2016 Summer Camp Guide
Warm spring afternoons optimistically hint to things to come. School’s almost out the multi-week reprieve peeks around the corner. Lazy days loom ahead. Restless children count the minutes to summer break. Anticipation of memory making adventures grows in youthful hearts, but those long summer days won’t fill themselves. Thankfully, organizations across the CSRA offer up a variety of camps and programs that give parents peace of mind and children opportunities to learn, play and make new friends.
La Pavilion Shopping Center, 106 Pleasant Home Rd., Suite 2S, Augusta.
Art Camps. Monday-Friday weeks of May 30-June 3, June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22 and July 25-29. Ages 4-8, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 9-12, 1-4 p.m. Private and small group lessons available for ages 13 and up. $200 week per time slot. Participants will have fun exploring their creativity and learning about different artists, terms, movements and styles while developing skills in a variety of mediums, materials and processes. The Art Camp Art Show will be held Augusta 5-31. Details on the show will be given upon registration. Reception will be held August 12 from 5-8 p.m.
A Child’s World
4204 Columbia Rd., Martinez, 706-860-0059.
3549 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah, 706-796-3505.
3118 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta, 706-798-5547.
7100 Evans Town Center Blvd. Evans, 706-650-2369.
Summer Camp. Ages 4-12. Weekly camps May 30-Aug. 12. Hours vary by location. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are included. Fun for all ages with weekly themes. Water play, reading programs, field trips, dramatic play, art projects and more.School-age children also team with teachers to research different activities and planning for a group activity. Call for complete details.
Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens St., SW, Aiken.
Contact Cathy Rumble at 803-641-9094 or email
Running Wild With Creativity. June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22 and July 25-29. Half days or whole days for the older students. $140 for a week of half-days (9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.) and $265 for a week of whole days (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). All art supplies are provided. Campers bring snacks and lunch.
4-6 Year Olds. Explore animals from around the world with art projectsspecifically designed for those who are not attending 1st grade this fall. Each week campers get to experience a wide variety of artistic styles and media. The art projects in these morning-only camps are divided by animal habitats, so no two weeks are the same!
Rising 1st-4th Graders. Create art projects that feature a different animal habitat each week: Oceans & Beaches, Polar Regions, Savannahs and Grasslands, Deserts, and Jungles and Rainforests. Campers will work with a variety of media each week and may choose from half-day or full-day camps.
Middle School Studios. Offer campers in 5th Grade and Up the opportunity to sharpen their skills in the medium of their choice. Studios include Clay, Painting, Manga, Creating Cartoon Stories, Yard Art, and Repurposed Art. Each week one studio is offered in the morning and a different one in the afternoon. Students may register for one studio (half day) or for two studios and stay all day. All levels are welcome in all studios.
Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
803-642-7559 or 803-663-6142.
Adventure at Aiken County Recreation Center (Graniteville location). Ages 6-12. Weekly, June 13-August 12 (closed July 4). 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $100 for two weeks or $55 for one week. Each day your child will learn new skills that will lead them down exciting new paths. Camp will feature arts and crafts, outdoor play, aquatics, science exploration, team sports, game sessions and more! Bring a sack lunch. Two snacks provided.
Aquinas High School
1920 Highland Ave.
Kids Football Clinic. Rising 1st-8th graders. Thursday, July 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $25, or $35 day of. Cost includes snack, drink and t-shirt. Must register by June 30th to guarantee a shirt.
Girl's Basketball Clinic. Rising 6th-9th graders. June 9-11 $50. Cost includes t-shirt and lunch on Saturday. Call for times.
Band Camp. Rising 5th-12th graders. July 18-22; 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. $125, $150 after June 30th. Instruments not provided. Cost includes t-shirt and snacks.
Robotics Camp. Rising 6th-8th graders. June 6-10; 9 a.m.-noon. Cost $125.
4275-B Washington Road, Evans.
iCreate Camp. Includes projects in clay, ceramics, canvas, glass and junk art. Weekly sessions, June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $150 per week. Pack a lunch.
Art and Soul Painting Parties
3850 Washington Rd.
Art Camp. Children will complete two canvas paintings as well as work with watercolors, pastels and charcoals. Weekly camp, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75 per session includes all supplies.
Athens Y Camps
Tallulah Falls, Ga.
Athens Y Camp for Boys and Camp Chattooga for Girls are brother-sister camps located adjacent to each other in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Campers participate in both separate and shared programs during weeklon sessions.
Traditional Residential Camp. Ages 7-14. Eight one-week sessions, June 5-July 30. (No camp July 3-9.) $715 per session, plus $45 store fee. A typical day includes cabin cleanup, league games, rest hour, classes, free-time, morning and evening assemblies, evening activities and cabin devotions.
Extremist Program. Ages 12-14. Eight one-week sessions, June 5-July 30. (No camp July 3-9.) $795 per session, plus $45 store fee. A beginner level program for campers interested in outdoor adventure/sports. High and low ropes course activities, zip-line rides, the climbing tower, and repelling instruction. Participants will also enjoy a day of rock climbing and repelling on “real rock” away from camp.
Leader In Training. Ages 15-16. Session 1: June 5-July 2; Sessions 2: July 3-July 30. $1,400 per session, plus $150 store fee. A rigorous 4-week program than focuses on authentic Christian leadership. Campers develop leadership skills such as coaching, public speaking, responsible mentoring and decision-making. They also participate as a group in traditional camper activities and overnight trips.
Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp
Kitty Hernlen, 706-721-8741
Ages 6-13. July 11-15. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Limited to 60 campers. Hosted at Camp Tanglewood in Columbia County. Limited bus transportation is available.
Augusta Ballet School
2941 Walton Way.
Augusta Ballet School will offer a variety of summer classes. Please call or visit their website for a schedule. Each of the camp sessions below will end with a special performance for friends and families.
Nutcracker Dance Camps. Ages 3-5, June 6-10, $105 plus a $20 registration fee. Ages 6-8, June 20-24, $115 plus a $20 registration fee. This summer classic is a children favorite. Children will explore in depth the choreography, music and specialties of this timeless holiday classic as presented each year by Dance Augusta. Students will learn a different section of Nutcracker choreography each day.
Princess Camp. Ages 3-6, June 13-17, $105 plus a $20 registration fee. Explore the enchanting and magical world of the most celebrated princesses. This camp will integrate dance with all of the famous princesses of the world and a related craft project for each princess.
Augusta Cheer Academy
4150 Washington Rd., Suite 4, Evans.
Please call or check their website for camp or clinic information.
Augusta Christian School
313 Baston Rd.
706-863-2905 ext. 136.
Other camps may be added. Visit the website for information.
Science Camp. Rising 1st-6th graders. June 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $150 until April 15, $175 after that. T-shirt included. Design a solar-powered vehicle and race your roadster against other inventor’s creations. Build a powerful oven that needs no electricity using every-day objects and watch while the sun transforms your food.
Starlight Station Summer Camp. For rising 1st-6th graders. May 23- August 4, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Camp fees: $150 for all-day, $100 until 3 pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art Camp. Rising 3rd-8th graders. May 23-26 and July 25-28, 9:30 a.m.-noon, $100 plus $15 for registration/supplies. Creativity with clay, drawing, painting, mixed media and other.
College Entrance Exam Preparation Course. May 31-June 3. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes instruction and practice for the reading, writing and language and math sections of the SAT. Also includes limited instruction on the essay for those who opt to take it. Class ends just before the June 4 2016 SAT Exam. Course includes 18 hours of instruction, three to four full-length practice exams, use of real Collegeboard tests for practice and other Collegeboard materials. SAT tutor and instructor Sheila Stewart will instruct. $225 before May 15, $275 after. For more information contact the instructor at email@example.com.
Participants will receive instruction in individual skill development as well as learning team concepts. ACS athletics seeks to build student-athletes in areas of spiritual growth, motivation and mental approaches to the game. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for each camp is $80 for Augusta Christian students or $90 for non-Augusta Christian students.
