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March 2017

Summer Camp Edition

Decatur Active Living • Children & Youth Services

There’s a Camp for That!

Parents want the very best for their children. This summer are you hoping for any of the following outcomes for your child? Learn to get along better with others

Build selfconfidence

Ask anyone you know who has been to summer camp about what that experience meant to them. Those who have attended camps and/or worked in the camp field for many years understand that camp provides profound benefits to children and youth far beyond staying active and having fun in a safe environment with caring adults and peers.

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Contributes to positive individual development.

The American Camp Association has pulled together a body of compelling research to illustrate quantitatively that the camp experience addresses a wide range of needs and social issues faced by children in today’s world.

Builds nonacademic competencies/skills that support school/ life success.

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Promotes mental wellness

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Decrease stress and anxiety

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Research* shows that camp:

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Develop 21st century skills

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Is the antidote to summer sedentary behaviors. * Browne, Laurie, PhD, and Tyrrell, Diane, CCD, MA Ed. “There’s a Camp for That.” Camping Magazine. January/February 2017: 54-57. Print.

PLAY BALL! See page 10


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Children and Youth Services Division

NOTE FOR 2017,: A DAY CAMP LL AND E CAM S P OPEN AT S 8 A.M.

SUMMER CAMP 2017

Parents, welcome to the Summer Edition of the City of Decatur Playbook, your gateway to enriching opportunities for children in Decatur this summer. Camp offerings are organized by date on pages 12-13. Registration opens Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m., online and at Decatur Recreation Center. Use your household ID and password to log in to WebTrac. Need an ID? Visit decaturga.com/webtrac to complete steps to get your household set up before March 4.

Dates to Remember

Decatur Active Living Division

After school lottery registration 2017-18 opens 10 a.m. (details online at decaturga.com/cys)

March 4

Summer camp registration opens 9 a.m. online and 9 a.m.-noon at Decatur Recreation Center

April 21

After school lottery registration 2017-18 closes 6 p.m.

April 28

After school lottery spin 2017-18

May 6

Fees due for May and June camp sessions

June 3

Fees due for July camp sessions

Greg White...........................................................................director Cheryl Burnette.......................................... assistant director Athletic Services

Stacy Green.............................................program supervisor Carlos Jordan.................... assistant program supervisor Jarrod Lindsey................. assistant program supervisor Recreation Services

After-Camp Care/Shenanigans After-Camp Care is available only for camps ending at 4 p.m. After-Camp Care is not available for Tennis, Swim and Sports camps, with the exception of Tournament Tennis and Tennis, Swim and Cookout Full Day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). After-Camp Care registration requires that you first enroll in a pre-requisite camp session. Price is $20/week for 4-5 p.m. and $40/week for 4-6 p.m. Tennis, Swim &

Camp Sycamore

iDiscover Camp E Camps

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Claire Miller ........................................................................director Nancy Brune................................................. assistant director Glenda Lee ..............................................program supervisor Lillie Johnson................................ administrative assistant Rebecca Aulph ...................................................... site director Lartesha Chaney.................................................... site director Caudieu Cook.......................................................... site director Rashad Crowell ...................................................... site director Ashton Hudson ..................................................... site director Danielle Perry ......................................................... site director Kiara Smith ................................................................ site director Ashley Thorpe.......................................................... site director C.J. Yancy..................................................................... site director

231 Sycamore St. • P.O. Box 220 • Decatur, GA 30031 404-377-0494 • fax 404-370-4130 decaturga.com • beactivedecatur.com

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231 Sycamore St. • P.O. Box 220 • Decatur, GA 30031 404-378-1082 • fax 404-378-1281 decaturga.com/cys

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Lee Williams............................................program supervisor Sara Holmes............................................program supervisor Portia Langley.....program supervisor- Ebster Center Demarcus Bundrage...................................program leader Jerdarius Malcolm.........................................program leader Artesha Chaney..............................................program leader Anthony Bethal...............................................program leader Jonathan Holloman.....................................program leader Jalen McGlotten.............................................program leader Tennis/Aquatics Staff

Jabari Cole................................................program supervisor Arni Ahn...............................................................program leader Thanh Doan......................................................program leader Sharon Hulette................................................program leader Kyle Morton.......................................................program leader Nia Willis...............................................................program leader Support Staff

Virginia Atchison......................... administrative assistant Juanita Tyson.......................................................morning clerk Eugenia Kelley-Minor......................................evening clerk Gwen George ......................................................evening clerk Active Living Board Members

Clay Scarborough, Chair • Bill Adams Wendy Childers • Pete Duitsman • Michael Harbin Shelly Head • Jack Kittle • Adam Pinsley Brooke Schembri • Kelly Walsh


Contact Danielle Perry for Camp Sycamore danielle.perry@decaturga.com

Day Camps

For children entering K-3rd grades in fall 2017 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Decatur Recreation Center 231 Sycamore St. $230/$255 per week

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amp Sycamore for rising K-3rd graders offers campers a chance to explore a theme in-depth in a quest to find their passion. The camp focuses on art projects, activities and games, with field trip day on Friday. Campers make new friends and learn new skills through five weeks of discoveries and explorations. At Camp Sycamore every day feels like a special event as campers immerse themselves in hands-on group and individual projects related to a fun theme. Campers can choose from a selection of theme-based, take-home projects each day. They can swim once a week, play tennis two days per week, and bring the theme to life on Theme Celebration Day, when they showcase their explorations. After-care options are available 4-6 p.m. (see page 2). Campers should bring a lunch daily. A snack is provided. Camp Leadership Team: Danielle Perry (Project R.E.A.L.); Lartesha Chaney and C.J. Yancy (Whiz Kids) Serving rising K-3rd graders (must be 5 before first day of camp).

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Angry Birds Explosion June 5-9 Come see how Camp Sycamore brings Angry Birds to life. Campers explore different structures in attempts to keep the pigs safe, and practice precision when catapulting birds to stop the pigs from taking their eggs. Campers will also build structures and create their own “Angry Bird” world. Trip: Stone Mountain

Junior Dragon Con June 12-16 This magical week combines science fiction, gaming, and comics. We’ll have a four-day parade, do costume designing, and learn special tricks and magic. Meet some of your favorite characters at our On Site Experience: Sycamore Dragon Con Expo by Dream Friends Entertainment.

