Some summer camp ideas for your kids

The count-down to “school’s out” is underway. In a few weeks, thousands of children will be saying, “Mom, I’m bored!” Don’t despair, though, there are hundreds of options in and around Fayette County to keep those minds and young bodies busy.

We’ve compiled a list from our advertisers this week. Be sure to see their ads on pages 10-12 of the C-section of the April 25 paper.

The Artist Within is offering summer camps beginning June 4. For information, visit www.TheArtistWithinOnline.com, or call 770-407-9197.

Bricks 4 Kidz opens a “classroom” in June for all things Lego. Kick off the summer with a Bricks 4 Girls “Friends” camp, Star Wars space camp or preschoolers camp. Two different themed camps will be offered weekly. Bricks 4 Kidz is located at 48 Market Sq. Rd. Suite C, Newnan. For more information, email VRodriguez@bricks4kidz.com, or call 678-876-3448.

Club Scientific has 24 camp themes to choose from for kids ages 4-13 this summer. Camp is held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran School in Peachtree City as well as multiple other locations around Atlanta. For more information, call 678-924-9504 or visit www.ClubScientific.com.

Fayette FACTOR presents A Summer Kid Fun All Inclusive Expo Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. Exhibits and information will be available from Peachtree City Little League, Fayette County Parks & Rec, Tyrone Parks & Rec, Girl Scouts, Taylormade Gymnastics, Summit Family YMCA, Bricks4Kids, Small Steps Music, ClubZ Tutoring, Heritage Christian Church, New Hope Baptist Church, IBeatAll, Spark Thinking, Parent to Parent of Georgia, Fayette County Library, Peachtree City Library, The Bedford School, Rockbridge Recreation Center, Big Arts Studio, Macaroni Kid, Score Indoor Soccer, and many more. For more information call 770-713-6731 or visit www.southsidesupport.org/summer2012.

Peachtree City School of Dance is conducting nine camp programs this summer for ages 3 and up. Princess Pirouette, for ages 3-5, American Girl for ages 6-8, Musical Theater Camp for ages 7 and up, Tap Stars for ages 4 and up, Hip Hop Camp for ages 5 and up, Jazz Intensive for ages 7 and up, Contemporary Intensive for ages 9 and up, Competition Team and a Ballet Intensive Workshop are slated. For information, call 770-632-1544 or visit www.ptcschoolofdance.com.

Southern Oaks presents Victorian Adventures history day camp for girls ages 8 and up. Colonial, Victorian, and Teens Thru Time camps are planned. Costumers are provided and campers make their own hats, learn stitching and old-style dancing. For information, call Michele Cox, director, at 770-460-0890 or visit www.VictorianAdventures.com.

Summit Family YMCA offers day camp May 29 through Aug. 10. Traditional camp includes swim lessons, teen camps, archery, canoeing, sports and arts & crafts. A specialty camp for children with developmental disabilities, ages 9-15, is also planned. Financial assistance is available based on need. Phone 770-254-5923 or visit www.ymcadaycamping.com for more information.

SuperCamp is a highly engaging summer enrichment program, a 7-10 day experience for girls and boys who gain inspiration by living on a university campus such as Wake Forest, Stanford or Brown. For more than 30 years, SuperCamp has been a leader in student success with more than 64,000 graduates worldwide. Students at SuperCamp learn how to learn – reading, writing, thinking, speaking, memory and note-taking – along with communication, leadership and relationship skills. For information, call 800-285-3276 or visit www.supercamp.com.

Wendell Coffee Golf Center offers Junior Golf Camps designed to teach children the basics of golf and how fun the sport can be. The set up, swing, pitch and chip shots, sand shots, putting stroke, how to hit the woods, etiquette, and rules are all explored according to the individual child’s level of play. Lunch, drinks and prizes are included. Camp begins May 29 and runs through Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Drop off can be as early as 8 a.m. if needed. For more information, call 770-969-4469 or visit www.coffeegolfcenter.com.

Starr’s Mill Academy presents Summer Party 2012 with swimming everyday and numerous field trips. Weekly tuition includes all field trips except the Animal Safari trip. All kids will participate in the Starr’s Mill Olympics. For information, call 770-486-8399 or visit www.starrsmill.com.

Windy Oaks Farm for equestrians offers summer camps June 4-8 and July 9-13. Located less than one mile outside Peachtree City, Windy Oaks camps teach riders horse care skills including grooming, bathing and tacking their horse. Campers spend time riding with an instructor and there is time left for arts, crafts and lots of fun. For more information, call 770-827-4246, email dwliving@bellsouth.net or visit www.WindyOaksFarm.com.

Winshape Camps will be held at Heritage Christian Church July 9-13 and at Dogwood Chuch July 23-27. The “ultimate day camp experience,” each session offers 19 activity choices for kids grades one through six. Camp is held Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, visit www.winshapecamps.org.

PTC Combat Fitness will offer the PTC Fitness Combat Camp for ages 5-12. The camp, offered Mondays-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, June 4-8, 18-122 and July 9-13 and 23-27 is $120 a week. The camp will teach boxing technique, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, games and fun and how to stand your ground when facing a bully. Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m. Campers are asked to bring a lunch. Phone Todd Gardner at 770-487-1000 to learn more and to register or visit www.ptccombatfitness.com.

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