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Summer Camps 2014 an Appen Media Group Special Section


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Art Camp With Amanda Jones: Our 4th annual Summer Camp Series! Check out our new Specialty Camps!  Students explore several mediums (drawing, painting, sculpture, fibers, printmaking, jewelry making), as well as field trips. Low student to teacher ratios. GENERAL ART CAMP: “Rock Star Week”: 6/96/13, 9:30am-2:30pm, ages 6-12. “Alice in Wonderland Week”: 6/16-6/20, 9:30am2:30pm, ages 6-12. SPECIALTY ART CAMPS: “Teens Only Night Camp” 6/2-6/6, 7:30pm9:30pm, Ages 13-18. “Special Needs Mini-Camp” 6/236/27, 9:30am-12:30pm, ages 6-12 (Specialized instruction by a trained instructor for students with high functioning Autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, ADHD & Sensory Processing Disorder).  Special discounts for siblings, returning campers & camper plus friend. or call 770-865-7262  

Circus CIRCUS CAMP: a camp experience designed to introduce children to Circus & Performing Arts. Our philosophy: Building the selfesteem of children 5+  through the magic of Circus Arts. Interactive:  Children do things they’ve only seen in the Circus. Trapeze, Tightrope, Unicycling, Juggling, Magic, throw a pie

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in a clown’s face, much more! Entertaining: Children are taught by Circus Professionals and  treated to a live show everyday.  Magic Shows, Aerial Shows demonstrating advance tricks, Juggling, Unicycling, more! Performance:  Friday Afternoon the children become Circus Stars, performing a live Circus for Family and Friends,.  going home truly feeling like Circus Stars.  Multiple locations. Location & pricing: and our Facebook page

choice for “in the sun fun” and exciting venues all over the Southeast ! This year PPP will feature trips from the North Georgia mountains, to Chattanooga, and all over Atlanta. PPP will introduce the campers to community service events & the new fitness BOOT CAMP program, off-site with trainers! Rising 1st6th Grade.PPP also boasts the BEST SUMMER CAMP... EVER! for toddlers and preschoolers !! Check us out at



ATLANTA WORKSHOP PLAYERS PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS: The Creative Adventure of A Lifetime Awaits! Develop artistic skills & find inspiration with Master Teachers with successful careers in TV/Film & On Broadway! Whether you choose Day Camps or Overnight Camps, you will learn a lot, have fun, network, and make lifelong friends. Earn IMDB credits, challenge yourself, and AUDITION for Casting Directors & Agents! Classes in Improv, On-Camera, Dance, Aerial Silks, Musical Theater, Stage Combat, Mime & much more! At AWP creativity, eccentricities and personal growth are celebrated and nurtured in all students, paving the way for our kids to create great art! “Real dreams are uncrushable.” Register now at www.

Willow South Riding School, NEW Johns Creek location with INDOOR ARENA is a United States Pony Club Center.  We offer all levels of instruction.  Ages 5 - 12.  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Learn to ride in a fun, safe program with skilled instructors and experienced horses.  For the true horse enthusiast!!  $375 includes water bottle and camp shirt!  Send email to Sign up early to reserve your spot!  June 2 - 6, June 9- 13, June 16 - 20, June 23 - 27, July 7 - 11, July 14 - 18, July 21 - 25, July 28 - August 1.  August 4-8

General PEACHTREE PARK PREP is recognized as the premiere SUMMER DAY CAMP of North Fulton. With a blend of weekly field trips & in-house CAMP fun, coupled with a fitness BOOT CAMP, PPP is the right


The 7th Annual Vivace! Summer Middle School Band Camp is for band students in the North Fulton, Cobb, Cherokee, Gwinnett & Forsyth County area. Students experience full band, master classes, jazz band/

improvisation, marching band techniques, music composition taught by certified teachers. Eligibility: For current 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade band students who have been in their public or private school band program OR have taken private lessons at least 1 school year. Also, we have recreation time, end of camp ice-cream party & concert. Cost: $195 by May 1st, $215 thereafter. Sibling, District, & All State discounts are available. REGISTER AT www. Contact: Jay Hutcherson, director@ 678-4788098

Pre School Tumbletots PreSchool: 2-6 yrs, 9:30-1:30. May 27-Aug. 27. Choose your weeks & days! Art, music, story, themes, fun indoor playground. 770-729-9660 Peachtree Corners Johns Creek Presbyterian Preschool. Ages 1-6. Gooology Camp: June 2-6 will provide naturally curious children an opportunity to investigate Science through songs, books, and hands– on experiments.Of Knights, Princesses and Dragons Camp: June 16-20 enters the world of long ago using play acting, costumes and imaginations. Under the Sea Camp: Aug. 4-8 investigates the wondersof the sea aboard the preschool’s submarine using sea life art, ocean movement songs and sea creature puppet shows. Pete the Cat Camp: Aug. 1115 will be movin’ and groovin’ with thiscool cat through songs, rhythm and rhyme. It’s All Good! 9:30am-1pm. 770-476-1166 for camp and preschool info. www.jcpcusa. org/

Johns Creek United Methodist Church Preschool summer camp program consists of 1-week themed sessions:  Weeks of June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th,  July 14th & July 21st. Mon-Fri, 9:30am1:30pm, 2-5 years. $130/ week, registration fee $30. 770-418-1730 or 770-4978215 ext. 1003.

Rowing 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. Learn the fundamentals of sweep rowing and begin a basic workout program with the largest and most successful youth rowing program in Georgia! All campers are grouped each session by age, size and skill level, and ages 12-18 may attend any session.  However, offered new this year for High School campers only:  3 1-week sessions at $150/ session.  To register/or for more info: Jean Veeneman, 404-218-5802 or www.