Escape to Neverland Island July 3-7 (no camp July 4) All you need is a creative imagination to explore the magical life of Peter Pan. We’ll become pirates, fairies, lost boys, mermaids, and Indians as we help Peter find his shadow and defeat Captain Hook’s shenanigans. Take this magical journey and find the true meaning of everlasting youth. Trip: Malibu Grand Prix (Norcross, Ga.)

Lego Star Wars July 10-14 Camp Sycamore’s most highly rated theme is back! Join us as we discover how to design with Legos to create masterpieces that all young Jedi masters will love! We have added the wonderful world of Legos to give our Jedi unlimited creative options. Trip: Lego Land (Atlanta)

Pokémon training academy July 17-21 If you want to become a Pokémon Master, this camp is for you! Campers will trade, catch, swap, and share Pokémon cards. We’ll also enjoy creating personal Pokémon characters, designing a story line, and learning about the history of Pokémon. Come join our camp for exciting games and see who will become the next Pokémon Master. Trip: Main Event (Alpharetta, Ga.)

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Day Camps

Contact Rashad Crowell for iDiscover Camp rashad.crowell@decaturga.com

NOTE FOR 2017,: A DAY CAMP LL Pixar Palooza June 5-9 AND E CAM S PS Play, create, and participate! Jump up and OPEN AT down and inside out for this exciting Pixar 8 A.M. Palooza. Step through the door to Monstrop-

For children entering K-5th grades in fall 2017 8 a.m.-4 p.m. • Ebster Recreation Center • 105 Electric Ave. $230/$255 per week

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n iDiscover Camp, kids explore a weekly theme and try their hand at a variety of different activities to uncover a new interest or delve deeper into an existing passion. The camp emphasizes individual discovery as campers challenge themselves to try new things and develop new skills. While each of the five weeks of camp will have an overarching theme, campers can choose which Camptivity areas they want to explore two days per week. The six iDiscover Camptivity areas include Discover It Yourself (DIY), Why Does it Work?, Adventure in the Arts, Color Your World, Live the Wild Life, and Let’s Get Physical! Campers swim four days a week, bring the theme to life through a weekly special event day, and take a fun field trip once a week. The camp takes place at the Beacon Municipal complex, including the outdoor areas. USDA lunches provided. After-care options are available 4-6 p.m. See page 2. Camp Leadership Team: Rashad Crowell (Winnona Park Animal Crackers), Kiara Smith (Oakhurst Animal Crackers), Ashton Hudson (Clairemont Animal Crackers). Serving rising K-5th graders.

olis, where Pixar will come to life like Andy’s toys. Jump on the Good Dinosaur’s back and travel from iDiscover camp to Fernbank, infinity, and beyond! Field trip: Fernbank Science Center

iDiscover in Wonderland June 12-16 Don’t be late for this very important date at iDiscover Camp. Join us down the rabbit hole and into a topsy-turvy week of wonder. Like Alice, you’ll face many fun challenges and celebrate like it’s your birthday before you arrive at your arcade destination. You’ll never want to leave our dream world. Field trip: Stars and Strikes

Hogwarts Express June 19-23 Accio wizards, witches, and muggles! Pack your robes and fly your broomsticks to Platform 9 ¾ for a one-way trip on the Hogwarts Express! Get sorted into your houses and choose your wand. Learn spells and potions and even test out your Quidditch skills. This week we will immerse ourselves in the magic that is unique to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Field trip: Medieval Times

The Ocean Is Calling You June 26-30 Answer the ocean’s call, travel the Pacific and make new friends – maybe one of them will be a demi-god or a pig. Party island style at a luau and venture to a faraway place where you’ll be as cool as the ocean. Field trip: Georgia Aquarium

Carnival under the Big Top July 3-7 (no camp July 4) Step right up to the most fun around! iDiscover’s carnival at camp is coming to town! Games, prizes, face painting and more. Cotton candy, popcorn, and smiles galore! Come one, come all to see what’s in store. Special event: Camp Carnival

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Day Camps Junior Counselor 16-17 yrs • May 30-July 21 Campsites his program is a continuation of the CIT program, providing additional leadership development opportunities for teenagers who love camp and enjoy working with children. While Junior Counselors (JCs) are still considered campers and are expected to follow rules set forth for campers, they are given extra responsibilities and participate along with summer camp counselors in summer staff orientation (May 30-June 2). JCs receive training in facilitating group activities for K-5 campers, activity planning, cooperative games, diversity, risk management, CPR and First Aid, and communication. They attend their camp’s weekly staff meeting. Applicants must be 16-17 years old and have completed at least one year as a CIT (either with the City of Decatur or at another location – documentation required). Applications will be available March 1 at the Decatur Recreation Center and DHS and must be submitted by March 21. Applicants need recommendations from two teachers and one non-relative personal reference. Note that all JCs must attend training May 30-June 2 and will work a total of six weeks during the summer session, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Junior Counselors receive minimum wage. Two first-year and one second-year JC positions are available.

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Training Programs

Balance, Attitude, Skills, Integrity, and Creativity

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program

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14-15 yrs • May 30-July 7 • Campsites • $525/$650 he Counselor in Training (CIT) program provides a camp experience focused on leadership development, while still under adult supervision. CITs participate in an intensive four-day orientation, to learn how to lead activities for K-5 campers, and to complete CPR and first aid training. The orientation week runs May 30 through June 2. CITs must attend every day of orientation, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – no exceptions! A required team-building trip on June 2 will allow them to apply their newly learned skills before the start of summer camp. Throughout the summer, the CITs will also participate in mini training sessions, as well as special activities, to help them further hone their leadership skills and to assist them with any challenges they might come across while working at camp. NOTE: This is not a paid position nor does it guarantee employment with the City of Decatur in the future. To apply for the CIT program applicants may pick up an application and recommendation forms at the Decatur Recreation Center, DHS or RMS starting March 1. Applications must be returned by March 21. Interviews will take place April 3-7 (unless informed otherwise). Applicants need three recommendations, two teacher and one non-relative. Completed recommendation forms should accompany applications, each in a sealed envelope.

