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Camp Guide

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Camp Search: Ask the Right Questions Special Advertising Section:

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Riverview Camp for Girls On the Cover (from top right): Dunwoody Nature Center; Main Street School of Art; Camp Ocoee - YMCA; Camp Cedar Cliff; Deer Run Camps and Retreat

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is for Camping Everything you need to know about the overnight experience, from A to Z.

Age. Some overnight camps will take

children as young as 6, but are they ready to go? Your child should have had successful overnight visits with family and friends and should be able to take care of his hygiene.

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Friends. Should your first-

Bags. Kids may need duffels or bags that specifically fit into an assigned space or fulfill a specific task, like laundry!

Costs. Overnight camps are more

affordable than you might think. Many camps offer discounts for more than one child and some scholarships are available for low-income families.

Distance. How far the camp is

from your home is an important factor to consider. Do you want to be able to drive there within two hours? Does your older child want the independence of being 1,000 miles away?

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restrict the use of cell phones, tablets and laptops or ban them. What devices should your child leave behind, and how will you communicate with your camper or check out what’s happening at the camp? Make sure you know the camp’s policies in advance.

time camper go with a friend? Camp directors say they can, if the child’s more comfortable, but it’s not necessary. Your child will make friends within the first day or two. Have your camper prepared with a calling card or stickers with their contact information to pass out so they can stay connected once camp ends.

General or Specialty. Does the

camp focus on one area, such as dance, music or computer programming, or does it offer a variety of experiences, from archery and swimming to painting and horseback riding?

Homesickness. It’s the No. 1 concern of the parents of first-time campers, but most kids are just fine. They’re too busy with new friends and activities to notice (though many parents experience separation anxiety).

Interests. Make sure the camp’s activities

match some of your child’s interests. A sedentary book reader might hate an all-sports camp, but a camp that combines storytelling and some physical activities might expand his views on the outdoors and exercise.

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Joke books. Jokes, Mad Libs and small

games help bunkmates get to know each other better and provide entertainment during downtimes or rainy days.

Kids. The mix is important. How many kids will be at each camp session? Is the camp single gender or coed, are the campers mostly in-state or are some international?

Letters. Camps encourage parents to

write letters (some allow emails as well) and send packages. Send a letter or package a few days before your child begins camp so he’ll get mail on the first day. Letting your child know you’re thinking of him helps you both feel connected.

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Mini Sessions. Unsure

if your child is ready for weeks away? Some camps offer short sessions for a taste of the experience.

Nutrition. Find out

what meals are offered and what options are available for picky eaters.

Obstacles. How does the

camp handle problems? What’s its policy on discipline? If your child has a medical issue, how will the camp respond? Make Atlanta sure your child knows where to Parent’s go if he needs help.

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Qualifications. Is the camp accredited by

an organization such as the American Camping Association? How are camp counselors screened? What is the ratio of campers to counselors?

Research. Plan to attend camp expos, check

websites, ask family and friends and talk with former campers. If possible, visit the camps on your short list.

Special Needs camps. The camp

experience is great for kids of all abilities. Special needs camps welcome kids with physical or mental disabilities or medical conditions such as cancer.

Things to do. What activities and opportunities

for learning does the camp offer? What is a typical day like, and does the pace fit your child’s personality?

Urban or rustic. What is the physical setting

for the camp? Will campers be in tents or cabins, or housed in a university dorm for technology camp? How many campers will share the space?

Vacation. Check the schedules of your top

choice for camp before you plan your family’s annual getaway. Some programs are only offered once a summer.

Water. Hydration is key, so make sure your child

knows that they have to keep drinking throughout the day and not just at mealtime. Some camps provide water bottles; some have you bring them.

Xtra. Double up on necessities – bring things like

extra underwear, socks, shoes, bug spray and glasses.

Yippee! That’s what your kid will exclaim when it’s time for camp next year.

Zero. Most kids have zero regrets after their first camp experience.

–  Dalia Faupel and Amanda Allen

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a suggested packing list. Use it! And be sure to label everything. Pay attention to shoes – having the right ones can be the difference between a great time and a so-so experience.

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Time for

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There are camps to meet every interest, price range and schedule. Knowing your options, as well as your child’s personality, will help you identify the best programs for your child. The following information will help you as you start your search. Camp Westminster

n  Overnight Camp: Most offer a

n  Special Needs

camps, these camps take younger children, starting at age 4, and everyone returns home at the end of the day.

Campers: A physical, medical or mental disability is not a roadblock to a camp experience. Each year more than 1 million children with special needs benefit from summer camp. Some camps specialize in serving certain groups while other camps integrate campers with special needs into the total camp population.

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n  Session Lengths Vary:

variety of programs for children starting at age 7. Overnight camp options include coed, single sex and specialty camps that focus on a particular program and have varying overnight accommodations, such as cabins, tents and tepees. n  Day Camp: Similar to overnight

The Green Room

Campers can embark on adventures as varied as learning how to ride a horse, water ski or dance. If your child has a special interest, there likely is a camp that specializes in it.

Children may stay at camp for a few days, a few weeks or the entire summer. At camp, there’s a session length for every child, budget and schedule.

n  Cost: Camp remains a very affordable option for

most everyone. Fees can range from $15 to $120 per day, depending upon the choice of camp, the facilities offered and the camper’s needs. Many camps and other organizations offer financial assistance based on need.

Research tools to help with your camp search

For overnight camps

n  Go to a camp expo. You’ll find lots of camp information under one roof. You can talk with representatives of the camps you’re interested in and gather brochures. (Atlanta Parent’s Camp Expos are Jan. 23 at North Point Mall, Feb. 13 at Town Center Mall and March 5 & 6 at Perimeter Mall (all Sat. expos are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., March 6 from 1-5 p.m.)

n  Visit the finalists. If you’re unsure which camp is best, take your child and go for a tour. Some camps have open houses, and you’ll get a good sense of how your kid will spend his week or weeks at camp. Consider starting your search a year in advance and visiting a summer camp in progress to see what goes on.

n  Research online. Most camps have extensive information and photos to give you a picture of what camp life is like.

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n  Ask your family, friends and neighbors. Many of them were campers themselves or can tell you about their child’s experience at camp.

n  Get the names of former campers. Camps you’re interested in should be able to help you contact former campers who can tell you what your child can expect.

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Overnight Camps Start your search for the perfect summer camp adventure with this sampling of overnight camps. Information is provided by our advertisers. Athens Y Camp for Boys/Camp Chattooga for Girls Since 1898 Athens Y has been developing Christian character in fun ways! “We are the paradise of Youth!” A safe atmosphere for young men and women located in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. All sports, zip line, lake activities and more! Horseback riding for girls. Outdoor adventure program for older campers. 706-754-6912. www.athensycamps. org. Camp Cedar Cliff Our camp provides the premier summer camp experience, while also nurturing our camper’s relationship with Christ. Our adventures include: Horseback Riding, High Ropes Course, Archery, Swimming, Hiking, Camping, Adventure Ball, Rafting, Climbing and much more! We’re located through the gates of the Billy Graham Training Center, in Asheville, NC. www.campcedarcliff.org. Camp Chatuga Established in 1956. Only private resident camp in SC. 30 activities including horseback, water-skiing, BMX bikes, crafts, archery, riflery, sports. 4:1 camper: counselor ratio. Wholesome atmosphere perfect for fun and personal growth through relationships and nature! www.campchatuga.com.

Camp Chehaw Campers will participate in many outdoor activities like canoeing, archery, nature hikes, survival skills, and even sleep in a real teepee! During this adventure, campers take many behind the scenes trips to the Zoo. Boys and Girls ages 8-14 are invited to attend our week long or four day sleepaway camp! 229-430-3012. www.chehaw.org. Camp Cosby The YMCA of Greater Birmingham’s sleepaway camp, Camp Cosby is a co-ed camp for 6-16 year old campers located only two hours from Atlanta. Caring staff provides more than 20 activities, such as horseback riding, minibikes, archery, tubing, wakeboarding, the blob and Alpine tower. Camp Cosby offers expedition trips in kayaking, climbing and caving in Alabama. www.ymcabham.org/ campcosby. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa Co-ed, Grades 2-12. Campers reconnect with nature in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Horseback, ropes, canoeing, archery and more. ACA accredited. 706-886-2457. www. campfirega.org.

