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8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 20-24, Starbase Robins, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Teachers can learn what to do with the new 3D printer at school and visit the new Innovation Lab. Participants will be introduced to the Engineering Design Process, CAD (3Dmodelling) using the Creo software and 3D printing. Lessons will be provided for the teachers to take with them. www.starbaserobins.org. 478-926-1769. $75.


9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 5-29, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave. For girls ages 8-14 (third-eighth grades). Girls, get ready for four weeks of exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math. Week 1 is bio-chemistry week, week 2 is STEMfashion week, week 3 is robotics week, and week 4 is iCreate iBuild iEngineer. Hosted by Real IMPACT Center Inc. Application deadline: May 27. www.realimpactcenter.org. Geneva West, 478-714-6039. Camp fees are set by registration dates as follows: $125 before April 15, $150 April 16-May 27, and $175 May 28-June 10, includes lunch and snack.


June 6-July 22, Warner Robins CME Church, 200 Othal H. Lakey Circle, Warner Robins. For students in pre-K-eighth grades. Dedicated to “Edifying Every Child’s Mind, Body, and Soul.” Children will benefit from daily Milestone prep in reading, math and science, as well as have an opportunity to participate in crafts, music, physical education, “fun-ducational” trips, multicultural studies, exhibitions, community service, and Bible study. Space is limited. Registration is now in progress. Call 478-923-6326 to schedule a registration appointment. Registration fees: $40 for one child, $20 for each additional child; weekly tuition: $75 for one child, $50 for each additional child.


Starbase Robins, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. For rising sixth-eighth graders. Ag STEM Academy: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31-June 3; join us on a four-day adventure in agriculture STEM; $125. Robotics Academy I: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6-10; students will gain skills and confidence through creating, exploring and problem-solving using the Lego EV3 robotic sets; $175. Robotics Academy II: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6-10; students who have attended a robotics program in the past or on a FIRST Lego League Team will learn advanced skills for the EV3 robots; $175. STEMpowered Girl’s Academy: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13-17; STEMpowered Girls will allow girls to experience a variety of hands-on challenges that will establish a STEM mindset to EMPOWER their future; $140. www.starbaserobins.org. 478-926-1769.


7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 6-July 29, seven one-week camps (no camp the week of July 4-8). Wesleyan College, 4670 Forsyth Road. For girls and boys ages 6-14. Playing is how children enter a subject and make it their own. This guiding principle will be at the heart of each week’s content as campers tinker and play within various themes. The inclusion of interactive tablets and app-based technology on a weekly basis will allow campers to apply newly learned skills in fun and innovative ways. Campers who register for the full summer will get to keep the interactive tablet as their own. Mariana Furlin, 478-757-5117 (8:30-10:30 a.m.), 478-757-5259 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). $225 per week prior to April 15; $250 per week or $1,575 for all seven weeks, includes lunch and snacks.


July 10-16, Wesleyan College, 4670 Forsyth Road. For rising seventh-ninth grade girls. Spectacles offers exciting activities designed to encourage middle-school girls to see science and math in new ways. Camp includes field trips, experiments and projects using the college’s state-of-the-art science laboratories and computer facilities. For more information or to receive a brochure and an application in the mail, call 478-757-4035 or email Dan Sexton, dsexton@wesleyancollege.edu. $640.



7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 31-Aug. 5, Hephzibah Children’s Home, 6601 Zebulon Road. For ages 5-15. A Christian summer camp with kayaking, canoeing, nature walks, archery, swimming, crafts, sports, gaga ball, theater, devotionals, singing, rope course (older children), basketball and more. www.camppathway.org. 478-477-3383, extension 167. $135 per week.


9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 6-July 31 (closed July 4), 4158 U.S. 41 North, Byron. Before care begins at 7 a.m. and after care runs until 6 p.m. at no additional cost. For ages 5-13. An outreach of Byron United Methodist Church. Camp Vinson Valley provides a morning Council Ring (singing camp songs, pledging the flags and Bible, and hearing a short devotion), groups of boys and girls then go to archery, team sports, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, arts and crafts, or team building events. Certified counselors on staff, as well as senior staff members. Parents must provide lunch each day, and breakfast before coming to camp. www.byronunitedmethodist.com. 478-956-5717. Registration fee: $20 per week, comes off the cost of the camp fee; camp fee: $120 per week for one child, $110 for other children in the same household.