Science Zoo Atlanta is an accredited Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) member. Our mission inspires values and wildlife preservation through education and outdoor family fun. From native wildlife to critically endangered species, offering close encounters with 1,500+ animals from around the

March world, highlights include Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the U.S’s only twin giant pandas; the nation’s largest zoological gorillas and orangutans collections; plus global center of excellence for reptiles and amphibians studies. Up-close-and-personal experiences; giraffe feeding, behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, giant pandas, lemurs, Aldabra giant tortoises.... 363 days/year. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs, special events year-round.; 404.624.WILD Science Camp conducted by High Touch-High Tech, Inc. since 1994. Degreed professionals instruct fun science from CSI discoveries, Robotics, Bugs & Rockets, to Fossils, Flowers, Space,& Volcanoes- Your older child can experience science coming to life in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Light, Sound, and Electrical energy. Does your younger child like dinosaurs, gemstones, or animal studies? Then our age appropriate camps are for them. AlsoSTEM camps- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math camps too! Snacks and recess games will be provided. ‘Pizza Fridays’ available at an additional charge. Completed K-5, 9am-3pm.

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Sports Bridgeway Christian Academy Summer Skills Camp- Alpharetta. 6/2-5 Boys Basketball - BeginnerAges 7-13, Monday-Thursday, 9-1 $125. 6/9-12 - Boys Basketball - Advanced-Ages 9-13 Monday-Thursday 9-1 $1256/16-19-Girls Basketball-Beginner-Ages 7-13 Monday-Thursday 9-1 $125. 6/23-26-Girls BasketballAdvanced-Ages 10-13 MondayThursday 9-3 $150. 7/ 7-10-Co-ed Tennis-Ages 10-14 Monday-Thursday 9-11 $75. 7/21-24 Girls Volleyball-Ages 10-14 Monday-Thursday 9-1 $125. 7/28-31 Co-ed Jumping for Jesus Ages 5-10 MondayThursday 9-12 $100. 7/28- 31 Co-ed Soccer-Ages 10-14, Monday-Thursday 8:30-12 $125. Register, plus additional information:

Tennis Windward Tennis Camp in Alpharetta: 8 one-week day camps from June 2 through August 1. Half Day or Full Day. Available info at www. or please call 770-442-5783


SUMMER CAMP FOR CHEFS-IN-TRAINING AGES 6-9, 10-12 AND 13-15 WEEK LONG SESSIONS IN JUNE AND JULY 5945 STATEBRIDGE RD, JOHNS CREEK, GA 30097 For full camp description and menus, visit 3


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Camp Rockmont: An interdenominational Christian summer in Western North Carolina focusing on male development. Activities include camping, hiking, kayaking, blacksmithing, homesteading, canoeing, crafts, guitar, and more! Rockmont seeks to foster a better understanding and respect for self and others; an appreciation for the environment; greater selfreliance, and self-esteem; and strong Christian values.


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Animal Camps for ages 7-18;Cub Creek Science Camp; Feed monkeys, pet kangaroo, take classes in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Care, Survival Skills, Crime Science, Zipline, Pottery, Archery, Culinary Science, Swimming, Crafts and so much more. Air-conditioned cabins, delicious meals, great staff, unbelievable activities; ACA  accredited. Animal Camp Jamaica offers an Amazing 13 Day, Teen Adventure / Marine Biology Program. Snorkel every morning along shallow reefs of the Caribbean Sea. Explore different parts of the island each afternoon including: kayaking along the coast, visiting the dolphins and sting rays of Dolphin Cove, taking a Segway tour through the jungle, climbing the world famous Dunn’s River Water Fall. www.AnimalCampJamaica. com. 573-458-2125

Georgia Camp Westminster provides the best in Christian camping experiences. Nestled

among 120 rustic acres in Conyers, Georgia, this camp is located just 20 miles east of Atlanta. Summer sessions, ages 6-17, offer activities that will encourage personal growth, instill new confidence, and help awaken faith. Each fun-filled day is dynamic, enriching and interactive. Campers are immersed in a beautiful, natural environment with counselors equipped to nurture, instruct and encourage. Morning and evening programs are designed to challenge each camper physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Friendships are spontaneous and enduring, as strong bonds are formed and deepened. Create summer memories that last forever! www. Christian-based. Accredited. Campwoodmont. com. Open house 5/18. 423472-6070

North Carolina Camp Rockmont for Boys, residential/day, is an interdenominational Christian summer in Western North Carolina with a focus on male development. Activities include camping, hiking, kayaking, blacksmithing, homesteading, canoeing, crafts, guitar, and more! Campers live in a cabin of 8-12 boys their age, select 4 skills to learn and develop, and participate in large-group activities with their age group. Rockmont seeks to foster a better understanding and respect for self and others;

an appreciation and concern for the environment; greater self-reliance, self-respect, selfconfidence, and self-esteem; stronger Christian values; and a greater understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.; (828) 686-3885.

South Carolina Camp Cherokee, the Upper Palmetto YMCA’s Resident Camp, was established in 1945 and currently serves boys and girls ages 6-14. Our Camp is located in beautiful Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg, South Carolina.  Our goal continues to be helping everyone reach their potential by building self-esteem, friendships and character in a safe environment.  We offer one or two week camping sessions with activities including Camp Fires, Swimming, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, Canoeing, Crafts, Soccer, Flag Football, LaCrosse, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Archery, Themed Dances, Kayaking, Environmental Education, Sailing,  Disc Golf and a Horseback Riding Program. or call 803-329-9622

Special Needs Camp Oasis, Winder, GA. Serving 2nd-12th graders with Crohns & Ulcerative Colitis. June 22-27. $300, also scholarship options. Apply by 5/15: Mary Esna-Ashari, 404-982-0616.