Camp Greenville – YMCA High atop the Blue Ridge Mountains sits one of the most spectacular Y camps. Amazing staff, strong Christian values and 1,400 mountaintop acres of fun. Choose from the classic traditional week for 7-15 year olds, one or two-week adventure programs for 10-17 year olds, equestrian programs for 10-15 year olds and leadership development programs for 15-17 year olds. Operating since 1912. 864-412-0288. www.campgreenville.org. Camp Juliette Low Girls 7-17. Traditional camping, outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922. On beautiful Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia. One and two week sessions. 770428-1062. www.CJL.org. Camp Ocoee – YMCA Located in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, Camp Ocoee has been providing children with wilderness adventures since 1923. One-week sessions for boys and girls ages 7-17. 4:1 camper to staff ratio. Strong Christian environment. Activities include paintball, whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, camp-outs and many more. www.campocoee.com. Camp Tekoa One week sessions (Sun.-Sat.) are packed full of high energy activities including boating, swimming, ziplines, the mud pit, slip n’ slide, s’mores and more! Staff will lead you in faith formation throughout the week as you see God move in your life. Hendersonville, NC. 828-692-6516. Camptekoa.org. Camp Thunderbird – YMCA Located just 4 hours from Atlanta, Camp Thunderbird offers one and two-week sessions for kids ages 7-16. Activities include: water skiing, sailing, kayaking, zip line, climbing wall, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more. A 4:1 camper to staff ratio. 800732-3855. campthunderbird.org

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Camp Westminster Christian camp and retreat center just 20 miles east of Atlanta. Weekly overnight and day sessions available for ages 6-17. Wake boarding, horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, sports, crafts, outdoor skills and much more! 770-483-2225. www. campwestminster.org

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Camp Widjiwagan – YMCA Located 20 minutes southeast of Nashville, Tenn. Overnight and Equestrian Camps (ages 7-16) are the heart and soul of the summer camp experience. NEW for 2016 are the Widji Jam Camp, Doctor Who Fully-Themed Camp, and the Voyager Village for first-time overnight campers. Equestrian Camp also added many new Farm Camp animals! www.campwidji.org. Animal Camp – Cub Creek Science Camp Feed lemurs, walk llamas, pet chinchillas, horses, ferrets and armadillos! With over 300 animals, 100+ activities, and the friendliest staff around, you’ll surely have a summer experience unlike any other! Ages 7-17. 1-6 week sessions. Rolla, Missouri. 573-458-2125. www.MOScienceCamp.com. Deer Run Camps & Retreats Near Franklin TN. Traditional camp. 100 wooded acres. Build relationships, character, confidence. Age-graded sessions for campers who have completed grades 3-12. Registration includes themed shirt and ALL activities: horseback riding, giant swing, 45-ft climbing tower, paintball, archery, BB guns, low or high initiatives, lake activities, cardboard boat regatta, small group Bible study, nightly speaker, worship. Campers choose one track: fishing, percussion, drama, sports, horse care. 888-794-2918. Camps.DeerRunRetreat.org.

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Camp Widjiwagan – YMCA

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summer Camps Students explore areas of flight, space, engineering, cybersecurity, and radar through . hands-on sessions. Join us to experience a mix of academic challenge and summer fun. For more information call 386- 226-7645 or visit summercamps.erau.edu.

GSGATL - All Girl Resident Camps Explore 4 beautiful camps in Cobb, Bartow, Meriwether and Floyd Counties. Get in touch with your artistic side, zipline through the air, explore the trails on horseback and learn to sail in the summer sun. We have sessions for every passion. Open to girls grades K-12. Browse sessions at Camp.GirlScoutsATL.org.

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Overnight Camps

Valley View Ranch

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont summer youth adventures create space for discovery, personal development and opportunities to unplug and explore. 865-4486709. www.gsmit.org/GA.html. Riverview Camp for Girls Enjoy Extraordinary Experiences Everyday! Only 2 hours from Atlanta located on Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama. Ages 6-16. Both one and two-week sessions. MotherDaughter Weekends. You’ll be amazed by all you can do! Recognized as one of the South’s favorite Overnight Christian Camps for Girls. 800-882-0722. Website has multiple ideas/ photos/information: www.riverviewcamp.com. Skyland Camp for Girls Horseback riding, musical theater, tennis, archery, crafts, swimming. And that’s just Day 1! Skyland campers learn leadership, self-expression, confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork and more! Operating since 1917, with just 60-65 campers (rising 1st-10th grade) per session, Skyland attracts campers from across the country. 3 hours north of Atlanta (near Asheville, N.C.) on 40 wooded acres. 828627-2470. www.SkylandCamp.com. Summer Academy at UGA Make this a summer to remember with the University of Georgia’s Summer Academy for ages 11-17. Experts in their field conduct exciting specialty camps, including digital film school, fashion design, aviation, and more. Details at UGAYouthPrograms.com. Sunburst Adventure Camp Set the standard of awesome this summer with horseback riding, zip lining, tubing, waterpark, bowling, hiking, ATV ride, all activities included for everyone. Safety is our #1 priority. Join us for our 18th year. Located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains near Helen. 706-947-7433. ww.sunburststables.com Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954! A’top Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls, ages 8-17; 1 to 9 weeks, 600 acres, English, Western, Barrels, Vaulting and Trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Spend 4-6 hours daily with your OWN camp horse. 706-8622231. www.valleyviewranch.com.

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12 Questions To Help Choose the Right Camp for your Child Finding a camp that provides the right fit for your child can be a challenge. There are lots of camps to choose from. Here are some questions to help:

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What is the camp’s philosophy?

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What will a camper experience during the camp session?

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How is the staff screened and selected?

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What is the staff-to-camper ratio?

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Is there a medical professional on staff? How are individual medical needs and emergencies handled?

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What is the cost of camp registration, each session and other fees?

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What is a typical day’s schedule? Do campers have a set schedule or can they choose activities?

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How is homesickness handled?

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What are the restrictions, if any, on care packages?

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How many children are in each group and how many are in each session?

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Have I asked each camp for references and spoken with them?

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Adventure Camps Arts  Music  Games  Crafts Recreation Camps with a thematic twist! Spaces are limited, register now! Buford Bogan Park Community Recreation Center 678.277.0850 Duluth Shorty Howell Park Activity Building 770.814.4914 Lawrenceville Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center 678.277.0890

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Norcross Best Friend Park Gym 770.417.2212 Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center 678.277.0860 Berkeley Lake Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center 678.277.0920 Stone Mountain Mountain Park Activity Building 678.277.0179

Lilburn Mountain Park Park Depot Building 678.277.0179 Suwanee George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center 678.277.0910 Snellville Lenora Park Gym 770.978.5271

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Day Camps The information provided by our advertisers in our Day Camp Guide will help you choose just the right camp to make this the best summer ever. A5 Volleyball Club Since its formation in 2005, Atlantabased A5 Volleyball Club has emerged as one of the top two volleyball clubs in the country. Along with their training arm, Volleyperformance, they offer camps and clinics to players aged 8 to 18, ranging from D1 athletes to youngsters who have never touched a volleyball. 770-346-8878. A5volleyball.com. Camp ACE at Accelerated Learning Center Full day academic summer camp. S.T.E.M., LEGO building, Entrepreneurship, games, arts and crafts, and more! Where fun and learning meet! 404-933-2235. CampACE.net. Camp All-American Voted best summer day camp by local publications, Camp All-American is the premier camp in North Atlanta for 5-14 year olds. Join us for our 28th summer and see for yourself why campers and parents alike rave about the Camp All-American experience! 678-405-2266. Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta Parlez-vous français? Come learn French at the Alliance Française d’Atlanta. We offer French camps with a starting age of 7 for all levels. Visit www.afatl.com for pricing and dates, or call 404-875-1211.

Atlanta Girls’ School SMART Girls Camp at Atlanta Girls’ School is a week-long day camp in Science, Math, Art, and Real Technology for girls entering grades 1-9. June 6-10, June 13-17, and June 20-24. Registration now open! Visit www.atlantagirlsschool.org. Atlanta International School It may be summer, but Atlanta International School is still offering language camps in German, French, Chinese (K-8) with Spanish and ESL (K-12). New this year – MOD Design, Filmmaking & Editing, 3D Printing, Science & Technology through Photography plus 6th grade Study Skills Boot Camp. Other programs include Orchestra, Camp Stardust, chess, Taekwondo, Racecars & Rockets, traditional & afternoon day camps. www. aischool.org/summercamp. Atlanta School of Gymnastics Summer and holiday gymnastics camps. Games, arts and crafts, gymnastics, tumble track, swimming, basketball and more! Full and half days available. 770938-1212. Atlantagymnastics.net Atlanta Montessori International School Ages 3-12. International, arts, science and STEM camps available. 1970 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta. 404-325-6777.

The Bedford School/Camp Squirrel Hollow Camp Squirrel Hollow summer program for students, between ages 6-15, needing an academic boost! Students receive tutoring in reading, math, and written expression in small groups. They participate in recreational activities, swimming and challenge courses. Two 2-week sessions offered on Bedford’s campus. Information, contact Dr. Betsy Box at 770774-8001 or visit www.thebedfordschool.org. Brandon Hall School Summer Programs Providing fun learning opportunities for rising kindergarten students up to grade 12 with summer boarding options for rising 6th-12th grade. Brandon Hall summer programs help build confidence, character, skills and lasting friendships! Camp offerings include enrichment, athletic and academic opportunities. Visit www.brandonhall.org/summer for more information, or contact us at summercamps@ brandonhall.org or 770-394-8177. British Academy of Performing Arts Dynamic dance and acting camps! Classes and week-long Themed Skill Camps, Master Dance Intensives, Ballet and Pointe, Shakespeare, Musicals, Acting, Hip-Hop. 10% Camp Guide Discount! BAPA, 2550 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta. 770-578-8272. www.bapa.us. Builder Bunch With locations throughout Atlanta, Builder Bunch is the ultimate camp for LEGO® Brick lovers. Each 1-week session takes your 6-12 yr. old through guided LEGO® brick play. Spanning from May 30th-August 5th. each session provides a new experience and opportunity to earn new badges. Call 1-855-694-4327 or www.builderbunch.com.

