2014 Summer Camps Guide - DAY CAMPS

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AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St., (706) 722-8454; register at museum or augustamuseum.org; ages 8-12; $100 week; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; June 9-13 (Native Americans through Victorian Era); June 16-20 (Industrial Revolution to the Present)

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CAMP INVENTION. Rising first- through sixth-graders will hone skills critical to science, technology, engineering and math at Camp Invention. Sessions will be June 2-6 in Evans, or June 16-20 in Martinez and Aiken. Above, Parker Welsh (left) and his cousin Colby Welsh work on a machine designed to pop a water balloon at Camp Invention in 2012. Register at campinvention.org.  FILE/STAFF
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CAMP INVENTION. Rising first- through sixth-graders will hone skills critical to science, technology, engineering and math at Camp Invention. Sessions will be June 2-6 in Evans, or June 16-20 in Martinez and Aiken. Above, Parker Welsh (left) and his cousin Colby Welsh work on a machine designed to pop a water balloon at Camp Invention in 2012. Register at campinvention.org.

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; weekly camps start May 27; hours vary by location; fun for all ages with weekly themes; water play, reading programs, field trips, dramatic play, art projects

AIKEN SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY CAMP 2014: 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 9-13 (Blast Off!); June 16-20 (Weird Science); June 23-27 (Critter Camp); June 30-July 3 (America, the Beautiful); July 7-11 (All Aboard!); July 14-18 (But I Don’t Wanna Grow Up); July 21-25 (Pirates & Princesses); July 28-Aug. 1 (What Does the Fox Say); Aug. 4-8 (Hollywood); Aug. 11-15 (Endless Summer)

AIKEN COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM: discoveraikencounty.com; (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/P501.aspx; weekly camps for grades 8-10; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., weeks of June 16 (science); June 23 (technology); July 7 (engineering and manufacturing); $129

ATHENS YWCO CAMP FOR GIRLS: 445 Athens Y Camp Road, Clarkesville, Ga.; athensywcocamp.com; (706) 754-8528; June 16-21; swimming, hiking, canoeing, drama, archery, pottery, games, sports, photography, horseback riding, overnight campouts, more; $650

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

ASAP Summer Camp Program: Rising grades 1-6; Monday-Friday, May 27-Aug. 7; 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 Summer Camp: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21-31; $200 plus $18 for book; 30 hours of instruction including time for student questions; five full-length practice exams with detailed explanations and score report; math, critical reading and writing covered in detail; sonshine333@comcast.net

AUGUSTA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: 898 Weinberger Way; (706) 228-3636; augustajcc.org

Day Camp: ages 3-13; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 27-Aug. 6 (no camp July 4); $160 week regular 5-day camp; $130 May 27-30 and June 30-July 3 (no camp July 4); $100 Aug. 4-6

Mini Camp: ages 3-4; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 27-Aug. 6 (no camp July 4); $125 week regular 5-day camp; $100 May 27-30 and June 30-July 3 (no camp July 4); $75 Aug. 4-6

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

Bits & Pieces: ages 8-13; July 7-11; basic techniques for creating mosaic art

Bricks 4 Kidz: Angry Birds/Bad Piglets (June 16-20), ages 5-13; Minecraft 1 (June 9-13), ages 5-13; Minecraft 2 (July 21-25), ages 7-13; Super Heroes (July 14-18), ages 5-13

Challenge Island: Ages 7-13; Shark Tooth Island (June 23-27); Amusement Park Island (July 28-Aug. 1)

Clay Sea World: June 16-20 ages 5-7, July 14-18 ages 8-13; create with clay

Fun Fashionista: June 2-6, 9-13; ages 7-13; fashion crafts, making/decorating jewelry, T-shirts, purses

Little Chefs: July 7-11; ages 5-9; cooking basics and cupcake fun

Intro to Tennis: July 14-18, 21-25; ages 5-8

Molly Manners: July 28-Aug. 1; ages 7-13

Mosaic Munchkins: June 9-13, ages 5-7

Snack Attack: June 2-6, ages 5-13

Soccer Basics: June 2-6, June 23-27; ages 5-13

Summer Craft Studio: July 7-11, 28-Aug. 1; ages 5-13

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, augustaprep.org; online registration only; no camps June 30-July 4; also see Arts and Sports Camps

