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2 The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014

Welcome to Kids Connection

Contents

he inspiration for this section came from a dad who is relatively new to the Golden Isles. He was seeking information on summer camps and programs for his two elementary-age children, and having difficulty finding it, especially Vacation Bible School programs. This really resonated with me and I realized that he was right! We needed a comprehensive resource – a guide for parents to access this information. As a mom, I think we all look at summer programs differently – whether it is to entertain our kids, provide childcare, or simply expose them to something new and different. As the mother of a 12-year-old and an 8-year-old, I can speak from experience when I say it is sometimes difficult to know what is offered in our area and how to find it. Each year I find out too late about opportunities that were available that my kids would have enjoyed. We are fortunate to live in an area with many great options ranging from fullday camps to shorter half-day camps for

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two-to-three days per week, from fine arts programs to outdoor programs that educate our kids about the beautiful area in which we live. We also have programs that teach our children how to be good stewards of this beautiful area and how to give back to their community. We have included as complete a listing as possible for area Vacation Bible School offerings, dates, times, and themes, if available. Some churches have not finalized their program dates, so if you don’t see yours listed, please call them to confirm. We have worked hard to compile a comprehensive preview of summer programs to assist parents in planning activities for their kids this summer. My hope is that we will continually be able to provide more information and listings each year to provide our readers with the information you need to plan your summer. I hope that you find our inaugural 2014 Kids Connection useful and informative! –Jennifer Leavy, The Brunswick News

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12 YOUTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES A special section of The Brunswick News

President & Editor Buff Leavy Vice President Ron Maulden,

OUTDOOR CAMPS CONNECT KIDS WITH NATURE

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Managing Editor Hank Rowland Local News Editor Buddy Hughes

18 SPORTS CAMPS

Advertising Director Heath Slapikas Special Projects Coordinator Jennifer Leavy Special Sections Layout Editor Donte Nunnally

SUMMER SWIMMING PROGRAMS

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Writters Mary Starr Gordon Jackson Cyle Lewis Larry Hobbs Martin Rand III Shannon Lewis Circulation Director Rene Griffis

ON THE COVER Lyle Ingram, age 10, maneuvers his sailboat through the waters of East River as he joins other students in the 2013 Glynn Academy and Brunswick High School Summer Sailing Camp. Sponsored by Golden Isles Community Sailing. Cover photo by Bobby Haven The Brunswick News


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Kids Discover God's Love at By Cyle Lewis

Summer is a’coming, the season marked by long, lazy days, copious amounts of sunshine and VBS – a familiar acronym for Vacation Bible School, a church-hosted, week-long Bible themed program geared towards elementary-aged children. Vacation Bible schools vary in days, times and age requirements. However, whether the VBS is in the morning or evening, Monday through Friday, or Monday through Wednesday, there are some things all great VBS experiences have in common: • Enthusiastic volunteers • Safe and caring environments • Exciting activities • Captivating themes A great choice for a summer activity, at VBS kids get to play, learn, do crafts, sing songs, dance, and eat a snack, while parents can feel good knowing their kid is active, social, creative and learning wholesome things. Churches benefit with the opportunity to reach out into the community and love their neighbors. “The thing that is most impactful for my daughter is seeing the older girls helping out, having fun and being excited about

Jesus. It’s infectious to the younger ones,” said Jessica Paulding. Daughter Gracie, 6, chimed in, “I like the music, dancing, and crafts the best.” Each VBS is theme-driven, built on Bible memory verses, engaging videos, up-beat songs and activities to reinforce the lesson. Parents can talk to their children each day

about what was learned that day – kids are usually eager to tell – making great content for family dinners or bedtime conversation. Paula VanBoxel says the final day is her favorite because most Bible schools end with a recital-like children’s performance of the week’s favorite songs and memory verses.

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“Watching Oliver sing the songs with motions on the last day was really precious. He was so into it,” VanBoxel said. Vacation Bible schools are solely run by church staff and volunteers, so there is rarely a fee for participation. Parents can either drop their children off or choose to volunteer in an area that interests them. Some churches even provide childcare for smaller children of parents who are working the VBS. “I like the snacks, and the memory verse contest because there is a prize,” exclaimed 6-year-old Oliver VanBoxel. Vacation Bible Schools are a nice break from slathering sunscreen and managing wet bathing suits and sunburns. They are also a fun way for churches to share their message. Rick Postell, children and small-groups pastor at Christian Renewal Church, said, “The greatest thing about VBS is that it’s a tool to get the word of God into the hearts of children, in their homes and into the hearts of their parents.” Celia Eisentrager, children’s director at Brunswick First United Methodist, said: “I’m looking forward to the adventure that awaits the children in our community as they experience God’s love and grace through Vacation Bible Schools.”

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4 The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014

VBS LISTINGS

LOCATION

DATES/TIME

Altama Presbyterian Church Brunswick, GA 912-264-8096

July 20-23, 5:30pm - 8:00pm “Sunquest Rainforest”

Blythe Island Baptist Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-4741

July 21 - 25, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Chapel Brunswick, GA 912-262-1331 Christ Church Frederica St Simons Island, GA 912-638-8683

June 24 - 27, 6:00pm - 8:30pm – Elementary July 21 - 24, 9:00am - 11:00am - Preschool June 9-13, 9:00am – 11:30am

Join Us for Fun! Golden Isles Riding Academy offers a fun-filled summer with weekly camps and daily camps along with private and group riding lessons. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, some serious riding instruction and some silly play time with the horses and other animals! GIRA has a great family atmosphere with a strong focus on safety, learning responsibility, developing strong friendships and sportsmanship. Join our family for a summer filled with fun and learning!