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Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Outdoor adventuring and learning abound! Swimming, canoeing, hiking, animal encounters, and more! 4 year olds-rising 9th grade; FREE extended care 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; 770-992-2055 ext. 222 or www.chattnaturecenter.org/camp-kingfisher. Children’s Museum of Atlanta Explore the new Children’s Museum of Atlanta during Mad Science Camp and Adventure Camp for kids ages 5-9. Fun-filled activities include science experiments, robotics, learning to cook, field trips and more. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aftercare available. To register, call 404-527-3693, email reservations@ childrensmuseumatlanta.org or visit www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org. Children’s Special Services, LLC June-August. Various ages. We are the only OT service in Georgia offering US trademarked summer camps and programs for teaching handwriting, sensory-motor and social skills. Metro-Atlanta locations include Pace Academy, Christ the King Summer Programs, Goddard School – Crabapple. Sibling discounts. (Peer/ friend groups qualify.) Use summer for fun and to increase FUNCTION! Call 770-394-9791. www.childrens-services.com. Groups fill early! Circus Arts Social Summer (CASS) Campers learn tricks that include balance, coordination, and flexibility, as well as working on teamwork. We work on the low trapeze, rope, juggling, tightwire walking and more. 2 week-long sessions: July 11-15, July 18-22. 404-549-3000 or www.circusartsinstitute.com.  Circus Summer Camp
 Your children will jump for joy when you sign them up for Circus Summer Camp! They’ll learn real circus skills – Trapeze, tightrope, juggling, magic, even throw a pie in a clown’s face! Campers choose what they want to perform and work together to present a grand finale Circus Show! $265-$310/session. Decatur, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta, East Cobb. June 6-July 29, 2016. Ages 5-teens. www.CircusCamp.org. Club SciKidz Imagine a summer day camp offering 42 themed science and technology camps, where kids can explore Robotics, Veterinary Medicine, Special Effects, 3D Printing, Minecraft Adventures, Aerial Robotics, Beginning and Java Programming, Chemistry, Video Game Creation, and Paleontology. Club SciKidz camps offer all of these experiences and more. 678398-7683. www.clubscikidz.com. Cresco Montessori’s Camp Cresco Ages 5-12. May-July. Offering full and half day camps, one week sessions or all summer long. Camps include science, art, games and exciting field trips. Inquire about 4 free weeks of summer camp. Serving Buford, Marietta, Johns Creek, and Woodstock. www.crescomontessori.com.

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Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

Discovery Point Spring Break “Preview” and Summer Camp programs for ages 4-12. Weekly themes incorporate S.T.E.A.M learning activities including daily science experiments, arts and crafts, drama and music, character and team building games and field trips. Find a camp near you at www.discoverypoint.com. Camp Unite Dunwoody Baptist Church. Ages 2-13.  June 6-July 29. One week sessions.  Variety of activities to choose from each week.$185-$220/ week. 1445 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody. 770-280-1220. Dunwoody Christian Academy ROCKHOUSE XTREME Summer camp is an opportunity to spend the summer in an engaging environment. There are 2 weekly field trips to many of Atlanta’s attractions. Each week is based around a central theme, and the kids have the chance to play in one of the safest children’s facilities in Georgia. 770-335-3050.

Emory University Total Tennis Camp with Coach Amy Bryant Emory Total Tennis Camp with Coach Amy Bryant. A Tennis Specialty Camp... plus Swimming! Full and Half-Day Camp Sessions for girls and boys ages 5 and older. I: May 31-June 3, II: June 6-10, III: June 13-17, IV: June 20-24. Home of the Candy Can! 404-727-6389. www.bryantcamps.com. Engineering For Kids of Metro Atlanta STEM education for young Engineers ages 4-14 in a fun and challenging way with hands-on themebased camps. Create your own video game! Engineer your way off an island! Build rockets, roller coasters, and robots! 770-648-5437. www.engineeringforkids.com/metroatlanta. Fabricate Studios Sewing, Fashion, Design and Art! Summer camps designed to build skills, creativity and confidence. Full Day and Half Day options available. Ages 5-15 years. For a complete list of camp offerings visit www.fabricateatlanta.com.

Dunwoody Nature Center Come learn and play on the beautiful 22 acres of Dunwoody Park. Our summer camp features weekly, nature themed full-day and half-day programs for ages 3-13. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. www.dunwoodynature.org.

Georgia Aquarium Camp H2O Summer Camp: Every week from June 6 until July 25. Animal encounters, behind the scenes experiences, opportunities to meet the aquarist, trainers and explore Aquarium’s main galleries 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org.

Easy Going Sewing Camp Sewing Camps for Kids ages 8 & older! All material and equipment provided. Full Day Camp Sessions, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with aftercare available until 6 pm. Eight one-week sessions: June 6-10; June 20-24; June 27-July 1; July 1115; July 18-22; July 25-29; August 1-5; August 8-12. 404-914-0618. 2 great locations: NE Baptist Church & Midtown International School. www.easygoingsewing.com.

Georgia Tech College of Computing Join us for summer 2016 as we expose young minds to the creative side of computing. Themes such as Animatronics, Games, Minecraft, Robotics, Wearable Computing, and more! Call 404-385-4029. www.gtcomputingoutreach.org.

Eclectic Music Create your own custom schedule of music camps and workshops for ages 3-12. Piano, guitar, and more! www.eclecticmusicatlanta.com.

Camp Pine Acres & Timber Ridge Fun, friends, and adventure in the great outdoors! Our all girl day camps are located in Cobb and Bartow counties. Explore Lake Allatoona on a sailboat at Camp Pine Acres or swing through the trees on the zipline and challenge courses at Camp Timber Ridge. Browse sessions at Camp.GirlScoutsATL.org.

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GOLD MEDAL

JACKET SWIM CAMP

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at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the Georgia Tech Campus

Gold Medal Swim Camps Offers competitive camps and clinics at the Georgia Tech Olympic pool. goldmedalswimcamp.com. Email us at buzzswimming@gmail.com.

ELITE SWIM CAMP: JUNE 6-9 n TECHNIQUE PROGRESSIONS n SPECIFIC GROUP TRAINING n VIDEO (ABOVE & UNDERWATER TAPING) to aid in the learning process Must have competitive swimming experience and be able to swim two (2) hour practices twice daily.

Day & Overnight Camps Available Open to any and all entrants.

Porter Academy Summer Camp Enabling children with learning differences to succeed An academic camp in a relaxed, fun environment • June 13 - 17: Witches and Warlocks • June 20 - 24: Mad Scientist • June 27 - July 1: Fairytale Follies • July 5 - 8: American Pride (No camp July 4) • July 11 - 15: Fitness is Fun www.porteracademy.org

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Greater Atlanta Christian School Spartan Summer Camps Ages 3-18, June 6- July 29; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Before/After Extended Care available. Summer Day Camp, Art, Science, Sports, Dance, Drama, Technology/Film Making, Cheerleading, Diving, Swimming, Sports Performance, Nike Basketball 1575 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross, GA 30093. 770-243-2275, summercamp@greateratlantachristian org or www.greateratlantachristian.org. The Green Room A music video day camp where young people produce their own innovative music videos alongside professional musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers over 5 days. Hosted by re:imagine/ATL at Georgia Tech School of Music and MASS Collective. www. thegreenroomatl.org. Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Ages 3-17. June -August. Full and partial day camps, one-week sessions. Camps feature art, swimming, dance, games, outdoor exploration, and many other fun activities to keep your summer exciting! Locations throughout Gwinnett County. 770-822-8840. www. gwinnettparks.com. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Ages: 2-13. June-Aug. Looking for a unique summer camp experience? The Environmental and Heritage Center has a wide variety of camp offerings sure to please every interest and designed to help your child discover new passions! 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30517. 770-904-3500. www.gwinnettEHC.org. High Meadows Camp A relaxed and caring atmosphere set on 40 acres of farm and woodland in Roswell, High Meadows Camp offers children ages 4 -13 opportunities for self-discovery through age-appropriate activities directed at personal improvement, environmental awareness, and non-competitive achievement. Exemplary staff members lead activities such as archery, animal encounters, woodworking, canoeing, crafts, swimming, drama, nature, and sports. Since 1973, we have provided outstanding traditional outdoor experiences enriching lives in a caring, nurturing, child-centered setting. 770-993-7975. www.highmeadowscamp.org High Tech High Touch SCIENCE and STEAM Camps by degreed professionals, Roswell, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Cumming, Vinings, Dunwoody. Rising 1st- 6th. www.sciencemadefunatl.org.

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Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Summer Connection Ages 3-18. June-August. Weekly programs. Full and half day. Academics, athletics, fine arts camps and programs designed simply for fun, exercise and camaraderie. 805 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NW, Atlanta. 404-303-2150, ext. 848. www.hies. org/summerconnection.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Atlanta Summer Camp for Kindergarten-12 years old. Participate in one-week sessions or full summer enrollment. Weekly themed programs with action-packed activities. Children enjoy computer programs, crafts, sports, themed activities, field trips and more! www.kidsrkidsatlanta.com.

Holy Spirit Prep Summer Camps Summer camps for all students age 6 months12th grade in a more personalized environment: athletics, arts, academics, adventure, and STEM! More info and complete list of offerings at www. holyspiritprep.org/summer or call 678-904-2811.

Magnolia Farm Join us for a summer of joy, wonder and fun exploring our farm! Activities may include archery, arts and crafts, games, camp songs, creek stomping, farm animal care, gardening, horseback riding, nature study, skits and more!  One-week sessions in Alpharetta. Ages 5 and older and entering grades K-8 (CIT grades 9-12). Spring Break Camp available. Campers bring their lunch. Ask about before/after care. Bus transportation to many locations. $380/ week. Register Online Today! 770-337-4785. www.campmagnolia.com.  

