By Naimah Shaw

As the sun paints the sky with a warmth that beckons the beginning of summer, we begin to envelope our thoughts around the long days where the nights of no homework turn into mornings without the rush. Children anticipate the summer vacation as their mind reels around the days of making memories but that youthful exuberance and enthusiasm can make parents timid and anxious at the same time. Luckily, many organizations across the CSRA provide numerous opportunities for all ages and interests. These programs allow children to embark on learning new things, meeting new people while simultaneously affording parents the peace of mind of knowing their children are safe and having amazing summer opportunities.


La Pavilion Shopping Center
106 Pleasant Home Rd.,Suite 2S, Augusta.
Over the course of one week, class 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. Class participants should be prepared to experiment, learn, make mistakes, have fun and make art. Please call for additional details.


4204 Columbia Rd., Martinez.
3549 Windsor Spring Rd., Hephzibah.

3118 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta.
706-798-5547.7100 Evans Town Center Blvd. Evans.

Summer Camp. Ages 4-12. Weekly camps are available. This serves as a time that brings fun to all ages. Weekly themes are the key as all ages romp into summer. Children are involved in water play, reading programs, special field trips, dramatic play, art projects, and much, much more. School age children also enjoy teaming with the teachers to research different activities and planning for a group/class activity. Call for complete details.

Ace Ambition LLC
(706) 350-1722. Teaching young males how to create and take advantage of their opportunities through quality workshops and programs. Please call for additional summer camp information.

Active Climbing
643 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown
Summer Camp Sessions, 8:30am – 2:00pm
Session 1: June 19 to 23, Session 2: June 26 to 30
Session 3: July 10 to 14, Session 4: July 17 to 21 and Session 5: July 24 to 28. Offering camp care for $10 per hour, each day.

122 Laurens St., SW, Aiken.
Contact Cathy Rumble at 803-641-9094 or email
Online registration for Aiken Center for the Arts Summer Camps begins April 1.

Discovering Art. June 19-July 28. Half days or whole days for the older students. $140 for a week of half-days (9:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00  p.m.) and $265 for a week of whole days (9:00 a.m. to 4:00  p.m.). All art supplies are provided. Campers bring snacks and lunch.

4-6 Year Olds. Explore five letters from the alphabet each week as they relate to art. For example “A” for acrylic, aboriginal, abstract, etc.

Rising 1st-4th Graders. Create art projects that features a specific style, artist, time period, etc. 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, Mixed Medium 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.

803-642-7559 or 803-663-6142.

Summer Adventure at Aiken County Recreation Center (Graniteville location). Ages 6-12. Weekly, June 5-August 11 (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.

1920 Highland Ave. Augusta.

Irish Kids’ Football Clinic, Rising 1st to 8th graders, Thursday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Aquinas football stadium. Cost: Pre Registration, $25 day of camp, $35. Includes t-shirt, snacks and drinks.

Lady Irish Basketball Camp

June 22 to 24

2nd to 5th grade grils 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

6th to 9th grade girls 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coaches Luke Heusel. Michael Lammers and Rick Cundey.

Lunch will be included on Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 for both groups. Cost: $60 until May 1 and $75 from May 2 to 30 and $100 after May 30. Topics covered include Basic Basketball Skills to include passing, dribbling, shooting, post play, rebounding and numerous opportunites are provided to practice these skills in an individual and a team or competitive environment.

Aquinas Basketball Camp

Rising 3rd to 8th graders

June 5 to 9th and June 12 to 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $125 per week (if a child comes both weeks it will be $200 per camper). Lunch will be provided each day for campers and a t-shirt will be given to each camper. Coaces Darren Douglas and Ralph Godbee and the Fightin’ Irish Basketball players.

Aquinas High School Band Camp

July 17 to 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost:$125 before June 30 and $150 after June 30. For rising 5th to 12th graders, learn to play a musical instrument, meet new people and become a part of something special at Aquinas High School. No experience is needed, as long as students come with a willingness to learn. Space is limited and this camp fills up quickly. For more information, email

Art Camp: July 10 to 14 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rising 6th to 9th graders. Cost:$125. Teacher Mr. Jay Jacobs. This art course will provide students a variety of mediums, techniques and processes while focusing on how they could be utilized in a potential career or for personal expression. We will touch on art history, keeping a daily sketchbook, how to read symbolism in art, the basic nature of collaboration, working as a creative team, creative problem solving and how art is used in advertising and branding.

Creative Writing Camp, Rising 6 to 12th graders, June 5 to 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost $100, Teacher: Mr. Ryan Fenton. This writing camp focues on the craft of writing as an art form. Students will discuss the varied forms of creative writing, explore examples and models from famous writers and most importantly, students will write for beauty, imagination and fun. Students will discover their unique writing voice and style through and exploration of the creative process.

Practical Writing Camp

Rising 9th to 12th graders, June 19-23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost: $100. Teacher Mr. Ryan Fenton. This writng camp cocuses on the practical use of writing as a tool. Studnets will analyze and practice various forms of argumentative writing, including basic academic essays, college essays and resumes and cover letters for schloarships and employment. Students will hone their ability to both explain and convince through argumentative writing process.

4275-B Washington Road, Evans.
iCreate Camp to 2nd to 5th graders. Cost: $175.
tater tARTS to June 5 to July 21 $90.
Includes projects in clay, ceramics, canvas, glass and junk art.  Camp dates June 5 to July 21.

3850 Washington Rd.
Please call for additional details.

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 weeklong sessions.

Traditional Residential Camp. Ages 7-16. Eight one-week sessions, June 4-July 23. (No camp July 3-7.) $730 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 4-July 23. (No camp July 3-7.) $895 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 4-July 1; Sessions 2: July 2-July 29. $1,800 per session, plus $150 store fee. A rigorous four 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.

Kitty Hernlen, 706-721-8741.