Camp Cavalier: Monday-Friday, June 9-Aug. 1, $190 week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $110 week 9 a.m.-noon, Ants (ages 3-4), Grasshoppers (ages 5-8); Aloha (rising grades 3-6) Monday-Friday, June 9-27, $200 week

Exploratory Camps: see Web site for fees

Challenge Island: 9 a.m.-noon June 2-6, rising kindergarten-grade 5

French Camp: 10 a.m.-noon June 9-13, rising grades 3-5

Kodu Video Game Creation: morning/afternoon and full-day options June 9-13, ages 7-12

Introductory Video Game Creation: morning/afternoon and full day options June 9-13, ages 8-15

USA Chess: morning/afternoon and full-day options June 9-13, ages 5-15

Karate: noon-1 p.m. June 9-13 and July 7-11, rising kindergarten-grade 5

Forensic Science Camp: 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 16-20, ages 9-14

The Kids’ Table Cooking Camp: June 16-20 and July 14-18; 9-11 a.m. rising grades 1-4; 1-3 p.m. rising grades 5-7

Computer Programming: 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 23-27, ages 9-14

Bricks 4 Kidz: 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11, rising kindergarten-grade 5

Creative Writing: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1, rising grades 5-9

Summer Academy: see Web site for fees

Introduction to Forensic Science: 8 a.m.-noon June 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27, rising grades 9-12

Study Skills: 9-9:55 a.m. July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, rising grades 5 and up

Organizational Skills: 8-8:55 a.m. July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, rising grades 5-8

English Grammar Review: 10-11:30 a.m. July 28-Aug. 1, rising grade 6-8

Jump Start to Pre-School: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 28-Aug. 1, rising pre-school

Jump Start to Pre-Kindergarten: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1, rising pre-kindergarten

Jump Start to Kindergarten: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1, rising kindergarten

Ceramics: 8 a.m.-noon, afternoon studio time, July 14-18, 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, rising grades 10-12

Middle School Pre-Algebra Prep: 9-9:55 a.m. July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, rising middle school students

Math Test Strategies: 10-10:55 a.m. July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, rising middle school students

Algebra Prep: 11-11:55 a.m. July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, rising grades 8-9

Tackling Math Word Problems: noon-1 p.m. July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1; rising grades 7-9; for students entering pre-algebra, algebra or geometry

AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2-Aug. 1 (closed June 30-July 4) Bernie Ward, Diamond Lakes, Warren Road and McBean community centers; ages 4-12; $50 week; games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, swimming, more; many locations; www.augustaga.gov/index.aspx?NID=979

BEULAH GROVE SUMMER EXPLOSION: 1434 Poplar St.; bgcrcenter.org; grades K-8; June 2-July 11, 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

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE CSRA: (706) 504-4071; bgccsra.org; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2-Aug. 1 (no camp June 30-July 4); ages 6-14; $350; lunch and snacks provided; free extended care 7:30-9 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m.

• E.W. Hagler, 1903 Division St.; (706) 312-2200

• W.T. Johnson, 1610 Hunter St.; (706) 821-2866

• Dogwood Terrace, 747 15th Ave.; (706) 737-3554

• Thomson, 221 Pecan Ave., Thomson; (706) 595-7477

• South Augusta Club, 2463A Golden Camp Road; (706) 869-2532

• Washington County, 320 Riddleville Road, Sandersville, Ga.; (478) 552-7115

BRICKS 4 KIDZ CAMPS: Creativity Center, 4536 Washington Road Suite 4, Evans; bricks4kidz.com/southcarolina-aiken-warrenville; ages 3-13; Monday-Friday, May 27-Aug. 8 (no camp July 4)

BUSSEY FAMILY DAYCARE SUMMER CAMP: 4109 Short Leaf Court, (706) 830-1070, michellebusseykemp@live.com; for grades 1-5; June 30-Aug. 1; Summer Bridge activities, field trips

CAMP BE YOUR BEST: An 8-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 at www.sistersonlyclub.com

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; June 14-Aug. 14

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

Blue Ridge Elementary School: 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; June 2-6

Augusta Christian School: 313 Baston Road Martinez; June 16-20

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center: USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; June 16-20

CAMP MOUNT MORIAH: Mount Moriah Campground, 2665 Mount Moriah Road, Matthews, Ga.; (706) 339-3698; campmmc.org; ages 8-16; 24-hour camp; July 13-19; $100; no church affiliation

