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Area children have opportunities to get active
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Above: Children skate at Cool Sports Friday, April 12. Inset: Students dance at STUDIO ARTS for dancers Friday, April 12.
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Let’s Move is First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight against childhood obesity, and area children have opportunities to get active through the town of Farragut or local businesses. Town’s Movers & Shakers Club kicks off from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Campbell Station Park. Chelsey Riemann, Town public relations coordinator, said the event would help families learn more about the program. “This is our summer exercise program for kids in grades kindergarten through 12th grade,” she said. “We’ve been doing it for several years, and we just keep expanding on it. And us becoming a Let’s Move partner was something that kind of spurred us to grow this program even more. This is the first year that we’ve had a kickoff event for this program.” The Town also is expanding the program through having two field days, she said. The field days will take place at Anchor Park, from 9 to 11 a.m., on Monday, June 24 and Monday, July 15 and cost $5 per child. The program runs from Monday, May 13 through Friday, Aug. 2. The deadline to register is Friday, June 14. Those who do 60 hours of activity in the program get to go to a free ice skating party at Cool Sports Monday, Aug. 12. Nadia Kogeler, Cool Sports general manager, said the Let’s Move campaign is very important. “I grew up figure skating since I was very little,” she said. “... All of our management staff, they’ve either been involved in ice hockey, figure skating, soccer or football growing up. So at a very young age and they continue, even now, to play in our leagues or participate in our shows or things like that.” She said the business has an indoor ice rink and indoor turf fields. “We offer ice skating lessons and figure skating, so advanced figure skating, as well as ice hockey, and we have ice hockey for youth and adult leagues,” she said. “We do youth soccer and adult soccer and adult flag football. Other things that we offer are birthday party packages, so we have packages in ice hockey, soccer, flag football and bounce houses. We also have open skate for the public to come and just skate with family and friends, which is a great thing to do throughout the summer to stay cool.” The Little Gym’s program covers physical, educational and social aspects, See LET’S MOVE on Page 6 SUMMER LIVING 2013 • 3
Staycation Summer fun close to home Summer revelers often take to the skies, rails and waves to embark on a vacation adventure. With the kids out of school and relaxed hours at the workplace, individuals and families generally find that summer is the ideal time to plan a getaway. For those who find they don't have the funds this year, or simply prefer to stay closer to home, there are likely many different local events to enjoy instead. Many people will be making this summer the year of the staycation. With the average price of gasoline hovering around the $4 mark, according to the AAA Auto Group, you may be among the individuals planning to keep vacation and weekend activities limited to a certain radius around your house. What many people seldom realize is that the warm-weather season is a prime time for local offerings from different organizations in the community – many of which are low-cost and nearby. Chances are your neighborhood is hosting one or more of these different types of community events. • Fireworks display: Whether for Independence Day or just to mark the start of a summer weekend, towns often host vibrant fireworks displays. Coastal towns may have them at the beach or boardwalk area, while inland areas may
have a specific field or town center location where they can be observed. • Carnival: You need not travel to the theme park several miles away to enjoy a bit of chills and thrills. There may be one or several carnivals taking place nearby this year. Many churches host a carnival to raise funds. There also may be county fairs that feature their share of thrill rides and carnival test-of-skill games. Of course, the carnival food that goes with the event also is something to look forward to. • Park activities: From hiking excursions to garden tours, the private or government-subsidized parks may issue an events schedule with many different activities. Some have theater under the stars or camp-out movie nights. Others may have wine- and cheese-tasting soirees. These parks may have exhibition centers that can be visited any time of the year. • Summer camps: Many childcare centers and other organizations offer summer camp programs. Research this option early on so you can ensure a place for your child should you choose to sign up. • Concerts: The summer season is certainly one for concerts. If you don't happen to live right near a sports arena or another music venue, you may be able to enjoy local bands at clubs and restau-
rants. Some towns also have a performance stage where they invite performers to play week after week. Who knows, your favorite musician may show up for an acoustic or intimate performance night. • Tours and parades: Although parades often coincide with major holidays, some towns host carnival-type parades for the community. Children may
be able to ride on a fire truck or explore the workings of a police cruiser. There are plenty of enjoyable activities that could be taking place right in your own backyard this summer. Consult the newspaper, online bulletins or a community newsletter to keep abreast of the different events that may be coming your way.
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• Swing Music • Concert Bands • Drum Circle • Flute Choirs • Dixieland • Klezmer • Native American Flute • Food • Dancing
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Ice skating classes start the week of May 28th
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Call today to register! Open skate times, Drop in Soccer times, and Stick & puck times available ALL SUMMER long! Don’t forget about our great Birthday parties at Cool Sports!
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Let’s Move From page 3
said Rachel Shopovick, director of the location at 215 Brooklawn St. “Basically [The Little Gym] was started because they wanted a nice, non-competitive nurturing environment for kids to exercise and gain confidence,” she said. “We start classes from 4 months old all the way up to 12 years old. We have a large array of programs. We have karate. We have sports skills classes, which is just the fundamentals of different sports, along with gymnastics. We also have dance classes: We teach ballet, tap, creative movement, hip hop.” Kristi Boles, owner of Academy of Dance Arts, said, “I think it’s great for the kids to have an opportunity to exercise, doing something that they love.” Academy of Dance Arts offers a wide variety of programs. “We have classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, musical theatre and Zumba for ages three and up, through adult,” she said. Lisa McKee, artistic director of STUDIO ARTS for dancers, said the business ties in with the Let’s Move initiative
through the sheer amount of time dancers are active. According to the initiative’s website, for children aged 6 to 17 years old, “You need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks.” “While about 25 percent of our dancers take one class a week, fulfilling part of their quota, many of our dancers, age 8 to 10, take up to four hours a week, and our upper-level dancers, age 12 to 18, are keeping a vigorous schedule of nine hours per week,” McKee said. STUDIO ARTS for dancers offers plenty of choices for those interested. “STUDIO ARTS for dancers offers instruction in classical ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, jazz and tap dance in a wide range of levels from beginning pre-schoolers through pre-professional,” she said. “Within the curriculum, dancers learn dance history, terminology and choreographic principles appropriate for each level and age group. Upper levels also are exposed to classes and discussions on injury prevention, core training and dancer anatomy and nutrition.”