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Eye protection crucial when playing sports (NAPS)—Sports require sharp vision and young athletes need to keep their eyes protected to prevent injury and keep them in the game. While thousands of children suffer sports-related eye injuries each year, there are steps that parents and coaches can take to prevent them. The Problem According to the National Eye Institute (NEI): • Most eye injuries among kids ages 11 to 14 occur while playing sports. • Every 13 minutes, an ER in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury. • Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. An Answer That’s why the American Optometric Association (AOA) stresses the importance of wearing well-fitted, protective eyewear when athletes are playing sports or participating in other activities. As much as 90 percent of in­juries can be avoided with appropriate eye and face protection such as safety glasses and goggles, safety shields and eye guards designed for sport. If your child wears prescription glasses or sunglasses, safety goggles should be worn over them. The NEI notes that polycarbonate lenses provide the most suitable protection from sports injury. This type of material is lightweight, scratch resistant and can be designed to meet most eyewear designs or prescriptions. In addition, polycarbonate is 10 times more impact resistant than similar materials. Protective eyewear not only defends your children’s eyes from harm, it may enhance playing ability. The NEI says children can play better when they’re less afraid of getting hit in the eyes or face while participating in sports. Scheduling regular eye exams with an optometrist is important for all children— not only to en­sure their vision isn’t hindering their academic and day-to-day activities but to identify problems that could impede their perfor­ mance in a particular sport. Sports have different visual demands. In soccer, for instance, a player needs good peripheral vision to see a teammate or opponent in the corner of his or her eye, while in hockey, a player needs good dynamic visual acuity; that is, the ability to see objects moving very fast. An optometrist can discuss your child’s needs with you and recommend the best eyeglasses, contact lenses or sports vision training program

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Following a few simple safety precautions can help keep children safe during sports and games.

If you have kids you have, no doubt, sought out activities to channel their energy in a structured, yet fun way. Dance classes are a great alternative to team sports, and most studios offer lessons for children as young as two or three. Participating in dance classes can be beneficial for kids of all ages. Dancing is a physical activity which promotes flexibility, coordination and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can promote strength, increase balance and coordination and improve overall

health. In addition to being a physical activity, dancing in a classroom setting involves social interaction and teaches children important skills like turn-taking, following direction, and being a part of a “team” environment. Becoming a skilled dancer requires focus, discipline and practice skills that can be useful in other areas of a child’s life. Studio 23 is excited to offer summer camps this year. See our ad or call for details 770442-0023

SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP is back for our 7th year in Atlanta

July 14-18, 2014

Alpharetta High School Volleyball Presents:

AHS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CAMP 2014 June 9th – 12th • Cost: $125.00

Get your elementary & middle-school daughters, any experience level, involved in the sport & community at a young age. Recommended for girls interested in volleyball and/or in playing volleyball at AHS in the future. Skill-building, passing, setting, attacking & serving are introduced in a fun, game-like environment. Volleyball matches & contests each day. Campers separated by experience AND grade. In order to provide your camper a better experience & help improve her skills, please indicate if she needs to be grouped with another camper regardless of skill level.


Bring water & light, healthy snack each day.

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Shorts or volleyball spandex (no tank tops, please) tennis/running shoes, & athletic socks to prevent blisters.

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Boys and Girls 10-18 will have an opportunity to learn from the Pros Meet Sports Celebrities Nation’s #1 Sports Make Sports Anchor Tapes Make Play-By-Play Tapes of the Broadcasting Camp 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 and


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Understanding friendship Alpharetta Ambush (NAPS)—A heartwarming story of friendship that teaches children about love and acceptance has been created by Paul Harvey, Jr., author, playwright, pianist, composer, award-winning journalist, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, and the son of legendary radio and television broadcaster Paul Harvey. His first children’s book, “E: A Tale for Everybody,” with illustrations by Bryan C. Butler, is a charming and unusual story that introduces Sara, a precocious and curious cicada faced with the

anxious reality of so much to learn and do and so little time to do it in (cicadas emerge every 17 years but live for only about 40 days). Determined to discover meaning in her life and to make the most of the time she has, Sara becomes enamored of a human boy named Sam who soon grows fond of her as well. Friends and family of both, however, seem to disapprove. Teachers and parents can use the book as a teaching tool to help kids learn about friendships; and how to

respect and embrace those who are different from themselves. Learn More For more information or to order a copy, go to Amazon. com and type Paul Harvey, Jr.; A Tale for Everybody in the search tool.


ambush soccer camps Ambush Spring Break Soccer Camp Where: Webb Bridge Park Turf Field When: April 7-10, 2014 from 9:00am-11:30am Early drop off at 8:30am Late pick up at 12 noon Cost: $140 per player Rec and Select Soccer Players Welcome U8 to U14

Ambush Pre-Tryout Camp

Where: Webb Bridge Park Turf Field When: May 16, 2014 from 6pm - 8pm May 17, 2014 from 9am-11am and 6pm-8pm May 18, 2014 from 6pm-8pm Cost: $120 per player Rec and Select Soccer Players Welcome U8 to U19

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Where: Webb Bridge Park Turf Field When: Twice per week training, June 16 - July 24, Evening sessions Tues/Thurs 5:30pm-7:00pm Cost: $200 per player Academy and Select Players Only

Ambush Summer Soccer Camp

Where: Webb Bridge ParkTurf Field When: July 14-18, 2014 from 9:00am-11:30am Cost: $150 per player Rec and Select Players Welcome U8 to U19 Goalkeeper Specific Training will also be provided by Jason Broome.