Kelli Jordan, Owner/Trainer

where riding is fun…friendships are made…and memories last forever 231 Andy Tostensen Road Brunswick, Georgia 912-506-3325

FREE Introductory Lesson

Your first riding lesson is free at Golden Isles riding Academy. Experience the wonderful world of horses and see if riding is for you. Call today to schedule your special time.


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The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014 5

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL LISTINGS LOCATION Christian Renewal Church St Simons Island, GA 912-638-4918

DATES/TIME June 16-20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

June 9-13, 9:00am – 12:00pm Christian Renewal Church Brunswick, GA “Wilderness Escape� 912-264-0028 College Place United Methodist Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-4883

June 23 - 27, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Family Life Church Brunswick, GA 912-554-0045

July 14 - 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

First Baptist Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-4150

June 16 – 20, 9:00am – 12:00pm

First Baptist Church St Simons Island, GA 912-638-3337

June 2-6, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Choir Camp June 16-20, 9:00 am -12:00pm, VBS

First United Methodist Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-4313

June 23 - 27, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Glyndale Baptist Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-5539

June 22-26, 6:00pm - 9:30pm “Weird Animals�

Golden Isles Church of God Brunswick, GA 912-265-0937

June 9 - 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Golden Isles Christian Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-1988

LOCATION St. Simons United Methodist Church St Simons Island, GA 912-638-3317 Wesley United Methodist Church St Simons Island, GA 912-634-1412

DATES/TIME June 16 - 19, 9:00am - 12:30pm “Workshop of Wonders� June 9-13, 9:00am – 12:00pm “Workshop of Wonders�

June 15-19

June 22-25, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Lakeside United Methodist Church Brunswick, GA “Blast Off� 912-265-5757 Lord of Life Lutheran Church St Simons Island, GA 912-638-4673 Northside Baptist Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-3063

June 9 - 13, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

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Norwich Baptist Church June 22-26, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Brunswick, GA “Agency D3 – Discover, Decide, Defend� 912-265-0594 Pine Ridge Baptist Church Brunswick, GA 912-265-2228 St Frances Xavier Catholic Church Brunswick, GA 912-264-6805 St. Simons Presbyterian Church St Simons Island, GA 912-638-2220

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6 The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014

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GP Internships Building Leaders By Shannon Lewis

One local highlight of summer known to most high school students in Glynn County is the Gathering Place’s Main Event. Put on by students for students on Sunday nights in Strickland Auditorium at Epworth by the Sea, the Main Event is quite an experience: hilariously campy skits, outrageous large-group games – the mattress race is a favorite – loud, edgy music, and direct, relevant teaching by gifted communicators from around the world. However, a lesser known and potentially more rewarding summer opportunity offered by the Gathering Place is its summer internship program. Gathering Place Executive Director Lucas Ramirez called the program a leadership builder. “We develop the next generation of leaders and make an eternal impact in the lives of students. Students are reached,

equipped, sent and further trained to go out and replicate the model themselves in their spheres of influence.� The eight-week program begins June 8. It is open to rising ninth graders through high school seniors. Overseen by Gathering Place staff and led by a team of college interns, the program is focused on leadership development, mentoring and local community service. With a moderate commitment level and at a cost of $325, it’s a great way to enjoy staying “on mission� during the summer months, Ramirez said. Glynn Academy junior Robert Prescott spoke highly of his time as a junior intern. “Participating in the junior internship was a transformative experience,� he said. “I would recommend it to any teenager in the Golden Isles.� A second internship option is the Doulos


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The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014 7 Internship. A full-time, paid internship available to juniors and seniors following an interview process, the Doulos Internship is an immersive summer of growing in servant leadership. Bridging the gap between the junior internship and the college internship, the Doulos program is a time of structured growth beginning with a team-building retreat. Throughout the summer interns receive focused teaching and training from area youth pastors and community leaders, participate in Bible studies and serve at a variety of professional job sites throughout the week. Of course, for the students involved, it is mostly just fun. Junior Intern Jeremy Hollington said, “I just like hanging out with my friends and we have fun helping out.” Justin Davidson, youth pastor at St. Simons Community Church, has consistently observed the positive impact of the Gathering Place on area youth. “What I love about the Gathering Place’s intern program is that through it I see students learn to love more and hate less, embracing what God wants to do in and through them.” It’s an exciting and challenging option to ward off the potential boredom that often sets in a few weeks into summer vacation. The Doulos Internship is full for 2014, but applications for the Junior Internship are due by May 16 and are available at www.thegp.com.