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E Camps

Arts, Theatre, Exploration & STEM Enrichment Camps 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Artists, actors, singers, scientists, engineers, techies, and curious minds – we have something for you! E Camps focus on an area of interest throughout the camp week. Camps are presented in four categories: Art, STEM, Theatre and Exploration. Many of our camps are offered by City Schools of Decatur teachers – look for their names. Visit pages 12-13 to see the camp offerings by week including pricing and registration numbers. E Camps will be held at Oakhurst Elementary School, 175 Mead Rd., June 5-30, and at Decatur Recreation Center, July 10-21. Camps open at 8 a.m. for drop-off and camp activities begin at 9 a.m. Campers should bring a lunch daily. Snack is provided. Camps end at 4 p.m. with after-care options available 4-6 p.m. (see page 2). Camp Leadership Team: Ashley Thorpe (Westchester Animal Crackers), Rebecca Aulph (DRC Animal Crackers), and Caudieu Cook (Glennwood Animal Crackers) 6

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Art E Camps Abrakadoodle I: Let’s Go Camping! Rising K-2nd • June 5-9 Abrakadoodle instructors Let’s have fun camping without leaving the art room! We’ll create an imaginary world where we hike, build a campfire, create a nature tapestry and learn about wild animals. We’ll learn all about camping by mapping our campground, designing our camping trailer and “collecting” bugs in a jar. We’ll use our imagination and explore painting, printing, collage, nature tapestry and other art media. We’ll have fun with camping games, create cool art projects and make new friends – without real mosquitoes!

Abrakadoodle II: Great, Big Messy Art Camp • Rising K-2nd • June 26-30 Abrakadoodle instructors Oh, go ahead and make a mess! That’s what this camp is all about – messy art and creative imagination-expanding experiences. Everything we do is messy: sticky spaghetti designs, paint that fizzes and pops, messy portraits that match our own messy faces, squeeze art and African mud painting. These happy creative experiments spark our imaginations and bring out your child’s inner Picasso.

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Contact Rebecca Aulph, 404-378-1082 rebecca.aulph@decaturga.com

Abrakadoodle III: Art Blast! Rising 3rd-6th • July 17-21 Abrakadoodle instructors Calling all creative, curious minds who like to explore, paint, create and learn. Learn about how science is an inspiration for many artists. Boost your imagination while you paint with magnets, create artistic robotic sculptures and learn about technology. This adventure allows you to have a blast while creating amazing art in innovative ways. Join us!

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NOTE FOR 2017,: A DAY CAMP LL AND E CAM S P OPEN AT S 8 A.M.

Comic Creators’ Workshop Rising 3rd-5th • June 5-9 Instructors: Angie Prophet and Ali Shershin Rather than reading comic books all summer, join us and learn how to create your own. We will develop story lines, create characters, and improve your drawing skills. We will also use stop-motion software to make our comics come to life.

Mini-Makers DIY Arts and Crafts Rising K-2nd • June 19-23 Instructors: Angie Prophet and Ali Shershin Learn to do it yourself at camp. Decorate your own shirt, assemble your own accessories, design your own dishware, and create your own decorations. You make it. You keep it.

Modern Impressions Rising K-2nd • June 12-16 Instructor: Halley Belcore Learn about famous artists and create your own work inspired by them. Campers explore a variety of art materials and processes including drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage. They investigate the work of artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Goldsworthy, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, and Alexander Calder. The week concludes in an art show exhibiting campers’ work.

Sew Fun Studios: A Day at the Beach Camp Rising 3rd-6th • June 26-30 Instructors: Artesia Rose and Javarius Powell Design and sew beach bags, sun visors, sunglasses cases and much more. Be a fashion icon at the beach this summer. Sewing experience is not necessary.

Theatre E Camps Instructor: Candice Newsum

Camp Glee Rising 3rd-6th • June 19-23 Camp Glee is filled with artists who love to sing and dance. Campers learn vocal coaching, stage presence, teambuilding, choreography, and more. They perform some of America’s top hit songs for a live audience at the end of the week.

Cinderella Rising K-2nd • July 10-14 Enjoy acting, music, and movement in a safe noncompetitive environment. Engage in storytelling and musical theatre while journeying through Disney’s classic Cinderella. At the end of the week, campers’ families and friends can see if the shoe fits.

Sleeping Beauty Rising K-2nd • June 26-30 Enjoy acting, music, and movement in a safe noncompetitive environment. Engage in storytelling and musical theatre while journeying through Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty. At the end of the week, campers’ families and friends can see if this princess’s spell will ever be broken.

Wizard of Oz Rising K-3rd • June 12-16 Enjoy acting, music, and movement in a safe noncompetitive environment. Engage in theatre games and improv, and set off to seek the Wizard. At the end of the week, campers’ families and friends can also be off to see “the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Peter Pan Rising 3rd-6th • July 17-21 Enjoy acting, music, and movement in a safe noncompetitive environment. Engage in theatre games and improv, and be part of the journey to Neverland. At the end of the week, campers’ families and friends can watch Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and Peter Pan interact in Neverland.

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Contact Rebecca Aulph, 404-378-1082 • rebecca.aulph@decaturga.com

Exploration E Camps

Escuelita de Lita Rising K-3rd • June 5-9

Pastry in Decatur Rising 3rd-6th • July 10-14

Instructor: Jeffrey Williams Calling all magicians! Get ready for feats of amazing magic and incredible illusions. Hone your craft and practice your performance. Help put on a great magic show this summer.

Instructors: Linda Duque and David de Lima Escuelita de Lita is for kids who are excited about Spanish and want to learn more. Escuelita campers enjoy a week chock full of games, stories, crafts, exploring, building, cooking, and daily Capoeira lessons – all in Spanish.

Instructor: Ayanna Mathis Calling all chefs! Pastry in Decatur needs you. Work with a real-life baker to learn how to make tasty treats and create your own award-winning creations. Show off for your family and friends at the end-of-the-week dessert bar.