Students dance at STUDIO ARTS for dancers Friday, April 12.
KCS Summer Quest Come and be a knight to find the missing prince at Knoxville Christian School's summer program in Farragut!
May 20 – August 9, 7am - 6pm daily Preschool through 5th grade
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SUMMER CAMP LIS ING ✷Academy of Dance
AYSO 279 British Challenger Soccer Camp
Dance Camp Session I: 5 1/2 - 7 year olds, June 17-21, 9am12pm; Session II: 8 - 11 year olds, June 24-29, 9am-12pm. 865-988-3262 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 12
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✷Allied Music Instructors
Horse Riding Camps 865.376.9312, bluepointstables.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 13
✷Blue Point Stables Summer Camps
Piano, ages 5-12; Summer of Rock, ages 13+; Instrument Zoo, ages 3-4; Instrument Farm, ages 5-6; Instrument Aquarium, ages 7-8; Instruments in Space, ages 9-10 West Knoxville 539-8200, Farragut 675-4443, alliedmusicinstructors.com, email@example.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 10
✷Camp Big Fish
American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge
AMSE's Science Explorer Camp June 10-14, June 17-21; 8am-3:30 pm, Rising fifth (10 years old), sixth and seventh graders (865) 576-3200 or www.amse.org
Christian Summer Day Camp West Hills Presyterian Church 10 weeks, Field Trips, Fun Days, Educational Days 423-504-1622, www.campbigfish.org, firstname.lastname@example.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2 For children entering grades one through six. This exciting, weeklong adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and
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math (STEM). Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun. In the CREATE program children will be challenged to survive harsh living conditions on an alien planet, “green up” the infrastructure of a polluted city, discover new games featuring non-traditional approaches and in the GEOQUEST program children become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasurefilled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the Earth investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world, and in both programs children will build a device to launch international ducks back home. Knox County educators will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. A.L. Lotts Elementary School June 10-14 Farragut Intermediate School June 10-14
Hardin Valley Elementary School June 3-7 Cedar Bluff Elementary School May 28-31* Rocky Hill Elementary** June 10-14 Blue Grass Elementary June 10-14 Maryville Christian School June 17-21 *4 day program 8:00AM to 4:00PM **Rocky Hills program is for rising 3-5 graders. www.campinvention.org or 800.968.4332 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 20
Camp K’Tonton Fairytale Summer Camp May 28th through August 2nd, ages 14 months to 5 years Contact Melissa Schweitzer at 865-963-8001
Camp Quest of the Smoky Mountains
July 28-August 3 865-896-9270, email@example.com, www.smokymountains.campquest.org
See CAMP LIST on Page 10
July 14 â€˘ 12:00 Noon Company members will compete in a minimum of 4 competitions per year and will attend at least four quality dance conventions per year. No additional company fee! Mini Company A&B: ages 6-10, Junior Company: ages 10-12 Teen Company: ages 13 and up, Senior Advanced Company: 14 and up SUMMER LIVING 2013 â€˘ 9
✷Christian Academy of Knoxville
CAMP LIST From page 8
CAK is offering a variety of academic, athletic and arts camps.
✷Camp Wesley Woods
Summer Camp 2013 Featured camps include Discovery, Basecamp Encounter, Basecamp Explorer, Basecamp Challenge and Outpost I www.campwesleywoods.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 8
Baseball, June 3-6; Cheer, June 3-6; Soccer, June 10-13; Football, June 17 - 20; Softball, June 17-20; Basketball, June 24-26; MS Volleyball, July 8-9, July 10-12; All- Sports Camp, July 29 August 2; Tennis, July 15-18, July 22-24; Volleyball - HS Summer Slam! (Team Camp), July 22 - 26
FC Alliance and Knoxville Force
June 17-21, 9am-12pm, US Cellular Complex, ages U8-14, $145
Create in Me Art Camp, June 17-20; Chem Camp, June 3-7; Filmmaking, June 24-27; Photography, June 25-26; iPhoneography, June 27 865-690-4721 ext. 142, cakwarriors.com/camps SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 5
Carson-Newman Summer Music Camp
June 17-22, 2013 Contact Pat Bivens, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (865) 471-3496
Clarence Brown Summer Acting Workshop for High School Students
Central Baptist Church Bearden Summer Care
Session I, June 17-28, Session II, July 22-August 2 Contact Terry Silver-Alford at 865-974-8504 or email@example.com
May 23rd thru August 12th Contact Carole Johnson at 584-4185 or firstname.lastname@example.org
✷Children’s Museum of
Ice skating classes start the week of May 28 Hockey & Soccer classes start the week of June 3 (865) 218-4500, www.coolsportstn.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 5
Imagination Station Summer Camps June 10 thru August 2, different theme each week childrensmuseumofoakridge.org, 482-1074 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 22
✷Concord Park Par 3 Golf
KidShine Performing Arts Day Camps July 29-August 2, performance at 7 pm on August 2, For rising 3rd - 6th graders 865.671.1885, www.kidshineonline.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 7
Wizzard Skillz Camp
2 & 3 Day, Ages 6-17 concordparkgolf.org, 865.966.9103 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 7
June 1-August 1 865.966.0663, email@example.com
Strikers Sharp Shooter Camp June 24-28, 9am-12pm, US Cellular Complex, ages U8-14, $145
Hardin Valley Ranch
June 24-28, 5:30pm- 8pm, Ken Snodderly Fields, ages U6-18, $95
Clinton Camp June 10-14, 5:30pm- 8pm, Public Safety Lane Fields, ages U6-18, $95
North Knox Camp
Ages 3-4 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-10
$85 Learn about different instruments and discover which instrument is right for your child. Private Lessons - $25/Week
Summer of Rock Mini Camps • Ages 13+ $150
Guitar • Piano • Voice • Drums • Bass • Violin • & More Knoxville’s First Independent Music School • Established 2003 • Start When You Want No Long Term Contracts • Awesome Free Group Make-up Lessons Convenient 2 Locations • Open 6 Days a Week For more information call: AMI AMI West Knoxville • 865-539-8200 Farragut • 865-675-4443 Visit ALLIEDMUSICINSTRUCTORS.COM • firstname.lastname@example.org 10 • SUMMER LIVING 2013
Junior Summer Golf Camps
Campbell County Camp
Mini Camps Piano
✷Golf Academy One
June 10-14, 5:30am- 8pm, Madisonville Middle School, ages U6-18, $95
July 15-19, 9am-12pm, US Cellular Complex, ages U8-14, $145
Allied Music Instructors
Mini Camps • Ages 5-12 $85