Kids Learn To Sail! Golden Isles Community Sailing Center Summer Sailing Camps

Ultimate Outdoor

The Summer Camp Experience

Three sessions available: June 16-20 June 23-27 July 7-11 Opti 1 Camp 8 am - 10 am

Ages 5-6 $160

Opti 2 Camp 10 am - 1 pm

Ages 7-12 $190

Discounts for multiple weeks US Sailing certified instructors Classes are held at Brunswick Landing Marina

www.coastaloutdooradventures.com

Must pass swim test, no other experience necessary Sign up at www.gicsc.org


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8 The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014

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SUMMER TENNIS TOURNAMENTS: Dates: Saturdays, April 12, May 10, June 14, August 9, September 13 Location: Epworth Park Time: Tournaments will begin at 9:00 am. Draws will be published the Thursday before each tournament. Divisions for ages 7-18 Fee: $25.00/ tournament

SWIM LESSONS: Sessions available at Neptune, Selden, and Howard CoďŹƒn Parks Sessions begin June 2 Ages 6 months and up Fee: $30.00 Private lessons are also available. For more information call: Neptune Fun Zone- 279-2836 Howard CoďŹƒn Park- 279-3810 Selden Park- 279-2800

GP SUMMER THEME

Gathering Place Main Event Who: Where: When:

Middle and High Students Strickland Auditorium at Epworth by the Sea Sunday nights June 8 – August 3, Doors open at 7:00pm, Event starts at 8:35pm, but you’ll want to get there by 7:45pm to get a seat!

GP Main Event Schedule for Summer 2014 June 8th - Annie Downs - an author and speaker based in Nashville, TN www.anniedowns.com June 15th - C.L. Shepherd or “Shep� - Founder and CEO of Keep the Change, Inc. www.keepthechangeinc.com June 22nd – Duffy Robbins – an author and Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. June 29th – Amena Brown - poet, speaker, journalist and event host; travels and performs with her husband, Matt, also known as DJ Opdiggy. www.amenabrown.com July 6th - Chad Norris - Lead Pastor of City Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina. www.chadnorris.com July 13th – Dean Sikes – a messenger of hope. Since 1993, he’s spoken at over eighteen hundred events, in eight nations of the world, with audiences that now exceed 1.3 million people. July 20th – Lucas Ramirez, The GP Executive Director - noted for his teaching and leadership gifts and has a passion for developing the next generation of leaders. July 27th – Kenny Grant - Senior Pastor at Calvay Baptist Temple in Savannah, Georgia. www.kgem.org August 3rd – Worship Night! A night of celebration of all that God has done over the summer! For more information: www.thegp.org


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The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014 9

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The Brunswick News is proud to offer a drawing for 2 kids ages 11-13 to enjoy an amazing day camp experience (including Extended Care) at the Jacksonville Zoo. Camps Meet from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Extended Care is available from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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Everyone knows that a great Zoo can’t operate without excellent keepers, but most people don’t realize that there’s a wide array of professionals who keep the Zoo at the forefront of conservation, education, and fun! This camp will explore some of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ most interesting and important jobs. Join us as we meet zoo keepers, exhibit designers, horticulture experts, and more!

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Step into nature, and you’re instantly surrounded by inspiration! Join us as we explore the intersection of biology with art, architecture, and even clothing design! We’ll look into swim suits that mimic shark skin, learn some lessons from termites about architecture, and maybe even get inspiration for an invention or masterpiece of our own!

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10 The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014

Three Oaks Farm HORSE CAMP at the Petting Zoo Learn to love and ride horses in a Safe & Stress Free environment

WHAT TO PACK Summer camp secret #53: Ziploc bags are handy for more than just snacks. Parents, if we can leave you with just one memorable piece of advice for the coming summer days, it is to buy Ziploc baggies in every size (and lots of black Sharpies). Not only are they handy for packing goldfish and raisins for your child to nibble on during the day, they’re also great for all the sundries your child will need in his or her travels this summer. Like money. Sunscreen. Bug spray. Clothes. Wet swimsuits. You get the idea. What else should you pack for your child? Well, read on for mother-tested-kid-approved ideas:

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Y.E.D.C.’S OVERNIGHT Y.E.D.C.’S CAMP Y.E.D.C.’S SUMMER CAMP 2014 Clothing – Same rules apply as for day camps, but be sure to ask if dressier clothes will be NEEDEDFORSPECIALEVENTS!GOODRULEOFTHUMBISTOPACKONESETOFCLOTHESFOREVERYDAYOF CAMP PLUSTWOEXTRAS Swimming – Swimming is a popular camp activity, even if the main purpose of the camp is some other sport, so pack a swimsuit or two, more than one pair of goggles, flip-flops, and towels if the camp doesn’t supply them. ! Open 10 weeks!

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Whether your child will be away for just one day or for several, include a little love note for encouragement when they need it. Hopefully, they’ll be having too much fun to miss you much, but it never hurts to remind them how much you love and miss them while they’re off having fun! – Amy Carter


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Science Themes Make Reading Fun By Martin Rand III

Trying to get children to read over the summer can be a tough chore, so Marshes of Glynn Libraries is bringing back its annual summer reading program to assist parents. The Brunswick and St. Simons Island libraries are using a science theme this year to help make reading fun for the kids over the summer break, says Karen Larrick, program coordinator of Marshes of Glynn Libraries. “The whole point of the summer reading program is to keep children reading all summer long,” she said. “When they stop reading, their reading level drops off, so we want them to maintain the level of reading they had at the end of the school year until the start of the next year.” Performer Barry Stewart-Mann will host the first events of the program May 29 – “Fizzin Folktales” for elementary school students at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Simons Island Public Library, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. The next event, “Dinner at the Periodic Table,” will be held at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick, at 3 p.m. May 29 for middle and high school students. Registration for the “Fizz, Boom, Read” program for elementary school children and the “Spark A Reaction” for middle and high school students begins May 27. The program ends July 31.

