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Art Camp with Amanda Jones! 9:30am-1:30pm. June 3-7 or June 10-14. Plenty of art, field trips and fun! 770-8657262 www.amandajonesart. com Johns Creek/Alpharetta. Call for special discounts! Art Coop at 425 Marketplace, Roswell: M-F, $75 per camp & $20 supply fee. Please provide lunch/snack. Camps: Photo (ages 8-14) , My Little Princess (ages 5-8), Discovering Ancient Egypt (ages 8-12), I Love Art (ages 6-14), We Are Going Green (ages 6-14), The Book As Art (ages 9-14), all 3 hours. Instructor Gittel Price. Visit us on Facebook for schedule: The Shops at 425 Marketplace. 770-992-5400. Just For Giggles Crabapple, 4-14. 4 and 5 day sessions 10am-2pm or 10am1pm. Start May 27, end Aug 1st. Paint based; several can-

vases, clay, drawing, glass, mixed media pieces; LOTS more! $180/session, siblings $165. 770-664-0555. The highly acclaimed Johns Creek Arts Center summer camp program will take place this summer in Johns Creek at the arts center and associated satellite locations. The John Creek Art Center camps, now in their seventh season, are known throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area for their creative curricula, innovative themes and high quality instruction. This summer the JCAC will offer ten one week sessions of camp beginning the week of May 28 and running through the week of August 9. The theme for this summer’s camp, Art Rocks, explores the integral relationship between the visual arts and rock music. Children will have the opportunity to experience an authentic 50’s Sock Hop, recreate Jimi Hendrix’s famous guitar, and create other projects that explore the art-music connection. Camp offerings include Visual Arts Camp, Jewelry and Accessories Camp, Video Game Arts Camp, Cartooning Camp, several Clay Camps and Mosaic Arts Camp. One of the most popular camp offerings, Broadway Camp, will culminate in a full scale production of the much loved Roald Dahl children’s story, The BFG. The JCAC offers art camp experiences for preschool through high school age children. Camp hours are nine until three Monday through Friday. Before and aftercare are available. For more detailed

schedule information and pricing please visit the JCAC website: You Gotta Have Art, Alpharetta, ages 5-12. One-week sessions, June 3rd-July 26th, 9am-3pm. Drawing, painting, dancing, sculpture, clay, jewelry, cartooning & more. $205/ session. 770-667-9337. www.


Danny Hall Baseball Camp At Georgia Tech. Ages 7-18. JuneAugust. $125-$485. or 404-894-5410


Atlanta Dance Central dance camps ages 2.5-18. Kinder: Disney, Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy & more. Youth: Shake it Up! American Girl & more. Summer Intensives for the advanced dancer. 770-992-0170. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre: One or two week half-day Trainee Dance Camp (ages 6-10) June 17-24; June 24-28. Summer Intensive also available, by audition (ages 11-18) May 28 June 14. Details at Studio 23, Dance and Musical Theater Camps, ages 3-teen, June 3-July 19, one week sessions, 10am-1pm. Themed camps include dance, crafts, & imaginative play. Various camp activities for tweens & teens. $125-$200. 1050 Northfield Ct, Ste 400, Roswell 770-442-0023


SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP is back for our 6th year in Atlanta

July 15-19, 2013

• Boys and Girls 10-18 will have an opportunity to learn from the Pros Nation’s #1 • Meet Sports Celebrities Sports Broadcasting • Make Sports Anchor Tapes Camp • Make Play-By-Play Tapes of the Super Bowl & NBA Finals • Make Reporting Tapes from a Pro Stadium • Participate in Sports Talk Radio and Pardon The Interruption (PTI) shows and much more

Day/Overnight options available. For more info: 800.319.0884 or •

Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Conservatory: Roswell, Pre K-12th, 1 & 2-wk sessions, 6/3-7/26, full & 1/2 day. N. Fulton’s only professional theatre co; Voice, Improv, Movement, Musical Theatre, Acting, Puppetry, Design. $150-$510, 770641-1260. Individual camp details:

camps will spark imagination and creativity. 678-366-3511 phone. autreymill@bellsouth. net.

YGHA Drama Camp, Alpharetta, current grades 2-5. Oneweek sessions June 3rd-June 28th, 9am-2pm. Audition techniques, stage performance, projection, improvisation, creative movement & more! $195/ week. 770-667-9337. www.

Johns Creek United Methodist Church Preschool summer camp program consists of 1-week themed sessions: Weeks of June 10th, June 24th, July 8th, July 15th & July 22nd. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-1:30pm, 2-5 years. $130/week, registration fee $30. 770-418-1730 or 770497-8215 ext. 1003.


Roswell Budokan Educational Center: 8 Adventures Enrichment Camps: Educational & fun for kindergarteners- rising 6th graders. Aikido/Martial Arts/ Outdoor Water Play/ Arts & Crafts. Weekly Themed Adventures: Treasure Hunters, Sports, Taking Flight, Ooh La La Europe, Adventure on the Orient Express, Let’s Hit the Town, Beyond the Stars, The Land That Time Forgot. CPR Certified Staff. Registration free before May 1st! Contact Robyn at 770-649-8383.