8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-15, Christ Lutheran Church, 208 Langston Road, Perry. For rising second-eighth grade students. Christ Camp seeks to develop the whole child: spiritually, emotionally and physically. Activities include music, archery, Bible lessons, crafts, organized games, swimming and service projects. Registration deadline: June 1. christlutheranperry@gmail.com. John Lehenbauer, 478-397-5914. $75, includes breakfast, lunch and a snack.


8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 30-July 29, 1830 Williamson Road. For ages 5-12. Offering the following classes: math and reading, Bible, computer, manners, money management, spiritual dance, field trips and more. Sponsored by Family Support through Caring Hearts Outreach of Macon. 478-788-0079 or 478-250-7784. Registration fee: $25; camp fee: $70 per week, includes lunch, a snack, T-shirt and materials.


9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31-Aug. 5, 1899 Tucker Road. Before care begins at 7:30 a.m. and after care runs until 6 p.m. For ages 5-13. Volunteer junior counselors for ages 14-17. Activities include creek play, mud pit, parachute games, camp songs, archery, nature hikes, fort building, waterslide, arts and crafts, sports, RC car races, bike trails, climbing wall, Bible time, team building, themed weeks and more. Sponsored by the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Camp director: Henry Leslie, campdirector@trinitywoods.org. 478-227-0555. www.trinitywoods.org. $115 per week, reduced rates for additional children in the same family.



9 a.m.-noon for ages 5-9; 1-4 p.m. for ages 10-teen; Monday-Friday during the weeks of June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 and July 25, The Creative Alternative, 262 Riley Ave. Registration available at the Studio Open House from 2-5 p.m. May 15. 478-474-8457. Registration fee: $25, applies to tuition and is non-refundable; tuition: $100 per week or $25 per session, includes supplies.


9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 7-18, Townsend School of Music, Mercer University, 1329 Adams St. For ages 12-17. Camp is intended for students with varied musical knowledge; however, no previous musical experience or knowledge of instrumentation is required. Campers will experience fundamentals of songwriting, vocals and production; Q&A session with professional singers, songwriters and producers; workshops in lyric writing, voice lessons, instrument instruction, music industry-related topics and dance; education on performance, stage presence and branding; write, produce and record a minimum of one piece of work; and a select number of music videos will be produced. Showcase performance by all campers June 17. Presented by the Otis Redding Foundation. Application deadline: May 6; space is limited. www.otisreddingfoundation.com/camp. otismusiccamp@otisredding.com. 478-742-5737. $250, includes lunch.


Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton. For rising first graders-middle school-age students. Camp Broadway: 9 a.m.-noon June 6-10; students will receive an hour of voice training, dance and drama instruction daily; teachers are trained professionals who will teach proper technique as well as content for a Parent Showcase. Summer Art Camp: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 18-22; pottery, drawing, painting, weaving, dance and other projects will engage students as they rotate in small groups among all the various centers each day; plus a reception for parents. www.theplazaartscenter.com. $80 per child per camp; some scholarship assistance is available.


9 a.m.-noon June 6-10, 13-17. For ages 7-11. Age-appropriate themed art days throughout both camp weeks and no project will be repeated. Some projects include papier maché, painting on canvas and paper, recycled and up-cycled art, book arts, collage and mixed media, three dimensional sculpture, and functional art. Classes will be taught by Suzanne MacCrone Rogers, assisted by Reg Rogers. www.SummerArtsCamp-MaconGa.com. 478-757-8814. SummerArtsCamp-MaconGA@gmail.com. $150 per week, includes a personalized tote bag with art supplies.


June 12-18, Wesleyan College, 4670 Forsyth Road. Residential camp. Rising high school sophomore, junior, senior and graduating senior girls can explore a variety of fine arts disciplines studying, creating and performing in studio art, music or theater with Wesleyan College faculty. The following courses are being offered this year: organ, piano or voice lessons, printmaking, ceramics, 3-D design, musical stories, theater monologue/audition workshop, choral ensemble and more. Registration deadline: May 23. Director for Creative and Performing Arts Lisa Sloben, 478-757-5171 or lsloben@wesleyancollege.edu. $550 residential student; $450 commuter student; scholarships and discounts are available.