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2014 Soccer camps and technical training In the Spring and Summer of 2014, the Alpharetta Ambush Soccer club will offer a full series of camps and 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 Club is the place to be in 2014. Ambush have also added an exciting addition to our menu of camps and training opportunities for 2014. Our coaching staff, from the Ambush Super Y summer league, are offering a training only program for those who want to keep their skills sharp and improve throughout the summer. This program is for Club players and currently involved with Academy, Athena or Classic teams. All camps and training are directed by Ambush Director of Coaching, David Eristavi. Coach Eristavi has led 4 Ambush teams to the National Finals in USYSA competitions and USL Super Y competitions winning 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 eristavi Yearwood USSF “C” license and all-time leading scorer in Georgia State University history. All camps and training will be held on valcourt the sports turf field at Webb Bridge Park in Alpharetta. You can find information on the Spring Break Camp, Pre-Tryout Camp, Summer Camp roberto and the Super Y Training Only program by visiting www.alpharetta or send email to

Junior Golf & Tennis Camps at Alpharetta Athletic Club Junior Golf Camps

5/27-30, 6/3-6, 6/17-20, 6/24-27, 7/8-11, 7/15-18, 7/29-8/1 • Max 15 • golfers/camp - Ages 7 & up • 5/1 golfer to Class A Professional • (AAC East Course) Contact Scott Shannon at or (419) 297-1055 for more information. Ultimate Junior Tennis Camp June 16-20 • Ages 8-16, All playing abilities (AAC West Course) Annual Golf & Tennis Camp (Swim Too!) July 14-18 • Ages 7-16 • (AAC West Course) Contact Terre O’Brien at or (404) 388-0909 for more information. West Course East Course 1785 Dinsmore Road 3430 Highway Nine N. Alpharetta, GA 30004 Alpharetta, GA 30004

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Safe, wholesome summer fun! Camp Cherokee, the Upper Palmetto YMCA’s Resident Camp, was established in 1945 and currently serves boys and girls ages 6-14. Our Camp is located in beautiful Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg, South Carolina.  Our goal continues to be helping everyone reach their potential by building self-esteem, friendships and character in a safe environment.  We

offer one or two week camping sessions with activities including Camp Fires, Swimming, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, Canoeing, Crafts, Soccer, Flag Football, LaCrosse, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Archery, Themed Dances, Kayaking, Environmental Education, Sailing, Disc Golf and a Horseback Riding Program. or call 803-329-9622

At The Roswell School, we delight in being different and serving a unique need in the North Fulton community. We focus on Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, where we see students respond to our “hands-on, experiential” learning model. Formerly Roswell Budokan Educational Center, The Roswell School’s mission is to Educate, Encourage, Enrich, and Empower students. Students thrive in our many programs: award winning After School Achievement Program (ASAP), GA Pre-K Program, Roswell International Math & Science Pre-K (RIMS), Momonoki Japanese Language Preschool, Summer Adventure Camps, and Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) summer camp. In August 2014, we will launch Accelerated Curriculum Enrichment (ACE), focusing on Science, Technology Engineering, Arts/Aviation, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) during after school. We encourage proactive learners in our unique and nurturing environment to cultivate a life-long love of learning. As mentioned, we are home to the GA Pre-K program, following the Fulton County School Calendar. The GA PreK school day is from 7:45am to

2:15pm. Enrollment is open on a first-come, first-served basis. The RIMS Pre-K is a four-hour a day program focusing on S.T.E.M. education. It may only last four hours, but RIMS packs a powerful learning punch in a short time. The Momonoki Japanese Preschool teaches 2-5 year olds in full immersion style - only Japanese language is spoken in the classrooms. Our award winning after school program, ASAP, is attended by students coming to us from 12 area elementary schools. After a brief recess, students have a supervised homework period and are served a healthy snack. Monday through Thursday, we teach different 3 enrichment classes to students in 3 different grade grouping: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th -5th. Our ASAP enrichment classes include: Aikido, Agility, Art, Boot Camp, Cooperative Engineering, Japanese, Leadership, Scientific Discovery, and Team Building. On Friday, ASAP students choose active games or attend the Friday Club of their choosing. Current Friday Clubs include: Art, Science, Strategy Games, Reading, and Music. The Roswell School is housed in a unique facility, with an indoor play area as large as our outdoor play-

ground. This indoor play area comes in handy during inclement weather days. And, our faithful Teaching Team is dedicated to providing the best opportunities for our students. Give us a call at 770-6498383; we’ll be happy to schedule a tour. Or, visit us during Open House 1:00pm-4:00pm Saturday, April 26. And, you can always check us out online at


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Fun & adventures galore!

Cumming Dance Academy

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation offers a multitude of adventures this summer for ages 4-13. Top-notch facilities, super staff, and low counselor to camper ratio provide safe, enriching environments.  Day camps start at an affordable $125 per week.*    Passport to Fun – Explore other cultures and celebrate the nations.  Games and activities from around the world. Mad Science – An interactive week of kooky concoctions and ooey gooey fun! A Day in the Knight – From renaissance art projects to medieval games, enjoy a journey fit for royalty and jesters alike! Superhero – create your very own superhero, design a costume, and try out pretend special powers! Eco Mania – Go green! Recycle and repurpose stuff into cool crafts and games.  Discover ways to protect the environment! Wacky Water Works – Wacky water games, and crafts.  Discover a whole new depth of water and all its workings. Anything Goes – Do the things you don’t normally do at camp! Wear your PJs, bring electronics, watch movies, and enjoy this week of kid-style relaxation!   For more information call 770.822.8840 or visit