Award Winning Coaching Jr TPI Summer Camps starting in June. Individual and group Coaching with emphasis on Speed, Agility, Power, Golf Skills Suzanne Strudwick, LPGA Tour & TPI 3 Golf Certified Trainer email@example.com, www.golfacademyone.com, 865.777.GOLF SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 13
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Instrument Zoo Instrument Farm Instrument Aquarium Instruments in Space
May 28-August 9, 7:30am-6pm, K-8th grade Field trips, swimming, theme days, skating, inflatables, climbing wall, crafts, cooking, chapel & more. 671-5559, fbconcord.org/kidzquest SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11
Golden Goal Camp
June 7-9, 10am- 12pm or 5pm- 7pm, US Cellular Soccer Complex, ages U6-18, $95 Contact Lauren Rosch, FC Alliance Club Administrator, (865) 643-4625, firstname.lastname@example.org
KidzQuest Summer Day Camp
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✷First Baptist Concord
June 10-14, 9am-12pm, US Cellular Complex, ages U8-14, $145
June 17-21, 5:30pm- 8pm, Dry Gap Boys and Girls Club, ages U6-18, $95
Summer Golf Camps
✷Christ Covenant Presbyterian
Art, Minecraft, Drama, Programming, Music and More! Camp sessions will run morning and afternoon from June 10 through 28. www.eskamp.org/ SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 14
Horse Camp Monday - Friday 8-4, Weekly through the Summer Contact Lisa Kruger at 865-789-2290, www.Hardinvalleyranch.com
✷Knox Dance Worx Sensational Summer! Unique class schedule to accommodate dancers of all ages and levels. Summer registration and fall pre-registration May 12 from noon to 6p.m. 865-694-2002, KnoxDanceWorx.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9
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Every Saturday at 1:00 pm No Reservations Required! This includes the boat ride on America’s Largest Underground Lake Registered National Landmark Open Every Day for Cavern Tours and Boat Rides!
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CAMP LIST From page 10
Knoxville Catholic High School 25th Annual Boys Basketball Camp May 29—May 31, 9:00 to 11:30 am (ages 8 to 10) 12:30 to 3:00 pm (ages 11 through rising 9th grade)
Band Camp: Percussion & Woodwinds June 3—June 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon Rising 6th through 9th grades (Beginner to Intermediate)
Baseball Camp June 3—June 6, 9:00 to 11:30 am (Arrive on June 3, 8:30 am) Rising 3rd through 9th grades
Frosting & Fun: Craft & Cupcake Creations June 3—June 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Rising 3rd through 5th grades
Robotics Camp: Lego® Mindstorm June 10—June 14, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Rising 6th through 9th grades
Volleyball Camp: Fundamentals June 13 & 14, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Football Camp: Featuring Harrison Smith July 11-July 13, 8:00-11:30 am Rising 1st through 8th grades (boys and girls)
Volleyball Camp: Hitters; Setters Hitters: July 27, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Setters: July 26-28 (times posted on website) Contact Diannah Miller at email@example.com Register at www.knoxvillecatholic.com/newsevents/summer-camps/
✷Knoxville Christian School KCS Summer Quest May 20 – August 9, 7am - 6pm daily Preschool through 5th grade • Music • Literacy • Centers • Crafts • Daily Devotionals • Themed Activities • Field Trips Contact Director Brittany Peppers at firstname.lastname@example.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6
Knoxville Museum of Art Summer Art Academy 2013 Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 2 Download a brochure at www.knoxart.org Contact 865-525-6101, ext 241 or email@example.com
Knoxville Zoo ZOOCAMP 2013 First week of camp is June 3–7. Last week is July 29–August 2. ZooCamp is a week long day camp with different rising grades each week. Times range from 9 – noon for younger children to 9 – 3 for 6th-8th graders. www.knoxville-zoo.org
✷The Little Gym Anytime Summertime Kids' Camps Weekly themed programs and flexible scheduling options keep kids engaged and make family vacation planning easy. Unique camps provide three hours of fun and activities in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Contact Karalyne Ley at 865-583-1166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Farragut location: 865.966.4386 or www.tlgfarraguttn.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 7
Contact Kathy Gillenwaters at 865-805-1307 www.orplayhouse.com
Maryville College Baseball Camp
✷Oak Ridge Rowing Association
Two camps, June 3– 6 & 10 - 13, 7:30-Noon, for boys age 6 to 12, Maryville College Baseball Field Contact Coach Paul Henry at 865-981-8296
Youth Summer Camps Nine four-day summer youth learn-to-row day camps. For youth ages 12-18 of East Tennessee. Camp starts week of May 13th. www.orra.org or atomicrowing.com 865-482-6538 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 22
Maryville College Youth Camp
June 17th-19th, 8:30-11:30 am, Ages 6-12 Maryville College Football Stadium Contact Scott Brumett at 865-981-8281, email@example.com
✷Pellissippi State Community College
Maryville Soccer Camps
June 3-7 and June 9-13 Maryville College in Maryville, TN Contact Camp Director Pepe Fernandez, 865256-4070, maryvillesoccercamp.com
Creative Learning for Kids
McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture Archaeology and Fossil Camps July 15-26 Contact Debbie Woodiel at 865-974-2144, mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/education/
Ages 1st through 5th grade • Raiders of the Lost Ark • Kicks and Giggles • Back to the Future • Under the Big Top • Weird Science • Gym Class Heroes • Express Yourself • Come on Down! Gameshow • The X Factor • Take Me Out to the Ball Game • That's All Folks! morningstarchild.com, 865.671.0244 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 13
Oak Ridge Playhouse Summer Academy Grades 6-12 June 17-28; grades 3-5 June 24-28
The Amazing History Adventure Ages 9-13, July 15-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Girls on the Run, Instruction by Girls on the Run Greater Knoxville, Ages 8-12, June 10-14, 9 a.m.noon, July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon Confident Teens in Today’s Changing World Ages 13 & up, June 10-11, 12-1:30 p.m., July 17-18, 12-1:30 p.m. Manners Come From the Heart Ages 7-12, June 25-26, 10:30-noon, July 15-16, 10:30-noon Young Artist Ages 8-15, June 24-28, 9-noon, June 24-28, 1-4 p.m. Jewelry and Wearable Art Ages 10 & up, June 17-21, 9-noon, June 17-21, 1-4 p.m. Claymation Ages 8-15, July 15-19, 1-4 p.m. App-tastic Ages 8-15, July 15-18, 9-noon Microsoft Office Sampler Ages 8-15, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m. Keyboarding and Basic Computer Skills
See CAMP LIST on Page 14
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Session I 5 1/2 – 7 year olds June 17th – June 21st 9 am - 12 pm
Session II 8 – 11 year olds June 24th – June 29th 9 am - 12 pm Dancers will have a performance at the end of each camp.