First session: 9 a.m.-noon for ages 7-12, teenagers may stay until 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; May 30-June 10, with performances June 10-11; second session: 9 a.m.-1:55 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 13-24, with performances June 24-25; Perry Players Theater, 909 Main St., Perry. For ages 7 through high school. Participants will receive training in stage movement, audition technique, acting, characterization, makeup, voice and gaining confidence when speaking to an audience. The workshop will culminate in three performances on the final weekend. theatreworkshop@cox.net. $140 per session per youth, includes a T-shirt.



Camps are available May 31-July 15 at First Christian Church, 100 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins; and Woodfield Academy, 4375 Rivoli Drive. For ages 6-12. Guided by experienced teachers and built around exciting themes, children will enjoy using LEGO Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks4Kidz models, play LEGO games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and technology. The following camps are being offered this year: Jr. Robotics Mini Camp; Wizarding World Mini Camp; Mondays at Monkey Joe’s: A Pirate’s Quest (held at Monkey Joe’s, Warner Robins); Jurassic Brick Land Camp; Galaxy Far Away Camp; EV3 Robotics Camp: Contraption Concepts; EV3 Robotics Camp: All About Sports; and Brick Critters: A Secret Life Mini Camp. www.bricks4kidz.com/centralga. 478-471-2593.


June 6-Aug. 9, Tattnall Square Academy, 111 Trojan Trail. For rising pre-K-eighth grade students. The following camps are being offered this year: Drama Camp; Tattnall ELITE Softball Camp; Wacky Science Camp; Dino Mania; Tattnall ELITE Baseball Camp; Dr. Seuss Camp; American Girl Camp; Red White and Blue-We love you!; Ocean Treasures; Cooking Camp; Chairs for Charity; and Truth Be Told Art Kids Camp. www.tattnall.org/summerprograms.


May 30-Aug. 5, First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive. For students in pre-K-12th grades. The following academic camps are being offered this year: Shake, Rattle, Read and Write; Eloise Adventures; The World of Harry Potter; Wild About Math!; A Galaxy Far, Far Away; Kool Kids Coding; EV3 Robotics; Stop Motion Movie Making; Algebra Review; Sandcastles and Sailboats for Preschoolers; Once Upon a Time Camp for Preschoolers; Pirate and Princess Camp for Preschoolers; Games Galore; Summer Stretch; Boys Rock! Boys Only Camp; Community Service Camp; and Happy Paws and Wet Noses Pet Camp. The following creative camps are offered: Calling All Artists Art Camp, Girls Rule! Girls Only Art Camp, Hip Hop, Mini-Dance, Mini-Marjorette, Junior Chef Baking, Junior Chef Cooking Around the World, Pinterest Crafts, Sewing, and Truth Be Told Art Camp. The following athletics camps are offered: Soccer, Cheerleading, Competition Cheerleading, Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, All-Sports, Adventure Camp, Cross Country Running, and Basketball. For high school students and young adults, the Center for Discovery is also offering a YouScience Career and College Prep Course as well as a SAT preparation course. www.fpdmacon.org/summercamps. Center for Discovery office, 478-477-6505, extension 182.


8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 27-July 1, Middle Georgia State University Macon Campus, 100 University Parkway; and Cochran Campus, 1100 Second St. SE, Cochran. For rising kindergartners-sixth graders. Programs include Time Travelers, Full STEAM Ahead! Exploring America’s Past Through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Activities include creative expression through art, music and technology; hands-on science labs; and The Amazing Race Competition. Registration deadline: May 16. Sponsored by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Education. 478-757-2544. www.mga.edu/education. education@mga.edu. $75, includes lunch and snacks.


June 5-July 1. For girls in kindergarten-12th grade. Choose from four beautiful Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia camps and dozens of exciting adventures. Day camp and resident camp options available. Registration deadline: May 2. www.gshg.org. Kim Leslie, kleslie@gshg.org. Prices vary.


8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, throughout June, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave. For two age groups: third-fifth graders and sixth grade and up. The following camps are being offered this year: World of Robots; Robotic Competitions; Coding your World; Making a YouTube Channel; Coding a Minecraft World; and Minecraft Competitions. www.camps.cs.mercer.edu. 478-301-2823. camps@cs.mercer.edu. $265 per week, lunch provided.