Ages 6-13. July 17-21. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Limited to 60 campers. Hosted at Camp Tanglewood in Columbia County.  Limited bus transportation is available.

3402 Peach Orchard Rd., Augusta

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 5-9, $105 plus a $20 registration fee. Ages 6-8, June 19-23, $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 12-16, $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.

4150 Washington Rd., Suite 4, Evans.
Please call or check their website for camp or clinic information.

313 Baston Rd.
706-863-2905 ext. 136.

Enrichment Camps and Courses. The Great Hydration Exploration Science Camp is for rising 1st-6th graders. Dates June 12-16, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explore the versatility of water, model the water cycle, build a filtration system and discover how water is used around the world and improves our lives. Fun in the Son Summer Camp for rising 1st-6th graders. Contact Sheri Dekle at or call 706-863-2905, ext 272 for more info. Athletic Camps. Participants will receive instruction in skill development, team concepts, spiritual growth, motivation and mental approaches to the game. Football Camp for rising 5th-8th grade boys. Dates: June 19-22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Contact Coach Keith Walton at Other camps will be offered in baseball, soccer, cheer, volleyball and softball. College Entrance Exam Prep Course by local and proven SAT tutor and instructor, Sheila Stewart at

898 Weinberger Way, Evans (Off Fury’s Ferry Rd. between Hardy McManus Rd. and N. Belair Rd.).

AJCC Summer Day Camp. Ages 3-13. Ten sessions from May 30-August 4. Monday through Friday 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Early drop off (beginning at 7:30 AM) and late stay (until 6:00 PM) available for an additional fee. $165 per week for regular 5-day camp. $135 per week May 30-June 2 (no camp May 29). $135 per week July 3-July 7 (no camp July 4). $230 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. Ten sessions from May 30-August 4. Monday through Friday 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. $130 per week for 5-day camp. $105 per week May 30-June 2 (no camp May 29). $105 per week July 3-July 7 (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.

All camp staff is first-aid and CPR certified. All lifeguard staff is first-aid and CPR certified.

Registration will be available online beginning mid-April. See website for discounts available.

*Mini Campers ages 3 and 4 also have the option to attend camp the entire day from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Camp fees would be the same as for the AJCC Summer Day Camp. Early drop off (beginning at 7:30 AM) and late stay (until 6:00 PM) available for an additional fee.

706-826-4707. or

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. 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.

285 Flowing Wells Rd., Martinez.

Visit their website for the latest camp information and online registration.

Day Camps

Ants Camp. Rising Pre-School and Pre-K. Weekly, June 5-9 thru July 24-28. $250/week; 9 a.m.-noon, $130/week. Campers explore a new theme each week through games and activities. A snack is provided. Bring a nut free lunch each day.

Grasshoppers Camp. Rising Kindergarten to 4th grade. Weekly June 5-9 thru July 24-28 $250/week. 9 a.m.-noon. $130/week;. Campers explore a new theme each week through arts and crafts, music, movement, games and activities in an environment that fosters growth and independence. Our quality hands-on activities will challenge and entertain your child as they participate in daily sports and recreation, creative arts, structured and exploratory activities, and more! Bring a nut-free lunch each day.

ADVENTURE CAMP: This day camp option will be offered in Weeks 3 & 5.  Our Day Camps offer children the opportunity to feel the warmth and comfort of home while at Camp. Camp adventure is Prep’s newest day camp. Each day will be themed for example: “All about Animals”, “All about Augusta”, “Nothing but Fun” The campers will adventure through these themed days taking a field trip per day to some destination associated with that theme. Example field trips.. Augusta History Museum, Augusta Canal, bowling, petting zoo, movie theater. Campers will be engaged in activities such as arts and crafts and games and activities. Campers will also hear guest speakers related to that days theme. It will be an adventure of a lifetime.  Adventure Camp is available to any rising 1st-6th grade student in the commuting area.  Camp runs from 9am-3pm for $270/camper/week. Please prepare to send your child with a nut-free sack lunch, close toed shoes and sunscreen.

Specialty Camps

ART CAMP: This art camp offered in Week 1 (June 5-9) from 9am-12pm HALF DAY or 9am-3pm FULL DAY for rising 1st-5th graders is a new summer course for children that love to create. The students will improve their skills while making projects using a variety of media, including pencil, pastel, acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, printmaking, metal, wire, wood, clay, crafts, and mixed-media. Several projects will feature lessons in art history while focusing on technique and art making fundamentals. Full and Half-Day options are available for this camp. Half Day, 9am-12pm, $140, 9am-3pm, $275.

FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP: The forensic science exploratory camp offered in Week 1 & 6(June 5-9 & July 17-21) 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 the evidence to the appropriate suspect. Students will receive information packets for the topics covered, a magnifying glass, and a certificate of completion. All materials for the investigations will be provided on site. Topics covered include but are not limited to: Blood spatter analysis and blood typing (using synthetic blood). Collecting, classifying, and identifying fingerprints. Microscopic investigations including hair, fiber, and soil analysis. Methods for calculating the time of death. DNA evidence. Tool marks and ballistics. Quantitative analysis including chromatography, flame tests, gravimetric analysis, etc.Students will receive information packets for the topics covered, a forensics kit, and certificate of completion. 9am – 12pm for rising 4th-9th graders, $150.

WIZARDRY CAMP: Come out during Week 1 & 6 (June 5-9 & July 17-21) and Join us on a magical journey through science and technology. Students will learn tricks, scientific concepts, and illusions to delight family and friends. We will mix potions that change color, glow in the dark, and behave mysteriously. Light and optics present us with dazzling learning opportunities as we make paper dragons whose gaze follows our every movement and scratch holograms that reveal themselves in bright light. Our magical explorations will even delve into the strange biology of creatures that seem almost too strange to exist, such as goblin sharks and the tufted deer. We will even create our own pet slimes. Participants will even make their own magic wands capable of some interesting effects. Students will be able to take their creations home each day to share with their families and friends. A certificate of completion certifying their wizardness will be presented to them at the conclusion of the camp.1pm-4pm for rising 4th-9th graders, $150.

