Albany ready for 'campy' summer

Photo by Vicki Harris

Photo by Vicki Harris

ALBANY -- Kids of all ages that are looking for something to do this summer will not have any trouble with the vast variety of choices going on in Albany at many familiar places.


Dougherty County Extension, contact Jessica Dorsey (229) 436-7216.

JUNIOR CAMP, May 30-June 3, kids in grades 7 and 8, fees $325 by May 27.

Campers spend a week of fun in North Georgia. Swimming, nature hikes, archery, tennis, arts & crafts, photography and a trip to Six Flags Over Georgia.

CLOVERLEAF CAMP, June 6-10, kids in grades 5 and 6, fees $285 by May 27.

Campers spend a week at Jekyll Island. Summer-Wave Water Park, cook-outs, swimming, bike riding, dancing, canoeing and beach fun.

SENIOR CAMP, July 4-8, kids in grades 9-12, fees $325 by May 27.

Campers spend a week learning about the barrier islands of Georgia, trek across Cumberland Island, trawl the seas on a real shrimp boat, hunt for shark's teeth, go crabbing and kayaking and enjoy a seafood dinner.


The museum offers six week-long art camps at the 311 Meadowlark Drive facility, grades 1-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or a half-day from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Fees range from $75-$200 per child. Cost includes all materials and supplies. Snacks and lunch are provided by the child. Contact Crystal Morrison (229) 439-8400 or cmorrison@albanymuseum.com.

BACK WITH A SPLASH, June 6-10: Campers will use paint and other wet medium.

GEE, IT'S 3-D, June 13-17: Campers will make three-dimensional creations.

ID AT THE AMA, June 20-24: Campers will create renditions of many of the classics as they look into the lives of many artists.

GREEN WEEK, June 27-July 1: Campers will construct and create art out of recyclable items, better known as junk art.

LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS, July 11-15, campers will learn about a different animal each day and create different types of creatures.

SUB-SAHARAN SAFARI, July 18-22: Campers will create pottery, paintings and other artifacts based on the museums permanent collection.


KIDDIE COLLEGE, "Back in the Swing of Things," June 6-July 1, Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-noon or 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; fees $300 for half-day, $500 for full day.

Campers will learn leadership development, sports, arts & crafts, music, etiquette and field trips will be provided.

Contact (229) 430-2792, hosted by ASU Early Learning Center.


Jefferson Street Unit, 1309 Jefferson Street (229) 435-2546, East Albany Unit, 1112 Inverness Street (229) 439-4386, Jane Willson Unit, 1012 Holloway Avenue (229) 420-5580.

A variety of activities will be offered which emphasize on teamwork, responsibility, cooperation and fair play. Group clubs, trips/tours, basketball, softball, learn to swim, games room, arts and crafts and photography.

Camp will run from May 23-July 15 (closed on July 4), 9 a.m.-5:45; Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-4:45 Fridays.

All applicants must be Boys & Girls Clubs Members, membership fee is $5 for the year. $240 per child for summer camp. All fees are non-refundable.

Registration continues through May 20 from 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; after May 23, forms will be accepted Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the club.

Swimming lessons for beginners-advanced will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon. Early registration is encouraged. $5 per person for a 2 week session or $15 for the entire swim season.

Sessions: 1, May 31-June 3, 2; June 6-June 17, 3; June 20-July 1, 4; July 5-July 15.


MONKEY AROUND: Chehaw's week long summer camps for ages 5-12.

The park is at 105 Chehaw Park Road. Contact (229) 430-5275 or www.chehaw.org.

ZOOKEEPERS 101: Children will learn about various types of animals who live at Chehaw and will go behind the scenes and see what it really takes to work in a zoo.

May 30-June 3, $75, session A: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., ages 5-6; session B: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 7-8

July 18-22, $120, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 5-12

CAMP ZOOVIVOR: Children will learn about the unique adaptations animals use to help them to survive in the wild.

June 6-10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., ages 7 and 8, $120

June 27-July 1, session A: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., ages 7-8; session B: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 9-12

WACKY ONES: Children will learn all about the creepiest, craziest, weirdest critters and what they do that makes them so wacky.

June 13-17, $75, session A: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., ages 9-12; session B: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 5-6

July 25-29, $120, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 5-12

DINOSAURS: Children will dig up the past by finding fossils in a real dig and meet their living relatives.

June 20-24, $120, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 5-12

July 11-15, $75, session A: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., ages 5-6; session B: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 9-12.

HOLIDAYS: Children will celebrate four different holidays, animal style.

July 5-8, $110, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 5-12


2400 Gillionville Rd., Contact (229) 317-6730 or www.darton.edu.com

WOW SCIENCE CAMP, June 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., ages 13-17, fees $130 (includes t-shirt).

Students will make volcanos erupt, make dinosaurs grow twice their size and try myth-buster experiments and more.

AMERICAN GIRL CAMP, July 11-14, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., ages 7-12, fees $125 (includes t-shirt).