Autrey Mill Nature Preserve: Johns Creek. 6/3-8/2. NATURE CAMPS: Tadpole Nature Camp, ages 4-5. Turtle Nature Camp, ages 6-10. Campers are introduced to a variety of natural science topics through activities, games, crafts, visits with animals, and exploration of our nature preserve. Choose Adventure Camp, or sessions that focus on Creepy Crawlies, Reptiles, and Water. HERITAGE CAMPS (for boys & girls). Preschool Nature Art, ages 4-6. Manners Camp, ages 6-11. Heritage Camp, ages 6-11. Mythical Friends of the Forest, ages 6-11. Folk Art and Crafts Camp, ages 6-11.Choose from half-day Preschool Nature Art or Southern Manners & Hospitality Camp or full-day Heritage Camp sessions that focus on different periods of American history through activities, games, crafts and exploration of our historic buildings. Folk Art and Crafts and our NEW Mythical Friends of the Forest

First Baptist Church of Cumming:VBS, Preschool (must be 5 years old by Sept 1) through 5th grade. June 10-14, 9am-noon.


Camp Yesteryear at the Smith Plantation June 17-21. Full week of unique activities; heart of Historic Roswell. Beekeeping demos , making bees wax candles, soap making, & flower pressing, 19th century & Native American crafts & games, gold & gem panning, an archaeological dig, much more. Limited to 30 campers, ages 7-11. $175. 770-641-3978 or www.


Alpharetta Equestrian Center: May-August, day & evening camps. Call before April 15th for 25% discount! C us on Facebook! Ms. Kathy 770-3692733. 25 years in business FoxCroft Farm Horse Riding Camp, Alpharetta, ages 5+. Dates 4-7 & 11-14 June, 16-19 & 23-26 July. An exceptional horse camp program teaching children English riding skills and how to take care of a pony in a fun and safe environment. 678-893 0909/971-227-6720. Sonora Creek, Canton:Coed 5-15. Weekly. Swimming with certified lifeguard, archery, arts & crafts etc. Therapeutic horseback riding. 678-614-5636. Discount for early enrollment! Willow South, Johns Creek, offers beginner thru advanced instruction. Ages 5 12. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn to ride in a fun, safe program with skilled instructors and experienced

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horses. $350.00. Send email to info@

com. Contact: Jay Hutcherson, 678-478-8098


Pre School

Musik21: Sing & Play with the Stars; Classics to Broadway. Stage presence, acting, songwriting, music games, playing instruments, music from around the world, concerts by the faculty. Additional individual lessons; piano, guitar, voice, strings, band. Grades 1-9, M-F, 9am-2:30pm. First 3 weeks in June. 770-7777407 The 6th annual Vivace! Summer Band Camp is a day camp opportunity for elementary & middle-school band students in the North Fulton & Forsyth County area. Students will experience full band, master classes, jazz band/ improvisation, marching band techniques, composition & sectionals. Eligibility: This camp is for current 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade band students who have been in their public or private school band program for at least 1 school year. Also, we have recreation time, sidewalk chalk party, end of camp ice-cream party & concert. Cost: $195 by May 1st, $215 thereafter. Discounts available. Register at www.vivacecamps.

Johns Creek Presbyterian Preschool: Ages 1-6. Adventures With Eric Carle, June 3-7. Big Discoveries With Little Hands, June 17-21. Camp With Curious George, August 5-9. The Can Do Camp, August 12-16. 9:30am-1pm. 770-4761166 for camp & preschool info. PEACHTREE PARK PREP: COME SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT...... THE BEST SUMMER CAMP.... EVER! Infants-Rising 6th Graders. Daily Field Trips, Academic Camp & SO MUCH MORE ! Tumbletots Preschool, 2-6 yrs, 9:30-1:30. May 28-Aug. 28. Choose your weeks! M,W,F or Tues, Th. Art, music, story, themes, indoor playground. 770-729-9660 www.funtots. com. Norcross, nr Roswell


Learn The Olympic Sport of Rowing with Atlanta Junior Rowing Association. Ages 12-18 co-ed, no exp. necessary. Five 2-wk. sessions with U.S. Rowing certified coaches.

Choose from 2 morning or 1 evening session. Held at the Chattahoochee River, 245 Azalea Drive, Roswell. $175/session. To register or for more info, call Jean Veeneman at 404-218-5802 or visit www.


CAMP INVENTION Locations throughout Georgia: INVENTDISCOVER-EXPLOREACHIEVE: Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its weeklong summer program! Led by local educators, elementary school children are immersed into exciting, hands-on learning disguised as fun, activities. Throughout the week, children work in teams to solve realworld challenges. Discounts are available - register today! Call 800.968.4332 or visit www. Science Camp conducted by High Touch-High Tech, Inc. since 1994. Degreed professionals instruct fun science from Stop Motion Clay Cartoons, Robotics, &?Rockets, to Worms, Bubbles, &?GooAlsoSTEM?campsScience, Technology, Engineering & Math camps too! Completed K-5, 9am-3pm. 770-667-9443.