Daily Classes in: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theatre CALL TO REGISTER TODAY!
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• English Riding Lessons Beginner through Advanced
• Western Riding Lessons Beginner through Advanced
• Stall Boarding • Pasture Boarding
GOLF CAMPS Individual and group Coaching with emphasis on … • Speed • Agility • Power • Golf Skills
• Boarding Layovers • Horse Training • Horse Leasing / Sales • Horse Camps • Horse Shows • Birthday & Event Parties • Trail Lessons
SUZANNE STRUDWICK LPGA TOUR & TPI 3 GOLF CERTIFIED TRAINER
GOLF ACADEMY ONE Award Winning Coaching Jr TPI Summer Camps start in June. Year-Round TPI Jr classes always available.
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CAMP LIST From page 12 Ages 6-10, July 22-25, 9-noon CreACTivity (Theatre) Ages 8-10, July 8-12, 1-4 p.m. ImaginACTion (Theatre) Ages 11-13, July 15-19, 1-4:30 p.m. Adventure into the Digital Science Classroom Grades 5-8, June 3-7, 12-2 p.m. The CSI Experience Grades 5-8, June 3-7, 9-11 a.m. Self Defense for Kids Ages 7-12, June 17-21, 2-3:30 p.m. Self Defense for Teen Girls Ages 13 & up, July 8-12, 2-4 p.m. Cambridge ACT Test Prep Class Ages 13 & up, Class starts July 20 865-539-7167, www.pstcc.edu/bcs SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17
✷Premier Athletics Cheer and Dance teams Theme is Celebrate! Placement dates: Cheer, April 29-May 11; Dance, May 13-18 865-671-6333 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23
✷Studio Arts for Dancers
June 10-14 – Guest Artist Intensive, for experienced dancers ages 12 to adult June 10-14 – Mini-Intensive for experienced young dancers ages 10 to 13. June 17-21 – Sleeping Beauty Dance Camp for ages 6 to 12 new and experienced dancers. June 24-28 – Musical Theatre Camp, for ages 8 to 15, both new and experienced dancers. July 1-3 – West African Dance, ages 8 to adult July 8-26 – a range of three-week dance workshops for students age 4 through advanced. www.studioartsfordancers.net, 539-2475 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 20
Summer Camps 2013 For Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children
Junior Camp: July 7-12, Senior Camp: July 14-19, Camp Courage: July 14-19 Contact Dr. Steve Farmer, Camp Director, at email@example.com or (865) 978-6022
Summer Youth Get-A-Way at Maryville College
June 16-21 Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org 981-8217
✷ Pump It Up
✷Tate’s Day Camp
TATE'S DAY CAMP
"The Inflatable Party Zone"
2-12 year olds. A parent must stay. Select weekdays. Check our website calendar. www.pumpitupparty.com, 865-558-3535 6612 Deane Hill Dr. Knoxville 37919 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 22
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✷Tee Mar Stables
Air Guitars & Rock Stars, 7/8-12 Superheroes, 7/15-19 Child vs.Wild, 7/22-26 Wild Water, 7/29-8/2
TATE'S SPECIALITY CAMPS Multi-Media Mania, 6/3-7, entering grades 2nd-3rd Multi-Media Mania, 6/10-14, entering grades 4th-6th Drama Kids Playhouse, 6/17-21, entering grades 2nd-3rd Drama Kids Playhouse, 6/24-28, entering grades 4th5th DKI Acting Academy, 7/8-12, entering grades 6th-8th Drama Kids-KinderKids, 7/15-19, entering grades K-1st Tate's iCamp, 7/22-26, entering grades 4th-6th (865) 690-9208, email@example.com, www.tatescamp.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21
June 3 - 6, June 17 - 20 865-705-6265 or 865-679-6265 www.Teemarstables.com, www.ucanride.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 18
✷Thunder Baseball 2013 Summer Baseball Camps Session 1: May 28-31, Session 2: June 3-6, Session 3: June 17-20, Session 4: June 24-27, Session 5: July 8-11; 9:30 am to noon www.thunderbaseballschool.com, 670-3900 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 18
See CAMP LIST on Page 16
ACT SAT PSAT Individual tutoring and group classes at reasonable prices.
