Summer Camps Guide 2013: ARTS

CHOIR CAMP. Caleb Nelson (left) and Aiden Grant (right) rehearse for a play during Choir Camp for rising 1st- through 8th-graders at St. John United Methodist Church.
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AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; (803) 641-9094;; ages 4 and up; $215 full day, $130 half day; This Aiken Summer Belongs to Us art camp, inspired by the popular Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb, new theme weekly

Kindercamp: ages 4-6 (half days/morning only), June 17-21 (Junior Great Inventions); June 24-28 (Junior Art Across the Globe); July 8-12 (Junior Odd Animals); July 15-19 (Junior Take a Ride in Outer Space); July 22-26 (Junior Discover Your Imagination)

Grades 1-4 and 5-8: June 17-21 (Great Inventions); June 24-28 (Art Across the Globe); July 8-12 (Odd Animals) waiting list only for grades 1-4; July 15-19 (Take a Ride in Outer Space); July 22-26 (Discover Your Imagination)

Grades 9-12: July 15-19: Mixed Media

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.;; e-mail; (706) 722-5495

Morning Art Camp: ages 5-12; 10 a.m.-noon June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26; $65 week members, $80 week others; June theme Appetizing Art; July theme Artful Abodes; creative learning opportunities to develop artistic skills and stretch imaginations; two- and three-dimensional art forms; elements of art and principles of design; supplies provided

Afternoon Art Camp: ages 5-12; afternoon sessions also available

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY SUMMER ARTS CAMP: 1116 Phillips St.; (706) 724-3576;; May 27-31, June 3-7; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; movies, SREL animals, Augusta Canal, puppetry, WAGT tour, more

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; (706) 724-7501;

Georgia Regents University Art Portfolio Prep: for rising high school students; June 17-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; explore drawing, painting, sculpture techniques and art history in a college setting with Georgia Regents University art department faculty; $220, material included; register at (706) 828-3808

Summer Camp Drawing Jam with Jay Jacobs: for ages 9-12; July 22-26, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Augusta Preparatory Day School; explore a variety of drawing materials and styles, from realism to animation, creative games and off-the-wall exercises; $120; register at (706) 294-8550

ARTSY ME: 4275B Washington Road, Evans; (706) 432-6396;; iCreate Camp 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, July 8-12, 15-19, 22-26; $150; create with ceramics, clay, acrylics, junk art, glass; art show noon Friday

******* ARTS *******

GREENBRIER HIGH FINE ARTS CAMP: 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; Steve Hansen by e-mail or

Drama Camp: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 3-7; $75; acting, music, dance, film, hands-on activities; 11 a.m. Friday performance

Show Choir Camp: 1-3 p.m. June 3-7; $40; choreography and music; 2:30 p.m. Friday performance

Art Camp: 1-3 p.m. June 3-7; $40; create 2-D and 3-D art, principles of art; campers’ work exhibited Friday

Guitar/Piano Camp: 1-3 p.m. June 3-7; $40; grades 4-8, limit 10 for piano, limit 15 for guitar; no experience necessary, instruments provided; must have prior approval by e-mailing

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA COLLAGE CREATIVE ARTS CAMP: Sue Alexanderson (706) 738-7527,; Symphony Orchestra Augusta (706) 826-4705; rising K-5; brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments, plus drama, art, weaving, chorus, movement, puppetry, story-telling and creative writing; six hands-on classes each week; $125 week, $100 week second child, $75 week each additional child, scholarships available; sponsored by Friends of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta

• June 3-7: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Vineyard Church, 3126 Parrish Road

• June 10-14, June 17-21: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way

******* DANCE *******

AUGUSTA BALLET SCHOOL NUTCRACKER CAMPS: 2941 Walton Way; (706) 733-5511;; learn a section of Nutcracker choreography each day; performance to end session; register no later than the week before session; summer dance workshops available

Session I: ages 3-5, June 3-7, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $100

Session II: ages 3-5, June 10-14, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $100