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

Specialty Camps: Fridays or Saturdays, June 6-July 12

Baby Bear Music Class: infants; 9-9:35 a.m.; $115

Silly Monkey Music Class: ages 2-4; 10-10:45 a.m.; $155

Week-long Morning and Afternoon Camps: see Web site for pricing

Ballet/tap: Rising pre-kindergarten-kindergarten; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2-6

Super Sleuth: Rising grades 3-8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2-6, 16-20, 23-27, June 30-July 2, July 7-11, 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1; 1-3 p.m. June 9-13; 9-11 a.m. July 21-25

Improv Theater: Rising grades 3-8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2-6, 16-20, 23-27, June 30-July 2, July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1; 1-3 p.m. June 9-13

Interior Design: Rising grades 3-8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2-6, 23-27, June 30-July 2, July 7-11, 21-25; 1-3 p.m. June 9-13

Basic Fundamentals of Cooking: Rising grades 2-4, 9-11 a.m. June 2-6; rising grades 5-7, noon-2 p.m. June 2-6

Painting 101: Ages 9-14; 1-3 p.m. June 2-6

Crazy Science: Rising grades 3-8; 1-3 p.m. June 2-6, 16-20, 23-27, June 30-July 2, July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1

Spectacular Scrapbooking: Rising grades 3-6; 2-3 p.m. June 9-13, July 7-11

Trip to Treasure Island: Rising pre-kindergarten; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-20

Going Buggy: Rising kindergarten-grade 1; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-20

Molly Manners: Kool to be Kind for rising grades 1-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-20; Young Sophisticate for rising grades 6-8, 1-3 p.m. June 16-20; Polite Princesses & Pirates for ages 3-6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14-18; Xtreme Confidence for rising grades 1-5, 1-3 p.m. July 14-18

Passport to Spain & Latin America: Rising kindergarten-grade 2; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-20

Fizz, Bang, Pop: Rising grade 1-3; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-20

Photography: Rising grades 3-8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-20, July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1

Learning Sign Language: ages 7-12; 1-3 p.m. June 16-20, 23-27

Storybook Creations: ages 5-7; 1-2 p.m. June 16-20

Jewelry Making: Rising grades 3-8; 1-3 p.m. June 16-20, June 30-July 2, July 14-18, 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1

Wonders of Nature: Rising pre-kindergarten-kindergarten; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23-27

Camp Fun-to-Read!: Rising grades 1-2; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23-27

Recycled Art: Ages 7-12; 1-3 p.m. June 23-27

Jump Start to First Grade: Rising grade 1; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7-11

Bricks4Kidz – Mining & Crafting: Rising grades 1-3; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7-11

Fun with Physics: Rising grades 3-5; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7-11

Lights, Camera, Action: Rising grades 3-8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7-11

Drawing 101: Ages 8-13; 1-2 p.m. July 7-11

Printmaking for Beginners: Ages 7-12; 2-3 p.m. July 7-11

Measure, Mix, Cook and Bake!: Rising kindergarten-grade 1; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1

Fun with Fish: Rising 3s and pre-kindergarten; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21-25

Under the Sea: Rising kindergarten and grade 1; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21-25

Show Me the Dough!: Rising grades 2-4; 9-11 a.m. July 21-25

Around the World: Rising grades 5-7; noon-2 p.m. July 21-25

Jazz with Pulse Dance: Rising grades 1-5; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1

THE FAMILY Y: (706) 922-9622; thefamilyy.org; five-day camps at most branches May 27-Aug. 15

GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY AUGUSTA: 2500 Walton Way; (706) 737-1636; gru.edu/pace; Kids University for grades K-6 June 2-July 18; grades 6-8 June 2-27; brochure online; see Arts Camps

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

Eco-Adventures: ages 10-15; June 9-13, 23-27; discover how humans have used land for centuries, look to the past to preserve our planet; pick blackberries, hiking, crafts

Dig History!: ages 11-17; July 7-11; experience methods archaeologists use, ancient hunting, crafts, forensics; work alongside archaeologists to excavate Jeffersonian Publishing Plant site

KIDRIFFIC SUMMER CAMP: Whole Life Ministries, 2621 Washington Road; wholelife.org; ages 5-12 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2-28; $100 week; water fun, gym, arts and crafts, dance, music, Bible lessons; early dropoff/late pickup available