Marist School Spend your summer growing and playing at Marist School this summer! Fun & Games, Sports Camps, SAT Prep & More. Weekly Camp Sessions. Full or Half Day Camps. Extended Day Available. For a complete list all summer camps, visit maristsummercamps.com.

Main Street School of the Arts Art, Music, Singing, Drama, Dance, Creative Writing and more! Mix and match each halfday option to get unlimited creative camp combinations all Summer long! Full-Day/ Week $250; Half-Day/Week $125; After Care/ Week $50. 2323 Main Street, Tucker GA. 770938-7880. www.MainStreetSchoolOfArt.com.

McGinnis Woods Country Day School’s “Summer Spectacular” Ages 4-13. Weekly themes. May 27-August 5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (extended hours available). Art, music, STEM activities, field trips, water games, and fun! $225/week. 5380 Faircroft Drive, Alpharetta. 770-664-7764. www.mcginniswoods.org.

iD Tech Summer Programs at Emory and Georgia Tech This summer, encourage the awesome in your child! At iD Tech summer programs, students ages 7-18 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models, and so much more! We also offer all-girls tech camps and teen-only academies. Visit us online at www.idtech.com to find what’s near you. In the City Camp Atlanta’s coolest Jewish day camp for boys and girls offers Kid Camp for ages 5-10 and Tween Camp for ages 11-14. New this summer: Intown and Dunwoody locations! www.inthecitycamp.com.

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Day Camps Mill Springs Academy Mark Trail Camp Activity-based sessions serving ages 6-18. Choice of afternoon or full day activities. Also offer individual sports camps. For information please contact Will Turner: 770360-1336. Alpharetta. MJCCA Summer Day Camps With four locations (Dunwoody, North Fulton, East Cobb, and Emory) and more than 100+ camp options in our Traditional, Performing Arts, Specialty, Sports, and Teen Camps, MJCCA Summer Day Camps will bring all the fun to your child’s summer! No membership required; discounts for members; multiple-week discounts; free bus transportation (restrictions apply; visit atlantajcc.org for details). For information or to register: atlantajcc.org/camps or 678812-4004. Modeling Camp Modeling Camp allows girls ages 11-17 to explore the exciting world of modeling and fashion! Discover the model in you! 888757-5575 www.modelingcamp.com. Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs Ages 3-12. Different camp themes each week and STEM camp. 2830 Old Atlanta Rd., Cumming. 770-205-6277.

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Montessori at Vickery Ages 3-12. Different camp themes each week and STEM Camp. 6285 Post Rd., Cumming. 770-777-9131. Mount Paran Christian School Summer Camps Ages 3-18. June-July. Weekly programs. Full and half day. Options in academics, fine and performing arts, athletics, and faith & fun camps are available to all children in the community. Preschool camps are now available to MPCS students. 1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw. 770-578-0182 ext. 3721. www. mtparanschool.com/summercamps.  Orbit Arts Academy Work with performers direct from Broadway! Orbit Arts Academy is a great place to train in the performing arts! Choose from three exciting summer camps, ages 7-18: Two Week JR Musical Theatre Camp, Performing Arts Day Camp, or Two Exciting Weeks of Teen Musical Theatre Intensive. Camps include Extended Day Option. 770-6933641. orbitartsacademy.com. Piedmont Park EnviroVentures Day Camp Ages 5-10. June 6-July 29. One-week sessions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Environmental education, outdoor sports, arts and crafts, science labs and daily swimming. 1071 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404875-7275, ext. 326. Piedmontpark.org.

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Planet Mandarin: Learn & Play Where learning Chinese is as easy as … (1,2,3)! This summer give your children a fun way to learn Chinese, gain cultural knowledge, skills and awesome friends. Themed activities include Chinese arts, math, science experiments, games and crafts. Visit planetmandarin.org or call 470-349-8995. Porter Academy Summer Camp An Academic Camp for students with learning differences. Five one-week sessions June 13-July 15. 200 Cox Road, Roswell. 770-594-1313. Robotic Explorers Camp A different set of amazing machines and robots are featured each week of Robotic Explorers’ summer camp series for children 6 to 12 years old. Learning adventures in the lab are teamed with a different field trip each day to create the ultimate summer experience. Roswell. 770-772-6622. www.RoboticExplorers.com. The Day School of Sandy Springs Christian Church Another exciting summer experience at The Day School! 12 Months-Rising 1st Grade. Arts & Crafts, Music, Science, Ponies, Sports, Water and Outdoor Play. Visit us at thedayschool-sscc.org or call 404-252-3950. Sophia Academy Summer at Sophia learning & fun. Full and half day camp options, specifically designed for students with learning differences and taught by well-trained teachers with a new camp theme each week. Extended Day options. Sophiaacademy.org/summer-at-sophia. Spruill Center for the Arts  Explore your creativity with week-long Summer Camps in visual arts and drama for ages 5-15! View Camp Information and Register at SpruillArts.org.

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Fabricate Studios Summer Camps

Fashion Design

Ages 5 to 15 Full and Half Day

1746-B Defoor Ave NW Atlanta 30318

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Day Camps St. Martin’s Summer Camp Fun for children from rising Pre-K through 8th grade. Session 1: June 6-July 1 & Session 2: July 11-August 5. Sessions include sports, robotics, computer skills, the arts and much more. 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 404-228-0760. www.stmartinschool.org. The Sunshine House The Sunshine House’s 2016 Summer Challenge Camp – How Far Will You Go? Ages 5-12. May-Aug. Full and half day programs. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; times vary by location. Fun, friends and field trips each week. From $50180/week. Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Whitfield Counties. www.sunshinehouse.com/ summerchallenge. Swift School Summer Explorations Summer explorations is for campers to improve academic skills in reading and writing, while enjoying the fun of art, drama, science and crafts. The Orton-Gillingham approach is utilized to maintain school-year gains and prepare rising 1st-5th graders for the upcoming school year. Language learning challenges are admired, but not required. July 5-22. All students welcome. Visit theswiftschool.org or call 678-205-4988. Tabula Rasa – The Language Academy Total Immersion French and Spanish Summer Camps. Babies-10 Years Old. Morning and Afternoon Camps Available, as well as after care. Camps held at two convenient locations in Atlanta & Lawrenceville. June-July. See more details at trlanguages.com, or call 404-409-0827 for Atlanta or Lawrenceville at 678-985-8080. Tsunami Volleyball Camp Tsunami Volleyball offers volleyball camps and clinics for all ages and skill levels. See our site for more: tsunamivolleyball.com. 440-661-0836.  Universal Tennis Academy We’ve got Atlanta covered! Junior and Little Tennis Camps throughout Atlanta working on tennis drills, instruction with games and theme activities. 404-497-0680. www.UTATennis.com. Vinings School of Art Art with Fitness: choose mornings, afternoons, full day. Drawing techniques, canvas painting, clay, sculpture-making, mosaic. Optional afternoon Spanish section. Separate groups: 5-7 years, 7-10 years, 10-14. $165-$275 per week, earlier check-in or later pick-up additional. 678213-4278. www.viningschoolofart.com. The Walker School Summer Programs Opportunities abound for sports, field trips, academic enrichment, technology and the arts through The Walker School’s Summer Programs. Ages 3-18. One Week Sessions. June 6-July 29. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To see a complete listing of camps, workshops, and academic courses offered through Walker Summer Programs, visit thewalkerschool.org today.

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War Games Camp - Summer Skirmish II Unlocked armory, customized missions, pizza & refreshments, guest military coaches and more! Tuesday & Thursdays at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 1017. 5140 Commerce Pkwy., Roswell. 770-9986161. www.wargamesatl.com.

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Wealthy Habits Camp Camps for ages 10+. A fun week learning to spend money wisely and invest for the future. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Multiple Locations: Dunwoody, Emory University, and Gwinnett. Starting at $125/week. Shorter programs also available, visit www.wealthyhabits.org or call  678-218-1299. Westminster Summer Programs at The Westminster Schools Ages 3 -18, June 6-July 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Before/ After Care available. Summer Day Camp, Arts & Science, Sports, Wildcats, Theatre, Robotics, Golf, Cooking, Girls Math, Karate, Minecraft Mod, 3D Design, 3D Animation, Photography, Architecture 3D, Leadership in Training and more. 1424 West Paces Ferry Rd,. Atlanta, 30327. www. westminster.net/summer. 404-367-7868. Woodward Academy Join aspiring scholars, artists, athletes, explorers and performers this summer! Woodward Academy offers a variety of camps on two campuses, May 31-July 29. For more information please call 404-765-4400 or visit www.woodward.edu/camps.

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Have your camper join the fun and be part of something special. An amazing summer filled with great learning opportunities and fun. Campers’ imaginations will be sparked by the caring counselors, engaging themes, field trips, water activities, and surprises!

Inspiring Students with the Passion to Excel SAC, GAC and NAEYC Accredited

5380 Faircroft Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005

770-664-7764 www.mcginniswoods.org

Zone of Light Studio A holistic art program where weekly creative themes that focus on art, imagination, movement, painting, building and much more hands on learning. Low ratio with certified teachers and artists! Come create at the Zone! 678-948-8059. www.zoneoflightstudio.com. Zoo Atlanta Safari Day Camps Give your children an experience they will never forget – a wild adventure packed with hands-on learning and up-close experiences with over 1,500 animals. Each Camp features a different educational theme 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 options for one-day holidays or teacher workdays. Visit zooatlanta.org to register or to learn more.