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Locations:?5 cities. Zoo Atlanta Safari Day Camps: Wkly: 5/28-8/9. 4 yrs8th grade. An unforgettable experience packed with handson up-close learning with over 1,500 animals! 404.624.WILD


Lu Harris-Champer Softball Camp, Athens GA. Day & overnight (ages 12+). Register at www.georgiasoftballcamps. com Sharon Perkins Softball Academy at Georgia Tech, ages 7-18. June 2013, $125$500. contactus@ or 404-894-5410.

Special Needs

Weekly camps beginning in June for high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD & LD kids. Engaging field trips, daily academics & fun social skills activities for students in grades 4-12. or contact Terri Brooks at (404) 835-9000


Windward Tennis Camp in Alpharetta: 7 one-week day

camps from June 3 through July 26. Half Day or Full Day. Available info at or please call 770-442-5783 Yellow Jacket Tennis Camp at Georgia Tech: Ages 9-18. June 2013. $325. contactus@yellowjackettenniscamp. com or 404-894-5410


Yellow Jacket Volleyball Camp at Georgia Tech: Grades 4 & up. July 2013. $40-$275. or 404-894-5410


The University of Southern Mississippi, The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, Hattiesburg, MS. Leadership Studies Program, June 16-21, grades 6-11. Summer Gifted Studies Program, June 23-28, grades 4-8. Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, July 7-26, grades 7-10. 601-266-5236, gifted.

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(678) 648-3175 3036 Old Atlanta Rd. Cumming, GA 30041

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Camp All-American: The Place to be! Voted Best Summer Day Camp by local publications, Camp All-American is the premier camp in North Atlanta. With over 100 secure acres, right in the middle of Johns Creek at Perimeter Church, there is something for everyone! The 11-acre wilderness and ropes course area contains over a mile of zip lines, giant swings and one thrill after another. The pristine athletic fields, tennis courts, water complex and over 300,000 feet of air conditioned space provide the perfect environment for a fun and refreshing experience. Join us for our 24th summer and see for yourself why campers and parents alike rave about why Camp All-American is definitely the place to be! (Also, check out our all new overnight camp experience, CAA SUMMIT!)


Robotic Explorers day camp





Are you looking for a day camp this summer that challenges your child’s mind, builds confidence, instills teamwork and discovers potential while having FUN? Located in Roswell, Georgia, Robotic Explorers encourages young minds to explore science with robotics and engineering. Students ages 6 to 17 enjoy learning how to build and program with traditional LEGO®s and robots. Starting on June 10th, children can experience summer camp at Robotic Explorers and choose from six exciting themes. Attending either full day or half day, campers are challenged and

inspired to create moving mechanisms that incorporate LEGO® WeDo and LEGO Mindstorms. After a morning of creating, building, and programming, campers venture outside of our robotics lab during daily field trips designed to enrich each week’s theme. Enjoy your child’s excitement as friendships are built with others who share a similar interest in technology. This summer, Robotic Explorers will inspire, cultivate and motivate. Give us a call today to include your child in Robotic Explorers exciting and fun summer camps.

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Pinecrest Hosts Variety of Summer Camps for All Ages Registration is open for Pinecrest Academy’s 2013 Summer Camps! With a variety of offerings available to PreK through high school kids and teens, these camps are known for building virtue, confidence and friendship, while teaching real skills in a fun-filled, safe environment. Instructors bring their expertise, passion and love for children to each camp, and many are teachers and varsity level coaches. Pinecrest’s summer camps include: Lego Camp, Art (Clay) Camp, Summer Time Fun, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Girl’s Basketball, Boy’s Basketball, Football, Speed & Agility Clinic, Drama, Spanish Camps, Kid Hop Dance, Gymnastics, Babysitting Boot Camp, High School Leadership Camp, Socratic Circle, History Camp, Driver’s Ed, and Kids 4 Jesus Vacation Bible School! Register at www. From the Pinecrest web site home page, “Summer Camps” is listed under Upcoming Events. Questions and information on hosting a summer camp can be directed to Liz Bartling at lbartling@ or (770) 888-4477, x311. Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK-12 college preparatory Catholic school, nestled on a beautiful 68-acre campus, conveniently located at 955 Peachtree Pkwy., Cumming, GA 30041, just east of The Avenue Forsyth.