“Fizz, Boom, Read” May 29 May 30 June 3 June 5 June 6 June 10 June 12 June 17 June 19 June 20 June 24 June 26 July 1 July 8 July 10 July 11 July 15 July 17 July 17 July 22 July 24 July 25

10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

“Spark A Reaction” June 19 10 a.m. June 19 6:30 p.m. July 11 2 p.m. July 17 6:30 p.m. July 22 6:30 p.m.

“Fizzin Folktales” with Barry Stewart-Mann at (SSI) “Who Put The Fizz In My Pop” with Barry Stewart-Mann at (BWK) Reading to the Dogs (BWK) “Storytime with Nate the Great” (SSI) “Rumpelstiltskin” with Porkchop Productions (BWK) “Storytime with Nate the Great” (BWK) “Fizz Boom Bugs & Machines” with Curious Moon Puppets (SSI) *Summer Science Lab: “Water Rockets” grades 3-5 (BWK) SSI Craft Day in the Atrium: “Making Paper” (SSI) Classic Movie Day: adventures with a forgetful professor (BWK) The Science of Animals with Georgia Southern University (BWK) Summer Science Lab: “Rainbows & Bubbles” grades kindergarten to 1 (SSI) Summer Science Lab: “Red White & Blue Explosion” grades 3 to 5 (BWK) Storytime with Curious George (BWK) Storytime with Curious George (SSI) Craft Day Downtown: “Sunprints” (BWK) “Fizz Boom Bugs & Machines” with Curious Moon Puppets (BWK) “Chemistry in Action” with UGA Extension Service: grades kindergarten to 3 (SSI) “Chemistry in Action” with UGA Extension Service: grades 4 to 8 (BWK) 12 p.m. Reading to the Dogs (BWK) Summer Science Lab: “Fizz & Pop Chemistry” grades 2 to 4 (SSI) Storytime with Ronald McDonald (BWK) Paper Making in the Atrium (SSI) Science is a Blast Lab Time: “The Fizz Pop Boom of Chemistry” (BWK) The Art and Science of Sunprints (BWK) “Chemistry in Action” with the UGA Extension Service (BWK) Science is a Blast Lab Time: “Astronomy & Space” (BWK)

2014 SUMMER FOOTBALL & CHEER CAMP

FREDERICA FOOTBALL Are you ready to develop your passing, tackling and punting skills? Join us for a fun-filled week of Frederica Football and determine which position is best for you! All participants will be recognized on Youth Night, September 12, 2014, at halftime of the Frederica Academy Varsity Football game. Rising 1st through 8th graders *UNEND THs!-TO.OON Instructors: Brandon Derrick & Staff | Cost: $125

ISLAND CHEER Go! Fight! Win! Get ready to learn how to cheer on your favorite teams during a funfilled week of cheers, chants, jumps and dance! No matter what level of cheer experience, participants will have a great time learning new materials, making crafts, and then performing for friends and family during the cheer showcase. Rising 1st through 5th graders *ULYTH STs!-TO.OON Instructors: Autumn Roberts & FA Varsity Cheerleaders | Cost: $125

We welcome all students of the Golden Isles and visitors to our community to register. Register and view program details at www.fredericaacademy.org/SummerPrograms

Participants in Frederica Academy’s Athletic Summer Programs will be grouped based on age and skill level, enabling athletes to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship in a safe and productive environment. A Summer Program t-shirt is included with registration.


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12 The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014

Youth volunteer opportunities By Mary Starr

“I’m bored.”

Morgan McElmurray, 16, is a volunteen at the Brunswick hospital of Southeast Georgia Health System and volunteers in the gift shop one afternoon a week.

Summer Day Camp

May 22-August 6, 7:30am-5:30pm

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Those may be the two most unwelcome words a parent hears. But hear them they do, especially during summer breaks in households where teens reside. There seems to be plenty for younger kids to do. They can participate in public or private recreation programs, attend day camps or enroll in various church Vacation Bible Schools. Some children go away to residential camps for several weeks each summer and still others go with their families to vacation spots in the mountains or near lakes for the better part of the summer. But for the 15- to 18-year-old, choices seem few. Sure, many young people have jobs, but most of those are part-time. There are plenty of hours in the day to volunteer for a local organization and perhaps gain some professional experience and insight into careers they might consider in the future. They can start applying for volunteer positions at some organizations now. For others, though, it may be too late, but it never hurts to inquire. Morgan McElmurray, 16, is a volunteen at the Brunswick hospital of Southeast Georgia Health System and volunteers in the gift shop one afternoon a week. She began volunteering at the health system because she was considering a career in health care. “I have volunteered in several different departments, but the gift shop is my favorite,” Morgan said. “I volunteer because I enjoy helping people. I also like meeting new people and volunteering.” According to Kristin Doll, director of volunteer services at the health system, volunteens serve in various departments. “They assist in areas such as maternity, guest services, gift shop, cancer care center, cafeteria,” Doll said. Space is tight and slots are filled for this summer, but there’s always next year. Doll said applicants for the Volunteen Program must be between 14


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The Brunswick News / Thursday, April 24, 2014 13 and 18 in age, in grades 9 through 12 and in good academic standing. “Applicants are accepted at the beginning of each calendar year and 50 students are accepted at both the Brunswick and Camden campuses each summer,” she said. Space is limited and the program is popular so teens are encouraged to apply early each year. “The students complete an initial interview and are then scheduled for an eighthour orientation in June,” Doll said. “Students who have successfully completed the process volunteer for at least one four-hour shift per week during the summer and then during the school year if they choose.” Some teens may prefer to spend their summers in the fresh air and sunshine. Fort Frederica National Monument recruits youth every spring to participate in the Youth Conservation Corps. Once accepted to the program, participants work on projects that include anything from cleaning the earthworks to boundary clearing. Information from the National Park Service indicates the work will be outdoors and require physical challenges. Open to teens in the age range of 15–18, , who will work a 40-hour week. The season runs for eight to 10 weeks, from the end of May until school begins again in August.