AVENTURA EN Español: this camp offered in Week 2 & 5 (June 12-June 16 & July 10-July 14) is a Spanish immersion camp for rising 6th-9th graders. Students will explore a theme through music, cultural activities, food, art, film, and guided research completely in Spanish. Students will present a short program at the end of the week. Students may be beginning or intermediate Spanish speakers. All students will commit to speaking only in Spanish during the camp hours.Week 6 theme: Students will be introduced to the world of robotics.  This interactive camp will be held each day from 9am-12pm.

IDEAVENTIONS MINI-EINSTEINS CAMP: In this camp offered in Week 3 & Week 7 (June 19-June 23 & July 24-July 28) This creative introduction to STEM takes preschoolers through a variety of STEM activities aimed at learning beginning concepts of science, technology and engineering, with a tie in to literature and math. Children become immersed in the topics as they are exposed to the vocabulary, lab equipment, scientific process and engineering design cycle in a fun and engaging environment. 9:00am-12:00pm each day for rising PS-K students, $220.

HIP HOP DANCE CAMP:  This camp back by popular demand offered in Week 3 (June 19-June 23) for ages 6-13 and led by Mrs. Heather Brown will allow students to learn body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Your child will learn moves that are dynamic and athletic incorporating jumps, breaks, and rotations in the movements. Hip hop dancing is considered great exercise and helps dancers improve flexibility, develop body balance, and coordination. Athletic hip hop dance classes are a great way to simply let go and dance without the limitations of classical dance techniques that are required in ballet and tap. Camp will be held on the campus of Augusta Prep in the Hull Fine Arts Center, #12 on the Augusta Prep Map found HERE from 9am-12pm, $130.

INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS: In this camp offered in Week 3 (June 19-June 23) students will be introduced to the world of robotics. Students will learn to think like engineers as they design, build, and program autonomous robots for various tasks using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform. They will also be able to attempt missions from the most recent First Lego League Animal Allies season on an official competition board.  This interactive camp experience led by Augusta Prep technology teacher Lauren Ivey will be held in the Middle School Computer Lab, #8 on the Augusta Prep Map HERE from 9:00am-12:00pm each day for rising 3rd-6th graders, $150.

EDIBLE SCIENCE:  In this camp offered in Week 3 (June 19-June 23) students will see how cool it would be to eat a science experiment! In this camp, each child will be creating an edible experiment that they can also eat. Using simple ingredients right from the kitchen, these tasty treats will take science to a whole new level. This interactive camp experience led by Augusta Prep teacher Tracie Long will be held in Goodwins Commons, #13 on the Augusta Prep Map found HERE from 1:00pm-4:00pm each day for rising 3rd-6th graders, $150.

AP CHESS CAMP AM HALF DAY: In this camp offered in Week 4 (June 26-June 30) Join Mr. Kho to explore the game of Chess! Whether your child is a beginner chess player or ready to play their first tournament, this exciting camp will improve their game. Mr. Kho uses a variety of ways to teach the game and keep camp exciting! Each half day will consist of lessons, strategy, and practice play. This is a perfect way to challenge your mind in a fun way! 9am-12pm, $200, ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A CHESS SET AND A COMPLETION CERTIFICATE! Ages 6-13 AP CHESS Camp will be held in Middle School Room 11 on the Augusta Prep Map HERE

MINI MUSICAL THEATER CAMP: We are delighted to offer mini musical theater camp this summer in week 5 (July 10-July 14). Students will prepare and then perform a musical program for their families on the last day of camp. Musicals will be introduced to students through a variety of outlets, such as story time, videos, puppet shows and more. Students have the opportunity to paint and create backdrops, memorize speaking parts and sing songs. Students will also help make props, create costumes, learn basic music/theater vocabulary and play a variety of games to reinforce performance skills. This is the perfect opportunity for students to practice working as a team, experience sharing their true artistic abilities in front of an audience, and promote the value of self-expression and creativity. This is a full day camp held from 9am-3pm Monday – Friday, $250. 

IDEAVENTIONS JR ROBOTICS: Space Battles: Join Spark Academy during Week 6 (July 17-July 21)  Invent robotic LEGO® creations that come alive! Join us on a robotic adventure inspired by Star Wars. Build speeder bikes, pod racers, motorized walkers, space doors, and launchers for our Star Wars LEGO® characters as we practice the engineering design cycle. Using robotic sensors, motors, the WeDo visual programming environment, and LEGOs® to enter a new galaxy where you solve problems using creative thinking and learn engineering and mechanics.

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced.  Camp will be held on the campus of Augusta Prep in the Lower School Library for rising 1st – 4th graders from 9am-12:00pm, $220. 

IDEAVENTIONS SUPER HERO’S POWER STEM CAMP: Join Spark Academy during Week 6 (July 17-July 21) We all know that super heroes have special powers! In this fast-paced adventure class, we cover a different super hero or heroine each day and learn about the physics, chemistry, or biology of their super powers or super gadgets. We may even venture into the world of the villains, whose powers are also difficult to defeat. From the elasticity of Elastigirl to Spiderman’s web shooters and the mutations of the X-Men, we explore the science behind them. Camp will be held on the campus of Augusta Prep in the Lower School art room for rising 1st – 4th graders from 1pm-4:00pm, $220.