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How does your child see herself? What is your child’s concept of herself? Is she a very important person in her own eyes? Or does she think she’s not too good of a person? It is important that a child have a genuine feeling that she matters in the world. Psychologists have developed several ways to measure self-concept. Research about schoolaged children shows that a child’s self-concept is directly related to later achievement in school. Children who have a poor self- concept do poorly in school learning tasks. Those who feel good about themselves generally do well in school. Here are three general principles which will help your child develop a good self- concept: 1. Let your child know that you love her. A child needs to know that she is important to you, that she has your love — even when she has engaged in some unlovable activities (“I love you, but I don’t like what you have just done.”). 2. Help your child handle her failures. What messages are you giving her when she fails? She needs to know that you’re on her side, that you accept her — win or lose — for who she is. Your corrections should deal with what she’s done, not what she “is.” 3. Don’t be dishonest. Your child knows when she hasn’t done well, when she has failed. If you acknowledge that you know this, but that it isn’t the end of the world, your child gains confidence in you to reflect an honest value to her. Make sure you give her the room she needs to learn and make mistakes. But also make sure she knows you’re on her side — win or lose. At Kids R Kids, we partner with our parents – call today for more information.

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How Huntington can benefit your child when school isn’t in session. Huntington Learning Center provides alternatives to parent who want to help their children avoid summertime regression and work on basic skills. Summer is an ideal time to fine-tune or improve skills. Without the pressure of typical school –year obligations – and seven or eight hours more free time each day for three months – many students are better able to reap

months. Your child is the focus. It’s not unfathomable that a child learns at a different pace or grasps concepts in a different manner might fall behind in a class of 20 or 30 students. At Huntington, teachers work with students individually or in a small group of three or four. Individualized teaching methods help to get to the root of the problem. At Huntington, teachers perform an academic evaluation of each student before beginning instruction so that they can first understand the child’s strengths and weaknesses. Afterward, a program of instruction is customized for the child – one that will meet his or her precise needs.

the benefits of tutoring during the summer

Week long camps available the following weeks: June 3rd-7th June10th-14th June 24th-28th July 8th-12th July 22nd-26th August 5th-9th

Camp hours: M-F 9am-3:30pm

Before and aftercare available

Call to Register before April 25th to receive discounted rate. Friend and sibling discounts available.

Register at 770-998-7700




modate family’s schedules. If children continue to work with us during the school year, we’re open weekends and evenings, too. Our goal is to give every child the best education possible and we work with families to make the process as easy and stress free as possible. Call Huntington today to discuss your summer of success at 678-240-9240.



Student progress is carefully measured. Inevitably in a classroom full of children, it is difficult for one teacher to closely monitor the progress of every student. We measure student development at regular intervals and keep parents well informed of your child’s achievement. Yet another advantage of working with Huntington is convenience. We accom-

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  Camps Monday through Thursdays at various locations throughout the Greater Atlanta area: Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and more~ check our website for details  or call 770-394-9791 for more information.   Play YOUR Way to Sensory Motor Success Group*  9:30-11 AM Children will explore various sensory mediums and use their bodies as a tool to participate in games, crafts and group activities.  Ages 4-6  group size limited to 6 children   WIN™ Program Write Incredibly NOW™   9:00 AM 12 PM Handwriting organization and sensory awareness rolled into 12 moving and exciting hours of increased competency  Ages 4-12 group size limited to 12 children   Social Skills  (POP™) Personal Options and Preferences™ Group  (9:00 -12:00 PM) A program of guided play to help children with fine and gross motor and sensory motor skills inclusive of but not limited to getting used to new environments, activities, guided problem-solving, transitioning, coping and frustration tolerance abilities and more 1580 Spalding Dr. • Atlanta, GA 30350 • (770) 394-9791 •

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Seminole Camps Join Seminole coaches and student-athletes on the beautiful campus of Florida State University this summer. If your student has a passion for golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball or track and field, send them to one of our Seminole Camps to improve their athletic skills while interacting with NCAA Division I coaches and staff. The coaches at Florida State University provide the ultimate environment for student-athletes to grow both on and off the field. Seminole Camps student-athletes have the premier opportunity to be coached and mentored by the best coaches in all of collegiate athletics. Together

these nationally recognized coaches have helped lead the Seminoles to 13 national championships, 50 ACC Championships, and numerous players of the year awards.   While attending one of our athletic camps your student will discover what the daily life of and NCAA Division I athlete is all about while learning about the college recruiting process and how to market their talents. They will experience the life of a Florida State student-athlete while they practice in our state of the art facilities using high tech video analysis and learn how to maximize their potential through strength training and nutrition. Join us for a great summer camp that you will never forget!

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Seminole Sports Camps

Seminole Golf Camps • Day Camp ~ June 10-13 Advanced Camp ~ June 17-20 Women’s Basketball • Future Noles Day Camp ~ June 3-6 Elite Camp ~ June 8-9, June 29-30 Seminole Tennis • June 16-20, June 23-27, July 14-18, July 28-August 1 Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy & Mike Bristol Goalkeeper Academy •

Day Camp ~ June 3-6 Team Residential Academy ~ July 24-27 Elite Residential Academy ~ July 20-23

Tallahassee Softball Camps • Advanced Softball Camps ~ June 10-13 Junior Noles Camp ~ June 17-20