Loren Dittmar, a guidance counselor at Glynn Academy, says students have also found opportunities through The Gathering Place, The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, Mtn2Sea, the International

Seafarer’s Center and Manna House. Who says volunteering has to be a solo activity? Groups of teens can be helpful to causes. FaithWorks, an outreach ministry in

Brunswick, says there are plenty of things groups can do to help its mission. “FaithWorks is always happy to work with local groups in helping them see the community differently and to make a difference in the lives of others,” said the Rev. Wright Culpepper, executive director of FaithWorks. “During the spring and summer, we host about 25 groups who come to us from across the country and have them do various projects that help others.” Culpepper says the emphasis is to promote local missions. “Our hope is that people will slow down enough to look around and see that there are opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others right here at home,” he said.


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Here are some activities Culpepper suggests: Organize food drives. FaithWorks provides groceries to more than 1,000 people each month, so the food pantry always needs replenishing. Textile recycling. FaithWorks keeps textiles despite the shape they’re in. Culpepper says every piece of cloth has value and the organization keeps tons of clothes out of landfills every year. Neighborhood cookouts. There are some city areas where groups can grill chicken and burgers and use the meals to visit with the elderly, shut-ins and marginalized people in order to share love and build relationships. Landscaping. Plenty of homes, vacant lots and other properties need sprucing up. Light construction projects. Building handrails, shelving, painting and replacing rotten boards are just a few of the tasks people need assistance with. Of course, FaithWorks also offers some more solitary volunteer opportunities. “Individuals can volunteer to work in our office, food pantry, textile warehouse, knitting prayer shawls, writing notes of encouragement, helping people write resumés, and a host of other things,” Culpepper said.

ATTENTION PARENTS

Roosevelt Lawrence Community Center Summer Adventure Express Camp June 2 - July 25 Registration will begin April 1 - May 9 H Street Recreation

Activities Include: Math and reading workshops, field trips, various local locations, and one out of town, the Jacksonville Zoo, swimming lessons, arts and crafts and more! FEES: First Child $40.00 Second Child: $35.00 Third Child $25.00 “Para Español 280-6981” )4USFFUr9212-267-5522 Contact Gwen Mullen or Langston Gamble for Pre-Registration Information

Organizations that may use teen volunteers: Brunswick-Glynn Co. Library – 267-1212 FaithWorks – faithworksministry.org, 261-8512 Habitat for Hummanity – www.habitatglynncounty.org Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia – www.hssc.org/help/ International Seafarer’s Center – www.seafarerscenter.org/2012-12- 21-01-29-25.html Manna House – 264-1594 Mtn2Sea – mtn2sea.com/What_We_Do.html National Park Service, Fort Frederica National Monument – email Chad_A_Thomas@nps.gov or 223-4325. Southeast Georgia Health System – Kristin Doll, director, volunteer services, 466-1071.


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OUR BIRTHDAY. YOUR PARTY. Join us for the Zoo’s 100th Birthday Celebration! MAY 10TH & 11TH, 2014 Featuring bounce houses/activities on Great Lawn, entertainment, animal encounters, live music, conservation information, crafts and animal enrichment!


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outdoor Camps Connect Kids with Nature By Mary Starr

Students and parents in the Golden Isles have a variety of options from which to choose when selecting an educational program to ensure learning continues during the summer break. Marine biology and the coastal ecosystem are the main focuses of most of the camps. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island, has been offering its Sea Turtle Day Camp, for children 6 through 12, since 2008. That first summer the center held four sessions of the camp and a dozen or so children attended each session. “Our program has now grown to seven sessions (each summer) with 20 children per session,” said Julie Hunt, administrative coordinator for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. “Since 2008, 483 children have participated in our summer camp program.” Hunt says that campers participate in a variety of activities, including field-based

adventures, games and crafts. Each day, she said, focuses on a specific aspect of sea turtle biology, conservation or the threats terrapins face on a daily basis. “Additionally, they will explore the many habitats of Jekyll Island, from freshwater ponds to maritime forests, through tidal marshlands down to the beach and beyond, with the myriad of turtle species found in Georgia,” Hunt said, explaining that staff at the center works to help wildlife, save

endangered specials and protect the coastal environment. “Our desire is to connect children of all ages to nature and use sea turtles to inspire their imagination and embrace lifelong con-

servation values.” Also on Jekyll Island, 4-H Tidelands Nature Center offers an array of summer learning opportunities, including a day camp. The center’s Discovery Day Camp is offered dur-