Cooking Creations Rising 3rd-5th • June 5-9

Inward Bound Rising 3rd-5th • June 26-30

Amazing Magic! Rising 3rd-6th • June 19-23

Instructors: Tatrabian Lockwood and Edwin Ellis Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a chef? Well, here’s your chance! Join Cooking Creations to learn how to whip up a yummy meal that your friends and family will enjoy. We have a week full of delicious dishes you can make. Get your taste buds ready for an adventure.

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Instructors: Carrie Beauchamp and Kara Morrison Being a kid can be stressful! Take time for yourself this summer. Learn what you can do to relax and help your brain focus. In this camp, each day you will explore how your mind, body, and breath connect through yoga, mindfulness, art, stories, journaling, and play. Join beloved Winnona Park instructors on this inside-out adventure.

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¡Vamos a la fiesta! Rising 3rd-5th • June 12-16 Instructors: Yadira Ramos and Lisset Rodés You’re invited to an art fiesta. Dance, sing, paint, decorate, play, eat, and meditate in Spanish. Come enjoy the colorful Hispanic culture. ¡Vamos a la fiesta!

We Play Chess Rising 3rd-6th • July 10-14 Instructor: Michael Williams Chess beginners and pros are welcome here. Get to know the game better and develop your strategy. Train well and practice hard. Compete with and cheer on new friends during a three-day tournament. Everyone will leave a chess champ.


Contact Rebecca Aulph, 404-378-1082 rebecca.aulph@decaturga.com

STEM E Camps

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Everything is Awesome Lego Camp • Rising 1st-3rd • June 5-9 Instructors: Meg Alexander, Kate Schultz, and Raven Bell Imagination is awesome. Campers use it as they push their skills beyond the building of pre-made LEGO sets. LEGOs were originally designed to ignite creativity through free exploration and play. Campers persevere through multiple challenges and projects as they work to become master builders. They document their creations through photography. Campers may choose to design their own unique sets with directions, and/or collaborate to create stop-motion mini-movies.

Everything Is Awesome-er Lego Camp Rising 3rd-5th • June 12-16 Instructors: Meg Alexander, Kate Schultz, and Raven Bell LEGOs were originally designed to ignite creativity through free exploration and play. Campers push their skills beyond the building of pre-made LEGO sets. They tackle new challenges and projects as they become master builders. Campers may choose to design their own unique sets with directions, and/or collaborate to create stop-motion mini-movies. Campers will explore programming with Tynker and the Lego WeDo 2.0, an awesome robotics kit for kids.

Mad Scientists Unleashed! Rising 3rd-5th • June 12-16 Instructors: Charee Waugh and Edwin Ellis Ever used your kitchen as a mini science lab, wondering what potions and concoctions you could create? Ever wondered if you had the knack for building bridges, towers, or finding the best design for the fastest race car? Do you feel the urge to find out how to launch a rocket to infinity? At this camp, you can meet other kids that are crazy about science like you. Pull out your lab coat, goggles, and your wildest hair. Unleash your inner scientist through fascinating science investigations.

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Out of This World Science and Engineering Rising 3rd-6th • July 17-21 Instructor: Kamal Carter Have you ever heard of dancing noodles? Have you seen milk that spins around in colorful circles? Have you ever built a landing system that will allow space explorers to land on Mars? Let’s make it happen this summer! Create, invent, design, and watch experiments come to life right before your eyes. Have fun using the scientific method coupled with engineering and design challenges to go to infinity and beyond. We need you for the mission to Mars!

Sizzling Summer Science Rising K-2nd • June 12-16 Instructors: Stacey Jones and Susan Albright Create explosions, make things disappear, and fit an egg into a bottle, using scientific magic. Put your wands away. You won’t need them here.

STEAM camp will sell out in a flash, so reserve your spot today!

TechKnow Explorers Rising 3rd-6th • July 10-14 Instructors: Meg Alexander, Kate Schultz, and Raven Bell Become a tech expert. Campers are introduced to a variety of technology tools while exploring different programs and apps. Explore the capabilities of Google Drive, including Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Forms. Create totally awesome design, engineering, and coding projects using iMovie, Tynker, Animation-ish, Lego WeDo 2.0, LittleBits, and more. Take immersive, virtual journeys to places like outer space, underwater, and other countries using the virtual reality equipment of Google Expeditions. Be in the TechKnow!

Challenge Island’s Superhero Science Camp Rising K-2nd • June 19-23 Instructors: Brianna McMillan and DaQuaysha Haynes Wham! Bam! Pow! Kaboom! Calling all Super Kids to Challenge Island’s brand new Superhero Science Camp. You and your tribe will channel your powers into a universe of challenges – from building Bat Caves to spinning spider webs to catapulting over tall buildings in a single bound. This Super

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Tennis • Baseball

Tennis: Jabari Cole, 404-377-7231 Baseball: Stacy Green, 678-553-6549

Decatur Coed

Baseball Youth Baseball/Tee Ball

Tennis Camps Munchkin Tennis • 4-6 yrs 9-10 a.m. The instructors use backdoor learning techniques and games to begin to teach the children proper stroke form and footwork while keeping the major focus of the class on fun. Session I: June 5-9 Session II: June 26-30 Session III: July 24-28

Tennis, Swim and Cookout 7-15 yrs This is our most popular tennis camp. Each day there are 90 minutes of tennis instruction followed by a snack, and the campers spend the rest of the time swimming at Glenlake Pool. The camp concludes with a cookout on Friday and our famous “Hit it and Get it” game. Half Day – 9 a.m.-noon Session I: June 5-9 Session II: June 12-16 Session III: June 19-23 Session IV: June 26-30 Session V: July 10-14 Session VI: July 17-21 Session VII: July 24-28

Full Day – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Session I: June 5-9 Session II: June 12-16 Session III: June 19-23 Session IV: June 26-30 Session V: July 10-14 Session VI: July 17-21 Session VII: July 24-28

Tournament Camp • 7-17 yrs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Tournament Camp is for juniors looking to play serious competitive tennis. During each session the focus will be advanced stroke training, movement, physical fitness, and match strategy. Beginner and intermediate players are welcome, but the camp will be geared toward the more advanced players. Due to the extreme summer heat, tournament camp participants will spend some time at the swimming pool each day. Session I: May 30-June 2 Session II: July 3-7 (No camp on July 4)

After care is offered for Tournament Camps and the full-day versions of Tennis, Swim, and Cookout. Register for activity 161011-(camp section number) for 5 p.m. pickup or 161012-(camp section number) for 6 p.m. pickup. The cost is $20 per week for 5 p.m. pickup and $40 for 6 p.m. pickup. 10

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5-6 yrs • Tuesday • 132010-01 7-8 yrs • Monday • 132011-01 9-10 yrs • Wednesday • 132012-01 11-12 yrs • Thursday • 132013-01 Registration begins: April 1 Parents meeting: May 13 Practice begins: May 15 at local schools and parks Fee: $130, $165 nonresident Games will be played at Oakhurst Park (featuring new concession stand and restrooms).