Session III: ages 6-8, June 17-21, 2:30-5 p.m.; $110

AUGUSTA WEST DANCE: 262 Furys Ferry Road,; (706) 860-0998; first week $150, each additional week $100; fun instruction in ballet, tap and jazz; arts and crafts, end-of-the-week performance

Dance Camp for ages 3-7: June 10-14 Angelina Ballerina; June 17-21 Cars; July 8-12 Princess Power; July 15-19 Happily Ever After

Dance Camp for ages 8-12: July 17-21 A Night at the Movies; July 8-12 So You Think You Can Dance; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

BURNES DANCE STUDIO: 831 Neilson Road, Aiken; (803) 648-7659 or (803) 270-1438;

COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET: 639 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; (706) 860-1852,

Princess Dance Camps: for ages 3-7; weeks offered in June and July; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. First camp $110, second camp $100. Featuring Cinderella and Sophia the First.

Summer Intensive: Classical ballet and Pointe, ballet for boys only, partnering, hip hop and modern technique. Call or visit the Web site for more information.

CROSBY’S SCHOOL OF DANCE BALLET & JAZZ CAMP: 142 Greenville St. SW, Aiken; (803) 648-5771,; also offering weekly classes in Creative Movement (3- and 4-year-olds), Pre-Ballet (5- and 6-year-olds), Ballet and Pointe

Sleeping Beauty Dance Camp: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4-9; ballet and jazz; $125

Jazz/Lyrical Dance Intensive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 22-26; two age groups 7-9 and 10 and older; $150

Cinderella Dance Camp: 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4-9; ballet and jazz; $125

CUTNO DANCE: 3497 Wheeler Road; (706) 364-3442;; summer dance classes and July camps also available

Dance Intensive: ages 7-11; June 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop; $220

Princess Camp: ages 2-3; June 17-20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; ballet, tap, arts and crafts; $70

Dancerina Camp: ages 4-6; June 17-21, 6:45-8 p.m.; hip-hop, modern, ballet; $100

All-Star Auxiliary Band Camp: grades 9-12; June 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (high school only; $100); 6-8 p.m. (grades 5-8; $85)

Dance Intensive: ages 7-11 (intermediate-advanced); July 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop; $270

Dance Intensive: ages 12-17 (intermediate-advanced): July 15-20, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; $270

KANE & CO: 4321 Evans to Lock Road, Evans;; (706) 447-9007 or e-mail; dance your way into summer fun. Child must supply own snacks and sack lunch each day; $100 week

Princess Power: ages 3-5; June 17-21

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

STEPHANIE’S DANCERS: 717 Industrial Park Drive, Evans;; (706) 650-0366,; ages 3-7; Monday-Friday, June 3-7, 9:30 to noon; $90 plus $25 registration fee for nonstudents

******* MUSIC *******

AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS: 313 Baston Road, (706) 863-2905 ext. 136;

Musical Camp: rising grades 4-6; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-14; learn tools for performance, auditioning skills, proper singing, memorization skills, coordination for dancing, performance etiquette, more; $175; performance Friday night

Worship Band Camp: rising grades 9-12 June 17-22; fine-tune instrument/vocal skills with professional teachers/musicians through jam sessions and individualized instruction; $125


EVANS PIANO CAMP: Wednesdays, June 5-July 31; Carol Gage (706) 863-9550,; eight-week piano camp; $160 for eight half-hour sessions; try piano lessons before you invest in an instrument; private instruction; includes classics, popular, theory, rhythm instruments; must have access to a piano or electronic keyboard; all instruction materials included

FAMILY MUSIC OF AUGUSTA:; Kathleen Haley, (706) 955-7819; see Web site for details; sibling discounts; also available: Piano 1.5, beginning keyboard, flute lessons

Twist and Turn: ages 1-5; nursery rhymes come to life for children and their parents

Music Makers at the Seashore: ages 4-6; singing, playing instruments in ensemble, early music-reading

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

Introduction to Piano: for beginning pianists

GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY MUSIC CONSERVATORY PROGRAM:; (706) 731-7971;; for rising middle school and high school students