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ing select weeks in June and July. According to Dawn Zenkert, Tidelands coordinator, children can participate in a single day or sign up for several days. Themes vary by day. “(Activities) include field trips, games, crafts and more,” she said. Coastal Outdoor Adventures, owned by Brooks Good, operates several multi-day camps for youngsters ages 6 through 14. They include Shark Fest, Camp Village Creek and Junior Biologist Camp. There are four sessions of Camp Village Creek and four of Junior Biologist Camp. Shark Fest offers 12 sessions on both St. Simons and Jekyll Islands. Other themes, with single-day options are also available. Youngsters attending Shark Fest will ex-

perience two days of fishing for sharks and other fish. The camp operates on Mondays and Tuesdays at Hampton Marina on St. Simons Island and Thursdays and Fridays at the Jekyll Marina. Good says that campers have a great time learning about tackle and bait and how to “fight” the fish. Many times participants will compete against each other for which team

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can nab the biggest catch. There are a variety of sharks in the coastal waters, according to Good. “There are 16 different species of sharks here,” he said. “Most of them are two-tofour-feet long, but every now and then we catch them bigger than six-feet.” Catches of more than 20 sharks a day are not uncommon. But campers aren’t depleting coastal waters. All sharks are released back into the water except for one. “We keep one legal size shark to do a complete dissection and give the kids a full biology lesson,” Good said. Sharks aren’t the only fish caught during the camp – whiting, summer trout and stingrays are among the array of sea life to which campers are exposed. Junior Biologist Camp is a five-day experi-

ence that provides a hands-on overview of marine science for kids. It meets at St. Simons Elementary and campers spend a lot of time on the beach learning about shrimp, crabs and seashells. Camp Village Creek is a team effort among Coastal Outdoor Adventures, Southeast Adventure Outfitters and Kennedy Outfitters. During these sessions, campers will learn to kayak, fish from a boat, paddleboard and interact with coastal wildlife through handson marine and wildlife education. This camp meets at Village Creek Landing. Good, a charter fisherman, tour guide and caterer, says the camps are his heart and soul. “When you can do something you love to do and make a living at it, it’s a gift,” he said.

To Sign up for summer camps: Georgia Sea Turtle Center – gstc.jekyllisland.com 4-H Tidelands Nature Center – tidelands4h.org Coastal Outdoor Adventures – coastaloutdooradventures.com


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SPORTS CAMPS: Kids In Motion By Larry Hobbs

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ids in the digital age face an array of flashing and beeping gizmos that serve their short attention spans and hold their bodies in one motionless place, but Allen Benner knows children will stay active and focused all summer long if you give them an old-fashioned toy they can bounce, kick, chase, throw and catch. And that is how they will roll in the Children In Action Sports Club’s summer camp – a free Christ-centered series of nine four-day camps designed around a whole new ball game each week, from volleyball to softball to golf and flag rugby. “I had a long career in retail, but no matter what toy came along, the No. 1 gift for children has always been some kind of a ball,” said Benner, club director. “Kids will always love to play with a ball and it gives us an opportunity to be a positive, healthy force in their summer experience.” The program is one of several sports camps offered in the Golden Isles to keep children on the move this summer. Others include volleyball and basketball camps at Glynn Academy and tennis

2014 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE Paper Mache & Decoupage w/ Donna MacPherson Ages 6-12 May 3 Mothers Day Gift 1-4pm June 2 - 6 1-4pm July 14 - 18 9am-12pm All materials included / Bring a healthy snack Drawing and Painting w/India Lee Ages 6 - 11 yrs June 2 - 6 9am-12pm June 9 - 13 1-4pm June 23 - 27 1-4pm June 30 - July 4 9am-12pm July 7 - 11 1-4pm July 14 - 18 9am-12pm Topics include Under the Sea, In the Jungle & A Walk through Nature. Looming & Weaving w/Donna MacPherson. Ages 6–12 yrs June 9 - 13 9:30-12:30 and July 7-11 9:30am-12:30pm Bring your lunch “Just Bead It” w/Debbie Dougherty Ages 7+ June 9 - 13 9:30am-12:30pm July 7 - 11 9:30am-12:30pm Jewelry Making Camp. Bring your lunch Clay & Collage w/Debbie Craig Ages 7+ June 9 - 13 June 23 - 27 July 14 - 18 July 21 - 25 July 28 - Aug 1 All camps are 10am - 1pm Learn the process of working with clay, making rattles/ bells. Concluding with collage techniques. All materials included / Bring Lunch

“Metal Rocks” w/Debbie Dougherty Ages 7+ June 16 - 20 9:30am-12:30pm Jewelry making camp. Bring your lunch Miniature Monets w/Sarah Bash Gleason, M.S. Ages 7+ June 16 - 18 (Mon-Wed) 1:30-3:30pm July 21 - 23 (Mon-Wed) 10am-12pm Learn to draw and paint like famous impressionist artists such as Claude Monet. Art of Jewelry Design w/The Traveling Mermaids Ages 7-11 yrs June 30 - July 4 1-4pm Students will make jewelry. Art Reception the last day for the entire family. Photography Workshop w/Donna MacPherson. Ages 7+ July 28 - Aug 1 1-4pm Fun and learning with your camera. Project on the last day using the photos.