Opening Day Parade Sat., June 3 • 11 a.m. • McKoy Park Decatur Active Living kicks off its 2017 Summer Baseball season with a parade and games to follow.

Wanted: Volunteer drivers, organizers, parade watchers, and convertible vehicles for the Opening Day Parade. Parade route starts at McKoy Park and continues through the Oakhurst business district into Oakhurst Park. If you would like to participate contact Stacy Green, 678-553-6549, stacy.green@ decaturga.com.


Swim

Jabari Cole: 404-377-7231 jabari.cole@decaturga.com

April Youth Stroke Clinic Tuesdays and Thursdays in April $100 resident/$135 nonresident Would you like to get a jump on your Summer League Competition or pick up new skills so that you have that competitive edge? Try our Summer League Super Tuning Stroke Clinics, open to all swimmers age 6 and up. Swimmers only! This is not a learn-toswim program. Each session is limited to 20. Session I: 6-9 yrs • 5-5:50 p.m. 192090-01 Session II: 10-13 yrs • 6-6:50 p.m. 192090-02 Session III: 14-17 yrs • 7-7:50 p.m. 192090-03

July Youth Stroke Clinic Tuesdays and Thursdays in July $100 resident/$135 nonresident Want more swimming after the Summer League ends? Try our post-summer-league super-tuning Stroke Clinics, open to all swimmers age 6 and up. Swimmers only! This is not a learn-to-swim program. Each session is limited to 20. Session I: 6-9 yrs • 5-5:50 p.m. 192090-07 Session II: 10-13 yrs • 6-6:50 p.m. 192090-08 Session III: 14-17 yrs • 7-7:50 p.m. 192090-09

Swim Camps Monday-Friday • 10 a.m.-noon $85 resident; $110 nonresident Children can improve their swimming techniques and meet new friends. All camps are led by water safety instructors, who balance instruction with games and free swim. Instructor/camper ratio is 1:6. Fee includes instructor, supplies and snacks. Glenlake Pool.

Tadpoles • 4-6 yrs This water adjustment camp is for children who are unfamiliar with the water and may have a fear of swimming. Basic skills such as going underwater, kicking and arm movement will be covered. Games, instruction and free swim time with other children establish positive attitudes toward swimming. Session I: June 5-9 Session II: June 19-23 Session III: July 10-14 Session IV: July 24-28

Minnows • 7-12 yrs Children learn the basic skills of swimming and water safety. Kicking and breathing techniques are refined. Basic freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke are covered. Session I: June 12-16 Session II: June 26-30 Session III: July 17-21

Decatur Gators Swim Team

Mini Gators Instructional Program • 4-12 yrs

4-18 yrs • 192090-04 $175 resident/$200 nonresident Each child must be able to swim 25 meters of either freestyle or backstroke. Children who cannot swim 25 meters should be enrolled in Mini Gators, an instructional league offering. The goal of the Mini Gators program is to teach strokes and proper swimming technique so that members can graduate to the Gators Swim Team, hopefully before the end of the season. Swim tests will be available prior to registration: contact Beth Costello, decaturgators@gmail.com

$135 resident/$160 nonresident Mini Gators is an instructional league that aims to teach strokes and proper swimming technique so members can graduate to the Gators Swim Team. If you are unsure whether your child can swim 25 meters enroll them in Mini Gators. Decatur Active Living will not be able to move children from the Gators Swim Team to Mini Gators once the roster is full. To request a swim test prior to registration contact Beth Costello, decaturgators@gmail. com. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Note: Due to limited space the multiple-child discount does not apply to this program. Session I: 4:30-5:15 p.m. • 192090-05 Session II: 5:15-6 p.m. • 192090-06

Afternoon Group Lessons Monday-Thursday • 4:30-6 p.m. $75 resident; $100 nonresident

Water Exploration • 4-6 yrs This afternoon activity is similar to the Tadpoles morning swim camp and is for children who are unfamiliar with the water and may have a fear of swimming. Basic skills such as going underwater, kicking and arm movement are covered. Fun games, encouraging instruction and free swim time with other children in the group establish positive attitudes toward swimming. Session I: June 12-15 Session II: June 26-29 Session III: July 17-20

Stroke Training • 7-12 yrs This afternoon activity is similar to the Minnows morning swim camp. Children learn the basic skills of swimming and water safety. Kicking and breathing techniques are refined. Basic freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke are covered. Session I: June 5-8 • 192050-02 Session II: June 19-22 • 192050-04 Session III: July 10-13 • 192050-06 For more information call 404-377-7231.

Team Social April 30 • 3-5 p.m. • Ebster Pool Meet the coaches and learn more about the team. You must be registered to attend. Swim meets are on Tuesdays. Home meets are at Ebster pool. Evening Practices begin May 1 Monday-Thursday 4:30-6 p.m. • Mini Gators 6-7 p.m. • beginner 7-8 p.m. • advanced Morning Practices begin May 31 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-11 a.m. • beginner 11 a.m.-noon • advanced No Mini-Gator morning practice Register March 4-May 21. For more information, contact Beth Costello, 404-797-6255, or email decaturgators@gmail.com.

