Summer Camps Guide 2013: DAY CAMPS

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CAMP INVENTION: Onan Chew (from left), Will Findley and Marshall Hagan work on their Rube Goldberg Machine during the final day of the 2012 Camp Invention at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken. The weeklong camp allows students to use problem-solving and creative skills on various projects. Camp Invention is at four locations: Goshen Elementary School (July 15-19), Augusta Christian School (June 17-21), Blue Ridge Elementary School (June 10-14) and at the Ruth Patrick at USC Aiken (June 17-21). Register at campinvention.org.
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A CHILD’S WORLD SUMMER CAMP: 925 Stevens Creek Road, (706) 863-9485; 4124 Madeline Drive, (706) 210-7000; 4204 Columbia Road, Martinez, (706) 860-0059; 4689 Hardy McManus Road, Evans, (706) 364-4216; 325 Old Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, (706) 868-9966; ages 4-12; May 20-Aug. 9; hours vary by location; fun for all ages with weekly themes; water play, reading programs, field trips, art projects

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THE FAMILY Y BAKING CAMP. Katye Gilliland (center) helps children during The Family Y of North Augusta's 2012 baking camp at Mossy Creek Elementary School. The camp, which is open to ages 5-12, gave kids a chance to make their own cupcakes. A baking camp is planned for July 15-19. Most Family Y branches are offering a summer camps program. Find schedules and more details online at thefamilyy.org.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
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THE FAMILY Y BAKING CAMP. Katye Gilliland (center) helps children during The Family Y of North Augusta's 2012 baking camp at Mossy Creek Elementary School. The camp, which is open to ages 5-12, gave kids a chance to make their own cupcakes. A baking camp is planned for July 15-19. Most Family Y branches are offering a summer camps program. Find schedules and more details online at thefamilyy.org.

AIKEN SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY CAMP 2013: H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-7631; register at Weeks Center or cityofaikensc.gov; ages 5-12 at start of session to attend; city residents $60 week; out-of-city residents without recreation membership additional $17.50 per child per session; session 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; extended camp 3-5:30 p.m. additional $5 per child per day; June 10-14 (Movin’ and Groovin’); June 17-21 (Color Your Day); June 24-28 (Going Green); July 1-5 (no camp July 4; Stars and Stripes); July 8-12 (Jump Start!); July 15-19 (Walk on the Wild Side); July 22-26 (Imaginarium Week); July 29-Aug. 2 (Gettin’ Dirty!); Aug. 5-9 (Holidaze); Aug. 12-16 (Bummer! It’s the End of Summer!)

AIKEN COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM: aikencountysc.gov/tourism; (803) 642-7559 or (803) 663-6142; elangston@aikencountysc.gov; Summer Adventure at Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville; ages 6-12; weekly, June 10-Aug. 16; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; $100 for two weeks or $55 week; arts and crafts, outdoor play, aquatics, science exploration, international journeys, team sports, field trips (additional cost)

AIKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE QUESTATC: Aiken Technical College, (803) 508-7342, atc.edu; eight weekly camps for grades 8-10; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., weeks of June 10 (healthcare; welding); June 17 (emergency response; nuclear science); June 24 (law enforcement; STEM); July 8 (manufacturing; multimedia)

ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 3185 Wheeler Road; (706) 733-4416; aldersgateum.com; grades K-5; themed camps; call for details

ATHENS YWCO CAMP FOR GIRLS: 445 Athens Y Camp Road, Clarkesville, Ga.; athensywcocamp.com; (706) 754-8528; one- or two-week sessions, swimming, hiking, canoeing, drama, archery, pottery, games, sports, photography, horseback riding, overnight campouts, more

AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS: 313 Baston Road, (706) 863-2905 ext. 136; augustachristian.org; also see Arts Camps, Sports Camps

ASAP Summer Camp Program: Rising grades 1-6; Monday-Friday, May 28-Aug. 8; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $125 week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $75 week; $50 nonrefundable registration; arts, crafts, sports, field trips, daily devotionals, children’s church, more; Fridays are Water Fun Day; details, e-mail Gina London at ginalondon@augustachristian.org

