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Rowers carry their boat after practice on the Savannah River during a five-day summer rowing camp sponsored by the Augusta Rowing Club last summer. A camp is planned for July 11-15.   File/Staff
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Rowers carry their boat after practice on the Savannah River during a five-day summer rowing camp sponsored by the Augusta Rowing Club last summer. A camp is planned for July 11-15.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN : 471 University Parkway, (803) 641-3563 or (803) 641-3587

- Real World Solutions: Ages 10-12; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-15; $130, includes supply fee; hands-on activities; bring lunch; class limited to 12 students

- Super Science Chemical Magic: Ages 7-9; 9 a.m.-noon July 11-15; $118; students are required to bring swimming goggles or laboratory-type protective eyewear

- Young Writers Camp: Ages 10-14; 1-4 p.m. July 18-22; $90; limited to 15 students; meet professional writers and explore ways to display and publish your work

- CSI Chemistry: Ages 10-14; 1-4 p.m. July 18-22; $120; students will become forensic lab assistants and use chemistry to solve a dog-napping case

- Study Skills -- Middle School: Grades 6-8; 9 a.m.-noon; Aug. 1-4; $95; teaches study skills such as listening, following directions, problem solving, organization, memorization, test-taking, reading and comprehension, prioritizing and note-taking

- Brush Up on Math: Ages 8-10; 1-4 p.m. Aug. 1-4; $95; students will sharpen basic math skills and move forward into multiplication, short and long division, number families, problems with regrouping and remainders, word problems, Roman numerals, fractions, equations, averaging, money, geometry and measurements

READING AND MATH ACADEMIC SUMMER CAMPS : MBS Learning Connection, 1347 Augusta West Pkwy., (706) 868-1676, (706) 868-1775; kindergarten through eighth grades; through July 22; full-day camps 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $100 per week; half-day camps 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.. $65 per week; free extended care 8-9 a.m.; breakfast, lunch and snack included; www.mbslearningconnection.com

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: 2500 Walton Way; (706) 737-1636; www.aug.edu; Kids University; six one-week sessions, July 11-22; $105 per week half day, $155 per week full day; University of Georgia Summer Reading Skills Program: programs for all grade levels, $239-$299 plus $34 materials fee

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL : 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, www.augustaprep.org: day camps for ages 3-14; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $100 per week for ages 3-4, half day; $80 per week for ages 4-10, full day; $225 per week for ages 11-14, full day; Extended Day program, five sessions 8-9 a.m., noon-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. July 11-22, $7 morning, $20 mid-day, $13 afternoon; Enrichment Camps for middle and high schools:

Middle School Sessions:

- Science: July 18-22, noon- 1:30 p.m.; $135 per week, includes materials; melissa.gojda@augustaprep.org or kim.allen@augustaprep.org

- Study Skills: July 18-22, 10-10:55 a.m., $100; Organizational Skills July 18-21 and 11 a.m.-11:55 a.m. July 25-28, $100; English Grammar Review, 8-8:55 a.m. and 9-9:55 a.m. July 18-29, $190

High School Sessions:

- PSAT/SAT Critical Reading/Writing Prep: 10:30 a.m.-noon July 18-22; $155; aubrey.bryant@ augustaprep.org

- PSAT/SAT Math Prep: 1-2 p.m. July 18-22; $125; freitags@knology.net

- High School Algebra I Prep: 8:30-9:25 a.m. July 18-22, freitags@knology.net

- Geometry Prep: 9:30-10:25 a.m. July 18-22; $125; freitags@knology.net

- Algebra II Prep: noon-12:55 p.m. July 18-22; $125; freitags@knology.net

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA : 3067 Wheeler Road; (706) 731-5260; extended camp hours for additional fee

- Camp Wildcat: Kindergarten-fifth grades; weekly sessions July 18-29; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or half-day 8:30 a.m.-noon, 12:30-4 p.m.; $200 full day, $115 half day

- Jump Start for Lower School Students: Kindergarten-fourth grades; One-week sessions July 18-29; 10 a.m.-noon; $100

- Crazy Science: Fourth-sixth grades; one-week sessions July 18-22; 12:30-4 p.m. $175 for one session

l Math 105: Comprehensive Studies in Pre-Algebra: Grades 8-10; July 18-29, 8:30 a.m.-noon; $325

- Math 106: Comprehensive Studies in Algebra I&II: Grades 9-12; July 18-29, 12:30-4 p.m.; $325

- Soar into Middle School: Sixth-eighth grades; July 25-29; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; $150

- Study Skills: Sixth-eighth grades, July 18-22, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; $150 for one-week session

ARTS

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, www.augustaprep.org

- Ceramic Arts: Hand Built and Wheel Thrown Pottery: Grades 5-12; July 11-22; 9 a.m.- 10:55 a.m. and noon-1:55 p.m.; $200, includes supplies; chris.dickson@augustaprep.org, (706) 855-6951

- Mini-Musical Theater: Ages 5-8 July 11-15; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $190, campers must provide their own lunches; jeannie.williams@augustaprep.org, sarah.stevens@augustaprep.org