Baseball Camp. Boys ages 9-12. Dates: June 27-30, 6-8 p.m. Contact Coach Steve White at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheer Camp. For rising 1st-5th graders, June 27-30, 9 a.m.-noon. This camp will be held at the Fury’s Ferry Campus gym, 470 Fury’s Ferry Road.
Football Camp. Rising 4th-8th grade boys. June 6-9, 9 a.m.-noon.
Girls Volleyball Camp. Rising 5th-8th grade. May 31-June 3, 8-11 a.m.
AJCC - Augusta Jewish Community Center
898 Weinberger Way, Evans
(Off Fury's Ferry Rd. between Hardy McManus Rd. and N. Belair Rd.)
All camp staff is first-aid and CPR certified. All lifeguard staff is first-aid, CPR and Water Safety Instructor (WIS) certified. See website for available discounts.
AJCC Summer Day Camp. Ages 3-13. Eleven sessions from May 23-August 5. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Early drop-off and late stay available for an additional fee. $160 per week for regular 5-day camp. $130 per week May 31-June 1 (no camp May 30). $130 per week July 5-July 8 (no camp July 4). $225 per week for specialty camps. Visit website in mid-April for info on specialty camps to be offered. All campers, including specialty campers, will participate in swimming, tennis, archery, taekwondo and arts and crafts during the camp week
AJCC Summer Mini Camp. Ages 3-4. Eleven sessions from May 23-August 5. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $125 per week for 5-day camp. $100 per week May 31-June 1 (no camp May 30). $100 per week July 5-July 8 (no camp July 4). All mini campers will participate in swimming, arts and crafts and many other activities during the camp week. Our mini camp takes place in The Bee Hive Preschool housed in the AJCC.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theater Camps. Ages 6-teen. Two sessions. Both camps will be held at Crossbridge Baptist Church, Skinner Mill Road. Children are placed in age-appropriate groups and have structured activities focusing on the various aspects of musical theater. Master Class available for experienced teens. Cost for each two week session is $275-$325. Dates to be determined. See website for more information.
Camp Wonderland. Ages 7-14, June 6-10. A summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The camp will offer an enriching theater experience through music, movement, art, and drama, which encourages self-expression, social-engagement and creative exploration. See website for more information.
Augusta Preparatory Day School
285 Flowing Wells Rd., Martinez.
Visit their website for the latest camp information and online registration.
Ants Camp. Rising Pre-School and Pre-K. Weekly, June 6-July 29. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $230/week; 9 a.m.-noon, $120/week. Campers explore a new theme each week through games and activities. A snack is provided. Bring a lunch each day.
Grasshoppers Camp. Rising Kindergarten to 4th grade. Weekly, June 6-July 29. 9 a.m.-noon. $120/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $230/week. Campers explore a new theme each week through arts and crafts, music, movement, games and activities. Bring a lunch each day.
Forensic Science Camp. June 13-17 & July 11-5, 9 a.m.-noon. Rising 4th-9th graders, $150/week. The forensic science exploratory camp will introduce students to the science behind crime scene investigation. Participants will explore mock crime scenes, gather and process evidence, analyze data and attempt to link evidence to the appropriate suspect.
Morning With The Masters Art Camp. June 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon, rising 2nd-4th graders, $140. Each morning will be dedicated to learning about the artwork of a “Great Master” and the students will apply the techniques of these artists to an original work of art. All supplies are included.
Mixed Media Afternoon Arts. June 6-10,12:30-3:30 p.m. $140. For students looking to explore a variety of different artistic materials while learning about important techniques and artistic styles from around the world.
Computer Programming & Game Design Camp. June 13-17 & July 11-15, 1-4 p.m., for rising 4th-9th graders. $150. Campers explore software design and programming.
Introduction To Robotics. June 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon. Rising 3rd-6th graders. $150. Campers will be introduced to the world of robotics.
Taste of Technology. June 20-24, 1-4 p.m. each day for rising 3rd-6th graders. $150. Students will explore different tools of technology including 3D printing, the Z-Space virtual reality machine and more.
Active Learning USA Chess Camp. June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 5-16. $270. Chess lessons and play in a fun filled environment. Lessons are designed to improve campers' skills whether children are interested in casual or competitive chess.
Active Learning USA Chess Camp. June 27-July 1, 1-4 p.m., ages 5-16. $270. Chess lessons and play in a fun filled environment. Lessons are designed to improve campers' skills whether children are interested in casual or competitive chess.
Active Learning USA Chess Camp. June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 5-16. $435. Chess lessons and play in a fun filled environment. Lessons are designed to improve campers' skills whether children are interested in casual or competitive chess.
Active Learning Kodu Video Game Creation Camp. June 27-July 1, ages 7-16, two half-day options, $310. Campers will create something similar to a Mario Go-Kart style game.
Hip Hop Dance Camp. June 27-July 1, rising 1st-4th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. $120. Campers will learn body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music.
IDEAVENTIONS Jr. Robotics Camp Atlantis. July 18-22, 9 a.m.-noon, rising 1st-4th graders. $220. Campers join in on an underwater quest to find the lost city of Atlantis. Along the way campers must also design tools for our research vehicle.
IDEAVENTIONS Chemical Reactions Camp. July 18-22, 1-4 p.m., rising 1st-4th graders. $220. Spend the week experimenting with a range of different chemical reactions from simple kitchen chemistry, such as sugar crystals, to awe-inducing reactions like elephant toothpaste.
Academic Enrichment Academy
Organizational Skills. July 11-15 & July 18-22, 5th-12th graders, 8-8:55 a.m. $110. Organization is a matter of routine. Have a place for everything and routinely put everything in its place.
Study Skills. July 11-15 & July 18-22, 9-9:55 a.m., 5th-12th graders. $110. Learn different learning style strategies, how you best learn, your best study environment and how your personality effects your learning style.
Pre-Algebra Prep. July 25-29 & August 1-5, 9-9:55 a.m., primarily for rising 7th graders, or equivalent knowledge, or those needing assistance with pre-algebra skills. $145. For students who want to be well prepared in their math skills for entrance into pre-algebra.
Math Test Strategies. July 25-29 & August 1-5, 10-10:55 a.m., geared towards middle school students and will contain materials taken from the pre-algebra and algebra courses. $145. If some of your success in Math is hindered by this anxiety, then this is the camp for you. This camp will help you develop strategies, organization, and skills in preparing for assessments.
Algebra Prep. July 25-29 & August 1-5, 11-11:55 a.m., primarily for rising middle school students and rising 9th graders. $145. Will give students entering both 8th grade math at Augusta Prep and Algebra I at the high school level a chance to brush up and solidify their skills in preparation for Algebra I.
Tackling Math Word Problems. July 25-29 & August 1-5, noon-12:55 p.m., designed for students entering pre-algebra, algebra or geometry. $145. Discover the mysteries of solving math work problems in all their glory.
Creative Writing Camp. August 1-5, 9:30-11 a.m., rising 5th-9th graders. $145. Students will develop their skills as emerging writers through differentiated writing instruction, one-on-one writing support and fun writing workshop sessions.
Jump Start To Preschool. August 1-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rising preschool students. $200. Alleviate those first day jitters and explore our classroom and get to know our classmates in a fun and relaxed environment.
Jump Start To Prekindergarten. August 1-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rising Pre-K, $200. Alleviate those first day jitters and explore our classroom and get to know our classmates in a fun and relaxed environment. .
Jump Start Kindergarten. August 1-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rising kindergarten students. $200. Alleviate those first day jitters and explore our classroom and get to know our classmates in a fun and relaxed environment.
Augusta Prep Sports Camps
All Sports. Rising 2nd-7th grade. June 6-10 and July 18-22. 9 a.m.-noon, $90/week. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $190/week. Friday camp releases at noon. Includes activities such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, baseball/softball, floor hockey, scooter hockey, kickball, catch-me-in, ultimate frisbee and many more recreational games.
Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp. Run by professional soccer coaches from the United Kingdom. June 13-17 & July 25-29. Ages 3-5, 9-10:30 a.m., $129/week. Ages 6-16, 9 a.m.-noon, $153/week. Ages 7-16, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., $225/week. Golden Goal, ages 7-16, 1-4 p.m., $45/week (Golden Goal Camp is only available to those on half day camp.)
Augusta Prep Basketball Camp. June 13-16, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday. All skill levels. Rising 1st-5th grader. $125.
Augusta Prep Volleyball All Skills Camp. June 27-June 30 & July 25-28. Rising 5th-8th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Rising 9th-12th graders, 1-4pm. $130/week and includes a T-shirt.
Tetra Brazilian Soccer Camp. Run by visiting coaches from Brazil. July 11-15. Ages 6-9, 9 a.m.-noon, $178/week. Ages 7-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $244/week. Ages 10-16, 9 a.m.-noon, $178/week. Ages 10-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $244/week.
Augusta Prep Football Camp. July 12-14. Rising 5th-12th graders. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Instruction in the fundamentals of football as well as strength and conditioning. $150/week if registered before April 30, $180/week after April 30.
Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department
Day Camps. Ages 4-12. Eight weekly sessions: May 31-July 29. No camp July 4-8. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Week 1, $40, Weeks 2-8 $50 per week. Games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips and swimming. Before- and after-care available at selected locations. Camps are held at seven recreation and parks locations in Augusta, Blythe and McBean. Please call for specific details. Registration starts April 1.
Augusta Rowing Club
The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Dr.
Call or check website for details.
Augusta Sailing Club
June 6-9. Check website for details.
Augusta University Music Conservatory Program
My First Piano Adventure (Mini Music Camp). Rising 1st-2nd grade. June 6-10. 9-10:30 a.m. $139. Snack provided. Online registration available. Limit of eightstudents.
Chamber Music Institute. June 6-10. 1-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 1-8 p.m. Friday. $70. Acceptance to this camp is by audition only. Designed for up to 21 students, the camp offers coached chamber music sessions for advanced string, piano, and select wind musicians. Auditions will be April 17 from 1-5 p.m. Those selected to participate will perform two concerts, one Thursday evening at Brandon Wilde, the other Friday evening in the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on Augusta University's Summerville Campus. No online registration for this camp. To schedule an audition, please call 706-721-2329 or e-mail email@example.com.
Choir Camp. June 13-17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. $190. For rising middle school and high school singers, this full-day camp will concentrate on healthy singing, learning choral repertoire, training in musicianship and music fundamentals, Show Choir and All-State try-out materials.
Orchestra Camp. June 20-24. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. $190. For rising middle school and high school string players with at least a full year of orchestra experience or private lessons. It will concentrate on orchestra playing with two age-appropriate ensembles, chamber music, and classes in music theory and history. Alternate activities may include guitar for beginners, double bass for violinists, Celtic fiddling and recorder.
Band Camp. June 27-July 1. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. $190. For rising middle school students with at least a full year of school band experience and high school musicians, this full-day camp will tackle challenging band repertoire as well as offer training in musicianship and improved instrumental skills. There are separate ensembles for the middle school and high school ages. The camp also includes activities and classes such as music theory, music history, ukulele, jazz band, world drumming, jazz improvisation and piano.
Augusta University CyberCamp. Residential camp June 26-July 1, $595. Day camp July 10-15, $295. For rising juniors and seniors. Limited to 30 students selected from essay and application. No charge for day camp. Introduces students to the academic and professional world of cybersecurity. Students will learn from experts in the field and experience, first-hand, the consequences of a cyberattack. There will also be additional “top secret” hands-on learning experiences for students. www.augusta.edu/academy/cyberacademy
Health Sciences Summer Academy. For rising juniors and seniors. Residential camp June 19-24. Day camp July 10-15. Limited to 30 students selected from essay and application. HSSA offers a glimpse into a variety of health careers and majors using experiential instruction, career shadowing and engaging classroom activities. It is designed to introduce students to the academic and professional tools necessary to become successful health science practitioners and will provide a competitive edge when students apply to colleges and universities. www.augusta.edu/academy/healthsciences
GRU Kids University. Academic enrichment courses in daily art projects and creative play that includes courses such as sign language, engineering, data collecting and building. Rising 1st-7 graders. www.augusta.edu/ce/pace
Teen Edition Kids University. Rising 7th-9th graders can get involved with camps that include fine arts, design basics, writing and photography, health and sciences as well as aviation. www.augusta.edu/ce/pace
Dip Metress Basketball Academy. A week-long camp that teaches basketball fundamentals and helps in developing sportsmanship and team play at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Daily instruction from former and current Jaguar basketball players to improve individual skills such as shooting, passing and ball handling. 1st-11th graders. www.augusta.edu/ce/pace
Jaguar Athletics Golf. The men’s and women’s Augusta University Augusta Golf programs host the Jaguar Golf Camp in early June at the J. Fleming Norvell Golf House adjacent to Christenberry Fieldhouse off Wrightsboro Road. Camp costs include all instruction from Augusta University coaches and players, range balls, green fees at Forest Hills Golf Club, snacks, drinks, prizes and a camp T-shirt. Golf Camp participants will receive skill instruction in the following areas: full swing, chipping, pitching, bunker play, putting, wedge play and course management. Ages 6-18. www.augusta.edu/ce/pace
Junior Jaguar Camp. Nike Baseball Camps. A complete skills camp in which little league players will be exposed to new techniques and skills that will build upon their existing fundamentals to become better overall players. The Junior Jaguar Summer camp is designed for Little League baseball players looking to develop their game. Boys ages 7-12, July 18-21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $235. www.augusta.edu/ce/pace
Jags Volleyball Summer Camp. Jaguar Volleyball and Head Coach Sharon Quarles host the camp in Christenberry Fieldhouse in mid-June. All girls, ages 12-18, are invited to attend the four-day event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the CFH gymnasium located off Wrightsboro Road. The camp is geared toward individual skills training and will focus on serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking and individual defense. Competitions will be held daily, as campers will be placed into groups of similar ability to showcase their skills. www.augusta.edu/ce/pace
Student Educational Enrichment Program. A 7-week summer non-residential program for high school juniors and seniors in the local Augusta area. Participants in all OSMA Pipeline Programs receive a stipend to help cover additional expenses and books, while tuition is paid for by the University. Students will be prepared for a future career in the health professions through an extensive academic program that includes courses in various biomedical sciences, hands-on labs, clinical shadowing, networking opportunities and guest speakers. For information visit www.augusta.edu/ce/pace for information or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-721-6113.
Summer Volunteen Program. The purpose of the Volunteen program is to utilize our community teenagers, ages 15 to 18, in a meaningful way by assisting in activities that benefit patients, families and community served by Augusta University Health and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. www.augusta.edu/ce/pace
Augusta West Dance
262 Furys Ferry Rd.
Call or check the website for details.
Beulah Grove Community Resource Center
Beulah Grove Baptist Church Building of Opportunities, 1434 Poplar St.
Jean Callaway, 706-722-4999, email@example.com.
Summer Explosion Day Camps. Six-week enrichment program for kindergarten through 8th grade students designed to give them a head start on the coming school year and enhance critical thinking. Afternoon activities include music, dance, Bible study, Spanish and more. May 31-July 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $70 per week.
Boys and Girls Club of Augusta
Day Camp. Ages 6-14. June 1-July 31. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., extended hours 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $350. $300 if registered by May 8. Multiple locations throughout Augusta. Theme-oriented summer camp with a fun-filled environment. Field trip, breakfast and lunch included.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Jeremiah Griffin, 706-513-5789.
One week Camps. See website for information.
Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, Aiken
Scott McNeely 803-648-1817
Rising 1st-9th graders, July 27-August 2, $560. Rising 1st-6th graders, June 19-25, June 27-July 3, July 19-July 25, $560. Rising 7th-9th graders, June 8–17, July 5–14, $805. Rising 10th graders, June 8-17, July 5-14. Rising 10th & 11th graders, Leaders-in-Training Program, June 19-July 3, July 19-August 2, $1,025. Family Camp, May 27-29, July 15-17. All ages, July 27-August 2
2016 Collage: Creative Arts Camp “Symphony Camp”
Join us for the 35th Annual
May 31 – June 3 • 9 AM – 2 PM
June 20 – 24 • 9 AM – 1 PM
June 27 – July 1 • 9 AM – 1 PM
For children entering Kindergarten through entering Fifth Grade.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony to benefit Symphony Orchestra Augusta
Brass, Woodwind, String, & Percussion Instruments, Drama, Art, Weaving, Chorus, Movement, Puppetry, Storytelling & Creative Writing
No prior experience necessary • Hands on activities in all classes • Six different classes each week
For additional information, please contact
Sue Alexanderson: 706.738.7527 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Symphony Orchestra Augusta: 706.826.4705.
Week 1: May 31 – June 3: at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way, Augusta 30904
Week 2: June 20 – June 24: at Vineyard Church of Augusta, 3126 Parrish Road, Augusta, GA 30907
Week 3: June 27 – July 1: at Vineyard Church of Augusta, 3126 Parrish Road, Augusta, GA 30907
Columbia County Ballet
639 Furys Ferry Road
Princess Dance Camps. Ages 3-7. Weeks offered in June and July. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. First camp $110, second camp $100. Call for more Information. Summer Intensive. Classical ballet and Pointe, boys ballet, partnering and hip hop.
3131 Walton Way
Covenant Summer Fun. May 31-July 28, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Closed July 11-15 for Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Delightful Bites Cakery
3801 Washington Rd.
Cooking Camps. Students prepare a variety of taste-tempting items while learning food prep basics, good nutrition & kitchen safety, as well as how to properly use gadgets/appliances. Camp is “hands-on” and students will enjoy the foods they make in a safe, supportive environment.
Eden Farms Horse Camp
2763 Allenwood Farm Drive, Appling
June 6-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ages 7-13, limited to 8 campers, $275. June 14-16, 9 a.m.-noon, $125.
Grooming, saddling, bridling, bathing horses, horsemanship, arena and trail riding.
Episcopal Day School
2248 Walton Way.
Musical Fun. June 6-10, full day $180, half day (until 1 p.m.) $130. Ages 3-12. Everyday is a new musical adventure during this week of camp. Campers will learn about a variety of musical instruments and how to play them. Arts will be centered around creating our own musical instruments. The week will end with all campers participating in a whole-camp performance.
Crazy Characters. June 13-17, full day $180, half day (until 1 p.m.) $130. Ages 3-12. Does your camper have a favorite book, movie or video character? We will explore all creative and crazy characters this week during camp!
Bottle Rockets and Fantastic Science. June 20-24, full day $180, half day (until 1 p.m.) $130. Ages 3-12. Students will design and construct a rocket out of ordinary materials. They will construct parachutes for the rockets and see how long it takes for the rocket to fall back to the ground after launch.
Camp Invention. June 27-July 1. Full Day, $250. Rising 1st-6th graders. Learn, create and explore in a world where there is no wrong answer! Science and building take over this week as campers participate in STEM activities. Register at www.campinvention.org.
Food and Farm. July 11-15. Full day, $180, half day (until 1 p.m.) $130. Ages 3-12. Students will learn about the vegetables growing at the Flowing Wells Campus gardens. They will learn about how to take care of the existing plants, start seeds and transplant seedlings and cook with the vegetables.
Carnival, July 18-22, Fun, Games, Food! The carnival is in town this week.
At the Movies, July 25-29. Full day $180, half day (until 1 p.m.) $130. Who doesn’t love going to a good movie? Join us this week as we explore what makes the movies great! Campers will create their own movies as well!
Olympics, August 1-5. Full day, $180, half day (until 1 p.m.) $130. Ages 3-12. What better way to ring in the 2016 Summer Olympics than with an Olympics of our own! Campers will get to learn all about the sports and activities that make up the Summer Olympics and conclude the week with our own Camp Olympics.
EDS Sports Camps
June 13-17: Garret Siler Basketball Camp. June 13-17.
July 11-15: Augusta University Volleyball Camp. July 11-15.
The Learning Groove with Tara Scheyer. June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25.
The Learning Groove with Tara Scheyer. June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 29, 26
Study Skills Review Camp. August 1-5.
The Family Y
Call each branch or check the Family Y website for details at www.thefamilyy.org.
Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
Aiken County Family YMCA, Graniteville. 803-349-8080
Augusta South Family YMCA, 706-922-9650
Marshall Family YMCA, Evans, 706-364-3269
Family Y Child Development Center, Augusta, 706-922-9670.
Family YMCA of North Augusta, 803-278-0882
Steiner Branch Family YMCA, Grovetown. 706-922-6711
Family YMCA of Thomson, 706-595-5615
Wilson Family YMCA, 706-922-9624
Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
All traditional day camps include arts and crafts, games and sports, swimming, devotions and character development activities. Specialized day camps include detailed descriptions of activities. Breakout sessions differ by location. Unless otherwise noted and Camp Lakeside, all Family Y camps are $85 per week for members, $110 per week for non-members. Campers at all camps should bring backpack, water bottle, sack lunch, snack and spray-on Sunscreen. Unless otherwise specified, camp activities are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with early drop-off beginning at 7 a.m. and late pick-up until 6 p.m. provided at no additional charge.
Camp Aiken. Ages 5-12. Weekly sessions, June 6-August 12. $85 per week/members, $110 per week/non-members. Aiken County Family YMCA, 621 Trolley Line Rd., Graniteville. 803-349-8080.
Camp Puzzle Palooza at Aiken County Family Y. Specialized camp for children with special needs ages 5-12 years. Weekly sessions, June 6-August 12. $85 per week/members, $110 per week/non-members. Child Assessments will be completed prior to registration. Space is limited. Aiken County Family YMCA, 621 Trolley Line Rd., Graniteville. 803-349-8080.
Camp Augusta South. Ages 5-14. Weekly sessions, May 23-August 2. Transportation to and from camp is provided each day for certain age groups. Augusta South Family YMCA, 2215 Tobacco Rd. 706-922-9650.
Camp Barnwell County. Ages 5-12. Weekly sessions, May 31-August 2. 660 Joey Zorn Boulevard, Barnwell, SC 29813. 803 450 4151
Family Y Child Development Center. Ages 4 years. Weekly sessions, May 23-August 2. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided. Campers participate in education enrichment activities that appeal to children in Pre-K. 1425 Walton Way, Augusta. Call the CDC at 706-922-9670.
Camp Lakeside. Ages 5-12. Weekly Sessions late May - early August. Traditional camp experience at the Y’s property on Lake Thurmond. Transportation will be provided to the camp. 1238 Dogwood Drive, Lincolnton, GA 30817. 706 359 2152
Camp Ivey. Ages 8-12. July 25-30. A camp for children with developmental delays. Camp Ivey will be held for a one week day camp, with the last night being overnight. It’s mission is to promote communication, develop self-care skills and coordination, and create life-long memories through outdoor education and recreational fun in a safe, supportive environment at beautiful Camp Lakeside. Child assessments will be completed prior to registration 1238 Dogwood Drive, Lincolnton, GA 30817. 706-359-2152
Camp Marshall. Ages 5-12. Weekly sessions, May 23-August 2. Patriot’s Park, 5445 Columbia Rd. For more information. 706-364-3269. No camp on May 30th, July 4th or July 29th.
Camp North Augusta. Traditional Camp for ages 5-12. Weekly sessions, June 6-August 12. Campers will go to the Aiken County YMCA pool and water park on Fridays. Lunch and Snack provided. Mossy Creek Elementary School, 421 W. Five Notch Rd., N. Augusta. 803-278-0882.