SAT Preparation Course: Monday-Thursday, July 22-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; certificate of completion; 0.5 Carnegie credits toward a high school diploma

AUGUSTA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: 898 Weinberger Way; (706) 228-3636; augustaajcc.org; all day camp and specialty camp campers participate in swimming, tennis, archery, tae kwon do, arts, crafts

Day Camp: ages 3-13; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 22-Aug. 2 (no camp May 27, July 4); $160 week, regular 5-day camp, $100 May 22-24, $130 week May 28-31 (no camp May 27) and July 1-5 (no camp July 4)

Mini Camp: ages 3-4; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 22-Aug. 2 (no camp May 20-21); $125 week; specialty camps are extra $65 and include 3D Design Art, Archery, Bricks 4 Kids, Clay Yard Art, Cooking, Fun Fashionista, Jazz4kids!, Tennis, Soccer, more

Specialty Camps: two hours of specialty instruction in mornings; $225 week

• 3D Under the Sea: ages 5-8; June 10; use 3D design principles

• American Sign Language for Hearing Kids: June 24-28; July 15-19; ages 7 and older

• Archery: June 10-14, July 8-12; ages 5 and older

• Bricks 4 Kidz: Planes Trains & Automobiles (June 10-14); Star Wars (June 24-28); Super Hero Academy (July 8-12); Jr. Robotics (July 22-26)

Clay Sea World: June 10-14; ages 9 and older; create with clay

• Dragon World Clay: July 8-12; ages 5-8; create with clay

• Fruity Patootie: June 17-21; ages 7 and older; beginning cooking camp

• Fun Fashionista: June 3-7, 24-28; ages 7 and older; fashion crafts, making/decorating jewelry, T-shirts, purses

• Green Thumb Gardening: June 17-21, July 22-26; ages 5 and older

• Sculpting Once Upon A Time: July 8-12; ages 9 and older; 3D design principles

• Soccer Basics: June 3-7, July 22-26; ages 9 and older

• Taekwondo: June 17-21; ages 6 and older

• Tai Chi Panda: June 3-7, July 15-19

• Tennis: July 8-12, ages 6-8; July 15-19, ages 9 and older

• Things That Make You Go Yum: July 8-12; ages 7 and older; beginner baking

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

Camp Cavalier: Monday-Friday, June 10-July 26, Ants (ages 3-4), $180 week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $100 week 9 a.m.-noon; Grasshoppers (ages 5-8) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. only

Creative Arts Camps

• Ballet: 9-11 a.m. June 17-19; ages 3-5; $120; creative movement/ballet class

• Beginning Guitar: June 10-14, July 8-12; 11 a.m.-noon ages 6-10; 1-2 p.m. ages 11 and older; $120 week

• Ceramic Arts: 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. July 8-21; grades 5-12; $200, includes supplies; hand-built, and wheel-thrown pottery

• Drawing with Jay Jacobs: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 22-26; ages 13 and older; $120; drawing materials and styles, from realism to animation

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

• Mixed Media Sculpture: 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 24-28; ages 11-15; $120; hands-on 3D sculptures

• Painting with Technique: 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28; ages 11-15; $120; brush-handling techniques, palette arrangement and color mixing

Exploratory Camps

• Creative Writing: 10:30 a.m.-noon July 15-19; grades 5-9; $130

• Forensic Science: 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12; ages 9-14; $150; science behind crime investigation

• Magic Tricks/Illusions: 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 8-12; ages 9-14; $150

Programming and Game Design: 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 15-19; ages 9-14; $150; use Alice and Python programming languages to craft programs and game

• Science in Action: 9 a.m.-noon July 15-19; ages 9-14; $150; fundamental laws and principles of science

• Sculpting: 9-11:45 a.m. July 8-12 (ages 7-9), July 15-19 (ages 10-11); $150

• Spanish Immersion: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15-19; grades 7-9; $300; equivalent of a month of instruction; rapid improvement of conversational Spanish