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camps sponsored by the Glynn County Recreation Department. CIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer camp series for kids ages 7 to 12 swings into action June 9-12 with a camp centered on ultimate disc, a field sport, at the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters, 145 Granville Nix Lane in Brunswick. The camp will run weekly, Mondays through Thursdays, throughout June and July, and feature a different sport each week. Breakfast and lunch are provided, and Benner encourages youth from all corners of the Golden Isles to join the fun. Each day begins with a prayer breakfast and concludes at 12:30 p.m. Parents can pick and choose among the programs or enter their children for all nine weeks. The non-profit CIA is able to hold the camps for free through donations from local churches and business and community leaders. The camp breakfast and lunches are available through the Glynn County Summer Nutrition Program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to bring all kids from all different backgrounds together to get mentally, spiritually and physically fit this summer,â&#x20AC;? Benner said. For more information call 912-2307760 or email CIASportsClub@bellsouth.net Visit the website at www.ciasportsclub. net Glynn County Recreation and Parks Department The Glynn County Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring two tennis camps at Selden Park in June. The first camp is for experienced players and runs June 2-5; a camp for beginner and intermediate players follows June 16-19.

Both camps run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The camp fee is $135 per child and includes a visit to the Selden Park pool and a camp T-shirt. The camp is run by tennis pros Paul Rausch and Mary Brooke-Kersey, who have a combined 30 years experience in instruction. The advanced camp will focus on strategies and match play to improve skills for competitive tournament play, Brooke-Kersey said. The second camp will introduce players to the sport and help beginners gain needed confidence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just hope to achieve a fun week where the kids can learn a lot and make new friends,â&#x20AC;? Brooke-Kersey said. For more information call the recreation department at 912-554-7780. Glynn Academy Glynn Academy will host the third annual Drills for Skills Basketball Camp for boys and girls June 2-6 at the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gymnasium. Sponsored by the Lady Terrors basketball program, the camp is for girls ages 8 to 18 and boys 7 to 13. The fee is $50. Instructors include former and current college level coaches and players who will concentrate on teaching fundamentals, improved skills, teamwork and fun on the court. Call 912-267-4267 to register. The Glynn Academy Lady Terrors Volleyball Camp for girls takes place in two sessions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 9-13 and June 16-20. Both camps run from 8 a.m. to noon at the school gymnasium. Registration costs $75 for one session or $125 for both. Lady Terrors coaches Jon Ricketts and Pam Thompson will focus on volleyball

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basics and advanced fundamentals that enforce teamwork. For more information contact Ricketts at jon.ricketts@glynn.k12ga. us or 912-280-5000, extension 4112; or Thompson at Pamela-thompson@ glynn.k12.ga.us, or 912-267-4210. Extension 3189. Golden Isles Gymnastics Golden Isles Gymnastics is hosting a summer camp from June through August at its facility at 635 Scranton Blvd. in Brunswick. Sessions run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cost $30 per day or $130 per week, which includes breakfast and lunch. The day includes four hours of gymnastics instruction with professional instructors and additional healthy recreation on the one-acre facility’s playground, soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts. Classes are limited. “This is a good way to introduce youngsters to the sport and keep them active in a safe, healthy environment,” gym owner and instructor Yuri Kalinin said. For more information, call 912-2800044 or gymnastics@goldenislesgym. com Visit the website at: http://www. goldenislesgym.com

Christ Church Creative Arts Camp Join Miss Kathleen and her team for: • Fun music • Painting

• Acting • Games

• Drawing • New Friends

Rising First Graders and Older - $150 per session

Two Sessions to Choose From June 16-20 or June 23-27 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Other Area Sports Camps Brunswick High Youth Football Camp Coach Floyd at 577-0912 Frederica Academy Sports Camps www.fredericaacademy.org/summerprograms Robert Sapp Baseball Camp www.robertsappbaseballcamp.com Jekyll Island Golf & Tennis Camps www.jekyllisland.com Brunswick Gymnastics Camps www.brunswickgymnastic.com

Camden County Summer Programs By Gordon Jackson

Camden County has plenty of familyoriented activities scheduled this spring and summer. Many of the activities are designed to keep youths occupied, while others are something the entire family can enjoy together. The St. Marys Aquatic Center opens for the summer May 3 and will remain open through Sept. 7. The facility is staffed with Red Cross certified lifeguards at all times. The center includes water slides, a water playground, lap pool, snack shop and first aid station. Swimming lessons are also offered. General admission is $9.95; seniors 55 and older $7.50; juniors under 48 inches in bare feet $6.95; children ages 2 to 4 $3.75; children under 2 free; spectators not swimming $4.45; night splash after 4 p.m. each day $5; teen night $5. Season passes are also available at $49.95 for St. Marys residents and $59.95 for non residents. The season rate for children 2-4 years old is $24.95, regardless of residence. Call 510-4000 for more information. The St. Marys Children’s Theatre will

hold activities throughout the summer. Broadway Camp will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 16 to 28 at Lisa Allen’s Dance Works, 10880 Colerain Road, St. Marys. Participants will receive acting training and audition for roles using portions of material from “Peter Pan” and “Oliver.” A Broadway Camp performance is scheduled 6 p.m. on June 27 at Theatre by the Trax, 1100 Osborne Road, St. Marys. Peter Pan performances will be Oct. 17 and 18 at Theatre by the Trax. Contact The Friese Studio of Music 5766801 for information. The Camden County Recreation Department will hold day camp throughout the summer May 21 through Aug. 6. Activities include arts and crafts, team games, movies, outdoor activities, swimming, board games, contests, races, educational programs, field trips, and more. Camp cost is $80 per camper per week, or $20 a day. Two snacks are provided every day, but campers will need to bring their lunch. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. for all camps. Campers must be signed out by 5:30 p.m. each day. Go to camdencountypsa.info/programs. php for information.