May 28-August 2 (weekly sign ups and specialty camps) Tate's Tropical Beach Bash, 5/28-31 CSI: Camp Scene Investigation, 6/3-7 Star Wars-Return to Taytooine V, 6/10-14 Welcome to the Jungle, 6/17-21 Halloween Carnival Week, 6/24-28 Shipwreck Lagoon, 7/1-5 (closed on the 4th)
Call Dr. Michael K. Smith at 865-694-4108 In Knoxville since 1983. Convenient location at 308 South Peters Rd.
Relief from the pain of sunburn Summer draws people outdoors to enjoy fun in the sun. But not every aspect of summertime weather can be pleasant, especially when sunburn rears its blistery head. Sunburn can occur after roughly 15 to 30 minutes of exposure to the sun. The burn itself may not show up for hours later, which is why people often think they've avoided a burn. The results of sunburn are often pain, redness and potential blistering, depending on the level of damage. Although there is no specific treatment for sunburn, there are some remedies that can help the pain and help to speed up recovery. • Drink plenty of water. Damaged skin may not be able to properly inhibit the loss of moisture from the body, resulting in dehydration. Drinking water can replenish fluids needed for comfort and health. • Over-the-counter pain medications may alleviate the stubborn pain. If the pain is very severe, consult a physician, who might feel prescrip-
tion-strength pain relievers are necessary. There also are topical pain-relief sprays that temporarily dull the pain and cool the skin. • Cool, wet compresses as well as lotions that soothe can also be helpful and reduce swelling. Look for ones with natural ingredients, such as aloe vera. • Oral antihistamines can help when the skin eventually starts to peel and becomes itchy. • If blisters are present, leave them be until they break on their own. Prematurely breaking sunburn blisters can increase the risk of infection. An antibiotic cream may be applied after the blisters break to speed up healing and prevent infection. • If the sunburn is severe or accompanied by a fever, consult a physician. The best way to treat sunburn is not to get it in the first place. This means being diligent about applying sunblock before going outdoors.
10614 Flickenger Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922
SUMMER CAMPS • Raiders of the Lost Ark • Kicks and Giggles • Back to the Future • Under the Big Top • Weird Science • Gym Class Heroes • Express Yourself • Come on Down! Gameshow • The X Factor • Take Me Out to the Ball Game • That's All Folks! WEEKLY Community Visitors
★ ★ ★ WE ARE A THREE STAR CENTER
TUESDAYS, & THURSDAYS Field Trips
FRIDAYS Family Days
Pool On-Site! Programs for children ages 1st through 5th grades NAEYC Accredited
Check our website at morningstarchild.com or call 671-0244 for more information
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CAMP LIST From page 14
✷ Tremont Summer in the Smokies Encourage stewardship, create awareness of the outside world and nurture lifelong appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. June-July, ages 9-17 Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 865-448-6709 or www.gsmit.org/SummerYouth.html SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 12
✷The University of Tennessee 4-H Camps Electric Camp, June 25-28, Grades 6-7 Smart Camp, July 1-4, Grades: 5-12 4-H also offers Junior 4-H Camps for grades 4-6 and 4-H Adventure Camps, for grades 6-8. Contact your county Extension Office or visit https://tiny.utk.edu/5yvJo
Architecture and Design Design Matters Camp, June 16-21, High school Contact Amy Burns, firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program June 13-22, Grade: Rising high school seniors Contact Tyvi Small, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, email@example.com
Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship Camp July14-19, Grades: 10-12 Visit http://www.etcamp.com or contact Tom Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adventures in STEM Camp June 3-7, 9 a.m.-4p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Friday), Grades: 7-8 Contact: Adam Hardebeck, 865-974-9707 or
email@example.com For more information or to register, visit http://tiny.utk.edu/tRrxD
Engineering Camps Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (EVOL9), June 23-28, Grade: 9 Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (EVOL10), July 7-12, Grade: 10 High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES), Session 1: July 15-20, Session 2: July 2227, Grades: 11-12 http://www.engr.utk.edu/edp/pre_college.html
Early Learning Center Camps June 3-7: Kids on the Town, June 10-14: The Amazing Race, June 17-21: Animal Kingdom, June 24-28: Pirate Week, July 1-3, 5: Our Independence, July 8-12: Living in a Book, July 15-19: Games People Play, July 22-26: Mystery Camp, July 29August 2: Art Week, August 5-7: Me, Myself, and the World Around Us, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Grades: 1-4, 1206 White Ave., kindergarten classroom Contact: 865-974-0843 or firstname.lastname@example.org http://elc.utk.edu/Programs/Summer%20Camp/ summer_camp.html
Ready, Set, Discover! A camp offered in partnership with Destination Imagination for kids ages 4-6 centered around developing S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) and literacy standards for young learners. Campers will work on counting skills, vocabulary, teamwork, and problem solving. The camp requires attendance and involvement of the child's parent/guardian in a portion of each day's activity. Two sessions: July 15-19 at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville and July 22-26 at the Glazer Building in Oak Ridge, 9 -11 am daily http://noncredit.utk.edu/kidsu/ SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11
✷The University of Tennessee
Kids U camps
Our award-winning Kids U summer program is an exclusive opportunity for area students in grades K12 to come to UT and work with university faculty, staff and graduate students in fields from art to chemistry, cooking to anthropology and the everpopular veterinary medicine. Our high school level classes offer a focus on potential careers. Camps are offered for one or two weeks in the morning or afternoon. Class sizes are limited and fill up quickly, so register EARLY. Got Talent? Beginning Acting and Theatre Games June 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 4-5 UT Photography Camp June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 4-7 June 10-14, 2-5 p.m., Grades: 8-12 Innocent or Guilty...How Do You Plead? June 24-28, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Grades: 6-9 A Look Back: Colonial History June 10-14, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 5-10 Exploration in Psychology July 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Grades 9-12 Vertebrate Zoology July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 4-7 So You Want to Be a Lawyer? June 24-28, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 10-12 So You Want to Be an Engineer? June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 8-12 Tennessee Performing Arts Camp June 17-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 7-12 Fun With Fiction July 15-19, 2-5 p.m., Grades: 7-9 World Music and Drumming June 10-14, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 4-6 Great Greeks and Ruling Romans June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 9-12 Photojournalism for Kids June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 9-12 Don't Bully Me!