• Strategic Games: find details online

• World Art: 12:15-3 p.m. July 8-12 (ages 7-9), July 15-19 (ages 10-11); $150; sculpture, painting and folk art

Summer Academy

• Algebra Prep: 11-11:55 a.m. July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2; grades 8-9; $125 week

• English Grammar Review: July 22-26; 10-11:15 a.m. rising grade 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. rising grades 7-8; $135

• Organizational Skills; 8-8:55 a.m. July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2; rising grades 5-8; $100 week

• Study Skills: 9-9:55 a.m. July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2; rising grades 5-8; $100 week

• Jump Start: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2; rising pre-school-grade 1; $200

• Math Test Strategies: 10-10:55 a.m. July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2; middle schoolers; $125 week; strategies, organization and skills in test preparation

• Middle School Pre-Algebra Prep: 9-9:55 a.m. July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2; rising grade 7; $125 week

• PSAT/SAT Critical Reading/Writing: 1-2:30 p.m. June 10-14, 10-11:30 July 22-26; $155 week; prepare for the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the PSAT/SAT

• PSAT/SAT Math: 1:30-3 p.m. July 22-26; $155; reviews math content on PSAT and SAT, test-taking strategies

• Tackling Math Word Problems: noon-1 p.m. July 22-26; grades 7-9; $125; for students entering pre-algebra, algebra or geometry

Chess and Game Builder Camps

• USA Chess Camp: June 10-14; ages 5-15; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $430; 9a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. $280; beginner to advanced level; register at chesscamp.com

• Introductory Video Game Creation: June 10-14; ages 8-15; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. full day, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. half day; pricing online; register at (888) 652-4377, gamebuildercamp.com/video.htm

• Video Game Creation – The Sequel: June 10-14; ages 8-15; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. full day, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. half day; pricing online; use Game Maker software to create a side-scrolling, platform game; register at (888) 652-4377, gamebuildercamp.com/video.htm

BEULAH GROVE SUMMER EXPLOSION: 1434 Poplar St.; bgcrcenter.org; grades K-8; June 3-July 12, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; extended hours; get a head start on grade-appropriate curriculum for next school year to include CRCT practice, math, science, language arts, communication skills and critical thinking skills; afternoon activities include music, dance, Bible study, Spanish, computers and art; $90 week with $40 nonrefundable registration; one week free if tuition paid in full by May 17

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE CSRA: (706) 504-4071; bgccsra.org; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 29-July 29 (no camp July 4); ages 6-14; breakfast, lunch and snacks provided

• E.W. Hagler, 1903 Division St.; (706) 312-2200; free extended care 7:30-9 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m.

• W.T. Johnson, 1610 Hunter St.; (706) 821-2866; free extended care 2-5:30 p.m.

• Jamestown Elementary, 3637 Hiers Blvd., Hephzibah; (706) 504-4071; free extended care 8-9 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m.

BUSSEY FAMILY DAYCARE SUMMER CAMP: 4109 Short Leaf Court, (706) 830-1070, busseyfamilydc@aol.com; for grades 1-5; Summer Bridge Activities, field trips

CAMP BE YOUR BEST: A 10-hour camp for girls ages 11-18; fashion, etiquette, money management, peer-pressure and self esteem, health and hygiene, and educational tips from local professional women; registration required

Thomson: June 22; Angel Denson (706) 466-6010 or Marilyn Norris (706) 619-8801

Aiken: July 13; Jana Chavous (803) 640-5027 or Kathy Waltower (762) 215-4098

Augusta: July 27; Charlotte Hill (706) 267-6712 or Karen Lewis (706) 627-0697

CAMP GRAVATT: 1006 Camp Gravatt Road, Aiken; (803) 648-1817, bishopgravatt.org; resident camp; swimming, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, more; must register online