8:15 a.m.-noon May 31-June 10, Northeast High School, 1646 Upper River Road. For seventh-12th grade Bibb County students. Held in partnership with Gear Up. 478-765-8624. Free.


9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 30-July 29, 905 Main St. For ages 5-12. Programs tutoring in reading, writing, language arts, arts and crafts and sports and recreation. State-licensed with certified teachers. Roger Jackson, 478-320-4756, Deborah Boatwright, 478-747-1079. $65; camp fee: $83 per week.


9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, June 6-July 22, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. For students in pre-K-12th grades. The following camps are being offered this year: Pirate Adventures; Inventions, Robotics and Engineering; Mission Quest Flight Simulation Lab; Mad Scientist; Website Design Studio; Space and Rocketry; Junior Crime Solvers; Girls of America; Programming, Coding and Geospatial Intelligence; Dinosaur Dig; Around the World; Media Studio; Great Outdoor Adventures; Grossology; Advanced Mission Quest Flight Simulators. Pre-registration is required. www.museumofaviation.org, click on Education. Valerie Myers, vgill@museumofaviation.org. 478-222-7580.


8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily May 31-July 29, 4706 Raley Road. Before and after care available at no additional cost. For ages 5-12. An outdoor camp offering all the traditional experience of a summer day camp plus a unique program that helps enhance a healthier mind, body and spirit. Open house: 2:30-5 p.m. April 10 and May 1. Mrs. Jazzy, 478-397-7438. $50 per family, receive $15 off the registration fee if registered by April 15; camp fees: $110 per week per child, family discounts available.


9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26-28, Middle Georgia State University’s Eastman Campus, 71 Airport Road, Eastman. For ages 10-14. Launch and track a high-altitude balloon, spend time in a flight simulator, assist with controls in a flight over Eastman. Sponsored by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Aviation. Registration deadline: 5 p.m. July 7. Andrea Yawn, 478-374-6700 or andrea.yawn@mga.edu. www.mga.edu/skycamp. $100, includes lunch each day.


May 31-July 29 (no offerings July 4-8), Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Road. For preschoolers-adults. The following camps are being offered this year: Girls’ Basketball; Boys’ Basketball; ACT/SAT Verbal Review; ACT/SAT Math Review; Creative Bead Designs; Fastpitch Softball; Baseball Camp; Disney/Pixar Celebration; More Kiddy Literature; Things Girls Like; Watercolor; Creative Movement through Children’s Yoga; Creative Art Fun; Beginners Posh Prince and Princess Camp; Soccer; Grandmother-Mother-Daughter Yoga; Caricature; Beginning Guitar; Reading is a Snap!; Posh Prince and Princess Camp; Golf at Stratford; Crazy 4 Sports; Beginners Sewing; Spies Like Us; Lego Mania; Farriba Football Jamboree; American Girl Camp: Adventures with Samantha; In the Deep Blue Sea; Introduction to Tennis; Volleyball Skills Camp; Magic Treehouse Camp; Clay, Paint and Mixed Media; Writing Your Autobiography; Budding Ballerinas; The Amazing Algebra I Review; Summer Reading Camp; Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes; We’re Going Buggy; Creative Writing; Specific Skills Course for Rising Fourth Graders; Study Skills 8 and 9; Jack and the Beanstalk and other Agricultural Fairy Tales; Youth Cheerleading Camp; The Facts of Math; Passport to Farm Camp; and Study Skills 6 and 7. Camps fill quickly, so register early to secure your reservation. 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. $20 non-refundable, applied to your registration fee.


9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 20-July 15, Bethel CME Church, 1668 Pio Nono Ave. For ages 5-10. Register for learning, fun and friendship. Registration deadline: June 3. 478-746-8007 or 478-405-0216. $45 per week; funds are available for those who qualify.


7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 31-July 1 and July 11-28. Warner Robins Recreation Department, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. For ages 5-12. Registration will be held 8 a.m.-noon May 21 or until all slots are filled; bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate unless we already have one on file. 478-293-1080. Registration fee: full payment for first week, plus a $5 deposit for each additional week; camp fee: $60 city residents, $90 county residents, $120 out-of-county residents, per week.