IDEAVENTIONS IDEABUSTERS CAMP: Join Spark Academy during Week 7 (July 24-July 28) Inspired by MythBusters, we’ll don our lab coats and safety goggles and test some myths. In this fun and imaginative camp, we’ll bust myths using science and engineering. Just as in the show, campers will be challenged to brainstorm ways to test to see if a myth is verified, plausible or busted. If you like coming up with ideas and testing them, welcome to ideabusters. We won’t stop until all our myths are fully tested! Camp will be held on the campus of Augusta Prep in the Lower School art room for rising 1st – 4th graders from 9am-3:00pm, $370. 

Academic Enrichment Academy

Organizational Skills. June 19-June 22 & July 17- July 20, 5th-12th graders, 9-9:55 a.m. $120. Organization is a matter of routine. Have a place for everything and routinely put everything in its place.

Study Skills. June 19-June 23 & July 17- July 21, 10-10:55 a.m., 5th-12th graders. $120. Learn different learning style strategies, how you best learn, your best study environment and how your personality effects your learning style.

Pre-Algebra Prep. June 19-June 23 & July 17- July 21 July 24-July 28 & July 31-August 4pre-algebra skills.9-9:55am $145. For students who want to be well prepared in their math skills for entrance into pre-algebra.

Math Test Strategies. July 24-July 28 & July 31-August 4, 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 24-July 28 & July 31-August 4, 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 24-July 28 & July 31-August 4), 12-12:55 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. July 31-August 4, 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. July 31-August 4, 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 Pre-kindergarten. July 31-August 4, 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. July 31-August 4, 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-8th grade. June 12-16 and July 17-21. $120 HALF DAY 9am-12pm, $200 FULL DAY 9am-3pm. 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 5-9 & July 17-21. Ages 3-5, 8-

9 a.m., $129/week. Ages 3-16, 9:15am-12:15am, $156/week. Ages 7-16, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m $230/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 5-9, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday. All skill levels. Rising 1st-8th grader. $140.

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. 


Day Camps. Ages 4-12. 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.

The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Dr.
Call or check website for details.


Learn to sail at the Augusta Sailing Club youth camp for ages 8-14.  Have fun and get self-confidence, ship shape habits, water safety and make new friends.  One week sessions with instruction from beginning to advanced, taugt to each participants’ skill level.

For more information, contact Mr. Ryan Hargrave (803)201-6672 or

Please call for additional camp details.


Augusta University CyberCamp. Residential camp. 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.

Health Sciences Summer Academy. For rising juniors and seniors. Residential camp. 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.

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. Phone/walk in registration beginning March

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 for information or email 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.

262 Furys Ferry Rd.
Call or check the website for details.

925 Stevens Creek Rd., Augusta.

4124 Madeline Dr., Augusta.

7100 Evans Towne Center Blvd., Evans.

1209 Augusta Ave., Augusta.

At Big Blue Marble Academy, children are given the opportunity to learn and explore in fun and rewarding ways. Their individuality will not be lost in the effort to educate them and Big Blue Marble Academy strives to strike that delicate balance between learning and life experience so children have both the knowledge and social sense they need to be successful today and prepare them for the future.

Beulah Grove Baptist Church Building of Opportunities,
1434 Poplar St. Augusta.

Jean Callaway, 706-722-4999,

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. REGISTRATION FEE: $45 non-refundable (per child)- Due upon receipt of application

ACTIVITY FEE: $85.00 – Must be paid by April 29, 2017, if early registration.

Registration after April 29, 2017, must pay registration and activity fee at time of registration.

WEEKLY FEE: $70/ week per child—First Week is due by June 1, 2017.

Program starts – June 5th.

Program closed – July 4th.

Program Finale – July 14th.


Day Camp.Theme-oriented summer camp with a fun-filled environment. Field trip, breakfast and lunch included.

One week Camps. See website for information.

C&C Gymnastics
1340 Augusta West Parkway, Augusta.

It’s that time again…Sweet summertime! No school, pool days, and vacations. But, what about those days you are not out of town or do not have anything planned for the kids? C&C Kids Camp is your answer!

Our camp days are filled with indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, and GYMNASTICS! Our highly-trained staff helps your child realize that C&C is a place where they belong and can be themselves. Learning new skills and making new friends is all a part of our amazing camp experience!

1833 Broad St, Augusta, GA.
(706) 364-5762.
WWW. salvationarmyaugusta org.

Camp Kroc is an ACA accredited day camp program in which children can play and grow in a safe and positive  ACA accredited day camp program. Camplers enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, group games, sports, in house field trips, Bible lessons and more. Camp Kroc offers a well-rounded experience for kids to enjoy everything the kroc has to offer. Sessions start May 22 and go until August 11 and every week brings a new theme.

Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, Aiken.
Scott McNeely.

639 Furys Ferry Rd.

Princess Dance Camps. Ages 3-7. Weeks offered in June and July. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. Call for more Information. Summer Intensive. Classical ballet and Pointe, boys ballet, partnering and hip hop.

3131 Walton Way, Augusta.

Covenant Summer Fun. May 30-July 27, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-1pm. Closed July4, 11-13 for Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Babies(6mths)/Toddlers(2years) (1 or 2 days weekly max) $15/day or $220, 2years to Rising 1st graders (3 days weekly) $15/day or $340. Kids are required to bring lunch.

2763 Allenwood Farm Drive, Appling.

June 5-9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 7-13, limited to 8 campers, $300.

June 12-16, 9:30 a.m.-3pm, $300

Grooming, saddling, bridling, bathing horses, horsemanship, arena and trail riding.

2248 Walton Way. Augusta.

Day Camp at EDS is a seven week day camp fro children three to 12 years of age. Three year old campers must be toilet trained and have been in a preschool program for at least one year. Campers will explore, create, learn and be active. Day camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended day (until 5:00 p.m.) and half day (until 1:00 p.m.) options available. Each week will have an amazing theme and all projects and activities will center around the theme. Every day, students will participate in sports, athletics, arts, crafts, outdoor play, a weekly special and other rotations.