Summer Programs Dynamo Swim School Celebrating more than 50 years of Excellence in competitive swimming and aquatic programs. Learn to Swim programs for ages 4 months to adult available at 5 Metro Atlanta area locations including: Alpharetta, Buckhead, Chamblee, Decatur and Dunwoody. Call 770-457-7946 ext. 119 or visit www.dynamoswimschool.com. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids The place where learning is fun! Perfect for Summer Day Camps, Parties, Family Day Trips, Paint-Your-Own Pottery. 999 Chestnut St., off exit 22 on I-985 in Gainesville. Call 770-536-1900 to schedule your group today or visit inkfun.org. c

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Since 1981 Squirrel Hollow Camp, located on the beautiful 45-acre campus of The Bedford School in Fairburn, GA., serves children with academic needs, ADD, or learning differences. ► Squirrel Hollow accepts students aged 5-15 ► There is a 4:1 student/staff ratio ► Academics: Reading, Math and Writing Skills ► Afternoon Recreational Program

5665 Milam Road Fairburn, GA 30123 Phone 770-774-8001 Fax 770-774-8005 www.thebedfordschool.org Contact Dr. Betsy Box

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A5 Volleyball Club: Teaching life lessons through the sport of volleyball.

Atlanta-based A5 Volleyball Club is the second-ranked Volleyball Club in the U.S. We have over 900 players, and send 45 – 50 seniors on to play in college every year. A5 and its training arm, Volleyperformance, offer camps and clinics for new and experienced players aged 8 – 18. We feature a highly qualified coaching staff with deep experience in teaching the fundamentals of volleyball to this formative age group. This is the perfect way to be introduced to the fastest-growing girls sport in the country. We train at two location: Southern Volleyball Center in Alpharetta and Peachtree City Volleyball Center in Tyrone/Peachtree City. CAMP SCHEDULE:

A5 Camps Spring Youth - M / W - at the Cooler Starting April 25 thru May 25 Spring Youth - Sunday - at the Walker School June 1-2: A5 Technique Camp June 7-8-9: A5 Boot Camp June 13-14-15: A5 General Skills and Youth Camps

VP Camps May 14-15: Middle School Setting Camp July 6-8: MS Elite Camp July 9-11: Hitting and Passing July 12-14: Libero Camp July 15-18: Advance Skills Setting July 16-18: Tall Girl Camp July 20-21: Youth Camp # 1 July 22-24: Boys Camp July 26-27: Youth Camp # 2 July 29-31: Rust Buster MS Camp

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Spotlight on Summer Camps The Bedford School/Squirrel Hollow Camp

Camp Juliette Low

quirrel Hollow Camp is a 2-4 week summer program, (Session 1: June 13-June 24; Session 2: June 27-July 8) for children who need an academic boost. The program is held on the wooded 45-acre campus of The Bedford School in Fairburn, approximately 15 miles south of the Atlanta Airport. Students receive academic tutoring in small groups in the areas of math, reading and written expression. Multisensory materials and techniques are used and individualized for each student. Parents receive a detailed report and recommendations at the end of camp. Students also participate in recreational activities on the Challenge Course, the soccer field, the gym and the outdoor pool. Students gain academic skills as well as gains in selfesteem, confidence and social skills. The program is open to students currently in K-8th grade. Some partial scholarships are available. Contact Dr. Betsy Box, Director, 770-774-8001. Visit the website www.thebedfordschool.org for more information.

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amp Juliette Low (CJL) provides girls with exciting, outdoor experiences that foster self-confidence, promote teamwork, and develop leadership skills. Through work and play, campers learn to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, gain responsibility for self and for others, and make life-long friendships. CJL campers live in platform tents and enjoy traditional camp activities that emphasize outdoor living skills and recreation, including canoeing, archery, ropes course, backpacking, fire-building, and horseback riding. CJL was founded in 1922 by Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, but has operated independently for more than 50 years, and is open to all girls. Camp Juliette Low has it all— outdoor adventure, time-honored traditions, and rustic beauty! Most of all, CJL has great people: caring, experienced staff who return year after year, and friendly, down-to-earth campers who love to learn and have fun! Located on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia, CJL is an independent, residential summer camp for girls ages 7-17, offering one and two week sessions June 5 - July 30, 2016. Preparing Girls for Confident Living and Leadership Since 1922. www.CJL.org

Camp Kingfisher

Magnolia Farm Day Camp

Chattahoochee Nature Center tradition since 1993, Camp Kingfisher has provided an unforgettable camp experience to thousands of children and young adults. We want all campers to have FUN outdoors, discover their connection to nature, and build strong character along the way. Outdoor adventuring and learning abounds on CNC’s 127 incredible acres. We hike, swim, see wildlife, canoe, investigate, craft, and more. Activities and science themes encourage personal growth, teamwork, and environmental stewardship in campers. Staff at Camp Kingfisher are passionate about childcare, the outdoors, and camp’s mission. NEW Survival Camp campers entering 4th-7th grade cook over fires, construct shelters, and more. Owlet Camp is the perfect half day experience for 4 year olds. Travel Program campers entering 8th-9th grade choose “Made for the Mountains” or “Riverbank Adventures” treks. Register today to reserve your child’s Summer 2016 session! Call (770) 992-2055 ext. 222 or visit www.chattnaturecenter. org/camp-kingfisher. 4 Years Old-Rising 9th grade; 1 & 2 week sessions available; May 31-August 5; FREE extended care available 8am-9am and 4pm-6:15pm

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and field games, camp songs, creek stomping, devotionals, farm animal care, fort building, gardening, horseback riding, nature journal and study, puppetry, science, skits, and more! Campers spend one morning learning horseback riding and care. Additional riding lessons are available daily before/after camp for a fee. The Director has years of experience teaching and directing summer camps. The counselors love to inspire campers, and are teachers and college students. All receive training, CPR certification, and background checks. Campers must be at least five & entering grades K-5; LIT grades 6-8; CIT grades 9-12. Dates: 4/4 to 4/8; 6/6 to 7/29, (No camp 7/4.) Campers bring their lunch. Hours: 9 AM to 3:15 PM. Before/After Care 8 AM to 6 PM for a fee. Bus/van transportation to many locations. Tuition: $380/week. Register Online Today! www. campmagnolia.com 770-337-4785. Alpharetta.

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Spotlight on Summer Camps Circus Arts Therapy®

Deer Run Overnight and Family Camps

arrie Heller, MSW, LCSW, RPT, invites you to the Circus Arts Institute where she conducts Circus Arts Therapy® (CAT) sessions for individuals, families and groups. CAT is a unique experiential therapy utilizing Low Trapeze, soft rope climbing with tricks, Low tight wire walking, Balance Boards, Juggling and other ground and aerial equipment in a safe, enthusiastic environment. This therapy is designed for children and teens with learning differences, attention difficulties, sensory challenges, behavioral and emotional issues, physical challenges and more. This includes children diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Autism, as well as children with other behavioral, emotional and social challenges. Each summer, Carrie offers the CIRCUS ARTS SOCIAL SUMMER (CASS) for two weeks in July. Circus Arts Therapy® as well as the Circus Arts Social Summer program include specific activities to encourage and enhance: Bilateral coordination skills; Muscle strength, including core muscles; Crossing the midline abilities; Brain and body balancing; Self esteem; Ability to overcome fears; Communication with peers; Balance, flexibility & coordination; Focus and attention; Teamwork and Social Skills development (CAT group). Please go to www.circusartsinstitute.com or call 404-549-3000 for more information and registration.

ear Franklin, TN. DEEPER FAITH. GREATER ADVENTURES. Overnight Camps: Traditional camp on 100 acres of beautiful wooded property. Mature young-adult camp staff lead a well-organized camp experience which builds relationships, character and confidence. Camp sessions for Preteens (grades 3-5), Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Campers unplug from distractions of technology and connect with each other. Registration includes camp themed shirt and ALL activities: horseback riding, giant swing, climbing tower, paintball, archery & BB guns, rec games, obstacle course, low or high initiatives, leap of faith, lake (water slide, aqua park, swimming, kayaks, canoes, zip line), challenging cardboard boat regatta races, small group Bible study, nightly speaker and worship. Campers choose one specialized track for the week: fishing, percussion, drama, sports, archery, horse care and more. Family Camps: A 3-night multi-generational camp experience for ages 5 and up with meaningful family time and fun activities designed to strengthen your relationships. Accommodations are at The Lodge at Deer Run. Camp Open Houses for families: Come-and-go walking tour. 2 to 4 p.m. (CST). March 6, April 10, and May 15. Meet the camp directors and some of the summer staff. Information and registration: Camps.DeerRunRetreat.org or 888-794-2918.

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Emory Total Tennis Camps

he Dunwoody Nature Center features 22 acres and four distinct habitats that allow campers to explore nature in a structured environment. By combining play and learning, children are able to grow and develop at their own pace and better understand how they are a part of the larger world. The renovated and expanded classroom spaces have received rave reviews from the campers and now include the main education building, porch, Cabin, Clubhouse, Bat Cave and Foxes Den. Year after year, their camps achieve satisfaction ratings of nearly 100% and most new camp families come as referrals from other campers! Enjoy expanded and updated camp facilities this summer. Come and play on the new $250,000 wooded playground, take a tour of an authentic Native American teepee, and explore every camper’s favorite – Wildcat Creek. Full day camps for rising Kindergarten through 5th graders group similarly aged friends and ensure a small camper to counselor ratio, while half-day mini-camps are the perfect amount of adventure for 3 and 4 year olds. Early morning drop off is available and they offer extended stay in the afternoons for full day campers who want even more fun. Learn more about different weekly themes and register online at www.dunwoodynature.org.

mory Total Tennis Camps with Coach Amy Bryant is a tennis specialty day camp for boys and girls ages 5 and up. Camp is offered weekdays May 31-June 24 at Emory University with options beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm. Camp is for all ages and levels and features a low camper to counselor ratio to keep kids engaged! For ages 8 and under, the curriculum uses the USTA quickstart recommended teaching style which is loads of fun! Older and more advanced campers also improve with our college style drills and games. Full-day registrants swim at the end of each day and extended care campers enjoy additional activities. Emory’s facilities boast indoor and outdoor courts, an Olympic sized pool, gymnasium and racquetball courts. Coach Bryant is the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Emory University and has directed community summer camps for more than ten years. Her mission is to instill a lifelong passion for the game of tennis in each camper by creating a fun and safe learning environment. www.bryantcamps.com.

