2014 Summer Camps Guide - ARTS



AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. SW; (803) 641-9094; aikencenterforthearts.org; ages 4 to rising grade 12; $130 half-day, morning or afternoon session; $275 full day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Art Intensive: grades 8-12; create visual arts inspired by art, history and culture of Central and South America and Asia; 9 a.m.-noon weeks of July 7, 14

Acting: grades 1-6; explore live theater with Columbus Children’s Theatre’s Professional Touring Company; 1-4 p.m. June 23-27

Dance: grades 1-6; explore dances from Africa, 1-4 p.m. June 16-20; dances from Central and South America, 1-4 p.m. July 7-11

Art: ages 4 to grade 7; make fun creations based on a continent’s art history; June 16-20 (Africa), June 23-27 (Europe), July 7-11 (Central and South America), July 14-18 (Asia), July 21-25 (Australia), Aug. 4-8 (North America)

ART AND SOUL: 4110 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 550-8385; khwaters11@bellsouth.net; ages 5 and older; Art Camp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m. weekly sessions June 2-July 25; $75 week; create acrylic paintings, watercolors and charcoal drawings

ARTSY ME: 4275B Washington Road, Evans; (706) 432-6396; artsymestudio.com; iCreate Camp 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6-July 25; $150 week; work with ceramics, clay, acrylics, junk art, glass, canvas

AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS: 313 Baston Road, Martinez; (706) 863-2905 ext. 136; augustachristian.org; Art Camps, July 28-31; rising grades 3-6, 10 a.m.-noon; rising grades 7-12, 1-3 p.m.; $135 plus $20 registration/supply fee

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; ghia.org; e-mail hwilliams@ghia.org; (706) 722-5495; ages 5-12; weekly sessions June 9-July 25; morning camp 10 a.m.-noon; afternoon camp 12:45-2:45 p.m.; $65 week members, $80 week others; theme: Our World and Beyond, two- and three-dimensional art forms; painting and mixed media, sculpture; supplies provided

KROC CENTER: 1833 Broad St.; (706) 922-1529; (706) 922-8331; salvationarmyaugusta.org/kroc-center/kids-family/camps; members $125 week, others $150 week; multi-child discount; add Camp Kroc for $50

Camp Davinci: ages 5-12; 9 a.m.-noon weeks of June 16, 23, July 7, 14; look at the world through the eyes of the scientist and then translate those ideas to fabulous works of art

Middle School Art Studio: for grades 7-9; 12:30-3:30 p.m. weeks of June 16, 23, July 7, 14; hone artistic skills with workshops in painting and mixed media

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; (706) 724-3576; lucycraftlaneymuseum.com; May 27-30, June 2-6; $100, scholarships available; visit historical sites, hands-on experiences, workshops

MADISON ARTISTS GUILD SUMMER ART CAMP: Madison Artists Guild Gallery, 217 W. Jefferson St., Madison, Ga.; (770) 367-1203, (706) 342-9360; ages 6-12; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23-27, create drawings, paintings, pottery, sculptures, more



AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, augustaprep.org; online registration only; also see Day and Sports Camps

Ballet: 9-11 a.m. June 16-20; ages 3-5; creative movement/ballet class

Guitar: 11 a.m.-noon June 2-6; ages 6-10

Kick Start to Beginning Band: 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28; grades 4-12; $110; for those with minimal or no band experience and interest in joining band in fall

Mixed Media Arts: 9 a.m.-noon June 9-13, ages 11-13; 9 a.m.-noon June 16-20, ages 8-10

Sculpture: 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 9-13, ages 11-13; 12:30-3:30 p.m. June16-20, ages 8-10

Manga Zero: noon-4 p.m. July1 4-18, rising grades 5-12

Manga Basic Character Developments: Noon-4 p.m. July 21-25, rising grades 5-12

Manga Basic Color Developments: Noon-4 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1, rising grades 5-12

Wonderful Watercolor: Noon-2 p.m. July 7-11, rising grades 5-12

Mini Musical Theater: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9-13 and July 7-11, rising kindergarten-grade 5

Piano Exploration: Noon-2 p.m. June 2-6, rising kindergarten and up

GREENBRIER HIGH FINE ARTS CAMP: 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; Steve Hansen by e-mail shansen@ccboe.net or ghspackplayers.net

Drama Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-6; $75; acting, music, dance, film, hands-on activities; 11 a.m. Friday performance

Show Choir Camp: 1-3 p.m. June 2-6; $40; choreography and music; 2:30 p.m. Friday performance

