls entering first-twelfth grades. Riding program is designed to fit the individual skill level of each girl.
Shiloh Day Camp
8 a.m.-3 p.m. May-July. Camp Shiloh focuses on values, character, civility, citizenship and civics. Camp activities include arts and crafts, recreation, creative play and other that which support its goal of providing supplemental education in essential life skills in a safe, well-supervised environment. Sponsored by Shiloh Educational Services Inc. for ages 6-12. For more information, e-mail Nancy Edwards at email@example.com or call (478) 745-4380. $125 per week.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. For rising first-sixth grade students. The program is a great way for students to continue to foster a love of reading during the summer, help fulfill summer reading requirements and receive a free book. The theme of the 2010 Summer Reading Program is based on the popular series “The 39 Clues.” To participate, students should go to any Barnes & Noble store and obtain a tear sheet at the summer reading display in the Children’s Department. If they read any eight books, record information about the books and bring the completed tear page to Barnes & Noble from May 25-Sept. 7, then they can choose a free book from the list of paperbacks listed on their tear page. Each student’s name will automatically be entered in a contest to win an autographed book from “The 39 Clues” series. A summer reading kick-off party will be held at 6 p.m. June 1. 474-0161.
Warner Robins CME Church Summer Enrichment Camp
7 a.m.-6 p.m. June-August, 200 Othal Lakey Circle, Warner Robins. Academics: Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, prep reading comprehension, math concepts and more. Arts appreciation: theater, drawing, painting and music. Recreation activities: sports. Field trips: bowling, movies, museums, library and more. For pre-K-sixth grades. Registration from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. beginning May 1. (478) 923-6326. $65 per week for one child; $110 per week for two children; $145 per week for three or more children.
FPD Day-care Services
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday during the summer, First Presbyterian Day School’s kindergarten building, 5671 Calvin Drive. FPD Summer Day-care is a state-licensed day-care facility that provides an enriching environment for enrolled camp students in pre-K-fifth grade. A day-care staff member will escort your child to and from his/her camp at the scheduled times. Fees are billed only for hours your child is with the day-care staff. Priority is given to FPD students. For more information or to register, call Lauren Wrabel, day-care director, at 474-7321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS
Camp Little Shot
May 22-26. This is an overnight camp, using the facilities of Rock Eagle 4-H Camp in Eatonton. For children living with diabetes. Camp Little Shot is run by medical staff members from the Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness. Dr. Tom Jones and other medical specialists in health care for diabetes are at camp at all times. For campers ages 6-18. For more information, call Elizabeth Jones, (478) 746-8626 or visit http://camplittleshot.com or http://Thejonescenter.com.
Beach Buddies Summer Day Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 19-23, Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road. Sponsored by Bunko for Breast Cancer and only open to young breast cancer survivors’ children ages 4-16. Fun, friendship, learning and growing through the use of journals, education, art, crafts, recreation and nutrition. Registration deadline: July 1. Download forms from www.bunkoforbreastcancer.org or forms mailed by request. For more information, e-mail Donna Rumph at email@example.com or call (478) 361-9623. Free.
Lady Seminoles Varsity Basketball Prep Camp
9 a.m.-1 p.m. (all campers should arrive by 8:45 a.m. each day and should be picked up promptly at 1 p.m.), May 31-June 4, Westside High School. The camp is for all girls ages 7-12 and 13-16. Learn from experienced players and coaches. The camp will include development of fundamental skills in shooting, dribbling, defense, rebounding, individual player development and team play. Under the direction of head coach Deb Baber, her staff and Westside players who have attended Westside camps and are now playing in college will be on hand to offer their insight and experience. Bring towel, water bottle and snack. Plenty of fluids will be provided. Wear cool and comfortable clothing, and basketball or athletic shoes. Pizza party on Friday. All campers will receive a T-shirt and a certificate. Registration deadline: May 28. You may register onsite the first day, but please call ahead for to make sure T-shirts are ordered. For more information, call 779-3806 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Westside High School and sent to Deb Baber, Westside High School, 2851 Heath Road, Macon, GA 31206. $60; register two for $100.