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Spotlight on Summer Camps Fabricate Studios

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

ocated in West Midtown Atlanta, 1 mile off Howell Mill Road and I-75, Fabricate Studios is a year-round educational space that teaches art, sewing, quilting, knitting and crafts to children and adults. Regardless of your current skill level, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes build on one another to help you reach your goals. Fabricate Studios is staffed by an amazing group of professional educators, their sole focus is teaching, and the results speak for themselves! This one of a kind, modern learning environment boosts creativity and fosters productivity. Enroll your child this summer in one of their camps! The half day Art Camp is perfect younger children, ages 5-7, who want to explore drawing, painting and collage projects. Fabricate also offers half day and full day sewing and fashion design camps for older children, ages 7-15. All supplies are provided for these camps, including sewing machines and fabric. Visit fabricateatlanta.com for a complete list of all camps and availability.

winnett County Parks & Recreation offers a multitude of adventures this summer for ages 5-13. Top-notch facilities, super staff, and low counselor to camper ratio provide safe, enriching environments. Day camps start at an affordable $125 per week.* Various camp themes are offered: Caped Crusaders - Crikey! Could you survive in the wild? Put your outdoor skills to the test! Explore activities that connect you to nature. Outdoor Adventure Fit and Fun - Go for the Gold! Gear up for a week of friendly competition and individual challenges as we celebrate Olympic Day at Camp Games. Kids in Motion - Move It! Get shakin’ with beats throughout the decades. Turn back the clock as we rock the week away! Surfs Up - Cowabunga Dude! Splash into this fun filled water week with an island twist. Super Sleuth - Jeepers! There’s a mystery afoot and we need your help to solve the case. Campers Got Talent - Lights camera awesome! Set the stage and show off your talent. Get ready campers; this is your time to shine! For more information call 770.822.8840 or visit gwinnettparks.com. *Higher Non-Gwinnett resident fees apply.

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Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

stablished in 1973 on 40 acres of farm and forest in Roswell Georgia, High Meadows Camp offers a structured outdoor recreational program focusing on personal responsibility and environmental respect. In a relaxed, caring, and non-competitive atmosphere, each camper is encouraged to engage in new experiences and build relationships. Each day, High Meadows Camp welcomes 300 children, from age four to 14, to participate in a traditional camp experience. Groups are arranged by grade level, and generally have two counselors for every 12 to 15 children. The exemplary staff continues well-established traditions while teaching unique age-appropriate classes that include: Animal Care, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Swimming, Sports, Canoeing, Indian Lore, Photography, Pony Rides, Ropes, Dance, Performing Arts, Nature, Pioneering, and Woodworking. Preschoolers participate in a shortened day program with constant nurturing supervision, fun activities and exploring the campus. Bus transportation is available from various locations in the north metro area. At High Meadows Camp, summer fun goes hand-inhand with learning, achievement, and enrichment. In short, it’s what camp should be. Additional information at www. highmeadowscamp.org or 770-993-7975.

ummer Connection programs at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School are open to everyone – not just Holy Innocents’ families. Over the years, campers have come from over 75 schools around Metro Atlanta to play, explore, and learn in all sorts of fun and exciting ways. Spread throughout the school’s 49-acre campus, Summer Connection offers weekly programs for children and teens from 3 years-old through 12th-grade. Camp programs include virtually all interscholastic sports, most academic fields of study, and a wide variety of the Fine Arts, including music, drama, and the visual arts. Summer Connection also features lots of programs designed simply for fun, exercise, and camaraderie. One of the most popular offerings at Holy Innocents’ Summer Connection (for parents, at least) is Brush Up, a three-week program offering supplemental educational assistance to prepare students from pre-school to rising 9th graders. For more information or to request a brochure, please email Barbara Klein at barbara.klein@hies.org, or leave a message for her at (404) 303-2150 ext. 848. www.hies.org. 805 Mount Vernon Highway, NW Atlanta, GA 30327

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Atlanta Montessori International School

SUMMER CAMP 2016 Full-day Summer Camp for Ages 3 – 12 Fun, Educational, Themed Camp Sessions: ●  International Camp ●  Spanish Immersion Camp ●  STEM Camp (ages 6 – 9) ●  Makers Camp

1970 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta 30329

●  Artists Camp

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404-325-6777

FRIENDS. LEARNING. FUN!

Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs & Montessori at Vickery

SUMMER CAMP 2016 ●  Full-day

Summer Camp for Ages 3 – 12 years. ●  Fun, Educational, Themed Camp Sessions all Summer Long! ●  STEM Camp Themes for ages 6 – 9.

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Beautiful Campuses Serving Cumming & Johns Creek.

Visit us and learn more!!

2830 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming 30041

6285 Post Road, Cumming 30040

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montessorivickery.com

770-205-6277

770-777-9131


Spotlight on Summer Camps Holy Spirit Prep

iD Tech Summer Programs

ach summer, Holy Spirit Prep hosts summer camps for all Atlanta-area students, ages 4-18 years. HSP avoids one-size-fits-all mega camps, which means camps can be tailored to your c h ild’ s in ter es ts. W a n t t o work on your tennis serve or throwing a curve ball? They can definitely do that. At HSP’s camps, students can receive personal attention from instructors who are experts and professionals in their field and who love the kids they teach. Scattered across the school’s two campuses in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, Holy Spirit Prep’s summer program includes camps for just about everyone: sports camps for training and just for fun, academic camps to improve skills and prepare students for their next school year, visual and performing arts camps, STEM camps that will teach your child how to build robots and how to code, even adventure camps that explore Atlanta. There’s something for every child at HSP. For more information about Holy Spirit Prep’s Summer Programs, please call 678-904-2811 or visit www. holyspiritprep.org/summer.

his summer, inspire the awesome in your child. At iD Tech summer camps, kids and teens ages 7-18 learn foundational STEM skills, build self-confidence, and make memories that last a lifetime. It’s no wonder iD Tech is the world’s #1 summer tech camp! Both beginners and advanced students are welcome in this inspiring, collegiate setting. In small groups of just 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—campers learn to program, design video games, model and print 3D objects, code apps, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, and so much more! Hands-on lab instruction is coupled with outdoor activities, raffles, and fun dress-up days. iD Tech offers many summer programs for Georgia students: day and overnight camps, all-girls tech camps, teenonly academies, and an online learning platform. • iD Tech Camps, the most popular camp division, will be held at Emory for the 16th time this summer (and counting)! • iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy will be held at Emory. Each program is two weeks long. • Alexa Café, the unique all-girls STEM camp, will be held at Georgia Tech. Register and learn more online at www.idtech.com/ga or call toll-free at 1-844-788-1858.

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njoy awesome MJCCA Day Camps options for Summer 2016! Summer is just around the corner, and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to offer online registration, beginning Jan. 10 for returning campers and Jan. 17 for first-time campers, for summer day camp at the Zaban Park campus (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody), as well as summer day camps in North Fulton, East Cobb, and Emory. Families can register for more than 100 new and innovative, as well as popular, returning day camps for children in grades pre-K through 10. Some new day camps include: Minor League Travel, Zombie Invasion, Minion Madness, Camp Tech Jr., and more! Campers will also continue to enjoy traditional day camp amenities that they have grown to love, including swimming, archery, ropes course, lake activities, and more. Summer 2016 benefits/savings for MJCCA camp families include: a free week of day camp valued up to $370 (some restrictions apply, details online), free bus transportation from several convenient locations throughout Metro Atlanta, and before-camp care and after-camp care from 7:30 am to 6:00 p.m. To register, visit atlantajcc.org/camps or call 678-812-4004.

ith a staff of working Television and Film Actors, Broadway Performers, NY and LA Professional Instructors, ORBIT ARTS ACADEMY is the premier place to train in all aspects of the performing arts. Enroll today in a class for ages 5 and up or choose from 3 different summer camps for your performer! ORBIT JR Musical Theatre Camp (June 13-24, 9am-5pm, Ages 7-12). This exciting two week production camp gives your young performer the entire musical theatre experience; auditions, rehearsals and performance of the hit musical ANNIE JR!. ORBIT Performing Arts Camp (June 27-July 1, 10am-3pm, Ages 6–12.) This fun filled creative camp includes acting and dance classes, improv, music, arts and crafts and tons of fun! ORBIT Teen Musical Theatre Intensive (July 11-15 or July 18-22, 9am-5pm, Ages 13-18). Performers train with an incredible staff of industry professionals in acting, dance and musical theatre technique. All participants are invited to perform alongside Broadway performers in BROADWAY Unplugged, July 23rd. Past performers include: Shoshana Bean, Lisa Howard, TONY Award Winner Alice Ripley, Quentin Darrington, Ryann Redmond, Kevin Crewell, Brad Bass, Ethan Le Phong and many more! Extended Stay Available. 770-693-3641. orbitartsacademy.com.