Art Camp: 1-3 p.m. June 2-6; $40; create 2-D and 3-D art, principles of art; work exhibited Friday

Guitar/Piano Camp: 1-3 p.m. June 2-6; $40; grades 4-8; no experience necessary, instruments provided; must have prior approval by e-mailing karen.boyd@ccboe.net


AUGUSTA BALLET SCHOOL: 2941 Walton Way; (706) 733-5511; augustaballetschool.com; Nutcracker camps; performance to end session

Session I or II: ages 3-5, 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 2-6 or June 9-13; $100

Session III: ages 6-8, 2:30-5 p.m. June 16-20; $110

AUGUSTA WEST DANCE: 262 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; augustawestdance.com; (706) 860-0998; first week $150, each additional week $100; ballet, tap and jazz; arts and crafts, end-of-the-week performance; ages 3-7 weeks of June 9, 16, July 7, 14; ages 8-12 weeks of June 16, July 7

BURNS DANCE STUDIO: 831 Neilson Road, Aiken; (803) 648-7659; burnsdancestudio.com; ages 3-17; $45-$110, Monday-Thursday weeks of June 9, 16, July 14; ballet, girls and boys strength and agility, special needs class, mini-dance camp, jazz, hip hop, more

COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET: 639 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; (706) 860-1852, columbiacountyballet.com; Princess Dance Camps, ages 3-7; weeks offered in June and July; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon; first camp $110, second camp $100; themes: Sleeping Beauty, Frozen

CROSBY’S SCHOOL OF DANCE: 142 Greenville St. SW, Aiken; (803) 648-5771, CrosbyMillerDance.com; $10 registration

Nutcracker Dance Camp: ages 4-9, 9 a.m.-noon June 23-27; ballet and jazz; $125

Jazz & Lyrical Dance Intensive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21-25; ages 7-9 and 10 and older; $150

Little Mermaid Dance Camp: ages 4-9; 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 4-8; ballet and jazz; $125

CUTNO DANCE: 3497 Wheeler Road; (706) 364-3442; CutnoDance.com

Princess Camp: ages 5-8; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23-27; pre-ballet, tap, movement, crafts; $225

Dance Camp: ages 9-13; 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 23-27; modern, hip-hop, Double Dutch; $150

Ballet Camp: ages 8-12; 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11; $150

Hip Hop Camp: ages 9-13; 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-11; $125

Tutu Camp: ages 3-4; 9 a.m.-noon July 14-17; ballet, tap, crafts; $160

Mommy & Me: ages 18 months-2; 5:30-6:15 p.m. July 14-17; $75

KANE & CO: 4321 Evans to Lock Road, Evans; kanecodance.com; (706) 447-9007 or e-mail Kelly@kanecodance.com; $100 week

Princess Power: ages 3-5; June 16-20, July 7-11

Glamour Girlz: ages 6-9; June 23-27

PRAISE MOVEMENT SUMMER DANCE CAMP 2014: Praise Movement School of Dance/Strong Tower Church, 2805 Wylds Road; praisemovement.weebly.com; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12-18; girls ages 5-15; $85; use dance and drama to teach God’s word; showcase 5 p.m. July 19

STEPHANIE’S DANCERS: 717 Industrial Park Drive, Evans; stephaniesdancers.com; (706) 650-0366, stdancers@aol.com; dance camp, ages 3-10; Monday-Friday, June 2-6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $100 plus $25 fee for nonstudents



EVANS PIANO CAMP: Tuesdays, June 3-July 29; eight-week piano camp; $180 for nine half-hour sessions; private instruction; includes classics, popular, theory, rhythm instruments; must have access to piano or electronic keyboard; materials included; Carol Gage (706) 863-9550, prpage@comcast.net

FAMILY MUSIC OF AUGUSTA: familymusicofaugusta.com; Kathleen Haley, (706) 955-7819; see Web site for details; sibling discounts; also available: keyboard, flute lessons

Nimble and Quick: ages 1-5; nursery rhymes

Music Makers in My Neighborhood: ages 4-6; singing, playing instruments in ensemble, music-reading

Piano Review: review of keyboard skills, theory games, drumming, dancing

Introduction to Piano: for beginners

GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY MUSIC CONSERVATORY PROGRAM: gru.edu/conservatory; Sarah Tau (706) 731-7971; consprog@gru.edu; for rising middle school and high school students; camps held at Fine Arts Center and Maxwell Theater on Summerville campus