Elementary: June 8-14, 16-22, July 19-25; grades 1-6; $460

Junior High: June 24-July 4, July 7-17; grades 7-9; $675

Junior High and Elementary: July 27-Aug. 2; all ages; $460

Family Camp 2: May 24-26, Aug. 9-11; parents and children; $180 two family members, $60 each additional, $300 family max

CAMP INVENTION: For rising grades 1-6; $220; five modules daily promote science, technology, engineering, math, history, arts; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; register at campinvention.org

Goshen Elementary School: 4040 Old Waynesboro Road; July 15-19

Augusta Christian School: 313 Baston Road
Martinez; June 17-21

Blue Ridge Elementary School: 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; June 10-14

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center: USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; June 17-21

DEVONWOOD FARMS HORSE CAMP: 215 Woodward Drive, Aiken, (803) 502-1000; devonwoodfarms.com; ages 5-16, girls and boys, beginner to advanced, weeks of June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29; new camper $300 one week, $550 two weeks; returning camper $250 for one week, $475 for two weeks

EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL: 2248 Walton Way; (706) 733-1192; edsaugusta.com; Julie Kneuker jkneuker@edsaugusta.com; also see Sports Camps

Camp FUNdations Preschool: rising pre-kindergarten-kinder­garten; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17-July 26; $110 before May 15; $125 after

• Deep Blue Sea: June 17-21; sea creatures, arts and crafts, more

• Bricks 4 Kidz: June 24-28; Trains, Planes and Automobiles

• Wonders of Nature: July 8-12; hands-on discovery, experiments, art, nature walks, gardening; field trip

• Under the Big Top: July 15-19; crafts, games, clowning around

• Frolicking Frogs: July 22-26; discover world of frogs and pond life

• Kindergartners in the Kitchen: July 22-26; food groups through cooking and baking

Lower School Program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17-July 26; $110 before May 15; $125 after (Culinary Creations $125 before May 15, $140 after)

• Fizz, Bang, Pop: June 17-21; rising grades 1-3; hands-on science experiments, activities

• Lights, Camera, Action!: June 17-21; rising grades 3-5; create a movie on DVD

• Jump Start First Grade!: June 24-28; rising grade 1; arts, crafts, math, games, songs, fun

• International Culinary Creations: June 24-28; rising grades 2-5; prepare recipes, create a passport cookbook

• Bricks 4 Kidz: Mining and Crafting; July 8-12; rising grades 1-3

• Lights, Camera Action – Take II!: July 8-12; rising grades 3-8; iMovie camp; write and film a story, movie-making experience

• Around the World in 5 Days Art Camp: July 15-19; rising grades 1-3; art projects based on international artists

• Fizz, Bang, Pop: July 15-19; rising grades 3-5; hands-on science experiments, activities

• Camp Fun-to-Read: July 22-26; rising grades 1-2; improve reading skills

• A Week in the Shoes of Claude Monet: July 22-26; rising grades 3-8; drawing and painting in nature

THE FAMILY Y: (706) 922-9622; thefamilyy.org; five-day camps at most branches May 20-Aug. 16

THE FAMILY Y: CAMP LAKESIDE AT THURMOND LAKE: (706) 359-2153; thefamilyy.org; $125 week members, $155 week others

Boys/Girls Adventure Day Camp: May 27-Aug 9 (no camp May 27); ages 7-12; swimming, sports, hiking, arts and crafts, boating, archery, more

Kinder Day Camp: May 28-Aug. 9; ages 5-6

Specialty Day Camps: ages 7-12; specialty areas focus on skill progression through drills and games

• Basketball: July 8-12

• Flag Football: June 17-21

• Soccer: June 3-7, July 15-19

• Sportsman: June 10-14, July 29-Aug. 2; archery, fishing, boating, learn wildlife tracks, how to build a fire, things to consider when hiking

• Fishing: June 24-28, July 22-26; water safety, basic knot tying, fish identification and safe handling, casting; equipment not required

• Teen Leadership Day Camp: May 28-31; ages 13-15; foster independence, establish healthy habits and explore leadership opportunities