Seminole Track Camp • Summer Track Camp ~ July 27-30

Seminole Volleyball Camp • Morning Clinics ~ July 10, 18, 22, 25 Individual All-Skill Camps ~ July 10-11, 14-15 Position Camps ~ July 12, 16

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Lionheart Focuses on Individual Differences The Lionheart School was founded in 2000 by parents and professionals who struggled to find an appropriate setting that would serve children with special needs. Lionheart is a 501(c) (3) accredited by SACS/SAIS for children from age 4-21, and  has certified master level Special Education teachers, and therapists licensed in their respective fields.  Lionheart provides academic, therapeutic and outreach programs for students who have difficulty with learning, sensory processing, motor planning, receptive and expressive language, attention, memory, executive function, or social interactions. Lionheart crafts a program suited to each student’s profile; resulting in a supportive environment that addresses

each child’s emotional, social and intellectual development. A psychologist who specializes in appropriate school settings said of Lionheart:  “The warm, encouraging atmosphere along with the expertise to assess how to teach students as individual learners. . .AND the one stop shopping for the multiple therapies that a child needs makes Lionheart a good fit!  I am impressed with the number of opportunities your students have to engage in communication.  . . it is obvious that they have opportunities for diverse social interactions across multiple settings.  This type of supportive educational environment will make a critical difference in their lives.”  Learn more at 

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Get ready for summer camp with McGinnis Woods Country Day School’s “Summer Spectacular”. This camp will run weekly themed sessions from May 28 through August 9. Children may attend individual weeks or the entire summer. Camp hours are 9am to 5pm daily at a cost of $225.00 weekly. Before and/or after camp care is available at an additional fee. Each week of camp will include arts and crafts, computers, group games, water activities, board games and team sports. We will take weekly field trips on school owned buses. Destinations will include tubing,

horseback riding and indoor rock climbing just to name a few. We will explore new themes each week of the summer, including “In the Jungle”, “Pirates Galore” and “Carnival Craze”. Water activities are scheduled for each week and specialty camps such as Academic Camps, Swimming, Cooking, Robotics, Golf and Karate are also available. For more information or to register, please contact us at www. or call 770-6647764. We look forward to having a spectacular time!

The Greatest Summer Camp In Town is at Kids “R” Kids of Alpharetta. Kids “R” Kids Learning Academy is a NAEYC and SACS Accredited, privately owned and family operated learning facility. From the well trained staff to the state-of-the-art innovative school, your child is given the opportunity to explore the summer of a lifetime. This year’s summer camp theme is Kids Only Clubhouse Summer Camp. Get ready for the ultimate eleven weeks of exhilarating fun as you discover the incredible talents and interests of your child! Our summer camp themes include: Culture Club, Broadway Club, Techno Club, Challenge to Champions Club, and CSI Club! Join us as we explore 11 weeks of fun and excitement. We have put together everything you are looking for in a perfect camp setting. We offer both junior and senior camp, with fun and exciting trips and activities in each. Some of the exciting field trip and activities include: Cobb County Youth

Museum, Tellus Science Museum, Atlanta Zoo, Lazer Quest, Adrenaline Rock Climbing and the Wild Animal Safari. Our activities are weekly visits from the Ice Cream Truck and the Games 2 U truck. Stop by for a complimentary tour, meet the staff, and see what Kids “R” Kids can offer you and your child this summer. Get ready for a summer full of FUN! Kids “R” Kids of Alpharetta, 3455 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30005

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Roswell Has a Camp for Everyone Whatever your child’s interests, the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department has a summer camp that fits their personality. Summer camps range from ages 2 to 18 and vary in interest from traditional camps, athletic camps, gymnastics camps, and arts camps to circus camps, magic camps, fort building camps and creative writing camps. Traditional summer day camps are held on the west and east sides of Roswell. Athletic camps consist of baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, multi-sports, tennis, soccer and soccer for children with physical disabilities. Would you like a camp that will express your child’s creative side? There are a variety of Visual Art Camps and Performing Art Camps. Visual Art Camps offers a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpting, clay, youth wheel, jewelry making, photography, sewing and more. Preforming Art Camps include hip-hop, jazz, ballet, drama, musical theater, acting for commercial/TV and

more. Want something off the beaten path, how about circus camp, magic camp, fort building camps, Lego camps, cooking camps, Mah Jong camp, moving making camp, modeling camp, disc golf camp, manners camp just to name a few. Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department also has combo camps such as Stroke Camp which brings tennis, art and swim into one camp, visual art/dance camps, dance/ drama camps, and gymnastics/dance camp. If your child likes to jump, flip, and tumble, then gymnastics camps for boys and girls will be the place for them held in our state of the art gymnastic facility. Registration for summer programs begin Monday, April 8th for Roswell Residents and open registration begins Monday, April 15th. The summer program brochure should be on-line the week of March 11th at call 770-6413760 or 770-641-3705 for more information. “Life Should Be Fun…Let Us Help”!