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Children’s Special Services, LLC Summer Camp Registrations now being accepted! AGAIN this summer!! Children’s Special Services, LLC

is offering it’s award winning US Trademarked enrichment camps for handwriting, social / sensory motor development for children ages 3-13. ** Multiple sessions and locations are throughout the Greater Atlanta Area: Buckhead, Brookhaven, Midtown, Sandy Springs. Camps are designed to give 1-1 attention in a supportive group environment.

WIN™ Program Write Incredibly NOW™ LABORED TO legible in just 12 hours ~ sensory handwriting utilizing games, crafts and sensory experiences in a fun fast way to legible handwriting -preschool through grade 6--addressing pre-and early writing through grade appropriate penmanship .

Pace Academy – Buckhead June 20-21-22-23 9 AM-12 PM WIN™ Handwriting $46/hour

Temple Emanuel –Dunwoody JULY 18,19,20,21 9 AM-12 PM

Sensory Social Skills/POP™ Personal Options and Preferences ™

Learning exploration, curiosity, creativity, sharing, organization, sharing space and materials. Speech Therapy and Yoga concepts integrated into the programs. Children 2-7. Children’s Special Services, LLC Clinic Sensory Social Circles/POP™ $28/hour Temple Emanuel – Dunwoody June 13-14-15-16 9-11:45 AM

WIN™ Handwriting $46/hour

On-going individual treatment and evaluations – call for an appointment.

Also at our Clinic in Sandy Springs in July Dates to be announced

Please call or email us for pricing information and other available programs, locations & details.

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“Building on a tradition of quality and caring”

Adult Facilitators Certificate Course

teaching developmental sequences, basic child development, age/grade teaching techniques incorporated into the ART of Facilitation. Times and dates to be announced according to need  Camps are held throughout the Greater Atlanta area June and July.  Locations and Dates to be posted Jan, 2016  All prices include the cost of the camps inclusive of all workbooks and materials as well as a written report at the end of the session.  Prices are based on the 12 hour camps and are before the early bird discounts  WIN™ Handwriting $46/hour  Sensory Social Circles/POP™ $28/hour  Adult Facilitators Certificate Course $49/hour * (maybe held in late afternoons to accommodate participants as needed)

Call 770-394-9791 or visit www.childrens-services.com info@childrens-services.com to register

Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L, FAOTA Occupational Therapist, Registered and Licensed CEO/Executive Director

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Spotlight on Summer Camps Robotic Explorers Summer Camp

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hildren engineer the craziest things in their engineering creation lab and Robotic Explorers in Roswell, Georgia wants to fuel more summer creative fun. The organization will offer seven weeks of summer camp this year with infinite opportunities for children to Explore, Discover, and Create. Multi-week and single-week camp registrations are available for children 6 years old to 12 years old who are curious about how things work. The camp program will run from put May 30-July 22. Full-day and half-day programs are offered. Full-day campers enjoy the lunch of their choice from the organization’s catering partner, Jason’s Deli and an adventure-filled field trip each day. Multi-week and Multichild discounts apply. Early drop-off and late-pick up service is available. Amazing Machine campers aged 6 to 8 practice their design skills as they create elaborate LEGO models and machines for each week’s set of projects. Computer

Porter Academy Summer Camp

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hile summer vacation carries happy memories of family, friends, and the great outdoors, it also has a downside. Many students suffer significant academic loss over the summer, and this loss seems to be exaggerated for children with learning differences. Porter Academy’s goal is to help children maintain academic levels within a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Each of the five weeks has a different theme: Witches and Warlocks, Mad Scientist, Fairytale Follies, American Pride, and Fitness is Fun. Academics are interwoven into fun activities throughout each day as well as directly taught in small groups. This balance of fun and academics allows campers to relax and enjoy their summer while having academic skills reinforced. Campers participate in PE, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, games, arts & crafts, and hands-on-learning activities as well as in-house fieldtrips including the Art Barn, jugglers, and magicians. Porter Academy creates a fun and fulfilling summer program that keeps students engaged and learning throughout the summer, thereby linking their academic success from year to year. For more information or to register, visit the website www.porteracademy.org or call 770-594-1313.

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programming is powered by LEGO WeDo and its iconbased programming language allowing campers to animate the models that they create. The world of science is explored in each week’s series of science labs and campers create something new to take home each day. Mindstorms campers of all levels make up the 9 to 12 year old camper crowd. Mechanical design and computer programming are advanced to the next level with LEGO Technic building elements and the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics system. Each week of camp features a new robot and a new series of design projects for beginner and experienced young engineers. Real problems inspire original creations during this camp and give campers an opportunity to apply their math and science skills while meeting new friends. Robotic Explores offers enriching programs yearlong for children 3 to 17 years-old including weekly classes, competitive teams, workshops and camps. Visit the website to learn more at RoboticExplorers.com or contact them at 770-772-6622.

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top breathtaking Lookout Mountain, only 2 hours from Atlanta, find a paradise of fun, friends and adventure for girls ages 6 to 16. With over 15 activity choices and recreational opportunities, campers and parents alike will be pleased with the choices and quality of the programs. Enjoy Riverview’s exceptional riding program for no additional fees, directed by equestrians experienced Riding Staff. There is something for everyone including: swimming, heated pool, ropes course, tennis, canoeing, golf, archery, rifle range, sports, basketball, climbing tower, CIT program, Chorus, Drama, Flag Twirling, Voice and Music. Riverview offers both one and two-week sessions, or longer stays are available. Each cabin includes its own bathrooms and showers. The Staff of Riverview is comprised of many college-age counselors who have camped with Riverview and who understand the importance of nurturing and caring for each camper! Owners, Susan and Dr. Larry Hooks have been Camp Directors since 1983. Assistant Director Donna Bares has been on staff with the Hooks since 1987. The full-summer staff is certified in Red Cross First Aid and CPR, with two or more nurses and a physician on staff. Riverview is a member of Christian Camping International & is accredited by American Camping Assoc. 1-800-882-0722 for a free DVD or visit www.riverviewcamp.com to view DVD’s on line!

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Spotlight on Summer Camps The Walker School Summer Programs

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pportunities abound for sports, field trips, academic enrichment, technology and the arts through The Walker School’s Summer Programs. They offer a wide variety of exciting and innovative camps for rising Pre-K to 12th grade students. This year’s summer camps and classes will be held June 6 to July 29 on their Marietta campus. Walker’s summer faculty is a team of professional teachers, coaches, and experts in their field who exude contagious intellectual energy and demonstrate an authentic interest in cultivating the individual strengths and interests of each camper. The majority of camps are open to the community, and participants often include Walker students and their friends, as well as children from neighboring communities. Space is limited, so register early to secure your child’s camp selections. Kathy Berry, Summer Programs Director, may be reached at kathy.berry@thewalkerschool.org. To see a complete listing of camps, workshops, and academic courses offered through Walker Summer Programs, visit thewalkerschool.org today! The Walker School campus is located at 700 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA 30062.

War Games Summer Camp – Summer Skirmish II

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ar Games Tactical Laser Tag presents Summer Skirmish II! If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to play your favorite video game in a LIVE ACTION setting ... then War Games Tactical Laser tag is for you! This new type of laser tag is the future, and its showcased in Roswell’s 7,000 square foot war zone. Missions are played out like ‘domination’ where teams must capture a box or barrel by firing their taggers at them. A timer displays how long each team has maintained control and flashes the winner at the end. The taggers each have real scopes that players use to aim at their opponents head sensors. War Games mission-based Summer Skirmish II Camp begins each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. The skirmishes include: Unlocked armory, customized missions, pizza & refreshments, guest military coaches and more! Bring friends Ages 10-17 and enjoy a fun-filled thrilling tactical-based day! Rates are $30 per soldier per day. Dates are: June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 & July 12, 14, 19, 21. Call 770-998-6161 to register! 5140 Commerce Pkwy., Roswell. 770-998-6161. www.wargamesatl.com.

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CIRCUS ARTS SOCIAL SUMMER

REGISTERING NOW July 11-15 July 18-22 9:30am - 1:30pm

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Large canvas painting Drawing Techniques CLay @Mosaic ScuLptures

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165 -$275 / Week

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(ART Camp includes a daily fitness session)

3 Age Groups: ` ages 5-7 ` ages 7-10 ` ages 10-14

Optional early drop $ 25/week additional Optional later pick-up $ 25/week additional Open 7:25 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

ONE-Hour ART Class $15

Vinings School of Art 678-213-4278 viningsschoolofart.com

Science Camp by High Touch-High Tech Since 1994

HANDS ON EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED BY DEGREED PROFESSIONALS

FROM Bugs, Explosions, Space, Rockets & Chemistry TO Robotics, Fossils, Lasers Forensics & Physics. TWO CURRICULUMS: Science Camp & STEAM Camps

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) • Lawrenceville • Marietta • Cumming • Roswell • Vinings • Dunwoody 770-667-9443 | ScienceMadeFunAtl.org www.atlantaparent.com

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ESTABLISHED 2002

• Year-round open enrollment Infants - 12 Years • M-F 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM • Certified and Experienced Montessori Teachers • Fully Equipped Montessori Classrooms • Full Service Childcare • Summer Camp, Field Trips, ASP • Ballet, Karate, Music, Piano, Spanish, Chinese • Full & Part Time, Mother’s Morning Out

Scholarships for 4/5 Years Old Available!