FORT GORDON HILLTOP RIDING STABLE YOUTH HORSE CAMPS: Fort Gordon, (706) 791-4864, fortgordon.com; ages 7-13, open to public; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weeks of May 28, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29; $200 sponsored, $225 unsponsored

GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY AUGUSTA: also see Arts Camps,

Kids University: 2500 Walton Way; (706) 737-1636; ced.aug.edu/KU; grades K-6 June 3-July 15; grades 6-8 June 3-24 (choose three courses from art, music, drama, science, math, more); half day $99 session; full day $170 session; extended care and multi-week discount; brochure online

Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp: Ages 6-13; July 8-12; free; limited to 60 campers; hosted at Camp Tanglewood in Columbia County; swimming, hiking, games, sports, arts and crafts, one hour of daily asthma education. Lunch and snacks provided. Transportation from the GRU campus and south Richmond County provided on a space-available basis; details, Kitty Hernlen (706) 721-3554. khernlen@gru.edu

HICKORY HILL: 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson; (706) 595-7777; Sydney Peden sfpeden@hickory-hill.org; hickorg-hill.org; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; $60 week

Eco-Adventures: ages 10-16; June 10-14, 24-28; discover how humans have used the land for centuries, look to the past to preserve our planet; pick blackberries, hiking, crafts, more

Dig History!: ages 11-17; July 8-12; experience methods archaeologists use, ancient hunting, crafts, forensics; work alongside archaeologists to excavate Jeffersonian Publishing Plant site

KIDRIFFICE SUMMER CAMP: Whole Life Ministries, 2621 Washington Road; wholelife.org; June 3-28; ages 5-12 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; ages 1-4 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; swimming, movies, bowling, arts and crafts, team sports, Kids Church Live; Preschool Camp provides learning activities, summer fun

KINGDOM LEARNING ACADEMY, LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: 4804 Technology Drive, Martinez; (706) 691-4967; kingdomlearningacademy.org; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 3-July 20; applications accepted beginning May 14

KUMON MATH AND READING: June 1-30; kumon.com; 3-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Petersburg Shoppes Phase II Shopping Center, 500 Furys Ferry Road, (706) 993-2232; 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Columbia Towne Center, 4497-8 Columbia Road, Martinez, (706) 305-3379

MBS LEARNING CONNECTION: 1530 Crescent Drive 1G; mbslearningconnection.com; rising K-3, 5, 7; rising grades 4 and 6 placed on waiting list; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. full day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. half day, Monday-Friday, June 3-Aug. 2; $30 registration new campers, first day’s tuition returning campers, $65 week half-day camp (9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), $100 week full-day camp; fine arts, performing arts, crafts, outdoor activities

M.A.E.S. EDUCATION CENTER: (706) 860-8585; maeseducationcenter.com; camps for elementary, middle and high school students; math, reading, study skills

NORTH AUGUSTA PARKS, RECREATION & LEISURE SERVICES: Riverview Park Activities Center; 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; (803) 441-4300; northaugusta.net

RICHMOND COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3-Aug. 2 (closed July 1-5); five-day session day camps; ages 4-12; $42.50 week; games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, swimming, more; many locations; www.augustaga.gov/index.aspx?NID=979

SALVATION ARMY OF AUGUSTA KROC CENTER: 1833 Broad St.; (706) 922-1529; (706) 922-8331; KrocAugusta.org; weeks of May 21-Aug. 12

• Camp Kroc – ages 5 to 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $100 week members, $125 week others

• Junior Camp – ages 3-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $40 week members, $50 week others

• May 21-24: Passport Please; travel across the world

• May 27-31: The Great Outdoors; nature hike and outdoor activities

• June 3-7: No Theme Week; backward day, favorite item day, tacky day and twin day

• June 10-14: Who Dun It?; look for clues to solve a mystery

• June 17-21: Animals Around Us; games, crafts, activities

• June 24-28: Challenge Week; fun competition

• July 1-5: Water Works; water games

• July 8-12: Emergency Services; meet emergency workers

• July 15-19: Time Travelers; past, present and future come alive through imagination

