Parents, you don’t have to listen to your kids complaining that they’re bored during summer break. Use this guide to find the perfect summer camp to keep your children busy all summer.
Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Programs: Enrollment is open for the 2012 program at all local area Boys and Girls Clubs now through Aug. 3. Clubs are open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Activities include field trips, swimming lessons, arts & crafts, computer lab and more. 706-596-9330.
Summer Camp Benning: The National Infantry Museum. July 9-13 for Level 3, for ages 9-15 and July 23-27 for Level 1, for ages 9-13. All camps begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Each camp costs $150 and includes a camp T-shirt, individual dog tags, a book and snacks and lunch. For details, call 706-685-5814.
Columbus Museum summer camps: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each week. $100 members/$120 non-members. Register by email, email@example.com or 706-748-2562, ext. 651.
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Sensational Sculpture: Explore the Museum’s sculptures and produce your own three-dimensional pieces.Ages 5-7: July 9-13.
Mixed Media Madness: Learn about mixed media works and unlesh your imagination as you construct your own works of art. Ages 8-10: July 23-27.
The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus: 1002 Victory Drive. Several overnight camp experiences called "Summer Nights at the Museum" will be held on July 6 and Aug. 3. The overnight adventure begins at 6 p.m. Friday and parents pick up their campers at 10 a.m. Saturday. Campers will sleep inside the museum on the replica of the USS Hartford or outside on the deck of the replica of the USS Water Witch. Cost is $20 per child. And if a parent also wants to attend with his/her child, it’ll cost $30. Call 706-327-9798.
Lucas Studios of Art Summer Camps: Advanced Art, July 9-13 or July 30-Aug. 5; Shading and Color: This class follows the beginning class. Classes: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $125 per class. To register, 706-573-0073 or Learntodraw.org.
Art Exploration Summer Camp: The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, 2570-A Lee Road 430, Smiths Station. 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13, sessions for ages 5-11 and 12-16. $185 per week. 334-480-2008.
CSU summer camps
Drop off and pickup for most of these summer camps is at CSU's Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Register at 706-507-8070 and www.activ8er.com/
ARCHITECTS: Find out what it takes to be an architect and learn about famous buildings around the world.Ages 8-11: July 2- 6, 9 a.m.-noon. $69.
CANDLE MAKING: Learn how to make your very own candles and leave with several different kinds.Ages 8-11: July 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon $69
THE ARTIST WITHIN: Learn how to draw and paint portraits, landscapes and still life.Ages 8-11: July 2-6, 1-4 p.m. $69
LITTLE SEWN TREASURES-FASHION ACCESSORIES: Sew fashion accessories out of fabric, bracelets, necklaces, and a bag to put them in.Ages 8-14: July 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon $79
YO YO ANIMALS ARE SEW HOT: Turn a classic toy into a fun companion. Sew a precious little animal out of YOYOs.Ages 8-14: July 2-6. 1-4 p.m. $79
DRAWING DYNAMICS: Learn the fundamentals of shape, design and composition will be covered through the use of pencils, pastels and charcoal.Ages 8-11: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon $79
SCRAPBOOKING: Learn new tricks to scrapbooking so your final scrapbook will always be something to cherish. Bring favorite photos.Ages 8-11: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $79
DOLL'S LIFE: SEWING A TRIP TO PARIS: Sew a fashion-forward outfit for your doll that she could wear on the Paris runway. Ages 8-14: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon $85
SEW A SILLY MONSTER QUILT: Sew nine silly monsters that come together to make a great wall quilt.Ages 8-14: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $85
BEGINNING ORIGAMI: Learn the art of folding to make spiky-balls bigger than your head, things big enough to sit in, etc.Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $79
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Enjoy this week of decorating and making all things Christmas, and also learn about other holidays.Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $79
PARIS-STYLE PAPER PIECED QUILT: Sew a Paris-style paper-pieced wall quilt that features shoes and pursesAges 8-14: July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $85