Viking Baseball Camp
9:30 a.m.-noon, June 1-4, First Presbyterian Day School Baseball Complex, 5671 Calvin Drive. Camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding and pitching. Objective is to help young players advance in skill level. Hosted by head baseball coach Jim Turner for boys and girls ages 7-14. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $90.
Lady Viking Softball Camp
1-3:30 p.m. June 1-4, First Presbyterian Day School Fast Pitch Complex (behind tennis courts), 5671 Calvin Drive. Camp offers instruction in all phases of the game, including pitching, fielding, base running and hitting. The hitting component will include slap, bunt, slash and opposite field. Campers will play skill-level games. Campers should bring batting gloves, favorite bat, helmet and fielding gloves. Hosted by head baseball coach Jim Turner for girls ages 6-12. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $90.
Viking Volleyball Camp
June 1-4 (both camps). Hosted by First Presbyterian Day School’s head volleyball coach Katrina Hegeman. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505.
— Basic Skills Camp: 1-3:30 p.m. FPD’s high school building, ZACH Gym, 5671 Calvin Drive. Rising fourth-eighth grade campers will learn about the game of volleyball in a fun and positive atmosphere. All aspects of the game will be taught including passing, setting, hitting and serving. This camp will provide a solid foundation and also include agility and jump training. $60.
— Beach Volleyball Camp: 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Highlands (off of Mumford Road). This camp for rising ninth-12th graders will help develop fundamental volleyball skills, player positions and team systems on a sand volleyball court. Campers will learn to communicate effectively, build confidence and work on teamwork. Campers also will do agility drills, jump training and core workouts. $80.
Gaudet All-Star Baseball Camp
June 4 (rain date: June 5), Luther Williams Field. 8:30-9 a.m.: Opening ceremony for the community featuring elected officials, local leaders, law enforcement and military personnel from Robins Air Force Base. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Gaudet Gallery. Local nonprofits and community organizations promote their programs and venues to camp families. Learn about Macon’s best programs for children and families. Registration forms will be sent home to all Bibb County public and private schoolchildren in “signed papers” in early May. Campers also receive a 2010 camp T-shirt, one ticket to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, one ticket each to attend a Macon Pinetoppers and Macon Giants baseball game at Luther Williams Field, and a Blue Bell ice cream. For girls and boys ages 6–12. For more information, or to volunteer as an instructor or staff member, call Gaudet Chiropractic Center at (478) 477-9480. Registration forms will be available at Gaudet Chiropractic Center and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Georgia Sports Halls of Fame. Free.
— Session 1: 8-11:30 a.m. For ages 6-9.
— Session 2: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For ages 10-12.
Viking Cross Country Camp
9:30 a.m.-noon, June 7-11, Middlebrooks Athletic Center and Johnson Stadium, 5671 Calvin Drive. Camp is designed to provide young runners the knowledge to design a training program that implements endurance, speed and proper running form. Campers also will be taught nutrition, mental toughness and race tactics. Campers will need a good pair of running shoes and a water bottle. Hosted by First Presbyterian Day School’s head girls cross country coach April Willingham and head boys cross country coach Nick Morgan for girls and boys ages 7-14. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $80.
Lady Seminoles Softball Camp
9 a.m.-noon (all campers should arrive by 8:45 a.m. each day and should be picked up promptly at noon), June 8-10, Mazza Field, Ed DeFore Sports Complex. Learn from experienced players and coaches. The Westside High School Lady Seminole Softball Camp is for all girls ages 7-15. The camp will include development of fundamental skills, individual player development and team play. Players will develop and enhance skills in fielding, throwing, catching and hitting, as well as base running and sliding. Bring towel, water bottle and snack. Plenty of fluids will be provided. Wear cool and comfortable clothing, and softball cleats or tennis shoes. Ice cream party on Thursday. All campers will receive a T-shirt and a certificate. Registration deadline: June 4. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Westside High School and sent to coach Candise Jacobs, Westside High School, 2851 Heath Road, Macon, GA 31206. For more information, call 779-3806. $30.