North Augusta Family Y Specialty Camps. Ages 8-12. Sessions vary, June 13-July 29. Call for more details and schedules of breakout sessions. Lunch and Snack provided. Mossy Creek Elementary School, 421 W. Five Notch Rd., N. Augusta. 803-278-0882.
Camp Steiner Branch. Ages 5-10. Weekly sessions, May 23-August 2. Steiner Branch Family Y, 212 Partnership Dr., Grovetown 706-922-6711. No camp on May 30th or July 4th. (Space is limited each week to 30 campers)
Camp Y130 in Thomson. Ages 5-12. Weekly sessions, May 31 – July 22. Locations in Thomson and Warrenton. 706-597-0051
Y130 Center Specialty Camps in Thomson. Gymnastics Camp: Ages 5-12. Cheer Camp: Ages 5-12. Thomson Family YMCA Program Center. 706-597-0051.
Wilson Family YMCA Camps
All campers should be dropped-off and picked-up at Sue Reynolds Elementary School, 3840 Wrightsboro Rd, beginning the week of May 30th. Call the Wilson Family YMCA at 706-922-9624 or email Shermayne Reynolds at email@example.com. Campers bring a backpack, sack lunch, water bottle, snack and spray-on sunscreen. Weekly sessions: May 24-July 29 2016. $110 week/members; $150 week/non-members.
Junior Traditional Camp. Ages 5 & 6. Swimming, sports, arts and crafts, games, team building, huddle time and more. Each group will participate in Wacky Wednesdays where they will dress up according to the theme of the week.
Traditional Camp. Ages 7-12. Swimming, sports, arts and crafts, games, team building, huddle time and more. Each group will participate in our Wacky Wednesdays where they will dress up according to the theme of the week.
Wilson Family YMCA Specialty Camps: Aqua Fun. Ages 7-12. Campers will have fun in the water park and use their imaginations to create water projects of their own! They will also participate in water safety class and improve their swimming techniques! Please bring swimsuits and towels, this camp will be in thewxater daily.
Creative Arts Camp. Ages 7-12. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, drama, journalism, science & nature and more. They will enjoy the opportunity to create using their imagination!
Let’s Move! Ages 7-12. Campers will express themselves in Zumba, Dance, Cheer and more while learning the importance of having fun while learning to be fit!
Sports Academy. Ages 7-12. Introduces campers to a variety of age-appropriate sports and games. Learn new skills in a fun-filled environment each week.
Summer Leadership Academy. Ages 13-15. Teens will enjoy a summer of learning and expression through community service projects, team building and leadership development.
L.I.T. Program. Ages 16 & 17. The Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program allows youth to develop into role models and leaders. Campers will attend a training program that will train them to create and plan programs and also develop leadership skill and character development. Throughout the summer the L.I.T.s will volunteer and serve the community. *Students must APPLY via an essay on why they want to attend the L.I.T. program this summer and what they would hope to learn through the program. Applications are due by May 6, 2016. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
First Baptist Church
3500 Walton Way Ext. www.fbcaugusta.org.
Patti Fowler, 706-731-5366 or email@example.com.
Open registration: Friday, April 1 in the Preschool Building hallway from 9-10 a.m.
Camps are held May 24-July 21, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. No camp June 6-10.
Summer Playcation Days. Babies to age 4. $12/day.
Climber’s Club. Rising kindergartners and 1st graders. $15/day. Reinforces academic skills to prepare children for the coming year through small and large group experiences and individualized opportunities.
MAKE Month at theClubhou.se
540 Telfair St., Augusta
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up (8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m.) $50/week
3D-Printer Construction Camp: Ages 11+. June 6-10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $300/person, $250/kit
Sumo Robot League Camp: Ages 11+. June 13-17 & July 11-15, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. $300/person, $100/kit
App Development for Sumo Robot League: Ages 11+. June 20-24 & July 1822, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. $300/person, $20/kit,
ideaventions® Junior Robotics Atlantis presented by Spark Academy: Ages: Rising 1st – 4th graders, June 27 – July 1, 9a.m. – 12p.m. / July 11-15, 1p.m. – 4p.m. $165/person
MAKE Camp- Images: Ages 11+. June 27-July 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $300/person, $30/materials
ideaventions® Oceanography presented by Spark Academy: Ages: Rising 1st-4th graders, July 11-15, 9a.m. – 12p.m. $165/person
ideaventions® Chemical Reactions presented by Spark Academy: Ages: Rising 1st-4th graders, July 18-22, 9a.m. – 12p.m. $165/person
Sequential Art Camp: presented by Perfect Storm Art Enrichment. Ages 11+. July 25-29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $300/person, $15/materials kit
Extended Care available for additional fee
*theClubhou.se members receive 10% off all Summer Camps
Register for all camps @ http://theclubhou.se/camps/
Or call 706-301-6792
3165 Damascus Rd.
Please call for information on summer camp offerings.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
506 Telfair St., Augusta.
Summer Art Camps. Weeklong camps June 13-July 1 and July 11-29, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. or all-day. Members: $85 for half-day, $145 for full-day. Non-members: $125 for half-day, $225 for full-day. Memberships start at $30. Supplies included. Fun and creative projects will incorporate the fundamentals of art and include drawing and 2-D design, sculpture and 3-D design, painting and mixed media.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Camp Tanglewood, 4687 Columbia Rd.
Check website for camp information.
Grade Power Learning
4272 Washington Rd., Suite 2, Evans.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Gradepower@yahoo.com.
Summer Mini Camps. Sessions run May 23-June 23, Monday- Thursday. Times: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. $125 per week. Enjoy our Early Bird Registration at $50 until May 8. Regular Registration begins May 9 and is $75.
Study Skills Preparation. Rising 5th through 12th grade students will learn time management and study skills and brush up on readiness skills for starting the next grade.
Math. Elementary Math Review, Middle School Math Review and Math Test Strategies, Introduction to High School Math and High School Math Review. All elementary, middle school and high school students will review their math skills to fill up the math gap and work on their advance math to get ahead.
Reading Comprehension. Rising 1st graders-12th grade students will learn how to engage in reading a story that is age-appropriate and understand, remember and apply what they have read. Students will have a series of questions to answer about the given story. This method prepares students for all standardized testing that is given. Every child will gain confidence and develop a love of books and reading.
Sight-Words Recognition. Pre-K–elementary. Teaching the memorization of sight words needed for the beginning steps of reading. With a Sight Words teaching methods for all grade levels, will build a confidence and become a fluent and independent reader.
Little Readers. Pre-k to 2nd grade. Developed as an innovative program that bridges the gap between phonetic programs and whole language theories. Incorporates sequencing, memory, auditory discrimination and blending. This means children learn their ABCs in a balanced approach that does not rely solely on drills and memorization.
706-922-WINS or email email@example.com.
Youth Baseball Camp. July 27-29. Ages 6-12. Camp is 9 a.m.-noon, with lunch (provided) from noon to 12:30 p.m. $115 per child. The GreenJackets will again host their annual Youth Baseball Camp at Lake Olmstead Stadium, where young players have a chance to learn on the Lake Olmstead Stadium field directly from current GreenJackets players. The camp will cover all aspects of the game, with emphasis on hitting, base running, fielding, throwing, pitching, position work, and more. Campers will be broken into groups. Campers will participate in a variety of drills and activities as well as experiencing game situations and strategies. The objective of the GreenJackets Youth Baseball Camp is to instill the fundamentals of baseball, promote good sportsmanship and create an enjoyable learning experience. Camp fee includes four free tickets to the July 29 game (with the opportunity to order additional tickets) and an autograph session on the final day.
124 Cedar Lane, Martinez.
Camp Flip Flop. Ages 3-5 and 4-13. Weekly themes.
See their website or call for information.