June 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 3-6 June 3-7, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 7-9 Virtual Biology: Using Computers to Discover New Medicines June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 9-12 Introduction to Programming With Scratch June 10-14, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 5-8 Programming and Animation Using Python July 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 8-12 Creative Papercraft Inventions I June 17-21, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 7-10 Creative Papercraft Inventions II July 15-19, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 8-12 Western Classical Music Session 1: June 17-21, Session 2: June 24-28, 9 a.m.noon, Grades: 4-7 Music Theory and Ear Training June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 5-8 June 17-21, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grades: 9-12 Connecting Through American Sign Language June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 7-10 Deaf Language and Culture II June 24-28, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 7-10 *Prerequisite: Connecting Through American Sign Language Practices of the Most Successful Young People July 15-19, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 8-12 Exploring Microbiology Through Food June 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 6-8 Collapse: The Fall of Complex Civilizations Session 1: June 3-7, Session 2: July 22-26, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 9-12 College Prep July 22-26, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 10-college freshman Fun With Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry June 10-14, 1:30-5 p.m., Grades: 6-8 Learning to Be a Chef: Introduction to Culinary Arts June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 7-12
See CAMP LIST on Page 17
BUY LOCAL BUY FRESH For the best of what East Tennessee Farmers have to offer FRESH IN SEASON PRODUCE
Two Great Markets! EVERY TUESDAY
3-6 pm Rain or Shine May 7th thru Oct. 29th
9 am – 12 pm Rain or Shine April 27th thru Nov. 2nd
Pinnacle @ Turkey Creek Parkside Drive
Renaissance Farragut Shopping Center
Close to Bonefish/Panara
Just east of Watt Rd. @ 12740 Kingston Pike
Arts & Crafts • Baked Goods Cheese • Eggs & Much, Much More. www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com 16 • SUMMER LIVING 2013
CAMP LIST From page 16 Draw, Paint, Sculpt! June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 4-7; June 24-28, 2-5 p.m., Grades: 8-12 Cool Crafts Session 1: June 3-7, Session 2: June 24-28, Session 3: July 8-12, Session 4: July 22-26, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 4-9 Universe Exploration June 19-21, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 4-6 Snakes Alive! Hands-on Herpetology June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 4-7 Introduction to Photoshop June 24-28, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grades: 8-12 Crazy Confections! Birthday/Specialty/Wedding Cakes June 24-28, 8 a.m.-noon, Grades: 7-12 Rockets! June 12-14, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 4-7 Tennessee History June 24-28, 1-4 p.m., Grades 6-10 Veterinary Medicine: Behind the Scenes July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 9-12 Plants! Adventures in Botany June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 7-9 Bugs! June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 4-7 Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology Session 1: June 3-7, 1-4 p.m.; Session 2: June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 9-12 The Unseen World: Microbes and the Environment June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades: 9-12 Learning to Lead: Leadership 101 July 15-19, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 7-12 Creating Upcycled Jewelry and Accessories Session 1: June 17-21, Session 2: July 15-19, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 4-9 Playing With Poetry
June 17-21, 1-4 p.m., Grades: 7-9 Observing Animals! An Introduction to Ethology July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 7-9 Camp Creativity (Knoxville) July 15-19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Grades: 4-7 Camp Creativity (Nashville) June 24-28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Grades: 4-7 www.utkidsu.com, 865-974-0150 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11
The University of Tennessee Athletics Men's Basketball Fundamental Skills Camp, Session 1: June 3–6, Session 2: June 17–20; Intense Skill Camp, Session 1: June 22, Session 2: August 24, Grades: 9-12; Overnight Camp, June 16-20, Grades 5-12; Father/Son Camp, June 9; Team Camps, June 7-9 tennesseesportcamps.com/mensbasketball/ teamcamps.php
Football Coaching Clinic, April 12-13; OL/DL Camp, June 1, 9-12; Specialist Camp, June 7, Grades: 9-12; Youth Day Camp, June 3-4, Grades: K-8; High School Camp, June 10-12, Grades: 9-12; Junior/ Senior 1-Day Camps, June 14 or 15, July 19 or 20, Grades 11-12
Baseball Youth Camp, Session 1: June 10-13, Session 2: June 17-20, Ages: 5-12; Junior High Camp, July 8-11, Grades: 6-8; High School Skills Camp, July 15–18, Grades: 9-12
Women's Basketball Overnight Camp, June 9-12, 10 and older; Day Camp, June 12-15, Ages: 6-12; Next Level Skills Camp, June 15-16, Ages: 14 and older
Women's Soccer High School Residential Team Camp, July 21-24, Grades: 9-12 Contact Dean Ward at email@example.com
Women's Softball Pitching and Catching Camps, Session I: June 1112, Session II: July 8-9, Ages: 8-18; Advanced Hitting and Defense Camp, June 18-20, Ages: 7-12 Slap and Speed Camp, June 20 - 21, Ages: 8-18 Junior Lady Vols Camp, June 24-25, Ages: 8-12
Women's Volleyball Setting Camp, July 11, Grades: 5-12; Hitter Camp, July 11, Grades: 5-12; Serving Camp, July 12, Grades: 5-12; Overnight Individual, July 12-15, Grades: 5-12; Libero Camp, July 15, Grades: 5-12 Team Camp, Session 1: July 17-20, Session 2: July 22-24, Grades: 5-12
Co-ed Swimming Clinics Session 1: June 2-6, Session 2: June 9-13, Session 3: June 16-20 tennesseesportcamps.com/swimming/camps.php
Co-ed Diving Clinics Session 1: June 9-14, Session 2: June 16-21, Session 3: June 23-28 tennesseesportcamps.com/diving/.