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Life-long dancer Niki JerniganWatkins had a dream of turning her passion and talent for dance into a teaching career and bringing the magic of dance alive for others. Driven by her passion and talents, Miss Niki as she’s fondly known by students, is realizing that dream for a tenth year running as the owner and artistic director of Cumming Dance Academy. Given her professional history and accolades for performance and teaching, it’s no surprise that Cumming Dance Academy has succeeded with Miss Niki at the helm. A marker of the academy’s success came in 2009 when Cumming Dance Academy’s new facility opened. The 7,000 square-foot facility located at 419 Tribble Gap Road in Cumming affords the academy more space for staff, students, and parents. In 2012, CDA continued to grow with the expansion of and new location of CDA II Performance Academy. A 4,000 square foot space where students can not only continue their dance training; but CDA II Performance Academy now offers classes in voice, drama, acting, musical theater and more! Cumming Dance Academy is a place of instruction for both serious and recreational dancers and offers classes for children from 18 months to adult. CDA classes are led by a professional staff with decades of experience and impressive performance credits.

CDA has many performance groups for the more dedicated dancers, that include “Miss Niki’s Elite Performance Classes”, a Hip Hop CREW, and 3 Company Groups. For more information on CDA – please visit our website at and follow us on facebook at: academy

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“Nature Kids” Summer Camp Where no child will be left inside It’s all about being outside and enjoying the fun and excitement that nature offers The Best Summer Camp in Town is at Kids ‘R’ Kids on Old Atlanta Rd. Cumming, GA. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy is a SACS Accredited, privately owned and family operated learning facility. We offer an amazing summer camp each year. Our camp is well spoken of and has a reputation next to none other. We have well trained staff and awesome camp counselors. Our state of the art innovative school and summer camp will give your child the opportunity to explore the outdoors and have the summer of a lifetime. We have put together everything you are looking for in a perfect camp setting. We offer both junior and senior camps. Parents are able to select any weeks or days of their choice. This year’s summer camp theme is Camp Nature Kids. Get ready for an unforgettable ten week odyssey that transforms campers into miniature scientists, explorers and adventurers as they investigate the awe of the wide and wonderful world beyond their

back door. Our summer camp themes include: • Off the Beaten Path • Digging in the Dirt, • Wild about Wildlife • Bugs and Slugs • Nature Rocks. One of the most popular attractions at our Summer Camp is the onsite Water Park! Some of the exciting field trip opportunities include: Tree Top Quest, Sky Zone, Chestatee Wild Life Preserve and Zoo, World of Coke, Chattahoochee Nature Center and Medieval Times! Of course, no summer would be complete without a trip to The Georgia Aquarium and an overnight camping adventure. Stop by for a complimentary tour, meet the teachers and summer camp counselors, see the summer camp grounds and see what Kids ‘R’ Kids can offer your child this summer. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy, 3036 Old Atlanta Road, GA. 30041, 678-648-3175, 9


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Stay sharp over the summer Experts say students can lose up to 30% of their newly acquired academic knowledge over the summer. Don’t let your child fall behind! Let a certified teacher at Omega Learning® Center make sure your child stays sharp and starts the new school year prepared and confident. Enroll your student in one of Omega’s exciting summer programs for students of all ages! SAT/ACT Boot Camp:Prepare for the Fall SAT and/or ACT Test and increase scores at Omega this summer. Our highly qualified tutors help students achieve t h e i r individual academic goals through guided instruction, strategic remediation, and validated test-taking strategies for math, reading, writing, and vocabulary. Math Boot Camp: Get prepared for your next math course this summer! Our Math Boot Camps provide students with a broad foundation of math concepts and its application. Our highly qualified tutors fill skill gaps and help your student build vital critical thinking skills needed to apply the fundamentals of math to more advanced concepts. Omega Learning Center® – Johns Creek also offers summer programs K-12 for reading comprehension, Creative Writing Skills, Study Skills, and Foreign Language, as well as a SACS Accredited Summer School! Omega builds your child a custom

program based on the results of the nationally-recognized Woodcock Johnson III academic assessment, which evaluates your child in all areas of reading and math and pinpoints academic skills gaps. Omega’s AIM Tutoring System™ provides proven and guaranteed results! Our certified teachers use enrichment-based curriculum and multi-sensory instruction to achieve maximum results. Omega’s average academic growth is two years and six months after completing their comprehensive tutoring program. Omega’s certified teachers send parents and school teachers daily program updates. Call today for summer program and boot camp scheduling, pricing, and availability (770-751-0181). Omega Learning® Center – Johns Creek is SACS accredited and conveniently located at 3005 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 170, Johns Creek, GA 30022 next to Fresh Market. 770-751-0181. john; Omega

Organic farm offering summer camp Lionheart Gardens, located on 6 acres adjacent to Sonora Creek Horse Farm is an organic garden and experiential learning environment. Campers will enjoy an open environment to explore nature, woodworking, farming, gardening, ceramics, swimming and horseback riding.  Campers will share experiences to learn about growing and eating healthy food, maintaining sustainable garden practices, and organic farming.  Sensory driven creative activities, games, drama, and music will be offered. Teachers and professionals from The Lionheart School will direct the camp. Hippotherapy will be provided by a licensed Occupational Therapist.

