Summer youth programs planned across North Georgia
Youth summer camps and structured activities are offered across North Georgia. Information on some is provided. In addition, many churches offer vacation bible schools for minimal cost. Families can also consider Georgia State Parks activities which are offered across the state. More information is available on the webpages listed. Information is current as May 10, but classes fill up quickly.
TATER PATCH PLAYERS, JASPER
BOWEN ARTS CENTER, DAWSONVILLE
Summer Art Camps Contact the Bowen Center for the Arts at 706-265-2787 (ARTS) for more info.
Summer Art Camps w Jennifer (Tu-Fri) 6/12/-6/22 All day at the Bowen Arts Center
Summer Art Camps with Rebecca. 7/10/-7/20 All day at the Bowen Arts Center
BOOTH WESTERN ART ACADEMY, CARTERVILLE
Booth Museum offers a wide array of art classes for various age groups throughout the summer. Classes include art bugs (ages 4-6, mixed media), pottery (ages 7-12), cartooning (ages 7-12), Native American Ceramics (Ages 10+), art soup (Ages 7-12, mixed media), Smartphone photography (10+), claymation (Ages 10+).
Visit https://boothmuseum.org/adults/booth-art-academy/ for class descriptions, date, and cost. Call 770-387-1553 to register. All classes are held at the TRC building at 1 North Gilmer Street unless otherwise noted. Registration will end one week before the first day of class. The registration fee is fully refundable up to 14 days prior to the class.
HOLLY THEATRE, DAHLONEGA
Participants will not be considered registered until payment has been received in full. No refunds will be issued after June 15. Registration is a two-step process, complete our online reservation form and make a payment using our online ticketing system, in person, or mail in a check. Please complete this form for each individual student attending camp. Also note cancellation and liability information in this form. Read more and register: https://www.hollytheater.com/summer-camps.html.
Senior Performance Camp 2017 Ages: 12-18. Auditions: May 19th 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Camp Dates: June 4-15, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Performances: June 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 Registration $250 ($180 for additional kids in the same family). Participants will be immersed in every aspect of theater for two weeks: performing, technical theater and producing a show. The focus will be on building a quality production of “Once on This Island.” The show will be performed for paying audiences. This camp is most appropriate for those who have had some experience on stage or have taken a previous Holly Theater class or camp.
Senior Tech Camp: Once on This Island June 4-15, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $150.
Performances: June 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. Director: Patrick Rose. Design/Tech students experience our production from the backstage perspective. Students will build sets, create props, assist the director and stage manager, hang lights and work on all technical aspects of the show, including strike after the final performance.
Technical Theater Camp Ages: 12-18, June 5-16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $150
Performance Dates: June 17,18, 23, 24, 25. Camp offers training in transforming a bare stage into dazzling Broadway spectaculars working behind the scenes. Campers will be learning about all elements of technical theatre including but not limited to: carpentry, scenic painting, lighting and sound design.
Holly Performance Academy Costuming Camp Ages: 7-18+
June 4-15, Monday-Friday 8-11:30 a.m.at The Holly Annex (61 Enota St., Dahlonega, GA).
Registration, $150. An introduction to general sewing and creating costumes for the stage.
Students will learn basic machine and hand sewing, create a simple skirt for themselves, and assist with costumes for the HPA production of “Once On This Island.” In this class, kids will get hands-on experience with the basics of machine sewing. They'll learn everything from how to turn on the machine to finishing a simple project. As their skills grow, we'll teach them how to read patterns, cut fabric appropriately, and more! When registering, please note if your child has had previous sewing experience. No prior experience is required, just helpful to know. You may use our sewing machines or bring your own.
Mini-Camp: “Cinderella” Ages: 3-5 June 25-29, 10 a.m.- noon with final show at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jun 29. Registration $100. Students learn some basics of theater, music, and dance, while engaging in pretend play. At the conclusion of camp, we will put on a very mini production for parents and friends to enjoy.
BIG CANOE CAMPS/CLASSES
for Big Canoe residents & guests
BIG CANOE CHAPEL 2018
The chapel is sponsoring several summer programs. For more information or to register: https://www.bigcanoechapel.org/people/children/.
Vacation Bible School Monday through Thursday June 11 – 14 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Rising K-6th Graders. Registration-$10/child to Big Canoe Chapel, 10455 Big Canoe, Jasper, GA 30143. June 14, Family Fun Evening.
Day Camp June 19 – July 19, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10–3 p.m. $20/child/day (Price reduction offered for parents of multiple children.)
Children ages 5 – 12, crafts, games, story time, swimming and special guests.
Bring: lunch, bathing suit (or wear it under shorts), towel, sunscreen.
Art Camp July 9-12 Ages 9-12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ages 6-8 (full with waiting list) June 25-28 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Registration $125 to the Chapel Office. Last day for full refund is May 31.
ATHLETIC CAMPS & EVENTS
Several sports-specific camps for children are offered in Big Canoe.
Summer Junior Golf Camps. There will be three camps this summer. The cost per week is $225.00 per camper. Camp Dates (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day): Camp 1 June 20 – 23,
Camp 2 June 27 – 30, Camp 3 July 18 – 21.
Summer Junior Tennis Camps. To register call the Big Canoe Racquet Club 706-268-3367. Daily Junior Camp 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Junior Camp $250 weekly, $55 daily (limited to 24 campers).
Pee Wee Camp 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Pee Wee Camp $50 weekly, $15 daily.
Camp Sessions Jr. Camp 1 – May 29 – June 1, Jr. Camp 2 – June 4 – 8, Jr. Camp 3 – June 11 – 15, Jr. Camp 4 – June 18 – 22, Jr. Camp 5 – June 25 – 29, Jr. Camp 6 – July 2 – 6, Jr. Camp 7 – July 9 – 13, Jr. Camp 8 – July 16 – 20, Jr. Camp 9 – July 23 – 27
Kids’ Fish Camp. Fishermen will teach how to fish at four summer fish camps for kids. Camps are scheduled on June 20-22, June 27-29, July 18-20, and July 25-27. Camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of the three-day camp is $125 and includes a new rod and reel, tackle kit, and expert fishing instruction. Fishing is from a pontoon boat with an experienced captain and first mate. Kids bring lunch from home. Call the Marina at (706) 268-3303 for information or to register. Info: https://www.bigcanoepoa.org/Programs_and_Events_(1)/Youth_Fish_Camp.aspx