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Montessori Scholars Alpharetta Ambush Soccer Academy is having Club 2013 Soccer Camps an open house Montessori Scholars Academy is a new, state of the art educational center with a convenient location. Montessori Scholars Academy has AMI Your family is invited for (Associate Montessori Internafun, refreshments and an tional) certified teachers and educational experience. competent management to lead your child in education. We Saturday, March 23rd, are enrolling from 6 weeks to 12 12:00PM - 3:00PM year old children. Montessori Scholars The administrator, Dr. David Academy Shokoohi has hired two new AMI teachers, Ms. Rebecca 13100 Morris Road, Nichols and Ms. Noemi Kurylo Milton, GA 30004 who have art, music, Spanish, 770-754-0777 French, Italian, reading, math www.montessorischolars. and competent Montessori com teaching skills of all subject matters of early and elementary education. Ms. Rebecas visit the classrooms ca acquired her AMI in order to view the Elementary Diploma learning environment. from Centro InternaEach classroom is full tionale Studii Montesof age appropriate soriani in Italy and has manipulative learning been involved in Monequipment which altessori for 15 years. lows the children to She has also obtained Ms. Rebecca progress at their pace. Nichols a Bachelor’s degree. The children learn by Ms. Noemi acquired doing activities with orher AMI Primary Dider and movement to ploma from the Internabuild self-confidence tional Montessori Trainand responsibility from ing Institute in Atlanta. simple activities to She has also obtained imperial observation. a Master’s degree. Children will develop Join us to see how cognitive and intelMs. Noemi a Montessori classlectual ability to comKurylo room works! prehend family, social, You will be able to meet and economic, political and internaspeak with the teachers as well tional systems.

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Alpharetta Ambush Soccer club will offer a full series of camps providing valuable technical, tactical, and physical soccer training to players of all ages and levels of play. If you are looking to improve your performance on the soccer field, the Ambush Soccer Camps are the place to be in 2013. All camps are directed by Ambush Director of Coaching, David Eristavi. Coach Eristavi has led 3 Ambush teams to the National Finals in USYSA competitions and USL Super Y competitions wining the Under 17 Boys USYSA national championship in 2011.

Also joining Coach Eristavi are Marcos Roberto USSF “A” license and former professional player from Corinthians in Brazil, Guy Valcourt USSF “A” license and former Haiti National Team Player, and Doug Yearwood USSF “C” license and alltime leading scorer in Georgia State University history. All Camps will be held on the sports turf field at Webb Bridge Park in Alpharetta. You can find information on the Spring Break Camp, PreTryout Camp, Summer Camp, and Rec Camp by visiting or send email to


ambush soccer camps Ambush Spring Break Soccer Camp

David Eristavi Guy Valcourt Director of Coaching USSF “A” License USSF “A” License

Marcos Roberto USSF “A” License

Where: Webb Bridge Park Turf Field When: April 1-5, 2013 from 9:00am-11:30am Early drop off at 8:30am Late pick up at 12 noon Cost: $125 per player Rec and Select Soccer Players Welcome U8 to U14

Ambush Pre-Tryout Camp

Where: Webb Bridge Park Turf Field When: May 17, 2013 from 6pm - 8pm May 18, 2013 from 9am-11am and 6pm-8pm May 19, 2013 from 6pm-8pm Cost: $100 per player Rec and Select Soccer Players Welcome U8 to U19

Ambush Summer Soccer Camp

Where: Webb Bridge ParkTurf Field When: July 15-19, 2013 from 8:30am-12 noon Cost: $125 per player Rec and Select Players Welcome U8 to U19 Goalkeeper Specific Training will also be provided by Jason Broome.

Ambush Rec Soccer Camp

Where: Webb Bridge Park Turf Field When: August 5-9, 2013 from 8:30am-10:30am Cost: $100 per player Rec Players Welcome U8 - U14

For Information on all camps, visit or email

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Sino Language Gateway: Join kids from 25+ countries worldwide in one of our fun camps in China: Language & Culture (age 8-18), Service (age 1418). Learn Chinese; make friends; tour the country; earn service hours. Since 2003. 866-9484754


FOSSIL CAMP: EXPLORATION, DISCOVERY, & ADVENTURE! University of Alabama Museum of Natural History, June 17th-22nd (Middle School), June 24th-29th (High School). Participate in a real scientific expedition to collect and identify fossils from the Dinosaur Age. $350. 205-348-7550


Pritikin Longevity Center, Miami: Pritikin creates a camp-like atmosphere where youth ages 8 to 17 are immersed in fun, noncompetitive fitness activities, don chef’s hats for “hands-on” cooking classes, and receive a fantastic education on good food and healthy living. The Pritikin Family Program...Fun,

Sun & Health Every Summer. In the residential program, both parents and children learn how fun and rewarding a healthy lifestyle can be. The Pritikin program, achieves phenomenal health and weight-loss results with children and teens. The program, universally acclaimed for its success in helping adults launch healthy lifestyles, has proven successful for youth as well. Data published in peer-reviewed medical journals have documented major improvements in heart-health factors like cholesterol, blood sugar, and weight loss. June 30July 27. 305-935-7131. www.pritikin. com


Camp Woodmont, Cloudland. Coed, 6-14, 1 or 2 wks. Horseback, high ropes, climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery, etc Christian-based. Accredited. Open house 5/19. 423-472-6070 Rabun Gap Parent-Child Camp, Rabun Gap, GA, 706-746-7467, www.