Camp Cresco takes Field Trips to Stone Mountain, Center for Puppetry Arts & Mayfield Dairy

Call Us Today for Details!

Franchising Opportunity Available

www.CrescoMontessori.com Marietta/Roswell: 770-992-8031 3001 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, GA 30062

Johns Creek/Suwanee: 678-381-0020 4040 Johns Creek Pkwy. Suwanee, GA 30024

Buford: 678-765-3028 1980 Buford Hwy. Buford, GA 30518

Woodstock: 770-751-1736 9880 Hickory Flat Hwy. Woodstock, GA 30188

Dynamo Swim School • Heated Indoor Pools • Year-round instruction • Online and On-Site registration

Dynamo provides swimming instruction to all ages DynaBabies (6-36 months) Preschool (3-5 years) Grade School (6-14 years) Adult (15 years and up)

5 Atlanta-area locations Agnes Scott Alpharetta Buckhead Chamblee Dunwoody

For more information, please call 770-457-7946 ext 119 or visit www.dynamoswimschool.com Bring this ad in for 10% off your first session (new families only)

Swimming:

The one lesson that can save your child’s life!

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MAGNOLIA FARM Offering boys and girls a summer of joy, wonder and fun on the farm! Our summer day camp activities may include archery, arts and crafts, games, camp songs, creek stomping, farm animal care, gardening, horseback riding, nature study, skits and more! For campers entering grades K-8; CIT Program grades 9-12. One-week sessions , Mon. - Fri. Spring: April 4 to 8 Summer: June 6 to July 29 Hours: 9 AM - 3:15 PM Extended day 8 AM - 6 PM (extra fee). Bus Service to many locations! We also offer Birthday Parties, Riding lessons, & Field Trips for School & Scout Groups.

Magnolia Farm, Alpharetta, GA www.campmagnolia.com

770-337-4785

Register Online Today!


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May & Emory Total Tennis Camps

with Coach Amy Bryant

Full & Half-Day Camp Sessions in June for girls & boys ages 5-18:

Session I: May 31-June 3 Session II: June 6-10 Session III: June 13-17 Session IV: June 20-24 All Camps at Emory University Home of the Candy Can!

404-727-6389

www.bryantcamps.com Sign up by March 15 to receive $25 off the price of one full-day session or $10 off the price of one half-day session.

Spruill Arts Summer Camp May 31-August 5

Visual & Drama Camps, Ages 5-10 Specialty Art Camps, Ages 11-15 Full Day Camps! Before & After Care Available View Camp Information & Register at spruillarts.org

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2016 Field Trips • Orienteering • Beekeeping Robotics • Cooking • Hiking • Woodworking Canoeing • Video Game Design • Fishing • Painting

www.millsprings.org/summer

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Adventure Camp SANDY SPRINGS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 404-252-3950

Summer Fun

For children 12 months by June 1st and walking through rising First Graders. Daily 9 a.m.–1 p.m. June 6–10 • June 13–17 June 20–24 • June 27–July 1 Activities Arts & Crafts, Music, Creative Movement, Science, Ponies, Sports, Outdoor Play, Water Play and Wonderful Outside Resources

The Day School

of Sandy Springs Christian Church

404-252-3950 thedayschool-sscc.org 301 Johnson Ferry Road

Corner of Abernathy & Johnson Ferry Road

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Our mission-based SUMMER CAMP begins each TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 10 am and ends at 1 pm. Our skirmishes include: Unlocked armory, customized missions, pizza & refreshments, guest military coaches and more! Ages 10-17 Call 770-998-6161 to register! Rates are $30 per soldier per day.

5140 Commerce Pkwy., Roswell Visit us at WARGAMESATL.COM

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Summer Camp 2016

Swimming • Basketball • Arts & Crafts • Gymnastics • & more!

For boys and girls ages 4-12

Daily Rates for Full Day & Half Day Camp • Sibling Discounts

Choose your days or weeks you would like to attend! Camp runs daily from 9 am to 4 pm NO ADDITIONAL FEE for extended hours. (7:30 am-6 pm)

GIVE US A CALL AND REGISTER TODAY.

3345 Montreal Station Tucker, Ga 30084 770-938-1212  www.atlantagymnastics.net

REGISTER FOR CLASSES YEAR ROUND!

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SEWING CAMPS For kids ages 8 & older! Students will make many items to use and wear! All materials and equipment provided. Camp Hours: 9am-4pm Drop off at 8:30am Aftercare available until 6pm

EIGHT 1-WEEK SESSIONS June 6-10 • June 20-24 June 27-July 1 • July 11-15 July 18-22 • July 25-29 August 1-5 • August 8-12

Two greas!t locatioCnhurch

NE Baptisttown & Mid nal Internatio School

404-914-0618 www.easygoingsewing.com easygoingsewing.info@Gmail.com www.atlantaparent.com

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Advertiser Index A5 Volleyball Club.................................................. 39 Camp ACE at Accelerated Learning Center.......... 60 Alliance Française French Summer Camps........... 61 Athens Y Camp for Boys/ Camp Chattooga for Girls...................................... 19 Atlanta Girls’ School SMART Girl Camp................. 51 Atlanta International School................................... 60 Atlanta Montessori International School................ 45 Atlanta School of Gymnastics................................ 60 The Bedford School / Squirrel Hollow Camp.......... 35 Brandon Hall School.............................................. 36 British Academy of Performing Arts....................... 54 Builder Bunch LEGO Camp................................... 55 Camp All-American................................................. 4 Camp Cedar Cliff................................................... 23 Camp Chehaw...................................................... 16 Camp Chatuga........................................................ 6 Camp Cosby......................................................... 22 Camp Fire Camp Toccoa....................................... 21 Camp Greenville - YMCA....................................... 13 Camp Juliette Low................................................ 20 Camp Kingfisher at Chattahoochee Nature Center....................................................... 56 Camp Ocoee – YMCA............................................ 10 Camp Tekoa.......................................................... 10 Camp Thunderbird – YMCA .................................. 12 Camp Westminster................................................. 7 Camp Widjiwagan – YMCA.................................... 17 The Children’s Museum of Atlanta......................... 31 Children’s Special Services................................... 47 Circus Arts Summer Camp.................................... 50 Circus Camp......................................................... 25 Club SciKidz.......................................................... 36 Cresco Montessori’s Camp Cresco....................... 52 Animal Camp – Cub Creek Science Camp............ 21 The Day School of Sandy Springs.......................... 59 Deer Run Camps & Retreat................................... 14 Discovery Point Summer Camp............................. 26 Dunwoody Baptist Church Camp Unite................. 61 Dunwoody Christian Academy Rockhouse Xtreme................................................ 57 Dunwoody Nature Center...................................... 33 Dynamo Swim Center........................................... 52 Easy Going Sewing Camp..................................... 61 Eclectic Music....................................................... 54 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summer Camps.................................................... 20 Emory Total Tennis with Amy Bryant...................... 56

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Engineering For Kids of Metro Atlanta................... 32 Fabricate Studios ................................................. 34 Georgia Aquarium Camp H20 .............................. 38 Georgia Tech College of Computing........................ 5 Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta................................ 11 Gold Medal Jackets Swim Camp........................... 30 Great Smoky Mountain Camp............................... 21 Greater Atlanta Christian School Spartan Camp....................................................... 41 The Green Room................................................... 52 Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation..................... 24 Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center........... 38 High Meadows Camp............................................ 37 High Touch - High Tech Science Camp.................. 51 Holy Innocents Episcopal School Summer Connection............................................. 56 Holy Spirit Prep Summer Programs....................... 50 iD Tech Camps...................................................... 63 In The City Camp................................................... 51 INK - Interactive Neighborhood for Kids................ 60 Kids ‘R’ Kids Atlanta.............................................. 49 Magnolia Farm Day Camp..................................... 53 Main Street School of Art...................................... 57 Marcus Jewish Community Center MJCCA Camps...................................................... 64 Marist School........................................................ 32 McGinnis Woods Country Day School.................... 35 Mill Springs Academy’s Mark Trail Camp.............. 57 Modeling Camp..................................................... 52 Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs................ 45 Montessori at Vickery ........................................... 45 Mount Paran Christian School............................... 49 Orbit Arts Academy............................................... 54 Piedmont Park’s EnviroVentures Summer Camp............................. 47 Planet Mandarin: Learn & Play............................... 58 Porter Academy Summer Camp............................ 30 Riverview Camp for Girls......................................... 3 Robotic Explorers Camp.......................................... 2 Skyland Camp for Girls.......................................... 22 Sophia Academy................................................... 61 Spruill Center for the Arts...................................... 56 The Camp at St. Martin’s Episcopal School .......... 30 Summer Academy at UGA.................................... 12 Sunburst Adventure Camp.................................... 16 Sunshine House Summer Challenge..................... 43 Swift School Summer Explorations........................ 24 Tabula Rasa Spanish & French Camps.................. 26 Tsunami Volleyball Club......................................... 58 Universal Tennis Academy..................................... 58 Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp....................... 6 Vinings School of Art............................................. 51 The Walker School Summer Programs.................. 33 War Games Summer Skirmish.............................. 59 Wealthy Habits Camp............................................ 34 Westminster Schools Summer Programs.............. 59 Woodward Academy............................................. 58 Zone of Light Studio.............................................. 41 Zoo Atlanta’s Safari Day Camps............................ 27

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