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Summer Camps At-a-Glance Week 1 5/30-6/2 Camp Register Age/Fee by 5/13 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Week 2 Camp 6/5-6/9 Age/Fee Register by 5/20 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Week 3 Camp 6/12-6/16 Register Age/Fee by 5/27 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Week 4 Camp 6/19-6/23 Age/Fee Register by 6/3 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. 12

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Small Fry Sports Camp I 4-5 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/ERC Teresa Davis 142020-19

Tournament Tennis I 7-17 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Jonathan Aubrey 161010-01

Abrakadoodle I: Let’s Go Camping Rising K-2 • $250/275 8 am-4 pm/OAK Abrakadoodle 183070-01

Comic Creators’ Workshop Rising 3-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK A. Prophet & A.Shershin 183070-08

Cooking Creations Rising 3-5 • $240/265 8 am-4 pm/OAK T. Lockwood & E. Ellis 183070-09

Decatur Bike Camp 8-12 yrs • $175/195 9 am-1 pm/GP Nedra Deadwyler 142020-10

Decatur Fencing Camp 8-17 yrs • $175/195 9 am-1 pm/DRC William Chase 142020-23

Decatur Girls Basketball Camp 8-14 yrs • $150/175 9 am-1 pm/DHS Eric Dawson 142020-48

Decatur Lacrosse Camp 7-14 yrs • $175/200 9 am-3 pm/EF Don Rigger 142020-13

Decatur Wrestling Camp 8-14 yrs • $125/150 9 am-1 pm/DHS Robert Buggs 142020-06

Escuelita de Lita Rising K-3 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK Linda Fabel Duque & David de Lima 183070-10

Everything Is Awesome Lego Camp Rising 1-3 • $235/260 8 am-4 pm/OAK Alexander, Schultz, Bell 183070-11

Girls Softball Camp 8-17 yrs • $175/200 9 am-2 pm/OF Gary Anderson 142020-02

Gymnastics Camp 4-12 yrs • $110/135 9 am-1 pm/DRC Ms. Jo Marie Futch 142020-42

iDiscover I: Pixar Palooza Rising K-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/ERC CYS Camp Staff 183040-01

Munchkin Tennis I 4-6 yrs • $55/80 9-10 am GTC Nia Willis 161010-02

Stroke Training M-Th I 7-12 yrs • $75/100 4:30-6 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 192050-02

Sycamore I: Angry Birds Explosion Rising K-3 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC CYS Camp Staff 183010-01

Tadpoles I 4-6 yrs • $85/110 10 am-12 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 191070-01

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout I 7-15 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-04

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout Full Day I 7-15 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-03

Cheerleading Camp I 4-5 yrs • $90/115 9 am-12 pm/DRC Wanda Nesbitt 142020-50

Cheerleading Camp II 6-12 yrs • $150/175 9 am-2 pm/DRC Wanda Nesbitt 142020-51

Everything Is Awesome-er Lego Rising 3-5 • $235/260 8 am-4 pm/OAK Alexander, Schultz, Bell 183070-12

Fast Break Basketball Camp 10-15 yrs • $175/200 9 am-1 pm/DHS Bill Roberts 142020-39

iDiscover in Wonderland Rising K-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/ERC CYS Camp Staff 183040-02

Mad Scientists Unleashed Rising 3-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK C. Waugh & E. Ellis 183070-14

Minnows I 7-12 yrs • $85/110 10 am-12 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 191070-02

Modern Impressions Rising K-2 • $250/275 8 am-4 pm/OAK Halley Belcore 183070-16

Sizzling Summer Science Rising K-2 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK S. Jones & S. Albright 183070-21

Sycamore II: Jr. Dragon Con Rising K-3 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC CYS Camp Staff 183010-02

Tai Chi Camp 8-14 yrs • $125/150 9 am-1 pm/DRC Drew Bracewell 142020-03

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout II 7-15 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-06

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout Full Day II 7-15 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-05

Ultimate Frisbee Camp 12-17 yrs • $150/175 9 am-noon /EF Matt Smith 142020-09

Vamos a la Fiesta Rising 3-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK Rodes & Ramos Ortiz 183070-24

Water Exploration M-Th I 4-6 yrs • $75/100 4:30 pm-6 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 192050-03

Wizard of Oz Rising K-3 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK Candice Newsum 183070-26

Amazing Magic Rising 3-6 • $235/260 8 am-4 pm/OAK Jeffrey Williams 183070-04

Camp Glee Rising 3-6 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK Candice Newsum 183070-05

Challenge Island’s Superhero Science Rising K-2 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK McMillan & Haynes 183070-06

Cheerleading Camp III 4-5 yrs • $90/115 9 am-12 pm/DRC Wanda Nesbitt 142020-52

Cheerleading Camp IV 6-12 yrs • $150/175 9 am-2 pm/DRC Wanda Nesbitt 142020-53

Decatur Soccer Camp 6-12 yrs • $125/150 9 am-12 pm/EF Stephen Gathany 142020-31

Hoop It Up Basketball Camp 6-9 yrs • $125/150 9 am-12 pm/DRC James Hartry 142020-40

iDiscover III: Hogwarts Express Rising K-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/ERC CYS Camp Staff 183040-03

Mini-Makers Rising K-2 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK Prophet & Shershin 183070-15

Stroke Training M-Th II 7-12 yrs • $75/100 4:30 pm-6 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 192050-04

Tadpoles II 4-6 yrs • $85/110 10 am-12 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 191070-03

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout III 7-15 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-08

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout Full Day III 7-15 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-07

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Week 5 6/26-6/30 Camp Register Age/Fee by 6/10 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Week 6 7/3-7/7 Camp Register Age/Fee by 6/17 Time/Place NO CAMP Instructor JULY 4 WebTrac No. Week 7 7/10-7/14 Camp Register Age/Fee by 6/24 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Week 8 7/17-7/21 Camp Register Age/Fee by 7/1 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Camp Age/Fee Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No. Week 9 7/24-7/28 Camp Register Age/Fee by 7/8 Time/Place Instructor WebTrac No.