Janell Jones Girls Basketball Camps: Individual Camp
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7-10, University Center, Mercer University. Camp features fundamentals, individual and team activities, daily games, awards, skill work, contests and competitions; camp T-shirt and basketball for all campers; one-on-one teaching sessions from Division I collegiate coaches and athletes; certified athletic trainer and training room available; air-conditioned courts in new facility; concession stand available. For ages 5-16. Camp will feature Mercer University women’s basketball coaches Janell Jones, Herman Burge, Kenneth Cooper and Fred Castro. To contact Meredith Noonan, director of operations, call the Mercer Women’s Basketball Office at 301-2059 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.mercerbears.com. $175.
Mercer Boys Soccer Academy: Boys Only
June 7-11, Mercer Bears Soccer Field, Mercer University. The Mercer Boys Soccer Academy teaches young players soccer through the game. The staff will help campers improve individual technique along with tactical awareness of the game through various activities of small-sided and full-sided games. Special emphasis on the total development of the player, learning many training methods that can be practiced at home, while also having fun. Camp will feature Mercer University men’s soccer coaches Brad Ruzzo and Mike Haynes. To contact Brad Ruzzo, call the Mercer Men’s Soccer Office at 301-4011 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, visit www.mercerbears.com or www.mercerboyssocceracademy.com. Advance deposit of $50 required with all registrations. Family discounts are available. If your family has two or more participants attending any camp, they will be entitled to a $5 discount per child. All registrations and deposits/payments must be sent in one envelope. Children of Mercer University employees are also entitled to a $5 discount.
— Mini Bears Camp: 9-11 a.m. For ages 5-7. $65.
— Junior Day Bears Camp: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For ages 8-14. $125.
— Senior Aged Player Camp: 5-7:30 p.m. For ninth-12th grades. $85.
9 a.m.-noon (all campers should arrive by 8:45 a.m. each day and should be picked up promptly at noon), June 8-10, Westside High School. Learn from experienced players and coaches. The camp will include development of fundamental skills in serving, volleying, footwork and game play. Bring towel, water bottle and snack; plenty of fluids will be provided. Wear cool and comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. All campers will receive a T-shirt and a certificate. Under the direction of head coach Yvonne Apodaca, area coaches, high school and college players will conduct camp sessions. For boys and girls ages 7-15. Registration deadline: June 7. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Westside High School and returned to Yvonne Apodaca, Westside High School, 2851 Heath Road, Macon, GA 31206. For more information, call 779-3806 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may register onsite the first day, but call ahead to make sure T-shirts are ordered. $30.
Craig Jones Tennis Camp
Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. With Davis Cup and high performance level coaching. This one-week intensive resident camp is designed to offer the individual attention and quality instruction needed to take players to the next level of play. Intermediate and advanced level players will benefit from morning drill clinics, afternoon match play and fun evening activities, including a dance, skit night, movie night, games and more. For boys and girls ages 10-15. For more information, call Craig Jones at (706) 766-1484. $595 per week and includes housing on the Wesleyan College campus, three meals a day, and access to the Mathews Athletic Complex facilities.
— Session 1: June 27-July 1.
— Session 2: July 5-9.
Equestrian Day Camps
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Offers convenient weekday options for parents seeking fun and educational summer programs for kids ages 7-12. Equestrian sessions include group riding lessons and proper care of horses. Each student is assigned to an accomplished Wesleyan teaching horse and receives instruction from award-winning professional instructors. Afternoons include supervised games, activities and swimming at Wesleyan’s indoor pool. Riders will be divided by age and skill levels. For more information, call Courtenay Bunn at 757-5103. $275 per week with a limit of eight participants each week; campers bring their own lunch. Participants may sign up for multiple weeks.
— Week I: May 31-June 4.
— Week II: June 7-11.
— Week III: June 14-18.
— Week IV: June 21-25.
— Week V: July 12-16.
— Week VI: July 19-23.
— Week VII: July 26-30.