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GENEROSITY FOR GENERATIONS

Summer Swimming Programs Glynn County Recreation Dept www.glynncounty.org Howard Coffin Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 279-3810 Neptune Fun Zone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 279-2836 Selden Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 279-2800

Involve your Family In Inspired Philanthropy Teach them to do Goodâ&#x20AC;Ś And Do it Well! A Fund at the Community Foundation Can carry your Familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Name For Generations Like a Family Foundationâ&#x20AC;Ś But oh, so much Simpler

American Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety based lessons â&#x20AC;˘ Ages 6 months and up â&#x20AC;˘ 2 week sessions meeting Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursday (8 lessons) â&#x20AC;˘ Sessions begin June 2nd â&#x20AC;˘ Classes based on age and skill level â&#x20AC;˘ Cost is $30 per session â&#x20AC;˘ Registration begins May 1st Golden Isles Swim Team (GIST) 912-289-9184 www.goldenislesswimteam.org Brunswick Aquatic Center at Howard Coffin Park â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn To Swimâ&#x20AC;? program â&#x20AC;˘ Ages 4 and up â&#x20AC;˘ 45 minute swim lessons 2 times per week for 4 weeks â&#x20AC;˘ Classes either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday â&#x20AC;˘ Summer times (June & July): 6:15, 7:00, and 7:45pm â&#x20AC;˘ Fee is $55 for 8 lessons (4 weeks) â&#x20AC;˘ Register online or at the pool between 4-7pm â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Swim Leagueâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Ages 6 and up â&#x20AC;˘ Must be able to swim lap and float on back independently â&#x20AC;˘ May 26th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 17th, Mondays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursdays, 8:00-9:00am â&#x20AC;˘ End of season meet on July 12 & 13th â&#x20AC;˘ Cost is $200 per swimmer and includes all practices and meet fees â&#x20AC;˘ Register online or at the pool between 4-7pm Golden Isles YMCA of Coastal Georgia Brunswick, GA 912-265-4100 Summer Swim Program â&#x20AC;˘ Ages 6 months and up â&#x20AC;˘ 2 week sessions meeting Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursday (8 lessons) â&#x20AC;˘ Saturday option will be available â&#x20AC;˘ Sessions begin June 2nd â&#x20AC;˘ Classes based on age and skill level â&#x20AC;˘ Cost is $30/YMCA members and $45/non-members per session

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Full Day camps offer summer fun and adventure Boys & Girls Club of SE Georgia Brunswick & St Simons Island www.apositiveplace.net Kids R Kids Brunswick, GA 912-267-0100 www.krkbrunswick.com

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t’s a conundrum all working parents face as the school calendar winds down: What to do with the kids? The week of family vacation is set, as is the week with the grandparents. That’s two weeks accounted for; what to do for the other eight-and-a-half? Day camps are a great way to ensure your children are safe, stimulated and engaged in constructive activities while school is out. In between Vacation Bible

School and a special week of music, sports or theater camp here and there, all-day camps are steady favorites for kids and their parents in the Golden Isles, offering a full daily menu of fun and games and day-trips – not to mention lasting friendships, laughs galore and great memories. Here are some of our best bets for summer day camp fun for the upcoming summer break:

Wesley Academy of Early Learning St Simons Island, GA 912-638-5072 www.wesleyacademyssi.org

Programs starting May 29th Time: 7:30am – 5:30pm Ages 5 – 12 Lunch and snacks provided May 27th – August 1st Time: 6:30am – 6:30pm Ages preschool – 12 Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided June 2nd – July 25th Times: 7:30am – 5:30pm Ages 6 wks – 5th grade Snacks provided

Youth Enrichment & Deliverance Center (Y.E.D.C.) May 27th – August 1st Brunswick, GA Time: 7:00am – 7:00pm 912-267-0043 Ages 5 – 13 Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided Golden Isles Gymnastics Brunswick, GA 912-280-0044 www.goldenislesgym.com

May 22nd – August 6th Times: 7:30am – 5:30pm Ages 5 and up Breakfast and Lunch provided


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Georgia Sea Turtle Center Calling all junior scientists, marine biologists, conservationists and sea turtle enthusiasts! Ages 6-9 years: Â&#x2021;:HHN-XQHQG¨WKÂ&#x2021;:HHN-XQHWK WKÂ&#x2021;:HHN-XO\WKWKÂ&#x2021;:HHN-XO\VWWK Ages 10-12 years: Â&#x2021;:HHN-XQHWKWKÂ&#x2021;:HHN-XQH UGWKÂ&#x2021;:HHN-XO\WKWK For more info: gstc.jekyllisland.com

Jekyll Island Golf Club Jekyll Island Golf Club invites juniors ages 6-14 to learn more about the game of golf. PGA Professional instruction on all aspects of the game includes putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, on-course instruction and etiquette. Â&#x2021;-XQHÂ&#x2021;-XQH-XO\Â&#x2021;-XO\ For more info: golf.jekyllisland.com

Jekyll Island Tennis Center Tournament Tough Camp I: June 9-13: This session will help players sharpen skills in preparation for the Jekyll Island Clay Court tournament to be held immediately following the camp. Futures of the Game Camp: July 7-11 This session is designed for beginners and intermediate players, and is more relaxed than the Tournament Tough Camps. Tournament Tough Camp II: July 21-25 This camp is identical to the Session 1 camp. For more info: jekyllisland.com/tennis

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