ZIP IT UP WHILE SEWING: Sew up a denim skirt that has zipper accents and a purse to match.Ages 8-14: July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $85
ART ATTACK: Explore several forms of contemporary art. The class will work on a group project that will be the centerpiece in the culminating Art Attack Show.Ages 8-11: July 23-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $79
DOLL'S LIFE: SEWING HOLIDAY DRESS UP: Sew outfits Halloween and Christmas outfits for your doll.Ages 8-14: July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon $85
SEWING MAD BIRD SOFT BALLS: Sew trendy mad birds that are featured on the hottest game of the century.Ages 8-14: July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $85
JOY OF ART: THE FOUR SEASONS: Celebrate the seasons with painting, sculpting, and collage.Ages 8-11: July 30-Aug 3, 9 a.m.-noon $79
SEW SOME ZIPPER CRITTERS: Sew crazy zipper critters that will brighten up anyone's day.Ages 8-14: July 30-Aug 3, 9 a.m.-noon $85
LEARN FROM SCRATCH: Create your own movie or game on the computer. Learn a new program from MIT, Scratch, that lets you create interactive stories, games, music, and art. Ages 8-11: June 11- 15, 9 a.m.-noon, $95. Ages 8-11: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon, $95
COMPUTER KEYBOARDING: Using state of-the-art computer tools, learn correct finger position so you will be an efficient computer operator.Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 1-4 p.m, $79
CREATIVE SPEAKING AND WRITING: Learn to create stories that will capture your audience.Ages 8-11: July 2-6. 9 a.m.-noon $69
CHESS CHALLENGES: Learn the moves and after the basics, go on to use pins, forks, skewers, tempi, sacrifices, and zwischenzugs to win the game of kings.Ages 8-11: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $79
MODERN MYTHOLOGY: Attend Camp Half-Blood and begin your adventure based on the Percy Jackson series! Discover what it takes to be a young hero or heroine.Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $79
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: Learn how to care for your pet dragon and then design and create one to take home.Ages 8-11: July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $79
WANDER AND WONDER: WILDERNESS SAFETY AND SURVIVAL: A course on staying safe, and learn survival skills: map/compass reading, campground safety. and how to match topographical features to the landscape.Ages 8-11: July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon $79
DOG CARE, OBEDIENCE TRAINING AND SAFETY: Discover your pet's needs, basic animal care, pet safety, occupations and volunteer opportunities working with animals and how animals benefit people.Ages 8-11: July 30-Aug 3, 1-4 p.m. $79
BLOOD AND BONES: Learn about the body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.Ages 8-11: July 30-Aug 3, 9 a.m.-noon $79
CHEMISTRY COLLISION: Perform hands-on activities using real tools, witness demonstrations, and join discussions, while learning concepts and techniques like a real chemist.Ages 8-11: July 30-Aug 3, 1-4 p.m. $79
3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!: You will build different rockets and participate in the launching, mission control, propulsion, and recovery of the rockets you build.Ages 8-11: July 2-6, 1-4 p.m. $69
OCEAN EXPLORERS: Explore the oceans by learning about marine life and the ocean floor. Construct your own 3-dimensional model of this ecosystem while learning about fish, plants, etc.Ages 8-11: July 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon $69
A PLANT'S LIFE: From seed to sprout to plant and back to seed again, you'll follow a plant's life through its many stages of development. Learn about plant propagation and start seeds and cuttings.Ages 8-11: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon $79
FORCES OF NATURE: Discover how fire, wind, ice, storms and even mud can transform earth and life on it. Explore other natural disasters like tornados, tsunamis, avalanches, and hurricanes through experiments, games, and crafts.Ages 8-11: July 9- 13,, 9 a.m.-noon $79
GUIDE TO THE GALAXY!: Take a tour of the universe! Learn about space travel, energy, dry ice, space technology, living in space, motion, and planets and moons.Ages 8-11: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $79
MAD SCIENTISTS: Become a mad scientist with household products as you learn to perform a variety of experiments.Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $79