- Theater: ages 9-14 July 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $250, includes six classes per day, two snacks per day and a T-shirt); peter.powlus@augustaprep.org

AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; (803) 641-9094; www.aikencenterforthearts.org; ages 4 and older; weekly sessions July 11-25

KinderCamp: The Power of Art: ages 4-6; 9 a.m.-noon weeks of July 11, 18 and 25; $130 per week, 10 percent discount for center members; limited number of need-based scholarships

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS : 1301 Greene St.; (706) 826-4707, e-mail summercamp@augustaplayers.org; two sessions, July 11-22; $200, includes T-shirt; ages 6-8, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; ages 9-11, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; middle and high school, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; master class add-on for middle and high school, 2:30-3 p.m., $50 more

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; (706) 722-5495, www.ghia.org; $60 per week members, $75 per week nonmembers

- Summer Art Camp: ages 5-11, one-week sessions July 11-22; $60 per week for members, $75 per week nonmembers

- Afternoon Art Camp: July 11-15 and July 18-22

FAMILY MUSIC OF AUGUSTA MUSIKGARTEN: Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3703 Old Petersburg Road; (706) 955-7819; Ages 1 and up; www.makingmusik.com/familymusicofaugusta

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS: 412 Vaughn Road; (706) 231-1759; www.onwiththeshow.biz theatre, dance and acting classes; ages 5 and up

MCCORMICK ARTS COUNCIL 2011 SUMMER ART CAMPS: 115 S. Main St.; (864) 852-3216; ages 5-15; morning camps 10 a.m.-noon; afternoon camps 1-3 p.m.; $25 per camp per week; through Aug. 5; scholarships available

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN : 471 University Parkway, (803) 641-3563 or (803) 641-3587

- Hands-On Art Camp: Ages 7-9; 1-4 p.m. July 11-15; $118

- Eco-Crafts Sampler: Ages 10-14; 9 a.m.-noon July 18-22; $105; students will learn to knit a scarf with recycled yarn, weave and knot fashion accessories

SPORTS

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, www.augustaprep.org

- All Sports Camp: Grades 1-7; July 18-22; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Friday; myran.hunt@augustaprep.org

- Baseball-All Skills: Grades K-6, 9 a.m.-noon; July 11-15; $100 per session; cornelia.isaac@ augustaprep.org

- Cheer Camp: Ages K-8; July 11-15; morning session for grades K-4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $125; afternoon session for grades 5-8, 1-3 p.m., $135; cornelia.isaac@ augustaprep.org

- Volleyball: Grades 6-12; July 18-21; middle school 9 a.m.-noon, high school 1-4 p.m.; $130, includes T-shirt; rich.bland@ augustaprep.org

AIKEN TAEKWONDO CENTER: 790 E. Pine Log Road; (803) 642-2633, www.aikenata.com; ages 6-14; July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5; $75 per week or $25 per day; bring bagged lunch; morning and afternoon snacks provided, special outings on Wednesdays, martial arts lessons

BASEBALL

MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS BASEBALL CAMP : Eisenhower Recreational Park, 1488 Eisenhower Dr.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 24; $45; camp will focus on infield and outfield play, base-running, proper throwing mechanics and hitting; game follows workshop; (706) 832-2781

JIM SIPLE'S SUMMER CONDITIONING WORKOUT : Blanchard Park in Martinez, off Belair Road at 4541 Dewey Drive; (706) 860-1592; for ages 10 and older; through the end of August; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.; open to participants from any school and is designed to get athletes in shape for the fall season. Siple has been a volunteer coach with the Columbia County Recreation Department for 23 years.

BASKETBALL

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA : 3067 Wheeler Road; (706) 731-5260; extended camp hours for additional fee; Girls Basketball Skills and Strategies: third-eighth grades; July 18-22; 8:30 a.m.-noon; $150

UPWARD BASKETBALL CAMP : Warren Baptist Church Family Life Center; (706) 860-0454; www.warrenbaptist.org; For boys and girls entering grades 5-8; July 11-15; 9 a.m.-noon daily

SURE-SHOT BASKETBALL CAMP : Lakeside Middle School; (706) 855-6900; for boys and girls in grades 2-5; July 25-29; 9 a.m.-noon daily; $80

DIP METRESS BASKETBALL ACADEMY : Augusta State University; (706) 667-4765 or dmetress@aug.edu; for boys and girls grades first through 11th grades; Aug. 1-4; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $150, includes lunch and T-shirt.