My First Piano Adventure: June 2-6; 9-10:30 a.m.; rising grades 1-2; $119

Choir Camp: June 9-13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; two concert choirs, musical theater, class voice instruction, electives; $180 by May 30; $200 after

Orchestra Camp: June 16-20; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; for string players with at least a full year of orchestra or lessons; two orchestras, chamber music ensembles, Celtic music, electives; $180 by June 6, $200 after

Band Camp: June 23-27; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; for students with at least a full year of school band or lessons; two concert bands, jazz band, sectional ensembles, electives; $180 by June 13; $200 after

JAMES BROWN ACADEMY OF MUSIC PUPILS: jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org; (706) 736-6216; Out of Sight Summer Session; grades PreK-12; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 16-July 25; music theory, learn how to read and compose music; master multiple musical instruments, get experience with recording and production of music

PORTMAN’S MUSIC ACADEMY: 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; (706) 738-1651 or e-mail mviller@portmansmusic.com

Music Camp: June 23-27; rising grades K-2, 9:30 a.m.-noon; rising grades 3-5, 12:30-3 p.m.; $145; explore instrumental music through rhythm, melody, harmony, tone and form

Guitar Camp: 9:30 a.m.-noon; rising grades 4-6 June 2-6, July 7-11; rising grades 7-9 June 9-13, July 14-18; $145 week; basic chording, tuning, changing strings, reading music and lead playing

Rock Camp: ages 12-18 with at least one year of musical experience; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16-20; $250, includes lunch; meet other players who want to be in a rock band and take playing to another level

ST. JOHN CHOIR CAMP: St. John United Methodist Church, Greene Street; stjohnaugusta.org; Jamie Garvey (706) 724-9641; Junior Choir Camp for rising grades 1-8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14-20; guest playwright and director Tom Long and Jocelyn Sluka of Friends of the Groom in Cincinnati; singing, movement and drama culminating in Sunday service; student presentation of Malice in the Palace by Tom Long

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA: Sue Alexander­son (706) 738-7527, walexanderson@comcast.net; Symphony Orchestra Augusta (706) 826-4705; Collage Creative Arts Camp for rising grades K-5; brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments, plus drama, art, weaving, chorus, movement, story-telling, puppetry, creative writing; six hands-on classes each week; $125 week, $100 second child, $75 each additional child, scholarships available; sponsored by Friends of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta

• June 9-13: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Vineyard Church, 3126 Parrish Road

• June 16-20 and June 23-27: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way

WYCLIFFE GORDON SUMMER JAZZ CAMP: USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; register at http://web.usca.edu/etherredge-center/jazz-camp/ or contact Jack Benjamin at (803) 641-3327 or at jackb@usca.edu. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14-16; resident camper $400; commuter $280, lunch included; for middle and high school students and adult students with at least two years of playing experience on trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano/keyboard, percussion, guitar, bass or drums. Learn jazz standards, music theory, instrumental techniques.



AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: 126 Newberry St. SW; aikencommunityplayhouse.us; Act It Out Camp, July 28-Aug. 1; painting sets, designing costumes, performing

Rising grades 1-3: 9 a.m.-noon, $110 ACP members, $125 others

Rising grades 4-5: 1-4 p.m., $110 ACP members, $125 others

Immersion Group: rising grades 6-8; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $130 ACP members, $140 others

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS: augustaplayers.org; (706) 826-4707; e-mail summercamp@augustaplayers.org or info@augustaplayers.org; theatre camps for ages 6-teen; June 16-27 or July 7-18 at Crossbridge Baptist Church on Skinner Mill Road; $275-$325; structured activities focusing on musical theatre; Master Class available for experienced teens

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS: 3817 Martinez Blvd., Martinez; (706) 231-1759; onwiththeshow.biz

One-week camps: ages 5-13; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 2-6, 9-13; acting, voice, dance

Two-week camps: Ages 8-17; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 21-Aug. 1; musical theatre production

Afternoon camp: 3-5 p.m. during all sessions

Augusta Family Magazine contributed to this camps list.

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Pop Rocks: Augusta, my Christmas wish list has one thing

My family often accuses me of being a difficult person to Christmas shop for. While it is true that my tastes run toward the particular and tend to lean heavily on easy-to-wrap standards such as books and records, I believe that as I get older, I’m less concerned with the item than the idea. Give me something I believe you have thought about and carefully considered, and I’m happy. The present clearly purchased at the drug store the day before is met with considerably less enthusiasm.

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