Basketball Day Camp
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14-17, pick-up and drop-off each day will be at the Porter Gymnasium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. The camp is designed for girls ages 9-13 with the desire to take their basketball skills to the next level of competitive play. At this camp, girls will work on offensive, defensive and position skills, including shooting, ball handling, rebounding and post or perimeter play. Team concepts on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court will be stressed. Wesleyan’s camp will be taught by college-level coaches and experienced players. Each camper is assured a maximum amount of personal attention. The typical daily schedule will include group fundamentals session (9 a.m.-noon), lunch (noon-1 p.m.), drills and practice (1-2 p.m.), and 3-on-3 games (2-4 p.m.). For more information, call Jason Henry at 757-2488. $150 per player.
Mercer University Girls Soccer Camps
Camps will be directed by Mercer University women’s head soccer coach Grant Serafy. Registration will be exclusively online at www.merceruniversitygirls soccercamps.com. For other information, call 301-2060 or e-mail email@example.com.
— The Mercer University Girls Soccer Day Camp — Half Day: 9-11 a.m. June 14-18. For ages 6-10. $80.
— The Mercer University Girls Soccer Day Camp — Full Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 14-18. For ages 10-16. $200.
— The Mercer University Girls Soccer Individual Camp: 3-9:45 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon Monday, July 23-26. For ages 13-18. $315 resident, $210 commuter.
Mercer University 2010 Boys Basketball Camps: Day Camp
9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14-17, University Center, Mercer University. Fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, footwork, balance, passing and receiving, live ball moves, individual and team competitions, character training, daily games and award. Ages 7-17. Camp features Mercer University men’s basketball coaches Bob Hoffman, Spencer Wright, Mark Osina, Paul Johnson and Jon Shaw. To contact Shaw, director of operations, call the Mercer Men’s Basketball Office at 301-5211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.mercerbears.com. $185, lunch included. Children of Mercer employees are eligible for a discount. Family discount plans are also available for those families with more than one camper.
Viking Soccer Camp
9:30 a.m.-noon, June 14-18, First Presbyterian Day School soccer field, 5671 Calvin Drive. Campers will receive soccer training in a fun and challenging atmosphere. Each camper will receive a soccer ball and camp T-shirt. Campers will be instructed in the areas of dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping and shielding, possession and defending. More experienced campers will work on more advanced skills including team organization and progression of play. All campers also will go through a daily devotional focusing on the opportunities that athletes have to be witnesses for Jesus. Hosted by head FPD soccer coach Josh Trieste for boys and girls ages 5-12. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $80.
Janell Jones Girls Basketball Camps: Team Camp
June 18-20, University Center, Mercer University. Camp features fundamentals, individual and team activities, daily games, awards, skill work, contests and competitions; camp T-shirt and basketball for all campers; one-on-one teaching sessions from Division I collegiate coaches and athletes; certified athletic trainer and training room available; air-conditioned courts in new facility; concession stand available. For junior varsity and varsity teams. Camp features Mercer University women’s basketball coaches Janell Jones, Herman Burge, Kenneth Cooper and Fred Castro. To contact Meredith Noonan, director of operations, call the Mercer Women’s Basketball Office at call 301-2059 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.mercerbears.com. $200 per camper for resident campers; $600 commuter varsity team; $400 commuter junior varsity team; $900 commuter varsity and junior varsity teams.
Janell Jones Girls Basketball Camps: Elite Camp
June 20-22, University Center, Mercer University. Camp features fundamentals, individual and team activities, daily games, awards, skill work, contests and competitions; camp T-shirt and basketball for all campers; one-on-one teaching sessions from Division I collegiate coaches and athletes; certified athletic trainer and training room available; air-conditioned courts in new facility; concession stand available. For eighth-12th grades. Mercer University women’s basketball coaches Janell Jones, Herman Burge, Kenneth Cooper and Fred Castro. To contact Meredith Noonan, director of operations, call the Mercer Women’s Basketball Office at 301-2059 or e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.mercerbears.com. $250 resident, $175 commuter.