Campers will journey through time to meet Kit, Nellie, Josefina and Kristen. Activities will celebrate the lives and capture the spirit of these inspiring heroines.

CAVALIER AFTERNOON ACTIVITY CAMP, June 13-16; June 20-23; July 11-14, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., ages 6-12, fees $65.

Campers will learn and have fun with a math scavenger hunt, learn about other cultures, learn computer tricks and much more.

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB, June 6-9, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 10-14, fees $65.

Snack, write, share and publish all the while exploring various genres and styles.

ACT-UP!, acting camp, June 13-16, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 8-11, fees $65.

Campers will be introduced to a wide variety of fun and confidence building theater games and exercises.

LEGO JUNIOR VEHICLES, July 11-14, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., ages 5-7, fees $125.

Campers will learn to build 14 different vehicles.

LEGO BATTLE BOTS, June 20-23, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., ages 8-12, fees $125.

Campers will learn to design and build their own motorized battle cars and other vehicles.

LET'S DANCE!, July 18-21, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., ages 8-13, fees $95.

Campers will learn the traditional dance forms, ballet, jazz and modern and also will learn some hip hop moves. Dress in ballet or workout attire.

TEEN DANCE CLASSES, July 14, 21 and 28, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., ages 14-18, fees $95.

Campers in this three-session class will learn ballet and contemporary dance techniques, along with some hip-hop moves. Dress in ballet or workout clothes.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TEENS, June 21 and 23, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., ages 13-18, fees $65.

This class will help simplify digital photography and explore the creative and custom functions of your camera. Student must provide their own point and shoot or SLR digital camera.

BROADCAST JOURNALISM, June 13-23, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 13-18, fees $155.

Campers will create and host a broadcast that will air on Channel 19. You will also develop skills in camera and video operation, audio, lighting and video editing using FinalCut Pro. Campers will also tour the inside of a local TV news station.

HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP, June 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon., fees $165.

Campers will learn to ride a horse, psychology of the horse, grooming, first aid, nutrition, breeds and riding styles. Students should dress in jeans or riding breeches. Safety helmets are provided.

Star K Equestrian Center, 310 Long Dirt Road, Leesburg.

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training with Child and Infant CPR and First Aid Certification Course, June 1 and 2, July 6 and 7, ages 11-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., fees $110.

This class will provide youth who plan to baby-sit. Youth will learn skills necessary to give in case of an emergency and general care for children will baby-sitting.

GOLF CAMP, June 6-9, ages 7-16, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., fees $99.

Campers will learn the basics and get individual instruction on the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching, full swing irons/woods and sand play. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

TENNIS CAMP, May 31-June 3, ages 6-17, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., $65.

Campers will learn the basics and get individual instruction on the fundamentals of forehands, backhands and serve. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

BASEBALL CAMP, May 31-June 3, ages 6-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $100.

Campers will learn the fundamentals of pitching, catching, fielding and team play. Hitting is a part of each day. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

SOCCER CAMP, June 13-15, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 6-14, $100

Campers will learn training for basic skills, along with position play. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

CROSS COUNTRY CAMP, June 9-11, all ages, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., fees $65.

Campers will have daily activities, games and beginners fun runs. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

SPLASH INTO A SWIM-GYM, June 6-10, June 13-17 and June 20-24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., all ages, , fees $150.

Swimming, bowling, racquetball, movies and games. Campers will learn to swim from collegiate All-Americans. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

DC WRESTLING TECHNIQUE CAMP, July 1-3, grades K-8th, 8 a.m.-noon, fees $85.

Campers will learn all aspects of wrestling, from takedowns to pins, nutrition and conditioning. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

DC INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL CAMP, June 13-15, ages 7-16, fees $85.

Campers will learn fundamentals of the game or improve ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, stance and footwork on the court. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

DC TEAM BASKETBALL CAMP, June 9-11, high school aged, fees, residential cost, $130 per player and commuter cost, $350 per team.

Darton has the ability to host 20-24 teams. Lines will be put down on the courts to distinguish three-point value and out of bounds. High school officials and staff members will officiate the games. Two, 20 minute halves will be played. Team jerseys or t-shirts with numbers and non-marking shoes are required. Each team will receive a camp t-shirt.

DC FUNDAMENTALS BASKETBALL CAMP, June 20 and 21, 1st-6th grade, 10 a.m.-noon, 7th-12th grade, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., fees $75.

Campers will learn concepts such as shooting, footwork, defense and ball handling. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

SOFTBALL DAY CAMP, June 6-8 and July 25-27, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., fees $85.

Campers will have instruction on hitting, throwing, fielding, catching and individual position play. Campers need to bring shoes and gloves. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

SOFTBALL HITTING CAMP, June 27-30, July 11-13, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., ages 9-high school seniors, fees $85.

Campers will work on hitting and the offensive side of fast-pitch softball. This clinic will teach proper swing mechanics. Players need to bring shoes and gloves. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

DC ALL SPORTS CAMP, June 27-30, July 18-21, 8:30 a.m.-noon, ages 6-14, fees $85.