The camp will offer work experiences for older campers in farming, animal and environmental sciences. An enthusiastic camper last summer reported, “Whether we’re scavenging for bugs, starting seeds, weed racing, feeding the chickens, nature hiking, sculpting clay, swimming or horseback riding, it’s fun.  We ran around from the moment we arrived at the farm to the moment we left.  I liked learning about the life cycle of plants and the garden games.  I can’t wait to come back next year!”  Sessions are available June 2-6, June 9-13, July 7-11 and July 14-18.   Ages 6-21 are welcome; limited space available. An application is available at www.thelion 


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Performing Arts North presents summer theater camps Performing Arts North at the Dancing Goat Theatre is an Educational Theater for Youth that offers Classes, Camps and Community Theater. Theater enhances knowledge while creating positive experiences that can last a lifetime. Theater addresses the skills which benefit children’s physical, artistic, mental, personal and social development. It teaches self-confidence, public speaking skills and the ability to work with an ensemble to achieve a goal. A play requires students to follow a time line, to use self-discipline, and to accept feedback. We offer 6 camps this summer that include Drama, Comedy and Performance for ages 8 – 14, and an Imagination camp for ages 4 – 6. We encourage young people to do Shakespeare

with respect for the text, understanding of the language and history. One summer camp is devoted to the performance of a classic play that mirrors the play the community company is producing; therefore, students have an opportunity to see a performance as they are preparing a performance of the same show. Among the specific skills your child will learn at our camps are stage movement, voice and diction, stage terminology and theater etiquette. They may also learn: stage make up, mask making, theater crafts, costuming and set design. Check our website for events happening all year at

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Johns Creek Arts Center

The sounds of summer and the voices of happy children will fill the air beginning May 27 as the Johns Creek Arts Center commences its eighth year of summer camp. The JCAC provides one of the most extensive and exceptional summer camps in the North Fulton area. JCAC camps have been a recipient of the Nickelodeon Parents Choice Award for excellence. Typically, more the 900 children attend camp each summer. The skilled and creative educational staff at the Johns Creek Arts Center prides itself in offering a unique arts experience. Each year the teaching staff selects a general theme that serves as the impetus for many creative and innovative projects. The 2014 theme is Myths and Legends. Campers create projects inspired by mythology from all over the world. Each week long camp focuses on mythology and legends of Greece, Asia, Northern Europe or America. Different weeks focus on different legendary traditions. Drawing and painting camps are offered for children four through seventeen. The art center also offers

a number of specialty camps including Cartooning, Clay, Creative Writing and Illustration, Video Gamemaker, Theatre Camp, Jewelry Camp, Mosaics Camp, “Just Me & My Girl”, a camp for elementary age girls and their favorite doll companion, and Creative 3D Art. Before and aftercare are available for the convenience of working parents. For more information please contact the Johns Creek Arts Center at 770 623 8448. The complete summer camp schedule is also available online at 11


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Now taking applications for summer camps & programs School of Rock – Johns Creek 10900 Medlock Bridge Rd. Suite 107 Johns Creek, GA 30097 770.751.8081 •

School Of Rock – Johns Creek is now taking applications for Rock 101 and Performance summer camps. Ages 8-18, co-ed, no experience necessary for Rock 101 summer camps. The Performance Camp is designed for kids who know the basics of how to play their instrument and are ready to take it to the stage. Both camps are condensed, one week versions of our larger programs held throughout the year. We are currently offering three week long camps this summer, held Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM. 10% discount on camps for those who register before May 1.  A 50% non-refundable deposit

is due at time of registration to hold student’s place. For more information go to or call 770-751-8081.   We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.  


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Safari day camps at Zoo Atlanta Year-round adventures help parents adapt for every season Animals adapt with the changing of the seasons. How well-adapted are you for school’s-out survival? Safari Day Camps at Zoo Atlanta help you get prepared for classroom breaks throughout the year. Choose award-winning day camp adventures featuring animal encounters, exclusive Zoo tours, educational exploration and enriching outdoor activities for campers ages kindergarten through fifth grade. Try Safari Day Camp for spring,

summer and winter breaks, or check out one of the Zoo’s many School’s Out! Safari Day Camp options for one-day holidays or teacher workdays. Activities are age and grade-appropriate, and themes change regularly for an alwaysfresh experience. The fun doesn’t end with the fifth grade. For older children, try Summer Safari Quest Day Camp, a scienceintensive experience tailored for rising sixth graders to rising eighth graders,

and Summer Safari Quest Trek Camp, a travel camp including educational excursions to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Stone Mountain Park, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Tellus Museum, Alliance Theatre and many more. Ready to adapt for the next season? Book a program today on zooatlanta. org, or call 404.624.WILD to learn more.   Visit for reservations, information and answers to FAQ’s about Safari Day Camps at Zoo Atlanta.

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 have been and continue to be a staple. These day camps are still as popular as ever, where campers enjoy a variety of activities like arts and crafts, games, swimming, and more. Athletic camps

consist of baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, multi-sports, tennis, and soccer. New this summer, Roswell is offering an Adaptive Friendship Camp for special needs children ages 5-15. Are you interested in 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 large selection 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, fort building camps, Lego camps, cooking camps, career camp, disc golf camp, manners camp just to name a few. Roswell 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

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Summer Camps

begin Monday, March 24th for Roswell Residents and open registration begins Monday, March 31st. The summer program brochure is on-line at www. call 770-641-3760 or 770-641-3705 for more information.