Haydens Gymnastics Academy
4300 Evans To Locks Rd., Evans.
Camp Haydens. Ages 5 and up. One-week sessions held May 31-August 5. Half day, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Full day, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Three days per week, half day, $85, full day, $100. Five days per week, half day, $135, full day, $155. Aerobic and sporting activities in the morning and afternoon, a craft and group activity every day.
Junior Camp Haydens. Ages 2-5. This camp is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 7-August. $30 per day or call for the weekly rate. Aerobics in the morning, 45 minutes of gymnastics time in the afternoon and a craft or group activity every day.
502 Hickory Hill Drive, Hickory Hill Historic House Museum, Thomson.
Franke L. Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dig History! Archeology Camp. Ages 11-17. June 6-10. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $60. Kids experience how archaeologists investigate the past. They explore ancient hunting methods, learn what our garbage says about us, and work alongside professional archaeologists to learn about forensic methods to solve crimes. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle each day. Snacks provided.
Eco-Adventures Camp. Ages 10-16. June 20-24. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $60. Campers explore how Americans have cared for and lived on the land for centuries. They’ll learn how Native Americans lived off the land, how early Georgia settlers farmed, and how we can help sustain our environment for the future. This experiential camp allows kids to plant a medicinal and culinary herb garden, harvest fruit, vegetables, and eggs, and make snacks and crafts from the fruits of their labors. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle each day. Snacks provided.
History Tech Camp. Ages 11-17. July 13-17. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $60. Campers explore how Americans have cared for and lived on the land for centuries. They’ll learn how Native Americans lived off the land, how early Georgia settlers farmed, and how we can help sustain our environment for the future. This experiential camp allows kids to plant a medicinal and culinary herb garden, harvest fruit, vegetables, and eggs, and make snacks and crafts from the fruits of their labors.
H. Odell Weeks Center
1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken.
Summer Adventures Day Camp. Ages 5-12 at the start of the session. Weekly camps June 6-August 12. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Themed sessions with sports, swimming, games, special guests, arts and crafts. Campers must bring a snack, drink and bag lunch daily. Extended camp from 3-5:30 p.m. is available for an additional fee. Register at www.cityofaikensc.gov or at the Weeks Center beginning April 1. Cost per week is $70 per child for Aiken City residents and $88 for out-of-city residents,
James Brown Academy of Music Pupils
Out-of-Sight Summer Session. Grades PreK-12. June 13-July 22, Augusta Museum of History. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Study music theory and learn how to read and compose music. Call for more information or see Web site.
Jenkins Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
4218 Windsor Spring Road
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Green, Jr., Pastor
A Relevant Christian Voice in the Community
Summer Enrichment Camp
The Jenkins Memorial CME Church Summer Program serves as a community outreach activity for youths ages 4-15. The Program consists of structured activities which include reading, mathematics, art, diagnostic testing, leadership, biblical devotion, recreation, and life learning skills based on Christian values. June's emphasis is improving testing-taking skills taught by certified teachers.
Camp Schedule (10 Weeks)
Monday, May 31, 2016 - Augusta 5, 2016
Monday-Friday 6 am - 6 pm
Camp Registration: 3 pm - 6pm Monday - Friday
Registration Fee: $35 (Non-refundable - Good for 1 year) Immunization Forms are to be turned in with registration.
Camp Fee: Advanced Pay $950 (one week free)
$95/week: one child
$170/week: two child
$255/week: three children
Includes swimming and movies
$25 per day/drop in
Camp Activites: Library, computer lab, fun aerobics, movie day, field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, skating, bowling, musical activities, and Bible Study
Camp Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and mid afternoon snack
Transportation service available: $40/week van pickup
Enrichment and Tutorials Offered by Certified Teachers
Kane & Co
4321 Evans To Lock Rd., Evans.
Call or check website for details.
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
1005 Broad St.
Summer Camp 2016. Activities include guided tours of diverse cultural sites throughout the CSRA, arts and craft lessons with well-known local artists, nutrition topics, interactive ecology sessions, etiquette lessons and more. May 31-June 10. Can attend one or both sessions. Call for information.
Fleming Tennis Center, 1850 Chester Ave.
Partial scholarships are available.
Summer Tennis/Fitness Camp. May 30-July 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 4-18. $100 per week. Provides comprehensive tennis fundamentals including drills, competitive matches, fitness, strength training & conditioning, match strategy and mental toughness. A variety of effective USTA training methods will be used to help participants achieve high performance development and winning results.
Reach for the Stars Summer Camp. May 30-July 29, 9 a.m-5 p.m. Ages 4-16. $100 per week. Hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) sessions as well as life skills development sessions, career exploration, college planning, nutrition and chess. Sessions will also include, tennis/fitness instruction.
Musical Theatre Workshop
3817 Martinez Blvd., Martinez
Mickey Lubeck, 706-231-1759
One- and two-week camps for aspiring actors ages 5 through high school. No previous experience needed. All camps end with a show for the parents and friends of our actors.
Themed Weeklong Camps. Teaching improvisation, theater games, singing, crafts and ensemble production, Ages 5-8, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $125.
Themed Two-Week Camps. Theatre games, improvisation, monologues and scenes, ensemble and solo singing, crafts and simple set construction. Ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $250.
ACTING Technique. One-week camp is for those actors wanting to work on their craft. Monologues, scene study and acting technique. Guest teachers and a final presentation. Ages 10-12, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 13-17, 1-4 p.m. $150.
My Best Friend’s Sewing Room
3850 Washington Rd., Suite 4C. (La Petite Plaza).
Kids will have “sew” much fun building confidence & learning a valuable life skill. Runway Show on last day. Ages 8 and up. Beginners welcome. Sewing machines and supplies are provided. Bring a sack lunch. The cost is $225 per week. Register by May 20 and receive a $25 discount.
Session 1. May 31-June 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Road Trip —drawstring bag, travel pillow, hipster tote.
Session 2. June 6-10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Beach—shorts, tote, cover up.
Session 3. June 13-17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sleepover—pillowcase, lounge pants, eye mask.
Session 4. June 20-24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fashion—skirt, purse, headband.
Session 5. June 27-July 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. American Girl—projects for your doll.
Session 6. July 5-July 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Harry Potter—robe, tablet tote, pillow.
Session 7. July 25-July 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Beach—shorts, tote, cover up.
Session 8. August 1-5, 10-2 p.m. Fashion—skirt, purse, headband.
Newman Tennis Center
3103 Wrightsboro Rd.
Tennis and Swim Summer Camp. Ages 7-17. May 23-July 29. No classes week of July 4th. Full day camp: 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m, $200 per week. Half day camp: 9:15 a.m.-noon, $100 per week. Bathing suit and towel required and lunch is not provided, except for a pizza party of Friday.
Quick-Start Summer Camp. Ages 4-6. May 23-July 29, Tuesday-Friday. 8:30-9:15 a.m. $50 per week.
3843 Martinez Blvd., Suite 104, Martinez.
Summer Brain Camp. May 26-August 6. Ages 4 and up. Individualized programs from 10 a.m.-noon in which students focus in developing reading, writing and math skills. Lunch from noon-1 p.m. Afternoon activities from 1-3 p.m. include art, science, music, social studies and more. Before- and after-care available. Ask about sibling discounts.
Phinizy Center for Water Sciences
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
1858 Lock & Dam Rd, Augusta
Swamp Explorers Summer Camp at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Ages 5-10 (rising 1st-5th graders).
Swamp Critters Camp. June 6-1 and June 20-24.
Bees, Birds and Butterflies: June 13-17 and June 27-July 1.
Lunches, snacks, drinks and a reusable water bottle for each camper to use during camp will be provided, as well as a T-shirt that campers will decorate. $160/week for Phinizy members, $175/week nonmembers. $25 add-on for early drop-off/late pick-up. A fun-filled week of outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, nature hikes and hands-on learning.
Portman's Music Academy
4020 Washington Rd # 10, Augusta, GA 30907
Music Camp. Rising K-5th Grade, 9:30-12:00. June 27th – July 1st. $165 (includes t-shirt). Spend a week exploring music through rhythm, melody and games!