Campers will do a wide variety of different sports. If you like to play then this camp is for you. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.



Sherwood Christian Academy will hold two summer camps

Secondary School, 1418 Old Pretoria Road

$135, $25 is non-refundable; this includes script, listening CD, and show t-shirt.

"Dear Edwina Junior" is for rising K5-3rd graders, June 7-July 1, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Auditions; May 5 and 6 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the lower campus, 2200 Stuart Avenue

"Oklahoma!" is for 3rd-9th graders, July 11-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Auditions, May 5 and 6, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Lower Campus, 2200 Stuart Avenue

Contact, Vickie Knuckles (229) 347-9818 or Jackie Byrd (229) 698-3810. Please call for makeup auditions if unable to attend days listed.


Summer Youth Workshop

514 Pine Ave.

$150, no refunds after the second day, youth will work on performance and mask techniques, singing and dance with a break for lunch (child should bring their own lunch or snack). This camp is designed to be fun and non-competitive.

June 6-10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., registration will be May 11 from noon-4 p.m. and will continue until the first day of class.

Contact, (229) 439-7193 or visit our office us on Pine Ave.


STONEHAVEN STABLES, 2816 Palmyra Road, May 30-August 5, ages 6-16, fees $75 a week.

Campers will learn about horse care, grooming and riding. Games, arts and crafts are also part of the day. Camp begins at 9 a.m.-2 p.m.. Campers are to provide their own lunch.

Contact Carol Rathel (229)431-0056 or crathel@earthlink.net.


Thronateeska Heritage Center and the Flint RiverQuarium have adventures in science and nature summer camps, June 1-July 22, ages 5-12. Contact environmental educator (229) 639-2650. ext. 234 or Icampbell@flintriverquarium.com.

AQUADOPT, June 1-June 3, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 7-11, fees, $55-$65, bring a sack lunch.

Campers will discover the secrets of animals that share our world. Keeping critters happy and healthy will be a lesson these campers will learn.

WILD & WACKY SCIENCE III, June 6-10 and June 27-July 1, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 7-11, fees $90-$100, bring a sack lunch.

This camp will take place at both Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center, campers will mix magic and science and come up with some gooey wonders.

SPACE CAMP, June 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 9-12, fees $90-$100, bring a sack lunch.

Campers will peer into the blackness of space in full-dome Wetherbee Planetarium video and star exploration and end the week by building their own bottle rocket.

SMALL FRY, June 13-17, 9 a.m.-noon or 1 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 5 and 6 fees $50-$60, snacks provided.

Campers will step into the world of alligators, turtles, fish, frogs and birds.

THING THAT MAKE YOU GO EEK, July 6-8, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 7-11, fees $55-$65, bring a sack lunch.

Campers will do hands on experiments with live animals, this camp is for those who like yucky.

WONDERS OF NATURE, July 18-July 22, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 7-11, fees $90-$100, bring a sack lunch.

Campers will learn how to use a compass and identify animal tracks and come face to face with animals that call the Flint RiverQuarium their home.


Children make new friends and have fun. Daily activities include: arts and crafts, games, skits, songs, sports, swimming, and weekly special events. Camp registration March 5-May 2 $30 fee, after May 2 the fee is $45. Camp dates, May 23-Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., extended are is available 7 a.m. -6 p.m., weekly fees are $79-$89. Fees include T-shirt, field trips, extended care and swimming.

Camp Adventure, ages 5-7, located at Albany YMCA and Lee County; Camp Survivor, ages 8-14, located at YMCA Sports Park and Lee County.

Contact Kawona Holliday-Wakefield (229) 436-0531 or kholliday@albanyareaymca.org.


LIVING FIT, June 13-17, ages 7-14, fees $125-$150.

Campers will learn about a healthy lifestyle. Topics on heart health, eating healthy, staying away from drugs, appreciating diversity and other topics. Physical activities, such as dance and games in pool will be apart of camp.

CAMP KWD (for kids diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome), June 20-24, ages 7-14, fees $79-89.

Campers will participate in swimming, sports, yoga, arts and crafts, food preparation and field day. Phoebe nurses will monitor blood glucose before and after various activities.

GROWING GIRLS, June 27-July 1, ages 7-17, fees $125-$150.

Campers will learn about etiquette inside and outside the home, expressing yourself in a positive light, taking care of your body, dressing for success, struggles for young girls today, fashion show, dance and pool time.

FILM-MAKING BOOT CAMP, July 11-15, ages 11-17, fees $125-$150.

Learn everything you need to make your own short film in just one week. You will get to write, shoot, edit and premiere your own movie and then have it online. Film equipment is provided and a final screen viewing and judging Friday evening.

STRONG KIDZ, July 18-July 22, ages 7-14, fees $125-$150.

Learn the basics of tennis, basketball, volleyball, racquetball swimming, understand the importance of teamwork for success, sport specific conditioning with a trainer certified in CrossFit, video of some of the best athletes.