8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6-10, Green Acres Baptist Church, 901 Elberta Road, Warner Robins; and July 11-15, Central Baptist Church, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins. For students who have completed first-ninth grades. Sponsored by Winshape and Chick-fil-A. www.winshapecamps.org. 800-448-6955. $204, scholarships available.


10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2, 16 and 30, July 14 and 28, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Select one date only; each session is the same. For students who have completed fourth-sixth grades. Feed a critter, clean a habitat, observe animals, learn about their lives and discover the jobs necessary to run a mini-zoo. Students will shadow Mini-Zoo staff in daily activities. May include handling small animals. Will receive certificate of completion. Wear close-toed shoes and working clothes, bring sack lunch, provide health and permission form. Maximum of five students per session. www.masmacon.org. 478-477-3232. $30 members; $50 non-members.



7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6-10, 20-24, July 11-15 and 25-29, 117 Russell Parkway, Suite H, Warner Robins. For ages 4 and older. Camp includes Tae Kwon Do instruction, self-defense, T-shirt, games, lunch, snacks, drinks and movies. Shirley Bishop, 478-929-2300. $150 per person per week; family discounts are available.


9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6-10, 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 11-15 and 18-21 (this camp will only be four days; pricing will be adjusted accordingly), Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. For ages 6-12. Camp includes three and a half hours of tennis instruction daily, utilizing equipment (courts, racquets and balls) that varies according to the age and skill level of the participants. The morning’s activities include breaks (in the shade), swimming and lunch. In the afternoon, campers are indoors to watch a movie and enjoy a snack during the heat of mid-day. They return to courts and to the pool to conclude the day. Camp includes a “tournament” or skills demonstration each Friday, in conjunction with dismissal of the half-day campers. Deadline for registration: noon Friday noon prior to each camp. 478-746-2394. $225 members, $250 non-members.


9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27-July 1, Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. For ages 6-14. Camp includes instruction in both tennis and golf for this camp. New this year, campers will do golf all day Monday and Wednesday and tennis Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They will receive three and a half hours of instruction daily. Tennis instruction utilizes equipment (courts, racquets and balls) that varies according to the age and skill level of the participants. Morning activities include breaks and games (in the shade), lunch and swimming. In the afternoon, campers relax with a movie and snacks indoors before heading back to the tennis courts or golf course. The day concludes with time in the pool. Camp also includes a “tournament” at noon Friday, in conjunction with dismissal of half-day tennis campers. Deadline for registration: noon Friday noon prior to each camp. 478-746-2394. $250 members, $275 non-members.


9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6-10, 13-17, June 27-July 1; July 11-15 and 18-21 (this camp will only be four days; pricing will be adjusted accordingly), Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. For ages 5-12. Camp includes two and a half hours of tennis instruction daily, utilizing equipment (courts, racquets and balls) that varies according to the age and skill level of the participants. Campers enjoy breaks in the shade, swimming and lunch at the Healy Point Pool Pavilion. Camp concludes each Friday with a “tournament” and/or skills demonstration; parents are invited to attend. Deadline for registration: noon Friday prior to each camp. 478-746-2394. $160 members, $175 non-members.


5:45-8:30 p.m. June 6-9, Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road. For students in first-fifth grades. www.mabelwhite.org, Click on the Events page. 478-474-7577. Free.


7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 24-25, Ed Defore Sports Complex, 2172 Anthony Road. For ages 7-16. Online registration begins May 1 at www.thetravisjonesfootballcamp.com. LaShekia Hughes, camp director, 478-737-0408. Free.


8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6-10 and July 11-15, Wesleyan College, 4670 Forsyth Road. For boys and girls ages 8-15. Participants bring a sack lunch. Limit of eight participants each week. Jessica Meagher, 478-757-5111 or jmeagher@wesleyancollege.edu. $300 per week.


Each session runs from 7-8:30 p.m., Wesleyan College, 4670 Forsyth Road. Session 1: July 10, footwork, form and passing; position overview. Session 2: July 17, setting and over hand passing. Session 3: July 24, hitting and serving. Session 4: July 31, competition. For girls and boys ages 12-18, all skill levels. Teams and individuals are welcome but registration is limited to 20 participants. To register, contact Wesleyan’s head volleyball coach Caroline Carlton, ccarlton@wesleyancollege.edu or 478-757-2825. $30 per session, $100 for all four sessions.