Co-ed Soccer Day Camp, June 3-7, Ages: 5-12; Overnight Camp, June 26-29 June 2013, Ages: 9-18; Goalkeeper Academy, June 26-29, Grades: 7 and up tennesseesportcamps.com/womenssoccer/ Information regarding all types of camps can be found on the Athletic Department website http://www.utsports.com/camps/
Westwind Equine Training Center ALL ABOUT HORSES SUMMER DAY CAMP English/hunt seat riding, beginners to intermediate riders,ages 6-16. June 17-21, Mon. through Fri., 9am to 4pm July 8-12, Mon. through Fri., 9am to 4pm 1217 Disco Loop Road, Friendsville, TN 37737 Contact Wendy at 865.310.5778, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.westwindetc.com
The WordPlayers The WordPlayers' CreACTivity Acting Instruction Program July 8-12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Ages 8-10 The WordPlayers' ImaginACTion Acting Instruction Program July 15-19, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Ages 11-13 www.wordplayers.org, 865-539-2490
✷YMCA Child Care Services Operation Imagination... Imagination Makes Everything Possible May 28-August 8, 2013, 7 a.m to 6 p.m. daily Children who have completed kindergarten through those completing 5th grade (6th grade North Side and West Side or 12 years of age) The Y is a fun filled summer day camp that offers many exciting activities. These will include at least one swim day per week and one imagination building fieldtrip (2 swim days per week at branch locations). This year’s theme is “Operation Imagination.” Our curriculum, activities, and fieldtrips revolve around weekly themes such as “To Infinity and Beyond,” “Tomb Raiders,” “Buggin’ Out,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Rollin’ out the Red Carpet,” “Journey to Atlantis,” “Pirates & Mermaids,” and more. Bob Temple North Side YMCA, 7609 Maynardville Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37938, 865922-1121 West Side YMCA, 400 N. Winston Road, Knoxville, TN 37909, 865-690-9622 Hardin Valley Elementary, 11445 Hardin Valley, Knoxville, TN 37932, 865-670-4008 TBA Downtown/East Knoxville Location, 865-546-0600 www.ymcaknoxville.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 24
CREATIVE LEARNING FOR KIDS Confident Teens in Today’s Changing World Ages 13 & up/$65
A TRB Institution An AA/EEO College
The Amazing History Adventure Ages 9-13/$169
Location: Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike July 15-19/9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10915 HARDIN VALLEY RD KNOXVILLE, TN 37932
Manners Come From the Heart Ages 7-12/$65 June 25-26/10:30-noon July 15-16/10:30-noon
WWW.PSTCC.EDU/BCS All camps will be at Pellissippi State, Hardin Valley campus with the exception of The Amazing History Adventure at Historic Ramsey House.
June 10-11/12-1:30 p.m. July 17-18/12-1:30 p.m.
Young Artist Ages 8-15/$119 June 24-28/9-noon June 24-28/1-4 p.m. Instruction by Girls on the Run Greater Knoxville Ages 8-12/$75 June 10-14/9-noon July 8-12/9-noon
Jewelry & Wearable Art Ages 10 & up/$119 June 17-21/9-noon June 17-21/1-4 p.m.
Claymation Ages 8-15/$119 July 15-19/1-4 p.m.
App-tastic Ages 8-15/$115 July 15-18/9-noon
Microsoft Office Sampler Ages 8-15 /$115 July 22-25/1-4 p.m.
Keyboarding & Basic Computer Skills Ages 6-10 /$115
June & July
Adventure into the Digital Science Classroom Grades 5-8 /$105 June 3-7/12-2 p.m.
The CSI Experience Grades 5-8/$105 June 3-7/9-11 a.m.
Self Defense for Kids Ages 7-12/$85 June 17-21/2-3:30 p.m.
Self Defense for Teen Girls Ages 13 & up/$95
July 8-12/2-4 p.m.
CreACTivity (Theatre) Ages 8-10/$115
Cambridge ACT Test Prep Class Ages 13 & up/$425
July 8-12/1-4 p.m.
ImaginACTion (Theatre) Ages 11-13/$125 July 15-19/1-4:30 p.m.
Register two weeks in advance for $100 discount. Class starts July 20. Call for details.
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Pool Party A pool party is an ideal way to host a birthday or other special event without having to do a lot of planning. All that is typically needed is an available pool and party participants ready to have a good time. One main advantage to a pool party is that the pool is the entertainment factor for the guests. There's no need to spend hours thinking up games or other forms of entertainment. Swimming, splashing and jumping into the water will keep many guests occupied for hours. If you prefer more structure, consider relay races, diving games and water volleyball. Party preparation Start with the invitations when preparing the party. Select a colored paper or pattern that is reminiscent of pool water. A vibrant aquamarine would fit the bill. Print out a catchy phrase that describes the upcoming event (i.e., Jimmy's Party is Bound to be a Splash), and be sure to remind guests to bring towels and bathing suits. If you will not have enough chairs for all guests, ask them to bring a beach chair as well. Put together a selection of music that evokes summer fun or tropical locations. There are bound to be compilation playlists available for purchase. An instrumental steel drum album also would be effective. Tie decorations into the theme. Purchase or rent inflatable palm trees and string lantern lights around the
party area, if possible. Keep plenty of beach balls on hand to toss around in or out of the water. Table linens can be purchased in bright hues to match the blue, red and yellow strips of a beach ball. Be sure to have plenty of fun pool toys available, such as floats and water guns. Have a few extra pairs of eye goggles on hand as well as sunblock in case swimmers forgot their own. Pool party food Think about which foods to serve at a pool party. Light finger foods are ideal because they won't sit heavily in guests' stomachs. Think about tea sandwiches, fruit and vegetable skewers, salads and shish kabobs, served along with chips and dips. If the party will be in the backyard, barbecue fare also may be quick and easy, especially if there are a good number of guests. Create a number of tropical-inspired beverages. Anything with the taste of melon, mango and pineapple would fit in with the theme. One of the final factors of pool-party food is the dessert. Look to individually served desserts that can be eaten by hand. Opt for cupcakes with blue frosting and a gummy fish on top. Ice cream cone sundaes are ideal on warm days. Other guests might like bite-sized fruit and custard tarts. Pool party safety When hosting a pool party, emphasize safety. Remember, a person can drown in
just a few inches of water in a matter of minutes. • Designate a life guard. If your party is at a public pool, ensure a lifeguard will be on duty. Designate a lifeguard at a private party as well, even hiring an off-duty lifeguard if no guests can perform the necessary duties. • Make sure fences around the pool are tall enough to prevent accidental falls into the pool and that they are secured with self-latching gates.