CHEERLEADING

USC AIKEN: PACER CHEERLEADER CAMP: USCA Convocation Center, 375 Robert M. Bell Parkway; pacersports.com; ages 5 and older; July 25-29, 8:30 a.m.-noon individuals, 1-4:30 p.m. squads; $70 if pre-registered, $80 walk-ins, includes insurance, T-shirt and snacks

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA : 3067 Wheeler Road; (706) 731-5260; extended camp hours for additional fee; First-eighth grades; July 18-22, July 25-29; 8:30 a.m.-noon; $150 for one session

LITTLE WARRIORS CHEER CAMP : Grovetown High School, 2010 Warrior Way; 8:30 a.m.-noon, July 19-21; $55, includes T-shirt, pom poms and hair ribbon; sacha.crow@ccboe.net, 4getaways@comcast.net, cspepper@bellsouth.net

AUGUSTA PREP'S CHEER CAMP : for girls in grades K-8; July 11-15; grades K-4 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; grades 5-8 1-3 p.m.; $125 for K-4 or $135 grades 5-8. Register at www.augustaprep.org by clicking on Academics, then Summer Camps and Sports Camps. E-mail Lindsay Bui at lindsay.bui@augustaprep.org.

UPWARD CHEERLEADING CAMP : Warren Baptist Church Family Life Center; (706) 860-0454; www.warrenbaptist.org; for girls entering grades 5-8; July 18-22; 9 a.m.-noon

FOOTBALL

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA : 3067 Wheeler Road; (706) 731-5260; extended camp hours for additional fee; Football: Advanced Skills and Strategies: July 18-22; fifth-eighth grades; 8:30 a.m.-noon; $150; Football Fun-Damentals: first-fourth grades; June 6-10; 8:30 a.m.-noon; $150

Rowing

AUGUSTA JUNIOR ROWING CLUB: 101 Riverfront Dr.; www.augustarowingclub.org; for middle and high school; July 11-15; 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; $100 per week, includes snacks and a T-shirt; augustajuniors@gmail.com

SOCCER

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA : 3067 Wheeler Road; (706) 731-5260; extended camp hours for additional fee; Elementary Soccer: first-fourth grades; July 25-29; 8:30 a.m.-noon; $150; Soccer: Advanced Skills and Strategies: fifth-eighth grades; July 25-29, 8:30 a.m.-noon; $150

TENNIS

MACH ACADEMY TENNIS/FITNESS CAMP: 1850 Chester Ave.; (706) 796-5046; www.machacademy.com; weekly sessions, through July 22; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; ages 3-18; $100 per week; evening camps 6-8 p.m. through July; $25 per week; partial scholarships are available; (706) 796-5046

PETERSBURG RACQUET CLUB : www.prctennis.com or call Cheri Hain at (706) 860-9288; through July 29; Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-noon, with swimming at the end of each workout. Clinics are for 6- to 18-year-olds from beginner to advanced. A Pee Wee Camp for 4- to 5-year-olds also will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:15-9 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL

USC AIKEN: GLENN COX VOLLEYBALL CAMP: USC Aiken Convocation Center, 375 Robert M. Bell Parkway; ages 8 and older; advanced positional camp July 18-21; $225 commuter, $300 boarder; beach doubles camp July 22, $100 or add on to advanced positional camp for $40 commuter or $70 boarder; fees include instruction, T-shirt, meals and housing

AUGUSTA PREP'S NINTH ANNUAL SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP : (706) 414-6145 or prepvolleyball@yahoo.com; July 18-21; two sessions: middle schoolers 9 a.m.-noon, high schoolers 1-4 p.m.; $130

GYMNASTICS

GYMNASTICS GOLD : 124 Cedar Lane; (706) 650-2111, www.gymnasticsgold.com

- Camp Flip Flop: Ages 3-5; July 18-22, Aug. 1-5; $55 per week, $20 registration fee required for nonmembers; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., snack provided; bring bathing suit and towel on Tuesday and Thursday; bring shoes, sunscreen and a change of clothes daily

- Camp Flip Flop: Ages 4-13; weekly sessions through Aug. 5; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, early drop off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up at 5:30 p.m. available at no extra cost; $36 per day or $115 per week

HAYDEN'S GYMNASTICS: 4300 Evans to Locks Road; (706) 868-0608; www.haydensgym.com

- Junior Camp Haydens: Ages 10-4; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; weekly sessions July 11-29; $20 per day, snack provided

- Camp Haydens: one-week sessions through the week of July 25; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; $55 registration fee, includes camp T-shirt; camp fees vary with drop off and pick up

MISCELLANEOUS

CAMP HORIZON : Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road; (706) 868-3458; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekly through July 29; $95; ages 6-12

Augusta Jewish community center: 898 Weinberger Way; (706) 228-3636; www.augustaajcc.org; specialty camps; extended hours available for an additional fee; full day camp $160; mini camp for 3- to 4-year-olds 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

INTERFAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER : 3602 Morgan Road; (706) 798-3911; 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. weekly through Aug. 6; ages 4-12; activities include swimming, bowling and skating; (706) 798-3911

THE FAMILY Y: (706) 922-9622; www.thefamilyy.org; activities from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with early drop-off at 7 a.m. and late pickup at 6 p.m. for no extra charge; financial assistance available; day camp fees vary by location and/or age of camper

Y RESIDENT CAMP: Camp Lakeside; ages 7-17; weekly sessions; dates, camp length and fees depend on age of camper

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