June 5-9: Theatre Workshop

June 12-16: Ecology-The World Around Us

June 19-23: Food and Farm – The Edible Garden

July 10-14: Bottle Rockets and Fantastic Science

July 17-21: Science Olympics

July 24-28: Olympics/Sports World Cup

Pricing: Full Day Early Bird (March 1- May 15) $180/week, Half Day Early Bird (March 1- May 15) $130/week, Full Day (After May 15) $190/week, Half Day (After May 15) $140/week, Extended Day, $40/week.

Speciality Camps at EDS

Counselor in Training (CIT) at EDS

Have your teenager apply for our Counselor in Training program and learn valuable leadership skills. This volunteer position in for teens ages 13 to 16. Young leaders will get CPR/First Aid Certified and work hands on with younger children and be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of activities for the camp.

In addition to the Day Camp, EDS will offer specialty camps where skills can be honed in one specific area. Specialty Camps include Big G Basketball Camp, Mud Puppy Music Club (formerly The Learning Groove) with Tara Scheyer, EDS Cheerleading Camp with Augusta University, Welcome to School with Wendy Moody and Lynda Smith (for incoming young threes and threes) These speciality camps will run either for one full week or once a week for a period of time (4-8 weeks).

EDS Sports Camps:

June 19-23, Big G Basketball Camp with Garrett Siler, Campers age 8 to 16, $180, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with lunch included.

June 5, 12, 19 and 26. July 10, 17, The Mud Puppy Music Club with Tara Scheyer, Infants to four year old with parents, $110 for the primary participant and $100 for siblings. Monday at 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

June 5, 12, 19 and 26. July 10, 1

Music Club with Tara Scheyer, Infants to four year old with parents, $110 for the primary participant and $100 for siblings. Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

June 26-30, Cheerleading Camp with Augusta University Jaguars, Rising 1st to rising 5th grade girls, $150, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

July 17-23, Welcome to School with Wendy Moore and Lynda Smith, Incoming Young Three’s to PK, $130, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

July 31- August 4, Ideaventions presents Summer Einstein, Three’s to Rising K, $220, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

July 31- August 4, Ideaventions presents Junior Robotics-Atlantis, Rising 1st to Rising 3rd, $220, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

July 31- August 4, Sweet Feet Soccer, Ages 3 to 14, $150, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

July 31- August 4, Extended Day Option until 3:30 p.m.. Open to all students who are enrolled in either Ideaventions or Sweet Feet Soccer, $40, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. J

706-922-9622 .
Call each branch or check the Family Y website for details at

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.

Day Camps

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. 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 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. 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. 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. 660 Joey Zorn Boulevard, Barnwell, SC 29813. 803 450 4151

Family Y Child Development Center. Ages 4 years. Weekly sessions. 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.. 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. 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, Patriot’s Park, 5445 Columbia Rd.  For more information. 706-364-3269.

Camp North Augusta. Traditional Camp for ages 5-12. Weekly sessions,. 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. 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. 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 Y in Thomson. Ages 5-12. Locations in Thomson and Warrenton. 706-597-0051

Y 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

Call the Wilson Family YMCA at 706-922-9624 or email Shermayne Reynolds at Campers bring a backpack, sack lunch, water bottle, snack and spray-on sunscreen. $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 the water 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. Please email for more details.

3500 Walton Way Ext.
Patti Fowler, 706-731-5366.

Open registration: Friday, April 1 in the Preschool Building hallway from 9-10 a.m. Camps are held May 30-July 20, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. No camp June 5-9.

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
540 Telfair St., Augusta.

Please call for summer camp information.

3165 Damascus Rd.

Please call for information on summer camp offerings.

506 Telfair St., Augusta.

Summer Art Camps. Session 1: June 12-16, Session 2: June 19-23, Session 3: June 26-30, Session 4: July 10-14, Session 5: July 17-21, Session 6: July 24-28, Hours, Mornings: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Afternoons: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Age Groups, 5 to 7, 8 to 9 and 10 to 14. Session Activites: Drawing and 2-D Design, Sculpture and 3-D Design, Painting and Mixed Media, Clay Play, Paint Explosion, Bracelets, Wallets & More, 3-D Exploration. Cost: Member: $85 for half day, $145 for full day. Non-member, $125 for half day, $225 for full day. June Theme: Art Through the Ages. Students will look at many examples of art from history’s pages and use these past works as inspiration in their own creations. July Theme: Art in the Now. Students will look at Modern art to their favorite art of today for their “in the now” inspiration. Register online at Session, age group activities schedule to be determined.

Camp Tanglewood, 4687 Columbia Rd.

Check website for camp information.

4272 Washington Rd., Suite 2, Evans.
706-650-2225. or

Summer Mini Camps. Please call for additional information

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

Youth Baseball Camp. 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.

Call for exact dates, times and cost!

124 Cedar Lane, Martinez.

Janice Mousseau

Camp days are filled with indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, and GYMNASTICS! Highly-trained staff helps your child realize that C&C is a place where they belong and can be themselves. Learning new skills and making new friends is all a part of our amazing camp experience.

Camp Flip Flop begins May 30th, Ages 4 to 13, Camp hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., (Early drop off 7:30 a.m. and late pick up 5:30 p.m.) Weekly and Daily Rates Available. PRESCHOOL CAMP begins June 5th

Ages 3 to 5, Camp hours 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Weekly rates. Register online. Camp Flip Flop. Ages 3-5 and 4-13. Weekly themes.

Greubel’s MMA:
2917 Riverwest Drive, Suite 101, Augusta.
(706) 737-0911.
Greubel’s MMA Summer Camp, Monday to Friday
May 30 – August 4th, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

4300 Evans To Locks Rd., Evans.

Camp Haydens. Ages 5 and up. One-week sessions held. 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. $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.

Health Sciences Summer Academy –

Students will explore scientific discovery and research. The HSSA curriculum is devoted to specific themes of patient assessment, chronic illness, disease and trauma care.