Health & Fitness

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is proud to offer Camp Strong4Life, a camp where health and wellness meet zip-lining, swimming and fun! We give kids struggling with their weight the support they need: a fully-trained staff, activities that inspire lifestyle changes and family involvement. Visit campstrong4life to find out more

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Young Musicians’ Camp: U of Miami Frost School of Music; Coral Gables, FL ages 9-18. Classical, Piano, Voice, Jazz, Rock, Songwriting, etc. June 17-July 3 and July 8-July 19


Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, 865448-6709

North Carolina

Camp Celo: Western NC Mtns. Family operated 62-camper farm camp, 7-12, 1,2 & 3 wks. $975-$2050. Care for animals, harvest vegetables, hiking, camping, tubing, games. Natural noncompetitive setting. 828-675-4323 Camp Hollymont for Girls, ages 6-15. ACA accredited Christian Camp in Asheville. 828686-5343

Special Needs

AERIE EXPERIENCES 404-285-0467. We offer wilderness activities for special needs children and families navigating Neurobiological Disorders, Aspergers, High Functioning Autism, and Learning Disabilities. We provide a 1:2 staffto-camper ratio and unique adventures where our kids are the heroes of their own stories. We integrate the individual treatment plan of each client, and coordinate directly with parents, practitio-

ners and educators in order to prepare each camper for the wilderness journey and provide follow-up regarding each camper’s experience. June 2-8, 2013: Llama Adventure Base Camp. June 1522, 2013: Coastal Expedition & Sail. June 29- July 6, 2013: Horse Ranch Adventure. July 14-20, 2013: Llama Trek Expedition. July 27-Aug 3, 2013: Family Camp. CAMP LEE MAR, Eastern P.A.Winter: 215-658-1708\’b7 Summer: 570-6857188. Camp Oasis, Winder, GA. Serving 2nd12th graders with Crohns & Ulcerative Colitis. July 14-19 2012. $250, also scholarship options. Apply by 5/15 at Mary Ball, 404982-0616. SOAR-America’s Premier Adventure camp for youth with LD and ADD/ ADHD. For over 35 years our ACA accredited camps have served youth ages 8-25 in a variety of programs. Adventures include rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, surfing, SCUBA, fishing, & much more! Locations in NC, WY, FL, CA, NY, Belize & Costa Rica. www. 828-456-3435


Lu Harris-Champer Softball Camp, Athens GA. Day & overnight (ages 12+). Register at www.georgiasoftball-

See CAMPS, Page 16

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East Roswell Summer Camp FIELD TRIP EXTRAVAGANZA Ages pre-k to 12 years old

2-3 Field Trips per Week & On-Campus Water Park

Located on Lake Champlain – Burlington, Vermont

Girls 10 to 17 y.o. For 86 years Brown Ledge, “The Different Camp,” has offered a unique activity program allowing girls to attend any activity they wish, when they wish, for as long as they wish. There is no scheduling or signing up, campers just go. Activity instruction is normally one-on-one and is adjusted to each camper’s interests, skill level and pace of learning. All activities teach from beginner to advanced levels. Our program is designed to build activity skills, as well as life and leadership skills, while linking fun and accomplishment. We offer excellent instruction in horsemanship (32 horses), theatre arts (3 plays per week), sailing, swimming, competitive diving, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, archery and tennis. Our staff, which numbers 80, ranges in age from 19 to 70+ y.o. (average age 26) and hails from all over the US and a few other countries. All staff are selected for their expertise, teaching ability, and personality. Staff and campers have high return rates. The camp atmosphere is friendly, open, welcoming, and feels like that of a small college. Friendships abound. Many of our alumnae feel Brown Ledge was their most significant educational experience. Feel free to contact us for more information, we would enjoy hearing from you. . | 1-800-246-1958 Bill & Kathy Neilsen, Directors

“Voted Area’s Best Summer Camp” Bring a Friend and Get a



2852 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30022


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Stay sharp over the summer with Omega Learning Center - South Forsyth

Experts say children can lose 30% of the academic knowledge they acquire during the school year over the summer. Don’t let your child get left behind! Make sure your child stays sharp and starts the new school year prepared and confident by enrolling him or her in Omega Learning Center’s summer tutoring program. Omega Learning Center – South Forsyth provides tutoring K-12 in math, reading, writing, foreign language, study skills, and SAT/ACT prep. A custom program is built for your child based on the results of the nationally-recognized Woodcock Johnson III academic assessment, which evaluates your child in all areas of reading and math. Specific skill gaps are identified in each academic area, and a “road map” is created for each student. Our certified teachers provide individualized instruction and communicate with the parent through daily emails. Students have the same tutor each session, and tutors use a combination of learning styles and resources to maximize your child’s academic growth. Omega Learning Center – South Forsyth is SACS accredited and is conveniently located at 2585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041, at the Mathis Airport Parkway intersection next to Walgreens. 770.205.5586;;