Abrakadoodle II: Great Big Messy Art Rising K-2 • $250/275 8 am-4 pm/OAK Abrakadoodle 183070-02

Decatur Complete Football Camp 6-14 yrs • $125/150 9 am-1 pm/DHS Scott Jackson 142020-47

iDiscover IV: The Ocean is Calling Rising K-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/ERC CYS Camp Staff 183040-04

Inward Bound Rising 3-5 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK Morrison & Beauchamp 183070-13

Minnows II 7-12 yrs • $85/110 10 am-12 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 191070-04

Sleeping Beauty Rising K-2 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK Candice Newsum 183070-22

Table Tennis Camp 8-17 yrs • $135/160 9 am-12 pm/DRC Charlie Slater 142020-14

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout IV 7-15 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-11

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout Full Day IV 7-15 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-10

Water Exploration M-Th II 4-6 yrs • $75/100 4:30 pm-6 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 192050-05

iDiscover V: Carnival Under the Big Top Rising K-5 • $200/225 8 am-4 pm/ERC CYS Camp Staff 183040-05

Sycamore III: Escape to Neverland Island Rising K-3 • $200/225 8 am-4 pm/DRC CYS Camp Staff 183010-03

Tournament Tennis 7-17 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Jonathan Aubrey 161010-12

Cinderella Rising K-2 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC Candice Newsum 183070-07

Decatur Girls Volleyball Camp 10-17 yrs • $125/150 9 am-12 pm/ERC Kele Eveland 142020-49

Karate Camp I 8-12 yrs • $125/150 9 am-1 pm/ERC Adesi Brown 142020-43

Pastry In Decatur Rising 3-6 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC Ayanna Mathis 183070-18

Stroke Training M-Th III 7-12 yrs • $75/100 4:30 pm-6 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 192050-06

Tadpoles III 4-6 yrs • $85/110 10 am-12 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 191070-05

TechKnow Explorers Rising 3-6 • $240/265 8 am-4 pm/DRC Alexander, Schultz, Bell 183070-23

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout V 7-15 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-14

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout Full Day V 7-15 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-13

We Play Chess! Rising 3-6 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC Michael Williams 183070-25

Abrakadoodle III: Art Blast Rising 3-6 • $250/275 8 am-4 pm/DRC Abrakadoodle 183070-03

Karate Camp II 8-12 yrs • $125/150 9 am-1 pm/ERC Adesi Brown 142020-44

Minnows III 7-12 yrs • $85/110 10 am-12 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 191070-06

Out of This World Science / Engineering Rising 3-6 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC Kamal Carter 183070-17

Peter Pan Rising 3-6 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC Candice Newsum 183070-19

Small Fry Sports Camp II 4-5 yrs • $125/150 9 am-12 pm/ERC Teresa Davis 142020-20

Sycamore V: Pokémon Academy Rising K-3 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC CYS Camp Staff 183010-05

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout VI 7-15 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-16

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout Full Day VI 7-15 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-15

Water Exploration M-Th III 4-6 yrs • $75/100 4:30 pm-6 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 192050-07

Munchkin Tennis III 4-6 yrs • $55/80 9-10 am/GTC Nia Willis 161010-17

Tadpoles IV 4-6 yrs • $85/110 10 am-12 pm/GLP Joshua Weston 191070-07

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout VII 7-15 yrs • $100/125 9 am-12 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-19

Tennis, Swim, and Cookout Full Day VII 7-15 yrs • $200/240 9 am-4 pm/GTC Nia Willis 161010-18

Munchkin Tennis II 4-6 yrs • $55/80 9-10 am/GTC Nia Willis 161010-09

Sew Fun Studios: A Day at the Beach Rising 3-6 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/OAK A.Rose & J. Powell 183070-20

Sycamore IV: Lego Star Wars Rising K-3 • $230/255 8 am-4 pm/DRC CYS Camp Staff 183010-04

Locations: DRC = Decatur Recreation Center; DHS = Decatur High School Stadium; EF = Ebster Field; ERC = Ebster Recreation Center; GLP = Glenlake Pool; GP = Glenlake Park; GTC = Glenlake Tennis Center; OAK = Oakhurst Elementary School; OF = Oakhurst Park Field. All grade levels are rising grades. Limited financial assistance is available to Decatur residents who demonstrate a need.

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Lacrosse Camp • 7-14 yrs June 5-9 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn to play lacrosse the Decatur way! Learn the fundamentals of the game through a series of drills and game play. This camp is great for beginners and even better for players that would like to sharpen their lacrosse skills. Instructor: Don Rigger

NEW! Decatur Bike Camp 8-12 yrs

Decatur complete Football Camp • 6-14 yrs

Cheerleading Camp • 4-5 yrs and 6-12 yrs

June 5-9 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth bike camp is designed for beginners and intermediate-level riders to learn bike safety, rules of the road, bike maintenance and bike handling. This camp makes cycling fun and encourages kids to ride more often, becoming life-long riders. Participants learn bike skills such as using gears, pedaling efficiently and how to fix flat tires in a safe environment. Participants must bring their own bike each day. Some bikes are provided on a need basis only. Instructor: Nedra Deadwyler

June 26-30 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of the game of football and take part in a variety of skill development drills and activities like passing, catching, and punting. This camp will allow full access to all the facilities that the Decatur Bulldogs use and will be an experience that you do not want to miss. Instructor: Coach Scott Jackson and his football staff from Decatur High Bulldogs

Session I: June 12-16 • 9 a.m.-noon (4-5 yrs) Session II: June 12-16 • 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. (6-12 yrs) Session III: June 19-23 • 9 a.m.-noon (4-5 yrs) Session IV: June 19-23 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (6-12 yrs) This camp experience emphasizes the “leader” in cheerleader. Join Wanda Nesbitt, CSD teacher and DHS varsity cheer coach, for one or two weeks packed with cheers, pyramids, dancing and daily crafts. All ability levels are welcome. Each session ends with a choreographed performance.