Basic dates Sunday, June 4 – 9, 2017

This is a one week residential program for 30 rising junior and senior high school students.

Advanced dates Sunday, June 25-30, 2017

This is a one week residential program for 20 rising senior and college students.

502 Hickory Hill Drive, Hickory Hill Historic House Museum, Thomson.

Franke L. Smith,

Dig History! Archeology Camp. Ages 11-17. 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. 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. $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.

1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken.

Summer Adventures Day Camp. Ages 5-12 at the start of the session. Weekly camps June 5-August 18. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Themed sessions with sports, swimming, games, special guests, arts and crafts. Campers must bring a snack, drink and bag lunch daily. Register at 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

Summer Fun Day Camp. Ages 5-14 at the start of the season. Weekly camps June 5-August 18. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost per week is $60 for Aiken City residents and $78 for out of city residents. Children are encouraged to let their imagination run wild with indoor and outdoor activities, field trips and interaction with special guests.

Registration starts: 3/27/2017

Integrated CSS (Coding Strategies and Solutions)

Want your child to get one on one or small group coding experience from qualified instructors?


Call for additional details!


JAMP Summer Session. June 5 to July 14, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fun, Exciting and Educational, Youth Grades K4 to 12th. Auditions by appointment but anyone can join in the summer. The Augusta Museum of History. For more info go to and click JAMP.

4321 Evans To Lock Rd., Evans.

Call or check website for details.

1005 Broad St. Augusta.

Summer Camp 2017. 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. Call for information.

Fleming Tennis Center,
1850 Chester Ave., Augusta.

Partial scholarships are available.

Summer Tennis/Fitness Camp. May 29- July 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 6-18. $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 29th 9:00am- 5:00pm. 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.

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.

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 30- June 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Beach—shorts, tote, cover up.

Session 2. June 5-8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Road Trip —drawstring bag, travel pillow, hipster tote.

Session 3. June  12-15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fashion—skirt, purse, headband.

Session 4. June 20-23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sleepover—pillowcase, lounge pants, eye mask.

Session 5. June  26-29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. American Girl- projects for your doll.

Session 6. July 5-July 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hello Dolly — cloth dolly, bedding , tote

Session 7. July 10-July 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Back to School– quilted book bag, pencil pouch, compisition notebook cover, owl stuffy

Session 8. July 31st- Aug 10-3 p.m. Harry Potter–  reading pillow  tote, composition book cover, owl stuffy

3103 Wrightsboro Rd.

Tennis and Swim Summer Camp. Ages 7-17. 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. Tuesday-Friday. 8:30-9:15 a.m. $50 per week.

Phone: (706) 860-9288.

Ages 4-18– Within each camp, players will be grouped by ages and levels to guarantee the maximum amount of improvement and FUN. The more skilled players in the Play Group may be mixed with the Performance Program, and the top of Performance Group will be mixed with High Performance.

3843 Martinez Blvd., Suite 104, Martinez.

Summer Brain Camp. May 29-August 4th. 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 at NO EXTRA CHARGE! $50 registration fee. Ask about sibling discounts.

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).

Each day of our Swamp Explorers Camp we will focus on a different exciting nature-themed topic.

Swamp Critters daily activities and discussions will be based around topics of wetland ecosystems, mammals, birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles. Other topics like water conservation and the natural and urban water cycle will also be explored.

Bees, Birds, and Butterflies camp will focus on topics of bees, birds, and butterflies (of course), as well as other pollinators, insect life cycles, invasive species, and planting for our pollinators.

June 5 – 9: Swamp Critters

June 12 – 16: Bees, Birds & Butterflies

June 19 – 23: Swamp Critters

June 26 – 30: Bees, Birds & Butterflies

Camps costs $175 and  runs from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Before and after care is available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for an additional fee.

Sweetwater Park, Thomson.

Baseball Camp. Ages 7-14. June 26- 30. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $135. 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. Team Rate: $125

Softball Camp. Girls ages 7-14. June 26- 30. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $135. Team rates available. Top-notch instruction in all aspects of the game. Same format as their traditional baseball camp. Team Rate: $125

471 University Parkway, Aiken.
1-800-968-4332 or 803-641-3474 .

Camp Invention. Rising 1st-6th graders. 6/12/2017 – 6/16/2017. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $225. 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. Modules include: Duct Tape Billionaire where they explore patents, hear how to launch a business, and present their products to mock investors, Mission: Space Makers- This mission takes your child out of this world to locate and prepare a new planet for human habitation, Have a Blast where Your child will fling, fly and float through high-energy air battles while using physics to boost their advantage. Children engineer a variety of working tools, including “snowball” throwers, a giant air cannon and more;  Operation Keep Out- A young inventor’s dream come true, children create the ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Box to keep treasures secure. First, they must decode a note written in invisible ink, take apart worn out electronics and then wire their own unique Alarm Box.

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 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.

(706) 869-4128
4210 Columbia Rd Ste 12B., Martinez.

Specializing in ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder. Before and after hours childcare available.
Call for additional summer camp information.


Accept the challenge!  STEM summer programs: Createng, GSSM’s statewide engineering summer camp for rising 8th -9th graders, Aiken: June 26-29 at North Augusta High School. GoSciTech, GSSM’s Science & Technology summer camp experience for rising 8th – 10th graders. Lean more and enroll your smart student.

Greene Street.
Jamie Garvey, 706-724-9641.
St John Choir Camp: Please call for additional details

5232 White Oak Rd., Appling.
(813) 714-2456.

Summer Horse Camp. Ages 6 and up. Weekly session start dates: June5, June12, June 26, July 10th and July 17th  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $275 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.

706-542-3537 or 1-800-811-6640.
Please call for additional details

6420 Pollards Pond Rd., Appling.

Junior Camp. Overnight camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island. Marsh ecology, study animal life, play, volunteer, talent show and more. 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.. See the website to download registration form.