SENSATIONAL SCIENCE: Learn to harness heat energy, the science behind cotton candy, and explore the properties of both light and color.Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $79
MYTHBUSTERS!: Learn how to apply principles of geometry and physics in order to find the answers to many myths.Ages 8-11: July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $79
SINGING SENSATIONS: Sing your heart out as you practice singing solo, as a choir member and even karaoke to prepare for your singing debut!Ages 8-11: July 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon $69
EVERYONE'S A STAR: Go through auditioning, rehearsing, creating costumes, makeup, props, building sets, and performing,Ages 8-11: July 9-13. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $159
ACTIV8'S NEXT TOP MODEL: Learn makeup, hair, fashion and all things runway in this camp designed just for you. Learn how to work the runway.Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $79
COMEDY CAMP: Learn how to be the next class clown or perfect your stand-up routine, maybe you'll even launch your acting career. Ages 8-11: July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $79
BUILD INSTRUMENTS: Instruments are made with very simple materials, but the sounds they produce are extraordinary! Learn about the many instruments of the world and build some of them yourself.Ages 8-11: July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $79
GLEE CLUB: Love to sing and dance? Combine the two and create a performance piece that is exciting for both eyes and ears. Ages 8-11: July 23-Aug 3, 9 a.m.-noon $159
GAME SHOW MANIA: Learn what it takes to work back stage on a show as well as be a spotlight contestant.Ages 8-11: July 30-Aug 3, 1-4 p.m. $79
COUGAR SWIM CAMP: Practice swim strokes and experience fun in the water through guided and free swim time as well as playing team water sports.Ages 8-11: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon $85
ROCK CLIMBING FOR BEGINNERS: Explore the fundamentals of rock climbing by learning skills such as basic knots, belaying, and climbing language.Ages 8-11: July 30-Aug 3, 9 a.m.-noon $85
VIRTUAL DANCE CAMP: Through electronic video games, you will compete with your friends for the title of dancing superstar.Ages 8-11: July 2-6, 1-4 p.m. $69
DANCE PARTY CAMPL Learn a variety of styles and dances to be a star at this camp.Ages 8-11: July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $79
MAD ABOUT SPORTS: Want to play flag football soccer, kickball, ultimate frisbee, basketball and more? Play them all at least once in this diverse camp!Ages 8-11: July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon $89
BeTween 2 Teen
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Discover how architects use art, science, history, and basic design to create buildings. Ages: 11 and older, May 29-June 1, 1-4 p.m. $69
SCHOOL YEAR ADVENTURES: Learn how to get good grades while having fun along the way. Explore test-taking and the development of useful study skills.Ages: 11 and older, July 2-6, 1-4 p.m. $69
PASSPORT TO THE WORLD: Take a trip around the world with us and taste new foods, see new sights, speak new words and hear new music. Experience Asian, European, African, Australian and South American cultures.Ages 11 and older: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $79
EMPOWERED WRITING: Use the power language to discover the writer within you. Learn a combination of skills that help you find your voice in your writing.Ages: 11 and older, July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $79
POETRY: READ IT! UNDERSTAND IT! ENJOY IT!: Participate in relaxed, creative activities within a friendly atmosphere, and experience poems that will relate to your own life, feelings, and imagination.Ages: 11 and older, July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon $79
WRITING JUST FOR FUN: You'll play some writing games, create small writings on your own, and also get new story ideas for your personal enjoyment.Ages: 11 and older, July 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon $69
SEIZE THE STORY: INTENSIVE WRITING FOR TEEN WRITERS: You'll join other teen writers in creating a story with moving description, memorable characters, and a 'so what' ending that leaves your readers wanting more.Ages: 11 and up, July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $79
ANCIENT ART: Explore the art of Egypt, Greece, and Rome as we re-create Egyptian scarabs, Roman mosaics, Greek pottery, coins and more.Ages: 11 and up, July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $79
FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL: This workshop will provide you with a chance to explore this multifarious field and will culminate in a huge Fashion Show event where our students will market their new fashion line.Ages: 11 and up, July 30-Aug 3, 1-4 p.m. $79
LEGO ROBOTS: Assemble a robot with the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics System and then tell it what to do.Ages 11-14: July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $95
3D GAME ART AND DESIGN: This course will lead you through the process of designing and creating an original game using Blender.Ages 14-18: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $95
INVENT ON PYTHON: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING: Learn to change images, put a picture of yourself in a scene, and manipulate music, all while learning to write computer programs.Ages: 15-18, July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $95
BABYSITTER BOOTCAMP: Learn infant and child safety, basic lifesaving skills, homework assistance skills and games kids love to play.Ages: 11 and older, July 2-6, 1-4 p.m. $69Ages: 11 and older, July 30-Aug 3, 9 a.m.-noon $79
HELPING HANDS: The class will actively work with a variety of nonprofit organizations to help those in need.Ages: 11 and older, July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon $79
VAMPIRES & WEREWOLVES: Choose a side as you explore the books and movies that have taken the world by storm. Discussions and projects may have you wishing you could travel to Forks, Washington.Ages: 11 and older, July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $79
SURVIVOR A8: Figure out how to survive on a dessert island by learning about your surroundings and your limitations.Ages: 11 and older, July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $79
WANDER AND WONDER: WILDERNESS SAFETY AND SURVIVAL: Learn survival skills such as map and compass reading, how to leave your campground as you found it, and how to match topographical features to the landscape.Ages: 11 and older, July 23-27, 1-4 p.m. $79
BLAST OFF WITH SOLAR ENERGY!: Learn about alternative energy sources, build a mini-rocket, build and cook with a solar oven, and learn how to use a solar energy source to power everyday objects.Ages: 11 and older, July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon $79
SUPER SCIENCE INVESTIGATORS: Experience and experiment with a new science adventure each day in this camp full of chemistry, biology, geology and other science fields.Ages: 11 and older, July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $79
GROSS ANATOMY: Learn how our body makes a scab, where ear wax comes from, why we hiccup, and what spit has to do with taste. Make your own blood, brains, and snot!Ages: 11 and older, July 23-27. 1-4 p.m. $79
NATURE'S SUPER HEROES: Discover creatures and critters that have a certain super hero style and investigate the worlds of different organisms and learn what traits and adaptations allow them to survive in their environments.Ages: 11 and older, July 30-Aug 3, 1-4 p.m. $79
SINGING SENSATIONS: Sing your heart out as you practice singing solo, as a choir member and even karaoke to prepare for your singing debut!Ages: 11 and older, July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. $79
ACTIV8 SCHOOL MUSICAL? You will become part of the moves as we act, sing, and dance to the music. On Friday, we will put on our own musical Activ8 style.Ages: 11 and older, July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon $79
GAME SHOW MANIA: Get a chance to participate in game shows with your friends and learn how what it takes to work back stage on a show as well as being a spotlight contestant.Ages: 11 and older, July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon $79
MAD ABOUT SPORTS: Want to play flag football, soccer, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, basketball and more? Play them all at least once in this exciting and diverse camp!Ages: 11 and older, July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon $89
DANCE BOOTCAMP: Improve your dance moves by learning proper stretching techniques and several dance styles.Ages: 11 and older, July 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon $69
VIRTUAL SPORTS CHALLENGE: This camp combines sports and video games one high energy experience. Compete virtually with your friends in various sport activities through video gaming.Ages: 11 and older, July 16-20, 1-4 p.m. $79
VIRTUAL DANCE CAMP: You will compete with your friends for the title of dancing superstar through electronic video games.Ages: 11 and older, July 30-Aug 3, 9 a.m.-noon $79