Boys Fast Break Basketball Camp • 10-15 yrs June 12-16 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Boys learn the fundamentals of basketball with drills that include dribbling, passing, shooting and defense, with one-on-one attention. Instructor: Bill Roberts, Decatur High School Boys Basketball coach, and staff

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Girls Basketball Camp 8-14 yrs June 5-9 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This camp’s goal is to improve each girl in the fundamentals of basketball, with lots of personal attention and an all-star staff made up of current and former Decatur High School players. Instructor: Eric Dawson, Decatur High Girls Basketball coach

• Decatur Active Living • Children and Youth Services • Register at decaturga.com/webtrac

Fencing CAMP • 8-17 yrs June 5-9 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Campers will enjoy a safe and exciting introduction to the sport of fencing with foil, epee, and saber. Participants will learn the history, footwork and tactics of swordplay. All equipment provided. Instructor: William Chase


Contact Portia Langley, 678-553-6563 portia.langley@decaturga.com

Sports Camps

Girls Volleyball Camp 10-17 yrs July 10-14 • 9 a.m.-noon Join us for a great week of volleyball. This camp is for beginners through intermediate. Learn passing, setting, hitting and serving. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends. Instructor: Coach Kele Eveland, former Georgia Tech volleyball player

Gymnastics camp • 4-12 yrs June 5-9 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This camp focuses on hand-eye coordination, body awareness, flexibility, kinetics and strength building, and it includes gymnastics, arts and crafts, games, and fun, fun, fun. The gymnastics portion is on the beginner’s level, working on the fundamentals with each participant. Instructor: JoMarie Futch

Hoop It Up Basketball Camp 6-9 yrs June 19-23 • 9 a.m.-noon This week-long camp focuses on basic basketball fundamentals and skills. The variety of games and skill development activities offered are sure to please campers in this age group. Instructor: James Hartry, Varsity Basketball coach at Tucker High School

Karate Camp • 8-12 yrs

Session I: July 10-14 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Session II: July 17-21 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Karate Camp is designed to introduce children to the fun, physical skills, mental challenges, and discipline of Karate. Participants learn basic karate techniques including punching, kicking, blocking, and rolling. They will engage in agility games – running, jumping, and dodging – to reinforce karate concepts. Instructor: Adesi Brown

Small Fry Sports Skills Camp 4-5 yrs

Session I: May 30-June 2 • 9 a.m.-noon Session II: July 17-21 • 9 a.m.-noon Throw, catch, run and jump. Campers engage in a week of movement, tumbling, games, throwing and catching, developing motor skills that are basic to success in any sport. Instructor: Teresa Davis, Renfroe Middle School coach

Soccer Camp • 6-12 yrs June 19-23 • 9 a.m.-noon Get your kicks in this camp and learn the basic skills and fundamentals of soccer. Offensive and defensive strategies are also covered for an enjoyable soccer experience for boys and girls of all levels. Instructor: Stephen Gathany, DHS Girls Soccer coach

girls Softball Camp • 8-17 yrs June 5-9 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Girls improve and enhance their softball skills, including catching, hitting, and base running, with proven drills and training tips. Instructor: Gary Anderson, Decatur High School Softball coach

Table Tennis Camp • 8-17 yrs June 26-30 • 9 a.m.-noon Spend the week learning the skills of table tennis including stroke, serve, hand-eye coordination. Experience the table tennis robot. Campers are taught table tennis rules and participate in game action. Instructor: Coach Charlie Slater

In this class, students learn various qigong exercises, partner practices, and a Tai chi 24 short form. Instructor: Drew Bracewell

NEW! ultimate frisbee camp 12-17 yrs June 12-16 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants learn the fundamental disc skills involved in the game of Ultimate – a coed non-contact sport built on throwing, catching, and running. The goal is to teach fair play. Instructor: Matt Smith

decatur Wrestling camp 8-14 yrs June 5-9 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of wrestling. Mat wrestling, takedown offense and neutral positioning are instructed, as well as discipline, team work and pride. Each participant achieves a winning attitude that will help them realize their athletic potential. Instructor: Robb Buggs, Decatur High School Wrestling coach

NEW! Beginner Tai Chi 8-14 yrs June 12-16 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Through synchronizing breath to movement, Tai chi fosters a deep body intelligence, creating many benefits that last a lifetime. Participants learn stress management, coordination, self confidence, and concentration.

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How to Play Registration

Opens Saturday

March 4

9 a.m.-noon

How to Play in Decatur Register for all summer camps online at decaturga.com/webtrac or at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

• Proof of residency will be required for resident fees and is subject to verification. Nonverifiable addresses will not be accepted. Proof of residency accepted includes: tax bill, utility bill, rent receipt, current signed lease agreement, or property deed/mortgage note. • Online registration requires a household ID number and password. Paperwork must be completed in advance of registration day in order to allow online registration. Find more information at decaturga.com/webtrac. • Five year olds enrolling for day camps must have attended a full-day program and show proof of age (birth certificate or school record). Must be five the first day of camp. • Registration for all programs will continue at Decatur Recreation Center and online until programs are filled or until registration deadlines. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • For information on how to register online, go to decaturga.com. Click on City Government > City Departments > select either Active Living or Children & Youth Services. Go to Registration or Summer Camp for instructions. WebTrac will not accept financial aid registration. WebTrac only accepts credit cards. • Nonresidents of the city of Decatur must pay an additional $25 per week/camp.

Summer Camp Deposits and Payments Deposit: A $25 nonrefundable and nontransferable deposit per participant per session is required. The deposit holds space until the balance due date. If fees are not paid or arrangements made, spaces will be given to campers on the waiting list. Those applying for financial assistance must pay a $10 deposit per child per session. Balance: The balance is due May 6 for June camps and June 3 for July camps. Fees cover instruction, supplies, and a camp T-shirt. Swim Team: Fees must be paid in full upon registration. All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Financial Assistance

A limited amount of financial assistance is available, on a first-come-first-served basis, to city of Decatur residents who demonstrate a need. Proof of residency and income verification must be submitted with the financial assistance application. Assistance is based on a sliding scale. A minimum rate will be required for each activity. Applications are available online and at the Decatur Recreation Center. Please note: • An application for financial assistance is not a promise of financial aid. • Only city of Decatur residents may apply for financial aid and are required to provide verification of residency upon application, in the form of a tax bill, utility bill or rent receipt. • Residents are required to submit verification of income. Copies of three current paycheck stubs, letters of supplemental income, Medicaid letters, or copies of the preceding year’s filed taxes will be accepted. All information will remain confidential. • Families are eligible to apply for financial assistance for one full-day camp program per week with a maximum of up to three E-Camps during the summer.

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