Janell Jones Girls Basketball Camps: Overnight Camp
June 20-22, University Center, Mercer University. Camp features fundamentals, individual and team activities, daily games, awards, skill work, contests and competitions; camp T-shirt and basketball for all campers; one-on-one teaching sessions from Division I collegiate coaches and athletes; certified athletic trainer and training room available; air-conditioned courts in new facility; concession stand available. For ages 7-17. Camp features Mercer University women’s basketball coaches Janell Jones, Herman Burge, Kenneth Cooper and Fred Castro. To contact Meredith Noonan, director of operations, call the Mercer Women’s Basketball Office at 301-2059 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.mercerbears.com. $250 resident; $175 commuter.
Viking Wrestling Camp
June 21-24 (both camps), First Presbyterian Day School’s high school building — ZACH Gym, 5671 Calvin Drive. Hosted by head FPD wrestling coach Ken Garvin. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505.
— Beginner Camp: 9 a.m.-noon. Designed to give boys a foundation on which to build their wrestling skills. Basic moves such as stance and escapes as well as pinning combinations will be taught. This will be a controlled camp with some live wrestling. Pairing will be age and weight specific. For first-seventh. $85.
— Intense Camp: 1-4 p.m. Designed to cover all major areas needed to be fundamentally sound on the mat. There will have several guest coaches (some head and assistant coaches in the Middle Georgia area) who will target specific instruction during their day at the camp (i.e., leg rides, top moves, bottom moves, leg attacks and throws). Live wrestling daily in which wrestlers will be allowed to work on moves learned that day. For eighth and above. $100.
Viking Tennis Camp
9:30 a.m.-noon June 21-25, First Presbyterian Day School tennis courts, 5671 Calvin Drive. Campers will be introduced to the game of tennis. The camp will be structured around a variety of drills and focus on the fundamentals of the game, along with a chance to compete with other campers. Hosted by head FPD tennis coach Derek Lashley for girls and boys ages 7-13. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $80.
Mercer Baseball Camp
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Claude Smith Field, Mercer University. Basic fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding and catching will be featured. Each day will conclude with games. Campers are grouped by age and ability level, with an additional focus on individuals. Mercer University baseball coaches Craig Gibson, Tim Boeth and Brent Shade. Current student athletes will be used as counselors. Ages 5-13. To contact head baseball coach Craig Gibson call the Mercer Baseball Office at 301-2396 or e-mail or email@example.com. Visit www.mercerbears.com. $190 per session; campers must bring a bag lunch each day.
— Session I: June 7-11.
— Session II: June 14-18.
— Session III: June 21-25.
Vikings Basketball Skills Camp
First Presbyterian Day School Middlebrooks Athletic Center gym, 5671 Calvin Drive. This camp is designed to provide boys and girls the opportunity to improve their fundamental skills and increase their knowledge of the game. The focus will be on drills that teach skills in passing, dribbling, shooting and footwork. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505.
— Girls Camp: 1-2 p.m. June 21-25. Hosted by head FPD girls’ basketball coach Charley Chase for rising fourth-sixth grade girls. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. $100.
— Boys Camp: 9 a.m.-noon, June 28-29. Hosted by head FPD boys’ basketball coach Michael Brooker for rising third-sixth grade boys. E-mail email@example.com. $40.
Mercer University 2010 Boys Basketball Camps: Overnight Camp
June 27-30, University Center, Mercer University. June 27: Register from 2-4 p.m. June 30: Camp closes at noon. Team and individual skill work; contests, competitions and awards; all fundamentals; character training; lecture/video series; camper evaluations; 3-on-3/5-on-5 games; all day/night basketball. Ages 9-17. Camp features Mercer University men’s basketball coaches Bob Hoffman, Spencer Wright, Mark Osina, Paul Johnson and Jon Shaw. To contact Shaw, director of operations, call the Mercer Men’s Basketball Office at 301-5211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.mercerbears.com. $275 resident, includes meals and lodging; $185 commuter (8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.), includes meals. Children of Mercer employees are eligible for a discount. Family discount plans are also available for those families with more than one camper.