USK  Soccer Academy Summer Soccer Clinics and Training.

Evans, GA.

For more information or to register, go to

Ready to have some fun while learning more about the game of soccer from British coaches? USK Soccer Academy is a locally owned company that specializes in British-style soccer coaching. USK offers two types of soccer clinics for ages 3 to 14. All clinics are week long (Monday-Friday)

Little Kickers: This clinic is a one hour clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for children ages three to five. It Introduces children to the sport of soccer while playing games to teach basic skills. The cost is $50.

Soccer School: This clinic is a three hour clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children ages  six to 14, both beginner and experienced. It focuses on the technical breakdown of skills, tricks and turns. There is a different skill concentration each day in addition to learning more about the sport of soccer in Europe. The cost is $110.

One-on-one training: This training is conducted in the afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is held at the location of the clinic. These are one hour sessions. Sessions are $50 per hour. Package rates are also available for the week.

Goalkeeper Training: This training is conducted on Thursday afternoons at the location of the clinic from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This training is conducted in a group setting. The cost for this session is $20.

Summer 2017 Clinic Schedule:

June 5-9, Fellowship Baptist Church, Grovetown

June 12-16, Liberty Park Community Center, Grovetown, June 19-23, Goodale Park, Grovetown, June 26-30, Liberty Park Community Center, Grovetown.

Matthews, Ga.
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.
706-294-3492. OR 706-922-4646

Cooking Camp. Pre-Beginner, ages 6-7, June 5-9. Beginners, ages 8-10, June 12-16, July10-14. Intermediate, June19-23 ages 8-14 who have attended at least one year, Advanced Beginners June 26-30, ages 11-14, Advanced July 17-21, ages 11-14 who have attended 2 or more years. 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 24 students weekly.


3067 Wheeler Rd., Augusta,
Contact Debra Mclarnnon
(706) 731-5260 x 2219. Check for more information.
Online Registration at begins March 27.


Board Game Club, Stephanie Waldecker

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 Pandemic, board games such as Sequence and Clue Mysteries, and card games such as Saboteur and Diamonds. Many other card games will also be included. Rising seventh – 12th grades, June 12 – 16, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $80.

Community Ecology, Sean McLarnon

Students will learn fundamental concepts and theories in Community Ecology through hands-on fieldwork. This program includes trips to local sites each day to collect samples as well as analyzing samples back at the lab and writing a formal report on their very own original research! Biology and Algebra are prerequisites. Westminster students may receive .25 Upper School elective credit for this summer program.

Rising ninth – 12th grades, June 26 – 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., $260.00.

Driver’s Education, Russ Gladden

Driver’s Education is back! Join us for a week of classroom instruction, followed by six scheduled hours of behind-the-wheel training completed between June 12 and August 18. Students must have a valid driver’s permit to register for the course. (Early bird and multi-camp discounts do not apply to this program.)

Students with a Learner’s Permit, June 5 – 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., $460.00.

Happy Hands, Kim Barfield

Preschoolers will develop and cultivate skills through sensory play and hands-on activities. Research shows that sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. Your children will just think they’re having fun!

Rising PK3 – Rising Kindergarten, June 12 – 16 , 9 – 11:30 a.m., $160, Rising PK3-Rising Kindergarten June 19 – 23, 9 – 11:30 a.m., $160.

Middle School Study Skills, Tracy Lutz

Begin the new school year off right with the Study Skills course! This one-week 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 may use and review the material once the new school year begins. This class is especially important for rising sixth-graders and new Westminster Middle School students.

Rising sixth – eighth grades, July 17 – 21. 10 a.m. – noon, $160 .

Reading Comprehension, Cindy Pantsari

Students will learn a variety of reading strategies to improve comprehension and fluency in fiction and nonfiction. Rising sixth – eighth grades, July 17 – 21, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., $160.

Spark, Elizabeth Meeks

This course will “spark” a love for reading, writing, and math in our young students. 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 of 2017. Spark will expose students to the classroom curriculum to ensure a smooth transition to the next grade level. Rising 1st-2nd grades, June 26 – 30, 9 a.m. – noon $160.

Writing Warriors, Tracy Lutz

This course is 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 sixth – eighth grades, July 10 – 14, 10 a.m. – noon, $160.


Camp Wildcat, Missy Smith

Camp Wildcat is a community-oriented environment designed for students of all ages. Daily activities at this fun-filled camp range from arts and crafts to outdoor adventure trips and games. Activities will vary from week to week, based on theme.,

June 5 – 9: Sweet Summer Time, June 26 – 30: All American Week

June 12 – 16: Mad Scientist, July 10 – 14: Super Hero Week

June 19 – 23: Hollywood, July 17 – 21: Bon Voyage Summer

Rising Kindergarten – second grade or, Morning: 9 a.m. – noon, $110** Rising third – fifth grades, Afternoon: noon – 3 p.m., $110** **(price is per session/week), Full-Day:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $160**

Eric Carle Book Camp, Jenni Shaver

Explore the world of Eric Carle through crafts, food and activities. Immerse your child in a world of wonderful literature, beautiful illustrations, fun crafts, and amazing theme snacks! Rising PK4 – first grade, July 10 – 14, 9 – 11 a.m., $110


Adventures in Art, Vivian Hornsby

Come join us for a fun art-filled summer program! Build up your painting skills and sculpture techniques! Create and take home your very own art! Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel! Rising PK4 – second, June 5-9, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., $160. Rising third – fifth grade, June 12-16, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., $160.

Beginner Tap, Carlee Van Duzer

Rising first through rising third graders will study some basic tap steps and the line dancing steps including flap, shuffle, tap slides, grapevine, squares, and any combination of tap sounds that meets their development level. They will also discuss the general history of tap and watch an array of tap dancers throughout the ages. The class will perform a choreographed number for parents and friends at the end of the week. (All participants will be required to purchase their own tap shoes.) Rising first – third grade, June 26 – 30, 9 – 11:30 a.m., $110.