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The summer program brochure is available online and registration begins Monday, March 24 for Roswell Residents and Monday, March 31 is open registration. Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department has a wide variety of camps for all ages offered throughout the summer. For registration information call 770-641-3760 or go to Traditional Outdoor Summer Day Camps: • Campers participate in arts & crafts, games, sports and special activities. • Camps run May 27th through August 11th

Athletic Camps: • Baseball • Lacrosse • Disc Golf

• Soccer • Basketball • Cheerleading

• Football • Volleyball • Conditioning

Visual Art :

• Camps in a variety of mediums (painting, drawing, sculpting, clay wheel, jewelry and beading, photography, sewing, and much more)

Performing Arts Camps: (ages 3 and up)

• Ballet • Basketball/Hip Hop Dance • Contemporary • Hip Hop • Jazz

Other Camps:

• Themed Dance and Drama • Drama • Musical Theater • Dance/Gymnastics Combo • Art/Dance Combo Camp

Gymnastics Camps: (ages 2 to 14) • Boys and Girls at all skill levels • Gymnastics/Dance Combo

Adventure Camp: (grades 6-8) Travel by bus to: • White Water • Laser Tag • Movies • Six Flags • Bowling

• Stone Mountain • Georgia Aquarium • Braves Stadium Tour • much more

• Aquatic • Circus • Cooking Camps • Creative Writing • Fort Building • History • Lego • Manners • Media Smart Youth (Fitness and Nutrition) • Modeling

• Movie Making • Pump Track (Mountain Biking Skills) • Stroke (Combines Tennis, Art and Swim) • Challenge Island • Career • Goal Planning • Adaptive Fiendship (Special Needs) • Camp Yesteryear • Rough Rider

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Kids R Kids summer camps Weeks 1 & 2 - Nature Rocks Do you know what minerals are in your toothpaste? Learn about fossils and the rock cycle, and use the tools of a geologist. Play Quake Proof, go core sampling in a cupcake and hard rock mining in a chocolate chip cookie. We’ll also start our very own rock collection! Learn how to classify rocks and explore their patterns. Take a meteorite walk. Create your own Sands of Time, crystal shapes, sand-stone, and an exploding volcano. Do experiments about plate tectonics. See how geology rocks your world and affects plants, animals and people every day. Weeks 3 & 4 – Digging in the Dirt Jump in mud puddles, dig in the dirt, and build clay crafts as you investigate the world beneath our feet. Learn about animals that live underground, ancient fossils, and the importance of soil for all living things.

Enriching and exciting Swift School serves students with dyslexia and other language based learning differences using the Orton Gillingham method. Swift Summer Explorations offers morning academic classes for rising 1st-6th grade students during the month of June. Highly skilled and experienced Swift teach-

ers stimulate a love of reading and writing in children. Our fun-oriented afternoon programs give students the opportunity to tap into their own creativity and find interests and talents in non-academic areas. We would love to see you at Swift School this summer!

Weeks 5 7 6 – Bugs and Slugs The world is full of creatures that many people think are gross or scary. This session we will explore and expel some of the common myths about this misunderstood group of creatures. Learn all about insects, reptiles and amphibians and get ready to go crazy for creatures who aren’t so creepy after all! Get ready to take an adventure into the world of slime, scales, and stingers! Weeks 7 & 8 – Wild About Wildlife Take a walk on the wild side! Animals

Experience an educational, enriching, and exciting summer at Swift School. JUNE 2 - 27 Rising 1st–6th graders will explore literature and language through the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Students can also register for Swift’s afternoon options including art, technology, sports, music & more!

have many characteristics that make them perfectly suited to their habitats. Habitats are all around. Explore a variety of habitats for food, shelter, water and space and see how they provide animals what they need to survive. Weeks 9 & 10 – Off the Beaten Path Now it’s time to venture off the beaten path. Camping and hiking are adventures full of fun and exciting activities – pitching a tent and sleeping under the stars, using a compass, and cooking over a campfire. As campers travel, other amazing habitats are explored.

WEEKS 1 & 2: See how geology rocks your world and affects plants, animals & people every day!

Kindergarten – 12 Years Junior & Senior Camps CAMP NATURE KIDS is an unforgettable 10-week odyssey that transforms campers into miniature scientists, explorers and adventurers as they investigate the wide and wonderful world beyond their back door.

WEEKS 3 & 4: Learn about animals that live underground, ancient fossils, and the importance of soil for all living things.

WEEKS 5 & 6: Learn about insects, amphibians, & reptiles and get ready to go crazy for creatures who aren’t so creepy after all!

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WEEKS 7 & 8: Explore a variety of habitats for food, shelter, water and space and see how they provide animals what they need to survive in wildlife.


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How summer camp prepares us for life Come join us this summer at Roswell UMC for our Vacation Bible School The “Workshop of Wonders” theme for this year’s VBS will help your child imagine, build, and grow in their relationship with God. This year’s VBS will feature whimsical crafts, snacks that we can build upon, imaginative games, science experiments, and Bible stories that will show how our God can build something out of what seems like nothing. Dates - June 16-19, 2014 Time - 9:00-12:30 a.m. each morning. Ages - Ages 4 (by 9/1/2014) through rising 5th grades. Cost $20 per child with a $60 Family Cap

RUMC Church Member Scotty Brewington “We plan our summers around RUMC’s VBS! My kids have gone to VBS at RUMC since they were old enough to attend. Even when they were not old enough I volunteered so they could go early to VBS and they loved it. The children always ask when VBS is coming. I will keep signing them up until they are too old to attend and then they will volunteer. RUMC goes all out for their VBS!” Registration is open on Sunday, March 30:

Watching my parents drive away from my college residence hall the first day of freshman orientation was a surreal experience. Though they would only be a phone call away, I was on my own. Many new decisions and challenges lay ahead. It was all happening, ready or not. But I was ready. I was ready because I had been to camp. By design, a camper experiences small doses of fear and challenge throughout his session at camp. In her book, The Price of Privilege (2008), psychologist Madeline Levine affirms that “by allowing [children] to get occasionally bruised in childhood we are helping to make certain that they don’t get broken in adolescence. And by allowing them their failures in adolescence, we are helping to lay the groundwork for success in adulthood.”   The first night away from home, the first camp out, first ride down the zip line, and first attempt to roll his kayak are all challenges that may not be easy to face initially. But he learns a profound lesson as the boy is helped along by fellow campers and staff, namely, that he is capable of moving beyond disappointment and perceived failure and into new growth. When he en-

counters challenges later, whether that same session, back at home, or when he navigates the college experience, he is more ready because he developed the necessary skills at camp.