Viking Mini-Dance Camp
9 a.m.-noon, July 5-9, First Presbyterian Day School’s Clark Fine Arts Center, 5671 Calvin Drive. The camp will teach dance combinations in various styles (pom, kick, prop, jazz, funk/hip-hop), and learn beginning color guard moves (flags). Games and a light snack each day. Friday will be family and friends day, where the campers can show what they’ve learned. Hosted by FPD head dance team coach Lydia Gray for rising kindergarten-fifth graders. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $75.
St. Peter Claver Middle Grades Soccer Camp
Drop-off as early as 8 a.m.; pick-up by 4:30 p.m. July 12-July 16, St. Peter Claver Catholic School, 133 Ward St. The camp will focus on fitness and basic soccer skills. Supervised daily soccer games and soccer instruction. For area middle grade students 8-13 years old, must be 8 years old by July 1. Space will be limited; call St. Peter Claver school office, 743-3985, for information and registration. $75.
Mercer Boys Soccer Academy: Boys and Girls
July 12-16, CGSA Field, 110 Snellgrove Drive, Warner Robins. The Mercer Boys Soccer Academy teaches young players soccer through the game. The staff will help campers improve individual technique along with tactical awareness of the game through various activities of small-sided and full-sided games. Special emphasis on the total development of the player, teaching training methods that can be practiced at home, while also having fun. Camp features Mercer University men’s soccer coaches Brad Ruzzo and Mike Haynes. To contact head men’s soccer coach Brad Ruzzo call the Mercer Men’s Soccer Office at 301-4011 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.mercerbears.com or www.mercerboyssocceracademy.com. Advance deposit of $50 required with all registrations. Family discounts are available. If your family has two or more participants attending any camp, they will be entitled to a $5 discount per child. All registrations and deposits/payments must be sent in one envelope. Children of Mercer University employees are also entitled to a $5 discount.
— Mini Bears Camp: 9-11 a.m. For ages 5-7. $65.
— Junior Day Bears Camp: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For ages 8-14. $125.
Mercer University Cheerleading Summer Camps
July 12-16 and 19-23, University Center arena. Carpool/transportation assistance available. Registration deadline: July 1. Registration infomation will be posted at www.MercerCheer.com under the “Summer Camps” tab. Call Jason Gregory at 301-5217 or e-mail MercerCheer@gmail.com with any questions. Each camp: $80 per week; $150 for both weeks. Stunt classes and private lessons also available throughout the summer.
— Kids Camp: 8 a.m.-noon. Have fun in the sun with the Mercer cheerleaders. Learn cheers, chants, dances, and pom routines as well as beginner stunts and tumbling. For rising first-fifth graders.
— Training Camp: 1-5 p.m. Jumps, tumbling, stunts, cheer and dance all will be covered. Check out our most recent videos on MercerCheer.com to see what we can teach you. For rising sixth-twelfth graders.
Soccer Day Camp
9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26-July 29, pick up and drop off each day will be at the Porter Gymnasium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. The camp is designed to continue to shape young players’ technical and tactical ability. The camp will be taught by college level coaches and experienced players. For girls and boys ages 10-17. The typical daily schedule will include technical/tactical session (9-11:30 a.m.), lunch/video/discussion (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), competitive games (1-3 p.m.), and pool games (3-4 p.m.). For more information, call Michael Spivey at 757-5255. $180 ($50 for just one day) per player, which includes instruction, supervision, use of Wesleyan athletic facilities (soccer fields/pool), lifeguard, lunch on campus and T-shirt. For Wesleyan alumnae (and family) and families who have more than one child attend, we offer a 10 percent discount (applies to the four-day camp only). An early registration discount of 5 percent (four-day camp only) is offered for those who register with payment by June 30.
Viking Mini-Cheerleading Camp
9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 2-6, First Presbyterian Day School’s Middlebrooks Athletic Center, 5671 Calvin Drive. Campers will be taught cheers, chants and beginning level stunts. A light snack is provided each day. Friday is parents day, where the campers will perform the cheers they have learned. Hosted by FPD cheerleading sponsor Lori Harden for rising kindergartener-sixth graders. E-mail email@example.com. Registration forms can be found at www.fpdmacon.org. 477-6505. $80.