Summer is now in full swing and while the kids are delighted to be out of school, you are worried about what they will do all summer. Here is a list of summer camp options to keep kids of all ages entertained.
SkyCamp at SkyZone McDonough is a Summer Camp designed for children ages 5-12. Camps are held Monday – Thursday from 9AM-1PM at this indoor trampoline park. Kids participate in arts and crafts, group games and Open Jump.
Junior Ranger Camp at Panola Mountain State Park is a 5-day program that introduces kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Children should bring lunch and snacks and remember to apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. $125 per child parking included. 770-389-7801.
Panola Moutain also offers an Outdoor Adventure Camp for children 10-14. This week long camp will teach your pre-teen basic survival skills, as well as give them a chance to try some extreme recreational activities like: tactical tree climbing, archery, bouldering, backpacking, and more! Camp starts June 20 and is $150.
Each summer the Henry Arts Alliance has two different camps for those who love to sing, dance, act, paint and more. Exploring the Arts Summer Camp offers a little bit of all types of artistic experiences from dance to drama while the Visual Arts Summer Camp lets campers work with professionals to create works of art. Each camp runs for one week and times vary depending on the age group.
The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department offers Day Camp all summer long. The Day Camp activities include: arts and crafts, games, swimming, field trips and other creative means of expression and recreation. Camp is open to ages 5-13. In addition to the full day camp options, the Parks & Rec program also offers a variety of special interest camps and classes including dance, various sports, tumbling, music and more.
Family Support Circle offers several fun and educational summer options. Their Youth Excellence Program (YEP) Summer Day Camp is a day camp where children received instruction on various weekly themes and then attend field trips that correlate to that theme. This summer’s themes include Social Networking, Health, Arts, Technology & Science, Community Service and Finance. This is a 6-week program.
For children fascinated by science, robots or technology, Family Support Circle is starting their first STEM – Zero Robotics Summer Program which will run from June 13 through July 14 at Hampton Middle School. Students will learn the STEM curriculum that will introduce them to computer programming, robotics, space engineering, and a hands-on fun learning experience. In the final week of the program, August 15-19, there will be a Zero Robotics Final Competition that will be streamed live from the International Space Station. Youth ages 9-14 at the time of camp, may apply for the summer enrichment program.
Gym Tech offers active acrobatically inclined children a chance to learn to tumble and vault as well as receive gymnastics lessons on bars, beam and floor. Potty-trained children as young as 3 can participate in half day camps while children 5-12 years old can enjoy full day options. Camps run from June 6 to July 29. Children can attend just one week or for the whole summer. Additional summer classes are also offered in dance, tumbling and ninja-Kour (parkour).
The Fortson 4H Center offers two different summer camp options. 4-H Summer Camp is for either Cloverleaf or Junior 4-Her’s and offers a week of fun-filled activities in an outdoor setting. Community Camp is for any young person regardless of whether or not they are in 4-H. This camp experience includes swimming, canoeing, first aid, archery, healthy lifestyles, fishing, zip line, climbing wall, and dancing.
Don’t worry about your kids this summer – pick a camp or pick several! These Henry County camp options will keep your kids entertained and learning all summer.