Choir Camp: June 10-14; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday; two concert choirs, show choir and musical theater, voice instruction and electives; $180 if registered by May 24; $200 after

Orchestra Camp: June 17-21; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday; full-day camp for string players with at least a full year of orchestra experience or private lessons; two orchestras, chamber music ensembles and electives. $180 if registered by May 31, $200 after

Band Camp: June 24-28; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday; for students with at least a full year of school band experience or private lessons; two concert bands, jazz band and sectional ensembles and electives. $180 if registered by June 7; $200 after June 7

JAMES BROWN ACADEMY OF MUSIC PUPILS:; (706) 736-6216; Out of Sight Summer Session; grades PreK-12; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 17-July 26; study music theory, learn how to read and compose music; aster multiple musical instruments, get experience with recording and production of music; concert July 26

JUILLIARD IN AIKEN: USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway;; Dee Crawford (803) 661-5299,

Juilliard Jazz Workshop/Camp: ages 13-18; June 10-14; a taste of a Juilliard Jazz student’s life; teachers include members of the Juilliard Jazz Studies faculty and Juilliard Jazz students; instruments include trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, double bass, electric bass and drums

KINDERMUSIK BY MUSICAL IMPRESSIONS INC.: Martinez United Methodist Church, Washington Road; Nancy Cleveland, (706) 228-4877,; summer Adventure Camps for ages 18 months-7 years; June and July

PORTMAN’S MUSIC ACADEMY: 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; (706) 738-1651

Preschool Music Camp: ages 4-6; 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 24-28; $100; explore instrumental music through rhythm, melody, harmony, tone and form

Music Camp: rising grades 2-5; noon-2:30 p.m. June 24-28; $145; explore instrumental music through rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color and form, introduction to playing the piano

Guitar Camp: rising grades 4-6 June 3-7, July 8-12; rising grades 7-9 9:30 a.m.-noon June 17-20, July 15-19; $145 week; basic chording, tuning, changing strings, reading music and lead playing

Rock Camp: ages 12-18 with at least one year musical experience; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-15; $250, includes lunch; meet players who want to be in a rock band and take playing to another level

Band Camp: rising grade 7 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 22-26; rising grade 8 12:30-2:30 p.m. July 22-26; $100; review music fundamentals and get a jump start on District Honor Band

ST. JOHN CHOIR CAMP: St. John United Methodist Church, Greene Street;; Jamie Garvey (706) 724-9641

Junior Choir Camp: rising grades 1-8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15-21;
guest playwright and director Tom Long; instruction in singing, movement and drama culminating in Sunday service; student presentation of Malice
in the Palace by Tom Long

******* THEATER *******

ENOPION THEATRE CONSERVATORY CAMP: Enopion Theatre Company (706) 771-7777 or e-mail; half-day, one-week theater camp at Kroc Center; June 10-14. 1-5 p.m. Three age groups: K-1st, 2nd-4th, 5th-8th. Learn scene study, voice, movement and stage craft. Culminates in a 7 p.m. Friday play demonstration of The Princess and the Pea and The Ugly Duckling for friends and family; $125; register with $25 deposit. Morning Camp (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) may be added for $30 and includes hot lunch.

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS THEATRE CAMPS:; (706) 826-4707; e-mail or; ages 6-high school; June 17-28 at Wesley United Methodist on North Belair Road in Evans; July 8-19 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Walton Way; $300-$350; age-appropriate groups with structured activities focusing on musical theatre; Master Class available for experienced teens

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS THEATRE CAMP: 3817 Martinez Blvd., Martinez; (706) 231-1759;; e-mail; $125, $100 for second child; tuition due at registration; improvisation, games, singing, dancing, acting technique, monologues, scenes

May 27-31: Fables and Foibles Camp, ages 7-9 and 10-12

June 10-14: Audition prep for acting, voice and dance camp, ages 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17

July 22-26: Godspell camp, learn songs and numbers from the 2012 production, ages 9-12 and 13-17

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