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Woodward North summer camps Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time for parents to start planning camp experiences for their children. Woodward North Summer Camps offer an exciting range of programs to educate and entertain aspiring artists, scholars, athletes, explorers, and performers. Located on a 33-acre campus in Johns Creek, Woodward North is a satellite elementary school of Woodward Academy. Woodward North Summer Camps are open to all rising pre-K through sixth graders. Children do not have to be Woodward students to attend the wide range of camp offerings, including athletic, academic, and enrichment camps. Child care is available before and after camps, and lunch—provided daily during morning session camps—is included in camp fees. Camps are led by Woodward faculty and staff, who provide a rewarding summer experience that will educate and entertain. In addition, bus transportation is available to Woodward’s Main Campus in College Park, which offers a full range of camps to students of

all ages. For a complete listing of camp schedules and descriptions, visit, select Summer Camp Information for 2014, and choose WA North Camp under Schedules and Descriptions.

Dance into summer with N-Step Dance Academy N-Step Dance Academy is excited to announce we are moving! In June we will be doubling our space, remaining in the Brookwood Target Shopping Center, located in Suwanee. With the expansion of our studio, we are even more excited about the array of classes we are able to offer including jazz, hip hop, ballet, acro, tap, lyrical and more. The studio has had unparalleled success under the direction of Alexis Kozar, studio owner and artistic director. This summer, N-Step is proud to provide a variety of camps and classes for all levels and ages. We are offering Fairytale Camps for 3-6 year olds, All Day Intensives for the serious dancer and everything in between! New this summer, we are holding All Day Dance Class Camp which will enable a dancer to pick and choose a wide variety of genres to try a new skill or keep up on their technique. What makes this class unique is the ability to drop in for one or all classes, whatever fits into your schedule. Regardless of the age or skill level of your dancer, N-Step Dance Academy has a summer camp or class to fit his or her needs! N-Step Dance Academy is conveniently located at 2631 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 520 in Suwanee. For more information or to register,

please visit or call 770-886-6500

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An exciting summer adventure Junior Gladiator Camp for 3 and 4 year olds. Activities each week will be planned around a different theme. Activities include music, art, cooking, playground, centers, Spanish, puzzles, water day, in-house fieldtrips and so much more. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your little ones’ summer the best one yet. For more information and to register visit our website or call Paige Moody at 678-461-6102. Gladiator Camp (5-12 year olds) An action packed fun-filled summer! Chil-

dren will be grouped according to age and will rotate through various activities each day. These activities include pottery, painting, clay sculpting, decoupage, photography, cooking, Ipads, Robotics, Science, Sports, drama, music and so much more! They will also take weekly, off-campus, fieldtrips such as Rollerskating, Legoland, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Stone Mountain Park and more! For more information and to register visit our website or call Paige Moody at 678-461-6102.


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Enroll now for summer camp and stay cool with N-Step Dance Academy! We are offering dance camps for every age from 3 – 18. All day dance camps & classes, intensives and fairytale camps with early drop off and late pick available. We also have a 10% multi-camp discounts for those enrolling in multiple camps and 15% family discount. Conveniently located in the Brookwood Marketplace-Target shopping center.

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The Roswell Summer Puppet Series is back and we invite everyone to join us for a raucous good time! Roswell Cultural Arts Center is offering a new summer pass, on sale now through June 1, giving you the opportunity to see seven shows for the price of six! That’s $30 per person for all seven shows (and no waiting in line)! Each puppet show offers a retelling of classic tales – like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Peter Rabbit!

Pre-register now for Gail Goldberg’s “Exploring Expression through Art and Drama� workshop, geared to children 6 and under. This workshop will be offered free to 25 children at 11:05am on Wednesdays and Fridays in June and July. For more information on the workshop or the puppet shows, or to purchase your summer pass, please visit us at www. or call (770) 594-6232.

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FIELD TRIP EXTRAVAGANZA Ages pre-k to 12 years old

Art & Animals with Farmer Sue

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Campers will improve social communication skills during pragmatic language therapy while engaged in stories, video modeling and multisensory games and activities.  July 14 - 25 Monday-Friday $300/week 4-6 year olds 9 - Noon 7-10 year olds 11 - 2:00 (extended day with more art & animal time $25/day)

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Big fun under “the big top!” CIRCUS CAMP is a camp experience designed to introduce children to CIRCUS, PERFORMING, and VISUAL ARTS. Campers age 5 thru teens. Circus Camp’s philosophy is to build the self-esteem of children through the magic of Circus Arts. It’s truly The Greatest Camp On Earth. Circus Camp is Interactive: Children get to actually do things they’ve only seen in the Circus. Trapeze, Tightrope Walking, Unicycling, Juggling, Magic, even take a pie to face and much, much more. Circus Camp is Entertaining. Children are taught by Circus Professionals and treated to a live show everyday after lunch. They get to see a real Magic Show, Trapeze Artists doing the advance tricks on the equipment, Clowns doing Clown skits, Juggling and Unicycling Shows. Circus Camp is Performance. Every Friday Afternoon we turn the tables and the

children become the Circus Stars, performing a live Circus for Mom, Dad, Family and Friends. They go home truly feeling like Circus Stars. Multiple Locations: Decatur, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs & Select YMCA’s. Sessions June 2-August 1, Sessions & Pricing vary per location. Register online: or Call 404-3700001. Visit our Facebook page & look at our Circus Stars in action and like us too!


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