• July 22-26: Doing the Most Good; plant seeds, music, crafts, caring for animals

• July 29-Aug. 2: Tons of Talent; show off talents, celebrate others’ people’s talents

• Aug. 5-9: Outer Space Exploration; travel through outer space in search of the unknown

• Aug. 12-16: Anything Goes; different theme each day

TRINITY ACADEMY BRICKS 4 KIDZ CAMPS: Graniteville; (803) 522-2349, bricks4kidz.com/southcarolina-aiken; ages 5 and older; June 10-14 (Amusement Park); June 17-21 (Animal Grossology); June 24-28 (Movie Making 101); July 8-12 (Extreme Expedition); July 15-19 (Mindstorm Robotics); July 22-26 (Bricks 4 Girlz, a girls-only week of crafting, and creating with Lego bricks); July 29-Aug. 2 (Mining and Crafting); Aug. 5-9 (Jr. Robotics)

USC AIKEN KIDS IN COLLEGE CAMPS: 471 University Parkway, (803) 641-3563 or (803) 641-3587; ages 7-14; see also Sports Camps or visit pacersports.com/summercamps2013.html

Tennis Camp: ages 8-13; June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon; $95; basic skills, no experience needed

Gymboree Camp: ages 8-13; June 10-14, 1-4 p.m.; $95; make eco-friendly craft projects

Young Writers Camp: ages 10-14; June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon; $90

Creative Chicks!: ages 8-12; June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon; $130; create memo boards, tie-dye beach towels, more

CSI Chemistry: ages 9-12; June 24-28, 1-4 p.m.; $120

Real World Camp: ages 10-12; July 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $130; solve “every day” problems

Vehicle Engineering (Lego): ages 9-12; July 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon; $40; build motorized vehicles

Battle Bots (Lego): ages 9-12; July 15-19, 1-4 p.m.; $140; build a motorized battle car

Brush Up On Reading: for rising grades 2-3; July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon; $95

Acting Up: ages 10-13; July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon; $100; learn basics of live theatre, no experience needed

Hoopla!: ages 10-13; July 29-31, 9 a.m.-noon; $65; design a hula hoop and learn hula hoop tricks

Crazy Construction: ages 9-12; July 22-26, 1-4 p.m.; $130; make your ideas a reality through hands-on problem solving to build projects

Crafty Kids!: ages 9-12; Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-noon; $100; create custom greeting cards

Brush Up On Math: ages 8-10; Aug. 5-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $95; multiplication, division, regrouping, word problems, fractions, more

VERYVERA SCHOOL OF GOOD TASTE COOKING CAMP: 3113 Washington Road, (706) 860-3492; ages 8-14; $50 deposit, includes cookbook, snack and lunch, hands-on time in kitchen and daily etiquette lesson

Beginner: ages 8-10, June 3-7, July 22-26; $225

Advanced beginner: ages 11-14 (first time), June 17-21, 24-28; $225

Intermediate: ages 9-14 (finished one year of camp), July 8-12, July 15-19; $225

Advanced: ages 10-14 (finished two years of camp), June 10-14; $250

Advanced plus: finished three years of camp, July 30-Aug. 3; $250

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA: 3067 Wheeler Road; wsa.net/summer; ages K-5; weekly sessions June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, July 8-12, 15-19, 22-26; full day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; morning 9 a.m.-noon; afternoon 12:30-3:30 p.m.; extended hours for fee

WHOLE LIFE MINISTRIES: 2621 Washington Road; (706) 737-4530, wholelife.org

Kidrific Summer Program: ages 1-12; June 3-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (early drop off and late pickup available); $85 week; bowling, water slides, canoeing, movies, T-shirts, sports, more

Journey 2013 Summer Youth Camp: ages 13-18; July 1-6 at Camp Longridge, Ridgeway, S.C.; fellowship, games, team challenges; $235 includes transportation, lodging, meals

WISDOM WORLD CARE & LEARNING FACILITY: 3550 Morgan Road; (706) 798-4186


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