Ukulele & Recorder Camp. Rising K-5th Grade, 12:30-3:00. June 6th – June 10th or July 11th – July 15th. $200 (includes t-shirt & instrument). Learn to play and sing familiar songs!
Orff Camp. Rising K-5th Grade, 12:30-3:00. June 13th – June 17th. $165 (includes t-shirt). Children will develop musicianship as they Sing, Say, Dance, and Play!! (Using the Orff-Schulwerk Method)
Christmas in July! Rising K-5th Grade, 12:30-3:00. July 18th – July 22nd. $165 (includes t-shirt). Campers will learn to sing and play their favorite carols! It’s never too early to celebrate Christmas!
Shredders Guitar Camp. Rising 3rd-5th Grade, 9:30-12:00. June 6th – June 10th or July 11th – July 15th. $165 (includes t-shirt). Guitar rentals available for $25. Introduction to the most popular instrument in North America. Students will learn basic chording, tuning, changing strings and an introduction to reading music.
Axe Wielders Guitar Camp. Rising 6th-8th Grade, 9:30-12:00. June 13th – June 17th or July 18th – July 22nd. $165 (includes t-shirt). Guitar rentals available for $25. Introduction to the most popular instrument in North America. Students will learn basic chording, tuning, changing strings and an introduction to reading music.
Band Camp. Rising 7th, 8th and 9th Grade, 9:30-12:00. July 25 – July 29th. $165 (includes t-shirt). Get a head start preparing for District Honor Band auditions by reviewing scales and practicing sight-reading. Students must be able to play the B flat scale.
Rock Camp. Ages 12-18, 9:30-3:00. June 20th – June 25th. $275 (includes lunch and t-shirt). For students who want to play in a rock band! Meet other players just like you while taking your playing to another level. Players must have at least one year of musical experience and an understanding of basic chords and chord progressions.
Robert Sapp Baseball Camps
Sweetwater Park, Thomson.
Baseball Camp. Ages 7-14. June 27-July 1. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $130. Team rates available. Teaching the fundamentals correctly and emphasizing that baseball should be fun. Also emphasizes improving work habits, discipline, sportsmanship and social skills. Join Robert Sapp and his staff for their 36th year.
Softball Camp. Girls ages 7-14. June 27-July 1. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $130. Team rates available. Top-notch instruction in all aspects of the game. Same format as their traditional baseball camp.
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
471 University Parkway, Aiken.
1-800-968-4332 or 1-803-641-3474 .
Camp Invention. Rising 1st-6th graders. June 13-17. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $220. Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls spend time pushing the limits during high-energy games and working with teammates. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. New curriculum each year.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
1833 Broad St., Augusta.
Camp Kroc is an ACA accredited day camp program in which children can play and grow in a safe and positive environment. Campers enjoy swimming, arts & crafts, group games, sports, Bible lessons and other fun activities. Camp Kroc offers a well-rounded experience for kids to enjoy everything the Kroc has to offer. Ages 5-12, 12 sessions, May 23-August 12. $125 per week except for the weeks of May 31 and July 5, when camp meets Tuesday-Friday.
Seigler’s Karate Centers
Seigler's Karate Center Martinez , 4471 Columbia Road Suite A3. 706-855-5685.
Seigler's Karate Center West, 370 Fury's Ferry Road Suite #1, Martinez. 706-364-3535.
Karate Summer Camp 2016. Drop-off from 8-9 a.m., pick-up from 3-5:30 p.m. Summer Camp cultivates an environment where your child can learn leadership skills and confidence that will help them achieve better grades, improve their focus, and handle peer pressure. Each week includes Martial Arts lessons, indoor and outdoor games, art lessons and more. Each week has a different theme. June 6-10, Wild West Camp. June 13-17, Demonstration Karate Camp. June 20-24, Zombie Battleground Camp. June 27-July 1. Jurassic Adventure Camp. July 11-15, Nerf War Camp. July 18-22, Wizard Camp.
Soar Academics Academy
Phone. 706.869.4128 <tel:706.869.4128>
4210 Columbia Rd Ste 12B
Martinez, GA 30907
Specializing in ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder. Before and after hours childcare available.
Reading Boot Camp. Grades 2-5. June 2-July 23. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m Improve reading skills using a multi-sensory approach. Summer reading program covers: Phonics, reading fluency, spelling, comprehension, writing skills and much more. Please call for additional details
Midde School Enrichment. Tuesday-Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Students prepare for the upcoming school year in mathematics, reading or study skills.
St. John United Methodist Church
Jamie Garvey, 706-724-9641.
St John Choir Camp. Rising 2nd-8th graders. July 11-17. With guest directors Tom Long and Jocelyn Sluka of Friends of the Groom (Cincinnati). Instruction in singing, movement and drama. Culminates in Sunday service. $120 by June 15, $140 after June 15. Family discounts available.
5232 White Oak Rd., Appling.
813-714-2456 or Tranquilitystables05@yahoo.com.
Summer Horse Camp. Ages 6 and up. Weekly sessions, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Each day builds on the skills learned the day before so by the end of the week campers will have become confident riders. Camps end with an awards show. Bring lunch along with a change of clothes and a bathing suit. Several rides per day, which include formal instruction, bareback balancing and games on horseback. Arts and crafts offered daily as well as a horse shoeing clinic, a visit from a local vet, instruction on mucking stalls and more.
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
706-542-3537 or 1-800-811-6640.
Summer Academy at UGA. Ages 11-17, depending on the specific camp. Weekly, June 6-July 24 (no camp week of July 4th). Day camp and overnight camp. Price varies by individual camp. An exciting series of specialty summer camps in Athens for middle school and high school students who want to do amazing things. Whether you dream about becoming a film director, fashion designer, writer, lawyer doctor, scientist or artist, there is a summer camp just right for you. You can immerse yourself in any world you choose, from photography to video game design to aviation to comic book art. You’ll work with experts in the field to get practical, hands-on experience, and receive helpful advice on how to get where you want to go. And you’ll do it all while having a really great time!
University of Georgia Extension, Columbia County
6420 Pollards Pond Rd., Appling.
706-541-4011 or email email@example.com.
Junior Camp. Overnight camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island. Marsh ecology, study animal life, play, volunteer, talent show and more. June 27-July 1. $366, for 7th-8th grade 4-H'ers. See the website to download registration form.
Wilderness Challenge Camp. Spend a week in the wilderness at Wahsega 4-H Center. White water rafting down Tennessee's Ocoee River, caving and spend the night at Raccoon Mountain near Chattanooga, explore the wilderness around Wahsega and more. This camp is open to 7th and 8th as well as 6th graders who will be 12 years old by June 6. June 13-17. $372. See the website to download registration form.
Valley Hill Farm
Barbara Lee, 706-829-0981.
Overnight Horse Camp. Ages 7 and up. Thursday mornings through lunch on Saturdays during the month of June. $300 per session. Campers receive mounted and un-mounted instruction, as well as trail riding, games and other activities. Groups are kept small for a quality experience. Call for available dates.
The Cottage, 2708 Wheeler Rd.
Cooking Camp. Pre-Beginner, ages 6-7, June 6-10. Beginners, ages 8-10, June 13-17. Intermediate, ages 8-14 who have attended at least one year, June 20-24. Advanced Beginners, ages 11-14, June 27-July 1. Beginners, ages 8-10, July 11-15. Advanced, ages 10-14 who have attended 2 or more years, July 18-22. Advanced Beginners and Intermediate classes 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-Beginners class 9 a.m.-noon. Will be preparing three new recipes each day along with hands-on kitchen experience, crafts and nutrition/manners and etiquette. Summer camp classes limited to 18 students.
Warren Baptist Church
All camps from 9 a.m. - noon. Call or check website for details. Proper footwear is required for each camp. Campers can wear cleats to Soccer and Baseball camp.
Baseball. June 6-9.
Soccer. June 20-23.
Cheer. June 27-30.