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Summer Learning Fun! Create a Memory Together! Dr. George Petrie, author of the Auburn Creed, wrote “I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.” In this spirit, Auburn University faculty and staff are eager to share the best of Auburn and provide a highquality experience, designed to inspire lifelong learning and develop interests in a variety of academic and extracurricular disciplines, in young adults. Summer Experience resident camps for 2013 include: Architecture, Art Studio Intensive, Building Construction, Cheer and Dance, Creative Writing Studio, Digital Forensics CSI, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Guitar Workshop, Industrial Design Workshop, Korean Culture, Lacrosse, Mountain Adventure (Black Mountain, NC), Musical Theatre, Project Design Week (Fashion and Interior Design), REAL Cents – REAL Change (Financial Management), Strings and Chamber Music, TIGERS Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Women in Engineering, and World Affairs Youth Seminar (Model UN).

Participants will meet students from across the country and experience campus-life while residing in Auburn’s resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 supervision. Come join us! For more information, visit summercamps or contact the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at 334.844.5100.

Imagine fishing on a lake with your child/grandchild, “bunking up” and sharing stories into the night, or watching your child make new friends as they become comfortable with camp life. The Rabun Gap Parent-Child Camp is an opportunity for parents/ grandparents to share a real camp experience with their child/ grandchild over a summer weekend. Held on the gorgeous campus of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in the North Georgia Mountains, ParentChild Camp is for children ages 5-13. Parents and children share rooms in comfortable and air-conditioned campus dorms and take meals inside the historical Addie Corn Ritchie Dining Hall. Parent-Child Camp includes a mix of athletics, arts, and outdoor activities, as well as communal worship and individual free time. The Camp is focused on bonding and spending time with your special child or children in an inspirational and beautiful mountain setting. Come create a memory together! “The activities you organized were fun for both of us. We’ll be back to enjoy the summer camp experience for years to come.” Mackenzie, mother Cost is $250 for each parent/child

couple ($50 for each additional child). Register online at www.rabungap. org/camp or call 706-746-7467 for more information.

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YMCA Camp Ocoee, 111 YMCA Drive, Ocoee, TN 37361. 423-338-5588. Co-ed, ages 7-17. One week sessions. Wilderness Christian camping. Staff to camper ratio of 1:4. 423-3385588 or visit www.campocoee. com for more information.

OPEN HOUSE – March 23

Montessori Scholars Academy

Unseen within me is the person I will become.

Yellow Jacket Tennis Camp at Georgia Tech: Ages 9-18. June 9-13. $600. contactus@yellowjackettenniscamp. com or 404-894-5410


Yellow Jacket Volleyball Camp at Georgia Tech: Grades 6 & up. July 2013. $205-$275. or 404-894-5410

Learning For

Life Currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 summer and school year in the levels: Nursery/Toddler, Preschool and Elementary Education. AMI Certified Teachers • New Facility

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Come discover our Webb Rd programs during Open House – Sat., Mar. 23rd, 12 to 3 p.m. (770) 754-0777 13100 Morris Rd., Milton, GA 30004 (corner of Morris Rd. and Webb Rd.)

The Children’s and Recreation Ministries are excited to announce their summer 2013 camp schedules! Register now until June 1, 2013... Space Is Limited! For registration or questions, contact the following:

Children’s Ministry Camps at Recreation Ministry Camps at Music Ministry Camp at DATES



June 2-5 June 10-14 June 10-14 June 17-21 June 17-21 June 24-28 July 8-12

Vacation Bible School Cheerleading Camp Spanish Camp Upward Basketball Camp Arts and Crafts Camp British Soccer Camp Upward Basketball Camp

July 8-12 July 15-19

Fine Arts Camp PRO Basketball Camp

July 22-26 July 22-26

British Soccer Camp Music Camp

FREE! (Entering Pre-K-6th Grade) 6:30pm-8:30pm $115 (5-11 Year Olds) 9am-noon $100 (Entering 1st-3rd Grade) 9am-noon $120 (Entering 1st-3rd Grade) 9am-noon $80 (Entering 1st-6th Grade) 10am-noon $97-$123 (3-14 Year Olds) 9am-noon $120 (Entering 1st-3rd Grade) 9am-nooon $120 (Entering 4th-6th Grade) 1pm-4pm $100 or $180 (Entering 1st-6th Grade) half or full day $150 (8-11 Year Olds) 9am-noon $150 (12-14 Year Olds) 12:30pm-3:30pm $97-$123 (3-14 Year Olds) 9am-noon $100 (Entering 1st-3rd Grade) 9am-noon

Johns Creek Baptist Church

6910 McGinnis Ferry Rd • Alpharetta, GA 30005

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Summer Camps 2013