Beginner Tap, Carlee Van Duzer

Rising fourth through sixth graders will study basic tap steps including flap, shuffle, maxi-ford, Charleston, tap slides, time steps, and any combination of tap sounds that meets their development level. They will also discuss the history of and some prominent figures in tap. The class will perform a choreographed number for parents and friends at the end of the week. (All participants will be required to purchase their own tap shoes.)

Rising fourth – sixth grade, June 26 – 30, 1 – 3:30 p.m., $110.

Drama, Paul Owen

Enter the exciting and unpredictable world of drama where everyone is a star! Learn the basics of acting through dynamic theatre games, group activities, improv and pantomime. You will be learning from Westminster’s drama director and alongside some of the students you’ve seen on the stage. The week ends with a hilarious performance from the entire group.

Rising third – seventh grade, June 5 – 9, 9 a.m. – noon, $180.

Kickin’ it in the Kitchen with Chef Keith, Keith Boring Students will be taught kitchen safety, food safety and sanitation. During the course of the class they will be taught to identify fruits and vegetables and be able to taste them. They will learn the proper ways to measure ingredients. They will see what a recipe looks like and why it is used. Students will learn how to make pasta, pizza, soup, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and bake breads. They will be shown how to cook eggs, pancakes, and waffles. They will observe several cooking techniques such as roasting, grilling, sautéing, and frying. Students will be able to eat and take home everything that is made in class. Rising PK4 – first grade, June 19 – 23, 9 a.m. – noon, $160

Kickin’ it in the Kitchen with Chef Keith, Keith Boring

Students will be taught kitchen safety, food safety and sanitation. During the course of the class they will be taught to identify fruits and vegetables and be able to taste them. The will learn how to properly measure ingredients. Students will be taught knife safety and how to properly and safely use a knife. Students will learn how to make pasta, pizza, soup, cakes cookies, ice cream, and bake breads. They will be taught how to cook eggs properly and make several breakfast items such as pancakes, waffles, and bacon. They will learn several cooking techniques such as roasting, grilling, sautéing, and frying.

Rising second – sixth grade, June 26 – June 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., $190.

Kickin’ it in the Kitchen with Chef Keith, Keith Boring

Students will be taught kitchen safety, food safety and sanitation. During the course of the class they will be taught to identify fruits and vegetables and be able to taste them. They will learn how to properly measure ingredients. Students will be taught how to safely use a knife. They will learn how to make pasta, pizza, soup, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and how to bake bread. They will be taught how to cook eggs properly and make several breakfast items such as pancakes, waffles, and bacon. They will also learn several cooking techniques such as roasting, grilling, sautéing, and frying. Rising seventh – 12th grade, July 10-14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., $190.

Media as Literature, Tucker Blackmon

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. Westminster students may receive .25 Upper School Fine Arts credit for this summer program.

Rising ninth – 12th grades, July 10-14, July 17-21, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ,$260.

Sewing Basics, Jenni Shaver

Learn the basics of sewing with five unique projects. Each day a different project will introduce your child to a skill they will love and can use for a lifetime. Projects will include machine sewing, hand sewing, cross stitch, applique, and clothing modification. Rising third – seventh grade, July 10 – 14, 1: p.m. – 3 p.m., $160.00.

Summer Ceramics and Sculpture, Vivian Hornsby

Come join us for a 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. All are welcome, beginners and experienced! Westminster students may receive .25 Upper School Fine Arts credit for this summer program. Rising ninth – 12th grade, June 5-9, June 12-16, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., $360.00.


Football, Steve Ackley

Join us for a week of skill development, team building and game play. Players will learn the fundamentals of blocking, tackling, positional play and team offensive/defensive concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Rising first – fifth grade, June 12 – 16, 9:00 a.m. – noon $160.


Game Design, Creative, Animation, Minecraft Camps Craig Ham

Learn and discover computer gaming, coding, modding, and design. Options include Game Design, Creative Coding, Animation, Minecraft Modding and Minecraft Game Design. All Studios include lessons, activities, collaborative learning, and a shareable project showcase.

This camp will be held the week of July 10 – 14

Game Design Studio 1: rising fifth graders, $110.

Game Design Studio 2: rising sixth through eight graders, $110. Creative Coding Studio: rising fifth through eighth graders, $110. Animation Studio :rising  fifth through eight graders, $110. Minecraft Modding: rising sixth through eight graders, $160.

Minecraft Game Design:rising sixth through eight graders, $160. Check the registration portal for specific descriptions of each studio.

Whole Life Ministries
2621 Washington Road

Vacation Bible School
June 5-9
Ages 5-12
9 AM – 1 PM
Whole Life Ministries Children’s Building, 2621 Washington Road Augusta
Free, Registration Required

Journey 2017 Summer Youth Camp
June 18-23
Ages 13-18
Woodlands Camp, Temple Georgia
Departing from Whole Life Ministries
$250 per person
Registration Required

July 10-14
Ages 5-12
9 AM – 5 PM
Whole Life Ministries Children’s Building, 2621 Washington Road Augusta
$45 each, Registration Required

Fine Arts Camp
July 10-14
Ages 5-12
9 AM – 5 PM
Whole Life Ministries Children’s Building, 2621 Washington Road Augusta
$45 each, Registration Required

Old Columbia Middle School at 6000 Columbia Road.

Summer Basketball Camp: May 30-June 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12pm on Friday. The camp will be for boys and girls in grades 1st-8th. There will be Early drop off (7:30)and late pick-up(4:30) available for an additional fee($75). $100 if you register beforeMay 1 and $150 after. Half day camps also available 9 am to 12pm daily -$75