Tennis. July 6-8.
Basketball. July 11-14.
Westminster Schools of Augusta
3067 Wheeler Rd.
Katherine Hamrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.wsa.net for complete camp details.
Adventures in Art. Learn how to create new and beautiful masterpieces with a variety of materials and mediums. Rising PK-4th grade, June 6-10, 12:30-2:30 p.m., $150. Rising 5th-8th grade, June 13-17, 12:30-2:30 p.m., $150.
Paul Owen’s Drama Camp. Learn the basics of acting through dynamic theatre games, group activities, improv and pantomime. The week ends with a hilarious performance from the entire group. Rising 3rd-7th grade, June 20-14, 9 a.m. to noon, $170.
Media as Literature. Instead of focusing on literature, this course focuses on the literary analysis and merits of alternative mediums of art with film and music being the primary focus. June 13-24, $250.
Summer Ceramics and Sculpture. Intense and fun two-week program where students will learn advanced techniques in 3D art-making, create completed works of clay art and learn about the history of sculpture. Campers will create pottery by throwing on the kick wheel. Off-campus trips will take students to meet with local artists and explore local art. Rising 6-12 graders, June 6-17, 9 am-noon, $350.
Boys Basketball. Focus on technical training and advanced game play strategies through drills and fun competitions. Participants will be divided by age into small groups so that coaches can provide more personal instruction. Rising 1st-8th grade, June 6-10, 9-11:30 a.m., $140.
Cheerleading. Athletes learn everything from simple motions and chants to jumps, tumbling and even basic stunting skills. On Friday, there will be a performance for friends and family from noon-12:30 p.m.. Rising 1st-8th graders, June 13-17, 9 a.m.- noon, $150.
Football. Skill development, team building and gameplay. Players will learn the fundamentals of blocking, tackling, positional play and team offensive/defensive concepts in a safe and fun environment. Rising 1st-8th graders, June 13-17, 9 a.m.- noon, $150.
Girls Basketball. Players will focus on technical training and gameplay strategies and will be divided (by age) into small groups, allowing coaches to provide personal instruction. Rising 1st-8th graders, May 31-June 3, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $135.
Soccer. Camp focuses on individual instruction, technical training and small-sided games to improve each player’s abilities and confidence. Rising 1st-5th graders, May 31-June 3r, 9 a.m.-noon, $135.
Tennis. Clinics will consist of an introduction of a stroke a day, stretching and conditioning exercises, fun drills and games for the children. The Quick Start Program will also be taught to all grade levels to develop proper strokes in tennis. Rising Pre-K-5th graders, June 6-10, 9-10:30 a.m., $90.
Golf. Work on putting, chipping and driving. The location for this camp is to be determined. Rising 4th-7th graders, June 13th-17th, 9 a.m-noon, $150.
Board Game Club. Come be immersed in a world of word games such as Quiddler and Upwords, resource management games such as Catan and 7 Wonders, collaborative games such as Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island, board games such as Sequence and Clue Mysteries and card games such as Saboteur and Diamonds, and many other games. Ages 12 and older, June 6-10, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $140.
Book Club. Focusing on different book each day. Read, craft and eat things related to the books each day. Rising K-2nd graders, July 11t-15, 12:30-3 p.m., $80. Book Club - We will choose 1 chapter book and complete different activities while reading through the book. There will be crafts and snacks. The book will be chosen closer to the start of the club. Rising 3rd-5th graders. July 11-15, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., $80.
Registration Driver’s Ed. A week of classroom instruction, followed by six scheduled hours of behind the wheel training completed between June 4 and August 8. Students must have a valid driver’s permit to register for the course. May 31-June 4, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $450.
Foreign Language Prep. Academic class is designed specifically for students who need some extra help or review with grammatical concepts. Rising eighth or ninth graders who took the class but need a refresher, rising 9th graders who did not get the chance to take this course, or students who are new to Westminster may take this class. This course helps to provide a grammatical foundation for all students who take Latin, French, or Spanish. The class covers language structure, including parts of speech, parts of the sentence, and verb conjugations. This class will involve homework. July 11-15, 10 a.m.-noon, $150.
Ignite. Students will ignite their love for reading, writing and math through exciting projects, lessons and games. Rising 4th -5th graders, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon,$150. Middle School Study Skills. Course focuses on the concepts of organization, time management (academic and personal), goal setting, note taking, testing, essay writing, basic study skills and more! Students will keep a notebook during the week so that they can use and review the materials once the new school year begins. Rising 6th–8th graders, July 18-22, 10a.m.-noon, $150.
Spark. Spark is a foundational course designed to give your child a jump start to the grade level he/she will be entering in the fall. Spark will expose students to the classroom curriculum to ensure a smooth transition to the next grade level. Rising 1st-2nd graders, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon, $150.
Writing Warriors. Designed to help students further develop their writing skills. We will work on organization of ideas, developing a thesis, and supporting the thesis. Students will also work to overcome common mistakes or weaknesses seen in writing. Rising 6th-8th graders, July 18-22, 1-3 p.m., $150.
Intermediate Greek Readings. For students who have finished a survey of elementary classical Greek equivalent to Honors Greek 1A-1B at Westminster. Readings will include a wide variety of selections from classical Greek authors such as Aesop, Herodotus, Xenophon, and Plato. Emphasis will be on reading at sight, identifying grammatical constuctions, and acquiring a larger vocabulary. July 11-22, 8-9 a.m., $150.
Vergil, The Aeneid. Reading and discussion of Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of Vergil’s Aeneid. Most of the reading will be done together in class, but some reading will be done at home. This course is intended for rising juniors and seniors. July 11- 22, 10-11 a.m., $150.
Camp Wildcat. A community-oriented environment specifically designed for students with daily activities ranging from arts and crafts to outdoor adventure trips and games. Campers will be separated into rising Kindergarten-2nd graders and rising 3rd-5th graders. Full-Day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $150; morning, 9am-noon, $100; afternoon, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $100. Themes: June 6-10 - Beach Blast; June 13-17 - Inspector gadget; June 20-24 - It’s a bugs life; June 27-July 1 - Happy Camper; July 11-15 - Pharaoh’s Egyptian Adventure; July 18-22 - A Galaxy Far Away; July 25 -9 - Christmas in July.
American Girl. Travel through time with your favorite American Girl Dolls. Campers will focus on a different American Girl each day, exploring their history through crafts, snacks, toys, games and lessons. Bring your own American Girl to join in our adventures. Rising Kindergarten-3rd graders, July 27-30, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $150. Rising 4th-5th graders, July 27-30, 9am-noon, $150. Robotics. In this NXT-based space adventure, campers will design, build and program their robots to work through light, touch, ultrasonic and sound sensors using the NXT line of Lego Robotics. This robotic feat will lead campers on the mechanical endeavor that reveals how exciting math, science and technology can be. Rising 5th-8th graders, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon, $175.
Girls Lily Pad Programming. This program will use Arduino robots to program wearable fashions that light up and blink. Items that can me made are hair clips, pins, jewelry, and more. Rising 3rd-6th graders, July 11-15, $150.
Computer Bot Programming. We will use a block based computer programming language to program a small bot to do various activities. If we are able, each student will get to keep their $50 robot at the end of the week.
Rising Kindergarten- 2nd graders, July 18-22,12:30-2:30 p.m., $150.
Whole Life Ministries
2621 Washington Road
Kids Camp. Ages 4-11, June 13-17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., $120.
Quest Camp. Ages 11-13, June 13-17, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., $120.
Encounter 2016. Overnight camp in Duluth, Ga. Ages 13-18, July 10 -12, $200 includes lodging, transportation, food.
William Avery Basketball Camps
Old Columbia Middle School at 6000 Columbia Road.
Summer Basketball Camp: May 23-27, 1 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-non on Friday. The camp will be for boys and girls in grades 1st-8th. There will be Early drop off and late pick-up available for an additional fee. $125 before April 24 and $175 after.