• Insist that children who cannot swim use a Coast Guard-approved life vest or another approved flotation device. Inflatable water wings are not effective against drowning. • Don't let anyone chew gum or eat in the pool. It can lead to choking. • Jumping and diving should be prohibited if the water is too shallow. • Make sure guests know to follow the pool rules or they won't be allowed to swim.
Tee Mar Stables in Farragut! SUMMER CAMP DATES June 3-6 & June 17-20 • Join Pepperoni Ponies Fan Club
• Jr. and Sr. Riding Program
You Don't Need To Own A Horse; You Can Fall In Love With Ours!
TEE MAR STABLES offers the ribbon programs in different levels of private classes from toddlers to seniors. 12632 Evans Road, Farragut 865-705-6265 or 865-679-6265 Email: TnCowgirl55@aol.com
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www.TEEMARSTABLES.com www.ucanride.com (member stable section)
Presented by Thunder Baseball School at Farragut Little League Fields
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
May 28-31 June 3-6 June 17-20 June 24-27 July 8-11
Hours: 9:30 am to noon
Register online NOW at our website: www.thunderbaseballschool.com
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Spend less on family travel Many families go on vacation once the school year ends. But with the fluctuating prices of fuel, driving or flying with a family of four or more can be costly. Those fed up with yet another "staycation" may be wondering how they can trim costs but still get away. Taking a vacation is a way for people to rest and recharge. Even if a trip lasts just a few days, the change of scenery and the chance to leave behind the daily grind can provide a much-needed escape. According to Travel-horizons(TM), people traveling with children or grandchildren make up roughly 30 percent of all adult leisure travelers. The average American family takes four to five leisure trips per year, and there are many ways to save money on such excursions without compromising the fun factor. Travel Method Flying to a destination is often more expensive than taking a train or driving. Consider renting a van or even an RV to transport the entire family to your destination if it is within reasonable driving distance. Family members can take turns driving to cut down on the number of stops that need to be made. If you prefer to fly, realize that direct, nonstop flights
tend to be the most costly. Discounts are to be had when you fly in the early morning or late at night and are willing to endure a layover. Booking round-trip tickets tends to be less expensive than one-way tickets, as is flying in and out of the same airport as opposed to using a different airport on the return trip. Booking trips well in advance enables consumers to shop around for affordable flights, but many times deals can be had when shoppers wait until the last minute and take advantage of airline and discount travel sites offering last-minute deals. Seats on half-empty flights may be offered at a discount. You may even be able to contact an airline and negotiate the cost of a flight. Package Deals Travel sites and independent travel agents often give you better prices when you package items together. Therefore, if you stay at a particular hotel, book with a certain airline and add a rental car in the same transaction, the cost may be far less than purchasing these components See TRAVEL on Page 22
1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville info: www.studioartsfordancers.net or 539-2475
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separately. Think Outside the Hotel Hotels are not the only places to stay while on vacation. Many times private house or condo rentals cost considerably less money than per-night stays at hotels. There are Web sites that cater to rentalsby-owner that can be searched and booked. Staying in a private rental often gives you more space to spread out and may
Where families play and learn together! Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
Celebrating 40 years of
even provide access to a full-service kitchen. This can help you to conserve funds by letting you prepare some or all of your meals, rather than eating out. Discount hostels and individuals who open up their homes to travelers can be other avenues of investigation for lessexpensive accommodations. If you prefer a hotel to earn vacation points or rewards, consider staying a town over. Hotels in tourist destinations request top dollar, but staying a few miles out of town can help you save a bundle. Pay in Full/ Pay in Advance
Purchasing amusement park, theater or special event tickets in advance is typically less expensive than paying the "at the door" price. Research all of the places you plan to visit while on your trip and book these adventures in advance. Not only will it save you the hassle of making arrangements while on vacation, but also you can save a few dollars along the way. Some hotels offer similar discounts. If you book a non-refundable stay and pay in full, you may earn a rate that is lower than the standard room price. Be Flexible
Rigid travel dates and plans will not leave wiggle room for negotiation. Highdemand dates tend to cost the most. Flying out a day before or after a peak date can reduce airline rates considerably. Also, try to book vacations in offpeak times. Resorts will be less crowded, and you will save money by taking advantage of off-season prices. Vacationing as a family can be an ideal way to spend time together. When a group is traveling, it is a good idea to look for any and all ways to save money on the trip.
n i g n o a a i t m I Station Summer Camps
June 10 thru August 2 A Different Theme Each Week Camps are online at 461 West Outer Dr. Oak Ridge, TN • 865-482-1074
Sept.–May: 9am–5pm, Tues.–Fri. Jun.- Aug.: 9am - 5pm, Mon. - Fri. Weekends All Year: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm
Sign up online or call 482-1074.
The Oak Ridge Rowing Association offers nine four-day summer youth learn-to-row day camps. For youth ages 12-18 of East Tennessee. Camp starts week of May 13th.
Visit www.orra.org or atomicrowing.com
Or call 865-482-6538 for the dates or to register.
558-3535 6612 Deane Hill Dr. Knoxville www.pumpitupparty.com
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GREAT FOR: • Birthday Parties • Team Parties • Church Groups • Field Trips • Special Events
Monday - Thursday • 8:00 AM till 11:30 AM
Cost $200.00 Participation in the Summer Camps is encouraged but not mandatory for those who wish to join the rowing team next fall or spring. No prior rowing experience is needed, however, all camp participants MUST be able to swim. Space is limited to attend.
Placement dates: Cheer - April 29-May 11 • Dance - May 13-18 Parents Meetings: Cheer – April 30 at 4:30, 6, 7:30 p.m., Dance – April 29 at 4:30, 6, 7:30 p.m.
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