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 2-Aug. 1; fine arts, performing arts, crafts, outdoor activities

NORTH AUGUSTA PARKS, RECREATION & LEISURE SERVICES: Riverview Park Activities Center; 100 Riverview Park Drive; (803) 441-4311; northaugusta.net; see Sports Camps

Adventure Camp: Rising grades 1-6; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9-July 3; $85/week if registered through May 23, $100 after; games, arts and crafts, field trips, slip-n-slide, talent shows

KROC CENTER: 1833 Broad St.; (706) 922-1529; (706) 922-8331; salvationarmyaugusta.org/kroc-center/kids-family/camps

Junior Camp – ages 4-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3-Aug. 7, $40 week members, $50 week others

Camp Kroc – ages K5 to 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; weeks of May 21-Aug. 12; $100 week members, $125 week others

SAT/ACT SUMMER TEST PREP COURSE: USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; (803) 777-9444, testprep@mailbox.sc.edu, discover.sc.edu; rising grades 10-12; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28-31; includes SAT and ACT textbooks, workbooks, lunch daily, four review sessions held in September, leading up to the first exam

USC AIKEN KIDS IN COLLEGE CAMPS: 471 University Parkway, (803) 641-3563 or (803) 641-3587; ages 6-14; visit web.usca.edu/conted/pdf/kids-in-college/2014-KIC-catalog-v2.pdf; see Sports Camps

#Ad Lit #Reading is Fun #Join us at USCA: ages 12-14; 9 a.m.-noon June 16-20

The Hodgepodge Lodge: ages 7-8; 9 a.m.-noon June 23-27

CSI Aiken: ages 9-12; 9 a.m.-noon June 23-27

Krazy Knextion Kamp: ages 9-12; 1-4 p.m. June 23-27

Hoopla!: ages 10-13; 9 a.m.-noon June 30-July 2

Vehicle Brick Building (Lego): ages 9-12; 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11

Young Writers Camp: ages 10-14; 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11

Battle Bots (Lego): ages 9-12; 1-4 p.m. July 7-11

Crafty Kids!: ages 9-12; 9 a.m.-noon July 14-18

Tennis Camp: ages 8-13; 9 a.m.-noon July 21-25

Acting Up: ages 10-13; 9 a.m.-noon July 21-25

Catchin’ Some Fun!: ages 8-13; 1-4 p.m. July 21-25

Real World Camp: ages 10-12; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1

Animal Adventurers: ages 6-8 and 9-12; 9 a.m.-noon July 28-Aug. 1

Brush Up On Math: ages 8-10; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4-6

VERYVERA SCHOOL OF GOOD TASTE COOKING CAMP: 3113 Washington Road, (706) 860-3492; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; includes cookbook, banquet, etiquette lessons

Beginner: ages 8-10, June 9-13, July 14-18; $225

Advanced beginner: July 21-25; $225

Intermediate: June 23-27; $225

Advanced: July 28-Aug. 1; $250

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

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA: 3067 Wheeler Road; wsa.net/summer; 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m. sessions; June 2-Aug. 1; early dropoff/late pickup; see Sports Camps

June 2-6: Middle Schools Leadership Academy, Art in Our World, Ceramics and Sculpture

June 9-13: Online Publishing; Robotics, Ceramics and Sculpture

June 16-20: Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Movie Camp, DSLR Photography

June 23-27: You Can Act!, Fundamentals of Writing, Fundamentals of Cooking, Modern Dance and Tap

July 7-11: Show Me the Dough!, Craft Camp

July 14-18, 21-25: Foreign Language Prep

July 28-Aug. 1: Middle School Study Hours

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

Kidriffic Summer Program: ages 1-12; June 3-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85 week; bowling, water slides, canoeing, movies, more

Journey 2014 Youth Camp: Camp Long, Aiken; ages 13-18; July 7-12; overnight camp; $235; transportation provided

WISDOM WORLD CARE & LEARNING FACILITY: 3550 Morgan Road; (706) 798-4186; wisdom-world.org; ages 5-12; 5 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 27-Aug. 1; $90 per week

A WORLD OF HOPE CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER: New Hope Baptist Church of Harlem, 671 Robinson Ave., Grovetown; 706-868-8955; Summer Enrichment Camp; ages 4-12; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 2-Aug. 1

Augusta Family Magazine contributed to this list.


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